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    Side Effects: College Students May Lose Health Care Option Under Obamacare

    Health care isn’t something most students worry about. Government stats show about 80 percent of college students are covered under a parents’ plan. For them, Obamacare may mean they can keep the insurance they already have for a few years beyond college, but it won’t affect the coverage they carry … More

    Side Effects: Obamacare Causes Some Insurers to Stop Offering Coverage for Kids

    The effects of Obamacare are getting weirder with each passing month. Now, new requirements created by the law are causing some insurers to consider no longer offering “child-only” policies to avoid having to raise rates. Most children are covered by parents’ employer-provided insurance or by government programs. But some parents … More

    Side Effects: Regulatory Pillow to Smother Grandfathered Plans

    The Department of Health and Human Services has rolled out regulations governing health plans in effect prior to the passage of Obamacare.  You know, the plans that “if you like it, you can keep it?” The new regs will mostly affect the 170 million-plus Americans who carry employer-sponsored coverage.  The … More

    Side Effects: Obamacare Adds to the Ranks of the Uninsured

    Imagine if Washington applied Obamacare’s regulatory approach to car sales. Forget choosing your ride based on your own needs and what you can afford. Instead, your wheels would be dictated by what Uncle Sam thought was best for you. For example, you might want—and be willing to pay for—a Mercedes, … More

    Junk Economics: A Closer Look at Those Shocking Health Insurance Profits

    The advocacy group Health Care for America Now (HCAN) has released yet another report decrying what they claim are “huge profit gains” by the five largest for-profit health insurance companies for the first three months of 31%.  Shocking?  Well, one thing the report glosses over is, “31% of what?”  The … More

    Obamacare’s Big Surprises for the Uninsured

    The recently signed health-care legislation will have lasting consequences on health care in America. The massive two-piece package includes federal control of benefits, increased taxes, mandates on employers and individuals, and an expansion of costly and inefficient entitlements. This represents a federal takeover of the U.S. health care system on … More

    Side Effects: Young to Pay Higher Health Insurance Premiums

    Remember those lower health insurance premiums Obamacare would bring us?  Don’t count on it—especially if you’re young.  The Associated Press reports that a new analysis by Rand Health predicts premiums for young adults could rise as much as 17 percent under the new law. The new age rating requirement is … More

    Side Effects: Higher Health Insurance Taxes

    Union bosses howled about one Obamacare tax hike: the levy on “Cadillac” health plans (expensive plans rich in benefits). The problem with this tax, as they see it, is that it hits the very plans often enjoyed by their rank-and-file. Ever eager to please the unions, Democratic leaders added a … More

    Not So Fast, Kid

    That was what Speaker Pelosi said on March 10, 2010. One day after the Senate’s mammoth, 2,700-page health bill became law, the Associated Press has discovered the legislation doesn’t deliver on a key promise. Despite repeated assurances that the measure would provide immediate health coverage for children with pre-existing medical conditions, it doesn’t. … More

    The Truth about Rising Health Insurance Premiums

    Congress and its allies on the left are hell bent to overhaul the health care of every American. They have focused strongly on increasing regulation of insurance companies. They get the most of the blame for increasing premiums and skyrocketing health spending.  Though certain targeted and technical reforms of the … More