Posts Tagged ‘health insurance’


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Covered California Still Spreading Misery


Tuesday November 7th, 2017   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 3:45am PST   •   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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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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Posing for Obamacare


Monday February 24th, 2014   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 9:09am PST   •   1 Comment

As Obamacare continues to fail its apologists look to state exchanges such as California’s for signs of success. There might be a couple but this report does a decent job of finding failure. “The state health insurance exchange’s online enrollment portal remains down because of a software malfunction that has dogged consumers,” says the…
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If You Dislike Your Health Plan You Must Keep It


Wednesday February 12th, 2014   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 6:10am PST   •   0 Comments

President Obama told Americans that if they liked their health plan they could keep it. As millions of Americans discovered, that turned out to be wrong. And the victims may not be happy with the latest Obamacare twist: If you dislike the health plan the government wants you to have, you pretty much have…
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Obamacare Holiday Cheer


Monday December 30th, 2013   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 8:38am PST   •   0 Comments

President Barack Obama repeatedly told Americans that under Obamacare they could keep their health plan but that turned out to be an “incorrect promise,” as the New York Times famously put it. Obamacare took away Americans’ health plans by the millions, which was the plan all along. Obamacare mandates more expensive plans with weaker…
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Fine Idea to Save Obamacare?


Thursday December 12th, 2013   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 7:28am PST   •   0 Comments

As we have noted, Obamacare violates medical ethics by first doing harm. In the early going, in violation of repeated presidential promises, Obamacare stripped many embattled Americans of the health plans they had selected. This pushed them toward the dysfunctional and insecure Obamacare website, where they would get the news about higher premiums and bigger…
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Obamacare Wreaks Destructive Destruction


Monday September 30th, 2013   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 9:27am PDT   •   0 Comments

“If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan.” President Obama said that, but it isn’t true. At this article notes, Obamacare wipes out existing health care plans in 10 states: California, Missouri, Connecticut, Maryland, South Carolina, New York, New Jersey, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Georgia. More than 50 percent…
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Government Makes “Affordable” Care Harder to Find


Wednesday July 10th, 2013   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 9:10am PDT   •   2 Comments

UnitedHealth Group, the nation’s largest health insurer, and Aetna, another major insurer, recently abandoned California’s individual health insurance market. This ran as a business story but it’s really about Obamacare. The companies’ departure from the individual market is clearly a response to the Affordable Care Act, and that departure has already made it harder…
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Federal Health-Care Overhaul to Raise Rates on Individuals and Small Business


Friday September 10th, 2010   •   Posted by David Theroux at 1:24am PDT   •   2 Comments

In an article by Janet Adamy, the Wall Street Journal reports that contrary to the claims of the Obama administration, rates for health insurance for individuals and small businesses are projected to increase by as much as 20%. Although such rate increases primarily apply to new policies, “consumers could be subject to the higher…
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