Archive | July, 2012

A Supreme Win for Women: The Crucial Benefits of Obamacare

by Jessica Arons Jun 28, 2012 7:00 PM EDT Thanks to Obamacare, women can’t be charged 150 percent more than men for insurance, can’t be penalized for having had a C-section—and can count birth control as preventive care.   Women have much to celebrate in today’s historic Supreme Court ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act—starting […]

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ObamaCare is Already Proving to be Unworkable in States Practice.

Wall Street Journal July 31, 2012 ‘Exchange’ for the Worst   Democrats promised that health-care reform would be a smooth exercise in expert planning, but so far its “implementation” has been as anarchic and improvisational as the Affordable Care Act’s passage. Yet amid the mayhem, there’s a chance to mitigate some of the damage. On […]

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How Congress will put its new taxing powers to good Democratic use.

The American Spectator July 30, 2012 The Obamacare Decision and Its Electoral Consequences How Congress will put its new taxing powers to good Democratic use. Jack Park How would you like our federal government to tell you to install new energy-efficient windows or make your next new car a Volt? The Obamacare opinion gives Congress […]

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Rep. Schakowsky ‘Unaware’ Obamacare Reg Requires Offering Free Sterilization to Teens

Elizabeth Harrington (CNSNews.com) – Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D.-Ill.) said she was “unaware” that the preventive services regulation that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has issued under the Obamacare law requires health care plans to offer free sterilizations to girls as young as their teens. However, back in March, Schakowsky did acknowledge that the […]

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Obamacare Falls Short of Promises to Uninsured

The Heritage Foundation July 25, 2012 Amy Payne Two new reports out yesterday continue to knock down President Obama’s promises about Obamacare: his “If you like your plan, you can keep it,” and the promise to significantly shrink the ranks of the uninsured. According to a new study from consulting firm Deloitte, almost one of […]

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CBO: Obamacare to Cover Millions Fewer Than Before Supreme Court Decision

The Heritage Foundation July 24, 2012 Kathryn Nix Earlier today, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released an updated cost estimate for Obamacare that showed that the law will cost less over 10 years than last predicted—because fewer people will be covered. Now, although Obamacare spends more than $1 trillion, CBO predicts it will leave 30 […]

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Could ObamaCare Make The Uninsured Problem Worse?

Investor’s Business Daily JOHN MERLINE When President Obama was selling health reform, he often talked about providing universal coverage. But a Congressional Budget Office report out this week finds that goal getting more elusive. The report found that despite ObamaCare’s $1.2 trillion price tag, it would only cut the ranks of the uninsured in half, […]

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IRS Illegally expands tax credits

The IRS Illegally Expands Obamacare Tax Credits

The American Spectator July 23, 2012 David Catron Recently I wrote that the states could kill Obamacare by refusing to implement its insurance exchanges. This strategy would be effective because the survival of PPACA depends on the ability of Beltway bureaucrats to dole out its tax credits and subsidies, but the law stipulates that all […]

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FTC Warns of Consumer Scam Involving SCOTUS Obamacare Ruling

Pajamas Media July 15, 2012 I’ve gotten a couple email scams on this already, but the FTC is warning about scammers soliciting your personal information over the phone. You might think it impossible that anyone would fall for a scam like this, but thousands will. Most of the victims are the elderly, but others are […]

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Thanks to Obamacare, Small Businesses Plan on Eliminating Jobs Before 2014

Town Hall July 18, 2012 Kyle Bonnell Obamacare’s employer mandate has small businesses scrambling to reduce their workforce in anticipation of the law’s implementation in 2014. Under the employer mandate, businesses with 50 or more full-time employees have to provide coverage or pay a $2,000 penalty for every worker minus the first 30. Growing businesses […]

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Judge Rejects States’ Lawsuit Challenging Obamacare Contraception Manda

CNSNews July 18, 2012 GRANT SCHULTE Associated Press LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Seven attorneys general trying to block the federal health care law’s requirement for contraception coverage saw their lawsuit dismissed Tuesday by a federal judge who said they didn’t have standing to file it. U.S. District Court Judge Warren K. Urbom ruled that the […]

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No, Professor Gruber, Obamacare Won’t Boost the Economy

The American Spectator July 16, 2012 The father of PPACA peddles piffle about the economic impact of his progeny. David Catron George Orwell is often credited with writing, “Some ideas are so stupid that only intellectuals believe them.” As it happens, Orwell didn’t pen those words. That much-used aphorism merely paraphrases a pithy but somewhat […]

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Could a missing word take down Obamacare (Affordable Care Act)?

The Washington Post Sarah Kliff Section 1401 of the Affordable Care Act is, on the surface, just as exciting as it sounds. It outlines in excruciating detail the eligibility requirements for an American to receive a tax subsidy to assist in purchasing health insurance. That’s at first glance, at least. Two experts who recently scoured […]

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Obama Snubbed Republican Health Plan Sponsors

Investor’s Business Daily July 13, 2012 Health Reform: President Obama and his media toadies scoffed at House Republicans’ vote to repeal ObamaCare, demanding, “Where’s their plan?” It’s already written into legislation. As a matter of fact, Republicans have introduced several bills that address all the problems with the health system — including covering the uninsured […]

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Cons of Obamacare

1. The largest tax increase in history — 21 separate tax increases and new taxes, 75 percent of which hit the middle class. $500 billion in total tax hikes. Examples: Individual mandate tax (2.5 percent of gross income). Employer mandate tax ($3,000 per employee). Investment income surtax (3.8 percent times interest, dividends, rents, capital gains, […]

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Senate Dems Kill Obama’s Tax Plan

Andrew Breitbart’s – Big Government July 11, 2012 Senate Dems Kill Obama’s Tax Plan Ben Shapiro In a shocking repudiation of President Obama’s “soak the rich” economic plans, Senate Democrats today blocked a vote on President Obama’s proposal to raise taxes on those earning more than $250,000 per year. Senate Republicans had proposed an immediate […]

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GOOD NEWS!: ** ObamaCare to Cost 3 Times More than First Thought

The Washington Free Beacon July 11, 2012 Menendez: Liar BY: Washington Free Beacon Staff Sen. Robert Menendez’s claims that President Obama’s health care reform provides $250 million in savings over its first 10 years and $1.2 trillion over its second decade have been rated “mostly false” by Politifact, a nonpartisan fact checking website. http://www.politifact.com/new-jersey/statements/2012/jul/11/robert-menendez/us-sen-robert-menendez-claims-health-care-reform-w/ “‘So […]

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‘Constitutional, But Not Wise’: House Strikes Down ObamaCare 244-185

FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 460 http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll460.xml Pajamas Media July 11, 2012 Democrats groused that the Republican effort is like “Groundhog Day,” but Cantor said everyone needed to be on the record post-SCOTUS. Bridget Johnson Less than two weeks after the Supreme Court upheld ObamaCare as constitutional [1], House Republicans sent a signal that […]

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The Entitlement State, Obamacare—and Zombies

Wall Street Journal July 10, 2012 The Entitlement State—and Zombies How to become a country, or a continent, of democratic serfs. BRET STEPHENS When is an economic crisis more than just an economic crisis? When is it also a political crisis? And when is it something else altogether: social, demographic, institutional, moral, intellectual—in short, civilizational? […]

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A State Revolt Against ObamaCare Emerges

Investor’s Business Daily July 10, 2012 A State Revolt Against ObamaCare Emerges Health Reform: After the Supreme Court’s ruling, President Obama declared ObamaCare “here to stay.” But a revolt is brewing among states that, if it continues, could cause key pieces of the misbegotten law to collapse. On Monday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry was the […]

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