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  • Sideline Money, Sideline Docs. [No 0bama = More docs]

    10/30/2012 9:28:01 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 2 replies
    M.D.O.D. ^ | October 30, 2012 | 911Doc
    Talk to an investment guy, talk to a real estate gal, talk to a banker and you will hear that there's scads of money 'on the sidelines' pending the election. Conventional wisdom amongst most of the money folks is that a Romney win will be a quick and clear signal for people to invest again in the private sector. I hope it's true. It feels true. But there is something no one is talking about, and that's the 'sideline doctors'. Every single physician in this country is watching this election with keen interest. For many it will be the deciding...
  • In Florida, Obamacare to Cause 27% of Doctors to Stop Accepting Medicare Patients

    10/30/2012 6:43:58 PM PDT · by Fred · 26 replies
    Forbes ^ | 103012 | Avik Roy
    With the Presidential election one week away, it’s worth reviewing how Obamacare will impact the residents of key swing states. A new survey of physicians has found that 30 percent of doctors in Florida intend to place new or additional limits on accepting Medicare patients, with 27 percent altogether refusing to accept new Medicare patients, because of Obamacare’s impact on the fees that Medicare pays to providers of health-care services. In addition, Obamacare will deeply cut Medicare Advantage for 1.2 million Florida seniors who are enrolled in the program, and drive up the cost of private health coverage, especially for...
  • FAMILIES PAY $3000 MORE FOR INSURANCE; OBAMA PROMISED $2500 DECREASE

    10/30/2012 3:11:09 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 11 replies
    breitbart ^ | 9/25/2012 | by JOEL B. POLLAK
    President Barack Obama promised that Obamacare would cut family health insurance premiums by $2,500 by the end of the first term--but instead they have risen by $3,000, according to a new Kaiser Family Foundation study cited by Investor’s Business Daily. The cost of health insurance today is more than 50% higher than Obama promised it would be--and the costs are expected to continue to rise as Obamacare is impemented. John Merline of Investor's Business Daily notes the rising costs specifically contradict a campaign promise Obama reiterated several times, including in debates with Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and at events along...
  • Real War on Women: Obamacare Reduces Women’s Health Coverage

    10/30/2012 2:49:16 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    Life News ^ | October 30, 2012 | Susan Michelle Tyrrell
    President Obama himself says the government has no business being involved in women’s health and what we do with our bodies ought to be our choice, but now conveniently timed “guidelines” from doctors, in partnership with the government run Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued guidelines that expand coverage for sexual behavior while reducing real women’s health care coverage, proving where the real “warn on women” lies.Under Obamacare regulations women now only have a PAP smear covered every three years. In case you aren’t a woman, which the president isn’t, by the way, PAP smears are generally—were...
  • Why Catholics Can’t Comply with the HHS Mandate

    10/30/2012 2:04:59 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    First Things ^ | October 30, 2012 | Michael Gorman
    The Department of Health and Human Services has mandated that most large employers include in their health plans, at no cost, pharmaceutical contraceptives, sterilization procedures, and certain forms of so-called “emergency contraception.” Catholic philosophers and theologians have been debating whether complying with the mandate would be morally acceptable. They usually begin by asking whether complying would be “formal” or “material” cooperation with evil. If formal, then complying with the mandate is ruled out. But if complying with the HHS mandate is only material cooperation, then complying might be acceptable, depending on a number of considerations: whether the cooperation is mediate,...
  • The IRS Tax Form for Obamacare Individual Mandate

    10/30/2012 1:15:19 PM PDT · by 92nina · 28 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-10-29 | [Staff]
    As a service to the public, Americans for Tax Reform has released a projected tax form to help families and tax specialists prepare for the additional filing requirement required by the Affordable Healthcare Act's individual mandate. Starting in 2014, all Americans who file income tax returns must complete an additional IRS tax form. The new form requires disclosure of a taxpayer’s personal identifying health information in order to determine compliance with the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate. As confirmed by IRS testimony to the tax-writing House Committee on Ways and Means, “taxpayers will file their tax returns reporting their health...
  • Cardinal Dolan Implies That Obama Lied to Him

    10/29/2012 11:47:43 PM PDT · by Slyfox · 26 replies
    Courageous Priest ^ | October 29, 2012 | Cardinal Timothy Dolan
    Over the last six months or so, the Catholic Church in the United States has found itself in some tension with the executive branch of the federal government over a very grave issue: religious freedom. Can a government bureau, in this case the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), define for us or any faith community what is ministry and how it can be exercised? Can government also coerce the church to violate its conscience? Obama had personally assured me that he would do nothing to impede the good work of the Church in health care, education, and charity,...
  • Obama to cut medical benefits for active, retired military, not union workers

    10/29/2012 9:22:12 PM PDT · by GodfearingTexan · 18 replies
    Wash Examiner ^ | Joe Newby
    In an effort to cut defense spending, the Obama Administration plans to cut health benefits for active duty and retired military personnel and their families while not touching the benefits enjoyed by unionized civilian defense workers. The move, congressional aides suggested, is to force those individuals into Obamacare, Bill Gertz reported at the Washington Beacon.
  • Obamacare Is Even More Unpopular Now than in 2010

    10/29/2012 7:26:08 PM PDT · by Snuph · 8 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | OCT 29, 2012 | JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
    One week before the election that will likely determine Obamacare’s fate, Americans support its repeal by an even wider margin than they did in the immediate aftermath of its highly unpopular passage. According to newly released polling from Rasmussen Reports, by a margin of 15 percentage points (54 to 39 percent), likely voters now support the repeal of President Obama’s centerpiece legislation. In the first three polls taken in the wake of the House’s passage of Obamacare (on March 21, 2010), Rasmussen showed that likely voters then favored repeal by margins of 13 points (55 to 42 percent), 12 points...
  • Pro-Obama Ad Features Children Singing About America Where 'Sick People Just Die'

    10/29/2012 12:37:37 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    newsbusters ^ | 10.29.2012 | noel sheppard
    The rabid Left has no limits to indecency. Jeff Goodby and Rich Silverstein, the founders of the advertising agency Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, have just released a pro-Obama commercial eerily reminiscent of Lyndon Johnson's controversial Daisy ad featuring children singing about a variety of horrors including an America - supposedly under President Romney - where "sick people just die" and "oil fills the sea" (video follows with full lyrics and commentary):
  • Anti-ObamaCare movie hits Ohio

    10/28/2012 2:16:01 PM PDT · by Freestar · 6 replies
    Freestar Media ^ | October 28, 2012 | Logan Darrow Clements
    Ohio activists and groups opposed to ObamaCare can now screen the anti-ObamaCare movie SICK & SICKER in public from today (10/28/2012) until November 6, 2012. An anonymous donor has sponsored an open screening license for the entire state of Ohio. Ohio freedom activists that want to screen the movie before the election can visit http://www.sickandsickermovie.com and click the Instant Download link to download the movie to their laptop computer. They can then connect their laptop to a digital projector and show the movie in public.
  • ‘A One-Termer Who Gambled and Lost on Universal Health Care’?

    10/28/2012 5:54:50 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 5 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Oct 27, 2012 | JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
    “[The] health-care act is key because, unlike challenger Mitt Romney’s tax reform plan or Obama’s deficit-reduction plan, voters can truly count on it…. “If Obama is reelected … we will see the first iteration of a uniquely American universal health-care system. If history is any guide, it will become effectively permanent soon after it is introduced…. “If Romney wins, the Affordable Care Act will probably be fully or largely repealed....[If he] wins and Democrats still hold the Senate, they’re unlikely to have a cushion of more than a vote or two. It’s possible that [even] the Senate’s most conservative, endangered...
  • Health Premiums Up $3,065; Obama Vowed $2,500 Cut (Another Obama lie!)

    10/28/2012 4:49:07 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 8 replies
    yahoo ^ | 9/24/2012 | ibd
    During his first run for president, Barack Obama made one very specific promise to voters: He would cut health insurance premiums for families by $2,500, and do so in his first term. But it turns out that family premiums have increased by more than $3,000 since Obama's vow, according to the latest annual Kaiser Family Foundation employee health benefits survey. Premiums for employer-provided family coverage rose $3,065 — 24% — from 2008 to 2012, the Kaiser survey found. Even if you start counting in 2009, premiums have climbed $2,370. What's more, premiums climbed faster in Obama's four years than they...
  • U.S. Set to Sponsor Health Insurance

    10/27/2012 3:21:30 PM PDT · by machman · 28 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 10/27/12 | ROBERT PEAR
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration will soon take on a new role as the sponsor of at least two nationwide health insurance plans to be operated under contract with the federal government and offered to consumers in every state. .....Under the Affordable Care Act, at least one of the nationwide plans must be offered by a nonprofit entity. Insurance experts see an obvious candidate for that role: the Government Employees Health Association, a nonprofit group that covers more than 900,000 federal employees, retirees and dependents, making it the second-largest plan for federal workers, after the Blue Cross and Blue Shield...
  • Tina Fey Blasts Todd Akin for "Legitimate Rape" Remark [She stays we/Morgan after "gay" rant]

    10/26/2012 5:23:34 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    ivillage.com ^ | October 25, 2012
    We wish Tina Fey would weigh in on politics more often! The 30 Rock creator, who rocked the 2008 Presidential election with her dead-on SNL impression of Sarah Palin, hasn't been so vocal about this year's race. But at a Wednesday night benefit for women's health, the comedian had some withering remarks for Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin... "Todd Akin claims that women can't really get pregnant from a legitimate rape because the body secretes hormones," Fey told the audience. "Now I can't even finish this sentence without getting dumber; it's making me dumber when I say it -- but...
  • Coach is Right PREDICTED African American backlash against Obama

    10/26/2012 11:16:00 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 18 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/26/2012 | Doug Book
    A 10/22, Survey USA poll of Ohio voters shows Barack Obama laying claim to just 70% of the black vote heading into the November 6th election while Mitt Romney earns a surprising 22%. (4) Obama collected a 95% share of a record black turnout in 2008. And Coach is Right predicted Obama’s problem with black voters 5 months ago! In a May 29th piece, Coach Kevin Collins noted that “black pastors reacted with strong condemnation” to Obama’s ill-advised support of Gay Marriage! (1) And that condemnation in the pulpit translated into condemnation by black voters at the primary polls. Just...
  • Mass Firings Soar at Fastest Pace Since 2010

    10/26/2012 7:00:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 26, 2012 | Mike Shedlock
    In precisely the kind of news president Obama does not want heading into the election, Ford (F), Dow Chemical (DOW), DuPont (DD), and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) all announced mass layoffs this past week as Firings Reach Highest Since 2010. North American companies have announced plans to eliminate 62,600 positions at home and abroad since Sept. 1, the biggest two-month drop since the start of 2010, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Firings total 158,100 so far this year, more than the 129,000 job cuts in the same period in 2011. "Companies are saying, ‘Let's not build up inventories, let's...
  • New York City Council launches abortion clinic ‘escort’ program [Tax $ Keep Women from pro-lifers]

    10/26/2012 3:14:43 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 10/22/12 | KIRSTEN ANDERSEN
    New York City will now recruit and train “escorts” to volunteer at abortion facilities throughout the city. New York City will recruit and train “escorts” to volunteer at abortion facilities throughout the city, New York City Council Speaker and mayoral candidate Christine Quinn announced Friday. Starting November 1, the escorts will guide women past protesters at abortion centers, making it easier for them to access abortion. “Offensive actions against a woman’s right to choose will not be tolerated in our city in any borough or any neighborhood,” said Quinn, who announced the city-backed escort initiative at a City Hall press...
  • Parks and Recreation: Obamacare Pitch Tonight

    10/25/2012 8:37:55 PM PDT · by SquarePants · 15 replies
    Vanuty | 24 Oct 2012 | Square Pants
    I'm watching Parks and Recreation tonight, and the plot's nothing more than an end-around for Obamacare. Man suffers heart attack. Man goes to hospital. Friends need to throw a benefit to help man pay for healthcare - because, as a municipal employee he has bad healthcare. How absurd is that? I've always thought municipal employees have pretty darn good healthcare, btw. Has anyone else noticed sneaky Obamacare pitches popping up in TV shows?
  • Obama: Politicians should stay out of women's health

    10/25/2012 8:20:50 PM PDT · by Livin_large · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | October 25, 2012 | Byron Tau
    President Obama launched into a defense of women being allowed to make their own health care and reproductive choices.