HOME/ABOUT  Prayer  SCOTUS  ProLife  BangList  Aliens  StatesRights  ConventionOfStates  WOT  HomosexualAgenda  GlobalWarming  Corruption  Taxes  Congress  Fraud  MediaBias  GovtAbuse  Tyranny  Obama  ObamaCare  Elections  Layoffs  NaturalBornCitizen  FastandFurious  OPSEC  Benghazi  Libya  IRS  Scandals  TalkRadio  TeaParty  FreeperBookClub  HTMLSandbox  FReeperEd  FReepathon  CopyrightList  Copyright/DMCA Notice 

Calling all FReepers: We need to wrap this baby up within the next few days. If you have not yet made your donation, please do so today. Let's git 'er done. Thank you very much!!

Or by mail to: Free Republic, LLC - PO Box 9771 - Fresno, CA 93794
Free Republic 2nd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $80,566
91%  
Woo hoo!! And now less than $7.5k to go!! We can do this. Thank you all very much!! Let's git 'er done!!

Keyword: obamascare

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Democrats Seize Opportunity to Rip the Country and George W. Bush on Jonathan Gruber Day

    12/09/2014 3:13:37 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 9, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I don't know, folks. Some days I just feel swamped. I just feel overwhelmed. I feel smothered by the left. I mean, look. Here we are almost at 2015, and this is the day that Jonathan Gruber is testifying before a House committee on all the things he said about the American people and Obamacare, and what's happening instead? The Democrats are blaming the Bush administration. The Democrats, the main story, the lead story today, by design, is the release of the Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA torture, dumping on the Bush administration on "Jonathan Gruber...
  • Consumers automatically renewing health plans could get inaccurate financial aid amounts (oops)

    07/27/2014 12:03:06 PM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Columbus Republic ^ | 7/27/2014 | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
    If you have health insurance on your job, you probably don't give much thought to each year's renewal. But make the same assumption in one of the new health law plans, and it could lead to costly surprises. Insurance exchange customers who opt for convenience by automatically renewing their coverage for 2015 are likely to receive dated and inaccurate financial aid amounts from the government, say industry officials, advocates and other experts. If those amounts are too low, consumers could get sticker shock over their new premiums. Too high, and they'll owe the tax man later. Automatic renewal was supposed...
  • The First Single-Payer Domino

    07/15/2014 4:16:53 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/15/2014 | John McClaughry
    As Obamacare, beset with calamities, enters its fourth year, the cerulean-blue state of Vermont is well into its fourth year of preparing to astonish America by installing Canadian-style single-payer health care. To understand the political dynamics of this plan, it’s necessary to go back to the 2010 election for governor. After eight able years at the helm, much of it spent deflecting left-wing (known locally as “Sanderista,” after socialist senator Bernie Sanders) legislative initiatives, popular Republican governor Jim Douglas stepped down. Five Democrats leaped into the race to succeed him. To win a contested Democratic primary in Vermont, a candidate...
  • HIPAA Complaints Vex Healthcare Organizations [Thanks, Řbamacare]

    07/08/2014 7:08:45 AM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    Informationweek ^ | 7/8/2014 | Alison Diana
    Since 2013, complaints to the Department of Health and Human Services have risen regarding Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act violations. The number of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) violation complaints received by the Department of Health and Human Services spiraled upward in 2013. Complaints are on a similar high-speed trajectory for 2014, according to analysis by TrueVault. "The number of complaints through May 2014 is up 20.6% over the number received through May in 2013, so we believe that we will continue to see complaints surge through 2014," Morgan Brown, vice president of growth at TrueVault, said...
  • After Hobby Lobby Comes Judge Pryor [judge, citing Hobby Lobby, rules in favor of EWTN]

    07/02/2014 2:59:26 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/2/2014 | Quin Hillyer
    Two left-leaning judges on the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals showed on Monday what the Obama administration should do regarding the many remaining cases involving the HHS abortifacients mandate: Give up. It does not take much to read between the lines in the injunction that a unanimous three-judge panel of the Eleventh Circuit granted Monday afternoon in favor of Eternal Word Television Network, which runs Catholic-themed programming. In the case of EWTN v. Secretary of HHS, it looks to me as if two of the three judges were not eager to grant the injunction but felt compelled to that action...
  • Hundreds of Catholic employers win exemption from HHS mandate

    06/06/2014 8:36:41 AM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    CNA ^ | 6/5/2014
    A federal court has ruled that the Catholic Benefits Association and its hundreds of employer members are exempt from a federal mandate requiring coverage of contraceptives and abortifacient drugs. “We are grateful for the ruling, but continue to pray that our leaders recognize that Catholics, whether bishops or businessmen, cannot in good conscience provide insurance that covers drugs and procedures that undermine the dignity of the human person and the sanctity of human life,” Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City, the benefit association’s vice-president, said June 5. “Religious freedom entails more than the right to worship and any contrary legislation...
  • Data discrepancies in health sign-ups (2.1 million may not have coverage)

    06/04/2014 3:50:59 PM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    AP ^ | 6/4/2014 | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
    More than 2 million people who got health insurance under President Barack Obama's law have data discrepancies that could jeopardize coverage for some, a government document shows. About 1 in 4 people who signed up have discrepancies, creating a huge paperwork jam for the feds and exposing some consumers to repayment demands, or possibly even loss of coverage, if they got too generous a subsidy. The 7-page slide presentation from the Health and Human Services department was provided to The Associated Press as several congressional committees are actively investigating the discrepancies, most of which involve important details on income, citizenship...
  • Politico: Obamacare Ushering In National Enrollment System ('GOP's Obamacare fears come true')

    06/03/2014 3:54:47 AM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 6/2/2014 | Albert Merrick
    The Republican party's worst fears about Obamacare are coming true, according to a Politico article published Monday. Thanks to "intransigent Republicans" who opted out of forming exchanges in their own states and "ambitious Democrats" who botched the creation of them in theirs, 36 states now rely on the federal HealthCare.gov exchange. With two more states joining next year, the article reminds readers that, back when Congress needed to pass the bill in order to find out what was in it, a large federal exchange wasn't supposed to be part of the new health care law: The federal option was supposed...
  • Out of Network, Out of Luck

    05/19/2014 2:05:12 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 5/19/2014 | Brian C Joondeph
    As we behold the continued wonders of ObamaCare, we receive another reminder of the president’s empty promise, “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.”  The New York Times, late to the party as usual, observed this week, “No matter what kind of health plan consumers choose, they will find fewer doctors and hospitals in their network – or pay much more for the privilege of going to any provider they want.”  What a surprise – stop the presses! Insurance networks are common features of many plans.  The network represents a group of physicians, hospitals, and other...
  • Networks Snub Obama On Primetime Health Care Address

    04/03/2014 6:09:48 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 04/03/14 | Evan McMorris-Santoro
    White House officials sought valuable primetime air for a rare, impromptu Tuesday night address to tout the accomplishment of signing up more than 7 million people under the Affordable Care Act. But network officials refused to make the kind of accommodation they did previously for the announcement that Osama Bin Laden had been killed, for instance, and Obama was left instead cutting into the much smaller audiences of Ellen and other daytime shows. Three sources familiar with the request confirmed the White House asked for the primetime slot in their effort both to emphasize a bright moment following the challenging...
  • Sarah Palin Praises Rush Limbaugh for Defending Matt Drudge Against MSM on ´Obamascare´

    03/24/2014 9:44:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 53 replies
    Breitbart Big Journalism ^ | 3/24/14 | Tony Lee
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin praised conservative talk radio icon Rush Limbaugh for fiercely defending new-media pioneer Matt Drudge Monday after the White House and mainstream journalists attacked and mocked Drudge for honestly saying that he had paid a penalty for not signing up for Obamacare in his quarterly tax filing. "From one Dittohead to all you others, aren´t you thankful Rush defends truth, and as importantly, he defends those speaking truth!" Palin wrote on Facebook Monday. "Rush is consistently loyal to the cause of justice, walking the walk as he does here in defense of Drudge calling out Obamascare.
  • The Insiders: New Obamacare marketing – ‘Sign up and shut up or the IRS will be calling’

    11/22/2013 1:53:07 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 21, 2013 | Ed Rogers
    Obamacare was marketed to voters as a health-care overhaul that would allow Americans to benefit from lower costs and more options, and keep their current insurance and stay with their existing doctors if they wanted to. Well, for millions of Americans, none of that is true. As the truth about Obamacare reveals itself, President Obama has admitted that he will have to “remarket and rebrand” his plan. How does the White House think they will “remarket” Obamacare to voters? Telling the truth could not possibly achieve good results. The truth reveals that under Obamacare, you can’t keep your current insurance...
  • The Insiders: New Obamacare marketing –‘Sign up and shut up or the IRS will be calling’

    11/22/2013 3:35:12 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/21/13 | Ed Rogers
    ... The Democrats' sappy pleas that they understand they have to win back consumers by "fixing" what's wrong with Obamacare are bogus. Consumers don't have a choice. Americans won't be using the Obamacare exchanges because they find the Obamacare branding and marketing pitches informative and appealing, they will use the exchanges because if they don't, Obama’s IRS will fine them. The gentle appeals that we will be hearing as a result of all the “rebranding” and “remarketing” are just cynical, doe-eyed scams. The truth is, if you don’t sign up for Obamacare, the IRS is coming after you. Now that’s...
  • Democrats downplay significance of ObamaCare glitches [It's only a flesh wound]

    10/23/2013 9:04:01 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 23, 2013 | Elise Viebeck
    House Democrats downplayed the significance of problems facing ObamaCare's enrollment system after their first post-rollout meeting with administration officials. Democratic lawmakers appeared upbeat after leaving a presentation from Gary Cohen, a key figure in ObamaCare's implementation at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). "We didn't work our hearts out for a website," said Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), quoting House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). "The route in, that's a technical issue that we think is being solved," Schakowsky said. There was also no discussion of delaying ObamaCare's individual mandate, according to members — a possibility that's been floated...
  • NYT: Obamacare Collapse ´Has Deeply Embarrassed´ White House

    10/16/2013 6:06:07 AM PDT · by safetysign · 40 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 10/15/2013 | Staff
    A New York Times investigative article based on two dozen interviews with industry insiders and confidential Obama Administration documents reveals that the catastrophic $500 million Obamacare rollout "has deeply embarrassed the White House" and has the technology companies involved "publicly distancing themselves" from the Obamacare fiasco. "These are not glitches. The extent of the problems is pretty enormous," an insurance executive who participated in Obamacare conference calls told the Times. "At the end of our calls, people say, 'It's awful, just awful.'"
  • DEMOCRATS TO AMERICA: WE OWN THE GOVERNMENT! -- Ann Coulter

    10/10/2013 7:09:38 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 8 replies
    anncoulter.com ^ | October 9, 2013 | Ann Coulter
    In the current fight over the government shutdown, Republicans are simply representing the views of the American people. Americans didn't ask for Obamacare, they don't want it, but now their insurance premiums are going through the roof, their doctors aren't accepting it, and their employers are moving them into part-time work -- or firing them -- to avoid the law's mandates. Contrary to Obama's promises, it turns out: You can't keep your doctor, you can't keep your insurance -- you can't even keep your job. In other words, it's a typical government program, but this one wrecks your health care....
  • IRS official: No ObamaCare problems

    10/09/2013 11:09:27 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 9, 2013 | Sam Baker
    The IRS's share of ObamaCare implementation is "going fine," the director of the tax agency's implementation office said Wednesday. Implementing the healthcare law falls mainly to the Health and Human Services Department (HHS) and the IRS. Technical problems have plagued HHS's rollout of new insurance exchanges. But Sarah Hall Ingram, the director of the IRS's Affordable Care Act office, told a House panel Wednesday that the IRS hasn't experienced similar problems. "The portion of the responsibilities the IRS is in charge of is going fine," Hall Ingram said. Hall Ingram previously led the IRS office that has been accused of...
  • Credit scores impacting new Affordable Care Act

    10/08/2013 6:56:31 PM PDT · by moovova · 97 replies
    ClickOrlando/WKMG ^ | Louis Bolden
    ORLANDO, Fla. - Many people signing up for health care in Florida through the Affordable Care Act have been shocked when they have to give proof of their credit score before they finish the process. Anne Packham, one of many people licensed by the state to help people navigate the government's website, said on Tuesday that the credit check occurs so providers can make an educated decision about who to insure.
  • Credit Scores Impact new Affordable Care Act Premiums

    ORLANDO, Fla. - Many people signing up for health care in Florida through the Affordable Care Act have been shocked when they have to give proof of their credit score before they finish the process. Anne Packham, one of many people licensed by the state to help people navigate the government's website, said on Tuesday that the credit check occurs so providers can make an educated decision about who to insure.
  • Loyal Obama Voters Discover the Truth About Obamacare

    10/07/2013 7:09:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 7, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: This next story comes to us from the San Jose Mercury News and there are two people in this story about whom I would like to tell you. Tom Waschura is a father of two. He is an Obama supporter and was an Obamacare supporter. And then Cindy Vinson is another. "Cindy Vinson and Tom Waschura are big believers in the Affordable Care Act. They vote independent and are proud to say they helped elect and re-elect President Barack Obama." Now folks, as I get into this, I want to mention to you that these are the...
  • 72 reasons why hypocrite politicians & unions that support Obamacare want exemptions for themselves

    09/30/2013 4:04:22 PM PDT · by grundle · 6 replies
    wordpress ^ | September 30, 2013 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Here are 72 reasons why hypocrite politicians and unions that support Obamacare want exemptions for themselves By Dan from Squirrel HillPosted on September 24, 2013. Updated on September 30, 2013.As the author of this blog post, I place it into the public domain. Anyone may freely copy it in any part or in its entirely, without asking my permission, and without paying any money. I do ask you please cite a link to http://danfromsquirrelhill.wordpress.com/2013/09/24/obamacare-59/I ask you to please show this list to as many people as possible. Sunshine really is the best disinfectant. I can’t stop...
  • Get Ready for ObamaCare Premium Defaults

    10/03/2013 9:39:51 AM PDT · by tflabo · 27 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 4.4.13 | Betsy McCaughey
    Even with subsidies, millions of people coerced to sign up will stop paying premiums. ..... Families living paycheck to paycheck will default in order to make rent or car payments. This is the mortgage crisis and the college loan crisis all over again.
  • ObamaCare Death Panels will begin their work with Medicare recipients

    10/07/2013 9:37:00 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 21 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/7/13 | Doug Book
    Barack Obama’s namesake healthcare scheme will cut $716 billion from Medicare over the next 10 years. Add to this a dramatic reduction in Medicare related reimbursement for doctors and hospitals and countless seniors may find it difficult to obtain necessary medical treatment. Following are Medicare facts which most baby boomers may know little or nothing about. But those who must depend upon Medicare over the next decade are going to get a real education; an education in the true nature of death panels and socialized medicine. 1) “Medicare is essentially compulsory. People who refuse to join Medicare Part A are...
  • WHY DID OBAMACARE VIOLATE DOCTOR PATIENT CONFIDENTIALITY and the HIPPOCRATIC OATH?

    10/05/2013 12:52:50 PM PDT · by Graewoulf · 22 replies
    Graewoulf | October 5, 2013 | Graewoulf
    * Compliance with Obamacare violates Doctor Patient Confidentiality. * Obamacare is in violation of the Doctors Hippocratic Oath as follows: ” - - - All that may come to my knowledge in the exercise of my profession or in daily commerce with men, which ought not to be spread abroad, I will keep secret and will never reveal. - - - “
  • Insurance premium increases shock Charlotte consumers

    10/06/2013 11:12:29 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 66 replies
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | 10-6-13 | Karen Garloch
    Across North Carolina, thousands of people have been shocked in recent weeks to find out their health insurance plans will be canceled at the end of the year – and premiums for comparable coverage could increase sharply. One of them is George Schwab of Charlotte, who pays $228 a month for his family’s $10,000 deductible plan from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina. In a Sept. 23 letter, Blue Cross notified him that his current plan doesn’t meet benefit requirements outlined in the Affordable Care Act and suggested a comparable plan for $1,208 a month – $980 more...
  • 83 reasons why Democrats and unions are turning against Obamacare

    10/03/2013 11:53:21 PM PDT · by grundle · 1 replies
    wordpress ^ | October 4, 2013 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog 83 reasons why Democrats and unions are turning against Obamacare 1) After Obamcare was passed, unions that supported its passage requested and received special exemptionsWithin months after Obamacare was passed, Obama gave some organizations an exemption from some of the requirements of Obamacare. As time went on, more than 1,300 organizations received these exemptions.More than half of the people who are covered by insurance plans that received these exemptions are in union insurance plans. These unions supported the passage of Obamacare. But immediately after Obamacare was passed, these unions wanted exemptions from the very same law...
  • New Health Care System Horror Stories

    10/02/2013 5:18:22 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 8 replies
    The Rush Limbaugh Program ^ | 2 October 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Tim in Jefferson, South Dakota, I guess. Welcome to the program. Great to have you. CALLER: Well, thank you for taking my call, Rush. I really appreciate it. RUSH: You bet. CALLER: On this health care plan I've got a question. I make around $52,000 a year, and I will end up paying $455 a month per month for health care on the Obama plan. RUSH: Have you run that out for 12 months what that's gonna cost you a year? CALLER: Over $5,000 a year. RUSH: Yeah, and you make 52, five grand a year for...
  • Less Than 1% of Visitors to Connecticut Healthcare Exchange Signed Up, Will Media Care?

    10/02/2013 11:48:26 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 24 replies
    newsbusters ^ | 10/2/2013 | By Noel Sheppard
    As the Obama-loving media echo White House talking points that opening day "glitches" at online healthcare exchanges crashed Tuesday due to a flood of interested Americans clamoring for insurance, they might consider what happened in Connecticut. According to Congressman Jim Himes (D-Conn.), out of the 28,000 visitors to his state's exchange Tuesday, only 167 actually signed up For those that can do math, that means 0.6 percent of visitors actually applied for insurance.
  • Hayride: Preexisting Conditions Horror Story at Healthcare.gov

    10/02/2013 11:08:47 AM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 73 replies
    Tigerdroppings.com ^ | October 02, 2013 | CivilWarBrewing
    The following is a screen shot of the comments section at Healthcare.gov and is circulating on the web. Among other startling facts, the user indicates that his fine for electing to 'opt out' of 0bamacare is $4,037.00 and would be attached to his tax return:
  • Kevin McCarthy: House Will Send Third Volley to Senate if Reid Rejects Last Night’s Bill

    09/29/2013 10:28:41 AM PDT · by don-o · 76 replies
    National Review Online ^ | September 29, 2013 | Jonathan Strong
    House GOP whip Kevin McCarthy said the House will send a third government-funding bill with “a few other options” if the Democratic-controlled Senate rejects the bill passed in the House last night, as expected. “We will pass a bill . . . that will keep the government open, that will reflect the House, that I believe the Senate can accept, that will have fundamental changes to Obamacare that can protect the economy for America,” McCarthy said on Fox News Sunday. The remarks confirm National Review Online’s reporting yesterday that House leadership is considering an eleventh-hour play like passing a “clean”...
  • Asked About Defunding Obamacare, House Republican Leader Stammers

    07/11/2013 1:38:57 AM PDT · by nathanbedford · 10 replies
    http://cnsnews.com/ ^ | July 10, 2013 | Susan Jones
    But when Hannity asked if House Republicans would consider defunding Obamacare -- since efforts to repeal it have not worked -- Cantor's confusing response did not answer the question:
  • Not Qualified For Obamacare's Subsidies? Just Lie -- Govt. To Use 'Honor System' Without Verifying

    07/06/2013 8:19:17 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 16 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 6, 2013 | By Avik Roy
    If you thought the delay in the employer mandate was bad news for Obamacare, just wait. On Friday, Sarah Kliff and Sandhya Somashekhar of the Washington Post discovered that the Obama administration had buried in the Federal Register the announcement that the government won’t be able to verify whether or not applicants for Obamacare’s insurance exchange subsidies are actually qualified for the aid, in the 16 states that are setting up their own exchanges. Instead, until at least 2015, these states will be able to “accept the applicant’s attestation [regarding eligibility] without further verification.” Without employer mandate, Feds to rely...
  • Even More Reasons to Hate Obamacare (Can Hussein delay it indefinitely?)

    07/06/2013 8:22:07 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    The New American ^ | 7/06/13 | Chip Wood
    Tick, tick, tick. That’s the sound of the clock ticking down to when the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPAACA) — the monstrosity known as Obamacare — will go into effect. If you think there are good reasons to detest this legislation now, just wait until you actually have to begin obeying it. As we celebrate this Independence Day weekend, I’ve got a suggestion on how the House of Representatives could take a giant step toward gaining our independence from this massive government takeover of our healthcare system. More on that later in this column. But first, let’s look...
  • Tax penalty to hit nearly 6M uninsured people

    09/20/2012 5:00:06 AM PDT · by ETL · 22 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | Sept 20, 2012 | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 6 million Americans — significantly more than first estimated— will face a tax penalty under President Barack Obama's health overhaul for not getting insurance, congressional analysts said Wednesday. Most would be in the middle class. The new estimate amounts to an inconvenient fact for the administration, a reminder of what critics see as broken promises. The numbers from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office are 50 percent higher than a previous projection by the same office in 2010, shortly after the law passed. The earlier estimate found 4 million people would be affected in 2016, when the...
  • Why can't the new POTUS give all Americans a waiver?

    09/14/2011 12:20:27 PM PDT · by big bad easter bunny · 14 replies
    9/14/11 | b.b.e.b.
    I have heard many say that Obamacare can't be ended by the next president, why can't the next president just do one waiver for everyone?
  • Our New Dictator May Be In Deep Trouble with SCOTUS

    11/01/2010 12:36:34 PM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 158 replies
    Fourwinds10 ^ | 11/1/10 | Fourwinds10
    Chief Justice John Roberts, U.S. Supreme Court. According to sources who watch the inner workings of the federal government, a smackdown of Barack Obama by the U.S. Supreme Court may be inevitable. Ever since Obama assumed the office of President, critics have hammered him on a number of Constitutional issues. Critics have complained that much, if not all of Obama's major initiatives run headlong into Constitutional roadblocks on the power of the federal government. Obama certainly did not help himself in the eyes of the Court when he used the venue of the State of the Union address early in...
  • Expansion of U.S. health care means big business for India

    03/25/2010 3:29:57 PM PDT · by SJackson · 22 replies · 1,427+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 3-25-10 | Rama Lakshmi
    NEW DELHI -- While the contentious political battle over the new health-care law continues in the United States, here in India, the outsourcing industry is seeing it as a boon for business and is salivating over its prospects. Indian companies are working with American insurers handling back office operations, including claims processing, supply management and transcription services. The extension of health care to 32 million additional Americans over the next decade will mean the need for those services will grow, executives here said. "The health-care reform bill is a very, very big opportunity for us," said Ananda Mukerji, managing director...
  • The New Old Guard

    08/31/2009 10:36:38 AM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies · 446+ views
    NY Times Magazine ^ | August 30, 2009 | MATT BAI
    For all the shouting that has dominated these town hall meetings on health care lately, they have yielded a few important insights. The first is that the town hall itself has probably reached the end of its usefulness in the Internet age; if you’re looking for thoughtful dialogue, you might as well hold your next meeting on the stern of a Somali pirate ship. The second is that we now have a visual sense of the kind of voter who is militantly opposed to Obama’s health care agenda and, more broadly, to the president himself... --snip-- But conservative theorists like...
  • Now There You Go Again -- More Whoppers from Obama

    08/24/2009 7:07:58 AM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies · 1,044+ views
    American Thinker ^ | August 24, 2009 | G. Wesley Clark, MD
    President Obama has assembled another whopper meal for those who still hunger for more baloney and believe he will not tell a lie.  His latest installment in the chaotic galaxy of his contradictory assertions is a virtual chain of the same tired and monotonous half-truths and falsehoods, linked by folksy wee-wee, and sprinkled with the "I" pronoun.   The President has already demonstrated that he is utterly ignorant of the facts of medical care.  It actually makes you wonder if he has really read the bill himself. He begins by stating that insurance costs have increased much faster than wages, ignoring...
  • New deficit projections pose risks to Obama's agenda (Silver Lining to Exploding Debt?)

    08/23/2009 8:17:06 AM PDT · by VRWCTexan · 17 replies · 619+ views
    Yahoo Reuters ^ | Aug 23, 2009 | Jeff Mason Jeff Mason
    Obama's domestic policy proposals will face the reality of skyrocketing deficits on Tuesday when officials release two government reports projecting huge budget shortfalls over the next decade. The White House budget office and the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), a non-partisan arm of Congress, release updated economic forecasts and deficit estimates on Tuesday, providing further fiscal fodder to opponents of Obama's nearly $1 trillion healthcare overhaul plan.
  • Obama guarantees that health care overhaul will pass (actual Yahoo News title)

    08/20/2009 3:18:08 PM PDT · by VRWCTexan · 16 replies · 644+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Phillip Elliot
    ....."I guarantee you ... we are going to get health care reform done. And I know that there are a lot of people out there who have been hand-wringing, and folks in the press are following every little twist and turn of the legislative process," Obama told a caller to Philadelphia-based radio talk show host Michael Smerconish during a broadcast
  • Obama Ally: Dem Majority Is History If Health Reform Fails (SEIU President)

    08/20/2009 11:48:34 AM PDT · by VRWCTexan · 23 replies · 1,119+ views
    ABC News ^ | Aug 20,2009 | Teddy Davis
    A top Obama ally predicted Wednesday in an interview with ABC News that Democrats will lose their congressional majority in next year's midterm elections if they fail to put a health-care reform bill on President Obama's desk. "I think we're talking losing control of Congress," said Andy Stern, the president of the Service Employees International Union. "[The failure of health-care reform] would totally empower Republicans to kill all change."
  • Palin v. ObamaCare

    08/19/2009 10:26:38 PM PDT · by neverdem · 23 replies · 873+ views
    American Thinker ^ | August 20, 2009 | J. R. Dunn
    Once again we're presented with evidence that the health-care debate is occurring without adequate attention being paid to the record of established nationalized health-care systems overseas. This has arisen as a result of Sarah Palin's superb maneuver in forcing the administration to drop Section 1233 of the ObamaCare act, entitled "Advance Care Planning Consultation." Section 1233, which we might as well call the "Let's Wrap it Up" clause, calls for "planning sessions" for Medicare clients in which the "continuum of end-of-life services and supports available" would be explained in detail. This "continuum" includes "palliative and hospice care", but is unlikely...
  • When Boulder Starts Rolling Away - Obamacare's in trouble in an Obama town.

    08/19/2009 1:21:16 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies · 2,055+ views
    National Review Online ^ | August 19, 2009 | Mark Hemingway
    August 19, 2009, 4:00 a.m. When Boulder Starts Rolling AwayObamacare's in trouble in an Obama town. By Mark Hemingway Boulder, Colo., is known as one of the most politically liberal communities in America. And yet here’s a man named Steve standing in the parking lot of a strip mall, holding up a bright-orange sign that reads, “I’ll keep my freedom, you keep the change.” In 45 minutes, U.S. Rep. Jared Polis is scheduled to arrive at a restaurant nearby for a “Congress on Your Corner” event. Already a hundred or so people are waiting to make their voices heard....
  • Obama'scare (sp?)

    08/18/2009 8:11:31 PM PDT · by pansgold · 2 replies · 281+ views
    me ^ | Aug. 18, 2009 | Pansgold
    Trashing America Did p-resident Obama ever produce a valid birth certificate? In less than 6 months he's trashed over 200 years of American history in his struggle with the WE THE PEOPLE. Americans have had it with the screwball congress who's approval ratings are or recently were in single digits. ENOUGH!!! There was a time in America where an "Elected Representative" did just that and when there was no clear majority opinion among their constituents they envoked their own opinion and voted on what they felt was the best choice. That was the only time a Representative "votes their conscience"....
  • What's Scary About Health Care Reform? (Factor out homicides & accidents - US longer life spans)

    08/17/2009 6:59:27 PM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies · 604+ views
    Reason ^ | August 17, 2009 | Steve Chapman
    The system may be in need of repair. But ObamaCare will only make things worse.A hammer is a marvelous tool, but only for the right job. If you took an expensive watch to a repairman and he pulled out a hammer, you would be extremely nervous, if not aghast. Maybe he could find a way to do some good with that implement, but you would be more focused on the damage he could cause. A similar scenario is playing out in the public anxiety over health care reform. Plenty of people think the existing system is in need of repair....
  • Why We Need Health Care Reform

    08/16/2009 7:13:37 AM PDT · by autumnraine · 58 replies · 1,394+ views
    New York Times ^ | 08/16/2009 | Barack Obama
    OUR nation is now engaged in a great debate about the future of health care in America. And over the past few weeks, much of the media attention has been focused on the loudest voices. What we haven’t heard are the voices of the millions upon millions of Americans who quietly struggle every day with a system that often works better for the health-insurance companies than it does for them. These are people like Lori Hitchcock, whom I met in New Hampshire last week. Lori is currently self-employed and trying to start a business, but because she has hepatitis C,...
  • The Perfect Solution to Senior Health Care

    07/28/2009 3:09:52 PM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 3 replies · 304+ views
    Oldone ^ | Julu 28th 2009 | oldone
    The Perfect Solution to Senior Health Care While discussing the upcoming Universal Health Care Program with my sister-in-law the other day, I think we have found the solution. I am sure you have heard the ideas that if you're a senior you need to suck it up and give up the idea that you need any health care. A new hip? Unheard of. We simply can't afford to take care of you anymore. You don't need any medications for your high blood pressure, diabetes, heart problems, etc. Let's take care of the young people.. After all, they will be ruling...