You published a letter in the April 9 edition of the paper from Richard Brady. In it he took issue with a recent submission from Michael Cash.. As someone who actually has an Obamacare policy, I feel I must enlighten him on how Obamacare works. For those whose employers do not provide a health insurance policy they can buy into and for those who are self-employed, Obamacare has been a great boon.. He claims Obama lied about keeping your policy. Well, I still have a policy. It just cost me $140 a month instead of the previous $300. My premiums had gone up $150 a month in the three years I had my policy before the exchanges. Also, two months before the exchanges started I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. Before Obamacare went into effect, my insurance company could have and would have raised my premiums. Without Obamacare, my premium would now have been $1,000 or more a month. Needless to say, I could not have afforded that.. Let me inform him of another true Obamacare experience. A friend ...
Ohio Governor John Kasich is now insisting the Obamacare Medicaid expansion is not about Obamacare, in an attempt to message his fight for new deficit spending around conservative opposition and months of bad news about President Obamas unpopular 2010 health law.. Expanding Medicaid - an ineffective entitlement program that already consumes nearly half of Ohios budget - to able-bodied childless adults under the age of 65 is a key component of Obamacare, or the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).. Medicaid expansion is no different than the current Medicaid program, and to try to tie Medicaid to Obamacare, I dont see the connection, Gov. Kasich told reporter Joe Vardon last week.. The connection could not be stronger: the estimated $13 billion in new federal spending Kasich claims Medicaid expansion would return to Ohio over the next 7 years would come entirely from Obamacare.. Newspaper editors have joined health care industry lobbyists and progressive activists in ...
It is well established that smoking rates in people with common mental disorders such as anxiety or depressive disorders are much higher than in people without mental disorders. It is less clear whether people with these mental disorders want to quit smoking, attempt to quit smoking or successfully quit smoking at the same rate as people without such disorders. We used data from the 2005 Cancer Control Supplement to the United States National Health Interview Survey to explore the relationship between psychological distress as measured using the K6 scale and smoking cessation, by comparing current smokers who had tried unsuccessfully to quit in the previous 12 months to people able to quit for at least 7 to 24 months prior to the survey. We also used data from the 2007 Australian National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing to examine the relationship between psychological distress (K6) scores and duration of mental illness. The majority of people with high K6 psychological distress scores also meet
ObamaCare was passed by Congress on March 21, 2010, and signed into federal law by President Barack Obama on March 23. This law furthers the process of socializing the United States health care system begun with Medicare.[4][5] The centerpiece of ObamaCare is the individual mandate, a provision that makes it mandatory for every citizen to purchase private health insurance, which is unprecedented in American history. Through legislative mandates, ObamaCare requires private citizens to purchase health insurance, involuntarily fund abortions, and pay for sex offenders to use Viagra under the threat of legal sanctions if they do not. The new law imposes penalties that will increase to 2.5% of ones income if he fails to purchase government-approved health insurance. On June 28, 2012, the Supreme Court voted 5-4 that, while Obamacare exceeded Congresss authority under the commerce clause, the law was a permissible tax under the Constitution. [6]. The constitutionality of Obamacare was originally ...
On September 13, 2017, U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA), along with Senators Dean Heller (R-NV), and Ron Johnson (R-WI), introduced a bill to repeal Obamacare.. Here is what we know about the bill (called the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson proposal, or more commonly as the Graham-Cassidy bill):. 1.) It defunds Planned Parenthood for a year.* 2.) It repeals tax credits that have been used to pay for healthcare plans that cover abortion.. 3.) States would receive block grants to implement this health care policy, but those block grants would be subject to Hyde amendment protections that prohibit taxpayer funds from covering abortions. 4.) If this effort fails, Obamacare remains the law of the land. As you all know, the last effort to repeal abortion-supporting Obamacare was not successful and very disappointing.. Now is the time to act. This is our best bet for taking down abortion-supporting Obamacare and providing protections for the unborn.. Call Sen. Ron Johnson at ...
We have bad news....again.. Obamacare has not been repealed. The latest effort, the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson bill, has failed. Thanks to the capitulations of three senators, Obamacare is still the law of the land, and Planned Parenthood is still funded.. This is a major disappointment, and frankly, unacceptable.. So now, here is what we know:. 1.) Sen. Ron Johnson truly gave his all for this effort, and promises he wont give up. Please call and thank Sen. Johnson at 202-224-5323 and thank him for his dedication!. 2.) Sen. Tammy Baldwin refuses to even consider any plan to repeal Obamacare. Call Sen. Baldwin at 202-224-5653 and let her know that abortion-supporting Obamacare must be repealed, and any replacement must have pro-life provisions.. 3.) Remain vigilant. We must keep the pressure on! If you havent already, sign up for WRTLs Action Alerts and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to stay informed.. Be assured that no matter what, your efforts to be a voice for the unborn ...
Barack Obama assured us that, after his signature legislation Obamacare went into effect, we would surely like it. Now Obama has decided he doesnt want us to find out how it affects us until after the 2014 elections. Obamacare is designed to force employers of 50 or more full-time employees to provide comprehensive health insurance that includes a mandate to pay for an abortion-inducing drug. The penalty for non-compliance is a tax of $2,000 per fulltime employee per year (beyond the first 30), and the Internal Revenue Service was supposed to start collecting the penalties on Jan. 1. Obama apparently thinks he can conceal the mess he created, which even the Democrats who voted for it now call a train wreck, by simply postponing the effective date of the employer mandate one year. But the Obamacare law, as upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court, unambiguously states: EFFECTIVE DATE ... The amendments made by this section shall apply to months beginning after December 31, 2013. Obama has no ...
A week after the mid-term elections, in which the GOP gained considerable ground in Congress, U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore was asked if Americans had rejected President Barack Obama’s policies. The Milwaukee Democrat responded, in part, by saying Republicans had take many steps to "discredit" Obama, including voting more than 50 times to repeal his Affordable Care Act. "But the reality," Moore stated Nov. 11, 2014 on Wisconsin Public Radio, "is that Obamacare has lowered health care costs by $36 billion just this year. We've had the lowest health care inflation in history because of Obamacare." The bolder claim about Obamacare ...
If the Supreme Court rules that Obamacare is out, President Donald Trump said last week, well have a plan that is far better than Obamacare.. Democrats couldnt believe their luck. They still were reeling from special counsel Robert Muellers finding that the Trump campaign neither conspired nor coordinated with Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 elections.. Now the president was changing the subject from collusion (a suddenly awkward topic for Democrats) to health care (which helped them capture dozens of House seats last November).. Besides, the president really doesnt have a plan that is far better than Obamacare, or any plan at all. Right?. Wrong.. A look at his fiscal year 2020 budget shows that the president has a plan to reduce costs and increase health care choices. His plan would achieve this by redirecting federal premium subsidies and Medicaid expansion money into grants to states. States would be required to use the money to establish consumer-centered programs that make ...
Did you know that some Americans are being hit with health insurance rate increases of more than 500 percent? Taking advantage of the stupidity of the American voter, the Democrats succeeded in ramming through one of the worst pieces of legislation that has ever come before Congress. The full implementation of Obamacare has been repeatedly delayed, but now we are finally starting to see the true horror of this terrible law. Thanks to Obamacare, millions of American families are losing health plans that they were very happy with, health insurance rates are skyrocketing, millions of workers are having their full-time hours cut back to part-time hours, rural hospitals all over the country are dying, and thousands of doctors are being driven out of the industry thus intensifying the greatest doctor shortage in U.S. history. Obamacare is a slow-motion train wreck of epic proportions, and the full effect of this law is only beginning to be felt. In the end, the economic impact of this law will ...
http://i45.tinypic.com/2vjqwap.jpg ECONOMIST: 75% of Obamacare costs to fall on Americans making less than $120,000 a year Take Your Medicine, America Stephen Moore, Senior Economics Writer with the Wall Street Journal, told FOX and Friends this morning that nearly 75% of Obamacare costs will fall on the backs of those Americans making less than $120,000 a year. It s a big punch in the stomach to middle class families. Obamacare: It s not just a big f***ing deal It s a big
Article: Obama Interrupted, Laughs At Hecklers at Obamacare Rally. And Misses The Point - At an Affordable Care Act rally President Obama was delivering a speech defending ACA (Obamacare); protesters interrupted the proceeding by shouting Mr. President! (Inaudible)! Stop climate change! For our generation! Stop the pipeline! Okay, were talking about healthcare today, but we will, Obama said, as the crowd started to boo the protesters. No, no, no its okay, Obama said. Before delivering a line ...
The National Health Measurement Study (NHMS) surveyed older United States adults with a suite of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) indices to allow comparison and cross-calibration of these instruments. The design oversampled African Americans and older individuals to allow subgroup analyses. Several preference-weighted indices measuring self-reported generic HRQoL are used widely in population surveys and clinical studies in the United States and around the world. These indices are used to evaluate individual and population health. Because they have been developed using econometric methods to elicit utility weights for their scoring systems, they are generally accepted for use in cost-effectiveness analyses of health interventions. Each index uses a multidimensional representation of health, but each index covers the dimensions of health (e.g., physical function, mental function, social function, pain, other symptoms, etc.) differently, and uses questionnaires with different psychometric ...
The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) is a nationally representative, ongoing research survey designed to measure the health and nutritional status of adults and children in the United States. NHANES uses a combination of interviews, physical examinations, and laboratory tests to collect data; interviews include questions concerning demographics, diet, conditions, and health status information, while the examination component consists of medical, dental, and physiological measurements. Blood, urine, and other samples are collected for a variety of laboratory tests and are also saved for a national probability sample of genetic material.. ...
Meanwhile, a few economists opine that the bill posed concerns for maternity care and prescription drugs coverage while challenging pre-existing ailments like cancer or Alzheimers protections among patients.. Will Obamacare Stay?. Chairman of the Republican Study Committee Mark Walker has said, The House is going to continue to fight if we have to look at this piece by piece or bill by bill, in an exclusive Facebook Live interview to The Daily Signal. He further said that, We are going to continue to fulfill the promise that we made last year, and even longer [ago] than that, to remove this huge legislative burden of what is Obamacare.. How Is MedTech Positioned?. Though Medtech is faced with intense volatility, there are bountiful opportunities in the space. Per a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services report published by Advisory Board, the U.S. health care spending is estimated to reach approximately $5.5 trillion by 2025, representing 19.9% of Gross Domestic Product (based on ...
ObamaCares implementation is causing many employers across the country to think twice about hiring as they consider the impact of its rules and regulations.. More than 3,500 pages of regulations have been penned since the law passed last March, and their impact is already being felt.. I know for a fact that the mandates in ObamaCare are discouraging the creation of new jobs, said Tennessee GOP Sen. Lamar Alexander, the third-highest-ranking member of the Senate Republican leadership. And I will be specific. I met with the chief executives of the chain restaurants in America, who are the largest employer in America after the federal government-especially of those who are low-income.. One of the companies Alexander spoke with told him that the regulatory changes that followed ObamaCares passage ate all of its profits from last year, while another company said it slashed its workforce from 90 employees down to 70 per store.. Theres no doubt that ObamaCare is causing our country to lose ...
The rule, put forward by the Department of Labor, would allow individuals and small businesses to form an association based on geography or industry and purchase health insurance that would be exempt from some rules of the Affordable Care Act.. The rule also allows sole proprietors to join such associations. Currently, sole proprietors can purchase individual insurance through the Obamacare individual market, created under former Democratic President Barack Obamas healthcare law.. The rule must go through a comment period but is likely to gain approval, helping to enact a similar executive order Trump signed in October.. Under Obamacare, all health insurance plans must cover a set of 10 essential health benefits, such as maternity and newborn care, addiction and mental health treatment and prescription drugs. The proposed rule would allow small business associations to purchase health plans that do not necessarily cover all of these benefits, which proponents say would help lower ...
Article: In 2 Charts: Why Hillary (and Bill) Clinton Damn Well Better Hope Obamacare Succeeds - Bill Clinton did it again. On Tuesday, he interjected himself into the ongoing political tussle over the implementation of Obamacare by declaring that President Barack Obama should honor his commitment to allow people to hang on to their preexisting health insurance plans.
share#Other failures took longer to become manifest. The architects of Obamacare are deeply distrustful of the role of for-profit companies in the health-care business because, in their nearly pristine ignorance, they falsely believe profits to be net deductions from the sum of the public good rather than measures of the creation of real social value. So they created incentives to set up co-ops, nonprofit enterprises that would administer Obamacare plans in particular states and jurisdictions. It was obvious from the beginning that if Obamacares perverse incentives created insurance pools that were older and sicker rather than younger and healthier, these co-ops wouldnt be economically viable: You need lots of young, healthy insurance subscribers to offset the costs associated with your older, sicker subscribers. Many of us - myself included - assumed that the federal government under President Obama would simply write these co-ops huge checks to keep them afloat. We were half right: The ...
Here are five stories from individuals whose premiums have increased as a result of ObamaCare:. 1. Prior to the ACA I got pretty good insurance from my employer for free. This included health and dental insurance. As of April 1, 2014 the premiums were raised to the point that I could not afford to keep either.. - Levi C. from Mt. Vernon, IL. 2. Today was a very sad day in our household. Thanks to the new healthcare reform, we had to make the painful decision to drop our medical health coverage. Why? Because we simply do not have an extra $7,000 lying around to afford our current policy.. - Deborah H. from Franklin Furnace, OH. 3. My premiums went up by over $150.00 a month. I know that is not that much compared to most people, but it devastates my budget.. - Judy J. from Athens, GA. 4. Im paying more than twice what I paid before ObamaCare went into effect and with a higher deductible. I have to scrimp and save every penny I have just to get the medicine I need.. - Maggie M. from ...
When asked if they approved or disapproved of the Affordable Care Act, sometimes called Obamacare, 60 percent of rural voters said they opposed the law, and 34 percent said they favored it. Without reference to Obamacare, voters were asked if they approved or disapproved of the law, which would give states the opportunity to extend Medicaid coverage to cover more low income families with health insurance, with the federal government picking up 90 percent of the costs, and 45 percent said they approved, while 42 percent disapproved ...
One thing that Ive found confusing in the Obamacare repeal coverage is the issue of who exactly benefits from Obamacare. Much of the reporting makes it sound like the ACA only applies to people in the marketplace, who tend to be people who work for themselves or are unemployed or in school. In fact, many of the ACAs protections apply to everyone.. For example, the pre-existing conditions protection protects everyone, even those at a regular job. In the past, if you had a pre-existing condition and started a new job, you might have to wait a year before your new insurance would cover that condition. Now thats no longer the case. Also, employers didnt have to cover all the basic benefits, now they do.. But theres another way the Trump/Ryan bill can affect people who dont work for themselves, or otherwise currently have insurance. What if your status changes? Meaning, what if you lose your job? When I left the UN, I wasnt allowed to get COBRA coverage, I had to go and buy my own insurance. ...
At the request of Nancy Pelosi, the Congressional Budget Office has just released a study intended to better understand the potential economic impacts that would result from the cancellation of taxpayer funded Obamacare subsidies (a.k.a. cost-sharing reductions or CSRs). Among other things finds that cutting CSRs would cause a 20% spike in Obamacare premiums in 2018 and result in a $194 billion increase in the deficit from 2017 through 2026.
Welcome to the fastest way to find out about Obamacare in Cato, Wisconsin. Here, youll find clear and accurate information about Obamacare, including: whether or not you must get health insurance, what the available plans cover, how much coverage will cost in Wisconsin, and how to sign up for a plan in Wisconsin.
Welcome to the fastest way to find out about Obamacare in Saco, Maine. Here, youll find clear and accurate information about Obamacare, including: whether or not you must get health insurance, what the available plans cover, how much coverage will cost in Maine, and how to sign up for a plan in Maine.
Posted on 03/08/2013 7:58:04 AM PST by SeekAndFind. The Affordable Care Act, also known as ObamaCare, has transformed the healthcare landscape across America. Though not yet fully implemented, it is already changing the way we buy and access healthcare, mostly in negative ways. Premiums keep going up. Doctors are speeding up their retirements to avoid having to deal with the law. Its push to digitize our medical records may expose Americans to violations of our privacy, and even to misdiagnoses as doctors and nurses are forced to use templates rather than handwritten notes to describe the ailments patients present them. ObamaCare is also creating chaos in how states deal with which medical personnel are allowed to perform different tasks. The Department of Health and Human Services essentially writes much of the law on the fly, and state legislatures and health departments find themselves regulating between the voluminous law s many gaps. Chaos presents opportunities, and into those ...
On Monday, The Heritage Foundation hosted a panel of current and future physicians to discuss the impact of Obamacare on their profession. Their remarks highlighted the importance of the doctor-patient relationship as the heart of the practice of medicine and detailed direct threats as a result of the new health law.. Representative Michael Burgess, M.D., (R-TX) explained that part of being a physician is fighting for the best interests of each individual patient. Under Obamacare, this will be harder to do, as government inserts itself further into the provision of care. One example is the creation of accountable care organizations (ACOs) in Medicare. Representative Burgess pointed out that under ACOs, doctors would not be held accountable to patients, but rather to the hospital or health plan in charge. Based on his experience as an OB/GYN, Representative Burgess argued that it will be more difficult for doctors to stand up for patients needs to insurers or the government if they work directly ...
ObamaCare was rushed through the legislative process, and a drafting error could sharply limit access to life-saving drugs for children. The error was a simple and unintentional omission in the final, frenetic days of drafting the landmark legislation and reconciling House and Senate versions. Con gressional staff intended to allow childrens hospitals continued access to the portion of a federal program that offers below-market prices on 347 specific medicines for rare, life-threatening conditions. But that language was accidentally altered. ...
Lets say 77077 zip and my family has never used more than 3500 dollars in a year for medical bills and that was for two childbirths so I think Id just go with the cheapest plan which I suppose would be disaster type coverage like for a heart attack, stroke, or cancer. Thanks for making the effort. When I filled out my taxes with the H&R Block free program it said I owed $185 for my Obamacare penalty so thats what I paid but I didnt know the number to use to see if the Obamacare plan I was supposed to pick would be more than 8% of our annual income (lets say 53k, luckily our stocks dont pay any dividends so they dont count for income unless we sell). Thats only $4240 so Im probably one of those who can get my penalty back from the IRS. Perhaps. I heard the IRS actually knows there are a lot of people who deserve to have their penalties refunded and they know who they are but they arent going to really act on it. It would be worth it though to fill out an adjustment. ...
One of the popular objections to GOP reform is that ObamaCare saved thousands of lives per year, and hence that tinkering with it will literally kill lots of people. Theres just one problem - the data suggest that if anything, ObamaCare actually caused more Americans to die.
Here we go again. Americans for Prosperity, the conservative advocacy group backed by the Koch brothers, is running Obamacare attack ads featuring a cancer patient who claimed her treatments were unaffordable under the new health care law. On Monday, The Detroit News reported that the patient will actually save more than $1,000 a year. Julie Boonstra says…
Yeah, weve already told you this. But Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) now admits that he thinks Obamacare will be a train wreck.. I just see a huge train wreck coming down, he told Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius at a Wednesday hearing. You and I have discussed this many times, and I dont see any results yet.. via Baucus warns of huge train wreck enacting ObamaCare provisions - The Hills Healthwatch.. Yes. We tried to warn you.. That doesnt make us feel any better.. ...
As ObamaCare discussions go on and a potential Government shutdown aimed at preventing its funding, the White House releases an animated video on showing the benefits of ObamaCare ahead of its
Youve heard about vaccination and its dangers. Lets look at the facts and myths on vaccines covered under ObamaCare at no out-of-pocket costs.
CAMBRIDGE, Md. - Seeking to distinguish themselves as a party of alternatives, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said Republicans will vote on an alternative to President Barack Obama's health care law this year. The size and structure of the bill remains in flux, he said, but he announced to the GOP Conference members gathered here for their annual retreat that a vote will happen in the coming months, according to a source in the meeting. House Republicans will rally around an alternative to Obamacare and put it on the floor and pass it this year, he said. A few Republicans have produced comprehensive bills that they have pitched as viable alternatives to the Affordable Care Act. Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., for instance, has a bill and the conservative Republican Study Committee has asked leaders to consider another bill that it has touted. The group's chairman, Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., told reporters at the retreat here that it matters less whose name is on the bill than that ...
The news that the insurance exchanges in Obamacare have exceeded their original enrollment projections - the projections made before the bungled website rollout cost two months of sign-up time and created a branding catastrophe for the entire program - is sending reverberations of shock through Washington. One immediate conclusion is that the Republican war to…
Protecting Wisconsinites with Pre-Existing Conditions. Last week the State Assembly took action to become one of the first states in the nation to ensure those with pre-existing conditions are protected under state law. With ObamaCare imploding, those in Washington are working on repealing and replacing the destructive law. A recent analysis of ObamaCare since the enactment of the law has revealed that average health insurance premiums have doubled. This is based on data gathered by the Obama Administration itself. In addition we continue to see insurance companies fleeing ObamaCare on regular basis. When ObamaCare is repealed we need to ensure Wisconsinites are protected. Therefore, on Wednesday night when the Assembly Democrats made a motion to take up one of their bills on pre-existing conditions, the Assembly Republicans joined the Democrats in a unanimous vote to take up the bill and debate a solution. Assembly Republicans offered a solution that would protect those with pre-existing ...
Ive said it for awhile now, and I guess it needs repeating again. Obamacare is literally a hand out to the insurance companies because the Democrats couldnt stick to their guns of wanting truly socialized healthcare and caved to the Republicans to implement the Republican plan. The one of the reasons this happened is because the Democrats didnt want to put a whole industry out of business (thus creating MORE unemployed people). The likelihood of the ACA leading to socialized healthcare is minimal. Whats more likely is that theyll just fix the ACA (translation: hammer the square peg into the round hole until it is wedged in there good and tight) so that it kind of works. The reason I say this is because that is what the government does with ALL of its faulty legislation. It rarely ever just repeals and starts over ...
More than 10 years after its passage, the Affordable Care Act once (Obamacare) more hangs in the balance. There have been plenty of near misses before, including previous Supreme Court appearances and Congress...
In a colossal oh by the way revelation, last Friday afternoon the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), a federal agency under the United States Department of Health and Human Services (that would be the executive branch run by President Obama), quietly released a report exposing the fact that under Obamacare, two-thirds of Americans who work at small businesses will see their insurance premiums increase. So this report - which is more than two years late - says over 11 million American workers will have higher health insurance premiums because of Obamacare. Despite the administrations attempts to, as House Speaker John Boehner put it, delay and deemphasize the report, we now have it straight from the Obama administration that Obamacare will raise health-insurance premiums for American workers. That is a far cry from Obamas 2008 campaign promise that families would see lower health insurance premiums - $2,500 lower, to be exact - under Obamacare ...
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- The Obama administration is again proposing that taxpayers foot the bill for more embryonic stem cell research beyond what President Barack Obamas executive order has already funded. Thats despite the fact that scientists are no closer to correcting problems with the cells to actually help patients ...
Despite the sudden rash of nervousness among Democratic lawmakers over the problems plaguing the rollout of Obamacare, the death of the Affordable Care Act is not on the horizon.Alexander Burns and Katie Glueck assess the situation HERE:A White House under siege. A signature policy initiative turning into an embarrassing public spectacle. Dissent within the presidents own party that threatens to turn into a full-blown revolt.For Republicans, such a moment came in 2005, as the party faced a daunting midterm election under the shadow of the disastrous Iraq War and a presidency in the dumps. For Democrats, ... Read more
President Trump is trying to sabotage the ACA, all after basically telling Republicans in the Senate to give up on trying to repeal Obamacare.
WASHINGTON - The pressure is now on U.S. House Republicans to complete the first step toward repealing Obamacare after a razor-thin Senate vote showed the contentiousness surrounding efforts to undo President Barack Obamas signature domestic achievement. The House plans to vote as early as Friday on a budget resolution that would set the repeal effortRead more...
Researchers at Clemson University provided The Wall Street Journal with the set of about 9,800 tweets involving health policy and the ACA that the IRA posted over that period. An analysis by the Journal found that 80% of the tweets had conservative-leaning political messages, often disparaging the health law. [...]. Pro-ACA tweets peaked around the spring of 2016, possibly aimed at fostering division between Mrs. Clinton and her presidential primary rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.). Anti-ACA tweets intensified in mid-2017 as Republicans mounted their push to repeal the law, apparently seeking to capitalize on the emotions generated by that effort. Let Obamacare crash & burn. Do not bail out insurance companies, said a tweet from an IRA-linked account called JUSMASXTRT on Aug. 28, 2017.. The tweeters displayed political savvy, retweeting respected analysts and citing pop culture figures like singer Clay Aiken, who gained fame on American Idol, as ACA supporters. They latched onto ...
It was inevitable once the IRS admitted it had inappropriately targeted conservative non-profits for excessive scrutiny that Republicans would blend the controversy into their ongoing attacks on the Affordable Care Act.. After all, the Affordable Care Act tasks the IRS with administering tax collection and subsidy provision under the law, and will thus require it to hire new employees.. Conservatives and GOP members of Congress issued dire warnings shortly after the news broke. But the fact that the revelation came less than a week before the House of Representatives votes (again) to repeal Obamacare probably hastened a legislative linkage.. And here it is.. In a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller, Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) calls for freezing those dollars for now.. I believe we need to address IRS funding in the health care law now, which may mean calling for a temporary suspension until it is clearer where this funding will ...
Miss Pestis took a deep breath and then continued. One of the stronger criticisms of Obamacare was the feeling that young people would not purchase the required insurance because they simply did not feel the need to. Now that their mama is telling them to sign up, we are confident that most will. As well, many small businesses were concerned about having to insure their workers and that it would cost them too much to do so. Again, can you imagine 12 angry mamas going down to Any Small Business, USA and demanding all their kids be insured? Its a no brainer. The Republicans may have control of the House of Representatives but weve got their mamas. ...
The most important amendment Republicans must propose for Obamas Medi-Grab bill is a very easy one: Resolved: that all federal and state employees must enroll in ObamaCare, without exception. Any violation of this amendment will be punishable by a fine, imprisonment, and/or loss of federal or st...
Statesman Journal (Salem, Ore.), Feb. 2, 2017. Donald Trump promises to repeal and replace Obamacare and has said that replacement and repeal should be simultaneous. Lets hope he insists on simultaneity. Repeal would be delayed since there is no Republican consensus on a replacement. But delay is preferable to the mess caused by a mere repeal.. Obamacare insured millions of additional people. And some parts are very popular, especially its ban on denying insurance to people with preexisting conditions. But insurance markets would be destroyed if this ban is retained but the most unpopular part of Obamacare (mandatory purchase of insurance) is not also retained.. The obvious way to escape from this dilemma is to enact a single-payer system - an improved Medicare-For-All - financed by general taxes. Nobody would have to buy insurance, but everyone would be insured. People would not have to choose between incomprehensible policies with different coverage and doctor networks. Patients would no ...
S 1893, Childrens Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007 (Expansion/extension of SCHIP ); S558/HR 1424, Mental Health Parity Act of 2007 (Secure equal treatment for mental health benefits); HR 1038/S 623, Access to Life-Saving Medicine Act (Biogenerics-approving generic Bio pharmaceuticals); S 316, Preserve Access to Affordable Generics Act (Regulate Generic/Brand patent settlements); S 1501/S 1695, Affordable Biologics for Consumers Act (Generic Bio-pharmaceuticals); S 334, Healthy Americans Act (Universal health coverage replaces employer coverage); S 1899, Universal Health Coverage Act of 2007 (Mandatory health insurance coverage); S 242/HR 380, Pharmaceutical Market Access and Drug Safety Act of 2007 (Drug importation-Canada, et al.); HR 1076/S616, HIPAA Recreational Injury Technical/Correction Act (Mandatory coverage for recretional activity); HR 676, United States National Health Insurance Act (National health insurance); HR 1368, Personalized Health Information Act of 2007 ...
By REUTERSFEB. 8, 2014, 10:25 A.M. E.S.T.. NEW YORK - Hundreds of people with HIV/AIDS in Louisiana trying to obtain coverage under President Barack Obamas healthcare reform are in danger of being thrown out of the insurance plan they selected in a dispute over federal subsidies and the interpretation of federal rules about preventing Obamacare fraud.. Some healthcare advocates see discrimination in the move, but Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana says it is not trying to keep people with HIV/AIDS from enrolling in one of its policies under the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.. The states largest carrier is rejecting checks from a federal program designed to help these patients pay for AIDS drugs and insurance premiums, and has begun notifying customers that their enrollment in its Obamacare plans will be discontinued.. The carrier says it no longer will accept third-party payments, such as those under the 1990 Ryan White Act, which many people with HIV/AIDS use to pay their ...
Reading Time: 2 minutesOverexposure to antibiotics and antibacterial soaps and lotions makes bacteria stronger. They adapt. That same thing happened to Obamacare over the years. Its now untouchable. Obamacare survived the election of Scott Brown in Massachusetts. So it was born in a toxic environment. Then, Obamacare survived two Supreme Court rulings, each time by a single vote […]. ...
The Republicans in Congress are looking to block the provisions of the Affordable Care Act, and seem to be willing to shut down the government in order to make their case. These tactics historically dont work. Obamacare will go into effect. This is the plan that insurance companies wanted. Unlike a single-payer health care system, the system created by the Affordable Care Act keeps the insurance companies in business and not only keeps industry jobs in place but presents an opportunity for more jobs in insurance as well as health care. One threat to Obamacare is defunding. The political tactic involved comes from the desire to see ideas put forth by the other party fail, and one way to do that is to put a system into effect while removing the government funding that is necessary for the system to succeed. The result is that one side gets to say, I told you so, even if the failure is due to defunding and not due to a systemic problem. Regardless, with a group as powerful as health insurance ...
VA health care and the health care delivery regime under the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare) are fundamentally the same. They are both so-called single-payer systems, and so, sclerotic and Soviet.. The VA system is outdated and doomed. It cannot work. Like Obamacare, it is based on the insane notion that medical services can be provided effectively outside of markets.. History shows pretty conclusively that governments are very, very bad at providing health care services. This is not an arguable point.. The Veterans Administration itself has a long, inglorious history of patient abuse and neglect that has stretched out over decades.. Yet VA health care is held up by the establishment Left as the model for the future. ...
October 31, 2012. In just 14 months, Americans will be required to prove that they have federally qualified health insurance or face an Obamacare tax of $695 to $2,085. That is unless you are in prison, below the poverty line, or are an undocumented immigrant, according to the anti-tax group Americans for Tax Reform.. When added together, those three groups total up to one-sixth of the nations population of 314 million: 218,929 are in federal prisons, 12 million are illegals and 42 million are below the poverty line and eligible for welfare, though some fit into all three categories, according to federal reports.. ATR highlighted the groups eligible from the mandate to get health insurance in a mock Internal Revenue Service form they developed to show the extra paperwork Americans will be required to fill out once the full Obamacare law kicks in, January 2014. It is based on testimony from the IRS given in September that said, taxpayers will file their tax returns reporting their health ...
The U.S. Supreme Court has breathed new life into the anti Obamacare movement by ordering the 4th U.S. Circuit Appeals court to hear Liberty Universitys challenge to the Affordable Care Act known as Obamacare. The university had brought an action against having to implement the law on the grounds of equal protection and religious freedom. President Obama insisted during the presidential campaign that religious freedom would not be inhibited or an issue for religious colleges and religious organizations would have to consider
New Jersey had a government health care safety net that was designed to provide medical coverage for children who didnt get coverage by other means. It was called FamilyCare Advantage.. According to Breitbart.com,. The plan, offered by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, was designed for children whose parents make too much money to qualify for Medicaid and offered medical, dental, and vision coverage for just $144 a month. The program, which was the first of its kind in the nation, was implemented six years ago and considered a model for others states seeking economical ways to provide quality coverage for kids from working class families.. Yet, since FamilyCare Advantage lacked things like mental health services, Obamacare deemed the childrens 1,800 plans illegal and the program shuttered last week.. So the Federal Governments bloated plan of health exchanges and the like must take precedent over locally administered plans designed to help people.. The Obamacare plan offered by ...
In just a few days a new Obamacare tax-that will double the following year-will kick in to fund comparative effectiveness research thats supposed to help the government save money by finding ways to ration healthcare.. This is crazy; a semi-secret tax so the feds have cash to pay bureaucrats to examine everyones health records and, in turn, the government can save money by cutting back on care. The official plan, as noted by a national news wire this week, is to conduct research to find out which drugs, medical procedures, tests and treatments work best. Its part of a little-known provision of the presidents socialist takeover of the nations healthcare system.. Who will conduct this valuable research? A new quasi-governmental agency (Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute or PCORI) created by Obamacare to provide information about the best available evidence to help patients and their health care providers make more informed decisions. PCORI claims its research is intended to ...
Syndicated from: http://www.thefullmonte.com/americans-ask-trump-to-add-alternative-health-care-to-obamacare-repeal/ Americans Ask Trump to Add Alternative Health to Obamacare Repeal We need to treat the causes of disease instead of just the symptoms Alex Jones & Dr. Edward Group - March 8, 2017 With the future of our nations health care reform and the repeal and replacement of Obamacare still unclear, Dr.…
The debate isnt new, but as the country awaits the U.S. Supreme Courts decision on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly called Obamacare, suppose the
Our goal is to make this as difficult as possible to vote for it, said House Republican Leader John Boehner. We think this bill is the wrong prescription for what ails our healthcare system in America.. Representative Mike Pence, who heads the House Republican Conference, said the campaign against the bill unveiled last week by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi began over the weekend with Republican members delivering copies of the huge 1,990-page bill to public libraries. Also, Republican women are speaking against the bill this week on the House floor.. It is a fact that 85 percent of healthcare decisions in this country are made by American women, Pence said.. On Thursday, House Republicans plan a special Internet town hall meeting. Pence said the discussion with participants will last at least 12 hours.. Our members are going to stand on principle against Speaker Pelosis trillion dollar government takeover of our healthcare system, Boehner said.. Republicans plan to offer a far less ...
Second, rather than acknowledge that the fact that such reforms are needed is proof that no one seriously expects the supposed Medicare reforms in Obamacare (like the IPAB and its price controls) to work, the Times parrots the line tried out by various defenders of Obamacare in the past year, that Obamacare would actually move the under-65 market to something like a premium-support system, so its logic is the same as a premium-support reform of Medicare. This ignores the fact that Ryans Medicare reform would transform Medicare-which is currently a purely government-run single-payer fee-for-service insurer-into at least something of a competitive market among private insurers while Obamacare would transform our existing private market (in which competition is already severely constrained and distorted by a variety of federally imposed flaws and inefficiencies) into an even more heavily regulated and less competitive market, while leaving in place Medicares fee-for-service system, which is ...
Republican Senate candidate Scott Brown on Thursday touted his votes for Romneycare, the Massachusetts health care plan adopted under former Gov. Mitt Romney, at a forum held to criticize Obamacare.
The horrifying specter of Trumpcare, the shortfalls of Obamacare and the continued rise in overall health care costs in the United States have provided an important opening for proponents to put single-payer back on the table. Attempts at creating a national health insurance scheme have come close but failed several times before in US history. However, while it is imperative to ensure that every American has equal access to quality care, single-payer is insufficient when it comes to ensuring our right to health and well-being. ...