A majority of Americans are now opposed to Obamacare (which has the euphemistic title of the "Affordable Care Act"), even those who supported it earlier. Once the program began, sticker shock set in.
Long before any of us heard of Obamacare, P.J. O'Rourke famously said: If you think health care is expensive now, wait until it's free.
Particularly painful to watch is a recent video of the candid reactions of employees of a small business in Pennsylvania. A TV crew captured the initial response a handful of workers had to finding out what Obamacare meant to them personally. more >>
Check out this adorable video of singing animals. After watching it, don't be surprised if you have a sudden urge to sign up for "Obamacare."
The video was produced by Enroll America, a nonprofit group created to encourage people to sign up for the new health insurance plans available under "Obamacare."
Which ad campaign do you think will have more success at getting people enrolled: the singing animals, or the "pajama boy" ad? Let me know in the comments below. more >>
On Super Bowl Sunday, NFL stars tweeted their support for the Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare," following the advice of a White House liaison, Kyle Lierman.
"Football fans, hope you're getting ready for Super Bowl XLVII, don't forget you can #getcovered at healthcare.gov," tweeted Brendon Ayanbadejo, former linebacker for last year's Super Bowl champs, the Baltimore Ravens. His first attempt only got 8 "retweets" and 5 "favorites."
Lierman, a White House Office of Public Engagement liaison, drafted that tweet and others, in an email to the NFL Players Association obtained by The Washington Free Beacon. "When folks tweet this out if they or you email me with their handle I can flag it for the @whitehouse and our other twitter handles to be retweeted, etc.," the liaison wrote. more >>
There will be about two million fewer American workers by 2017 because of the Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare," a Congressional Budget Office report released Tuesday finds.
Overall, employment is expected to increase, though not as much as it would if the ACA had never become law. The job losses will increase to 2.5 million by 2021.
The estimate is for full-time employment, the report notes. Some of the losses will lead to unemployment while some of the losses will translate to part-time employment. more >>
A North Carolina woman claims to have seen heaven and spoken to Jesus during the time she was pronounced clinically dead while she underwent surgery to remove her appendix.
"My heart must have stopped during surgery," said Debbie Cain, reports North Carolina FOX 8. "I started feeling this love from within, it was warm and as the light I saw started clearing through, I saw Jesus standing there. He looked down at me and without saying a word, He told me, 'Not now my child.' The next thing I knew, I was waking up in a recovery room."
Before her surgery, Cain says she was not religious, however, following her near death experience, she says she no longer doubts the existence of God and heaven. more >>
The World Health Organization has alarmed the international community with a new report on cancer rates around the world, warning of an incoming "tidal wave" of cancer that will be a human disaster unless urgent efforts are taken against it.
The report, based on the latest statistics on trends in cancer incidence and mortality worldwide, "reveals how the cancer burden is growing at an alarming pace and emphasizes the need for urgent implementation of efficient prevention strategies to curb the disease," according to a press release.
Dr. Bernard Stewart from the University of New South Wales in Australia, one of the editors of the report, noted that prevention had a "crucial role in combating the tidal wave of cancer which we see coming across the world," according to BBC News. more >>