In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the landmark case ofKing v. Burwell to protect the Affordable Care Act (ACA) from legal precedents, the rule of law, the English language, and common sense, the battle over the role of government in health care has now shifted away from the courts and back to the ballot box.
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A new study demonstrates disarmingly large hikes in 2016 Obamacare rate requests among states using the federal health insurance exchange, Healthcare.gov. Research by AgileHealthInsurance.com reveals which states have the highest[…]
In today’s edition of The Heartland Daily Podcast, we listen in to Heartland’s Emerging Issues Forum (EIF) held in Seattle, Washington. EIF brings together elected officials, policy analysts, and government affairs professionals from across the country. In this first panel, the speakers discuss the debate over the expansion of Medicaid, the future of Obamacare after the King vs Burwell decision, and how Certificate of Need laws are restricting competition amongst health care providers and driving up costs.
Yet another contentious area of the Obamacare law may lead to litigation. The so-called “Cadillac Tax” on expensive health insurance policies was due to be green-lighted by regulators for 2018.[…]
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and other conservatives this weekend were unsuccessful in their attempt to repeal Obamacare through a parliamentary procedure. Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) would not allow[…]
Health care analysts are predicting that the 13 states — and the District of Columbia — that are currently offering Obamacare insurance exchanges will cease operations within five years. According[…]
Millions of Americans prefer to pay a federal tax penalty, rather than being forced to buy no-frills health insurance, a development that is surprising even the White House and progressive[…]
A new, national study is pointing to yet another instance in which the promised benefits of Obamacare have failed to materialize as forecast. The report, published Monday in the professional[…]
States have long-claimed the title of “laboratories of democracy,” where innovative public policies were allowed to emerge, and furnish possible models for bi-partisan policy change in Washington. But according to[…]
The launch of HealthCare.gov, the federal government’s online health insurance marketplace, in October 2013 was a complete disaster, a reality even the most ardent supporters of Obamacare admit. There were multiple site crashes, long waiting times for anxious consumers, and one delay after another.
The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) yesterday published an online opinion piece by three liberal lawyers who fret that Obamacare does not provide comprehensive health insurance for illegal[…]
A few weeks ago, Tom Field, a 25-year advocate of legal reforms as they apply to the elderly, reached out to Nancy Thorner via a phone call from Mentor, Ohio, to ascertain whether Thorner had further interest in pursuing the issue after reading an article emailed to him and others that Thorner had written on July 9, 2011 titled, “Allegations of Alleged Corruption and Abuse at the Probate Court Level in Cook County, IL.”
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), just last week, ruthlessly began fining small businesses who reimburse employees for part of the cost of their private health insurance, or for direct health[…]
Six Americans in black robes have, yet again, saved the Affordable Care Act (ACA) from a major crisis, but the most important part of this story for young people is their atrocious ruling will cause significant problems for the nation’s youngest and healthiest citizens.
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Mergers among Medicare providers are decreasing competition in the health insurance market — yet another adverse outcome of Obamacare. According to an analysis by The Wall Street Journal, 75 %[…]