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  • Federal court halts Obamacare appeal, deals setback to president

    12/05/2016 10:58:47 AM PST · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 5, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    A federal appeals court halted a key Obamacare case on Monday, agreeing to put off proceedings until after President-elect Trump takes office and figures out how he wants to proceed — and dealing a blow to President Obama in the meantime. In a short order the judges put the case in abeyance, and told both sides to give an update by Feb. 21, or a month after Mr. Trump is sworn in. It’s one of a series of cases that are being delayed to give the new administration a chance to put its stamp on legal strategy. Obama administration lawyers...
  • G.O.P. Plans Immediate Repeal of Health Law, Then a Delay

    12/04/2016 6:57:03 AM PST · by ColdOne · 91 replies
    NYT's ^ | 12/2/16 | ROBERT PEAR, JENNIFER STEINHAUER and THOMAS KAPLAN
    WASHINGTON — Republicans in Congress plan to move almost immediately next month to repeal the Affordable Care Act, as President-elect Donald J. Trump promised. But they also are likely to delay the effective date so that they have several years to phase out President Obama’s signature achievement. This emerging “repeal and delay” strategy, which Speaker Paul D. Ryan discussed this week with Vice President-elect Mike Pence, underscores a growing recognition that replacing the health care law will be technically complicated and could be politically explosive. Since the law was signed by Mr. Obama in March 2010, 20 million uninsured people...
  • McConnell cautions replacement to health law to take time

    12/03/2016 7:30:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 172 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 3, 2016 12:12 PM EST
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Congress will act early next year to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care law but delay the changes as Republicans try to come up with an alternative. […] Speaking in Louisville, McConnell cautioned that the law’s critics “can’t just snap your fingers and go from where we are today to where we’re headed.” He said a replacement to the health care law will be done in a “phased-in way.” …
  • Obama: We’ve Made Health Care ‘More Affordable for All Americans’

    12/03/2016 7:07:48 PM PST · by Rockitz · 125 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 3 Dec 2016 | Ian Hanchett
    During Saturday’s Weekly Address, President Obama touted the 21st Century Cures Act, and stated that over the last eight years we’ve made health care “more affordable for all Americans.” Transcript as Follows: “Hi, everybody. On the first day of my administration, I promised to restore science to its rightful place. I told you we would unleash American innovation and technology to tackle the health challenges of our time. Over the last eight years, we’ve delivered on that promise in many ways, both big and small — including, of course, providing health coverage to 20 million more Americans, and making health...
  • What is urgent care medical serices?

    12/03/2016 5:10:37 PM PST · by ProudFossil · 73 replies
    Vanity | Self
    What is the purpose of all the urgent care centers in the urban areas, specifically Albuquerque, New Mexic?
  • Obama: Health care act is law, US can't go backward

    12/02/2016 3:39:02 PM PST · by mdittmar · 164 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 2, 2016 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is urging the public to help save his health care law, which is in serious danger of being repealed under President-elect Donald Trump.In a Facebook Live appearance, Obama says the Affordable Care Act has improved millions of lives over the six years it's been the "law of the land." He says the country can't go "backward."
  • Trump presidency “demands fierce resistance” (Laff riot)

    12/02/2016 12:02:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Grist ^ | December 2, 2016 | Bill McKibben
    We’re going to be dealing with an onslaught of daily emergencies during the Trump years. Already it’s begun — if there’s nothing going on (or in some cases when there is), our leader often begins the day with a tweet to stir the pot, and suddenly we’re debating whether burning the flag should lose you your citizenship. These crises will get worse once he has power — from day to day we’ll have to try and protect vulnerable immigrants, or deal with the latest outrage from the white supremacist “alt-reich,” or confront the latest self-dealing scandal in the upper reaches...
  • Congressional Republicans might give ObamaCare a three-year sunset

    12/02/2016 11:50:08 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 49 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/02/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Complicated transitions I don’t like the sound of this, but I’m somewhat hopeful the worst possible interpretation of it is not accurate. Plus, it does come from the Worst Web Site in the World (at least until Mike Allen and Jim VandeHei complete the task of outdoing themselves), so maybe it’s all made up: Congressional Republicans are setting up their own, self-imposed deadline to make good on their vow to replace the Affordable Care Act. With buy-in from Donald Trump’s transition team, GOP leaders on both sides of the Capitol are coalescing around a plan to vote to repeal the...
  • Surprise, surprise: Republicans stalling on Obamacare repeal

    12/01/2016 4:19:25 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 36 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/01/16 | Matthew Vadum
    The myth that a complete replacement package has to be in place the moment Obamacare is repealed refuses to die First congressional Republicans said they couldn’t repeal Obamacare because they didn’t have full control of Congress. Then when they gained control of both chambers of Congress congressional Republicans said they couldn’t repeal Obamacare because they didn’t control the White House.
  • Nearly half of Americans do not want Obamacare dismantled

    12/01/2016 4:32:01 AM PST · by Zakeet · 100 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 1, 2016
    President-elect Donald Trump is intent on repealing Obamacare, but nearly half of Americans say they aren’t so keen on dismantling the health care reform law. Some 49% of Americans want Trump and Congress to either expand Obamacare or continue implementing the law as it is, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation poll released Thursday. Another 26% want the entire law repealed, while 17% would like the law scaled back. Trump and GOP Congressional leaders have said they plan to take up Obamacare’s repeal as soon the incoming president takes office on January 20. They are looking at repealing the law...
  • Rep. McDermott: It's ‘Not American’ To Remove Individual Mandate for Health Insurance

    11/30/2016 2:40:48 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 30, 2016 | 12:27 PM EST | Eric Scheiner
    Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) says removing the federal government's individual mandate to purchase health insurance is “not American.” McDermott told C-Span’s Washington Journal Tuesday, that Republican efforts to remove the government mandate to purchase health insurance from the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) will not work. …
  • New Gruber Study Raises Major Questions About Obamacare's Medicaid Expansion

    11/30/2016 8:08:49 AM PST · by Mikey_1962 · 45 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11-27-16 | Brian Blase,
    A new study by Jonathan Gruber, one of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) chief economic architects, suggests that roughly two-thirds of new Medicaid enrollees in 2014 were eligible for the program under previous state eligibility criteria—meaning that they were not made eligible by the ACA. If accurate, then a much smaller share of new Medicaid enrollees were made eligible for the program by the ACA than Washington experts commonly believe. For example, the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) most recent projection is that only one of six new Medicaid enrollees were eligible for the program before the ACA. Gruber’s results, combined...
  • Schumer: Republicans Are 'Plotting a War on Seniors'

    11/30/2016 6:18:08 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 114 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 30, 2016 | 5:45 AM EST | Susan Jones
    During the presidential campaign, Republican Donald Trump said he would not cut Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid, but no matter. Sen. Chuck Schumer, the next Senate minority leader, on Tuesday warned that Republicans are “plotting a war on seniors.” The New York Democrat said he was “so disappointed” that Trump has nominated Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) to be his Health and Human Services secretary. “When it comes to issues like Medicare, the Affordable Care Act and Planned Parenthood, Congressman Price and the average American couldn’t be further apart,” Schumer told a news conference on Capitol Hill. …
  • Bye-Bye, ObamaCare: Tom Price To Head HHS

    11/30/2016 3:11:14 AM PST · by expat_panama · 58 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 11/29/16 6:21 PM ET | Editorial
    ObamaCare: Tom Price, the Republican congressman and former physician from Georgia, has been named by Donald Trump to head the Department of Health and Human Services. For those who harbored any doubts about Trump's commitment to repealing ObamaCare, you can now rest easy. Price, a former orthopedic surgeon, is known as Congress' most astute critic of the Affordable Care Act, having practiced medicine himself and understanding fully its many flaws. He will be ready on Day One to find a way to replace the 2010 health care law, which was passed by Democrats without a single Republican vote. We're sure...
  • Trump Picks Anti-ObamaCare Tom Price to Head HHS

    11/29/2016 8:22:52 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 4 replies
    The New American ^ | 29 November 2016 | Warren Mass
    President-elect Donald Trump announced on November 29 that he will nominate Representative Tom Price (shown, R-Ga.) to be Secretary of Health and Human Services. Dr. Price, who has represented Georgia’s sixth district in the House since 2004, worked in private practice as an orthopedic surgeon for nearly 20 years before being elected to the Georgia State Senate.In announcing his selection, Trump said in a statement:[House Committee on the Budget] Chairman Price, a renowned physician, has earned a reputation for being a tireless problem solver and the go-to expert on healthcare policy, making him the ideal choice to serve in this...
  • Trump signals he’s serious on ObamaCare repeal

    11/29/2016 5:46:10 PM PST · by Innovative · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | Nov. 29, 2016 | Jonathan Swan
    By picking Georgia Rep. Tom Price as his point man on healthcare, Donald Trump calmed conservatives who have been concerned about the president-elect’s commitment to overturning ­ObamaCare. Trump’s announcement on Tuesday that he wanted Price to be secretary of Health and Human Services suggests the president-elect is serious about repealing ­ObamaCare.
  • Second Indian American Picked for Important Role in Donald Trump Administration

    11/29/2016 1:08:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    India West ^ | November 29, 2016 | Arul Louis, IANS
    NEW YORK – President-elect Donald Trump selected a second Indian American, Seema Verma, Nov. 28 for a high-level position in his administration, assigning her "to the dream team that will transform our healthcare system," a major campaign promise. Verma, who has worked closely on healthcare with Vice President-elect Mark Pence in Indiana, is to be the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, overseeing government health insurance programs....
  • Here's how Trump's HHS pick, Tom Price wants to replace Obamacare

    11/29/2016 11:43:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/29/2016 | Philip Klein
    By tapping House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Tom Price to serve as his Secretary of Health and Human Services, President-elect Trump has added to his team one of the most serious and knowledgeable Republicans on healthcare policy, and in the process pressed his finger on the scales of the internal GOP debate over how specifically to replace Obamacare. In contrast to many Republicans, who have talked in terms of repealing Obamacare without offering their own vision for the healthcare system, Price, an orthopedic surgeon, has for years been refining his own detailed plan. In fact, he was one of...
  • The Latest: GOP could repeal, before replacing, Obamacare

    11/29/2016 9:44:09 AM PST · by heterosupremacist · 20 replies
    http://hosted.ap.org ^ | 11/29/2016 | n/a
    NEW YORK (AP) -- The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump and his administration (all times EST): 12:27 p.m. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy says Congress could vote to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law before coming up with a replacement. The approach could allow congressional Republicans to take swift action on one of President-elect Donald Trump's campaign promises - while putting off the hard part. McCarthy wasn't specific on timing in his comments Tuesday. But the California Republican suggested Congress could vote on a repeal while putting off the date for it to take effect. He said that could...
  • HHS nominee Price opposes Obamacare, backs Medicare vouchers

    11/29/2016 8:43:37 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 29, 2016 10:46 AM EST | Andrew Taylor
    As a congressman, Georgia Republican Tom Price has been thwarted in his hopes to repeal the Affordable Care Act and transform Medicare into a voucher-like program for future participants. Now, as President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to run the Department of Health and Human Services, Price will wield great power as Trump’s top health policy adviser and preside, Republicans hope, over the dismantlement of President Barack Obama’s signature health care law. Price, 62, carries himself with a surgeon’s confidence and possesses deep knowledge of health policy. He is one of very few Republicans to actually propose a replacement for Obamacare, and...
  • IT’S OFFICIAL: TRUMP CHOOSES TOM PRICE FOR HHS; SEEMA VERMA FOR CMS

    11/29/2016 7:29:39 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 79 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 29 Nov 2016
    President-elect Donald Trump is tapping Congressman Tom Price (R-GA) to be Secretary of Health and Human Services and Seema Verma as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, according to a release from the transition team. “Together, Chairman Price and Seema Verma are the dream team that will transform our healthcare system for the benefit of all Americans,” Trump said in a statement. Price, the chairman of the House Budget Committee, is a physician and a fierce opponent of Obamacare. “It is an honor to be nominated to serve our nation as Secretary of Health and Human Services....
  • I’m a medical resident. You’ll make my job harder if you repeal Obamacare. [Snowflake!]

    11/29/2016 7:15:55 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 79 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/29/16 | JOSEPH "It's all about me" NWADIUKO
    Residency, in case you haven’t heard, is difficult work. 124,000 of us have dedicated three to seven years of our life to communities around the country, collectively making life and death decisions for millions of patients each day. Our weekly duty hour limit is twice that of most working Americans.... completely repeal Obamacare. Although he has reneged and stated that he would keep the ban on preconditions and coverage for young adults on the table, he has been much less clear about what he’d do to the quality and payment schemes of the ACA. A worrisome contingent of conservatives nonetheless...
  • Tom Price, Obamacare Critic, Is Trump’s Choice for Health Secretary

    11/28/2016 7:04:58 PM PST · by usafa92 · 90 replies
    NY Times ^ | 11/28/2016 | Robert Pear
    WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald J. Trump has selected Representative Tom Price, a six-term Republican congressman from Georgia who has led opposition to the Affordable Care Act, to be secretary of health and human services, according to a transition team official. Mr. Price, an orthopedic surgeon, has been a severe critic of the health law, saying it interferes with the ability of patients and doctors to make medical decisions. And he says that events have borne out his warnings. “Premiums have gone up, not down,” Mr. Price said recently. “Many Americans lost the health coverage they were told time and time...
  • Trump to nominate Georgia Rep. Tom Price as health secretary

    11/28/2016 8:11:06 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 28, 2016 10:50 PM EST | Julie Pace
    President-elect Donald Trump has selected Georgia Rep. Tom Price, a leading critic of President Barack Obama’s sweeping health care law, to head the Department of Health and Human Services, according to a person familiar with the decision. If confirmed by the Senate, Price will play a central role in Republican efforts to repeal and replace the current health care law. Trump has pledged to move quickly on overhauling the landmark measure, but has been vague about what he hopes to see in a replacement bill. …
  • Repeal Congress’ special exemption from Obamacare, kill two birds with one stone

    11/28/2016 5:36:08 AM PST · by george76 · 32 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 23, 2016 | Jenny Beth Martin
    Repealing Congress’ special exemption from Obamacare regularly polls at the 90+ percent level, and for good reason — the illegal ruling by OPM once again allowed Members of Congress (and their staffs) to live by a different set of rules than those they imposed on the rest of America. Worse, by exempting the legislative branch from the pernicious effects of this particular law, it allows Members and their staffs to avoid the personal pain (financial and health) imposed by the monstrosity they imposed on the rest of us, and, by doing so, delays its inevitable repeal. The good news is,...
  • Obamacare insurers stiffed again by feds

    11/26/2016 7:03:19 AM PST · by kevcol · 19 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 23, 2016 | Robert King
    Obamacare insurers will not receive any payments for the 2015 coverage year from a federal program designed to help them ease losses. Insurers are asking for about $5.8 billion from the federal government for 2015 in Obamacare's risk corridor program, according to an estimate from Brian Blase of the right-leaning think tank Mercatus Center. However, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said last week that all payments would go toward paying off the money owed the insurers for 2014.
  • A Battle to Change Medicare Is Brewing, Whether Trump Wants It or Not

    11/25/2016 5:14:55 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 36 replies
    NY Times ^ | Nov 25 2016 | NY Times
    WASHINGTON — Donald J. Trump once declared that campaigning for “substantial” changes to Medicare would be a political death wish. But with Election Day behind them, emboldened House Republicans say they will move forward on a years-old effort to shift Medicare away from its open-ended commitment to pay for medical services and toward a fixed government contribution for each beneficiary. The idea rarely came up during Mr. Trump’s march toward the White House, but a battle over the future of Medicare could roil Washington during his first year in office, whether he wants it or not.
  • Obama Attempts to Distort His Legacy

    11/25/2016 10:46:35 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/25/16 | Roger Aronoff
    Obama’s “worst legacy, one that remains grotesquely underreported by the ‘watchdog’ mainstream media” is “by far the worst deficit record in U.S. history.” The election of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on November 8 was not only a rejection of Hillary Clinton, based on her trustworthiness and her legal and ethical problems, it was also clearly a repudiation of Democratic policymaking, with Trump promising to eliminate or revise a number of Barack Obama’s signature achievements. But, speaking to the press in his first press conference after the election, President Obama maintained that he is leaving the White House and America...
  • AAPS Doctors Urge Donald Trump to End ObamaCare

    Donald Trump's biggest campaign promise was to get rid of Obamacare, officially misnamed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Soaring premiums under ObamaCare are harming individuals and families and depressing our economy. The sooner ObamaCare is repealed, the better, states the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS). President-elect Trump need not wait for Congress, AAPS points out. On his first day in office, Trump can order the IRS not to impose or enforce any penalties against individuals for not purchasing insurance. "President-elect Trump would not want anyone to be forced to stay in a particular hotel, and Trump...
  • Rep. Tim Ryan Predicts ‘Youngstown Street Fight' if Trump Tries to Defund Planned Parenthood

    11/22/2016 7:24:20 AM PST · by rktman · 82 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 11/22/2016 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH), who is challenging Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) as House minority leader, said Sunday that there will be a “Youngstown street fight in the Capitol” if President-elect Donald Trump attempts to defund Planned Parenthood or tries to dismantle Obamacare. “Let me say, if he tries to defund Planned Parenthood, if he tries to kick people off their health insurance, if they try to privatize Medicare or cut taxes for the wealthy, you know, we are going to have a Youngstown street fight in the Capitol. That's what's going to happen,” Ryan told Jake Tapper after the host...
  • LA Billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong Meets With Trump

    11/21/2016 2:20:24 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    cbs2la ^ | 11/21/2016
    Soon-Shiong said on Twitter the meeting was an “incredible honor.” Incredible honor dining w/Pres-elect @realDonaldTrump last night. He truly wants to advance #healthcare for all. https://t.co/z6qRV9CfDo — Dr. Pat Soon-Shiong (@DrPatSoonShiong) November 20, 2016 Soon-Shiong has previously tweeted about “healing the divided nation through healthcare transformation.” Healing the divided nation thru healthcare transformation @ Patrick Soon-Shiong Innovation Summit. Proud 2 award great minds making change. pic.twitter.com/Q5fWCBBUQO — Dr. Pat Soon-Shiong (@DrPatSoonShiong) November 17, 2016
  • Obama blames messaging, bad luck, 'our system'

    11/21/2016 8:45:13 AM PST · by kevcol · 30 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 21, 2016 | Pete Kasperowicz
    President Obama on Sunday refused to blame Hillary Clinton for the Democrats' failure to win the White House or take back the House or Senate, and instead said improved messaging and better luck will help Democrats in future years. . . . Aside from messaging, Obama said another reason Democrats didn't do well is the "nature of our system." While some Democrats have called for an end to the Electoral College, Obama didn't go that far, and instead indicated he was talking about how Republicans have a natural advantage in the Senate. "As long as Wyoming gets the same number...
  • Top Senate Dem serves notice to GOP, Trump on priorities [Schumer]

    11/19/2016 5:07:55 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 65 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 19, 2016 7:01 PM EST | Erica Werner
    Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York is threatening political payback if congressional Republicans and President-elect Donald Trump try to undo President Barack Obama’s major legislative achievements. “They will rue the day” they repeal Obama’s health care law, Senate Democrats’ leader-in-waiting told The Associated Press in an interview in his office on Friday. “It’s a political nightmare for them. They’ll be like the dog that caught the bus.” Trump, after meeting with Obama, said he’d like to keep popular pieces of the six-year-old law, including the requirement to extend coverage to people with pre-existing conditions and the provision allowing young...
  • Obamacare Numbers Cruncher Suffers 'Schindler's List' Mental Meltdown

    11/17/2016 6:10:12 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | November 17, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    There have been many liberal mental meltdowns since Donald Trump's election last week but few of them have approached the epic proportions of ObamaCare numbers cruncher Charles Gaba. Until he went over the edge, Gaba was known for quietly delving into the arcane statistics of ObamaCare for the past few years and posting them several times per week on his blog. Although he is a liberal, his dry numbers analysis of the failed program at least kept him out of trouble and his stats were often cited by reporters, such as Sarah Kliff of Vox, whose big shtick is ObamaCare. ...
  • 1 million sign up for Obamacare for 2017 so far

    11/17/2016 6:48:15 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/16/16 | T Luhby
    Americans are still signing up for Obamacare, despite President-elect Trump's promise to repeal it soon after he takes office. More than one million people selected plans for 2017 on the federal exchange in the first 12 days of open enrollment, which began November 1, according to the Department of Health & Human Services. That is 53,000 more than in the comparable period a year ago. Administration officials are using enrollment data to promote the importance of Obamacare to Americans, trying to counter Republicans' assertions that it is pricey and broken.
  • Donald Trump is about to face a rude awakening over Obamacare (preexisting conditions)

    11/12/2016 4:19:09 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 161 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | 11/12/2016 | Steven Pearlstein
    After reiterating his promise to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, President-elect Donald Trump has indicated that he may keep two of the law’s most popular provisions. One is straightforward enough — children up to the age of 26 being allowed to stay on their parents’ plan. The other — preventing insurance companies from denying coverage because of preexisting conditions — offers a perfect illustration of why Trump and most of the other Republicans critics of Obamacare don’t understand the health insurance market. Let’s say that in the beautiful new world of “repeal and replace,” insurers are required to...
  • Outspoken Pro-Life Cardinal DiNardo Becomes New President of the Nation’s Catholic Bishops

    11/15/2016 7:11:32 PM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Life News ^ | November 15, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops elected a new president who has a strong commitment to the sanctity of life on Tuesday. Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, leader of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston in Texas, was elected to a three-year term as president of the bishops’ organization, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The bishops also elected Cardinal Jose Gomez of Los Angeles as vice president, the report states. DiNardo previously served as the vice president and as the chair of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the USCCB. One of his duties as the new president will be to guide U.S. Catholic...
  • Jonathan Gruber: Obamacare is irrelevant to economic growth ( why democrats losing it all)

    11/15/2016 6:26:51 PM PST · by GilGil · 20 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 11/15/2016 | Maria Bartiromo
    Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber on the impact of the ACA on small business and U.S. economic growth. (you won't believe your ears but you will understand why democrats are losing bigly)
  • Maria Bartiromo Brutally Schools Jonathan Gruber on Obamacare Job Loss

    11/15/2016 3:03:39 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 76 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | November 15, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    OUCH! Remind me to never get on the bad side of Maria Bartiromo. After watching Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber wither during her incisive interview Tuesday on Fox News' Mornings With Maria one could almost feel sorry for the guy. Almost.What riled up Bartiromo was Gruber's smug assertion of no job losses due to Obamacare despite Bartiromo citing business executives telling her the opposite. After Gruber brushed her off for supposedly relying on anecdotes rather than hard data, the fireworks began as we shall see.
  • Do Republicans really want to let go of ObamaCare?

    11/15/2016 12:23:01 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/15/16 | Dan Calabrese
    It's killing the country, but it's been the best political friend the GOP has ever had It’s a funny thing about solving problems, especially in politics. You want to solve problems, of course. You campaign on your ability to do so, and on the culpability of the other side in having created the problem in the first place. In that respect, rarely has a problem set itself up more advantageously for the Republican Party than ObamaCare. Not a single Republican voted for it. And just about every Republican warned it would be a disaster. The public agreed, opposing the idea...
  • Obamacare Architect Jonathan Gruber Sounds Off on CEO Job Loss Claims

    11/15/2016 10:06:55 AM PST · by HarleyD · 41 replies
    Fox News Business ^ | November 15, 2016 | Julia Limitone
    Jonathan Gruber, a well-known architect of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, caused a ruckus two years ago after he was caught on tape saying “the stupidity of the American voter led us to hide Obamacare’s true costs from the public.” He told the FOX Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo that CEOs are wrong about Obamacare. The MIT professor sparked a heated debate with Bartiromo after she stated that “businesses are not hiring workers because the legislation is too expensive.” Gruber had a different take: “Please don’t use the word ‘fact’ because you’re not saying facts, you’re saying antidotes.” “I’ll tell you...
  • Dr. Ben Carson turns down offer to serve in Trump administration

    11/15/2016 8:45:08 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 105 replies
    Circa ^ | 11-15-16 | Raffi Williams
    According to Dr. Ben Carson's business manager Armstrong Williams, Dr. Ben Carson will not serve in President-elect Donald Trump's administration, a separate source confirmed that Carson was being offered a position as Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). Williams told Circa that Dr. Carson thinks he can, "best serve the President outside the administration."
  • ObamaCare’s last hope: Terrified Senate Republicans

    11/14/2016 3:54:18 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 43 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/14/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Kicks of mules ObamaCare is in big trouble. With the election of a Republican president and the survival of Republican majorities in both the House and Senate, ObamaCare should be history. But ObamaCare is not dead yet. The effort to repeal and replace it is going to face some serious obstacles - some of which are policy-related, like the problem of how you deal with people with pre-existing conditions, or of how you transition people who have signed up for subsidized policies. The left wants you to think that repealing ObamaCare means ripping people’s health care away from them. The...
  • Trump’s positions and Catholic social doctrine: What we should look for?

    11/14/2016 12:08:18 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 5 replies
    http://aleteia.org ^ | 11/14/2016 | John Burger
    The Catholic Church proclaims that human life is sacred and that the dignity of the human person is the foundation of a moral vision for society. This belief is the foundation of all the principles of our social teaching. In our society, human life is under direct attack from abortion and euthanasia. The value of human life is being threatened by cloning, embryonic stem cell research, and the use of the death penalty. The intentional targeting of civilians in war or terrorist attacks is always wrong. Catholic teaching also calls on us to work to avoid war. Nations must protect...
  • Sunday Talks: Chris Wallace -vs- Kellyanne Conway (repeal Obamacare Jan. 20th)

    11/13/2016 12:12:24 PM PST · by GilGil · 38 replies
    FoxNews Sunday ^ | 11/13/2016 | Chris Wallace
    Chris Wallace continues the David Brock (Media Matters) talking points via his Fox News Sunday interview with victorious Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway...
  • House leader McCarthy: GOP will repeal ObamaCare, 'put up a wall'

    11/13/2016 9:37:48 AM PST · by GonzoII · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | Nov. 13, 2016
    House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy vowed Sunday that his Republican-led chamber will indeed repeal and replace ObamaCare, after Donald Trump’s remarks that he would consider keeping certain parts of the health care law following his presidential election win. “We will repeal and replace ObamaCare,” McCarthy, a California Republican, said on “Fox News Sunday.” “It has to change.”   McCarthy, the chamber's No. 2 Republican behind House Speaker Paul Ryan, spoke one day before Congress returns to Washington for a so-called lame duck session, which will include passing a budget to avoid a looming government shutdown and preparing for several of...
  • Will ObamaCare really be repealed?

    11/13/2016 7:27:24 AM PST · by Crucial · 80 replies
    11/13/2016 | Myself
    It is my understanding that Trump's plan for health insurance includes allowing people with pre-existing conditions to sign up for coverage. It also appears that this clause of ObamaCare can't be repealed through reconciliation. I'm not really sure why that is because the Democrat X-rays only had a slim majority when ObamaCare was rammed down America's throat. So I have a few questions that I think others should consider. First, how can insurance companies actually be profitable when they are forced to insure people who are already sick even with being able to sell insurance across state lines. Second, given...
  • GOP pushing budget limits on ObamaCare(It's going down)

    11/12/2016 1:15:31 PM PST · by conservativepoet · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/12/16 | Sarah Ferris
    Republicans are pushing the limits of Congress’s complex budget process to finish up an ObamaCare repeal bill in time for Donald Trump’s inauguration. The House Budget Committee could bring back its budget resolution from April – which never made it to the chamber floor – to deal an immediate blow to the president’s healthcare law after he leaves office. The unusual move is among several strategies under consideration to speed up legislation to repeal ObamaCare, which has been a central GOP campaign promise since 2010.
  • Ben Carson Says He’ll Help Trump Find a Replacement to Obamacare

    11/11/2016 6:20:25 PM PST · by GilGil · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/9/2016 | Katherine Rodriguez
    Ben Carson said he would help President-elect Donald Trump construct a replacement to Obamacare. “I think the replacement must obviously come first and it must be something that is very appealing and easy to understand,” he told Politico Wednesday. “And then, only then, would you dismantle what’s in place.” Carson declined to say whether he was being considered for a Cabinet position, but Politico reports that his name is being floated as a possible candidate for positions such as secretary of health and human services or secretary of education. Trump campaigned on replacing Obamacare with a simpler, cheaper alternative that...
  • Judge is asked to stop Anthem from ending out-of-network coverage for 500,000 Californians

    11/11/2016 5:02:27 PM PST · by ColdOne · 14 replies
    losangelestimes.com ^ | 11/11/16 | Melody Petersen
    A consumer group has asked a judge to immediately stop Anthem Blue Cross from switching 500,000 Californians to health plans offering no coverage for out-of-network care. The dispute is over a change Anthem made to its 2017 plans known as preferred provider organizations, or PPOs, throughout much of the state. In court papers filed this week, Santa Monica-based Consumer Watchdog said that Anthem broke the law by not properly informing consumers that it had changed the plan to one that no longer pays for any portion of care provided by out-of-network doctors and hospitals. Anthem told The Times on Friday...