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Is expanding Medicaid a cure for state budget problems?

 
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Is expanding Medicaid a cure for state budget problems?

There are some in the Virginia state legislature who think bringing Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion to Virginia will help reduce Virginia’s $300 million dollar deficit. Veronique de Rugy explains the fallacies behind this notion: If it seems necessary, I’ve already explained already why the idea that Medicaid expansion will cost nothing to the states and could even be […]


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Obama Administration plans health insurance company bailout

The Obama Administration is quietly planning to bail out health insurance companies with billions of your tax dollars. From the LA Times: The Obama administration has quietly adjusted key provisions of its signature healthcare law to potentially make billions of additional taxpayer dollars available to the insurance industry if companies providing coverage through the Affordable […]


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If you like your (medical) privacy, you can(‘t) keep it

Of all the problems with Obamacare, one of the most serious, and least discussed, is the threat the bill poses to medical privacy. Obamacare gives the IRS authority to enforce the “individual mandate.” This means the IRS (yes THAT IRS) will collect medical information about millions of Americans. If the prospect of the IRS having […]


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Health Insurance CEO: Obamacare Customers Must Break ‘Choice Habit’

The head of a major health insurance company has admitted what conservatives have been saying for years:  Obamacare will ultimately limit patient choice. From The Daily Caller : “We have to break people away from the choice habit that everyone has,” Marcus Merz, CEO of Minnesota insurer PreferredOne, told The New York Times Tuesday. “We’re all […]


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Love fest for HHS nominee, first sign GOP folding on Obamacare?

Last week, the US Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee held a hearing on Sylvia Burwell’s, current head of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), nomination to replace Kathleen Sibelius as head of Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). When Burwell was first nominated, some Republicans promised to use her confirmation […]


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