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  • Beware the Obamacare-Industrial Complex

    08/15/2017 4:29:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | August 15, 2017 | Stephen Moore
    The danger of a Republican bailout of Obamacare is mounting with every passing day. Moderate Republicans calling themselves the Problem Solvers Caucus are quietly negotiating with Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer to throw a multibillion-dollar lifeline to the Obamacare insurance exchanges. This bailout, of course, would be an epic betrayal by the Republican Party, which has promised to repeal and replace the financially crumbling health law. Obamacare's apologists object to the term "bailout" for this rescue package. The left prefers the euphemism "stabilizing the insurance market." They claim this is merely a payment to low-income families to help...
  • Repealing Obamacare is Key to Economic Recovery

    08/11/2017 12:03:48 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/11/17 | Scott Powell
    Comprehensive tax reform is nearly impossible with Obamacare in place For the last seven-plus years, Republicans ran on repealing and replacing Obamacare. It was a winning platform, demonstrated by their gaining seats in Congress in almost every election since Obama was elected in 2008—achieving a majority in the House in 2010, a majority in the Senate in 2014, and finally the White House in 2016. And with President Trump stating that he is anxious to sign a “repeal” or a “repeal and replace” bill into law, passage seemed like a sure thing. Yet so far the Senate has failed to...
  • Freedom Caucus seeks to force ObamaCare repeal vote

    08/11/2017 6:15:58 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8-11-17 | Peter Sullivan
    The conservative House Freedom Caucus on Friday is planning a move to try and force a vote on an ObamaCare repeal bill. A spokeswoman for the group said members plan to file a "discharge petition," which would force a vote on a repeal bill if it gets signatures from a majority of the House. The move is usually used to go around leadership and try to bring up a measure to the floor for a vote. The plan comes as the Freedom Caucus, and some other Republicans, are pushing to keep the repeal effort alive, despite the Senate's failed vote...
  • Beware The ObamaCare Bailout

    08/10/2017 3:46:27 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 26 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 8/9/2017 | Staff
    Subsidizing Failure: For seven years Republicans have solemnly promised to abolish the financially crumbling ObamaCare law. But now that they have struck out, many in the GOP are working behind closed doors to bail out the very program they say they hate. If they moderate wing of the party prevails and rescues the ObamaCare entitlement, the law will be permanently enshrined into the federal budget only to eat up more tax dollars year after year. What is worse, the deal the Republican surrender caucus is negotiating does almost nothing to actually roll back ObamaCare, provide consumers with more choices, or...
  • Anthem withdrawing from Nevada exchange for 2018

    08/07/2017 1:39:39 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 7 replies ^ | 7 August 2017 | By staff
    CARSON CITY, Nev. (KOLO) - Nevada Insurance Commissioner Barbara Richardson issued the following statement in response to a request by Anthem under Nevada Revised Statute 679B.190(5)(b) regarding Anthem’s announcement that it will be withdrawing plans from Nevada’s Exchange in 2018: “On July 28, 2017, Anthem submitted a Notice of Intent to withdraw from the Silver State Exchange for Plan Year 2018. As such, Anthem will no longer have a presence in Nevada’s individual health market with the exception of catastrophic plans which can only be purchased off the Exchange throughout the state. These plans restrict availability to consumers under 30...
  • Covered California 2018 Premiums to Jump 8x Inflation

    08/03/2017 4:56:44 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 3, 2017 | Chriss W. Street
    Covered California announced this week that its 2018 rates will increase about eight times faster than the rate of inflation, as the Obamacare law and the state’s liberal legislature continue to destroy private insurance in California. Despite the latest United States Department of Labor Consumer Price Index for the month of June estimating that inflation rose by only 1.6 percent over the last twelve months, Covered California, Obamacare for the state, just announced that the average health insurance premiums on the California insurance exchanges would rise by 12.5 percent, or about 7.81 times faster than the rate of inflation. Covered California’s spiking prices...
  • Insurers seeking huge premium hikes on ObamaCare plans

    08/02/2017 8:49:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    Fox ^ | August 2, 2017
    Top health insurance companies in numerous states are looking to hike premiums by double-digits – some by roughly 30 percent or more – for ObamaCare plans in 2018, according to newly released figures that could light a fire under stalled efforts on Capitol Hill to fix the program. “A lot of us have lost focus on the fact that the system we have doesn’t work,” White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney told “Fox & Friends” on Wednesday, referring to the proposed premium hikes. The Wall Street Journal reported that major insurers in Idaho, West Virginia, South Carolina, Iowa and Wyoming...
  • Idaho blames Trump for big Obamacare rate increases

    07/31/2017 1:37:58 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 31, 2017 | by Robert King
    Idaho's insurance regulator blasted the Trump administration's unwillingness to pay Obamacare insurers as the reason premiums couldrise by up to 38 percent next year. The state's Department of Insurance posted proposed rates for 2018 Monday. The state's six Obamacare insurers are calling for an average 38 percent rate hike, including a 50 percent increase for the silver plan, which is the most popular of Obamcare's three plan options. Idaho said the proposed increase for silver plans was because of "the potential refusal by the federal government to fund the cost share reduction mechanism." Insurers are required under law to lower...
  • Trump threatens to end health care 'bailouts' for insurers, lawmakers

    07/29/2017 1:39:00 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 41 replies ^ | 7/29/17 | Alex Pappas
    President Trump on Saturday threatened to end health care “bailouts” for insurers and lawmakers in Washington as he continues to push Congress to pass legislation repealing ObamaCare. “If a new HealthCare Bill is not approved quickly, BAILOUTS for Insurance Companies and BAILOUTS for Members of Congress will end very soon!” Trump tweeted Saturday afternoon.
  • Trump wants to declare war on the health insurance industry

    07/30/2017 10:00:48 PM PDT · by be-baw · 32 replies
    Axios ^ | July 30, 2017 | Jonathan Swan David Nather
    President Trump is spoiling for war against the health insurance industry, and his administration made two threats over the weekend that insurers say would wreck the markets: On Twitter, the President threatened to end so-called "bailouts" for health insurance companies — referring to payments the government makes to insurers so they can make insurance less costly for low-income people (as they're required to do). Health and Human Services secretary Tom Price suggested on ABC's "This Week" that he might make more people exempt from the requirement to buy health insurance. Insurers say this could make premiums even costlier. Why this...
  • The Executive Orders That End Obamacare - Once and For All

    07/30/2017 5:32:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies ^ | July 30, 2017 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Republican Senator John McCain just singlehandedly killed the repeal of Obamacare. Now it’s time for President Trump to act. It’s time for President Trump to expose McCain and the rest of Congress for the frauds and hypocrites they are. It’s time for two Executive Orders that have the power to change everything.This is how President Trump makes "The House of Cards" collapse. This is how President Trump ends Obamacare once and for all.Executive Order #1: President Trump should issue an immediate Executive Order forcing every member of Congress to use the same healthcare plan as the rest of us. Let...
  • Huckabee calls for repeal of 17th Amendment after healthcare failure

    07/30/2017 1:30:46 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 70 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 28, 2017 | John Bowden
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) on Friday called for the repeal of the 17th Amendment and the return to senators selected by state legislatures after the Senate GOP's effort to repeal and replace ObamaCare died in a late-night vote. The 17th Amendment was ratified in 1913 and established the popular election of senators. Previously, senators were elected by state legislatures. @GovMikeHuckabee Time to repeal 17th Amendment. Founders had it right-Senators chosen by state legislatures. Will work for their states and respect 10th amid The Senate's "skinny repeal" of ObamaCare failed late Thursday night by a vote of 51-49. The...
  • GOP fears political fallout after health care ‘epic fail’

    07/30/2017 3:15:16 AM PDT · by Libloather · 50 replies
    NEW YORK (AP) — Weary Republicans in Washington may be ready to move on from health care, but conservatives across the United States are warning the GOP-led Congress not to abandon its pledge to repeal the Obama-era health law — or risk a political nightmare in next year’s elections. The Senate’s failure this past week to pass repeal legislation has outraged the Republican base and triggered a new wave of fear. The stunning collapse has exposed a party so paralyzed by ideological division that it could not deliver on its top campaign pledge. After devoting months to the debate and...
  • Health Care: What Happens Now?

    07/28/2017 5:50:53 PM PDT · by Signalman · 12 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 7/28/2017 | Dick Morris
    The Senate rejection of repeal of ObamaCare, coupled with its obvious failure, leaves Americans in a hell of a mess. Because of the inherent problems in the ObamaCare law, premiums will continue to skyrocket and outpace subsidies. More insurance firms will refuse to participate and people will be stuck. In addition, President Trump is likely to take two actions that are good policies but will worsen the situation: 1. He will probably direct his agencies, including the IRS, to stop enforcing the requirement that everybody buy insurance. Last year, six million people ran afoul of the requirement and had to...
  • Vanity, if McCain campaigned on Obamacare repeal can he be sued to get the money back?

    07/28/2017 2:51:56 PM PDT · by edzo4 · 22 replies
    Edzo | Edzo
    Just curious, I mean it seems fraudulent to me.
  • About the Scare Headline "17 Million Who Would Lose Health Insurance Coverage" Under Repeal

    07/28/2017 12:18:58 PM PDT · by PPSman · 17 replies ^ | July 28, 2017 | Robert Wenzel
    Senator John McCain has killed Obamacare "skinny repeal" but it should be made clear that much of the fearmongering by mainstream media about repeal and skinny repeal was dishonest by leaving out the complete story. New York Times "economist" Paul Krugman led the dishonesty by omission. with this retweet:
  • Why Replace Obamacare with Anything?

    07/28/2017 5:01:25 AM PDT · by from occupied ga · 40 replies
    American THinker ^ | 7/28/2017 | claire hawks
    Obamacare, like almost everything the government is in charge of, is undoubtedly a disaster and needs to be repealed. Why should it be replaced with anything? ... Compare health insurance with car insurance. If you feel you are an incredibly safe driver and choose not to have any, or adequate, insurance, what happens if you are in a serious and costly collision? It certainly isn't the responsibility of the government to bail you out for your poor choice. And if you try, after this costly collision, to increase your auto insurance or get insurance, you will probably find yourself in...
  • Senate 'skinny repeal' of Obamacare falls apart on Senate floor after McCain defects

    07/28/2017 2:30:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 71 replies
    Yahoo ^ | July 28, 2017 | Liz Goodwin and Andrew Bahl
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s bid to pass a stripped down repeal of Obamacare on a party-line vote failed dramatically in the early hours of Friday when Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., joined two other Republican holdouts and all the Democrats to vote against the measure.
  • John McCain is an piece of Crap

    07/27/2017 10:40:41 PM PDT · by JPJones · 121 replies
    Sorry for the vanity.
  • Skinny Repeal Failed

    07/27/2017 10:40:04 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 130 replies
    July 28, 2017 | Pinkbell
    Sorry if there is a thread; I didn't see it. McCain, Collins, and Murkowski voted No. Republicans spent 7 years promising this, and they couldn't get it done. The Republicans don't like Trump all that much, but he is willing to fulfill their promise that they made. Meanwhile, McCain, the GOP hero, helped kill their promise.