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  • Ted Cruz Unveils Obamacare Repeal Act

    02/02/2015 6:30:57 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 129 replies
    National Review ^ | February 2, 2015 | By Joel Gehrke
    Senator Ted Cruz (R., Texas) introduced an “Obamacare Repeal Act” that would repeal the Affordable Care Act “as if such Act had not been enacted.” The text of Cruz’s bill to repeal the 2,700-page law — which spawned another 10,000 pages of regulations — barely runs onto the third page. It comes as Republicans have debated whether to use a procedural tactic that circumvents filibusters known as reconciliation to repeal the legislation. “This repeal bill is pro-growth, pro-jobs, and pro-liberty,” Cruz says in a statement on the bill. “It provides time for Congress to start over, to pass true market-based...
  • Republicans eye obscure budget tool to repeal ObamaCare

    12/21/2014 6:07:41 PM PST · by Libloather · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/21/14 | Scott Wong
    Republicans on and off Capitol Hill are rallying behind using a rarely-deployed budget tool next year to dismantle ObamaCare. But the issue of how to use “budget reconciliation” has divided Republicans, with some calling for it to be implemented to overhaul the tax code or to push through major energy reforms. The tool is useful because it could allow newly-empowered Senate Republicans to pass legislation with a 51-vote simple majority rather than the usual 60, greatly increasing the chances of moving legislation to President Obama’s desk. And while Obama is certain to veto anything that tries to roll back his...
  • Fox News Poll: Record 58 percent would repeal ObamaCare

    12/10/2014 3:35:04 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 70 replies
    <p>Few American voters feel their family is better off under ObamaCare, and a record number would repeal the law if they could.</p> <p>In addition, if comments by one of the health care law’s authors about lying to “stupid” Americans are true, over half of voters think President Obama or other administration officials are responsible for that deception.</p>
  • Dems' path after Obamacare: Down, down, down

    11/14/2014 1:35:41 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/14/2014 | Byron York
    There were 60 Democrats in the Senate on Christmas Eve 2009, when they voted in lockstep to pass the Affordable Care Act. Soon there will be 46 Democrats in the Senate, or perhaps 47, if Sen. Mary Landrieu manages to eke out a win in Louisiana. In plain numbers, the post-Obamacare trajectory has not been good for Senate Democrats. The 46 or 47 Democrats in the next Senate are a bit different from the group that passed Obamacare. Sixteen of them took office after the Affordable Care Act was signed into law. They never had to vote for it and...
  • Senate Republicans ready to use reconciliation to repeal ObamaCare?

    11/12/2014 7:40:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 12, 2014 | Allahpundit
    The bill’s destined to be vetoed, of course, but unless the reconciliation process ends up eating lots of time, there’s really no harm to it. One conservative activist told Politico he’s worried that if the GOP uses the same arcane procedural move to undo O-Care that Democrats used to pass it, Obama will turn around and whine that Republicans are doing the same thing Democrats did when they were in power. But … why would he say that? If he means to imply that reconciliation is a dubious strong-arm tactic, then he’ll be forced to explain why it was okay...
  • An army of One: Ted Cruz is leading the charge against Obamacare. But no one's following.

    11/12/2014 8:28:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/12/2014 | David Nather
    Ted Cruz is still ready to use any means necessary to repeal Obamacare. But even his fellow conservatives aren’t all jumping on board – a sign that the Republican repeal or bust movement is struggling while Obamacare continues to enroll millions of people with health insurance. While Cruz wants to use a draconian budget measure to repeal Obamacare with just 51 votes in the Senate, he looks to be increasingly out on a limb. Utah Republican Mike Lee, a leader in the conservative movement, isn’t sold on the so-called budget reconciliation procedure to gut the law. Rand Paul says he’s...
  • Obamacare may not have enough enrollees to stay solvent

    11/11/2014 7:53:25 AM PST · by Din Maker · 56 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 11, 2014 | Tom Howell, JR.
    The administration on Monday said fewer than 10 million Americans will enroll in Obamacare’s health exchanges this go-around, well short of the 13 million target congressional scorekeepers deemed critical to its economics, suggesting another rocky rollout in the law’s second year of full operation. Policy advisers at the Health & Human Services Department estimated that 9 million to 9.9 million people would enroll through the exchanges — or only a slight increase over the 8 million that the administration says were active at the end of the first enrollment period this April. The Congressional Budget Office, which is the government’s...
  • Here to Stay: Why the New Republican Congress Can't Gut Obamacare

    11/08/2014 8:14:37 PM PST · by Steelfish · 126 replies
    NBCNews ^ | November 08, 2014 | MAGGIE FOX
    Here to Stay: Why the New Republican Congress Can't Gut Obamacare BY MAGGIE FOX Republicans may have promised to repeal or at least do a big makeover of Obamacare now that they control both the House and the Senate, but most experts believe it’s lip service only. The 2010 Affordable Care Act is in full force across the country, with internet-based health insurance exchanges up and running, expanded Medicaid in 28 states and strict new requirements for health insurers. Here are five reasons the GOP-led Congress won’t be able to change much. The veto. This is the big one: President...
  • After the GOP wave, Ted Cruz’s Obamacare plan

    11/08/2014 2:39:29 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 34 replies
    After sweeping the electoral map on Tuesday, the Republican Party has a clear, historically powerful mandate from the American people: stop Obama and his healthcare takeover.And there’s a clear plan to do just that.In an election night interview with Fox News’ Bret Baier, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz outlined exactly how a Republican majority can begin to deconstruct Obamacare to help those hurt worst by the law.First, use reconciliation to repeal the bill. When Obama vetoes that, then proceed to remove the most onerous portions of Obamacare.For example, codify an add-on to the law stating that people can’t lose their insurance...
  • McConnell unveils plan to dismantle ObamaCare

    11/06/2014 10:50:08 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 157 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11-6-14 | Sarah Ferris
    Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is planning to make ObamaCare a priority in his first weeks as leader of the Senate, vowing a sustained effort to dismantle the law piece-by-piece. Instead of a full repeal, McConnell said the GOP will tackle unpopular aspects of the law such as the individual mandate, the medical device tax and the 30-hour workweek requiring employers to provide insurance. “These are the kinds of things that I believe there is a bipartisan majority in the Senate to approve,” he said in the interview with Time magazine published Wednesday. The only other priority he listed was the...
  • 100% of Newly Elected GOP Senators Campaigned on Repealing Obamacare

    11/05/2014 9:39:11 AM PST · by GonzoII · 49 replies
    CNS ^ | November 5, 2014 | Ali Meyer
    (CNSNews.com) - Every newly elected GOP senator who won in last night’s election campaigned on repealing Obamacare. Sens. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), David Perdue (R-Ga.), Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Sen Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.), Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) all ran on a platform of repealing Obamacare. Gardner touted patient-centered care and a full repeal and replacement of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA), otherwise known as Obamacare. “Small businesses and the American people cannot afford President Obama’s countless new regulations and tax increases. There is...
  • Mitch McConnell willing to kill Obamacare with just 51 votes

    10/30/2014 2:44:06 PM PDT · by PROCON · 179 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | Oct. 30, 2014 | Philip Klein
    Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., says he would be willing to repeal Obamacare with a simple majority if he takes over as majority leader in January, his spokesman told the Washington Examiner on Thursday. The announcement comes just days before Tuesday's midterm congressional election, in which Republicans have a strong chance of seizing the upper chamber from the Democrats and putting the Kentucky senator in charge. "Leader McConnell is and has always been committed to the full repeal of Obamacare, and he'll continue to lead efforts to repeal and replace it with patient-centered reforms that enable greater choice at lower costs....
  • Susan Collins Says It's Too Late To Repeal Obamacare (Surprise!)

    10/10/2014 4:50:29 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 47 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | 10-10-2014 | Sabrina Siddiqui
    Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) thinks it's time for Republicans to let go of their efforts to repeal Obamacare. Speaking to an NBC affiliate in Portland on Thursday, Collins argued that the GOP has missed its chance to get rid of the health care law entirely. She noticeably did not say whether she would vote to repeal or defund Obamacare, despite being asked. "You know at this point, I think we’re past that," Collins said. "I think it would’ve been much better if there’d been a bipartisan bill crafted in 2008 that had provisions that both parties could agree on, such...
  • 60 Percent of Voters Want Obamacare to Be Repealed

    10/01/2014 5:38:34 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 10/1/14 | Jeffrey H Anderson
    A new poll finds that three-fifths of likely voters support the repeal of Obamacare. A large plurality — 44 percent — wants to see Obamacare repealed replaced with a conservative alternative. A much smaller group —16 percent — wants to see it repealed but not replaced. Less than one in three respondents — 32 percent — would like to keep Obamacare, whether in its current form or in amended form. So, with a conservative alternative in play, 60 percent of Americans support repeal, while only 32 percent oppose it.
  • Mark Steyn: No reason to believe GOP will ever repeal Obamacare

    09/21/2014 2:39:55 PM PDT · by buffyt · 55 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/21/2013 | Jeff Poor
    National Review columnist Mark Steyn blasted claims by Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and others that the best strategy is to allow Obamacare to crumble under its own weight and only then seek to repeal it. Filling in as host on Rush Limbaugh’s radio show Monday, Steyn, author of “After America: Get Ready for Armageddon,” explained to a caller named “Joe” that there is no reason to believe congressional Republicans have the will to repeal anything, especially considering that Carter-era institutions like the Department of Education and the Department of Energy have managed to flourish even in times of...
  • Texas Sen. Ted Cruz On Obamacare: ‘Come 2017, A Republican President’ Will Repeal ‘Every Word’

    09/19/2014 2:11:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    KYW-TV ^ | September 18, 2014 | Chris Stigall
    Chris Stigall hosted Texas Senator Ted Cruz at the National Constitution Center to discuss the upcoming elections and President Obama’s plan to combat ISIL in Iraq and Syria.(AUDIO-AT-LINK)Cruz said the government shutdown that Republicans forced last fall has led to the American public’s collective rejection of the Affordable Care Act. “As a result of that fight, we elevated the national debate and millions of Americans across this country focused on all the incredible harms, the disaster that is Obamacare, and as a direct consequence of that fight, today President Obama’s approval ratings are at the lowest they’ve ever been…We have...
  • GOP governors' cave-in on Medicaid is shortsighted

    09/10/2014 9:46:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09/10/2014 | Philip Klein
    <p>As heavy lobbying by the hospital industry intersects with immediate political considerations, a growing number of Republican governors are caving in to Medicaid expansion through President Obama’s healthcare law.</p> <p>In the process, they are imposing massive and unnecessary financial burdens on taxpayers.</p>
  • Ouch, the Bill for ObamaCare Coming Due

    09/09/2014 9:26:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 9, 2014 | Peter Morici
    The bill is coming due for ObamaCare and it’s a whopper. According to Medicare Care’s own actuaries U.S. health care spending is about to rocket. Federal meddling in what was once the finest and cost-effective health care system on the planet is nothing new. Back in the 1960s, many Americans paid for doctor and hospital services out of pocket or through modestly priced private insurance. Health care spending was about 6 percent of GDP. Enter President Johnson and Medicare. He bought millions of votes by giving seniors free health care that they never paid for through payroll taxes during their...
  • Fox News: The End of Employer-Provided Health Plans Is Near

    09/06/2014 6:33:39 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 2, 2014 - 4:00 PM | Katherine Rodriguez
    Fox News is reporting that employer-provided health care plans may be a thing of the past. Former Obama health adviser Zeke Emanuel predicted that Obamacare will replace 80 percent of employer-provided health plans will disappear in 10 years. “It’s going to actually be better for people. They’ll have more choice,” Emanuel said. “Most people who work for an employer and get their coverage through an employer do not have choice.” …
  • Cruz: Let's repeal ‘every bloody word' of Obamacare

    07/30/2014 6:29:32 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | July 29th, 2014 | Ashley Killough
    <p>Washington (CNN) – Sen. Ted Cruz on Tuesday forcefully argued that Obamacare is not here to stay and pledged that he would continue working to dismantle the health care law in 2014 and 2016.</p> <p>“I think those elections should be about many, many things,” the Texas Republican said, listing jobs and growth as examples. “But they should be about repealing every bloody word of Obamacare.”</p>
  • 85 percent of ObamaCare ‘inconsistencies’ can’t be fixed

    07/02/2014 8:03:25 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 5 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 7/2/2014 | Geoff Earle
    WASHINGTON — Federal officials can’t resolve 85 percent of 2.9 million “inconsistencies” on applications for ObamaCare even after nine months of trying, according to new data provided by the administration. Most of the problems involve certifying citizenship and income, key components of the national health plan. But some of the problems are downright nutty. One unidentified state-run marketplace cited situations in which infants and young children were “erroneously identified as incarcerated, according to federal data,” the inspector general for the Health and Human Services Department revealed Tuesday. Just 425,000 problematic applications have been resolved out of 2.9 million that states...
  • Ted Cruz calls to repeal ‘every blessed word of Obamacare’

    06/06/2014 4:21:49 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 50 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 6 Jun 2014 | Emma Margolin
    “Today, liberty is under assault,” declared conservative firebrand Ted Cruz before an adoring audience Friday at the Republican Party of Texas State Convention. The GOP senator and Tea Party darling left virtually no red meat unthrown, calling for a return to the Constitution – “the most extraordinary document crafted in history” – a resurrection of American leadership abroad – where “bullies and tyrants are laughing at [us]” – and a rebuilding of jobs and economic growth at home, through adhering to free market principles, supporting “the American energy renaissance,” abolishing the Internal Revenue Service, and repealing “every blessed word of...
  • McConnell: Ky. Exchange Unconnected To Health Law

    05/25/2014 10:10:18 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 26 replies
    NewsChannel5.com ^ | May 23, 2014 6:33 PM PDT
    <p>LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell wants to repeal the Affordable Care Act, but he would not say Friday what that would mean for the 413,000 Kentuckians who have health insurance through the state's health care exchange.</p>
  • Bobby Jindal, with an eye on 2016, to unveil plan to replace Obama health-care law

    04/02/2014 7:54:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/02/2014 | By Robert Costa and Amy Goldstein
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal announced a plan to repeal and replace President Obama’s health-care law, an effort by the Republican to insert himself into the increasingly competitive early maneuvering for his party’s presidential nomination. Jindal, a former state and federal health official, said his plan is one of many policy proposals he will release in coming months, making clear that he wants to be seen as a policy-driven problem solver. In his 26-page plan, Jindal lays out a lengthy critique of the health law — which he refers to throughout as “Obamacare” — and reiterates his belief that it needs...
  • Getting Serious about Obamacare Repeal

    03/24/2014 6:16:32 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 21 replies
    National Review Online ^ | March 24,2014 | Jeffrey H. Anderson
    But until the GOP advances an alternative that can provide the answer to Wasserman Schultz’s question, the Democrats can be confident that, while Obamacare might get tweaked, changed, or “fixed,” it won’t get repealed. Four years after the Democrats passed Obamacare in clear defiance of public opinion, it still remains to be seen which Republican(s) will take the lead on repeal — by championing a well-conceived alternative that can bring it to fruition. Just because Republicans don’t have an answer to Wasserman Schultz’s question, however, doesn’t mean there isn’t one. Indeed, the 2017 Project has advanced a conservative alternative to...
  • The GOP Establishment Wants to Run on Fixing -- Not Repealing -- Obamacare (Rush Limbaugh)

    03/14/2014 12:37:04 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 38 replies
    The Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | March 14, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I've got so much stuff here today, folks, and I'm trying to figure out which I want to do first. Here's Obama with deportations, and here's Obama with determining who gets overtime, all of this is a distraction. It's all a distraction from what's happening with the economy and with Obamacare. I guess this is the big deal to me. We have this massive electoral victory on Tuesday in Florida, Florida 13. And I'll be damned if the Republican establishment is not doing its best in high gear to tell everybody, "Hey, don't think that Obamacare was...
  • Cruz on O-Care repeal: ‘We’ll do it in 2017’

    03/09/2014 12:03:45 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 09, 2014, 10:47 am | Keith Laing
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said Sunday that Republicans will repeal the controversial healthcare law after President Obama leaves office in 2017. Cruz became of the face of an unsuccessful effort to eliminate the healthcare law last year that resulted in a government shutdown. Most Republicans backed off the repeal-or-shutdown position after sustaining political damage during the two-week standoff in October, but Cruz promised on Sunday during an appearance on ABC News’s “This Week” to continue trying to get rid of Obamacare during the remainder of the president’s term. “I’ll give you one scenario where it could [be repealed before Obama...
  • GOP’s “demands” for debt-ceiling hike: Approve Keystone or repeal the ObamaCare bailout program

    02/04/2014 1:34:38 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/04/2014 | AllahPundit
    These aren’t demands in the sense of “pass them or we’ll walk.” These are “demands” — scare quotes — in the sense of “we’re going to force Democrats to vote them down so we can use it against them in the midterms, and then we’re going to pass a clean debt-ceiling hike.”Boehner’s never been willing to risk a technical default before. He’s not going to start now, in an election year when the GOP’s looking at significant gains. Several House members told The Washington Post on Monday that Republican leaders have narrowed their list of possible debt-limit strategies to two...
  • Much Better than Obamacare: The Burr-Coburn-Hatch Plan

    01/30/2014 1:37:09 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/30/2014 | James Capretta
    The introduction of an Obamacare replacement plan by Republican senators Richard Burr (N.C.), Tom Coburn (Okla.), and Orrin Hatch (Utah) has given Obamacare’s apologists — who admittedly have had very tough duty over the past four years — a rare opportunity to get out of their defensive crouches and go on the attack. Not surprisingly, fast out of the gate has been Ezekiel Emanuel, who has a piece up at the New York Times website claiming that the fatal flaw of the Republican senators’ plan is that it would raise taxes on millions of American households. There are a couple...
  • How Republicans Could Replace Obamacare: Plan begins by repealing Obamacare in its entirety

    01/29/2014 7:17:40 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Reason ^ | 01/29/2014 | Peter Suderman
    What is the GOP’s health care plan? For years, this has been the rejoinder from supporters of Obamacare whenever asked to confront the flaws in their own legislation. It was an attack line, but also a question worth asking: For the last five years, Republicans have spent plenty of time bashing the president’s health law, but far less time describing what they would do instead. A new proposal from Republican Sens. Coburn (Okla.), Burr (N.C.), and Hatch (Utah) represents a tentative attempt to respond substantively to the question. It’s called The Patient Choice, Affordability, Responsibility, and Empowerment (CARE) Act, and...
  • A Few More Reasons To Repeal ObamaCare

    02/01/2014 2:33:58 PM PST · by Innovative · 7 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | Jan 31, 2014 | BETSY MCCAUGHEY
    Moody's rating agency has lowered the outlook for health insurers from stable to negative, blaming ObamaCare. Section 1342 of the Affordable Care Act forces taxpayers to make insurers whole for most of the losses incurred selling ObamaCare exchange plans through 2016. The bailout is designed to conceal the failure of the president's signature health law until he is out of office. No one in the Obama administration talked up the advantages of bailing out insurers. It was kept under wraps until the fall of 2013. As any business owner will tell you, a temporary bailout is no substitute for the...
  • 226 reasons why people who used to support Obamacare are now against it

    02/01/2014 7:41:36 AM PST · by grundle · 19 replies
    wordpress ^ | January 27, 2014 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Here are 226 reasons why hypocrite politicians and unions that support Obamacare want exemptions for themselves By Dan from Squirrel HillPosted on September 24, 2013. Updated on January 27, 2014.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...
  • Ted Cruz: Time is Right to Step Up Attack on ObamaCare

    01/09/2014 9:28:45 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 17 replies
    NewsMax ^ | sday, 09 Jan 2014 03:01 AM | Cathy Burke
    Echoing strategy that led to the October 2013 government shutdown, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz says Republicans have opportunities to scale back Obamacare with deadlines looming on spending bills Jan. 15 and on a debt ceiling vote this spring — and is urging GOP lawmakers to use “every leverage point available” to uproot the law. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal Wednesday, Cruz vowed to “fight even harder . . . to repeal every word of Obamacare,” calling the health care law "a disaster" and "the No. 1 job killer in the country." The feisty lawmaker sees a comparison...
  • We the people can nullify the unconstitutional ObamaCare ourselves!! Refuse to submit to tyranny!!

    01/02/2014 10:50:33 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 275 replies
    We the people can nullify Obama’s unconstitutional communist POS by simply refusing to submit. If the majority of the people don’t sign up for it, it dies on the vine. In fact it wouldn’t take anywhere close to a majority. Twenty to thirty percent ought to do it. It's not going to work anyway. Socialism never works. We need to kill if it we want to save our constitutional republic! No surrender, no retreat!! Do not sign away your freedom!! Do not submit to the godless leftist wannabe dictators!! We are the resistance!!
  • Missouri bill would gut Obamacare

    12/27/2013 5:26:35 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/27/2013 | by Michael Boldin
    Next month, the Missouri Senate will consider a bill which would effectively cripple the implementation of the Affordable Care Act within the state. Following the lead of South Carolina, where lawmakers are fast-tracking House Bill 3101 in 2014, and Georgia, where HB707 was recently introduced by Rep. Jason Spencer, Missouri State Senator John T. Lamping (R-24) pre-filed Senate Bill 546 (SB546) to update the Health Care Freedom Act passed by Missouri voters in 2010. It passed that year with more than 70% support. SB546 would ban Missouri from taking any action that would “compel, directly or indirectly, any person, employer,...
  • ObamaCare: Older Workers Could Pay 25% Of Income

    12/26/2013 6:38:57 PM PST · by Innovative · 45 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | Dec 26, 2013 | JED GRAHAM
    A primary rationale of ObamaCare's insurance reforms limiting age-rating and precluding pricing based on health status has been to ensure that people will be able to afford health coverage when they need it most. An IBD analysis finds that middle-class households in their late 50s and early 60s could spend 25% or more of their income on health care — before their deductible is exhausted and ObamaCare's benefits kick in. Covered California's shop-and-compare tool shows that a 58-year-old couple in Los Angeles County with $65,000 in income buying a bronze plan would have to spend $19,400, including $9,400 in premiums...
  • The Twelve Days Of Obamacare

    12/26/2013 5:08:55 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 48 replies
    Original Content | Dec 26, 2013 | By Laz A. Mataz
    On the First day of Obamacare, Obama gave to me, A canc-elled insurance pol-i-cyyyy. On the Second day of Obamacare, Obama gave to me, Too large premiums, And a canc-elled insurance pol-i-cyyyy. On the Third day of Obamacare, Obama gave to me, Huge deductibles, Too large premiums, And a canc-elled insurance pol-i-cyyyy. On the Fourth day of Obamacare, Obama gave to me, Identities stolen, Huge deductibles, Too large premiums, And a canc-elled insurance pol-i-cyyyy. On the Fifth day of Obamacare, Obama gave to me, New death pann-ellllls.... Identities stolen, Huge deductibles, Too large premiums, And a canc-elled insurance pol-i-cyyyy. On...
  • The doctor won’t see you? Analysts warn ObamaCare plans could resemble Medicaid

    12/26/2013 9:19:52 AM PST · by Innovative · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | Dec 26, 2013 | FoxNews
    Those signing up for private health care coverage on the ObamaCare exchanges may be in for an unpleasant surprise -- they'll have insurance, but they might have trouble getting the doctor to see them. Just as with Medicaid, analysts warn that if payments get too low, many doctors might start refusing to see patients. That will leave more and more patients jockeying to see fewer and fewer doctors. They emphasize, then, that having health insurance won't necessarily translate into access to health care.
  • IRS Has No Strategy for Fraudulent Obamacare Tax Credits

    12/25/2013 9:46:37 AM PST · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 12/04/13
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has no system in place to prevent fraud when individuals apply for tax credits under Obamacare, according to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA). The IG said in an audit released Tuesday that the IRS has no plan to manage, monitor, or mitigate fraud risk when processing premium tax credits available under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). “The ACA Program has not yet completed a fraud mitigation strategy,” the audit found. “It is important for the IRS to thoroughly consider fraud threats and risks that could impact new ACA systems.”
  • Colorado bill would use tax credits to offset ObamaCare penalty

    12/19/2013 8:55:14 AM PST · by gooblah · 8 replies
    Foxnews ^ | December 19 2013
    Two Republican lawmakers in Colorado plan to introduce a proposal that would make it easier for residents to opt out of ObamaCare by creating a tax deduction to offset the federal penalty for not purchasing health insurance.
  • Decision time for Md.'s health exchange(too few signing up for O'Malley-care)

    12/18/2013 6:59:19 AM PST · by sickoflibs · 22 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 12/17/2013 | Home > News > Editorial
    Our view: The O'Malley administration has made progress on its Obamacare website, but the question of whether to scrap it remains unanswered. Since Gov. Martin O'Malley declared that the state's health insurance exchange website was functional for most users, anecdotal reports have been mixed. Some people report continued problems with frozen screens and other glitches that have bedeviled the site; others say they were finally able to enroll with relative ease. (clip) That said, the pace of enrollments is still far too low. If the exchange is able to replicate its best weekday and weekend performance during every one of...
  • Obamacare Is Over (If You Want It)

    12/18/2013 8:26:23 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Slate ^ | December 17, 2013 | David Weigel
    Despite reports following the shutdown debacle, Sen. Ted Cruz has only begun to fight Obamacare. "......................The Obamacare wars of 2013 already seem quaint. Telling conservatives that a funding bill was “the last chance” to kill the law was great for fundraising. It was true, as Cruz repeatedly said, that subsidies could make the law more popular. But reports of Cruz’s ultimate defeat were written too soon. Last week, to little fanfare, his office released a helpful list of probable constitutional problems with Obamacare. Just in case any lawyers wanted to look into that.
  • North Carolina Endorsement (Rand Paul email)

    12/17/2013 8:22:44 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 13 replies
    12/17/13 | Rand Paul
    When I won my primary for U.S. Senate in 2010, upsetting many in Washington, D.C., I began my speech that night by declaring, "We've come to take our government back." Since that election, I've fought hard to stop the reckless spending, rein in our massive deficit, repeal ObamaCare and protect our God-given liberties. But I'm only one man, and to truly take our government back, to truly pull Obama's radical agenda up by its roots, it's going to take more principled men and women who are willing to stand up and fight for our conservative values in Washington. That's why...
  • Dems exaggerate impact of Obamacare repeal

    12/16/2013 3:40:41 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | December 16, 2013 | By Lori Robertsoc
    Singled out for criticism is U.S. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R-Bucks). Democrats are telling the constituents of a Pennsylvania Republican that repealing the Affordable Care Act “would take health care away from 657,000 children in Pennsylvania with preexisting conditions.” No, it wouldn’t. That number comes from an Obama administration estimate for all children living in Pennsylvania, under 18, with some kind of preexisting condition. It’s not an estimate of how many had gained coverage because of the law’s preexisting condition protections. Or an estimate of how many would lose their insurance if the law were repealed.
  • A Second Chance for Republicans - "tailwinds like never before"

    11/21/2013 2:38:08 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    RedState ^ | November 20, 2013 | Daniel Horowitz
    Now that the entire country sees the ten-alarm fire that has set our healthcare system ablaze, Democrats feel compelled to do something. Their Mr. Fix It plans are akin to an arsonist posing for a photo op with a 2-liter pitcher of water to put out the wildfire. Will Republicans continue to pose with them in the photo op or will they kick them aside and smother the fire? There are two clear observations about Obamacare at this point: it cannot be fixed and it will not collapse on its own. As we are now seeing from the cancelled insurance...
  • “The Cure for Obamacare: The Widely Accepted Alternative and a New Idea to Go with It”

    11/18/2013 8:16:06 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 52 replies
    Hugh Hewitt.com ^ | November18,2013 | Clark S. Judge
    At a luncheon in Washington last week, I stumbled across something new in the Obamacare debate. Most of the attendees were reporters. The inevitable question came up: If not Obamacare, what? And when a Republican ran through an answer (equalizing tax treatment of insurance bought through employers and individually; allowing insurance policies approved in one state to be sold in all; HSAs and high deductible plans; medical liability reform), the reception was attentive, not dismissive. In other words, Washington is starting to take seriously the prospect of repeal and replace. An effective reform package will have more items in it...
  • Obamacare Architect: 'Could Be the Beginning of a Death Spiral'

    11/15/2013 7:10:40 AM PST · by Evil Slayer · 68 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 11/15/13 | DANIEL HALPER
    Harvard professor David Cutler, a so-called architect of Obamacare, says we "could be" witnessing "the beginning of a death spiral" for the unpopular health care bill. Cutler made the comments last night on Fox News: "So when you were on last week I asked you, if they don't get enough people in the exchanges, then what happens?" said host Megyn Kelly. "And you said then the premiums go up very, very high. Now, was that ball put in motion today?" "We don't know yet," said Cutler. "So what the president is trying to do is to say the website is...
  • Economist: ‘After 2016, All You See Is Unending Red Ink’

    11/12/2013 6:41:29 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 12, 2013 - 5:26 PM | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Douglas Holtz-Eakin, the former head of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, says that if Republicans and Democrats can’t agree on a budget with significant spending cuts, “spending just keeps going up in an uninterrupted fashion as far as the eye can see. By 2016, all you can see is unending red ink.” He added that he has little confidence that the congressional budget committee meeting officially for just the second time on Wednesday will be able to agree on a budget for the rest of the fiscal year that puts the federal government on an economically sustainable course by...
  • ObamaCare Is Not a Covenant - It's a Law, and It Can Be Repealed

    11/08/2013 12:25:36 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 8, 2013 | http://www.americanthinker.com/william_sullivan/
    Rick Newman of Yahoo! Finance offers his solutions to "fix" ObamaCare.....:"As clumsy as the launch of the Affordable Care Act has been, the law is here to stay. But its numerous provisions aren't written in stone and President Obama himself has said he's willing to change the law in the future in order to make it work better.""Clumsy" doesn't quite capture what the ObamaCare rollout has been, but this is what passes for harsh criticism among mainstream pundits. More correctly,the launch has been an incompetent and hopeless failure and that fact is so obvious that Barack Obama,who is not known...
  • Congress plots exit from Obamacare coverage

    06/28/2013 6:43:06 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 10 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 6-28-13 | Glenn Garvin
    Congress is not as stupid as you think. I realize that is not a high bar; but still, credit must be given when credit is due. Quite often when our duly-elected political representatives get together in Washington to pass some ill-designed, over-intrusive and brutally expensive law, they recognize the difficulties it will create -- and so they exempt themselves. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration? The National Labor Relations Act? Minimum wage laws? None of them govern Congress. The much-lauded Sarbanes-Oxley Act, which sends corporate executives to prison for falsifying financial data, would decimate Congress if it were applied to...