Thursday, February 25, 2016

"Hemorrhaging" in Kentucky

"Medicaid is hemorrhaging. It's not bleeding, it's hemorrhaging," [Kentucky Cabinet Secretary] Glisson said. 

Another one bites the dust. Didn't Virginia Dems tout Kentucky's exchange as a world class example of Obamacare at work? Well, in a way, they were right. 

This article from the Lexington Herald-Leader details how the Bluegrass State's healthcare exchange will face a $611 million deficit by the end of next year. 

And the best part? The Secretary in charge of the program actually has no idea how to cover the cost. 

"Glisson could not tell lawmakers how she planned to make up the deficit. She promised to have details next week."

VA GOP Caucus

Thursday, November 19, 2015

The Largest Healthcare Provider

 UnitedHealth Group, Inc. has announced today that they are considering pulling out of Obamacare.

They are expecting losses as high as $500 million on the plans in 2016. It’s almost as if ignoring the economics of legislation and focusing on how good it makes you feel about yourself leads to bad policy…

It has been 5 years. Is patience still supposed to be a virtue?

VA GOP Caucus

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

McAuliffe's Home State Shutters Obamacare Co-op

Regulators in New York announced recently that Health Republic Insurance, the cooperative established to bring Obamacare to the Empire State, must close. The large co-op posted losses of almost $24,000 per day in its first year and a half, totaling $130 million. It also brings the number of failed Obamacare exchanges to 12.There is also the (not-so) small matter of the $265 million government loan to establish the co-op.

Reality is not being kind to Governor Terry McAuliffe. No, just on the heels of failing to grasp the Senate, even as he is preparing his Charge of the Legislative Light Brigade on Medicaid Expansion, Obamacare’s corpse follows him.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The Reporting Period Ends on September 30th

Issues just keep coming up for the McCollum Campaign. There have got to be a lot of furrowed eyebrows at Cox Headquarters right now.

One has to wonder whether Cox will be able to get the balance of their in-kind donations on the books in time...

VA GOP Caucus