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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burdensome and intrusive Affordable Care Act (ACA) — “Obamacare” — is less likely than ever to be reformed, let alone repealed, by elected officials.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...
  • (Vanity) Demographics Are Not Destiny, Part II: The Wages of Sin is Debt, or, The Horny of Plenty

    11/25/2012 6:21:36 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 11 replies
    grey_whiskers | 11-25-2012 | grey_whiskers
    This is a brief follow-on piece to the original, (Vanity) Demographics Are Not Destiny, or, It's Just How We Roll In that piece I considered the GOP-e's analysis of the 2012 Presidential Election loss as due to unsurmountable demographic shifts in the electorate, and showed that the changes in the electorate were not due solely to demographics, but to changes in the labor market and the attitudes instilled into the historical blue-collar voting bloc (across sexual and racial lines) in an attempt to gain political power. I then showed the financial dangers of such an approach and compared them to...
  • The “right” to healthcare does not require a doctor to work for free

    11/25/2012 4:12:14 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 65 replies
    Med City News ^ | 11-23-12 | Kevin Smith MD
    After the election, a lot of people are excited that they can now get healthcare. Or maybe not quite yet, but by 2014, when ObamaCare is fully implemented. The only problem is that healthcare is not like an Obama phone. The phones are all made by a standard process in a factory, probably in China, and they usually work. You can use them to call a healthcare provider. But you usually get the ’if this is an emergency, hang up and dial 911,’ followed by the phone menu. How will this change with ObamaCare? Doesn’t that give you a right...
  • The 47% have no idea how much healthcare reform will cost them

    11/25/2012 3:45:32 PM PST · by plain talk · 109 replies
    MedCity News ^ | November 5, 2012 | Jane Orient
    It may be unpopular to say so, but it is true: the U.S. is very close to, if not past, the tipping point at which the majority of the people are net beneficiaries of big government — or so they think. People who receive a check from the government may see voting for a smaller government as contrary to their best interest. If they don’t pay taxes, why should they care about a tax increase? Perceptions are, however, deceiving.”Healthcare reform,” as the (Un)Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) is billed, probably shows more clearly than anything else how most Americans, including Romney’s...
  • Psalm 666: The State Is My Shepherd, I Shall Not Want

    11/25/2012 9:13:23 AM PST · by Sharkfish · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 25, 2012 | Doug Giles
    Psalm 666: The State Is My Shepherd, I Shall Not Want A Psalm of Obama By Doug Giles 11/25/2012 (To be sung by children, K-12, every morning of their seven-day school week.)* The State is my shepherd, I shall not want. It makes me lie down in federally owned pastures. It leads me beside quiet waters in banned fishing areas. It restores my soul through its control. It guides me in the path of dependency for its namesake. Even though our nation plunges into the valley of the shadow of debt, I will fear no evil, For Barack will be...
  • Editorial: Obamacare, the ultimate job killer

    11/24/2012 3:17:11 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Editorial: Obamacare, the ultimate job killerPublished on November 24, 2012 **SNIP** Total: ~6,000+ jobs Of course, the latest is causing quite a stir. Hostess, maker of the ever-love Twinkie, is closing their doors and letting 18,500 employees go. This has hit America’s obese population like a sugar brick. Unfortunately, they have no one to blame but themselves and their votes. While the headlines read that labor negations are to blame, the bigger story is an uncertain economy and new taxation. Part of the increased labor cost is Obamacare, and as a result the union was asked to reduce benefits and/or...
  • History of Socialist Progression: From Healthcare to the Holocaust

    11/24/2012 2:35:08 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 20 replies
    The New American ^ | 24 November 2012 | Michael Tennant
    Children with "hereditary defects" such as Down syndrome were among the first victims of the Nazi euthanasia program, which killed those deemed "unworthy of life." From Healthcare to Holocaust The New American 24 November 2012 It all started modestly enough. Hoping to stem the rising tide of socialism in the late 19th century, German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck decided to institute a welfare state, the theory being that finding a middle ground between laissez-faire capitalism and full-blown socialism would blunt the popularity of the latter without unduly interfering with the former. Bismarck convinced the Reichstag to create four programs:...
  • A Physician’s New Reality: Patients Ask Me to Break the Law

    11/24/2012 8:49:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 93 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 11/24/2012 | Dr. Peter Weiss
    Obama won, Obamacare is the law, and, as my wife says, I will just have to learn to dance to a new song. Now, don’t get me wrong, Obamacare is awful. Forget all the “free stuff” it provides. Children covered on their parents’ plan until 26 years of age? A scam, making young adults — excuse me, children — pay for complete, comprehensive health insurance when all they need and should pay for is major catastrophe insurance. Then there is the “annual ” or “preventative” exam, which according to Obamacare is “free.” You gotta love this stuff. I wish I...
  • Letter: Examples of lawlessness on part of the Obama Administration

    11/23/2012 9:57:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Laconia Daily Sun ^ | November 23, 2012 | Russ Wiles
    I have been accused of using invectives and exaggeration in describing the current administration, which now has four more years to dismantle our Constitution. How dare I call the EPA a rogue organization? It's director, Lisa Jackson decided to enforce a mandate that oil refiners blend cellulosic ethanol into gasoline, diesel and jet fuel. There is one little problem though. It does not yet exist commercially. That is apparently of little concern to Lisa. The EPA fined refiners $6.8 million for not following their edict. They appealed her decision. She thanked them for their concern, but said the decision will...
  • Medical giant Stryker cuts 1,170 jobs, citing ObamaCare

    11/16/2012 2:08:04 PM PST · by Arthurio · 21 replies
    Medical supply giant Stryker is the latest company to announce job cuts in anticipation of coming costs associated with ObamaCare, even though the man who inherited a fortune from the company's founder is a fan. The company will cut 1,170 jobs, or five percent of its worldwide workforce, despite the fact that the founder's grandson was one of the largest contributors to President Obama’s re-election campaign. Medical tech scion Jon Stryker, whose net worth is currently estimated at $1.2 billion, contributed $2 million to the Priorities USA Action super PAC and has given $66,000 in contributions to Obama and the...
  • Obamacare will make us a part time nation

    11/23/2012 2:14:57 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 78 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/23/2012 | Rick Moran
    There are already 8 million Americans working part time who want to work full time. It seems likely that number will skyrocket once Obamacare is implemented. An Obamacare supporter is as stupid as the Democrats who passed the legislation in the first place: ******** When my better half told me that her boss was thinking about cutting all full-time employees to part time in order to avoid the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act insurance requirements (for full-time employees), my initial response was, "Surely the federal government wouldn't have allowed such a blatantly obvious way of getting out of the...
  • Obamacare Layoffs Are Not About Obama...

    11/23/2012 10:48:40 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 11-23-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • Assault of pro-life advocate leads to arrest of alleged serial rapist

    11/22/2012 2:26:12 PM PST · by NYer · 37 replies
    cna ^ | November 21, 2012 | Hillary Senour
    Everett Stadig recuperating in the hospital after being shoved and breaking his hip. Photo courtesy of Everett Stadig. Denver, Colo., Nov 21, 2012 / 04:49 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The arrest of a prominent Denver relator who allegedly assaulted a senior citizen collecting signatures for a pro-life petition has lead to new developments in three unsolved rape cases. “Were it not for Mr. Costello’s arrest at the grocery store in July, there would have been no new leads, and there would have been no charges filed in connection with these three unsolved sexual assaults,” Lynn Kimbrough of the Denver District...
  • Oklahoma Doctors vs. Obamacare

    11/22/2012 3:14:48 PM PST · by neverdem · 14 replies
    Reason ^ | Nov. 15, 2012 | Jim Epstein
    Three years ago, Dr. Keith Smith, co-founder and managing partner of the Surgery Center of Oklahoma, took an initiative that would only be considered radical in the health care industry: He posted online a list of prices for 112 common surgical procedures. The 51-year-old Smith, a self-described libertarian, and his business partner, Dr. Steve Lantier, founded the Surgery Center 15 years ago, after they became disillusioned with the way patients were treated at St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City, where the two men worked as anesthesiologists. In 1997, Smith and Lantier bought the shell of a former surgical center with...
  • Obama SBA Head Hasn't Heard Of ObamaCare Impacting Small Business

    11/22/2012 3:11:11 PM PST · by Libloather · 35 replies
    Obama SBA Head Hasn't Heard Of ObamaCare Impacting Small BusinessPosted on November 21, 2012 **SNIP** "You know, I travel all around the country, every week I go to a different part of the country. I'm with small businesses. And I'm not hearing that," Mills said about the negative impact ObamaCare has on small business.
  • Boehner Wants ‘Obamacare’ in Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

    11/21/2012 9:40:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 21, 2012 | Michael Ono
    President Obama’s reelection guaranteed at least one thing for his second term – Obamacare is here here to stay. But that is not going to keep Republicans from trying to chip away at the law. House Speaker John Boehner wrote, in an op-ed, Tuesday that cuts to the president’s landmark legislative achievement should be included in efforts to deal with the looming fiscal cliff. “We can’t afford it, and we can’t afford to leave it intact. That’s why I’ve been clear that the law has to stay on the table as both parties discuss ways to solve our nation’s massive...
  • The Squeeze

    11/21/2012 8:30:14 PM PST · by madison10 · 8 replies
    Self | 11/21/2012 | MaddieTen
    The Squeeze: An Economic Theory Premise of the book: A western country is running low on funds to keep their economy, with its soon-to-be totally dependent peoples, rolling along. Ruling from the shadows is an evil governing body, let's call them, hmmmm..."The Squeezers," that come up with what they believe to be a brilliant plan. The Plan: They make a law so impossible to follow and difficult to understand that it is always open to interpretation, totally fluid. The Care Institutions are forced to follow the law and in doing so the Squeezed who have been saving, working and watching...
  • Surprise: PA College Slashes Instructors' Hours to Avoid Obamacare

    11/21/2012 6:13:08 PM PST · by george76 · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Nov 2012 | Wynton Hall
    Pennsylvania's Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) is slashing the hours of 400 adjunct instructors, support staff, and part-time instructors to dodge paying for Obamacare. "It's kind of a double whammy for us because we are facing a legal requirement [under the new law] to get health care and if the college is reducing our hours, we don't have the money to pay for it," said adjunct biology professor Adam Davis. On Tuesday, CCAC employees were notified that Obamacare defines full-time employees as those working 30 hours or more per week and that on Dec. 31 temporary part-time employees will...
  • Why WI Gov. Walker refuses to implement a state-based health-care exchange

    11/21/2012 3:11:03 PM PST · by Wisconsinlady · 22 replies
    Governor's newsletter | 11/21/12 | Gov. Scott Walker
    Dear Concerned Citizen: On November 6, citizens across the state and country voted to reelect President Obama. As a result, the implementation of federal health care reform continues to move forward. While I may disagree with the federal health care law, health insurance exchanges will now be built. To do so, federal law provides states three options: 1) create a federally run exchange; 2) create a state-run exchange; 3) establish a partnership plan requiring the state to administer the exchange for the federal government. The most important consideration for me in deciding which option is best for our state is...
  • Why WI Gov. Walker refuses to implement a state-based health-care exchange

    11/21/2012 3:10:45 PM PST · by Wisconsinlady · 5 replies
    Governor's newsletter | 11/21/12 | Gov. Scott Walker
    Dear Concerned Citizen: On November 6, citizens across the state and country voted to reelect President Obama. As a result, the implementation of federal health care reform continues to move forward. While I may disagree with the federal health care law, health insurance exchanges will now be built. To do so, federal law provides states three options: 1) create a federally run exchange; 2) create a state-run exchange; 3) establish a partnership plan requiring the state to administer the exchange for the federal government. The most important consideration for me in deciding which option is best for our state is...
  • Boehner: Obamacare Must Be on Table During Budget Talks

    11/21/2012 2:48:14 PM PST · by diamond6 · 53 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 11/21/2012 | Unknown
    President Barack Obama must show a willingness to cut back the healthcare reform law during budget negotiations, says House Speaker John Boehner. “President Obama has won re-election, but his healthcare law is still driving up costs and making it harder for small businesses to hire workers. As was the case before the election, Obamacare has to go,” Boehner writes in the Cincinnati Enquirer. “The president’s health care law adds a massive, expensive, unworkable government program at a time when our national debt already exceeds the size of our country’s entire economy. We can’t afford it, and we can’t afford to...
  • Planned Parenthood Gets Obamacare Funds to Push Sex on 9th Graders

    11/21/2012 2:26:45 PM PST · by NYer · 21 replies
    Life News ^ | November 21, 2012 | Rita Diller
    Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Virginia has received government funding that enables it to expand its systematic sexualization and degradation of 9th graders in the Newport News public schools with “risk reduction” sex education. The money comes from the $75 million pool set aside as a part of Obamacare to teach the Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP).The PREP money is setting students up for disaster as it enables Planned Parenthood and other organizations access to the most vulnerable youth across the nation. The curriculum being used in Newport News, Virginia, is distributed by ETR Associates, formerly the education department of Planned...
  • Medical device tax could crimp long-term care supplies, hike cost, dampen innovation, expert says

    11/21/2012 1:12:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    A medical device excise tax scheduled to hit Jan. 1 is causing uncertainty among manufacturers and providers, a healthcare expert said Monday. The 2.3% tax will be on sales of FDA-approved devices that are used by a physician or in a physician's office. It's intended to generate $20 billion over the next several years, which is expected to offset some healthcare reform costs. While types of devices affected by the tax include pacemakers and stents, it also can include surgical gloves or wheelchairs, which could mean complications for long-term care providers purchasing those items. It also could cause some companies...
  • Experts: New Health Rules Show Obamacare Will Raise Costs

    11/21/2012 1:05:55 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Wednesday, 21 Nov 2012 02:17 PM | Bill Hoffmann
    The federal government has issued a series of sweeping new rules and regulations surrounding Obamacare—benefits that health-industry experts fear could end up costing Americans more. … Betsy McCaughey, a former New York lieutenant governor under George Pataki and author of “Decoding the Obamacare Law,” told Newsmax the new rules and regulations will cost consumers more. … Meanwhile, companies with 50 or more employees will have a choice of sponsoring a health plan for 100 percent of their workers or paying an annual penalty of $2000. One study shows a third of those employers with 50 or more workers may opt...
  • Pizza Industry Hopes to Head Off New ObamaCare Regulation that May Force Price Hikes and Layoffs

    11/21/2012 11:51:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 11/21/2012 | Bryan Preston
    Posted By Bryan Preston On November 20, 2012 @ 9:35 am In Culture,Economy,News,Politics | 37 Comments When Rep. Nancy Pelosi infamously declared that we have to pass ObamaCare in order to find out wha's in it, she wasn't kidding. Buried in the mammoth 2700-page law that most in Congress did not bother to read before passing is Section 4205. That section requires any pizzeria, grocery store, or convenience store with more than 20 locations to post calorie information in their stores on menu boards. The way the law is written, it requires the national pizza chains to post fixed information...
  • The Law itself says virtually no one has to participate in ObamaCare!

    11/21/2012 10:10:37 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 15 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/21/2012 | Doug Book
    Twila Brase, president of the Citizen’s Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) and one of the most educated of Americans concerning the ins and outs of Barack Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, believes the language of the law makes it clear that the overwhelming majority of people do not have to participate in ObamaCare unless they freely wish to do so. Brase writes: “Obamacare has more chinks in its armor than a turtle without a shell. As a result, state governors and legislators can inflict great damage. The following amazing chink was discussed by a Goldwater Institute attorney during...
  • John Kasich betrays conservatives, lies about "blocking ObamaCare in Ohio

    11/21/2012 9:07:27 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 20 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/21/2012 | Doug Book
    Ohio’s Republican Governor John Kasich has reneged on his campaign pledge to “block ObamaCare” being established in Ohio. And he has done it a way which would make Barack Obama proud—by lying through his teeth. Contrary to Nancy Pelosi’s claims, passing ObamaCare has not enabled most Americans to know what’s in it. But one thing has become clear to those who have studied this signature, power-play legislation of the left— courageous Republican governors can kill it. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act can only infect the nation and the American people if states are willing either to set up...
  • Alan Dershowitz: Chief Justice Roberts Voted For Obamacare To Get 'Street Cred' (Video)

    11/21/2012 7:28:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/21/2012 | Abby Rogers
    Even though Obamacare was decided months ago, pundits are still dissecting the court's actions. CNN's top legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin and famed lawyer and author Alan Dershowitz sat down on Friday at New York's 92nd Street Y to debate why Chief Justice John Roberts used his deciding vote to pass President Barack Obama's controversial health care law. And, according to Dershowitz, Roberts did it just so he could side with Republicans from now on without getting called out for being too conservative. "Roberts is very political," Dershowitz said in the interview, posted by Above The Law. "And what he did...
  • What's Obamacare Cost? Obama Small Biz Chief: 'I Bought Jam For My Friends!'

    11/21/2012 7:06:43 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 13 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Hector Camacho might be in rough shape in hospital, but someone is out there bobbing and weaving like a champ. Meet Karen Mills, President Obama's head of the Small Business Administration. When Joe Scarborough asked her straight-up to state the cost per worker of Obamacare, Mills ducked like a pro, switched the subject, and wound up describing . . . how last year, she bought blueberry jam at a Maine farmers market as gifts for her friends! Not a joke—just a world-class non sequitur from an Obama administration that would rather talk about anything other than the cost of its...
  • Vermont Goes For Gold (Silver, Bronze And Platinum, Too)

    11/21/2012 6:49:34 AM PST · by Eagle of Liberty · 13 replies
    Kaiser Health News ^ | August 27th, 2012 | Bob Kinzel
    Vermont is the only state in the nation on a path to a single payer health system. That could take a while, though. And in the meantime, the state has to set up an insurance exchange to comply with the Affordable Care Act. While some states are still struggling with the basic question of whether to do their own exchanges, Vermont is moving ahead at a rapid clip, digging into the details of how much various health plans will cost on its exchange. The Green Mountain Care Board this week released the basic outline of benefit packages that will be...
  • Woman Wakes Up As Doctors Ready to Harvest Her Organs (Video-Denmark)

    11/20/2012 7:27:02 PM PST · by virgil283 · 7 replies
    "Her family was told she was brain dead..... Now she’s back at home cooking dinner with her family....The world of organ donation in Denmark is in turmoil. A documentary was aired earlier this month which showed family members reacting in anguish to the news that their 19-year-old daughter was brain dead after a car accident, agreeing to donate her organs and allowing doctors to turn off her respirator.....“But we made a mistake underway and made the family believe that their daughter and sister would die.”....The hospital acknowledged that the question of organ donation should not have been raised as there...