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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, […]

The Obama Doctrine: When Everything You’re Doing Is Wrong, Keep Doing More Of The Same

To be fair, this doctrine didn’t start with Barack Obama. He just made a more precise science out of it. It is not hard to see the evidence of my assertion. The laundry list of examples could go on and on. Here, for your reading pleasure, is Asylum Watch”s  short list of what the Obama administration has screwed up and continues to screw up. Please forgive me if the list seems disjointed. After six years of economic “recovery”, has the percentage of Americans of working age with jobs increased or decreased while the governments touted unemployment figure has decreased? It’s […]

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 […]

More Americans Than Ever Say ObamaCare is Harming Them, and Obama is a Failure, Too

Who you gonna believe, Obamabot propaganda, or your own lyin’ eyes? Over a quarter of Americans now say Obamacare has personally hurt them, according to a Gallup poll released Wednesday. Twenty-seven percent of Americans say the health-care law has hurt them, up from 19 percent in May. The percentage saying Obamacare has helped still lags behind, up to 16 percent from 10 percent earlier this year. Count me among the 27%. Obamacare is costing my family more money, for crappier coverage, with daily hassles over formerly routine stuff like prescription renewals. My doctor hates it too. Apparently that’s not a […]

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!

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 […]

Liberal Logic: “School House Reeks!”

The site, Liberal Logic, is becoming one of favorite stops on the Rightosphere.  Here is a recent comic posted,  they call it, School House Reeks! Get over to Liberal Logic for more fun!

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 […]

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 […]