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  • Confusion Over IRS' Obamacare Requirements Could Cause More Than 500,000 to

    10/31/2015 11:00:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 31, 2015 | Justin Haskins
    Open enrollment in the Obamacare-created federal Health Insurance Exchange is scheduled to begin on November 1, and many consumers returning to the exchange or signing up for the first time are in for a rude awakening. Millions of Americans’ health insurance premiums are expected to rise and hundreds of thousands more could find themselves without any health insurance subsidies at all in 2016.
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield cuts individual plans from health exchange in parts of Wisconsin

    10/26/2015 7:39:30 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 15 replies
    WBAY.COM ^ | 19 OCTOBER 2015 | Steve Schuster
    Anthem, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) licensee in Wisconsin, has decided to completely pull out of the health care exchange (individual plans) market place in Milwaukee, Racine and Kenosha counties starting January. Anthem is also significantly cutting back on the number of available exchange plans in 34 Wisconsin counties, which include the Fox Valley, according to Scott Larrivee, Public Relations Director at Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Wisconsin. “Anthem individual members in these [Milwaukee, Kenosha and Racine] counties will need to select a new health insurance plan with a different company for 2016,” Larrivee said, noting...
  • Ugh: Failed CNN host suggests people with southern accents are stupid

    04/07/2014 9:49:19 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 54 replies
    How lame can you get. Kathleen Park, a WaPo columnist and failed CNN host, criticized and AFP ad because the guy in it had a southern accent. She argued that there are plenty of smart, sophisticated people who are just as confused by the Obamacare law. So, no need to get a stupid guy with a southern accent when a smart sophisticated person will do:
  • Rick Scott Welcomes Obama to Florida With Attack on Health-Care Law

    03/20/2014 9:16:08 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 11 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | 3/20/14 | Ken Derby
    With President Barack Obama heading to the Sunshine State on Thursday, he is drawing fire from an old foe in Gov. Rick Scott. Rising to political prominence by opposing Obama’s federal health-care law, Scott went after Obama for taking funds from Medicaid Advantage to fund the law. "Today, President Obama is coming to Florida to raise money and do a campaign-style event,” Scott said. “No one knows specifically what he’s going to talk about, but it’s safe to say he won’t be addressing the 1.3 million Florida seniors who are in danger of losing their health care benefits, doctors and...
  • Code Chaos Another nightmare for doctors, courtesy of the federal government

    03/07/2014 8:39:15 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 18 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 3/7/14 | STEPHEN F. HAYES
    Ever considered suicide by jellyfish? Have you ended up in the hospital after being injured during the forced landing of your spacecraft? Or been hurt when you were sucked into the engine of an airplane or when your horse-drawn carriage collided with a trolley? Chances are slim. But should any of these unfortunate injuries befall you after October 1, 2014, your doctor, courtesy of the federal government, will have a code to record it. On that date, the United States is scheduled to implement a new system for recording injuries, medical diagnoses, and inpatient procedures called ICD-10​—​the 10th version of...
  • The affordable Boat Act (spoof)

    12/06/2013 4:24:43 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 5 replies
    The U.S. government has just passed a new law called: "The Affordable Boat Act" declaring that every citizen MUST purchase a new boat, by April 2014. These "affordable" boats will cost an average of $54,000-$155,000 each. This does not include taxes, trailers, towing fees, licensing and registration fees, fuel, docking and storage fees, maintenance or repair costs. This law has been passed, because until now, typically only wealthy and financially responsible people have been able to purchase boats. This new law ensures that every American can now have a "affordable" boat of their own, because everyone is entitled to a...
  • HHS Secretary: I Don't Work for Those Calling for Me to Resign

    10/25/2013 9:24:43 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 17 replies
    WABC77 ^ | 10/25/13
    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Thursday rejected the onslaught of demands -- leveled most prominently by Republican lawmakers -- for her to resign over the botched rollout of the new Obamacare website. “The majority of people calling for me to resign, I would say, are people who I don’t work for and who do not want this program to work in the first place,” Sebelius said during an appearance at a Phoenix HHS call center. “I have had frequent conversations with the president and I have committed to him that my role is to get the program...
  • TN senator bob corker a YES to 0'care vote NOT answering phone

    10/01/2013 9:36:36 AM PDT · by GailA · 19 replies
    self ^ | 10/01/13 | GailA
    Called US senator bob corker's office this morning, greeting was due to gov't shut down we are not taking calls, leave a message...voice mail full. US senator lamar alexander another YES to 0'care vote has office staffed and they were answering the phones. I suspect a lot of the RINOS will pull corker's trick so they don't have to hear how ANGRY we are on 0'care's REPEAL.
  • 03 May 2013 Five Ways Lousy Gang o' 8 Immigration Bill Resembles Obamacare

    05/03/2013 6:32:58 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 11 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 03 May 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    I thought that stench smelled familiar... Heritage Foundation   h/t Doug Ross
  • Obama Setting Trap for Small Business

    04/10/2013 3:57:41 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 3 replies
    The administration wants small business in the Obamacare net. Three federal agencies have asked the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) to consider raising the "attachment points" on stop-loss insurance for small businesses that self-insure. 70% of insurance claims are paid by companies that self-fund health insurance. Self-insurance means the employer creates its own "trust fund" out of which it pays health care expenses for its employees. The "attachment point" is essentially a deductible. If the deductible is met (attachment point is reached), the stop-loss insurer pays the rest of the cost for care. The stop-loss insurer insures the company...
  • DC joins several states classifying smoking as a “pre-existing medical condition” under ObamaCare

    04/10/2013 1:38:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/10/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    Under ObamaCare, insurers have the option of charging smokers up to 50 percent more to cover the associated higher costs of providing them with health care — but the District of Columbia, along with several other states, have decided that any plans being sold within their exchange are prohibited from adding tobacco surcharges. That simply wouldn’t be fair, you see: On Monday, the D.C. exchange’s executive board voted to prevent insurers from charging higher premiums to smokers than to nonsmokers — meaning nonsmokers are likely to pay modestly higher rates than if smoking surcharges were permitted. The District joins three...
  • Sebelius: ObamaCare More Complicated Than Anticipated

    04/09/2013 6:01:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Fox ^ | 4/9/13 | Erika Johnsen
    At an event on Monday night, HHS Secretary Sebelius acknowledged some of the messiness of the ongoing ObamaCare implementation, but of course had at least one readily available excuse as to why the administration is so very unreasonably put-upon at the moment:
  • How ObamaCare Blocks Reform From Taxes To Immigration

    04/09/2013 3:06:45 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 7 replies
    ibd ^ | 4/9/2013 | By ED CARSON
    Is ObamaCare the reform to end all other reforms? The massive health care law's problems are well known. Major tax hikes and Medicare cuts will fund a massive new government program rather than shore up the nation's finances. ObamaCare already is encouraging companies to cut jobs and work hours. With the administration delaying the insurance exchanges that might help small businesses until 2015, even ObamaCare cheerleaders are growing worried. And the law will leave tens of millions of Americans without health coverage. That's the best-case scenario, the government's own estimates agree. But ObamaCare doesn't just roil the health care system....
  • The Supreme Court re-wrote ObamaCare in order to salvage it. Now the IRS takes its turn

    04/09/2013 9:07:24 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 9 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/9/13 | Doug Book
    In their haste to impose an historic affront to individual liberty, the authors of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) neglected to provide the federal bureaucracy with either the funding necessary to build ObamaCare exchanges within the various states OR the authority to award tax credits or impose penalties on the American public. For when the ACA was written it was foolishly believed by lawmakers that each of the 50 states would immediately take on the near 100 million dollar responsibility of completing an ObamaCare exchange within its borders—an exchange being the sales center without which no ObamaCare business may be...
  • How to defend against health-care fraud

    04/05/2013 9:03:19 AM PDT · by illiac · 2 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 4/5/13 | Jeanette Pavini
    Health-care fraud, especially insurance scams, costs Americans an estimated $80 billion each year, according to the FBI. And boomers in particular get hit hard: having to pay the price of scams targeted to them, to uninsured older workers and others aimed at the aging parents they are caring for. The loss of a job, and with it employer health benefits, can make people desperate and more susceptible to private health schemes that promises big coverage but often provides few benefits and many loopholes. “Crooks are peddling fake or stripped-down policies camouflaged as full-benefit coverage. Pushy salespeople are preying on people’s...
  • Ted Cruz vows total repeal, no piecemeal fixes for failed ObamaCare

    04/04/2013 8:49:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 4, 2013 | Andrew Malcolm
    Republican Sen. Ted Cruz has called for the complete legislative repeal of ObamaCare and its replacement by comprehensive healthcare reforms that actually increase patient choice, decrease the role of government bureaucrats and disconnect health insurance from employment. "If you lose your job," Cruz said, "you don't lose your house, life or car insurance. They go with you wherever you go." It should be the same for health insurance. In a wide-ranging exclusive interview with IBD's weekly M&M podcast, the Texas freshman said, "Our first priority is repealing ObamaCare and repealing it in its entirety. The program isn't working." And he...
  • It's "I Told You So" on ObamaCare

    04/04/2013 9:21:02 PM PDT · by grundle · 16 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | March 6, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    "What we've learned through the course of this program is that this is really not a sensible way for the healthcare system to be run." That was Gary Cohen, director of the Department of Health and Human Services' Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, talking. He was specifically responding to the apparently surprising need to halt enrollments in a program designed as a temporary bridge for people with preexisting conditions who couldn't wait until the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare) fully kicks in next year. The program was allocated $5 billion, but some estimate it will take $40 billion...
  • Fed Up With Obamacare, Doctors Increasingly Prefer Cash For Care

    04/04/2013 11:33:45 PM PDT · by grundle · 27 replies
    Forbes ^ | April 2, 2013 | Sally Pipes
    Patients should welcome this development. Not only does the move toward direct payment have the potential to reduce health costs — it could also yield higher-quality care. Even before Obamacare, direct-pay practices were growing in popularity. According to the Center for Studying Health System Change, direct-payment practices increased from 9.2 percent of the market in 2001 to 12.4 percent by 2008. Nearly 7 percent of doctors say they are planning to change to some form of direct-pay care in the next three years, according to a survey of 13,000 doctors done for the Physicians Foundation. The consulting firm Accenture projects...
  • Going Out of Business: How ObamaCare will Hurt American Businesses [accurate predictions from 2009]

    04/03/2013 5:11:20 PM PDT · by grundle · 4 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | September 23, 2009
    A Costly Employer Mandate It's a Regressive Tax:The House and Senate draft proposals for health care reform include employer mandates that require employers to pay higher taxes (as much as an 8% payroll tax) if they do not offer health insurance or if they offer it but some employees decline it and use the government system. The result of such a tax penalty will cause lower pay and job losses, especially for low-income workers. By the Numbers: According to The Heritage Foundation, the mandates could cost businesses up to $49 billion a year, 10.2 million workers will be at risk...
  • Obamacare will kill off some existing health plans (exempt RATS knew all along)

    04/03/2013 4:00:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    MSN ^ | 4/03/13 | Jason Notte
    Cheap, no-frills insurance that doesn't cover medication, maternity or mental health services will get the scalpel in 2014. Know that health care plan you just signed up for? Don't get too attached. The Affordable Care Act mandate most commonly known as Obamacare has some tight stipulations that, CNN says, are forcing health care companies to rip up most of their current plans and draft new ones that comply. According to a University of Chicago study, just about half of the individual health care plans currently on the market won't cut it once key provisions of the Affordable Care Act kick...