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  • Hurdles for Obama health law in 2nd sign-up season

    09/14/2014 6:07:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 14, 2014 7:37 AM EDT | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
    Potential complications await consumers as President Barack Obamaís health care law approaches its second open enrollment season, just two months away. Donít expect a repeat of last yearís website meltdown, but the new sign-up period could expose underlying problems with the law itself that are less easily fixed than a computer system. Getting those who signed up this year enrolled again for 2015 wonít be as easy as it might seem. And the lawís interaction between insurance and taxes looks like a sure-fire formula for confusion. Ö
  • Democrat Wendy Davis admits to abortions (Abortion Barbie)

    09/06/2014 12:58:59 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 79 replies
    WND and AP ^ | 6 Sep 14 | PAUL J. WEBER and WILL WEISSERT
    Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis, who rose to prominence after her filibuster of Texasí anti-abortion legislation, reveals in a new campaign memoir that she terminated two pregnancies for medical reasons in the 1990s, including one in which the fetus had developed a severe brain abnormality. In the book, ďForgetting to Be Afraid,Ē Davis writes that she had an abortion in 1996 after an exam revealed that the brain of the fetus had developed in complete separation on the right and left sides. She also describes ending an earlier ectopic pregnancy, in which an embryo implants outside the uterus. It...
  • Pro-life photos of the week: Pregnancy care center sign beats Planned Parenthood wall

    09/06/2014 5:55:25 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | Jill Stanek
    Click all photos to enlargeÖ The Catholic Globe reported on an interesting competition in Iowa: Location was a huge factor for Maryís Choice, a pro-life pregnancy resource center in Sioux City as it is next to Planned Parenthood, because it could be seen by those entering the facility. According to Sherill Glassmaker, director of Maryís Choice, when Planned Parenthood erected a tall wooden wall, visibility of the pro-life center was impacted. ďWe had a sign on the side of our building and people would pull into Planned Parenthood. A lot of times people would call from the parking lot and...
  • Fox News: The End of Employer-Provided Health Plans Is Near

    09/06/2014 6:33:39 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 2, 2014 - 4:00 PM | Katherine Rodriguez
    Fox News is reporting that employer-provided health care plans may be a thing of the past. Former Obama health adviser Zeke Emanuel predicted that Obamacare will replace 80 percent of employer-provided health plans will disappear in 10 years. ďItís going to actually be better for people. Theyíll have more choice,Ē Emanuel said. ďMost people who work for an employer and get their coverage through an employer do not have choice.Ē Ö
  • GOP Rep.: We might find Bigfoot before an Obamacare enrollee

    10/15/2013 2:44:10 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 11 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | October 15, 2013 | Tom Howell Jr.
    Rep. John Fleming said Tuesday that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius should step down because her agency had three years to prepare for the debut of online insurance markets that have been plagued by computer glitches. Mr. Fleming, Louisiana Republican, said the new health care law is a ďship in search of an icebergĒ that will harm the nation once itís fully implemented, a claim that diverges from the White Houseís insistence that online markets tied to the law will improve during a six-month open enrollment period that began Oct. 1. ďThe rest of it is going to...
  • Louisiana Republicans say 'no negative impact' from shutdown ahead of tropical storm

    10/04/2013 2:21:54 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 6 replies
    thehill.com ^ | October 04, 2013 | Justin Sink
    Republicans lawmakers from Louisiana are insisting that the government shutdown will not impact the region's preparedness ahead of the expected landfall of Tropical Storm Karen on the Gulf Coast. The storm, which has maximum winds of 50 miles per hour according to the National Hurricane Center, is expected to slam the Gulf Coast late Saturday or early Sunday morning. Forecasters believe Karen could intensify to hurricane strength before then. That's led to questions about the government's preparedness for severe weather. According to The Times Picayune in New Orleans, at least 2,000 federal workers have been furloughed in the state, including...
  • Support Rep. Fleming's Amendment (require Congress to sign-up for healthcare plan they force on us)

    10/28/2009 9:06:05 AM PDT · by PrivateIdaho · 9 replies · 1,024+ views
    Congressman John Fleming's Website ^ | 10/28/2009 | John Fleming
    This morning, I received the following email, which is currently being circulated around the internet: Congressman John Fleming (Louisiana physician) has proposed an amendment that would require congressmen and senators to take the same healthcare plan they force on us (under proposed legislation they are curiously exempt). Congressman Fleming is encouraging people to go on his Website and sign his petition at: http://fleming.house.gov/index.html. Please urge as many people as you can to do the same! If Congress forces this on the American people, the Congressmen should have to accept the same level of health care for themselves and their families.
  • Why did Congress exempt themselves from Obamacare?

    07/26/2009 6:19:00 PM PDT · by Sun · 37 replies · 2,443+ views
    Why did Congress exempt themselves from being included in the healthcare they want for the rest of Americans? Maybe it's because Congress members don't want themselves and their families to be at the mercy of bureaucrats about whether they can receive quality of life treatments, or even treatments for their very life or death; rationing; long lines; or when they become senior citizens, be forced to have counseling every five years, or more often if they are sick, regarding alternatives for end of life care. Rep. John Fleming, (the 2007 Louisiana family physician of the year), put forth a bill,...
  • Politicians, Heal Thyselves!

    07/24/2009 5:44:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies · 1,023+ views
    IBD Editorial ^ | July 24, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSENISS DAILY Staff
    Health Reform: If Democrats in Washington think their health care reform with a public option is a good thing, why have they exempted themselves from it? Why isn't what's good for their constituents good for them?During ABC's June 24 infomercial for government-run health care broadcast from the White House, President Obama was asked if he and his family would abide by the restrictions and limitations that came with his proposed reforms. In what Ed Morrissey at HotAir.com called "Obama's Michael Dukakis moment," President Obama refused to make such a pledge and confessed that if "it's my family member, if it's...
  • The 65 people who might run for president in 2016

    08/21/2014 8:49:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 20, 2014 | Bob Cusack, Vivian Hughbanks and Tomas Navia
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)There are 65 prominent people who might run for president in 2016. The Democratic and Republican fields contrast sharply. Hillary Clinton is the clear front-runner, while there is no front-runner on the Republican side. Twenty-three Democrats have been mentioned as a candidate or are eyeing a bid, according to an analysis by The Hill. The GOP side has 42. Most of the people on this list wonít run, and some have adamantly claimed that theyíre not interested. But many politicians have changed their minds on seeking the White House. Before mounting his 2008 bid, then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) said he...
  • Another 2,000 Insurance Policies Cancelled In Colorado

    08/21/2014 4:00:26 PM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8/21/2014 | Greg Campbell
    More than 2,000 more Coloradans had their health insurance plans cancelled as a result of the Affordable Care Act, according to a letter from the state regulatory agency to state Senate Republicans.Following a dust-up earlier this year between Colorado Democratic Sen. Mark Udall and the Division of Insurance, Republicans have requested regular updates on policies that are cancelled because they donít conform to Obamacare or because companies are getting out of the individual insurance market.Udall disputed the original number of nearly a quarter million cancellations in the immediate wake of Obamacareís rollout in late 2013, arguing that almost all of...
  • Doctors Begin To Refuse Obamacare Patients [Duh!]

    08/05/2014 10:55:57 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 54 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 08-05-2014 | Sarah Hurtubise
    Obamacare plans have shrunk payments to physicians so much that some doctors say they wonít be able to afford to accept Obamacare coverage, NPR reports. Many of the eight million sign-ups in Obamacare exchanges nationwide already face more limited choices for physicians and hospitals than those in the private insurance market. But with low physician reimbursement rates, the problem could get even worse. For a typical quick patient visit, Dr. Doug Gerard, a Connecticut internist, told NPR a private insurer would pay $100 while Medicare would pay around $80. But Obamacare plans are more likely to pay closer to $80,...
  • Barney Frank: Obama 'Just Lied to People' About Obamacare

    08/02/2014 11:20:51 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 28 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | AUG 2, 2014 | DANIEL HALPER
    Former Democratic congressman Barney Frank has some tough words for President Barack Obama about his handling of Obamacare. "The rollout was so bad, and I was appalled -- I don't understand how the president could have sat there and not been checking on that on a weekly basis," Frank tells the Huffington Post in a recent interview. "But frankly, he should never have said as much as he did, that if you like your current health care plan, you can keep it. That wasn't true. And you shouldn't lie to people. And they just lied to people."
  • An Obamacare Statist Gets Caught Lying (over and over again)

    08/02/2014 9:16:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 2, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Many of you probably heard about the ďHalbigĒ decision, in which a federal court struck a blow against Obamacare by ruling that the IRS was wrong to arbitrarily grant subsidies for health insurance policies purchased through a federal exchange. And why did the judges rule against the IRS? Well, for the simple reason that the Obamacare legislation specifically says that subsidies are only available for policies purchased through exchanges set up by state governments. My Cato colleague Michael Cannon explains: The PPACA authorizes the IRS to issue health-insurance tax credits only to taxpayers who purchase coverage ďthrough an Exchange established...
  • Poll: Record 53% Disapprove of Obamacare

    08/01/2014 9:51:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 1, 2014 - 8:54 AM | Barbara Boland
    53% of Americans have an unfavorable opinion of Obamacare, up 8% since last month. This is the largest unfavorable opinion of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in the surveyís four year history, a poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation finds. Only 37% of people actually have a favorable opinion of the law. Obamacare lost favorability with women, whites, and those in the low and middle income brackets, along with other groupsóincluding Democrats. Ö
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Male justices canít understand Hobby Lobby case because genitals

    07/31/2014 2:49:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/31/2014 | Noah Rothman
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg evolved this summer from a mere figure of authority into a liberal celebrity when she authored the dissenting opinion in the Hobby Lobby case. Ginsburgís dissent, which has been ubiquitously dubbed ďscathingĒ and/or ďblisteringĒ in the press, prompted the left to craft a cult of personality around her. Liberal outlets dubbed her ďNotorious R.B.G.,Ē whiny folk artists converted her opinion into a terrible but nevertheless widely shared song, and The New Republic laughably dubbed Ginsburg ďthe most popular woman on the internet.Ē Take that, Kate Upton.All this hero worship was entirely unearned, but...
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg Accuses Pro-Hobby Lobby SCOTUS Judges of Being Sexist

    07/31/2014 2:58:44 PM PDT · by NYer · 31 replies
    Life News ^ | July 31, 2014 | Steven Ertelt
    Apparently the phony ‚Äúwar on women‚ÄĚ has made its way to the Supreme Court. Upset by the fact that a majority of the justices on the high court ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby‚Äôs religious freedoms, Ruth Bader Ginsburg is now accusing them of being sexist.In a new interview with pro-abortion media icon Katie Couric, Ginsburg lashes out at her colleagues and claims they have a ‚Äúblind spot‚ÄĚ towards women because they decided that Hobby Lobby should not be forced to pay for drugs that cause abortions for their employees.Never mind that polls show a majority of women oppose the...
  • Appeals court upholds Obamacare tax as constitutional

    07/29/2014 9:32:29 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 97 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 29, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    A key appeals court on Tuesday ruled that despite including a tax, Obamacare doesnít violate the Constitutionís requirement that all tax bills originate in the House of Representatives, giving the Obama administration another health care win. The three-judge panel of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia said that the Obamacare tax was ďincidentalĒ to the primary purpose of the Affordable Care Act, so it isnít a revenue-raising measure as envisioned by the Constitution. ďSome exercises of the taxing power are not subject to the Origination Clause,Ē the unanimous panel concluded. The issue had been in...
  • Jonathan Gruber, the Flip-Flopping Architect of Obamacare

    07/29/2014 7:34:49 AM PDT · by SteveH · 5 replies
    Politico ^ | July 28, 2014 | Michsel F. Cannon
    And it is precisely because of Gruberís intellect and profound familiarity with the PPACA that his attempts to explain away his past statements are not credible. Gruberís first attempt was, in essence, ďDude, I flaked.Ē He said his comments were the verbal equivalent of a ďtypoĒ ó a ďspeak-o,Ē as he called it. Then another recording from 2012 emerged in which Gruber said exactly the same thing to a different audience. This was not a ďspeak-o.Ē It was part of a presentation Gruber had given multiple times.
  • Federal undercover investigation signs up fake applicants for ACA coverage, subsidies

    07/22/2014 4:52:24 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 22, 2014 | Amy Goldstein
    In undercover tests of the new federal health insurance marketplace, government investigators have been able to procure health plans and federal subsidies for fake applicants with fictitious documents, according to findings that will be disclosed to lawmakers on Wednesday. The results of the inquiry by the Government Accountability Office are evidence of still-imperfect work by specialists intended to assist new insurance customers and government contractors hired to verify that coverage and subsidies are legitimate. The GAO also pointed to flaws that linger in the marketplaceís Web site, HealthCare.gov. According to testimony to be delivered before a House Ways and Means...
  • NY Gov. Cuomo launches new third party to promote late-term abortion

    07/19/2014 4:47:46 AM PDT · by topher · 113 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Fri Jul 18, 2014 - 4:39 pm EST | Ben Johnson
    ALBANY, NY Ė New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday he would form a new third party in the state centered around his late-term abortion expansion program. The formation of the Womenís Equality Party, which is designed to further the Democrats' national ďwar on womenĒ campaign theme, was announced at a gala on Thursday.
  • Michele Bachmann, Van Jones spar on border fight

    07/16/2014 2:20:36 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 9 replies
    politico.com ^ | July 15, 2014 | LUCY MCCALMONT
    CNNís Van Jones went head to head Tuesday with Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann over the border crisis, saying the congresswoman crossed the line in scapegoating the surge of unaccompanied migrant children for crimes committed by other undocumented immigrants. ďAre you scapegoating every one of these kids?Ē Jones asked Bachmann, a Minnesota Republican, on CNNís ďCrossfire.Ē ďWell, hold on a second. There are lines that canít be crossed here. Iím sorry congresswoman, Iím sorry congresswoman. There are lines that canít be crossed here.Ē Bachmann, who acknowledged that 57,000 children have crossed Americaís southern border into the country in recent months, also...
  • Supreme Court voids 35-foot abortion clinic protest buffer

    06/26/2014 7:51:40 AM PDT · by dware · 62 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06.26.2014 | FOX
    WASHINGTON Ė The Supreme Court has struck down a 35-foot protest-free zone outside abortion clinics in Massachusetts. The justices were unanimous Thursday that extending a buffer zone 35 feet from clinic entrances violates the First Amendment rights of protesters. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Chief Justice John Roberts says authorities have less intrusive ways to deal with problems outside the clinics.
  • Progressives Have Been Caught Covering Up Their Real Goals Yet AGAIN In The Hobby Lobby Case

    07/05/2014 6:40:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Draw and STRIKE! ^ | July 3, 2014 | Brian Cates
    Amazing how many people think the Hobby Lobby decision was about forcing the company to provide birth control to it's employees. Hobby Lobby was ALREADY providing birth control coverage to it's employees. 16 different types of it, in fact. What can we draw from the fact that many of the people blathering about this case don't know that? The real issue in the Hobby Lobby case was whether the government could force private businesses/corporations into providing abortifacients. First of all, let's be clear: abortion/taking an abortifacient is not birth control. I don't care how many shrieking leftists say different. Birth...
  • According to the Supreme Court, Corporations Have More Religious Freedom Than Taxpayers

    07/01/2014 5:36:28 PM PDT · by unlearner · 24 replies
    Forbes ^ | 7/1/2014 | Avik Roy
    For all of the non-stop wall-to-wall coverage of yesterdayís Supreme Court decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobbyóin which the Court ruled that the government doesnít have the authority to force ďclosely-held corporationsĒ to violate their religious beliefsóa simple fact has been lost. The ruling did not overturn a single word of the ďAffordable Care Act,Ē otherwise known as Obamacare. Nor did the Supreme Court prevent the government from requiring that taxpayers finance abortion-related services. Pro-life activistsóand Obamacare opponentsóare cheering today. But when they sit down and reflect, theyíll realize that they havenít won a thing. The Supremes endorsed the White...
  • Nearly 70% of Americans favor euthanasia

    06/22/2014 5:18:19 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 99 replies
    Red State ^ | June 20, 2014 | streiff
    When a person has a disease that cannot be cured, do you think doctors should be allowed by law to end the patientís life by some painless means if the patient and his or her family request it? At first blush, the idea that a euthanasia should be allowed seems to follow a logic. If a person is suffering and wishes to end that suffering then who has the right to tell them no? It is their life, right? Only some troglodyte Bible thumper could possibly deny a person the simple mercy of ending their suffering. In this way it...
  • Poll: Many still struggle to pay health premiums (Zerocare lies strike again)

    06/19/2014 10:06:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 19, 2014 11:28 AM EDT | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
    Most people who signed up under President Barack Obamaís health care law rate their new insurance highly, but a substantial number are struggling with the cost, according to a poll released Thursday. The survey from the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation provides findings that both sides in the health care debate can seize on. Itís an ambitious look at people who buy their coverage individually; theyíre the ones most affected by the Affordable Care Act. [Ö] Despite the availability of generous subsidies, 4 in 10 of those who bought a plan that meets the lawís specifications said they had difficulty paying...
  • 'Abortion Comedy' Director Hates Fox News: 'Those Peopleís Heads Talking That I Want to Punch'

    06/16/2014 4:43:20 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 51 replies
    News Busters ^ | June 16 2014 | Tim Graham
    Gillian Robespierre, the feminist director of the abortion comedy Obvious Child, is not a fan of Fox News, as she revealed in an interview with Matt Juul Wednesday in the Boston Globe. Asked about sexism and feminist hashtags on Twitter, she said "like, Iím watching a lot of CNBC and Fox News in these [expletive] hotel rooms and itís just making my head spin. It just makes me really sad. It doesnít feel like weíve come too far, but then it feels like we have come far because weíre talking about it right now." It makes her have violent thoughts...
  • Vitter Says He'd Consider Medicaid Expansion

    06/16/2014 12:58:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    WHLT ^ | Jun 16, 2014 | Melinda Deslatte
    Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter, running to be Louisiana's next governor, is leaving the door open to a possible expansion of the state's Medicaid program to cover more of the working poor, as allowed under the federal health care law. Vitter said Monday that he's not opposed to the expansion if Louisiana can improve the performance of its Medicaid program and if the expansion doesn't draw state resources away from other spending priorities like higher education.
  • UnitedHealthcare to cut doctors for Mass. seniors

    06/08/2014 10:51:22 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 25 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 06/07/2014 | Tracy Jan
    National insurance giant UnitedHealthcare plans to cut up to 700 Massachusetts doctors from its physician network for seniors enrolled in its private Medicare plan as a way to control costs, according to company officials. For elderly patients enrolled in the plan, the cuts mean they will have to find a new doctor or eventually switch to a new health plan that covers their current doctor. The move, effective Sept. 1, follows similar cuts made by the insurer to its Medicare Advantage provider networks in 11 other states... There is also pending legislation in Congress to prevent health plans from cutting...
  • Judge Grants Injunction Against Contraception-Abortifacient Mandate

    06/07/2014 1:58:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 5, 2014 - 2:50 PM | Kelly Lawyer
    Yesterday, a federal judge in Oklahoma granted a temporary health care mandate injunction to approximately 200 Catholic employers. According to the Preliminary Injunction, the employers do not have to provide coverage for contraceptives, including those that cause abortions, and are exempt from all fines and penalties. [Ö] The lawsuit (filed by the Catholic Benefits Association [CBA]) is unique because it includes Catholic-owned businesses, as well as non-exempt ministries and churches, CBA says in a statement provided to MRCTV. Ö
  • Now application 'inconsistencies' vex health law (over 2 million who signed up for Husseincare)

    06/04/2014 3:29:38 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    MSN ^ | 6/04/14 | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
    WASHINGTON (AP) - A huge new paperwork headache for the government could also be jeopardizing coverage for some of the millions of people who just got health insurance under President Barack Obama's law. A government document provided to The Associated Press indicates that at least 2 million people enrolled for taxpayer-subsidized private health insurance have data discrepancies in their applications that, if unresolved, could affect what they pay for coverage, or even their legal right to benefits. The final number affected could well be higher. According to the administration the 2 million figure reflects only consumers who signed up through...
  • Feds to Consider Paying Doctors for End-of-Life Planning (Death Panels Resurrected)

    06/02/2014 9:36:04 AM PDT · by abb · 33 replies
    Stateline ^ | June 1, 2014 | Michael Ollove
    The federal government may reimburse doctors for talking to Medicare patients and their families about ďadvance care planning,Ē including living wills and end-of-life treatment options ó potentially rekindling one of the fiercest storms in the Affordable Care Act debate. A similar provision was in an early draft of the federal health care law, but in 2009, former Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin took to Facebook to accuse President Barack Obama of proposing ďdeath panelsĒ to determine who deserved life-sustaining medical care. Amid an outcry on the right, the provision was stripped from the legislation. Now, quietly, the proposal is headed...
  • GOPís Obamacare fears come true: A national enrollment system under Obamacare.

    06/01/2014 11:52:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/01/2014 | By KYLE CHENEY and JENNIFER HABERKORN
    Liberals wanted a national enrollment system under Obamacare. They might just get it. Right now, 36 states rely on HealthCare.gov, the federal exchange, to enroll people in health coverage. At least two more states are opting in next year, with a few others likely to follow. Only two states are trying to get out. Thatís precisely the opposite of the Affordable Care Actís original intent: 50 exchanges run by 50 states. The federal option was supposed to be a limited and temporary fallback. But a shift to a bigger, more permanent Washington-controlled system is instead underway ó without preparation, funding...
  • Cochran Accidentally Calls Obamacare 'Important Effort of the Federal Government'

    05/31/2014 1:01:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | May 31, 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    BILOXI, Mississippi ó When Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) goes on the record with reporters, it always seems to bring a surprise or two. This time, in an interview with veteran Washington Post reporter Dan Balz at a campaign stop, Cochran accidentally called Obamacare ďan example of an important effort by the federal government to help make health care available, accessible and affordable.Ē ďIím glad to be involved in that effort,Ē Cochran added. According to Balz, Cochran was asked how he evaluated the state of play over the health care law. But afterward, a Cochran adviser phoned Balz to claim it...
  • Rep. Brown: 4 Million Will Die in Florida Without Expansion of Health Care

    05/31/2014 1:01:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 30, 2014 - 1:56 PM | Eric Scheiner
    Rep. Corrine Brown (D-Fla.) says that over 4 million Florida residents will die if Medicaid is not expanded there. ďIn fact, weíve got over 4 million people that need medical expansion of health care that we are sending back, thatís going to die because theyíre not getting the quality health care that they need,Ē Brown said during Wednesday nightís Veteranís Affairs Committee hearing. Brown was being critical of Gov. Rick Scottís (R-Fla.) move to sue the U.S. Department of Veteranís Affairs for not allowing state hospital officials to inspect federal medical care facilities. Ö
  • Fast food CEO: Minimum wage hikes closing locations

    05/30/2014 11:53:50 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 101 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 5/30/14 | cnbc
    CKE Restaurants' roots began in California roughly seven decades ago, but you won't see the parent company of Carl's Jr. and Hardee's expanding there much anymore. Related Stories What's causing what company CEO Andy Puzder describes as "very little growth" in the state? In part it's because "the minimum wage is so high so it's harder to come up with profitable business models," Puzder said in an interview. The state's minimum wage is set to rise to $9 in July, making it among the nation's highest, and $10 by January 2016. In cities in other states where the minimum wage...
  • HHS Document Reveals Scope of Obamacare Rollout Disaster

    05/28/2014 5:58:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/28/14 | Tom Fitton
    Type ďObamacare rollout disasterĒ into the Google search engine, and you get approximately 290,000 results, most of them dating back to the days immediately following the catastrophic October 2013 launch of Healthcare.gov. Significantly, however, the most recent results focus on the Judicial Watch release on May 19, 2014. Thatís the date Judicial Watch released a 106-page document we obtained on May 1 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that reveals the shocking details of the rollout disaster. Though the Obama administration tried to cover up the full extent of the website failure in the days following...
  • States face new cost concerns with Medicaid surge

    05/27/2014 4:06:30 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 27, 2014 3:11 AM EDT | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
    From California to Rhode Island, states are confronting new concerns that their Medicaid costs will rise as a result of the federal health care law. Thatís likely to revive the debate about how federal decisions can saddle states with unanticipated expenses. Before President Barack Obamaís law expanded Medicaid eligibility, millions of people who already were entitled to its safety-net coverage were not enrolled. Those same people are now signing up in unexpectedly high numbers, partly because of publicity about getting insured under the law. For states red or blue, the catch is that they must use more of their own...
  • Will GOP pass O-Care replacement?

    05/26/2014 3:59:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/26/14 06:19 AM EDT | Molly K. Hooper
    House conservatives will press their leaders this week to move on an ObamaCare replacement bill before the August recess. But itís unclear if there are enough votes to pass it. According to several GOP lawmakers, members of the conservative-leaning Republican Study Committee (RSC) plan to wear lapel pins to the weekly conference meeting that state, ďHR 3121, Thereís a Better WayĒ as a sign of support for moving a bill that is co-sponsored by 130 House Republicans. Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) the lead sponsor of H.R. 3121, the ďAmerican Health Care Reform Act of 2013,Ē told The Hill that RSC...
  • IRS Bars Employers from Dumping Workers into Health Exchanges

    05/26/2014 1:47:18 PM PDT · by rusty schucklefurd · 72 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 25, 2014 | Robert Pear
    Many employers had thought they could shift health costs to the government by sending their employees to a health insurance exchange with a tax-free contribution of cash to help pay premiums, but the Obama administration has squelched the idea in a new ruling.
  • The VA Death Panels (Saturbray)

    05/24/2014 11:00:46 AM PDT · by bray · 4 replies
    www.braylog.com ^ | 5/24/14 | bray
    For I will restore you to health and I will heal you of your wounds delares the Lord, because they have called you an outcast, saying: ďIt is Zion; no one cares for her.Ēí Jeremiah 30:17 Why should anyone be surprised there were death lists at the VA, it is the natural process of Marxism. There is no way a socialist enterprise can compete with a free market one due to the lack of profit incentives which are replaced with political ones. There is no natural selection or efficiency necessities due to budgeting and making dollars go as far as...
  • Liberals Wanted to use the VA as a Model for National Health Care

    05/24/2014 11:18:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 05/24/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    ObamaCare could have been even worse. (via James Taranto)In 2009, the Campaign for America‚Äôs Future, a collection of influential lefties within the Democratic Party, ran a blog post that proposed to use the VA as a national health care model.CAF events had featured Obama, Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren. It was an influential organization pushing the party further to the left.The post was by health care consultant Joe Paduda, who recently dismissed the people suffering under ObamaCare by writing, ‚Äú‚ÄėWhen one person suffers it is a tragedy, when millions do, it is a statistic.‚Äô As abhorrent as quoting Josef Stalin...
  • Planned Parenthood Counselor Failed to Report Rape by Sex Predator Tyler Kost -- It Was a 'Hassle'

    05/23/2014 9:11:13 PM PDT · by topher · 8 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 14-May-2014 | Leonardo Blair
    Abortion advocate Planned Parenthood is under investigation after it was revealed that one of the organization's counselors in Arizona failed to report a rape allegedly carried out by accused 18-year-old serial predator, Tyler Kost, because it was too much of a "hassle." Kost, of San Tan Valley, Arizona, was recently charged with assaulting 11 girls between the ages of 12 and 17, spanning the period from October 2009 to April 2014, according to Fox News. Authorities, however, believe that he has assaulted at least 18 students from Poston Butte High School.
  • Medi-Cal expands to cover 30 percent of Californians

    05/20/2014 7:44:31 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 13 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | 05/20/2014 | Dan Walters
    A half-century ago, a governor named Brown persuaded the California Legislature to embark on what those involved thought would be a modest new program of health care for poor Californians. Medi-Cal, as it was dubbed, was California's version of the national Medicaid program that had been attached to the new Medicare system of health care for the elderly. At the time, California's poor obtained medical care, if they did, from either charity or county-owned hospitals, and Medi-Cal was seen as a way of easing the burden on the counties' taxpayers. But as one of the participants in the Medi-Cal legislation,...
  • US Subpoenas Oregon Insurance Website Documents

    05/20/2014 3:23:53 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 7 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 21, 2014 | GOSIA WOZNIACKA
    The governor's office says federal prosecutors have subpoenaed state records for a grand jury investigation of the troubled Cover Oregon health insurance website. The state abandoned its plans for an independent site after it didn't work. They decided to switch to the federal portal, the first state to do so. The governor's office released subpoenas Tuesday issued by the U.S. attorney's office. They demand records of communications between state officials involved in developing the website, five of whom have resigned.
  • Free preventive care can still cost

    05/20/2014 4:21:01 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | May 19, 2014 | By BRETT NORMAN
    ďFreeĒ preventive health care is one of Obamacareís chief selling points. But as millions of newly covered people begin to seek that benefit, some are still getting stuck with bills. The Affordable Care Act requires insurers to pay the full cost of services like cholesterol checks, womenís birth control, immunizations, colonoscopy screenings and a host of other items. It also covers ďwell visitsĒ for children and adults ó periodic checkups not triggered by a particular health complaint. But does a free colonoscopy cover just the screening or the immediate removal of polyps, too? Does the smoking-cessation benefit include counseling, medication...
  • Obama administration focuses on following through

    05/20/2014 11:07:04 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 20, 2014 12:59 PM EDT | Julie Pace
    Burned by the failed rollout of his health care law, President Barack Obama is seeking to build a team for the final years of his administration where management expertise may trump keen political or legislative skills. Gone from the White House are nearly all the high-profile political gurus who ran Obamaís two presidential campaigns. In their place are mostly lesser-known figures who have spent years in government, often in the type of policy implementation jobs that only make the news when something goes wrong. The shift is in part an indication of the White Houseís low expectations for passing new...
  • Financial advisor: Obamacare encourages divorce, other scams to 'bilk' the system

    05/20/2014 8:04:38 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 6 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 20 2014 | Paul Bedard
    With a little tax planning -- or even divorce -- wealthy Americans can easily bilk Obamacare out of tens of thousands of dollars in taxpayer subsidies to cover their insurance costs, according to a ďhow-toĒ written by a well-known financial advisor. David John Marotta, of Marotta Wealth Management in Charlottesville, Va., said just a few lifestyle changes would enable a family that owns a business providing income of $140,000 to legally win enough subsidies to cover all but $600 of a $10,825 Obamacare silver plan policy. ďIn trying to make Obamacare a middle-class entitlement, the legislation encourages even wealthy people...
  • Obama criticizes Republicans for focusing on Benghazi, Obamacare

    05/19/2014 5:32:12 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 87 replies
    Thomson Reuters Foundation ^ | 5/20/2014 | Thomson Reuters Foundation ,Steve Holland
    WASHINGTON, May 19 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama chastised his Republican opponents on Monday for focusing criticism on the events surrounding the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, and on his signature healthcare law."The debate we're having now is about what, Benghazi? Obamacare? And it becomes this endless loop. It's not serious. It's not speaking to the real concerns that people have," Obama said.He was speaking to more than 60 people at a fundraising dinner for Democratic candidates for the House of Representatives.The event took place at a physician's home in the Washington suburb of Potomac, Maryland, as Obama...