LIbEralS

Saint Louis, MO

#156 Aug 22, 2013
Bushwhacked wrote:
So, the UNIVERSITY cuts costs and being a fair minded guy, you blame someone else ??? Wow !? Oh right, the cheated Hostess workers should work for less $$$ than agreed upon, too....
Nice to pretend to have a point, but when it's up to money.... you're clearly clueless, sonny.
THE SKY IS FALLING !!!!
THE SKY IS FALLING !!!!
THE SKY IS FALLING !!!!
Hey, I'm ONLY relaying reported news.

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LIbEralS

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#157 Aug 22, 2013
sickofslew wrote:
nonsense again.
I agree, just a lot of progressive nonsense.

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LIbEralS

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#158 Aug 23, 2013
Delta Air Lines has issued an urgent warning about the impact of ObamaCare, claiming the law's implementation will contribute to a roughly $100 million increase in health care costs next year alone.

http://www.redstate.com/2013/08/21/delta-airl...

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LIbEralS

Saint Paul, MN

#160 Aug 26, 2013
ObamaCare's architects reap windfall as Washington lobbyists:

ObamaCare has become big business for an elite network of Washington lobbyists and consultants who helped shape the law from the inside.

More than 30 former administration officials, lawmakers and congressional staffers who worked on the healthcare law have set up shop on K Street since 2010.

Read more: http://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/318577...
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LIbEralS

Saint Paul, MN

#162 Aug 27, 2013

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LIbEralS

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#166 Aug 28, 2013
U.S. delays deadline for finalizing Obamacare health plans:

The Obama administration has delayed a step crucial to the launch of the new healthcare law, the signing of final agreements with insurance plans to be sold on federal health insurance exchanges starting October 1.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/28/us-...

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LIbEralS

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#168 Aug 29, 2013
Republicans have long blamed President Obama's signature health care initiative for increasing insurance costs, dubbing it the "Unaffordable Care Act."

Turns out, they might be right.

On average, a worker paid between $862 and $1,065 per year for single coverage in 2013, according to Kaiser's numbers. For the average family plan, defined as a family of four, insurance cost between $4,226 and $5,284.

Fewer than half of all families and only a third of single workers would qualify for enough Obamacare tax subsidies to pay within or below those averages next year.

http://www.nationaljournal.com/domesticpolicy...

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goose

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#169 Aug 29, 2013
No "might be right" about it.
The end goal is single payer, government run!
Where has that ever been cost effective!

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LIbEralS

Saint Paul, MN

#171 Aug 31, 2013
If you think health care is expensive now, wait until it's free:

"There's going to be taxes on insurance. Taxes on drugs. Taxes on medical devices. All of that is getting passed through to the prices people have to pay either for direct services or their insurance premiums."

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/08/30/fr...

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#173 Sep 3, 2013
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union DUMPS the AFL-CIO over OBAMACARE:

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union, which boasts roughly 40,000 members, has formally announced its decision to cut ties with the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), one of the largest private sector unions in the U.S.
“It is with regret but resolve that we have come to the point where the International Longshore and Warehouse Union must cut formal ties with the AFL-CIO,” ILWU International President Robert McEllrath wrote in an Aug. 29 letter to AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka.

The letter listed two major reasons for the group’s decision: the AFL-CIO’s support for both the Affordable Care Act and the U.S. Senate immigration reform bill.

“We feel the Federation has done a great disservice to the labor movement and all working people,” McEllrath wrote.

http://www.labornotes.org/2013/08/longshore-u...

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LIbEralS

Saint Paul, MN

#174 Sep 4, 2013
“unconscionable”“blatant misuse of federal dollars”

A proposed $8.7 million TV advertising campaign to promote ObamaCare in the lead-up to a key launch date is being targeted by Sen. Marco Rubio, who calls the effort a “blatant misuse of federal dollars.”


The Florida Republican said Tuesday that such spending is “unconscionable,” considering the uncertainty of the law and urged the Department of Health and Human Services to halt the spending.

“Until critical questions can be answered regarding the availability and type of health insurance to be provided by ObamaCare, it is unconscionable to spend taxpayer dollars to promote and advertise ObamaCare plans that have yet to be finalized,” Rubio wrote in the Sept. 3 letter to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/09/04/ru...

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Saint Paul, MN

#176 Sep 4, 2013
A local report from Green Bay, Wisconsin says that health care premiuns could increase up to 125 percent because of Obamacare:

"Half a million Wisconsinites will soon have to open up their pocket books for health care coverage," says a local anchor. "And new estimates show, it may be costly.... The state's office of the commissioner of insurance released estimates of how premium rates for individuals will be changing under the Affordable Care Act."

The second anchor adds, "Yeah, for people who have no insurance or who may not have insurance those numbers show a wide range of increases- from 10-percent on the low end to as much as 125-percent. And with the requirement for individuals to have insurance set to start in less than a month, the law remains controversial."

Adds the reporter, "According to the state's office of the commissioner of insurance, there will be drastic premium increases as a result. The office compiled date from 8 cities for $2,000 deductible plans for three different age groups. The study did not include the numbers of actual estimated costs, only percentages. In Appleton a 21-year-old's cost would increase 54- percent, a 40-year-old's about 37-percent, and a 63- year-old's about 32-percent."

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#177 Sep 4, 2013
I could of swore that the media said that this wasn't happening...

RICHARD TRUMKA, PRESIDENT AFL-CIO: The Affordable Care Act does need some modifications to it, because as it does right now, what's happening is, you have employers that the law says if you pay your, if your employees work 30 hours or more a week, you've got to give them healthcare. So they're restructuring their workforce to give workers 29 and a half hours so they don't have to provide them healthcare. They’re also doing some taxing to nonprofit plans to pay for for-profit plans.

Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/20...

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#178 Sep 4, 2013
Sinking to NEW LOWS - if that is possible.

Super Bowl champion Ravens to promote ObamaCare in Md.(video)

It’s the first official partnership formed with a sports franchise to encourage participation in President Obama’s signature healthcare law.

The White House had sought national partnerships on ObamaCare with the NBA and the NFL, but both leagues backed away under pressure from congressional Republicans.

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/healthwatch/health-r...
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LIbEralS

Saint Paul, MN

#179 Sep 5, 2013
None of this is new, and it's why we had to "pass the bill to see what's in the bill".

Obamacare Increases Tax Rates 12 Times More than Romneycare:

From a tax perspective, the Affordable Care Act is in a different league than the Massachusetts health reform law passed in 2006.

The Affordable Care Act was intended to expand the fraction of the United States population covered by health insurance. The law includes taxes on employers and various implicit taxes on employees that go into effect over the next two years. Economic theory suggests that such taxes will contract the labor market in an amount commensurate with the amount of the new taxes.

The federal government and other advocates of Obamacare have dismissed concerns that the coming labor market contraction would be significant, or even noticeable, by pointing to Massachusetts’s experience with its so-called Romneycare system, also designed to expand insurance coverage. Because the Massachusetts labor market did not noticeably contract relative to the rest of the nation after its system went into effect, an official of the federal Department of Health and Human Services told The Washington Examiner that the experience in Massachusetts suggested “that the health care law will improve the affordability and accessibility of health care without significantly affecting the labor market.”

http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/09/04/...

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bill

Minneapolis, MN

#180 Sep 5, 2013
LIbEralS wrote:
Patients see higher bills after doctors sell practices:
CNBC dances all around the fact that OBAMACARE and government over-regulation is causing all of this.
In a new report, Wolters Kluwer Health found that 34 percent of doctors said that over the next three to five years they would be "exploring different business models," which could include "mergers [or] becoming part of a hospital system."
In June, PwC's Health Research Institute projected a "historic slowdown" in the growth of health-care spending in 2014, saying medical inflation was likely to rise just 6.5 percent over 2013's costs.
However, PwC cited two inflationary trends swimming against that current: the increasing costs of specialty drugs, and what was termed "industry consolidation."
"Over half of hospitals plan to acquire physicians practices in 2014," PwC noted. "Studies suggest that consolidation in concentrated markets can drive prices up as much as 20 percent."
http://www.cnbc.com/id/100911258... |mod&ticket=ST-9150-YfPhlL UXOVolwVmobjpKFweikvxTmccCeEb- 20&rememberMe=null
What difference does it make that democrats once again backstabbed even their own voters."THey have short memories" "Dont beleive the democrats they are liberal mischief makers with the truth" Letter write in the late 1970s and the first time I read something like that. THe writer knew what he was talking about.

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#181 Sep 6, 2013
Obama uses secure White House bunker... to fight Obamacare battle!

On August 21, the day of Syria’s alleged chemical weapons attack, President Barack Obama called senior aides together into the White House’s secure, high-tech, national security “Situation Room” to discuss….Obamacare.

The White House released an official photograph of the meeting, which had been scheduled before the apparent massacre, on its Flickr stream. It shows the president at the head of the table in the basement nerve center’s main conference room, apparently addressing officials on various video-conference screens.

That Aug. 21 meeting highlights how the Administration has been using a secure facility originally designed to manage the government response to natural disasters or terrorist attacks, or oversee military operations, for purposes unrelated to national security.

READ MORE about this moron at:
http://news.yahoo.com/-obama-bends-%E2%80%98w...

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Saint Paul, MN

#182 Sep 8, 2013
Yet ANOTHER Thank You to OBAMA:

Citing costs, IBM to move retirees off health plan

In notices signed by Chief Health Director Kyu Rhee, IBM has told retirees in recent weeks that to keep receiving coverage, they will need to pick a plan offered through Extend Health, a large private Medicare exchange run by New York-based Towers Watson & Co.

"Cost increases under our current retirement group health care plan are no longer sustainable for you," IBM said in the notices. "Health care costs under IBM's current plan options for Medicare eligible retirees will nearly triple by 2020, significantly impacting your premium and out of pocket costs," the notice said.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/09/07/ibm-to-m...

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LIbEralS

Saint Paul, MN

#183 Sep 8, 2013
YOUR medical from the Post Office will be next Slew.

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Saint Paul, MN

#185 Sep 9, 2013
SNEAKY IRS to hammer small businesses:

Beginning Oct. 1, any business with at least one employee and $500,000 in annual revenue must notify all employees by letter about the Affordable Care Act’s health-care exchanges, or face up to a $100-per-day fine. The requirement applies to any business regulated under the Fair Labor Standards Act, regardless of size. Going forward, letters are to be distributed to any new hires within 14 days of their starting date, according to the Department of Labor.

Read more: http://smallbusiness.foxbusiness.com/legal-hr...

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