Healthcare

Passed back in 2010, Obamacare made dramatic changes to the health insurance industry that continues to negatively impact realtors. Proponents of Obamacare claimed it would make health care more affordable for more people, but the opposite has happened.

Instead of expanding health insurance coverage, Obamacare forced millions of individuals, many real estate agents included, off their private plans and doctors and onto more expensive Obamacare exchanges. Due to the employer mandate, businesses have also been forced to either lay off their employees or reduce them to part-time work to avoid the Obamacare penalty. Small businesses are now afraid to expand and hire more workers due to the added costs.

Congress must act now to fully repeal Obamacare and enact patient-centered, market-based health care reform that empowers individuals, families, and businesses to determine the kind of health insurance they want and where they want to purchase it. Repealing Obamacare will revitalize a competitive individual health insurance market and allow businesses to grow and hire more workers once again.

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Repealing Obamacare

Background: Passed back in 2010, Obamacare made dramatic changes to the health insurance industry in America. While the stated intended goal of Obamacare is to…

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Potential Solutions for Health Care Reform Post Obamacare

Earlier this week, President-elect Donald Trump announced Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) as his pick for secretary of Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Rep.…

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3 Things Congress Must Do to Prepare for a Trump Administration

By Heritage Action CEO Michael A. Needham Earlier this month, voters all across the country shocked the political and media establishments. America’s message was simple:…

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Preparing a Smooth Transition for the Repeal of Obamacare

By Nina Owcharenko and Edmund F. Haislmaier, The Heritage Foundation It is vital that the new Administration, Congress, and state officials orchestrate a smooth and…

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Professional Sentinel Strategy Call 11/10/16

Last week, conservatives working in the business, real estate, and medical industries all came together for a unique, monthly Professional Sentinel Strategy Call. During the…

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The Next 71 Days

Washington — On Tuesday, Americans voted to give Republicans control of the House, Senate and White House. Heritage Action released the following statement from chief…

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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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Obamacare Premiums will Increase by 25 Percent Next Year

Yesterday, President Obama’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) confirmed what many private companies and studies already said – Obamacare is about to get…

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Obamacare Is Experiencing Multi-Organ Failure

By Dr. Robert Moffit, Health Care Policy Expert at the Heritage Foundation President Barack Obama’s speech Thursday will likely highlight the “successes” of Obamacare, but…

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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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Obamacare Bailout Declared Illegal

Last week, an Obamacare bailout for health insurance companies was declared illegal by the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office (GAO). This is now the second time…

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Video: What Pro-Growth Tax Reform and Conservative Health Care Reform Should Look Like

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9ev9fB2UU0 Watch Heritage Foundation scholars Paul Winfree and Ed Haislmaier, along with CEO of Juniper Research Group Chris Jacobs, discuss the impact that an outdated tax…

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How Bailing Out Health Insurers Creates Single-Payer Health Care

By Chris Jacobs, CEO of Juniper Research Group The bad news for Obamacare keeps on coming. Major health carriers are leaving insurance exchanges, and other insurance…

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Grand Theft Health Insurance

By Edmund Haislmaier, Heritage Foundation Health Care Policy Expert Recently, the national Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association has been aggressively lobbying Congress to ignore…

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Clinton’s Small Business Plan is More Government

Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will roll out her plan to make American small businesses great again, or in her words: “to support small businesses…

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Congress Should Stop All Obamacare Bailouts

Last Monday, Aetna Inc. announced it would stop selling health insurance on the vast majority of Obamacare state exchanges throughout the country. Aetna now joins…

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This Bill Would Stop the Obama Administration From Prioritizing Insurance Companies over Taxpayers

In order to convince health insurance companies to participate in the financially risky Obamacare exchanges, three health insurance bailout provisions were written into Obamacare including…

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14th, 15th and 16th Obamacare Co-Op Collapses as Health Care Costs Continue to Rise

Earlier this month, Connecticut’s Obamacare co-op health insurer became the 14th out of 23 co-ops to fail. According to Representative Fred Upton (R-MI), “With Connecticut’s…

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14th Obamacare Co-op Collapses as Health Care Costs Continue to Rise

Last week, Connecticut’s Obamacare co-op health insurer became the 14th out of 23 co-ops to fail. According to Representative Fred Upton (R-MI), “With Connecticut’s collapse,…

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Real Estate Agents Experience Less Choice on Individual Insurance Market Under Obamacare

Last week, Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) issued a new report that does not bode well for real estate agents receiving health insurance through Obamacare. According…

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President Obama asks for more taxpayer funding for failed Obamacare Exchanges

President Obama’s most recent budget proposal calls for an additional $535 million to help operate state health insurance exchanges established under Obamacare. This request comes…

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Most states experience double digit increases in health insurance premiums in 2016

What many health care experts predicted, and what the White House admitted last year is coming true - consumers purchasing health insurance on Obamacare exchanges…

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