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  • The election is over, but PLF’s Obamacare suit goes on!

    11/28/2012 9:15:50 AM PST · by Jayster · 3 replies
    Tea Party Patriots El Dorado Hills ^ | 11/15/2012 | DARWIN THRONE
    Pacific Legal Foundation, located in Sacramento, has filed a new lawsuit on the constitutionality of Obamacare that will be heard by the Supreme Court. Sacramento, CA; November 7, 2012: After this week’s election results, the costly, burdensome and intrusive Affordable Care Act (ACA) — “Obamacare” — is less likely than ever to be reformed, let alone repealed, by elected officials. But a promising, powerful legal challenge is still going forward — litigated by attorneys with Pacific Legal Foundation, a watchdog organization that defends limited government, free enterprise, and individual rights, in courtrooms nationwide. “Especially after the election of 2012, PLF...
  • Michigan Action needed to stop Exchange out of committee.

    11/28/2012 8:48:58 AM PST · by jenk · 5 replies
    email | 11/28/12 | Tony
    ObamaCare exchanges could pass as early as Thursday, we need to get the word out immediately to have folks call their State Reps and demand a no vote! Now for the specifics: The House Health Policy Committee has held hearings on the version of the ObamaCare Exchanges that the Senate passed earlier in the year. We are told that this version would not pass but another version is being worked on. We are told that Gail Haines is one of those working on the "substitute bill". This is why I have her marked as a solid Yes below. Our inside...
  • In U.S., Majority Now Against Gov't Healthcare Guarantee...Huh?

    11/28/2012 8:01:41 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 34 replies
    Gallup Politics ^ | 11/28/12 | Jeffrey Jones
    PRINCETON, NJ -- For the first time in Gallup trends since 2000, a majority of Americans say it is not the federal government's responsibility to make sure all Americans have healthcare coverage. Prior to 2009, a majority always felt the government should ensure healthcare coverage for all, though Americans' views have become more divided in recent years. The current results are based on Gallup's annual Health and Healthcare poll, conducted Nov. 15-18 this year. The shift away from the view that the government should ensure healthcare coverage for all began shortly after President Barack Obama's election and has continued the...
  • The Obamacare-Bear: Sometimes You Get the Bear...Sometimes The Bear Gets You

    11/28/2012 7:55:54 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 7 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-28-2012 | MOTUS
    Well, I don’t want to call it a lie… Butt it is beginning to look like a mis-misunderstanding. Probably because nobody knew about all the entitlements (like free condoms) that were in the bill until after we passed it.(snip) Well, I’m sure Congress will take care of everything. They always do. Or as Winnie-the-Pooh used to say: “Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering.” In other news, The US Ambassador to the UN must have skipped that Ambassador school class they have on “charm” because...
  • A Constitutional Opening - opting out of Medicaid mandate alternative to secession

    11/28/2012 5:09:42 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    National Review Online ^ | November 28, 2012 | Paul Moreno
    ...the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. Last June, in NFIB v.Sebelius, the Supreme Court gave the act a mixed bill of constitutional health. It upheld the individual mandate by saying that it was constitutional under Congress’s taxing power. However,it also ruled that Congress could not compel the states to expand their Medicaid programs by threatening to cut off all Medicaid subsidies if they did not do so. Imposing onerous new requirements in a program that already represents such a large part of the states’ budgets that they can’t afford to lose federal subsidies,the Court ruled, is unconstitutional....
  • Meriter lays off 50 employees: Hospital says cuts are result of drop in Medicare reimbursements

    11/27/2012 8:36:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    WISC-TV ^ | November 27, 2012
    MADISON, Wis. - Meriter Hospital said it's laying off about 50 employees. In a statement Tuesday, Meriter Health Systems said it will see a significant drop in Medicare reimbursements beginning in January and the layoffs are a result of a plan that realigns positions in preparation for the cuts in Medicare reimbursement. Meriter confirmed that 140 positions are being eliminated, but through attrition and reassignments, it only expects approximately 50 employees to lose their jobs. Of Meriter's 3,500 employees, fewer than 4 percent were directly affected, according to the statement. Meriter said this change impacted all levels in the organization...
  • The Difference Between A Fine A Tax And Obamacare

    11/27/2012 4:58:46 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 11-27-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • Obamacare Insanity Illustrated By Teddy Bears!

    11/27/2012 5:59:51 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-27-2012 | MOTUS
    Good morning everyone. Today I have prepared a remedial lesson for us on Obamacare.  I just realized that we haven’t discussed Big Guy’s legacy legislation since well before the reelection. And I recall that many of you have some reservations concerning its efficacy. So now that it has been deemed the law of the land, I did a little additional research. As it turns out, Obamacare is not as bad as you’ve been led to believe. It’s actually worse, much worse. All the way from the “free, preventative” annual exams, If you are complaining of a new problem, then you...
  • Obamacare: Supreme Court orders new look at university’s lawsuit

    11/27/2012 12:01:49 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 7 replies
    CSM ^ | 11-26 | Warren Richey
    The US Supreme Court on Monday set the stage for further litigation over the constitutionality of President Obama’s health-care reform law. In a somewhat unusual maneuver, the high court agreed to send one of several cases challenging the Affordable Care Act (ACA) back to a federal appeals court to consider the underlying merits of the lawsuit – including whether the measure violates religious freedom. In late June, the Supreme Court voted 5 to 4 to uphold the ACA as a valid exercise of Congress’s taxing authority. The ruling forced the dismissal of a handful of other cases challenging the reform...
  • Report: Obama health law a good deal for states (LOL-Always Propaganda)

    11/26/2012 4:03:11 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 12 replies
    AP ^ | 11-26-12 | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
    WASHINGTON—States will receive more than $9 in federal money for every $1 they spend to cover low-income residents under President Barack Obama's health care law, according to a nonpartisan analysis released Monday. Expanding Medicaid to cover about 20 million more low-income people will cost over $1 trillion nationally from 2013 to 2022, said the joint report from the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Urban Institute. But the analysis found that states will pay just $76 billion of that, a combined share of roughly 7 percent. The feds will pay the other $952 billion. Republican governors have resisted the Medicaid expansion,...
  • Supreme Court Orders New Look at Obamacare, Abortion Funding

    11/26/2012 2:58:34 PM PST · by NYer · 31 replies
    Life News ^ | November 26, 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    The Supreme Court today ordered a federal appeals court to take a new look at the controversial Obamacare law and whether it unconstitutionally forces taxpayers to fund abortions and contraception, violating religious freedoms.The high court ordered the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to consider the case of Liberty University, a Christian college that contends ObamaÂ’s health care law violates the schoolÂ’s religious freedoms. A federal judge rejected the case and the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the lawsuit was premature but did not deal with the main points the lawsuit brought up.When the Supreme Court upheld the...
  • C.R. Bard announces layoff of 54 workers in Queensbury (New York)

    11/26/2012 2:06:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Glens Falls Post-Star ^ | November 26, 2012 | Jamie Munks
    The C.R. Bard plant in Queensbury is laying off 54 full-time employees, citing lower-than-projected sales. Employees were notified of the layoffs Monday, and the actual reductions will take place over the next few weeks. The layoffs announced Monday are on top of 55 layoffs at the medical device manufacturing plant in July, said Scott Lowry, C.R. Bard vice president and treasurer. “It’s a challenging health-care environment for a lot of reasons,” Lowry said. “We’re right-sizing to meet those changes. We’re not seeing the volumes we had in the past, the volumes we were expecting.” No additional layoffs are planned for...
  • Obamacare: The nightmare of setting up state insurance exchanges

    11/26/2012 11:14:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/26/2012 | Rick Moran
    What a clusterfark. The Hill: ***** "The Obama administration faces major logistical and financial challenges in creating health insurance exchanges for states that have declined to set up their own systems. The exchanges were designed as the centerpiece of President Obama's signature law, and are intended to make buying health insurance comparable to booking a flight or finding a compatible partner on Match.com. Sixteen states - most of them governed by Republicans - have said they will not set up their own systems, forcing the federal government to come up with one instead. Another five states said they want a...
  • SCOTUS orders appeals court to hear Liberty University health care lawsuit

    11/26/2012 9:22:22 AM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 7 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 11/26/2012 | Jennifer Haberkorn
    The Supreme Court on Monday ordered the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals to examine the constitutionality of the health reform law’s employer requirements and mandatory coverage of contraceptives without a co-pay. The move could open the door for President Barack Obama’s health law to be back in front of the Supreme Court late next year. The Supreme Court responded to a request from Liberty University, one of the groups that sued over the health care law’s individual mandate in 2010. When the court ruled in June that the mandate was constitutional, it dismissed Liberty’s entire lawsuit. Over the summer, the...
  • Supreme Court revives challenge to ObamaCare on religious-liberty grounds

    11/26/2012 7:48:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 91 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/26/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    A decision by the Supreme Court this morning opens up a potential new avenue of attack against ObamaCare on the grounds of religious liberty — and not just the HHS contraception mandate. The court overturned the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by Liberty University over the health-system overhaul, in a move that was not opposed by the Obama administration in court: The Supreme Court has revived a Christian college’s challenge to President Barack Obama’s healthcare overhaul, with the acquiescence of the Obama administration.The court on Monday ordered the federal appeals court in Richmond, Va., to consider the claim by Liberty...
  • On Obamacare, I Won't Comply

    11/26/2012 6:19:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 26, 2012 | John Ransom
    Americans know instinctively that when liberals start talking about deficit reduction that’s it’s just a case of the fantods, as Huckleberry Finn would say. And say what you will about old Huck, but he knew a couple of frauds when he saw them.       No matter what liberal “Wonks” like Ezra Klein say about the historically dumb healthcare “reform” known as Obamcare, Americans are uneasy about it. And they should be. The best thing- as Democrat strategist James Carville admitted last year- that could have happened for the Democrats is for the Supreme Court to have tossed out the landmark legislation that bears...
  • On Not Cooperating With Obamacare

    11/25/2012 11:33:52 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    National Review Online - The Corner ^ | November 25, 2012 | Wesley J. Smith
    The Hill has an interesting story reporting on Republican governors refusing to set up state exchanges under Obamacare — which could save the states money since they are on the hook for costs in excess of federal grants. That means the feds will have to do it on a state-by-state basis, a daunting task even for this highly bureaucratic administration. Plus, it is perfectly legal under the law to engage in such passive resistance. Some liberals say that approach isn’t conservative because, in effect, it allows the feds to run state health care. (As if they care!) I’m not buying....
  • ObamaCare Faces the Implementation Iceberg

    11/25/2012 10:42:03 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 11 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | November 26, 2012 | Paul Howard and Stephen Parente
    Some of the recently issued rules, particularly on community rating (charging the same price to everyone regardless of health status) and limiting the premium difference between older and younger applicants are likely to increase prices for young people – and over half (55%) of the uninsured are under age 35. If prices rise sharply for this group, they’re much less likely to buy coverage, since Obamacare lets them buy insurance for the same price even after they become sick. And if young people pass up coverage, the rates will rise for everyone else in the exchange – and for taxpayers...
  • Obama faces huge challenge in setting up (Commiecare™) insurance exchanges

    11/25/2012 10:21:41 PM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/25/12 | Elise Viebeck
    Obama faces huge challenge in setting up insurance exchangesBy Elise Viebeck - 11/25/12 02:45 PM ET The Obama administration faces major logistical and financial challenges in creating health insurance exchanges for states that have declined to set up their own systems. The exchanges were designed as the centerpiece of President Obama’s signature law, and are intended to make buying health insurance comparable to booking a flight or finding a compatible partner on Match.com. Sixteen states — most of them governed by Republicans — have said they will not set up their own systems, forcing the federal government to come up...
  • The "Good News" about the Election

    11/25/2012 5:18:53 PM PST · by grumpa · 15 replies
    Free Texas Constitution blog ^ | November 25, 2012 | Off Grid Blogger
    The good news about the election is that when you are finally able to get in to see your unionized government doctor, the euthanasia shot he gives you will be paid for by some rich atheist that you never met–as authorized by a death panel in a far distant state. Best of all, nobody will have any remorse. Like the Borg from Star Trek, who commit evil without a conscience, our society is rapidly moving to evil without emotions. Texans, the only way to avoid tyranny is secession! Let’s get out now before it’s too late. Secession is no longer...