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Obamacare’s Pricetag Continues to Grow

Consumer Power Report #428 One of the underrated facts about American health care is that in advance of the passage of Obamacare, the majority of Americans wanted a reform that tackled one thing above all others: price. That’s why President Barack Obama chose to sell his legislation not on the real aim of achieving dramatic coverage increases, but on the promise of bringing down premiums by $2,500 for the average family. Of course, the opposite has happened: We’ve continued to see premiums go...

Poll: Workers Fear the Exchanges

Consumer Power Report #427 A new poll conducted by the Morning Consult finds workers are very, very worried about being pushed into Obamacare’s exchanges. In fact, a strong majority of workers are worried that their employers will stop offering health insurance altogether and move them into the Obamacare exchanges. Workers with employer-sponsored health plans largely have a negative view of what such a move would mean for their coverage, and would even consider looking for a new job under that...

Supreme Court Rejects Obamacare Contraception Mandate

Consumer Power Report #426 On Tuesday the Supreme Court delivered another rebuttal of the Obama administration’s implementation of Obamacare by ruling against the controversial contraception mandate. Ilya Shapiro of the Cato Institute explains the case here: This case began when the Department of Health and Human Services included 20 contraceptives as part of the “minimum essential coverage” that all health insurance plans had to satisfy to comply with Obamacare’s employer mandate. A host of...

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