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Medicaid Squeeze: Expansion Costing Chicago $67 Million More

Long before the implementation of Obamacare, red flags were being raised about serious financial repercussions states could face if they chose to expand Medicaid. Not only would a state have to absorb all new enrollees under expansion, but also deal with those from the woodwork effect – the massive influx of Medicaid-eligible residents who did not enroll until the implementation of the law. This combination could catch some states that did not financially prepare off guard, causing already-tight budgets to bleed even more. With nearly half the states deciding not to take the gamble, others like Illinois eagerly dove right in. Now they are reaping ...

Hometown Disadvantage: Chicago Tribune Beats Down Obamacare

This week, The Chicago Tribune brutally shredded the (Un)Affordable Care Act. There was no mincing of words, no caveats – The President’s hometown newspaper took Obamacare to the woodshed. Wasting no time, the hammering started in the first sentence: If you've tried to sign up online for health coverage under the problem-plagued Obamacare exchange, our sympathies. Many people have tried to create accounts and shop for insurance under the new law. Few have succeeded. Those that have enrolled have found that the system is prone to mistakes. Some applications have been sent to the wrong insurance company. Wait. It gets worse. Those who have ...

Interview with Steven Tucker on the 5th Annual Chicago Tea Party Rally

Since the founding of the Tea Party Patriots, it has been the goal to empower local groups to spread the word about Tea Party values. One important way Tea Party Patriots does this is through grants. Recently, the Chicago Tea Party requested and received a grant from Tea Party Patriots to put on their 5th annual Tea Party Rally in Chicago, Illinois. As we all know, the Tea Party Movement started in Chicago in 2009. In honor of this important anniversary, C. Steven Tucker sat down with Tea Party Patriots blogger Dustin Siggins for a phone conversation with Tea Party Patriots to talk about he got involved with the Tea Party and how the Chicago Tea ...

News Briefing for Tuesday, May 19

HEALTHCARE: ObamaCare Premium Increases Next Year May Shock You “The top ObamaCare exchange insurers in six states where 2016 rate requests have already been filed are seeking to raise rates an average 18.6% next year. Early reports range from an alarming 36% hike sought by the dominant insurer in Tennessee, to a hefty 23% average increase requested by Oregon insurers, to a moderate 7.7% average rise proposed in Connecticut. Flyers promoting Blue Cross Blue Shield and ObamaCare are on display to attract Hispanic customers at a kiosk at Compare Foods in Winston-Salem, N.C.... Flyers promoting Blue Cross Blue Shield and ObamaCare are on display to ...

News Briefing for Thursday, May 14

HEALTHCARE: Conservative groups renew pressure on 'ObamaCare exemption' “A coalition of conservative groups want to make sure Congressional Republicans don't let up on the fight to eliminate what they call D.C.’s exemption from ObamaCare. Heritage Action for America and Club for Growth are among a half-dozen groups that have joined a campaign called the “No D.C. Exemption,” according to a release shared first with The Hill. The effort is spearheaded by the right-leaning organization, the U.S. Health Freedom Caucus. The groups are looking to drive up support for a two-year-long investigation into how members of Congress pay for ObamaCare, ...

News Briefing for Tuesday, May 12

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: Kirsten Powers: ‘How the left is killing free speech’ and demonizing conservatives “...THE TEA PARTY GAUGE - The Tea Party Patriots — the nation’s largest umbrella group for the grass-roots movement — is now conducting its own weekly gauge of popular sentiments among the group’s huge membership. Co-founder Jenny Beth Martin has revealed the latest results, this on a poll which inquired about the presidential candidacy of Sen. Bernie Sanders, and here are the numbers: Eight percent agreed “It’s good that Hillary Clinton will face some competition for the nomination; 9 percent said “he has no shot of winning. ...

Statement on Keli Carender’s Resignation

Reluctantly, we have accepted the resignation of Keli Carender from her position with Tea Party Patriots. She’s moving on to become a full time mother to her daughter. She has been a vital member to our team for the last six years and we hate to see her go, but we wish her all the best as she pivots to focus more of her time to her family. Tea Party Patriots co-founder Jenny Beth Martin shared this message with fellow patriots: Keli Carender has been a trailblazer in our modern day tea party movement. She hosted the first Porkulus Protest in Seattle, WA to protest the stimulus bill before Rick Santelli had his infamous rant in Chicago, ...

News Briefing for Tuesday, May 5

HEALTHCARE: Obamacare exchanges are not cheap to build or run “In its next Obamacare-related decision, the Supreme Court will decide whether employers in states that chose not to establish their own Obamacare exchanges can be forced to pay penalties for not offering insurance the government deems acceptable. The case is somewhat complicated and based on textual questions and legislative history. But if the court rules that the phrase "established by the state" means what it looks like it means, this will bring a small dose of chaos to up to 37 states that now rely on the federal exchange — the infamoushealthcare.gov. A majority of those who ...

News Briefing for Monday, May 4

HEALTHCARE: As States Expand Medicaid, Unpaid Hospital Bills Disappear “With more states expanding Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act, hospital operators are reporting fewer unpaid medical bills and falling charity and uncompensated care expenses. Under the health law, states have the option to expand Medicaid at little cost to the states. And more are doing so with Montana Gov. Steve Bullock last week signing a bipartisan legislation to expand Medicaid under the health law to more than 70,000 people. This, coupled by an improving economy, is boosting revenues for hospital companies like Community Health Systems (CYH), Tenet Healthc...

News Briefing for May 2

HEALTHCARE: Nearly half of Obamacare exchanges are struggling over their future “Nearly half of the 17 insurance marketplaces set up by the states and the District under President Obama’s health law are struggling financially, presenting state officials with an unexpected and serious challenge five years after the passage of the landmark Affordable Care Act. Many of the online exchanges are wrestling with surging costs, especially for balky technology and expensive customer-call centers — and tepid enrollment numbers. To ease the fiscal distress, officials are considering raising fees on insurers, sharing costs with other states and pressing ...