Posts tagged "insurance"

Should everyone pay the health care costs of the irresponsible?

One thing last week’s historic U.S. Supreme Courtoral arguments about Obamacare clarified: You healthy people will be paying more for juicers, addicts, gangbangers, smokers, fatsos, drunken drivers and other assorted careless, thoughtless creatures. The central idea of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — the formal name of the Obamacare law — emphasized in... Read more »

The phony war over contraceptives

For all the name-calling, divisiveness and hatred–yes, hatred–ignited by the Barack Obama administration’s order requiring that virtually every American woman must receive free contraception, the truth of the matter is quite different than it’s being portrayed by the left. Truth is, most insurance policies already cover contraception, and if yours doesn’t, you should be able... Read more »

Senators move to stop ObamaCare tax

Most attention in the ObamaCare fight has focused on the courts especially the Supreme Court’s decision to weigh the constitutionality of the requirement that every American buy or have health insurance. But let’s not forget some of the other onerous provisions of the law that don’t require a court override. Congress can always repeal parts... Read more »
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ObamaCare must and can be repealed

Can ObamaCare, the most complex, far-reaching and epically destructive legislation enacted in living memory be repealed? The thought is at once alluring or repulsive, reasonable or batty, depending on your politics. My politics say repeal is necessary and possible. At first blush, it would seem impossible. Powerful interests are aligned on both sides and, presumably,... Read more »

Obama's broken promise to middle class?

Three million in middle class to pay health law penalty Uh oh. Already that healthcare bill is turning up little surprises like this. Reports the Washington Times:  Some 3 million middle-class Americans will be required to pay a penalty for not getting health insurance under the Obama administration’s new health care law, raising questions about... Read more »

ObamaCare too costly: poll

Nearly two-thirds of Americans say the health care overhaul signed into law last week costs too much and expands the government’s role in health care too far, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds, underscoring an uphill selling job ahead for President Obama and congressional Democrats. As reported by USAToday
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Why health care is so expensive I

A new study finds that 20-somethings, the people most likely to be without health insurance, are more likely responsible for hospital emergency room abuse.   The study by the University of Rochester Medical Center concluded that young adults use the emergency room nearly twice as often as children and adolescents and nearly three times as much as... Read more »

Nancy Pelosi tries to dodge jail question

The question basically was, do you believe it’s fair for Americans to go to jail for not buying health insurance? She tried to dodge by explaining that people who can’t afford it can get subsidies, but that really doesn’t answer the question. The truth is in the legislation: Yes, you can go to jail and... Read more »

Surprise! DemCare leaves major gap in kids' coverage

Not even the worst critics of the Democratic health care plan could have known that a major blunder in the new law would have shown up this soon. According to the Associated Press: Under the new law, insurance companies still would be able to refuse new coverage to children because of a pre-existing medical problem, said Karen... Read more »
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Obama and other math idiots

Chicago-based Exelon Corp., the nation’s biggest nuclear power producer, warns that it will have to shut a nuclear power plant in New Jersey if the state forces it to install cooling towers at an estimated cost of $800 million. Environmental groups say the towers would only cost $200 million, and they have to be right... Read more »
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