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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 ›

10/04/2013

SCAM WARNING: Affordable Care Cards

Open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act is underway, and for many people who are trying to get covered, there’s much confusion as to who’s eligible, which options have changed and what people need to do to obtain health insurance. Unfortunately, scam artists have already pounced on that confusion. President Barack Obama, who championed the Affordable Care Act in 2010 ... Read Full Article ›

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 ›

08/22/2013

UPS Drops Spouses from Health Insurance

ObamaCare’s Latest Outrage Health Reform: Thousands of UPS workers have found out what’s actually in that Obama-Care package Democrats shipped out in 2010. Their company decided to drop coverage for spouses to avoid the law’s added costs. President Obama has been claiming lately that most of his signature law is already in place, and that all the fuss about delays ... Read Full Article ›

08/22/2013

Delta Airlines and the $100 Million Costs of Obamacare

  Obamacare. Delta Airlines, in a letter it prepared back in June, outlined just how onerous Obamacare would be to the airline. In the past twenty-four hours, during my radio show in Atlanta, numerous Delta employees called in to tell me Delta is now telling its employees their healthcare will be radically changed because of Obamacare. A handful of them ... Read Full Article ›

08/21/2013

Will Low Prices Attract Millenials to Obamacare

NEW YORK (Reuters) – If uninsured young Americans shun the new health plans offered under President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform law, it will be because the insurance costs too much and not because they don’t expect to need much medical care, according to a study released on Wednesday. What uninsured young adults do when state exchanges created under “Obamacare” open ... Read Full Article ›

08/21/2013

The Food Police and Obamacare

Chain restaurants and their customers will soon feel the pinch of an expensive ObamaCare requirement that has been flying under the radar until now. ObamaCare mandates that “restaurants and similar retail food establishments” print nutritional information on their menus. The restaurant industry is extremely competitive. If consumers demand menu labeling, restaurants will meet that demand. In fact, many restaurants already ... Read Full Article ›

08/21/2013

Town Trims Hours to Escape Obamacare

MIDDLETOWN — The township shaved back hours for some part-time workers to avoid providing insurance required under the federal health care reform law, the Asbury Park Press has learned. The change impacts about 25 part-time employees. But that could translate to a $775,000 annual increase in the township’s health insurance costs, based on the current benefits in place now, which ... Read Full Article ›

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 ›

08/08/2013

‘Navigator’ Training Requirements cut “Appears Irresponsible.”

The problems keep stacking up for the partial implementation of Obamacare on October 1. The Wall Street Journal reports this week that the Department of Health and Human Services has cut back on the number of training hours required for the Obamacare “navigators,” federal workers who under the health care law are tasked with helping consumers purchase insurance through the ... Read Full Article ›

08/02/2013

Congress Gets Its Own Obamacare Waiver

Congress passed the Obamacare law but won’t have to live under it. My thoughts at this turn of events are unprintable “Lawmakers and staff can breathe easy – their health care tab is not going to soar next year. The Office of Personnel Management, under heavy pressure from Capitol Hill, will issue  regulations saying that the government can continue to ... Read Full Article ›

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 ›

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 ›

07/31/2013

Georgia Insurance Rates Spike 198% Under Obamacare

Georgia insurance commissioner asks Sec. Sebelius to explain rate increases Health insurance rates in Georgia are rising by up to 198 percent under Obamacare, the Georgia Insurance Commissioner said in a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Monday. States are required by the Affordable Care Act to report new insurance premium rates for state exchanges ... Read Full Article ›

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

07/25/2013

Has America Become A Nation Of Part-Time Workers?

Just when you thought that America’s labor market was improving, with employment gains averaging about 200,000 a month, comes Mort Zuckerman, real estate magnate and chairman of U.S. News & World Report, throwing cold water on any optimism. The truth, writes Zuckerman in the Wall Street Journal, is that, according to the Labor Department’s household survey, almost three-quarters of new ... Read Full Article ›

07/02/2013

Health Insurance Rates May Double, Triple for Healthy Americans

Wynton Hall: Insurance premiums for sicker Americans will become less expensive as healthier Americans are forced to buy coverage or additional coverage to what they currently have or face government fines and penalties. The Journal examined figures from eight states to demonstrate the cost increases for healthier Americans. “Virginia is one of the eight states examined by the Journal and ... Read Full Article ›

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

07/02/2013

College Loans Subsidize Obamacare

Recent speeches by Tennessee Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander highlight a connection that has yet to be reported in the media and is yet to be understood by the young people struggling with high interest rates in the hopes of financing their college education. According to the Congressional Budget Office, $8.7 billion of the money collected in student loan interest payments ... Read Full Article ›

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 ›

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 ›

06/04/2013

Obamacare Rate Increases Exposed

ObamaCare Bait and Switch Liberals have spent years claiming that “rate shock” under the Affordable Care Act—the 20% to 30% average spike in insurance premiums that every independent analyst projects—is merely the political imagination of Republicans and the insurance industry. So they immediately claimed victory when California reported last month that the plans that will be available on the state’s ... Read Full Article ›

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›