Obama Administration Wants Religious Employers to Drop Their Insurance Plans?
Buried deep in the Obama DOJ’s response to Justice Sotomayor’s eleventh hour emergency stay of the abortion-pill mandate for a group of Catholic nuns, is a glimpse into the Obama Administration’s plan for the HHS Mandate.
After forcing millions of Americans off “plans they liked,” now the Obama Administration appears to be trying to force employees of religiously based organizations and businesses to lose their insurance as well.
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Obamacare Has No Financial Controls Whatsoever
Given the Obama administration’s latest claim that 2.1 million have signed up nationwide, that means as many as 700,000 Americans* might falsely believe they have a current health insurance policy.
(HT: Daily Mail)
Bad things happen to the leadership of large organizations who fail to control how money flows between the organization and its customers. Furthermore; bad things pretty much deserve to happen to people who fail to institute rigorous financial controls while running large organizations. The PC way of describing this would be an adverse professional outcome. Simple folk like little, ol’ moi’ refer to this as karma. In the pathetic case of our current HHS Secretary Kathleen Sibelius, karma should be what’s for breakfast – scattered, covered and chunked.
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Death, Taxes, and Obamacare
Democrats plan to make 2014 about the minimum wage. Several news reports suggest the party plans to coordinate with unions to get ballot initiatives going around the nation to raise the minimum wage. They think this will incentivize turn out for them in 2014. It is an admission against interest they think Obamacare is hurting them. It is also foolhardy. Gay marriage initiatives drove Christian | Read More »
Iowa man continues to go blind, thanks to #obamacare.
I admit, I was wondering how this administration was planning to implement one of the key tools of British/Canadian healthcare – to wit; delaying ‘non-life-threatening’ procedures for long enough for a certain percentage of patients to die from something else and another certain percentage to simply give up* – but I should have realized that you can always find a way to bureaucratically obfuscate. In | Read More »
An Eleventh Hour Blow to ObamaCare’s Abortion-Pill Mandate
At the eleventh hour, literally, the Supreme Court dealt a significant blow to ObamaCare’s HHS Mandate.
The mandate was set to force a group of Catholic nuns to pay for abortion pills. If that’s not an unbelievably obtrusive abuse of executive power and a trampling of religious liberty, I don’t know what is.
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New Year Opens With Big Spending Bang
Congress plans to kick off the new legislative session the same way it ended the last one. They will continue to spend more money. When Congress voted on the Ryan-Murray budget deal before adjourning for Christmas, members were only signing off on the topline discretionary spending figures, not the individual accounts for all the departments and agencies. They agreed to repeal part of the sequester | Read More »
Happy New Year! Individual mandate implementation, Edison light bulb, Senate races, etc.
Well it’s 2014 and Obamacare is going into further gear with the individual mandate. I saw a very funny video on YouTube posted by Reason TV. I recommend you check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5VAO5vx52o. Ironically my birthday is 14 days after the individual mandate going into effect. Also of noteworthy is that the Edison light bulb has been banned by the federal government permanently (or until the | Read More »
Justice Sotomayor puts temporary stay on contraception mandate case.
So, what’s going on, here? Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Tuesday temporarily blocked the Obama administration from forcing some religious-affiliated groups to provide health insurance coverage of birth control or face penalties as part of the Affordable Care Act. Acting at the request of an order of nuns in Colorado, Justice Sotomayor issued the stay just hours before the requirement was to go into effect on | Read More »
ObamaCare’s Very, Very, Very Bad Year in Review
The year began with grandiose promises that if you like your health insurance plan you can keep it. We were told that, while we would be subject to a penalty if we didn’t buy insurance, employers would be forced to provide it for their employees or face penalties themselves. We were assured that by October 1st those without insurance would be able to purchase insurance, at a much lower cost than ever before, on a state-of-the-art website – a health care hub of the future. There were set deadlines for each step of the process to bring transparency and allow for health insurance companies, businesses, and individuals alike to have confidence in the system – to have a plan and prepare for this wonderful new healthcare solution for all of humanity.
Then reality set it.
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Sixteen thousand Iowans won’t have health care because of @BruceBraley. #obamacare
Why is that? Nearly 16,000 Iowans who tried to apply for coverage via the glitch-plagued federal health insurance website are being told to apply separately through the state Department of Human Services. The Friday afternoon announcement stems from a kink in healthcare.gov, which is a key part of President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. The issue affects Iowans who entered their information into healthcare.gov and | Read More »
Power means privilege
When the first big stories of ObamaCare “doc shock” began to circulate, and it dawned on Americans that they might not be able to keep their doctors under Barack Obama’s health care scheme – contrary to another of his absolutely unambiguous, often-repeated promises – Zeke Emanuel was sent out to conduct spin control. He might not have been the best choice for the job, because | Read More »
Obama base turns against ObamaCare
A new CNN poll finds support for the ever unpopular ObamaCare has dropped to another all-time low. According to CNN, nearly all of the increased opposition is coming from women. This confirms the important trend we reported a month ago: “Opposition to Obamacare rose six points among women, from 54% in November to 60% now, while opinion of the new law remained virtually unchanged among men,” CNN Polling Director Keating Holland | Read More »
@BarackObama extending #obamacare deadline more or less indefinitely at this point.
Eventually, they’re just going to announce that everybody’s deemed to have been in compliance with Obamacare’s individual mandate tax. It’s the logical progression to this nonsense, really. The Obama administration said Tuesday that it would provide more time for people to sign up for health insurance if they could show that they missed the Tuesday deadline for applications because of problems with the federal health | Read More »
Maryland’s clown-show gubernatorial Democratic primary heats up. #Obamacare
This is going to be a gloriously ugly primary campaign… Washington has been locked for months in a series of partisan battles over the law known as Obamacare, as well as battles within the GOP over how best to oppose the ACA. But it’s the state just to the north that has served up the country’s first Democrat-on-Democrat brawl over the inept implementation of the | Read More »
Looking Ahead to 2014
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss how the stagnant economy, Obamacare and the culture wars may impact 2014.
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