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Obamacare Drives Family to Consume Less Healthcare

“I wish I could say that the future looks bright,” sighed Michelle. “Sadly, I fear what is coming down the pike – not just for me, but for our children.” Like any dedicated mother, Michelle wants the best for her family. However, her heart is troubled by what she sees transpiring within our nation, particularly Obamacare. With higher costs, a tighter budget and added stress, this is not the peace of mind and path to affordability President Obama promised with the new healthcare law. “Since Obamacare has passed, my husband’s insurance costs have increased yearly,” she shared. “In 2013, he paid $516 a month for healthcare for our ...

Obamacare Train Wreck Hits Family Hard

Sandra needs to look no further than her loved ones to understand just how broad Obamacare’s devastation can be. The entire family, including her mom, has been impacted by the healthcare law. Each of their situations is different, and all are equally upsetting. “The whole thing is a train wreck,” exclaimed Sandra. “Everyone has been affected negatively from this.” “My husband is a retired Marine. We were quite satisfied with Tricare Standard, but we have now reached Medicare age. Our co-payments have tripled for most drugs,” the Florida resident shared. “One of the medications went from $9 a month to $27 a month. Another one was ...

From Fortune 500 to Family-owned, Obamacare Damages Economy

Security and peace of mind – it’s what Obamacare promised. But the reality is many businesses, including General Electric, are facing uncertainty that’s affecting their bottom line. During a recent briefing of their first-quarter earnings, GE company officials shared how their slump in medical equipment sales, induced by Obamacare, could persist longer than expected. “Hospitals and clinics appear to be delaying purchases and responses to the ACA [Affordable Care Act],” stated GE senior vice president and CFO Jeffrey S. Bornstein in the company’s first-quarter earnings call. General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt, an outside economic ...

“Affordable” – Family Forced to Choose between Food and Health Insurance

With all of the media’s attention on the government “shutdown” and the horrific launch of the Obamacare exchanges, it’s easy to forget the real consequences of Obamacare on families. Ed Morrissey provides a good reminder: While the focus on the ObamaCare rollout has mainly been on its incompetent web design and operation, that’s far from the only problem — or even the most important.  Pennsylvania’s WFMZ profiles a family that saw its monthly premiums skyrocket for 2014, forcing them to choose between getting the mandated health insurance or feeding their family… Both parents and their child are disabled, according to the report ...

Obamacare Undoes 20 Years of Family Security

Colorado resident Kim knows firsthand what it is like. For almost 20 years, Kim and her family received group health coverage through her husband’s employer, The University of Colorado; however, the Affordable Care Act changed that. "This spring, with the looming Obamacare, my husband's hours were cut back to a level that we no longer were eligible for group benefits,” explained Kim. “Our monthly premium went from $59 a month, including dental, to almost $1,200 a month under COBRA benefits. We simply could not afford the cost, so we cancelled the plan.” Workers’ hours cut, families unable to afford insurance coverage – these economic ...

America’s Finances, Family Style

In the next two months, debates over Obamacare funding, the federal government’s funding, and the debt ceiling will dominate Washington. The Heritage Foundation has a wonderful new toy – “Federal Spending by the Numbers, 2013” – that’s helpful in understanding why it’s critical to hold strong on delaying and defunding Obamacare and freezing the debt ceiling. Alison Fraser has a summary of the full document on the Heritage site, but this brings the federal government’s profligacy home to your friends and family: We can’t wait any longer. Delay and defund Obamacare, keep the debt ceiling where it is, and get federal spending ...

IRS Intimidation: The Story of the Barnaby Family

As Tea Party activists around the country consider the repercussions of the IRS’ corruption regarding our movement, Tea Party Patriots is compiling stories from activists who have experienced this harassment firsthand. Today’s story of intimidation comes from Mary Barnaby, a 68-year old business owner who has been harassed by the IRS, state agencies, and her city council since 2006, but significantly got worse in 2009. Tea Party Patriots sat down with Mary and her daughter Jacqueline to discuss the family’s situation with the IRS.  Below is their story.   Jacqueline Peterson:  My husband, parents and I have been small business ...

Day 22- Ask 5 More Friends and Family to Attend your House Party

It’s coming! Two days from now, over 2,000 grassroots activists will participate in the second House Party for Tea Party Patriots this year. This House Party will, as you know, star the first film produced by Tea Party Patriots, called The Determinators, which features experts in the American, British, Canadian, and other health care systems, and explain how the President’s health care law brings many of the flaws in those nations – such as rationing – to the American health care system. While jobs are the number one concern of Americans, it is clear the American people oppose the health care law for more reasons than one blog post can ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Legislative Update for 05/03/15

Listen to the podcast here: CALENDAR: The House will take a one-week recess, and return to work in Washington on Tuesday, May 12. The Senate will return tomorrow, with no votes scheduled before 5:30 PM. We anticipate they’ll be in all week.   LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: So, the House started spending money last week. Even before the Budget Conference officially had come to agreement on spending levels for FY2016 and the rest of the decade, the House GOP Leadership had decided to move two appropriations bills to the floor – H.R. 2028, the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, and H.R. ...

News Briefing for Monday, May 4

HEALTHCARE: As States Expand Medicaid, Unpaid Hospital Bills Disappear “With more states expanding Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act, hospital operators are reporting fewer unpaid medical bills and falling charity and uncompensated care expenses. Under the health law, states have the option to expand Medicaid at little cost to the states. And more are doing so with Montana Gov. Steve Bullock last week signing a bipartisan legislation to expand Medicaid under the health law to more than 70,000 people. This, coupled by an improving economy, is boosting revenues for hospital companies like Community Health Systems (CYH), Tenet Healthc...