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  • At raucous town halls, Republicans have faced another round of anger over health care

    08/11/2017 5:45:40 PM PDT · by Libloather · 36 replies
    BRUNSWICK, Ga. — The long August congressional recess, which Republicans hoped would begin a conversation about tax reform and must-pass budget measures, has so far seen another round of angry town halls focused on President Trump and the stalled effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Over just one day, in three small towns along Georgia’s Atlantic coastline, Rep. Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-Ga.) spent more than four hours answering 74 questions, many of them heated. Just three focused on tax reform; nearly half of all questions focused on health care. “We did our job in the House,” Carter said...
  • IRS Rehired Employees That Falsified Documents, Had Unauthorized Access to Taxpayer Information

    Even when there was a note to not rehire an employee on the personnel file, IRS rehired them anyway The Internal Revenue Service rehired employees who were previously involved in agency misconduct such as falsifying documents or having unauthorized access to sensitive taxpayer information, according to an audit from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. Considering that identify theft is a major concern, auditors wanted to inspect the agency to ensure the individuals they hire are of high integrity in safeguarding sensitive taxpayer information. The auditors found there were 200 employees who were rehired between January 2015 and March...
  • 2013 - Congress, Fearing 'Brain Drain,' Seeks to Opt Out of Participating in Obamacare's Exchanges

    07/30/2017 4:13:19 AM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Forbes ^ | 4/25/13 | Avik Roy
    As Obamacare was winding its way through the Senate in 2009, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa) slipped in an amendment requiring that members of Congress, and their staff, enroll in Obamacare’s health insurance exchanges. The idea was simple: that if Congress was going to impose Obamacare upon the country, it should have to experience what it is imposing firsthand. But now, word comes that Congress is quietly seeking to rescind that provision of the law, because members fear that staffers who face higher insurance costs will leave the Hill. The news has sparked outrage from the right and left. Here’s...
  • GOP fears political fallout after health care ‘epic fail’

    07/30/2017 3:15:16 AM PDT · by Libloather · 50 replies
    AP News ^ | 7/30/17 | STEVE PEOPLES, THOMAS BEAUMONT
    NEW YORK (AP) — Weary Republicans in Washington may be ready to move on from health care, but conservatives across the United States are warning the GOP-led Congress not to abandon its pledge to repeal the Obama-era health law — or risk a political nightmare in next year’s elections. The Senate’s failure this past week to pass repeal legislation has outraged the Republican base and triggered a new wave of fear. The stunning collapse has exposed a party so paralyzed by ideological division that it could not deliver on its top campaign pledge. After devoting months to the debate and...
  • Illinois budget backlog is giving health care providers, patients a headache

    07/29/2017 7:54:18 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 13 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 27 July 2017 | Dawn Rhodes
    Betty La France found a way to deal with a doctor who demanded she pay her entire bill upfront because the state could not be counted on to pay insurance reimbursement: She stopped going. While IL leaders waged a two-year budget battle, the state fell years behind in reimbursing medical providers for their services, skimping physicians and dentists even if their patients were up-to-date with their premiums. At public universities, officials and workers say some doctors and dentists, particularly those outside an insurance plan's provider network, increasingly asked patients to pick up the state's tab during the impasse. Some physicians,...
  • On July 29th, Americans are coming together all across the country to say: OUR LIVES ARE ON THE LINE

    07/25/2017 5:34:26 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    On July 29th, Americans are coming together all across the country to say: OUR LIVES ARE ON THE LINE if Republicans pass Trumpcare and strip our health coverage
  • Democrats open to single-payer health insurance, a party leader (Chuckles Schumer) says

    07/23/2017 1:16:15 PM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/23/14 | CHRISTINA POWELL
    The Democratic Party will consider proposing a single-payer health insurance system, Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York said. “We’re going to look at broader things [for the nation’s health care system.] Single-payer is one of them,” Schumer said to ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on “This Week” Sunday. The top Democrat in the Senate added that single-payer is among a number of health insurance options. “Many things are on the table,” Schumer said. “Medicare for people above 55 is on the table. A buy-in to Medicare is on the table. Buy-in to Medicaid is on the table.”
  • California Assembly leader shelves single-payer health plan (Commiecare dies again)

    06/24/2017 1:46:15 AM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    ABC News ^ | 6/23/17 | SOPHIA BOLLAG
    The prospects of a government-run health care system in California dimmed Friday when the leader of the state Assembly announced he doesn't plan to take up the single-payer bill this year. Speaker Anthony Rendon called the bill "woefully incomplete." "Even senators who voted for SB 562 noted there are potentially fatal flaws in the bill," the Los Angeles-area Democrat said in a statement. The bill, which has passed the Senate, lays out a plan for a government-run health system in California, but it doesn't include a way to pay for it. Rendon said the bill also doesn't adequately address delivery...
  • Getting dragged down into the unconstitutional socialized healthcare quagmire is insanity!

    03/30/2017 10:30:54 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 258 replies
    Bad move by Trump. Ryan and the globalist big government GOPe RINOs are the problem not the Freedom Caucus. Trump is supposed to be draining the swamp by now, not swimming in it. Put the interest of American citizens first! Freedom not socialism and tyranny!! Good grief! Dump Obamacare already! Should have been done on day one and we’d be way on down the road to draining the swamp by now! We the people have been demanding a full repeal for seven long years and that's the position Trump took with his original health care goal at the beginning of...
  • AP: House GOP Leaders delay vote

    03/23/2017 12:36:31 PM PDT · by Dog · 100 replies
    AP | me
    Just breaking on Fox Business.....no vote.
  • Ronald Reagan on Socialism & Liberalism [Socialized Health Care]

    03/14/2017 10:57:27 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 5 replies
    youtube ^ | By Ronald Reagan
    Never gets old. As true today as it was then. And just as important. Freedom vs socialism. Ronald Reagan on Socialism & Liberalism [Socialized Health Care]
  • Vanity: What to do when your nation is drowning in debt and about to go under for good

    03/11/2017 1:06:10 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 68 replies
    March 11, 2017 | Jim Robinson
    Our big spending national government—whether Republican, Democrat or whatever—ran up a national debt approaching ten trillion dollars during the 220 and some odd years prior to Obama taking office. During Obama’s 8 year term, our big spending government nearly doubled that debt. No one’s fault (cough, cough), but we and our posterity are now staring at an unbelievable, unmanageable, unsustainable, unpayable mountain of twenty trillion dollars in accumulated debt with no let up in sight! In fact they want to continue the wholesale printing and spending of money we don’t have and they’re planning on raising the debt ceiling to...
  • Could California adopt universal healthcare for 39 million people?

    02/05/2017 2:16:38 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 63 replies
    sacbee ^ | February 4, 2017 | Dan Walters
    State Sen. Ed Hernandez, chair of the Senate Health Committee, warns of a major financial hit on millions of Californians if Obamacare is repealed. Claudia Buck The Sacramento Bee BY DAN WALTERS dwalters@sacbee.com Eric Bauman, a registered nurse who aspires to become the next chairman of the California Democratic Party, says it’s time for California to become a “healthcare sanctuary” by providing universal, state-operated medical coverage. Citing efforts by a Republican-controlled federal government to repeal Obamacare, Bauman wrote in an op-ed article, “we cannot miss the historic opportunity the moment presents us: enacting single-payer healthcare into California. Let’s take that...
  • Report: 300,000 Small Business Jobs Lost Due to Obamacare; Over 10,000 Businesses Shut Down

    01/18/2017 6:35:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 01/18/2017 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Obamacare has cost roughly 300,000 small business jobs due to higher health care costs, according to a new report. The American Action Forum, a center-right policy institute, released findings Wednesday that rising premiums and regulations under the Affordable Care Act have had “dire” consequences for the labor market. The report found the law has cost $19 billion in lost wages per year and forced 10,000 small businesses establishments to close their doors. The study covered employers with 20 to 99 employees. “Research from the American Action Forum (AAF) finds regulations from the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are driving up health...
  • Obamacare Open Enrollment 2016: Everything You Need to Know

    11/01/2016 2:18:23 AM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Time ^ | 10/30/16 | Staff
    **SNIP** How much can I expect to pay in premiums? Last year, the average monthly premium was $364, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. That sounds like a lot, but 87% of Americans qualified for a subsidy to help them pay the premiums. After the subsidy, the average monthly cost was only $101. For 2016, premiums appear to be increasing. The government just reported that the cost of the most popular marketplace plan will rise by an average of 7.5% next year, though depending on where you live you could see big hikes or even small declines..
  • 2007 video of Obama discussing America transitioning to single payer system

    This video has not been widely seen. Obama discusses how America can be transitioned into a single payer system. We are entering the early stages of the transition period. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9znbdNMTsmE
  • ObamaCare coverage options disappearing across country, report finds

    08/29/2016 7:02:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 29, 2016
    Nearly a third of U.S. counties will be left with just one insurance option next year on the ObamaCare exchanges, according to a new analysis fueling warnings about the impact of the insurance company exodus from markets across the country. The Kaiser Family Foundation study found residents in Pinal County, Ariz., are even at risk of having no insurance options on the exchanges, which provide subsidized plans. Republicans seized on the report Monday to claim that the health care overhaul is not providing the choices promised by President Obama and others. […] The Kaiser Family Foundation study found that overall,...
  • Penalties grow for not getting insurance (IRS has collected $1.5 billion in Commiecare fines)

    01/14/2016 2:38:31 AM PST · by Libloather · 30 replies
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 1/13/16 | Paul Sisson
    With less than three weeks of open enrollment left, Covered California is working to highlight increased penalties for not having health insurance this year. Since its individual coverage requirement took effect in 2014, Obamacare has doled out increasingly expensive fines to people who do not purchase coverage through health exchanges or obtain insurance from an employer or a government program such as Medicare. This year brings the highest penalty yet, Peter Lee, Covered California's executive director, said during a news conference Wednesday. "This is real money going straight to the IRS, where the consumer gets nothing in return," Lee said.
  • Affordability still a worry for Obamacare users (Pelosi knew)

    01/10/2016 3:02:32 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    CNBC via MSN ^ | 1/10/16 | Bertha Coombs
    Michael Chadwick is all for Obamacare insurance - up to a point. The 32-year old Manhattan realtor was uninsured in his late twenties, and he was optimistic when he initially signed up for coverage three years ago. Then, his income changed. "I couldn't keep up with the payments, so I had no health insurance for the remainder of 2014," Chadwick explained to CNBC. He had a better year in 2015, and he's hopeful he'll be able to maintain his health coverage again this year. Still, he expressed frustration with the law's mechanics. "The Affordable Healthcare Act (ACA) doesn't take into...
  • Despite Threats, Obamacare Still Winning

    12/18/2015 4:30:42 PM PST · by Up Yours Marxists · 14 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | December 18, 2015 22:56 GMT | Not Listed
    Another year gone. Another year of the Affordable Care Act's opponents moving further from - not closer to - getting their way on health care. How so? This week's omnibus deal, which was approved Friday by the U.S. House and Senate, provided a clear view once again of the uphill climb Republicans face in repealing Obamacare. The omnibus negotiations never included talk of repeal, because that's a non-starter among Democrats and the White House. Instead, Republicans were left to chip away at the health law they hate. They did so by postponing two important Obamacare taxes - the Cadillac tax...