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Study: Obamacare Repeal Would Cost California $58 Billion

California progressives and crony capitalists are panicking over a new study that predicts California will lose $58 billion in Medicaid funding over the next decade if the latest proposal to repeal Obamacare is passed.

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Trump, Surprisingly, Pays August Obamacare Insurance Subsidies

The Trump administration agreed to continue paying Obamacare “cost-sharing-reduction” payments that subsidize insurance companies for covering individuals who earn between 100 to 250 percent of the poverty rate, despite suggesting it would not do so, and despite the possibility that the payments will be declared unconstitutional.

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Covered California 2018 Premiums to Jump 8x Inflation

Covered California announced this week that its 2018 rates will increase about eight times faster than the rate of inflation, as the Obamacare law and the state’s liberal legislature continue to destroy private insurance in California.

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Covered California 2017 Enrollment Falls by 6%

Despite giving residents another 48 hours this year to sign up for a mandatory health plan, Covered California saw first-time enrollments fall to 412,000, down 6 percent from 439,000 last year, according to exchange spokesman James Scullary.

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Claim: Obamacare Repeal Could Hurt California

The Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University has estimated that from a public sector viewpoint, repealing Obamacare would cost the State of California $20.7 billion in federal funding and eliminate 334,000 jobs.

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Covered California Thinks It Can Survive Trump

Despite President-elect Donald Trump picking hard-core Obamacare foe Republican Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) as the next Secretary of Health and Human Services, California’s huge Obamacare exchange thinks it can survive the promised “repeal and replace.”

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AstroTurf the ACA: Californians ‘Rally’ to Save Obamacare

It was no surprise Tuesday when a small group gathered in Los Angeles to demonstrate against President-elect Donald Trump’s promise to repeal Obamacare — and a smaller surprise still to discover who was present at the rally of about 200.

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CA Insurance Commissioner wants ‘Public Option’ Health Plan

Despite California’s Obamacare premium costs spiking 13.2 percent next year, the state’s insurance commissioner said he supports a public option at the state level that could bolster competition and potentially serve as a test for the controversial idea nationwide.

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California Dems Lobby Obama to Expand Obamacare to Illegal Aliens

California Democrats are pushing President Barack Obama, as well as both Republican and Democrat legislators, to make an exception allowing illegal aliens to purchase health insurance on Covered California, the state’s Obamacare health exchange.

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Obamacare Double-Digit Increases Threaten Democrats

Expected double-digit Obamacare health insurance premium hikes coming just one week before the November 7 election are expected to drag the program’s favorability ratings to new lows, as support from independents and Democrats continues to fade.

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California Liberals Want Your IRA–Automatically

Covered California has been such a success at driving up healthcare premiums and blowing through $1 billion in federal subsidies that the state legislature’s liberal Democrats are poised to launch “Secure Choice” in an effort to take over Californian’s individual

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Covered California Facing Administrative Collapse

The Health Consumer Alliance filed a blistering letter just before Covered California’s Board meeting on Thursday warning the program is near administrative collapse.

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Blue Shield of California Must Rebate Some of Huge Obamacare Profits

Blue Shield of California violated Obamacare’s mandated requirement that their medical expenditures be a minimum of 80 percent of healthcare premiums paid. Under the law, Blue Shield will be required to rebate almost $83 million to individuals and small businesses. But by destroying small and regional competition, the supposedly not-for-profit Blue Shield, after its rebate, still made $52 million more profit under Obamacare.

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Covered California: 2016 Prices up 4%, $384 in NoCal and $296 in SoCal

Obamacare was sold to the American public as an opportunity to save $2,500 a year for a family of four. But each family member enrolled in Covered California for 2016 can look forward to paying another $384 in Northern California and $296 in Southern California.

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Ouch! Massive Obamacare Premium Increases Will Dominate 2016

Oregon Commissioner of Insurance Laura N. Cali has approved premium rate increases of 25 percent for the Moda Health Plan and 33 percent for LifeWise in 2016. Due to Obamacare’s radical plan design and high utilization costs, skyrocketing American healthcare costs are becoming the norm–and will be a top issue in 2016 elections.

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Illegal Alien Health Insurance Expanded in 35 California Counties

A panel of eight County Medical Services Program (CMSP) board members appointed largely by unelected, government administrative officials unanimously decided Thursday to give health insurance to illegal aliens that aren’t low income and don’t qualify for California’s Obamacare health exchange

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Florida Beats Covered California in Obamacare Signups

Despite the fact that California, with 38.8 million residents, has virtually double the number of the state of Florida, which holds 19.9 million, Covered California, the California health-insurance exchange, has been surpassed by Florida’s as the largest in the nation.

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Covered California Has a One-Star Rating on Yelp

Covered California, the Obamacare insurance marketplace in the Golden State, has a one-star review on Yelp, the ratings site which allows individuals to post reviews of local businesses.

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Covered California May Merge with Bankrupt State Obamacare Exchanges

With major insurers in some states proposing up to 51 percent Obamacare insurance premium increases, liberal Democrats are scrambling to avoid a political and financial disaster. One proposal is to merge California’s financially troubled “Covered California” exchange with the even more insolvent state exchanges, like “Cover Oregon,” which was forced to shut down last year.

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CA Democrat Legislators Reject Being Enrolled In Obamacare

On Wednesday in the California State Assembly Rules Committee, Democrats defeated a bill that would have dropped state legislators from their taxpayer-funded premium healthcare plans and prodded them into Covered California, the state Obamacare exchange. The bill, authored by Assemblyman Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita), was defeated on a party-line vote–even though it would have reimbursed them for the cost of their new California Health Benefit Exchange plans.

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Whistleblowers: Covered California Avoided ‘Paper Trail’

Sharyl Atkisson of the Daily Signal reports that Covered California deliberately tried to hide its operations from public scrutiny, including the number of enrollees, the close ties of many contractors to executive director Peter Lee, and general mismanagement. Her investigative report, based on whistleblower accounts, is the second in a two-part series on Covered California, which has been touted by Obamacare supporters as the model for how other states should run their programs.