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  • NPR: A Ruling Against Obamacare Would Have Broad Implications

    03/04/2015 1:57:17 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 57 replies ^ | 03/04/2015 | John Ydstie
    Supporters of the Affordable Care Act gather in front of the U.S Supreme Court during a rally Wednesday. The court heard arguments in the case and is expected to announce its decision in June. The Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in a case that could end Obamacare subsidies for policyholders in a majority of states, including Texas, Florida, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Ohio. If the court sides with the plaintiffs, it would mean millions of people could no longer afford health insurance.The challenge to the Obamacare subsidies comes in the case King vs. Burwell. The plaintiffs point to a passage in...
  • America: Your benefactor is never the state

    10/24/2014 7:29:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies ^ | 10/24/2014 | Ilana Mercer
    The marketplace brings plenty; the state does the opposite. Yet not a day goes by when consumers, ignorant of the forces that feed, clothe, cure, employ, entertain them and innovate for them, don’t demand that those who’ve done nothing of the kind – the McCains, Obamas, Bushes, Clintons, Keith Alexanders, Lois Lerners, Eric Holders of the world – proceed with force against those who do nothing but. Expect the anti-Wal-Mart jousting to begin, because Wal-Mart has done it again. To fill the need created by the Obamacare wrecking ball, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., is venturing into the business of providing primary...
  • Zero Enroll in New LA Plan on Obamacare’s First Day

    10/03/2013 2:20:00 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 31 replies
    national review ^ | October 2, 2013 | Andrew Johnson
    Louisiana’s top health-insurance provider said that not a single person enrolled in a new health-care plan offered through the Affordable Care Act on its first day.
  • Obamacare can be defunded without Senate approval

    10/03/2013 3:32:21 AM PDT · by blueyon · 77 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 10/2/13 | Christopher Collins
    When the House passed legislation to defund ObamaCare but would keep the government running through mid-December, the Senate, led by Senate Majority Leader, Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) stated that they would not budge on Obamacare and the legislation was defeated. On Monday, Dr. Harold Pease, an expert on the United States Constitution, stated that the authority in dealing with Obamacare funding belongs to the U.S. House, not the U.S. Senate and that the House is doing this all wrong. Pease said, “Everything hinged upon funding which was given exclusively to the House of Representatives, the only power that they alone...
  • Most Popular Question at How to Get Exemption From Lack-of-Coverage Penalty Fee?

    09/30/2013 10:43:53 AM PDT · by grundle · 9 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | September 30, 2013 | JERYL BIER
    One day away from the launch of the Obamacare marketplaces, the question most on the minds people visiting the website is not about coverage, but rather about avoiding the penalty, or tax, for not having health insurance. As of Monday morning, here is how the website listed its "Most Popular" items:
  • Obama Inc. to Deny Cancer Treatments by Redefining What “Cancer” Is

    09/30/2013 9:33:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 09/30/2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    The death panels aren’t going to come through the front door. They’re going to sneak up on you from behind with piano wire. On July 29, 2013, a working group for the National Cancer Institute (the main government agency for cancer research) published a paper proposing that the term “cancer” be reserved for lesions with a reasonable likelihood of killing the patient if left untreated. Slower growing tumors would be called a different name such as “indolent lesions of epithelial origin” (IDLE).Their justification was that modern medical technology now allows doctors to detect small, slow-growing tumors that likely wouldn’t be...
  • Obama to Congress: ‘Knock it Off’on Budget Brinkmanship [Little Man Turns to Arrogance]

    09/30/2013 5:56:05 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 63 replies
    Time ^ | 9/27/13 | Charlotte Alter
    Obama told Republicans Friday that it’s a fool’s errand for them to use the threat of a government shutdown to gut his signature healthcare law, decrying what he called “political grandstanding” that is hurting the American economy. With Republicans seeing both the looming expiration of government funding and the need to increase the country’s borrowing limit as pressure points to extract political concessions on the healthcare law, the president said bluntly: “I said that yesterday and I’m gonna repeat it: that’s not gonna happen.” “A lot of what is taking place right now is political grandstanding,” Obama told reporters at...
  • NYT: Hospital, doctor choices may be rationed on new health exchanges

    09/24/2013 5:03:06 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 21 replies
    NBC ^ | 09/23/13 | Robert Pear The New York Times
    Federal officials often say that health insurance will cost consumers less than expected under President Obama’s health care law. But they rarely mention one big reason: many insurers are significantly limiting the choices of doctors and hospitals available to consumers. From California to Illinois to New Hampshire, and in many states in between, insurers are driving down premiums by restricting the number of providers who will treat patients in their new health plans. When insurance marketplaces open on Oct. 1, most of those shopping for coverage will be low- and moderate-income people for whom price is paramount. To hold down...
  • Next step: Defund Obamacare by preventing a vote on defunding Obamacare

    09/20/2013 12:35:12 PM PDT · by The Old Hoosier · 14 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | 9/20/13 | David Freddoso
    So, the House has voted for a government spending bill that defunds Obamacare. Next step: Get it through the Senate, right? Wrong. In fact, if you vote to bring this House-passed “defund” bill to the Senate floor, you’re actually helping to fund Obamacare, according to the most vocal proponents of the “defund” strategy. No, I’m not making this up. That’s the actual plan.
  • Hold the line! Defund ObamaCommieCare!! Hell, defund the entire unconstitutional federal behemoth!!

    09/20/2013 11:16:00 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 69 replies
    Sept 20, 2013 | Jim Robinson
    Great first step today by the House! Now the bill goes to the Senate and there's no doubt they'll change it to fund ObamaCare. And then the House must hold the line! Reject the Senate's changes! Defund/kill ObamaCommieCare before it kills us!! If Obama/Reid follow through with their threats to shutdown the government, then the adults in the House, with the full backing of the people, will have an opportunity to pass appropriation bills to fund the essential departments of government department by department. The first appropriations bill to pass should be social security and medicare. This will set the...
  • Obama Warns GOP Against Shutting Down Gov't

    08/23/2013 12:07:49 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 72 replies
    ABC News ^ | Aug 23, 2013 | By Julie Pace
    Casting an eye toward upcoming fiscal fights, President Barack Obama warned Republicans Friday against trying to defund his signature health care law as he vowed to protect spending on education, scientific research and America's infrastructure. Taking questions from college students in central New York, Obama decried the Republican approach as "penny-wise and pound-foolish," predicting the U.S. will fall further and further behind other nations in decades to come unless it prioritizes creating opportunities for young people. "When Congress gets back to Washington, this is going to be a major debate," Obama said during a town hall at Binghamton University. He...
  • 80 House members: Shutdown better than ObamaCare

    08/23/2013 11:55:29 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 34 replies
    FOX News ^ | Aug 23, 2013 | AP
    More than a third of House Republicans urged their leader Thursday to trigger a government shutdown rather than fund the implementation of the health care overhaul they call "ObamaCare." A letter from 80 Republicans asked Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, to resist any spending bills that would accommodate the new health care law, which is nearing a critical stage of signing up millions of Americans for health coverage. Because it's virtually certain that President Obama and the Democratic-controlled Senate would reject such demands, leaders of both parties say the standoff likely would result in a partial shutdown of the federal government,...
  • Senator (Thune) Pushes to Suspend IRS Obamacare Regulations

    05/23/2013 10:17:17 AM PDT · by tflabo · 17 replies
    Patriot Update ^ | 5.22.13 | Patriot Update
    On Tuesday, U.S. Senator John Thune (R-SD) sent aletter to Attorney General Eric Holder and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew questioning the wisdom of placing Sarah Hall Ingram, the embattled former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) commissioner for tax-exempt groups, in charge of Obamacare.
  • Official At Center Of IRS Scandal Got Promotion, Now Runs 'ObamaCare' Division

    05/17/2013 8:50:34 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 5/17/2013 (50 minutes ago) | Ben Wolfgang
    The woman who ran the Internal Revenue Service's tax-exempt organizations division has been promoted, and now heads the agency's health-care office, ABC News reported. Sarah Hall Ingram was commissioner of the embattled IRS office from 2009 to 2012, roughly the period that the agency is accused of singling out Tea Party and conservative groups for extra scrutiny, based on nothing but their political bent. As a firestorm grows around the IRS, Ms. Ingram quietly left the tax-exempt office and was made director of IRS Affordable Care Act Division...
  • House votes for 37th time to repeal Obamacare

    05/17/2013 8:14:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/17/2013 | Rick Moran
    If at first you don't succeed... The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives voted to repeal President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law on Thursday in a symbolic move aimed as much at healing internal Republican rifts as demonstrating dogged party opposition to "Obamacare." "No matter what, Americans will not want a politicized agency to have access to their most personal, intimate health care information or be in charge of important health care decisions," Bachmann said. The 229-195 vote occurred largely along party lines and marked the 37th time the House has voted to repeal or defund the 2010 Patient Protection and...
  • IRS Official in Charge During Tea Party Targeting Now Runs Health Care Office

    05/17/2013 2:54:16 AM PDT · by Makana · 45 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 17, 2013 | John Parkinson, John Portnoy
    The Internal Revenue Service official in charge of the tax-exempt organizations at the time when the unit targeted tea party groups now runs the IRS office responsible for the health care legislation. Sarah Hall Ingram served as commissioner of the office responsible for tax-exempt organizations between 2009 and 2012. But Ingram has since left that part of the IRS and is now the director of the IRS’ Affordable Care Act office, the IRS confirmed to ABC News today. Her successor, Joseph Grant, is taking the fall for misdeeds at the scandal-plagued unit between 2010 and 2012. During at least part...
  • ObamaCare Uncovered: Even Worse Than You Thought

    06/10/2012 10:48:56 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 40 replies
    LiveActionNews ^ | 6/9/12 | Kristi Burton Brown
    In two short minutes, you can find out even more things than you’ve heard before about what’s wrong with ObamaCare. (And this doesn’t even cover it all, folks.) We knew it was bad – we knew it was really bad – but did we know it was this bad? I mean, seriously, $100-a-day fines for each employee? If this isn’t an extreme violation of personal, constitutional, and conscience rights, I don’t know what is. Of course, we shouldn’t be surprised at all the things that can hide in a nearly 1,000 page law, with even more pages of regulations implementing...
  • Pap smears? Mammograms? Prostate exams? Not under Obamacare

    03/16/2012 5:10:23 PM PDT · by Mustang Driver · 26 replies
    Charleston (WV) Daily Mail ^ | March 16, 2012 | Don Surber
    Slowly but surely the truth is coming out about Obamacare: Conservatives were right. Conservatives said Obamacare would cost trillions. Our intellectual and moral superiors on the left sneered. The CBO reported this week that Obamacare will cost nearly $1.8 trillion in the first 10 years alone — nearly double what Democrats said it would cost. And instead of reducing the deficit, Obamacare will increase the deficit. Conservatives said Obamacare would cost people their health insurance. Our intellectual and moral superiors on the left sneered. The CBO reported this week that Obamacare already has cost 4 million people their health insurance....
  • Strategy to sabotage Obamacare....

    12/21/2009 3:49:19 PM PST · by tj21807 · 26 replies · 1,006+ views
    I looked everyone but didn't see this mentioned, so floating this out there hoping other, more influential people can help implement the following idea: The Health-care bill will be going to conference where they must appease the House (Stupak & others) while maintaining all 60 votes in the Senate. So I think the key to stopping this at this point is lies with creating a division between the liberals. Why don't we call/write/e-mail/phone the Democrat Reps. to put more pressure on them. Not necessairly to tell them the plan is bad (we have to assume they will just ignore these...
  • GOP Set to Propose Its Own Health Bill [No Taxes, No Mandate, Malpractice Reform]

    11/01/2009 5:56:25 PM PST · by Steelfish · 28 replies · 1,329+ views
    Wall St. Journal ^ | November 01st 2009
    NOVEMBER 2, 2009 GOP Set to Propose Its Own Health Bill By GREG HITT WASHINGTON -- Republicans are preparing an alternative health-care bill to Democratic legislation, House Republican Leader John Boehner said, marking a shift in strategy as the full House is set to begin debate on the issue this week. Mr. Boehner said Sunday the Republican bill would extend health-insurance coverage to "millions" of Americans but wouldn't try to match the scope of the House Democratic bill unveiled last week. The Democratic legislation, if passed, is estimated to expand coverage to more than 30 million Americans now without insurance....