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An Obamacare cautionary tale in California

A bombshell new report up at The Daily Signal exposes the vast problems plaguing California’s Obamacare insurance exchange. It’s true that for a long time, California was held up as sort of a national model for how states should be implementing their health care exchanges. But if the Golden State is still considered such a model than all we have to say is…heaven help us all. Reports The Daily Signal [1]: Whether it’s falling far short of 2015 enrollment goals or sending out 100,000 inaccurate tax forms, Covered California is struggling with its share of challenges. Now, several senior-level officials integral to the launch of Covered ...

A rare sighting: Republican Presidential Prospects Come to California

California has stood as a bright-blue bulwark against conservative political surges for years now, blocking at its border a series of national Republican sweeps and giving President Obama historically huge victories... Continue here.

Governor Brown: “From Mexico to California in 20 Minutes”

Lax enforcement of our immigration laws has erased the border between the United States and Central America to the point that Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto is now calling our nation “the other Mexico.” The bold reference, made during his recent visit to Los Angeles, received no push back from California Governor Jerry Brown, who told the Latino audience “you’re all welcome in California,” regardless of citizenship. [1] Nieto, whose country has much to gain from amnesty, greatly praised California for its strides in advancing the rights of immigrants. “There are still states that have not evolved so much as California, that still ...

The Emperor’s New Coverage: California’s Obamacare Missing Medical Care

With enrollment peaking at 8 million on the healthcare exchange last week, President Obama resorted to his overplayed “shush” strategy, reminding people that the debate is over and it’s time to move on. “I think we can agree that it is well past time to move on, as a country…The point is, this debate is and should be over. The Affordable Care Act is working. The American people don’t want us re-fighting the battles of the past five years,” he said in the White House briefing room. [1] With an executive branch that relies on pens and phones instead of the legislative process, rhetoric is no surprise. It is clear the Administration’s ...

Hotel California, Obamacare-style: Come in, but never leave

From Ed Morrissey comes the headline of this post and some very bad news for those signing up for the exchanges. Via Politico: Once you finally make it into HealthCare.gov, it’s not clear how you get out. For those who’ve busted through glitches on the federal Obamacare insurance website to create an account, there’s no clear, obvious way for consumers to delete the accounts if they choose — at least not in the current incarnation. A POLITICO reporter used HealthCare.gov’s customer support chat to request that an account be removed, but the support agent said the request would have to be referred to an “advanced” customer service ...

Hotel California: Krugman Fawns over State Healthcare Exchange

California has long been big-government’s crown jewel. Sunday, on ABC’s “This Week,” Paul Krugman touted the state’s healthcare exchange rollout as hope for the federal exchanges wholesale failure. From Real Clear Politics: The Obamacare thing will also be long passed. They messed up the software for the federal version of it. But we have the exchanges working just fine in many states, which means it's fixable, and it will be fixed. California has a perfectly well-functioning exchange, which it's running itself. If you can do it for 30 million people, you can do it for 300 million. So, Obamacare will be working fine. Krugman forgets ...

California spending junkies strike again

In 2003, California made national attention with the election of Arnold Schwarzenegger as Governor, and was proclaimed to be the state of plenty for all who came. Since the recession, however, the state has slowly slipped into a state of near-implosion, and any praise for the state comes from those either too partisan or too economically biased to admit the truth. Two recent bits of news add more damage to California’s already laughable reputation. First, California has the nation’s largest unemployment rate, at 9.8 percent. Partisans claim its ranking as second in payroll job growth – behind Texas – is proof the state’s efforts at ...

Congressman Gary Miller Attacks California High-Speed Rail Funding Plan

Congressman Gary Miller (California 42nd District) sits on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee which convened a hearing last month on California’ s proposed High Speed Rail Project. Held December 15, 2011, the hearing was titled California's High-Speed Rail Plan: Skyrocketing Costs & Project Concerns . The hearing followed six weeks after California’s High-Speed Rail Authority released their 2012 Draft Business Plan. The plan revealed that the cost to build Phase 1 (San Francisco to Los Angeles/Anaheim) of the voter approved statewide system has risen from $33 billion in 2008 to now somewhere between $98.5 billion and $118 ...

California Congressmen Work to Slow Down High Speed Rail

High Speed Rail projects have been on the radars of many states and the federal government. The State of California is no exception with $3.6 billion set aside for its high speed rail projects. Proponents want to add this public transportation option in order to increase use and reduce air pollution. Opponents argue that the costs are too high and there is much uncertainty as to how many people will ride the new trains. Most complete high speed rail projects are overseas in China and France and some complain that the US is too far behind. However, at a time where tax revenues are decreasing and the government is operating on a deficit, others believe ...

Featured Event: NorCal California Tea Party Patriots Groups Convention

On November 11th and 12th NorCal Tea Party Patriots will be hosting the first California Tea Party Patriots Groups Convention. This grassroots-oriented gathering provides 2 days of Training, speakers, legislative focus and special topics such as Agenda 21. NorCal Tea Party Patriots also plan to debut an online Resource Center available to independent Tea Party Patriots groups in California! It doesn’t matter whether you are a leader, follower, coach, player, parent, child, teacher, student, CEO or a Tea Party Patriot volunteer.  No matter who you are, when we learn to work as a team, we transform a group of individuals into a winning team. Join ...