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  • Odd Connections: CGI, Stanley Inc, Analysis Corp, John Brennan

    10/23/2013 5:50:03 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 35 replies
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    He is an odd list of connections: CGI, the designer of the Obamacare website and computer system, is the parent company of Stanley, Inc., whose employees (2) along with an employee of Analyst Corp, were investigated for the State Department passport breaches involving said passports of Hillary Clinton, John McCain, and Barrack Obama. The Analyst Corp employee, one Leiutenant (his name, not rank) Quarles Harris, was reprimanded but not fired. Analyst Corp is a small company of approximately 100 employees at that time. It's CEO was at that time John Brennan, now Director of the CIA. As an side note,...
  • Republicans propose billions in new Obamacare funding

    03/19/2018 8:26:52 PM PDT · by Drago · 68 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 03-19-2018 | Kimberly Leonard
    Congressional Republicans unveiled legislation on Monday that would funnel billions of dollars to Obamacare markets, and hope the provision can be attached to the long-term government spending that's due Friday. The new bill would fund insurer payments known as cost-sharing reduction payments for three years, and offer $30 billion in reinsurance funds distributed evenly for three years...
  • How Medicaid Expansion Can Pay For Itself

    03/19/2018 10:24:28 AM PDT · by spintreebob · 24 replies
    Forbes ^ | 3-18-18 | Bruce Japsen
    As more states consider expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, along comes another independent study showing increased government insurance for low-income Americans pays for itself. Take the state of Montana, which expanded Medicaid in 2016 to more than 90,000 people. A study out this month from the University of Montana’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research shows the expansion of Medicaid generates a half-trillion dollars a year in healthcare spending. Of that, 70%, or $350 million to $400 million, is “new money circulating in Montana’s economy.” Beginning this year, states gradually began to pick up some costs, but the...
  • Obamacare Medicaid Scandal: 21,904 Truly Needy People Died Waiting Behind 13 Mil Able-Bodied Adults

    03/07/2018 11:30:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 03/07/2018 | BY TYLER O'NEIL
    At least 21,000 needy people have died while waiting for Medicaid coverage, while 13 million able-bodied adults received Medicaid coverage in states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, an explosive new study revealed Tuesday. At least 247,295 people are currently on waiting lists to enroll in Medicaid. The study, published by the Foundation for Government Accountability, revealed that when Obamacare enabled states to vastly expand Medicaid, it resulted in mismanagement, depriving the most needy and rewarding the able-bodied. "This really is a tragedy. Medicaid was designed as a safety net for the truly needy....
  • Poll: Nearly 4 in 5 Republicans Oppose Obamacare

    03/01/2018 4:42:51 PM PST · by Cheerio · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Mar 2018 | Sean Moran
    A new poll conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation reveals that nearly four in five Republicans oppose Obamacare. The Kaiser poll found that 78 percent of Republicans oppose Obamacare, while 83 percent of Democrats support the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Fifty-five percent of Americans say they support the 2010 healthcare law, while 48 percent of Americans oppose the ACA. The survey arose right after Republicans managed to repeal Obamacare’s individual mandate through the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Forty percent of those polled were unaware that the individual mandate was repealed. Twenty-two percent of voters suggested that the rising cost...
  • BANKRUPTCY COURT RULES ACA SHARED RESPONSIBILITY PAYMENT IS NOT ENTITLED TO IRS PRIORITY TREATMENT

    02/28/2018 9:21:35 AM PST · by texas booster · 24 replies
    Government Printing House ^ | 02/09/2018 | IRS
    Court case: Chesteen v. U.S. (Bankr. E.D. La., No. 17-11472 Section “B” Chapter 13, 2/9/18)A U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana ruled that a taxpayer’s $695 shared responsibility payment under the ACA individual mandate is more properly characterized as a penalty, not a tax, and as such is not entitled to priority treatment under the Bankruptcy Code. Background. John D. Chesteen, Jr. filed for relief under Chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code on June 8, 2017. His amended priority claim was $5,100.10, based on amounts he owed the IRS for 2015 and 2016. After several amendments to...
  • Donald Trump attacks the UK's health service, and Britain hits back

    02/05/2018 11:59:26 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 17 replies
    cnn.com ^ | February 6, 2018 | James Masters
    Donald Trump's habit of testing the US relationship with Britain took a new turn Monday when he attacked the UK's National Health Service, claiming it is "going broke and not working." The US President hit out on Twitter minutes after a segment aired on Fox News that highlighted winter strains on the UK health care system. Trump accused Democrats of pushing a similar universal health care system for the US." The Democrats are pushing for Universal HealthCare while thousands of people are marching in the UK because their U system is going broke and not working. Dems want to greatly...
  • Mumbai: Man Dies After Being Sucked Into MRI Machine; Doctor, Ward Boy Arrested

    01/29/2018 11:27:38 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    Indian ^ | January 29, 2018
    The death highlights a major issue civic-run hospitals have — patients’ relatives have to conduct work meant for hospital’s class II and III employees.A 32-year-old man died at BYL Nair Municipal Hospital in Mumbai on Saturday night after he was reportedly sucked into a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine while holding a metallic oxygen cylinder in his hand. Three people, including a doctor, have been arrested. Rajesh Maruti Maru (32) had accompanied his sister’s mother-in-law, Laxmibai Solanki, to the hospital’s MRI section for a test. Around 8.30 pm, he reportedly got trapped with a leaking oxygen cylinder inside the MRI...
  • Preventive Care Saves Money? Sorry, It’s Too Good to Be True

    01/29/2018 8:58:00 AM PST · by spintreebob · 25 replies
    NYT ^ | 1/29/2018 | Aaron E. Carroll
    The idea that spending more on preventive care will reduce overall health care spending is widely believed and often promoted as a reason to support reform. It’s thought that too many people with chronic illnesses wait until they are truly ill before seeking care, often in emergency rooms, where it costs more. It should follow then that treating diseases earlier, or screening for them before they become more serious, would wind up saving money in the long run. Unfortunately, almost none of this is true. Let’s begin with emergency rooms, which many people believed would get less use after passage...
  • (Vanity) Zero doubt anymore Roberts was Blackmailed into Obamacare?

    01/20/2018 4:21:12 PM PST · by DAC21 · 71 replies
    My Gut | 1/20/18 | DAC21
    With what is starting to leak on Russiagate it was child's play to pull off backing Roberts into a corner with Obama's Gestapo Agencies. Most likely his Adopted Irish Kids by way of South America did him in. Obama's Fascist Agencies knew what was in Roberts morning stool let alone his bogus Adoption papers.
  • Health Insurance Premiums Rising as High as 265% in Virginia This Year

    01/06/2018 4:50:51 PM PST · by motoman · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Jan 1, 2018 | Nicholas Ballasy
    WASHINGTON – Health insurance premiums in Virginia’s individual marketplace are set to rise as high as 265 percent in this new year. According to the Virginia State Corporation Commission’s Affordable Care Act filing data, the maximum allowable premium hike for Optima Health Plan customers is 265.5 percent, which represents the largest increases in the Virginia individual market next year. Some Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company health plans on the individual market are set to rise 168.6 percent in 2018.
  • Obamacare Helped More Americans Spot Cancer Early

    12/22/2017 10:28:51 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 32 replies
    Health Day ^ | Dec. 21, 2017 | Dennis Thompson
    THURSDAY, Dec. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Obamacare has likely saved lives by increasing the number of cancers caught at an early stage, a new study suggests. States that participate in the Affordable Care Act's expansion of Medicaid have experienced an increase in overall cancer diagnoses, particularly early stage diagnoses, compared with states that rejected expansion, researchers found. "It's been well-established that catching cancer in its early phases increases the likelihood of successful treatment and reduces the chances of death," said lead researcher Aparna Soni. "We found that states that participated in Medicaid expansion experienced much greater increases in cancer...
  • Mitch McConnell: Senate will 'move on' from Obamacare repeal in 2018

    12/21/2017 10:41:42 PM PST · by fluorescence · 16 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec 21, 2017, 3:00 PM | Robert King
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday the Senate is unlikely to pursue a repeal and replacement of Obamacare next year, bowing to the reality of a narrower Republican majority in 2018. McConnell said on NPR on Thursday that the Senate was unable to repeal and replace Obamacare with a 52-48 majority earlier this year, and indicated it will be even tougher with one less Republican. Democrat Doug Jones won an upset victory against Republican Roy Moore in Alabama this month, narrowing the GOP margin even more in the upper chamber. "We'll have to take a look at what that...
  • Nearly 9 million people signed up for ObamaCare

    12/21/2017 11:59:49 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/21/2017 | Nathaniel Weixel
    Nearly 9 million people signed up for coverage through the federal ObamaCare exchanges, according to a top administration official. Last year, 9.2 million people signed up for coverage during an open enrollment period that was twice as long. Approximately 8.8 million people enrolled during the six week open enrollment period, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid administrator Seema Verma tweeted Thursday.
  • As Trump Ends Obamacare Mandate, California May Impose Its Own

    12/20/2017 3:57:17 PM PST · by bkopto · 68 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/20/2017 | chriss street
    California’s Democrat-controlled legislature is considering a state version of Obamacare’s individual mandate to replace the one killed by President Trump’s new tax reform bill. State Senator and Chair of the Senate Health Committee Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina) told the San Francisco Chronicle that the tax reform that passed both houses of Congress this week, which would eliminate the penalty for not buying health insurance, is projected to result in 1.7 million fewer Californians having health insurance over the next decade. Hernandez claimed that, “All options are on the table if federal enforcement of the individual mandate ends.” The State of...
  • Trump: ‘Obamacare Has Been Repealed In This Bill’

    12/20/2017 1:46:49 PM PST · by x1stcav · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/20/17 | Pam Key
    Wednesday during a cabinet meeting, President Donald Trump discussed the Republican’s tax bill and said the repeal of individual mandate in the bill meant Obamacare has “essentially” been repealed. Trump said, “The individual mandate is being repealed. When the individual mandate is being repealed that means Obamacare is being repealed because they get their money from the individual mandate. So the individual mandate is being repealed. So in this bill not only do we have massive tax cuts and tax reform, we have essentially repealed Obamacare. And we’ll come up with something that will be much better. Whether it’s block...
  • What Happens To Obamacare If Individual Mandate Disappears?

    12/20/2017 3:44:38 AM PST · by Libloather · 74 replies
    NPR ^ | 12/19/17
    Republicans' tax overhaul gets rid of the tax penalty for people who fail to maintain insurance coverage. If it becomes law, what happens to the deficit and the number of uninsured? RAY SUAREZ, HOST: As the House and Senate vote to overhaul the tax code, they're also voting to undo a key part of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. The bill gets rid of the tax penalty for failing to maintain insurance coverage. It's known as the individual mandate, and it's probably been the most vilified part of the healthcare law. Joining us now is NPR health policy correspondent...
  • Final GOP tax bill repeals ObamaCare mandate

    12/15/2017 4:33:43 PM PST · by springwater13 · 81 replies
    The final Republican tax-reform bill unveiled Friday repeals ObamaCare’s individual insurance mandate, leaving the GOP poised to blow a significant hole in the health-care law next week. The change, which takes effect in 2019, removes one of the least popular parts of ObamaCare, but one that many experts warn is necessary to make the law function smoothly. Without a mandate, there is less incentive for healthy people to enroll and balance out the costs of the sick. That is expected to lead to premium increases and could lead insurers to drop out of markets, potentially leaving some areas of the...
  • Girl Has Blunt Message for insurance Company After Brain Surgery Request Denied (Thanks, ACA)

    12/11/2017 12:40:06 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 64 replies
    KFOR ^ | DECEMBER 11, 2017
    Cara Pressman sobbed in the big red chair in her living room. The 15-year-old tried to absorb the devastating news relayed by her parents: that their insurance company, Aetna, denied her for a minimally invasive brain surgery that could end the seizures that have haunted her since she was 9 years old. “When my parents told me, I went kind of blank and started crying,” she said. “I cried for like an hour.” Her friends had been lined up to visit her in the hospital for the surgery three days away, on Monday, October 23. Between tears, she texted them...
  • I’ve Never Been This Busy: As ACA Marketplace Deadline Nears, Navigators Feel The Pinch

    12/05/2017 7:56:03 AM PST · by spintreebob · 8 replies
    Kaiser Health News ^ | 12-5-2017 | Michelle Andrews
    When Monica Spalding got the renewal letter from her health insurance company with premium details for the upcoming year, she couldn’t believe her eyes. The insurer estimated that the share of the monthly premium that she and her husband would owe for their marketplace silver plan would go up from the current $28 a month to $545. She immediately called Sharon Barker, a health insurance navigator with Family and Children’s Service in Nashville, Tenn., with whom she and her husband had worked this year to buy a marketplace plan after relocating from California to take care of her husband’s ailing...