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Obamacare: bait and switch

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 7:00am

The gist of the message is that, from the outset, the calculations used to sell Obamacare to the American public were slipshod and/or naive and/or mistaken and/or simplistic and/or outright lies (see more here).

And this is news...

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Zig-zagging against Obamacare

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 7:45pm

I realize I have re-posted this a number of times. The original post was November 11, 2008, a week after Obama’s first election.  Because I knew we had elected Door No. 2.

Watching Ted Cruz and others on the floor of the Senate tonight, I have to repost it again.

Is It Time For...

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WATCH LIVE: Cruz “filibusters” to #MakeDCListen on defunding Obamacare

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 3:21pm
Ted Cruz Filibuster Obamacare

Senator Ted Cruz is currently “filibustering” on the Senate floor to #MakeDCListen on defunding Obamacare.  According to various pundits and outlets, this is not technically a filibuster of course, but Professor Jacobson explains that a vote for cloture is a vote for Harry Reid.

Live Twitter feed at bottom of post.

Update: It’s...

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Not only can’t you keep your doctor, you may not even have a doctor

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 23, 2013 at 10:18am
NY Times Obamacare Exhange Lower Cost

We’ve covered this issue before – No, you can’t keep your doctor, in fact, you may not even have a doctor because the only way for Obamacare exchanges to keep prices down for the expansive coverage required by law is to severely restrict your access to medical providers.

Oh, you’ll have “insurance,” just...

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Obamacare destroying the private insurance market (according to plan)

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 11:37am
Politifact Obamacare

Um, Michelle Malkin’s health insurance will not be renewed due to Obamacare.

Destruction of the private insurance market is what Obamacare is all about.  We’ve been saying that since the earliest days of the earliest drafts in the summer of 2009.

It’s not about expanding coverage to people who need it.

It’s about leaving...

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Will Obama and Harry Reid shut down the government over Obamacare?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 20, 2013 at 12:28pm
House votes to defund Obamacare

That is not, of course, how the media frames the narrative.

The narrative relentlessly is that Republicans want to shut down government.

We’ll see how this plays out (I think I know).

Via CBS News:

House Republicans advanced a bill on Friday that would continue funding the government at current spending levels for nearly three...

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10 Creepy liberal reactions to creepy Obamacare videos

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 20, 2013 at 7:00am

Two videos have been released by Generation Operation as part of a national campus push to convince young people not to sign up for Obamacare.

If young people don’t sign up, Obamacare become even more unsustainable, because the voodoo-economics behind it depend on the system sucking money out of the young to...

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You can keep your doctor* (*unless doctor and staff laid off due to Obamacare)

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 3:45pm

You can keep your doctor, period.*

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*Layoffs coming to Cleveland Clinic in plan to reduce budget by $330 million:

The Cleveland Clinic has told workers they will be laying off an unspecified number of employees as part of an overall, sweeping cost-reduction plan….

[Clinic spokeswoman Eileen Sheil] said early retirement would be offered to...

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5 ways Obamacare could mess with your privacy

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 8:30am

Obamacare’s start date, October 1st,  is rapidly approaching. As the impending Tuesday draws nearer and nearer, new headlines are drawing attention to unsettling aspects of the system. Troubling enough was the NSA surveillance scandal this summer. Now, add sensitive medical information to the mix.  Concerned citizens are raising privacy questions, from sex...

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Doctors, doctors everywhere, but not a one to see you (under Obamacare exchange coverage)

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 15, 2013 at 5:25pm
Doctors by Obamacare Plan - LA Times

No one could have seen this coming, no one.

From the L.A. Times, that hotbed of right-wing scare-tactics, Insurers limiting doctors, hospitals in health insurance market:

The doctor can’t see you now.

Consumers may hear that a lot more often after getting health insurance under President Obama’s Affordable Care Act.

To hold down premiums, major...

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D.C. Lobbyists are to Obamacare, as rodeo clowns are to a mad bull

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 25, 2013 at 7:39pm

I was trying to think of a good analogy when I read this article at The Hill, ObamaCare’s architects reap windfall as Washington lobbyists:

ObamaCare has become big business for an elite network of Washington lobbyists...

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Obama declares health insurance to be a right

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 18, 2013 at 11:00am

The president’s latest radio address is a classic example of Obamaspeak.

We’ve grown used to the drill.

First, some empty words about how he’s going to help the economy and the middle class....

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Not breaking news – Dems using Obamacare as pathway to single-payer

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 5:49pm

Harry Reid stated on Friday that Obamacare was just a step in the direction of a single-payer health care system:

Reid said he thinks the country has to “work our way past” insurance-based health care during a Friday night appearance on Vegas PBS’ program “Nevada Week in Review.”

“What we’ve done with Obamacare...

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We had to pass Obamacare, in order to muddle through it

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 7, 2013 at 3:46pm

Muddling through is becoming a kind description for the implementation of Obamacare.

In addition to a multitude of operational problems and cost misfires we recently learned that the employer mandate would be delayed for a year.

On Friday another shoe dropped. The government is delaying for a year verification of who is...

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WaPo treats delay of ObamaCare employer mandate as equivalent of flesh wound

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 5, 2013 at 10:55am

As Mandy Nagy previously noted here, the employer mandate of the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as ObamaCare, will now be delayed until 2015.

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Read all about it, “Secret Republican Plan to Repeal Obamacare!”

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 10:05am

It’s not so secret.  Republicans have been talking about repealing Obamacare since the day it was passed.  And the House has been voting on repeal, and the Senate Republicans have been trying to figure out a way to use the reconciliation process.

It’s no secret.

But it is a catchy headline at National Journal, ...

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It’s 4:57 p.m., and the Doctor is not picking up the phone

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 11:30am

That’s the format of a joke I often told about calling up state regulators when I was in private practice. They go off duty at 5 p.m., so the phone stops being answered at a few minutes before because a conversation started at 4:57 p.m. might go beyond 5 p.m.,...

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