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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 […]

ObamaCare Architect Ezekiel Emanuel: “So be prepared to kiss your insurance company good-bye forever”

Ever since ObamaCare was proposed, Conservatives and Libertarians were warning everyone that the actual intent was to kill the medical and insurance industry, and set up a single payer system.  The then spanking new Conservative Hideout 1.0 was in on that.  Here is a small selection of posts from way back when… Obama’s History of Favoring Single Payer Single Payer: A Faulty Rationale You Mean That ObamaCare is Cloward-Piven for Private Insurance? Exploring the Intent of ObamaCare: Donald Berwick and Ezekiel Emanuel Single Payer: A Faulty Rationale I even bothered to make a video about it back in 2009… Of […]

Simple Questions About Obamacare

To the American Left, please answer a few questions about Obamacare. How can the ACA be so good when it is going to drive tens of millions of Americans out of their existing coverage when the employer mandate kicks in?   What about the mandate forcing folks to act against their faith? Their 1st Amendment rights are violated under the ACA by making contraceptives, sterilization and aborto-facient drugs are mandatory for employers to provide.   What about the over 20 new taxes that are hitting the American people for a half a trillion dollars? These are levied against medical innovators, […]

ObamaCare Fail Day: Democrat Doom in 2014?

Will the democrats fall on their swords in the 2014 mid-terms?  We might predict that, especially with the devastation caused by ObamaCare.  However, what if they believe the excuse making/blame placing machine that is the Obama administration, and their lackeys in the MSM?  In that case, many of them will openly share the nasty ideas that reside in their little black hearts.  Stacy McCain has an example of that trait in action… If you want to see a microcosm of the problems looming for Democrats in their 2014 mid-term campaign to recapture the House, look no further than New York’s […]

Tragic Irony Overload: Former NHS Director Dies After Surgery Canceled Four Times!

Back when ObamaCare was being debated, and what I mean by debated is that the Democrats had closed door meetings without Republicans, I covered the goings on at the British National health Service (NHS).  It’s single payer, and single provider.  And, that tends to kill a lot of people.  Here are some examples… Babies: There’s a Death Panel for That! ObamaCare Damage, a Glimpse of out Future: NHS Commits De facto Euthanasia with 130,000 a Year Socialized Medicine Kills: Brit Doctor Condemned to Death by NHS Does Single Payer Kill? Why Yes, Yes it Does Does Single Payer Kill? The […]

Government Now Decides Who Lives and Who Dies

We’ve been warning people that allowing the government to control the health care of all Americans will lead to unelected bureaucrats deciding who lives and who dies.  Here is a great example… For those who may not yet know, Sarah Murnaghan is a 10-year-old girl from Pennsylvania, who suffers from end-stage Cystic Fibrosis. She needs a lung transplant, and is on the UNOS waiting list. Unfortunately, child donor lungs are extremely rare, and the cut-off age for adult lungs is 12. Sarah is medically eligible to receive adult donor lungs, but can not be placed on that list due to current […]

Babies: There’s a Death Panel for That!

Sorry for the flippant title, but it’s so horrifying that I had to make a absurdity of it.  Sadly, the truth is far more disturbing.  It seems that that the NHS, the British National Health System, has set up a protocol, or death panel, to deal with the “less than desirable” babies born in the UK.  GateWay Pundit has more… The Daily Mail reported: Sick children are being discharged from NHS hospitals to die at home or in hospices on controversial ‘death pathways’. Until now, end of life regime the Liverpool Care Pathway was thought to have involved only elderly and terminally-ill adults. […]

ObamaCare Damage, a Glimpse of out Future: NHS Commits De facto Euthanasia with 130,000 a Year

Now that ObamaCare has been deemed “constitutional” by the SCOTUS, we have some more glimpses into out future.  There are many aspects to this future that are rather chilling.  The latest is the revelation that the British NHS commits an informal form of euthanasia to deal with the overcrowding and lack of resources in their single payer system.  Life News has the details… Shocking news from England today has top NHS officials indicating doctors acting in the UK government-run health program annually kill as many as 130,000 patients prematurely because of overcrowding at hospitals, medical clinics and nursing homes. Professor […]

If SCOTUS knocks down Obamacare, fight over?

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So if the Supreme Court overturns Obamacare and rules it unconstitutional, is the fight over? Not hardly, says Brad Dacus of the Pacific Justice Institute. Looks like we will have just begun to fight, to paraphrase a certain famous Naval Captain. It is reported in the linked article below that California may well enact their own version of Obamacare if it is struck down. This would probably precipitate other states to follow. Basically we have a long, protracted fight on our hands, but as also pointed out in the article, the folks on our side are not waiting for the […]

Obamney’s Healthcare?

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This is a video I first saw on Flopping Aces. I thought it would be a good idea to post it here and urge all of our loyal viewers here at CH 2.0 to help it go viral. In my opinion, Romney has two Achilles’ heels. Romney Care and his wealth. This is what I posted on Flopping Aces about this very subject” Romney has two huge weaknesses when he runs against Obama: Government run health care, as the video points out and his wealth. With Obama’s relentless attacks on “millionaires and billionaires,” Romney will be the perfect foil. The […]

More Reasons to Avoid Socialized Medicine

Over the last two-plus years, I’ve been writing about socialized medicine, and why we should avoid it like the plague.  Here are some more reasons from Sweden… A man from Nyköping in eastern Sweden has been denied a power wheelchair despite having had both of his legs amputated as the local health authority remained “uncertain if the impairment was permanent”. Now, I’ve never been to Sweden, but to my knowledge, Swedes are just like the rest of us in that they do not regenerate limbs! The man had his legs amputated after a long struggle with diabetes, but despite being unable get […]

Paul Krugman Seems to Favor the Supposedly “Nonexistent” Death Panels UPDATED!

If you remember, we were discussing rationing throughout the ObamaCare debates.  Of course, we were called “fear mongers,” among other things.  Now that the law has been passed, and the other predictions we made are coming to pass, the entire rationing issue continues to brew under the surface.  However, every now and again, it rears its ugly head.  It started in the very early days of the Obama Administration… We must always remember that what the messiah and his minions cannot accomplish outright, they will accomplish incrementally.  For more, look at this. In testimony yesterday before the Senate Committee on Finance, […]

ObamaCare Damage: Increased Costs to Consumers, Just as Predicted

It’s been a while since I covered the damage that is piling up due to ObamaCare. One prediction from the right was that costs would rise for both employers and employees.  For saying that, we were called liars, rednecks, racists, and so on. Fast forward less than one year after the bill’s passage, and low and behold, costs have risen for employers, as well as for employees.  The NY Times has the story on increasing costs for employees. As health care costs continue their relentless climb, companies are increasingly passing on higher premium costs to workers. The shift is occurring, policy analysts […]

ObamaCare Damage: 60 New Hospitals Cancelled, Others Prevented From Expanding

Here’s the latest in my effort to expose the damage that is being caused by ObamaCare.  I missed this when it was originally published at CNS News, but here it is now More than 60 doctor-owned hospitals across the country that were in the development stage will be canceled, said Molly Sandvig, executive director of Physician Hospitals of America (PHA). “That’s a lot of access to communities that will be denied,” Sandvig told CNSNews.com. “The existing hospitals are greatly affected. They can’t grow. They can’t add beds. They can’t add rooms. Basically, it stifles their ability to change and meet […]

The Tale of Two Obama Minions: Donald Berwick and Ezekiel Emanuel

As regular readers are well aware, I’ve spent a great deal of time covering the death and abuse that are part of the British NHS.  We’ve covered that over 20,000 cancer victims die each year because the NHS won’t cover their medications.  We’ve covered the terrible conditions at some NHS facilities, and we’ve covered the lack of care and waiting periods that are part and parcel to any socialized medical system.  Needless to say, the NHS should be viewed as a cautionary warning against a single payer system. Here are some of the posts here that discuss the carnage that […]

Socialized Medicine Kills: Brit Doctor Condemned to Death by NHS

I’ve been trying to present evidence of the deadly nature of socialized medicine for some time now.  Frankly, it hasn’t been very difficult.  Here’s the latest, from the Daily Mail.   It’s about a single individual, but it does, ironically, show how the NHS treats it’s own employees. A doctor denied vital cancer treatment said yesterday that she had been betrayed by the NHS. Becky Smith, 30, has been refused a breakthrough treatment which could prolong her life by up to 20 years. The drug refusal came after her breast cancer was missed four times. Without the treatment she may only […]

ObamaCare Damage: IPAB, Rationing and the Dealth Panel?

I caught this video over at Hot Air today, and thought it best to share it here.  Kindly give a close listen to Peter Orszag, the current Director of the Office of Management and Budget under the POTUS. So, we have the IPAB, which stands for Independent Payment Advisory Board.  From what Orszag is saying; that it will cut costs by not being “based on quantity,” I think we can safely assume that this is a rationing body. Now, if this is a rationing body, and they are going to cut costs by not treating things, might this also be […]

ObamaCare Damage: The Numbers Never Added up, IRS to Collect Fines, and Job Losses

I saw that Hot Air was covering the news that, according to the CMS, ObamaCare will cause costs to go up, and will NOT meet the claimed projected savings. Hot Air quoted that news source that “shall not be quoted,” so I looked up other sources. Like this, from Kaiser Health News. So who are these guys who are sounding the latest alarm? They’re the professional actuaries at the Department of Health and Human Services’ Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), who typically operate with far greater independence than others who make official government projections. The Congressional Budget Office, […]

Calorie Count Mandate was in Obamacare Bill

One of the many little provisions in Obamacare that will threaten your property and liberty is one where the federal government will now order restaurant chains to post calorie counts on menus, menu boards and drive-through displays as well as provide additional nutrition information upon request. The law also applies to convenience stores and grocery outlets that serve ready-to-eat meals as well as many vending machine operators. According to the Detroit News, this new federal mandate will go into effect next year after the FDA writes the rules, and will affect more than 200,000 restaurant chains nationwide and several thousand […]

100 Years of Trying- Communism Wins in the End Though

President Barack Obama’s remarked, earlier this week, after the passage through the House of his new health control law that “after nearly 100 years of talk and frustration, after decades of trying, and a year of sustained effort and debate, the United States Congress finally declared that America’s workers…” have health care reform. Obama is right- the battle between communism and liberty has been raging for over a hundred years, and last week, communism won a great battle. The headlines are shouting how after years and years of fighting, finally health care reform is here. The way they say it […]

Lessons for Washington DC from School House Rock

When I was a kid I used to watch the School House Rock clips every Saturday morning in between cartoons.  I loved the catchy little songs and how they taught the basics on a variety of topics from conjunctions to the American Revolution.  I still can remember most of them to this day.  Looking back, I now realize just how important those clever little videos were in my life. This week is a very critical moment in time in our young Republic’s existence.  We are faced with an out of control Congress that is ready to usurp our Constitution with legislative chicanery.  Louise Slaughter, a […]

Doctors in Favor of ObamaCare? Not so Much

The administration would have us believe that the medical profession is solidly behind the President’s health care plan.  After all, they repeatedly have handed out white coats to supporters for photo ops.    Right after it passes, they’ll all get on their unicorns and lead the way to the progressive utopia, right? As usual, reality intervenes, and we start seeing more of the likely consequences of what will happen if ObamaCare passes.  For today, let’s take a look if there will be a doctor for you to see.  You see, large numbers of doctors will quit or retire if ObamaCare […]

Does Single Payer Kill? Why Yes, Yes it Does

Still wondering why we are resisting socialized medicine? We are resisting it because it does have a tendency to kill people.  Over the last few weeks, we have chronicled the NHS in the UK, and its record on killing British citizens.  Here is the latest installment, courtesy of the Daily Mail. Up to 20,000 people have died needlessly early after being denied cancer drugs on the NHS, it was revealed yesterday. The rationing body NICE has failed to keep a promise to make more life-extending drugs available. Treatments used widely in the U.S. and Europe have been rejected on grounds […]

Tin Foil Hat Alert

Since we’ve been hitting the heath care reform pretty hard here lately, we’ve been getting some more lefty spam.  Most of it doesn’t even bear mentioning, just snide little one-liners, but this one is priceless.  I’ve taken out the links (of which there were many). IGNORE THE WILL OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AT YOUR PERIL!! TAKE THE VOTE! …TAKE THE VOTE! …TAKE THE VOTE! (LINK REMOVED) MADAM SPEAKER, tells it like it is. (LINK REMOVED) We Want A Strong Government-Run Public Option NOW!! (LINK REMOVED) (LINK REMOVED) (LINK REMOVED) The Voice Of TRUTH! (LINK REMOVED) SHE’S BACK! (LINK REMOVED) A […]

Does Single Payer Kill?

My recent heath care posts have brought on some reactions.  I’ve gotten quite a few spam comments (still in the queue) regarding them.  Most are attempts at lib talking points, but they are nothing if not persistent.  One was kind enough to leave a link in the shoutbox regarding people dying due to lack of insurance.  However, the link comes up as not existing. Since this claim comes from Rep. Grayson, it might likely be dismissed as pure propaganda, as that is all the left has to offer. Then, I received this spam comment on my last post about single […]