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‘Like-It-Keep-It’ and Other Obamacare Fairytales

The story was set. There would be affordable coverage for everyone, and those who liked their plan would be able to keep it. The world of healthcare would live happily ever after. At least, that is how it was supposed to unfold. Yet, Rasmussen’s latest poll is a devastating blow to the Administration’s healthcare narrative as 55% of likely voters believe the Affordable Care Act is bad for the country. One Maryland woman, who asked to remain anonymous, couldn’t agree more as she deals with losing her current policy and doctor – both of which she liked. “In July 2013, I received a letter from Marriott Corp. that our policy would be ...

News Briefing for Thursday, January 29, 2015

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: McCaul border bill is not enough to stand up to Obama (Jenny Beth Martin’s op-ed) “During the 2014 midterm elections, Republicans across the country campaigned hard on opposing executive amnesty by President Obama, and securing the country’s borders.  The president famously intoned that “every single one” of his policies was on the ballot; the voters took heed and rewarded Republicans with historic majorities. The GOP now has a chance to make good on its pledges. Unfortunately, the current Republican “border security” bill is not the vehicle for them to show that they’re serious. With the misleading title ...

News Briefing for Saturday, December 20, 2014

HEALTHCARE: CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid to promote ObamaCare “The Obama administration announced Friday that it will partner with eight pharmacy chains around the country to promote coverage on ObamaCare's marketplaces.  CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens, Wal-mart and several smaller chains will provide consumers with information about the healthcare law through written materials, events and targeted outreach, according to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Walgreens, Rite Aid and CVS assisted in promoting the exchanges last year. "Pharmacies and pharmacists are a trusted source of information for consumers who have health-related ...

News Briefing for Thursday, December 18, 2014

HEALTHCARE: Tales from Obamacare “My older daughter, who is 28, married with 2 children, Her husband is in optometry school and she works three jobs. They have a bunch of loans and I pay their rent. They have refused to take food stamps or anything else from the government.  They went on the O’care website because their private insurance was going to go from $600 to $1000 per month. They were hoping to get a plan that would allow them to keep their pediatrician and her OB-GYN and thought they would qualify for a subsidy that would make it affordable.  Instead, they were directed to Medicaid. None of her doctors take Medicaid. My daughter ...

One more way Obamacare hurts the American people

A new report shows[1] just how much Obamacare taxes are going to hurt workers. The National Business Group on Health reported this week that companies – in a desperate attempt to avoid a 40 percent “Cadillac Tax” – are looking for ways to shift those costs to consumers. The tax is slated to be implemented in four years, and will affect plans that spend more than $10,200 per employee.  While employees will be given wellness incentives to lower their health care costs, employers are moving toward shifting to plans with higher deductibles or using health savings accounts. Another route employers will likely pursue, according to this report, ...

Obamacare’s Procrustean Bed

Whether you have catastrophic coverage or a “Cadillac” plan, it’s a no-win situation when it comes to keeping it. According to the Administration, it’s either too lacking or too generous, and only those that fall within ACA-compliance are allowed. Unfortunately, this is far from ancient myth for many Americans, including Jeri, a California mother of two who is losing her wonderful coverage.   “Remember when Obama said, "If you like your current health care plan, you can keep it"?  WRONG!! My company is no longer offering a PPO plan effective 2015. They stated it's due to rising healthcare costs and the looming 40% excise tax on ...