Posts tagged "health insurance"

Obamacare 'enrolls' 1.1 million; only 47 million to go

The Obama administration proudly announced that less than 3 percent of uninsured Americans have signed up for Obamacare under the “Affordable” Care Act. That’s a grand total of 1.1 million of enrollees. That’s a drop in the bucket of the 48 million of Americans that have a “desperate need” for health insurance, the number that... Read more »

Obamacare: Already screwing things up

So, you thought that Obamacare would get you out from under the thumb of the insurance companies? Guess again. Here is a story (“No, you can’t keep your health care plan.”) about the negative impacts that Obamacare, barely out of the gate, is having on the health care system. One example: To implement this strategy,... Read more »

Illegal immigrants big winners from botched Illinois health insurance program

Blago’s gift that keeps on giving Who in his right mind would be against health insurance for every child in Illinois? Certainly none of the politicians, health care providers, labor unions and special interests that in 2005 so enthusiastically bought into then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich‘s All Kids program. Certainly not tens of thousands of illegal immigrants,... Read more »
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Obama's health reform fudge

Maybe President Barack Obama, instead of portraying opponents of his version of heath-care reform as liars, should cast out the mote in his own eye. From him and his White House has flowed a never-ending stream of misinformation, disinformation, exaggerations and just plain baloney. Take the oft-repeated claim that 50 million, 60 million or whatever... Read more »

Obama's "astroturf" organizing takes on Mark Kirk's health reform Monday night

Obama, Democrats and the media have made much of conservatives organizing protests to Democracy in action at a town hall meeting on health care reform the vastly expensive and impossible health care reform pushed by the political left. As if those protesters were nothing more than sheep being led by dishonest and loud-mouthed Rush Limbaugh... Read more »

Go ahead, blame Chicago

President Barack Obama’s Chicago advisers are taking it on the chin for the Obama golfs while health care reform goes up in smoke? weakening of public support for the health care upheaval that Democrats want to impose on Americans. Joseph L Galloway, a McClatchy Newspapers columnist, was angry, indeed, that health-care reform is on “life... Read more »
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Overexposed?

Maybe it’s just me, but I didn’t think that  Barack Obama’s news conference this evening was  a huge success for the president. The president’s brain (Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel) has it in his head that if the administration runs into a problem, all that needs to be done is shove Obama out in front... Read more »
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