November 28, 2015

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 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, 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: it’s […]

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 […]

Confirmed: White House Lied About Jonathan Gruber’s Role in Developing ObamaCare

President Obama’s dismissal of MIT’s Jonathan Gruber as just “some adviser” he barely remembers, rather than a key architect of ObamaCare, has always been one of the flimsiest and most transparent lies told by this profoundly dishonest White House.Everyone knew Gruber was critical to ObamaCare, and when he was caught on tape high-fiving himself for […]

3 More Reasons To Get Rid Of ObamaCare, Hidden In The CBO Report

Forecasts: ObamaCare advocates tout a new Congressional Budget Office report saying that ObamaCare’s repeal would boost the deficit. But read the actual report. It tells a far different, more disturbing tale about this law. The report found that repealing ObamaCare lock, stock and barrel would boost the deficit by $353 billion. That was enough for […]

House Repeals Obamacare Medical Device Tax

The House of Representatives voted Thursday to repeal the medical device tax in Obamacare, an unpopular mandate opposed by lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle. Democrats joined Republicans 280-140. The House also voted in 2013 to repeal the tax. “Patients all across America are losing the ability to access the highest quality care […]

Hospitals Are the Latest Victims Of ObamaCare’s False Promises

Broken Promises: President Obama recently claimed that ObamaCare is working even better than anticipated. That would be a tough sell to all those hospitals that thought the law would help them make ends meet.In the Supreme Court’s ObamaCare ruling in 2012, which upheld the individual mandate, the justices also ruled that ObamaCare couldn’t force states […]

Medical Expert: ‘The Power Of The Doctor Is Becoming Subsumed By The Government’

A doctor clutches a stethoscope. (Adam Berry / Getty Images News)As America hears of more doctors leaving the profession, the head of a patient-centered national health care organization based in St. Paul, Minnesota, sees both political parties in Washington making matters worse. “Huge things are happening under the surface that people don’t understand,” says Twila […]

The Verdict Is Already In; By Almost Any Measure, Obamacare Is a Failure

We haven’t heard much about Obamacare from the media lately (with the exception of Paul Krugman, who slips a paragraph into every other column — regardless of topic — to tell us how well it’s working). It’s as if both supporters and opponents of the health-care law are holding their collective breaths as they wait […]

Obama boasts Obamacare is ‘reality’ in U.S. even as Supreme Court ruling looms

President Barack Obama speaks at the Catholic Hospital Association Conference about healthcare reform, Tuesday, June 9, 2015, at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)Weeks before a major Supreme Court ruling that could kneecap his signature achievement, President Obama defended his health overhaul Tuesday as an historic achievement that will lift up […]

Why Obamacare Penalties in 2016 Will Be the Worst Yet

One of the most hated aspects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, has been the provision that imposes penalties on those who choose not to get qualifying health care coverage. For years after its provisions became law no one saw Obamacare penalties in action, but when Americans filed their […]

Hawaii abandons troubled state ObamaCare exchange

To view this page ensure that Adobe Flash Player version 10.2.0 or greater is installed. Hawaii is taking its troubled ObamaCare insurance exchange off life support, the governor’s office announced Friday, the latest addition to a growing number of state exchanges forced to close after operations became unsustainable. The once-highly praised Hawaii Health Connector has […]

ObamaCare Is Getting Less Affordable By The Minute

Health Reform: So much for the “affordable” part of the Affordable Care Act. Looks like ObamaCare premiums will rocket next year while sky-high deductibles make it too costly for many to see the doctor. Last Monday, IBD’s Jed Graham broke the news that big insurers in six states “are seeking to raise rates an average […]

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

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

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 Daily […]

Florida governor says he’ll sue Obama over hospital money

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

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

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

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 […]