Posts tagged "Obamacare"

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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »

Some state Obamacare exchanges still really suck

In Oregon,  consumers still cannot enroll at the state exchange website. In Minnesota, outside consultants said it could take two years to fix the state’s website. In Massachusetts website failure threatened to increase the state’s uninsured rate. In Maryland,  the state exchange board recently voted to end its $193-million contract with main contractor Noridian Healthcare Solutions. It’s so... Read more »
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'It's not my boss's business'

Pro-choice groups are holding a “Not My Boss’s Business” rally (see below) to support the Obamacare (the ironically named Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or ACA for those of you who still think that it’s a rousing success) edict that companies must pay for contraception and certain abortion procedures despite their religious (constitutionally protected... Read more »

A good list of Obamacare failures

Click on the headline to get the itemization. What was America’s greatest come-from-behind war? Go here to find out. To subscribe to The Barbershop, type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. My list is completely spam free, and you can opt out at any time.

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 »
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Good thing Obama wasn't in charge during World War II

This arrived in my mailbox. I can’t confirm the exact numbers, but it sounds about right. Anyway, the point is well made. During the 3-1/2 years of World War 2 that started with the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor in December 1941 and ended with the Surrender of Germany and Japan in 1945, the United... Read more »
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