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Big Pharma Plans to Bankrupt States

Medicare Cuts The Associated Press reports, "New $710-a-day drug hailed as a lifesaver but shows how treatments can strain Medicaid budgets." A newly approved drug is being hailed as a major advance in treatment of cystic fibrosis, a life-threatening genetic disease that clogs the lungs with mucus and forces patients to struggle to breathe. But it comes with a punishing price tag — about $710 per patient per day. The treatment takes a bite out of Medicaid programs that are already facing big budget problems, Read more [...] Continue reading →

Obamacare Is a Socialist Fantasy

obamacare symbol The big news about UnitedHealthcare bailing on Obamacare may make people forget about the failed Obamacare cooperatives and, more importantly, why they failed. Despite the widespread belief that expert planning was involved in the Affordable Care Act, it is pretty obvious that these co-ops were thrown together as the embodiment of a bunch of Liberal/Progressive cliches. They were doomed to fail. According to A government program being poorly run is nothing new, of course. But the Read more [...] Continue reading →

Obamacare Falling Apart? Yes, Please!

obamacare crash burn blimp The government spin doctors would have us believe that Obamacare is the most successful federal program ever.  Just the other day, I saw an ad on a city bus that said people enrolled in are saving as much as 75% on their healthcare costs.   Since my family's health insurance premium nearly doubled when we were forced to switch to Obamacare and is about to go up nearly $100 per month beginning in January, I threw up a little in my mouth when I saw this dreadful lie strewn across the Read more [...] Continue reading →

Coming Soon to the U.S.: Punitive Tax on Meat

meat As you know, from news of cities regulating soda sizes to complaints about school lunches, there are people in power who are determined to save us from our eating and drinking habits. Now, news from the UK shows us what will soon be happening in our country. Breitbart London reports, An influential think-tank with close ties to government has co-authored a report advocating so called meat tax as a means to lower meat consumption worldwide. Tackling climate change and improving public health Read more [...] Continue reading →

Insurance Company Bailing on Obamacare Exchanges

ObamacareAmbulance While, at one time, insurance companies were supporting Obamacare as a path to profits, the crony venture doesn't seem to work anymore. The Hill reports, "Major insurer may leave ObamaCare." One of the country’s largest health insurers warned Thursday that it may leave the ObamaCare exchanges within two years, delivering a shock announcement that could ripple through the marketplace. At a shareholder meeting Thursday, UnitedHealthcare cast doubt on its ability to carry plans on the healthcare Read more [...] Continue reading →

STDs Are on the Rise

stds With social media companies that encourage sex with strangers actively trying to silence warnings about STDs, no wonder they are increasing. According to NBC News: "CDC Sees 'Alarming' Increase in Sexually Transmitted Diseases." Common sexually transmitted diseases such as syphilis and gonorrhea have exploded in recent years, in part because of reduced funding for public health clinics, federal officials reported Tuesday. And more than 1.4 million cases of chlamydia were reported last year — Read more [...] Continue reading →

Another Year of Obamacare "Sticker Shock"

burning money Mark Horne wrote back in May that news reports of "sticker shock" should sound familiar. Why so familiar? Well, one of my headlines from December 24, 2013, mentions Obamacare sticker shock. That was referring to the deductibles. I also linked a late October post of mine that pointed to an NBC News story saying that Obamacare sticker shock was hitting those shopping for the new insurance. The next day Bob Allen posted about Obamacare sticker shock and included this video: [See also, “‘How Read more [...] Continue reading →

Michelle Obama's Lunch Program Leads to $1 Million in Wasted Food in Two School Districts

School Lunch Imagine how much waste is going on in the entire nation's public schools! EAG News reports, "Michelle O’s lunch rules cost AR school district $1 million in wasted food." Two Arkansas school districts estimate students throw away more than $1 million in food annually, mostly because of federal school food regulations championed by first lady Michelle Obama. The problem is among a host of issues tied to the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act and the National School Lunch Program that are plaguing Read more [...] Continue reading →

Colorado Reaches for the Goal of Obamacare

obamacare-approved The goal of Obamacare is reached by making healthcare less affordable. Economic ignorance, political superstition, and engineered desperation have reached a predictable endgame in Colorado. The Denver Post reports, "Colorado to vote on single-payer state health-care system." Colorado voters will decide next year whether this state should be the first to pay for comprehensive health care for residents. Proponents of a single-payer state system gathered enough signatures to put ColoradoCare on Read more [...] Continue reading →

Obama’s Healthy Communities, the Anti-thesis of America

we heart obamacare Barack Obama made the following statement regarding the White House’s “Healthy Communities Challenge,” where 20 cities with low numbers of insured Americans compete against one another to see which community can sign the most people up for health insurance. “I’ll come visit the city that enrolls the highest percentage of folks who aren’t covered right now. That’s a promise…After all, this country’s at its best when we look out for each other.” “This is reality,” Read more [...] Continue reading →

Failed Obamacare Co-Ops Add to the Cost of the "Affordable Care Act"

obama approval dropping in ohio At the risk of sounding like a broken record, there's more to be upset about in regard to Obamacare. After the Affordable Care Act was passed and the government started  setting up, there were some areas where there weren't many insurers, so Congress set up healthcare co-ops to insert some competition into those areas to make sure there were affordable options.  So we see that from the beginning, the idea of a government healthcare plan was bad for the economy.  It was so bad Read more [...] Continue reading →

Obamacare Misses the Mark

Obamacare The headlines at the end of 2013 were full of words like, failed, not ready, glitches, crash, in reference to the roll-out of the Affordable Care Act website,  There were also lots of criticisms of Obama's failure to live up to his promises from when he first presented his healthcare plan.  He said that you would be able to keep your doctors; he said you would be able to keep your health plan if you liked it; and he said that most people would save money on their healthcare premiums Read more [...] Continue reading →