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Blue Cross Blue Shield Confirms Obamacare Death Spiral

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

According to The Beacon:

” The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, which represents 36 Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans covering 105 million Americans, has just released a study of its members’ claims data in Obamacare exchanges 2014 and 2015. It confirms that Obamacare exchange enrollees are sicker and more expensive than enrollees in pre-Obamacare individual plans or employer-based plans.

Here I quote four of the study’s findings:

  • Members who newly enrolled in BCBS individual health plans in 2014 and 2015 have higher rates of certain diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, depression, coronary artery disease, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and Hepatitis C than individuals who had BCBS individual coverage prior to health-care reform.
  • Consumers who newly enrolled in BCBS individual health plans in 2014 and 2015 received significantly more medical care, on average, than those with BCBS individual plans prior to 2014 who maintained BCBS individual health coverage into 2015, as well as those with BCBS employer-based group health insurance.

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IRS Grants Extension for 6055 and 6056 Reporting

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

According to United Healthcare, Broker Connection Special Edition:

“On Dec. 28, 2015, the IRS announced that it is granting an automatic extension for the 2015 information returns required of insurers, employers and certain other providers of Minimum Essential Coverage (MEC) under Section 6055 and 6056 of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC).

Coverage providers that need more time now have until March 31 to get Form 1095 to individuals and until June 30 to electronically file with the IRS. For providers not filing electronically, the deadline is May 31, 2016. (more…)

Canadian Health Care: Patients Waiting Longer Than Ever For Treatment

Monday, January 11th, 2016

Investors Business Daily Reports:

Socialist Medicine: Canadians love their hockey and have historically been happy with their government-run health care system. Hockey is thriving. The country’s health care system, though, is a wreck and getting worse.

It could be said the words “Canada” and “health care” really don’t go together because some Canadians never make it to the doctor.

Too many die untreated due to extended wait times to see a doctor, and those wait times have increased again this year. They are now almost twice as long as they were in 1993, the year Hillary Clinton tried to force government health care on Americans. (more…)

State of the Union fact check, FYI.

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

By CALVIN WOODWARD, Associated Press
January 25, 2012

OBAMA: “Our health care law relies on a reformed private market, not
a government program.”

THE FACTS: That’s only half true. About half of the more than 30 million
uninsured Americans expected to gain coverage through the health care law
will be enrolled in a government program. Medicaid, the federal-state program
for low-income people, will be expanded starting in 2014 to cover childless
adults living near the poverty line.

The other half will be enrolled in private health plans through new state-based
insurance markets. But many of them will be receiving federal subsidies to make
their premiums more affordable. And that’s a government program, too.

Starting in 2014 most Americans will be required to carry health coverage,
either through an employer, by buying their own plan, or through a government
program.

Enrollment in High-Risk Health Insurance Pools Still Below Expectations

Saturday, November 6th, 2010

The New York Times reports:

Enrollment in the high-risk health insurance pools created under the health reform law has not reached expectations, with just 8,011 U.S. residents enrolled nationwide after two or three months of operation in most states, according to HHS, the New York Times reports.
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