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  • D.A. Admits Breaking the Law When Indicting Planned Parenthood Investigator David Daleiden

    05/26/2016 9:49:57 PM PDT · by kathsua · 5 replies
    Life News ^ | May 26, 2016 | Cheryl Sullenger
    An attorney representing Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, Josh Schaffer, has admitted that he pressured the Harris County District Attorney’s office to refocus a grand jury investigation away from his client and onto pro-life journalists David Daleiden and his associate, Sandra Merritt, of the Center for Medical Progress. Schaeffer also confessed that Assistant District Attorney Sunni Mitchell did an “end around” the State Attorney General Ken Paxton in order to share sealed video evidence with Planned Parenthood. The grand jury later returned indictments against Daleiden and Merritt. Shaffer stated publicly that he was informed by the District Attorney’s office that no...
  • [DePaul] University Punishes Pro-Life Student Instead of Vandals Who Destroy His Display

    02/28/2013 5:30:21 PM PST · by rhema · 20 replies
    Townhall ^ | FEBRUARY 28, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    The head of a conservative student organization at DePaul University has been sanctioned by the university and could be expelled after he released the names of vandals who destroyed a pro-life flag display. Kristopher Del Campo, the chairman of the Young Americans for Freedom chapter, was found guilty by the university on two counts – “Disorderly, Violent, Intimidating or Dangerous Behavior to Self or Others” and “Judicial Process Compliance.” DePaul University did not return calls seeking comment. Last January Del Campo and other pro-life students received permission from the university to erect a pro-life display featuring 500 flags. Vandals later...
  • DePaul Punishes Pro-Life Student for Releasing Names of Vandals

    03/01/2013 6:07:22 AM PST · by topher · 27 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 2-28-2013 | By Todd Starnes
    The head of a conservative student organization at DePaul University has been sanctioned by the university and could be expelled after he released the names of vandals who destroyed a pro-life flag display. Kristopher Del Campo, the chairman of the Young Americans for Freedom chapter, was found guilty by the university on two counts – “Disorderly, Violent, Intimidating or Dangerous Behavior to Self or Others” and “Judicial Process Compliance.” The charges were a result of posting a copy of the university’s incident report on the YAF’s website.
  • Do No Harm Act' Would Forbid Religious Objection to ‘Any Healthcare’ Service

    05/24/2016 1:11:15 PM PDT · by detective · 43 replies
    CNSNews ^ | May 23, 2016 | Lauretta Brown
    Reps. Joe Kennedy III (D-Mass.) and Bobby Scott (D-Va.) introduced the Do No Harm Act Wednesday, which would amend the 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) to specify that religious exceptions should not apply to “protections against discrimination or the promotion of equal opportunity” and “access to, information about, referrals for, provision of, or coverage for, any health care item or service.” The legislation is intended to “clarify that no one can seek religious exemption from laws guaranteeing fundamental civil and legal rights.”
  • Three Reforms to Bring Down Michigan Health Care Costs

    05/24/2016 9:44:57 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 20 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/20/2016 | Jarrett Skorup
    LANSING — The federal government’s involvement in health care policy has grown dramatically over recent decades. But when it comes to how and where health care services are delivered, and who may or may not provide care, state governments still play a major role — one Michigan is performing badly. That's the message from a panel of experts from Michigan and elsewhere recently assembled in Lansing, who offered some specific reforms that would make care more accessible and affordable in this state. The panel of four experts assembled for a Mackinac Center event called “Free Market Solutions to Problems in...
  • Exclusive: Planned Parenthood Lawyer Denies Collusion, Admits DA Gave Him Video

    05/24/2016 4:56:47 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 16 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 24 May 2016 | Lana Shadwick
    HOUSTON, Texas — The lawyer for Planned Parenthood who has been accused of colluding with the Harris County DA against the Planned Parenthood undercover videographer, filed an affidavit to deny this charge, but admits that a prosecutor gave him a copy of the undercover video. As reported on April 14, Jared Woodfill, a lawyer for undercover videographer David Daleiden told Breitbart Texas, “We have clear evidence that the DA is colluding with Planned Parenthood.” The District Attorney in Harris County, Texas, is Devon Anderson. David Daleiden, is the president and founder of the Center for Medical Progress (CMP). Daleiden’s undercover...
  • Pat Brady Seeks to Destroy Marriage, the IL GOP, and Dissent

    05/21/2016 1:40:51 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 64 replies
    Illinois Family Action ^ | 5/21/2016 | Laurie Higgins
    Friday morning I sent this text message to Pat Brady who sits on the Illinois GOP Platform Committee that proposed removing the marriage plank that defines marriage as the union of one man and one woman: “Do not replace the marriage plank with the proposed RINO/Libertarian plank that disrespects the view that marriage has an intrinsic nature, [and the view] that children have an intrinsic right to be raised by a mother and a father whenever possible. The language in this pernicious plank necessarily endorses the legal recognition of plural unions. Evidently, RINOs/Libertarians on the committee have no understanding of...
  • Who Are the Real Deniers of Science?

    05/20/2016 5:51:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 20, 2016 | Jonah Goldberg
    Why do liberals hate science? The left has long claimed that it has something of a monopoly on scientific expertise. For instance, long before Al Gore started making millions by claiming that anyone who disagreed with his apocalyptic prophecies was "anti-science," there were the "scientific socialists." "Social engineer" is now rightly seen as a term of scorn and derision, but it was once a label that progressive eggheads eagerly accepted. Masking opinions in a white smock is a brilliant, albeit infuriating and shabby, rhetorical tactic. As the late Daniel Patrick Moynihan famously said, "Everyone is entitled to his own opinion,...
  • Racing to enforce Bill C-14-murder by the state

    05/21/2016 6:15:00 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/21/16 | Diane Berderman
    We take life before it is born and we take life before nature calls. We are a nation without gratitude. Joseph Fletcher quoted in The Ethics of Genetic Control 1988, “The world no longer needs all the individuals we are capable of bringing into it—especially those who are unable to compete and are an unhappy burden to others. If the size of our families must be limited, surely we are entitled to children who are healthy rather than defective”(emphasis mine). This seems to be the mantra today. Entitlement. Only healthy children need apply to be born, when I want them....
  • Harvard Law Professor Says Pro-Life Christians Should be Treated Like Nazis

    05/09/2016 4:01:32 PM PDT · by NYer · 51 replies
    Life News ^ | May 9, 2016 | MICAIAH BILGER
    Every day, it seems, the United States is becoming a more hostile environment for people with pro-life and conservative positions. Abortion activists constantly challenge pro-life laws, stall abortion industry investigations, force religious objectors to pay for abortions and attack life-affirming resource organizations. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT A recent article by Harvard law professor Mark Tushnet on the blog Balkinization calls for liberals to pursue even more aggressive measures against conservatives and pro-lifers, according to a new column by The Heritage Foundation’s Ryan T. Anderson.Anderson wrote at The Daily Signal: Now that President Barack Obama has reshaped the federal judiciary, liberal causes can...
  • Morning Joe Covers Gosnell Trial—But Ex-Gov. Rendell Claims He Knew Nothing

    04/15/2013 5:46:14 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 18 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Credit Joe Scarborough not just for devoting a significant Morning Joe segment to the Gosnell abortion-murder trial today--but for declaring that he will have a reporter covering the trial--Joe Slobodzian of the Philadelphia Inquirer--back again tomorrow and throughout the week. Ed Rendell—who was governor of Pennsylvania from 2003-10 while many of the horrors unfolded and the clinic went uninspected—was on today's Morning Joe panel. Scarborough questioned Rendell as to how this could have happened on his watch. Rendell claimed he knew nothing of the goings-on in the abortion clinic, that it was a question of bureaucratic bungling, and that he...
  • The Catholic Church must stop flirting with anti-family ideologies and oppose them: Romanian doctor

    05/17/2016 2:51:14 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Lifesite News ^ | May 16, 2016 | Pete Baklinski
    Instead of leading faithful Catholics in battle against forces of evil that seek to undermine and erase Christianity’s mark on civilization, the Catholic Church under the leadership of Pope Francis is kowtowing to problematic ideological systems that are opposed to life, family, the well-being of society, and ultimately, to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, said Dr. Anca Cernea of Romania in a talk given at an international life-and-family conference in Rome last week. She urged conference participants to earnestly pray that Catholic shepherds return to their primary “duty” of saving souls through evangelization and conversion. See the full text of...
  • Maryland: 83 Percent of Obamacare Enrollments Are Medicaid

    05/17/2016 2:54:46 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 13 replies
    The Weekly Standard By Jeryl Bier 10:49 AM, May 16, 2016 ^ | The Weekly Standard By Jeryl Bier 10:49 AM, May 16, 2016 | The Weekly Standard By Jeryl Bier 10:49 AM, May 16, 2016
    The Maryland Health Connection is the state's Obamacare Marketplace. Monday, an agency press release noted that Maryland "has cut by 40 percent the number of Marylanders who were eligible for private insurance coverage when the state marketplace began three years ago." However, the breakdown of that statistic reveals that only 165,000 out of more than one million sign-ups are non-Medicaid enrollments. When the exchange opened three years ago, an estimated 405,000 people were eligible for private coverage. Three years later, that number has fallen to 240,000. But the press release notes that including Medicaid over one million have been enrolled...
  • 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 that’s what they’re saying now. In recent years, Americans have waffled on whether the government should pay their medical bills. Polls...
  • Unanimous Win for Little Sisters of the Poor at Supreme Court

    05/16/2016 4:10:00 PM PDT · by Morgana · 43 replies
    becketfund.org ^ | May 16, 2016 | becketfund
    WASHINGTON, D.C. –Today the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the government cannot fine the Little Sisters of the Poor.  The Supreme Court vacated the lower court rulings against the Little Sisters, accepting the government’s admission that it could meet its goals of providing the free services to women without involving the Little Sisters or using their plan.  The Court also ordered the lower Courts to help the government choose an alternative method of providing the services that does not require the participation of the Little Sisters. (see Sister Constance’s reaction here)
  • Obamacare has been good for the economy

    05/16/2016 9:57:27 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 41 replies
    AOL ^ | May 15, 2016 | Bob bryan
    The largest increase in consumer spending since gas prices have dropped, according to Markowska, has been on healthcare. "In nominal terms, household spending on healthcare averaged 3.9% between 2010 and 2013," wrote Markowska in a note to clients Thursday. "It began to accelerate in the first half of 2014 and has averaged at 5.2% since then. Importantly, this pickup in healthcare spending was not driven by higher costs; real spending in this category accelerated from 1.9% in 2010-2013 to 3.9% thereafter." This would indicate that Americans have been not only been spending more because of increased costs, but also intentionally...
  • Supreme Court sends ObamaCare contraception mandate case back to lower courts

    05/16/2016 9:53:07 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 17 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 5/16/17 | ap/fox
    The Supreme Court punted Monday on a challenge by religious-affiliated employers to ObamaCare’s contraception mandate, sending the election-year dispute back to the lower courts. ADVERTISEMENT The justices had been considering whether religious-affiliated institutions like the Little Sisters of the Poor, a Catholic charity of nuns, can be exempt from having to pay for -- or indirectly allow -- birth control and other reproductive coverage in their health plans. But the court did not rule on the merits. Instead, the justices sent the cases back to the appeals courts to make new decisions based on recent statements. “The Court expresses no...
  • Salon’s latest nonsense: Pro-lifers think “women are dumb”

    04/12/2016 12:44:16 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | April 12, 2016 | Calvin Freiburger
    The responses to Donald Trump’s quickly-retracted comments about punishing women for illegal abortions have shown a diverse array of creative ways pro-aborts can spin the truth. We got “pro-lifers really would punish women no matter what they say.” We got “jailing abortionists hurts women just as much.” In the past, we’ve gotten “you’re not really pro-life unless you’d punish women.” And now Salon brings us another twist on the narrative. Valerie Tarico argues that when pro-lifers say that, should abortion ever become illegal, we should limit the punishment to the abortionist, we’re really saying, “Women are like little children or...
  • In surprising turnabout, Oklahoma eyes Medicaid expansion

    05/16/2016 6:54:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 16, 2016 8:44 AM EDT | Sean Murphy
    Despite bitter resistance in Oklahoma for years to President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, Republican leaders in this conservative state are now confronting something that alarms them even more: a huge $1.3 billion hole in the budget that threatens to do widespread damage to the state’s health care system. So, in what would be the grandest about-face among rightward leaning states, Oklahoma is now moving toward a plan to expand its Medicaid program to bring in billions of federal dollars from Obama’s new health care system. What’s more, GOP leaders are considering a tax hike to cover the state’s share...
  • Clarence Thomas tells graduates to simply be good citizens

    05/16/2016 5:25:03 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 25 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 16,2016 | Joel Gehrke
    Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas urged college graduates who seek to "preserve liberty" to do so by fulfilling the duties of their daily vocations rather than attempting to achieve sweeping political goals. "At the risk of understating what is necessary to preserve liberty in our form of government, I think more and more that it depends on good citizens, discharging their daily duties in their daily obligations," Thomas said Saturday during a commencement address at Hillsdale College, a small liberal arts college in Michigan.
  • Obama administration: Insurers must provide services regardless of gender identity

    05/13/2016 10:53:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 13, 2016 at 1:46 PM | Juliet Eilperin
    The Obama administration unveiled two broad initiatives Friday aimed at combating discrimination against transgender Americans in schools and health-care coverage, affirming the president’s goal of elevating transgender protections to one of the central civil rights issues of his presidency. The moves, both of which had been in the works for years, prompted an immediate backlash from conservatives who disparaged the measures as government overreach. […] Hours after directing public schools nationwide to allow transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice, the administration issued a second directive prohibiting health insurers from denying transgender Americans coverage and services based on...
  • Charlie Rose and Obama's former speechwriters laugh about Obama's 'if you like your plan' lie

    05/10/2016 5:12:30 PM PDT · by grundle · 9 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pkqn6wsrUfs
  • Former Obama speechwriters laugh at 'you can keep your plan' promise

    05/10/2016 2:58:05 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 19 replies
    Charlie Rose and a trio of former Obama speechwriters laughed it up this week as they discussed the president's infamous promise that that under the Affordable Care Act, "if you like your healthcare plan, you can keep your healthcare plan."
  • Rose, Obama Speechwriters Laugh About the President’s ‘You Can Keep Your Plan’ Lie

    05/10/2016 12:12:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 5/10/16 | David Rutz
    Charlie Rose and three of Barack Obama’s former speechwriters had a good laugh Monday night while joking about the president’s infamous, oft-repeated false promise that under Obamacare, “if you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan.” Obama said dozens of times in the run-up to the Affordable Care Act’s signing and enactment that no Americans who liked the insurance plan they had would lose it under the Affordable Care Act. In reality, millions of policies were canceled because of the law’s regulations, and Obama was forced to apologize to the American people. The infamous remark...
  • Thank You, Bernie Sanders, For Exposing The True Cost of Socialized Medicine

    05/11/2016 4:50:37 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 3 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 5/10/2016 | Staff
    Health Reform: For decades the left has been pushing “single payer” health care without ever coming clean about how much it would cost. Now, thanks to Bernie Sanders, we have our answer. And the price tag is mind-boggling.
  • How Congress Mysteriously Became a ‘Small Business’ to Qualify for Obamacare Subsidies

    05/12/2016 11:08:25 AM PDT · by milton23 · 8 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 5/11/16 | Robert Moffit
    It seems that federal officials have worked overtime to undermine public trust. Benghazi, the IRS abuses, the “fast and furious” gun-running fiasco, the solar power boondoggles, and the seemingly endless implementation problems of the Affordable Care Act—all these scandals have common themes: arrogant and abusive bureaucracy, double dealing, lame excuses, and legal hairsplitting. The outrages listed above can be placed squarely at the doorstep of the White House. But one scandal is truly bipartisan: How key administration and congressional officials connived to create, under cover of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, special health insurance subsidies for members...
  • The Obamacare Health Exchange in Tennessee Is Sickening

    05/12/2016 5:57:44 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    The Knoxville Mercury ^ | May 11, 2016 | by Joe Sullivan
    After raising its premiums for coverage on the Obamacare exchange by 36.3 percent for 2016, the state's dominant health insurer is heralding another increase of the "same order of magnitude" for 2017. BlueCross BlueShield claims it lost more than $150 million in 2015 when its rates were among the lowest in the land. But the 36.3 percent increase for 2016, the largest of any state, brings Tennessee rates to just about the national average. So how on Earth can costs be going up so exponentially to justify such a rate increase on the part of a nonprofit insurance company whose...
  • Your vanishing health coverage: Employers are cutting retiree health benefits at a rapid rate

    05/11/2016 2:38:14 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 11, 2016 | By Michael Hiltzik
    The shrinkage of employee retirement resources in the US has been well documented, as employers shift more risk onto their workers. Less so is the rate at which employers have been eliminating healthcare benefits for retirees. As the Kaiser Family Foundation recently reported, retiree health coverage is becoming an endangered species. "Employer-sponsored retiree health coverage once played a key role in supplementing Medicare," observe Tricia Neuman of the foundation. "Any way you slice it, this coverage is eroding." The chances of reversing this trend, plainly, are nil. But it's important to keep an eye on it, if only as a...
  • Obama Health Care Regulators Are In A Last-Minute Frenzy To Do More Damage

    05/12/2016 4:11:32 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 21 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 5/11/2016 | Staff
    Regulations: Here’s a headline that should scare anyone who has been following ObamaCare: “As time runs out, the Obama administration races to reshape health care.” Hasn’t it done enough damage reshaping health care already?
  • Federal judge rules Obamacare is being funded unconstitutionally

    05/12/2016 11:41:55 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 25 replies
    LA Times ^ | May 12, 2016 | David G. Savage
    A federal judge ruled for House Republicans on Thursday in their suit against President Obama and declared his administration is unconstitutionally spending money to reimburse health insurers without obtaining an appropriation from Congress. The judge's ruling, though a setback for the administration, was put on hold immediately and stands a good chance of being overturned on appeal. See the most-read stories this hour >> But the 38-page opinion highlights the repeated complaint from Republicans that Obama and his administration have ignored constitutional limits on their authority. The Constitution says "No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence...
  • BREAKING: Obamacare Suffers Major Blow With Subsidy Payment Strikedown

    05/12/2016 10:15:45 AM PDT · by xzins · 81 replies
    Townhall ^ | May 12, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    A federal judge has ruled the federal government has been inappropriately paying out Obamacare subsidies, which House Republicans sued over. The lawsuit argues the Obama administration is spending money that was never allocated by Congress.
  • Updated: Judge rules for House GOP in ObamaCare suit

    05/12/2016 9:32:40 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 12, 2016 | Peter Sullivan
    A federal judge on Thursday ruled for House Republicans in their lawsuit against the Obama administration over ObamaCare. In a major ruling, Judge Rosemary Collyer ruled that the administration does not have the power to spend money on "cost sharing reduction" payments to insurers without an appropriation from Congress. Collyer stayed her ruling so that the administration can appeal the decision.
  • White House Taunts Despite Court Ruling Against Obamacare: ‘They’ve Been Losing This Fight For Six

    05/12/2016 2:22:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 5/12/2016 | David Rutz
    White House spokesman Josh Earnest taunted congressional Republicans Thursday in spite of a major court ruling against Obamacare, saying “they’ve been losing this fight for six years.” The Hill reports: In a major ruling, Judge Rosemary Collyer, an appointee of President George W. Bush, said the administration does not have the power to spend money on “cost sharing reduction payments” to insurers without an appropriation from Congress. Collyer’s decision doesn’t immediately go into effect, however, so that the administration can appeal it. A reporter asked Earnest at the outset of the briefing how “problematic” this was for the law overall....
  • Court Says Administration Violated Constitution in Funding Obamacare Subsidies

    05/12/2016 2:20:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 12, 2016 | 3:56 PM EDT | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Judge Rosemary Collyer of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued an opinion today declaring that the Obama administration violated the Constitution by funding Obamacare subsidies for which Congress did not appropriate funds. “Congress passes all federal laws in this country,” the judge wrote in her opinion in the case of U.S. House of Representatives v. Burwell. “The Court will enter judgment in favor of the House of Representatives and enjoin the use of unappropriated monies to fund reimbursements due to insurers under Section 1402,” the judge said. …
  • Humana Seeks 50% ObamaCare Premium Hike In Michigan

    05/11/2016 2:28:13 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | May 11, 2016 | by JED GRAHAM
    Humana wasn't kidding when it hinted last week of big premium hikes for 2017 in those ObamaCare markets where it remains. This year, the nation's fifth-largest insurer offers the cheapest bronze and silver plans in Michigan's largest market, including Detroit. But Humana has filed for a 50% premium hike for its low-cost silver plan. Meanwhile, Humana wants a 38% premium increase for its lowest-cost bronze plan. So far only Oregon, where insurers are requesting an average 27% premium hike, and Virginia, where insurers want an 18% hike, are the only two states to make all rate filings available.
  • Hillary ‘had several abortions’, kept Chelsea for political appearances: Bill’s former lover

    03/29/2016 7:06:56 AM PDT · by GilGil · 54 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 3/29/2016 | Kyle Olson
    “She had several abortions before she had Chelsea and it was only because Bill convinced her that if they were ever going to move up in politics that they had to have a child because that is what the political analysts had said,” Miller says. “They’ve gotta see her as a human. They have to see her — I think in society they always say, ‘If you were a mother, you can’t be half bad. There has to be some love or gentleness or compassion within in you birth a child,’ but that’s not true. “There’s some pretty bad mothers....
  • Chelsea Hits Obamacare's 'Crushing Costs' Says mother may fix with executive order.

    03/24/2016 1:20:48 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 69 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | March 24, 2016 | Shoshana Wesssmann
    A video shows Chelsea Clinton blasting the "crushing costs" of President Barack Obama's signature legislation. In the video, Chelsea Clinton tells a crowd that her mother, Hillary Clinton, is open to using executive action to reduce "crushing costs" of Obamacare. "...cap on out of pocket expenses. This was part of my mom's original plan back in '93 and '94, as well as premium costs. We can either do that directly or through tax credits. And, kind of figuring out whether she could do that through executive action, or she would need to do that through tax credits working with Congress....
  • Chelsea Clinton reveals her mom thinks it is ‘important’ to extend Obamacare to illegal aliens

    03/18/2016 10:00:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 18, 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    More free stuff for people who violate our immigration laws! Hillary Clinton and her daughter have teed up a ball for the Republican nominee, whether Trump or Cruz, to hit 400 yards down the fairway. Just over a week ago, Hillary reversed her former position and declared: “I will not deport children,” she said after moderator Jorge Ramos pressed her multiple times on the issue. “I would not deport children. I do not want to deport family members either, Jorge.” So any family that can ante-up plane fare for the kids and one or more parent to JFK, Miami, Los...
  • ACLU Attacks US Catholic Hospitals, Saying 'Health Care' is Restricted

    05/10/2016 6:05:01 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has launched a campaign against Catholic hospitals, charging that the health of patients-- especially women-- may be endangered by the US bishops' health-care directives. Noting that Catholic institutions account for one of every six hospital beds in the US, the ACLU remarks that Catholic institutions are generally forbidden to perform abortions and sterilizations or to euthanize patients: procedures that the ACLU defines as forms of "health care" Thus the ACLU report concludes that "health care" is not always available at US hospitals because of Catholic teachings. "When hospitals prevent doctors from providing care, the...
  • ObamaCare Insurers Considering Dumping Bronze Plans

    05/08/2016 10:52:32 AM PDT · by PROCON · 16 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | May 6, 2016 | STEPHEN GREEN
    Insurers -- who might not be allowed the huge rate increases they need to stay solvent --- are looking to save money by eliminating so-called Bronze-level plans. Fierce Health Player reports on an Inside Health Policy (subscription only) warning from earlier this week: One problem, according to the article, is risk adjustment--as CMS data indicate bronze is the only metal level for which insurers of all sizes in the individual and group markets had to pay into the program. Federal officials are considering some changes to the risk adjustment program, which some say unfairly penalizes smaller insurers. Already, filings show...
  • Education Dept. Releases 'Shame List' of Faith-Based Colleges Seeking Title IX Exemption

    05/01/2016 1:39:16 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 18 replies
    Christianpost.com ^ | April 30, 2016 | Anugrah Kumar
    The U.S. Department of Education published Friday a list of faith-based colleges and universities that requested and were granted a religious exemption from Title IX. LGBT activist groups have been calling on the government to publish the list as part of a shaming campaign called the "Shame List" to pressure Christian colleges to consent to their agenda. The document reveals that an increasing number of colleges are seeking exemptions, and that evangelical Wheaton College is not on the list. As of April 1, as many as 232 colleges have obtained exemption from Title IX while 31 requests are pending, according...
  • De Blasio blames US racism for Puerto Rico’s money problems

    05/08/2016 2:04:30 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 48 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 8, 2016 | Mary Kay Linge
    Racism is to blame for Puerto Rico’s dire fiscal situation, Mayor de Blasio charged Saturday. “The backs of the United States government turned on them, while a health-care crisis grows, a humanitarian crisis grows, the Zika crisis grows,” he said in a speech at the National Action Network in Harlem.
  • Oklahoma Defunds Planned Parenthood, Medicaid Agency Cancels Its Contracts

    05/05/2016 12:44:43 PM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | May 5, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    The state of Oklahoma is taking steps to divorce itself from the Planned Paethood abortion business after the company was caught selling the body parts of aborted babies. A Medicaid agency is canceling the contracts it has with the abortion company. Last year, Oklahoma pro-life Gov. Mary Fallin called for defunding Planned Parenthood after a state review discovered that the abortion giant’s state affiliates may be overbilling Medicaid. Fallin that the Oklahoma Health Care Authority end its contracts with the abortion business’s affiliates that operate in the state. Her call came after a state review of Planned Parenthood found a...
  • Donald Trump Makes Huge Pro-Life Hire

    05/05/2016 9:58:36 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 11 replies
    The Pulse2016 ^ | 050/03/16 | Marjorie Dannenfelser
    “Huge” news for those in the pro-life movement concerned about this year’s election. Donald Trump has brought on John Mashburn as his Policy Director. This is an excellent hire, especially for the pro-life movement and our legislative priorities. I have known and respected John Mashburn for many years. He is a smart strategist with deep pro-life roots. John is well-respected across every issue set. For him, the life issue is foundational and one which helped draw him into politics. My fellow North Carolina native has an impressive resume. Most recently, he served as Chief of Staff to U.S. Senator Thom...
  • ObamaFail: Jimmy Kimmel Shreds ObamaCare And It’s Young Supporters in Hilarious Spoof (Video)

    01/16/2014 8:15:46 AM PST · by montag813 · 9 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 01-16-2014 | TRNlive
    ABC’s late night comedian Jimmy Kimmel did an hilarious job slamming Obamacare and pointing out to young people that under Obamacare they are the ones stuck paying for the expensive healthcare needed by the elderly with a spoof “commercial” about the President’s disastrous healthcare policy (See video above). You see, the way Obamacare is supposed to work is that millions of young people who are healthy and don’t need to use health insurance are supposed to buy it anyway so that the premium money they are paying into the system can be given to the elderly who need coverage now....
  • Jimmy Kimmel Savages ObamaCare and Uninformed Young People Who Support It

    01/15/2014 9:03:49 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 47 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 1/15/14 | Noel Sheppard
    As NewsBusters has been reporting for months, late night comics have been tearing the atrocious rollout of ObamaCare apart. Conceivably the best job done to date was by ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel who during his opening monologue Tuesday evening absolutely savaged the law whilst ridiculing the uninformed young people in this country that have ignorantly supported something that clearly harms them (video follows with transcript and commentary):.... Really delicious stuff. However, this raises a question: with the exception of the penis pump issue, everything that Kimmel addressed was known before ObamaCare was enacted. Certainly, America’s youth are woefully uninformed – but...
  • Robot stitches tissue by itself, a step to more automated OR

    05/05/2016 5:39:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 4, 2016 8:40 PM EDT | Lauren Neergaard
    Getting stitched up by Dr. Robot may one day be reality: Scientists have created a robotic system that did just that in living animals without a real doctor pulling the strings. Much like engineers are designing self-driving cars, Wednesday’s research is part of a move toward autonomous surgical robots, removing the surgeon’s hands from certain tasks that a machine might perform all by itself. No, doctors wouldn’t leave the bedside — they’re supposed to supervise, plus they’d handle the rest of the surgery. Nor is the device ready for operating rooms. But in small tests using pigs, the robotic arm...
  • Planned Parenthood CEO: My Proudest Moment is Forcing Christians to Pay for Abortion Drugs

    05/03/2016 2:25:51 PM PDT · by NYer · 38 replies
    Life News ^ | May 2, 2016 | MICAIAH BILGER
    Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards seems to jump at every chance she gets to do an interview with a journalist who will flatter her abortion work. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT In her latest interview, Richards revealed her proudest moment on the job – forcing Christians to pay for contraception, including methods that many say can cause early abortions.She told the Texas Observer: TO: And your proudest moment at Planned Parenthood?CR: Definitely the day President Obama called to say he was about to announce that birth control would be covered for all women under their insurance plans, because it had been a hard-fought...
  • Are Democrats Bailing On ObamaCare, Too?

    05/03/2016 4:29:29 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 17 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 05/03/2016 | Staff
    Health Care: “I am not the first president to take up this cause, but I am determined to be the last.” That was President Obama in a speech before Congress back in Sept. 2009, pitching the health reform plan he’d sign six months later. It doesn’t look like he’s going to get his wish.
  • Feds Expand Medicaid to Cover 96,000 'Justice-Involved' Individuals in Obamacare States

    05/02/2016 2:11:21 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    CNSNews ^ | May 2, 2016 | By Penny Starr
    The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced on Thursday that it is expanding Medicaid coverage to give "access to health care" to 96,000 people who face a prison sentence or have been incarcerated - or "justice-involved" individuals - as part of the federally designated National Re-Entry Week. "Today, HHS strengthened access to health care for individuals transitioning from incarceration back to their communities," the press release stated. "New Medicaid guidance released today updates decades-old policy and clarifies that individuals who are currently on probation, parole or in home confinement are not considered inmates of a public institution." "It...