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ObamaCare Pros and Cons


‘Affordable Care Act’ will RAISE costs for parents of special-needs kids

President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, known as “Obamacare,” will make it more difficult for parents of special-needs children to pay for tuition at special schools and to purchase medical equipment, according to a new report. More than 30 million Americans place money into a pre-tax Flexible Spending Account (FSA) through their employers to help save emergency funds to pay for ... Read Full Article ›


Obamacare is Lipstick on a Pig

It’s been one year since the Supreme Court decision that allowed Obama administration officials to begin implementing the Affordable Care Act, and the frequency and volume of reports about the challenges facing those reforms—and the difficulties they are visiting on those who were supposed to benefit from them—are increasing dramatically. Jeff Vernon, an employee of Scrambler Marie’s restaurant in Toledo, ... 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 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 ›


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 ›


More Obamacare Fiction

National Review – The Corner August 25, 2012 More Obamacare Fiction Grace-Marie Turner President Obama said during his weekly radio address today that he wanted to share “some actual facts” about “a lot of accusations and misinformation flying around” about Medicare. Let’s look at the “facts” that he highlights in his address: “We’ve extended the life of Medicare by almost ... Read Full Article ›


Obamacare Changed Everything

National Review – The Corner August 13, 2012 Yuval Levin Watching some of the Sunday shows yesterday and reading the usual suspects online, I was struck by how even knowledgeable liberals still do not understand what Obamacare has done to them. They have a sense that health care is no longer a good issue for them, that it might have ... Read Full Article ›


A Supreme Win for Women: The Crucial Benefits of Obamacare

by Jessica Arons Jun 28, 2012 7:00 PM EDT Thanks to Obamacare, women can’t be charged 150 percent more than men for insurance, can’t be penalized for having had a C-section—and can count birth control as preventive care. Women have much to celebrate in today’s historic Supreme Court ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act—starting with the fact that it means ... Read Full Article ›


Cons of Obamacare

1. The largest tax increase in history — 21 separate tax increases and new taxes, 75 percent of which hit the middle class. $500 billion in total tax hikes. Examples: Individual mandate tax (2.5 percent of gross income). Employer mandate tax ($3,000 per employee). Investment income surtax (3.8 percent times interest, dividends, rents, capital gains, royalties, etc.) Medicare payroll tax ... 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 ›


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 ›


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 ›


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 ›


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 ›


Another ObamaCare Health Insurance Glitch

Wall Street Journal NOVEMBER 16, 2011 Congress made a legal mistake while rushing through the health law. Now it’s come back to haunt the administration. JONATHAN H. ADLER AND MICHAEL F. CANNON Even if ObamaCare survives Supreme Court scrutiny next spring, its trials will be far from over. That’s because the law has a major glitch that threatens its basic ... 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 ›


Critical Cancer Drugs are in Short Supply Thanks to Price Controls

Wall Street Journal The Bush-Obama Rx Shortages Critical cancer drugs are in short supply thanks to price controls. This week President Obama finally confronted a major U.S. health-care disgrace—the growing shortages of lifesaving drugs, especially anticancer therapies. For some reason the White House lumped its executive order with its “we can’t wait” campaign against House Republicans, but the pity is ... 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 ›


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 ›


GOP Says Obamacare Undermines Marriage

“The result of linking the tax credit to the federal poverty level is that two individuals who make between $61,600 and $91,200 in 2014 will not benefit from the tax credit if they decide to marry, but both individuals can qualify for the tax credit if they remain unmarried or if they decide to divorce,” the report states. The report ... 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 ›


Wal-Mart: Every Day Low Benefits

Wall Street Journal Everyday Low Benefits Wal-Mart workers pay for the retailer’s ObamaCare embrace. When Wal-Mart endorsed President Obama’s health-care plan in 2009, CEO Mike Duke said it did so “to remove the burden that is crushing America’s businesses and hampering our competitiveness in the global economy.” That doesn’t seem to be working out too well—for all Americans, and especially ... Read Full Article ›