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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 […]

 

#Obamacare “enrollment” number questions (that probably won’t get answered)

Posted by: ST on April 2, 2014 at 9:38 am » 2 Comments

As noted yesterday in a must-read by the Washington Examiner’s Byron York,  the so-called “enrollment” numbers for the victory lap the administration eventually took Tuesday only lead to more questions as to why the entire American healthcare system essentially had to be destroyed in order to be “fixed” (and I’m using the term “fixed” VERY loosely […]

 

(Video) Why the elderly are fleeing the Democrats

Posted by: Phineas on April 1, 2014 at 5:47 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Consider this to be a coda to yesterday’s post about the Gallup poll showing the electorally active senior vote shifting decisively away from the Democrats. It’s anecdotal evidence, but still illustrative: Key line, per David Freddoso: “Not only did my premium go up,” this 91-year-old New York gentleman notes, “but my coverage […]

 

Quote of the Day: Behind the #Obamacare numbers

Posted by: ST on April 1, 2014 at 10:47 am » 4 Comments

The Washington Examiner’s Byron York breaks down the Obamacare “millions”: The [LA] Times says the [9.5 million] numbers break down like this: 4.5 million previously uninsured people are now on Medicaid; 3 million previously uninsured young people are now covered because of a provision that allows them to stay on their parents’ policies until age 26; […]

 

Survey shows elderly voters fleeing Democrats

Posted by: Phineas on March 31, 2014 at 4:15 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas This news from Gallup probably has staff of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee reaching for a bottle: U.S seniors — those aged 65 and older — have moved from a reliably Democratic group to a reliably Republican one over the past two decades. From 1992 through 2006, seniors had been solidly Democratic and […]