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Why Is Health Insurance so Complicated? | PragerU

Why is health insurance so complicated, while car insurance and life insurance are so simple? Can health insurance be more like, well, insurance? Lanhee Chen, fellow at the Hoover Institution, explains.

Pets & Animals | Pets & Animals

Should you buy pet insurance?

A year ago, one of patty Glynn’s three dogs, a five-year-old Chinese Crested named Merry, became ill and very nearly died. It turned out that she had inflammatory bowel disease and required transfusions, among other care. Blood work, emergency vet-hospi

Politics | Obamacare

Betsy McCaughey: The Democrats' Pre-Existing Condition Scam

The House vote on the GOP's ObamaCare repeal bill vote is down to the wire, with dozens of Republicans waffling as "undecideds." What's the hold-up? Ninety-six percent of people who have to buy their own insurance stand to benefit from this bill

Politics | Obamacare

Trump to nominate Georgia Rep. Tom Price as health secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump has selected Georgia Rep. Tom Price, a leading critic of President Barack Obama's sweeping health care law, to head the Department of Health and Human Services, according to a person familiar with the

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Rising Obamacare premiums anger those paying full price

As premiums climb, nearly 10 million Americans who buy individual insurance coverage either on or off the Obamacare exchanges and do not receive federal subsidies, are paying a lot more for health insurance.

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JAMA Forum: Why Are Private Health Insurers Losing Money on Obamacare?

By Uwe Reinhardt, PhD The report last week that Aetna, one of the major US health insurance companies, would leave most of the health insurance exchanges established under the Affordable Care Act (…

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

After court rules against parents, toddler is taken off life support

ATwo year-old Israel Stinson, the curly-haired, angelic-looking toddler whose fight for life gained international attention, died Thursday after he was removed from a breathing ventilator against his parents wishes.

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One of the biggest problems with Obamacare is only getting worse

It's going to be a lot easier for people to pick an Obamacare plan in 2017, if only because there...

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Brace Yourself: How You Will Pay To Rescue ObamaCare - Forbes

Either through higher premiums or through a taxpayer funded bailout, Americans will pay for the disaster that the ACA is fast becoming.

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The Right to Know That an Operation Is ‘Next to Useless’

About 400,000 middle-aged and older Americans a year have meniscus surgery. One problem: There’s no evidence that it’s worth it.

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How I Was Wrong About ObamaCare

Health-care expert Bob Kocher writes about how he got ObamaCare wrong. The law’s drafters wanted consolidation: 112 hospital mergers last year. But smaller practices have improved care better.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Pulled muscle cost him $6,000. What would it cost you?

While the federal Affordable Care Act means more people have insurance, one health care administrator explained, “What is missing in the process is that you have coverage that only kicks in at a certain level.”

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Cutting healthcare costs shouldn't be this painful

When my son was circumcised, Sade’s “Love Is Stronger Than Pride” was playing on a radio at the hospital. The pediatrician glanced over at me and said, “Some day, he’ll hear that song and won’t know why it makes him uncomfortable.”

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How Much More Do Obamacare Enrollees Cost Insurers? This Much. -- The Motley Fool

When compared to members of employer-based plans, this new study shows just how expensive Obamacare enrollees can be.

Politics | Obamacare

CBO Misses Its Obamacare Projection by 24 Million People

Three years ago, on the eve of Obamacare’s implementation, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projected that President Obama's centerpiece legislation would result in an average of 201 million people having private health insurance in any given month of 2016. Now that 2016 is here, the CBO says that just 177 million people, on average, will have private health insurance in any given month of this year—a shortfall of 24 million people.

Health & Fitness | Health News

The Health of Obamacare - WSJ

The best scholarly analyses of the Affordable Care Act suggest that it’s neither the triumph trumpeted by its proponents nor the disaster suggested by its critics

Politics | Obamacare

The quiet unraveling of ObamaCare

Official site of The Week Magazine, offering commentary and analysis of the day's breaking news and current events as well as arts, entertainment, people and gossip, and political cartoons.

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Obamacare Enrollees Are Reeling from High Deductibles - Yahoo Finance

From Yahoo Finance: First, the administration revealed that enrollments for Obamacare next year will barely hit 10 million, far below previous projections. Then last week, the consulting firm of McKinsey & Company estimated that premiums for policies

Politics | Obamacare

The newest Obamacare fail: penalties of $36,500 per worker

The Internal Revenue Service swoops in with a money grab, writes Diana Furchtgott-Roth.

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Anthem to buy Cigna to create biggest U.S. health insurer - Yahoo Finance

From Yahoo Finance: The deal — the biggest ever in the health insurance industry — comes three weeks after Aetna Inc (AET.N) agreed to buy Humana Inc (HUM.N) for $37 billion and is part of an industry-wide consolidation following the roll-out of Presi

Politics | Obamacare

Obamacare fails to bend the cost curve

The ACA is forcing health insurers to raise rates and consolidate. Will anyone learn their lesson from this?

Politics | Obamacare

Busted: Obamacare Co-Ops Are Underwater And Sinking Fast

When Democrats were ramming Obamacare down Americans’ throats, many of them wanted a “public option” that was supposed to demonstrate just how efficient and affordable government-run health insurance could be. What they settled for was something called “co-ops”—which stands for Consumer Oriented and Operated Plans.

Politics | Politics

Harvard Ideas on Health Care Hit Home, Hard - NYTimes.com

While Harvard professors oppose changes that will raise their health care costs, the university says the increases are in part a result of the Affordable Care Act, which many Harvard experts championed.

Politics | Obamacare Fallout

Rising Health Insurance Costs Thanks To Obamacare Hit Liberal Harvard Faculty, And They Are LIVID

Faculty at Harvard University are complaining that they will have to pay more for their health insurance under Obamacare, even though overall costs to faculty remain modest and employees of the Ivy Le

Politics | Obamacare Fallout

Why You Can't Keep Your Plan Under Obamacare, in 3 Minutes

In a video Robert Graboyes of George Mason University's Mercatus Center explains in simple language why insurers cancel plans under the Affordable Care Act.

Politics | Obamacare

Supremes to White House: What about ‘death panel?’

The Supreme Court is telling the Obama administration to present its case for Obamacare’s Independent Payment Advisory Board – the provision that critics have described as a “death panel” – even if it doesn’t want to

Politics | Obamacare

As Medicaid Rolls Swell, Cuts in Payments to Doctors Threaten Access to Care - NYTimes.com

Just as millions of people are gaining insurance through Medicaid, the program is poised to make deep cuts in payments to many doctors, prompting some physicians and consumer advocates to warn that the reductions could make it more difficult for Medicaid patients to obtain care.

Politics | Obamacare

Iowa insurance co-op falters, is taken over by state

CoOportunity Health, a fledgling Iowa health-insurance company set up under the Affordable Care Act, is being taken over by the state health-insurance division because of a financial crunch. CoOportunity

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

Why marketing is a great year-end tax write-off | VentureBeat

GuestLiterally every dollar invested in marketing can be effectively written off.

Politics | Obamacare

Jonathan Gruber Remains MIA as Obamacare Returns to Supreme Court

Ever since it was announced yesterday that the Supreme Court will once again take up Obamacare in the case of King vs Burwell, one figure has remained noticeably absent: Jonathan "Speak-O" Gruber. Since the case revolves around whether Congress

Politics | Obamacare

Obamacare sends health premiums skyrocketing by as much as 78 percent

The Affordable Care Act was supposed to make health care more affordable, but a newly released study of insurance policies before and after Obamacare shows that average premiums have skyrocketed, for some groups by as much as 78 percent.

Politics | Obamacare

King v. Burwell: The new Supreme Court case that could gut Obamacare, explained - Vox

The Supreme Court is going to take up Obamacare again. And it could prove disastrous for the administration — and for millions of individuals and families who have found affordable coverage under the law.

Politics | Obamacare

Andrew Klavan: Obamacare - Lies or Crap?

In the series premiere of The Revolting Truth with Andrew Klavan, our cheerful host asks the really important questions about Obamacare - like is it based on lies or fantasy, and is the President's signature legislation actually the harbinger of Armag

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Health care cartels limit Americans' options

Certificate-of-need laws keep innovative treatment from patients willing to buy and try it.

Politics | Obamacare

The Obamacare marketplace one year later: How you’re faring - Yahoo Finance

From Yahoo Finance: With the one-year anniversary of Obamacare's Healthcare.gov nearing, Americans tell us how they've been faring.

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The Myth of ObamaCare's Affordability - WSJ

In The Wall Street Journal, Casey B. Mulligan writes that the law's perverse incentives will have the nation working fewer hours, and working those hours less productively.

Politics | Obamacare

Obamacare Chief Ordered Official To Delete HealthCare.gov Emails - Yahoo News

From Yahoo News: Obamacare head Marilyn Tavenner told a top press official to delete an e-mail related to HealthCare.gov during the botched launch, according to documents released Friday. House Republicans are seeking emails from Centers for Medicare and

Politics | Obamacare

ObamaCare Exchange Enrollment Is Shrinking, Top Insurers Say

After reporting 720,000 ObamaCare exchange sign-ups in May, Aetna expects paid enrollment of just over 500,000 at year-end.

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

Life is getting easier for 17 million freelancers!

Companies and groups are starting to fill the benefits gap for freelance workers, offering access to disability and other insurance that can make project work a little more secure.

Politics | Obamacare

1.3 million Obamacare 'enrollees' may not even be American citizens, admits HHS report

1.3 million Obamacare 'enrollees' may not even be American citizens, admits HHS report

Politics | Politics

Why Doctors Need a Minimum Wage

Doctors are endlessly accused of being overpaid, but when you break down the math, primary care physicians get the crap end of the stick. Is it time to give them a minimum wage?

Politics | Obamacare

Washington Approves Premium-Hiking Regulations Despite Insurer, Hospital Protests

Washington state's insurance commissioner has officially issued controversial regulations for insurers, dictating not only what services must be covered but how close providers must be, down to the mi

Politics | Obamacare

Obamacare architect: Law will cause ‘the end of employer-sponsored insurance’

Obamacare architect Zeke Emanuel claims in his new book that the health care reform law will result in

Politics | Obamacare

How Much Does Obamacare Rip Off Young Adults? We Ran The Numbers. Here Are The Results.

Obamacare is still struggling to sign up young people. In order to offset the high cost of the older, and probably less healthy people who are joining Obamacare plans, the White House must coerce a sufficient number of thirty-somethings to also join. Prob

Politics | Obamacare

Report: Obamacare’s regulatory costs more than double benefits

The annual costs of Obamacare regulations come in at $6.8 billion a year so far -- around 2.5 times the total benefits of its heavy-handed regulations, according to study released Monday. The feder

Politics | Healthcare

The Hidden Impact of Obamacare and the Economy

Obamacare has delivered another sucker punch to the middle class. Now that a few people can get past the tech problems of HealthCare.gov and actually see the real cost of insurance plans available, they are finding that Affordable Care is big hit to the f

Politics | Healthcare

The Republican Answer to Obamacare

It’s been a rough two months for the White House since HealthCare.gov went live on Oct 1. In the weeks that followed, it soon became clear that the problem was not just one of technical incompetence leading to a shoddy website, but of bad policy. Mi

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Individual Coverage - Cedars-Sinai

If you purchase a private commercial policy for your health care you can purchase a plan that includes Cedars-Sinai as one of its options. Includes list of plans where Cedars-Sinai is part of the network.

Politics | Healthcare

ObamaCare's Plans Are Worse

The Wall Street Journal explains how the Affordable Care Act raises prices and limits medical choices.

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Will this court case shatter Obamacare?

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New health plans sold through exchanges not accepted at some prestigious NYC hospitals

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Obamacare: So, what could go wrong next? - David Nather

Busted website, canceled policies, lousy early enrollment numbers. And that could be just the warmup. Because the lesson of the last six weeks is that when it comes to the Obamacare rollout, if it can go wrong, it probably will. The stumble-filled debut o

Politics | Healthcare

Sundby: I had great cancer doctors and health insurance. My plan was cancelled. Now I worry how long I'll live.

In The Wall Street Journal, Edie Littlefield Sundby writes that she had great cancer doctors and health insurance before her plan was cancelled.

Politics | Healthcare

Obamacare Faces A 'Death Spiral' -- But It Turns On The Declining Participation Of Health Plans, Not Just Rising Premiums

Given the failed launch of Obamacare, there’s a real chance that the entire scheme falls into an “insurance death spiral” -- but not as visibly (or rapidly) as the way these sorts of unsuccessful insurance pools usually unravel. A death