Can Obamacare survive without Obama there to prop it up?

ㅤ”Obama oversaw three open enrollment seasons. During that time he made numerous administrative moves to ensure Obamacare’s success, such as delaying the end of open enrollment several times, creating special enrollment periods for people to sign up outside of the designated timeframe, and propping up smaller insurers called co-ops. He allowed people to sign up for plans that did not comply with Obamacare’s mandates and authorized insurer funds known as cost-sharing reduction subsidies, a move that a federal judge ruled illegal because they weren’t appropriated by Congress.
ㅤObama’s departure, and subsequent arrival of an administration not as interested in the law’s success, leaves open the question of whether Obamacare can succeed without a massive lift from the White House.
ㅤThe law struggled despite Obama’s actions. A sicker-than-expected risk pool caused by not enough younger and healthier people signing up contributed to hundreds of millions of dollars in losses for most insurers in the exchanges, leading to exits and price increases for 2017.”

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Ending Obamacare Subsidies Will Lower Premiums, Health Care Experts Say

ㅤ”The Washington Post, ABC News, and others failed to mention that while health insurers will no longer receive billions of dollars in taxpayer-funded subsidies, those same 2 in 10 consumers facing increased rates will also have more health insurance coverage options, thanks to the President signing an executive order allowing them to purchase their coverage across state lines.
ㅤThis move, according to conservative healthcare policy experts, will actually result in lower premiums.”

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Judge denies emergency order to force continued Obamacare subsidy payments


Judge Vince Chhabria

ㅤ”U.S. District Court Judge Vince Chhabria ruled Wednesday against an emergency order to require that the payments continue to be made while a lawsuit filed by 18 states and the District of Columbia over the so-called cost-sharing reduction payments works its way through the courts.”

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CBO: Obamacare stabilization plan would have little effect on premiums, insurance rates

ㅤ”The bipartisan Senate bill that would help to stabilize Obamacare is estimated to reduce the federal deficit by $3.8 billion from 2018 to 2027 but would not significantly reduce the number of people who are uninsured or affect the price of premiums, according to a report released Wednesday by the Congressional Budget Office and the Joint Committee on Taxation.”

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Judge plans to rule next week in Obamacare subsidies fight


ㅤJudge Vince Chhabria

ㅤ”A group of 19 states filed suit last week in federal court in San Francisco, asking that the Department of Health and Human Services be required to continue the so-called cost-sharing reduction payments despite President Donald Trump’s announcement last week that they would be ended.
ㅤDuring a telephone scheduling hearing on the states’ request for a temporary restraining order requiring the government to continue the payments, U.S. District Court Judge Vince Chhabria said he’d like to rule on that issue next week.”

ㅤô¿ô …Chhabria will rule in favor of the socialists. He was appointed by Obama in 2015. The judicial system is corrupt through and through.

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Trump says he would ‘never’ support insurance bailout ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ……

ㅤ”President Donald Trump Wednesday morning said he would ‘never support bailing out’ health insurance companies — an ominous sign for the Obamacare deal crafted by Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.).
ㅤ’I am support of Lamar as a person & also of the process, but I can never support bailing out ins co’s who have made a fortune w/ O’care,’ Trump tweeted Wednesday morning.”

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Key senators reach a deal on Obamacare insurer subsidies ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ……

Senator Lamar Alexander (R)

ㅤ”Sen. Lamar Alexander, chairman of a key committee that has been working on a bipartisan deal to stabilize Obamacare, said Tuesday that he has arrived at an agreement with Sen. Patty Murray, the committee’s top Democrat.”

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