You published a letter in the April 9 edition of the paper from Richard Brady. In it he took issue with a recent submission from Michael Cash.. As someone who actually has an Obamacare policy, I feel I must enlighten him on how Obamacare works. For those whose employers do not provide a health insurance policy they can buy into and for those who are self-employed, Obamacare has been a great boon.. He claims Obama lied about keeping your policy. Well, I still have a policy. It just cost me $140 a month instead of the previous $300. My premiums had gone up $150 a month in the three years I had my policy before the exchanges. Also, two months before the exchanges started I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. Before Obamacare went into effect, my insurance company could have and would have raised my premiums. Without Obamacare, my premium would now have been $1,000 or more a month. Needless to say, I could not have afforded that.. Let me inform him of another true Obamacare experience. A friend ...
Ohio Governor John Kasich is now insisting the Obamacare Medicaid expansion "is not about Obamacare," in an attempt to message his fight for new deficit spending around conservative opposition and months of bad news about President Obamas unpopular 2010 health law.. Expanding Medicaid - an ineffective entitlement program that already consumes nearly half of Ohios budget - to able-bodied childless adults under the age of 65 is a key component of Obamacare, or the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).. "Medicaid expansion is no different than the current Medicaid program, and to try to tie Medicaid to Obamacare, I dont see the connection," Gov. Kasich told reporter Joe Vardon last week.. The connection could not be stronger: the estimated $13 billion in new federal spending Kasich claims Medicaid expansion would "return" to Ohio over the next 7 years would come entirely from Obamacare.. Newspaper editors have joined health care industry lobbyists and progressive activists in ...
ObamaCare was passed by Congress on March 21, 2010, and signed into federal law by President Barack Obama on March 23. This law furthers the process of socializing the United States health care system begun with Medicare.[4][5] The centerpiece of ObamaCare is the individual mandate, a provision that makes it mandatory for every citizen to purchase private health insurance, which is unprecedented in American history. Through legislative mandates, ObamaCare requires private citizens to purchase health insurance, involuntarily fund abortions, and pay for sex offenders to use Viagra under the threat of legal sanctions if they do not. The new law imposes penalties that will increase to 2.5% of ones income if he fails to purchase government-approved health insurance. On June 28, 2012, the Supreme Court voted 5-4 that, while Obamacare exceeded Congresss authority under the commerce clause, the law was a permissible tax under the Constitution. [6]. The constitutionality of Obamacare was originally ...
On September 13, 2017, U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA), along with Senators Dean Heller (R-NV), and Ron Johnson (R-WI), introduced a bill to repeal Obamacare.. Here is what we know about the bill (called the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson proposal, or more commonly as the "Graham-Cassidy bill"):. 1.) It defunds Planned Parenthood for a year.* 2.) It repeals tax credits that have been used to pay for healthcare plans that cover abortion.. 3.) States would receive block grants to implement this health care policy, but those block grants would be subject to Hyde amendment protections that prohibit taxpayer funds from covering abortions. 4.) If this effort fails, Obamacare remains the law of the land. As you all know, the last effort to repeal abortion-supporting Obamacare was not successful and very disappointing.. Now is the time to act. This is our best bet for taking down abortion-supporting Obamacare and providing protections for the unborn.. Call Sen. Ron Johnson at ...
We have bad news....again.. Obamacare has not been repealed. The latest effort, the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson bill, has failed. Thanks to the capitulations of three senators, Obamacare is still the law of the land, and Planned Parenthood is still funded.. This is a major disappointment, and frankly, unacceptable.. So now, here is what we know:. 1.) Sen. Ron Johnson truly gave his all for this effort, and promises he wont give up. Please call and thank Sen. Johnson at 202-224-5323 and thank him for his dedication!. 2.) Sen. Tammy Baldwin refuses to even consider any plan to repeal Obamacare. Call Sen. Baldwin at 202-224-5653 and let her know that abortion-supporting Obamacare must be repealed, and any replacement must have pro-life provisions.. 3.) Remain vigilant. We must keep the pressure on! If you havent already, sign up for WRTLs Action Alerts and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to stay informed.. Be assured that no matter what, your efforts to be a voice for the unborn ...
Barack Obama assured us that, after his signature legislation Obamacare went into effect, we would surely like it. Now Obama has decided he doesnt want us to find out how it affects us until after the 2014 elections. Obamacare is designed to force employers of 50 or more full-time employees to provide comprehensive health insurance that includes a mandate to pay for an abortion-inducing drug. The penalty for non-compliance is a tax of $2,000 per fulltime employee per year (beyond the first 30), and the Internal Revenue Service was supposed to start collecting the penalties on Jan. 1. Obama apparently thinks he can conceal the mess he created, which even the Democrats who voted for it now call a train wreck, by simply postponing the effective date of the employer mandate one year. But the Obamacare law, as upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court, unambiguously states: EFFECTIVE DATE ... The amendments made by this section shall apply to months beginning after December 31, 2013. Obama has no ...
A week after the mid-term elections, in which the GOP gained considerable ground in Congress, U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore was asked if Americans had rejected President Barack Obama’s policies. The Milwaukee Democrat responded, in part, by saying Republicans had take many steps to "discredit" Obama, including voting more than 50 times to repeal his Affordable Care Act. "But the reality," Moore stated Nov. 11, 2014 on Wisconsin Public Radio, "is that Obamacare has lowered health care costs by $36 billion just this year. We've had the lowest health care inflation in history because of Obamacare." The bolder claim about Obamacare ...
Did you know that some Americans are being hit with health insurance rate increases of more than 500 percent? Taking advantage of "the stupidity of the American voter", the Democrats succeeded in ramming through one of the worst pieces of legislation that has ever come before Congress. The full implementation of Obamacare has been repeatedly delayed, but now we are finally starting to see the true horror of this terrible law. Thanks to Obamacare, millions of American families are losing health plans that they were very happy with, health insurance rates are skyrocketing, millions of workers are having their full-time hours cut back to part-time hours, rural hospitals all over the country are dying, and thousands of doctors are being driven out of the industry thus intensifying the greatest doctor shortage in U.S. history. Obamacare is a slow-motion train wreck of epic proportions, and the full effect of this law is only beginning to be felt. In the end, the economic impact of this law will ...
http://i45.tinypic.com/2vjqwap.jpg ECONOMIST: 75% of Obamacare costs to fall on Americans making less than $120,000 a year Take Your Medicine, America Stephen Moore, Senior Economics Writer with the Wall Street Journal, told FOX and Friends this morning that nearly 75% of Obamacare costs will fall on the backs of those Americans making less than $120,000 a year. It s a big punch in the stomach to middle class families. Obamacare: It s not just a big f***ing deal It s a big
The National Health Measurement Study (NHMS) surveyed older United States adults with a suite of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) indices to allow comparison and cross-calibration of these instruments. The design oversampled African Americans and older individuals to allow subgroup analyses. Several preference-weighted indices measuring self-reported generic HRQoL are used widely in population surveys and clinical studies in the United States and around the world. These indices are used to evaluate individual and population health. Because they have been developed using econometric methods to elicit utility weights for their scoring systems, they are generally accepted for use in cost-effectiveness analyses of health interventions. Each index uses a multidimensional representation of health, but each index covers the dimensions of health (e.g., physical function, mental function, social function, pain, other symptoms, etc.) differently, and uses questionnaires with different psychometric ...
Meanwhile, a few economists opine that the bill posed concerns for maternity care and prescription drugs coverage while challenging pre-existing ailments like cancer or Alzheimers protections among patients.. Will Obamacare Stay?. Chairman of the Republican Study Committee Mark Walker has said, "The House is going to continue to fight if we have to look at this piece by piece or bill by bill," in an exclusive Facebook Live interview to The Daily Signal. He further said that, ""We are going to continue to fulfill the promise that we made last year, and even longer [ago] than that, to remove this huge legislative burden of what is Obamacare.". How Is MedTech Positioned?. Though Medtech is faced with intense volatility, there are bountiful opportunities in the space. Per a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services report published by Advisory Board, the U.S. health care spending is estimated to reach approximately $5.5 trillion by 2025, representing 19.9% of Gross Domestic Product (based on ...
The rule, put forward by the Department of Labor, would allow individuals and small businesses to form an association based on geography or industry and purchase health insurance that would be exempt from some rules of the Affordable Care Act.. The rule also allows sole proprietors to join such associations. Currently, sole proprietors can purchase individual insurance through the Obamacare individual market, created under former Democratic President Barack Obamas healthcare law.. The rule must go through a comment period but is likely to gain approval, helping to enact a similar executive order Trump signed in October.. Under Obamacare, all health insurance plans must cover a set of 10 essential health benefits, such as maternity and newborn care, addiction and mental health treatment and prescription drugs. The proposed rule would allow small business associations to purchase health plans that do not necessarily cover all of these benefits, which proponents say would help lower ...
Article: In 2 Charts: Why Hillary (and Bill) Clinton Damn Well Better Hope Obamacare Succeeds - Bill Clinton did it again. On Tuesday, he interjected himself into the ongoing political tussle over the implementation of Obamacare by declaring that President Barack Obama should honor his commitment to allow people to hang on to their preexisting health insurance plans.
share#Other failures took longer to become manifest. The architects of Obamacare are deeply distrustful of the role of for-profit companies in the health-care business because, in their nearly pristine ignorance, they falsely believe profits to be net deductions from the sum of the public good rather than measures of the creation of real social value. So they created incentives to set up co-ops, nonprofit enterprises that would administer Obamacare plans in particular states and jurisdictions. It was obvious from the beginning that if Obamacares perverse incentives created insurance pools that were older and sicker rather than younger and healthier, these co-ops wouldnt be economically viable: You need lots of young, healthy insurance subscribers to offset the costs associated with your older, sicker subscribers. Many of us - myself included - assumed that the federal government under President Obama would simply write these co-ops huge checks to keep them afloat. We were half right: The ...
Here are five stories from individuals whose premiums have increased as a result of ObamaCare:. 1. "Prior to the ACA I got pretty good insurance from my employer for free. This included health and dental insurance. As of April 1, 2014 the premiums were raised to the point that I could not afford to keep either.". - Levi C. from Mt. Vernon, IL. 2. "Today was a very sad day in our household. Thanks to the new healthcare reform, we had to make the painful decision to drop our medical health coverage. Why? Because we simply do not have an extra $7,000 lying around to afford our current policy.". - Deborah H. from Franklin Furnace, OH. 3. "My premiums went up by over $150.00 a month. I know that is not that much compared to most people, but it devastates my budget.". - Judy J. from Athens, GA. 4. "Im paying more than twice what I paid before ObamaCare went into effect and with a higher deductible. I have to scrimp and save every penny I have just to get the medicine I need.". - Maggie M. from ...
When asked if they approved or disapproved of the "Affordable Care Act, sometimes called Obamacare," 60 percent of rural voters said they opposed the law, and 34 percent said they favored it. Without reference to "Obamacare," voters were asked if they approved or disapproved of the law, which "would give states the opportunity to extend Medicaid coverage to cover more low income families with health insurance, with the federal government picking up 90 percent of the costs," and 45 percent said they approved, while 42 percent disapproved ...
One thing that Ive found confusing in the Obamacare repeal coverage is the issue of who exactly benefits from Obamacare. Much of the reporting makes it sound like the ACA only applies to people in the "marketplace," who tend to be people who work for themselves or are unemployed or in school. In fact, many of the ACAs protections apply to everyone.. For example, the pre-existing conditions protection protects everyone, even those at a regular job. In the past, if you had a pre-existing condition and started a new job, you might have to wait a year before your new insurance would cover that condition. Now thats no longer the case. Also, employers didnt have to cover all the basic benefits, now they do.. But theres another way the Trump/Ryan bill can affect people who dont work for themselves, or otherwise currently have insurance. What if your status changes? Meaning, what if you lose your job? When I left the UN, I wasnt allowed to get COBRA coverage, I had to go and buy my own insurance. ...
At the request of Nancy Pelosi, the Congressional Budget Office has just released a study intended to better understand the potential economic impacts that would result from the cancellation of taxpayer funded Obamacare subsidies (a.k.a. cost-sharing reductions or CSRs). Among other things finds that cutting CSRs would cause a 20% spike in Obamacare premiums in 2018 and result in a $194 billion increase in the deficit from 2017 through 2026.
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Posted on 03/08/2013 7:58:04 AM PST by SeekAndFind. The Affordable Care Act, also known as ObamaCare, has transformed the healthcare landscape across America. Though not yet fully implemented, it is already changing the way we buy and access healthcare, mostly in negative ways. Premiums keep going up. Doctors are speeding up their retirements to avoid having to deal with the law. Its push to digitize our medical records may expose Americans to violations of our privacy, and even to misdiagnoses as doctors and nurses are forced to use templates rather than handwritten notes to describe the ailments patients present them. ObamaCare is also creating chaos in how states deal with which medical personnel are allowed to perform different tasks. The Department of Health and Human Services essentially writes much of the law on the fly, and state legislatures and health departments find themselves regulating between the voluminous law s many gaps. Chaos presents opportunities, and into those ...
On Monday, The Heritage Foundation hosted a panel of current and future physicians to discuss the impact of Obamacare on their profession. Their remarks highlighted the importance of the doctor-patient relationship as the heart of the practice of medicine and detailed direct threats as a result of the new health law.. Representative Michael Burgess, M.D., (R-TX) explained that part of being a physician is fighting for the best interests of each individual patient. Under Obamacare, this will be harder to do, as government inserts itself further into the provision of care. One example is the creation of accountable care organizations (ACOs) in Medicare. Representative Burgess pointed out that under ACOs, doctors would not be held accountable to patients, but rather to the hospital or health plan in charge. Based on his experience as an OB/GYN, Representative Burgess argued that it will be more difficult for doctors to stand up for patients needs to insurers or the government if they work directly ...
Lets say 77077 zip and my family has never used more than 3500 dollars in a year for medical bills and that was for two childbirths so I think Id just go with the cheapest plan which I suppose would be disaster type coverage like for a heart attack, stroke, or cancer. Thanks for making the effort. When I filled out my taxes with the H&R Block free program it said I owed $185 for my Obamacare penalty so thats what I paid but I didnt know the number to use to see if the Obamacare plan I was supposed to pick would be more than 8% of our annual income (lets say 53k, "luckily" our stocks dont pay any dividends so they dont count for income unless we sell). Thats only $4240 so Im probably one of those who can get my penalty back from the IRS. Perhaps. I heard the IRS actually knows there are a lot of people who deserve to have their penalties refunded and they know who they are but they arent going to really act on it. It would be worth it though to fill out an adjustment. ...
One of the popular objections to GOP reform is that ObamaCare saved thousands of lives per year, and hence that tinkering with it will literally kill lots of people. Theres just one problem - the data suggest that if anything, ObamaCare actually caused more Americans to die.
Here we go again. Americans for Prosperity, the conservative advocacy group backed by the Koch brothers, is running Obamacare attack ads featuring a cancer patient who claimed her treatments were unaffordable under the new health care law. On Monday, The Detroit News reported that the patient will actually save more than $1,000 a year. Julie Boonstra says…
Yeah, weve already told you this. But Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) now admits that he thinks Obamacare will be a train wreck.. "I just see a huge train wreck coming down," he told Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius at a Wednesday hearing. "You and I have discussed this many times, and I dont see any results yet.". via Baucus warns of huge train wreck enacting ObamaCare provisions - The Hills Healthwatch.. Yes. We tried to warn you.. That doesnt make us feel any better.. ...
As ObamaCare discussions go on and a potential Government shutdown aimed at preventing its funding, the White House releases an animated video on showing the benefits of ObamaCare ahead of its
Youve heard about vaccination and its dangers. Lets look at the facts and myths on vaccines covered under ObamaCare at no out-of-pocket costs.
CAMBRIDGE, Md. - Seeking to distinguish themselves as a party of alternatives, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said Republicans will vote on an alternative to President Barack Obama's health care law this year. The size and structure of the bill remains in flux, he said, but he announced to the GOP Conference members gathered here for their annual retreat that a vote will happen in the coming months, according to a source in the meeting. House Republicans will rally around an alternative to Obamacare and put it on the floor and pass it this year, he said. A few Republicans have produced comprehensive bills that they have pitched as viable alternatives to the Affordable Care Act. Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., for instance, has a bill and the conservative Republican Study Committee has asked leaders to consider another bill that it has touted. The group's chairman, Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., told reporters at the retreat here that it matters less whose name is on the bill than that ...
The news that the insurance exchanges in Obamacare have exceeded their original enrollment projections - the projections made before the bungled website rollout cost two months of sign-up time and created a branding catastrophe for the entire program - is sending reverberations of shock through Washington. One immediate conclusion is that the Republican war to…
Ive said it for awhile now, and I guess it needs repeating again. Obamacare is literally a hand out to the insurance companies because the Democrats couldnt stick to their guns of wanting truly socialized healthcare and caved to the Republicans to implement the Republican plan. The one of the reasons this happened is because the Democrats didnt want to put a whole industry out of business (thus creating MORE unemployed people). The likelihood of the ACA leading to socialized healthcare is minimal. Whats more likely is that theyll just "fix" the ACA (translation: hammer the square peg into the round hole until it is wedged in there good and tight) so that it kind of works. The reason I say this is because that is what the government does with ALL of its faulty legislation. It rarely ever just repeals and starts over ...
In a colossal "oh by the way" revelation, last Friday afternoon the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), a federal agency under the United States Department of Health and Human Services (that would be the executive branch run by President Obama), quietly released a report exposing the fact that under Obamacare, two-thirds of Americans who work at small businesses will see their insurance premiums increase. So this report - which is more than two years late - says over 11 million American workers will have higher health insurance premiums because of Obamacare. Despite the administrations attempts to, as House Speaker John Boehner put it, "delay and deemphasize" the report, we now have it straight from the Obama administration that Obamacare will raise health-insurance premiums for American workers. That is a far cry from Obamas 2008 campaign promise that families would see lower health insurance premiums - $2,500 lower, to be exact - under Obamacare ...
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- The Obama administration is again proposing that taxpayers foot the bill for more embryonic stem cell research beyond what President Barack Obamas executive order has already funded. Thats despite the fact that scientists are no closer to correcting problems with the cells to actually help patients ...
Despite the sudden rash of nervousness among Democratic lawmakers over the problems plaguing the rollout of Obamacare, the death of the Affordable Care Act is not on the horizon.Alexander Burns and Katie Glueck assess the situation HERE:A White House under siege. A signature policy initiative turning into an embarrassing public spectacle. Dissent within the presidents own party that threatens to turn into a full-blown revolt.For Republicans, such a moment came in 2005, as the party faced a daunting midterm election under the shadow of the disastrous Iraq War and a presidency in the dumps. For Democrats, ... Read more
President Trump is trying to sabotage the ACA, all after basically telling Republicans in the Senate to give up on trying to repeal Obamacare.
Researchers at Clemson University provided The Wall Street Journal with the set of about 9,800 tweets involving health policy and the ACA that the IRA posted over that period. An analysis by the Journal found that 80% of the tweets had conservative-leaning political messages, often disparaging the health law. [...]. Pro-ACA tweets peaked around the spring of 2016, possibly aimed at fostering division between Mrs. Clinton and her presidential primary rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.). Anti-ACA tweets intensified in mid-2017 as Republicans mounted their push to repeal the law, apparently seeking to capitalize on the emotions generated by that effort. "Let Obamacare crash & burn. Do not bail out insurance companies," said a tweet from an IRA-linked account called JUSMASXTRT on Aug. 28, 2017.. The tweeters displayed political savvy, retweeting respected analysts and citing pop culture figures like singer Clay Aiken, who gained fame on "American Idol," as ACA supporters. They latched onto ...
It was inevitable once the IRS admitted it had inappropriately targeted conservative non-profits for excessive scrutiny that Republicans would blend the controversy into their ongoing attacks on the Affordable Care Act.. After all, the Affordable Care Act tasks the IRS with administering tax collection and subsidy provision under the law, and will thus require it to hire new employees.. Conservatives and GOP members of Congress issued dire warnings shortly after the news broke. But the fact that the revelation came less than a week before the House of Representatives votes (again) to repeal Obamacare probably hastened a legislative linkage.. And here it is.. In a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller, Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) calls for freezing those dollars for now.. "I believe we need to address IRS funding in the health care law now, which may mean calling for a temporary suspension until it is clearer where this funding will ...
Miss Pestis took a deep breath and then continued. "One of the stronger criticisms of Obamacare was the feeling that young people would not purchase the required insurance because they simply did not feel the need to. Now that their mama is telling them to sign up, we are confident that most will. As well, many small businesses were concerned about having to insure their workers and that it would cost them too much to do so. Again, can you imagine 12 angry mamas going down to Any Small Business, USA and demanding all their kids be insured? Its a no brainer. The Republicans may have control of the House of Representatives but weve got their mamas." ...
The most important amendment Republicans must propose for Obamas Medi-Grab bill is a very easy one: Resolved: that all federal and state employees must enroll in ObamaCare, without exception. Any violation of this amendment will be punishable by a fine, imprisonment, and/or loss of federal or st...
The most important amendment Republicans must propose for Obamas Medi-Grab bill is a very easy one: Resolved: that all federal and state employees must enroll in ObamaCare, without exception. Any violation of this amendment will be punishable by a fine, imprisonment, and/or loss of federal or st...
Excerpt from Twitchy Written by Brett T. Asked Tuesday about the Trump administrations plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, Vice President-elect Mike Pence told reporters that there would be an orderly transition from the Affordable Care Act to its successor. RELATED: Republicans Begin to Unite Ar...
Republicans are struggling to replace Obamacare is because there are deep divisions about what conservatives goals should be on health care ...
In my column Wednesday, I argued that this falls congressional election campaign wont focus solely on Obamacare, even though some Republican candidates say they think thats the way to win. But wait, I hear you ask: Doesnt the latest forecast from the Congressional Budget Office - the one that...
As Republicans work to repeal Obamacare, working class residents are fearful of what will happen if a replacement is not ready in time. Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel joins MSNBC to discuss.
Several Democratic lawmakers are growing frustrated with Republican congressional leaders because they have yet to take up bipartisan measures aimed at fixing parts of Obamacare.
The most trusted voice in America on Obamacare isnt the president -- or most of the media, Congress or insurance companies. Its Fox New...
The point of no return is fast approaching: Implementation of the Affordable Care Act begins Oct. 1. It is imperative to take action to stop this job-killing overreach of Government. ObamaCare is anything but affordable. If it were so great, then unions, big business and Congress would not be begging for exemptions. Even the IRS employees who will be charged with enforcing this debacle are whining to be exempted from it. What about the rest of us? This country cannot afford another ill-conceived entitlement program. The healthcare system needs some tweaking, but by and large our healthcare system is the best on the planet. The last thing Americans need is the government or the director of Health and Human Services telling us what procedures we can and cannot receive. What most fail to understand about universal health care is that it is not about health care; it is about control or every aspect of our lives. Just the fact that the IRS (which is currently under scrutiny for unethical practices) ...
Obamas "High-Profile Pledge" That All Americans Could Keep Their Doctor Under ObamaCare Is His Next Broken Promise."Barack Obamas broken promise that all Americans would be able to keep their health care plans after the implementation of the Affordable Care Act has infuriated people who took the President at his word and rattled even his staunchest supporters. But for the President, the real political pain may only be starting. Come 2014, the rest of the country may learn that another high-profile pledge was untrue. No matter how we reform health care, Obama said in 2009, we will keep this promise: if you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. Period." (Alex Altman, "You Can Keep Your Doctor: ObamaCares Next Broken Promise?" Time , 11/19/13) ...
With repeal, there is not some soft landing. There is not any capacity on the part of states to backfill what these cuts will do," Jones said. "I am very frustrated that the progress that has been made reducing the uninsured by half in this state and the nation will be undone. I am horror struck at all the Americans who will be without health insurance.". Vetoed bill. Congress already has voted to eliminate funding for Medicaid expansion and premium tax credits to dismantle two key pillars of the health law. Obama vetoed that legislation earlier this year, but Trump made the repeal of Obamacare a centerpiece of his campaign.. If repeal goes through, state leaders and consumer advocates may look to the ballot box, asking voters to fund expanded health coverage through higher taxes or fees. In Tuesdays election, Californians backed the extension of a hospital fee to help pay for Medi-Cal, the states Medicaid program.. State officials could aim even higher and try for a government-funded ...
It turns out that at least 7 million Americans will not be able to keep their current health insurance plans under Obamacare, news reports say, despite Obamas assurances that they would.
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If people do not have health insurance, they will have to pay a fine. The first year, such fine could be as small as $95 if the person doesnt get insurance through Medicaid or the exchanges - or if they choose not to get whatever insurance offered by their employer. "The penalties the first year are very low and may not be enough to sway people," Pearson says, and the federal government will help pay the premiums for anyone making up to about $46,000 for an individual, as much as $94,000 for a family of four.. The premise behind Obamacare is to help those who cannot afford health insurance, and to provide them the care they need. However, nearly half of the states have declined to expand Medicaid, which would have made more Americans eligible - something the federal government was counting on. Accordingly, people in those states who make too much money to qualify for Medicaid, but too little to qualify for the exchanges, could end up having to choose between the lesser of two evils: 1) paying ...
You actually have to scroll down to the blogs section to get a mention of yesterdays circus. You can also go to the politics page, but, not on the front page!. CNN? I sort of tiny blurb. MSNBC? Nope. NY Times? Nada. The Washington Post decides that a picture of Michelle Obama and her wanting "substance" was more news worthy. And that trend continues. Even Memeorandum barely cares, and the few stories/blog postsare mostly not about the prime time infomercial which kept The Unusuals off the air.. ABC News even tries fact checking ObamaCare, and finds it lacking. You can also find the full transcript here. ABC was nice enough to go to commercial multiple times to give Dr. Neophyte a chance to be given his answers. But, really, who cares? The MSM sure doesnt seem to care, so, lets go to a funny Washington Post article happily entitled Most Want Health Reform But Fear Its Side Effects. ...
A report released last week by Citizen Action of Wisconsin reveals health consumers in Wisconsin will pay on average a stunning 79 percent to 99 percent more for health insurance than their counterparts in Minnesota on the new marketplaces created by Obamacare.. The report shows that two decisions made by Gov. Walkers administration explain a substantial portion of the disparity. The fundamental difference between the two states, which are similar geographically and demographically, and have comparable underlying medical costs, is that Minnesota has embraced the national health care reform law and is using the tools it provides to deliver more affordable health insurance, while the Walker administration has tried to undermine the law at every turn.. One bad decision involved Badgercare. It is already well known that Walkers decision to reject enhanced federal Medicaid funding to strengthen Badgercare cost the state budget $119 million more to cover fewer people. Our new report shows that ...
WASHINGTON - Hunter Alford is the happy kid next door with a big grin who idolizes country music star Blake Shelton.. His parents call him a "wild, fun loving, zombie-killing boy who loves the military and police.". He is normal in every way, except this 7-year-old already plays guitar and keyboards and has his heart set on learning to fiddle.. Something else sets Hunter apart.. He was born with a rare form of cancer and lost his health insurance just after Obamacare went into effect.. Americans were told the health-care law was designed to help children just like Hunter, born with a deadly pre-existing condition and little means to pay for expensive treatments.. The Affordable Care Act was not supposed to take away the insurance these most-vulnerable children already had and leave them utterly defenseless against a life-threatening disease.. Answers are hard to come by, but it looks like thats what the presidents signature achievement has done in the small town of Gainesville, Texas.. Why ...
Six million people have enrolled in government healthcare programs for the poor, including Medicaid, since the launch of Obamacare health insurance enrollment on Oct. 1, the Obama administration said on Wednesday.
1]March 27, 2013. By John Seiler. Many people, including yours truly, have warned that Obamacare would lead to higher costs and worse medical care. Thats now happening like a heart attack.. A new estimate[2] by the Society of Actuaries pegs increases in California medical claims costs by 2017 at 62 percent. This is for "individual health insurance markets, where people purchase coverage directly from insurers rather than get coverage from employers.". Meanwhile, reported the Orange County Register[3], "Anaheim General Hospital, which made a rare turnaround two years ago after a near-fatal loss of federal funds, will go out of business in May.. "The closure will result in the loss of 142 hospital beds at a time when Orange County hospitals are preparing to serve more patients because of the federal Affordable Care Act.". The hospital did have some problems meeting federal health requirements. The real cause of the closed hospital is the immense paperwork from Medicare, Medi-Cal - and now ...
The WaPo wants to highlight the good news about ObamaCare, so they lead with the touching story of an aging Young Invincible who gambled with his health insurance and lost: Beneath health laws botched rollout is basic benefit for millions...
The APTC is the financial assistance received by Obamacare enrollees that helps to offset the cost of their premium payment. In order to qualify for this subsidy, an individual would need an income of between 100% of the federal poverty level and 400% of the FPL (i.e., between $11,670 and $46,680). Anything below 100% would be covered by Medicaid. Enrollees usually have two choices when it comes to receiving their APTC: They can either have payments prepaid to their insurer (which is what a vast majority of enrollees do), or they can take the lump-sum payment up front and use the money to pay for their health premiums on a monthly basis.. In addition to the APTC, individuals earning between 100% and 250% of the FPL may be eligible for cost-sharing reductions, or CSRs. On top of paying a monthly insurance premium, individuals may also be responsible for out-of-pocket fees associated with copays for visits, and deductibles for services rendered. CSRs are responsible for lowering the amount ...
The Obama administration will delay second-year enrollment in Obamacare by one month, effectively pushing back sign-ups for health exchan...
Then there is the question of how many people signing up on the Obamacare exchanges previously had health insurance? Asking different carriers yields different answers. Most often they only know if they had the person on their rolls before--maybe they were with another carrier. The information I am getting is that anywhere from 50% to 80% of the enrollments are from people who either had their prior policy cancelled or had a policy before but chose to give it up because they could now get a subsidy that made the cost of coverage cheaper for them ...
On July 3, with Americans preparing to celebrate freedom, the Obama administration reduced freedom by adding 1,296 pages of new regulations to ObamaCare. It was...
As a health policy expert, Hadley Heath has warned about the problems with Obamacare for years. Now shes facing the real-life consequences of the law.
One partial of a Affordable Health Care Act that kicks in with a rest of Obamacare in 2014 is a larger financial inducement for employers to exercise wellness programs.. Worker wellness programs - ways for employees to get healthier by such equipment as checkups, examination and weight detriment programs, smoking relinquishment as good as vaccinations - have been around for some-more than 30 years with a compared financial rewards and punishments regulated by a sovereign government.. And even nonetheless its not a imperative sustenance - employers can select to equivocate implementing any workman health module - many some-more firms are approaching to take partial in environment adult these skeleton subsequent year in an bid to cut down on health caring costs.. What it means economically for workers whose employers do attend can be a churned bag depending on their habits. There are bigger financial rewards for healthier workers along with some-more dear punishments - privately increasing word ...
Like the headlights of a Mac Truck on I-95, HealthSource RI (HSRI), our health insurance program under what is both derisively and fondly called ObamaCare, is coming at us hard and fast: l …
Rep. Andy Harris used an appearance Monday on CNN's Crossfire to argue that the problems people are facing as they try to sign up for health insurance through Obamacare is only the beginning.
To sell Obamacare, the president and first lady on Wednesday told a group of eight mothers that they must talk about the benefits of the law in the grocery store and elsewhere in their day-to-day lives.
One important component of Obamacare - a dependent coverage provision for young people - took effect in 2010. It allowed dependents to remain on parents insurance coverage until age of 26. This column discusses the impact of this coverage on a number of outcomes. The results indicate that provision improved young adults health care access, did not influence preventive care
There are so many good articles on Obamacare, that it might be a good idea to have some of them in one location. High Deductibles Chase the Middle Class from Health Services http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/11/high_deductibles_chase_the_middle_class_from_health_services.html ...In this report, a young lady rails against the costs of her new ObamaCare-compliant insurance coverage. Her previous policy cost her $199 per month with a $1,500 annual deductible ($3,888 total before 100%
HBO host Bill Maher is questioning why Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is heading back to Washington after being diagnosed with brain cancer to vote on an ObamaCare repeal bill that will leave other sick ppl without care.
So those recalcitrant, individualist 30-45 million Americans will be forced to buy government insurance via private or public options, whether they want it or not, for those are the choices, backed by mandates and force, not the free market. And we better get used to it: mandates, rationing, and lack of choice, we will be increasingly facing, as American medicine becomes more and more socialized under ObamaCare.. So after years of medical innovations and advances, increasing cancer prevention (e.g., mammography, colonoscopy, and PSA testing) and associated increasing survival rates in breast, colon, and prostate cancer, the word is out that "more care is not necessarily better!" Moreover, paving the way for the coming rationing of health services, we are hearing, more and more, that some breast, colon, and prostate cancers may be slow growing and not as invasive as "we thought ," and that, after all, they may not require treatment!. According to the CDC in 2005 (the most recent year for which ...
Less than five months before the Affordable Care Act fully kicks in, hospitals are improving care and saving millions of dollars with one of the least touted but potentially most effective provisions of the law. While much of the focus on Obamacare has been on the government rush to open insurance exchanges by Oct. 1, 252 hospitals and physician groups across the U.S. have signed up to join the administrations accountable care program, in which they share the financial risk of keeping patients healthy.. ...
SUNDAY, June 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- More American women under age 65 have been diagnosed sooner and treated earlier for ovarian cancer since the Affordable Care Act went into effect in 2010, new research shows.. And, more women received treatment within 30 days of diagnosis, improving their survival odds, the researchers said.. For the study, the investigators analyzed data from the U.S. National Cancer Database. They compared nearly 36,000 women who were diagnosed and treated between 2004 and 2009, with more than 37,000 women diagnosed and treated between 2011 and 2014. Women in both groups were between 21 and 64 years of age.. A similar number of seniors with ovarian cancer was used as a control group, because those women had access to Medicare and were much less likely to be uninsured before or after introduction of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.. Compared with the control group, there was a 1.7% gain in early-stage diagnosis and a 1.6% improvement in treatment within ...
A case study of health care in Belgium vs. the United States, and reader comments on the health care system as impacted by ObamaCare
Dont be misled by Dale Brumfields doomsday column about the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare. Brumfield asserts that economic necessity, cost, will keep insurance...
Senate GOP leaders have added language to their Obamacare repeal bill that would shift money to states such as Alaska and Maine in an apparent attempt to sway R
Is Obamacare on the ropes? The Government Accountability Office recently reported that it is falling behind schedule. Insurance exchanges, which are the centerpiece of its coverage expansion, may not be ready by the planned October 1 start date. - Robert I. Field, Ph.D., J.D., M.P.H.
This year, approximately 232,000 women in America will be diagnosed with breast cancer, according to information from the American Cancer Society. Look around at your group of friends. The National Cancer Institute says that one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.Coming in 2014, the Affordable Care Act, colloquially known as Obamacare, could make it easier to detect, diagnose and treat breast cancer. Reforms could make it easier for Americans to
This year, approximately 232,000 women in America will be diagnosed with breast cancer, according to information from the American Cancer Society. Look around at your group of friends. The National Cancer Institute says that one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.Coming in 2014, the Affordable Care Act, colloquially known as Obamacare, could make it easier to detect, diagnose and treat breast cancer. Reforms could make it easier for Americans to
This year, approximately 232,000 women in America will be diagnosed with breast cancer, according to information from the American Cancer Society. Look around at your group of friends. The National Cancer Institute says that one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.Coming in 2014, the Affordable Care Act, colloquially known as Obamacare, could make it easier to detect, diagnose and treat breast cancer. Reforms could make it easier for Americans to
This year, approximately 232,000 women in America will be diagnosed with breast cancer, according to information from the American Cancer Society. Look around at your group of friends. The National Cancer Institute says that one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.Coming in 2014, the Affordable Care Act, colloquially known as Obamacare, could make it easier to detect, diagnose and treat breast cancer. Reforms could make it easier for Americans to
Cuts to federal grants that fund enrollment efforts, plus general confusion over Obamacare repeal efforts in D.C., could cause fewer Illinoisans to sign up for insurance, experts warn.
Or maybe this means that the health care reform legislation is doomed before the Supreme Court. Look these days Kennedy pretty much decides all cases. Its his constitution, and we are just living under it. He found the way he did in Lawrence not because the law said so, but because he wanted it to be, so he decided it would be. I dont believe any more that he gives a whiff what the founders thought; he just makes it up. And he would surely recognize that if this law is upheld, then we have pulled the rug out from under every single decision expanding sexual freedom going all the way back to Griswold v. Connecticut (discovering a supposed constitutional right to birth control). I mean, Kennedy is no originalist, but like most justices they try to rule by principles that are even-handedly applied. So maybe he would see the danger to his beloved Lawrence, and strike down all or most of Obamacare ...
Obamacare Version 1.0 is dead. The 1,000-page monstrosity that emerged in various editions from Congress was done in by widespread national revulsion not just at its expense and intrusiveness but at the mendacity with which it is being sold. You dont need a Ph.D. to see that the promise to expand coverage and reduce costs is a crude deception, or that cutting $500 billion from Medicare without affecting care is a fiction.
Karl Rove takes on Pres. Obamas repeated claim that Americans could keep their insurance under ObamaCare - and the ultimate White House admission that it wasnt true
The current Obamacare tug of war between the White House and the GOP harks back to last years deathmatch over the debt ceiling and the federal deficit. The memory of the across-the-board budget cuts known as sequestration is still fresh in the minds of many Americans, perhaps because it isnt a memory at all.
Now that the Supreme Court has ruled the Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as Obamacare, constitutional, I am concerned about its effect on those who need quality health care the most: the poor and
Ohios heretofore conservative governor, John Kasich, has decided he will accept federal money to expand Medicaid benefits--a move that puts him on the side of ObamaCare.
Not sure how Obamacare affects you in California? Learn how the Affordable Care Act works in California, including costs, benefits, and enrollment.
Despite the endless controversies dogging Obamacare, the CEO of Mount Sinai Health Systems believes the legislation is meeting many of its goals.
And they closed with the words, "Together, we can resist." We might observe that "resistance" has become, in fact, the favored word of the Trump-era left. Since then, weve seen some of the results of this new lefty spirit of resistance. On January 14, Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.), who represents suburban Denver, was holding normal "office hours" for his constituents in Aurora; typically, such sessions involve a dozen or so citizens ambling in to complain about lost Social Security checks or to talk about getting a son or daughter into one of the service academies. And yet this time, 100 or more people showed up, mostly to protest loudly against possible cuts in Obamacare and other government health-insurance programs, such as Medicare. Was it all a set-up? The political equivalent of an ambush? Quite possibly, and yet the result was exactly what the authors of the Indivisible guide had in mind. The story was big news in Denver, and big news nationally. From their point of view, thats a mission: ...
Latest delay includes provision that firms must certify to IRS that ObamaCare was not a motivating factor in their staffing decisions.
Hawaiis sinking, while California is soaring when it comes to maximizing federal funds for enrolling people in Obamacare plans.
I have been trying to think of a good metaphor for the Obamacare debacle. I think I found it in the Vasa. Vasa was a Swedish warship launched in 1628 - only to sink after sailing less than a mile. It is so apt! Here
The Congressional Budget Office has projected that Obamacare will cost $250 billion a decade from now. Lets see where it leads us.
West coast hamburger joint Fatburger has found a way to adjust ahead of Obamacare without cutting hours or employees. CEO of Fatburger Andy Wienderhorn explains how.
Best of the Web Today columnist James Taranto explains why the financial marketplace underpinning ObamaCare wont work. Photos: AP
Obamacare is being developed by leftist politicians who are determined to take over the medical care industry regardless of public opinion.
Venture capitalists predict 10 changes in the healthcare market in 2017. They say Obamacare wont change much and drug costs will rise.
How do the journalists at Nightline define news? On Monday night, co-host Dan Harris and reporter Mariana van Zeller spent an astonishing nine minutes and 33 seconds on the salacious, gossipy phenomenon of bootleg butt injections. Yet, its been 123 days, 17 and a half weeks, since the shows hosts have focused on ObamaCare and the problems with the laws implementation.