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Obamacare ‘a Little Better’ Than Expected Means Millions More Uninsured

In February, the Obama administration announced 11.4 million people had signed up for Obamacare in the second open-enrollment period, leading President Barack Obama to say, “The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is working. It’s working a little better than we expected.” The 11.4 million people who signed up is more than the number who will ultimately pay for their coverage and complete the enrollment. Even after the stragglers complete the sign-up process, it is more likely the paid-for number will be...

Battling Over the Doc Fix

Consumer Power Report #456 Congress is currently trying to find a path forward on the notorious “doc fix,” whose scheduled expiration on March 31 would result in a 20 percent pay cut for doctors receiving reimbursement from Medicare. Time is short, and while the House is expected to vote Thursday on the issue (more on that in a minute), that would leave little time for the Senate to take up and pass anything (let alone read it). Well, sort of: The calendar looks pretty tight right now. The...

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