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Michigan Creeps Closer to Obamacare 'Exchange'

… Michigan creates a state Obamacare insurance exchange, … (See Michigan s Obamacare Exchange Work Groups, … had exchanges before Obamacare became law (Massachusetts … Exchange... (See Michigan s Obamacare Exchange Work Groups, … more

How Obamacare Is Vulnerable

Law may be amended in 2014

… Michigan adopt the Obamacare Medicaid expansion … "vulnerable" means, given that Obamacare can t be repealed … just some of the ways Obamacare is vulnerable, with … percent of Americans like Obamacare Weekly Standard Labor … more

Disabled Family Sees 300 Percent Increase In Health Insurance Costs Under Obamacare

Video report: An Obamacare odyssey for special needs family

… Davert's experience with Obamacare is not just frustrating, … baked into the current Obamacare policies," McHugh said. … also: Media Ignore Facts On Obamacare Rates Michigan … Country Cannot Afford Obamacare more

What if Employers Provided Housing?

Would an ObamaCare 'Housing Exchange' Improve it?

… of the linchpins of ObamaCare. They are loosely modeled … has condemned the ObamaCare version as a corruption … called for the repeal of ObamaCare. But as Graham … consequences of this. ObamaCare doesn t fix this problem, … more

OtherCare not Obamacare

Health care event that looks to market for solutions to be held Saturday in Ann Arbor

… Care Act, known as Obamacare, and the Michigan Legislature … Healthcare . "Even besides Obamacare, our model for health … the regulations in Obamacare by insuring their own … more

Senators Admit Obamacare Is Unconstitutional

… simplistic, because Obamacare forces lawmakers to … difference whether Obamacare s mandates, cost increases, … later to create an Obamacare exchange will further … have pretended the Obamacare agency they would create … more

ObamaCare Arrives in Michigan

… Affordable Care Act, aka ObamaCare. One Michigan … riches available from ObamaCare to consultants, information … more

Medicaid Expansion: The Decisive Obamacare Battle

… focused on a so-called Obamacare "partnership" exchange, … other states, the Obamacare drama plays out the … not required by Obamacare. "We have been actively … his side in passing Obamacare through Congress. Now … more

Gov. Snyder’s 'Exchange' an Obamacare Trojan Horse?

… full blown state Obamacare exchange, which is … Exchanges: Heritage vs. Obamacare. ) By the end … state to creating an Obamacare exchange, not the far … not create its own Obamacare exchange then the feds … more

Economy Inundated With Part-Time Workers

Economists divided on whether Obamacare to blame

… Act, also known as "Obamacare." "Obamacare increases the cost … has written a book on Obamacare. "It's only logical … instead." Beginning in 2015, Obamacare requires employers … more

Obamacare's Survival up to State Legislators

Figures for Halbig's Michigan impact

… voted for the Obamacare Medicaid expansion … states. In plain English, Obamacare will likely collapse … they also oppose Obamacare. (In 2011 the Michigan … more

Hospital Lobby Driving Medicaid Expansion

Jack McHugh's Senate testimony on Obamacare

… poor," or because "Obamacare is the law," or because … concentrated due to Obamacare, with a relative handful … voting to implement Obamacare , thereby helping … "vulnerable" mean, given that Obamacare can't be repealed under … more

Obamacare: GOP 'Hostage Taker'

… Party audience that the Obamacare exchange legislation … state Department of Obamacare Administration (DOOA). If there was no Obamacare, we wouldn t be talking … state s Department of Obamacare Administration is U.S. … more

Official Calls Obamacare Implementation “A Mess”

Wisconsin, Virginia ask crucial questions about Obamacare.

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Delay Strengthens 'No Medicaid Expansion' Case

Postponing employer mandate makes Obamacare more vulnerable

… legislators adopt the Obamacare Medicaid expansion … the employer mandate Obamacare's internal structure … upheaval that the rest of ObamaCare will unleash. Finally, … enacting substantial Obamacare changes next year have … more

Morning in America: Obamacare Repealed

Law replaced with state-federal power sharing

… emergency repeal of Obamacare. In both the House … more

Fla. Medicaid: Governor Proposes, House Disposes

Obamacare expansion wilts in Sunshine State

… without approving the Obamacare Medicaid expansion , … some helium into the Obamacare balloon and expand … more

Missouri House Votes to 'Nullify' Obamacare

… Thursday to "nullify" Obamacare, making it illegal … 25-12 to implement Obamacare by creating a state … more

Implementing Obamacare

… health care law, called Obamacare by most people. Under … more

Trust Not in Obamacare Medicaid Promises

Check to states may not be in the mail

… elsewhere, one provision of Obamacare seeks to tempt state … serving warning that Obamacare s promise to pick … breaking those hoary old Obamacare Medicaid promises as … more

Questions About Obamacare Medicaid Expansion

Beware Obamacare bearing budget gifts : … see what happens as Obamacare s massive disruption … to push back against Obamacare s massive usurpation … more

Media Ignoring Facts on Obamacare Rates

Preliminary analysis show sharp hikes

… rates available on the Obamacare exchange. Specifically, … off. Nationwide, Obamacare will increase underlying … more

Medicaid Expansion: Beware of Obamacare 'Gifts'

If it sounds too good to be true ...

… originally mandated by Obamacare but made optional by … themselves through the Obamacare " exchange " the … until we see how the Obamacare implementation plays … more

Insurance 52% to 119% Costlier Under Obamacare

County level comparisons now available

… households exceed the pre-Obamacare rates even when subsidies … higher even with an Obamacare subsidy. Statewide, … suspending enforcement of Obamacare's employer mandate, … more

'Voting Yes on Medicaid Expansion is Voting for Obamacare'

State Senate takes another turn on Medicaid expansion issue

… the implementation of Obamacare or be among several … expansion is voting for Obamacare," said Jack McHugh, … step needed to put Obamacare in place. In the summer … Sup reme Court ruled that Obamacare was constitutional, … more
A Prescription for Better Health Care

Ten Reasons to Reject State Obamacare Exchange

With a hat tip to the Goldwater Institute in Arizona

… the lawsuit against Obamacare filed by Michigan … individual mandate. Obamacare requires the exchange … more

Gov. Snyder Calls On Obamacare Advocate No. 1

HHS Sec. Sebelius called in because the expansion of Medicaid is at stake

… Act, otherwise known Obamacare. Gov. Snyder would … been among the chief Obamacare promoters for years. … Sec. Sebelius called Obamacare a "great law" and said … graduates boasting that Obamacare would allow them to … more

Obamacare Medicaid Expansion a Budget Trap

… optional-for-states Obamacare Medicaid expansion … insurer through the Obamacare exchange at essentially … incentives to see the Obamacare-driven Medicaid expansion … more

WSJ: Legislators as Obamacare 'Fall Guys'

… to creating a state Obamacare exchange. Here are … when it turns out that Obamacare s costs are underestimated … planning architecture of Obamacare, but now the likes … scapegoats. The day after Obamacare passed, we invoked … more

No State Obamacare Exchange Still Best Choice

Governor's "partnership exchange" could be a blessing in disguise

… over the details of an Obamacare partnership exchange, … mechanism by which Obamacare s trillions of dollars … strong case that Obamacare only authorizes distributing … take the blame when Obamacare increases insurance … more

Commentary: Medicaid Expansion Wrong Even with Reforms

… conditions for accepting the Obamacare Medicaid expansion. But … quo. The problem with Obamacare is that it doubles-down … right. In contrast, Obamacare worsens the bad incentives … all the ways in which Obamacare is the very antithesis … more

Michigan House Republicans Buckle on Obamacare Medicaid Expansion

… critical component of Obamacare implementation was … they have said about Obamacare. "Back in the … constituents you think Obamacare is a bad law that should … Republicans Go Wobbly On Obamacare Michigan … more

Commentary: House GOP Leadership's Obamacare Flip-Flop

No explanation for June’s sudden Medicaid expansion reversal

… events related to the Obamacare Medicaid expansion … attempted to wrap this key Obamacare component in the mantle … to rally the House Obamacare implementation opponents … this key component of Obamacare implementation is adopted … more

Exemptions, Navigators and New Members

Big Labor's payback from Obamacare

… increasing exemptions from Obamacare, a law they championed … will struggle due to Obamacare's mandates. Health … plans." Despite calling Obamacare "highly disruptive," … continuing to support Obamacare. Some unions … more

Obamacare 'Exchange' Opposite of 'Free Market'

… tack of Republican Obamacare exchange proponents … role in administering Obamacare go to www.ehealthinsurance.com … this now is because of Obamacare s gun-to-the-head … it. See also: Obamacare: GOP 'Hostage Taker' Creating … more

Gov. Snyder's Obamacare 'Partnership' Misguided

… election that could place Obamacare on a very different … more

Eight Senate Republicans Join Democrats In Passing Obamacare Medicaid Expansion

Bill headed back to the House

… 4714 ) and move the key Obamacare provision closer to … the implementation of Obamacare, which Republicans … another attempt to expand Obamacare," Sen. Colbeck said … Medicaid is a key part of Obamacare. It's nothing short … more

Medicaid Expansion Bill Heads to the House

House Republicans help Obamacare provision move to a vote

… said he is against Obamacare. "I hate these … Shirkey said. "I hate Obamacare. I hope at the end of the day, Obamacare is a miserable failure. … eventually will defeat Obamacare is when people realize … more

Snyder Administration Pushing To Distance Medicaid Expansion From Obamacare

Gov. Snyder, Lt. Gov. Calley and others now using the phrase, 'Healthy Michigan'

Originally, Obamacare included the expansion … using money from the Obamacare bill to entice states … who wrote a book on Obamacare . Lt. Gov. Calley … and is not linked to Obamacare. "This is reform … more

Medicaid Expansion...What's the Rush?

Gov. Snyder applying serious pressure to get Michigan Senate to approve key Obamacare provision

… Republicans also voted "yes" on Obamacare's Medicaid expansion. After … quit calling the key Obamacare provision Medicaid … fast. The way Obamacare works, states can opt … premium rates and, with Obamacare, there are continuing … more

Commentary: Health Care Exchange Issue Won't Go Away

Supreme Court's ruling on Obamacare won't solve dysfunctional system's massive problems

… invalidate the entire Obamacare law, uphold it all, … principles: The first is an "Obamacare exchange," essentially … one as well as for an Obamacare exchange. The Beehive … mutually exclusive. If Obamacare survives, the "Utah" … more

Obamacare Costs Still A Mystery Days Before Key Provision Takes Effect

… enrollment to begin on Obamacare exchanges is just days … accurately track how Obamacare is going to affect … businesses. To comply with Obamacare, [insurance] carriers … adjusted to co mply with Obamacare. Making the adjustments … more

Eight More House Republicans Who Backed Obamacare's Medicaid Expansion

Third in a series

… a key component of Obamacare were: Rep. Mike Callton, … make it harder for Obamacare to be implemented by … hope that resisting Obamacare's implementation can … who vote to implement Obamacare will likely become … more

Obamacare 'Mandate' Could Penalize 70,000 Here

Law imposes fines for not having "adequate" health insurance

… that law. The federal Obamacare care law is modeled … requirements. If Obamacare s individual insurance … experience suggests that if Obamacare had been in effect … Lose Jobs Under Obamacare Obamacare … more

Creating Health 'Exchange' Entrenches Obamacare

… should not create an Obamacare exchange. His arguments … will help entrench Obamacare. From testimony … more

Heritage Foundation Opposes Obamacare "Exchanges"

… whether to create a state Obamacare insurance benefit exchange … exchanges, among them Obamacare's ideological supporters … as the prototype for Obamacare. However, Heritage … explicitly opposes Obamacare exchanges. In a recent … more

Louisiana Pushes Back on ObamaCare, but Michigan Takes the Money

… Georgia in rejecting the ObamaCare mandate that states … more

Obamacare Exchange: The People or the Insurers?

False urgency heads for an immovable object.

… on creating a state Obamacare exchange. Given … some certainty over Obamacare's endless details. … big-government mistake known as Obamacare ( six reasons why … meaningful control over how Obamacare is implemented. Thus, … more

Michigan Republicans Go Wobbly on Obamacare

Medicaid expansion props up vulnerable law

… have refused to create Obamacare exchanges, and as … collaborating with Obamacare implementation. Leaving … done deal. When Obamacare fully kicks in on Jan. … who collaborate with Obamacare implementation today … more

How Will ObamaCare Mess Up My Life and Livelihood?

… document called Your ObamaCare August Recess Guide … How will ObamaCare add to the national debt? Does ObamaCare violate my Constitutional … rights? How will ObamaCare change my health … more

More Confusion Over 'Affordable Care Act'

Court rules IRS illegally implemented tax credits

Court rules IRS illegally implemented tax credits.

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NFIB: 'No Rush' on Creating Obamacare Exchange

… state exchange law if Obamacare is invalidated or repealed. … also: McHugh Discusses Obamacare on Beckmann Health … D.C. to Michigan Obamacare Does Not Apply Here more

What the Obamacare Decision Means for You

… imposed the prototype for Obamacare several years ago. more

ObamaCare's Michigan Collaborators

… Michigan to create an ObamaCare insurance exchange. … of collaborating with Obamacare. As for those … more

Political Predictions for 2014

Political strategists talk minimum wage, big government and Obamacare

… and implementation of Obamacare, Resch said. Our … Kolt said. Is Obamacare s negative impact … exaggerating the evils of Obamacare, and how unpopular … right, Ballenger said. Obamacare is unpopular, and it … more

Feds: 'Never Mind' on State Obamacare Exchanges?

… is a core component of Obamacare. Under the law, if … experts critical of Obamacare say there will be little … to create a state Obamacare exchange, according … accepting a $1 million Obamacare grant for the purpose. … more

As Americans Await Obamacare, Canadians Wait Longer for Treatment

… Under the pending Obamacare law in the United … any given year. Under Obamacare, the amount of spending … more

Michigan House 'Just Says No' to State Obamacare Exchange

… vote to report a state Obamacare exchange bill out of … charge of administering Obamacare s massive subsidy … become fall guys for Obamacare s coming disappointments. … more

Pete Hoekstra: 'Michigan Could Impact Obamacare in Washington'

Former U.S. Rep.: 'There are already people in Washington, D.C., talking about cutting dollars on the federal end and putting more of a burden on the states'

… government to change Obamacare. "I think the … resist implementation of Obamacare, the more likely it … states go along with Obamacare by expanding Medicaid, … reverse the direction of Obamacare. "Increasingly, … more

State Legislators' Guide to Repealing ObamaCare

… Guide to Repealing ObamaCare . However, the 15-point … Guide to Repealing ObamaCare 1. Introduce … supporting repeal of ObamaCare, an effective way to … Enact a moratorium on ObamaCare rulemaking, which will … more

Health Care Compact Shifts Choices from D.C. to Michigan

“Obamacare Does Not Apply Here”

… more than just an Obamacare doesn t apply here … That would include Obamacare. Also, the Constitution … senator who voted for Obamacare, facing the decision … Parties Obamacare 'Litmus Test' for Legislators Analysis: … more

Medicaid Expansion: A Battle Over Two Views

Historic opportunity to reform Washington, D.C.

… of how to react to Obamacare. They are currently … lawmakers regarding Obamacare this year. Last … Supreme Court ruled that Obamacare was constitutional, … the implementation of Obamacare. It is so important … more

Oregon Study Suggests Michigan Medicaid Expansion Not Worth the Cost

Health policy expert: 'The nation's top health economists released a study that throws a huge "STOP" sign in front of Obamacare's Medicaid expansion'

… 'STOP' sign in front of Obamacare's Medicaid expansion," … (more commonly known as "Obamacare"), but the Supreme … themselves being squeezed by Obamacare's hikes to health insurance … Expansion: Beware of Obamacare 'Gifts' Tax-and-Spend … more

August 2, 2013, MichiganVotes.org Weekly Vote Report

… mandate in the original Obamacare law that would have … federal health care law (Obamacare). Under that law, the … more

Nov. 11 MichiganVotes.org Weekly Roll Call Report

… 693 , Create state "Obamacare exchange:" Passed 25 … spending (including for "Obamacare exchange"): Passed … 95 , Declare "Obamacare" violates Constitution … more

Tax-and-Spend Interests Pushing Medicaid Expansion

… promote an optional state Obamacare Medicaid expansion, … suggesting that, because Obamacare cuts some extra money … governments, and the Obamacare expansion of the program … expansion to persuade Obamacare-shy Republican majorities … more

Careful What You Wish for on Health 'Exchange'

… different: a full-blown Obamacare exchange. The latter … creates will be an Obamacare exchange, even though … not about creating an Obamacare exchange, what s the … Snyder s 'Exchange' an Obamacare Trojan Horse? Why … more

ObamaCare: To Tax or Not to Tax?

… Ann Arbor Firm's ObamaCare Case White … early deadlines in ObamaCare implementation - The … Caller ObamaCare appears more unpopular … Pelosi: ObamaCare allows artists to avoid … more

Final Seven House Republicans Who Backed Obamacare's Medicaid Expansion

Final in a series

… Republicans who voted for Obamacare's Medicaid expansion, four … stage of implementing Obamacare (officially known as … ruling that proclaimed Obamacare was constitutional, … said. "I don't trust Obamacare to do what it promises … more

Michigan Insurance Companies: It's Too Late To Reinstate Old Health Care Plans

President forced to admit his promise couldn't be kept, but insurance companies had already adjusted

… Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) until after the 2014 … their policies to fit Obamacare's significant rules … imminent approach of Obamacare, health insurers began … plans and offering Obamacare-compliant policies … more

More House GOP Reps Who Voted For Key Obamacare Provision

Second in a series

… the implementation of Obamacare. Refusing to expand Medicaid … Michigan would accommodate Obamacare first and then wait … 'Michigan Could Impact Obamacare In Washington' House … Republicans Buckle On Obamacare Medicaid Expansion Michigan … more

Commentary: Obamacare Arrives

… $9.8 million federal Obamacare "exchange" grant. Previous … grant-seeking may further entrench Obamacare, making it harder to … entity. ~~~~~ See also: Obamacare 'Exchange' Oppose of … Market' Obamacare: GOP 'Hostage Taker' Creating … more

Creating Roadblocks to ObamaCare

… also known as ObamaCare could be delayed … purse strings that Obamacare could be thwarted, … more

GOP Controlled Legislature Passes Medicaid Expansion; Headed to Governor for Signature

State Rep.: 'Medicaid does not offer the best option of care for the expanded population'

… implementation of Obamacare, is now headed to Gov. … comfortable about a critical Obamacare implementation measure … Democrats In Passing Obamacare Medicaid Expansion New … more

Obamacare Opponents Need to Show a Way Out

Those who oppose Obamacare talk about delaying, … is a pathway out of Obamacare. Predicting that Obamacare will be a train wreck … insufficient. Even if Obamacare crashed and burned, … more

Medical Freedom Zones

… monumentally destructive Obamacare law, which comes on … rationing on top of them (Obamacare), and no fundamental … more

March 23, 2012, MichiganVotes.org Weekly Roll Call

… Bill 4289 , Lund "Obamacare statement" amendment: … to create a state Obamacare exchange, which would … more

Wisconsin's Alternative Medicaid Plan

Gov. Snyder favors expansion; Wisconsin governor says not so fast

… how to best implement Obamacare mandates . Last … few options regarding Obamacare. At first glance they … either go along with Obamacare or lose out on hundreds … maximize the use of the Obamacare exchanges, which offer … more

Governments Already Impose Hunger Games

… readers characterize Obamacare; green energy mandates; … more

Will the Individual Mandate Sink ObamaCare?

… Mandate The Book on ObamaCare's True Cost State … Lawmakers Map Out New ObamaCare Battles Health … Mandate ObamaCare: To Tax or Not to Tax? more

Hospitals: Careful What You Wish for on Medicaid

New research shows expansion could hurt providers

… firm, suggests the Obamacare Medicaid expansion … to many through the Obamacare exchange). Lewin … 99,100 compared to pre-Obamacare figures, compared to … component of implementing Obamacaremore

Former GOP Spokesman: 'Is Armed Rebellion Now Justified?'

Lansing attorney does not like Supreme Court Obamacare ruling

… Court ruling upholding Obamacare. Matthew Davis … when it comes to the Obamacare ruling. "If government … more

July 18, 2014, Michigan Legislature Roll Call Report

Key votes from 2013-14

Key votes from 2013-14

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Grassroots Obamacare Hearing: The People Speak

… hearing on a state Obamacare exchange before the … creating a state-level Obamacare exchange will give … federal law, meaning Obamacare. Chirs Jurrians … fails to invalidate Obamacare. He pointed out that … more

Small Business Survey: Obamacare Already Killing Jobs

… also: Grassroot Obamacare Hearing: The People … As Americans Await Obamacare, Canadians Wait Longer … Treatment Obamacare Exchange Money Stripped … Commentary: Obamacare Arrives Obamacare … more

Expert: Medicaid Expansion Means Increased Costs For Worse Service

Avik Roy: 'It's not tough to take a billion dollars at the beginning and offload the costs to your successors'

… Medicaid as part of Obamacare, it will mean spending … popularly known as Obamacare), which pushes states … the costs forever. Obamacare promises the federal … effectively shutting it down. Obamacare also limited programs … more

The Certificate of Need 'CON' Job

Regulation increases health care costs 11 percent

… make more noise about Obamacare disruptions, they should … more

Analysis: Michigan Obamacare Implementation Now Illegal

… mandate provision of Obamacare is unconstitutional, … must stop implementing ObamaCare . Cato health … obligations imposed by ObamaCare. Gov. Rick Snyder is … Is it a Lie to Call Obamacare a "Government Takeover" … more

The Book on ObamaCare’s True Cost

… Lawmakers Map Out New ObamaCare Battles Health … Mandate ObamaCare: To Tax or Not to … in Ann Arbor Firm's ObamaCare Case Challenger … more

Wisconsin Official on Health Care Exchange: 'Waiting Is the Prudent Thing to Do'

… is commonly known as Obamacare, states can develop … Capitol Confidential Obamacare Coverage Commentary: … Away Official Calls Obamacare Implementation A … more

ObamaCare Opponents in Michigan Claiming a Legal 'Touchdown'

… Virginia has ruled that ObamaCare the Patient Protection … Two? Creating Roadblocks to ObamaCare Will … Individual Mandate Sink ObamaCare ? The … Mandate The Book on ObamaCare's True Cost State … more

Limbaugh Uproar Overshadows Real Problems With Obamacare

Health policy expert: Focus should be on government designing health care coverage in America

… Tanner, an expert on Obamacare with the Cato Institute. … mandated coverages contained in Obamacare, such as mandatory … children. For example, under Obamacare, a single man would … more

Rejecting Obamacare: Why the Legislature Defunded the State Health Exchange

… instruments for which Obamacare s subsidies will be … constitutionality of Obamacare. Cannon believes … take the blame when Obamacare fails. ~~~~~ See … Reasons to Reject State Obamacare Exchange Obamacare … more

New Medicaid Study: ‘Waivers Are Temporary, Expansion Is Forever’

… that by adopting the Obamacare Medicaid expansion … vote to implement the Obamacare Medicaid expansion … more

Obamacare Exchange Money Stripped From Appropriation Bill

… million for a state Obamacare exchange appear … bill to create a state Obamacare exchange. (For background, … Senators Admit Obamacare Is Unconstitutional , … Satan than voting for Obamacare, so that's the way … more

Texas Joins Push Against Obamacare; Michigan Not

… the Supreme Court s Obamacare ruling are many Republican … Sebelius: In the ObamaCare plan, the federal government … more

Avik Roy Op-Ed in Detroit News

Patients suffer as program becomes more costly

… and Ideas forum on Obamacare and Medicaid held in … Act also known as Obamacare expands eligibility … the worst aspect of Obamacare that half of its expansion … hand, implementing Obamacare's Medicaid expansion … more

Supreme Court Will Decide Obamacare, Legal Experts Split on Predictions

It all comes down to the Commerce Clause

That Obamacare will set a U.S. Supreme … Individual Mandate Sink Obamacare ? Gov. … Snyder s 'Exchange' an Obamacare Trojan Horse? Obamacare: To Tax or Not to Tax? Creating … more

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