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The Young Aren't Buying It

More and more stories are appearing about growing opposition to Obamacare, also known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA), from America’s youth and that’s not good news for the Obama administration.  Simply put, when it comes to signing up for Obamacare the “young invincibles,” the cohort of the U.S.

Obamacare: Still Not Ready for Primetime

The New York Times provided numbers yesterday on Medicaid enrollment compared to Obamacare enrollment during the month of October.  Those of us who follow health policy are not really surprised by the numbers; we expected more people were signing up for Medicaid for some time.  Here’s part of the article:

Healthcare.gov is Up and Running...Sort of

The administration declared success in its efforts to meet its self-imposed deadline of November 30 to improve the Healthcare.gov website.  With little fanfare, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the agency charged with overseeing Obamacare, stated “we believe we have met the goal of having a system that will work smoothly for the vast majority of users.”  To back up their claim, they released an 8-page

Businesses and Obamacare: Not a Good Mix

Public Opinion Strategies (POS) is a well-respected market research company specializing in corporate and public policy research.  The company recently undertook a survey of 208 decision makers in franchise-owned businesses and 206 decision makers in non-franchise businesses that have between 40-500 employees and asked them about the impact of the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, on their companies.   Why is this group of businesses important in the United States?  They repres

Think Obamacare is Fixed? Think Again

On Tuesday, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations had a hearing on the Obamacare website roll out and the numerous computer "glitches" that have and are continuing to surface since its opening on October 1.  It was an eye opening hearing and shows the website still is not really ready for prime time.

They Knew. They All Knew.

We are seeing a lot of panic on Capitol Hill these days as Obamacare continues to unravel.  Certainly, the functionality of the Healthcare.gov  website was initially the primary focus of concern.  But when millions of Americans began to lose healthcare policies they liked in spite of the president’s numerous promises that “you can keep your healthcare plan if you like it – period,” the fear in Washington, D.C.

I'm Shocked, Shocked to Find That Fraud is Going on in Obamacare!

When I first saw the headline on the Drudge Report, “VIDEO SHOCK: O'Keefe reveals Obamacare corruption...,” I immediately thought of the classic movie, “Casablanca” and heard those immortal words, “I'm shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!”  James O’Keefe, the well-known videographer, is at it again.  John Fund has written an eye-opening, yet disturbing piece “The Truth About Navigators” in today’s on-line National Review and how O’Keefe and his Project Veritas is doing the job

Those Pesky Obamacare Grandfather Regs and Why We’re All Doomed

Certainly the latest news about Obamacare is how millions of people across the country are losing their health insurance in spite of numerous assurances by President Obama over a period of four-plus years that, “if you like your health-care plan, you will be able to keep your health-care plan, period.”  In other words, he was promising all Americans that the health plan they liked and could afford would be “grandfathered” thus avoiding m

We Will Have Those Numbers in November

Oh, and that Obamacare really is working too, in spite of the website’s problems.

Massive Glitches and Monkey Courts

There were fireworks today at the House Committee on Energy and Commerce hearing on the roll out of the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare.  The hearing, entitled, “PPACA Implementation Failures: Didn’t Know or Didn’t Disclose?” questioned representatives from the major contractors that constructed the portal or website that is supposed to help individuals enroll in Obamacare.  The witnesses were:

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