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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 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 Charlotte Gilbert Charlotte Gilbert
02/04/2014

Richard Simmons Obamacare Ad Triggers California Audit

Richard Simmons’ massive, eight-hour, $1.37 million Obamacare ad spurred a California state senator to request a full audit of the state exchange. The YouTube ad, featuring a gyrating Simmons and chock full of Hollywood celebrities, was an attempt to get Californians to enroll in Obamacare coverage. But the prohibitive expense is raising questions given the fiscal predicament Covered California has… Read Full Article

A Picture of Charlotte Gilbert Charlotte Gilbert
11/19/2013

Obama’s Obamacare Fix is Sugar-Coated Manure

Frankly, I’m sick of the dishonesties that gush from President Obama’s mouth. Last week, he promised an “administrative fix” for Obamacare, which was nothing more than an attempt to revive his tanking poll numbers, protect at-risk Democrats up for reelection in 2014, and deflect blame to insurance companies. Obama doesn’t care that his “administrative fix” won’t fix anything. What he… Read Full Article

A Picture of Elliott V Orr Elliott V Orr
10/04/2013

HealthCare.Gov: ACCESS DENIED

Let me start by stating I am completely for “affordable” health care. Let me add that I’m not convinced we’ve found the answer. After visiting the www.healthcare.gov website, I soon realized we’re headed for some challenging moments in the very near future. First, I was summarily placed in ‘line’…..aka ‘governmental red tape’….. While the process didn’t surprise me, it made… Read Full Article

A Picture of Charlotte Gilbert Charlotte Gilbert
09/16/2013

ObamaCare will Target your Sex Life

Are you sexually active? If so, with one partner, multiple partners or same-sex partners?” Be ready to answer those questions and more the next time you go to the doctor, whether it’s the dermatologist or the cardiologist and no matter if the questions are unrelated to why you’re seeking medical help. And you can thank the Obama health law. “This… Read Full Article

A Picture of Abby Coleman Abby Coleman
07/31/2013

How ObamaCare Hurts Patients

The 340B program was meant to help about 90 hospitals buy drugs to treat the poor. Now 1,675 hospitals qualify. President Obama promised to mend the failings in the American health-care system, and yet for cancer treatment, ObamaCare is taking a rotten feature of the old system and making it worse. The Affordable Care Act expands a program called 340B,… Read Full Article

A Picture of Abby Coleman Abby Coleman
07/27/2013

ObamaCare: 1 Million from Work to Welfare

A new study suggests President Obama’s Affordable Care Act might have yet another huge and negative unintended consequence: if low-income adults can get health insurance through Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion, they are less likely to try and get a job — or keep a job. As Public Health Insurance, Labor Supply, and Employment Lock by Craig Garthwaite, Tal Gross, and Matthew… Read Full Article

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

Unworkable ObamaCare: Continuing Chaos

Remember when President Obama famously promised that if you like your health-care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health-care plan? It was a brilliantly crafted political sound bite. Turns out, the statement is untrue. Aside from that small detail, the slightly larger problem is that the Obama administration doesn’t have a health-care plan. Yes, the White House has a… Read Full Article

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

Wellness Wonder Team “Teaches” People to Love Obamacare

Breanna Deutsch: With Obamacare facing a rocky roll-out, an activist group has unveiled a “Wellness Wonder Team” with plans to “educate American families about their healthcare options under the Affordable Care Act.” “Wellness Wonder Team members will let people know about new preventive care and consumer protection opportunities, and also educate people about how they can sign up for new… 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
07/02/2013

Will Obamacare Kill Happy Hour?

When Prohibition ended in 1933, Pennsylvania governor Gifford Pinchot promised to make purchasing alcohol “as inconvenient and expensive as possible.” To this day, Pennsylvania has some of the most stringent—and absurd—liquor laws in the country. Beer and wine can’t be sold in grocery stores, and you can only purchase six-packs of beer at delis or under the counter at bars… 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
04/19/2013

Obamacare is Crippling America

Welfare Reform and Obamacare have slowly and methodically crippled America and with each passing day is chipping away at the freedoms granted to us in the Constitution of the United States. Welfare Reform The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA) mandated that every state must add a workforce development component to its welfare system. This mandate… Read Full Article

A Picture of Abby Coleman Abby Coleman
04/19/2013

Socialism, Obamacare and America

The American government has been at the forefront of ensuring access to affordable health services to all United States citizens. The American  health care benefits can be seen through the provision of different health care programs such as Medicaid, Medicare and now, Obamacare. However, this strategy has faced sharp criticisms with critics arguing that the health insurance mandate propagates the… Read Full Article

A Picture of Abby Coleman Abby Coleman
04/15/2013

Regal Cinemas Cut Employees Hours

The nation’s largest movie theater chain has cut the hours of thousands of employees, saying in a company memo that ObamaCare requirements are to blame. Regal Entertainment Group, which operates more than 500 theaters in 38 states, last month rolled back shifts for non-salaried workers to 30 hours per week, putting them under the threshold at which employers are required… 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
04/02/2013

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

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

Obamacare’s ‘nasty surprises’ for Businesses

Massachusetts smugly preened as the Democrats rammed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), also known as Obamacare, through Congress. But in a column published today, March 25, some of the nasty surprises of Obamacare are coming to light, particularly for small to medium-size businesses (SMBs). Massachusetts thought that, because Obamacare was modeled on its own health insurance mandate,… Read Full Article

A Picture of Abby Coleman Abby Coleman
03/29/2013

Projected Health Insurance Premium Increases by State

Alyene Senger: Remember that repetitive presidential promise to “cut the cost of a typical family’s health insurance premium by up to $2,500 a year”? As 2014 and full implementation of Obamacare get closer, it is crystal clear that won’t be the case. Obamacare’s most onerous health insurance insurance regulations will directly cause health insurance premiums to skyrocket, particularly in the… Read Full Article

A Picture of Abby Coleman Abby Coleman
03/29/2013

The Future of Obamacare: 36DD Breasts

BizPac Review: Tom Tillison: We have seen the future of ObamaCare and it is, well… shall we say big? As in 36DD. “An excruciating irony of Obamacare is that its architects modeled many of its features after the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) - a classic system of socialized medicine, and a monumental failure by any objective standard,” David Catron wrote… Read Full Article

A Picture of Abby Coleman Abby Coleman
03/26/2013

Obamacare Forces Good Physicians to Quit

Last week, politicians who helped craft the Affordable Care Act (ACA) celebrated in self-congratulatory style the third anniversary of that monstrosity which will soon extinguish health care as we’ve known it. The president’s promises about the ACA saving money and allowing you to keep your existing health plan are proving false, as many predicted. The Department of Health and Human… Read Full Article

A Picture of Abby Coleman Abby Coleman
03/14/2013

Affordable Care Act Is Unaffordable And Onerous

ObamaCare: Does anyone remember hearing that one of the blessings of health reform would be doing your taxes a second time? Filling out fifteen pages and paying $1 trillion in taxes are just the latest ObamaCare surprises. ’1040″ is not most Americans’ lucky number. Yet hardly as unlucky as the digits in ObamaCare. The latest is that a three-person family… Read Full Article

A Picture of Abby Coleman Abby Coleman
03/13/2013

Obamacare’s Medicaid Trap

While Members of Congress are arguing about defunding parts of Obamacare, the rubber is meeting the road in the states. Governors and state legislatures are sweating decisions about setting up government health care exchanges and expanding the Medicaid program. While the offer of additional federal money for Medicaid is tempting for many governors and legislatures, it is a trap. And… Read Full Article

A Picture of Abby Coleman Abby Coleman
03/13/2013

Obamacare is Dividing the United States

As the experiment for transforming the American health care system ensues, consumers face the potential for a disastrous outcome on October 1, when the marketplaces are supposed to be up and running. As of a few weeks ago, the states were evenly split as to whether they will establish their own marketplace, or whether they will defer to the federal… Read Full Article

A Picture of Abby Coleman Abby Coleman
03/07/2013

‘Obamacare’ Is a Drag On Sales & Hiring

Business owners claim they’re experiencing poor sales, holding back hiring, and planning layoffs because of “Obamacare,” according to the Federal Reserve’s latest Beige Book, an overview of the business conditions in each of its 12 districts. And the March 6 report doesn’t merely imply this. It doesn’t say it in passing. It specifically states that businesses are blaming The Patient… Read Full Article

A Picture of Abby Coleman Abby Coleman
03/05/2013

Is a Tax that Can’t Be Collected an Actual Tax?

One of the necessary features of any law is enforcement. Taxes are laws, and if you don’t pay your taxes, the government swoops down on you like a raptor on a rodent. You then must either pay up or prove that you don’t owe the money the government says you owe. Otherwise, government can garnish your wages, take your house,… Read Full Article

A Picture of Abby Coleman Abby Coleman
03/04/2013

Killing the Obamacare Zombie

“But Republican governors are folding like cheap lawn chairs,” you say. “And political eunuchs in the GOP establishment are bowing to Obama like he bows to foreign dictators. Any hope of repeal is long dead, and besides, Chief Justice John Roberts put the final nail in the judicial coffin last summer, didn’t he? Any chance of killing the Obamacare zombie… Read Full Article

A Picture of Abby Coleman Abby Coleman
02/15/2013

Cheapest Insurance Costs under Obamacare: $20,000

(CNSNews.com) – In a final regulation issued Wednesday, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) assumed that under Obamacare the cheapest health insurance plan available in 2016 for a family will cost $20,000 for the year. Under Obamacare, Americans will be required to buy health insurance or pay a penalty to the IRS. The IRS’s assumption that the cheapest plan for a… Read Full Article

A Picture of Abby Coleman Abby Coleman
02/15/2013

Obamacare Loving Tax Preparers

Ana Maria Costanza likes the Affordable Care Act—a lot. “I read the whole 900 pages,” the H&R Block (HRB) tax preparer exclaims happily in a TV ad. “It literally took me weeks.” Most people have a different reaction to the thought of wading through new government regulations, and that’s the point. “I know the law,” Costanza tells the camera with… Read Full Article

A Picture of Abby Coleman Abby Coleman
02/15/2013

Obamacare Sticker Shock

“Already, the Affordable Care Act is helping to slow the growth of health-care costs,” President Obama boasted during his State of the Union address. Apart from the fact that the statement is untrue, the line will be a real howler next year, especially for the young people who so enthusiastically supported him. Doug Holtz-Eakin, president of the American Action Forum,… Read Full Article

A Picture of Abby Coleman Abby Coleman
02/14/2013

Obamacare HATES Marriage

It was one of the biggest applause lines in President Obama’s State of the Union address, drawing cheers from both sides of the aisle. “We’ll work to strengthen families by removing the financial deterrents to marriage for low-income couples,” Obama said. “What makes you a man isn’t the ability to conceive a child; it’s having the courage to raise one…. Read Full Article

A Picture of Abby Coleman Abby Coleman
02/14/2013

Obamacare vs. Minimum Wage

President Obama, in his State of the Union address on Tuesday, proposed raising the minimum wage from its current level of $7.25 per hour to $9.00 per hour. It’s a policy that typically polls well, even though its economic impact is questionable at best, and likely ends up hurting the very people it is intended to help. In particular, new employer… Read Full Article

A Picture of Abby Coleman Abby Coleman
01/25/2013

Smokers May Not Be Able To Afford Obamacare

The Affordable Care Act allows health insurers to charge smokers buying individual policies up to 50 percent higher premiums starting next Jan. 1. WASHINGTON – Millions of smokers could be priced out of health insurance because of tobacco penalties in President Obama’s health-care law, according to experts who are teasing out the potential impact of a little-noted provision in the… Read Full Article

A Picture of Abby Coleman Abby Coleman
01/24/2013

Immigration fallout from saying no to ‘Obamacare’

The health care law expanded Medicaid to cover millions of low-income adults who are ineligible under current rules. As written, the law assumed that every state would accept the Medicaid expansion, with Washington paying for most of it. So the law stipulated that people below the federal poverty line – $11, 170 for a single person, $23,050 for a family… Read Full Article

A Picture of Abby Coleman Abby Coleman
01/18/2013

Whole Foods chief backs off ObamaCare ‘Fascism’ Claim

Whole Foods co-CEO John Mackey is backing off his controversial comparison of ObamaCare to “fascism,” but he’s not easing off his criticism of the health care overhaul. Mackey, who has long spoken out against the 2010 health care law, took heat earlier this week after saying in an NPR interview that the policy is not so much socialism as it… Read Full Article

A Picture of Abby Coleman Abby Coleman
01/14/2013

Raiding Medicare: How will Seniors Pay for Obamacare?

The following is an excerpt from the new book “Beating Obamacare: Your Handbook for Surviving the New Health Care Law.” Everyone knows that if you don’t pay attention to maintaining and repairing your car, you limit its life. The same is true of human beings as they age. We need medical care to avoid becoming clunkers — worn out, parked… Read Full Article