Tag Archive: Health insurance in the United States

Piling On

Apropos to Alex’s post below, the huge news in the last day is a study from Oregon that looked at the effects of expanding Medicaid. As McCardle points out, the study was done under near ideal circumstances. Oregon could not expand Medicaid to everyone who wanted it, so they created a lottery. Sociologists swooped in and recruited. The result was a study of 6000 people with Medicaid and almost 6000 without. One of the authors … Read more

Expensive Obamacare pilot project fails miserably: LSM covers for them

Oh what irony that another liberal feel good-do good program not grounded in reality, falls apart. In this case we are talking about the program to insure uninsurable people that was touted as one of the biggest successes of the ACA. From the WaPO article that does its best to pretend this is only a bad thing in so far that the program is no longer taking more people, instead of the fact that … Read more

College Health

How many times have I said it? When you outlaw cheap insurance, you create more uninsured:

Some colleges are dropping student health-insurance plans for the coming academic year and others are telling students to expect sharp premium increases because of a provision in the federal health law requiring plans to beef up coverage.

The demise of low-cost, low-benefit health plans for students is a consequence of the 2010 health-care overhaul. The law is intended

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More good news about Obamacare

What’s that you ask? Well, a recent survey by McKinsey Quarterly has found out that fully 1/3 of employers plan to stop offering healthcare come 2014, once provisions of the Affordable Care Act start to kick in, and that’s on top of the 7% employees forced to switch to subsidized-exchange programs we already know about.

While only 7% of employees will be forced to switch to subsidized-exchange programs, at least 30% of companies say

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