Look for the Union Label (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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#FollowTheMoney – self-interested healthcare union money is behind the push for Medicaid expansion in red states. #SpeicalInterestLegislation
http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/400003-meet-the-group-funding-the-fight-to-expand-medicaid-in-red-states

Outside special interest money is paying for the gatherers collecting signatures for Nebraska Medicaid expansion ballot petition. #FollowTheMoney
https://www.mccookgazette.com/story/2538867.html

Medicaid expansion does NOT keep hospitals from shifting uncompensated care costs to private payers; it makes the situation worse. #TheyWereWrongAboutEverything
https://idahofreedom.org/new-report-obamacares-medicaid-expansion-increases-costs-for-the-rest-of-us/

Nearly 7 million able-bodied Medicaid expansion enrollees are choosing not to work; program fostering dependency
https://www.watchdog.org/national/new-report-finds-million-medicaid-recipients-opting-not-to-work/article_1291413c-89ed-11e8-aba8-a78b8544894e.html

Claim: Medicaid expansion helps the working poor. Reality: able-bodied nonworking adults are the main beneficiaries. Claim: Medicaid has low state admin costs. Reality: That ignores federal admin costs.
https://idahofreedom.org/medicaid-expansion-cure-is-worse-than-the-disease/

The cost of Medicaid, initially $222 per user, has soared to $7,973, an increase of nearly 3,500%.
#Unsustainable
https://aapsonline.org/aaps-news-july-2018-lbj-nixon-care/

Obamacare’s lack of competition, not termination of insurer subsidies, explains premium hikes
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/healthcare/low-competition-reason-for-high-obamacare-rates-study-says

New short-term plans are an option for people who can’t afford Obamacare; renewal guarantees assure coverage if customer develops a preexisting condition
https://thefederalist.com/2018/08/06/short-term-plans-not-junk-insurance-obamacare/

Nevada insurer seeks average 5.2% Obamacare increase; this is NOT what we were promised. #LIARS
https://apnews.com/a82f4e701ac24852bb0ffa1af5724d79/Nevada-health-exchange-rates-expect-to-see-lowest-rise-yet

Insurers hiding abortion surcharge from customers against the law; Obamacare requires it be charged separately
http://www.lifenews.com/2018/08/10/obamacare-insurance-plans-are-secretly-forcing-you-to-fund-abortions/

ACA accountable care organizations are LOSING, not saving money. #TheyWereWrongAboutEverything
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/healthcare/trump-administration-overhauls-obamacare-program-it-says-isnt-saving-money

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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Look for the Union Label (all the bad news about Obamacare)

Join us on Twitter:
– #SinglePayer most Mondays
– All the Bad News About Obamacare most Saturdays

#FollowTheMoney – self-interested healthcare union money is behind the push for Medicaid expansion in red states. #SpeicalInterestLegislation
http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/400003-meet-the-group-funding-the-fight-to-expand-medicaid-in-red-states

Outside special interest money is paying for the gatherers collecting signatures for Nebraska Medicaid expansion ballot petition. #FollowTheMoney
https://www.mccookgazette.com/story/2538867.html

Medicaid expansion does NOT keep hospitals from shifting uncompensated care costs to private payers; it makes the situation worse. #TheyWereWrongAboutEverything
https://idahofreedom.org/new-report-obamacares-medicaid-expansion-increases-costs-for-the-rest-of-us/

Nearly 7 million able-bodied Medicaid expansion enrollees are choosing not to work; program fostering dependency
https://www.watchdog.org/national/new-report-finds-million-medicaid-recipients-opting-not-to-work/article_1291413c-89ed-11e8-aba8-a78b8544894e.html

Claim: Medicaid expansion helps the working poor. Reality: able-bodied nonworking adults are the main beneficiaries. Claim: Medicaid has low state admin costs. Reality: That ignores federal admin costs.
https://idahofreedom.org/medicaid-expansion-cure-is-worse-than-the-disease/

The cost of Medicaid, initially $222 per user, has soared to $7,973, an increase of nearly 3,500%.
#Unsustainable
https://aapsonline.org/aaps-news-july-2018-lbj-nixon-care/

Obamacare’s lack of competition, not termination of insurer subsidies, explains premium hikes
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/healthcare/low-competition-reason-for-high-obamacare-rates-study-says

New short-term plans are an option for people who can’t afford Obamacare; renewal guarantees assure coverage if customer develops a preexisting condition
https://thefederalist.com/2018/08/06/short-term-plans-not-junk-insurance-obamacare/

Nevada insurer seeks average 5.2% Obamacare increase; this is NOT what we were promised. #LIARS
https://apnews.com/a82f4e701ac24852bb0ffa1af5724d79/Nevada-health-exchange-rates-expect-to-see-lowest-rise-yet

Insurers hiding abortion surcharge from customers against the law; Obamacare requires it be charged separately
http://www.lifenews.com/2018/08/10/obamacare-insurance-plans-are-secretly-forcing-you-to-fund-abortions/

ACA accountable care organizations are LOSING, not saving money. #TheyWereWrongAboutEverything
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/healthcare/trump-administration-overhauls-obamacare-program-it-says-isnt-saving-money

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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What, Me Worry? More Price Hikes and All the Other Bad News about Obamacare this Week

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Obamacare prices to skyrocket average 24% in New York; Guv tries to put finger in the dike by prohibiting increases from end of individual mandate
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/ny-pol-cuomo-obamacare-trump-rate-hikes-20180730-story.html

Obamacare rates going up big-time in California – 8.7%. #ItsNotWorking
http://clicklancashire.com/2018/07/22/california-obamacare-premiums-to-rise-8-7-percent-in-2019.html

Florida Obamacare rates to jump average 8.8% #RubeGoldbergsRevenge
http://wlrn.org/post/obamacare-rates-expected-increase-88-percent

Obamacare going up ave 12.3% in Connecticut. But remember Obama’s lie we would all save $2,500 a year? You can’t reach utopia on a river of lies.
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/healthcare/connecticuts-obamacare-insurers-vary-widely-on-rate-proposals

Insurers want average 7.3% Obamacare increases in Kansas. #WheresMy2500
https://www.kansascity.com/news/business/health-care/article215937080.html

New Jersey ACA policies spike average 5.8%. This is not what we were promised. #LIARS
https://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2018/07/health_insurance_rates_are_going_up_again_but_murp.html

ACA plans jumping as much as ave 7.3% in Missouri. #ShowMeMy2500  https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/healthcare/missouri-obamacare-insurers-raise-and-lower-rates-for-2019

Try to spin it all you want. I don’t care if some ACA rates are going down.  More are going up.  This is not what we were promised. #WheresMy2500 #ItsNotWorking

“people without access to Obamacare subsidies are being priced out of the individual market for health insurance”
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/healthcare/individual-insurance-market-enrollment-continues-to-shrink-but-obamacare-exchanges-steady

O-admin hid ill-fated CLASS Act’s unsustainability from Congress, to get Obamacare passed (long-term care provision never got off the ground)
http://thefederalist.com/2018/07/30/heres-another-big-fact-obama-administration-hid-pass-obamacare/

3 more states join lawsuit challenging constitutionality of Obamacare (now up to 20)
https://www.heartland.org/news-opinion/news/more-states-join-court-challenge-against-affordable-care-act

Obamacare causing price hikes and insurer exits in D.C. and Alabama
https://www.heritage.org/health-care-reform/commentary/health-care-choices-and-premiums-whats-going-district-columbia
+ https://www.heritage.org/health-care-reform/commentary/health-care-choices-and-premiums-whats-going-alabama

Comrades, not enough peasants are buying their bread at our state stores. Let’s just FORCE’em!
https://thefederalist.com/2018/07/20/obama-supporting-think-tank-admits-obamacare-failed-recommends-doubling/

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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Maine Medicaid Drama Continues (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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Maine Governor LePage refuses to launch Medicaid expansion without reliable funding: “I will go to jail before I put the state in red ink.”
https://www.pressherald.com/2018/07/12/paul-lepage-says-hed-go-to-jail-before-he-expands-medicaid/

Here’s your future, Virginia: Medicaid expansion enrollment is 2.5x what was estimated in Alaska; state has to pour tens of millions of dollars into program because ‘state savings’ never materialized. #NorthamNightmare
http://mustreadalaska.com/alaska-medicaid-expansion-enrollees-now-nearly-50000/

Auditor: Louisiana Medicaid a poorly run ‘loosey-goosey mess’; e.g., managed care company payments to providers not being properly checked
https://www.theolympian.com/news/business/article214437469.html

Careful when you hitch your wagon to the Medicaid star; Chicago hospital will have to shut down unless state coughs up some money.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-south-shore-hospital-funding-shutdown-20180710-story.html

IG report: insurers doing a bad job detecting Medicaid fraud; insurers not telling states about fraudulent doctors/providers, leaving them free to defraud elsewhere
https://khn.org/news/insurers-fall-short-in-catching-and-reporting-medicaid-fraud-inspectors-find/

How to Defraud Medicaid #179 – bill program for housing Medicaid recipients staying at other motels
http://mustreadalaska.com/no-tell-motel-bethel-medicaid-scam-unravels/

People only think they’re for Medicaid Expansion because they’re not hearing any of the negatives.
https://idahofreedom.org/obamacare-initiative-has-problems-and-idaho-voters-need-to-hear-them/

Obamacare rate increases outstripping inflation in Delaware, Colorado https://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/health/2018/07/11/highmark-seeks-5-percent-increase-obamacare-prices/774837002/
+ https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/healthcare/obamacare-insurers-ask-for-6-percent-average-premium-increase-in-colorado

Trump admin cuts funding for ACA navigators because the features of #TrainwreckInsurance are familiar to most people now
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2018/07/10/obamacare-cuts-mean-groups-have-less-sign-up-customers/773728002/

House GOP hiding Obamacare bailout inside HSA bill
http://thefederalist.com/2018/07/11/republicans-hide-obamacare-bailout-inside-health-savings-accounts-bill/

Obamacare’s Rube Goldberg complexity traps the unwary in 5-figure subsidy clawbacks
https://www.sfchronicle.com/business/article/Obamacare-s-unexpected-side-effect-an-IOU-to-13055661.php

ACA abortion-pill mandate bites the dust again, this time at Florida law school
http://www.adfmedia.org/News/PRDetail/10584

Obamacare genius mastermind confesses they misjudged strength of opposition to ACA, somehow didn’t see the acrimony coming from ramming it down our throats. #TheFatalConceit
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/ben-rhodes-obamas-team-misjudged-strength-of-opposition-to-obamacare

The Obamacare genius masterminds were going to save us from ‘junk’ insurance. So now we have narrow networks on top of high deductibles. Way to go, geniuses! #ObamacareJunkInsuance

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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Cost of Obamacare Subsidies Going Way Up

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Obamacare price increases causing sharp rise in average subsidy payment and overall cost to Treasury of Obamacare subsidies. Other than that, Obamacare is working great.
https://www.cms.gov/Newsroom/MediaReleaseDatabase/Press-releases/2018-Press-releases-items/2018-07-02.html

Percentage of people who need subsidies to afford Obamacare continues to rise. #ItsNotWorking
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-07-02/more-americans-used-subsidies-to-buy-obamacare-plans-than-in-14

20% of ACA customers who don’t get subsidies dropped their plans in 2017, as Obamacare continues to price itself out of the market.
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/healthcare/trump-administration-highlights-customers-being-priced-out-of-obamacare

Attrition occurring in Obamacare market as in years past; 9% had stopped paying their premiums by March
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/healthcare/obamacare-sees-enrollment-decline-in-latest-data-release

Lots of Obamacare price increases are way above inflation in Georgia; marketplace there is ‘stable’ – sure.
https://politics.myajc.com/news/state–regional-govt–politics/modest-rate-hikes-proposed-for-georgia-2019-obamacare-plans/bf64ipbE4utibfRI8AU3GN/

Short-term plans will enable more people to be covered, protect conscience rights, and – by restoring renewal guarantees Obama prohibited -  improve ACA risk pools
https://www.cato.org/blog/short-term-plans-reducing-uninsured-protecting-conscience-rights-improving-obamacares-risk

Popular Medicare Part D program is about to be wrecked to pay for an Obamacare bailout
https://ijr.com/opinion/2018/07/267504-congress-pillage-first-budget-govt-program-pay-obamacare-bailout/

Obamacare abortifacient mandate goes down in flames again, this time at a Christian college in Pennsylvania
http://www.lifenews.com/2018/07/06/court-stops-obama-hhs-mandate-from-forcing-christian-college-to-pay-for-abortions/

Retweet
Leroy Rosser‏ @lrosser1 Jun 30
Replying to @ObamacreTrthSqd
Trump is making messing up every thing and we continue to blame it on Obama. When he mess things up completely, it will be another Obama, to come along and clean it up. Y’all can’t c that far!
OCTS: You must not have read the article. Either that, or it didn’t make any impression on you because you believe your own propaganda. Obamacare never worked; it was a train wreck from the beginning, long before Trump came along.
Obamacare TruthSquad 6/17/18
‏ @ObamacreTrthSqd
Study blaming Trump for Obamacare price increases turns a blind eye to price spikes from the very beginning; “The Trump administration didn’t sabotage Obamacare. Obamacare sabotaged itself.”
https://www.dailysignal.com/2018/06/12/3-problems-with-the-lefts-new-favorite-study-on-obamacare-rates/

Kentucky follows through on threat to  cancel dental, vision benefits for half a million after court knocks down Medicaid expansion work requirements
http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/395155-kentucky-governor-cancels-medicaid-dental-vision-benefits-after-losing

Doctor Medicaid reimbursement to plunge 40% as temporary boost in ACA expires, placing access to doctors in doubt for millions added under Medicaid expansion
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2014/12/10/obamacare-paradox-medicaid-is-expanding-but-doctors-are-facing-a-huge-pay-cut/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.a7e3749a1b94

Here is what is likely to follow out-of-control Medicaid spending – roll back access, cut services, cap spending (e.g., block grants), harm to truly needy
http://www.mondaq.com/unitedstates/x/715012/Healthcare/Medicaid+Expansion+Boon+To+Families+But+Cost+Could+Trigger+Backlash

Wyoming to cut $56.3 million from Medicaid in budget disaster. #Unsustainable
https://trib.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/mead-announces-m-in-budget-cuts-nearly-private-sector-layoffs/article_59fdb84f-90c6-5bbe-a578-62e2d2ddee39.html

Out-of-state special interest left-wing union money fueling Medicaid expansion ballot initiative in Idaho
https://idahofreedom.org/medias-medicaid-story-makes-for-great-fiction/

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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No Mayo (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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Did Obamacare really increase ‘coverage’? No Obamacare plan covers MD Anderson Cancer Center or Mayo Clinic. Obamacare plans look like Medicaid.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/obamacare-can-be-worse-than-medicaid-1530052891

Preexisting conditions mandate is a tax increase on millions of healthy Americans
http://thefederalist.com/2018/06/28/liberals-wont-tell-pre-existing-conditions/

Kentucky Obamacare price hikes to be as high as 19.4%
https://insiderlouisville.com/health/obamacare-insurers-request-small-rate-hikes-for-2019/

“ObamaCare is a disaster that Democrats made”- “wreaking havoc” long before Trump came along
http://thehill.com/opinion/healthcare/394595-democrats-created-the-obamacare-disaster-americans-are-still-dealing-with

CMS has to tighten Medicaid oversight because of Medicaid expansion – auditing of eligibility determinations, more oversight of state contractors, etc.
https://www.ajmc.com/newsroom/cms-unveiling-stricter-oversight-of-medicaid-due-to-program-expansion

Medicaid expansion is NOT ‘free money from Washington’; enrollment explodes and state costs  skyrocket
http://blog.heartland.org/2018/06/medicaid-expansion-does-not-provide-free-money/

Medicaid expansion adds to unsustainable federal borrowing.
https://idahofreedom.org/rubel-is-wrong-on-medicaid-expansion-spending/

601 arrested in largest ever healthcare fraud operation involving Medicaid, other federal health programs
https://www.eastidahonews.com/2018/06/rigby-pharmacist-among-601-charged-in-largest-ever-health-care-fraud-operation/

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VA House GOP
‏ @vahousegop
Jun 27
Imagine what Virginia would look like if Democrats take control of the House of Delegates? They’ll be able to pass every bit of Bernie Sanders’ radical agenda. This year, we got a glimpse of what they want to do.
OCTS – Sign your petition – are you kidding? Not after you passed Medicaid expansion. We have the Democrats for that. What do we need you for? You stand for nothing, except yourselves. Take your “conservative governing vision” and shove it!

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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Insurers seek ACA price hikes that outstrip inflation (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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– All the Bad News About Obamacare most Saturdays

High Risk Pools Are a Good Answer, But Obamacare DESTROYED Them (OCTS original reporting)
http://0363930.netsolhost.com/WordPress/2018/06/23/high-risk-pools-are-a-good-answer-but-obamacare-destroyed-them/

Insurers seek ACA price hikes that outstrip inflation – FL (8.8%) OH (8.2%) IA (5.6%) IN (5%)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/healthcare/iowas-obamacare-plans-stabilize-for-2019
+ https://www.ibj.com/articles/69358-premiums-could-edge-up-5-percent-for-indianas-obamacare-plans-next-year
+ http://www.sun-sentinel.com/business/fl-bz-obamacare-plans-rate-filings-in-florida-20180622-story.html
+ https://www.cleveland.com/open/index.ssf/2018/06/2019_insurance_on_the_obamacar.html
+ http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180621/NJBIZ01/180629973/obamacare-enrollment-in-state-drops

Another escape hatch from Obamacare opens as final association health plan (AHP) rule promulgated
https://www.wsj.com/articles/exit-from-obamacare-1529449852

Health Policy Consensus Group proposal would replace Obamacare with block grants, expand HSAs, etc. It’s the only serious repeal effort going at the moment. HealthcareReform2018.org
https://www.healthcarereform2018.org/

Texas doctor groups urge AMA not to file brief opposing lawsuit that would end Obamacare
https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Texas-medical-group-tells-national-association-to-13015873.php

Reprise: Support for ACA’s supposedly popular preexisting-condition provisions drops precipitously if costs are included in the poll question
https://www.cato.org/blog/i-will-bet-drew-altman-100-obamacares-preexisting-conditions-are-unpopular

Maine legislature votes to fund first year of Medicaid expansion with one-time budget gimmicks – temporary surplus and tobacco settlement. #OpenBridgeAhead
https://www.pressherald.com/2018/06/20/bill-to-fund-medicaid-expansion-in-maine-amended-to-use-tobacco-settlement-funds/ 

Oregon’s growing share of Medicaid expansion costs are one of two major contributors to state’s $500M-$1.1B budget gap. #ChickensComingHomeToRoost
https://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2018/06/roadshows_on_the_state_budget.html

Medicaid expansion has caused enrollment to explode in Alaska; botched expansion roll-out hurting truly sick and needy applicants waiting in line
http://mustreadalaska.com/alaskas-medicaid-population-explodes/

Medicaid expansion enrollment continues to blow past projections in Louisiana – 475,426 as of June 18th v. 375,000 projected
http://ldh.la.gov/healthyladashboard/

Insurers are making “spectacular profits” from Medicaid expansion; costs per newly eligible adult will almost double by 2025
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/shock-report-health-care-eats-17-gdp-medicaid-up-3-491-fraud-obamacare-blamed?src=ilaw

Nobody knows how Virginia’s new Medicaid expansion and provider tax will work out; some hospitals will be net losers. Politicians bought a pig in a poke.
https://baconsrebellion.com/too-early-to-predict-impact-of-medicaid-expansion-on-carilion/

Shame on Emmet Hanger, Republican who master-minded Medicaid expansion in Virginia. Censured by his local GOP unit. Hanger told OCTS some years back, ‘Us conservatives gotta stick together.’ Sure. What a phony!
http://thebullelephant.com/greene-county-gop-censures-senator-emmett-hanger/

North Carolina Medicaid wrapped in scandal – ‘expansionist spending by conniving Democrats who don’t care about law or ethics’
http://www.mdjonline.com/opinion/bob-barr-nc-medicaid-scandal-broadens-on-dem-gov-cooper/article_1bf8ebb8-56f7-11e8-ac66-47829cbf0b56.html

Study: Fraud, overpayments, and Medicaid expansion are drivers of soaring Medicaid costs
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/shock-report-health-care-eats-17-gdp-medicaid-up-3-491-fraud-obamacare-blamed?src=ilaw

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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High Risk Pools Are a Good Answer, But Obamacare DESTROYED Them

A benefits consultant in Kansas received this inquiry –

I’m a trucker with Type 2 diabetes. My wife and kids are on a plan with the school district but if she would have added me, premium would be over $1400 a month. So I applied through Exchange. They told me I had to submit verification of income and I offered to fax them or email them my income tax. They said they didn’t get it and I missed the deadline so I don’t have coverage, what are my options?

First of all he should never have been considered for a subsidy since his wife has affordable coverage for HERSELF offered at work (family glitch that was never really a glitch).

Let’s look at his options

  1. He can’t go on wife’s plan because he missed the employer open enrollment
  2. Must wait until January effective to apply through Exchange (with no subsidy) or through her employer
  3. Most STM [short-term medical] will decline due to Type 2 diabetes and even if accepted won’t cover his per-ex condition or meds. Found one carrier in his zip who will do a guaranteed issue for up to $100,000 max benefit but no pre-ex covered
  4. Christian sharing ministries won’t cover pre-ex or meds but would take him if not a smoker. He is a smoker

Slim to no options for medical coverage until 2019.

Pre ACA I could have written a policy in the high risk pool with premium about the same or less than what the Exchange without subsidy rates are now. Group plan would have been less expensive to join.

Beverly Gossage

President

HSA Benefits Consulting

Senior Fellow for IWV

Past President and current Legislative Chair GKCAHU

www.hsabenefitsconsulting.com
Eudora, KS
913-207-6141
Individual and Group health and life insurance plans, Medicare, Disability, Critical Illness, Accident

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Blame Trump, Courts, Congress and America – But Don’t Blame Obamacare

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– All the Bad News About Obamacare most Saturdays

Obamacare’s Limited Enrollment Hurts People (Real Life, Real Pain) (OCTS original reporting)
http://0363930.netsolhost.com/WordPress/2018/06/17/obamacares-limited-enrollment-hurts-people-real-life-real-pain/

Court rules against insurers claiming feds obligated to pay them $8 billion in ACA risk corridor subsidies; Congress repealed the appropriations; insurers weighing options, separate suit proceeding
https://www.wsj.com/articles/appeals-court-rules-against-insurer-moda-health-over-aca-payments-1528989913

District of Columbia Obamacare insurers seeking 15% rate hikes
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/healthcare/d-c-obamacare-insurers-seek-double-digit-premium-hikes-minnesota-expects-drop

Study blaming Trump for Obamacare price increases turns a blind eye to price spikes from the very beginning; “The Trump administration didn’t sabotage Obamacare. Obamacare sabotaged itself.”
https://www.dailysignal.com/2018/06/12/3-problems-with-the-lefts-new-favorite-study-on-obamacare-rates/

New Jersey becomes second state to impose its own individual mandate; already outlaws low-cost short-term insurance, hitting the lower end of the income scale with a double whammy
http://thehill.com/opinion/healthcare/392070-new-jerseys-disastrous-decision-to-resurrect-obamacares-individual-mandate

State individual mandate falls disproportionately on lower income folks, drives young people away from Vermont
http://www.manchesterjournal.com/stories/health-insurance-mandate-a-step-backward-for-vermont-health-care,542082

Obamacare bites another cry-baby supporter; blames America instead of Obama and the Democrats. Tweeter: “we warned you”
https://twitchy.com/sarahd-313035/2018/06/11/fu-america-daily-beast-editor-who-gloated-over-obamacare-now-bawling-over-medical-bills/

Obamacare anti-conscience contraception mandate goes down in flames AGAIN – this time at colleges in Iowa and Michigan
http://www.lifenews.com/2018/06/13/judge-says-obama-hhs-mandate-cant-force-christian-colleges-to-pay-for-abortion-drugs/

Study finds more than half of Obamacare enrollees in California drop coverage during the year and many are gaming the system just to cover big expenses. #ItsNotWorking
http://www.nber.org/papers/w24668

Medicaid expansion will blow up in Virginia just like it has everywhere else; state’s new provider tax raises the cost of healthcare on everyone
https://www.watchdog.org/virginia/critics-virginia-medicaid-expansion-a-mess-will-lead-to-runaway/article_5564f018-6d72-11e8-9ff3-dbf473dbae95.html

North Carolina holding firm against Medicaid expansion; state Senate nixes cost study
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/article213135734.html

Trump boom to give temporary reprieve to state Medicaid spending increases, but long term disaster looms
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/healthcare/state-spending-on-medicaid-expected-to-significantly-slow-in-short-term

Medicaid expansion supporters don’t put their money where their mouth is, don’t pony up themselves to pay for medical care for the poor. Instead, they make you and I do it.
https://idahofreedom.org/medicaid-expansion-proponents-havent-helped-the-poor/

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’s Limited Enrollment Hurts People (Real Life, Real Pain)

From a benefits consultant in Kansas –

Widow with 2 young children trying to sort out life. Humana dropped her plan last fall. Helped her sign up for a plan in Exchange with subsidy. She was given until mid May to verify income. Carrier wouldn’t do direct deposit until income verified. With all her issues the May payment was missed and she forgot to turn in verification of income due to sporadic part time job and unsure of future income. Yes, she missed the deadline. It happens. Carrier said her policy was dropped end of April. Marketplace says she must wait until January 1st for next plan can start. No other plans available but STM [short-term medical] with limited coverage. She must reapply every 3 months. There is an annual lifetime max limit, or Christian sharing plans. She chose CSM.

Before ACA, I would have told her we can just apply with another carrier to start in the next couple of days at a low premium. We have no limited enrollment for auto and home owners’ insurance. People don’t get this at all. This is a daily struggle for folks and my phone rings off the hook for help. Most common complaint? I missed the deadline.

Beverly Gossage

President

HSA Benefits Consulting

Senior Fellow for IWV

Past President and current Legislative Chair GKCAHU

www.hsabenefitsconsulting.com
Eudora, KS
913-207-6141
Individual and Group health and life insurance plans, Medicare, Disability, Critical Illness, Accident

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