Tagged: obamacare

2014-01-07 :: madlibertarianguy // Government + health care + Obamacare
That Eeeeeeeeeeevul Walmart

How dare Walmart offer more comprehensive insurance plans at a lower price than Obamacare! Richard Pollock at the Washington Examiner: New Obamacare health insurance enrollees may feel a pang of envy when they eye the coverage plans offered by Walmart to its employees. For many years, the giant discount retailer has been the target of […]

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Via The Weekly Standard concerning a new report from The Government Accountability Office (tell me that isn’t a fucking oxymoron) and Medicare fraud: In a newly released report, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) estimates that, in fiscal year 2010, $48 billion in taxpayer money was squandered on fraudulent or improper Medicare claims. Meanwhile, the nation’s […]

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2010-09-23 :: madlibertarianguy // Government + health care + Legislation
A Note Worth Remembering

From The American Spectator: While ObamaCare supporters may be on the defensive right now, it’s important to remember that advocates of government-run health care will use any angle to build on their gains — even if it means exploiting the failures of government health care. We should look at Obamacare as the first step towards […]

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2010-09-16 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + health care + Journalism
Asking the Right Questions

The American Spectator on polling Obamacare popularity: ObamaCare booster Jonathan Cohn [. . .] notes that “While 40 percent of respondents said they supported repealing the Affordable Care Act, more than half changed their minds (leaving just 19 percent in favor of repeal) when pollsters mentioned that it’d mean letting insurance companies exclude people with […]

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Michael F. Cannon of the Cato Institute: That didn’t take long at all.  Left-wing congresscritters have (re-)introduced legislation to create a “public option” in ObamaCare’s health insurance exchanges. The Congressional Budget Office scores the bill as reducing federal deficits by $53 billion by 2019.  How?  Paying doctors and hospitals less!  Put that on a bumper […]

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2010-07-12 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery
Marketing Schmarketing

Krissah Thompson via The Washington Post on a new grass roots movement to promote progressivism and combat the tea party (as if the Obama administration needs help with signing in to law progressive bills): In an effort to replicate the tea party’s success, 170 liberal and civil rights groups are forming a coalition that they […]

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2010-07-11 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Government + POTUS
More Obamacare Shadiness

First we have a massively unpopular redistributionist bill shoved through Congress against the will of the American people, and now we have more El Supremo BS with completely bypassing congress appointing the guy who will administer Obamacare. Robert Pear of The New York Times: President Obama will bypass Congress and appoint Dr. Donald M. Berwick, […]

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2010-07-09 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Government + POTUS
My Way or Pay

N.C. Aizenman via The Washington Post concerning the new “tan tax” in Obamacare: But the levy’s supporters argued from the start that it had a dual purpose: to raise funds to cover some of the cost of extending health coverage to the uninsured and to discourage a habit that scientific studies have linked with increased […]

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2010-06-22 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Economy
Po-ta-to or To-mah-to

Some will call it a warning shot across the bow of those eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeevil health insurance companies; those with a brain will call it Señor Hopey McChangey playing a pre-emptive game of CYA for what many know is an inevitable “side effect” of Obamacare.

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2010-06-17 :: madlibertarianguy // Taxation
Let’s Go Team!

Let’s hope that Team Mostly-Red can win this battle.  Janet Adamy and Evan Perez via The Wall Street Journal: The federal government formally responded to the most serious legal challenge to the health-care overhaul, invoking its powers under the Constitution to regulate interstate commerce and impose taxes. At least 20 state attorneys general, most of […]

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2010-06-09 :: madlibertarianguy // Legislation
We Still No Likey

After a couple of months, we still no likey.  In fact, we no likey even more than when ObamaCare was initially signed in to law.

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From a poll concerning the utter fucking lack of public support for ObamaCare released May 24, 2010: The Political Class continues to be a strong supporter of the plan, however. While 67% of Mainstream voters believe the plan will be bad for America, 77% of the Political Class disagree and think it be good for […]

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2010-05-17 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Government + Legislation
The Numbers Just Don’t Add Up

I’ve been wondering how it is that the Demotards were able to claim that we would save money by taking a health care entitlement program that covers some people, and turning in to an exponentially larger health care program that covers everyone.  I’m no mathematician or economist, I didn’t stay at a Holiday Inn Express […]

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2010-05-16 :: madlibertarianguy // Government + Legislation + Regulation
The Plan All Along

Robert Pear via The New York Times: Insurers and insurance regulators say that some companies will be unable or unwilling to meet the new standards. Somehow I get the feeling that this was the point of ObamaCare all along.

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