Tag:obamacare

  • Carson: Health plan would empower individuals

    GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump is pushing a health-care plan similar to a proposal Dr. Ben Carson floated during his short run in the Republican primary. “He very much likes the kind of plan that I’ve been talking about,” Carson told Carolina Journal on Wednesday night. Carson, a world-renowned pediatric…

  • Cooper still bets on Obamacare

    Most framers of Obamacare believe that a Medicare/Medicaid plan for all is and should be the ultimate destination for American health care. Does Roy Cooper agree?…

  • Cooper’s Refusal To Defend State Part of National Trend

    State Attorney General Roy Cooper’s refusal to represent North Carolina in a federal lawsuit over House Bill 2 is just one part of an expanding trend that sees attorneys general across the United States picking and choosing, depending on their party affiliation, which cases they will represent,…

  • Analysts: United Healthcare’s Exit From N.C. Obamacare Exchange Ominous

    Concerns about a potential Obamacare death spiral and rapidly escalating insurance premium costs reignited with Tuesday’s announcement by UnitedHealthcare, the nation’s largest insurance company, that in 2017 it would pull out of most of the nation’s health exchanges — including North Carolina’s. Since Blue Cross and Blue Shield…

  • Managed-Care Group Calls for Medicaid Expansion

    The continuing calls to expand Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act have a seemingly unlikely ally — Medicaid Health Plans of America, the trade association representing a number of top Medicaid managed care organizations. Some MHPA members likely will compete for contracts under the Medicaid reforms approved last year by…

  • Medicaid Reform Hearing Becomes Plea For Obamacare Expansion

    Nearly three dozen physicians, clinicians, university academics, parents, and assorted health association representatives attended a March 30 public hearing on Medicaid reform — the state’s first — and predictably, the most common topic of testimony was a plea to expand Medicaid under President Obama’s Affordable Care Act. Sandy Irving, representing…

  • Health Freedom Despite Obamacare

    The following editorial appeared in the April 2016 print edition of Carolina Journal: As Dan Way reported recently at CarolinaJournal.com, any celebrations for the sixth anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, were muted. With health care spending growing at its fastest rate since 2007, Obamacare has made…

  • Obamacare’s Sixth Anniversary Celebration Muted

    Six years ago today, amid glowing promises of cost-cutting and expanded health care for all, President Obama signed into law his signature Affordable Care Act. Since then, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, the state’s largest provider of individual coverage on the federal health exchange, suffered $405 million…