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Government accountability expert doubtful Obamacare co-op loans will be repaid

More than half of the government-backed nonprofit health-insurance co-ops set up under Obamacare are expected to fold by the end of December and if they fail, more than $2 billion in taxpayer-funded startup loans will disappear as well. Fox News has the details: The most immediate question may be whether the loan money – which was for start-up and reserve funds – will be repaid. Tarren Bragdon, CEO of the Foundation for Government Accountability, said he doesn’t have high hopes for that. And he voiced concerns about consumers left seeking coverage on the exchanges. “As the dust settles, we see the people who are being hurt the most ...

News Briefing for Tuesday, March 31

HEALTHCARE: House Tea Party leader signs up for ObamaCare “One of ObamaCare’s staunchest foes in Congress acknowledged for the first time that he has purchased insurance at HealthCare.gov. “For the record, I am on ObamaCare. Yee-hah!” Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.) said during a town-hall meeting on Thursday. “My wife complains about it all the time,” he said, according to the Clay Center Dispatch. The disclosure from the chairman of the House GOP’s Tea Party Caucus comes just days after another firebrand conservative, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), admitted that he was planning to enroll in insurance through ObamaCare…” http...