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Visualizing the 15 million people who will lose their current individual health plans

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 8:30am 11/5/2013 at 8:30am

Last week, White House press secretary Jay Carney admitted that Obamacare would force around 15 million people –  5% of the US population – to drop their current insurance. This number doesn’t seem like a big deal to him, however:

“That’s the universe we’re talking about, 5 percent of the population,” Carney described....

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Congrats America, you are subsidizing health insurance for Ivy League Ph.D’s who choose to paint

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 4, 2013 at 9:50am 11/4/2013 at 9:50am

Hey, remember when Nancy Pelosi triumphantly predicted that Obamacare would allow artists to have health insurance without worrying about their day jobs?

Think of an economy where people could be an artist or a photographer or, eh, a writer without worrying about keeping their day job in order to have health insurance….


Nancy...

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Obamacare deception meets reality

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 4, 2013 at 8:45am 11/4/2013 at 8:45am

On June 16, 2009, in the earliest days of discussion about what form Obamacare would take, I wrote, Deception and Tyranny Key To Health Care Reform:

The only way the Obama administration and Democrats can force through the types of changes they envision for the health care system is through deception and...

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Healthcare.gov user presented with stranger’s eligibility letter

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 3:17pm 11/3/2013 at 3:17pm

Heritage came out with a disturbing report on its blog last night that highlighted another security concern with the Obamacare website, in which a user evaluating his health insurance options was presented with downloadable letters that contained insurance eligibility information about other people.

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Forced collectivization of the health care kulaks via single payer is inevitable under Obamacare

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 10:00am 11/3/2013 at 10:00am

The Revolt of the Kulaks Has Begun, February 22, 2009, just over a month after Obama’s first inauguration:

In the end, as must all economic redistributors, Obama either will have to resort to repressive measures, or he will have to abandon his redistributive plans.

The great Obamacare reform is turning into the great...

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If Obamacare was an airline, this is how your boarding pass would look

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 7:00am 11/3/2013 at 7:00am

The multi-hundred million dollar Obamacare computer system failures have reduced people to submitting paper applications in many cases. Imagine if HHS ran the airlines?

Instead, this is a good news story from reader Bronwyn about how Virgin Australia struggled to deal with the turmoil caused by the shooting at LAX on Friday, November 1:

Just a positive, amidst a tough day.

The staff at Virgin Australia have been working so very hard at lax. Our flight was set to leave from terminal 3 from lax to Sydney tonight. We are late and in another airlines terminal. Nothing has worked for them.

They had to hand write all our boarding passes!

How amazing are they?! All we smiles!!

Bronwyn sent a follow-up email Saturday night (Eastern):

We arrived in Sydney, very thankful! When we took off the whole plane cheered!

 
 
 

Report: Obama aides debated “you can keep your plan” promise

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 5:19pm 11/2/2013 at 5:19pm

The Wall Street Journal has published this report that Aides Debated Obama Health-Care Coverage Promise, revealing that some questioned whether the promise was one that could actually be kept.

But apparently, it was important that the President’s message not be cluttered. Pesky details.

As President Barack Obama pushed for a new federal health...

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Senate Dems killed (Obamacare) grandfather (fix)

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 1, 2013 at 1:37pm 11/1/2013 at 1:37pm

They own all of our Obamacare problems, completely.

CNN reports, Senate Democrats supported rule that led to insurance cancellations:

Senate Democrats voted unanimously three years ago to support the Obamacare rule that is largely responsible for some of the health insurance cancellation letters that are going out.

In September 2010, Senate Republicans brought a...

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IRS leak week

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 1, 2013 at 10:27am 11/1/2013 at 10:27am

The IRS Scandal is alive and kicking.  Although it is being drowned out of media attention by the Obamacare and Benghazi scandals.

Two important revelations this week related to the targeting of conservative and Tea Party groups.

First, Lois Lerner has been caught feeding confidential tax information to the Federal Election Commissions, including...

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The Affordable Clunkcare Act

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 1, 2013 at 8:27am 11/1/2013 at 8:27am

Hey, remember Cash for Clunkers?

We sure do, we wrote about it frequently and predicted negative unintended consequences:

Seth Mandel at Commentary Magazine has an...

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Not interested in what that Republican is selling

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 1:15pm 10/31/2013 at 1:15pm

This paragraph pretty much sums it up, from an article at The NY Times (emphasis added):

[Tom] Scully, who has spent the last 30-some years oscillating between government and the private sector, is hoping to be his own best proof of the Obamacare gold mine. As a principal health policy adviser under President...

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Swarming, Swirling and Scary: Halloween #ObamacareFail news

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 10:06am 10/31/2013 at 10:06am

There is so much wrong with Obamacare and HealthCare.gov that the news is swarming.  Or is it swirling?

So we’ll just keep a running list today of what’s new in the past 24 hours.  If you have links, post them in the comments.

We’ll have a separate post, if needed, f...

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Obama re-demonizes insurance industry

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 9:56pm 10/30/2013 at 9:56pm

We reported on this before.  Health insurance execs afraid to talk on record about Obamacare computer problems.

CNN reports today, White House Pressuring Insurance Companies To Not Criticize ObamaCare:

ANDERSON COOPER, HOST: Now more breaking news, evidence that the Obama administration is leaning on insurance companies to keep a lid on problems with the...

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Security concerns continue to be raised about Obamacare website

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 4:30pm 10/30/2013 at 4:30pm

More is coming to light in recent days and weeks to suggest that concerns about potential security issues with the healthcare.gov website may be justified.

In an article today from CNN, it was revealed that lack of testing of healthcare.gov presented a security risk, according to an internal government memo written by...

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The Whatever Presidency

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 1:55pm 10/30/2013 at 1:55pm

If only it were that benign.

What probably will be the most viral moment from the Sebelius hearing this morning:

And The Only Obamacare/Sebelius GIF You’ll Ever Need, from our friend Steve Gutkowski:

 
 
 

LIVE: Sebelius testifies on Obamacare rollout

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 8:45am 10/30/2013 at 8:45am

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will testify Wednesday morning at 9:00am ET before the House Energy and Commerce Committee.  The session, entitled PPACA Implementation Failures: Answers from HHS, is expected to focus on issues with the troubled rollout of healthcare.gov and address questions about why, despite such issues, HHS...

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Obamacare Contains Racial Preferences and Discrimination

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 7:31pm 10/29/2013 at 7:31pm

Obamacare contains many racial preferences. But that fact has drawn remarkably little attention, even though the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights concluded back in 2009 that the healthcare bill was racially discriminatory, in two ways.

First, Obamacare is 

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