May 23, 2015

Obamacare’s biggest failure

Obamacare's biggest failure

Health insurance and health care are two different things. America’s politicians, White House speechwriters, and way too much of the news media should be forced to write the above sentence 1,000 times. Because they just don’t seem to understand that getting millions more Americans signed onto to some kind of health insurance is absolutely nothing […]

ObamaCare’s Tax Shock Is Far Worse Than Predicted

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Health Reform: Providing still more evidence of how ObamaCare is “working,” most enrollees learned this year that they had to pay back a huge chunk of their insurance subsidies. So much for “affordability.” Back in January, H&R Block figured that about half of the 6.8 million people who were getting ObamaCare subsidies would owe some […]

One-Third Drop Obamacare in California

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President Obama led by example when he promised us that if we liked our doctor, we could keep him. And now the entire Obamacare regime is dedicated to being, as Mark Twain put it, “economical with the truth.” Of particular note is what is called Covered California from my home state. Sharyl Attkisson, of the […]

Florida governor says he’ll sue Obama over hospital money

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott said Thursday he is suing the Obama administration for withholding federal money for hospitals that serve the poor, saying they are doing so because the state won’t expand Medicaid. The announcement is another twist in what has been a gritty yearlong battle with the feds over roughly […]

ObamaCare’s Financial Crisis Is Fast Approaching

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Earlier this month, the Obama administration reversed course on spending cuts to the popular Medicare Advantage program. Instead of a nearly 1% cut in payments, private health insurers that offer Advantage plans to seniors would get a 1.25% boost. The turnabout hardly made news, which isn’t surprising since it was the third year in a […]

Obama Administration Plotting Adult Vaccination Mandates

Obama Administration Plotting Adult Vaccination Mandates

In collaboration with Big Business and special interests, the Obama administration’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is plotting a new program to track Americans’ vaccination records, wage a massive propaganda campaign to “encourage” more inoculations, and foist more controversial vaccines on adults against their will. Federal bureaucrats and crony capitalists set to profit […]

Americans Send 1.6 Million Letters to Congress to End ObamaNet

Americans Send 1.6 Million Letters to Congress to End ObamaNet

It’s been just one month since the Federal Communications Commission voted to regulate the internet, yet freedom-loving Americans are already inundating Congress with their complaints. On February 26, the FCC voted to alter the rules under Title II of the Communications Act in order to regulate our computers just like utility and phone companies. It is this […]

For Many Americans, Opposition To ObamaCare Has Become Personal

Obamacare 'designed' to close rural hospitals

ObamaCare is celebrating its fifth anniversary, but few Americas are cheering. The Real Clear Politics average of the latest major opinion polls about the health law shows that 52.5% oppose it and only 42% approve.  The 10.5% spread is identical to the average of polls taken when the law was signed five years ago.  Approval […]

5 Reasons Why On Its 5th Anniversary ObamaCare Still Sucks

5 Reasons Why On Its 5th Anniversary ObamaCare Still Sucks

Today is ObamaCare’s 5th birthday, the most partisan major law ever passed, and it was done so by a president using procedural tricks, lies so expansive the word “Nixonian” doesn’t do them justice, and  a complicit and corrupt mainstream media that protected rather than vetted it. Like most on the hard-left, President Obama doesn’t understand […]

Obamacare ‘designed’ to close rural hospitals

Obamacare 'designed' to close rural hospitals

The Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, is forcing many rural hospitals to close – just like it was meant to do, according to the former president of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons. “I think that’s what the ACA was really designed to bring about,” said Dr. Lee Hieb. “You can say […]

Obamacare Insurance Premiums Predicted To Rise 256% in July for 7.5 million Americans

Obamacare Insurance Premiums Predicted To Rise 256% in July for 7.5 million Americans

NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Orit Pennington purchased health insurance through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) federal marketplace, because the state in which he lives, Texas, is one of 34 exchanges where the state didn’t form its own healthcare marketplace. Pennington, who owns a labeling and barcode software business, TPGTEX Label Solutions, was paying close to $750 […]

ObamaCare stinks even with subsidies

ObamaCare stinks even with subsidies

Last week’s Supreme Court arguments on ObamaCare struck me as a bit irrelevant, and not just because the case won’t impact New York. The case is about whether federal subsidies are actually legal in states that didn’t set up their own insurance exchanges — but the truth is, ObamaCare is a bad deal even with […]

The Startlingly Large Obamacare Consequenece That’s About to Hit Millions of Taxpayers

The Startlingly Large Obamacare Consequenece That's About to Hit Millions of Taxpayers

The official enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act, known better as Obamacare, came to a close on Feb. 15 and wound up handily galloping past reduced expectations. Before the start of this year’s open enrollment, the Department of Health and Human Services had forecast just 9.1 million enrollees would be signed up for health […]

Obamacare Is Punishing Working-Class Americans

Employees at Staples will soon get a little bit more vacation — thanks to Obamacare. Unfortunately, that time off will be unpaid — and in most cases, unwelcome. The retailer, which employs 85,000 people, has limited part-time work to 25 hours a week to avoid Obamacare’s fines for not providing insurance to those who work […]

How Obamacare Is Destroying Health Insurance

How Obamacare Is Destroying Health Insurance

The health insurance market is changing. And the changes are not good. Even before there was Obamacare, most insurers most of the time had perverse incentives to attract the healthy and avoid the sick. But now that the Affordable Care Act has completely changed the nature of market, the perverse incentives are worse than ever. […]

BREAKING: House Votes to Fully Repeal Obamacare, 239-186

BREAKING: House Votes to Fully Repeal Obamacare, 239-186

The Republican-controlled House of Representatives has just voted to repeal Obamacare in its entirety: House votes to repeal #Obamacare, 239 186. There were three GOP nays. All Democrats voted no. — Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) February 3, 2015 The comfortable margin comes courtesy of the GOP’s expanded majority following the 2014 elections, in which the party won […]

Millions of middle class Americans will remain uninsured despite Obamacare

5 Ways the Middle Class Is Getting Screwed

The good news from last week’s Congressional Budget Office report was that Obamacare will cost 20 percent less through 2019 than originally expected. That’s in  part because medical inflation has slowed more than the CBO anticipated back in 2010 when the law went into effect. But the report had bad news too.  Fewer people are […]

CBO Now Says 10 Mil Will Lose Employer Health Plans Under ObamaCare

CBO Now Says 10 Mil Will Lose Employer Health Plans Under ObamaCare

  Health Reform: The Congressional Budget Office now says ObamaCare will push 10 million off employer-based coverage, a tenfold increase from its initial projection. The “keep your plan” lie just gets bigger and bigger. The latest CBO report is supposed to be a big win for the Obama administration because the projected costs are 20% […]

CBO Report: Obamacare to Cost Government $50K Per Person

A bombshell report from the Congressional Budget Office reveals that it will cost the federal government $50,000 for every person who gets health insurance under Obamacare law. According to the Daily Mail.com, the astounding figure was “buried” in a 15-page section of the nonpartisan organization’s budget forecast for the next 10 years. The CBO said […]

Top Obamacare Chief Resigns In Wake of Phony Figures Fiasco

Top Obamacare Chief Resigns In Wake of Phony Figures Fiasco

Embattled Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Marilyn Tavenner is resigning her post overseeing Obamacare just months after she admitted that the Obama White House’s highly publicized 8 million Obamacare enrollment figure was inflated by at least 1.3 million. “The mistake we made is unacceptable,” said Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell. “I […]

Harvard Faculty Revolts Over Obamacare Cost Increases

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The New York Times reports that faculty members voted unanimously in November to oppose a slight increase in out-of-pocket costs Harvard proposed for the plans. The university administration cited the need to confront the “added costs” caused by Obamacare provisions. Despite the protests, the university enacted the increase in January. That hasn’t stopped faculty from waxing apocalyptic […]

How The Affordable Care Act Forced Me To Become Uninsured

This is the story of how a professional health economist, who knows all ins and outs of health insurance, ended up becoming involuntarily uninsured as a direct result of the Affordable Care Act. I am self-employed, and I have several significant pre-existing conditions. In other words, I’m just the sort of person who supposedly couldn’t […]

Obama’s Anti-Second Amendment Surgeon General Nominee Confirmed By The Senate

Obama's Anti-Second Amendment Surgeon General Nominee Confirmed By The Senate

In a last minute move before the end of the 2014 lame duck session, Senate Democrats confirmed President Obama’s rabidly anti-Second Amendment surgeon general nominee, Dr. Vivek Murthy, late Monday night. Murthy, a 36-year old physician, was approved 51-43 as the nation’s top doctor despite opposition from the GOP for his support of gun control […]

Gruber’s Pathetic Congressional Testimony

Gruber’s Pathetic Congressional Testimony

An old Soviet joke had men carrying briefcases marching alongside tanks and soldiers in a Kremlin parade. “Why are those men in a military parade?” a boy innocently asks his father. He replies, “Those are the economists. They are the most dangerous of all.” MIT economist Jonathan Gruber’s factually impoverished testimony on Obamacare didn’t get […]

Seven More States Join Suit Against Obama’s Amnesty Bringing Total To 24

Seven More States Join Suit Against Obama's Amnesty Bringing Total To 24

Seven states joined Texas’s lawsuit challenging President Obama’s executive amnesty plan this week, brining the total number of states on the suit to 24. “More than 20 states hav Seven states joined Texas’s lawsuit challenging President Obama’s executive amnesty plan this week, brining the total number of states on the suit to 24. “More than […]

ObamaCare: Gruber apologizes but White House still lying about health care law

ObamaCare: Gruber apologizes but White House still lying about health care law

Tuesday, Jonathan Gruber, the MIT economist caught repeatedly on video calling the American public “stupid” and claiming deception was essential to pass ObamaCare was dragged before the House Oversight Committee for a grilling. But he was a stand-in for the real culprit: President Obama. Lying about the health law originated at the top. In 2008, […]

Exclusive: House GOP Leaders Trick 216 House Republicans into Accidentally Supporting Obama’s Executive Amnesty

Exclusive: House GOP Leaders Trick 216 House Republicans into Accidentally Supporting Obama's Executive Amnesty

In a lengthy interview on Friday afternoon, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) exposed how House Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Majority Whip Steve Scalise strengthened President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty with procedural trickery former Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber would envy—and they did it all in the name of pushing […]

Obamacare’s Destruction of Primary Care Doctors Continues

Obamacare's Destruction of Primary Care Doctors Continues

Before Obamacare was pushed through Congress in 2010 by Democrats unwilling to consider opposition voices to the legislation, conservatives and doctors repeatedly warned the bill would destroy the ability for physicians to properly function inside a government controlled system. Those warnings went unheeded and now patients and those in need of medical care are experiencing […]

Abandon Ship: Another Democratic Senator Admits Obamacare Was a Mistake

Abandon Ship: Another Democratic Senator Admits Obamacare Was a Mistake

First came this frank and stunning analysis from Chuck Schumer, an evidently disgruntled member of Senate Democrats’ leadership team. Now Iowa’s Tom Harkin — one of the ignominious 60 ‘yes’ votes for Obamacare who will be replaced by conservative Republican Joni Ernst in January — weighs in: He wonders in hindsight whether the law was made overly complicated to satisfy the […]

OBAMACARE OFFERS FIRMS $3,000 INCENTIVE TO HIRE ILLEGALS OVER NATIVE-BORN WORKERS

Obamacare offers firms $3,000 incentive to hire illegals over native-born workers

Under the president’s new amnesty, businesses will have a $3,000-per-employee incentive to hire illegal immigrants over native-born workers because of a quirk of Obamacare. President Obama’s temporary amnesty, which lasts three years, declares up to 5 million illegal immigrants to be lawfully in the country and eligible for work permits, but it still deems them […]