May 2017

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.”

Add “a few pretty significant amendments” to it, and …

Reality bites.

“We’re very close.”

“When we read about a piece of legislation in your publication for the first time, it’s a problem.”

Newly popular, Obamacare is still losing insurers

John Sexton Apr 06, 2017 1:21 PM

“Anthem is leaning toward exiting a ‘high percentage’ of the 144 rating regions in which it currently participates

Ryan on AHCA: Don’t get your hopes up yet

Ed Morrissey Apr 04, 2017 9:41 PM

“White House is taking the lead this time”?

Mar 2017

Price: You’d better believe Phase 2 is still on

Ed Morrissey Mar 30, 2017 5:21 PM

Rule of law and whim.

“[I]t’s unclear what changes would be made to the GOP’s health bill.”

Not that anyone has the guts to pass it, of course