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  • Obama Democrats Lose Their Big Bet on Health Exchanges

    07/25/2014 9:07:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 25, 2014 | Michael Barone
    Words mean what they say. That's the basis for the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in Halbig v. Burwell invalidating the Internal Revenue Service regulation approving subsidies for Obamacare consumers in states with federal health insurance exchanges. The law passed by Congress, Judge Thomas Griffith explained, provided for subsidies in states with state-created exchanges, but not in states with federal exchanges. That's factually correct, and under the Constitution, the government can't spend money not authorized by Congress. This has not prevented Democrats from calling the decision "judicial activism," which makes as much sense as...
  • In The Government’s Crosshairs

    07/17/2014 4:30:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 17 | Derek Hunter
    I don’t get tanning, either outside or inside. I’ve never been a sun-worshipper and can’t stand hot summers. I prefer cold – you can always put more layers of clothes on, you can only take so much off. But just because I don’t engage in something doesn’t mean I don’t see a problem when it’s targeted by protestors, special interest groups, and especially government; and the tanning industry is the latest to have a government-painted bullseye on its back. This issue came to my attention when my friend and former co-worker Ryan Ellis wrote about it in the Washington Times...
  • On Every Big Issue, Obama's Presidency is Found Wanting

    07/04/2014 9:39:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 4, 2014 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - Republicans have a wealth of political issues that will dominate the 2014 midterm election races and determine their outcome. The national news media has done its best to try to bury these issues, play them down or sugar coat them, but the American people know better. They have persistently put these issues at or near the top of every voter poll in the last six years of Barack Obama's scandal-ridden, trouble-plagued administration. It's hard to break through and overcome the power of the Washington news media that has worked hard to cover up the Obama White House's blunders....
  • As Obamacare Goes, So Goes Obama

    07/04/2014 6:27:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 4, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    It's no accident that Obamacare has become emblematic of the Obama administration overall, because it exemplifies so thoroughly what Obama represents ideologically and functionally. Obamacare symbolizes government largesse, incompetence, inefficiency, arrogance and heartlessness, a government that knows better than you what is good for you. It epitomizes staggering spending, waste and debt. It typifies a government that is too big for its britches, which is crushing your liberties while telling you that it has your best interests at heart and that you can't live without it. It stands for wholesale dishonesty -- something that is entirely different from what it...
  • The Continuing Obamacare Nightmare

    06/10/2014 8:13:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 10, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    While President Obama diverts the nation's attention with his other myriad scandals, the Obamacare Express continues to careen off the rails, leaving a wide path of destruction and rendering its supporters defenseless. The latest outrage, in a yearslong string, is that at least 4 million of the 8 million total Obamacare sign-ups contain flawed applications, according to a report by House Republicans. But this isn't some arbitrarily divined number chosen by Republicans for political purposes. It is based on a chart prepared by federal Obamacare contractor Serco that shows more than 4 million application discrepancies as of May 27. These...
  • U.S. revives group to fight homegrown extremists: officials

    06/03/2014 9:59:00 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 42 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 6/3/14 | Julia Edwards - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is re-establishing a law enforcement group to fight those it designates as domestic terrorists, with an announcement expected on Tuesday, Department of Justice officials said. Following hate-motivated shootings such as the one at a Jewish Community Center in Kansas City, Missouri in April, federal prosecutors have pressed the need to coordinate intelligence of such criminals on a national level, said the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity. The group will coordinate cases that involve Americans who may be spurred to violence for political or prejudicial reasons.
  • GOP’s Obamacare fears come true: A national enrollment system under Obamacare.

    06/01/2014 11:52:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/01/2014 | By KYLE CHENEY and JENNIFER HABERKORN
    Liberals wanted a national enrollment system under Obamacare. They might just get it. Right now, 36 states rely on HealthCare.gov, the federal exchange, to enroll people in health coverage. At least two more states are opting in next year, with a few others likely to follow. Only two states are trying to get out. That’s precisely the opposite of the Affordable Care Act’s original intent: 50 exchanges run by 50 states. The federal option was supposed to be a limited and temporary fallback. But a shift to a bigger, more permanent Washington-controlled system is instead underway — without preparation, funding...
  • Obamacare Is the Most Important Piece of Gay Rights Legislation Ever Passed

    06/01/2014 8:36:08 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 12 replies
    Slate ^ | 30 May 2014 | Mark Joseph Stern
    Given the myriad boons to gay rights we’ve seen this decade, it’s easy to overlook the fact that the Affordable Care Act is brimming with new regulations that directly benefit LGBTQ Americans. Indeed, I consider it to be one of the most important pieces of gay rights legislation ever passed. new story out of Florida further confirms my suspicion. The Huffington Post reports that two Florida insurance companies are under fire for discriminating against patients with HIV, slapping them with a 40 percent co-pay on each of their HIV drugs, plus a $1,000 deductible per drug per month. (The new...
  • Stop reporting enrollment and start reporting policies in force

    04/01/2014 12:16:45 PM PDT · by Mike Darancette · 11 replies
    ACA Death Spiral ^ | 3/31/14 | ACA Death Spiral
    In theory, open enrollment ends tonight. No longer can individuals without any excuse whatsoever wait to purchase health insurance policies on the Exchanges that will be in effect during 2014. I very much expect we will hear numbers over the next few days such as 6.5 million or 7 million bandied about as “enrollment figures.” Many supporters of the ideas behind the original ACA who have managed to tolerate its metamorphosis over the past year will herald those numbers as signs of success. And, indeed, those numbers are considerably better than many had feared. I, for one, am prepared to...
  • Todays Victory Speech.If It Has Succeeded,Then Why Didn't Obama Take Any Questions?

    04/01/2014 2:20:20 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 22 replies
    When any politician speaks before an audience,gloating of all of his success,giving the details/facts of his latest policy,wouldn't you expect him to take candid questions from the press that seats before him?,Well,we all watched Obama make his victory speech this afternoon.But with 25/26% approval of the Affordable Health Care Act,can we assume that 75% of those who saw it were either laughing/talking back,"Yah Right,7 Million Enrollees,My(Fill in the blank).Never the less,being our President refused to take any questions,makes anyone rather suspicious regarding the facts behind this debacle.
  • Healthcare.gov crashes on day of deadline for enrollment under Affordable Care Act

    03/31/2014 4:26:44 PM PDT · by Jean S · 48 replies
    blog.al.com ^ | 3/31/14 | Debbie M. Lord
    Healthcare.gov, the troubled website set up to help Americans choose and enroll in a health care policy, crashed early Monday morning, on the final day to begin the process to apply for health insurance. According to a CNBC story, the website crashed around 3:20 a.m. (ET) Monday. It was  still down as of 7:40 a.m.Monday is the deadline to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act -- commonly called Obamacare -- before facing a fine.According to the White House, more than 6 million people have signed up since the enrollment period began on Oct. 1. According to...
  • A Look Back At How The President Was Able To Sign ObamaCare Into Law Four Years Ago

    03/26/2014 12:26:23 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    Forbes ^ | March 26, 2014 | by Louis Goodman and Tim Norbeck
    We have encountered many physicians and friends who don’t recall or recognize just how many interesting coincidences had to fall into place for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to pass both houses of Congress and gain President Obama’s signature (March 23, 2010). This post serves as an informational overview – a reminder – as to how it all happened and is not meant in any way to be a judgment on the process – however convoluted – or on the final product.
  • Read the Complete List of Obamacare Delays

    03/26/2014 8:57:42 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 7 replies
    March 26, 2014 10:44 AM Read the Complete List of Obamacare Delays By Alec Torres The Obama administration will announce its tenth Obamacare delay later today, this time extending the March 31 enrollment deadline for people who say they’ve been unable to enroll in health plans in the federal marketplace by the deadline. The extension applies to the federal exchange operating in three dozen states and is expected to last for two or three weeks. Can’t remember what all the delays have been? Politico provided a helpful history of Obamacare delays from most to least recent: March 25: Final enrollment...
  • Obama administration will allow more time to enroll in health care on federal marketplace

    03/25/2014 7:12:58 PM PDT · by Hoodat · 48 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Tuesday, March 25, 8:41 PM | Amy Goldstein
    The Obama administration has decided to give extra time to Americans who say that they are unable to enroll in health-care plans through the federal insurance marketplace by the March 31 deadline. Federal officials confirmed Tuesday evening that all consumers who have begun to apply for coverage on HealthCare.gov, but who do not finish by Monday, will have until about mid-April to ask for an extension. Under the new rules, people will be able to qualify for an extension by checking a blue box on HealthCare.gov to indicate that they tried to enroll before the deadline. This method will rely...
  • Obamacare Premiums Set To Double

    03/19/2014 9:42:55 AM PDT · by LeoMcNeil · 29 replies
    For Democrats Obamacare is the train wreck that keeps getting worse. For Republicans, it’s the gift that keeps on giving. Obamacare premiums are expected to nearly double later this year. Keep in mind premiums already rose 50-400% compared to the old “junk” policies people had and liked before Obamacare. A massive price increase latter this year will more or less collapse Obamacare. We might know more about Obamacare enrollment in the next few weeks, though while the administration claims 5 million have signed up they claim not to know how many have paid. If you haven’t paid, you aren’t covered....
  • 15 Shameless Attempts to Sell Obamacare

    03/16/2014 6:57:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 16, 2014 | Sarah Jean Seman
    "The product is good and people want it," President Obama said, touting his health insurance plan to an audience at DreamWorks Animation in November. Yet, for being such an illustrious product, the Obama Administration sure seems desperate for people to get on board. Here are 15 ways the White House, state exchanges, and supporters have tried to sell Obamacare. 2. Quickly followed by Hoe-surance: 3. With a "geek" selfie: These geeks are covered ... are you? #geeksgetcovered Send us your #getcovered stories http://t.co/MMo1RXlWK3 pic.twitter.com/b9BSAGU2hN — The White House OSTP (@whitehouseostp) March 13, 2014 4. With a message from Lebron...
  • Pelosi: Proud of Democrats for Being Proud of ACA

    03/15/2014 11:04:31 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 14, 2014 - 7:03 AM | Susan Jones
    “No, absolutely not,” Democrats should not shy away from supporting the Affordable Care Act, even though Democrat Alex Sink lost the special congressional election in Florida on Tuesday, says House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). Sink’s Republican opponent, David Jolly, campaigned against Obamacare, but that’s not a winning strategy for Republicans, Pelosi told a news conference Thursday. …
  • The White House Jumped the Shark Today[3/12/14]

    03/15/2014 10:12:14 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    Heritage ^ | 3/12/14 | Amy Payne
    Cultural trends are often said to “jump the shark” when they go too far and become laughable or obsolete. The White House is in this territory with its desperate—desperate—marketing of Obamacare. Today, Lance Bass—a member of the boy band *NSYNC, which was popular in the late 1990s and early 2000s—tweeted that he was “entering the White House to meet w the President to discuss health care reform.” He added a website address: “HealthCare.org.” Politically active Twitter users quickly mocked this high-level meeting and the fact that the pop star of yesteryear didn’t even know he was supposed to be pointing...
  • Sebelius Won’t Promise No More Obamacare Delays [“There are 37 changes to the law,”.....]

    03/12/2014 2:15:00 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 18 replies
    March 12, 2014 4:35 PM Sebelius Won't Promise No More Obamacare Delays By Josh Encinias “There are 37 changes to the law,” Republican representative Dave Reichert said today at a House Ways and Means Committee hearing, noting that HHS secretary Kathleen Sebelius had promised the American people during a Fox News appearance there would be no more changes to the law. “Can you make a promise to the American people that there will be no more delays to the so-called Affordable Care Act?” Reichert asked the secretary. Sebelius responded, “We will continue to put out regulations to the policies as...
  • Sebelius says mandate won't be delayed (Oops!!!!)

    03/12/2014 9:17:24 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 12, 2014 | Jonathan Easley
    The Obama administration will not delay ObamaCare's individual mandate or the March 31 deadline for enrolling in the new healthcare law, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Wednesday.Sebelius offered the assurance during testimony to the House Ways and Means Committee, where Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Tex.) noted the administration has made dozens of other changes or delays to the law. ADVERTISEMENT Given problems caused by ObamaCare's faulty website last year, Brady asked Sebelius directly if delays to the individual mandate or enrollment deadline were next.“No sir,” Sebelius responded on both counts.
  • CNN reports ObamaCare approval “rebounding” (Almost entirely among 'upscale' Americans)

    03/11/2014 7:56:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/11/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    This will undoubtedly appear in everyone’s timelines today as we approach the deadline to avoid the tax consequences of ObamaCare’s individual mandate. After several months of cratering in the polls, CNN reports today that its approval rating is “rebounding slightly.” How slightly? It doesn’t even get outside the margin of error — or crack the 40% mark: According to the poll, 39% of Americans say they support the health care law, up from 35% in December, a record low in CNN polling. The uptick of four percentage points is within the survey’s sampling error. Fifty-seven percent of those questioned say...
  • Democrats Are Getting Destroyed In Key Senate States

    03/04/2014 12:38:10 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 37 replies
    finance.yahoo.com ^ | 3/4/14 | Brett LoGiurato
    Republicans have a large, 8-point advantage among voters in states with Senate races, according to a new Washington Post/ABC News poll released Tuesday. Democrats hold a slight edge in the overall generic congressional ballot. But in the key battle for the Senate, Republicans lead the generic ballot by a 50-42 margin in states with a 2014 Senate race. Republicans need to pick up six seats in November to retake control of the Senate, something that could instantly make President Barack Obama a lame duck president of sorts in his last two years. Overall, 36 Senate seats are up in 2014:...
  • Pelosi Statement on the GOP’s 50th Vote to Repeal or Undermine the Affordable Care Act

    03/03/2014 3:22:55 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    The Idiot's Very Own Webpage ^ | 2/28/14 | Pelosi Galore
    **SNIP** “The House Republican agenda feels like déjŕ vu all over again. As if the first 49 votes were not enough to satisfy the Republican fixation on undoing health reform, the Republican leadership is prepared to make yet another attempt – their 50th try – to repeal or undermine the Affordable Care Act. Americans deserve better. “On the same day that Republicans gathered to discuss an alternative to the health care law, five years later, the proponents of repeal still can’t help themselves. This latest Republican proposal would drive up premiums for millions of Americans. All the while, Republicans ignore...
  • Barack Obama: You can call it ‘Obamacare’

    02/17/2014 8:04:08 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 26 replies
    Barack Obama: You can call it ‘Obamacare’ By: Jose DelReal February 17, 2014 09:38 AM EST It may not be polling well, but President Barack Obama isn’t too worried about the Affordable Care Act’s nickname, Obamacare, or the health care law’s impact on his legacy. “I like it. I don’t mind,” the president told former NBA star Charles Barkley in an interview that aired Sunday about the term Obamacare. “And I tell you, five years from now, when everybody’s saying, ‘Man, I’m sure glad we got health care,’ there are going to be a whole bunch of people who don’t...
  • Obama to Uninsured "Get PamPURRED;" President Uses Cats, Pun to Pitch ObamaCare, "Adorable Care Act"

    02/14/2014 10:08:52 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 17 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 2/14/14 | Aurelius
    For those uninsured, apparently the thing that was keeping them from getting health insurance was the fact that President Obama did not make a cat-pun in order to pitch the Affordable Care Act. Or, as the President likes to call it, the "Adorable Care Act." On President Obama's personal (and verified) Twitter account, the Commander in Chief posted a picture of kittens. To the right of the kittens, a text box reads: "Treat yourself right this Valentine's Day. Get pamPURRED with health care. ADORABLE CARE ACT" There are also hearts on the card. Here is a screen shot from the...
  • An Orwellian Nation of Obamathink

    02/13/2014 4:58:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 13, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The nightmare societies portrayed in the George Orwell novels "1984" and "Animal Farm" gave us the word "Orwellian." That adjective reflects a vast government's efforts not just to deceive and control the people, but also to do so by reinventing the meaning of ordinary words while rewriting the past itself. America, of all places, is becoming Orwellian. The president repeatedly reminds the American people that under his leadership, the U.S. has produced a record level of new oil and natural gas. But didn't Obama radically curtail leases for just such new energy production on federal lands? Have the edicts on...
  • Why I'm Getting Sick of Defending Obamacare

    02/11/2014 7:23:09 AM PST · by upchuck · 72 replies
    National Journal ^ | Feb 11, 2014 | Ron Fournier
    It's getting difficult and slinking toward impossible to defend the Affordable Care Act. The latest blow to Democratic candidates, liberal activists, and naďve columnists like me came Monday from the White House, which announced yet another delay in the Obamacare implementation. For the second time in a year, certain businesses were given more time before being forced to offer health insurance to most of their full-time workers. Employers with 50 to 99 workers were given until 2016 to comply, two years longer than required by law. During a yearlong grace period, larger companies will be required to insure fewer employees...
  • Quinn teams up with the Onion in insurance pitch to 'young invincibles'

    02/11/2014 9:57:50 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 9 replies
    Crain's Chicago Business ^ | 02/10/2014 | kin Schorsch
    Gov. Pat Quinn is partnering with satiric news site the Onion to persuade young invincibles” to sign up for health care insurance — before it's too late under Obamacare. Beginning today, Onion Labs, the creative services division of Chicago-based Onion, will run banners ads on its website of a man forced to sell his action figures to pay his medical bills because he didn't buy health insurance, according to a statement today from Get Covered Illinois, the state's health insurance exchange.
  • Healthcare.gov Contractor (and Close Russian Ally) Belarus Built Malware RIGHT INTO Obamacare Code

    02/04/2014 3:28:29 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 26 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 04 February 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Remember when John McAfee warned us in November that anybody who signed up to the Obamacare site might have their bank account cleaned-out by hackers? The eccentric genius and former fugitive called the government website 'a hacker's wet dream', adding that there were 'NO safeguards' that would stop someone from starting a fake Obamacare website 'for a couple hundred dollars' that could 'empty your bank account' in hours.  McAfee added unambiguously that 'It's going to happen, and it's going to happen soon... nothing in the Obamacare system safeguards against this.'  And I thought he was just trying to sell...
  • Former Clinton aide to Pelosi: Apologize

    02/01/2014 7:18:56 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/01/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    “We’ve got to take ownership that we messed up,” former White House adviser Lanny Davis told Megyn Kelly last night, “and Nancy Pelosi should say that — we messed up.” Bill Clinton’s former aide and counsel in the impeachment fight joked at the beginning of this clip that he’d hoped for a fun segment with Kelly, but that Pelosi’s refusal to take responsibility for the consequences of the bill she shoved down the throats of Americans “is painful.” Was it ever: “Nancy Pelosi should say that — we messed up…We have to take ownership,” Davis said, indicating that admitting fault...
  • On PBS, David Remnick Praises Obama Administration As Scandal-Free, Pro-Science

    01/21/2014 1:51:15 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 21, 2014 | Paul Bremmer
    David Remnick of The New Yorker showed up on PBS’s Charlie Rose Monday night to discuss his long, mostly sympathetic profile of Barack Obama from the January 27 issue of the magazine. Near the end of the interview, Rose focused in on the president’s reported desire to be “big.” The host wondered, “[W]hat's his definition of 'big,' and does he believe in his deep recesses of his own mind that the chance of that has slipped away?” Remnick replied that no, Obama does not think his chance of being “big” has slipped away. The editor then rattled off a laundry...
  • Sebelius: Observe MLK Day by signing up for Obamacare

    01/20/2014 8:19:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 20, 2014 | Caroline May
    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is using the memory of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to encourage Americans to sign up for the troubled Obamacare system. “As we celebrate the inspirational life of Dr. King, please join us in this historic effort by helping your friends, neighbors, and loved ones get covered through the Marketplace,” Sebelius said of the observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Sebelius explained that King’s civil rights leadership extended to advocacy for the poor, and that he was concerned about health care inequality. “Dr. King memorably described inequality in health care as...
  • Spanish-language Obamacare website is written in 'Spanglish'

    01/13/2014 1:05:35 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 13, 2014 | Tom Howell, Jr.
    "..............The AP says the translations on so poor that many users feel they were computer-generated. The name of the site, CuidadoDeSalud.gov, can be litterally read as “for the caution of health.” One health navigator who works in Miami told the wire service that, if anything, the site is written in “Spanglish.”....
  • Pelosi to Reporter: It’s Not Obamacare, It’s The Affordable Care Act

    01/09/2014 2:59:14 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 73 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 1-9-2014 | Staff report
    Pelosi to Reporter: It’s Not Obamacare, It’s The Affordable Care Act BY: Washington Free Beacon Staff January 9, 2014 4:45 pm House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) retorted to a reporter’s question about slipping support for Obamacare at her Thursday press conference that it was called the “Affordable Care Act.”Pelosi has referred to the law previously as Obamacare, although she also told Meet the Press host David Gregory she’d “always” called it the Affordable Care Act during a contentious November interview.Full exchange:Q: The three “Obamacare” bills on the floor tomorrow in the House, some Democrats have indicated they might...
  • Matthews Previews Obama Interview: POTUS ‘A Brilliant Writer’ Who Turns

    12/03/2013 11:49:44 AM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 12/3/13 | Noah Rothman
    On Thursday night, MSNBC host Chris Matthews will sit down with President Barack Obama for an interview which will, in part, focus on the problematic roll-out of the Affordable Care Act. Matthews said that he intends to grill the president on this failure and contended that this incident was akin to “a brilliant writer” who, despite a “great theme,” turns in an essay full of technical flaws. “I’ll be talking about executive accountability and the strange way of this roll out, as it has occurred,” Matthews told MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell. “I think I would compare it, Andrea, to a
  • Obamacare reboot survives heavy traffic

    12/02/2013 6:57:48 PM PST · by madprof98 · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/2/13 | Paige Winfield Cunningham
    The new and improved Obamacare website struggled under heavy traffic loads on Monday, but still appeared to operate pretty much as the Obama administration has promised: Okay, but not perfect. After a weekend of final, intensive fixes, officials unveiled a somewhat repaired HealthCare.gov on Sunday and promised that it will work well enough to serve the Americans who want insurance exchange coverage by New Year’s.
  • October 26, 2011: Who Coined 'Obamacare'? (Free Republic mentioned)

    12/01/2013 7:29:09 PM PST · by South40 · 97 replies
    The Wire.com ^ | October 26, 2011 | ELSPETH REEVE
    House Democrats are blocking their Republican colleagues from using Obamacare in letters mailed on the taxpayer's dime to voters, but who made up the term in the first place? Lots of people are asking this question, getting answers like "Certainly a republican, potentially Glenn Beck" and "I am about 80% sure it was Rush Limbaugh" and "Hillary Clinton's campaign coined Obamacare." Iowa Rep. Steve King claimed President Obama himself made it up. Free Republic posters want to claim credit. Lots of liberals suspect an insidious plot by Fox News. But the answer appears to be: a lobbyist.
  • HealthCare.gov team claims victory: 'We have met the goal'

    12/01/2013 7:02:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 107 replies
    THE HILL ^ | 12/01/2013 | Elise Viebeck
    The Obama administration claimed victory Sunday for making HealthCare.gov workable for the vast majority of users, a standard that will be tested as millions of people flood the site in the next three weeks. Sunday marked the passage of the administration's self-imposed deadline for fixing the broken ObamaCare enrollment website, which serves consumers in 36 states. The agency that oversees HealthCare.gov said "we believe we have met the goal" of making the system navigable for most people, but cautioned that more fixes lie ahead. "Dramatic progress has been made," the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) stated in a...
  • The Dishonest Selling of Obamacare

    12/02/2013 5:53:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 2, 2013 | Star Parker
    As we experience more of the unpleasant realities of the Affordable Care Act, Americans are questioning, finally, the forthrightness and honesty of their president in his selling of this law. As millions of individual health insurance policies are cancelled, it is transparent that the president distorted the truth when he told Americans, “ if you like your plan you can keep it.” But misrepresentation goes beyond how a particular feature of the law was sold. It also applies to the selling of what this whole law was supposed to be about. In a recent appearance at a synagogue in Dallas,...
  • CNN: Obamacare Website Crashes After December Relaunch (Video)

    12/01/2013 9:06:12 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 172 replies
    CNN via YouTube via Gateway Pundit ^ | December 1, 2013 | CNN Video on YouTube
    The Obama administration promised the healthcare.gov website would be fixed by today. The Obamacare reboot began with 11-hour website shutdown. That’s not all… Unfortunately there are still bugs and glitches. CNN reported this morning the website crashes during the signup process. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59VTIDjKDZ4
  • Provision in Obamacare Likely to Force Up Cost of Many Family Plans

    12/01/2013 8:45:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 1, 2013 | Mike Shedlock
    In an ongoing trend, unrelated to Obamacare, companies have been passing on more and more healthcare costs to employees. However, an ACA gotcha has impacted the way costs are passed on, with families taking a bigger hit than individuals at many companies. Please consider Companies Prepare to Pass More Health Costs to Workers. Many employers are betting that the Affordable Care Act's requirement that all Americans have health insurance starting in 2014 will bring more people into their plans who have previously opted out. That, along with other rising expenses, is prompting companies to raise workers' premium contributions, steer them...
  • NC Democrats: Too early to tell health care’s election impact (PLEASE change the conversation)

    11/30/2013 12:18:55 PM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    News Observer ^ | 11/30/13 | Renee Schoof
    Democratic leaders in counties across the state say they don’t think problems with the health care law will hurt their party or Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan’s re-election efforts next year – even as they work on a post-holiday game plan to change the conversation. **SNIP** Local Democrats haven’t done a lot to get their message out yet, but Campbell said it will be along these lines: “Why wouldn’t we want health care for everyone? Isn’t that a good thing? Yes, it’s complicated and yes it’s having problems launching. We hate that, and I’m ever hopeful it will start working better...
  • Tattering the Safety Net

    11/30/2013 6:12:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 30, 2013 | John C. Goodman
    Here is irony: the people who talk the most about the need for a social safety net (including the president himself!) are cheerleaders for a health reform that is going to shred it. How is that happening? By means of the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare). Through the Medicare and Medicaid programs, the federal government provides billions of dollars in subsides every year to hospitals that see a disproportionate number of patients who are poor and uninsured or who are on Medicaid. In both cases the result is the same: hospital revenues fall well short of the cost of care they...
  • Thanksgiving and Obamacare Don’t Mix

    11/29/2013 2:02:26 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 29, 2013 | Diana West
    When Thanksgiving 2013 is over, will Americans remember it as the holiday when the Obama administration body-snatched their friends and family and turned them into Obamacare robots? Maybe it happened to your own loved ones. Maybe Cousin Sue brought her favorite cranberry Jell-O mayonnaise salad but when she opened her mouth she sounded like Jay Carney on a roll. As for Uncle Al, there’s a reason he kept asking “Have you thought about signing up for health insurance on the new marketplace?” every time it was your turn at Scrabble. BarackObama.com told them to. Turning Thanksgiving into Obamacaring was clearly...
  • Obama Blames The GOP for The Mess He Has Created

    11/29/2013 1:52:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Donald Lambro
    Soon after President Obama told the White House press corps he was solely responsible for the botched Obamacare rollout, he decided to shift part of the blame on Republicans. A mea culpa can be hard to deliver in public when you are the kind of politician who thinks he never mistakes and rarely if ever apologizes for anything that went wrong. But Obama's apologies have a brief shelf life, and a few days later they had reached their expiration date. So at a gathering of business executives on Tuesday, Nov. 19, the president concluded that he had done enough...
  • Hail to The Panderer in Chief

    11/27/2013 7:53:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    "I'm not a particularly ideological person," President Obama told an audience of donors in Seattle over the weekend. He added (in Reuters' words) that "pragmatism was necessary to advance the values that were important to him." This is an old refrain of Obama's. As he said in his first inaugural, "The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether it works." "What works" is a cruel standard for the author of Obamacare, which may be one reason the White House has taken to scrubbing the sobriquet from its website and the...
  • White House Memo: Don’t Dare Call the Health Law ‘Redistribution’

    11/24/2013 6:03:39 AM PST · by Innovative · 35 replies
    NY Times ^ | Nov 23, 2013 | John Harwood
    These days the word is particularly toxic at the White House, where it has been hidden away to make the Affordable Care Act more palatable to the public and less a target for Republicans, who have long accused Democrats of seeking “socialized medicine.” But the redistribution of wealth has always been a central feature of the law and lies at the heart of the insurance market disruptions driving political attacks this fall. “Understand this is not a redistribution argument,” the president told his audience then. “This is not about taking from rich people to give to poor people. This is...
  • Oprah, Obama and the Racism Dodge

    11/20/2013 5:11:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 20, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    In Britain to promote her film "The Butler," Oprah Winfrey gave an interview to the BBC last week. Not surprisingly, she promoted her movie about race relations in the White House with comments about race relations and the White House. The BBC's Will Gompertz asked: "Has it ever crossed your mind that some of the treatment of Obama and the challenges he's faced and some of the reporting he's received is because he's an African-American?" Now there's a fresh take. Either Gompertz has been handcuffed to a radiator in someone's windowless basement for the last five years or, more likely,...
  • A Devastating Poll on Obama -- and Obamacare

    11/19/2013 4:35:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 19, 2013 | Michael Barone
    "The Affordable Care Act's political position has deteriorated dramatically over the last week." That, coming from longtime Obamacare cheerleader and Washington Post blogger Ezra Klein, was pretty strong language. And it was only Wednesday. That was the day after the release of a devastating Quinnipiac national poll. It showed Barack Obama's approval rating at 39 percent, with his disapproval rating at 54 percent -- sharply down from 45 percent approval and 49 percent disapproval on Oct. 1, the day the government shutdown began and healthcare.gov went into (limited) operation. Democrats hoped that Republicans would take a shellacking in public opinion...
  • Obamacare: Unaffordable and Incomprehensible

    11/17/2013 7:02:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 17, 2013 | Debra J. Saunders
    Chaos. "The whole mess has thrown the country, millions of people, the insurance market, into chaos," wrote Paul Palumbo, one of the million Californians who were notified that because of the Affordable Care Act, their Blue Shield plans would end Dec. 31. When the self-employed research analyst received the notice, he stopped paying his premiums because "they were dropping" him. The cheapest alternative he could find costs 61 percent more than his old premium and has a higher deductible. For now, he's waiting for the market to settle and rolling the dice. After President Barack Obama announced Thursday that he...