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  • Paul Ryan Is Conducting Phone Surveys About The Affordable Care Act -- Freep this poll

    11/23/2016 3:57:22 PM PST · by garjog · 12 replies
    Business 2 Community ^ | November 22, 2016 | Shawn Rice
    If you have not already you can still do so as House Speaker Paul Ryan is conducting a phone survey regarding experiences with the Affordable Care Act (ACA). If you are a patient, you can give the House Speaker your opinion on the ACA. As of November 2016, Ryan’s Washington D.C. office is allowing callers to express their opinion regarding the the ACA or, more simply, Obamacare. The Affordable Care Act was passed by Congress and then signed into law by the President on March 23, 2010. On June 28, 2012 the Supreme Court rendered a final decision to uphold...
  • Trump releases seven-point health care reform plan . . . and it’s excellent

    03/03/2016 7:01:49 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 71 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/03/16 | Dan Calabrese
    A lot more than just getting rid of the lines I mentioned on Facebook yesterday that I am not that big a fan of election years, and here’s a case in point. At this moment, #NeverTrump is all the rage among conservatives, and there’s a tremendous push to get Republican primary voters united against one remaining Trump rival to take the nomination away from him. My job is to write what I think about whatever happens on a given day. It’s not to only write what I think will result in a certain outcome. So when I tell you that...
  • Hey, that GOP Obamacare alternative sure looks a lot like Obamacare

    04/20/2015 9:25:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/20/2015 | Noah Rothman
    Republicans have a plan if the Supreme Court guts Obamacare this summer by stripping the government of the ability to provide to the states that declined to set up insurance exchanges with federal subsidiesÂ… and it looks quite a bit like Obamacare. If the Court does interpret the Affordable Care Act literally, then it will compel the federal government to withdraw subsidies from millions of Obamacare beneficiaries. That will make the health coverage those individuals obtained through the ACA in recent years prohibitively expensive, and many will find themselves once again uninsured. This is a double-edged sword for Republicans....
  • Liberal Politico asks: Will Jonathan Gruber Topple Obamacare?

    12/09/2014 9:24:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | December 9, 2014 | Nick Sorrentino
    We shall see. Gruber has had plenty of help. The President, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and Kathleen Sebelius are more to blame for Obamacare’s troubles than Mr. Gruber even if he is the program’s “architect.”Jonathan Gruber in his now famous panel discussion at Penn simply told the truth as he saw it. A key reason, the key reason, Obamacare limped its way across the finish line was because of the deception employed by its champions. The ignorance of the American people, Gruber explained, was to be manipulated for their own good, and it was. And truly, from start to finish...
  • Ted Cruz a Lone Voice in Calling for Swift Repeal of Obamacare

    11/12/2014 8:12:35 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 31 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 07:20 AM | Elliot Jager
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz wants to repeal the Affordable Care Act in one fell swoop by starving it of funding, but many of his Republican colleagues, while saying they agree with his goal, prefer a less radical approach, Politico reported. The lawmakers would vote instead against individual planks of the president's signature healthcare program, such as the tax on medical devices and the redefinition of full-time work as 30-hours a week,  Politico said. It would take a simple 51-vote majority to take down Obamacare outright using a budget reconciliation measure. Each one of the new GOP senators campaigned on...
  • Repeal Obamacare? Then What? - A Common Sense Alternative

    11/01/2013 4:35:11 AM PDT · by tips up · 37 replies
    Denver Business Journal ^ | 9/27/13 | Brian Joondeph
    Obamacare’s popularity is waning in public opinion polls. Republican lawmakers talk of defunding or repeal, despite the current political improbability with Democratic control of the Senate and White House. Pending the outcome of the 2014 elections, repeal may be an option. But what then? A return to the status quo of unsustainable health care spending, with an insurance system that leaves many with inadequate or no coverage at all, may avoid the many problems with Obamacare. But it’s hardly a solution.
  • Building Barricades Around Obamacare

    10/09/2013 7:00:44 AM PDT · by jfd1776 · 5 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | October 9, 2013 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Democrats keep saying "Obamacare is the law of the land; just accept it and stop trying to change it!" Never mind the fact that the Democrats have already changed it, again and again, by issuing over 1200 waivers and postponements for their cronies. Even though the law doesn’t make any provision for such waivers, the Democrats issue them at the drop of a hat to the politically connected, and reject any proposal for waivers for the rest of us. Nope, the rest of us can’t change it. They say that it is settled law, so we must accept it. But...
  • This Week’s Most Important Lesson

    10/04/2013 4:59:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | October 4, 2013 | Kurt Schlichter
    This week’s most important lesson does not involve the failure of Obamacare. There’s no lesson there. If you thought the government was capable of competently executing the roll-out of this abomination I have a timeshare deal you might want to buy into. The place overlooks a unicorn ranch; it’s awesome.This week’s most important lesson does not involve the so-called government shutdown. Calling the furloughing of a few glorified DMV clerks and the closing of parks to war heroes a “shutdown” is a total fraud. Don’t tease me – I want to see welfare cheats going EBTless, D.C. pencil-pushers lining Pennsylvania...
  • One Person Attends Obamacare Event

    08/05/2013 7:56:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies ^ | August 5, 2013 | Michael Schaus
    One. That’s how many people showed up for a pro-Obamacare event in Centerville, Virginia. And let’s face it: People didn’t miss the event because they were working. The ambivalence toward the implementation of Obamacare is evidenced throughout the nation, as the President’s left over campaigning apparatus – Organizing for Action – held a number of unattended Obamacare events this weekend. The event, reported by Politico, illustrated the growing displeasure with the President’s signature piece of legislation. When Congress returns from its recess in early September, there is bound to be extensive efforts to defund, postpone, or repeal the President’s clumsy...
  • The “Right Side Of History?” The Many Contradictions Of Our President And His Policies

    08/04/2013 7:19:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | August 4, 2013 | Austin Hill
    President Barack Obama told his fellow Democrats in Congress last week that “you’re on the right side of history” with respect to his policy ideas. So why aren’t congressional Democrats standing on Obama’s “side” as it pertains to Obamacare? The “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” (euphemistically referred to as “Obamacare”) health care reform law is being phased-in around the country, with approximately half of the states in the union setting-up insurance exchanges in compliance with the law and the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) gearing up to enforce the law. Yet a growing cadre of individuals and organizations that have...
  • Will Obamacare Hurt Jobs? It's Already Happening, Poll Finds

    06/19/2013 4:06:27 PM PDT · by MissesBush · 9 replies
    CNBC ^ | 06/19/13 | Dan Mangan
    <p>Small business owners' fear of the effect of the new health-care reform law on their bottom line is prompting many to hold off on hiring and even to shed jobs in some cases, a recent poll found.</p> <p>"We were startled because we know that employers were concerned about the Affordable Care Act and the effects it would have on their business, but we didn't realize the extent they were concerned, or that the businesses were being proactive to make sure the effects of the ACA actually were minimized," said attorney Steven Friedman of Littler Mendelson. His firm, which specializes in employment law, commissioned the Gallup poll.</p>
  • Obamacare Jiujitsu

    12/11/2012 4:25:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | December 11, 2012 | Chuck Norris
    The art of jiujitsu is to use an opponent's weight and strength to your advantage. I believe we can further choke the life out of Obamacare by using this martial art technique. Let me explain. Last week, I shared with you that while Republicans' power to repeal Obamacare has been thwarted by the president's re-election, all is not lost. Conservatives can still suffocate the federal monstrosity by supporting individual-to-state efforts to impede its funding and implementation. I noted how, just two weeks ago, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered a lower federal court to take up a lawsuit by the patriots...
  • House Repeal of Obamacare Is Way More Than Symbolic

    07/13/2012 4:47:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | July 13, 2012 | David Limbaugh
    So what about the GOP House vote to repeal that legislative monstrosity that masquerades under the misleading title of "Affordable Care Act"? Was the vote more than symbolic? Will the vote have any impact on the presidential and congressional races? What about the GOP proposals to replace Obamacare? A host presented those three questions, and I'd like to address them more thoroughly than the time permitted on television. I don't believe that the GOP repeal vote was merely symbolic, even though everyone knows that the obstructionist Democratic Senate, which hasn't produced a budget for more than 1,100 days, will...
  • Why We Won’t “Just Give Up Already” On ObamaCare

    07/11/2012 2:02:47 PM PDT · by Sark · 5 replies
    These days, the left is just about begging conservatives to surrender on repealing ObamaCare. Immediately after the Supreme Court’s controversial 5-4 ruling upholding its constitutionality, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Steve Israel insisted that, “…Republicans need to drop their partisan obstruction and move on.” President Obama agreed, stating firmly, “…the law I passed is here to stay. …We are moving forward.” A couple of recent polls show that a sizable fraction of the electorate sympathizes with the idea, including some independents. This has been a long fight, so that’s understandable. Let’s retrace where we’ve been. The bitter public debate over...
  • Supreme Court Health Care Decision Energizes Republicans, Tea Party

    06/30/2012 9:57:22 PM PDT · by Marcus · 11 replies
    Yahoo Voices ^ | 6/30/2012 | Mark R. Whittington
    Evidence is starting to pour in that suggests that while the Obama administration may have won the battle by having health care reform declared constitutional, it may have lost the war where it concerns the president being re-elected in the fall.

    03/26/2012 9:16:04 AM PDT · by geraldmcg · 2 replies · 3+ views ^ | 03/26/2012 |
    ObamaCare has a date with the United States Supreme Court this week, on its 2nd Anniversary of its signing. Republican US Senate candidate for the state of Pennsylvania, Sam Rohrer, is conducting a National Talk Show information campaign to draw attention to the foibles of the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. “Obama Care”) that President Obama signed the Obama Care law on March 23, 2010...
  • End Obamacare, don't mend it

    03/17/2012 2:18:52 PM PDT · by trappedincanuckistan · 15 replies · 2+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | March 16, 2012 | Steve King, Jim DeMint
    Every election, voters are told that this election is the most important of our lifetimes. In most elections, it’s not really true. In 2012, though, it probably is true, for one reason: Obamacare. Two years after a Democratic Congress and President Obama foisted onto the American people an unpopular trillion-dollar takeover of American health care, we know that Obamacare is, in fact, even more unpopular than before and that it will cost almost $2 trillion. The American people were told Obamacare would reduce health care costs, but premiums already are jumping. The American people were told they could keep their...
  • Pap smears? Mammograms? Prostate exams? Not under Obamacare

    03/16/2012 5:10:23 PM PDT · by Mustang Driver · 26 replies
    Charleston (WV) Daily Mail ^ | March 16, 2012 | Don Surber
    Slowly but surely the truth is coming out about Obamacare: Conservatives were right. Conservatives said Obamacare would cost trillions. Our intellectual and moral superiors on the left sneered. The CBO reported this week that Obamacare will cost nearly $1.8 trillion in the first 10 years alone — nearly double what Democrats said it would cost. And instead of reducing the deficit, Obamacare will increase the deficit. Conservatives said Obamacare would cost people their health insurance. Our intellectual and moral superiors on the left sneered. The CBO reported this week that Obamacare already has cost 4 million people their health insurance....
  • See, I Told You So: Obamacare Will Eliminate the Option of Employer-Provided Health Insurance

    03/16/2012 2:23:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies · 2+ views
    Rush ^ | March 16,2012 | Rush
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: We have a budget deficit that's $3.5 trillion higher than anybody thought. We have health care twice as expensive. And now, "As many as 20 million Americans could lose their employer-provided coverage because of Obama's health care reform law." You're not going to be able to keep your doctor, despite Obama saying you could. You're not going to be able to keep your plan, despite Obama saying you could. And now 20 million Americans are going to lose their employer-provided coverage. If I may say so, folks, this is not news to me. If I wanted, I'd...
  • Labor Dept. awards funds for N.C. health insurance

    01/17/2012 6:19:40 AM PST · by Miami Vice · 2 replies
    Legal News Line ^ | 1-17-12 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    Is the Obama administration trying to buy North Carolina into his electoral vote column The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has provided a $2 million National Emergency Grant supplemental award providing an estimated 1,175 additional jobless workers in North Carolina with partial premium payments for health insurance coverage. North Carolina qualified for the funds that were available from the economic stimulus passed by Congress in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The state has received a total of $6.2 million awarded to date. The number of jobless workers ...
  • Medicare fraud strike force nabs La. company

    01/17/2012 6:16:33 AM PST · by Miami Vice · 5 replies
    Legal News Line ^ | 1-16-12 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    The Department of Justice (DOJ) says an investigation by the Medicare Strike Force involving the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the FBI and the Louisiana State Attorney General's Office, resulted in two Baton Rouge residents pleading guilty for their role in a $21 million Medicare fraud plot. Henry Jones, the owner of four durable medical equipment (DME) companies, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge James J. Brady in the Middle District of Louisiana ...
  • NPR Spins ObamaCare's All-Time Unpopularity as Merely a 'Blip'

    11/30/2011 4:51:18 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Newsbusers ^ | 11/30/11 | Matthew Balan
    On Wednesday, NPR's resident ObamaCare booster Jule Rovner spotlighted the left-leaning Kaiser Family Foundation's latest tracking poll on the law. Rovner indicated that 51% unpopularity for the legislation in October was merely a "blip," and played up how "the public is still confused about what the law does and does not do, more than 18 months after its passage." The journalist led her November 30 item for NPR's "Shots" blog, "Health Law's Popularity Rises...Ever So Slightly," with her "blip" label. After briefly noting that "the federal Affordable Care Act still remains slightly more unpopular 44 percent) than popular (37 percent),"...
  • RomneyCare architect: Of course it’s the same as ObamaCare

    11/17/2011 1:01:14 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 11 replies
    Hot Air ^ | NOVEMBER 17, 2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Well, Jonathan Gruber would know, wouldn’t he? After all, he advised both Mitt Romney and Barack Obama on health-care reform. In an interview yesterday with Capital New York, Gruber vented his frustration with Romney, claiming that he’s lying about the differences between RomneyCare and ObamaCare:
  • New book reveals RomneyCare was model for health care reform [Obamacare] Read more:

    09/21/2011 8:32:45 PM PDT · by freespirited · 12 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09/21/11 | Matt Lewis
    Ron Suskind’s controversial new book, “Confidence Men” reveals how President Barack Obama came to embrace “RomneyCare” as a model of reform.For example, it reveals that in a memo to President Obama concerning potential health care reform options, White House chief health care official Nancy-Ann DeParle, directed Obama’s attention to the only working model for reform in the country: Massachusetts, whose health care overhaul bill passed in 2005 under a brokered deal between then-governor Mitt Romney and the state’s Democratic legislature.” (p. 262) Suskind goes on to demonstrate that President Obama, who previously had not embraced the individual mandate, was...
  • ObamaCare's March Madness

    03/07/2011 4:27:21 PM PST · by MissesBush · 2 replies
    Last year, President Obama gave Congress an arbitrary deadline to pass his health-care takeover legislation before the Easter recess at the end of March. This forced lawmakers to hurry their votes on a deeply flawed bill that very few of them had read. Worse, many made false promises to secure final passage. We're already seeing ObamaCare's madness in its first year of implementation, which is why the American people continue to call for defunding, repealing and replacing it with more sensible reforms. Here are a few examples of the mayhem. • More than half the states—28 and counting—are challenging the...
  • House bans funding for healthcare reform law, Planned Parenthood

    02/18/2011 12:13:49 PM PST · by Palmetto Patriot · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/18/2011 | Julian Pecquet
    The House on Friday voted largely along party lines to prohibit funding for the healthcare reform law and eliminate funding for family planning. In a quick succession of two-minute votes, the House adopted three amendments to their stop-gap budget bill that eliminate healthcare reform funding through the end of the fiscal year. The House also approved, 240-185, an amendment barring federal Title X family planning grants that was aimed squarely at Planned Parenthood.
  • Dems abandoning ObamaCare and Jim Webb is not one of them

    02/16/2011 1:45:57 PM PST · by IndePundit · 4 replies
    New York Post ^ | 2/9/11 |
    Kind of late but four Senate Democrats are already looking for ways to kill a key funding provision at the heart of the program.
  • Medicare official doubts health care law savings

    01/26/2011 2:05:11 PM PST · by MissesBush · 5 replies
    AP/Yahoo News ^ | 01/26/11 | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
    WASHINGTON – Two of the central promises of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul law are unlikely to be fulfilled, Medicare's independent economic expert told Congress on Wednesday. The landmark legislation probably won't hold costs down, and it won't let everybody keep their current health insurance if they like it, Chief Actuary Richard Foster told the House Budget Committee. His office is responsible for independent long-range cost estimates. Foster's assessment came a day after Obama in his State of the Union message told lawmakers that he's open to improvements in the law, but unwilling to rehash the health care debate...
  • The Great Blue Dog Flip Flop

    01/21/2011 8:33:18 AM PST · by craigedwards · 7 replies ^ | 1/21/2011 | Craig Edwards
    When Obamacare passed Congress in 2010, 39 so called ‘Blue Dog’ House Democrats voted against the bill. Only 13 of which survived re-election in the 2010 Mid-Terms. When the 112th Congress voted on repealing Obamacare (HR.2), only Rep. Dan Boren (OK-2), Rep. Mike McIntyre (NC-7), and Rep. Mike Ross (AR-4) voted to repeal. The remaining 10 instead voted instead to keep Obamacare intact.
  • House Vote To Repeal More Than Symbolic

    01/20/2011 3:42:49 PM PST · by lancer256 · 5 replies ^ | 01/20/10 | david limbaugh
    Time will tell, but I reject the somewhat cynical view that the House Republicans' vote to repeal Obamacare is purely symbolic. I think it's quite significant. We are engaged in a war to save our nation from crippling debt and systematic assaults on our Constitution and our liberties and to preserve our prosperity. No setback has to become a permanent defeat. But neither will any victory remain secure, for the forces working against us are tireless and relentless. No matter how many times history has proved socialism disastrous, there will always be those promoting it, as if the past never...
  • Health Reform by the Numbers

    01/19/2011 6:32:05 PM PST · by Still Thinking · 19 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | January 19, 2011 | Suzy Khimm
    As Republicans seek to repeal health care reform, they have assaulted "Obamacare" as a job-killing, freedom-crushing behemoth that's pushed the country onto the path to socialism. In order to defend their landmark legislative achievement, Democrats, meanwhile, have tried to highlight the bill's most popular provisions, ones that have already gone into effect. "We can either talk about abstraction, or we can talk about real people," said Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas), at a hearing on Tuesday, where Democrats invited ordinary citizens to testify about how health reform has helped them personally. "None of us did a good enough job" explaining the...
  • Sheila Jackson Lee: Health Care Law Repeal Unconstitutional Based on 5th and 14th Amendments

    01/19/2011 12:09:32 PM PST · by iowaguy1972 · 31 replies
    Caffeinated Thoughts ^ | 1/19/10 | Shane Vander Hart
    Yesterday Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) took to the House floor in opposition to House Resolution 2, the Repealing the Job Killing Health Care Law Act. Arguing the unconstitutionality of the repeal she said:
  • ObamaCare Nightmare - 310 Lies & Broken Promises

    01/12/2011 5:47:21 PM PST · by Peter Andrew Conservative · 1 replies ^ | 1/12/10 | Peter Andrew
    We thought it would be helpful to compile a single article listing all of the broken promises, lies, flip-flops and scandals related to the Healthcare Reform Bill, the ObamaCare Nightmare, in one place. From his first healthcare lie... Obama’s Big Fat Trillion Lie – War on Fat People 12/13/2007 – From “Obama: “If we went back to the obesity rates that existed in 1980, that would save the Medicare system a trillion dollars.” ...if obesity rates returned to “rates that existed in 1980? they would be cut in half, and that in turn would imply that Medicare and Medicaid...
  • The 2010 "Lie" of the Year Goes To...

    12/17/2010 6:25:10 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 1 replies · 1+ views
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 12-17-10 | Jared H. McAndersen
    Author's note to moderator(s): This post has been pulled twice for "not linking to the original source." A mistake has been made...TWICE! I promise you it links to the original source!!!!!!!!! Please see the line at the end of the blockquote "Read the rest at PolitiFact." The link is there!!! Twice now! If there is a concern this post doesn't promote conservatism I beg you to actually read it!!! Note how "lie" is in quotes, I'm mocking Politifact!!! The link to the original url the analysis of the article comes from is in the usual place up top (The Looking...
  • Griftopia: Bubble Machines, Vampire Squids, and the Long Con That Is Breaking America

    11/13/2010 9:20:29 PM PST · by AZLiberty · 2 replies · 4+ views
    Amazon ^ | November 2, 2010 | Matt Taibbi
    I was intrigued by this recent seven-minute NPR interview with Matt Taibbi, the author of Griftopia: Bubble Machines, Vampire Squids, and the Long Con That Is Breaking America. The Griftopia link to takes you to a Google preview of the book, which includes this (written before the most recent election): Voters who throw their emotional weight into elections they know deep down inside won't produce real change in their lives are also indulging in a kind of fantasy. That's why voters still dream of politicians whose primary goal is to effectively govern and maintain a thriving first world society with...
  • John Boehner's "GobGop" Plan to Sell Out the Tea Party in 2013. It Will Begin in January 2011.

    11/06/2010 9:38:01 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 61 replies
    Gary North's Specific Answers ^ | November 6, 2010 | Gary North
    First, you must understand that Boehner is a GobGop: a Good Old Boy of the Grand Old Party. The GobGops' goal is to keep the present system funded by the Bigs: Big Business, Big Pharma, Big Oil, and Big Banking. If you do not understand this, then you are as naive as a Democrat who thinks Obama speaks for The Common Man.Boehner shilled for Hank Paulson and Goldman Sachs by begging the Republicans to vote for the $750+ billion Big Bank Bailout in 2008. Watch his emotional performance here. "We just have to do it!" No, they didn't. Ron Paul...
  • Pence: Supreme Court Will Decide Constitutionality Of Health Reform (audio)

    10/08/2010 9:44:40 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 22 replies · 1+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | October 8, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    "It's going to the Supreme Court, and the Supreme Court's going to decide whether or not the Constitution of the United States permits the government to order the American people to purchase goods or services, whether they want them or need them or not," Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) said. (source WLS-AM)
  • Hospice, Living Wills, Futile Care: Hospice, Hospitals & Nursing Homes Have License To Kill

    10/06/2010 8:26:21 AM PDT · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 18 replies
    ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE ^ | 10/5/2010 | Daniel T. Zanoza
    If you think the story I'm about to tell you sounds sensational, it is. If you think the information provided in this column sounds unbelievable, unfortunately, it is not. The fact of the matter is: America's health care system has gone far beyond the madness demonstrated by Dr. Jack Kevorkian who was convicted of murder in 1999. "Dr. Death" Kevorkian received a sentence of 10 to 25 years for the role he played in a nine-year crusade which led to the deaths of over 130 human beings. Many hospitals and nursing homes are now the new "killing fields" in America,...
  • Is GOP "Pledge" A Direct Descendant Of Tea Party "Contract?"

    09/24/2010 12:02:56 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    FOX News ^ | September 23, 2010 | Jake Gibson
    STERLING, Va. -- House Republicans came to TART Lumber in suburban Washington, D.C. Thursday to unveil their "Pledge to America," a sweeping conservative agenda that calls for reigning in federal spending, permanently extending all of the Bush tax cuts and repealing President Obama's democratically passed health care reform law. Republicans are hoping the document serves as a rallying call for conservatives to get out the vote this fall and propel them back into the majority in the House of Representatives. "The Pledge" also gives us a preview of the issues Republicans would push should they succeed in their efforts. Although...
  • Andy Griffith's Popularity Nose Dives Over Support for Health Care Reform

    09/10/2010 4:19:48 AM PDT · by Marcus · 47 replies
    Associated Content ^ | September 9th, 2010 | Mark R. Whittington
    The acrimony surrounding health care reform, stoked up to white hotness as the 2010 midterm elections draw nigh, seems to have claimed another victim, albeit an odd one: Andy Griffith, the long-living television and film star.
  • Health Care Reform to Cause Insurance Premium Hikes

    09/09/2010 3:54:32 AM PDT · by Marcus · 6 replies
    Associated Content ^ | September 8th, 2010 | Mark R. Whittington
    According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, those who buy health insurance as individuals or through a small business are about to be socked with huge premium increases, ironically as a result of efforts to make health care reform more palatable.
  • Health Care Reform Has Endangered the Democratic Majority

    08/31/2010 4:37:53 PM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies ^ | August 31, 2010 | Jay Cost
    This Politico piece by Jim VandeHei, Alex Isenstadt, and Mike Allen got a lot of play last week: Top Democrats are growing markedly more pessimistic about holding the House, privately conceding that the summertime economic and political recovery they were banking on will not likely materialize by Election Day. In conversations with more than two dozen party insiders, most of whom requested anonymity to speak candidly about the state of play, Democrats in and out of Washington say they are increasingly alarmed about the economic and polling data they have seen in recent weeks. They no longer believe the jobs...
  • Cuccinelli blasts 'utterly destructive'Obama policies during Fredericksburg visit

    08/31/2010 12:34:21 PM PDT · by freespirited · 10 replies
    Fredericksburg Freelance Star ^ | 08/31/10 | Bill Freehling
    Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli will continue to challenge what he calls the “utterly destructive” and “invasive, oppressive” policies of an overstepping federal government. “States created the federal government, not the other way around,” Cuccinelli said to applause this morning at a Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce breakfast event. About 75 people, mostly business and elected leaders, came to the Fredericksburg Country Club today for the Republican attorney general’s 40-minute address. Cuccinelli has been aggressively challenging the policies of the Obama administration since being sworn in as the state’s attorney general in January. He compared the administration to the British...
  • How to order a pizza after Obama Care

    08/22/2010 8:39:39 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    Youtube ^ | July 31, 2009 | ConservativeChannel1
    How to order a pizza after Obama Care
  • Social Security Benefits Will Be Used By Obama In Attempt To Buy Back Votes Of Angry Seniors

    08/19/2010 8:08:20 AM PDT · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 15 replies ^ | August 19, 2010 | Daniel T. Zanoza
    With one swipe of his pen, President Barack Obama signed into law a health care reform bill that will cut Medicare's budget by $500 billion over the next ten years. In addition, late in the first year of his presidency, Social Security recipients received a letter notifying them that they would not be receiving a Cost Of Living Adjustment (COLA) starting January 2010. Since this announcement, there are reports seniors and the disabled will not receive a COLA for two years or more beyond the current year. Yes, the Dept. of Labor's statistics, gleamed from the Consumer Price Index (CPI),...
  • Obama’s Student-Loan Takeover

    07/31/2010 5:42:04 PM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 17 replies · 2+ views
    HumanEvents ^ | 07/31/2010 | Roger Hedgecock
    Obama's healthcare "reform" legislation included a federal takeover of the college student-loan business. 

Obama touted this aspect of "reform" as a way to save $68 billion over the next 11 years. The savings would go to pay for expanded Pell Grants for low-income students and to help low-income graduates pay back their student loans.

But more is going on here than the standard Obama redistributionist impulse. Student loans have become a weapon to attack and control private colleges.

 Federal government involvement in student loans dates from the Higher Education Act of 1965. Federal interest-rate subsidies made loans to "qualifying" students more...
  • Mama can't find a doctor, and other fallout from new Democratic legislation

    07/24/2010 7:31:13 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 34 replies · 1+ views
    Southern Political Report ^ | July 22, 2010 | Matt Towery
    And I've had my first eye-opener. Like everyone of their generation, my parents automatically qualify for Medicare. Soon after the new health care bill passed, their personal physician retired. When they set about looking for a new one, they kept hearing the same refrain: "We are no longer accepting new patients." Why? Because while Congress fashioned a massive -- and massively expensive -- new health care program, they have also allowed Medicare reimbursements to physicians to be reduced. Many seniors have physicians who are their contemporaries because they've been under their care for many years. As these older physicians retire,...
  • Changes to HSAs are nothing to sneeze at

    07/09/2010 11:08:36 AM PDT · by HushTX · 3 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Vex ^ | 07/09/2010 | Devon W
    The economic benefits Health Savings Accounts (HSA) have on society as a whole are very complicated and outside the scope of this blog. What really matters to the average person is that you can have part of your paycheck deposited into your HSA without it being taxed. That means more money for medical expenses, a reliable and secure means of covering medical treatments, and the confidence that comes with such stability. Many people who use HSAs do so in order to save up for future medical procedures. It is not uncommon for a family to put money into an HSA...
  • Penalty for Individuals Without Health Insurance After 2013

    07/06/2010 4:06:28 PM PDT · by Busywhiskers · 6 replies
    The Billups Company CPA's Inc. ^ | July 6, 2010 | Stephen Ashby
    One of the most controversial provisions of the Obama health care reform legislation is the individual health care mandate. This is a requirement that individuals maintain essential health care insurance coverage beginning in 2014 or face an excise tax enforced by the Internal Revenue Service. This provision has already spawned numerous court challenges by individual states challenging whether the federal government has the constitutional authority to compel Americans to buy something they may not want to buy.
  • Senate Passes, Pelosi Reject `Doc Fix`

    06/20/2010 7:15:04 PM PDT · by DBCJR · 12 replies
    Coosa Valley News ^ | 06-20-2010
    The Senate passed a bill which would fund the 21% increase of physician Medicare reimbursement on Friday, but House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi rejected the bill, making it unlikely to pass. Republicans have wanted the so-called `doc fix` to be funded through cutting other spending. Friday`s bill took this approach. However, Pelosi called it a `great disappointment` and saw `no reason to pass` it. The previous `doc fix` bill ran out June 1st, but the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has held off paying doctors the lower amount. On Friday, CMS ordered that the payments be made at...