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  • Radical-in-Chief

    02/23/2015 8:08:47 AM PST · by Ray76 · 13 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | January 13, 2011 | Stanley Kurtz
    [I begin] with the story of a series of Socialist scholars conferences that Barack Obama attended when he lived in New York City between the years 1983 and 1985. And when I finally reconstructed what had gone on at these Socialist conferences that Barack Obama attended, I truly was amazed because what I saw was a kind of map of Barack Obama’s entire subsequent political career. It was at this Socialist conferences in New York in the mid-’80s that Barack Obama encountered the groups, the strategies, and the mentors who would guide him throughout his entire political career. [T]hese Socialist...
  • Obama's Ideas to Fix Obamacare: Expand Medicaid, Offer a 'Public Option'

    10/04/2016 11:50:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 54 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 4, 2016 | 8:43 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    President Barack Obama is “quite proud” that his signature health care law has expanded coverage to 20 million more Americans. But he admits the law could be strengthened, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said on Monday. “The president does have some ideas for things that we could do to further strengthen Obamacare. The first is to find a way to ensure that every state across the country is expanding Medicaid, consistent with what was envisioned in the law.” Earnest said “too many Republican governors” have blocked Medicaid expansion “just because of political differences” with Obama. But some of those governors...
  • Obama calls for 'public option' for Obamacare

    07/12/2016 10:44:25 AM PDT · by PROCON · 94 replies
    CNN ^ | July 11, 2016 | Tami Luhby
    President Obama joined the chorus of Democrats calling for the creation of a government run health insurance program as Obamacare is facing growing problems. In an article published Monday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the president called for Congress to revisit the "public option" for Obamacare in areas where few insurers offer coverage. "Some parts of the country have struggled with limited insurance market competition for many years, which is one reason that, in the original debate over health reform, Congress considered and I supported including a Medicare-like public plan," Obama wrote in the piece. A public...
  • Why Hillary Clinton's promise to bring back public option health care is bogus

    02/23/2016 2:10:50 PM PST · by Marcus · 3 replies
    Blasting News ^ | February 23, 2016 | Mark R. Whittington
    Back when Obamacare was just a threat in the form of legislation, it contained a provision called “the public option.” The idea was that anyone seeking health care insurance would be able to opt for a government run, single-payer system similar to what prevails in Canada and Great Britain. The public option never made it into the final product because it was a change too far. Most people believed, correctly, that the option was a ploy to cause private insurance to wither and die. Now Hillary Clinton has revived the public option as part of her reform of the health...
  • Healthcare: Hillary Clinton revives the public option

    02/23/2016 10:26:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/23/2016 | John Sexton
    As Hillary tries to secure the nomination she has been forced to run left to counter the far-left proposals of Bernie Sanders. Sanders plan for health care is to move the U.S. to a full-fledged single-payer system like the one in Canada. Hillary isn’t willing to go that far but, as Politico notes, she is willing to propose Democrats revive the next best thing: Clinton’s campaign has updated its website to note her continued support for the government-run health plan that was dropped from Obamacare during the law’s drafting. The idea was popular among progressives who prefer a single-payer...
  • The Man to Thank for the Obamacare Mess (vanity)

    11/03/2013 7:43:31 AM PST · by BobL · 22 replies
    11/3/2013 | Self
    Hi people. Its been a while since I posted, but I feel the man who REALLY deserves the credit for making Obama and the other Democrats look like fools is not getting the credit he deserves - and that is Joe Lieberman. As some of you may remember, Senator Lieberman would not support the "Public Option", which was a fairly-cleverly designed plan to have a government-run policy show up when you went to the Obamacare website. The public option, of course, would be priced at the level the government chooses, and would not have to be accountable to anyone as...
  • House Democrats Renew Push for Health Insurance Public Option

    01/17/2013 10:46:49 AM PST · by listenhillary · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/17/13 | William Bigelow
    On Tuesday, 44 House Democrats joined Rep Jan Schakowsky in her bid to submit H.R. 261, legislation supporting a “public option.” When ObamaCare was passed in 2010, the “public option” was removed, but like the seven-headed Hydra, another head has grown in its place. Schakowsky claimed, "Obamacare is already helping millions of Americans get the health care they need, but it can be made even better. The Public Option Deficit Reduction Act will give health care consumers more choice and lower their premiums."
  • Proof ObamaCare Is A Trojan Horse For A Single-Payer System

    07/08/2012 11:41:37 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 14 replies ^ | July 8, 2012 | Kris Zane
    In 2009, when Obama was pushing universal healthcare, he quickly realized that his dreams of a single-payer, government-run socialized system would never pass Congress. His other option was a “public option,” which most knew to be a Trojan Horse for single-payer, slowly eviscerating the private insurance industry. The “compromise” (if we can say Obama compromised with himself) was ObamaCare. The ObamaCare debate has been overshadowed by whether the Individual Mandate is constitutional (it is not, despite what Roberts and the gaggle of liberal justices state.) What has been lost in the conversation is the States’ Health Care Exchanges. We have...
  • The Rush Limbaugh LIVE Radio Show Thread, Monday, August 15, 2011

    08/15/2011 8:31:44 AM PDT · by IMissPresidentReagan · 59 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | 08/15/2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    AND NOW . . . amidst billowing clouds of fragrant, aromatic first- and second-hand premium cigar smoke. . . it is time for . . . that harmless, lovable little fuzz ball, the highly-trained broadcast specialist, having more fun than a human being should be allowed to have, from behind the golden EIB microphone, firmly ensconced in the prestigious Attila-the-Hun chair at the Limbaugh Institute of Advanced Conservative Studies, serving humanity simply by showing up, and he’s not retiring until every American agrees with him, do NOT doubt him, with shrieks of joy at the mere mention of his name...
  • Obama’s Phony Obamacare Flexibility Offer

    02/28/2011 12:10:34 PM PST · by mdittmar · 20 replies
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | February 28th, 2011 | Conn Carroll
    Speaking to the National Governors Association at the White House today, President Barack Obama endorsed legislation by Sens. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Scott Brown (R-MA) that would allow states to request waivers from some Obamacare mandates in 2014 instead of the existing 2017 date. President Obama claimed: “It will give you flexibility more quickly while still guaranteeing the American people reform.” Has President Obama even read the legislation? Because that is just plan false. Heritage Foundation Center for Policy Innovation Director Stuart Butler explained in the New England Journal of Medicine: One [problem] is that it still locks the states...
  • Defund ObamaCare’s Public Option

    02/25/2011 7:15:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies · 1+ views ^ | February 25, 2011 | Alex Cortes
    During the health care reform debate, the American people soundly rejected the Democrats’ desire for a government-run “public option” health plan and forced them to exclude it from ObamaCare. However, be sure to beware, as it still didn’t deter these leftists from including a sly alternative in the law that could rapidly transform into an effective public option. The law requires the Office of Personnel and Management (OPM), the agency that runs the federal civil service, to sponsor at least two national health insurance plans to be offered on the new exchanges that start in 2014. Within the exchanges, the...
  • Interactive: Government provides health insurance to growing number of Californians

    02/03/2011 12:34:01 PM PST · by SmithL · 5 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 2/3/11 | Phillip Reese
    The U.S. House recently voted to repeal the president's health care plan. Much of the opposition over the plan has focused on a perceived government takeover of health insurance. Roughly one-fourth of California's residents, though, already have public health insurance, primarily the poor (MediCal) and the elderly (Medicare) - a figure that is growing . . .
  • Time Editor Smacks Down Bill Maher’s Ridiculous Read on the Election

    11/11/2010 4:50:55 AM PST · by Walter Scott Hudson · 12 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | November 10, 2010 | Walter Hudson
    Bill Maher was befuddled by last week’s election as he discussed the results with his Real Time panel, which included Time magazine editor-at-large Fareed Zakaria. Maher could not understand why voters would cast their ballots for Republicans. The leftist ideologue stubbornly refused to accept the simplest explanation, that voters parted with President Obama and his Democratic party on ideology. In fact, the simplest explanation was so unpalatable to Maher, he conjured up a nonsensical alternative.[The blue dogs] lost on Tuesday. Those [Democrats] who said, “You know what? I’m not with Obama. I disavow him, even though he’s my president in...
  • Debt panel chairmen call for second look at the public option

    11/10/2010 9:07:12 PM PST · by freespirited · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/10/10 | Alexander Bolton
    The chairmen of President Obama’s fiscal commission are calling for a second look at a robust government-run healthcare program, which Congress shelved last year following acrimonious debate. Former Clinton White House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles and former Sen. Alan Simpson (R-Wyo.), the chairmen of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, suggested reviving the public option in the future if healthcare costs continue to soar. They made the suggestion in a 50-page co-chairmen’s proposal released to reporters on Wednesday. It is one of many ideas for controlling the federal deficit that is likely to spark heated debate in...
  • Public option effort could be revived if Democrats keep majorities, Clyburn says

    10/15/2010 1:59:01 PM PDT · by Justaham · 26 replies
    The Hil ^ | 10-15-10 | Jordan Fabian
    Democrats could revive the public healthcare option if they maintain their majorities in Congress, the House Democrats' third-ranking member said Friday. "Reelect me, keep Democrats on the field. And when we come back next year, maybe we will get to the public option," Majority Whip James Clyburn (S.C.) said during an appearance on the Tom Joyner Morning Show. Clyburn has been traveling the country and making media appearances this week in an effort to drum up lagging voter enthusiasm on the Democratic side heading into the Nov. 2 midterms. The public healthcare option was a top prize for liberal activists...
  • 3M Co. will drop retirees from health plans, steer to Medicare

    10/05/2010 8:46:17 AM PDT · by Qbert · 92 replies · 2+ views ^ | 10/4/2010 | Sam Black
    3M Co., citing new federal health laws, said Monday it won't cover retirees with its corporate health-insurance plan starting in 2013. Instead, the company will direct retirees to Medicare-backed insurance programs, and will provide reimbursement for that coverage. It'll also reimburse retirees who are too young for Medicare; the company didn't provide further details. The company made the changes known in a memo to employees Friday; news of the move was reported in The Wall Street Journal and confirmed Monday by 3M spokeswoman Jackie Berry. In its memo, the company said the new health-reform act would create new opportunities for...
  • Health Insurers' Move to Drop Child Policies Draws Criticism (Rat's running scared)

    09/21/2010 3:27:24 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 27 replies
    wall street journal ^ | 9/21/2010 | AVERY JOHNSON
    A move by insurance companies to stop selling child-only policies is drawing criticism ahead of Thursday, when the federal health overhaul will require insurers to cover sick children. Aetna Inc., Cigna Corp., WellPoint Inc., Humana Inc. and UnitedHealth Group Inc.'s Golden Rule subsidiary say they will no longer sell new child-only policies. The new law requires them to accept applications from sick children on insurance policies that they sell, but doesn't require them to sell a policy individually to children in the first place. Insurers said children with pre-existing conditions will be able to apply for coverage on their parents'...
  • 128 House Democrats Revive the Public Option

    07/29/2010 8:58:00 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 56 replies · 9+ views ^ | 7/29/10 | By Sahil Kapur
    Four months after President Barack Obama enacted the Affordable Care And Patient Protection Act, House Democrats have revived a top liberal priority that was eliminated from the sweeping health care law in the latter stages of a grueling year-long debate: the public option. Armed with a new line of attack aimed at soothing deficit fears, Democratic Reps. Lynn Woolsey (Calif.), Jan Schakowsky (Ill.) and Pete Stark (Calif.) last Thursday unveiled a bill that would offer consumers the choice of a “robust” government-run insurance plan alongside the private plans in the law’s exchanges. The Congressional Budget Office projects that the bill,...
  • July 26: Make The Pledge

    07/27/2010 5:57:30 AM PDT · by vaultkeeper · 1 replies · 2+ views
    The Glenn Beck Vault ^ | July 26, 2010 | Vault Keeper Tom
    Glenn Beck Vault post for Monday, July 26, 2010 What: The Glenn Beck Vault (GBV) was established in 2010 as the unofficial viewer research arm of the Glenn Beck Program seen on Fox News Channel weekdays at 5pm EST. Armed with the internet and a belief in his country, the GBV aims to help viewers deepen their knowledge of the subjects discussed on the show by providing sources and other materials for review. Full Explanation Here TLDR: I research stuff Glenn says each day and then post. It's fun and I generally end up learning something. Maybe others will too.
  • Health Care: Britain moves Right, America moves Left

    07/26/2010 11:05:27 AM PDT · by ChrisBoundsTX · 3 replies · 2+ views
    Liberty Juice ^ | 07/26/2010 | Chris Bounds
    Britain’s National Health Service is a medical and budgetary disaster. Long lines, sub-par treatment (to American standards) and overcrowded hospitals are the norm with the NHS. The enormous cost that is associated with trying to run their “free” public heath service is enormous, which has led to a few cuts in spending. According to the Telegraph, those cuts include: * Restrictions on some of the most basic and common operations, including hip and knee replacements, cataract surgery and orthodontic procedures. * Plans to cut hundreds of thousands of pounds from budgets for the terminally ill, with dying cancer patients to...