As we come out of the first quarter of the first year in which Obamacare has been fully unleashed on anxious Americans of every age and station, the so-called “reform” has never been less popular. In our own lives and workplaces, we have suffered (or soon will suffer) cancelled health-insurance policies, dramatic hikes in health-insurance premiums, and disruptions in our medical care as doctors and hospitals are dropped from insurers’ networks.
In a failed last-minute attempt to rescue Oba [...]
DURHAM, Ore. (AP) — After months of trying to get its problem-plagued online health exchange to work, Oregon on Friday officially gave up on the state portal and decided to switch to the federal website — the first state in the nation to do so. [...]
Rhode Island Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse welcomed a fight with congressional Republicans over the merits of Obamacare -- and then immediately forgot some of those merits himself. [...]
WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare paid a tiny group of doctors $3 million or more apiece in 2012. One got nearly $21 million.
Those are among the findings of an Associated Press analysis of physician data released Wednesday by the Obama administration, part of a move to open the books on health care financing.
Topping Medicare's list was Florida ophthalmologist Salomon Melgen, whose relationship with Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., made headlines last year after news broke that the lawmaker used th [...]
The long-awaited Rand Corp. study of Obamacare's effect on health insurance coverage was released Tuesday and confirmed the numbers that had been telegraphed for more than a week : At least 9.3 million more Americans have health insurance now than in September 2013, virtually all of them as a result of the law. [...]
According to a new Gallup survey released April 7, the number of ObamaCare sign-ups is not as high as the White House has been claiming. [...]
Last Tuesday, our President swaggered into the Rose Garden to announce that 7.1 million people have signed up for health coverage through Obamacare’s exchanges and that all further argument about the future of his “signature domestic achievement” was pointless: “The debate over repealing this law is over. The Affordable Care Act is here to stay. The problem with this claim is that no one with a basic grasp of arithmetic believes Obama’s enrollment figures, only about a quarter of the e [...]
The right's Obamacare horror stories may often be false, but here's why they'll stick if the left doesn't change [...]
The White House is counting on cat videos, college basketball and a dancing first lady to help persuade young people to sign up for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act. [...]
The state of Massachusetts — touted by President Obama as the model for national health-care reform — is firing the company that designed both its failed state Obamacare enrollment website and also the Obama administration’s federal enrollment site. [...]
The Obama administration made its sixth update of the year on Obamacare enrollment Monday -- without ever revealing how many customers have paid. [...]
More than 5 million people have selected an Obamacare plan on a government-run exchange, with just two weeks to go before a March 31 deadline. **Editor's Note --- This "5 million people" statement really doesn't mean much. As reported here, 15 to 20 percent of those making a choice, have not, or will not pay for it. If you take the 20 percent figure against the 5 million figure, that means only 4 million have actually paid for and purchased insurance. Barely over half of the 7 million people thi [...]
HOUSTON (AP) — Sara Rodriguez recently received a $4,000 bill for a six-hour emergency room visit to treat a fever. She says she can't pay, but she's also not planning to buy health insurance through the new federal marketplace. **Editor's Note --- Did the Democrats that shoved this thing down our throats, really thing that just making it law would "force" people to rush in and "buy" insurance??? If they did, it really doesn't say much for their intelligence level, which in turn, doesn't s [...]
House Republicans said Thursday that the Obama administration has left a giant loophole in its own individual mandate requiring all Americans to obtain health care coverage, saying a vaguely worded “hardship” exception announced last week will let millions of Americans duck the law. [...]
Federal officials are planning a workaround that would effectively extend the March 31 deadline to enroll for health-care coverage for some users if technical glitches hamper a last-minute surge of signups on HealthCare.gov. [...]