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  • ObamaCare Causes A Descent Into Madness Familiar To Many

    03/27/2015 4:27:28 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 3 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 03/26/2015 | Bob Maistros
    Franz Kafka lives. Except even this spinner of tales of helpless victims of faceless bureaucracies might not have imagined a situation where a law-abiding citizen faces a fine for failing to take an action his government prohibits him from performing.
  • Obamacare flying machine begins a death spiral

    03/26/2015 8:00:47 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 03/26/2015 | Sean Parnell
    Premiums are rising rapidly and the young and healthy are bailing out The Supreme Court decision in King v. Burwell, the case challenging the Obama administrationís decision to award tax credits for health insurance sold through federally established exchanges, could turn on the question of whether a ruling that ends the tax credits on federal exchanges might cause something known as a ďdeath spiralĒ in health insurance markets.The good news is the answer is probably no, but the bad news is thatís only because the death spiral has probably already started.
  • Home folk tell Rep. McMorris Rodgers: Donít mess with Obamacare [WA]

    03/26/2015 8:10:19 PM PDT · by steve86 · 29 replies
    The Seattle PI ^ | March 26, 2015 | Joel Connelly
    She was asking for horror stories about health care, but Rep. Cathy Morris Rodgers, R-Wash., instead found her Facebook page filled with testimonials to the Affordable Care Act. A member of the House Republican leadership, McMorris Rodgers wanted a replenishment of anecdotes like stories of questionable accuracy she told when giving the GOP response to President Obamaís State of the Union speech. ďThis week marks the 5th anniversary of Obamacare being signed into law,Ē wrote McMorris Rodgers. ďWhether itís turning your tax filing into a nightmare, youíre facing skyrocketing premiums, or your employer had reduced your work hours, I want...
  • Readers React: Imagining a Ted Cruz presidency ó and a stronger America

    03/26/2015 4:52:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | March 26, 2015 | Doug Allen
    To the editor: To use language similar to a reader opposed to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) ("Ted Cruz's dream, America's nightmare," Readers React, March 24): Imagine a president eager to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear power and what that means for the free world. Imagine a president who will get rid of the IRS and implement a tax code that will require everyone to pay a fair percentage tax rate above an established minimum income level. Imagine a president who will re-empower health insurance companies to implement sound insurance principles as opposed to allowing people who wait until they...
  • New York Assembly Passes Bill Allowing Shooting Babies Through the Heart With Poison to Kill Them

    03/26/2015 4:17:18 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Life News ^ | 3/25/15 | Steven Ertelt
    **SNIP** For years, the state legislature has been embroiled in a mulch-year battle over a package of bills designed to push the interests of women. The bills have been held up in part because it includes a measure that would promote late-term abortions in the Empire State. Despite strenuous support from pro-abortion Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the legislature has refused to pass the package of bills because of the abortion measure. The abortion bill would allow an abortion procedure that has abortionists shooting poison through the hearts of unborn children to kill them. Now, the state Assembly has approved part of...
  • Are You Better Off Today Because Of Obamacare? Facebook Users Passionately Respond: ďGod No!Ē

    03/26/2015 1:34:35 PM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 21 replies
    PJ Media | 03-26-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    Our social media manager asked our followers on Facebook whether they are better off today than before Barack Obama took office and, more precisely, passed Obamacare. Their answers leave little room for doubt about the negative effects of this presidentís horrendous policies: [FB POST] ... So how about you? Are you better off because of Obamacare, or do you agree with 99% of our Facebook followers who say that Obamacare has been ďa disasterĒ for the country and for themselves? Let us know, here in the comment section and on Facebook!
  • Democrats Ask for Another ObamaCare Reprieve, Warning It Is ĎHarmful and Disruptiveí to Businesses

    03/26/2015 11:16:15 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 13 replies
    Independet Journal Review ^ | 03/26/2015 | Victoria Taft
    The Daily Caller reports Senate Democrats sent a letter to the Health and Human Services (HHS) Department asking†for a reprieve from ObamaCare†for small businesses scheduled to be brought under its regulatory umbrella in 2016. Apparently, the group fears†it will be ďparticularly harmful and disruptiveĒ to businesses.The Caller†reports that the letter was sent March 12 by Democrat Senators Claire McCaskill,†Heidi Heitkamp, Chris Coons, Joe Manchin, Joe Donnelly and Jon Tester, and independent Sen. Angus King.†They asked for a two-year†deferment: Under the law, employers with 51 to 100 employees will be included in the ACAís definition of small group market starting...
  • Medi-Cal Rolls Could Swell Under Obama's Deportation Relief Plan President Obama

    03/25/2015 9:27:18 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 5 replies
    LATimes ^ | March 25, 2015 | SOUMYA KARLAMANGLA
    Medi-Cal Rolls Could Swell Under Obama's Deportation Relief Plan President Obama Immigrants living in the U.S. without permission can't enroll in Obamacare, but California allows those granted temporary relief from deportation to sign up for Medi-Cal. ( By SOUMYA KARLAMANGLA Medi-Cal sign-ups could soar under President Obama's executive actions on immigration Half a million more Californians could apply for Medi-Cal under Obama's deportation relief plan, a study says President Obama's executive actions on immigration, which have sparked a fierce political backlash nationwide, could also provide an unlikely boost for another of his goals: increasing health insurance signups. Immigrants living in...
  • Nine Obamacare takeover elements at stake in King v. Burwell

    03/25/2015 7:34:19 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3-9-15 | Twila Brase
    As the Supreme Court considers oral arguments in the King v. Burwell Obamacare subsidy case, the media is awash in claims that a King win will be a political disaster, forcing Republicans to save the illegal Obamacare subsidies issued in the 37 states without a state-based exchange. But the real disaster is the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the dangers the federal takeover of healthcare poses for patients, doctors, pocketbooks and health freedom. These very real dangers include: Socializing Medicine Ė The ACA sets up Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) to nationalize the delivery of medical care. ACOs, sometimes called ďHMOs...
  • If Cruz Is ĎOn Obamacare,í So Are His 2016 Rivals

    03/25/2015 2:21:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    National Journal ^ | March 25, 2015 | Sam Baker
    Yes, Ted Cruz can buy insurance through Obamacare while remaining totally committed to repealing it. Just like his competitors for the 2016 presidential nomination. Cruz said Tuesday that he and his family will sign up for health insurance through the exchanges created by Obamacare, prompting plenty of chest-beating from Democrats looking to paint Cruzóa staunch opponent of the health care lawóas a hypocrite. But Cruz isn't the only 2016 contender to turn to the exchanges. Sen. Rand Paul signed up when the marketplaces first opened. "It made me an unhappy person," he said at the time. Sen. Marco Rubio also...
  • OBAMA FAILS TO SHOW AFTER BEING INTRODUCED AT OBAMACARE EVENT

    03/25/2015 1:44:16 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 93 replies
    grabien ^ | March 25, 2015 | No Attribution
    Today at 10:30 AM ET, President Obama was scheduled to speak at the White House's "Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network Kickoff Meeting." His introducer, seemingly sensing the president was tardy, gamely tried stretching out his remarks. Then, at around 10:35, apparently receiving word the president was ready to go, the audience was encouraged to applaud for the next speaker, "the president of the United States!" Then an awkward silence fell over the crowd as the president failed to show. Spectators could be seen putting down their cameras, losing hope. Finally, nine minutes later, the president arrived. No explanation...
  • Does Ted Cruz Really Want to Be President?

    03/25/2015 12:32:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Wall Street OTC ^ | March 25, 2015 | Alvin Barnes
    Senator Ted Cruz of Texas has announced on Monday he is going to run for president in 2016. One of the prominent leaders of the ultra-conservative wing of the Republicans, Cruz is the first politician to officially announce his candidacy. But the Tea Party controversial figure is still a question mark for the American public opinion. Ted Cruz claimed on Tuesday that his fund-raising campaign had a promising start, as the first 36 hours passed since he became a runner already brought $1 million in support of his bid. But most analysts regard the Texas senator as a marginal contender,...
  • What Are Ted Cruz's Health Insurance Options -- And What Motivations Are You Projecting on Him?

    03/25/2015 12:21:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Excellence In Broadcasting Network ^ | March 25, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: There continues to be some... well, not just curiosity, some confusion as well about Ted Cruz and his decision to sign up for Obamacare. There's another option. There's some options that he has here, and I want to run through these. Now, all of this would have been academic had his wife not quit. Well, she didn't quit. She took an unpaid leave of absence from Goldman Sachs. If she had stayed there while he ran the campaign, this would not even be an issue. But they made a determination that a campaign is a family endeavor,...
  • Obamacareís Fate? Hereís What A Key Supreme Court Justice Just Said That Could Be A Huge Clue

    03/25/2015 12:11:01 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 39 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | March 24, 2015 | by NORVELL ROSE
    As the U.S. Supreme Court considers a case whose outcome could prove to be a death blow to Obamacare ó the case known as King v. Burwell challenging whether enrollees through the federal signup site, healthcare.gov, are entitled to premium-reducing subsidies ó one key justice has casually dropped what could be a huge clue to his thinking. And this potential clue suggests to some court watchers that Justice Anthony Kennedy ó who often casts the high courtís swing vote ó may be siding with plaintiffs who want to gut a key part of Obamacare and likely bring the law crashing...
  • CNN Plays Gotcha: Is Ted Cruz a Hypocrite for Signing Up for Obamacare?

    03/25/2015 11:55:08 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 18 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Michael van der Galien
    This is simply pathetic. Watch the video at CNN Ė itís clear what theyíre trying to do: "The newly announced Republican presidential candidate told CNNís Dana Bash on Tuesday that he will sign up for health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act ó a law he has been on a crusade to kill. "Itís a deeply ironic development for the Texas conservative firebrand, who vaulted to fame during his few years in the Senate in large part by denouncing President Barack Obamaís landmark health care law. He led an effort to defund the law that contributed to the 2013...
  • Obamacare, now 5 years old, working mostly as designed: Bloomberg opinion (Barf alert)

    03/25/2015 11:09:31 AM PDT · by BerniesFriend · 14 replies
    Oregon Live ^ | 03/25/2015 | Jonathan Bernstein
    Obamacare, now 5 years old, working mostly as designed: Bloomberg opinion By Jonathan Bernstein Obamacare turns five years old Monday. Let's go straight to what you need to know. -- The law is working more or less as it was supposed to. The two goals of the Affordable Care Act were to expand coverage and to cut costs. The first part has worked as the drafters expected. Even though the effort has fallen short in states that have refused Medicaid expansion (which U.S. Supreme Court allowed them to do), the law has sharply increased the number of Americans with health...
  • Obama: Obamacare was Republicans' plan

    03/25/2015 9:15:17 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 23 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 03/25/2015 | Paige Winfield Cunningham
    President Obama slammed Republicans Wednesday for continuing to war against his signature healthcare law five years in."It's working, despite countless attempts to repeal, undermine, defund and defame this law," Obama said in a speech commemorating the Affordable Care Act's anniversary of passage."We've made our share of mistakes since we passed this law, but we also know beyond a shred of doubt the law has worked," he said. "Deficits have been slashed, lives have been saved."It's been half a decade since Democrats in Congress passed the healthcare law and it remains arguably the most controversial piece of legislation passed during Obama's...
  • 5 Reasons Latinos Wonít Vote for Ted Cruz

    03/25/2015 12:39:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    Blue Natio Review ^ | March 24, 2015 | John Paul Brammer
    Liberals across the country rejoiced today as Ted Cruz announced that he is officially running for president, thus ensuring a plentiful gaffe harvest for progressive writers like myself to feed upon for months. The GOP has pretty much nothing to gain from Cruzís decision to throw his hat in the ring. In fact, if anything, it will probably hurt them, as Cruz will only serve to solidify the idea that Republicans are anti-women, anti-LGBT, and anti-immigrant. Yes, Ted Cruz, the son of an immigrant from Cuba, is anti-immigrant. As a Latino, I can tell you right now that Latinos wonít...
  • What did Jeb Bush do to fight Obamacare?

    03/24/2015 11:39:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | March 23, 2015 | Byron York
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)For many conservatives, the fight against Obamacare has been the defining battle of President Obama's years in the White House. For them, and probably a majority of the Republican base, fighting first against the passage of the Affordable Care Act and later pressing to repeal it have been so important because: A) they strongly oppose the substance of the law, and B) they see opposition to Obamacare as the best way to resist the president's overall expansion of government. That the struggle has so far been a losing one has not changed the fact that conservatives require their presidential candidates...
  • Ted Cruz going on Obamacare

    03/24/2015 5:13:24 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | March 24, 2015 | Dana Bash
    (CNN)Ted Cruz is going on Obamacare. The newly announced Republican presidential candidate told CNN's Dana Bash on Tuesday that he will sign up for health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act -- a law he has been on a crusade to kill. "We'll be getting new health insurance and we'll presumably do it through my job with the Senate, and so we'll be on the federal exchange with millions of others on the federal exchange," Cruz said. Asked whether he would accept the government contribution available to lawmakers and congressional staffers for their health care coverage through the ACA,...
  • Ted Cruz Is Signing Up for Obamacare

    03/24/2015 3:43:41 PM PDT · by Kevin C · 245 replies
    Time ^ | 3/24/2015 | Jack Linshi
    Despite being vehemently opposed to Obamacare, Ted Cruz is signing up for insurance under President Obamaís health care law. The Texas Republican Senator and newly-announced presidential candidate, known for his staunch opposition to the Affordable Care Act, told CNN on Tuesday that he will be joining the millions of Americans enrolled in insurance under the law.
  • Pocketing Obamacare tax subsidies could result in an $800 tax bill for U.S. households

    03/24/2015 1:02:45 PM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 17 replies
    Yahoo.Com ^ | 03/24/2015 | Mandi Woodruff
    Experts have long worried that millions of Obamacare recipients will file their taxes this year and and get hit with an unexpected tax bill. The reason? They possibly underestimated their income for the year and wound up pocketing a bigger health care tax subsidy than they should have. Now we have a better idea of just how expensive that bill could be. The Kaiser Family Foundation estimates that more than half of U.S. households eligible for health insurance subsidies in 2014 will wind up having to pay back $794 to the government. The way the health law works now, Obamacare...
  • The Democrats' Boil-The-Frog Strategy For ObamaCare

    03/24/2015 10:22:47 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 5 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 03/24/2015 | John Merline
    ObamaCare is supposed to be good for the nation. President Obama just said so again this week in his remarks celebrating the law's 5th anniversary. Yet at every turn, he and his fellow Democrats ó who crafted the law and rammed it through Congress ó keep trying to delay many of its key features out of fear that they will harm businesses, hurt individuals or cost them politically.
  • 5 Big Whoppers Told About ObamaCare On Its 5th Anniversary

    03/24/2015 5:12:22 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 10 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 03/23/2015 | Staff
    Milestone: Monday marked the fifth anniversary of ObamaCare, and, naturally, backers used the occasion to extol its many alleged successes. But in doing so, they engaged in some daring feats of legerdemain.
  • Ted Cruz Made Me Cry (Lloyd all but endorses Ted Cruz)

    03/24/2015 12:46:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 24, 2015 | Lloyd Marcus
    At Liberty University Sen Ted Cruz officially threw his hat into the ring as a contender for president in 2016. Cruz's speech brought tears to my eyes; inspiring, boldly Christian, and unapologetic conservative Ė vowing to stand for liberty. Cruz touting the greatness of our legacy as Americans gave me the same goosebumps I felt as a young voter hearing the same pride, optimism, and high expectations from Ronald Reagan. But folks, we have heard it all before; promised to repeal Obamacare, stop Obama's illegal amnesty for illegals, and all of Obama's other assaults on our freedoms and trashing of...
  • Ted Cruz Cannot Be Serious

    03/23/2015 10:47:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    The New Republic ^ | March 23, 2015 | Danny Vinik
    The big news of the day is that Senator Ted Cruz is officially running for president. Not setting up an exploratory committee or any of that perfunctory foreplay, but actually running. ďIt is a time for truth. It is a time for liberty,Ē he said in a 30-minute speech at, yeah, Liberty University. ďIt is a time to reclaim the Constitution of the United States.Ē Cruzís address was full of red meat for the conservative crowd. But other than his oratorical skills, Cruz is entirely unsuited to be president. Luckily for America, his candidacy is likely doomed to fizzle. Cruz...
  • Counties, State Mull Health Care for Undocumented Residents

    03/23/2015 3:51:06 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    California Healthline ^ | March 23, 2015
    Under the Affordable Care Act, undocumented immigrants are not eligible for health care coverage. However, California has taken several steps to provide health coverage to undocumented residents. Immigrants in the state who qualified for Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival initiative are eligible for Medi-Cal coverage. Medi-Cal is California's Medicaid program. In addition, under an executive action by President Obama last year, Medi-Cal coverage could be extended to up to 500,000 undocumented immigrants who have lived in the U.S. for at least five years and who have no record of felony offenses or serious misdemeanors. Further, a bill (SB 1005)...
  • Earnest to Cruz: Remember What Happened the Last Time GOP Ran Against Obamacare (Video)

    03/23/2015 1:01:15 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 30 replies
    mediaite ^ | 3-23-2015 | Josh Feldman
    White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest responded today to Ted CruzĎs strong pledge in his presidential announcement this morning to repeal Obamacare once he gets into office. In his list of things he asked the audience to imagine, Cruz said, ďImagine a new president signing legislation repealing every word of Obamacare.Ē When asked about this today, Earnest said, ďThere was a presidential candidate who ran in 2012 promising to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and that campaign pledge didnít work out very well for him.Ē
  • Boehner eyes 'doc fix' breakthrough

    03/23/2015 7:48:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 23, 2015 | Sarah Ferris
    The House is inching closer to a major deal on Medicare payments that could help cement a legacy for Speaker John Boehner.

 Boehner has spent two months quietly working with Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to finally solve a Medicare payment problem that has eluded congressional leaders for more than 20 years.

 The House leaders are expected to unveil their $200 billion Medicare deal early next week. Facing little opposition so far, the proposal is bringing Boehner closer than ever to tackling his long-time goal of entitlement reform.

 "This could be one of the two or three accomplishments of the 114th...
  • Too Many Conservatives Running In 2016 Primary

    03/23/2015 5:02:01 AM PDT · by LeoMcNeil · 104 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | March 23, 2015 | Leo McNeil
    Ted Cruz is set to announce is candidacy for President of the United States. Rand Paul is apparently going to announce early next month before going on a campaign tour. Until today technically the only candidate was Jeb Bush, who announced late last year his intentions. At the time everyone thought that Bush was going to force everyone else to declare their candidacy early. It doesnít appear that has happened, Cruz and Paul have appeared in no rush to make a formal announcement. Scott Walker, perhaps the front runner in the race, still hasnít formally announced his candidacy and thereís...
  • Ted Cruz announces 2016 presidential bid

    03/22/2015 10:13:50 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 102 replies
    CNN ^ | March 23, 2015 | Ashley Killough and Jeremy Diamond
    (CNN)Ted Cruz is first out the gate. The first-term senator from Texas announced early Monday he is running for president. Cruz announced his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination in a 30-second video message in a tweet shortly after midnight Monday. Later in the day, he will appear at Virginia's Liberty University, the largest Christian university in the world, where he will make his in-person declaration. "I'm running for President and I hope to earn your support!" Cruz said in his tweet.Cruz, 44, will be the first candidate to formally throw his hat in the ring for what's expected...
  • Obamacareīs Amazing Wayback Clause

    03/23/2015 3:31:59 AM PDT · by rootin tootin · 4 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 3/23/2015 | David Catron
    Obamacareís boosters have made so many implausible assertions about its supposed successes that itís difficult to single out one as the most preposterous. But any list of their most comical claims would have to include those involving the lawís ďwayback clause.Ē Havenít heard of that one? Well, like the provision authorizing the IRS to issue subsidies via federal exchanges, itís absent from PPACAís text. Nonetheless, its efficacy is routinely touted by Obamacareís proponents as proof that ďreformĒ works. The most celebrated effect of this amazing provision is its retroactive reduction of medical inflation during the years preceding the lawís implementation....
  • This Longtime IHOP Owner Sold His 16 Restaurants Because of Obamacare

    03/22/2015 7:51:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | March 22, 2015 | Rob Bluey
    Four years ago, my reporting on Obamacare brought me to the city of Terre Haute, Ind. Located near the Illinoisí border, about an hourís drive from Indianapolis, the city of 60,000 residents reminded me of the area where I grew up near Utica, N.Y. It was a brisk March morning, nearly a year after President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act, and I had trekked to the Midwest with a camera crew to meet Scott Womack, owner of about a dozen IHOP restaurants in Indiana and Ohio. Womackís testimony before Congress earlier in 2011 caught my attention and I wanted...
  • This Longtime IHOP Owner Sold His 16 Restaurants Because of Obamacare

    03/22/2015 7:51:07 PM PDT · by PROCON · 16 replies
    dailysignal.com ^ | March 22, 2015 | Rob Bluey
    Four years ago, my reporting on Obamacare brought me to the city of Terre Haute, Ind. Located near the Illinoisí border, about an hourís drive from Indianapolis, the city of 60,000 residents reminded me of the area where I grew up near Utica, N.Y.It was a brisk March morning, nearly a year after President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act, and I had trekked to the Midwest with a camera crew to meet Scott Womack, owner of about a dozen IHOP restaurants in Indiana and Ohio. Womackís testimony before Congress earlier in 2011 caught my attention and I wanted to...
  • Obama on ACA's 5th Anniversary: Critics Should 'Embrace Reality'

    03/22/2015 7:06:06 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 41 replies
    newsmax ^ | 3/22/15 | g richter
    One day before the five-year anniversary of passage of the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama proclaimed late Sunday that his signature healthcare legislation a success and its critics should "embrace reality." In a statement released on WhiteHouse.gov, Obama said, "This law is working, and in many ways, itís working even better than anticipated." The president signed Obamacare into law on March 23, 2010. The law has undergone "more scrutiny, more rumor, more attempts to dismantle and undermine it than just about any law in recent history," Obama admitted. But he had a word for Republicans still working to repeal...
  • ĎINSANITY': This ONE screenshot exposes just how Ďaffordableí Obamacare plans are

    03/22/2015 9:51:46 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 45 replies
    twitchy.com ^ | march 22, 2015
    Itís horrible. As Twitchy reported, citizens are feeling the pain of Obamacare as they start filing their tax returns. The New York Times mysteriously used ďhealth care actĒ in its headline. Weird, huh? We wonder why it chose not to use ďObamacareĒ or ďAffordable Care Act.Ē Oh, thatís right. This is why; Check out just how ďaffordableĒ it is:
  • Obama and his Legacy

    03/22/2015 7:08:17 AM PDT · by Art in Idaho · 30 replies
    March 21, 2015 | self
    I keep hearing Obama is pushing this Iranian nuclear deal for his legacy. He pushed Obamacare for his legacy. The great majority of the American people did not want Obamacare. The great majority of the American people and most of the countries of the world do not want this Iranian nuclear deal. In fact, the great majority of Americans do not like Obama's decisions and the direction the country is going. Obama is so worried about his legacy. So far his legacy is that of the worst president ever. His planned disasters are too numerous to list here. (See my...
  • Oh Look, Senate Democrats Now Causing Abortion Ruckus Over House Medicare Deal

    03/21/2015 5:42:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 21, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    What is it with this party? Senate Democrats have really personified the ¬ďyou shall not pass¬Ē war cry for anything abortion-related as of late. First, they¬íre filibustering what was an extremely bipartisan bill to combat human trafficking until their staffs¬†missed¬†the non-controversial Hyde Amendment language, which was added as a rider (standard operating procedure for most spending bills) to the law. Democrats knew this language¬†was going to be in the law because Republicans told them months in advance. Heck, Sen. Amy Klobuchar¬ís (D-MN) aide found the language, but failed to inform the senator before the bill went to the judiciary committee...
  • Judge Rules Wisconsin Abortion Law Unconstitutional

    03/21/2015 4:03:33 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 40 replies
    WBAY.COM ^ | 21 MARCH 2015 | AP
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) Ė A federal judge has struck down a Wisconsin law requiring abortion providers to get hospital admitting privileges. U.S. District Judge William Conley ruled Friday that the 2013 law is unconstitutional. Planned Parenthood and Affiliated Medical Services had sued the state, arguing the requirement will force AMSís Milwaukee clinic to close because its doctors canít get admitting privileges.
  • Under Health Care Act, Many Tax Filers Are Discovering Costly Complications (Pelosi knew)

    03/21/2015 3:36:47 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    NY Times via MSN ^ | 3/21/15 | ABBY GOODNOUGH
    **SNIP** Under the Affordable Care Act, people who remained uninsured last year must either pay a penalty with their taxes, one of the most contentious elements of the law, or claim an exemption. The Obama administration has said up to six million people would owe a penalty of $95 or 1 percent of their household income, whichever is greater. But as many as 30 million people are getting exemptions, mainly because they are too poor to afford health insurance or because they live in a state that refused to expand Medicaid last year under the health law. And people who...
  • Study: Employers aren't really cutting health benefits

    03/20/2015 7:38:06 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 30 replies
    WBALTV.com ^ | 03/20/2015 | Michelle Andrews
    <p>NEW YORK (CNNMoney) óThe predictions were dire.</p> <p>Under Affordable Care Act rules that kicked in this year, large employers have to offer health benefits to workers who put in 30 or more hours a week or face penalties. Some fretted that the new rules would cost employers a bundle or prompt them to cut workers' hours to get under the cap.</p>
  • IRS gives some Obamacare customers a tax break

    03/20/2015 1:06:28 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 7 replies
    cnbc ^ | 3-20-2015
    The Internal Revenue Service on Friday expanded relief to Obamacare customers who are filing tax returns based on incorrect information about their health plans. The relief came in reaction to the disclosure by federal health official there were more errors on tax-related forms sent to Obamacare enrollees beyond the 820,000 forms identified as having problems last month. Between 3 and 4 percent of customers of HealthCare.gov, the federal Obamacare marketplace, have some kind of errors on 1095-A tax forms related to their account, according to marketplace CEO Kevin Counihan. The errors could affect the amount of money a taxpayer owes...
  • 80,000 ObamaCare tax forms on hold

    03/20/2015 12:46:01 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 20, 2015 | Peter Sullivan
    The Obama administration announced Friday that 80,000 corrected tax forms for people on plans through ObamaCare have still not gone out. It's unclear how many people will be affected by the delay, but the administration said people who have not received the corrected forms do not have to wait to file their taxes and will not have to pay any additional tax due to the effort. The issues stem from the announcement last month that 800,000 people on insurance plans through ObamaCare received incorrect tax information. At the time, the administration said forms with corrected information would be sent out...
  • GOP Senate Finance: At least $5.7B wasted on ObamaCare so far

    03/20/2015 12:24:56 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 19, 2015 | By Sarah Ferris
    Republicans on the Senate Finance Committee say they have found at least $5.7 billion in wasted ObamaCare spending from the last five years. Panel Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) said his staff have tallied the costs of five programs that have failed or "added no value," from the dysfunctional HealthCare.gov website to the national sign-up navigator program. "That is $5.7 billion down the drain," Hatch said during a hearing Thursday to mark the fifth anniversary of ObamaCare's passage. The federal government's HealthCare.gov, which broke down in the fall of 2013, has been one of the most criticized components of ObamaCare's rollout....
  • I need to declare what on my taxes?!? Obamacare confusion

    03/19/2015 6:45:49 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 21 replies
    With April 15 only weeks away, nearly half of all Americans don't know they're now required to declare on their tax returns whether they have health insurance, a survey released Thursday reveals. Even among those who have already filed their returns, a surprising number either didn't see the box they had to check to indicate health-coverage status, or were unsure if they did, the Kaiser Family Foundation survey found.
  • Nevada Bill Would Allow Sick Pets to Use Medical Marijuana

    03/18/2015 10:16:42 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 44 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | March 17, 2015 | MICHELLE RINDELS
    <p>CARSON CITY, Nev. ó Pets might soon be able to use pot under a bill introduced Tuesday in the Nevada Legislature.</p>
  • Senate GOP aims to kill ObamacareÖ via reconciliation

    03/19/2015 7:57:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/19/2015 | Noah Rothman
    Frustrated with the slow pace at which the Democrat-dominated Congress was working to pass the massive health care reform bill he championed by the early spring of 2010, President Barack Obama insisted that it was past time for the Senate to call an up or down vote on the law. Knowing, however, that the bill would not be able to overcome a filibuster by the Senateís 41 Republican members, Obama and the Senateís Democratic leadership proposed using the budgetary process known as reconciliation in order to pass the bill with a simple majority. ďWhite House officials will make the...
  • If people escape penalties, what pays for ObamaCare?

    03/19/2015 7:53:22 AM PDT · by PROCON · 10 replies
    onenewsnow.com ^ | March 18, 2015 | Chris Woodward
    ObamaCare turns five this year and it's anyone's guess how the government is going to pay for the law. The federal government requires virtually everyone living in the United States to have some form of health insurance. Starting this year, those who did not have health insurance in 2014 could face a tax penalty, which is supposed to be a funding mechanism for the Affordable Care Act. Hadley Heath Manning, director of health policy at the Independent Women's Forum, says the tax penalty is intended to help pay for ObamaCare.
  • The Danger of Obama's "Pre-Existing Conditions" Ban

    03/19/2015 6:22:56 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 3 replies
    CCHC ^ | 3-18-15 | Twila Brase
    There is a way out. The path to freedom is available -- and increasingly possible as Obamacare opposition grows and support for repeal increases. Here is a starter package of much-needed policy changes: ‚¶Ā Repeal every word of Obamacare, including the ban on pre-existing condition exclusions. ‚¶Ā Refuse to legalize Obama¬ís illegal subsidies if King wins King v. Burwell. ‚¶Ā Refuse to build a state exchange no matter who wins King v. Burwell. ‚¶Ā Restore access to indemnity (catastrophic) policies ¬Ė true health insurance ‚¶Ā Offer individual insurance pre-birth, with ownership linked to the baby. ‚¶Ā Encourage ownership of insurance...
  • Dick Cheney calls Obama the 'worst president of my lifetime'

    03/18/2015 10:28:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    The Week ^ | 03/18/2015 | Catherine Garcia via James Rosen, From PLAYBOY interview with Dick Cheney
    In a new interview with Playboy, former Vice President Dick Cheney accused President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder of "playing the race card" and said that he could "go on for hours" about all of the ways Obama has "undone" the work of President George W. Bush.Although the article claims that Cheney's "preoccupations revolve around the books in his study and the purchase of just the right gifts for his grandchildren," it sounds more like he's kind of obsessed with Obama. Calling him "the worst president in my lifetime," Cheney said his criticism of Obama and Holder has nothing...