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HHS Secretary Syivia Burwell On ObamaCare: “Affordability Is Still A High Hurdle”

    ObamaCare is “working” dontcha know, except for that pesky affordability thing. Sylvia Burwell came to Newark today, to shill for her boss’s signature statutory sensation, and she inadvertantly told the truth. Burwell acknowledged that affordability is still a high hurdle for many, however. Affordability, whether in the cost of the premium, the deductible, co-payments or co-insurance “is one of the fundamental issues” keeping people from getting health insurance, she said. “We need to work on putting downward pressure on those costs,” Burwell said. So, a fundamental issue with ObamaCare is affordability. Even though its official name is The […]

Obama’s Executive Amnesty: Gateway To ObamaCare For Illegal Aliens

  HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell let the cat out of the bag. Health and Human Services chief Sylvia Burwell made an appeal for immigration reform and extending ObamaCare benefits to DREAM-eligible illegal immigrants on Tuesday while promoting the health-care law. Burwell was touting the upcoming ObamaCare enrollment period, which begins Saturday, on a webcast with several Latina bloggers when she stepped outside her typical domain and advocated for a change in immigration policy. “DREAMers are not able to be covered in the marketplace,” Burwell said in response to a question about whether families with mixed immigration statuses can get ObamaCare […]

Get Ready For The New And Improved healthcare.gov, Now With “Waiting Rooms”

It’s T minus 5 days and counting for the debut of Healthcare.gov V2.0. On November 15th the second wave of ObamacCare signups goes live, and this time HHS officials are confident that they’re almost ready. But in case they’re not, you can pass the time in our of their snazzy new digital waiting rooms. With the next time to buy health plans under the Affordable Care Act starting in less than a week, the Obama administration is expressing confidence that HealthCare.gov is no longer the rickety online insurance marketplace that exasperated consumers a year ago. Behind the scenes, however, federal […]

Kaboom! SCOTUS To Decide Whether healthcare.gov Enrollees Are Eligible For Subsidies

Just when you thought this week’s good news couldn’t get any better… The Supreme Court has snatched the Halbig case out from the clutches of Obama’s lefty-packed D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. How big a deal is this? HUGE. As in, earth-shattering kaboom huge. The Supreme Court, moving back into the abiding controversy over the Affordable Care Act, agreed early Friday afternoon to decide how far the federal government can extend its program of subsidies to buyers of health insurance. At issue is whether the program of tax credits applies only in the consumer marketplaces set up by sixteen states, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Government Screw-Ups-No One Is Ever Fired

When I saw this headline on an entry at Foreign Policy.Com, my interest was piqued: The Biggest Foreign Policy Screw-Up of 2013 I thought: “This has got to be good considering all of the competition in the screw-up category”. I was surprised when I read that the author, Daniel W. Drezner, choose this adminstration’s handling the Edward Snowden affair as this year’s worse screw-up. Specifically, he was talking about a time six weeks after Snowden fled the country and was in Russia seeking asylum. That when the government, using its proxies: Portugal, Spain, France, and Italy to refuse to allow Bolivian […]

“I Promise!!” Barack Obama’s Great Deception on Obamacare Premiums

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Remember way back to the 2008 Presidential campaign? Then Senator Obama made a promise, one he repeated over and over for the next few years. Here’s a reminder of what he said: “If you’ve got insurance through your employer, you can keep your insurance. We estimate we can cut the average family’s premium by about $2,500 per year. If you don’t have health insurance, then we’re going to provide you the option of buying into the same kind of federal pool that both Sen. McCain and I enjoy as federal employees. We’re going to make sure insurance companies can’t discriminate […]

War on Christians Escalates: Judge Forces Hobby Lobby to Violate Beliefs

Notice that there seems to be a war on Christianity under way?  Well, the folks at Hobby lobby have noticed, as they  went to court to escape the the ObamaCare regulations that require them to provide coverage for the abortion pill.  Unfortunately, it seems that at least one federal judge seems t think that Religious Freedom really doesn’t exist.  LifeNews reported: A federal judge has issued a ruling siding with the Obama administration saying that it has the right to force Hobby Lobby, a Christian-owned and run company, to pay for drugs for women that may cause abortions. The privately held […]

A Tale of two Stories: Praying Priest and Pastor Arrested at White House, Occupiers Threw Smoke Bomb in January-no Arrests

In an apparent escalation between the Obama administration and Christians, six people, including a priest and a pastor, were arrested at the White House fence last Thursday.  Their offence?  Praying.  Gateway Pundit has more… World Net Daily reported on the arrests: Six people peacefully protested the Obama administration’s mandate requiring employers to provide contraceptives, sterilization, and abortion-producing drugs by kneeling in prayer in front of the White House, and they quickly were arrested and whisked away by U.S. Park police. … The six people, including Wilde, of Priests for Life, and Rev. Pat Mahoney of the Christian Defense Coalition, organized the […]