Archive for the ‘health care’ Category

Union Supporters of Health Care Reform Pay the Price

President Obama and the liberals’ efforts to take over our health care system were supported heavily by the labor unions. Groups like AFL-CIO and SEIU were the counter-protesters to the grassroots tea party efforts to stop this massive expansion of health care. Now that the liberals finally forced through their...

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Obamacare’s Fate May Ride on State-level Elections

Conservative federal candidates across the nation are running on a platform of “repeal and replace” when it comes to the health care law enacted this spring.  But voters in many states will also have a chance to elect state-level officials who may have a significant impact on the future of Obamacare....

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Repeal of Obamacare is GOP’s Top Target After Election

Republicans are making clear that repealing and replacing President Obama’s unpopular health care reform bill will be among their top priorities after the November election. Minority Leader John Boehner, who would likely become Speaker of the House if the GOP takes control, said that “I am committed to doing everything...

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Sebelius Waives Obamacare Rules for McDonalds, Teachers' Union

McDonalds attracted a great deal of attention a few days back, when the company informed the Department of Health and Human Services that without a waiver from the requirements of the recently-passed health care bill, the chain would be forced to drop insurance coverage for its employees. After national media...

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McDonald’s May Drop Employee Health Insurance Because of Obamacare

Fast food giant McDonald’s may have to drop health insurance for nearly 30,000 employees if the government does not drop a requirement of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  The impact on “mini-med” plans, such as those that McDonald’s has been offering to its employees, is the latest in a...

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The 'Madison Avenue' Approach to Health Care Reform

John Goodman points out that liberals who support the recently-enacted health care bill continue to refuse to respond to criticism seriously. Instead, they treat the unpopularity of the law as nothing more than a public relations problem. They say it needs to be explained better, or that it has been...

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Obamacare Kills Insurance Coverage for Children

Backers of the president’s health care law loudly observed the 6 month anniversary of it signing last week. They cheered the phase-in of some of the law’s mandated benefits. (In some cases, they claimed that these were the first provisions of Obamacare to take effect – ignoring the fact that...

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ObamaCare Means Insurance Rate Hikes

What can Americans expect when heath insurers submit proposed 2011 rates in late October and November? ObamaCare will mean rate hikes—and some heath insurers will ask for rate hikes of more than 20 percent. In Connecticut the insurance giant Aetna asked for an average 24.7 percent increase for small-group HMO...

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Businesses Struggle With Rising Health Care Costs

The Kaiser Family Foundation and the Health Research and Education Trust released a report on Thursday showing that workers are now paying a larger portion of their health insurance costs. The report details the responses of more than 3,000 randomly selected companies from across the country. According to the report...

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Sen. Wyden (D) Seeks to Exempt Oregon from Health Care Mandate

Here’s an idea: instead of exempting millions of residents of one state from one requirement of Obamacare, why not just repeal the whole thing? That way all Americans will be exempt from all of it. One of the most innovative voices in the health care debate, Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.),...

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