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  • ObamaCare enrollees told to change passwords after Heartbleed review (Husseincare bug)

    04/19/2014 5:23:38 AM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/19/14
    WASHINGTON – People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed Internet security flaw. Senior administration officials said there is no indication that the HealthCare.gov site has been compromised and the action is being taken out of an abundance of caution. The government's Heartbleed review is ongoing, the officials said, and users of other websites may also be told to change their passwords in the coming days, including those with accounts on the popular WhiteHouse.gov...
  • Obama backs down on cuts to Medicare (House floor protest by RATS)

    04/08/2014 2:54:06 AM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    PressTV ^ | 4/08/14
    The Obama administration on Monday canceled planned cuts to Medicare Advantage amid a drumbeat of election-year opposition from Democrats. The cuts would have reduced the benefits that seniors receive from insurance plans in the program, which offers an alternative to traditional Medicare. The reversal came as a relief to many Democrats, who feared the cuts would create a backlash among seniors in the midterm elections. “In many parts of the country, including New York, Medicare Advantage works very well. They’ve shouldered their share already and this proposed cut would have been disproportionate, hurting seniors who would lose doctors or pay...
  • Obamacare’s ‘Hardship Exemption’ May Put Law on Life Support

    03/23/2014 3:53:53 AM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    Decoded Science ^ | 3/23/14 | Walter McLaughlin
    **SNIP** What Is the Hardship Exemption? The hardship exemption was originally written to cover exigent circumstances, such as homelessness, eviction, shutoff notices from utility companies, death of a close family member, bankruptcies, and other similar emergencies. However, according to The Wall Street Journal, the hardship exemption was broadened considerably after the policy cancellations fiasco (which was, ironically, re-defined as a hardship) to include the following: ◾ The cancellation of an existing policy that did not meet ACA’s minimum standards, with the belief “that the plan options available in the Marketplace in your area are more expensive than your cancelled health...
  • Obamacare or Not Obamacare? (RATS, family members ignore Pelosi's policing)

    03/23/2014 3:25:47 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 3/21/14 | Andrew Johnson
    Nancy Pelosi wants to throw out “Obamacare.” Not the law itself, just the name. The House minority leader insists that we all call President Obama’s signature health-care law the “Affordable Care Act.” Unfortunately, Pelosi’s fellow Democrats, her family members, and even the president have other ideas. **SNIP** “It’s called the Affordable Care Act. It’s called the Affordable Care Act. I know you didn’t intend any compliment or derogatory — it’s called the Affordable Care Act,” the California Democrat adamantly corrected. “Affordable, affordable — there’s a reason — affordable, affordable, affordable, affordable, affordable.”
  • Cash prizes for signing up for Obamacare?

    03/14/2014 3:26:01 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    MSN ^ | 3/14/14
    With roughly two weeks left in the open enrollment period for health insurance, some groups are trying to sell Obamacare to young people in terms they might actually understand: music, comedy, and cash. Young Invincibles, a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C. that is focused on the economic issues affecting young adults, launched a sweepstakes last week where it is awarding a cash prize of $1,200 — enough to potentially cover a year's worth of health insurance premiums for a young adult — to people who download their health care app or submit a card in the mail. The contest...
  • How Obamacare Will Hurt Your Wallet All Year (Pelosi knew)

    03/05/2014 5:44:24 PM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Money Morning ^ | 3/05/14
    Obamacare, and its barrage of over $1 trillion new taxes, is creeping into your paycheck. These taxes aren’t just affecting those who make over $250,000. The majority of these taxes are hurting the middle class. While these "stealth taxes" were designed to be taxes on businesses, they're actually transferred directly to ordinary citizens. "Many of those [hidden] taxes, especially those on hospitals, insurers and medical device manufacturers, will ultimately be passed on through higher health costs," said Michael Tanner, an expert on the healthcare law.
  • Pelosi Statement on the GOP’s 50th Vote to Repeal or Undermine the Affordable Care Act

    03/03/2014 3:22:55 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    The Idiot's Very Own Webpage ^ | 2/28/14 | Pelosi Galore
    **SNIP** “The House Republican agenda feels like déjŕ vu all over again. As if the first 49 votes were not enough to satisfy the Republican fixation on undoing health reform, the Republican leadership is prepared to make yet another attempt – their 50th try – to repeal or undermine the Affordable Care Act. Americans deserve better. “On the same day that Republicans gathered to discuss an alternative to the health care law, five years later, the proponents of repeal still can’t help themselves. This latest Republican proposal would drive up premiums for millions of Americans. All the while, Republicans ignore...
  • NRSC ad asks: Are all of these liars, Senator Reid?

    03/01/2014 10:31:53 AM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 2/28/14 | Ed Morrissey
    Guy Benson got a nice scoop at our sister site on a new ad from the National Republican Senatorial Committee highlighting Harry Reid’s attack on people who “dare to complain about ObamaCare.” Consider this just the first salvo in the breach opened by Reid, as I described earlier today:
  • IRS Offers Affordable Care Act Tips (Husseincare's Individual Shared Responsibility Payment)

    02/26/2014 5:18:12 PM PST · by Libloather · 2 replies
    KCSG ^ | 2/26/14
    (PHOENIX, Ariz) - The Internal Revenue Service is offering educational Health Care Tax Tips to help individuals understand how the Affordable Care Act may affect their taxes. **SNIP** • The Individual Shared Responsibility Payment – An Overview ─ Provides information about types of qualifying coverage, exemptions from having coverage, and making a payment if you do not have qualifying coverage or an exemption. • Three Timely Tips about Taxes and the Health Care Law ─ Provides tips that help with filing the 2013 tax return, including information about employment status, tax favored health plans and itemized deductions. • Four Tax...
  • White House pushes for black enrollees (Husseincare 'final push')

    02/22/2014 3:36:56 PM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/21/14 | Jonathan Easley
    The Obama administration is engaged in a “final coordinated push” to enroll blacks in ObamaCare, White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett said Friday. Jarrett said blacks have a “disproportionately low rate of coverage,” and called enrolling them the administration’s “top priority.” “We still have a long way to go and we want to make sure we take advantage of every opportunity for outreach,” she said in a Friday conference call with reporters and three mayors that preside over large black communities: Kevin Johnson of Sacramento, Calif., Michael Nutter of Philadelphia and A.C. Wharton of Memphis, Tenn. An estimated 6.8 million...
  • Obama: 'Going to Look Back' in 5 or 10 Years, Say ACA 'Was a Monumental Achievement'

    02/15/2014 1:53:32 PM PST · by Libloather · 72 replies
    CNS News ^ | 2/15/14 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - President Obama told House Democrats on Friday that the health care law they passed without a single Republican vote in 2010 will prove itself -- five or ten years from now. "And I just want to say, thank you for all of you hanging in there tough on an issue that I think 10 years from now, five years from now, we're going to look back and say this was a monumental achievement that could not have happened had it not been for this caucus." House Democrats face midterm elections, not in five or ten years, but in...
  • Obamacare push for the young enters 11th hour(freeloaders in Husseincare ad)

    02/14/2014 3:54:07 AM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    MSN ^ | 2/14/14 | David Morgan
    WASHINGTON — One of the latest Obamacare pitches to get young adults to sign up for health insurance starts out with a mother's kitchen note reminding her grown son to enroll. "Mom, you know I can't afford it," the young black man protests, as he sits down at a kitchen table next to a bespectacled woman with a laptop computer linked to the U.S. federal enrollment website, HealthCare.gov. "But for the first time you can," she replies reassuringly. "You go to the HealthCare.gov website, compare quality plans and you could get help paying for it."
  • ‘ObamaCare both sucks and blows’ (Pelosi knew)

    02/12/2014 5:25:55 PM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/11/14 | John Podhoretz
    **SNIP** Remember: The law passed in March 2010. It was to go into full effect on Jan. 1, 2014. That means the administration had almost four years to get its ducks into a row. Four years. That was more time than it took us to win World War II, which we fought across three continents, a bunch of islands and two oceans. And yet here we are, four years later, and the administration has spent the past six months effectively rewriting the law for both political and practical reasons. It shouldn’t be able to do this, because it is, you...
  • Obama: ‘Whenever I can take steps without legislation,’ I will

    02/09/2014 3:42:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 47 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 2/08/14 | Dave Boyer
    President Obama said Saturday that he’s doing everything he can to reduce income inequality in America. In his weekly address, Mr. Obama said too many Americans haven’t seen increases in their wages, while the wealthy “are doing better than ever.” “We’ve got to reverse those trends,” Mr. Obama said. “We’ve got to build an economy that works for everyone, not just a fortunate few.” Toward his goal, the president noted that he’s taken steps through executive action in recent weeks to boost job training, to guarantee every child has access to quality education, and to boost income and retirement savings.
  • Obamacare deadbeats: Some don't pay up (Husseincare cancellations? Pelosi knew)

    01/30/2014 2:21:02 PM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/30/14 | Tami Luhby
    Just cause they've signed up for Obamacare doesn't mean they're covered. Around one in five people who picked health insurance policies on the state and federal exchanges last year haven't paid their first month's premiums, according to insurers polled by CNNMoney. These folks will likely see their policy selection canceled and they'll be left uninsured. Some 2.1 million people signed up for a plan in time for their coverage to start January 1, according to the Obama administration. But with the payment deadlines stretching until January 31 at the latest, anywhere between 12% and 30% of those folks still haven't...
  • Obamacare Medicaid Split Creates Two Americas for Poor (Time to vote for RATS)

    01/07/2014 2:10:54 AM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies
    MSN ^ | 1/06/14 | Alex Nussbaum, Alison Vekshin, Gigi Douban
    **SNIP** The Medicaid fight offers hope for Democrats whose 2014 election chances took a hit from the embarrassing October rollout of the insurance exchanges, said Ed Rendell, the former Pennsylvania governor and ex-chairman of the Democratic National Committee. In states like Florida and Pennsylvania, Medicaid may make a difference in governor’s races, he said. “You’re telling people who don’t have health care now that you can give it to them, and that’s something that can get people off their duffs and turn out the vote,” Rendell said in a telephone interview. **SNIP** “We’re having a desperate struggle to pay for...
  • White House touts O-Care in praising de Blasio's daughter

    12/26/2013 4:24:08 AM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/25/13 | Ian Swanson
    The White House on Tuesday plugged ObamaCare in praising the decision by New York Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio’s daughter to open up about her struggles with drugs and depression. Chiara de Blasio’s decision to go public gives voice “to the millions who suffer from substance abuse disorders,” Gil Kerlikowske, the White House drug policy director, said in a statement released late on Tuesday. He also said Obama’s signature health law could help de Blasio and others like her. Kerlikowske said the law expands access to mental health treatment, which will give “many more a chance to follow in Chiara’s footsteps.”...
  • Administration expands health law exemptions (Pelosi knew)

    12/25/2013 3:54:30 AM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/24/13 | Ben Goad
    The Obama Administration on Tuesday proposed new regulations that add to the list of benefits not subject to reforms under the president’s healthcare law. A draft rule issued jointly by the departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and Treasury is the latest in a series of tweaks to the Affordable Care Act announced just days before major parts of the law are to take effect. The regulations, published in Tuesday's Federal Register, amend the 1996 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which laid out a category of “excepted benefits.” These include workers compensation or disability coverage, accidental death...
  • Obamacare teeters (Sign up early? You lose)

    12/24/2013 12:57:52 PM PST · by Libloather · 51 replies
    **SNIP** The expanded hardship exemption, for instance, "opened a major can of worms," wrote analyst James Capretta on the Weekly Standard blog. "The administration said for months that the mandate would not be waived for anyone, even those with canceled policies, and it vowed a veto of any delay legislation coming out of Congress. Now the rules have been changed, and some families who have committed to pay thousands of dollars in insurance premiums will feel very personally betrayed by an untrustworthy administration." They join millions of others who are reeling from massive premium increases under this onerous law. Over...
  • Koskinen sworn in as IRS commissioner

    12/24/2013 12:33:19 PM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/23/13 | Bernie Becker
    John Koskinen was officially sworn in as IRS commissioner on Monday morning, giving the tax agency its first Senate-confirmed leader in more than a year. Koskinen, confirmed by the Senate on Friday, told agency employees in a message on Monday that one of his top priorities would be to immediately reach out to them. The new commissioner has acknowledged that he faces the difficult challenge of restoring taxpayer trust in the IRS, which admitted to inappropriately singling out Tea Party groups in May. The IRS also plays a key role in administering tax credits that are central to President Obama’s...
  • Social media backlash for Senator Mary Landrieu (Has she signed up for Husseincare 24.5 yet?)

    12/24/2013 3:23:47 AM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Bayou Buzz ^ | 12/23/13
    SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Social media backlash was seen by Senator Mary Landrieu when she took to Facebook to complain about some political ads that criticize her support for President Obama's Affordable Care Act. Landrieu wrote in her post that right wing groups have spent millions attacking her, and she asked for her constituents to join her and fight back. Most of the 600 comments on that Facebook post were negative, and some suggested that they'd gladly vote against the three- term Senator from Louisiana, and they would do so because of her support of ACA.
  • Obama has begun repealing Obamacare

    12/24/2013 2:50:44 AM PST · by Libloather · 53 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/23/13 | Jennifer Rubin
    Obamacare as written is already gone, dismantled by its namesake. Obamacare itself has not, strictly speaking, collapsed of its own weight. Rather, it has been changed from its original, unworkable form first by Chief Justice John Roberts and then by the president into some new, unworkable mishmash. Obamacare per se is already gone. The question remains whether the law in some form will remain or whether the 2016 contest will be about what sort of plan replaces Obamacare. The latter is the odds-on favorite. David Brooks on “Meet the Press” yesterday predicted (correctly, in my view) further undoing of the...
  • HealthCare.gov contract: Politics not a factor, but neither were firm’s ties to failed projects

    12/23/2013 7:58:05 AM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/22/13 | Jerry Markon, Alice Crites
    CGI Federal, the company responsible for building the problem-plagued Web site for the Affordable Care Act, won the job because of what federal officials deemed a “technically superior” proposal, according to government documents and people familiar with the decision. Not considered in the 2011 selection process was the history of numerous executives at CGI Federal, who had come from another company that had mishandled at least 20 other government ­information technology projects more than a decade ago. But federal officials were not required to examine that long-term track record, which included a highly publicized failure to automate retirement benefits for...
  • The Case That Could Topple Obamacare

    12/19/2013 2:29:24 AM PST · by maddog55 · 15 replies
    Newsweek ^ | December 17 2013 3:05 PM | Pema Levy
    Obamacare may have its problems, including more bugs than you can find in the cornfields of Nebraska, but its legal worries were meant to end after the Supreme Court upheld the individual mandate, the heart of the Affordable Care Act. Now, as the technologists charged with making healthcare.gov work report progress, lawyers are re-entering the fray. A little-heard of challenge currently making its way through the court system may represent opponents’ last best hope of, as they are fond of saying, driving a stake through the heart of the law. It all started in 2011, when Jonathan H. Adler, a...
  • How the GOP Can Repeat 1994, Thanks to Harry Reid (repeal Husseincare 22.3?)

    12/15/2013 1:02:33 AM PST · by Libloather · 43 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/14/13 | Bruce Walker
    Harry Reid's ham-fisted action to curb the filibuster of presidential appointment creates an enormous political opportunity for Republicans in 2014. As more than one pundit has noted, ending the filibuster for nominations means that a Senate Republican majority can end the filibuster for legislation as well, and Reid has removed the political cover for Democrats who would have used the filibuster to block Republican initiatives. **SNIP** The problems for Democrats will get much worse in January 2015. Because of what Reid has done with the filibuster, the House can quickly pass those ten bills, and the Senate majority can then...
  • Survey: Nearly half of CFOs plan to cut jobs over Obamacare (Pelosi knew)

    12/12/2013 6:00:30 PM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/12/13 | Chuck Ross
    A new survey of 400 chief financial officers in the U.S. finds that nearly half of companies plan to cut back on employment in response to Obamacare. Despite more optimism about the U.S. economy and their own companies, the quarterly survey, conducted by Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and CFO Magazine found that “48% of US CFOs say their firms are considering reducing employment in response to the Affordable Care Act.” Twenty percent of CFOs said that they may hire fewer workers in response to Obamacare. Ten percent said that layoffs were a possibility while 40 percent of CFOs...
  • (RAT) Rep. Bass: Mandela's Fight Against Apartheid Similar to 'Struggle for Health Care'

    12/10/2013 3:39:56 PM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    CNS News ^ | 12/10/13 | Melanie Hunter
    (CNSNews.com) - Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), in an appearance on MSNBC's "PoliticsNation" on Friday, condemned former Sen. Rick Santorum's comments comparing Nelson Mandela's fight against apartheid to the fight against Obamacare as "shameful." "And actually if I was going to make a comparison, I would make the opposite comparison, because I think the struggle for justice, which Nelson Mandela led for so many years is similar as the struggle for the health care as a right for people in the richest country in the world, and so the idea that they would make that comparison in the opposite way is...
  • Thanks, Obama! University must destroy health plans to stay compliant

    12/07/2013 3:14:14 PM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/07/13 | Robby Soave
    The University of Minnesota had to make its healthcare plans worse in order to avoid Obamacare-related penalties. The Affordable Care Act levels an excise tax on high-value health coverage plans, and UM would have to pay $48 million with its existing plans. Instead, the university is lowering the quality of its coverage. “The Office of Human Resources announced in a July email that it was making changes to the UPlan, the employee healthcare program, including adding a deductible and increasing copays for primary and specialty care,” according to the Minnesota Daily. “The email said the cost increases were necessary to...
  • Senator Landrieu’s Deception (When will Mary sign up for Husseincare 21.2 like she promised?)

    12/07/2013 11:33:11 AM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/06/13 | Carrie Severino
    Senator Landrieu has decided to ratchet up her deception of Louisiana voters by lying about my organization’s ad exposing her. She calls it “blatantly false,” but never identifies a single factual error. Instead she tries to change the subject. Landrieu pointed out that some of the judges she voted for received bipartisan support and others never won confirmation. Unfortunately, that does nothing to contest the basic factual claim of the ad: that she has voted for every one of the president’s nominees.
  • Obamacare Fixes Hide a Big Mess on the Back End (Pelosi knew)

    12/06/2013 2:44:02 AM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | 12/06/13 | David Francis
    **SNIP** “You could get a bad plan or incorrect plan, a plan other than the plan you picked, a plan where the premium was wrong,” said Tim Jost, a professor of law at Washington and Lee University. “You could end up with a plan that didn’t cover all the members of your family.” The Obama administration has repeatedly refused to say how many problems related to 834s still exist. But according to Bob Laszewski, the 834s problem is endemic of a broken backend at the federal exchange. The administration may have fixed many of the problems that the public encounters...
  • Young invincibles spurn O-Care (New Husseincare 21.2 crisis)

    12/04/2013 6:13:52 PM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/04/13 | Elise Viebeck
    Mounting opposition to ObamaCare among young adults is creating a new crisis for the White House. While the federal enrollment website HealthCare.gov appears to be improving by the day, polls show the “young invincibles” key to making the law work are becoming less likely to enroll. Younger people were skeptical of the healthcare reform law even before its troubled rollout, despite their support for President Obama. But polling indicates the problems facing HealthCare.gov — a site the administration initially touted as a hip, tech-friendly experience — have reinforced their doubts about the need to have health insurance at all. “The...
  • Some Reid staffers exempt from Obamacare

    12/04/2013 5:11:24 AM PST · by Biggirl · 30 replies
    CNN.com ^ | December 4, 2013 | Chris Frates
    Washington (CNN) -- Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, one of Obamacare's architects and staunchest supporters, is also the only top congressional leader to exempt some of his staff from having to buy insurance through the law's new exchanges.
  • HealthCare.gov to get permanent CEO (Jeffrey Zients on the way out)

    12/02/2013 4:58:26 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/02/13 | Emily Goodin
    President Obama will name a new individual to oversee the ObamaCare website after the departure of Jeffrey Zients at the end of the year, the White House said Monday. "That is an important role and we have seen in the way that Jeff has worked in that role that kind of management position needs to be filled," press secretary Jay Carney said at his afternoon briefing. Zients was appointed last month to oversee repairs to the website after a botched rollout plagued by technical glitches prevented many consumers from purchasing coverage through the ObamaCare exchanges. But before taking the position,...
  • What Issue Is Missing from the DNC, DCCC, and DSCC Home Pages?

    12/02/2013 4:15:24 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/02/13 | Jim Geraghty
    Now that the Obama administration assures us HealthCare.gov is working smoothly, Democrats have no reason to run away from Obamacare, right? After all, House minority leader Nancy Pelosi and DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz both assured us Democrats will be “standing tall” and will be running on the successful, popular issue of Obamacare in 2014. Strangely, it appears the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee didn’t get the memo. There’s no mention of Obamacare on their homepage this morning.
  • Inside the (Husseincare) war room, watchful eyes as D-day hits

    12/01/2013 5:55:42 AM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/30/13 | CARRIE BUDOFF BROWN
    From a Maryland war room, a team of HealthCare.gov fixers hosts two troubleshooting calls a day, monitors the site in real time from 15 large screens and demands that the operation work at “private sector speeds.” The remarkable part: None of this was in place when the website launched the first time. **SNIP** Tech officials this week briefly raised the veil of secrecy surrounding the administration’s two-month scramble to rescue the centerpiece of Obama’s chief domestic policy, meeting with reporters to detail the site’s progress.
  • As Obamacare website relaunches, there's reason to hope (Husseincare 21.2 pimped in black churches)

    12/01/2013 5:16:54 AM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    LA Times ^ | 12/01/13 | Michael Hiltzik
    **SNIP** Some of the vacuum in support and implementation of the act has been filled by community groups. "The glitches have not prohibited one ounce of enrollment in the African American community," says Barbara Williams-Skinner, co-chair of the National African American Clergy Network, which says it has reached out to 5,000 pastors across the country to promote enrollment under the act. Williams-Skinner says the network has focused its efforts on 13 states with the largest share of the 7 million African Americans without health insurance. For many in that demographic, problems with computer enrollments haven't been very relevant. "Many in...
  • Sen. Landrieu defends Affordable Care Act (Has exempt Mary signed up yet?)

    11/30/2013 5:31:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    KSLA ^ | 11/30/13
    **SNIP** Landrieu made the comments today at the Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus and the Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus Foundation 29th Annual Bayou Classic Scholarship Jazz Brunch in New Orleans. Landrieu delivered the keynote address at the event and said providing quality healthcare to everyone can be done. She says the Affordable Care Act is the answer. **SNIP** Landrieu added, "So despite the fact there are some leaders in our state that say no and pull out the rug -- we are going to say yes and we're going to lay down a foundation. We're going to keep fighting to do...
  • Healthcare website enters critical phase, unclear if fixes are enough (Husseincare 21.2)

    11/30/2013 5:09:12 PM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies
    **SNIP** In Pennsylvania, Ted Trevorrow described errors that he said show problems deep inside HealthCare.gov. Trevorrow, who works for a nonprofit group called Resources for Human Development, tried to help a man on Saturday who has created two applications because of technical snafus - one by phone, and one online - and cannot access either of them. "He ran into some sort of technical glitch, and now it will require the intervention of a programmer," Trevorrow said. Another client hit an inexplicable wall in the subsidy eligibility process. "The system just stopped and wouldn't go any further," said Trevorrow. "It...
  • The Obama Who Stole Thanksgiving (pimping Husseincare)

    11/28/2013 6:11:22 AM PST · by Libloather · 26 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 11/28/13 | Daniel Greenfield
    **SNIP** The “Health Care for the Holidays” page on BarackObama.com, promoted by his wife, urges his remaining devoted followers to “pledge” to push ObamaCare on family members and advises “integrating the talk into family time.” Because there’s nothing that says “family time” like teaching people to hijack family dinners to become used health care salesmen; BarackObama.com offers sales tips like “Make it memorable,” “Be Persistent, but keep it positive” and “Find a quiet place.” That last tip will prevent other family members from hearing their screams of horror at the size of their new ObamaCare premiums and deductibles. These aren’t...
  • (Exempt) Democrats Fear Obamacare Will Cost Them The Senate

    11/26/2013 4:02:42 AM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    National Journal ^ | 11/26/13 | Josh Kraushaar
    Last week, President Obama's pollster Joel Benenson sent a memo to congressional Democrats encouraging them to refocus attention on the economy and ignore the health care chaos that has consumed the administration for the last two months. The three-page set of talking points argued that the media's relentless focus on the Obamacare website is a "distraction" from more important work on the minds of voters. But for Senate Democrats who backed the unpopular legislation, avoiding the subject isn't so easy. Republicans are armed with reams of polling data showing how the health care law could overturn the Democrats' majority, and...
  • Insurance industry warns against fix (Hussein makes things worse)

    11/17/2013 3:37:35 PM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/17/13 | Julian Pecquet
    Top insurance industry officials warned Sunday that President Obama's push to delay health plan cancellations would only make things worse. Obama announced his proposed fix last week after insurers cancelled millions of individual market policies. The cancellations have created a massive political headache for Democratic lawmakers and a president who repeatedly asserted that Americans would be able to keep their plans. “We have a policy disagreement,” Karen Ignagni, head of the industry group America's Health Insurance Plans, told "Fox News Sunday." “When you set rules in place, and an industry meets them, and then the rules are changed, that creates......
  • GOP: No cover for Dems on O-Care vote (“It’s like quicksand")

    11/17/2013 3:17:38 PM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/17/13 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Republicans say Democrats who voted for a bill Friday to let insurers offer limited plans cancelled under ObamaCare won't save themselves from the political fallout of the bill in 2014. Nearly every vulnerable Democrat in the House voted for the fix. But Republicans argue that, if anything, those votes are just examples of Washington duplicity — and they won’t let voters forget it. “The clear lie and rank hypocrisy on health coverage will be a major issue next year,” said Dan Conston, communications director for the Congressional Leadership Fund, a GOP super Pac. “They’re caught in a lie that’s going...
  • Stop digging. Start over. (Hussein's hometown paper calls for repeal)

    11/17/2013 2:49:44 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    **SNIP** So, what Obama presented Thursday as a favor looks like one more mess for state governments, insurers and ... American citizens. Under the policy Obama articulated, the states and insurers aren't required to do anything. The American citizens? Under Obamacare, they're still required to have health insurance. Or pay a government fine. Note that the president's intent to enable the extension of policies his administration deems inferior also contradicts a key tenet of Obamacare: the guarantee that (almost) every private health plan in the nation must offer a lengthy list of mandated benefits. On some level, then, the president...
  • The (exempt) President’s panic attack over ObamaCare

    11/17/2013 7:11:19 AM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/16/13 | Yuval Levin
    The most important thing about the policy move announced by President Obama on Thursday is not its practical significance — which is frankly very hard to predict — but rather what it tells us about the mindset of the president and his top lieutenants. In that respect, the past few days have marked a significant change, and signaled a new and unprecedented level of panic and chaos. **SNIP** If the Senate Democrats championing the Landrieu bill (which would impose a guaranteed ­renewability requirement on all 2013 plans, overriding ObamaCare’s qualified-coverage mandates) got their way, they would expose deep divisions in...
  • The sinking ship of Obamacare (Hussein can “take care that the laws be faithfully executed")

    11/16/2013 5:20:53 AM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/15/13 | Kathleen Parker
    Let’s recap: If you like your insurance policy, you can keep it. No, wait. If you liked your policy, it was probably worthless anyway. Scratch that. If your junk policy was canceled and you still want it, you can keep it. Er, get it back. Whatever. **SNIP** The only prohibition is that the president not fail to execute the law owing to his opposition to a policy. Obviously, this is not the case here. As a political matter, it is also obvious that Obama is merely trying to right his own sinking ship, especially after Bill Clinton’s undoubtedly heartfelt advice...
  • The Obamacare “Fix” Scam

    11/14/2013 2:30:21 AM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11/14/13 | Derek Hunter
    **SNIP** Support in Congress from Democrats for these “if you like your plan you can keep it” bills is growing. The biggest defection from the White House line came when Sen. Diane Feinstein, D-Calif., said she would co-sponsor legislation Sen. Mary Landrieu, R-La., is pushing that will allow people who’ve lost coverage they like to keep it. Landrieu is up of re-election next year in a red state, so her motives are clear. Feinstein isn’t, and even if she were she could execute puppies on live TV and still win by 20 points. But there are a couple of problems...
  • Think ObamaCare Is Bad Now? It Gets Worse Next Year

    11/13/2013 3:40:59 PM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    IBD ^ | 11/12/13 | BETSY MCCAUGHEY
    'Substandard" and "cut-rate" is what President Obama calls the health plans that millions of Americans have lost, even though they wanted to keep them. Backpedaling on his promise that "if you like your plan, you can keep your plan," Obama is now telling Americans another whopper: The insurance they can get on ObamaCare exchanges is a better deal. Don't believe him.
  • (Exempt) Obamacare Authors Not Really on Board With This "Gut Obamacare" Idea

    11/13/2013 3:27:12 PM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Slate ^ | 11/13/13 | David Weigel
    As she walked into the Senate's weekly party luncheon, Landrieu claimed that leadership was warming up to her bill. "Every day we pick up new sponsors," she said. When asked whether her bill would effectively gut the implementation of Obamacare, she shook her head. "That's not true," said Landrieu. "What my bill would do is allow 5 percent of the American people who had individual coverage, that were ensured as of such-and-such a date, to keep their insurance. My bill says permanently—there might be other bills that say two years or three years. Throughout that time, many of the people...
  • Report: Fewer than 50K have signed up at HealthCare.gov

    11/11/2013 2:06:20 PM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/11/13 | Elise Viebeck
    Fewer than 50,000 people have successfully purchased private healthcare coverage using the struggling ObamaCare enrollment site, according to a report. The figure represents about one-tenth of an initial enrollment target from the Obama administration that has been cited by Republican lawmakers. The report by the Wall Street Journal, citing two people familiar with the matter, comes as federal health officials prepare to release official sign-up figures from healthcare.gov for the first time later this week. The administration has sought to lower expectations about the number, citing problems with HealthCare.gov and consumers' tendency to purchase health coverage close to deadlines. Health...
  • Could Kay Hagan (RAT period-NC) feel effects of President's apology?

    11/10/2013 2:50:13 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    ABC Local ^ | 11/08/13 | Heather Waliga
    **SNIP** State Republicans say Hagan misled the public when she tried to sell the healthcare overhaul to North Carolinians in a 2009 speech on the Senate floor. "People who like their insurance and their doctors keep them," said Hagan then. The North Carolina GOP says Hagan should be held accountable for promises she made about the Affordable Care Act. "When you come out in very absolute terms, 'You can keep your doctor,' period. 'You can keep you plan,' period," said N.C. GOP Chairman Claude Pope. "That's a pretty absolute statement, and for them to make those statements knowing that they...