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  • Oklahoma Doctors vs. Obamacare; How one surgery center offers high quality healthcare at low prices

    04/28/2016 9:18:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | 04/28/2016
    Three years ago, Dr. Keith Smith, co-founder and managing partner of the Surgery Center of Oklahoma, took an initiative that would only be considered radical in the health care industry: He posted online a list of prices for 112 common surgical procedures. The 51-year-old Smith, a self-described libertarian, and his business partner, Dr. Steve Lantier, founded the Surgery Center 15 years ago, after they became disillusioned with the way patients were treated at St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City, where the two men worked as anesthesiologists. In 1997, Smith and Lantier bought the shell of a former surgical center with...
  • Significant Premium Hikes Expected Under Obama Health Law

    04/28/2016 4:33:12 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 28, 2016 | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
    Expect insurers to seek significant premium increases under President Barack Obama's health care law, in a wave of state-level requests rippling across the country ahead of the political conventions this summer. Insurers say the law's coverage has been a financial drain for many of them, and they're setting the stage for 2017 hikes that in some cases could reach well into the double digits. For example in Virginia, nine insurers returning to the HealthCare.gov marketplace are seeking average premium increases that range from 9.4 percent to 37.1 percent. The health law's nagging problems seem to center on lower-than-hoped-for enrollment, sicker-than-expected...
  • Ruling Expected Soon On Little-Known Case That Could Cause Major Problems For ObamaCare

    04/27/2016 3:58:28 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 16 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 4/26/2016 | John Merline
    ObamaCare has survived two high-profile trips to the Supreme Court largely unscathed, but a legal challenge that has so far attracted little attention poses a serious threat to the law.
  • Obamacare disaster will be Obama’s enduring domestic legacy

    04/26/2016 11:57:47 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 25 replies
    washington post ^ | April 25 2016 | Marc A. Thiessen
    <p>Historian David Maraniss notes, in Sunday’s Post, that President Obama came to office with the goal of changing “the trajectory of America” and leaving “a legacy as a president of consequence, the liberal counter to [Ronald] Reagan.”</p> <p>On the foreign-policy front, he is the anti-Reagan for certain. Reagan defeated Soviet communism and left us a safer world; Obama presided over the rise and metastasis of the Islamic State and left us a far more dangerous one.</p>
  • Pro-Abortion Hillary Clinton: I Want to “Go Further” Left Than Obama

    04/26/2016 6:56:01 AM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | April 26, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    President Barack Obama has been derisively called the Abortion President by some pro-life advocates for the manner in which he has gone out of his way to promote and fund abortions and the abortion industry. From funding Planned Parenthood to pushing abortions on an international level at the United Nations and in other countries like Kenya, Obama has been the abortion movement’s best friend. But if you think Obama has been bad, Hillary Clinton wants to multiple his pro-abortion efforts. At a campaign rally, the best friend of Planned Parenthood says she wants to “go further” left than Obama. CLINTON:...
  • Bright flash of light marks incredible moment life begins when sperm meets egg

    04/26/2016 7:36:17 AM PDT · by Trump-a-licious · 147 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | 26 APRIL 2016 • 11:49AM | Sarah Knapton
    Human life begins in bright flash of light as a sperm meets an egg, scientists have shown for the first time, after capturing the astonishing ‘fireworks’ on film. An explosion of tiny sparks erupts from the egg at the exact moment of conception.
  • A Christian Doctor Was Fired for the Most Frightening, Orwellian Reason You Can Imagine

    04/25/2016 10:18:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04/25/2016 | Tyler O'Neil
    A black doctor who was fired for supposedly inflammatory sermons unrelated to his medical work filed a lawsuit against the state of Georgia on Wednesday, claiming religious discrimination. This is particularly ironic, considering the governor of that state recently vetoed a religious liberty bill.Dr. Eric Walsh previously served on President Obama's Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, was a board member of the Latino Health Collaborative, and started California's first city-run dental clinic for low-income families dealing with AIDS. Nevertheless, Walsh was fired only one week after being hired by Georgia's Department of Public Health. Right before Walsh was terminated, the...
  • Oklahoma Approves Bill to Suspend the Medical Licenses of Any Doctor Who Does Abortions

    04/25/2016 9:36:17 AM PDT · by Morgana · 32 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | April 25, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    A bill headed to Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin’s desk this week would strip abortionists of their medical licenses and basically outlaw abortions in the state. The bill describes an abortion as “unprofessional conduct” and prohibits Oklahoma medical licensure officials from renewing or granting licenses to doctors who do abortions, except to save the mother’s life, according to the Washington Post. The state House passed the bill on Thursday in a strong, bipartisan vote; and the Oklahoma Senate passed it in March, LifeNews reported. Oklahoma state Sen. Nathan Dahm, who sponsored the measure, said the purpose is to protect unborn babies’...
  • Cecile Richards: Vote for Hillary Clinton Because Pro-Lifers Want to “Get Rid of Planned Parenthood”

    04/25/2016 8:36:21 AM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | April 25, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    Planned Parenthood abortion business CEO Cecile Richards campaigned for Hillary Clinton over the weekend and said abortion activists should vote for her because pro-life supporters want to “get rid of Planned Parenthood.” Richards and the Clinton campaign have been joined at the hp from the beginning and Planned Parenthood made its first-ever presidential endorsement supporting Clinton. Richards campaigned at Brown University, the very liberal Ivy League school that is her alma mater and, as she always does, falsely equated opposing abortion with opposing health care for women: President of Planned Parenthood Cecile Richards ’80 spoke on campus Friday to advocate...
  • It’s Getting Hard Out There For the Infidels

    04/25/2016 8:41:17 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-25-2016 | MOTUS
    I knew it! Civil Rights do indeed trump (no pun or endorsement intended) religious freedom! So unless your religion also qualifies as a bona fide minority don’t expect much protection from the Bill of Rights any more. In a rare entrance into a politically charged controversy, first lady Michelle Obama used a commencement speech Saturday at Jackson State University in Mississippi to directly target the state’s recently-passed "religious freedom" bill. "We see it right here in Mississippi -- just two weeks ago -– how swiftly progress can hurtle backward," Obama said. "How easy it is to single out a small...
  • Abortion clinics are businesses, don’t like protesters

    04/24/2016 9:42:06 AM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    clinicquotes.com ^ | April 8, 2016 | Sarah Terzo
    From Lauren Bianchi, of the pro-choice group FURIE: “I don’t know exactly when escorting started but it was a response to an awful wave of terrorism, when antiabortion protesters would chain themselves to the doors to keep people from getting in. Clinics are businesses. They don’t want people standing around outside. [Activists] thought they should be allowed to have clinic-defense protests. When I was an escort, I was told that patients can’t tell the difference [between protesting factions].” Aimee Levitt “Chicago feminist group FURIE takes on antiabortion marchers this Sunday” Chicago Reader FRIDAY, JANUARY 15, 2016
  • Trump's Schizophrenia on Taxes and Obamacare

    04/24/2016 6:14:25 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 47 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | April 23, 2016 | By Jeffrey H. Anderson
    Donald Trump was asked this week, "Do you believe in raising taxes on the wealthy?" He replied, "I do. I do - including myself. I do." Yet Trump's own tax plan would cut the highest marginal federal income-tax rate from 39.6 percent to 25 percent. How does this tax plan square with Trump's newly professed support for "raising taxes on the wealthy"? This is similar to Trump's rampant inconsistency on Obamacare. Trump says he's for repealing Obamacare, but he's not for cutting Medicaid which, thanks to the efforts of those like John Kasich, accounts for most of Obamacare's coverage increases....
  • ObamaCare Suffers Three Major Blows In One Week

    04/23/2016 4:23:56 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 10 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 22 Apr, 2016 | Editorial Board
    Health Reform: ObamaCare rates will skyrocket next year, according to its former chief. Enrollment is tumbling this year. And a big insurer is quitting most exchanges. That’s what we learned in just the past few days. Marilyn Tavenner, CEO of America’s Health Insurance Plans, revealed that she expects ObamaCare premium hikes “to be higher than we saw previous years,” including last year, which saw double-digit rate increases across the country. Tavenner, for those who don’t know, was head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services until early 2015, which means she helped bring ObamaCare to life. In November 2014,...
  • How long will it take Trump to repeal ObamaCare? (Vanity)

    04/22/2016 10:11:45 PM PDT · by Crucial · 158 replies
    4/23/2016 | Myself
    The ObamaCare tax penalty for 2016 is egregious. It seems it was created to cripple the economy of the next incoming president by hamstringing American taxpayers. The ObamaCare tax penalty for 2016 is either the average cost of a bronze plan for however many months you didn't have coverage or 2.5% of your income, whichever is greater. I used an online ObamaCare tax penalty calculator. So if you are a married couple making $50,000 per year and you couldn't afford the marketplace premiums for the whole year, you would pay $2,085. That's a pretty big payment just for insurance and...
  • Is Obamacare making Americans healthier?

    04/22/2016 7:51:24 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 23 replies
    CBS News ^ | 4-20-16 | Karen Pallarito
    State Medicaid expansions under Obamacare have improved low-income Americans' insurance coverage, increased their doctor visits and enhanced detection of chronic health conditions, which could lead to improvements in health, a new study suggests. researchers were unable to show that low-income people were any healthier as a result of the Medicaid expansions
  • Woman who ran Obamacare warns of BIG insurance prices hikes

    04/22/2016 3:31:32 PM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    CNBC ^ | 4/22/2016 | Dan Mangan
    Marilyn Tavenner's crystal ball didn't foresee the initial epic flop of HealthCare.gov when she actually ran the agency in charge of the website. Now, as an insurance lobbyist, she sees big jumps in Obamacare insurance premiums next year. ... HealthCare.gov was a disaster when it launched in the fall of 2013, and was essentially unable to sign up meaningful numbers of customers ... customers, and new ones, could be hit with sticker shock when it comes to enrolling in 2017 plans, which go on sale next fall. ... Tavenner also noted that there has been "churn" among plan customers, with...
  • Judge upholds pro-life Tennessee Amendment 1

    04/22/2016 11:57:51 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | April 22, 2016 | Calvin Freiburger
    On Thursday, Williamson County Circuit Court Judge Michael Binkley rejected pro-abortion advocates’ efforts to invalidate Tennessee’s Amendment 1, which clarifies that the state Constitution contains no right to abortion. Abortion advocates had challenged the law, which voters enacted in 2014, on an interpretation of the state requirements for constitutional amendments that claims the number of “yes” votes must be equal to or greater than the number of people voting for governor plus one, and therefore only voters who voted in the gubernatorial race should have their votes on the amendment counted. The state countered by arguing that Amendment 1 was...
  • Obamacare Guru: Meh, America's Largest Insurer Abandoning the Exchanges isn't a 'Big Blow'

    04/22/2016 1:34:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 22, 2016 | Guy Benson
    Give it time. This guy will eventually admit that the country's largest insurer pulling out of most Obamacare exchanges augurs poorly for the fiscal health of the law he championed -- just as he finally got around to conceding that the 'Affordable' Care Act isn't controlling costs.  Nothing to see here, MSNBC viewers (via the Free Beacon): Obamacare architect Zeke Emanuel: UnitedHealth leaving exchanges isn't that big a dealEmanuel claims that this story is overblown because UnitedHealth wasn't a major player in the exchanges.  They were enough of a player to lose over $1 billion in 2015 and 2016, and their concerns about...
  • Obama Administration Threatens States Defunding Planned Parenthood…Again

    04/22/2016 4:30:51 AM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/21/16 | Dr. Susan Berry
    The Obama administration is once again threatening officials – this time in all 50 states – that cutting off Planned Parenthood’s Medicaid funding could be a violation of federal law.The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is sending a letter to all state Medicaid offices to warn that terminating specific providers – such as Planned Parenthood – can be done only if those providers fail to cover medical services or cannot bill for those services, reports the Washington Post.Marissa Padilla, a spokeswoman for the federal Health and Human Services department, said: CMS is sending a letter to all states...
  • Barnicle's Brilliant Solution to Insurers Quitting Obamacare: Find Way to Make Money

    04/22/2016 11:00:18 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 11 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Mike Barnicle prefaced his remarks on Obamacare by saying his understanding was "meager." He was grossly . . . overstating his knowledge. The subject in the Morning Joe segment today was UnitedHealthCare's decision to quit the Obamacare exchanges. Dr. Dave Campbell explained that UnitedHealthcare was going to lose $1 billion on Obamacare this year, and that all other insurers were also losing money. That's when Barnicle piped up: "my understanding of it, meager as it is: so it's the profit motive that's going to drive these insurance companies out of the exchanges. They have boards of directors. They can't figure...
  • Already Swamping Budgets: Which State Will Be First to Abandon the Obamacare Medicaid Expansion?

    04/22/2016 8:41:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/22/2016 | By Teresa Oelke & Akash Chougule
    President Reagan once opined that “government programs, once launched, never disappear,” calling them “the nearest thing to eternal life we will ever see on this earth.” Today, Arkansas is proving why Reagan’s pithy sound bite has matured into a truism. In recent days, officials came as close as any state ever has to throwing in the towel on the Obamacare Medicaid expansion, but parliamentary maneuvers by Governor Asa Hutchison — a Republican — mean he’ll likely muscle through more funding for the program. The Arkansas fight, however, is a leading indicator of what’s to come, as lawmakers around the country...
  • What’s Obama Hiding In Those Secret ObamaCare Documents?

    04/22/2016 3:19:02 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 13 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 4/21/2016 | John Merline
    Being the “most transparent administration” in history apparently doesn’t mean complying with a congressional subpoena to find out why more than half of the ObamaCare co-ops have failed.
  • 47% Of Americans Can't Even Come Up With $400 To Cover An Emergency Room Visit

    04/21/2016 6:32:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 90 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 4/21/16 | tyler durden
    If you had to make a sudden visit to the emergency room, would you have enough money to pay for it without selling something or borrowing the funds from somewhere? Most Americans may not realize this, but this is something that the Federal Reserve has actually been tracking for several years now. And according to the Fed, an astounding 47 percent of all Americans could not come up with $400 to pay for an emergency room visit without borrowing it or selling something. Various surveys that I have talked about in the past have found that more than 60 percent...
  • Get Ready for Huge Obamacare Premium Hikes in 2017

    04/21/2016 3:10:10 PM PDT · by RayofHope · 14 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | April 21, 2016 | Eric Pianin
    Amid rising drug and health care costs and roiling market dynamics, the spokesperson for the nation’s health insurers is predicting substantial increases next year in Obamacare premiums and related costs. Without venturing a specific percentage increase, Marilyn Tavenner, the president and CEO of America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), said in an interview with Morning Consult that the culmination of market shifts and rising health care costs will force stark increases in health insurance rates in the coming year.
  • NBC Pushes Trump to the Left on Transgender Bathrooms, Abortion, Taxes

    04/21/2016 10:27:35 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 64 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | April 21, 2016 | Kyle Drennen
    Trump acknowledged that he “had a feeling that question was going to come up” and proceeded toe the liberal line of political correctness: “Well, look, North Carolina did something that was very strong and they're paying a big price and there's a lot of problems....People go, they use the bathroom that they feel is appropriate. There has been so little trouble.” ... Fellow co-host Savannah Guthrie turned to the subject of abortion: “The Republican platform, every four years, has a provision that states that the right of the unborn child shall not be infringed. And it makes no exceptions for...
  • Feds Blow Off House Subpoena For Obamacare Co-Op Docs

    04/21/2016 7:36:55 AM PDT · by safetysign · 22 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 04/20/2016 | Kathryn Watson
    Federal health officials refuse to give Congress hundreds of subpoenaed documents on Obamacare’s failed co-ops so that people will continue enrolling in the deeply troubled program, a congressional leader said Tuesday. Twelve of the 23 co-ops created in 2011 under Obamacare at a cost of $2.4 billion have failed, and another eight of the remaining 11 are likely to go under this year. But the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) won’t hand over documents subpoenaed months ago by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz  82% , who chairs the House...
  • Conservatives Can’t Let Obamacare’s Collapse go to Waste

    04/21/2016 7:18:09 AM PDT · by writer33 · 9 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 04/21/16 | Joshua Withrow
    On Tuesday, the largest private health insurance provider in the U.S., United Healthcare, announced that it would be pulling its plans out of the ObamaCare exchanges in all but a few states. Among a continuing string of bad news for President’ Obama’s Affordable Care Act, this one should stand out as an indicator that the ACA’s collapse is accelerating. Conservatives need to be ready to explain why and to present solutions, because advocates for fully socialized medicine will be ready to turn the collapsing exchanges to their advantage. All of the deficiencies in Obamacare’s structure have been well documented. High...
  • Getting Set To Pick Up The Pieces Of ObamaCare’s Collapse

    04/21/2016 7:05:26 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 18 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 19, 201 | Betsy McCaughey
    ObamaCare’s collapsing. UnitedHealth announced it will abandon most ObamaCare markets. Giant insurers like Aetna and the BlueCross Blue Shield Association are next. They warned last week losses trying to sell ObamaCare plans are “unsustainable” and they’ll either stop selling the plans or significantly raise premiums. Even Hillary Clinton’s campaign admits the cost of ObamaCare is “crushing.” Six years of ObamaCare have taught the nation lessons that Republicans should not ignore. Keep it short: Don’t give us another 2,572-page “comprehensive” health bill that lawmakers vote on without reading. What Congress passes, Congress must live by: Under Obamacare, members of Congress and...
  • Watchdog: Press freedom declines around the world

    04/20/2016 2:36:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 20, 2016 12:10 AM EDT
    Media freedom around the world has suffered a “deep and disturbing decline” due to by pressure from governments and businesses, an international media watchdog said Wednesday. The Paris-based Reporters Without Borders said in an annual report that many of the world’s leaders have developed “a paranoia” about journalism and are clamping down on the media, while coverage in privately-owned outlets is increasingly shaped by corporate interests. …
  • Five Things ACA Supporters Don't Want You To Know About UnitedHealth's Withdrawal From Obamacare

    04/20/2016 4:27:57 AM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Forbes ^ | 4/20/16 | Michael F. Cannon
    UnitedHealth is withdrawing from most of the 34 ObamaCare Exchanges in which it currently sells, citing losses of $650 million in 2016. A recent Kaiser Family Foundation report indicates UnitedHealth’s departure will leave consumers on Oklahoma’s Exchange with only one choice of insurance carriers. Were UnitedHealth to exit all 34 states, the share of counties with only one or two carriers on the Exchange would rise from 36% to 52%, while the share of enrollees with only one or two carriers from which to choose would nearly double from 15% to 29%. The Obama administration dismissed the news as unimportant. A spokesman professed...
  • United Health dropping out of most Obamacare exchanges after losing $1.1 billion

    04/19/2016 12:34:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/19/2016 | John Sexton
    The nation’s largest insurer announced Tuesday it will be dropping out of the Obamacare exchanges in all but a handful of states. The decision comes after the company lost nearly half-a-billion dollars on the exchange business last year and expectations it will lose even more this year. The AP reports: UnitedHealth Group Inc. said it now expects to lose $650 million this year on its exchange business, up from its previous projection for $525 million. The insurer lost $475 million in 2015, a spokesman said.UnitedHealth has already decided to pull out of Arkansas, Georgia and Michigan in 2017, and...
  • United Health to trim ACA exchanges to 'handful' of states (Largest US Insurer Exits on Huge Losses)

    04/19/2016 7:56:10 AM PDT · by xzins · 56 replies
    AP ^ | 19 Apr 16 | TOM MURPHY
    UnitedHealth, the nation's biggest health insurer, will cut its participation in public health insurance exchanges to only a handful of states next year after expanding to nearly three dozen for this year. CEO Stephen Hemsley said Tuesday that the company expects losses from its exchange business to total more than $1 billion for this year and last. He added that the company cannot continue to broadly serve the market created by the Affordable Care Act's coverage expansion due partly to the higher risk that comes with its customers. UnitedHealth Group Inc. said it now expects to lose $650 million this...
  • UnitedHealth to trim ACA exchanges to 'handful' of states

    04/19/2016 6:50:12 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 7 replies
    AP News ^ | April 19, 2016 | TOM MURPHY
    UnitedHealth, the nation's biggest health insurer, will remain in public health insurance exchanges in only a handful of states next year after expanding to 34 this year. CEO Stephen Hemsley told analysts Tuesday morning that the company cannot continue to broadly serve the market created by the Affordable Care Act's coverage expansion due in part to the higher risk that comes with its customers. The state-based exchanges are a key element behind the Affordable Care Act's push to expand insurance coverage. But insurers have struggled with higher than expected claims from that business. UnitedHealth Group Inc. has estimated that it...
  • Obamacare Exodus Accelerates: After Georgia And Arkansas, Biggest Health Insurer Exits Michigan And

    04/18/2016 1:02:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 4/18/16 | tyler durden
    Two weeks ago we reported that after its November warning that it may exit certain Obamacare markets as a result of substantial losses, the largest U.S. health insurer UnitedHealth, did just that when it announced it would no longer sell plans for next year in Georgia and Arkansas. Then over the weekend, UnitedHealth also added Michigan to the list of states whose Obamacare market it would no longer service. As Bloomberg reported, "the insurer won’t sell policies through Michigan’s ACA exchange for next year, according to Andrea Miller, a spokeswoman for the state’s Department of Insurance and Financial Services. Georgia...
  • Great: Obama encouraging health insurers to sue federal government, then offering fat settlements

    04/18/2016 11:53:46 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/18/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Circumventing Congress's ban on the use of federal money to bail out ObamaCare casualties. I’m sure you’re all quite familiar with the Obama Administration’s proclivity for ignoring Congress and doing whatever it wants, whether that means refusing to enforce the law or attempting to shove gun control down the nation’s throat. But if you think Obama only does this via executive orders, you haven’t quite grasped the full scope of his lawlessness. Let’s say you want to spend money to bail out health insurers that you have driven to the brink of ruin by passing ObamaCare. But Congress (thanks in...
  • Thousands of voters, celebrities, register to wrong party

    04/18/2016 9:03:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Fox News.com via AP ^ | April 18, 2016
    A survey has found that tens of thousands of voters, including Demi Moore and other celebrities, have mistakenly registered as members of a conservative minor political party in California in a mix-up over its name, a newspaper reported Sunday. The Los Angeles Times said that a telephone survey of 500 members of the American Independent Party found nearly 3 of 4 people did not realize they had enrolled in a political party that opposes abortion rights and same sex marriage and calls for building a fence along the U.S. border. The newspaper said voters were confused by the use of...
  • 'Innovation Center' tries to reinvent Medicare

    04/18/2016 8:42:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 18, 2016 4:08 AM EDT | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
    They work for the government and even their closest relatives have no idea what they do. It’s not because they’re spies or nuclear scientists, but because their jobs are so arcane: trying to reinvent Medicare to improve it, and maybe save taxpayers money. In a sprawling, nondescript office park near Baltimore, some 360 people at the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation are trying to change the health care system, using the government’s premier insurance program as leverage. If they prevail, the U.S. may no longer have the worst of both worlds: unsustainable spending and unenviable results. […] Because the...
  • Video: Ted Cruz On Iran Nuclear Deal, Planned Parenthood & Donald Trump - Cavuto

    07/30/2015 9:04:00 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 21 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jul 30, 2015
    "Sen. Ted Cruz, (R-Texas), discusses the consequences of to the Iran nuclear deal, the Planned Parenthood controversy, and whether Trump is going too far on ... " Cavuto: do you think Trump is going too far? Cruz makes good comments back to a pressing Neil Cavuto. And Cruz comments about Nancy Pelosi over Planned Parenthood. An 8 minute video.
  • Sen. Ted Cruz with Neil Cavuto

    03/25/2014 2:32:25 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 10 replies
    http://www.youtube.com ^ | March 25, 2014 | SenTedCruz
    Senator Ted Cruz with Cavuto speaking about the IMF in the Ukraine aid package and Hobby Lobby issue before SCOTUS.
  • Cavuto: Mr. President, Your Health Care Law Is The Problem

    09/28/2013 7:29:28 AM PDT · by yoe · 27 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | September 27, 2013 | Neil Cavuto
    Mr. President, Fox News isn't what's making Americans sick about your healthcare law. Your healthcare law is. Welcome, everybody, I'm Neil Cavuto. And excuse this departure from form. But I think this is just poor form. So, it's time we set some things straight. Mr. President, we at Fox News are not the problem. I hate to break it to you, sir. You are. Your words are. Your promises are. We didn't sell this healthcare law. Sir, you did. Remember this?
  • Cavuto: Obama to "excuse" unions from Obamacare

    08/30/2013 2:05:05 PM PDT · by pabianice · 31 replies
    Cavuto on Fox | 8/30/13
    Cavuto just dropped a bomb shell: Obama is about to "excuse" all AFL-CIO unions from Obamacare. Trumka has been making such a racket about the law he helped Obama and Pelosi write that he has apparently gotten a "get out of jail free" card from Obamopoly for his unions.
  • Obamacare ‘Unsustainable’ Insurers Warn, Premiums to Keep Rising

    04/15/2016 6:27:29 PM PDT · by writer33 · 32 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 04/15/16 | CR Wire/Chris Pandolfo
    Obamacare's financial stability remains in question as insurance companies warn that the health exchange marketplaces are on the verge of collapse. A shortage of healthy young people signing up for Obamacare in the marketplaces is driving the cost of subsidizing sicker people through the roof for insurance companies, The Hill reports. Insurers are losing money, and some are suggesting that they will cut their losses and pull out of the marketplace altogether.
  • Senators ask NBA to pull All-Star game from North Carolina

    04/13/2016 5:04:17 AM PDT · by kevcol · 57 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 13, 2016 | Kelly Cohen
    A bipartisan group of senators has asked NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to pull the league's 2017 All-Star game from North Carolina because of a law in that state that many say discriminates against gay and transgender people. . . . Sens. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., Pat Leahy, D-Vt., Cory Booker, D-N.J., Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Mark Kirk, R-Ill., all signed onto the letter sent Tuesday. Kirk is the only Republican signed onto the letter and is running for reelection this year.
  • When a Porn Company Tries to Take the High Moral Ground

    04/15/2016 11:42:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 15, 2016 | Michael Brown
    A major porn website has announced that it is blocking North Carolina users in protest of HB2, the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act.So, North Carolina decides to keep its bathrooms and locker rooms safe from sexual predators and a porn company gets morally indignant.Oh, the irony. (For the bathroom side of the bill, see my questions to Bruce Springsteen; for the religious protections side, see the points made by Ryan Anderson; for Gov. McCrory’s partial compromise, while standing strong on other key points, see here.)An internet porn company, by definition, is not only immoral but literally traffics in immorality,...
  • It's Time for Scope of Practice Reform

    04/12/2016 1:41:39 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 8 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/11/2016 | Kahryn Riley
    Michigan faces a widespread shortage of primary health care providers, and state rules on midlevel health care providers have held up a valuable solution to this problem. Nurse practitioners and physician assistants offer competent care in more locations and at a lower cost than physicians, but these professionals are limited by protectionist restrictions known as “scope of practice” rules. Policymakers should loosen these restrictions to make health care services easier to obtain and afford. Scope of practice restrictions are defended as an attempt to raise standards of care by limiting the range of procedures a medical professional is licensed to...
  • Insurers signaling major ObamaCare premium hikes for 2017 — or taking a hike altogether

    04/15/2016 7:33:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/15/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    Remember how the last big increases in ObamaCare premiums took place last fall? Good times, good times. The Hill reports that insurers have begun warning that the financial model of ObamaCare remains unstable. Either they need to get approval from state regulators for another round of large premium increases, or they may bail out altogether. Even the pro-ObamaCare Kaiser Family Foundation says, “Something has to give”: Health insurance companies are amplifying their warnings about the financial sustainability of the ObamaCare marketplaces as they seek approval for premium increases next year.Insurers say they are losing money on their ObamaCare plans...
  • ObamaCare Is Fueling America’s Opioid Epidemic?!

    04/15/2016 4:12:58 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 6 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 04/14/2016 | John Merline
    Critics of ObamaCare have lodged many complaints against the law — about spiraling premiums, unstable insurance markets, high deductibles, burdensome taxes waste, and so on. But here’s an interesting new complaint — ObamaCare is fueling the nation’s opioid epidemic. Even more eye-opening is the source:
  • Nancy Pelosi: ‘Being a Woman is No Longer a Pre-Existing Medical Condition’

    04/14/2016 8:05:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 14, 2016 | 3:18 PM EDT | (CNSNews.com Staff)
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi today listed a number of things she believes mark the progress that has been made since President Barack Obama took office, including how being a woman is treated by health insurance plans. […] “20 million people now have health insurance who didn’t,” she continued, “and those many who had health insurance have it in a better way—no pre-existing conditions, no life-time limits. And being a woman is no longer a pre-existing medical condition. The list goes on and on.” …
  • How Obamacare Is Fueling America’s Opioid Epidemic

    04/14/2016 4:05:29 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 23 replies
    Time ^ | 13 Apr, 2016 | Sean Gregory
    Some doctors say a quirk in the program is a dangerous incentive to prescribe potentially dangerous painkillers Not long ago Dr. Bill Sullivan, an emergency-room physician in rural Spring Valley, Ill., refused to prescribe a potentially habit-­forming painkiller to a patient that had requested it by name. That might seem like a good thing since opioid addiction has become a national epidemic. But in fact, as a result of reforms put in place under the Affordable Care Act, he may have put his hospital at financial risk. As part of an Obama­care initiative meant to reward quality care, the Centers...
  • UN Official: Denying Abortion Violates International Treaty on Torture

    04/14/2016 10:18:09 AM PDT · by detective · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Apr 2016 | Austin Ruse
    The UN “Special Rapporteur” on torture says if a woman cannot have an abortion, then she has experienced torture under international treaty obligations. In a newly released report, Juan Mendez says laws against abortion are responsible for “tremendous and lasting physical and emotional suffering”, subject women and girls to “humiliating and judgemental attitudes,” and remarkably contribute to “prison overcrowding.”