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Business Insider: ‘Americans’ out-of-pocket healthcare costs are skyrocketing’

Obamacare proponents are quick to point to the relatively slow rise in premium increases of employer-sponsored health-insurance plans as a way of dismissing those frustrated by the president’s signature health-insurance law. These same critics, however, fail to consider the hidden costs of Obamacare in out-of-pocket medical expenses like deductibles, which have spiked in recent years. Business Insider has the details: In 2016, 83% of workers have a deductible — an amount that they have to pay themselves for medical care before insurance covers it — with an average of $1,478. The average deductible for workers has gone up $486, or 49%, since ...

Oklahoma Obamacare premiums to skyrocket

Oklahoma (the Sooner State) residents who purchased Obamacare will soon face, on average, a more than 75 percent increase to their health-insurance premiums — a reality that’s unlikely to drive any more brave souls to stake their claim in the state-run healthcare exchanges. The Washington Examiner has the details: Oklahoma's Insurance Department said on Tuesday that increases in individual marketplace plans will range from 58 percent to 96 percent. "These jaw-dropping increases make it clear that Oklahoma's exchange is on life support," said Insurance Commissioner John Doak, in a statement. "Health insurers are losing massive amounts of ...

Study: Obamacare premiums to skyrocket

  A new report out this week says premiums on lower-cost “silver” Obamacare health-insurance plans will go up an average of 11 percent in 2017 – a steep increase amid a stagnant jobs market and staggering levels of national debt many financial analysts predict will become unmanageable in the near future. CBS News has the details: For consumers, the impact will depend on whether they get government subsidies for their premiums, as well as on their own willingness to switch plans to keep the increases more manageable, said the analysis released Wednesday by the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation. The full picture on 2017 premiums ...

Some “icky” feelings at the IRS…

A new report[1] from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee contains some explosive new details about the systematic targeting of conservatives at the Internal Revenue Service. Not only did IRS officials specifically target Tea Party groups and mislead the public about it, the program was led by now ex-official Lois Lerner. “The Committee has identified eight senior leaders who were in a position to prevent or to stop the IRS’s targeting of conservative applicants,” reads the report. “Each of these leaders could have and should have done more to prevent the IRS’s targeting of conservative tax-exempt applicants.” In ...

The Sky is Falling (Again) on President Obama’s Debt Ceiling

In 2011, President Obama talked often and dramatically about the risk of default if America hit the debt ceiling. Now he’s doing it again, using the same factually inaccurate claims: “As reckless as a government shutdown is … an economic shutdown that results from default would be dramatically worse,” Obama said on the morning of the third day of the government shutdown, at an event held at M. Luis Construction Company in the D.C. suburb of Rockville, Md. This time his fact-twisting targets senior citizens: “In a government shutdown, Social Security checks still go out on time. In an economic shutdown, if we don’t raise the debt ...

Politico Plays “Sky-is-Falling” Tune on Food Stamps

On Thursday, Politico reported that “U.S. households [are] still going hungry,” claiming that, “Despite the explosion in food stamp enrollment, the percentage of American households experiencing food shortages remains stubbornly high.” They base their conclusions on a new U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) study on “food insecurity.” While what USDA dubs “food insecurity” may be higher today than it was prior to the recession, what does this actually mean? As Heritage Foundation experts Robert Rector and Rachel Sheffield show in their 2011 report on poverty in America, the vast majority of “food insecure” households don’t ...

Washington Post Pushes Sky-is-Falling Act on Sequester

In late August, The Washington Post published a lengthy article about the high number of retiring federal employees. The article’s not-so-subtle undertone strongly indicated America would be worse off as employees continue to retire at high rates given the realities of the Budget Control Act, the “graying” of the federal work force, and the benefits of early retirement. As is typical, this assessment is wrong, for at least two reasons: First, cost. The Post cites many employees and former public servants who claim their pay has been impacted significantly in recent years. However, Heritage Foundation labor expert James Sherk told Tea Party ...

”He reached out to all Americans”: Becky Norton Dunlop on Reagan’s Presidency

A few weeks ago, Tea Party Patriots launched its Patriot Town Hall series. The series, which brings former Ronald Reagan staffers and a Reagan biographer to Tea Party activists across the nation, is designed to bring the principles and strategies of the nation’s greatest modern President to a new generation of activists. Last week, nationally syndicated radio talk show host Mark Levin explained to Tea Party Patriots how President Reagan beat media bias in his day. On Sunday, former Interior Department official and current Heritage Vice President of External Relations Becky Norton Dunlop took the stage and spoke about Reagan’s strength of ...

Examining Senator Rand Paul’s (R-KY) State of the Union response

Tuesday night, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) offered a full-throated defense of fiscal discipline and free markets in response to the President’s State of the Union address. Here is a quick take on the speech: The Senator opened strong, supporting free markets and fiscal discipline, and hammering both parties for too much bad bipartisanship. For example: Congress is debating the wrong things. Every debate in Washington is about how much to increase spending – a little or a lot. About how much to increase taxes – a little or a lot. The President does a big “woe is me” over the $1.2 trillion sequester that he endorsed and signed into law. Some ...

Kentucky Speakers Bureau

Hans Marsen Kentucky State Coordinator, Tea Party Patriots Elizabethtown, KY