The ATM Ate Healthcare.gov
I don’t need to belabor this point, but I think it is a point worth making. Last year, Barack Obama blamed ATM’s for unemployment. In fact, Barack Obama is pretty sure that the rise of technology has caused unemployment, not his policies. If he believes that, you’d think he’d hire a bunch of unemployed people to answer phones all day and process Obamacare manually instead | Read More »
The single woman society
The Virginia governor’s race was yet another example of the massive voting gap in a huge demographic: single people, particularly single women. According to exit polls, Republican Ken Cuccinelli won handily on the “hard” issues facing Virginia voters, and won most other demographic slices, but Democrat Terry McAuliffe won big with single people, crushing Cuccinelli by nearly fifty points among single women. A similar dynamic could be | Read More »
The Mounting Troubles for Vermont’s Obamacare Exchange
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by John McClaughry to discuss the Vermont Obamacare exchange, why the Governor pulled the “safety valve,” and what is next for the state’s troubled exchange.
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After Sticking U.S. With A Sick Health Care Law, Did Unions Just Get A Sweetheart Deal On ObamaCare?
Do you remember all of the fuss that union bosses were making a couple of months ago about ObamaCare destroying the ‘health and well being of their members?
Well, as it turns out, Barack Obama may have covered his union buddies’ backs after all.
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Let the #obamacare internal purges begin!
Contra @BrianFaughnan, only one so far: The [exquisitely painful Senate] hearing [for HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius] came on the same day that the Obama administration announced that the chief information officer at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, whose office supervised the creation of the troubled federal website, was retiring. The official, Tony Trenkle, will step down on Nov. 15 “to take a position | Read More »
The Half-Century Failed Progressive War to Perpetuate Poverty
Year after year, leftists run for office promising to solve the very problems they helped create with central planning and distorting the private economy. They self-righteously ingratiate themselves to an array of constituencies promising policies that will redistribute wealth and create a utopia for all. Well, 50 years into the so-called war on poverty, and after flushing roughly $20 trillion in inflation-adjusted spending on mean-tested | Read More »
The illusion of choice
Authoritarians who still have to face unruly voters at the ballot box find it very important to project the illusion of choice. This is why statist programs like ObamaCare are always tarted up with capitalist language. You were supposed to be happily “shopping” for the “best deal” on those electronic exchanges that don’t work. Liberals love to portray government spending, and even taxation, as a form of “investment.” The | Read More »
Virginia, Vote TODAY for Cuccinelli, Jackson, and Obenshain. It’s important.
Today Virginia votes. Republicans, and in particular conservatives, come to this election after a difficult year to endure. The Governor depressed us, the Lieutenant Governor depressed us, the transportation deal depressed us, and of course DC establishment Republicans like Eric Cantor depressed us.
But today we face a clear, easy choice: Ken Cuccinelli or Terry McAuliffe. Easy call. We must make sure to vote today for Ken Cuccinelli for Governor, E. W. Jackson for Lieutenant Governor, and Mark Obenshain for Attorney General. It’s important. Please vote.
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, Barack Obama
, E. W. Jackson
, Ken Cuccinelli
, Mark Obenshain
, planned parenthood
, Terry McAuliffe
He Didn’t Lie, It’s Just That The Words He Used In The Order He Used Them Didn’t Tell A Truth Per Se
This weekend, in an article titled “Insurance Policies Not Worth Keeping,” the New York Times gave Obama cover for his “you can keep your insurance” claim, saying that he merely “misspoke,” and that besides, the cancelled policies were no good but people were just too dumb to see it, and thankfully Obama knows better than you and also isn’t he dreamy. From the Times: Congressional | Read More »
Democratic Senators *may* be starting to signal that healthcare.gov is doomed. #obamacare
I could not believe that Dianne Feinstein had said this, in response to Bob Schaffer’s pointing out that the President kept telling us that if we liked our plans, we could keep our plans: Well, as I understand it, you can keep it up to the time — and I hope this is correct, but this is what I’ve been told — up to the | Read More »
Obamacare Destroying Lives, Killing Businesses
Last week, we asked for your personal Obamacare horror stories, as more and more middle class families are forced to surrender their dignity and grovel before government for their health insurance. Here is the latest from Charles in Alabama. You can email me your story at email@example.com. I am a 53 year old self-employed real estate agent. My wife and I own a small real | Read More »
Why So Shocked? You Were NEVER Meant To Keep Your Health Insurance Under #ObamaCare
It takes some time to fundamentally transform America and, while they may be wrong about a lot of things almost everything, in this instance, Democrats are right about one thing: The term transition is absolutely the correct term when discussing the debacle known as ObamaCare. You see, while they will never openly admit it (excepting, perhaps, in the darkest recesses of some corner inside the | Read More »
Ken Cuccinelli helpfully reminds Virginia that Barack Obama & Terry McAuliffe are allies. #obamacare.
This is, of course, a parody of Barack Obama’s actual remarks about Terry McAuliffe. You can tell because surely Barack Obama would not be stupid enough to praise Obamacare – and McAuliffe’s intention to actually drag the state further into its clutches – two days before the Virginia gubernatorial election. There are limits to idiocy. There have to be. Anyway, a taste:
Your personal information is not secure on healthcare.gov. #obamacare
This… is not an issue of too many people making the site crash. Heritage: Justin Hadley logged on to HealthCare.gov to evaluate his insurance options after his health plan was canceled. What he discovered was an apparent security flaw that disclosed eligibility letters addressed to individuals from another state. [snip] After multiple attempts to access the problem-plagued website, Hadley finally made it past the registration | Read More »
On #ObamaCare, Obama Had A Choice: Honesty Or Deception [He Chose The Latter].
This past week, a lot of people realized that President Obama
lied to misled
the American people on his “you can keep your insurance” pledge.
In fact, up to 93 million Americans may lose their employer-sponsored health plans on top of the million of others who are losing their individually-bought plans. The fact that the Obama Administration knew this in 2010 makes it even more damning.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Obama aides actually debated whether to be honest with Americans or to deceive them. The Obama Administration chose deception.
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