Breaking a promise? Donald Trump hasn't yet, but he has opened the door

From The Wall Street Journal: In WSJ Interview, Trump Says He Is Willing to Keep Parts of Health Law President-elect hints at possible compromise after vows to repeal the Affordable Care Act By Monica Langley and Gerard Baker | Updated Nov. 11, 2016 5:53 p.m. ET NEW YORK—President-elect Donald Trump said he would consider leaving …

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Another one is about to bite the dust

From Bloomberg: Anthem Threatens Obamacare Retreat If Results Don’t Improve By Zachary Tracer | November 2, 2016 — 6:09 AM EDT Updated on November 2, 2016 — 12:13 PM EDT CEO says ‘will likely modify our strategy’ if still struggling Third-quarter adjusted earnings fell short of estimates Health insurer Anthem Inc., which has so far …

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The left are shocked, shocked! that the Affordable Care Act isn’t working the way they thought it would It's not like nobody told them what would happen

Unbelievable! CBS Anchors Bewildered by Obamacare 25 Percent Premium Hikes: ‘What Happened?’ By: David Rutz | October 25, 2016 10:57 am The anchors of CBS This Morning expressed bewilderment on Tuesday at the sharp premium hikes in Obamacare insurance plans, with one asking for an understanding for “why this is happening.” When Obamacare open enrollment …

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Obama Administration Expects Robust Open Enrollment Under Affordable Care Act They have established the benchmark by which to judge them

From The Wall Street Journal: Obama Administration Expects Robust Open Enrollment Under ACA Health and Human Services expects 13.8 million to select plan on Affordable Care Act exchanges By Stephanie Armour | Updated Oct. 19, 2016 12:22 p.m. ET WASHINGTON—The Obama administration said Wednesday it expects 13.8 million people to select a health plan on …

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Economics 101: You can’t add millions of people who could not afford health insurance to the insurance rolls and not increase costs dramatically We told you that this would happen

Somehow, I am not at all surprised. Pennsylvania approves sharp increases for Obamacare plans By Wes Venteicher | Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, 3:21 p.m. The Pennsylvania Insurance Department on Monday approved monthly premium increases of up to 55 percent for health insurance plans sold on the Affordable Care Act’s online marketplace in the state. Calling …

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We knew this all along Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton says that the Affordable Care Act is no longer affordable

The left never really cared if the Affordable Care Act would work; they just wanted something that could pass, to establish the principle that government was ultimately responsible for providing health care coverage: Gov. Dayton Declares Affordable Care Act ‘No Longer Affordable’ October 12, 2016 10:09 PM By Jennifer Mayerle MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Gov. Mark …

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My last week

For those who’ve wondered where I’ve been, all that I’ll say about that is that Crohn’s Disease sucks. So, I spent some time in the care of Lehigh Valley Hospital, and while I was definitely a low-maintenance patient, I can say that the nurses on Unit 6K are pretty good. That left me with (too …

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Single-payer health care is just so wonderful!

From The Telegraph: Obese patients and smokers banned from routine surgery in ‘most severe ever’ rationing in the NHS By Henry Bodkin • 2 September 2016 • 10:00pm Obese people will be routinely refused operations across the NHS, health service bosses have warned, after one authority said it would limit procedures on an unprecedented scale. …

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€urosclerosis, part 3: Greece and its collapsing health care system

From : Health System Reflects Greece’s Ills BY CHARLES FORELLE ATHENS—A few years ago, George Gianakouras, a retired salesman of hotel supplies from the Greek port town of Volos, was feeling sluggish. His doctors diagnosed heart disease. He was given cardiac drugs and scheduled for angioplasty and stenting at a hospital in Thessaloniki, Greece’s second …

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