Posts by New Neo  (Page 20)
 

Catastrophic insurance for the Obamacare catastrophe

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Posted by    Friday, December 20, 2013 at 8:33am 12/20/2013 at 8:33am

The Obama administration had a bright suggestion for their insurance companies (they do seem to belong to the governement, don’t they?):

The Obama administration said Thursday it would allow millions of Americans whose insurance policies had been canceled to purchase bare-bones plans next year, in another 11th-hour tweak to the law likely to...

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Obama portrayed as victim

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 8:53am 12/18/2013 at 8:53am

Take a look at the wording of this WaPo headline:

“Obama Suffers Most From Year of Turmoil, Poll Finds.”

Accompanying it is this photo:

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Obamacare wants YOU!

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Posted by    Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 8:45am 12/15/2013 at 8:45am

Once-privileged New Yorkers who supported Obamacare are discovering that Obamacare means they’ll be losing some of their privileges:

Many in New York’s professional and cultural elite have long supported President Obama’s health care plan…They are part of an unusual, informal health insurance system that has developed in New York, in which independent...

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Obamacare: What about those volunteer firefighters?

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 8:15am 12/11/2013 at 8:15am

Obamacare was pushed through Congress at high speed, without much debate and without the usual haggling. The reason was that, like thieves in a hurry to grab what they could and get out safely before being caught, Democrats were eager to move the legislation through while they still had the momentum...

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Expansion of Medicaid and the inevitable downgrading of doctors

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Posted by    Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 10:39am 12/5/2013 at 10:39am

Perhaps the most important Obamacare lie among many will turn out to be the one that says that the Obamacare Medicaid expansion will lead to quality health care for the people newly covered by it.

Anyone who was even remotely familiar with the way Medicaid already worked was quite aware of this...

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The New York Times, the nipple, and the Jewish star tattoo

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Posted by    Thursday, November 28, 2013 at 7:30pm 11/28/2013 at 7:30pm

The New York Times chose the following photo to illustrate a front-page article about genetic screening in Israel for a breast cancer gene:

There’s been a lot of flak about the photo’s inclusion of the nipple—or to be more accurate, the half-aureole. But that’s hardly the only issue. Anyone who...

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The nuclear option and risk: why now?

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Posted by    Monday, November 25, 2013 at 8:30am 11/25/2013 at 8:30am

Both Democrats and Republicans have talked about the nuclear option for years—usually in favor of it when they’re the majority party and against it when in the minority. But it’s all been talk, till now.

So why did the Democrats finally do it? In the Wall Street Journal, James Taranto points out...

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Obamacare “discriminates”

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 8:15am 11/19/2013 at 8:15am

The insurance business would not be possible without some sort of “discrimination“—as in “the ability or power to see or make fine distinctions; discernment,” rather than “bigotry or other arbitrary distinctions.”

Those with greater risk are usually charged higher than average premiums or are sometimes even refused coverage...

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Why join Dems as they keep digging the Obamacare ditch?

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 7:56pm 11/13/2013 at 7:56pm

Why should the Republicans try to pull Obamacare’s fat out of the fire by correcting some of its most anger-provoking consequences?

DrewM at Ace of Spades HQ asks a Good question:

The GOP has to be seen doing something. That’s just reality. Millions of people who played by the rules are losing their insurance...

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Obama can keep his Doublethink since he likes it

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Posted by    Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 8:00am 11/10/2013 at 8:00am

NBC’s Chuck Todd was the interviewer who elicited Obama’s weak non-apology last Thursday. But Todd got the distinct impression that Obama “does not believe he lied” when he made those promises about keeping your plan and keeping your doctor, period. Todd adds:

I thought what was revealing in that answer, when I...

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Obamacare: insuring the insurers

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 4:30pm 11/6/2013 at 4:30pm

Well, well, well: it seems that with Obamacare, the insurers got some insurance against loss, too. Just another case of needing to pass the bill to find out what nuggets were hidden within its deep recesses:

If an exchange plan’s performance varies in either direction by more than 3 percent, it either...

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Varieties of deception: Bill Clinton versus Barack Obama

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Posted by    Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 3:02pm 11/2/2013 at 3:02pm

Bill Clinton deceived the American people in a flagrant manner when he said, shaking his finger:

Whatever narrow legal definition Clinton had used in his deposition in the Paula Jones lawsuit, virtually no one listening to what he said in that clip would think he was defining “sexual relations” in such an...

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The Hoyer defense: A lie is just a truth that wasn’t precise enough

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 4:01pm 10/29/2013 at 4:01pm

Here’s Steny Hoyer on Obama’s oft-repeated promise that if you like your health insurance plan you could keep it:

“We knew that there would be some policies that would not qualify and therefore people would be required to get more extensive coverage,” Hoyer said in response to a question from National Review.

Asked...

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Slip sliding towards death panels, eh?

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Posted by    Monday, October 28, 2013 at 10:15am 10/28/2013 at 10:15am

In a Slate article entitled “Canada has death panels, and that’s a good thing,” Yale law student Adam Goldenberg applauds the idea.

The “experts and wise community members” (Goldenberg’s words) who make up Ontario’s Consent and Capacity Board have the final say and can overrule a family’s decision about whether to continue...

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What happens to a society in which young people are not interested in sex?

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 7:00am 10/22/2013 at 7:00am

Japan may be about to find out.

As you might imagine, the “don’t want to have sex” crowd in Japan doesn’t include all the young people, not by a long shot. But it’s a worrisome percentage, especially considering that this is an age group where the blood usually runs hot. As you...

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“America’s path to the gallows”: inevitable?

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Posted by    Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 4:30pm 10/19/2013 at 4:30pm

Here’s a comment to ponder:

How many more H.W. Bush’s must we support before it is acknowledged that America’s path to the gallows is merely delayed under such men?

My purpose is not to defend George H. W. Bush, a decent man but certainly not high on my presidential list. It’s about that...

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EBT cards and free stuff

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 5:15pm 10/16/2013 at 5:15pm

By now you’ve probably heard about the EBT card breakdown during a power outage in which shoppers at a couple of Louisiana Walmarts purposely took advantage of the situation by “buying” a huge number of groceries for amounts that greatly exceeded their EBT limits in normal times.

You might say the Walmart...

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