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The Obamacare ‘Bailout’ Conservatives Don’t Want To Talk About

In a new twist, Republicans in some states that refused to expand Medicaid under the ACA are being forced into their own “government bailout.”
The Obamacare ‘Bailout’ Conservatives Don’t Want To Talk About

Via Moyers & Company:

In recent months, conservative opponents of the Affordable Care Act seized on an issue that they were sure was going to be a big winner for their cause: the “Obamacare bailout.” The Weekly Standard’s Jay Cost wrote that “conservative thought leaders have begun to sound the alarm” about a “bailout [that] could feasibly run into the tens of billions of dollars.”

The narrative was built on two relatively obscure provisions of Obamacare: “risk corridors” and “reinsurance.” The short version is that the law contained provisions which would protect insurers from losses in the early years of t...

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