Category Archives: Obamacare

Making room for both the forgotten man and the rugged invidvidual

The last 90 years of American politics and economic philosophy has been a conflict between two philosophies. The philosophy that made America, that of rugged individualism, equality of opportunity and free markets. The other is the philosophy of Franklin Roosevelt, that policy needs to focus first on the forgotten man. An interesting question is there room for both at the policy table? The left would tell us that income inequality is the issue of our time. Income inequality is a not a problem, any more than inequality of talents, ambition, goals, or activities is a problem. Not everyone should earn the same because not everyone wants to earn the same, not everyone does the same thing, not everyone wants to live in the same type house or drive the same car. If we do different things, want different things, and contribute different things then why would we want to earn the same thing? America Read more

House voted today to repeal Affordable Care Act

The House voted 239-186 in Favor of Overturning Obamacare Although President Obama has threatened to veto any such action that would render Obamacare null and void the House voted to repeal the Uaffordable Care Act. The 114th Congress' opening shot will be heard loud and clear by most Americans and will certainly be the first shot to the nation affecting the 2016 elections. "We need health care reform that makes the system more responsive to patients, families and doctors -- reforms that preserve and protect the doctor-patient relationship. Right now, ObamaCare is moving our health care system in the exact opposite direction where the American people are paying more and getting less," Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., said in a statement after the vote. Read more

Major Cracks In Obamacare and Harsh Critiques By Dems Running Rampant

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. announced Tuesday she will cosponsor a bill by Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., that would force insurance companies to reinstate the canceled policies that Obama continually promised that people could keep. Feistein's revelation came after what can only be described as a tongue-lashing by former President Clinton of Obama's handling of the ACA's website debacle. The Clinton's have a horse in the race with Hilary Clinton's sights set on the 2014 presidential race, and she sent Bill to distance her from the Obamacare debacle, while hoping to become a more centrist candidate for America's top elected office. Bill Clinton stated that Obama should live up to his promise to Americans that if they like their health plans, they can keep them. "So I personally believe, even if it takes a change to the law, the president should honor the commitment the federal government Read more

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testifies at House Hearing, Open Thread

Sebelius takes full responsibility for the debacle that is the Affordable Care Act. However, the buck clearly stops at the President's desk. If the President cannot place competent people in positions of authority, he is incompetent to lead. Is an impeachment in the offing? The now, much repeated promise of President Obama, that Americans could keep their doctors and insurance policies if they "liked" them has everybody whose policies were cancelled by their carriers hurling epithets of "liar liar." Sebelius denied that Obama had broken his promise and claimed that people who had coverage as of March 2010 can keep their current plans, provided their insurance companies haven't changed them. She argued that people receiving cancellation notices will be offered better quality plans. The American Citizens has been told lie after lie by President Obama himself, and now his Puppet Read more

Republican House Votes To Defund Obamacare

The House Voted Friday to defund Obamacare, while continuing to allocate funds to keep the government operating through much of December. Senate Majority leader, Harry Reid vowed this bill would go down in defeat when it reached the senate floor. During Cable television appearances, President attacked republican conservatives in the House, as attempting to defund Obamacare to eliminate the middle class from receiving affordable health care. "Republicans are simply postponing for a few days the inevitable choice they must face. Pass a clean bill to fund the government, or force a shutdown," said Sen. Reid. House Speaker John Boehner said, "You've got businesses all over the country who are not hiring because of the impact of this law. You've got other businesses who are reducing the hours for their employees because of this law. And so, our message to the United States Senate is Read more

Obamacare, Pay Up Or Die

I sat with a friend a few days ago and listened while he explained Obama's new pay up or die plan for Americans. I sat while he recounted the whole experience of his ordeal. My friend, who does not want to be identified told me a story that made me sad and disheartened that our great republic had fallen so low. He is about 66 years-old and all of his income is from social security and his medical is handled by Medicare and he has to pay the uncovered 20 percent because he can't afford secondary insurance to cover it. A couple of years ago he had some surgery and medicare covered their 80 percent and my friend withdrew from his meager savings and paid the 20 percent. The surgery was to remove stage three carcinoma from his face and back that was damaged by the sun. He had to keep going back for check-ups and other issues and soon his savings ran out. Knowing how dangerous full-blown Read more

Obama Birth Control Mandate May Head to U.S. Supreme Court.

Legal Challenges, filed by the dozens, by faith based charities, hospitals and universities, over the religious freedom and the birth control coverage requirement in Obama's health care package seem to be headed to the U.S. Supreme Court, according to Associated Press reports. The religious lawsuits mostly stalled, as the Department of Health and Human Services tried to develop an accommodation for faith based groups and made no such offer to individual business owners. The lawsuits are yielding conflicting rulings in appeals courts around the country. "The Circuits have split. You're getting different, conflicting interpretations of law, so the line of cases will have to go to the Supreme Court," said Carl Esbeck, a professor at the University of Missouri Law School, who specializes in religious liberty issues. (AP) Under the requirement, most employers, including faith-based hospitals Read more