If You Think Medicaid is a Mess in the States Now, Just Wait until the Next Recession (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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Medicaid expansion wreaking havoc in Louisiana – enrollment blew past projections, Medicaid now half of state budget, forced to dip into general fund, no plan to pay for scheduled decrease in federal match
https://thehayride.com/2019/07/abraham-its-time-to-be-honest-about-medicaid-expansion/

Medicaid to cost Iowa $115 million more in state funding in new fiscal year, in part thanks to Medicaid expansion
https://www.thecentersquare.com/iowa/iowa-taxpayers-share-of-medicaid-costs-to-rise-by-million/article_70775a6c-a41c-11e9-b2c1-d71a2ad709af.html

Florida’s smaller counties worry they will get hit with higher costs and more property taxes if Medicaid expansion passes in the state
https://miami.cbslocal.com/2019/07/16/floridas-smaller-counties-worried-about-medicaid-expansion/

States not ready for next recession; fixed Medicaid costs will squeeze budgets
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/report-finds-illinois-other-states-not-ready-for-next-recession/article_37896d36-9773-11e9-858c-1f00c7240c12.html
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https://www.thecentersquare.com/texas/medicaid-costs-could-squeeze-texas-budget-if-economy-slows-report/article_53764776-98db-11e9-bc45-27eec5ee7ad3.html
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https://stateofreform.com/news/states/texas/2019/07/report-details-financial-impact-of-texas-medicaid-expansion/

Fever for Medicaid expansion generally cooling in hold-out states; cost is a big issue
https://www.governing.com/topics/health-human-services/gov-medicaid-expansion-2019-bill-legislation-obamacare-states.html

California claimed it would use state money for Medicaid expansion for illegal aliens, but one-fourth of the cost will come from federal emergency and maternity care funds
https://www.politico.com/states/california/story/2019/07/01/newsom-trump-spar-on-undocumented-medicaid-were-going-to-stop-it-president-vows-1084625

Trump administration will not give generous federal match for partial Medicaid expansion (as in Utah) because arguing in court entirety of Obamacare is unconstitutional
https://consumer.healthday.com/public-health-information-30/affordable-care-act-obamacare-955/unnecessary-ambulance-calls-in-nyc-spiked-after-obamacare-747863.html?utm_source=Galen+Email+Alerts+%26+AHC&utm_campaign=9a0b7581a5-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_09_14_12_40__COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_93ad194d45-9a0b7581a5-171567693&mc_cid=9a0b7581a5&mc_eid=4fec4aa80b

Medicaid expansion crowding out private insurance in Virginia. #ToldYouSo
https://www.baconsrebellion.com/wp/health-insurance-check-up-migration-to-medicaid/

Attention turns to fraud and corruption in Puerto Rico’s Medicaid program as the territory seeks increased funding
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-puertorico-congress/puerto-rico-faces-tougher-scrutiny-over-federal-medicaid-funding-idUSKCN1UC2PI

Louisiana’s massive Medicaid fraud problems remain unresolved
https://www.thecentersquare.com/louisiana/focus-on-medicaid-fraud-continues-as-federal-appeals-court-hears/article_35d77c6e-9357-11e9-8cf3-373e2c140fed.html

Some states take aim at the open-ended entitlement nature of Medicaid; seek block grants, enrollment or per capita caps
https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/stateline/2019/07/24/with-trumps-blessing-some-states-aim-to-cap-medicaid-rolls

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

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Court Upholds Escape Hatch from Obamacare (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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Federal judge upholds Trump administration 3-year short-term health insurance regulation. #ObamacareEscapeHatch
https://www.axios.com/affordable-care-act-hhs-short-term-health-insurance-9d33eb4d-b380-4f37-876e-f4e1a2ab1962.html

House votes to repeal Obamacare ‘Cadillac tax’
https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2019/07/17/House-votes-to-repeal-Affordable-Care-Acts-Cadillac-tax/4561563404453/?mph=3

Health insurance premiums and deductibles can exceed $25,000 a year for those who don’t receive Obamacare subsidies
https://news.bloomberglaw.com/health-law-and-business/no-obamacare-subsidies-premiums-deductibles-can-top-25-000

Joe Biden repeats ‘you can keep your plan’ lie.  Obama knew it wasn’t true when Obama said it. That’s documented – Politifact ‘Lie of the Year’ 2013
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2019/07/18/biden-obamacare-ad-n2550072

Obamacare revisionist history: ‘the ACA was a compromise with the Republicans.’  No, the Democrats rammed it down everybody’s throat without a single Republican vote.
https://thefederalist.com/2019/07/16/three-obamacare-myths-refuse-die/

“U.S. appeals court blocks Trump administration birth control exemptions”
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-birthcontrol/u-s-appeals-court-blocks-trump-administration-birth-control-exemptions-idUSKCN1U72M5

AAPS: Obamacare stands in the way of affordable health insurance for the many
https://www.einnews.com/pr_news/490560086/overturning-obamacare-would-benefit-americans-association-of-american-physicians-and-surgeons-aaps-tells-president-and-congress

Health-sharing ministry membership up 600 percent in 9 years. If Obamacare is so great, why are so many people rushing for the exits?
https://thefederalist.com/2019/07/15/use-of-this-health-insurance-alternative-has-increased-600-percent-since-obamacare/

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– return Medicaid to a poverty program

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Doctor Conscience Rule Delayed Until at Least November 22nd (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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Trump administration doctor conscience rule delayed until at least November 22nd due to litigation
https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/28/politics/conscience-objection-final-rule-delayed/index.html

Federal appeals court asks for briefs on whether blue states have standing to challenge district court judge’s ruling overturning Obamacare; it’s possible no one has standing to appeal
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/450485-court-questions-whether-blue-states-have-standing-to-seek-to-uphold

1.4 million lost health insurance since 2016 because of massive rate increases caused by ACA rules, according to an April CBO report”
https://aapsonline.org/aaps-news-june-2019-aca-v-amendment-x/

California reinstates dreaded Obamacare individual mandate
https://apnews.com/02baf57f765b40fda79749fc350ae95c

Covering illegal aliens, reinstating the hated individual mandate, giving subsidies to people making 6 times the poverty level – could California get it more wrong?
https://thefederalist.com/2019/06/18/california-embodies-everything-wrong-obamacare/

IBM to pay almost $15 million to settle its part in the Maryland Obamacare exchange train wreck
https://www.wsj.com/articles/ibm-to-pay-nearly-15-million-for-issues-tied-to-marylands-health-exchange-11560540150

New HRA rule ameliorates preexisting conditions problem because worker-purchased plans are portable
https://thefederalist.com/2019/06/17/trump-administration-gets-smart-pre-existing-conditions/?utm_source=Galen+Email+Alerts+%26+AHC&utm_campaign=a655ed43c1-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_09_14_12_40__COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_93ad194d45-a655ed43c1-171567693&mc_cid=a655ed43c1&mc_eid=4fec4aa80b

Rush Limbaugh caller describes his Obamacare nightmare
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2019/06/28/caller-describes-his-obamacare-nightmare/

California Blue Shield ditching workplace ‘wellness’ programs – ‘zombies’ that don’t work and don’t lower costs. Obamacare Genius Masterminds – #TheyWereWrongAboutEverything
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/06/25/california-blue-shield-exec-slams-zombie-workplace-wellness-programs.html

Unnecessary ambulance calls went way up after Medicaid expansion in New York – ‘cheaper than Uber’
https://www.usnews.com/news/health-news/articles/2019-06-28/unnecessary-ambulance-calls-in-nyc-spiked-after-obamacare

Study documents that enrollment blew way past projections in Medicaid expansion states
https://news.bloomberglaw.com/health-law-and-business/medicaid-signups-blow-past-forecasts-in-expansion-states-study

Idaho still doesn’t know how to pay for voter-mandated Medicaid expansion
https://www.boisestatepublicradio.org/post/how-will-idaho-pay-medicaid-expansion-group-looking-it

Cost shifting from the uninsured to private payers goes UP, not down after Medicaid expansion
https://www.heartland.org/publications-resources/publications/the-arizona-medicaid-expansion-experience

Medicaid expansion – ginormous costs beyond all expectations, no significant improvement in health outcomes, persistent access problems.
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/medicaid-expansion-is-a-failure-lots-of-spending-little-benefit

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

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The Stupidity of the American Technocrat (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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Jonathan Gruber ponders what we’ve learned about the stupidity of the American voter after 10 years of Obamacare; touts increased coverage which was never more than about half of what he predicted.
https://www.nber.org/papers/w25932#fromrss

Medicaid expansion blowing up Nevada state budget, as another state finds out that taking ‘free’ money from Washington threatens education, infrastructure, and other state spending priorities
https://www.recordcourier.com/opinion/nevadas-medicaid-budget-ballooning/

It’s funny to see liberals worry about high Medicaid spending and how it squeezes other state spending priorities like education and infrastructure. #ToldYouSo
https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/6/3/18650609/health-care-medicaid-expansion-recession

Concern about cost sinks Medicaid expansion in Alabama and North Carolina for now
https://www.heartland.org/news-opinion/news/north-carolina-senate-rejects-medicaid-expansion
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https://www.al.com/news/2019/05/where-do-we-find-the-money-once-again-medicaid-expansion-stalls-in-alabama.html

Medicaid expansion would be a disaster for North Carolina; the state would “need to reduce provider payments, divert resources from other important parts of the budget … or greatly increase taxes.”
https://lockerroom.johnlocke.org/2019/06/10/heartland-institute-reject-the-push-for-medicaid-expansion-jlfs-jordan-roberts-medicaid-expansion-for-the-heartland-institute/

Medicaid expansion states show consistent pattern of higher enrollment and expenditures than projected – makes one wonder whether expansion supporters deliberately low-balled the cost
http://www.maciverinstitute.com/2019/05/medicaid-expansionists-should-know-no-free-lunch-from-debt-ridden-federal-government/

Republicans block Medicaid expansion in Wisconsin because intended beneficiaries already qualify for highly-subsidized Obamacare plans
https://www.cbs58.com/news/republicans-stand-by-rejection-of-medicaid-expansion

Medicaid expansion crowding out private insurance in Louisiana. #ToldYouSo
https://www.wsj.com/articles/medicaid-expansion-has-louisianans-dropping-their-private-plans-11559944048

Another Republican who voted for Medicaid expansion in Virginia gets voted out
https://www.thecentersquare.com/virginia/virginia-republican-who-backed-medicaid-expansion-loses-to-primary-challenger/article_26765a30-8d10-11e9-9b3d-ff201ebdaf92.html

Psychiatrist participation in Medicaid declined after Medicaid expansion. #MedicaidAccessProblems
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/914006

California moves closer to giving free Medicaid health benefits to illegal aliens (and the rest of us U.S. taxpayers are just supposed to support this recklessness?)
https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/14/politics/california-budget-medicaid-undocumented-immigrants/index.html

Self-interested healthcare unions and Planned Parenthood behind Medicaid expansion push in Florida. #FollowTheMoney
https://www.wmfe.org/medicaid-for-more-constitutional-amendment-gets-enough-signatures-for-legal-review/113930

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

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ACA Contraceptive Mandate Knocked Down in Court (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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Federal judge in Texas permanently blocks enforcement of ACA contraceptive mandate against any employer with religious objections
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/30394

Pennsylvania and New Jersey in court arguing that the federal government has to force the Little Sisters of the Poor to give out contraception against their religion
https://www.westernjournal.com/states-force-little-sisters-poor-back-court-obamacare-mandate/
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https://news.bloomberglaw.com/health-law-and-business/nuns-hhs-to-clash-with-states-over-obamacare-birth-control-rule

Don’t tell me Obamacare has ‘stabilized’; the era of big price hikes is not – 13% in Vermont, 8.4% in New York. That’s a lot of victims. #TheTrainWreckWillNeverEnd
https://www.politico.com/story/2019/06/03/obamacare-rate-hikes-appear-modest-for-2020-1497115

How to Defraud Medicaid #187 – stop cleaning pools for a living, open luxury rehab centers for cash-cows (i.e., government-subsidized addicts), keep going until you have $176 million
https://www.cato.org/blog/federal-subsidies-spur-massive-fraud

Presidential candidate Sen. Michael Bennet sings Obamacare’s praises, but won’t sign up for it
https://thefederalist.com/2019/06/04/dem-presidential-candidate-just-loves-obamacare-wont-sign/

One in 4 Americans skipping needed medical procedures because of the high cost.  Wasn’t Obamacare supposed to fix all that? We were sold a bill of goods. #ItsNotWorking
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/446664-poll-1-in-4-americans-say-cost-led-to-skipping-medical-care

The public was more satisfied with healthcare in 2007 than in 2018 – after years and $586 billion of Obamacare
https://issuesinsights.com/2019/06/04/586-billion-later-health-care-in-bigger-state-of-crisis-thanks-obama/

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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Obamacare Cheerleader Now Admits It’s a Failure (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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Lawmaker who helped ram Obamacare down our throats now admits #ItsNotWorking
https://freebeacon.com/issues/lawmaker-who-helped-write-obamacare-what-we-have-now-is-not-working/

“New evidence that short-term plans offer good coverage for many”
https://www.wsj.com/articles/about-that-junk-health-insurance-11558290334

Oral arguments in constitutional challenge to Obamacare set for July 9th
https://www.reuters.com/article/health-obamacare/5th-circuit-sets-arguments-over-constitutionality-of-obamacare-for-july-9-idUSL2N22Z1UQ

Proposed HHS rule would remove Obamacare protections for transgenders
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/trump-hhs-moves-to-roll-back-obamacare-protections-for-transgender-patients

“CMS to expand requirements for ACA navigators”
https://www.modernhealthcare.com/insurance/cms-expand-requirements-aca-navigators

Ohio Medicaid expansion hit the wall under Kasich; now premiums and co-pays he vetoed are on the table again to #AddressTheMess
https://radio.wosu.org/post/some-ohio-medicaid-recipients-could-soon-pay-small-premiums-copays

Delusional Louisiana Health Secretary thinks Medicaid expansion doesn’t cost taxpayers anything and that costs to the state aren’t double original estimates (Chris Jacobs) https://www.theadvertiser.com/story/opinion/2019/05/17/inconvenient-truths-louisianas-medicaid-expansion/3693606002/

The truth about the phony-baloney work requirements that sold Medicaid expansion in Virginia: it will be years before they are in place, if ever. Stupid Republicans whine “this just isn’t what we were promised”
https://www.dailypress.com/news/virginia/dp-nws-medicaid-work-requirements-update-20190521-story.html

Gov. Bevin and feds make argument in court: SNAP and TANF have work requirements; why not Medicaid expansion?
https://forwardky.com/bevin-trump-administrations-cite-snap-work-requirement-reverse-medicaid-ruling/

“N.C. House budget underestimates funding needed for Medicaid”. #DejaVuAllOverAgain
https://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2019/05/20/n-c-house-budget-underestimates-funding-needed-for-medicaid/

Louisiana still trying to clean up its Medicaid rolls – 30,000 ineligibles were removed in March; state sends out 17,000 more eligibility inquiries
https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/politics/legislature/article_e5526ace-7ca9-11e9-9083-ff0bc51a0a7a.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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Escape Obamacare Now (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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Short-term plans: far cheaper, better provider networks, and ACA essential health benefits covered (except maternity care). #EscapeObamacare
https://www.manhattan-institute.org/cheaper-health-insurance-alternatives-to-obamacare-for-low-medium-risk-patients

Obamacare in flux – good rundown on what’s changed and what hasn’t
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/05/16/democrats-try-save-obamacare-donald-trump-chips-away/3678578002/

Wannabe Obamacare genius mastermind Gavin Newsom – subsidize people making $150K/yr and bring back the hated individual mandate to pay for it. Sheer genius!
https://splinternews.com/democratic-run-states-are-experimenting-with-healthcare-1834782200

Louisiana Department of Health needs to spend nearly a billion more next year but, don’t worry, Uncle Sugar Medicaid dollars will pay for it
https://www.thecentersquare.com/louisiana/department-of-health-budget-calls-for-million-more-than-last/article_83236ab6-75a5-11e9-808b-13f77be2e002.html

Lawmaker hopes to turn Tennessee Medicaid competition provisions (shop around, keep unspent funds, etc.) into federal pilot program
https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/05/medicaid-needs-competition-free-market/

How to Defraud Medicaid #186 – create a home health agency, bill for unauthorized services and spend more hours with patients than needed, rake in millions
https://fraudscrookscriminals.com/2019/05/16/new-american-from-kenya-convicted-in-medicaid-fraud-scheme/

“Audit: California made $71 million in Medicaid payments for dead patients”
https://www.thecentersquare.com/california/audit-california-made-million-in-medicaid-payments-for-dead-patients/article_076c16da-76a8-11e9-a78c-e7934a466948.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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Uninsured Rate Rising (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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Uninsured rate under Obamacare jumps a point. All the king’s subsidies and all the king’s mandates couldn’t put Obamacare back together again.   #ItsNotWorking
https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/09/politics/trump-obamacare-coverage-rates/index.html

Obamacare enrollment in Virginia is down as premiums increase and half of all cities and counties cities are down to one insurer. #ItsNotWorking
https://www.richmond.com/life/health/enrollment-in-obamacare-individual-marketplace-down-as-premiums-climb/article_62abb1bb-df82-5f21-b20b-5d84f610ed37.html

Louisiana tries to fix Obamacare with a hi-risk pool.  #ItsNotWorking
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/may/7/jeff-landry-louisiana-republicans-obamacare-replac/

“The percentage of physicians participating in ACA Accountable Care Organizations has fallen from 36% in 2017 to 28% in 2019.” #ItsNotWorking
https://aapsonline.org/aaps-news-april-2019-whos-your-doctor/

Obamacare patients having trouble getting mental health care. #ItsNotWorking
https://www.upi.com/Health_News/2019/05/08/Study-Obamacare-patients-have-more-trouble-getting-mental-health-care/6441557318427/

Obama executive order set up ‘Healthy Living” committee as important part of ACA to restrict care; prescribes meditation, leaves patients in “unspeakable” pain; “Patients are being studied without their knowledge or consent”
https://aapsonline.org/aaps-news-april-2019-whos-your-doctor/

Medicaid expansion dead for the year in Kansas
https://www.healthleadersmedia.com/strategy/medicaid-expansion-wont-come-kansas-year-after-last-ditch-effort-fails

Oklahoma think tank files challenge to Medicaid expansion ballot plan – title does not accurately describe the measure; initiative unconstitutionally cedes state power to Washington
https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/oklahoma/articles/2019-05-09/think-tank-challenges-oklahoma-medicaid-expansion-plan

Study claiming individual market premiums would drop under Medicaid expansion is flawed, e.g., fails to account for increased cost-shifting when providers get more low-paying Medicaid patients
http://www.maciverinstitute.com/2019/05/study-suggesting-medicaid-expansion-could-lower-premiums-raises-more-questions-than-answers/

Medicaid expansion drives up ER use and cost-shifting to private sector patients ($177 per person)
https://thehill.com/opinion/healthcare/441730-medicaid-expansion-entails-significant-costs-to-consumers

Scheduled cut in federal match for Medicaid expansion contributing to Ohio Medicaid budget woes
https://www.watchdog.org/ohio/dewine-administration-looking-for-ways-to-rein-in-ballooning-medicaid/article_308b3dd6-6c06-11e9-9e5d-5f426597a753.html

Add Rhode Island to the list where Medicaid expansion has blown up: “In 2013 the state projected about 40,610 low-income childless adults would become eligible, yet 119,754 have since signed up.”
https://www.wsj.com/articles/state-medicaid-tax-trap-11556838493

Rhode Island hits the wall.  Governor proposes 10% business payroll tax to fund Medicaid
https://www.wsj.com/articles/state-medicaid-tax-trap-11556838493

Alaska hits the wall – Medicaid expansion state seeks $249M in cuts to Medicaid program
https://www.kcaw.org/2019/04/22/cant-put-any-dollar-sign-on-the-heart-sitka-health-providers-dismayed-by-state-budget-cuts/

Nebraska might have to cut benefits to 25,000 already on Medicaid in order to implement the voter-mandated Medicaid expansion
https://www.omaha.com/livewellnebraska/health/medicaid-expansion-could-reduce-benefits-to-some-nebraskans-now-on/article_edae653c-cb44-58b8-96f9-6023232cfda2.html

American Cancer Society to spend $4.5M to push Medicaid expansion in more states
https://khn.org/morning-breakout/with-4-5m-medicaid-expansion-campaign-cancer-group-targets-southern-states-where-opposition-still-runs-deep/

If Gov. Bevin terminates Medicaid expansion because his work requirement proposals are not allowed, expansionistas will have no one to blame but themselves
https://m.state-journal.com/2019/04/23/jim-waters-let-states-clean-up-the-medicaid-mess/

“Expanding Medicaid in the remaining non-expansion states would crowd millions of able-bodied adults out of private insurance coverage and shift them into taxpayer-funded Medicaid.”
https://thefga.org/research/medicaid-crowding-out-private-insurance/

Medicaid expansion discourages work, creates government dependency, diverts resources from the truly needy, and blows state budgets
https://dailycaller.com/2019/04/17/anthony-bryson-medicaid-expansion/

The story of Medicaid expansion so far: exploding enrollment and costs, mistaken predictions of growth and jobs, state savings that didn’t materialize, etc.
https://yellowhammernews.com/alabama-should-wait-and-watch-before-considering-medicaid-expansion/

Trump administration rule stops diversion of millions in Medicaid dollars to unions
https://www.watchdog.org/national/trump-administration-ends-unions-skimming-million-per-year-from-medicaid/article_8755b136-6d1f-11e9-ae3d-73cdf791c720.html

Louisiana House rejects Medicaid oversight committee despite the massive eligibility fraud found earlier this year
https://www.watchdog.org/louisiana/house-rebuffs-effort-to-create-medicaid-oversight-committee/article_f5c35b34-72a9-11e9-991c-2f08a259bfc1.html

It’s not true Medicaid Expansion saves rural hospitals. #TheyWereWrongAboutEverything
https://www.kark.com/news/local-news/first-rural-hospital-to-close-since-medicaid-expansion-in-arkansas/1984161381

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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Obamacare destroyed coverage for 1.4 million people (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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– #SinglePayer most Mondays
- All the Bad News About Obamacare most Saturdays below and on Twitter

Obamacare’s massive price hikes caused 1.4 million people to lose their insurance, CBO says
https://issuesinsights.com/2019/04/25/cbo-report-1-4-million-lost-health-insurance-since-2016-and-obamacare-is-to-blame/?utm_source=Galen+Email+Alerts+%26+AHC&utm_campaign=1e4ec98cb8-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_09_14_12_40__COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_93ad194d45-1e4ec98cb8-171567693&mc_cid=1e4ec98cb8&mc_eid=4fec4aa80b

Justice Department asks appeals court to strike Obamacare in its entirety
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/may/1/obamacare-must-be-struck-down-justice-department-t/

President Trump reiterates vow to repeal Obamacare
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-renews-vow-to-repeal-affordable-care-act-weeks-after-gop-leaders-urge-caution-on-the-issue/2019/04/26/c12d00b0-6849-11e9-8985-4cf30147bdca_story.html?utm_term=.8cee9ed37317

HHS final conscience regulation bolsters protections for healthcare providers objecting to performing abortions and assisted suicides under Obamacare
https://www.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/final-conscience-rule-factsheet.pdf

Association health plans soldier on despite court ruling invalidating them; Labor Department appeals ruling
https://khn.org/news/association-insurance-pushes-on-despite-court-ruling/
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https://associationsnow.com/2019/05/labor-department-appeals-association-health-plans-ruling/

ACA multi-state insurance plans bite the dust.  #GeniusMastermindAlert – #TheyWereWrongAboutEverything
https://www.axios.com/trump-affordable-care-act-multi-state-plans-cfa730db-8110-4809-a915-8de8b6132201.html

500,000 people will lose their insurance if House Democrats succeed in squelching short-term insurance
https://reason.com/2019/04/30/democrats-short-term-plans-lose-coverage-cbo/

Another escape hatch from Obamacare opens: Kansas farm bureau gets OK to offer noncompliant plans
https://apnews.com/8c6f552e504e490b8ce2cd7d753e1995

“Obamacare has been an absolute train wreck for our state since it passed, leading to higher premiums and fewer health choices for many Montanans”
https://helenair.com/opinion/columnists/fox-and-bennion-wrong-to-support-obamacare/article_ca010042-bb2e-5397-9c7d-f409fbc8bdc8.html

Obamacare’s $716 billion chop out of Medicare has meant fewer primary care doctors for seniors
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/04/obamacare_robs_medicare_.html

CBO still over-estimating effect of Obamacare individual mandate https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/441888-cbo-repealing-mandate-penalty-increases-uninsured-by-7-million

Blue states attempting to revive hated Obamacare individual mandate despite fact it was a failure in getting people to buy over-priced insurance (Sally Pipes)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/apr/30/resurrecting-the-individual-mandate-of-obamacare-t/

“the dysfunction and unaffordability of the Affordable Care Act has brought us farther away from single-payer, not closer”
https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/05/obamacare-failure-shows-folly-government-health-care/

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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Sweet Little Obamacare Fantasies (all the bad news about Obamacare)

Join us:
– #SinglePayer most Mondays here
– All the Bad News About Obamacare most Saturdays here

Obamacare reduced costs, expanded access, and allowed us to keep our doctors if we like our doctors. Then I woke up.  (Ron Paul)
https://www.thenewamerican.com/reviews/opinion/item/31949-obamacare-s-unhappy-anniversary

Obamacare enrollment in Illinois drops 7 percent as price goes up and penalty for not having insurance disappears.  If Obamacare were really such a great deal, people wouldn’t be leaving.
https://www.watchdog.org/illinois/fewer-illinoisans-enroll-in-obamacare-as-costs-increase-penalties-disappear/article_9e7162a5-1061-5ce5-bcc4-678b18755637.html

Obamacare: I’m supposed to pay $15,000 in premiums and deductibles before my insurance kicks in?  Forget it!  #BadDeal #StupidLaw
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/04/obamacare_has_a_premium_problem_and_a_few_others.html

Poll: Few Americans believe Obamacare has helped them
https://thehill.com/hilltv/what-americas-thinking/437401-poll-few-americans-believe-they-have-personally-benefitted-from

Kansas House votes up noncompliant farm bureau plans
https://apnews.com/681cae9e6082483eb11559793831f376

North Dakota doing what it can to address chaos Obamacare caused in individual marketplace (e.g., reinsurance)
https://www.inforum.com/entertainment/podcasts/1001966-Plain-Talk-Podcast-ND-insurance-commissioner-seeks-to-address-chaos-Obamacare-has-caused-in-the-individual-marketplace

Obamacare can’t be fixed with ‘more market forces’
https://noqreport.com/2019/04/11/no-fix-obamacare/

Obamacare court challenge to be heard in July
https://www.reuters.com/article/health-obamacare/obamacare-appellate-court-challenge-expected-to-be-heard-in-july-idUSL1N21S1YT

Medicaid expansion defeated in Tennessee House subcommittee
http://www.wmcactionnews5.com/2019/04/11/medicaid-expansion-fails-tn-legislature/

Medicaid expansion in Maine on course to exceed enrollment projections by January 2020
https://www.themainewire.com/2019/04/medicaid-expansion-enrollment-is-on-track-to-surpass-projections/

Arkansas lawmakers working hard to blow up state budget again; Medicaid expansion put state in financial tailspin before, but state Senate votes to reauthorize it even though enrollment-depressing work requirements got shot down.
https://katv.com/news/local/lawmakers-approve-medicaid-expansion-budget

Special interest SEIU behind advocacy group successfully pushing state Medicaid ballot initiatives
https://www.healthaffairs.org/do/10.1377/hblog20190327.757286/full/

Medicaid expansion is quicksand: federal government can withdraw support and change the rules tomorrow
https://www.mspolicy.org/gunn-remains-opposed-to-medicaid-expansion/

Medicaid started as a poverty program. Then it got transformed into a middle-class entitlement.  Now it’s about special rights and redistribution for special groups.  #MissionCreep
https://www.watchdog.org/illinois/pritzker-to-change-state-s-medicaid-policy-to-cover-sex/article_75451e2b-ac45-56b0-ad02-1ec2028c3a47.html

“Louisiana governor shelves Medicaid work requirement idea”
https://apnews.com/1367df6ddd2646db9507d7cdb5e41aeb

Louisiana drops 30,500 from Medicaid expansion rolls as ineligible
https://www.newsobserver.com/news/article228782269.html

How bad is waste, fraud, and abuse in Louisiana Medicaid?  “1,600 people were identified as making $100,000 while being covered by Medicaid.” If you’re not mad, you’re not paying attention.
https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/politics/legislature/article_b6cbbefe-5b1a-11e9-a18b-eb8f97dbb48c.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

END THE OBAMACARE CONGRESSIONAL EXEMPTION!

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