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Betsy McCaughey: The Democrats' Pre-Existing Condition Scam

The House vote on the GOP's ObamaCare repeal bill vote is down to the wire, with dozens of Republicans waffling as "undecideds." What's the hold-up? Ninety-six percent of people who have to buy their own insurance stand to benefit from this bill

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Trump to nominate Georgia Rep. Tom Price as health secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump has selected Georgia Rep. Tom Price, a leading critic of President Barack Obama's sweeping health care law, to head the Department of Health and Human Services, according to a person familiar with the

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Clinton sees ObamaCare’s ‘crushing’ burden — but has no way to fix it | New York Post

The Clinton campaign is finally owning up to what most Americans learned the hard way: The Affordable Care Act is anything but affordable. In fact, its costs are “crushing” people who have to buy health insurance. Hillary Clinton vows to fix the probl

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CBO Misses Its Obamacare Projection by 24 Million People

Three years ago, on the eve of Obamacare’s implementation, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projected that President Obama's centerpiece legislation would result in an average of 201 million people having private health insurance in any given month of 2016. Now that 2016 is here, the CBO says that just 177 million people, on average, will have private health insurance in any given month of this year—a shortfall of 24 million people.

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The quiet unraveling of ObamaCare

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The newest Obamacare fail: penalties of $36,500 per worker

The Internal Revenue Service swoops in with a money grab, writes Diana Furchtgott-Roth.

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Obamacare fails to bend the cost curve

The ACA is forcing health insurers to raise rates and consolidate. Will anyone learn their lesson from this?

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Supreme Court rules in favor of Obamacare in King v. Burwell

The decision means that the Affordable Care Act stands unchanged and that the government can continue subsidizing coverage for millions of Americans.

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Busted: Obamacare Co-Ops Are Underwater And Sinking Fast

When Democrats were ramming Obamacare down Americans’ throats, many of them wanted a “public option” that was supposed to demonstrate just how efficient and affordable government-run health insurance could be. What they settled for was something called “co-ops”—which stands for Consumer Oriented and Operated Plans.

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Healthcare for Illegals Pushes CA Budget Billions Over Inflation

California Gov. Jerry Brown’s supposed “balanced budget” has no provision for another million illegal aliens.

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Supremes to White House: What about ‘death panel?’

The Supreme Court is telling the Obama administration to present its case for Obamacare’s Independent Payment Advisory Board – the provision that critics have described as a “death panel” – even if it doesn’t want to

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As Medicaid Rolls Swell, Cuts in Payments to Doctors Threaten Access to Care - NYTimes.com

Just as millions of people are gaining insurance through Medicaid, the program is poised to make deep cuts in payments to many doctors, prompting some physicians and consumer advocates to warn that the reductions could make it more difficult for Medicaid patients to obtain care.

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Iowa insurance co-op falters, is taken over by state

CoOportunity Health, a fledgling Iowa health-insurance company set up under the Affordable Care Act, is being taken over by the state health-insurance division because of a financial crunch. CoOportunity

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Paving the Way to Full Repeal - THE 2017 PROJECT

Under a winning alternative, costs would drop, liberty would be secured, and any American who wants to buy health insurance would be able to do so.

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    Jonathan Gruber Remains MIA as Obamacare Returns to Supreme Court

    Ever since it was announced yesterday that the Supreme Court will once again take up Obamacare in the case of King vs Burwell, one figure has remained noticeably absent: Jonathan "Speak-O" Gruber. Since the case revolves around whether Congress

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    Obamacare sends health premiums skyrocketing by as much as 78 percent

    The Affordable Care Act was supposed to make health care more affordable, but a newly released study of insurance policies before and after Obamacare shows that average premiums have skyrocketed, for some groups by as much as 78 percent.

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    King v. Burwell: The new Supreme Court case that could gut Obamacare, explained - Vox

    The Supreme Court is going to take up Obamacare again. And it could prove disastrous for the administration — and for millions of individuals and families who have found affordable coverage under the law.

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    Andrew Klavan: Obamacare - Lies or Crap?

    In the series premiere of The Revolting Truth with Andrew Klavan, our cheerful host asks the really important questions about Obamacare - like is it based on lies or fantasy, and is the President's signature legislation actually the harbinger of Armag

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    The Obamacare marketplace one year later: How you’re faring - Yahoo Finance

    From Yahoo Finance: With the one-year anniversary of Obamacare's Healthcare.gov nearing, Americans tell us how they've been faring.

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    Obamacare Chief Ordered Official To Delete HealthCare.gov Emails - Yahoo News

    From Yahoo News: Obamacare head Marilyn Tavenner told a top press official to delete an e-mail related to HealthCare.gov during the botched launch, according to documents released Friday. House Republicans are seeking emails from Centers for Medicare and

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    ObamaCare Exchange Enrollment Is Shrinking, Top Insurers Say

    After reporting 720,000 ObamaCare exchange sign-ups in May, Aetna expects paid enrollment of just over 500,000 at year-end.

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    1.3 million Obamacare 'enrollees' may not even be American citizens, admits HHS report

    1.3 million Obamacare 'enrollees' may not even be American citizens, admits HHS report

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    Washington Approves Premium-Hiking Regulations Despite Insurer, Hospital Protests

    Washington state's insurance commissioner has officially issued controversial regulations for insurers, dictating not only what services must be covered but how close providers must be, down to the mi

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    Obamacare architect: Law will cause ‘the end of employer-sponsored insurance’

    Obamacare architect Zeke Emanuel claims in his new book that the health care reform law will result in

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    How Much Does Obamacare Rip Off Young Adults? We Ran The Numbers. Here Are The Results.

    Obamacare is still struggling to sign up young people. In order to offset the high cost of the older, and probably less healthy people who are joining Obamacare plans, the White House must coerce a sufficient number of thirty-somethings to also join. Prob

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    Report: Obamacare’s regulatory costs more than double benefits

    The annual costs of Obamacare regulations come in at $6.8 billion a year so far -- around 2.5 times the total benefits of its heavy-handed regulations, according to study released Monday. The feder

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    Doctor Wait Times Rise As Obamacare Rolls Out

    Patients are waiting an average of 18 days to schedule an appointment for a doctor, according to a study of appointments for commonly used specialty physicians in 15 major U.S. cities. see photosDwight Nadig/Getty ImagesClick for full photo gallery: Citie

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      The Hidden Impact of Obamacare and the Economy

      Obamacare has delivered another sucker punch to the middle class. Now that a few people can get past the tech problems of HealthCare.gov and actually see the real cost of insurance plans available, they are finding that Affordable Care is big hit to the f

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        No, You Can't Keep Your Drugs Either Under Obamacare

        The President famously promised that you could keep your health plan and doctor. For many people, both of those pledges are turning out to be false. And now, you might not be able to keep your medicine, either. There are two reasons why. The first has to

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          ObamaCare's Plans Are Worse

          The Wall Street Journal explains how the Affordable Care Act raises prices and limits medical choices.

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              Obamacare: So, what could go wrong next? - David Nather

              Busted website, canceled policies, lousy early enrollment numbers. And that could be just the warmup. Because the lesson of the last six weeks is that when it comes to the Obamacare rollout, if it can go wrong, it probably will. The stumble-filled debut o

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                Sundby: I had great cancer doctors and health insurance. My plan was cancelled. Now I worry how long I'll live.

                In The Wall Street Journal, Edie Littlefield Sundby writes that she had great cancer doctors and health insurance before her plan was cancelled.

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                  Obamacare Faces A 'Death Spiral' -- But It Turns On The Declining Participation Of Health Plans, Not Just Rising Premiums

                  Given the failed launch of Obamacare, there’s a real chance that the entire scheme falls into an “insurance death spiral” -- but not as visibly (or rapidly) as the way these sorts of unsuccessful insurance pools usually unravel. A death