President Trump has been threatening to withhold CSR payments, or the cost-sharing reduction payments due to insurance carriers, because he thought Congress would be more willing to pass a replacement plan if Obamacare imploded and withholding what he called “bailouts” to the insurance carriers, was the fastest path to implosion. Fortunately for the insurance carriers… Continue Reading ›

The Kaiser Family Foundation released results from a very interesting poll it conducted this month on the temperature of Americans and healthcare reform. The survey was carried out from August 1st through the 6th, among a random sample of 1,211 Americans over the age of 18 years old, via telephone. Of the 1,211 people surveyed,… Continue Reading ›

Recently we shared that the State of Alaska applied for and was granted permission to essentially become an insurance carrier and help offset the high cost of healthcare for residents that have one of thirty-three different enumerated medical conditions and to spearhead efforts to bring more choice and drive down healthcare costs generally for their… Continue Reading ›

The Senate published more amendments to their Obamacare replacement plan – the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) – yesterday, July 20th, and later that day the CBO announced that it was only as good as their original draft, which still left 22 million more Americans uninsured by 2026 than if Obamacare remained in place. This… Continue Reading ›

The Congressional Budget Office announced their score of the Obamacare Repeal Reconciliation Act yesterday, July 19th, and it is now in last place on the leaderboard. Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, had dismissed the CBO’s published findings of the BCRA – the Senate’s proposed healthcare reform bill – as being inaccurate and stated that they… Continue Reading ›