Obamacare Premiums are On the Brink of a Death Spiral

In spite of its name, the Affordable Care Act, has led to health insurance plans that are anything but affordable. New data suggests that consumers can expect to see enormous rate hikes for the supposedly mid-priced “Silver” plans, which are used as the benchmarks for premium subsidies. These year-over-year increases could begin to tip the…
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Obamacare’s One-Time Proponents Admit It’s On a Path to Failure

Oh, what a difference a year makes. Around this time last year the pundit class was out in force to publicize Obamacare as the greatest policy success story of modern times. “Obamacare Has Been Even More Successful Than Expected,” the New York Times blared. “The success of the Affordable Care Act is a hugely inconvenient…
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Obamacare is Pushing Insurance Premiums Sky High

It’s been a bad two weeks for Obamacare. It’s been a worse two weeks for those shopping for health insurance in the Obamacare exchanges. Just take a look at some of the latest headlines and news from around the states: Problems for Obamacare: Largest Texas insurer asks for big price hike. And we’re not talking…
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Hillary Clinton’s Economic Speech: A Study in Contradictions

We didn’t have high hopes for Hillary Clinton’s economic speech. After all, here’s how POLITICO billed it:  Clinton’s aide said she will discuss some of the structural forces conspiring against sustainable wage growth, such as globalization, automation, and even consumer-friendly “sharing economy” firms like Uber and Airbnb that are creating new relationships between management and labor…
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Obamacare? No, This is Now SCOTUScare

Is it lawful to provide subsidies through exchanges created by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS)? That was the question the Supreme Court was asked to decide, but chose to disregard it in order to answer a much different question: whether it is a good idea to provide subsidies in exchanges created by…
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The Public Isn’t Buying Democrats’ Economic Happy-Talk

Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz did her best to ignore the polls and disregard recent election results in recent comments downplaying the importance of Obamacare in the coming midterms. “When I go home, and I’ll broaden it out to colleagues who I’ve spoken to, the Affordable Care Act is not the first thing that…
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The Obamacare House of Cards is Collapsing

Two weeks into the Obamacare rollout and it’s clear that Sen. Chuck Schumer’s prediction was right—it is a train wreck. The Obama Administration let their political aspirations and worries get in the way of a truly functioning product, and as a result we’re left with an unusable mess that has software engineers amazed at how…
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The Affordable Care Act Proving to be Anything But Affordable for Young Adults

During the fiscal cliff debate President Obama tried to frame everything in terms of people paying their “fair share.” So long as you “worked hard and played by the rules” the federal government would be there to make sure you had a decent life. It’s rhetoric that resonates with many Americans. Who could be against…
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Sebelius Ignores Higher Premiums, Defends Obamacare's "Cost Saving" Provisions

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has been doing her best recently to make the case that the Affordable Care Act is, well, making care affordable. The problem is, it hasn’t, a fact which somewhat complicates Sebelius task. Nevertheless, she gives it the good ol’ college try in a Washington Post op-ed last Thursday.…
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