Jun 2017

“…a 43% rate increase will drive healthier, younger, and middle-aged individuals out of the market.”

“The government’s price tag would be astonishing.”

“[W]e’ve come to sort of a fork in the road in terms of our inability to service our communities.”

GOP may leave some Obamacare taxes in place

Taylor Millard Jun 15, 2017 8:41 AM

Because keeping taxes in place is such a good idea. Not.

CMS: Obamacare enrollment drops to 10.3 million

John Sexton Jun 12, 2017 7:21 PM

“As of March 15, 2017, 10.3 million individuals had effectuated their coverage…”

“About 45 percent of counties are expected to have one or no insurer in the marketplaces…”

Senate inching closer to ObamaCare-repeal compromise?

Ed Morrissey Jun 09, 2017 12:01 PM

“Inching” being the operative word.

“…a substantial increase in cost for New Yorkers who don’t get help from subsidies under Obamacare.”

Anthem pulls out of Ohio exchange in 2018

John Sexton Jun 06, 2017 5:01 PM

“lack of overall predictability simply does not provide a sustainable path forward”

House bill “dead on arrival.”

May 2017

“You can’t repeal it in its entirety.”

“He’s still learning how to be president.”

“…they may first take action to stabilize premium costs in Obamacare’s insurance-purchasing exchanges in 2018 and 2019.”

CBO: New version of AHCA still reduces deficit

Ed Morrissey May 24, 2017 7:41 PM

Good news/bad news.

“data shows average premiums were 105% higher in 2017 than in 2013…”

“We have a responsibility to our members and the greater community to remain stable and secure…”

“there is tremendous uncertainty in how such a system would be developed…”

“While another delay would stop short of imploding the markets, it still undermines the exchanges…”

Right or privilege? A beauty of a trick question

Ed Morrissey May 20, 2017 11:31 AM


“The main driver of the rate change is the increasing cost of medical care.”

“I am privileged to have health care.”

“You know if I ever stop wanting to pay the subsidies, which I will.”

“Our individual Commercial products lost nearly $700 million between 2014 and 2016…”

Connecticut insurer requests rate increase of 34%

John Sexton May 09, 2017 2:41 PM

“The state’s health insurers are asking for sizeable rate increases…”

When they go low, we go six feet under.

Obama urges ‘courage’ in defense of Obamacare

John Sexton May 08, 2017 1:01 PM

“courage means not simply doing what is simply politically expedient…”

A lot of libertarians hate Trump/Ryancare

Taylor Millard May 07, 2017 6:31 PM

It’s really, really bad…

“Look, and whose fault is this?”

“If you want to have a press conference, go ahead.”

“The factors that I have described to you today lead to instability and to a spiral…”

Hurry up and wait.

“I feel great about the count.”

Aetna pulls out of Virginia Obamacare market

John Sexton May 03, 2017 9:21 PM

“…won’t participate in the state’s individual market…in 2018.”

“…our ability to stay in the Iowa insurance market in any capacity is in question at this point.”

“We continue to evaluate our footprint with a view towards significantly reducing our exposure…”

Apr 2017

House Majority Leader: Er, about that AHCA vote …

Ed Morrissey Apr 28, 2017 8:41 AM

“Did I ever say we were going to vote on health care?”

“If I vote for this healthcare bill, it will be the end of my career.”

“…we’re not doing that.”