The Unaffordable Care Act Works Like Hell
Michael Tanner of National Review Online points out some of the awesome positives we see with Glorious Obamacare! Obamacare generates piles of relative surplus value without requiring any innovation. Already we’ve seen requests for increases for individual plans as high as 64.8 percent in Texas, 61 percent in Pennsylvania, 51.6 percent in New Mexico, 36.3 percent in Tennessee, 30.4 percent in Maryland, 25 percent in | Read More »
The Failing Health of State ObamaCare Exchanges
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Melissa Quinn to discuss the health of state ObamaCare exchanges, Florida’s rejection of Medicaid expansion and how King v. Burwell may have a dramatic impact on health insurance in 2016.
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Don’t cry for Big Insurance if federal Obamacare subsidies go away, folks.
If the federal Obamacare subsidies go away, the insurance industry will have a problem. WE will not.
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King v. Burwell and the Democratic Abyss.
The Democrats have no plans to deal with King v. Burwell, past pretending that it’s still 2009.
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Governor Greg Abbott on Campus Carry and Battling the Obama Administration
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Texas Governor Greg Abbott to discuss the campus carry legislation passed by the Texas Legislature, the Governor’s battles against the Obama Administration, and get a report on the floods that recently ravaged The Lone Star State.
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The Fight For The Surplus From The Unaffordable Care Act
The Costs Have FLown Sky-High SInce Obamacare Passed. In a really unexpected piece of amazingly unpredictable economic data, we learn the following about the Health Insurance markets nationwide. In New Mexico, market leader Health Care Service Corp. is asking for an average jump of 51.6% in premiums for 2016. The biggest insurer in Tennessee, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, has requested an | Read More »
Special Obamacare Enrollment Period Not Working Out so Well
Since many people only learned of their tax penalty for not getting health insurance in 2014 when they were doing their taxes this year, and because Obamacare is so confusing in general, the federal government authorized a special extended enrollment period for both the federal exchange, the District of Columbia’s exchange, and the exchanges of 11 states. Monday, Healthcare.gov took to Twitter to announce the | Read More »
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Hawaii’s Obamacare Exchange is Going Under
At some point, we have to ask ourselves, “Is there an Obamacare exchange that isn’t an utter failure?” The latest news regarding the Hawaii Health Connector, Hawaii’s Obamacare exchange, might be the worst faced by any state-run exchange in the country. It’s more than just glitches in the system or being millions upon millions in debt. No, the Hawaii Health Connector is in danger of | Read More »
The Unaffordable Care Act and Autauga County Alabama
Another Brick in The ACA Wall WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news. Alabama school systems have yet another problem. It started coming into focus last year. They can’t afford substitute teachers. At least they can’t work them more than 30 hours per week. Otherwise, the American Affordable Care Act requires them to provide these substitutes health insurance. Marshall County Superintendent Tim Nabors described | Read More »
David Vitter vs. the GOP
Two years before his announcement that he would run for governor, Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) 84% declared war on health care subsidies for Congress and its staff. The subsidies were to be lost thanks to Obamacare, but the White House worked with Congress to get everyone their subsidies by labeling Congress a small business enterprise or some such nonsense. Since then, Vitter | Read More »
GOP Failure Theater: Obamacare edition and starring Rand Paul
We’ve talked about Failure Theater time and again. This is when GOP representatives and senators play to us in the cheap seats by preaching fire and brimstone but when it comes time to vote, they actually vote in favor of what they railed against. Obamacare has been a veritable Broadway of Failure Theater. Senators Ron Johnson and John Barrasso, for instance, are sponsoring bills that are written | Read More »
Senator John Barrasso wins Tony Award for Failure Theater
A couple of weeks ago I posted on the pathetic attempt by Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) 45% to save Obamacare subsidies should the Supreme Court rule them illegal. His strategy is to float a bill that looks like a repeal of Obamacare but with the odd exception of funding subsidies to people who purchased insurance via federal exchanges. Why, you might | Read More »
California’s Obamacare Exchange is Running out of Money
It looks like we can add California to the list of states that set up Obamacare exchanges and now are having huge problems with them (alongside places like Oregon and Maryland). Covered California, the Golden State’s exchange was in theory supposed to become self-sustaining this year, but as anyone who has followed the Obamacare rollout knows, it’s not even close to meeting this goal. Things | Read More »