So the Trump Administration is continuing to sabotage Obamacare.

By |2018-07-09T11:27:20+00:00July 9th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |5 Comments

Yep, that’s still a thing.

Courtesy of Think Progress:

The Trump administration is freezing a critical Affordable Care Act (ACA) insurance payment program that discourages insurers from cherry-picking healthier enrollees by compensating them for sicker ones.

The move could rattle insurance companies at the very moment when they’re deciding whether to continue selling ACA plans and setting premiums for 2019. It’s not immediately clear what this means for ACA enrollees, if anything.

“We were disappointed by the court’s recent ruling. As a result of this litigation, billions of dollars in risk adjustment payments and collections are now on hold,” said the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma in a statement released on Saturday. “CMS has asked the court to reconsider its ruling, and hopes for a prompt resolution that allows CMS to prevent more adverse impacts on Americans who receive their insurance in the individual and small group markets.”

Just in case you were forgetting that the entire reason Donald Trump ran for office was to destroy everything that President Obama had accomplished, this is your reminder.

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  1. Anonymous July 9, 2018 at 4:04 am

    Add another item to the list of impeachable offenses,endandering the health of American citizens.

  2. anonymous July 9, 2018 at 7:07 am

    “‘Listen, you decide.’ Kind of like what McConnell did with the [Merrick Garland] Supreme Court pick.”

    “But if it did come to a subpoena, the next step would be the president saying no,” Wehle continued. “And that could product a contempt citation and then that would certainly go to the courts to determine the extent that the president can thumb his nose at a valid criminal investigation, one that’s consistent with the rule of law.”

    The former assistant U.S. attorney added: “And once the rule of law starts to fall apart, then we’re on the fast track to tyranny, regardless of political party. This is a very high stakes game of chicken right NOW.”

  3. anonymous July 9, 2018 at 8:11 am


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  4. Anonymous July 9, 2018 at 8:34 am

    GOP candidate wants to go to Congress to kick millions off Medicaid

    Troy Balderson, who voted to deny health insurance to 500,000 Ohioans, now wants to take his extreme agenda to Congress.

    Ohio Republican state Sen. Troy Balderson voted to take health insurance away from 500,000 Ohioans — and now he wants to join Speaker of the House Paul Ryan in Congress to try to take health insurance away from millions of Americans.

    Balderson voted for a state budget bill that would have frozen a Medicaid expansion program and caused 500,000 people to lose health insurance, according to numbers released by the office of Republican Gov. John Kasich. Medicaid is a joint effort by the federal and state government to provide access to health insurance to individuals and families in poverty, and to disabled Americans.

    What’s more, Balderson’s vote would have reduced funding to fight the opioid epidemic. According to

    Reducing Medicaid eligibility could cut into the state’s efforts fighting Ohio’s opioid addiction and overdose crisis. Of the $940 million the state spends on those efforts each year, about $650 million is through Medicaid, including $279 million through the expansion.

    Kasich used his line-item veto to reject the effort of Balderson and other Republicans to rip away health care from vulnerable populations. Kasich specifically called out the reduction of funds for the opioid epidemic as one of his reasons for his veto.

    Although his effort to kick half a million Ohioans off of health insurance failed, Balderson now wants to take his extreme agenda to Congress. Balderson is running in a special election to replace former Republican Congressman Pat Tiberi, who announced his resignation last year.

    On Balderson’s campaign website, he expresses his desire to “repeal and replace Obamacare once and for all.” Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and congressional Republicans failed in their earlier attempts to gut the popular Affordable Care Act, but have expressed a desire to try again.

    The Republican bill to repeal Obamacare would have caused more than 23 million Americans to lose health insurance.

    Additionally, Republicans tried to strip protections for individuals with pre-existing conditions. This would force millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions like heart disease, diabetes, or cancer to pay thousands of extra dollars every year to remain insured — if they could even get insurance at all.

    More than 325,000 Ohioans have pre-existing conditions in the district Balderson is vying to represent. By all indications, he would vote to strip every single one of them of their current legal protections against higher health care costs.

    A SuperPAC affiliated with Ryan is spending at least $1 million to try to buy Balderson a seat in Congress and help dismantle the popular health care law.

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