Tag Archive: Healthcare reform in the United States

Hoist By Their Own Petard

Let’s remember, for just a moment, how Obamacare was passed. It was cobbled together by a team of industry insiders to cater to all the special interests. It was then sent to Congress, where it would be honed and passed. But when Scott Brown won the election in Massachusetts, they suddenly did not have a filibuster-proof majority. So they rushed it through on a budget reconciliation. As a result, the bill contains a lot of … Read more

Day After Thoughts on Hobby Lobby

So I’ve had a few days to digest the Hobby Lobby decision and wanted to put up some further thoughts.

First, a lot of Leftists are claiming that this decision “proves” that we need single payer to make all these issues go away. Of course, the Left saw yesterday’s World Cup game as proof we need single payer. But the argument from the Hobby Lobby case is so poor that even Ezra Klein sees right … Read more

Obamacare update

The other day Black Jesus and the sycophants that follow him around looking for any chance to suckle his cock were all atwitter and telling us how the ACA had enrolled 7.1 million people – a number I think is fake as hell – doing their victory dance, and avoiding giving any details that would leave any reasonable person to conclude that this was all an attempt to put about a ton of lipstick on … Read more

Lie of the Year: Your Healthcare

Politifact has chosen Barack Obama’s “if you like your healthcare plan, you can keep it” as the Lie of the Year. Prepare for the Left Wing to suddenly turn on Politifact (as they did a couple of years ago when PF picked “Republicans will end Medicare” as their lie). Prepare also for all kinds of explanations as to why Obama’s promise was actually really correct, if you make assumptions X, Y and Z, even … Read more

We Should Hope This Works

As the insurance exchange debacle drags on into its fourth week, the Democrats and the Obama Administration continue to dodge questions, obfuscate and try to find ways to blame Republicans. Yesterday’s hearing featured Democrat Frank Pallone calling the hearing a “monkey court” because Republicans have the temerity to wonder what the hell is going on with an overhaul of one-fifth of our economy. The Democrats’ media dog-washers are trying to silence liberal critics of the … Read more

The Foreseen Disaster

The Obamacare website is failure, the exchanges aren’t working and the President held a press conference yesterday that amounted to, “it was on fire when I got here”. Oh, well, I’m sure this disaster was a complete surpri … oh:

Days before the launch of President Obama’s online health ­insurance marketplace, government officials and contractors tested a key part of the Web site to see whether it could handle tens of thousands of consumers

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As predicted, lots of pain to follow…

The ACA, the acronym stands for Affordable Care Act, is a government Leviathan passed to destroy the American healthcare system and pave the way for the single payers system the progressives that hate private insurers – because of their insane feeling that evil private entities that want to make profits are somehow worse than unaccountable government bureaucrats with delusions of grandeur – pine for, will be anything but affordable. And all the people that … Read more

If you had any doubt about the end goal..

Harry Reid, as bold as can be and without any reservation or shame, admits Obamacare’s real purpose is to facilitate the lefts dream of a government controlled single-payer healthcare system. From the horse’s mouth:

In just about seven weeks, people will be able to start buying Obamacare-approved insurance plans through the new health care exchanges. But already, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is predicting those plans, and the whole system of distributing them, will

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New York, New York

The Left is jumping up and down over a report that insurance rates will fall by 50% or more in New York thanks to Obamacare. So is this a huge triumph?

Um, not really. Sarah Kliff throws a little bit of cold water on that:

A headline about the health care law driving down premiums, by this level of magnitude, is a rarity. But it shouldn’t be shocking: New York has, for two decades now,

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When You’ve Lost the Unions…

Maybe this will persuade some of the few holdouts that Obamacare is in deep trouble:

The leaders of three major U.S. unions, including the highly influential Teamsters, have sent a scathing open letter to Democratic leaders in Congress, warning that unless changes are made, President Obama’s health care reform plan will “destroy the foundation of the 40 hour work week that is the backbone of the American middle class.”

If that’s not bad enough, the

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