Good Point –Courtesy of Debbie Ellis@Facebook
Good Point –Courtesy of Debbie Ellis@Facebook
(Daily Caller) The Obama administration has quickly converted the U.S. Supreme Ct’s Hobby Lobby decision into a campaign issue, calling on Congress to continue providing abortion-related drugs to Women who work for Catholic employers.
The chances of such a measure ever becoming law zero–the cynical opportunity to raise campaign contributions and attempt to make this a wedge issue going into the midterms–priceless but so very predictable for liberals that can’t come up with any new or original campaign ideas.
In related Hobby Lobby news that Obama Won’t Tell You and Liberals Don’t Want You to Know:
H/T: The Daily Signal
(CNA) On Monday, in a 5-4 vote the Supreme Court said that closely held corporations can not be required to provide contraception coverage to their employees which they determine to be objectionable based on the religious beliefs–definitely is a victory for Christian principles and that all five of these votes came entirely by Men speaks volumes about the (so called) ‘War on Women’ which our country is currently embroiled.
Yesterday’s decision reminds us that Women’s health–and by this I mean more than merely contraceptive coverage–is not just a Woman’s issue. Yesterday’s decision affects both Women and Men because procreation necessarily involves Women and Men and because conscience protection is not gender specific nor is it a partisan issue.
The Truth Is: We gave up mutual responsibility for procreation long ago when we praised the birth-control pill for giving Women a ‘new found freedom’ and power over their fertility, when we wildly accepted, nay, promoted sex outside of marriage, when we made abortion about ‘a Women’s right to choose’ we surrendered something quite difficult to get back–shared responsibility for what our bodies are made to do when we have sex namely, to create life.
Even though it takes two to make a baby, we have given Men the ability to opt out of parental responsibility if they choose. The forms of contraception covered by ObamaCare, all depend necessarily on the Woman’s faithful use of these devices not the Man’s. Male condoms are not covered by ObamaCare also not covered are methods that both beget appreciation for the wonder that is the female reproductive system and require mutual responsibility like natural family planning or other fertility awareness methods…
Full article here by Jennifer Manning, Catholic Womanhood
Overall, 80% wanted to receive cost estimates but unfortunately according to Payers & Providers few receive any meaningful costs estimates in advance.
Flashback: Remember when Obama/Biden claimed that your healthcare costs “will go down by as much as $2500 per year.”
Nationally in smaller states, 60% of Americans particularly those in the West are reporting an increased in healthcare costs.
(Daily Signal) In April, Obama claimed the ACA had met its goal of 7 Million sign-ups and costs were lower than expected, however these claims were quickly cast in doubt when rhetoric was confronted with facts which left one scratching their heads, does Obama even know what the facts are or just says whatever is written on his teleprompter?
Many however in the dinosaur media were just willing to accept the selectively released Obama Administration talking points, despite the White House often times providing inaccurate or incomplete information about HealthCare.gov
Flashback: Remember back in 2007 when Democrats led by then House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and New York Sen Hillary Clinton were pushing the notion that we needed universal single payer health care (what subsequently dwarfed into the ObamaCare maze a few years later) to insure the allegedly 47 Million uninsured.
Subsequently in July 2009 Obama using the Nancy Pelosi and Hillary Clinton data, reiterated those same talking points in a nationally televised press conference, claiming that there are 47 Million Americans without health insurance.
This now begs the question of how is it that ObamaCare is working so well when so many fewer having signed up for health insurance than those 47 Million Americans that Democrats claimed were without health insurance and would run to become insured if only government would make health insurance available to all?
Last week, Democrats on the House Oversight and Govt Reform Committee released a fact sheet using data from 13 insurance companies and claimed actual initial health exchange enrollments exceeded insurance company projections by 4% or 3,785,753
“This result was achieved despite significant challenges with federal and state websites,” Rep Elijah Cummings (D-MD) said.
Obama’s claims of 7 or is it 8 Million newly insured or the House Democrats claims of 3.78 Million newly insured remains far short of their initial stated goal.
Which leaves one asking: What is ObamaCare success, when Democrats keep moving the goal posts?
In August 2012 California’s Debt Per-Person was $10,350 Today, California’s Debt Per-Person is $11,058 and Growing by the Minute
(Sac Bee) As Billions of dollars flow into State of California coffers, the money is burning a hole in the pockets of Democrat lawmakers, who just can’t wait to go on a new spending spree.
Uhm, I have a suggestion–Maybe it would be a good idea to pay down California’s $419,680,325,000+ rapidly expanding deficit, together with making-up for the $31 Billion shortfall discovered following a recent audit and set aside funds to finance ‘Covered California’ $78 Million deficit forecast for next year?
(The Fiscal Times) One of the Obama Administration and Democrats major selling points of the new health care law was that “ObamaCare is projected to cut the national deficit by over $200 Billion during its first 10 years and over $1 Trillion over the next two decades…” however not according to the Congressional Budget Office.
In a little noticed footnote first reported this week by Roll Call updating estimates of the effects of insurance coverage provisions of the law, the agency headed by Douglas Elmendorf acknowledged, that neither the CBO nor the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) could determine precisely how scores of provisions–would impact on longterm government spending.
“CBO and JCT can no longer determine how the provisions of the ACA that are not related to the expansion of health insurance coverage have affected their projections of direct spending and revenues,” the CBO wrote. “The provisions that expanded coverage established entirely new programs or components of programs…Isolating the incremental effects of those provisions on previously existing programs and revenues four years after enactment of the ACA is not possible.”
As the Roll Call story noted, the CBO based its original estimates of long-term deficit reduction on the assumption that ObamaCare which included Medicare cuts and numerous new taxes would be implemented as written, that was before a blizzard of Obama Administration changes and delays in deadlines of the implementation of the health care law.
(NY Times) Many employers (job creators) thought they may be able to hold on to employees by shifting the costs of health insurance premiums to them by providing their workers with a tax-free contribution so they could buy their own health insurance wherever they may please–what could be wrong with that?
Not so fast according to the Obama Administration which has nixed this plan in a new IRS ruling that forbids employers from dumping their employees into the ObamaCare exchanges by levying a $100 a day fine ($36,500 annually) for every employee that is provided money to purchase their own health insurance–thereby raising the costs on businesses to actually maintain employment levels.
“For decades, employers have been assisting employees by reimbursing them for their health insurance premiums and out-of-pocket costs,” said Andrew Biebl, a partner in CliftonLarsonAllen, LLPAccountants based in Milwaukee. “The new federal ruling eliminates many of these arrangements by imposing an unusual punitive penalty.”
Raising the costs and regulations on American businesses does not incentivize companies to add more jobs or increase wages, according to a recent Congressional Budget Office report on ObamaCare which confirmed what many of us had already believed, that the ACA is having a tremendously negative impact on economic growth.
Besides the latest IRS regulatory burden that ObamaCare will have on economic growth and opportunity, the Natl Federation of Independent Business Research Foundation estimates the ObamaCare ‘Health Ins Tax’ will result in a further reduction in private sector employment of 152,000 to 286,000 jobs, with California being hit the hardest and a loss of between $20 to $33 Billion of economic activity by 2022
When even the Federal Reserve admits that ObamaCare is hurting the economy, its long past time that it must be repealed.