Tag Archives: Obamacare

WND: Don’t Waste Your Money On Health Insurance

After all, when White Jesus says it’s your time, who are you are argue? Via World Net Daily: Republicans say they are going to “replace” Obamacare, but they will come up with something very similar and at least as bad if they start with the same misguided objective: “universal coverage.” There are necessities of life, but insurance is not one …

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POLL: Only 26% Support Obamacare Repeal

The Hill reports: Only one-quarter of the public wants to repeal ObamaCare completely, according to a new poll. The poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation finds that 26 percent of the country wants to repeal the entire law. Meanwhile, 30 percent want to expand the law, 19 percent keep it as is and 17 percent scale it back. The results …

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Trump Taps Leading Obamacare Critic To Run HHS

NBC News reports: President-elect Donald Trump announced Tuesday that he will nominate Georgia Rep. Tom Price to head the Department of Health and Human Services. The Cabinet-level pick, which requires Senate confirmation, inserts one of Obamacare’s most outspoken critics into the key position to dismantle it and help Republicans implement their own blueprint for health care reform. “Chairman Price, a …

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Paul Ryan: Medicare Will Be Privatized [VIDEO]

Jonathan Chait writes for New York Magazine: “Your solution has always been to put things together, including entitlement reform,” says Baier, using Republican code for privatizing Medicare. Ryan replies, “If you’re going to repeal and replace Obamacare, you have to address those issues as well. … Medicare has got some serious issues because of Obamacare. So those things are part …

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Obamacare Signups Surge After Election Despite Republican Wins Dooming The Program To Extinction

The Hill reports: The day after Donald Trump’s presidential election victory marked the strongest day of ObamaCare signups in this year’s open enrollment period so far. More than 100,000 people selected plans through HealthCare.gov on Wednesday, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced. “Best day yet this Open Enrollment,” HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell wrote in a tweet. …

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Dr. Stabby To Have Role In Obamacare Repeal Plan

Politico reports: Ben Carson says he’s still ironing out his role in the incoming administration of President-elect Donald Trump, but one thing’s certain: He’ll have a role in helping craft the replacement plan for Obamacare. “I think the replacement obviously must come first and it must be something that is very appealing and easy to understand. And then, only then, …

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Bill Clinton Makes Case For Single-Payer, Calls Obamacare “The Craziest Thing The World” [VIDEO]

Setting the stage for single-payer already? CNN reports: Bill Clinton criticized President Barack Obama’s signature policy reform while on the stump for his wife, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, calling Obamacare “the craziest thing in the world.” Speaking Monday at a Democratic rally in Flint, Michigan, the former president ripped into the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for flooding the health …

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New York Times Editorial Board Slams Ken Paxton’s “Bigoted And Specious” Attacks On Trans Citizens

From the New York Times editorial board: Just days after the federal Department of Education in May issued sensible antidiscrimination guidelines for accommodating transgender students, Texas’ attorney general, Ken Paxton, set out to challenge them. Zeroing in on North Texas, the attorney general’s office encouraged the Harrold Independent School District to adopt an anti-transgender bathroom policy. The choice of district …

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Texas Leads Four Other States In Federal Lawsuit To Exclude Trans People From Obamacare Because Jesus

Chris Geidner reports at Buzzfeed: Five states, led by Texas, and several nonprofit medical groups, all of which are religiously affiliated, filed a lawsuit on Tuesday challenging the Obama administration’s efforts to guarantee health care coverage to transgender people under the Affordable Care Act. “On pain of significant financial liability, the [Health and Human Services Department’s] Regulation forces doctors to …

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REPORT: Aetna Is Leaving Most Obamacare Exchanges To Punish Feds For Blocking Merger With Humana

The Huffington Post reports: The big health care news this week came from Aetna, which announced on Monday it was dramatically scaling back participation in the Affordable Care Act ― thereby reducing insurer competition and forcing customers scattered across 11 states to find different sources of coverage next year. Aetna officials said the pullout was necessary because of Obamacare’s problems …

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Aetna To Leave Most Obamacare Exchanges

Back in February, Aetna reported $2.7 billion in earnings for 2015, a 15% increase over the previous year. But that’s not enough to keep them in Obamacare. CNN Money reports: In the latest blow to Obamacare, Aetna is vastly reducing its presence on the individual exchanges in 2017. The insurer will stop offering policies on the exchanges in 11 of …

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House Republicans Win Obamacare Ruling

CNN reports: A federal judge ruled Thursday against the administration in a challenge to a portion of the Affordable Care Act brought by the House of Representatives. At issue is the “cost sharing” provision in the law that requires insurance companies offering health plans through the law to reduce out-of-pocket costs for policy holders who qualify. The government offsets the …

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UnitedHealth To Leave Most Obamacare Markets

The Hill reports: The insurer UnitedHealth is pulling out of the ObamaCare marketplaces in all but a “handful” of states in 2017, the company announced Tuesday. The announcement, made my CEO Stephen Hemsley on an earnings call, follows up on the company’s statement in November that it was considering dropping out completely due to financial losses. The Obama administration argues …

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FLORIDA: Ranting Woman Confronts “Asshole” Gov. Rick Scott Over Refusal To Expand Medicaid [VIDEO]

Holy CRAP, is this great. Via Salon: What would you do if had a chance encounter with the one politician you most disdained? What would you say if you ran into your governor at your local Starbucks? Lake Worth resident Cara Jennings recognized Florida Governor Rick Scott as she worked at her local Starbucks in Gainesville on Tuesday. In a …

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Donald Trump Promises Pat Robertson: I’ll Appoint SCOTUS Justices Just As Right-Wing As Scalia [VIDEO]

Brian Tashman reports at Right Wing Watch: While speaking today with televangelist Pat Robertson at Robertson’s Regent University, Trump specifically praised Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas, the two most conservative justices on the Supreme Court. “Justice Thomas doesn’t get enough credit,” Trump said. “He’s a wonderful man, he’s a wonderful guy.” After criticizing Chief Justice John Roberts as not being …

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Mourners Leave Applesauce And Broccoli At Supreme Court In Memory Of Scalia’s Obamacare Dissents

I suppose there was no way to leave a pile of jiggery-pokery: Jars of applesauce and bouquets of broccoli were left on the steps of the Supreme Court on Friday as part of a makeshift memorial for the late Justice Antonin Scalia. The unusual items became symbols of the ObamaCare debate following colorful comments from Scalia, who was the court’s …

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Ted Cruz Busted Lying About Losing His Insurance Due To Obamacare, He Still Has Coverage [VIDEO]

On Thursday, Sen. Ted Cruz declared that he and his wife have no health insurance because their carrier canceled their policy due to Obamacare. As reported that day: Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz on Thursday said he does not have healthcare insurance because of ObamaCare. “I’ll tell you, you know who one of those millions of Americans is who’s lost …

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KENTUCKY: Gov. Matt Bevin Notifies Feds That He Will Begin Dismantling State Insurance Exchange

The Frankfort Courier-Journal reports: Following through on a campaign pledge, Gov. Matt Bevin has notified federal authorities he plans to dismantle kynect, Kentucky’s health insurance exchange created under the Affordable Care Act. The decision drew immediate fire from health care advocates, including Bill Wagner, executive director of the Family Health Centers, a network of public health clinics in Louisville. “It’s …

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Obama Vetoes Obamacare Repeal Bill

Teabagistan has been patting itself on the back all week for finally getting an Obamacare repeal bill to the president’s desk after literally dozens of attempts. You know how this ends. NBC News reports: President Obama vetoed a bill Friday aimed at repealing his signature health care law. “This legislation would not only repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act, …

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Senate Votes To Repeal Obamacare

This one will actually get to Obama’s desk. The Hill reports: The Senate on Thursday passed legislation repealing the core pillars of ObamaCare, taking a major step toward sending such a bill to the president’s desk for the first time. Republicans hailed it as a political messaging victory and a fulfillment of their promise from the 2014 midterm election to …

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