Tag Archives: health insurance

Setting The Bar Low For Obamacare: “Let’s just make sure it’s not a third-world experience."

Setting The Bar Low For Obamacare: “Let’s just make sure it’s not a third-world experience."

The Obama administration isn’t setting the bar very high for themselves when it comes to the implementation of the “Affordable” Care Act. Amid news that premiums are going to skyrocket under the law, the Obama administration official in charge with overseeing the implementation of the health insurance exchanges just wants to make sure Americans don’t

"Affordable Care Act" Projected To Drive Up North Dakota Insurance Premiums By 56%

In November of last year I interviewed a spokesman for Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota who said that, while the full impact of Obamacare is unknown as specific policies and regulations are still be worked out, they were projecting that the impact in the state would be a 15% increase in premiums for

Affordable Care Act: "Some Americans could see their insurance bills double next year"

Remember when Obamacare was all about “bending the cost curve” and making health insurance cheaper and easier to get? Yeah, about that: Some Americans could see their insurance bills double next year as the health care overhaul law expands coverage to millions of people. The nation’s big health insurers say they expect premiums — or

Heitkamp Votes Against Defunding Obamacare

This won’t really come as news to much of anyone, but Senator Heidi Heitkamp won a narrow election in a red state, and it’s always worth mentioning when she governs to the left of the electorate she represents. Yesterday Senator Heitkamp voted in a partisan-line vote with Democrats to keep funding for Obamacare in place.

Regulation By The Pound

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell posted on Twitter yesterday this picture of printed-out Obamacare regulations to date: #ObamaCare regulations – 828 pages in one day. Overall, there are nearly 20,000 pages – with many more to come. twitter.com/McConnellPress… — Sen. McConnell Press (@McConnellPress) March 11, 2013 “This is over 20,000 pages and measures 7′ 2.5″,”

Bureaucracy Trumps Morality: Nurse Lets Woman Die Because Of Policy Prohibiting CPR

Yesterday news broke of a nurse at a California nursing home who let an elderly woman die rather than perform CPR on her despite pleas from a 911 operator begging the nurse, or anyone standing by, to perform the procedure. Here’s the back story, and the heart-breaking audio of the 911 call: The idea of

Obamacare's War On Spouses

Just another fun fact about Obamacare: ObamaCare is filled with grinding mandates. One of them requires that children remain covered by their parents’ health care plans until they’re 26 when their parents’ insurance “provides dependent coverage of children.” The government calls this “protecting young adults.” But insuring children long past the day they are dependent

ND House Votes For Obamacare Expansion Of Medicaid

Here’s a question: Why bother electing Republicans if they won’t block bad Democrat health care policy? Because that’s exactly what the North Dakota House did today. After a lengthy debate (video here), in which not a single Democrat participated, the House majority voted to implement the Obamacare expansion of Medicaid. The bill, HB1362, was divided

The Medicaid Expansion Is Corporate Welfare

The ND House is set to vote later today on an expansion of North Dakota’s Medicaid program as called for by Obamacare. It’s a huge expansion, a 45% increase in the number of people enrolled, and neither the state nor the federal government can afford it. But it’s also corporate welfare as I point out

"Most Republicans Are Fat Asses"

I’ve got to admit that I’ve given up watching cable news, but this segment from Sean Hannity’s show in which the statement “most Republicans are fat asses” is used was just too wild to ignore. My favorite part is the cigarette getting lit up on-air, but the argument in favor of nanny state laws because