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  • Ohio RINO John Kasich compares enemies of ObamaCARE to ISIS

    10/06/2015 9:21:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Fire Andrea Mitchell!!! ^ | October 6, 2015
    So far, there are two Republicans I will NOT vote for under any circumstances if they are the nominee in 2016. One is Jeb Bush. The other is this jackass John Kasich. While pandering to the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, John Kasich said: Ohio RINO John Kasich compares enemies of ObamaCARE to ISIS I mean, look at Medicaid expansion. You know how many people are yelling at me? Iíve gone to events where people yell at me. You know what? You know what I tell Ďem? I mean, God bless Ďem, Iím telling them a little bit better at...
  • Bozell to Pelosi on ĎHuman Beingí Question: You Should Answer and Apologize

    10/06/2015 5:31:02 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    CNS News ^ | 10/6/15 | Michael Chapman
    Following House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosiís (D-Calif.) refusal to answer whether an unborn baby with a human heart is a human being, Media Research Center President L. Brent Bozell wrote to Pelosi, noting that good reporters ďask tough questions,Ē that her answer was ďdisrespectfulĒ; and that she should apologize to the reporter, CNSNews.comís Sam Dorman.ďYou owe the reporter, Mr. Dorman, an unqualified apology," wrote Bozell. "You should also answer his question."Dorman had asked Minority Leader Pelosi the question at her Capitol Hill press conference last Thursday, Oct. 1. The exchange occurred as ďIn reference to funding for Planned Parenthood:...
  • Delaware health insurance exchange/marketplace: Weighted average rate increase 22 percent for 2016

    10/06/2015 3:49:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies ^ | September 30, 2015 | Louise Norris
    Delawareís exchange is a partnership between the state (Choose Health Delaware) and HHS, with residents enrolling through There are only two carriers offering plans in the individual marketplace, and the weighted average rate increase for 2016 is nearly 22 percent. But premium subsidies will offset much of the rate hike for the 84 percent of Delaware exchange enrollees who are receiving subsidies. 2016 rates On September 29, Delaware Insurance Commissioner Karen Weldin Stewart announced final rates for 2016, after vowing earlier in the year that the Insurance Department in Delaware would ďvigorously examineĒ the 2016 rate proposals they received...
  • WH: Republicans Should Support Obamacare Expansion To Prevent Mass Shootings

    10/06/2015 2:49:18 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 51 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | 10-6-2015 | Charlie Spiering
    The White House is promoting the expansion of Medicaid through Obamacare as one way to prevent more gun violence, and urging Republicans to join forces with the president. ďFor those who say they want to work with the administration in limiting gun violence, we would welcome the support for the Affordable Care Act and expanding Medicaid,Ē spokesman Josh Earnest explained to reporters during the White House press briefing.
  • State approves 27% Obamacare rate hike for HMSA; 34% for Kaiser

    10/06/2015 11:10:07 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 12 replies
    Honolulu Star-Advertiser ^ | Monday, October 05, 2015 | Kristen Consillio
    The state approved a 27.3 percent rate hike for Hawaii Medical Service Association members and 34.4 percent increase for Kaiser members in Obamacare plans for 2016. HMSA, the state's largest health insurer, had proposed an average 49.1 percent rate hike -- the highest it has ever requested -- for 20,935 members in Obamacare plans next year. . . .
  • Supreme Court eyes health insurance cases

    10/06/2015 12:32:40 AM PDT · by 100American · 1 replies
    FierceHealthPayer ^ | October 5, 2015 | Leslie Small
    The legality of Vermont's all-payer claims database At issue in Gobeille v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Company is whether or not the federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act supersedes Vermont's law that requires insurers to report data to its all-payer claims database. Liberty Mutual argues that it does, and thus refused to provide that state with the information that its law required. The Supreme Court agreed June 29 to hear the case, according to the Court's list of cases set to be argued in the term starting in October. Oral arguments have not yet been scheduled for the case, but recently,...
  • Totally inspired by the Pope, House Dems want to extend ObamaCare coverage to illegals

    10/05/2015 4:16:18 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/05/15 | Robert Laurie
    Conservative predictions come true In a move that virtually every conservative on Earth saw coming a mile away, House Democrats have introduced a bill that would extend ObamaCare coverage to Americaís illegal alien population. Sponsored by radical Dem Representatives Luis Gutierrez and Judy Chu (the usual suspects of illegal support) the ďExchange Inclusion for a Healthy America Act of 2015Ē seeks to grant illegals ACA enrollment via the healthcare exchanges. Hereís Luis Gutierrez, outlining the ways in which his admiration for the Pope and his belief in the golden rule were responsible for this piece of legislation. Keep in mind,...
  • Carly Fiorina's charity has given half a million dollars to Planned Parenthood since 2011

    10/05/2015 10:59:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Week ^ | October 5, 2015 | Jeva Lange
    Nothing has defined Carly Forina's presidential campaign quite like her outspoken opposition to Planned Parenthood ó a point she has brought up repeatedly at debates and press conferences. It might seem odd, then, that her Fiorina Foundation has given half a million dollars to Planned Parenthood since 2011. The Fiorina Foundation isn't actually, legally, a foundation, per se; it's an account Fiorina and her husband hold with The Ayco Charitable Foundation, a "donor-advised fund" that stashes charitable donations for clients in case they want to quickly receive tax benefits, The Daily Beast explains. One expert on the topic described it...
  • Ethicist: The ACLU is Right to Sue Catholic Hospitals

    10/05/2015 10:24:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    NBC News ^ | 10/05/2015 | Arthur Caplan
    The visit to the United States by Pope Francis left a lot of goodwill behind. But there are areas where that goodwill slams into a church-state wall. The views of the church are completely out of step with American law and values when it comes to health care for women. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has just announced a lawsuit against Trinity Health Corporation, one of the largest Catholic health systems in the country. The suit highlights a key area where the Catholic Church and the law of land are colliding.The lawsuit says Trinity is failing in its duties...
  • Planned Parenthoodís Defense: We Harvested Brain of a Different Baby

    10/05/2015 8:46:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | October 5, 2015 | Fletcher Armstrong
    Planned Parenthood and its allies have offered a bizarre defense against Carly Fiorinaís recent comments in which she describes ďa fully formed fetus on the table, its heart beating, its legs kicking, while someone says, ĎWe have to keep it alive to harvest its brain.íĒ They say that the living baby seen in the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) video (at the 6-min mark), aborted at 18 weeks and left to die in a stainless steel bowl, is not the baby whose brain was harvested in a PP clinic. No, they cut open the face of a different baby to...
  • Washington Post gives Planned Parenthood Three Pinocchios for Lying about Giving Mammograms

    10/05/2015 10:30:37 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/5/2015 | Michelle Ye Hee Lee
    --regarding the repeated, misleading claim that Planned Parenthood Ďprovidesí mammograms We uphold the rating we gave to the president in 2012, and award Three Pinocchios to Planned Parenthood supportersí continued use of misleading language to suggest that it directly administers mammograms. ......................................................... ďAll of the signatories [of a letter in support of defunding Planned Parenthood] are men. None of whom will get pregnant, or need a cervical screening for cancer, or a mammogram, or a pap smear, or other life-saving services that are provided by Planned Parenthood.Ē Ė---Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform hearing on...
  • Totally inspired by the Pope, House Dems want to extend ObamaCare coverage to illegals

    10/05/2015 8:54:30 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/05/15 | Robert Laurie
    <p>In a move that virtually every conservative on Earth saw coming a mile away, House Democrats have introduced a bill that would extend ObamaCare coverage to Americaís illegal alien population.</p> <p>Sponsored by radical Dem Representatives Luis Gutierrez and Judy Chu (the usual suspects of illegal support) the ďExchange Inclusion for a Healthy America Act of 2015Ē seeks to grant illegals ACA enrollment via the healthcare exchanges.</p>
  • The Carson Cure for Obamacare

    10/05/2015 3:57:01 AM PDT · by rootin tootin · 29 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 10/5/2015 | David Catron
    Obamacareís survival is not a given, despite claims by the Democrats and their media allies that the Supreme Courtís latest rewrite of the law means itís here to stay. Most Americans still disapprove of it, and many of the lawís provisions are unpopular even with important Democrat constituencies. The ďCadillac tax,Ē for example, is so reviled by the labor unions that Hillary Clinton has been forced to call for its repeal. Yet, only one of the three leading candidates for the GOP presidential nomination has both the credibility and a serious commitment to getting rid of Obamacare ó Ben Carson....
  • This New Lawsuit Against Obamacare Has Legs

    10/04/2015 11:00:58 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 16 replies ^ | 9/25/2015 | Hans von Spakovsky
    For those who thought that the†lawsuits†challenging the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) were at an end, think again. On September 9, Judge Rosemary Collyer of the federal district court for the District of Columbia refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the entire U.S. House of Representatives against the Obama administration over its funding of certain aspects of Obamacare. This is a historic lawsuit and a historic†decision. In the past, individual members of Congress have filed a number of (unsuccessful) lawsuits against sitting administrations. But this is one of the few occasions when such a suit has been...
  • This Catholic healthcare group is being sued for refusing to provide abortions

    10/04/2015 10:07:50 AM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    cna ^ | October 4, 2015 | Maggie Maslak
    Detroit, Mich., Oct 4, 2015 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Trinity Health Corporations, one of the largest Catholic health care operations in America, is seeking the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union over its refusal to provide women with abortion services at their medical facilities.   "This case has no merit.  A federal court already dismissed a similar ACLU claim, and we will seek dismissal of this suit for the same reason," stated Eve Pidgeon, the manager of public relations at Trinity Health Corporations. Trinity Health Corporations is a multi-facility operation headquartered in Livonia, a...
  • ACLU Sues Catholic Hospital for Refusing Abortion Services to Pregnant Women

    10/04/2015 2:17:00 PM PDT · by amorphous · 21 replies
    Rick Wiles' TruNews.Com ^ | 4 Oct 2015 | Kelly Sloan
    The American Civil Liberties Union has sued a Catholic health care provider for refusing to provide abortions. They claim Trinity Health Corporation has violated federal law by ďrefusing to provide pregnant women suffering emergency medical conditions with abortions necessary to stabilize themĒ. The 86 hospitals that fall under the corporation are required to abide by ďDirective 45Ē which states abortion is never permitted. In June, U.S. District Judge Robert Holmes Bell dismissed a similar ACLU lawsuit against Trinity Health. He ruled federal courts have no jurisdiction over hospital policy and that patients who believed they received inadequate care should file...
  • Pope opens synod; calls for welcoming Church but no gay marriage

    10/04/2015 12:09:53 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 4, 2015 | Philip Pullella
    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Sunday reaffirmed Catholic opposition to gay marriage as he opened a three-week gathering of bishops from around the world but said the Church had to show love and understanding towards all. Francis presided at a solemn Mass in St. Peter's Basilica to open the meeting, known as a synod, on the theme of the family in the modern world.
  • For transgender people, getting healthcare remains difficult despite Obamacare

    10/04/2015 12:04:59 PM PDT · by PROCON · 43 replies ^ | Oct. 3, 2015 | Soumya Karlamangla
    Desperate for hormonal treatments, transgender patients were turning to friends and illicit dealers for unregulated cocktails of drugs. Many were left with health complications and infections that landed them in the waiting room of a busy South Los Angeles clinic. "For the most part, they were basically getting care on the streets," said Jim Mangia, president and chief executive of St. John's Well Child and Family Center, which runs the West 58th Street health center as part of a network of low-cost Los Angeles-area clinics. After years of dealing with medical problems created by what he saw as a major...
  • Tea Party not in step with the majority

    10/04/2015 7:53:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Ocala Star Banner ^ | October 4, 2015 | James Harris
    Tea Party supporters would have us think they are a model group with only what is best for the U.S. as their goal. The fact that the Tea Party supports the likes of U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho and Sen. Ted Cruz to mention two is a clear indicator the Tea Party does not act or support what is in the best interest of our country. Any representative who advocates shutting down the government as a means to an end endangers the stability of the country and its people. Our government is not a business and was never intended to be...
  • Obama: There Will Be a Government ĎShutdown Threat Two Weeks Before Christmasí

    10/03/2015 5:29:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    CNSNews ^ | October 3, 2015 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    In his Weekly Address today, resident Barack Obama warned that there will be another government shutdown threat two weeks before Christmas and said he ďwill not signĒ a short-term spending bill. The continuing resolution that Congress passed this week runs until Dec. 11. If resident Obama does ďnot signĒ the spending bill Congress sends him to fund the government after that date, Obama will shut down the government. The government will not be funded until Obama signs an appropriations bill passed by Congress. Fortunately, there were enough votes in both parties to pass a last-minute bill to keep the government...
  • Health insurance provider Colorado Access cutting Medicare coverage for coming year

    10/03/2015 7:29:00 AM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    NYC Today ^ | 10/02/2015 | Diane Hoffman
    Health insurance provider Colorado Access is going to cut Medicare coverage for the coming year. As a result of the move around 5,500 senior and disabled customers will have to look for alternatives. Chief operating officer of Colorado Access, Matt Case has said that the Denver-based nonprofit will also let go 83 employees who were a part of Colorado Access Medicare and its subsidiary Access Health Colorado. Besides this, extra 40 openings will remain unfilled. Case said that Colorado Access has also drawn down administrative expenses, cutting down the salaries of its executive teams. Case said, ďWhile it's never easy...
  • Bernie Sanders tells Latino lawmakers: Undocumented immigrants should benefit from Obamacare

    10/01/2015 6:15:05 PM PDT · by lbryce · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 1, 2015 | Ed Okeefe John WWagner
    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders supports allowing some of the nation's undocumented immigrants to obtain health-care coverage under the Affordable Care Act, he told Democratic lawmakers on Thursday. The Vermont senator, who is running a competitive race against Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton, made the comments during a 45-minute meeting with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, according to attendees. The 26-member group is comprised entirely of House and Senate Democrats. Aides later said that Sanders believes that in certain cases, undocumented immigrants should be able to purchase health insurance through the exchanges set up under Obamacare, using their...
  • Big shortfall in Obamacare risk program could hurt insurers

    10/02/2015 7:47:58 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 9 replies
    WTVR CBS ^ | October 2, 2015 | CNN
    NEW YORK ó A key federal program designed to cushion health insurersí risks in the Obamacare exchanges has a massive shortfall, which could throw some insurers into financial turmoil. Insurers requested $2.87 billion in so-called ďrisk corridorsĒ payments for 2014, but will only receive $362 million, or 12.6%, said the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, which oversees Obamacare. The risk corridors programís goal is to help insurers transition into the individual exchanges, which opened in 2014. Insurers had a tough time setting premiums since they didnít know how sick their new customers would be. Under the three-year program, insurers...
  • Reporter asks Pelosi uncomfortable abortion questions, press assumes he's just some activist

    10/02/2015 6:33:04 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/2/15 | T. Becket Adams
    CNS News' Sam Dorman peppered House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Thursday afternoon with several questions about abortion, and a few unimpressed reporters responded quickly by assuming that he was either a conservative activist or just some protester. "A conservative journo asked Pelosi [about] what constitutes a baby being alive," MSNBC's Luke Russert tweeted, making an assumption about Dorman's political affiliations. The Washington Post's Kelsey Snell took it a step further, and initially identified Dorman in an article as a pro-life "protester." The Post has since updated its story to reflect that Dorman is, in fact, a reporter. CNS News...
  • Is An Unborn Baby With a Human Heart a Human Being? Pelosi: ĎI Do Not Intend to Respondí

    10/02/2015 12:04:38 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 73 replies
    CNS News ^ | 10-1-2015 | Sam Dorman
    October 1, 2015 Is An Unborn Baby With a Human Heart a Human Being? Pelosi: ¬ĎI Do Not Intend to Respond¬í by Sam Dorman ( --¬†House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said at her press briefing today that she did not intend to respond to the question of whether an unborn baby with a human heart and a human liver is a human being and that the question has "no basis" in the public policy they do in asked Pelosi: ‚ÄúIn reference to funding for Planned Parenthood: Is an unborn baby with a human heart and a human liver a...
  • Obama outraged about guns, but not the murder of living fetuses for sale of their body parts

    10/01/2015 3:32:01 PM PDT · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 46 replies ^ | October 1, 2015 | Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
    President Obama is on fire about the evil of guns! Starting to look more and more like today's shooting was a precursor to a speech. Has he congratulated Congress for funding the abortion baby hacker for body parts clinic?
  • Congressman: Expand Obamacare to Undocumented Immigrants [Luis V. Gutiťrrez, D-IL]

    10/01/2015 4:58:17 AM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 9/30/15 | David Eldridge
    Rep Luis V. Gutiťrrez, one of Congressí most outspoken advocates for immigrants, on Wednesday called for expanding the Affordable Care Act to cover all of the estimated 11 million undocumented migrants in the United States.ďThe goal is to make integration and inclusion real for millions of families that are locked out under current law,Ē the Illinois Democrat said in a floor speech introducing his proposed legislation.ďAs it stands right now, undocumented immigrants are not subject to the individual mandate and cannot buy into health insurance exchanges even if they use their own money. My legislation will change that. It says...
  • Democrats Begin the Long, Tortuous Retreat from Obamacare

    10/01/2015 12:35:38 PM PDT · by lbryce · 11 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | October 1, 2015 | Ed Morrrisey
    After 5 years, two midterm disasters, and a rollout that reminded Americans why they fell out of love with big government in the 1970s, reality has finally begun to dawn on some Democrats about Obamacare. With open enrollment about to start and a third straight round of premium spikes about to hit votersí pockets, the Democratsí leading presidential candidate has offered a ďmajor breakĒ with the Obama administration on its signature domestic policy achievement. Hillary Clinton will speak out against the so-called Cadillac tax on high-coverage health care plans, as early as this week, according to The New York Times....
  • Congressman Wants To Heed Pope's Advice, Open Obamacare To The Undocumented

    10/01/2015 9:34:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Huffington Post's Politics ^ | September 30, 2015 | Ruby Mellen, Fellow, The Huffington Post
    He's not expecting a vote, though. Many undocumented immigrants who pay taxes would be able to access Obamacare under a long-shot bill introduced Wednesday by Rep. Luis Gutiťrrez (D-Ill.). The Affordable Care Act currently limits access to its exchanges and subsidies to those "lawfully present." That means the approximately 11.3 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. are not eligible for Obamacare, nor can they shop on the exchanges if their employer does not provide them with coverage. Gutiťrrez's bill would open the exchanges and extend the subsidies to undocumented immigrants who provide proof of state residency and tax filings. It...
  • Obamacare could shift hundreds of millions in claims to workers' comp insurers

    10/01/2015 2:37:19 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 6 replies
    San Fransisco Business Times ^ | September 30, 2015 | By Chris Rauber
    "Hundreds of millions of dollars" in insurance claims nationally, and possibly far more, could shift from health insurers to workers' comp carriers due to Obamacare, according to a new study. In California alone, a 3 percent shift of cases involving so-called "soft tissue conditions," such as non-specific back pain, from group health insurers to workers' compensation carriers could result in a $250 million increase in Golden State workers' comp costs, the report said. In Pennsylvania, a similarly small shift of back-pain cases would increase workers' comp costs by nearly $100 million, according to a study released Tuesday by the Cambridge,...
  • ObamaCareís latest victims: 100,000 New Yorkers and taxpayers everywhere

    09/30/2015 3:24:26 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 8 replies ^ | september 29, 2015 | betsy mccaughey
    Bad news for New Yorkers, thanks to ObamaCare: More than 100,000 policyholders just learned that their Health Republic insurance plans will be canceled on Dec. 31. The start-up insurer (spun off from the Freelancersí Union) is hemorrhaging red ink and has to close down. Thatís unfortunate for the policyholders, who now have to scramble to find other coverage and try to keep their doctors. But even worse is the abuse of taxpayers across the country: Congress loaned a whopping $2.5 billion of taxpayersí money to Health Republic of New York and 22 other boondoggle insurance co-ops, even after being warned...
  • Look at what we learn from Planned Parenthood when theyíre under oath

    09/30/2015 1:54:49 PM PDT · by NYer · 30 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | September 30, 2015 | Rob Corzine
    It took testifying under oath to get Cecile Richards (CEO of Planned Parenthood) to tell the truth about what Planned Parenthood does.‚ÄĒ She confessed that abortion does not account for ‚Äú3 percent of their business‚ÄĚ as previously regurgitated, but in fact a full 86 percent of their non-tax funded revenue.‚ÄĒ Planned Parenthood raked in 127 million dollars ‚Äúin excess of revenue‚ÄĚ. She personally got a $240,000 raise two years ago bringing her yearly ‚Äúcompensation‚ÄĚ up to over half a million dollars. So much for being a non-profit. ‚ÄĒ She admitted that none of the 600+ PP-clinics conduct mammograms. None. And...
  • Cecile Richards of Planned Parenthood caught in a lie to Congress

    09/30/2015 6:48:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/30/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Yesterday was a tough day for Planned Parenthood‚Äôs chief executive officer Cecile Richards (daughter of former Texas Governor Ann Richards). In addition to a grilling on the shocking videos (she denied everything ‚Äď it was all ‚Äúdoctored‚ÄĚ even though complete unedited versions of the tapes were available), her lavish half million dollar-plus salary, first class travel and parties, and PP‚Äôs $127 million ‚Äúsurplus‚ÄĚ (don‚Äôt call it a profit because PP is a non-profit, doncha know), she managed to get herself caught in a lie.¬† The organization stoutly maintains that only 3% of its services constitute abortions, as if it...
  • Rep.Gutierrez Introduces Bill To Open Obamacare To Illegal Immigrants

    09/30/2015 12:49:43 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 23 replies ^ | September 30, 2015 | Caroline May
    Rep. Luis Gutiťrrez (D-IL) says illegal immigrants should not be barred from Obamacare. Gutiťrrez says access to Obamacare is a moral imperative for all, regardless of legal status. Heís introduced legislation that would expand access to President Obamaís signature healthcare law to illegal immigrants.
  • Summary of the Health Care We Had BEFORE ObamaCare

    09/30/2015 5:21:56 AM PDT · by xzins · 34 replies
    Vanity ^ | 30 Sep 15 | Xzins
    There are a few major characteristics of health care before Obama Care. 1. It was quasi-private: most was funded by employers. 2. Some was directly paid private insurance. 3. Insurance could only be bought state by state. It could not be bought across state lines. It was non-competitive. 4. Those without insurance were covered by hospitals under Good Samaritan type laws. 5. Hospitals and doctors passed those costs on by increasing costs to insured patients and their insurance companies. 6. Those were passed on to the government by partial deductions by individuals on their tax forms. 7. The rest were...
  • Archbishop:'True Intention Behind' Push for Same-Sex Marriage is 'Imposition of Totalitarian System'

    08/27/2015 6:24:08 PM PDT · by xzins · 36 replies
    CNS ^ | August 27, 2015 | Mark Judge
    Archbishop Anthony Sablan Apuron of Agana, Guam has posted a message on his archdiocesean website stating that the ‚Äútrue intention‚ÄĚ behind the push for same-sex marriage ‚Äúhas always been about the destruction of the family and the imposition of a totalitarian system.‚ÄĚ The archbishop also predicted the next step in the process would be to use the education system so ‚Äúthat our children, your children, will be forced to assimilate to this pattern of non-gender.‚ÄĚ ¬ďIt is important to understand that the political pressure to push the agenda for same sex ‚Äėmarriage‚Äô has never been about gay rights; the true...
  • 'Preemptive Surrender': Cruz Criticizes Colleagues for Passing Spending Bill that Funds PP

    09/29/2015 7:53:54 PM PDT · by Isara · 9 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Sep 29, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    'Preemptive Surrender': Cruz Criticizes Colleagues for Passing Spending Bill that Funds Planned Parenthood Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was fuming Monday night after his Republican colleagues voted for a "clean" spending bill that fully funds Planned Parenthood. The Senate voted 77 to 19 to advance the 10-week bill, avoiding a government shutdown that was looming Wednesday. Cruz, one of several conservatives determined not to see one more taxpayer dollar go to Planned Parenthood in the wake of several disturbing videos, criticized his party after the vote for about an hour, accusing them of failing to show any passion for the causes...
  • Carly Fiorina: A liberal chameleon wearing conservative colors

    09/29/2015 11:55:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Communities Digital News ^ | September 29, 2015 | James Richard Edwards
    Is Carly Fiorina a liberal chameleon wearing conservative colors? And if she is, will it give Clinton what she needs to win the White House? Carly Fiorina, candidate for the Republican partyís nomination for president, has enjoyed quite a bounce in the polls since the most recent Republican debate. Ironically, however, Fiorinaís policy positions more closely mimic those of Democrats than those of Republicans. Fiorina will not be able to draw a distinct line between her and the Democrat candidate, which will lead to a repeat of 2008 and 2012 when millions of conservatives chose not to vote and a...
  • Senate Advances Spending Bill With Funding for Planned Parenthood [response: STATES NEED TO NULLIFY]

    09/29/2015 7:51:03 AM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 43 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | September 28, 2015 | Natalie Johnson
    The Senate voted 77-19 Monday to advance a short-term government spending bill, narrowing the chances of a federal shutdown days before Wednesdayís deadline. The Senateís continuing resolution leaves intact taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood, shelving a fight that conservatives wanted Republican leadership to wage with President Barack Obama. Planned Parenthood, Americaís largest abortion provider, is under scrutiny following a series of undercover videos. With the Senateís vote Monday, Congress now has two days to finalize a spending agreement for Obama to avoid a shutdown. The spending measure, which funds the government through Dec. 11, is likely to sail through the...
  • Lies, Carly Fiorina and Abortion [Were the Videos fabricated?]

    09/29/2015 7:24:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    New York Times ^ | 09/29/2015 | Ross Douthat
    There has been an impressive amount of angry liberal commentary, which has spilled over into the mainstream press coverage (or do I repeat myself?) of the issue, about how in the last Republican presidential debate Carly Fiorina allegedly cited an entirely imaginary video in order to make a crazy claim about Planned Parenthood‚Äôs brain-harvesting ghoulishness that‚Äôs totally unsupported by the facts. Here‚Äôs Slate‚Äôs Dahlia Lithwick, in a representative rant, attacking Fiorina‚Äôs ‚Äúbig fib,‚ÄĚ the sheer ‚Äúenormity‚ÄĚ of which has shaken Lithwick‚Äôs faith in honesty in politics and journalism: Nobody¬ónot even Fiorina¬ís staunchest defenders¬ócan say that these videos that clearly don¬ít...
  • Hillary Clinton: I totally favor some abortion restrictions [Consistently Inconsistent]

    09/29/2015 7:17:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/29/2015 | Taylor Millard
    Remember when Hillary Clinton made it sound like she didn’t favor any government involvement in late-term abortions in an interview with CBS? CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Well she’s backtracking on that. Here’s her comment to NBC’s Chuck Todd, as grabbed by The Daily Caller’s Chuck Ross.CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO That’s a B-I-G big difference from the CBS comment and there’s no other way to spin it. At the same time, Clinton didn’t say she supported restrictions after say 26 weeks, but closer to weeks 35-44. So basically late term abortion. Now here is where Clinton...
  • Rep blasts Planned Parenthood taxpayer $$, as forensic study says videos not doctored

    09/29/2015 7:35:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/29/2015
    A top House Republican, in emotional and heated remarks at the start of a high-profile Hill hearing Tuesday, excoriated Planned Parenthood for its "insatiable" desire for taxpayer dollars -- while also brushing off claims a series of disturbing videos showing the group's employees discussing fetal tissue harvesting were doctored. Ahead of the hearing, a forensic analysis said the videos "are authentic and show no evidence of manipulation or editing." Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, also brushed off claims of doctoring but focused squarely on the issue of taxpayer funding. "Their desire for more of...
  • South Dakota proposes plan to expand Medicaid

    09/29/2015 1:23:51 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 28, 2015 7:50 PM EDT | James Nord
    South Dakota may join 30 other states in expanding its Medicaid program if federal officials approve a plan Gov. Dennis Daugaard is set to outline to the nationís top health and human services administrator in Washington on Tuesday. The Republican governor is meeting with Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell to explain the plan, and the federal government has so far been more open to discussions than in the past, said Tony Venhuizen, chief of staff to Daugaard. The proposal, which is in its early stages, would make about 48,500 South Dakota residents newly eligible for the program. Itís...
  • Hillary: I'll 'Impose Much Harsher Restrictions' Under Dodd-Frank

    09/28/2015 4:04:21 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Wait a second: wasn't it just this month that Hillary's handlers announced they were going to have her show a warm 'n fuzzy side, with more "heart?" So who was the genius who coached Clinton to announce that as president she would "impose much harsher restrictions" on financial institutions under Dodd-Frank? She'll "impose much harsher restrictions?" Brr! Isn't that the Stone Cold Hillary Clinton whose image was being re-engineered? Clinton made her "much harsher" comment in remarks aired on today's debut episode of MTP Daily in response to Chuck Todd's question as to where she differs from President Obama. View...
  • Full transcript of Pope Francis' inflight interview from Philadelphia to Rome

    09/28/2015 11:43:23 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    EWTN News ^ | 9/28/15
    In a 47 minute Q&A with journalists on his way back to Rome Pope Francis touched on sensitive topics such as forgiving abusers and conscientious objection, as well as the upcoming synod of bishops and womenís ordination. The Pope answered 11 questions posed in English, Spanish and Italian Sept. 27 while on board his American Airlines overnight flight from Philadelphia to Rome. Among the themes addressed were the new, streamlined annulment process, womenís ordination to the priesthood, the migrant crisis and whether or not government officials have a right to conscientious objection. He reaffirmed the Catholic Churchís position on womenís...
  • 33 Million Americans Still Donít Have Health Insurance {Here's Who the uninsured are]

    09/28/2015 1:41:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | 09/28/2015 | By ANNA MARIA BARRY-JESTER and BEN CASSELMAN
    Nearly 9 million people gained insurance last year, a win for ¬ďObamacare¬Ē as the president‚Äôs signature health care law expanded Medicaid and opened health insurance exchanges. And yet, 33 million Americans, 10.4 percent of the U.S. population, still went without health insurance for the entirety of 2014. Millions more were uninsured for at least part of the year.1 New data released this month shows they were disproportionately poor, black and Hispanic; 4.5 million of them were children.It isn¬ít a surprise that some Americans still don‚Äôt have health insurance. Despite aiming to insure ¬ďeverybody¬Ē in the U.S., the Affordable Care...
  • Trump Pushes Single Payer Healthcare, Tax Increase On Wealthy

    09/28/2015 11:40:17 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 217 replies
    Copyright © 2015 Breitbart ^ | 28 Sep 2015 | John Nolte
    During his ď60 MinutesĒ interview Sunday, Republican presidential front-runner appeared to come out in favor of a form of single payer health insurance for the uninsured ... and openly called for raising taxes on the wealthy.
  • Trump Proposes Replacing Obamacare with Government-Funded Universal Healthcare

    09/28/2015 11:27:58 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 91 replies ^ | 09/28/2015 | Barry Donegan
    YoutTube Video: Donald Trump Endorses Universal Health Care - "The Government's Gonna Pay For It." On Sunday‚Äôs episode of 60 Minutes on CBS, Donald Trump said that ‚ÄúObamacare is a disaster‚ÄĚ and that he plans to repeal it and replace it with a government-funded universal healthcare plan.During the lengthy interview, CBS correspondent Scott Pelley asked billionaire real estate mogul and 2016 Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump his position on healthcare reform. ‚ÄúObamacare‚Äôs going to be repealed and replaced. Obamacare is a disaster if you look at what‚Äôs going on with premiums where they‚Äôre up 40, 50, 55 percent,‚ÄĚ replied Trump.Pelley...
  • Jindal Slams ĎTrumpcareí Ė Government Dependence for All

    09/28/2015 11:26:55 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 69 replies
    Bobby Jindal for President ^ | 9-28-15 | Team Jindal
    BATON ROUGE ¬Ė On 60 Minutes Sunday, Donald Trump made one thing perfectly clear ¬Ė he supports a new federal entitlement program to give free government funded health care to every American. This is how the Donald described ¬ĎTrumpcare¬í on 60 Minutes:Scott Pelley: Universal health care.Donald Trump: I am going to take care of everybody. I don‚Äôt care if it costs me votes or not. Everybody‚Äôs going to be taken care of much better than they‚Äôre taken care of now.Scott Pelley: The uninsured person is going to be taken care of. How? How?Donald Trump: They‚Äôre going to be taken care...
  • I Didn't Jump Off the Liberal Crazy Train for This

    09/27/2015 4:58:35 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 36 replies
    Bill O'Reilly ^ | 9/42/15 | Bernie Goldberg
    I grew up in a blue-collar family in a working class neighborhood (the South Bronx) where just about everybody (if not literally everybody) voted Democratic. In college, I was a liberal Ė and proud of it. The big issue was civil rights and liberals were on the right side of that one while conservatives Ė yes, mostly Democrats from the South Ė were on both the wrong side of history and the wrong side of decency. When the issue of womenís rights came along, I was on board with that too. I didnít think much about taxes, mainly because I...