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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Limbaugh.com ^ | 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 HealthCare.gov 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 Limbaugh.com ^ | 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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...
  • Healthcare.gov: 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 Healthcare.gov 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.
  • 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...
  • Sens. Ted Cruz, Mike Lee bash health law, Obama at GOP conference

    04/26/2014 10:33:04 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 3 replies
    washington Times ^ | Saturday, April 26, 2014 | Michelle L. Price
    <p>SANDY, Utah (AP) — Tea party favorites and Republican U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz and Mike Lee condemned the federal health care law and the Obama administration to a crowd about 1,000 Utah Republican faithful Friday night.</p> <p>Cruz, speaking in front of a giant American flag, called President Barack Obama “the most lawless President” in the nation’s history, criticizing decisions from his administration to delay parts of the health law and deciding not to go after states legalizing marijuana.</p>
  • Feds to Take Over Oregon's Failed $300 Million Health Insurance Exchange [zero enrollees]

    04/24/2014 4:43:55 PM PDT · by grundle · 19 replies
    Reason ^ | April 24, 2014 | Peter Suderman|
    The state of Oregon received $303 million in federal grants—more than all but two other states—to build and operate a health insurance exchange, dubbed Cover Oregon, under Obamacare. One of those grants was a $48 million "early innovator" grant for states whose exchanges were intended to serve as models for the nation. The state was among the most enthusiastic about implementing the law, with Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber touting both the law and his state's work building the exchange. The state's work on its exchange recieved praise throughout the media, and it was reportedly loved by the Obama administration: In...
  • Great news: Another wave of health-plan cancellations on the way?

    04/24/2014 10:51:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/24/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    A new report on ObamaCare would tend to distract from the White House victory lap earlier in the month, and might even – gasp! — “re-open” the debate that Barack Obama insisted was closed. Don’t look for this information on the right-wing blogs, though. Vox’s Sarah Kliff, formerly at the Washington Post, warns that another class of policies will get canceled due to coverage mandates, and that will put some lower-income Americans in a fiscal bind: The Obama administration is quietly trying to stamp out some of the skimpiest health plans, a decision that industry officials say could trigger yet...
  • Florida Blue: Health Law Enrollments 'Exceeded Expectations' But Premiums May Rise In 2015

    04/24/2014 10:38:00 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    Kaiser Health News ^ | April 23, 2014 | By Daniel Chang and Patricia Borns, Miami Herald
    Most of the consumers who bought a private health plan from Florida Blue through the Affordable Care Act’s insurance exchanges between October and April were previously uninsured — one of many factors potentially leading to higher premium rates in 2015, according to a senior executive. Jason Altmire, senior vice president of public policy for Florida Blue, cited familiar reasons for a likely rise in rates next year. Altmire said “most” Florida Blue consumers who signed up for exchange plans have paid their first month’s premium, which is required to activate a plan. But he said many consumers remain uneducated about...
  • In Seattle, Insurers And Hospitals Complain About New Rules

    04/24/2014 10:28:05 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    Kaiser Health News ^ | April 23, 2014 | By Carol Ostrom, Seattle Times
    Health insurers and hospitals, usually on opposite sides, lined up together Tuesday to give Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler an earful about his proposed new rule for insurance-provider networks. Kreidler proposed the rule after complaints that consumers have been taken by surprise about narrower networks in insurance plans offered in the Affordable Care Act. Those networks exclude some of the region’s prominent hospitals and medical centers, meaning some consumers don’t have access to providers they expected to use. For example, only one insurer offering plans through the Washington Healthplanfinder online exchange includes Seattle Cancer Care Alliance in Seattle; only three include...
  • GOP making bold play for US Senate seat in Oregon

    04/21/2014 1:08:27 PM PDT · by kingattax · 17 replies
    Yahoo/AP ^ | 4-21-14 | JONATHAN J. COOPER
    LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. (AP) — The GOP is making a bold play for a U.S. Senate seat in reliably Democratic Oregon, where a Republican hasn't been elected to a statewide office in more than a decade. Republicans back in Washington think they've found the right candidate in Monica Wehby, a children's brain surgeon who's raised more than $1 million and put her early opposition to President Barack Obama's health care law at the center of her campaign. The race is shaping up to be a strong test of the GOP strategy of relentlessly using the health law against Democrats in...
  • Millions slip into Obamacare 'coverage gap'

    04/21/2014 12:09:11 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 7 replies
    CNN Money ^ | April 21, 2014 | By Jordan Malter
    About 8 million people have signed up for Year 1 of Obamacare, but millions of others are still falling into the law's "coverage gap." They earn too much money to qualify for Medicaid, yet don't make enough to get federal subsidies to buy private insurance on an Affordable Care Act exchange. The human toll of the coverage gap can be found all too easily in Hidalgo County, Texas, where less than half of non-senior adults had health insurance in 2012. "If Obama did this market so we can get affordable insurance, why are we still having a lot of problems?...
  • Ted Kennedy (OFA Obamacare Email)

    04/21/2014 11:56:51 AM PDT · by matt04 · 4 replies
    OFA Email | April 19, 2014
  • Obama: I won, so stop talking about Obamacare

    04/21/2014 11:53:19 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 32 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-21-14 | DrJohn
    Barack Obama held a press conference the other day during which he took a "victory lap" and taunted Republicans in his typical juvenile fashion: At a press conference yesterday President Obama asserted that when it comes to ObamaCare, the Republican Party "is going through the stages of grief--anger and denial and all that stuff--and we're not at acceptance yet." His endless hubris echoes his "I won" utterance in 2009. Then James Taranto notes this: A Politico reporter asked the president: "Do you think it's time for Democrats to start campaigning loudly and positively on the benefits of ObamaCare?" Watch him...
  • Obamacare Number Games: How Many Enrollees, Really? : More to the raw numbers than meets the eye.

    04/19/2014 10:55:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/19/2014 | Rich Baehr
    It has been a triumphant month for liberal journalists who have lived and died with the fortunes of the Affordable Care Act since its passage in March 2010. Ezra Klein and Jon Cohen have declared victory, describing an amazing recovery for the program and for President Obama since the dark days of near-total failure among people trying to sign up on the federal exchanges in October and November.To listen to Obamacare supporters, Kathleen Sebelius leaves her post as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services with her head held high, as her legacy now includes shepherding across...
  • Progress, Challenges As Medicaid Rolls Swell in Wash.

    04/18/2014 11:47:42 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    Kaiser Health News ^ | April 18, 2014 | By Lisa Stiffler, The Seattle Times
    Washington state has blown past its targets for signing up new Medicaid participants under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The program’s ranks have grown roughly 25 percent in the past six months, helping fulfill one of the act’s key goals to provide health care to nearly all Americans. But with enrollment success comes the challenge of serving more people in a $10 billion program that’s already stretched thin in places. Some of the new enrollees haven’t seen a doctor in years and need help navigating the health-care morass. Medicaid patients already struggle to get care in parts of the state...
  • HHS MOVES TO CANCEL MORE INSURANCE PLANS

    04/18/2014 11:38:43 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 18, 2014 | by Mike Flynn
    The Department of Health and Human Services is proposing a rule that would, if implemented, guarantee that even more Americans who like their health insurance plans cannot keep them. Fixed indemnity plans, which pay insured customers a set amount towards medical expenses and are often cost-effective relative to more comprehensive health insurance, are popular forms of coverage, and potentially becoming more popular in the wake of Obamacare. Health insurance industry representatives say that fixed indemnity plans have been attracting more interest as many Americans look for a way to mitigate against the high deductibles applicable to many insurance policies available...
  • Democrat: Voters 'Frustrated and Embarrassed' by Obamacare (Hawaii)

    04/17/2014 7:01:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 17, 2014 | Wynton Hall
    Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (D-HI) says her constituents are "frustrated and embarrassed" by Hawaii's failed Obamacare exchange, which cost taxpayers $204 million and signed up only 8,000 people. On Wednesday, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) announced it will launch an investigation into Hawaii's busted Obamacare program. "This is not a partisan issue, this is an economic issue," said state Sen. Sam Slom. Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie previously predicted "hundreds of thousand of people" would sign up for Obamacare in the President's home state. On Thursday, President Barack Obama tried to rally Democrats to support his unpopular Obamacare program. "I think Democrats...
  • BRAIN SURGERY PATIENT'S OBAMACARE PLAN DENIES MEDS, DROPS DOCTORS

    04/16/2014 5:22:33 PM PDT · by kingattax · 30 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 16 Apr 2014 | WYNTON HALL
    A New York woman suffering from a neurological disease that has required four brain surgeries has been dropped by all of her doctors and denied medications due to her Obamacare plan. "I've been vomiting. I lost 22 pounds. The pain is unbearable," said Margaret Figueroa, 49, on Wednesday. "My medication helps me function during the day." Figueroa suffers from a disease known as Arnold Chiari Malformation and Syringomyelia. Even though the Obamacare plan she purchased assured her that she was covered, her insurance card was denied when she went to fill her prescriptions. Then she learned that none of her...
  • Mitch McConnell can’t kill this ObamaCare defunding effort

    04/14/2014 11:08:50 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 4 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 4/14/14
    Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear had ten days to veto the General Assembly’s agreement to defund ObamaCare in Kentucky and start a huge fight for today and tomorrow, but he didn’t do it. Now, he must accept reality and start taking down the Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange. At the top of page Page 124 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act it states “No federal funds for continued operations … In establishing an Exchange under this section, the state shall ensure that such Exchange is self-sustaining beginning on January 1, 2015, including allowing the Exchange to charge assessments or user...
  • Ted Cruz: HHS used “funny numbers” for its ObamaCare enrollment claims

    04/14/2014 12:04:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/14/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Count Ted Cruz among the unimpressed about the HHS claim that over seven million Americans enrolled in ObamaCare by the end of the open-enrollment deadline. Javier Manjarres conducted a short telephone interview with Sen. Cruz, pointing out an earlier story broken by talk radio host Drew Steele about notification letters from HHS of ObamaCare auto-enrollment and questioned whether those were part of the HHS calculations. Cruz called this part of the mystery around the “funny numbers” coming out of the Obama administration, and wondered how many of the 7.1 million were only partial sign-ups:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO The...
  • BP Guidelines May Take Millions of People Off Meds

    04/11/2014 1:30:04 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 29 replies
    Study estimates impact of controversial changes that raised treatment threshold
  • Protesting Obamacare 60's Style

    04/11/2014 1:59:24 PM PDT · by kathsua · 1 replies
    Lawrence Journal World ^ | April 11, 2014 | Reasonmclucus
    No, I'm not suggesting anyone should burn a draft card (or the student union) or stage a sit-in in the office of Secretary Kathleen Gilligan Sebelius. Those who feel Obamacare will adversely affect them should conduct a "sue-in". They should file individual lawsuits challenging the law on grounds it will harm them as individuals. The class action lawsuits various states filed against the law didn't force the courts to deal with the hardships the law would create for some individuals. Individual cases can present the courts with actual evidence of individuals who would be adversely affected being forced to purchase...
  • Obamacare exit strategy brings endless waits on hold: Thought signing up was hard? Try canceling

    04/11/2014 2:01:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 04/11/2014 | By Drew Johnson
    I never wanted to be a pawn in President Obama’s absurd and irresponsible attempt to mandate, regulate and complicate the American health care system. Unfortunately, there wasn’t much of a choice. I was a casualty of Mr. Obama’s Big Lie. You know the one: “If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan.” By the time my plan vanished, the only individual health insurance plans available had been captured by the tentacles of Obamacare. Signing up for insurance was harder than making sense of Donald Trump’s hair. It took more than 20 attempts over four...
  • Get Ready For The Real Obamacare Disasters As People Start To Use It

    04/06/2014 9:51:06 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 72 replies
    Forbes ^ | April 5, 2014 | By Jeffrey Dorfman
    We have finally (almost, sort of) reached the end of Obamacare signups. The White House is claiming over seven million people have signed up with several million more now on the Medicaid rolls. Democrats are desperate to find a success somewhere in the Obamacare narrative, so reaching seven million is the story of the moment. However, as bad as the open enrollment period and its infamous healthcare.gov website was, the real problems are about to begin. Now people are going to try to use their new insurance. The problems that will create the next headlines will come in three main...
  • THE STAGGERING COSTS OF OBAMACARE

    04/02/2014 4:24:08 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 4 replies
    Powerline ^ | April 2,2014 | PAUL MIRENGOFF
    Now that President Obama has completed his end-zone dance for perhaps signing up more people for health insurance than have been dropped from coverage due to Obamacare, it’s time for a sober look at the costs of his signature program. Our friend Tevi Troy, head of the American Health Policy Institute (AHPI), provides that look in a study called “The Cost of the Affordable Care Act to Large Employers.” The study is based on internal cost data from more than 100 large employers (10,000 or more employees each) doing business in the United States. It offers the first-ever look at...
  • I hope, somehow, that all 7 mil. Obamacare "signups" get this achievement award I made for them

    04/02/2014 2:41:47 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 5 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-2-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Holy smokes you should see Memeorandum. I'm not going to link to any of the libnorant posts gloating that Obamacare "met it's goal," but here's one headline from Politico: "Obamacare critics: Homina, homina, homina"LOL...yeah, right. How's this for "homina"...Moron.
  • Why you shouldn't believe anyone who says Obamacare is working...Exhibit B

    04/02/2014 2:46:15 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 10 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-2-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Exhibit A was posted yesterday...
  • Obama May Want To Put Cork Back In Champagne Bottle After He Sees These ObamaCare Numbers

    04/02/2014 2:37:04 PM PDT · by NYer · 32 replies
    IJReview ^ | April 2, 2014 | Mike Miller
    Now that Obama has taken a victory lap and popped the champagne cork over hitting the ObamaCare enrollment goal, it looks as if it might be time to put the cork back in the bottle.Results of a RAND Corporation study suggest that barely 858,000 previously uninsured Americans – nowhere near 7.1 million, as claimed by Obama – had paid for new policies and joined the ranks of the insured by the Monday night deadline. The study also indicates that only one-third of exchange sign-ups were previously uninsured.Yes, millions of enrollees were previously insured, including those who lost coverage when...
  • Who Will Pick Up The Pieces When ObamaCare Crashes and Burns?

    04/02/2014 11:40:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 2, 2014 | Bob Barr
    Despite all the hoopla from the Administration and its media shills about how wonderful it is that a certain, arbitrary number of American citizens have “signed up” for ObamaCare by particular benchmark dates, the fact remains this federal law is rotten from start to finish. It remains one of those rare pieces of legislation that contains on balance not one positive provision; not a single worthwhile crossed “t” or dotted “i.” Still, we taxpayers continue to pay billions for ObamaCare’s implementation, even as it forces millions of citizens into healthcare plans that do not meet their needs and into relationships...
  • Lawsuit Filed Against Nevada Health Exchange

    04/02/2014 11:45:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    KXNT-FM ^ | April 2, 2014 | Benjamin Fearnow
    Just days after the deadline to enroll for insurance coverage through Nevada Health Link, the first class-action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of residents who say they signed up and paid their premiums – but were never given coverage. Law firm Callister & Associates filed the lawsuit on behalf of Larry Basich, who signed up for state health insurance and paid premiums as far back as November, but then was not covered following a Jan. 3 triple bypass procedure that saw his $400,000 in medical expenses passed between the wrong insurance companies, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. The lawsuit...
  • Axelrod: ObamaCare is totally going to change “the attitude that government can’t do anything”

    04/02/2014 12:06:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 2, 2014 | Erika Johnsen
    I lost count of the number of straw men President Obama burned during his absurdly premature ObamaCare victory lap on Tuesday afternoon — because Republicans literally don’t want people to have health insurance or something, dont’cha’ know — but as Axelrod even admits in this segment, the real debate over whether ObamaCare is really going to “change the attitude that government can’t do anything” has hardly even begun. Yes, the (currently dressed-up) 7 million enrollment figure (which the administration first said was their goal, then walked back, then put forward again) might mean that ObamaCare will be insanely tough to...
  • Employers Say Obamacare Will Cost Them $5,000 More Per Employee

    04/02/2014 12:16:31 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 30 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 2, 2014 | BY: Elizabeth Harrington
    Obamacare will cost large companies between $4,800 and $5,900 more per employee and add hundreds of millions to their overhead, according to a new survey. The American Health Policy Institute conducted a confidential survey of 100 large employers—those with 10,000 or more employees—asking what costs they expect to incur from Obamacare over the next decade. Factoring in the health care law’s added mandates, fees, and regulatory burdens, employers anticipate cost hikes between $163 million and $200 million in 2016, a 4.3 percent increase. By 2023, employers will be paying 8.4 percent more than “what they would otherwise be spending” for...
  • Is ObamaCare a Success?

    04/02/2014 12:46:30 PM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 15 replies
    Rightwingpatriot.com ^ | April 2, 2014 | Rightwingerpatriot
    With the March 31st deadline now passed for ObamaCare, it seems that the Obama administration is in full gloat mode. They say that 7 million people have signed up for ObamaCare and that despite a rocky start, the program is a success. President Obama gave a speech in the Rose Garden today, saying, "The law is doing what it's supposed to do. It's working." So is President Obama correct in that ObamaCare is a success? The answer depends upon your viewpoint. If you're Obama or one of his progressive liberal cronies, then ObamaCare is a success. The Affordable Care Act...
  • Pelosi won’t run on Obamacare: ‘While we’re proud of the Affordable Care Act, we now pivot to jobs’

    04/02/2014 1:32:25 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Aril 2 2014 | No Attribution
    While Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi took an Obamacare victory lap Tuesday afternoon, she appeared hesitant to make the law the central plank in her party’s push to win in 2014, telling reporters that “while we’re proud of the Affordable Care Act, we now pivot to jobs.”
  • Obamacare Mission Accomplished: “The debate over repealing this law is over”???

    04/02/2014 9:05:53 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 12 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-2-2013 | MOTUS
    Obama’s Rose Garden speech included an acknowledgement that the Affordable Care Act “has had its share of problems” butt did not elaborate. But buried in the 7.1 million enrollments he announced in a heavily staged appearance is a more unsettling reality. Numbers from a RAND Corporation study that has been kept under wraps suggest that barely 858,000 previously uninsured Americans – nowhere near 7.1 million – have paid for new policies and joined the ranks of the insured by Monday night. - Daily Mail  Butt pay no attention to the RAND report, it’s just an epidemiological survey, generally deemed to...
  • Carville: O-Care a winning bet for Dems

    04/02/2014 9:06:59 AM PDT · by Kenny · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/01/14 | James Carville
    Earlier this year I took to the pages of The Hill to encourage Democratic strategists to focus on what conditions would look like in November, and not be demoralized by what they look like in February and March. I pushed them to act like they were running the fast break in the NCAA tournament and to throw the lead pass, and to have some confidence that conditions would improve. And it sure does seem, if you look at the latest ABC/Washington Post poll, that the receiver of that pass has moved somewhat. Focusing on the biggest issue, ObamaCare, we can...
  • REPORT: KANSAS HOSPITAL LAYS OFF EMPLOYEES DUE TO OBAMACARE

    04/02/2014 9:29:47 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 2,2014 | Breitbart TV
    In a report that aired on Topeka, KS ABC affiliate KTKA on Tuesday, Newman Regional Hospital in Emporia, KS is scaling back some services as a means of countering the "negative financial impacts of the Affordable Care Act."
  • Jindal: GOP needs ‘Obamacare’ alternative

    04/02/2014 10:39:04 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 2, 2014 11:41 AM EDT | Ken Thomas
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is offering an alternative to President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, saying states should play a greater role in containing health care costs. […] Jindal’s plan would create a $100 billion grant program that states could access if they create insurance reforms to control costs. To participate, states would need to guarantee access to people with pre-existing conditions, a key part of Obamacare. …