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A Picture of Elliott V Orr Elliott V Orr
07/12/2014

Number of Uninsured Americans at all Time Low

The concept behind the Affordable Care Act was a simple one: create a healthcare system that provided health coverage to every person no matter their medical history, financial position and geographic location. Eventually and ideally, if the letter of the Obamacare law is carried out to the fullest, the percentage of people who are uninsured in the United States would… Read Full Article

A Picture of Abby Coleman Abby Coleman
07/12/2014

The Hobby Lobby Ruling and the Implications on the ACA

The Supreme Court returned a verdict in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. on June 30, 2014 and the Justices decided by a 5-4 ruling that Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. and other for-profit corporations who have specific religious objections to providing and paying for the costs of contraception devices in the insurance policies they offer their employees are exempt from… Read Full Article

A Picture of Alex Hitcherson Alex Hitcherson
07/12/2014

CA Passes Law That Exempts Businesses from Mandates Until 2016

California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill on July 7, 2014 that excused small businesses in California from complying with the employer mandate requirements under the Affordable Care Act for another year, until 2016. Under the original version of the Affordable Care Act, President Obama wanted the employer mandates to take effect in 2014. That deadline was pushed back until… Read Full Article

A Picture of Elliott V Orr Elliott V Orr
07/11/2014

Lawmakers are Drafting a Way Around Hobby Lobby Ruling

Democratic lawmakers are not going to sit back and delve on the possible ramifications of the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court ruling for too long because they have already proposed legislation that would address the issues created by the June 30th ruling. As a refresher, the Supreme Court returned a verdict on June 30 in the Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores,… Read Full Article

A Picture of Alex Hitcherson Alex Hitcherson
07/11/2014

Hobby Lobby Case Isn’t the Last Coming Down the Pike

Hobby Lobby VS. Obamacare On June 30, 2014, the Supreme Court of the United States returned a verdict in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. stating that for-profit corporations like Hobby Lobby are not required to pay for and provide contraception through the insurance policies that they fund for their employees because it violates the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The… Read Full Article

A Picture of Adam Weisshouse Adam Weisshouse
05/09/2014

Border States Driving to Mexico for Cheaper Healthcare

California Obamacare patients are finding it more affordable to drive to Tijuana, Mexico for health care treatment than to use their high-deductible Obamacare plans. Irma Montalvo tells USA Today seeing a Tijuana doctor only costs $15 and that she likes her Mexican doctor better. “She listens to me,” said Montalvo, a U.S. citizen who was born in Mexico, said in… Read Full Article

A Picture of Abby Coleman Abby Coleman
05/09/2014

Obamacare, Constitution’s Origination Clause was Broken

Obamacare, the Affordable Care Act is back in court, according to a Yahoo! News report on Thursday. President Barack Obama’s huge health care reform law which has had so much trouble getting passed and later enacted is now being challenged on terms of legality. The latest attack on Obamacare comes from a group which says Congress didn’t pass it legally… Read Full Article

A Picture of Adam Weisshouse Adam Weisshouse
04/09/2014

Want Health Insurance? TOO BAD..NO policies til 2015!

Latest ObamaCare surprise: Most won’t be able to buy health insurance until end of year Jim Angle There is yet another ObamaCare surprise waiting for consumers: from now until the next open enrollment at the end of this year, most people will simply not be able to buy any health insurance at all, even outside the exchanges. “It’s all closed… Read Full Article

A Picture of Alex Hitcherson Alex Hitcherson
03/31/2014

How Windfall Earnings Can Spoil Your Obamacare Subsidy

Question: I expect $45,000 in self-employed income for my family of four this year, qualifying me for substantial government subsidies through the Affordable Care Act exchange. What happens if my actual earnings are just as expected until Dec. 31, 2014, when I realize an involuntary capital gain because a company that I own a stake in gets bought out by… Read Full Article

A Picture of Charlotte Gilbert Charlotte Gilbert
03/31/2014

IRS Will Retroactively Bill You for Obamacare If Your Income Rises

Get this. Say you reported to the Obamacare exchange last month that your recent income is at a rate of about $50,000 per year. For a family of four that signs up just the two adults, Obamacare subsidies would be about $500 a month or $6K for the year. What happens if your income rises for some reason and you… Read Full Article

A Picture of Elliott V Orr Elliott V Orr
03/25/2014

Obamacare Horrors Stories Revealed

“There are plenty of [Obamacare] horror stories being told. All of them are untrue,” said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid not long ago on the floor of the Senate. Four years after the president signed the measure into law, there are, of course, many real stories of hardship under Obamacare. An extensive list of which is included at the end… Read Full Article

A Picture of Charlotte Gilbert Charlotte Gilbert
03/25/2014

March 31 is Cut Off for ObamaCare Registration

March 31 may be a significant – and very expensive – date in your life. Don’t know why? That is not unusual. Tens of millions of Americans do not, according to public opinion polls. By the end of this month, many people are required to be signed up for Obamacare health insurance. Failure to do so means paying a tax… Read Full Article

A Picture of Charlotte Gilbert Charlotte Gilbert
03/07/2014

Sex Changes for University of Illinois under Obamacare

University of Illinois trustees today approved a student health insurance plan for the Urbana-Champaign campus that will for the first time cover gender reassignment surgery, a benefit they approved for the Chicago campus last year. The trustees’ 8-2 decision came after about 20 minutes of discussion and followed public comments by two students and an employee who counsels the university’s… Read Full Article

A Picture of Elliott V Orr Elliott V Orr
02/07/2014

ObamaCare Deals Blow to Liberalism

SCOTT S. POWELL: Although unexpected, the unraveling of the Affordable Care Act may deliver a mortal blow to liberalism. At the very least, it presents a momentous opportunity for a majority of the American people to recognize that dependence on unaccountable government bureaucracies is a loser’s wager. Since failure is often the best teacher, the ObamaCare fiasco may well catalyze… Read Full Article

A Picture of Elliott V Orr Elliott V Orr
01/19/2014

Gun Permits Out Number Obamacare Applications in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD — In two weeks, nearly 22,000 Illinois residents have applied online for a permit to carry a gun, according to the State Police. But in the past three months, only 61,000 have selected an insurance plan through the state’s “Obamacare” website, according to numbers from the state. State Sen. Dave Syverson, R-Rockford, said when considering Illinois has been promoting… Read Full Article

A Picture of Charlotte Gilbert Charlotte Gilbert
01/19/2014

ObamaCare Gets Outsourced Amid Unemployment Crisis

President Obama spent $831 billion of taxpayer money on a stimulus plan for the economy. He gave nearly $50 billion in aid to GM to keep it afloat. He lost $500 million on energy company Solyndra. All in the name of saving jobs. Yet when it comes to his own signature initiative, the president doesn’t care about American workers. He’s… Read Full Article

A Picture of Abby Coleman Abby Coleman
08/16/2013

Forced Home Inspections Authorized under Obamacare

“Clearly, any family may be visited by federally paid agents for almost any reason.” Kent Brown and Rep. Rick Quinn discuss “forced” home inspections under Obamacare in the video below http://benswann.com/obamacare-provision-forced-home-inspections/ According to an Obamacare provision millions of Americans will be targeted. The Health and Human Services’ website states that your family will be targeted if you fall under the… Read Full Article

A Picture of Abby Coleman Abby Coleman
08/02/2013

‘Affordable Care Act’ will RAISE costs for parents of special-needs kids

President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, known as “Obamacare,” will make it more difficult for parents of special-needs children to pay for tuition at special schools and to purchase medical equipment, according to a new report. More than 30 million Americans place money into a pre-tax Flexible Spending Account (FSA) through their employers to help save emergency funds to pay for… Read Full Article

A Picture of Abby Coleman Abby Coleman
07/29/2013

The Case for Stopping ObamaCare Has Never Been Stronger

Health Overhaul: Republicans are fighting over a government shutdown when they should be telling a receptive public that if ObamaCare takes effect, the result will be massive taxpayer fraud and privacy violations. News accounts have focused on GOP threats to block any ObamaCare implementation funds in next year’s spending bills, even if that risks a presidential veto and a government… Read Full Article

A Picture of Abby Coleman Abby Coleman
07/26/2013

IRS Employees HATE Obama’s Crappy Health Care System

Every other story about Obama’s union pals and government employees demanding waivers from the health-care disaster they supported pale in comparison to this one. ObamaCare is all about expanding the power of the Internal Revenue Service – that’s the only promise it has actually kept, the only part of the 11,000-page program that’s actually working the way it was supposed… Read Full Article

A Picture of Abby Coleman Abby Coleman
07/26/2013

Define Irony: IRS Employees: We Don’t Want ObamaCare

IRS employees have a prominent role in Obamacare, but their union wants no part of the law. National Treasury Employees Union officials are urging members to write their congressional representatives in opposition to receiving coverage through President Obama’s health care law. The union leaders are providing members with a form letter to send to the congressmen that says “I am… Read Full Article

A Picture of Abby Coleman Abby Coleman
07/25/2013

States Start Selling Off Patient Data

Even before the Colorado legislature passed the All-Payer Database law and the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing turned your Medical Records for Salemedical records over to CIVHC, a private 501(c)(3), the Independence Institute warned that allowing states to routinely requisition medical records would compromise medical privacy (see this, this, and this). The problem is that medical records contain… Read Full Article

A Picture of Abby Coleman Abby Coleman
07/02/2013

LA Teachers Brainwash Kids on Obamacare

The story of LA teachers indoctrinating kids on ObamaCare goes national (Video) http://news.investors.com/politics-andrew-malcolm/070113-661975-fox-and-friends-andrew-malcolm-obamacare-teachings.htm Andrew Malcolm Secret sources across the country have leaked to us word that many of you skipped out of work early Friday for the last weekend in June. That’s between you and the NSA. But as a result, you may have missed our report on this clever… Read Full Article

A Picture of Abby Coleman Abby Coleman
07/02/2013

Obamacare is Lipstick on a Pig

It’s been one year since the Supreme Court decision that allowed Obama administration officials to begin implementing the Affordable Care Act, and the frequency and volume of reports about the challenges facing those reforms—and the difficulties they are visiting on those who were supposed to benefit from them—are increasing dramatically. Jeff Vernon, an employee of Scrambler Marie’s restaurant in Toledo,… Read Full Article

A Picture of Abby Coleman Abby Coleman
06/14/2013

Congress Cant Weasel out of Obamacare

During the course of the long, contentious and often under-handed battle to pass ObamaCare, Congress did do one honorable thing: it included the Grassley Amendment in the legislation that ensured that the government could not offer members of the House and Senate and their staffs any insurance plans but those created by the bill or those that were part of… Read Full Article

A Picture of Abby Coleman Abby Coleman
06/04/2013

Obamacare May Kill Part Time Jobs

Under ObamaCare, the 30-hour workweek may take a cue from the clumsy Dodo bird and disappear — due to clumsy regulation. If that sounds extreme, just consider: For a worker making $16 an hour for 29 hours per week, the 30th hour of work each week could cost an employer $112.15. In other words, ObamaCare could cost an employer as… Read Full Article

A Picture of Abby Coleman Abby Coleman
05/30/2013

Obamacare causes Insurance Cancellations…

WASHINGTON –  New health insurance rules under ObamaCare could lead to a host of personal insurance plans being canceled as early as this fall, a scenario expected to cause consumer confusion. Under the federal overhaul, those policies that cannot meet new insurance plan standards may be discontinued. This means individuals, and some small businesses, that rely on those plans will… Read Full Article

A Picture of Abby Coleman Abby Coleman
05/24/2013

42% Dont Know Obamacare Exists

Forty-two percent of Americans are unaware that Obamacare still exists. Even after the Supreme Court decision upholding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2012, even after countless media stories about the benefits already being experienced under Obamacare, nearly half of the population polled in this Kaiser Family Foundation poll still think it has been repealed. Why do people think Obamacare… Read Full Article

A Picture of Abby Coleman Abby Coleman
05/24/2013

Obamacare: Covering Everything but Whats Important

Would you like to have a “skinny” health insurance policy? Probably not. But if you’re employed by a large company, you may get one, thanks to Obamacare. That’s the conclusion of Wall Street Journal reporters Christopher Weaver and Anna Wilde Mathews. They report that insurance brokers are pitching and selling “low-benefit” policies across the country. You might be wondering what… Read Full Article

A Picture of Abby Coleman Abby Coleman
05/23/2013

Labor Unions Say “Bye Bye” to ObamaCare

Despite union leaders campaigning to re-elect President Obama and despite many union leaders campaigning for passage of ObamaCare, more unions have decided to…bail on ObamaCare. More from The Hill: Months after the president’s reelection, a variety of unions are publicly balking at how the administration plans to implement the landmark law. They warn that unless there are changes, the results… Read Full Article

A Picture of Abby Coleman Abby Coleman
05/23/2013

Obamacare: Badly Designed, Poorly Implemented

The more the evidence emerges, the more one has to wonder: Could Obamacare have been designed any more poorly? Even those who don’t mind Obamacare’s striking consolidation of power and money in Washington at the expense of Americans’ liberty, or who don’t mind the medical overhaul’s $2 trillion price-tag over its real first decade (2014 to 2023), must be starting… Read Full Article

A Picture of Abby Coleman Abby Coleman
05/23/2013

50% Want Their Old Health Care Back

Majorities of American voters say their family will be worse off under the Affordable Care Act, and think it would be better to go back to the pre-ObamaCare health care system.A Fox News poll released Wednesday finds that while 26 percent of voters say their health care situation will be better under the new law, twice as many — 53… Read Full Article

A Picture of Abby Coleman Abby Coleman
05/23/2013

Healthcare vs. Science Fiction

Walter Russell Mead outlines two possible futures for middle-class Americans: one where most of us lose “the race against the machine,” the other where smart government policies enable an eventual successful transition to an economy where IT and robots do a shockingly large percentage of the jobs humans do today — but the carbon-based life forms still have plenty of… Read Full Article

A Picture of Abby Coleman Abby Coleman
05/22/2013

Time to Go for the Kill – Defunding Obamacare

The American Spectator May 22, 2013 Time to Go for the Kill The IRS scandal means House Republicans can defund Obamacare for good. Peter Ferrara The IRS scandal provides Republicans and conservatives with the opportunity to repeal and replace Obamacare now. The House Republican majority should refuse to fund the expansion of the IRS necessary to manage Obamacare. Without that… Read Full Article

A Picture of Abby Coleman Abby Coleman
04/16/2013

“Greys Anatomy” vs. Obamacare

Is Grey’s Anatomy taking on Obamacare? That seems unlikely, especially considering that the TV show’s executive producer, Shonda Rhimes, has been an active supporter of President Obama. But it’s television — where the unlikely happens all the time. The latest story line on the ABC drama changes the name of the fictional hospital that serves as the primary location of… Read Full Article

A Picture of Abby Coleman Abby Coleman
04/16/2013

Program Foretells Exploding Obamacare Costs

An early ObamaCare health insurance program that has been operating for nearly three years is foreshadowing big problems to come with the larger health overhaul law. The law allocated $5 billion for a program to help uninsured people with pre-existing conditions get insurance. It was designed to provide temporary bridge coverage until the health law takes full effect in 2014…. Read Full Article

A Picture of Abby Coleman Abby Coleman
04/10/2013

How to Handle Obamacare’s Suffocating Insurance Costs

The best way to understand the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is to realize that it confers large benefits on some people and imposes large costs on others. If you are one of the ones who will qualify for expanded Medicaid, you will get something for nothing. Although there are quality issues and access problems, including rationing by waiting, Medicaid will… Read Full Article

A Picture of Abby Coleman Abby Coleman
04/05/2013

More Obamacare and Government Incompetence

Steve Brill, who wrote TIME’s Bitter Pill cover story last month, has a follow-up in his Reuters column about Obamacare’s inability to implement the rules it has set in place against the depredation of so-called “non-profit” hospitals.  I am really growing concerned about the sloppiness of this Administration. Bill Clinton, by contrast, was a governor. He cared about the “how” of… Read Full Article

A Picture of Abby Coleman Abby Coleman
04/05/2013

BIAS ALERT: NPR: Obamacare ‘Great,’ But Public ‘So Confused’ By ‘Misinformation”

On taxpayer-subsidized NPR’s All Things Considered on Saturday, host Laura Sullivan did a lengthy piece about the messaging of Obamacare. Despite running for eleven minutes, no one in the piece viewed Obamacare negatively. Sullivan started out lamenting that the public was “confused” about Obamacare: “just 37 percent of people say they like the law.” She then argued that people actually… Read Full Article

A Picture of Abby Coleman Abby Coleman
04/02/2013

South Carolina One Step Closer to Nullifying ObamaCare

South Carolina is one step closer to nullifying ObamaCare within the borders of the Palmetto State. The Constitutional Law Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee passed H3101, the Freedom of Health Care Protection Act. Within days the bill will be heard by the full Judiciary Committee of the state House of Representatives. In an exclusive interview with The New American,… Read Full Article