How Big Pharma came to champion Obamacare, Kathleen Sebelius squeezes funds from the insurance industry?

To this day there are people who believe that the president is opposed to “corporate interests.” Most of the people who think this have not spent much time at this site it’s probably safe to say.

The truth is, so long as a corporation agrees to play and to make the administration look good, Obama is happy to become that corporation’s best friend.

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IRS: Cheapest Obamacare Plan Will Be $20,000 Per Family*

This is for the “bronze” plan.

Tell me who other than the insurance companies and pharmaceutical companies benefit from Obamacare? The poorest Americans were covered under Medicaid. Most other people were covered under their employers. The self-employed could buy fairly good plans for far less than $20,000 per year per family.

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South Portland doctor stops accepting insurance, posts prices online

 

Maybe there’s a silver lining to Obamacare if more doctors follow the lead of this fellow in Maine. I pray that they do.

Dr. Michael Ciampi is able to charge half of what he used to charge for his services now that the red tape and general pain of dealing with deeply regulated insurance companies has been eliminated. He figures that the hassle is only going to get worse with Obamacare, so he has decided to go another route.

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A Toxic Combination: Obamacare Meets the IRS

As we have said before the American people at the very least should insist on the removal of the IRS from Obamacare. That of course means a complete revamp (repeal?) of the program and very powerful interests ranging from the current administration to the insurance and pharmaceutical industries like Obamacare just the way it is. They after all wrote it.

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Low-Skilled Workers Get Raw Deal Under Obamacare

Looks like under Obamacare many lower skilled workers will end up with “skinny” or “bandaid” health insurance plans which may cover a few doctors visits and some prescriptions but may leave the insured exposed to catastrophic loss. This is exactly what we don’t need.

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White House sends out provocative tweet today, #ObamacareInThreeWords: “It’s The Law” (Image)

Why are they so worried? It’s not like anyone would ignore the law.

I mean it’s not like freedom of speech is the law, or the right to bear arms, or freedom from unreasonable search and seizure, or due process, or equal protection, or the War Powers Act is the law.  Wait…

Those things ARE the law and the Obama administration has chosen to ignore them. Well, what’s good for Prez is good for the people I suppose.

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Santelli video:The IRS running Obamacare is dangerous. Wrong political views? “No (heart) stent for you!”

The IRS is the key enforcer, implementer, etc for Obamacare. This should have never been allowed to happen in the first place, but in the wake of the “enemies list” scandal the American people should insist on a total revamp of the program (at the very least) and the removal of the Internal Revenue Service as chief administrator.

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Obamacare Train Wreck? Washington Post: Obama Administration “has gone hat in hand to health industry executives.”

Obamacare looks increasingly like a disaster. It could be Obama’s Iraq War. (Sadly it’s even more expensive.) Senator Baucus, a Democrat, recently said he saw an Obamacare “train wreck coming down.”

Then he announced his retirement.

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Lawmakers May Exempt Themselves and Their Staffs from Obamacare.

Leadership in both Houses of Congress are getting together to make sure Obamacare doesn’t saddle their staffs with thousand of dollars in new healthcare costs. The congresspeople are not too keen on giving up their current plans either.

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Immigration Bill Contains 400 Waivers, Exceptions and Exemptions

The issue from our perspective is not immigration per se. Our beef is with the complexity of the bill which comes in at over 800 pages. (In the end it will likely be more.) It is reportedly chock full of goodies and loopholes written by lobbyists with various agendas. I know, who would have thought?

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Roofers Union Calls For Obamacare’s Repeal

The further we go along the uglier a mess Obamacare seems to be. Yesterday we reported that Senator Baucus, a Democrat, fears that Obamacare constitutes an economic and bureaucratic “train wreck.” Now even the unions are turning on the law. Of course many  unions got waivers from the law and so are not as concerned as the roofers.

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