Category Archives: Healthcare

Number of Uninsured at Lowest Level in 50 Years

From the Council of Economic Advisers: As this week’s data confirm, 2014 has seen dramatic coverage gains, gains matched or exceeded only by those seen in the decade of rapid progress that followed the creation of Medicare and Medicaid. Following … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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The House GOP Finally Files Their Lawsuit

Now that House Republicans have finally filed their lawsuit against the president after talking about it for nearly half a year, the countdown to when it will be thrown out of court can begin. What’s interesting though is that the … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Report: Only 1 Percent of Employers Dropping Healthcare

Immediately following the midterm election, congressional Republican leadership announced that one of their goals during the next session of Congress would be to redefine what it means to be a full-time employee because, supposedly, Obamacare is the reason employees are … 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 Continue reading

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Schrodinger’s Market

Artist – Don Landgren In other news, if you weren’t already aware, enrollment is once again open to everyone on state and federal health insurance exchanges. If you aren’t covered, consider getting covered today at healthcare.gov. Meanwhile, Missouri Governor Jay … 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 Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Anyone Remember Ebola?

Remember when Ebola was being carried across the border by ISIS terrorists and/or possibly immigrant children? Remember when nurse Kaci Hickox was going to sicken all of New Jersey and Maine? As of today there are no confirmed cases of … 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 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 Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Ron Johnson Can See Obamacare Doomsday From His House

Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson (R) told NewsMax TV this morning that he has personally spoken to healthcare providers who say that premiums may increase by up to 60 percent in 2015 because of Obamacare, with an average increase of “around … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Who Done It?

Fox & Friends is very concerned that we don’t have a Surgeon General at a time like this. The previous nominee was mysteriously “tied up in politics.” At 0:38 DOOCY: You would normally think that in something like this, the … 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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Mitch McConnell is a Fool or a Liar, or Both

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell insists that Kentucky’s health insurance exchange, known as Kynect, is just a website. It isn’t. During his debate with Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes yesterday, McConnell said he would repeal the rest of Obamacare but … 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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Government Shutdown Fever

The continuing resolution that keeps the federal government running, which was passed by Congress before they went home to campaign, will expire on December 11th and fourteen congressional Republicans have written a little to John Boehner urging him to block … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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The Trusted Czars

We’ve come full circle from 2009, a time when Republicans decried the president’s appointment of Czars as some kind of Marxist conspiracy even though former President Bush began the tradition. The Washington Post reports that Republican congressman have written letters … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Obamacare is Working

According to the Department of Health and Human Services and the Council of Economic Advisers, hospitals in state that have expanded Medicaid will save $4.2 billion in uncompensated care this year alone. From The New York Times: “Because of the … 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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Scott Brown’s Obamacare Replacement is Romneycare

Scott Brown tells New Hampshire Public Radio that he wants to repeal Obamacare and replace it with something he already voted on in the past: Romneycare. We need to repeal Obamacare and we need to put in place something that … 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 Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Inspector General: No Deaths at VA Hospital Because of Delays

This is not to say that everything is or was fine at the VA hospital in Phoenix, but a review by the department’s Inspector General has found that the widely repeated story about deaths was not true. From the Associated … 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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Why Do Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul Hate Their Constituents?

In case you needed another reason to vote this November (there are plenty already), Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) says congressional Republicans will shut the government down if the president doesn’t do what they tell him to. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) … 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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GOP Governors Give Up Hundreds of Billions by Refusing Medicaid Expansion

We know that states that refuse to expand Medicaid are denying healthcare to millions of people, but how much business and economic activity are they losing? According to the Urban Institute and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, states who refuse to … 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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Rand Paul on Obamacare: If We Win I’ll Vote to Repeal “the Whole Thing”

What will happen if Republicans take control of the Senate following the November elections? Well, for starters, they’ll probably vote to repeal Obamacare before they do anything else according to Rand Paul. “If we won, I think you would see … 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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Obamacare is Working

Proving that Obamacare is good for business and good for the economy, hospitals have seen a major drop in the number of uninsured patients they’ve treated. via Bloomberg HCA Holdings Inc. (HCA), the largest for-profit hospital chain, yesterday raised its … 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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Obamacare is Working: Rebates for 6.8 Million People

via Reuters (Reuters) – U.S. health insurers will send out about $330 million in rebates to employers and individuals this summer under President Barack Obama’s healthcare law, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said on Thursday. […] The … 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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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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