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Read the latest on Biden's plans for affordable healthcare

Why Does ‘Unifier’ Biden Want to End Affordable Healthcare?

The Biden administration is about to effectively outlaw some of the most affordable health plans on the market and cast scores of people into the ranks of the uninsured. At issue is a rule the administration finalized last month. The rule will bar short-term health plans from lasting any more than three ...
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Obamacare is the real ‘junk’ insurance

Vice President Kamala Harris extolled the president in a speech last month for “fighting to expand access to affordable healthcare” and lambasted right-wing “extremists” for “trying to take away healthcare coverage.” So it’s ironic that one of the Biden administration’s latest moves, a rule cutting the maximum duration of a short-term health plan from ...
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Read the latest on the failures of Obamacare

President Biden Touts Obamacare As A Success. Many Patients Disagree.

President Biden is trying to make this November’s election a referendum on healthcare policy. Last month, his campaign initiated a national organizing blitz with former President Obama to galvanize support for the Affordable Care Act — and by extension, the incumbent president, who has continued to expand his Democratic predecessor’s signature program. More than 21 ...
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Read about President Biden's new budget proposal on healthcare

Biden’s Healthcare Budget Enriches Insurers, Ignores Patients

Anyone clamoring for commonsense healthcare reform won’t find much to cheer about in President Joe Biden’s new budget proposal. The insurance industry, however, should be very pleased. Among other things, the budget makes Biden’s enhanced Obamacare premium subsidies permanent and calls for a new Medicaid-like program for people in states that haven’t ...
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As Obamacare Turns 14, It Continues To Bully U.S. Patients

March 23 marks the 14th anniversary of the passage of Obamacare, also known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA). At the signing ceremony, then-Vice President Joe Biden famously remarked, “This is a big fucking deal!” How right he was—much to the chagrin of patients, who have been stuck with the monstrosity that is ...
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Read the latest on the problems facing Medicare

Medicare Is Now Unaffordable

“If anyone here tries to cut … Medicare … I will stop you.” That was President Biden’s promise to a joint session of Congress during last week’s State of the Union address. Some may find such tough talk reassuring. But Biden’s refusal to even acknowledge Medicare’s dire fiscal situation — much less chart a course ...
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Bane of High Health Care Costs Can Be Traced to Obamacare

About 3 in 4 Americans are at least somewhat worried about their ability to afford health care, according to the KFF Health Tracking Poll February 2024. That concern is at odds with their generally favorable view of the Affordable Care Act, which will mark its 14th birthday on March 23. Nearly 6 in ...
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Read the latest on medicare spending

Competition Or Insolvency? Medicare’s Time For Choosing.

America has a spending problem. Last month, the Congressional Budget Office reported that debt held by the public will exceed the entire economic output of the country next year. Within ten years, the debt will reach 116% of GDP—”an amount greater than at any point in the nation’s history,” as the ...
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Obamacare coverage might be free. But that’s not good.

There’s a saying that nothing good in life is free. The latest Obamacare enrollment numbers are a case in point. The Biden administration recently announced that a record 21.3 million Americans signed up for Obamacare during this year’s open enrollment period. But many of those enrollees only signed up because they ...
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Trump vs. Obamacare — More Market Efficiency, Less Government Bureaucracy

Donald Trump is continuing to make his case for an overhaul of the Affordable Care Act. “We’re going to fight for much better health care than Obamacare. Obamacare is a catastrophe,” he said just before his victory in the Iowa Caucuses in January. He’s right to put healthcare reform at ...
Commentary

Read the latest on Biden's plans for affordable healthcare

Why Does ‘Unifier’ Biden Want to End Affordable Healthcare?

The Biden administration is about to effectively outlaw some of the most affordable health plans on the market and cast scores of people into the ranks of the uninsured. At issue is a rule the administration finalized last month. The rule will bar short-term health plans from lasting any more than three ...
Commentary

Obamacare is the real ‘junk’ insurance

Vice President Kamala Harris extolled the president in a speech last month for “fighting to expand access to affordable healthcare” and lambasted right-wing “extremists” for “trying to take away healthcare coverage.” So it’s ironic that one of the Biden administration’s latest moves, a rule cutting the maximum duration of a short-term health plan from ...
Commentary

Read the latest on the failures of Obamacare

President Biden Touts Obamacare As A Success. Many Patients Disagree.

President Biden is trying to make this November’s election a referendum on healthcare policy. Last month, his campaign initiated a national organizing blitz with former President Obama to galvanize support for the Affordable Care Act — and by extension, the incumbent president, who has continued to expand his Democratic predecessor’s signature program. More than 21 ...
Commentary

Read about President Biden's new budget proposal on healthcare

Biden’s Healthcare Budget Enriches Insurers, Ignores Patients

Anyone clamoring for commonsense healthcare reform won’t find much to cheer about in President Joe Biden’s new budget proposal. The insurance industry, however, should be very pleased. Among other things, the budget makes Biden’s enhanced Obamacare premium subsidies permanent and calls for a new Medicaid-like program for people in states that haven’t ...
Commentary

As Obamacare Turns 14, It Continues To Bully U.S. Patients

March 23 marks the 14th anniversary of the passage of Obamacare, also known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA). At the signing ceremony, then-Vice President Joe Biden famously remarked, “This is a big fucking deal!” How right he was—much to the chagrin of patients, who have been stuck with the monstrosity that is ...
Commentary

Read the latest on the problems facing Medicare

Medicare Is Now Unaffordable

“If anyone here tries to cut … Medicare … I will stop you.” That was President Biden’s promise to a joint session of Congress during last week’s State of the Union address. Some may find such tough talk reassuring. But Biden’s refusal to even acknowledge Medicare’s dire fiscal situation — much less chart a course ...
Commentary

Bane of High Health Care Costs Can Be Traced to Obamacare

About 3 in 4 Americans are at least somewhat worried about their ability to afford health care, according to the KFF Health Tracking Poll February 2024. That concern is at odds with their generally favorable view of the Affordable Care Act, which will mark its 14th birthday on March 23. Nearly 6 in ...
Commentary

Read the latest on medicare spending

Competition Or Insolvency? Medicare’s Time For Choosing.

America has a spending problem. Last month, the Congressional Budget Office reported that debt held by the public will exceed the entire economic output of the country next year. Within ten years, the debt will reach 116% of GDP—”an amount greater than at any point in the nation’s history,” as the ...
Commentary

Obamacare coverage might be free. But that’s not good.

There’s a saying that nothing good in life is free. The latest Obamacare enrollment numbers are a case in point. The Biden administration recently announced that a record 21.3 million Americans signed up for Obamacare during this year’s open enrollment period. But many of those enrollees only signed up because they ...
Commentary

Trump vs. Obamacare — More Market Efficiency, Less Government Bureaucracy

Donald Trump is continuing to make his case for an overhaul of the Affordable Care Act. “We’re going to fight for much better health care than Obamacare. Obamacare is a catastrophe,” he said just before his victory in the Iowa Caucuses in January. He’s right to put healthcare reform at ...
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