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Today’s ObamaCare Trainwreck Update: The IRS Taketh, Small Businesses Still Getting Hosed

  Can you believe it’s been 5 long years since ObamaCare went into effect? Can you believe there are still deluded people out there who like Obamacare? Not for long. The pain, it is coming. Half of the households that received subsidies to help pay health insurance premiums last year under the Affordable Care Act will probably have to repay some of that money to the federal government, according to a new analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Sorry suckers! Taxpayers generally receive subsidies in advance, with the amount based on their projected household income for the year the insurance […]

Thanks To ObamaCare Nearly 200,000 In Colorado Will Lose Health Plans

Hat/Tip to Cardigan at IOTWReport.com. And the Lie of the Year is the gift that just keeps on giving, unfortunately; and 200,000 Coloradans are learning this the hard way. Gee, I wonder how many of those folks losing health care coverage in that Blue state voted for Obama? Buyers remorse, anyone? ~~~~~~~~~~ ObamaCare is causing even more Americans to lose their health insurance policies. Even if they like their policies, they can’t keep them. This time it’s happening in Colorado. Nearly 200,000 insured Coloradans will lose their health-care plans next year under the state’s embattled ObamaCare exchange, Connect for Health […]

Supreme Court Will Never Decide Obamacare’s Fate

Hat/Tip to Scott Rasmussen at Right Wing News. An excellent Op-Ed by pollster Scott Rasmussen, presented here, in its entirety. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ There has been a lot of discussion lately about whether the Supreme Court will save or destroy the president’s health care law, known to many as ObamaCare. At least one writer went so far as to suggest the court might be preparing to undo the nation’s safety net. To suggest that such talk is absurd is a gross understatement. Remember, we have no idea what the Court will decide. Some people following the oral arguments closely concluded that supporters […]

More ObamaCare Incompetence: HHS Sent Out 800,000 Bad Tax Forms To ObamaCare Enrollees

  These clowns can’t get anything right. Today’s Obamacare debacle? 800,000 bogus tax forms. The White House has some bad news for those ObamaCare-insured taxpayers who prepared for early tax filing — or actually had already filed. That form that they sent out about premiums and subsidies? More than ten percent of them turned out to be wrong, so … you’ll have to either wait to calculate your taxes, or have a do-over. They’ll mail corrected forms “soon.” Hey, filing your taxes wasn’t painful enough, right? It’s not just the federal exchange, either. The Covered California system issued 100,000 erroneous […]

More ObamaCare Problems: California Sends Out 100,000 Incorrect Tax Forms

  Hat/Tip to YahooNews. From the laughably awful website, to the hundreds of broken promises, ObamaCare is the headache to Americans that just keeps on giving. California’s health exchange apologized Thursday for sending about 100,000 incorrect tax forms last month to people who purchased private coverage, a mistake that could delay tax filings or force households to amend their taxes. Covered California acknowledged that it sent out inaccurate coverage information on 1095-A forms and is in the process of sending out revised forms, said spokesman James Scullary. In all, the state sent out 800,000 forms for the first time this […]

Obama Rewrites The Law Again, IRS Waives Obamacare Subsidy Clawback Penalties

    What do you do when you realize that millions of low-information voters are going to get hosed by your signature piece of legislation? Well, if you’re Barack Obama, you unilaterally decide not to enforce the inconvenient provisions of that law. So it should come as no surprise that the IRS has “clarified” how they’ll recapture excess Obamacare subsidies come April 15th. They won’t. Not right away anyway. If you got health insurance subsidies last year, and you’re worried that you got too much in federal tax credits and will be faced with a huge tax bill for repayment, […]

Six Million Taxpayers To Owe IRS For ObamaCare Tax…Wait, It’s Not A Tax, So, Penalty Or Fine Or Oh Alright, It’s A Tax

Hat/Tip to Newsmax. In 2009, President Obama and George Stephanopoulos got into a feisty discussion on whether ObamaCare was a tax or a penalty or a fine or a…*sigh* Anyway, it went something like this: GS: “Under this mandate, the government is forcing people to spend money, fining you if you don’t. How is that not a tax?” To which, Obama offered his standard, rambling response… BO: “Well, hold on a second, George. Here’s what’s happening. You and I are both paying $900, on average—our families—in higher premiums because of uncompensated care. Now what I’ve said is that if you can’t afford […]

CBO: Obama To Leave Gargantuan Deficits For Next President

  Hat/Tip to Conn Carroll at TownHall.com. Obama will still be screwing America and Americans even after he is out of office. His policies will explode the debt and deficits unless measures are taken to curb the insane spending his programs will incur. Federal deficits may have been falling since the end of the recent recession, but thanks to spending increases in major health care programs, including ObamaCare, deficits are set to explode in 2017, according to a new report by the Congressional Budget Office. Thanks to the recent recession and President Obama’s trillion dollar stimulus, the federal budget deficit reached an all […]

ObamaCare Penalty: Big Shock At Tax Time

Hat/Tip to Tom Howell, Jr at the Washington Times. President Obama said that it’s absolutely not a tax, except when his lawyers argued for the law in front of the Supreme Court, then it WAS a tax. More to the point, it is Big Government getting into our wallets, tax or not – We The People are left holding the bag. Those Americans who didn’t get health insurance last year could be in for a rude awakening when the IRS asks them to fork over their ObamaCare penalty — and it could be a lot more than the $95 many […]

Obama Proposes Free Community College, Says It Is A Right

First, we had the classification of health care as a right. How many times have we heard that broken mantra from the left, saying it should be guaranteed? Too many to count. To make sure that right was guaranteed, President Obama and his friends on the left shoved ObamaCare down our throats. It was something that most Americans neither wanted or needed, but we have it, regardless. To describe how it is “working”, or not, would take several thousand words. Isn’t that just grand? A new government program that guarantees all Americans receive health care. Or so we are told […]

Thanks ObamaCare, NJ Health Insurance Premiums Rising Faster Than Ever

  Nineteen times Dear Leader promised he’d reduce our health insurance premiums by $2,500 per year. Repeat after me: Barack Obama is a lying sack of shit. Since ObamaCare kicked in, health insurance premiums in New Jersey have risen faster than ever. Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, the cost of premiums in New Jersey each year have risen faster than the national average, according to a study released today by a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank. Premiums for New Jersey employer-sponsored health coverage climbed an average of 4.4 percent a year from 2003 through 2010 to […]

Supreme Court: Mark Levin Submits Amicus Brief In ObamaCare Subsidy Battle

  Hat/Tip to Katie Pavlich at TownHall.com. The Godfather of the Modern Conservative Movement is once again defending liberty and attacking the never-ending statism from the left. Conservative radio host and Landmark Legal Foundation President Mark Levin has submitted an amicus brief in support of the petitioners in King v. Burwell, the ObamaCare legal case that will be heard by the Supreme Court on March 5, 2015. The case addresses whether “the Internal Revenue Service may permissibly promulgate regulations to extend tax-credit subsidies to coverage purchased through exchanges established by the federal government under Section 1321 of the Patient Protection […]

Ben Carson: ‘Bunch of Crap’ That Obamacare Can’t Be Undone

  Hat/Tip to Melissa Clyne at Newsmax. Ben Carson spoke out recently about the stupidity behind the idea that ObamaCare cannot be eliminated. Dr. Ben Carson said Friday on Newsmax TV’s “America’s Forum” that he doesn’t think any of the ObamaCare architects actually believed the program would work, but that they viewed the law as “moving the ball toward the goal” of a government-controlled, single-payer system. “Healthcare is a gigantic issue, and there’s no question that the system was broken and that we needed to do something about it,” Carson said. “What we did not need to do is create […]

Obama Pulls The Rug Out From Under NJ Doctors’ Medicaid Reimbursement Rates

  For two years, Barack Obama pretended to care about Medicaid’s low reimbursement rates. He gave doctors a much-needed pay increase, to keep pace with Medicare and private insurance plans. But at the stroke of midnight on January 1st, the party’s over. When federal lawmakers planned the massive expansion of Medicaid as part of the Affordable Care Act, they included a big enticement to physicians — a significant, but temporary, pay increase. Although the pay increase was not tied to Medicaid expansion, New Jersey accepted the deal. Some 300,000 additional state residents have enrolled in Medicaid in the last year. […]

“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Is Still Government Policy…

“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” may not be policy in the military any longer when it comes to a soldier’s sexual preference; but it is definitely government policy when it comes to reporting on the state of our economy or on unemployment data. When a government agency or the President spouts a glowing feel good statistic about how well the economy is doing, they prefer you don’t ask why their numbers don’t square with your reality so they won’t have to tell you the truth. For the minority of Americans who are wanting to know the truth, they generally have to […]

Obamacare Tops Hot-Button Issues Soon Before Supreme Court

Hat/Tip to Sandy Fitzgerald at Newsmax. Well, let’s don’t get our hopes up, I mean John Roberts is STILL on the bench, and he loved ObamaCare so much that he re-wrote the statute to twist it into being quasi-Constitutional… The Supreme Court will tackle a laundry list of high-profile cases during the first six months of the new year, including decisions on ObamaCare and other hot-button topics that could pose big challenges for both liberal and conservative interests. The looming decision on ObamaCare tops the list of controversial agenda items, reports the National Journal, but justices are also considering decisions […]

Irrational Exuberance In Action: The 5% GDP Growth Number Is A Total Fraud

  Look! Just in time for Christmas! That Obama guy finally got our economy back on track! Now get out there and spend, spend, spend! At least that’s what the media wants you to believe. The U.S. economy roared into overdrive in the third quarter as consumer and business spending fueled the biggest expansion in more than a decade. Gross domestic product grew at a 5 percent annual rate from July through September, the biggest advance since the third quarter of 2003 and up from a previously estimated 3.9 percent, revised figures from the Commerce Department showed today in Washington. […]

Vermont’s Granola Grifters Give Up On Single Payer Health Insurance

  Even in the most socialist state in the nation, socialism fails. Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin is canceling his dream plan to create a single-payer health system in the state, he announced Wednesday. “I am not going to undermine the hope of achieving critically important health care reforms for this state by pushing prematurely for single payer when it is not the right time for Vermont,” Shumlin said in a statement Wednesday. “In my judgment, now is not the right time to ask our legislature to take the step of passing a financing plan for Green Mountain Care.” The problem, […]