Posts Tagged ‘Obamacare’

Covered California Still Spreading Misery


Tuesday November 7th, 2017   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 3:45am PDT   •   2 Comments

During the heyday of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, Emily Bazar of the Center for Health Reporting kept track of how Covered California, the ACA’s wholly owned subsidiary, actually performed. As she noted, Covered California wasted millions on promotion, handed out lucrative deals to cronies, and its $454 million computer system…
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RepealAndReplaceACA.Con


Monday May 8th, 2017   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 12:08pm PDT   •   0 Comments

“House Approval Of Health Care Bill Represents Major Victory For Trump,” ran the headline on a National Public Radio story, and the Washington Post said the new bill was a “major victory” for Republicans. Whether the measure, yet to face the Senate, is a victory for the people is dubious at best. The Affordable…
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Reject UN-Healthy Intervention


Friday April 28th, 2017   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 9:31am PDT   •   0 Comments

Dainius Puras is professor of child psychiatry at Vilnius University in Lithuania, a Distinguished Visitor with the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University, and a “Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health,” with the United Nations. In that capacity,…
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The Statist Dynamic Rolls On


Monday February 6th, 2017   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 9:17am PDT   •   0 Comments

  Before the 2016 election, Republicans were telling anybody who will listen that they would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. After the election, with control of the House, Senate and White House, the Republicans want to “fix” and “repair,” the ACA. This betrays a familiar dynamic of the…
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Covered California Misery Still Getting Worse


Tuesday January 31st, 2017   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 9:03am PDT   •   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 Bait-and-Switch Bludgeons Californians


Thursday January 26th, 2017   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 8:38am PDT   •   2 Comments

“Thousands of people enrolled in Covered California face higher-than-expected bills from their insurers because the exchange sent incorrect tax credit information to the health plans.” That’s the latest from health reporter Emily Bazar, now with Kaiser Health News. As she explains, Covered California, the state’s Obamacare system, send the wrong tax information for 25,000…
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Presidential Vacations Cost Taxpayers Nearly $100 Million


Thursday December 29th, 2016   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 9:41am PDT   •   0 Comments

President Obama is vacationing in Hawaii, the state where he was born and spent his childhood. According to Anita Kumar of McClatchy News, this annual trip cost taxpayers $3.5 million and the total cost of the first family’s travel comes to $85 million, possibly $90 million when further records are released. All told, except…
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How Covered California Abuses Pregnant Women


Tuesday November 8th, 2016   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 11:35am PDT   •   3 Comments

As we noted, Emily Bazar of the Center for Health Reporting did a fine job outlining how Covered California, a wholly owned subsidiary of Obamacare, was responsible for “countless glitches and widespread consumer misery.” The $454 million Covered California computer system, for example, proved dysfunctional and insecure. Covered California bosses blamed it for canceling…
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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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Covered California Misery Mounts a Surge


Thursday July 21st, 2016   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 4:12am PDT   •   0 Comments

We have been tracking Covered California, the Golden State’s wholly-owned subsidiary of Obamacare. Emily Bazar of the Center for Health Reporting has exposed glitches in the system’s $454 million computer system, problems with cancelation of policies when people turn 65, and difficulties in enrollment for others. For Bazar, these and other problems resulted in…
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