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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, April 16

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: Marco Rubio and the Three-Strikes Theory of Politics “…In the past year or so, Rubio has been trying to regain the trust of his party’s hard-liners, saying that nobody has an automatic right to immigrate to the United States and stressing that improving border security should be the first priority. He’s had some success in this enterprise. “I think that Sen. Rubio has done something that most politicians don’t do,” Jenny Beth Martin, the president and co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots group, told Politico. “He evaluated what went wrong … [and] is working to make sure he doesn’t make the same mistakes ...

News Briefing for Wednesday, April 1, 2015

HEALTHCARE: CALPERS COULD OWE OBAMACARE $770 MILLION IN “CADILLAC TAX’ “California government entities and their unions are panicking because Obamacare’s punitive 40% “Cadillac Tax” beginning in 2018 will directly hit the low-deductible and broad-provider network type of “platinum” healthcare coverage that public employees have enjoyed under the California Public Employee Retirement System (CalPERS). With the Cadillac Tax estimated at $770 million, public employees face a radical change to “narrow networks” and up to 1,000 percent increase in annual healthcare deductibles. California public employee unions and CalPERS took a ...

News Briefing for Tuesday, March 31

HEALTHCARE: House Tea Party leader signs up for ObamaCare “One of ObamaCare’s staunchest foes in Congress acknowledged for the first time that he has purchased insurance at HealthCare.gov. “For the record, I am on ObamaCare. Yee-hah!” Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.) said during a town-hall meeting on Thursday. “My wife complains about it all the time,” he said, according to the Clay Center Dispatch. The disclosure from the chairman of the House GOP’s Tea Party Caucus comes just days after another firebrand conservative, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), admitted that he was planning to enroll in insurance through ObamaCare…” http...

News Briefing for Friday, March 6, 2015

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: Unions Rally In Support Of ObamaCare Tax Credit (Quote by Kevin Broughton) “Kevin Broughton, the communications director for the Tea Party Patriots, is suspicious that organized labor is paying much of the crowd for their attendance. “The other folks over here, they mind their manners, which you would expect if you were being paid to come out and protest,” Broughton claims. “They either don’t have jobs or their being paid by the SEIU or some of the other folks that have a vested interest in having their neighbors pay for their own health care.” Broughton also contends that their argument is all emotion and that ...

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 ...