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Our view: Obama's full court press
President Barack Obama is beginning today what appears to be a full court press to try to get people to sign up for the ACA, a key to its success. MDN editorial board cites IPI's Merrill Matthews, who points out: "One of Obama’s primary justifications for demanding health care reform was to help the uninsurables get coverage, and he has closed that provision to new entrants.”
Industry Analysts: Premium Rates Will Continue to Rise Under Obamacare
Several factors in Obamacare are causing health insurance premium rates to rise, notably community rating.
Diversion: Obamacare to take from other programs
Research conducted by IPI's Merrill Matthews and Mark E. Litow shows Oklahoma premiums in the individual market could increase between 65 percent and 100 percent due to Obamacare's mandates.
The Healthcare Premium Pattern
Even though President Obama promised that premiums for a family would be lower after his first term in office, prices are actually now $3,000 higher.
Difficult Battle Ahead on Health Care
Health insurance premiums could soar in Georgia as more provisions of the federal Affordable Care Act come into effect this year. Writing in the Wall Street Journal, actuary Mark E. Litow and IPI's Merrill Matthews predict that rates could climb 65 percent to 100 percent in states such as Georgia and Tennessee.
Analysts Expect Healthcare Act To Raise Most Americans' Insurance Premiums
IPI's Merrill Matthews and actuary Mark Litow, in an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal, titled, "ObamaCare's Health-Insurance Sticker Shock," predict that Americans' healthcare insurance premiums will spike this year due to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
Who Will Pay More For Health Insurance Under Obamacare?
As a consequence of some Obamacare requirements — such as the requirement that health insurers accept everyone who applies, never charge more based on serious medical conditions (modified community rating), and/or start paying for many often-uncovered medical conditions — health-insurance premiums have been going up. But not everyone is equally affected by the increase in premiums.
Democrats Draw Line on Medicaid Cuts
NPR health policy correspondent Julie Rovner cites IPI's Dr. Merrill Matthews on why Medicaid needs a complete overhaul. "Although it's better than not having any insurance, it is bad insurance. And I argue that health care coverage for the poor shouldn't necessarily be poor coverage."
McDonnell appears on VP shortlist
IPI's Merrill Matthews tells Washington Times reporter Ralph Hallow how Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal appeals to voters wanting to repeal ObamaCare, as well as those voters from tea party and evangelical groups.
Perry vs. Medicaid plan
In reaction to Gov. Rick Perry's declaration Monday that
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