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  • Video: The Obamacare Mess Explained in One Sentence

    09/14/2012 5:28:51 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 13 replies
    Townhall ^ | September 13, 2012 | Guy Benson
    This puppy's going viral, so we might as well hop aboard the train and toot the horn a few times. Here's medical doctor and Illinois State Senate candidate Barbara Bellar summarizing the president's unpopular healthcare law in a single, tortured sentence: (Video at link) The transcript, via Ed Morrissey: So, let me get this straight. This is a long sentence. We’re going to be gifted with a healthcare plan that we’re forced to purchase and fined if we don’t, which purportedly covers at least 10 million more people without adding a single doctor but provides for 16,000 new IRS agents,...
  • Rise in Health-Care Premiums Outpacing Inflation, Wages (As predicted, Obamacare a dismal failure)

    09/11/2012 10:55:01 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 12 replies
    fox news ^ | 9/11/2012 | reuters
    U.S. health insurance premiums have climbed faster than wages and inflation this year, and look poised to accelerate in 2013, adding to voter concerns about soaring healthcare costs ahead of November elections for the White House and Congress. A study released on Tuesday showed that premiums for employer-sponsored health plans, which cover about 149 million Americans, grew a modest 4 percent to $15,745 in 2012. It was a substantially slower rate of growth than in past years, including 2011, when premiums jumped 9 percent. But the study's authors at the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation and the Health Research and Educational...
  • Welch Allyn job cuts are related to new tax mandated by health care law

    09/11/2012 4:36:51 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 26 replies
    The Post Standard, Syracuse, New York ^ | Published: Monday, September 10, 2012, 4:47 PM | By Charley Hannagan
    Skaneatles Falls, NY -- Welch Allyn told employees at companywide meetings this morning that it plans to cut 275 jobs, or about 10 percent of its worldwide workforce. The uncertainty surrounding the future of the Obama health care package is creating turmoil in the domestic market, [Chief Executive Steve Meyer] said. Hospitals and doctor offices aren't investing in new equipment until they see how the health care issues will play out, Meyer said. Welch Allyn and other medical device makers face a new federal tax hike come January when a new 2.3 percent tax on sales of medical devices called...
  • Video: ObamaCare diagnosed in one sentence (Must See)

    09/10/2012 9:59:55 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 15 replies
    HotAir ^ | 09/10/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Note to amateur grammarians: Don’t try to diagram this sentence at home. Via Andrew Malcolm, a physician running for the Illinois State Senate sums up ObamaCare in one sentence — one very long sentence, but still just one. Dr. Barbara Bellar brought down the house at a Romney event in August with this perspective-setting description of the Affordable Care Act, which already has over 340,000 views but which I’ve just seen for the first time: gainst my better judgment, I decided to transcribe this video: So, let me get this straight. This is a long sentence. We’re going to be...
  • Student health care costs set to soar at private North Carolina college due to ObamaCare

    08/27/2012 1:10:58 PM PDT · by oliverdarcy · 9 replies
    Guilford College in North Carolina is poised to raise the prices they charge students for health insurance by 75 percent as a direct result of the implementation of President Obama’s landmark healthcare legislation, administrators told Campus Reform late last week. The price for university provided health care is expected to rise from $668 to $1,179 for the 2012-2013 school year, Greg Bursavich, who is the Vice President for Finance at Guilford College, told students in a letter late last month. “Our student health insurance policy premium has been substantially increased due to changes required by federal regulations issued on March...
  • Dems’ Medicare lie (Obama increases chances that seniors will die of a heart attack)

    08/21/2012 4:20:48 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 6 replies
    ny post ^ | 8/21/2012 | Betsy McCaughey
    President Obama is criss-crossing the country, warning that Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan would “end Medicare as we know it.” Attention, New York’s 3 million seniors: Don’t be fooled. It’s the Obama health law that destroyed Medicare, though the impact will not be felt for another year or more. Scientific evidence indicates that the changes made by ObamaCare will shorten the lives of some elderly hospital patients and make it hard for Medicare enrollees to get treated. The only thing left of Medicare is the membership card. ObamaCare cuts future funding for Medicare by over half a trillion dollars in...
  • Obamacare’s unpopularity blunts Obama’s attacks on Romney-Ryan Medicare plans

    08/19/2012 1:53:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    Mimai Herald ^ | August 18, 2012 | Marc Caputo
    Obamacare was supposed to be President Barack Obama’s legacy. But it’s looking like a political millstone. The mammoth and unpopular health insurance overhaul weighed down Democrats in 2010 when Republicans helped turn seniors to their side. ....“This could cost us the election,”...the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s political director wrote in a fundraising email last week. “We have to get the facts out to voters immediately.” .....Right now, Romney might be winning the public-relations war in Florida, according to a poll from Rasmussen Reports,.... Asked which plan “scares you more,” the poll found 54 percent of Florida seniors said Obamacare, while...
  • CBO: 30 Million Will Remain Uninsured Under Obamacare

    08/08/2012 5:15:07 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 19 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 8, 2012 | Patrick Burke
    A new Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report says that under the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare, 30 million non-elderly Americans will remain without health insurance in 2022. One of the main arguments the Obama administration made for passing the Affordable Care Act was that it would provide coverage for the uninsured.
  • Obamacare: The Road to Repeal Starts in the States

    08/07/2012 2:46:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | August 7, 2012 | Michael F. Cannon
    States that have refused to implement the Obama health law have already blocked $80 billion of its new deficit spending. If more states follow suit, they can block the other $1.6 trillion and force Congress to repeal the law. The law relies on states to implement two of its most essential pieces: health-insurance "exchanges" and a vast expansion of Medicaid. Exchanges are government agencies through which the law channels $800 billion to private health-insurance companies.The Medicaid expansion adds another $900 billion to the federal debt, with private insurers again taking a slice. States are under no obligation either to implement...
  • Worries grow as healthcare firms send jobs overseas (outsourcer-in-chief alert!)

    07/25/2012 3:21:08 PM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 7/25/2012 | Don Lee
    After years of shipping data-processing, accounting and other back-office work abroad, some healthcare companies are starting to shift clinical services and decision-making on medical care overseas, primarily to India and the Philippines. Some of the jobs being sent abroad include so-called pre-service nursing, where nurses at insurance firms, for example, help assess patient needs and determine treatment methods. Outsourcing such tasks goes beyond earlier steps by healthcare firms to farm out reading of X-rays and other diagnostic tests to health professionals overseas. Those previous efforts were often done out of necessity, to meet overnight demands, for instance. But the latest...
  • House GOP Leaders Indicate They Will Fund Implementation of Obamacare (No Cojones)

    07/25/2012 6:56:54 AM PDT · by Robert Drobot · 36 replies ^ | A.D. 24 July 2012 | Elizabeth Harrington and Jon Street
    ( –When asked whether the House Republicans would permit or not permit funding for Obamacare in whatever legislation is enacted to fund the government after Sept. 30--when the current funding legislation runs out--House Speaker John Boehner responded that "our goal would be to make sure the government is funded," thus indicating that House Republicans do plan to fund implementation of Obamacare past Sept. 30. Unless a special provision is put into the bill to fund the government past Sept. 30 that expressly prohibits funding specifically for the Obamacare regulation that requires health-care plans to cover, without cost-sharing, sterilizations, artificial contraceptives...
  • Examiner Editorial: Obamacare will provide less at greater cost

    07/24/2012 5:43:38 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    "To say that the Individual Mandate merely imposes a tax is not to interpret the statute but to rewrite it," Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote in her dissent to the Supreme Court's June health care ruling. She attacked Chief Justice John Roberts' Obamacare decision, noting, "Judicial tax-writing is particularly troubling." We have found a rare point of agreement here with Justice Ginsburg. No court, especially not the Supreme Court, should impose new taxes on the American people. By choosing to rewrite Obamacare, Chief Justice Roberts has done exactly that. Yesterday, the Congressional Budget Office released a new cost estimate for...
  • The Mandate After the Court [Roberts’s decision may end up killing Obamacare after all]

    07/16/2012 4:00:08 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | 16 July 2012 | James C. Capretta & Yuval Levin
    Last month’s Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare left champions of that law breathing a sigh of relief, while its opponents — a majority of the public — were left frustrated. It seemed at first glance as though the chief justice’s tortured opinion had saved the individual mandate, and with it the broader statute. But Obamacare’s champions should take a closer look at what the Court left them with, because on their own terms, the law is now set to collapse.
  • Obama mocks GOP health law repeal votes

    07/13/2012 5:04:49 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 13, 2012 | Amie Parnes
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- President Obama mocked Republicans on Friday for seeking to repeal the healthcare law 33 times instead of working to pass a tax extension that would help the middle class. Kicking off a two-day, five-stop bus tour in Virginia, Obama sought to hammer home his latest message to extend the Bush-era tax cuts for those making under $250,000 a year as part of an effort that, he says, would help the middle class. In his speech at a local high school, the president accused Republicans of holding tax cuts “hostage” and of not being “serious” about deficit...
  • House votes 244-185 to repeal Obama healthcare reform law

    07/11/2012 1:24:15 PM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11 July 2012 | Pete Kasperowicz
    The House voted again Wednesday to repeal the 2010 healthcare reform law, giving Republicans some revenge against the late June Supreme Court ruling that found the law to be constitutional. Members approved the bill in a 244-185 vote, after five hours of debate that stretched over two days. As expected, just a handful of Democrats supported the GOP repeal bill. Five Democrats, Reps. Dan Boren (Okla.), Larry Kissell (N.C.), Jim Matheson (Utah), Mike McIntyre (N.C.) and Mike Ross (Ark.), sided with Republicans in the final vote. Of this group, all but Matheson voted with the GOP in a procedural vote...
  • Could Current Medicaid Recipients Lose Coverage From Supreme Court Ruling? (LOL)

    07/06/2012 3:12:15 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 31 replies
    PBS ^ | 7/5/2012 | By: Betty Ann Bowser
    Tonight on the PBS NewsHour, our Health Unit takes a look at what's becoming a controversial part of the federal health care reform law: the expansion of Medicaid to cover up to 17 million uninsured adults. While the individual mandate has been the headline-grabber since last week's decision, expansion of the shared federal-state program that provides health care to poor people is also a major component of the Affordable Care Act. It was supposed to bring millions of low income Americans into the program, including childless adults who right now are not covered in most states. But Republican governors in...
  • Gallup: Public split evenly on Court’s ObamaCare decision, 46/46

    There are actually two polls out tonight on this, but being a dirty, dirty eeyore, I had to lead with the pessimistic one. As a prelude to the data, here’s Wesley Smith writing yesterday at The Corner: "I think there is a lot of whistling past the graveyard going on among conservatives who think that Obamacare is really in the political crosshairs now, and indeed, could lead to the defeat of the president’s reelection effort. I worry that the opposite is true. Sure, opponents who care a lot about the constitutionality and policy propriety of the ACA are very upset...
  • Ken Cuccinelli, on second thought, likes Supreme Court health-care decision

    06/28/2012 1:56:33 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 38 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 02:44 PM ET, 06/28/2012 | Laura Vozzella
    CNN and Fox News aren’t the only ones doing a 180 on the Supreme Court ruling. Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II (R), the first attorney generalin the nation to file a lawsuit over President Obama’s health-care overhaul, said the sky was pretty much falling in a news release issued half an hour after the court upheld the law. “This is a dark day for the American people, the Constitution, and the rule of law,” Cuccinelli said in the release. “This is a dark day for American liberty.” By the time he held a news conference an hour and 45...
  • Pelosi to Vicki Kennedy: 'Now Teddy Can Rest' (Projectile Hurl Alert)

    06/28/2012 12:34:24 PM PDT · by mojito · 36 replies
    NYSlimes ^ | 6/28/2012 | Jackie Caimes
    Representative Nancy Pelosi of California, the minority leader, was in the last minutes of a meeting with her leadership lieutenants at the Capitol when she learned of the court’s ruling and returned to her office to make phone calls. She had to leave messages for President Obama and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., but she connected with Vicki Kennedy, widow of Senator Ted Kennedy, the Senate sponsor of the health care legislation, who died before the legislation passed. “Now Teddy can rest,” Mrs. Pelosi said, according to a Congressional aide.
  • Obama Wins the Battle, Roberts Wins the War

    06/28/2012 12:15:09 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 99 replies
    Slate Scocca ^ | 28 June 2012 | Tom
    The chief justice’s canny move to uphold the Affordable Care Act while gutting the Commerce Clause. The scholars expected to see the court gut existing Commerce Clause ... Roberts was smarter than that. By ruling that the individual mandate was permissible as a tax, he joined the Democratic appointees to uphold the law—while joining the Republican wing to gut the Commerce Clause (and push back against the necessary-and-proper clause as well). Here's the Chief Justice's opinion (italics in original): Construing the Commerce Clause to permit Congress to regulate individuals precisely because they are doing nothing would open a new and...