The ACA in 2018: Insurers Still Leaving (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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The ACA in 2018: more than half of the counties in the nation had only one insurer, and there was a net loss of 37 insurers.  (Sally Pipes)

Obamacare produced an increase in number of persons insured less than half the increase in the civilian labor force, at a cost of $70,000 per person per year. #ItsNotWorking

Two out of 3 people polled say Obamacare brought no improvement to the healthcare system

“California blames drop in new Obamacare enrollees on gutted mandate” – but if Obamacare is so great, why do people have to be forced to buy it?

Quick rundown on escape hatches from Obamacare – health sharing, limited benefit plans, short-term plans,

Scenes from a train wreck – Obamacare’s broken promises: You can keep your plan; you’ll save $2,500 a year; you’ll have more choices; the number of insured Americans will go way down; ACA will ‘bend the cost curve down’. #LIARS

“Up to 93 percent of Louisiana Medicaid expansion recipients may be ineligible, audit finds”

The states’ failure to check Medicaid eligibility is costing federal taxpayers (us) $60 billion a year; Medicaid expansion has made the problem worse

Medicaid expansion adds to the fiscal insanity of runaway entitlement spending

20 percent of Obamacare exchange customers in Idaho will be slammed into Medicaid expansion (i.e., be forced onto welfare).

Idaho’s cost estimates for Medicaid expansion assumed unemployment would stay below 3 percent for the next 10 years.  Sure, and I’m the tooth fairy. Good luck with that, you’re going to need it.

The rosy assumptions used to sell Medicaid expansion in Alaska blew up; costs exploded, requiring an extra $170 million for the 2019 budget

Medicaid expansion has not improved health outcomes: “we do not detect significant improvements in patient health, although the expansion led to substantially greater hospital and emergency room use”

Medicaid expansion can’t continue in Montana without new taxes and fees or increasing state costs

Lawyer contesting Idaho’s Medicaid expansion in court is motivated by the knowledge the program is dangerous and will end in disaster

Deconstructing the Single Payer Narrative (tweets & analysis) –

– legalize true catastrophic insurance
– return Medicaid to a poverty program


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