CBO was crazy wrong about Obamacare - ACA boosted deficit; number of sign-ups only 1/3 of what CBO projected; cost of subsidies much higher than CBO imagined. Obamacare was passed and later not repealed because of CBO’s bad-faith estimates. #WeToldYouSo
Law prof: Supreme Court likely to strike ACA individual mandate but leave the rest of the law standing (case won’t get there for a year)
Number of grandfathered ACA plans is falling; White House looking for ways to assist such plans and insurers
Alaska Governor looking for $270 million in Medicaid cuts to plug $1.6 billion budget deficit.
Alaska scrambling for cuts after Medicaid expansion projections go awry. 23,273 enrollees at a cost of $7,500 predicted, but enrollment reached 35,000 in 2017 at $10,500 apiece.
If Maine has any sense, it will get out ahead of the Medicaid expansion enrollment and per enrollee cost explosions occurring in other states.
“Colorado hospital prices jumped 60 percent in 9 years despite hope Medicaid expansion would curtail costs”
Louisiana sends out 37,000 denial letters to Medicaid expansion recipients after audit found astoundingly high percentage not eligible because they exceed income limits
Discredited Kaiser Medicaid expansion report wrong about the number of recipients working and supposed stimulus to economy – “the truth is, Medicaid expansion discourages work and shrinks the economy.”
Medicaid expansion states will face a lower federal match rate soon; new taxes, liquor sales, provider reimbursement cuts, premiums, and work requirements are all being considered to address the situation
Study shows Medicaid expansion in Wisconsin would cost taxpayers $600 million a year and drive up prices in the private sector
How to Defraud Medicaid #182 – Contractors rubber-stamped requests for braces in Texas Medicaid program; state AG recovers $236 million in fraud settlement
Deconstructing the Single Payer Narrative (tweets & analysis) –
REPEAL OBAMACARE NOW!
– legalize true catastrophic insurance
– return Medicaid to a poverty program
END THE OBAMACARE CONGRESSIONAL EXEMPTION!