Showing posts with label premiums. Show all posts
Showing posts with label premiums. Show all posts

Dec 4, 2018

Without an Obamacare penalty, many are planning to drop health plans. The consequences could be dire.

fromTheHill: Evidence that mandates are only necessary when persuasion has no chance. Premiums, even for a bronze plan with a deductible of more than $6,000, can cost more than $500 a month.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market     Regulation Nation

Census confirms: 63 percent of ‘non-citizens’ on welfare, 4.6 million households

fromWashingtonExaminer: A majority of “non-citizens,” including those with legal green card rights, are tapping into welfare programs set up to help poor and ailing Americans says a Census Bureau finding.
The Welfare State: Promoting Dependency

The aggressive (and subtle) faces of coercion

fromCSMonitor: China today: The portrait is appalling. Obedience is enforced at gunpoint. Fear is widespread. The desire to change others is put above every other consideration. 
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

George H.W. Bush's legacy holds little, nothing for libertarians to celebrate

fromReason: There is little to celebrate and much to criticize.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Our deficits may finally be coming home to roost

fromTheHill: The fact that our government is able to print money means that outright default is extremely unlikely; rather, the cost of excessive borrowing shows up in more subtle ways.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Author's anger after his book about reducing plastic is sent out shrink-wrapped in PLASTIC

fromDailyMail: An eco-friendly author has been left raging after copies of his anti-plastic book were dispatched wrapped in plastic. Hilarious.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Democrats Seek Relief From Obamacare Penalties

by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar.     Politicians fear the ugly truth. The official sign-up season for President Barack Obama's health care law may be over, but leading congressional Democrats say millions of Americans facing new tax penalties deserve a second chance. Three senior House members told The Associated Press that they plan to strongly    ... MORE

Michelle Malkin: Obamacare's Annus Horribilis

There's no candy coating the truth:       Obamacare has had a very terrible, horrible, crappy, none-too-happy year. What it really means is that the victims of Obamacare — taxpayers, health care consumers, health care providers, employers and employees — have had a hellish, nightmarish 2014. Let's start with premiums. President Candy   ... MORE

Walter E Williams: Things I Don't Understand

There are things that really puzzle me.       Some life insurance companies charge lower premiums if you haven't made a life-shortening lifestyle choice. Being a nonsmoker is one of them. Actuarially, that makes sense because the life expectancy for smokers is at least 10 years shorter than for nonsmokers. Insurance company policies      ... MORE

ObamaCare Premiums To Rise By Average Of 7.5 Percent

by Elise Viebeck.  The high cost of the Affordable Care Act. Premiums on ObamaCare's health insurance exchanges will rise by an average of 7.5 percent next year, according to a new analysis. Data compiled by the Health Research Institute (HRI) at PricewaterhouseCoopers found modest changes in premiums for 27 states and the District of Columbia,  ... MORE

Obamacare Increased 2014 Premiums By Average Of 49%

by Avik Roy.     A 3,137-County Analysis. There are hundreds of aspects of Obamacare that people argue over. But there’s one question that matters above all others: does the Affordable Care Act live up to its name? Does it make health insurance less expensive? Last November, our team at the Manhattan Institute published a study indicating    ... MORE

Employers Prepare To Dump Workers Into ObamaCare

by Ed Morrissey.     Who didn’t see this coming? According to Kaiser Health News, employers are increasingly looking at the benefits of getting out of the health-insurance delivery process. Fueling this interest are ObamaCare-related spikes in health-insurance premiums, plus the opportunity to fix costs and reduce vulnerabilities presented    ... MORE

How Much Does ObamaCare Rip Off Young Adults?

by Scott Gottlieb.     We ran the numbers. Obamacare is still struggling to sign up young people. In order to offset the high cost of the older, and probably less healthy people who are joining Obamacare plans, the White House must coerce a sufficient number of thirty-somethings to also join. Problem is, the health plans are too pricey to make economic  ... MORE

ObamaCare Has Meant Wildly Skyrocketing Premiums

by Sarah Hurtubise.      The high cost of affordable care. Americans have recently been hit with some of the largest premium increases in years, according to a Morgan Stanley survey of insurance brokers. The investment bank’s April survey of 148 brokers found that this quarter, the average premium increase for customers renewing an insurance  ... MORE

VIDEO: Americans Lied?

Jeffrey Dorfman: Get Ready For REAL ObamaCare Disasters

As people start to use it.        We have finally (almost, sort of) reached the end of Obamacare signups. The White House is claiming over seven million people have signed up with several million more now on the Medicaid rolls. Democrats are desperate to find a success somewhere in the Obamacare narrative, so reaching seven     ... MORE

Obama's Victory On ObamaCare May Be Shortlived

by Peter Suderman.    In a speech on the White House lawn yesterday, President Obama essentially declared victory on Obamacare. But this victory will be tough to sustain. Going forward, the law presents major challenges for the president and his party. Although conservatives played a role in generating some of its core ideas, the law in its  ... MORE

Caution: New ObamaCare Fees To Be Deployed In 2014

by S.A. Miller and Geoff Earle.       Here comes the ObamaCare tax bill. The cost of President Obama’s massive health-care law will hit Americans in 2014 as new taxes pile up on their insurance premiums and on their income-tax bills. Most insurers aren’t advertising the ObamaCare taxes that are added on to premiums, opting instead to        ... MORE