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  • The IRS Is Accessing Your Health Records. You Trust Them?

    05/16/2013 6:46:27 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 43 replies
    Forbes.com ^ | 5/14/2013 | Scott Gottlieb,
    So how do you feel about turning over access to sensitive healthcare information to the Internal Revenue Service? In the wake of running disclosures of the agency’s nefarious snooping and political targeting, its new role as chief health insurance enforcer should give us heartburn. Under Obamacare, responsibility for verifying eligibility for the healthcare program, and monitoring whether you carry “qualifying” health coverage (and are exempt from the law’s penalties) falls principally to the IRS. The IRS was given expansive, new powers to execute these goals. That includes more authority to share your personal information — not only about your income,...
  • Obamacare 'Free Healthcare' Prices: a Bit Higher Than Expected

    10/04/2010 5:00:58 PM PDT · by unspun · 3 replies
    Gulag Bound ^ | October 4, 2010 | Janet Smiles
    The President has been holding rallies all over the country to let everyone know how much progress he has made accomplishing his campaign promises. Americans are anxious to learn the details. As reported in the Huffington Post:WASHINGTON — It's a centerpiece of President Barack Obama's health care remake, a lifeline available right now to vulnerable people whose medical problems have made them uninsurable. But the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan started this summer isn't living up to expectations. Enrollment lags in many parts of the country. People who could benefit may not be able to afford the premiums. Some state officials...
  • KING: 100 percent repeal of Obamacare

    04/02/2010 8:40:11 PM PDT · by pissant · 83 replies · 2,892+ views
    Wash Times ^ | 4/2/10 | Steve King
    President Obama, speaking at a rally in Iowa City on March 25, challenged opponents of Obamacare who have vowed repeal. To repeal advocates, the President said, "Go for it." Before the first light of dawn on the morning after this Pelosi Congress sent Obamacare to the President's desk, I started the process to repeal.My decision to take this fight to and through the next election and probably through the presidential election in 2012 was not a knee jerk response to a legislative defeat.It is a commitment to the Constitution, fiscal responsibility, real health care reform and American Liberty. President Obama,...
  • 3M sees 1Q charge of $85M-$90M for health reform (ObamaCare)

    03/29/2010 9:01:31 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 21 replies · 684+ views
    NEW YORK — 3M Co., which makes a myriad of products including Post-Its and Scotch Tape, said Friday it expects to take a one-time noncash charge of $85 million to $90 million due to changes in tax deductions relating to the newly enacted health care law. 3M, which is based in Maplewood, Minn., is one of a number of major companies that have had to take a charge on their books to account for a change in the tax treatment of Medicare Part D reimbursements in the future.
  • White House Blasts Companies For Saying That ObamaCare Will Jack Up Their Costs

    03/29/2010 2:04:28 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 88 replies · 2,688+ views
    Henry Blodget | Mar. 29, 2010, 6:42 AM The White House has rushed to try to stop a wave of companies announcing that ObamaCare will cause their healthcare insurance costs to rise, causing them to cut benefits or fire people. At the end of last week, Secretary Gary Locke hit the WH blog to say, in effect, that these companies didn't know what they were talking about (which seems unlikely). Later, on CNBC, he suggested that they were acting unpatriotically. And now Henry Waxman is calling Congressional hearings to beat the companies up on live TV. For what it's worth,...
  • Allegheny Tech to take $5M health care charge (ObamaCare)

    03/29/2010 8:59:37 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 3 replies · 422+ views
    PITTSBURGH — Metals processor Allegheny Technologies Inc. said Monday that it plans to take a $5 million non-cash charge in the first quarter related to the health care overhaul legislation. Under the new law, companies will have to start paying taxes on a government subsidy they receive for providing drug benefits to retirees.
  • Prudential to take $100M health care charge in 1Q (ObamaCare)

    03/29/2010 8:56:26 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 24 replies · 1,226+ views
    NEW YORK — Insurer Prudential Financial Inc. said Monday that it will take a $100 million charge in the first quarter in relation to the recent health care overhaul legislation. The life insurance and annuities provider said in a regulatory filing that it will take the charge against earnings in the first quarter. Prudential joins a growing list of companies that have said they will take accounting charges because of the health care bills. AT&T said last week it would take a $1 billion charge in the first quarter. AK Steel Corp., 3M Co., Caterpillar Inc., Deere & Co. and...
  • Health Care Clears Final Hurdle: House Passes Reconciliation Bill

    03/25/2010 10:04:56 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 6 replies · 581+ views
    ABC ^ | March 25, 2010 | By Z. BYRON WOLF, JONATHAN KARL and HUMA KHAN
    The House of Representatives cleared the final hurdle in Congress' overhaul of the nation's health care system, passing a health care reconciliation bill by a 220-207 vote. The amendment bill, which included the fixes made to the Senate version of the health care bill, will now go to President Obama for his signature. The Senate passed the legislation this afternoon by a 56-43 margin after defeating 41 amendments offered by Republicans. Three Democrats, including Sens. Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor of Arkansas and Sen. Ben Nelson of Nebraska -- all of whom voted for the original Senate health care legislation...
  • Rep. Dingell: It’s taken a long time to ‘control the people’

    03/23/2010 9:18:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 98 replies · 4,938+ views
    american thinker ^ | 3/23/10 | Peter Barry Chowka
    Rep. John Dingell (D-MI), the Dean of the House of Representatives for being the longest serving member of the body (he was first elected in 1955, succeeding his father, Rep. John Dingell, Sr.), made an amazing admission during a live telephone interview with Detroit WJR News/Talk 760 radio talk show host Paul W. Smith on Smith's show Monday morning, March 22, 2010. The night before, Dingell had been a featured speaker at the Democrat Congressional leadership victory press conference after Obamacare passed the House. In response to a question posed by Smith, Dingell said: Let me remind you this [Americans...
  • It's time to send a message to Washington D.C. ...Please forward this to all truckers ASAP!!

    03/18/2010 7:51:41 PM PDT · by adm5 · 190 replies · 4,753+ views
    me | 3-18-10 | adm5
    We've melted down Congress' phonebanks, we've written and sent emails and faxes, we've vented our frustrations at townhall meetings for a solid year, we've written our newspapers and blogged about it until we are blue in the face, and yet we've done all of this to no avail. The time for talking is almost over, but... There is still time for a peaceful, non-violent expression of AMERICAS ANGER AT THE SOCIALIST/DEMOCRAT LEADERS IN CONGRESS AND AT THAT ARROGANT BASTARD TEMPORARILY RESIDING AT 1600 PENNSYLVANIA AVE. Here's what I propose:
  • Health Care Bill Can Be Beat

    03/16/2010 7:57:24 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 18 replies · 774+ views
    Washington Times ^ | March 16, 2010 | Editorial staff
    House passage of the Democrats' health care bill is not a foregone conclusion despite their 75-seat majority in the chamber. While party leaders such as Speaker Nancy Pelosi and White House spinmeister David Axelrod bravely express confidence, Rep. James E. Clyburn of South Carolina, the House majority whip, conceded on NBC's "Meet the Press" that Democrats don't have enough votes yet. The all-out effort to ram through the legislation before Easter recess is telling. If members of Congress merely risked being confronted by Potemkin crowds that don't represent the majority of voters, there would be nothing to fear. However, Democratic...
  • ObamaCare: Are these crazy times or what?

    03/16/2010 4:51:01 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 196+ views
    delinquent brain cells | 3/16/10 | iNmate # 8675309
    Used to be easy to tell who the good guys were.. not anymore. Senators and House Representatives strived to make this nation work as a grand social experiment.. but somewhere along the way, the entitlement infatuation thingy went a bit too far .. and an ism was born. Now, I don't know if I'll live long enough to see a return to constitutional governance here, any time soon anyway,, but I have a lot of family that will hopefully be around for awhile, and it would be a shame for them and yours to be forced to pick up the...
  • 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...
  • Dem caucus chairman: The public doesn’t much care what procedure we use to pass this thing

    03/15/2010 7:15:21 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 24 replies · 732+ views
    Hot Air ^ | MARCH 15, 2010 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via the Right Scoop, this is the second time in as many days that I’ve seen a Democrat shrug off the idea of using the Slaughter strategy on grounds of public antipathy. (Axelrod did it yesterday too on MTP.) Normally I’d agree with them — parliamentary rules are baroque and boring — but these aren’t normal circumstances. This is one-sixth of the economy at stake, to pass a piece of legislation the Democrats have been after for decades, with the public already angry about procedural shenanigans involving backroom deals. A former federal appellate judge appointed by Bush took to the...
  • Health care reform is not about helping people

    03/15/2010 6:39:16 PM PDT · by DBCJR · 6 replies · 356+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | March 15, 2010 | Katy Abram
    President Obama and this administration are using dog and pony show tactics of parading suffering Americans around to push through his health care reform. One such woman named Natoma Canfield is a cancer survivor. She wrote a letter to the President in December asking for health care reform to be passed because she had gone into debt paying for her health insurance premium. The debt became too great forcing her to drop her own insurance coverage. As a result of this letter Ms. Canfield has been asked to introduce the President at a health care stop in Ohio. My question...
  • Democrats: Store closed for health care reform deals

    03/15/2010 6:14:38 PM PDT · by Justaham · 10 replies · 719+ views
    Politico.com ^ | 3-15-10 | PATRICK O'CONNOR & JONATHAN ALLEN
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is playing hardball with her rank and file in the run-up to an historic health care vote. Instead of the typical wheeling and dealing to pick up much-needed support, Pelosi and her leadership team are warning members that the bill is final, and its language is set, so don’t come seeking major changes or handouts for your district. Asked if she was willing to change the final legislation at the request of Democratic holdouts, the speaker said, “No.” That message may sound good to voters angered by the “Cornhusker Kickback” or any other last-minute deals —...
  • Betting on Health Care (Ouch!)

    03/15/2010 6:13:32 PM PDT · by AlanD · 20 replies · 680+ views
    The Washington Independent's David Weigel points out that the online futures betting site Intrade has seen the price shoot up for bets on "Obamacare to become law before June 30." The current trading price is at $7.38, which means the Intrade betting market's mathematical consensus is a 73.8% likelihood that said "'Obamacare' health reform" will pass before June 30. That price shot up March 3, the day President Obama made his post-health-care-summit speech in the East Room, laying out his own proposal, with some GOP ideas folded in after the summit, to a TV audience--so it looks like the president's...
  • Betrayal of 20,000 cancer patients: Rationing body rejects ten drugs that could have extended lives

    Betrayal of 20,000 cancer patients: Rationing body rejects ten drugs (allowed in Europe) that could have extended lives By DANIEL MARTIN Daily Mail UK 15th March 2010 Up to 20,000 people have died needlessly early after being denied cancer drugs on the NHS, it was revealed yesterday. The rationing body NICE has failed to keep a promise to make more life-extending drugs available. Treatments used widely in the U.S. and Europe have been rejected on grounds of cost-effectiveness, yet patients and their loved ones have seen the NHS waste astronomical sums. Last week it emerged that £21billion - a fifth...
  • BREAKING: Healthcare Reform reconciliation bill is posted! 2300+ pages and includes student loan

    03/14/2010 7:48:42 PM PDT · by conservativefunhouse · 420 replies · 19,707+ views
    http://budget.house.gov ^ | 3/14/2010 | James Wright
    To provide for reconciliation pursuant to section 202 of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2010. 2300+ pages and includes student loans. Happy reading...
  • Martial Law?

    03/13/2010 3:37:53 AM PST · by C210N · 45 replies · 1,744+ views
    Original | 3/13/2010 | C210n
    Martial Law? Could the Health Care “reform” effort be a “martial law”? Not in the plural sense, but in the singular. That is exactly what is up and coming next week if the democrats get away with their current plans. The so-called Slaughter rule seeks to pass law without having the constitutionally-required votes. U.S. Constitution Art1 Section 7 states: “But in all such Cases the Votes of both Houses shall be determined by yeas and Nays, and the Names of the Persons voting for and against the Bill shall be entered on the Journal…”. The Slaughter rule effectively deems the...
  • Nancy Pelosi: Health care was 'hijacked'

    03/11/2010 10:16:39 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 41 replies · 1,387+ views
    Nancy Pelosi: Health care was 'hijacked' By: Andy Barr March 11, 2010 12:02 PM EST House Speaker Nancy Pelosi concedes that Democrats allowed the health care reform debate to get “hijacked” by insurance companies and other interests set on killing the bill. Pelosi, in the second part of an interview with PBS’s Charlie Rose that aired Wednesday, said that early Democratic messaging attempts were plagued by the fact that the House and Senate had yet to come to any agreement about what would be in the bill. “When you don't (have) a bill yet, anyone can characterize it any way...
  • Why Obama Can't Move the Health-Care Numbers

    03/09/2010 7:32:52 PM PST · by advance_copy · 48 replies · 1,474+ views
    Wall Stree Journal ^ | 3/9/10 | Scott Rasmussen and Doug Schoen
    <p>For every voter who strongly favors the plan, two are strongly opposed.</p> <p>One of the more amazing aspects of the health-care debate is how steady public opinion has remained. Despite repeated and intense sales efforts by the president and his allies in Congress, most Americans consistently oppose the plan that has become the centerpiece of this legislative season.</p>
  • A furious health care push — but what about jobs?

    03/06/2010 5:56:00 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 39 replies · 1,096+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/6/10 | Ben Feller - ap
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama's furious, final push to get a health care bill passed threatens to shove aside the message he promised would top his list this year: creating jobs. Even as the White House juggles several enormous issues at once, the public takes its cues about the president's chief concern from how he spends his time, energy and capital. As Obama himself put it on Wednesday, from now until Congress takes a final vote on a health care overhaul, "I will do everything in my power to make the case for reform." That kind of now-or-never campaign means...
  • Mark Steyn: Obamacare worth the price to Democrats

    03/06/2010 4:19:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies · 2,164+ views
    The Orange County Register ^ | March 5, 2010 | Mark Steyn
    So there was President Obama, giving his bazillionth speech on health care, droning yet again that "now is the hour when we must seize the moment," the same moment he's been seizing every day of the week for the past year, only this time his genius photo-op guys thought it would look good to have him surrounded by men in white coats. Why is he doing this? Why let "health" "care" "reform" stagger on like the rotting husk in a low-grade creature feature who refuses to stay dead no matter how many stakes you pound through his chest? Because it's...
  • It’s About Government, Not Health Care

    03/06/2010 1:38:44 PM PST · by RogerFGay · 19 replies · 903+ views
    National Review ^ | March 6, 2010 | Mark Steyn
    What the Dems are doing makes perfect sense. For them. So there was President Obama giving his bazillionth speech on health care, droning yet again that “now is the hour when we must seize the moment,” the same moment he’s been seizing every day of the week for the past year, only this time his genius photo-op guys thought it would look good to have him surrounded by men in white coats. Why is he doing this? Why let “health” “care” “reform” stagger on like the rotting husk in a low-grade creature feature who refuses to stay dead no...
  • Breaking: Obama Outlines New Version of White House Health Care Bill To Congress

    03/02/2010 11:35:46 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 24 replies · 1,157+ views
    The Lid/President Obama ^ | 3/2/2010 | The Lid
    The President sent a letter to the Congressional leadership today, outlining the new version of the Health Care plan he will present to the American people tomorrow. The letter offers four provisions to be added to the bill as a result of last Thursday's "bi-partisan" health conference and one removed:
  • White House: Dems near accord on health care bill

    02/18/2010 10:50:55 AM PST · by mdittmar · 38 replies · 1,157+ views
    AP ^ | 2/18/10 | CHARLES BABINGTON
    WASHINGTON — The White House and congressional leaders are preparing a detailed health care proposal designed to win passage without Republican support if GOP lawmakers fail to embrace bipartisan compromises at next week's summit.A senior White House official said Thursday that Democratic negotiators are resolving final differences in House and Senate health bills that passed last year. The official said the White House will post the proposals online by Monday morning.The official said it will be the opening bid for two-party talks to be hosted by President Barack Obama on Feb. 25.The negotiations are to determine what changes must be...
  • Hospital: 'Thank you Massachusetts!'

    02/02/2010 10:24:07 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 16 replies · 550+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | February 3, 2010 | Bob Unruh
    Building-size banner expresses gratitude for vote against health-care takeover A community hospital in Batesville, Miss., has gone to the unusual lengths of posting a building-size banner on the side of its structure to thank Massachusetts voters for their decision in the recent election to replace the late Sen. Ted Kennedy. The message is simple: "Thank You Massachusetts!" It stems from the gratitude local health care providers feel for the decision that sent Republican Scott Brown to the U.S. Senate instead of a Democrat hand-picked by Kennedy fans who would have continued to support President Obama's nationalization plan for health care....
  • Dems 'Hysterical' as Obama Retreats on Health

    01/20/2010 11:01:28 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 153 replies · 4,870+ views
    Fox News ^ | January 21, 2010
    The president said he would be open to scaling back health reform legislation in order to salvage it. President Barack Obama suggested he's open to Congress passing a scaled-back health-care bill, potentially sacrificing much of his signature policy initiative as chaos engulfed Capitol Hill Wednesday. Top Democrats said they would press ahead despite growing doubts among rank-and-file members that they can pass a bill they've been laboring over for nearly a year. A host of ideas offered in recent days have lost favor. One day after losing their filibuster-proof Senate majority in a Massachusetts special election, exhausted Senate Democrats looked...
  • Obamacare in Cloud Cuckoo Land

    01/20/2010 6:43:11 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 18 replies · 965+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1-21-2010 | Editor
    Obamacare in Cloud Cuckoo Land Examiner Editorial January 21, 2010 When the majority of voters in the bluest of blue states elects a candidate opposed to Obamacare to fill the Senate seat previously held by the man who was that proposal's most prominent supporter, there is a clear message: You lost because of what you've been doing for the past year, so stop doing it. Incredibly, President Obama's political brain trusts and his most powerful allies on Capitol Hill don't understand this reality. Witness Obama adviser David Axelrod saying of Republican Scott Brown's victory in Tuesday's special election: "I think...
  • Suddenly Everybody Hates the Health-Care Bill

    01/20/2010 8:37:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies · 524+ views
    national review ^ | 1/20/10 | Jim Geraghty
    A candidate for Senate in Florida, former Miami mayor Maurice Ferre, talks about the health-care legislation before Congress: Of course I am for healthcare reform, but this is not the right plan for the working families of Florida. This plan was arrived at with unacceptable compromises. It is a special interest plan that raises taxes and favors insurance and pharmaceutical companies. I fear the President has lost sight of his original goal of extending healthcare to all Americans and at the same time controlling healthcare costs.
  • He's Done Everything Wrong [Another journalist with buyer's remorse]

    01/19/2010 10:56:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies · 1,754+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | January 19, 2010 | Mort Zuckerman
    Obama punted on the economy and reversed the fortunes of the Democrats in 365 days. He’s misjudged the character of the country in his whole approach. There’s the saying, “It’s the economy, stupid.” He didn’t get it. He was determined somehow or other to adopt a whole new agenda. He didn’t address the main issue. This health-care plan is going to be a fiscal disaster for the country. Most of the country wanted to deal with costs, not expansion of coverage. This is going to raise costs dramatically. In the campaign, he said he would change politics as usual. He...
  • Senator Landrieu Meets Protesters in Abbeville, La

    01/12/2010 6:32:47 PM PST · by paustin110 · 12 replies · 703+ views
    And So it Goes In Shreveport ^ | 01/12/2010 | Pat Austin
    Via The Daily Advertiser, protesters greeted Senator Mary Landrieu at the Vermillion Parish Public Library yesterday where she was there to speak about coastal erosion and protection. The protesters were gathering signatures for their petition to recall Landrieu despite reports that the recall is unconstitutional and is heading to a dead end. Organizers of the recall are proceeding with the effort. One protester said that the recall petition might be unconstitutional but they feel that Obamacare is also unconstitutional. Mary Landrieu, with a straight face, says that she is not for government control of health care and she complains about...
  • Mass. Senate Elections : Scott Brown swearing-in would be stalled to pass health-care reform

    01/08/2010 8:58:46 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies · 1,098+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 01/08/2010 | Frank Quaratiello
    It looks like the fix is in on national health-care reform - and it all may unfold on Beacon Hill. At a business forum in Boston today, interim Sen. Paul Kirk predicted that Congress would pass a health-care reform bill this month. “We want to get this resolved before President Obama’s State of the Union address in early to mid-February,” Kirk told reporters at a Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce breakfast. The longtime aide and confidant of the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, who was handpicked by Gov. Deval Patrick after a controversial legal change to hold Kennedy’s seat, vowed...
  • C-SPAN flap further embarrasses White House

    01/08/2010 7:00:28 PM PST · by george76 · 22 replies · 1,321+ views
    Examiner ^ | January 8, 2010
    The White House continued to suffer embarrassment from its decision to limit coverage by C-SPAN of the healthcare-reform debate to a one-hour event in the White House East Room, in violation of eight separate pledges during the campaign that C-SPAN would provide gavel-to-gavel coverage of all debates and all planning sessions. On Wednesday, Brian Lamb, CEO of C-SPAN's parent company, complained to radio talk-show host Bill Press that President Barack Obama had used his network as "a political football," making multiple promises of transparency on the healthcare-reform issue that he apparently never intended to keep. And today, according to The...
  • BREAKING: Nelson To Vote For Healthcare In Exchange For Medicaid Payments To Nebraska

    12/19/2009 2:09:47 PM PST · by opentalk · 65 replies · 2,174+ views
    newsbusters ^ | December 19, 2009 | Noel Sheppard
    Not that this will come as any great shock, but Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.), the lone Democrat holdout against the current iteration of healthcare reform, announced Saturday he will vote for the bill. Also unsurprising: much like Mary "Louisiana Purchase" Landrieu (D-La.) before him, Nelson sold his vote and his very soul for some financial benefits to his state. As Politico reported moments ago: Sen. Mary Landrieu got the "Louisiana Purchase." Sen. Ben Nelson got the federal government to pick up most his state's future Medicaid tab -- forever. As part of the deal to win Nelson's support, the federal...
  • Favors promised to Bill Nelson are Unconstitutional (Vanity)

    12/19/2009 2:32:04 PM PST · by bw17 · 35 replies · 1,707+ views
    Nelson’s Nebraska To Receive Extra Medicaid Funds Under Senate Bill This morning’s managers amendment to the merged Senate health bill goes a long way towards satisfying the demands of Democratic hold-out and all-important 60th vote Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE). Nelson has recently complained that the proposed expansion of Medicaid to those earning below 133% of the Federal Poverty Line (FPL) would burden his state of Nebraska and suggested that states should be able to opt-in to the program. Under the current merged legislation (the version unveiled on November 18th), the federal government fully finances care for the expanded population for...
  • GO AHEAD.......SIT BY.

    12/19/2009 12:02:21 PM PST · by Outlaw Woman · 64 replies · 2,494+ views
    12/19.2009 | self/vanity
    Sleeping has been all but non existent for me. I get up 2 or 3 times throughout the wee morning hours to see if I still have a country left. This morning, I read..
  • Budget office: Democrats' bill covers 94 percent

    12/19/2009 10:06:40 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 67 replies · 2,220+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/19/09 | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar - ap
    WASHINGTON – Congressional budget scorekeepers say the latest Democratic health care bill would cover 94 percent of eligible Americans while reducing the federal deficit. The Congressional Budget Office said Saturday the changes announced by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid would cut the deficit by an additional $2 billion, bringing the 10-year total reduction to $132 billion.
  • Blue Cross Blue Patients (Another study predicts higher insurance prices.)

    12/05/2009 6:18:00 PM PST · by GOP_Lady · 21 replies · 1,012+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 12-05-09 | The Wall Street Journal Editorial Staff
    Another day, another study confirming that ObamaCare will increase the price of health insurance. The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association has found that premiums in the individual market will rise on average by 54% over the status quo, which translates into an extra $3,341 a year for families and $1,576 for singles. The White House denounced the report as a "sham" before it was even released, which shows how seriously it takes such concerns. The Congressional Budget Office also found this week that ObamaCare will boost premiums in the individual market by as much as 13%. But the White House...
  • Obama: 'This is a Health Care Bill, Not an Abortion Bill'

    11/09/2009 3:11:09 PM PST · by OldDeckHand · 26 replies · 1,485+ views
    ABCNews.com ^ | 11/09/09 | Jake Tapper
    President Obama said today that Congress needs to change abortion-related language in the health care bill passed by the House of Representatives this weekend that includes tougher restrictions on abortion funding but said there is more work to be done before a final piece of legislation gets to his desk. "I laid out a very simple principle, which is this is a health care bill, not an abortion bill," Obama said. "And we're not looking to change what is the principle that has been in place for a very long time, which is federal dollars are not used to subsidize...
  • ObamaCare Endorsements: What the Bribe Was

    11/08/2009 7:56:12 AM PST · by GVnana · 33 replies · 2,743+ views
    The Hill ^ | 11/6/2009 | Dick Morris, Eileen McGann
    As the suicidal Democratic congressmen proceed to rubber-stamp the Obama healthcare reform despite the drubbing their party took in the ’09 elections, the president trotted out the endorsements of the AMA and the AARP to stimulate support. But these — and the other endorsements — his package has received are all bought and paid for. Here are the deals: · The American Medical Association (AMA) was facing a 21 percent cut in physicians’ reimbursements under the current law. Obama promised to kill the cut if they backed his bill. The cuts are the fruit of a law requiring annual 5-6...
  • WS Journal: What the Pelosi Health-Care Bill Really Says (It's worse than you think alert)

    11/06/2009 6:14:26 PM PST · by Zakeet · 78 replies · 4,019+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 6, 2009 | Betsy McCaughey
    The health bill that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is bringing to a vote (H.R. 3962) is 1,990 pages. Here are some of the details you need to know. What the government will require you to do: Sec. 202 (p. 91-92) of the bill requires you to enroll in a "qualified plan." If you get your insurance at work, your employer will have a "grace period" to switch you to a "qualified plan," meaning a plan designed by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. If you buy your own insurance, there's no grace period. You'll have to enroll in...
  • Killing Obama/Pelosi Healthcontrol Depends on Blue Dogs & Pro-Lifers (Contact list)

    11/04/2009 7:10:32 PM PST · by AmericanGirlRising · 36 replies · 1,720+ views
    Internet ^ | 11/04/09 | American Girl - Contact List for Activism
    This is it. This is our last best chance to stop socialized medicine from taking over our healthcare system. The last of the buses and cars have left for DC, and the remainder flies out in the morning. We desperately need for those who are staying behind to do FOUR things: 1. Visit your Congressperson's local office TOMORROW - THURSDAY, November 5th. There are rallies at the offices of Blue Dog Democrats and Pro-Life Democrats all over the nation tomorrow at noon. Those two small groups of Democrats are pivotal to stopping the Obama/Pelosi healthcare bill HR 3962. (Contact info...
  • Over 100 New Federal Bureaucracies Created in Pelosi Health Care Bill

    11/02/2009 12:32:32 PM PST · by clyde_m · 8 replies · 551+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | November 2, 2009 | Clyde Middleton
    111, to be exact. Here's the full text if you want to open two windows and view. The House Republican Conference has compiled a list of all the new boards, bureaucracies, commissions, and programs created in H.R. 3962, Speaker Pelosi's government takeover of health care: 1. Retiree Reserve Trust Fund (Section 111(d), p. 61) ...
  • After all the fuss, public health plan covers few (ONLY 2 Percent!!!!!)

    11/01/2009 4:13:39 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 17 replies · 722+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 11/1/2009 | Staff
    WASHINGTON – What's all the fuss about? After all the noise over Democrats' push for a government insurance plan to compete with private carriers, coverage numbers are finally in: Two percent. That's the estimated share of Americans younger than 65 who'd sign up for the public option plan under the health care bill that Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is steering toward House approval. The underwhelming statistic is raising questions about whether the government plan will be the iron-fisted competitor that private insurers warn will shut them down or a niche operator that becomes a haven for patients with health insurance...
  • US bishops conference mounts late drive against 'unacceptable' health-care reform

    10/30/2009 10:44:07 PM PDT · by Salvation · 19 replies · 1,213+ views
    CatholicCulture.org ^ | 10-29-09 | US Bishops
    US bishops conference mounts late drive against 'unacceptable' health-care reform October 29, 2009 The US bishops' conference is mounting a late drive to secure passage of a pro-life amendment to the health-care reform bill. The US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is asking pastors all across the country to include an insert in their weekly bulletins, urging parishioners to call their Congressional representatives and encourage a vote for a pro-life amendment. The USCCB's pro-life office has indicated that it will press bishops to promote the dissemination of these bulletin inserts. The insert exhorts parishioners to act immediately. "Congressional votes may...
  • CBO Puts House Health Bill Total Cost At $1.055 Trillion

    10/29/2009 5:29:12 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 24 replies · 1,002+ views
    Nasdaq.com ^ | October 29, 2009 | By Martin Vaughan
    The Congressional Budget Office said Thursday a U.S. House health-care system re-write would extend health insurance to 96% of the nonelderly U.S. population by 2019, and spend $1.055 trillion to do so. Penalties imposed on individuals who did not purchase insurance, and employers who did not offer coverage to their workers, would raise $161 billion over that time-frame. That brings the net cost of the bill to $894 billion through 2019, CBO said. House Democrats have seized on that net cost figure to claim that their bill is below President Barack Obama's upper limit which he set for health-care legislation...
  • Pelosi hopes new health plan is poised to pass

    10/29/2009 7:06:42 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 11 replies · 692+ views
    AP via Breitbart ^ | October 29, 2009 | By ERICA WERNER
    The retooled health care overhaul plan that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is set to unveil Thursday would extend coverage to millions and lets the government sell insurance in competition with private insurers—although not the way liberals want. Democratic progressives are frustrated with the government-run option that allows negotiated rates to providers instead of set rates, a complaint they're certain to voice in a White House meeting with President Barack Obama later in the day. Rep. Lynn Woolsey, D-Calif., a co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, was noncommittal about whether progressives would accept the negotiated rates. "This is not walkaway time...
  • House Dems reach deal on key health care elements

    10/28/2009 3:20:39 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 26 replies · 1,015+ views
    AP via Breitbart ^ | October 28, 2009 | By ERICA WERNER
    House Democrats reached agreement Wednesday on key elements of a health care bill that would vastly alter America's medical landscape, requiring virtually universal sign-ups and establishing a new government-run insurance option for millions. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi planned a formal announcement Thursday morning, but details were still being finalized, lawmakers and aides said. Officials said the legislation could be up for a vote on the House floor next week. The rollout would cap months of arduous negotiations to bridge differences between liberal and moderate Democrats and blend health care overhaul bills passed by three separate committees over the summer. The...