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CBO: ObamaCare Offers Biggest Pot Of Deficit Cuts

Investor’s Business Daily November 16, 2012 JOHN MERLINE A Congressional Budget Office report on ways to reduce the deficit, released last week to help guide budget negotiators in the upcoming “grand bargain” talks, contains one eye-opening item. It turns out that the single biggest pot of potential deficit savings available to lawmakers is … ObamaCare. In its list of “options ... Read Full Article ›


Florida restauranteur to impose surcharge for ObamaCare

Get ready to pay more for your Grand Slam. A Florida restaurateur who operates roughly 40 Denny’s locations and five Hurricane Grill & Wings franchises throughout the state intends to add a 5 percent surcharge to customers’ bills to offset costs from ObamaCare beginning in January 2014 when the Affordable Care Act is fully implemented. “People are trying to find ... Read Full Article ›


Obama $ Donor Lays Off Employees Due to ObamaCare

Dr. Susan Berry Stryker Corporation has announced that it will close its facility in Orchard Park, New York, eliminating 96 jobs next month. It will also counter the medical device tax in Obamacare by eliminating 5% of their global workforce, an estimated 1,170 positions. Jon Stryker is heir to the Stryker Corporation, one of the largest medical device and equipment ... Read Full Article ›


Applebees enacts Layoffs Due To Obamacare

Following in the footsteps of Papa John’s CEO John Shattner, Zane Tankel who is the CEO of Applebees Restaurant franchise announced on Sunday that he will be laying off workers and stop hiring new employees as President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act – Obamacare – is implemented. As Zane Tankel, the CEO of Apple-Metro which owns 40 of the Applebees’ ... Read Full Article ›


Obamacare to Jack Up Insurance Premiums: WalMart

If you haven’t already heard from your employer about open enrollment — well, brace yourself. Premiums are high and rising. According to a survey from the National Business Group on Health, employers expect their health insurance costs to increase 7%. And, 60% of those employers plan to ask workers to pay higher monthly premiums. Case in point, WalMart stores – ... Read Full Article ›


ObamaCare Mandate To Cut Worker Hours

ObamaCare Mandate To Cut Worker Hours, Leaving The Poor Worse Off HOWARD RICH In Barack Obama’s first term the U.S. labor force shrank to a 30-year low. Job growth lagged behind population growth as millions gave up their search for gainful employment. Income levels receded, productivity sputtered and deficits soared — all in the name of “recovery.” So what does ... Read Full Article ›


Job Cuts: Private Sector Troubled, Bailing Out After Obama Win

Investor’s Business Daily November 12, 2012 Private Sector Troubled, Bailing Out After Obama Win Free Enterprise: The left has had its fun with the hapless teenager who tweeted her desire to move to Australia after President Obama was re-elected. But the reality is, the private sector isn’t doing fine. Sure, it was a barrel of laughs to ridicule 18-year-old Kristen ... Read Full Article ›


Obamacare’s health-insurance “exchanges”

National Review November 9, 2012 Obamacare Is Still Vulnerable Now is not the time to go wobbly. Michael F. Cannon President Obama has won reelection, and his administration has asked state officials to decide by Friday, November 16, whether their state will create one of Obamacare’s health-insurance “exchanges.” States also have to decide whether to implement the law’s massive expansion ... Read Full Article ›


Beware: ObamaCare Now Reality

NY POST November 30, 2012 Beware: ObamaCare’s now reality BETSY McCAUGHEY President Obama’s re-election and Democratic gains in the US Senate end any possibility of repealing the Obamacare health law. It will roll out as written, imposing major changes soon on you and your family. If you are uninsured because you can’t afford it, help may be on the way. ... Read Full Article ›


Here’s Those Layoffs We Voted For

Last night’s victory for the President marks the first time since its inception that Obamacare is no longer a what-if; it is the future of health care in America. It also means a near immediate impact on the economy.  With 20 or so new or higher taxes set to be implemented, ranging from a $123 billion surtax on investment income, through ... Read Full Article ›


A Referendum on ObamaCare and Liberty

Wall Street Journal November 5, 2012 A Referendum on ObamaCare and Liberty Without an immediate course change, the health-care law will become irreversible. CHRISTOPHER DEMUTH On Tuesday, Americans will go to the polls to choose whether or not to nationalize their health-care system. The choice for president will have numerous other consequences. But in most cases we will be choosing ... Read Full Article ›


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. A non-partisan study found that, ... Read Full Article ›


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 illusory. Even worse, the report ... Read Full Article ›


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 are the benefits of Obamacare ... Read Full Article ›


The REAL 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 passed and enacted. There are a number of misconceptions ... Read Full Article ›


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 ( – 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 in just the three years ... Read Full Article ›


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.[…]   Two days from now, ... Read Full Article ›


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 company has to buy insurance ... Read Full Article ›


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 ObamaCare doesn’t threaten religious liberty ... Read Full Article ›


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 and taxpayers on the hook ... Read Full Article ›


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 by conservatives as Obamacare’s “death ... Read Full Article ›


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 health mandate. Minorities account for ... Read Full Article ›


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 on all Americans who do ... Read Full Article ›


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 Medicare trust fund by eight ... Read Full Article ›


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 skilled nursing services. A $17 ... Read Full Article ›


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 notion. While there is still ... Read Full Article ›


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 political campaign,” the group posted ... Read Full Article ›


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 influence of IPAB in the ... Read Full Article ›


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 new 2.3 percent excise tax ... Read Full Article ›


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 that have too many patients ... Read Full Article ›


Medical School Students Need Second Opinion About ObamaCare

Recently on “Meet the Press,” Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney raised eyebrows when he promised to keep portions of President Obama’s health care law in place if elected. The two candidates will no doubt spar over how they’ll deal with health reform in the debates, which kick off this month. One group that will be anxiously watching is medical students ... Read Full Article ›


Two Liberal Whoppers on Medicare

The Heritage Foundation A debate that has been fought largely over the airwaves is about to go head-to-head. Medicare reform is a huge part of that debate, and the left—bolstered by the media—has been promoting two huge falsehoods on the issue. Several proposals from conservatives and liberals for Medicare reform, including The Heritage Foundation’s Saving the American Dream proposal, are ... Read Full Article ›


Morning Bell: Two Liberal Whoppers on Medicare

  The Heritage Foundation Amy Payne A debate that has been fought largely over the airwaves is about to go head-to-head. Medicare reform is a huge part of that debate, and the left—bolstered by the media—has been promoting two huge falsehoods on the issue. Several proposals from conservatives and liberals for Medicare reform, including The Heritage Foundation’s Saving the American ... Read Full Article ›


Why Medicare Premium Support Would Not Cost Future Beneficiaries $6,400 More

The Heritage Foundation Rea S. Hederman, Jr. Opponents of Medicare premium support routinely charge that it would cost future retirees $6,400 more annually. In fact, this dollar amount is incorrect, and the charge is erroneous. Such false charges are based on an outdated Congressional Budget Office (CBO) model of House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan’s (R–WI) 2011 budget proposal. Ryan’s ... Read Full Article ›


Testimony: The Illegal IRS Rule

The CATO Institute The Illegal IRS Rule to Increase Taxes & Spending under ObamaCare Michael F. Cannon and Jonathan H. Adler Committee on Oversight and Reform United States House of Representatives This testimony was delivered on August 2, 2012. Mr. Chairman and members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to present our views on the Internal Revenue Service’s ... Read Full Article ›


IRS: Agents Won’t Be Enforcers of Obamacare Mandate

(I don’t believe a damned word any one in the admin. has to say.) CNBC Tuesday, 11 Sep 2012 Reuters The Internal Revenue Service on Tuesday assured congressional lawmakers that agents would play no role in enforcing the controversial requirement that Americans buy insurance under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. “IRS revenue agents will not be involved. There will ... Read Full Article ›


DNC and Granholm agree: Disabled Kids’ Medicaid Money Is For Democratic Candidates

Joel Gehrke Democrats rallied around an attempt by the Service Employees International Union to have money taken from Medicaid payments that support disabled people this week. Instead, the SEIU wants to spend the money on Democratic candidates. The SEIU is trying to amend the Michigan state constitution to protect a gift from former Gov. Jennifer Granholm, D-Mich., who helped the ... Read Full Article ›


Biden, Obamas tell health care tall tales at Charlotte convention

The Daily Caller September 7, 2012 Biden, Obamas tell health care tall tales at Charlotte convention Charles C. Jognson Vice President Joe Biden, first lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama all told a story during the Democratic National Convention about battles the president’s mother waged with health care companies as she fought a terminal illness in 1995. But the ... Read Full Article ›