Iowa’s only ObamaCare insurer is looking for a 57 percent rate increase, that’s 13 percent more than they asked for just two months earlier.
Iowa’s Medica sent a letter to its customers explaining it was seeking a 43.5 percent rate hike, affecting about 14,000 Iowans. The company spelled out the steep premium increases but offered customers assurances that federal subsidies would shield most them from forking over thousands more a year.
Since then, however, Medica has revised the proposed hike to 57 percent, citing uncertainties over federal health care (tax payer paid) subsidies.
Medica is hardly the only insurer seeking a big rate hike; many are looking for double-digit increases next year.
Several big-name insurers like Humana, UnitedHealth Group and Anthem have bolted from some states altogether, while others like Medica are trying to protect their profits by passing on the cost to their customers and taxpayers who cover premium subsidies.
In states where big insurers are staying – like Idaho, West Virginia, South Carolina and Wyoming – some companies are looking to hike premiums by 30 percent or more for ObamaCare plans in 2018.
Mega Leaks President Trump’s administration, the White House is infested with D.C. Swamp Snakes. Some are left overs from Obama’s administration and some have followed the President in to the White House.
Transcripts of two heated phone calls President Trump held with foreign leaders have leaked into the news media headlines.
The Washington Post reported, based on those leaked documents, that Trump pressured Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on Jan. 27 to stop publicly saying his government would not pay for a border wall. The report also aired new details over the president’s infamously tense phone call the next day with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
Both phone calls were widely reported in February, in one of the first major leaks out of the Trump administration. The Washington Post claimed to have obtained the full transcripts, which reportedly were “produced by White House staff” and based on records kept by White House note-takers.
A report written by Republicans on the Senate’s homeland security panel warned that the Trump administration faced an “alarming” amount of media leaks that posed a potential threat to national security. The report titled “State Secrets: How and Avalanche of Media Leaks is Harming National Security,” estimated the Trump administration has had about one leak per day.
Woman with third-degree burns warns against using essential oils. Depending on the type, the oils are thought to reduce stress, improve mood, and increase concentration, among other touted benefits.
One woman saw a dramatically different effect after oiling up during a hot yoga class, she got third-degree chemical burns. Irritation where I applied the oil. Initially I thought it was a reaction to a new laundry detergent, she writes. “Well over the next couple of days, I developed nasty blisters due to a chemical burn.”
Senate Democrats threaten government shutdown amid Trump budget.
Democrats said they will block any attempts to include President Trump’s proposed border wall or other “far-right” agenda items in the spending package expected to be announced this week. And, they said, they are not opposed to shutting down the government.
Democrats warning letter, written by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and other top Senate Democrats, was addressed to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. It warned against funding the U.S. / Mexico border wall and other “poison pills” that could be hidden in the budget plan such as defunding Planned Parenthood, rolling back environmental regulations and allocating additional funding to the Pentagon.
Tax Payers put Democrats and Republicans on notice.
We the people will demand that any government employee, public servant that refuses to report for work as usual and do his/her duty, to do their job while bureaucrats wrangle and fight out the new budget will be ‘Fired’ and forever be barred from being employed by the federal government.
Shree Chauhan attacking Press Secretary Shen Spicer was raciest in nature and and totally unacceptable not based in facts or truth.
Shree Chauhan called Mr. Spicer a fascist, accused him of concluding with Russia and destroying our country. Chauhan said ‘ Mr. Spicer he was a “criminal” and if he had “committed treason too, just like the president.”
Chauhan’s actions and words are those of an ignorant liber democrat that doesn’t have a clue about seeing, knowing or speaking the truth. Chauhan’s actions are the actions of a mentally unstable person.
Congressional Republicans released their formal plan for replacing Obamacare.
House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden, R-Oregon said “After years of Obamacare broken promises, House Republicans today took an important step.
“We’ve spent the last eight years listening to folks across this country, and today we’re proud to put forth a plan that reflects eight years’ worth of those conversations with families, patients, and doctors. Simply put, we have a Better Way to deliver solutions that puts patients not bureaucrats first, and we are moving forward united in our efforts to rescue the American people from the mess Obamacare has created.
With today’s legislation, we return power back to the states strengthening Medicaid and prioritizing our nation’s most vulnerable. We provide the American people with what they’ve asked for, greater choice, lower cost, and flexibility to choose the plan that best suits their needs.”
Take a close look. The American Ding-Bat will disappear into it’s cave and won’t be seen again for 8 years.