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  • Uninsured Rate Stays Flat at Nearly 30 Million

    05/22/2018 5:37:28 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 12 replies
    MedPage ^ | 5-22-2018 | Joyce Frieden
    A total of 29.3 million Americans (9.1%) were uninsured in 2017 -- not a big change from 2016, but down by 19.3 million from 2010, the year the Affordable Care Act (ACA) became law, a government survey found. Among ethnic groups, Hispanic adults made up the large percentage of the uninsured, at 27.2%, followed by black at 14.1%, non-Hispanic whites at 8.5%, and Asians at 7.6%. All four of these groups had significant drops in their uninsured populations from 2013 through 2017, the survey found. Of those adults under age 65 with private health insurance, 3.7% were covered by plans...
  • How Trump Can Dismantle Obamacare Without Congress

    05/21/2018 5:56:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 21, 2018 | Justin Haskins
    After more than eight years of promising to end Obamacare, Republicans in Congress—despite having control of both the House and Senate—have failed to stop this disastrous health care law. But thanks to an important provision Republicans included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act when they passed the law in December 2017, the Trump administration may soon have an opportunity to end Obamacare without Congress, which might force Republican congressmen to finally get their act together and pass health care legislation that would empower states and local governments and free health care markets from costly federal government mandates. As I have...
  • With the individual mandate dead, the rest of Obamacare is unconstitutional.........

    05/19/2018 1:19:57 PM PDT · by caww · 22 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 5/19/2018 | Justin Haskins
    The only basis for the mandate’s constitutionality, according to Roberts, is that it’s a tax — not a fine, penalty, or anything else... This is a vital point, because when Republicans passed their tax reform legislation in December 2017, they included a provision in the law that lowers the individual mandate penalty to $0 beginning in January 2019, effectively eliminating any hope the individual mandate could still be considered a “tax.” .....even if the remaining provisions can operate as Congress designed them to operate, the Court must determine if Congress would have enacted them standing alone and without the unconstitutional...
  • Thanks to Republican Tax Cuts, Obamacare is No Longer Constitutional

    In one of its most controversial decisions, the Supreme Court in 2012 upheld the constitutionality of a provision in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) mandating individuals purchase qualifying health insurance or else pay a fine, with Chief Justice John Roberts casting the deciding vote in favor of the law. However, nearly six years later, a provision included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, passed mostly along party lines in December 2017, may soon force Roberts to reevaluate his decision, potentially ending the health care law without a single vote being cast in Congress.In Roberts’ majority opinion, which saved the...
  • Flashback: Will This Man Take Down Donald Trump? (Schneiderman article from 2/2017)

    05/07/2018 8:03:59 PM PDT · by FreedomPoster · 32 replies
    Politico ^ | February 03, 2017 | DAVID FREEDLANDER
    “I like you. You and me, we’re going to be best friends.” It is early January, and Eric Schneiderman is sitting in his 25th-floor office above Lower Manhattan, doing his best Donald Trump impression, puckering his lips into a duck face, scrunching up his nose and lowering his voice into something that resembles the president’s outer-borough growl. Schneiderman is recalling his meeting with Trump in 2010. Back then, Schneiderman was running for attorney general of New York, and Trump was still in his pre-birther, reality TV host phase. Trump had donated money to one of Schneiderman’s opponents in the Democratic...
  • Odd Connections: CGI, Stanley Inc, Analysis Corp, John Brennan

    10/23/2013 5:50:03 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 35 replies
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    He is an odd list of connections: CGI, the designer of the Obamacare website and computer system, is the parent company of Stanley, Inc., whose employees (2) along with an employee of Analyst Corp, were investigated for the State Department passport breaches involving said passports of Hillary Clinton, John McCain, and Barrack Obama. The Analyst Corp employee, one Leiutenant (his name, not rank) Quarles Harris, was reprimanded but not fired. Analyst Corp is a small company of approximately 100 employees at that time. It's CEO was at that time John Brennan, now Director of the CIA. As an side note,...
  • Republicans propose billions in new Obamacare funding

    03/19/2018 8:26:52 PM PDT · by Drago · 68 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 03-19-2018 | Kimberly Leonard
    Congressional Republicans unveiled legislation on Monday that would funnel billions of dollars to Obamacare markets, and hope the provision can be attached to the long-term government spending that's due Friday. The new bill would fund insurer payments known as cost-sharing reduction payments for three years, and offer $30 billion in reinsurance funds distributed evenly for three years...
  • How Medicaid Expansion Can Pay For Itself

    03/19/2018 10:24:28 AM PDT · by spintreebob · 24 replies
    Forbes ^ | 3-18-18 | Bruce Japsen
    As more states consider expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, along comes another independent study showing increased government insurance for low-income Americans pays for itself. Take the state of Montana, which expanded Medicaid in 2016 to more than 90,000 people. A study out this month from the University of Montana’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research shows the expansion of Medicaid generates a half-trillion dollars a year in healthcare spending. Of that, 70%, or $350 million to $400 million, is “new money circulating in Montana’s economy.” Beginning this year, states gradually began to pick up some costs, but the...
  • Obamacare Medicaid Scandal: 21,904 Truly Needy People Died Waiting Behind 13 Mil Able-Bodied Adults

    03/07/2018 11:30:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 03/07/2018 | BY TYLER O'NEIL
    At least 21,000 needy people have died while waiting for Medicaid coverage, while 13 million able-bodied adults received Medicaid coverage in states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, an explosive new study revealed Tuesday. At least 247,295 people are currently on waiting lists to enroll in Medicaid. The study, published by the Foundation for Government Accountability, revealed that when Obamacare enabled states to vastly expand Medicaid, it resulted in mismanagement, depriving the most needy and rewarding the able-bodied. "This really is a tragedy. Medicaid was designed as a safety net for the truly needy....
  • Poll: Nearly 4 in 5 Republicans Oppose Obamacare

    03/01/2018 4:42:51 PM PST · by Cheerio · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Mar 2018 | Sean Moran
    A new poll conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation reveals that nearly four in five Republicans oppose Obamacare. The Kaiser poll found that 78 percent of Republicans oppose Obamacare, while 83 percent of Democrats support the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Fifty-five percent of Americans say they support the 2010 healthcare law, while 48 percent of Americans oppose the ACA. The survey arose right after Republicans managed to repeal Obamacare’s individual mandate through the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Forty percent of those polled were unaware that the individual mandate was repealed. Twenty-two percent of voters suggested that the rising cost...
  • BANKRUPTCY COURT RULES ACA SHARED RESPONSIBILITY PAYMENT IS NOT ENTITLED TO IRS PRIORITY TREATMENT

    02/28/2018 9:21:35 AM PST · by texas booster · 24 replies
    Government Printing House ^ | 02/09/2018 | IRS
    Court case: Chesteen v. U.S. (Bankr. E.D. La., No. 17-11472 Section “B” Chapter 13, 2/9/18)A U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana ruled that a taxpayer’s $695 shared responsibility payment under the ACA individual mandate is more properly characterized as a penalty, not a tax, and as such is not entitled to priority treatment under the Bankruptcy Code. Background. John D. Chesteen, Jr. filed for relief under Chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code on June 8, 2017. His amended priority claim was $5,100.10, based on amounts he owed the IRS for 2015 and 2016. After several amendments to...
  • Donald Trump attacks the UK's health service, and Britain hits back

    02/05/2018 11:59:26 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 17 replies
    cnn.com ^ | February 6, 2018 | James Masters
    Donald Trump's habit of testing the US relationship with Britain took a new turn Monday when he attacked the UK's National Health Service, claiming it is "going broke and not working." The US President hit out on Twitter minutes after a segment aired on Fox News that highlighted winter strains on the UK health care system. Trump accused Democrats of pushing a similar universal health care system for the US." The Democrats are pushing for Universal HealthCare while thousands of people are marching in the UK because their U system is going broke and not working. Dems want to greatly...
  • Mumbai: Man Dies After Being Sucked Into MRI Machine; Doctor, Ward Boy Arrested

    01/29/2018 11:27:38 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    Indian ^ | January 29, 2018
    The death highlights a major issue civic-run hospitals have — patients’ relatives have to conduct work meant for hospital’s class II and III employees.A 32-year-old man died at BYL Nair Municipal Hospital in Mumbai on Saturday night after he was reportedly sucked into a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine while holding a metallic oxygen cylinder in his hand. Three people, including a doctor, have been arrested. Rajesh Maruti Maru (32) had accompanied his sister’s mother-in-law, Laxmibai Solanki, to the hospital’s MRI section for a test. Around 8.30 pm, he reportedly got trapped with a leaking oxygen cylinder inside the MRI...
  • Preventive Care Saves Money? Sorry, It’s Too Good to Be True

    01/29/2018 8:58:00 AM PST · by spintreebob · 25 replies
    NYT ^ | 1/29/2018 | Aaron E. Carroll
    The idea that spending more on preventive care will reduce overall health care spending is widely believed and often promoted as a reason to support reform. It’s thought that too many people with chronic illnesses wait until they are truly ill before seeking care, often in emergency rooms, where it costs more. It should follow then that treating diseases earlier, or screening for them before they become more serious, would wind up saving money in the long run. Unfortunately, almost none of this is true. Let’s begin with emergency rooms, which many people believed would get less use after passage...
  • (Vanity) Zero doubt anymore Roberts was Blackmailed into Obamacare?

    01/20/2018 4:21:12 PM PST · by DAC21 · 71 replies
    My Gut | 1/20/18 | DAC21
    With what is starting to leak on Russiagate it was child's play to pull off backing Roberts into a corner with Obama's Gestapo Agencies. Most likely his Adopted Irish Kids by way of South America did him in. Obama's Fascist Agencies knew what was in Roberts morning stool let alone his bogus Adoption papers.
  • Health Insurance Premiums Rising as High as 265% in Virginia This Year

    01/06/2018 4:50:51 PM PST · by motoman · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Jan 1, 2018 | Nicholas Ballasy
    WASHINGTON – Health insurance premiums in Virginia’s individual marketplace are set to rise as high as 265 percent in this new year. According to the Virginia State Corporation Commission’s Affordable Care Act filing data, the maximum allowable premium hike for Optima Health Plan customers is 265.5 percent, which represents the largest increases in the Virginia individual market next year. Some Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company health plans on the individual market are set to rise 168.6 percent in 2018.
  • Obamacare Helped More Americans Spot Cancer Early

    12/22/2017 10:28:51 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 32 replies
    Health Day ^ | Dec. 21, 2017 | Dennis Thompson
    THURSDAY, Dec. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Obamacare has likely saved lives by increasing the number of cancers caught at an early stage, a new study suggests. States that participate in the Affordable Care Act's expansion of Medicaid have experienced an increase in overall cancer diagnoses, particularly early stage diagnoses, compared with states that rejected expansion, researchers found. "It's been well-established that catching cancer in its early phases increases the likelihood of successful treatment and reduces the chances of death," said lead researcher Aparna Soni. "We found that states that participated in Medicaid expansion experienced much greater increases in cancer...
  • Mitch McConnell: Senate will 'move on' from Obamacare repeal in 2018

    12/21/2017 10:41:42 PM PST · by fluorescence · 16 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec 21, 2017, 3:00 PM | Robert King
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday the Senate is unlikely to pursue a repeal and replacement of Obamacare next year, bowing to the reality of a narrower Republican majority in 2018. McConnell said on NPR on Thursday that the Senate was unable to repeal and replace Obamacare with a 52-48 majority earlier this year, and indicated it will be even tougher with one less Republican. Democrat Doug Jones won an upset victory against Republican Roy Moore in Alabama this month, narrowing the GOP margin even more in the upper chamber. "We'll have to take a look at what that...
  • Nearly 9 million people signed up for ObamaCare

    12/21/2017 11:59:49 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/21/2017 | Nathaniel Weixel
    Nearly 9 million people signed up for coverage through the federal ObamaCare exchanges, according to a top administration official. Last year, 9.2 million people signed up for coverage during an open enrollment period that was twice as long. Approximately 8.8 million people enrolled during the six week open enrollment period, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid administrator Seema Verma tweeted Thursday.
  • As Trump Ends Obamacare Mandate, California May Impose Its Own

    12/20/2017 3:57:17 PM PST · by bkopto · 68 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/20/2017 | chriss street
    California’s Democrat-controlled legislature is considering a state version of Obamacare’s individual mandate to replace the one killed by President Trump’s new tax reform bill. State Senator and Chair of the Senate Health Committee Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina) told the San Francisco Chronicle that the tax reform that passed both houses of Congress this week, which would eliminate the penalty for not buying health insurance, is projected to result in 1.7 million fewer Californians having health insurance over the next decade. Hernandez claimed that, “All options are on the table if federal enforcement of the individual mandate ends.” The State of...