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  • Court weighs US power over states in health case (Commiecare™ update)

    03/21/2012 5:20:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/21/12 | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
    Court weighs US power over states in health caseBy RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Associated Press – 4 hrs ago WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress will help pay for your roads, but your state can't lower its drinking age below 21. There's federal money for colleges, but they can't discriminate against women in the classroom or on the athletic field. Federal cash comes with strings. Now 26 states are telling the Supreme Court that President Barack Obama's health care law has stretched an old rule too far. The new law's requirements for expanding Medicaid amount, in their view, to coercion that violates the...
  • Pap smears? Mammograms? Prostate exams? Not under Obamacare

    03/16/2012 5:10:23 PM PDT · by Mustang Driver · 26 replies
    Charleston (WV) Daily Mail ^ | March 16, 2012 | Don Surber
    Slowly but surely the truth is coming out about Obamacare: Conservatives were right. Conservatives said Obamacare would cost trillions. Our intellectual and moral superiors on the left sneered. The CBO reported this week that Obamacare will cost nearly $1.8 trillion in the first 10 years alone — nearly double what Democrats said it would cost. And instead of reducing the deficit, Obamacare will increase the deficit. Conservatives said Obamacare would cost people their health insurance. Our intellectual and moral superiors on the left sneered. The CBO reported this week that Obamacare already has cost 4 million people their health insurance....
  • Obama shifts healthcare defense (Necessary and Proper Clause)

    03/16/2012 1:23:18 AM PDT · by Libloather · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/15/12 | Sam Baker
    Obama shifts healthcare defenseBy Sam Baker - 03/15/12 07:08 PM ET The Obama administration has shifted its legal arguments as it prepares to defend the president’s healthcare law before the Supreme Court. Written briefs in the landmark case increasingly have focused on a part of the Constitution that didn’t get much attention in lower courts. Some legal experts say the shift could steer the case in a direction that would make Justice Antonin Scalia more likely to uphold the healthcare law’s mandate requiring individuals to purchase health insurance. Oral arguments in the landmark case are set to begin March 26,...
  • Romney-fication of health care reform

    03/15/2012 11:19:34 AM PDT · by trappedincanuckistan · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 13, 2012 | Sally Pipes
    Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick just exhorted legislators to overhaul the way the state pays for health care. He’s pushing for an end to the traditional arrangement of compensating doctors and hospitals for each service they provide. It’s not yet clear what will replace this “fee-for-service” payment system. But there’s growing support for a “global budget” model, under which primary care physicians would receive annual lump sums for each of their patients - regardless of how little or how much care they needed.
  • The New Louisiana Purchase: 'Obamacare's' $4.3 Billion Boondoggle (Landrieu bribe only $200 mil)

    03/10/2012 12:32:50 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/06/12 | Avik S. A. Roy
    The New Louisiana Purchase: 'Obamacare's' $4.3 Billion BoondoggleBy Avik S. A. Roy, The Atlantic | National Journal – Tue, Mar 6, 2012 Do you remember the Louisiana Purchase? I don't mean Thomas Jefferson's acquisition of land from Napoleon, but rather Democrats' acquisition of support from Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Landrieu, critics believe, pledged her vote in exchange for gaining $200 million additional federal funds for Louisiana's Medicaid program. Except that, due to a drafting error, the law ended up giving Louisiana $4.3 billion in extra Medicaid funds -- more than twenty times...
  • Republican (Dave Camp) probes $111 billion jump in cost of healthcare law

    03/02/2012 2:06:11 PM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/02/12 | Sam Baker
    Republican probes $111 billion jump in cost of healthcare lawBy Sam Baker - 03/02/12 11:48 AM ET A powerful House Republican wants the Obama administration to explain why it’s asking for an extra $111 billion to implement part of the healthcare reform law. Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) is asking about a spike in the estimated costs of subsidies to help people buy private insurance — a central, and expensive, component of the new healthcare law. The administration’s budget request this year included $111 billion more for subsidies than its request last year. The difference falls across...
  • House GOP to renew attacks on health law as Supreme Court hears case

    02/26/2012 7:33:13 AM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/25/12 | Julian Pecquet
    House GOP to renew attacks on health law as Supreme Court hears caseBy Julian Pecquet - 02/25/12 06:00 PM ET House Republicans are planning renewed attacks against President Obama's healthcare reform law to coincide with Supreme Court arguments next month. The high court will hear challenges to the law's individual mandate and Medicaid expansion for six hours over three days, starting March 26. House Republicans are planning to ride the renewed focus on the law to chip away at controversial provisions, a leadership aide told The Hill, including its cost-control panel – the Independent Payment Advisory Board, or IPAB –...
  • Market Strategist: Why Are Our Leaders ‘Trying to Resurrect’ Communism?

    02/20/2012 2:16:35 PM PST · by Carbonsteel · 24 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 02/20/2012 | Becket Adams
    Bob Janjuah, a noted investment strategist for Nomura International, has written an analysis, appropriately titled “Bob’s World: Monetary Anarchy,” wherein he offers his own unique take on the current state of the markets. Janjuah’s report, which first appeared on Zero Hedge, claims that we are in a bubble. What’s worse, according to his analysis, is the fact that the markets have also become so manipulated and rigged by policymakers that it’s near impossible to predict where things are headed. He also notes that all over the eurozone, as well as in the U.S., the rule of law has been disregarded...
  • Leni Riefenstahl: Congratulations on the HHS Regulations

    02/20/2012 11:00:19 AM PST · by Aria · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2/19/2012 | Clarice Feldman
    Memo: From Leni Riefenstahl To: President Barack Obama Schatzi, it's been over a year since I last wrote you. Please forgive me. It's been so hot here I can barely stand to touch the keyboard. Not that I don't appreciate the green energy projects you funded to cool off this place, but dear, you know even with the trillions you spent, those projects just keep going under. Yes, I know it helped put billions in the pockets of your donors, but hell is not freezing over you know and we could use energy for the air conditioners. Anyway, I forced...
  • Obama Deceives Catholics on Compromise

    02/19/2012 7:27:27 PM PST · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 19, 2012 | J. Christian Adams
    Give the Obama administration their due, they sure are great deceivers. In an effort to escape the firestorm engulfing them because of the ObamaCare mandate that forces churches to violate their theology, the president announced a “compromise” on February 10. The details of this compromise demonstrate that President Obama simply cannot be believed. Naturally, the Washington Post, either as compliant dupes or dishonest confederates, ran with the front page headline: “ Obama shifts course on birth control rule to calm Catholic leaders’ outrage .” The headline contained a falsehood, the “shift,” as well as the administration’s messaging to Catholics,...
  • Obamacare vs. the Constitution

    02/17/2012 6:07:13 AM PST · by vg0va3 · 8 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Friday, February 17, 2012, 4:25 AM | Charles Krauthammer
    "This constitutional trifecta — the state invading the autonomy of religious institutions, private companies and the individual citizen — should not surprise. It is what happens when the state takes over one-sixth of the economy."
  • Ann Coulter: COMMUNISM BY INSURANCE MANDATE (Nationalized RomneyCare)

    02/15/2012 4:00:40 PM PST · by Syncro · 51 replies
    AnnCoulter.Com ^ | Feb 15, 2012 | Ann Coulter
    COMMUNISM BY INSURANCE MANDATEFebruary 15, 2012 One theory for why Barack Obama pushed the contraception mandate right now is that it helps Rick Santorum. Others theorize it's because Obama is an anti-religious bigot with a left-wing agenda. Reasonable minds can disagree on this. But it may end up helping Mitt Romney by reminding people that the "individual mandate" is the least of the problems with ObamaCare. (The "individual mandate" is simply the legal argument for why ObamaCare is unconstitutional in a country that has accepted Social Security and Medicare as constitutional.) This isn't a Catholic issue or even a...
  • (Exempt) Obama administration concludes healthcare law waiver review (Commiecare™ marches on)

    02/16/2012 4:48:33 PM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/16/12 | Julian Pecquet
    Obama administration concludes healthcare law waiver reviewBy Julian Pecquet - 02/16/12 04:12 PM ET The Obama administration on Thursday denied Wisconsin's request for a waiver from the healthcare law's medical loss ratio, while partially approving North Carolina's. With the two decisions, the Department of Health and Human Services has concluded its review of the 17 states that have requested a waiver from the law's requirement that individual market insurance plans spend at least 80 percent of premiums on medical care or give customers rebates. HHS has rejected 10 requests and approved modified applications from seven states. Wisconsin wanted a lower...
  • Meet the ObamaCare Mandate Committee Think the contraception decision was bad? Wait until

    02/16/2012 10:16:11 AM PST · by Nachum · 33 replies
    wsj ^ | 2/16/12 | Scott Gottlieb
    Offended by President Obama's decision to force health insurers to pay for contraception and surgical sterilization? It gets worse: In the future, thanks to ObamaCare, the government will issue such health edicts on a routine basis—and largely insulated from public view. This goes beyond contraception to cancer screenings, the use of common drugs like aspirin, and much more. Under ObamaCare, a single committee—the United States Preventative Services Task Force—is empowered to evaluate preventive health services and decide which will be covered by health-insurance plans. The task force already rates services with letter grades of "A" through "D" (or "I," if...
  • Obamacare - Just Another Democrat Brick in the 2012 Wall

    02/15/2012 2:11:26 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/14/12 | Patricia Campion
    Obamacare -- Just Another Democrat Brick in the 2012 WallBy Patricia Campion 9 hrs ago **SNIP** When the dust settled, Democrats staggered from the election rubble to realize they had received the worst political drubbing in 70 years. On the brighter side, considering the flaccid economy, a growing record deficit, the first credit rating downgrade in United States history, continued stagnant unemployment, having a record number of Americans living below poverty level and dependent on government assistance, a growing list of Solyndra-esque failures, Fast and Furious, the tenuous state of Obama's foreign policy, gas prices rising 83 percent during Obama's...
  • Tennessee and Georgia resist health care reform (& Commiecare's™ federal deadlines)

    02/05/2012 8:37:27 AM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Times Free Press ^ | 2/05/12 | Mariann Martin
    Tennessee and Georgia resist health care reformby Mariann Martin published Sunday, February 5th, 2012 With less than a year before state legislation must be in place to implement a critical part of national health care reform, Tennessee and Georgia, along with 18 other states, have not made substantial progress toward meeting federal deadlines, according to reports from several nonpartisan organizations. In states with conservative leadership, such as Georgia and Tennessee, the deadlines have put state leaders in a Catch-22. They hope the U.S. Supreme Court will overturn the Affordable Care Act this spring or summer or that the election of...
  • Obama to shift strategy on healthcare in 2012 (The rookie Hussein bruised by Tea Party patriots)

    01/23/2012 5:28:03 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/22/12 | Julian Pecquet
    Obama to shift strategy on healthcare in 2012By Julian Pecquet - 01/22/12 07:10 PM ET President Obama, who offered to work with Republicans last year to revamp the healthcare reform law, is expected to adopt a much different tone in Tuesday’s State of the Union address. Bruised from the huge GOP electoral gains in 2010, Obama said he wanted to work in a bipartisan fashion on healthcare in last year’s speech. Republicans scoffed at what was called an olive branch, and worked to repeal the entire law. While the GOP-led House passed such a measure, the legislation was defeated in...
  • (Exempt Commiecare™ author) Pelosi: GOP left Obama 'very little choice' on Keystone

    01/18/2012 5:20:51 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/18/12 | Mike Lillis
    Pelosi: GOP left Obama 'very little choice' on KeystoneBy Mike Lillis - 01/18/12 04:40 PM ET The top House Democrat on Wednesday defended President Obama's rejection of a controversial Canadian oil pipeline, arguing that Republicans left him "very little choice" when they clipped his decision-making timeline. "If the Republicans care so much about the Keystone Pipeline, they would not have narrowed the president's options by putting it on the timeframe that they did," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said during her weekly press briefing in the Capitol. "They left him very little choice." Pelosi also rejected the argument that...
  • Lawyers, courts see weaknesses in defense of Obama’s healthcare law

    01/05/2012 9:21:55 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/05/11 | Sam Baker
    Lawyers, courts see weaknesses in defense of Obama’s healthcare lawBy Sam Baker - 01/05/12 12:59 PM ET The Obama administration is headed into a Supreme Court case over healthcare reform without a clear answer to significant questions about Congress’s power. The Justice Department will file its first brief on the merits of the case Friday — the beginning of a long process that will almost surely culminate in a ruling this summer. The first briefs will focus on the core question of whether it is constitutional to make almost every American buy health insurance. The Obama administration has a winning...
  • Romney describes healthcare mandate as conservative principle (but will repeal Obamacare)

    12/29/2011 5:47:20 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/28/11 | Jonathan Easley
    Romney describes healthcare mandate as conservative principleBy Jonathan Easley - 12/28/11 08:55 AM ET GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney said the insurance mandate included in the Massachusetts healthcare law he signed is fundamentally a conservative principle. Speaking Wednesday on “Fox and Friends,” Romney defended the Bay State’s healthcare law, which includes a version of the individual mandate, as inline with the Republican world view. The individual mandate was the centerpiece and most controversial aspect of the Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act, which has widely been blasted by Republicans as governmental overreach. “I’m happy to stand by the things that I...