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Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) speaks to guests during a campaign stop at Smokey Row Coffee House on November 21, 2015 in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Yesterday Rubio participated in the Presidential Family Forum in Des Moines with six of his Republican rivals for the nomination. Rubio has several campaign stops scheduled in the state today. (Photo by )

Exclusive: Marco Rubio Challenges Republican Leaders To End Obamacare Bailouts

“Why should American taxpayers be bailing out insurance companies, many of whom cooperated with, conspired with alongside the Obama administration to get Obamacare passed?” Senator Marco Rubio asks. “And now they want to come with their lobbyists and basically force the American taxpayer to put money into a fund that bails them out for having lost money on the Obamacare exchanges.”

Protestors hold placards challenging 'Obamacare' outside of the US Supreme Court on March 4, 2015 in Washington, DC. The US Supreme Court heard a second challenge to US President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. The US Supreme Court faces a momentous case Wednesday on the sweeping health insurance reform law that President Barack Obama wants to leave as part of his legacy. The question before the court is whether the seven million people or more who subscribed via the government's website can obtain tax subsidies that make the coverage affordable.

ObamaCare’s Closed-Door Bailout Could Cost Taxpayers Billions

When America’s largest insurance provider, UnitedHealth Group, announced disastrous losses due to ObamaCare and started talking about exiting from the program last week, I wondered if they, along with other companies grumbling about ObamaCare red ink, might be looking for a bailout.

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Reconciliation Should Unite, Not Divide Conservatives

In May, Republicans voted for a budget agreement that “affirmed the use of reconciliation for the sole purpose of repealing the President’s job-killing health care law.” It was a position that united an all-too-often fractured party. The promise to repeal Obamacare in its entirety delivered Republicans the House in 2010 and the Senate in 2014.

Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) speaks at the No Labels Problem Solver convention October 12, 2015 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Eight presidential candidates addressed the bipartisan event which included many undecided New Hampshire voters. (Photo by

Kelly Ayotte Faces Third Party Challenge Over Medicaid Expansion

New Hampshire GOP Sen. Kelly Ayotte is facing a tough reelection fight next year, as Republicans battle to retain control of the U.S. Senate. Her path to reelection could become impossible, however, if the state’s Republican legislature goes through with a plan to reauthorize ObamaCare’s Medicaid expansion in the state.

rvices and treatments at community health centers are also designed to reduce emergency room expenditures, which are up to 10 times more costly. (Photo by

We’re Just Not That Into You Part 3: Medicaid Expansion

But before ACA proponents break out the champagne, they should consider another statistic: The number of Americans on Medicaid programs increased by 10.8 million between October 2013 when open enrollment under the ACA began and December 2014, according to (Over 70 million Americans – about one in five – are now enrolled in Medicaid, double the number enrolled in 2000.)

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11th Obamacare Co-Op Shut Down in Arizona

On Friday the Arizona Department of Insurance placed Meritus Health under supervision, which prevents the insurer from renewing or issuing new policies. Meritus Health is the 11th Obamacare Co-Op to fail in 2015.

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10th Obamacare Co-Op Closes Down

Arches Health, an Obamacare Co-Op, was put in receivership Tuesday by the Utah Insurance Department. Arches is the 10th Obamacare Co-Op to close its doors this year.

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Republicans Should Run Hard Against the ObamaCare Disaster

Not a single promise has been kept, health insurance is objectively worse than it was before Barack Obama got his hands on it, and enrollment is only half what we were promised. The last detail is key, because low enrollment means everything bad about ObamaCare is going to get much worse in the years ahead, if we don’t kill it now.