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Sarah Palin Uses Dr. Suess to Knock Obama

Sarah Palin knocked President Obama and his healthcare plan during her appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Saturday. She channeled the children’s author, taking a heft dose of literary liberty with his famous rhyming words. “I do not …

IRS in Hot Water Over New Treasury Inspector Report

The IRS is facing new scrutiny over taxes that should have been paid for out-of-town travel made by its agents. These accusations have arisen from a Treasury Inspector General report, and have caused new fury amongst those who feel that …

Obamacare Lagging: Not Enough Young People Sign-Up

It has been four months since the Obama administration’s controversial health care reform law was officially rolled out and the number of enrollments among young people shows a steady increase. More popularly known as “Obamacare”, this provision of the law …

HealthCare.gov – More Problems Ahead?
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With the shaky start-up of the new Affordable Care Act website, HealthCare.gov and many other problems this site has encountered since its inception, the Obama administration decided a different website developer/contractor was needed to get the site running properly. The …

Health Insurance: Reimbursement to Cause Bailout?
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Health insurance is taking a mighty turn for the worse after this ill-fated attempt at “affordable care” by the Obama administration. Things are looking very bleak indeed after Thursday’s Moody’s rating downgrade of the outlook for inurance industry from “stable” …

Percentage of Uninsured Americans is Dropping

Much debate has surrounded the Affordable Care Act (AKA “Obamacare”) since the legislation’s health insurance markets went live late last year. Since that time some encouraging numbers have shown that the program is working, at least a little. In December …

Medicare Funding Decreases, Hurts UnitedHealth

The UnitedHealth Group (UNH) spoke out this Thursday about its fourth-quarter profits, which was the first quarter under ObamaCare. UNH says that they still saw a slightly better than expected fourth quarter, due to an “overall lower medical spending trend” …

Obamacare Enrollment Hit 2.2 Million in December

Despite the difficult and broken start the Healthcare.gov website got off to in October, the Affordable Care Act (AKA “Obamacare“) is now quickly becoming effective, providing millions of Americans with access to health insurance. The U.S. Department of Health and …

Uninsured Americans Still Having Negative Experiences With Healthcare Website

If it hadn’t been for the government shutdown that coincided with the launch of the Healthcare.gov website, the site’s messy rollout would have been the largest political story of 2013. Americans flooded the site in its first weeks of availability …

Obamacare Reaches One Million Signups
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It is almost the end of 2013, and I am sure that most of us are sick and tired of hearing about the Affordable Care Act (commonly known as “Obamacare”) with all of the woes that the registration website HealthCare.gov …

Tonsillectomy Surgery Leads to Brain Dead Diagnosis
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What started as a typical tonsillectomy for thirteen-year-old Jahi McMath ended in a mother’s worst nightmare. Due to complications, McMath bled during the surgery and suffered cardiac arrest. On December 12, 2013, the teenager was declared brain-dead. Two physicians (a …

White House Extends Health Care Enrollment Deadline by One Day
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Today was the deadline specified by the Affordable Care Act – infamously known as Obamacare – for Americans to enroll in the healthcare marketplaces in order to have insurance coverage by January 1, 2014. But in a move that doesn’t …

“Obamacare Heroin” Seized in Massachusetts
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The next time someone asks if you like Obamacare, you might want to make sure they’re referring to the Affordable Care Act and not drugs. State police in Massachusetts seized 1,250 bags of heroin during a traffic stop on Friday, …

Obamacare Heroin: Someone’s Idea Of A Joke?
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If you’re in the drug-trafficking business, usually there comes a time when you decide it’s not enough to call what you’re selling by its common name. In this case, heroin. The usual suspects (“Big H”, “smack”, etc.) aren’t working for …

Lie of the Year Goes to Obama and Healthcare
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After winning a Pulitzer Prize due to its coverage of the 2008 political election, the website Politifact.com found international credibility and started stepping up its game. The organization became so credible, in fact, that it now decides who the biggest …

Obamacare Disapproval Drops as Website Improves
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House Republicans’ government shutdown in October did no favors for a congress that hit new lows in approval this year. However, the botched rollout of the Healthcare.gov website also shifted Americans’ opinions against the very law that Republicans were protesting …

Healthcare.gov Sign-Up Improves; Deadline Draws Near
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The Obamacare sign-up has improved, but is it too little, too late? Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told Congress Wednesday that “very positive trends” are being witnessed now that HealthCare.gov is working more or less as it should. However, there are …

“Romneycare” Worked in Massachusetts, Shows Study
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With the Healthcare.gov site now improving, the U.S. focus on the botched rollout of the website is now shifting to what the effects of the Affordable Care Act (colloquially known as “Obamacare“) might be in the future. Supporters of the …

Over One Quarter of U.S. Uninsured Don’t Plan on Purchasing Health Insurance
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With the Healthcare.gov website slowly crawling toward full functionality, uninsured Americans are now faced with a choice. The Affordable Care Act (ACA, colloquially known as Obamacare) mandates that all Americans purchase health insurance while providing subsidized plans for those who …

Healthcare.gov, Getting Healthier in December

“We do know that things are not perfect with the site. We will continue to make improvements and upgrades.” Julie Bataille, Director of CMS’ Office of Communications, is one of many working to make the government’s online health exchange successful. …

Obamacare’s Medicare Part D Disparities
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According to new information from U.S. News and World Report, the Affordable Care Act Medicare Part D is feasible, but extremely “wasteful.” This information comes after months of problems with Obamacare, including the failures of the ACA website. On Tuesday, …