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Aetna to get out of Obamacare

One of the nation’s largest health insurers this week announced it is soon withdrawing itself entirely from Obamacare – a move Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price says is more proof former President Barack Obama’s signature health-insurance law is a disaster. Fox Business has the details: “Aetna’s decision to completely withdraw from the ObamaCare exchanges adds to the mountain of evidence that ObamaCare has failed the American people. Repealing and replacing it with patient-centered solutions that stabilize the marketplace to bring down costs and increase choices is the only solution,” Price said late Wednesday. The ...

Big-Five health insurer Aetna abandoning majority of Obamacare business

Aetna – one of the five largest health-insurance companies in the nation – is cutting its losses and terminating its business in the majority of the counties in which it offers Obamacare coverage. Business Insider has the details: The firm said that after a review of its public-health-exchange business it determined that the nearly $300 million in pretax loss it was sustaining on an annual basis was not worth the business. In its new plan, it will offer healthcare options through the public exchanges in just 242 of the 778 counties where it now operates. These will be mainly in Delaware, Iowa, Nebraska, and Virginia...

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 ...

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 ...

Politicial Correctness Now Trumps National Security (Jenny Beth Martin’s Weekly Column in the Washington Times)

The First Amendment has taken a brutal beating during President Obama’s time in office, despite the fact that the familiar text “Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech” is one of our most cherished rights as American citizens. Read More: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/dec/22/jenny-beth-martin-politicial-correctness-now-trump/

Former DHS employee: Obama administration concerns about political correctness paving way for radical Islamic terrorists

Former Department of Homeland Security employee Philip Haney says the Obama administration is more concerned about preserving the rights of those with known terrorist ties than ensuring the safety of the American people, as the president terminated a DHS terrorist-monitoring program that would have placed San Bernardino terror suspect Farooq Saeed on the no-fly list. The Hill has a piece written by Haney: There are terrorists in our midst and they arrived here using legal means right under the noses of the federal law enforcement agencies whose mission is to stop them. That is not due to malfeasance or lack of effort on the part of these officers; ...

Tea Party Patriots partners with ACLU to run ads opposing the Patriot Act


H.R.3121 American Health Care Reform Act of 2013 (Roe-TN)

Description: This bill would repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the health care provisions of the Health Care and Education and Reconciliation Act of 2010, effective as of their enactment. Restores or revives provisions amended or repealed by such Act or such health care provisions.   Read the Full Bill:   H.R.3121 American Health Care Reform Act of 2013 (Roe-TN)      

Bipartisan foolishness to dictate your fitness

‘Cause this is a top priority for the federal government – never mind violations of the First and Fourth Amendments, balancing the budget, tax reform, federal transparency and corruption, apparently: A new House bill would task the Department of Health and Human Services with creating exercise guidelines for all Americans. Under the bipartisan bill, introduced by Representatives Ron Kind (D., Wis.) and Aaron Schock (R., Ill.), HHS would publish a “Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans” report every ten years that would recommend certain levels of exercise for different groups of Americans, with a special emphasis on children, based on ...

The guide to why Ohio should not partner with Washington on Medicaid expansion

Last week, Tea Party Patriots reported on the surrender by the governors of Ohio and Arizona to President Obama on Medicaid expansion. In more recent days, the Ohio Liberty Coalition (OLC) has published an impressively thorough examination of how and why Ohio’s Governor John Kasich has failed his state when it comes to the Medicaid expansion. The analysis is worth reading in full, but here are some highlights: First, Governor Kasich’s reassurances that the federal government will take over the vast majority of costs now and in the future is countered by the following, among other reasons listed: The federal government cannot maintain its ...