Don't Bail Out Obamacare

In an effort to win the support of health insurance companies during the debate over Obamacare in 2009, three health insurer bailout provisions were written into the bill to compensate health insurance companies for insuring high-cost consumers in the Obamacare exchanges. These three bailout provisions include risk corridors, reinsurance, and cost-sharing subsidies, that combined, could cost taxpayers $170 billion over the next decade. The risk corridor and reinsurance provisions expire in 2016.

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Don’t Bail Out Obamacare

Background: In an effort to win the support of health insurance companies during the debate over Obamacare in 2009, three health insurer bailout provisions were…

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Trump Says ‘I Can’t Support Bailing Out’ Insurance Companies Profiting From Obamacare

By Robert Donachie, Reporter for the Daily Caller News Foundation. President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he could not support the bipartisan proposal to shore…

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PRESS RELEASE: TRUMP ADMINISTRATION CANCELS ILLEGAL OBAMACARE INSURER SUBSIDIES

OCTOBER 13, 2017 Washington — Following a “thorough legal review,” the Trump administration announced last night that it “believe[s] that the last Administration overstepped the legal…

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Only a matter of time before GOP fulfills promise to kill ObamaCare

By Tommy Binion, Director, Congressional and Executive Branch Relations at The Heritage Foundation. The problems created by ObamaCare will outlast the latest effort to repeal…

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Governors Urge Greater Flexibility for States in Creating and Implementing Health Care Policy

By Rachel del Guidice, reporter for The Daily Signal. Five governors—representing both parties and from states across the country—told a Senate committee Thursday that inaction on…

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How to Bring Real Stability to the Health Care Market

By Edmund Haislmaier, expert in health care policy and markets at The Heritage Foundation. Following Congress’ failure to enact “repeal and replace” legislation this summer,…

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As GOP Senators, Governors Pitch Plan to Save Obamacare, White House ‘Can’t Imagine’ Backing Bailout

By Fred Lucas, White House correspondent for The Daily Signal. The White House says it “can’t imagine” supporting an Obamacare bailout, even as some Republican senators…

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Conservatives Must Oppose Obamacare Bailouts

By Sutton Truluck, Research Assistant at Heritage Action for America. Last month, Senate Republicans failed to deliver on their seven-year promise to repeal and replace…

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Beware the Obamacare Industrial Complex

By Stephen Moore, Distinguished Visiting Fellow for Project for Economic Growth at The Heritage Foundation. The danger of a Republican bailout of Obamacare is mounting with…

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Don’t Let Health Insurers Hold Americans Hostage For Cost-Sharing Payments

By Christopher Jacobs, Founder and CEO of Juniper Research Group The coming weeks will see U.S. health insurance companies attempt to preserve what amounts to…

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4 Ways The Patient Freedom Act Is Worse Than Obamacare

By Chris Jacobs, President of Juniper Research Group Last week, I wrote about how the Patient Freedom Act—introduced by senators Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Susan…

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The Obamacare Executive Orders Trump Could Issue on Day One

By Melissa Quinn, Senior News Report for the Daily Signal President-elect Donald Trump may be following President Barack Obama’s lead come Jan. 20, using executive…

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Liberal Doctor Group Forms after AMA Backs Price for HHS Director

Last month, President-elect Donald Trump chose anti-Obamacare Congressman Tom Price, M.D. (R-GA) to be the next Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health & Human…

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Federal Court Puts Another Nail in the Coffin for Obamacare Bailouts

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit agreed to a request from House Republicans to delay a lawsuit aimed at one…

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Obamacare ‘Insurer Bailouts’ Become Less Likely Under President Trump

By Melissa Quinn, senior news reporter for the Daily Signal Insurance companies hoping for relief in the form of changes to two Obamacare programs may…

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Americans face high costs, fewer choices on Obamacare’s Fourth Open Enrollment

By Gloria Taylor Last week marked the start of open enrollment for Obamacare. While the exchange websites may not be crashing and burning this year,…

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In Desperate Push to Save Dying Obamacare, President Wants to Bail Out Insurers

By William Wolfe, Heritage Action Deputy Director of Policy Initiatives and Coalitions The death knell for Obamacare has been rung. President Barack Obama’s own Department…

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Doctor Sentinel Strategy Call 10/26/16

Yesterday, conservative doctors from across the country joined together for our very first monthly Sentinel Doctor Strategy call. We provided an introduction to the program, an overview…

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Stopping Another Obamacare Bailout

Special Guest Blog: Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) When President Barack Obama made his case to the American people for Obamacare, he promised that it would…

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