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  • Obama: We’ve Made Health Care ‘More Affordable for All Americans’

    12/03/2016 7:07:48 PM PST · by Rockitz · 112 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 3 Dec 2016 | Ian Hanchett
    During Saturday’s Weekly Address, President Obama touted the 21st Century Cures Act, and stated that over the last eight years we’ve made health care “more affordable for all Americans.” Transcript as Follows: “Hi, everybody. On the first day of my administration, I promised to restore science to its rightful place. I told you we would unleash American innovation and technology to tackle the health challenges of our time. Over the last eight years, we’ve delivered on that promise in many ways, both big and small — including, of course, providing health coverage to 20 million more Americans, and making health...
  • 6 facts about President-Elect Trump's pick for Secretary of Health and Human Services.

    11/30/2016 12:38:54 PM PST · by Jim 0216 · 21 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 11/30/16 | Daily Signal
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  • New Gruber Study Raises Major Questions About Obamacare's Medicaid Expansion

    11/30/2016 8:08:49 AM PST · by Mikey_1962 · 45 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11-27-16 | Brian Blase,
    A new study by Jonathan Gruber, one of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) chief economic architects, suggests that roughly two-thirds of new Medicaid enrollees in 2014 were eligible for the program under previous state eligibility criteria—meaning that they were not made eligible by the ACA. If accurate, then a much smaller share of new Medicaid enrollees were made eligible for the program by the ACA than Washington experts commonly believe. For example, the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) most recent projection is that only one of six new Medicaid enrollees were eligible for the program before the ACA. Gruber’s results, combined...
  • Here's how Trump's HHS pick, Tom Price wants to replace Obamacare

    11/29/2016 11:43:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/29/2016 | Philip Klein
    By tapping House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Tom Price to serve as his Secretary of Health and Human Services, President-elect Trump has added to his team one of the most serious and knowledgeable Republicans on healthcare policy, and in the process pressed his finger on the scales of the internal GOP debate over how specifically to replace Obamacare. In contrast to many Republicans, who have talked in terms of repealing Obamacare without offering their own vision for the healthcare system, Price, an orthopedic surgeon, has for years been refining his own detailed plan. In fact, he was one of...
  • I’m a medical resident. You’ll make my job harder if you repeal Obamacare. [Snowflake!]

    11/29/2016 7:15:55 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 79 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/29/16 | JOSEPH "It's all about me" NWADIUKO
    Residency, in case you haven’t heard, is difficult work. 124,000 of us have dedicated three to seven years of our life to communities around the country, collectively making life and death decisions for millions of patients each day. Our weekly duty hour limit is twice that of most working Americans.... completely repeal Obamacare. Although he has reneged and stated that he would keep the ban on preconditions and coverage for young adults on the table, he has been much less clear about what he’d do to the quality and payment schemes of the ACA. A worrisome contingent of conservatives nonetheless...
  • IT’S OFFICIAL: TRUMP CHOOSES TOM PRICE FOR HHS; SEEMA VERMA FOR CMS

    11/29/2016 7:29:39 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 79 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 29 Nov 2016
    President-elect Donald Trump is tapping Congressman Tom Price (R-GA) to be Secretary of Health and Human Services and Seema Verma as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, according to a release from the transition team. “Together, Chairman Price and Seema Verma are the dream team that will transform our healthcare system for the benefit of all Americans,” Trump said in a statement. Price, the chairman of the House Budget Committee, is a physician and a fierce opponent of Obamacare. “It is an honor to be nominated to serve our nation as Secretary of Health and Human Services....
  • Tom Price, Obamacare Critic, Is Trump’s Choice for Health Secretary

    11/28/2016 7:04:58 PM PST · by usafa92 · 90 replies
    NY Times ^ | 11/28/2016 | Robert Pear
    WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald J. Trump has selected Representative Tom Price, a six-term Republican congressman from Georgia who has led opposition to the Affordable Care Act, to be secretary of health and human services, according to a transition team official. Mr. Price, an orthopedic surgeon, has been a severe critic of the health law, saying it interferes with the ability of patients and doctors to make medical decisions. And he says that events have borne out his warnings. “Premiums have gone up, not down,” Mr. Price said recently. “Many Americans lost the health coverage they were told time and time...
  • Obamacare insurers stiffed again by feds

    11/26/2016 7:03:19 AM PST · by kevcol · 19 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 23, 2016 | Robert King
    Obamacare insurers will not receive any payments for the 2015 coverage year from a federal program designed to help them ease losses. Insurers are asking for about $5.8 billion from the federal government for 2015 in Obamacare's risk corridor program, according to an estimate from Brian Blase of the right-leaning think tank Mercatus Center. However, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said last week that all payments would go toward paying off the money owed the insurers for 2014.
  • Paul Ryan Is Conducting Phone Surveys About The Affordable Care Act -- Freep this poll

    11/23/2016 3:57:22 PM PST · by garjog · 12 replies
    Business 2 Community ^ | November 22, 2016 | Shawn Rice
    If you have not already you can still do so as House Speaker Paul Ryan is conducting a phone survey regarding experiences with the Affordable Care Act (ACA). If you are a patient, you can give the House Speaker your opinion on the ACA. As of November 2016, Ryan’s Washington D.C. office is allowing callers to express their opinion regarding the the ACA or, more simply, Obamacare. The Affordable Care Act was passed by Congress and then signed into law by the President on March 23, 2010. On June 28, 2012 the Supreme Court rendered a final decision to uphold...
  • ‘Nobody Believes You, Doctor’ — Tucker Carlson SPANKS Obamacare Architect With Facts, Logic...

    11/17/2016 8:45:22 PM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 34 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 11/16/2016 | Christian Datoc
    VIDEO AT SOURCE: Tucker Carlson interviewed Ezekiel Emanuel on his new primetime Fox News show Tuesday night, an interview the Obamacare architect probably wishes he skipped. Carlson, who co-founded The Daily Caller, opened by noting “Obamacare is the biggest piece of social reorganization passed in [his] lifetime, and yet it has never, as far as I know, received majority support.” “Shouldn’t you get buy-in from the public before reorganizing their health care?” he asked. “The public likes many of the provisions,” Emanuel responded. “Yeah, some,” Carlson admitted.
  • 1 million sign up for Obamacare for 2017 so far

    11/17/2016 6:48:15 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/16/16 | T Luhby
    Americans are still signing up for Obamacare, despite President-elect Trump's promise to repeal it soon after he takes office. More than one million people selected plans for 2017 on the federal exchange in the first 12 days of open enrollment, which began November 1, according to the Department of Health & Human Services. That is 53,000 more than in the comparable period a year ago. Administration officials are using enrollment data to promote the importance of Obamacare to Americans, trying to counter Republicans' assertions that it is pricey and broken.
  • Donald Trump is about to face a rude awakening over Obamacare (preexisting conditions)

    11/12/2016 4:19:09 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 161 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | 11/12/2016 | Steven Pearlstein
    After reiterating his promise to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, President-elect Donald Trump has indicated that he may keep two of the law’s most popular provisions. One is straightforward enough — children up to the age of 26 being allowed to stay on their parents’ plan. The other — preventing insurance companies from denying coverage because of preexisting conditions — offers a perfect illustration of why Trump and most of the other Republicans critics of Obamacare don’t understand the health insurance market. Let’s say that in the beautiful new world of “repeal and replace,” insurers are required to...
  • Obamacare Architect Jonathan Gruber Sounds Off on CEO Job Loss Claims

    11/15/2016 10:06:55 AM PST · by HarleyD · 41 replies
    Fox News Business ^ | November 15, 2016 | Julia Limitone
    Jonathan Gruber, a well-known architect of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, caused a ruckus two years ago after he was caught on tape saying “the stupidity of the American voter led us to hide Obamacare’s true costs from the public.” He told the FOX Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo that CEOs are wrong about Obamacare. The MIT professor sparked a heated debate with Bartiromo after she stated that “businesses are not hiring workers because the legislation is too expensive.” Gruber had a different take: “Please don’t use the word ‘fact’ because you’re not saying facts, you’re saying antidotes.” “I’ll tell you...
  • Dr. Ben Carson turns down offer to serve in Trump administration

    11/15/2016 8:45:08 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 105 replies
    Circa ^ | 11-15-16 | Raffi Williams
    According to Dr. Ben Carson's business manager Armstrong Williams, Dr. Ben Carson will not serve in President-elect Donald Trump's administration, a separate source confirmed that Carson was being offered a position as Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). Williams told Circa that Dr. Carson thinks he can, "best serve the President outside the administration."
  • Will ObamaCare really be repealed?

    11/13/2016 7:27:24 AM PST · by Crucial · 80 replies
    11/13/2016 | Myself
    It is my understanding that Trump's plan for health insurance includes allowing people with pre-existing conditions to sign up for coverage. It also appears that this clause of ObamaCare can't be repealed through reconciliation. I'm not really sure why that is because the Democrat X-rays only had a slim majority when ObamaCare was rammed down America's throat. So I have a few questions that I think others should consider. First, how can insurance companies actually be profitable when they are forced to insure people who are already sick even with being able to sell insurance across state lines. Second, given...
  • No, Donald Trump did not abandon promise to repeal Obamacare

    11/12/2016 6:22:50 AM PST · by Pete · 27 replies
    The mainstream media are reporting that President-elect Donald Trump is givinHe’s not alone: those are some of the only parts of the law that are popular, and many Republicans have long since promised to preserve coverage for those with pre-existing conditions even after Obamacare is repealed. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI), for example, proposed a replacement for Obamacare in April that would cover people with pre-existing conditions by moving them into state high-risk pools.g up on his promise to repeal and replace Obamacare, because he said he would be willing to preserve coverage for pre-existing conditions and allowing...
  • No, Donald Trump Did Not Abandon Promise to Repeal Obamacare

    11/11/2016 2:43:04 PM PST · by conservativepoet · 111 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/11/16 | Joel B. Pollak
    The mainstream media are reporting that President-elect Donald Trump is giving up on his promise to repeal and replace Obamacare, because he said he would be willing to preserve coverage for pre-existing conditions and allowing children to stay on their parents’ health insurance until age 26.
  • Why Obamacare Will NOT Be Repealed Anytime Soon

    11/11/2016 9:25:12 AM PST · by fwdude · 135 replies
    Self | 11/11/16 | fwdude
    Since the campaigns are over and electioneering can cease, let's take a realistic look as the lay of the land and understand what is likely to occur under Trump's administration and what is not likely. Indeed, Obamacare repeal legislation has been floated numerous times by the Republican House over the past several years, only to find an unwilling Senate or Executive roadblock to kill all possibility. I contend that we are in a similar situation now. A perilously bare "R" majority in the senate will be the death knell for any repeal for at least the next two years. Democrats...
  • With ObamaCare Collapsing, What Do We Do Next?

    11/10/2016 10:09:15 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 79 replies
    Forbes ^ | November 10, 2016 | By Steve Forbes
    WITH THE OBAMACARE exchanges collapsing and millions of people being battered by ghastly increases in health insurance premiums, what’s to be done? Forgetting that socialism doesn’t work–never mind that it’s deeply immoral–Democrats are addicted to the idea of government-dominated health care. They see ObamaCare’s terminal crisis as the perfect opportunity to realize their age-old ambition of socialized medicine, hence the current mouthing of such slogans as “a single-payer system,” “Medicare for all” and the offer to consumers of “a public option,” i.e., subsidized policies from a health insurance company run by Uncle Sam. Republicans should be ready with proposals that...
  • Here’s how the impending ObamaCare disaster affects you

    11/06/2016 3:42:33 AM PST · by RightGeek · 32 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/1/2016 | Betsy McCaughey
    “Disaster” sums up the skyrocketing premiums and lack of choice facing many of the 11 million people enrolled in the exchange plans. The plans are unaffordable, unless you’re a low earner getting a free ride. ObamaCare enrollees aren’t the only people being clobbered. If you get insured at work — as 155 million people do — your deductibles are up a staggering 49 percent since 2011 thanks to ObamaCare. Part-timers are working fewer hours, so business owners can avoid the law’s employer mandate. Taxpayers are on the hook for some 50 new taxes. Seniors get hit the hardest. More than...
  • Obamacare premiums in Florida to rise up to 27% Open enrollment has started for 2017 plans

    11/03/2016 8:58:14 AM PDT · by xzins · 66 replies
    WPTV ^ | Nov 1, 2016 | Wanda Moore
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fl. - It was the first day of open enrollment for plans for 2017 under the Affordable Care Act and Floridians are looking at a hefty price increase. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, premiums in the Sunshine State are set to go up by as much as 27 percent. Other states are looking much worse. Oklahoma is looking at a 75% increase. Lyne Holue will lose her coverage on Dec 31st because her current carrier dropped out of the market, leaving only three to choose from and leaving her unsure where to...
  • Curious Barry's October Surprise for Hillary

    10/31/2016 8:45:01 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/31/16 | William A. Levinson
    ...The Collapse of the "Affordable" Care Act The ACA is now visibly crashing and burning, with premium increases of up to 116% in Arizona along with access to far fewer insurance plans as insurance companies exit the market. This always happens when a country allows its purported leaders to substitute partisan ideology for physical, natural, or economic science. What You Can Do about the ACA Mandate This is also the open enrollment period for the so-called "Affordable" Care Act. If you have no serious pre-existing medical conditions and are willing to forego unhealthy lifestyle choices, you can opt out of...
  • Economist On Rising Obamacare Costs: You’re Going To Have ‘Riots’

    10/29/2016 6:22:55 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 20 replies
    CBS ^ | October 28, 2016
    Economist Chris Butler discussed the rising cost of health insurance plans rising next year under the Affordable Care Act, saying he expects the populace to express more outrage as they learn they will be priced out of health care options. “Right now, I think you do have to say that A, it’s failing and that B, I think next year, you’re going to have a bunch of people that don’t get the subsidies that make the premiums a little bit more affordable that are just going to riot because it’s just too expensive for most people if you don’t qualify...
  • Video: Hillary: Before it was called "Obamacare," it was called "Hillarycare."

    10/26/2016 9:03:09 AM PDT · by wrrock · 13 replies
    ButAsForMe ^ | 11/26/2016 | Video
    Video: Hillary: Before it was called "Obamacare," it was called "Hillarycare." WATCH VIDEO...
  • The truth about those rising health insurance premiums

    10/25/2016 7:03:01 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | October 25, 2016 | Timothy Jost
    (CNN) — On November 1, the Affordable Care Act health insurance marketplaces will open for their fourth open enrollment period. On Monday, Healthcare.gov, the federal marketplace serving 39 states, pulled back the curtains to allow consumers to window shop for 2017 plans. As it did so, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a report analyzing the premiums consumers will have to pay for 2017 marketplace coverage and the coverage choices they will have available. The HHS report documents what has already been widely reported -- that after two years of moderate premium increases (2% for 2015 and...
  • Trump hits hard at 'Obamacare' after gloomy report

    10/25/2016 9:12:04 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 25, 2016 11:43 AM EDT | Jonathan Lemire and Steve Peoples
    Donald Trump declared Tuesday that “Obamacare is just blowing up,” hoping for powerful late-campaign ammunition against Hillary Clinton after the government projected sharp cost increases for President Barack Obama’s health care program. Just two weeks before Election Day, the New York businessman addressed the health care development during an appearance at one of his Florida golf resorts that highlighted the extraordinary intersection of his business and political interests. His message was somewhat scattershot, leaving questions of how well he and his party can capitalize on a revived emphasis on “Obamacare.” …
  • ObamaCare Is About to Get Way, Way More Expensive

    10/24/2016 2:37:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 24, 2016
    Premiums will go up sharply next year under President Barack Obama’s health care law, and many consumers will be down to just one insurer, the administration confirmed Monday. That will stoke another “Obamacare” controversy days before a presidential election. Before taxpayer-provided subsidies, premiums for a midlevel benchmark plan will increase an average of 25 percent across the 39 states served by the federally run online market, according to a report from the Department of Health and Human Services. Some states will see much bigger jumps, others less.
  • Obamacare premiums to go up by double digits

    10/24/2016 2:22:59 PM PDT · by tekrat · 16 replies
    Star-Telegram / Associated Press ^ | 10/24/2016 | Andrew Harnik
    The Obama administration said Monday premiums for Obamacare will increase by an average of 25 percent next year. The Department of Health and Human Services said each of the 39 states currently served by the federally run online insurance exchanges will experience different price hikes. Three large insurers have decreased participation in the Obamacare marketplace, which will leave one in five consumers with only one insurance plan to chose from.
  • Wikileaks: Obama threatened Justice Roberts to change his vote on Obamacare

    10/23/2016 4:48:34 AM PDT · by Jess Kitting · 92 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | Oct. 18, 2016 | Josh Bernstein
    Summary: Chief Justice John Roberts was threatened by Obama to change his vote on Obamacare according to new details in John Podesta's wikileaks emails. Also, Podesta wished a white guy named Chris Hayes was the shooter in San Bernardino instead of the Muslim Sayeed Farouk. 3 days before Antonin Scalia's death Podesta talked about "wet works" which is a KGB term for assassination. Obama was in on the emails and knew about it which is why he insulated himself from prosecution by appointing Loretta Lynch and keeping James Comey as FBI Director. All groping stories have been proven false through...
  • Approved Obamacare Rate Hikes [vanity]

    10/22/2016 4:52:37 PM PDT · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 6 replies
  • Obamacare Premiums Up When Does the Death Spiral Blow Up?

    10/21/2016 7:47:03 AM PDT · by grumpygresh · 6 replies
    Obamacare premiums are skyrocketing out of sight. A jump of a mere 30% looks like a good deal compared to jumps of over 50% in six states, and 93% in New Mexico. Congratulations are in order for those living in a handful of states whose premiums only rose 20%.
  • WikiLeaks: Hillary Wants Obamacare to ‘Unravel’

    10/18/2016 10:10:14 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 9 replies
    www.lifezette.com ^ | Updated 18 Oct 2016 at 11:00 AM | by Edmund Kozak
    Leaked email suggests Clinton rooting for Affordable Care Act to collapse An email leaked by WikiLeaks Tuesday appears to suggest that Hillary Clinton wants the Affordable Care Act to fail — presumably as a pretense for implementing single-payer, government-controlled health care. In a chain between Clinton and her senior policy adviser Ann O’Leary titled “Memo on Cadillac Tax for HRC,” Clinton said she’s open to changing her position on the Cadillac Tax — but that the Republican plan to repeal it must pass. "Given the politics now w bipartisan support including Schumer, I'll support repeal w 'sense of the Senate'...
  • Iranian grad student at Georgia Tech burns self with Molotov cocktail, media yawns

    02/28/2014 9:54:43 AM PST · by servo1969 · 35 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2-28-2014 | Jim Treacher
    As you read the following, keep in mind that this happened three weeks ago. The only reason I know about it is because Glenn Reynolds linked to it this morning.WXIA in Atlanta, Feb. 5: The FBI says a Georgia Tech graduate student was burned by a Molotov cocktail at his apartment in the 200 block of 10th Street, not far from Piedmont Park. Atlanta police spokeswoman Kim Jones said Saamer Akhshabi suffered third-degree burns over 90 percent of his body. Lighter fluid and a charred pillow and mattress were found inside the apartment, along with the Molotov cocktail and several...
  • Wikileaks reveal Obama coerced Justice Roberts to pass Obamacare

    10/15/2016 5:43:35 PM PDT · by MNDude · 70 replies
    "it was pretty critical that the President threw the gauntlet down last time on the Court, warning them in the first case that it would politicize the role of the Court for them to rule against the ACA. As a close reader of the case, I honestly believe that was vital to scaring Roberts off"
  • WikiLeaks: Catholic Church ‘Middle Ages Dictatorship,’ Need ‘Revolution’ Against Bishops

    10/12/2016 10:32:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 12, 2016 | Susan Berry
    Emails from the account of Hillary Clinton’s current campaign manager John Podesta released by WikiLeaks show that in February of 2012, Podesta and the president of Voices for Progress discussed how to “plant the seeds of revolution” within the Catholic Church, particularly at a time when Catholic bishops were opposing the HHS contraceptive mandate in Obamacare.
  • VA Dem Candidate Says Obamacare Has Made Health Care More Affordable, Crowd Breaks Out in Laughter

    10/07/2016 8:04:16 AM PDT · by fwdude · 51 replies
    Townhall ^ | Oct 7, 2016 | Leah Barkoukis
    During a debate Thursday at the National Conference Center, the audience openly laughed at Virginia Democratic congressional candidate LuAnn Bennett when she attempted to tout Obamacare’s affordability. “For the last 50 years, both parties have agreed that we have a health care crisis,” Bennett said. “By 2005, we had 47 million uninsured Americans, and health care costs had grown to 16 percent of our GDP. The Affordable Care Act has made health care more affordable [laughter] –and it’s created access,” she said.
  • ObamaCare’s Meltdown Has Arrived

    10/06/2016 8:13:04 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 52 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/6/2016 | ANDREW OGLES and LUKE HILGEMANN
    Tennessee is ground zero for ObamaCare’s nationwide implosion. Late last month the state insurance commissioner, Julie Mix McPeak, approved premium increases of up to 62% in a bid to save the exchange set up under the Affordable Care Act. “I would characterize the exchange market in Tennessee as very near collapse,” she said. Then last week BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee announced it would leave three of the state’s largest exchange markets—Nashville, Memphis and Knoxville. “We have experienced losses approaching $500 million over the course of three years on ACA plans,” the company said, “which is unsustainable.” As a result, more...
  • UnitedHealth sued over prescription drug co-pay costs

    10/05/2016 5:10:37 PM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies
    CNBC ^ | ‎10‎/‎5‎/‎2016‎
    UnitedHealth Group has been sued by three customers who accused the largest U.S. health insurer of charging co-payments for prescription drugs that were higher than their actual cost and pocketing the difference. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in federal court in Minnesota by three UnitedHealth customers, seeks to represent a nationwide class that it says could include "tens of thousands" of people insured by UnitedHealth. The lawsuit said Minnesota-based UnitedHealth and affiliated companies charged customers co-payments for drugs that were significantly higher than prices it negotiated with pharmacies for those drugs. For example, the lawsuit claims, one class member paid a...
  • Dems turn on ObamaCare amid premium hikes, Bill Clinton laments ‘crazy system’

    10/04/2016 9:12:00 AM PDT · by Arcy · 60 replies
    FoxNews ^ | October 4, 2016 | FoxNews
    Bill Clinton, on the campaign trail for Hillary Clinton, told voters in Michigan on Monday that the legislation has created a “crazy system” where millions more people have health care but those unable to qualify for subsidies are getting “killed.” “The people … out there busting it, sometimes 60 hours a week, wind up with their premiums doubled and their coverage cut in half,” Clinton said. “It’s the craziest thing in the world.”
  • Another Health Insurance Giant Flees More Obamacare Markets (PREMIUM HIKES)

    09/29/2016 4:56:22 AM PDT · by GailA · 11 replies
    Townhall ^ | 9/28/16 | NA
    Since everyone's still buzzing about Monday night's debate seen 'round the planet, I figured I'd offer some counter-programming. Hillary Clinton has said on multiple occasions that Obamacare is "working," but that it needs some "fixes" such as an even bigger government role and more taxpayer funding. Just last week, Harry Reid claimed that Americans who read the news know that the law has been a positive for the country. (Click through on those links for our detailed rebuttals at the time). The ongoing reality is that this failed, unpopular, party-line policy experiment is collapsing under its own weight. The latest...
  • Quitman County, MS Hospital closing Thursday

    09/29/2016 4:49:43 AM PDT · by GailA · 34 replies
    WDAM ^ | 9/28/16 | NA
    QUITMAN COUNTY, MS (WMC) - Residents in North Mississippi will soon be forced to find a new way to receive emergency medical services after the Quitman County Hospital closes on Thursday. Hospital officials said the hospital is shutting down because of funding. Employees were notified last week about the closure.
  • Was Obamacare designed to fail?

    09/20/2016 6:30:49 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 44 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/20/16 | Matthew Vadum
    Obamacare was designed to fail. It’s a gigantic con job. It was drawn up in such a way that it would eventually collapse thus theoretically clearing the way for single-payer Well, DUH! Of course Obamacare was designed to fail. The system is built on lies. It is a Trojan horse for a total government takeover of health care in the United States. In an op-ed in The Hill, Jeffrey I. Barke, M.D., who practices family medicine in Newport Beach, Calif., examines the issue. He writes: As ObamaCare’s troubles mount, I’ve heard my patients and my peers in healthcare ask: How...
  • Stark Law: The 27-year-old act killing healthcare reform before it can begin?

    09/07/2016 4:42:44 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 3 replies
    Becker's Hospital Review ^ | September 7, 2016 | Ayla Ellison
    Enacted more than two decades ago to curb physician self-referral, Stark Law has evolved to become so complex that health system CEOs and even the law's namesake are calling for its repeal. In 1989, Congress passed the Ethics in Patient Referrals Act, which was dubbed Stark I after Congressman Pete Stark, who sponsored the initial bill. The original statute was quite simple. It sought to ban physician self-referral for designated services when a patient was covered by Medicare or another government payer. Self-referral occurs when physicians refer patients to hospitals, labs and other entities from which they benefit financially. The...
  • Dead Air: Big Three Virtually Silent On Disastrous Obamacare News For Their Evening Broadcasts

    09/05/2016 10:11:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 5, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    Guy has written extensively about ObamacareÂ’s dismal year. The number of uninsured is expected to spike by 2 million people between 2017-2026, the number of those enrolled came in 24 million under the original CBO projections, a large percentage of those who enrolled in Obamacare were already insured before their previous plans were gutted under the law, and the whole notion that the law is on the verge of total collapse. ItÂ’s a total disaster, yet NBC News, CBS News, and ABC NewsÂ’ evening programs seem to ignore that President ObamaÂ’s signature domestic achievement is on life support.The honorable mention...
  • ObamaCare coverage options disappearing across country, report finds

    08/29/2016 7:02:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 29, 2016
    Nearly a third of U.S. counties will be left with just one insurance option next year on the ObamaCare exchanges, according to a new analysis fueling warnings about the impact of the insurance company exodus from markets across the country. The Kaiser Family Foundation study found residents in Pinal County, Ariz., are even at risk of having no insurance options on the exchanges, which provide subsidized plans. Republicans seized on the report Monday to claim that the health care overhaul is not providing the choices promised by President Obama and others. […] The Kaiser Family Foundation study found that overall,...
  • Massive ObamaCare Rate Hikes Are A Good Thing, White House Says

    08/27/2016 11:21:25 AM PDT · by PROCON · 51 replies
    investors.com ^ | Aug. 26, 2016
    Health Reform: This week Illinois' insurance regulator said ObamaCare premiums in the state will jump as high as 55%. The Obama administration's response to this and other news of massive rate hikes: Don't worry. Be happy. Anyone shopping for ObamaCare coverage in Illinois this fall is in for a big shock. The average increase for cheap Bronze plans is likely 44%. It's 45% for the lowest-cost Silver plan, and 55% for the cheapest Gold plan.
  • Obamacare Website No Longer Addresses 'You Can Keep Your Doctor' | The Weekly Standard

    08/24/2016 12:22:18 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 26 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 08/24/2016 | Jeryl Bier
    Obamacare Website No Longer Addresses 'You Can Keep Your Doctor' | The Weekly Standard http://www.weeklystandard.com/obamacare-website-no-longer-addresses-you-can-keep-your-doctor/article/2003956 Obamacare Website No Longer Addresses 'You Can Keep Your Doctor' Healthcare.gov has disappeared references to Obama's failed promise. 10:04 AM, Aug 24, 2016 | By Jeryl Bier "If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor" was President Barack Obama's signature catchphrase he used to sell the Affordable Care Act to the American people. Now Obamacare's flagship website, healthcare.gov, no longer even addresses the issue.
  • For the first time, a county in America has lost all of its Obamacare insurers

    08/23/2016 4:59:36 AM PDT · by snarkpup · 46 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Aug. 22, 2016, 10:08 AM | Bob Bryan
    Cox told Business Insider that the situation in Pinal County will likely raise calls for a public option, or a government-run health insurance option similar to Medicare or Medicaid.
  • How Obama Hoodwinked the Supreme Court on Obamacare

    08/22/2016 1:52:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 22, 2016 | Hollis Hurd
    In the case of King v. Burwell, decided by the Supreme Court in June of 2015, President Obama won the day by convincing six justices that Obamacare would collapse if he lost. The case involved the so-called "individual mandate," which imposes a financial penalty on those who neglect to buy health insurance. To many observers, the wording of Affordable Care Act seemed to impose the financial penalty only in states where a state exchange had been set up, not in states where the federal exchange operated by default. At that time, only 16 states (and the District of Columbia) had...
  • GHP seeks 41 percent rate hike (Geisinger Health Plan, very big in PA)

    08/22/2016 11:33:39 AM PDT · by jiggyboy · 8 replies
    The Daily Item ^ | August 22, 2016 | Rick Dandes
    If you rely on health insurance provided by companies aligned with the Affordable Care Act marketplace in Pennsylvania, prepare yourself for sticker shock when it’s time to pay those premiums in the fall. Valley residents enrolled in the ACA marketplace can choose from programs offered by Capital Advantage, Geisinger, Highmark, UPMC Health Options, Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Quality Options, and Keystone Health Plan Central. All are proposing significant rate increases for monthly premiums in 2017.