Enrollment is down, premiums are up. And one major insurer might be pulling out of the exchanges while numerous state-run health insurance co-ops are imploding.
That pretty much sums up the current state of the Affordable Care Act, which is clearly struggling as the new enrollment period draws near. After years of political and legal battles, could simple economics be the ACA's biggest problem?
John Davidson, a health policy fellow at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, joins us on today's podcast to answer that question and others. We take a look at new enrollment projections and promises of massive premium hikes from some of the biggest insurance companies in the land.
Before that, Matt Kittle and Eric Boehm discuss the latest developments in Watchdog's ongoing coverage of the John Doe investigation in Wisconsin. It turns out that the politically-motivated investigation into Wisconsin conservatives nearly had a cross-over with another politically-motivated investigation of conservatives: the one run by Lois Lerner and the Internal Revenue Service.
All that, plus our Picks of the Liter and our Nanny State of the Week, on this edition of the Watchdog Podcast.