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    Morning Bell: Obamacare Is About Power

    Members of the House of Representatives are scheduled to vote Thursday to repeal all of Obamacare. Given that the House voted to repeal the law last year, some commentators and observers have questioned the need for another repeal vote. However, the scandals coming to light over the last week perfectly … More

    With Obamacare, What Happens in Massachusetts Won’t Stay in Massachusetts

    PriceWaterhouseCoopers recently released a study of Massachusetts’s experience with health care reform, claiming that under Obamacare most employers will not reduce or eliminate the health coverage they currently offer. However, there are at least three aspects the study did not directly address, all of which suggest that employers will, in fact, … More

    Morning Bell: President Says Obamacare Is Going Great

    Obamacare is “working fine,” President Obama said yesterday in his press conference. It’s made health insurance “stronger, better, more secure than it was before.” There are just a few slight details left to be implemented, but we shouldn’t worry about those, according to the President. Right. There’s nothing to worry … More

    Obamacare: Insurer Wants 25 Percent Premium Increase—but Will Still Lose Money

    Maryland’s largest individual market insurer, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, has submitted an average proposed rate increase of 25 percent for next year, plainly citing Obamacare’s new rules as the reason. But the most telling piece of the story is that it originally wanted a 50 percent increase, as reported by Kaiser … More

    Now Congress Wants to Exempt Itself from Obamacare

    No argument for Obamacare’s repeal can top the simple fact that Members of Congress do not want it to apply to them. Today’s Politico reports that the House and Senate congressional leadership—both Democrats and Republicans working in cahoots with Obama Administration officials—have been secretly negotiating for months trying to find … More

    Medicare Advantage Survives—for Now

    There seems to be much confusion surrounding the recent drama of Medicare Advantage’s (MA) 2014 payment rate. Here’s what happened: In February, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released its advance notice of estimates of the national per capita Medicare Advantage (MA) growth percentage, which is a key … More

    Morning Bell: Thanks to Obamacare…

    It’s Obamacare’s third anniversary. Though many key parts of Obamacare—including some of its tax hikes and mandates—don’t go into effect until next year, Americans are feeling many of its changes already. Please share these impacts to mark three years of this bureaucratic nightmare. Tweet this | Share on Facebook  Learn … More

    Obamacare Pre-Existing Conditions Coverage: Low Enrollment, High Costs

    One of Obamacare’s main selling points during the health care reform debate was the need to provide insurance coverage to those with pre-existing conditions—but like other aspects of the law, the plan is failing those it was intended to help. Beginning in 2014, Obamacare will prohibit insurance companies from excluding … More

    Obamacare at Three Years: Failing Small Businesses

    One of Obamacare’s many failures is the temporary small business tax credit, which is intended to encourage small employers to offer health insurance to their employees by partially offsetting the cost. Thus far it has largely failed to do so. Initially, the IRS estimated that 4.4 million taxpayers could have … More

    10 Stories of Job Loss as Consequences of Obamacare

    As employers and businesses prepare for Obamacare’s sweeping changes and mandates to begin in 2014, many are already laying off some of their employees. An event at Heritage today will discuss the burdens of the law both for small businesses’ ability to hire and grow and individuals’ ability to find … More