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    How to Help Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions

    Raise your hand if you’ve ever had a health problem. Contrary to President Obama’s warnings about health care in America, health insurance isn’t impossible for everyone who just raised a hand. The President spoke—and still speaks—about Obamacare solving the problem of pre-existing conditions that have hindered health insurance for some … More

    RSC Health Care Reform: Another Step in the Right Direction

    The Republican Study Committee (RSC) has released its proposal to reform the health care system. The American Health Care Reform Act highlights that there is a better way to address the challenges in American health care. The plan recommends a variety of key policy changes. Some are right on target, … More

    Morning Bell: Obamacare’s Dirty Dozen Implementation Failures

    Last week, the Obama Administration attempted to spin its announcement of a one-year delay in Obamacare’s employer mandate as an effort to implement the law “in a careful, thoughtful manner.” Don’t be fooled. Even Democrats have admitted the law has turned into a massive “train wreck,” with delays, glitches, and … More

    Obamacare: Helping the Sick Means Getting the Policy Right

    On February 15, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it was suspending future enrollment in its Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP) for lack of funds. This week, the House of Representatives is planning to vote on a bill that would transfer $4 billion from the Obamacare Prevention … 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

    Seven of Obamacare's Biggest Failures from the Last Two Years

    It has been two years since Obamacare was signed into law, and although the major provisions don’t begin until 2014, some have already been implemented. The parts of the law already in effect were thought by its proponents to be its most popular, but as detailed in Heritage’s “The Obamacare … More

    Side Effects: White House Misses Deadline for Creating High Risk Pools

    We’ve all heard it before — the age-old saying “Better late than never.” Well, get ready to hear it  again, this time from Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, regarding the creation of high-risk pools under Obamacare. The pools were supposed to provide coverage for individuals who cannot get … More

    Side Effects: State Reluctant to Swim in National High-Risk Pools

    Obamacare aims to insure the uninsured.  To do that, the law bars insurers from denying coverage to people with pre-existing conditions—but not until 2014.  In the meantime, the law calls for a national high-risk pool to offer coverage to the otherwise “uninsurable.” Under the new law, an important deadline looms.  … More

    Side Effects: The Catch 22 of Obamacare Risk Pools

    It was one of the most oft-repeated promises of Obamacare:  It will cover people, regardless of pre-existing conditions. But when it came time to make good on that promise, Congress came up short.  Yes, in 2014, the new law prohibits insurers from discriminating against pre-existing conditions—starting in 2014.  But what … More