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  • Sources: White House told insurance execs to keep quiet on Obamacare

    10/31/2013 11:27:11 AM PDT · by yoe · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | October 30, 2013 | Drew Griffin and Chris Frates
    White House officials have pressured insurance industry executives to keep quiet amid mounting criticism over Obamacare's rollout, insurance industry sources told CNN.[snip] After insurance officials publicly criticized the implementation, White House staffers contacted insurers to express their displeasure, industry insiders said. Multiple sources declined to speak publicly about the push back because they fear retribution. [snip] "The White House is exerting massive pressure on the industry, including the trade associations, to keep quiet," he said. Laszewski, who's been a vocal critic of Obamacare, said he's been asked by insurance executives to speak out because they feel defenseless against an administration...
  • Barack Obama: Passage of Health Care Marks a New Season in America

    03/23/2010 8:39:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies · 913+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | March 23, 2010 | Barack Hussein Obama
    Today, after almost a century of trying; today, after over a year of debate; today, after all the votes have been tallied — health insurance reform becomes law in the United States of America. Today. It is fitting that Congress passed this historic legislation this week. For as we mark the turning of spring, we also mark a new season in America. In a few moments, when I sign this bill, all of the overheated rhetoric over reform will finally confront the reality of reform. And while the Senate still has a last round of improvements to make on this...
  • Another Obama BIG LIE: Health Insurance Profits

    10/25/2009 12:37:05 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 4 replies · 394+ views
    WSJ/Yahoo News/The Lid ^ | 10/25/09 | The Lid
    In Barack Obama's vision of America, people are not allowed to disagree with the president's position. Even of facts are used, dissent must be crushed. Such it is with the the insurance industry "Even as America's families have been battered by spiraling health care costs, health insurance companies and their executives have reaped windfall profits from a broken system." Barack Obama July 2009 Two weeks ago when the Insurance Industry released a study showing that Obamacare would actually increase costs, the POTUS went on a rampage once again: It’s smoke and mirrors. It’s bogus. And it’s all too familiar. Every...
  • Insurers In Black Hats

    08/17/2009 5:55:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies · 768+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 17, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Health Insurance: Driven by focus groups, the administration and Congress rail against insurance companies to get ObamaCare passed. So why have they been protecting the insurance companies from real competition?In a recent stop in North Carolina, President Obama told the crowd that our existing health care system "works well for the insurance industry, but it doesn't always work well for you." This shift from discussing what's in his plan to fighting the insurance bogeyman is no accident. In June, Joel Benenson, the president's chief pollster, told the Economic Club of Canada, where health care is a public scandal, that the...
  • Dems abandoning leadership advice

    08/16/2009 12:38:41 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 127 replies · 6,483+ views
    The Hill ^ | 08/16/09 01:30 PM [ET] | Jared Allen
    Dems abandoning leadership advice By Jared Allen Posted: 08/16/09 01:30 PM [ET] An August in which Democrats were supposed to return home to sell the merits of a universal healthcare plan has turned into one where members are publicly fending for themselves. Some have even shunned the talking points and tactics their leaders encouraged them to use to gin up support for the Democratic healthcare bill as they’ve engaged with sometimes hostile constituents. Rep. John Yarmuth (D-Ky.) recently lashed out at Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) recommended talking points aimed at the insurance industry, and criticized her approach in a letter...
  • Insurance Industry Fights Back Against Democratic Party Smears

    08/04/2009 3:10:35 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 6 replies · 411+ views
    The Hill/The Lid ^ | 8/4/09 | The Lid
    If you enjoy the attack against the insurance industry, you are going to be a very happy person. The wonks at the White House have decided the only way to turn around the negative reaction to Obamacare, is to make the insurance industry the ultimate villain. That's why Nancy Pelosi sent home her "Can't make a Judgment for themselves" congress with orders to blame the Insurance Industry for everything (except for the economy--for that they have to continue blaming Bush). The fact unacknowledged by Pelosi, is that AHIP (the Insurance Industry's trade association) made their own proposal in December that...
  • Should You Fear Your SUV?

    01/31/2004 3:59:56 PM PST · by Gone_Postal · 38 replies · 339+ views
    Today on Netscape ^ | 01\31\04 | Eric Peters
    It's one thing to criticize SUVs for using more gas than the typical passenger car--even to dislike them on aesthetic grounds. But to argue they're less safe than the typical passenger car--as NHTSA's Dr. Jeffrey Runge has implied--or to accuse them of befouling the environment is quite another. Part of the attempted crucifixion of SUVs relies on selling half-truths about government and insurance-industry crash-test data. SUVs are often portrayed as "menaces" because when they are involved in collisions with the average passenger car--which is much smaller and lighter than the average SUV--the smaller car almost always suffers disproportionately more damage....
  • A dispute gone awry (Another bonehead police story along with abuse of the Baker Act)

    10/23/2003 4:02:06 AM PDT · by Beck_isright · 8 replies · 549+ views
    Sarasota Herald Tribune ^ | 10-19-03 | ROBERT PATRICK
    A dispute gone awry Neighborhood feud leads to claim of Baker Act abuse LONGBOAT KEY -- When deputies came to Jean Pierre Villar's home to commit him to a mental hospital, he tried to convince them he was the victim of a neighborhood feud gone too far. Villar, 40, wanted the deputies to come in and talk to him. He'd recently had back surgery, requiring him to wear a back brace and use a walker to get around. He needed to explain he was in no condition to go anywhere. But the deputies had their instructions: A commitment order, signed...