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Health Care & Entitlements Legislative Alerts
In the spring of 2013, Arkansas made waves introducing a “free-market” alternative to Medicaid expansion. By creating the so-called “private option,” Arkansas was injecting choice and competition into the broken, costly Medicaid system. Unfortunately, the “private option” is simply Medicaid expansion by another name. Below is Americans for Prosperity’s new policy paper outlining Arkansas’ Medicaid [...]
AFP support's Senator Rubio's Obamacare Bailout Prevention Act (S.1726), which would revoke authority from HHS to stabilize health care premiums using taxpayer dollars under the President’s heath care law.
By Wesley Coopersmith Yesterday, Florida Senator Marco Rubio introduced legislation into the Senate that would prevent a taxpayer funded bailout of insurance companies under the President’s health care law. The ObamaCare Bailout Prevention Act (S.1726) would eliminate section 1342 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Section 1342, commonly referred to as the [...]
All over the country millions of people are being dropped by their health insurance provider despite the President's explicit promise that if they liked their current plan, they could keep it.
The messy implementation of ObamaCare continues with the HealthCare.gov rollout. Pushing criticism aside, the White House tried to convince Americans that the health care website issues were mere “glitches”. Things only got worse. So the Administration’s blame game began. Excuses are plentiful and fingers are pointed in all directions. However, the game finally concluded last week as HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius claimed responsibility for the website debacle. Unfortunately, that does not remedy this calamity nor improve the future situation. Attempting to fix this disaster is only going to rack up a bigger bill for tax payers –on top of the $400 million spent creating it. Gross negligence, poor planning and bureaucrats caused these problems while further proving the point that government can’t effectively invest in IT.