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  • Justices Ponder Striking Down Entire Obamacare Package

    03/28/2012 2:35:59 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 17 replies
    http://www.newmax.com ^ | March 2012 | Newsman Wires
    The Supreme Court's conservative justices are hinting that they might have to strike down Obamacare entirely because declaring the individual mandate unconstitutional would require nullifying the entire law. “The court's conservatives said the law was passed as a package and must fall as a package,” the Los Angeles Times reported. Although the court is expected to rule by late June on the fate of the President Obama’s signature legislation, Justice Antonin Scalia hinted that the decision might be a fait accompli even at this point. "One way or another, Congress will have to revisit it in toto," the Times quoted...
  • End Obamacare, don't mend it

    03/17/2012 2:18:52 PM PDT · by trappedincanuckistan · 15 replies · 2+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | March 16, 2012 | Steve King, Jim DeMint
    Every election, voters are told that this election is the most important of our lifetimes. In most elections, it’s not really true. In 2012, though, it probably is true, for one reason: Obamacare. Two years after a Democratic Congress and President Obama foisted onto the American people an unpopular trillion-dollar takeover of American health care, we know that Obamacare is, in fact, even more unpopular than before and that it will cost almost $2 trillion. The American people were told Obamacare would reduce health care costs, but premiums already are jumping. The American people were told they could keep their...
  • Pap smears? Mammograms? Prostate exams? Not under Obamacare

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

    03/16/2012 2:23:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies · 2+ views
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 16,2012 | Rush Limbaugh.com
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: We have a budget deficit that's $3.5 trillion higher than anybody thought. We have health care twice as expensive. And now, "As many as 20 million Americans could lose their employer-provided coverage because of Obama's health care reform law." You're not going to be able to keep your doctor, despite Obama saying you could. You're not going to be able to keep your plan, despite Obama saying you could. And now 20 million Americans are going to lose their employer-provided coverage. If I may say so, folks, this is not news to me. If I wanted, I'd...
  • Supreme Court says no TV cameras at health care arguments

    03/16/2012 11:03:17 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 16, 2012
    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court rejected requests from news organizations Friday for live, televised coverage of this month's historic arguments on President Obama's health care overhaul, but agreed to release audio recordings of the proceedings on the same day. The court will post audio files and transcripts on its website within two hours of the end of the proceedings on each of the three days set aside for argument, March 26-28.
  • NPR Spins ObamaCare's All-Time Unpopularity as Merely a 'Blip'

    11/30/2011 4:51:18 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Newsbusers ^ | 11/30/11 | Matthew Balan
    On Wednesday, NPR's resident ObamaCare booster Jule Rovner spotlighted the left-leaning Kaiser Family Foundation's latest tracking poll on the law. Rovner indicated that 51% unpopularity for the legislation in October was merely a "blip," and played up how "the public is still confused about what the law does and does not do, more than 18 months after its passage." The journalist led her November 30 item for NPR's "Shots" blog, "Health Law's Popularity Rises...Ever So Slightly," with her "blip" label. After briefly noting that "the federal Affordable Care Act still remains slightly more unpopular 44 percent) than popular (37 percent),"...
  • The Times Slimes Clarence Thomas

    06/21/2011 4:53:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 21, 2011 | Staff
    Health Reform: Picking up the baton from the disgraced Anthony Wiener, the New York Times slanders Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, hoping to keep him from voting on the constitutionality of ObamaCare. According to the Times, Justice Thomas should not sit in on any case involving ObamaCare because, well, he's conservative and has rich conservative friends, and maybe he shouldn't be sitting on the high court at all. The June 18 article by Mike McIntire doesn't mention ObamaCare, but it doesn't have to. It's yet another salvo in the left's campaign against Thomas that in February saw 74 House Democrats,...
  • $100 million in Affordable Care Act grants to help create healthier U.S. communities

    05/14/2011 3:34:17 PM PDT · by FourPeas · 18 replies
    HHS Website ^ | 13 May 2011
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 13, 2011 Contact: HHS Press Office (202) 690-6343 $100 million in Affordable Care Act grants to help create healthier U.S. communities Prevention grants to focus on improving health, which can lower costs The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced today the availability of over $100 million in funding for up to 75 Community Transformation Grants. Created by the Affordable Care Act, these grants are aimed at helping communities implement projects proven to reduce chronic diseases – such as diabetes and heart disease. By promoting healthy lifestyles and communities, especially among population groups experiencing the...
  • House begins probe into 222 waivers for ObamaCare

    01/22/2011 8:37:10 AM PST · by matt1234 · 33 replies · 1+ views
    Hot Air ^ | January 20, 2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Fred Upton proves himself to be a multitasker this week. Earlier today, I wrote about his plan to fight the EPA on the expansion of climate-change regulation, and now Upton has his eyes trained on Health and Human Services. Upton and one of the chairs of his Energy and Commerce subcommittees have launched a probe into the 222 waivers granted by the Obama administration from ObamaCare insurance coverage mandates: One day after the House voted to repeal Obamacare, some lawmakers are turning their attention toward the bureaucracy created by the bill. Reps. Fred Upton, chairman of the Energy and Commerce...
  • Killing ObamaCare

    01/04/2011 5:01:29 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | January 4, 2011 | Staff
    Health Reform: A date's been set for the attempted repeal of the greatest federal control of our lives, and even our deaths, perhaps ever. Senate Democrats say over their dead political bodies. Game on. You could call this GOP Congress a death panel for Obama-Care itself. The decision to pull the political plug has been made and the date is set. The text of the repeal bill is already online, at rules-republicans.house.gov. Putting key bills online before they were voted on is something President Obama and the Democrats promised but never did. The attempt may be futile — the Democrats...
  • New Poll Sheds Light on Arkansas Voters [Obamacare takes its toll]

    10/27/2010 6:43:19 PM PDT · by FourPeas · 5 replies
    KFSM ^ | 27 Oct 2010 | Kumasi Aaron
    According to the new Arkansas Poll, voters will choose Republican John Boozman over Democrat Blanche Lincoln. But the report also sheds some light on the issues Arkansans will consider as they cast their ballots. The poll showed that one of the main issues in this election is health care, and it revealed a big shift in how people felt about it 6 years ago, and they feel about it today. In 2004 the Arkansas Poll asked voters how they felt about a plan to provide health insurance for those who didn't have it, these were the results. “80% of our...
  • Are Amish and Muslims exempt from Obamacare mandates?

    09/11/2010 11:48:57 AM PDT · by Undocumented_capitalist · 22 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 09/11/2010 | Drew Zahn
    The recent health-care reform legislation carries a controversial mandate that all Americans obtain health insurance, but careful study of the passed law reveals there are some groups – the Amish, for example – that can obtain an exemption. For devout Muslims, however, whose religious beliefs forbid purchasing insurance...
  • Those “Medicare Trustees” (Mostly Obama's Cabinet People)

    08/09/2010 8:44:08 PM PDT · by goods · 6 replies
    www.yossigestetner.com ^ | 8/9/2010 | Yossi Gestetner
    When people read words such as “Congressional Budget Office,” or “Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS),” they assume that these are agencies in Washington run by people who have nothing with partisan politics. Therefore, it was welcome news that “the Trustees of the CMS reported that Medicare got twelve more years of life due to Health Care Reform (HCR).” Few however know that the following people are The Trustees: •Timothy F. Geithner, Secretary of the Treasury •Hilda L. Solis, Secretary of Labor •Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services •Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security •Donald M....
  • Those “Medicare Trustees” (Mostly Obama's Cabinet People)

    08/09/2010 8:44:07 PM PDT · by goods · 1 replies
    www.yossigestetner.com ^ | 8/9/2010 | Yossi Gestetner
    When people read words such as “Congressional Budget Office,” or “Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS),” they assume that these are agencies in Washington run by people who have nothing with partisan politics. Therefore, it was welcome news that “the Trustees of the CMS reported that Medicare got twelve more years of life due to Health Care Reform (HCR).” Few however know that the following people are The Trustees: •Timothy F. Geithner, Secretary of the Treasury •Hilda L. Solis, Secretary of Labor •Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services •Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security •Donald M....
  • Girl texted pics of herself

    07/30/2010 12:54:21 PM PDT · by frithguild · 34 replies · 2+ views
    The Sun - UK ^ | July 30, 2010 | STAFF REPORTER
    A DESPERATE woman texted photos of herself slowly DYING to her mum as she lay suffering on a hospital bed - being ignored by NHS doctors. Tragic Jo Dowling, 25, sent over forty messages to her mother and best friend including pictures of a deadly rash spreading across her body as her life ebbed away. The pretty youngster was diagnosed by her family GP with suspected Meningococcal Septicaemia after developing a purple skin rash and low blood pressure last November. She was rushed to Milton Keynes Hospital where A&E doctors rejected the diagnosis believing instead her illness was a mild...
  • Kathy Myers Shot Herself to Get Medical Care (VIDEO)

    06/16/2010 7:44:21 PM PDT · by Gondring · 131 replies · 2,031+ views
    CBS News ^ | June 14, 2010 | Aina Hunter
    Uninsured, Unemployed, and Out of Luck, Mich. Woman, Saw Desperate Step as Only Way to Get Help for Shoulder Injury (AP/CBS) Uninsured and too broke to pay for medical care to treat her painful shoulder injury, a Niles, Mich., woman shot herself in the same shoulder and went to the E.R. in hopes of obtaining free medical care. By law, hospitals must treat emergency patients even if they don't have insurance. Kathy Myers' troubles started when her 80-lb Golden Lab yanked on his leash during a skirmish with her Chihuahuas. The big dog yanked Myer's shoulder as well, injuring her...
  • Big firms find ending health insurance and paying fines may be cheaper.

    05/08/2010 6:51:55 AM PDT · by Til I am the last man standing · 24 replies · 796+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 5-8-10 | Victor Godinez
    AT&T paid about $2.4 billion last year to cover medical costs of its 283,000 active workers, according to one document. If the company were to push all those workers onto subsidized exchanges, AT&T estimated, it would only have to pay an annual penalty of $600 million, or $2,000 a worker.
  • State Senator Benton hits Senator Patty Murray with Viagra video ("Viagra for Sex Offenders")

    04/21/2010 8:12:18 PM PDT · by Stoat · 12 replies · 624+ views
    My Northwest / The David Boze Show ^ | April 21, 2010 | Don Benton / David Boze
    State Senator Benton hits Senator Patty Murray with Viagra video I first saw this on the fan-created David Boze Show Facebook Fan club. It's a creative and funny hit piece on Murray's Obamacare vote. I think it could be even better if it was cut down to about a minute, but it did make me laugh more than once.
  • New York Offers Costly Lessons on Insurance

    04/18/2010 3:16:48 PM PDT · by goods · 7 replies · 331+ views
    New Yort Times ^ | 4/17/2010 | By ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS
    New York’s insurance system has been a working laboratory for the core provision of the new federal health care law — insurance even for those who are already sick and facing huge medical bills — and an expensive lesson in unplanned consequences. Premiums for individual and small group policies have risen so high that state officials and patients’ advocates say that New York’s extensive insurance safety net for people like Ms. Welles is falling apart. At the same time, New York has the highest average annual premiums for individual policies:
  • President Obama Says the "Country was Going to Go Bankrupt" without ObamaCare - Video

    04/02/2010 3:04:23 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 19 replies · 336+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | April 2, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of President Obama saying in an interview that the United States "was going to go bankrupt" if he did not pass Health Care Reform. He is actually trying pass ObamaCare off as the answer to our nation's debt problem! No thinking person really believes that the creation of a massive new government system is actually going to save money in the long run! ObamaCare will increase our debt.