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    12/10/2015 6:25:29 PM PST · by dynachrome · 10 replies
    AP ^ | 12-10-15 | TOM MURPHY
    The lone health insurance cooperative to make money last year on the Affordable Care Act's public insurance exchanges is now losing millions and suspending individual enrollment for 2016. Maine's Community Health Options lost more than $17 million in the first nine months of this year, after making $10.9 million in the same period last year. A spokesman said higher-than-expected medical costs have hurt the cooperative.
  • 10,535 pages of Obama Care condensed to 4 sentences

    06/29/2015 3:44:15 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 27 replies
    email | 6/29/2015 | Neil Cook
    This, unfortunately, is absolutely true: 1. In order to insure the uninsured, we first have to uninsure the insured. 2. Next, we require the newly uninsured to be re-insured. 3. To re-insure the newly uninsured, they are required to pay extra charges to be re-insured. 4. The extra charges are required so that the original insured,who became uninsured, and then became re-insured,can pay enough extra so that the original uninsured can be insured,so it will be ‘free-of-charge’ to them. This is called "redistribution of wealth or, by its more common name, SOCIALISM - the politically correct name for COMMUNISM.
  • Obamacare Travesty: The Supreme Court Continues To Make Stuff Up Out Of Thin Air

    06/26/2015 4:01:33 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 12 replies
    Christian Patriots ^ | 6/25/2015 | Michael Snyder
    Thanks to the Supreme Court’s willingness to make stuff up, Obamacare has been saved once again. In order to save Obamacare from utter disaster, Chief Justice Roberts essentially rewrote the law. If you are thinking that the Supreme Court is not supposed to do that, you would be right. But this is what our judicial system has devolved into. When I was in law school, I was horrified to discover that most judges in our country just do whatever they feel like doing. Instead of applying the law to the facts and coming to a fair and unbiased judgment, most...
  • Obama calls on bartenders to host happy hours for Obamacare

    12/04/2013 4:39:17 PM PST · by dynachrome · 45 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12-4-13 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    During today's White House Youth Summit, President Obama called on young people to do whatever they can to promote his signature health care law — including plying their customers with cheap booze. "If you are a bartender, have a happy hour," Obama said as the crowd laughed. "And also probably get health insurance because a lot of people don't have it."
  • Lucifercare fines charitable hospitals that treat poor people for free

    10/12/2013 7:54:59 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 42 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 10/11/2013 | Dr. Eowyn
    If anyone is still so deluded as to think Obama actually cares about the poor, this should extinguish your delusion for good. The (un)Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare and more truthfully should be called Lucifercare, will fine charitable hospitals that provide healthcare for poor people — for free. The fines can be as high as $50,000. After that, Lucifercare — via its minions in the IRS — will remove the nonprofit status from those hospitals. Currently, some 60% of U.S. hospitals are nonprofits. Of those, a sizeable number are Catholic. 615 Catholic hospitals account for 12.5% of community...
  • Why isn't Obamacare being shut down during the CR debacle?

    10/10/2013 12:03:55 PM PDT · by MeganC · 28 replies
    Vanity - self | 10/10/2013 | Self
    Okay, so if the Continuing Resolution that was supposed to fund the National Parks, Obamacare, and etc. hasn't been passed and the Fed has now had to shut down the parks and etc. due to a lack of funding then why isn't Obamacare being shut down? Is anyone asking this question because I haven't seen it or heard it being asked anywhere.
  • Dem Voters Confused: “I Didn’t Realize I Would Be The One Who Was Going to Pay For It Personally”

    10/09/2013 2:55:47 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 79 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 10/8/2013 | Mac Slavo
    Back in 2008, when then-candidate Obama promised Joe the Plumber and the rest of America that he intended to spread the wealth around, most democrat and liberal voters embraced the notion of wealth redistribution under the guise of equality. A universal health care plan, that would be free for all Americans, was the promise from the candidate of hope and change. Tens of millions of Americans jumped on the bandwagon waving their flags, fainting at his appearances, and fawning over his every word. None ever thought about where the money would come from for all this new found wealth...
  • Freep a Poll (Should The Republicans Back Down From The Shutdown?)

    10/04/2013 3:02:36 PM PDT · by grcuster · 44 replies
    This is taking a beating.
  • So Which Part of Obamacare Works, Then?

    07/03/2013 5:18:30 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 28 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | 7/3/2013 | Heritage Staff
    Obamacare is so helpful, so ready for action, so vital to the nation’s health, that… the Obama Administration is delaying another major part of it. News broke yesterday that the Administration is delaying the employer mandate, which would force businesses with 50 or more full-time workers to provide government-approved insurance, until 2015. When Obamacare was engineered, the Administration and its allies in Congress made sure that the major parts affecting all Americans would be delayed until after the 2012 presidential election. Now, however, the Obama Administration is delaying one of the most well-known elements of Obamacare until after the...
  • Obamacare: The World’s Ugliest Toddler ( Three-year-olds is cute, but not this little monster.)

    03/29/2013 5:33:37 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 15 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 3/25/2013 | David Catron
    On Saturday, President Obama marked the birthday of his “most important domestic achievement” with a statement in which he catalogued the miracles this prodigy has already performed in its first three years. Among these, you may be surprised to learn, is that it is saving us money: “Most importantly,” he said, “the growth of health care costs is beginning to slow.” He made the same claim in his SOTU address, and his toadies in the establishment media dutifully repeated it, but the facts reveal this to be just another example of Presidential prevarication. In reality, the costs associated with...
  • Boehner: House Will Fund Obamacare in CR; Won't Risk 'Shutting Down the Government'

    03/16/2013 4:28:50 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 77 replies
    CNS News ^ | 3/14/2013 | Elizabeth Harrington
    ( – House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said he would not include language to defund Obamacare in the continuing resolution bill when it returns to the House, stating, “our goal” is “not to shut down the government.” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) offered an amendment to the Senate version of the CR that would have defunded Obamacare. However, the Senate is controlled by Democrats and, on Wednesday, Cruz's amendment failed. Cruz pointed out, however, that if the Senate CR differs at all from the one passed previously by the House, the House would have another chance to vote on it, and...
  • ObamaCare for Everyone Except Obama’s Appointees

    03/08/2013 1:57:17 PM PST · by IbJensen · 8 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 3/8/2013 | Doug Bandow
    <p>Even the people set to serve in Barack Obama’s cabinet apparently don’t like ObamaCare.</p> <p>It’s a bit like the old Democratic congressiona trick of not applying new regulations to Congress. Too expensive, of course!</p> <p>It turns out that President Barack Obama’s supporters—at least those rich or important or influential enough to serve in his Cabinet—apparently don’t much like ObamaCare. Too expensive, of course!</p>
  • Gov. Kasich Enlists Socialized Medicine Lobbyists to Help Implement Obamacare

    02/12/2013 3:46:41 AM PST · by IbJensen · 15 replies
    Red State ^ | February 11th, 2013 | Jason Hart
    Governor turns to mathematically-challenged progressives for talking points Governor John Kasich worked with the far-left Universal Health Care Action Network of Ohio (UHCAN Ohio) to build his case for Medicaid expansion, a central piece of President Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Washington Post blogger Sarah Kliff detailed Kasich’s strategy in a February 6 Wonkblog entry. “Rather than having to convince the governor, Obamacare supporters were asked to focus their efforts on convincing businesses and legislators,” Kliff explained in her story, which was titled, “How Ohio’s Republican governor sold the state on expanding Medicaid.” While the Kasich administration...
  • IRS Warns Employers: Do Not Try to Avoid ObamaCare Insurance Mandate

    01/13/2013 5:18:13 AM PST · by IbJensen · 60 replies
    CNS News ^ | 1/10/2013 | Matt Cover
    ( – The Internal Revenue Service warned employers in a new regulatory proposal not to come up with clever schemes to avoid Obamacare’s employer health insurance mandate. The IRS said it would soon issue “anti-abuse rules” to discourage employers from taking advantage of any regulatory loopholes. “The Treasury Department and the IRS are aware of various structures being considered under which employers might use temporary staffing agencies (or other staffing agencies)… to evade application of section 4980H [the employer insurance mandate],” the IRS said in a proposed regulatory announcement issued December 28. The IRS said it would issue a so-called...
  • Freep a Poll! (you OK with paying $63 a year to cover those with pre-existing conditions?)

    12/11/2012 3:43:38 PM PST · by dynachrome · 27 replies ^ | 12-11-12 | LA Daily News
    Tuesday's Poll Are you OK with paying $63 a year if it means coverage for those with pre-existing conditions? Yes No
  • Rationing Begins: States Limiting Drug Prescriptions for Medicaid Patients

    07/31/2012 9:04:32 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 43 replies
    CNS News ^ | 7/30/2012 | Melanie Hunter – Sixteen states have set a limit on the number of prescription drugs they will cover for Medicaid patients, according to Kaiser Health News. Seven of those states, according to Kaiser Health News, have enacted or tightened those limits in just the last two years. Medicaid is a federal program that is carried out in partnership with state governments. It forms an important element of President Barack Obama's health-care plan because under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act--AKA Obamcare--a larger number of people will be covered by Medicaid, as the income cap is raised for the program. With...
  • Freep a Poll! (Fox. What should happen if SC overturns individual mandate?)

    03/28/2012 12:52:48 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 18 replies ^ | 3-28-12 | Fox News.
    What should happen to the rest of the health care overhaul if the individual mandate is struck down? The whole law should be invalidated. And let us never return to health care reform again The whole law should be invalidated. But Congress should craft a better law to replace it The rest of the law should stand as is Only the parts most closely tied to the mandate should go
  • Freep a Poll! (Washington Com-post. Is the health insurance mandate Constitutional?))

    03/26/2012 3:37:01 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 31 replies · 7+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 3-26-12 | Washington Post
    Is the law's health-insurance requirement constitutional? Yes No
  • How Dumb Do You Think I Am?

    02/13/2012 4:51:40 AM PST · by IbJensen · 34 replies
    Red State ^ | 2/10/2012 | Michael E Hammond
    We don’t have all the specifics. But it is pretty apparent that Obama’s “deal” on contraceptives is a trick. As to Catholic institutions, Catholic hospitals and universities would pay insurance companies premiums, which would pay for contraceptives and abortifacients. Evil doesn’t become good because it’s laundered through a third party. But, says HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, premiums would go down because, inter alia, you would not have to provide health services to those pesky babies who would have been born, had you not aborted them. But if this was a theological defense, it would have applied, whether or not contraceptives...
  • What Else Is Wrong with Obamacare? It's not just the mandate.

    11/23/2011 5:55:00 AM PST · by IbJensen · 14 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 11/23/2011 | Jeffrey H. Anderson
    With the Supreme Court’s decision to review the constitutionality of Obamacare’s individual mandate, that feature of Obamacare has been getting a lot of attention. The individual mandate is the requirement that essentially every American buy government-approved health insurance under penalty of law. The Obama administration claims that because Congress is empowered to regulate interstate commerce, it is also empowered to compel interstate (or, more often, intrastate) commerce — which is a rather novel interpretation of the Constitution. Moreover, the news from the Court comes hot on the heels of the passage of an anti-individual-mandate measure in Ohio. The measure was...
  • ATMs and Other Machines are Exempt from ObamaCare

    06/16/2011 4:53:36 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 9 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 6/16/2011 | Tom Blumer
    That's why businesses are buying more equipment and not hiring more people. On June 10, Catherine Rampell at the New York Times presented what she thought was a seemingly inexplicable and troubling conundrum, which this column will clear up. Spending on equipment and software has risen 25.6 percent in the last seven quarters, while companies’ aggregate spending on employees has risen only 2.2 percent. Somehow, capital spending is growing faster and labor spending is growing more slowly than has been the case in almost every previous recovery on record. A few days later, in an interview with President Barack Obama...
  • Freep a Poll! (WAPo. Should Republicans abandon Paul Ryan's plan for Medicare?)

    05/25/2011 3:52:51 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 15 replies ^ | 5-25-11 | Washington Post
    Should Republicans abandon Paul Ryan's plan for Medicare? Yes No
  • Sarah Palin Warns ObamaCare ‘Biggest Advance’ Of U.S. Abortion Industry

    11/21/2010 1:15:50 PM PST · by IbJensen · 35 replies
    The Bulletin ^ | 11/20/2010 | Peter J Smith
    DALLAS, Tex. – Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin told a massive crowd of pro-life advocates at a Dallas fundraiser that the new-health care law passed by Congress in March would lead to an unprecedented expansion of abortion. "The biggest advance of the abortion industry in America has been the passage of ObamaCare," Mrs. Palin said at Dallas’s Majestic Theatre to a crowd of 800 people. "It is even worse than what we had thought. The ramifications of this legislation are horrendous." Mrs. Palin was speaking at a fundraising event for Heroic Media, an organization that is seeking to bring down...
  • Bauer: Voters put 'restraining order' on Obama

    11/03/2010 12:50:23 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 4 replies
    One News Now ^ | Chad Groening
    A conservative activist and former presidential candidate says Tuesday night's election results have put a "restraining order" on President Barack Obama's radical agenda. Gary Bauer, chairman of American Values, thinks the landscape in Washington will be quite different in January, now that Republicans have control of the House of Representatives. But though the GOP narrowed the gap in the Senate, it fell short of its needed ten seats to get the majority. Meanwhile, the party scored big in gubernatorial races across the country. "The bottom line is this whole evening [Tuesday] has been a restraining order against President Obama. The...
  • Freep a Poll! (Mandated purchase of health insurance unconstitutional?)

    08/17/2010 1:46:50 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 12 replies · 1+ views ^ | 8-17-10 | Hampton Roads
    What is your view on the constitutionality of the mandate that those without health insurance must buy it or face a penalty? The mandate is constitutional The mandate is unconstitutional Unsure
  • 'Go for It,' Obama Tells Republicans Who Want to Repeal Health Care Law

    03/26/2010 5:32:26 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 52 replies · 1,059+ views
    CNS News ^ | 3/26/2010 | Darlene Superville
    President Barack Obama talks up his just-signed health care law at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Thursday, March 25, 2010. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) Iowa City, Iowa (AP) - President Barack Obama dared Republicans to try to repeal his new health care law, telling them Thursday to "Go for it" and see how well they do with voters in November. "Be my guest," Obama said in the first of many planned appearances to sell the revamp before fall congressional elections. "If they want to have that fight, we can have it. Because I don't believe the American people are...
  • Caption Obama signing away American's freedoms (major barf alert)

    03/23/2010 10:09:27 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 75 replies · 997+ views
    US President Barack Obama signs the health insurance reform bill in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Obama Tuesday signed into law his historic health care reform, enacting the most sweeping social legislation in decades which will ensure coverage for almost all Americans.
  • Freep a poll! (Reuters. "health" care 4 in one poll)

    03/23/2010 7:26:11 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 18 replies · 818+ views ^ | 3-22-10 | reuters
    The House of Representatives approved a sweeping healthcare overhaul to create the biggest health policy changes in four decades, handing President Barack Obama a landmark victory. Do you agree with the House of Representatives' vote to pass the healthcare reforms bill? and 3 more related ones.
  • The Future's Shadow

    03/18/2010 6:14:08 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 3 replies · 162+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 3/18/2010 | George Neumayr
    Often the politicians who talk about health care the most believe in the Hippocratic Oath the least. Barack Obama falls into this category. He promises that his health care plan will protect the weak and vulnerable. This would be a little bit more credible if his policies weren't already killing and exploiting them. He considers aborting unborn children "health care," has authorized the use of tax dollars for the exploitation of embryos in lab experiments, and his Department of Health and Human Services is now pushing the grotesque practice of harvesting organs from urgent-care patients in emergency rooms. According to...
  • Is Pelosi's 'Deem and Pass' Healthcare Reform Strategy Acceptable?

    03/16/2010 3:27:16 PM PDT · by DBCJR · 24 replies · 575+ views
    US News ^ | Posted March 16, 2010
    According to the Washington Post, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi now plans to use the "deem and pass" strategy to push through the Senate's healthcare reform bill. The strategy would ask for a House vote on a number of reconciliation fixes to the bill. A passing vote on the reconciliation package--which has been more popular among House members than the bill itself--would then "deem" the Senate bill passed, even without a direct vote on the actual legislation. Critics like Thomas Jefferson Street blogger Peter Roff question the legitimacy of the process. Bloleague Robert Schlesinger thinks it's just silly. Pelosi,...
  • Do you agree with Sen. Snowe’s decision to support the Democrat’s health bill?

    10/14/2009 5:39:43 AM PDT · by Grut · 33 replies · 1,483+ views
    Bangor Daily News ^ | 14 Octber 2009 | Staff
    Snowe's vote isn't all that popular in Maine, assuming these are all Maine votes.
  • FReep This Poll: Do You Support the "Public Option" a Government-Run Health Insurance Plan?

    08/19/2009 1:51:35 PM PDT · by mukraker · 20 replies · 734+ views
    WJFW ^ | August 19, 2009 | staff
    Please FReepo this local poll. Do You Support the "Public Option" a Government-Run Health Insurance Plan?
  • I tested our Health System 3 times this Summer. Grade was AAA+++

    08/13/2009 9:42:45 AM PDT · by Grampa Dave · 56 replies · 1,033+ views
    self | 8/13/2009 | Grampa Dave
    This June I had a bad cataract removed from my left eye and replaced with one of the new accommodating lenses. The vision with the new lens has been excellent. My eye surgeon is a great young guy with star wars type of equipment to ensure that the correct lens replaces the old cataract. 10 days later I suffered a torn mensicus in my left knee. It felt like someone stuck a red hot ice pick in my knee with a hook on the end and pulled on it 24/7. More on this later. I had my second cataract removed...