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  • Obamacare: 2016 sticker shock

    02/05/2016 2:30:52 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 24 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 2, 2015 | Paige Winfield Cunningham
    Health insurers are proposing to raise Obamacare rates more than in the past - some by more than 70 percent - now that they are finally equipped with all the information they need to price those plans. Plans wanting to raise rates by at least 10 percent next year posted the proposed increase online Monday, as required by the 2010 healthcare law. Insurers are allowed to raise rates each year, but they must publish significant increases ahead of time. Insurers have sold plans in the law's new insurance marketplaces for two years in a row. But the difference in 2016...
  • How Donald Trump helped Democrats pass Obamacare

    02/04/2016 8:15:40 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 99 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 22, 2015 | Marc A. Thiessen
    In the announcement speech for his presidential campaign, Donald Trump railed against Obamacare. "We have a disaster called the big lie: Obamacare," Trump declared. "I would repeal and replace the big lie, Obamacare." Well, that sounds like something a Republican candidate would say. But there is one problem: Trump helped finance the Democratic takeover of Congress in 2006 - which put in place the liberal majority that passed Obamacare over the objections of congressional Republicans. And he continued to support a Democratic Senate majority after Obamacare...
  • Licking Wounds, Insurers Accelerate Moves To Limit Health-Law Enrollment

    02/04/2016 2:30:57 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    Kaiser Health News ^ | February 4, 2016 | By Jay Hancock
    Stung by losses under the federal health law, major insurers are seeking to sharply limit how policies are sold to individuals in ways that consumer advocates say seem to discriminate against the sickest and could hold down future enrollment. In recent days Anthem, Aetna and Cigna, all among the top five health insurers, told brokers they will stop paying them sales commissions to sign up most customers who qualify for new coverage outside the normal enrollment period, according to the companies and broker documents. Last year, these "special enrollment" clients were much more expensive than expected because lax enforcement allowed...
  • Five Myths About Marijuana and You

    10/28/2015 6:37:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 63 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 10/28/2015 | James Arlandson
    Myths about marijuana are apparent in college papers, online, and in the media. The users are eager to believe they dont have a problem, so an entire mythology has grown up around the plant. But here are the counterarguments
  • Why Trump and Sanders Share a Mandate for Universal Health Care

    02/04/2016 10:07:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | 02/04/2016 | By Eric Pianin
    GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump says Sen. Ted Cruz is a "total liar" for labeling him an advocate of expanded Obamacare or universal national health care along the lines being touted by democratic socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders in the Democratic presidential contest. During an appearance on ABC's This Week on Sunday Trump insisted he would dismantle the Affordable Care Act if he is elected president and stressed that he doesn't favor a "single payer" universal government program that essentially would provide Medicare coverage for all. Yet despite the blustery real estate tycoon's protests about Cruz's characterizations, Trump espoused a form...
  • Donald Trump: 'Ted Cruz gave us Obamacare'

    02/04/2016 7:35:00 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 146 replies
    CNN ^ | February 4, 2016 | By Jeremy Diamond
    Donald Trump on Wednesday leveled a bold accusation at one of his chief rivals for the Republican nomination: "Ted Cruz gave us Obamacare." "He's the one that got Justice Roberts onto the United States Supreme Court," Trump added. While Cruz vocally supported Roberts' nomination at the time, he was not yet a U.S. senator and therefore could not vote to confirm Roberts to the Supreme Court.
  • Aetna Joins Growing Chorus Warning About ObamaCare Failing

    02/04/2016 4:16:44 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 26 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 2/3/2016 | Staff
    Health Reform: ObamaCare was supposed to be on a roll by now, promising 20 million signing up, low cost and stable premiums. Turns out it’s on a roll all right. It’s rolling towards the cliff.
  • How can The Left Call Conservatives Anti-Science When they Are So Violently Anti-Math?

    02/03/2016 9:01:32 AM PST · by Starman417 · 38 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-31-16 | Brother Bob
    "Proof is for mathematical theorems and alcoholic beverages. It's not for science." - Mann Washington Posts's Steven Mufson and Joby Warrick gave a glowing account of President Obama's warnings on Climate Change:"The growing threat of climate change could define the contours of this century more dramatically than any other," Obama said in a speech at the Le Bourget conference center in Paris's industrial outskirts. "What should give us hope that this is a turning point, that this is the moment we finally determined we would save our planet." Obama, who has staked his legacy on the fight against climate change,...
  • Ted Cruz on what the Iowa victory means to him (and how absolutely EVIL Washington has become)

    02/03/2016 10:11:31 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 22 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 2, 2016
    "They would rather Hillary Clinton, they would rather bankrupt our kids and grandkids, they'd rather lose the Supreme Court for a generation, they'd rather see our religious liberties stripped away, our Second Amendment taken away, they would rather see Islamic terrorism continue to rise and Israel continue to be under assault than actually have a true Reagan conservative in the White House who believes what he says. That shows just how messed up Washington is, but it also shows why frustration is volcanic."...
  • California Exchange Chief Rips UnitedHealth For Obamacare Excuses

    02/03/2016 2:23:43 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    NPR ^ | February 3, 2016 | by Chad Terhune
    Amid growing questions over the future of Obamacare exchanges, the head of California's marketplace said the nation's largest private health insurer should take responsibility for nearly $1 billion in losses and stop blaming the federal health law. In a blistering critique, Covered California's executive director, Peter Lee, said UnitedHealth Group Inc. made a series of blunders on rates and networks that led to a $475 million loss in 2015 on individual policies across the country. The company estimates a similar exchange-related loss of $500 million in 2016. "Instead of saying, 'We screwed up,' they said, 'Obamacare is the problem and...
  • Apple’s Siri will now direct mothers to abortion facilities

    02/02/2016 7:02:53 AM PST · by wagglebee · 28 replies
    LifeSiteNew ^ | 2/1/16 | Father Mark Hodges
    CUPERTINO, California, February 2, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Want to abort your baby?  There's an app for that. Apple has "fixed" its software, "Siri," to correctly interpret inquiries for abortion business locations. "Siri" is an "intelligent personal assistant" on the Apple iPhone that you can use to find pretty much anything. Simply say, "Where can I get a good steak?," and the Siri software will list steakhouses near your location. But say, "Where can I get an abortion?," and, since 2011, Siri would look up "abortion" –but because abortion facilities are deceptive in their titles (they never use the A-word, but...
  • Obama veto of bill to defund Planned Parenthood stands as House vote comes up short

    02/02/2016 8:04:24 PM PST · by Morgana · 23 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | February 2, 2016 | Calvin Freiburger
    The US House of Representatives has voted 240-186 to override President Barack Obama’s veto of a bill to place a one-year moratorium on Planned Parenthood’s federal funding and repeal large parts of Obamacare, which also subsidizes abortion. The measure needed two-thirds support and so it failed to pass. The legislation originally passed Congress 240-181 in the House and 52 to 47 in the Senate, but Obama vetoed it, declaring that the bill “would reverse the significant progress we have made in improving health care in America” and “disproportionately impact low-income individuals.” Rep. Diane Black (R-TN), one of House’s leading proponents...
  • Pro-Life Groups Demand D.A. Drop Charges Against David Daleiden for Exposing Planned Parenthood

    02/02/2016 8:33:31 PM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | February 2, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    A coalition of pro-life groups is urging Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson to drop the charges filed against two pro-life advocates, including David Daleiden, for exposing the Planned Parenthood selling the body parts of aborted babies. The Texas grand jury indicted David Daleiden and another pro-life activist, Sandra Merritt, behind the videos. Instead of prosecuting Planned Parenthood for selling aborted baby parts, Daleiden was indicted for buying them. Daleiden and Merritt were charged with one felony related to tampering with a governmental record and a misdemeanor count related to buying human tissue. The felony charge was in reference to...
  • FULL FOOTAGE: Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast CEO Melaney Linton

    02/02/2016 8:28:48 PM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    The Center for Medical Progress/youtube ^ | February 2, 2016 | Center for Medical Progress
    FULL FOOTAGE: Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast CEO Melaney Linton Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast Director of Research Melissa Farrell Explains Abortion Group “Worded” Fetal Specimen Line Item as “Patient Consent” to Skirt Law, Agrees to Financial Profit from Sales: “We Definitely Want to Do That”
  • Planned Parenthood Trashes Ted Cruz After Iowa Win, Claims He Doesn’t Understand Birth Control

    02/02/2016 8:37:21 PM PST · by Morgana · 23 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | February 2, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    The Planned Parenthood abortion business wasted no time trashing pro-life Senator Ted Cruz after the Texas lawmaker won the Iowa caucus vote last night. Cruz won the Republican vote followed by Trump and pro-life Florida Senator Marco Rubio jumped up to a surprisingly close third-place finish to come in just behind Trump, nearly overtaking him as well. In a series of tweets, Planned Parenthood attacked Cruz’s pro-life views on abortion and went as far as making inane claims that Cruz doesn’t understand how birth control works: Elected to the U.S. Senate in 2012, Cruz sailed to victory with the backing...
  • Planned Parenthood Houston Admits Accounting Gimmicks Hide Baby Parts Sales, Invoices Charge $8,000

    02/02/2016 8:19:59 PM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    The Center for Medical Progress/youtube ^ | February 2, 2016 | Center for Medical Progress
    Planned Parenthood Houston Admits Accounting Gimmicks Hide Baby Parts Sales, Invoices Charge $8,000 PLANNED PARENTHOOD HOUSTON ADMITS ACCOUNTING GIMMICKS HIDE BABY PARTS SALES, INVOICES TO UTMB CHARGE THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast Director of Research Melissa Farrell Explains Abortion Group “Worded” Fetal Specimen Line Item as “Patient Consent” to Skirt Law, Agrees to Financial Profit from Sales: “We Definitely Want to Do That” Contact: Peter Robbio, probbio@crcpublicrelations.com, 703.683.5004 HOUSTON, Feb. 3--A new video at Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast and newly-released documents from a Texas Public Information Act request show how Planned Parenthood used accounting gimmicks to hide its...
  • Aetna voices 'serious concerns' on ObamaCare sustainability

    02/01/2016 4:37:33 PM PST · by John W · 18 replies
    thehill.com ^ | February 1, 2016 | Peter Sullivan
    Aetna's chairman and CEO said Monday that the country's third-largest health insurer had "serious concerns" about the sustainability of ObamaCare's marketplaces. "We continue to have serious concerns about the sustainability of the public exchanges," Mark Bertolini said on an earnings call Monday, according to prepared remarks. He said the company remained concerned about "the overall stability of the risk pool." Many insurers, including Aetna, have been losing money on the ObamaCare marketplaces, also known as exchanges, in part because of a sicker and more costly mix of enrollees, known as the "risk pool." The country's largest health insurer, United HealthCare,...
  • John Kasich's Obamacare Roadshow goes national [Why is a Republican promoting Obamacare?]

    02/01/2016 1:51:29 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/01/2016 | Jason Hart
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich used his time in the spotlight at Thursday’s Republican debate to promote Obamacare.You may not have noticed, either because you tune Kasich out or because Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion isn’t a policy you’ve followed closely. But you can bet Obamacare advocates listened with rapt attention.Fox News host Chris Wallace jokingly asked Kasich if he thinks -- as his rhetoric suggests -- Ted Cruz is going to Hell for opposing Obamacare. Cruz is just one of millions of Republicans who have been smeared by Kasich, but there’s no need to split hairs with Wallace here.Watch and I’ll...
  • My Problem with Trump on Health Care

    02/01/2016 1:18:42 PM PST · by texas_mrs · 86 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 12/01/2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    "RUSH: As for Trump, I have to... I was surprised. I was just a little stunned when Trump starts speaking positively... He didn't come out for single-payer health care, but he made it clear that when it comes to health care, he's closer to the Obama approach than to the traditional Republican. I was stunned. I was stunned when I saw what Trump had said on TV, literally taken aback by it. Anyway, we'll get into all this in detail as the program unfolds today. And, again, your host -- your beloved host -- is in a lion's share of...
  • Supremes set date to decide 'what is sin'

    02/01/2016 9:46:26 AM PST · by PROCON · 49 replies
    wnd.com ^ | Feb. 1, 2016 | BOB UNRUH
    'If this appeal is lost, government becomes head of every religious denomination'It's a case in which the U.S. government has been accused of claiming the authority to "determine what is in fact a sin." The critics, meanwhile, have accused the U.S. Supreme Court of tilting the playing field in advance. But the Little Sisters of the Poor case against the Obamacare law is moving toward a resolution with the U.S. Supreme Court announcing arguments have been scheduled for March 23. The nuns who run elder care centers worldwide are contesting the Obamacare requirement that their employee insurance plans cover abortion...
  • Cruz hits The Donald on 'TrumpCare'

    02/01/2016 7:36:04 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 321 replies
    Politico ^ | February 1, 2016 | Dan Diamond with Joanne Kenen
    CRUZ HITS TRUMP ON HEALTH CARE - AND HE'S KIND OF RIGHT - Locked in a close battle in Iowa, Ted Cruz is turning to health care in an attempt to separate himself from rival Donald Trump. A brutal ad airing in Iowa links "HillaryCare" and "ObamaCare" with "TrumpCare" - and uses Trump's own words against him. "Everybody's got to be covered, this is an un-Republican thing for me to say," the ad quotes Trump saying on 60 Minutes last fall. "[And] the government's gonna pay for it." Cruz pushed this message further on several Sunday shows. "A vote for...
  • Ted Cruz on John Roberts and government shutdown: GOP debate takeaways

    01/18/2016 3:21:30 PM PST · by Perdogg · 13 replies
    SNIP “It is true that after George W. Bush nominated John Roberts, I supported his confirmation. That was a mistake and I regret that,” he said. But he insisted that he’d fought behind the scenes for a more reliable — and proven — conservative jurist, appellate judge Mike Luddig, for whom he had worked.
  • John Roberts Should Be a Quick Confirm.

    01/18/2016 3:10:56 PM PST · by true believer forever · 113 replies
    National Review ^ | July 20, 2005 | Senator Ted Cruz
    "As an individual, John Roberts is undoubtedly a principled conservative, as is the president who appointed him. He clerked for Chief Justice Rehnquist, worked in the Reagan White House, and served as the principal deputy solicitor general in President George H.W. Bush's Justice Department. As a jurist, Judge Roberts' approach will be that of his entire career: carefully, faithfully applying the Constitution and legal precedent. He is a mainstream judge, respected across the ideological spectrum. Thus, he's earned praise from liberal icons such as Harvard Law Professor Larry Tribe, and Chicago Law Professor Cass Sunstein, as well as from Clinton...
  • Trump: If You Don't Support Universal Health Care, You "Have No Heart"

    01/31/2016 12:06:45 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 108 replies
    IOTW Report ^ | 1/31/2016 | Aurelius
    Donald Trump went after Ted Cruz in an interview today, calling him "a total liar" for saying that Mr. Trump supports universal health care similar to ObamaCare. "Look, Ted Cruz is a total liar," Mr. Trump responded. "I am so against ObamaCare." Trump was then asked, "You say that Ted Cruz is a liar, but you have said that you want everyone to be covered on health care and the government's going to pay for it. How is that not ObamaCare?" "Well, that's true," Mr. Trump answered. "I want people taken care of. I have a heart. I want people...
  • Trump: Unlike Cruz, ‘I Have a Heart,’ I’ll Enact Universal Health Coverage

    01/31/2016 10:18:08 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 503 replies
    National Review ^ | January 31, 2016 12:20 PM | Tom S. Elliott
    In an interview this morning on This Week, Donald Trump cited his desire to "help people" as the reason he favors government-funded universal health coverage. Unlike Ted Cruz, Trump said, "I have a heart." "If somebody has no money and they're lying in the middle of the street and they're dying, I'm going to take care of that person," Trump said.
  • ObamaCare

    01/31/2016 5:54:21 AM PST · by fella · 16 replies
  • Uncomfortable Question for Ted Cruz on Obamacare Silences the Room

    01/30/2016 10:24:06 PM PST · by jennychase · 56 replies
    NY Times ^ | 1/30/2016 | Matt Flegenheimer
    HUBBARD, Iowa — Senator Ted Cruz is often asked about doing away with President Obama’s health care law. He is rarely pressed by voters on what will replace it.
  • GPs criticize ‘nationalization’ of family doctor services [Ireland]

    01/30/2016 5:34:59 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Irish Times ^ | 01/30/2016 | Paul Cullen
    Family doctors have criticized the Government for seeking to "nationalize" general practice with plans to extend free GP care to all children. Speakers at the National Association of GPs conference called for a campaign of resistance to plans for a progressive extension of GP medical cards to all children. The Government plans to extend the scheme to children aged under 12 years later this year and to all children shortly after. Limerick GP Charlie Gavin said he signed the contract out of fear. "My fear was my practice would not continue, I had a letter from the Government saying they...
  • Bernie Sanders Health Care (Letter to the Editor

    01/30/2016 8:33:43 AM PST · by rey · 10 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 30 Jan 2016
    Sanders’ health plan EDITOR: I’m unfazed by Bernie Sanders’ admission that government-administered health care might raise my taxes. Under the current system, my husband and I pay $18,200 in annual premiums for the lowest level of catastrophic health insurance. If we require medical care, that could run us another $13,400 before our coverage kicks in, for a total annual liability of $31,600. I’m confident that by cutting the parasitic health insurers out of the equation, and by containing costs through bargaining and economies of scale, a Sanders administration could provide us all with Medicare-type coverage and put a lot of...
  • San Francisco police recite pledge to root out intolerance

    01/30/2016 9:29:08 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 30, 2016 12:10 PM EST | Paul Elias
    San Francisco police officers are being asked to combat racism in the ranks and take a pledge to turn in colleagues displaying intolerant behavior, such as slurs and jokes targeting people of color, gays and women. The pledge is part of a broader public relations campaign by the embattled police department to repair frayed relations with minority neighborhoods and community activists. The campaign comes amid growing tensions between police and black communities that are shaking up departments across the country and have led to the dismissal of top brass in some cities, including Chicago. Politically progressive San Francisco is not...
  • Legal Counsel for Operation Rescue Has Damning Planned Parenthood Invoices

    01/29/2016 11:59:06 AM PST · by TBP · 17 replies
    Conservative Byte ^ | January 28, 2016 | Lana Shadwick
    Briscoe Cain, the Texas legal counsel for Operation Rescue says Planned Parenthood invoices show that fetal tissue was being purchased for medical research Briscoe Cain, the Texas lawyer for Operation Rescue held a press conference on Thursday at the mega-Planned Parenthood in Houston. In a statement obtained by Breitbart Texas, Briscoe Cain (legal counsel for Operation Rescue) said, “The purpose of releasing these documents is to shed light on previously unseen evidence of criminal activity by Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast and to publicly release for the first time financial documents exposing the practice of purchasing aborted fetal tissue by Texas...
  • Drug Shortages Forcing Hard Decisions on Rationing Treatments

    01/29/2016 12:23:32 PM PST · by Nachum · 31 replies
    New York Times ^ | 1/29/16 | Sheri Fink
    CLEVELAND — In the operating room at the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Brian Fitzsimons has long relied on a decades-old drug to prevent hemorrhages in patients undergoing open-heart surgery. The drug, aminocaproic acid, is widely used, cheap and safe. “It never hurt,” he said. “It only helps.” Then manufacturing issues caused a national shortage. “We essentially did military-style triage,” said Dr. Fitzsimons, an anesthesiologist, restricting the limited supply to patients at the highest risk of bleeding complications. Those who do not get the once-standard treatment at the clinic, the nation’s largest cardiac center, are not told. “The patient is asleep,” he...
  • And The Biggest Contributor To U.S. Growth in 2015 Was...

    01/29/2016 9:57:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 01/29/2016 | Tyler Durden
    By now, not even CNBC's cheerleading permabulls can deny that the US is in a manufacturing recession: in fact, it is so bad that even the staunchest defenders of Keynesian dogma admit what we said in late 2014, namely that crashing oil is bad for the economy. And yet, the "services" part of the US economy continues to hum right along, leading to such surprising outcomes as a stronger than expected print in Personal Consumption Expenditures. How can this be? Simple: one look at the chart below should explain not only how the "services" half of the US economy...
  • In His Own Words

    01/29/2016 5:54:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 188 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 29, 2016 | Erick Erickson
    "As far as single payer, it works in Canada, it works incredibly well in Scotland." "I would press for universal healthcare. ... I would put forward a comprehensive health care program and fund it with an increase in corporate taxes." "We must have universal healthcare." "I hate the concept of it, but on a humanitarian basis, you have to [take in Syrian refugees]" "I support the ban on assault weapons and I also support a slightly longer waiting period to purchase a gun." "I hate the concept of guns." "The Republicans walk the NRA line and refuse even limited restrictions."...
  • Poll: Uninsured sit on the sidelines as healthcare sign-up season ends

    01/28/2016 10:15:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Yahoo News via AP ^ | 01/28/2016 | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
    Most uninsured Americans are sitting on the sidelines as sign-up season under the federal health law comes to a close, according to a new poll that signals the nation's historic gains in coverage are slowing. The survey released Thursday by the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation finds that: -- Only 15 percent of the uninsured know this year's open enrollment deadline, which is Sunday. -- More than 7 in 10 say they have not tried to figure out if they qualify for the two main coverage expansions in the law, Medicaid and subsidized private health insurance. -- Only 1 in 100...
  • Health insurance fines loom as deadline nears

    01/28/2016 7:56:23 AM PST · by george76 · 40 replies
    Ch 7 News ^ | Jan 28, 2016 | Jason Gruenauer
    Sunday is the deadline to sign up for health insurance, or else pay a fine. That fine has gone up, causing even more financial stress on the uninsured and those who choose to opt out of health insurance. "I just cannot afford it in any way, shape, or form right now," 27-year-old Seth Valkonen said when talking about health insurance. Valkonen chooses to be uninsured by paying a one time fine for not having coverage instead of a monthly premium. "The penalty is cheaper than the overall total for the entire year," he said, Already on a tight budget, this...
  • Sanders camp suspicious of Microsoft’s influence in Iowa Caucus

    01/28/2016 5:50:54 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 14 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 1/27/2016 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    The campaign of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is raising questions about the involvement of Microsoft in the Iowa Caucuses, now just five days away, and has built a independent system to check the official results. For the first time this year, Microsoft partnered with the Iowa Democratic and Republican Parties to provide a technology platform with which the parties will run their caucuses. The software giant created separate mobile apps for each party, which officials at hundreds of caucuses across the state will use to report out results from individual precincts to party headquarters for tabulation. The arrangement has...
  • Obama’s Legacy: Runaway Deficits, Debt And Health Costs

    01/28/2016 2:58:12 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 5 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 1/27/2016 | Staff
    The Budget: When President Obama released his first budget plan in 2009, he called it a “New Era of Responsibility.” What he produced was irresponsibility on a historic scale.
  • WH Unveils ObamaSave: Employer Mandate, Mandatory Enrollment, State-Run Marketplaces

    Tuesday, the White House unveiled a plan to overhaul retirement savings that is eerily similar to ObamaCare in at least three fundamental ways. Introduced as a “Fact Sheet” on WhiteHouse.gov, Pres. Obama’s plan to revamp retirement savings mimics his controversial healthcare law: Individual participation is required, not optional, There’s an employer mandate, State-run marketplaces are created The employer mandate would require employers to “automatically enroll their workers in an IRA” – with, or without, their consent – making employee participation compulsory:
  • Another Obamacare Misdiagnosis: Lower Enrollment And Higher Costs

    01/27/2016 7:01:41 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 4 replies
    Average Subsidy Cost Increasing Because of how far enrollment was below initial projections, I wrote the following on November 19: “While the aggregate subsidy amount will go down, the average subsidy amount will likely increase because of higher than expected premiums and a higher percentage of the subsidized enrollees having lower income and thus qualifying for larger subsidies than CBO anticipated.” According to CBO, this will likely be the case in 2016.
  • Health Care Fines Press Millennials as Deadline Nears

    01/27/2016 3:35:40 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 27, 2016
    Millions of young adults healthy enough to think they don't need insurance face painful choices this year as the sign-up deadline approaches for President Barack Obama's health care law. Fines for being uninsured rise sharply in 2016 - averaging nearly $1,000 per household, according to an independent estimate. It's forcing those in their 20s and 30s to take a hard look and see if they can squeeze in coverage to avoid penalties. Many are trying to establish careers or just make progress in a still-bumpy economy. The minimum penalty rises to $695 in 2016 for someone uninsured a full 12...
  • Melissa Gilbert tells Mike Bishop to end Planned Parenthood investigation

    01/27/2016 2:56:59 PM PST · by cripplecreek · 40 replies
    Oakland Press ^ | 01/27/16 | Brian Johnston
    HOWELL Michigan congressional candidate Melissa Gilbert (D, Howell) is calling upon Rep. Mike Bishop (R, Rochester) to end his Planned Parenthood investigation and “apologize to Michigan taxpayers.” Gilbert said in a press release that Bishop is “wasting … time and money investigating Planned Parenthood based on heavily-edited videos.” A Texas grand jury indicted David R. Deleiden and Sandra S. Merritt for tampering with government records, according to the New York Times. The grand jurors said Planned Parenthood was not guilty of any wrongdoing. According to Gilbert, Bishop has voted six times to defund Planned Parenthood. Gilbert, an actress and former...
  • Grand Jury Thinks Fake License Worse Than Slaughtered Babies

    01/27/2016 10:26:46 AM PST · by raptor22 · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 27, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    It seems you don’t have to shoot the messenger any more, just get a Texas grand jury to forget about that ham sandwich and indict the messenger, in this case David Daleiden, director of the Center for Medical Progress, and another pro-life activist, Sandra S. Merritt, for their videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s booming business of selling the body parts of aborted babies for cash.
  • Federal healthcare spending tops Social Security for the first time

    01/26/2016 6:40:06 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/25/16 | Sarah Ferris
    The government spent $936 billion last year on health programs including Medicare, Medicaid and subsidies related to the Affordable Care Act, a jump of 13 percent from 2014, according to the Congressional Budget Office. Spending on Social Security, in contrast, totaled $882 billion, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) reported.
  • TRUMPCARE

    01/26/2016 7:02:42 AM PST · by cornelis · 33 replies
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  • Here are 337 reasons why Democrats and unions that support Obamacare want exemptions for themselves

    01/25/2016 4:20:23 PM PST · by grundle · 3 replies
    wordpress ^ | Last updated on January 24, 2016 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Here are 337 reasons why Democrats and unions that support Obamacare want exemptions for themselves By Dan from Squirrel HillPosted on September 24, 2013. Updated on January 24, 2016.As the author of this blog post, I place it into the public domain. Anyone may freely copy it in any part or in its entirely, without asking my permission, and without paying any money. I do ask you please cite a link to https://danfromsquirrelhill.wordpress.com/2013/09/24/obamacare-59/I ask you to please show this list to as many people as possible. Sunshine really is the best disinfectant. I can't stop Obama from doing any of...
  • Obamacare enrollment projections down nearly 40 percent

    01/25/2016 2:37:40 PM PST · by PROCON · 29 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | Jan. 25, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    Obamacare enrollment is lagging far behind what economists had projected, the Congressional Budget Office said in a new report that cuts the total number of customers expected to buy plans on the exchanges from 21 million down to just 13 million this year. Of those, 11 million will be getting government subsidies - down from the 15 million the CBO had projected just a year ago. The updated projections came as part of the CBO's 2016 budget outlook, and confirm the administration's own dim estimates of how many people would take advantage of the health exchanges, which are at the...
  • Let's watch Senator Ted Cruz debate an actual communist on CNN - Van Jones

    01/24/2016 2:39:43 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 26 replies
    YouTube ^ | Ted Cruz
    Let's watch Senator Ted Cruz debate an actual communist on CNN - Van Jones...
  • TRUMP: If I'm president, 'Christianity will have power' in the US

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    Business Insider ^ | 1/23/2016 | Colin Campbell
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