Obamacare  (Page 1)

More Insurers Add Obamacare for 2019 at the Cost of Higher Prices

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cncZdhGPOgc
Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 2, 2018 at 1:00pm 7/2/2018 at 1:00pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cncZdhGPOgc

Research from Avalere Health, a healthcare consulting firm, shows that more insurance companies are adding Obamacare as an option, but in many cases, that’s going to mean higher premiums for some. From the report:

These findings are based on an Avalere analysis of the complete 2019 individual market proposed rate filings released...

Read More...
 
 
 

New Trump Admin Rule Gives Small Businesses Easier Access to Heath Insurance

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dunn_Bertner1.jpg
Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 5:00pm 6/19/2018 at 5:00pm
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dunn_Bertner1.jpg

Labor Secretary Alex Acosta announced a new rule that will help small businesses and self-employed individuals purchase health insurance. From The Wall Street Journal:

The rule makes it far easier for small businesses and self-employed individuals to band together and obtain “association health...

Read More...
 
 
 

DOJ won’t defend Obamacare mandate – unlike Obama-Holder shift on DOMA there’s a reasonable legal basis

Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 8, 2018 at 4:00pm 6/8/2018 at 4:00pm

In February 2011, the Obama/Holder DOJ abruptly announced it would refuse to continue defending the Defense of Marriage Act after years of arguing in Court that DOMA was constitutional.

In defending DOMA for years, the DOJ was upholding an important principle, that DOJ should defend existing laws in court so long as...

Read More...
 
 
 

Covered California strong-arms hospitals into cutting services

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cncZdhGPOgc
Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 1, 2018 at 9:00am 6/1/2018 at 9:00am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cncZdhGPOgc

The Obama administration once touted Covered California as a wonderful example of state health insurance exchanged.

However, in the wake of more freedoms offered to Americans under President Trump (e.g., the end of the individual mandate), it turns out many Californians are opting out of forced purchase of health insurance.  This is...

Read More...
 
 
 

Maryland’s Obamacare Insurers Request Rate Increases Up to 91% in 2019

Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 1:00pm 5/8/2018 at 1:00pm

Want relief from high Obamacare premiums? You’re out of luck in Maryland where insurers have asked for a rate increase of up to 91% in 2019.

The state’s health insurance commissioner called the rate increase a consequence of a “death spiral.”

(more…)

 
 
 

20 states sue federal government, trying to pull the plug on Obamacare

Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 7:00am 3/6/2018 at 7:00am

The last time we looked at the status of former President Barack Obama’s signature legislation, congressional Republicans had pulled the plug on Obamacare’s Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), which Republicans have tagged as the “Death Panel”.

(more…)

 
 
 

Obamacare “Death Panel” killed

Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 9, 2018 at 8:30pm 2/9/2018 at 8:30pm

Perhaps the two aspects of Donald Trump’s presidency that I admire the most are is ability to go around supposedly immovable blocks to his proposals and the way he stiffens the spines of his fellow Republicans.

After the humiliating Obamacare repeal failure of 2017, many weaker men would have moved on...

Read More...
 
 
 

Republicans Have Their Tax Plan: What’s In it And What’s Not

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tehAJgAn1Zo
Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 15, 2017 at 6:30pm 12/15/2017 at 6:30pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tehAJgAn1Zo

The drama is almost over as the Republicans have unveiled their tax bill. They are also closer to victory since Sen. Bob Corker (TN) and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) have decided to back the bill, leaving the Senate with only two undecided Republicans. From The New York Times:

On Friday, as Republicans...

Read More...
 
 
 

26-year-olds struggle as they age out of their parent’s health insurance plans

Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 4:15pm 12/14/2017 at 4:15pm

26-year-olds aging out of the parent’s health insurance policy are stuck on the struggle bus, reports CNN.

Adulting, it would seem, is hard.

(more…)

 
 
 

Senate Will Include Obamacare Mandate Repeal in Tax Bill

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jN7nGcjxGtg
Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 4:30pm 11/14/2017 at 4:30pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jN7nGcjxGtg
...
Read More...
 
 
 

Federal Judge Refuses to Force Payment of Obamacare Subsidies

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hS4ZXz-E8ek
Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 5:30pm 10/25/2017 at 5:30pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hS4ZXz-E8ek

Wednesday, a federal judge refused to force the Trump administration to make subsidy payments.

(more…)

 
 
 

Iowa Pulls Waiver Requesting Obamacare Overhaul

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zi2eVQyk7yc#action=share
Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 9:00pm 10/24/2017 at 9:00pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zi2eVQyk7yc#action=share

In August, Iowa officials submitted a request to make changes to its Obamacare market as it faced doom due to high premiums and insurance companies dropping out. Officials wanted to make changes that would “provide consumers with age- and income-based tax credits as well as using a reinsurance mechanism...

Read More...
 
 
 

Trump Throws Another Blow at Obamacare, Reportedly Scrapping Obamacare Insurer Subsidy Payments

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hS4ZXz-E8ek
Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 13, 2017 at 8:30am 10/13/2017 at 8:30am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hS4ZXz-E8ek

Thursday, Trump issued an Executive Order directing federal agencies to draft new regulations allowing employers to form insurance offerings across state lines. Many contend opening up the marketplace will allow more employer flexibility, greater choice, and as a result, lower premiums.

Before the ink had dried, a leaked report indicated...

Read More...
 
 
 

Trump Signs Executive Order to Loosen Obamacare Rules for Businesses

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hS4ZXz-E8ek
Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 1:00pm 10/12/2017 at 1:00pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hS4ZXz-E8ek

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to start loosening some rules associated with Obamacare after the Republican controlled Congress failed many times to repeal the healthcare law. From Fox News:

According to officials, Trump will direct the secretary of labor to consider expanding access to Association Health Plans, which could...

Read More...
 
 
 

Trump Admin Grants Religious Exemption from Obamacare Contraceptive Mandate

Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 6, 2017 at 4:00pm 10/6/2017 at 4:00pm

President Donald Trump’s administration has decided to roll back a portion of Obamacare that mandates a private company must include birth control coverage in health insurance plans.

From The Washington Examiner:

The new rules allow any employer to be exempt from the mandate “based on its sincerely held religious beliefs” or on...

Read More...
 
 
 

Judicial Watch: Obama’s IRS Spent $5m Pressuring Americans to Buy ObamaCare

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/05/IRS_Sign.JPG
Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 2, 2017 at 8:10pm 10/2/2017 at 8:10pm
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/05/IRS_Sign.JPG

Judicial Watch has obtained via FOIA documents showing that the Obama IRS spent $5 million in taxpayer money to pressure otherwise compliant Americans into buying ObamaCare.

Judicial Watch reports:

(more…)

 
 
 

Democrats Want to Use Obamacare Repeal Attempts Against GOP in 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o185o45iS1w
Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 2, 2017 at 12:00pm 10/2/2017 at 12:00pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o185o45iS1w

The Democrats have decided to use the GOP’s attempts to repeal Obamacare to their advantage in 2018. From The Hill:

“I think the message is really simple here: As long as Republicans control Congress, your health care is on the chopping block,” said Tyler Law, a spokesman for the Democratic Congressional Campaign...

Read More...
 
 
 
Page 1 of 2512345...1020...Last »