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  • Obama-Scare: Biggest US health insurer might leave exchanges

    11/19/2015 5:10:43 PM PST · by lbryce · 10 replies
    Fox ^ | November 19, 2015 | Staff
    The nation’s largest health insurer fired a shot across the bow of ObamaCare on Thursday, citing flagging enrollment and high-risk customers in suggesting it may have to pull out of the exchanges in 2017. UnitedHealth Group raised the alarm in an earnings update Thursday morning, with CEO Stephen J. Hemsley warning of dimming conditions in the market. He pointed to lower enrollment forecasts and a concern that the exchanges are increasingly taking on less healthy – and therefore more costly – customers. “In recent weeks, growth expectations for individual exchange participation have tempered industrywide, co-operatives have failed, and market data...
  • Some Praise for a Minor Part of Obamacare

    08/18/2014 7:02:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | August 18, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    I like to think that very few people despise Obamacare more than me. I dont like Obamacare because its a fiscal boondoggle. I dont like Obamacare because its bad healthcare policy. I dont like Obamacare because it generated an embarrassingly bad decision by the Supreme Court. I dont like Obamacare because it is driving people out of the labor force and into government dependency. I dont like Obamacare because it has increased corruption in Washington. And I dont like Obamacare because it further enriches and empowers Washingtons political class. But I also like being honest and that means Im willing...
  • The Obamacare Question That Has Democrats Terrified

    04/28/2014 9:09:09 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 20 replies
    BREITBART.COM ^ | 27 Apr 2014 | Wynton Hall
    With just 191 days until the Nov. 4 midterm elections, nervous Democrats are scrambling to find an effective answer to the Obamacare question they may fear the most: "Where is the $2,500 in health insurance savings President Obama and Democrats promised me?" Article Link: The Obamacare Question That Has Democrats Terrified ( Posted with Article Posting Assistant: (
  • Obama Administration Extends Health Care Enrollment Deadline for Some(GOP Ridicules Plan)

    03/26/2014 10:41:04 AM PDT · by lbryce · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 25, 2014 | Staff
    The Obama administration will grant extra time to Americans who say they are unable to enroll in health care plans through the federal insurance marketplace by the March 31 deadline, in a decision that swiftly drew Republican ridicule. All consumers who have begun to apply for coverage on, but who do not finish by Monday, will now have until about mid-April to ask for an extension. "We are experiencing a surge in demand and are making sure that we will be ready to help consumers who may be in line by the deadline to complete enrollment -- either online...
  • 'Liberty Tax': White House, Media Attack After Drudge Pays Obamacare Opt-Out Penalty

    03/21/2014 5:55:34 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 24 replies
    BREITBART.COM ^ | 21 Mar 2014, 5:04 PM PDT | Matthew Boyle
    A White House aide set off a stampede of liberal media criticism for Internet news pioneer Matt Drudge over Obamacare but his critics don't seem to understand how small businesses pay taxes. The brouhaha started when Drudge tweeted, Just paid the Obamacare penalty for not 'getting covered'... I'M CALLING IT A LIBERTY TAX. Jesse Lee, the Director of Progressive Media at Barack Obama's White House, responded that that was a Flat lie, no fee for previous year, adding, Scary how much influence he once had. Lees response to Drudge set off a firestorm in the liberal media, with many...
  • No, House Republicans haven't voted 50 times to repeal Obamacare

    03/17/2014 4:02:22 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 12 replies
    It has become a truism that House Republicans have voted dozens and dozens of times -- at least 50 in all -- to repeal Obamacare. They have been obsessed with repealing the Affordable Care Act, President Obama told a Democratic National Committee meeting in Washington last month. You know what they say: 50th time is the charm. Maybe when you hit your 50th repeal vote, you will win a prize. Maybe if you buy 50 repeal votes, you get one free. We get it. For more than a year, Democrats and their advocates in the press have been ridiculing the...
  • Illinois layoffs: Employers warn of 1,000 layoffs in coming weeks

    03/09/2014 12:38:55 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 26 replies
    CHICAGOTRIBUNE.COM ^ | 7:52 a.m. CST, March 7, 2014 | Alejandra Cancino
    <p>Illinois employers warned they would lay off more than 1,000 workers in the coming months, according to notices filed with Illinois regulators in February.</p> <p>Accretive Health warned it would lay off 148 workers. The company said in January the layoffs are part of a broader restructuring in which positions will be moved from Chicago to other cities to be closer to clients. Accretive said then the layoffs could affect as many as 170 workers. The company employs about 600 people in the region.</p>
  • Sebelius dodges question about whether she offered resignation

    12/13/2013 5:27:35 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 27 replies
    ByStephanie Condon CBS News December 13, 2013, 6: 31 PM Sebelius dodges question about whether she offered resignation Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Friday refused to say whether she's offered to resign in the wake of botched rollout of the new Obamacare marketplaces. "I'm not going to discuss what I talk about with the president," Sebelius said from Miami, where she was promoting the new marketplaces. Earlier this week at a congressional hearing, Sebelius acknowledged to lawmakers that the launch of, the Obamacare website, was "flawed and failed and frustrating." She hasaccepted responsibility for the failed...
  • Impeachment Over Obamacare?

    12/02/2013 5:03:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 50 replies ^ | December 2, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    Since being signed into law by President Obama in 2010, the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, has been stripped, changed and full of devastating consequences for the American economy and American families. It's clear by now that the White House and Democrats who voted for Obamacare, lied to millions of Americans when they said, "If you like your healthcare plan, you can keep it. Period." We not only saw President Obama admit during a healthcare summit in early 2010 (before signing Obamacare) "that between eight million and nine million people may very well lose the coverage that they...
  • Non-partisan group paid $1 million to produce positive Obamacare stories

    11/27/2013 9:50:30 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 12 replies
    Capitol City Project ^ | November 25, 2013 | By Joe Schoffstall
    With the roll out of Obamacare being as disastrous as possible for the Obama administration, one group was given a $1 million grant to help lead a rebranding effort with hopes of salvaging the law in the eyes of the American people. Families USA (FUSA) an organization that describes itself as a national nonprofit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the achievement of high-quality, affordable health care for all Americans was given a $1.1 million grant by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on October 4, 2013, to gather success stories of Americans dealing with Obamacare and distribute them to the...
  • My Call to C-Span's Washington Journal

    11/21/2013 5:26:59 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 10 replies
    Some True Believer, a rat congressman named Doyle, was just on C-Span. Incredibly, I got through on the first try. My question to him was going to be: "Former Speaker Nancy Pelosi famously said the nation would have to wait until congress voted for Obamacare before we'd find out what was in it. Congressman, do you think it is proper in a representative republic for congressmen to vote for legislation they haven't read?" Halfway through a democrat caller's diatribe, my line went dead.
  • Obama tells supporters to fight ObamaCare misinformation - talk it up at holiday parties

    11/18/2013 11:09:59 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 18, 2013 | Justin Sink
    President Obama told supporters Monday night that he needed their help battling against a lot of misinformation spread by political opponents about his signature healthcare legislation. Speaking on a virtual conference call hosted by Organizing for Action the political group born from his reelection campaign the president admitted that problems with the ObamaCare website had put a damper on early enrollment efforts. The good news is its getting better every single week, Obama said. I am confident that by the end of this month it is going to be functioning for the vast majority of folks. The president...
  • Obamacare Provides $7,200 'Divorce Incentive,' $11,000 for Older Couples

    11/14/2013 6:09:40 AM PST · by grundle · 27 replies ^ | September 26, 2013 | Hans Bader
    On the Obamacare health insurance exchanges, being married can cost you a lot. Get divorced (or avoid getting married, if you live together), and you save $7,230 per year if you are a fairly typical 40-year-old couple with kids (example: the husband working full-time, and the wife working part time, with the husband making $70,000, and the wife making $23,000). If you are a 60-year-old couple with equal incomes and no kids, and you make $62,041 a year, you save $11,028 a year by getting divorced or remaining unmarried. These are the amounts of money you will lose if you...
  • Collapse: Obama, Obamacare Approval Ratings Crater in New Q-Poll

    11/12/2013 7:08:27 PM PST · by Kaslin · 69 replies ^ | November 12, 2013 | Guy Benson
    Suddenly, all the shutdown nastiness and intense anti-Republican sentiment seems like a distant memory. Obamacare has been front and center for weeks, and public opinion has adjusted accordingly. Pew produced some very negative data for the president late last week, and now Quinnipiac confirms the undeniable downward trend. One upper-cut to the jaw after the next: (1) President Obama's overall job approval rating is deep underwater at (39/54). It's not pretty across the board: Independents (30/63), women (40/51), Hispanics (41/47), and young voters (36/54). The telling right track vs. wrong track number stands at a miserable (21/78). (2) On issues,...
  • Warsaw losing plastics plant, jobs (Indiana)

    11/11/2013 9:41:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette ^ | November 9, 2013 | Sherry Slater
    Joe Thallemer has been dreading the decision since July. But that didnt stop the official word from being handed down this week. PolyOne Designed Structures and Solutions will close a Warsaw plastics factory next year, putting 110 people out of work. As Warsaws mayor, Thallemer knew the Kosciusko County operation at 3454 N. Detroit St. could be affected by the Cleveland-based companys announced consolidation. The plan eliminates 250 jobs and closes six factories. But the document he received this week from the company extinguished his last hope of escaping the cuts. Id like to think wed be able to absorb...
  • Military 'tricare' not OBAMACARE Compliant

    11/11/2013 9:37:30 PM PST · by Understand the stimulus · 18 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 11/11/2013 | Staff
    One of the most touted benefits of President Obamas health care overhaul law is the provision allows parents to keep their adult children on their health insurance until age 26. However, Trace Gallagher reported on The Kelly File Monday, this benefit is not being extended to a significant group of Americans: members of the U.S. military.
  • From doctor to dog sitter: Why this MD left the hospital to take care of four-legged friends

    11/11/2013 9:13:19 PM PST · by Innovative · 8 replies
    Geekwire ^ | Nov 11, 2013 | Taylor Soper
    Tserng is now a dog-sitter, taking care of four-legged friends in Seattle on a daily basis. Its quite the change from her last gig, and not exactly where the 36-year-old expected to be after earning her MD from the Medical College of Ohio nearly a decade ago. ... she and her friend are on pace to make $100,000 per year,... Tserng, who made $40,000 in a training position at her last job as a medical examiner, plans to continue pet sitting for the time being.
  • Time to Start Considering Obamacare's Worst Case Scenarios

    11/11/2013 9:05:38 PM PST · by ReaganberAlles · 45 replies ^ | 11/11/2013 | Peter Suderman
    The question that many are asking is: How bad can this really get? The answer is...worse. A lot worse. Over the weekend, several reports suggested that, despite continued assurances that, the problem-plagued online insurance enrollment portal run by the federal government, would be running smoothly for most users by the end of the month, it increasingly looks likely that the deadline will be missed.
  • You May Already Be an ObamaCare Enrollee

    11/11/2013 8:02:02 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    Frontpage ^ | November 11, 2013 | By Daniel Greenfield
    Good news, you may already be an ObamaCare enrollee. The number of people who have actually bought an ObamaCare plan is slightly lower than the number of people who voted for the Communist Party candidate for president. (The Communist Party endorsed Obama. But the Socialist Workers Party, Socialist Equality Party, Socialist Party USA, Green Party and Party of Socialism and Liberation all ran candidates. 3 out of 5 of them were even black. And they performed about as well as ObamaCare.) But Obama has an answer. Hes just going to expand the narrow-minded definition of enrolled beyond its parochial confines....
  • ERICKSON: Holding Senate Democrats accountable for Obamacares fallout

    11/11/2013 7:48:59 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 11, 2013 | by Scott Erickson
    With President Obamas approval rating sinking below 40 percent, it has become clear that a majority of Americans have concluded that he did indeed lie about his signature health care legislation allowing individuals to keep their insurance plans if they desired. While the president deserves much of the scorn being heaped upon him for having misled the public about Obamacare, another group within Washington equally deserves to be held accountable for the millions of Americans currently losing their existing health care coverage; namely, Senate Democrats. Sen. Mary L. Landrieu of Louisiana recently took to the floor of the Senate to...