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.

 

 

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

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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/

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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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

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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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/

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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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/

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 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

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Virginia Medicaid Expansion Enrollment Exceeds Projections (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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Surprise, Surprise! Medicaid expansion enrollment exceeds projections in Virginia – 360K projected, 375K end of first year, 383K now. #BlowUpComing
http://www.dmas.virginia.gov/#/dashboard

Obamacare’s high premiums, deductibles, and co-pays have cut access to medical services, new study says.  #ItsNotWorking
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/healthcare-access-has-declined-in-past-two-decades-despite-obamacare-study

Blue states lose bid for rehearing of court ruling which struck down Obamacare’s individual mandate
https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/480527-appeals-court-refuses-to-revisit-ruling-striking-down-obamacare

Opponents point out problems with Medicaid expansion in Kansas – the disabled will get the short end of the stick, insurance premiums will rise, etc.
https://www.kwch.com/content/news/Opponents-against-Medicaid-expansion-make-case-in-Topeka-567450011.html

Oklahoma wants to be Idaho – Oklahoma’s ballot initiative doesn’t say a word about how Medicaid expansion would be funded.  That’s what Idaho did and they still haven’t figured out the funding.
https://oklahomawatch.org/2020/01/29/how-would-state-pay-for-medicaid-expansion-no-one-knows-yet/

New study shows what the Obama administration did not want you to know: Medicaid expansion’s incentives for states to game the system have produced improper payments of 10-20% of total program cost (states not assessing eligibility and deliberately miscategorizing people to get higher fiederal match)
https://mises.org/wire/medicaid-expansion-cheat

“Fiscal, Political Realities Align Against Medicaid Expansion in Mississippi”
https://yallpolitics.com/2020/01/26/corder-fiscal-political-realities-align-against-medicaid-expansion-in-mississippi/

Budgetary sleight-of-hand in Idaho bill meant to mask rise in overall Medicaid spending
https://idahofreedom.org/house-bill-351-medicaid-reimbursements/

Medicaid spending eating up state budgets
https://www.heartland.org/publications-resources/publications/research–commentary-medicaid-dominating-state-budgets

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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After Medicaid expansion fantasyland comes the reckoning for New York

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Iowa widens short-term plan escape hatch from Obamacare
https://www.thegazette.com/subject/opinion/staff-columnist/iowa-offers-another-option-to-those-left-behind-by-obamacare-20200124

After fantasyland – Medicaid expansion to reap ‘state savings’ and raising provider reimbursement rates – comes the reckoning for New York: cuts to Medicaid to fill $6.1 billion hole in state budget.  Are you watching this, Virginia?
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/21/nyregion/medicaid-budget-ny-cuomo.html

Counties to Idaho’s Governor: don’t shift the cost of Medicaid expansion to us. Voters mandated expansion, but it’s only funded to June 30th. #IdahoConundrum
https://www.postregister.com/star/news/jefferson-county-commissioners-express-top-priorities-and-concerns-to-governor/article_6fe8f3f5-20bd-5c07-ab67-ab97a04b8abb.html

Trump administration expected to initiate Medicaid block grants though agency rule change
https://www.oann.com/president-trump-to-begin-allowing-states-to-control-medicaid-spending-under-federal-guidance/

Medicaid expansion likely but not a done deal in Kansas
https://hayspost.com/posts/5e2887d97d7daa72b30eb7f2

Medicaid apologists can’t stand people getting off the program in a good econonmy or because they weren’t eligible in the first place
https://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/critics-cry-foul-missouri-medicaid-enrollment-hits-5-year-low

The program that ate the states – state spending on Medicaid went from 12% of state budgets in 2000 to 17% now. #Unsustainable
https://www.forbes.com/sites/adammillsap/2020/01/23/medicaid-spending-is-taking-over-state-budgets/#4b8b856dfd07

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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Obamacare HURTS People with Preexisting Conditions (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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Obamacare HURTS people with preexisting conditions – can’t keep your doctor, top hospitals and providers are off-limits, high deductibles, premiums, and out-of-pocket drug costs
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/01/14/how-obamacare-made-things-worse-for-patients-with-preexisting-conditions

What 10 years of Obamacare has wrought – sky-rocketing premiums, consequent loss of insurance, ultra-narrow networks, sky-high deductibles and co-pays.  Thanks a bunch.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/gracemarieturner/2020/01/17/top-reasons-why-obamacare-is-wrong-for-america/#31347f403c84

Elizabeth Warren accidentally makes argument for repealing Obamacare by railing against its high premiums
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/reaganmccarthy/2020/01/14/klobuchar-torches-warren-on-medicare-for-all-n2559528

Supreme Court to hear case (again) whether Little Sisters of the Poor can be forced to pay for abortions in their healthcare plan
https://www.lifenews.com/2020/01/17/supreme-court-will-take-case-to-protect-little-sisters-of-the-poor-from-funding-abortions-under-obamacare/

Medicaid expansion is “bigger government, more dependency on welfare, and more state spending — all at the expense of the truly needy”
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/laura-kellys-medicaid-expansion-could-turn-kansas-into-a-welfare-state-disaster-like-california

Missouri Governor on the Medicaid expansion ballot initiative – “the vague proposal they are not explaining or purposely withholding is a massive tax increase that Missourians cannot afford”
https://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article239319893.html

Kansas Governor’s Medicaid expansion plan is built on myths; the truth is that it would help people shirk personal responsibility, help the insured shift the cost of insurance to taxpayers, and require a tax increase
https://townhall.com/columnists/nicholashorton/2020/01/11/kansass-march-toward-medicaid-for-all-is-based-on-myths-not-facts-n2559359

Private insurance enrollment in Idaho decreased by 14,000 after Medicaid expansion as people with insurance shited their costs to taxpayers
https://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/idaho-private-insurance-decreased-medicaid

Big Virginia hospitals might be spending new profits from Medicaid expansion on building projects
https://www.baconsrebellion.com/wp/how-medicaid-expansion-underwrites-hospital-expansion/

State Medicaid spending rising as feds’ burden-sharing declines
https://healthpayerintelligence.com/news/2017-state-medicaid-spending-rose-as-feds-withdrew-funding

How to Defraud Medicaid #188 – hire unqualified people and have them pose as licensed drug rehab counselors
https://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw-bay-city/2020/01/saginaw-drug-rehab-center-owner-charged-with-medicaid-fraud-by-ags-office.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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Obamacare 10th Anniversary – A Decade of Failure (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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Obamacare 10th Anniversary – a decade of failure: skyrocketing costs and dwindling insurance choices. Break out the champagne!
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/sally-pipes-obamacare-turns-10-decade-of-failure-nothing-to-celebrate

Obamacare sign-ups on Healthcare.gov decline more than 1 percent
https://www.fiercehealthcare.com/payer/nearly-8-3m-pick-aca-plans-healthcare-gov-for-2020-a-slight-dip-from-2019

Obamacare sign-ups hit second consecutive record low in Louisiana. #ItsNotWorking
https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/politics/legislature/article_ee38e30c-3329-11ea-8d36-6b454ccdc1aa.html

Biden: Nobody understood Obamacare and you can’t keep your doctor, so let’s expand it.  Ye gads!
https://www.theblaze.com/news/joe-biden-nobody-understood-obamacare-wrong-to-say-people-could-keep-their-doctors

So far, repeal of the Obamacare individual mandate is a big yawn, not the cataclysm supporters said it would
https://www.foxbusiness.com/money/obamacare-still-working-despite-individual-mandates-repeal

Mayor Pee-wee Pete wants to force people to buy health insurance again. How retro.
https://thefederalist.com/2020/01/08/3-proofs-pete-buttigieg-is-no-moderate/

Many Americans avoiding medical treatment because it costs too much. Not only did Obamacare not fix the problem, it made it worse.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jan/07/americans-healthcare-medical-costs

Program intended to prevent hospital readmissions is declared a stunning failure; connecting patients with homeless, addiction, and mental health services had no effect. #TheyWereWrongAboutEverything #SDOH
https://apnews.com/34b72276ec597f5ab189abe33f96fcf5

State Medicaid budget problems to get bigger in May when feds cut hospital payments
https://floridapolitics.com/archives/315052-medicaid-funding-challenges-loom

“as a result of Medicaid expansion, states spent 17.1 percent of their combined revenue on Medicaid in fiscal year 2017 – $228.2 billion – an increase of 3.5 percent from 2016.”
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/pew-tax-revenue-exceeds-pre-great-recession-levels-in-states/article_818d6740-33ca-11ea-a627-3b27b2ef4e77.html

Pay attention, North Carolina: Medicaid expansion blowing up New York state budget
https://wwnc.iheart.com/featured/pete-kaliner/content/2020-01-07-medicaid-expansion-blows-up-another-state-budget/

Idaho trying to pay for voter-mandated Medicaid expansion with anti-cigarette money, county indigent funds, and ‘savings’.  Good luck with that. Supposed savings evaporated in ther states, causing new state expenditures. #ChewingGumAndBalingWire
https://www.kivitv.com/news/political/inside-the-statehouse/how-governor-little-plans-to-pay-for-medicaid-expansion

Medicaid coverage starts for illegal alien young adults in California
http://www.capradio.org/articles/2020/01/06/regardless-of-immigration-status-all-low-income-californians-up-to-age-26-can-now-sign-up-for-medi-cal/

State and local officials working to lift restriction on Medicaid benefits for pretrial detainees.  By all means, let’s spend more money we don’t have.
https://khn.org/morning-breakout/local-officials-across-country-push-back-against-federal-policy-barring-pre-trial-inmates-from-medicaid-benefits/

What is the mortality difference with Medicaid expansion after you back out gun deaths, car crashes, and emergenices (already covered by EMTALA)? Nobody knows, so expansionistas should stop making wild claims.
https://www.swtimes.com/news/20200101/how-you-see-it-cult-like-claims-for-medicaid-expansion

Medicaid expansion crowding out private insurance in Idaho, as elsewhere.  #ToldYouSo #GovernmentTakeover
https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/northwest/idaho-exchange-enrollment-dips-due-to-medicaid-expansion/

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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