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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...

The Premium Spikes Begin

Consumer Power Report #425 The shoe is beginning to drop for consumers who purchased insurance under Obamacare: The premium hikes the president said would be mitigated by the law show no signs of abating. The choices consumers face this fall: Stick with their existing coverage and pay more, or go somewhere else for less. Hundreds of thousands of consumers nationwide who bought insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act will face a choice this fall: swallow higher premiums to stay in their...

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