Obamacare’s medical device tax hampered production of PPE (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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Obamacare’s medical device tax hampered production of PPE; production moved off-shore
https://ktrh.iheart.com/content/2020-04-28-taxing-issue-how-obamacare-hurt-ppe-production/

Oklahoma still doesn’t know how to pay for the state’s share of Medicaid expansion and now the pandemic has made the problem $100M worse
https://khn.org/morning-breakout/lawmakers-in-oklahoma-grapple-with-rising-costs-of-medicaid-expansion-set-for-july-california-stores-can-start-using-disposable-plastic-bags-for-safety/

Pandemic relief bill suspends Medicaid eligibility checks; no one can be disenrolled for the duration of the emergency
https://thefederalist.com/2020/04/27/how-congress-coronavirus-legislation-could-pay-millionaires-bills-with-medicaid/

Throw gazillions at a problem and, undoubtedly, some metrics will improve. But not always – Medicaid does not improve outcomes for small cell lung cancer
https://www.cancernetwork.com/lung-cancer/medicaid-not-associated-improved-survival-patients-sclc

Medicaid expansion for childless able-bodied adults makes no sense in a pandemic where resources need to be prioritized to patients like the elderly who are suffering life-threatening illness
https://msbusiness.com/2020/04/jameson-taylor-the-wrong-time-to-expand-medicaid/

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

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Obamacare insurers overcharging customers billions (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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Obamacare insurers have been overcharging their customers billions and, by design, will have to pay it back even if they are losing money.  #RubeGoldbergsRevenge
https://news.bloomberglaw.com/health-law-and-business/obamacare-insurers-to-owe-estimated-2-7-billion-in-refunds

“The ACA has failed to reduce insurance costs, increase choice, or bend the cost curve down because it depends on a centralized, top-down approach that is insulated from the real-life problems most Americans face in health care.”
https://www.heritage.org/health-care-reform/report/why-expanding-obamacare-not-the-answer

“President Obama promised Americans a new era of affordable health care. But costly coverage, millions of uninsured, and a growing doctor shortage are Obamacare’s true legacy.”
https://www.tennessean.com/story/opinion/2020/04/14/obamacare-has-failed-us-over-past-decade/2988022001/

Never let a good crisis go to waste – Obamacare supporters pushing open borders agenda in COVID crisis to get more people hooked on government
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/494167-democrats-call-for-daca-recipients-to-receive-obamacare-benefits-amid-pandemic

Never let a good crisis… well, you know – 60 groups ganging up on legislators for Medicaid expansion in Alabama
https://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/story/news/2020/04/15/medicaid-expansion-advocates-organize-amid-pandemic-gop-leaders-remain-cool/5136344002/

Study: “Is Medicaid Expansion Worth It?A Review of the Evidence Suggests Targeted Programs Represent Better Policy”
https://files.texaspolicy.com/uploads/2020/04/20142441/Blase-Balat-Medicaid-Expansion.pdf

Throw gazillions at a problem and, undoubtedly, some metrics will improve. But not always – “Medicaid Expansion Did not Improve Time to Treatment for Young Patients With Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma”
https://www.urotoday.com/recent-abstracts/urologic-oncology/renal-cancer/120803-medicaid-expansion-did-not-improve-time-to-treatment-for-young-patients-with-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma.html

Higher threshold for ballot initiatives may scuttle Medicaid expansion proposal in Florida
https://www.gainesville.com/news/20200413/senate-says-new-law-scuttles-medicaid-initiative

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– return Medicaid to a poverty program

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‘The pandemic shows we need Obamacare’ – Sure, and I’m the Tooth Fairy (all the bad news about Obamacare)

 

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‘The pandemic shows we need Obamacare’ – No, the pandemic shows we need more people with simple catastrophic Insurance, which Obamacare outlawed, to help them meet the coronavirus and future catastrophes
https://thehill.com/opinion/healthcare/489986-attacking-the-affordable-care-act-in-the-time-of-covid-19

  • “There will be no need to expand Medicaid eligibility – millions will have no jobs and will qualify- so put guard rails on checking income status (eg 6 months to start and then 3 months after) to limit system abuse.” (from a health policy listserv)

Trump still supports lawsuit to strike down Obamacare; ACA insurance too expensive
https://www.mypanhandle.com/washington-dc/obamacare-lawsuit-moves-forward-as-newly-unemployed-apply/

10 years of Obamacare’s junk insurance – “networks shrunk, deductibles increased, many states saw insurers leave their state, and more Americans became dependent on government for their care”, people forced into coverage they did not want or need (maternity care for single men, really?). #GeniusMasterminds
https://www.cagw.org/thewastewatcher/obamacares-ten-year-anniversary-goes-unnoticed

ACA enrollment ticked up, but still 10 million short of what they promised. #GeniusMasterminds
https://www.wsj.com/articles/affordable-care-act-sign-ups-total-11-4-million-for-this-year-11585798403?

COVID relief Act removed ACA restriction on buying over-the-counter medications with HSA money
https://www.laurinburgexchange.com/features/health/35384/cares-act-reverses-obamacare-rule-on-health-savings-accounts

“Obamacare Rations Care for the Sick and Overcharges the Healthy”
https://www.heartland.org/news-opinion/news/commentary-obamacare-rations-care-for-the-sick-and-overcharges-the-healthy

Pro-lifers were right to worry that Obamacare would increase federal subsidies for abortion and assault the conscience rights of employers
https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/ten-years-after-obamacare-pro-life-concerns-are-proven-right/

Another big surprise (NOT).  After exceeding enrollment projections for the first time in December and exceeding projections ever since, Virginia’s Medicaid expansion enrollment now exceeds the highest number estimated for the entire program – 400K max projected, 401K now. #BlowUpComing
http://www.dmas.virginia.gov/#/dashboard

Medicaid state budget crunch coming: increased enrollment, lower state revenue expected after coronavirus
https://www.kff.org/coronavirus-policy-watch/covid-19-expected-implications-medicaid-state-budgets/

Coronavirus relief bill boosted federal Medicaid reimbursement to the states, and this shows the need for the proposed federal Medicaid fiscal accountability rule
https://www.healthaffairs.org/do/10.1377/hblog20200331.308494/full/

Did you know Medicaid expansion is a “market” with “players”, “segments”, “revenue growth”, and “profitability”?  It was always all about the money and special interests, wasn’t it?
https://www.curiousdesk.com/medicaid-expansion-market-2020-segmented-by-trending-players-analysis/

 

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

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Medicaid expansion a blunderbuss approach to coronavirus (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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Resist calls for Medicaid expansion in the current crisis; targeted support for crisis-related care would be a much more efficient use of tax dollars
https://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2020/03/23/cover-coronavirus-treatments-dont-expand-medicaid/#201325f199f7

Ambulance response time slowed down significantly in Medicaid expansion states.  That means some people with life-threatening conditions were crowded out because of predictable surge in demand for ambulance service in less acute cases after expansion.
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/ten-years-of-obamacare-aka-the-medicaid-expansion-act

ACA “would be better named the Medicaid Expansion Act because nearly all of the net coverage increase is through Medicaid”
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/ten-years-of-obamacare-aka-the-medicaid-expansion-act

Hurdles await Medicaid expansion ballot initiative at Florida high court, including argument the language was misleading
https://www.facingsouth.org/2020/03/medicaid-expansion-may-face-new-hurdle-florida-high-court

Obamacare has become a definite financial strain – ACA taxes repealed, cuts to Medicare to pay for ACA repealed or deferred
https://www.washingtonpolicy.org/publications/detail/obamacare-is-ten-years-old-and-has-failed

Obamacare 10-year anniversary no cause for celebration – “Spending billions of taxpayer dollars to give people low-quality coverage is hardly an achievement.”
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/obamacares-10th-anniversary-a-trillion-dollars-and-nothing-to-show-for-it

17 million fewer than expected enrolled in Obamacare -  “we are now spending $50 billion a year to subsidize coverage in this market, and total net enrollment is up by just 3 million — a staggering $17,000 cost to taxpayers per new enrollee.”
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/ten-years-of-obamacare-aka-the-medicaid-expansion-act

After Obamacare’s radical centralization of healthcare – less competition, fewer price signals, sky-high premiums and deductibles.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/todaysdebate/2020/03/26/obamacare-main-thrust-radical-centralization-health-care-editorials-debates/2921965001/

Obamacare’s false promises – 25 million people would sign up (not even close), budgetary ‘savings’ never materialized because taxes were repealed, people didn’t save $2,500 a year on insurance, and you can’t keep your doctor or your plan. #LIARS
https://news.yahoo.com/obamacare-predictions-didnt-quite-pan-140037917.html

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– return Medicaid to a poverty program

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It’s Better When You Spread the Misery Around (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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“Affordable Care Act at Ten:  Huge Expansion of Welfare and Injury to Individual Insurance Market” (Galen Institute) #DependencyMachine
https://galen.org/assets/ACA_at_10_huge_expansion_of_welfare.pdf

“After ten years of Obamacare, the cost of coverage is skyrocketing, the nation’s uninsured rate is on the rise, and millions of new patients rely on an unsustainable public insurance program that does little to benefit their health.” (Sally Pipes)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/sallypipes/2020/03/20/a-decade-of-obamacare-has-been-ten-years-too-many/#e83e18b151ab

Judge skeptical of challenge to short-duration escape hatch from Obamacare: “Short-term plans draw people out of the ACA exchanges, but they also draw a lot of people into insurance who would have been uninsured otherwise.”  That’s right – hooray for the new catastrophic insurance!
https://news.bloomberglaw.com/health-law-and-business/court-skeptical-trump-unlawfully-expanded-obamacare-alternative

Problems with Obamacare have escaped scrutiny with cries to jump right to #SinglePayer
https://ricochet.com/podcast/roth-effect/fixing-our-ailing-healthcare-system/

Idaho House can’t find all the money needed for voter-mandated Medicaid expansion, kicks the can down the road to next year. #AReckoningIsComing
https://www.idahopress.com/eyeonboise/house-narrowly-passes-medicaid-budget-sends-to-governor-s-desk/article_b34f6cb9-f323-5887-95ac-10c9f2d53b26.html

Arizona lawmakers approve expanding provider tax gimmick to fund Medicaid by pulling more money out of Washington
https://apnews.com/9a8ac9de585935905c0aaa9a68083d9f

  • Hey, wasn’t Medicaid expansion supposed to save states all kinds of money?  It’s funny how expensive ‘free money’ from Washington can be.

 

 

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Carnage from Obamacare is everywhere you look (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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Carnage from Obamacare is everywhere you look – can’t keep your doctor or your plan, premiums doubled, deductibles tripled, narrow networks deny top docs to those with preexisting conditions
https://www.forbes.com/sites/johngoodman/2020/03/12/obamacare-at-age-ten-was-it-a-mistake/#2076bd4cf397

Obamacare is so great, big pieces of it had to be chopped off – individual mandate, Cadillac tax, IPAB death panel, all gone (not to mention CLASS Act long-term care). #StupidityOfTheAmericanMastermind
https://www.argusleader.com/story/news/dell-rapids/2020/03/12/these-results-ten-years-obamacare/5038851002/

The wages of Obamacare: political divisiveness – 40 percent of those surveyed think complete repeal of the ACA would be a good thing.  Yep, they rammed it down our throats and we will never forget or forgive it.
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/healthcare/obamacare_remains_a_party_line_thing
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https://gotechdaily.com/barack-obama-never-heard-of-obamacares-failures/

“Obamacare puts millions of Americans at risk by nullifying their existing insurance”
https://gotechdaily.com/barack-obama-never-heard-of-obamacares-failures/

Texas AG Paxton: “Without the individual mandate, the entire law becomes unsupportable. The federal government cannot order private citizens to purchase subpar insurance that they don’t want…”
https://smcorridornews.com/ag-paxton-releases-statement-on-scotus-agreeing-to-consider-the-validity-of-obamacare/

“New Law Would Allow Millennials To Stay On Their Parents’ Netflix Account Until They’re 35” (satire)
https://babylonbee.com/news/new-law-would-allow-millennials-to-stay-on-their-parents-netflix-account-until-theyre-35

Missouri’s big spending on Medicaid already swallowing state budget, and you want Medicaid expansion? You’re nuts.
https://www.newspressnow.com/opinion/editorials/medicaid-expansion-isn-t-so-simple/article_cfcbee96-5fd9-11ea-8c4f-971bb36bbc24.html

Republican-sponsored Medicaid expansion bill stopped in Tennessee, for the moment; eyes turning to Medicaid block grant proposal
https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/politics/2020/03/11/tennessee-medicaid-expansion-bill-halted-year-ron-travis/5024454002/

You cannot rely on Washington to continue funding Medicaid expansion at 90 percent.  Lest we forget: the feds have reneged on funding promises before (CHIP, Disabilities Educaiton Act).  States are left on the hook; it’s happened before.
https://thesheridanpress.com/121528/medicaid-expansion-a-false-promise/

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– return Medicaid to a poverty program

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Obamacare has failed in everything it set out to do (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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Obamacare has failed in everything it set out to do – no, you won’t save $2,500, you can’t keep your doctor or plan, and no, it hasn’t significantly reduced the number of uninsured as promised.  Happy 10-Year Anniversary, everybody!
https://thehill.com/opinion/healthcare/486134-obamacare-10-years-of-distress-and-disappointment

  • To exemplify why millions of Americans remain uninsured, CMS provides this personal account: “A 60-year old couple in Grand Island, Nebraska making $70,000 a year—which is just slightly too much to qualify for Obamacare’s premium subsidy—is faced with paying $38,000, over half of their yearly income, to buy a silver plan with an $11,100 annual maximum out-of-pocket limit.” No wonder 28 million Americans are uninsured.

Thanks to guaranteed issue, Obamacare locks people with pre-existing conditions out of top health care centers
https://www.heartland.org/multimedia/podcasts/how-obamacare-failed-to-fix-pre-existing-conditions-guest-devon-herrick

The Supreme Court will hear a legal challenge to Obamacare next term, but the case is not expected to be decided by the November election
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/overnights/485595-overnight-health-care-obamacare-headed-to-supreme-court-fda-expects-1

Obamacare made insurance companies filthy rich and they are glad to see Bernie fade away; UnitedHealth shares more than quadrupled in less than a decade
https://www.foxbusiness.com/healthcare/biden-super-tuesday-obamacare-rep-chip-roy

North Carolina has 14,000 eligible people with intellectual disabilities on the Medicaid waiting list – some for as long as 17 years – and you want Medicaid expansion so you can milk Washington for more money per enrollee?  Shame on you!
https://www.journalnow.com/news/local/advocates-plan-rally-to-raise-awareness-of-waiting-list-for/article_e4c355c2-b621-5de5-bdbe-35996f13025e.html

Writer praises Medicaid expansion for protecting people from catastrophic medical expenses. If that’s so wonderful, why did you let Obamacare get rid of catastrophic insurance?  You could have just bought everyone a catastrophic policy; that would have been a whole lot cheaper than Medicaid expansion.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/brucejapsen/2020/02/28/report-acas-medicaid-expansion-reduced-catastrophic-health-expenses/#fa32c551f11e

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– return Medicaid to a poverty program

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President’s budget calls for eliminating extra federal funding for Medicaid expansion (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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White House estimates 13 million have better access to healthcare through Trump’s executive fixes, including expanded short-term plans, association plans, and health reimbursement accounts
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/02/24/white-house-trump-expanding-healthcare-access-13-million-americans/

  • Some of the wrong-headedness in Obamacare has been cleared away, but Obamacare is still the wrong direction. #RepealObamacareNow

President’s budget calls for eliminating extra federal funding for Medicaid expansion – ‘if states really want it, they can do it on their own’
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/482378-trump-budget-calls-for-cutting-medicaid-aca-by-about-1-trillion

Louisiana Medicaid expansion enrollment still way over projections even after several rounds of eligibility checks
https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/politics/legislature/article_2f8f267a-535c-11ea-9e7d-4f9d4aea8f5a.html

Medicaid expansion is the main driver of exploding costs and attendant budget woes in Louisiana
https://www.hannapub.com/ouachitacitizen/opinion/columns/jeff-sadow-tax-and-spend-agenda/article_ae794080-4da1-11ea-8900-ebeb6172207a.html

Idaho’s new Medicaid expansion is going “remarkably smoothly” – except for the fact that enrollment now exceeds projections and we don’t know how to pay for it. Not even voodoo will get them out of this one, as Louisiana has found out.
https://www.idahopress.com/news/local/budget-report-medicaid-expansion-going-remarkably-smoothly/article_3edde12a-1fe5-5b7d-8d15-b64256927623.html

“There’s no way to save money when you expand government,” Missouri Governor says in opposing Medicaid expansion
https://www.newspressnow.com/news/local_news/parson-resists-medicaid-expansion/article_1520c6da-4e6c-11ea-a257-13c0e88b6d07.html

Gimmick put forward to support Medicaid expansion in Missouri – re-enrolling existing recipients based on income instead of their disability – has already been proclaimed illegal by federal Inspector General
https://www.semissourian.com/story/2668458.html

Setting Medicaid expansion in stone stifles innovation, such as catastrophic insurance twinned with subsidized health savings accounts
https://journalrecord.com/2020/02/12/right-thinking-medicaid-proposal-just-a-less-painful-surrender/

Seven Montana lawmakers ask feds to require state to return improperly spent Medicaid money, after audit finds 50% ineligibility rate
https://www.greatfallstribune.com/story/news/2020/02/10/7-gop-lawmakers-want-state-accountable-for-medicaid-errors/4718112002/

A Kansas court decision making abortion a fundamental right under the state constitution probably means 33,000 women would get abortion coverage at taxpayer expense if Medicaid expansion is adopted
https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/pro-lifers-should-oppose-medicaid-expansion-in-kansas/

Most states have Medicaid eligibility improprieties, GAO finds, with implications for federal budget deficit
https://healthpayerintelligence.com/news/gao-reveals-medicaid-eligibility-inaccuracies-recoup-strategies

2.3 to 3.3 million people exceed income threshold and thus are improperly enrolled in Medicaid; states aren’t monitoring closely
https://www.heartland.org/multimedia/podcasts/medicaid-out-of-control-guest-brian-blasé

NY Governor wants to shift Medicaid costs onto counties, but county official blasts state for allowing a safety net program meant for the needy to grow like a mushroom
https://www.recordonline.com/news/20200222/state-counties-spar-over-rising-medicaid-costs

How to Defraud Medicaid #189 – work two jobs and don’t tell the government
https://www.valleynewslive.com/content/news/Grand-Forks-man-charged-with-medicaid-fraud–567745091.html

How to Defraud Medicaid #190 – become a ‘Mental Health Skill Building Agency’, bill Medicaid for having the homeless sit in your wwaiting room for hours and for watching TV with you.  Law & Order – woohoo!
https://www.baconsrebellion.com/wp/a-spending-boost-we-wont-object-to-medicaid-fraud-prevention/

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– return Medicaid to a poverty program

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State Reinsurance Programs Stabilizing Obamacare (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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Five more states start reinsurance programs to stabilize Obamacare individual health insurance market.  Premiums drop an average 17 percent.  #StupidObamacare
https://news.bloomberglaw.com/health-law-and-business/states-embrace-reinsurance-to-help-with-obamacare-costs

  • The Obamacare Truth Squad worried early on that fixing Obamacare would lessen the impetus for repeal, but here we are.

Trump touts his fixes to Obamacare, blasts Obama’s Healthcare.gov federal exchange website #TrainWreck
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/feb/19/trump-blasts-obamacare-website-barron-trump-could-/

Massachusetts after a dozen years of RomneyCare/Obamacare: “medical debt burden, unaffordable premiums and cost shift to employees through plan design and premium share.” #GeniusMasterminds
https://healthpolicyandmarket.blogspot.com/2020/02/despite-all-of-its-efforts-to-insure.html

New group boosts a type of non-Obamacare plan for the self-employed blocked by the Trump administration
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/healthcare/new-group-will-boost-non-obamacare-plans-halted-by-trump-administration

With Medicaid expansion in the bag, new drumbeat starts for expanding Medicaid to include dental coverage in Virginia and West Virginia. Why doesn’t anyone ever ask, ‘if we do X, will you promise to stop your insatiable demands?’ #TheLeftNeverQuits
https://www.virginiamercury.com/2020/02/21/will-virginia-will-get-a-full-medicaid-dental-benefit-advocates-say-it-could-be-life-altering-for-poor-patients/
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https://www.wvgazettemail.com/opinion/columnists/rick-wilson-accessible-dental-care-vital-to-public-health-opinion/article_f1c6da0a-8d63-558b-8644-26837066aca4.html

Wyoming legislature rejects Medicaid expansion again; it’s not clear how the state would pay for it
https://www.powelltribune.com/stories/legislature-again-rejects-expanding-medicaid,24010

Missouri already spends a big chunk of its state budget on Medicaid, to the detriment of other priorities.  Medicaid expansion is unwise given the major problems in the program, like the $177 million spent on nonresidents
https://themissouritimes.com/opinion-missouris-medicaid-system-is-broken-so-why-expand-it/

“The myth of ‘free’ Medicaid expansion” – residents will pay, one way or another, through state and federal taxes
https://www.news-leader.com/story/opinion/2020/02/20/myth-free-medicaid-expansion-missouri/4808769002/

Oklahoma Governor wants full Medicaid expansion, will worry about work requirements and other ‘conservative window dressing’ later
https://journalrecord.com/2020/02/20/free-market-friday-that-didnt-take-long/

Court decision nixing Medicaid work requirement kills possiblity of Medicaid expansion ‘compromise’ in North Carolina
https://www.robesonian.com/opinion/131986/court-kills-medicaid-expansion

North Carolina doesn’t need Medicaid expansion’s administrative failures, eligibility errors, and budget bleed-outs
https://www.citizen-times.com/story/opinion/2020/02/16/chuck-edwards-medicaid-expansion-wont-solve-north-carolinas-health-care-crisis/4748432002/

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– return Medicaid to a poverty program

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Obamacare rations care for the sick (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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Obamacare rations care for the sick through Medicaid managed care-style plans, narrow networks, loss of access to top hospitals, etc.
https://townhall.com/columnists/devonherrick/2020/02/03/how-obamacare-rations-care-for-the-sick-n2560606

Like the hated ACA individual mandate, replacement state individual mandates will fail to produce universal coverage; only affordability can do that
https://www.forbes.com/sites/sallypipes/2020/02/03/states-should-not-resurrect-the-individual-mandate/#2674a4af6ced

Trump administration proposes to end automatic re-enrollment in Obamacare
https://news.bloomberglaw.com/health-law-and-business/new-health-care-benefit-reporting-requirements-proposed-by-hhs

Rising costs producing drop in primary care visits.  Thank you Medical Government Insurance Complex (which Obamacare reinforces). #WrongDirection
https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/02/03/801351890/as-out-of-pocket-health-costs-rise-insured-adults-are-seeking-less-primary-care

6 blue states and D.C. sue to hide the Obamacare abortion surcharge again
https://www.christianheadlines.com/contributors/michael-foust/states-sue-trump-admin-to-restore-obamacares-hidden-abortion-fee.html

Here’s a little reminder that Obamacare is about controlling people, not healthcare
http://thyblackman.com/2020/02/01/the-democrats-dont-care-about-american-lives/

Legislation to stop Trump’s administrative Medicaid block grants likely to die in the Senate
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/480984-democrats-face-uphill-battle-against-trumps-medicaid-overhaul

Dems want to goose Medicaid expansion sign-ups in Maine by reducing the state’s share of estate clawbacks.  Anything to get more people #HookedOnGovernment
https://bangordailynews.com/2020/02/05/politics/maine-wants-to-roll-back-estate-recovery-to-spur-medicaid-expansion-sign-ups/

Theft of unencrypted laptop puts 650,000 Medicaid beneficiaries at risk for identity theft in Oregon. #StupidGovernment
https://www.modernhealthcare.com/cybersecurity/laptop-theft-breaches-data-650000-oregon-medicaid-members

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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