Obamacare’s Unlikely Coverage Goal | National Review Online

October 31, 2013

In 2010, we were told that Obamacare would go a long way toward solving the problem of uninsured Americans, even in its first year of implementation. The latest estimates from CBO indicate that the law is supposed to produce a net increase in the insured population of 14 million people in 2014.

That’s a tall order, especially given the millions of Americans who are being pushed out of their existing individual-market plans. At this point, given the disastrous launch of Obamacare, it is not out of the question that the law would increase the uninsured rate rather than decrease it. Reaching the benchmark of 14 million newly insured would take a miraculous turnaround.

via Obamacare’s Unlikely Coverage Goal | National Review Online.


National Taxpayers Union – Top Five Head-Scratching Quotes by Secretary Sebelius

October 31, 2013

Today, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on the disastrous implementation of Obamacare. Here are five direct quotes from the Secretary that have left us puzzled to say the least.

via National Taxpayers Union – Top Five Head-Scratching Quotes by Secretary Sebelius.


Top Hospitals Opt Out of Obamacare – US News and World Report

October 31, 2013

The Obama Administration has been claiming that insurance companies will be competing for your dollars under the Affordable Care Act, but apparently they haven\’t surveyed the nation\’s top hospitals.

Americans who sign up for Obamacare will be getting a big surprise if they expect to access premium health care that may have been previously covered under their personal policies. Most of the top hospitals will accept insurance from just one or two companies operating under Obamacare.

via Top Hospitals Opt Out of Obamacare – US News and World Report.


Four Things Josh Barro Gets Wrong About Health Insurance – Forbes

October 31, 2013

Josh Barro writes that ObamaCare isn’t the departure from the status quo ante that you might think. And that, in a nutshell, is the main problem with ObamaCare.

Our health care sector is a mess – prices are too damn high and quality is too low – thanks to mandates, subsidies, and price controls imposed at both the state and federal levels. ObamaCare doesn’t do anything to reduce the underlying cost of medical care, or improve the quality of care, or make access to care more secure. It just doubles down on those failed policies.

via Four Things Josh Barro Gets Wrong About Health Insurance – Forbes.


Election Integrity Activists: Obamacare ‘Biggest Voter Registration Fraud Scheme in History’

October 31, 2013

Phillips and Catherine Engelbrecht of True The Vote, another election integrity group, cite as proof what left-wing organizations are saying about how they plan to use Obamacare. Demos, a left-wing organization funded by liberal billionaire George Soros, published a report earlier this year titled: “Building a Healthy Democracy: Registering 68 Million People to Vote Through Health Benefit Exchanges.”

On page six of the report, author Lisa Danetz argues that Obamacare “will enroll 68 million individuals.”

via Election Integrity Activists: Obamacare ‘Biggest Voter Registration Fraud Scheme in History’.


Cybersecurity nightmare on Obamacare website – US Politics – Unexplained Mysteries Discussion Forums

October 31, 2013

Don\’t buy the tripe that the ACA website will be fixed by November 30th, is is a myth.  There is zero chance it will be fixed and more likely is that it will have to be trashed and started from scratch.  Worse, however is the complete lack of security on the site.  If you managed to enter your info on the site you better buy LifeLock because Obama and the democrats gave HHS permission to skip many of the most basic website security protocols:

via Cybersecurity nightmare on Obamacare website – US Politics – Unexplained Mysteries Discussion Forums.


Health Care Policy and Marketplace Review: “Substandard Plans” Offered by “Bad Apple Insurers”––Does the Obama Administration Understand How the Health Insurance Market Works?

October 31, 2013

Are health insurance plans in the individual market substandard?

Not the overwhelming bulk of them.

How do I know that?

Because individual health insurance policies have been regulated for decades by the states. Every policy sold in a state has to be approved by that state\’s insurance commissioner. Have you heard about the longstanding debate over whether or not states over regulate this market with too many state health insurance coverage mandates and policy requirements?

This whole issue over whether the states regulate these policies too much has been at the heart of Republican calls for insurers to be able sell individual health insurance plans across state lines––to be able to buy individual health plans from states with fewer regulations.

In this context, it is kind of hard to argue that this is a \”substandard\” insurance market.

via Health Care Policy and Marketplace Review: “Substandard Plans” Offered by “Bad Apple Insurers”––Does the Obama Administration Understand How the Health Insurance Market Works?.