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UnitedHealth May Quit Obamacare in Blow to Health Law - Bloomberg Business

The biggest U.S. health insurer is considering pulling out of Obamacare as it loses hundreds of millions of dollars on the program, casting a pall over President Barack Obama’s signature domestic policy achievement.

UnitedHealth Group Inc. has scaled back marketing efforts for plans sold to individuals this year and may quit the business entirely in 2017. It’s an abrupt shift from October, when the health insurer said it was planning to sell coverage through the Affordable Care Act in 11 more states next year, bringing its total to 34. The company also cut its 2015 earnings forecast.


Obamacare's "Cheap" Plans Really Aren't That Affordable Anymore -- The Motley Fool

According to, which examined the more than three dozen states that rely on to handle their marketplace exchange, the prices of the cheapest plans on the market (bronze plans), which cover 60% of qualifying medical expenses and also boast the highest deductibles, are slated to rise by 11% in 2016. Bronze plan deductibles are also rising by 11% to an average of $5,731. found that silver plans' prices are set to rise nationally by 10%, with average deductibles growing by 6% to $3,117.


Cornell Study Shows No Correlation Between Junk Food and High BMI - Fortune

According to a study by Cornell.

Soda and sweets aren’t making Americans fat. In fact, underweight Americans consume more junk food than those who are morbidly obese.

In a new study in the journal Obesity Science & Practice, Cornell professors analyzed the food intake of about 6,000 people, according to MarketWatch. The study found that consuming more fast food, candy and soda was not correlated with higher body mass indexes—“While a diet of chocolate bars and cheeseburgers washed down with a Coke is inadvisable from a nutritional standpoint, these foods are not likely to be a leading cause of obesity.”

The trick, the professors say, is portion control.


Supreme Court to hear new challenge to Obamacare -

Washington (CNN)The Supreme Court announced on Friday that it would take up a challenge from religious non-profit groups -- including the Little Sisters of the Poor-- to the Affordable Care Act and the requirement that group health plans provide a full range of contraceptive coverage to women at no cost.

It will be the fourth time the Supreme Court has heard a challenge to the signature legislative achievement of the Obama administration, and the second case challenging the contraception mandate. In 2014, the court ruled in favor of closely held for-profit companies like Hobby Lobby that objected to providing certain contraceptives.


Arguments are expected to occur during the March sitting. A decision would likely come in June of next year, right in the middle of the presidential campaign.


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Collapsing Obamacare Co-ops Signal Big Trouble to Come - Yahoo Finance

A key piece of the Obama administration’s plan to control the health insurance market is in a state of collapse. With it will go the philosophical underpinning of big government solutions to private-sector problems--and that will pose a core question for voters in the upcoming national elections.


More than half of Obamacare co-ops go belly up - Washington Times

More than half of Obamacare’s nonprofit co-op plans have now failed, prompting House Republicans Tuesday to label the program a disaster that is fleecing taxpayers out of billions.

Consumers Mutual Insurance of Michigan posted notice that it would not sell plans for 2016, making it the 12th of Obamacare’s initial 23 co-ops to close shop, despite early hopes the program would create competition and slash prices under President Obama’s signature overhaul.