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#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 […]

 

Maryland #Obamacare Fail: State exchange site to be ditched for new system

Posted by: ST on March 29, 2014 at 10:22 am » 2 Comments

Team Obama, struggling to up their enrollment numbers, can’t be happy at all about this. Via Fox News: With just days to go before open enrollment ends on March 31, Maryland officials are reportedly planning to abandon its glitch-ridden ObamaCare website and replace the health exchange with technology from Connecticut’s marketplace. The Washington Post reported […]

 

What do we have to do to win the culture war?

Posted by: ST on March 28, 2014 at 9:32 am » 13 Comments

I read the below series of tweets from my friend @KemberleeKaye on a disturbing experience she had this morning at a local donut shop in Texas when she went to get breakfast. In a nutshell, a nice elderly lady in the store saw a homeless man sitting nearby and bought him a donut. She walked […]

 

#Obamacare navigators helping people sign up at Mexican consulates

Posted by: Phineas on March 27, 2014 at 8:17 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Nah, there’s no potential for fraud, here: The Obama administration has been helping to facilitate a series of events nationwide at Mexican Consulate offices to enroll people in Obamacare – and a key activist says the efforts are “our responsibility” regardless of citizenship. “Whether they’re Mexican nationals or whether they’re United States […]

 

#NCSen: Pro-abortion group Emily’s List forms SuperPAC in NC to help @SenatorHagan

Posted by: ST on March 27, 2014 at 9:32 am » 5 Comments

Get ready for the  next round of “war on women” demagoguery. Bloomberg News reports that embattled Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC) will be receiving some more Super-PAC help soon as the pro-abortion group Emily’s List has launched a political action committee here in North Carolina specifically to aid her in her reelection fight: Emily’s List, a Washington […]

 

Shock: “Deadline extended” for #Obamacare enrollees

Posted by: ST on March 26, 2014 at 11:46 am » 3 Comments

  Also known as “welcome to yet another Affordable Care Act delay.” Via The Hill: The Obama administration will extend the March 31 open enrollment deadline for people who say they tried to sign-up for coverage on the new healthcare exchanges but failed to complete the process on time. “Open enrollment ends March 31,” Health […]