April 28, 2016

Largest health insurer in US drops out of almost all Obamacare exchanges

United Health, the nation’s largest health insurer, announced that they will be dropping out of all but “a handful” of state exchanges, citing huge losses. The Hill: The moves by United, the nation’s largest health insurer, have drawn attention for what they could indicate about the sustainability of ObamaCare as whole. But as the Obama […]

OBAMACARE BLEEDING OUT: Insurers warn losses unsustainable…

Health insurance companies are amplifying their warnings about the financial sustainability of the ObamaCare marketplaces as they seek approval for premium increases next year. Insurers say they are losing money on their ObamaCare plans at a rapid rate, and some have begun to talk about dropping out of the marketplaces altogether. “Something has to give,” […]

Primary care physicians becoming extinct partly due to Obamacare

An alarming report from the Association of Medical Colleges says America will be short a million doctors by 2025 and that the shortage of primary care physicians makes up a third of that number. We’re already feeling the effects of the shortage today. MarketWatch: Tasked with checkups and referring more complicated health problems to specialists, these […]

Florida Governor Signs Law Ending Funding To Clinics Providing Abortions

Florida Governor Rick Scott on Friday signed a law that cuts off state funding for preventive health services to clinics providing abortion and imposes abortion restrictions already being tested before the U.S. Supreme Court. Florida is among many states adopting new abortion laws as conservatives seek to chip away at the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark […]

Why the Little Sisters of the Poor Believe Obamacare Mandate Violates Their Religious Liberty

The Little Sisters of the Poor is a group of Catholic nuns who typically lead a quiet, dignified existence caring for the elderly poor. In the last few years, that quiet existence has been troubled by the constant court battles the group has been fighting over the Affordable Care Act’s so-called “contraceptive mandate,” which requires […]

The Times’ Biased Fact Check of GOP Critique of Obamacare

Once again The New York Times is peddling its own false narrative about Obamacare’s success, this time aimed at the Republican candidates. But while Margot Sanger-Katz claims to fact check Donald Trump, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), and Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), it is her own reporting that needs an additional check. After all, why didn’t […]

THE SHAME OF SUBSTANDARD CARE: SHADOW ECONOMIC CRISIS (Part 3)

It is rare that politicians step into the nightmare of shame that is today’s nursing home industry in an effort to protect the innocent and condemn an industry rife with greed and substandard care. “Nursing homes are rapidly becoming nothing other than legalized scams…a place to ‘warehouse’ the elderly, suck away their money, treat them […]

Obamacare Will Bankrupt the U.S.

One topic of conversation in the Republican race for the White House has been whether President Obama has been incompetent, or actually knows what he’s doing. On the matter of Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Obamacare, self-declared socialist Professor Gerald Friedman seems to agree […]

FDA AND THE SPREAD OF BRAIN DISEASES: SHADOW ECONOMIC CRISIS (Part 2)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), charged with the mandate to protect the public’s food supply, openly admits its liability in the deaths of Americans, mostly in the form of heart attacks. That is far from the full story. What the giant government agency hides is its culpability in the recent rise in brain […]

“We Will Raise Taxes, Yes We Will” Bernie Sanders

We’ve gone all the way from “Yes, we can” to “We will raise taxes, yes we will.” But that’s the medium stage of socialism. It begins with inspiration, continues on to highway robbery and ends somewhere in a gulag. Forward! “We will raise taxes, yes we will,” Sanders said at CNN’s Democratic town hall in […]

EPIDEMIC OF DEMENTIA: SHADOW ECONOMIC CRISIS (Part 1)

Anger builds at a government spending large in Washington using American’s tax dollars to become the world’s caretaker while abandoning its own people in need. Can America’s middle-class save itself, its families, and its elderly while being forced to financially support burgeoning groups of global dependents who seek America’s health care and welfare dollars? The […]

Obama Vetoes Paul Ryan Bill Defunding Planned Parenthood and Repealing Obamacare

President Obama announced today that he vetoed legislation sent to his desk from the Republican led Congress that would repeal Obamacare and defund Planned Parenthood. House speaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)56% explained that it was an important step for Republicans to show voters that they could come together on a bill offering an alternative to […]

BREAKING: House Passes Senate’s Obamacare Repeal Bill, 240-181

UPDATE: Congressional Republicans have passed legislation to repeal Obamacare for the first time. President Obama will veto the measure, but the symbolism — this can be done with a Republican president — is significant. A major campaign promise kept. **Original Post** Later today, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives is expected to pass legislation that emerged last […]

ObamaCare Devastating Poor Families’ Incomes–Even with Subsidies!

A new study from the Urban Institute finds lower income Americans paying 10-20 percent of their income on ObamaCare health benefits. These high costs come after generous federal subsidies covering premiums for individuals making up to $55,000 a year are considered. Of course, the least healthy are paying even more of their income for ObamaCare, providing […]

SCAMMING ALZHEIMER’S

Swindlers, scammers, and quacks fill the Internet. During times of desperation cons are quick to manipulate the vulnerable with fraudulent promises. Normally one dismisses them by thinking buyer beware and hoping that the gullible will not succumb to the hokum being plied to seduce the unwary. The worst of the worst are the vermin that […]

300,000 CASES OF CHAGAS REPORTED IN U.S.

A hazardous insect from Latin America known as the triatomine bug, or “kissing bug,” has found its way to more than half the United States, serving as a reminder that a porous border lets in more than just human beings. “We have a border security problem, no question about that, and part of the border […]

Senate votes 52-47 to gut key parts of Obamacare

The Senate approved a bill Thursday that would gut much of the Affordable Care Act, marking the first time both chambers of Congress have voted to repeal President Obama’s signature health care law since it became law five years ago. The bill passed by 52-47 but will not head to the president’s desk yet. While […]

Obamacare Heading for Life Support

The misbegotten mess known as the Patient Deflection and Unaffordable Care Act is really starting to collapse: Humana said it will discontinue several products offered on government-run exchanges under the Affordable Care Act, impacting about 100,000 individuals currently covered by the insurer’s plans across the country. The move, disclosed this morning in the company’s third-quarter earnings […]

Doctors, Hospitals Say ‘No’ to OBAMACARE Plans

Government health officials worked diligently this year to improve consumer experience on Healthcare.gov and make sure people know what they are getting for their money when they pick health insurance. But one thing is out of the government’s control: whether doctors and hospitals will agree to accept patients who buy these plans. Surveys and data […]

‘Affordable:’ WH Confirms Steep 2016 OBAMACARE Premium Hikes

The Obama administration is finally admitting what industry experts and state-level actuaries have been forecasting for months, based on factors such as underperforming bailout-style programs (expiring after next year) designed to artificially hold down rates, sicker-than-expected risk pools, and stagnating enrollment projections. The Wall Street Journal reports: The Obama administration said many consumers will see noticeable premium increases when […]

House Approves Bill That Dismantles Parts of OBAMACARE, Defunds PLANNED PARENTHOOD

The House approved a budget reconciliation bill Friday that would repeal portions of Obamacare and cut federal funds to Planned Parenthood for one year. The legislation, called the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act, was passed in a 240-189 vote. One Democrat, Rep. Collin Peterson of Minnesota, voted in favor of the bill, and seven Republicans voted against it. […]

House passes partial OBAMACARE repeal

The House voted along party lines on Friday to approve a budget reconciliation bill that would repeal parts of ObamaCare and halt federal funding for Planned Parenthood. Only seven House Republicans voted against the partial ObamaCare repeal bill, though it has become a target of opposition from 2016 presidential candidates Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and […]

Are We Really Stuck with OBAMACARE?

On September 15, former Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius spoke in Kansas City at the annual luncheon of the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City (website). The speech didn’t seem to get much attention, so I called the CEO of the foundation for a transcript or video, but she said there aren’t […]

OBAMACARE: Proof That Democrats Will Tax the Middle Class

At the first Democratic presidential debate, candidates promised to expand government benefits — from tuition-free college to paid maternity leave programs. How to pay for these new benefits? Simple, they say, just tax the wealthy. That idea may be a winner with the Democrats’ base, but the problem is that the math simply doesn’t work. […]

9 million fewer people uninsured since Obamacare

Nine million fewer people lacked health insurance in the first year Obamacare coverage became available for them, new data from the U.S. Census Bureau says. Before the Affordable Care Act’s insurance marketplaces opened, about 13.3 percent of Americans lacked health coverage. But after plans became available in the marketplaces for those without employer-sponsored coverage, the […]

Ninth Undercover Planned Parenthood Video Features Graphic Abortion Details

A pro-life, medical ethics group has released the ninth video in its ongoing undercover series purporting to show the sale of aborted fetal body parts, with one secretly recorded subject seemingly alleging that some clinic staff in the past were potentially compensated for exclusive access to tissue procurement. Cate Dyer, founder of StemExpress, once worked […]

Hillary Clinton Speaks Out on Undercover Planned Parenthood Videos – [Video]

At a campaign event in Greenville, South Carolina, Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton defended Planned Parenthood, which has been criticized for the contents of two undercover videos that show Planned Parenthood officials discussing selling organs and body parts from abortions. This was the first time Clinton commented on the videos, over a week after they […]

America’s Obamacare Nightmare Is Just Beginning

Today the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the federal government could continue to subsidize health-insurance coverage through Healthcare.gov, the federal exchanges. An ecstatic President Obama declared that Obamacare is “here to stay.” No, it’s not. A judicial victory doesn’t automatically translate into a political victory, let alone a policy success. Once they’ve quaffed their celebratory […]

Roberts Court Tortures Law to Save Obamacare…Again!

On Thursday, the Supreme Court released its long-awaited decision on Obamacare’s IRS subsidies under federal health insurance exchanges. And, as expected, the Court rewrote the statute to help President Obama’s signature law. With each passing day of Supreme Court decisions, conservative principles begin to feel more and more like the survivors of the Scream films: […]

Roberts Gets It Wrong Again

The Affordable Care Act was drafted with extraordinary carelessness given its importance, and conservatives who say that the Obama administration has implemented it contrary to its plain meaning have strong arguments. So opined six justices of the Supreme Court, including its most liberal members, in King v. Burwell. That is, unfortunately, the best thing about […]