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    UPDATED | Where You Can Buy Health Insurance After Today

    UPDATE (April 2): We wrote on March 31 (below) that Americans would still be able to buy health insurance in the individual market—outside Obamacare’s exchanges—after the Obamacare deadline. The Associated Press reported the same thing on April 1: Buyers can always go directly to an insurance company, but it may … More

    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

    The Conservative Alternative to Obamacare

    Dear friends, We’ve been very critical of Obamacare because it’s hurting Americans. But that has caused some to ask, “What’s your alternative?” The truth is, we’ve always had alternatives, but our critics weren’t ready to listen. Now, the disastrous rollout of Obamacare has a lot of people asking for alternatives … More

    Two Obama Voters Are Outraged Over Huge Insurance Hikes

    California residents Cindy Vinson and Tom Waschura are proud to say they voted for President Obama in 2008 and 2012. They’ve also been proud advocates for his prized health care law. But after opening their health insurance bills last month, they’re both “floored.” “I was laughing at Boehner—until the mail … 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

    Obamacare: The Doctor Won't See You Now

    The New York Times (NYT) has a must-read article this morning making a point that we’ve previously emphasized—that Obamacare’s insurance “coverage” may not really be coverage at all, as restrictive doctor networks and low reimbursement rates will limit access to care: Federal officials often say that health insurance will cost … More

    10 Ways Obamacare Isn't Working

    Obamacare is an unworkable law. It’s obvious because the Administration keeps trying to “fix” it—to no avail. It has delayed parts of the law, ignored others, and carved out exemptions for its political allies. 1. WAIVERS: The Administration established a legally questionable program of temporary waivers when firms announced they … 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: Krugman’s California Dreamin’

    Since California released its health care exchange premium rates late last week, liberals such as Paul Krugman have argued that Obamacare’s predicted “rate shock” will fail to materialize next year. At least three reasons explain why liberals’ argument falls short: 1. Dubious Assumptions About Exchange Enrollment Some independent observers questioned … 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