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Posted on 04/02/2010 9:51:45 PM PDT by socialismisinsidious
CBS poll: Believe it or not, support for ObamaCare still eroding
Hotair ^ | APRIL 2, 2010 | ALLAHPUNDIT
Posted on Friday, April 02, 2010 8:45:38 PM by RobinMasters
Amazing as it might seem, this elevator may not yet have reached the basement.
Fifty-three percent of Americans say they disapprove of the new reforms, including 39 percent who say they disapprove strongly. In the days before the bill passed the House, 37 percent said they approved and 48 percent disapproved.
Poll: Most Americans Remain Against Health Care Overhaul
cbsnews.com ^ | April 2, 2010 | Stephanie Condon
Posted on Friday, April 02, 2010 9:17:26 PM by Free ThinkerNY
The public is increasingly skeptical of the health care reform bill signed into law last week, a new CBS News poll shows.
NYT: New Health Care Law Does Not Help Democrats in Poll
The New York Times ^ | April 2, 2010 | Marjorie Connelly
Posted on Friday, April 02, 2010 9:45:07 PM by 2ndDivisionVet
The legislative wrangling over the health care reform bill that became law last week has not translated into improved poll ratings for any of the principal participants.
NBC's Brian Williams Knocks 'Hatred,' 'Venom' in Health Care Fight, Touts Objectivity
newbusters ^ | 4/1/10 | Scott Whitlock
Posted on Friday, April 02, 2010 12:10:22 AM by Nachum
NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams appeared on the BBC podcast Americana on Sunday and asserted that "hatred" and "venom" were part of the health care debate. He then hyperbolically claimed, "I would sooner jab my hand into a food processor than take a side." [MP3 Audio available here.]
Obamacare was mainly aimed at redistributing wealth
washington examiner ^ | 4/1/10 | Byron York
Posted on Friday, April 02, 2010 12:29:24 AM by Nachum
It hasn't attracted much notice, but recently some prominent advocates of Obamacare have spoken more frankly than ever before about why they supported a national health care makeover. It wasn't just about making insurance more affordable. It wasn't just about bending the cost curve. It wasn't just about cutting the federal deficit. It was about redistributing wealth.
Exelon sees $65 mln charge due to healthcare reform
Posted on Friday, April 02, 2010 1:27:10 AM by Chet 99
April 1 (Reuters) - Exelon Corp (EXC.N), the largest operator of nuclear plants in the United States, expects a non-cash charge of about $65 million in the first quarter of 2010 due to the recently passed healthcare reform law.
[RINO Mark] Kirk softens on health care repeal
Illinois Statehouse News ^
Posted on Friday, April 02, 2010 1:31:14 AM by Chet 99
AP: GOP fears backlash over health care stance
AP via Boston.com ^
Posted on Friday, April 02, 2010 1:33:36 AM by Chet 99
WASHINGTON Top Republicans are starting to worry about their health care rallying cry Repeal the bill. It just might singe GOP candidates in Novembers elections, they fear, if voters begin to see benefits from the new law.
Get It Right: The Healthcare Rage
The Stanford Daily ^ | March 31, 2010 | Erica Morgan
Posted on Friday, April 02, 2010 2:07:39 AM by 2ndDivisionVet
The 219-212 vote last Sunday on health care reform may have, as Mr. Obama phrased it, answered the call of history. History has certainly seen its share of usurpation and tyranny. However, it is unlikely that the passage of the bill answered the call of the Americans it will impact. Rasmussen Reports polls reveal that as Obamacares champions headed to vote on Sunday, 54 percent of polled voters opposed the plan and 45 percent polled strongly opposed the plan. Yet, despite majority opposition and transparent political wheeling and dealing, Obama and the Democrats in the House managed to pull the bill through. Immediate tumult followed the bills passage: 14 attorneys general have filed suit against the government on the basis of the unconstitutionality of this reform. Republican leaders are attempting to gain momentum to repeal health care reform and are inciting voters to display their displeasure in the upcoming elections.
Despite Obama pitch on benefits of healthcare reform, small business is glum
Christian Science Monitor ^ | 4/1/2010 | Laurent Belsie
Posted on Friday, April 02, 2010 6:44:29 AM by tobyhill
In focusing on the benefits of healthcare reform for small business owners on Thursday, President Obama targeted a group of Americans who need bucking up. Small-business owners are glum. Their optimism is falling despite signs of recovery.
Georgia Attorney General refuses to join health reform suit
American Thinker ^ | April 02, 2010 | Mark J. Fitzgibbons
Posted on Friday, April 02, 2010 6:44:32 AM by Man50D
Kansas AG won't sue over federal health care law
KansasCity.com ^ | April 2, 2010 | The Associated Press
Posted on Friday, April 02, 2010 5:25:31 PM by PatriciaLightner
Obama: US would go bankrupt without health changes
AP (via MyWay) ^ | April 2, 2010
Posted on Friday, April 02, 2010 7:52:25 AM by Mr. Mojo
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says he did a full court press for a health care system remake because "this country was going to go bankrupt."
VIDEO: Obama: "This Country Was Going To Go Bankrupt" Without Health Care Reform
RealClearPolitics ^ | April 2, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
Posted on Friday, April 02, 2010 10:15:25 AM by i88schwartz
AP: Obama said in a nationally broadcast interview Friday he isn't worried that his bold reach for a $1.3 trillion, 10-year makeover might cause his public approval ratings to plummet. He told CBS's "The Early Show" that forcing changes in the system was "the right thing to do."
Obamacare Mandate Fair Premium Prices
Liberty and Pride ^ | April 2, 2010 | Conservative American
Posted on Friday, April 02, 2010 9:01:43 AM by csd
MSNBC: True or false? Top 7 health care fears
MSNBC ^ | April 2, 2010
Posted on Friday, April 02, 2010 9:12:47 AM by Oldeconomybuyer
Kaiser Health News checked out some of the most common claims:
100 percent repeal of Obamacare
The Washington Times ^ | 04/02/2010 | Rep. Steve King
Posted on Friday, April 02, 2010 9:25:23 AM by safetysign
President Obama, speaking at a rally in Iowa City on March 25, challenged opponents of Obamacare who have vowed repeal. To repeal advocates, the President said, "Go for it."
Before the first light of dawn on the morning after this Pelosi Congress sent Obamacare to the President's desk, I started the process to repeal.My decision to take this fight to and through the next election and probably through the presidential election in 2012 was not a knee jerk response to a legislative defeat.It is a commitment to the Constitution, fiscal responsibility, real health care reform and American Liberty.
Dems to grill execs after health-tax whacks (Embarrassing Nostrilitis should be easy)
NY Post ^ | 4/01/10 | S.A. MILLER
Posted on Friday, April 02, 2010 9:37:35 AM by Libloather
WASHINGTON -- Adding insult to injury, Democratic leaders are hauling CEOs from major corporations before Congress to defend writing off billions of dollars because President Obama's health care overhaul whacks them with a new tax.
Florida doctor tells Obama health care supporters to go elsewhere
Orlando Sentinel ^ | 4/02/10 | Steven Hudak
Posted on Friday, April 02, 2010 10:00:32 AM by Mamzelle
MOUNT DORA A doctor who considers the national health-care overhaul to be bad medicine for the country posted a sign on his office door telling patients who voted for President Barack Obama to seek care "elsewhere." "I'm not turning anybody away that would be unethical," Dr. Jack Cassell, 56, a Mount Dora urologist and a registered Republican opposed to the health plan, told the Orlando Sentinel on Thursday. "But if they read the sign and turn the other way, so be it." The sign reads: "If you voted for Obama seek urologic care elsewhere. Changes to your healthcare begin right now, not in four years."
Paul McCartney plays Miami (praises health care)
Miami Herald ^ | Ben Crandell
Posted on Friday, April 02, 2010 10:45:59 AM by ConservativeStatement
An America deeply divided by helter skelter politics and war, the void littered with protest signs, bricks and racial epithets, is nothing new to Paul McCartney. The Beatles provided a soundtrack for a similar era 40 years ago.
States fear that five words in Obama health law will open door to lawsuits. (Another Surprise!)
Daily Caller ^ | April 2, 2010 | Jon Ward
Posted on Friday, April 02, 2010 10:49:59 AM by C19fan
The addition to existing law of five words, and a comma, may cause a world of hurt to state governments.
Tucked away on page 466 of President Obamas 2,704-page health-care bill is a provision that changes the definition of medical assistance, the term describing what states are required to provide to Medicaid recipients.
Not in Health Reform: "16,500 Armed Bureaucrats"
Whitehouse.gov ^ | April 2, 2010 | by Linda Douglass
Posted on Friday, April 02, 2010 10:53:15 AM by Oldeconomybuyer
In the latest example from an ever-growing list of willful distortions, the American people are being warned that because of health care reform, the federal government will hire over 16,000 new IRS agents to enforce the new law.
ObamaCare and the Constitution
The Wall Street Journal ^ | April 2, 2010 | The Editors
Posted on Friday, April 02, 2010 11:35:00 AM by 2ndDivisionVet
If Congress can force you to buy insurance, Article I limits on federal power are a dead letter.
The constitutional challenges to ObamaCare have come quickly, and the media are portraying them mostly as hopeless gesturesthe political equivalent of Civil War re-enactors. Discussion over: You lost, deal with it.
(Texas Governor Rick) Perry: Obama's health care plan is a disaster
Austin American Statesman ^ | April 1, 2010 | Rick Perry
Posted on Friday, April 02, 2010 11:54:13 AM by Zakeet
President Barack Obama's signature on Congress's disastrous health care plan was a disappointment to everyone who values limited government, bipartisanship and quality and affordable health care.
ObamaCares job-killing impact is just getting started
Chicago Tribune ^ | 4/2/10 | Grace-Marie Turner
Posted on Friday, April 02, 2010 12:42:15 PM by Nachum
It didn't take long for businesses especially in Illinois to start feeling ObamaCare's job-killing punch. While most of the punishing mandates and taxes don't start immediately, public accounting rules operate on a more timely basis. Some businesses have disclosed that their value will be negatively impacted by the new health reform law.
Cause and Effect: Has the ObamaCare Job Killing Already Begun
Breitbart.TV ^ | Naked Emperor News
Posted on Friday, April 02, 2010 4:26:16 PM by Pacothecat
Shea-Porter Mocked at Town Hall Meeting for Claiming ObamaCare Will "Reduce the Deficit" - Video
Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | April 2, 2010 | Brian
Posted on Friday, April 02, 2010 6:51:50 PM by Federalist Patriot
Rush Limbaugh, Healthcare and Idle Threats [Rush's Humor Unappreciated]
LATimes ^ | April 02nd 2010 | Joe Queenan
Posted on Friday, April 02, 2010 1:37:28 PM by Steelfish
OPINION Rush Limbaugh, Healthcare and Idle Threats Threats like his vow to leave the United States lose all meaning if they're not followed through on.
Commentary: U.S. will eventually love health care overhaul
McClatchy News ^ | April 1, 2010 | By James Werrell [not Wanker in name, but in spirit]
Posted on 04/02/2010 10:37:46 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
The scare tactics used to oppose Medicare in the 1960s -- not to mention Social Security in the 1940s -- were much the same as what critics of comprehensive health care reform are saying about the bill signed into law by the president this week. If anything, the current rhetoric is even more overheated: "This is a socialistic plan to deprive you of your freedom, kill your grandmother and bankrupt the nation in the process."
ObamaCare: Still a Bad Deal for Young Adults
fox ^ | 4/2/10 | Aaron Yelowitz
Posted on Friday, April 02, 2010 2:50:20 PM by Nachum
The Associated Press reports that young adults will face higher premiums under ObamaCare:
Beginning in 2014, most Americans will be required to buy insurance or pay a tax penalty. Thats when premiums for young adults seeking coverage on the individual market would likely climb by 17 percent on average, or roughly $42 a month, according to an analysis of the plan conducted for The Associated Press. The analysis did not factor in tax credits to help offset the increase.
Obama's 17 Minute, 14 Second Answer on Higher Taxes and Health Care
FOX News ^ | April 2, 2010
Posted on Friday, April 02, 2010 4:22:13 PM by Oldeconomybuyer
QUESTION: Thank you, Mr. President. We're honored to have you here today. I'm Joyce Ravis (ph) from Lake Wiley, South Carolina. I work at Celgard. We have wonderful CEOs that take care of us and have really helped the company grow.
US Sen. Wicker on how health care bill will affect Mississippians
WLOX ABC 13 News ^ | April 2, 2010 | By Senator Roger F. Wicker
Posted on Friday, April 02, 2010 4:30:30 PM by Oldeconomybuyer
SEC. 4101. SCHOOL-BASED HEALTH CENTERS
H.R. 3590 and Public Law 111-148 ^ | March 2010 | Congress, Obama
Posted on Friday, April 02, 2010 4:33:06 PM by mbarker12474
European Socialist Healthcare Failures
Posted on Friday, April 02, 2010 4:51:04 PM by TigerBait
McConnell: Full health repeal 'probably' won't happen with Obama
The Hill ^ | APRIL 2, 2010 | Jordan Fabian
Posted on Friday, April 02, 2010 4:59:34 PM by RobinMasters
Repealing the entire healthcare bill "probably" will not happen with President Barack Obama in the White House, the Senate's top Republican said Friday.
Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) said at a speaking engagement that a full repeal may be unlikely, but that the GOP could be able to repeal parts of it in the fall, even if they don't win back majorities in both houses.
Dead $14 billion loophole could sink corporate health care
CNNMoney ^ | 4/2/2010 | Paul Smalera
Posted on Friday, April 02, 2010 6:35:29 PM by Signalman
With President Obama still glowing over last week's passage of health-care reform, it's a good time to ask why American businesses ever began providing health-care coverage, and especially prescription drug benefits, to begin with. Out of all industrialized nations, only the United States has tied employment to health care and retirement coverage.
Medicare Docs Guess at Paychecks Amid Reimbursement Questions
Wall Street Journal ^ | 4-1-10 | Shirley Wang
Posted on Friday, April 02, 2010 5:44:33 PM by STARWISE
Its no joke for doctors that today marks the day that Medicares 21% reimbursement pay cuts were to go into effect.
NY Republican Congressional Candidate Demagogues Medicare Cuts
The American Spectator ^ | 2 April 2010 | Philip Klein
Posted on Friday, April 02, 2010 12:01:31 PM by Notary Sojac
Throughout the health care debate, I argued that it was a huge mistake for Republicans to focus on attacking the Medicare cuts in the Democrats' health care legislation, because it reinforces the third-rail status of the program that will need to be seriously reformed to avert the impending fiscal collapse of the United States. Now, we're starting to see GOP candidates dig themselves in even further, by continuing to attack the Medicare cuts.
Obamacare Starts Squeezing the Private Sector
> By William Tucker
> Over the next six months Republicans will have to do much more
> than just show that Obamacare won’t work.