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Obamacare

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

The Deceptive Way Health Insurance CEOs Are Using Obamacare to Make Millions

Obamacare is reportedly costing health insurance companies millions of dollars in losses, but there's something really strange that's going on.

You see, compensation for health insurance CEOs is actually at an all-time high.

So if these companies are losing money, how are they able to reward these executives so handsomely? Well, Obamacare may not be as bad for health insurance companies as they want you to believe...

Washington

Is Obamacare Increasing Painkiller Addiction?

Because of an Obamacare policy, more and more doctors are feeling pressured into prescribing habit-forming painkillers to their patients.

In fact, 48% of doctors admitted in a 2014 survey that they felt pressured into prescribing inappropriate pain medications.

With nearly 19,000 deaths caused in 2014 because of prescription pain relievers, you will be truly shocked at how the Affordable Care Act may be contributing to a dangerous epidemic...

Washington

The Biggest Obamacare Conspiracy Theory of 2015

On June 25, the biggest Obamacare conspiracy theory to surface post-SCOTUS decision spread through right-wing media outlets.

It consisted of two key possibilities and one hard look at a wavering chief justice…

Here's what some believe prompted SCOTUS' pro-Affordable Care Act decision this past June...

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...

Washington

Is Obamacare Working? This Report Card Says It's Failing

Today is Oct. 1 – the two-year anniversary of when the Obamacare healthcare exchanges opened for business. So it's a good time to assess the healthcare law.

Some of Obamacare is working. But some parts of the Affordable Care Act have not worked as intended, and some are simply failing altogether.

Here's a full report card on how well Obamacare is working - or not...

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...