Tag: Obamacare

Tag: Obamacare

  • State of the State: Ohio image

    State of the State: Ohio

    A renewed focus on reforms-rather than government micromanagement-can ensure the governor’s homestretch is one of continued economic renewal.

  • How States Can Shape Obamacare’s Replacement image

    How States Can Shape Obamacare’s Replacement

    As Republicans prepare to hammer out the details of a replacement for Obamacare, governors and state insurance commissioners are asking for a seat at the table. Under the Affordable Care …

  • Take a look at the “World’s Greatest Healthcare Plan” image

    Take a look at the “World’s Greatest Healthcare Plan”

    House Representative Pete Sessions (TX-32) and Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy have introduced a Congressional proposal to amend the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The bill, officially titled Health Empowerment Liberty Plan …

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    Hillarycare 2.0

    The topic of healthcare has typically been a lightning rod election issue, and the 2016 presidential campaign is no exception. Hillary Clinton, oft remembered for her failed 1993 health reform …

  • CMS ‘Reinsurance’ Program Deceives U.S. Treasury Department, Taxpayers image

    CMS ‘Reinsurance’ Program Deceives U.S. Treasury Department, Taxpayers

    The list of failures, misrepresentations and falsities surrounding the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is almost unending. First there was the assurance that under the ACA if Americans …

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    Obamacare FAIL

    The Obama Administration would have you believe repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is a political and legislative long shot, as was demonstrated by the president exercising his veto power …

  • Congress Trades Obamacare for $516 Billion in Tax Savings image

    Congress Trades Obamacare for $516 Billion in Tax Savings

    The report, which was jointly reviewed by the CBO and staff from the Joint (Congressional) Committee on Taxation, considered the estimated cost of repealing Obamacare would have on both federal revenue and deficit spending, as well as parts of the U.S. economy if put into effect beginning 2018 through 2026. This is the first time a measure for repeal of the ACA will reach the President’s desk since being signed into law March 23, 2010.

  • Largest Provider of Obamacare Cites Unsustainable Net Losses image

    Largest Provider of Obamacare Cites Unsustainable Net Losses

    In a conference call held early Thursday morning, UnitedHealth Group announced it may withdraw from providing health insurance on the Obamacare federal health exchanges beginning in 2017. Because of its …

  • Contraception Mandate Once Again Up Before Supreme Court image

    Contraception Mandate Once Again Up Before Supreme Court

    The United States Supreme Court recently announced it will hear a challenge from faith-based nonprofit groups, led by Little Sisters of the Poor, on the Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate.

  • Premiums rise and providers leave market in Year Three of the ACA image

    Premiums rise and providers leave market in Year Three of the ACA

    The start of the third year of the Affordable Care Act has not worked as well as federal health officials had hoped. Implementation remains inconsistent and has caused significant …

  • Introducing Competition and Choice for Medicaid in North Carolina image

    Introducing Competition and Choice for Medicaid in North Carolina

    On September 23, 2015, Governor Pat McCrory signed into law landmark reform legislation for the North Carolina Medicaid program. The legislation will transition the state from a fee-for-service to a …

  • Resolution on the Tax and Fiscal Effects of Medicaid Expansion image

    Resolution on the Tax and Fiscal Effects of Medicaid Expansion

    Resolution WHEREAS, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) permit states to voluntarily opt in to Medicaid expansion, which extends taxpayer-funded health benefits to able-bodied, working-age, largely childless adults earning up to …

  • Doctor Supply Side Problems With the ACA image

    Doctor Supply Side Problems With the ACA

    Those hoping for the Supreme Court to instruct the federal government to step back amidst increasing involvement in health care were sorely disappointed on June 25 when the SCOTUS delivered …

  • The Cost of Affordable Care: A State-by-State Analysis image

    The Cost of Affordable Care: A State-by-State Analysis

    Regardless of the Supreme Court’s King v. Burwell decision later this session, Obamacare has provided anything but “affordable” health insurance. It has, instead, shifted the cost from consumers of health …

  • Majority of Exchange Enrollees Previously Had Coverage image

    Majority of Exchange Enrollees Previously Had Coverage

    A new study this week from RAND Corp. estimates that just 4.1 of the 11.2 million people enrolled in exchanges were previously uninsured. The majority, 7.1 million, had coverage …

  • Administration, States Establish Special Open Enrollment Period image

    Administration, States Establish Special Open Enrollment Period

    On February 20 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the creation of a special enrollment period for taxpayers to avoid penalties for non-compliance with …

  • ALEC HHS Task Force Director on the Lars Larson Show image

    ALEC HHS Task Force Director on the Lars Larson Show

    On February 19, Sean Riley, the director of the ALEC Task Force on Health and Human Services, went on the Lars Larson National Radio Show to discuss Obamacare enrollment numbers.

  • Despite Increased Enrollment, Obamacare Still in Hot Water image

    Despite Increased Enrollment, Obamacare Still in Hot Water

    In a recent Buzzfeed video that has already logged over 5.5 million views, President Obama reminded us all that the Affordable Care Act’s second open-enrollment period ends Sunday. And …

  • Wyoming Defeats Medicaid Expansion Proposal image

    Wyoming Defeats Medicaid Expansion Proposal

    On Friday, the Wyoming State Senate voted 19-11 against a proposal to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. The House Labor, Health and Social Services Committee then …

  • Medicaid Expansion Fails in Tennessee image

    Medicaid Expansion Fails in Tennessee

    A proposal to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act failed 4-7 in Tennessee’s Senate Health Committee during a special session Wednesday as lawmakers expressed concern with increasing …