Healthcare Spending is Up, Thanks to Obamacare

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Total healthcare spending is up, even though fewer people are insured, and Obamacare’s health insurance tax is to blame
https://morningconsult.com/2019/12/05/u-s-health-spending-rose-to-3-6-trillion-in-2018-propelled-by-health-insurance-tax/
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http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/2019/12/05/US-Health-Care-Spending-Hits-Record-High-Even-1-Million-Fewer-Insured

“Healthcare spending passes $11,000 a person” – Obamacare and the Big Medicine / Big Insurance / Big Government complex are the wrong direction
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/healthcare/healthcare-spending-passes-11-000-a-person

Obamacare set to get even less affordable – tax breaks designed to help consumers are down, presaging higher premiums for 2020
https://www.wvtf.org/post/obamacare-customers-beware-lower-subsidies-may-mean-higher-premiums

Short-term plans a welcome relief for Idahoans who can’t afford Obamacare
https://www.idahostatesman.com/news/business/article237753174.html

California pushing state Obamacare subsidies further into the middle class, and gearing up to enforce state individual mandate penalty
https://www.times-standard.com/2019/12/05/middle-income-earners-can-soon-receive-health-insurance-benefits/

Joe Biden would let millions of illegal aliens buy into Obamacare
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/06/joe-biden-vows-to-give-taxpayer-funded-obamacare-to-all-illegal-aliens-in-u-s/

Nancy Pelosi admits Obamacare is a pathway to #SinglePayer – #ToldYouSo
https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/05/politics/nancy-pelosi-obamacare-medicare-for-all/index.html

If Obamacare is so great, why doesn’t half of America support it after all this time? #ItsNotWorking
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/472943-nine-years-later-americans-evenly-split-on-obamacare-gallup

The fig leaf is off in Virginia – Gov. Northam kills Medicaid expansion work requirements. #NotSurprised
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/health/virginia-hits-pause-on-medicaid-work-requirements

Many People on Medicaid Expansion Don’t Belong There – states fail to maintain proper documentation, don’t properly verify income eligibility, misclassify people in the expansion category, and fail to properly verify citizenship.  No incentive to change.
https://www.mercatus.org/publications/healthcare/aca-medicaid-expansion

Louisiana removes another 46,000 from Medicaid rolls for failure to respond to eligivbility determination letters
https://www.modernhealthcare.com/medicaid/46000-kicked-louisiana-medicaid-rolls-ineligibility

Illegal enrollment driving Medicaid shortfall in New York
https://nypost.com/2019/11/30/new-york-city-leads-the-country-in-illegal-medicaid-enrollment/

New York Gov. Cuomo proposing to slash Medicaid provider reimbursement to deal with $4 billiion cost overrun in the program
https://www.wsj.com/articles/state-comptroller-to-cuomo-come-clean-on-medicaid-cuts-11575244800

Medicaid expansion crowding out private insurance in Maine. #ToldYouSo
https://www.pressherald.com/2019/12/05/aca-enrollment-down-so-far-in-maine-but-medicaid-expansion-is-a-big-reason-why/

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

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Obamacare a Complete Failure at Cost Containment (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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ACA Drove Costs through the Roof – Obamacare premiums and deductibles rose from 7.8% of middle-class household income in 2008 to 11.5% in 2018; premiums and deductibles outstripping wage growth. #ItsNotWorking
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2019/11/22/obamacares-legacy-abc-news-report-shows-healthcare-costs-skyrocketing-over-past-decade-n2556944

Obamacare a complete failure at cost containment
https://www.fa-mag.com/news/excising-the-negative-smoke-and-mirror-effects-of–obamacare-52922.html

Another Obamacare #EpicFail – hospital uncompensated care costs going UP not down as expected; Obamacare’s high deductibles to blame
https://www.modernhealthcare.com/operations/hospitals-uncompensated-care-continues-rise

We want Obamacare welfare, but we don’t want to pay for it; some Obamacare taxes have gone away
https://khn.org/news/healthbent-paying-for-aca-disappearing-tax-measures/

Sharp decline in Obamacare carriers in rural Colorado; 22 counties have monopoly provider
https://www.vaildaily.com/news/health-insurance-rates-are-dropping-but-so-is-choice-in-rural-markets-like-eagle-county/

15,000 thousand happy insurance customers in Idaho get slammed into Medicaid expansion. #YouWillBeAssimilated
https://www.mountainhomenews.com/story/2649459.html

Medicaid expansion destroys another free clinic, this one in Syracuse
https://www.syracuse.com/health/2019/11/free-syracuse-medical-clinic-that-served-thousands-of-uninsured-patients-closes.html

Kansas Medicaid expansion would cover childless able-bodied adults who are already elilgible for subsidized Obamacare policies
https://themercury.com/news/kansas-house-majority-leader-explains-opposition-to-medicaid-expansion/article_68d788ff-26a9-574d-906b-f2a9571a0651.html

Medicaid expansion did not turn New York into the land of milk & honey; in fact, Medicaid is billions over budget and the cat has the Governor’s tongue about how to fix it. #HitTheWall
https://www.wsj.com/articles/as-new-york-faces-big-medicaid-cost-overruns-cuomo-stays-mum-11574288850

Medicaid expansion tripled the amount of improper spending in the program; states not conducting proper eligibility reviews because they view Medicaid expansion as a cash cow (free money from Washington)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-obama-stopped-auditing-medicaid-11574121931
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https://www.healthaffairs.org/do/10.1377/hblog20191115.353837/full/

Study warns Wyoming it will end up raising taxes to pay for Medicaid expansion, just like Montana
https://kgab.com/medicaid-expansion-bad-for-wyoming-study-says-audio/

Utah Medicaid expansion enrollment caps likely to be contested
https://www.manatt.com/Insights/Newsletters/Health-Update/One-Step-Forward-Two-Steps-Back-Utahs-Medicaid

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

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Obamacare Overpromised and Underdelivered (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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Obamacare Overpromised and Underdelivered – now a “high-risk pool for lower-income people with a limited selection of plans, most of which exclude top doctors and facilities” despite Trump’s efforts to shore it up; 25 million enrollees expected, only 10 million showed up
https://www.wsj.com/articles/bidens-plan-for-health-is-already-a-failure-11573411672

“Obamacare offers Hoosiers fewer choices, higher prices” – #WheresMy2500
https://www.ibj.com/articles/obamacare-offers-hoosiers-few-choices-higher-prices

People still can’t afford healthcare or insurance.  Obamacare was supposed to fix all that, but it did nothing about costs.  #WrongDirection
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/despite-obamacare-a-shockingly-high-number-of-people-know-someone-who-died-after-being-unable-to-afford-health-care-2019-11-12

Here we go again with the phony multiplier studies presented as fact by the #LeftMediaAxis – “A full Obamacare repeal would devastate Arizona’s economy”.  Sure, and I’m the tooth fairy.
https://www.azcentral.com/story/opinion/op-ed/2019/11/14/aca-repeal-would-devastate-arizona-economy-access-health-care/2564715001/

Popular association plans probably won’t be offered next year even if appeals court revives Trump admin rule authorizing them
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/the-health-202/2019/11/15/the-health-202-tens-of-thousands-of-americans-are-about-to-lose-their-association-health-plans/5dcdbcf9602ff1184c316503/

Medicaid budget shortfall in New York (a Medicaid expansion state) is $3-4 billion, headed to $7 billion.  ‘We have to pass Medicaid expansion to leverage more money out of Washington and save money.’ Savings? What state savings?
https://www.wxxinews.org/post/new-york-faces-multi-billion-dollar-medicaid-gap

Critics oppose Medicaid expansion ballot initiative in Florida on the grounds it violates Florida’s constitutional single-subject rule
https://mk0xituxemauaaa56cm7.kinstacdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/2019.11.14-Initial-Brief.pdf

Louisiana Governor telling pack of lies about Medicaid expansion; claims it saved state money and kept rural hospitals from closing when it didn’t
https://thehayride.com/2019/11/sadow-edwards-lies-again-about-medicaid-expansion/

“Medicaid spending now accounts for 30 percent of state budgets, skyrocketing to an estimated $603 billion in 2018…. with 32 states spending 25 percent or more of their budgets solely on Medicaid” (it’s closer to 40 percent in some states)
https://www.thecentersquare.com/national/report-medicaid-spending-skyrockets-consumes-percent-of-state-budgets/article_d2bc509e-ff2d-11e9-aee9-2ba713f549f1.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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State Reinsurance Programs Undoing Obamacare Damage (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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State reinsurance programs reduce Obamacare premiums up to 43% in the first year
https://www.fiercehealthcare.com/payer/state-reinsurance-programs-reduce-premiums-nearly-17-first-year-operation-avalere

#GroundhogDay – “Widespread glitches occur on 1st day of ‘Obamacare’ sign-ups” #TrainWreck
https://apnews.com/da4bb26e243a46c5941a33f917fc6522

40% of the unsubsidized dropped out of Obamacare exchanges between 2016 and 2018 because of sky-high premiums. #ItsNotWorking
https://www.heartland.org/news-opinion/news/report-unsubsidized-individuals-are-fleeing-the-obamacare-exchanges

A court ruling overturning Obamacare would mean a big tax cut
https://www.foxbusiness.com/money/obamacare-affordable-care-act-provisions-overturn

“America’s fiscal crisis, in short, is a health spending crisis.”
https://www.dailysignal.com/2019/11/01/the-increasing-weight-of-health-care-spending-on-american-taxpayers/

Obamacare-spawned CMMI being misused as backdoor way to make wholesale changes to federal health programs.  Don’t say you weren’t warned.
https://morningconsult.com/opinions/reforming-cmmi-is-not-partisan-issue/

North Carolina legislature adjourns without passing Medicaid expansion
https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/article236874893.html

“No appetite” for Medicaid expansion in Alabama
https://yellowhammernews.com/7-things-24-7-impeachment-talk-hunter-biden-promises-to-stop-profiting-off-his-dads-service-no-medicaid-expansion-in-alabama-and-more/

Medicaid expansion didn’t save Arkansas hospitals as promised. #ToldYouSo
https://townhall.com/columnists/nicholashorton/2019/10/24/another-broken-obamacare-promise-medicaid-expansion-is-still-not-saving-arkansas-hospitals-n2555340

Medicaid expansion crowding out private insurance in Maine. #ToldYouSo
https://www.pressherald.com/2019/10/30/maine-aca-enrollment-expected-to-drop-as-medicaid-expansion-continues/

The big money behind the Medicaid expansion push in Missouri comes from the usual specials interests: hospitals, unions, and assorted left-wing groups
https://www.news-leader.com/story/news/politics/2019/09/15/who-putting-their-money-behind-missouri-medicaid-expansion/2303326001/

#ObamacareLogic – Medicaid expansion will save the state so much money we have to raise taxes to pay for it
https://www.ksnt.com/capitol-bureau/increased-cigarette-tax-could-help-pay-for-medicaid-expansion/

Medicaid expansion in Oklahoma would mean higher taxes or cuts to other programs
http://tulsabeacon.com/medicaid-expansion-means-higher-taxes-for-oklahomans/

Medicaid expansionistas in Louisiana still making inflated economic and job growth claims; refuse to subtract existing federal subsidies for low-end exchange customers being slammed into Medicaid
https://www.heartland.org/news-opinion/news/states-can-use-funny-math-on-medicaid-expansion-economic-claims

Advocate leaves out his earlier position that Medicaid expansion would exacerbate the primary care shortage from his pro-expansion testimony in North Carolina. #ExposeTheirMethods
https://www.jdnews.com/news/20191014/sen-jim-perry-medicaid-expansion-would-increase-gaps-in-access

Medicaid expansion kills another free clinic, this one in Ohio
https://www.daytondailynews.com/news/local/dayton-free-clinic-suspends-hours-lacks-funding/BPvo4EcLQORVcPjlAsmVEM/#

Obamacare’s ‘temporary’ authority to auto-enroll food stamp recipients in Medicaid never went away; so much for eligibility checks; add in auto-renewal and you have another left-wing Dependency Machine
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/billion-dollar-loophole-threatens-medicaid-integrity

The Iron Law of Medicaid: spending still goes up even if enrollment stays flat.
https://healthpayerintelligence.com/news/medicaid-spend-grows-2.9-in-fy-2019-medicaid-enrollment-flat

Just a reminder: Medicaid expansion is running up the national debt and is, therefore, unsustainable
https://journalrecord.com/2019/10/17/free-market-friday-medicaid-expansion-linked-to-growth-of-debt/
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https://www.laurinburgexchange.com/features/health/29271/dollars-and-debt-how-long-can-medicaid-expansion-last

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http://www.liberato.us/single-payer.html

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

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#ItsNotWorking – Obamacare’s Failures Abound (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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Unsubsidized couple making $85K with one child now pays $36,404 a year for premiums and deductible. Thanks, Obamacare Genius Masterminds, you’re swell.
https://www.the-dispatch.com/news/20191024/letter-let-me-give-you-reality-of-obamacare

Louisiana Obamacare premiums going up an average 10 percent. #WheresMy2500
https://wwl.radio.com/articles/louisiana-radio-network-news/obamacare-health-insurance-premiums-rise

Obamacare premiums going down on average? What they’re not telling you is that deductibles and maximum out-of-pocket limits are still rising. #ItsNotWorking (BTW, Obamacare premiums are still going up in plenty of places.)
https://news.ehealthinsurance.com/_ir/68/20199/ACA_Market_Unsubsidized_Price_Analysis_OEP_2020.pdf

The one thing Obamacare was supposed to do was reduce the number of uninsured but #ItsNotWorking
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/468034-number-of-uninsured-children-rises-for-second-year-tops-4-million

Humana cuts hundreds of jobs as Obamacare health insurance tax looms
https://www.wdrb.com/in-depth/obamacare-tax-at-issue-as-humana-cuts-hundreds-of-jobs/article_be35fd12-fb2e-11e9-a9ff-7b94ec28c558.html

Obamacare a big failure – can’t keep your doctor, costs went UP not down, and it destabilized the individual market with guaranteed issue
https://www.parkrapidsenterprise.com/opinion/letters/4736301-LETTER-TO-EDITOR-Intended-purposes-of-Obamacare-weren’t-achieved

Doctor: Dem candidates all agree Obamacare has failed, but the answer is catastrophic insurance, state hi-risk pools, etc., not one-size-fits-all government-run medicine
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/op-eds/obamacare-is-a-failure-every-single-presidential-candidate-agrees

99 percent of people have health coverage one way or another; most of the rest choose not to enroll.
https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/what-you-should-know-about-the-uninsured/

You can call them ‘junk’ plans all you want, but short-term insurance undeniably helps retirees near 65, people between jobs, and everyone Obamacare’s sky-rocketing premiums forced out of the individual market
https://www.dailysignal.com/2019/10/23/not-junk-setting-the-record-straight-on-short-term-health-coverage-plans/

Two courts rule against Little Sisters of the Poor on Obamacare birth control mandate; Supreme Court needs to settle this once and for all
https://www.theepochtimes.com/federal-appeals-court-rules-little-sisters-of-the-poor-must-provide-birth-control_3129705.html

Obamacare still hiding abortion surcharge
https://www.theepochtimes.com/congressmen-urge-hhs-to-stop-obamacares-hidden-abortion-charges-for-third-year-in-a-row_3128063.html

“What Obamacare promised was something that looked like traditional Blue Cross insurance for an affordable price. What we got was Medicaid with a high deductible and an unaffordable price.”
https://www.forbes.com/sites/johngoodman/2019/10/30/where-democrats-go-wrong-on-pre-existing-conditions/#54d80fe450da

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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Eat the Middle Class! ACA Made It Much Worse for Most

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Supporters declare Obamacare “stable” – “But how can anything that so negatively impacts the American middle-class be considered stable?”
http://healthpolicyandmarket.blogspot.com/2019/10/obamacare-is-stable-at-incredibly.html

Here’s your “stable” Obamacare – average premium increases of 12% in Vermont, 7% in New York, 13% in New Mexico
https://www.detroitnews.com/story/opinion/2019/10/17/opinion-blame-unaffordable-insurance-obamacare/3974858002/

The stupidity of the Obamacare Genius Mastermind: “We never had more than 40% of the subsidy eligible sign-up for coverage (75% are needed for a balanced and efficient risk pool).”
http://healthpolicyandmarket.blogspot.com/2019/10/obamacare-is-stable-at-incredibly.html

Obamacare’s regulations jack up the price of insurance – essential health benefits, community rating, and guaranteed issue. Obamacare never addressed cost drivers because Obamacare IS the cost driver.
https://www.detroitnews.com/story/opinion/2019/10/17/opinion-blame-unaffordable-insurance-obamacare/3974858002/

Obamacare health insurance providers tax pushes up premium increases for federal employee plans 2 percentage points
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/health-insurance-premiums-for-federal-employees-retirees-to-go-up-56-percent-next-year/2019/10/02/222f793e-e53f-11e9-a6e8-8759c5c7f608_story.html

You can blame Obamacare if your employer plan doesn’t cover your spouse
https://www.forbes.com/sites/simonconstable/2019/10/07/cant-get-your-spouse-healthcare-from-your-employer-blame-obamacare/#6b9fbb053b5f

Federal court knocks down Obamacare transgender and abortion services mandates on religious freedom grounds
https://news.bloomberglaw.com/health-law-and-business/obamacare-transgender-bias-rule-violates-religious-freedom-law
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https://www.lifenews.com/2019/10/16/judge-permanently-blocks-obama-mandate-forcing-doctors-hospitals-to-do-abortions/

#TheLeftNeverQuits – “Abortion Activists Trying a Third Time to Force Little Sisters of the Poor to Fund Abortions”
https://www.lifenews.com/2019/10/02/abortion-activists-trying-a-third-time-to-force-little-sisters-of-the-poor-to-fund-abortions/

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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Obamacare Premiums Still Rising (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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Don’t let anyone tell you Obamacare premiums are falling. #WheresMy2500
https://news.bloomberglaw.com/health-law-and-business/obamacare-premiums-forecast-to-rise-2-5-insurers-expand-offerings

Obamacare’s guaranteed issue, regulations, and induced consolidation have jacked up the price of health insurance
https://thefederalist.com/2019/10/04/survey-family-health-insurance-now-averages-more-than-20000-a-year/

Obamacare’s sky-high premiums for the unsubsidized have driven people away, causing the overall number of uninsured to increase
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/sally-pipes-obamacare-not-trump-is-adding-to-the-number-of-uninsured-americans

Obamacare destroyed a lot of people’s health insurance; there was a need to bring back catastrophic insurance and it’s been done in the form of short-duration plans
https://www.streetinsider.com/Business+Wire/HealthCare.com+Releases+Customer+Survey+Showing+58%25+of+Short+Term+Health+Insurance+Buyers+Were+Uninsured/15961735.html

Surprise medical billing problem is caused by Obamacare’s narrow networks.  Whoever heard of narrow networks before Obamacare?
https://www.citizensvoice.com/opinion/surprise-billing-from-obamacare-1.2540137

Employer insurance is unaffordable, thanks to Obamacare.  #ToldYouSo
https://71republic.com/2019/10/01/kaiser-obamacare-healthcare-unaffordable/
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https://www.heraldtribune.com/opinion/20191008/mccaughey-on-the-job-coverage-rip-off

Dem proposal to provide Obamacare to illegal aliens would cost $23 billion a year
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/oct/10/obamacare-for-illegal-immigrants-may-cost-taxpayer/

More than half a million ineligible people are enrolled in Medicaid expansion in 9 states
https://www.thecentersquare.com/national/study-more-than-half-a-million-enrolled-in-medicaid-in/article_b9458b0e-d62d-11e9-ac03-93ebfb05ba2a.html

Medicaid waiting lists for the disabled up 40 percent since Medicaid expansion
https://thefederalist.com/2019/09/24/since-obamacare-waiting-lists-for-care-for-disabled-people-have-grown-40-percent/

Idaho still trying to figure out how to pay for Medicaid expansion.  Well, citizens, congratulations on voting yourselves the treasury. Now what?
https://www.idahopress.com/news/local/little-dubious-about-proposal-to-tap-counties-to-pay-for/article_74458898-eda4-595b-928a-cbf6c1f4daa7.html

Maine neglecting its most vulnerable as childless able-bodied adults drive Medicaid expansion enrollment and costs
https://www.timesrecord.com/articles/opinion/childless-able-bodied-adults-are-driving-cost-and-enrollment-under-medicaid-expansion/

Primary care shortage in North Carolina would worsen under Medicaid expansion, as childless able-bodied adults elbow the disabled and other vulnerable populations aside
https://www.heraldsun.com/opinion/article235958992.html

Minnesota Medicaid doesn’t always check death records, would rather pay millions in benefits for dead people
https://www.thecentersquare.com/minnesota/report-dhs-paid-million-for-deceased-enrollees/article_cfedb73e-e91d-11e9-bcca-e737b70abe8a.html

Don’t look to Indiana for how to do Medicaid expansion ‘right’ – state pays for most of the ‘cost-sharing’ HSA-like accounts, so it has to cough up $366 million more in the first year than it would have under a straight expansion
https://www.laurinburgexchange.com/opinion/29190/indiana-whiffs-on-medicaid-model

Enrollment in Louisiana Medicaid program going down, but costs going UP by $3.2 billion.
https://www.thecentersquare.com/louisiana/louisiana-medicaid-costs-projected-to-rise-by-billion-even-as/article_a16c565a-e098-11e9-b167-03f73a774626.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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It’s Not Over. Some Obamacare Rates Still Rising (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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It’s not over. Obamacare rates going up for many in Ohio.
https://www.cleveland.com/business/2019/09/while-cheaper-obamacare-options-available-for-some-ohioans-rates-rise-for-others.html

Decline in number of uninsured attributable to Obamacare premium increases hitting the unsubsidized right between the eyes
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-administration-blames-increase-in-uninsured-americans-on-obamacare-11568396294

“In Iowa, 90% of ObamaCare customers who paid their own way in 2014 have dropped their coverage.”
https://nypost.com/2019/09/17/democrats-biggest-health-care-lies/

“Obamacare Drives Hospital Consolidation, Raising Prices For Patients”
https://www.forbes.com/sites/sallypipes/2019/09/16/obamacare-drives-hospital-consolidation-raising-prices-for-patients/#499e88157cf4

Fewer people renew Obamacare without automatic re-enrollment.  But, if Obamacare is so great, why do people have to be tricked into re-enrolling?
https://www.modernhealthcare.com/insurance/fewer-people-maintain-obamacare-coverage-without-auto-enrollment

Remember when Hollywood shilled for Obamacare and urged people to sign up?
https://www.dailywire.com/news/flashback-how-hollywood-sold-its-soul-for-obamacare

If you want to pay double for pet health insurance and lose your veterinarian, mandating preexisting conditions coverage is a good way to do it.
https://nypost.com/2019/09/24/pets-should-not-be-denied-medical-coverage-for-preexisting-conditions-bill/

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 Still Failing Big-Time (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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Obamacare Unvarnished: premiums, co-pays, and deductibles still unaffordable; plus, problems getting doctor’s appointments.  #StupidObamacare
https://floridianpress.com/2019/09/mucarsel-powell-says-obamacare-too-costly-unaffordable/

Biden wrong; Obamacare remains unaffordable.  CMS: 40 percent of Americans without subsidies left the Obamacare exchanges between 2016 and 2018
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/09/12/fact-check-no-biden-obamacare-not-working-for-americans/

Obamacare failed at cost containment, so people are turning to crowd-funding for medical costs
https://www.upi.com/Health_News/2019/09/10/Cancer-patients-turning-to-crowdfunding-to-help-pay-medical-costs/9481568145462/?mph=1

State Hi-Risk Pools Bringing Premiums Down More Than 7 Percent. #StupidObamacare #GeniusMasterminds #TheyWereWrongAboutEverything
https://www.heritage.org/health-care-reform/commentary/obamacare-caused-premiums-spike-heres-how-states-are-lowering-them

Dem Rep’s Wife: ‘What do you mean free marriage counseling isn’t in my Obamacare plan?’ #BooHoo #PonyForChristmas #UnicornsAndRainbows
https://thefederalist.com/2019/09/10/democrat-reps-wife-demands-free-marriage-counseling-taxpayer-subsidized-health-plan/

Dems point to rise in number of uninsured as evidence of Trump ‘sabotage’ of Obamacare, but their single-metric myopia misses increases in short-term plans, small business associations, state hi-risk pools, and Health Reimbursement Arrangements
https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/09/health-insurance-data-highlights-trump-administration-health-care-reforms/

Obamacare abortifacient mandate loses in court (again); Obama administration’s Hobby Lobby dodge scuttled
https://www.westernjournal.com/christian-business-owners-score-major-victory-court-ruling-obamacare-mandate/

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 All About Special Interests, Not Healthcare (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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– All the Bad News About Obamacare most Saturdays below and on Twitter

Medicaid expansion is about special interests, not healthcare. Wake up! – “Hospitals Push to Get Medicaid Expansion on Missouri Ballot”
https://news.bloomberglaw.com/health-law-and-business/hospitals-push-to-get-medicaid-expansion-on-missouri-ballot

New study shows half a million ineligible people enrolled in Medicaid in the 9 Medicaid expansion states examined
https://www.forbes.com/sites/sallypipes/2019/09/03/new-bombshell-report-reveals-obamacares-epic-medicaid-waste/#11f410cc3e31

Here we go again. Another study shows Medicaid expansion causes emergency room use to go UP. Most visits are for deferrable conditions. #TheyWereWrongAboutEverything
https://www.brookings.edu/bpea-articles/all-medicaid-expansions-are-not-created-equal-the-geography-and-targeting-of-the-affordable-care-act/

Flawed Louisiana study purporting to show economic boost from Medicaid expansion ignores previous spending by new recipients, crowd-out of private insurance, and fact that state has 10,000 fewer jobs than before expansion
https://neworleanscitybusiness.com/blog/2019/09/05/ldh-touts-1-7b-impact-from-medicaid-expansion-critic-responds/

Enacting Medicaid expansion to save rural hospitals or transition to single payer will threaten the ‘most vulnerable among us’ (i.e., Medicaid’s original beneficiaries when it was a poverty program))
https://www.clarionledger.com/story/opinion/columnists/2019/09/05/saying-yes-medicaid-means-saying-no-expansion/2200143001/

Medicaid expansion won’t save rural hospitals, CBO study shows.  Jobs and people are leaving rural areas.  Expansion won’t stop that.
https://www.clarionledger.com/story/opinion/columnists/2019/09/05/saying-yes-medicaid-means-saying-no-expansion/2200143001/

Medicaid expansion train wreck in Louisiana – rushed into place without being ready to administer it or check the eligibility of the people who applied
https://www.thenewsstar.com/story/news/2019/09/05/ralph-abraham-louisiana-john-bel-edwards-medicaid-democrat-republican/2218556001/

Free clinic with private funding in Virginia closes because of Medicaid expansion.  Big Government steamrolling private charity – is this really the direction we want to go?
https://www.godanriver.com/business/free-clinic-of-danville-shutters-after-seeing-drastic-drop-in/article_e9b8525e-5343-5186-9fc2-3fd48f72a3b3.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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