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    Side Effects: Medicaid Reimbursement Crisis Hits Texas

    Obamacare promises that, some years down the road, every American will have health insurance. But the whole point of having health insurance is to get medical care when you need it, and that’s not part of the Obamacare promise. The new law aims to use Medicaid to cover 16 million … More

    Side Effects: IRS and Businesses Unite Against Obamacare?

    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently unearthed yet another undesirable side effect of Obamacare—one that will hit the taxman as well as business owners. The Taxpayer Advocate Service, “an independent organization within the IRS whose employees assist taxpayers,” reports that both the IRS and taxpayers will have trouble complying with … More

    Side Effects: Obamacare's Exploding Medicaid Costs

    The states are in Big Trouble. While Americans are fearful of record federal deficits, the states also are facing increased costs. Most of the exponential growth comes from increased Medicaid costs, and the taxpayers in the states are going to pay for it. A new Deloitte study gives predictions that … More

    Side Effects: Obamacare Shifts Costs to the Privately Insured

    President Obama promised to address the growing costs in health care with passage of his “reform” bill.  But instead of reducing costs, Obamacare will succeed only at shifting the burden to taxpayers and the privately insured.  Americans with private health insurance will indirectly subsidize care received by those reliant on … 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: Bureaucracy in a Bind

    Health care is a life-and-death matter.  It’s also a huge part of our economy (one-sixth, to be exact). With so much at stake, it makes sense to “go slow,” when it comes to reforming the system.  But rather than take the time to get it right, the liberal leaders of … More

    Side Effects: Obamacare Discourages Docs

    The United States faces a major physician shortage, and it will only get worse.  Aging baby boomers will create a growing demand for medical services at the same time Obamacare comes on line with its new demands. Complicating matters is the fact that many physicians are also baby boomers—meaning part … 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: Donut Hole Hold-Up

    Last Thursday, the White House trumpeted Obamacare’s first step in closing the Medicare “donut hole.” Checks in the amount of $250 were sent to 80,000 seniors in the “hole”—a gap in Medicare’s coverage of prescription drug benefits for seniors. Ultimately, Washington will cut 4 million of these checks, totaling $1 … 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