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  • Supreme Court Ruling on Hobby Lobby, your predictions?

    06/30/2014 7:05:25 AM PDT · by MNDude · 80 replies
    How does everyone think the SCOTUS is going to rule on Hobby Lobby. Unfortunately, I predict they'll vote on behalf of ObamaCare against HL.
  • Hobby Lobby Wins, Religious Freedom Still At Risk

    06/30/2014 7:50:42 AM PDT · by LeoMcNeil · 20 replies
    It’s been an interesting couple weeks at the Supreme Court. The Court term ends today, traditionally many case decisions are announced in June. The Obama administration has seen its position struck down by a unanimous Court 8 times. This includes cases involving the searching of smart phones and a law restricting speech outside of an abortion clinic. The Court has chipped away at government power, whether it’s Federal or state. (in government power cases the Federal government often provides a brief and argues their position) This court can hardly be called libertarian though, most of the cases have been narrowly...
  • Justices: Can't make employers cover contraception

    06/30/2014 7:38:59 AM PDT · by Focault's Pendulum · 48 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 10/30/2014 | MARK SHERMAN
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  • Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. (Hobby Lobby WINS!)

    06/30/2014 7:36:22 AM PDT · by xzins · 66 replies
    US Supreme Court ^ | 30 June 2014 | SCOTUS
    Held: As applied to closely held corporations, the HHS regulations imposing the contraceptive mandate violate RFRA. Pp. 16–49.
  • Companies Can Refuse To Cover Contraception, Supreme Court Says

    06/30/2014 7:22:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 89 replies
    NPR ^ | June 30, 2014 | Bill Chappell
    The Supreme Court has ruled that Hobby Lobby and other closely held for-profit corporations can opt out of the Affordable Care Act's provisions for no-cost prescription contraception in most health insurance plans. The companies' owners had objected on the grounds of religious freedom. The ruling affirms a Hobby Lobby victory in a lower court and gives new standing to similar claims by other companies...
  • BREAKING: Court Sides With Hobby Lobby

    06/30/2014 7:24:29 AM PDT · by george76 · 94 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jun 30, 2014 | Christine Rousselle
    In a victory for religious freedom, the Supreme Court ruled today 5-4 in favor of Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. in the case Burwell v. Hobby Lobby (formerly named Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby). The case was the strongest legal challenge to Obamacare since 2012. Justice Alito authored the majority opinion, and Justice Kennedy wrote a concurring opinion.
  • The Coming Obamacare Shock for 170 Million Americans

    04/04/2014 1:42:41 AM PDT · by kingattax · 24 replies
    Yahoo/The Fiscal Times ^ | April 3, 2014 | Edward Morrissey
    Barack Obama declared victory this week as the deadline to avoid the penalty for the individual mandate to carry health insurance passed on Monday. “The Affordable Care Act is here to stay,” the President insisted as he announced that 7.1 million people had enrolled in private insurance through Obamacare. “The debate over repealing this law is over.” Consider that presidential wish casting in a midterm cycle in which Democrats will have to constantly defend their support for the unpopular law. As Jimmy Fallon pointed out later the same evening, the numbers were neither impressive nor reliable. “It’s amazing what you...
  • Patients’ Costs Skyrocket; Specialists’ Incomes Soar (New York Times)

    01/19/2014 2:11:51 PM PST · by lbryce · 16 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 18, 2014 | Elisabeth Rosenthal
    Kim Little had not thought much about the tiny white spot on the side of her cheek until a physician’s assistant at her dermatologist’s office warned that it might be cancerous. He took a biopsy, returning 15 minutes later to confirm the diagnosis and schedule her for an outpatient procedure at the Arkansas Skin Cancer Center in Little Rock, 30 miles away. That was the prelude to a daylong medical odyssey several weeks later, through different private offices on the manicured campus at the Baptist Health Medical Center that involved a dermatologist, an anesthesiologist and an ophthalmologist who practices plastic...
  • White House reportedly delays ObamaCare equal coverage provision

    01/19/2014 6:39:19 AM PST · by tobyhill · 45 replies
    fox news ^ | 1/19/2014 | staff
    The Obama administration is reportedly delaying enforcement of another aspect of ObamaCare, one that prohibits employers from providing better health benefits to top executives than those being offered to regular employees. According to The New York Times, tax officials said they would not enforce the provision in 2014 as they had not yet issued the appropriate regulations. The Affordable Care Act, commonly known as ObamaCare, says employer-sponsored health plans must not discriminate “in favor of highly compensated individuals” with respect to either eligibility or benefits, and provides a tax break for employer-sponsored insurance, while demanding employers not provide better coverage...
  • Maryland considers abolishing its exchange, going federal

    12/18/2013 6:17:02 AM PST · by The Old Hoosier · 8 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | 12/18/13 | David Freddoso
    Probably you’ve been hearing people whine that Republican governors have been sabotaging the law by using the federal exchange instead of spending a few hundred million dollars to develop and run their own. Maybe you won’t hear so much about that now...
  • Lack of Doctors May Worsen as Millions Join Medicaid Rolls

    11/28/2013 11:27:17 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 31 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 28, 2013 | Abby Goodnough
    SAN DIEGO — Dr. Ted Mazer is one of the few ear, nose and throat specialists in this region who treat low-income people on Medicaid, so many of his patients travel long distances to see him. But now, as California’s Medicaid program is preparing for a major expansion under President Obama’s health care law, Dr. Mazer says he cannot accept additional patients under the government insurance program for a simple reason: it does not pay enough.
  • CURL: The beginning of the end for Barack Obama

    11/17/2013 6:11:45 PM PST · by markomalley · 58 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 11/17/2013 | Joseph Curl
    Second-term presidents in the past 30 years have had some pretty embarrassing news conferences, full of frank admissions of failure, submissive spasms of shame and groveling, grieving apologies. Bill Clinton had to admit that he actually did have sex with that woman, Miss Lewinsky; George W. Bush finally thought of something he might have done wrong; his dad had to explain all those new taxes after his unequivocal pledge; and even Ronald Reagan ate crow over the Iran-Contra affair. But there has never, ever, been a more pitiful presser than the one conducted last week by President Obama. In a...
  • House Passes Upton’s ‘If You Like It’ Obamacare Fix

    11/15/2013 10:48:38 AM PST · by tapatio · 181 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 11/15/2013 | Emma Dumain
    The House easily passed Republican legislation on Friday allowing insurers to keep offering old insurance plans for another year in response to President Barack Obama’s broken “if you like it, you can keep it” promise.
  • Tearful Brain Cancer Patient Loses Health Plan Due to Obamacare

    11/15/2013 9:07:49 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 55 replies ^ | 11/14/2013 | WFTV
    Tearful Brain Cancer Patient Loses Health Plan Due to Obamacare - YouTube
  • Obama Continues to Lie While Delaying Individual Mandate

    11/14/2013 4:31:37 PM PST · by rightwingerpatriot · 4 replies ^ | November 14, 2013 | RightWingPatriot
    President Obama took to the podium today to address the myriad problems associated with the rollout of ObamaCare. As usual, he expressed outrage and sympathy while promising to fix the problems. The main problem is that Obama is lying through his teeth. The only thing he's upset about is that the forced movement of American citizens to government-run health care isn't going smoothly. He again lied about his constant lying to the public over whether one could keep their health insurance or their doctor if they liked them. He said, "The way I put that forward unequivocally ended up not...
  • Senate Democrats not fully satisfied with Obamacare fix

    11/14/2013 11:27:13 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 47 replies
    Some Senate Democrats aren’t fully satisfied with President Barack Obama’s proposed fix to the Affordable Care Act. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) also said earlier on Thursday that House Democrats would move their own legislation to address problems with the law that would complement Obama’s solution. As they prepared for a private briefing from White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough on Thursday afternoon, Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Mark Begich (D-Alaska) indicated that senators may seek legislative relief beyond the one-year extension Obama is offering for people whose health insurance has been cancelled. “We’re moving forward on the...
  • The White House’s Obamacare fix is about to create a big mess

    11/14/2013 10:51:01 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 125 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 14, 2013 | Sarah Kliff
    [Big SNIP] Here's how Robert Laszewksi, an insurance consultant, put it in a note to clients earlier this morning: This means that the insurance companies have 32 days to reprogram their computer systems for policies, rates, and eligibility, send notices to the policyholders via US Mail, send a very complex letter that describes just what the differences are between specific policies and Obamacare compliant plans, ask the consumer for their decision — and give them a reasonable time to make that decision — and then enter those decisions back into their systems without creating massive billing, claim payment, and provider...
  • American Crossroads: "Obama Lied"

    11/14/2013 10:56:33 AM PST · by tapatio · 11 replies
    New ad by American Crossroad
  • Sexually suggestive ObamaCare ad called 'degrading' to women

    11/13/2013 10:58:18 AM PST · by SJackson · 103 replies ^ | November 13, 2013
    <p>A sexually suggestive advertising campaign in support of Colorado's health insurance exchange is taking heat, after the latest ad featured a woman boasting about her birth control while wondering how to get her man "between the covers."</p> <p>The ad, by ProgressNow Colorado and the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative, is being hammered as demeaning to women. It follows a prior ad from the same campaign featuring young men doing keg stands, under the banner "Got Insurance?"</p>
  • ObamaCare architect: It wasn’t supposed to be this way

    11/12/2013 10:43:53 AM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 43 replies
    Hot Air ^ | Erika Johnsen | November 12, 2013
    Former senior Obama healthcare adviser and bigtime ACA architect David Cutler maintains that ObamaCare is going to work, and indeed, that law is already reducing medical costs across the board (…yeah, no). He did point out on Fox News last night, however, that without more robust enrollment than we’re seeing now, costs are definitely going to start skyrocketing: “If the numbers aren’t there then the premiums and the exchanges will be very high because the people who will go through the most hoops to get that coverage are those to whom the costs are highest and their coverage is the...