Archive | October, 2011

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Caving on Obamacare

Investor’s Business Daily Reform: Remember when Nancy Pelosi promised that Americans would fall in love with ObamaCare once it was the law of the land? Turns out barely half of Democrats now like it. The Kaiser Family Foundation has tracked public support for ObamaCare since the law was passed. It’s never been very popular, but […]

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ObamaCare Has Become the Great Unmentionable

Wall Street Journal OCTOBER 29, 2011 Less Popular All the Time ObamaCare has become the great unmentionable. Good policies are sometimes unpopular, and everybody knows that bad ones are too often very popular, which helps explain the habits of modern Washington. So it’s more than a little gratifying when the political class’s worst choices earn […]

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John Boehner

Boehner Rejects Democrats Debt Proposal

The Hill Russell Berman and Erik Wasson House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Thursday rejected a proposal by the Democratic members of the congressional supercommittee on debtreduction, declaring its $1.3 trillion in tax increases unacceptable. A majority of the six Democrats on the 12-member panel privately proposed a package that would cut the deficit by […]

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Repeal Health Law? It Won’t Be Easy

OCTOBER 29, 2011 LOUISE RADNOFSKY Every Republican presidential candidate has promised to repeal the Obama administration’s health-care overhaul. But despite full-throated criticism, it’s going to be hard for any of them to fulfill that pledge if elected. Despite their full-throated pledges to repeal the health overhaul law, no Republican presidential candidate is likely to fulfill […]

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GOP Says Obamacare Undermines Marriage

“The result of linking the tax credit to the federal poverty level is that two individuals who make between $61,600 and $91,200 in 2014 will not benefit from the tax credit if they decide to marry, but both individuals can qualify for the tax credit if they remain unmarried or if they decide to divorce,” […]

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Kathleen Sebelius

Shredding Kathleen Sebelius

Town Hall Michelle Malkin If a private health insurer had engaged in the kind of criminal obstruction that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has been tied to in her home state of Kansas, it would be a federal case. Instead, it’s a non-story in the Washington press. Nothing to see here. Move along. […]

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Democrats and Republicans

Bottom-line Issues Stall Republicans (GOP) Efforts to Pull Back Health Law

The Washington Times Senate Democrats turn from agenda Paige Winfield Cunningham Republicans scored historic gains in last year’s elections in part on their pledge to scrap the new health care law — but their passion for repeal has dimmed in the face of a split Congress and the difficulties of untangling the complex legislation. Dozens […]

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HHS Admits Nearly $5 Million Spent on Implementation of CLASS Act Prior to Abandoning Program

From the Office of Senator John Thune (R-South Dakota) Oct 26 2011 HHS Admits Nearly $5 Million Spent on Implementation of CLASS Act Prior to Abandoning Program WASHINGTON, D.C.–Senator John Thune today criticized the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) admission at a U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing that the Obama Administration […]

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We’d Like to Know a Little Bit About You for Our Files – Private Health Information Exposure

The American Spectator A new HHS regulation will create a government database of your private health information. David Catron 10.17.11 While armies of attorneys battle the Justice Department over Obamacare’s constitutionality, and politicians hold forth about their strategies for repealing and replacing the unpopular law, bureaucrats at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) […]

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Obama’s Health Care Gamble

Wall Street Journal JOSEPH RAGO October 25, 2011 The extremely big bet that the Justice Department—and presumably, the White House—is making on ObamaCare’s constitutionality. Cert petitions asking the Supreme Court to hear the various constitutional challenges to the Affordable Care Act could be distributed to chambers for consideration as early as this week. If they […]

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Wal-Mart: Every Day Low Benefits

Wall Street Journal Everyday Low Benefits Wal-Mart workers pay for the retailer’s ObamaCare embrace. When Wal-Mart endorsed President Obama’s health-care plan in 2009, CEO Mike Duke said it did so “to remove the burden that is crushing America’s businesses and hampering our competitiveness in the global economy.” That doesn’t seem to be working out too […]

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DOWNLOAD OBAMACARE BILL

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) is a United States federal statute signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010. The law (along with the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010) is the principal health care reform legislation of the 111th United States Congress. ObamaCare reforms certain aspects […]

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ObamaCare Starts to Unravel

Now that one of ObamaCare’s major new benefit programs has been scrapped, liberals are trying to make stone soup by claiming that the Obama Administration merely committed an act of “good government.” They claim that when this long-term care insurance program proved to be unworkable, the Administration conceded as much, and now it’s gone. So […]

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Medicaid Cuts

Obama Rules, Budget Woes Spur Medicaid Benefit Cuts

INVESTOR’S BUSINESS DAILY DAVID HOGBERG Critics who worried ObamaCare would lead to rationing may be seeing their fears realized sooner than they expected. Recently, Washington state changed its Medicaid program so that recipients may only go to the emergency room three times per year for “nonemergency” conditions. The initiative is expected to save about $72 […]

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Rep Tim Huelskamp

Medical Records Achilles Heel of Obamacare

The Daily Caller Rep. Tim Huelskamp, a Kansas Republican and a Tea Party Caucus member, is sounding the alarm over a proposed rule from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that would aggregate confidential patient information into a single government database. Huelskamp explained that one of his constituents alerted him to the proposed […]

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Supreme Court

Tax law could hinder quick high court ruling on health mandate

The Hill Sam Baker The nuances of the Supreme Court’s case on the healthcare reform law are beginning to come together, but a thorny procedural issue could still complicate the push for a quick and decisive ruling. By now it seems clear that the Supreme Court will probably take the case filed by 26 state […]

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