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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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Medicare chief testifies before Congress on Obamacare rollout

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 10:00am 10/29/2013 at 10:00am

Marilyn Tavenner, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), will testify Tuesday morning before the House Ways and Means Committee about the administration’s implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

A livestream of the hearing will be available at C-SPAN when the hearing begins at 10:00am ET.

According to the...

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Losing your health plan was baked into Obamacare regs

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 28, 2013 at 8:35pm 10/28/2013 at 8:35pm

The repeated promises that you could keep your doctor and health plan never had a basis.

These were false promises of historic magnitude, and the ramifications are that the “Dem Party is F****d” and Democrats “will own this problem forever.”

One of the benefits of Ted Cruz’s defund effort is that most Republicans can say...

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The central Obamacare lie is as historic as this presidency

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 28, 2013 at 8:30am 10/28/2013 at 8:30am

By now the statements are legion.

You can keep your doctor and your insurance plan if you want to.  Guaranteed.

It was more of a “lie” than George W. Bush’s statements regarding Iraq having WMD stockpiles, which were in reliance on faulty intelligence that most Democrats and others in the world believed too.

With Obama,...

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Obamacare glitchers and the website they still love

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 28, 2013 at 7:00am 10/28/2013 at 7:00am

The launch of healthcare.gov, the Obamacare website, continues to be extremely unpopular due to glitches and long wait times. According to Pew Research, only three-in-ten Americans responded favorably to its launch.

The glitches are even turning-...

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Officials to face tough questions this week on Obamacare website rollout

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 4:35pm 10/27/2013 at 4:35pm

This upcoming week is going to be an interesting one, as more hearings are scheduled on the Hill to address the troubled rollout of the Obamacare website.

From the StarTribune:

Republicans said Sunday they intend to press Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on the Obama administration’s troubled launch of healthcare.gov, the...

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Healthcare.gov supposedly will be fixed by late November

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 25, 2013 at 3:37pm 10/25/2013 at 3:37pm

A few more updates today on the ongoing healthcare.gov website issues and what’s apparently being done to address them.

The most important of those being that the administration says the site will be in proper working order in a month, and that QSSI – which has been one of...

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