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Having Failed to Learn From the First Debacle, Another ObamaCare Website Rollout Fails

You’d think the Obamacare brain trust would have learned their lesson. But, no, they rolled out a companion website to Healthcare.gov, and it failed spectacularly too. Another federal government-run website created under ObamaCare is suffering the same symptoms as the troubled federal health care exchange — grappling with delays, data problems and other hiccups as the deadline to take it public nears. At issue is a database known as the Open Payments website. It was created under the Affordable Care Act to shed light on the financial ties between doctors and pharmaceutical companies as well as device manufacturers. The transparency […]

Obamacare Now Pays for Gender Reassignment

Hat/Tip to Breitbart. I don’t need gender reassignment, but I do have this bunyon… Transgender Americans seeking gender reassignment surgeries are finding relief through Obamacare, The Daily Beast reported on Monday. Federal laws banning health insurance discrimination against transgender people, combined with Obamacare’s ban on denying coverage for those with pre-existing conditions, have paved a path for transgender patients who wish to make the transition from one gender to another.  “The federal anti-discrimination regulations have yet to be written, but California insurance regulators have said that companies must treat transgender patients the same as other patients,” reports The Daily Beast. […]

Obama Admin Defies SCOTUS, New HHS Mandates are a Distinction Without a Difference

New HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell, late of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s population control efforts, has again “revised” Obamacare’s anti-Catholic abortifascient and and birth control mandate. But her new regulations still firmly place the burden of providing life-destroying drugs and procedures on the employer. Meet the new form, it’s functionally equivalent to the old form. The new arrangement as a more complicated accounting gimmick, no different in effect than its predecessors. Arina Grossu, Director for the Center for Human Dignity at the Family Research Council, said the amendment “is simply another clerical layer because the employer still remains the […]

ObamaCare May Not Raise Enough Money To Pay For Itself

Again this morning, I want to pivot away from Israel, Hamas, and the rest of the world that is in turmoil because of Islamic terrorists. Instead, I want to focus on another of President Obama’s prime achievements. According to him, that is. I would be speaking about ObamaCare. It is the monstrous legislation that only exists because the Democrats rammed it down our throats and Chief Justice John Roberts changed Webster’s Dictionary so he could vote to uphold the tax/penalty. I believe there is ample proof that the bill is a disaster. Nothing in it has worked as designed. From […]

SEIU Supports ObamaCare: SEIU Rank and File Loses Jobs-Due to ObamaCare

Ready for a extra thick piece of irony cake?  As we all know, union bosses were big supporters of ObamaCare, funneling millions into democrat coffers.  However, as usual, the boss’s support of democrat causes the people they are supposed to “represent” to lose their jobs.  The SEIU is no exception. And, SEIU represented staff at East Niagara Hospital are being so well “represented” by the SEIU, they they don’t have to go to work-ever again! From Labor Union Report: SEIU-Backed ObamaCare Helps Cause SEIU-Represented Hospital To Cut 10% Of Full-Time Staff With ex-SEIU boss Andy Stern having taken credit for the passage […]

Top insurers say Obamacare exchange enrollment is shrinking fast

After people signed up, would they pay? That was the Big Question lurking in the shadows as the White House trumpted 8 million enrollees in Obamacare. “Trust us,” said the Obamabots, “they’ll pay.” Except, as you might have guessed by now, the checks got lost in the mail. ObamaCare exchange statistics should clear up any doubt as to why the Obama Administration has been tight-lipped about enrollment since celebrating 8 million sign-ups in mid-April. Reality, evidence suggests, could require quite a come-down from those lofty claims. The nation’s third-largest health insurer had 720,000 people sign up for exchange coverage as […]

Dude, where’s my exemption? 90% of the uninsured are now exempt from Obamacare penalties

It seems like everybody is exempt from Obamacare, except me. Today comes the breathtaking news that 90% of the remaining uninsured are exempt from paying the individual mandate tax penalty. Almost 90% of the nation’s 30 million uninsured won’t pay a penalty under the Affordable Care Act in 2016 because of a growing batch of exemptions to the health-coverage requirement. The architects of the health law wanted most Americans to carry insurance or pay a penalty. But an analysis by the Congressional Budget Office and the Joint Committee on Taxation said most of the uninsured will qualify for one or […]

ObamaCare Forces Insurance Companies to Spend YOUR Money

Hat/Tip to WeaselZippers. ObamaCare Wants Your Financial Information so Insurance Companies can Enroll You WITHOUT Your permission AND Charge You! . . ACA Requires Insurance Companies Enroll You In Plans Without Your Permission Today I received a letter from my insurance company Horizon Blue Cross, Blue Shield of New Jersey (“BCBSNJ”).  They alerted me that my plan (which already went up from $187 to $216) would now be rising again. I had expected this day would come but what I did not expect was that the ACA empowered insurance companies who had a person’s checking account on file to automatically enroll […]

Illegal Aliens Make a Video to Demand Free Health Care

The left is once again doing what it is best at; tugging on your heart strings and controlling the language of whatever particular cause they’re trying to push. This time they’ve managed to combine two hot button issues – ‘free’ health care & illegal immigration. It doesn’t matter to them that there is no such thing as ‘free’ health care. It doesn’t matter to them that a country cannot survive as long as it has open borders. No, the California Endowment is pushing the idea that the people who came to this country illegally have a right to ‘free’ health […]

GAO Says ObamaCare Website a Failure

GAO report cites Obama Administration “management failure” for healthcare.gov rollout woes   Incompetence? From the Obama Administration? Surely you’re as shocked as I am! But really, it’s true. The GAO says so. A nonpartisan congressional investigation has concluded that management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for the computer woes that paralyzed President Barack Obama’s health care program website last fall, officials told The Associated Press. The findings are in a report to be released Thursday by the Government Accountability Office, which has spent months investigating the health law’s chaotic rollout. GAO is the nonpartisan investigative agency of […]

ObamaCare Architect Caught in Huge Lie, Coins New Term: “Speak-O”

Hat/Tip to TownHall.com. Busted: Obamacare Architect Caught in Epic Lie, Confirming Opponents’ Argument So the left got another defeat in the courts regarding ObamaCare, and what do they do? Well besides going apoplectic, they haul out the spin doctors and let them go to work distorting the truth. When a DC Circuit Court of Appeals panel released its Obamacare-related decision earlier this week, the Left’s self-appointed “wonk” class kicked into damage control overdrive. The three-judge panel ruled that the ‘Affordable’ Care Act’s explicit language proscribed the distribution of subsidies to anyone who did not enroll through state-based marketplaces. The fallout […]

CNN Poll: Twice as many Americans were hurt by Obamacare than were helped

I imagine that somewhere in the land of unicorns and rainbows there is someone who was once helped by Obamacare. But here in the Real World, it’s been nothing but a royal pain in the butt. And now, a new poll by those noted right-wingers at CNN confirms what most sane people already know. Obamacare’s overall approval rating remains upside-down by nearly 20 points (40/59), virtually unchanged from its March “rebound.” Democrats’ self-congratulatory convulsions over “eight million new enrollees” failed to move the needle. (Reasons for scare quotes here, here, here, and — new today! — here). Asked whether the […]

Federal Appeals Court Rules That ObamaCare Subsidies Only Apply to State Exchanges, Obama Administration Promises to Ignore the Decision

It always struck me as funny that when a court ruled for something liberal, like killing babies, or the First Amendment doesn’t mean what it says it means, it’s the gospel truth, etched in granite, and can never again be questioned.  However, if  a ruling goes against them, that’s a different story indeed.  Then, it’s terrible, awful, and require laws to be passed to bypass the court.  Or, they might just ignore it anyway.  The latest example of this comes from the ObamaCare front, where the administration’s efforts to bypass states that did not set up exchanges (or did, and […]

ObamaCare – Fake Applicants Approved For Health Care Subsidies

It’s been a while since I wrote about ObamaCare, but this is worthy of a post. We all know, if we will admit to the knowledge, that ObamaCare is a boondoggle. It is a massive federal program that is poorly designed and even more poorly conceived. It is an attempt to take over the health care system in America, out of the control of the patients and doctors and placing it in the control of the federal bureaucracy. If for no other reason than that, it is a bad law and even worse program. When you consider the ineptitude and […]

ObamaCare Funding to cause Doctor Shortage

Hat/Tip to USAToday. Supply won’t meet growing demand for primary care Even though Obama’s signature legislation, the contrarily named ‘Affordable Care’ Act will create a need for 8,000 new family, or primary care doctors, funding in ObamaCare will only yield a bit over 2,000 new physicians. Federally funded programs will add at least 2,300 new primary care practitioners by the end of 2015, but the funding for at least one of those programs is set to expire at the same time, contributing to a massive shortage of doctors available to treat patients — including those newly insured through the Affordable […]

NBC Claims All Americans Will Be Implanted With Microchips For Obamacare

Hat/Tip to The USPatriot. Talk about giving up your freedoms and personal liberties… Recently, NBC predicted that in 2017, we will all be tagged with microchip, implanted to help identify individuals immediately. According to the report, the technology is used to answer one question, “Am I who I say I am?” Some worry, however, that the RFID Microchip will give the government too much power, allowing them to track every move. In some states, like Virginia, legislation is in process to stop his from happening. The report also reveals an RFID Brain Chip that has been developed and is currently […]

ObamaCare & Transparency don’t go hand-in-hand: taxpayers foot the bill

Hat/Tip to Political Calculations. “I will also hold myself as President to a new standard of openness. Going forward, anytime the American people want to know something that I or a former President wants to withhold, we will have to consult with the Attorney General and the White House Counsel, whose business it is to ensure compliance with the rule of law. Information will not be withheld just because I say so. It will be withheld because a separate authority believes my request is well grounded in the Constitution. Let me say it as simply as I can: Transparency and […]

Study finds ObamaCare will NOT reduce number of uninsured: Thanks alot Barack!

  Hat/Tip I Hate The Media. So we screwed up the greatest healthcare system in the world, spent billions of dollars on websites that don’t work, ruined millions of health insurance polices for hardworking Americans – killing a few people in the process, by the way – and legislated the largest single tax increase in world history… for what?  From the National and State Impact Analyses of the ACA on Insurance Prices and Enrollment Beyond 2014: Nationally, we estimate an initial decrease in the uninsured with greater use of the private health insurance subsidies, but over time health plan prices […]

Stage-4 Cancer patient loses her coverage AND her doctors because of Obamacare

From Poor Richard’s News. What follows is a heartbreaking story. What makes it worse is that if we don’t stop ObamaCare, it won’t be an anomaly, it will be the standard. Reading this story absolutely breaks my heart, both for this woman and the millions of Americans who will soon be in her shoes. Everyone now is clamoring about Affordable Care Act winners and losers. I am one of the losers. My grievance is not political; all my energies are directed to enjoying life and staying alive, and I have no time for politics. For almost seven years I have […]

Every Democrat Voted to Bailout Insurance Companies: Zero Republicans Voted For Insurance Bailout

We’ve heard of ObamaCare’s “Reinsurance Program” and “Risk Corridors” and inherently knew that neither meant anything good for the average American. Both provide a bailout written by Congress, put right within the ObamaCare law. Every single Democrat in Congress voted for taxpayers to reimburse losses insurance company’s bear due to ObamaCare. An insurer’s risk of loss is approximately 2 percent, but insurance company’s are not in business to bear losses. It’s my opinion that regardless of what is law, there will be no risk of loss at all. UPDATE: I’m traveling — my first time to post by iPad (and […]