Category Archives: Obamacare

Obamacare Year 3 – TSHTF

Well, reality is hitting the fan. Just a quick recap – I turn 60 in three weeks, live in North Carolina, continually insured since 1986, rarely see a doctor. This isn’t about me – just to provide a data point … Continue reading

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Carrrraaaaaaash!

That is the sound of Obamacare imploding, at least in North Carolina. http://www.sunherald.com/2015/08/06/6354810/blue-cross-raises-rate-hike-sought.html Surprisingly, healthy low risk people in North Carolina don’t want to pay $300 a month for health insurance with a $5,500 deductible before Blue Cross pays anything. … Continue reading

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$17,000 per Obamacare enrollee

One of the favorite mantras of socialists is that the profits earned by capitalist corporations is “waste” that doesn’t exist if government runs things itself. Hawaii is terminating its Obamacare exchange. http://bigstory.ap.org/article/a6c8fa53296f4075a9b547d373b29aed/state-health-insurance-markets-struggle-cost-challenges Now that the Federal subsidies are winding down, … Continue reading

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NC Obamacare 2016 – 25% premium increase

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/04/us/health-insurance-companies-seek-big-rate-increases-for-2016.html?_r=0 Shocking! Costs are exceeding premiums collected. As premiums go up, enrollment of healthy people goes down, premiums go up more, the death spiral picks up speed. Who could have guessed that would happen?

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Obamacare 2, Repeal & Replace 0

Let the hysterical conspiracy theories begin. I told you before the 2012 election that repealing Obamacare was a lie and impossible to do. Even if Republican win in 2016 and have 60 Senate votes, the roots will be way too … Continue reading

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Welcome your IRS form 8962 overlords

8962 Form For those who signed up for “free” government health insurance, they are about to find the consequences of fibbing to healthcare.gov, often encouraged by their Obamacare guides. Anyone who had the government pay for their insurance should have … Continue reading

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Real Health Care Reform

Blue Cross & Shield is finally motivated to make cost data available for the masses. They put a tool online that allows you to see what a procedure should actually cost http://www.bcbsnc.com/content/providersearch/treatments/index.htm#/ Having 3 close relatives that earn their incomes … Continue reading

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Presumptive Medicaid Coverage

North Carolina originally planned to expand Medicaid coverage, but the Supreme Court ruling and the later election of the North Carolina government entirely by Republicans caused North Carolina to withdraw from Medicaid expansion. Last fall, Republican Gov. McCrory was making … Continue reading

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It’s official – change your Healthcare.gov password

If the point of Heartbleed is actually payback to the Linux hacker community by Microsoft, it’s working. The speed with which a highly sensitive chunk of code written by a volunteer and rushed to implementation without adequate peer review is … Continue reading

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I’ll sign up for Obamacare after I get sick!

The message will be intense the next nine days. March 31st is the last day to sign up for an ACA health insurance policy. You won’t be able to legally buy ANY health insurance policy at any price until November … Continue reading

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