Senate Democrats vote to destroy healthcare for millions with preexisting conditions (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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Senate Democrats vote to destroy healthcare for millions with preexisting conditions
https://www.wsj.com/articles/first-do-no-harm-to-obamacare-1539298783?utm_source=Galen+Email+Alerts+%26+AHC&utm_campaign=a5a6424d9e-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_09_14_12_40__COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_93ad194d45-a5a6424d9e-171567693&mc_cid=a5a6424d9e&mc_eid=4fec4aa80b

Individual health insurance costs twice as much as it did in 2013. Thanks, Obamacare!
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/10/08/obamacare-premiums-democrats-donald-trump-insurance-aca-coverage-mandate-column/1444804002/

Obamacare plans going up 5% in Colorado. #WheresMy2500
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/healthcare/colorado-obamacare-rates-to-increase-by-about-5-percent-in-2019

Illinois ACA plans to cost 4-6% more next year – this is not what we were promised
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/insurance-rates-stabilizing-on-affordable-care-act-exchange-for-illinois/article_530f0b3e-4a7f-5d55-8806-8f4d320bcbb0.html

Obamacare plans in Ohio spiking an average 6.3%, way more than inflation.
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/healthcare/ohio-obamacare-insurers-seek-modest-price-hikes-for-2019

Obamacare’s narrow networks problem leads to big fine on Humana for failing to maintain enough anesthesiologists in network
http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20181011/NEWS/181019967

20 million Americans coughed up $8.4 billion between 2014 and 2016 just because they declined to buy Obamacare plans. Thanks, ACA individual mandate.
https://www.freedomworks.org/content/obamacares-poverty-tax-hit-20-million-people-cost-84-billion

Iowa providing escape hatch from overpriced Obamacare through low–cost Farm Bureau plans
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/healthcare/iowa-to-offer-plans-without-obamacares-protections-for-sick-people

Separate hi-risk pools – blocked by onerous rules during the Obama administration – are succeeding in stabilizing the individual insurance market in 3 states
https://www.forbes.com/sites/gracemarieturner/2018/10/03/several-states-have-found-ways-to-mitigate-obamacares-damage-to-their-health-insurance-markets/#2f62fd30da7c

State hi-risk pools a better answer to the preexisting conditions problem than Obamacare is
https://www.heritage.org/health-care-reform/report/state-innovation-the-key-affordable-health-care-coverage-choices?utm_source=Galen+Email+Alerts+%26+AHC&utm_campaign=61ae4aa6a1-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_12_18_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_93ad194d45-61ae4aa6a1-171567693&mc_cid=61ae4aa6a1&mc_eid=4fec4aa80b

Obamacare’s poor design “limits the kind of health coverage people want to buy, reduces the productivity of physicians and hospitals, and encourages practitioners to avoid providing medical care to high-risk patients”
http://www.goodmaninstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/BA-126-What-Are-We-Getting-for-Our-Obamacare-Dollars.pdf

Medicare lab services are being cut; that’s what happens when you chop $716 billion out of Medicare to pay for Obamacare
https://www.acla.com/pama/?utm_source=axios-site-ad&utm_medium=ad&utm_campaign=axios-sponsorship

Obamacare’s risk adjustment program should not be continued; punishes low-cost insurers and favors big carriers over small ones
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/oct/4/trump-must-let-obamacare-implode-under-its-own-wei/

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

REPEAL OBAMACARE NOW!
– legalize true catastrophic insurance
– return Medicaid to a poverty program

END THE OBAMACARE CONGRESSIONAL EXEMPTION!

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Look Upon Your Works, Oh Ye Mighty, and Despair (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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Obamacare didn’t work as advertised: 29M still uninsured; rate unchanged from 2016
https://freebeacon.com/issues/29-million-still-uninsured/?utm_source=Freedom+Mail&utm_campaign=b1736473e2-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_09_14_12_48_COPY_99&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b5e6e0e9ea-b1736473e2-45628225

ACA risk adjustment program didn’t work as expected; shifted money from small insurers to mega-carriers
https://www.heritage.org/health-care-reform/commentary/yet-another-obamacare-problem-needs-be-cleaned-trump

Obamacare’s dazzling rhetoric didn’t work – instead of “bending the cost curve down,” the ACA has caused healthcare spending to go UP
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/despite-obamacare-healthcare-spending-is-spiraling-out-of-control

Secret budget deal transferred $3 billion from pharma companies to insurers to bail them out from Obamacare death spiral
https://townhall.com/columnists/markhahn/2018/09/18/congress-must-repeal-schumers-shady-3-billion-obamacare-bailout-for-health-insurers-n2520150

Big picture, Obamacare’s effect on preventing coverage denials for preexisting conditions has been marginal (and there are better solutions)
https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/pre-existing-conditions-democrats-campaign-ads-november-elections/

A federal fallback insurance fund would solve the preexisting conditions problem for less than half the cost of Obamacare subsidies, and lift the burden off premium payers
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2018/09/19/dems_winning_votes_with_big_lie_about_pre-existing_conditions_138112.html

CMS agrees: short-term non-ACA plans boost consumer affordability and choice
https://www.heartland.org/news-opinion/news/cms-encourages-states-to-allow-the-sale-of-short-term-health-insurance-plans

Idaho says only one issue stands in the way of being able to allow cheaper plans with fewer benefits to be sold in the state
https://nypost.com/2018/09/19/how-trump-can-silence-the-dems-preexisting-conditions-lie/

We can still repeal Obamacare and replace it with something better
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/sep/24/heres-a-big-idea-lets-repeal-and-replace-obamacare/

Ohio has a ticking time bomb in Medicaid expansion costs and Kasich knows it; it’s only a matter of time until the feds renege on guarantee to pay 90%. #Unsustainable
https://www.cincinnati.com/story/opinion/2018/09/28/opinion-ohio-has-ticking-medicaid-time-bomb/1409911002/

It’s not a slam dunk CMS will approve Maine’s Medicaid expansion; requires showing of “proper” state financing, but Maine’s legislature hasn’t provided sustainable funding for state costs
https://apnews.com/bc5e4a5990d5487d8a1c18baa6934903

Critics poke holes in Louisiana’s claim Medicaid expansion has worked economic wonders; state has net job loss year-over-year
https://www.watchdog.org/louisiana/critics-edwards-claim-that-medicaid-expansion-created-jobs-economic-growth/article_8cfcb530-c0e0-11e8-8f08-c3ee566682b9.html

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

REPEAL OBAMACARE NOW!
– legalize true catastrophic insurance
– return Medicaid to a poverty program

END THE OBAMACARE CONGRESSIONAL EXEMPTION!

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Obama Still Lying About Obamacare (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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Why Obama is still the Liar-in-Chief – says Trump ‘sabotage’ of ACA cost 3M their plans but CDC says number of uninsured basically unchanged; Obama ignores fact premiums spiked like crazy on his watch
https://apnews.com/ffc60235c26c470c9047e0da6ff19f95

Obamacare premiums jump average 13.8% in Washington State
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/healthcare/washington-state-approves-nearly-14-percent-obamacare-rate-hike

Obamacare small business premiums going up 4.6% next year. This is more than inflation and NOT what we were promised.
https://www.sfchronicle.com/business/article/Obamacare-small-business-exchange-insurance-13227821.php

Trump admin introduces ‘no-doc’ the ACA hardship exemption – no “documentary evidence or written explanation generally required”
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/12/cms-launches-new-process-to-claim-individual-mandate-penalty-exemption.html

Publicly-funded Obamacare insurer bites the dust in Texas. #ItsNotWorking
https://www.kxan.com/news/us-politics/texas/finances-drive-out-local-obamacare-insurance-plan-for-24-000-texans/1444795238

The Way We Were… oops, Are – “Chronic Conditions: Obamacare’s Market Malfunctions, 2014–2018”
https://www.heritage.org/health-care-reform/report/chronic-conditions-obamacares-market-malfunctions-2014-2018

Maine’s courageous Gov. LePage to keep denying Medicaid expansion applications until legislature shows him the money. “I don’t know why the Legislature refuses to acknowledge that Medicaid is not free.”
https://apnews.com/bc8d4fdc4f2b4e22b367aa9830cfb2d2

Florida lawmakers say no Medicaid expansion if radical leftist Gillum is elected governor
https://www.tampabay.com/florida-politics/buzz/2018/09/13/medicare-for-all-even-medicaid-expansion-is-unlikely-florida-legislature-says/

Michigan joins Kentucky in threatening to end Medicaid expansion if work requirements not approved.
https://www.healthcaredive.com/news/michigan-threatens-to-repeal-medicaid-expansion-if-work-requirements-not-ap/532184/

Final version of misquoted study shows Medicaid expansion will cost Idaho $105.1 million over 10 years. Expansionistas often tout ‘state savings’. WHAT SAVINGS?
https://idahofreedom.org/retired-justice-jim-jones-is-wrong-about-medicaid-expansion-cost-savings/

“ACA expansion did not improve access to complex surgeries for low-income/minority patients” #MuggedByReality
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-09/gumc-aed090718.php

40% of potential Medicaid expansion recipients already have private insurance. Why do you want to shove them onto welfare? ANSWER THE QUESTION!
http://www.savannahnow.com/opinion/20180912/kyle-wingfield-column-costs-of-medicaid-expansion-in-georgia

Studies that tout economic benefits of Medicaid miss the fact that money is taken out of the general economy and are therefore flawed in the fundamentals.
https://www.kob.com/politics-news/vote-4-nm-the-medicaid-buy-in-debate/5066970/

Medicaid expansion is pushing Kentucky into bankruptcy; no way to sustain spending without ruinous taxation
https://www.courier-journal.com/story/opinion/columnists/2018/09/11/eliminating-medicaid-expansion-kentucky-avoid-bankruptcy/1260716002/

Uncontrolled social spending like Medicaid expansion eats the ‘seed corn’ for private investment, “limiting our ability to care for those who can’t take care of themselves in the future.”
https://idahofreedom.org/obamacare-expansion-no-guarantee-of-healthcare-access-or-quality-care/

‘We care about our neighbor so much we’ll blow our state budget to smithereens to implement Medicaid expansion. Oh and we’ll make sure they can’t buy insurance and die on waiting lists.’
https://www.postregister.com/opinion/guest_column/idaho-freedom-foundation-s-case-against-medicaid-expansion/article_a1258f68-9445-5840-817a-1c706ddf4de2.html

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

REPEAL OBAMACARE NOW!
– legalize true catastrophic insurance
– return Medicaid to a poverty program

END THE OBAMACARE CONGRESSIONAL EXEMPTION!

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Obamacare Wipes Out Wage Gains (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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Higher Obamacare premiums wiping out wage gains. Thanks, Obamacare
https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/opinions/health-care-rules-the-labor-market/2018/09/02/05d13672-ad2f-11e8-b1da-ff7faa680710_story.html?__twitter_impression=true&noredirect=on

Hooray! ‘Obamacare has stabilized’ – except it hasn’t: “Rhode Island finalizes Obamacare rate hikes of up to 8 percent”
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/healthcare/rhode-island-finalizes-obamacare-rate-hikes-of-up-to-8-percent

‘Obamacare has stabilized’ – sure. ACA insurers in Austin area want increases of 6, 17, and 33%.
https://www.mystatesman.com/business/local-obamacare-providers-seek-raise-premiums-2019/IzuyFGVm1yLSLxDbkXbX5J/

Democrats working to corral everyone into Obamacare (again), by outlawing short-term insurance like they outlawed true catastrophic insurance. #ControlThePeople
https://www.wsj.com/articles/obamacares-hotel-california-1536013798

Maine does NOT have to start Medicaid Expansion; it only has to file a plan; actual implementation without a dedicated funding source is unresolved
http://stateandcapitol.bangordailynews.com/2018/08/24/maine-high-court-offers-more-questions-than-answers-in-medicaid-expansion-ruling/

Maine files Medicaid expansion plan but asks CMS to REJECT it because there is no dedicated funding source for state costs
https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/04/lepage-files-plan-to-expand-medicaid-but-asks-feds-to-reject-it/

Medicaid expansion costs drive $56 million hole in Nevada budget, state scrambling for cuts. Expand now, cut later – how stupid can you get? #StupidPoliticians
https://www.nevadacurrent.com/2018/08/23/nevada-faces-56-million-medicaid-deficit-this-year/

Kentucky faces $200-300 million Medicaid budget shortfall after Medicaid expansion. What ‘state savings’? Higher taxes being discussed that will hit consumers. #Unsustainable
https://www.wlky.com/article/hospital-executives-create-balanced-health-kentucky-to-pay-for-medicaid-expansion/22805189

Vote for Medicaid expansion! BUT ONLY IF you are willing to live with the consequences: service cuts in other areas
http://www.mccookgazette.com/story/2546117.html

Medicaid expansion would cede too much power to Washington, violate Idaho’s state constitution
https://idahofreedom.org/idahos-obamacare-proposal-riddled-with-constitutional-problems/

Whitewash of Louisiana Medicaid expansion fails to mention disabled languishing on waiting lists, increased fraud, and staggering costs
https://www.watchdog.org/louisiana/critics-louisiana-department-of-health-survey-doesn-t-tell-full/article_18671280-a7a7-11e8-a496-5f1165769429.html

Virginia localities on the hook for increased admin costs from Medicaid expansion. #ToldYouSo
https://www.richmond.com/news/local/hanover/mechanicsville-local/medicaid-expansion-leads-to-funds-request/article_3abca0b4-ab00-11e8-9b1c-1f1c2e249b2f.html

The Left never quits. Drumbeat for ‘free’ dental care starts in Virginia. Medicaid expansion wasn’t enough. #ToldYouSo
https://www.virginiamercury.com/2018/09/04/the-gaping-dental-gap-as-virginia-prepares-to-expand-medicaid-thousands-still-lack-access-to-dental-care/

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

REPEAL OBAMACARE NOW!
– legalize true catastrophic insurance
– return Medicaid to a poverty program

END THE OBAMACARE CONGRESSIONAL EXEMPTION!

 

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“A Tax Doesn’t Have to Generate Revenue” Huh? (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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The sound of desperation as they try to save Obamacare (again): “A tax doesn’t have to generate revenue in order for it to be a tax.” Sure. Do you hear yourself? (court hearing coming up)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/healthcare/obamacare-allies-lay-out-strategy-to-defeat-lawsuit-seeking-to-end-law

Obamacare driving doctor shortages, just as predicted. #ToldYouSo One problem is problematic EHRs pushing docs to quit or retire early.
https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/doctor-shortages-obamacare-ehr/

Another #ObamacareTrainWreck – IRS ordered to repay 6 states $839M in fees on states expressly forbidden by Obamacare, but levied anyway. Smooth move, Obama!
https://pjmedia.com/trending/judge-foils-deep-state-bureaucrats-in-obamacare-case-demands-irs-return-839m-to-6-states/

Florida Obamacare premiums surge ahead average 5.2%. #WheresMy2500
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/health/os-2019-obamacare-premium-rate-increase-20180828-story.html

Obamacare didn’t reduce the number of uninsured in North Dakota; more on Medicaid but more have dropped insurance after Obamacare jacked up premiums
https://www.sayanythingblog.com/entry/what-heidi-heitkamp-isnt-talking-about-obamacare-didnt-improve-the-uninsured-problem-and-it-didnt-make-insurance-cheaper/

The number of people buying unsubsidized ACA plans fell by 20% in 2017. Thanks, Obama, for shafting so many people.
https://www.newsobserver.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/j-peder-zane/article217128265.html

California legislature approves ban on short-term insurance, hurting people priced out of Obamacare
https://www.sfchronicle.com/business/article/Defying-Trump-California-legislature-bans-13169686.php

Short term health insurance is a low-cost alternative for people who have been priced out of Obamacare
https://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/opinion/commentary/short-term-insurance-saves-big-over-obamacare-says-betsy-mccaughey/article_3af265d0-6e38-5c3a-819c-8116c55adb0c.html

Association health plans (AHPs) offer relief for pricey Obamacare insurance
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/aug/28/obamacare-continues-to-hobble-choices-solutions/

Leading the transition to a better post-Obamacare world – short-term insurance, association health plans, HSAs, the death of IPAB and corridor payments
https://www.lifezette.com/2018/08/time-to-take-obamacare-off-life-support-and-let-it-go/

Taxpayers out $718K to pay Catholic group’s legal fees for fighting Obamacare abortifacient mandate in court. Thanks, Obama, for pushing your radical left-wing agenda so hard.
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/judge-issues-compensation-ruling-for-long-battle-over-obamacare-mandate-300699600.html

Free med school at NYU is in response to Obamacare-induced doctor shortage, but other NYU students will end up footing the bill
http://dailytorch.com/2018/08/nyu-attempts-to-solve-doctor-problem-obamacare-helped-create/

ACA tax on health insurance bakes in 2.2% premium increases into perpetuity
http://www.stopthehit.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Oliver-Wyman-2018-Analysis-of-Health-Insurance-Tax.pdf

People in places with only one ACA insurer qualify for the ‘lack of choice’ exemption, can file amended tax returns and get their Obamacare fines back
https://www.smokymountainnews.com/news/item/25438-taxpayers-fined-by-obamacare-can-get-their-money-back

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

REPEAL OBAMACARE NOW!
– legalize true catastrophic insurance
– return Medicaid to a poverty program

END THE OBAMACARE CONGRESSIONAL EXEMPTION!

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It’s Only Money (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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Obama administration improperly paid out $434 million in Obamacare subsidies in 2014 https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/healthcare/obama-administration-gave-out-434-million-in-improper-obamacare-payments-watchdog

3 of 4 Austin-area Obamacare insurers want big premium increases, including a nonprofit and #GeniusMastermind Oscar
https://www.mystatesman.com/business/local-obamacare-providers-seek-raise-premiums-2019/IzuyFGVm1yLSLxDbkXbX5J/

Obama’s mandatory sex change coverage is one reason why your premiums went up
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/thanks-to-obamacare-insurance-companies-have-to-cover-transgender-medical-procedures

After train wrecks in Maryland, Oregon, and elsewhere, Nevada decides to set up its own Obamacare exchange. Roll the dice, baby!
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/healthcare/in-rare-move-nevada-to-run-own-obamacare-marketplace

Obamacare’s growing subsidies mask problems posed by sky-high premiums for the unsubsidized. 40% left the market. Short-term non-ACA plans a good answer as long as Obamacare insanity persists.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trump-wants-to-help-the-forgotten-people-hurt-by-obamacare-heres-how/2018/08/15/d4609aaa-9ff6-11e8-b562-1db4209bd992_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.63ce6b192b62

Medicaid expansion would kill property tax relief in Nebraska
https://rapidcityjournal.com/news/local/communities/chadron/opinion/guest-commentary/property-tax-relief-should-be-prioritized-over-medicaid-expansion/article_b82a8cdd-3c59-5027-938d-90055bc1df19.html

California study confirms others: ER visits go UP, not down, after Medicaid expansion
http://thefederalist.com/2018/08/14/study-pokes-hole-in-assertions-california-is-an-obamacare-success-story/

Lawsuit: Gimme my free healthcare and don’t make me work. #PerpetualChildren https://www.apnews.com/7f7a7280ce7143a9ac509f35764a190a/Lawsuit-filed-over-Arkansas-Medicaid-work-requirement

Maine stands firm – no Medicaid expansion – while litigation pending. Governor demands expansionistas demonstrate permanent funding source.
https://www.pressherald.com/2018/08/14/maine-dhhs-denying-medicaid-expansion-enrollees-as-lawsuit-continues/

Stupid Arizona hospitals finding Medicaid expansion not a panacea, demand more money from the government. #ToldYouSo
https://tucson.com/news/local/arizona-hospitals-see-operating-losses/article_2a7fb856-3ec7-5356-9388-583c72057d48.html

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

REPEAL OBAMACARE NOW!
– legalize true catastrophic insurance
– return Medicaid to a poverty program

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Look for the Union Label (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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#FollowTheMoney – self-interested healthcare union money is behind the push for Medicaid expansion in red states. #SpeicalInterestLegislation
http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/400003-meet-the-group-funding-the-fight-to-expand-medicaid-in-red-states

Outside special interest money is paying for the gatherers collecting signatures for Nebraska Medicaid expansion ballot petition. #FollowTheMoney
https://www.mccookgazette.com/story/2538867.html

Medicaid expansion does NOT keep hospitals from shifting uncompensated care costs to private payers; it makes the situation worse. #TheyWereWrongAboutEverything
https://idahofreedom.org/new-report-obamacares-medicaid-expansion-increases-costs-for-the-rest-of-us/

Nearly 7 million able-bodied Medicaid expansion enrollees are choosing not to work; program fostering dependency
https://www.watchdog.org/national/new-report-finds-million-medicaid-recipients-opting-not-to-work/article_1291413c-89ed-11e8-aba8-a78b8544894e.html

Claim: Medicaid expansion helps the working poor. Reality: able-bodied nonworking adults are the main beneficiaries. Claim: Medicaid has low state admin costs. Reality: That ignores federal admin costs.
https://idahofreedom.org/medicaid-expansion-cure-is-worse-than-the-disease/

The cost of Medicaid, initially $222 per user, has soared to $7,973, an increase of nearly 3,500%.
#Unsustainable
https://aapsonline.org/aaps-news-july-2018-lbj-nixon-care/

Obamacare’s lack of competition, not termination of insurer subsidies, explains premium hikes
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/healthcare/low-competition-reason-for-high-obamacare-rates-study-says

New short-term plans are an option for people who can’t afford Obamacare; renewal guarantees assure coverage if customer develops a preexisting condition
https://thefederalist.com/2018/08/06/short-term-plans-not-junk-insurance-obamacare/

Nevada insurer seeks average 5.2% Obamacare increase; this is NOT what we were promised. #LIARS
https://apnews.com/a82f4e701ac24852bb0ffa1af5724d79/Nevada-health-exchange-rates-expect-to-see-lowest-rise-yet

Insurers hiding abortion surcharge from customers against the law; Obamacare requires it be charged separately
http://www.lifenews.com/2018/08/10/obamacare-insurance-plans-are-secretly-forcing-you-to-fund-abortions/

ACA accountable care organizations are LOSING, not saving money. #TheyWereWrongAboutEverything
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/healthcare/trump-administration-overhauls-obamacare-program-it-says-isnt-saving-money

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

REPEAL OBAMACARE NOW!
– legalize true catastrophic insurance
– return Medicaid to a poverty program

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Look for the Union Label (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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#FollowTheMoney – self-interested healthcare union money is behind the push for Medicaid expansion in red states. #SpeicalInterestLegislation
http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/400003-meet-the-group-funding-the-fight-to-expand-medicaid-in-red-states

Outside special interest money is paying for the gatherers collecting signatures for Nebraska Medicaid expansion ballot petition. #FollowTheMoney
https://www.mccookgazette.com/story/2538867.html

Medicaid expansion does NOT keep hospitals from shifting uncompensated care costs to private payers; it makes the situation worse. #TheyWereWrongAboutEverything
https://idahofreedom.org/new-report-obamacares-medicaid-expansion-increases-costs-for-the-rest-of-us/

Nearly 7 million able-bodied Medicaid expansion enrollees are choosing not to work; program fostering dependency
https://www.watchdog.org/national/new-report-finds-million-medicaid-recipients-opting-not-to-work/article_1291413c-89ed-11e8-aba8-a78b8544894e.html

Claim: Medicaid expansion helps the working poor. Reality: able-bodied nonworking adults are the main beneficiaries. Claim: Medicaid has low state admin costs. Reality: That ignores federal admin costs.
https://idahofreedom.org/medicaid-expansion-cure-is-worse-than-the-disease/

The cost of Medicaid, initially $222 per user, has soared to $7,973, an increase of nearly 3,500%.
#Unsustainable
https://aapsonline.org/aaps-news-july-2018-lbj-nixon-care/

Obamacare’s lack of competition, not termination of insurer subsidies, explains premium hikes
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/healthcare/low-competition-reason-for-high-obamacare-rates-study-says

New short-term plans are an option for people who can’t afford Obamacare; renewal guarantees assure coverage if customer develops a preexisting condition
https://thefederalist.com/2018/08/06/short-term-plans-not-junk-insurance-obamacare/

Nevada insurer seeks average 5.2% Obamacare increase; this is NOT what we were promised. #LIARS
https://apnews.com/a82f4e701ac24852bb0ffa1af5724d79/Nevada-health-exchange-rates-expect-to-see-lowest-rise-yet

Insurers hiding abortion surcharge from customers against the law; Obamacare requires it be charged separately
http://www.lifenews.com/2018/08/10/obamacare-insurance-plans-are-secretly-forcing-you-to-fund-abortions/

ACA accountable care organizations are LOSING, not saving money. #TheyWereWrongAboutEverything
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/healthcare/trump-administration-overhauls-obamacare-program-it-says-isnt-saving-money

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

REPEAL OBAMACARE NOW!
– legalize true catastrophic insurance
– return Medicaid to a poverty program

END THE OBAMACARE CONGRESSIONAL EXEMPTION!

 

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What, Me Worry? More Price Hikes and All the Other Bad News about Obamacare this Week

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– #SinglePayer most Mondays
– All the Bad News About Obamacare most Saturdays

Obamacare prices to skyrocket average 24% in New York; Guv tries to put finger in the dike by prohibiting increases from end of individual mandate
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/ny-pol-cuomo-obamacare-trump-rate-hikes-20180730-story.html

Obamacare rates going up big-time in California – 8.7%. #ItsNotWorking
http://clicklancashire.com/2018/07/22/california-obamacare-premiums-to-rise-8-7-percent-in-2019.html

Florida Obamacare rates to jump average 8.8% #RubeGoldbergsRevenge
http://wlrn.org/post/obamacare-rates-expected-increase-88-percent

Obamacare going up ave 12.3% in Connecticut. But remember Obama’s lie we would all save $2,500 a year? You can’t reach utopia on a river of lies.
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/healthcare/connecticuts-obamacare-insurers-vary-widely-on-rate-proposals

Insurers want average 7.3% Obamacare increases in Kansas. #WheresMy2500
https://www.kansascity.com/news/business/health-care/article215937080.html

New Jersey ACA policies spike average 5.8%. This is not what we were promised. #LIARS
https://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2018/07/health_insurance_rates_are_going_up_again_but_murp.html

ACA plans jumping as much as ave 7.3% in Missouri. #ShowMeMy2500  https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/healthcare/missouri-obamacare-insurers-raise-and-lower-rates-for-2019

Try to spin it all you want. I don’t care if some ACA rates are going down.  More are going up.  This is not what we were promised. #WheresMy2500 #ItsNotWorking

“people without access to Obamacare subsidies are being priced out of the individual market for health insurance”
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/healthcare/individual-insurance-market-enrollment-continues-to-shrink-but-obamacare-exchanges-steady

O-admin hid ill-fated CLASS Act’s unsustainability from Congress, to get Obamacare passed (long-term care provision never got off the ground)
http://thefederalist.com/2018/07/30/heres-another-big-fact-obama-administration-hid-pass-obamacare/

3 more states join lawsuit challenging constitutionality of Obamacare (now up to 20)
https://www.heartland.org/news-opinion/news/more-states-join-court-challenge-against-affordable-care-act

Obamacare causing price hikes and insurer exits in D.C. and Alabama
https://www.heritage.org/health-care-reform/commentary/health-care-choices-and-premiums-whats-going-district-columbia
+ https://www.heritage.org/health-care-reform/commentary/health-care-choices-and-premiums-whats-going-alabama

Comrades, not enough peasants are buying their bread at our state stores. Let’s just FORCE’em!
https://thefederalist.com/2018/07/20/obama-supporting-think-tank-admits-obamacare-failed-recommends-doubling/

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

REPEAL OBAMACARE NOW!
– legalize true catastrophic insurance
– return Medicaid to a poverty program

END THE OBAMACARE CONGRESSIONAL EXEMPTION!

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Maine Medicaid Drama Continues (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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– #SinglePayer most Mondays
– All the Bad News About Obamacare most Saturdays

Maine Governor LePage refuses to launch Medicaid expansion without reliable funding: “I will go to jail before I put the state in red ink.”
https://www.pressherald.com/2018/07/12/paul-lepage-says-hed-go-to-jail-before-he-expands-medicaid/

Here’s your future, Virginia: Medicaid expansion enrollment is 2.5x what was estimated in Alaska; state has to pour tens of millions of dollars into program because ‘state savings’ never materialized. #NorthamNightmare
http://mustreadalaska.com/alaska-medicaid-expansion-enrollees-now-nearly-50000/

Auditor: Louisiana Medicaid a poorly run ‘loosey-goosey mess’; e.g., managed care company payments to providers not being properly checked
https://www.theolympian.com/news/business/article214437469.html

Careful when you hitch your wagon to the Medicaid star; Chicago hospital will have to shut down unless state coughs up some money.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-south-shore-hospital-funding-shutdown-20180710-story.html

IG report: insurers doing a bad job detecting Medicaid fraud; insurers not telling states about fraudulent doctors/providers, leaving them free to defraud elsewhere
https://khn.org/news/insurers-fall-short-in-catching-and-reporting-medicaid-fraud-inspectors-find/

How to Defraud Medicaid #179 – bill program for housing Medicaid recipients staying at other motels
http://mustreadalaska.com/no-tell-motel-bethel-medicaid-scam-unravels/

People only think they’re for Medicaid Expansion because they’re not hearing any of the negatives.
https://idahofreedom.org/obamacare-initiative-has-problems-and-idaho-voters-need-to-hear-them/

Obamacare rate increases outstripping inflation in Delaware, Colorado https://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/health/2018/07/11/highmark-seeks-5-percent-increase-obamacare-prices/774837002/
+ https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/healthcare/obamacare-insurers-ask-for-6-percent-average-premium-increase-in-colorado

Trump admin cuts funding for ACA navigators because the features of #TrainwreckInsurance are familiar to most people now
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2018/07/10/obamacare-cuts-mean-groups-have-less-sign-up-customers/773728002/

House GOP hiding Obamacare bailout inside HSA bill
http://thefederalist.com/2018/07/11/republicans-hide-obamacare-bailout-inside-health-savings-accounts-bill/

Obamacare’s Rube Goldberg complexity traps the unwary in 5-figure subsidy clawbacks
https://www.sfchronicle.com/business/article/Obamacare-s-unexpected-side-effect-an-IOU-to-13055661.php

ACA abortion-pill mandate bites the dust again, this time at Florida law school
http://www.adfmedia.org/News/PRDetail/10584

Obamacare genius mastermind confesses they misjudged strength of opposition to ACA, somehow didn’t see the acrimony coming from ramming it down our throats. #TheFatalConceit
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/ben-rhodes-obamas-team-misjudged-strength-of-opposition-to-obamacare

The Obamacare genius masterminds were going to save us from ‘junk’ insurance. So now we have narrow networks on top of high deductibles. Way to go, geniuses! #ObamacareJunkInsuance

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

REPEAL OBAMACARE NOW!
– legalize true catastrophic insurance
– return Medicaid to a poverty program

END THE OBAMACARE CONGRESSIONAL EXEMPTION!

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