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  • How Obama Hoodwinked the Supreme Court on Obamacare

    08/22/2016 1:52:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 22, 2016 | Hollis Hurd
    In the case of King v. Burwell, decided by the Supreme Court in June of 2015, President Obama won the day by convincing six justices that Obamacare would collapse if he lost. The case involved the so-called "individual mandate," which imposes a financial penalty on those who neglect to buy health insurance. To many observers, the wording of Affordable Care Act seemed to impose the financial penalty only in states where a state exchange had been set up, not in states where the federal exchange operated by default. At that time, only 16 states (and the District of Columbia) had...
  • At Least Six Swing States Face Double-Digit Premium Hikes under Obamacare

    08/16/2016 9:47:25 PM PDT · by HokieMom · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 August 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    Double-digit Obamacare premium hikes projected in 2017 may bode in Donald Trump’s favor, as several swing states are being impacted by double-digit increases under the law and consumers are expected to see the hikes around Nov. 1 — one week before heading to the polls. Trump has promised to repeal and replace Obamacare, but Hillary Clinton has vowed to make the Obamacare exchanges work. Some say the way she would do that is through raising taxes.
  • Emails Reveal Jonathan Gruber’s Obamacare Work Was Of ‘Key Political Importance’

    06/09/2015 1:31:10 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The DC - The Daily Caller ^ | June 9, 2015 | Chuck Ross
    A top Obama administration health official considered putting MIT economist Jonathan Gruber to work on Obamacare to be an initiative of such “key political importance” that it was expedited because of “political push” from the Obama administration, emails released by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reveal. The agency released 750 pages of heavily-redacted records on Monday to The Daily Caller and other news outlets in response to a Freedom of Information Act request. In one telling exchange after Gruber’s Obamacare work was first reported in 2010, one HHS analyst told another that having Democrats in charge “across...
  • Obama Mocks ‘Unending Chicken Little Warnings’ That Obamacare ‘Would End Freedom’

    06/09/2015 6:27:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 6/9/14 | Bridget Johnson
    President Obama defended his signature healthcare law before the Supreme Court is expected to hand down a ruling on Obamacare subsidies, telling the conference of the Catholic Health Association in Washington today that “Chicken Little warnings” haven’t come true. (Snip) “We need more governors and state legislatures to expand Medicaid, which was a central part of the architecture of the overall plan,” Obama said today. “We need more governors and state legislatures to expand Medicaid, which was a central part of the architecture of the overall plan.” “There’s something, I have to say, just deeply cynical about the ceaseless,
  • Did 11.7 Mil Sign Up For ObamaCare? Not By A Long Shot

    03/12/2015 5:37:03 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 12 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 03/11/2015 | Staff
    Health Reform: The Obama administration is touting the "fact" that nearly 12 million people either signed up or re-enrolled for ObamaCare this year. Why on Earth should anyone believe this?
  • Affordable Care Act will cost less than thought

    03/09/2015 5:52:43 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 39 replies
    WISN.com ^ | 03/09/2015
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) —The Affordable Care Act's price tag continues to fall.The president's landmark health reform law will cost $506 billion for the coming five fiscal years, according to updated projections from the Congressional Budget Office, released Monday. That's 29% less than the agency's projection back in March 2010. Among the reasons for the decline:-- The Supreme Court's 2012 ruling that allowed states to decide whether to expand Medicaid. -- The continued slow growth of health care spending. -- Enrollment in Affordable Care Act insurance exchanges has ramped up more slowly than anticipated.In its latest projection, CBO also revised its...
  • HHS Ad Shows How You Can Follow Your Dreams with Obamacare (Just Like Nancy Pelosi Predicted)

    02/01/2015 11:43:57 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | January 30, 2015 | Paula Bolyard
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)An ad produced by the Department of Health and Human Services tells the story of Elena Miller-TerKuile, who is “pursuing her dream to farm” in Colorado thanks to Obamacare. “The Marketplace is probably the only reason I have health insurance right now,” the Columbia University grad says in the ad. She said, “It’s been my dream for a while to come back to the farm and work with my dad.” In a blog post at HHS Miller-TerKuile explains, “It was a hard dream to pursue without health insurance. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, I was able to stay on...
  • If You Received a Higher Obamacare Subsidy Than You Were Eligible For, You Don’t Have to Pay...

    01/31/2015 3:59:48 AM PST · by Libloather · 34 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 1/30/15 | Andrew Kloster
    If You Received a Higher Obamacare Subsidy Than You Were Eligible For, You Don’t Have to Pay It Back This Year **SNIP** However, the IRS will waive the 2014 late payment penalty for those who received an excessive premium tax credit. The IRS has now granted these recipients of excessive federal benefits a one-year holiday. Even though they clearly owe the overpayment for 2014, they will effectively not have to, and no doubt won’t, pay the money back because they will not face any penalty if they do not pay it immediately. If the Obama administration delays the payment again,...
  • Ten times more than first estimated will lose employer-based health insurance under Obamacare

    01/28/2015 8:19:30 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 27 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | January 28, 2015 | Rick Moran
    The latest data on Obamacare analyzed by the Congressional Budget Office shows that 10 million Americans are likely to lose their employer-based insurance by 2021 as companies dump their workers onto the Obamacare exchanges. That's 10 times the number originally projected by the CBO. About 1 of every 16 workers will be affected.
  • 10 times more Americans than estimated will lose employer-based health insurance under Obamacare

    01/28/2015 6:29:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/28/2015 | Rick Moran
    The latest data on Obamacare analyzed by the Congressional Budget Office shows that 10 million Americans are likely to lose their employer-based insurance by 2021 as companies dump their workers onto the Obamacare exchanges. That's 10 times the number originally projected by the CBO. About 1 of every 16 workers will be affected. The latest CBO report has not garnered a lot of attention, even though it contains the modestly good news that Obamacare is not costing as much as the CBO thought it would in 2010. That said, another reason the left and the administration may not be touting...
  • Ten times more Americans than first est will lose employer-based health ins under Obamacare: CBO

    01/28/2015 6:02:54 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | January 28, 2015 | Rick Moran
    The latest data on Obamacare analyzed by the Congressional Budget Office shows that 10 million Americans are likely to lose their employer-based insurance by 2021 as companies dump their workers onto the Obamacare exchanges. That's 10 times the number originally projected by the CBO. About 1 of every 16 workers will be affected. The latest CBO report has not garnered a lot of attention, even though it contains the modestly good news that Obamacare is not costing as much as the CBO thought it would in 2010. That said, another reason the left and the administration may not be touting...
  • CBO Now Says 10 Mil Will Lose Employer Health Plans Under ObamaCare

    01/28/2015 4:22:28 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 40 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 01/27/2015 | IBD Staff
    Health Reform: The Congressional Budget Office now says ObamaCare will push 10 million off employer-based coverage, a tenfold increase from its initial projection. The "keep your plan" lie just gets bigger and bigger.
  • Obamacare program costs $50,000 in taxpayer money for every American who gets health insurance...

    01/26/2015 3:17:28 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/26/15 | David Martosko
    Obamacare program costs $50,000 in taxpayer money for every American who gets health insurance, says bombshell budget report It will cost the federal government – taxpayers, that is – $50,000 for every person who gets health insurance under the Obamacare law, the Congressional Budget Office revealed on Monday. The number comes from figures buried in a 15-page section of the nonpartisan organization's new ten-year budget outlook. The best-case scenario described by the CBO would result in 'between 24 million and 27 million' fewer Americans being uninsured in 2025, compared to the year before the Affordable Care Act took effect. Pulling...
  • SEIU's Henry: House Bill Would Lower Wages and Take Away the Healthcare People Get Through Work

    01/19/2015 11:52:38 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 9 replies
    Service Employees International Union (SEIU) ^ | 6:06 PM Eastern - Wednesday, January 7, 2015 | Beau Boughamer
    WASHINGTON--In response to reports that H.R. 30 will be taken up by the House of Representatives, SEIU International President Mary Kay Henry issued the following statement: "A bill (H.R. 30) to be voted on by the House tomorrow (Thursday) would put 6.5 million workers at risk for part-timing by increasing the Affordable Care Act's hours threshold used to determine full-time employment from 30 to 40 hours. "This proposal would make it easier for bad-actor employers to manipulate the work hours of working women and men, depriving them of both benefits and wages. This bill would give employers a huge incentive...
  • Obamacare czar: don’t get annual physical

    01/12/2015 7:31:19 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 77 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 12, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    This opinion piece kills me. Ezekiel J. Emanuel, brother of Rahm, is a former senior health care adviser to President Obama. Now he writes a piece in The New York Times telling people to skip their annual physical. It says, “Most think of it as the human equivalent of a 15,000-mile checkup and fluid change, which can uncover hidden problems and ensure longer engine life.” “There is only one problem: From a health perspective, the annual physical exam is basically worthless.”
  • Kathleen Sebelius: Americans don’t like Obamacare because their “financial literacy is low”

    12/02/2014 7:42:00 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/02/2014 | Mary Katherine Ham
    Well, she may claim to not know who Jonathan Gruber is, but she sure did get a copy of his talking points. Discussing Obamacare with a USA Today reporter, former Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius blamed many of the law’s problems on the fact that Americans lack her sophisticated understanding of insurance: Still, Sebelius didn’t dispute the point that many Americans don’t fully understand how health insurance and the Affordable Care Act work, including the trade-offs involved in expanding coverage.“A lot of Americans have no idea what insurance is about,” she said. “I think the financial literacy...
  • Oops! Administration Erred on Health Law Sign-Ups

    11/20/2014 1:26:28 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 20, 2014 | By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
    The Obama administration acknowledged Thursday it has been over-reporting the number of people signed up under the health care law, a discrepancy that congressional Republicans seeking to repeal the program say they uncovered. Administration spokesman Aaron Albright said that the overcount involved about 400,000 people. Those consumers have separate dental coverage in addition to a medical plan, and were double-counted by mistake, said Albright. They had purchased both the medical and dental plans through HealthCare.gov and state insurance markets created under the law. That means the correct number of people enrolled for medical coverage as of Oct. 15 is about...
  • How the WH Used Jonathan Gruber’s Work to Orchestrate the Appearance of Broad Consensus

    11/13/2014 4:03:56 PM PST · by Lorianne · 11 replies
    Fire Dog Lake ^ | 13 January 2010 | Jane Hamsher
    Far more troubling, however, is the lack of disclosure on the part of the White House, the Senate, the DNC and other Democratic leaders who distributed Gruber’s work and cited it as independent validation of their proposals, orchestrating the appearance of broad consensus when in fact it was all part of the same effort. The White House is placing a giant collective bet on Gruber’s “assumptions” to justify key portions of the Senate bill, which they allowed people to believe was independent verification. Now that we know that Gruber’s work was not that of an independent analyst but rather work...
  • Cost of Coverage Under Affordable Care Act to Increase in 2015 (More lies)

    11/15/2014 8:00:54 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 9 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 11/14/2014 | ROBERT PEAR, REED ABELSON and AGUSTIN ARMENDARIZ
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Friday unveiled data showing that many Americans with health insurance bought under the Affordable Care Act could face substantial price increases next year — in some cases as much as 20 percent — unless they switch plans. The data became available just hours before the health insurance marketplace was to open to buyers seeking insurance for 2015. An analysis of the data by The New York Times suggests that although consumers will often be able to find new health plans with prices comparable to those they now pay, the situation varies greatly from state...
  • FLASHBACK: MIT analysis backs Obama (Gruber provided new ammunition Senate Dems)

    11/14/2014 5:20:55 AM PST · by maggief · 46 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 11/28/09 | Mike Allen
    A new analysis by a leading MIT economist provides new ammunition for Democrats as the Senate begins formally debating the historic health-reform bill being pushed by President Barack Obama. The report concludes that under the Senate’s health-reform bill, Americans buying individual coverage will pay less than they do for today's typical individual market coverage, and would be protected from high out-of-pocket costs. So Democrats will argue that under the Senate bill, Americans would pay less for more. The new document arms Democrats with a response to the contention of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) that the bill would mean...
  • Academic Built Case for Mandate in Health Care Law

    11/13/2014 1:57:21 PM PST · by Ray76 · 10 replies
    NY Times ^ | Mar 28, 2012 | CATHERINE RAMPELL
    After Massachusetts, California came calling. So did Connecticut, Delaware, Kansas, Minnesota, Oregon, Wisconsin and Wyoming. They all wanted Jonathan Gruber, a numbers wizard at M.I.T., to help them figure out how to fix their health care systems, just as he had helped Mitt Romney overhaul health insurance when he was the Massachusetts governor. Then came the call in 2008 from President-elect Obama’s transition team, the one that officially turned this stay-at-home economics professor into Mr. Mandate. “Creating a good model from scratch would have taken months, maybe years,” said Lawrence H. Summers, who was the director of President Obama’s National...
  • Obamacare architect discussed misleading public in 4th newly uncovered video

    11/13/2014 12:04:07 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | Jake Tapper
    Washington(CNN)--As Congress voted on the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, in 2010, one of the bill's architects, MIT economist Jonathan Gruber, told a college audience that those pushing the legislation pitched it as a bill that would control spiraling health care costs even though most of the bill was focused on something else and there was no guarantee the bill would actually bend the cost curve.In recent days, the past comments of Gruber--who in this 2010 speech notes that he "helped write the federal bill" and "was a paid consultant to the Obama administration to help develop the technical details...
  • CNN: Obamacare architect discussed misleading public in 4th newly uncovered video (Gruber)

    11/13/2014 12:03:12 PM PST · by maggief · 50 replies
    CNN ^ | November 13, 2014 | Jake Tapper
    As Congress voted on the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, in 2010, one of the bill's architects, MIT economist Jonathan Gruber, told a college audience that those pushing the legislation pitched it as a bill that would control spiraling health care costs even though most of the bill was focused on something else and there was no guarantee the bill would actually bend the cost curve. In recent days, the past comments of Gruber -- who in this 2010 speech notes that he "helped write the federal bill" and "was a paid consultant to the Obama administration to help develop...
  • Academic Built Case for Mandate in Health Care Law (NYT 2012 article cites Gruber as influence)

    Mr. Gruber has spent decades modeling the intricacies of the health care ecosystem, which involves making predictions about how new laws will play out based on past experience and economic theory. It is his research that convinced the Obama administration that health care reform could not work without requiring everyone to buy insurance. And it is his work that explains why President Obama has so much riding on the three days of United States Supreme Court hearings, which ended Wednesday, about the constitutionality of the mandate. Questioning by the court’s conservative justices has suggested deep skepticism about the mandate, setting...
  • White House: Hey — Gruber Wasn’t Really Obamacare’s Architect

    11/13/2014 8:34:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 11/13/2014 | Bryan Preston
    Posted By Bryan Preston On November 13, 2014 @ 7:51 am In Obamacare | 4 Comments Jonathan Gruber’s “stupid” comments have sent the Obama White House into a spin.When this White House gets under fire, it naturally turns to the press outlets that it has used as tools for years, including Josh Marshall’s Talking Points Memo.The name ought to give that site away: It’s not about facts, it’s about spin. Talking points.So the under-fire Obama White House turns to the talking pointers to deliver some talking points on Gruber’s “stupid” remarks.To wit: We were transparent the whole time we were...
  • Four Times Obamacare Advocates Admitted It Will Kill Old People

    11/12/2014 8:38:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | November 12, 2014 | Ben Shapiro, Senior Editor-At-Large
    While Obamacare’s proponents continue to insist that the program presents no threat to Americans’ healthcare, new comments from Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber demonstrate that Obamacare was designed to do just that. Gruber stated: You get a law which said healthy people are going to pay in, it made explicit that healthy people pay and sick people get money, it would not have passed…Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage and basically, you know, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically, that was really, really critical to get this thing to pass. In other words,...
  • Obamacare's Foundation of Lies (Liberals waking up)

    11/12/2014 9:58:09 AM PST · by jalisco555 · 31 replies
    National Journal ^ | 11/12/14 | Ron Fournier
    A lie is apolitical, or at least it should be. If there is one thing that unites clear-headed Americans, it's a belief that our leaders must be transparent and honest. And yet, there seem to be two types of lies in our political discourse: Those that hurt "my party" and "my policies"; and those that don't. We condemn the former and forgive the latter—cheapening the bond of trust that enables a society to progress. This truism came to mind when I read a Washington Post story headlined, "Who Is Jonathon Gruber?" It was an important and workmanlike report on the...
  • Rush: Gruber Lied in 2009 Washington Post Op-Ed

    11/12/2014 1:23:16 PM PST · by maggief · 42 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | November 12, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Just a little more on the outrageous discovery that Jonathan Gruber, the architect of Obamacare, admitted Sunday (and still this hasn't shown up in the Drive-By Media) that they lied. They had to lie. They proudly lied, happily lied, laughingly lied, in order to get this monstrosity, this disaster passed and signed into law because the American people were too stupid to understand it. We've found another Gruber lie, by the way, and I've got a little bit here on Gruber and subsidies, which is the subject matter of the latest case the Supreme Court has agreed...
  • Hearings floated as Hill Republicans seize on Gruber Obamacare comments

    11/12/2014 12:42:15 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 56 replies
    WaPo ^ | Robert Costa and Jose A. DelReal
    Congressional Republicans seized Wednesday on controversial comments made by a former health-care consultant to the Obama administration, with one leading House conservative suggesting that hearings could be called in response as part of the GOP effort to dismantle the law in the next Congress and turn public opinion ahead of the 2016 election. "We may want to have hearings on this," said Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), an influential voice among GOP hardliners and a member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, in an interview at the Capitol. "We shouldn't be surprised they were misleading us."
  • In Third Video, Obamacare Architect Talks About ‘Basic Exploitation’ Of American Voters [VIDEO]

    11/12/2014 7:48:09 AM PST · by C19fan · 69 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 12, 2014 | Chuck Ross
    A third video has surfaced of Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber bragging about pulling the wool over the eyes of the American public in order to help implement Obamacare. “It’s a very clever, you know, basic exploitation of the lack of economic understanding of the American voter,” Gruber, an economist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, said during a speech at the University of Rhode Island in November 2012. He was discussing what is known as the Cadillac tax and how it came into being.
  • Who is JONATHAN GRUBER...? (a.k.a. "Obamacare's Architect")

    11/11/2014 7:08:22 PM PST · by LibFreeUSA · 48 replies
    FORBES ^ | 11-10-14 | Avik Roy
    ... feast your eyes on all this about 'Who is Jonathan Gruber'!
  • You supported Obama. He knew you were stupid. He counted on you being stupid. He was right.

    11/11/2014 5:59:45 PM PST · by Starman417 · 27 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-11-14 | DrJohn
    "Let me say it as simply as I can: Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency."Barack Obama, January 2009. See him say it for yourself. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4AJ843ERnUThis is HUGE. It proves that Obamacare is premised on lies. And it proves more than that. Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber: “This bill was written in a tortured way to make sure CBO did not score the mandate as taxes. If CBO scored the mandate as taxes, the bill dies. Okay, so it’s written to do that. In terms of risk rated subsidies, if you had a law which...
  • Jonathan Gruber video #2: No, really, American voters are stupid

    11/12/2014 8:19:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/12/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Call this Gruber 2: Stupid and Stupider. Jonathan Gruber attempted to escape scrutiny for his October 2013 declaration that Americans are “stupid” and that ObamaCare was designed to exploit that and hide its true nature by saying that he regretted his “off the cuff” comments. “I basically spoke inappropriately,” he told Ronan Farrow, “and I regret having made those comments.”Last night, though, a second video emerged from the same time period in which Gruber explained that the ACA passed “because the American people are too stupid” to understand the law. Megyn Kelly wondered last night how this squared with...
  • Jonathan Gruber Tries To Hide His Remarks

    11/11/2014 6:13:37 AM PST · by Pauli67 · 43 replies
    Est Quod Est ^ | 11/11/2014 | Pauli
    The University of Pennsylvania which had originally posted this has now pulled down the video from their site. But this is an attempt on the part of Jonathan Gruber and company to pull their pants up after they got caught. I think it's comical that these people still believe they can say whatever they want in public, but then flip out if anyone quotes them. It also appears that the Snopes.com mafia has been called in to cast doubt upon the incident as conservatives have reported it. They call this claim a Mixture of true and false. Here's their lame...
  • 5 Ways ObamaCare Hides Its Costs

    11/11/2014 5:17:24 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 19 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 11/11/2014 | John Merline
    "Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage. Call it the stupidity of the American voter, or whatever, but basically that was really, really critical to getting the thing to pass." That was MIT economist Jonathan Gruber, one of the key architects of ObamaCare, explaining how ObamaCare was purposefully designed to obfuscate how it was financed, how the subsidies worked and other unpleasant features of the law. [snip] Gruber's comments, made at a 2013 conference but just now making the rounds on the Internet, are the polar opposite of what Democrats promised the public.
  • Obamacare Architect Jonathan Gruber: We Lied and Counted on the Stupidity of the American Voter

    11/10/2014 11:31:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 10, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Have you seen or heard the audio snippet of the actual author of Obamacare? His name is Jonathan Gruber. He is a professor at MIT, a professor of economics. He wrote both Romneycare and he wrote Obamacare. "Oh, yeah, he's a brilliant, smart guy! Oh, totally smart guy." Almost a year ago, in October of 2013, he was in Philadelphia speaking at the 24th Annual Health Economics Conference, and he spoke about Obamacare and how and what they had to do to make it a reality. I want you to listen to how this prominent Democrat, prominent...
  • Obamacare Architect: Yeah, We Lied to The "Stupid" American People to Get It Passed

    11/10/2014 9:31:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 94 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 10, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Meet Jonathan Gruber, a professor at MIT and an architect of Obamacare. During panel event last year about how the legislation passed, turning over a sixth of the U.S. economy to the government, Gruber admitted that the Obama administration went through "tortuous" measures to keep the facts about the legislation from the American people, including covering up the redistribution of wealth from the healthy to the sick in the legislation that Obamacare is in fact a tax. The video of his comments just recently surfaced ahead of the second open enrollment period for Obamacare at Healthcare.gov. "You can't do it...
  • VIDEO: Obamacare Architect Says Stupid Americans Helped It Pass

    11/10/2014 9:11:54 AM PST · by lulu16 · 23 replies
    KNST ^ | 11/ 10/14
    In a newly surfaced video, one of Obamacare’s architects admits a “lack of transparency” helped the Obama administration and congressional Democrats pass the Affordable Care Act. The conservative group American Commitment posted Jonathan Gruber’s remarks, reportedly from an Oct. 17, 2013, event, on YouTube. “Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage,” says the MIT economist who helped write Obamacare. “And basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really, really critical for the thing to pass.”
  • Obama’s claim that Obamacare has reduced health-care inflation ‘every single year’

    11/06/2014 6:02:23 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 6, 2014 | By Glenn Kessler
    “Health care inflation has gone down every single year since the law [the Affordable Care Act] passed, so that we now have the lowest increase in health care costs in 50 years–which is saving us about $180 billion in reduced overall costs to the federal government and in the Medicare program.” – President Obama, news conference, Nov. 5, 2014 When making a claim like this, the president needs to get his statistics right. Uttering this claim without any caveats is going too far, even when making allowances for the fact he is speaking extemporaneously. The president earns Three Pinocchios.
  • Andrew Klavan: Is Obamacare Working, Or Are We All Going to Die?

    10/31/2014 9:08:23 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Front Page ^ | 10/31/14 | TruthRevolt.org
    In this special episode, our inquisitive host, Andrew Klavan, ferrets out the truth to the question on everyone’s mind: Is Obamacare working, or are the death panels that the administration swears don’t exist already heading to our houses to “cut costs” even as we speak? See the transcript and video below:
  • 'Obamacare Works,' Obama Tells Voters

    11/01/2014 6:45:17 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 32 replies
    ABCNews ^ | November 01, 2014 | CHRIS GOOD
    'Obamacare Works,' Obama Tells Voters Nov 1, 2014 By CHRIS GOOD Mired in low approval numbers, President Obama has shied away from campaigning for Democratic candidates before the midterms, but when he spoke at a rally this evening in Michigan, the president made a forceful case for his signature health law. "I don't know if you've noticed, but Obamacare works," the president said. Criticized by Republicans as an overreaching law that was rolled out ineptly, the Affordable Care Act eventually supplied health coverage to 8 million Americans who signed up for 2014 plans on Obamacare-created exchanges. The law faces a...
  • Barney Frank on Obamacare rollout: ‘They just lied to people’

    08/03/2014 8:56:52 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 47 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8-3-14 | Kellan Howell
    the mishandling of the new health care law. “The rollout was so bad, and I was appalled—I don’t understand how the president could have sat there and not been checking on that on a weekly basis,” the former Democratic congressman told the website. “But frankly, he should never have said as much as he did, that if you like your current health care plan, you can keep it. That wasn’t true. And you shouldn’t lie to people. And they just lied to people,” he added. Mr. Frank told The Huffington Post that Mr. Obama should have better explained the situation...
  • Democrats Fudge Truth about Subsidies on Health Care Exchanges

    08/03/2014 8:41:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 3, 2014 | Bruce Bialosky
    Some people want you to suspend your imagination and your memory regarding what the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) actually states in terms of who can receive subsidies for their health insurance. Of course, as usual, when you have right on your side, truth does not matter. But we will explain why the subsidies disbursed from the federal exchange fails the test of what is right. As you know by now, there were two rulings issued in a Court of Appeals that were diametrically opposed to each other. The issue revolves around whether the federal exchange (operating in 36 states)...
  • Great news: HHS to overhaul Healthcare.gov … again

    06/06/2014 1:03:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/06/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    When the Affordable Care Act passed in March 2010, HHS had three and a half years and $400 million to produce a web portal for individual-market consumers that would … pretty much do what the existing portal did for the Medicare Advantage program that ObamaCare raided to pay for its own operation. HHS rolled it out on time last October, whereupon it crashed repeatedly and had to be overhauled. A few months later, the Obama administration bragged about the system when it hit eight million signups, even though the back end couldn’t actually determine how many actually paid for...
  • Good enough for government: 25% of ObamaCare signups have serious problems

    06/06/2014 4:25:21 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 2 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 06/05/2014 | IBD Staff
    Ineptitude: Millions of people could be in for a rude surprise later this year when they discover they aren't eligible for ObamaCare, or are getting too big a subsidy, thanks to another failed ObamaCare promise. In early September, administration officials declared that the ObamaCare "data hub" was ready to roll. This hub was central to making ObamaCare work, since it was supposed to verify citizenship, income and other information needed to determine eligibility and the level of insurance subsidies available. More important, it was all supposed to happen in real time, right when people were filling out their online application...
  • Lessons of the VA Scandal: Wait-listed till you die is what you expect from gov't-run health care

    05/19/2014 8:26:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/19/2014 | John Fund
    If our government has any obligation to fulfill its many promises on health care, it should be first and foremost to the men and women who served in our armed forces. But the scandal over hidden waiting lists at a growing number of veterans’ hospitals (seven so far) — wherein dozens of veterans died while waiting months for vital treatment, and the VA covered up the lengthy wait times — should make everyone wonder whether we can place our trust in a government-managed health-care system. The Dayton Daily News reported on Sunday that its investigation of a database of...
  • Obamacare insurer says Americans have to break the 'choice habit'

    05/16/2014 12:16:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 13, 2014 | Philip Klein
    In a line that says a lot about where health care is heading under Obamacare, an insurance executive offering plans through the law was quoted in the New York Times on Tuesday as saying, “We have to break people away from the choice habit that everyone has.” Marcus Merz, the chief executive of PreferredOne, made the remark in an article describing the trend toward narrow networks in health care plans. The article notes, "In the midst of all the turmoil in health care these days, one thing is becoming clear: No matter what kind of health plan consumers choose, they...
  • Obama Administration Paves Way for Obamacare Bailout

    05/17/2014 7:08:39 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 May 2014 | Wynton Hall
    A 436-page stack of regulations released on Friday by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) paved the way for the Obama administration to bailout health insurers who lost money on Obamacare. Originally, the Obama administration promised its so-called "risk corridors"--a program to shift money from profit-making insurers to underperforming insurers to keep down premiums--would be temporary. On Friday, however, HHS said despite the fact that it expects there will be sufficient funds available, "in the unlikely event of a shortfall for the 2015 program year... [the Department of Health and Human Services] will use other sources of funding...
  • Big Increases in Obamacare Premiums and Deductibles Coming in November

    05/15/2014 3:51:52 AM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | 5/15/2014 | Edward Morrissey
    The Obama administration postponed a portion of the employer mandate in the Affordable Care Act in order to avoid paying the political consequences of a market disruption in the group insurance sector. If new premium pricing proposals from insurer filings in the states of Virginia and Washington come to pass, the White House may have no way out of accountability for their health-care reform folly. When Obamacare first rolled out last fall, the failure of the federal and state exchanges were only the first signs of disaster. Premiums spiked upward in both the individual and group markets, and insurers raised deductibles...
  • Health insurance executives say tens of millions *more* Americans (VIDEO)

    05/13/2014 11:09:25 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 3 replies
    D.C. Clothes Line ^ | May 13 2014 | Dr. Eowyn
    FULL TITLE: Health insurance executives say tens of millions *more* Americans will lose their health plans On June 15, 2009, when Obama was selling his Obamacare to Americans, he promised: “If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan, period.” As Obamacare began to be implemented, millions of Americans discovered, too late, that Obama had lied, when they were notified by their insurance companies that their health plans had been cancelled. (Go the end of this post for more.) Obama and the Left then blamed the evil greedy insurance companies for the cancellations, conveniently leaving...