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  • Health Law Tax Penalty? I’ll Take It, Millions Say

    10/26/2016 9:11:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 76 replies
    New York Times ^ | OCT. 26, 2016 | ROBERT PEAR
    The architects of the Affordable Care Act thought they had a blunt instrument to force people — even young and healthy ones — to buy insurance through the law’s online marketplaces: a tax penalty for those who remain uninsured. It has not worked all that well, and that is at least partly to blame for soaring premiums next year on some of the health law’s insurance exchanges. The full weight of the penalty will not be felt until April, when those who have avoided buying insurance will face penalties of around $700 a person or more. But even then that...
  • Obamacare: All According To Plan

    10/27/2016 6:20:24 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 10-27-2016 | MOTUS
    When the architect tells you this is how it was designed trust him, it’s how it was designed: to fail.And if you want it to fail better, you have to increase the mandate penalty. Here all this time I thought it was a “tax” not a penalty - even though it was established by a nameless, faceless, unaccountable administrative bureaucracy rather than the duly designated taxing authority of the Legislative Branch.Butt when the Obamacare “tax” becomes more expensive than the “shitty Obamacare bronze plan” (h/t Michael Moore) well then, everybody will opt in! Since it’s projected to run from $700 –2000...
  • CBS Anchors Bewildered by Obamacare 25 Percent Premium Hikes: ‘What Happened?’

    10/26/2016 12:07:39 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 74 replies ^ | 10/25/16 | David Rutz
    The anchors of CBS This Morning expressed bewilderment on Tuesday at the sharp premium hikes in Obamacare insurance plans, with one asking for an understanding for “why this is happening.” When Obamacare open enrollment begins in 2017, the cost of mid-level plans will rise by an average of 25 percent in the 39 states served by the federal online exchanges. In addition, major providers like Humana, UnitedHealth, and Aetna have scaled back or dropped out of the Obamacare exchanges, leaving roughly 20 percent of consumers with only one insurer to choose from. After Charlie Rose read out the report, Norah...
  • ObamaCare premium hikes fuel Trump, GOP case in key swing states

    10/26/2016 12:08:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Fox News Politics ^ | October 26, 2016
    Newly announced double-digit premium hikes for those on the ObamaCare exchanges are handing Donald Trump a political weapon in key swing states where residents could be facing rate increases even higher than the national average. The administration announced Monday that premiums for a midlevel plan are set to rise an average of 25 percent in 2017 in the 39 states that use the federal The rate hikes vary widely across different cities and states, but several battlegrounds could be facing increases that are considerably higher. According to administration figures, the average premium increase for a popular “silver” plan will...
  • True Catastrophic Health Insurance Options

    10/26/2016 10:05:12 AM PDT · by Degaston · 14 replies
    Ok folks, where can we find true catastrophic health insurance? I'm looking for a low cost option that will preferably have a 25K-30K deductible, do the traditional exclusions, and provide real protection in case some catastrophic health event occurs. Specifically I'm in the Republic of Texas, which might have to secede from the Union if this baloney doesn't change :( Oh yes it will not be "Affordable Care Act" (ACA) compliant. But with premiums rising through the roof that law is now essentially a 2.5% tax on anyone healthy by the year 2018. Can you say "Oh Bum No Care"?...
  • ObamaCare architect Emanuel on rate hikes: ‘It’s not a big increase’ and you ‘can shop much faster’

    10/26/2016 9:47:45 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 22 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/126/16 | Robert Laurie
    Stop whining, cheapos. As you probably know, Ezekiel Emanuel served as a health care policy adviser during Obama’s first term and was instrumental in the creation of ObamaCare. He’s also the creepy gentleman who thinks 75 is the proper age to die. As Obama’s “signature legislation” endures an easily-envisioned and oft-predicted implosion, Emanuel’s been making the rounds playing defense. He wants to make sure you know a few things. 1. The massive rate hikes caused by the law are not that big. You’re just imagining things. Sure, you can rattle off a list of states where the increases are anywhere...
  • New Democrat talking point: ObamaCare is a mess because Republicans won’t fix it!

    10/26/2016 9:45:35 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/26/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Stop us before we socialize medicine again When they’re not offering the lamest possible defenses of their horrible law, as Rob showed you earlier this morning, Democrats are coalescing around a rather novel talking point concerning the utter collapse of ObamaCare. Are you ready for this? The disastrous failure of a law shoved down an unwilling nation’s throat by Democrat votes - and only Democrat votes - over the loud and determined objections of every Republican in the country, is the fault of (drumroll) Republicans. Yep. Steven Waldman, writing in Fortune, pretty well encapsulates this hot new talking point: Obamacare...
  • Video: Hillary: Before it was called "Obamacare," it was called "Hillarycare."

    10/26/2016 9:03:09 AM PDT · by wrrock · 13 replies
    ButAsForMe ^ | 11/26/2016 | Video
    Video: Hillary: Before it was called "Obamacare," it was called "Hillarycare." WATCH VIDEO...
  • Accountability for ObamaCare (Evan Bayh & Soupy Sales in Trouble)

    10/26/2016 7:02:02 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 13 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 25, 2016
    ObamaCare has suddenly been injected back into the 2016 election debate, on the news of the law’s 25%-plus average premium increase for 2017. Even Donald Trump is talking about it. With only two weeks to go, this is a moment for voters to hold accountable the Democrats who imposed this debacle on the country over voter objections. Next year’s enormous price increases are merely the latest expression of ObamaCare’s underlying problems, and the dysfunction is undermining the health security of Americans who lack employer coverage. A wave of major insurers have quit the exchanges, and those that are left have...
  • Arizona Obamacare Plan To Jump By 116 Percent When Premiums Go Up Next Year

    10/26/2016 5:31:01 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 27 replies
    CBS ^ | 10/25/16
    Arizona will be hit the hardest whenObamacare premiums go up next year. The Department of Health and Human Services revealed Monday that premiums for a midlevel benchmark plan will increase an average of 25 percent across the 39 states served by the federally run online market, and that about 1 in 5 consumers will have plans only from a single insurer to pick from, after major national carriers such as UnitedHealth Group, Humana and Aetna scaled back their roles. However, in Arizona, unsubsidized premiums for a hypothetical 27-year-old buying a benchmark “second-lowest cost silver plan” will jump by 116 percent,...
  • The worst of ObamaCare is yet to come

    10/26/2016 3:32:58 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 25, 2016
    Word that ObamaCare premiums will soar 25 percent in the 39 states that operate off the federal system is only the tip of the iceberg: The so-called Affordable Care Act is inflicting damage all across America's health-care sector - with no end in sight. Just as critics warned from the start. [Snip] Still ahead: Budget crises in the states that accepted temporary federal bribes to massively expand their Medicaid rolls. More premium hikes on the exchanges, as ever fewer healthy people sign up for coverage - prompting even lower enrollment, and more price hikes, in a sharp "death spiral."...
  • The truth about those rising health insurance premiums

    10/25/2016 7:03:01 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | October 25, 2016 | Timothy Jost
    (CNN) — On November 1, the Affordable Care Act health insurance marketplaces will open for their fourth open enrollment period. On Monday,, the federal marketplace serving 39 states, pulled back the curtains to allow consumers to window shop for 2017 plans. As it did so, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a report analyzing the premiums consumers will have to pay for 2017 marketplace coverage and the coverage choices they will have available. The HHS report documents what has already been widely reported -- that after two years of moderate premium increases (2% for 2015 and...
  • 2007 video of Obama discussing America transitioning to single payer system

    This video has not been widely seen. Obama discusses how America can be transitioned into a single payer system. We are entering the early stages of the transition period.
  • Watch as the dullards at CBS News try to figure out why ObamaCare rates are spiking

    10/25/2016 5:30:26 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 44 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/25/16 | Robert Laurie
    The press is a willfully ignorant advocacy group Charlie Rose, Norah O’Donnell, and Gayle King are all very wise people who know what they’re talking about. Frankly, it’s tough to overestimate their brilliance. They’re smarter than you, smarter than me, and their analysis should always be considered sacrosanct. For years, they wisely ignored the warnings of conservatives who argued that ObamaCare would destroy the American healthcare system. They scoffed at concerns about rate hikes, evaporating choices in terms of plans and doctors, diminished or rationed care, and stuck to the company line about “saving the average family” money.
  • Obamacare rates surge (Up 50% in PA ...Election Effect?)

    10/25/2016 4:10:31 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 19 replies
    The Morning Call ^ | October 25, 2016 | Sam Kennedy
    When the Affordable Care Act's fourth open enrollment period starts next week, many Lehigh Valley participants will notice a sharp spike in premiums. In Pennsylvania, the average price for the benchmark second-lowest-cost silver plan for a 27-year-old is going up 53 percent, according to a report issued Monday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. That's nearly four times the rate of increase nationally.
  • Obamacare Architect: Obamacare Premium Increases Are ‘Going to Be Severe’ For ‘A Million People’

    10/25/2016 3:51:38 PM PDT · by detective · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Oct 2016 | Ian Hanchett
    On Tuesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “The Lead,” Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, one of the architects of Obamacare, stated that “There’s a million people” for whom Obamacare premium increases are “going to be severe — or uncomfortable.” Emanuel said that “most” Americans are not seeing 25% premium increases, because they get subsidies. He added, “[T]here are some relatively simple fixes. One is better social marketing to get young people in. Another is these risk corridors for the insurance companies, so that they can keep premiums lower. Another is to change…how much older people pay versus younger people, to decrease the cost for...
  • 2017 premiums up 25 pct

    10/25/2016 2:53:16 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 9 replies
    yahoo ^ | 10-24-2016 | Caroline Humer, Clarke, Grebler, Matthew Lewis
    Oct 24 (Reuters) - The average premium for benchmark 2017 Obamacare insurance plans sold on rose 25 percent compared with 2016, the U.S. government said on Monday, the biggest increase since the insurance first went on sale in 2013 for the following year. The average monthly premium for the benchmark plan is rising to $302 from $242 in 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services said. The agency attributed the large increase to insurers adjusting their premiums to reflect two years of cost data that became available.
  • Trump, Clinton campaign spar over Obamacare

    10/25/2016 2:03:56 PM PDT · by Innovative · 4 replies
    Washibgton Post ^ | Oct. 25, 2016 | Sean Sullivan, Anne Gearan and Ed O'Keefe
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump used his South Florida golf course and its employees on Tuesday to attack price spikes for government health-care insurance premiums, saying that the program known as Obamacare is “blowing up.” Trump’s broadsides came at the start of a full day of campaigning in Florida, a state that he said he has to win to capture the White House. His campaign announced, meanwhile, that Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, the Republican vice-presidential candidate, will pay a visit Wednesday to Utah, where polls show Trump is at risk of losing the once-reliable GOP state to Democrat Hillary Clinton...
  • ....Obama to campaign in Orlando Friday for Hillary Clinton

    10/25/2016 11:06:05 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 57 replies
    News 96.5 ^ | 10/25/16
    ..... Obama will travel to Orlando Friday to campaign for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. From the Hillary Clinton campaign website: Join us to welcome President Obama to Orlando! He’ll lay out the high stakes of November’s election for Florida families and highlight Hillary Clinton’s vision for an America that is stronger together, with an economy that works for everyone, not just...
  • Single Provider: 5 States Will Have Only 1 Obamacare Insurance Provider

    10/25/2016 10:41:48 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 25, 2016 | 9:43 AM EDT | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Five states—Alabama, Alaska, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Wyoming—will have only one insurance company offering plans through the Obamacare health insurance exchange in 2017, according to an analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation. “In states that use, the average number of insurers participating in the marketplace will be 3.9 in 2017 (down from 5.4 companies per state in 2016, 5.9 in 2015 and 4.5 in 2014),” said KFF. […] In addition to the five states that will have only 1 insurance company offering plans through the Obamacare exchange, nine states will have only two insurance companies offering plans through the...
  • Trump hits hard at 'Obamacare' after gloomy report

    10/25/2016 9:12:04 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 25, 2016 11:43 AM EDT | Jonathan Lemire and Steve Peoples
    Donald Trump declared Tuesday that “Obamacare is just blowing up,” hoping for powerful late-campaign ammunition against Hillary Clinton after the government projected sharp cost increases for President Barack Obama’s health care program. Just two weeks before Election Day, the New York businessman addressed the health care development during an appearance at one of his Florida golf resorts that highlighted the extraordinary intersection of his business and political interests. His message was somewhat scattershot, leaving questions of how well he and his party can capitalize on a revived emphasis on “Obamacare.” …
  • Vox's Kliff Explains Huge Obamacare Premium Hikes

    10/24/2016 7:52:03 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 6 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 24, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    Imagine if your main shtick in life is acting as a cheerleader for a program that turns into a colossal flop. Such is now the situation of Sarah Kliff of Vox since it was reported today that ObamaCare premiums are due for a huge price hike.  Before we see Kliff struggling to explain the death spiral price hikes predicted for years by "evil" conservatives, let us read the sad bedside news of the terminal patient via the Associated Press:

    10/24/2016 2:18:51 PM PDT · by GOPe Means Bend Over Spell Run · 76 replies
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Premiums will go up sharply next year under President Barack Obama's health care law, and many consumers will be down to just one insurer, the administration confirmed Monday. That will stoke another "Obamacare" controversy days before a presidential election. Before taxpayer-provided subsidies, premiums for a midlevel benchmark plan will increase an average of 25 percent across the 39 states served by the federally run online market, according to a report from the Department of Health and Human Services. Some states will see much bigger jumps, others less. Moreover, about 1 in 5 consumers will only have plans...
  • Chicago Hopenchange: Major hospitals bail on ObamaCare for 2017

    10/24/2016 9:13:06 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 10 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 24, 2016 | Ed Morrissey
    Old and busted: ObamaCare gives Americans health care! New hotness: ObamaCare gives Americans health care …. where they can’t get to it. Last week, in President Obama’s home town of Chicago, his supporters got a rude surprise. If they buy their health insurance on the ObamaCare exchange, they’d better look in some other city for hospitalization, because they won’t get covered in the Windy City: Some of Chicago’s largest hospitals said they will not be part of any Cook County Affordable Care Act marketplace plans in 2017. University of Chicago Medical Center and Rush University Medical Center both said they...
  • Obamacare in "Transition Phase" [semi-satire]

    10/23/2016 10:56:27 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 Oct 2016 | John Semmens
    Health insurance premium hikes and dwindling service alternatives under the Affordable Care Act were described by President Obama as "a transition phase of the program." "Right now a lot of people are whining about having to pay more or having no choice of doctors or plans where they live," Obama remarked. "All of these complaints originate from a selfish individual perspective. Sure, some isolated individuals may have to pay more and get less, but in the more crucial issue of our progress toward collective social justice we are on track." Before Obamacare, annual family premiums for employer-provided coverage cost an...
  • WikiLeaks: Hillary Clinton Email Archive (fingers all over ACA)

    10/23/2016 3:33:49 AM PDT · by YankeeinOkieville · 8 replies
    WikiLeaks ^ | 1/29/16 (original: 5/09) | Tanden, Clinton
    President Barack Obama didn't embrace the individual mandate during the campaign, which means he would essentially start from scratch in terms of selling the idea to voters. The mandate was a central policy difference with Hillary Clinton, who argued that a mandate was the only way to achieve universal coverage. Let's hope we get the mandate since we know nothing will work w/out it. So how's it going? If I were to talk to one or two decision makers about a few matters, who would that be--Orszag? Rahm or Zeke? Nancy Ann? Or???In this email exchange from 2009 between HDR22...
  • Why Traditional Christians and Especially Catholics Should Not Vote For Hillary Clinton

    10/22/2016 12:32:41 PM PDT · by detective · 36 replies
    Many of you know that for more than 4 years, I have been one of the leaders of the team representing religious organizations, mostly Catholic (including Bishop David Zubik, Bishop of Pittsburgh’s Catholic Diocese) in his case which was consolidated in the U.S. Supreme Court with the case brought by The Little Sisters of the Poor and cases brought by others, against the government over Obamacare’s “contraception mandate.” A great number of religious groups of all denominations filed “friend of the Court” briefs supporting our position that while contraception is and could be available to all who choose to use...
  • This Is It: Wikileaks Drops 1 Last Bomb On Hillary, It’s Over Folks, She Can Quit Now

    10/22/2016 8:17:07 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 66 replies
    ETF News ^ | October 22, 2016 | ETF News
    Hillary betrays the number one thing liberals love in this explosive new Wikileaks. She wants Obamacare to FAIL! Obama’s signature policy initiative, his legacy no less, Hillary wants to gut. Obama is said to be seething and removing his support from her flailing campaign. The Bernie liberals already fled her sinking ship when earlier Wikileaks showed she played bernie and his band of fools for chumps. Via National Insider Politics: It would appear there is no honour among thieves. Wikileaks still has some aces up its sleeve, even though the site probably got its power cut by Democrat operatives. The...
  • Profile: Quentin Young, "The primary figure who delivered Obama to the single-payer camp"

    10/22/2016 5:56:55 AM PDT · by ETL · 5 replies
    sdeveral sources (links provided) | several authors
    Dr. Quentin Young, Longtime Obama Confidante and Physician to MLK [Martin Luther King]FROM "THE OBAMA FILE"...RE: QUENTIN YOUNGThe primary figure who delivered Obama to the single-payer camp was Quentin Young, an 86-year-old retired physician who was a longtime friend and neighbor of Obama in Chicago.  Young joined the Young Communist League as a teenager in the late 1930s.  From the mid-1940s through the mid-1970s, he was closely associated with the Communist Party.  In October 1968 he was called to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee, which was probing the extent of his knowledge about the riots that had erupted at...
  • Clinton Thug Robert Creamer Planned Obamacare in Jail

    10/22/2016 4:52:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 22, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Robert Creamer, founder and partner of Democracy Partners, the group behind the organized violence at Trump rallies, as shown in the video by James O’Keefe and Project Veritas, is no ordinary agitator. Creamer, a convicted felon, is arguably the spiritual godfather of ObamaCare and much of the current progressive left agenda. Creamer, along with his wife, Illinois Rep. Jan Schakowsky is no stranger to agitation, violence, and expanding the progressive agenda. As Investor’s Business Daily pointed out in March 5, 2010 editorial regarding protests against House Ways and Means Chairman Dan Rostenkowski over the Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act of 1988,...
  • Obama on soaring health insurance premiums: ‘I had nothing to do with that’

    10/21/2016 10:45:40 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 22 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/21/16 | Dan Calabrese
    ObamaCare has had a disastrous effect on the health insurance market in this country, and it takes a hell of a lot of nerve for this guy to stand there and say it couldn't possibly have anything to do with him Sure, it’s classic Obama deflection. He could probably smear dog crap on the bottom of your shoe and somehow make the case that it was all because of Republicans. He is that brazen. But it’s also a classic case of something Obama shares with many other liberals - the utter failure to understand that when the government messes around...
  • Obama Calls For Public Option, Which He Once Hedged Against

    10/21/2016 6:42:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 20, 2016 | Ali Rogin
    President Barack Obama pushed today to renew focus on a so-called “public option” in the insurance marketplace -- a popular item among progressives, but one Obama publicly hedged against during negotiations leading to the passage of his signature health care law. In a speech in Miami, Obama said the public option would “give folks more options in those places where there’s just not enough insurers to compete.” But the president did not mention how during the 2009 negotiations over what’s now known as Obamacare the White House used the public option as a bargaining chip -- dropping it as a...
  • Obamacare Premiums Up ... 50% In IL, AZ, PA; 93% In NM: When Does The Death Spiral Blow Up?

    10/21/2016 6:37:18 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 26 replies ^ | 21 October 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Obamacare premiums are skyrocketing out of sight. A jump of a mere 30% looks like a good deal compared to jumps of over 50% in six states, and 93% in New Mexico. Congratulations are in order for those living in a handful of states whose premiums only rose 20%. The Wall Street Journal reports Rate Increases for Health Plans Pose Serious Test for ObamaÂ’s Signature Law. ... Approved Hikes â—¦Approved Hikes Just Under 20%: Colorado, Florida and Idaho â—¦Approved Hikes 20% to 29%: Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland â—¦Approved Hikes 30% to 49%: Alabama, Delaware, Hawaii, Kansas, Mississippi, Texas...
  • Hillary’s Plot Against America

    10/21/2016 4:17:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 21, 2016 | Ed Lasky
    Recent news and leaks make it clear that a plot is afoot. A smoking gun has been found. Republicans are committing political malpractice by not making it clear they are the last line of defense. ObamaCare is imploding, as was widely predicted upon its passage by Republicans and a range of non-partisan experts. The ObamaCare meltdown is even worse than we thought. Bloomberg News recently: A growing number of people in Obamacare are finding out their health insurance plans will disappear from the program next year, forcing them to find new coverage even as options shrink and prices rise. At...
  • ‘I Had Nothing to Do With That!’ Obama Dodges Blame For Skyrocketing Premiums

    10/20/2016 2:23:09 PM PDT · by pissant · 88 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10.20.16 | Charles Spiering
    President Barack Obama offers multiple excuses for why health insurance premiums continue to skyrocket, including blaming Republicans and insurance companies for the problems. He complains that too many reporters spend more time discussing premium increases than explaining why he isn’t responsible for them. “No, I had nothing to do with that,” Obama said, calling it “complicated” despite the “hysteria” that was growing. Obama traveled to Florida to argue that Obamacare was working well, but needed to be fixed
  • One less snake in the swamp: Crooked Bob Creamer Resigns After O'Keefe Video

    10/18/2016 2:01:37 PM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 230 replies
    Creamer statement via James O'Keefe via Twitter ^ | 10/18/2016 | Creamer statement via James O'Keefe via Twitter
  • Obamacare Is the Ultimate Death Panel

    10/19/2016 7:33:39 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 19 Oct, 2016 | Eileen F. Toplansky
    Remember when Sarah Palin was excoriated for suggesting that ObamaCare contained death panels? Then we learned that the nonexistent death panels were actually deleted from the law and then, oops, economist Paul Krugman let slip that "...we're also going to have to make decisions about health care, doc pay for health care that has no demonstrated medical benefits. So the snarky version... which I shouldn't even say because it will get me in trouble is death panels and sales taxes is how we do this [.]" Such is the usual seesaw when a law which should never have seen the...
  • ObamaCare Enrollees Face A Rude Awakening In Two Weeks

    10/19/2016 4:10:13 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 49 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 10/18/2016 | Staff
    Health Care: President Obama once told the country that ObamaCare was a "great product." When open enrollment for ObamaCare begins on Nov. 1, millions of Americans will discover just how big a lie this was. Although the mainstream press has largely ignored it during this election in favor of wall-to-wall coverage of Donald Trump's alleged misdeeds, ObamaCare is absolutely coming unglued. When the exchanges open for business in two weeks, people looking for insurance there will find far fewer choices, sky-high premiums and lower-quality plans. A recent analysis by Bloomberg found that because insurance companies have bailed out of so...
  • Illinois Dem: KKK Membership OK for Congress

    09/26/2002 2:35:52 PM PDT · by finnman69 · 39 replies · 828+ views
    Thursday Sept. 26, 2002; 5:14 p.m. EDT Illinois Dem: KKK Membership OK for Congress Rep. Jan Schakowski, D-Ill., said Thursday that Ku Klux Klan members should be allowed to serve in Congress as long as they had resigned from the domestic terror group and had publicly renounced its beliefs. Asked if she thought leading Senate Democrat Robert Byrd's past Klan membership should have disqualified him from serving in the Senate, Schakowski told nationally syndicated radio host Sean Hannity, "No, not if you've totally rejected it - my goodness." "I think (Byrd) would agree that participation in the KKK is pretty...
  • WikiLeaks: Hillary Wants Obamacare to ‘Unravel’

    10/18/2016 10:10:14 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 9 replies ^ | Updated 18 Oct 2016 at 11:00 AM | by Edmund Kozak
    Leaked email suggests Clinton rooting for Affordable Care Act to collapse An email leaked by WikiLeaks Tuesday appears to suggest that Hillary Clinton wants the Affordable Care Act to fail — presumably as a pretense for implementing single-payer, government-controlled health care. In a chain between Clinton and her senior policy adviser Ann O’Leary titled “Memo on Cadillac Tax for HRC,” Clinton said she’s open to changing her position on the Cadillac Tax — but that the Republican plan to repeal it must pass. "Given the politics now w bipartisan support including Schumer, I'll support repeal w 'sense of the Senate'...
  • Phila. area faces hefty increases in Affordable Care Act rates

    10/17/2016 4:09:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer via ^ | October 17, 2016 — 6:06 PM EDT | Harold Brubaker
    Because of market turmoil and decisions by United Healthcare and Aetna to withdraw from Affordable Care Act exchanges in Pennsylvania for 2017, the remaining insurer in the Philadelphia area, Independence Blue Cross, has been granted bigger rate increase — 28 percent — than it requested in the spring, the state Insurance Department said Monday. Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller said additional companies beyond United and Aetna were considering ending their ACA individual-exchange businesses in Pennsylvania. If that happened, some counties might have been left without any offerings on the exchange, which is where individuals have to buy plans to qualify for...
  • Iranian grad student at Georgia Tech burns self with Molotov cocktail, media yawns

    02/28/2014 9:54:43 AM PST · by servo1969 · 35 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2-28-2014 | Jim Treacher
    As you read the following, keep in mind that this happened three weeks ago. The only reason I know about it is because Glenn Reynolds linked to it this morning.WXIA in Atlanta, Feb. 5: The FBI says a Georgia Tech graduate student was burned by a Molotov cocktail at his apartment in the 200 block of 10th Street, not far from Piedmont Park. Atlanta police spokeswoman Kim Jones said Saamer Akhshabi suffered third-degree burns over 90 percent of his body. Lighter fluid and a charred pillow and mattress were found inside the apartment, along with the Molotov cocktail and several...
  • Coming next in ObamaCare: Insurance rationing?

    10/16/2016 5:30:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 14, 2016 | Ed Morrissey
    For Minnesotans, coming next is meant literally. In order to keep insurers from fleeing the Mnsure ObamaCare exchange, Commerce Commissioner Mark Rothman and Governor Mark Dayton had to agree to massive rate increases across the board, which have garnered most of the headlines and discussion in this state and around the nation. Another less-discussed concession, though, might have even worse portents for the unaffordable Affordable Care Act. Rothman and Dayton have allowed insurers to cap enrollments in order to limit their losses — an act of rationing that may set precedent for negotiations in other states. David Montgomery reported it...
  • The Uninsured: Access to Medical Care Fact Sheet

    10/15/2016 2:08:02 PM PDT · by GilGil · 19 replies ^ | 10/15/2016 | Staff
    Main Points Emergency care is the safety net of the nation’s health care system, caring for everyone, regardless of ability to pay. [i] Emergency physicians provide the most uncompensated care for uninsured and underinsured patients of all physicians.[ii] America’s emergency departments are under severe stress, facing soaring demands. They are essential to every community and must have adequate resources. Having health insurance does not mean you have access to medical care... Q. How do undocumented immigrants in the U.S. who are uninsured affect emergency care? Most undocumented immigrants are unable to obtain health insurance and this means many are unable...
  • Wikileaks reveal Obama coerced Justice Roberts to pass Obamacare

    10/15/2016 5:43:35 PM PDT · by MNDude · 70 replies
    "it was pretty critical that the President threw the gauntlet down last time on the Court, warning them in the first case that it would politicize the role of the Court for them to rule against the ACA. As a close reader of the case, I honestly believe that was vital to scaring Roberts off"
  • Meltdown: 1.4 Million New Obamacare Cancellations Coming Soon

    10/14/2016 7:12:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies ^ | October 14, 2016 | Guy Benson
    I do believe someone famous once said of Obamacare, "if you like your plan, you can keep it." And by "once said," I mean, "said over and over again, ad nauseam." Not only was that promise a lie -- which the White House knew at the time -- for millions of Americans who were booted off of their existing coverage when the law was first implemented, it's an ongoing lie for consumers who are participating in the law's exchanges. The The next big shake-up is looming, directly caused by Obamacare's unsustainable model and lack of affordability - A growing number of...
  • LET' MOVE all-out effort to hit 'em where it hurts

    10/14/2016 7:04:49 AM PDT · by Liz · 25 replies
    They dragged hokey Billybooboo to the podium wearing his trademark hillbilly grin b/c the Clintons are scared silly about Obamacare The giant Democrat flopola is roaring back as a political liability to Democrats in a way not seen since 2014 midterms when 29 Democrats lost their seats b/c of Obamacare. The news is all bad---insurers are bailing out in droves, leaving millions of voters with dwindling options and skyrocketing premiums. There are opportunities here as so much control of Washington is up for grabs. ACTION PROJECT: Post this on every social media outlet: There's a lot of Democrat amnesia when...
  • Seattle's homeless crisis episode 13: A bum from Share testifies (VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED)

    10/14/2016 6:42:15 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 10 replies
    Well its been awhile since I reported on the mayhem in Seattle being caused by Democrats and by an organization called SHARE/WHEEL, this organization is really a cross between the mafia, the SEIU and occupy wall street. The comparisons are obvious yes but surprisingly this is not known well to people outside of the pacific Northwest. In fact I didn't even hear about it until I learned from Steve Ferrell AKA Seataclibertarian my business associate who lives there about Share's existence. Share wheel runs homeless shelters inside churches run mainly from taxpayer funds, despite having a supposed "zero tolerance" policy...
  • WikiLeaks: Catholic Church ‘Middle Ages Dictatorship,’ Need ‘Revolution’ Against Bishops

    10/12/2016 10:32:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 12, 2016 | Susan Berry
    Emails from the account of Hillary Clinton’s current campaign manager John Podesta released by WikiLeaks show that in February of 2012, Podesta and the president of Voices for Progress discussed how to “plant the seeds of revolution” within the Catholic Church, particularly at a time when Catholic bishops were opposing the HHS contraceptive mandate in Obamacare.
  • [Vanity] WIKILEAKS-Does this Podesta email reference a murder?