Category Archives: health care reform

Oregon May Close State Exchange And Join Feds’ Site

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst Oregon s health insurance exchange, plagued by computer flaws after federal taxpayers spent $303 million to build it, may be closed and the state’s customers shifted to the U.S. Obamacare marketplace. Greg Russak‘s insight: Here’s … Continue reading

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As ACA Signups Skyrocket Towards 7 Million Fox News Claims Obama Is Cooking the Books

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst As the number of people who are enrolling in the ACA’s private insurance plans surges towards 7 million, Republican Sen. John Barrasso and Fox News Sunday teamed up to claim that President Obama is cooking … Continue reading

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The ‘Protection’ in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Part of the Protection in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act comes from the fact that insurers can no longer sell us junk insurance. It starts with the Essential Health Benefits in the PPACA. One way for all of … Continue reading

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The Case for #SinglePayer

Here’s the question I have for those who oppose the PPACA and, more to the point, who oppose single payer health care. How are our poor and uninsured fellow Americans supposed to pay $170.00 for a 20-minute office visit when … Continue reading

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Warning: Insurance companies using Obamacare scare to scam public

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst Insurance companies are using Obamacare to scam the public, while blaming the ACA for not letting them gouge the public with inflated premiums. Greg Russak‘s insight: I include my own story about what “junk insurance” … Continue reading

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The Cost of #Obamacare Exchanges? 10 Bucks Each

How much have we spent on the exchanges? There are no shortage of claims. I’ve heard and seen figures like $500M and $650M. It’s not $500M. It’s not $650M. According to Glenn Kessler’s The Fact Checker column, “How much did … Continue reading

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The Fault, Dear Citizen, Is Not With ObamaCare

Robert Lenzer, Forbes staff writer, opens his October 1st article, ObamaCare Enriches Only The Health Insurance Giants and Their Shareholders, with this: So far in 2013 the value of the S& P health insurance index has gained 43%. Thats  more than double the … Continue reading

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Of UPS, Whole Foods, and Our Values as a Society

UPS is not alone in blaming Obamacare for recent business decisions. In the case of UPS, their decision is to drop benefits for the working spouses of 15,000 white-collar, non-union workers(1). Makes me wonder if fellow white-collar workers are paying attention to … Continue reading

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Capitol Hill’s Brain Drain?

“This caused fears that staff would suddenly face sharply higher healthcare costs and leave federal service, causing a “brain drain” on Capitol Hill.”   “UPDATE 1-U.S. Congress wins relief on Obamacare health plan subsidies” by David Lawder <Insert snarky joke here.> … Continue reading

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The Koch brothers are spreading lies about Obamacare.

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst As Obamacare goes into effect, some states are getting creative with ads telling residents about the healthcare law’s benefits. Greg Russak‘s insight: "…there is nothing in Obamacare that stops patients from choosing their own doctors, … Continue reading

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