Posts Tagged ‘ ObamaCare ’

Doctors will be the scapegoats in the coming ObamaCare disaster

September 3, 2015
posted by

Heartland Institute Heartland Institute
by Justin Haskins  

"In short, since ACA was forced on the American people, costs have gone up, access to primary care physicians has fallen, and the overall health of the nation remains unchanged at best. Obamacare has clearly been a failure, and this damaging program's supporters have already started looking for their next scapegoat." (09/03/15)

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Why are Republicans so upset about ObamaCare?

September 3, 2015
posted by

Laurence M. Vance Future of Freedom Foundation
by Laurence M Vance  

"Although Republicans have talked incessantly about repealing Obamacare since the day it became the law of the land, they were for Republican versions of it before they were against it. They are for Republican versions of it right now. And they wholeheartedly support government intervention into the health-care and health-insurance industries that are even worse." (09/03/15)

http://fff.org/explore-freedom/article/republicans-upset-obamacare/  

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Welcome to the United States of Alice

September 3, 2015
posted by

The American Spectator
by Patrick J McCloskey  

"America is sliding down the rabbit hole and stepping through the mirror. In Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There, Alice meets Humpty Dumpty who declares, 'When I use a word ... it means just what I choose it to mean -- neither more nor less.' Whether or not one supports the Affordable Care Act (ACA), it is anything but 'affordable.' Most premiums are increasing steeply, government subsidies are growing, and the number of health providers is shrinking." (09/01/15)

http://spectator.org/articles/63937/welcome-united-states-alice  

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On health care, Walker and Rubio offer ObamaCare lite

August 31, 2015
posted by

Cato Institute Cato Institute
by Michael F Cannon  

"Republican Presidential candidates Gov. Scott Walker and Sen. Marco Rubio have put forward plans to repeal and replace Obamacare. Unfortunately, their 'replace' proposals are best described as 'Obamacare lite.' The centerpiece of both 'replace' plans is a refundable tax credit for health insurance. Yet such tax credits already exist, in Obamacare. Also like Obamacare, the Walker/Rubio tax credits would allow Washington to decide how much coverage you purchase, penalize you if you don't buy that government-defined plan, and conceal massive redistribution of income under the rubric of tax cuts. Why bother repealing Obamacare, only to recreate its worst features?" (08/28/15)

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“Cadillac Tax” on pricey insurance may drive a lot of ObamaCare lawsuits

August 5, 2015
posted by

Heartland Institute Heartland Institute
by Gene Koprowski  

"Yet another contentious area of the Obamacare law may lead to litigation. The so-called 'Cadillac Tax' on expensive health insurance policies was due to be green-lighted by regulators for 2018. But the IRS hasn't even written the regulations on that facet of the statute yet, and is now soliciting public comments, for the record, for public policy purposes. According to a report in Forbes magazine, though the public debate over the law predicted the wealthy would be hit with the tax, the ambiguously written Obamacare bill is now being interpreted by regulators to apply to the insurance companies issuing the health insurance policy in some instances, and the beneficiary's employer, in other cases." (08/05/15)

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Nowadays, health insurance isn’t really insurance

July 30, 2015
posted by

Ludwig von Mises Institute Ludwig von Mises Institute
by Jim Fedako  

"Due to Obamacare, my health plan has become something other than insurance. It is now, for the most part, nothing other than a wealth transfer scheme to benefit the politically connected over others." (07/30/15)

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Five facts to help you bring down ObamaCare

July 29, 2015
posted by

10th Amendment Center Tenth Amendment Center
by Michael Boldin  

"So you want to end Obamacare, but are wondering what you can actually do about it today. You're not alone. Should you wait for another Supreme Court opinion, support 'repeal and replace,' or hope an all-new Congress and President will do it for you in 2017? Look, don’t kid yourself. None of these are going get the job done. But for people who support the Founders' Constitution and personal liberty, there still is hope, as long as these strategies are quickly abandoned." (07/29/15)

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Millions of Americans refuse to buy ObamaCare, prefer to pay penalty

July 22, 2015
posted by

Heartland Institute Heartland Institute
by Gene Koprowski  

"Millions of Americans prefer to pay a federal tax penalty, rather than being forced to buy no-frills health insurance, a development that is surprising even the White House and progressive enthusiasts of the controversial Obamacare, according to a report. 'As many as 7.5 million U.S. taxpayers reported that they owed a tax penalty for 2014 for not signing up for health insurance, the Internal Revenue Service said. That amounted to roughly $1.5 billion in penalties,' notes Marketwatch. 'That was at least 1.5 million more taxpayers than the Obama administration expected to see paying penalties under terms of the Affordable Care Act, according to reported forecasts, and as much as triple what some officials had forecast.'" (07/21/15)

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Court rules against Little Sisters of the Poor in contraceptive coverage case

July 15, 2015
posted by

Los Angeles Times Los Angeles Times    

"A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that there is a limit to how far the government must bend to accommodate religious objections to the federal healthcare exchange. The U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that if the Colorado-based Little Sisters of the Poor want to refuse contraceptive coverage to their employees, they must sign a waiver to be exempted, and that such a waiver is not a substantial burden on the nuns' religious freedom. ... [The order] argued before a three-judge panel of the 10th Circuit that the waiver itself both crosses the nuns' moral boundary by endorsing contraceptives and gives control of their healthcare program to the government." (07/14/15)

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ObamaKill: End of life counseling

July 13, 2015
posted by

The American Spectator
by Betsy McCaughey  

"Look out, Grandma. Medicare said last week it wants to start paying for end-of-life counseling. It's being sold as 'death with dignity,' but it's more like dying for dollars. Seniors are pressured to forego life-sustaining procedures to go into hospice. That enriches the booming hospice industry and also frees up dollars for the left's favored social causes. Why is the government meddling with how we cope with death? The Institute of Medicine doesn't mince words. Scrimping on seniors will free up money 'to fund highly targeted and carefully tailored social services for both children and adults.' Just like Obamacare. Robbing Grandma to spread the wealth." (07/13/15)

http://spectator.org/articles/63425/obamakill-end-life-counseling  

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The ACA is dead — long live ObamaCare

July 12, 2015
posted by

Cato Institute Cato Institute
by Michael F Cannon  

"Say what you will about the Affordable Care Act. Democrats passed it in haste. In desperation. Without knowing what was in it. With no bipartisan support. By one vote. In the dead of night. Over public opposition. Using lies. With disdain for 'the stupidity of the American voter.' Still, barring some constitutional defect, the ACA as enacted was the law of the land. Yet President Obama and the Supreme Court now have amended the ACA to the point where it has been transformed into something no Congress ever enacted -- indeed that no Congress ever had the votes to enact. The executive and the judiciary have effectively repealed the ACA and replaced it with 'Obamacare,' which enjoys no such legitimacy." (07/10/15)

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Block granting ObamaCare to the states: Sense or nonsense?

July 1, 2015
posted by

John C. Goodman Forbes
by John C Goodman  

"It's been more than five years since the passage of Obamacare and the Republicans in Congress still don't have an alternative that they can all agree on. It's probably fair to say they aren't even close. So what's to be done? As I pointed out last week, some Republicans want to shift the issue from their plate to someone else's plate. Specifically, they want to shift the burden from the federal government to the states. But what problems will that solve?" (06/30/15)

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ObamaCare’s best allies: The courts and the Republicans

June 30, 2015
posted by

Ron Paul Campaign For Liberty
by Ron Paul  

"As dissatisfaction with Obamacare grows, there will be renewed efforts to pass a single-payer health care system. Single-payer advocates will point to Obamacare's corporatist features as being responsible for its failures and claim the only solution is to get the private sector completely out of health care. Unfortunately, many Republicans will inadvertently aid the single-payer advocates by failing to acknowledge that Obamacare is not socialist but corporatist, and that the pre-Obamacare health care system was hobbled by government intervention." (06/29/15)

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Justice John Roberts’s ObamaCare decision is an Orwellian mess

June 30, 2015
posted by

Ilya Shapiro Cato Institute
by Ilya Shapiro  

"For the second time in three years, Chief Justice John Roberts has saved President Barack Obama's signature legislation, his eponymous healthcare law that seems to enjoy more legitimacy at the Supreme Court than among the American people. What is going on here? Is the George W. Bush appointee a secret liberal, or at least a jurist who 'grew in office' like so many before him? Actually no, quite the opposite. He's the epitome of a small-c conservative, meaning that temperamentally and philosophically he works to preserve the status quo and not rock the boat. " (06/26/15)

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The law is not what it says (again!)

June 29, 2015
posted by

Timothy J. Taylor Authority!
by Timothy J Taylor  

"SCOTUS Chief Justice, John Roberts, did it again this week. He proved my point (again) when I posted here last April the fact that The Law is Not What it Says. That's right. He just wrote the 6-3 majority opinion in King v. Burwell, (the ObamaCare case) confirming that the law is not what it says -- it's what he says." (06/27/15)

http://tinyurl.com/o7652nr  

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SCOTUS saves ObamaCare — and the GOP’s 2016 prospects

June 26, 2015
posted by

Thomas L. Knapp William Lloyd Garrison Center for Libertarian Advocacy Journalism
by Thomas L Knapp  

"The US Supreme Court handed down its ruling in King v. Burwell on Thursday (June 25), putting to rest the question of whether or not certain subsidies created by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ('ObamaCare') would remain available. The Court ruled against the clear language and intent of the law. In so doing, it greatly improved the Republican Party's slim chances of maintaining its Senate majority, and possibly even winning the White House, in 2016. Yes, really." (06/25/15)

http://thegarrisoncenter.org/archives/1932  

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Rule of law dealt a blow by the Supreme Court

June 25, 2015
posted by

Competitive Enterprise Institute Competitive Enterprise Institute
by staff  

"Today the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the government in King v. Burwell, the lawsuit coordinated by the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) that challenged the IRS'[s] rewriting of the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. At issue in the case was the legality of an IRS regulation that made federal subsidies available on HealthCare.gov, the federal health insurance exchange, in addition to state-based exchanges explicitly mentioned in the law." (06/25/15)

https://cei.org/content/rule-law-dealt-blow-supreme-court  

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Court rejects challenge to ObamaCare contraception mandate

June 24, 2015
posted by

CBS News CBS News    

"A U.S. appeals court panel has ruled that certain provisions in the Affordable Care Act dealing with birth control don't violate the religious rights of faith-based groups under federal law. ...At issue was an accommodation in the federal health care law that allows religious groups to opt out of directly providing birth control coverage. The plaintiffs argued even seeking the accommodation was a violation of their rights." (06/24/15)

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ObamaCare-related mergers soar, number of health insurance carriers decline

June 23, 2015
posted by

Heartland Institute Heartland Institute
by Gene Koprowski  

"Mergers among Medicare providers are decreasing competition in the health insurance market -- yet another adverse outcome of Obamacare. According to an analysis by The Wall Street Journal, 75% of Medicare Advantage customers only have one health carrier to choose from in their market. The market for health insurance may, moreover, be reduced from five to three major carriers nationally, quite soon." (06/23/15)

http://tinyurl.com/nbkjby9  

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Shrink ObamaCare’s costs by removing rule driving up young people’s premiums

June 23, 2015
posted by

John R. Graham National Center for Policy Analysis
by John R Graham  

"The decision on King v. Burwell will determine whether tax credits being paid in 34 states without their own exchanges are legal. If the Supreme Court makes the administration follow the letter of the law, billions of dollars of federal tax credits will continue to flow to 16 states, but not the rest. ... Here is one suggestion: Remove Obamacare's rule forbidding accurate premiums by age." (06/23/15)

http://www.ncpa.org/sub/dpd/index.php?Article_ID=25781  

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How is ObamaCare working?

June 11, 2015
posted by

Michael D. Tanner Cato Institute
by Michael D Tanner  

"New evidence also suggests that Obamacare is struggling to meet its goals for covering the uninsured. According to a report in Investor's Business Daily, the Obama administration estimates that roughly 10.2 million people have enrolled in Obamacare plans and paid at least one month's premium. This meets the White House's revised sign-up goal announced late last year, though it falls below the Congressional Budget Office's earlier projections. The CBO had originally projected some 12 million sign-ups through 2015, later lowering that estimate to 11 million. So, while we should recognize that Obamacare has significantly increased coverage, there clearly is a long way to go. A very long way, in fact." (06/10/15)

http://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/how-obamacare-working-0  

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Many congressional Republicans opposing ObamaCare have a conflict of interest

June 10, 2015
posted by

John R. Graham National Center for Policy Analysis
by John R Graham  

"This is not a politically tenable situation, and both Congress and the President have an incentive to fix it as quickly as possible. Congressional Republicans have promised an offer which will be acceptable to the President while mitigating the worst effects of Obamacare. However, they have not rallied around unified response. One reason may be that many Representatives and Senators are benefitting from another illegal payment of public monies the Administration is using to prop up Obamacare." (06/08/15)

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ObamaCare health insurance COOPs are unraveling

June 4, 2015
posted by

National Center for Policy Analysis National Center for Policy Analysis
by Devon M Herrick  

"Many supporters of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) wanted a public plan option to compete with the private insurers offering insurance in the state and federal health exchanges. To placate these progressives, the ACA created a type of nonprofit health insurance cooperative that would borrow funds from the government for start-up costs and solvency reserves. However, the Consumer Operated and Oriented Plans, or health insurance COOPs, as they are commonly known, are slipping into insolvency." (06/04/15)

http://www.ncpa.org/sub/dpd/index.php?Article_ID=25725  

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An explanation: What the Supreme Court will not do to ObamaCare

June 3, 2015
posted by

Thomas L. Knapp William Lloyd Garrison Center for Libertarian Advocacy Journalism
by Thomas L Knapp  

"Writing for the Associated Press, Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar worries that the [Supreme Court's ruling in King v. Burwell] 'could wipe out health insurance for millions of people.' Let me lay that fear to rest. No such outcome is possible, for the simple reason that the health plans addressed by ObamaCare are not insurance." (06/02/15)

http://thegarrisoncenter.org/archives/1563  

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When it comes to health coverage, employers insure more than ObamaCare

May 12, 2015
posted by

John R. Graham National Center for Policy Analysis
by John R Graham  

"The RAND Corporation has published a thorough analysis of Obamacare's effect on health insurance that should have put an end to the Obamacare success narrative. Unfortunately, too many continue to confuse the effect of the delayed recovery with Obamacare. What the RAND study really shows is that employer-based benefits have been restored as jobs have started to come back, says NCPA senior fellow John R. Graham." (05/12/15)

http://www.ncpa.org/sub/dpd/index.php?Article_ID=25646  

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