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  • MICHIGAN JOINS WITH MANY OTHER STATES, WILL NOT SET UP A STATE-RUN HEALTH EXCHANGE

    11/29/2012 4:07:03 PM PST · by taildragger · 61 replies
    <p>Last week I was told by very knowledgeable sources in the State Capitol that Obama Care was a lock to be implemented in Michigan because of the heavy handed pressure by Governerd Rick " Jennifer" Snyder, his bought and paid for minion Speaker of the House Jase Bolger and the Godzilla of health care insurance companies, Blue Cross/ Blue Shield of Michigan. I was told they were demanding the passage of Health Care Exchanges so Obama Care can be implemented ASAP.</p>
  • Wanted: Another Patrick Henry

    11/29/2012 3:24:30 PM PST · by Jacquerie · 31 replies
    In 1765, Parliament added its North American colonists to those subject to the Stamp Tax. It seemed innocuous enough. Thought to raise about 60,000 pounds/year, it would amount to twenty percent or so of the cost to garrison a vast new country won from France in the war that concluded only two years earlier. It was the wrong tax at the wrong time. It was wrong because direct taxes had been left to the individual colonies since 1607. Parliament’s timing was horrible because instead of prosperity with the conclusion of war, the colonies slipped into hard economic times. Regarded as...
  • Missouri business granted injunction against HHS mandate

    11/29/2012 3:16:53 PM PST · by NYer · 29 replies
    cna ^ | November 29, 2012
    St. Louis, Mo., Nov 29, 2012 / 11:34 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A federal appeals court on Nov. 28 granted a Catholic business owner in Missouri an injunction against the Department of Health and Human Services mandate that he says violates his religious freedom by forcing him to provide insurance coverage for morally objectionable drugs and procedures. “The order sends a message that the religious beliefs of employers must be respected by the government,” said Francis Manion, Senior Counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice. The center is representing Frank O’Brien and his St. Louis-based business O’Brien Industrial Holdings,...
  • Dehydrating Disabled Babies in UK Hospitals

    11/29/2012 3:04:28 PM PST · by NYer · 17 replies
    NRO ^ | November 29, 2012 | Wesley J. Smith
    The Liverpool Care Pathway has become a checklist for killing. This is what happens when a country allows bureaucrats to control healthcare. (Yes, I am issuing an unsubtle warning about Obamacare.)The Pathway was designed by health bureaucrats to fix a real problem: Too many patients were being allowed to die in pain in UK hospitals. In centralized systems, the answer to a problem is always more technocracy. So, the Liverpool Care Pathway was put into place to ensure that dying patients receive adequate pain control, including in the rare instances that it is necessary, sedation. But rather than being patient-centered, it became a bureaucratic nightmare: ...
  • How to turn Obamacare into FreeMarketcare in 4 steps

    11/29/2012 1:29:43 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 7 replies
    American Enterprise Institute ^ | November 29th, 2012 | James Pethokoukis
    1. Deregulate the state exchanges, while capping subsidies. 2. Slowly shift Medicare patients into the exchanges. 3. Let more people buy insurance on their own rather than through their employer. 4. Move Medicaid patients into the exchanges. The result would be a more coherent system where more Americans would be buying health insurance on their own from private insurers competing hard for their business.
  • Obamacare: MUST keep children under 26 on parent's plan

    11/29/2012 12:10:31 PM PST · by Help! · 65 replies
    self ^ | 11/29/2012 | Help!
    I work in HR. We are being told by Blue-cross Blue-shield Insurance that dependents CANNOT be removed from the insured's policy until they turn 26, even if they get married (and have coverage under a spouse), take a job on their own (and have their own coverage), leave home (no longer living in a parent-child relationship), etc. etc. This includes a non-adopted step-child. They are saying it is ILLEGAL under Obamacare to remove that child from the insured's coverage. The parent's coverage would be primary and if they got another policy it would be secondary. Seems this make the parent...
  • Good News for a Change: Two More States Move Against ObamaCare

    11/29/2012 11:19:37 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 35 replies
    FreedomWorks ^ | 11/29/2012 | Joshua Withrow
    Some good news today, as Michigan and Arizona have both made decisions that they will not be setting up a health care exchange under ObamaCare. In Arizona, Governor Jan Brewer declared yesterday that she will not direct the state government to set up an exchange. In Michigan, Governor Rick Snyder has been trying to set up an exchange, but Speaker of the House Jase Bolger has declared that he will not bring the bill to establish exchanges to the floor. 3,500 people have already sent messages urging Michigan's top state officials to stand against ObamaCare, and the Speaker is listening....
  • From my wife's shrink: "Dear Patient, I will no longer be a Medicare provider" (vanity)

    11/28/2012 3:46:44 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 74 replies
    My wife's shrink | November 28, 2012 | Seizethecarp (vanity)
    Dear Patient, Going into the coming year, I have made a difficult but necessary determination that I will no longer be a Medicare provider. This will go into effect as of January 1, 2013. My decision is directly related to the continuing Medicare cuts and cumbersome requirements that Medicare has put into place. Regretfully, it is no longer feasible for us to participate with Medicare.
  • Obama's Looming Prostate Cancer Death Epidemic,; Technocrat Doctors Turn Against Patients

    11/28/2012 3:40:44 PM PST · by morphing libertarian · 77 replies
    Sun Beam Times ^ | November 28, 2012 | Dr. David McKalip
    Prostate can deaths projected to increase. Restrictions on care and older population forming a perfect storm. http://sunbeamtimes.com/2012/11/28/obamas-looming-prostate-cancer-death-epidemic-technocrat-doctors-turn-against-patients.aspx
  • 9 lawmakers want to arrest U.S. officials who implement Obamacare

    11/28/2012 1:44:19 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 17 replies
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 11-13-12 | Patrick Marley
    <p>Madison - As Gov. Scott Walker contemplates whether to create a state health care exchange under Obamacare, he will have to contend in the coming legislative session with nine lawmakers who have said they back a bill to arrest any federal officials who try to implement the health care law.</p>
  • Can you opt out of Obamacare?

    11/28/2012 12:30:52 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 37 replies
    Citizens Council for Health Freedom ^ | 11-27-12 | twila brase
    Two weeks ago, I pointed out Section 1555, one of the major chinks in PPACA's armor according to an attorney at the Goldwater Institute. Section 1555 is in the law under "Subtitle G - Miscellaneous Provisions." Since bringing this up, I've heard from some who believe that this section is limited solely to those who sell ("issue") health insurance. Here again is Section 1555: "No individual, company, business, nonprofit entity, or health insurance issuer offering group or individual health insurance coverage shall be required to participate in any Federal health insurance program created under this Act (or any amendments made...
  • WSJ: Yep, the feds are totally unprepared to launch ObamaCare exchanges

    11/28/2012 10:19:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/28/2012 | MARY KATHARINE HAM
    The blaming of governors for not implementing ObamaCare is in hyperdrive for a reason— the federal government and liberals backing ObamaCare overestimated the federal government's ability to build a system of the complexity and technological intricacy necessary to pull this off. They counted on states to do some heavy lifting (with a hefty price tag) to make this happen, yet have given them very little regulatory guidance and passed the bill in a way least likely to engender cooperation. The current rumpus is over ObamaCare’s “exchanges,” the bureaucracies that will regulate the design and sale of insurance and where 30...
  • Now they tell us: Majority against government health insurance guarantee

    11/28/2012 10:16:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/28/2012 | Rick Moran
    The low information voter will be the death of America. New Gallup poll shows a majority of Americans now disagree with liberals that it is the government's responsibility to see that all Americans have health insurance: ***** 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...
  • 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