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  • Catholic-owned company wins 'final victory' against HHS mandate

    03/17/2015 2:58:24 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    cna ^ | March 17, 2015
    The Newland family, owners of Hercules Industries, who won a permanent injunction against the HHS mandate March 16, 2015. Photo courtesy of Alliance Defending Freedom. Denver, Colo., Mar 17, 2015 / 02:51 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A Catholic-owned company’s victory in its fight against a federal mandate to cover drugs and procedures that violate Catholic moral teaching shows the importance of putting God first, one of its co-owners has said.  “Oftentimes businesses can feel that their direction is dictated by market conditions, to which they must be reactive,” William Newland, a co-owner of Hercules Industries, told CNA March 17. “This final...
  • Touchdown! Notre Dame Scores Big on HHS Mandate at Supreme Court

    03/10/2015 2:26:27 PM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    NC Register ^ | March 9, 2015 | MATT HADRO/CNA/EWTN NEWS
    WASHINGTON —  In a potentially groundbreaking decision, the U.S. Supreme Court nullified a federal court ruling against the University of Notre Dame on the HHS contraception mandate and sent it back for reconsideration by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. The university is “gratified” by the decision, said its vice president of public affairs and communications, Paul Browne. Notre Dame officials had requested the case be remanded by the court in light of the Hobby Lobby decision last June. “Notre Dame continues to challenge the federal mandate as an infringement on our fundamental right to the free exercise of our...
  • Sharyl Attkisson: Hillary's Personal Email Use Part of Pattern

    03/04/2015 9:51:18 PM PST · by george76 · 32 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 04 Mar 2015 | Sean Piccoli
    We know that under this administration, high-ranking officials in various federal agencies have claimed that they didn't understand or had reasons not to follow federal law that requires certain sorts of record retention," including for official email correspondence, said Attkisson, "This has happened, I believe, at the IRS, with HHS," she said, citing the agencies accused, respectively, of targeting politically conservative PACs ... Attkisson, an independent journalist formerly with CBS News, said that while working on a story about the ACA's online insurance marketplace, HealthCare.gov, she has learned that one official "was specifically told, 'Don't email things; we...
  • HHS Will Require Caretakers of Unaccompanied Children to Provide Abortion-Inducing Drugs

    02/24/2015 11:41:10 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | February 20, 2015 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) is advancing federal regulations that require federally funded organizations caring for illegal alien minors who are in the United States without their parents (Unaccompanied Children or UC) and who may have been sexually abused access to emergency contraception services. Emergency contraception includes abortion-inducing drugs. These care providers currently include Catholic and other faith-based organizations that oppose abortion, according to the Center for Family and Human Rights or C-FAM, a Catholic advocacy group. The Interim Final Rule was published in the Federal Register on Dec. 24,...
  • No, Mr. President, Obamacare Isnt Working

    02/23/2015 5:02:05 AM PST · by rootin tootin · 8 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 2/23/2015 | David Catron
    Last week, the White House took to Twitter for purposes of publicizing its latest Obamacare enrollment blarney. Far more informative than the tweets fictitious sign-up numbers was the schmaltzy video to which it was linked. Staged in the Oval Office, this one-act farce features a simpering HHS Secretary briefing our Thespian in Chief, who then delivers the following soliloquy: The Affordable Care Act is working. Its working better than we anticipated. Its certainly working a lot better than many of the critics talked about early on. In Obamas 27-word script, working appears three times. The President doth protest too much,...
  • HHS Pushes Church Talking Points, Bulletins to Promote Obamacare

    02/15/2015 10:12:05 AM PST · by NYer · 12 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | February 15, 2015 | Jeryl Bier
    In an effort to sign up as many consumers as possible for insurance under the Affordable Care Act (or Obamacare), the Obama administration has gone to extraordinary lengths to partner with churches and other faith-based groups, even publishing sample church bulletin inserts, flyers, and scripts for announcements, as well as "talking points." These materials are part of the "SecondSunday& Faith Weekend of Action Toolkit,"which is available on thewebsiteof the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).From the beginning, HHS has sought to develop partnerships with faith-based organizations to promote theObamacare. This "toolkit" has been available since 2013. However, the details...
  • Death Panels: New 29-Point Checklist Determines if Elderly Person May Die in 30 Days

    02/13/2015 10:44:40 AM PST · by wagglebee · 28 replies
    Life News ^ | 2/13/15 | Texas Right to Life
    Obamacares shoddy implementation doesnt even begin to scratch the surface of its great evil, reported Breitbart late last year, referring to the healthcare rationing that is insidiously hidden within the pages of the evasive law. Perhaps the most alarming criterion of healthcare rationing found in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the plans death panel language.Democrats vehemently denied that death panels would play a role in the ACA, but the law itself states that doctors will be paid to have discussions with patients about living wills, advance directives, and end-of-life options.Killing patients whose perceived utility is declining is not exclusively...
  • Obama Targets Medicare Advantage, Again

    02/10/2015 5:21:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 9, 2015 | Neil McCabe
    In his march towards total government control of American lives, President Barack Obama strikes at Medicare Advantage, or Medicare Part D, in his new budget released Feb. 2 for fiscal year 2016. The Budget proposes to give the Secretary of HHS the authority to negotiate drug prices for biologics and high-cost drugs in Medicare Part D to help ensure access to and affordability of these treatments, according to Investing in America's Future, the White House's FY 2016 budget narrative. This proposal is one of a range of potential solutions to address these growing costs, and the administration looks forward to...
  • House agenda skips abortion, border bills

    01/30/2015 6:47:44 PM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    hill.com ^ | January 29, 2015, | Cristina Marcos
    The House vote next week to repeal ObamaCare in full will include a critical difference this time: instructions for committees to develop a GOP healthcare reform alternative. The announcement came as part of a February memo from House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) to Republicans outlining the next month's agenda. Absent from the list are contentious bills on abortion and immigration. [Read the memo below.] Next week's ObamaCare vote will be the fourth stand-alone, full-scale repeal vote in the last four years. The vote will serve as an opportunity for the new House GOP freshmen who pledged to repeal the...
  • BOMBSHELL: IRS Has Active Contract For MILLIONS With Company HHS FIRED Over Botched Healthcare.gov

    01/22/2015 1:07:10 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 22, 2015 | Richard Pollock
    Seven months after federal officials fired CGI Federal for its botched work on Obamacare website Healthcare.gov, the IRS awarded the same company a $4.5 million IT contract for its new Obamacare tax program. CGI is a $10.5 billion Montreal-based company that has forever been etched into the publics mind as the company behind the bungled Obamacare main website. After facing a year of embarrassing failures, federal officials finally pulled the plug on the company and terminated CGIs contract in January 2014. Yet on Aug. 11, seven months later, IRS officials signed a new contract with CGI to provide critical functions...
  • HHS secretary uses MLK Day speech to shill Obamacare at Al Sharpton event

    01/19/2015 11:55:12 AM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1/19/15 | Jessica Chasma
    Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell promoted Obamacare in the spirit of Dr. King on Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, during a breakfast hosted by Al Sharpton. African-Americans have the lowest life expectancy of any other race in this country, Ms. Burwell said in a speech to the National Action Network, The Hill reported. But thanks to the Affordable Care Act, she said, 7.8 million African-Americans with private insurance now have access to expanded preventative services with no cost sharing. Ms. Burwells speech comes as HHS ramps up its efforts to insure people ahead of next months
  • Like Your Doctor, Keep Your Doctor Wasnt the Only Obamacare Lie

    01/15/2015 2:14:04 PM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jan 14, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien |
    Politifact was right to name President Obamas If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor proclamation as its 2013 Lie of the Year. Yet, they missed out on another whopper of a fib a few years earlier in 2009. At the Heritage Foundations Conservative Policy Summit in Washington, DC on Tuesday, Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), a pro-life warrior who has been involved in the movement for 42 years, exposed President Obamas misleading statement about his signature legislation: On Sept 9, 2009 in a joint session of Congress, Obama said in his health care reform, under our plan, no...
  • Planned Parenthood closing Battle Creek clinic at end of January; Obamacare cited as factor

    01/13/2015 8:33:07 PM PST · by Morgana · 17 replies
    Mlive ^ | January 13, 2015 | Julie Mack |
    KALAMAZOO, MI -- Planned Parenthood Mid and South Michigan is closing its Battle Creek clinic, citing "increasing competition and declining patient demand" as a result of the Affordable Care Act. The last day of operation will be Jan. 31. Spokeswoman Desiree Cooper said the need for Planned Parenthood's health-care services has declined because of the ACA, which has greatly improved access to subsidized contraceptives and women's health-care services. The ACA requires insurances plan to provide women with an annual physical and contraceptives without a deductible or co-pay. That means women who formerly were reliant on Planned Parenthood for services and...
  • HHS execs doing good and living large, flying first class around the world(funded by Boehner)

    01/10/2015 4:03:23 PM PST · by bestintxas · 16 replies
    foxnews ^ | 1/10/15 | Luke Rosiak
    Helping America's poor, aged and sick is the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' reason for being, but hundreds of its top officials are traveling in style and luxury at taxpayer expense. Records obtained by the Washington Examiner under the Freedom of Information Act show that HHS executives spent $31 million taking 7,000 first class and business class flights between 2009 and 2013, including 253 trips for which a one-way ticket cost more than $15,000. Half the records listed the price of a coach ticket for comparison. For that portion alone, the upgrade boosted the cost by almost $14...
  • Obamacare on Track to Beat Enrollment Targets

    12/23/2014 3:17:46 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    National Journal ^ | December 23, 2014 | BY SAM BAKER
    Obamacare is easily on track to beat the administration's enrollment targets, with more than 6 million people already signed up for coverage. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell said Tuesday that 6.4 million people have either selected new plans or automatically renewed their coverage. The 6.4 million people who selected plans through the federally run exchanges include about 1.9 million new customers. The rest are current customers who either automatically renewed their coverage or shopped for a new plan. People who automatically renew their policies are at risk for some of the biggest out-of-pocket premium increases anywhere in...
  • D.C. Mayor, Attorney General: New Abortion Mandate Likely Unconstitutional

    12/19/2014 5:23:49 PM PST · by Morgana · 1 replies
    Cardinal Newman Society ^ | December 18, 2014, | cns staff
    Yesterdays vote by the Council of the District of Columbia to approve a bill banning even religious organizations from discriminating against employees for their reproductive health practicesincluding abortionlikely violates the Constitution and federal law, warned the D.C. mayor and attorney general weeks before the final vote. The Councils disregard for Mayor Vincent Grays significant legal concerns increases the possibility that he may veto the legislation, which also may be halted by Congress if it can get President Obamas signature on the repeal. Todays approval of this draconian bill confirms the D.C. Councils intentional persecution of religious educators and other employers...
  • Washington D.C. Passes Bill to Force Pro-Life Groups to Hire Abortion Activists

    12/18/2014 9:10:31 AM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | 12/18/14 | Sarah Torre
    Yesterday, the Council of the District of Columbia passed a bill that could force employers in the nations capital to cover elective abortions in their health plans and require even pro-life organizations to hire individuals who oppose their views on abortion. The bill will now go to Mayor Vincent Gray for approval. This latest attempt to violate the freedom of individuals in the District should spur Congress to better protect the conscience rights for all Americans. The Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Act, specifically prohibits employers from discriminating in compensation, terms, conditions or privileges of employment on the basis of an individuals...
  • D.C. Considers Bill That Could Force Pro-Life Organizations to Pay for Abortion Coverage

    12/17/2014 11:37:39 AM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    daily signal ^ | December 17, 2014 | Sarah Torre
    oday, the Council of the District of Columbia will consider a bill that could force employers in the nations capital to cover elective abortions in their health plans and require even pro-life organizations to hire individuals who oppose their views on abortion. This latest attempt to violate the freedom of individuals in the District should spur Congress to better protect the conscience rights for all Americans. The Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Act, would specifically prohibit employers from discriminating in compensation, terms, conditions or privileges of employment on the basis of an individuals reproductive health decision making including the termination of...
  • Obamacare and Eugenics

    12/16/2014 8:52:36 AM PST · by Morgana · 14 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 12.15.14 | David Catron
    he scariest words uttered during Jonathan Grubers recent appearance before the House Oversight Committee were positive selection. They were read aloud by Republican Rep. Thomas Massie, from a 1997 paper the professor co-authored concerning abortion. The opus in question made the Congressman uneasy because of the following passage: By 1993 all cohorts under the age 19 were born under legalized abortion and we estimate steady state savings of $1.6 billion per year from positive selection. Rep. Massie asked the professor what was meant by positive selection. This question was evidently not anticipated in Grubers pre-testimony coaching, so he became evasive....
  • Pro-Life Advocates Skeptical That Spending Bill Will Lead to Obamacare Abortion Transparency

    12/15/2014 1:38:41 PM PST · by Morgana
    Christian Post ^ | December 12, 2014 | Samuel Smith
    Protesters against President Obama's HHS mandate requiring religious institutions provide contraception and abortion related services through health insurance hold signs outside City Hall in Cincinnati, Ohio, March 23, 2012. Although a federal funding bill the House passed on Thursday includes language urging the Department of Health and Human Services to ensure Obamacare's federal health exchange provides consumers with transparency on which plans include a separate elective abortion surcharge, pro-life advocates are skeptical that HHS will actually listen to Congress. Pro-lifers in the House sought to include in the CRomnibus appropriations bill, which would keep the federal government funded through next...
  • GRUBER'S HHS CONTRACT (factcheck.org excerpt)

    12/13/2014 6:16:00 AM PST · by Liz · 23 replies
    factcheck.org ^ | November 21, 2014 | Lori Robertson
    EXCERPT Gruber was hired by the Department of Health and Human Services for a one-year contract to provide technical assistance in evaluating options for national healthcare reform, as a Feb. 25, 2009, federal job posting indicates. The posting said he was uniquely qualified for the position not only because of his expertise in health economics but his proprietary statistically sophisticated micro-simulation model that could determine the impact of changes in health care policy. Grubers consultancy work wasnt made public until it was reported in early January 2010. Fox News then reported that Gruber was paid almost $400,000 for the contract,...
  • 7-Eleven to Serve up ObamaCare

    12/12/2014 1:55:35 PM PST · by Morgana · 22 replies
    Independent Women's Forum ^ | December 12 2014 | staff
    After grabbing a Slurpee and hot dog, 7-Eleven patrons may pick up some government-sponsored healthcare messages, too. The Administration just announced a partnership that allows them to promote ObamaCare on sales receipts. Building on partnerships with shopping malls and other hot spots for the young and uninsured, the Department of Health and Human Services announced a partnership with PayNearMe, an electronic payment processing system that allows businesses to process cash payments for those who dont have access to banks. 7-Eleven is one such store that will now allow PayNearMe receipts to include a plug for healthcare.gov at the bottom of...
  • Grubers nemesis called his paper on abortion creepy

    12/12/2014 12:30:23 PM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    life dynamics ^ | December 12, 2014 | life dynamics
    Kentucky Representative Thomas Massie, who recently questioned ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber about a paper he wrote which discussed how the government had saved billions of dollars by targeting abortion to the poor, is calling the paper creepy and based in eugenics. Thomas Massie Gruber Nemesis In a December 9, 2014 hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, about enrollment issues with the Affordable Care Act, Jonathan Gruber, a former consultant and adviser during the law’s creation, apologized for comments he made in which he called voters stupid and said the controversial law was passed because voters did not...
  • This Pastor, Father of Four Adopted Children, is Being Forced to Pay for Abortions

    12/11/2014 8:23:07 PM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | 12/11/14 | Kelsey Harkness
    For 36 years, Jim Garlow didnt know his first adopted child was the result of a rape. But after his wife Carol lost a six-year battle with cancer last year, their daughter, Janie, went in search of her birth mother. In succeeding, Janie also discovered the horrific circumstances of her own conception. The story spurs Jim Garlow, a pastor in California, to fight a state mandate that his churchs employee health plan pay for elective abortions. When Janies birth mother was a freshman in high school, two senior boys asked her to go to the movies. Instead, they took her...
  • New Record: Poll Shows 58 Percent Want Obamacare Repealed

    12/11/2014 6:34:11 AM PST · by Morgana · 16 replies
    Townhall ^ | Dec 11, 2014 | Katie Pavlich |
    According to a brand new Fox News poll, a record 58 percent of Americans want to see Obamacare repealed. Further, Americans believe deception was used by Obama administration officials to pass the law in 2010. The poll includes a hypothetical vote question that asks people to choose between only two options: keeping ObamaCare in place and repealing it. A 58-percent majority would vote to repeal the law, while 38 percent would keep it. Thats up from 53 percent a year ago -- and a record high number backing repeal (and a record low number in favor of leaving it in...
  • ObamaCare Is Funneling Billions To Defense Contractors

    12/10/2014 4:16:44 PM PST · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    Investors.com ^ | December 10, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Health Overhaul: Jonathan Gruber isn't the only one who got rich off ObamaCare. Several big government contractors are raking in megabucks to help the government take over the nation's health care system. Gruber made news when it came to light that the Obama administration had paid the stupid-American-calling MIT economist roughly $400,000 to help build ObamaCare, and several states paid him big bucks as well to build their exchanges. But this is just the tip of the ObamaCare bonanza. In the last fiscal year, Health and Human Services spent $21 billion on contracts with private firms. That's more than it...
  • Gruber confirms eugenics plot of abortion detailed in Maafa21

    12/10/2014 12:08:52 PM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    life dynamics ^ | December 10, 2014 | Mark Crutcher
    Now we have not one, but two, radical, high-profile, godless abortion supporters, confirming what we documented in Maafa 21. In 2009, we released Maafa 21 a 2 hour documentary in which we proved that the legalization of abortion had nothing to do with womens rights, or choice, or reproductive freedom or any of the other sales pitches you hear from the abortion lobby. The truth is, abortion was legalized as an instrument of eugenics and racial genocide. M21 New Business Cards 2013 Ironically, within a few months after we released Maafa21, the most radical abortion enthusiast on the U.S....
  • Little Sisters: Don't Let ObamaCare Stop Our Ministry

    12/10/2014 11:00:37 AM PST · by raptor22 · 5 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 10, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Law: If there really is a "war on women," it's being waged against a group of nuns who seek to honor their call to serve the dying poor without being compelled to provide contraception coverage to those who help them. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver heard oral arguments Monday in the lawsuit by the Little Sisters of the Poor challenging the ObamaCare abortion-inducing drug mandate that threatens religious liberty. The case of the feisty nuns challenges a bizarre "accommodation" offered by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHS). Under its proposal, the Little Sisters can fill...
  • Congressman Slams Obamacare Architect for Saying Poor People Need Abortions to Save Money

    12/09/2014 2:11:11 PM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Life News ^ | 12/9/14 | Steven Ertelt
    A pro-life Republican congressman grilled the architect of Obamacare today and questioned him over statements he made essentially saying that poor people need abortions in order to save money. gruber2Gruber once argued that abortion has helped improve our nations economy and social environment. In a paper he helped write in May 1997 for the National Bureau of Economic Research, Gruber and two fellow writers suggested that abortion has helped save the nation money and social woes. Here is one of their must infuriating excerpts: We find evidence of sizeable positive selection: the average living circumstances of cohorts of children born...
  • Little Sisters in court: Don't stop our ministry of serving the dying poor

    12/09/2014 10:00:11 AM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    Angelus News ^ | December 9, 2014 | Mary Rezac
    Home News National Little Sisters in court: Don't stop our ministry of serving the dying poor By Mary Rezac December 9, 2014 - Catholic News Agency Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on pinterest_share Share on email Share on print More Sharing Services5 Mother Loraine Maguire and the Little Sisters of the Poor outside the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. Credit: Mary Rezac/CNA. The Little Sisters of the Poor asked an appeals court Monday to shield them from the federal contraception mandate, saying that it threatens their 175 years of service to the poor and dying. As...
  • Awkward: HuffPo realizes that maybe Obamacare causes doctor shortages after all

    12/08/2014 4:52:26 PM PST · by Morgana · 23 replies
    Twitcy ^ | December 8, 2014 | Twitchy Staff
    Earlier this year, the Huffington Post published a Kaiser Health News story scoffing at the notion that Obamacare could make it more difficult for patients to see primary care physicians: TWEETS ON LINK But, as tweeter @back_ttys has found, HuffPo should be feeling pretty foolish right about now: TWEETS ON LINK Whoops!
  • Little Sisters of the Poor Tell Court: Dont Let Obama Force Us to Comply With Abortion Mandate

    12/08/2014 9:24:41 AM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    life news ^ | 12/8/14 | Steven Ertelt
    A Catholic religious order, the Little Sisters of the Poor, will appear before a federal appeals court today to tell it to protect their religious liberties and prevent the Obama administration from making them comply with Obamacares abortion mandate. The mandate compels religious groups to pay for birth control and drugs that may cause abortions. Without relief, the Little Sisters face millions of dollars in IRS fines because they cannot comply with the governments mandate that they give their employees free access to contraception, sterilization, and abortion-inducing drugs. Previously, the U.S. Supreme Court temporarily protected the Little Sisters from the...
  • Obama Lawless Amnesty Costs Exposed (Weekly Update)

    12/06/2014 10:08:52 AM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 5, 2014 | Tom Fitton
    Obama Lawless Amnesty Costs Exposed Congress AWOL? Exposed: Holder Uses Tax Dollars to Attack the Police Judicial Watch Fighting Against Disparate Impact Discrimination in Texas Obama Lawless Amnesty Costs Exposed Congress AWOL? Despite all the budgetary pressure impacting vital programs of importance to the American people, the Obama administration apparently feels theres still plenty of money to go around for illegal aliens. Thats what we learned back on September 9, 2014, when we obtained documents from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that showed the Obama Administration paid Baptist Children and Family Services (BCFS) $182,129,786...
  • DC Government Delays Vote on Bill Mandating Abortion Coverage

    12/03/2014 8:18:57 PM PST · by Morgana
    Christian Post ^ | December 3, 2014| | Michael Gryboski
    A Plan B One-Step emergency contraceptive box is seen in New York, April 5, 2013. A federal judge on Friday ordered the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to make "morning-after" emergency contraception pills available without a prescription to all girls of reproductive age. The District of Columbia has delayed a vote on a bill mandating all businesses cover abortion in their insurance programs regardless of the business owner's moral objections. In a decision made on Tuesday afternoon, the Council of the District of Columbia pulled the Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Amendment Act of 2014 off the agenda. Months after the D.C.-based...
  • Judicial Watch: Documents Reveal Obama HHS Paid Baptist Children and Family Services $182,129,786...

    12/03/2014 9:18:17 AM PST · by jazusamo · 105 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 3, 2014
    Full title: Judicial Watch: Documents Reveal Obama HHS Paid Baptist Children and Family Services $182,129,786 for Four Months Housing of Illegal Alien Children Taxpayer funds covered free laptops, big screen TVs, $75 per child per day for food, pregnancy tests, and multicultural crayons (Washington, DC) Judicial Watch announced today that on September 9, 2014, it received documents from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) revealing that the Obama administration paid Baptist Children and Family Services (BCFS) $182,129,786 to provide basic shelter care to 2,400 unaccompanied alien children (UAC) for four months in 2014. The BCFS budget included...
  • Report: HHS Spent More Than $182 Million for 'Basic Shelter Care' of 2,400 Illegal Immigrant Minors

    12/03/2014 8:52:19 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/03/2014 | Caroline May
    Documents obtained via a Freedom of Information Act request by Judicial Watch show that HHS paid the Baptist Children and Family Services (BCFS) $182,129,786 for the basic shelter care of 2,400 unaccompanied minors (UAC) over several months this year. Judicial Watch reported the group spent $104,215,608 on UACs at Fort Sill and $77,914,178 on UACs at Lackland Air Force Base. The charges, Judicial Watch noted, amount to about $86,846.34 per UAC at Fort Sill from June 12 to October 18. The charges for the remaining 1,200 UACs at Lackland AFB came out to a $64,928 cost per minor from May...
  • Congress aims to de-fund Medicare's spending on 'penis pumps' to pay for disabilities bill...

    12/02/2014 5:17:31 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 72 replies
    Daily Mail [UK] ^ | 2 December 2014 | David Martosko
    Congressional Republicans don't have anything against penis pumps. They just don't want Medicare paying for them unless cheaper prescription drugs are also on the list of taxpayer-funded therapies for men with problems they usually attribute to 'a friend.' As part of a plan to pay for a new initiative aimed at helping disabled Americans save tax-free for education, housing and transportation costs, a House bill unveiled Tuesday eliminates $444 million in Medicare funding for the 'vacuum erection systems.'
  • Priests for Life Loses HHS Court Battle, Will Appeal

    11/16/2014 6:35:54 PM PST · by Coleus · 7 replies
    Print PDF Local pro-life activist Bryan Kemper, youth outreach director for Priests for Life vows to go to prison rather than obey the HHSs mandate. Photo courtesy Stand True Pro-Life Outreach.Plans to appeal case to Supreme Court: We will not obeyStatement from Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, following Fridays decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit in Priests for Life et al. vs. US Dept. of HHS et al:As we have said from the beginning, Priests for Life will not obey the HHS mandate. To ask a group of priests to...
  • HHS Issues Special HIPAA Bulletin on Ebola Privacy

    11/10/2014 3:57:27 PM PST · by wtd · 7 replies
    Law360 ^ | 11/10/2014 | Erica Teichert
    HHS Issues Special HIPAA Bulletin on EbolaPrivacyLaw360, New York (November 10, 2014, 6:24 PM ET) -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Monday issued a bulletin reminding health care centers and others about what information can and cannot be disclosed about Ebola patients...
  • HHS: No Reported Cases of Enterovirus Among 68,541 Unaccompanied Illegal Minors

    10/29/2014 2:02:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 73 replies
    cns news ^ | 10/29/14 | Melanie Hunter
    (CNSNews.com) Of the 68,541 unaccompanied illegal alien children who entered the U.S. in fiscal year 2014, none were reported to have the enterovirus, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. CNSNews.com asked, Just to clarify, youre saying that none of the unaccompanied minors who have entered the U.S. had the enterovirus? There were none reported to the Office of Refugee Resettlement, Kenneth Wolfe, spokesman for the Administration of Children and Families for the Department of Health and Human Services, told CNSNews.com in an emailed response. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the enterovirus 68...
  • HHS-Funded Study: Obamacare Will Suffer Death Spiral If Subsidies Fail

    10/20/2014 9:47:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/21/14 | Sarah Hurtubise
    The Obama administration has funded a new study by top consulting firm RAND Health that startlingly finds that if taxpayer subsidies are eliminated, Obamacare exchanges will fall into a death spiral. The study comes in the wake of a number of lawsuits which are challenging the Obama administrations implementation of Obamacare subsidies. Three lawsuits have made it to U.S. Circuit Courts, just one step from the Supreme Court, arguing that the text of the Affordable Care Act allows premium subsidies for state-run exchanges only. (RELATED: Second Court Strikes Down Obamacare Subsidies In Federal Exchanges) The report was sponsored by HHSs...
  • Why Has Ebola Czar Nicole Lurie Been MIA?

    10/17/2014 5:03:49 PM PDT · by yoe · 50 replies
    IBD ^ | October 15, 2014 | Editor
    Preparedness: Earlier this week, Sen. John McCain called for an Ebola czar, not knowing one already effectively exists. Why should he, since Nicole Lurie, M.D., M.S.P.H., has been completely M.I.A. You have to wonder sometimes if anyone in a leadership position in the Obama administration bothers to show up to work these days. Case in point is Dr. Nicole Lurie, who arguably should be front and center in planning for and responding to the Ebola outbreak. After all, it's right there in her job title. She's the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, a position created in the wake of...
  • Why Has Ebola Czar Nicole Lurie Been MIA?

    10/16/2014 3:02:22 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 35 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 10/15/2014 | IBD Staff
    Preparedness: Earlier this week, Sen. John McCain called for an Ebola czar, not knowing one already effectively exists. Why should he, since Nicole Lurie, M.D., M.S.P.H., has been completely M.I.A. You have to wonder sometimes if anyone in a leadership position in the Obama administration bothers to show up to work these days. Case in point is Dr. Nicole Lurie, who arguably should be front and center in planning for and responding to the Ebola outbreak. After all, it's right there in her job title.
  • HHS Secretary: We Could Have Done Much Better Containing Ebola

    10/15/2014 11:13:34 AM PDT · by blam · 56 replies
    Bi- Washington Free Beacon ^ | 10-15-2014 | Washiungton Free Beacon
    The Washington Free Beacon October 15, 2014Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell said the U.S. government did not sufficiently respond to the Ebola crisis in the United States. We could have done much better [on] the oversight of the the implementation of the protocols, Burwell told NBCs Matt Lauer on Wednesday. Burwell said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sent a full team to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, where Thomas Eric Duncan was diagnosed and treated for Ebola. Burwell lamented that the implementation of protocols to treat Ebola patients and protect health care workers...
  • California Churches Fight Being Forced to Pay for Abortions

    10/10/2014 6:45:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    life news ^ | Alliance Defending Freedom
    Life Legal Defense Foundation and Alliance Defending Freedom filed a formal complaint Thursday with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Servicesover the California Department of Managed Health Cares decision to force all employers, including churches, to pay for elective abortions in their health insurance plans. LLDF and ADF represent seven California churches that object to offering their employees insurance plans covering elective abortions and allege that DMHCs coercion of abortion coverage violates federal law. pichealth54Last month, LLDF and ADF filed a separate complaint with HHS on behalf of employees at Loyola Marymount University that also do not want a...
  • HHS secretary: There may be other cases of Ebola in the U.S.

    10/09/2014 9:59:17 AM PDT · by illiac · 54 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/9/14 | Philip Klein
    Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell said that despite the best efforts of health officials, Americans have to prepare for the reality that there may be more cases of Ebola in the United States. Sign Up for the Politics Today newsletter! We had one case and I think there may be other cases, and I think we have to recognize that as a nation, Burwell said at a media breakfast hosted by the journal Health Affairs and held at the Washington, D.C. offices of the Kaiser Family Foundation. Burwells comments come as screening of travelers from Ebola-affected countries...
  • Names of 1,000+ insurance plans that fund elective abortion in ObamaCare released

    10/02/2014 1:22:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    LIVE ACTION ^ | Kristi Burton Brown
    According to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), 1,036 insurance plans under ObamaCare fund elective abortions through taxpayer funds. This, despite President Obamas promises (and executive order) to the contrary, and despite the Hyde Amendment itself. Now, taxpayers can check the released list of the 1,036 plans to see if their insurance plan is forcing them to cover others elective abortions. The Susan B. Anthony Lists Lozier Institute provides information on finding the plans here. According to the GAO: 28 states (including the District of Columbia) [have] no such laws [restricting abortion coverage in insurance plans], in 5 states all QHPs...
  • Read 8 damning emails from behind the scenes of the Healthcare.gov meltdown

    09/18/2014 8:53:51 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 20 replies
    We all now know what happened with the federal healthcare marketplace, Healthcare.gov. The three-year development was complicated by changing specifications, and the government's convoluted procurement process meant entrenched companies were getting contracts over and over. But a wave of government accountability reports, concluded after months of investigations, is bringing new attention to the meltdown. The Government Office of Accountability released a report earlier this week detailing the security flaws in the site, but a report from the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform released yesterday is even more damning.
  • News Nugget: Louisiana Voters Beware

    09/17/2014 9:41:49 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    CAIN TV ^ | Herman Cain
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  • Judicial Watch Uncovers HHS Documents Detailing High Risk Security Problems with Obamacare...

    09/15/2014 9:38:43 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 15, 2014
    Full title: Judicial Watch Uncovers HHS Documents Detailing High Risk Security Problems with Obamacare Internet Site Less than one month before Healthcare.gov rollout, top Obama administration official highlights risks of malicious code being uploaded into the system through Excel macros; other high risk findings (Washington, DC) Judicial Watch today released 94 pages of documents obtained from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) revealing that in the days leading up to the rollout of Obamacare, top Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) officials knew of massive security risks with Healthcare.gov and chose to roll out the...