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  • McCaughey: Hillary's Healthcare Rx May Be Worse Than Obamacare

    12/28/2014 6:57:15 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | December 26, 2014 | Newsmax
    The Affordable Care Act may become even more of a nightmare with Hillary Clinton in the White House, says Betsy McCaughey, chairwoman of the Committee to Reduce Infectious Deaths and former lieutenant-governor of New York. "Hillary could make it worse," McCaughey said Friday on "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV, referencing Clinton's attempt to launch a heathcare plan when her husband, Bill Clinton, was president. "Hillarycare back in November 1993, all 1,362 pages of it . . . was far more coercive than Obamacare." For example, said McCaughey, a medical doctor, Clinton's plan was far more rigid than President...
  • Watch Out, Grandma: ObamaCare risks for the elderly

    05/19/2014 2:10:42 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | 05/18/2014 | Betsy McCaughey
    On May 7, the Obama administration boasted that ObamaCare was improving health-care quality for seniors, and it pulled out a bag of statistical tricks to prove it. But a closer look shows that it’s not improving care. It’s skimping on it, socking seniors with unexpected bills for “observation care” and likely shortening their lives. President Obama’s Department of Health and Human Services announced that fewer seniors discharged from the hospital are returning for additional care within a month’s time. HHS claims that this drop in “readmissions,” from 18.5 percent in 2012 to 17.5 percent in 2013, signals quality improvement. Nationwide,...
  • Pelosi and Schumer: Read the Constitution

    04/08/2014 10:39:45 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | April 9, 2014 | Betsy McCaughey
    Democrats are hyperventilating over a U. S. Supreme Court ruling on April 2, McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi claims the ruling will turn politics into a "money war." Sorry, that happened a long time ago. For the past two decades, unions have poured massive amounts into super PACs and other legal vehicles for advertising and get-out-the-vote efforts, which favor Democrats. What's got Pelosi and other Democrats worried is competition. Last week's high court ruling could mean more money for Republican candidates, even tea party activists. The Supreme Court split 5-4 on the hot-button issue of...
  • Obama Silences Critics With IRS

    President Obama is using the Internal Revenue Service to silence employers unhappy about Obamacare. That’s the hidden purpose behind the employer mandate delay announced on February 10th. The administration released 227 pages of mind-numbing regulations ridiculously billed as making “ the compliance process simpler and easier” for employers. Hidden in the gobbledy-gook (on pages 125-6) is a requirement that employers sign a statement to the IRS, meaning under penalty of perjury, that they have not reduced the number of employees or cut hours to shield themselves from the costs of Obamacare. Democrats running for re-election this fall are desperate to...
  • An End to Fair Elections

    02/13/2014 10:31:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 13, 2014 | Betsy McCaughey
    The Obama administration and New York's senior senator , Democrat Chuck Schumer, are conspiring to muzzle critics of the Democratic Party before this fall's midterm elections. Literally to outlaw free speech. They are rushing through a change in IRS regulations that would prevent Tea Party organizations and other not-for-profits called 501c4s from engaging in customary pre-election activities such as get-out-the vote drives, debates and forums, and brochures rating the candidates. The regulation would even prohibit these groups from criticizing incumbent office-holders within 60 days of a general election .. This regulation would destroy fair elections. It would silence 501c4s, many...
  • Obamacare Ignites Revolution Inside The Democratic Party

    12/31/2013 3:45:38 AM PST · by Liz · 29 replies
    moneymorning.com ^ | 12/31/13 | Money Morning Staff Reports
    As 2014 midterms approach, some Democrats are running-not walking-away from Obamacare....coming out of the woodwork to voice opposition. •39th President Jimmy Carter: "His major accomplishment was Obamacare, and the implementation of it now is questionable at best." •Barney Frank, former Massachusetts Congressman: "I think we paid a terrible price for health care." •Former Democratic Presidential candidate, Howard Dean, a doctor: "The Affordable Care Act's Rate-Setting Won't Work." Obamacare was primarily designed to decrease the number of uninsured Americans and reduce healthcare costs. But experts say it will have the exact opposite effect. What started as a promise to insure 40...
  • What the Pelosi Health-Care Bill Really Says

    11/18/2013 7:22:19 PM PST · by Eva · 14 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Updated Nov. 7, 2009 9:58 a.m. ET | Betsy McCaughey
    THere are some of the details you need to know. What the government will require you to do: • Sec. 202 (p. 91-92) of the bill requires you to enroll in a "qualified plan." If you get your insurance at work, your employer will have a "grace period" to switch you to a "qualified plan," meaning a plan designed by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. If you buy your own insurance, there's no grace period. You'll have to enroll in a qualified plan as soon as any term in your contract changes, such as the co-pay, deductible or...
  • Betsy McCaughey: Obamacare was designed to push many people into Medicaid…

    10/27/2013 2:31:24 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 41 replies
    The Right Scoop via Fox News ^ | 10-26-13 | The Right Scoop via Fox News
    I was reminded of this interview when I saw this tweet by Daniel Horowitz: Now that the results of enrollment are coming in, it is quite clear that obamacare is medicaid 10:52 PM - 26 Oct 2013 Betsy McCaughey would agree, as she was on with Megyn Kelly last night to discuss the fact that Obamacare was designed to push people into Medicaid. Why? Because is a single payer system and that’s what they believe in, McCaughey said.
  • Betsy McCaughey to Mark Levin: “[This law] is NOT the Affordable Care Act”

    10/01/2013 9:02:56 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 59 replies
    http://therightscoop.com ^ | October 1, 2013 | The Right Scoop
    Betsy McCaughey made a great point tonight in an interview with Mark Levin, noting that the Affordable Care Act that was passed by Congress, signed by Obama and upheld by the Supreme Court is not the same law that Obama is currently imposing on the American people. McCaughey says that with all the changes Obama has made to ACA, it is now nothing more than a ‘distorted little piece of the Affordable Care Act’ and says it doesn’t have the status of law because it’s not what they passed: MCCAUGHEY: I have the Obama health law right here in front...
  • Minimum Wage Hypocrisy

    01/22/2013 2:06:08 PM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | January 23, 2013 | Liberty Belle/Betsy McCaughey
    Battles are brewing in New York, California, Minnesota and the nation's capitol over hiking minimum wages. In all three state legislatures and in Congress, Democrats have the votes to ram the hikes through. These politicians are claiming the moral high ground, saying it will help the poorest in our communities. Don't be fooled. Hiking the minimum wage hurts — not helps — the lowest paid workers, especially young black men. A 10 percent hike in the minimum wage causes a 2.5 percent drop in employment among young white men without a high school diploma and a staggering 6.5 percent drop...
  • Romneycare and Obamacare Are Identical

    03/27/2012 1:32:27 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 23 replies
    DefendYourHealthcare.com ^ | February 3, 2012 | Betsy McCaughey, Ph.D
    Betsy McCaughey, Ph.D and David Asman discuss Romneycare and Obamacare. Power and Money with David Asman
  • Just Say No to the Health-Care Summit

    02/17/2010 5:07:18 AM PST · by kingattax · 10 replies · 385+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | FEBRUARY 16, 2010 | BETSY MCCAUGHEY
    Republicans are dithering over whether to accept President Obama's invitation to a Feb. 25 health-care summit. The White House says the health bills passed with Democratic support—the Pelosi and Reid bills—will be the basis for talks. Republicans should just say no to a summit based on these bills. These bills reduce American freedom. Forcing people to buy insurance and empowering government to dictate what your doctor does—key elements of these bills—need to be off the table. There can be no negotiation between coercion and freedom.
  • Betsy McCaughey SMACKS NY Times Over Obamacare

    09/05/2009 8:21:38 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 9 replies · 803+ views
    PR Newswire/The Lid ^ | 9/5/09 | The Lid
    Reporter Jim Rutenberg wrote an unfavorable profile of former NY Lt Governor Betsy McCaughey and her efforts to educate the public about the dangers of Obamacare in today's NY Times: Her work has, however, proved to be a boon to opponents of Mr. Obama’s health care plans, if occasionally judged as over the line even by some of them. She incorrectly stated in July that a Democratic bill in the House would “absolutely require” counseling sessions for Medicare recipients “that will tell them how to end their life sooner,” drawing a “Pants on Fire” rating from the PolitiFact fact-checking Web...
  • The Rush Limbaugh LIVE Radio Show Thread - Monday, August 3, 2009

    08/03/2009 8:08:52 AM PDT · by IMissPresidentReagan · 187 replies · 6,836+ views
    The EIB Network ^ | 08/03/09 | Rush Limbaugh
    AND NOW . . . amidst billowing clouds of fragrant, aromatic first- and second-hand premium cigar smoke. . . it is time for . . . that harmless, lovable little fuzz ball, the highly-trained broadcast specialist, having more fun than a human being should be allowed to have, from behind the golden EIB microphone, firmly ensconced in the prestigious Attila-the-Hun chair at the Limbaugh Institute of Advanced Conservative Studies, serving humanity simply by showing up, and he’s not retiring until every American agrees with him, do NOT doubt him, with shrieks of joy at the mere mention of his name...
  • “War on Senior Citizens”: Mark Levin Interviews Dr. Betsy McCaughey on ObamaCare (audio)

    07/26/2009 4:27:21 PM PDT · by dervish · 6 replies · 194+ views
    Betsy McCaughey (former Lt. Governor and infection expert from NY) says only HMO managed care type plans that "limits access to specialists" are allowed under the House Bill. So is you have a plan that allows you to go directly to a specialist "you will forced to give up that plan for a managed care style plan."
  • Health Care Expert Tells Levin Obama Claim You Can Keep Your Health Plan "is a Lie" - Audio 7/17/09

    07/18/2009 8:49:01 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 11 replies · 709+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 18, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is audio of Health Care Advocate Betsy McCaughey talking with conservative talk show host Mark Levin about the realities of the Health Care Plan being pushed by President Obama and the Democrats. She points out that on p. 15 of the Democrats 1,018 page plan, it says people with private care plans will be required to move to a government plan under many circumstances, making President Obama's promise that "if you like your health plan you can keep it," - a lie. The informaton she shares is chilling, and certainly not what most Americans know about this proposed plan....
  • Kill the rich! (Moonbat goes off the deep end about Betsy McCaughey. Warning foul language)

    02/17/2009 4:11:27 PM PST · by neverdem · 6 replies · 647+ views
    American Thinker ^ | February 17, 2009 | NA
    I mean literally - as in take them out and shoot them. At least, that's the advice given by this member of the "Reality Based Community:" [T]here’s still time to prove that you’re not passive, pathetic serfs. That’s right Americans, here’s your chance to prove that you’re not slaves, that you won’t just sit there and take it when they steal from you. We know who stole everything from you. They don’t even hide—they’re all over the TV networks, bragging, strutting, laughing at you. We know where they work, and we know what they look like. They’re literally asking for...
  • Olbermann Challenged: 'Do You Have the Backbone to Debate Me?'

    02/15/2009 1:19:31 PM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 28 replies · 1,719+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | February 15, 2009 | Noel Sheppard
    A health policy expert who Keith Olbermann eviscerated during Thursday's "Countdown" has officially challenged the disgraceful MSNBC personality to a debate concerning provisions in the soon to be enacted stimulus plan that will negatively impact healthcare in this nation. In a press release issued Friday, Betsy McCaughey stated (h/t TVNewser): If Keith Olbermann of MSNBC could defend the health provisions slipped into the stimulus bill on their merits, he wouldn't be resorting to personal attacks on me. Olbermann calls me a shill funded by the drug industry (2-12-2009). That's not true...If Keith Olbermann has the courage, I invite him to...