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  • Health insurers drop coverage for children ahead of new rules

    09/20/2010 6:43:09 PM PDT · by blueyon · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/20/10 | Julian Pecquet
    Health plans in at least four states have announced they're dropping children's coverage just days ahead of new rules created by the healthcare reform law, according to the liberal grassroots group Health Care for America Now (HCAN). The new healthcare law forbids insurers from turning down children with pre-existing conditions starting Thursday, one of several reforms Democrats are eager to highlight this week as they try to build support for the law ahead of the mid-term elections. But news of insurers dropping their plans as a result of the new law has thrown a damper on that strategy and prompted...
  • The Short Memory of Rick Sanchez and His Tea Party Coverage

    03/10/2010 12:16:23 PM PST · by 198ml · 2 replies · 378+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 03/10/10 | Anthony Kang
    In an event most likely coordinated with help from the White House, more than 1,000 protesters supporting Obama's radical health care agenda demonstrated in D.C. on March 9, going so far as to attempt a citizen-arrests of health insurance executives holding a conference at a hotel in Dupont Circle. Covering the story on "Rick's List," CNN's Rick "Down the Middle" Sanchez assured viewers he would "continue to follow this ... and in many ways treat this the same way we treated some of the tea party manifestations. Folks get together, we want to let you know who they are, what...
  • No Justice For Kenneth Gladney

    12/01/2009 5:42:06 PM PST · by raptor22 · 16 replies · 1,337+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 1, 2009 | IBD editorial staff
    Union Violence: An African-American is beaten up at a political rally by thugs shouting racial epithets, and after three months his assailants are charged with the moral equivalent of jaywalking. Why wasn't it a hate crime? The beating of Kenneth Gladney by people wearing the purple shirts of the Service Employees International Union outside a Missouri health care town hall meeting three months ago met all the classic definitions of a hate crime. Time was, the beating of a black man outside a protest rally, and the arrest and prosecution of the perpetrators, would be headline news. Gladney was working...
  • Minnesota union organizations plan insurance protest Tuesday

    10/19/2009 8:10:40 AM PDT · by Minnesocold · 2 replies · 406+ views
    LookTrueNorth ^ | 10-19-2009 | Lassie
    Is this a sign of desperation? Many unions are joining Team Obama with a health care rally and direct action against insurance companies Tuesday. Received in an email today from Take Action Minnesota: Join us (and others across the nation) for Tuesday’s ‘Time to Deliver’ Day of Action.  On Tuesday morning will we go straight to the insurance industry to let them we intend to stand up for reform.   WHAT: Time to Deliver: Insurance Action WHEN: Tuesday, October 20th from 9am to Noon WHERE: Minneapolis United Labor Center*, 312 Central Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414 (corner of Central Ave. and...
  • Health care protest targets insurer UnitedHealth

    10/06/2009 7:39:33 AM PDT · by mills044 · 19 replies · 1,389+ views
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | 10/5/09 | WARREN WOLFE
    Six demonstrators were arrested Monday morning at UnitedHealth Group's corporate headquarters in Minnetonka after they blocked the doors and refused to leave during a protest over health care reform. About 110 protesters sang and spoke about the need to change the way health care is organized and financed in the United States, and said that insurers such as UnitedHealth are making people sicker because the system doesn't offer proper coverage for many patients. They cited what they said is UnitedHealth's practice of "denying care and claims in order to generate record profits." The demonstration was organized by a group called...
  • Soros: Obama's Puppeteer (Part 1 - 3)

    10/05/2009 9:08:44 AM PDT · by Kimberly GG · 5 replies · 729+ views
    Hubpages ^ | unknown | "jiberish"
    The Man Behind the Curtain and his Drones. ...."In a November 2008 in and interview with Spiegel, Soros made some comments that accurately outlined precisely the course that President Obama's administration would eventually pursue in 2009: "I think we need a large stimulus package which will provide funds for state and local government to maintain their budgets -- because they are not allowed by the constitution to run a deficit. For such a program to be successful, the federal government would need to provide hundreds of billions of dollars. In addition, another infrastructure program is necessary. In total, the cost...
  • Socialist groups mount final push for government takeover of health care

    09/28/2009 5:18:32 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 18 replies · 1,064+ views
    AIPNews.com ^ | September 28, 2009 | Staff
    HCAN is the conglomeration of a huge number of hard left socialist organizations that are working night and day to destroy liberty and limited government in this country. They are in the stretch run of their effort to inflict government-run socialized "health care" on America. Here is an example of the emails they're sending out this morning:Dear xxxxxx, In his recent address to Congress, [Alleged] President Obama issued a clarion call for reforms that will guarantee all Americans good, affordable coverage and reaffirmed his support for the Health Care for America Now (HCAN) principles that are essential to achieving his...
  • HCAN billboard targeting Blue Cross

    09/27/2009 8:32:54 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 3 replies · 383+ views
    September 2009
    "Healthcare Reform" is not to improve the healthcare system. It's about putting insurance companies out of business, forcing us to accept government health coverage, and thus being at the mercy of politicians. Here is a billboard on Interstate 95 in Wilmington, Delaware by "Health Care for America NOW!", a left wing organization on par with ACORN that is funded by Drummond Pike.
  • Walked by a Healthcare for America Now rally in SF (Paid moobat alert)

    09/22/2009 1:35:07 PM PDT · by wac3rd · 19 replies · 847+ views
    Vanity ^ | September 22, 2009 | Vanite, vanite', vanitee'
    I walked by a bunch of Liberals today in San Francsico who work for Healthcare for America Now who were also pushing Gavin Newsom for Governor of CA. The keep parroting the Democratic party line of "big insurance" keeps us all from free healthcare...greedy CEOs... Who funds these people? Has anyone heard of them?
  • Health Reformers Targeting 'Enemies'

    09/22/2009 11:30:25 AM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 17 replies · 1,114+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 9/22/2009 | S A Miller
    The plan for a series of grass-roots demonstrations Tuesday to promote President Obama's health care agenda calls for tightly scripted events and an "escalation" of efforts against "enemies" of reform. Organizers insist there is no comparison to rowdy summer town hall meetings and recent "tea party" protests that have challenged White House policies. But Health Care for America Now (HCAN), which is backed by a coalition of labor unions and liberal groups including ACORN and MoveOn.org, organized the protests to target insurance companies and drafted the plan, which describes the demonstrations as part of its "insurance enemies project." The document,...
  • Health reformers targeting 'enemies'- Protest events tightly scripted (ACORN will be there!)

    09/19/2009 12:17:31 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies · 3,631+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | September 19, 2009 | S.A. Miller
    The plan for a series of grass-roots demonstrations Tuesday to promote President Obama's health care agenda calls for tightly scripted events and an "escalation" of efforts against "enemies" of reform. Organizers insist there is no comparison to rowdy summer town hall meetings and recent "tea party" protests that have challenged White House policies. But Health Care for America Now (HCAN), which is backed by a coalition of labor unions and liberal groups including ACORN and MoveOn.org, organized the protests to target insurance companies and drafted the plan, which describes the demonstrations as part of its "insurance enemies project." The document,...
  • Soros Care

    09/06/2009 6:35:07 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 39 replies · 1,837+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 8-16-09 | Ben Johnson
    A rising chorus of discontent more a citizens uprising shows Middle Americas deep suspicion of President Obamas health care reform proposal. Average citizens have voiced their disapproval at townhall meetings hosted by Sen. Arlen Specter and HHS Director Kathleen Sebelius, Rep. Lloyd Doggett, Rep. Tim Bishop, and staffers of Sen. Claire McCaskill. In a burst of passion-envy, Chris Matthews asked on Monday nights Hardball, Where the Hell are the people who want health care, the poor people out therethe union people? Where are they? I havent seen one placard, let alone one protest demonstration, for health care. In...
  • AARP Doesnt Deliver

    09/03/2009 7:12:10 AM PDT · by 2nd amendment mama · 35 replies · 2,061+ views
    HumanEvents.com ^ | 9/3/2009 | Connie Hair
    Last night, Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) held a private health care “briefing” for members of the Heritage Hunt Golf & Country Club in Gainesville, VA, a higher-end active retirement community. The AARP participated on the “briefing” panel.  This meeting was not open to the general public, but we were there. Connolly is a first term Democrat in a district -- as one staffer at the event described it -- as sixty percent registered Republican. Gauging the level of questioning and the negative reaction of these seniors to the regurgitation of Democrat talking points at the event, these seniors have been...
  • Skeptics Surprise in Skokie

    09/02/2009 3:17:38 AM PDT · by Scanian · 4 replies · 1,111+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | September 02, 2009 | Joel B. Pollak
    If Rep. Jan Schakowsky hoped to use Monday night's town hall meeting as a pep rally for the "public option," she failed. It wasn't for lack of trying. Her staff arrived more than three hours before the event, with boxes of literature and a marked-up version of H.R. 3200 for their boss to use as a prop during the meeting. The HCAN crowd arrived soon afterwards with their manufactured signs and rolls of stickers. As the line grew outside the high school, HCAN organizers began handing out signs to sneak into the auditorium, and instructing supporters to block opposing views...
  • Some Thoughts After the Schakowski Town Hall

    09/01/2009 7:55:45 AM PDT · by fiscon1 · 371+ views
    The Provocateur ^ | 09/01/2009 | Mike Volpe
    In a word, it was exhilarating. Hot Air has video of HCAN folks being told how to disrupt this particular rally. There were hundreds of folks from HCAN. Some had yellow and others had the more traditional blue signs. There was one woman holding up a yellow sign that kept mumbling something about "getting the numbers" and so she, who was white, was a definite candidate for a plant. There was also an individual in a two piece suit who appeared to be a union organizer. That was an assertion he didn't deny when I repeatedly called him on it.
  • Video: HCAN instructing people how to disrupt meetings

    09/01/2009 6:39:47 AM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 19 replies · 1,358+ views
    Hot Air ^ | September 1, 2009 | Ed Morrissey
    This will not shock too many people who have followed the antics of counter-demonstrators at Congressional town-hall meetings. Its the same strategy employed at the Tucson tea-party meeting, without the thrown elbows; maybe theyre just implied. In this video taken just before a town-hall meeting held yesterday by single-payer advocate Rep. Jan Schakowsy (D-IL), a Health Care for America Now (HCAN) organizer instructs his troops on how to disrupt and shout down others so that they take their cookies and go to bed (via HA reader Joel P):
  • Steve Crowder gets a Job! - You Won't Believe How Much A Lib Activist Gets Paid

    08/30/2009 2:41:12 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 8 replies · 934+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-30-09 | Skye
    A few weeks ago I posted the above photo on Flickr. It was taken at a recent healthcare forum in Philly and I titled it: "A Paid Protester - Note Who Sponsored the Sign". The title ruffled the feathers of a Philly photographer who left a series of comments on my Flickr account trying to disclaim the idea of a paid protester. When I steered him back to common sense with my replies, he lamely tried to paint my Sheepdogs as paid hacks. If I had a dime for every time that false accusation was laid down, I would...
  • Democrats planning 1,000 health care reform events

    08/25/2009 8:00:27 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 59 replies · 1,505+ views
    Democrats planning 1,000 health care reform events Posted: August 25th, 2009 10:18 AM ET WASHINGTON (CNN) - A Democratic official says the national party will hold more than 1,000 events over the next two weeks in its latest attempt to pressure Congress to embrace President Obama's call for health care reform. Organizing for America, Obama's campaign operation now housed at the Democratic National Committee, is coordinating the "Health Insurance Reform Now: Let's Get it Done" events that are scheduled to kick off on Wednesday. Health Care for America Now, an umbrella organization of unions and other progressive groups, will be...
  • FROM ACORN --- Urgent: Health care reform is under attack

    08/19/2009 7:41:40 AM PDT · by Pantera · 49 replies · 3,056+ views
    Acorn Newsletter | 8-19-09 | Acorn Chief Organizer
    Health care reform is under attack.Send a message to Congress now. Tell Congress to support health care reform that includes a public option! Click here. Dear Supporter, It's time for urgent action. Health care reform is under attack, and every single one of us needs to respond right now. Tell Congress that you support health care reform that includes a public option. Last time, they tried to get to Barack Obama by spreading lies about ACORN. Now, they're using the same cowardly strategy and scare tactics to stop health care reform. Worst of all, it's starting to work --...
  • George Soros Pledges $5 Million To Bankroll Health Care Reform Push, Group Says

    08/11/2009 6:18:31 PM PDT · by Sammy67 · 12 replies · 1,133+ views
    ThePlumLine ^ | 8/11/09 | By Greg Sargent
    In another sign of the urgency gripping the pro-health care reform camp, billionaire George Soros has pledged to sink $5 million into the fight, the group getting the money confirmed. Soros whose operation carefully guards the privacy of such donations made the pledge to Health Care For America Now, the leading coalition of pro-reform groups, unions and providers, HCAN chief Richard Kirsch confirmed in an email that was forwarded to me. Kirsch was asked by a prominent liberal blogger to comment for a post on Soros $5 million pledge, which the blogger had heard about. Thanks for the...
  • Fight Back Against the Right

    08/10/2009 8:34:44 PM PDT · by VinceASA · 94 replies · 3,173+ views
    Health Care for America Now ^ | 8/10/2009 | Health Care for America Now
    We are closer to passing health care reform than we've ever been in the history of this country, and the opposition knows it. The small, lobbyist-funded right-wing is trying to scare Members of Congress and the American public away from supporting health care reform. We can't let fear win - America has been at the mercy of the insurance industry from too long. We need health care reform now, and we can't wait any longer. You can help fight back against these right-wing disrupters. Follow the steps below to attend events in your area and get trained on how to...
  • Obama Connected Group Calls for Brownshirt Tactics Against Healthcare Opponents

    08/10/2009 8:01:03 PM PDT · by upchuck · 32 replies · 1,495+ views
    Blacklisted News ^ | August 7, 2009 | Kurt Nimmo
    An organization supported by Obama, Biden and 190 members of Congress, Health Care for America Now, instructs Democrats to confiscate signs and leaflets brought to Obamacare events by “rightwing extremists,” that is to say Americans opposed to totalitarian health care. “The best way to do this is to make a blanket rule that no one can bring signs or leaflets and to advertise this fact as you do turn out in the weeks preceding the event. You can distribute your own signs in the event and offer them one as they enter if you choose to allow them to enter,”...
  • Soros Pledges $5 Million for Obama Healtcare Marketing Push

    08/10/2009 5:58:52 PM PDT · by FromLori · 21 replies · 1,196+ views
    Economic Policy Journal ^ | 8/10/09 | Robert Wenzel
    Oligarch George Soros is sending a $5 million check to Health Care For America Now, the leading coalition of pro-reform groups, unions and providers, reports Greg Sargent. Among the 21 members of HCAN's steering committee are ACORN, MoveOn.org, the Center for American Progress and the Campaign for Americas Future (CAF). CAF is another institution that has received funding from Soros and the Rockefeller Family Fund. (The Rockefellers have always been major investors in the pharmaceutical industry, and have always been instrumental in directing legislation in a direction that benefits there pharma investments.) CAF also pushes for national health care as...
  • Facts Are Stubborn Things [flag@whitehouse.gov]

    08/04/2009 3:45:39 PM PDT · by Cindy · 554 replies · 8,546+ views
    WHITEHOUSE.gov ^ | 6:55 AM | Posted by Macon Phillips
    THE BRIEFING ROOM THE BLOG THE BLOG TUESDAY, AUGUST 4TH, 2009 AT 6:55 AM Facts Are Stubborn Things Posted by Macon Phillips Opponents of health insurance reform may find the truth a little inconvenient, but as our second president famously said, "facts are stubborn things." Scary chain emails and videos are starting to percolate on the internet, breathlessly claiming, for example, to "uncover" the truth about the Presidents health insurance reform positions. In this video, Linda Douglass, the communications director for the White Houses Health Reform Office, addresses one example that makes it look like the President intends to...
  • Obama Health Control on 'The Awakening' 9-11pm ET (Mark S. McGrew, James Simpson, MammaE, Tallulah)

    08/10/2009 2:16:33 PM PDT · by unspun · 9 replies · 1,195+ views
    Investigating Obama, Sentinel Radio ^ | 8-9-2009 | Arlen Williams
    Discussion not heard over mainstream mediaGuests: Mark S. McGrew, MommaE, James Simpson & Tallulah Starr, on: Obama's "Healthcare" Strategy & Tactics - effectively administrative euthanasia, via the rationing of medical services? Phil Berg v. Orly Tatiz updateJames Simpson will be attending a Town Hall Meeting tonight and bringing us the latest news during the second hourThis is Your Life, Barack Obama, Part 3 - Barry, what are you doing to America? Agent provocateur? Marxist Messiah? Soros Sycophant? Fascist New World Order puppet? Here to reign, or just to destroy?Click to listen on Sentinel Radio's blogtalkradio page for tonight's "The Awakening,...
  • The Most Comprehensive AstroTurf list

    08/08/2009 8:49:12 AM PDT · by callisto · 22 replies · 1,421+ views
    HCAN . . .Who We Are ^ | Updated July 31, 2009 | HCAN
    A comprehensive list of National, Regional, State Based, and Local Organizations promoting Obamacare at link http://healthcareforamericanow.org/site/content/who_we_are/
  • Geezers With Pitchforks Vs. The AARP

    08/07/2009 6:08:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 86 replies · 3,707+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 7, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    IBD Exclusive Series: Government-Run Healthcare: A Prescription For Failure Discourse: At a town hall last week in Dallas, an elderly "mob" with "manufactured" outrage questioned AARP's support for nationalized health care, asking: "Do you work for us or do we work for you?"There were no swastika-wearing grannies at Tuesday's meeting, as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi might claim. Nor were they "taking their cues from talk show hosts, Internet rumor-mongers . . . and insurance rackets," as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has said. But they were mad as hell at the perception that AARP was selling them out in the...
  • HCAN Playbook For Thwarting Town Hall Protesters

    08/07/2009 10:33:56 AM PDT · by foxfield · 6 replies · 778+ views
    TPM Media ^ | Aug 4, 2009 | Health Care for America Now (HCAN)
    This is a memo to HCAN field workers that provides guidance on strategies and tactics for dealing with "right-wing attacks". Really good insight and preparation for what you should to expect when you show up for a town hall meeting or tea party.
  • DNC: GOP 'inciting angry mobs' of 'rabid right wing extremists'

    08/04/2009 4:46:07 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 164 replies · 3,842+ views
    DNC: GOP 'inciting angry mobs' of 'rabid right wing extremists' @ 4:13 pm by Michael O'Brien The Democratic National Committee (DNC) accused Republicans of fueling "mob rule" by way of encouraging conservative protesters of Democratic lawmakers and the Obama administration across the country. DNC spokesman Brad Woodhouse brought out the heavy artillery in a lengthy statement issued late Tuesday blasting the GOP and enablers in interest groups for spurring the protests. "The Republicans and their allied groups desperate after losing two consecutive elections and every major policy fight on Capitol Hill are inciting angry mobs of a small...
  • Liberals Fear Losing Public-Plan Option

    07/29/2009 12:07:11 PM PDT · by FromLori · 54 replies · 1,572+ views
    WSJ ^ | 7/29/09
    Liberals who see the effort to overhaul health care as a once-in-a-generation opportunity are growing anxious that a final deal -- and a Democratic president they backed -- will negotiate away their top priority: a public plan to compete with private insurers. Some Democrats are threatening to oppose any bill that excludes this option, and sympathetic outside groups are pressuring wavering lawmakers. Health Care for America Now, a liberal group, and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees spent $800,000 on television ads targeting moderate Democrats, citing their opposition to a public option. Meanwhile, MoveOn.org announced a series...
  • How George Soros Created Obama's Health-Care Coalition

    07/02/2009 5:10:16 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 35 replies · 1,362+ views
    blog.nj.com ^ | June 23, 2009 | blog.nj.com
    The following is a news item pulled from the website of LaRouchepac.com June 23, 2009 (LPAC)--Health Care for America Now (HCAN), endorsed by President Obama as the coalition pushing his health-care (euthanasia) reform, is a project of billionaire British-agent speculator George Soros, his Tides Foundation, and the Saul Alinsky counter-insurgency networks Soros used to ramp up the Obama Presidential candidacy. Though labor unionists will come into Washington on June 25 to rally and lobby for the Obama "reform," the HCAN organization sponsoring the D.C. events explicitly opposes the single-payer health-care plan favored by labor and by most Americans. The group...
  • Michelle Malkin: Behind the scene... Who is funding the Obamacare campaign?

    06/26/2009 11:54:19 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 14 replies · 2,318+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Saturday, June 27, 2009 | Michelle Malkin
    If you believe the White House, there are 30 million Americans who support a government health care takeover. But if you look at the funding behind the Obamacare campaign, it's the same few leftist billionaires, union bosses and partisan community organizers pushing the socialized medicine agenda. Let's connect the dots. On Thursday, a national grass-roots coalition called Health Care for America Now (HCAN) marched on Capitol Hill to demand universal health care. The ground troops didn't have to march very far. HCAN, you see, is no heartland network. It is headquartered at 1825 K St. NW in Washington - smack...
  • Who's Funding the Obamacare Campaign?

    06/24/2009 1:30:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies · 669+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | June 24, 2009 | Michelle Malkin
    If you believe the White House, there are 30 million Americans who support a government health care takeover. But if you look at the funding behind the Obamacare campaign, it's the same few leftist billionaires, union bosses and partisan community organizers pushing the socialized medicine agenda. Let's connect the dots. On Thursday, a national "grassroots" coalition called Health Care for America Now (HCAN) will march on Capitol Hill to demand universal health care. The ground troops won't have to march very far. HCAN, you see, is no heartland network. It is headquartered at 1825 K Street in Washington, D.C. --...