463 results for tag: Healthcare


White House says it would veto bill exempting those from Obamacare penalty who lost coverage (through no fault of their own!)

This is a prime example of why Americans are fed up with President Obama and his horrendous signature health-insurance law … because, even if people register for government-run health insurance and their co-op fails leaving them uncovered, President Obama still expects them to pay a penalty for not having Obamacare. What a farce! The Washington Examiner has the scoop: The White House said Tuesday that President Obama would veto a House bill that would exempt people from penalties if they purchased health insurance through Obamacare co-ops, and then lost their plan because the co-op failed. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Adrian Smith, R-Neb., ...

Senator says North Carolinians on hook for up to 25 percent Obamacare price jump

Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) says North-Carolina residents in 2017 potentially face a 19-to-25-percent jump in their Obamacare health insurance thanks to a proposed rate increase from the Tar Heel State’s Department of Insurance on top of limited health-insurance options. McClatchy DC has the details: Further, because major health insurers have suffered losses and are exiting the program, in 90 percent of North Carolina counties, residents enrolled in President Barack Obama’s signature health care program will only have one plan from which to choose in their so-called marketplace, Burr wrote in an op ed published in the online North State ...

Forbes: ‘Obamacare continues to be a slow-motion train wreck’

Obamcare health-insurance premiums continue to skyrocket while wages remain stagnant, forcing Americans to choose between purchasing health insurance or trimming other things from their shopping carts. And – in some cases – it's forcing employers to trim their payroll. Forbes has the commentary: Obamacare continues to be a slow-motion train wreck. An analysis by Charles Gaba (an ACA supporter) shows that average premium increases in the non-group market will average 24% for 2017.  Last month’s decision by Aetna (the nation’s third-largest insurer) to dump 80% of its Obamacare subscribers for 2017 came on the heels of the decision by ...

IRS corrects earlier estimate, says taxpayers shelled out $1.7 billion in Obamacare penalties in 2014

Internal Revenue Service data show 8 million American taxpayers coughed up nearly $1.7 billion in penalties for not purchasing Obamacare in 2014, a $200 million increase from earlier penalty estimates from 2014. The Washington Free Beacon has the scoop: “Beginning in 2014, the Affordable Care Act required that individuals must have had health care coverage, qualified for a health coverage exemption, or made a shared responsibility payment with a tax return,” the IRS said. “A health care individual responsibility payment was made on 8.1 million returns for $1.7 billion, an average of $210 per tax return paying this penalty.” IRS Commis...

BlueCross pulling out of Obamcare exchanges in Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville

Health insurer BlueCross Blueshield of Tennessee, also known as the “Volunteer State,” is not so eager any more to volunteer itself on a number of Tennessee Obamacare exchanges. The Commercial Appeal has the details: The insurer made “an extremely difficult but necessary decision” to leave the state’s three largest metro areas as it tries to manage its number of members to hit a break-even point amid three years of losses, said Roy Vaughn, chief communications officer of BCBST. “It’s not something we want to do but we believe we must look out for the health care and financial security for all the members that we serve,” Vaughn ...

Survey: Majority of Americans oppose allowing illegal immigrants onto Obamacare exchanges

A recent Rasmussen Reports survey shows nearly 60 percent of Americans are not in favor of letting illegal immigrants purchase Obamacare Newsmax has the details: In favor: 29 percent. Not in favor: 59 percent. Undecided: 12 percent. According to a 2009 survey, 80 percent of voters opposed the government healthcare coverage for illegal immigrants. Democrats supported allowing illegal immigrants to buy health insurance in their state through one of the new exchanges by a 48-39 percent count. Meanwhile, 83 percent of Republicans and 60 percent of unaffiliated voters opposed the proposal. Most voters still oppose Obamacare's requirement ...

Senators push bill to exempt those in counties with one or fewer exchange options


Poll: Americans DON’T LIKE Obamacare!


As Obamacare co-ops crumble, residents in five states have no choice in their Obamacare exchange

Lawmakers nationwide gave speeches touting the Obamacare exchanges, saying the exchanges will create “competition” (though how this works when the exchanges are all hewn from the same rock and under the auspices of Obamacare apparently never occurred to these legislators) and thereby drive down health-insurance prices. They couldn’t have more wrong as the exchanges are crumbling. A total of five states now only have a single Obamacare-exchange option. The Daily Signal has the details: Five states will be down to just one health insurer on the Obamacare marketplace next year, and consumers in 664 counties are projected to face that same ...

Obamacare website scraped clean of ‘If you like your plan, you can keep your plan’ lie

Do you remember when President Obama promised “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor ? We do! But clearly it’s a line the Obama administration wants us to forget… The Weekly Standard has the details: "If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor" was President Barack Obama's signature catchphrase he used to sell the Affordable Care Act to the American people. Now Obamacare's flagship website, healthcare.gov, no longer even addresses the issue. Ironically, the section in question was the first public (if indirect) admission by the Obama administration that the president's promise was less than a "guarantee." As THE ...