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Fundamental Failure: Obamacare Deductibles Too Steep for Primary Consumers

Fundamental Failure: Obamacare Deductibles Too Steep for Primary Consumers

At a recent meeting of the Wayne County Commissioners in Wooster, Ohio, the director of a local clinic that provides medical care for low income individuals said that the high deductibles in the federal Exchanges have created new barriers to health care and that the expansion of Medicaid has shifted the burden of low income

Q&A on The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ObamaCare”)

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (the “ACA” or “ObamaCare”) has occupied the public debate for the last several months. However, much of the media coverage of these issues is highly inaccurate and generally untrustworthy. This problem is exacerbated by the lack of accurate information flowing from the political class in Washington,

Yes, Virginia, The Federal Health Law Does Cover Abortion

I can’t say I was ever lost, but I was bewildered once for three days. —Daniel Boone Before President Obama’s so-called Affordable Care Act was even signed, concerns surfaced over whether abortion funding was included. The President’s administration and supporters pooh-poohed claims that it would be, and due to the bill’s immense size and complexities,

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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