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ACA: Obamacare is a $1.5 trillon budget buster

The ongoing partisan back and forth over how many or few are signing up for Obamacare seems to have overshadowed the spiraling cost of this financial fiasco.

The February 2014 Congressional Budget Office report of the effect on the deficit caused by insurance coverage provisions of the Affordable Care Act now stands at $1.528 trillion over the period 2014-2024 This report includes only costs directly attributable to the insurance coverage provisions, so the total cost will soar by untold billions.

The ACA was hyped as a revenue-neutral $940 billion law that would pay for itself by raising $480 billion in

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OBAMACARE: What’s with all the delays?

To avoid another wave of health-care policy cancellations, which would devastate the Democrats prior to the 2014 midterm elections, President Obama is proposing yet another delay of the coverage mandate.

Delay after delay. The Affordable Care Act has now become a political football. Obama is the team owner and is forced to punt and play defense. The Democrats are hard-pressed to defend a bill they applauded.

I have one question for Barack Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and all the other liberal Democrats who approved this legislation. If the Affordable Care Act is so beneficial to America, why delay its

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OBAMACARE: Leftists in panic mode over CBO report

Paul Krugman’s column (TNT, 2-13) and the accompanying cartoon are simply dishonest rewrites of the Obama White House’s far-left talking points and are trying to salvage Obamacare after a devastating CBO report that determined that Obamacare would result in more lost jobs that had previously been thought.

Krugman writes, “It has always been clear that health reform will induce some Americans to work less.” Unfortunately, it can’t be both ways. Obama and most other leftists disputed the original CBO report and claimed that Obamacare would be good for the economy and jobs.

The cartoon with the Krugman column mocked

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OBAMACARE: Public needs accurate information

I remember the firm stance taken by our insurance commissioner, Mike Kreidler, against any changes to the Affordable Care Act as originally enacted, even though President Obama gave his blessing to all insurance commissioners to do so.

Kreidler insisted that insurance companies in our state would not be allowed to reinstate canceled policies. Now Kreidler has released new information pertaining to those pesky catastrophic plans that failed to meet the ACA’s original minimum standards: “Until March 31, individuals are permitted to disenroll from coverage you have previously chosen and enroll in a different plan, including a catastrophic plan …”


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ECONOMY: Big-government programs not the answer

In an attempt to change the narrative from the disastrous Obamacare rollout, President Obama and the Democrats are reaching back into their playbook to fire up the base. The “new” campaign will be about income inequality. Sound familiar?

Obama spent nearly a trillion dollars trying to create jobs and economic growth. The results? Income inequality (income gap) is worse, job creation has been modest (mostly low-paying and part-time jobs), middle-class incomes have declined and the number of people in poverty has soared.

Obama blames the Great Recession and Republican obstruction. According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, the recession

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GOP: Republicans aren’t heeding constituents

I just heard Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell declare that the Senate is broken and if Republicans win this year, he will fix it. Unbelievable!

This is the Senate Republican leader who has sponsored almost as many filibusters in four-plus years as have been done in the previous history of the country. I’d offer that as evidence of Senate wreckage. Beyond that, he stated that the Democrats are offering poll-tested ideas, as if this is weak leadership.

If Senate leaders are offering what the people would like to see, they are doing the will of the people. Republicans seem to

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OBAMACARE: President deceived the American people

With the revelation that President Obama wasn’t telling the truth when he stated, “If you like your health care plan, you can keep it,” his approval ratings have plummeted and a majority of Americans are now questioning his honesty and credibility. I would ask, where have you people been?

In the 2008 presidential primary, then Sen. Obama smeared Hillary Clinton with so many lies she finally screamed at a press conference “Shame on you, Barack Obama!” In 2009, the president stated his stimulus package needed to pass right away because there were “shovel-ready jobs” waiting to save the economy. Those

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OBAMACARE: Nothing affordable about it

The federal government is claiming that it has fixed the problem with the so-called “Affordable Care Act” by fixing the website. All it did was make it easier to get more victims of its scam.

The problem can’t be fixed; the problem is the program itself. The only way to fix the problem is to remove the problem which is the unaffordable Affordable Care Act.

Everyone already knows or at least is finding out that the ACA is not affordable. That was the first lie. And it feeds into the second lie: that people would not lose their current insurance

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