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  • Obama issues stern language on Supreme Court health care decision (Sit down Napoleon!)

    04/02/2012 1:49:33 PM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 44 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 04/02/2012 | Rachel Rose Hartman
    President Obama on Monday issued stern language to the Supreme Court of the United States regarding his health care law, expressing confidence "Obamacare" will not be overturned by the nation's highest court. "I'm confident this will be upheld because it should be upheld," the president said Monday afternoon at a White House press conference that included ‪Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Mexican President Felipe Calderon, who are attending the North American Leaders' Summit. The president said overturning the law would be "an unprecedented and extraordinary step" and compared the court's rejection of the law to "judicial activism."
  • Notice: Free Republic has been in full rebellion mode since 2008 and will remain so for the duration

    04/11/2012 8:04:00 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 1,464 replies
    Click here to pledge your support! ^ | April 11, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    Notice: Free Republic has been in full rebellion mode since 2008 and will remain in full rebellion mode for the duration! No more Doles!! No more McCains!! No more RINOS!! NO ROMNEY!! Those who cannot stomach rebellion might as well start looking for a new home on the net!! Those who have ignored my hundreds of posts on this crucial issue or who have doubted me these last three or four years might as well get used to it. FR will never support the abortionist, homosexualist, socialist, mandate loving, constitution trampling liar Mitt Romney. In case you haven't noticed, a...
  • Obamacare abortion mandate withers, More states opting out of extremist liberal plan

    04/11/2012 4:37:48 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 11, 2012 | By Daniel McConchie and Mary Harned
    The Department of Health and Human Services has set in motion the Obamacare abortion premium mandate, a provision that permits insurance plans that cover abortions to participate in state exchanges and requires all enrollees in those plans - even those with religious and moral objections to abortion - to pay a separate monthly premium to cover abortions. But many states are diligently passing laws to stop it. The administration’s health care law permits a state to opt out of allowing health insurance plans that cover abortions to participate in the new health insurance exchanges within that state and thereby prohibit...
  • Doctors worried about impact of Obamacare

    04/11/2012 4:33:55 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    Global Post ^ | April 11, 2012 | by Alexander Besant
    In a survey of 500 young doctors conducted this week, a majority responded that they felt pessimistic about the future of the US health care system, with the new healthcare law their central concern. Reuters reported Wednesday that 57 percent of the young doctors (those under 40) that responded to the survey said that the Affordable Health Care Act, so called "Obamacare," would have a negative impact on their practices. This is in contrast to the 23 percent that said it would be positive. The Baby Center website cited other surveys that found similar results among doctors, such as the...
  • A brief digest of "conservative" Romney's greatest accomplishments

    Romney's "accomplishments". 1. Implemented/created Gay Marriage in MA 2. Supported and forced Gay Adoption in MA 3. Supported Abortion wholeheartedly 4. Raised taxes/fees over 300% while being Governor of MA 5. Implemented a state-level Cap and Trade system. 6. Supported Man-Made Global Warming 7. Supported the Brady Bill 8. Implemented a state level “Assault” Weapons Bill after the Federal AWB was allowed to expire 9. Supported TARP 10. Supported Amnesty for Illegal Aliens (Citizenship for those already here) 11. Supported McCain-Kennedy(Amenesty) 12. Implemented a socialized medicine in MA called RomneyCare complete with an Individual Mandate and $50 abortions 13. Nominated...
  • A Plan to End ObamaCare — and the Current Health Care Status Quo

    04/11/2012 12:56:56 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 7 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/10/2012 | Jack McHugh
    In his 2006 book "In Our Hands: A Plan to End the Welfare State," author Charles Murray proposed eliminating welfare, Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, etc., and just giving every adult American $10,000 per year. Murray argues this would "supercharge" the voluntary institutions of civil society (the heartfelt interactions of families, friends, coworkers, charities, private groups, associations, religious organizations, etc.), and generate an improvement in public and private virtue. The overall plausibility and ramifications of this proposal will be left for another day, but for those who concede as Murray does that income redistribution at some level isn't going away any...
  • (Vanity) A Thorn By Any Other Name

    04/10/2012 6:28:31 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 10 replies
    grey_whiskers ^ | 04-10-2012 | grey_whiskers
    I wish I had thought of this sooner. But you know, we all ought to start calling Obamacare by a new name, the "Barack Obama Health Insurance Commerce Act". BOHICA. I guess Sarah Palin won't be losing any sleep over this, what with her "Death Panels" tweet and all. Still, every little bit helps.
  • Freep a Poll! (Fox. Will obamacare add to the national deficit?)

    04/10/2012 2:32:30 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 22 replies ^ | 4-10-12 | Fox News
    WIll ObamaCare add to the national deficit? Not sure, but I think we need to know for sure before the entire law kicks in. Yes. When taken in its entirety, it's a good law that will save billions of dollars. No. Even the Congressional Budget Office estimated last year that the law would increase the deficit. Other (post a comment)
  • Why is the IRS Diverting $500 Million to Enforce Obamacare?

    04/10/2012 10:40:04 AM PDT · by 92nina · 18 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-04-09 | John Kartch
    Millions of Americans are struggling to meet the April 17 IRS tax filing deadline. [Yester]day, The Hill newspaper report[ed] that the IRS is receiving an emergency infusion of $500 million from the Obama administration – not to enforce the existing convoluted tax code – but to impose the 2,700-page Obamacare law on an unwilling country. Why would the IRS need hundreds of millions of dollars to implement a healthcare law? Because Obamacare is one of the largest tax hikes in history, saddling American families and small employers with 20 new or higher taxes. Click below to see the full list...
  • Family health care costs to exceed $20,000 this year

    04/10/2012 9:40:22 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 12 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 3/29/2012 | Jessica Dickler
    Three days of Supreme Court arguments have left the fate of the 2010 health care reform law uncertain. What is certain, however, is that health care costs are continuing to eat away at consumers' budgets. The cost to cover the typical family of four under an employer plan is expected to top $20,000 on health care this year, up more than 7% from last year, according to early projections by independent actuarial and health care consulting firm Milliman Inc. In 2002, the cost was just $9,235, the firm said. The projected increase marks the fifth year in a row that...
  • Obamacare’s fake accounting

    04/10/2012 9:24:24 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 1 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 10, 2012 | Jennifer Rubin
    Charles Blahous, a senior research fellow George Mason University and one of the two public trustees for the Social Security and Medicare programs, is out with a study that confirms the common-sense argument conservatives have been making for years: You can’t vastly expand and subsidize gold-plated health-care insurance and expect to save money. What is at issue is the difference between government accounting and a realistic assessment of our future costs. Although the Congressional Budget Office and Medicare Trustees accounting conventions have obscured the economic impact of Obamacare, in plain terms it will cost us more money than it will...
  • AG Ken Cuccinelli part of forum on health care reform law

    04/10/2012 9:15:49 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke
    While the Supreme Court prepares its ruling on federal health care reform, a leading opponent of the law joined local leaders Monday night in a forum on the Affordable Care Act. Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli was one of 7 panelists in the forum held at Bristol Regional Medical Center. He filed Virginia's lawsuit against the federal government and tonight said he hopes the high court will rule it unconstitutional. “This isn't about health care,” says Cuccinelli. “It's about liberty. If the federal government can order us what health insurance we're going to buy, they can order us what car...
  • For the Elderly, Emergency Rooms of Their Own

    04/10/2012 7:15:32 AM PDT · by Haiku Guy · 22 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 4/10/12 | ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS
    There were no beeping machines or blinking lights or scurrying medical residents. A volunteer circulated among the patients like a flight attendant, making soothing conversation and offering reading glasses, Sudoku puzzles and hearing aids. Above them, an artificial sun shined through a skylight imprinted with a photographic rendering of a robin’s-egg-blue sky, puffy clouds and leafy trees. Ms. Spielberger, who is in her 80s, was even getting into the spirit of the place, despite her unnerving condition. “It’s beautiful,” she said. “Everything here is wonderful.” Yet this was an emergency room, one specifically designed for the elderly, part of a...
  • Obama healthcare law could sharply worsen U.S. deficits - study

    04/10/2012 3:34:42 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 5 replies
    reuters ^ | 4/10/2012 | John Crawley
    President Barack Obama's healthcare law could sharply exceed its cost-savings targets and add up to $530 billion to the federal budget deficit, a leading authority on U.S. government benefit programs said on Tuesday. A study by Charles Blahous, a George Mason University research fellow and the Republican trustee for the Medicare and Social Security entitlement programs for the elderly, challenges the administration's contention that the 2010 law would better keep healthcare costs in line. Known as the "Affordable Care Act," or "Obamacare," the measure to expand health insurance for millions of Americans is considered Obama's signature domestic policy achievement. The...
  • Sentenced to death for being old: The NHS denies life-saving treatment to the elderly, as one man's

    04/09/2012 8:17:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/9/12 | ohn Naish
    When Kenneth Warden was diagnosed with terminal bladder cancer, his hospital consultant sent him home to die, ruling that at 78 he was too old to treat. Even the palliative surgery or chemotherapy that could have eased his distressing symptoms were declared off-limits because of his age. His distraught daughter Michele Halligan accepted the sad prognosis but was determined her father would spend his last months in comfort. So she paid for him to seen privately by a second doctor to discover what could be done to ease his symptoms. Thanks to her tenacity, Kenneth got the drugs and surgery...
  • Obama administration diverts $500M to IRS to implement healthcare reform law

    04/09/2012 4:25:20 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4-9-12 | Sam Baker
    The Obama administration is quietly diverting roughly $500 million to the IRS to help implement the president’s healthcare law. The money is only part of the IRS’s total implementation spending, and it is being provided outside the normal appropriations process. The tax agency is responsible for several key provisions of the new law, including the unpopular individual mandate. Republican lawmakers have tried to cut off funding to implement the healthcare law, at least until after the Supreme Court decides whether to strike it down. That ruling is expected by June, and oral arguments last week indicated the justices might well...
  • WH: $500M to IRS to implement 'tax breaks' (Obama demands you give the IRS your health records)

    04/09/2012 3:29:59 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 24 replies
    washington Examiner ^ | 4/9/2012 | byJoel Gehrke
    President Obama has sent $500 million to the Internal Revenue Service, despite congressional objection, to help implement "tax breaks" in Obamacare, according to his spokesman. "My understanding is that this is about enabling the IRS to provide the, essentially the tax breaks to small businesses and individuals to assist them in acquiring health insurance -- or in the case of small businesses providing health insurance," White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters today. The IRS is tasked with enforcing the individual mandate in Obamacare.
  • Country Cannot Afford Obamacare

    04/09/2012 8:19:53 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Detroit News ^ | 4/8/2012 | Joseph Lehman
    This week, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is celebrating its recent two-year anniversary in front of the Supreme Court. The controversial law finds itself in front of the highest court in the land after 26 states — 10 of which are represented in this statement — joined together to challenge its constitutionality. After ferocious public debate and two years of implementation, the legislation still faces an uncertain fate — and the Obama administration still finds itself working to convince a majority of Americans that its signature health care reform isn't a bad thing. Current Gallup polling shows about...
  • Spain: How about making rich pay for health care?

    04/09/2012 7:33:24 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    AP via Google News ^ | April 9, 2012 | By DANIEL WOOLLS
    MADRID (AP) — Spain should consider making richer people pay for their universal health coverage, the country's economy minister said Monday in another reflection of a government scraping and clawing for new sources of revenue. The ruling party quickly disavowed him, saying the official was only expressing a personal opinion. Spain should mull the idea of making people who earn more than €100,000 ($130,000) a year pay for state-administered health care that is financed with taxpayer money. Few people earn that much in Spain, where the average salary is about €20,000 a year, and many make even less. The unemployment...
  • On courts' role, Obama not clueless, just pandering

    04/08/2012 1:50:35 PM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 12 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 4-8-2012 | The Orange County Register Editorial Board
    President Barack Obama, stung by indications the Supreme Court may overturn his landmark health care law, reacted last week unlike a constitutional scholar, which he was at the University of Chicago, and more like a politician seeking reelection, which he is. The president pronounced: "I am confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress." Mr. Obama appeared to be warning the high court against overturning his signature legislative achievement, by invalidating an act of Congress. But even...