Democrats’ Biggest Outreach Effort to Millennials: Serving Them Up to the Unpopular Corporate Insurance Industry

By: Tuesday March 18, 2014 10:36 am

Democrats could have made every health insurance premium much lower by ending the obscene price gouging in the health care industry, but they didn’t. Instead the economically hardest hit generation is being asked to chip in. That is a big ask.

Exchange Sign Ups Hit 4.2 Million

By: Tuesday March 11, 2014 1:34 pm

By the end of February roughly 4.2 million people have selected plans on the new health care exchanges according to the Department of Health and Human Services. That means just under a million new individual selected policies last month, roughly the same number who signed up in January. During the entire open enrollment period so [...]

Exchange Signups Reach Four Million

By: Wednesday February 26, 2014 8:03 am

The number of people who have selected plans on the new state or federally run exchanges has reached four million according to the Obama administration. Health and Human Services claims approximately 4 million people have now signed up for a private health insurance plan through the Federal and State-based marketplaces since October 1, but a [...]

Advertising is Just One Small Cog in the Gaint Health Care Waste Machine

By: Tuesday December 17, 2013 5:43 am

Insurance companies are going to spend about $300 million more on TV advertising next year mainly because of the new health care exchanges. From Washington Post: In all of 2012, health insurers spent $216 million advertising on local television stations. But that’s nothing compared to what they’re about to spend. According to trade association TVB, [...]

HHS Moves to Expand Exchange Deadlines

By: Friday December 13, 2013 7:22 am

Problems with the Healthcare.gov website as well as low enrollment means significantly fewer people are going to be covered come January than the Obama administration planned, so they are doing everything they can to maximize the numbers. Previously, they pushed back the deadline from December 15th to the 23rd and now they are asking insurers [...]

Medicaid Expansion Going Well, Exchange Improved but Still Lagging

By: Wednesday December 11, 2013 7:40 am

The latest Obamacare enrollment numbers for November from the Department of Health and Human Services are a mixed bag for the administration. On the plus side the exchanges are working better and this is helping to increase the number of people selecting plans. Over 360,000 people selected a private insurance plan on one of the [...]

Healthcare.gov Not Actually Improved as Much as Administration Claimed

By: Tuesday December 3, 2013 6:54 am

The Obama administration has managed to make some significant improvements to Healthcare.gov but it is still not working as well as the administration has led people to believe. On Sunday they bragged the site “has the capacity to handle 50,000 concurrent or simultaneous users at one time.” But the very next day that was proven [...]

There Will Be No Insurance Death Spiral

By: Wednesday November 13, 2013 2:09 am

The law doesn’t “unravel” if young people refuse to sign up, it just ends up somewhat more costly and less effective than the administration hoped. Of course the second they decided to go with this absurd design they guaranty it was always going to be needlessly wasteful and inefficient.

Obama Administration Claims Exchange Will Be Ready Just in Time

By: Friday October 25, 2013 10:48 am

The Obama Administration claims the Healthcare.gov system should be mostly working by the end of November, giving themselves a month to fix things. This time frame they outlined is interesting because that is basically how long they have to fix things before the real trouble starts. As it currently stands the exchange being broken is [...]

All This for a Needless Middleman to Help People Select Another Needless Middleman

By: Friday October 25, 2013 7:15 am

One of the most infuriating things about this current debate over the Obamacare website is that all these millions of dollars, dozens of contractors, and thousand of people hired as navigators is for a completely unnecessary middleman just to help people select another unnecessary middleman. There is no need or legitimate excuse for going with [...]

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