ACA a Losing Proposition All Around

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Radio talk show host with special needs child pays $50,000/yr before Obamacare insurance kicks in
http://kpel965.com/cassidy-cites-moon-griffon-in-obamacare-repeal-announcement/

BCBS leaving Illinois ACA small business exchange
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170911/NEWS03/170919986/blue-cross-to-small-biz-were-officially-leaving-obamacare-exchange

Obamacare’s Potemkin Promise: preexisting conditions coverage.  Insurers wiggling out.
http://obamacarewatch.org/other/insurers-still-denying-treatments-pre-existing-conditions/?mc_cid=a4f79dce3c&mc_eid=5db8e19897

How to Game Obamacare: cram several years of medical care into one year, then drop it. http://www.denverpost.com/2017/09/09/coloradans-insured-through-obamacare-exchange-need-help/

Sen. Mark Warner: “perhaps” we made a mistake ramming Obamacare through w/o GOP support. Duh!
https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/11/sen-mark-warner-we-perhaps-screwed-up-passing-obamacare-with-just-democrats.html

“Report: Out-of-Pocket Costs for Specialty Drugs Rise 16% Under Obamacare”. #BeatMeKickMe
https://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/specialty-drugs-cost-rise-obamacare/2017/09/12/id/813095/

Swiss-cheese individual mandate failing to herd serfs into Obamacare; “partial actuarial death spiral” underway
http://freebeacon.com/issues/expert-warns-lawmakers-obamacare-partial-actuarial-death-spiral/

“Obamacare costs projected to rise faster than inflation in next decade as enrollment declines” #LosingProposition
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/sep/14/obamacare-costs-to-rise-faster-than-inflation-cbo-/

We Told You So: ACA premium increases outstripping subsidies.
http://freebeacon.com/issues/expert-warns-lawmakers-obamacare-partial-actuarial-death-spiral/

More Americans escaping Obamacare tax, because premium increases making affordability exemption wider
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/09/check_out_the_everexpanding_obamacare_exemption.html

Idaho regulator: bring back pre-ACA catastrophic insurance.
http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/business/business-insider/article173194696.html

Deconstructing the Single Payer Narrative (tweets & analysis) –
http://www.liberato.us/single-payer.html

REPEAL OBAMACARE NOW!
– end the individual mandate
– return Medicaid to a poverty program (100% FPL)
– legalize true catastrophic insurance

END THE OBAMACARE CONGRESSIONAL EXEMPTION!

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Democratic Governor Admits Anger About Obamacare is Justified

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Parents of disabled adult child: Medicaid expansion diluted funds for severely disabled
https://www.wsj.com/articles/aca-diluted-funds-for-the-severely-disabled-1502831064

NH Medicaid expansion population costs more per capita than expected.  #GroundhogDay
http://nhpr.org/post/report-nh-medicaid-expansion-patients-younger-costlier-rest-individual-market

Cost shifting by Medicaid expansion patients to ACA exchange customers becoming unsustainable
http://www.unionleader.com/editorial/Shell-games-The-cost-of-Medicaid-expansion-08302017

Louisiana Medicaid expansion enrollment blew past projections in first year; now at 433,412
http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2017/07/louisiana_medicaid_expansion_n.html

Partial victory Maine ballot fight: Medicaid expansion now ‘coverage’ instead of ‘insurance’. It’s still welfare.
http://www.pressherald.com/2017/09/07/secretary-of-state-releases-referendum-wording-substitutes-coverage-for-insurance-in-medicaid-question/

Unsubsidized ACA customers getting whacked; that end of the market in ‘classic early stages of a death spiral’
http://healthpolicyandmarket.blogspot.com/2017/05/how-obamacare-could-become-zombiecare.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+HealthCarePolicyAndMarketplaceBlog+%28Health+Care+Policy+and+Marketplace+Blog%29

Cigna hiking Missouri ACA premiums average 42%
http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/health-care/article170835182.html

*  *  Democratic Governor of Colorado admits anger justified at Obamacare’s spiking premiums and fleeing insurers
http://freebeacon.com/issues/democratic-governor-says-americans-right-angry-obamacare/?utm_source=Freedom+Mail&utm_campaign=2fca701200-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_09_07&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b5e6e0e9ea-2fca701200-45628225

Colorado: “Obamacare health insurance rates average 26.7 percent increase statewide”
http://www.vaildaily.com/news/obamacare-health-insurance-rates-average-26-7-percent-increase-statewide/

“Ohioans face sharp premium hikes, fewer insurers on Obamacare exchanges”
http://www.dispatch.com/news/20170907/ohioans-face-sharp-premium-hikes-fewer-insurers-on-obamacare-exchanges

Anthem cuts Kentucky footprint in half for 2018
https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/06/big-insurer-anthem-slashes-obamacare-footprint-in-kentucky-in-half.html

“Optima’s exit may leave many Virginia counties with no ObamaCare insurer”
http://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/349544-optimas-exit-may-leave-virginia-counties-with-no-obamacare-insurer

“ObamaCare is making the middle class the new uninsured”
http://nypost.com/2017/09/06/obamacare-is-making-the-middle-class-the-new-uninsured/

Small business victim of Obamacare – plan canceled, new plan inferior but costs $26,000 more. Sorry, no raises.
http://lancasteronline.com/opinion/letters_to_editor/small-business-is-victim-of-obamacare/article_6940910c-8f3b-11e7-be2f-fb9f27fcdc13.html

Delaware woman is irked gov’t telling her to work less to get bigger Obamacare subsidy
http://www.sfchronicle.com/news/medical/article/Frustration-mounts-over-premiums-for-individual-12170263.php

Massachusetts ACA co-op flop placed in receivership
http://freebeacon.com/issues/obamacare-co-op-now-state-receivership-exiting-obamacare-exchanges/

ACA co-op flop leaves Utah taxpayers on the hook for $10 million for unpaid claims
https://www.wsj.com/articles/utah-to-pay-10-million-to-cover-failed-obamacare-insurers-debts-1504491742

“Sticker shock: Obamacare’s specialty drug customers faced big price hikes in 2017”. #ItsNotWorking
https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/05/obamacares-specialty-drug-customers-faced-big-price-hikes-in-2017.html

ACA premiums will continue to skyrocket as long as guaranteed issue & community rating are the law of the land
http://www.realclearhealth.com/articles/2017/09/05/the_inconvenient_truth_about_obamacares_premium_spiral_110721.html

Rep. DeSantis offers amendment to defund Congressional exemption to Obamacare.
http://dailysignal.com/2017/09/06/lawmakers-live-obamacare/

Congressional exemption: false statements to D.C. small business exchange violated criminal laws
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/trump-can-end-congress-illegal-obamacare-exemption-with-the-stroke-of-a-pen/article/2633384

Deconstructing the Single Payer Narrative (tweets & analysis) –
http://www.liberato.us/single-payer.html

REPEAL OBAMACARE NOW!
– end the individual mandate
– return Medicaid to a poverty program (100% FPL)
– legalize true catastrophic insurance

END THE OBAMACARE CONGRESSIONAL EXEMPTION!

 

 

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The Stupidity of Jonathan Gruber

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Jonathan Gruber slinks away from Vermont, FIRED in settlement of billing fraud case against him
http://dailycaller.com/2017/08/20/chief-obamacare-architect-sacked-after-fraudulent-billing-investigation/

NY ACA rates to soar ave 14% next year after soaring 17% this year. Why should GA and MD have all the fun?
http://nypost.com/2017/08/19/ny-pols-play-fast-and-loose-with-obamacare-costs-just-to-bash-trump/

“Illinois residents face Obamacare rate hikes of up to 43%”.  You can thank the Republicans for failing to repeal.
http://www.myjournalcourier.com/news/112994/illinois-residents-face-obamacare-rate-hikes-of-up-to-43

Regulators approve 23-50% ACA rate hikes in Maryland. #GoAwayBadDream
http://www.baltimoresun.com/business/bs-hs-obamacare-rates-20170829-story.html

50% ACA rate hikes predicted for NY, GA & and MD in 2018; ending CSR subsidies would expose true cost
https://www.fool.com/investing/2017/08/26/3-states-where-obamacare-premiums-may-rise-more-th.aspx

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Beverly Gossage‏ @bghsa 1h1 hour ago
http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/health-care/article170835182.html … #ACARepeal Let KS&MO restore competition & increase low priced plan options. @JerryMoran @IWV @ObamacreTrthSqd
http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/health-care/article170835182.html
42% ACA rate hike coming in Missouri

Health system blames ACA for closure of its insurance arm that lost hundreds of millions of dollars
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-24/new-york-hospital-system-shuts-obamacare-unit-after-losses

Health system closing insurance arm whines about ACA risk adjustment transfers – guess u didn’t read the law.
http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20170828/NEWS/170829899

Lucky Nevadans in former ACA dead zones now get to pay skyrocketing premiums, deductibles
https://www.reviewjournal.com/news/news-columns/victor-joecks/obamacares-so-called-successes-show-why-it-has-failed-nevada/

Another Obamacare fiasco: study shows ACA slowed ambulance response times average 19%
http://www.nber.org/papers/w23722

For the umpteenth time, Medicaid is welfare.  Dishonest to call it ‘insurance’ on Maine expansion ballot
http://www.pressherald.com/2017/08/22/republican-group-asks-to-strike-insurance-from-ballot-wording-on-medicaid-expansion/

4 million paid IRS penalty last year to escape disastrous Obamacare regime
http://lancasteronline.com/news/local/million-people-paid-obamacare-penalties-averaging-for-irs-says/article_bdf27674-80ff-11e7-bab8-2fbefda70e2d.html

“Bringing down health care costs starts with repealing Obamacare”
http://www.stltoday.com/opinion/mailbag/bringing-down-health-care-costs-starts-with-repealing-obamacare/article_ba2282e1-a615-5e22-9435-87b816622e16.html

Extra job and dipping into savings are what some have to do to afford the Affordable Care Act
http://www.publicopiniononline.com/story/news/local/2017/08/19/families-health-costs-obamacare/575431001/

“New Research Shows Many In Middle-Aged, Middle Class Can’t Afford ACA Policies in 2018”
https://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2017/08/17/new-research-shows-many-in-middle-aged-middle-class-cant-afford-aca-policies-in-2018/#f3df608461f1

“Obamacare’s unsubsidized customers face higher prices and doctor changes”
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/obamacares-unsubsidized-customers-face-higher-prices-and-doctor-changes/article/2632602

ACA spawned 454,000 new administrative positions providing no care and  costing $38.2 billion a year
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/obamacare-is-reducing-access-to-care/article/2632520

Government-run healthcare: insurers disappearing, doctors refusing patients, huge new costs
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/obamacare-is-reducing-access-to-care/article/2632520

ACA ‘navigator’ “received $200,000 and enrolled ONE person in Obamacare.”
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/laurettabrown/2017/08/31/hhs-cuts-90-percent-of-affordable-care-act-advertising-budget-n2375940

Federal gov’t utterly incapable of managing something as complicated as healthcare
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/the-obamacare-death-spiral-is-quietly-getting-much-worse/article/2632860

HHS: half of U.S. Counties down to one ACA insurer. This is not what we were promised.
https://www.teapartypatriots.org/news/hhs-nearly-50-of-u-s-counties-only-have-1-health-insurance-option-under-obamacare/?mid=14655&id=T15OuHulZKxtwhqSTA

Another #KasichKalamity – former budget hawk proposes giant unconstitutional bailout for miscreant ACA
http://thefederalist.com/2017/09/01/john-kasichs-obamacare-plan-giant-bailout-junk-law/

Unappropriated funding of Obamacare cost-sharing subsidies unconstitutional; violates separation of powers
http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion/commentary/trump-obamacare-aca-insurance-subsidies-preexisting-conditions-hhs-tom-price-20170824.html

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Abigail Nobel‏ @PolicyRNAbby Aug 19
Abigail Nobel Retweeted Obamacare TruthSquad
Cash is king. Never accept unpriced routine #care, & never accept the first price. Cash pay saves service time, merits 30-70% discount! #dpc
OCTS
Prices drop when people shop.

Deconstructing the Single Payer Narrative (tweets & analysis) –
http://www.liberato.us/single-payer.html

REPEAL OBAMACARE NOW!
– end the individual mandate
– return Medicaid to a poverty program (100% FPL)
– legalize true catastrophic insurance

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Don’t Blame Trump

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ACA’s catastrophic failures would be happening if Hillary, Bernie or Bozo the Clown were President.
http://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/obamacare-not-trump-is-causing-obamacares-massive-rate-hikes/

Sen. Ron Johnson demands OPM records on Congressional Obamacare exemption.
http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/346954-johnson-wants-details-on-congressional-obamacare-exemption

Follow the money: ACA making former Obama staffers filthy rich. http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/new-centene-ceo-is-another-example-obamacares-architects-getting-rich-off-obamacare/article/2631602

CBO: premiums 20% higher w/o subsidies.  Shame on Trump for exposing how big ACA welfare checks are
https://www.forbes.com/sites/brucejapsen/2017/08/15/cbo-trumps-threats-to-obamacare-subsidies-will-boost-premiums-20/#2553601d714a

I’m so glad I’m not a liberal. The pain of 400 people in remaining Nevada ACA dead zones is not real to them.
http://money.cnn.com/2017/08/15/news/economy/nevada-obamacare-centene/index.html

ACA still sickly after years of operation. Dead zones, one insurer. This is NOT what we were promised.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/15/upshot/obamacares-bare-county-problem-looks-mostly-solved-for-now.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fpolitics&_r=0

Obamacare enrollment assistance costs $1,545/person.  Meanwhile, 1.9M dropped out this year.
http://freebeacon.com/issues/obamacare-enrollment-program-signed-fraction-canceled-coverage-2017/?utm_source=Freedom+Mail&utm_campaign=55e23729e7-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_08_18&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b5e6e0e9ea-55e23729e7-45628225

ACA wunderkind Oscar loses another $57.6 million. Genius, sheer genius.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-15/obamacare-startup-oscar-posts-57-6-million-first-half-loss

Study: 20% would decline health insurance even with a 90% subsidy.  Not perceived as good value.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/simonconstable/2017/08/17/still-sick-even-massive-obamacare-subsidies-wont-help-low-income-adults/#45d2215375e6

ACA Hotel California? Hemophiliac groups file civil rights complaint against insurer leaving Iowa exchange
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/hemophilia-groups-file-civil-rights-complaint-against-wellmark-for-obamacare-discrimination/article/2631548

Relaxing Obama-era restrictions on short-term health insurance one answer to ACA dead zones.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2017/08/15/where-obamacare-has-become-unaffordable-short-term-health-insurance-can-help/#4d9428de4db6

Price Increases

Only ACA insurer left in Iowa asks for ave 56.7% increase.
http://qctimes.com/news/local/government-and-politics/medica-cites-uncertainty-in-proposing-even-higher-iowa-obamacare-rates/article_70b49dc2-8442-5da1-8bd5-85174857ff6a.html

New Jersey insurers file for ave 9%, 22% increases, WAY more than inflation. #ItsNotWorking
http://www.northjersey.com/story/news/2017/08/15/obamacare-gottheimer-seeks-bipartisan-fix-nj-insurers-higher-premiums/570505001/

 Prices drop when people shop.

“71% of Cities Will See Double-Digit Premium Increases as More Insurers Drop Out of Exchanges”
http://freebeacon.com/issues/71-cities-will-see-double-digit-premium-increases-insurers-drop-exchanges/?utm_source=Freedom+Mail&utm_campaign=86e9067706-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_08_14&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b5e6e0e9ea-86e9067706-45628225

Insurer Exits

Most Virginians down to one insurer with Anthem joining Aetna and UnitedHealthcare in leaving state.
https://fairfaxfreecitizen.com/2017/08/12/howell-anthem-leaving-va-marketplace/

BCBS leaves Atlanta metro area
http://news.wabe.org/post/blue-cross-blue-shield-ga-pulls-out-atlantas-obamacare-exchange

Anthem exits Nevada, half of Georgia’s counties
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-anthem-nevada-idUSKBN1AN25N


Deconstructing the Single Payer Narrative (tweets & analysis)
http://www.liberato.us/single-payer.html

REPEAL OBAMACARE NOW!
– end the individual mandate
– return Medicaid to a poverty program (100% FPL)
– legalize true catastrophic insurance

END THE OBAMACARE CONGRESSIONAL EXEMPTION!

 

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Medicaid Morass

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Why focus on Medicaid expansion? Because, last time we ran the numbers, 85 percent of people receiving Obamacare subsidies were Medicaid expansion enrollees, not individual market Obamacare customers.

CBO: 112 million people will be on Medicaid by 2027. #Unsustainable
http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/terence-p-jeffrey/112000000-medicaid-enrollees-set-climb-40m-under-obamacare

Per capita Medicaid expansion costs to remain 50% higher than projected through 2022
https://economics21.org/html/projected-medicaid-expansion-costs-just-rose-again-2423.html

Medi-Cal being sued for lack of access; patients flee to ER, even Mexico, to get care.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/medicaids-potemkin-health-coverage-1500419200?mod=djemMER

“Study shows Medicaid expansion hasn’t led to significant reduction in ER visits”
http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/healthcare/study-shows-limited-reduction-ed-visits-after-medicaid-expansion

Maine’s 2002 Medicaid expansion: drag on economic growth, uninsured rate unchanged, enrollment exploded
http://www.themainewire.com/2017/08/reject-medicaid-expansion/

Medicaid expansion would cost Maine taxpayers $400 million in 5 years
http://www.themainewire.com/2017/08/reject-medicaid-expansion/

Medicaid expansion a perfect storm of unsustainable costs, less access to care, worse outcomes than no insurance
http://www.investors.com/politics/commentary/medicaid-expansion-was-and-is-a-bad-mistake/

Medicaid expansion means cuts for the most vulnerable low-income children, pregnant women, disabled
http://www.themainewire.com/2017/08/medicaid-expansion-jeopardizes-services-needy/

Medicaid expansion in Arkansas: deceit, bribery, fraud, out-of-staters on program, jobs quit, verification broken
http://www.lovelycitizen.com/story/2434295.html

Medicaid expansion enrollment explosion in Montana leads some to hope program will sunset 2019.
http://missoulian.com/news/government-and-politics/daines-montana-s-medicaid-expansion-could-end-by-without-new/article_b885a8de-7add-5519-a71c-a8184f17efa3.html

Study: “Medicaid expansion to cost states nearly $9 billion”; $4 billion more than 2016
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/medicaid-expansion-to-cost-states-nearly-9-billion/article/2626029

What ‘state savings’ under Medicaid expansion? IL spending tripled, OR mulls ending program, LA half of budget
http://www.nola.com/opinions/index.ssf/2017/08/medicaid_expansion_1.html

Enrollment has exploded in every Medicaid expansion state – KY $3B, OH $4.7B, CA $14.7B over budget
http://www.nola.com/opinions/index.ssf/2017/08/medicaid_expansion_1.html

Louisiana Medicaid expansion enrollment to bust through projections by 150,000; state ‘savings’ evaporating
http://www.nola.com/opinions/index.ssf/2017/08/medicaid_expansion_1.html

Deconstructing the Single Payer Narrative (tweets & analysis)
http://www.liberato.us/single-payer.html

REPEAL OBAMACARE NOW!
– end the individual mandate
– return Medicaid to a poverty program (100% FPL)
– legalize true catastrophic insurance

END THE OBAMACARE CONGRESSIONAL EXEMPTION!

 

 

 

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Groundhog Day: Price Increases & Insurer Exits

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Molina loses $230M, cuts 1,500 jobs, boosts rates 55%, exits quagmire ACA markets in Utah, Wisconsin
http://wncy.com/news/articles/2017/aug/03/another-insurer-leaves-wisconsins-obamacare-exchange/

CMS projects 49 county ACA dead zones next year, 1,300 others down to one insurer. #ItsNotWorking
http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/obamacare-leave-49-counties-without-insurance-1300-counties-have-one-provider

40 U.S. counties expected to be ACA dead zones next year, but number could climb into the hundreds
https://www.usnews.com/news/top-news/articles/2017-07-28/hundreds-of-us-counties-at-risk-for-no-obamacare-insurer-in-2018

Anthem to dump 60% of its Obamacare customers in California next year
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-anthem-california-idUSKBN1AH5IE

“Health insurers in Idaho request premium rate hikes as high as 81 percent”
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/08/03/health-insurers-in-idaho-request-premium-rate-hikes-as-high-as-81-percent.amp.html

Big Obamacare insurer in North Carolina requests much-higher-than-inflation 14.1% increase for next year
https://www.cnbc.com/2017/08/02/big-north-carolina-obamacare-insurer-reduces-rate-hike-request.html

East Central Illinois Obamacare carriers seeking price hikes in 40% range.
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2017-08-03/local-insurers-requesting-steep-price-hikes-obamacare-plans.html

Price of Obamacare plans in Illinois to spike as much as 43% next year
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-obamacare-rates-released-0802-biz-20170801-story.html

“Some Insurers Seek ACA Premium Increases of 30% and Higher”
https://www.wsj.com/articles/some-insurers-seek-aca-premium-increases-of-30-and-higher-1501633167


Deconstructing the Single Payer Narrative (tweets & analysis)
http://www.liberato.us/single-payer.html

REPEAL OBAMACARE NOW!
– end the individual mandate
– return Medicaid to a poverty program (100% FPL)
– legalize true catastrophic insurance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Recent Price Increases & Insurer Exits

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Obamacare plans spiking 8-15% in Pa’s Lehigh Valley for 2018
http://www.mcall.com/health/mc-nws-biz-health-insurance-rates-20170720-story.html

Aetna leaving Arizona ACA exchange in 2018. #ItsNotWorking
http://www.azcentral.com/story/money/business/health/2017/06/30/aetna-bails-arizona-individual-insurance-market-amid-uncertainty/440294001/

Anthem to quit offering ACA plans in much of Nevada, leaving 13 counties without an Obamacare carrier
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-06-28/anthem-retreats-further-from-obamacare-scaling-back-in-nevada

Anthem BCBS and Premier Health to stop offering Obamacare plans in Ohio in 2018, leaving 20 counties naked
http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2017/07/another_health_insurer_exits_o.html

Insurers warn of more rate hikes, insurer exits ahead. #ACADisasterInEveryWay
https://www.wsj.com/articles/insurers-relieved-as-skinny-health-bill-fails-but-warn-of-rising-rates-exits-from-exchanges-1501231683

At least we don’t have people running around saying how great Obamacare is anymore. We’re past that point.

Deconstructing the Single Payer Narrative (tweets & analysis)
http://www.liberato.us/single-payer.html

REPEAL OBAMACARE NOW!
– end the individual mandate
– return Medicaid to a poverty program (100% FPL)
– legalize true catastrophic insurance

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Kasich’s Kalamity

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Sign Petition – “Remove health-care subsidies for Members of Congress and their families”
https://www.change.org/p/remove-health-care-subsidies-for-members-of-congress-and-their-families?utm_source=action_alert_sign&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=763100&alert_id=VbULmmKxdP_EAu1X7UYWV0tIhvbse70fZIPTpE6r3k7jLM%2BUTdx2%2FovqIk%2F7jVeb6QPAHKtSl%2BY

Anthem pulls out of Wisconsin and Indiana Obamacare exchanges
https://www.wsj.com/articles/anthem-will-stop-offering-aca-exchange-plans-in-wisconsin-indiana-1498066062?mod=e2tw

Indiana exchange down to just 2 insurers as 2 more drop out
http://www.indystar.com/story/news/2017/06/21/anthem-no-longer-sell-obamacare-plans-indiana/416397001/

Alabama down to one ACA insurer
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/alabama-residents-left-one-insurance-option-aca/

Government-directed (ACA) insurance up way more than inflation. #WrongDirection
http://avalere.com/expertise/managed-care/insights/first-look-initial-rate-filings-show-premium-increases-decreased-participat

“Iowa Obamacare Insurer Hiking Rates 43.5 Percent”
http://dailycaller.com/2017/06/19/iowa-obamacare-insurer-hiking-rates-43-5-percent/

Washington State Insurers propose double-digit Obamacare rate hikes
http://tdn.com/news/local/insurers-propose-double-digit-obamacare-rate-hikes/article_6646dd6c-285f-55dd-8b3a-0a047171598d.html

FBI investigating fraud in ACA risk adjustment program; insurers play musical chairs thru fake coding
https://www.axios.com/the-potential-for-gaming-the-aca-exchanges-2442918804.html

Ohio GOP proposes Medicaid expansion enrollment freeze because of (foreseeable) budget woes
http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2017/06/ohio_senate_proposes_medicaid.html

Ohio senate passes budget w/Medicaid expansion freeze and work requirement. #KasichKalamity
http://fox45now.com/news/local/senate-passes-ohios-65-million-budget-plan

Hospitals losing money on Medicaid expansion patients, resort to cost-shifting. #ToldYouSo
http://www.dailyinterlake.com/article/20170621/ARTICLE/170629971

Add Montana to list of states where Medicaid expansion exploded – 45,000 predicted, > 77,000 sign up.
http://www.dailyinterlake.com/article/20170621/ARTICLE/170629971

Medicaid expansion depresses sale of private insurance.
http://www.healthcarefinancenews.com/news/private-insurance-spending-increased-non-expansion-states-health-affairs-finds

Obamacare genius masterminds wrong again: “California ER use jumps despite Medicaid expansion”
http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20170616/NEWS/170619908

“Obamacare is Hurting Americans, Hear Their Stories”
https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2017/06/22/obamacare-hurting-americans-hear-their-stories

How many more insurers will have to leave before you admit Obamacare is not working?

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Latest Free Market Healthcare Tweets
Free Market Healthcare page at ObamacareTruthSquad.com

Deconstructing the Single Payer Narrative (tweets & analysis)
http://www.liberato.us/single-payer.html

REPEAL OBAMACARE NOW!
– end the individual mandate
– return Medicaid to a poverty program (100% FPL)
– legalize true catastrophic insurance

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Still Dysfunctional After All These Years

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– #SinglePayer Monday most Mondays 10 a.m. ET
– #FreeMarketFriday most Fridays 10 a.m. ET
– All the Bad News About Obamacare most Weekends

Much of the United States could see zero or few Obamacare insurers selling health coverage next year
http://www.cnbc.com/2017/06/13/map-shows-where-people-could-see-zero-few-obamacare-insurers-in-2018.html

94 of Iowa’s 99 Counties have just one Obamacare plan for 2018
https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/6/12/15786410/voxcare-senate-health-care-bill-not-public

Almost 2 million fail to pay Obamacare premiums, drop off. Cost a major factor.
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/fewer-people-paying-for-obamacare-in-2017/article/2625703

Insurers seeking ave 20% ACA price increases in 10 states
https://www.wsj.com/articles/insurers-look-to-ramp-up-premiums-in-health-law-exchanges-1497605403

“Obamacare rates in Michigan could skyrocket as much as 31% in 2018”
http://www.freep.com/story/money/2017/06/14/obamacare-rates-michigan/392687001/

Iowa says it needs $352 million in federal money to stave off Obamacare collapse. #ItsNotWorking
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-06-12/iowa-asks-u-s-for-obamacare-help-facing-collapse-of-market

ACA unpopular: “Obamacare Enrollees Rate Coverage Worse Than Those Insured From Another Source”
http://freebeacon.com/issues/obamacare-enrollees-rate-coverage-worse-insured-another-source/

Obama Program Made $729 Million in Erroneous EHR Payments to Doctors
http://freebeacon.com/issues/obama-program-made-729-million-erroneous-payments-doctors/?utm_source=Freedom+Mail&utm_campaign=be051bb1bc-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_06_12&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b5e6e0e9ea-be051bb1bc-45628225

Washington’s top-down ACA-enabled EHR program a $27 billion fiasco.  And we had plenty of warning.
http://thefederalist.com/2017/06/09/electronic-medical-records-exploded-doctors-faces-politicians-got-off-scot-free/#disqus_thread

Uncertainty about insurer subsidies lays bare true cost of Obamacare monstrosity (2% rate hike becomes 15%)
http://www.indystar.com/story/news/politics/2017/06/16/health-insurer-obamacare-indiana-warns-higher-rates-without-subsidies/102922180/

Oregon House wants to extort Washington with new provider tax gimmicks to fund Medicaid
http://registerguard.com/rg/news/local/35681219-75/oregon-house-passes-new-taxes-on-health-care-providers-mostly-to-fund-medicaid.html.csp

State spending for Medicaid expansion to reach $8.5B in 2018, up $4B from 2016
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/medicaid-expansion-to-cost-states-nearly-9-billion/article/2626029

Republicans in Michigan House want Medicaid expansion freeze to deal with enrollment explosion
http://wkar.org/post/michigan-republicans-trying-roll-back-medicaid-expansionn

It’s delusional to think Washington can fund Medicaid expansion at 90% even over the next 30 years
https://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2017/06/14/the-3-biggest-flaws-in-obamacares-medicaid-expansion-part-1/#19112b67dd48

Obamacare incentivizes states to prioritize Medicaid expansion for able-bodied adults instead of disabled
http://thefederalist.com/2017/06/15/yes-obamacare-really-disadvantage-disabled-americans/

Medicaid expansion prioritizes childless able-bodied adults over the elderly, disabled, and children.
https://www.mercatus.org/publications/medicaid-FMAP-ACA

Now is the time to get rid of the Obamacare death panel.
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jun/14/obamacare-death-panels-should-be-ended/

“5 Ways Obamacare Proves That Government-Run Health Care Is a Disaster” – higher costs, less choice, canceled plans
http://dailysignal.com/2017/06/13/5-ways-obamacare-proves-that-government-run-health-care-is-a-disaster/

Here’s your Obamacare welfare subsidy. Would you like food stamps with that?

If Obamacare helped you, great, but realize that Obamacare hurt two other people to do it.

 

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Groundhog Day: Rate Hikes and Dead Zones

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Anthem leaves Ohio ACA exchange – 20 more Obamacare ‘dead zones’ created. https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/insurer-anthem-opens-hole-in-ohio-aca-exchange-choices/2017/06/06/985974a2-4ae6-11e7-987c-42ab5745db2e_story.html

Two Washington State counties stranded – no ACA insurer.  #ItsNotWorking
https://origin-nyi.thehill.com/policy/healthcare/health-insurance/337037-insurers-exit-obamacare-in-two-washington-state-counties

More ACA dead zones likely in Missouri, Iowa, rural areas, etc.
http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/336449-five-places-most-likely-to-lose-obamacare-insurers

“Obamacare Insurer Participation Declines 24 Percent in 2017”
http://freebeacon.com/issues/obamacare-insurer-participation-declines-24-percent-2017/

NY tries to prevent insurers from leaving ACA by threatening expulsion from other gov’t health programs. #Amerika
http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-hiltzik-hardball-20170605-story.html

Obamacare Truth Squad predicted years ago gov’ts would tell insurers ‘stay in ACA or lose all gov’t contracts. It’s happening in NY.

“NH insurer seeks 30% rate hike”
http://www.unionleader.com/health/nh-insurer-seeks-30-rate-hike–20170606

“New York Insurers Seek Rate Hikes as High as 47% for Obamacare Policies in 2018”
https://www.thestreet.com/story/14171885/1/ny-insurers-asked-for-rate-hikes-as-high-as-47-for-obamacare-policies-next-year.html

Maine insurer seeks ave 40% hikes on ACA plans
http://vitalsigns.bangordailynews.com/2017/06/06/home/obamacare-premiums-are-about-to-get-more-expensive-in-maine/

New unknown for remaining insurers: how sick are the people who switch b/c former insurer left ACA?
http://redspringscitizen.com/news/business/10650/aca-cost-continues-upward-spiral

The people responsible for ACA’s triple-digit premium increases are the people who supported ACA.
https://www.usnews.com/opinion/letters/articles/2017-06-05/obamacare-is-to-blame-for-increasing-premiums-not-trump-or-republicans

Obamacare taxes have cost jobs, hurt middle class, and raised premiums.
https://www.finance.senate.gov/chairmans-news/obamacare-taxes-trampling-the-american-people

Medicaid: fraud-ridden budget-buster that doesn’t expand access or improve health outcomes
https://www.forbes.com/sites/sallypipes/2017/05/30/medicaids-cracked-halo/#2b0ecef110c0

Ballooning Medicaid costs provoke budget crises in states around the country.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/sallypipes/2017/05/30/medicaids-cracked-halo/#2b0ecef110c0

Medicaid expansion hurts people with disabilities – IL and OH cut access to expand to able-bodied
http://thefederalist.com/2017/06/07/special-interests-wont-tell-expanding-medicaid-makes-disabled-americans-suffer/

Myth: ‘fee-for-service payment is inflationary’. Not so for roof repairs, computers, legal services.
http://completecolorado.com/pagetwo/2017/06/06/book-review-myth-busters-why-health-reform-always-goes-awry/

Bundled payments (Value Based Payments) have led to horrendous inflation in cost of higher education
http://completecolorado.com/pagetwo/2017/06/06/book-review-myth-busters-why-health-reform-always-goes-awry/

Hospital uncompensated care negligible problem until health policy wonks seized on it to justify universal ins
http://completecolorado.com/pagetwo/2017/06/06/book-review-myth-busters-why-health-reform-always-goes-awry/

“I am now paying for a healthcare coverage that’s essentially unusable.” Premiums tripled, deductible doubled
http://www.paradisepost.com/opinion/20170512/so-you-think-obamacare-works-for-everyone-do-ya

Craig and Cindy Williams have seen their ACA out-of-pocket costs rise 70%; now their policy is being canceled.
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/2017/06/03/mike-pence-rides-harley-iowa-presses-action-health-care-reform/365192001/

I’m glad Obamacare is helping you, but it’s hurting lots of other people.

 

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