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  1. Senator Reignites Discussion of Obamacare Exemption for Congress

    Govexec.com - Politics 08.18 / 19:45 govexec.com
    Letter requests information on OPM rule allowing lawmakers and staff to buy insurance on small business exchange and receive an employer…
  2. Fed report: Obamacare exchange insurance costs double in past four years

    Oklahoma.watchdog.org - Mississippi (MS) 08.18 / 18:15 oklahoma.watchdog.org
    The latest look at Obamacare prices show insurance through the marketplace costs more than twice as much now as it did in 2013. New numbers from the the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services show health insurance in Illinois that cost $248 a month in 2013, now costs $517 dollars. That’s a 108 percent…
  3. Dog-Fight Dogs, Obamacare, Financial Exploitation, Multi-Lingual State Websites

    Mackinac.org - Michigan (MI) 08.18 / 17:10 mackinac.org
    August 18, 2017 MichiganVotes weekly roll call report…
  4. Is Trump trying to sabotage Obamacare enrollment? N.J. lawmaker demands answers

    New Jersey - Time News 08.18 / 16:49 nj.com
    Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. and other top Democrats have questioned the Trump administration's…
  5. Obamacare repeal-replace legislation

    WashingtonTimes-Health 08.18 / 15:53 washingtontimes.com
    ANALYSIS/OPINION: Repealing ObamaCare – the most famous and oft-repeated campaign promise in American history – is not yet dead, if the House Freedom Caucus and President Trump have anything to say about it. Despite the Senate’s failure last month to pass an Obamacare repeal bill, they haven’t…
  6. Perspectives On Health Reform: Trump Should Help The Health Law; GOP Isn’t Living Up To Its Obamacare Promises

    Kaiserhealthnews.org - Health 08.18 / 13:47 kaiserhealthnews.org
    Opinion writers offer their thoughts on the issues facing the health…
  7. Trump, Surprisingly, Pays August Obamacare Insurance Subsidies

    Breitbart.com - California (CA) 08.18 / 13:01 breitbart.com
    The Trump administration agreed to continue paying Obamacare “cost-sharing-reduction” payments that subsidize insurance companies for covering individuals who earn between 100 to 250 percent of the poverty rate, despite suggesting it would not do so, and despite the possibility that the payments will be declared unc…
  8. Obamacare Enrollment Program Signed Up a Fraction of Those Who Canceled Coverage in 2017

    Freebeacon.com - Washington (WA) 08.18 / 09:17 freebeacon.com
    The Affordable Care Act Enrollment Assistance Program helped 14,500 individuals enroll in the Obamacare exchanges, which represented only 0.007 percent of the 1.9 million individuals who decided to drop their Obamacare plan in 2017. The post Obamacare Enrollment Program Signed Up a Fraction of Those Who Canceled Coverage in 2017 appeared first on Washington Free…
  9. Thousands of Iowans at Risk for Huge Rate Hikes From Iowa’s Final Obamacare Insurer

    Whotv.com - Iowa 08.17 / 23:37 whotv.com
    DES MOINES, Iowa — 28,000 Iowans could see their insurance rates more than double if one provider’s request is granted. Medica is the only insurance provider offering individual plans on the insurance marketplace.  On Wednesday, they submitted a plan to increase the premiums on their silver plan by 57%. For most of the 70,000-or-so Iowans on individual health plans, Medica says federal subsidies will negate the rate hike. However, according to the Iowa Insurance Division 28,000 …
  10. Dean: Obamacare Subsidies Unlikely To Go Away Soon

    Ripr.org - Media 08.17 / 22:55 ripr.org
    Former Presidential Candidate Howard Dean predicts that Republicans are unlikely to stop the federal Medicaid reimbursements that help millions of low-income Americans pay for out-of-pocket medical costs. President Trump recently repeated his threats to cut off the co-called cost-sharing payments to insurance companies after Senate Republicans failed to pass their bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare. “Obamacare is now polling at around 60 percent a…
  11. White House Will Temporarily Hand Out Subsidies to Obamacare Health Insurers

    Breitbart.com - Politics 08.17 / 22:40 breitbart.com
    The White House said that it will provide subsidies for health insurers for August, despite President Donald Trump’s previous threats that he would end the subsidies after the fallout of the failed Senate vote to repeal O…
  12. Sen. Ernst Supports Obamacare Payments as Insurance Premiums Increase

    Iowapublicradio.org - Iowa (IA) 08.17 / 21:35 iowapublicradio.org
    Sen. Joni Ernst says she wants the federal government to continue making payments for Obamacare subsidies to health insurance companies. President Trump has repeatedly threatened to stop making "cost-sharing reduction" payments. That uncertainty has led the only health insurance company left on Iowa’s exchange to propose a nearly 57 percent rate hike for 2018. Medica originally requested a 43 percent increase. At a town hall in Washington Tuesday, Sen. Ernst said she does not anticipate t…
  13. ObamaCare exchanges staying afloat, just barely

    Onenewsnow.com - Religion 08.17 / 20:41 onenewsnow.com
    The number of counties at risk of having no insurer on the exchange for 2018 is getting smaller, but that does not mean Obamacare is…
  14. Iowa's only ObamaCare insurer requests 57 percent rate increase

    Thehill.com - Health 08.17 / 19:47 thehill.com
    Iowa's lone ObamaCare insurer has requested a 57 percent rate increase for 2018, citing uncertainty over how the Trump administration will handle the healthcare law. In a revised rate request, Medica on Wednesday asked for an increase 1…
  15. Johnson wants details on congressional ObamaCare 'exemption'

    Thehill.com - Health 08.17 / 19:47 thehill.com
    Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) wants information about why members of Congress and their staff receive an employer contribution toward their health coverage, which critics have dubbed an ObamaCare "congressional exemption."Johnson's request asks…
  16. Sticker Shock: Iowa’s only ObamaCare insurer seeks 57 percent rate increase

    590kid.com - Idaho (ID) 08.17 / 18:55 590kid.com
    In one of the biggest 2018 premium hikes sought to date, Iowa’s only ObamaCare insurer is looking for a 57 percent rate increase – that’s 13 percent more than they asked for just two months [...] The post Sticker Shock: Iowa’s only ObamaCare insurer seeks 57 percent rate increase appeared first on KID…
  17. 'Rude' ObamaCare proponents pack GOP town halls

    Onenewsnow.com - Religion 08.17 / 18:37 onenewsnow.com
    A Republican senator was jeered this week at town halls in his home state of Colorado, but one commentator says that's "business as usual for the…
  18. White House says it will make Obamacare payments

    Thedenverchannel.com - Colorado 08.17 / 17:13 thedenverchannel.com
    The government will make this month's payments to insurers under the Obama-era health care law that President Donald Trump still wants to repeal and replace, a White House official said…
  19. CBO: Cutting Obamacare Subsidies Actually Helps Poor

    Cnsnews.com - World 08.17 / 15:14 cnsnews.com
    The Congressional Budget Office has issued a new report on the projected effects of terminating cost-sharing reduction subsidy payments under the Affordable Care Act, as President Trump has repeatedly threatened to do.  These findings are counterintuitive and…