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Here comes the next Obamacare showdown

Here comes the next Obamacare showdown | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
If the U.S. Supreme Court rules in June that health insurance subsidies for millions of Americans are illegal, Republicans better not be caught flat-footed, because President Obama will be ready to pounce, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., told the Washington Examiner in an interview.
“As the president said to me in the White House [earlier this month], he said, ‘There are five million people [who receive subsidies through the federal exchange] — and I know who they are.’ He spoke like a community org
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Obamacare's Long-Term Prognosis

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What have we learned so far about the final shape of Obamacare? The answer is "less than you'd think."
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Third-party connections prompt more privacy concerns about Obamacare site

Third-party connections prompt more privacy concerns about Obamacare site | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
A little-known side to the government's health insurance website is prompting renewed concerns about privacy, just as the White House is calling for stronger cybersecurity protections for consumers.
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Obama adviser Gruber admitted Obamacare might not be affordable

Obama adviser Gruber admitted Obamacare might not be affordable | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
Gruber In 2009: Obamacare Will NOT Be Affordable... We'll Have To Deny Treatment
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Fewer Americans today think their healthcare costs are affordable than a year ago

Fewer Americans today think their healthcare costs are affordable than a year ago | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
A new CBS News/New York Times poll asked Americans about their medical bills
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Administration deletes Obamacare website telling Americans they could keep their plans

Administration deletes Obamacare website telling Americans they could keep their plans | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
The Obama administration's original government website promoting Obamacare has been deleted. On the last day of the Obamacare enrollment period, uncovered records reveal the deleted website assure
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Gruber Apologizes Amid Withering House Panel Criticism | RealClearPolitics

Gruber Apologizes Amid Withering House Panel Criticism | RealClearPolitics | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
“Stupid” was the word of the day on Capitol Hill Tuesday as members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee grilled Jonathan Gruber -- he of “the stupidity of the...
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Still cooking the Obamacare books

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The Obamacare lies keep coming. In two highly publicized announcements last week, top Obama health officials claimed the Affordable Care Act is slowing health care spending and improving hospital s...

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Liberals punch back at Dem criticism of Obamacare

Liberals punch back at Dem criticism of Obamacare | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
The second-guessing from Sens. Charles Schumer and Tom Harkin is flat out wrong, they say.
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More Obamacare lies DO matter: Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.

More Obamacare lies DO matter: Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive. | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it

Two weeks after the country first digested the revelation that one of the architects of ObamaCare confessed that its passage was largely the product of ...

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House panel to quiz MIT's Jonathan Gruber on health law ‘deceptions’ & his statement about stupid voters.

House panel to quiz MIT's Jonathan Gruber on health law ‘deceptions’ & his statement about stupid voters. | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
The controversy over Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber’s “stupidity of the American voter” comments reignited yesterday, as a p
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Loose-lipped Obamacare adviser Jonathan Gruber's predictions more bad than bold, analysis shows

Loose-lipped Obamacare adviser Jonathan Gruber's  predictions more bad than bold, analysis shows | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
Jonathan Gruber, one of the architects of ObamaCare, was paid millions to help with ObamaCare’s writing and implementation – but recently-surfaced videos of him calling voters “stupid” have left many questioning his judgment.
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Paul Krugman tries to blame Romney for the Obamacare-Gruber mess.

Paul Krugman tries to blame Romney for the Obamacare-Gruber mess. | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
It’s him!
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Is Obamacare about controlling our lives?

Is Obamacare about controlling our lives? | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
The ACA is like a seat belt for travelers on our unbelievably expensive health care highway.
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What? IRS Has Active Contract For MILLIONS With Company HHS FIRED Over Botched Healthcare.gov

What? IRS Has Active Contract For MILLIONS With Company HHS FIRED Over Botched Healthcare.gov | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
Seven months after federal officials fired CGI Federal for its botched work on Obamacare website Healthcare.gov, the IRS awarded the same company a $4.5 million IT contract for its new Obamacare tax p
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Harvard Faculty in Uproar Over Health Care Fixes Their "experts" Supported

Harvard Faculty in Uproar Over Health Care Fixes Their "experts" Supported | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
“For years, Harvard’s experts on health economics and policy have advised presidents and Congress on how to provide health benefits to the nation at a reasonable cost. But those remedies will now be applied to the Harvard faculty, and the professors are in an uproar,” the New York Times reports. “Members of the Faculty of …
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Vermont bails on single-payer health care

Vermont bails on single-payer health care | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin on Wednesday dropped his plan to enact a single-payer health care system in his state — a plan that had won praise from liberals but never really got much past the framework stage. “This is not the right time” for enacting single payer, Shumlin said in a statement, citing the big tax increases that would...
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Blacks falling behind under Obamacare

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African-Americans are less likely to see benefits under Obamacare compared to other racial groups, according to research released Tuesday.

 

While Hispanics, American Indians and Alaska natives have seen “dramatic” increases in healthcare coverage over the last year, obtaining coverage has been tougher for black,,,,

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Half of Doctors Listed as Serving Medicaid Patients Are Unavailable, Investigation Finds

Half of Doctors Listed as Serving Medicaid Patients Are Unavailable, Investigation Finds | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
A report raises questions about access to care for Medicaid beneficiaries; some listed doctors were not taking new patients, and others had long since left the location where they were listed.
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Will Jonathan Gruber Topple Obamacare?

Will Jonathan Gruber Topple Obamacare? | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
Why the hell did Jonathan Gruber say that? And that? And that? And (sigh) the other thing? Those are the questions on the minds of virtually everyone in the health care world—especially the people who worked the hardest on Obamacare. Ever since the videos started popping up, one after another, America has come to know Gruber—the MIT economist...
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The Gruberization of the Democratic Party

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In a way, Gruber did the Republican cause a favor.  He bluntly confirmed what we already knew: That clever Hill staffers and lawyers purposely contrived Obamacare as an opaque thicket in order to disguise many of the law’s fees, taxes, penalties and its general government overreach.

 

After all, remember that then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) famously told us we had to wait until the law passed to find out what was in it.

 

We just keep finding out more and more about the law’s harsh consequences.  Most recently, we have seen how Obamacare disincentivizes the practice of medicine and how this affects...

 

 

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Is this the guy who will bring down Obamacare?

Is this the guy who will bring down Obamacare? | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
Why the hell did Jonathan Gruber say that? And that? And that? And (sigh) the other thing? Those are the questions on the minds of virtually everyone in the health care world—especially the people who worked the hardest on Obamacare. Ever since the videos started popping up, one after another, America has come to know Gruber—the MIT economist...
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