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Forbes: ‘Obamacare continues to be a slow-motion train wreck’

Obamcare health-insurance premiums continue to skyrocket while wages remain stagnant, forcing Americans to choose between purchasing health insurance or trimming other things from their shopping carts. And – in some cases – it's forcing employers to trim their payroll. Forbes has the commentary: Obamacare continues to be a slow-motion train wreck. An analysis by Charles Gaba (an ACA supporter) shows that average premium increases in the non-group market will average 24% for 2017.  Last month’s decision by Aetna (the nation’s third-largest insurer) to dump 80% of its Obamacare subscribers for 2017 came on the heels of the decision by ...

IRS corrects earlier estimate, says taxpayers shelled out $1.7 billion in Obamacare penalties in 2014

Internal Revenue Service data show 8 million American taxpayers coughed up nearly $1.7 billion in penalties for not purchasing Obamacare in 2014, a $200 million increase from earlier penalty estimates from 2014. The Washington Free Beacon has the scoop: “Beginning in 2014, the Affordable Care Act required that individuals must have had health care coverage, qualified for a health coverage exemption, or made a shared responsibility payment with a tax return,” the IRS said. “A health care individual responsibility payment was made on 8.1 million returns for $1.7 billion, an average of $210 per tax return paying this penalty.” IRS Commis...

Senators seeking answers in case of vet who allegedly committed suicide while on VA waiting list

 U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) Tuesday requested an investigation into a report an Army veteran committed suicide when he was awaiting care for post-traumatic-stress disorder from those at a Veterans Affairs office in Colorado Springs, Colo. The department will work with the inspector general and the senators to determine what happened, agency spokesman Paul Sherbo said. The senators did not identify the soldier who killed himself but said he was 26 and had served as an Army Ranger. Gardner said he wanted to avoid a repeat of a 2014 scandal over long wait times that veterans endured to get health care, and ...

House Judiciary Committee set to grill IRS commissioner over targeting scandal

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen is scheduled to be in the hot seat Wednesday during a 10 a.m. House Judiciary Committee meeting – the third in a series of hearings to probe the Obama appointee about his role in covering up the systematic agency targeting of Americans for their political beliefs. “Commissioner Koskinen will be the sole witness before the committee. The House Judiciary Committee previously invited Commissioner Koskinen to testify in May regarding the allegations of misconduct but he declined to participate at that time,” reads a statement posted to the judiciary committee website. Commissioner Koskinen did not comply with a ...

Jenny Beth Martin of IRS commissioner: ‘We want him impeached’


Rep. Fleming: IRS commissioner’s actions ‘warrant impeachment, trial and removal…’


Tea Party Patriots Thanks House Freedom Caucus for Filing a Privileged Resolution to Impeach IRS Commissioner Koskinen


Senators push bill to exempt those in counties with one or fewer exchange options


Conservative congressman says IRS commissioner’s plea against impeachment a ‘charade’


Report: Congress needs to close $10 billion gap in government spending

The government is spending so far past its budget limits that Congress is about to encounter a record gap. New projections show that the government is on track to spend $10 billion more next year to continue current government operations without changes, according to the Congressional Budget Office. The report means that Congress will have to make some serious cuts. The Daily Signal reported: With government spending authority set to expire Oct. 1, Congress was expected to pass a makeshift spending measure known as a continuing resolution. To avoid breaking the $1.07 trillion spending caps established in the budget agreement of October ...