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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 with the fact that it means ... Read Full Article ›


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 the ever-lengthening fiasco list, the ... Read Full Article ›


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 a roadmap to do precisely ... Read Full Article ›


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

Elizabeth Harrington ( – 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 mandate offers sterilizations free of ... Read Full Article ›


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 out of 10 employers said ... Read Full Article ›


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 million Americans uninsured, falling far ... Read Full Article ›


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, leaving 30 million without coverage. ... Read Full Article ›


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 such assistance must be dispensed ... Read Full Article ›


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 trapped as well. Suffice it ... Read Full Article ›


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 have discovered that expanding their ... Read Full Article ›


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 states failed to prove they ... Read Full Article ›


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 less glib observation he made ... Read Full Article ›


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 Section 1401 think they found ... Read Full Article ›


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 and those with preexisting conditions ... Read Full Article ›


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, royalties, etc.) Medicare payroll tax ... Read Full Article ›


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 vote on the measure. In ... Read Full Article ›


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. “‘So the reality is the Congressional ... Read Full Article ›


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

FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 460 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 the ruling doesn’t mean the ... Read Full Article ›


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? The euro zone’s troubles shouldn’t ... Read Full Article ›


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 latest to refuse ObamaCare’s massive ... Read Full Article ›


The Tax You Need Not Pay

NOTE: Hear Steve Moore expound on ObamaCare taxes on The Kudlow Report (video). July 10, 2012 American Thinker The Tax You Need Not Pay Jon N. Hall Except for the decision on the expansion of Medicaid, ObamaCare largely survived the scrutiny of the Supreme Court. However, the individual mandate is gone; the Constitution does not allow Congress to command ... Read Full Article ›


Obamacare’s Empty Mandates

FOX Business July 9, 2012 Gerri Willis Remember Cracker Jacks’ surprise inside? Well Obamacare has it too – and it’s a lulu. Turns out, the government has no way to enforce the individual mandate – the tax that scofflaws have to pay for failing to get health insurance coverage. That’s right. There is no penalty in the law for refusing ... Read Full Article ›


Adviser: Obama 100% Committed to Ending Bush Tax Cuts

Barack Obama is now committed to ending the Bush tax cuts and raising taxes on millions of Americans. FOX 8 Cleveland reported: July 8, 2012 Ashley Killough, CNN (CNN) — A top adviser for President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign said Sunday the president was entirely dedicated to ending the so-called Bush tax cuts for the wealthy at the end of ... Read Full Article ›


The Tax Man Cometh to Police You on Health Care

My Way news and the Associated Press July 7, 2012 STEPHEN OHLEMACHER WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold most of President Barack Obama’s health care law will come home to roost for most taxpayers in about 2 1/2 years, when they’ll have to start providing proof on their tax returns that they have health insurance. That scenario ... Read Full Article ›


13,000 Obamacare Regulations, and Counting

Efforts to implement ObamaCare law raise concerns of massive government expansion Jim Angle With the Supreme Court giving President Obama’s new health care law a green light, federal and state officials are turning to implementation of the law — a lengthy and massive undertaking still in its early stages, but already costing money and expanding the government. The Health and ... Read Full Article ›


Obama to Cut Medical Benefits for Active, Retired Military, not Union Workers

In an effort to cut defense spending, the Obama Administration plans to cut health benefits for active duty and retired military personnel and their families while not touching the benefits enjoyed by unionized civilian defense workers. The move, congressional aides suggested, is to force those individuals into Obamacare, Bill Gertz reported at the Washington Beacon. Gertz added: The proposed increases ... Read Full Article ›


States Can Nullify Obamacare

On Rush Limbaugh’s Thursday program, George Mason University professor Walter E. Williams outlined the case that states can nullify Obamacare, citing Thomas Jefferson’s 1789 Kentucky Resolution, which was a claim that the U. S. Constitution is a compact among the several states, and any power not delegated to the U.S. government is void. “I think the American citizens ought to ... Read Full Article ›


Five Major ObamaCare Taxes that will Hit Your Wallet in 2013

While the individual mandate tax gets most of the attention, the ObamaCare law actually contains 20 new or higher taxes on the American people. These taxes are gradually phased in over the years 2010 (with its 10 percent “tanning tax”) to 2018 (when the tax on comprehensive health insurance plans kicks in.) Six months from now, in January 2013, five ... Read Full Article ›


ObamaCare’s Lost Tribe: Doctors

Wall Street Journal The practice of medicine is the Obama health-care law’s biggest loser. DANIEL HENNINGER Back at the at the dawn of ObamaCare in June 2009, speaking to the American Medical Association’s annual meeting, President Obama said: “No matter how we reform health care, we will keep this promise: If you like your doctor, you will be able to ... Read Full Article ›


Health Care Ruling: ‘It Absolutely Infantilizes Americans’

Fox Psychiatrist Keith Ablow On VIDEO: NY POST: July 3, 2012 ObamaCare’s now a bigger mess MICHAEL TANNER If the new health care law wasn’t enough of a mess before last week’s Supreme Court decision, that ruling actually added another layer of cost, complexity and political contentiousness to the bill. By striking down part of the law that required ... Read Full Article ›



  Power Line Blog   July 2, 2012   It Was Always a Tax   John Hinderaker   Yesterday I posted the rather pathetic video of White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew on Fox News Sunday, where Lew struggled to deny that the Obamacare mandate is a tax, and that the Supreme Court upheld it only as such. When ... Read Full Article ›


Justice Roberts Inside The Beltway: Did He Forget What’s Outside

  “But what does the Bill of Rights seek to protect the ordinary citizen from? The government! To defer to those who expand government power beyond its constitutional limits is to betray those whose freedom depends on the Bill of Rights.”   Investor’s Business Daily   July 3, 2012   Justice Roberts Inside The Beltway: Did He Forget What’s Outside? ... Read Full Article ›


Five Devastating Effects Obamacare Will Have on Young Adults

 In anticipation of the Supreme Court’s Obamacare decision, it is important to remember that the constitutionality of the law’s individual mandate isn’t the only concern. For example, Obamacare will negatively impact many younger Americans. Here’s a list of five ways young adults will be hurt by the law: Premium increases. Obamacare imposes age-rating rules that increase premiums for young adults. The ... Read Full Article ›