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What’s So Affordable About It?

That’s the question Shauntrel, a health insurance agent in Colorado, hears daily. Since September, her office has been getting calls non-stop from people who are infuriated by the skyrocketing rates. “People in our area have started getting their health insurance notices about the new Affordable Care Act. They are very upset, and they have every right to be,” said Shauntrel. “The rates are so bad it’s hard to describe.” Shauntrel sympathizes with those who are undergoing massive sticker shock, because she has personally experienced the unaffordability factor of Obamacare herself. Receiving employer coverage, the cost to cover her ...

US Chamber More Crony than Conservative, Part 2

By Zayida Baker The top-down dynamic of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce mirrors that of the federal government that it lobbies. This has affected its relationship with local chambers and with freshman Rep. Steve Southerland, R-Fla. Southerland is former chairman of the Bay County Chamber of Commerce. In his discussion of the national chamber, featured in the first part of this article, he spoke pointedly of the “U.S.” or “United States Chamber,” since he knows well the difference between it and the local chambers. Overall, he believes that local chambers serve small business much more than the U.S. Chamber does. Carol Roberts, president ...