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  • City employees shocked by new insurance deductibles

    06/15/2015 10:58:16 AM PDT · by FatherofFive · 59 replies
    Fox23.com ^ | June 11, 2015 | News Story
    The City of Bixby changed insurance deductibles for their employees. One of the changes means that a family now has a $7,000 deductible instead of a $500 one. There is a gap plan available on limited basis. Employees said that no one asked them about the change or if they would prefer to pay higher premiums instead.
  • Consumers In 'Grandfathered' Health Plans Can Face Higher Costs

    06/10/2015 4:40:25 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 20 replies
    NPR ^ | 06/10/2015 | MICHELLE ANDREWS
    Judy Naillon called her insurer several months ago to find out why she was being charged $35 every month for birth control pills. Her friends said they were getting their pills free under the federal health law. Why wasn't she getting the same deal? The insurance representative explained that was because the plan Naillon and her husband had through his job was "grandfathered" under the health law. In other words, unlike other health plans, Naillon's insurance policy, which existed before the health law was enacted, doesn't have to cover many preventive services, including contraception. Naillon would have to continue to...
  • Obama plans major Obamacare speech

    06/09/2015 6:30:13 AM PDT · by PROCON · 33 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | June 9, 2015 | Paige Winfield Cunningham
    President Obama will tout his healthcare law Tuesday to a Catholic group that has consistently supported the law despite deep divides over its birth control requirement. In a speech to the Catholic Health Association — which represents hundreds of hospitals and nursing homes across the U.S. — the president will talk about the law's major tenets and make his case that it has improved health plans for virtually everyone, in addition to expanding coverage to millions. The address comes just days before the Supreme Court is expected to issue a ruling that could halt the healthcare law's insurance subsidies to...
  • David Brooks: 'Obama Has Run An Amazingly Scandal-Free Administration' [mentions my blog]

    05/31/2015 4:47:12 PM PDT · by grundle · 52 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 31, 2015 | Tom Blumer
    <p>Despite 6-1/2 years of horrid governance and dozens of acknowledged scandals, several of which a few of the credible remaining outposts of liberal thought have actually agreed are scandals, David Brooks, the New York Times's resident fake conservative, asserted on Friday's PBS NewsHour, as if it's an indisputable fact, that "President Obama has run an amazingly scandal-free administration, not only he himself, but the people around him."</p>
  • Biden: Running away from Obama in 2016 would be ‘mistake’ for Dems

    02/12/2015 9:52:51 PM PST · by PROCON · 40 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | Feb. 12, 2015 | Dave Boyer
    Vice President Joseph R. Biden said Democratic presidential candidates in 2016 should embrace President Obama’s economic policies and “run on what we have done” instead of running away from the administration. “In my view, those seeking to lead the nation should protect and defend and run, yes run, on what we’ve done and own what we have done,” Mr. Biden said in a speech in Des Moines, Iowa. “Stand for what we have done. Acknowledge what we have done. And be judged on what we have done, if we have any chance for continued resurgence in 2016.” He added, “Some...
  • President Barack Obama: 'YOLO man'

    02/12/2015 7:11:39 PM PST · by Daffynition · 90 replies
    CNN ^ | February 12, 2015 | Betsy Klein
    Washington (CNN)The President of the United States is willing to do just about anything to promote his signature health care law, and that includes wielding a selfie stick and dropping a "YOLO, man," on camera. In a renewed effort to get Americans to sign up for healthcare.gov before the Sunday deadline, President Barack Obama brought out his selfie stick in a video for BuzzFeed Motion Pictures. The video published on Thursday features Obama and BuzzFeed's Andrew Ilnyckyj doing "things everybody does but doesn't talk about."
  • The 6 Biggest Whoppers In Gruber's ObamaCare Comic Book

    12/02/2014 5:10:27 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 11 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 12/1/2014 | IBD Staff
    Before ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber got famous for calling Americans stupid, he wrote an "ObamaCare for Dummies"-style comic book. The only dummies are those who believe its many fictions.
  • # Reality Sucks

    11/26/2014 4:36:02 AM PST · by lifeofgrace · 5 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 11/26/2014 | Steve Berman
    Ever read the fine print?  Ever see the Christmas sale ads with a big honking asterisk at the end of the offer for a free 80" television*? The world is obsessed with optics, and rarely bothers to look beneath the skin on so many outright lies.  Here's a few images whose optics don't really match the story we're being fed.  You might say they are big asterisks by people who think we're stupid-a**.  But, you know, #realitysucks sometimes. I wonder if that book fits up his asterisk?  He certainly shoved it up ours. President Rouhani, we know you are negotiating in...
  • Jonathan Gruber Tries To Hide His Remarks

    11/11/2014 6:13:37 AM PST · by Pauli67 · 43 replies
    Est Quod Est ^ | 11/11/2014 | Pauli
    The University of Pennsylvania which had originally posted this has now pulled down the video from their site. But this is an attempt on the part of Jonathan Gruber and company to pull their pants up after they got caught. I think it's comical that these people still believe they can say whatever they want in public, but then flip out if anyone quotes them. It also appears that the Snopes.com mafia has been called in to cast doubt upon the incident as conservatives have reported it. They call this claim a Mixture of true and false. Here's their lame...
  • Obamacare architect blasted for ‘deliberate deception’

    11/11/2014 11:49:29 AM PST · by jonatron · 54 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 11/11/2014 | Richard Weir
    “This bill was written in a tortured way to make sure CBO (Congressional Budget Office) did not score the mandate as taxes. If CBO scored the mandate as taxes, the bill dies. … So it’s written to do that,” Gruber said, suggesting “it would not have passed” if the law “made it explicit” that healthy people would “pay in” and the sick would get money. “Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage,” Gruber continued. “Call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really, really critical to get the thing to pass. I wish...
  • Maine Sen. Angus King: Who cares if ObamaCare architect Jon Gruber thinks voters were

    11/11/2014 1:11:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 11, 2014 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via Newsbusters, after yesterday’s unpleasantness and the Halbig “speak-o” fiasco of a few months ago, I see Democrats (plus independents in name only like King) have finally reached the “Jon who?” stage of their Gruber problem. This is the game we’re playing now, eh? KILMEADE: They just lied about a health plan to the American people, called the stupidity of the American voter and bragged about the lack of transparency. KING: This is one guy. I don’t know who this guy was. All I know is that it’s important for people to have health insurance. And if you guys are...
  • Yes, the Republican Obamacare Strategy Will Kill People

    11/11/2014 6:12:16 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 54 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | November 10, 2014 | By Jonathan Chait
    There is a famous thought experiment called the trolley problem, and it goes like this: A runaway trolley is headed toward five people bound on the tracks. You are standing before the switch that could divert it onto another track, where it would kill only one person. Do you pull the switch? The trolley problem is the most flattering possible way to think about the conservative movement’s fanatical commitment to repealing Obamacare. If they pull the switch and repeal Obamacare, or if they persuade five Republican Supreme Court justices to cripple it, they will spare America from the evils of...
  • IRS to Close “Loophole” on “Sub-Standard” Plans (Title Shortened

    11/10/2014 8:47:20 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 19 replies
    Proskauer's ERISA Practice Center Blog ^ | November 6th, 2014 | By Paul M. Hamburger, Stacy Barrow and Tzvia Feiertag
    On November 4, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) announced that it intends to close a perceived “loophole” in health care reform. This so-called loophole allows employers to offer low cost health plans that don’t cover inpatient hospitalization services or physician services (or both). If that coverage were treated as “minimum value” coverage, then employers could avoid all pay-or-play penalties with low cost coverage and covered individuals would not be able to benefit from premium assistance or subsidies in the health insurance Marketplace. What does this IRS Notice Mean? Once this new rule is final, it means that Non-Hospital/Non-Physician Services...
  • Obama, Sebelius Blame ‘Right-Wing Media,’ ‘Billionaires’ For Obamacare Failures

    06/18/2014 2:13:14 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 17, 2014 | by Sarah Hurtubise
    Former Secretary of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius took aim at her “hostile” right-wing opponents Tuesday, in her first speech after resigning her top post. “We had right-wing media, leadership in Congress who was determined on the House side to stop this law at any cost, shadow political organizations, hostile governors, hostile legislators, all working to make sure you couldn’t do the job that was so important,” Sebelius gushed, only once mentioning “our well-known issues with the website” putting a damper on customers getting coverage. She wasn’t alone. President Obama pre-taped a message for the conference, taking the...
  • Defend 'Obamacare' unabashedly, some Democrats say.

    04/21/2014 8:11:58 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 17, 2014 | AP Staff
    Democrats reluctant to embrace President Barack Obama's much-maligned health care overhaul in this year's congressional elections may be having second thoughts now that enrollment in the program is higher than expected and cost estimates are lower. "I think Democrats have the ability to steal the health care issue back from Republicans," health care industry consultant Bob Laszewski said. "The Democratic Party can become the party of fixing Obamacare." The Congressional Budget Office said the new law will cost taxpayers $100 billion less than previously estimated. Republicans already were pushing their luck by vowing to "repeal and replace" the health care...
  • 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.
  • Healthcare.gov crashes on day of deadline for enrollment under Affordable Care Act

    03/31/2014 4:26:44 PM PDT · by Jean S · 48 replies
    blog.al.com ^ | 3/31/14 | Debbie M. Lord
    Healthcare.gov, the troubled website set up to help Americans choose and enroll in a health care policy, crashed early Monday morning, on the final day to begin the process to apply for health insurance. According to a CNBC story, the website crashed around 3:20 a.m. (ET) Monday. It was  still down as of 7:40 a.m.Monday is the deadline to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act -- commonly called Obamacare -- before facing a fine.According to the White House, more than 6 million people have signed up since the enrollment period began on Oct. 1. According to...
  • A Look Back At How The President Was Able To Sign ObamaCare Into Law Four Years Ago

    03/26/2014 12:26:23 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    Forbes ^ | March 26, 2014 | by Louis Goodman and Tim Norbeck
    We have encountered many physicians and friends who don’t recall or recognize just how many interesting coincidences had to fall into place for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to pass both houses of Congress and gain President Obama’s signature (March 23, 2010). This post serves as an informational overview – a reminder – as to how it all happened and is not meant in any way to be a judgment on the process – however convoluted – or on the final product.
  • Read the Complete List of Obamacare Delays

    03/26/2014 8:57:42 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 7 replies
    March 26, 2014 10:44 AM Read the Complete List of Obamacare Delays By Alec Torres The Obama administration will announce its tenth Obamacare delay later today, this time extending the March 31 enrollment deadline for people who say they’ve been unable to enroll in health plans in the federal marketplace by the deadline. The extension applies to the federal exchange operating in three dozen states and is expected to last for two or three weeks. Can’t remember what all the delays have been? Politico provided a helpful history of Obamacare delays from most to least recent: March 25: Final enrollment...
  • Obama administration will allow more time to enroll in health care on federal marketplace

    03/25/2014 7:12:58 PM PDT · by Hoodat · 48 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Tuesday, March 25, 8:41 PM | Amy Goldstein
    The Obama administration has decided to give extra time to Americans who say that they are unable to enroll in health-care plans through the federal insurance marketplace by the March 31 deadline. Federal officials confirmed Tuesday evening that all consumers who have begun to apply for coverage on HealthCare.gov, but who do not finish by Monday, will have until about mid-April to ask for an extension. Under the new rules, people will be able to qualify for an extension by checking a blue box on HealthCare.gov to indicate that they tried to enroll before the deadline. This method will rely...