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Paging #NCSEN’s Hagan: NC Obamacare premium hikes may be published in August

Posted by: ST on May 22, 2014 at 11:41 am » 5 Comments

Another day of more worrisome news for NC’s embattled Senator Kay Hagan: States are nailing down dates to release 2015 premium costs under ObamaCare, and their decisions will guarantee a drumbeat of news about rate hikes all the way to the November midterm elections. Democrats are bracing for grim headlines that could put the unpopular […]

 

Add Nevada to the list of states having to dump their #Obamacare exchange site

Posted by: ST on May 21, 2014 at 11:41 am » 2 Comments

The list keeps growing.  Via The Politico: Nevada has become the latest state to scrap its crippled Obamacare exchange and join the federal HealthCare.gov for at least a year. The Silver State, which had seemed to start strong last October before smashing into a wall of technical problems, is the only state with a Republican […]

 

QOTD: New York Times discovers that #Obamacare “narrows choices”

Posted by: ST on May 13, 2014 at 10:45 am » 3 Comments

Sorta kinda finally paying attention to reality: In the midst of all the turmoil in health care these days, one thing is becoming clear: No matter what kind of health plan consumers choose, they will find fewer doctors and hospitals in their network — or pay much more for the privilege of going to any […]

 

Costly failed state #Obamacare health exchanges may cost much more to “fix”

Posted by: ST on May 12, 2014 at 12:06 pm » 1 Comment

The Politico reports that four failed state healthcare exchanges that cost close to half a billion dollars to create will likely cost much more to fix: Nearly half a billion dollars in federal money has been spent developing four state Obamacare exchanges that are now in shambles — and the final price tag for salvaging […]

 

#NCSEN’s @SenatorHagan goes for broke, ‘fully embraces’ Obamacare

Posted by: ST on May 9, 2014 at 5:07 pm » 7 Comments

The Senator is starting the first of the tricky two-step I mentioned Wednesday she had to do here in order to try and get re-elected to a second term in the US Senate, the first part being to appeal to her base to turn out in strong numbers in November.  Via HuffPo: WASHINGTON — Sen. […]

 

The election-year myth-making of #Obamacare “success stories”

Posted by: ST on May 9, 2014 at 11:46 am » 3 Comments

The Weekly Standard’s Jay Cost has a good read this morning about how Democrats are making up Obamacare “success stories” in hopes they can take the “Affordable Care Act” issue off the table come time for fall elections – especially for vulnerable incumbents like NC’s Senator Hagan: • First, they say that premium rates are down. In […]

 

QOTD: “I’m not a numbers cruncher” on #Obamacare, says @PressSec Carney (VIDEO)

Posted by: ST on May 1, 2014 at 4:54 pm » 2 Comments

I said earlier today on Twitter that I almost – almost – feel sorry for White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, who has probably dished out more lies and deliberate misinformation for an administration than any other Press Secretary in modern history. But, he gets paid very well for what he does – and being […]

 

Reuters in shill mode for #Obamacare, declares it “saved” the US economy

Posted by: ST on May 1, 2014 at 12:54 pm » 2 Comments

You really can’t make this stuff up – oh  yeah, you can. If you’re Reuters (via Memeorandum): WASHINGTON, April 30 (Reuters) – As the U.S. economy teetered on the brink of contraction in the first quarter, one thing stood out. Healthcare spending increased at its fastest pace in more than three decades. That surge is attributed […]

 

For vulnerable Democrats, #Obamacare has become a ‘four-letter word’

Posted by: ST on April 27, 2014 at 11:36 am » 2 Comments

In spite of high profile Dems like former President Bill Clinton urging their party to talk up Obamacare during the 2014 election cycle, The Hill reports this weekend that for many running for election or re-election, the so-called “Affordable Care Act” they once enthusiastically supported is now little more than a “four-letter word”: To many Democrats, […]

 

Great news: Admin will soon take over Oregon’s failed health exchange

Posted by: ST on April 24, 2014 at 6:56 pm » 3 Comments

This should inspire confidence in Oregonians. Not. Via WaPo: The Obama administration is poised to take over Oregon’s broken insurance exchange, according to officials familiar with the decision, who say that it reflects federal officials’ conclusion that several state-run marketplaces may be too dysfunctional to fix. In public, the board overseeing Cover Oregon is scheduled to […]