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Bad news for #NCSEN’s Hagan: #Obamacare hurting small biz in Charlotte

Posted by: ST on June 4, 2014 at 1:12 pm » Comments Off

Local news station WCNC files this report on one small local business the monstrosity known as “Obamacare” is hurting: CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The doors open early at Fresh Salon off Providence Road in south Charlotte and when they do, the place starts buzzing. Owner Julia Vittorio dreamed of having her own salon, and for five […]

 

Pelosi channels Whoopi Goldberg on the #VAscandal: It’s not really a scandal-scandal…

Posted by: Phineas on May 29, 2014 at 12:30 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Oh, brother. While her minions race to the microphones to denounce VA Secretary Shinseki before the voters take out their wrath on them, House Minority Leader (1) Nancy Pelosi took the softball question lobbed to her by Vox’s Ezra Klein (2) and explained that, yes, the poor treatment of veterans was scandalous, but […]

 

Opposition to #Obamacare is racist, and why Democrats love the race card

Posted by: Phineas on May 25, 2014 at 5:07 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Oh, brother. If we needed any more convincing that it was well-past time for Senator Jay Rockfeller (D-WV) to retire and never be heard from again, this clip of him not just playing the race card, but slamming it on the table and dancing around it should do the trick: (h/t David Freddoso) […]

 

Paging #NCSEN’s Hagan: NC Obamacare premium hikes may be published in August

Posted by: ST on May 22, 2014 at 11:41 am » 5 Comments

Another day of more worrisome news for NC’s embattled Senator Kay Hagan: States are nailing down dates to release 2015 premium costs under ObamaCare, and their decisions will guarantee a drumbeat of news about rate hikes all the way to the November midterm elections. Democrats are bracing for grim headlines that could put the unpopular […]

 

Add Nevada to the list of states having to dump their #Obamacare exchange site

Posted by: ST on May 21, 2014 at 11:41 am » 2 Comments

The list keeps growing.  Via The Politico: Nevada has become the latest state to scrap its crippled Obamacare exchange and join the federal HealthCare.gov for at least a year. The Silver State, which had seemed to start strong last October before smashing into a wall of technical problems, is the only state with a Republican […]

 

QOTD: New York Times discovers that #Obamacare “narrows choices”

Posted by: ST on May 13, 2014 at 10:45 am » 3 Comments

Sorta kinda finally paying attention to reality: In the midst of all the turmoil in health care these days, one thing is becoming clear: No matter what kind of health plan consumers choose, they will find fewer doctors and hospitals in their network — or pay much more for the privilege of going to any […]

 

Costly failed state #Obamacare health exchanges may cost much more to “fix”

Posted by: ST on May 12, 2014 at 12:06 pm » 1 Comment

The Politico reports that four failed state healthcare exchanges that cost close to half a billion dollars to create will likely cost much more to fix: Nearly half a billion dollars in federal money has been spent developing four state Obamacare exchanges that are now in shambles — and the final price tag for salvaging […]

 

#NCSEN’s @SenatorHagan goes for broke, ‘fully embraces’ Obamacare

Posted by: ST on May 9, 2014 at 5:07 pm » 7 Comments

The Senator is starting the first of the tricky two-step I mentioned Wednesday she had to do here in order to try and get re-elected to a second term in the US Senate, the first part being to appeal to her base to turn out in strong numbers in November.  Via HuffPo: WASHINGTON — Sen. […]

 

The election-year myth-making of #Obamacare “success stories”

Posted by: ST on May 9, 2014 at 11:46 am » 3 Comments

The Weekly Standard’s Jay Cost has a good read this morning about how Democrats are making up Obamacare “success stories” in hopes they can take the “Affordable Care Act” issue off the table come time for fall elections – especially for vulnerable incumbents like NC’s Senator Hagan: • First, they say that premium rates are down. In […]

 

QOTD: “I’m not a numbers cruncher” on #Obamacare, says @PressSec Carney (VIDEO)

Posted by: ST on May 1, 2014 at 4:54 pm » 2 Comments

I said earlier today on Twitter that I almost – almost – feel sorry for White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, who has probably dished out more lies and deliberate misinformation for an administration than any other Press Secretary in modern history. But, he gets paid very well for what he does – and being […]