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News Briefing for Wednesday, June 3

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: Patriot Act Renewal: Senate Overwhelmingly Votes To Proceed “…Conservative groups are arguing against McConnell’s amendments, and that could augur trouble in the House. So far, the USA Freedom Act has enjoyed unusual support from both tea party groups and the American Civil Liberties Union. “We support passage of the USA Freedom Act as passed by the House, and see no need whatsoever for these amendments which are obviously designed to weaken the bill,” Tea Party Patriots CEO Jenny Beth Martin said in a statement. “Simply put, if it is amended in the manner that the Majority Leader desires, we will be forced to ...

News Briefing for Tuesday, June 2

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: End the NSA dragnet (Op-ed) http://www.visaliatimesdelta.com/story/opinion/2015/06/01/end-nsa-dragnet/28276189/ HEALTHCARE: Obamacare's Double-Digit Rate Hikes For 2016 Disclosed “After two years of relatively stable premiums across the country, rates will jump in 2016 by double-digit percentages for individual policy purchasers on public exchanges under the Affordable Care Act in practically every state, according to the first glimpse of proposed costs for next year released by the Obama administration. The rate increases aren’t a huge surprise as health insurers across the country in recent weeks have been disclosing ...

News Briefing for December 25-27, 2014

 TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: Message to the IRS from the tea party: ‘We will not be silenced’ “Like Rep. Darrell Issa, the tea party does not give up the fight. Mr. Issa, chairman of House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has released his painstaking review of 1.3 million pages of IRS documents and transcribed interviews conducted following revelations that the federal agency had targeted conservative groups. “Conservative organizations were not just singled out because of their political beliefs - they were targeted by IRS officials and employees who expressed a general loathing toward them even while begrudgingly admitting that those ...

News Briefing for Friday, September 26 2014

HEALTHCARE: Feds Continue to Cite Healthcare.gov Security Concerns “Federal watchdog agencies are piling up concerns about limited security features of the healthcare.gov website, the primary portal for consumers in 36 states to sign up for federally subsidized health plans. Last week, a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report noted that despite efforts to shore up security, the site is still vulnerable to attacks that could expose sensitive personal information. GAO officials responded to questions from lawmakers on security concerns last week in a House committee hearing (view committee session video). This week, a Department of Health ...

Endangered Species: Affordable Health Care

Anthem’s announcement last fall excluding Missouri’s largest hospital network in all individual plans,sent patients and healthcare advocates in an uproar.  Missouri resident Ben was one of the many distraught by the news.   “I will preface this by saying that Missouri has an average of 17 choices on the health exchanges, while the national state average is 53. It was announced that Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, one of the largest insurance providers in the state, will no longer cover the Barnes Jewish Christian (BJC) Healthcare Organization. BJC is an internationally respected healthcare chain, with 13 hospitals in the St. Louis area ...

Obamacare Leaves Cancer Patients out in the Cold

“Today, I’m signing this reform bill into law on behalf of my mother, who argued with insurance companies even as she battled cancer in her final days.” President Obama, March 2010. Protecting the sickest of the sick – that is what the new healthcare law was intended to do. Yet, cancer patients and survivors have seen their much-needed policies, doctors and treatment options vanish under Obamacare. The law has created more vulnerabilities than safeguards within the healthcare system. Robert – a cancer survivor from Virginia – knows this all too well. “I was diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer in January of 2011. I had a ...

“You can keep your doctor” is more Punch Line than Promise

H/T to Ed Morrissey for this story on how supply and demand turned an Obamacare supporter into a public opponent: Still, Christensen once supported Obamacare -- also called the Affordable Care Act -- because he likes to help people. "I'm a left-leaning social activist," he said Wednesday at a Chattanooga chapter meeting of the National Federation of Independent Businesses, which counted U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn., and State Sen. Bo Watson, R-Chattanooga, in attendance. "It sounded like a good idea to offer insurance to all the people in the country." Christensen was originally concerned with patients who go to the emergency room for minor ...