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  • Obamacare repeal falls off Republicans' to-do list as law takes hold

    04/18/2015 6:08:12 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 39 replies
    LA Times ^ | 4/18/15 | Noam N. Levey
    fter five years and more than 50 votes in Congress, the Republican campaign to repeal the Affordable Care Act is essentially over. GOP congressional leaders, unable to roll back the law while President Obama remains in office and unwilling to again threaten a government shutdown to pressure him, are focused on other issues, including trade and tax reform. Less noted, senior Republican lawmakers have quietly incorporated many of the law's key protections into their own proposals, including guaranteeing coverage and providing government assistance to help consumers purchase insurance. And although the law remains very unpopular with GOP voters, more than...
  • HHS mandate loses again: Supreme Court order protects Pennsylvania Catholic groups

    04/18/2015 3:38:56 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    cna ^ | April 18, 2015
    U.S. Supreme Court. Washington D.C., Apr 18, 2015 / 04:25 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The U.S. Supreme Court has continued its trend of decisions stopping enforcement of a federal contraception mandate against religious employers with moral objections. On April 15, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito issued an order barring the federal government from enforcing the mandate against Catholic Charities affiliates, Catholic schools and social service organizations in the dioceses of Erie and Pittsburgh. “Every time a religious plaintiff has gone to the Supreme Court for protection from the government’s discriminatory mandate the Court has protected them,” Lori Windham, senior counsel for...
  • MEET THE OPPONENTS OF SAN FRANCISCO'S ARCHBISHOP

    04/18/2015 10:18:39 AM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    First Things ^ | April 17, 2015 | Matthew Schmitz
    San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileones effort to ensure that Catholic schools are Catholic has led one-hundred San Franciscans who describe themselves as committed Catholics inspired by Vatican II, to take out a full page ad in the San Francisco Chronicleasking Pope Francis to force Cordileone's resignation and appoint in his place an archbishop committed to our values and your teachings. It is worth asking to what extent those values and teachings align. Francis, who has spoken strongly in the past against gay marriage and transgender ideology, has also called for a church that is poor and for the poor....
  • If MinnesotaCare goes, here's what's at stake

    04/18/2015 11:33:06 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 7 replies
    Pioneer Press | 4-16-15 | David Montgomery
    In 49 states, there are basically two options for public health insurance programs: Medicaid for the very poor, and subsidized private health insurance on the Affordable Care Act's exchanges for everyone else. Minnesota is the exception. Unlike every other state, it has a third option in the middle: MinnesotaCare. Created in the 1990s, MinnesotaCare covers people who earn too much money for Medical Assistance (Minnesota's Medicaid program) but not enough to qualify for MNsure, the state's health insurance exchange.
  • Fool Me

    04/18/2015 8:54:07 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 5 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 4-12-15 | Jerry Wynn
    Fool me once. We were told that the health care system was broken. As a result, the Affordable Care Act was signed into law with the promise that premiums would be lower, we could keep our doctors and our insurance. Fool me twice. When the IRS was accused of targeting conservative groups, the president said there was not even a "smidgen" of corruption. Of course the Department of Justice declined to investigate. Fool me thrice. When four Americans were killed in Benghazi, it was said the cause was an offensive video. Susan Rice went out on a Sunday morning and...
  • Under Intensified Attack, Archbishop Cordileone Enjoys Renewed Support from San Francisco Catholics

    04/18/2015 6:06:06 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 4/18/15 | Anne B. Hendershott
    A look at some of the signers of the open letter to Pope Francis.Escalating the attacks on Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco for continuing to uphold Catholic teachings, 100 self-described Catholic leaders have signed an open letter to Pope Francis, calling for the archbishops removal. In a full-page ad in the San Francisco Chronicle on Thursday, the petitioners claim that Cordileone has fostered an atmosphere of division and intolerance by asking K12 Catholic-school teachers in the Bay area to violate their individual consciences by accepting a morality code based on the Churchs teachings.Instead of your famous words, Whom am...
  • Did President Obama Just Accidentally Admit Unborn Babies are Alive in the Womb?

    04/17/2015 11:19:50 AM PDT · by don-o · 11 replies
    LifeNews ^ | April 17, 2015 | Steven Ertelt
    There are few bigger champions of abortion in the United States than President Barack Obama. He has promoted abortion and abortion funding at every turn as president and worked hand in hand with pro-abortion groups like Planned Parenthood and NARAL. Obamas view on abortion is notorious to the point that he once said he didnt want to punish his daughters with a baby if they became pregnant and saying that accepting the scientific evidence that unborn children are human beings is above my paygrade. But, as CNS News reports, Obama may have accidentally admitted that unborn babies are alive...
  • Doctors are Becoming Government Agents

    04/17/2015 11:11:05 AM PDT · by Rona_Badger · 34 replies
    The American Medical Money Machine ^ | April 16, 2015 | James R. Goldberg
    Physicians are now required to care more about billing codes than your personal care. Thats right; over the last few years doctors have been forced into ignoring their sacred Hippocratic Oath. The US government and the insurance mafia have put their whips into the backs of physicians. Electronic medical records (EMRs) regulations, a key component of Obamacare (the Affordable Care Act), require doctors to quiz patients about matters which often have nothing to do with the care of their patients. The data which the government demands (but does not pay the doctors to collect) all merges into various government databases,...
  • Dems leader calls Rick Scotts healthcare lawsuit tea party gone wild

    04/17/2015 6:54:13 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    Saint Peters Blog ^ | 4/16/15 | Peter Schorsch
    Gov. Rick Scotts lawsuit against federal healthcare agency over hospital funding would be a frivolous would represent the tea party gone wild, House Democratic Leader Mark Pafford said Thursday...
  • Governor Rick Scott to Take Legal Action Against Obama for Stopping Federal Funds...

    04/16/2015 8:50:11 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    flgov.com ^ | 4/16/15
    Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that he will take legal action against President Obamas federal healthcare agency for stopping Low Income Pool (LIP) healthcare funds to Florida in order to force the state to take Legislative action to expand Medicaid under Obamacare. Governor Rick Scott said, It is appalling that President Obama would cut off federal healthcare dollars to Florida in an effort to force our state further into Obamacare. The Presidents healthcare agency sent us a letter this week saying the the future of LIP and Medicaid expansion are linked. But, the Supreme Court has already ruled in NFIB...
  • Training Doctors for the System Medical schools are creating a new type of doctor.

    04/16/2015 5:55:11 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 23 replies
    National Public Radio recently discussed medical training in the 21st century: Spurred by the need to train a different type of doctor, some top medical schools around the U.S. are tearing up the textbooks and starting from scratch. The new doctor is system-focused. A University of Michigan Medical School instructor told NPR, We havent taught people how to be specific about working in teams, how to communicate with peers and colleagues and how to communicate to the general public about whats going on in health care and medicine. The new doctor is team-focused. A University of Michigan Medical School...
  • ObamaCare's Financial Crisis Is Fast Approaching

    04/16/2015 4:11:50 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 4 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 04/15/2015 | John Merline
    Earlier this month, the Obama administration reversed course on spending cuts to the popular Medicare Advantage program. Instead of a nearly 1% cut in payments, private health insurers that offer Advantage plans to seniors would get a 1.25% boost. The turnabout hardly made news, which isn't surprising since it was the third year in a row that the administration said it was planning to cut payments only to reverse course. It is, however, emblematic of the fiscal trouble ObamaCare has planted in the federal budget.
  • LETTERS: Candidate Ted Cruz; oil and gas interests

    04/15/2015 11:04:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | April 15, 2015 | Various
    Candidate Ted Cruz A declared presidential candidate has a proven track record that supports his promises to honor the Constitution and his Christian faith. He has the audacity to imagine smaller, less-intrusive government, healthcare between doctor and patient without government, a greatly simplified tax system with a flat tax, a strong military, our unabridged right to bear arms, a controlled southern border and education controlled by the states not by the federal government or the United Nations. These positions synchronize with those of George Washington, the remainder of our Founding Fathers and Ronald Reagan. How refreshing! For these views...
  • IRS Commissioner: Obamacare Contributes to Longer Wait Times for Tax Help

    04/15/2015 6:10:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 15, 2015 - 1:16 PM | Brittany M. Hughes
    Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen told members of Congress Wednesday that taxpayers who call the IRS seeking help on their taxes this year face an average wait time of half an hour, and only about 40 percent of calls are actually answered. The situation, which Koskinen admitted is abysmal, is partly due to the agencys forced role in implementing President Barack Obamas Affordable Care and Patient Protection Act (ACA), or Obamacare, he explained. At this point, when you get throughif you get throughit on average would have taken you about 28 to 30 minutes, Koskinen told members of the...
  • Obamacare rant

    04/15/2015 5:17:11 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 13 replies
    Self | April 15, 2015 | Not Hillary Clinton
    Obamacare (aka Obombacare) goes against the historical grain of America. Freedom of choice has long been an integral part of the American experience: In regard to an issue as personal and intimate as health care, especially so. Americans loathe the idea of the federal government and IRS commanding this important aspect of their lives and that of their children. Americans know how incompetent the federal government is at running things that are best left to the private sector. Look no further than a few bureaucratic monstrosities like DHS TSA, IRS, DoA, EPA, DoEd, DoC et al. Compare the bankrupt and...
  • Students being forced off school insurance by Obamacare

    04/15/2015 3:32:16 PM PDT · by yuffy · 17 replies
    campusreform.org ^ | Today at 11:19 AM EDT | Nick Pappas
    American college students are being forced off of their student health plans across the United States, and onto the state and federal exchanges set up by the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. Back in 2013, President Obama came under fire for claiming if you like your plan, you can keep it in regards to Obamacares new plans. This was taken by most Americans as a promise that new plans would not threaten the health insurance they already had. For more and more college students however, this promise seems to have been broken as schools stop offering insurance. According...
  • CRUZ: More of Americans hard-earned wages should be able to stay in their wallets

    04/15/2015 12:49:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Pearland Journal ^ | April 15, 2015 | Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX)
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, released the following statement marking Tax Day: "Tax day is upon us again. But this year its different. This year, on top of the frustrating reminder that Americans are giving too much of their income to fund too many wasteful government programs, families are now being forced to pay the Obamacare tax for the first time. "Instead of government-run healthcare that increases taxes, limits options, and puts the government between patients and their doctors, imagine a free-market system that enables healthcare to be personal, portable and affordable. Instead of a tax code that crushes innovation...
  • Rand Splits With Rubio, Cruz To Vote For Deficit-Exploding Healthcare Bill

    04/15/2015 9:12:48 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 42 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | RACHEL STOLTZFOOS
    Republican Sen. Rand Paul split with senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio to vote for a healthcare bill Tuesday night that will add about half a trillion dollars to the national debt over the next several decades.Paul sided with the overwhelming majority of senators and representatives who voted for the bill, in a decision almost certain to come up in the primary race, where he is currently joined by Cruz and Rubio.The “doc-fix” bill solves a recurring problem in the way Medicare payments are made to doctors, extends a children’s health insurance program, and requires higher-income seniors to pay higher...
  • How the IRS repeatedly rewrites Obamacare tax credit provisions

    04/15/2015 5:59:01 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 15, 2015 | By Jonathan H. Adler
    The plaintiffs in King v. Burwell argue that an IRS regulation unlawfully extends tax credit eligibility beyond what is expressly authorized under Section 1401 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). It appears that this sort of administrative rewrite of the PPACA may be more the rule than the exception. These IRS rewrites have potential consequences beyond the extension of tax credits beyond what Congress authorized. As with the regulatory change expanding tax credit eligibility to some unlawful aliens, the IRS cited no authority for making this change. Fairly administering this law requires implementing it as written, and...
  • Obamacares $800 Billion Tax Hike Explained in One Chart

    04/14/2015 9:25:43 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 8 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | April 6, 2015 | Alex Rendon
    April 15 is right around the corner, and millions of Americans will find themselves paying more in taxes than ever thanks to Obamacare. The law is more than a fundamental change to the countrys health care system. It also is a massive tax hike. As The Heritage Foundations Federal Budget in Pictures shows, according to the most recent scores, Obamacare will increase taxes by nearly $800 billion for the period of 2013-2022.
  • U.S. prescription drug spending rose 13 pct in 2014-IMS report

    04/14/2015 4:30:07 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/14/15 | Bill Berkrot
    U.S. spending on prescription medicines jumped 13 percent to $374 billion in 2014, the biggest percentage increase since 2001, as demand surged for expensive new breakthrough hepatitis C treatments, a report released on Tuesday showed. Demand for newer cancer and multiple sclerosis treatments, price increases on branded medicines, particularly insulin products for diabetes, and the entry of few new generic versions of big-selling drugs also contributed to the double-digit spending rise in 2014, the report by IMS Health Holdings Inc found.
  • Feds reject ObamaCare open enrollment for pregnant women

    04/13/2015 3:30:08 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 13, 2015 | By Lydia Wheeler
    The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has denied a request from Democrats to create a special open enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act for women when they find out they are pregnant. In a response to the March letter sent by Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell said the agency does not have the legal authority to establish pregnancy as an exceptional circumstance to create a special enrollment period. Lawmakers originally asked for the special enrollment period in an effort to address what they called a gap in coverage that could leave women without...
  • First Test for Bill To Cover Undocumented

    04/13/2015 11:19:33 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    California Healthline ^ | April 13, 2015 | by David Gorn
    Health care coverage for the undocumented gets its first test this week when a bill to extend Medi-Cal coverage and Covered California health plans to the undocumented will be heard by the Senate Health committee. A number of legislative efforts to help the undocumented comprise the "Immigrants Shape California" legislative package introduced last week by the Legislature's leadership. The bill would provide Medi-Cal benefits to undocumented Californians who are income-eligible for it and require the state to ask for a federal waiver to include the undocumented in Covered California health plans. The undocumented population currently is ineligible for any state...
  • Math Is Hard For Obamacarians

    04/13/2015 3:34:33 AM PDT · by rootin tootin · 6 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 4/13/2015 | David Catron
    If you are masochistic enough to read the reporting of the legacy media on Obamacare, you will have noticed a spate of recent stories with titles like the following from CNBC: Health spending post-Obamacare seen $2.5 trillion lower. This headline is not only awkwardly worded. It is, like the article over which it appears, misleading. It misrepresents a new study from the left-leaning Urban Institute concerning projected health care spending in a way that suggests the nation has saved enormous amounts of money thanks to the Affordable Care Act. This is absurd, of course, but it highlights an underappreciated element...
  • Patricia Jannuzzi Wins! (Immaculata Cath. school teacher REINSTATED after anti-gay Facebook posts)

    04/12/2015 2:21:26 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 18 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | April 10, 2015 | Rod Dreher
    Patricia Jannuzzi SOMERVILLE Patricia Jannuzzi, the veteran Immaculata High School School teacher suspended for her anti-gay Facebook posts, will be reinstated immediately, school principal Jean Kline said in a letter dated Friday. Jannuzzi, a 33-year theology teacher at Immaculata, was forced by Immaculata to deactivate her Facebook page after several alumni started circulating screen shots of her sharply worded posts against gay marriage and gay rights. Two days later, the school placed her on administrative leave. The letter to students and parents, quoting school director Msgr. Seamus Brennan states in part: Immaculata High School has reached an understanding with...
  • New York Times fears a 1980-style presidential shellacking

    04/12/2015 12:38:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Communities Digital News' More Than Right Blog ^ | April 12, 2015 | Stephen Z. Nemo
    Its never been a secret that the politically regressive progressives on the New York Times editorial board hate freedom. And so, in last Sundays lead editorial, they came out full square for a totalitarian state under the iron boot of Supreme Leader Barack Obama. The Times is concerned that, as the failed Obama presidency heads into the final stretch and his policies become a greater concern to voting Americans, frightened citizens, especially those that have never voted before, will continue replacing tangential establishment Republicans in Congress with robust conservative-libertarian-tea partiers. That is why the Times finds the return of a...
  • The Five Things Hillary is Known for are Bad Things

    05/13/2014 1:22:55 PM PDT · by opentalk · 25 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | May 13, 2014 | Keith Koffler
    Heres why Boko Haram is awful newsfor Hillary: Because it adds to the list of things she is known for. AND ALL OF THEM ARE BAD.Hillary Clinton is running on fumes. The fumes of fame. There is no other reason that people will vote for Hillary Clinton other than that she is famous. Many others share her ideas. Some state them more eloquently. But Hillary is more famous.Hillarys problem is that, at a certain point in the Democratic primaries, someone else will become equally famous....Because her record, you see, in the public mind, consists of these five things:1. Benghazi:Clinton has...
  • Catholic school reinstates teacher suspended for defending Catholic teaching on Facebook

    04/10/2015 1:57:03 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    Life Site ^ | 4/10/15 | Dustin Siggins
    A teacher suspended from a Catholic school for using Facebook to defend traditional marriage has been reinstated. Almost one month ago, Patricia Jannuzzi was suspended from Immaculata High School in Somerville, New Jersey, after she made what became controversial comments about same-sex relationships. Over the next several weeks, she was told that the suspension was effectively a release from her job, as she would not be rehired for the 2016 school year... "Immaculata High School announced today that all issues related to the employment of teacher Patricia Jannuzzi are resolved," said the release. According to Brennan, "Immaculata High School has...
  • Catholic teacher fired for defending marriage

    04/03/2015 12:04:51 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 6 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 4-2-2015 | Ben Johnson
    Which two words best describe the reason LifeSiteNews.com exists? I could answer that a lot of ways unborn babies, traditional marriage, Christian worldview but I think I'll use these two words: Patricia Jannuzzi. If you haven't heard of Patricia Jannuzzi, she's the high school theology teacher at a Catholic school who is being persecuted for posting a message on Facebook upholding traditional marriage. In response to a story on her news feed about vile and vicious comments made by gay activist Dan Savage, Jannuzzi said the argument in favor of redefining marriage is bologna. That's it. That's the...
  • Catholic School Reinstates Teacher [Januzzi] Suspended for Defending Catholic Teaching on Facebook

    04/11/2015 4:20:37 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 3/10/15 | Dustin Siggins
    SOMERVILLE, NJ, April 10, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- A teacher suspended from a Catholic school for using Facebook to defend traditional marriage has been reinstated. Almost one month ago, Patricia Jannuzzi was suspended from Immaculata High School in Somerville, New Jersey, after she made what became controversial comments about same-sex relationships. Over the next several weeks, she was told that the suspension was effectively a release from her job, as she would not be rehired for the 2016 school year. Jannuzzi was also told that she had lost her pay and benefits for the current school year. The scandal was compounded...
  • Patricia Jannuzzi Reinstated! (Cath. schoolteacher fired for Facebook comments critical of LGBT)

    04/11/2015 4:20:36 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 28 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Apr 10, 2015 | LifeSite
    Patricia Jannuzzi A teacher suspended from a Catholic school for using Facebook to defend traditional marriage has been reinstated. Almost one month ago, Patricia Jannuzzi was suspended from Immaculata High School in Somerville, New Jersey, after she made what became controversial comments about same-sex relationships. Over the next several weeks, she was told that the suspension was effectively a release from her job, as she would not be rehired for the 2016 school year. Jannuzzi was also told that she had lost her pay and benefits for the current school year. The scandal was compounded by the fact that the...
  • Colorado: State of denial; Whitewashing a murder to protect Planned Parenthood.

    04/10/2015 4:46:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/10/2015 | David A. Patten
    Colorados whitewashing of Aurora Wilkinss murder seems like the sort of thing people of conscience would find unacceptable. Yet here we are, accepting it. On March 18, Dynel Lane savagely attacked Michelle Wilkins, butchering her to get at Aurora. Ms. Lane had been telling people she was pregnant when she wasnt, and now she wanted a young corpse that she could pass off for a miscarriage so that she could avoid the impending awkwardness of a prenatal checkup. After luring Ms. Wilkins to her home, Dynel proceeded to stab her repeatedly with a knife. Dynel then left Michelle for dead...
  • Why Hillary Clinton's Campaign Frightens Democrats

    04/10/2015 4:58:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 67 replies
    New Republic ^ | April 10, 2015 | Brian Beutler
    ...It may even be the case that some of these Democrats with rattled nerves are less anxious about Clintons prowess against Republicans than about the fact that all of the partys hopes now rest on her shoulders. Her campaign has become a single point of failure for Democratic politics. If she wins in 2016, she wont ride into office with big congressional supermajorities poised to pass progressive legislation. But if she loses, it will be absolutely devastating for liberalism.Hillary Clinton, who reportedly will announce her candidacy this weekend, is such a prohibitive favorite to win the Democratic presidential nomination that...
  • Drugstore chain Walgreens to close 200 U.S. stores [Hope and Change]

    04/10/2015 4:37:32 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    Fortune ^ | 4/9/15 | John Kell
    Drugstore chain Walgreens Boots Alliance will close 200 stores as part of a plan to cut $1.5 billion in expenses over the next three years.... Walgreens is closing some U.S. stores at a time when the company is reporting stronger results for its domestic retail pharmacy business. That division, which includes Walgreens and Duane Reade stores, posted second-quarter sales of $21 billion, up 7.4% from a year ago. Same-store sales climbed 6.9%....
  • Gallup: Most Americans Still Unhappy With Obamacare

    04/09/2015 7:40:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 9, 2015 - 1:28 PM | Brittany M. Hughes
    The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, was launched five years ago but more Americans today say they are unhappy with the law than those who claim to be happy with it, a recent Gallup poll confirmed. The survey also showed that in the half-decade the law has been in place, support for it has never surpassed 48 percent, and in November 2014, only 37 percent of Americans said they approved of Obamacare. In the latest survey, conducted April 1-4, only 44 percent of Americans said they approved of the law, while 50 percent said they...
  • The dirty little (open) secret about the press

    04/09/2015 8:01:30 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 13 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4-9-15 | Monica Crowley
    (Snip) The same folks who are expressing outrage that Rolling Stone has blown off its journalistic responsibility have blown off their own. For seven years, they have been supine as President Obama and his policies have ravaged the Constitution and jeopardized the nations security. Worse, they have often made excuses for the unconstitutional and dishonest behavior, and have buried or ignored stories when reporters and even an entire network Fox News have attempted to uncover the truth. (Snip) Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/apr/8/monica-crowley-media-outraged-over-rolling-stone-i/#ixzz3WpBTMTGI Follow us: @washtimes on Twitter
  • The Surgeon General Wants to Talk to You About...Climate Change

    04/09/2015 8:08:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 64 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 4/9/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    President Obama's newly minted Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy, wants to have a talk with the country about climate change. From a White House email sent out last night: Hi, everyone -- I'm the Surgeon General of the United States -- which means it's my job to keep America healthy by providing you with the best scientific information available about your health. Yesterday, I had the opportunity to meet with President Obama, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and health care professionals to discuss climate change. We talked about the impact of climate change on public health and the importance of prevention.
  • Subsidized health care, discrimination ban, Office of New Americans and MORE

    04/08/2015 10:15:35 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 12 replies
    OC Register ^ | 4-8-15 | Roxana Kopetman
    Lawmakers want to further protect immigrants The same California legislators who helped get undocumented residents drivers licenses unveiled a package Tuesday of 10 bills that would also provide them with subsidized health care and other benefits, including protection from fraud and discrimination. Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Len, D-Los Angeles, said the flurry of bills unequivocally state Californias commitment to immigrants. During a news conference in Sacramento, de Len and others switched between English and Spanish to tout the proposed laws they said mark a historic moment for the state. One proposal was floated last year: a bill by...
  • The Head Of Colorados Obamacare Exchange Thinks It May Ultimately Fail

    04/08/2015 8:32:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4/8/15 | Sarah Hurtubise
    The board chair of Colorados Obamacare exchange said in off-the-cuff remarks Wednesday that the state-run operation may not be able to cut it financially. Sharon OHara, board chair of Connect for Health Colorado, was pushing the boards pick for a new CEO of the exchange for state lawmakers approval Wednesday when she made the comments, according to Denvers 9 News. OHara expressed confidence in Robert Malones ability to right the troubled exchanges finances if its possible at all. If this is doable, OHara said, he can make it happen. When pressed on her qualifier by Republican state Sen. Beth...
  • A closer look at how Raimondos Obamacare tax would work

    04/08/2015 3:42:27 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    WPRI-TV 12 ^ | April 8, 2015 | By Ted Nesi
    Few proposals in Governor Raimondos budget have sparked a more heated debate than her proposed Obamacare tax. The tax technically, a health reform assessment fee is the mechanism shes settled on to pay for the state-run health insurance marketplace created to implement President Obamas Affordable Care Act. The federal government paid the startup costs for HealthSource RI to the tune of nearly $170 million at last count but its up to the states to figure out how to pay to keep it operating going forward. And that means the state has to come up with its...
  • Obama says climate change is personal....daughter Malia had an asthma attack as a toddler

    04/08/2015 1:58:04 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 90 replies
    Dailymail.co.uk ^ | 4/8/15 | By FRANCESCA CHAMBERS
    Obama says climate change is personal to him because daughter Malia had an asthma attack as a toddler Said he can relate to 'fear a parent has when your four-year-old daughter comes up to you and says, "Daddy, I'm having trouble breathing" ' Health scare resulted in a single trip to the emergency room for Malia - who at the age of 16 now lives an active life, inhaler free But other children aren't so fortunate; they they find themselves in and out the emergency room several times a year, he said White House says higher temperatures lead to increases...
  • Rand Paul to Media: You Should Grill Dems about abortion, too

    04/08/2015 12:36:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    CNN ^ | 04/08/2015 | Eric Bradner
    Rand Paul says he doesn't want to be grilled about abortion until Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz answers similarly tough questions. And Wasserman Schultz is hitting back -- highlighting Paul's testy interviews with female television anchors, too, by saying she hopes he can "respond without 'shushing' me." Paul, the Kentucky Republican senator who launched his 2016 presidential campaign this week, bristled at a question about abortion while talking with reporters in New Hampshire on Wednesday. "Why don't you ask the DNC, 'Is it OK to kill a seven-pound baby in the uterus?'" Paul said. His comment came after...
  • Obama Presents Climate Change As Health Hazard

    04/07/2015 6:59:54 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 4/7/2015 | JOSH LEDERMAN,
    President Barack Obama will ask Americans to think of climate change as a threat not just to the environment, but also to their health. Obama on Tuesday was to announce a series of steps that private entities like Google and Microsoft are taking to better prepare the nation's health systems for the inevitable effects of a warmer, more erratic climate. He was to be joined at Howard University Medical School by Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Gina McCarthy.
  • LETTER: Pres. Cruz would be scary

    04/07/2015 3:32:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    Fosters Daily Democrat ^ | April 7, 2015 | Wayne Merritt
    To the editor: As the standard bearer for todays Republican Party, it was only fitting that Canadian-born Texas Senator Ted Cruz be the first Republican to officially announce a run for the presidency. It was equally appropriate that he did so in front of 10,000 students and faculty members (under the threat of a stiff fine for nonattendance) at the institution of higher learning euphemistically named Liberty University, founded by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell. Falwell was the Evangelical Southern Baptist minister/televangelist, who once proclaimed, There is no separation of church and state. Modern US Supreme Courts have raped the...
  • Michael F. Cannon lecture King v. Burwell: Can the President Rewrite the ACA Without Congress?

    04/07/2015 12:22:14 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 11 replies
    Cato ^ | Mar 30, 2015 | Michael F. Cannon
    Full title: Michael F. Cannon gives a lecture on the topic of, King v. Burwell: Can the President Rewrite the ACA Without Congress?, at an event hosted by The Show-Me Institute Video at link
  • Illinois weighs automatic enrollment under ObamaCare for inmates leaving prison

    04/07/2015 6:53:42 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    FOX News ^ | April 6, 2015 | By Benjamin Yount
    Illinois inmates who will soon get out of jail won't pass "Go" and get $200, but they may collect their Medicaid card. A new plan working its way through the Illinois statehouse would start the enrollment, or re-enrollment, process for inmates 30 days before their release through the state's ObamaCare office. State Rep. Camille Lilly, D-Chicago, is sponsoring the legislation that would have Illinois' Department of Health Care and Family Services enroll inmates automatically upon their release. Illinois' prison system released 30,083 people last year, more than 27,000 men and nearly 2,500 women.
  • Is ObamaCare Enrollment Already Hitting A Wall?

    04/07/2015 4:00:09 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 39 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 03/06/2015 | John Merline
    Earlier this year, the Obama administration hoped to boost ObamaCare sign-ups by offering a special enrollment period for millions who didn't know about the individual mandate penalty until they filed their taxes. They'd have until the end of April to buy a plan and avoid paying an even bigger ObamaCare penalty when they file taxes next year. At least one outside observer expected as many as 1.2 million to sign up.
  • Next Obamacare Battle: 'Cadillac Tax'

    04/06/2015 5:38:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    newsmax ^ | 4/6/15 | Jason Devaney
    The Obamacare "Cadillac tax," which will tax businesses for employee health plans that are above a certain level by 40 percent, could be the next big fight in the push to either repeal or change the Affordable Care Act. This particular piece of the Obamacare law will not go into effect until 2018, but it is already causing headaches for businesses as they put together employee benefit plans. Politico has an in-depth story about the "Cadillac tax," which will apply to individual health plans worth more than $10,200 and family plans worth more than $27,500. The current system in place...
  • Rick Scott Walks Back Medicaid-Expansion Support Amid Tense CMS Talks

    04/06/2015 4:01:40 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    National Journal ^ | 4/6/15 | Dylan Soc
    The Obama administration and Florida are negotiating over a $1 billion Medicaid funding stream. lorida's negotiations with the Obama administration over Medicaidand by extension, Obamacare's Medicaid expansiongot even more complicated Monday, when Republican Gov. Rick Scott walked back his previous support for expanding the low-income health-insurance program. The Associated Press first reported Scott's change of heart Monday. In a statement, the governor effectively blamed the Obama administration's posturing in the ongoing negotiations over a Medicaid funding stream, the Low-Income Pool, which helps pay for uncompensated care. "Given that the federal government said they would not fund the federal LIP program...
  • Teds Devious Health Insurance Adventure

    04/06/2015 10:32:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | April 6, 2006 | Michael Tomasky
    Did Cruz really sign up for Obamacare hoping the Supreme Court would nix the subsidies, giving him a ready-made horror story? Yeah, probably.There are just so many interesting questions about Ted Cruz, are there not? Okay, maybe not that many. But the one of keenest interest by far to me is: Does he really think he can get away with manufacturing a fake personal Obamacare horror story and peddle it in Dogpatch and get votes with it? Heres the situation. Cruzs wife, Heidi, recently took a leave of absence from her big Wall Street job at Goldman Sachs. The Cruz...