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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 ›


Improving Healthcare

By John Stossel Any day now, the US Supreme will rule on whether the Obamacare insurance mandate is constitutional. Seems like a no-brainer to me. How can forcing me to engage in commerce be constitutional? But there’s a deeper question: Why should government be involved in medicine at all? Right before President Obama took office, the media got hysterical about ... Read Full Article ›


SCOTUS Ruling Means Bigger, More Intrusive IRS

FOX Business News – June 29, 2012 – Elizabeth MacDonald IRS officials on background tell FOX Business the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on health reform gives the IRS even more powers than previously understood.   The IRS now gets to know about a small business’s entire payroll, the level of their insurance coverage — and it gets to know the ... Read Full Article ›


A Surgeon Cuts to the Heart of the ObamaCare Nightmare

June 30, 2012 – American Thinker – Stella Paul   “I’ve actually had a lot of experience working in all different types of environments,” he began. “I’ve worked in a government-run socialized medical care system, and I saw the waste and inefficiency. “The longer people worked in that system, the less work they wanted to do, because the more you ... Read Full Article ›


Dem Rep: Now Let’s Unionize Doctors (Video)

Dem Rep: Now Let’s Unionize Doctors (Video) “In Israel, when doctors went on strike, health outcomes were better. Though I’m not advocating that.” – Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) WSJ Chief Economist: 75% of Obamacare Costs Will Fall on Backs of Those Making Less Than $120K a Year (Video) AFP Releases Blistering Ad Bashing the $2 Trillion Obamacare Tax (Video)     ... Read Full Article ›


Obamacare Repeal Dealt Mortal Blow by SCOTUS Decision

The prospects for getting rid of the law have never been bleaker. In 2008, after Arlen Specter switched parties in an ultimately failed attempt to save his Pennsylvania Senate seat and Al Franken out-lawyered Norm Coleman to win the Minnesota Senate seat, the Democrats had the 60 votes to pass ObamaCare. They no longer needed to woo a Republican, such ... Read Full Article ›


ObamaCare Supreme Court Ruling: Pure Fraud and No Due Process

Led by Chief Justice John Roberts, the Supreme Court decided that Americans have no right to due process. Indeed, the Court not only upheld a fraud perpetrated on the public — it became a willing participant. The assessment charged for failure to comply with ObamaCare’s “individual mandate,” which requires Americans to purchase health insurance, was presented to the country by ... Read Full Article ›


Roberts’s Dodge At Heart Of Obamacare Decision

The Washington Examiner – June 29, 2012 No one knew it at the time, but the key moment in the Supreme Court Obamacare case came on March 26, the first day of oral arguments, when few people were paying close attention. Before getting to the heart of the case, the justices first wanted to deal with what seemed to be ... Read Full Article ›


First Lady: Because of SCOTUS ruling, contraception is free

The Washington Examiner – June 29, 2012 – Joel Gehrke First Lady Michelle Obama hailed the Obamacare ruling as “a victory for families all across this country,” but in the process highlighted the contraception mandate, which is still under litigation and sparked protest around the country. “[Y]ou can tell them that today’s Supreme Court decision was truly a victory for ... Read Full Article ›


Obamacare’s Hidden Taxes

Investor’s Business Daily – June 29, 2012 – Taxation: The high bench has confirmed that ObamaCare’s individual mandate is a massive tax on the American middle class. But let’s not forget the 20 other new taxes that are embedded in the law. Though President Obama never sold it as a tax hike, the Supreme Court ruled the mandate is exactly ... Read Full Article ›


50 Pros and Cons of ObamaCare

1. ObamaCare was written by the health insurance and drug industry lobbyists. 2. Obamacare has a Review Panel to monitor benfits given to Seniors and what should and should not be allowed regarding health care treatments 3. ObamaCare puts in place new rules that prohibit plans with annual limits. 4. Obamacare puts 15 unelected bureaucrats in charge of meeting a ... Read Full Article ›


Obamacare against the Church

We’ve been following the story of the Church’s response to the assault perpetrated by the Obamacare regulation on “preventive care” with a religious exemption so narrow that will require most Catholic institutions to comply. In the new issue of the Weekly Standard Jonathan Last provides an excellent journalistic account of events leading up to the regulations. As soon as Sebelius ... Read Full Article ›


The Intersection of ‘Obamacare’ and Undocumented Immigrants (Illegal Aliens)

The Democrats’ Affordable Care Act of 2010 — aka ‘Obamacare’ — could hasten America’s journey toward a more orderly immigration program, writes Froma Harrop. Two of the hottest topics on the political circuit are illegal immigration and “Obamacare.” They can come together into a third steaming discussion: How the Democrats’ Affordable Care Act of 2010 would hasten America’s journey toward ... Read Full Article ›


Genius: Starting in 2014, Obamacare begins taxing… itself.

Gee, it’s so surprising that we keep uncovering time-bombs buried inside a 2,200-page Obamacare bill that no one read. Under the health care overhaul, the federal government will begin taxing itself and the states beginning in 2014… And that’s giving state Medicaid directors heartburn. The law calls for a new tax on health insurers’ premium revenue — intended to help ... Read Full Article ›


Obama’s New Shame Police

President Barack Obama promised he’d bring the cost of insurance premiums for families down by $2,500 by the end of his first term. If he wants to keep that promise, he’s got his work cut out for him this year. His latest plan certainly won’t do the job. A recent survey conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation found insurance premiums ... Read Full Article ›


FACT CHECK: Santorum Half Right on Obamacare and Romneycare

Rick Santorum aggressively went after Mitt Romney on Thursday night for the health care plan he enacted in Massachusetts that Santorum said was too similar to “Obamacare,” as it is derisively known among conservatives, for Romney to credibly go toe-to-toe against the president in the fall. The similarities between the Massachusetts plan and the national reform law have been well-documented. ... Read Full Article ›


Obamacare is in Bad Faith – Contraceptive Issues

The following is excerpted from an editorial in National Review: Last August, under authority granted by Obamacare, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius published an “interim final rule” for comment that would require private health-insurance plans to cover, as “preventive services,” all FDA-approved “sterilization procedures” and “contraceptive methods” — and without deductibles or co-pays. We and other critics ... Read Full Article ›


What if Romney Had Won in 2008? RomneyCare vs. ObamaCare

Kevin Williamson, making a pro-Mitt Romney argument in National Review, makes a passing point about the Affordable Care Act: “Obamacare,” he writes, “is precisely the same sort of program that a Pres. Al Gore or a Pres. John Kerry might have signed into law.” Right, it’s also the sort of program a Mitt Romney might have signed into law. After ... Read Full Article ›


Romneycare vs. Obamacare

At this point, residents of South Carolina are already getting tired of those TV ads and documentaries detailing the destruction wrought by Romneycare. They are jaded by the flashing screens of middle class sob stories from respectable Massachusetts taxpayers – taxpayers who never requested handouts – being forced to struggle with skyrocketing health insurance costs as a result of the ... Read Full Article ›


Unions Get Waivers Bought With Political Cash – ObamaCare Waivers

In a telltale Friday-night document dump, the White House released records showing the latest lucky recipients of ObamaCare cost waivers. By the wildest of coincidences, 87% of them belong to Big Labor unions. Interesting, since Big Labor pulled out all the stops to get the president’s signature on health care reform passed in March 2010. But as the waivers came, ... Read Full Article ›


1,231 Reasons Why ObamaCare is Unworkable

The Obama Administration has been granting waivers exempting certain businesses and organizations from key components of ObamaCare for over a year. When we first alerted you, the Obama Administration had granted 30 waivers to Obama’s signature legislation, including to some of its biggest political supporters. Now, the situation has gotten worse, much worse. Of the 1,327 waiver applications that the ... Read Full Article ›


Santorum: Election Is About Obamacare

Thursday afternoon at the Dublin School in Bow, New Hampshire, Rick Santorum offered a preview of his own general election argument against President Barack Obama. He quoted Juan Williams’s account of how the Obama administration rationalized its plan to push forward on passing Obamacare, even though Democrats had lost Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat to Scott Brown. “We believe Americans love ... Read Full Article ›


Less Doctors, More Government

After asking 501 practicing physicians about the future of health care in the United States, The Deloitte Center for Health Solutions’ conclusions were hardly surprising: under ObamaCare: • More people will demand medical care. • There will be fewer doctors to handle them. • Those who do will get paid less. • Those who do will be subject to increasingly ... Read Full Article ›


Obamacare will put Texas on the Road to Bankruptcy

Statement by The Texas Public Policy Foundations’s Executive Director Arlene Wohlgemuth:(emphasis mine) “On Texas Heath and Human Services Executive Commissioner Tom Suehs’ statement yesterday that Medicaid would require $15-17 billion in additional General Revenue during the 2014-15 biennium “Commissioner Suehs’ estimate is in line with what TPPF projected in our December 2010 report, Final Notice: Medicaid Crisis. Between the growth ... Read Full Article ›


Preventive Care: It’s Free, Except When It’s Not

FOX News December 30, 2011 Bill Dunphy thought his colonoscopy would be free. His insurance company told him it would be covered 100 percent, with no copayment from him and no charge against his deductible. The nation’s one-year-old health law requires most insurance plans to cover all costs for preventive care including colon cancer screening. So Dunphy had the procedure ... Read Full Article ›


Pelosi Defends Obamacare Waivers To 1,800 Firms: “They’re Small Companies”

Of the 204 new Obamacare waivers President Barack Obama’s administration approved in April, 38 are for fancy eateries, hip nightclubs and decadent hotels in House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s Northern California district. That’s in addition to the 27 new waivers for health care or drug companies and the 31 new union waivers Obama’s Department of Health and Human Services approved. ... Read Full Article ›


The Pros of Obamacare

The Pros of Obamacare One of the major pieces of legislation to affect the US health care system is the Patient Protection and the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). This was signed into law on March 23, 2010 by President Barack Obama. Despite attempts by previous administrations, none was successful in achieving significant reform of the health care system. However, the ... Read Full Article ›


Lame-duck Barney Frank joins effort to repeal Obamacare ‘death panels’

The Daily Caller Matthew Boyle Massachusetts Democratic Rep. Barney Frank announced on Tuesday his support for the repeal of the Independent Payment Advisory Board, a significant portion of President Obama’s health care overhaul. Frank, who announced Monday that he would retire at the end of his current term in office, became the 12th Democrat, and the 212th member of the ... Read Full Article ›


The Cons of Obamacare – Government Run Health Care

Obamacare is the common term for the massive health care industry law proposed by President Obama that was recently passed. The law is an extremely polarizing issue, with its supporters and detractors seemingly equally passionate. What cannot be denied is the fact that the law does have several very serious potential problems. *Government Rationing. Under Obamacare, choosing the ideal treatment ... Read Full Article ›


Why is Obamacare Such A Failure? – One Word: Insurance

When 27 states file suit against ObamaCare what does that really say? The Courts and the pundits seem to be focused on the citizen being forced to buy healthcare, but is that really the problem? Do you recall the reason (wink wink) that the Liberal Democrats passed ObamaCare? There were 30 million people without healthcare. The odds are that there ... Read Full Article ›