White House Pledges Flexibility on McDonald’s Health Plan – WSJ.com

September 30, 2010

The Obama administration said Thursday that its top health official will “exercise her discretion” in enforcing a new health-law requirement, a move that could help McDonald’s Corp. and other employers from disrupting their health-care policies for hourly workers.

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The American Spectator : No, You Can’t Keep Your Current Health Coverage

September 30, 2010

There’s a reason President Obama tries so hard to convince Americans not to watch Fox News. He keeps shamelessly lying about easily verifiable facts. Evidently he figures that left-leaning media outlets won’t call him on it, so if he can only convince people not to watch FOX, he’ll be OK. Unfortunately for the president, the American people simply have to look around them to see that he isn’t being honest with them.

More at The American Spectator : No, You Can’t Keep Your Current Health Coverage.


Health reform to worsen doctor shortage: group | Reuters

September 30, 2010

The U.S. healthcare reform law will worsen a shortage of physicians as millions of newly insured patients seek care, the Association of American Medical Colleges said on Thursday.

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American Thinker Blog: The Repeal ObamaCare PAC

September 30, 2010

Rick Crawford, Steven Palazzo, Michele Bachmann, Morgan Philpot, Tim Scott, Robin Smith, Sharron Angle, Marco Rubio. What do all those folks have in common?

For one thing, they’re all solidly conservative Republican candidates for the US House of Representatives or for the US Senate. For another, they’re among those who have pledged to use their vote to repeal the monstrosity of ObamaCare. For this reason, they’re also among the exceptional group of candidates who have earned the endorsement of Repeal ObamaCare PAC (ROCPAC), a federally registered PAC founded in March 2010, shortly after the narrow passage of the 2,500 word legislation known as “ObamaCare.”

More at American Thinker Blog: The Repeal ObamaCare PAC.


Medicaid enrollment spikes to 48M in weak economy – Yahoo! News

September 30, 2010

More people signed up for Medicaid last year than at any time since the program’s inception, as the recession wiped out jobs and workplace health coverage.

A report released Thursday by the nonprofit Kaiser Family Foundation found that enrollment in the low-income medical insurance program jumped to more than 48 million. With the economy barely improving, states are forecasting a 6 percent increase in the rolls next year, meaning another strain on their cash-depleted budgets.

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Blaming the voters – NYPOST.com

September 30, 2010

Obama has seen to the passage of the most radical legislation in recent American history and so-called “progressives” should be thanking him for it — even as many of the rest of us rear in horror from its implications.

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Kansas’ Roberts unleashes on Sebelius over health care – Politics AP – MiamiHerald.com

September 30, 2010

It was President Harry Truman who once said that if you’re looking for a friend in the capital, “get a dog.”

Memo to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius: Time for a trip to the pound.

Indeed, on Wednesday, the former Kansas governor found herself on the receiving end of some pretty strong criticism from an old friend and fellow Kansan as well

More at Kansas’ Roberts unleashes on Sebelius over health care – Politics AP – MiamiHerald.com.


Health care’s link to poverty | ajc.com

September 30, 2010

Compared with other rich countries, the United States has one of the greatest numbers of people living in poverty, as well as a high risk of becoming poor. Why is that? Countries that do not have affordable health care have high rates of poverty, no matter how high their rate of economic growth or their level of wealth. By contrast, those richer countries that have the lowest poverty rates also have universal health care coverage. There is no exception.

More at Health care’s link to poverty  | ajc.com.


Don’t be fooled by the GOP’s sick healthcare rhetoric – Republican Party – Salon.com

September 30, 2010

Just how gullible are you? Of the many absurdities in the Republican Party’s “Pledge to America,” the most problematic may be the GOP’s vow to repeal the Affordable Health Care Act, colloquially called “Obamacare.” Not the most ridiculous, mind you. That would have to be the vow to reinstate the expiring Bush tax cuts at a 10-year cost of $4 trillion, slashing government spending to 2008 levels while balancing the federal budget.

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FOXNews.com – Conservative Activists Try to Boot Judges Who Blocked Health Care Ballot Question

September 30, 2010

Tea Party-linked activists are looking for vengeance after the Florida Supreme Court rejected a ballot initiative aimed at sparing the state from a key provision in the federal health care overhaul.

The state’s highest court last month ruled against a ballot question asking voters to approve an amendment to the state constitution stating that residents would not have to follow the new federal requirement to buy health insurance. Before the decision, Florida was set to be one of four states putting that question to voters in November.

More at FOXNews.com – Conservative Activists Try to Boot Judges Who Blocked Health Care Ballot Question.