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  • Will Obama’s Obsession with “Illegal Cattle Grazing” Drive US to Civil War?

    04/12/2014 9:37:38 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 39 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04-12-2014 | John Lillpop
    Barack Obama has finally managed to drive Vladimir Putin from the front pages and BREAKING NEWS alerts by deploying armed US federal rangers from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in order to deal with “illegal cattle grazing” on the ranch of Cliven Bundy in Nevada.
  • OCare exit strategy brings endless waits on hold: If you thought signing up was hard, try canceling

    04/10/2014 11:17:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 10, 2014 | Drew Johnson
    I never wanted to be a pawn in President Obama’s absurd and irresponsible attempt to mandate, regulate and complicate the American health care system. Unfortunately, there wasn’t much of a choice. I was a casualty of Mr. Obama’s Big Lie. You know the one: “If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan.” By the time my plan vanished, the only individual health insurance plans available had been captured by the tentacles of Obamacare. Signing up for insurance under Obamacare was harder than making sense of Donald Trump’s hair. It took more than 20 attempts...

    04/10/2014 3:36:16 PM PDT · by Corporate Democrat · 206 replies
    AP ^ | April 10 2014 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — AP source: HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius resigning after rocky health care law rollout.
  • Obama: ´I have lived out the promise of LBJ´s efforts´

    04/10/2014 12:17:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 89 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/10/14 | Justin Sink
    Texans like to talk all the time about how big Texas is, and how if you´re driving from the bottom of Texas to Canada, then you´re spending half of your time just getting through the state itself. So is that true? It´s pretty close. Texas really is gigantic. Redditor Armeleon put together a map that gives you a good idea of the massive size of Texas. Texas spans about 800 miles from north to south. Everything seen in red on the map is closer than 791 miles to Texas (the longest straight-line distance in Texas from north to south is
  • Obama blasts 'least productive Congress in modern history'

    04/09/2014 6:39:33 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 44 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/10/2014 | Steve Holland
    HOUSTON, April 9 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama sharply criticized what he called the least productive U.S. Congress in modern history on Wednesday in a fund-raising speech that he used to try to energize Democrats to vote in November congressional elections.Obama blasted Republicans in the U.S. Senate for blocking a Democratic-supported bill earlier in the day aimed at addressing a gap in pay between male and female workers. Republicans argued that pay discrimination is already illegal.Obama also cited Republicans' refusal to agree to an immigration overhaul and an increase in the minimum wage as examples of what he called obstruction...
  • Will 'Health Care' Kill American Medicine?

    04/09/2014 3:12:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | April 9, 2014 | Terry Jeffrey
    My mother, a doctor's daughter who became a doctor herself, sometimes accompanied her father when he made house calls in the Livermore Valley of California during the Great Depression. Her job was to open and close the gates at the ranches and farms they visited. In those tenuous times, as she later recalled, her father occasionally provided his services without a fee or in return for whatever unsolicited payment-in-kind the rancher or farmer produced. Medicare and Medicaid did not exist in those days. Nor were there massive for-profit insurance companies or hospital chains. But America had good doctors and good...
  • Surprise: Obama Administration Again Delays Obamacare's Medicare Cuts

    04/08/2014 3:09:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | April 8, 2014 | Guy Benson
    obody -- and I mean nobody -- should be surprised by this: Amid heavy pressure from insurers, lawmaker and advocates, the Obama administration has backed off proposed cuts to Medicare Advantage for the second year in a row. They’ll rise by 0.4 percent in 2015 instead of undergoing the originally proposed 1.9 percent cut....“The changes CMS included in the final rate notice will help mitigate the impact on seniors, but the Medicare Advantage program is still facing a reduction in payment rates next year on top of the 6 percent cut to payments in 2014,” said [AHIP] president Karen Ignagni....
  • WH Demands 'Equal Pay for Women,' Pays Own Female Employees Less Than Men

    04/08/2014 9:57:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | April 8, 2014 | Guy Benson
    Carney's points make sense, but don't those exact same arguments apply to the big, bad corporations Democrats are targeting? Of course they do. But that's not the point. As we discussed yesterday, Democrats are hoping to replicate their successful 2012 playbook by shifting voters' focus onto ancillary issues, and away from the political fundamentals. This week they're trotting out equal pay for women in an effort to underscore their "Republican war on women" meme. President Obama is signing two executive orders related to the issue today, while the Senate will debate the Paycheck Fairness Act: Obama's latest foray into the...
  • Why Obama’s Presidency Has to Be All About Race Now

    04/08/2014 11:05:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 8, 2014 | Robert Tracinski
    Barack Obama’s presidency is failing. Despite what he and his cheerleaders in the press think, he is still losing the argument over ObamaCare. The program has posted a few non-catastrophic enrollment numbers lately, but a lot of the public has already made up their minds. They never liked the program much to begin with, and now that they know what’s in it, they like it even less. The economic recovery, such as it is, continues to be slow, painful, and jobless. The president’s foreign policy is spinning out of control in all directions. So the left is doing what they...
  • Handling of Former IRS employee Lois Lerner makes lawyers cringe

    04/07/2014 10:01:36 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 20 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4-7-2014 | Stephen Dinan
    <p>Lawyers say Ms. Lerner and her legal team may have stumbled on several occasions, including by initially professing her innocence but refusing to talk to Congress last year, then agreeing to provide information to the Justice Department without any promise of immunity, and then refusing yet again to talk to House investigators about the same subject.</p>
  • U.S. issues fresh warning to Russia over turmoil in Ukraine

    04/07/2014 4:26:58 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 7, 2014 | By Paul Richter
    The Obama administration Monday accused Russia of promoting separatist agitation in eastern Ukraine and threatened to step up economic sanctions on Moscow unless it reverses course. --snip-- U.S. officials have hoped that Russian President Vladimir Putin would be satisfied with his control over Crimea.
  • When will Obama make call on Keystone?

    04/07/2014 1:34:06 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 7 | By Laura Barron-Lopez
    Like a blockbuster movie that never quite arrives, President Obama’s decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline has been “coming soon” for years. He has been weighing whether the project should be built since he first entered the Oval Office, and rationalizations for further delay are thin on the ground. After a February White House meeting between Obama and a number of governors, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) told reporters that Obama had said he expected to make a call “in a couple of months.” But the White House has not even acknowledged that such a suggestion was made, let...
  • Here are 625 well sourced examples of Obama's lying, lawbreaking, corruption, cronyism, etc.

    04/07/2014 1:43:39 PM PDT · by grundle · 17 replies
    wordpress ^ | April 2, 2014 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Obama supporters will go hysterical over this well sourced list of 625 examples of his lying, lawbreaking, corruption, cronyism, etc. By Dan from Squirrel HillPosted on August 15, 2013. Updated on April 2, 2014.As the author of this blog post, I place it into the public domain. Anyone may freely copy it in any part or in its entirely, without asking my permission, and without paying any money. I do ask you please cite a link to ask you to please show this list to as many people as possible – and especially, to please...
  • Mr. President, I Have News for You

    04/06/2014 6:01:40 PM PDT · by Kenny · 13 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | April 6, 2014 | Carl M. Cannon
    President Obama was moonlighting again last week as a self-appointed media critic-in-chief, this time during a Rose Garden appearance to boast about the progress of the Affordable Care Act. It was a curious performance on many levels, not the least of which was the way he used the vice president, his own cabinet, and the White House press corps as silent props while he unveiled his message of the month.If the ladies and gentlemen of the press weren’t given a speaking role, they weren’t forgotten. At one point, he addressed them specifically, immodestly offering his own unsolicited definition of what...
  • Obama now probes everyone's health – in Kenya!

    04/06/2014 4:05:29 PM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 27 replies
    WND ^ | April 6, 2014 | Steve Peacock
    U.S. subsidizing massive in-person surveyIn the latest addition to the Obama administration’s growing aid-to-Kenya portfolio, the U.S. will help subsidize a nationwide citizen-health assessment in every Kenyan county without exception. While the estimated project cost remains undisclosed, a separate Kenya-based trade-promotion project unveiled late last week came with an additional $70 million price tag. The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, with U.S. taxpayer help, will implement the 2014 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey, or KDHS. Kenya will coordinate the efforts with United Nations agencies, the U.S. government and “other partners.” The U.S. will fund a KDHS requirement to deploy contractor...
  • Great news. Kentucky jail signing up exiting inmates for Obamacare (We wonder how they got to 7M)

    04/06/2014 4:31:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/06/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Now this is a complete stroke of genius which I couldn’t have cooked up for a political fiction novel. Down in Louisville, as prisoners are being discharged from jail, they’re getting a little something extra by way of a going away present. They’re being signed up for Obamacare. After three months in jail on a theft charge, Vincent Garcia had prepared last week to collect his wallet and keys and turn in his orange scrubs upon release.But the 26-year-old will leave jail with something else — free health insurance.Louisville Metro Department of Corrections last week began holding daily sign-ups for...
  • Democrats say White House won’t delay Obamacare employer mandate again (penalty “integral”)

    04/06/2014 2:38:36 PM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 4/06/14 | Adam Edelman
    Democrats fought back Sunday against claims from a former Obama aide that the White House might delay Obamacare’s employer mandate. House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi called the mandate, which requires businesses with between 50 and 100 employees to provide health insurance for workers or face a penalty, “integral.” “Of all the things I want to say about the Affordable Care Act, Robert Gibbs' opinion, I don't know who his clients are or what his perspective is, but we are celebrating the fact that we have over 7 million who have signed up,” the California Democrat said on CNN’s “State...
  • Show no respect, get no respect

    04/06/2014 1:02:52 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 6 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-06-14 | DrJohn
    Hillary Clinton recently lamented the "excessive partisanship" that courses through the country: NEW YORK (AP) -- Hillary Rodham Clinton said Thursday night that excessive partisanship flowing through the nation's political system is causing the U.S. to march "backwards instead of forward" and pointed to fall elections as a sign of how the country might tackle problems. The former secretary of state reflected on her time at the State Department, the U.S. relationship with Russia and the advice she gives to young women during her appearance at the annual Women in the World summit. But when the moderator asked her to...
  • House Intel Chair Says Obama Knows Where the Benghazi Terrorists Are Hiding

    04/05/2014 9:14:26 PM PDT · by kingattax · 36 replies
    Rightwing News ^ | April 5, 2014 | Ashley Herzog
    Well, this is enraging. Rep. Mike Rogers, the House Intel Committee Chair, says Obama knows where the Benghazi terrorists are hiding, but refuses to go after them because of his “kinder, gentler approach” to terrorism. He revealed this information to Time Magazine this week. We have numerous people that we know participated in the Benghazi attacks affiliated with al-Qaeda that are still on the battlefield. We have the capacity to get them but there’s no planning to get them. We have other serious al-Qaeda threats that normally we would take off the battlefield, but because of this Administration’s more kinder,...

    04/05/2014 2:38:32 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Powerline ^ | 4/5/2014 | SCOTT JOHNSON
    George Orwell gave us a look at the operation of a totalitarian one-party state in 1984. This week Mozilla gave us a look at its nascent liberal variant. Recently appointed CEO Brandon Eich was officially made a nonperson. He was dispatched down the memory hole as the company announced that he has “step[ped] down from his role as CEO” as a result of his contribution of $1,000 to the passage of California’s Prop 8 six years ago. This is what the liberal variant of Newspeak sounds like: Mozilla believes both in equality and freedom of speech. Equality is necessary for...
  • Forgotten Generation

    04/05/2014 2:06:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | April 5, 2014 | Charlie Kirk
    In 1932 Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave an inspired speech some now credit for adjusting the trajectory of what’s considered the legitimate role of American government to meddle in the lives of its citizens. In that speech he referred to “the forgotten man.” Speaking in the early stage of the Great Depression, which his policies would ultimately extend, he said, in part, “These unhappy times call for the building of plans that rest upon the forgotten, the unorganized but the indispensable units of economic power, for plans…that build from the bottom up and not from the top down, that put their...
  • Obama and Kerry Say Iran Issued Fatwa Against Nukes, But It’s Not Listed With the Others

    04/05/2014 1:48:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 4, 2014 - 4:27 AM | Patrick Goodenough
    A State Department spokeswoman expressed surprise Thursday to hear that a purported “fatwa” by Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei prohibiting nuclear weapons, which President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry periodically cite, does not appear on a list of fatwas on Khamenei’s official website. “Oh, really?” Marie Harf said during a press briefing after a reporter brought this to her attention. “I will say, just in general, I’m not an expert on the fatwa process certainly, or on the supreme leader’s website,” she said. “But what I will say, and I think what people have said, is we...
  • ObamaCare makes it more difficult to buy insurance year-round

    04/04/2014 4:17:39 PM PDT · by SJackson · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 04, 2014
    Here's more fallout from the health care law: Until now, customers could walk into an insurance office or go online to buy standard health care coverage any time of year. Not anymore. Many people who didn't sign up during the government's open enrollment period that ended Monday will soon find it difficult or impossible to get insured this year, even if they go directly to a private company and money is no object. For some it's already too late. With limited exceptions, insurers are refusing to sell to individuals after the enrollment period for and the state marketplaces. They...
  • House passes bill redefining full-time workers under Obamacare; Maffei and Hanna split on issue

    04/04/2014 2:05:46 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 24 replies ^ | April 4, 2014 | By Mark Weiner
    WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives voted along party lines today to pass a bill that would modify the Affordable Care Act to define full-time employees as those who work at least 40 hours per week, rather than the 30-hour threshold under the existing law. The House passed the Save American Workers Act, 248 to 179, with only 18 Democrats joining a unanimous block of 230 Republicans in support of the legislation. Central New York Reps. Dan Maffei, D-Syracuse, and Richard Hanna, R-Barneveld, stuck with their party's leadership on today's vote. Both have occasionally split with their party on other...
  • The Insurance-Salesman-In-Chief Makes His Numbers But Millions More Are Harmed

    04/04/2014 2:17:13 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 17 replies
    Forbes ^ | 04/04/2014 | Grace-Marie Turner,
    President Obama is bragging that the administration has surpassed its target of 7 million people enrolled in the ObamaCare exchanges, but he isn’t talking about the millions of people who are being harmed so the insurance-salesman-in-chief could make his numbers. Millions of people have been driven into the ObamaCare exchanges and out of private coverage they liked. Most are facing higher premiums, higher co-payments, and sky-high deductibles. And Americans are footing the bill for the $2.6 trillion law that was supposed to get us to near-universal coverage and make health care more affordable but which will do neither. We learned...
  • Obamacare Shows America Suffers From A President Dangerously Disconnected From Reality

    04/04/2014 9:32:49 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 21 replies
    Forbes ^ | April 4, 2014 | Peter Ferrara Contributor
    The population of the U.S. is 314 million. On the day Obamacare was passed, the estimate of the uninsured was 60 million. So in this context, the supposed 7 million Americans signed up for insurance on the Obamacare Exchanges, even if that is a valid number, and all of those have actually started paying premiums, both of which are highly dubious, does not mean any significant success for Obamacare. That is especially so since at least 6 million Americans have lost their health insurance due to Obamacare, so far, with more to come once the illegally and arbitrarily delayed employer...
  • Startling: Every Government Agency Is Aggressively Pushing Obama’s Agenda

    04/04/2014 11:24:42 AM PDT · by drypowder · 29 replies
    The Independent Sentinal ^ | April 4, 2014 | Sara Noble
    Our government agencies have been completely politicized – every one of them. They are all working to move a leftist agenda FORWARD. Recent developments alone show the intensity of the effort from an unholy and illogical alliance between the EPA and the USDA to Fish & Wildlife seizing control over private lands. Just look at the news releases
  • Obamacare Kills Opie & Anthony's Healthcare Plans, and They're Pissed

    04/03/2014 7:58:35 PM PDT · by Hoodat · 22 replies
    Breitbart - Big Hollywood ^ | 3 Apr 2014, 4:23 PM PDT | Christian Toto
    Gregg Hughes was perfectly happy with his existing health care plan. That plan is now a thing of the past thanks to ObamaCare, and Hughes has a pretty big microphone to blast the people responsible for the change. Hughes is one half of the veteran radio team Opie & Anthony, and that allowed him to rail against the so-called Affordable Care Act and its unintended consequences. "I have to pick all new plans because what I have wasn't good enough," Hughes said. Anthony Cumia tried to console his radio partner. "Were you happy with your other insurance. ... then you...
  • The ObamaMedia High-fives ObamaCare

    04/03/2014 3:43:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | April 3, 2014 | Michael Reagan
    Watching the president doing his ObamaCare victory lap in the Rose Garden the other day made me feel so sick to my stomach I had to call my doctor. But seeing the mainstream media join the celebration like a pack of liberal lapdogs made me wonder if I was watching a channel from North Korea. The uncritical reaction of the New York-Washington Axis of Journalism to the announcement that ObamaCare had miraculously hit its magic sign-up number was a new low for a profession that is already a national embarrassment. It's not a newsflash that passing along the propaganda of...
  • The Coming Obamacare Shock for 170 Million Americans [Obama admin admits 93M could lose insurance]

    04/03/2014 1:39:19 PM PDT · by grundle · 45 replies ^ | April 3, 2014 | Edward Morrissey
    The Obama administration unilaterally delayed a portion of the employer mandate, but it still takes effect for those employing more than 200 workers at the beginning of January 2015. Large employers have to budget as soon as this summer to deal with those costs. Most of them will start scaling down their so-called “Cadillac” health care plans to avoid the taxes those will accrue by 2016, getting ahead of the curve. Many may choose to give up on offering health insurance at all. The data from HHS after the passage of Obamacare showed that the Obama administration expected as many...
  • The 77 Percent Lie — and Why Obama Keeps Telling It

    04/02/2014 11:02:56 PM PDT · by kingattax · 22 replies
    Rightwing News ^ | April 3, 2014 | Larry Elder
    A quick way to kill debate is to accuse your political adversary of “lying.” Still, it’s hard to figure out what else propels President Barack Obama to falsely assert, yet again, that employers rip off female employees by paying them 23 cents less per dollar than men – for doing the same work. In his last State of the Union address, Obama said: “Today, women make up about half our workforce. But they still make 77 cents for every dollar a man earns. That is wrong, and in 2014, it’s an embarrassment. A woman deserves equal pay for equal work....
  • Senate set to seek declassification of CIA report; White House will decide what’s made public

    04/02/2014 8:16:46 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | April 2, 2014 | By David Lightman, Marisa Taylor and Lesley Clark
    The Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday is expected to approve the declassifying of the findings, conclusions and executive summary of its $40 million report on the CIA’s harsh interrogation techniques, leaving it to the White House to decide just how much of the 6,300-page investigation will actually become public. President Barack Obama’s decision on what to release could either startle the nation with details already described by Sen. Dianne Feinstein as “un-American and brutal,” or offer a sanitized version of the controversial tactics used in questioning terror suspects.
  • Obama Heads to Fundraiser After Giving Brief Ft. Hood Statement

    04/02/2014 6:33:23 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    On Wednesday evening, President Obama was being kept up to date on the developments from the mass shooting at Fort Hood while reportedly attending fundraisers for the 2014 election cycle. According to White House spokesman Josh Earnest, Obama is in the loop while at the fundraisers. Obama will be in Chicago for four and a half hours, and the events have largely been closed to the media, with radio and TV reporters banned from attendance. Only one print reporter will be allowed to provide press pool notes
  • Yuk-Yuk… Obama Calls GOP Economic Plan a “Stinkburger” (Video)

    04/02/2014 4:51:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/2/14 | Jim Hoft
    Classy. During a visit to the University of Michigan today, President Obama said that the GOP’s alternative ecoonomic plan was a “Stinkburger”.
  • Obama May Want To Put Cork Back In Champagne Bottle After He Sees These ObamaCare Numbers

    04/02/2014 2:37:04 PM PDT · by NYer · 32 replies
    IJReview ^ | April 2, 2014 | Mike Miller
    Now that Obama has taken a victory lap and popped the champagne cork over hitting the ObamaCare enrollment goal, it looks as if it might be time to put the cork back in the bottle.Results of a RAND Corporation study suggest that barely 858,000 previously uninsured Americans – nowhere near 7.1 million, as claimed by Obama – had paid for new policies and joined the ranks of the insured by the Monday night deadline. The study also indicates that only one-third of exchange sign-ups were previously uninsured.Yes, millions of enrollees were previously insured, including those who lost coverage when...
  • Who Will Pick Up The Pieces When ObamaCare Crashes and Burns?

    04/02/2014 11:40:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies ^ | April 2, 2014 | Bob Barr
    Despite all the hoopla from the Administration and its media shills about how wonderful it is that a certain, arbitrary number of American citizens have “signed up” for ObamaCare by particular benchmark dates, the fact remains this federal law is rotten from start to finish. It remains one of those rare pieces of legislation that contains on balance not one positive provision; not a single worthwhile crossed “t” or dotted “i.” Still, we taxpayers continue to pay billions for ObamaCare’s implementation, even as it forces millions of citizens into healthcare plans that do not meet their needs and into relationships...
  • Lawsuit Filed Against Nevada Health Exchange

    04/02/2014 11:45:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    KXNT-FM ^ | April 2, 2014 | Benjamin Fearnow
    Just days after the deadline to enroll for insurance coverage through Nevada Health Link, the first class-action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of residents who say they signed up and paid their premiums – but were never given coverage. Law firm Callister & Associates filed the lawsuit on behalf of Larry Basich, who signed up for state health insurance and paid premiums as far back as November, but then was not covered following a Jan. 3 triple bypass procedure that saw his $400,000 in medical expenses passed between the wrong insurance companies, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. The lawsuit...
  • Axelrod: ObamaCare is totally going to change “the attitude that government can’t do anything”

    04/02/2014 12:06:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 2, 2014 | Erika Johnsen
    I lost count of the number of straw men President Obama burned during his absurdly premature ObamaCare victory lap on Tuesday afternoon — because Republicans literally don’t want people to have health insurance or something, dont’cha’ know — but as Axelrod even admits in this segment, the real debate over whether ObamaCare is really going to “change the attitude that government can’t do anything” has hardly even begun. Yes, the (currently dressed-up) 7 million enrollment figure (which the administration first said was their goal, then walked back, then put forward again) might mean that ObamaCare will be insanely tough to...
  • Employers Say Obamacare Will Cost Them $5,000 More Per Employee

    04/02/2014 12:16:31 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 30 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 2, 2014 | BY: Elizabeth Harrington
    Obamacare will cost large companies between $4,800 and $5,900 more per employee and add hundreds of millions to their overhead, according to a new survey. The American Health Policy Institute conducted a confidential survey of 100 large employers—those with 10,000 or more employees—asking what costs they expect to incur from Obamacare over the next decade. Factoring in the health care law’s added mandates, fees, and regulatory burdens, employers anticipate cost hikes between $163 million and $200 million in 2016, a 4.3 percent increase. By 2023, employers will be paying 8.4 percent more than “what they would otherwise be spending” for...
  • Obama Proclaims Month to Protect Americans from Being Duped by Obamacare

    04/01/2014 6:59:16 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 16 replies
    CNS. News ^ | April 1 | Craig Bannister
    Pres. Obama has proclaimed April "National Financial Capability Month" and called on Americans to educate themselves about how to "avoid scams, spot misleading information, and decipher complex paperwork" - like those of Obamacare. On the day of the Obamacare enrollment deadline, Pres. Obama reminded Americans of the importance of being able to spot and avoid dishonest marketing tactics - and offered help: "In today's economy, financial capability is essential for some of life's biggest transitions -- paying for college, buying a home, saving for retirement. A solid understanding of the marketplace makes it easier to avoid scams, spot misleading information,...
  • RAND: Only One-Third Of Obamacare Exchange Sign-Ups Were From The Previously Uninsured

    04/01/2014 8:41:41 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 27 replies
    Forbes ^ | March 31, 2014 | By Avik Roy
    Today is March 31, 2014: in theory, the last day you can sign up for coverage under the subsidized Obamacare insurance exchanges. If you’ve been a regular reader of this space, you know that the numbers routinely paraded by the Obama administration regarding Obamacare website sign-ups don’t tell us much about the actual number of uninsured individuals who have gained coverage. A new study from the RAND Corporation indicates that only one-third of exchange sign-ups were previously uninsured. The RAND study hasn’t yet been published, but its contents were made available to Noam Levey of the Los Angeles Times. RAND...
  • Krauthammer: ObamaCare 7.1 Million A 'Phony Number'

    04/01/2014 6:29:01 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 35 replies ^ | 1 Apr 2014
    Tuesday on Fox News Channel's "Special Report," Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer discussed the so-called 7.1 million Affordable Care Act enrollee number President Barack Obama announced earlier...
  • No, President Obama, I will not purchase Obamacare!

    04/01/2014 3:30:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Joe for America blog ^ | March 31, 2014 | Eric Golub
    President Obama: Today is the deadline that is not really a deadline to purchase Obamacare, or what Nancy Pelosi insists on calling the Affordable Care Act. I call it Pelosicare, but a dead rose by any other name would be just as rancid. Mr. President, you have given waivers to unions and others who contributed to your reelection. Meanwhile, ordinary Americans like me are told that if we do not purchase your insurance, we will be fined at least $95 this year. President Obama, let me tell you what world leaders are telling you all over the globe and what...
  • Obama Takes Victory Lap at Obamacare Presser, Says ‘Debate Is Over’

    04/01/2014 3:10:03 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 98 replies ^ | April 1, 2014 5:27 PM | Josh Encinias
    April 1, 2014 5:27 PM Obama Takes Victory Lap at Obamacare Presser, Says 'Debate Is Over' By Josh Encinias President Obama said Obamacare has made the American health-care system “a lot better” and even though it has been “messy at times, it is progress” in a press conference Tuesday afternoon. The White House said 7.1 million people have signed up for Obamacare as of today. The president told reporters that there will be days when doesn’t work, ”I guarantee it,” but that it isn’t news anymore. “The debate over repealing this law is over. The Affordable Care Act is...
  • Obama Mocks Republicans: ‘There Are Still No Death Panels. Armageddon Has Not Arrived’

    04/01/2014 2:38:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 61 replies
    Pat Dollard ^ | 4/1/14 | Fox
    Vid at link
  • Todays Victory Speech.If It Has Succeeded,Then Why Didn't Obama Take Any Questions?

    04/01/2014 2:20:20 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 22 replies
    When any politician speaks before an audience,gloating of all of his success,giving the details/facts of his latest policy,wouldn't you expect him to take candid questions from the press that seats before him?,Well,we all watched Obama make his victory speech this afternoon.But with 25/26% approval of the Affordable Health Care Act,can we assume that 75% of those who saw it were either laughing/talking back,"Yah Right,7 Million Enrollees,My(Fill in the blank).Never the less,being our President refused to take any questions,makes anyone rather suspicious regarding the facts behind this debacle.
  • White House boasts 7 MILLION Obamacare enrollments, but secretive study shows just 858,000

    04/01/2014 1:52:28 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 39 replies ^ | april 1, 2014 | David Martosko
    A triumphant White House press secretary Jay Carney stopped short of saying 'I told you so' on tuesday, but chided a sparse press corps in the briefing room at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue for ever doubting that the Obamacare system would enroll 7 million Americans. 'At midnight last night we surpassed everyone's expectations,' he boasted, 'at least everyone in this room.' Carney announced an enrollment total of 7,041,000, not including stragglers who waited until march 31 to sign up on some state-based enrollment websites. But while he took great pains to enphasize that the number would grow – saying 'we're still...
  • Are you ready for the ObamaCare victory lap? (For the seven million sign-ups)

    04/01/2014 1:30:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/01/2014 | AllahPundit
    4:15 p.m. ET all across the dial. I’m looking forward to this the way I am to dental work, or to a new season of “The Walking Dead.” Our media, of course, is more excited. Here’s what landed in my inbox a few hours ago, fresh off the news that the White House has kinda sorta reached seven million sign-ups. There’s no suspense about O’s announcement. Pelosi revealed earlier this afternoon that they have in fact reached seven million according to whatever definition of “enrollment” HHS is using right now. As you’ll see below, Carney was even more specific at...
  • April Fool: From America with Love

    04/01/2014 1:16:14 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 14 replies
    April 1, 2014 | Jim Robinson
    Don't know if it's already been stated, but every day that the Marxist/fascist Obama squats in the White House is America's April Fools Day to the (formerly) free world. Nothing follows.
  • Consumers Get $10B In Subsidies For Health Coverage, Study Finds

    04/01/2014 1:11:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Kaiser Health News ^ | 4/1/14 | Jenny Gold
    Americans have already qualified for about $10 billion in tax credits to help them purchase private health insurance this year through the Affordable Care Act, according to a study from the Kaiser Family Foundation. (KHN is an editorially independent program of the foundation.) That’s an average of $2,890 for each of the 3.5 million people who qualified for a subsidy as of March 1 — about 83 percent of those who enrolled in an exchange plan. But four of five Americans who could qualify for a subsidy hadn’t applied for coverage by that date. And sign-up rates varied greatly by...