The US Congressional Budget Office estimates that it will spend $700-billion on subsidies this year to help pay the health-care premiums for Americans under the age of 65. The extravagant benefits of the government’s so-called ‘affordable health care’ has forced insurers to raise premiums by 34% in 2018. […]
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act repealed the individual mandate portion of the Affordable Care Act that requires people who reject the insurance to pay a penalty of $695 or 2.5% of their income. However, Obamacare is still in effect and requires employers with businesses with 50 or more full-time employees to pay for their full-time employees health insurance, regardless of the cost. This is forcing many employers to reduce the number of full-time employees or go out of business altogether. […]
The court ruled that the subsidies were unlawful, but no one will be punished. When politicians are not held accountable for their crimes, there is no reason to expect that such crimes will ever cease. […]
Four Republican senators, Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, Shelly Moore Capito, and Rob Portman, broke their promise to repeal Obamacare, leaving the Republicans’ 7-year long promise to repeal it dead on arrival.
ObamaCare’s premiums more than doubled over the past four years and rose by an average of 105% in 2017. He added that insurance companies make $15 billion a year, and the government should stop subsidizing them. […]
Senator Rand Paul objects to the Republican version of ObamaCare, because federal money will be used to guarantee at least $300 billion for insurance-company profit. He also wants to stop the “refundable tax credit”, which is a subsidy by another name. […]
The ‘Freedom Caucus’ that stopped Trumpcare from passing has endorsed a new plan that fails to repeal Obamacare. It would allow the states to opt out of the federal requirement to cover pre-existing conditions and mandated services. This may look like a step forward, but the entire structure and its megalithic bureaucracy remain in place. […]
An increasing number of private medical groups now are offering ‘concierge care’, charging a monthly or yearly membership fee, and then providing nearly unlimited care at rates that are dramatically lower than insurance premiums. Physicians and nurse practitioners in these groups are free to treat patients as they see fit, not as directed by insurance companies. […]