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  • Networks Evening Newscasts Ignore Latest ObamaCare Audit Findings

    08/10/2015 6:18:21 PM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 8/10/15 | Ken Shepherd
    All three broadcast evening newscasts tonight ignored a new audit showing that the government may have paid out subsidies to ObamaCare purchasers who were not eligible for them. "Some people who signed up for healthcare through ObamaCare may not have been qualified for the benefits they received, according to a government audit released Monday," Sarah Ferris of TheHill.com reported today. The Wall Street Journal's Stephanie Armour filed her story on the matter last night, and it appeared on page A3 of Monday's paper under the headline "Audit of Health Exchanges Finds Fault With Controls." Here's an excerpt: <--JavaScript Tag //...
  • Trump Resurrects Birther Issue; A lot Of People Don't Believe Obama Birth Certificate Real

    07/09/2015 9:51:39 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 276 replies
    BirtherReport.com ^ | July 8, 2015 | Donald Trump
    Donald Trump sat down with Obama's NBC News' Katy Tur and was asked why people should believe his numbers on illegal immigration when he led the birther movement and sent investigators out to Hawaii to investigate whether Obama was not born here. Watch Tur press Trump over the issue pleading that Obama released his birth certificate. Trump fired back: "According to you it's not true. If you believe that, that's fine. ... A lot of people don't agree with you on that..."
  • Family pictures of young Barack and Michelle Obama are fake

    05/14/2015 7:09:07 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 102 replies
    Fellowship Of The Minds ^ | 5/12/2015 | Dr. Eowyn
    Is there anything about the POS that isn’t fake? (See “Obama’s entire life is a lie“) Fake birth certificate. Fake military draft (Selective Service) registration. A fake female as wife. Add fake family photos to the list. 1. Pic of Obama and his grandparents You’ve probably all seen that picture of Obama seated between his maternal grandparents Stanley and Madelyn Dunham, supposedly taken in Central Park sometime in the early 1980s while the Dunhams were visiting Obama when he was a student at Columbia University. The photo was among other family photos of Obama which were released by his presidential...
  • Obama Was Hand-Picked, Was NOT a Natural Born Citizen, Congress Knew It, and Tried to Protect Him

    03/30/2015 5:08:37 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 104 replies
    D C Clothesline ^ | 3/29/2015 | Dean Garrison
    The further I travel down this rabbit hole, the more I feel divorced from the good conservative people that I choose to call my own. I hold some stories back from our readers. My thought is that people have a hard enough time embracing the basic fact that our government is corrupt on both sides of the aisle. If you knew how corrupt I thought these people really were, I feel like youd rush to the phone and soon bad men would show up to haul me off in a straight jacket. Do they still do that? Regardless, today I...
  • At Commencement, Obama Mocks Lawmakers Who Deny Climate Change

    06/14/2014 5:06:29 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 70 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 14, 2014 | By Mark Lndler
    President Obama, appearing emboldened after his recent move to cut carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants, on Saturday ridiculed members of Congress who deny climate change or plead scientific ignorance as an alibi for avoiding an inconvenient truth. Speaking in gleefully sarcastic terms to a commencement ceremony at the University of California, Irvine, Mr. Obama likened those who deny climate change to people who would have told John F. Kennedy, at the dawn of the space program, that the moon was made of cheese. He saved his most scathing words for lawmakers who say they are not qualified to judge...
  • Obama Couldnt Use Website To Sign Up For Obamacare

    12/24/2013 8:25:26 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    CBS ^ | December 24, 2013
    HONOLULU He wont use it, and he didnt actually sign up for it himself, but President Barack Obama has enrolled for health coverage through the new insurance exchanges. Announcing his enrollment Monday, the White House called it a symbolic show of Obamas support for the fledgling exchanges where millions of Americans must buy insurance or face a penalty. Ironically, it also served as a reminder of just how complex and sometimes daunting the process can be. Obama, like so many other Americans, couldnt use the website. The complicated nature of the presidents case required an in-person sign-up, the White...
  • Health plan sticker shock ahead for some buyers [MSM can't hide truth any longer]

    12/23/2013 4:53:50 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | December 23, 2013 | CARLA K. JOHNSON, AP Medical Writer
    "...Increasingly, experts in health insurance are becoming concerned that many of these first-time buyers will be in for a shock when they get medical care next year and discover they're on the hook for most of the initial cost.... ...Hospitals are worried that those who rack up uncovered medical bills next year won't be able to pay them, perpetuating one of the problems the new health care system is supposed to solve..... ..."The real big surprise was how much out-of-pocket would be required for our family," said David Winebrenner, 46, a financial adviser in Lebanon, Ky., whose deductible topped $12,000...
  • Obama's Fall from Grace [a clown president]

    12/17/2013 12:34:09 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    The Amreican Thinker ^ | December 17, 2013 | J.R. Dunn
    "..........How does a serious president handle this? He steps out of the spotlight, curtails the golf games with celebrities, persuades the wife to postpone further multi-million dollar vacations, abjures any serious or epoch-making speeches or public efforts. He lets other, lesser figures carry the public load for awhile.... This strategy would very likely work for the current chief executive as well. But I ask you -- does any of that sound like Barack Obama? He can't back out of sight because of a little thing called "ObamaCare." He let the help handle that and it didn't work. Now it's attached...
  • People with health insurance sour on ObamaCare, poll finds

    12/15/2013 12:07:57 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 15, 2013 | Russell Berman
    People with health insurance are unhappy with the rollout of ObamaCare, and many of them blame the law for changes in their policies, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. The online survey of 1,367 adults found political challenges for President Obama and congressional Democrats among the population they said would largely be unaffected by the new healthcare law the 85 percent of people who already have health insurance. Nearly half of those who already had coverage through their employer or the private market said their policies would be changing in 2014; 69 percent said they would be paying...
  • 33 House Republicans to president: Let's talk about 'real health care reform'

    12/10/2013 2:24:02 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 10, 2013 | Rebecca Shabad
    More than 30 House Republicans are requesting to meet with President Obama to discuss real health care reform alternatives to ObamaCare. Since the inception of the ACA in 2009, many of us have offered countless alternative healthcare reform proposals, the lawmakers wrote in a letter to Obama on Tuesday. While we understand your desire to preserve your signature piece of legislation, it is a false choice to say that the [Affordable Care Act] is the only way to reform health care. Rep. Tim Griffin (R-Ark.) spearheaded the letter, signed by 33 Republicans, and has been actively trying to change or...
  • Director of Marylands ailing health insurance exchange resigns (as did Hawaii's)

    12/07/2013 2:51:50 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 6, 2013 | John Wagner and Lena H. Sun
    The Maryland official who directly oversaw the rollout of Marylands health insurance exchange resigned Friday amid continuing technical problems that have hampered the states online enrollment efforts. After an emergency session Friday night, the board of the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange accepted the resignation of Rebecca Pearce, its executive director, and thanked her in a statement for working tirelessly and with tremendous dedication for more than two years. .....the state is still wrestling with stubborn technological problems, posting weak enrollment numbers even as other states have signed up thousands of consumers for plans under President Obamas new health-care law. Maryland...
  • DC Health Link Glitch Causes Headaches at House Health Fair - line snaked around room - cluster...

    12/06/2013 12:29:24 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    Roll Call ^ | December 5, 2013 | By Hannah Hess
    On Thursday, with about five days left until the end of open enrollment, House staffers trickled out of the health benefits fair with packets of new insurance information and knowledge of a new roadblock. Apparently the site is down, so I cant register, said a man who identified himself as a Republican staffer as he waited to catch the elevator on the third floor of the Cannon House Office Building, clutching a packet from Kaiser. DC Health Link experienced technical difficulties with their website, according to a mass email sent to all Senate staff at 11:32 a.m. The glitch meant...
  • Watchdog groups criticize White House secrecy over Obamacare event

    12/05/2013 2:09:09 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 4, 2013 | Susan Crabtree
    ".......Advocates for greater government transparency said they find the secrecy surrounding the names and stories of the individuals standing behind the president Tuesday odd, especially considering Obama's pledge to run the most transparent administration in his history. [It] seems totally bizarre, said Melanie Sloan, the executive director of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington. Posing behind the president at a press event isn't a good way to preserve anonymity. ....The botched rollout of healthcare.gov and Obamas broken promise that consumers could keep their health plans despite new Obamacare rules have seen the presidents approval rating hit new lows in...
  • Poll: Millennials turning against ObamaCare

    12/04/2013 9:06:34 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 4, 2013 | Cameron Joseph
    Young voters are turning against President Obama and his signature healthcare law, according to a new poll from Harvard University's Institute of Politics. Obama's approval rating has plunged to 41 percent with voters aged 18-29, down from 52 percent the last time Harvard polled the group. While 56 percent in the poll say they backed Obama last year, just 46 percent say they would do so again. "We're now seeing a sea change among this critical demographic," says Harvard Institute of Politics Director Trey Grayson. "The president has experienced a double-digit drop in his approval rating among millennials over the...
  • Obamas pivot No. 5 this year - changing subject to the economy becomes parody

    11/26/2013 1:43:51 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 25, 2013 | Justin Sink
    The White House, for at least the fifth time this year, is seeking to pivot to the economy, this time in a bid to change the subject from the disastrous rollout of ObamaCare. Its a common play for the White House, which frequently seeks to refocus attention on its jobs and infrastructure agenda when facing political crises. The move is so familiar that NBC White House correspondent Chuck Todd has dubbed it the dj pivot. The Hill counted at least five times the White House has sought to pivot to the economy this year by reviewing news accounts. Republicans, citing...
  • Of course presidents lie (All presidents "lie", so it's OK for Obama to lie)

    11/24/2013 9:35:41 AM PST · by Innovative · 61 replies
    CNN ^ | Nov 24, 2013 | John Blake
    Obama's statement will be judged by the same standard: Did it help the country, or did he say it just to save his bacon? Obama apologized for saying people could keep their insurance if they like it. But some Americans who buy policies on the private market recently received cancellation notices because their plans don't meet Obamacare requirements for more comprehensive care. Americans may forgive Obama if Obamacare improves their lives, says Christopher J. Galdieri, who teaches a course on the U.S. presidency at Saint Anslem College in New Hampshire. Why we need a president who lies... "We want a...
  • Older aides see O-Care costs eat checks - healthcare costs triple - quadruple on exchanges

    11/22/2013 12:22:27 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 21, 2013 | Amie Parnes and Elise Viebeck with Mike Lillis
    Older congressional staff say their out-of-pocket healthcare costs will rise three or four times after they enter the ObamaCare insurance exchanges. The economic shock has led Democratic chiefs of staff to call for changing the rules so that their staffers wont take the economic hit. The chiefs of staff have expressed support for a change that would allow congressional offices to re-classify their workers as non-official staff so that they can avoid the higher costs. Simply unaffordable, Minh Ta, chief of staff to Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.), wrote in an email to fellow Democratic chiefs of staff on Thursday afternoon....
  • Official: 30-40 percent of ObamaCare IT must be built

    11/19/2013 11:30:41 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 19, 2013 | Julian Hattem
    Between 30 and 40 percent of the IT system for the federal health insurance marketplace must still be built, a top official at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said Monday. Henry Chao, the agencys deputy chief information officer, said that a large portion of the behind-the-scenes work has yet to be finished. I think its just an approximation, were probably sitting somewhere between 60 or 70 percent [completed], he told the House Energy and Commerce oversight subcommittee. Chaos comments, which came during a hearing on data security of the federal website, come less than two weeks before the...
  • 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...
  • White House: We will never have a 'perfect' website

    11/18/2013 12:49:54 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 18, 2013 | SUSAN CRABTREE
    ".................Among the 20 percent who will not be able to sign up for the federal exchanges through the website, Carney said, will be some who are experiencing technical difficulties, delayed response times or website stability issues. Other users may decide not to enroll on the website because they are not as familiar with signing up for products online, and some people whose family situation is complex may choose to call in their applications or go to an in-person walk-in center. They may decide to use the different method of enrolling not because of the website, but they may have children...
  • Gibbs: WH must fire someone over O-Care

    11/18/2013 12:07:05 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 18, 2013 | Jonathan Easley
    Former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said Monday that the White House must fire someone or possibly even a group of people over the botched ObamaCare rollout. I think longer term, in terms of credibility, I think theyre going to have to give people confidence, not just in healthcare, but in other aspects of government, Gibbs said on NBCs "Today." I think theyre going to have to hold someone accountable for the botched rollout and the website not working someone at HHS or a group of people at CMS. The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services...
  • Troy Senik: Your attention, please, Mr. President

    11/18/2013 11:27:24 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | November 18, 2013 | Troy Senik
    ".....[Valerie] Jarrett, a Chicago associate of Obama's who now serves in the opaque but highly influential role of senior adviser to the president, told biographer David Remnick in his 2010 book The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama: I think Barack knew that he had God-given talents that were extraordinary. He knows exactly how smart he is. He knows how perceptive he is. He knows what a good reader of people he is. And he knows that he has the ability the extraordinary, uncanny ability to take a thousand different perspectives, digest them and make...
  • To The Obama Voter - By chance, have you had enough yet?

    11/18/2013 5:58:33 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    Richochet ^ | November 17, 2013 | Dave Carter
    By chance, have you had enough yet? Many of you have either lost your jobs or you've had your hours reduced. Millions of you are seeing your insurance policies go up in a fireball before your very eyes, like a KISS concert only instead of singing, "I Stole Your Love," the front man now sings, "I Stole Your Heath Care." But I don't want you to feel gullible. I think, under the circumstances, something approaching totally bamboozled would be understandable, ... or snookered, or hoodwinked, or hornswoggled, swindled, fleeced, scammed, deluded, stung, bent, folded, spindled and mutilated perhaps, broken into...
  • Might the Establishment Turn Against Obama?

    11/17/2013 11:32:28 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 18, 2013 | Daren Jonescu
    A disturbing trend among American conservatives is the increasing sense of optimism about President Obama's slow fade in mainstream perceptions, and its ramifications for the future of American leftism. Does Obama's decline entail the undoing of the movement he represents? Progressivism's history reveals another option, which is that the movement will, in the name of saving itself, reject Obama.Progressives are rigid in their ideology, to be sure, but this rigidity does not extend to their support for leaders. For it follows from the inhumane core of progressivism itself that all men--even "historic" ones--are expendable in the name of the cause,...
  • The Obama presidency is not over, but it is failing

    11/17/2013 11:17:06 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    Financail Times ^ | November 17, 2013 | Edward Luce
    ".....Having authored an inspirational politics, President Barack Obamas difficulties are spawning a new fashion for perspiration. Given its limited powers, the strength of the US presidency derives largely from its occupants credibility....... ...........................[SNIP].......................... ......The contagion is starting to spread to his own party. Fearful of losing their seats next year, Democrats are defecting in growing numbers on a widening range of issues, from the Middle East to Obamacare. Last week 39 Democrats joined Republicans in voting to suspend an important chunk of the law. More are planning to do so in the Senate. Until recently, Mr Obama had a reasonable...
  • Lies, Damn Lies and ObamaCare

    11/17/2013 5:49:20 AM PST · by Puzzleman · 15 replies
    Fox Business ^ | Nov. 14, 2013 | Steve Tobak
    Last week I was informed by the agent who handles my firms health-care insurance that, come 2014, our group plan will be cancelled and replaced with an ObamaCare plan. Never mind that President Obama, his spokespeople, and Democratic Congressional leaders all stated over and over that Americans happy with their health-care plans would be able to keep them. Never mind that none of that was true
  • White House optimistic Obama will bounce back from healthcare glitches

    11/17/2013 4:18:29 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 51 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 16, 2013 | Kathleen Hennessey and Christi Parsons with Noam N. Levey
    ".......Administration officials privately acknowledge that no argument defending Obamacare will connect with Americans until they begin to see the effects of the law at work. No work-around or temporary fix will reach enough people to build a critical mass of support. The website has to function, admit edgy aides who sometimes spit the word "website" with the contempt familiar to anyone who has ever called a tech help desk.Obama revealed his own frustrations Thursday, saying at a White House news conference that he has an obligation to show Americans that the law has made health insurance more affordable and accessible"if...
  • One month after the shutdown ended, Lee and Cruz are sitting pretty

    11/16/2013 7:11:46 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 16, 2013 | Christopher Bedford
    Its Nov. 16, 2013, and the partial government shutdown ended one month ago today. In those four weeks, and the two prior, everything conservatives said would happen has happened. Whats more, the Democrats united stand against them has turned into a retreat and is primed to become a rout as they amend Obamacares disastrous rollout, President Barack Obama apologizes for his failures, and electorally vulnerable Democrats break ranks and flee. Hell, even the polls that D.C.s Republican pundits shrieked, wept and clawed over show the Grand Old Party has bounced back while the Democrats have fallen behind. Because,...
  • House Democrats Eye New If You Like It Obamacare Fix ["fixing" the "fix" to stop defections]

    11/15/2013 1:40:23 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    Roll Call -218 ^ | November 14, 2013 | Emma Dumain with Matt Fuller
    House Democratic leaders, in a bid to keep frustrated rank-and-file members from supporting a Republican bill to remedy the White Houses broken if you like it, you can keep it promise, are mobilizing around a new legislative fix. As Democrats huddled in a closed-door caucus meeting Thursday afternoon with Obama administrative officials, leaders decided they would go to the House floor on Friday with a new plan to counter the bill sponsored by Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton, R-Mich., a House Democratic leadership aide confirmed to CQ Roll Call. Uptons bill would allow insurers to revive existing health plans...
  • Cruz talks about 'vindication' with rocky Obamacare rollout

    11/14/2013 12:28:16 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    CNN Political Ticker ^ | November 14, 2013 | Ashley Killough
    (CNN) - Sen. Ted Cruz argued Thursday that people are starting to understand why he and other conservative activists embraced a strategy that tried to derail Obamacare this year but instead resulted in last month's government shutdown. Speaking at the Aspen Institute's Washington Ideas Forum in Washington, the Texas Republican said the troubled rollout of HealthCare.gov and revelations of people losing their health care insurance have led to changed feelings about his strategy. "A few weeks ago there were lots of people - particularly in Washington - that were saying, 'Why are you guys fighting so hard on this?' And...
  • Obama Tries to 'Win Back Some Credibility' With Obamacare Fix

    11/14/2013 11:39:24 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    Roll Call ^ | November 14, 2013 | Steven T. Dennis
    A deeply frustrated President Barack Obama moved to quell a growing revolt in his party Thursday morning, announcing an administrative fix that would let health insurance companies extend existing policies for a year. The announcement by Obama at the top of what became an unscheduled, nearly hourlong press conference came as Democrats in both chambers are eyeing legislative fixes that would go much further and require insurers to extend such coverage. At times introspective and contrite, but also defiant and determined, Obama acknowledged that he needs to win back some credibility after we fumbled the rollout of the...
  • The White Houses Obamacare fix is about to create a big mess

    11/14/2013 10:51:01 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 125 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 14, 2013 | Sarah Kliff
    [Big SNIP] Here's how Robert Laszewksi, an insurance consultant, put it in a note to clients earlier this morning: This means that the insurance companies have 32 days to reprogram their computer systems for policies, rates, and eligibility, send notices to the policyholders via US Mail, send a very complex letter that describes just what the differences are between specific policies and Obamacare compliant plans, ask the consumer for their decision and give them a reasonable time to make that decision and then enter those decisions back into their systems without creating massive billing, claim payment, and provider...
  • Obama to Offer Health Care Fix to Keep Plans, Democrat Says

    11/14/2013 8:39:52 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies
    NYT ^ | November 14, 2013 | ASHLEY PARKER and MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    <p>"Facing dissent from his own party and growing pressure from anxious Congressional Democrats, President Obama on Thursday is preparing to offer an administrative fix to a central element of his signature health care law, allowing Americans who are losing their health insurance coverage because of the Affordable Care Act to retain it.</p>
  • Obama will offer health insurance cancellation fix today: Democratic anger building

    11/14/2013 7:14:33 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 75 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | November 14, 2013 | Lynn Sweet
    WASHINGTONPresident Barack Obama will offer a fix for people facing health insurance policy cancellations as a result of his Obamacare health care law today at 11:35 a.m. ET. Earlier Thursday, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi D-Calif., Obama will take action for people whose health insurance policies were cancelled as a result of his Obamacare health care law while House Democrats are also working on a plan. The president will offer a proposal today is my understanding and we have our own proposal which we think is really good. But well see. And it has to be done in the next...
  • Obama Lied. Now What Do We Do?

    11/14/2013 6:39:52 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    Ricochet ^ | November 14, 2013 | Totus Porcus
    Well, at least now we know the real reason that one-sixth of the economy had to be turned upside down. In the latest bit of brilliance from ProgressNowColoroado, Susie, a young woman "hot to trot," says "Thanks, Obamacare!" for birth control that is so easy to get that "all I have to worry about is getting him between the covers.".... [snip] .....But when the outrage and laughter inspired by the exposure of Obama's Big Lie subsides, the question remains: Now what do we do? Obamacare is in crisis. Will we let it go to waste? There seems to be a...
  • Angry Dems bark at White House - being dragged into this nonstop cycle

    11/14/2013 2:17:29 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 13, 2013 | Alexander Bolton and Mike Lillis with Elise Viebeck
    Furious congressional Democrats on Wednesday expressed exasperation with the White House for its bumbling implementation of ObamaCare. The recent deluge of bad news on the rollout of the Affordable Care Act has sparked widespread anxiety among Democrats, who are trying to win back the House and retain control of the Senate. Democratic leaders are straining to keep their members from turning against elements of ObamaCare amid pressure from angry constituents. They have pressed the White House to propose solutions to help assuage the anxieties of lawmakers deluged by complaints over canceled insurance policies. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said President Obama...
  • Poll: More People Trust Fox News For Information About ObamaCare Than Obama

    11/13/2013 10:24:51 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    News Busters ^ | November 13, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    The news about the President's signature legislative accomplishment continues to get worse. A new poll by YouGov finds that more people trust Fox News for information about the so-called "Affordable Care Act" than trust President Obama: As you can see, almost twice as many people trust Fox than the President. Notice, too, how little CBS, CNN, NBC, Administration officials, and Democrats in Congress are trusted. Maybe it's because such folk were all behind the President pushing this program before it crashed before our very eyes. Please also notice that only local TV news sources and Fox are actually more trusted...
  • Dems double down in attack on Upton bill ["Digging in behind Obama"]

    11/13/2013 10:06:18 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 63 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 13, 2013 | Mike Lillis
    Democrats leaving the meeting said the administrative officials gave no details about what tweaks HHS has in mind, or when they might surface. House Democratic leaders are doubling down in their opposition to GOP legislation allowing Americans to keep their healthcare plans, even as the party is taking a political drubbing over the contentious issue. Although several centrist Democrats have already endorsed the Republican measure, sponsored by Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.), Democratic leaders are digging in behind President Obama, who is adamantly opposed to the GOP bill. "The Upton bill is just another attempt to undermine the Affordable Care Act....
  • CNN reports Obama admin failed to ensure contractors could test Healthcare.gov

    10/30/2013 1:11:20 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    RedState ^ | October 29, 2913 | Neil Stevens
    CNN has released a report that the main Healthcare.gov contractor CGI warned the Obama administration one month in advance that there were critical problems preventing them from ensuring a clean launch of the website. In particular, the administration was warned that testing was being obstructed. The quote from the CGI memo leaves no doubt, if you understand the technical jargon used in the memo. Ill take it apart and explain just how bad this situation really was. Heres the quote from the memo, which CNN says was listed as a severe concern: __________________________ CGI does not have access to necessary...
  • Americans voting with their 'feet' on Obamacare

    10/25/2013 12:28:11 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 49 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | October 25, 2013 | Rick Moran
    This Reuters headline is not good news for the administration: Frustrated by Healthcare.gov, some consumers buy off exchange Americans are abandoning the healthcare.gov site and buying insurance the old fashioned way; calling the companies directly. Since its launch on October 1, technical problems have stalled Healthcare.gov, the website meant to help millions of uninsured Americans sign up for coverage as part of the biggest U.S. social program since Medicare plans for the elderly launched in the 1960s. Nearly a dozen insurance companies offering plans on the exchange who were interviewed by Reuters say they have received at most a trickle...
  • 10 Dem senators urge HHS to extend enrollment deadline

    10/25/2013 7:00:51 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 25, 2013 | Jonathan Easley
    Ten Senate Democrats sent a letter to Health and Human Services secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Friday urging her to extend the ObamaCare enrollment deadline because of the problems plaguing the ObamaCare website. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) initiated the letter. Earlier this week, she emerged as the first Senate Democrat to publicly call for a delay to the healthcare law to accommodate consumers experiencing issues with the website. “As long as these substantial technology glitches persist, we are losing valuable time to educate and enroll people in insurance plans,” the letter reads in part. “Our constituents are frustrated, and we fear...
  • Hope and Change in Action

    10/25/2013 4:29:50 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | October 25, 2013 | Marta H. Mossburg
    Instinctively I always agreed with William F. Buckley Jr. that, I should sooner live in a society governed by the first two thousand names in the Boston telephone directory than in a society governed by the two thousand faculty members of Harvard University. Watching the implosion of HealthCare.gov, I now know it for a fact.Would those first 2,000 people have the temerity to waste half a billion dollars on an IT infrastructure that doesnt work remotely as advertised and then blame political opposition that had no part in its creation for its failure?Would those 2,000 say with a straight face...
  • Ted Cruz Goes On Offense - Complete hogwash says Texan of critics.

    10/25/2013 4:04:15 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | October 25, 2013 | Jeffrey Lord
    Ted Cruz is unbowed. The Texas Senator, speaking at The American Spectators annual Washington gala Wednesday evening, was nothing if not resolute in his attacks on the disaster that has become Obamacare. Should we have fought this fight? he asked, his resounding yes coming by way of citing the differences between the way the disaster of Obamacare is perceived in Washington and out in the country. If you get out of Washington theres no ambiguity on the question, Cruz said. This thing isnt working. It is a disaster and a disaster that is hurting people right now. On the merits...
  • Health care laws commercial allies in Texas frustrated by balky rollout

    10/25/2013 12:10:38 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | October 25, 2013 | JIM LANDERS - Washington Bureau
    "...........Many people shopping for themselves or for small companies have called insurance brokers for help in accessing HealthCare.gov. Brokers were eager to oblige but soon found themselves stymied.Ive seen absolutely no improvement in the weeks that weve been trying to work through this,said..Goodwin,a broker who heads the Goodwin Benefits Group in Dallas. But we have it, and we have to live with it. Im hoping against hope they will find a way to fix this. Im just not confident that they can.Some insurance agents are advising clients to avoid the federal marketplace altogether unless they think they are eligible for...
  • New Obamacare feature dupes consumers with miscalculated plan prices

    10/24/2013 11:19:29 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 24, 2013 | Brendan Bordelon
    The new See Plans Now feature on HealthCare.gov, created as one of President Obamas improvements to a site plagued by technical flaws, seriously underestimates the cost of insurance for most users. The Obama administration rolled out the new application on Sunday following weeks of complaints from site visitors, who were unable to create an account and therefore could not view or compare health-care plans. Americans across the country can type in their ZIP code and shop and browse, and see what the options are that are out there available to them to comparison-shop and begin to make decisions, White House...
  • CareFirst says 76,000 customers will lose current coverage due to Obamacare (40%)

    10/24/2013 1:01:24 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 24, 2013 | PHILIP KLEIN
    CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield is being forced to cancel plans that currently cover 76,000 individuals in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C., due to changes made by President Obama's health care law, the company told the Washington Examiner today. That represents more than 40 percent of the 177,000 individuals covered by CareFirst in those states. Though Obama famously promised that those who liked their health care coverage could keep it under his program, in reality, the health care law imposes a raft of new regulations on insurance policies starting Jan. 1 that are forcing insurers across the country to terminate existing plans....
  • ObamaCare spending to top contractors tops $1 billion (Video)

    10/24/2013 10:38:55 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 2 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 24, 2013 | Jonathan Easley
    A surge in government spending in the six months before the ObamaCare exchanges went live pushed federal spending to top government contractors over the $1 billion mark, a new study finds. According to the report released Thursday by Bloomberg Government analyst Peter Gosselin, federal spending ramped up in the months leading up to Oct. 1, with $352 million of the $1 billion in federal contracts to the top 10 ObamaCare contractors awarded during this time. In a typical IT project, spending ramps up to a peak, then trails off during the final phase, Gosselin wrote. The price tag usually associated...
  • Healthcare.gov problems are target at Hill hearing (contractors point to Obama Adm.)

    10/24/2013 8:42:35 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | October 24, 2013 | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and STEPHEN OHLEMACHER,
    WASHINGTON (AP) The principal contractors responsible for the federal government's troubled health insurance website say the Obama administration shares responsibility for snags that have crippled the system. Executives of CGI Federal, which built the federal HealthCare.gov website serving 36 states, and QSSI, which designed the part that verifies applicants' income and other personal details, were testifying Thursday before the House Energy and Commerce Committee. As the hearing began, Republican committee members said the website problems are symptomatic of deeper flaws in the Affordable Care Act, and they accused administration officials of misleading Congress with repeated assurances that the rollout...
  • Take this, conservatives: Criticism only makes Obamacare stronger! [writer was at 2 WH briefings]

    10/24/2013 1:08:16 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    Salon ^ | October 23, 2013 | Brian Beutler
    Ignore most conservatives attacking Healthcare.gov -- but it's a mistake to assume Obama's got it under control "............Liberals are contributing to the ongoing public relations fiasco, but thats a good thing for the law. If the only people making noise about Healthcare.gov were its avowed enemies, decision makers in the administration would be much more likely to create false bases for denying the extent of the challenges. If Ezra Klein and Ryan Lizza say Healthcare.gov is a giant mess and the stakes for fixing it enormous, theyre likelier to listen, and respond as best they can. *********[Now the real point...
  • Leno: Easier to Join Al Qaeda Using Their Website Than it is to Sign Up for ObamaCare

    10/23/2013 12:10:16 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    News Busters ^ | October 23, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    As NewsBusters has been reporting, late night comics are having a field day with the disastrous rollout of the Presidents health insurance exchanges. NBC Tonight Show host Jay Leno began the program Tuesday saying its easier to join al Qaeda using their website than it [is] to sign up for ObamaCare (video follows with transcript and commentary):