Category Archives: Healthcare

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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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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