From The New York Times, By JOHN HARWOOD, April 29, 2013 -
“Young adults on parents’ plan pay more,” said the organization, the YG Network, citing a new employee benefits study. The e-mail’s subject line read “So Much for Popularity.”
from conservative.org, by Greg Scandlen Issue 217– 12/12/12 –
I said well before the law was enacted that it was so poorly conceived and so poorly written that it could never be implemented. That is even more evident today.
Will a Sooner State suit strike down the law’s key provision?
National Review Online, By Jillian Kay Melchior, 12/05/12 -
The first legal challenges to Obamacare rested on constitutional principles, but a new effort out of Oklahoma goes after the cogs that make the law function. State attorney general Scott Pruitt is trying to block the Internal Revenue Service from imposing fees on employers and individuals who don’t comply with the law’s mandates. In doing so, he may create a way for other states to fight back against the federal government’s top-down management of health care. If the suit succeeds, the law will not be invalidated, but if enough states choose to opt out, the resulting lack of funds could make Obamacare’s financial structure untenable.“This is a very important case,” Pruitt tells National Review Online. “This is a challenge to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and it matters.”
From The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, By Brian Faler (Bloomberg News) December 2, 2012 -
There’s a catch: Coverage for the 28-year-old Texan and many other Americans without insurance will come at a potentially unaffordable cost.
Hildebrandt, who relies on hospital charity, will face more than $1,000 in annual premiums, by one estimate, and probably more in out-of-pocket expenses, even with new federal subsidies. She and her husband have a combined income of $25,000.
by Steven Ertelt | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com | 10/9/12 6:59 PM – John Kennedy, the president and CEO of Autocam and Autocam Medical, says he has two choices because of the HHS mandate: violate his conscience or shut down.
Kennedy filed suit yesterday against Kathleen Sebelius and other federal officials challenging the employer mandate that is a central part of the health care legislation passed by the Obama administration. Kennedy is joined in the suit by family members who own a controlling interest in both corporations.
From RedState.com, by Erick Erickson (Diary), Thursday, July 5th at 4:46AM EDT - On this Independence Day, it is time to focus on improving the crop of Republican congressmen by examining some of the remaining Republican primaries.
Want the GOP to stand up to Barack Obama?
Tired of the GOP cutting deals?
Want to make sure the GOP doesn’t back out of full and complete repeal of Obamacare if they sweep in November?
Then you absolutely must support these candidates still in Republican primaries.
From RedState, by Erick Erickson (Diary), July 3rd at 4:46AM EDT – Mitch McConnell is in the headlines again for saying the odds are against those wanting repeal of Obamacare. “[I]t’s a lot harder to undo something than it is to stop it in the first place,” he said in part.
For once, let’s give McConnell the benefit of the doubt and suggest he is talking about the present Congress, not the next Congress, though in actual context he seems to mean both. Let’s be charitable.
The truth is, I don’t expect Republicans in Congress to be fully committed to repeal next year even if they have Mitt Romney in the White House, a Republican Senate, and hold the House.
We’ve played this game before. And yes, we are being played.
From RedState.com, by Erick Erickson, June 28, 2012 - House and Senate Republican leaders, collectively the Stupid Party, are yet again set to expand government, government spending, and engage in Keynesian economic policies they’ve criticized Barack Obama for.
Somewhat wisely, they are releasing all this as the Supreme Court releases its Obamacare decision so no one will pay attention. Ironically, as we wait to see if the Supreme Court gives Congress plenary power through the Commerce Clause, Congressional Republicans are feeding the Leviathan on their own.
“I can make a firm pledge. Under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes,”
President Obama, September 12, 2008
Beginning January 1, 2013, ObamaCare imposes a 3.8% Medicare tax on unearned income of “high-income” taxpayers which could apply to proceeds from the sale of single family homes, townhouses, co-ops, condominiums, and even rental income, depending on your individual circumstances and any capital gains tax exclusions. Importantly, the “high income” thresholds are not indexed for inflation so will reach increasing numbers of middle-class taxpayers over time.
This piece is not new, but it is well worth your time to read – Lenny Leatherman
As millions of my fellow Americans, I am outraged, devastated and extremely angry by the democrat’s unbelievable arrogance and disdain for We The People. Despite our screaming “no” from the rooftops, they forced Obamacare down our throats. Please forgive me for using the following crude saying, but it is very appropriate to describe what has happened. “Don’t urinate on me and tell me it’s raining.” Democrats say their mission is to give all Americans health care. The democrats are lying. Signing Obamacare into law against our will and the Constitution is tyranny and step one of their hideous goal of having as many Americans as possible dependent on government, thus controlling our lives and fulfilling Obama’s promise to fundamentally transform America.