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UnitedHealthcare is kissing the Obamacare marketplace goodbye

UnitedHealthcare, with the exception of a few states, is exiting the Obamacare marketplace in 2017, the CEO announced Tuesday. The Hill has the details: The announcement, made by CEO Stephen Hemsley on an earnings call, follows up on the company’s statement in November that it was considering dropping out of ObamaCare due to financial losses. The moves by UnitedHealth, the nation’s largest health insurer, have drawn attention for what they could indicate about the sustainability of ObamaCare as a whole. The Obama administration has downplayed the importance of UnitedHealth, saying the insurer is a fairly small player in the marketplaces, ...

Treasury: March 2016 marks biggest March deficit in four years

The federal budget deficit spiked in March – driving the nation closer to economic disaster. ABC News has the story: The Treasury Department says the deficit for March totaled $108.0 billion. That marks the biggest March deficit in four years and was more than double the imbalance in March 2015. The large jump from a year ago reflected calendar shifts, which had made the 2015 deficit look smaller because $36 billion in benefit payments were shifted into February. Through the first six months of this budget year that began on Oct. 1, the deficit totals $461.0 billion. That represents an increase of 4.9 percent from the same period a year ...

(VIDEO) Tea Party Patriots CEO Jenny Beth Martin’s Remarks from CPAC

Hello, CPAC! You know, the President of the United States last addressed this gathering eight years ago. Do the math – it was a different president then. As he sat in the Oval Office, preparing for that speech, he came across a phrase in the draft that confused him. So he asked, “What is this movement you keep talking about in the speech?” The speechwriter, stunned, responded. “Well, the CONSERVATIVE movement,” he answered. “You know, the one that started back in the sixties, when conservative groups first took root.” That apparently didn’t sit well with the President. “Let me tell you something,” he said. ...

Report: Federal officials who created online Obamacare marketplace received more than a dozen written warnings

Federal officials tasked with creating the Obamacare online insurance marketplace received 18 written warnings the project was being mismanaged but went ahead with the project anyway, according to a report from the Obama administration’s inspector general. The Washington Post has the details: The warnings included a series of 11 scathing reviews from an outside consultant — among them a top-10 list of risks drawn up in the spring of 2013 that cited inadequate planning for the website’s capacity and deviations from usual IT standards. A few months before, then-Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius had hired another consultant ...

Aetna CEO: ‘We continue to have serious concerns’ about Obamacare marketplace

The chief executive officer of the third-largest health insurer in the nation this week said his company, Aetna, has some major misgivings about the viability of the public exchanges created under the president’s signature health-insurance law. The Hill has the story: “We continue to have serious concerns about the sustainability of the public exchanges,” Mark Bertolini said on an earnings call Monday, according to prepared remarks. He said the company remained concerned about “the overall stability of the risk pool.” Many insurers, including Aetna, have been losing money on the ObamaCare marketplaces, also known as exchanges, in ...

Will House Conservatives Make their Mark on History?


Tea Party Patriots: The Second American Revolution – Jenny Beth Martin and Mark Meckler

Tea Party Patriots: The Second American Revolution – Jenny Beth Martin and Mark Meckler In 2009, an unemployed mother of two and a politically inexperienced northern California attorney met on a conference call that would end up starting one of the largest grassroots political organizations in American history, the Tea Party Patriots. Fueled by the fires of passion and patriotism, Mark Meckler and Jenny Beth Martin have become the faces of the most powerful political movement in the country, empowering their more than twenty million members by using both high-tech advances and the time-tested American tradition of rallying in public. Promoting ...

Free Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand’s Ideas Can End Big Government – Yaron Brook and Don Watkins

Free Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand’s Ideas Can End Big Government – Yaron Brook and Don Watkins “Free Market Revolution will raise the ire of every statist, socialist and crony capitalist. Rand understood – as do the authors of this all-too-timely book – that free markets are, indeed, moral while Big Government is manifestly not.”—Steve Forbes “A powerful and unapologetic case in support of capitalism. For those who think more government will solve our nation’s problems, Free Market Revolution will open your eyes. For those who can already see the light, it will sharpen your vision.”–Peter Schiff, CEO of Euro Pacific ...

Jenny Beth Martin Remarks To Open Press Conference on House Vote to Hold Lois Lerner in Contempt of Congress

The IRS used intimidation tactics to target those with whom the president disagrees, prevented ordinary citizens from exercising their constitutional right to free speech, and has thus far evaded responsibility for this reprehensible action. Today’s vote holding Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress brings us one step closer to justice and accountability as we push to learn the truth about who started this abuse of power, how high it runs within the administration, and who was involved. With us are some of those the IRS targeted and some of the champions in Congress who are trying to learn the truth. Kevin Kookogey of Nashville, Tennessee… ...

Mark Levin: Ruling Class Should Fear the Tea Party

Nationally syndicated radio host and best-selling author Mark Levin fired up the audience at the Tea Party 5 Year Anniversary Event in Washington last week with a rousing speech. After he left the stage, Levin sat down with Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon to discuss the impact the Tea Party movement has had on the political landscape in the United States. Levin had pointed words for the “ruling class” of Washington elites that run the show in the nation’s capital. Levin said, “We're coming for the ruling class. They should fear us. We are the liberty movement. We're a mindset. We're a belief set. They can never take that ...