Michael Booth’s #Obamacare conflict of interest at the Denver Post/Colorado Health Foundation.
Ach, the tangled skeins of modern journalism/politics/NGOs. Let me walk you through the timeline. First, it just recently came out that Senator Mark Udall’s office tried to strong-arm Colorado’s Division of Insurance back in November into retracting the perfectly-accurate statement that Obamacare caused about 250,000 people to get insurance cancellation notices. Oddly enough, on 01/09/2014 the Denver Post came up with an article written by | Read More »
Obamacare’s War Against Religious Liberty
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Adele Keim to discuss Little Sisters of the Poor v. Sebelius, Obamacare’s controversial contraceptive mandate and the fight for religious liberty.
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Sen. Mark Udall (D, Colorado) tried to strong-arm CO Division of Insurance into ‘revising’ #obamacare cancellation numbers.
Executive summary: Back in the beginning of November the Colorado DoI reported that 249,199 Coloradans had received notices indicating that their insurance policies had been canceled. This apparently caused Udall’s office to flat-out freak; they started going after DoI officials to, ah, ‘revise’ those numbers. The DoI was understandably reluctant (read: “refused”) to do so, given that 249,199 Coloradans had in fact received those notices, | Read More »
The Ironic Rebirth of Freedom
Something odd has happened in the past several years. Free market healthcare is experiencing comeback not seen in years. And that’s kind of thanks to Obamacare ironically. Contrary to popular belief, the US healthcare system isn’t laizze faire and hasn’t been for decades. Prior to the 60s it was free market operated primarily. But the introduction of Medicare, Medicaid and the insurance bureaucracy changed everything. | Read More »
Imperial President – a “Dictator”
One week ago today, I received a handwritten letter from my primary care physician stating that due to the Obamacare law she could no long administer to many of her patients including myself. She apologized in the letter saying she was desperately hoping she could find a legal way to retain her patients. In all likelihood she and her husband (who is a physician also) | Read More »
Democrats and their Pathetic Unemployment Decoy
It’s understandable why Democrats would feel embarrassed about unemployment. Employers are cutting jobs, reducing hours, and lowering wages as a direct result of the Obamacare mandates and taxes. Instead of putting out the fire that they set, Democrats have decided to distract our attention by offering band aids for the economic burns in the form of unprecedented long-term unemployment benefits. Typically, the Unemployment Insurance program | Read More »
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D, New Hampshire) trying to find a poll-tested excuse for #obamacare.
This… does not sound like Senator Jeanne Shaheen is unconcerned about her re-election prospects in New Hampshire. Maureen Mooney told the Granite Status the Affordable Care Act was “by far the dominant issue” in what she said was a 19-minute the survey. Mooney said she was asked to assess on a scale of zero to 100 not only Shaheen, but also Brown, Rubens, Sen. Kelly | Read More »
Puncturing our health care illusions
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) has been trying to play along with ObamaCare. Alas, his son drew the “Go Directly to Medicaid Jail” card, inexplicably diverted into that mournful welfare program by the supposedly exceptional Kentucky exchange system. Granted, “exceptional” status is a pretty low bar to clear when it comes to ObamaCare exchanges, but Kentucky was supposed to have one of the better ones… and | Read More »
Hillary Clinton Will Run on Repealing Obamacare
With all the talk abuzz about an inevitable Hillary Clinton candidacy, I wager that her platform might quite likely include repealing Obamacare. Hillary is certain to declare late in the spring so that she can positively impact the midterm elections to benefit the Democrats. What would Hillary gain from a repeal-Obamacare platform? Here’s three things: First, a “repeal-Obamacare” position would effectively neuter the Republican narratives | Read More »
There Are Simply Not Enough Moderates To Take On The Tea Party
So, as most of you know, I lean towards the Tea Party. They’re the best thing to happen to the GOP – and American politics – since the Goldwater insurgency in ’64, but I digress. As the shutdown drama subsided last Fall, many on the left – as usual – were relishing in the demise of the Tea Party. Then, Obamacare had a meltdown. Now, | Read More »
Tags: 2014 election
, Barack Obama
, Constitutional Law
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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