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A Picture of Abby Coleman Abby Coleman
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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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04/16/2013

“Greys Anatomy” vs. Obamacare

Is Grey’s Anatomy taking on Obamacare? That seems unlikely, especially considering that the TV show’s executive producer, Shonda Rhimes, has been an active supporter of President Obama. But it’s television — where the unlikely happens all the time. The latest story line on the ABC drama changes the name of the fictional hospital that serves as the primary location of... Read Full Article

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04/16/2013

Program Foretells Exploding Obamacare Costs

An early ObamaCare health insurance program that has been operating for nearly three years is foreshadowing big problems to come with the larger health overhaul law. The law allocated $5 billion for a program to help uninsured people with pre-existing conditions get insurance. It was designed to provide temporary bridge coverage until the health law takes full effect in 2014.... Read Full Article

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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

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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

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04/05/2013

BIAS ALERT: NPR: Obamacare ‘Great,’ But Public ‘So Confused’ By ‘Misinformation”

On taxpayer-subsidized NPR’s All Things Considered on Saturday, host Laura Sullivan did a lengthy piece about the messaging of Obamacare. Despite running for eleven minutes, no one in the piece viewed Obamacare negatively. Sullivan started out lamenting that the public was “confused” about Obamacare: “just 37 percent of people say they like the law.” She then argued that people actually... Read Full Article

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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

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04/02/2013

Obamacare on “Planet Dingell”

Michigan Rep. John Dingell, D-Ann Arbor, continues to be an excellent barometer for Obamacare’s false truths and false promises. To Obamacare supporters’ claims that the government takeover is really a market-oriented reform, Dingell’s VIP presence at President Obama’s 2010 signing is a bracing contradiction. A longtime advocate of single-payer, socialized health care, Dingell enthusiastically embraced Obamacare’s bureaucratic, Washington’s-way-or-the-highway approach as... Read Full Article

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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

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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

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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

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03/26/2013

Reboot Obamacare

More than half the country agrees with my view that Obamacare should be repealed. But perhaps even the rest of the public could be persuaded that delaying full implementation for at least a year — say, till January 2015 — is a good idea. Why? There are five simple reasons. First, it would save a boatload of money, thereby greatly... Read Full Article

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03/26/2013

The Condition of Health Care Looks Critical

By Ed Feulner – The Washington Times: Obamacare: An alarming checkup. OK, Obamacare. Up on the table. It’s time for your annual physical. Three years old, eh? Well, with any luck, you’ll leave here with a clean bill of uh-oh. I can see one problem already. Have you seen these tax hikes? Let’s see — five, 10, 15, 18 tax... Read Full Article

A Picture of Charlotte Gilbert Charlotte Gilbert
03/20/2013

Obamacare “Do You Qualify” Flow Chart

Update: You might bet better off just calling to speak with an agent direct about what your options for healthcare might be outside of open-enrollment. Because you are out of the open-enrollment period for Obamacare, this means that you have two options for health insurance currently if it is not offered by your employer. You can obtain healthcare under the... Read Full Article

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03/20/2013

Want Obamacare? Fill Out THIS 21 Page Application First

Unbelievable…The Associated Press reported Tuesday on the 21-page draft application that Americans would use to access the health law’s subsidized insurance coverage. What they didn’t include though, was the actual document—which we’ve got right here.DOWNLOAD the 21 Page Obamacare Application The administration is caught in a bit of a bind here. On the one hand, Obamacare is tricky business. In... Read Full Article

A Picture of Charlotte Gilbert Charlotte Gilbert
03/19/2013

Obamacare Preventive Medical Services List

I have found this NOT to be true.  If I want ANY of these preventive medical services for FREE ( I use the term “free” loosely) I have to cancel my High Deductible Health Insurance ( I personally am grateful to  have an HSA from my employer to cover some expenses) and get another NEW private policy. This of course,... Read Full Article

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03/19/2013

Dominos Wins Injunction on Obamacare

On Thursday, Tom Monaghan, the founder of Domino’s Pizza, won an injunction against ObamaCare’s contraception mandate in federal district court.  Details from the Associated Press: U.S. District Judge Lawrence Zatkoff granted a preliminary injunction against enforcement of the contraception provision of the law against Tom Monaghan and Domino’s Farms Corp., a management company located near Ann Arbor, Mich. The company,... Read Full Article

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03/12/2013

Obamacares Hidden Middle Class Tax Hikes

SEN. RON JOHNSON (R-Wisc.): “The fact of the matter is, we already have a $1 trillion in middle-income tax increases hitting us in Obamacare. They’re hidden, but it’s middle-class…” REP. DEBBIE WASSERMAN SCHULTZ (D-Fla.): “No, first of all, that is completely untrue. There are not $1 trillion in taxes in Obamacare.” — exchange on ABC’s “This Week,” March 10, 2013... Read Full Article

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03/10/2013

Obamacare Tax on Socks at Cabela’s?

Co-worker Yvonne Beasley reports that her mom’s hairdresser is giving a photo to all her customers showing a Cabela’s receipt that includes a “medical excise tax” of 2.3 percent after someone bought some socks, boots, jacket and other outdoor stuff. She added that her father is now sending letters to his representatives protesting this outrage. It is true that Obamacare... Read Full Article

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03/10/2013

Limits to Obamacare Costs Revealed

The health world has been buzzing about “Bitter Pill,” a blockbuster article by journalist Steven Brill that took up an entire issue of Time magazine. The article explains how every component in the system conspires to stick patients with outlandish bills, especially the uninsured, who are charged the highest prices of all. Brill’s findings point out the limits to Obamacare.... Read Full Article

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03/09/2013

Sequester Won’t Interrupt IRS Collection of Taxes for ‘ObamaCare’

Implementation of the taxes and fees from President Obama’s healthcare law is on track despite the cutbacks at the IRS from sequestration. The Affordable Care Act (ACA), enacted in 2010 and derided by Republicans as “ObamaCare,” contains the broadest set of tax changes enacted in some two decades — more than 40 alterations in all, including penalties on people who... Read Full Article

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03/09/2013

Should We Substitute ObamaCare for Medicare?

This post by Avik Roy at National Review Online is worth your time and thought: Roy argues for using Obamacare as a partial substitute for Medicare. Roy’s idea seems a feasible concept. It also raises a very important and difficult question. But first, the key paragraphs: Obama’s victory means that Obamacare will be implemented, warts and all, making it politically... Read Full Article

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03/06/2013

No Medicaid Expansion!

Medicare Trustee Cautions States on Obamacare Medicaid Expansion Mercatus Center report advises against full expansion Jason Hart Medicare Board of Trustees member Charles Blahous released a Mercatus Center report on March 5 recommending states take advantage of the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 2012 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) ruling by mostly rejecting the law’s Medicaid expansion. Blahous concluded... Read Full Article

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03/06/2013

Obamacare’s Predictable Problems

“What we’ve learned through the course of this program is that this is really not a sensible way for the health-care system to be run.” That was Gary Cohen, director of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight. He was talking about the apparently surprising need to halt enrollments in a program designed... Read Full Article

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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

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03/04/2013

IRS unveils rules for Obamacare sales tax on insurance companies (and super PACs)

Federal tax regulators outlined the rules pertaining to a tax on health insurance companies (and super PACs, curiously) in Obamacare that will cost$58.8 billion over five years before rising after 2018. “Under section 9010(e)(1) [of Obamacare], the aggregate fee amount for all covered entities (referred to as the applicable amount) is $8 billion for calendar year 2014, $11.3 billion for... Read Full Article

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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

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03/04/2013

Obamacare: Where Will You Buy Insurance?

The Affordable Care Act has been the “law of the land” for almost three years. Time really flies. Despite the many resources available, most of the general population has no clue how “Obamacare” is supposed to work. With the insurance provisions finally kicking in January 1, 2014 and the realization that the law is not going away, people need to... Read Full Article

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02/21/2013

Universal Studios Florida Drops Part Time Insurance

“Universal” health care is coming at too great a cost for Universal Studios Orlando. The theme park plans to drop medical coverage for part-time workers starting in 2014, due to a provision in the federal health care overhaul. The rule, which has raised concern at a number of other companies, would restrict annual limits on insurance policies. The trade-off in... Read Full Article

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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. Barack Obama, Kathleen Sebelius and then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi after signing the Obamacare law – The 3 Faces of Health Care Evil Under Obamacare, Americans will... Read Full Article

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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

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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

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02/14/2013

California Doesn’t Have Enough Doctors for Obamacare

Pressure is mounting to allow physician’s assistants, nurse practitioners and pharmacists in California to fill a doctor shortage caused by President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. State lawmakers are proposing to let assistants treat additional patients nurse practitioners to set up their own practices, the Los Angeles Times reports. They are also proposing that pharmacists and optometrists act as primary... Read Full Article

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02/14/2013

ObamaCare ‘Affordable’ Coverage Penalizes Families

A new ObamaCare rule sends a strong signal to modest-income families that they can no longer afford to work for firms that offer affordable health coverage. The rule also sends a message to employers that it might be heartless to offer modest-wage workers affordable coverage. Millions of such families could find themselves in what Cornell University economist Richard Burkhauser calls... Read Full Article

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01/29/2013

A New Year, New Obamacare Regs

With the turn of the calendar to 2013, it is now less than a year until full implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The regulations are coming out of Washington fast and furious. As you can expect the more answers we get the more questions we have. The IRS has just proposed regulations on a variety of issues surrounding the... Read Full Article

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