524 results for tag: Healthcare


Sen. Mike Lee: Trump ‘very consistent in saying that Obamacare is bad for the American people’

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) says President Donald J. Trump is faithful in expressing his displeasure with Obamacare and in his efforts to see the disastrous health-insurance law is repealed, as the government isn't meant to regulate Americans’ healthcare decisions. PoliZette has the inside scoop: Urging his colleagues to “do what we actually said we would do,” the Utah senator praised President Donald Trump for being “very consistent in saying that Obamacare is bad for the American people” and pushing for repeal and replace. “They deserve better. We’ve got to get rid of it. We have to actually do that now,” Lee said, adding that the ...

President Trump: Obamacare is a ‘democratic catastrophe’

  President Trump tore into Obamacare Tuesday after a report revealed health-insurance premiums in Alaska have increased by as much as 200 percent, adding his intent on making sure the disastrous law is addressed by summer. Fox News has the inside scoop: “If Congress doesn't act to save Americans from this Democrat-inflicted catastrophe, next year is going to get worse,” said Trump, who praised Ryan for getting the GOP-led House last month to pass its ObamaCare overhaul package. “It was a long and difficult negotiation, but it gives a great concept to Mitch,” the president said. “The Senate, I’m sure, will follow soon, get a ...

Policy expert: ‘Obamacare death spiral continues’

Diana Furchtgott-Roth, a policy expert with conservative-leaning Manhattan Institute, says the government health-insurance “death spiral continues” as enrollment in Obamacare has dropped nearly a quarter in the last year, according to data from the Kaiser Family Foundation. The Free Beacon has the inside scoop: Diana Furchtgott-Roth, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, said that Congress needs to repeal and reform Obamacare without delay. "The Obamacare death spiral is continuing," she said. "As rates rise, healthy people drop out and the share of sick people rise, causing further increases in rates. Since these rates are capped ...

Report: Obamacare premiums doubled by the time law fully implemented

A new Department of Health and Human Services report reveals Obamacare premiums doubled after all the regulations that accompanied the health-insurance law were fully implemented in 2014. The Daily Signal has the story: HHS compared premiums in the exchange marketplaces in 2013, one year before Obamacare regulations took full effect, to premiums in the exchange marketplace in 2017. The report found that average monthly premiums increased from $224 in 2013 to $476 in 2017. That constitutes a 105 percent increase in only 4 years. “With data that shows average premiums doubling nationwide and Americans paying nearly $3,000 more for health ...

Oregon Obamacare insurers requesting double-digit premium hikes

Health insurers who plan to continue their participation in the Obamacare exchanges recently submitted increased premiums proposals between 7 and 22 percent, according to new reports. The Washington Examiner has the details: The average, unsubsidized requests are 17.2 percent, according to independent analyst Charles Gaba, who writes ACASignups.net. The rates are proposals that will ultimately be decided by the state's insurance division. ATRIO, one of the insurers who plans to participate in the exchanges, said in its letter explaining the requested increase of 21.8 percent that premiums in 2016 were insufficient to cover claims, and that ...

Newly crowned Miss USA Kara McCullough says healthcare is a ‘privilege’

Newly crowned Miss USA Kara McCullough was the object of liberal derision Sunday night after the beauty queen – in response to host Julianne Hough’s question on whether “affordable healthcare” is a right – said healthcare is a “privilege” and that healthcare should go hand-in-hand with jobs. “I’m definitely going to say it’s a privilege. As a government employee, I am granted healthcare and I see first-hand that – for one to have healthcare – you need to have jobs. So, therefore, we need to continue to cultivate this environment that we’re the given the opportunities to have healthcare as well as jobs to all the American ...

Aetna to get out of Obamacare

One of the nation’s largest health insurers this week announced it is soon withdrawing itself entirely from Obamacare – a move Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price says is more proof former President Barack Obama’s signature health-insurance law is a disaster. Fox Business has the details: “Aetna’s decision to completely withdraw from the ObamaCare exchanges adds to the mountain of evidence that ObamaCare has failed the American people. Repealing and replacing it with patient-centered solutions that stabilize the marketplace to bring down costs and increase choices is the only solution,” Price said late Wednesday. The ...

Obamacare insurers in Md., Conn., Virginia proposing premium increases

As more Obamacare exchanges contemplate folding in the days ahead, government-run health insurers are submitting proposed premium rate increases for 2018. The Daily Signal has the story: Chris Sloan, a senior manager at Avalere, stressed that the figures coming from insurers are only proposed rates, and those rates typically decrease as insurance companies negotiate with state insurance departments and their commissioners. Still, the preliminary figures from insurance companies indicate that uncertainty about the future of the health insurance market, and the enrollment population from years past, could lead to double-digit premium increases ...

Jenny Beth’s Journal: GOP Senators – Don’t settle, repeal Obamacare

There is a contingency of 13 GOP senators who ran on the belief Obamacare needs to be repealed. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Obamacare should be "repealed root and branch” while Utah Sen. Mike Lee said “Let’s fulfill our Obamacare repeal promise immediately.” Entrenched D.C. insiders are hoping these more than dozen senators buckle and settle for less than what these 13 senators were elected to do – namely, repeal Obamacare. They mustn’t settle, says Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin in a recent column. The Hill has the commentary: As the Senate moves to take up ObamaCare repeal, the conventional wisdom ...

Washington Examiner: House ‘narrowly’ passes legislation that would partially repeal Obamacare

House Republicans barely mustered enough votes to pass legislation that, if signed into law, would only partially repeal Obamacare but supporters of the bill assure skeptics it’s the first step toward fully repealing former President Obama’s signature health-insurance law. The Washington Examiner has the details: The House voted 217-213 to pass the amended American Health Care Act, after deciding late Wednesday that the votes were there thanks to last-minute changes that appealed to centrists. When the vote was called, 20 Republicans voted against it, just under the threshold of 22 GOP lawmakers that could vote against it and still have it ...