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  • Barack Obama: ‘We Didn’t Have a Scandal that Embarrassed Us’ in My Presidency

    02/27/2018 7:56:43 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 120 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 27, 2018 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    Former President Barack Obama denied that his administration had any scandals that embarrassed him or his team. It is unclear why Obama clarified that there were no scandals “that embarrassed us.” “There were mistakes,” he admitted. “We’d screw up, but there wasn’t anything venal during eight years. I know that seems like a low bar, but you look at the presidency; that’s no small thing.” Conservatives remember the Obama years differently, citing the Fast and Furious scandal, the IRS scandal, wiretapping journalists, the terror attacks in Benghazi, delivering pallets of cash to Iran, and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s...
  • Paul Ryan calls out John McCain for torpedoing ObamaCare repeal: Exclusive

    02/13/2018 5:57:43 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 2/13/18 | By Julia Limitone
    House Speaker Paul Ryan, saying entitlement reform is essential to limiting budget deficits, criticized Sen. John McCain on Tuesday for voting last year against the repeal of Obamacare. “The house has passed these bills, but John McCain said no instead of yes,” Ryan said during an exclusive interview with FOX Business’ Maria Baritromo on “Mornings with Maria.”
  • Maryland seeks to turn health care mandate into down payment

    01/09/2018 3:55:56 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 9, 2018 5:35 PM EST | Brian Witte
    Maryland lawmakers want to create an individual health care mandate at the state level — in response to Washington gutting it at the federal level — and turn it into a down payment for people to pay for health insurance. Supporters outlined the proposal Tuesday, a day before the Maryland legislative session begins, adding it could also work in other states to help keep insurance premiums from skyrocketing. The Maryland General Assembly is controlled by Democrats. The federal tax overhaul approved last month removed the federal penalty that was charged to people without health insurance. Under Maryland legislation, the state...
  • 26-year-olds face challenges as they fall off parents' health insurance

    12/14/2017 2:09:12 PM PST · by cdga5for4 · 95 replies
    CNN ^ | December 13, 2017 | Carmen Heredia Rodriguez
    Marguerite Moniot felt frustrated and flummoxed. Despite the many hours she had spent in front of the computer this year reading consumer reviews of health insurance plans offered on the individual market in Virginia, she still did not know what plan was right for her.
  • Late-night host Kimmel holds son, pleads for health care

    12/12/2017 4:50:33 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 12, 2017 3:57 PM EST
    Jimmy Kimmel held his baby son as he returned to his late-night show after a week off for the boy’s heart surgery. Kimmel was crying from the first moment of his monologue Monday night as he pleaded with Congress to restore and improve children’s health coverage, a cause he has championed since his son Billy was born with a heart defect in April. Billy needed one surgery just after his birth and had a follow-up operation last week. …
  • Pro-Trump states most affected by his health care decision [fakenews]

    10/14/2017 7:15:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 14, 2017 9:47 AM EDT | Christina A. Cassidy and Meghan Hoyer
    President Donald Trump’s decision to end a provision of the Affordable Care Act that was benefiting roughly 6 million Americans helps fulfill a campaign promise, but it also risks harming some of the very people who helped him win the presidency. Nearly 70 percent of those benefiting from the so-called cost-sharing subsidies live in states Trump won last November, according to an analysis by The Associated Press.The subsidies are paid to insurers by the federal government to help lower consumers’ deductibles and co-pays. People who benefit will continue receiving the discounts because insurers are obligated by law to provide them....
  • AG Ferguson sues to block Trump rules eroding contraception access

    10/10/2017 3:36:36 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 47 replies
    Attorney General Bob Ferguson ^ | Oct 9 2017 | Attorney General Bob Ferguson
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct 9 2017 Ferguson asks court in Seattle to declare new rules unlawfulSEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed a lawsuit in federal court to block the Trump Administration’s new rules undermining women’s access to contraception.The new rules would allow any company to deny coverage for contraceptive services to its female employees based on religious grounds. Additionally, certain types of organizations would also be able to deny this coverage on moral grounds. If allowed to go forward, President Trump’s rules could have a significant impact on the more than 1.5 million Washington workers and their dependents who receive...

    09/29/2017 4:03:10 PM PDT · by Thank You Rush · 16 replies
    Prayers were requested in August and answered for Sophia, daughter of FReeper lilyramone, a sick little girl. Good news. I'll post an excerpt from a recent email from her. She thanks everyone for their prayers and Glory be to God for the answers! :::Three days before we were to leave for Boston, Sophia's stroke team in Dallas scheduled a meeting with us. When I arrived I was shocked to hear every department (Neurology, Neurosurgery, Hematology, Pediatric Neuro-radiology, etc) told me they advised against the surgeries at this time. They told me she may need these surgeries in the near future...but...
  • Please ask what McCain WOULD vote for??????

    09/26/2017 10:55:49 AM PDT · by Moe-Patrick · 36 replies
    Self | 9-26-17 | Self
    A**clown!!!!!!! Somebody needs to ask that POS what he wants for obummercare. Get him on record.
  • Health benefit offers from small businesses keep vanishing

    09/19/2017 7:55:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 19, 2017 4:12 PM EDT | Tom Murphy
    Only half of America’s smallest businesses now offer health coverage to their workers because many say steady cost hikes have made it too expensive to afford a benefit that nearly all large employers still provide. The Kaiser Family Foundation said Tuesday that 50 percent of companies with three to 49 employees offered coverage this year. That’s down from 59 percent in 2012 and 66 percent more than a decade ago. “There’s just not as much money around for compensation, including benefits,” said Gary Claxton, a Kaiser vice president and lead author of the nonprofit health policy organization’s annual health benefits...
  • I watched my patients die of poverty for 40 years. It’s time for single-payer.(Barf alert)

    09/13/2017 3:25:05 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 65 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 13th September 2017 | David A. Ansell
    Sarai was 25 years old when she died of Wilson’s disease, an inherited disorder that causes liver failure. A liver transplant could have cured her, but she was uninsured and was denied an appointment at two prominent Chicago transplant hospitals, including my own. Sarai’s plight was brought to my attention when a local religious group held a hunger strike advocating transplant access for Sarai and other uninsured patients. When she died, her congregation marched seven miles, holding her photograph and lugging coffins emblazoned with her name, to launch a sit-in in front of Northwestern University Hospital. Her death certificate named...
  • Rep. Charlie Dent, Trump critic and leading voice of centrist GOP, to retire

    09/07/2017 5:22:15 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 39 replies
    Philly,com ^ | September 7, 2017
    Charlie Dent, the Allentown congressman who has frequently clashed with President Trump and become one of the most prominent national voices for centrist Republicans, will not seek reelection next year, he announced Thursday night.
  • Facing challenges, McConnell says 'that's the way it is'

    08/26/2017 6:34:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 26, 2017 9:11 PM EDT | Adam Beam
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says people should not be surprised by the challenges that come with governing, saying that’s the way it is in the U.S. President Donald Trump has criticized McConnell for the Senate’s failure to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama’s health care law. […] McConnell praised the Trump administration for his appointment of conservative judges while seeming to remind the president of where the power lies in getting those appointments to the bench. …
  • Drowning in debt, Connecticut faces budget crunch

    08/23/2017 5:59:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 23, 2017 | 7:28 AM | Hillary Russ
    Connecticut, home to hedge fund billionaires alongside cities mired in poverty, is racing against the clock to pass a budget or face further spending cuts to education and municipal aid across the state. Nearly two months without a budget, Connecticut is getting crushed by a burdensome debt load that has squeezed spending and amplified legislative discord. State lawmakers must agree on a biennial budget soon or else Governor Dannel Malloy’s executive order to slash state aid to municipalities and eliminate school funding for some districts will go into effect in October. The state faces a $3.5 billion deficit over the...
  • McConnell: 'America is not going to default'

    08/21/2017 7:30:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 21, 2017 4:23 PM EDT | Adam Beam
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says there is “zero chance” Congress will allow the country to default on its debts by voting to not increase the borrowing limit. McConnell’s comments came Monday during a joint appearance in his home state of Kentucky with U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. It was one of McConnell’s first public appearances since President Donald Trump publicly criticized him for failing to pass a repeal and replacement of former President Barack Obama’s health care law. McConnell did not mention Trump in his remarks, and he did not take questions from reporters after the event. But in...
  • McConnell to consider bipartisan plan to pay health insurers

    08/05/2017 8:22:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 80 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 5, 2017 4:54 PM EDT | Adam Beam
    A week after an attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act failed, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he’d consider a bipartisan effort to continue payments to insurers to avert a costly rattling of health insurance markets. McConnell told reporters Saturday there is “still a chance” the Senate could revive the measure to repeal and replace “Obamacare,” but he acknowledged the window for that is rapidly closing. The Kentucky senator noted Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee is working on “some kind of bipartisan approach” that would involve subsidies for insurance companies. Alexander recently said he will work with the...
  • New Account Claims McCain’s Obamacare Vote Intended As Payback For Trump

    08/02/2017 11:14:58 AM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 78 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 8/1/2017 | Jack Davis
    Posobiec said that after the vote, a staffer near McCain’s office heard McCain say, “Let’s see Donald make America great again now.”
  • McCain in Senate election debate says Obamacare has to be scrapped and Congress needs to start over

    07/30/2017 7:25:08 PM PDT · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 32 replies ^ | 10/10/16 | Howard Fischer
    PHOENIX — Incumbent John McCain found himself on the defensive Monday over the fact it took months for him to conclude that Donald Trump is not fit to be president.
  • Flake: Republicans who don't call Trump out are complicit (Barf)

    07/30/2017 5:07:08 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 79 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 30, 2017 | Mallory Shelbourne
    4 Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) on Sunday said that Republican leaders who do not call President Trump out are complicit. “I do think so,” Flake told CBS’s “Face the Nation” when asked if GOP leaders are complicit if they fail to call out Trump. “I think that you know, obviously the last thing you want to do is wake up every morning and see a tweet and think, ‘I just---‘ you know, it’s tough not to just say ‘I’m not going to respond.’ And we can’t respond to everything. But there are times when you have to stand up...
  • Hollywood Rejoices after Obamacare Repeal Defeated: ‘John McCain Put Country Over Party’

    07/28/2017 10:18:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 28, 2017 | Jerome Hudson
    Some of Hollywood’s biggest stars took to social media to celebrate and express their gratitude for the Republican senators who voted Friday morning against the so-called “skinny repeal” of Obamacare. “Great respect to @JohnMccain who put country over party,” comedian and actor Billy Crystal tweeted, thanking Senator McCain for putting “country over party” and voting against repeal.