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Obamacare's Cost In North Dakota: Over 35,000 Lost Insurance, Less Than 3,000 Got Insurance

Obamacare's Cost In North Dakota: Over 35,000 Lost Insurance, Less Than 3,000 Got Insurance

Despite the Obamacare insurance mandate which punishes the uninsured with a tax penalty in 2014, despite a high-profile political marketing campaign from the Obama administration (including hundreds of thousands of dollars of grants made to groups right here in North Dakota) the total number of people in the state who have enrolled in insurance because

Obamacare Has Resulted In More People Losing Insurance Than Getting It

Here’s an ugly truth: Obamacare may have promised health insurance for the masses. But on its first day, it’s left more Americans without coverage than before the law was passed. More than 4.7 million Americans had their health insurance canceled as a result of any of the thousand-plus-page law’s new rules, the Associated Press reports,

Your Local Library Soon To Become Obamacare Enrollment Center

The Obama administration is shifting into high gear to roll out Obamacare, and the latest conscripts are your local librarians who are being tasked promoting the law, especially in conservative states where the law is acutely unpopular. The nation’s librarians will be recruited to help people get signed up for insurance under President Barack Obama’s

From The Left: The Surprising Results Of Health Insurance Exchanges

I have been a fan of health care reform for over 25 years. I remember arguing in the early 90’s that if the Clinton administration did not do something about Health Care costs, health care would approach 15% of the GDP. Well, as it turns out, Republicans got their way, and nothing was done until

Does The Immigration Bill Create An Incentive To Hire Illegal Immigrants Under Obamacare?

“Under Obamacare, businesses with over 50 workers that employ American citizens without offering them qualifying health insurance could be subject to fines of up to $3,000 per worker,” reports Phil Klein for the Washington Examiner. “But because newly legalized immigrants wouldn’t be eligible for subsidies on the Obamacare exchanges until after they become citizens –

Democrat: "It's Not Fair" For Congress To Be Subjected To Obamacare

Obamacare is ok for the average American, but not for Congress, at least according to one Democrat: Dozens of lawmakers and aides are so afraid that their health insurance premiums will skyrocket next year thanks to Obamacare that they are thinking about retiring early or just quitting. The fear: Government-subsidized premiums will disappear at the

When Shoddy Journalism Obscures A Real Public Policy Problem

Health care prices are out of control. I don’t think that’s a statement many in America would disagree with. But when reporters like the Fargo Forum’s Kyle Potter cover the issue, they often do the problem a real disservice. Potter has a story about prices charged at Fargo-area hospitals, prices that are below the national

Obamacare Forcing Employers To Scale Back Health Insurance Plans

Score another point for the law of unintended consequences. The left is fond of believing that the government can wave its magic wand and accomplish their policy goals. One example is the minimum wage. The left likes to believe that raising the minimum wage improves the economy. “A rising tide lifts all ships,” I believe

Using The IRS To Manipulate Americans Isn't Anything New

“Taxes have morphed from a societal obligation into moral code,” writes David Harsanyi for Reason. “And our convoluted tax structure reflects this mindset, allowing politicians to favor trade and offer populist giveaways to solidify political power. Any simplification or flattening of that code would strip Washington of its most effective tool.” That’s a good point.

The Problem With Health Care In America In A Nutshell

This passage from an Associated Press article about wildly disparate prices charged by hospitals for the same treatments and procedures sums up in a nutshell the entire problem with health care in America: There are vast disparities nationally. The average charges for joint replacement range from about $5,300 at an Ada, Okla., hospital to $223,000

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