Posts tagged "medicaid"

Yet one more problem with Obamacare

Sign up for Medicaid under Obamacare (deceptively named the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) and you could end up losing your house, car, life savings and every other asset. Explained the Chicago Tribune: A little-known wrinkle in the federal health insurance expansion could put at risk the house and other assets of those ages... 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 »

Finally, a look inside the "final" health bill

At last, Obama and Democrats release the “final” version of the health bill. Read it here. For all the sanctimonious talk about bi-partisanship coming from Democrats and Obama at the health care summit, the bill contains only one Republican proposal. Here’s a summary of what Republicans proposed and their fate: GOP HEALTH CARE SUMMIT IDEAS:... Read more »
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Let's spend billions more...

…that we don’t have. As we read deeper into Obama’s newest health legislation, the Illinois Policy Institute discovers this: A massive Medicaid expansion — one of the key reasons state governments across American objected to Congress’s health care takeover — is back from the dead and in President Obama’s revamped health care plan. Obama’s proposal grows Medicaid... Read more »

Happy Birthday, America. Here's your bill

Rarely has America been in as much debt as it is this Independence Day. It’s so huge that we can’t even agree on how much it is. By some accounts, our government is $11.5 trillion in debt, meaning that each of us is on the hook for $37,000. According to the Associated Press, that mountain... Read more »
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