Tag Archives: Obamacare

Train Wreck

Artist – Adam Zyglis In other news, Mitt Romney has reportedly donated $10,000 to former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell’s legal defense fund for reasons I can’t even imagine. Meanwhile, Chief Justice John Roberts has a sad. Reverse racism is The … 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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Posted in Healthcare | Tagged , , , | 9 Comments

Obamacare Easter Egg Hunt

Artist — R.J. Matson   In other happenings, Pope Francis today tried to talk sense to the world by denouncing the “scourge of hunger” and “immense wastefulness.” He went on to pray for peace all around the world and did … Continue reading
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Intervention

Artist – Pat Baglety In other news, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced today that Obamacare enrollment has reached 7.5 million, meaning at least 400,000 additional people have enrolled since the March 31st deadline passed because they began … Continue reading
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Posted in Benghazi, Open Thread | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Scott Brown Chooses Freedumb

The Associated Press obtained excerpts from Scott Brown’s announcement that he will formally enter the Senate race in New Hampshire and apparently someone told him this would be a winning message. “Along with our money and our health plans, for … Continue reading
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Coming Soon

Artist – Joel Pett In other news, Mitch McConnell is doing some of that outreach again. Meanwhile, the Associated Press reports that major companies, including Koch Industries, are quietly benefiting from Obamacare while they lobby against it. The Winter Soldier … 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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Republicans Unwittingly Vote for Obamacare Improvement; Boehner Fecklessly Skulks and Spins in the Shadows

As long as the radical, far-right tea party wing of the GOP continues to exist, the party’s establishment will have no choice but to skulk around in the shadows — the only place where they can act like adults and … Continue reading
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Gallup: Uninsured Dropped by More Than 1 Point in March

A new survey released today by Gallup seemingly corroborates healthcare enrollment figures released by the Obama administration and the last minute surge of signs-ups. Gallup: The uninsured rate has been falling since the fourth quarter of 2013, after hitting an … Continue reading
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Dispatches and Debunkery from the Trenches of the Obamacare Debate

My friends are always warning me to avoid political shovel fights on social media. And while I’ve somewhat restrained my natural compulsion to do so, I simply can’t help it. It’s what I do. If there’s someone who’s marketing in … Continue reading
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House GOP Passes the Screw American Workers Act

House Republicans voted to pass H.R. 2575, the Save American Workers Act, in a mostly party-line vote yesterday. The “Save American Workers Act” sounds harmless enough, but the GOP’s idea of saving workers is making it harder for them to … Continue reading
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Posted in Congress, Healthcare | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Bobby Jindal Says Me Too

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has hilariously unveiled his own healthcare reform plan and it’s a doozy. Jindal’s plan wouldn’t merely repeal Obamacare and block-grant Medicaid like Ryan’s plan; it would go a few steps further by pushing the sick into … Continue reading
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Posted in Healthcare, Stupid Party | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

Touchdown

Artist – Pat Bagley In other news, a federal appeals court ruled yesterday that Florida Governor Rick Scott’s 2012 voter purge was illegal. Meanwhile, it was Benghazi all day all the time on Fox News and in the House of … Continue reading
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House Will Pass Ryan’s Fantasy Budget, Again

Fourth time’s a charm? House Republican leadership said today that they will pass The Path to Poverty 4.0. “It’ll pass,” Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said during a leadership press conference, answering a reporter’s question that was directed at Speaker … Continue reading
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The Most Egregious Examples of Hobby Lobby’s Religious Hypocrisy

Yesterday, we learned that Hobby Lobby, which is challenging the federal government over Obamacare’s mandatory contraception coverage, offers its employees a 401(k) retirement plan that happens to invest $73 million in pharmaceutical companies that develop and produce various forms of … Continue reading
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Posted in Abortion, Healthcare, Religion, The Daily Banter | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

The Search Continues

Artist – Rob Rogers In other news, House Oversight Chairman Darrell “Witch Hunt” Issa is reportedly continuing his investigation of the non-existent “stand down” order in Benghazi. You know, the stand down order that the Republican-controlled Armed Services Committee concluded … Continue reading
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Victory

Republicans have been waging a gross misinformation campaign against Obamacare for years, aided by tens of millions of dollars in spending by Koch Brother outlets such as Americans for Prosperity, but despite the misinformation and over 50 attempts by congressional … Continue reading
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Posted in Healthcare | Tagged , | 3 Comments

Please, Republicans, Run Against Obamacare This Year and We’ll See You in November

Anyone who tells you the GOP is a lock for holding onto the House of Representatives while taking back the Senate in the midterms doesn’t know what the hell they’re talking about. Why? Because it’s April. The election isn’t for … Continue reading
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Posted in Election 2014, Healthcare, The Daily Banter | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Obamacare is Working

The GOP will be fuming over this. Obamacare enrollment has reached the projected 6 million signup figure. With several days left to go before open enrollment ends on March 31, the administration has met its target. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget … Continue reading
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Posted in Healthcare | Tagged | 4 Comments

The Liberty Tax That Wasn’t

On Friday Matt Drudge took to Twitter to claim that he had just paid his Obamacare “LIBERTY TAX” penalty for not purchasing insurance. Many, including myself, pointed out that Matt Drudge is a pants-on-fire liar. This roused the trolls from … Continue reading
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