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  • Dow close down more than 720 points amid news of Trump's planned tariffs on China

    03/22/2018 1:46:11 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 70 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 22, 2018
    The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged more than 700 points today amids Wall Street fears of a potential trade war with China sparked by punishing tariffs announced by President Donald Trump.
  • CDC Should Put America First

    02/07/2018 6:46:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | February 7, 2018 | Betsy McCaughey
    Under President Obama, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sent money and staff to distant parts of the globe while neglecting life-threatening health crises under our noses. Dr. Thomas Frieden, who headed the CDC then, is joining a chorus of globalists bashing President Trump's decision to end funding for the CDC's overseas projects in dozens of countries. Frieden charges the cuts will "endanger lives in our country." Sounds scary, but the facts prove otherwise. Trump will spend the money here instead, where it's urgently needed. As Trump searches for a new CDC director, it's time to put America first...
  • Trump Rescues Pro-Life Docs and Nurses

    01/24/2018 8:29:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | January 24, 2018 | Betsy McCaughey
    Last Thursday, the Trump administration came to the rescue of pro-life nurses and doctors who accuse hospital employers of pressuring them to perform abortions against their religion. A new Conscience and Religious Freedom office within the Department of Health and Human Services will hear complaints from anti-abortion medical personnel who claim they're getting fired or retaliated against for their beliefs. Abortion rights groups are protesting that this Trump administration initiative amounts to a frontal assault on a woman's right to choose. Abortion rights advocates say doctors and nurses who don't want to perform abortions should go into another line of...
  • Single-Payer a Danger for Cancer Patients

    01/10/2018 7:31:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | January 10, 2018 | Betsy McCaughey
    Today, breast cancer kills 39 percent fewer women than 25 years ago. Prostate cancer kills 52 percent fewer men, the American Cancer Society announced last week. You can thank new technologies that detect cancer early and defeat it for many of the lives saved. Americans diagnosed with most types of cancer have better odds of surviving it in the U.S. than anywhere else on the planet. But watch out. These staggering achievements are at risk. A chorus of Democratic politicians is kicking off 2018 with renewed calls for universal, government-run health care. Leading the pack for single-payer are presidential contenders...
  • Congress Poised to Bailout Insurers, Fleece Taxpayers

    10/25/2017 9:56:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies ^ | October 25, 2017 | Betsy McCaughey
    Democrats and some Republicans in Congress are pushing for a $10 billion a year payout to insurance companies that sell Obamacare plans. President Trump calls it "bailing out" the insurance industry. Truer words were never spoken. The politicians backing this sweetheart deal claim it will protect consumers. Don't fall for it. The money will go straight to the bottom lines of insurers -- who enjoy tremendous clout in Washington, D.C., thanks to over $85 million in campaign contributions and over $150 million spent on lobbying every year. The deal's authors, Sen. Lamar Alexander, R. Tenn., and Sen. Patty Murray, D....
  • McCaughey on Health Care: Ryan 'Looks Like a Boy Scout But Wasn't Prepared'

    03/27/2017 4:43:37 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3-27-17 | Cavuto
    Former Lieutenant Gov. Betsy McCaughey (R-New York) said Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) misled Congress and President Trump as he crafted the failed ObamaCare replacement bill. "He looks like a boy scout but he wasn't prepared," McCaughey, author of "Beating ObamaCare" said, in reference to the Boy Scout motto of 'Be Prepared'.
  • The GOP's Obamacare Replacement Will Boost Jobs and Cut Taxes

    03/13/2017 2:58:00 PM PDT · by KC Burke · 27 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 10, 2017 | Betsey McCaughey
    Ignore the grandstanding on Capitol Hill and the noise coming from town-hall protests around the nation. The Republican bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare will boost your chances of getting a job and cut your tax bill, not to mention your insurance costs. The repeal bill — called the American Health Care Act — also will stave off a tidal wave of future Medicaid spending that threatens to drown the states and Uncle Sam in red ink. Here’s how. No more penalties. If you’re among the 8 million people getting whacked with a tax penalty for not enrolling in an...
  • The GOP’s ObamaCare replacement will boost jobs and cut taxes

    03/11/2017 9:04:56 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 10, 2017 | By Betsy McCaughey
    Ignore the grandstanding on Capitol Hill and the noise coming from town-hall protests around the nation. The Republican bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare will boost your chances of getting a job and cut your tax bill, not to mention your insurance costs. The repeal bill — called the American Health Care Act — also will stave off a tidal wave of future Medicaid spending that threatens to drown the states and Uncle Sam in red ink. Here’s how. No more penalties. If you’re among the 8 million people getting whacked with a tax penalty for not enrolling in an...
  • Ex-Trump Adviser: Ryan Should Be Replaced If He Can't Execute On ObamaCare

    02/26/2017 5:05:15 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 46 replies ^ | 02/26/17
    A former economic advisor to President Trump’s campaign says someone else should replace Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) if he can’t get an ObamaCare replacement through Congress. “Paul Ryan isn’t doing his job,” Betsy McCaughey, a former Republican lieutenant governor of New York, told radio host John Catsimatidis in an interview broadcast Sunday on AM 970 in New York. “If he can’t do his job as Speaker, to hold these Republicans together and get a repeal and replace bill through, somebody else should be Speaker.” McCaughey said “ObamaCare is in a death spiral,” but accused Ryan of wanting "ObamaCare light" and...
  • Only one candidate has a plan for a booming economy

    09/21/2016 7:35:14 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 7 replies
    New York Post ^ | 20 Sep, 2016 | Betsy Mccaughey
    The choice for voters is clear: a tax cut from Donald Trump or a pay cut courtesy of Hillary Clinton. Trump is promising to slash income taxes to zero for millions of people currently paying them, and to reduce the tax bite on everyone else except the mega-rich. Clinton, by contrast, isn’t cutting income tax rates for anyone. Instead, she’s campaigning to raise business taxes, despite warnings it will cause wages to plummet and the economy to tank. No wonder Trump is moving up in the polls. Most Americans are still making less than they did in 2007. The mainstream...
  • Obama is gutting Medicare

    06/23/2016 12:23:35 AM PDT · by Boomer · 37 replies
    The New York Post ^ | June 21, 2016 | Betsy McCaughey
    Under the guise of “reform,” President Obama is dismantling Medicare — dooming seniors to needless pain and disability and shortening their lives. The stakes are high, because Medicare and the access it gives patients to medical innovations have transformed aging. Before Medicare, older folks languished in nursing homes or wheelchairs with crippling illnesses. Now, seniors dodge that fate, thanks to hip and knee replacements, cataract operations and heart procedures — all paid for by Medicare.
  • Obama looting the Treasury to pay off insurers (staving off O/Care collapse)

    02/22/2016 4:10:30 AM PST · by Liz · 14 replies
    NYPOST.COM ^ | 2/21/16 | Betsy McCaughey, senior fellow at the London Center for Po
    UnitedHealthcare and Aetna insurers are losing billions trying to sell ObamaCare plans. In 2014, the WH tried to avert disaster by promising insurers a taxpayer-funded bailout, but public outrage and quick action by Sen Marco Rubio put a stop to it. Desperate to keep insurers on board, they are now dipping into public money. On Feb. 12, the administration announced a whopping $7.7 billion to insurers, just this year taken from reinsurance fees....paid whether you buy your own plan or get covered at work, or if employer self-insures..... the fee is buried in your premium or taken out of...
  • Obama is looting the Treasury to pay off insurers

    02/22/2016 4:49:03 AM PST · by BradtotheBone · 15 replies
    The New York Post ^ | February 21, 2016 | Betsy McCaughey
    The Obama administration will tell any lie and break any law to prevent the president’s signature health-care program from collapsing. Insurance companies such as UnitedHealthcare and Aetna are losing billions trying to sell ObamaCare plans, and the risk is they’ll drop out at the end of 2016. No insurance companies means no ObamaCare. In 2014, the White House tried to avert that disaster by promising insurers a taxpayer-funded bailout, but public outrage and quick action by Sen. Marco Rubio put a stop to it. Now the administration is at it again. Desperate to keep insurers on board, the administration scrambled...
  • Wake up, Obama, climate change has been happening forever

    09/08/2015 8:39:02 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 8, 2015 | Betsy McCaughey,senior fellow at the London Center for Policy Research
    President Obama hiked to Exit Glacier in Alaska last week, with photographers in tow, to send the world a message: The glacier is melting.Obama blames it on the increasing use of fossil fuels such as coal,oil and natural gas,which he wants to restrict not only in the United States but worldwide. The photo op was designed to build support for an international climate agreement he’s pushing hard to sell, so far with little success......Exit Glacier has been shrinking for 200 years—since 1815—long before widespread industrialization and automobiles. As the president ended his trip,he sounded the alarm again: “This state’s climate...
  • Obama's Climate Hubris

    08/05/2015 10:53:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | August 5, 2015 | Betsy McCaughey
    This week, President Obama is hailing his Clean Power Plan as "the single most important step America has ever taken in the fight against global climate change." Obama is posing as the environment's savior, just as he did in 2008, when he promised his presidency would mark "the moment when ... the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal." Seven years later, that messianic legacy is in doubt. Obama's Clean Power Plan has never had legislative support, even when his own party controlled both houses of Congress. Now he's trying to impose it without...
  • The science on isolating health care workers

    10/29/2014 10:39:34 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    Human Events ^ | October 29, 2014 | Betsy McCaughey
    On Monday, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention head Thomas Frieden announced a new policy on health care workers returning from Ebola-plagued West Africa. Parroting President Obama’s Saturday radio address, Frieden cautioned that Americans must be “guided by the science,” not fear. Sorry. The Obama administration’s halfway approach is based on political correctness, not science. And it is a gamble. According to Frieden, about five health care workers fly back from West Africa to the U.S. every day, landing at Chicago, Newark, Atlanta, New York’s JFK or Dulles outside of Washington, D.C. For months, the CDC did almost nothing to...
  • Watch Out, Grandma: ObamaCare risks for the elderly

    05/19/2014 2:10:42 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | 05/18/2014 | Betsy McCaughey
    On May 7, the Obama administration boasted that ObamaCare was improving health-care quality for seniors, and it pulled out a bag of statistical tricks to prove it. But a closer look shows that it’s not improving care. It’s skimping on it, socking seniors with unexpected bills for “observation care” and likely shortening their lives. President Obama’s Department of Health and Human Services announced that fewer seniors discharged from the hospital are returning for additional care within a month’s time. HHS claims that this drop in “readmissions,” from 18.5 percent in 2012 to 17.5 percent in 2013, signals quality improvement. Nationwide,...
  • Nonpayment of ObamaCare Premiums Could Cost Doctors

    04/24/2014 8:24:51 AM PDT · by lbryce · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 24, 2014 | Jim Angle
    While the debate continues over how many ObamaCare enrollees are actually paying their premiums, one aspect of the law temporarily rewards those who actually stop paying – and doctors may wind up bearing the cost. “This law provides a 90-day grace period for people who have subsidized ObamaCare exchange plans and stopped paying their premium," said Betsy McCaughey, health care author and former New York lieutenant governor. But the insurance companies are only obligated to cover the first 30 days of the 90-day grace period
  • Did Justice Kagan embarrass herself during the Hobby Lobby oral arguments?

    03/30/2014 11:39:03 AM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3/30/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    If Betsey McCaughey is correct (and I bet she is, because she has not only read the entire ObamaCare bill, she has written a book about it), Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan publicly humiliated herself during the oral arguments on the Hobby Lobby case, revealing that she either did not read the law, or failed to comprehend it if she did so. Writing in the New York Sun, McCaughey lays out what is wrong with the Justice’s declaration about Obamacare: she asserted that the statute itself mandates provision of birth control. Not one word in the Affordable Care Act guarantees...
  • Obama Silences Critics With IRS

    President Obama is using the Internal Revenue Service to silence employers unhappy about Obamacare. That’s the hidden purpose behind the employer mandate delay announced on February 10th. The administration released 227 pages of mind-numbing regulations ridiculously billed as making “ the compliance process simpler and easier” for employers. Hidden in the gobbledy-gook (on pages 125-6) is a requirement that employers sign a statement to the IRS, meaning under penalty of perjury, that they have not reduced the number of employees or cut hours to shield themselves from the costs of Obamacare. Democrats running for re-election this fall are desperate to...