Insurance Company Bailing on Obamacare Exchanges

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 […]

STDs Are on the Rise

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 […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

Colorado Reaches for the Goal of Obamacare

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 […]

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 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 […]

More Evidence We Don’t Want Government Giving Dietary Guidelines

For years the government’s dietary guidelines scared us away from whole milk—and made us unhealthier! Since the Washington Post is a mainstream media outlet, I am surprised it is willing to admit how unscientific the government’s advice has been: “For decades, the government steered millions away from whole milk. Was that wrong?” U.S. dietary guidelines have long recommended that people steer clear of whole milk, and for decades, Americans have obeyed. Whole milk sales shrunk. It was Read more […]

Lenore Skenazy Shows Public School Will Damage Children for the Sake of Policy

A girl was allowed to suffer a coughing fit that led to vomit because public school policy required inhaler to have her name on it. Lenore Skenazy regularly writes at Reason.com and has covered several amazing stories about how officials attack parents for violating rules about child-rearing that they make up. She also covered this wonderful story about a judge who showed some common sense in the area of child endangerment charges. On her Free Range Kids blog, she recently pointed out this Read more […]

Democrat Wants People in the Country Illegally to Get Obamacare

Representative Luis Gutiérrez has introduced a bill to make illegal immigrants eligible for Obamacare. The hypocrisy involved in all this is staggering. According to the Daily Signal, “House Democrats Propose Illegal Immigrants Gain Access to Obamacare.” The pope’s reminder of the Golden Rule during his visit to Congress inspired a House Democrat to introduce legislation to expand the Affordable Care Act. Last week Rep. Luis Gutiérrez, D-Ill., introduced new legislation called the Read more […]

The FDA Will Tell You What Mayonnaise Is, for the Egg Lobby

The FDA is about to hammer a company for selling egg-free mayo because they are making mayonnaise without eggs in it. Control freaks. I don’t like it but there are vegans in the world. And there are others who, sadly, don’t think eggs (or too many of them) are healthy. Furthermore, there are people with real egg allergies who should not eat eggs. And there are many such people who like mayonnaise. So there is a company called Hampton Creek that caters to these customers, selling them Read more […]