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    The Verdict Is In: Medicare Advantage Will Suffer Under Obamacare

    The outlook for seniors’ Medicare Advantage (MA) plans is grim under the new health care law. Though seniors’ premiums will drop 1 percent in the new year, this will be the exception to the rule over the next decade. Medicare Advantage is a popular alternative to traditional fee-for-service, allowing seniors … More

    Iowa Legislator Aims to Inhibit Effects of Obamacare

    Long before President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law, Iowa state representative Linda Upmeyer knew she opposed it and attempted to prevent the most objectionable provisions from affecting her state. Six months after its passage, she’s still against Obamacare — and willing to do whatever … More

    Side Effects: More Bad News for Those Who Like Their Current Coverage

    When House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said Americans would have to wait until Congress passed Obamacare to find out what was in it, she wasn’t kidding. Since the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Car Act nearly six months ago, Americans have been faced daily reality checks from the … More

    One Hundred Days Later: The Best Way Forward with Obamacare is to End It

    Exactly one hundred days ago today, President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law.  The President promised that the law would extend access to high quality care to the millions of uninsured Americans, while at the same reducing costs and overall health spending. Forget it. It’s … More

    Battle Over Health Care Reform Has Only Just Begun

    Before passage of the president’s health care legislation in March, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) infamously exclaimed that “we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.”  It has now been months since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act became law, and … More

    Bringing Leviathan to Life: Experts Look at the Implementation of Obamacare

    A June Health Affairs briefing on the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) showed just how deep the chasm is between many of Washington’s policy experts and ordinary Americans.  At the briefing, panelists discussed the potential impact and implementation of the PPACA amidst the public’s uncertainty … More

    Standing Up To Obamacare: What The States Can Do

    Due to the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), the nation’s health care system is on its way to undergoing a tremendous overhaul. The impact of the implementation process will be felt by all, but state and local governments will play a significant role. As former … More