Another Year of Obamacare “Sticker Shock”

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 healthcare.gov, 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 […]

Obamacare is NOT Affordable

This one hits a little too close to home.  You see, beginning on January 1, 2016, the healthcare premium for my family on our healthexchange.gov policy will increase by $89 per month.  That is $1,068 per year.  I was feeling pretty mad about this increase when I received the letter revealing the news to me last week.  Then I read this article at zerohedge.com, and I felt like I had fared pretty well compared to the example shared there about Mr. Tetrault.  He received news that his premium would Read more […]

Woes of the Affordable Care Act Continue

Rate increases.  Penalty hikes.  Adjustment to the enrollment period.  More bureaucratic red tape.  That’s what’s coming from the affordable care act in 2016.  Foxnews.com reports: HealthCare.gov and state-run insurance markets are entering their third year, offering taxpayer-subsidized private coverage. That’s helped cut the share of Americans who are uninsured to about 9 percent, a historical low. Still, the many moving parts of the Affordable Care Act, also known as ObamaCare, don’t always Read more […]

Obamacare Misses the Mark

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, healthcare.gov.  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 […]

Republicans and Unions Fight Obamacare Tax

The tax on “Cadillac” plans is being opposed by both Republicans and unions. According to the Washington Times, “Obamacare ‘Cadillac tax’ to hit 1 in 4 employers that offer health care benefits.” Obamacare’s “Cadillac tax” will hit one in four employers that offer health care benefits, a leading industry analyst says in a report being released Tuesday, socking companies with a massive levy that Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill say is unfair to those who have negotiated Read more […]

Obamacare Stimulates the Regulation of Personal Trainers

Personal trainers have been doing just fine but government money is going to change the industry, punishing many businesses. The Washington Post reports, “In the nation’s capital, a new business to regulate: D.C.’s personal trainers.” After decades of unregulated existence in all 50 states, the booming field of personal trainers is braced for a wave of scrutiny that is expected to transform the industry and could make or break some of the biggest fitness companies in the country. The Read more […]

Bitter Irony: Washington Instructs Us How to Promote Obamacare during Fourth of July

We’re supposed to promote Obamacare to our friends and family while celebrating freedom and independence. Right. The Hill reports, “White House: Have you talked to your family about ObamaCare lately?” The Obama administration wants you to bring a side of healthcare politics to your family picnic this weekend. After ObamaCare’s big win at the Supreme Court last week, federal health officials are serving up some tips about talking to family members who may be less-than-enthused that ObamaCare Read more […]

Let SCOTUS Enroll in Obamacare!

The Supreme Court, which has now twice saddled us with the unconstitutional law, should be made to enroll in Obamacare. This is one of the best ideas I have seen in awhile. The Hill reports, “House bill would force the Supreme Court to enroll in ObamaCare.” A House Republican on Thursday proposed forcing the Supreme Court justices and their staff to enroll in ObamaCare. Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas) said that his SCOTUScare Act would make all nine justices and their employees join the national Read more […]

Justice Antonin Scalia Speaks Truth to Power on Obamacare Tyranny

Justice Antonin Scalia dissented powerfully from the atrocious Obamacare ruling. As you know, yesterday we reached the exciting climax of Supreme Court Theater: The Sequel. It should surprise none of us that it ended in the same place at which the first drama ended. Part of my anger is that I allowed media hysteria to tempt me into hoping that the Supreme Court would do the right thing. Another part of my anger is the knowledge that many Republicans in Congress are thrilled with this ruling. The Read more […]

If the Supreme Court Obamacare Decision Goes Right, What Should Republicans Do?

The Supreme Court Obamacare decision could end Federal subsidies for healthcare.gov. What then? I’ve already noted that Democrats are getting ready to furiously blame Republicans if the Supreme Court rules that Federal subsidies for people who buy their insurance through healthcare.gov are not authorized in the Affordable Care Act. The reason they might make such a ruling is because Federal subsidies for people who buy their insurance through healthcare.gov are not authorized in the Affordable Read more […]