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Thank God MNsure is fixed

It’s nice to throw in a healthy dose of sarcasm when talking about MNsure. Without it, people might get frustrated. This LTE highlights how dysfunctional MNsure is. The Dayton administration insists that MNsure is working just fine. For instance, “MNsure CEO Allison O’Toole said the exchange ‘has improved significantly every year’ and predicted that ‘trend […]

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20,000,000 Americans, Part II

In Part I, I wrote that Jonathan Gruber was fearmongering by insisting that 20,000,000 Americans would lose their health insurance if the ACA was repealed. Specifically, Dr. Gruber said “Twenty million Americans have gained insurance coverage, and millions more would be covered if recalcitrant states had fully embraced the law rather than resisting out of […]

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Statistics explain the MNsure crisis

David Montgomery of the Pi-Press has done Minnesotans a great service with this article. Specifically, he dug into some statistics that explain why MNsure is failing. These statistics fit into 3 categories in Montgomery’s article: too many sick people, costs vary widely and the “premium cliff.” Starting with the category titled too many sick people, […]

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Obamacare, subsidies and Jonathan Gruber’s flip-flopping

Lefties went apoplectic this week after the DC Circuit issued its ruling in the Halbig v. Burwell lawsuit. Their initial spin was that it was “a drafting error.” Sean Davis’ article laid out the foolishness of their spin. While Davis’ article buried the administration’s spin with irrefutable facts, something that Jonathan Gruber said might hurt […]

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Halbig v. Burwell winners

Brian Beutler’s article attempts to make the case that Republicans might ultimately lose if the Supreme Court upholds today’s ruling: An adverse Supreme Court ruling would throw the ACA into chaos in three dozen states, including huge states like Florida and Texas. The vast majority of beneficiaries in those states would be suddenly unable to […]

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MNsure crisis by the numbers

If this video doesn’t frighten policymakers, then they’re comatose: Here’s the heart of Jay Koll’s article on the MNsure crisis: Lawmakers who supported passage of MNsure legislation indicated, at the time, that private health insurance plans would be the key to making MNsure self-sustaining. MNsure issued a news release touting enrollment numbers. It says MNsure […]

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MNsure spin

When it comes to MNsure spin, Scott Leitz’s spin ranks right up there. Here’s what he said: MNsure’s interim CEO Scott Leitz appeared on WCCO Sunday Morning. “With regards to the private side, we are running about 30,000 right now, but we do anticipate because of the mandate that people have health insurance coverage by […]

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Affordable Care Act will fail

Greg Gutfeld’s column offers the perfect explanation why the Affordable Care Act, aka the ACA, is destined for failure. Mr. Gutfeld starts by highlighting what iTunes would look like if it was a government invention: Now imagine if iTunes had been run by the government. This is how I see it: To enjoy my recently […] . . . → Read More: Affordable Care Act will fail . . . → Read More: Affordable Care Act will fail

Affordable Care Act will fail

Greg Gutfeld’s column offers the perfect explanation why the Affordable Care Act, aka the ACA, is destined for failure. Mr. Gutfeld starts by highlighting what iTunes would look like if it was a government invention: Now imagine if iTunes had been run by the government. This is how I see it: To enjoy my recently […] . . . → Read More: Affordable Care Act will fail . . . → Read More: Affordable Care Act will fail

D’s going on O’Care offensive?

This post on the Hill’s health care blog is laughable in terms of the Democrats’ strategy: The White House and congressional leadership are urging Democratic lawmakers to highlight ObamaCare success stories in an effort to take the offensive on the healthcare rollout after two months of backpedaling, according to two memos obtained by The Hill. […] . . . → Read More: D’s going on O’Care offensive? . . . → Read More: D’s going on O’Care offensive?

Another day, another ACA delay

Yesterday, HHS announced that another part of the Affordable Care Act is getting delayed: The White House is delaying the launch of its online small-business exchange by one year, a Health and Human Services (HHS) official confirmed to The Hill on Wednesday. The delay is another setback for the troubled enrollment process of President Obama’s […] . . . → Read More: Another day, another ACA delay . . . → Read More: Another day, another ACA delay

Franken open to the inevitable

In his attempt to sound reasonable, Sen. Franken is willing to consider the possibility of what’s inevitable. According to this Washington Post article, Sen. Franken is “willing to consider” delaying the individual mandate if HealthCare.gov isn’t running soon: Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) says he would be open to a brief delay in the individual mandate […] . . . → Read More: Franken open to the inevitable . . . → Read More: Franken open to the inevitable

Obamacare Navigators caught on film laundering taxpayer premium-subsidies

Most organized crime mobs check outsiders for bugs, but apparently not La Obamacare Cosa Nostra. Project Veritas sent a Secret Squirrel undercover to Texas National Urban League offices turned Obamacare “Navigators” and, ala Breitbart, found government-run non-ACORNS breaking bad: Ironically, the only concession Republicans attained after the Obamacare-inspired government shutdown was to reverse the law’s namesake Chief Executive’s latest rule by fiat waiving income verification | Read More » . . . → Read More: Obamacare Navigators caught on film laundering taxpayer premium-subsidies . . . → Read More: Obamacare Navigators caught on film laundering taxpayer premium-subsidies

Will Obama compel insurance companies to re-offer old plans?

There is more than one way to skin cats and bankrupt private insurance companies. That President Obama lied when he guaranteed Americans they could keep insurance policies they liked is a metaphysical certitude. What is near supernatural is just how many ways he lied. From James Taranto, WSJ’s Best of the Web: Some of the canceled plans–the ones [Barack] Obama now categorically describes (dishonestly) as | Read More » . . . → Read More: Will Obama compel insurance companies to re-offer old plans? . . . → Read More: Will Obama compel insurance companies to re-offer old plans?

Government-run healthcare can’t be sued in court

Next time a liberal Democrat justifies Obamacare as a better alternative than private insurance companies, remind them of sovereign immunity. Before King Obama and his Royal Court of congressional Democrats passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, prospective patients weren’t forced enter into contracts with private health insurance companies they didn’t trust. But if they did enter into a contract with a non-government company | Read More » . . . → Read More: Government-run healthcare can’t be sued in court . . . → Read More: Government-run healthcare can’t be sued in court

Liberal foolishness

The latest Democratic chanting point on the Affordable Care Act has been that President Obama didn’t really break his promise that you could keep your health insurance plan if you liked it. The chanting point has become that the policies getting canceled were substandard policies that insurance companies foisted on unsuspecting dupes (you). That’s certainly […] . . . → Read More: Liberal foolishness . . . → Read More: Liberal foolishness

Beware of politicians promising free lunches

Charles Krauthammer’s latest column offers this advice: It’s Halloween. There is a knock at your door. You hear: “We’re the government and we’re here to help.” You hide. With the Affordable Care Act failing beyond even the most pessimistic Republican’s worst nightmare, that’s sage advice. This, though, is the most disturbing information in Dr. Krauthammer’s […] . . . → Read More: Beware of politicians promising free lunches . . . → Read More: Beware of politicians promising free lunches

Epic Megyn-Pallone interview

This video shows Megyn Kelly pulverizing Rep. Frank Pallone, (D-NJ), on what’s causing insurance companies to cancel millions of individual policies: Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com Saying that Rep. Pallone is a BSer is understatement. In fact, it’s quite possible that he isn’t a BSer. It’s possible that he’s just a liar. During the […] . . . → Read More: Epic Megyn-Pallone interview . . . → Read More: Epic Megyn-Pallone interview

The next Affordable Care Act shoe to drop?

Since the flood of cancellation announcements hit the airwaves, the Democrats’ latest talking point is that ‘most people get their insurance through their employer.’ That’s indisputable fact — for now. Let’s remember that the administration delayed implementation of employer mandate for a year. When the employer mandate is required, the companies’ response is exceptionally predictable. […] . . . → Read More: The next Affordable Care Act shoe to drop? . . . → Read More: The next Affordable Care Act shoe to drop?

They’re either lying or they aren’t too bright

Earlier tonight, NBC News reported that President Obama knew that hundreds of thousands of people wouldn’t be able to keep the health insurance plan that they liked: President Obama repeatedly assured Americans that after the Affordable Care Act became law, people who liked their health insurance would be able to keep it. But millions of […] . . . → Read More: They’re either lying or they aren’t too bright . . . → Read More: They’re either lying or they aren’t too bright