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  • Not National News: Mass. Obamacare Exchange Requires Everyone to Re-enroll, Again May Not Work

    08/18/2014 3:55:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 8/18/14 | Tom Blumer
    Recent news about Obamacare hasn't exactly been good, but the press has been pretty effective in keeping it quiet. To name just a few items, Enrollment is shrinking, because perhaps as many as 20 percent of enrollees aren't keeping up with their premiums. Rising costs have moved insurers to beg for bailouts, which appear to be forthcoming. Then there's this: Just last week in Massachusetts, where the state-run health insurance got its start under Republican Governor Mitt Romney eight years ago, the state's exchange announced that everyone currently enrolled in 2014 or who should have enrolled and didn't is going...
  • Australian Hospital Accidentally Declares 200 Patients Dead (Future of ACA?)

    08/14/2014 10:16:32 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Aug 14, 2014
    An Australian hospital apologized on Thursday after mistakenly sending out death notices for 200 of its - very much alive - patients. Austin Hospital, in Australia's second most populous city of Melbourne, erroneously killed off the patients when it faxed death notices to their family doctors.
  • Obamacare: 2011 GAO Report Confirms 'Speak-O' Gruber

    07/27/2014 11:21:37 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 10 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 27, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Liberals are now in damage control mode on the heels of the discovery of not one but two videos of Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber claiming in January 2012 that the subsidies for that program were limited to exchanges set up by the states. Their contention is that while Gruber might have worked closely with Congress to create the Obamacare bill, he is still not Congress. The other claim is that there is no document that backs up what they consider to be merely a Gruber "Speak-O." Newsflash folks! Your humble correspondent has come upon a 2011 General Accounting Office report...
  • Our veterans deserve better than VA’s ‘corrosive culture'

    07/25/2014 11:53:20 AM PDT · by April29 · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 25, 2014 | Boustany
    Lewis-Payton admitted VISN 16 must work on “trust issues” with veterans and providers. Some of these individuals accuse VISN 16 of systematically gaming medical-record filing deadlines and leaving veterans with massive debts. When providers sent required medical records by certified mail, VA employees shredded them without explanation, insisting they were incomplete after the 90 day filing deadline had expired. As a result of this practice, one Louisiana veteran owes more than $22,000 and is being pursued by a collection agency. Lewis-Payton has not replied to questions about this case. In other cases, VISN 16 reportedly cited absurd reasons for leaving...
  • Death Panels? Obama Admin May Pay Doctors to Conduct “End of Life” Discussions With Patients

    07/17/2014 6:40:22 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 32 replies
    Life News ^ | 7/16/14 | Jennifer Popik, JD
    In a recent Politico Magazine article titled, “Let’s Talk About Death Panels,” Harold Pollack urges reviving one of the most notorious proposals that did not make it into the Obama Health Car Law – “advance planning consultations.”During the debate over Obamacare’s enactment, there was considerable controversy over a provision in an early version under which health care providers would have been paid by Medicare to discuss with their patients whether they would want life-saving medical treatment.After former Alaska governor and vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin dubbed the planning sessions “death panels,” the provision was dropped from the law ultimately enacted.As Pollack...
  • Horror! Dying NY Vets Denied Painkillers – Given Salt Water Instead

    07/16/2014 2:48:49 PM PDT · by blueyon · 54 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/16/14 | Jim Hoft
    Another day, another VA tragedy. An Albany nurse claims dying New York Veterans were denied painkillers. Instead they were given salt water mixtures. Valerie Riviello, a nurse at the Albany Stratton VA medical center, claims that fellow employees had reported to her that dying veterans were denied painkillers such as morphine to ease their pain. Instead, they were given salt water mixtures. Riviello told the Times Union: Among stories that nurse Valerie Riviello has heard from other employees at the Albany VA is one about dying patients who were supposed to receive morphine to alleviate pain, but instead got a...
  • Your health care: Obama's $18,000 broken promise

    07/16/2014 8:19:14 AM PDT · by grundle · 16 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | July 15, 2014 | Governor Bobby Jindal
    How would you feel if someone promised to give you a car, and then reneged on that pledge? That’s how all Americans should feel when it comes to ObamaCare -- because Barack Obama’s failed and discredited campaign promise to lower health insurance premiums has cost the average American family an amount equal to the price of many new cars. During his 2008 campaign, one of then-Senator Obama’s most audacious promises was that his health plan would reduce premiums by $2,500 for the average family. His repeatedly made his pledge on videotape; you can view those promises here. But health insurance...
  • Insured woman may face medical bills of more than $70K

    07/10/2014 7:41:26 AM PDT · by anonsquared · 40 replies
    KCRA News (Sacramento) ^ | July 9, 2014 | Sharokina Shams
    A Stockton couple is worried that they may face a bill of more than $70,000 for a hospital stay that was initially covered by insurance. Their health plan, Anthem Blue Cross, sent them a letter last month telling them that their insurance coverage has been canceled retroactively, back to the first day of the year -- and that they may be responsible for paying bills for medical care during that time. We called Anthem Blue Cross, and they said, ‘Well, we can cancel people whenever we want. We can do whatever we want,’” Xanttopulos said. A spokesman for Covered California...
  • Cancer Patient Dies From Brain Tumor After Obamacare Fails to Cover Her Treatment

    07/03/2014 5:38:48 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 28 replies
    Life News ^ | 7/2/14 | Steven Ertelt
    Linda Rolain passed away at her Las Vegas home on Monday after the Nevada resident but the Obamacare enrolleee died needlessly. Rolain’s family had joined two lawsuits against the State of Nevada and the company that set up its troubled online software, Xerox.The Nevada resident tried to enroll in the state’s health exchange in November and after numerous issues, finally paid in January for coverage to start in March. But when she went to get treatment, there was no record of her name and she finally received an insurance card in May.She underwent surgery in mid-May but struggled to recover.When...
  • HHS Report: 1,295,571 Obamacare Enrollees May or May Not Be Legal Citizens

    07/02/2014 5:18:59 PM PDT · by blueyon · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/01/14 | Wynton Hall
    A devastating new Health and Human Services (HHS) Inspector General report released on Tuesday reveals that the Obama administration has yet to determine whether 1,295,571 of the over 8 million Obamacare enrollees are U.S. citizens lawfully in the country. The finding, located on page 11 of the report, states that 44% of the remaining 2,611,780 application "inconsistencies" are related to verifying "Citizenship/national status/lawful presence." Another 960,492 application inconsistencies were related to verifying whether subsidy applicants provided accurate income information.
  • Cancer patient, 64, who was suing over Obamacare enrollment mixup dies of her brain tumor

    07/02/2014 8:41:54 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 07/02/2014 | Lydia Warren
    Linda Rolain passed away at her Las Vegas home on Monday Her family had joined two lawsuits against the State of Nevada and the company that set up its troubled online software, Xerox She had tried to enroll in the state's health exchange in November and after numerous issues, finally paid in January for coverage to start in March But when she went to get treatment, there was no record of her name and she finally received an insurance card in May She underwent surgery in mid-May but struggled to recover Robert Rolain, who lost 60 pounds due to stress,...
  • Former O-Care adviser: Health insurers will be ‘dead’ by 2025

    07/01/2014 5:15:41 PM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    Hill ^ | 07/01/14 | Jesse Byrnes
    A key former adviser behind President Obama's healthcare law said the traditional role of health insurers would be "dead" by 2025, predicting massive changes in the industry. "By 2025, insurance companies as we know them — taking in premiums and paying out — dead," Ezekiel Emanuel ... Emanuel, the older brother of former White House chief of staff and current Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, has long argued that health insurers will shift away an employer-based system. By 2025.. ... Most Americans currently receive health insurance through their employers. ObamaCare includes an employer mandate, which requires companies with 50 or more...
  • 3,137-County Analysis: Obamacare Increased 2014 Individual-Market Premiums By Average Of 49%

    06/19/2014 4:52:45 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Forbes ^ | 6/18/2014 | Avik Roy
    There are hundreds of aspects of Obamacare that people argue over. But there’s one question that matters above all others: does the Affordable Care Act live up to its name? Does it make health insurance less expensive? Last November, our team at the Manhattan Institute published a study indicating that Obamacare had increased the underlying cost of individually-purchased health insurance in the average state by 41 percent in 2014, relative to 2013. We’ve now redone the study on a county-by-county basis, complete with a brand-new interactive map. Depending on where you live, the results may surprise you.Our new county-by-county analysis...
  • UnitedHealthcare to cut doctors for Mass. seniors

    06/08/2014 10:51:22 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 25 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 06/07/2014 | Tracy Jan
    National insurance giant UnitedHealthcare plans to cut up to 700 Massachusetts doctors from its physician network for seniors enrolled in its private Medicare plan as a way to control costs, according to company officials. For elderly patients enrolled in the plan, the cuts mean they will have to find a new doctor or eventually switch to a new health plan that covers their current doctor. The move, effective Sept. 1, follows similar cuts made by the insurer to its Medicare Advantage provider networks in 11 other states... There is also pending legislation in Congress to prevent health plans from cutting...
  • Quebec adopts right-to-die legislation

    06/05/2014 6:15:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 5, 2014 7:47 PM EDT
    Quebec has adopted a right to-die bill in what is the first legislation of its kind in Canada. The federal Canadian government, however, has said it could challenge its legality. Bill 52 carried the day by a 94-22 majority. The legislation is officially dubbed “an act respecting end-of-life care.” …
  • Whistleblower retaliation in the VA scandal

    05/20/2014 7:29:02 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 19 ,2014 | by JOHN HAYWARD
    It's just not a proper scandal party until we've got alleged retaliation against whistleblowers. The Coloradoan brings us such a story from Fort Collins, one of several hospitals and clinics involved in the VA scandal: The whistleblower behind the federal investigation of the Fort Collins Veterans Affairs clinic said she was put on two-week unpaid leave for not "cooking the books" when scheduling appointments. Lisa Lee, a former Navy reservist now on active duty in Hawaii, told the Coloradoan she and another scheduler were transferred from Fort Collins in March 2013 for refusing to hide wait times between desired appointment...
  • Watch Out, Grandma: ObamaCare risks for the elderly

    05/19/2014 2:10:42 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | 05/18/2014 | Betsy McCaughey
    On May 7, the Obama administration boasted that ObamaCare was improving health-care quality for seniors, and it pulled out a bag of statistical tricks to prove it. But a closer look shows that it’s not improving care. It’s skimping on it, socking seniors with unexpected bills for “observation care” and likely shortening their lives. President Obama’s Department of Health and Human Services announced that fewer seniors discharged from the hospital are returning for additional care within a month’s time. HHS claims that this drop in “readmissions,” from 18.5 percent in 2012 to 17.5 percent in 2013, signals quality improvement. Nationwide,...
  • Obama Backer Finds First 96 DOCTORS She Contacts Won’t Accept Her New Obamacare Insurance…

    04/26/2014 3:01:07 PM PDT · by grundle · 42 replies
    rightwingnews.com ^ | April 10, 2014 | John Hawkins
    She’s reached out to 96 DOCTORS who won’t treat her and it hasn’t changed her mind at all about Obamacare. Wow, you want to talk about “stuck on stupid,” well, this is it. What’s left for conservatives to say to someone who supports a system that puts her through this much other than, “Told you so?”
  • OY VEY: Obamacare Causes Spike in Small Group Premiums, Colorado’s Increase 29%

    04/09/2014 9:05:57 AM PDT · by george76 · 2 replies
    ColoradoPeakPolitics ^ | April 8, 2014
    News about the disastrous implementation of Obamacare has become so widespread that, to be honest, we’re having a hard time keeping up with all of it. We’ve written extensively about the canceled plans that failed to meet Obamacare coverage requirements, and we’ve written about how Sen. Mark Udall tried to cover it all up. Now, we’re seeing reports that if you weren’t one of the unlucky souls whose small group plan was cancelled because of Obamacare, your premiums have likely increased by 29 percent instead. Colorado is among the top ten states seeing the biggest increases in health insurance premiums...
  • GOP seeks coverage choices in health law they hate (GOP embracing Deathcare)

    04/06/2014 10:48:59 AM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 33 replies
    APMyway ^ | 4-6-14 | DAVID ESPO
    Lead story on Drudge The uniparty at work!
  • ObamaCare makes it more difficult to buy insurance year-round

    04/04/2014 4:17:39 PM PDT · by SJackson · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 04, 2014
    Here's more fallout from the health care law: Until now, customers could walk into an insurance office or go online to buy standard health care coverage any time of year. Not anymore. Many people who didn't sign up during the government's open enrollment period that ended Monday will soon find it difficult or impossible to get insured this year, even if they go directly to a private company and money is no object. For some it's already too late. With limited exceptions, insurers are refusing to sell to individuals after the enrollment period for HealthCare.gov and the state marketplaces. They...
  • Massachusetts Health Connector website may not be completed by June

    02/27/2014 5:56:44 PM PST · by matt04 · 5 replies
    Massachusetts Health Connector officials acknowledged on Thursday that the state’s health exchange website may not be fully functional by June – the date by which approximately 200,000 state-subsidized health insurance plans will expire. All of those individuals will have to move to new plans, which are approved under the guidelines of the Affordable Care Act, by June 30. But they may or may not be able to use the state website to enroll in those plans. “We’re about to hit March. June 30 is not very far away,” Sarah Iselin, a special assistant to Gov. Deval Patrick overseeing fixes to...
  • Too old to get lifesaving drugs: Anger at plan to deny treatment if you've had a 'fair innings'

    02/17/2014 4:39:10 PM PST · by mandaladon · 37 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 17 Feb 2014 | JENNY HOPE and DANIEL MARTIN
    Patients who have had a ‘fair innings’ could be denied life-saving drugs under proposed health reforms. The plans would mean experts taking into account whether there is a ‘wider societal benefit’ to giving a patient crucial medicines. The NHS rationing body, Nice, fears the Department of Health proposals could see younger people deemed a higher priority for drug treatments because they have more years ahead of them – potentially contributing more to the economy – than the elderly. Doctors, MPs and campaigners last night condemned the plans as ‘barking mad’. The move will also fuel fears that the elderly are...
  • Doctors Abandoning Private Practice in Droves to Work at Hospitals

    02/16/2014 7:03:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 02/15/2013 | Rick Moran
    Doctors are leaving private practice to become employees of hospitals, according to this story in the New York Times. The decline in private practice physicians actually began a few years ago when changes to Medicare forced many physicians who practiced individually or in small group offices to make the move to a salaried position in a hospital.But there is no doubt that Obamacare has exacerbated the problem. The onerous recordkeeping is one big reason why private practice physicians are becoming extinct. Private physicians can’t afford the extra employees to meet the demands of Obamacare paperwork.Dr, Paul Hsieh explained in a...
  • Obama: 'Going to Look Back' in 5 or 10 Years, Say ACA 'Was a Monumental Achievement'

    02/15/2014 1:53:32 PM PST · by Libloather · 72 replies
    CNS News ^ | 2/15/14 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - President Obama told House Democrats on Friday that the health care law they passed without a single Republican vote in 2010 will prove itself -- five or ten years from now. "And I just want to say, thank you for all of you hanging in there tough on an issue that I think 10 years from now, five years from now, we're going to look back and say this was a monumental achievement that could not have happened had it not been for this caucus." House Democrats face midterm elections, not in five or ten years, but in...
  • Facing 50,000-application backlog, insurance marketplace chief breaks down in tears

    02/13/2014 6:36:33 PM PST · by shineon · 48 replies
    The head of the state’s beleaguered health insurance marketplace, which was once a national model, broke down in tears Thursday, as she described how demoralizing it has been for her staff to struggle with a broken website that has left an unknown number of people without coverage.
  • KY Woman Confronts Barack Obama About Losing Her Plan & Her Son’s Doctor

    02/02/2014 1:58:14 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 62 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | February 2,2014 | Jim Hoft
    This was brutal. During a Friday Google+ Q&A session broadcast on YouTube, President Barack Obama was confronted by a Kentucky mother who says she lost her health care plan and her son’s medical specialist due to Obamacare. “I’m probably not the only one whose had really a panicked experience lately trying to figure out if my 10-year-old son can continue with his specialist or not. I know that I can’t keep my plan — which I liked — but as I’m trying to figure out what to do going forward, I’ve spent weeks with days on the phone getting confidently...
  • I Will Not Implement, Comply . . . (MD letter to Aetna)

    02/02/2014 2:48:14 AM PST · by saywhatagain · 38 replies
    Kris Held MD wordpress ^ | January 30, 2014 | Kris Held MD
    Dear Mr. Bertolini, With a deep sense of sadness, I must inform you that I will no longer serve as a physician for Aetna patients under the terms of our contractual agreement, which you most recently unilaterally changed. I have been privileged and honored to care for thousands of patients covered by Aetna policies since the 1990’s. I have devoted my life to providing the very best, state-of-the-art care to these individuals. We have formed a patient-doctor relationship, which I hope many will chose to continue in spite of my severing ties with Aetna. You see, health insurance has evolved...
  • Health plan sticker shock ahead for some buyers [MSM can't hide truth any longer]

    12/23/2013 4:53:50 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | December 23, 2013 | CARLA K. JOHNSON, AP Medical Writer
    "...Increasingly, experts in health insurance are becoming concerned that many of these first-time buyers will be in for a shock when they get medical care next year and discover they're on the hook for most of the initial cost.... ...Hospitals are worried that those who rack up uncovered medical bills next year won't be able to pay them, perpetuating one of the problems the new health care system is supposed to solve..... ..."The real big surprise was how much out-of-pocket would be required for our family," said David Winebrenner, 46, a financial adviser in Lebanon, Ky., whose deductible topped $12,000...
  • October 26, 2011: Who Coined 'Obamacare'? (Free Republic mentioned)

    12/01/2013 7:29:09 PM PST · by South40 · 97 replies
    The Wire.com ^ | October 26, 2011 | ELSPETH REEVE
    House Democrats are blocking their Republican colleagues from using Obamacare in letters mailed on the taxpayer's dime to voters, but who made up the term in the first place? Lots of people are asking this question, getting answers like "Certainly a republican, potentially Glenn Beck" and "I am about 80% sure it was Rush Limbaugh" and "Hillary Clinton's campaign coined Obamacare." Iowa Rep. Steve King claimed President Obama himself made it up. Free Republic posters want to claim credit. Lots of liberals suspect an insidious plot by Fox News. But the answer appears to be: a lobbyist.
  • Video: Ohio company cancels insurance coverage for 1,000 employees

    11/21/2013 12:30:11 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 17 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November21,2013 | ED MORRISSEY
    If PSC drops its health insurance, the company would face a penalty of $2000 per employee under the Affordable Care Act. But for some companies, that penalty may actually be a big savings, says Tom Sutton, a NewsChannel 5 political analyst and chair of political science at Baldwin Wallace University. That’s because companies pay up to $7,000 for individual coverage and up to $20,000 for family coverage. Compared to the $2,000 penalty? “You’re going to save a lot of money,” Sutton says. And that’s not all. Sutton adds, “The Obama Administration has postponed the employer mandate penalty until 2015.” That...
  • We Must Repeal Obamacare to make Society much more Humane

    11/18/2013 6:37:57 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/18/13 | Peter Ferrara
    [Obama supporter] Alan Blinder...purports to tell us..Obamacare is still worth it. "America cannot be a humane society if we leave 15% of our population uninsured...." I agree....But in context, his quoted statement above could not be more silly.... Alan, is Princeton so intellectually corrupt these days that no one there has noticed that the effect of Obamacare so far has been to INCREASE the number of uninsured by millions and millions of Americans?
  • George Will: "Someone Has To Tell Obama It's Not Clever To Be Seen Trying To Be Clever" (video)

    11/05/2013 5:04:01 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 16 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | Nov 5, 2013 | RealClearPolitics
    GEORGE WILL: Someone has to tell the president it's not clever to be seen trying to be clever. In all the prevarications and the equivocations of politics, one tries to be economical in the use of the word lie. That's why Churchill once said an opponent was guilty of terminological inexactitude. Well, it's hard to avoid the feeling that even if the president really didn't know on September 26th what was going to happen on the first of October, now he knows what he actually said then, and he's not telling the truth about what he said then. In the...
  • In Virginia, Obamacare Central to Cuccinelli's Closing Argument (OBAMACARE POISON)

    11/04/2013 11:14:06 PM PST · by F15Eagle · 29 replies
    WeeklyStandard.Com via Drudge ^ | 2:37 PM, Nov 4, 2013 | By MICHAEL WARREN
    Neither Obama nor Biden mentioned Obamacare in their speeches. Warrenton, Va. Ken Cuccinelli may have finally found a winning message in his bid for governor of Virginia, and not a moment too soon. With just a day before Virginians head to the polls, Cuccinelli spent Monday morning targeting his Democratic opponent Terry McAuliffe and other national Democrats for their support for Obamacare. “I say to Virginia, let’s send them a message and say no tomorrow to Obamacare,” Cuccinelli said to loud applause
  • Officials (Husseincare war room) worried consumers would be unhappy with Obamacare choices

    11/04/2013 2:29:53 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/04/13 | Justin Sink
    Administration officials were concerned that once users were able to view the available policies for purchase on HealthCare.gov, they could be disappointed with the cost and options available. The concerns were expressed in meeting notes from the ObamaCare "war room" obtained by CNN. "In some cases, there will be fewer options than would be desired to promote consumer choice and an ideal shopping experience," the meeting notes read. "Additionally, in some cases there will be relatively high cost plans." The discussion last week among officials at the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight appeared to reveal a behind-the-scenes concern...
  • Health care plans ending for 26K New Mexicans

    11/03/2013 4:10:01 AM PST · by GonzoII · 29 replies
    AP via Miami Herald ^ | Saturday, 11.02.13 | BARRY MASSEY
    <p>Nearly 26,000 New Mexicans are having health plans terminated at the end of the year because the insurance policies fail to provide expanded benefits and other coverage mandated by a federal health care law, according to insurance industry officials.</p> <p>State Insurance Superintendent John Franchini estimates most of those individual policyholders will pay an average of 35 percent more for new coverage, but will have plans with more health care benefits.</p>
  • The Best Hospitals Are Opting Out of Obamacare

    11/01/2013 4:14:32 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11-1-13 | Elizabeth Sheld
    Most of the talk about the Affordable Care Act has focused on website glitches and skyrocketing premiums but there are other issues looming on the horizon for the healthcare overhaul. Hospital coverage. If consumers expect to have (or continue to have) access to the best medical services at the nations top hospitals, they are in for a rude awakening. "Most of the top hospitals will accept insurance from just one or two companies operating under Obamacare." Because the ACA caps premiums, insurers will be have to offer less money to the nations best doctors and hospitals. In return, the hospitals...
  • 11 people who seemed shocked - shocked to hear about obamacare penalties this week

    10/03/2013 12:13:41 PM PDT · by erikm88 · 60 replies
    Twitchy/Twitter ^ | 10/3/2013 | Twitchy
    Read and weep for our country... 11 people who seemed shocked - shocked to hear about obamacare penalties this week
  • Thanks Obama for Nasty Increases in Healthcare Premiums

    10/02/2013 1:42:01 PM PDT · by sr4402 · 27 replies
    Vanity | 10/2/2013 | Self
    Thanks to Obama and the Democrats (read Socialists) my cancer insurance is up 340% and the older I get, it will go up each year (was a fixed amount for everyone regardless of age before). My families healthcare premium went up 37%, but that's not the worst of it. Rather than having co-payments, now I have a deductible of $1901 before I see a dime of benefits. Thanks Obama for screwing my family over. We will let your, so called, Democratic Party (IE Socialist) exactly how we feel at the ballot box and every blog we know.
  • Video: Reid explains why he won’t move a bill for NIH to give kids cancer treatment

    10/02/2013 12:30:09 PM PDT · by The Old Hoosier · 12 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | David Freddoso
    In this clip, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., gets a taste of the same medicine Democrats have been dishing out in the Obamacare debate for years. Why, he is asked by CNN’s Dana Bash, will he not go forward if the House passes a bill restoring NIH funding so that about three dozen kids with cancer can get treatment right away? Reid, looking a bit flummoxed, personally attacks Bash’s intelligence for asking the question...Speaking of the House, Reid asks, “What right do they have to pick and choose what part of government’s going to be funded?” There is actually...
  • The Audacity of Hopelessness

    09/27/2013 6:31:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 27, 2013 | David Limbaugh
    Perhaps Obama was onto something when, as a young author, he zeroed in on the term "audacity" to (subconsciously) telegraph his ambitious designs to fundamentally transform our beloved America. What word could describe better than audacity Obama's refusal to accept responsibility for his dreadful policies; his standing before the American people -- even today -- in the face of the avalanche of evidence proving how terrible Obamacare is and continuing to lie about what it will do; his persistence in mislabeling his unaffordable monstrosity "the Affordable Care Act;" his failure to address the legitimate, undeniable complaints about Obamacare and his...
  • Obamacare: One blow after another

    09/24/2013 7:57:42 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 17 replies
    politico ^ | 9/23/13 | JENNIFER HABERKORN and CARRIE BUDOFF BROWN
    The Obamacare that consumers will finally be able to sign up for next week is a long way from the health plan President Barack Obama first pitched to the nation. Millions of low-income Americans won’t receive coverage. Many workers at small businesses won’t get a choice of insurance plans right away. Large employers won’t need to provide insurance for another year. Far more states than expected won’t run their own insurance marketplaces. And a growing number of workers won’t get to keep their employer-provided coverage.
  • Sarah Palin tells GOP to 'woman up' and fight Obamacare [Media Hatemongering on Sarah]

    09/23/2013 1:41:24 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    UPI ^ | 9/23/13 | By GABRIELLE LEVY
    Even most Republicans, in their candid moments, admit that the Affordable Care Act won't be defunded. But for former Vice Presidential Nominee and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, that's not good enough. "We’d like to believe that the GOP establishment would applaud the way [Sens. Ted Cruz and Mike Lee] have rallied the grassroots to their cause," Palin writes, in an op-ed penned for the conservative website Breitbart. "But, no, such praise would require a commensurate level of guts and leadership, and the permanent political class in D.C. is nothing if not gutless and rudderless." "But the permanent political class is...
  • Republicans show rare display of unity after Obamacare vote

    09/21/2013 6:09:25 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/20/13 | Alex Pappas
    Paul Ryan, the wonky Wisconsin GOP congressman, was standing next to Michelle Bachmann, the folksy Minnesota Republican. ... As Boehner and the rest of the House leadership entered the room after Friday’s vote, the Republican members of Congress in attendance let out a hurrah of support. “Our message to the United States Senate is real simple: the American people don’t want the government shut down,” Boehner said. “And they don’t want Obamacare.” Added Boehner, as the conference roared in applause: “The House has listened to the American people. Now it’s time for the United States Senate listen to them as...
  • Our Moment Has Arrived: All Hands On Deck to Slay Obamacare

    09/20/2013 12:02:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 20, 2013 | Mark Davis
    A riveting day has dawned. House Speaker John Boehner, long criticized for inconsistent conservative passion, is actually allowing members to vote on a budget bill that ties continued government operations to a defunding of Obamacare. This would be the strategy Ted Cruz and his allies have been offering for weeks, earning them harsh criticism from Democrats and timid Republicans alike. The House, run by Republicans, will pass the measure. The Senate, run by Democrats, will not. No matter what those votes might be, a presidential veto pen stands ready to kill the whole idea of a bill that funds...
  • Sebelius In Florida Promoting Affordable Care Act [Miami Media Drools For Obamacare]

    09/18/2013 2:22:51 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is in the Sunshine State to continue trying to inform people about the Affordable Care Act,which launches October 1. “It is particularly difficult in some states where there is a lot of misinformation being circulated on a regular basis so we have a double challenge in states like Florida,” said Sebelius during a visit to Miami-Dade College.
  • Doctors, doctors everywhere, but not a one to see you (under Obamacare exchange coverage)

    09/15/2013 2:46:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | September 15, 2013 | Professor William A. Jacobson
    Death Panels by a thousand cuts. No one could have seen this coming, no one. From the L.A. Times, that hotbed of right-wing scare-tactics, Insurers limiting doctors, hospitals in health insurance market: The doctor can’t see you now. Consumers may hear that a lot more often after getting health insurance under President Obama’s Affordable Care Act. To hold down premiums, major insurers in California have sharply limited the number of doctors and hospitals available to patients in the state’s new health insurance market opening Oct. 1. New data reveal the extent of those cuts in California, a crucial test bed...
  • Sarah Palin's Latest [Obama and His Stooges Attacks Her--Fundraising Letter]

    08/30/2013 2:27:05 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    email from OFA | 8/30/13 | jon carson, obama's stooge
    [Dear xx,] This is the last thing I wanted to talk about before Labor Day weekend, but you gotta hear this: Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin just joined the "Defund Obamacare" movement -- a group of people, including 80 members of Congress, who are willing to sabotage the economy because they don't like Obamacare. This is the kind of reckless nonsense President Obama is up against in trying to pass a smart budget that actually grows the economy for the middle class. OFA is here to fight back -- because when it comes down to it, I doubt the American...
  • The Obamacare Train Wreck

    08/14/2013 9:57:52 AM PDT · by National Review · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | August 14, 2013 | National Review
    Implementation hits hurdle after hurdle — let us count the ways. By Andrew Stiles The White House plans to delay yet another provision of Obamacare, the New York Times revealed on Monday, in what was described as “another setback for President Obama’s health-care initiative.” Indeed, it seems that every week the administration offers up a new example of the implementation “train wreck” of which Obamacare architect Max Baucus (D., Mont.), among others, has warned. Here are nine examples of how Obamacare implementation hasn’t gone according to plan:
  • Government shutdown won't shut Obamacare: Report

    08/05/2013 8:52:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 08/05/2013 | Jennifer Liberto
    <p>Obamacare would keep running even in a government shutdown, a new congressional report suggests.</p> <p>The new health care law draws funding from sources that are not subject to the congressional budget process, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service. Also, the revenue collected under Obamacare is considered to be part of a category that ensures the "safety of human life or the protection of property," which makes it immune to government shutdowns, the report said.</p>