Monthly Archives: August 2016

UPDATE – Obamacare Fairy Tales

A lot of silly arguments have been made about Obamacare in recent days and that’s why I call tonight’s update ‘Obamacare Fairy Tales’. Once upon a time, the public option was a serious subject of discussion. It’s back, with a … Continue reading

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Top Tweets – Fork in the Road

As Obamacare unravels, the next debate will be whether to continue in the same direction towards single-payer, or about-face and reintroduce market forces into healthcare.  The Truth Squad has argued from the beginning that the construction of a humane healthcare … Continue reading

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DEATH SPIRAL – OK Obamacare Exchange Down to One Insurer

Comment:  Here’s that vibrant, competitive Obamacare market you were promised–it’s not working! “TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — The State of Oklahoma could face a healthcare crisis in 2017.” “There will only be one insurance company offering policies on the Healthcare Exchange … Continue reading

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The Immorality of Obamacare’s Medicaid Expansion, Explained

Comment:  Always eager to elevate our readers, OCTS wants to take a moment to clear up some clouded moral reasoning that GruberThink(tm) has slipped into Obamacare’s lexicon. We choose an example from Oklahoma to illustrate: Jim McCarthy, CEO of the … Continue reading

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Obamacare’s Medicaid Population Already Costs 49% More Than Expected (and Rising)

“A government report finds that the cost of expanding Medicaid to millions more low-income people is increasing faster than expected, raising questions about a vital part of President Barack Obama’s health care law.” [...] “But the new cost estimates could … Continue reading

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Obamacare’s DEATH SPIRAL Is Here

Let the excuses begin! Comment: Obamacare drives up costs. That forces insurers to hike premiums, which makes healthy smart people drop out, which raises costs even more.  Lather, rinse, repeat. “Aetna the nation’s fourth-largest health insurer, just decided to stop … Continue reading

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UPDATE – Out of the Obamacare Frying Pan into the Single-Payer Fire

It was a peak week for concern about Obamacare. On Tuesday, the big insurance company Aetna announced it will leave the Obamacare exchanges in 11 states.  That’s 500 counties across the country that are losing another carrier.  Only one or … Continue reading

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Top Tweets – Aetna Gets Out of Dodge

“Aetna to pull out of most Obamacare exchanges”; saying good-bye to 500 counties #PremiumPain #47 – “Blue Cross asking for 60 percent rate hike for Obamacare plans in Texas in 2017” Costs of Medicaid expansion $21 billion a … Continue reading

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It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, No, Wait–Those Are Your Obamacare PREMIUMS!

Comment: In their desperation to salvage Obamacare, its supporters have taken to claiming that premiums have actually DROPPED under the ACA. The claim is laughable given the scores of double-digit rate increases occurring across the country. Moreover, policy analysts have … Continue reading

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Another Obamacare LIE Explodes–Study: Small Employers ARE Dropping Health Benefits

Comment: To paraphrase an old wit, there are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and Obamacare lies.  Almost nothing we were sold about the unAffordable Act was true. “Small businesses have been pumping the brakes on offering health benefits … Continue reading

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