Over the past few years, Republicans have emphatically declared that they are unable to block a bad law, Obamacare, from going into effect as long as Obama is in the White House. Yet, amazingly, some of them think they can pass new meritorious legislation that would be politically advantageous to Republicans. That’s why we hear the endless talk of tax reform and fixes to the | Read More »
Follow me on this one. Yes, I fully supported them in their bid to defund or delay Obamacare. I truly believe that it is the most destructive force to ever be unleashed upon the American workforce and the economy as a whole. But look at it this way. Contrary to what Obama and HHS want to admit, they knew that the webpage was going to | Read More »
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli to discuss his race for Governor, what a Democrat controlled Virginia might look like and the need for an Obamacare delay.
They say history repeats itself. Maybe events do but not always the outcome. Case in point. Congress passed a Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act in 1988 but quickly realized it wouldn’t work. Seniors rose up in indignation and disgust over the costs and Congress retreated in response to The People. It Sounds remarkably similar to the high risk pool in O’care called the CLASS Act that was promptly | Read More »
They’re starting to crack under the strain, guys. Allegation: A top Senate Democrat said that a leading House Republican told President Obama that they could not ‘even stand to look at you’ during negotiations over the government shutdown. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said in a Facebook post that the alleged confrontation happened during a meeting between Republicans and the president. Denial: Spokesmen for both Speaker | Read More »
I’ve always believed a key insight to public thinking about health-care reform is that they don’t want to think of it like any other free-market product, including the examples we might hold up as competitive success stories. People don’t go bargain-hunting for health care with quite the same gusto that they’ll bring to the quest for a new car, or even a new pair of shoes. The | Read More »
Like every other major federal intervention into the private economy, Obamacare was foisted upon us under the guise of solving a crisis. In this case, they proposed a complete government takeover of healthcare for all Americans – all for the supposed goal of covering those who are uninsured. Never mind that even after Obamacare is implemented and destroys the market for those who are already | Read More »
The latest episode of the “Consider This!” podcast is out. Conservative commentary in 10 minutes or less. I had a nice conversation with a Twitter follower on the flipping and flopping may Democrats have done on the whole debt limit issue. They were very much against raising it until one of their guys is sitting in the White House. What a difference an administration makes! I was | Read More »
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Obamacare’s Impact: New Website Tracks and Publishes Health Insurance Premium Increases From People Across the Country Cypress, CA October 23, 2013 A new website addresses the increasingly prevalent issue of premium increases due to The Affordable Care Act. SkyrocketingPremiums.Com utilizes actual cases sent in from those impacted by Obamacare. Site visitors are encouraged to submit their personal premium increase stories, in addition | Read More »
First the website crashed on day 1. Then, for the few people who could enroll, much of their information was mangled and incorrectly communicated to insurance companies. The ObamaCare rollout has been a complete failure.
So we are introducing a website that does work: ICantEnroll.com.
Gee, this doesn’t sound ominous for Obamacare boosters. No, not at all: “The White House is meeting with CEOs of health plans on Wednesday, according to two insurance industry sources.” I got a reaction to this from a (non-insurance company) CEO who, for reasons which will become abundantly clear as soon as you read it, prefers to stay anonymous. You can guess whose code name | Read More »
Rep. Alan Grayson, an unabashedly progressive politician from Florida, just can help himself in advertising his incorrigibility. Apparently, anyone who is a member of the Tea Party is also affiliated with the Ku Klux Klan. Is this an abject lie? Yes. Then again, Grayson called a woman a “K Street Whore,” and said Republicans want Americans to “die quickly.” So, should we be surprised that | Read More »
So, if the story’s from the Washington Post, then why am I picking Talking Points Memo as the go-to link for this story? Federal health officials went ahead with the Oct. 1 launch of Obamacare’s online health insurance marketplace despite a failed test days before, the Washington Post reported Monday. Government officials and contractors ran a test to see whether the web portal could handle | Read More »
The utter disaster that is the ObamaCare website has been on full display. President Obama himself even says it’s unacceptable. But we are all going to have to accept it for now apparently. President Obama said that while the “glitches” in the website are worked out people could still call the 1-800 number.