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  • 7 Times John Roberts Was A Leftist Hack

    06/19/2020 7:02:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 69 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 19, 2020 | Kylee Zempel
    John Roberts is a politician — a politician who consistently makes laws, inconsistently applies the Constitution, and can't be voted out of office. Knock, knock. Who’s there? Unelected leftist politicians in robes with lifetime tenure. Turns out, the Supreme Court is a joke, and the punchline is Chief Justice John Roberts.Two high court decisions this week brought that reality into focus, when the George W. Bush-appointed chief sided with leftist justices to say sexual orientation is “sex,” and that the current commander in chief can’t undo unlawful executive action from a past president because of his reasons.Roberts has quite the...
  • Nancy Pelosis Emergency Coronavirus Obamacare Bailout Also Funds Abortion Coverage

    03/24/2020 5:52:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 24, 2020 | Christopher Jacob
    The House speaker not only wants to use the coronavirus pandemic to entrench Obamacare, she wants to make taxpayers fund abortion in the process In the words of her former House colleague Rahm Emanuel, Nancy Pelosi never wants to let a crisis go to waste. The House speaker not only wants to use the coronavirus pandemic to entrench Obamacare, she wants to make taxpayers fund abortion in the process.A recent summary of the legislation Pelosi plans to introduce as an alternative to Senate Republicans stimulus bill laid out the strategy. House Democrats want to force insurers to reopen enrollment in...
  • The Supreme Court will consider Obamacare's constitutionality and the outcome could bring 'total chaos'

    03/03/2020 7:51:23 AM PST · by John W · 78 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | March 2, 2020 | Adriana Belmonte
    The Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal case on the Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly known as Obamacare, that could potentially invalidate the entire law. On Dec. 15, 2018, a Texas judge ruled that Obamacares individual mandate was unconstitutional. Judge Reed OConnor agreed with the plaintiffs who argued that the lack of a penalty invalidated the individual mandate provision of the law, and if that part of the law was now invalid, then the whole law was. Democratic states and the House of Representatives appealed the decision, and the case made it all the way up to the...
  • How Obamacare Rations Care for the Sick

    02/03/2020 1:33:05 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 2, 2020 | Devon Herrick
    When the health reform debate began more than a dozen years ago, most public health advocates touted the need for universal coverage. By the time Congress passed the Affordable Care Act (ACA), however, it had become predicated on also making care accessible for people with pre-existing conditions.  Obamacare allowed people with chronic illnesses to buy health coverage at rates no higher than their healthy neighbors. This feature has always been popular. Americans feel sympathy for those who were penalized for conditions like high blood pressure, high cholesterol and heart disease. Less healthy individuals often paid higher premiums to compensate for...
  • 'We've Upped the Ante.' Why Nancy Pelosi Is Going All in Against Trump (BARF ALERT)

    01/12/2020 3:52:38 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 67 replies
    time.com ^ | 1/9/20 | Molly Ball
    Nancy Pelosi isnt wild about the question. The impeachment of President Donald Trump is under way, and Ive asked the Speaker of the House if she thinks its the most important thing shell ever do. Were sitting in her elegant office in the Capitol, on gold-upholstered armchairs around a low table topped with a vase of hydrangeas. Over her shoulder, the sweeping view of the National Mall is shrouded in wintry clouds. For a long moment, the Speaker goes silent as she seems to compile in her mind the list of accomplishments shed rather claim as her legacy. Apart from...
  • Elizabeth Warren Confirms Her Medicare for All Plan Would Cover Illegal Aliens

    11/09/2019 8:02:35 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 16 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 11/9/2019 | ZACHARY STIEBER
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said that her Medicare for All plan would cover everyone in America, even those in the country illegally, at a town hall on Nov. 8. Speaking in Raleigh, North Carolina, she said that her planwhich would see the government take over the entire healthcare industrywould cover all illegal immigrants in the United States, estimated to be up to 29 million people. We know that you have included undocumented people in your plans to provide Medicare for All, so my question is why did you decide to include people regardless of immigration status, and would this include...
  • Business Ohio insurers deny 20% of Obamacare claims

    04/15/2019 5:55:35 AM PDT · by Pontiac · 20 replies
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | 4/14/19 | Ginger Christ
    As many as one out of five in-network claims made for Ohio patients with Obamacare are denied, according to research by the Kaiser Family Foundation.Obamacare marketplace plans are typically purchased by those who are not insured through work, Medicaid or MedicareInsurers nationwide denied about 19% of all Obamacare claims, just below Ohios average, according to the Kaiser study, which analyzed data from The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for Obamacare providers in 2017. Denial rates across the country ranged from a high of 41% in Kentucky to a low of under 8% in Oregon.In Ohio, denial rates peaked at...
  • Neanderthal healthcare practices crucial to survival

    10/13/2018 2:32:03 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 38 replies
    Eurekalert! ^ | October 4, 2018 | University of York
    "We have evidence of healthcare dating back 1.6 million years ago, but we think it probably goes further back than this. We wanted to investigate whether healthcare in Neanderthals was more than a cultural practice; was it something they just did or was it more fundamental to their strategies for survival? "The high level of injury and recovery from serious conditions, such as a broken leg, suggests that others must have collaborated in their care and helped not only to ease pain, but to fight for their survival in such a way that they could regain health and actively participate...
  • GOP complaint targets Polis investment in medical tourism ( Colorado )

    10/11/2018 11:59:43 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Colorado Politics ^ | October 10, 2018 | Joey Bunch
    A Republican allegation that Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jared Polis invested in a company benefited by his work as a congressman is now a formal complaint. Former Secretary of State Gessler, a GOP candidate for governor in 2014, filed the complaint Tuesday with the Secretary of States Office on behalf of Kristina Cook, a Denver County Republican Party official and conservative radio personality. She and Gessler allege that Polis failed to disclose in his official paperwork that he had invested between $5 million and $25 million in BridgeHealth Medical Inc. This failure to report his interest in BridgeHealth is not a...
  • 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...
  • Botched Obamacare forecasts have CBO on the hot seat

    01/26/2018 11:46:37 AM PST · by Red Badger · 12 replies
    www.washingtontimes.com ^ | Wednesday, January 24, 2018 | By David Sherfinski
    Congress chief scorekeeper said Wednesday it botched some of its original Obamacare estimates, and its employees have to make trade-offs as they confront the heavy workload from lawmakers. Keith Hall, director of the Congressional Budget Office, said they were off in their guess for enrollment in Obamacares exchanges, though he said so were other analysts. Sometimes its really hard to estimate these things, Mr. Hall said Wednesday. Certainly with the exchanges, we were off we werent as far off on things like the actual spending, some other things but everybody else was as well. We can be off...
  • Who Will Be Hit Hardest by Trump's Policies? Trump Voters. (Desperate Media)

    02/06/2017 3:52:18 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 20 replies
    NBC News ^ | February 6, 2017 | Martha C. White
    Donald Trump made it an early priority to dismantle the top domestic and economic achievements of his predecessor's administration, pushing for a repeal of the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare) and eschewing global trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership. But his most ardent supporters might have a surprise coming: Many Americans who would bear the brunt of Trump-administration policies are the same people who chose the GOP candidate for president in November. "I think you're going to get a disproportionate impact on people who supported Donald Trump but maybe don't realize that his policies may end up hurting them instead...
  • The British National Health Service Is in Crisis: What Else Is New?

    01/15/2017 1:56:50 PM PST · by rey · 14 replies
    Liberty law Site ^ | 13 Jan 2017 | Theodore Dalrymple
    One of the most curious political phenomena of the western world is the indestructible affection in which the British hold their National Health Service. No argument, no criticism, no evidence can diminish, let alone destroy, it. The only permissible criticism of it is that the government does not spend enough on it, a meanness (with other peoples money) to which all the services shortcomings are attributable. In effect, the NHS is the national religion. Yet again, however, the NHS is in crisis. The British Red Cross has called the present situation an incipient humanitarian crisis, as if the country were...
  • Make America Sick Again.....(Really Democrats)

    01/04/2017 7:58:14 AM PST · by Dog · 9 replies
    Fox News | Dog
    While awaiting the Democrat press conference on the repeal of Obamacare Fox Business points out the Dems slogan going forward... on a sign at the podium which states MAKE AMERICA SICK AGAIN. Didnt take long to go back to the old 80s DNC playbook.Stay stupid Democrats stay stupid.
  • In 2017, GOP Congress sees mandate to undo Obama's agenda

    12/31/2016 8:54:46 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 31, 2016 11:35 AM EST | Mary Clare Jalonick
    Republicans grip on all levers of power stands as a mandate to the GOP-led Congress, which will move swiftly to try to undo eight years of outgoing President Barack Obamas agenda. With Republican President-elect Donald Trump weeks away from assuming office, GOP lawmakers plan to open the 115th Congress on Tuesday and immediately take steps to repeal Obamas health care law. Beyond that, theyll look at a tax overhaul, reversing Obama-era environmental regulations and other conservative priorities. Republicans will face some obstacles. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says Democrats stand ready to fight vigorously to protect health care and other...
  • Tom Price, Obamacare Critic, Is Trumps Choice for Health Secretary

    11/28/2016 7:04:58 PM PST · by usafa92 · 90 replies
    NY Times ^ | 11/28/2016 | Robert Pear
    WASHINGTON President-elect Donald J. Trump has selected Representative Tom Price, a six-term Republican congressman from Georgia who has led opposition to the Affordable Care Act, to be secretary of health and human services, according to a transition team official. Mr. Price, an orthopedic surgeon, has been a severe critic of the health law, saying it interferes with the ability of patients and doctors to make medical decisions. And he says that events have borne out his warnings. Premiums have gone up, not down, Mr. Price said recently. Many Americans lost the health coverage they were told time and time...
  • With insurers pulling out of markets, some Obamacare users "really nervous"

    11/02/2016 11:04:07 AM PDT · by tekrat · 9 replies
    CBS News ^ | 11/2/2016
    Open enrollment for Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act, begins today. Problems with the law mean consumers could facesignificant rate hikesin some parts of the country. There will also be fewer health plans to choose from. Starting today, the administration will make a major enrollment push -- but that may be a tough sell in states like Tennessee, which has seen premiums spike more than 50 percent, reports CBS News correspondent Margaret Brennan. For songwriter Wendy Jans and her husband, Eric, life was sailing along until health insurer Blue Cross Blue Shield pulled out of the Obamacare market in Nashville.
  • Obamacare premiums to go up by double digits

    10/24/2016 2:22:59 PM PDT · by tekrat · 16 replies
    Star-Telegram / Associated Press ^ | 10/24/2016 | Andrew Harnik
    The Obama administration said Monday premiums for Obamacare will increase by an average of 25 percent next year. The Department of Health and Human Services said each of the 39 states currently served by the federally run online insurance exchanges will experience different price hikes. Three large insurers have decreased participation in the Obamacare marketplace, which will leave one in five consumers with only one insurance plan to chose from.
  • WikiLeaks: Hillary Wants Obamacare to Unravel

    10/18/2016 10:10:14 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 9 replies
    www.lifezette.com ^ | Updated 18 Oct 2016 at 11:00 AM | by Edmund Kozak
    Leaked email suggests Clinton rooting for Affordable Care Act to collapse An email leaked by WikiLeaks Tuesday appears to suggest that Hillary Clinton wants the Affordable Care Act to fail presumably as a pretense for implementing single-payer, government-controlled health care. In a chain between Clinton and her senior policy adviser Ann OLeary titled Memo on Cadillac Tax for HRC, Clinton said shes open to changing her position on the Cadillac Tax but that the Republican plan to repeal it must pass. "Given the politics now w bipartisan support including Schumer, I'll support repeal w 'sense of the Senate'...
  • Next president faces possible ObamaCare meltdown

    08/11/2016 10:45:56 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 67 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 08/11/16 06:02 AM EDT | By Sarah Ferris
    The next president could be dealing with an ObamaCare insurer meltdown in his or her very first month. The incoming administration will take office just as the latest ObamaCare enrollment tally comes in, delivering a potentially crucial verdict about the still-shaky healthcare marketplaces. The fourth ObamaCare signup period begins about one week before Election Day, and it will end about one week before inauguration on Jan. 20. After mounting complaints from big insurers about losing money this year, the results could serve as a kind of judgment day for ObamaCare, experts say. The next open enrollment period is key, said...