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Washington

Why the Cost of Obamacare Plans Will Continue to Skyrocket

The rising cost of Obamacare plans isn't just bad news for those who use them.

Because the majority of Obamacare enrollees receive subsidies to help pay for their premiums, a major chunk of these skyrocketing costs will end up on the back of the American taxpayer.

Here's a look at the Obamacare plan increases we're facing this year, and why the rate hikes will be even higher in the future...

Washington

How Obamacare Will Gut Muni Bonds (Especially in These 7 States)

Obamacare has been an economic and political nightmare.

It's inflicted enormous damage on the American economy and tens of millions of Americans whose medical care has been turned upside down in the name of providing another entitlement without asking anything in return of the recipients.

It's increased medical costs, deprived Americans of their chosen physicians and treatments, and contributed to a culture of dependency that has no place in a land of liberty.

And now, in 2016, it's about to gut municipal bonds.

Trading Strategies

Quick Trade: How to Get the Fastest, Biggest Obamacare Profits Now

It's a divisive, lightning-rod topic, but Obamacare is very much in play right now.

The Senate has just voted to repeal key provisions of the Affordable Care Act, and UnitedHealth Group – the planet's biggest provider of healthcare plans – has been threatening to walk away from it all.

At the same time, it's open enrollment season – and it will be until Jan. 31, 2016.

Enrollments are surging now – 540,000 and counting – as people sign up to get access to healthcare… or to avoid the stiff tax penalty for not having coverage.

But... where there's controversy, there's often profit. And right now the Money Calendar is flashing the prospect of big healthcare sector gains - no matter what the politicians do..

election

Why the 62nd Time Was the Charm for the GOP to Repeal Obamacare

Yesterday, the Republican-controlled Senate voted to repeal Obamacare.

The overall vote was 52 to 47. It was the 62nd vote to repeal all or part of the 2010 statute.

Here's a look at the creative ways and means the GOP took to get it this far, and what will likely happen next...

Washington

This Obamacare News Is One of the Law's Worst Omens to Date

UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH) CEO Stephen J. Hemsley unleashed a bombshell of Obamacare news when he announced that his firm is considering a 2017 exit from the exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act.

This devastating Obamacare news confirmed suspicion that the major insurers aren't doing well with their ACA plans.

So what the heck is going on?

Frankly, it's something the ACA's critics have long predicted...

2016 Presidential Election

Will Republicans Replace Obamacare? Here Are Their Alternatives

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) have both submitted their ACA replacement proposals for the public's scrutiny. Now that these two have revealed that they intend to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, it's likely that the rest of the GOP candidate brigade will proffer their own versions. Money Morning intends to keep you fully up-to-snuff on what each presidential hopeful proposes.

Here are the highlights from every Republican's Obamacare replacement plan so far...

Obamacare

Obamacare Facts: Who to Blame and How to Profit as Healthcare Costs Soar

Obamacare facts: As the fall enrollment period for healthcare coverage approaches, it's becoming clear that almost everyone is going to be paying more come January 2015.

Premiums are going up, co-pays are going up, and deductibles are going way up. The health insurance companies and most large employers say that the Affordable Care Act is to blame.

But the truth is far more complicated...

Obamacare

Obamacare Facts Overview: A Tale of Two Lawsuits

Obamacare facts overview: A surprising legal twist last week left Obamacare followers dazed and confused. Two adverse decisions came out within hours of each other on Tuesday. Both rulings attempt to interpret a portion of the text within the Affordable Care Act that says tax credits would be available to individuals "enrolled through an Exchange established by the State."

Here’s what the different rulings could mean for Americans – and for American businesses – in coming months…

Obamacare

What the Hobby Lobby Ruling Means for Obamacare

A Supreme Court Obamacare ruling in the hotly contentious Burwell v. Hobby Lobby case was just issued this morning (Monday).

In a 5-4 ruling, the High Court decided that closely held, for-profit corporations can choose to opt out of the Obamacare provisions that require employers to provide no-cost contraceptive prescriptions to employees.

Here’s what the Hobby Lobby Obamacare decision means for U.S. healthcare – and your wallet…

Obamacare

Obamacare: This One-Act Tragedy Is Nothing but a Bill of Goods

The future of Obamacare isn't bright.

That's because the Affordable Care Act is going to be anything but affordable. It's going to get more and more expensive, as if it's not already outrageously overpriced hype.

What is Obamacare, really? It's a make-richer scheme for insurance companies.

And while you can bet you'll see a premium increase this year, the real pain will begin in 2017 – and then get progressively worse.

This is an abomination...