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  • Beltway Panic Over Obamacare Ruling

    12/18/2018 2:28:09 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 18, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: The judge’s ruling on Obamacare. I have to assume that got discussed here yesterday. (interruption) You don’t know? (interruption) Oh, that’s right. None of you were here for the guest host. (interruption) The guest host came from the igloo, yesterday. (interruption) Okay, that’s right. You know what I don’t get? (interruption) He did not discuss it? Okay. I have just been told that it was not discussed. This is so simple to me, and the fact that it’s so simple and yet what is so simple and obvious is being ignored, is all that you need to know about...
  • Health insurers tumble on Wall Street after Obamacare ruling

    12/17/2018 7:34:40 AM PST · by McQ444 · 39 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2018-12-16 21:00 | Joe Williams
    Top insurers began the trading day on Monday with losses on Wall Street after a federal judge ruled Friday afternoon that Obamacare is unconstitutional. Anthem's stock was down 2.62 percent to $268.37 per share in trading in New York. UnitedHealth Group was down 1.6 percent to $260.78, while Centene was down 7.94 percent to $117.40.
  • Don’t Believe Media Misdirection. Here Are the Real Reasons Obamacare Enrollment Is Down

    12/15/2018 12:34:45 PM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 15, 2018 | Justin Haskins
    Thanks to President Donald Trump’s slashes to the federal government’s Obamacare advertising budget and his administration’s “sabotage” of Obamacare, hundreds of thousands of clueless people have been left in the dark and aren’t enrolling in Obamacare—at least, that’s what countless reporters and pundits would have you believe. However, the truth is this issue is far more complex that what many on the Left suggest.There’s no doubt that 2019 Obamacare enrollment has dropped compared to enrollment figures from one year ago. The Associated Press reports enrollment in the federal Obamacare exchange—the health insurance exchange used by 39 states—has fallen by nearly 20...
  • Obamacare Thrown Out by Judge, Raising Insurance Uncertainty

    12/14/2018 5:48:46 PM PST · by conservative98 · 47 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | December 14, 2018 | Tom Korosec and Kartikay Mehrotra
    (Bloomberg) -- Obamacare was struck down by a Texas federal judge in a ruling that casts uncertainty on insurance coverage for millions of U.S. residents. The decision Friday finding the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional comes just before the end of a six-week open enrollment period for the program in 2019 and underscores a divide between Republicans who have long sought to invalidate the law and Democrats who fought to keep it in place. U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor in Fort Worth agreed with a coalition of Republican states led by Texas that he had to eviscerate the Affordable Care Act,...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Texas Judge has struck down Affordable Care Act, declared unconstituional

    12/14/2018 5:14:51 PM PST · by springwater13 · 253 replies
    U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor agreed with 19 States to declare the Affordable Care Act, (aka Obamacare) Unconstitutional because Congress revoked the tax penalty last year.
  • Federal judge rules Obamacare unconstitutional

    12/14/2018 6:17:15 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 59 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/14/18
    (Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge in Texas ruled on Friday that the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, is unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor in Fort Worth agreed with a coalition of 20 states that a change in tax law last year eliminating a penalty for not having health insurance invalidates the entire Obamacare law. O'Connor's decision is likely to be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • US appeals court blocks Trump birth control coverage rules

    12/13/2018 1:19:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 13, 2018 | Sudhin Thanawala
    A U.S. appeals court Thursday blocked rules by the Trump administration allowing more employers to opt out of providing women with no-cost birth control. States were likely to succeed on their claim that the changes to President Barack Obama’s health care law were made without required notice and public comment, a divided, three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said. The panel upheld a preliminary injunction against the rules issued by a lower court judge last year. An email to the Justice Department seeking comment was not immediately returned. Obama’s health care law required most companies to...
  • Vanity - HealthCare.gov, Blue Cross and Tracking Cookies

    12/11/2018 6:05:16 AM PST · by InABunkerUnderSF · 4 replies
    Vanity | 12/11/2018 | Self
    Yesterday I finished up my obamacare enrollment. I know, I could auto-renew but year after year I keep thinking "It's gotta get better than this." No such luck. But I discovered yet another thing about our fascist medicine healthcare program that I find disturbing. Monday is cleanup day for my Windows machine so first thing I ran a full anti-virus scan and a CCleaner scan for tracking cookies. As usual CCleaner found and removed about 40 tracking cookies and found no registry issues. Then I moved on to the healthcare.gov renewal task. This was simplified by the fact that we...
  • HealthCare.gov sign-ups drop 400,000 during open enrollment

    11/23/2018 11:07:23 AM PST · by spintreebob · 10 replies
    Modern Healthcare ^ | 11-21-18 | Shelby Livingston
    A little more than 1.9 million people signed up for health insurance in the first three weeks of the Affordable Care Act open enrollment for 2019 coverage. That compares with almost 2.3 million during the first three weeks of open enrollment last year, which included an additional day. Americans are signing up for coverage through the federal marketplace at a slower rate this year, but the CMS numbers don't include enrollment in states that operate their own exchanges. It also does not include those who will be automatically enrolled in plans during the last week of open enrollment, which ends...
  • Inside Story on How Roberts Changed His SCOTUS Vote on Obamacare (How C. J. Roberts screwed America)

    11/22/2018 8:56:04 AM PST · by UnstableGenius · 68 replies
    Forbes ^ | 07/01/2012 | Avik Roy
    The Obamacare Supreme Court ruling seemed strange. Chief Justice John Roberts’ reasoning was incoherent. The conservative’s dissent read like it was originally meant to be a majority opinion. Now, we know why. According to Jan Crawford of CBS News, John Roberts switched sides in May, withstanding a “one-month campaign” from his conservative colleagues to change his mind.
  • A first for Obamacare open enrollment — some stability as more insurers rejoin network

    11/03/2018 11:33:37 AM PDT · by EVO X · 41 replies
    CNBC ^ | Fri, 2 Nov 2018 | Bertha Coombs
    Nancy Sobin knows her way around paperwork. She started her own business three years ago, helping small business owners and elderly clients manage their finances. That's when she turned to the Obamacare exchanges for health coverage. "I was fortunate enough, because I was just starting my business, to get a subsidy … and it was pretty good insurance" for about $300 a month, said the owner of Professional Paperwork Services in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. But as her business improved, her insurance options changed last year. "I didn't get the subsidy anymore, because my business went well," Sobin explained. So, she...
  • Senate defeats measure to overturn Trump expansion of non-ObamaCare plans

    10/10/2018 10:21:46 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/10/18 | PETER SULLIVAN
    The Senate on Wednesday defeated a Democratic measure to overrule President Trump’s expansion of non-ObamaCare insurance plans as Democrats seek to highlight health care ahead of the midterm elections. The Democratic measure would have overruled Trump’s expansion of short-term health insurance plans, which do not have to cover people with pre-existing conditions or cover a range of health services like mental health or prescription drugs. It was defeated on an extremely narrow, mostly party line 50-50 vote, with Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) voting with Democrats in favor of overturning the short-term plans. Republicans argue the short-term plans simply provide a...
  • Rand Paul: Media Covered Up Scalise Shooter Shouting, ‘This Is for Health Care!’

    10/12/2018 7:43:20 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Oct 2018 | John Nolte
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) revealed a shocking detail the establishment media covered up about James Hodgkinson, the left-winger who attempted a mass murder at a Republican congressional baseball practice: according to Paul, the man who almost killed Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) and wounded four others was shouting, “This is for health care!” During an appearance this week on Fox & Friends, Paul said: I was there at the ballfield when Steven Scalise almost died from a very, very angry, violent man who was incited, really, by rhetoric on the left. And this hasn’t been reported enough: When he came on...
  • Trump Is Quietly Destroying Obamacare While Helping Millions of Americans—Here’s How

    09/16/2018 9:29:37 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 10 replies
    Townhall ^ | August 13, 2018 | Justin Haskins
    Despite numerous promises from congressional Democrats and President Barack Obama when they passed the Affordable Care Act in 2010, the health care law has created far more problems than it has solved. Premiums, deductibles, and health care choices have all worsened since Obamacare went into effect, and there’s no sign America’s health insurance system will improve anytime in the near future. President Trump inherited a health insurance crisis when he took office in January 2017, so he and congressional Republican leaders immediately began to work to implement their plan to replace Obamacare with a more market-centered approach to improving the...
  • Thank goodness McCain had obamacare.....oh wait.

    08/25/2018 6:42:08 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 28 replies
    freerepublic.com ^ | 8/25/18 | coldone
    Thank goodness McCain had obamacare to keep him alive this long after he got brain cancer........oh wait.
  • Insurers warn of rising premiums after Trump axes Obamacare payments again [barf]

    07/08/2018 5:30:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 8, 2018 12:53 PM | Amanda Becker, Carl O’Donnell
    Health insurers warned that a move by the Trump administration on Saturday to temporarily suspend a program that was set to pay out $10.4 billion to insurers for covering high-risk individuals last year could drive up premium costs and create marketplace uncertainty. The Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) “risk adjustment” program is intended to incentivize health insurers to cover individuals with pre-existing and chronic conditions by collecting money from insurers with relatively healthy enrollees to offset the costs of other insurers with sicker ones. President Donald Trump’s administration has used its regulatory powers to undermine the ACA on multiple fronts after...
  • Affordable Care Act’s unexpected side effect: an IOU to the IRS

    07/08/2018 11:25:28 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 37 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 8, 2018 | Catherine Ho
    Bill and Cathy Stapp stand on the deck of their sailboat Kruzin’ Kitty in Alameda. After being told they were eligible for the Covered California health care plan, they learned their income was too high to qualify for subsidized coverage
  • Did President Trump Just Kill Obamacare?

    06/18/2018 11:53:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 18, 2018 | Justin Haskins
    If you’re not a health care policy nerd like me and don’t pay close attention to the fear-mongering commonly found in outlets like The Washington Post and CNN, you may have missed the recent explosion of news stories and opinion articles bashing the Trump administration for allegedly putting Obamacare in grave danger — and doing so in a reckless and legally questionable manner, too.For instance, New York magazine accused the Trump administration of “standing against the rule of law.” The New York Times’ Margot Sanger-Katz wrote a recent Trump administration decision could make it “much more difficult for individuals and...
  • ACA insurers won't get billions in risk corridors payments, court says: 5 things to know

    06/14/2018 4:08:13 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 18 replies
    Becker's Hospital Review ^ | June 14, 2018 | Morgan Haefner
    A federal appellate court ruled health insurers are not owed billions of dollars in funding under the ACA's risk corridors program, according to Law360. Here are five things to know: 1. In two cases brought by insurers Moda Health Plan and Land of Lincoln Mutual Health, the federal appellate court decided Congress could legally withhold risk corridors funds from the two health plans. 2. The temporary risk corridors program was designed to level the financial playing field for payers during the first three years of the ACA's implementation, 2014-16. Under the program, the government collected payments from insurers with lower...
  • It’s Starting: Calif. Obamacare To Cut Hospitals That Perform ‘Too Many’ Surgeries

    06/02/2018 10:23:08 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 43 replies
    Western Journal ^ | May 30, 2018 | Cillian Zeal
    If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. If you like your health plan, you can keep your health plan. If you like the surgery you’re about to receive, you can get the surgery you’re about to receive. Yes, that’s the latest cost-cutting measure that’s about to hit Obamacare recipients. In California, according to the American Spectator, they’re going to start cutting funds to hospitals that perform too many surgeries. How many is too many, of course, is whatever the nearest bureaucrat says that it is. “Covered California, the state’s health insurance marketplace under the Affordable Care Act,...