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  • Great: Obama encouraging health insurers to sue federal government, then offering fat settlements

    04/18/2016 11:53:46 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/18/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Circumventing Congress's ban on the use of federal money to bail out ObamaCare casualties. I’m sure you’re all quite familiar with the Obama Administration’s proclivity for ignoring Congress and doing whatever it wants, whether that means refusing to enforce the law or attempting to shove gun control down the nation’s throat. But if you think Obama only does this via executive orders, you haven’t quite grasped the full scope of his lawlessness. Let’s say you want to spend money to bail out health insurers that you have driven to the brink of ruin by passing ObamaCare. But Congress (thanks in...
  • Beware Obama, the Benevolent

    03/29/2016 10:57:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 29, 2016 | Eileen F. Toplansky
    When President Obama stages a photo op to publicize signing a measure he claims will “help” American workers, you can be almost certain that “unintended consequences” will outweigh any intended benefits. Lacking even an elementary understanding of how a market economy works, he only makes things worse. In an effort to avoid the Obamacare mandate, many companies reduced workers to fewer than 30 hours per week. This reduction of employees to part-time status continues to cause endless difficulties. Employees have fewer hours and less income than they want, and employers have a harder time staffing their companies. But the Obama...
  • White House to lay out 'next chapter' for ObamaCare

    03/21/2016 1:56:31 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 27 replies
    the hill ^ | 03/21/16 | Sarah Ferri
    In a series of events this week, the Obama administration will look beyond the law’s central issues of access and affordability and explore the “next chapter” of healthcare reform. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell plans to “broaden the conversation” about the 2010 law to highlight system-wide reforms to lower costs and improve quality, a senior administration official told The Hill. “It’s important to lay out the next chapter in the Affordable Care Act — building a healthcare system that puts patients at the center and works better for all Americans,” the official said. The initiatives —...
  • Obama vetoes ObamaCare repeal … quietly

    01/08/2016 1:40:37 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/08/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    Missed opportunity — or a tacit admission of political vulnerability? When Paul Ryan sent the ObamaCare repeal bill to Barack Obama, he held a public “enrollment” event to celebrate the accomplishment. Rather than return the favor, Roll Call reports that Obama opted to veto the bill with minimal publicity: With little public fanfare, President Barack Obama on Friday vetoed a Republican-crafted measure designed to repeal his signature health care overhaul. But Republican leaders are signaling their repeal push is far from over.In a statement, Obama said the health care overhaul "is working," slamming the bill because it would "reverse...
  • Obama Just Signed His 10th Bill Repealing (Parts Of) ObamaCare

    10/12/2015 3:10:51 AM PDT · by RockyTCB · 10 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 10/09/2015 | John Merline
    If you listen to the rhetoric from Democrats, the proof that Republicans are fixated on repealing ObamaCare comes from the claim that they've voted 50-some odd times to do so. That's not entirely true, since many were votes to repeal parts of the law. What is true is that Obama himself has signed multiple bills into law that have repealed ObamaCare bit by bit.
  • Obama Administration To Insurers: There’s No Such Thing As Illegal Immigrants

    04/10/2014 9:49:30 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 27 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 10 | Ben Domenech
    Lost in the overall shuffle concerning the many problems with Obamacare’s exchanges is the central problem of enforcement of those aspects of the law the president hasn’t waived or delayed yet – including the particular challenge when it comes to verifying the immigration status of those applying for taxpayer subsidized insurance. On April 1st, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued a new guidance document to health insurers. The CMS guidance says that people whose immigration status is uncertain will be presumed eligible for subsidized coverage in Obamacare’s marketplaces while a further review is pending. Emphasis mine: If there...
  • Did Obama warn about …Obamacare? [Yes - in his own TV ad in 2008]

    04/10/2014 6:09:22 PM PDT · by grundle · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 10, 2014 | Glenn Kessler
    An extensive accounting of more than 50,000 commercials by Kantar Media’s Campaign Media Analysis Group, which tracks political advertising, has determined that the single most-aired campaign ad of the past 10 years was a 30-second spot for Sen. Barack Obama attacking Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on his health-care plan. “McCain would tax health benefits for the first time ever” “His plan would raise costs for employers offering health care, so your coverage would be reduced or dropped completely.”
  • Obama says Perry an obstacle on healthcare

    03/19/2014 4:45:32 PM PDT · by tuffydoodle · 43 replies
    myfoxdfw ^ | 3/19/2014 | foxnews
    Video of Obama blaming Rick Perry for few Texans signing up for ACA at link.
  • Obama Just Guaranteed ObamaCare's Failure

    03/13/2014 12:42:47 PM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 39 replies
    Investor's Businss Daily ^ | 03/12/2014 | IBD Staff
    Death Blow: Almost two years ago, President Obama's solicitor general told the Supreme Court that without the individual mandate, ObamaCare would fail. But after winning that victory, the administration itself has effectively killed the mandate. In his oral arguments before the court, Donald Verrilli made it abundantly clear that, without the individual mandate, ObamaCare would "make matters worse, not better." As he told the justices, the "guaranteed issue" and "community rating" regulations at the heart of ObamaCare won't work if you let the young and healthy choose not to buy insurance.
  • Help me one more time: Obama prods young on ObamaCare

    03/15/2014 9:20:36 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 15, 2014 | Peter Sullivan
    The White House is hoping young people will come to President Obama’s aid one more time over ObamaCare, just as they did when they supported him strongly in both his presidential election victories. The administration is engaged in an all-out push to increase young people’s enrollment in ObamaCare with just two weeks left before the deadline to acquire insurance. Young people have signed up at a significantly lower rate than the administration had hoped, raising fears among Affordable Care Act advocates. The fewer young and healthy people sign up, the higher premiums are likely to rise for older people for...
  • When Obama Rewrites Obamacare, Why Doesn't Anyone Sue Him? Senator Mike Lee explains.

    02/12/2014 7:36:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | February 11, 2014 | John McCormack
    President Obama has repeatedly suspended parts of the Affordable Care Act without the consent of Congress. The latest unilateral action happened Monday night, when the administration announced another delay of the employer mandate, the law's provision that businesses with more than 50 employees must provide their employees with insurance starting in 2014 or pay large fines. In July, the president decreed the mandate wouldn't be enforced at all in 2014, and last night administration officials declared that businesses with 50 to 99 employees wouldn't be penalized in 2015. Republicans have denounced such actions as "lawless." But if what the president...
  • Before O-Care debacle, Sebelius made many trips to White House

    02/13/2014 4:23:07 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 13, 2014 | Kevin Bogardus and Jonathan Easley
    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was in frequent contact with President Obama and senior White House aides before the disastrous launch of the federal ObamaCare exchange last year. While Sebelius has said the president was not aware of’s problems, more than 750 pages of documents obtained by The Hill through a Freedom of Information Act request show she made scores of visits to the White House. The documents reveal that Sebelius met with or attended calls and events with Obama at least 18 times between Oct. 27, 2012, and Oct. 6, 2013, including at least seven instances...
  • 9 Captions for this weird looking photo of Obama bowing his head and clasping his hands...

    02/11/2014 5:02:46 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 10 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-11-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Posted a blank of this photo over the weekend, here are 9 of the best/favorite captions people came up with.
  • Obamacare: Good enough for America, but not for the president

    12/31/2013 4:54:23 PM PST · by rhema · 15 replies
    Mpls. Star Tribune ^ | 12/31/13 | MARC A. THIESSEN
    His fake (er, 'symbolic') enrollment revealed everything you need to know.Who says government health care doesn’t work? There is a government health plan that is available to a small number of individuals. The risk pool consists of a few dozen people, all of whom work in one building in downtown Washington. If they need a check-up, the doctor comes up to their office for a house call. If they need a prescription, the medicine is delivered to their desks. If they need to see a specialist, they are taken by government transport to one of the best hospitals in the...
  • The Obamacare Obama gets

    12/30/2013 11:15:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 30, 2013 | Marc A. Thiessen
    Who says government health care doesn’t work? There is a government health plan that is available to a small number of individuals. The risk pool consists of a few dozen people, all of whom work in one building in downtown Washington. If they need a check-up, the doctor comes up to their office for a house call. If they need a prescription, the medicine is delivered to their desks. If they need to see a specialist, they are taken by government transport to one of the best hospitals in the world. If they need surgery, a special suite is available....
  • Did the White House just inadvertently confirm Obama ID fraud?

    12/25/2013 8:30:09 AM PST · by Libloather · 78 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/24/13 | Jason Kissner
    President Obama's personal data is "not in particular government data bases" so his identity cannot be verified. And this according to White House sources. Huh? What kind of data? And what kind of president cannot have his identity verified. And this little disclosure comes just as Americans are turning off the news to an extent that makes the classic "Friday afternoon data dump" look like publicity-seeking. **SNIP** Here are some simple questions: Does Obama file his tax returns by way of sending staff to a DC IRS building? If not, why not? Doesn't the integrity of Obama's tax returns relate...
  • Obama signs up for health care, selects ‘bronze’ plan in D.C. exchange

    12/23/2013 11:34:21 AM PST · by rawhide · 70 replies
    WAPO ^ | 12-23-13 | Philip Rucker
    <p>President Obama has enrolled in the federal health-care insurance exchanges, selecting a bronze-tiered insurance plan on the D.C. marketplace, the White House announced Monday.</p> <p>In advance of Monday’s key enrollment deadline, Obama signed up for coverage over the weekend during the start of his holiday vacation here in Hawaii in what a White House official described as a “symbolic” act to promote the Affordable Care Act, his signature legislative achievement.</p>
  • Obama Couldn’t 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 won’t use it, and he didn’t 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 Obama’s 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, couldn’t use the website. “The complicated nature of the president’s case required an in-person sign-up,” the White...
  • Obama Trashes America to Save ObamaCare

    11/21/2013 8:28:30 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 17 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 11/20/13 | IBD Staff
    Health Care: As support for ObamaCare collapses, Barack and Michelle have been deploying increasingly harsh language to attack the current system. So much so that they're now trashing the very character of the country. President Obama routinely describes the nation's health care system before ObamaCare as "badly broken," full of "rotten apples" who conned people into buying "inadequate" insurance that got canceled as soon as they tried to use it. It's a system, he said this week, "that's been broken for too many people for too long." Oh, and he says Republicans opposed ObamaCare because of an "ideological resistance to...
  • Obama rallies supporters Monday evening to save Obamacare (Obama and Libs to spread more lies)

    11/16/2013 12:40:28 PM PST · by tobyhill · 37 replies
    daily caller ^ | 11/16/2013 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama will ask his most ardent followers on Monday evening to help bail out his rapidly sinking Obamacare project. The 8:15 p.m. online speech will be delivered to Obama’s Organizing for Action supporters, and Obama is expected to ask them to save the Obamacare program, which has eliminated health insurance plans of at least four million Americans. Obamacare’s launch has been so politically painful that many Democratic legislators have threatened to abandon ship even before it becomes operational on Jan. 1.
  • Guest Post: Is Obama Through?

    10/25/2013 6:01:07 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 54 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 10/25/2013 | Tyler Durden
    Originally posted at Monty Pelerin's World blog, Is Obama through? That is, have his lies and incompetence finally caught up with him and emasculated what remains of his effectiveness. Has he taken the concept of “lame duck” to new levels? Dan Henninger describes Obama’s credibility problem: Bluntly, Mr. Obama’s partners are concluding that they cannot do business with him. They don’t trust him. Henninger’s observation does not bode well for US – International relations. Nor is it likely to provide support for new domestic initiatives. The International ramifications are especially dangerous. It is difficult to think of one ally that...
  • Will Obamacare rollout be smooth sailing or a ‘train wreck’?

    08/15/2013 11:06:25 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 23 replies
    McClatchy ^ | Aug 13, 2013 | By Tony Pugh
    WASHINGTON — Just seven weeks before the new state insurance marketplaces are set to open under the Affordable Care Act, it’s unclear whether the long-anticipated October rollout will be a smooth operation or the "train wreck" that some have predicted. Systems testing for the marketplaces is months behind schedule, according to recent government reports. So are funding and training for navigators, the outreach and enrollment workers who’ll help people choose marketplace health plans. In a final bit of down-to-the-wire drama, the data hub, which routes information from the marketplaces to various federal databases, might not get its final stamp of...
  • Obama meets with celebs who want to promote Obamacare

    07/22/2013 2:37:24 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 31 replies
    7 minutes ago Obama meets with celebs who want to promote Obamacare Posted by CNN White House Producer Adam Aigner-Treworgy and CNN's Kevin Liptak (CNN) – President Barack Obama, hoping to pitch his signature health care law to younger Americans, will get some help from a cadre of Hollywood stars who have volunteered to help promote Obamacare's insurance exchanges that open on October 1. At a meeting at the White House Monday, a group that included singer Jennifer Hudson and actors Kal Penn and Amy Poehler heard Obama extol the benefits his health care law offers young people, whose participation...
  • FACT CHECK: Obama spins health insurance rebates

    07/19/2013 6:54:01 AM PDT · by Phlap · 3 replies
    AP ^ | 07/19/2013 | CALVIN WOODWARD
    Another year, another round of exaggeration from President Barack Obama and his administration about health insurance rebates. In his speech defending his health care law Thursday, Obama said rebates averaging $100 are coming from insurance companies to 8.5 million Americans. In fact, most of the money is going straight to employers who provide health insurance, not to their workers, who benefit indirectly.
  • President threatens to veto GOP's ObamaCare bills to delay mandates

    07/17/2013 7:17:48 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/16/13 | Elise Viebeck
    President Obama is threatening to veto Republican bills that would delay the healthcare reform law's employer and individual mandates. Obama declared the employer bill "unnecessary" — the administration announced the same delay on July 2 — and said the individual bill is harmful to consumers in a Statement of Administration Policy issued Tuesday.
  • WH on Obamacare Mandate: ‘Everyone Has to Follow the Law’ But ‘We’re Flexible’ (HUH???)

    07/08/2013 5:55:57 PM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 7/8/2013 | Fred Lucas
    The delayed employer mandate will only affect a small number of companies, asserted White Press Secretary Jay Carney, who said implementation of the law was on track with implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. “Well everyone has to follow the law, but we made determinations that were in the interest of successful implementation of the Affordable Care Act,” Carney said. “We are flexible, because that’s the right thing to do and to be. “The delay of the employer responsibility provision that affects about four percent of employers with more than 50 workers,” he said. “The fact is...
  • White House knew Obamacare implementation wasn’t going to work

    07/09/2013 10:40:02 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 14 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-09-13 | DrJohn
    A report has the White House "scrambling" to make Obamacare work: The White House is trying to heal what has been ailing the implementation of ObamaCare. Three months before the most sweeping parts of the law are scheduled to go live, the administration has hired Chris Jennings, a veteran of the Clinton administration, to help lead the massive effort. Jennings, a widely respected expert who can read the political winds, was a critic of then-Sen. Barack Obama’s (D-Ill.) healthcare plan in 2008. As the lead healthcare adviser on Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, Jennings ripped Obama’s healthcare proposal for lacking a...
  • White House Has Known For Months Obamacare Implementation Wouldn't Work

    07/09/2013 6:31:07 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 9, 2013 | by Margo Sanger-Katz
    If you've been reading all the Obamacare stories lately, you might get the impression that the administration has just realized it will not be able to implement the massive health reform as designed. It has known for months. As far back as March, a top IT official at the Department of Health and Human Services said the department's current ambition for the law's new online insurance marketplaces was that they not be "a Third-World experience." Several provisions had already been abandoned in an effort to simplify the administration's task and maximize the chances that the new systems would be ready...
  • Great news: White House knew all along ObamaCare implementation impossible

    07/09/2013 7:53:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/09/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Surprised by the recent waivers from the Obama administration on the Affordable Care Act? Get ready for more, writes Margot Sanger-Katz at National Journal, because the employer mandate is far from the only piece of ObamaCare that’s not ready for prime time. In fact, it might be easier to select the few components that might be ready for the implementation target date than to number those that won’t: If you’ve been reading all the Obamacare stories lately, you might get the impression that the administration has just realized it will not be able to implement the massive health reform as...
  • Obama Is Embarrassed by Obamacare

    07/09/2013 8:04:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies ^ | July 9, 2013 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Barack Obama assured us that, after his signature legislation Obamacare went into effect, we would surely like it. Now Obama has decided he doesn't want us to find out how it affects us until after the 2014 elections. Obamacare is designed to force employers of 50 or more full-time employees to provide comprehensive health insurance that includes a mandate to pay for an abortion-inducing drug. The penalty for non-compliance is a tax of $2,000 per fulltime employee per year (beyond the first 30), and the Internal Revenue Service was supposed to start collecting the penalties on Jan. 1. Obama apparently...
  • Obama Aide Rejects ‘Tax’ Label for Health Care Law (Obama believes Obamacare is unconstitutional)

    07/05/2012 2:44:20 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 21 replies
    ny times ^ | 7/1/2012 | ANNIE LOWREY
    Jacob J. Lew, the White House chief of staff, on Sunday defended President Obama‘s health care law but rejected the “tax” label that the Supreme Court, in a ruling that mostly upheld the law last week, used to describe the penalty payment required for those who choose not to buy health insurance. The Supreme Court affirmed the so-called individual mandate to buy health insurance on the ground that it might be “reasonably characterized as a tax.” Since the ruling, Republican leaders have denounced the White House for raising the tax burden on Americans with the law, and they have called...
  • Obama: Time For Fighting Health-Care Overhaul Has Passed

    01/28/2011 1:29:00 PM PST · by Innovative · 63 replies
    WSJ ^ | Jan 28, 2011 | Jared A. Favole
    President Barack Obama on Friday defended his health-care law in the face of continued Republican-led calls for repeal, declaring that the time to fight the overhaul has passed. Obama was speaking at the annual conference of Families USA, a liberal advocacy group that played a big role in the health-care overhaul.
  • President Obama opens viral front in health war

    08/10/2009 9:38:10 AM PDT · by pissant · 16 replies · 762+ views
    Politico ^ | 8/10/09 | Mike Allen
    Facing an onslaught of opposition to health reform, the White House on Monday opened a “Reality Check” website with a viral tool aimed at online combat on everything from “rationing” to euthanasia. The site incorporates lessons learned from the Obama campaign’s “Learn the Truth About Barack Obama” site, which covered everything from the birth certificate to William Ayers to “a recent e-mail smear falsely claims Michelle ordered room service, but she never even stayed at the hotel.” Aides to President Barack Obama say the key is to respond to viral rumors with an aggressive, equally viral response. “We're offering the...
  • Fla. Town Hall Meeting Takes Explosive Turn - Hundreds Turn Out For Health Reform Talk Shut Out...

    08/07/2009 9:23:52 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 14 replies · 1,393+ views
    Fla. Town Hall Meeting Takes Explosive Turn Hundreds Turn Out For Health Reform Talk Shut Out; Scuffles Break Out TAMPA, Fla. (CBS) ― Angry protesters and strong supporters clashed at a health care reform town hall meeting in Tampa, Florida Thursday. The meeting which was scheduled to begin at 6:00p.m. drew hundreds of people who quickly began to overwhelm staff and event organizers at the front entrance. As the building filled to capacity and police started denying people entry. Hundreds were locked out of the event at the Children's Board Building and some of them started banging on windows and...
  • Obama Reverts to Campaign Motto for Health Care Agenda (Yes we can)

    06/22/2009 12:29:39 PM PDT · by pissant · 34 replies · 1,183+ views
    NY Times ^ | 6/22/09 | Jeff Zaleny
    President Obama dusted off a campaign slogan on Monday, sharply dismissing those who have expressed skepticism that the nation’s health care system will be overhauled by Congress this year. “Yes we can,” Mr. Obama said. “We are going to get this done.” In an appearance in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, Mr. Obama praised an agreement reached last week by drug companies to help close a cap in Medicare’s prescription drug coverage. He said the pharmaceutical industry’s pledge to spend $80 billion over the next decade to reduce the cost of drugs would pay for a portion...