Health Care

It’s Getting Rockier for Obamacare in Tennessee

Citizens Against Government Waste’s August WasteWatcher discussed how many states were seeing large health insurance rate increases in the Affordable Care Act’s (Obamacare) exchanges.  In the state of Tennessee, Cigna and Humana revised their original premium rate increase request from an average of 23 percent to 46 percent and an average of 29 percent to 44.3 percent respectively.  The Tennessean

Farewell CO-OP Number 17

In an August 3, 2016 NJBiz article, the headline blared “N.J. rules helped guide Health Republic to success as Obamacare co-op!" The article goes on to praise the fact that Health Republic was “one of the seven health insurance co-ops still standing” and that its stability had a lot to do with the fact that “New Jersey’s 1992 health care reform laws were similar to the current Affordable Care Act, and allowed both insurers and actuaries to draw from prior experience to create health plans and pricing.”  The article contends that New Jersey's CO-OP is a great success story.

CAGW: Massive Obamacare Fraud Vulnerability Exposed

For Immediate Release Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
September 13, 2016  

The Obamacare Sink Hole

On March 29, 2013, editorial cartoonist Michael Ramirez drew a cartoon of the United States with a huge sinkhole in the middle of it and the words "Obamacare" spread across its center.  The drawing certainly was foretelling of what Americans could expect from the misnamed Affordable Care Act (ACA).

CAGW Releases August 2016 WasteWatcher

For Immediate Release Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
August 18, 2016  

(Washington, D.C.) – Today Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released its August 2016 WasteWatcher, a monthly dispatch to members of the news media, highlighting some of the most prominent fiscal issues affecting American taxpayers.  The stories from its August edition of WasteWatcher are listed in part as follows:

VA Scandal Rages On In 2016

One of the most crippling scandals of the Obama administration is poised to outlast the president’s time in office.  The outrageous patient wait times at Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) clinics nationwide have not waned since the issue burst into the public consciousness in 2014.  Indeed, the scandal has widened and the depth of the misconduct has continued unabated.

Remain Very Afraid of the Impact of Obamacare

Frightening news is starting to trickle out about health insurance premium rate increases for 2017, and that is just the beginning of ongoing concerns about how Obamacare adversely affects individuals, families, businesses, insurers, and the healthcare market.  The numbers reported to date by several states belie the promise that the Affordable Care Act (ACA), more commonly referred to as Obamacare, would, according to the President, “reduce insurance premiums by $2,500 per family per year.”

    CAGW Releases July 2016 WasteWatcher

    For Immediate Release Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
    July 14, 2016  

    (Washington, D.C.) – Today Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released its July 2016 WasteWatcher, a monthly dispatch to members of the news media, highlighting some of the most prominent fiscal issues affecting American taxpayers.  The stories from its July edition of WasteWatcher are listed in part as follows:

    Analyzing the House GOP Replacement for Obamacare

    On June 22, 2016, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) announced the House of Representatives Republican plan on healthcare reform, one of a series of six proposals called “A Better Way.”  This is the first time the House Republicans have coalesced around one plan to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), more commonly referred to as Obamacare.  The Better Way also includes reforms to Medicare and Medicaid.

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    CAGW Names Montana Gov. Steve Bullock February 2018 Porker of the Month

    Gov. Bullock is CAGW's Porker of the Month for issuing an executive order that would rob Montana consumers of a 21st century internet.