Black Friday marks the official start of Christmas shopping season. Unfortunately, there's always that one present under the tree you wish you hadn't received. The ugly sweater from Aunt Bertha that itches or the gym membership implying that Santa thinks you're fat (talk about the pot calling the kettle black). And then, under every American's tree this year, is the gift that keeps on giving, from the taker who keeps on taking: The President's present of Obamacare.
On the first day of Christmas, Obama gave to me: Higher medical costs. The biggest reason for the rise in the price of modern health care is the cost of modern medicine, including medical devices like MRI machines that can cost over a million dollars. Obamacare, in its infinite wisdom, puts a special tax on medical devices. It's a cost that will undoubtedly be passed on to the consumer. Thanks, Obama!
On the second day of Christmas, Obama gave to me: A more powerful Internal Revenue Service. Everyone's favorite government workers are the tax collectors – as popular now as they were in Biblical times – and so we can be grateful this Christmas that Obama put them in charge of much of Obamacare. My fellow conservatives can sleep easy knowing that the IRS has at least never played politics with its power. more >>
As we experience more of the unpleasant realities of the Affordable Care Act, Americans are questioning, finally, the forthrightness and honesty of their president in his selling of this law.
As millions of individual health insurance policies are cancelled, it is transparent that the president distorted the truth when he told Americans, " if you like your plan you can keep it."
But misrepresentation goes beyond how a particular feature of the law was sold. It also applies to the selling of what this whole law was supposed to be about. more >>
Gabriel Granados, 53, suffered a massive electric shock while working at a construction site in 2011 that left him so badly burned doctors were forced to cut off both his hands below the elbow. Thanks to the marvel of modern medicine, however, Granados is sporting a new pair of arms and hands he got last May.
"This is wonderful that after being without hands for some time, all of a sudden I see new hands," said Granados, an agent in the financial unit of Mexico City's prosecutors' office in a MailOnline report.
At the time of the accident in January 2011, Granados was instructing a group of construction workers who were building a fence and he had no idea what danger was waiting for him in the area. more >>
A recently released poll regarding the Department of Health and Human Services' "Preventive Services" mandate has found that nearly 60 percent of likely American voters oppose the measure.
In a survey of 801 likely American voters conducted November 18-20, WPA Opinion Research found that 51 percent of respondents "strongly oppose" the HHS mandate, while 8 percent "somewhat oppose" it.
On the other end, 28 percent of respondents "strongly support" the HHS mandate, 7 percent "somewhat support" it, and 6 percent were undecided. more >>
Organizing for Action, President Barack Obama's campaign organization, has begun a social media campaign encouraging its supporters to talk about the Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare," during the Thanksgiving holiday.
The campaign mostly seems designed to encourage parents to get their adult children without employer-provided health insurance to sign up for health insurance on the ACA's exchanges. At BarackObama.com, OFA's website, supporters can watch a video and learn about the suggested four steps for encouraging family members to sign up.
Step one is to "send a packing list" so that their children will bring what they need to sign up for health insurance on the ACA website, healthcare.gov, such as their social security number and pay stubs or W-2, when they arrive for Thanksgiving. more >>
Benjamin Scot Miller filmed his son's first year, and this touching story has gone viral on YouTube. Born prematurely, Ward Miles was too small for his mother to hold, and even when she could hold him, he needed a complex medical apparatus to stay alive.
"He was born way too early, and the obstacles he had to overcome were really big, but not bigger than our God," Miller wrote about the video. He posted it last Friday, on his wife, Lyndsey's, birthday, "as a gift to her." The video has since found more than 4.7 million views, with nearly 37,000 "likes."
"This is a story of a mother's love for her baby," Miller wrote. The video opens on July 20, 2012, four days after Ward's birth, when Lyndsey finally got to hold him. Born over three months premature, Ward weighed just under 1.5 pounds four days after birth. more >>