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Political Report: Traditional Strategy Gives Way to ‘Outrage & Turn Out’

In his first report for OCR since his extensive, 3-part technical analysis of the damages of the Affordable Care Act to Ohioans, Featured Contributor Joshua Brown, Esq., reveals how and why the bottom has fallen out from the traditional political strategy of “triangulation.” Its replacement? For now, we’ll call it “Outrage and Turn Out.” Josh Brown,

Obamacare Sticker Shock, Part 3: How Medicaid Expansion Will Gouge Ohio Premiums

[Editor’s note: In the first article in this series, Josh Brown maps out why Ohio insurance premiums will rise 80-88% in the coming years. He discussed the disastrous results in states that required insurance companies to cover pre-existing conditions (a policy called “guaranteed issue”).  Brown’s second article showed how Massachusetts tried to solve those problems

Obamacare Sticker Shock, Part 2: Counting the Cost of the Individual Mandate

In the first part of this series, I discussed, in part, why Ohioans’ health insurance premiums are going to rise about 80-88% in the coming year. However, I did not discuss the entire picture. There are several legs to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) stool, but the primary ones are guaranteed issue, community ratings mandates,

Obamacare Sticker Shock, Part 1: Ohio Premiums Expected to Rise 88%

Ohioans should expect their health insurance premiums to rise significantly over the coming years. This–despite the fact that the “Affordable Care Act” (ACA) was premised on several statements made by White House staff, Congressional leaders, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), and President Obama himself, that the legislation would make premiums more affordable. In fact, they

Cherry-Picking Obamacare

Why Politicians Cannot Sever the Medicaid Expansion from the ACA Ohio is currently debating whether to institute the Medicaid expansion. The expansion is part of and essential to the mechanical functioning of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA, a.k.a. “Obamacare”). The Obama administration stated as much at the U.S. Supreme Court. Because of its structure, you

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