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Obamacare sign-ups: How states with their own websites stack up (+video)

Connecticut runs its own Affordable Care Act (ACA) insurance marketplace, and its online exchange has been working. RECOMMENDED: How much do you know about health-care reform? Take our quiz! In fact, of 11 states that are running their own online ...
Obamacare: 'Health care sharing ministries' increase membership in wake of

- 4 days ago @ mercurynews.com: Long before Christian groups and Obamacare opponents cheered last month's Supreme Court ruling that allows many private businesses to stop offering certain types of birth control they find immoral, the 4-year-old law gave its blessing to Americans to ...

Obamacare for ex-inmates: Is health insurance an antidote to crime?

- 4 days ago @ ri.search.yahoo.com: Some jails and prisons are pushing to sign up exiting inmates for Medicaid, courtesy of Obamacare. The idea is that if ex-prisoners receive regular health care on the outside, fewer will reoffend. Not all experts are believers, however.

Obamacare: The Bait-And-Switch Double Whammy

- 4 days ago @ forbes.com: I've said it before. I'll say it again. Obamacare has become the poster child for bait-and-switch (no matter how much administration spokespeople might deny it). The evidence is piling up so thick and fast I don't see how any honest American could deny ...

Consumers on proposed Obamacare rate hikes: 'This all smells like a scam'

- 4 days ago @ syracuse.com: There is nothing affordable about Obamacare. The policy I have is $450 a month. I am partially subsidized, but it pays for nothing. Every time I have to go to a doctor for something I am charged the full price. Oh, it will be applied to my deductible ...

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House GOP uses website hearing to slam Obamacare

Washington Times: House lawmakers spent just as much time praising or railing against Obamacare itself as it did on HealthCare.gov's failures — the main point of an oversight hearing Thursday morning — sparing a new employee of the Obama administration from absorbing ...

Failures in management led to ObamaCare website woes, investigation finds

Fox News: A failure of management by the Obama administration led to the disastrous rollout of the ObamaCare website and caused the government to incur tens of millions in additional costs, according to a congressional watchdog report released Wednesday.

Cigna To Expand On Obamacare Exchanges In 2015

Forbes: Cigna Corp. (CI) this morning said will expand its private health insurance products on government exchanges under the Affordable Care Act next year to three more states as the company successfully manages costs in the first year on the marketplaces.

How Obamacare Encourages Some 24-Year-Olds To Become Uninsured

Forbes: If being uninsured were no big deal, presumably Obamacare never would have been enacted. The whole premise of the law is that being uninsured is a bad thing, so it's well worth wielding a few carrots and sticks to get people into coverage ...

Why PCORI's Research Work Will Leave Obamacare Boosters 'Stressed Out'

Forbes: “Recurrent, excessive, uncontrollable worry about multiple topics is common in older adults, but it is not well studied.” So says a research proposal that was awarded more than $2 million under a centerpiece of Obamacare – the new Federal center ...

Obamacare Pays off for This ETF

Fewer than 10 exchange traded funds hit new all-time highs Wednesday. Four were health care ETFs and two – the iShares U.S. Healthcare Providers ETF (NYSEArca: IHF) and the SPDR S&P Health Care Services ...

Obamacare Bringing Insurers, Hospitals Big Profits

Breitbart News: Experts, insurers, and hospitals still don't have enough data to say if Obamacare is going to be good for the country, but two things seem certain thus far: hospital chains and insurers are raking in the dough while patients are paying higher costs for ...

Obamacare Upheld Against Another Challenge - Court Rules Against Sissel

Obamacare has a tax to beat the Commerce Clause, but not a revenue raiser which eliminates Origination problem

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The ObamaCare Chimera

Wall Street Journal: The Washington Post's Greg Sargent has done some worthwhile reporting on the legislative history of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, commonly known as ObamaCare. But Sargent's presentation of his research is a muddle, owing to ...

Obamacare Becomes Scapegoat for All Healthcare's Ills, Facts Be Damned

Forbes: A new poll from Rasmussen Reports, just out this morning, finds that 39 percent of “likely U.S. voters” view Obamacare favorably, while 57 percent view the law, officially known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, unfavorably. That's the ...

Obamacare Dividends Pile Up for Hospitals as Patients Pay

HCA Holdings Inc. (HCA), the largest for-profit hospital chain, yesterday raised its forecast and reported a 6.6 percent drop in uninsured patients at its 165 hospitals, a reduction that grows to 48 percent in four states that expanded Medicaid, a top initiative of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. WellPoint Inc. (WLP), which made the biggest commitment of any publicly traded ...

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Wellpoint, Humana Obamacare Enrollment On The Rise

Forbes: Wellpoint (WLP), parent of several Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans across the country, enrolled more Americans than it thought via public exchanges under the Affordable Care Act and expects even more people to sign up to its Medicaid plans for the ...

Senate documents and interviews undercut 'bombshell' lawsuit against

The most serious current legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act turns on the argument that the law did not actually make subsidies available to those obtaining coverage on the federal exchange. This argument is based on the language in the ACA that ...

Court throws out an Obamacare tax law challenge

Politico: A federal appeals court Tuesday rejected yet another legal challenge to Obamacare, ruling that it did not violate a constitutional provision that requires tax laws to be written in the House. Most of what became the Affordable Care Act was written in ...

As Profits Roll In, Aetna To Expand On Obamacare Exchange In 2015

Forbes: Aetna Aetna said this morning it will expand its private health insurance products on government exchanges under the Affordable Care Act next year to the additional market of Georgia based on the company's first-year successes. The Hartford-based ...

Obamacare's future now teeters on a typo

Remember how Democrats rushed into passing President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act in 2010, while they still had the votes? Now, health care for millions teeters on a typo.

Obamacare Ruling Is Nonsensical & Cynical | RealClearPolitics

In these cases, opponents of Obamacare argue that the Affordable Care Act prohibits people who purchase insurance on exchanges set up by the federal government from obtaining the tax subsidies that the act otherwise ...

Commentary: The fate of the Obamacare subsidies in the

Yesterday, two federal courts of appeals issued conflicting decisions on a major challenge to the operation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The stakes are huge. The rule at issue provides a big subsidy for millions of people ...

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Obamacare survives another challenge

USA TODAY: WASHINGTON -- President Obama's health care law survived a long-shot challenge Tuesday when a federal appeals court panel tossed out a lawsuit that contested the way it was enacted by Congress. The three-judge panel ruled unanimously that ...

Obamacare Survives Tax Challenge

A federal appeals court has rejected an appeal that the Affordable Care Act, or as it’s popularly known, Obamacare, is levying a tax on Americans, which would make the law unconstitutional. The tax challenge, filed by a conservative group called the Pacific Legal Foundation, along with Matt Sissel, a self-employed artist from Iowa, sued for

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Obamacare: The Bait-And-Switch Double Whammy

Forbes: I've said it before. I'll say it again. Obamacare has become the poster child for bait-and-switch (no matter how much administration spokespeople might deny it). The evidence is piling up so thick and fast I don't see how any honest American could deny ...

Obamacare: The Bait-And-Switch Double Whammy

I've said it before. I'll say it again. Obamacare has become the poster child for bait-and-switch (no matter how much administration spokespeople might deny it).  The evidence is piling up so thick and fast I don't see how any honest American could deny this ugly truth.  Here's just three of the latest examples:

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West Virginia Attorney General Sues Obama Admin For Obamacare's

Daily Caller: President Barack Obama's repeated promise that anyone who liked their health care plan could keep it became Politifact's “lie of the year” when Obamacare requirements forced insurance companies operating in the individual market to cancel upwards of 5 ...

BREAKING NEWS: Obama Union Endorser Slams Obamacare

Town Hall: UNITE HERE—the first union to endorse Obama for president—has released a scathing report on Obamacare. Entitled, “The Irony of Obamacare: Making Inequality Worse,” UNITE HERE charges that the administration is putting union health care into a “death ...

Cruz: Let's repeal 'every bloody word' of Obamacare

CNN (blog): Washington (CNN) – Sen. Ted Cruz on Tuesday forcefully argued that Obamacare is not here to stay and pledged that he would continue working to dismantle the health care law in 2014 and 2016. “I think those elections should be about many, many things,” ...

The Anti-Obamacare Carnival

Slate Magazine: Perfect timing, too: The D.C. Circuit had just ruled their way the day before, arguing that Obamacare subsidies (which made health care plans affordable for middle- and lower-income people) were illegal in states that did not set up their own health ...

Lawyers: Obamacare may go Supreme

Obamacare survived another legal attack yesterday, but with more lawsuits in the pipeline, President Obama’s signature health care law will likely face constitutional and statutory challenges, which may end up in front of the Supreme Court, according to two attorneys attempting to erase it from the books.

Obamacare for ex-inmates: Is health insurance an antidote to crime?

Some jails and prisons are pushing to sign up exiting inmates for Medicaid, courtesy of Obamacare. The idea is that if ex-prisoners receive regular health care on the outside, fewer will reoffend. Not all experts are believers, however.

West Virginia Attorney General Sues Obamacare | The Daily

President Barack Obama's repeated promise that anyone who liked their health care plan could keep it became Politifact's “lie of the year” when Obamacare requirements forced insurance companies operating in the ...

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