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  • House Republicans reveal health care amendment details

    04/27/2017 1:58:17 AM PDT · by blueplum · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | 27 April 2017 3:11am EDT | Lauren Fox
    (CNN)The House Rules Committee has posted the language of the MacArthur amendment to the health care bill on its website. The amendment, negotiated in part by Rep. Tom MacArthur and Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows, would allow states to seek waivers to weaken several key Obamacare insurance reforms that protect those with pre-existing conditions, including the benefits insurers must cover in their policies and the ban on allowing carriers to charge more based on a person's health background.
  • Kerry Slams Boko Haram Jihadists For Not Offering...A Health Care Plan

    05/07/2014 11:59:12 AM PDT · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 31 replies ^ | May 05, 2014 | Leah Barkoukis
    Abubakar Shekau, the leader of Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram, has claimed responsibility for the more than 200 schoolgirls that were abducted two weeks ago and vowed to “sell them in the market.” After pressure from the international community for the Nigerian government to act, the country’s president has reached out to the U.S., among other countries, for help finding and ensuring the release of the girls. Secretary of State John Kerry said on a trip to Africa that the U.S. will do all it can to help, and also took the opportunity to slam the jihadists for…not offering...
  • Surprise! Walmart health plan is cheaper, offers more coverage than Obamacare

    01/07/2014 1:32:37 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 7, 2014 | RICHARD POLLOCK
    New Obamacare health insurance enrollees may feel a pang of envy when they eye the coverage plans offered by Walmart to its employees. For many years, the giant discount retailer has been the target of unions and liberal activists “notorious for failing to provide health benefits” and "substandard.” But a Washington Examiner comparison of the two health insurance programs found that Walmart's plan is more affordable and provides significantly better access to high-quality medical care than Obamacare. Walmart offers its employees two standard plans, a Health Reimbursement Account and an alternative it calls "HRA High" that costs more out of...
  • Obamacare may need a taxpayer bailout: Ex-HHS head

    11/19/2013 7:53:41 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 53 replies
    The rollout of Obamacare has been "absolutely chaotic," said Tommy Thompson, who served as U.S. Health and Human Services secretary under George W. Bush. But worse, he added, the new law is flawed and needs dramatic changes. "It's actuarially unsound," the former Republican governor of Wisconsin said on CNBC's "Squawk Box" on Tuesday. "If you don't have the healthy young people involved, ... Obamacare cannot function. It's going to require a huge infusion of tax dollars or huge cuts." One of the cornerstones of the new health-care law is that healthy young people will pay for medical insurance that they...
  • The Wheels Are Falling Off Of President Obama's Health Care Plan

    11/14/2011 8:38:43 AM PST · by Driftwood1 · 21 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11-14-11 | Capital Flows
    ObamaCare has yet to be fully implemented, yet small businesses and families are already taking an economic hit from it, says Karen Harned, executive director of the National Federation of Independent Business Small Business Legal Center. Before the ink was dry on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka ObamaCare), the wheels started to fall off. Lawsuits were immediately filed challenging the constitutionality of the individual mandate, small businesses wanted the burdensome 1099 requirement immediately repealed, and coalitions were formed to overturn other costly provisions of the law. In the past few months, the Health and Human Services Department,...
  • Obama Unveils Health Care Plan, Violates Pledge by Keeping Abortion Funding

    02/22/2010 8:18:51 AM PST · by julieee · 25 replies · 627+ views ^ | February 22, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Obama Unveils Health Care Plan, Violates Pledge by Keeping Abortion Funding Washington, DC -- President Barack Obama has proposed changes he thinks should be included in the changes made to the Senate health care bill as Democrats move ahead with their plan to railroad the bill thorough Congress via reconciliation. However, Obama does not propose any changes to the massive abortion funding.
  • Obama Advisor Not Sure if Abortion Will be in Health Care Plan

    03/12/2009 10:26:39 AM PDT · by julieee · 14 replies · 430+ views ^ | March 12, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC -- With President Barack Obama having already promoted abortion on several occasions on of the upcoming battles concerns whether he will include abortion in a health care reform plan. A top White House officials says she's not sure if that will happen. Melody Barnes, the pro-abortion White House Domestic Policy Council Director, sat down with David Brody of CBN News and said she didn't know whether Obama's plan will feature abortion. The pro-life community is concerned that the plan will provide taxpayer coverage for abortions and that insurance companies will be forced to include abortions in their health...
  • Obama Campaign Won't Say if Health Care Plan Includes Abortion

    10/08/2008 8:59:38 AM PDT · by julieee · 18 replies · 645+ views ^ | October 7, 2008 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC -- While some Barack Obama backers are hoping to provide cover for his pro-abortion positions by saying he will advocate better health care, the Obama campaign is coming under criticism for refusing to say whether his governmental health care plan will require Americans to pay for abortions. Obama, who supports unlimited abortions throughout pregnancy for any reason, previously told Planned Parenthood his plan would include tax-funded abortions.
  • GOP snubs opponents of health care plan (CA)

    02/15/2007 8:26:42 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 26 replies · 509+ views
    The Daily Review ^ | Feb. 12, 2007 | Steve Geissinger
    In an important victory for Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, GOP delegates to the state party's convention Sunday twice soundly snubbed conservatives' resolutions opposing his landmark, controversial universal health care plan. First, a committee dodged the resolutions on the widely divisive issue that includes myriad stakeholders, then the general assembly refused to waive rules needed to consider the resolutions. Schwarzenegger administration officials hailed the development as a sign that many involved in the issue remain open-minded. "It's encouraging people want to be part of the debate," said Schwarzenegger spokeswoman Sabrina Lockhart. "People understand the health care system is broken," she said....