Author Archives: Doug Badger

What We Don’t Know About Obamacare, Part II

Yesterday’s post discussed what we know about Obamacare as its third open enrollment season commences.  Here are four major questions about the future of Obamacare that remain unanswered. What We Don’t Know Can insurers make money in the exchanges without corporate welfare? Obamacare contains some very expensive sweeteners to entice insurance companies to sell through […]

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What We Know About Obamacare, Part I

Obamacare’s third open enrollment season kicked off yesterday, beginning the next chapter in its turbulent history.  Today’s post discusses what we know about Obamacare.  Tomorrow’s will discuss what we don’t yet know. What We Know Fewer people are uninsured. How many fewer is a matter of dispute, but the improvement is substantial by any measure.  […]

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Obamacare’s Next Chapter

“The states are uniquely well-suited – both practically and constitutionally – to test such solutions.  A state-based replacement for Obamacare would return authority to regulate insurance to the states, provide them greater flexibility in allocating resources and hold them accountable for results.” Continue Reading…

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Is Obamacare What We Deserve?

For 20 years, I was afraid.  Afraid of getting sick and not having health insurance.  But when I got cancer, I finally had a health plan that I could afford.  Without it, I wouldn’t be here…I’ll always remember how affordable health care saved my life.  I believe everyone deserves the same chance I had.  Don’t […]

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Let States Exchange Obamacare For Something Better

In the 34 states that did not establish Obamacare exchanges, Governors nervously await a Supreme Court ruling that could throw their health insurance markets into chaos. Meanwhile, many of the Governors who did establish exchanges are regretting their decision. More than five years after its enactment, Obamacare has proven a bitter brew for many states.  […]

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