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“Save money??” Data shows premiums soar under #Obamacare

Posted by: Phineas on March 18, 2014 at 2:54 pm » Comments Off

**Posted by Phineas We’ve seen plenty of anecdotal evidence about that before (for example), but eHealthinsurance.com has done what I think is the first systematic study of rate increases, now that we’ve experienced about six months of our glorious new health care regime. And the results, to put it nicely, are fugly: Americans buying health […]


White House to use #MarchMadness to push #Obamacare enrollment

Posted by: ST on March 17, 2014 at 10:47 am » 2 Comments

Just when you thought it was safe to watch the NCAA men’s basketball tournament free from politics.Via Politico: With the arrival of college basketball’s March Madness, the White House is looking to capitalize on the annual tournament to encourage Americans to enroll in Obamacare. The promotional effort will include athletes and coaches as well as […]


#Obamacare: “You’re going to lose your doctor, but it will cost less!”

Posted by: Phineas on March 14, 2014 at 1:01 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Okay, the president is trolling us again. Someone tell him it’s not funny. Courtesy of Moe Lane: Pres Obama concedes ObamaCare enrollees “might have to switch doctors,” but he says the trade-off is they’re “gonna save money.” — Mark Knoller (@markknoller) March 14, 2014 You know, I honestly cannot figure out if President Obama […]


White House continues #Obamacare “paid enrollment” vs. “sign ups” numbers game

Posted by: ST on March 13, 2014 at 11:41 am » 5 Comments

The Politico writes today about the games the White House continues to play on the issue of “sign ups” vs. “paid enrollments” on Obamacare: The White House insists it doesn’t know how many people are fully enrolled in Obamacare, but insurers say they’ve handed over enough data to show that the sign-up numbers are not […]


Bit by bit, Obama repeals #Obamacare, so Republicans don’t have to. Updated: Sebelius denies delay?

Posted by: Phineas on March 12, 2014 at 2:50 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas It’s long been known that the individual mandate is the foundation of the Affordable Care Act. Without the requirement for healthy young people to buy more insurance than they need or pay a penalty tax protection money, there would never be enough revenue coming into the system to pay for the elderly and […]


Tweet of the Day: More bad #Obamacare math as explained by @HealthCareTara

Posted by: ST on March 12, 2014 at 11:31 am » 2 Comments

In explaining the drop in enrollment numbers from January to February, the “official” Twitter feed for Obamacare questions and “information” had this to say: .@AaronBlakeWP @washingtonpost there are fewer days in January than February. — Tara McGuinness (@HealthCareTara) March 11, 2014 My friend and fellow North Carolinian Benjamin Smith quips in response: Well this explains […]


Surprise: #Obamacare individual mandate “quietly” delayed for two more years

Posted by: ST on March 12, 2014 at 9:28 am » 4 Comments

Update: Phineas has a much more detailed and thoughtful post on this subject here. The Wall Street Journal reports on how the latest election-year Obamacare delay and how it was done with little to no fanfare by the White House: ObamaCare’s implementers continue to roam the battlefield and shoot their own wounded, and the latest […]


Election-year politics: White House drops proposed Medicare drug changes

Posted by: ST on March 11, 2014 at 10:42 am » 2 Comments

Via The Politico: The Obama administration has dropped controversial plans to overhaul the Medicare prescription drug program amid withering criticism from the industry, patient advocacy groups and lawmakers that the changes would limit seniors’ access to certain medications and choice of plans. CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner wrote in a letter to Congress Monday that she […]


Charlie Crist: Democrats should embrace #Obamacare in midterm elections

Posted by: ST on March 10, 2014 at 9:32 am » Comments Off

CNN reports that infamous flip-flopper Charlie Crist is encouraging his newfound political teammates to “strengthen up” and embrace Obamacare (hat tip): Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, who’s looking to get his old job back – this time as a Democrat – argued Sunday that Democrats need to “strengthen up” and own Obamacare in this year’s […]


Cry me a river: union head finds he doesn’t like #Obamacare after all

Posted by: Phineas on March 9, 2014 at 7:10 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Sorry, Don Taylor, head of Unite Here, but Obamacare is working as intended, and your members are getting getting it, good and hard: A national union that represents 300,000 low-wage hospitality workers charges in a new report that Obamacare will slam wages, cut hours, limit access to health insurance and worsen the […]