Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Health Care

Econ Comments & Analysis                                                                                            
Real Clear Markets | One Year After the ACA, Healthcare That Is Less Affordable and Accessible
Last month the White House proudly announced that after completing the first year of Affordable Care Act (ACA) implementation the number of uninsured Americans is at historic lows-11.3% in the second quarter of 2014, down from 14.4% the year before. Over 10 million people enrolled for health insurance through Medicaid or an insurance exchange. But signing up for insurance does not equal access. Healthcare has to be available and affordable. The ACA did not achieve these goals in 2014 and 2015 will be worse.
Forbes | Medicare Part D Rebates Will Hurt More Than Help
It’s no great secret that America needs to get its fiscal house in order.
Bloomberg | Obamacare's Long-Term Prognosis
Compared to last year, Obamacare's 2015 open enrollment is a boring story -- no spectacular IT failures, no politically charged policy cancellations. And as Obamacare wends to the end of its second open-enrollment period, it would seem that we should know more about the shape of the final program. What have we learned so far?