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Obamacare Is Being Repealed by Consumers, Providers and Insurers

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When it comes to the Affordable Care Act, nearly every stakeholder involved has voted with their feet. Consumers, providers, and even the insurers who helped create Obamacare to profit from a government mandate have all begun to flee from it.

 writes: The 2016 election cycle will come to a close on Tuesday, and its conclusion will probably have little significance on the issues that face the nation. The three months in which Republicans and Democrats (and others) fought for the presidency focused almost entirely on personalities and personal qualities rather than substantive policy.

[Related: The Simple Reason So Many Americans Are Opting Out of Obamacare]

Republicans want people to vote to keep Hillary Clinton and vast corruption out of the White House, while Democrats argue that voters have to block a temperamentally unsuited and unprepared Donald Trump from having his finger on the nuclear button. Independent candidates Gary Johnson and Jill Stein want voters to protest against the two-party system by supporting their campaigns.

That will be America’s misfortune because we do face serious choices in the next four years – and this election will tell us nothing about the direction voters want about any of them. The stakes of this election cycle will only determine which candidate turned out to be least unfavorable on personal qualities.

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On issues such as the war on ISIS, the economy, and national debt, both major-party nominees offered nothing but vague ambiguities while focusing almost all of their time and attention on each other’s peccadilloes. No matter the result, the winner will have no claim on a mandate from the electorate on almost any policy direction.

[Read the full story here, at The Fiscal Times]

Rather than look to the election results for policy direction on one key issue, perhaps the next president should look to the voters themselves. When it comes to the Affordable Care Act, nearly every stakeholder involved has voted with their feet. Consumers, providers, and even the insurers who helped create Obamacare to profit from a government mandate have all begun to flee from it.

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Late last week, earnings reports from major health insurers Aetna and UnitedHealth showed a greater-than-expected decline in enrollments from an already disappointing 2016 result. Jed Graham reported at Investors Business Daily  that over 113,000 enrollees had stopped paying their premiums in the third quarter, a 6.6 percent drop that left a combined enrollment of 1.6 million consumers. The two companies account for a sixth of all ACA exchange enrollees, and the trend indicates that national Obamacare enrollment has dropped below 10 million – again.
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2016 Will Be about Health Care: Hillary Will Have Some ‘Splainin to Do

“It is probable that 2016 will be the fourth consecutive election cycle in which Obamacare is a major issue…That will focus attention on the fact that, the first time Hillary Clinton stepped onto the center stage of American politics . . . [President Clinton] turned health care over to his wife, who, in a process both gargantuan and opaque, produced a health-care plan so rococo and implausible that neither the House nor the Senate, both controlled by the Democrats, would even bring it to a vote.”

George Will said this morning on Fox News Sunday.

“So if health care is, as I suspect it will be, a continuing issue in 2016,” Will said, “she has some explaining to do.”

National Review Online


Mental health laws are trouble for Democrats

iew of some of 3,500 diverse firearms seized from criminal acts, disarmament and amnesty programs, before their melting at a foundry in Lima, on December 17, 2013. The program is partially funded by the United Nations Centre for Peace and Disarmament (UNLIREC). AFP PHOTO/CRIS BOURONCLE        (Photo credit should read CRIS BOURONCLE/AFP/Getty Images)

Some of 3,500 diverse firearms seized from criminal acts, disarmament and amnesty programs, before their melting at a foundry in Lima, on December 17, 2013.  CRIS BOURONCLE/AFP/Getty Images)

Ann Coulter  writes:  Instead of always taking incoming fire, how about Republicans start sending some back? It’s great that they stopped HillaryCare, but if they had actually fixed health care by forcing health insurance plans to be sold in a competitive free market, there would have been no opportunity for shyster Democrats to foist Obamacare on us.

It’s fantastic that we caught the Boston Marathon bombers, but why don’t Republicans fix an immigration system that brings foreign terrorists and mass murderers to our country? Let the Democrats explain why we couldn’t make room for a Danish surgeon because we needed another Chechnyan terrorist.

And it’s terrific that Republicans have managed to block sweeping gun bans after every mass shooting over the past few years — opposition to new gun restrictions has more than doubled since Newtown — but how about they actually do something to stop the next mass murder?

All these shootings are united by one clear thread: They all were committed by visibly crazy people, known to be nuts but not institutionalized.

Mental illness was blindingly clear in the cases of Seung-Hui Cho (Virginia Tech), Maj. Nidal Hasan (Fort Hood), Jared Loughner (Arizona shopping mall), James Holmes (Colorado movie theater), and a dozen other mass shootings in the past few decades.

But in every instance, Democrats’ response was: Let’s ban high-capacity magazines! Let’s limit private gun sales! Let’s publish the names of everyone who owns a registered gun!

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ObamaCare Cancelled Your Health Insurance? We Got Your Back: MyCancellation.com

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‘MyCancellation.com’: Group Launches Tumblr “ObamaCare Cancelled Your Health Insurance. Now, Send Us Your Letter.” (nalert.blogspot.com)
What Really Happens To People Whose Insurance Is ‘Canceled’ Because Of Obamacare (talkingpointsmemo.com)
‘Simple. Perfect. Brilliant’: @MyCancellation launches an ‘Obamacare website that works’ [pics] (twitchy.com)
INSURANCE CANCELLED BECAUSE OF OBAMACARE? Send a pic of the notice to MyCancellation.com…. (pjmedia.com)
Senate Democrats supported rule that led to insurance cancellations (punditfromanotherplanet.com)
Sticker shock often follows insurance cancellation (sacbee.com)
Health policy cancellations: New blow for administration (posttrib.suntimes.com)
Sticker shock often follows insurance cancellation (kansascity.com)


‘More Care Costs More Money’ [VIDEO] The ACA and the Labor Market

ObamaSebeliusPaul Mulshine writes: A wise man once said the following about the proposal to mandate that every American buy health insurance:

“If mandates were the solution, we could try that to solve homelessness, by mandating that everybody buy a house. The reason they don’t have a house is they don’t have the money.”

Shortly after the wise man made that statement, something horrible happened to him: He got elected president. Ever since, Barack Obama has said a whole lot of really unwise things, such as “If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan, period.”

That boast turned out to be untrue. More than a million Americans are learning to their shock that the Affordable Care Act is making their care less affordable. The reason is obvious, and Obama put his finger on it when he made that comparison to the cost of housing during his 2008 Democratic primary campaign. Just as building more houses costs more money, providing more health care costs more money.

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