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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 ›


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 ›


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 ›


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 ›


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 ›


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 ›


Aetna Insurance Seeks To Avoid Obamacare Rules Next Year

WASHINGTON — One of the largest health insurance companies in the United States is advising insurance brokers on how to evade new mandates and benefits set to take effect next year under President Barack Obama’s health care reform law. In an email sent to brokers, the insurance giant Aetna explains how they can renew customers’ current health plans before Jan. ... Read Full Article ›


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 ›


Obamacare Forces Good Physicians to Quit

Last week, politicians who helped craft the Affordable Care Act (ACA) celebrated in self-congratulatory style the third anniversary of that monstrosity which will soon extinguish health care as we’ve known it. The president’s promises about the ACA saving money and allowing you to keep your existing health plan are proving false, as many predicted. The Department of Health and Human ... Read Full Article ›


Obamacare “Do You Qualify” Flow Chart

Update: You might be better off just calling to speak with an agent direct about what your options for healthcare might be during this complicated open-enrollment. Or alternatively, you can use the form below to get actual pricing information on Obamacare plans as well as other options that might be available. Because you are out of the open-enrollment period for Obamacare, ... Read Full Article ›


Obama Administration to Cut Medicare Advantage Reimbursements

(Perhaps you remember this little tid bit of information. I’m including the whole article in this email: “The Obama administration is sparing no effort to scare people about the automatic spending cuts that are scheduled to hit this Friday. But the Obama administration doesn’t want to talk about its own devastating cuts in Medicare. On Friday, February 15, the Centers ... Read Full Article ›


Obamacare is Dividing the United States

As the experiment for transforming the American health care system ensues, consumers face the potential for a disastrous outcome on October 1, when the marketplaces are supposed to be up and running. As of a few weeks ago, the states were evenly split as to whether they will establish their own marketplace, or whether they will defer to the federal ... Read Full Article ›


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 ›


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 ›


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 ›


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 ›


Immigration fallout from saying no to ‘Obamacare’

The health care law expanded Medicaid to cover millions of low-income adults who are ineligible under current rules. As written, the law assumed that every state would accept the Medicaid expansion, with Washington paying for most of it. So the law stipulated that people below the federal poverty line – $11, 170 for a single person, $23,050 for a family ... Read Full Article ›


Obamacare Critics Were Right

In the frantic effort to actually implement Obamacare, some of the law’s champions are grudgingly coming to acknowledge that many of its critics’ key concerns were right. The latest example is the insurance companies’ panic over the perfectly obvious fact that the law is designed in a way that will encourage young and healthy people to avoid getting insurance until ... Read Full Article ›


5 ways Obamacare May be Harmful to Your Wealth

Obamacare has made sweeping changes to the U.S. health insurance system that will make coverage more expensive for everyone. The law calls for a range of tax increases and Medicare cuts to cover the cost of mandates that will affect the finances of everyone who pays for health insurance. Here are five ways Obamacare will hit your wallet and what ... Read Full Article ›


Raiding Medicare: How will Seniors Pay for Obamacare?

The following is an excerpt from the new book “Beating Obamacare: Your Handbook for Surviving the New Health Care Law.” Everyone knows that if you don’t pay attention to maintaining and repairing your car, you limit its life. The same is true of human beings as they age. We need medical care to avoid becoming clunkers — worn out, parked ... Read Full Article ›


More Evidence of Death Panels in Obamacare

The foundations for health-care rationing and even so-called death panels may have already been quietly laid in largely unreported sections of President Obama’s health-care legislation. There is also concern for preferential treatment based on race, ethnicity and so-called life preferences. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly called Obamacare, called for the establishment of a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. ... Read Full Article ›


The Fiscal Cliff’s Hidden $1 Trillion Tax Hike

There is a hidden $1 trillion net tax hike in the “fiscal cliff” that no one is talking about. According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), Obamacare’s twenty new or higher taxes amount to a net $1 trillion over the next decade, 2013-2022. These tax increases are already permanent law due to Obamacare. They include the medical device tax, the ... Read Full Article ›


Obamacare Sales Tax Will Cause Premiums to Rise By $10k Over 10 Years

The Washington Examiner Joel Gehrke President Obama’s health care overhaul contains a tax that will drive up premiums for individuals, families, and even Medicare Advantage beneficiaries, according to a new study released by America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP). Obamacare “imposes a new sales tax on health insurance that starts at $8 billion in 2014, increase to $14.3 billion in 2018, ... Read Full Article ›


ObamaCare Faces the Implementation Iceberg

Defenders of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, can be forgiven for some post-election triumphalism. But their joy is likely to be short lived. Because the law put off implementation of most key provisions until after the 2012 election, voters cast their ballots on November 6 without knowing what Obamacare’s true effect will be on their tax ... Read Full Article ›


Pizza Industry Hopes to Head Off New ObamaCare Regulation

Pajamas Media November 20, 2012 Pizza Industry Hopes to Head Off New ObamaCare Regulation that May Force Price Hikes and Slice Off Thousands of Jobs Finding out what’s in ObamaCare’s onerous regulations Bryan Preston When Rep. Nancy Pelosi infamously declared that we have to pass ObamaCare in order to find out what’s in it, she wasn’t kidding. Buried in the ... Read Full Article ›


10 Insurance Questions for Obamacare Supporters

1. President Barack Obama repeatedly tells us that one reason national health care is needed is that we can no longer afford to pay for Medicare and Medicaid. But if Medicare and Medicaid are fiscally insolvent and gradually bankrupting our society, why is a government takeover of medical care for the rest of society a good idea? What large-scale government ... 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 ›


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 ›


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 ›


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 ›


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 ›