Obama’s Promise of Universal Coverage is Another Bust

  Even the most ardent Democrat will admit that the rollout of Obamacare was not smooth. The website was a disaster, the rhetoric was misleading, the costs were too high, and the delays were too frequent. But they nevertheless stood patiently by because one pillar of the law’s promise remained intact: Expanded coverage. Indeed, the…
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Rising Costs for Young People is a Feature, Not a Bug, of Obamacare

With every new day comes another example of how Obamacare hurts young people by dramatically raising the cost of their insurance. The latest evidence comes from the Ohio Department of Insurance, which announced on Thursday that the average individual-market health insurance premium in 2014 will increase by 88 percent compared to 2013. Here’s Avik Roy,…
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Obamacare’s “Rate Shock” Rears Its Head in California

Late last week Obamacare’s supporters (the few it has left) sent out a universal cheer. Insurance companies in California, a crucial test state for the massive health bill’s implementation, issued rates for the individual market. Conservatives expected a “sticker shock” as prices were driven upwards by community rating, banning underwriting and implementing stringent regulations on…
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Actuaries: Yes, Obamacare Bends the Costcurve…Straight Upwards

“If you already have health insurance and you want to keep that health insurance, we will bring down premiums by $2,500 for the typical family,” then-Sen. Barack Obama at a campaign event in 2008. Maybe you could chalk those comments up to a presidential candidate saying what he needs to to get elected. But throughout…
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