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Rod St. Aubyn: Insurance Mandates Take Away Choice

Rod St. Aubyn: Insurance Mandates Take Away Choice

In my last two blogs on the failures of the “Affordable” Care Act to actually control health care cost increases as the proponents promised (insert first article link here) and my suggested state solutions (insert second article link here), I discussed the role that health insurance mandates play in increasing health care costs. Let’s first

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Rod St. Aubyn: States Should Have Taken The Lead On Health Insurance Reform

In last week’s post, I brought up the failures of the Affordable Care Act (ACA or as many refer to it as “ObamaCare”) in controlling health care costs in addition to many other failures. As I indicated, I prefer that health care reform be a state solution versus the power grab by the Federal government.

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Rod St. Aubyn: Where Are Obamacare’s Health Care Cost Savings?

I’m sure many have seen the recent news story of the Minnesota restaurant that started to charge and display on the receipt a new surcharge for the cost of the recently passed minimum wage increase. I have often wished that health insurers were required to itemize on their premium notices the new costs that are

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Thanks To Obamacare, Individual Insurance Plans Aren’t Available

Chalk up another victory for Obamacare: WASHINGTON (AP) – Americans thinking about buying health insurance on their own later this year, or maybe switching to a different insurer, are probably out of luck. The policies are going off the market as a little-noticed consequence of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. With limited exceptions, insurance

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Thanks Obamacare: North Dakota Insurance Customers To See 14.4 Percent Premium Hike

Remember when Obamacare was going to “bend the cost curve” on health care? “Back in 2008, three eminent Harvard economists who were advising the Obama campaign—David Cutler, David Blumenthal, and Jeffrey Liebman—wrote a memo claiming that Senator Obama’s health-care plan could reduce national health spending by $200 billion a year,” reported Avik Roy for National

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North Dakota Could Use That Obamacare Apology: Over 35,000 Lost Insurance, Less Than 5,000 Gained It

“For the State of the Union, one of the things President Obama really ought to do is look in the TV camera and say to the over five million Americans all across this country who have had their health insurance cancelled because of Obamacare — to look in the camera and say, ‘I’m sorry,’” Texas

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American Health Industry Gets Downgrade To “Negative” Thanks To Obamacare

Obamacare may be making your health insurance more expensive and harder to get, but at least it’s destabilizing the insurance industry. Moody’s Investor Service has changed its outlook for the U.S. health care insurance sector from stable to negative, citing Obamacare’s rollout and the uncertainty it brings. The private credit rating agency said potential fallout from the Affordable Care

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The Most Frightening Health Care Article You’ll Read All Day

“Maryland just became the biggest petri dish in America’s experiment to contain health-care costs,” reports John Tozzi for Bloomberg. What is the state doing? They’re looking to put a legal cap on hospital charges. Maryland has a unique regulatory relationship with its health care industry. It has a commission that sets hospital prices, much like

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Obamacare’s Cost In North Dakota: Over 35,000 Lost Insurance, Less Than 3,000 Got Insurance

Despite the Obamacare insurance mandate which punishes the uninsured with a tax penalty in 2014, despite a high-profile political marketing campaign from the Obama administration (including hundreds of thousands of dollars of grants made to groups right here in North Dakota) the total number of people in the state who have enrolled in insurance because

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