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#Obamacare: more proof that liberals don’t “get” economics

Posted by: Phineas on April 22, 2014 at 2:30 pm » 0 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Sometimes I think one of the greatest acts of charity I could perform would be to buy progressives each a copy of Thomas Sowell’s “Basic Economics: A Common Sense Guide to the Economy,” because they clearly were not paying attention in high school or college: The practice of offering relatively inexpensive health […]

 

Bad news for Dems: Most independents say they will vote against #Obamacare politicos

Posted by: ST on April 21, 2014 at 8:21 pm » 2 Comments

Obamacare continues to be unpopular with a crucial voting bloc.  Via Fox News: Most voters say ObamaCare will play an important role in their vote in this year’s elections, and over half are more inclined to back the candidate who opposes the health care law. That’s according to a Fox News poll released Monday. The […]

 

#Obamacare: you may have coverage, but just try to find a doctor

Posted by: Phineas on April 20, 2014 at 4:02 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Now that were a few months into our glorious new healthcare regime, we’re seeing more and more examples of something many predicted after the law was passed in 2010: you may have coverage, but good luck finding a doctor who takes it: While open enrollment for coverage under the Affordable Care Act is […]

 

Glorious #Obamacare success story! Alabama widows kicked off their insurance plans!

Posted by: Phineas on April 17, 2014 at 2:54 pm » 7 Comments

**Posted by Phineas The law of unintended consequences (1) strikes again. First widows; are orphans next? (Transcript via The Weekly Standard) “More than two dozen widows who were married to retired Madison county employees, lost their health insurance coverage earlier this year. And now one commissioner says it’s time to give it back to them. […]

 

Now she admits it: @Sebelius admits #Obamacare rollout timeline “flat out wrong”

Posted by: ST on April 14, 2014 at 11:41 am » 1 Comment

It’s amazing what people will admit once they’re off the hook politically: Outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says the timeline for the ObamaCare rollout was “flat-out wrong” and that the federal exchange could have used “more time and testing” before going online. Sebelius, who led the agency through the problem-plagued rollout, made […]

 

Ted Cruz explains #Obamacare’s success in one graphic

Posted by: Phineas on April 13, 2014 at 1:01 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas With the recent announcement of more than seven million sign-ups for Obamacare, the administration and its supporters have been running around shouting “Success! SUCCESS!!”, as if an enrollment figure means that the implementation of the law itself, with its myriad problems (for example) (1), will be just a matter of working “the […]

 

#Obamacare success! New Medicaid enrollee turned down by 96 doctors

Posted by: Phineas on April 9, 2014 at 1:20 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas One of the oft-stated goals of the Affordable Care Act was insuring the uninsured. For those who couldn’t afford insurance even with the new subsidies, states could expand their Medicaid offerings with (temporary) help from the federal government (i.e., taxation and borrowing). Great, right? Even if you don’t make enough to afford […]

 

#Obamacare chronicles: middle-class children lose their health insurance

Posted by: Phineas on April 7, 2014 at 1:41 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas Wait. Wasn’t one of the justifications for passing the Affordable Care Act that we had to do it “for the children?” That so many children were among the uninsured that it would be heartless, cruel, and even racist to not pass Obamacare? (1) Then how do they explain this? While the federal […]

 

The thrill is gone: networks refuse prime time slot for Obama speech

Posted by: Phineas on April 4, 2014 at 1:34 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Oh, how this must pain the soul of our Narcissist in Chief. Remember the halcyon days of Hope and Change in his first term, when it seemed like he was making a national address every week? Joint sessions of Congress, prime time press conferences, the networks just couldn’t get enough Obama. Someone […]

 

#Obamacare to cost employers more than $5,000 per employee

Posted by: Phineas on April 2, 2014 at 4:29 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas The American Health Policy Institute did something unusual: rather than estimate the effects of Obamacare from the outside, they went to 100 large employers and asked the directly what their expected costs would be over the next ten years. The results were eye-opening — and disturbing: Obamacare will cost large companies between […]