Another governor is adding his name to the list of state executives opposing the ObamaCare mandates.
This past week, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley announced that he will recommend that his state legislature refuse to create a health insurance exchange as required by ObamaCare. Bentley also called for the rejection of federal grant money earmarked for the expansion of Medicaid in the states.
ObamaCare’s employer mandate is supposed to guarantee that every working American is able to obtain health insurance through his employer. But according to the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), an organization representing 350,000 small-business owners, the mandate may end up being the ruin of employer-sponsored health insurance and will almost certainly be detrimental to employers and employees alike.
On June 28, 2012, the Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision upheld ObamaCare — the joint venture of the President and Congress to force every American, regardless of ability or desire, to purchase a qualifying health care insurance plan by 2014 or face a tax penalty for failure to comply.
Fortunately, there remain yet a few state legislators willing to stand up to this tyranny and exercise the states’ constitutional obligation to check the power of the federal government: Maine, New Jersey, and Oklahoma will soon consider bills nullifying ObamaCare in their respective states.
Cost estimates for ObamaCare's insurance subsidies have risen nearly 25 percent in the last two years and are expected to rise even further, according to a new think-tank report.
As the Obama administration spends tens of millions in taxpayer money on unconstitutional “public relations” contracts promoting its “ObamaCare” takeover of U.S. health care, lawmakers have been unsuccessfully demanding answers for months. If documents are not handed over soon, however, Congress may have to issue subpoenas.
The federal government has been paying certain welfare benefits to deceased individuals and denying Medicare benefits to those alive, thinking they were dead, according to a report from the Social Security Administration's Inspector General.
Though the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a rather surprising ruling on ObamaCare this summer, there are indications that the legal challenges to President Obama's signature healthcare legislation are far from over. Liberty Counsel law firm has filed another request with the Supreme Court challenging the law, and the Supreme Court has given the Justice Department 30 days to answer why the Court should not rehear the challenge.
ObamaCare’s employer mandate was supposed to guarantee that most Americans would obtain health insurance through their employers. But for those workers least able to afford insurance on their own — service employees paid on an hourly basis — the law may well be having precisely the opposite effect, as companies simply reduce the number of employees who must be covered by cutting hours.
According to the Orlando Sentinel, Darden Restaurants, Inc., operator of casual dining chains such as Olive Garden, Red Lobster, and LongHorn Steakhouse, is doing just that. ObamaCare requires companies to provide “affordable” health insurance to employees working at least 30 hours per week or pay fines of up to $3,000 per employee who instead obtains taxpayer-subsidized insurance on a state exchange. Darden, therefore, is experimenting with limiting most of its employees to 28 hours per week, thus freeing it from the mandate and its accompanying fine.
A video posted by the Obama campaign clearly shows that ObamaCare was based on Romneycare — and inadvertently shows that both are the products of socialist activists. By Michael Tennant
The response to the admission by Deputy Director for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Penny Thompson, made in September before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and chaired by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), that payments made by the federal government to New York’s state-run development centers were “excessive and unacceptable,” was simple and to the point: those overpayments were “inexcusable” and “exceeded the entire Medicaid budgets of 14 states” and added that “the failure … suggests an institutional failure and a pattern of irresponsible actions that have cost the taxpayers billions.”
President Barack Obama has been saying for months that Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney plans to slash Medicare spending, thereby denying senior citizens healthcare, but that Obama himself will save and strengthen it. According to journalist Bob Woodward, however, Obama has admitted in private that he plans to cut the program by $250 billion over 10 years; he just won’t say so in public because that would be “bad politics.”