Trump budget proposal would repeal Obamacare (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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Trump budget proposal would repeal Obamacare, replace it with grants to states to subsidize private insurance
https://mynbc15.com/news/nation-world/obamacare-repeal-medicaid-cuts-in-budget
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https://www.modernhealthcare.com/politics-policy/trumps-medicaid-budget-plan-could-leave-states-and-enrollees-hanging

States asking HHS about the possibility of converting Medicaid to capped block grants without congressional action
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/434093-trump-health-chief-reveals-talks-with-states-on-medicaid-block-grants

Arizona Governor signs bill bolstering short-term insurance option
https://www.azfamily.com/news/health/ducey-signs-bill-expanding-short-term-health-plans-that-exclude/article_5d008516-4518-11e9-8b3f-776fdab8bae8.html

States fixing Obamacare Genius Masterminds screw-ups; state reinsurance programs reduce premiums 20%
https://avalere.com/press-releases/state-run-reinsurance-programs-reduce-aca-premiums-by-19-9-on-average

Kansas Farm Bureau hopes to follow in the footsteps of its counterparts in Tennessee and Iowa, offer consumers another choice with much lower premiums
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/obamacare-pre-existing-kansas-farm-bureau_n_5c893fbae4b038892f49cd06

Utah legislature trims back voter-approved Medicaid expansion, curtails eligibility to control long-term costs
http://www.mohavedailynews.com/news/utah-legislative-session-ends-after-scale-back-of-medicaid-expansion/article_cfae9e54-46e4-11e9-b406-c7de7c280fb5.html

Senate Finance Committee scrutinizing improper Medicaid payments; states that ‘accidentally’ enroll people in Medicaid expansion instead of base program get outsized rewards
https://www.modernhealthcare.com/politics-policy/grassley-toomey-launch-oversight-push-improper-medicaid-payments

Wisconsin Governor itching for Medicaid expansion, claiming there’s a crisis, but the fact is 92 percent of the expansion population already has insurance
http://www.maciverinstitute.com/2019/03/analysis-gov-tony-evers-big-spending-health-care-budget-expands-government-hammers-private-sector/

Kansas House zeroes out funding for Medicaid expansion in budget, torpedoing Governor’s expansion proposal
http://kansaspublicradio.org/kpr-news/kansas-house-republicans-nix-medicaid-expansion-money

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

END THE OBAMACARE CONGRESSIONAL EXEMPTION!

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Idaho starts Medicaid expansion $90 million in the hole (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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Idaho starts Medicaid expansion $90 million in the hole; cost of original program rising.  Oops. Funny how that happens.
https://lmtribune.com/northwest/medicaid-costs-rising-even-before-expansion/article_9733c485-0b18-5158-addd-3d8537119f70.html

How to Defraud Medicaid #184 – give customers generics, bill Medicaid for brand-name medication, take home $8 million. Sweet!
https://fraudscrookscriminals.com/2019/03/02/__trashed-3/

Older middle-income consumers finding Obamacare unaffordable. #ItsNotWorking
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/aca-premiums-rising-beyond-reach-of-older-middle-class-consumers/2019/03/04/bdd07d9e-3e9a-11e9-922c-64d6b7840b82_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.ce7ec412d5e7

Not much appetite in Congress for fixing Obamacare
https://www.greenwichtime.com/news/article/The-Health-202-Obamacare-remains-unaffordable-13665050.php

Trump admin looking at Section 1333 interstate compacts as a way to sell insurance across state lines
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/the-health-202/2019/03/07/the-health-202-the-trump-administration-is-embracing-part-of-obamacare-in-order-to-loosen-more-health-insurance-rules/5c801fc01b326b2d177d5ff3/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.1c4cbadda1b1

Low cost is primary reason people gravitate to short-term health plans; more findings from consumer survey
https://news.ehealthinsurance.com/_ir/68/20191/eHealth%20Short-Term%20Consumer%20Survey%20February%202019.pdf

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

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Obamacare Denies Twice as Many Claims (all the bad news about Obamacare this week)

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Mirror, Mirror on the wall, who’s the biggest denier of them all? Denial rate on Obamacare insurance is estimated to be twice as high as on employer plans. #ItsNotWorking
https://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2019/02/claim-denials-are-huge-on-obamacare/

Cost of health insurance will fall sharply if Obamacare is ruled unconstitutional
https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/19/02/r13248454/health-insurance-costs-sharply-lower-if-aca-is-ruled-unconstitutional

People who pay the Obamacare individual mandate penalty tax are on the lower end of the scale; it’s regressive
https://www.sacbee.com/latest-news/article226876239.html

Proposed HHS rule aims to ensure abortion-free Obamacare plans are available nationwide
https://www.wnd.com/2019/02/hhs-proposes-rule-to-ensure-obamacare-offers-abortion-free-option/

“Emergency Department Care More Expensive in Full Medicaid Expansion States”
https://www.rheumatologyadvisor.com/home/topics/practice-management/emergency-department-care-more-expensive-in-full-medicaid-expansion-states/

Virginia making New Mexico-sized mistakes with Medicaid expansion; seeing federal dollars and ignoring real costs will lead to provider reimbursement cuts and reduced access
https://www.heartland.org/news-opinion/news/medicaid-expansion-crowds-out-other-spending-in-virginia

Advocates can’t show Medicaid expansion reduces mortality
https://thefederalist.com/2019/02/27/another-study-indicates-bigger-health-welfare-doesnt-reduce-death-rates/

Wisconsin Governor’s budget seeks to raise the gas tax and fund Medicaid expansion. #TaxedEnoughAlready
https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/2019/03/01/tony-evers-seeks-hike-gas-tax-cut-overall-price-pump/3018880002/

Ohio hits the wall – bill seeks co-pays, premiums to deal with Medicaid expansion mess
https://www.cleveland.com/open/2019/02/ohio-medicaid-expansion-patients-would-face-co-pays-premiums-under-new-bill.html

Idaho county commissioners say Medicaid expansion “will be a train wreck for Idaho both fiscally and with respect to patient care;” ask lawmakers to block it
https://lmtribune.com/idaho-county-commission-asks-state-lawmakers-to-block-medicaid-expansion/article_d6d4bda2-a70b-5545-be06-110ba49679e4.html

Louisiana wasted $200 million on Medicaid recipients who were not eligible. State health department is a “dumpster fire” and its secretary is “incompetent”.  #MoreGovernmentPlease
https://www.thenewsstar.com/story/news/2019/02/26/sen-kennedy-ineligible-medicaid-recipients-must-pay-back-benefits/2991575002/

How to Defraud Medicaid #183 – submit false claims and false drivers for taxi rides to medical appointments; claim round-trips for one-way fares; falsify the distance; etc., etc., etc.
https://fraudscrookscriminals.com/2019/02/25/cab-company-owner-pleads-guilty-to-stealing-from-medicaid-other-new-americans-made-him-do-it/

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

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CBO’s Crazy-Wrong Estimates Rescued Obamacare (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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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
https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/obamacare-cbo-numbers/

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)
https://news.bloomberglaw.com/health-law-and-business/justices-seen-as-likely-to-strike-down-obamacare-requirement

Number of grandfathered ACA plans is falling; White House looking for ways to assist such plans and insurers
https://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20190221/NEWS/190229968

Alaska Governor looking for $270 million in Medicaid cuts to plug $1.6 billion budget deficit.
http://www.alaskajournal.com/2019-02-20/health-care-officials-alarmed-proposed-medicaid-cuts

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.
https://www.juneauempire.com/opinion/opinion-the-hard-truth-about-medicaid-expansion/

If Maine has any sense, it will get out ahead of the Medicaid expansion enrollment and per enrollee cost explosions occurring in other states.
https://www.themainewire.com/2019/02/medicaid-expansion-will-cost-our-state-dearly/

“Colorado hospital prices jumped 60 percent in 9 years despite hope Medicaid expansion would curtail costs”
https://www.denverpost.com/2019/02/20/hospital-costs-increase-medicaid-expansion/

Louisiana sends out 37,000 denial letters to Medicaid expansion recipients after audit found astoundingly high percentage not eligible because they exceed income limits
https://www.klfy.com/news/louisiana/denial-letters-thousands-could-lose-la-medicaid-coverage/1800340555

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.”
https://www.juneauempire.com/opinion/opinion-the-hard-truth-about-medicaid-expansion/

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
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/the-health-202/2019/02/21/the-health-202-states-scramble-to-head-off-future-medicaid-shortfalls/5c6db0641b326b71858c6bec/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.6f57fa3fb0a3

Study shows Medicaid expansion in Wisconsin would cost taxpayers $600 million a year and drive up prices in the private sector
https://www.watchdog.org/wisconsin/report-medicaid-expansion-in-wisconsin-to-cost-more-than-billion/article_03cbe338-350e-11e9-b804-776325887fc7.html

How to Defraud Medicaid #182 – Contractors rubber-stamped requests for braces in Texas Medicaid program; state AG recovers $236 million in fraud settlement
https://patch.com/texas/downtownaustin/texas-ag-recovers-record-236m-medicaid-fraud-settlement

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

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Government Nincompoops Set Up Disabled for Obamacare Clawbacks

From Pennsylvania -

“I applied for a subsidy for my husband via phone. He was awarded a subsidy based on my income’s adjusted gross income from the previous years tax return. I was perfectly clear that I was on Social Security Disability. I was clear this was only partially taxable on the 1040 form. No other income. He said we qualified for over 1000 dollars a month in addition to us paying over 500 dollars a month. The rep said he would waive any proof of income! I now find out we are over the limit of their formula for adjusted gross income and will have to pay back over 13000 dollars in subside when our taxes are filed! Please publicize our story. There is no help for us. No accountability when contacting them or government officials.”

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Obamacare’s conceptual train wreck (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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Obamacare conceptual train wreck – repeal the individual mandate but keep the preexisting conditions mandate.  Numbers show slow-motion death spiral underway.
https://nypost.com/2019/02/11/why-repeal-of-the-individual-mandate-hasnt-yet-brought-obamacares-death-spiral/

Alaska (a Medicaid expansion state) hits the wall – Governor seeks $200 million in cuts to Medicaid program; opponents say state can’t refuse to receive federal funds
https://www.ktva.com/story/39962113/dunleavy-budget-cuts-to-medicaid-draw-backlash
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http://www.sitnews.us/0219News/021319/021319_medicaid.html

Maine already $40 million over projected biennium budget for Medicaid expansion
https://www.themainewire.com/2019/02/gov-mills-budget-grows-maine-government-to-unsustainable-levels/

New Mexico’s Dem Governor seeks to undo skin-in-the-game Medicaid premiums and co-pays (and the price tag is….?)
https://www.lcsun-news.com/story/news/local/new-mexico/legislature/2019/02/14/nm-reverses-course-medicaid-charges-patients-drugs-healthcare/2865567002/

Utah’s (second) limited Medicaid expansion (100% FPL, caps) may encourage states that have not expanded Medicaid to follow suit
https://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20190211/NEWS/190219997
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https://khn.org/news/utahs-novel-plan-for-medicaid-expansion-opens-door-to-spending-caps-sought-by-gop/

Utah Governor’s plan to trim back voter-mandated Medicaid expansion will actually cost the state MORE in the short term
https://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-hiltzik-utah-medicaid-20190213-story.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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Holding the Genius Masterminds Accountable (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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Obamacare Genius Masterminds rolled out the hospital readmission penaltywith no clue of what it would do.  Research shows the penalty kills. #ObamacareKills What do you have to say for yourselves, Genius Masterminds?
https://thefederalist.com/2019/02/06/obamacare-raise-nationwide-death-rate/

“Medical Bankruptcy: Still Common Despite the Affordable Care Act”.  What? How can this be?  The Genius Masterminds said we had to have the ACA to stop medical bankruptcies. #ItsNotWorking
https://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/abs/10.2105/AJPH.2018.304901

Poll results: Obamacare didn’t make health care better; only 1 in 4 want to keep it as is. Read it, oh ye Genius Masterminds, and weep. #ItsNotWorking
https://newsok.com/article/5621677/aca-has-failed-to-improve-health-lower-costs

Texas AG seeks to knock out Obamacare’s costly transgender mandate
https://www.dallasobserver.com/news/texas-ken-paxton-takes-on-another-piece-of-obamacare-11548786

Chief Justice ‘It’s Not a Tax, It Is a Tax’ Roberts was guided by politics, not the Constitution, in his Obamacare decision, tell-all book says
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/john-roberts-biography-still-leaves-obamacare-case-as-a-travesty

Louisiana expected 375,000 to sign up for Medicaid expansion. Enrollment just blew past 500,000. ‘We hope it will level out,’ Genius Mastermind state official says.  Good luck with that, you’re gonna need it.
https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/louisiana/articles/2019-02-08/louisianas-medicaid-expansion-reaches-500k-still-growing

Medicaid expansion dead for the year in Wyoming
https://www.jhnewsandguide.com/the_hole_scroll/article_d768077d-5265-5fb0-8972-05921f960f3b.html

Idaho Supreme Court rejects challenge to Medicaid expansion
https://www.idahostatesman.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article225578040.html

Idaho and Utah hit the wall before even taking the first step; seek to trim back impossible pie-in-the-sky Medicaid expansion mandated by voters
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/428565-red-states-move-to-limit-medicaid-expansion-approved-by-voters

Medicaid expansion would NOT have saved rural hospitals from closing in Kansas
http://www.hiawathaworldonline.com/hiawatha_world/is-medicaid-expansion-good-for-kansas/article_d6bc65c3-a50f-5c81-ae6d-4f02f82bea4e.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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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)
https://aapsonline.org/aaps-news-february-2019-fail-first/

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
https://aapsonline.org/aaps-news-february-2019-fail-first/

Two out of 3 people polled say Obamacare brought no improvement to the healthcare system
https://newsok.com/article/5621677/aca-has-failed-to-improve-health-lower-costs

“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?
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jan/30/california-blames-drop-new-obamacare-enrollees-gut/

Quick rundown on escape hatches from Obamacare – health sharing, limited benefit plans, short-term plans,
https://www.forbes.com/sites/johngoodman/2019/01/30/alternatives-to-obamacare/#bcee12f61ff5

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”
https://www.theblaze.com/news/louisiana-medicaid-may-be-paying-millions-for-recipients-who-make-too-much-money-to-qualify

The states’ failure to check Medicaid eligibility is costing federal taxpayers (us) $60 billion a year; Medicaid expansion has made the problem worse
https://aapsonline.org/aaps-news-february-2019-fail-first/

Medicaid expansion adds to the fiscal insanity of runaway entitlement spending
https://www.newsobserver.com/opinion/article225180640.html

20 percent of Obamacare exchange customers in Idaho will be slammed into Medicaid expansion (i.e., be forced onto welfare).
https://www.healthleadersmedia.com/strategy/exchange-enrollment-expected-drop-20-due-medicaid-expansion

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.
https://idahofreedom.org/medicaid-expansion-a-fiscal-train-wreck-headed-for-idaho/

The rosy assumptions used to sell Medicaid expansion in Alaska blew up; costs exploded, requiring an extra $170 million for the 2019 budget
https://mustreadalaska.com/after-medicaid-expansion-alaskans-health-failing-the-test/

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”
https://www.nber.org/papers/w25488

Medicaid expansion can’t continue in Montana without new taxes and fees or increasing state costs
https://missoulian.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/bill-draft-outlines-potential-elements-of-gop-medicaid-expansion-plan/article_729bb25f-dc3b-5f2e-8040-d7213ea66f49.html

Lawyer contesting Idaho’s Medicaid expansion in court is motivated by the knowledge the program is dangerous and will end in disaster
https://idahofreedom.org/thank-you-bryan-smith-for-defending-freedom/

Deconstructing the Single Payer Narrative (tweets & analysis) –
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– legalize true catastrophic insurance
– return Medicaid to a poverty program

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Millions saving 60, 80, 93 percent with non-Obamacare short-term insurance (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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Millions saving 60, 80, 93 percent with non-Obamacare short-term insurance
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/01/25/study-short-term-health-plans-80-percent-cheaper-than-obamacare/

Urgent care doc feels sorry for Obamacare customers, delivers instant care for modest cases while customer’s Obamacare card stays in wallet. #SaveMeFromObamacare
https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/01/mark-kot-anti-obamacare-doctor/

Obamacare’s pesky, costly, completely avoidable narrow networks problem claims more victims – “I feel like I’m paying $1,250 a month for something I didn’t know what it is”
https://www.ajc.com/news/state–regional-govt–politics/blow-for-aca-patients-anthem-blue-cross-individuals-lose-wellstar/wjY4J2gDzPRikpJeWltGOI/

‘Obamacare saves tens of thousands of lives a year!’ Sure, and I’m the tooth fairy. New study shows exercising 30 minutes a day has greater impact on saving lives than Obamacare does.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2019/01/18/at-best-obamacares-lifesaving-potential-was-equivalent-to-exercising-briskly-for-30-minutes-a-day/#21e749d34df5

Why on earth did Democrats ram Obamacare down our throats when they don’t want to fully implement it?  Dems working feverishly to delay an Obamacare tax.
https://www.libertyheadlines.com/senators-buried-obamacare-tax/

States not using federal income tax records to verify income eligibility for Medicaid expansion, and it’s costing tens of millions of dollars in Louisiana alone. https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/opinion/article_29523080-1b69-11e9-a5d9-cf974d5770e4.html

Medicaid expansion further entrenches hi-cost medical care.  Cutting insurance mandates, boosting association health plans, repealing Certificate of Need, and instituting scope-of-practice reform are better answers.
https://www.johnlocke.org/update/the-case-against-medicaid-expansion/

‘The feds will always pay 90 percent of Medicaid expansion costs.’ Boy, are you naïve. The feds promised always to pay 87 percent of the original Medicaid program in the ‘60s.
http://www.jacksonfreepress.com/news/2019/jan/23/bridge-too-far-no-medicaid-expansion/

Playing the morality card to pass Medicaid expansion is disingenuous. How is moral to crowd out other state programs and run up the national debt with ‘free healthcare’ when other problems are more pressing?
https://www.newsobserver.com/opinion/article224597675.html

Study: Medicaid expansion fails to measurably improve heart attack care. “Care quality actually improved more in non-expansion states”
https://www.medpagetoday.com/cardiology/myocardialinfarction/77460

How to Defraud Medicaid #181 – submit fake bills for treating autistic children
https://fraudscrookscriminals.com/2019/01/21/south-carolina-9-million-health-care-fraud-busted-thanks-to-a-whistleblower/

Medicaid expansion will ‘only’ cost Georgia $200 million a year. OK, what programs will you cut and what taxes will you raise?  Better idea for politicians – avoid the hard issues and make your career giving away other people’s money.
https://www.ajc.com/blog/politics/the-net-cost-medicaid-expansion-georgia-about-200m-year-2022/BE490IAAo4dgcnmZy6lKyJ/

Medicaid spending by states is growing faster than tax revenues and the private economy; Medicaid expansion only digs the hole deeper.
http://www.liberalfirst.com/opinion/medicaid-expansion-supporters-ignore-how-policy-breaks-budgets

Utah Guv: ‘We know Medicaid expansion will blow up, but let’s start it up anyway without any restrictions.’
https://utahpolicy.com/index.php/features/today-at-utah-policy/19177-herbert-says-medicaid-expansion-should-be-implemented-first-then-changed-later

The many-splendored access problems of Medicaid:  30 percent of doctors don’t accept new patients with Medicaid, way more than Medicare or private insurance.
https://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20190124/NEWS/190129962

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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All the Bad News About Obamacare (It Never Stops)

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Federal trial judge blocks Trump administration rules expanding employer religious liberty exemptions to Obamacare abortifacient mandate
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-birthcontrol/second-u-s-judge-blocks-trump-administration-birth-control-rules-idUSKCN1P82HX

Obamacare’s EHR and bureaucratic requirements are burning doctors out in alarming numbers
https://www.foxbusiness.com/healthcare/obamacare-bureaucracy-burning-out-americas-doctors-dr-marc-siegel-says

States need to get going on new rules expanding association health plans and short-term limited duration plans to provide relief from Obamacare
https://www.dailysignal.com/2019/01/17/forget-washington-heres-how-states-can-improve-health-care/

Trump administration’s State Relief and Empowerment waivers can lessen the burden of Obamacare
https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/press-releases/trump-administration-announces-state-relief-and-empowerment-waivers-give-states-flexibility-lower

Oh, woe is me – work requirements kicking people off of Medicaid expansion in Arkansas. BUT REMEMBER! – the state did it the expensive way and costs had exploded way beyond expectations. State could NOT do nothing.
https://5newsonline.com/2019/01/15/another-1200-dropped-from-arkansas-medicaid-over-work-rule/

Partial Medicaid expansion (to 100% FPL) is directionally wrong and more expensive for states in each individual case
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/partial-medicaid-expansion-isnt-the-solution

Partial Medicaid expansion (to 100% FPL) would cost more money and fail the required ‘budget neutral’ test for waivers
https://www.aei.org/publication/allowing-partial-medicaid-expansion-would-increase-federal-costs/

Yo, Mississippi! ‘Limited’ Medicaid expansion? There’s no such thing. Just ask Utah.
http://www.djournal.com/lifestyle/health/mississippi-might-be-warming-to-limited-medicaid-expansion/article_9c297e93-f587-544e-a3e1-ddd5772111da.html

More ‘surprise’ costs surface in Virginia Medicaid expansion roll-out. #APoliticianADayKeepsTheSanityAway
https://www.baconsrebellion.com/wp/shock-more-surprise-medicaid-cost-expenditures/

Maine’s reliance on budget gimmicks means funding for Medicaid expansion runs out June 30th
https://bangordailynews.com/2019/01/11/opinion/editorials/medicaid-expansion-overdue-but-hasty-rollout-raises-concerns/

Nebraska has to find $48M to fund referendum-mandated Medicaid expansion; proposals include cutting coverage and raising taxes.
https://www.starherald.com/news/regional_statewide/after-fight-over-medicaid-expansion-nebraska-lawmakers-will-now-battle/article_8a82f7b2-d85e-59d1-8faf-971cbef97cd9.html

Let’s review the bidding: Medicaid expansion has blown up in Montana, Washington State, Nevada, New Mexico, etc. It has unleashed a “fiscal nightmare” on taxpayers.
https://www.yankton.net/opinion/letters/article_5f2d307e-155b-11e9-858c-e3c5233f66e5.html

Medicaid expansion not a done deal in Idaho; state constitutional claim the program leaves too much discretion in Washington still in litigation
https://idahofreedom.org/contrary-to-what-jim-jones-says-medicaid-expansion-is-not-a-done-deal/

“Medicaid, the main source of persons newly insured under ACA, was far more likely to challenge or reject doctors’ bills and took about twice as long to pay”
https://aapsonline.org/aaps-news-january-2019-aca-is-unconstitutional/

Game-changer? Trump administration looking at how to do Medicaid by capped block grants to the states by regulation
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-administration-plans-effort-to-let-states-remodel-medicaid-11547259197

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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