IRS chief: Blame rotten customer service and data hacks on Obamacare – Washington Examiner

Both cybersecurity and customer service at the Internal Revenue Service have suffered because of Obamacare, the agency’s head said in remarks to Congress on Thursday. “Congress, as I noted in my testimony, has underfunded … the Affordable Care Act,” IRS Commissioner John Koskinen told a panel of the House Appropriations Committee. “That does not remove […]

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Secrecy Shrouds Obamacare Co-Op Investigation – The Daily Caller

New York regulators refuse to publicly release key documents that explain the failure of the nation’s largest Obamacare health insurance co-op. New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) reportedly launched an official investigation in September 2015 of Health Republic of New York for “substantial under-reporting” of its finances. Health Republic is one of 13 Obamacare […]

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OBAMA’S VETO JUST POSTPONES THE INEVITABLE – The American Spectator

Sooner or later Obamacare will end up in the graveyard of misbegotten laws. Friday, the President vetoed H.R.3762, which would have repealed Obamacare’s worst provisions. This was not a surprise. Nor was it, as the law’s apologists claim, an indication that the fight is over. As House Speaker Paul Ryan put it, “The idea that […]

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GOP Sells America Down the River – RushLimbaugh.com

BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The country was just sold down the river again by your very Republican Party. I have a headline here from the Washington Times:  “White House Declares Total Victory Over GOP in Budget Battle.” That headline’s a misnomer.  There was never a battle.  None of this was opposed.  The Republican Party didn’t stand […]

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Vermont Regulator Who Killed Obamacare Co-Op Has No Regrets – The Daily Caller

Vermont’s top financial regulator has no regrets about being the nation’s only state insurance commissioner to refuse to license an Obamacare co-operative. Susan L. Donegan was commissioner for Vermont’s Division of Insurance in 2013 when she refused to issue a license to the proposed Vermont Health CO-OP, saying it failed to meet state standards. Her action […]

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ObamaCare Cancer Patients Losing Hospital Coverage – The Daily Caller

Hundreds of cancer patients who belong to a failed ObamaCare health insurance co-op could soon have no coverage for their continued hospital treatment, the New York Post reports. Health Republic Insurance of New York, which has lost $130 million dollars in 18 months, was the only ObamaCare exchange insurer contracted with the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer […]

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Obamacare Premiums To Soar 3 Times Faster Than Feds Claim – The Daily Caller

Obamacare premium costs will soar 20.3 percent on average in 2016 instead of the 7.5 percent increase claimed by federal officials, according to an analysis by The Daily Caller News Foundation. The discrepancy is because the government excluded price data for three of the four Obamacare health insurance plans when the officials issued their recent forecast claiming enrollees […]

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GOP seizes on collapse of Obamacare co-ops – Politico

In Kentucky governor’s race, the president’s health plan takes center stage. The sudden collapse of nonprofit health plans supported by tens of millions of dollars in Obamacare loans is igniting a new political wildfire over the health law — and it’s playing out in a tight gubernatorial race in Kentucky. The recent demise of Kentucky […]

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Feds Hide Secret List Of 11 Staggering Obamacare Insurers – The Daily Caller

Federal officials have a secret list of 11 Obamacare health insurance co-ops they fear are on the verge of failure, but they refuse to disclose them to the public or to Congress, a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation has learned. Just in the last three weeks, five of the original 24 Obamacare co-ops announced plans […]

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CO-OP FLOP: The Biggest Obamacare Disaster You’ve Never Heard About – The Daily Caller

It’s an Obamacare story with every imaginable outrage — blatant conflicts of interest, millions of tax dollars going to political cronies, thousands of Americans left without health insurance, lavish pay for incompetent executives, federal funds diverted illegally, multiple congressional investigations, insider trading convictions and big decisions made behind closed doors. Tragically, there is even a […]

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Obamacare enrollees must double to make budget projections work – Washington Times

President Obama will need to more than double the number of Americans enrolled in Obamacare exchange plans to reach 21 million next year, the target set in budget projections, in what is shaping up as the next major test for the health care law. As of June, the Department of Health and Human Services counted […]

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Are Obamacare’s 22 Health Insurance Co-ops Near Financial Collapse? – The Daily Caller

Ominous signs are proliferating among 22 Obamacare health insurance co-ops of imminent financial collapses that could leave more than a million Americans without coverage, according to a Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group analysis. All but one of the federally funded co-ops are experiencing accelerating net losses. President Obama’s signature health care reform program established […]

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Insurers seek double-digit Obamacare hikes – Politico

Health insurers are asking federal and state regulators to sign off on double-digit rate hikes for hundreds of Obamacare plans next year, increases that are being driven by skyrocketing drug costs and better data on how healthy or sick their customers are. On Monday, the Obama administration posted proposed premium hikes from a wide range […]

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Hawaii’s $205 Million Obamacare Exchange Implodes – Americans for Tax Reform

Despite over $205 million in federal taxpayer funding, Hawaii’s Obamacare exchange website will soon shut down.  Since its implementation, the exchange has somehow failed to become financially viable because of lower than expected Obamacare enrollment figures. With the state legislature rejecting a $28 million bailout, the website will now be unable to operate past this […]

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IRS deadline extended for ObamaCare customers sent the wrong tax form | TheHill

ObamaCare customers who received the wrong tax form from the federal government this spring will not face penalties if they miss the April 15 deadline, officials announced Friday. Anyone who have not yet been sent corrected tax forms and are “unable to file an accurate tax return” now have until Oct. 15 to file — […]

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Did Anthony Kennedy Just Show His Hand On The Obamacare Subsidies Case? | The Daily Caller

Justice Anthony Kennedy’s comments in a run-of-the-mill budget meeting Monday may have signaled how he intends to vote in this year’s biggest Obamacare lawsuit over the legality of federal premium subsidies. In a Monday budget request before the House Appropriations Committee, Justice Anthony Kennedy, typically the swing vote on the Court, made comments that could […]

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Justices sharply divided over health care law subsidies – My Way News

By Mark Sherman WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court was sharply divided Wednesday in the latest challenge to President Barack Obama’s health overhaul, this time over the tax subsidies that make insurance affordable for millions of Americans. The justices aggressively questioned lawyers on both sides of what Justice Elena Kagan called “this never-ending saga,” the […]

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A plan to repeal ObamaCare – root and branch | Human Events

Now that Republicans have taken over in Congress, you’re expecting great things, but I wouldn’t hold my breath. You should expect to be disappointed. Many will have you believe that a full repeal of ObamaCare is not possible, but, in fact, it is. Unfortunately, it may not happen. All it would take to set the table […]

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Governors: No clear plan if health care subsidies fall – AP News

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of people could lose health insurance subsidies in the coming months if the Supreme Court sides with opponents of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. And one thing was clear this weekend as the nation’s governors gathered in Washington: Many of the states that could be affected are not prepared for […]

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Conservative Review – Romano: If Senate Dems want a reprieve from Obamacare, they should repeal it

The deadline for signing up for Obamacare has passed, and now 3 to 6 million uninsured will have to pay penalties under the law’s individual mandate, Administration officials say. Each will have to pay the greater of either $325 or 2 percent of income. That could mean as much as $2 billion of fines doled out […]

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Universal Healthcare: Who Really Pays? – American Thinker

Proponents of “universal healthcare” often assert that healthcare is a right. If so, then healthcare is a rather different kind of right than those of Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. We get those unalienable rights from our Creator, or from Nature. But healthcare is a complex array of products and services that must […]

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Obamacare program costs $50,000 for every American who gets health insurance | Daily Mail Online

Stunning figure comes from Congressional Budget Office report that revised cost estimates for the next 10 years Government will spend $1.993 TRILLION over a decade and take in $643 BILLION in new taxes, penalties and fees related to Obamacare The $1.35 trillion net cost will result in ‘between 24 million and 27 million’ fewer Americans […]

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Sen. Mike Lee: Repeal Obamacare With 51-Vote Senate Majority | CNS News

(CNSNews.com) — Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) said “yes,” he would use reconciliation to repeal the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, the signature legislation of President Barack Obama. At the Capitol on Tuesday, CNSNews.com asked the senator, “Given that the Senate enacted Obamacare in a reconciliation measure that only required 51 votes, would you […]

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Obama has worst State of the Union record since Ford, study shows – Washington Times

Judging by his recent history, it doesn’t really matter what President Obama says in Tuesday’s State of the Union address — Congress is going to ignore him anyway. Mr. Obama has the second-worst record of getting his State of the Union policy requests enacted into law of any president in the last five decades, according […]

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As Medicaid Rolls Swell, Cuts in Payments to Doctors Threaten Access to Care – NYTimes.com

WASHINGTON — Just as millions of people are gaining insurance through Medicaid, the program is poised to make deep cuts in payments to many doctors, prompting some physicians and consumer advocates to warn that the reductions could make it more difficult for Medicaid patients to obtain care. The Affordable Care Act provided a big increase […]

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ObamaCare woes: Struggling Iowa health insurer taken over by state | Fox News

A taxpayer-backed Iowa health insurer created under ObamaCare has been taken over by the state amid deep financial problems, sending policyholders in the Midwest scrambling for new coverage and raising questions about the status of similar outfits across the country. The Iowa Insurance Division announced Wednesday that Insurance Commissioner Nick Gerhart was taking over CoOpportunity […]

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As Vermont Goes . . . | National Review Online

The one state that not only embraced Obamacare but insisted on going beyond it to a full single-payer system was Vermont, the haven of hippies and expatriate New Yorkers, which has become one of the most liberal states in the nation. In 2011, it adopted a form of neighboring Canada’s government-financed health care and promised […]

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Gruber: ‘I Was Not the Architect’ of Obamacare | CNS News

(CNSNews.com) – “I did not draft (Mass.) Governor (Mitt) Romney’s health care plan, and I was not the ‘architect’ of President Obama’s health care plan,” MIT Economics Professor Jonathan Gruber told the House Oversight Committee on Tuesday. Gruber, in his prepared statement, said he “ran microsimulation models” on the health care law to help elected […]

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Getting beyond Obamacare | National Review Online

Obamacare took a beating in the elections, but it is pretty safe from legislative attack over the next two years. Republicans should spend those years making it less safe during the next presidency. Many, many Republicans who oppose Obamacare won their elections. And they ran on that opposition: No issue featured in more Republican ads. […]

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Is He Out of His Narcissistic Mind? | The American Spectator

There is nothing like watching politicians utter the naked truth. So rare it defies belief. Like Cidinha Campos, the blunt Brazilian Congresswoman from Rio de Janeiro, who points the finger at the bad political apples with justified and refreshing outrage. The late Ohio Congressman Jim Traficant had nothing on her. It is worth watching Brazil’s […]

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Schumer Says Obamacare Hurt Dems: ‘85% of All Americans Were Fine With Their Health Care’ | CNS News

(CNSNews.com) – Speaking at the National Press Club on Tuesday, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said focusing on health care reform in 2009 was a mistake that hurt Democrats because most Americans were happy with their coverage but were unhappy with the economy. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) spoke on Nov. 25, 2014 at the National Press […]

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A Moral Primer | National Review Online

The last but long gasp of the Obama administration is characterized not so much by deceit and incompetence as by growing chaos. Everything appears to be coming apart. The chariot of state now veers up and down with a terrified Phaethon clueless at the reins. Whether it is ISIS, Ebola, Putin, or Obamacare, the common […]

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Conservatives not satisfied with Mitch McConnell on Obamacare – Burgess Everett and Anna Palmer – POLITICO.com

Four days before Election Day, conservatives are attacking Mitch McConnell, potentially the next Senate majority leader and in a tight race himself, as insufficiently committed to repealing Obamacare. At issue are McConnell’s remarks to Neil Cavuto of Fox News on Tuesday, when McConnell said that a standalone repeal of the health care law would take […]

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A Referendum on Competence | National Review Online

Is this election really about nothing? Democrats might like to think so, but it’s not. First, like all U.S. elections, it’s about the economy. The effect of the weakest recovery in two generations is reflected in President Obama’s 13-point underwater ratings for his handling of the economy. Moreover, here is a president who proclaims the […]

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Over 200,000 Doctors Avoiding Obamacare Plans | The Daily Caller

The number of physicians nationwide that are declining to accept health plans from Obamacare exchanges is growing, according to a study from the American Action Forum. As of May 2014, over 214,000 doctors wouldn’t participate in Obamacare plans, and that number may be growing, according to AAF, a free-market think tank in Washington. While some Obamacare […]

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American Thinker: President Doofus

Doofus is an unusual but appropriate appellation for President Barack Hussein Obama. What Is A Doofus? “Doofus” is slang referring to a boob, for which the thesaurus lists the following synonyms — idiot, nitwit, dunce, fathead, fool, goof, goon, imbecile, jerk. Some might argue that these synonyms may be inapplicable. Perhaps, but a diminishing percentage would argue […]

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Liberals: Fine, Obamacare is Forcing People Off of Their Plans, and That’s Great News – Guy Benson

President Obama and some of his most ardent media acolytes are insistent. No matter what you may have heard, Obamacare ‘is working’ in the ‘real world.’ That’s the new mantra. Learn it, love it, etc. The Lean Forward network, unsurprisingly, has served as the vanguard of this propaganda push. Their working theory seems to be that if you […]

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Obama To Questioner On Rising Health Costs: You’re Doing It Wrong | The Daily Caller

When a company manager asked President Obama about his company’s rising health care costs on Friday, Obama’s first response was to blame the company. Speaking at Millennium Steel Services in Princeton, Indiana, the president said that if the company’s health insurance costs were still rising, the management simply isn’t “shopping” correctly. “We are seeing almost […]

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Illegals on Obamacare? Feds set to bounce 115,000 from program who can’t prove citizenship – Washington Times

The Obama administration has dragged its feet on revoking Obamacare coverage for people who can’t prove U.S. citizenship or legal residency, allowing some of the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the U.S. to continue enjoying taxpayer-funded benefits, a Republican senator charged Monday. “The Obama administration is bending over backwards to give Obamacare to illegal […]

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CBO: Cost of Obamacare Subsidy Will Increase 8-Fold in 10 Years | CNS News

(CNSNews.com) – The cost of the Obamacare subsidy that the U.S. Treasury will pay on behalf of people who earn under 400 percent of the federal poverty level and who buy a government-approved health-care plan on a government-run health-insurance exchange will increase by approximately 8-fold in its first ten years of operation, according to the […]

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Who’s paying the new Obamacare tax? You

When Congress passed the Affordable Care Act, it required health insurers, hospitals, device makers and pharmaceutical companies to share in the cost because they would get a windfall of new, paying customers. But with an $8 billion tax on insurers due Sept. 30 — the first time the new tax is being collected — the […]

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Feds: Cost of Healthcare.gov Estimated $1.7 Billion | The Weekly Standard

The federal government issued sixty contracts from 2009 to 2014 in efforts to build Healthcare.gov, the federal insurance marketplace. According to a report issued today by the inspector general (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the government had already paid out just under half a billion dollars by February 2014, five months after the […]

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Doctors Begin To Refuse Obamacare Patients | The Daily Caller

Obamacare plans have shrunk payments to physicians so much that some doctors say they won’t be able to afford to accept Obamacare coverage, NPR reports. Many of the eight million sign-ups in Obamacare exchanges nationwide already face more limited choices for physicians and hospitals than those in the private insurance market. But with low physician reimbursement […]

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Obamacare’s Biggest Legal Threat | National Review Online

The legal positions of President Obama’s Justice Department have been slapped down unanimously a remarkable 13 times in the Supreme Court in the last two years. Over and over, even Obama’s own two appointees to the court — Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan — have held that the president has exceeded his authority and violated […]

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Decision Day at the Supreme Court For Hobby Lobby and Obamacare Contraception Mandate – Katie Pavlich

In its final rulings of the year Monday, the Supreme Court is set to release its decision about whether private businesses like Hobby Lobby have the right to exercise freedom of religion as a company by rejecting the contraception mandate in Obamacare. This will be the biggest decision made by the Supreme Court surrounding Obamacare […]

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Obamacare’s Exchanges Fall Well Short of Enrollment Target

In April, President Obama told the nation that “marketplace” or “exchange” enrollment, at 8 million customers as of March 31, had exceeded expectations and costs were lower than expected. Many in the news media accepted the selectively released statistics, despite the Obama administration’s record of sometimes providing inaccurate or incomplete information on HealthCare.gov. Even today, the […]

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Obamacare subsidies push cost of health law above projections – Los Angeles Times

The large subsidies for health insurance that helped fuel the successful drive to sign up some 8 million Americans for coverage under the Affordable Care Act may push the cost of the law considerably above current projections, a new federal report indicates. Nearly 9 in 10 Americans who bought health coverage on the federal government’s […]

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American Thinker: ObamaCare numbers no longer being released

It’s a deafening silence as far as ObamaCare enrollment numbers are concerned. Erika Johnsen points out at Hot Air: During the initial open enrollment period, the Obama administration released monthly enrollment reports that — even if they were exasperatingly incomplete and/or doctored in what data they chose to reveal — gave us at least some […]

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The full scale of the ObamaCare launch disaster is revealed | Human Events

Remember back in the old days, when we had an inquisitive media filled with “reporters” who would do whatever it took to get the real facts of a story, especially if they thought powerful officials might be lying to the American people?  We’ll probably get such an environment back, if a Republican becomes President in […]

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Notice Not Obamacare | National Review Online

Whenever somebody says that an argument is settled, you can be sure that it is not. If it were settled, there would be no need to say so. No president will hold a press conference to announce that the argument over the prohibition of alcohol is settled, precisely because it truly is settled. So when […]

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