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  • More ObamaCare rate shock awaits… after the elections, of course (Pelosi knew)

    10/14/2014 4:21:01 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Human Events ^ | 10/13/14 | John Hayward
    Democrats’ strategy for keeping their ObamaCare losses to a minimum in the 2014 elections is a combination of denial and obfuscation. The “denial” part consists of loudly insisting that nobody is complaining about ObamaCare any more, so it must not be that big of a political liability for them. The fact that people across the country are complaining about ObamaCare is irrelevant; this is a Jedi mind trick, not a reasoned argument. As for the obfuscation part, well, that’s simple: the Administration contrived to keep 2015 insurance premiums under wraps until after the election. The new and improved HealthCareDotGov is...
  • More than a dozen states plan to cancel health care policies not in compliance with ObamaCare

    10/09/2014 4:05:39 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 29 replies ^ | 10-9-2014 | Jim Angle
    More than a dozen states plan to cancel health care policies not in compliance with ObamaCare in the coming weeks, affecting thousands of people just before the midterm elections. "It looks like several hundred thousand people across the country will receive notices in the coming days and weeks," said Jim Capretta of the Ethics and Public Policy Center. The policies are being canceled because states that initially granted a reprieve at the request of President Obama are no longer willing to do so. In coming weeks, 13 states and the District of Columbia plan to cancel such policies, which generally...
  • Obamacare: Nothing Short of a Disaster

    10/09/2014 1:12:45 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 27 replies
    The National Interest ^ | Robert E. Moffitt
    On November 15, open enrollment in the Obamacare exchanges begins again. Before the second act of our national healthcare drama commences, let’s review what we’ve learned in Act I. For starters, everyone now knows that federal officials are challenged when it comes to setting up a website. But they’ve demonstrated the ability to dole out a huge amount of taxpayers’ money for millions of people signing up for Medicaid, a welfare program. And they’ve proved they can send hundreds of millions of federal taxpayers’ dollars to their bureaucratic counterparts in states, like Maryland and Oregon, that can’t manage their own...
  • Obama to Hide Obamacare Rates Till After Election Day

    10/09/2014 7:00:01 PM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    Townhall Magazine ^ | Oct 09, 2014 | Conn Carroll, the online portal where millions of Americans must by health insurance, will not display premiums for 2015 until after the 2014 elections ... Americans will not be able to find out if their health insurance premiums are going up "until the second week of November," which conveniently falls after Americans will go to the polls November 4th.
  • CU Boulder becomes latest university to cut student work hours under Obamacare

    10/10/2014 5:45:39 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 9, 2014 | Valerie Richardson
    College students overwhelmingly swung for President Obama in 2008 and 2012, but they’re now finding their on-campus work hours cut back, thanks to Obamacare. The latest example comes from the University of Colorado Boulder, where administrators posted an online notice last week informing students that their university-provided employment would be capped at 25 hours per week as a result of the Affordable Care Act.
  • Obamacare Sends Iowa Health Insurance Premiums Skyrocketing

    10/10/2014 9:51:26 AM PDT · by PROCON · 14 replies
    BigGovernment ^ | Oct. 9, 2014 | Wynton Hall
    Thousands of Iowans are now facing double-digit health insurance premium hikes due to Obamacare. On Wednesday, the Des Moines Register reported that the state's insurance commissioner has approved Des Moines-based Wellmark to hike its rates between 11.9% and 14.5%. The premium spike will affect 19,000 Iowans. "That increase is for individual policyholders who have Affordable Care Act-compliant plans," reports the Register. CoOportunity, one of the main companies offering health insurance on the Obamacare exchange, will increase its rates 19%.
  • Obamacare Poised to Cause Insurance Cancellations, Networks Silent

    10/10/2014 1:05:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | October 10, 2014 | Joseph Rossell
    According to Fox News and several print media outlets tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands of people are about to be notified that their health insurance policies are being cancelled, thanks to Obamacare. That could mean bad news for liberals just weeks before 2014 midterm elections, except the broadcast networks have refused to report it. ABC, CBS and NBC news programs failed to mention the latest wave of policy cancellations as of Oct. 9. Plans that could not meet regulations mandated under the Affordable Care Act will no longer be granted a reprieve in thirteen states and the District...
  • Susan Collins Says It's Too Late To Repeal Obamacare (Surprise!)

    10/10/2014 4:50:29 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 47 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | 10-10-2014 | Sabrina Siddiqui
    Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) thinks it's time for Republicans to let go of their efforts to repeal Obamacare. Speaking to an NBC affiliate in Portland on Thursday, Collins argued that the GOP has missed its chance to get rid of the health care law entirely. She noticeably did not say whether she would vote to repeal or defund Obamacare, despite being asked. "You know at this point, I think we’re past that," Collins said. "I think it would’ve been much better if there’d been a bipartisan bill crafted in 2008 that had provisions that both parties could agree on, such...
  • Unconstitutional Obamacare Website Won't Release Premium Rates Till After Mid-Term Elections

    10/11/2014 12:36:01 PM PDT · by lbryce · 15 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | October 10, 2014 | Suzanne Hammer
    "The most transparent administration in the history of the United States" has announced that the "new and improved" website is more streamlined for this year's enrollment into Obamacare; but, the premium rates for plans will not be released on the website until after the November 4th midterm elections. "The only people who don't want to disclose the truth are people with something to hide." -Barack Hussein Obama The government has released its new website which takes only 16 pages to enroll this year as opposed to the 76 pages last year. However, customers who enroll in Obamacare will not...
  • ObamaCare architect Ezekiel Emanuel has anounced the ‘optimal age of death’ - you won’t like it

    09/19/2014 12:30:11 PM PDT · by xzins · 128 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | September 19, 2014 | Robert Laurie
    Democrats seem to love death.  Whether they’re yammering about abortion or “end of life” planning, they just can’t get enough of talking up the myriad ways people can exit life’s stage.  They always claim this is simply a discussion about personal responsibility and individual choice but, since they despise those ideals in virtually every other matter, it’s a hard argument to buy. Enter Ezekiel Emanuel.  Emanuel was one of the chief architects of ObamaCare and is, of course, the brother of Rahm.  Over at The Atlantic, he’s penned an article about his own death and he’s made a shocking announcement...
  • 'Dying in America' IOM Report Calls for Major Reform

    09/18/2014 2:27:18 PM PDT · by bkopto · 12 replies
    Medscape ^ | 9/18/2014 | Veronica Hackethal
    The US health system needs major reform to ensure high-quality, affordable, and sustainable end-of-life care for Americans, according to a new Institute of Medicine (IOM) report called Dying in America: Improving Quality and Honoring Individual Preferences Near the End of Life. The 507-page document was released on September 17, 2014, and reports recommendations developed during the past two years by a 21-member national committee. The committee included representatives from various fields involved in end-of-life care: doctors, nurses, religious leaders, geriatric specialists, insurers, and lawyers. The study was supported by an anonymous donor whose identity remained unknown to the committee.
  • “Staggering Numbers” Of Virginians Will Lose Plans And Pay More Due To ObamaCare

    09/16/2014 7:10:00 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 15 replies
    “Staggering Numbers” Of Virginians Will Lose Plans And Pay More Due To ObamaCare (September 11, 2014)
  • Consumers To Hear Soon If Plans Are Canceled

    09/05/2014 1:07:32 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    Kaiser Health News ^ | September 5, 2014 | By Michelle Andrews
    Consumers may soon find a surprise in their mailbox: a notice that their health plan is being canceled. Insurers are required to give policyholders 90 days notice if they’re discontinuing their plans. That means consumers whose plans will be cancelled this December should be receiving notices now. If your plan is being canceled, you have a number of options. By law, your insurer has to let you buy another of its plans if you want. You can also shop on the state health insurance marketplace for coverage, where many people qualify for subsidies that reduce the cost, or you can...
  • Aetna: Actual ObamaCare enrollment turning out way lower than the White House said

    08/13/2014 5:09:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Cain ^ | August 12, 2014 | Dan Calabrese
    And they should know because they're the ones not collecting the premiums.Much of the left has been trying its best to push the notion that "ObamaCare is working," largely based on the announced enrollment total of anywhere from 8 million to 10 million that has come out of the White House. Since this was more than the 7 million they originally said they needed to make the system viable, viola . . . success!One problem: They counted everyone who enrolled, without regard to whether enrollees ever paid a premium. If you don't pay the premium, you're not insured and you're...
  • CBO Confirms Obamacare's Individual Mandate is a Paper Tiger

    08/07/2014 5:05:13 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Instablog ^ | 8/7/2014 | John Sexton
    Broad exemptions to Obamacare's individual mandate, including one added secretly last year, make the mandate a paper tiger. In June the CBO confirmed this by raising its estimate of the number of people who could claim an exemption and sharply dropping its estimate of the number of people who will pay a penalty.The Wall Street Journal reports, "almost 90% of the nation's 30 million uninsured won't pay a penalty under the Affordable Care Act in 2016." In 2012 CBO said 18 million could qualify for exemptions. This year CBO said that number was 23 million. As for those who will...
  • Fewer Physicians, Hospitals May Accept Obamacare Plans In Future

    08/07/2014 1:24:24 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 12 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | 8-7-2014 | Amanda Schallert
    Some doctors and medical care experts are worried that individuals with Obamacare may begin to see fewer options for quality health care if more and more doctors stop accepting the plan. Low reimbursement rates for doctors is causing some doctors to say that they can no longer afford to accept Obamacare coverage, according to NPR  and the Daily Caller. About eight million people on Obamacare reportedly have fewer options than those with private health insurance when it comes to physicians and hospitals that will accept them. But some people are starting to worry that the narrow network problem with Obamacare...
  • Newly Insured, Many Now Face Learning Curve

    08/03/2014 12:08:19 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 46 replies
    New York Times ^ | 2 Aug 14 | ABBY GOODNOUGH
    <p>Advocates of the Affordable Care Act, focused until now on persuading people to buy health insurance, have moved to a crucial new phase: making sure the eight million Americans who did so understand their often complicated policies and use them properly.</p>
  • CNN Poll: Twice As Many Americans Were Hurt By Obamacare Than Helped

    07/23/2014 2:46:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | July 23, 2014 | Guy Benson
    Not an unusual data point at all, based on the polling trend -- but a timely reality check for the delusional "people love Obamacare!" propagandists. CNN's latest national survey includes a number of noteworthy nuggets, including the "Affordable" Care Act fallout verdict referenced in the headline (via Ed Morrissey): (1) President Obama's job approval rating is mired at (42/55), languishing roughly where it's been for months. He is underwater with men (39/58), women (45/52), young people (45/49), and independents (34/62). Seventy-seven percent of Democrats and nearly two-thirds of non-white voters continue to give Obama high marks, but virtually everyone...
  • Obamacare Rulings Have Consumers, Governors Worried

    07/23/2014 12:34:21 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 13 replies
    News Max ^ | July 23 2014 | John Blosser
    Two conflicting court decisions on tax credits for Obamacare have millions of consumers worried, along with some Republican governors who opted to let the federal government run their state programs. A decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals D.C. Circuit determined that only those enrolled in state-operated Obamacare exchanges are eligible for the tax subsidies that put the "affordable" in the Affordable Care Act, The Wall Street Journal reported. Should the ruling stand, Bloomberg News reports, customers in those 36 states could see their subsidies vanish, boosting their healthcare premiums by 76 percent, dealing a serious blow both to Obamacare...
  • Freep a poll! (Should the Obamacare law be enforced as written?)

    07/23/2014 1:51:45 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 11 replies ^ | 7-23-14 | Headline of the day
    Should the Obamacare law be enforced as written? No, the IRS is allowed to change it. I don't know. Yes, and let the chips fall where they may.
  • On the other hand: Fourth Circuit upholds ObamaCare subsidies for federal exchange consumers

    07/22/2014 11:15:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/22/2014 | AllahPundit
    Well, this is awkward.Unlike the D.C. Circuit, which split 2-1, the majority here was 3-0. Even so, the most noteworthy thing about the opinion is how tormented the court seems in trying to determine what Congress intended when it said that subsidies should be available only on “an exchange established by the State.” From page 20:Page 24:Page 28:If they can’t decide what the key phrase was designed to do, why don’t they follow the D.C. Circuit’s lead and stick with the plain text? In the first excerpt above, the court frankly admits that the language of the law seems...
  • Split Rulings Over Obamacare Point to Another Supreme Court Showdown

    07/22/2014 11:28:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 07/22/2014 | Jacob Gershman
    Less than an hour after an appeals court in Washington ordered the Obama administration to turn off the spigot of federal subsidies to consumers through U.S.-run health-care exchanges, an appeals court in Virginia ruled that the subsidies should be allowed to keep on flowing. With the future of Obamacare hanging in the balance, the back-to-back opinions raise the likelihood of another Supreme Court showdown over the the president’s marquee law. The two circuits split over an issue fundamental to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. That is, whether the Internal Revenue Service had the authority under the statute passed...
  • White House To Ignore Court Ruling, Keep Handing Out Obamacare Subsidies

    07/22/2014 10:52:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies
    The Daaily Caller ^ | 7/22/14 | Sarah Hurtubise
    The Obama administration will continue handing out Obamacare subsidies to federal exchange customers despite a federal court’s ruling Tuesday that the subsidies are illegal. A D.C. Court of Appeals panel ruled Tuesday morning that customers in the 36 states that didn’t establish their own exchange and use instead cannot be given premium tax credits, according to the text of the Affordable Care Act itself. (RELATED: Federal Court Takes Down Obamacare: Subsidies In Federal Exchange Are Illegal) But the White House said in response that it will continue handing out the billions of taxpayer dollars in subsidies. White House press...
  • CBO Gives Up on Calculating What Obamacare Will Cost

    06/09/2014 5:15:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Rush ^ | June 9, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Roll Call magazine: "Fiscal Diagnosis Only Gets Tougher for Health Care Law -- In its latest report on the law, the Congressional Budget Office said it is no longer possible to assess the overall fiscal impact of the law." That, again, is by design. Of course it's by design! This is the thing I've been waiting for people to wake up and realize. Look, I'm not trying to brag here. I don't have to. Like Babe Ruth said, "It isn't bragging if you can do it." I knew exactly what I was saying when I said, "I...
  • Sonoma County Man Battling Cancer Denied Coverage By Anthem Blue Cross....

    05/29/2014 9:06:16 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 17 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | 5/28/2014 | Andria Borba
    CAMP MEEKER (CBS SF) — A Sonoma County man battling more than a dozen tumors in his body is fighting a new battle with his insurance carrier, who has denied coverage for his treatments. Jeffrey Rusch of Camp Meeker knew the news was bad when an MRI found 20 tumors in his brain. Two days later, a C-T scan at Sutter medical center in Santa Rosa brought another devastating blow, discovering a large tumor in his lungs, and more in his liver and bones. Doctors told Jeffrey he would need to be hospitalized immediately. “My husband was having a lot...
  • The [eight] Biggest Myths of ObamaCare

    05/29/2014 10:10:05 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 13 replies
    National Center for Policy Analysis ^ | May 29, 2014 | John R. Graham
    Four years after its passage, Obamacare has now been largely implemented, and millions have had their coverage disrupted. For years, the administration has propagated a number of myths about Obamacare. Some have already crumbled, and others will fall as Obamacare continues to change the American health system.Myth No. 1: If you like your health plan, you can keep it. Despite President Obama’s promise that “If you like your plan, you can keep it,” about 6 million people have already been notified by insurance companies that their policies are being canceled. That number will grow. Currently, about 19 million people have...
  • Sonoma County Man Battling Cancer Denied Coverage By Anthem Blue Cross ...

    05/29/2014 2:59:10 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 11 replies
    CBS Local - San Francisco ^ | 5/28/14 | CBS SF
    CAMP MEEKER (CBS SF) — A Sonoma County man battling more than a dozen tumors in his body is fighting a new battle with his insurance carrier, who has denied coverage for his treatments.
  • Vet Allegedly Beaten To Death At VA Hospital

    05/27/2014 6:24:26 PM PDT · by Altariel · 85 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | May 25, 2014 | Sarah Fruchtnicht
    A California woman says Veterans Administration hospital guards beat her husband to death after he waited four hours for dialysis. Norma Montano says her husband of 44 years, Jonathan, died of a stroke on June 11, 2011, after he was beaten and had his carotid artery stomped by VA guards. Montano says the hospital also lied to her about what happened to her husband. Montano’s son and daughter are also plaintiffs in the suit. Montano says he husband was tired of waiting, but when he tried to leave and go to another facility, he “was told by the nursing staff...
  • Hospitals hiking cost on the poor due to … ObamaCare

    05/27/2014 11:50:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/27/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    There are multiple levels of irony in this New York Times report on the impact of ObamaCare on poor patients in the nation’s hospitals. Congress demanded the power to revamp the health-insurance industry and expand Medicaid in order to help the poor get better medical care for less money. In reality, the opposite appears to be happening, as hospitals attempt to force the poor into ObamaCare: Hospital systems around the country have started scaling back financial assistance for lower- and middle-income people without health insurance, hoping to push them into signing up for coverage through the new online marketplaces...
  • This Family Thought Obamacare Was ‘the Answer’… Until They Found Out Their Plan ‘Doesn’t Even Work’

    05/27/2014 12:02:06 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 107 replies ^ | may 27, 2014 | liz klimas
    Nick and Rachel Robinson were excited about the possibilities that Obamacare offered them when they found out they were expecting a third child. “It’s one of those times where you hear the news and there’s this immediate sense of joy and excitement like, ‘Yay, a new kid. That’s awesome!’” Nick Robinson told NPR. But the happy news also came with a new set of worries. “What are we going to do? How are we going to pay for this? This is intense.” When the option of the Affordable Care Act became available, the Robinsons believed it was the answer to what they...
  • Yep, Nevada is officially dropping their state ObamaCare exchange, too

    05/20/2014 5:41:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/20/2014 | Erika Johnsen
    After much apparent pleading from the contractor, Nevada made the decision to drop their individual ObamaCare website builder Xerox and is now the next state hitching its wagon to the federal online exchange. It all looked like it could have gone so well back in October, until users started trying to actually sign up for health insurance and began to uncover the more than 1,500 defects embedded in the site, according to a report from Deloitte last month, and the Silver State has finally realized that the situation cannot be salvaged any time soon — and certainly not in...
  • Obamacare brings expanded coverage and higher costs to California

    05/14/2014 6:21:46 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | MAY 13, 2014 | Chris Megerian
    Nearly one-third of California’s total population -- roughly 11.5 million people -- will be enrolled in Medi-Cal next year.. Enrollment is expected to exceed previous estimates by 1.4 million, and administration officials said it would cost the state $1.2 billion more than originally thought.
  • Sharon, Conn. Couple Dropped from Affordable Care Act Plan

    05/14/2014 11:15:49 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 21 replies
    NBC Connecticut ^ | May 13, 2014 | Jeff Saperstone
    John and Dawn DiMarco signed up for an Affordable Care Act plan through the state health insurance exchange during open enrollment. They received their insurance card and were covered but their bill was thousands of dollars more than advertised. They spent weeks going back and forth with various state agencies and the insurance company to try and get answers. Then, this month, their carrier, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, sent them a cancellation notice. NBC Connecticut contacted Access Health CT on Tuesday and they told us it has to do with a computer issue with their vendor. UPDATE: A spokesperson...
  • Consumers losing doctors with new insurance plans

    05/13/2014 6:36:11 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 9 replies
    yahoo ^ | 5/13/14 | Kelli Kennedy, Associated Press
    MIAMI (AP) -- The first thing Michelle Pool did before picking a plan under President Barack Obama's health insurance law was check whether her longtime primary care doctor was covered. Pool, a 60-year-old diabetic who has had back surgery and a hip replacement, purchased the plan only to find that the insurer was mistaken.Pool's $352 a month gold plan through Covered California's exchange was cheaper than what she'd paid under her husband's insurance and seemed like a good deal because of her numerous pre-existing conditions. But after her insurance card came in the mail, the Vista, California resident learned her...
  • Media Knew the Truth About Obamacare

    05/08/2014 1:24:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Rush ^ | May 8, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Here's Lenny in Bayville, New Jersey. Lenny, I'm glad you called. Thanks for waiting, sir. Hello. CALLER: Thank you. Blessings this afternoon, Rush. That's first and most important. RUSH: Well, thank you very much. CALLER: Now, with this medical insurance stuff from the companies. AT&T is taking all their retired, non-management employees and putting them into the private health exchange on January 1st of 2015. RUSH: All their retired, non-management employees? CALLER: Yep. RUSH: So the retirees that are still on the company health care plan because of the deal they had or whatever? CALLER: Yes. RUSH:...
  • Massachusetts joins Oregon in ditching its dysfunctional health insurance site

    05/08/2014 1:35:07 PM PDT · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 7 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 5-8-14 | Ed Walton
    On the heels of Oregon’s decision to drop its dysfunctional health insurance site, Massachusetts officials announced plans to follow suit on Monday. Unlike Oregon, however, Massachusetts will be taking a different replacement route—instead of using to sign up enrollees, Massachusetts will attempt to build a new health marketplace site based on software used by Colorado and Kentucky. While the state hopes to have this software from hCentive Inc. up and running by November 15th of this year, they will also connect to the federal exchange as a backup in case the new exchange software is not ready in time...
  • Kaiser Health News Surprised by What Obamacare Will Do?

    05/08/2014 1:35:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Rush ^ | May 5, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Here's the headline: "A Lot More People Are About to Learn They Can't Keep Their Plans If They Like Them." I was intrigued. I was really intrigued by that headline: "A Lot More People Are About to Learn They Can't Keep Their Plans If They Like Them." Let's get started here. "It's almost time for Stage Two of the great Obamacare dump, as the truly breathtaking depths of Barack Obama's Big Lie are exposed ... and America is shoved closer to the howling abyss of single-payer health care, the transformation nobody voted for." Fine so far. "Kaiser...
  • Guess How Many Insurance Officials Raise Their Hands When Asked if Premiums Will Decrease By $2500..

    05/08/2014 12:09:18 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 3 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | May 82014 | Cassy Fiano
    Complete Title...Guess How Many Insurance Officials Raise Their Hands When Asked if Premiums Will Decrease By $2500 Like Obama Promised? We were given a lot of promises about Obamacare, from seeing premiums decrease to being able to keep our plans if we liked them — none of which, of course, ended up being true. And apparently, major insurance officials knew that premiums wouldn’t decrease, too. During a House hearing on Wednesday, Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-Va.) asked a group of seven insurance officials to raise their hands if they anticipated a premium reduction of $2,500 or more for the average American...
  • Laughing at another Spectacular Obamacare Failure

    05/08/2014 12:41:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | May 8, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    As you can imagine, there’s a lot to choose from in the contest for the most spectacular waste of tax dollars. But the politicians in Oregon must really want the prize, because they managed to flush several hundred million dollars down a rat hole by putting together a state-run Obamacare website that has to be abandoned because it is so dysfunctional. And if the Oregon website is so bad that it’s switching to the much-derided Washington Obamacare website, it must be a disaster of unparalleled dimensions! Here are some excerpts from an AP report. After months of trying to get...
  • Another Hilarious Inequality Moment: Obamacare's Medical Inequality

    05/05/2014 10:05:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | May 5, 2014 | Morgan Brittany
    We hear it every day, “the rich don’t pay their fair share”, “there is a deeper divide than ever between the rich and the poor”, “the rich are getting richer and the poor poorer”.Blah, blah, blah, it reminds me of an old record that keeps skipping and repeating itself over and over.It is just another political point that this administration uses to divide the people of this nation. Lots of talk, no solutions. They talk about the privileged 1% and how evil they are. They bloviate on how unfair it is that the rich take advantage of the poor and...
  • Inventing a Failure (He's talking about Obamacare)

    05/05/2014 12:57:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 4, 2014 | Paul Krugman
    Last week, House Republicans released a deliberately misleading report on the status of health reform, crudely rigging the numbers to sustain the illusion of failure in the face of unexpected success. Are you shocked? You aren’t, but you should be. Mainstream politicians didn’t always try to advance their agenda through lies, damned lies and — in this case — bogus statistics. And the fact that this has become standard operating procedure for a major party bodes ill for America’s future. About that report: The really big policy news of 2014, at least so far, is the spectacular recovery of the...
  • How Washington's IT project Leviathan failed us

    05/05/2014 11:18:41 AM PDT · by hasb3an · 7 replies
    BetaNews ^ | 5-5-2014 | Derrick Wlodarz
    Government IT projects have a tendency to fall on their rear ends more often than not. After the miserable debacle that was last October, I made the case for why the larger than life public face of Obamacare had zero chance of succeeding in original form. Fast forward six months, and after some contractor firings and a public about face consisting of a "tech surge", the website is finally working at nominal levels. That's not to say no one didn't take the fall for the mess of this bungled IT project gone haywire. The former head honcho of the...
  • Health care law-Holocaust comparison criticized

    05/05/2014 11:39:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 5, 2014 1:31 PM EDT
    Leaders of both parties in Tennessee are condemning a blog post by a state senator likening the federal health care law to the deportation of Jews to concentration camps in the 1940s. Republican Sen. Stacey Campfield of Knoxville said on his blog that Democrats boasting of about the number of people who have signed for coverage as required by the federal health care law is like “Germans bragging about the number of mandatory sign-ups for ‘train rides’ for Jews in the 40s.” …
  • New Pew Poll: Opposition to Obamacare at All-Time High

    05/05/2014 12:14:35 PM PDT · by Siegfried X · 22 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 5/5/2014 | JOHN MCCORMACK
    The latest USA Today/Pew survey shows Obamacare polling as poorly as it ever has: Views of ACA Little Changed. As other recent national polls have shown, including the April health care tracking survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation, the recent surge in signups for the new health care exchanges has had little impact on public opinion about the Affordable Care Act. In fact, the share disapproving of the law (55%) is as high as it ever has been in the four-year history of the law. Just 41% approve of the 2010 health care law.
  • MAP: Here's Where People Signed Up For Obamacare

    05/03/2014 10:43:21 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 28 replies
    Business Insider ^ | May 3 2014 | Brett LoGiurato, Andy Kiersz
    The White House on Thursday released final data from the first enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act, which also included a look at each state's relative success or failure in the law's first enrollment period. Nationally, just more than 8 million people enrolled in health insurance plans through federal and state exchanges established by the law. But the story was different in all 50 states and the District of Columbia — some wildly exceeded expectations, and others brutally disappointed. This chart shows which states did well in signing up people through their exchanges, and which did poorly:
  • Obamacare: The Never-Ending Gift that Repeatedly Teaches Us that Big Government Doesn’t Work

    05/02/2014 1:05:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | May 2, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Sigh. Another day, another grim Obamacare update. Actually, we have two updates on the never-ending disaster of government-run healthcare. Our first story comes from the Washington Times, which reports that the company hired to fix the failed Obamacare website is way behind schedule and way over budget. Fixing the Obamacare website to get it ready to handle a second round of enrollments will cost the federal government $121 million… The deal, which Accenture announced on its website Tuesday, costs more than the $93.7 million it took to build in the first place. It’s also $30 million more than the...
  • 9 questions that are still hanging over Cover Oregon (Scrapped Health Exchange)

    04/29/2014 12:47:26 PM PDT · by dila813 · 6 replies
    Portland Business Journal ^ | Apr 29, 2014, 12:06pm PDT | Elizabeth Hayes
    After the Cover Oregon board of directors decided to scrap the troubled health exchange and transfer to the federal government’s site, a colleague asked me if the whole sorry saga was over. Far from it, I said. A host of questions remain that could take months to resolve. Here are a few that come to mind:
  • The Obamacare Question That Has Democrats Terrified

    04/28/2014 9:09:09 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 20 replies
    BREITBART.COM ^ | 27 Apr 2014 | Wynton Hall
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  • Even Sarah Kliff Becomes Critical of ObamaCare

    04/26/2014 10:30:26 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 4 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 26, 2013 | P.J. Gladnick
    WARNING! WARNING! WARNING!!! The White House Director of Progressive Media needs to send out an emergency response team to Sarah Kliff of General Electric Vox  to get her "mind right" again for going off-message on ObamaCare since the debate is "over." Got that? The debate  is OVER! Except that the debate is not quite over when one of the biggest ObamaCare cheerleaders is beginning to cast aspersions upon her formerly beloved program. This is starting to become something of a "disturbing" pattern for our Miss Kliff who recently underwent a rapid response mind change when an administration official quickly turned...
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    04/26/2014 10:33:04 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 3 replies
    washington Times ^ | Saturday, April 26, 2014 | Michelle L. Price
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