Category Archives: Government Takeover

Obamacare’s Meltdown — 2017 RATE SHOCK Round Up

Comment: New rate approvals are dribbling in for 2017.  We thought you might enjoy seeing our collection of “Obamacare savings” reports thus far. And don’t miss our #PremiumPain series on Twitter. Update, 9/9/2016 WA – “Insurers selling plans on the … Continue reading

Posted in Designed to Fail, Government Takeover | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Thanks Obamacare! — Household Health Care Spending Soars

Comment: Cato expert Daniel J. Mitchell explains why the Affordable Carp Act’s main mechanism, as predicted, has not made care more affordable, but has had quite the opposite effect. “Simply stated, doctors, hospitals, and other providers have very little market-based … Continue reading

Posted in Designed to Fail, Government Takeover, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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

Posted in Designed to Fail, Government Takeover | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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

Posted in Designed to Fail, Government Takeover, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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

Posted in Government Takeover, Growing Dependency | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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

Posted in Designed to Fail, Government Takeover, Perversities, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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

Posted in Designed to Fail, Government Takeover, Growing Dependency, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

RATE-QUAKE Hits CoveredCA, 13.2% Avg. Hike !

Comment: Here’s the latest (but not the ‘lastest’) installment on that “savings” Obamacare promised you… enjoy it while it lasts! “Covered California, the biggest state public health exchange, is implementing some hefty price increases for California residents who use the … Continue reading

Posted in Government Takeover, Perversities, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Oh Dear, Obamacare Strikes IL, AGAIN!

Comment: These heart-warming stories of Obamacare’s wonderful big-government plan-spoiling largess make us here at OCTS feel warm and tingly, like singing Christmas carols. “Ohhhh-ba-ma-care, Oh-ba-ma-care, how lovely are your branches?”  Isn’t Gruberized(tm) health care wonderful, affordable, and compassionate? (Not.) “Thousands … Continue reading

Posted in Designed to Fail, Government Takeover, Growing Dependency, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Feds Squash Ohio’s Obamacaid Financing Game

Comment: States jumping onto Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion has nothing to do with efficient, compassionate health care for their citizens, and everything to do with cashing in on a financial shell-game that states believe is a “free” federal gravy train. Of … Continue reading

Posted in Government Takeover, Growing Dependency, Perversities, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off