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  1. Nov

    Disgraced Obamacare Architect Was Hired to Consult on NC Medicaid Reform

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Healthcare By Brian Balfour | Tagged , , ,

    From WRAL: State Auditor Beth Wood has terminated a contract with MIT economics professor Jonathan Gruber after the health care policy expert came under fire for controversial comments involving how the Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010. ……The auditor's office will end up paying Gruber $100,000 for work that has already been completed. … Months […]

  2. Nov

    Medicaid Expansion in NC Unlikely in 2015

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Healthcare By Brian Balfour | Tagged ,

    Medicaid expansion is likely off the table for 2015, in spite of Gov. McCrory's statements expressing his interest in expanding the program, due to heavy opposition in the state legislature. According to today's N&O: Any plan Gov. Pat McCrory’s administration presents for expanding Medicaid would have a tough time getting through the state legislature. A […]

  3. Nov

    Big Surprise: Crony Obamacare Pads Profits of Insurance Companies

    Posted in Healthcare By Brian Balfour | Tagged , , , ,

    In the wake of the Jonathan Gruber videos that showed the MIT economist and major architect of Obamacare admitting that supporters deceived the public (and insulted voters as "stupid") in order to pass the law, the N&O today publishes a NY Times article that states something else Obamacare opponents have known all along: Obamacare is […]

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    Affordable Care Premiums to Rise 136% in NC

    Posted in Healthcare By Jim Tynen

    A new study shows that under the Affordable Care Act underlying health insurance premiums will be going up an average of 136 percent in North Carolina. That is an average, of course. Also, that doesn't include the subsidies promised to people in North Carolina. But the Supreme Court is now looking at whether Obamacare subsidies […]

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    "Affordable" Care Act: NC Insurance Premiums to Rise by 13% Next Year

    Posted in Healthcare By Brian Balfour | Tagged , , , ,

    In a conference call earlier today Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC discussed projected insurance premiums for 2015. North Carolina's largest health insurer says rates will rise by more than 13 percent on average next year for buyers of individual Affordable Care Act policies. Ouch. But hey, at least "if you like your plan you […]