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  • About 1.6M drop-outs from health law coverage this year

    06/30/2016 8:53:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 30, 2016 6:39 PM EDT | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
    About 1.6 million people who signed up for coverage this year under President Barack Obama’s health care law dropped out by the end of March, according to administration figures released late Thursday. The report from the Health and Human Services department said some 11.1 million people were still signed up. But that’s a drop of nearly 13 percent from the 12.7 million who initially enrolled for subsidized private coverage this year. Those dropouts failed to seal the deal by paying their premiums. …
  • other-victims-of-gun-violence

    06/30/2016 2:46:26 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 7 replies
    Modern Healthcare ^ | 6/28/2016 | Tristram Korten
    MIAMI —The man on the table at Ryder Trauma Center in Jackson Memorial Hospital has been shot four times, in the forearm, chest, flank, and thigh. Dr. George Garcia spends two hours operating on him, removing bullet fragments, closing blood vessels and repairing tissue. By the time he’s tied the last suture it’s 2 a.m. Garcia tosses his blood-stained gloves in the trash and goes out to tell the victim’s father his son will be fine. Then Garcia’s pager signals that an ambulance is on its way with another shooting victim. And so, he heads to the observation bays to...
  • University website declares pro-life views a form of assault

    06/30/2016 11:07:50 AM PDT · by PaulyPaul · 22 replies
    The Extract ^ | June 28, 2016
    Leftist views have increasingly dominated American college campuses to the point that many universities now consider the mere mention of conservative values an aggressive act that warrants counseling. One page on the official website of Virginia’s Longwood University, however, shows just how cloistered liberals have become in the realm of higher education. A slideshow on the college’s Diversity and Inclusion Resources page includes numerous social justice buzzwords, including a denouncement of so-called “invalidations.”
  • Election 2016: Your money, your vote 71% of Americans believe economy is 'rigged'

    06/30/2016 4:24:54 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 16 replies
    CNN Money ^ | June 28, 2016 | Heather Long
    The overwhelming majority of Americans believe the economy is rigged. Seventy-one percent think the U.S. economic system is "rigged in favor of certain groups," according to a new poll by Marketplace and Edison Research. The poll asked a simple question: Which of the following comes closer to your opinion on the economic system in the U.S. People could select between three options: 1. The economic system is rigged in favor of certain groups 2. The economy system is fair to all Americans 3. Don't know Most selected rigged economy. It didn't matter if the person was white, black or Hispanic...
  • Nearly half of U.S. workers consider themselves underemployed, report says

    06/29/2016 3:44:14 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 28, 2016 | Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz
    <p>Nearly half of U.S. workers consider themselves underemployed, according to a survey of more than 960,000 people by PayScale, an online provider of salary information.</p> <p>Three-quarters of those who label themselves as such say they're not working in a job that uses their education and training. One quarter say they are working part time but want full-time work.</p>
  • An Abortion Business was fined $77 for a Patient Death; The Average Animal Shelter Fine: $5,305

    06/28/2016 5:26:06 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 9 replies
    Presentation Right to Life ^ | April 3, 2015 | CharlesOConnell
    Abortion Clinic That allegedly Killed Woman and Failed Inspection Just Gets $77 Fine Dog Pounds Are Better Regulated Than Abortion Businesses John Jansen April 3, 2015 | Chicago, Illinois | LifeNewsImagine you run a shoddy abortion clinic that amasses a $36,000 fine by your state’s health department after an 18-year old patient dies. “Women’s Aid Center” Abortion Business “Providing the Support and Care You Deserve”You file for bankruptcy, but your case is dismissed.Then, you close out your bank account, dissolve your old company, change your name, and move to a different location.When the state comes calling, you say the old...
  • WHOLE WOMAN’S HEALTH v. HELLERSTEDT - First: NULLIFY; Second: LIMIT (as with all SCOTUS Decisions

    06/27/2016 11:14:45 AM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 20 replies
    http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/15pdf/15-274_p8k0.pdf ^ | June 27, 2016 | Supreme Court of the U.S.
    See link for opinion which is void of good-faith constitutionally-based reasoning.
  • In Voisine v. US, SCOTUS just ruled people convicted of domestic violence can't buy guns

    06/27/2016 9:17:13 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 46 replies
    AOL ^ | June 27, 2016 | Marie Solis
    On Monday, in the case of Voisine v. the United States, the United States Supreme Court handed down a decision that prohibits people convicted of domestic violence from purchasing guns in a 6-2 vote, according to SCOTUSBlog. This was the case of two Maine men who were convicted on state domestic violence charges and then found with firearms and charged with violating a federal law that prohibits domestic abusers from having firearms," reads the live blog. "The question was whether their convictions qualified under the statute."
  • Breaking: SCOTUS Strikes Down Texas Abortion Laws

    06/27/2016 7:10:19 AM PDT · by NRx · 274 replies
    WaPo ^ | 06-27-2016 | Staff
    The Supreme Court struck down Texas abortion restrictions that had caused more than half of the state’s abortion clinics to close.
  • 'Daily Show' slammed for controversial tweet on Texas abortion ruling

    06/27/2016 3:15:07 PM PDT · by pburgh01 · 29 replies
    "The Daily Show" is under fire for a tweet they sent out many are calling out of line. In response to the Supreme Court's decision Monday to strike down a Texas law regulating abortion clinics, the "Daily Show" tweeted, "Celebrate the #SCOTUS ruling! Go knock someone up in Texas!"
  • Supreme Court set to rule on abortion clinic restrictions

    06/26/2016 6:52:25 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 26, 2016 | Supreme Court set to rule on abortion clinic restrictions
    The Supreme Court on Monday is poised to once again enter the fray on the abortion issue, an already divisive subject complicated by election-year politics and a split bench that may lack the votes to rule definitively. The high court will wrap up its work for the summer by issuing a judgment on how far Texas can go to regulate abortion clinics in the state, and whether those provisions have the effect of limiting first-trimester abortions guaranteed by the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling. Texas reproductive clinics are asking the justices to keep their facilities open in the face of...
  • HHS Reinterprets Law to Allow California Abortion Mandate

    06/25/2016 3:59:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 25, 2016 | Congressman Joe Pitts
    In 2004 Congress passed the Weldon amendment, which said that no state can discriminate against a healthcare entity because it refuses to participate in abortions. The language includes states discriminating against a health plan that decides not to cover abortion. If the state does, according to the amendment, it will lose its federal funding. In August 2014, California informed its health insurers that they would no longer be allowed to offer health plans that exclude elective abortions. Insurers complied, as one might expect, and suddenly, no one in California could purchase health insurance that didn't pay for the death of...
  • Evangelical Leader Endorses Pro-Abortion Hillary Clinton: “We’re Praying for Sister Hillary”

    06/23/2016 4:26:45 PM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | June 22, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    An Evangelical Christian leader went against the grain of her religious subset’s strong pro-life stance this week and endorsed pro-abortion candidate Hillary Clinton for president. Deborah Fikes is the executive advisor to the World Evangelical Alliance, which works with churches in 129 countries to spread the Christian message. The Hill reports Fikes voiced her personal support for Clinton on Tuesday after a meeting between Christian leaders and likely Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. She called Clinton “trustworthy” and Trump “un-Christian” as she gave her personal endorsement to the pro-abortion candidate. “Hillary Clinton is the leader who people of faith are...
  • Abortion, race, immigration among last Supreme Court cases

    06/21/2016 8:29:42 PM PDT · by cardinal4 · 15 replies
    AP ^ | 21 June 2016 | Mark Sherman
    WASHINGTON — It happens every June. The Supreme Court nears the finish line with the most contentious cases still to be resolved. This year is no exception. Among the court's eight remaining cases are regulation of Texas abortion clinics, race in college admissions, protections for people living in the U.S. illegally and the public corruption conviction of Virginia's former governor.
  • Teen Mom Rejects Abortion After Rape, Now Child Protective Services Has Taken Her Baby

    06/17/2016 10:19:41 PM PDT · by kathsua · 95 replies
    Life News ^ | Jun 17, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    An Alabama group is alleging that a young rape victim who chose life for her son experienced another traumatic situation this week when government workers took the newborn away from her. According to Terri LaPoint, a writer for Health Impact News who witnessed the situation, the 14-year-old girl allegedly was raped by a 19-year-old and became pregnant. The unnamed girl chose life for her son and gave birth to him on Monday in Alabaster, Alabama. The 14-year-old received several visits from the hospital social worker after her son was born; and on Wednesday, LaPoint said government officials from the state...
  • She Went From Being an Abortion Clinic Owner to a Pro-Life Activist. Here’s How

    06/13/2016 10:10:10 PM PDT · by kathsua · 2 replies
    Life News ^ | Jun 13, 2016 | Emily Derois
    Carol Everett was the owner of two abortion clinics and the director of four. She has since become pro-life and now shares her story to further the pro-life movement. Everett’s association with the abortion industry began in 1973, after her husband and physician pressured her to abort her third child. The mental effects of her abortion sent her life spiraling downward. She said she began drinking, had an affair, and eventually left her husband. She then started working for a medical supply company. Through this job Everett said she saw how much money is available in the abortion business, and...
  • Vatican Official Uncritically ‘Welcomes’ UN Development Goal – Despite its Pro-Abortion Language

    06/13/2016 8:50:16 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 6/10/16 | Pete Baklinski
    GENEVA, Switzerland, June 10, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Pope Francis’ representative to the United Nations told the World Health Assembly in Switzerland last month that the Holy See “welcomes” goal 3 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), focused on ensuring “healthy lives,” and the goal’s 13 targets. However, the representative is coming under fire because one of the 13 targets included in his praise, specifically target 3.7, calls for “universal access to sexual and reproductive health care services.” The UN defined these terms at the 1994 Cairo conference to mean providing women with “modern contraception” for “family planning” and with “safe...
  • Sales of Baby Body Parts Shows Abortion Industry More Concerned With Profits Than Women

    06/11/2016 6:27:43 PM PDT · by Coleus · 5 replies
    Life News ^ | 06.09.16 | Micaiah Bilger
    Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn has taken a lot of heat for leading the investigation of the abortion industry and the trafficking of aborted baby body parts.Blackburn said she is concerned that both pregnant women and their unborn babies are being used as a “profit center” for abortion facilities and tissue procurement groups.  Blackburn chairs the Select Panel on Infant Lives, a special U.S. Congressional committee established to investigate the abortion industry and groups that handle aborted baby body parts. Congress launched the investigation after a series of undercover videos showed top Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of aborted babies’ body...
  • Dismemberment abortion ban takes effect in West Virginia

    06/05/2016 12:48:20 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | June 2, 2016 | Danny David
    On Sunday, West Virginia’s Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Act officially took effect. The law, which bans D&E abortions, passed in February but was vetoed by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin. As Live Action News’ Calvin Freiburger reported, less than 24 hours later, West Virginia’s House and Senate overwhelmingly voted to override the veto. According to NRL News, the ban on dismemberment abortions was supported by 100% of West Virginia’s women senators and 83% of women delegates. The ban received extensive bipartisan support, and State Sen. Ryan Ferns argues that the ban is just common sense legislation. “We’re talking about ripping...
  • Raccoons in the Basement and Trump.

    06/28/2016 4:19:45 AM PDT · by CGASMIA68 · 26 replies
    A www email analogy
    This one has been making the rounds,some,many may have seen? You've been on vacation for two weeks, you come home, and your basement is infested with raccoons. Hundreds of messy, mean raccoons have overtaken your basement. You want them gone immediately so you hire a guy. An animal control pro. You don't care if the guy smells, you need those raccoons gone, pronto, and he's the guy to do it! You don't care if the guy swears, you don't care if he's drinks alcohol, you don't care how many times he's been married, you don't care if he voted for...
  • ObamaCare Is Killing The Blues

    06/28/2016 3:05:17 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 43 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 6/28/2016 | Staff
    Health Reform: The health care law President Obama signed six years ago was supposed to fix the individual insurance market with enlightened rules and regulations. Instead, ObamaCare is destroying this market. Just look at what's happening to Blue Cross Blue Shield.
  • Tri-care

    06/25/2016 1:39:56 PM PDT · by M.K. Borders · 62 replies
    25 june 2016 | me
    I am 59 years old and a traditional Army Guardsman with 21 years service. My retirement package is already prepared and sent in thru an excellent program run by the Indiana Guard for it's soon to be retired members. This was done last September. I officially enter the tender embrace of the VA in November. My question: How good is TRICARE? Not just me but my dependents? Because of the nightmare of Obamacare I lost my employer provided health insurance and have been running on a VERY unsatisfactory plan thru my wife's employer. We would like to go 100% TRICARE...
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Bails On ObamaCare After $500M Loss

    06/25/2016 8:29:04 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 24, 2016 | Jlhn Hayward
    The partial withdrawal of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota from the ObamaCare marketplace, driven out by staggering financial losses, is another important milestone in the collapse of the ill-conceived and inaccurately named Affordable Care Act. Providers have been bailing out of ObamaCare across the land, but not Blue Cross/Blue Shield providers. It’s not a total departure from the market, as CEO Michael Guyette took pains to explain at the Minneapolis Star-Tribune: In a sign of continuing tumult in the health insurance industry, the state’s largest insurer said Thursday it will no longer offer its traditional suite of flexible...
  • Catholic Bishops Blast Obama Admin for Forcing Churches to Pay for Abortions

    06/24/2016 8:48:53 PM PDT · by Salvation · 18 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | July 23, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    Catholic Bishops Blast Obama Admin for Forcing Churches to Pay for Abortions The leading pro-life spokesmen for the Catholic bishops are blasting an Obama administration decision revoking federal protection for chruches in California forced to pay for abortions. As LifeNews reported, churches in California are officially subject to an onerous state regulation that requires them to pay for abortions, thanks to a ruling by the Obama administration.The troubling situation began in 2014 when the California Department of Managed Health Care reclassified abortion as a “basic health service” under the Affordable Care Act and ordered all insurance plans in the state...
  • New Rule Requires Doctors To Treat Trans Patients As Their Pretend Sex

    06/23/2016 1:32:41 PM PDT · by PROCON · 94 replies
    thefederalist.com ^ | June 22, 2016 | Maria Servold
    Doctors, hospitals, and insurance companies may soon face lawsuits for treating male and female patients according to their biological sex, thanks to a health care rule finalized in May as part of the Affordable Care Act. On the same day President Barack Obama announced his controversial transgender school bathroom policy last month, a somewhat more sinister mandate was finalized by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) with consequences for health care providers, insurance companies, and American taxpayers. The rule contains an explicit definition of gender identity that states a person can claim to be male, female, neither, both,...
  • In 'Shocking' Move, California Churches Forced to Cover Abortions

    06/23/2016 6:32:14 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    Washington D.C., Jun 22, 2016 / 04:54 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Obama administration has rejected a challenge to the State of California’s requirement that health care plans include abortion coverage. A major federal budget amendment intended to protect abortion foes does not apply, it ruled. Leaders with the U.S. bishops’ conference said it was “shocking” that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services allowed the State of California to force all employers, including churches, to fund and facilitate elective abortions. “Even those who disagree on the issue of life should be able to respect the conscience rights of those...
  • Obama is gutting Medicare

    06/23/2016 12:23:35 AM PDT · by Boomer · 37 replies
    The New York Post ^ | June 21, 2016 | Betsy McCaughey
    Under the guise of “reform,” President Obama is dismantling Medicare — dooming seniors to needless pain and disability and shortening their lives. The stakes are high, because Medicare and the access it gives patients to medical innovations have transformed aging. Before Medicare, older folks languished in nursing homes or wheelchairs with crippling illnesses. Now, seniors dodge that fate, thanks to hip and knee replacements, cataract operations and heart procedures — all paid for by Medicare.
  • House Republicans offering proposals for health care changes

    06/22/2016 8:07:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 22, 2016 10:31 AM EDT | Erica Werner
    House Republicans are unveiling new proposals to repeal and replace President Barack Obama’s health care law, as Speaker Paul Ryan seeks to showcase a GOP governing agenda amid the tumult of the presidential campaign. The plan, revealed Wednesday, relies on individual tax credits to allow people to buy coverage from private insurers, and includes other largely familiar GOP ideas such as medical liability reform and expanding access to health savings accounts. It proposes putting $25 billion behind high-risk pools for people with pre-existing conditions and for others, and transforming the federal-state Medicaid program for the poor by turning it into...
  • Obama Administration Forces California Churches to Pay for Abortions

    06/22/2016 6:31:20 AM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    Life News ^ | Jun 21, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    Churches in California are officially subject to an onerous state regulation that requires them to pay for abortions, thanks to a ruling by the Obama administration. The troubling situation began in 2014 when the California Department of Managed Health Care reclassified abortion as a “basic health service” under the Affordable Care Act and ordered all insurance plans in the state to begin covering surgical abortions immediately. Even churches are not exempt from funding abortions. The churches filed a lawsuit against the regulation last October, and it has been moving through the courts. They also asked the Obama administration to uphold...
  • Team Obama to use IRS data to pressure some Americans into Obamacare

    06/21/2016 3:13:13 PM PDT · by PROCON · 30 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | June 21, 2016 | Tom Howell Jr.
    The Obama administration said Tuesday it will herd uninsured Americans into Obamacare plans this fall by targeting young adults and working with the IRS to root out people who paid a penalty for lacking coverage last year. Officials said people who were fined under the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate can expect to receive a paper notice that explains their coverage options on the law’s web-based exchanges. The state of Massachusetts is already working with its revenue agency to locate the uninsured, and the Obama administration said those efforts appeared to be working. The Health and Human Services Department said...
  • John Kerry, Angelina Jolie attend iftar dinner in US

    06/21/2016 2:17:49 PM PDT · by dennisw · 39 replies
    dailysabah.com ^ | Published 4 hours ago 6-21-2016
    John Kerry, Angelina Jolie attend iftar dinner in US Published 4 hours ago Actress Angelina Jolie, UNHCR special envoy, speaks during an interfaith Iftar reception to mark World Refugee Day at the All Dulles Area Muslim Society in Sterling, Virginia on June 20, 2016 (AFP Photo) Actress Angelina Jolie, UNHCR special envoy, speaks during an interfaith Iftar reception to mark World Refugee Day at the All Dulles Area Muslim Society in Sterling, Virginia on June 20, 2016 (AFP Photo) U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and actress Angelina Jolie attended an iftar dinner on Monday an iftaar dinner in Sterling,...
  • Franklin Graham [Facebook Post About Today's Meeting with Donald Trump]

    06/21/2016 1:58:19 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 124 replies
    facebook ^ | 6/21/16 | Franklin Graham
    I’ve been in New York this morning to attend a meeting organized by Dr. Ben Carson and others who invited Donald J. Trump to speak to evangelical Christian leaders from across the country. Governor Mike Huckabee was moderator and Mr. Trump answered questions on a wide range of issues. Dr. James Dobson asked the first question–he asked Mr. Trump what he would do concerning religious liberty issues. Mr. Trump said the number one thing he could do for religious liberty would be to appoint great Supreme Court justices and he reminded everyone that the next president could appoint up to...
  • The Left’s Hypocrisy on Guns

    06/20/2016 6:20:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 20, 2016 | Sarah Isgur Flores
    As Senate Democrats filibuster, I’m left wondering: what would Democrats do if conservatives agreed to halt the sale of semi-automatic assault-style rifles only if Democrats agreed to ban abortions after 20 weeks?In the wake of the horrific murders in Orlando, the Left has reverted to their self-righteous talking points and cherry-picked facts. As we now know, this attack had an immediate cause—an evil guy with a Sig Sauer MCX—and underlying causes—mental health problems, an adherence to extremist religious propaganda, a struggle with his sexual orientation. For tragic perspective, last year, there were 372 mass shootings (defined as an incident in...
  • Barbara Bush Thinks Planned Parenthood Is an ‘Exceptional Organization’

    06/20/2016 10:51:09 AM PDT · by MNDude · 72 replies
    In the ongoing battle over women’s reproductive health, high-profile GOP politicians haven’t exactly praised Planned Parenthood. However, George W. Bush’s daughter, Barbara, spoke in favor of the organization. In a conversation with Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards for the New York Times, Bush said that part of the mission of her organization, Global Health Corps, is counting on millennials looking to effect change in the health industry. “So many young people want to work on social change. They want to do good,” she said. “Global Health started because this great talent pipeline was not moving into health care. It’s hard...
  • Obama Administration Coy on Expanding Obamacare to California Illegal Immigrants

    06/20/2016 3:53:58 AM PDT · by milton23 · 8 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 6/19/2016 | Fred Lucas
    California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill to expand Obamacare to cover illegal immigrants, but now it’s up to the Obama administration to determine if the nation’s largest state will get an exemption related to a specific promise the president made when trying to sell the health care law. The Golden State will be asking the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for a “State Innovation Waiver” under Section 1332 of the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. This would allow illegal immigrants in the state to purchase private health insurance plans from the California exchange, Covered California,...
  • KAY BAILEY HUTCHISON AND ABORTION REVISITED, THE FLIP FLOP OF HER “LIFE”

    11/03/2009 11:04:25 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 4 replies · 484+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 11/04/2009 | Debra Medina
    Conservative Republican candidate for Governor of Texas - Debra Medina - writes an op/ed taking Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison to task for her longstanding opposition to pro-life issues. Medina says in part, "Conservative and pro-choice rarely fall in the same sentence, unless you’re referring to “conservative” gubernatorial candidate Kay Bailey Hutchison, of course. A long time Washington insider and clear adversary on pro-life issues, Senator Hutchison has had ample opportunity to rally against abortion, and she has failed."
  • Exclusive: Orlando Terrorist Signed Over Home To Brother-in-Law Just Before Attacks

    06/17/2016 8:09:00 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 55 replies
    Counter Jihad ^ | June 17, 2016 | Paul Sperry
    Several weeks before he massacred 49 at an Orlando gay nightclub, Muslim terrorist Omar Seddique Mateen transferred over his interest in his Florida home to his older sister and Afghan brother-in-law, property records show — an indication the family possibly had some knowledge of his martyrdom plans. Authorities say the fatally shot Mateen clearly was prepared to die in a gun battle with police during the June 12 attack, the deadliest act of terrorism on U.S. soil since 9/11. On April 5, Mateen “quit-claimed” the deed on his Port St. Lucie, Fla., house, signing it over to his sister, Sabrina...
  • Local Obamacare rates poised to spike

    06/16/2016 1:25:58 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Dayton Daily News ^ | June 16, 2016 | by Randy Tucker
    Dayton-based Premier Health is seeking an average 40 percent premium increase next year for the health plans its sells on Ohio's federally-run health insurance marketplace, while the area's largest marketplace insurer, CareSource, has proposed an average rate hike of about 14 percent, based on the latest rate filings with the Ohio Department of Insurance. Of the more than 266,000 Ohioans who signed up for marketplace plans by the end of open enrollment for 2016, about 88 percent, or nearly 235,000 consumers, were eligible to receive premium tax credits, according to figures from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
  • ObamaCare Rate Shocks Are Here, And They’re Getting Worse

    06/16/2016 4:19:25 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 26 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 6/15/2016 | Staff
    Health Care: A new study shows that the average increase for low-cost ObamaCare plans in 2017 will be 11% — which is twice the rate from last year. Will the “rate shocks are a myth” crowd finally admit it’s wrong?
  • Uh Oh: Double-Digit Premium Hike Projected For Low-Cost Obamacare Plans Next Year

    06/15/2016 5:16:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 15, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    If you look up unaffordable in a dictionary, it should be right there under Obamacare. Premium hikes are coming for those on these health insurance plans. We all knew this was going to come down like a hammer. Guy has been tediously documenting how those on these plans are about to hit the inevitable iceberg, where hikes are expected to soar into the double-digits. It’s become so bad that Americans are now opting to pay the penalty and remain uninsured because it’s the better economical choice. Now, those double-digit hikes are going to hit those on low-cost plans under the law...
  • Report: New evidence of rising 'Obamacare' premiums (an average of 11 percent next year)

    06/15/2016 9:32:49 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 6/15/16 | Ricardo Alonzo-Zaldivar - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Premiums for popular low-cost medical plans under the federal health care law are expected to go up an average of 11 percent next year, said a study that reinforced reports of sharp increases around the country in election season. For consumers, the impact will depend on whether they get government subsidies for their premiums, as well as on their own willingness to switch plans to keep the increases more manageable, said the analysis released Wednesday by the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation.
  • American Medical Association Calls Gun Violence a Public Health Crisis

    06/14/2016 1:49:30 PM PDT · by Innovative · 42 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | June 14, 2016 | Kimberly Leonard
    The organization is making lobbying for gun control a top priority. The AMA, the country's largest doctor group, also vowed to lobby Congress to overturn a decades-old ban on gun violence research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "With approximately 30,000 men, women and children dying each year at the barrel of a gun in elementary schools, movie theaters, workplaces, houses of worship and on live television, the United States faces a public health crisis of gun violence," AMA president Dr. Steven Stack said in a statement. "Even as America faces a crisis unrivaled in any other developed...
  • BREAKING: Charge dismissed against pro-life investigator David Daleiden

    06/14/2016 1:54:32 PM PDT · by blueyon · 15 replies
    LifeSiteNews.Com ^ | 6/14/16 | Ben Johnson
    Houston prosecutors have dropped one of two charges faced by pro-life investigator David Daleiden, stemming from his investigation of Planned Parenthood. County Court at Law Judge Diane Bull threw out a misdemeanor count of trafficking in human organs. “Judge Diane Bull’s swift dismissal of the bogus charge against CMP founder David Daleiden of trafficking human organs is the latest confirmation that the indictments from a runaway grand jury in Houston were a politically motivated sham all along,” the Center for Medical Progress said in a statement. “The dismissal of the first indictmen [on Monday] sends a strong message to Planned...
  • Obama by the numbers

    06/14/2016 10:51:04 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/14/16 | Herman Cain
    The real numbers, that is “By almost every economic measure — every economic measure, America is better off when I — better off than when I came here. That is the truth. That’s true.” - President Obama June 1, 2016 That’s not the first time President Obama has made that statement, which is not true. But he and his liberal minions keep saying it so people will start believing it. They have done that throughout his presidency, and the liberal gullible media lets him get away with it. But we will not!
  • Feds to Crackdown on Temporary Health Insurance [semi-satire]

    06/13/2016 10:57:19 AM PDT · by John Semmens
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 12 June 2016 | John Semmens
    A clause in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) allows individuals who are between jobs to purchase temporary health insurance policies. The Department of Health and Human Services has announced it will change the rules to limit these policies to three months duration and ban renewals. The problem with these policies according to Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell is "they fall short of the President's vision for how Americans ought to be insured. These temporary plans don't cover everything we think should be covered. Notably absent from most temporary coverage policies are items like gender reassignment surgery,...
  • Planned Parenthood, Leader in Violence Against Humans, Defends Islamic Terrorism<p>

    06/13/2016 7:22:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 13, 2016 | Ryan Bomberger
    IÂ’m used to Planned Parenthood saying and tweeting idiotic things. IÂ’ve also come to expect that mainstream media will ignore the lunacy of this taxpayer-funded activist group. Before I get to the sheer stupidity of a billion-dollar abortion chainÂ’s tweet, letÂ’s take a look at what led to the outrageous statement. An American-born Islamic terrorist, Omar Mir Seddique Mateen, slaughtered 49 precious human lives in a gay strip/dance/drag club in Orlando, Florida. My heart goes out to the families of those killed and to those left behind trying to make sense of such a vile act. The President blamed the...
  • Dr. Martin Luther King’s Niece Opposes Abortion: “Civil Rights and Human Rights Go Together”

    06/12/2016 10:08:20 PM PDT · by kathsua · 1 replies
    lifenews ^ | Jun 6, 2016 | Emily Derois
    Martin Luther King Jr.’s niece Alveda King is spreading the pro-life message to students across North America. Last week, the pro-life activist spoke to Canadian students at Bishop Macdonell Catholic High School on human rights, including rights of the unborn child. Alveda King was staying in Guelph, Ontario as a guest of Guelph Area Right to Life, according to Guelph Today. She spent an hour with the 200 high school students, describing her family legacy and her position on human rights. “Civil rights. Human rights. It all goes together,” King said. “Women absolutely have a right to choose what we...
  • West Hollywood Mayor Gets Disturbing Email After Telling Donald Trump To Stay Out Of Her City

    04/02/2016 10:32:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Patch ^ | April 2, 2016 | Alexander Nguyen
    An email sent anonymously to the city council suggested Mayor Lindsey Horvath had a secret abortion. WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA -- Hours after Mayor Lindsey Horvath published a letter denouncing Donald Trump and telling him he wasn't welcome in her town, emails with computer links to graphic abortions were sent to the entire West Hollywood City Council along with a message that suggested she once had a secret abortion. The email was sent Monday and came with the subject line: "Are These Undercover Videos of Linsey P. Horvath's Secret Abortion? Watch dismemberment & decapitation of unborn baby." Horvath said the sender...
  • California Mayor Bans Trump From Campaigning in Her City

    04/02/2016 8:33:19 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 94 replies
    Wasington Examiner ^ | 4/1/216 | Gabby Morrongiello
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump may want to avoid West Hollywood when he campaigns in California ahead of the state's potentially decisive June 7 primary. Lindsey Horvath, the mayor of West Hollywood, Calif., which is located in the heart of Los Angeles County and home to a sizable population of gay men, penned a letter to Trump this week explaining that he is unwelcome in her city. "With the primary making its way to California, as West Hollywood's Mayor, I want to make very clear that your campaign of violence and intimidation is not welcome in our City," she wrote...
  • California mayor bans Trump from campaigning in her city

    04/01/2016 7:07:32 PM PDT · by kevcol · 121 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 1, 2016 | Gabby Morrongiello
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump may want to avoid West Hollywood when he campaigns in California ahead of the state's potentially decisive June 7 primary. Lindsey Horvath, the mayor of West Hollywood, Calif., which is located in the heart of Los Angeles County and home to a sizable population of gay men, penned a letter to Trump this week explaining that he is unwelcome in her city. "With the primary making its way to California, as West Hollywood's Mayor, I want to make very clear that your campaign of violence and intimidation is not welcome in our City," she wrote...