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Obamacare Failures Tear Apart Government-Insurer Partnership

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With the Department of Justice trying to block two mega-mergers, the health insurance companies have struck back by pulling out of the Obamacare exchanges.

Now Democratic lawmakers are accusing the insurers of using their participation in Obamacare as a bargaining chip to change the DOJ's mind.

But the government is far from innocent here.

The insurers are no saints, but the government is at least as much to blame for this mess...

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

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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...

Is Obamacare Increasing Painkiller Addiction?

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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...

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

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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.

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

Since the ACA's 2010 initiation, Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky has been a driving force behind the GOP Senate's Obamacare repeal process.

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...

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

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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...

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

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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...

Will Republicans Replace Obamacare? Here Are Their Alternatives

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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...

BREAKING: Millions Impacted by This Week's Obamacare Ruling

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The Obamacare ruling in the King v. Burwell Supreme Court case is expected this week. It's a decision could impact more than 7.5 million Americans.

Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald has called this decision the "nightmare" scenario for what it could do to citizens and the U.S. economy.

But you don't have to get caught off guard. In fact, you can profit from it

WARNING: The June Obamacare Ruling Will Impact Millions in These States

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By the end of June, more than 7.5 million Americans could see their Obamacare premiums skyrocket.

That's when the Supreme Court is expected to rule on King v. Burwell. It's an Obamacare ruling that asserts that Affordable Healthcare Act (ACA) subsidies only apply to citizens who purchased their insurance over a state-run exchange.

King v. Burwell wants to invalidate those subsidies.

Here are the top 10 states that could see the most people impacted by this decision...

Get in on These Healthcare Stocks Now Before Key Obamacare Ruling in June

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The U.S. Supreme Court will be ruling on a crucial Obamacare case in June. This is highlighting a profit opportunity: a quick and dirty play on healthcare stocks.

Today (Wednesday), the high court heard oral arguments in King v. Burwell. The ruling could deliver a deathblow to President Barack Obama's signature Affordable Care Act.

But it's also providing investors with a chance to play healthcare stocks for short-term gains...

Congress in 2015: What President Obama Can Expect from the GOP

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The 114th Congress is now in session. U.S. President Barack Obama for the first time faces a Congress that has Republicans running both chambers.

What President Obama can expect from the GOP Congress in 2015 will matter to investors. Many issues on the agenda, such as corporate taxes, trade, and a higher minimum wage will impact stocks.
Given the gridlock of recent years, the easy assumption is that nothing will get done. But the two sides have more incentive to work together in 2015.

Here's look at what will be on Washington's plate this year...

The Obamacare Lies That Duped America

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The Affordable Care Act was always too good to be true, but speaking the truth is bad medicine for controversial laws.

Now we know that the Obamacare lies of the past six years were calculated, intentional, and crafted to fool what the healthcare law's creators assumed to be an ignorant American public.

We know this because one of the ACA's central architects, Jonathan Gruber, an MIT professor, has said so in at least a half a dozen videos that recently surfaced on the Internet.

Were it not for these Obamacare lies, the ACA would have been strangled in its crib...

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

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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...

What the Hobby Lobby Ruling Means for Obamacare

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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…