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ObamaCare ‘Bronze’ Plan Premiums Expected to Jump 14% in 2015

Hat/Tip to Kellan Howell at The Washington Times. If you like your plan, you can keep your plan – IF YOU CAN AFFORD TO. The latest in the national shame that is ObamaCare is that the “most affordable” Bronze plans are going up in price next year. In an analysis of expected rates for the biggest 15 cities in the nation, including Washington, D.C., Investor’s Business Daily reported Friday that the cost for the plan could increase by an average of 13.9 percent for 40-year-old non-smokers earning 225 percent of the poverty level. Some examples of this: Plan owners in […]

Captain Obvious Report: ObamaCare Makes Being Healthy Unaffordable

Hat/Tip to Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Jennifer Agiesta of the Associated Press. Most Americans knew when Barack Obama began preaching his Hope and Change, that something was up. His professed desire to “fundamentally transform the United States of America” seems to be one campaign promise he is keeping. And his signature legislation, the hysterically named “Affordable Care Act” is bleeding the bank accounts of Americans dry. We’ve already covered his broken promises on keeping your doctor and your plan, and his oft-repeated promise to save the average family $2,500 on their premiums each year. Now a new poll from The Associated […]

Sorry, You Can’t Find Out The Cost Of ObamaCare Until After the 2014 Mid-Term Elections

The Obamacare website is hiding 2015 premium increases until November 15th. Because if you know what it’ll cost, you won’t vote to re-elect Democrats. Those planning to purchase health insurance on the Obamacare exchange will soon find out how much rates have increased – after the Nov. 4 election. Enrollment on the Healthcare.gov website begins Nov. 15, or 11 days after the midterm vote, and critics who worry about rising premium hikes in 2015 say that’s no coincidence. Last year’s inaugural enrollment period on the health-care exchange began Oct. 1. “This is more than just a glitch,” said Tim Phillips, […]

ObamaCare To Force Thousands Out of Health Care Plans With New Cancellations

  If I had the time to do so, I could point you to countless posts, both on this blog and on others, warning Americans of the “unintended” consequences of the monstrosity known as ObamaCare. The biggest consequence came in direct contradiction of the lie repeated, ad nauseam, by President Obama that if you liked your health care plan or your doctor, you could keep your health care plan and doctor. That has already been proven to be false, but as I write this post, there are plans to make it even more so. Thirteen states and the District of […]

Here’s Why ObamaCare Cost 30,000 Wal-Mart Part-Timers Their Health Insurance Coverage

Hat/Tip to Jason Pye at Freedom Works. Looks like the rising costs of ObamaCare are once again, taking their toll on the average American who works for a weekly paycheck, trying to support their family. Wal-Mart has joined the ranks of employers that have been forced to drop health insurance for some 30,000 part-time workers, according to a report from the Associated Press. The big box retailer — which has struggled with sales and recently lowered its profit forecast for the year — made the move to adjust to rising healthcare costs under ObamaCare: The announcement comes after Wal-Mart said […]

Another Obamacare Success Story: Businesses Cutting Jobs Ahead of the Employer Mandate

. On the plus side, you’ll have (allegedly) cheap health insurance, and more time to play golf. Because, thanks to Obamacare, your job just went poof! Businesses are cutting jobs due to ObamaCare, according to surveys by several regional Federal Reserve Banks. Health economist John Goodman noted that “three Federal Reserve Banks in Philadelphia, New York and Atlanta have surveyed the folks in their area and roughly one fifth of the employers are saying they cut back on employment.” “Roughly one fifth are saying they’re moving from full time to part time,” Goodman added. “More than one in ten are […]

“If you like your plan, you can keep it” …250,000 Virginians to Lose Their Plans

ObamaCare damage is still happening.  This fall, 250,000 Virginians are going to learn that voting for Obama means losing their plan, and paying more for less coverage.    Of course, liberals will say that they were crappy plans.  After all, their old plans didn’t force men to have maternity coverage!   And, those same liberals will say that the people that are losing their plans are too stupid to realize that they really wanted to pay a lot more-for less coverage!

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Employers to Dump 90% of Health Care Plans: Thanks, ObamaCare!

Hat/Tip Freedomworks. Since the days of FDR, our government has been sticking it’s nose into our healthcare system. There are many problems with the employer-provided health insurance model. It was first implemented as a way to get around FDR’s wage controls during the Great Depression, and by all rights should never have existed in the first place. Tying health insurance to employment. instead of a system that favors individual plans purchased by individuals. is awkward, inefficient, and in many cases unjust. Then along comes Obama, and his plethora of broken promises making a bad system worse. However, a shift from […]

Obamacare Ruins More Than Health Care

Hat/Tip to the Capitalism Magazine. By now we have all found out what a fiasco ObamaCare is. The ridiculously named Affordable Care Act is anything but. It doesn’t improve or expand actual care and converse to it’s name, it raises health care costs. So what exactly are the dangers of ObamaCare? The suppression of liberty in health care choices will take all privacy down with it. Tight government control of electronic medical records–which used to be private–seems a minor contribution to the destruction of the Fourth Amendment compared to the seizure of everyone’s communications with everybody, without individual court orders […]