Author: David Hogberg

Refundable Tax Credits or Large Health Savings Accounts? Let’s Do Both

Executive Summary There is a big divide on the political right over the tax treatment of health insurance, a divide that threatens to derail any effort to offer a free-market alternative to ObamaCare. One side of the debate favors refundable ...
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Four ObamaCare Co-Ops Down, 19 To Go

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As “Aleister” puts it at the Legal Insurrection blog, “You can’t even keep your new plan.”  Another ObamaCare Co-Op is going under: Regulators will shut down Health Republic Insurance of New York, the largest of the nonprofit cooperatives created under ...
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New Mexico Insurer Does The ObamaCare 3-Step

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The ObamaCare Three-Step is a little dance that insurance companies and insurance regulators will partake of more and more in the next few years on the exchanges.  This is how it works: Step 1. Insurer Takes Big Loss On Exchange ...
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Hillary’s Health Care Plan: Make Us Sicker

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Yesterday, Hillary Clinton outlined her plans for health care.  She focused heavily on prescription drugs. One of her ideas entails forcing pharmaceutical companies that receive federal money to reinvest more of their profits into research and design. There are, of ...
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ObamaCare Enrollment Falls Short of CBO Predictions

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On Tuesday, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced that 9.9 million people had signed up for insurance on the ObamaCare exchanges.  “These numbers are consistent with HHS’s effectuated enrollment target of 9.1 million for the end of 2015,” ...
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Yes, Obama, Premiums Are Going Up

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Back in early Summer when some insurers on the exchanges requested hefty premium hikes for 2016, one lefty pundit counseled, “don’t pay too much attention to scare stories about gigantic increases in Obamacare premiums next year.”  One reason, he said ...
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Veterans Health Administration: Over 300,000 Not Served

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A new report from the Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General found that as “of September 30, 2014, over 307,000 pending ES [Enrollment System] records were for individuals reported as deceased by the Social Security Administration.” That’s about one-third of ...
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You Can Rate Anything on the Internet–Anything!

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If you thought you could only rate things like hotels, books or plumbers on the internet, well then this screenshot will edify you: One gentleman gave Greensville a really bad review, and, well, he should know: Google isn’t the only ...
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Three ObamaCare Co-Ops Down, 20 To Go

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Under ObamaCare, health Co-Ops—non-profits that provide insurance—are allowed to receive federal grant money to start up operations in the ObamaCare exchanges.  There are 23 such Co-Ops. Or, rather, there were.  In January, the state insurance regulator of Iowa decided to ...
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