Economics 101: Health insurance companies do not exist to provide health insurance Health insurance companies exist to make money; providing insurance is simply how they do that

From The Wall Street Journal: UnitedHealth Tops Expectations, to Leave Some Affordable Care Act Markets U.S. health insurer will pare its presence from 34 states this year to “only a handful” in 2017 By Anna Wilde Mathews | Updated April 19, 2016 11:48 a.m. ET UnitedHealth Group Inc. said it would remain in only a …

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We told you so: Obaminablecare premiums will have to be raised, a lot If they aren't, insurers will have to cut their losses and withdraw from the program

From The Hill: Insurers warn losses from ObamaCare are unsustainable By Peter Sullivan – 04/15/16 06:00 AM EDT Health insurance companies are amplifying their warnings about the financial sustainability of the ObamaCare marketplaces as they seek approval for premium increases next year. Insurers say they are losing money on their ObamaCare plans at a rapid …

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#HB2: Acceptance of ‘transgenderism’ is actively harmful for children

From the American College of Pediatricians, not exactly an evil reich-wing group: Gender Ideology Harms Children Originally posted March 21, 2016 – a temporary statement with references. A full statement will be published in summer 2016. Updated with Clarifications on April 6, 2016. The American College of Pediatricians urges educators and legislators to reject all policies …

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The cost curve has been bent, but it sure hasn’t been bent downward Health insurance premiums are skyrocketing under the 'Affordable' Care Act

Remember when we were told that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act would “bend the cost curve downward”? From The Wall Street Journal: ObamaCare’s Wallet-Buster Health Plans While insurance premiums and deductibles soar, Hillary Clinton takes credit for the president’s mess. By Nathan Nascimento | January 31, 2016 6:22 p.m. ET On the campaign …

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How do you like Matt Bevin now? As a gubernatorial candidate, he promised to end Kentucky's Medicaid expansion; as governor, he is just trying to "fix" it

A lot of conservatives were very upset when Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) defeated businessman Matt Bevin in the Republican senatorial primary in 2014. Senator McConnell, in line to become Senate Majority Leader if the Republicans captured the chamber, wasn’t a true conservative, while Mr Bevin most certainly was. But, when The Washington Post praises now …

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We told you so! Obaminablecare does not work, and will never work, because it cannot work!

From RedState: Will Obamacare put YOUR doctor out of business next? By: Moe Lane (Diary) | December 8th, 2015 at 08:30 PM The Democrats are continuing to stick Americans with bills for Obamacare – only this time, it’s the hospitals and doctors who are sweating.  Quick background on this: as most of you know, the Obamacare …

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The Republican presidential candidate who has done the most to attack Obysmalcare

One of the reasons that I have been more in favor of candidates like Scott Walker, Rick Perry and Carly Fiorina is that I look for candidates who have actually done something, as opposed to those who say that they are going to get something done, if only they are given the opportunity. Senators and …

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We told you so!

From The Wall Street Journal: Rising Rates Pose Challenge to Health Law Higher-cost premiums for 2016 threaten the appeal of the program for the healthy customers it needs By Louise Radnofsky, Paul Overberg and Stephanie Armour | Updated November 19, 2015 2:21 p.m. ET Many people signing up for 2016 health policies under the Affordable …

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I got to see the doctor right away! And that's because I use the private health care system

For some unknown reason, I developed some significant pain in the pall of my right foot last Friday. I was simply toughing it out, when my darling bride (of 36 years, 5 months and 24 days) noticed it and insisted that I make an appointment to see the doctor. She’s a registered nurse, so I …

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Are all Republicans RINOs? They have all agreed with the underlying premise of the Affordable Care Act

One of the fundamental differences that conservatives have with the left is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. This 2010 monstrosity legislation effectively put the federal government in charge of insuring that all Americans had access to health care, whether they could afford it or not. Not one single Republican voted for it, not …

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