Posts tagged "Obamacare"

Why weren't SCOTUS arguments about Obamacare broadcast on TV?

If you’re like me, you would have appreciated seeing  the oral arguments about Obamacare (the Unaffordable Care Act) in front of the U.S. Supreme Court broadcast live. It would have been a great education for Americans about how their government works and the intricacies of public policy and the law. Yet, SCOTUS, in its infernal... Read more »

Fitbit does website maintenance on Christmas

I perhaps was the only person in the world not to know what Fitbit is, until I got one for Christmas from my wife (who’s obviously worried about my growing paunch). So I went to the Fitbit website and what do I find? We’ll be back soon! Fitbit.com is currently undergoing a little planned maintenance. Sorry... Read more »

President Barack Obama hears voices

To everyone who voted, I want you to know that I hear you. To the two-thirds of voters who chose not to participate in the process yesterday, I hear you too. That was President Barack Obama the day after the Republicans shellacked the Democrats in the mid-term elections, handling control of both the Senate and... Read more »
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The top ten liberal superstitions

Kate Bachelder,  an assistant editorial features editor at the Wall Street Journal nails the top ten liberal superstitions with her opinion piece. As she says: A hallmark of progressive politics is the ability to hold fervent beliefs, in defiance of evidence, that explain how the world works—and why liberal solutions must be adopted. Such political... Read more »

Why not just eliminate Obamacare's employer mandate?

This isn’t being asked by some nutty right-wing group cabal or the Koch Brothers. The idea of eliminating the employer mandate of Obamacare (aka The Affordable Care Act) comes from the respected Urban Institute. In a study, it discovered that if the long delayed (illegally by the Obama administration until 2016) were eliminated, the impact... Read more »

Obamacare to increase the number of uninsured

Despite promises that it would cut deeply into the 40- or 50-million (the number always fluctuated) Americans uncovered by health insurance, one study now predicts that Obamacare (misnamed the Affordable Care Act) would increase the number of uninsured by about 10 percent more than t0day. Said Stephen T. Parente in a Wall St. Journal opinion... Read more »
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Chicago media give Sen. Dick Durbin another pass

Why do Chicago readers have to turn to an out-of-town newspaper to nail Sen. Dick Durbin for another outrageous exaggeration? Here’s what he said Feb. 9 on CBS’s “Face the Nation: “Bob, let’s look at the bottom line. The bottom line is this: 10 million Americans have health insurance today who would not have had... Read more »

Why some 'contraceptives' demanded by Obamacare are actually 'abortifacients'

Defenders of the Obamacare mandate requiring individuals and organizations to violate their consciences by providing “contraceptives” demanded by Obamacare and the HHS mandate argue that they are not actually “abortifacients.” So, therefore, no one should have any moral objections because a human life is not being destroyed. Here is a response to this bogus argument.... Read more »

The extra $475 a year you'll pay for Obamacare that Obama didn't mention

The National Federation of Independent Businesses projects the health-insurance tax will add an additional $475 per year for the average individually purchased family policy—nearly $5,000 over the course of a decade. Small businesses will take an even bigger hit, with the cost of an employer-provided family policy rising a projected $6,800 in the next decade. Gee, did... Read more »
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Why aren't male contraceptives and sterilizations covered under Obamacare mandate?

It surprised me, but while Obamacare mandates free birth control for women, it does nothing for men. Did you know that: If you are a female employee of a company subject to the mandate who wants the full cost of your birth control pills paid for by your insurance: you are covered. If you are a... Read more »
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