Posts Tagged ‘healthcare mandates’

Covered California Misery Still Getting Worse


Tuesday January 31st, 2017   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 9:03am PST   •   1 Comment

Since the dawn of Covered California, the state’s wholly owned subsidiary of the federal Affordable Care Act, health journalist Emily Bazar has tracked the dysfunctions. The skyrocketing premiums, cancellations and “glitches” of the $454 million computer system were responsible for “widespread consumer misery,” not exactly a ringing endorsement. Covered California also dropped 2,000 pregnant…
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Obamacare Misery Mounts a Surge


Tuesday November 1st, 2016   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 9:44am PDT   •   3 Comments

Claudia Buck of the Sacramento Bee attempts to explain “Why Covered California’s rate hikes are lower than the rest of the U.S.” The rate increases for California’s Obamacare division have gone up double digits for the first time, 13.2 percent compared to the national average of 25 percent. Covered California boss Peter Lee expects…
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U.S. Appeals Court: Obamacare Mandate to Buy Health Insurance Unconstitutional


Friday August 12th, 2011   •   Posted by David Theroux at 7:05pm PDT   •   1 Comment

President Barack Obama’s health care law that requires individual citizens to buy health insurance is unconstitutional. Although the court did not strike down the rest of the health care policy, the decision is a major blow to the Obama administration, which appealed a lower court ruling by U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson, who ruled…
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