Archive | October, 2012

In Ohio, Obamacare to Increase Individual Insurance Premiums by 55-85%

In Ohio, Obamacare to Increase Individual Insurance Premiums by 55-85% Avik Roy With the Presidential election one week away, it’s worth reviewing how Obamacare will impact the residents of key swing states. In Ohio, as elsewhere, Obamacare will drive up the cost of private health coverage, especially for those who buy insurance on their own. […]

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ObamaCare Drives More Americans To The Public The Dole

SALLY C. PIPES:  The U.S. Census recently announced that the number of Americans without health insurance in 2011 fell for the first time in three years, to 48.6 million. That’s a decrease of 1.3 million from the 2010 figure. Sounds like good news. But a closer look at the data suggests that this drop is […]

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The REAL PROS of Obamacare

It’s almost impossible to turn on the news these days without hearing about Obamacare or its official title, the Affordable Care Act. Between those declaring it to be the worst thing since Hitler and those singing its praises, it can be very difficult to understand exactly what Obamacare is and what its benefits are. What […]

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The REAL CONS of Obamacare

The Cons of Obamacare There is no question that if you’re looking for a polarizing piece of federal legislation, you don’t need to look any further than the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare. People on every side of the aisle are either praising this landmark legislation or cursing the day this legislation was […]

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Why Is Healthcare So Expensive

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Biden: Planned Parenthood ‘Under Law Cannot Perform Any Abortion;’ Planned Parenthood: We Did 985,731 In 3 Years

Planned Parenthood ‘Under Law Cannot Perform Any Abortion;’ Planned Parenthood: We Did 985,731 In 3 Years Terence P. Jeffrey (CNSNews.com) – Vice President Joe Biden said at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse on Friday that Planned Parenthood “under law cannot perform any abortion.” Planned Parenthood itself has published fact sheets indicating that it did 985,731 abortions […]

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Business Owners Battle Obamacare for Religious Freedom

Snipped from “Federal Court Aborts Contraception Mandate” “Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys obtained the first-ever order against the mandate on behalf of Hercules Industries and the Catholic family that owns it. The administration opposed the order, arguing, contrary to the U.S. Constitution, that people of faith forfeit their religious liberty once they engage in business.[...] http://www.theblaze.com/stories/federal-court-halts-contraception-mandate/ […]

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Obamacare’s Rhetoric vs. Its Reality

Robert J. Samuelson Just recently, the Internal Revenue Service issued an 18-page, single-spaced notice explaining how to distinguish between full-time and part-time workers under the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”). The difference matters, because the act requires employers with 50 or more full-time workers to provide health insurance for those workers. At the same time, no […]

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Catholic Bishops Call Biden A Liar On ObamaCare

ObamaCare: The leaders of the vice president’s church are calling him out for denying the Affordable Care Act’s threat to religious liberty and the institutions that provide needed social services.As we noted in our post-debate analysis, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) were not amused with Joe Biden’s other great debate lie — that […]

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ObamaCare’s Uncertainty Cripples States And Providers

GOV. BOB MCCONNELL AND REP. FRED UPTON – Without repeal or delay, the full implementation of ObamaCare is now less than 15 months away. Yet citizens and policymakers face a mounting level of questions, fears and frustrations. Unfortunately, the administration’s continuing silence on its plans leaves patients, states and Congress with more anxiety than answers […]

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Obama backs IPAB ‘death panel’ again, despite bipartisan support for repeal

‘What this is, is a group of health care experts, doctors, et cetera, to figure out, how can we reduce the cost of care in the system overall?’ Matthew Boyle DENVER — During Wednesday evening’s presidential debate, President Barack Obama repeated his support for the controversial Medicare Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) — often dubbed […]

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ObamaCare Threatens Minority Jobs

President Obama’s health-care plan was supposed to help uninsured minorities, but it’s actually hurting them. One restaurant chain after another is cutting full-time slots to avoid ObamaCare. Earlier this week, the owner of Red Lobster and Olive Garden announced it’s shifting to more part-time staff to offset the cost of complying with the new employer […]

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Poor, Middle Class Hit by Obamacare Mandate Tax

With campaign season in full tilt, Americans are being inundated with rhetoric regarding the various tax proposals touted by President Obama and Governor Romney. Given that these discussions usually involve paeans to the middle class and promises to keep their tax rates low, one tax in partcular has received surprisingly little attention: the “penalty” levied […]

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AARP Stands by as Obama Gets Mugged by Reality

The President’s erstwhile ally in the Obamacare debate says it doesn’t want to get involved. During last week’s presidential debate, realizing that he was taking a beating on the Medicare solvency issue, Barack Obama issued the following cri de coeur: “AARP thinks that the savings that we obtained from Medicare bolster the system, lengthen the […]

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Obamacare Robs Medicare of $716 Billion to Fund Itself

Last week, a new Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report updated the amount of money Obamacare robs out of Medicare from $500 billion to a whopping $716 billion between 2013 and 2022. According to the CBO, the payment cuts in Medicare include: A $260 billion payment cut for hospital services. A $39 billion payment cut for […]

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Informed Independents Cool to ObamaCare

Presenting facts about even popular aspects of the health-care law had a side effect: increasing support for Mitt Romney. Just a few days ago, the conventional wisdom about the presidential campaign was beginning to take hold: Mitt Romney’s candidacy had failed to catch fire, and Barack Obama’s re-election was almost certain. Wednesday’s debate upended that […]

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AARP to Obama: Don’t mention us again

President Obama invoked AARP to defend his health care law last night, prompting the influential group to release a statement telling him not to do that again. “While we respect the rights of each campaign to make its case to voters, AARP has never consented to the use of its name by any candidate or […]

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Death Panel Rattle:Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB)

Romney can move public opinion by further exposing Obamacare’s unelected board. Until two nights ago, most voters were largely unaware of the unelected 15 member Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) created as part of Obamacare. Mitt Romney can further capitalize on his adroit performance in Wednesday’s debate by focusing public attention on the power and […]

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Top Five Worst Obamacare Taxes Coming in 2013

Of the twenty new or higher taxes in Obamacare, below are the five worst taxes that will be foisted upon Americans for the first time on January 1, 2013. The Obamacare Medical Device Tax – a $20 billion tax increase: Medical device manufacturers employ 409,000 people in 12,000 plants across the country. Obamacare imposes a […]

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Medicare fines over hospitals’ readmitted patients

Andrew Breitbart’s – Big Government September 30, 2012 Medicare Fines Over Hospitals’ Readmitted Patients RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press WASHINGTON – If you or an elderly relative have been hospitalized recently and noticed extra attention when the time came to be discharged, there’s more to it than good customer service. Starting Monday, Medicare will fine hospitals […]

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