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  • Phila. area faces hefty increases in Affordable Care Act rates

    10/17/2016 4:09:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer via ^ | October 17, 2016 — 6:06 PM EDT | Harold Brubaker
    Because of market turmoil and decisions by United Healthcare and Aetna to withdraw from Affordable Care Act exchanges in Pennsylvania for 2017, the remaining insurer in the Philadelphia area, Independence Blue Cross, has been granted bigger rate increase — 28 percent — than it requested in the spring, the state Insurance Department said Monday. Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller said additional companies beyond United and Aetna were considering ending their ACA individual-exchange businesses in Pennsylvania. If that happened, some counties might have been left without any offerings on the exchange, which is where individuals have to buy plans to qualify for...
  • Study: Obamacare Penalizes Americans Who Work Full-time

    10/13/2016 12:24:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 11, 2016 | 3:25 PM EDT | Penny Starr
    A new study on the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, produced by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University shows that the health care law penalizes Americans who work full-time, will reduce the number of full-time workers, and rewards those who work less. “The ACA’s employment taxes create strong incentives to work less,” the study, The Affordable Care Act and the New Economics of Part-Time Work, states. “The health subsidies’ structure will put millions in a position in which working part-time (29 hours or fewer, as defined by the ACA) will yield more disposable income than working their normal full-time...
  • GOP seeks to block ObamaCare settlements with insurers

    10/06/2016 5:14:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/05/16 05:28 PM EDT | Peter Sullivan and Sarah Ferris
    Republicans in Congress are plotting ways to block the Obama administration from paying insurance companies hundreds of millions of dollars as part of an ObamaCare program. GOP lawmakers say they are looking at “a dozen” options — including a possible provision in the year-end spending bill — to prevent the administration from using an obscure fund within the Treasury Department to pay out massive settlements to insurers. The insurance companies are suing over a shortfall in an ObamaCare program that they say is damaging their businesses. Settling the cases could help insurers deal with losses on the ObamaCare marketplaces, but...
  • UnitedHealth sued over prescription drug co-pay costs

    10/05/2016 5:10:37 PM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies
    CNBC ^ | ‎10‎/‎5‎/‎2016‎
    UnitedHealth Group has been sued by three customers who accused the largest U.S. health insurer of charging co-payments for prescription drugs that were higher than their actual cost and pocketing the difference. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in federal court in Minnesota by three UnitedHealth customers, seeks to represent a nationwide class that it says could include "tens of thousands" of people insured by UnitedHealth. The lawsuit said Minnesota-based UnitedHealth and affiliated companies charged customers co-payments for drugs that were significantly higher than prices it negotiated with pharmacies for those drugs. For example, the lawsuit claims, one class member paid a...
  • Obama's Ideas to Fix Obamacare: Expand Medicaid, Offer a 'Public Option'

    10/04/2016 11:50:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 54 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 4, 2016 | 8:43 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    President Barack Obama is “quite proud” that his signature health care law has expanded coverage to 20 million more Americans. But he admits the law could be strengthened, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said on Monday. “The president does have some ideas for things that we could do to further strengthen Obamacare. The first is to find a way to ensure that every state across the country is expanding Medicaid, consistent with what was envisioned in the law.” Earnest said “too many Republican governors” have blocked Medicaid expansion “just because of political differences” with Obama. But some of those governors...
  • This Just In: Obamacare Collapsing

    10/03/2016 5:24:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 03, 2016 | Michael Walsh
    The whole idea behind the scam known as Obamacare — from its Stalinist passage along a strict party line vote, to its ludicrous state “exchanges,” to its predictably parlous financial condition, to its misuse of a politicized IRS to act as its enforcer, to its destruction of the reputation of a pusillanimous and cowardly chief justice John Roberts — was to wreck the American private-insurance industry so dramatically that a demoralized and anxious public would demand socialized medicine, aka a “single-payer” system. That day is now here. […]The departing president, the woman who seeks to replace him and nearly one-third...
  • Minnesota regulator: Insurance market in dire situation

    10/02/2016 8:35:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 30, 2016 3:24 PM EDT | Kyle Potter
    Minnesota’s individual health care market is in “an emergency situation,” the state’s top industry regulator said Friday, noting that it took the approval of massive rate increases to persuade all its remaining insurance companies not to pull out for next year. After a major insurer’s exit from the market earlier this year, the state scrambled to convince the seven remaining companies to continue offering plans to those residents who aren’t covered by an employer or through a public program, Department of Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman said. The state agreed to rate increases that range from an average of 50 percent...
  • Memo to Congress: No ObamaCare Bailouts

    09/28/2016 10:11:27 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Investor’s Business Daily ^ | 09/27/2016 | Nathan Nascimento
    Friday afternoons are the Obama administration’s preferred time to release information it doesn’t want the public to see. Case in point: On Sept. 9, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) quietly released a memo indicating its intention to bail out the health insurance companies participating in the Affordable Care Act. Congress — and the American people — should pay attention. Such a bailout is one of the administration’s top goals between now and Dec. 31. But spending billions of taxpayer dollars would only prop up a failing law that continues to harm the people it was supposed to...
  • Census Bureau: 118,395,000 on 'Government Health Insurance' in 2015; 28,966,000 Uninsured…[tr]

    09/13/2016 10:56:16 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 13, 2016 | 10:47 AM EDT | Terence P. Jeffrey
    There were approximately 118,395,000 people in the United States who had “government health insurance” at some time during 2015 and 28,966,000 who were uninsured for the entire year, according to numbers released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. The number on government health insurance was up 10,108,000 from 2013, when 108,287,000 people in the United States had government health insurance, according to the Census Bureau. […] Table 1 in the report shows the numbers that the Census Bureau estimated for each type of health insurance coverage based on its Current Population Survey. A footnote to the Table states: “The estimates...
  • Obamacare Shrinks Economy through Medicaid Expansion and Tax Credit Cliffs

    09/07/2016 10:19:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Competitive Enterprise Institute ^ | September 6, 2016 | Hans Bader
    Obamacare’s expansion of Medicaid reduced employment in those states that participated in it by a statistically significant extent, according to a recent study by Georgetown University’s Tomas Wind:“I find a significant negative relationship between Medicaid expansion and labor force participation, in which expanding Medicaid is associated with 1.5 to 3 percentage point drop in labor force participation.”As Wind notes, Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion provided an unusually good test case for the effects of a government program, since it went into effect in some states but not others during the covered period. […] Ironically, despite its enormous cost of billions of dollars...
  • 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,...
  • Last chance? Obama administration proposes health law fixes

    08/29/2016 5:09:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 29, 2016 6:01 PM EDT | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
    In one of its last chances to tinker with the president’s signature health care law, the Obama administration Monday proposed a series of fixes and adjustments for 2018, when the White House will have a new occupant. The changes are detailed in a highly technical draft regulation, nearly 300 pages long. Insurers and consumer advocates were trying to decipher its implications Monday evening. The proposal would update the health insurance marketplace’s premium stabilization system to reflect concerns that insurers have raised. It also proposes changes to a current five-year ban on companies returning to the health law’s markets after they...
  • Obamacare Critic: 'Premiums Are Going Up, Up, Up'

    08/18/2016 9:17:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 18, 2016 | 4:48 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    When Obamacare’s fourth open enrollment period begins on November 1, many customers will face fewer insurance options and much higher prices. “Only the sick people sign up. And that’s why the premiums are going up, up, up,” said Obamacare critic Betsy McCaughey, who is the former Lt. Gov. of New York. Premiums will go up by double digits, she predicted — “20 percent for the biggest plans in New York, 40 percent in Tennessee, and somewhere in between around the country.” …
  • 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...
  • Obama: Honesty Is ‘Absolutely Necessary’ Trait for a President

    07/24/2016 11:27:45 AM PDT · by PROCON · 78 replies ^ | July 24, 2016 | David Rutz
    President Obama said in an interview with CBS airing Sunday that honesty was “absolutely necessary” for a president in order to build trust with the American people. Obama has endorsed his former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, to succeed him in the White House. In the wake of her private email scandal and the FBI’s revelation that she was “extremely careless” with classified material, Clinton’s honesty numbers with the public are dismal. The FBI also refuted Clinton’s constant claim that she never sent or received classified material on her server, which she has dismissed as a mere “mistake.” “FDR and...
  • Court: Birth control mandate violates religious rights

    07/22/2016 8:29:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 22, 2016 9:58 PM EDT | David A. Lieb
    A federal judge has ruled in favor of a Missouri lawmaker who cited religious objections while challenging the inclusion of birth control coverage in his government-provided health insurance. State Sen. Paul Wieland said Friday that the ruling, while applying only to his family, could serve as a guide for others seeking to challenge the application of a section of President Barack Obama’s health care law that requires insurers to include coverage of contraceptives. “I think this sets a precedent, so that if anybody else has religious convictions and they find these drugs offensive … they can use this as a...
  • New peak for US health care spending: $10,345 per person

    07/13/2016 4:44:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 13, 2016 5:21 PM EDT | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
    The nation’s health care tab this year is expected to surpass $10,000 per person for the first time, the government said Wednesday. The new peak means the Obama administration will pass the problem of high health care costs on to its successor. The report from number crunchers at the Department of Health and Human Services projects that health care spending will grow at a faster rate than the national economy over the coming decade. That squeezes the ability of federal and state governments, not to mention employers and average citizens, to pay. Growth is projected to average 5.8 percent from...
  • Director Affleck Casts Literal Bible Believers as 'Neanderthals'

    06/08/2007 7:56:31 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 70 replies · 2,342+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    As NewsBuster Geoffrey Dickens has noted, Ben Affleck appeared on yesterday evening's edition of Hardball. And while it's true that the actor/director/Dem activist offered a generally innocuous analysis, he did manage to engage in a bit of religious bigotry. Affleck's foul foray arose in the course of his discussion of the way the various Republican candidates have dealt with the issue of evolution and creationism. Talk turned to the former governor of Arkansas. BEN AFFLECK: I think Huckabee actually framed his position in a much less dramatic way than had been made out. Which was he said it could...
  • Gen. Flynn on Abortion: 'Woman Have to Be Able to Choose'

    07/10/2016 7:58:25 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 77 replies
    ABC This Week ^ | July 10, 2016
    Possible Trump VP pick Gen. Michael Flynn on abortion: "Woman have to be able to choose." #ThisWeek
  • Meet the Leftist Reverend Behind the Dallas Black Lives Matter Protest

    07/08/2016 9:56:04 AM PDT · by maggief · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 8, 2016 | Jen Lawrence
    The lead organizer of the Dallas protest where snipers opened fire on police officers has made several disturbing comments on his social media. A Breitbart News review of Jeff Hood’s internet footprint revealed regular posts about the apocalypse, violent retribution to police, and Hood even recently posted about the 2013 death of a self proclaimed “social justice warrior” who committed suicide by lighting himself on fire in front of a shopping mall in Texas. Video of Hood speaking on camera just after the attack surfaced on social media where Hood talks about “leading the protest” (snip) Reverend Hood closely follows...
  • After Medical Marijuana Legalized, Medicare Prescriptions Drop For Many Drugs

    07/06/2016 7:19:24 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    npr ^ | 07/06/2016
    Prescription drug prices continue to climb, putting the pinch on consumers. Some older Americans appear to be seeking an alternative to mainstream medicines that has become easier to get legally in many parts of the country. Just ask Cheech and Chong. Research published Wednesday found that states that legalized medical marijuana — which is sometimes recommended for symptoms like chronic pain, anxiety or depression — saw declines in the number of Medicare prescriptions for drugs used to treat those conditions and a dip in spending by Medicare Part D, which covers the cost on prescription medications. Because the prescriptions for...
  • Court Strikes Down Obama Health Care Rule on Insurance Standards

    07/05/2016 6:50:58 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 5, 2016 | ROBERT PEAR
    WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court has ruled that consumers must be allowed to buy certain types of health insurance that do not meet the stringent standards of the Affordable Care Act, deciding that the administration had gone beyond the terms of federal law. The court struck down a rule issued by the Obama administration that barred the sale of such insurance as a separate stand-alone product. “Disagreeing with Congress’s expressly codified policy choices isn’t a luxury administrative agencies enjoy,” the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said on Friday in a decision that criticized...
  • Elite NYC school teaching kindergartners about 'white privilege'

    07/02/2016 4:19:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Fox ^ | July 2, 2016 | Paul Sperry
    An elite Manhattan school is teaching white students as young as 6 that they’re born racist and should feel guilty benefiting from “white privilege,” while heaping praise and cupcakes on their black peers. Administrators at the Bank Street School for Children on the Upper West Side claim it’s a novel approach to fighting discrimination, and that several other private New York schools are doing it, but even liberal parents aren’t buying it. They complain the K-8 school of 430 kids is separating whites in classes where they’re made to feel awful about their “whiteness,” and all the “kids of color”...
  • About 1.6M drop-outs from health law coverage this year

    06/30/2016 8:53:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 30, 2016 6:39 PM EDT | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
    About 1.6 million people who signed up for coverage this year under President Barack Obama’s health care law dropped out by the end of March, according to administration figures released late Thursday. The report from the Health and Human Services department said some 11.1 million people were still signed up. But that’s a drop of nearly 13 percent from the 12.7 million who initially enrolled for subsidized private coverage this year. Those dropouts failed to seal the deal by paying their premiums. …
  • An Abortion Business was fined $77 for a Patient Death; The Average Animal Shelter Fine: $5,305

    06/28/2016 5:26:06 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 9 replies
    Presentation Right to Life ^ | April 3, 2015 | CharlesOConnell
    Abortion Clinic That allegedly Killed Woman and Failed Inspection Just Gets $77 Fine Dog Pounds Are Better Regulated Than Abortion Businesses John Jansen April 3, 2015 | Chicago, Illinois | LifeNewsImagine you run a shoddy abortion clinic that amasses a $36,000 fine by your state’s health department after an 18-year old patient dies. “Women’s Aid Center” Abortion Business “Providing the Support and Care You Deserve”You file for bankruptcy, but your case is dismissed.Then, you close out your bank account, dissolve your old company, change your name, and move to a different location.When the state comes calling, you say the old...
  • WHOLE WOMAN’S HEALTH v. HELLERSTEDT - First: NULLIFY; Second: LIMIT (as with all SCOTUS Decisions

    06/27/2016 11:14:45 AM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 20 replies ^ | June 27, 2016 | Supreme Court of the U.S.
    See link for opinion which is void of good-faith constitutionally-based reasoning.
  • In Voisine v. US, SCOTUS just ruled people convicted of domestic violence can't buy guns

    06/27/2016 9:17:13 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 46 replies
    AOL ^ | June 27, 2016 | Marie Solis
    On Monday, in the case of Voisine v. the United States, the United States Supreme Court handed down a decision that prohibits people convicted of domestic violence from purchasing guns in a 6-2 vote, according to SCOTUSBlog. This was the case of two Maine men who were convicted on state domestic violence charges and then found with firearms and charged with violating a federal law that prohibits domestic abusers from having firearms," reads the live blog. "The question was whether their convictions qualified under the statute."
  • Breaking: SCOTUS Strikes Down Texas Abortion Laws

    06/27/2016 7:10:19 AM PDT · by NRx · 274 replies
    WaPo ^ | 06-27-2016 | Staff
    The Supreme Court struck down Texas abortion restrictions that had caused more than half of the state’s abortion clinics to close.
  • 'Daily Show' slammed for controversial tweet on Texas abortion ruling

    06/27/2016 3:15:07 PM PDT · by pburgh01 · 29 replies
    "The Daily Show" is under fire for a tweet they sent out many are calling out of line. In response to the Supreme Court's decision Monday to strike down a Texas law regulating abortion clinics, the "Daily Show" tweeted, "Celebrate the #SCOTUS ruling! Go knock someone up in Texas!"
  • Supreme Court set to rule on abortion clinic restrictions

    06/26/2016 6:52:25 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 26, 2016 | Supreme Court set to rule on abortion clinic restrictions
    The Supreme Court on Monday is poised to once again enter the fray on the abortion issue, an already divisive subject complicated by election-year politics and a split bench that may lack the votes to rule definitively. The high court will wrap up its work for the summer by issuing a judgment on how far Texas can go to regulate abortion clinics in the state, and whether those provisions have the effect of limiting first-trimester abortions guaranteed by the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling. Texas reproductive clinics are asking the justices to keep their facilities open in the face of...
  • HHS Reinterprets Law to Allow California Abortion Mandate

    06/25/2016 3:59:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | June 25, 2016 | Congressman Joe Pitts
    In 2004 Congress passed the Weldon amendment, which said that no state can discriminate against a healthcare entity because it refuses to participate in abortions. The language includes states discriminating against a health plan that decides not to cover abortion. If the state does, according to the amendment, it will lose its federal funding. In August 2014, California informed its health insurers that they would no longer be allowed to offer health plans that exclude elective abortions. Insurers complied, as one might expect, and suddenly, no one in California could purchase health insurance that didn't pay for the death of...
  • Evangelical Leader Endorses Pro-Abortion Hillary Clinton: “We’re Praying for Sister Hillary”

    06/23/2016 4:26:45 PM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies ^ | June 22, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    An Evangelical Christian leader went against the grain of her religious subset’s strong pro-life stance this week and endorsed pro-abortion candidate Hillary Clinton for president. Deborah Fikes is the executive advisor to the World Evangelical Alliance, which works with churches in 129 countries to spread the Christian message. The Hill reports Fikes voiced her personal support for Clinton on Tuesday after a meeting between Christian leaders and likely Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. She called Clinton “trustworthy” and Trump “un-Christian” as she gave her personal endorsement to the pro-abortion candidate. “Hillary Clinton is the leader who people of faith are...
  • Abortion, race, immigration among last Supreme Court cases

    06/21/2016 8:29:42 PM PDT · by cardinal4 · 15 replies
    AP ^ | 21 June 2016 | Mark Sherman
    WASHINGTON — It happens every June. The Supreme Court nears the finish line with the most contentious cases still to be resolved. This year is no exception. Among the court's eight remaining cases are regulation of Texas abortion clinics, race in college admissions, protections for people living in the U.S. illegally and the public corruption conviction of Virginia's former governor.
  • Teen Mom Rejects Abortion After Rape, Now Child Protective Services Has Taken Her Baby

    06/17/2016 10:19:41 PM PDT · by kathsua · 95 replies
    Life News ^ | Jun 17, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    An Alabama group is alleging that a young rape victim who chose life for her son experienced another traumatic situation this week when government workers took the newborn away from her. According to Terri LaPoint, a writer for Health Impact News who witnessed the situation, the 14-year-old girl allegedly was raped by a 19-year-old and became pregnant. The unnamed girl chose life for her son and gave birth to him on Monday in Alabaster, Alabama. The 14-year-old received several visits from the hospital social worker after her son was born; and on Wednesday, LaPoint said government officials from the state...
  • She Went From Being an Abortion Clinic Owner to a Pro-Life Activist. Here’s How

    06/13/2016 10:10:10 PM PDT · by kathsua · 2 replies
    Life News ^ | Jun 13, 2016 | Emily Derois
    Carol Everett was the owner of two abortion clinics and the director of four. She has since become pro-life and now shares her story to further the pro-life movement. Everett’s association with the abortion industry began in 1973, after her husband and physician pressured her to abort her third child. The mental effects of her abortion sent her life spiraling downward. She said she began drinking, had an affair, and eventually left her husband. She then started working for a medical supply company. Through this job Everett said she saw how much money is available in the abortion business, and...
  • Vatican Official Uncritically ‘Welcomes’ UN Development Goal – Despite its Pro-Abortion Language

    06/13/2016 8:50:16 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 6/10/16 | Pete Baklinski
    GENEVA, Switzerland, June 10, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Pope Francis’ representative to the United Nations told the World Health Assembly in Switzerland last month that the Holy See “welcomes” goal 3 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), focused on ensuring “healthy lives,” and the goal’s 13 targets. However, the representative is coming under fire because one of the 13 targets included in his praise, specifically target 3.7, calls for “universal access to sexual and reproductive health care services.” The UN defined these terms at the 1994 Cairo conference to mean providing women with “modern contraception” for “family planning” and with “safe...
  • ObamaCare Is Killing The Blues

    06/28/2016 3:05:17 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 43 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 6/28/2016 | Staff
    Health Reform: The health care law President Obama signed six years ago was supposed to fix the individual insurance market with enlightened rules and regulations. Instead, ObamaCare is destroying this market. Just look at what's happening to Blue Cross Blue Shield.
  • Sales of Baby Body Parts Shows Abortion Industry More Concerned With Profits Than Women

    06/11/2016 6:27:43 PM PDT · by Coleus · 5 replies
    Life News ^ | 06.09.16 | Micaiah Bilger
    Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn has taken a lot of heat for leading the investigation of the abortion industry and the trafficking of aborted baby body parts.Blackburn said she is concerned that both pregnant women and their unborn babies are being used as a “profit center” for abortion facilities and tissue procurement groups.  Blackburn chairs the Select Panel on Infant Lives, a special U.S. Congressional committee established to investigate the abortion industry and groups that handle aborted baby body parts. Congress launched the investigation after a series of undercover videos showed top Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of aborted babies’ body...
  • Dismemberment abortion ban takes effect in West Virginia

    06/05/2016 12:48:20 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies ^ | June 2, 2016 | Danny David
    On Sunday, West Virginia’s Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Act officially took effect. The law, which bans D&E abortions, passed in February but was vetoed by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin. As Live Action News’ Calvin Freiburger reported, less than 24 hours later, West Virginia’s House and Senate overwhelmingly voted to override the veto. According to NRL News, the ban on dismemberment abortions was supported by 100% of West Virginia’s women senators and 83% of women delegates. The ban received extensive bipartisan support, and State Sen. Ryan Ferns argues that the ban is just common sense legislation. “We’re talking about ripping...
  • Raccoons in the Basement and Trump.

    06/28/2016 4:19:45 AM PDT · by CGASMIA68 · 26 replies
    A www email analogy
    This one has been making the rounds,some,many may have seen? You've been on vacation for two weeks, you come home, and your basement is infested with raccoons. Hundreds of messy, mean raccoons have overtaken your basement. You want them gone immediately so you hire a guy. An animal control pro. You don't care if the guy smells, you need those raccoons gone, pronto, and he's the guy to do it! You don't care if the guy swears, you don't care if he's drinks alcohol, you don't care how many times he's been married, you don't care if he voted for...
  • Gallup: Euthanasia Now Accepted by 69% of Americans

    06/25/2016 6:28:09 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 24, 2016 | 2:33 PM EDT | Lauretta Brown
    A Gallup poll released today, June 24, found that the majority of Americans believe euthanasia should be legal, with 69 percent agreeing that when a person has an incurable disease and requests euthanasia “doctors should be allowed by law to end the patient’s life by some painless means.” The first time Gallup found a majority in favor of euthanasia was 1973. The percentage in favor of euthanasia grew from 53 percent in 1973 to 65 percent in 1990. […] While 69 percent of Americans agreed that doctors should be allowed to end patients’ lives by painless means, only 51 percent...
  • In 'Shocking' Move, California Churches Forced to Cover Abortions

    06/23/2016 6:32:14 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    Washington D.C., Jun 22, 2016 / 04:54 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Obama administration has rejected a challenge to the State of California’s requirement that health care plans include abortion coverage. A major federal budget amendment intended to protect abortion foes does not apply, it ruled. Leaders with the U.S. bishops’ conference said it was “shocking” that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services allowed the State of California to force all employers, including churches, to fund and facilitate elective abortions. “Even those who disagree on the issue of life should be able to respect the conscience rights of those...
  • Obama Administration Forces California Churches to Pay for Abortions

    06/22/2016 6:31:20 AM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    Life News ^ | Jun 21, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    Churches in California are officially subject to an onerous state regulation that requires them to pay for abortions, thanks to a ruling by the Obama administration. The troubling situation began in 2014 when the California Department of Managed Health Care reclassified abortion as a “basic health service” under the Affordable Care Act and ordered all insurance plans in the state to begin covering surgical abortions immediately. Even churches are not exempt from funding abortions. The churches filed a lawsuit against the regulation last October, and it has been moving through the courts. They also asked the Obama administration to uphold...
  • John Kerry, Angelina Jolie attend iftar dinner in US

    06/21/2016 2:17:49 PM PDT · by dennisw · 39 replies ^ | Published 4 hours ago 6-21-2016
    John Kerry, Angelina Jolie attend iftar dinner in US Published 4 hours ago Actress Angelina Jolie, UNHCR special envoy, speaks during an interfaith Iftar reception to mark World Refugee Day at the All Dulles Area Muslim Society in Sterling, Virginia on June 20, 2016 (AFP Photo) Actress Angelina Jolie, UNHCR special envoy, speaks during an interfaith Iftar reception to mark World Refugee Day at the All Dulles Area Muslim Society in Sterling, Virginia on June 20, 2016 (AFP Photo) U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and actress Angelina Jolie attended an iftar dinner on Monday an iftaar dinner in Sterling,...
  • Franklin Graham [Facebook Post About Today's Meeting with Donald Trump]

    06/21/2016 1:58:19 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 124 replies
    facebook ^ | 6/21/16 | Franklin Graham
    I’ve been in New York this morning to attend a meeting organized by Dr. Ben Carson and others who invited Donald J. Trump to speak to evangelical Christian leaders from across the country. Governor Mike Huckabee was moderator and Mr. Trump answered questions on a wide range of issues. Dr. James Dobson asked the first question–he asked Mr. Trump what he would do concerning religious liberty issues. Mr. Trump said the number one thing he could do for religious liberty would be to appoint great Supreme Court justices and he reminded everyone that the next president could appoint up to...
  • The Left’s Hypocrisy on Guns

    06/20/2016 6:20:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | June 20, 2016 | Sarah Isgur Flores
    As Senate Democrats filibuster, I’m left wondering: what would Democrats do if conservatives agreed to halt the sale of semi-automatic assault-style rifles only if Democrats agreed to ban abortions after 20 weeks?In the wake of the horrific murders in Orlando, the Left has reverted to their self-righteous talking points and cherry-picked facts. As we now know, this attack had an immediate cause—an evil guy with a Sig Sauer MCX—and underlying causes—mental health problems, an adherence to extremist religious propaganda, a struggle with his sexual orientation. For tragic perspective, last year, there were 372 mass shootings (defined as an incident in...
  • Barbara Bush Thinks Planned Parenthood Is an ‘Exceptional Organization’

    06/20/2016 10:51:09 AM PDT · by MNDude · 72 replies
    In the ongoing battle over women’s reproductive health, high-profile GOP politicians haven’t exactly praised Planned Parenthood. However, George W. Bush’s daughter, Barbara, spoke in favor of the organization. In a conversation with Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards for the New York Times, Bush said that part of the mission of her organization, Global Health Corps, is counting on millennials looking to effect change in the health industry. “So many young people want to work on social change. They want to do good,” she said. “Global Health started because this great talent pipeline was not moving into health care. It’s hard...
  • Obama Administration Coy on Expanding Obamacare to California Illegal Immigrants

    06/20/2016 3:53:58 AM PDT · by milton23 · 8 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 6/19/2016 | Fred Lucas
    California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill to expand Obamacare to cover illegal immigrants, but now it’s up to the Obama administration to determine if the nation’s largest state will get an exemption related to a specific promise the president made when trying to sell the health care law. The Golden State will be asking the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for a “State Innovation Waiver” under Section 1332 of the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. This would allow illegal immigrants in the state to purchase private health insurance plans from the California exchange, Covered California,...

    11/03/2009 11:04:25 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 4 replies · 484+ views ^ | 11/04/2009 | Debra Medina
    Conservative Republican candidate for Governor of Texas - Debra Medina - writes an op/ed taking Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison to task for her longstanding opposition to pro-life issues. Medina says in part, "Conservative and pro-choice rarely fall in the same sentence, unless you’re referring to “conservative” gubernatorial candidate Kay Bailey Hutchison, of course. A long time Washington insider and clear adversary on pro-life issues, Senator Hutchison has had ample opportunity to rally against abortion, and she has failed."
  • Double-digit ObamaCare premium hikes projected in 2017

    06/15/2016 4:15:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 15, 2016 | (Joseph Weber/AP)
    Americans in markets across the country could be looking at double-digit premium hikes under ObamaCare next year, according to a new study that’s already fueling election-year finger-pointing. The Kaiser Family Foundation report found premiums for popular low-cost plans under the health care law are projected to increase an average 11 percent in 2017. Among the sharpest projected increases are: 26 percent in Portland, Ore.; 21 percent in the District of Columbia; and 16 percent in New York City. The study focused on the two least-expensive — and very popular — “silver” policies. It specifically examined the impact of rising premiums...