Consumer Power Report #408
Over the past few weeks, we’ve witnessed the rise of a new creature in media: the Obamacare denialists. Convinced there is nothing wrong with Obamacare, these individuals argue that any objections to the law have to be creations of the partisan right. Jonathan Bernstein writes here: “Is it possible that the reason all the Republican horror stories about the Affordable Care Act haven’t panned out is because there aren’t any (real) horror stories?”
I realize the stories I’ve shared here might not suit Mr. Bernstein’s partisan framework of the issue, but perhaps he could comment on this, shared by a subscriber whose spouse has MS.
A consultation with the private drug coverage website told me I was covered for the cost of the drug minus my co-pay. I contacted my drug insurance companies eight hundred number to verify and I was told that my coverage had changed because of Obamacare. My private insurance, a benefit gained as compensation during my working years,...
Consumer Power Report #407
The state of Oregon has for more than two decades been at the forefront of government-driven top-down health care reforms. How has it turned out? Not so great. Mark Hemingway reports:
That Oregon ended up with the most disastrous of all the Obamacare exchanges--an impressive achievement, considering how bad the law’s rollout has been--has stunned America’s growing herd of health care wonks. Twenty-five years ago--long before Massachusetts created the template for...
Consumer Power Report #406
The White House just undermined everyone who was speaking from its talking points sheet over the past week on the CBO analysis by reacting as if all the criticisms of Obamacare’s effect on labor markets are true. [http://vlt.tc/1a64">The second delay of the employer mandate is obviously driven by politics, not policy:
For the second time in a year, the Obama administration is giving certain employers extra time before they must offer health insurance to almost all...