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CA Obamacare implementation registers Dem voters

This is Part 2 of a two-part series. Part 1 is here. As I explained in Part 1 of this series, one of the biggest features of Covered California, the state’s new health benefit exchange, is how it was set

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CA Obamacare implementation funds activist groups

This is Part 1 of a two-part series. As California continues taking the lead in implementing Obamacare, officially called the Affordable Care Act, the state’s health care insurance “exchanges” are expected to serve as a model for exchanges in other states. The

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Yeah, sure, CA is going to love Obamacare

There has been a striking lack of common sense among advocates of Obamacare. First example: It was completely predictable that allowing companies to not provide health insurance to employees who worked less than 30 hours a week would lead companies

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NBC discovers Obamacare is bad for biz 4

CalWatchdog has done more than 50 stories about Obamacare and the Affordable Care Act since just Januray 1, 2013, warning about the detrimental impacts the law will have on businesses, business owners, and employees. NBC News published a story Wednesday announcing what the rest of

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State Dems eager to implement Obamacare train wreck

The wheels may be starting to come off the Obamacare train as it rolls out nationally. But California Democrats are more interested in greasing the skids than preventing what critics fear will be a train wreck. SB 639, by Sen.

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Covered CA Director abruptly resigns

Only 24 hours after meeting with small business owners at an early morning coffee arranged by state Sen. Bill Monning, D-Carmel, Covered California’s Sales Director Michael Lujan resigned. Insurance agents liked him because he was responsive to industry questions and

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More big (and ignored) problems with CA version of Obamacare 1

June 13, 2013 By Chris Reed California’s mainstream media is for the most part promoting Covered California’s spin that its implementation of Obamacare come Jan. 1 is going splendidly, and that insurance rates will be less than expected. Thankfully, smart

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State can offload retiree health costs on Obamacare 0

June 8, 2013 By Chris Reed One of the best reasons to snort with derision over Gov. Jerry Brown’s claim to have whipped the state budget into shape is his decision to simply ignore the crisis posed by cost of

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Empire-building drives dishonest spin from Covered California 2

June 7, 2013 By Chris Reed Cato’s Michael Cannon has been a tremendous source of common-sense analysis of Obamacare for years. In a recent commentary on why Covered California would put out such a mendacious and dishonest account of Obamacare’s

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CA and Obamacare: Media offer happy talk, not analysis 13

May 31, 2013 By Chris Reed Last week, when the California agency that has the lead role in implementing Obamacare announced the rate structure for various insurance plans to be offered beginning Jan. 1, 2014, the media jumped to a

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