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Open Enrollment Bi-Weekly Snapshot
More than 2.1 million people have signed up for health insurance since the start of open enrollment on November 1 according to a bi-weekly snapshot released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Wednesday.
Can Trump Repeal Obamacare
One of the big questions remaining after the Presidential Election on November 8th is what will happen to Obamacare.
Should I Still Enroll in Health Insurance?
Enroll The 2016 Presidential Election concluded on November 8th with a stunning victory for Donald Trump.
First Day of 2017 Open Enrollment is a Success
Despite higher premium prices for next year, HealthCare.gov enrollment numbers were up by 50 percent on Tuesday, which marked the first day of the 2017 Obamacare open enrollment period.
CMS Proposes New Standards to Strengthen the Marketplace for 2018
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued the proposed annual Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2018, intended to strengthen the Health Insurance Marketplace.
Aetna Also Dropping Out of Some Markets
Consumers who buy health insurance through the Obamacare marketplaces will face an even greater shortage in the number of plans available for 2017.
Insurance Carriers Leave the Marketplace
As America prepares for the fourth open enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act this November, changes to the availability of health insurance on the Obamacare marketplaces may impact coverage nationwide.
Kaiser Family Foundation Survey Results: Most Enrollees Like Their Obamacare Plan
Kaiser Family Foundation Survey Results: Most Enrollees Like Their Obamacare Plan
We are already past The Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) third year of marketplace open enrollment.
Obamacare plans increase, as employer-sponsored coverage drops
As the latest reports show, the most recent Open Enrollment Period (OEP), which ended on Jan.
Employer coverage remains strong, even as ACA plans provide coverage
The Jan 1st 2014, launch of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) provided millions of previously uninsured Americans with vital healthcare coverage.
CMS announces confirmation changes to SEP process
Over the past three years, Americans have taken full advantage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)’s annual Open Enrollment Period (OEP).
Biden: Planned Parenthood ‘Under Law Cannot Perform Any Abortion;’ Planned Parenthood: We Did 985,731 In 3 Years
Planned Parenthood ‘Under Law Cannot Perform Any Abortion;’ Planned Parenthood: We Did 985,731 In 3 Years Terence P. Jeffrey (CNSNews.com) – Vice President Joe Biden said at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse on Friday that Planned Parenthood “under law cannot perform any abortion.” Planned Parenthood itself has published fact sheets indicating that it did 985,731 abortions in just the three years... Read Full Article
Business Owners Battle Obamacare for Religious Freedom
Snipped from “Federal Court Aborts Contraception Mandate” “Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys obtained the first-ever order against the mandate on behalf of Hercules Industries and the Catholic family that owns it. The administration opposed the order, arguing, contrary to the U.S. Constitution, that people of faith forfeit their religious liberty once they engage in business.[…] http://www.theblaze.com/stories/federal-court-halts-contraception-mandate/ Two days from now,... Read Full Article
Obamacare’s Rhetoric vs. Its Reality
Robert J. Samuelson Just recently, the Internal Revenue Service issued an 18-page, single-spaced notice explaining how to distinguish between full-time and part-time workers under the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”). The difference matters, because the act requires employers with 50 or more full-time workers to provide health insurance for those workers. At the same time, no company has to buy insurance... Read Full Article
Catholic Bishops Call Biden A Liar On ObamaCare
ObamaCare: The leaders of the vice president’s church are calling him out for denying the Affordable Care Act’s threat to religious liberty and the institutions that provide needed social services.As we noted in our post-debate analysis, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) were not amused with Joe Biden’s other great debate lie — that ObamaCare doesn’t threaten religious liberty... Read Full Article
ObamaCare’s Uncertainty Cripples States And Providers
GOV. BOB MCCONNELL AND REP. FRED UPTON – Without repeal or delay, the full implementation of ObamaCare is now less than 15 months away. Yet citizens and policymakers face a mounting level of questions, fears and frustrations. Unfortunately, the administration’s continuing silence on its plans leaves patients, states and Congress with more anxiety than answers and taxpayers on the hook... Read Full Article
Obama backs IPAB ‘death panel’ again, despite bipartisan support for repeal
‘What this is, is a group of health care experts, doctors, et cetera, to figure out, how can we reduce the cost of care in the system overall?’ Matthew Boyle DENVER — During Wednesday evening’s presidential debate, President Barack Obama repeated his support for the controversial Medicare Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) — often dubbed by conservatives as Obamacare’s “death... Read Full Article
ObamaCare Threatens Minority Jobs
President Obama’s health-care plan was supposed to help uninsured minorities, but it’s actually hurting them. One restaurant chain after another is cutting full-time slots to avoid ObamaCare. Earlier this week, the owner of Red Lobster and Olive Garden announced it’s shifting to more part-time staff to offset the cost of complying with the new employer health mandate. Minorities account for... Read Full Article
Poor, Middle Class Hit by Obamacare Mandate Tax
With campaign season in full tilt, Americans are being inundated with rhetoric regarding the various tax proposals touted by President Obama and Governor Romney. Given that these discussions usually involve paeans to the middle class and promises to keep their tax rates low, one tax in partcular has received surprisingly little attention: the “penalty” levied on all Americans who do... Read Full Article
AARP Stands by as Obama Gets Mugged by Reality
The President’s erstwhile ally in the Obamacare debate says it doesn’t want to get involved. During last week’s presidential debate, realizing that he was taking a beating on the Medicare solvency issue, Barack Obama issued the following cri de coeur: “AARP thinks that the savings that we obtained from Medicare bolster the system, lengthen the Medicare trust fund by eight... Read Full Article
Obamacare Robs Medicare of $716 Billion to Fund Itself
Last week, a new Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report updated the amount of money Obamacare robs out of Medicare from $500 billion to a whopping $716 billion between 2013 and 2022. According to the CBO, the payment cuts in Medicare include: A $260 billion payment cut for hospital services. A $39 billion payment cut for skilled nursing services. A $17... Read Full Article
Informed Independents Cool to ObamaCare
Presenting facts about even popular aspects of the health-care law had a side effect: increasing support for Mitt Romney. Just a few days ago, the conventional wisdom about the presidential campaign was beginning to take hold: Mitt Romney’s candidacy had failed to catch fire, and Barack Obama’s re-election was almost certain. Wednesday’s debate upended that notion. While there is still... Read Full Article
AARP to Obama: Don’t mention us again
President Obama invoked AARP to defend his health care law last night, prompting the influential group to release a statement telling him not to do that again. “While we respect the rights of each campaign to make its case to voters, AARP has never consented to the use of its name by any candidate or political campaign,” the group posted... Read Full Article
Death Panel Rattle:Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB)
Romney can move public opinion by further exposing Obamacare’s unelected board. Until two nights ago, most voters were largely unaware of the unelected 15 member Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) created as part of Obamacare. Mitt Romney can further capitalize on his adroit performance in Wednesday’s debate by focusing public attention on the power and influence of IPAB in the... Read Full Article
Top Five Worst Obamacare Taxes Coming in 2013
Of the twenty new or higher taxes in Obamacare, below are the five worst taxes that will be foisted upon Americans for the first time on January 1, 2013. The Obamacare Medical Device Tax – a $20 billion tax increase: Medical device manufacturers employ 409,000 people in 12,000 plants across the country. Obamacare imposes a new 2.3 percent excise tax... Read Full Article
Medicare fines over hospitals’ readmitted patients
Andrew Breitbart’s – Big Government September 30, 2012 Medicare Fines Over Hospitals’ Readmitted Patients RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press WASHINGTON – If you or an elderly relative have been hospitalized recently and noticed extra attention when the time came to be discharged, there’s more to it than good customer service. Starting Monday, Medicare will fine hospitals that have too many patients... Read Full Article
Medical School Students Need Second Opinion About ObamaCare
Recently on “Meet the Press,” Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney raised eyebrows when he promised to keep portions of President Obama’s health care law in place if elected. The two candidates will no doubt spar over how they’ll deal with health reform in the debates, which kick off this month. One group that will be anxiously watching is medical students... Read Full Article
Two Liberal Whoppers on Medicare
The Heritage Foundation A debate that has been fought largely over the airwaves is about to go head-to-head. Medicare reform is a huge part of that debate, and the left—bolstered by the media—has been promoting two huge falsehoods on the issue. Several proposals from conservatives and liberals for Medicare reform, including The Heritage Foundation’s Saving the American Dream proposal, are... Read Full Article
Morning Bell: Two Liberal Whoppers on Medicare
The Heritage Foundation Amy Payne A debate that has been fought largely over the airwaves is about to go head-to-head. Medicare reform is a huge part of that debate, and the left—bolstered by the media—has been promoting two huge falsehoods on the issue. Several proposals from conservatives and liberals for Medicare reform, including The Heritage Foundation’s Saving the American... Read Full Article
Why Medicare Premium Support Would Not Cost Future Beneficiaries $6,400 More
The Heritage Foundation Rea S. Hederman, Jr. Opponents of Medicare premium support routinely charge that it would cost future retirees $6,400 more annually. In fact, this dollar amount is incorrect, and the charge is erroneous. Such false charges are based on an outdated Congressional Budget Office (CBO) model of House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan’s (R–WI) 2011 budget proposal. Ryan’s... Read Full Article
Testimony: The Illegal IRS Rule
The CATO Institute The Illegal IRS Rule to Increase Taxes & Spending under ObamaCare Michael F. Cannon and Jonathan H. Adler Committee on Oversight and Reform United States House of Representatives This testimony was delivered on August 2, 2012. Mr. Chairman and members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to present our views on the Internal Revenue Service’s... Read Full Article
IRS: Agents Won’t Be Enforcers of Obamacare Mandate
(I don’t believe a damned word any one in the admin. has to say.) CNBC Tuesday, 11 Sep 2012 Reuters The Internal Revenue Service on Tuesday assured congressional lawmakers that agents would play no role in enforcing the controversial requirement that Americans buy insurance under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. “IRS revenue agents will not be involved. There will... Read Full Article
Surprise! HHS pilot program to send 2 million poor seniors from Medicare into … voucher programs
Ed Morrissey I know that every campaign promise Barack Obama makes has an expiration date … but this is ridiculous. The confetti is barely off the floor at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina after Obama’s acceptance speech, and already we find out that he’s flip-flopped. Remember this part of the speech, in which he attacks the... Read Full Article
DNC and Granholm agree: Disabled Kids’ Medicaid Money Is For Democratic Candidates
Joel Gehrke Democrats rallied around an attempt by the Service Employees International Union to have money taken from Medicaid payments that support disabled people this week. Instead, the SEIU wants to spend the money on Democratic candidates. The SEIU is trying to amend the Michigan state constitution to protect a gift from former Gov. Jennifer Granholm, D-Mich., who helped the... Read Full Article
Biden, Obamas tell health care tall tales at Charlotte convention
The Daily Caller September 7, 2012 Biden, Obamas tell health care tall tales at Charlotte convention Charles C. Jognson Vice President Joe Biden, first lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama all told a story during the Democratic National Convention about battles the president’s mother waged with health care companies as she fought a terminal illness in 1995. But the... Read Full Article
In Top Journal, Obamacare Boosters Push ‘Global Spending Target’ (rationing)
Pajamas Media September 6, 2012 In Top Journal, Obamacare Boosters Push ‘Global Spending Target’ Which is the very definition of “rationing,” the word they aren’t supposed to say. Paul Hsieh Free-market economists have long known that “controls breed controls.” In health care, leading Obamacare supporters are now proposing unprecedented new government controls  over all medical spending — private as... Read Full Article
ObamaCare and Laptop Medicine
American Thinker ObamaCare and Laptop Medicine We’re speeding toward a future where you’ll have a closer relationship with your doctor’s computer than with the doctor himself. And it’s not pretty. Charles Battig The era of laptop medicine is now upon us. Rather, make that laptop-computer medicine. Visit your physician, and odds are that he will enter the examining room with... Read Full Article
More Obamacare Fiction
National Review – The Corner August 25, 2012 More Obamacare Fiction Grace-Marie Turner President Obama said during his weekly radio address today that he wanted to share “some actual facts” about “a lot of accusations and misinformation flying around” about Medicare. Let’s look at the “facts” that he highlights in his address: “We’ve extended the life of Medicare by almost... Read Full Article
The Wal-Mart effect Comes to Healthcare
Investor’s Business Daily August 27, 2012 The Wal-Mart Effect Comes To Health Care Health Care: Giant discounter Wal-Mart says it will soon offer vaccinations for a wide variety of ailments. Can the “Wal-Mart Effect,” which has helped slash U.S. inflation, do the same thing for soaring health care costs? Everyone knows Wal-Mart has been a positive influence on inflation. A... Read Full Article
Obamacare Changed Everything
National Review – The Corner August 13, 2012 Yuval Levin Watching some of the Sunday shows yesterday and reading the usual suspects online, I was struck by how even knowledgeable liberals still do not understand what Obamacare has done to them. They have a sense that health care is no longer a good issue for them, that it might have... Read Full Article
Michelle Obama: If You Elect Mitt Women Will Die From Cancer
Gateway Pundit August 13, 2012 Michelle Obama: If You Elect Mitt Women Will Die From Cancer First Lady Michelle Obama told supporters tonight at a fundraiser that if you elect Mitt Romney women will die from cancer. Flashback: In 2009 twenty states cut funding for mammogram screenings for low income women after a government task force made recommendations that women... Read Full Article
The New Face of Health Care — the IRS
The American Spectator August 17, 2012 Obamacare has its enforcer in place and ready to roll. Peter Ferrara When President Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA, aka “Obamacare”) goes fully into effect in 2014, the American people will only then begin to see the implications of its thorough government takeover of health care, in all its glory. But... Read Full Article
How Obamacare Gutted Medicare
The American Spectator April 23, 2010 CMS Actuary Finds ObamaCare Bends Cost Curve Up Philip Klein The chief actuary for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, a division of the Department of Health and Human Services, has released a report showing that the new national health care law will increase health care spending in the United States beyond already... Read Full Article
Obamacare Mandate: Sterilize 15-Year-Old Girls for Free–Without Parental Consent
Sabrina Gladstone August 10, 2012 (CNSNews.com) – Thanks to an Obamacare regulation that took effect on Aug. 1, health care plans in Oregon will now be required to provide free sterilizations to 15- year-old girls even if the parents of those girls do not consent to the procedure. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius finalized the regulation earlier this... Read Full Article
Will Obamacare Raise the Price of Your Pizza?
Editor’s note: Dr. Aaron E. Carroll is an associate professor of pediatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine and the director of the university’s Center for Health Policy and Professionalism Research. He blogs about health policy at the Incidental Economist. (CNN) — Last week, John Schnatter, the founder and CEO of Papa John’s Pizza, announced that the Affordable Care... Read Full Article
RomneyCare 2.0: Massachusetts moves to dictate medical care.
Wall Street Journal August 6, 2012 ObamaCare’s illusions are starting to fall like autumn leaves, even among some liberals, and what they’re discovering are things that have happened over and over again in Massachusetts. Beacon Hill “reformed” health care four years before Capitol Hill, and ever since it has reliably predicted the national trend—on surging costs, price controls, physician shortages... Read Full Article
The Supreme Court May Have Saved Lives
The American Spectator August 6, 2012 The most underreported story of the summer. John C. Goodman Here’s the most underreported story of the summer. When the Supreme Court ruled on the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) it inadvertently liberated millions of people who were going to be forced into Medicaid. Now they will have the opportunity to have private health insurance... Read Full Article
A Supreme Win for Women: The Crucial Benefits of Obamacare
by Jessica Arons Jun 28, 2012 7:00 PM EDT Thanks to Obamacare, women can’t be charged 150 percent more than men for insurance, can’t be penalized for having had a C-section—and can count birth control as preventive care. Women have much to celebrate in today’s historic Supreme Court ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act—starting with the fact that it means... Read Full Article
ObamaCare is Already Proving to be Unworkable in States Practice.
Wall Street Journal July 31, 2012 ‘Exchange’ for the Worst Democrats promised that health-care reform would be a smooth exercise in expert planning, but so far its “implementation” has been as anarchic and improvisational as the Affordable Care Act’s passage. Yet amid the mayhem, there’s a chance to mitigate some of the damage. On the ever-lengthening fiasco list, the... Read Full Article
How Congress will put its new taxing powers to good Democratic use.
The American Spectator July 30, 2012 The Obamacare Decision and Its Electoral Consequences How Congress will put its new taxing powers to good Democratic use. Jack Park How would you like our federal government to tell you to install new energy-efficient windows or make your next new car a Volt? The Obamacare opinion gives Congress a roadmap to do precisely... Read Full Article
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