Reports: More Obamacare Cancellations, Premium Hikes On the Way – Guy Benson

The Obamacare “winning streak” continues apace. Kaiser Health News reports on the increasing likelihood of more and more large employers dumping employees into Obamacare’s exchanges. An untold number of employees will discover that they can’t keep their plan, especially if they’re a high-risk, high-cost employee. The Obama administration estimated that as many as 93 million […]

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WH Press Briefing: No Questions Asked About Benghazi, IRS Scandals – Daniel Doherty

At the White House daily press briefing today, Press Secretary Jay Carney did not deliver a statement but instead went straight to fielding questions from the media. He spent the bulk of his time addressing the deteriorating situation in Ukraine, the kidnapping of some 200 girls by the terrorist cell Boko Haram in Nigeria, and […]

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Obamacare’s Doom | George Will | National Review Online

If the president wants to witness a refutation of his assertion that the survival of the Affordable Care Act is assured, come Thursday he should stroll the 13 blocks from his office to the nation’s second-most important court, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. There he can hear an argument involving yet another constitutional provision […]

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GE to investors: Obamacare to blame for losses | The Daily Caller

  General Electric is telling its investors that Obamacare is to blame for recent losses in the company’s health care division, The Daily Caller has learned. “Hospitals and clinics appear to be delaying purchases and responses to the ACA [Affordable Care Act],” stated GE senior vice president and CFO Jeffrey S. Bornstein in the company’s […]

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GAO report details ObamaCare shakedown | Human Events

There are many ways in which the Obama Administration benefits from a sycophantic media.  One of the biggest is the way media memory banks are flushed and rebooted every couple of months, preventing Americans (especially the fabled Low Information Voters, who pay only cursory attention to the news) from developing any sense of historical memory […]

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Calif. tax preparers paid bounty for every Obamacare sign-up | The Daily Caller

Tax-preparing companies are getting paid by an Obamacare exchange to enroll people in Obamacare plans, The Daily Caller has learned. At least 79 tax service providers, including offices of major companies like Liberty Tax Service and Jackson Hewitt Tax Service, are listed as certified Obamacare enrollment entities in the state of California, according to state […]

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Maryland Obamacare exchange wasted $90M on abandoned tech | The Daily Caller

Maryland has given up on its Obamacare website, but not before spending $90 million of taxpayer funding on technology, according to a cost breakdown released Friday. Of the $90 million, exchange board Chairman Joshua Sharfstein said that the marketplace spent $55 million on the website itself, The Washington Post reports. Officials opted in late March, […]

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Meet Sylvia Burwell, The Titanic’s New Captain | The American Spectator

The replacement of Kathleen Sebelius by Sylvia Mathews Burwell as the Secretary of Health and Human Services has been portrayed by the legacy “news” media as a new lease on life for Obamacare. The party line is that Sebelius was mortally wounded by GOP exploitation of a single uncharacteristic mistake — the botched rollout of […]

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Sebelius ejected, Obama announces replacement | The Daily Caller

Kathleen Sebelius has been pushed out of her job as head of the Department of Health and Human Services, just a short time after President Barack Obama declared Obamacare operational in an April 1 Rose Garden appearance. The long-planned departure is not a surprise, and President Barack Obama already has her replacement lined up. She’s […]

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Latest ObamaCare surprise: Most won’t be able to buy health insurance until end of year | Fox News

There is yet another ObamaCare surprise waiting for consumers: from now until the next open enrollment at the end of this year, most people will simply not be able to buy any health insurance at all, even outside the exchanges. “It’s all closed down. You cannot buy a policy that is a qualified policy for […]

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U.S. sees sharpest health insurance premium increases | The Daily Caller

Americans have recently been hit with some of the largest premium increases in years, according to a Morgan Stanley survey of insurance brokers. The investment bank’s April survey of 148 brokers found that this quarter, the average premium increase for customers renewing an insurance plan is 12 percent in the small group market and 11 […]

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Inmates getting coverage under ObamaCare, as states shift cost to feds | Fox News

WASHINGTON –  The Obama administration often touts that people with pre-existing conditions and countless others can now get covered under ObamaCare. But there’s another group that’s starting to benefit from the law — prison inmates. Cash-strapped state and local prisons increasingly are using the Affordable Care Act to pay for their inmates’ medical costs, taking […]

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Gibbs: We’ll Probably End Up Just Dumping Obamacare’s Employer Mandate – Guy Benson

As you read this, keep in mind that Robert Gibbs isn’t some marginal figure. He is as close to Barack Obama’s inner circle as anyone in America, and served as the administration’s official mouthpiece for years. So when he starts talking about significant changes to Obamacare, people should sit up and listen. These remarks could […]

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15-20 Percent Aren’t Paying Obamacare Premiums, Insurer Says – NationalJournal.com

One of the biggest players in Obamacare’s exchanges says 15 to 20 percent of its new customers aren’t paying their first premium—which means they’re not actually covered. The latest data come from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, whose members—known collectively as “Blues” plans—are participating in the exchanges in almost every state. Roughly 80 to […]

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The three faces of ObamaCare | Human Events

Byron York writes at the Washington Examiner of ObamaCare’s three faces, citing figures from the L.A. Times: The Times says the numbers break down like this: 4.5 million previously uninsured people are now on Medicaid; 3 million previously uninsured young people are now covered because of a provision that allows them to stay on their parents’ policies until age […]

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The ACA: Still Falling Short | National Review Online

The Obamacare open-enrollment season (supposedly) closed yesterday, so it is good time to step back and assess where things stand with the law and its first-year implementation. Interestingly, Obamacare remains something of a Rorschach test for journalists and health-policy analysts. Looking at the same set of facts, two observers can reach very different conclusions. For […]

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Obamacare site in meltdown on Obamacare enrollment day | The Daily Caller

HealthCare.gov is in the midst of another tech meltdown on the day Obamacare enrollment is scheduled to end. The entire site was offline for hours early Monday morning due to a software bug discovered just before the deadline. HealthCare.gov was shut down from 3:20 a.m. until around 7:45 a.m. to repair the problem. The Wall […]

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Obamacare Enrollment Numbers? ‘They Are Lying to Us,’ Rep. Blackburn Says | CNS News

(CNSNews.com) – The Obama administration now says more than 6 million people have signed up for Obamacare, but critical information is missing, Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) told Fox News on Friday. “I think that they are lying to us about who has paid, who has not paid, who is getting subsidies…They don’t want to give […]

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Reid: I “Never Said a Word” About Those Obamacare Horror Stories Being Lies – Daniel Doherty

Yes, he did. As Guy wrote last month, Reid argued that every single person who ever claimed Obamacare had negatively impacted them — or their families — were liars and frauds. He blamed many of their “tales” on false advertisements advanced by — surprise! — the “Koch brothers,” conservative billionaires who were trying to “buy […]

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HHS Grants Extra Time for Last-Minute Obamacare Subscribers to Enroll | CNS News

WASHINGTON (AP) — People who’ve started applying for health insurance but aren’t able to finish before the March 31 enrollment deadline will get extra time, the Obama administration announced Tuesday. “We are experiencing a surge in demand and are making sure that we will be ready to help consumers who may be in line by […]

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ObamaCare: the mistake America could not afford | Human Events

Journalistic icon Bob Woodward has been in hot water with the Obama Administration and its more enthusiastic apologists for a while now.  He’s not going to get any more popular with that crowd after his appearance on “Fox News Sunday” last weekend, in which he related a conversation with a doctor he described as a […]

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Boxer: Obamacare ‘Is a Huge Success’ | CNS News

(CNSNews.com) – “Never in my lifetime have I seen a law that is helping so many people be so vilified,” Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) told a conference call on Friday. She talked about the millions of people in her state who are benefiting from the law that Republicans have tried to repeal 54 times. “This […]

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Young Invincibles Obamacare raffle for math-deficient | The Daily Caller

An advocacy group that claims to represent the interests of Americans aged 18 to 34 is raffling off a cash prize of $1,200 in an effort to spur people in the ostensibly youthful age cohort to sign up for government-mandated health insurance before the March 31 enrollment deadline. The advocacy group is Young Invincibles, a […]

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Obama’s Midterm Misconception | National Review Online

As the prognosticators have adjusted their horoscopes and hesitantly determined that the Republicans may well have a fruitful November, President Obama has sought refuge in a fantasy. “In midterms,” Obama complained to donors last night, “we get clobbered, either because we don’t think it’s important or because we get so discouraged about what’s happening in […]

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AMA: Obamacare sticks doctors with unpaid bills | The Daily Caller

The American Medical Association is protesting an Obamacare provision it argues will leave doctors with the bill for up to two months of unpaid care. The provision requires insurers to allow patients with federally-subsidized health insurance plans a 90-day grace period to pay their premiums before canceling the coverage. Insurers are on the hook for […]

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Obamacare leaves Las Vegas man owing $407,000 in doctor bills | Las Vegas Review-Journal

The hospital bills are hitting Larry Basich’s mailbox. That would be OK if Basich had health insurance. But he doesn’t. Thing is, he should be covered. Basich, 62, bought a plan through the state’s Nevada Health Link insurance exchange in the fall. He’s been paying monthly premiums since November. Yet the Las Vegan is stranded […]

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White House Recruits Celebrities’ Moms for Obamacare Push – Heather Ginsberg

Looks like the White House will really do anything to try and hype the failing Obamacare law! After President Obama recently admitted that many in fact, will not be able to keep their doctors, a new push has come out of Hollywood to plug the health care law. And no, it’s not another appearance on […]

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Obama admits you might not keep your doctor, but maybe you can keep your life-saving treatments | Human Events

The ongoing collapse of ObamaCare hits another new low, as President Obama finally admits, in a WebMD interview, that he was lying when he promised everyone would be able to keep their doctors.  But good news, folks: there’s a chance you might just be able to keep any “life-saving treatment” you happened to be in […]

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Obamacare Enrollment Down 18% in Feb; HHS: ‘We Don’t Think We Had a Decline’ | CNS News

(CNSNews.com) – In a conference call with reporters on Tuesday afternoon, Health and Human Services officials said February was a “short month,” and that may explain why more people enrolled in Obamacare in January than signed up in February. But don’t call the 943,000 February sign-ups a decline from January’s 1.146 million! The 203,000 fewer […]

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Jolly wins election that tested Obamacare’s appeal | The Daily Caller

Republican David Jolly is the new congressman for Florida’s 13th District. On Tuesday, he beat out Democrat Alex Sink 48.5 percent to 46.7 percent to take the seat that has been empty since Republican Rep. Bill Young passed away last year. Jolly’s victory bodes well for Republicans heading into the 2014 midterm elections in November […]

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Cruz: Obamacare Could Be Gone in 2015 — or 2017 | CNS News

(CNSNews.com) – Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) says the Democrats’ Affordable Care Act could be repealed next year — or in 2017. In an interview taped for ABC’s “This Week,” Cruz was asked about his recent comment that he would repeal “every single word of Obamacare.” “We can acknowledge that that’s not going to happen while […]

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Latest Obamacare delay announced | The Daily Caller

The Obama administration confirmed Wednesday that it is delaying by two years Obamacare’s new rules setting minimum coverage requirements on health plans offered by insurers. The delay will allow Americans to keep their health plans that do not meet the new requirements until after the 2014 midterm elections. More health plan cancellations would have occured […]

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Dem Senator: ‘We All Knew’ Obama Was Lying

On Sunday, appearing on ABC’s This Week with fill-in host Martha Raddatz, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) admitted that Democrats knew full well that Americans would be booted from their health insurance plans as an effect of Obamacare implementation. When asked whether Democrats were misled by President Obama about whether Americans would be able to keep their […]

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Obamacare subsidies for people who don’t have Obamacare | The Daily Caller

The Obama administration announced Thursday that states with faulty Obamacare enrollment websites will be able to “retroactively” give taxpayer subsidies to people who signed up for private insurance plans off the Obamacare exchanges. The administration’s executive decision to make Obamacare tax credits, which count as subsidies, available to non-Obamacare customers was slammed Friday by House Energy […]

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There is no ‘fix’ for ObamaCare | Human Events

The big new Democrat brainstorm for surviving the 2014 elections is to run on a platform of “fixing” ObamaCare.  They’re hoping this rhetoric can be made to sound more constructive, and therefore more appealing to voters, than Republican calls for repeal.  The velvet glove of “fix” rhetoric will fit neatly around the iron fist of […]

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American Thinker: Where Is the Red Line of Impeachment?

In the business world, a diligent board of directors would have long ago fired CEO Obama. Sometimes it takes only a year of less than expected earnings to result in the termination of a corporate CEO.  A couple of underperforming years and a few reasons more, and a CEO would have his bags packed and stowed […]

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Half of Obamacare ‘Enrollees’ Have Yet to Pay – Breitbart.com

Half of the people who have signed up for Obamacare in 17 states have not activated their health insurance plans by making their first premium payment, a trend that threatens to further embarrass and frustrate President Barack Obama and the highly unpopular Obamacare program. Health insurance plans purchased through Obamacare only kick in once a customer […]

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American Thinker: Businesses must swear to the IRS that Obamacare had nothing to do with firings

The most coercive law in American history just got more coercive. In delaying the employer mandate – again – the White House made it clear that businesses thinking of downsizing their company to avoid Obamacare mandates better think again. Fox News: Is the latest delay of ObamaCare regulations politically motivated? Consider what administration officials announcing […]

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Obama’s New Delay of Employer Mandate Violates Plain Language of Law | CNS News

(CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama’s Treasury Department issued a new  regulation today that for the second time directly violates the plain and unambiguous text of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act by allowing some businesses to avoid the law’s Dec. 31, 2013 deadline to provide health insurance coverage to their employees. Initially, on July […]

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Analysis: Obamacare Will Reduce Compensation By Over a Trillion Dollars | The Weekly Standard

New analysis by the minority-side of the Senate Budget Committee finds that Obamacare will reduce compensation by more than $1 trillion between 2017-2024. Analysts in that office have produced this chart to show the lost compensation by year: As the chart shows, the lost compensation increases every year from an estimated $108 billion in 2017 […]

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American Thinker: Obama may illegally further delay Obamacare provision

Desperate over the impact of Obamacare on voters, the Obama administration is leaking a plan to extend suspension of the requirement for insurance companies to drop “substandard” individual plans until safely after the 2016 elections. The president already unilaterally imposed a one year delay, but now is apparently considering a further delay to postpone the […]

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CBO Director: Obamacare ‘Creates a Disincentive for People to Work’ | CNS News

(CNSNews.com) – The subsidies that help low-income people buy expensive health insurance are a ‘disincentive for people to work,” Douglas Elmendorf, director of the Congressional Budget Office, told Congress on Wednesday. “What the Affordable Care Act does, is to provide subsidies focused on lower- and lower-middle-income people to buy health insurance. And in order to […]

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Obamacare and jobs: CBO adds fuel to fire – David Nather and Jason Millman – POLITICO.com

The Republicans just got a big gift from the Congressional Budget Office: It’s going to be a lot easier for them to call Obamacare a “job killer.” That’s because the budget office’s new economic report, released Tuesday, says the health care law will cause Americans to work fewer hours — enough to be the equivalent […]

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Super Bowl 2014 — Fox’s Obama-O’Reilly Interview

Things turned tense quickly today between President Obama and Bill O’Reilly in their Super Bowl pregame interview. “OK, Bill, you’ve got a long list of my mistakes,” Obama said to The O’Reilly Factor host near the start of their 10-minute live interview on Fox. That remark — in response to a question from O’Reilly whether it […]

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Cruz: ‘The Terrain Has Changed and I Believe We Will Repeal Obamacare’ | CNS News

(CNSNews.com) – Calling Obamacare a “Rube Goldberg-like contraption” that has caused more people to lose their health insurance than those who are enrolled in the exchanges, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) revised his previous assessment that once the government subsidies kicked in, it would be “ impossible to repeal Obamacare” because Americans would become “addicted to the […]

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State of the Union 2014: Obama calls for ‘year of action’ – Jennifer Epstein – POLITICO.com

President Barack Obama outlined plans Tuesday to make 2014 his year of action — using his executive authorities wherever possible while encouraging Congress to go even further. Obama took on a more pragmatic tone than in previous State of the Union addresses, acknowledging that getting his agenda past House Republicans was unlikely and therefore he […]

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Aetna CEO: Obamacare Fails to Attract the Uninsured; May Pull Out of the Exchange

Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini says Obamacare has failed in one of its primary goals — attracting the uninsured — and has managed mostly to simply move people who already had private coverage to public coverage where the government subsidizes their medical costs. In an interview with CNBC, Bertolini said it is possible the insurance giant, […]

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Target dumps part-time employees into ObamaCare | Human Events

It’s not surprising that discount retailer Target is canceling health coverage for its part-time employees and dumping them into the hellish ObamaCare exchanges.  It makes all the sense in the world for every employer in their position to do the same thing.  The Affordable Care Act was designed to encourage it.  And kudos to Target […]

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Hacker Reveals How He Cracked ObamaCare Website In Less Than Four Minutes | Independent Journal Review

The hacking expert who testified before Congress last week about the security failures of HealthCare.gov, explained Sunday how he was able to penetrate the site. In less than four minutes. “There’s a technique called ‘passive reconnaissance,’” hacker David Kennedy explained to “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace, “which allows us to query and look at how […]

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Rules for equal coverage by employers remain elusive

The Obama administration is delaying enforcement of another provision of the new health care law, one that prohibits employers from providing better health benefits to top executives than to other employees. Tax officials said they would not enforce the provision this year because they had yet to issue regulations for employers to follow. The Affordable […]

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