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Sole Health Insurer Left In Iowa Obamacare Raising Premiums At Least 43 Percent

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 4:00pm 6/20/2017 at 4:00pm

We at Legal Insurrection have documented the damage Obamacare has done to the insurance market, with costs skyrocketing to the point that companies have ...

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Can you blame Senate Republicans for keeping their health care bill secret?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 2:30pm 6/15/2017 at 2:30pm

Senate Republicans are under constant media bombardment for having the gall to keep mum about the details of the latest version of Obamacare repeal.

Take this article from NBC:

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Major Insurance Company Will Leave Ohio’s Insurance Exchange

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 6:06pm 6/6/2017 at 6:06pm
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Anthem Inc, a prominent national health insurance company, has decided to leave Ohio’s health insurance exchange citing a volatile market.

It’s another example of Obamacare’s collapse, especially since Anthem became “a major player in the individual insurance market created by the federal health care law.” From The New York Times:

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What the CBO’s “Uninsured” Score Really Means

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 7:00pm 5/24/2017 at 7:00pm

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) recently released their score of the American Healthcare Act.

In their analysis, the CBO indicated 23 more Americans would be uninsured if the Senate were to pass the AHCA.

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Great Job GOP: House May Have to Vote on Obamacare Repeal Bill Again

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 19, 2017 at 10:00am 5/19/2017 at 10:00am

I will never understand how the Republicans managed to screw this up so badly. And let’s be clear, this is the fault of Republicans in Congress, not Donald Trump. The talk of repealing Obamacare started years before Trump was even a candidate.

Their first attempt a couple months ago fell flat on...

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Don’t blame the GOP, Obamacare killed itself

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 12, 2017 at 4:00pm 5/12/2017 at 4:00pm

Aetna, one of the nation’s largest health insurers announced Wednesday it would completely withdraw from Obamacare marketplaces in 2018.

Nebraska, Delaware, Virginia, and Iowa are the only Obamacare exchanges where Aetna currently participates. A month ago Aetna announced plans to leave the Iowa market, followed by yet another announcement of a...

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Obamacare Architect Blames Trump for Obamacare Failure

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 7:30pm 5/7/2017 at 7:30pm
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In today’s episode of “Democrats can’t be blamed for anything” the lead role will be played by Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber, who famously credited the stupidity of the American voter for the law’s passage.

While appearing on FOX News Sunday, Gruber argued that the collapse of Obamacare must be blamed on none...

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Krauthammer Predicts Single-payer System Within Seven Years

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 3:00pm 5/6/2017 at 3:00pm
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One of the frustrations of the GOP ObamaCare repeal and replace effort is that their offering neither repeals nor replaces ObamaCare.  While there are a range of reasons provided for the GOP’s inability to pass a wholesale repeal, one of the more alarming is that Americans have apparently decided that the...

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House Passes Trumpcare

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 2:34pm 5/4/2017 at 2:34pm

The House voted to repeal Obamacare Thursday afternoon. And by a slim vote — 217 to 213, the American Healthcare Act passed.

Prior to the final tally being read aloud, some legislatures began singing:

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House to vote Thursday on Obamacare “repeal and replace” bill

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/05/03/house-republicans-set-thursday-vote-on-health-care-bill.html
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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 8:33pm 5/3/2017 at 8:33pm
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/05/03/house-republicans-set-thursday-vote-on-health-care-bill.html

So, the breaking news is that the House will vote tomorrow, Thursday, the 4th day of May, in the year 2017, to “repeal and replace” Obamacare.

The NY Times reports:

House Republican leaders planned to hold a showdown vote Thursday on their bill to repeal and replace large portions of the Affordable Care...

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House Freedom Caucus on Board With Latest Obamacare Repeal and Replace Plan

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 4:46pm 4/26/2017 at 4:46pm

After weeks of negotiations, GOP Hill leadership has found a plan even the Freedom Caucus is willing to support. The key issue? An amendment allowing states to opt-out of certain Obamacare rules.

From The Hill:

The House Freedom Caucus on Wednesday announced it will back the GOP’s healthcare plan now that an amendment...

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Thanks to Obamacare, For-Profit Surgery Centers are on the Rise

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 14, 2017 at 4:00pm 4/14/2017 at 4:00pm

Though Obamacare was designed to force the American health insurance system into a single payer model, the free market has found a workaround.

A growing number of practices are working directly with uninsured patients or with patients forgoing insurance benefits for a better price tag. Health insurance premium hikes, ridiculously high...

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Trump Wants to Concentrate on Healthcare, Not Tax Reform

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 14, 2017 at 11:30am 4/14/2017 at 11:30am

After the healthcare reform failed before it even reached the floor, President Donald Trump wanted to move onto tax reform. But he recently told The Wall Street Journal that he wants to return to healthcare:

Three weeks later, he said he is determined to resurrect the health-care bill even if it means...

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Vulnerable Republicans Target Of Nasty Recess Ads

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 10:00am 4/11/2017 at 10:00am
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Midterms are 18 months away, but groups on both sides have planned ads to target vulnerable Republicans over the failure to repeal or reform healthcare.

Congress has begun its recess, which has led groups like Save My Care to release ads. The group has spent $1 million on TV spots this month...

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Ryan On Health Insurance Reform: “We’ve got time to figure this out”

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 5:00pm 4/5/2017 at 5:00pm

House Republicans held meetings late into Tuesday night, hoping to find some consensus on health insurance reform before the upcoming recess to no avail.

By all accounts, there’s still no other Obamacare repeal plan and so lawmakers, including Vice President Pence, are still trying to make the failed American Healthcare Act...

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Questions Remain: Can House GOP Can Win Enough Votes for New Healthcare Deal?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 7:00pm 4/4/2017 at 7:00pm
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Vice President Mike Pence has been conducting meetings with lawmakers over a new Obamacare repeal plan Tuesday as the House scrambles to clean up the last healthcare failure.

Unfortunately, it does not look like that the tide will turn anytime soon. While talks include seeking out provisions to appease hard-line conservatives, moderates...

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Liz Warren was for Single Payer Before She was Against it Before She was for it

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 8:30am 3/29/2017 at 8:30am
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Elizabeth Warren’s opinion on healthcare and the single payer option seems to shift with political convenience. It’s hard to believe, isn’t it?

Back in 2012, when being a good Democrat meant defending Obamacare at all costs, she abandoned her prior support for a single payer plan. She got caught in an interview...

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