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  • Odds and Ends: Three Election Outcomes You Probably Haven't Heard Much About

    11/15/2016 11:48:08 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    Townhall Tipsheet ^ | 11/14/16 | Guy Benson
    You know the big stuff already: Donald Trump won the presidency, defeating Hillary Clinton by bursting through her leaky blue firewall.... Meanwhile, here are three lower-profile results that are worth noting: (1) Oregon's Democratic Secretary of State went down to defeat, marking the first GOP victory in a statewide election in 14 years. More significantly, the loser of this race was known to many as the infamous bully who led the charge to fine a Christian-owned bakery $144,000 for declining to provide services to a same-sex wedding... (2) In Colorado, voters absolutely demolished a ballot initiative to create a government-run,...
  • 2007 video of Obama discussing America transitioning to single payer system

    This video has not been widely seen. Obama discusses how America can be transitioned into a single payer system. We are entering the early stages of the transition period. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9znbdNMTsmE
  • Single Provider: 5 States Will Have Only 1 Obamacare Insurance Provider

    10/25/2016 10:41:48 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 25, 2016 | 9:43 AM EDT | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Five statesóAlabama, Alaska, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Wyomingówill have only one insurance company offering plans through the Obamacare health insurance exchange in 2017, according to an analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation. ďIn states that use Healthcare.gov, the average number of insurers participating in the marketplace will be 3.9 in 2017 (down from 5.4 companies per state in 2016, 5.9 in 2015 and 4.5 in 2014),Ē said KFF. [Ö] In addition to the five states that will have only 1 insurance company offering plans through the Obamacare exchange, nine states will have only two insurance companies offering plans through the...
  • Profile: Quentin Young, "The primary figure who delivered Obama to the single-payer camp"

    10/22/2016 5:56:55 AM PDT · by ETL · 5 replies
    sdeveral sources (links provided) | several authors
    Dr. Quentin Young, Longtime Obama Confidante and Physician to MLK [Martin Luther King]FROM "THE OBAMA FILE"...RE: QUENTIN YOUNGThe primary figure who delivered Obama to the single-payer camp was Quentin Young, an 86-year-old retired physician who was a longtime friend and neighbor of Obama in Chicago.† Young joined the Young Communist League as a teenager in the late 1930s.† From the mid-1940s through the mid-1970s, he was closely associated with the Communist Party.† In October 1968 he was called to testify before the†House Un-American Activities Committee, which was probing the extent of his knowledge about the riots that had erupted at...
  • Obama Calls For Public Option, Which He Once Hedged Against

    10/21/2016 6:42:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 20, 2016 | Ali Rogin
    President Barack Obama pushed today to renew focus on a so-called ďpublic optionĒ in the insurance marketplace -- a popular item among progressives, but one Obama publicly hedged against during negotiations leading to the passage of his signature health care law. In a speech in Miami, Obama said the public option would ďgive folks more options in those places where thereís just not enough insurers to compete.Ē But the president did not mention how during the 2009 negotiations over whatís now known as Obamacare the White House used the public option as a bargaining chip -- dropping it as a...
  • Barbara Boxer & Chelsea Clinton join Bill Clinton in slamming ObamaCare

    10/06/2016 8:49:27 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 26 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/06/16 | Robert Laurie
    Single Payer push On Tuesday, I talked about the real reason Bill Clinton and The New York Times had suddenly decided to attack ObamaCare as an expensive, confusing, unworkable mess. Far from being an off-the-cuff comment, I argued, Bill was doing exactly what heíd been ordered to do. The left is salivating over the federal power that would come with a single payer system, Hillaryís wanted one for decades, and they need to boost support in key liberal demos. This is their pivot moment. As I wrote two days ago: Itís time to pivot toward single payer. Of course, this...
  • The real reason the Clintons - and the New York Times - are suddenly trashing ObamaCare

    10/04/2016 12:17:35 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 23 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/04/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Hint: They don't care about your healthcare in the least. ē Impossible to argue otherwise ē Pivot Toward Single Payer This morning, Dan discussed a recent Bill Clinton speech in which the former President trashed Obamacare as a ďcrazyĒ system which hurts small business. In case you havenít seen the clips, seen below. So, if theyíre admitting what conservatives said all along - that ObamaCare is an unworkable mess - you have to ask why. Hereís the answer:
  • [35 Second Clip ABC News Video] GOP War Room: Bill Clinton: ObamaCare Insurance Model ďDoesnít Work,

    Published on Oct 3, 2016 Bill Clinton: ObamaCare Insurance Model ďDoesnít Work,Ē ďDoesnít Make Any SenseĒ (October 3, 2016)
  • On service, Clinton separates Trump from past GOP presidents

    09/30/2016 12:49:58 PM PDT · by tekrat · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/30/2016 | Dan Merica
    Hillary Clinton looked to separate Donald Trump from recent Republican presidents on Friday, laying out a plan to encourage national service while arguing that Trump would never address the subject. The rollout of Clinton's plan -- which includes tripling the size of AmeriCorps and founding a reserve corps of 5 million people to respond to natural disasters -- was meant to be a moment for Clinton to talk more about her policies and values than about her boisterous opponent. But as has been the case throughout 2016, Clinton's speech was a both a direct and implicit rebuke of Trump.
  • Letter from Senator Merkely D Oregon

    09/21/2016 12:45:46 PM PDT · by thirst4truth · 23 replies
    Senator Merkley office | 9/21/2016 | Senator Merkley
    Oregon's Senator Jeff Merkley Dear Diana, Thank you for contacting me to express your concerns about the rising cost of health insurance premiums in Oregon. I appreciate hearing from you and having the opportunity to share my perspective. I believe the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is a vast improvement over the system we had before. Even with higher premiums in 2017 than during the first three years of the marketplace, premiums continue to rise at an historically low rate, far below where they were predicted to be if the pre-ACA trend of premium increases had continued. Millions of Americans are...
  • Was Obamacare designed to fail?

    09/20/2016 6:30:49 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 44 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/20/16 | Matthew Vadum
    Obamacare was designed to fail. Itís a gigantic con job. It was drawn up in such a way that it would eventually collapse thus theoretically clearing the way for single-payer Well, DUH! Of course Obamacare was designed to fail. The system is built on lies. It is a Trojan horse for a total government takeover of health care in the United States. In an op-ed in The Hill, Jeffrey I. Barke, M.D., who practices family medicine in Newport Beach, Calif., examines the issue. He writes: As ObamaCareís troubles mount, Iíve heard my patients and my peers in healthcare ask: How...
  • ColoradoCare / Amendment 69 Voter Opinion Survey [socialized medecine]

    09/07/2016 5:27:01 AM PDT · by snarkpup · 8 replies
    Magellan Strategies ^ | September 6th, 2016 | David Flaherty
    The survey finds strong opposition to Amendment 69, the ColoradoCare universal healthcare plan. Among all respondents, 27% would vote yes and approve the amendment, 65% would vote no and reject it, and 8% of voters are undecided. Intensity is very strong among voters who oppose the amendment, with 45% of respondents saying they definitely intend to vote no. Only 10% of respondents definitely intend to vote yes. Not surprisingly, support for Amendment 69 is strongest among Democrats and voters aged 18 to 34. However, slightly more Democrats oppose the amendment than support it, 45% to 41% respectively. Among all voters...
  • 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. [Ö] The Kaiser Family Foundation study found that overall,...
  • Dear John: ObamaCareís Unaffordable Prices Make No Sense

    08/26/2016 12:52:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 20, 2016 | JOHN CRUDELE
    Dear John: I make approximately $25,000 a year before taxes and I make another $10,000 from rental income. My mortgage is $2,100 a month. I got ObamaCare coverage last year, and I paid approximately $230 a month with some subsidies from New York state.
  • One-third of US won't have choice between Obamacare plans in 2017

    08/22/2016 10:18:55 AM PDT · by PROCON · 24 replies
    CNBC ^ | Aug. 22, 2016 | Dan Mangan
    It's looking like a lot of people are going to have little Obamacare choice next year.One-third of the United States may have just a single insurer to pick from on Obamacare marketplaces in 2017, an analysis released Friday suggests. Seven entire states are projected to have just one carrier in 2017: Alaska, Alabama, Kansas, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Wyoming, according to research by the Avalere consultancy. And more than half of the country, 55 percent, may end up having two or fewer insurers to choose from on those government-run exchanges, Avalere said. "And there may be some sub-region...
  • Amendment 69: ColoradoCare mimics existing single-payer disasters

    07/29/2016 6:48:11 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 15 replies
    The Complete Colorado Page Two ^ | 29 July, 2016 | Sally C. Pipes
    The good people of Colorado must be smoking something these days. Thatís the only explanation for the decision by 156,000 of the stateís more than 3 million registered voters to endorse a November ballot initiative that would create a statewide single-payer health care system. Patients in single-payer systems elsewhere must withstand low-quality care and long wait times. To fund all that failure, they pay sky-high taxes. If Coloradoís voters approve this single-payer measure at the polls this fall, theyíll experience these realities firsthand. Single-payer systems control costs by using government power to ration care. In Canada, where I grew up,...
  • Key Senate Democrats push for health care public option (Evil Never Rests)

    02/16/2010 4:37:03 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 21 replies · 854+ views
    CNN ^ | 16 Feb 10 | None
    Washington (CNN) -- The fight over health care reform burst back into public view Tuesday as four Democratic senators asked Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to hold a vote on a government-run public insurance option. Most observers have considered the public option -- an idea long favored by liberal Democrats -- to be a non-starter since it was dropped from a Senate reform bill passed in December. But Sens. Michael Bennet of Colorado, Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Jeff Merkley of Oregon, and Sherrod Brown of Ohio signed a letter urging Reid, D-Nevada, to hold a vote on the...
  • Obama calls for 'public option' for Obamacare

    07/12/2016 10:44:25 AM PDT · by PROCON · 94 replies
    CNN ^ | July 11, 2016 | Tami Luhby
    President Obama joined the chorus of Democrats calling for the creation of a government run health insurance program as Obamacare is facing growing problems. In an article published Monday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the president called for Congress to revisit the "public option" for Obamacare in areas where few insurers offer coverage. "Some parts of the country have struggled with limited insurance market competition for many years, which is one reason that, in the original debate over health reform, Congress considered and I supported including a Medicare-like public plan," Obama wrote in the piece. A public...
  • DEMOCRAT LEGISLATORS ORDERED TO STEER CLEAR OF SOCIALIZED MEDICINE HEALTH CARE DEBATE

    06/10/2016 6:40:38 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 30 replies
    Compass Colorado ^ | 9 Jun, 2016
    DENVER ó A Colorado state representative and candidate for the state Senate recently revealed to The Denver Post that she and her colleagues are under strict orders not to take a public stance on the increasingly contentious debate on Amendment 69, the socialized medicine ballot measure that would double the stateís budget and drastically increase taxes. Rep. Lois Court, D-Denver, a candidate for Senate District 31, recently participated in The Denver Postís Voter Guide, a biannual question-and-answer platform that the newspaper offers to all candidates running for state and federal offices in Colorado. In her answers, Court revealed a stunning...
  • SEIU Backs Single Payer Health Care: Clinton ally endorses Sandersís plan

    06/07/2016 1:19:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 6, 2016 | Bill McMorris
    One of Hillary Clintonís most influential labor supporters has endorsed Sen. Bernie Sandersí single payer healthcare plan. Members from Service Employees International Union, which represents nearly 2 million healthcare and government workers, passed a resolution declaring medical care a human right at its national convention in May. Obamacare, which the SEIU lobbied for and endorsed, failed to address inequality in the healthcare marketplace and insurance systems remain ďconfusing and inefficient.Ē The union pledged to work to improve upon Obamacare with the goal of expanding into a government-run system. ďThe American healthcare system allows the profit motives of providers, pharmaceutical companies,...
  • This Election is About The Evolution of The Human Race (Beyond crazy)

    05/30/2016 4:03:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    Bients ^ | May 30, 2016
    Itís About Us I turn 56 in a few weeks and Iíve never even bothered to register to vote before because Iíve always suspected something that so many people are finding out to be true this year; that we do not live in an authentic democracy and havenít for a very long time. Donít judge me for this, Iíve been disenfranchised as long as I can remember. We assassinated our own president in 1963, I lost friends from my high school in Vietnam, Nixon was a blatant crook and Iíve never felt there was ever a candidate that represented me...
  • Most Americans want the government to pay for health care, poll says

    05/17/2016 12:21:48 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 62 replies
    Newsy, via WPXI ^ | May 17, 2016 | Grant Suneson
    A new Gallup Poll shows most Americans want the government to take on a bigger role in health care. More than 1,500 people from across the country were surveyed, and 58 percent favor replacing the provisions set up by the Affordable Care Act with a federally funded health care program. The ACA, or Obamacare, lets Americans buy insurance through the federal government, but the survey shows most citizens want the government to just pay for everything, or at least thatís what theyíre saying now. In recent years, Americans have waffled on whether the government should pay their medical bills. Polls...
  • Great: Obama encouraging health insurers to sue federal government, then offering fat settlements

    04/18/2016 11:53:46 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/18/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Circumventing Congress's ban on the use of federal money to bail out ObamaCare casualties. Iím sure youíre all quite familiar with the Obama Administrationís proclivity for ignoring Congress and doing whatever it wants, whether that means refusing to enforce the law or attempting to shove gun control down the nationís throat. But if you think Obama only does this via executive orders, you havenít quite grasped the full scope of his lawlessness. Letís say you want to spend money to bail out health insurers that you have driven to the brink of ruin by passing ObamaCare. But Congress (thanks in...
  • Obamacare Exodus Accelerates: After Georgia And Arkansas, Biggest Health Insurer Exits MI and OK

    04/19/2016 5:54:06 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 18 replies
    Two weeks ago we reported that after its November warning that it may exit certain Obamacare markets as a result of substantial losses, the largest U.S. health insurer UnitedHealth, did just that when it announced it would no longer sell plans for next year in Georgia and Arkansas. Then over the weekend, UnitedHealth also added Michigan to the list of states whose Obamacare market it would no longer service. As Bloomberg reported, "the insurer wonít sell policies through Michiganís ACA exchange for next year, according to Andrea Miller, a spokeswoman for the stateís Department of Insurance and Financial Services. Georgia...
  • Sanders, Trump, and Cruz all want dramatic changes to the US government. Clinton doesnít.

    03/29/2016 10:20:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Vox ^ | March 29, 2016 | Ezra Klein
    I spent some time Monday playing around with the excellent tax calculator that Alvin Chang and the Tax Policy Center built. The tool lets you estimate what the tax plans released by Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, and Ted Cruz would mean for your tax bill ó but, more than that, it offers a window into the fundamental ways in which the four candidates are very, very different from one another. Let's take a family making $100,000 ó a hefty income, to be sure, but a useful one for illustration. Trump would give you a $6,040 tax cut. Cruz...
  • Bernieís Dangerous Health Care Proposal

    03/20/2016 6:39:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 20, 2016 | Bruce Bialosky
    Bernie Sanders, everyoneís favorite socialist running for the American presidency, has been crisscrossing the country telling everyone that the disruption called Obamacare (or the ACA) is not good enough for America. What we need is the government taking over all of our health care system and providing health care for all. He says Medicare for all. Unfortunately, Sanders does not really confront the facts at hand so we will do it for him. Mr. Sanders likes to point out that we are the only civilized country that does not have health care as a right for all. As you may...
  • TRUMP POSITION PAPER: HEALTHCARE REFORM TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN

    03/03/2016 7:07:48 AM PST · by Jim 0216 · 152 replies
    Donald J. Trump for President ^ | 3/2/16 | Donald Trump
    On day one of the Trump Administration, we will ask Congress to immediately deliver a full repeal of Obamacare. We will work with Congress to make sure we have a series of reforms ready for implementation that follow free market principles and that will restore economic freedom and certainty to everyone in this country. Congress must act. Our elected representatives in the House and Senate must: 1. Completely repeal Obamacare. 2. Modify existing law that inhibits the sale of health insurance across state lines. 3. Allow individuals to fully deduct health insurance premium payments from their tax returns under the...
  • Health care issue, longtime uniter of Democrats, now divides

    02/22/2016 10:13:10 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 22, 2016 12:48 PM EST | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
    Health care for all. It's a goal that tugs at the heartstrings of Democrats, but pursuing it usually invites political peril. Now Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are clashing over this core question for liberals, making it a wedge issue in the party's presidential primary. [...] Signed almost six years ago, Obama's health overhaul is the starting point for Democrats who would succeed him. About 16 million people have gained coverage, and the uninsured rate has fallen to 9 percent, a historic achievement. Economic recovery helped, but the biggest increases in coverage came after the health law's insurance markets and...
  • Trump: 'Part of the Problem with Republicans' Is Opposition to National Health Care

    02/21/2016 7:29:45 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 470 replies
    The National Review ^ | February 21, 2016 | Tom S. Elliott
    Donald Trump attacked Republicans this morning for their opposition to government-provided health care. Appearing on Meet the Press, Trump told host Chuck Todd, "We're not going to let people die in squalor because we are Republicans, okay?" "That's part of the problem with the Republicans, somehow they got fed into this horrible position," Trump said. "We're going to take care of people." Trump also said he didn't mean to express support for Obamacare's individual mandate during Thursday night's CNN town hall when he told Anderson Cooper, "I like the mandate." "We had a situation where we were Anderson Cooper, who's...
  • Donald Trump in Triage Mode After Shocking Conservatives With Health Care Comments

    02/19/2016 8:42:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 126 replies
    The New York Times ^ | February 19, 2016 | Alan Rappeport
    He has broken with many Republicans on taxing the rich, threatening trade wars and keeping Planned Parenthood alive. On Friday, Donald J. Trump faced criticism for an even bolder act of conservative heresy: embracing the core tenet of the Affordable Care Act. Mr. Trump has to date offered only bits and pieces of his health agenda, generally presenting a vow to repeal "Obamacare" and replace it with "something great." In a town-hall meeting hosted by CNN on Thursday night, he shared some more expansive views on the subject, and unlike most Republicans he did not call for removing the individual...
  • Single Payer Is Inherently Problematic

    02/19/2016 1:20:57 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 15 replies
    Real Clear Policy ^ | 19 Feb, 2016 | Julian Adorney & Grant Phillips
    By now, even many liberals accept that Bernie Sanders' health-care plan is deeply flawed. Kenneth Thorpe, a progressive professor retained by Vermont to help craft their single-payer plan, argues that Sanders' plan would result in higher costs for 71 percent of working households who currently have private insurance. But the problems with single-payer go beyond Sanders' plan. Single-payer inherently creates substantial problems for doctors, hospitals, and patients. A century ago, the economist Ludwig von Mises argued that the economy cannot function without real market prices. Market prices inform producers about the value of their services, enabling them to best serve...
  • No Senator Cruz, Donald Trump does NOT want Single Payer health care. (Cruz own delegate)

    02/12/2016 6:47:29 AM PST · by Sybeck1 · 258 replies
    woopress ^ | 2/11/16 | C.Steven Tucker
    I have been studying health care policy for 20 years now. I am also a multi-state licensed health insurance broker who continues to operate in an increasingly less competitive and more bureaucratically controlled system on both the federal and state level. During the last 20 years I have seen a lot of changes in the U.S. health care system. Some of them good (HIPAA) and some bad (Reagan‚Äôs EMTALA) the PPACA a.k.a. ‚ÄúObamacare‚ÄĚ etc. During the last two decades I have read everything I could get my hands on pertaining to health care policy. I also spent the longest two...
  • Canada‚Äôs palliative care so bad that patients may opt for euthanasia, experts warn

    02/10/2016 9:43:37 AM PST · by wagglebee · 27 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/9/16 | Lianne Laurence
    OTTAWA, February 9, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) ‚ÄĒ Canada has a ‚Äúmoral imperative‚ÄĚ to fund palliative care because people have a dignity that ‚Äúcomes from God,‚ÄĚ Canada‚Äôs top ranking Catholic cardinal told the special joint parliamentary committee on ‚Äúphysician-assisted dying‚ÄĚ last week. The dignity of the human person is ‚Äúinherent‚ÄĚ and remains regardless of their circumstances, Cardinal Thomas Collins of the Toronto archdiocese told the committee. ‚ÄúThat‚Äôs why we don‚Äôt believe it‚Äôs right to kill them.‚ÄĚ This belief in the intrinsic dignity of the human person motivates the Catholic Church‚Äôs mission of providing health care, including care for the dying, he said....
  • Trump: Unlike Cruz, ‚ÄėI Have a Heart,‚Äô I‚Äôll Enact Universal Health Coverage

    01/31/2016 10:18:08 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 503 replies
    National Review ^ | January 31, 2016 12:20 PM | Tom S. Elliott
    In an interview this morning on This Week, Donald Trump cited his desire to "help people" as the reason he favors government-funded universal health coverage. Unlike Ted Cruz, Trump said, "I have a heart." "If somebody has no money and they're lying in the middle of the street and they're dying, I'm going to take care of that person," Trump said.
  • It Doesn't Matter How LIBERAL Trump Is As Long As He's Right On Immigration - Ann Coulter (VIDEO)

    01/12/2016 11:08:34 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 87 replies
    Right Scoop ^ | 1/1/2/2016 | soopermexican
    In a really good debate between Republican activist Liz Mair and right-wing firebrand Ann Coulter, they go at each other about whether Trump is actually a conservative and whether he's good for the country. Watch below: Ann Coulter basically lays out all her cards very early on when she says that nothing else matters as long as Trump is far right on immigration. She doesn't care that he's liberal on a lot of other issues, including the power of the federal government, executive orders, eminent domain, and crony capitalism, as long as he's tough on immigration. Liz Mair hits her...
  • ObamaCare's Not-So-Secret Plan To Force Everyone Into HMOs

    01/05/2016 4:45:15 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 10 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 1/4/2016 | Staff
    Health Reform: Americans unlucky enough to have to buy insurance through an Obama-Care exchange are increasingly finding their choices limited to highly restrictive and unpopular HMO plans. This isn't by accident.
  • Trump to 60 Minutes: single payer health care

    12/29/2015 10:55:34 PM PST · by TBP · 395 replies
    The Examiner ^ | September 28, 2015 | Gary Gross
    ccording to the transcript of Donald Trump's interview with Scott Pelley on 60 Minutes, Mr. Trump favors a single payer health care plan in certain situations. During the interview, Pelley asked Mr. Trump what his plan was to replace Obamacare would look like. Mr. Trump responded, saying "I am going to take care of everybody. I don’t care if it costs me votes or not. Everybody’s going to be taken care of much better than they’re taken care of now." When Pelley pressed Mr. Trump further about who would pay for this coverage, Mr. Trump said "the government’s gonna pay...
  • Fate of ObamaCare co-ops uncertain after half collapse

    11/28/2015 5:07:46 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/28/2015 | Brooke Singman
    The fate of a network of alternative ‚Äúco-op‚ÄĚ health plans started under ObamaCare remains uncertain going into 2016, after half of them collapsed amid deep financial problems. The co-ops are government-backed, nonprofit health insurers propped up with over $2 billion in taxpayer loans. Twelve of the 23 co-ops established under the Affordable Care Act, though, have gone or are expected to go under by the end of the year, leaving customers who used them scrambling for coverage and taxpayer money at risk. But, as lawmakers on Capitol Hill demand answers on what‚Äôs being done, the Obama administration is offering few...
  • Trump Stands By Past Support For Universal Health Care

    07/18/2015 6:25:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 07/18/2015 | Andrew Kaczynski, Ilan Ben-Meir
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is standing by his past support for universal health care. ďI want people taken care of in the country, okay? You can call it anything you want, but I want ó including people that donít have anything,Ē The Donald told radio host John Fredericks in an interview Wednesday. ďWe gotta do that.Ē Trump said in 1999 ó when he was flirting with a presidential rub on the Reform Party ticket ó that the U.S. should make health care an entitlement and that coverage should be universal. ďI would put forward a comprehensive health care program...
  • Universal health care to appear on Colorado ballot in 2016

    11/10/2015 3:02:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | November 9, 2015 | The Associated Press and Staff
    Supporters of universal health care have gathered enough signatures to put on next year's ballot a plan to make Colorado the first state to opt out of the federal health law and replace it with taxpayer-funded coverage for all. Proponents submitted 158,831 qualified signatures, about 60,000 more than required to put the measure on the ballot, Secretary of State Wayne Williams said Monday. The question would make Colorado the first state to opt out of the federal Affordable Care Act and replace it with universal health care. The campaign is expected to face intense opposition and could make for a...
  • Humana Will Yank Obamacare Plans Serving 100,000 Patients

    11/08/2015 5:45:35 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 12 replies
    Forbes ^ | November 6, 2015 | Bruce Japsen
    Humana said it will discontinue several products offered on government-run exchanges under the Affordable Care Act, impacting about 100,000 individuals currently covered by the insurer's plans across the country. The move, disclosed this morning in the company's third-quarter earnings report, comes due to higher-than expected medical costs from sick newly insured patients covered under the health law. "Operating results for the company's individual commercial medical business continue to be challenged primarily due to the volatility related to the start of the healthcare exchange program created under the Affordable Care Act as well as the morbidity of membership served under this...
  • How Hillary Clinton and the left will move Obamacare into single-payer

    11/05/2015 8:06:19 PM PST · by TBP · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 4, 2015 | Monica Crowley
    If you loathe Obamacare, you‚Äôre going to hate what the Democrats have planned next. Their imminent assault on health care will go far beyond the quasi-socialized medicine of Obamacare. Mrs. Clinton is, of course, the grandmother of socialized medicine. She was pushing for it more than 20 years ago, when Mr. Sanders was an obscure local Vermont pol. And yet, she‚Äôs struggling match Mr. Sanders on the issue. Another irony: A single-payer system was tried ‚ÄĒ and went down in spectacular flames ‚ÄĒ in Mr. Sanders‚Äô home state. That, of course, is immaterial to committed leftists, for whom ideological purity...
  • Your Health Plan Will Now Self-Destruct (10 Zerocare co-ops cancel 2016 plans)

    10/29/2015 8:06:04 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Bloomberg Businessweek | October 29, 2015 ‚ÄĒ 6:00 AM EDT | John Tozzi
    Link only: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-10-29/your-health-plan-will-now-self-destruct
  • Obamacare's Latest Casualty: Largest Health Insurer On Colorado Exchange Abruptly Collapses

    10/16/2015 3:41:56 PM PDT · by smartyaz · 53 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10/16/15 | Tyler Durden
    With the mainstream media, at least the majority that is left of center, flooded with story after story touting Obamacare's success, the news coming this morning from Denver that Colorado's largest nonprofit health insurer and participant in that state's insurance exchange Colorado HealthOP is abruptly shutting down, forcing 80,000 Coloradans to find a new insurer for 2016, was a slap in the face for the Obama administration's crowning achievement. According to AP, the health insurer announced Friday that the state Division of Insurance has de-certified it as an eligible insurance company. That's because the cooperative relied on federal support, and...
  • Two more Obamacare health insurance plans collapse

    10/16/2015 4:11:27 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Oct. 16, 2015
    Nearly a third of the innovative health insurance plans created under the Affordable Care Act will be out of business at the end of 2015, following announcements Friday that plans in Oregon and Colorado are folding. In just the past week, four co-ops, as the nonprofit plans are known, have decided or been ordered to shut down. Their demise means that eight of the 23 co-ops in existence a year ago will be unavailable to consumers shopping for 2016 coverage through insurance marketplaces created under the ACA
  • Sanders Canít Bring Himself To Say He Hates Obamacare: ĎI Want To Move Fromí It

    10/11/2015 11:12:05 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 11, 2015 | Steve Guest
    Bernie Sanders said, ďI want to move fromĒ Obamacare Sunday on ďMeet the Press.Ē Sanders told host Chuck Todd, ďI want to build on the ObamacareÖ But I do believe that when 29 million people still have zero health insurance, and when many more are underinsured with large deductibles and copayments, and when we pay much more per capita, and when we pay the highest prices in the world for prescription drugs, you know what, Chuck? I think we can do a little better.Ē Todd then pressed Sanders, ďSo itís fair to say, yeah, you want to replace Obamacare?Ē Sanders...
  • Single Payer Health Care

    09/28/2015 3:07:58 PM PDT · by BornToBeAmerican · 35 replies
    Why Single Payer MIGHT work
  • Trump Pushes Single Payer Healthcare, Tax Increase On Wealthy

    09/28/2015 11:40:17 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 218 replies
    Copyright © 2015 Breitbart ^ | 28 Sep 2015 | John Nolte
    During his ď60 MinutesĒ interview Sunday, Republican presidential front-runner appeared to come out in favor of a form of single payer health insurance for the uninsured ... and openly called for raising taxes on the wealthy.
  • Costs derail Vermontís dream of a single-payer health plan (Flash Back of Epic Fail)

    09/23/2015 4:04:28 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 14 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 01/25/2015 | Jay Fitzgerald
    For decades, liberal activists yearned for a European-style, single-payer health system that they argued would lead to more affordable, efficient, and comprehensive medical coverage for all citizens. When Vermont four years ago enacted a landmark bill to establish the nationís first single-payer health care system, they saw their long-sought dream about to be fulfilled. But reality hit last month. Governor Peter Shumlin released a financial report that showed the cost of the program would nearly double the size of the stateís budget in the first year alone and require large tax increases for residents and businesses. Shumlin, a Democrat and...
  • Trump Is No Friend of Free Market Health Care

    08/10/2015 4:43:51 AM PDT · by rootin tootin · 135 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 8/10/2015 | David Catron
    Most of Donald Trumpís public statements include the rote declaration that Obamacare is a disaster. This is true, of course, but it doesnít tell us anything new. Itís only when he starts elaborating on his objections that one gets a sense of what he believes, and he doesnít talk like a friend of the free market. During last weekís Republican debate, for example, he was asked about his past praise of single-payer health care and replied, ďAs far as single-payer, it works in Canada, works incredibly well in Scotland.Ē This answer was both antithetical to free-market thinking and profoundly ignorant.