Kasich’s Kalamity

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Sign Petition – “Remove health-care subsidies for Members of Congress and their families”
https://www.change.org/p/remove-health-care-subsidies-for-members-of-congress-and-their-families?utm_source=action_alert_sign&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=763100&alert_id=VbULmmKxdP_EAu1X7UYWV0tIhvbse70fZIPTpE6r3k7jLM%2BUTdx2%2FovqIk%2F7jVeb6QPAHKtSl%2BY

Anthem pulls out of Wisconsin and Indiana Obamacare exchanges
https://www.wsj.com/articles/anthem-will-stop-offering-aca-exchange-plans-in-wisconsin-indiana-1498066062?mod=e2tw

Indiana exchange down to just 2 insurers as 2 more drop out
http://www.indystar.com/story/news/2017/06/21/anthem-no-longer-sell-obamacare-plans-indiana/416397001/

Alabama down to one ACA insurer
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/alabama-residents-left-one-insurance-option-aca/

Government-directed (ACA) insurance up way more than inflation. #WrongDirection
http://avalere.com/expertise/managed-care/insights/first-look-initial-rate-filings-show-premium-increases-decreased-participat

“Iowa Obamacare Insurer Hiking Rates 43.5 Percent”
http://dailycaller.com/2017/06/19/iowa-obamacare-insurer-hiking-rates-43-5-percent/

Washington State Insurers propose double-digit Obamacare rate hikes
http://tdn.com/news/local/insurers-propose-double-digit-obamacare-rate-hikes/article_6646dd6c-285f-55dd-8b3a-0a047171598d.html

FBI investigating fraud in ACA risk adjustment program; insurers play musical chairs thru fake coding
https://www.axios.com/the-potential-for-gaming-the-aca-exchanges-2442918804.html

Ohio GOP proposes Medicaid expansion enrollment freeze because of (foreseeable) budget woes
http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2017/06/ohio_senate_proposes_medicaid.html

Ohio senate passes budget w/Medicaid expansion freeze and work requirement. #KasichKalamity
http://fox45now.com/news/local/senate-passes-ohios-65-million-budget-plan

Hospitals losing money on Medicaid expansion patients, resort to cost-shifting. #ToldYouSo
http://www.dailyinterlake.com/article/20170621/ARTICLE/170629971

Add Montana to list of states where Medicaid expansion exploded – 45,000 predicted, > 77,000 sign up.
http://www.dailyinterlake.com/article/20170621/ARTICLE/170629971

Medicaid expansion depresses sale of private insurance.
http://www.healthcarefinancenews.com/news/private-insurance-spending-increased-non-expansion-states-health-affairs-finds

Obamacare genius masterminds wrong again: “California ER use jumps despite Medicaid expansion”
http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20170616/NEWS/170619908

“Obamacare is Hurting Americans, Hear Their Stories”
https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2017/06/22/obamacare-hurting-americans-hear-their-stories

How many more insurers will have to leave before you admit Obamacare is not working?

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Latest Free Market Healthcare Tweets
Free Market Healthcare page at ObamacareTruthSquad.com

Deconstructing the Single Payer Narrative (tweets & analysis)
http://www.liberato.us/single-payer.html

REPEAL OBAMACARE NOW!
– end the individual mandate
– return Medicaid to a poverty program (100% FPL)
– legalize true catastrophic insurance

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Still Dysfunctional After All These Years

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Much of the United States could see zero or few Obamacare insurers selling health coverage next year
http://www.cnbc.com/2017/06/13/map-shows-where-people-could-see-zero-few-obamacare-insurers-in-2018.html

94 of Iowa’s 99 Counties have just one Obamacare plan for 2018
https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/6/12/15786410/voxcare-senate-health-care-bill-not-public

Almost 2 million fail to pay Obamacare premiums, drop off. Cost a major factor.
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/fewer-people-paying-for-obamacare-in-2017/article/2625703

Insurers seeking ave 20% ACA price increases in 10 states
https://www.wsj.com/articles/insurers-look-to-ramp-up-premiums-in-health-law-exchanges-1497605403

“Obamacare rates in Michigan could skyrocket as much as 31% in 2018”
http://www.freep.com/story/money/2017/06/14/obamacare-rates-michigan/392687001/

Iowa says it needs $352 million in federal money to stave off Obamacare collapse. #ItsNotWorking
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-06-12/iowa-asks-u-s-for-obamacare-help-facing-collapse-of-market

ACA unpopular: “Obamacare Enrollees Rate Coverage Worse Than Those Insured From Another Source”
http://freebeacon.com/issues/obamacare-enrollees-rate-coverage-worse-insured-another-source/

Obama Program Made $729 Million in Erroneous EHR Payments to Doctors
http://freebeacon.com/issues/obama-program-made-729-million-erroneous-payments-doctors/?utm_source=Freedom+Mail&utm_campaign=be051bb1bc-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_06_12&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b5e6e0e9ea-be051bb1bc-45628225

Washington’s top-down ACA-enabled EHR program a $27 billion fiasco.  And we had plenty of warning.
http://thefederalist.com/2017/06/09/electronic-medical-records-exploded-doctors-faces-politicians-got-off-scot-free/#disqus_thread

Uncertainty about insurer subsidies lays bare true cost of Obamacare monstrosity (2% rate hike becomes 15%)
http://www.indystar.com/story/news/politics/2017/06/16/health-insurer-obamacare-indiana-warns-higher-rates-without-subsidies/102922180/

Oregon House wants to extort Washington with new provider tax gimmicks to fund Medicaid
http://registerguard.com/rg/news/local/35681219-75/oregon-house-passes-new-taxes-on-health-care-providers-mostly-to-fund-medicaid.html.csp

State spending for Medicaid expansion to reach $8.5B in 2018, up $4B from 2016
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/medicaid-expansion-to-cost-states-nearly-9-billion/article/2626029

Republicans in Michigan House want Medicaid expansion freeze to deal with enrollment explosion
http://wkar.org/post/michigan-republicans-trying-roll-back-medicaid-expansionn

It’s delusional to think Washington can fund Medicaid expansion at 90% even over the next 30 years
https://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2017/06/14/the-3-biggest-flaws-in-obamacares-medicaid-expansion-part-1/#19112b67dd48

Obamacare incentivizes states to prioritize Medicaid expansion for able-bodied adults instead of disabled
http://thefederalist.com/2017/06/15/yes-obamacare-really-disadvantage-disabled-americans/

Medicaid expansion prioritizes childless able-bodied adults over the elderly, disabled, and children.
https://www.mercatus.org/publications/medicaid-FMAP-ACA

Now is the time to get rid of the Obamacare death panel.
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jun/14/obamacare-death-panels-should-be-ended/

“5 Ways Obamacare Proves That Government-Run Health Care Is a Disaster” – higher costs, less choice, canceled plans
http://dailysignal.com/2017/06/13/5-ways-obamacare-proves-that-government-run-health-care-is-a-disaster/

Here’s your Obamacare welfare subsidy. Would you like food stamps with that?

If Obamacare helped you, great, but realize that Obamacare hurt two other people to do it.

 

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Groundhog Day: Rate Hikes and Dead Zones

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Anthem leaves Ohio ACA exchange – 20 more Obamacare ‘dead zones’ created. https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/insurer-anthem-opens-hole-in-ohio-aca-exchange-choices/2017/06/06/985974a2-4ae6-11e7-987c-42ab5745db2e_story.html

Two Washington State counties stranded – no ACA insurer.  #ItsNotWorking
https://origin-nyi.thehill.com/policy/healthcare/health-insurance/337037-insurers-exit-obamacare-in-two-washington-state-counties

More ACA dead zones likely in Missouri, Iowa, rural areas, etc.
http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/336449-five-places-most-likely-to-lose-obamacare-insurers

“Obamacare Insurer Participation Declines 24 Percent in 2017”
http://freebeacon.com/issues/obamacare-insurer-participation-declines-24-percent-2017/

NY tries to prevent insurers from leaving ACA by threatening expulsion from other gov’t health programs. #Amerika
http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-hiltzik-hardball-20170605-story.html

Obamacare Truth Squad predicted years ago gov’ts would tell insurers ‘stay in ACA or lose all gov’t contracts. It’s happening in NY.

“NH insurer seeks 30% rate hike”
http://www.unionleader.com/health/nh-insurer-seeks-30-rate-hike–20170606

“New York Insurers Seek Rate Hikes as High as 47% for Obamacare Policies in 2018”
https://www.thestreet.com/story/14171885/1/ny-insurers-asked-for-rate-hikes-as-high-as-47-for-obamacare-policies-next-year.html

Maine insurer seeks ave 40% hikes on ACA plans
http://vitalsigns.bangordailynews.com/2017/06/06/home/obamacare-premiums-are-about-to-get-more-expensive-in-maine/

New unknown for remaining insurers: how sick are the people who switch b/c former insurer left ACA?
http://redspringscitizen.com/news/business/10650/aca-cost-continues-upward-spiral

The people responsible for ACA’s triple-digit premium increases are the people who supported ACA.
https://www.usnews.com/opinion/letters/articles/2017-06-05/obamacare-is-to-blame-for-increasing-premiums-not-trump-or-republicans

Obamacare taxes have cost jobs, hurt middle class, and raised premiums.
https://www.finance.senate.gov/chairmans-news/obamacare-taxes-trampling-the-american-people

Medicaid: fraud-ridden budget-buster that doesn’t expand access or improve health outcomes
https://www.forbes.com/sites/sallypipes/2017/05/30/medicaids-cracked-halo/#2b0ecef110c0

Ballooning Medicaid costs provoke budget crises in states around the country.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/sallypipes/2017/05/30/medicaids-cracked-halo/#2b0ecef110c0

Medicaid expansion hurts people with disabilities – IL and OH cut access to expand to able-bodied
http://thefederalist.com/2017/06/07/special-interests-wont-tell-expanding-medicaid-makes-disabled-americans-suffer/

Myth: ‘fee-for-service payment is inflationary’. Not so for roof repairs, computers, legal services.
http://completecolorado.com/pagetwo/2017/06/06/book-review-myth-busters-why-health-reform-always-goes-awry/

Bundled payments (Value Based Payments) have led to horrendous inflation in cost of higher education
http://completecolorado.com/pagetwo/2017/06/06/book-review-myth-busters-why-health-reform-always-goes-awry/

Hospital uncompensated care negligible problem until health policy wonks seized on it to justify universal ins
http://completecolorado.com/pagetwo/2017/06/06/book-review-myth-busters-why-health-reform-always-goes-awry/

“I am now paying for a healthcare coverage that’s essentially unusable.” Premiums tripled, deductible doubled
http://www.paradisepost.com/opinion/20170512/so-you-think-obamacare-works-for-everyone-do-ya

Craig and Cindy Williams have seen their ACA out-of-pocket costs rise 70%; now their policy is being canceled.
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/2017/06/03/mike-pence-rides-harley-iowa-presses-action-health-care-reform/365192001/

I’m glad Obamacare is helping you, but it’s hurting lots of other people.

 

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Bad News: No Train Wreck Left Behind

BCBS exits Nebraska exchange, leaving one insurer.
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/blue-cross-blue-shield-drops-out-of-obamacare-exchange-in-nebraska/article/2624788

“Trump Drafts Rule to Overturn Obama Mandate Forcing Little Sisters of the Poor to Fund Abortions”
http://www.lifenews.com/2017/05/30/trump-drafts-rule-to-overturn-obama-mandate-forcing-little-sisters-of-the-poor-to-fund-abortions/

“Small Businesses Look for Relief from Obamacare Employer Mandate, Restaurateur Says”
https://smallbiztrends.com/2017/06/obamacare-employer-mandate-small-business.html

Thanks to ACA, if you are hired part-time, you stay part-time.
http://obamacarewatch.org/other/american-health-care-regulation-halting-american-business/?mc_cid=79272bbd79&mc_eid=4fec4aa80b

New rules allow individuals and small businesses to use online brokers instead of TrainWreck.gov
https://www.axios.com/aca-changes-are-aiding-online-health-brokers-2426895780.html

Support for ACA’s community rating plummets when poll includes higher costs, taxes, reduced quality for all.
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/obamacares-newfound-popularity-could-prove-fleeting/article/2624679

Corral the doctors, control the people – “less than half of physicians are independent”. Thanks, ACA
http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20170531/NEWS/170539971/for-the-first-time-ever-less-than-half-of-physicians-are-independent

Another study casts doubt on ACA ‘preventive care saves money’ assumption
http://www.nber.org/papers/w23413?utm_campaign=ntw&utm_medium=email&utm_source=ntw

EHR co. fined $155M for faulty software, fraud, kickbacks. (ACA never about healthcare; follow the money)
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/05/31/health-records-faulty-software-239004

How many ACA cheerleaders will defend Obamacare when single-payer debate comes? Not many. So don’t t take anything they say seriously today.

Medicaid spending rises – is not ‘slashed’ – under Trump budget.
http://reason.com/archives/2017/05/29/trumps-medicaid-cuts-actually-increase-f/

Louisiana lawmakers vote to become more dependent on federal money to fix Medicaid expansion train wreck
http://www.wdsu.com/article/state-lawmakers-approve-dollar368-million-increase-for-medicaid-expansion/9915813

Illinois should freeze enrollment to fix Illinois Medicaid expansion train wreck
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170525/OPINION/170529920/illinois-medicaid-expansion-needs-unwinding

Medicaid not meant t/b permanent substitute for work. Supposed t/b temporary. Good goal – people off rolls.
http://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/democrats-cant-stop-these-medicaid-reforms-from-happening/

Inconvenient truth – Obamacare was failing long before Trump came along
http://www.investors.com/politics/columnists/no-trump-didnt-cause-obamacare-to-fail/

 

 

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Bad News: Fiddling While Rome Burns

Magical thinking: CBO score once again relies on individual mandate to herd people into Obamacare.
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/448003/american-health-care-act-cbo-scoring-alarmist

Fake news: ‘CBO: 23M to lose coverage under GOP bill’. No, large bulk not currently covered. http://bwcentral.org/2017/05/fact-check-no-the-republican-healthcare-bill-would-not-cause-23-million-people-to-lose-insurance/

HHS: cost of individual health insurance has doubled on average since 2013
http://dailysignal.com/2017/05/24/3-charts-biggest-revelations-new-obamacare-study/?utm_source=TDS_Email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=CapitolBell&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTnpjeE5UYzVPVFU1WW1ObSIsInQiOiJ3NkpxSVBkanNMMHZKYUxFcDVHRkZqejVkT2FGSWJXQ240Q01kNUFWdENvXC9YK1Q2T240OW1pYlFSTVVIaXFtV3N6ZHE4UjdtWXNkNWdOOURKbUtsN3JCRXdMRm9SQzdaSzlOZGlZSnEzd1wvUVNBNHhXR09FbXA4T2tFNFhoQkM3In0%3D

Alabama hardest hit by ACA price increases – up 223% 2013-2017, more than twice national average
http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2017/05/are_obamacare_premiums_increas.html

‘The average family will save $2,500’. Remember that one? That was a good one.  #StrategicLying #WheresMy2500

Price increases in New Hampshire: ACA ‘obviously failing working people, doing far more harm than good.’
http://www.unionleader.com/state-government/NH-conservative-groups-critical-of-possible-Obamacare-rate-increases-05232017

BCBS-Kansas City flees ACA exchanges after losing $110M; 25 Missouri counties have no ACA insurer.
https://www.vox.com/health-care/2017/5/24/15686072/obamacare-exit-missouri-blue-cross

Insurer leaves Idaho exchange
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/idaho-loses-obamacare-insurer/article/2623805

Consumers can buy ACA plans directly from brokers and insurers w/o having to go to Train Wreck Central
http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20170517/NEWS/170519869/trump-administration-lets-consumers-skip-healthcare-gov

What if they gave a train wreck and nobody came? How many billions of dollars have been wasted on Obamacare catastrophe?

Rand Paul: “big-hearted, small-brain syndrome” – worse off if destroy country by helping people
http://www.unionleader.com/Obamacare-rate-could-see-big-spike-in-NH-next-year

Oregon Medicaid pays out millions to people it has no idea whether they’re eligible.
http://www.oregonlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2017/05/oregons_failure_to_justify_all.html

Louisiana train wreck coming; Medicaid expansion population now 428,000, blew past 375,000 projection.
http://theind.com/article-25100-spending-on-la-medicaid-expansion-boosted-$368m.html

 

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Bad News: ACA Price Increases Outta Sight

Obamacare supporters’ latest entry in the ‘Lie of the Year’ contest: ‘It’s Trump that made Obamacare prices go up.’ Nice try. They’ll say anything to keep this national disaster in place.

Not a single price hike below the rate of inflation.
#ItsNotWorking

Maryland Obamacare price increases range from 9-53%
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/maryland-announces-surging-rates-on-obamacare-exchange/article/2622179

Oregon Obamacare price increases average 17%
http://www.teapartypatriots.org/news/oregon-obamacare-insurers-requesting-double-digit-premium-hikes/?mid=9262&id=T15OuHulZKxtwhqSTA

Average New York Obamacare price increase 16.6%
http://nypost.com/2017/05/15/state-insurers-to-seek-rate-hike-for-2018-obamacare-policies/

Connecticut Obamacare insurers seek 15-34% premium increases
http://nypost.com/2017/05/15/state-insurers-to-seek-rate-hike-for-2018-obamacare-policies/

Virginia Obamacare price hikes as high as 179%
http://nypost.com/2017/05/09/insurers-request-big-hikes-for-obamacare-premiums/

“Obamacare: 49-percent price hike since 2014”
http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/other/obamacares-crushing-cost-to-some-families-49-percent-price-hike-since-2014-premiums-of-dollar14300/ar-BBB22sq

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Chart comparing health ins premium progression from 2009 to 2016 https://www.forbes.com/sites/johngoodman/2017/05/18/individual-insurance-buyers-were-better-off-without-obamacare/2/#11dbf00b3e76 … #Repeal @IWV @ObamacreTrthSqd @SenPatRoberts

Obamacare supporters pretend ACA working fine before Nov election and insurers are to blame for latest price hikes. Good luck with that.

Bill comes due for California Medicaid: $1.3B first year. ‘Won’t be easy to make up….’ #ThePartyIsOver
http://californiahealthline.org/news/california-to-pay-about-1-3-billion-for-medicaid-expansion-in-first-year-of-state-contributions/

Bill coming due for Kasich’s kalamitous Medicaid expansion in Ohio; state on hook for $4-14B over next 8 yrs
http://www.cleveland.com/opinion/index.ssf/2017/05/bar_future_medicaid_expansion.html

Arkansas confesses error: Medicaid expansion unsustainable. Kicks 60,000 off program, impose work requirement
http://www.theeagle.com/news/nation/arkansas-governor-signs-new-medicaid-plan-restrictions/article_ff9dd756-f164-534e-afca-1772cede54ca.html

$1.6 billion budget shortfall forces discussion of Medicaid expansion retrenchment in Oregon.
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/free-coverage-isnt-free-oregon-lawmakers-discuss-rolling-back-medicaid-expansion/article/2621790

Consumers can buy ACA plans directly from brokers and insurers w/o having to go to Train Wreck Central
http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20170517/NEWS/170519869/trump-administration-lets-consumers-skip-healthcare-gov

Small businesses can buy ACA plans directly from insurers, skip Obamacare marketplace. #ItsNotWorking
https://morningconsult.com/2017/05/15/cms-let-small-businesses-bypass-obamacare-marketplace/

“My husband would’ve died with Obamacare”
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/may/6/my-husband-wouldve-died-obamacare/

Barbaric ACA supporter tries to run GOP lawmaker off road, praised by other barbarians.
http://nypost.com/2017/05/12/obamacare-supporter-allegedly-tried-to-run-gop-lawmaker-off-the-road/
https://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/05/13/woman-tried-to-run-gop-congressman-off-road-over-obamacare-repeal-now-liberals-are-praising-her/

Aetna withdraws from Obamacare completely.
https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/05/12/icymi-wsj-editorial-board-aetna-says-sayonara-obamacare

 

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It’s Official, Obamacare Has Doubled Premiums In Just Three Years

Comment: Data from eHealthInsurance.com, the nation’s largest online health insurance broker, indicate that their average non-subsidized premium has increased 99% for an individual since the “Affordable” Care Act took effect, and 140% for the average family.

Remember the excuses?  Remember when we were told Obamacare would save us $2,500 a year?  That we could keep our plans?  And then told our premiums were going up more slowly than ever before, even as our bills skyrocketed?  And then told the policies we could not keep were “bad apple” policies, anyhow?

Starting with its website launch October 1, 2013 (the largest I.T. disaster in the history of the world), cancelling people’s preferred plans, doubling premiums for people who pay, and loading millions of Americans into unsustainable federal dependency programs, the unAffordable Care Act has proved even worse than its more ardent detractors could’ve ever imagined.

The Obamacare Truth Squad advocates for the re-legalization of catastrophic insurance (banned under Obamacare) as an affordable consumer option. Obamacare is a care catastrophe, instead. That’s not what we meant, government!

“MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan. 23, 2017– Today eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH) (eHealth.com), the nation’s first and largest private online health insurance exchange, released an analysis of individual and family health insurance shopping trends for the first two months of the 2017 open enrollment period. [...]

eHealth’s analysis provides an aggregated, anonymized examination of individual and family health insurance premiums and deductibles for plans selected by eHealth shoppers not receiving government subsidies under the ACA from November 1 through December 31, 2016. It also includes demographic information on shoppers and a review of individual and family costs previously published by eHealth since 2008. [...]

Individual coverage highlights

  • Average individual premium: $393 per month for an individual not receiving subsidies in the first two months of the 2017 open enrollment period
  • In 2013, the year before major Obamacare provisions came into effect, the average individual premium was $197 per month
  • Between 2013 and the first two months of the 2017 open enrollment period, average individual premiums have increased 99%

Family coverage highlights

  • Average family premium: $1,021 per month for a family not receiving subsidies in the first two months of the 2017 open enrollment period
  • In 2013, the year before major Obamacare provisions came into effect, the average family’s premium was $426 per month
  • Between the end of 2013 and the first two months of the 2017 open enrollment period, average family premiums have increased 140%”

Average Individual Health Insurance Premiums Increased 99% Since 2013, the Year Before Obamacare, & Family Premiums Increased 140%, According to eHealth.com Shopping Data

eHealthInsurance.com Investor Relations, Jan. 23, 2017

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Bad News: Who Will Speak for Obamacare’s Victims?

“I haven’t seen an ob/gyn in three years because we can’t afford insurance.” #ObamacareTrainWreck
http://www.self.com/story/6-women-affordable-care-act-negatives

“It’s cheaper to pay out of pocket than to pay for insurance.” #ItsNotWorking
http://www.self.com/story/6-women-affordable-care-act-negatives

Obamacare plans would cost 20% more if we stopped hiding the ball w/subsidies. #WrongDirection
https://www.wsj.com/articles/anthem-membership-operating-revenue-beat-expectations-1493206070

“Thousands of Obamacare Customers Left Without Options as Insurers Bolt”
https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2017-health-insurer-exits/

“Patients can’t find docs who take FL Medicaid” – “I feel so helpless”
http://www.fox13news.com/news/fox-13-investigates/251267439-story

Protections for preexisting conditions were in place before Obamacare (employer, HIPAA, hi risk pools)
http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/healthcare/328174-obamacare-misled-americans-about-pre-existing-conditions-now#comment-3269899563

Price of pre-Obamacare plans with preexisting conditions coverage similar to price of ACA plans today
http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/healthcare/328174-obamacare-misled-americans-about-pre-existing-conditions-now#comment-3269899563

House GOP leaders move to cut lawmaker Obamacare exemption from repeal bill (talk about tone deaf, wow!)
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/04/27/congress-exemption-obamacare-repeal-237672

Trump appears to break campaign promise, will continue to defend HHS contraception mandate
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/04/25/report-trump-administration-will-defend-obamacare-contraception-mandate/

Arkansas plan would revert eligibility back from 138 to 100% of poverty to fix Medicaid expansion fiscal disaster.
http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2017/apr/27/4-year-savings-put-at-66m-if-state-cuts/?f=news-arkansas

Doctor explains how Obamacare, ‘healthcare is a right’ chased her out of medicine
http://1010wcsi.com/doctor-explains-how-obamacare-entitled-patients-chased-her-out-of-medicine/

“Running The Numbers On Mortality Rates Suggests Obamacare Could Be Killing People”
http://thefederalist.com/2017/04/25/running-numbers-mortality-rates-suggests-obamacare-killing-people/

Obamacare is working out as well as Prohibition did. #GreatAmericanDisasters

 

 

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Bad News: Obamacare Insurers on Endangered Species List

“Here’s how many insurers ditched each state’s Obamacare exchanges in 2017”
http://www.businessinsider.com/obamacare-2017-insurer-exits-from-states-map-2017-4

O-admin launched Healthcare.gov train wreck despite security warnings from contractor.
http://freebeacon.com/issues/hhs-launched-obamacare-website-known-security-concerns/?utm_source=Freedom+Mail&utm_campaign=58e9867af0-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_04_18&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b5e6e0e9ea-58e9867af0-45628225

Congress should not exempt itself from replacement bill like it did in ACA if it wants to win 2018 elections.
http://dailycaller.com/2017/04/21/practice-what-you-preach/

So what if Obamacare ‘increases access’? New study shows it has had ZERO impact on overall health.
http://thefederalist.com/2017/04/20/obamacare-may-increase-doctor-visits-isnt-making-anyone-healthier/

Expanded access a chimera; more healthcare little effect b/c Personal Determinants of Health 90% of the picture
http://thefederalist.com/2017/04/20/obamacare-may-increase-doctor-visits-isnt-making-anyone-healthier/

Hollywood writers pumped Obamacare, but screaming in contract talks about health benefits facing insolvency
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/04/delicious_irony_liberal_writers_may_strike_over_obamacare_insurance_costs.html

Heresy! Oregon Dems float end to Medicaid expansion to deal with $1.6B deficit. #YouAskedForThisMess
http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20170419/NEWS/170419847

Medicaid expansionistas spreading lie Ohio cost overrun an ‘anomaly’. Sorry, costs blew up everywhere.
http://www.ozarksfirst.com/news/medicaid-expansion-not-happening-in-mo-legislature/694910833

Health sharing ministries can now operate in Montana; not ‘insurance’
http://missoulian.com/news/government-and-politics/health-care-cost-sharing-program-medi-share-now-in-montana/article_1bdb1c4e-b45e-5a83-aff2-bc8896553b1a.html?utm_content=bufferc78d0&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=LEEDCC

T-admin should modify ACA’s misguided Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) rules that drive premiums higher
https://www.forbes.com/sites/sallypipes/2017/04/17/hhs-can-target-obamacares-medical-loss-ratio-rule-right-away/#2929e5bb7322

T-admin mulls rescinding stupid Obamacare physician-owned hospital restrictions; asks for comment
http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20170417/NEWS/170419883

 

 

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Bad News: “The disappearing Obamacare insurers” (top tweets)

“The disappearing Obamacare insurers”
https://www.axios.com/the-disappearing-obamacare-insurers-2357437003.html

“Major Obamacare Insurer Blue Cross Blue Shield Won’t Turn a Profit in 2017”
http://freebeacon.com/issues/major-obamacare-insurer-blue-cross-blue-shield-wont-turn-profit-2017/

ACA cheerleaders bogus claim ‘preexisting conditions not covered pre-ACA’ – employers, HIPAA could not deny.
http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/healthcare/328174-obamacare-misled-americans-about-pre-existing-conditions-now

Guaranteed Issue and Community Rating sound like nice ideas, but give individual market indigestion
http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/healthcare/328174-obamacare-misled-americans-about-pre-existing-conditions-now

Unappropriated cost sharing subsidies are unconstitutional.
https://thefederalist.com/2017/04/12/media-proves-care-obamacare-constitution/

Couple couldn’t afford $22K ACA premium, had to change plans, lost doctors and hospitals
http://thefederalist.com/2017/04/14/we-have-to-earn-42000-every-year-just-to-fill-in-for-our-obamacare-and-gop-plans-wont-help/

Less than 3% of docs give Obamacare an ‘A’
https://westvirginia.forums.rivals.com/threads/less-than-three-percent-of-doctors-giving-obamacare-an-%E2%80%9Ca%E2%80%9D.143240/

Doc: ‘Sorry, you’re not my focus anymore. Now, I’ve got to respond to the federal bureaucracy, not you.’
https://westvirginia.forums.rivals.com/threads/less-than-three-percent-of-doctors-giving-obamacare-an-%E2%80%9Ca%E2%80%9D.143240/

Medicaid expansion blows $1 billion hole in Oregon state budget, despite robust economy.
http://www.bendbulletin.com/localstate/5221200-151/heres-why-the-budget-gap-grows-as-oregon

Heads up – Medicaid expansionistas plan another veto override attempt in May
http://salinapost.com/2017/04/10/kancare-expansion-advocates-gearing-up-for-another-override-attempt/

“Repealing IPAB Key to Preserving Patient Access to Health Care”
https://morningconsult.com/opinions/repealing-ipab-key-preserving-patient-access-health-care/

Congress exemption: “Denying special privileges for the political elite is something I hope everyone can agree on”
http://dailycaller.com/2017/04/11/how-obamacare-affects-congressional-families-it-doesnt-theyre-exempt/

 

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