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Aetna reports financial difficulties, says its rethinking Obamacare participation

Representatives from major health insurer Aetna this week announced the company is rethinking its involvement in Obamacare due to financial woes – no doubt to the chagrin of Obama-administration officials. The Washington Examiner has the story: Aetna said Tuesday it will not expand in Obamacare markets next year and is "undertaking a complete evaluation of future participation in our current 15-state footprint." The reason is due to "significant structural challenges facing the public exchanges," Aetna said in an earnings release Tuesday. Aetna is the latest insurer to reveal financial headaches with Obamacare. Humana announced that it would ...

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Yes, Obamacare increased healthcare premiums substantially

Outrage against Obamacare isn’t just a conservative talking point—it’s the natural response when big government sticks it to the little guy. Overwhelming evidence from scholars shows that the Affordable Care Act “significantly increased premiums.” Two Brookings Institution researchers attempted to show through analysis that the ACA had caused average premiums in the individual market to drop; however, Loren Adler and Paul Ginsburg left out some important points. A Forbes contributor reported: Economists at the University of Pennsylvania, also using actual pre-ACA individual market data, estimated that the total expected price of ...

Washington Times: Obama administration announces immigration surge for Central Americans

The Obama administration this week announced plans they are inviting thousands of Central American immigrants to apply for refugee status, especially those related to the children that are illegally crossing the border from Central America. The Washington Times has the scoop: “Today’s expansion of the Obama Administration’s policy is simply a continuation of the government-sanctioned border surge,” [said House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.). “Tens of thousands of unlawful immigrants continue to arrive at the Southwest border to benefit from the president’s lax immigration enforcement, and now many more can simply use this ...

Golden State health-insurance premiums set to increase 13 percent

President Obama’s signature health-insurance law is forcing Americans already cash-strapped to tighten their proverbial belts even more as premiums in the so-called “Land of Milk and Honey” are set to increase even more. The Los Angeles Times has the story: Premiums for Californians’ Obamacare health coverage will rise by an average of 13.2% next year — more than three times the increase of the last two years and a jump that is bound to raise debate in an election year. The big hikes come after two years in which California officials had boasted that the program helped insure hundreds of thousands people in the state while keeping ...

Economic-policy expert: Financial crisis inevitable the longer Congress waits to address entitlement spending

So-called “autopilot” congressional spending – e.g., spending that Congress isn’t allowed to take its red pen to and eliminate from the budget, like food stamps, Medicare, Medicaid, social security – will soon become the bulk of the federal budget, leaving little room for discretionary spending like national defense. The Daily Signal has the scoop: Autopilot spending is growing at an alarming rate and will consume more than 75 percent of the entire federal budget by 2020. As the autopilot portion of the budget grows, the budget becomes less responsive to current needs and crowds out spending on critical national priorities like defense...

Our hearts ache for the people of Nice, France

Two Americans – a father and son – are among those murdered in Nice, France Thursday after an apparent terrorist plowed into dozens of people during “Bastille Day” festivities along the waterfront.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of the attack. CBS News has the story: Sean Copeland, 51, and his son, Brodie, 11, were vacationing with their family, said Jess Davis, who is friends with Meagan Copeland, Sean Copeland's daughter. CBS Dallas reports the Copelands live in the Austin, Texas area. Davis says they live in Lakeway, Texas, about 30 miles outside Austin. Davis issued a statement on the family's behalf saying, "We ...

Tea Party Patriots Launches TV Ad Campaign About State Sen. Kurt Schaefer’s Tax-Hiking, Big-Spending, Client-Over-Constituent-Favoring Record

ATLANTA, Ga. – Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder and CEO Jenny Beth Martin today released the following statement in conjunction with the release of a television ad to run across the state of Missouri regarding big-spending politician Kurt Schaefer: “For too long, Missouri state Sen. Kurt Schaefer has put his own and his private law firm clients’ interests above the interests of his constituents and the citizens of Missouri. Whether it’s voting for a record tax increase, or voting for a billion-dollar boondoggle so bureaucrats can have a fancy new office, or voting to let his law firm’s client, a Chinese corporation, buy Missouri farms – ...

ICYMI: Congress could learn a lesson in financial stewardship from this Tennessee teen with a heart of gold

Tennessee teen Kevuntez King from age twelve to age nineteen worked selling newspapers so he could go to college without borrowing a dime in student loans – and so his single mother wouldn’t have to dip into her own purse. Congressional officials would do well to take some cues from this young man. Fox-affiliate Q13 has the scoop: When it came down to school, my mom didn’t have to come out of pocket to do anything or I didn’t have to take out any loans to go to school,” he told WHBQ. He earned $200 every Sunday for five years straight and was just accepted into Tennessee State University. King has this piece of advice to share: ...

Rep. Sanford taking strides against New Balance earmark in defense amendment

Rep. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.) is sounding the cronyism alarm on an amendment inserted into the National Defense Authorization Act that requires the Defense Department purchase and supply recruits with sneakers made entirely in the U.S.  – a qualification only New Balance fulfills and that would effectively corner the market, driving up costs and injuries for our military men and women. “It's a good deal for the administration, the company, its lobbyists, and the members of Congress whose districts house the New Balance factories. It's not good for taxpayers (the New Balance shoes are $30 more expensive than shoes currently available at troop ...