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Thanks To Obamacare, Individual Insurance Plans Aren’t Available

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


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


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


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

U.S. Awaits Supreme Court Decision On Affordable Care Act

Obamacare Has Resulted In More People Losing Insurance Than Getting It

Here’s an ugly truth: Obamacare may have promised health insurance for the masses. But on its first day, it’s left more Americans without coverage than before the law was passed. More than 4.7 million Americans had their health insurance canceled as a result of any of the thousand-plus-page law’s new rules, the Associated Press reports,


Surprise: Obamacare Policies Cost Way More In Out Of Pocket Expenses

Stories like this one shouldn’t exactly be news at this point in the game. Much like with the millions of Americans who saw their existing plans canceled, despite derision from the President and Democrats for anyone suggesting such a thing is possible, this was all predictable and expected. Yet, it is news because the mainstream media


Whoa: Blue Cross Blue Shield Of North Dakota Pulls Out Of State Medicaid Expansion

“Lawmakers directed the department to implement the expansion through private insurance carriers or the federal Health Insurance Marketplace,” reads a press release from the North Dakota Department of Health and Human Services which just dropped in my inbox this afternoon (holiday news dump!). “The department issued a request for proposal Aug. 5, 2013, and responses