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Options for health insurance in 2018

Open enrollment 2018 started on November 1 and runs through December 15. For anyone without job-based healthcare coverage or a plan through a government program (like Medicare, Medicaid or TRICARE), this is the one time of year when you can shop for health insurance. There are exceptions, of course, for those who experience qualifying life events and need a special ... Read Full Article ›


CA Passes Law That Exempts Businesses from Mandates Until 2016

California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill on July 7, 2014 that excused small businesses in California from complying with the employer mandate requirements under the Affordable Care Act for another year, until 2016. Under the original version of the Affordable Care Act, President Obama wanted the employer mandates to take effect in 2014. That deadline was pushed back until ... Read Full Article ›


Lawmakers are Drafting a Way Around Hobby Lobby Ruling

Democratic lawmakers are not going to sit back and delve on the possible ramifications of the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court ruling for too long because they have already proposed legislation that would address the issues created by the June 30th ruling. As a refresher, the Supreme Court returned a verdict on June 30 in the Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, ... Read Full Article ›


Hobby Lobby Case Isn’t the Last Coming Down the Pike

Hobby Lobby VS. Obamacare On June 30, 2014, the Supreme Court of the United States returned a verdict in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. stating that for-profit corporations like Hobby Lobby are not required to pay for and provide contraception through the insurance policies that they fund for their employees because it violates the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The ... 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 Opponents Going About Health Care Reform All Wrong

While all eyes are or aren’t on Washington this holiday season as we near our collective jump off the fiscal cliff in the New Year, there is another battle well under way in our state capitals over, you guessed it, the president’s signature health care overhaul. Upholding the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate as a tax, Chief Justice John Roberts’ ... Read Full Article ›


EDITORIAL: Obamacare’s costly new year

The re-election of President Obama means Uncle Sam is only going to grow larger. As the new year arrives, Americans are likely to see with their own eyes the consequence of their choice of chief executive as health care costs escalate thanks to Obamacare. Provisions of the law that take effect in the new year will reveal the true price ... Read Full Article ›


Restaurant Chains Ditch Plans to Cut Workers’ Hours in Response to Health Care Law

The company that owns the Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurants backed down Thursday from its plan to cut employees’ hours in response to President Obama’s health care law. Darden Restaurants — one of several restaurant firms embroiled in political controversy over employees’ health care benefits — said Thursday it will not follow through with plans to cut workers’ hours. ... 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 ›


The Flaws That Will Bring Down Obama’s Health Care Plan

States have another incentive to refrain from setting up exchanges under the health care law: It protects companies and individuals in the state from tax increases. The law introduces penalties of as much as $3,000 per employee for firms that don’t provide insurance — but only if an employee is getting coverage with the help of a tax credit. No ... 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 ›


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 ›


GOOD NEWS!: ** ObamaCare to Cost 3 Times More than First Thought

The Washington Free Beacon July 11, 2012 Menendez: Liar BY: Washington Free Beacon Staff Sen. Robert Menendez’s claims that President Obama’s health care reform provides $250 million in savings over its first 10 years and $1.2 trillion over its second decade have been rated “mostly false” by Politifact, a nonpartisan fact checking website. “‘So the reality is the Congressional ... Read Full Article ›


The Entitlement State, Obamacare—and Zombies

Wall Street Journal July 10, 2012 The Entitlement State—and Zombies How to become a country, or a continent, of democratic serfs. BRET STEPHENS When is an economic crisis more than just an economic crisis? When is it also a political crisis? And when is it something else altogether: social, demographic, institutional, moral, intellectual—in short, civilizational? The euro zone’s troubles shouldn’t ... 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 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 ›


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 ›


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 ›


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 ›


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 ›


Supreme Court Judge Fails To Grasp Obamacare

Shortly before the Supreme Court agreed to rule on the constitutionality of Obamacare’s individual mandate, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Washington, D.C., Circuit affirmed, 2-1, its constitutionality. Writing for the majority, Judge Laurence Silberman, a Reagan appointee, brusquely acknowledged that upholding the mandate means there is no limit to Congress’ powers under the Commerce Clause. Fortunately, Silberman’s stark assertion ... Read Full Article ›


Surprise, Surprise: Yet Another Part of Obamacare Increases Health Premiums and Kills Jobs

The Heritage Foundation Surprise, Surprise: Yet Another Part of Obamacare Increases Premiums and Kills Jobs Kathryn Nix Even without Obamacare, the United States faces rising health care costs and an economy struggling to recover from the recent downturn. Despite its supporters’ promises, the health care law does not solve these problems. A study released today by the National Federation of ... Read Full Article ›


Supremes About to Decide Which Obamacare Cases Make the Cut

The American Spectator Supremes About to Decide Which Obamacare Cases Make the Cut Justices scheduled to discuss five separate ACA petitions on Thursday. David Catron 11.9.11 When the U.S. Supreme Court is in session, Friday afternoons are typically reserved for an exclusive conclave in which the justices discuss petitions from various litigants who hope the Court will condescend to review ... Read Full Article ›


ObamaCare: Flawed Policy, Flawed Law

Wall Street Journal NOVEMBER 9, 2011 ObamaCare: Flawed Policy, Flawed Law Even if it were to survive the high court’s judgment, the individual mandate would never work as the law’s drafters intended. GRACE-MARIE TURNER The Supreme Court is expected to meet Thursday to discuss whether to hear challenges to last year’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act—particularly concerning the constitutionality ... Read Full Article ›


College Lending Hidden in Obamacare

Wall Street Journal NOVEMBER 8, 2011 Student Body Left The President wants everyone in college on Uncle Sam’s dime. As the default rate rises on federally backed student loans, President Obama has responded with a plan to make education lending even more expensive for taxpayers. That’s hard to do, but he’s determined. In his first student-lending reform, which was rushed ... Read Full Article ›


Obamacare Billions In Hidden Pork for Unions

Investor’s Business Daily Health Reform: How do you funnel billions of dollars to your union pals at a time when the government is running record deficits? Easy, you just tuck the money into ObamaCare. According to a new Government Accountability Office report, the federal government has so far handed out $2.7 billion out of a $5 billion program squirreled away ... Read Full Article ›


Obama Health Care Law has Unexpected Beneficiaries

Yahoo News RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama’s health care law created a $5 billion fund to shore up coverage for early retirees, and some of that money is flowing to places you might not expect. Two Texas public employee programs are among the top 25 recipients of the federal subsidy despite Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s opposition ... Read Full Article ›


GOP Wastes Obamacare Opportunity

National Review Michael Tanner November 2, 2011 GOP Wastes Obamacare Opportunity They should be gaining politically from attacking bad policies. GOPers aren’t giving repeal their all. A new poll released last week shows that support for Obamacare has reached an all-time low. According to the poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation, which has traditionally found more support for the health-care ... Read Full Article ›


Cooking the Books on Grandma’s Health Care

Wall Street Journal NOVEMBER 1, 2011 Medicare patients who get less care have a higher risk of dying. Don’t believe the hype that implies otherwise. BETSY MCCAUGHEY The British medical journal Lancet reported last month that 32% of elderly American patients undergo surgery in the year before they die, a statistic culled from Medicare data. In an accompanying editorial, Dr. ... Read Full Article ›


Caving on Obamacare

Investor’s Business Daily Reform: Remember when Nancy Pelosi promised that Americans would fall in love with ObamaCare once it was the law of the land? Turns out barely half of Democrats now like it. The Kaiser Family Foundation has tracked public support for ObamaCare since the law was passed. It’s never been very popular, but now support has hit a ... Read Full Article ›


ObamaCare Has Become the Great Unmentionable

Wall Street Journal OCTOBER 29, 2011 Less Popular All the Time ObamaCare has become the great unmentionable. Good policies are sometimes unpopular, and everybody knows that bad ones are too often very popular, which helps explain the habits of modern Washington. So it’s more than a little gratifying when the political class’s worst choices earn the public scorn they deserve, ... Read Full Article ›


Repeal Health Law? It Won’t Be Easy

OCTOBER 29, 2011 LOUISE RADNOFSKY Every Republican presidential candidate has promised to repeal the Obama administration’s health-care overhaul. But despite full-throated criticism, it’s going to be hard for any of them to fulfill that pledge if elected. Despite their full-throated pledges to repeal the health overhaul law, no Republican presidential candidate is likely to fulfill that pledge entirely if elected ... Read Full Article ›


We’d Like to Know a Little Bit About You for Our Files – Private Health Information Exposure

The American Spectator A new HHS regulation will create a government database of your private health information. David Catron 10.17.11 While armies of attorneys battle the Justice Department over Obamacare’s constitutionality, and politicians hold forth about their strategies for repealing and replacing the unpopular law, bureaucrats at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have been working around the ... Read Full Article ›


Obama’s Health Care Gamble

Wall Street Journal JOSEPH RAGO October 25, 2011 The extremely big bet that the Justice Department—and presumably, the White House—is making on ObamaCare’s constitutionality. Cert petitions asking the Supreme Court to hear the various constitutional challenges to the Affordable Care Act could be distributed to chambers for consideration as early as this week. If they are, we’ll know by mid-November ... Read Full Article ›



The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) is a United States federal statute signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010. The law (along with the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010) is the principal health care reform legislation of the 111th United States Congress. ObamaCare reforms certain aspects of the private health insurance ... Read Full Article ›


Unions Are on the ‘Hidden’ List to Receive ObamaCare Waivers

If ObamaCare is such a good idea, then why are there 111 companies on the waiver list? That’s the question in this Fox News segment: GatewayPundit highights the segment’s central charge: “The bottom line here is that they gave out waivers is an admission of guilt. Basically they’re saying, “You’re right. We screwed up.” That’s the bottom line here. They ... Read Full Article ›