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  • Tesla Model 3 Pitched As An 'Affordable' Electric Car

    03/31/2016 10:52:07 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 32 replies
    BBC News ^ | 04/01/2016 | Leo Kelion
    Tesla has unveiled its much-anticipated Model 3 electric car - its lowest-cost vehicle to date. The company's chief executive Elon Musk said the five-seater would start at $35,000 (£24,423) and have a range of at least 215 miles (346km) per charge. He added that his goal was to produce about 500,000 vehicles a year once production got up to full speed. The California-based company needs the vehicle to prove popular if it is to stay in business. The first deliveries of the vehicle are scheduled to start in late 2017, and it can be ordered in advance in dozens of...
  • Affordable Care Act Hasn’t Made Health Care Affordable, Study Finds

    12/30/2015 10:46:50 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/30/15 | Millie Dent - The Fiscal Times
    Despite its name, the primary goal of the Affordable Care Act was to expand health care coverage to millions of Americans who had been uninsured. And while it's done that - 15 million non-elderly adults have gained coverage - making that insurance "affordable" remains a significant challenge. Government subsidies for enrollees with incomes below 400 percent of the federal poverty level were designed to help with that, but rising premiums and high deductibles mean that getting health care coverage and treatment remains a financial burden for many Americans. A new study from the Urban Institute shows just how high the...
  • State approves 27% Obamacare rate hike for HMSA; 34% for Kaiser

    10/06/2015 11:10:07 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 12 replies
    Honolulu Star-Advertiser ^ | Monday, October 05, 2015 | Kristen Consillio
    The state approved a 27.3 percent rate hike for Hawaii Medical Service Association members and 34.4 percent increase for Kaiser members in Obamacare plans for 2016. HMSA, the state's largest health insurer, had proposed an average 49.1 percent rate hike -- the highest it has ever requested -- for 20,935 members in Obamacare plans next year. . . .
  • NC Small Business Will Be "Hit Especially Hard" By ObamaCare, May Drop Insurance For Workers

    06/04/2014 9:51:35 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 3 replies
    WCNC: NC Small Business Will Be "Hit Especially Hard" By ObamaCare, May Drop Insurance For Workers (June 4, 2014)
  • Oregon Mother: I Can’t Afford Obamacare For Myself, 1-Year-Old Son

    01/02/2014 8:34:20 AM PST · by stevie_d_64 · 152 replies
    CBS Seattle ^ | January 2, 2014
    PORTLAND, Ore. (CBS Seattle/AP) — One Oregon mother says that she is unable to afford health insurance for her and her 18-month-old son because it’s too expensive. Kate Holly, 33, tells KOIN-TV that she originally championed President Barack Obama’s signature health care law because she thought it would help people in her situation. “I’ve been a cheerleader for the Affordable Care Act since I heard about it and I assumed that it was designed for people in my situation,” Holly, a freelance yoga instructor, told KOIN. “I was planning on using the Affordable Care Act and I had done the...
  • My cancer 'mind torture':Tony Dunbar, hits out at hospital delay (UK)

    12/16/2013 7:06:15 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 19 replies
    Hull Daily Mail ^ | Dec 15, 2013
    My cancer 'mind torture': Hull pub landlord Tony Dunbar, of Hessle Road's Alexandra Hotel, hits out at hospital delay By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: December 15, 2013 A HULL landlord undergoing treatment for "aggressive" prostate cancer received a letter informing him his hospital check-up was being delayed three months. Tony Dunbar, 66, who runs The Alexandra Hotel in Hessle Road, west Hull, was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year. Earlier this week he received a letter from Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust informing him his appointment at Hull Royal Infirmary, which was booked for December 30, had...
  • Oregon signs up just 44 people for Obamacare despite spending $300 million

    12/11/2013 10:42:54 AM PST · by bkopto · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec 11, 2103 | Philip Klein
    Oregon, once touted as a model for President Obama's health care law, signed up just 44 people for insurance through November, despite spending more than $300 million on its state-based exchange. The state’s exchange had the fewest sign-ups in the nation, according to a new report today by the Department of Health and Human Services. The weak number of sign-ups undercuts two major defenses of Obamacare from its supporters. One defense was that state-based exchanges were performing a lot better than the federal website servicing 36 states. But Oregon's website problems have forced the state to rely on paper...
  • Team Obama Takes "Affordable" Out of Latest Obamacare Campaign

    12/06/2013 2:52:37 PM PST · by Nachum · 43 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 12/6/13 | Katie Pavlich
    President Obama hit the campaign trail again this week in an effort to reboot support for Obamacare as the failed rollout continues with a broken website and broken promises. Speaking from the White House Tuesday, Obama declared "Obamacare is working," and that we "aren't going back." But for Obamacare to truly be "working" for the American people as promised when the Affordable Care Act was passed, it must in fact be affordable. We've seen the opposite. Young people will pay double under the ACA, young women will see their health insurance premiums increase on average by 193 percent and five...
  • President Obama nominates Vivek Hallegere Murthy for surgeon general

    11/15/2013 5:31:43 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/14/12013 | By JENNIFER HABERKORN
    President Obama nominates Vivek Hallegere Murthy for surgeon general By JENNIFER HABERKORN | 11/14/13 6:16 PM EST The White House said Thursday that President Barack Obama intends to nominate Vivek Hallegere Murthy to be the next surgeon general. He is the co-founder and president of Doctors for America, which began as Doctors for Obama in 2008. He is a hospitalist attending physician and instructor in medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School. He would succeed Regina Benjamin, who announced her resignation from the post in July.
  • The "Affordable Aircraft Act" coming soon!

    11/08/2013 6:36:09 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 51 replies ^ | Nov 7, 2013
    The "Affordable Aircraft Act" coming soon! The Affordable Aircraft Act, a new program under development which if enacted will allow every American to own a new approved (and in many cases cost subsidized) airplane. nickname: "Obamaplane". The U.S. government is contemplating new legislation called "The Affordable Aircraft Act" which declares that every citizen MUST purchase a new aircraft, by April 2016. These "affordable" aircraft will cost an average of $154,000 - $355,000 each. This does not include taxes, hangar fees, licensing and registration fees, nor ongoing costs of fuel, docking, hangar and storage fees, maintenance or repair costs or pilot...
  • Americans Plan To Pay Obamacare Fine (Husseincare's 'affordable' part)

    10/19/2013 2:38:26 PM PDT · by Libloather · 54 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/19/13
    Selling the American people on ObamaCare was always going to be a big challenge. That's why it was passed all but in the middle of the night. Now, with the number of people who say they will opt out of ObamaCare and pay the fine instead growing - the selling of ObamaCare is only going to become more difficult, not less.
  • The Myths of Single-Payer Health Care

    10/11/2013 4:57:40 PM PDT · by Focault's Pendulum · 24 replies
    Free Market Cure ^ | recent | David Hogberg
    A single-payer health care system is one in which a single-entity -- the government -- collects almost all of the revenue for and pays almost all of the bills for the health care system. In most single-payer systems only a small percentage of health care expenses are paid for with private funds. Countries that have a single-payer system include Australia, Canada, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Single-payer is popular among the political left in the United States. Leftists have emitted tons of propaganda in favor of a single-payer system, much of which has fossilized into myth. Here are some of...
  • Doctors claim to offer affordable health care without insurance

    10/02/2013 8:33:08 PM PDT · by slumber1 · 69 replies
    WFAA ^ | 10-02-13 | JANET ST. JAMES
    COLLEYVILLE — The clinic under construction in Colleyville has all the trappings of an ordinary doctor's office. But Dr. Kevin Wacasey is planning something revolutionary here. He’s offering what he says is truly affordable health care. "It's a cash clinic," Dr. Wacasey said. "That's just like it used to be in the good old days back before managed care took over."
  • Cleveland Clinic to cut $330 million from next year's budget, may cut jobs

    09/18/2013 12:22:34 PM PDT · by EBH · 45 replies
    The Plain Dealer ^ | 9/18/2013 | Brie Zeltner
    About 60 percent of the hospital system’s costs are in labor, salaries and benefits, said spokeswoman Eileen Sheil, and “there’s only so much you can do with non-staff cost cutting. “Healthcare reform has really changed things, and the burden of cost is going to be falling on patients,” she said. “We want to make sure we can keep care affordable....” ...Sheil said the Clinic has not been filling vacant positions in many departments for a while, and some departments may be able to meet their targeted cuts by attrition and non-staff cuts. “Other places might have to look at reducing...
  • Need purchasing advice (vanity)

    09/08/2013 2:59:43 PM PDT · by sauropod · 189 replies
    Self | 8 Sep 2013 | Self
    Hello all, I need some advice on purchasing a handgun. I live in the People’s Republic of MD and the new gun control laws are about to take effect (Oct 1st). I am in the market for a .45. I was looking at cheaper than dirt at several models and would appreciate any hints you can give regarding a purchase. Have you dealt with buying guns from cheaper than dirt? Do you have a better source/way to do this? What is the proper procedure for completing this purchase from an on-line retailer? I would also like recommendations for handguns in...
  • Budget request denied, Sebelius turns to health executives to finance Obamacare

    05/14/2013 3:58:04 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 10, 2013 | Sarah Kliff
    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has gone, hat in hand, to health industry officials, asking them to make large financial donations to help with the effort to implement President Obama’s landmark health-care law, two people familiar with the outreach said. Her unusual fundraising push comes after Congress repeatedly rejected the Obama administration’s requests for additional funds to set up the Affordable Care Act, leaving HHS to implement the president’s signature legislative accomplishment on what officials have described as a shoestring budget. Over the past three months, Sebelius has made multiple phone calls to health industry executives, community organizations...
  • Reid: More funding needed to prevent ObamaCare from becoming 'train wreck' (Mo Money!) |

    05/02/2013 7:12:11 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/01/13 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) says he shares colleagues’ concerns that the Affordable Care Act could become a “train wreck” if it’s not implemented properly. Reid warned that people will not be able to choose health insurance plans on government health exchanges if federal authorities lack the resources to set them up and educate the public.
  • Costly mandates advance to Colorado House - ACT NOW for affordable electricity

    04/27/2013 1:12:57 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Colorado Senate Bill 252 and the multibillion-dollar economic burden it would impose on .. Colorado. ... SB 252 is being fast tracked to limit public debate. The bill squeaked through the Senate by just one vote and now will be heard in the House. Coloradans: It's time to contact your representative to say how critical it is to stop this costly bill. ... It will just take a minute or two to make your voice heard and your representative needs to hear from you today.
  • Some Small Businesses Opt for the Health-Care Penalty (Oh Really!)

    04/09/2013 4:05:41 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 5 replies
    wall street journal ^ | 4/9/2013 | By EMILY MALTBY And SARAH E. NEEDLEMAN
    Small-business owners across the U.S. are bracing for the health-care law that kicks in next year, fearing it will increase the cost of providing insurance to employees. But Rick Levi, a business owner in Des Moines, Iowa, is among those considering the government's escape hatch: paying a penalty to avoid the law's "employer mandate." Under the Affordable Care Act, employers with 50 or more full-time workers will be required to provide coverage for employees who work an average of 30 or more hours a week in a given month. An alternative to that mandate is for business owners to pay...
  • Health Insurance Costs Skyrocket For College Students Due To Obamacare

    08/27/2012 2:09:17 PM PDT · by To-Whose-Benefit? · 25 replies ^ | August 27, 2012 | Ron Meyer
    Can we stop calling ObamaCare the Affordable Care Act now? A Young America's Foundation activist forwarded an email from the Vice President for Finance at his school, Guilford College (Greensboro, NC), informing him that, "For the 2012-13 academic year, the annual cost of the student health insurance is increasing from $668 to $1,179. This insurance premium has been charged to your student account." Why the increase? "Our student health insurance policy premium has been substantially increased due to changes required by federal regulations issued on March 16, 2012 under the Affordable Care Act." Guilford College has been forced to raise...