Half Of Health Spending In The US Is Now Government Spending

US states continue to expand Medicaid, and it’s happening even in so-called “red states.” CNBC, for instance, reports how voters in “red states” Utah, Nebraska, and Idaho all approved ballot issues to expand Medicaid under new Obamacare provisions. Meanwhile, the voters in these states also handed control of state government to Republican governors and legislators.

At the state level at least, the expansion of government healthcare has now become pretty much a given in nearly all states outside of the South….

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What It’s Like To Be A Medicare Enrollee: 4 Economic Lessons From My Last Doctor’s Visit

Patients’ remaining market power would vanish under “Medicare for All.”

The drumbeat continues for “single-payer” health insurance, or “Medicare for All.” How many proponents have first-hand experience with Medicare? How many opponents, for that matter? Economic principles are essential to any rational evaluation of these proposals, but on-the-ground experience helps, too. The following is a short story showing what it’s like to be a Medicare enrollee….

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Trump Administration Rolls Back Obamacare’s Birth Control Rule

The Trump administration will exempt employers from providing insurance coverage for birth control if it conflicts with their religious or moral beliefs, scaling back a rule created under the Obama administration.

The rule, released Wednesday, will take effect in 60 days and will affect between 6,400 and 127,000 women, according to the Trump administration. The religious exemption applies to any type of employer, but the moral exemption doesn’t apply to publicly traded businesses or government entities….

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President Trump Issues New Rule To Protect Americans From Funding Abortions Under Obamacare

The Trump administration today issued a new rule designed to protect Americans from being forced to pay for abortions under Obamacare.

Today the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a new rule directing insurers selling Obamacare plans that cover elective abortion to collect a separate payment from enrollees for that coverage, as required by law. Under the Obama administration, insurers were allowed to collect these payments together in violation of clear statutory language.

In 2018, taxpayer-funded Obamacare insurance plans in 24 states and the District of Columbia are allowed to cover elective abortion with an embedded abortion surcharge. In 10 of those states more than 85 percent of Obamacare plans cover abortion on demand, including seven states where every single Obamacare plan for individuals and families covers elective abortion….

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How The Midterm Results May Affect Your Healthcare

The following article is sponsored by Liberty HealthShare.

With the first Midterm Elections of the Trump presidency behind us, several key issues appear poised to take center stage once the new Congress is seated in January.

These issues range from immigration to taxes, but the one issue that many Americans hold as most relevant to their daily lives is the issue of healthcare. While on the surface healthcare can often be a political issue, in reality, people on both sides of the political spectrum are reaching for the same thing, although often in very different ways. What people on both sides want is an affordable way to get quality healthcare for themselves and their families….

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Trump’s Roaring Economy Proves: Obama-Democrat Big Government – Doesn’t Work

We have two very recent, polar-opposite visual aides on how government should approach policy – so as to elicit private sector growth.

We have Barack Obama’s government-centric, high-tax-and-regulations, government-money-“Stimulus,” Socialism model.

And we have Donald Trump’s private-sector-centric, low-tax-and-regulations, “Let the producers keep their coin and keep producing,” Capitalism model.

The numbers are in – and they ain’t great for Obama and the Demcorats’ Socialism.  Shocker, I know….

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The Fallacy Of ‘Pre-Existing Conditions’

What is a pre-existing condition? This is strictly an insurance term that was created to characterize a particular health condition a person applying for insurance may have. The vast majority of people have pre-existing conditions. They may range from migraine headaches or chronic acne to multiple sclerosis or breast cancer.

Historically, insurance companies went through a process known as underwriting, which meant they assessed the health conditions, current and past, that the applicant experienced. The cost of the insurance policy was based on the perceived risk and exposure of the insurance company. In some cases, the risk was so great that the company declined to insure the applicant. This was a business decision on the part of the insurance company, which felt that it was more likely that it would pay out more money for medical expenditures than it could collect from the applicant in premiums….

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