Category Archives: Healthcare

Idiot Quote of the Day

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) was the first congressman out of the gate this morning with a reaction to the DC Circuit’s ruling striking down subsidies for the federal health insurance exchange — a ruling which will almost certainly be overturned … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Senator Ron Johnson’s Lawsuit Against His Own Staffers Thrown Out, Paul Clement Fails Again

Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson (R) filed a lawsuit against the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) in January of this year, challenging the rule that allows congressional staffers (including Johnson’s staffers) to receive subsides when enrolling in Obamacare. His lawsuit has … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Report: 20 Million Insured Under Obamacare

According to the New England Journal of Medicine, 20 million additional people have been covered by Obamacare. They reached the 20 million total this way: 1 million adults under age 26 enrolled in their parents’ plan; 8 million enrolled in … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Survey: Republicans Like Their Obamacare Coverage

This is one reason, among several, that I believe Republicans will sue President Obama over immigration rather than Obamacare. A survey conducted by the Commonwealth Fund found that an overwhelming majority of self-identified Republicans like the plans they signed up … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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It’s Back! GOP Senator Resurrects a Huge Obamacare Lie in Lawsuit Against the White House

It’s the lie that never dies. Quite possibly the most egregiously misleading Republican line about the Affordable Care Act is that Congress is somehow exempt from the law — at least, that’s what they want their low-information voters to believe. … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Fox News’ Gutfeld: Feminists Who Are Angry About Hobby Lobby are ‘Shrieking’ ‘Hysterics’

If you jumped into your time-traveling DeLorean, set the flux-capacitor to 1993, and traveled back in time to ask former President Bill Clinton about the scope of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), which he signed that year, it’s doubtful … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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The Supreme Court and Fox News Channel: Partners in Stupid

The Supreme Court decision in Burwell v Hobby Lobby Stores continues to confound me. It’s difficult to get beyond the basic dumbness of the conservative justices who utterly failed to recognize that the Affordable Care Act absolutely does not mandate … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Rand Paul on Obamacare Idiocy: Me Too

Senator Mitch McConnell has found himself in the hot seat for suggesting that Kentucky’s healthcare exchange, known as Kynect, is somehow not directly tied to Obamacare and that they could repeal Obamacare without ending the exchange. Fellow Kentucky Senator Rand … Continue reading
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We’re Still Cleaning Up Bush’s Mess

Documents released by the VA inspector general show that, while the problems currently plaguing the Department of Veterans Affairs began in 1995 when incentives were created to reduce backlogs, it came to a head during the Bush administration which systematically … Continue reading
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The High Cost of Not Expanding Medicaid

While community health centers in states that chose to expand Medicaid under Obamacare benefit enormously from the law, health centers in states that have chosen not to expand Medicaid will be paying a high price for ideology. Nationally, about 1,200 … Continue reading
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Obamacare is Working

According to Community Health Systems CFO Larry Cash, the Obamacare Medicaid expansion has already significantly reduced the number of people walking into public hospitals without insurance. During a call with investors on Wednesday, Community Health Systems CFO Larry Cash claimed … Continue reading
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Socialism

American women reportedly saved nearly half a billion dollars on birth control between 2012 and 2013 thanks to Obamacare. Compared to the data from 2012, about 24 million more birth control pill prescriptions were filled without a co-pay in 2013. … Continue reading
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Another Talking Point Debunked

Republican have alleged that only 67 percent of Obamacare enrollees have paid their first premium, but insurance companies tell a different story. According to the likes of Aetna, WellPoint and Blue Cross at least 80 to 90 percent have paid … Continue reading
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The Latest Plot to Undermine Obamacare and Prevent Millions From Enrolling in Medicaid

It’s actually quite easy to explain. The reason why 19 states have refused to expand Medicaid has nothing to do with the cost — the federal government would cover the full cost of the expansion for the next two years, … Continue reading
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Medicaid Expansion Will Cost States Even Less Than Expected

From the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: CBO now estimates that the federal government will, on average, pick up more than 95 percent of the total cost of the Medicaid expansion and other health reform-related costs in Medicaid and … Continue reading
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Cardinal Timothy Dolan is Clueless

It’s not entirely surprising that a major figurehead of the clergy would be clueless on contraception, but this is glaring. New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan appeared on Face the Nation yesterday to defend Hobby Lobby and during his interview he … Continue reading
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Obamacare Outselling PlayStation 4

This past week, Sony announced that sales of the PlayStation 4 had surpassed 7 million– worldwide. TOKYO, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) today announced that the PlayStation®4 (PS4™) computer entertainment system has cumulatively sold through more than … Continue reading
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Over Ten Million Enrolled Is The New “Failure”

  With the news of Secretary of Health and Human Services Katherine Sebelius resigning, now that she’s essentially saved the Affordable Care Act from: The relentless onslaught of GOP-led government shutdowns and threats of economic destruction, especially in the weeks … Continue reading
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National Blade Association

Artist – Clay Bennett In other news, the Pennsylvania teenager who went on a stabbing spree at his high school, injuring 21 students and staff, has been charged with 4 counts of attempted murder and 21 counts of assault. So … Continue reading
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Obamacare is Working (Better Than You Think)

We have a fairly solid idea of how many people have signed up for Obamacare through healthcare exchanges, and we have a fairly good idea how many people have signed up for expanded Medicaid programs, but what about everyone else? … Continue reading
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