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  • The prospects of a quick Obamacare repeal are sinking fast [textbook example of fake news]

    02/19/2017 2:52:38 PM PST · by Cold War Veteran - Submarines · 17 replies
    WashingtonCompost ^ | 2/19/2017 | John Sides
    One of President Trump’s primary goals — and a long-standing priority of the Republican Party — is to repeal the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare. On Thursday, House Republican leaders briefed members on aspects of their plan, but there is as yet no consensus on what the plan will ultimately contain.
  • Paul Ryan: Obamacare repeal bill will be coming next week

    02/16/2017 11:14:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/16/2017 | John Sexton
    During his weekly press conference Thursday, House Speaker Paul Ryan announced a bill to repeal Obamacare would be introduced next week. “After the House returns following the Presidents Day, we intend to introduce legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare,” Ryan said. He added, “It has become increasingly clear that this law is collapsing.“Look at the events that happened this week. On Tuesday another major insurance company announced that it too will leave the marketplace. In its decision, Humana cited a lack of young people signing up, a problem that has dogged Obamacare for years now.“And then on Wednesday, the...
  • JUST IN President Donald J Trump signs repeal of Dodd Frank provision

    02/14/2017 12:18:13 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 104 replies
    You Tube ^ | 2-14-2017 | Time News
    JUST IN President Donald J Trump signs repeal of Dodd Frank provision
  • What Would You Rather See From President Trump First?

    02/09/2017 8:37:34 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 59 replies
    02/09/17
    What would you rather see from President Trump first? Broad Tax Cuts or Obamacare Repeal
  • Paul Ryan: Obamacare repeal WILL happen this year ("I think there's a little confusion here")

    02/07/2017 10:31:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/07/2017 | John Sexton
    At a press conference Tuesday, House Speaker Paul Ryan said Obamacare repeal would take place this year, despite some comments President Trump made to Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly Monday that repeal could take until 2018. President Trump told Bill O’Reilly that Obamacare repeal would take place, “within the year and the following year.” That led to headlines that Obamacare repeal was being pushed back to 2018. But today Speaker Ryan was asked about Trump’s timeline and replied, “I think there’s a little confusion here.” “The legislating is going to be done THIS YEAR,” Ryan clarified, adding, “We are going to...
  • Yes, we can repeal EVERY WORD of Obamacare

    02/06/2017 8:58:10 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 31 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | February 6, 2017 | Dean Clancy
    Two new pieces of information change the equation dramatically. The first offers unmistakable evidence that the Obamacare exchanges are collapsing, contrary to the Left’s “everything is working fine” narrative. The second proves the Senate can repeal the law’s onerous insurance mandates with only a simple majority, rather than a bipartisan supermajority — something that, up till now, Republican leaders have (conveniently) denied. ***snip*** The second bit of news is even more game-changing. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) confirmed what many of us have long suspected, namely, that the Senate can indeed repeal every word of Obamacare’s mandates and subsidies —...
  • Woman impersonated lawmaker’s wife, snuck into GOP retreat

    01/29/2017 2:22:10 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 70 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Jan 28, 2017 | By Erica Werner | AP
    WASHINGTON — A woman impersonated the wife of a GOP lawmaker and snuck into the congressional Republican retreat in Philadelphia Thursday, the same day President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence appeared, retreat organizers told lawmakers late Saturday. The revelation came as the nonprofit Congressional Institute that organizes the retreat investigates how audio of the gathering leaked. In an email to GOP lawmakers, institute president Mark Strand did not directly say that the impersonator was the same person who leaked the audio, but that was the implication. “The Congressional Institute is continuing to investigate this breach in order to...
  • Obamacare replacement plan to be unveiled by Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA)

    01/23/2017 7:22:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/23/2017 | Howard J. Warner
    Senator Susan Collins of Maine and Senator Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, two very different politicians, plan to unveil their proposal for replacing Obamacare on Monday.  This combination of sponsors gives hope that a compromise will be possible with Senator Charles Schumer of New York, the minority leader.  This is necessary since the Democrats can filibuster any replacement plan.  Budgetary reconciliation process can allow removal of Obamacare funding via a simple majority but does not allow for replacement legislation.  Replacement legislation is required to remove the negative impact for Republicans and to the 13 million users of the federal exchanges resulting...
  • What Comes After Repeal? How to Fix American Health Care, Part 2

    01/16/2017 8:57:02 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 13, 2017 | Jim DeMint
    Thursday, I laid out the case for why Obamacare should be repealed, instead of propped up and tinkered on by additional top-down, boardroom thinking. It’s clear that whatever replaces Obamacare must focus on quality and incremental local solutions, not one-size-fits-all government mandates.In this respect, the federal government’s biggest task for replacing Obamacare is to get out of the way and let state policymakers and health care providers innovate.First off, let’s get clear what Americans want: They’d like many choices of affordable health insurance plans that allow them to choose their doctors. They want to buy a plan when they are...
  • House passes budget to begin Obamacare repeal

    01/13/2017 12:46:38 PM PST · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 13, 2016 | Tom Howell Jr.
    Nine Republicans balk at risky ‘repeal-and-replace’ strategyThe House passed a 2017 budget Friday that lays the groundwork for dismantling Obamacare, brushing aside intra-GOP anxiety and defiant Democrats to launch the repeal-and-replace strategy staked out by President-elect Donald Trump. Nine Republicans balked at the politically thorny plan — the budget doesn’t balance, and the party hasn’t coalesced around a health bill of its own. But their defections weren’t nearly enough to tilt the 227-198 vote, which imposes a Jan. 27 deadline for crafting legislation that guts the Affordable Care Act. “The ‘Unaffordable’ Care Act will soon be history!” Mr. Trump posted...
  • Health Care’s Bipartisan Problem: The Sick Are Expensive and Someone Has to Pay

    01/13/2017 12:00:44 PM PST · by JeepersFreepers · 104 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 12, 2017 | Anna Wilde Mathews and Louise Radnofsky
    The 2010 health law, also known as Obamacare, forced insurers to sell coverage to anyone, at the same price, regardless of their risk of incurring big claims. That provision was popular. Not so were rules requiring nearly everyone to have insurance, and higher premiums for healthy people to subsidize the costs of the sick. If policyholders don’t pick up the tab, who will? Letting insurers refuse to sell to individuals with what the industry calls a “pre-existing condition”—in essence, forcing some of the sick to pay for themselves—is something both parties appear to have ruled out. Insurers could charge those...
  • Vote-a-Rama Ends with Senate Passing Obamacare Repeal

    01/12/2017 11:04:00 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 111 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 12, 2017 | by NEIL W. MCCABE
    The Senate is already rolling back President Barack Obama’s legacy. It passed the continuing resolution, S. Con.Res. 3, that tears away the fees, taxes and subsidies from the 201o Patient Protection and Affordable Cart Act, Obamacare, shortly after 1:25 Thursday morning, 51-to-48. All Republicans, except for Sen. Rand Paul (R.-KY), voted for the resolution. Paul criticized the budget resolution for not addressing the federal debt and for not having a companion replacement bill. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D.-CA), who is recovering from a scheduled medical procedure was absent from the chamber. As senators waited for their names to be called by...
  • Why Obamacare will self-repeal; Two words summarize why: risk pool

    01/11/2017 8:16:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/11/2017 | Robert Arvay
    The debate is over.  We do not need to repeal Obamacare; it will repeal itself.  Two words summarize why: risk pool. The ACA is founded upon a stunning misconception of the very definition of insurance.  Its advocates have mistakenly conflated two unrelated concepts: insurance and welfare – or, more to the point, risk and charity. People buy insurance in order to mitigate risk.  We buy fire insurance because there is a slight chance that our house will burn down.  If we cannot afford insurance, and our house burns down, we do not go to the insurance company to demand...
  • Meet The Republicans Trying to Slow Down Obamacare Repeal

    01/09/2017 2:32:56 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 01/09/2017 | Russell Berman
    GOP Governors John Kasich of Ohio and Rick Snyder of Michigan urge lawmakers to protect the Medicaid expansions they say are working in their states. Congressional Republicans knew their push for an immediate repeal of the Affordable Care Act would draw howls of protest from Democrats. But they are now hearing warnings from elected officials who may be harder for them to ignore: Republican governors. In the last week, GOP Governors John Kasich of Ohio and Rick Snyder of Michigan have raised concerns about the impact a full repeal of the health law would have on their states, which rely...
  • To GOP: Repeal Obamacare and DON’T replace

    01/09/2017 9:29:21 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 30 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/09/17 | A. Dru Kristenev
    The catastrophe of ObamaCare was and is complete Plain and simple, the PPACA (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) must be repealed utterly, no replacement or residual “good idea” left to haunt us. This is stated emphatically for the following reasons and I pray that Congress, particularly the republicans, are listening to the people and not to polls purposely skewed by the misleading, malpracticing media. It doesn’t take someone who has worked in healthcare to understand the overwhelming disaster that has been ObamaCare although I’m one who has, so it behooves us to go back to the beginning… why people...
  • How to Repeal Obamacare: The Core conservative replacement should be ending Federal Gov't's role

    01/06/2017 8:23:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/07/2017 | The Editors
    On health care, congressional Republicans should listen to Donald Trump. The president-elect may not be chock-full of ideas about health-care policy, but he has the right political instincts. He has said that Obamacare should be replaced, that its beneficiaries should not simply be stripped of coverage, and that people with pre-existing conditions should be protected. It is possible and desirable to devise legislation that meets these objectives. Trump has also warned congressional Republicans to be careful — and he is right about that, too, because their current course does not look likely to accomplish the repeal of Obamacare or its...
  • Rand Paul Will Oppose Republican Budget Resolution Against Obamacare

    01/04/2017 4:24:37 PM PST · by JeepersFreepers · 71 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 4, 2017 | David Weigel
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) will oppose the Republican budget resolution designed to begin the process of unwinding the Affordable Care Act, making him possibly the only member of the majority to break ranks. In a speech scheduled for later Wednesday, he will criticize the resolution for assuming $9 trillion in additional debt over the next 10 years.
  • Trump press secretary Sean Spicer: Trump to repeal ‘a lot’ of Obama’s regulations on day one

    01/02/2017 11:28:46 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 35 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/02/17 | Robert Laurie
    The looks on the hosts faces... Things are about to change. In a little over 17 days Obama will be gone, Trump will be in office, and CNN’s nightmare scenario will begin. On the first day of the new administration, the government will get smaller. We don’t know to what degree it will shrink but, thanks to incoming Press Secretary Sean Spicer, we do know that a raft of Obama’s regulations will be eliminated on day one.
  • Here's how Republicans plan to repeal Obamacare within weeks of Trump taking office

    12/16/2016 7:36:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/16/2016 | Philip Klein
    In the weeks following the presidential election, there's been some debate about whether Republicans would actually go through with repealing Obamacare as opposed to getting cold feet. But after a number of conversations with senior GOP leadership aides in both chambers of Congress, this is the message I've received: Republicans are moving full-speed ahead on Obamacare, and could have a bill repealing much of the law on President Trump's desk within weeks of him being sworn into office. In my conversations with GOP Hill staffers in both chambers, I was actually a bit surprised at their certainty. The basic approach...
  • Hospitals warn Trump and Congress of massive losses with Affordable Care Act repeal

    12/08/2016 8:40:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/08/2016 | By Amy Goldstein
    The nation’s hospital industry warned President-elect Donald Trump and congressional leaders on Tuesday that repealing the Affordable Care Act could cost hospitals $165 billion by the middle of the next decade and trigger “an unprecedented public health crisis.” The two main trade groups for U.S. hospitals dispatched a letter to the incoming president and Capitol Hill’s top four leaders, saying that the government should help hospitals avoid massive financial losses if the law is rescinded in a way that causes a surge of uninsured patients. The letter, along with a consultant’s study estimating the financial impact of undoing the Affordable...
  • House Freedom Caucus could block three-year “repeal and delay” plan for ObamaCare

    12/06/2016 10:36:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/06/2016 | AllahPundit
    “Repeal and delay” is the sequel to “repeal and replace,” which isn’t viable because after seven years of opposing ObamaCare the congressional GOP still has yet to coalesce around a replacement plan. They can’t repeal and replace the law in January because there’s nothing to replace it with. If, however, they wait to repeal the law until they do have a replacement ready, things could go haywire — the Republican base could become angry and demoralized at having to wait, Democrats could come roaring back and take back Congress in 2018, and suddenly the votes aren’t there for repeal...
  • Surprise, surprise: Republicans stalling on Obamacare repeal

    12/01/2016 4:19:25 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 36 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/01/16 | Matthew Vadum
    The myth that a complete replacement package has to be in place the moment Obamacare is repealed refuses to die First congressional Republicans said they couldn’t repeal Obamacare because they didn’t have full control of Congress. Then when they gained control of both chambers of Congress congressional Republicans said they couldn’t repeal Obamacare because they didn’t control the White House.
  • Repeal the 17th Amendment to stop secession

    11/19/2016 5:04:56 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    Repeal the 17th Amendment Yahoogroups | November 15 | Brian Duffy
    All: Thanks for responding. Paul, I agree with you, but there is a part of me that believes there might be something we can do. Dan, I agree with some of you your points, mainly the first, which is where I see my effort moving toward. Though, I am not sure how you measure the “corruptness” of the states verses the federal government. I consider the states nothing more than vassals of the federal government, some more than others. Lee, I am serious only to a point. In that I agree with Dan and I see this as first an...
  • Sunday Talks: Chris Wallace -vs- Kellyanne Conway (repeal Obamacare Jan. 20th)

    11/13/2016 12:12:24 PM PST · by GilGil · 38 replies
    FoxNews Sunday ^ | 11/13/2016 | Chris Wallace
    Chris Wallace continues the David Brock (Media Matters) talking points via his Fox News Sunday interview with victorious Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway...
  • Will ObamaCare really be repealed?

    11/13/2016 7:27:24 AM PST · by Crucial · 80 replies
    11/13/2016 | Myself
    It is my understanding that Trump's plan for health insurance includes allowing people with pre-existing conditions to sign up for coverage. It also appears that this clause of ObamaCare can't be repealed through reconciliation. I'm not really sure why that is because the Democrat X-rays only had a slim majority when ObamaCare was rammed down America's throat. So I have a few questions that I think others should consider. First, how can insurance companies actually be profitable when they are forced to insure people who are already sick even with being able to sell insurance across state lines. Second, given...
  • No, Donald Trump Did Not Abandon Promise to Repeal Obamacare

    11/11/2016 2:43:04 PM PST · by conservativepoet · 111 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/11/16 | Joel B. Pollak
    The mainstream media are reporting that President-elect Donald Trump is giving up on his promise to repeal and replace Obamacare, because he said he would be willing to preserve coverage for pre-existing conditions and allowing children to stay on their parents’ health insurance until age 26.
  • Trump/Congressman says GOP will use budget 'reconciliation' to repeal Obamacare in first 100 days...

    11/11/2016 10:39:50 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 171 replies
    DailyMail ^ | November 11, 2016 | By Geoff Earle, Deputy U.s. Political Editor For Dailymail.com
    Trump-backing congressman says GOP will use budget 'reconciliation' to repeal Obamacare in first 100 days – depriving Democrats of the chance to filibuster it * Rep. Chris Collins, the first Republican to endorse President-elect Trump, says the GOP will move legislation to repeal Obamacare within Trump's first 100 days * Party would use budget procedure that would let them jam it through on a simple majority vote, depriving Senate Democrats of the filibuster * Medical device tax, 30-hour workweek for coverage, employer mandate, employee mandate all could go, gutting the plan * Says there would be a 'transition' for 2017...
  • Carville: 'Obamacare is done'

    11/09/2016 12:43:10 AM PST · by kevcol · 30 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 9, 2016 | Sean Langille
    "We're going to have one party ruling this country, and Obamacare is done. Dodd-Frank is done," Carville said on MSNBC. . . . The Democratic operative conceded that Trump would have the authority of an election behind him, stating it's "the biggest thing you can have in a democracy." "I'm distraught about the entire thing," added Carville. "I feel terrible for a lot of my friends."
  • Obamacare premiums in Florida to rise up to 27% Open enrollment has started for 2017 plans

    11/03/2016 8:58:14 AM PDT · by xzins · 66 replies
    WPTV ^ | Nov 1, 2016 | Wanda Moore
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fl. - It was the first day of open enrollment for plans for 2017 under the Affordable Care Act and Floridians are looking at a hefty price increase. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, premiums in the Sunshine State are set to go up by as much as 27 percent. Other states are looking much worse. Oklahoma is looking at a 75% increase. Lyne Holue will lose her coverage on Dec 31st because her current carrier dropped out of the market, leaving only three to choose from and leaving her unsure where to...
  • Families struggling with socialism: Obamacare tripled my costs for much less coverage

    11/02/2016 1:38:18 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 65 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 11/2/16 | Daniel Horowitz
    ...Our premium has tripled to a crushing cost of $1,288 per month, over $15,000 a year. Just this year’s increase alone will be $467 a month, $5,600 a year. Remember, my entire premium was less than $5,000 before Obamacare. And what do we get for the crushing cost? We pay money in order to pay money. The deductible has gone from $5,000 to $13,100, and unlike with our previous plan, nothing but the dubious “annual well visits” are covered prior to meeting the deductible. That means one must shell out roughly $28,000 in a given year before one red cent...
  • Ryan Supports Trump's Call for Special Session to Repeal Obamacare

    11/02/2016 1:16:27 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 65 replies
    NewsMax ^ | November 2, 2016 | By Mark Swanson
    Donald Trump and Paul Ryan share common ground on at least one thing — repealing and replacing Obamacare posthaste. A guest on conservative host Hugh Hewitt's radio program, Ryan on Wednesday fully endorsed Trump's call for a special session of Congress after Trump wins the election next week. "Imagine if we had a Republican president," Ryan told Hewitt. "This is what Donald Trump is talking about. A special session, we've already proven this year with a Republican House and a Republican Senate we can have that special session, and we can repeal, and we can replace Obamacare. It's unclear why...
  • Mike Pence Introduces Obamacare Replacement Plan

    11/01/2016 1:19:37 PM PDT · by kevcol · 46 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | November 1, 2016 | Tom Hains
    GOV. MIKE PENCE: Thank you for that introduction. It is great to be here with Dr. Ben Carson and so many of my former colleagues from the Congress, Sen. John Barrasso, Rep. Tom Price, Rep. Andy Harris, Rep. Mike Burgess, Rep. Scott DesJarlais, Rep. Renee Ellmers and Rep. Cynthia Lummis. Ladies and Gentlemen, it is wonderful to be back in Pennsylvania, just outside of Valley Forge, a turning point in the Revolutionary War, where Americans showed the resilience and determination to launch this experiment for freedom. I appreciated Dr. Carson’s introduction, but as he well knows I prefer an introduction...
  • ObamaCare’s Meltdown Has Arrived

    10/06/2016 8:13:04 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 52 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/6/2016 | ANDREW OGLES and LUKE HILGEMANN
    Tennessee is ground zero for ObamaCare’s nationwide implosion. Late last month the state insurance commissioner, Julie Mix McPeak, approved premium increases of up to 62% in a bid to save the exchange set up under the Affordable Care Act. “I would characterize the exchange market in Tennessee as very near collapse,” she said. Then last week BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee announced it would leave three of the state’s largest exchange markets—Nashville, Memphis and Knoxville. “We have experienced losses approaching $500 million over the course of three years on ACA plans,” the company said, “which is unsustainable.” As a result, more...
  • ObamaCare coverage options disappearing across country, report finds

    08/29/2016 7:02:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 29, 2016
    Nearly a third of U.S. counties will be left with just one insurance option next year on the ObamaCare exchanges, according to a new analysis fueling warnings about the impact of the insurance company exodus from markets across the country. The Kaiser Family Foundation study found residents in Pinal County, Ariz., are even at risk of having no insurance options on the exchanges, which provide subsidized plans. Republicans seized on the report Monday to claim that the health care overhaul is not providing the choices promised by President Obama and others. […] The Kaiser Family Foundation study found that overall,...
  • For the first time, a county in America has lost all of its Obamacare insurers

    08/23/2016 4:59:36 AM PDT · by snarkpup · 46 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Aug. 22, 2016, 10:08 AM | Bob Bryan
    Cox told Business Insider that the situation in Pinal County will likely raise calls for a public option, or a government-run health insurance option similar to Medicare or Medicaid.
  • Obamacare is unsustainable — the backbone could collapse, expert warns

    08/21/2016 4:52:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    CNBC ^ | August 17, 2016 | Abigail Stevenson
    If politicians don't fix the Affordable Care Act, then the vulnerable Blue Cross and local HMO plans — which serve as the backbone of Obamacare — must exit, said Robert Laszewski, the President of Health Policy and Strategy Associates. "What the politicians need to do is to understand they have got about a year to fix this," he said in an interview with CNBC's "Closing Bell." Republicans do not want to fix the existing flaws for Obamacare, Laszewski said. Instead, they want to repeal and replace it. He added that Democrats are now stating that they would rather go to...
  • At Least Six Swing States Face Double-Digit Premium Hikes under Obamacare

    08/16/2016 9:47:25 PM PDT · by HokieMom · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 August 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    Double-digit Obamacare premium hikes projected in 2017 may bode in Donald Trump’s favor, as several swing states are being impacted by double-digit increases under the law and consumers are expected to see the hikes around Nov. 1 — one week before heading to the polls. Trump has promised to repeal and replace Obamacare, but Hillary Clinton has vowed to make the Obamacare exchanges work. Some say the way she would do that is through raising taxes.
  • Aetna Pulls Back on Obamacare Health Insurance Plans in 2017

    08/16/2016 1:36:28 PM PDT · by GilGil · 17 replies
    NBC News ^ | 8/16/2016 | Reutuers
    Aetna, the No. 3 U.S. health insurer, on Monday said that due to persistent financial losses on Obamacare plans, it will sell individual insurance on the government-run online marketplaces in only four states next year, down from the current 15 states. Aetna's decision follows similar moves from UnitedHealth and Humana, which have cited similar concerns about financial losses on these exchanges created under President Barack Obama's national healthcare reform law.
  • Cost of Obamacare Medicaid Expansion 49% Higher Than Previously Estimated

    08/12/2016 10:14:01 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    AP via CNS News ^ | August 12, 2016 | 12:00 PM EDT | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
    A government report finds that the cost of expanding Medicaid to millions more low-income people is increasing faster than expected, raising questions about a vital part of President Barack Obama’s health care law. The law provided for the federal government to pay the entire cost of the Medicaid expansion from 2014 through the end of this year. Obama has proposed an extra incentive for states that have not yet expanded Medicaid: three years of full federal financing no matter when they start. But the new cost estimates could complicate things. In a recent report to Congress, the Centers for Medicare...
  • ObamaCare crashing: Insurers seek massive rate hikes . . . if they’re staying in at all

    08/11/2016 9:36:45 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 41 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/11/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Gigantic losses put exchanges on the brink, send program careening into chaos Remember when everyone watching ObamaCare was focused on how many people had signed up? First they needed 7 million, then 11 million, and on it went as new targets replaced the old. These weren’t meaningless - at least it didn’t appear that way. The targets represented the critical mass the Obama Administration itself said the program needed to be economically sustainable. Insurance, they told us, is about risk pools. If you’ve got enough people in the risk pool, you’d have enough premiums being paid in to cover those...
  • Next president faces possible ObamaCare meltdown

    08/11/2016 10:45:56 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 67 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 08/11/16 06:02 AM EDT | By Sarah Ferris
    The next president could be dealing with an ObamaCare insurer meltdown in his or her very first month. The incoming administration will take office just as the latest ObamaCare enrollment tally comes in, delivering a potentially crucial verdict about the still-shaky healthcare marketplaces. The fourth ObamaCare signup period begins about one week before Election Day, and it will end about one week before inauguration on Jan. 20. After mounting complaints from big insurers about losing money this year, the results could serve as a kind of judgment day for ObamaCare, experts say. “The next open enrollment period is key,” said...
  • NeverTrump means AlwaysObamacare. If Hillary wins, hope for repeal dies

    08/10/2016 12:27:46 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 12 replies
    WilliamIII
    Can the NeverTrumpers afford the skyrocketing healthcare premiums that Obamacare is causing? Maybe so, since a lot of NeverTrumpers seem to be spoiled rich kids. But I can't afford them. Repealing Obamacare is more important to me than even the Supreme Court I can't afford for Hillary to win. Obamacare is killing my finances If NeverTrumpers get their way, Obamacare is here to stay
  • Clinton: ‘I do not want to repeal the 2nd Amendment’

    08/03/2016 4:17:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 100 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8/3/16 | Ben Wolfgang
    Hillary Clinton on Wednesday tried to reassure skeptical gun owners that she’s not interested in rolling back Second Amendment rights or hatching a scheme to take Americans’ firearms. Speaking just outside Denver, Colorado, Mrs. Clinton again said she’ll make gun control legislation a top priority of her administration, vowing to fight the “gun lobby” and enact stricter rules, such as expanded background checks. But in fighting for votes across rural America, where gun rights remain a key issue, the former first lady also must tread carefully. The National Rifle Association already has endorsed her opponent, Republican Donald Trump, and many...
  • Utah Lawmakers Call for Seventeenth Amendment Repeal

    05/20/2016 8:04:53 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    The Heartland Institute ^ | May 20, 2016 | Matt Hurley
    Utah lawmakers recently approved a resolution calling on Congress to ratify an amendment to the U.S. Constitution repealing the Seventeenth Amendment. Ratified in 1913, the Seventeenth Amendment to the United States Constitution established direct election of U.S. senators by popular vote. Before the amendment’s ratification, senators were elected by state legislatures. The resolution, approved by the House of Representatives and sent to the state’s lieutenant governor for filing in March, was sponsored by state Sen. Alvin Jackson (R-Highland). ‘A Formal Check’ Todd Zywicki, a professor of law at George Mason University, says the Seventeenth Amendment removed a necessary safeguard against...
  • Ted Cruz says Republicans will repeal Obamacare

    03/23/2016 5:42:30 PM PDT · by gg188 · 64 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 3, 2014 | Washington Post
    "Ted Cruz says Republicans will repeal Obamacare" ...and other Republican 2014 LIES Washington Post, the day before the 2014 Congressional elections.
  • Trump clarifies Anderson Cooper remarks on Obamacare mandate

    02/19/2016 12:54:46 PM PST · by springwater13 · 249 replies
    Donald J. Trump ‏@realDonaldTrump 26m26 minutes ago I was asked about healthcare by Anderson Cooper & have been consistent- I will repeal all of #ObamaCare, including the mandate, period. I was referring to a backstop for pre-existing conditions. I will eliminate the law, in its entirety, & replace it w/ something much better. I will replace it with private plans, health savings accounts, & allow purchasing across state lines. Maximum choice & freedom for consumer. I'm self-funding and I am going to take care of the people – not the special interests and insurance companies like the other candidates. Remember,...
  • Obama´s Veto Just Postpones the Inevitable

    01/11/2016 4:04:07 AM PST · by rootin tootin · 19 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 1/11/2016 | David Catron
    On Friday, the President vetoed H.R.3762, which would have repealed the worst provisions of Obamacare. This was not a surprise. Nor was it, as the its apologists claim, an indication that the fight is over. As House Speaker Paul Ryan put it, The idea that Obamacare is the law of the land for good is a myth. This law will collapse under its own weight, or it will be repealed. Its just a matter of time. Only one vote, the Obama veto, saved it this time. If he is replaced by a Republican next January, the Affordable Care Act will...
  • Ryan Scores Dual Wins With Obamacare Repeal Vote

    01/07/2016 4:53:20 PM PST · by Libloather · 54 replies
    Real Clear Politics via MSN ^ | 1/07/15 | James Arkin
    **SNIP** For Ryan, Wednesday's vote represented two victories. First, he has bragging rights as the speaker who forced Obama to use the eighth veto of his presidency to protect the health care law. Secondly, having pushed the limits of repealing Obamacare and defunding Planned Parenthood as far as a veto override, the issue is likely now settled until after the election. "The good news is, with this reconciliation bill, there will finally be some clarity," Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) told the Washington Post Tuesday. "The president will very glibly veto it. But at least then it will be on him...
  • Find Out How Your Member of Congress Voted on a Bill Repealing Obamacare

    01/06/2016 5:34:05 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 01/06/2016 | Melissa Quinn
    For the first time, Congressional Republicans sent a bill repealing key provisions of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law to his desk. Following the upper chamber's lead, the House passed a reconciliation bill, 240-181, repealing measures of Obamacare and placing a one-year moratorium on federal funding for Planned Parenthood this evening. The Senate passed the same bill last month. The legislation now heads to the White House, where the president will veto it. "We are confronting the president with the hard, honest truth: Obamacare doesn't work. Higher premiums and fewer choices and restricted access—these are not signs of success," House...
  • Congress Sends Obamacare Repeal to President for First Time

    01/06/2016 4:33:14 PM PST · by catnipman · 107 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | 1/6/16 | Alex Moe
    After dozens of unsuccessful attempts to repeal all or part of President Barack Obama's signature health care law, Congressional Republicans on Wednesday finally succeeded in getting a repeal bill to the president's desk.