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How it affects you

In How It Affects You, ObamaCare on 06/2012 at 8:00 AM

March 26, 2012 - We didn’t forget! Engage with us on Facebook and tell us how you really feel about ObamaCare. More > …

ObamaCare, we didn't forget!

January 12, 2012 - Don’t show me the money! More insanity from Obamaville (ObamaCare411.com) More > …

Oklahoma!

May 5, 2011 - Your kids’ health will depend on Electronic health records “The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is calling electronic health records (EHRs) and other information technology “essential” to success of the medical home model of providing quality healthcare management for children.” (InformationWeek) More . . .

May 3, 2011 - Susidies won’t keep up with premiums An interesting break down showing why the law’s shift of premium costs to individuals “may be difficult to sustain,” CBO director Doug Elmendorf recently testified. (Investors.com) More > . . .

April 28, 2011 - CBO says repealing ObamaCare grants would save $14 billion You heard right. The Congressional Budget Office also said eliminating the planned grants would also mean fewer people enrolling in ObamaCare.  (The Hill.com) More> . . .

April 26, 2011 – ObamaCare annual check-up? Doesn’t look good Being overweight is a personal matter, but being burdened by big government is a national problem. (New American) More > . . .

April 25, 2011 – Must read: How Health Reform Punishes Work “This new entitlement—which the chief actuary of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services estimates will cost more than $100 billion per year once it is fully implemented—will damage the country’s long-term fiscal outlook. It also will introduce far-reaching negative effects on rewards to work and bizarre new inequities into American life.” (Wall Street Journal) More > . . .

April 20, 2011 – ObamaCare Preview: The great Romneycare giveaway.  It’s probably not how Mitt Romney envisioned it, but the former Massachusetts governor’s signature health-care law is turning out to be a gigantic freebie for illegal immigrants.  (Sunshine News) More > . . .

April 19, 2011 – States turning down ObamaCare money Three cheers for Oklahoma and New Hampshire for sticking to their guns.  (Wall Street Journal)   More > . . .

April 15, 2011 – Sen. Cornyn: Ryan’s health plan “exactly like ObamaCare.”  According to Sen.  John Cornyn (R-TX), Ryan’s plan would replace ObamaCare with another government subsidized system – so what’s the point? Is there just a lot of Red vs. Blue politics taking place here? (Talking Points Memo) More > …

April 14, 2011 – ObamaCare: The great American deathtrap!! While the HHS may never be this forthcoming in describing what is really going on inside of the health care law, people are comparing ObamaCare with Paul Ryan’s Medicare proposals and discovering something: Ryan’s proposals make sense, Obama’s …. don’t. (NY Post) More > …

Op-Ed: We want a divorce! At the one-year anniversary of ObamaCare, states need to stand up and reject big government (ObamaCare411) More > …

Trending video: Oh-no-Bama didn’t! Two women in a McDonalds discover the truth to President Obama and the HHS’ agenda on their “new Medicare benefits” package under ObamaCare. Fail. (YouTube) More > …

An important message from Medicare

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April 6, 2011 - Inside Paul Ryan’s “Mediscare” plan No need to read the whole article, instead just read the bold headers. Rep. Ryan’s plan includes reducing the size of federal government, making Medicare voluntary, repealing ObamaCare (sort of, kind of, not really) and yes, raising the Medicare retirement age. What more do you want? (Time.com) More > …

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)

Politics watch

In ObamaCare, Politics Watch on 03/2012 at 12:00 AM

March 26, 2012 – Let The Supremes have their cake, and maybe eat it too  David Rivkin, lead counsel who represented the 26 states alongside Florida challenging the constitutionality of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, explains what is ahead for the Justices in the ObamaCare Hearings and what the Justices are expected to say. (Fox News) More > …

Jan. 13, 2012 - Don’t expect a TKO! Obama Administration boxing in Scalia on ObamaCare  David Rivkin, an outside counsel for the plaintiffs in the health reform case, told National Review he’s “very comfortable” that Scalia will seize upon this distinction to strike down the mandate. (Talking Points Memo) More > …

Welcome To Obamaville!

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May 3, 2011 – U.S. Senator from Arizona pens column on ObamaCare rationing  From text: “the point is, we do not give 15 government bureaucrats the right to ration Americans’ health care.”(Miner) More > …

April 26, 2011 – Boehner Boldly Goes Where No GOP Rep Will Go According to Speaker John Boehner, the House Republican budget, which passed on April 15, “transforms Medicare into a plan that’s very similar to the President’s own healthcare bill.” (TPM) More > …

April 25, 2011 – Rexcuse Me? Kagan stays in for Virginia ruling “With Kagan apparently set to vote in the Supreme Court’s ultimate decision on the Affordable Care Act . . . the chances that the law, or part of it, will be ruled unconstitutional are diminished. Justice Anthony Kennedy likely remains the critical vote, though there has been speculation that a more conservative court member could end up voting to uphold the law.” (Huffington Post) More > …

April 22, 2011 – Obama likes comparing his plan to Social Security and Medicare Line of the week: ObamaCare does have something in common with these two entitlements: Both of them could have worked if they had been less ambitious. (Washington Examiner) More > …

April 21, 2011 – Craftiness of the Otter! Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter signed an executive order that prohibits Idaho’s government entities from taking federal dollars meant to pay for national healthcare reform in the state. (Fox12 Idaho.com) More > …

April 20, 2011 – Deadline FAIL The Georgia Legislature is trying to set up mandatory health exchanges before a not-yet-determined deadline. (GeorgiaHealthNews.com) More > …

April 18, 2011 – Peace out 1099 tax reporting This couldn’t had come at a better time, ObamaCare’s new small business tax reporting requirement—the so-called 1099 provision—is no more, making it the first part of the law to be repealed. (Reason.com) More > …

April 15, 2011 – Are you rrrrrready to rrrrrumble?! Now that the budget has passed the House, the real fight can begin. (Wall Street Journal) More > …

April 14, 2011 – Deep thoughts with Philip Klein Writing for the Washington Examiner, Philip Klein mused on the 12-year window the Obama Administration is using to calculate the levels of ObamaCare spending and how much money it will supposedly save taxpayers. According to Klein, this finagling of the numbers may be potent ammo for those disputing ObamaCare’s supposed benefits. More > …

April 12, 2011 – RyanCare and ObamaCare’s common double standard “It’s really peculiar to come along and say you want to repeal the Affordable Care Act exchanges but create exchanges for the elderly,” Brookings health care expert Hank Aaron tells Ezra Klein in this interview on Paul Ryan’s Medicare plan.” (The Atlantic) More > …

Rep. Paul Ryan’s dirty exchange

In Politics Watch on 04/2011 at 2:51 PM

“What we have now is a Medicare system that’s going bankrupt,” Ryan said. “The most important thing is saving Medicare for future generations and that’s by creating a Medicare offshoot which lets seniors put Medicare money toward private plans. Hello death bed! (Fox News) More > …

Top 12 worst features of ObamaCare

In ObamaCare on 03/2011 at 10:47 AM

Between the 1099, waivers, Death Panels and Medicaid/Medicare drama, ObamaCare is truly one hot mess of a law and we just can’t seem to destroy the darn thing! (Investors Business Daily) More > …

America, we’re picking up the ObamaCare tab

In How It Affects You, ObamaCare on 02/2011 at 12:11 PM

No surprises here, ObamaCare will add almost 20 million Americans to Medicaid by 2019, estimated at a cost of up to $190 billion that will be paid by the federal and state governments. The states, businesses and you will have no choice in the matter; Washington is simply requiring all pick up the tab. (Wall Street Journal) More > …

Mitch Daniels’ appeal for sanity: new plans for ObamaCare

In Politics Watch on 02/2011 at 2:33 PM

If you missed Indiana Governor’s ideas on how to improve ObamaCare, wait no longer. Two of his ideas in particular, waiving benefit mandates, and moving Medicaid beneficiaries into the exchanges, deserve more discussion from both parties. (Wall Street Journal) More > …

Some states considering banding together to offer insurance?

In How It Affects You on 02/2011 at 11:53 AM

They’ve got to do something. They sure as heck can’t afford ObamaCare and its crushing Medicaid expansions being forced by the feds. (Wall Street Journal) More > …

Obama lied, grandma died

In How It Affects You on 02/2011 at 12:55 PM

If you recall, POTUS Obama said “I can report that Granny is safe.” But in fact, she may not feel that way if she’s one of the 700,000 seniors whose private Medicare Advantage insurance policy was not renewed last year because her insurance provider quit the business. (Wall Street Journal) More > …

Seven million members of Medicare Advantage will lose it

In How It Affects You on 01/2011 at 11:15 AM

This according to chief actuary Richard Foster, who’s devastating testimony against ObamaCare has people talking. (Wall Street Journal) More > …

Health Care Law is a hot mess

In Politics Watch on 01/2011 at 10:21 AM

Huge premium hikes, mountain’s of new mandates for employers, loss of insurance plans, cuts in Medicare and the list goes on! (Patriot Action Network) More > …

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