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  • Vatican Cardinal: If Catholic employers provide contraceptive coverage they cooperate in sin

    04/10/2012 12:39:30 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Life Site News ^ | April 10, 2012 | Jenn Giroux
    WASHINGTON, April 10, 2012 ( - The upcoming episode of Catholic Action Insight hosted by Thomas McKenna to air on EWTN on Wednesday, April 11 at 2:30pm and April 13 at 9:00pm EST will surely ignite discussion among Catholics on the impending mandate which is an attack on religious liberty.  In this interview, Cardinal Raymond Burke speaks out for the first time in a public interview on matters of faith, religious liberty, and culpability in relation to this threatened mandate for employers. “We are very blessed to be granted this interview with Cardinal Raymond Burke who explains the Catholic...
  • MF Global judge weighs release of insurance money (to pay for RAT Corzine's legal bills)

    04/06/2012 12:29:41 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/02/12 | Nick Brown, Aruna Viswanatha
    MF Global judge weighs release of insurance moneyBy Nick Brown and Aruna Viswanatha | Reuters – Mon, Apr 2, 2012 (Reuters) - An MF Global bankruptcy trustee asked a judge on Monday to release $25 million in insurance money to pay defense costs for Jon Corzine and other former MF Global officers facing civil lawsuits over the broker's October collapse. If paid out now, the money, part of $375 million in total insurance funds from multiple policies, could save the broker from facing larger claims later, Lorenzo Marinuzzi, an attorney for trustee Louis Freeh, said in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in...
  • Anyone Have a Clue When it Comes to Blue Insurance?

    03/30/2012 7:59:43 PM PDT · by MyHub · 11 replies ^ | 3/28/2012 | John Kiernan
    Do you know who your insurer is? This is neither a trick question, nor a bungling of the famous 1970s parenting PSA. Rather, it’s an honest question that I’d hazard to guess a large segment of the 100 million consumers under the Blue Cross and Blue Shield umbrella would be unable to answer due to the confusing corporate structure behind this association. I mean, do you know the difference between Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska? Probably not, but...
  • Learning Four Lessons from Obamacare

    03/29/2012 8:23:42 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 9 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | March 29, 2012 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Even before the Supreme Court issues its ruling this June, we have learned a great deal from this process. The long history of Obamacare, hopefully already entering its final months, has been as instructive to the student as it has been devastating on the economy. These are certainly not the only lessons we have learned from it, but here are a few worth remembering. LEGISLATION HAS CONSEQUENCES. Even though Obamacare was frontloaded on taxes and backloaded on benefits – it wouldn’t provide a single dollar of real benefits for four years – its effect on the economy was instantaneous. Within...
  • CHRIS MATTHEWS; I’m pretty surprised to learn that the mandate might be unconstitutional

    03/29/2012 6:09:43 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 79 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 29, 2012 | Allahpundit
    ...The problem for the left is that they do not have a lot of interaction with conservatives, whose intellects are often disparaged, ideas are openly mocked, and intentions regularly questioned. Conservative ideas rarely make it onto the pages of most middle- and high-brow publications of news and opinion the left frequents. So, liberals regularly find themselves surprised when their ideas face pushback.
  • Administration Admits to Court: Under Obamacare, Select Group Can Get Health Care, Not Pay for It,

    03/27/2012 11:21:33 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Terence P. Jeffrey ^ | 3/27/12 | CNSNewa
    ( - President Barack Obama has justified the mandate in his health-care law that requires individuals to buy health insurance by arguing that it will eliminate free riders—that is, people who get health care (often from emergency rooms) but, lacking insurance, never pay anything back into the health-care system. "So that's why the individual mandate's important," Obama explained in a speech on Aug. 15, 2011. "Because the basic theory is, look, everybody here at some point or another is going to need medical care, and you can't be a free-rider on everybody else," said Obama. "You can't not have health...
  • Obamacare's Contract Problem

    03/25/2012 2:21:30 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 10 replies
    Patriot Post ^ | March 25, 2012 | George Will
    On Monday the Supreme Court begins three days of oral arguments concerning possible -- actually, probable and various -- constitutional infirmities in Obamacare. The justices have received many amicus briefs, one of which merits special attention because of the elegant scholarship and logic with which it addresses an issue that has not been as central to the debate as it should be.
  • ObamaCare’s consequences for your doctor, your coverage, your bill

    03/22/2012 3:02:30 PM PDT · by landsbaum · 7 replies
    Remember when President Barack Obama assured everyone: “If you like your health-care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health-care plan. Period. No one will take it away, no matter what.” How’d that work out? . . . Remember when Obama said, over and over, that ObamaCare would lower annual family health-insurance premiums by $2,500 before the end of his first term as president? How’d that work out? . . .
  • Romney Won't Sign Up for Medicare

    03/13/2012 11:14:21 AM PDT · by justiceseeker93 · 26 replies
    POLITICO ^ | March 12, 2012 | Jennifer Haberkorn
    Gov. Mitt Romney, who turns 65 today, does not plan to enroll in Medicare, a program he has promised to transform if he wins the White House. The former Massachusetts governor's campaign confirmed to POLITICO Monday that Romney plans to remain on a private health insurance plan and not enroll in Medicare, which provides health coverage to millions of Americans... The decision puts Romney in a tiny minority. A vast majority of seniors chooose to participate in Medicare. Nearly all seniors are automatically enrolled in Medicare Part A, which covers hospital care. But they can choose not to use it....
  • Ann Barnhart on how "Insurance" becomes gateway to COMMUNIST TOTALITARIANISM

    03/13/2012 4:53:19 AM PDT · by wtd · 9 replies ^ | March 13, 2012 | Ann Barnhart
    Explanation of Insurance It's time for this again. It is even better and more prescient now than when I first recorded it last June. The Obama regime has totally perverted the very word "insurance" in classic Communist, Orwellian tradition. Insurance covers catastrophes. Paying in to a centrally-controlled mandated Ponzi scheme that requires that every single expense of your life be run through its hands as the mandatory middle-man, and thus has the power to decide what you will and will not have in your life, and thus controls the entire marketplace itself, is COMMUNIST TOTALITARIANISM, and nothing less. It is...
  • Rush Limbaugh, Sandra Fluke and Why is Contraception Part of Health Insurance Anyway?

    03/06/2012 8:32:09 AM PST · by Qbert · 22 replies
    Forbes ^ | 3/3/2011 | Tim Worstall
    From what’s being reported Rush Limbaugh said about Sandra Fluke he owes the young lady an apology. Just on the basic issue of good manners if nothing else. However, that’s not the part of the larger story that interests me. I’m simply terribly confused as to why anyone at all would want contraception to be part of a heath care insurance scheme... [Snip] Just for a moment, for the purposes of my argument here, leave aside whether a Jesuit organisation really should be forced to provide contraception...[Snip] I’m interested purely and simply in the use of an insurance model as...
  • Insurance should give me a gun

    03/06/2012 6:12:55 AM PST · by radioone · 16 replies
    Don Surber Dailymail ^ | 3-6-12 | Don Surber
    Providing free birth control is fine for 30-year-old law students, but what about us 58-year-old monogamists? Free birth control does nothing for my wife’s health or mine. And remember, it is all about me. And Sandra Fluke’s call too have health insurance cover transgender surgery does nothing for me either. Robert Stacy McCain has the story. What I could use is a gun. Nothing too expensive or flashy. A 38 would do. Same deal as The Pill. No co-payment or deductibles. Each month, I get a 30-day supply of ammo just like Miss Fluke will get with her pills. Naw,...
  • Flukes Testimony

    03/04/2012 1:54:02 PM PST · by Netizen · 114 replies · 2+ views
    Law Students for Reprodutive Justice ^ | March 2012 | Sandra Fluke
    This is the html version of the file Page 1 Leader Pelosi, Members of Congress, good morning, and thank you for calling this hearing on women’s health and allowing me to testify on behalf of the women who will benefit from the Affordable Care Act contraceptive coverage regulation. Myname is Sandra Fluke, and I’m a third year student at Georgetown Law, a Jesuit school. I’m also a past president of Georgetown Law Students for Reproductive Justice or LSRJ. I’d like to acknowledge my fellow LSRJ members and allies and all of the student activists with us and thank them...
  • The Ticking Time Bomb in Your Dashboard - The high cost of aging air bags

    02/27/2012 6:50:44 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 100 replies · 2+ views
    Air bags -- driver and front seat passenger air bags -- have been mandatory in cars since the mid-1990s. That means there are now millions of older cars on the road with air bags. These air bags are ticking time bombs, financially speaking (and otherwise; more on that below) because of the ever-less-favorable ratio between the value of the car itself and the cost to repair the car if the air bags go off. Here's what I mean: Let's say you own a 2000 model Toyota Corolla. It's still running great and you hope to be able to drive it...
  • 9/11 Hijacker Mohamed Atta: The New Face of Auto Insurance

    02/23/2012 12:54:49 PM PST · by gabriellah · 11 replies
    TheCollegeConservative ^ | 02/23/2012 | Kenneth Depew
    The Arizona debate was complete. There I was, checking some Tweets and taking a last look at Facebook before I went to bed. But before I closed my notebook, I noticed an oddly familiar face staring back at me from the right margin of my Facebook page, in the form of a Facebook-approved advertisement. His eyes are deeply set; his black hair sits atop his squarish shaped head opposed by his well-defined square jaw. I knew his face, I’d seen him before, it had been a while, but where? It was Mohamed Atta, the ringleader of the 19 hijackers who...
  • Freep a Poll! (Catholic University in Nebraska. should they pay for birth control?)

    02/22/2012 10:43:23 AM PST · by dynachrome · 10 replies ^ | 2-22-12 |
    Should colleges be required to offer prescriptions for or cover birth control? Yes No Cover but not prescribe Prescribe but not cover I'm not sure
  • Angry Patients Stuck With Big Medical Bills After “Bait And Switch”

    02/15/2012 3:18:25 PM PST · by qaz123 · 55 replies
    WBZ-TV ^ | February 14, 2012 | Joe Shortsleeve
    BOSTON (CBS) – The national health care reform law requires insurance companies to cover 100% of the cost of screening tests for dozens of potentially deadly diseases. But thousands of patients are finding out the hard way that free doesn’t always mean free. When Jim Dungee had his first colonoscopy, doctors found several polyps, which are a precursor to colon cancer. “Therefore, I had to come back in three years,” he said. The three year mark was back in December. Knowing the test could save his life, Jim did not hesitate to make an appointment. He even called his insurance...
  • Boxer: Insurance rights trumps religious rights

    02/15/2012 7:58:13 AM PST · by Nachum · 54 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/15/12 | W Charlie Spiering
    Senator Boxer warned yesterday that if the HHS contraception mandate was repealed it would set a dangerous precedence of religious rights trumping the right to be insured. On MSNBC's Politics Nation with Al Sharpton last night, Boxer affirmed that under the proposed amendment proposed by Sen. Roy Blunt, an employer would not be forced by the government to pay for medical practices against his religion. "I mean, are they serious? Sharpton exclaimed, "How do you make a law where an employer can decide his own religious beliefs violate your right to be insured?" "Oh Absolutely," Boxer said,
  • On Healthcare Reform, That's Not the Patient on the Table

    02/12/2012 6:10:04 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 5 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | February 12, 2012 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    On January 20, 2012, the Obama administration announced a clarification – one of many – on its requirement that all insurance policies must cover contraceptives, sterilization, abortions, and abortion-causing drugs (such as RU-486). From the beginning, there had been a foolish assumption that Obamacare would not cover abortion – Bart Stupak and others even voted for it on the president’s commitment that it would not. As if anyone with an ounce of sense would ever believe that this president would ever take a position contrary to one of his party’s most dependable and key constituents, the abortion lobby. When, over...

    02/11/2012 9:01:36 AM PST · by nicmarlo · 29 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/11/2012 | Myles Miller
    Medical insurance premiums in the United States are on the rise, the chief architect of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul has told The Daily Caller.Massachusetts Institute of Technology economist Jonathan Gruber, who also devised former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s statewide health care reforms, is backtracking on an analysis he provided the White House in support of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, informing officials in three states that the price of insurance premiums will dramatically increase under the reforms. In an email to The Daily Caller, Gruber framed this new reality in terms of the same human self-interest that some...