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  • New Evidence Implicates FBI Higher-Ups in Dishonesty of Anti-Trump Lawyer

    01/25/2021 12:58:20 PM PST · by Red Badger · 43 replies
    https://www.realclearinvestigations.com ^ | By Paul Sperry | January 25, 2021
    For the past year, defenders of the FBI have consistently downplayed the significance of an FBI staff lawyer falsifying evidence in the government’s investigation into Donald Trump’s relationship with Russia. They argue Kevin Clinesmith’s crime of altering a CIA document to obscure the fact that former Trump campaign aide Carter Page worked for U.S., not Russian, intelligence was a rare lapse in judgment by an overworked bureaucrat. It was not, his apologists say, part of any broader conspiracy to conceal exculpatory information from surveillance court judges, who never learned of Page’s history with the CIA before approving FBI warrants to...
  • At 10 Years Old, the Affordable Care Act Is Aging Badly

    12/20/2020 5:20:26 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 25 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 12/18/2020 | Chuck Donovan
    Another open season has come and gone in which eligible Americans could choose from a narrow array of federally subsidized health care plans under the Affordable Care Act. Despite the ACA’s manifest gaps and failures, a recent poll from the left-leaning Kaiser Family Foundation found that a solid majority—55%—of respondents have a favorable perception of the law. That result may be due in part to a feature of the law most have heard about and support: its ban on private insurers denying coverage for preexisting conditions. The ACA is much more than that provision, however. By almost any measure, the...
  • 10 Years Later: On Small Businesses and Obamacare

    12/07/2020 4:39:04 PM PST · by The Houston Courant · 4 replies
    The Houston Courant ^ | 12/7/2020 | H. Arriaga
    The Affordable Care Act—with its promise of reining in costs—was passed into law more than 10 years ago, yet today small businesses are still fighting the rising price tag of health care. One owner of a local restaurant chain here in Austin has told me that it’s precisely the flaws of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that make providing access to health care so burdensome for small business owners and their employees. With slightly more than 50 employees, he explained how he feels helpless with ACA in place. Countless times, employees have asked how to enroll in marketplace...
  • Mitt Romney Asked To Lead Health And Human Services In Biden Administration: Report

    11/09/2020 9:02:01 AM PST · by The Pack Knight · 89 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | Nov 9, 2020 | Joseph Curl
    Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT), a thorn in the side of President Trump for much of the last four years, has reportedly been asked by Joe Biden to lead the Department of Health and Human Services. “He is currently discussing the nomination with his family and is expected to accept the appointment,” The Buffalo Chronicle reported Saturday. “Biden advisors expect that Romney — a former management consultant by training and a former CEO of Bain Capital — will be tasked with making the national healthcare system more affordable without legislation that modifies the Affordable Care Act,” the Chronicle reported. “It’s unclear...
  • Democrats’ New Talking Point: Barret Will Dismantle Obamacare

    09/27/2020 12:29:35 PM PDT · by White Lives Matter · 84 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | September 27, 2020 | Eric A. Blair
    You gotta’ give it to Democrats — when one of them says something, they ALL say it. Like lemmings off a cliff. So on Sunday, everyone from Joe Biden to Kamala Harris to Chuck Schumer to Nancy Pelosi claimed that President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, is bent on ripping apart the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare.
  • ACA ‘Enhancement’ Prioritizes Political Agenda Over COVID-19 Cure

    07/16/2020 10:57:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Towhall.com ^ | July 16, 2020 | Ross Marchand
    With 3 million confirmed cases and 130,000 COVID-19 deaths in the United States, the eyes of the world are focused on American efforts to fast-track effective vaccines in record time. As companies spend billions of dollars looking for a vaccine and cures for COVID-19 and doctors risk their lives treating patients, the recently-passed H.R. 1425 (the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act”) would have a chilling effect on healthcare treatment and innovation in the United States during this crisis and beyond. In a rare moment of political transparency, House Democrats chose to vote down a requirement by Rep. Greg...
  • You Misled!

    09/28/2009 10:41:35 PM PDT · by listera · 2 replies · 458+ views
    National Review ^ | 9/28/2009 | Michael F. Cannon and Ramesh Ponnuru
    It is a good thing that other congressmen did not follow Rep. Joe Wilson’s lead. If they yelled out every time President Obama said something untrue about health care, they would quickly find themselves growing hoarse.
  • 7 Times John Roberts Was A Leftist Hack

    06/19/2020 7:02:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 69 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 19, 2020 | Kylee Zempel
    John Roberts is a politician — a politician who consistently makes laws, inconsistently applies the Constitution, and can't be voted out of office. Knock, knock. Who’s there? Unelected leftist politicians in robes with lifetime tenure. Turns out, the Supreme Court is a joke, and the punchline is Chief Justice John Roberts.Two high court decisions this week brought that reality into focus, when the George W. Bush-appointed chief sided with leftist justices to say sexual orientation is “sex,” and that the current commander in chief can’t undo unlawful executive action from a past president because of his reasons.Roberts has quite the...
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg joins in live hearing from her hospital bed on 'Obamacare' birth control coverage case

    05/06/2020 2:35:29 PM PDT · by nwrep · 71 replies
    WOWT ^ | May 6, 2020 | WOWT
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seemed concerned Wednesday about the sweep of Trump administration rules that would allow more employers who cite a religious or moral objection to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women as required by the Affordable Care Act. Chief Justice John Roberts, a key vote on a court split between conservatives and liberals, suggested that the Trump administration's reliance on a federal religious freedom law to expand the exemption was “too broad.” And Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who joined the conversation from a Maryland hospital where she was being treated for an infection...
  • How Obama/Biden Wrecked the U.S. Medical Device Industry

    04/27/2020 5:45:51 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 27 Jun, 2020 | Daniel John Sobieski
    As lawmakers ponder ways to bring back U.S. manufacturing of pharmaceuticals, their raw materials, medical supplies, and devices, it must be remembered a major part of this problem which has come back to bite us was created by the Obama/Biden administration and the medical device tax that was included in ObamaCare that was supposed to defray the costs of this doomed-to-failure new entitlement program. As part of the Orwellian-named Affordable Care Act, sales of medical devices from implants to MRIs, research equipment and surgical instruments were to bear a 2.3 percent tax. The tax would be on gross sales and...
  • We can no longer give respirators to anyone aged over SIXTY warns Israeli doctor working in coronavirus epicentre of northern Italy

    03/22/2020 10:20:04 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 66 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 22 March 2020 | JEMMA CARR and SEBASTIAN MURPHY-BATES and JACK ELSOM and RAVEN SAUNT
    An Israeli doctor working in the coronavirus epicentre of northern Italy said medics are no longer allowed to give respirators to anyone aged over 60. Dr Gal Peleg - who works in Parma, Italy - said artificial respiratory machines are so low in numbers access must be limited. The coronavirus death toll in Italy's worst-hit region has surpassed 3,450 in the last 24 hours after a rise of 360 fatalities in Lombardy. Dr Peleg said his department makes sure terminally-ill coronavirus patients can say goodbye to their loved ones despite strict quarantine rules, N12 reports.
  • Roberts Holes Up In European Fortress For 4th Of July

    07/04/2012 8:28:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Pat Dollard ^ | 7/4/12 | Pat Dollard
    No, this can’t be indicative of anything material, now can it? At the very least, it’s appropriate. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts arrives for a lecture on the history of the US Supreme Court at the University of Malta today. Last week, Roberts’ cast the key vote to uphold President Obama’s health care law. (AP)
  • The Supreme Court will consider Obamacare's constitutionality — and the outcome could bring 'total chaos'

    03/03/2020 7:51:23 AM PST · by John W · 78 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | March 2, 2020 | Adriana Belmonte
    The Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal case on the Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly known as Obamacare, that could potentially invalidate the entire law. On Dec. 15, 2018, a Texas judge ruled that Obamacare’s individual mandate was unconstitutional. Judge Reed O’Connor agreed with the plaintiffs who argued that the lack of a penalty invalidated the “individual mandate” provision of the law, and if that part of the law was now invalid, then the whole law was. Democratic states and the House of Representatives appealed the decision, and the case made it all the way up to the...
  • Physicians are Better Patient Advocates When Loyalties Aren’t Divided

    02/18/2020 6:53:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 18, 2020 | Devon Herrick
    Obamacare created perverse incentives that increased hospital consolidation and hospital employment of physicians. The same forces also encouraged consolidation of physician practices in ways that are detrimental to patients. Surprise medical bills are an example. It’s only a small percentage of physicians who engage in the practice but it’s growing.  More than one-in-five hospital patients have reportedly received a surprise medical bill. These occur when out-of-network physicians treat patients and balance bill them for more expensive, out-of-network care. Out-of-network status is often a business strategy allowing some physicians to charge fees many times what their in-network colleagues are paid for the...
  • SCOTUS To Dems: Your ObamaCare Problem Is Not Our Emergency

    01/21/2020 7:13:35 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/21/2020 | Ed Morrissey
    So much for the Spring Showdown. Two weeks ago, the Supreme Court appeared ready to jump into the middle of a 2020 election debate over ObamaCare, telling both sides of an appear to submit briefs over the possibility of an expedited review of a case where the law was ruled unconstitutional. There was just enough time to add this to the calendar for this session — if the court wanted to stick their fingers into a political and electoral maelstrom.To quote Emily Litella … never mind: The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected Democrats’ plea to consider a high-stakes legal...
  • Trump Takes Jackhammer to Obamacare, Repeals Major ACA Taxes

    12/23/2019 3:07:51 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/23/2019 | Matt Margolis
    Think President Trump is letting the Democrats' bogus impeachment slow him down? Not even close. On Friday, he signed legislation repealing about $400 billion in Obamacare taxes. And the best part is that the legislation making it possible was bipartisan. The Washington Examiner reports that "Democrats voted overwhelmingly in favor of the spending deal despite the fact that it repealed $373 billion in taxes meant to pay for Obamacare." Prior to losing their majority in the House, Republicans managed to repeal the individual mandate, which penalized individuals who chose not to buy health insurance. A full repeal and replace of...
  • Obamacare At High Court — Billions For Insurers On The Line

    12/09/2019 3:01:30 PM PST · by spintreebob · 19 replies
    Kaiser Health News ^ | 12-9-2019 | Phil Galewitz
    More than $12 billion is at stake for the nation’s health insurers Tuesday when the Supreme Court hears another Affordable Care Act case. For the federal government, the potential damages could be far greater, as its reputation as a reliable partner to private businesses is on the line.
  • Pelosi ACA, "Are you kidding?" Video

    12/07/2019 8:50:30 AM PST · by rey · 21 replies
    7 Dec 2019
    Can anyone find the video of Pelosi (AKA Explosi) freaking out when a reporter asked if the Affordable Care Act was constitutional? Her response was, "ARE YOU KIDDING?!?!" Funny how these negative videos are lost or buried.
  • Elizabeth Warren Confirms Her Medicare for All Plan Would Cover Illegal Aliens

    11/09/2019 8:02:35 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 16 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 11/9/2019 | ZACHARY STIEBER
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said that her Medicare for All plan would cover everyone in America, even those in the country illegally, at a town hall on Nov. 8. Speaking in Raleigh, North Carolina, she said that her plan—which would see the government take over the entire healthcare industry—would cover all illegal immigrants in the United States, estimated to be up to 29 million people. “We know that you have included undocumented people in your plans to provide Medicare for All, so my question is why did you decide to include people regardless of immigration status, and would this include...
  • Pelosi Attempts to Rein In 2020 Dems With This Unsolicited Advice

    11/02/2019 7:23:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 2, 2019 | Beth Bauman
    Over the last 10 months we have seen Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) struggle with keeping her caucus in check. Months ago, she made it very clear the House would not move forward with impeaching President Donald Trump because of the it was an issue that divided Americans. She lost that fight to the extreme progressives of her party, in particular the freshman “Squad” consisting of Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA). Even though she can’t control her caucus – or the very chamber she oversees – Nancy has a word of advice...