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  • Justices Ponder Striking Down Entire Obamacare Package

    03/28/2012 2:35:59 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 17 replies ^ | 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 ^ | March 16,2012 | Rush
    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 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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.
  • ‘Capitol Hill Conspiracy’: Filmmaker Dissects ‘Agitprop’ of Congressman’s ‘Spitting’ Incident

    03/31/2010 10:25:31 PM PDT · by icwhatudo · 8 replies · 968+ views
    Jack Cashill: The early Soviets coined the word “agitprop” as a blend between the Russian agitatsiya (agitation) and “propaganda.” Although the Soviet Union may have passed away, its communication techniques are alive and well, nowhere more demonstrably than in the media firestorm ignited on March 20 at the nation’s Capitol.
  • Heritage President Ed Feulner Responds to President Obama’s Claims

    03/30/2010 9:11:58 AM PDT · by Stoat · 41 replies · 1,670+ views
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | March 31, 2010 | Ed Feulner
    President Obama this morning cited The Heritage Foundation’s research in an attempt to sell his health care package as a “middle of the road, centrist approach.” We take great exception to this misuse of our work and abuse of our name. This is but the latest act in a campaign to sell this big-government program as a moderate law that incorporates conservative ideas. Americans should not be fooled. Let’s be very clear: We oppose this new law because it is a radical new intrusion into the daily lives of all Americans and a massive takeover of one-sixth of the...
  • Sharpton Says Tea Party Racism Charge Is True

    03/30/2010 7:48:08 AM PDT · by AIM Freeper · 39 replies · 894+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | March 30, 2010 | Don Irvine
    The Rev. Al Sharpton, no stranger to controversy, told Bill O'Reilly that he has seen the tape of Tea Party protesters using the N-word at their rally before the health care vote. (follow link for video clip of interview) Sharpton must have some great connections because up to now there hasn't been a shred of evidence to back up the charges and if a tape did indeed exist it would have been on the internet in a nanosecond. Instead conservatives are still left to defend the charges despite the lack of any video evidence a full ten days after the...
  • Mitt Romney for Health Czar

    03/29/2010 5:15:49 PM PDT · by rae4palin · 22 replies · 357+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 3/29/10 | rae4palin
    Why the former Massachusetts governor should run health care reform. As I see it, there are three principal requirements for the job. The first is experience in management, business, and organization: maybe someone who's worked as a management consultant, an entrepreneur, and an executive in both the public and private sectors. The second is the ability and capacity to commit: someone who isn't likely to have any pressing obligations for the next several years, and who has enough cash that he or she doesn't need a large private-sector salary. Third is relevant experience in implementing a large-scale health-care reform program,...
  • Democrats: Why Do You Hate Our Children?

    03/25/2010 10:38:45 AM PDT · by brothers4thID · 13 replies · 413+ views
    Scarlett Says blog ^ | March 25, 2010 | Scarlett
    I have a proposed campaign slogan for opponents of the health care reform travesty: Why do Democrats Hate Our Children?
  • Patty Murray (D-WA) Votes To Allow Convicted Sex Offenders To Receive Taxpayer-Funded Viagra

    03/25/2010 8:21:26 AM PDT · by Stoat · 44 replies · 1,392+ views
    Patty Murray Votes To Allow Convicted Sex Offenders To Receive Taxpayer-Funded Viagra   Wednesday, March 24, 2010 @ 09:03 PM Highlighting her left-wing agenda and the extreme lengths to which Democrats are going to preserve their massive government-run health care bill, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) voted today to block an amendment that would have prohibited health care plans administered by the federal government from covering erectile dysfunction drugs for individuals convicted of child molestation, rape, or other forms of sexual assault.The amendment, which was offered by U.S. Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK), was defeated by Murray and her Democrat Senate...
  • Your morning jolt: ‘I might not agree with repeal and start over’ on health care, says Phil Gingrey

    03/24/2010 6:53:08 AM PDT · by The Hound Passer · 78 replies · 1,355+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | March 24, 2010 | Jim Galloway
    Political Insider Your morning jolt: ‘I might not agree with repeal and start over’ on health care, says Phil Gingrey 9:02 am March 24, 2010, by Jim Galloway At least a few Republicans have begun parsing what they mean when they call for the repeal of the new health care law. On Tuesday, in a CNN interview, U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Marietta) admitted there were portions of the legislation he likes – including the provision that would allow parents to carry their offspring on their insurance until age 26. Said Gingrey: “When we say start over, we don’t mean throw...
  • Pre-Existing Condition Children CAN be Turned Away!

    03/24/2010 12:51:44 AM PDT · by goods · 9 replies · 768+ views ^ | 3/24/2010 | Yossi Gestetner
    In a list of Top Ten immediate benefits You Will Get from Health Care Reform, written by Congressman John Larson, Chairman of the Democratic Caucus in the House, it is reported that the law “Prohibits pre-existing condition exclusions for children in all new plans.” Feels Good. Right? Well, Wrong! Just as with adults, Health Insurers are exempt from covering pre-existing cases until 2014! The only difference between adults and children is, that in a few months from now if a child already has a policy or if the child gets now a new policy, a firm cannot exclude payment to...
  • The Bishops, Not Stupak, Are the Problem

    03/23/2010 12:03:34 PM PDT · by AIM Freeper · 14 replies · 657+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | March 22, 2010 | Cliff Kincaid
    Last November we noted that, through the Stupak amendment, the Catholic Bishops guaranteed passage of Obamacare through the House of Representatives. The Bishops put on a big show this time around, saying that they were opposed to the House passing the Senate health care bill without similar Stupak language. In the end, Stupak, a "pro-life Catholic Democrat," made a deal, once again guaranteeing passage of the bill in the House. It's difficult to believe the Bishops were not in on it. This is because, as we also revealed in late January, a personal representative of the Bishops explained during a...
  • Virginia Attorney General files complaint against Health Care Reform Act in Richmond

    03/23/2010 10:57:25 AM PDT · by Credo · 131 replies · 5,185+ views
    Office of the Attorney General ^ | 3/23/10 | Attorney General of Virginia
    3/23/10 Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief filed today in the case of Commonwealth v. Kathleen Sebelius
  • Biden to Obama at Health Care Signing: 'This is a Big F****** Deal'

    03/23/2010 9:12:57 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 138 replies · 7,036+ views
    YouTube ^ | 3-23-10
    Biden to Obama ...
  • I aim to misbehave 720p HD (Serenity Trailer opening sequence.)

    03/22/2010 8:13:14 PM PDT · by Illuminatas · 8 replies · 641+ views
    From this day forward, I will engage in little acts of civil disobedience. Every single day. Barack won’t have ol’ Jack to count on any more, because tyranny is not what I signed up for. And they need me. They need us. And we shouldn’t play any more.
  • Shepard Smith, Hero to Left-Wing Bloggers, Slams GOP Chair

    03/22/2010 2:40:48 PM PDT · by montag813 · 100 replies · 3,208+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 03-22-2010 | Montag813
    Shepard Smith is the DARLING of DailyKos, TPM, ThinkProgress and Media Matters. Why? Because he is a hard left-wing news anchor on what is supposedly the "Right-Wing Network"--FoxNews. Moreover, Smith routinely bashes Republicans and gives Democrats a pass. Today was no different, as he blasted Republican chairman Michael Steele. But don't believe what a Kos blogger had to say about the exchange. Then you might want to email Roger Ailes and let him know what you think of his "anchorman"...I've written more than once in praise of Shepherd Smith as the best newsperson on TV; today he proved it...
  • Did the Media Muff Story On Racist Tea Party Protestors?

    03/22/2010 6:37:43 AM PDT · by AIM Freeper · 19 replies · 666+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | March 21, 2010 | Don Irvine
    The mainstream media is all agog over claims by congressional Democrats that they were called names and spat upon as they walked by Tea Party protesters yesterday on Capitol Hill. Yet as this video shows there appears to be no evidence that this did indeed occur calling into question the accuracy of the initial reports. Maybe there is some video footage corroborating the Democrats charges, but until it surfaces the mainstream press should make it clear to the public that this is only hearsay at best and reflects their own bias against the Tea Party movement.
  • Note to Conservative Ideologues: Eat Your Hearts Out!

    03/21/2010 7:32:44 PM PDT · by goods · 73 replies · 1,483+ views ^ | 3/21/2010 | Yossi Gestetner
    This makes me turn to Republican and Conservative voters from closely divided districts and states (like Minnesota was in November 2008), and ask them the following: Now that Health Care Reform is where it is, what were you thinking by sitting out the elections in 2006 and 2008? You REALLY thought that there is no difference between moderate Republican majorities to a Leftist mad-house that we have in Washington since 2007? Back in 1992, you were very dissatisfied with GHWB, and therefore you voted for Ross Perot, thus making is possible for Clinton to win the Presidency despite getting only...
  • Live Thread: HCR vote

    03/21/2010 7:32:29 AM PDT · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 21 replies · 3,339+ views
    Me | 3/21/10 | GeorgiaDawg32
    One source for all the info we can get for this vote.
  • The Absolute Funniest Twitter Comment of All Time

    03/20/2010 6:35:59 PM PDT · by FourPeas · 16 replies · 1,049+ views
    Twitter ^ | 20-Mar-2010 | Neal Rauhauser
    After #hcr we will see a dramatic drop in foreclosures - no more medical bankruptcies.
  • Tea Party protesters refused entry into congressional buildings

    03/20/2010 12:41:33 PM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 300 replies · 9,254+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 03/20/10 3:15 PM EDT | Mark Hemingway
    As part of today's rally to stop the Democrats' health care reform legislation thousands of protesters descended on the lawn of Capitol building. But many more were also using the occasion to visit the their congressional representative and tell them what they think of the bill. However, Capitol Police recently stopped allowing any of the peaceful protesters to enter into congressional buildings. Crowds are now gathering in front of the House and Senate offices, demanding that they be let in to air their constituent concerns.
  • Betting The House (brayin)

    03/17/2010 6:14:05 AM PDT · by bray · 19 replies · 482+ views
    self ^ | 3/17/10 | bray
    They promise them FREEDOM, while they themselves are slaves of depravity—for a man is a slave to whatever has mastered him. 2 peter 2:19 Like an addicted gambler who is down 2 paychecks he goes double or nothing w/pocket deuces. After spending his entire presentsy chasing DeathCare losing election after election he puts off his South Pacific trip for the same old fix. This is all or nothing as he risks making a fool of himself worldwide becoming a complete Failure. He blows off some of our South Pacific allies like he was going next door for a spaghetti feed....
  • I Will Not Comply

    03/16/2010 1:21:13 PM PDT · by roses of sharon · 95 replies · 2,153+ views
    I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’m not planning to recognize such a result as legally binding. I’m not going to pretend to obey any dictates from federal health-care bureaucrats that have never been authorized by a constitutional vote of both houses of Congress. I will not submit to any extra-constitutional order to dismantle the consumer-driven health plan I have set up for my employees. I will not comply. If the government tries to make me comply, I’ll sue. And I’ll win. This is not (yet) a banana republic where constitutions are seen as inconvenient impediments to...
  • Gibbs: Health Care Will Pass This Week (video)

    03/16/2010 6:37:57 AM PDT · by AIM Freeper · 3 replies · 168+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | March 15, 2010 | Don Irvine
    White House press secretary Robert Gibbs tells Face the Nation's Bob Schieffer that the Democrats health care plan will pass this week. (Follow link to watch video clip) The liberals are making an all out push to get the bill passed this week, but most predictions show that the votes aren't there in the House which means the White House will have failed again on a major policy initiative.
  • Andrea Mitchell Makes a Pitch for Obamacare (video)

    03/15/2010 7:27:21 AM PDT · by AIM Freeper · 11 replies · 408+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | March 14, 2010 | Don Irvine
    Blurring the lines even further between reporting and editorializing NBC's Andrea Mitchell tells Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) that he has to get health care passed for Obama. No liberal bias here. Follow link for video clip.
  • House Democrats’ ‘NO’ Votes Are Piling Up on Healthcare Reform

    03/11/2010 1:11:11 PM PST · by Jersey Republican Biker Chick · 22 replies · 2,450+ views
    More than two dozen Democrats are expected to vote against the healthcare reform bill that will hit the House floor in the coming weeks. At least 25 House Democrats will reject the healthcare reform legislation, according to a survey by The Hill, a review of other media reports and interviews with lawmakers, aides and lobbyists. Dozens of House Democrats are undecided or won't comment on their position on the measure. The 25 opposed include firm "no" votes and members who are likely "no" votes. Most Democrats on The Hill's whip list are definitely going to vote no, but others, such...
  • Vanity: Government mandated (forced) health insurance is dumb

    03/09/2010 2:50:13 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 27 replies · 347+ views
    Forcing health insurance companies to cover people with preexisting conditions with no limits is like forcing automobile insurance companies to cover people who have already wrecked their cars or homeowners after their homes have already burned down. Either premium costs go up across the board or the companies go bankrupt or probably both. It's unworkable. All insurance companies will eventually go broke or insurance will be priced out of the market for most people. Obama wants to totally uproot a system that works very well for 85-90% of all Americans to benefit the 10-15% who are not covered or can't...
  • Health Care Battle Near an End?

    03/08/2010 6:28:18 AM PST · by AIM Freeper · 13 replies · 82+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | March 5, 2010 | Roger Aronoff
    President Obama went into the East Room at the White House on March 3rd and talked about bringing the health care "journey to a close." He is giving the Republicans one more chance to sign on to the Democrat's health care legislation, or else he is prepared to move forward without their cooperation. And this time, apparently, he really means it, in spite of the fact that an overwhelming number of polls show, several by as much as 15 or more points, that the public is opposed to such legislation. Shortly thereafter, on MSNBC, news anchor Tamron Hall said that...
  • Conservatives Discuss Health Reform

    02/25/2010 9:20:38 AM PST · by AIM Freeper · 3 replies · 162+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | February 24, 2010 | Bethany Stotts
    For the better part of the last year, health care reform has dominated the national legislative agenda. At the 2010 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), panelists discussed alternatives for reform and ways that their individual organizations had already effected the political debate. Moderator Grace-Marie Turner, President of the Galen Institute, said that she didn't believe that the fight to pass ObamaCare was over despite the fact that both houses passed their own individual health care bills but have been unable to reconcile their differences and pass unified legislation. Speaking of the period prior to the election of Senator Scott Brown...
  • Catholic Bishops Lobby for ObamaCare, Amnesty for Illegals

    01/28/2010 10:25:40 AM PST · by AIM Freeper · 25 replies · 514+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | January 27, 2010 | Cliff Kincaid
    Calling health care a "right" to be guaranteed by the federal government, America's Catholic Bishops are trying to save ObamaCare at a time when the legislation has been pronounced in limbo, dying or dead by most of the media. The evidence of intensive Catholic Bishop lobbying activity suggests that liberal Congressional leaders are going to give the legislation a temporary respite so that liberal Catholics can be persuaded to pressure Congress to pass both national health care legislation and "comprehensive immigration reform" in the form of H.R. 4321, the "Comprehensive Immigration Reform for America's Security and Prosperity" Act. As AIM...
  • On the Constitution, Beware the Word “Clearly”

    01/23/2010 7:17:10 AM PST · by RepublicnotaDemocracy · 11 replies · 652+ views
    Tenth Amendment Center ^ | 01-21-2010 | Rob Natelson
    On January 20, the Los Angeles Times ran an op-ed arguing that national health care mandates were constitutional. The article claimed this was true both under modern Supreme Court interpretations and under the Constitution’s original meaning. I do not share the writer’s confidence that national health care mandates are constitutional even under the modern Supreme Court’s altered version of the Constitution — but I recognize that legal scholars differ on this question. However, the claim that the Founding Fathers would have thought the Constitution allows Congress to impose health care mandates is little short of absurd. What really floored me...
  • Snowe still willing to cooperate with Democrats on health bill

    01/23/2010 5:36:39 AM PST · by GQuagmire · 61 replies · 1,904+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | January 23, 2010 | David Sharp
    PORTLAND, Maine - US Senator Olympia Snowe, smarting over the way Democrats moved health care negotiations behind closed doors and left her and other Republicans shut out of the process, is waiting for them to make the first move toward salvaging portions of the health care overhaul bill. Snowe, once viewed as President Obama’s best hope of crossing party lines to support his health care legislation, said she remains committed to playing a constructive role. But she was left frustrated by the partisanship she saw after Senate Democrats mustered 60 votes, enough to move forward without the threat of delaying...
  • Dem health care talks collapsing

    01/21/2010 7:11:42 PM PST · by coaltrain · 18 replies · 1,040+ views
    Politico ^ | 01/21/10 | PATRICK O'CONNOR & CARRIE BUDOFF BROWN
    But for the first time in the yearlong push, Democratic aides — and even some members — finally acknowledged privately that the fear of failure was real. And Congress recessed for the weekend without an obvious path forward as rank-and-file Democrats started splintering in different directions... There was some talk among Senate leadership on Thursday of putting together a letter signed by 51 Democratic senators pledging to pass a cleanup bill if the House would pass the Senate bill. But that effort fizzled when support for it didn’t materialize, insiders said... Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) said one possibility involved having...