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Obamacare Has A Honey Pot To Buy Insurance Company Support, And Obama Will Need It
HHS plans to open up the money spigots if that’s what it takes to get the insurers on board in a last ditch effort to make the president’s health care law work.
There's another train wreck headed for the White House
There are a number of similarities between Obamacare and an energy mandate known as the "renewable fuel standard."
LNG export would be good for Maryland
Liquid natural gas exports could generate 9,500 jobs in Maryland alone by 2035 and increase state wages.
Congress tries to lower drug costs, raises premiums instead
If regulators seem confused about how to implement a health care program as vast and sweeping as ObamaCare, maybe, just maybe, it’s because they know how badly they’ve bungled smaller and simpler health care reform efforts—especially a particular drug discount program.
Five takeaways from the presidential apology tour
President Obama held a press conference Thursday to apologize, yet again, for all the problems with the Obamacare rollout. Even if it demonstrated the president hasn’t learned much, here are five things the rest of us have learned.
Healthcare Policy Expert Matthews Available for Analysis Following President Obama's Press Conference on ACA
Matthews predicted the day before the website was launched that Obamacare could, ironically, result in increasing the number of uninsured. With not even 27,000 Americans signed up in the federal health care exchange, and with over 5 million policy cancellations, Matthews’ prediction appears to be all too accurate.
Study: Fracking Cuts Energy Costs, Raises Living Standards
Merrill Matthews says both taxpayers and tax collectors benefit from fracking and, ironically, it is the increased use of natural gas in power generation plants that has reduced our energy-related carbon dioxide emissions to near 1990 levels.
New Mental Health Mandate Will Make Obamacare More Expensive, Increase Fraud And Canceled Policies
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has announced new regulations mandating health insurers cover mental and behavioral health to the same extent they cover physical health care. So while Obamacare is driving up the cost of a policy for many Americans by 50 percent to 100 percent, the new mental health rules will make coverage even more expensive.
Life better or worse for high-risk patients under ObamaCare?
Merrill Matthews tells reporter Jim Angle patients in the high-risk pools will be shifted over to health insurance, raising premiums for everyone.
Without significant changes, entitlements could soon take every dollar of federal revenue.
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