President Trump can talk all he wants about Obamacare imploding, but so long as the federal government props tens of billions of dollars into the exchanges, it probably won’t happen.
Rather than throwing more taxpayer money at exchanges, Republicans could emphasize new alternatives to Obamacare-compliant plans.
Most Americans would judge premium impacts by one simple metric: Will my premiums go up or down compared to what I paid last year?
The study itself admits that most of the supposed premium “reduction” for 2019 likely will not materialize.
The incompetence on display over cost-sharing reductions demonstrates the need for increased accountability among state authorities.
Federal funding for abortions, higher insurance premiums for Americans, massive bailouts for fat-cat insurance companies—what’s not to love?
Both President Trump and President Obama took action to prevent dramatic premium spikes due to Obamacare’s insurance mandates. Yet only Trump was accused of ‘sabotage.’
The taxpayer health care bailout for members of Congress is very real, worth about $12,000 per year for each lawmaker, and utterly indefensible legally or politically.
Here’s a concrete example of what ‘skyrocketing premiums,’ ‘gargantuan deductibles,’ and ‘outrageous co-pays’ look like on the ground for a blue-collar, middle-class truck driver.
Throwing taxpayer money at skyrocketing premiums won’t solve the problem, and will instead just create another entitlement that health insurers will want to make permanent.
While insurers claim ‘uncertainty’ compels them to threaten pulling from exchanges or higher premiums, in reality the cause is their gross incompetence and crass politics.
Instead of passing legislation that some may vote for, but few truly support, House leadership would be wiser to focus on enacting a bill that members can both vote for and support.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, the media has thus far viewed the debate on an Obamacare replacement entirely through one liberal policy frame: How many people have health insurance cards.
My 96-percent increase in premiums is a useful, unvarnished look at Obamacare’s effects.
Is there any accountability in American politics for being completely wrong? Certainly not for the liberal defenders of Obamacare.
Sound bites often prevent an honest dialogue about the causes of high drug prices and the consequences of government intervention.
We belong to a growing minority of American patients who not only lack health insurance—we like lacking it, and we like the health care we buy, too.
A new Congressional Budget Office report estimates that the average family’s health-care insurance will cost $24,500 per year in just nine years.
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