WSJ looks for good news on rising Obamacare premiums, fails to really find any.
Watch the spin! In the first look at how insurers plan to adjust prices in the second year under the federal health-care law, filings from Virginia carriers show they are opting for premium increases in 2015 that will pinch consumers’ pocketbooks but fall short of some bigger rate predictions. The new premium proposals, detailed in official filings to the state’s insurance regulator, show health plans | Read More »
Get ready for #obamacare premium increases. Or possibly ‘brace for impact.’
There is no way that you can convince a voter forced to go to the exchanges that $500 of his or her money is equivalent to $5,000, or $10,000.
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Could Obamacare be the Coup de grâce for Battered Liberal Syndrome?
Years ago I was talking to an uncle who happens to be a martial arts expert. He told me a story about being in a bar when a man started beating the heck out of his girlfriend. My uncle being my uncle, he intervened and separated the two. As he’s standing there confronting the abuser, he was attacked from behind by the girlfriend… You hear | Read More »
Obamacare Horror Stories
Last week, we asked for your personal Obamacare horror stories, as more and more middle class families are forced to surrender their dignity and grovel before government for their health insurance. Here is the latest from Patricia in North Carolina. You can email me your story at firstname.lastname@example.org. I am a 62 year old woman who has an individual policy with BCBS of North Carolina. | Read More »
Quote of the Day, Embrace The Healing Power Of “And,” Brother @charlescwcooke edition.
Charles C.W. Cooke, in the process of pointing out that Obamacare was sold to us as a money-saver – and that the Left is now apparently stupid enough to think that we’re stupid enough not to have noticed – writes: [Barack Obama's] central claim [in 2008] — that premiums would drop for the typical family by $2,500 — could literally have been taken from the | Read More »
Reality of Obamacare is Doing More for Conservatism than the Consultant Class Ever Has
If you head over to San Jose Mercury News, you’ll see an article posted over the weekend talking about the impact of Obamacare on individuals. What’s most interesting is that it shows the evolving opinions from those who previously or currently support the healthcare law, and those opinions, unsurprisingly, vary depending on their personal situation. For instance, Marilynn Gray-Raine, a breast cancer survivor, is thrilled | Read More »
Obamacare Promised $2500 Decrease in Cost for Families; Ends up as $3000 Increase
In the second debate with John McCain in 2008, Barack Obama promised, “We’re going to work with your employer to lower the cost of your premiums by up to $2,500 a year.” It wasn’t just there, though. He reiterated this numerous times on the campaign trail. Freedomworks has a great compilation to emphasize this: Well, to quote Freddie Mercury, “Another one bites the dust.” Yes, | Read More »
1099 Repeal a Metaphor for Larger Obamacare Debate
The U.S. Senate voted on Wednesday to get rid of a small part of the Obamacare bill. The eliminated provision was a requirement that all businesses submit a 1099 tax form on all purchases of goods and services of more than $600. It was designed to ensure that businesses actually keep up with and pay the taxes they owe. Your probably asking what the heck | Read More »
New Report Finds Obamacare Raises Premiums and Adds to Deficit
Obamacare was passed with very specific promises from Democrats. President Obama said “We [Senate Democrats and the Administration] agree on reforms that will finally reduce the costs of health care. Families will save on their premiums.” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid added, “We can reduce the costs of premiums for Nevadans and all Americans. This is one more reason why we need to pass health | Read More »