Browsing All posts tagged under »Health Insurance«

Why Obamacare’s ‘20 Million’ Number Is Fake

January 16, 2017 by

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By Genevieve Wood ~ Liberals are notorious for caring about “groups” of people, but when it gets down to individual persons, not so much. You’re about to see this play out in spades as Democrats cry crocodile tears over the coming repeal of Obamacare. You hear it over and over again: “This will be catastrophic […]

The Right Way To Repeal Obamacare

January 10, 2017 by

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By Sen. Mike Lee ~ Last November, the American people voted for change in Washington. They elected Republican majorities to both chambers of Congress and elected a Republican president because, as a party, we pledged to fix the broken status quo of the past eight years. Reforming our dysfunctional federal government and restoring sanity to […]

Obamacare Repeal Must Be On Day One: Congress Has No Excuses

January 3, 2017 by

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By Jim DeMint ~ In less than three weeks’ time, when Donald Trump becomes our next president, he will take an oath to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States. It is fitting, then, that Trump has committed to repealing and replacing one of his predecessor’s most infamous unconstitutional policies, the Affordable […]

Meet 2 Hurting Americans Who Are Ready For Congress To Repeal Obamacare

November 30, 2016 by

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By Melissa Quinn ~ On the night of the election three weeks ago, Rochelle Bird stayed up late watching the returns with a friend. Bird, a financial adviser from Overland Park, Kansas, recalled being in knots in the days leading up to the election. “If it didn’t go the way of [Donald] Trump, the next four […]

Obamacare ‘Insurer Bailouts’ Become Less Likely Under President Trump

November 19, 2016 by

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By Melissa Quinn ~ Insurance companies hoping for relief in the form of changes to two Obamacare programs may end up disappointed now that President-elect Donald Trump is preparing to take the White House. Obamacare’s risk corridor and reinsurance programs sunset at the end of the year, but conservative groups are worried that Congress would attempt to […]

He Predicted Obamacare Wouldn’t Be ‘Affordable.’ Democrats Didn’t Listen.

October 29, 2016 by

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By Sharyl Attkisson ~ Robert Laszewski is a policy adviser and analyst for the health insurance industry. He’s correctly predicted Obamacare’s pitfalls since Day One. In an interview with “Full Measure” this Sunday, Laszewski says he warned the Obama administration and other Democrats not to call it the “Affordable Care Act.” Earlier this week, the […]

In 3 Years, His Insurance Premiums Double As Options Decline Under Obamacare

October 18, 2016 by

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By Melissa Quinn ~ For the past 15 years, Warren Jones has had the same health insurance plan with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City. But over the years, Jones, of Kansas City, Missouri, has watched the coverage offered in his policy “erode” over time. First, the company got rid of the dental and […]

ObamaCare Is Entering Its Dreaded ‘Death Spiral’

October 22, 2015 by

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By Betsy McCaughey, PhD ~ ObamaCare is heading toward a death spiral. The Obama administration is having trouble selling insurance plans to healthy people. That’s a big problem: When the young and healthy don’t enroll, premiums have to be hiked to cover the costs of older, sicker people, discouraging even more young people from signing […]

If Supremes Slap ObamaCare, It’s Health Insurers Who Lose

June 9, 2015 by

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By Betsy McCaughey, PhD ~ This week health insurers announced they will hike premiums on ObamaCare plans by double digits in 2016. Yet it’s not ObamaCare buyers who are getting gouged. For the most part, what consumers have to pay is calculated based on their income. They don’t pay the sticker price. It’s you – […]

How One Nebraska Woman Lost Her Health Insurance Three Times Under Obamacare

February 26, 2015 by

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By Melissa Quinn Dec. 26, 2014, was strike three for Pamela Weldin. The day after Christmas, Weldin, of Minatare, Neb., had logged on to Facebook to find a message from a friend of hers. Included in the note was a link to an article from the Omaha World-Herald announcing that CoOportunity Health, a nonprofit health […]

How ObamaCare Is Destroying Health Insurance

February 23, 2015 by

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 By John C. Goodman ~  The health insurance market is changing. And the changes are not good. Even before there was Obamacare, most insurers most of the time had perverse incentives to attract the healthy and avoid the sick. But now that the Affordable Care Act has completely changed the nature of market, the perverse […]

After Undermining Cuts, Obama Plans More Spending + More – Daily Digest

January 29, 2015 by

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The Patriot Post ~ THE FOUNDATION “[A] bill of rights is what the people are entitled to against every government on earth, general or particular, and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inference.” –Thomas Jefferson, letter to James Madison, 1787 TOP 5 RIGHT HOOKS After Undermining Cuts, Obama Plans More Spending Despite Republican […]

Obamacare Must Be Repealed

July 17, 2014 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ While the issue of immigration is uppermost in people’s minds right now, it is likely at this point halfway through his second term that President Obama will be identified by historians most closely with his signature, namesake legislation, the Affordable Patient Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare. They will do so […]

Obama’s Hobbyhorse: Gender Equality

February 10, 2014 by

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By Betsy McCaughey, PhD ~ On Jan. 28, 19 U.S. senators and 91 members of the House of Representatives, all Democrats, filed briefs with the Supreme Court supporting the Obama administration’s legal war against Hobby Lobby, a family-owned chain of craft stores providing health insurance to employees but refusing to cover morning-after pills, such as […]

A Conservative Alternative to Obamacare

December 17, 2013 by

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By John C. Goodman · President Barack Obama claims that Republicans have no alternative to Obamacare. Has he really forgotten that his presidential campaign spent millions of dollars attacking the health plan of Sen. John McCain? What follows is an update of McCain’s approach, coupled with the more recent thinking of many Republicans in Congress. […]

How To Help Uninsured Americans

December 17, 2013 by

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By Amy Payne ~ Two of the problems Obamacare promised to solve were getting coverage for people with pre-existing conditions and helping the uninsured get coverage. Last week, we talked about how Heritage’s alternative to Obamacare would help people with pre-existing conditions. Today, let’s talk about the uninsured. Obamacare’s promise of insuring all Americans isn’t […]

The New Healthcare Contract With America 

December 6, 2013 by

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By John C. Goodman  ~ Editor’s Note: co-authored by John R. Graham, Senior Fellow at The Independent Institute. Affordable Care Act regulations have forced health insurers to cancel the policies of an estimated five million Americans. By the end of the year, the final number of people who receive cancellation notices could reach seven to […]

Obama And Sebelius: Obamacare Didn’t Cancel Your Plans

November 1, 2013 by

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By Amy Payne ~ Obamacare dictates what government-approved health insurance looks like. That’s the whole point of the law. You must buy government-approved health insurance, and the bureaucrats will tell you what it must cover. But President Obama and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius are now denying this. Yesterday, they both came out […]

President Says Obamacare Is Going Great

May 2, 2013 by

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By Helle Dale ~ Obamacare is “working fine,” President Obama said yesterday in his press conference. It’s made health insurance “stronger, better, more secure than it was before.” There are just a few slight details left to be implemented, but we shouldn’t worry about those, according to the President. Right. There’s nothing to worry about, […]

Reflections On A National Disaster

March 25, 2010 by

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By Alan Caruba “Democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself. There never was a democracy that did not commit suicide.” — John Adams (1835-1826) There is no question in my mind that I have lived long enough to see everything the nation once stood for in our own eyes and in […]

New Actuarial Analysis Shows Senate Bill Would Significantly Raise Premiums

December 3, 2009 by

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Recent CBO analysis understates key factors contributing to increases WASHINGTON – A new actuarial analysis by Oliver Wyman, Inc. finds that average annual medical claims in the new individual market will be 54 percent higher than they are today five years after implementation of healthcare reform under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), […]