Congress Defrauds Healthcare Exchange; Claims to Be a Small Business

Congress isn’t supposed to be able to use the healthcare exchange, so they broke the rules. This blog has reported on how the President has treated Obamacare as a personal empowerment to give orders rather than as a law in any real sense. Whenever there was a perceived problem, the President would simply change the law to suit his wishes. In a sense, the Supreme Court joined him by changing the law as well in order to make it workable. It seems Congress has been doing the same thing, breaking Read more […]

The Obamacare Exchanges are Complete Failures

So if the Obamacare exchanges don’t work, why does anyone trust the government to deliver healthcare? This blog reported on the failure of the Obamacare exchanges back in May. The situation is only getting worse. Now, the Associated Press has even admitted to it: “State Obamacare Exchanges Struggling With High Costs and Disappointing Enrollment.” State-run health insurance markets that offer coverage under President Barack Obama’s health law are struggling with high costs and disappointing Read more […]

Desperate States Trying to Save Obamacare Exchanges by Merging

The Obamacare exchanges are working just like they were supposed to. The states with Obamacare exchanges are “quietly” thinking about merging those operations, according to the Hill. I suppose these are exchanges that are not yet bankrupt like Hawaii’s, but heading that way. A number of states are quietly considering merging their healthcare exchanges under ObamaCare amid big questions about their cost and viability. Many of the 13 state-run ObamaCare exchanges are worried about how Read more […]

Where Are the Lower Obamacare Prices that Were Promised?

The state exchanges aren’t experiencing those lower Obamacare prices we were all led to expect. Just the opposite. Remember when we were told how efficient the health insurance marketplace exchanges would be? Yeah. It’s not working out that way. Thanks to John R. Graham at the Independent blog for pointing out this Washington Post story: “Almost half of Obamacare exchanges face financial struggles in the future.” Nearly half of the 17 insurance marketplaces set up by the states and Read more […]

Minnesota Obamacare Exchange: Failure

The Minnesota Obamacare Exchange has once again been forced to lower their estimate of how many people will enroll. So, as a state that enthusiastically participated in Obamacare, the powers that be in Minnesota confidently predicted last year that they would be able to enroll 297,000 people through the state’s insurance exchange. Presumably, part of the reason for that number is the researched finding that almost 300,000 people or households need that insurance. I’m curious why people Read more […]

Obamacare Fraud – Maryland’s Health Insurance Exchange Under Investigation

Obamacare Fraud almost seems redundant when you consider the President’s “If you like your plan you can keep your plan” mantra. But there are other levels of fraud. Consider the exchanges. Suddenly ending the private markets as they had developed and driving all transactions through a single portal opens up all sorts of possibilities. CBS Baltimore reports, A Maryland Congressman says subpoenas are being issued in a federal investigation into Maryland’s health exchange. He believes Read more […]

Obamacare Is Still Broken: Data Needs Fixing For at Least Two Million Enrollees

Not only are rates skyrocketing, but there are discrepancies in the records that make it impossible to say what many people are supposed to be paying now. While the Obama Administration has boasted in eight million enrollees, there are problems with at least a quarter of them. The Daily Signal reports, Officials found data from application forms not matching what was in federal records, which could affect how much consumers pay for their health plans or if they are even legally eligible for benefits, Read more […]

Harry Reid Condemns Koch Brothers For Using Their Own Money While Dems Use Ours

Monday I saw where Senate Majority leader Harry Reid was blowing a gasket over the Koch Brothers’ plans to spend a little over $100-million of their own dollars on the upcoming elections. Somehow I’m supposed to be outraged—absolutely outraged—at men spending their own money to influence the direction of the country, but I’m not allowed to protest when it comes to nearly $5-billion of my money wasted? From the Fiscal Times: “Over $5 Billion and Counting for Obamacare Websites.” Since Read more […]

The State Obamacare Exchanges: Failing at a Half-Billion Dollars and Climbing

For this year and the end of last the media has served up a narrative that the problem with the Obamacare exchanges comes from all those states that refused to participate, forcing the Federal Government to build their exchanges. Of course, this is a way of blaming Republicans for the horrible technological black hole that occurred when the exchanges began “operating”—if one can call it that. But the real blowup is coming from states that embraced the Affordable Care Act and built their Read more […]

Subsidies for Federal Exchanges: The Biggest Executive Usurpation of All?

There have been so many unilateral changes made in the Affordable Care Act–in which the executive branch usurps the powers of the legislature–that bringing up one more may seem boring. But this may have been the most outrageous of them all and it has received the least attention. Michael Cannon writes an editorial on the Fox News site that the law never allowed subsidies for those who bought insurance through Federal exchanges. The law only authorized such spending for the state exchanges. Confounding Read more […]

NSA Data Center Falling Apart; Opening Delayed One Year

Obamacare exchanges aren’t the only things that have proven to be train wrecks. The number of people actually applying for polices is so embarrassingly low that the White House won’t say how few around the country have signed up. Of course, part of the reason is that the websites had glitches and were crashing, and I’m sure people just gave up. It led Boehner to ask, “How can we tax people for not buying a product from a website that doesn’t work?” Well, it looks like a similar thing Read more […]

Obamacare Exchanges Being Turned Down by GOP Governors

Obamacare exchanges consist of a federally financed healthcare entitlement that would subsidize insurance premiums for low and some middle income American families. The exchanges go into effect January 1, 2014. The amount of the subsidy depends upon the family income with the lowest income getting the greatest subsidy. Exchanges are to be run by the states under the guidance of the federal health care program. A number of state governors, all Republicans, are taking a second look at the Obamacare Read more […]