This week marks the fourth birthday of Obamacare but it's not all birthday cake and balloons-many people are not celebrating this year after the botched rollout and string of mishaps surrounding enrollment.
Nothing is merry about the fact that over six million people have lost their insurance coverage and are now struggling to find an affordable health care plan.
One group of people who certainly won't be celebrating is Millennials. Millennials are among the people most impacted by the disastrous law. They are expected to subsidize healthcare for the older and sicker generation. more >>
Details remain sketchy of the facts leading up to the crash. We really won't know what happened until someone finds the black box. I am talking about the crashing of our health care system under Obamacare. At least the Malaysian Air folks sent victim families a text.
It will be coming up on its fifth anniversary next year of ObamaCare. The traditional fifth anniversary gift is wood, so I remain hopeful we will take a wooden baseball bat to the law.
The "Affordable" Care Act was born of deception with statements like "We have to pass the bill so you can see what's in it," and "If you like your insurance and your doctor, you can keep them-period." Contrived in malice and surviving only because the media look the other way, ObamaCare is an unwieldy morass of a solution to a problem that never existed. more >>
WASHINGTON – Undeterred by heavy snowfall, supporters and opponents of Hobby Lobby's lawsuit against the Department of Health and Human Services made their presence known Tuesday morning while the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case, Kathleen Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialty Store v. Sebelius.
Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Woods are suing the federal government over the HHS' "preventive services" mandate in the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, that requires employers to provide healthcare coverage that pays for prescription birth control and abortion-inducing drugs.
The four contraceptives that Hobby Lobby is seeking exemption from covering include two types of IUDs, and Plan B and EllaOne, the morning after and week after pills, respectively, which they believe would make them complicit in abortion, a violation of their religious beliefs. more >>
WASHINGTON – Supporters of two companies suing the Health and Human Services Department over its "preventive services" mandate are "encouraged" by the responses they received from members of the U.S. Supreme Court during oral arguments.
Hobby Lobby Inc. and Conestoga Woods had their case against HHS argued on a wintry Tuesday morning before the Court.
The two companies are arguing that the HHS mandate violates their religious liberty by compelling the family owned companies to provide certain contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs that they hold moral objections to. more >>
An ailing Washington, D.C. woman who called 911 for help getting emergency medical attention said she was forced to walk away from a city ambulance and take the local Metro to a hospital after two members of D.C. Fire and EMS started a heated argument in front of her.
Rose Preston told NBC Washington that she called 911 when she thought she was having a stroke after she started feeling numbness and tingling on the left side of her face about 2:15 a.m. on March 15. Emergency workers quickly arrived and ushered her inside an ambulance. Once inside, Preston said a heated argument broke out between the two members of D.C. Fire and EMS.
"They were constantly bickering back and forth with one another, and to the point that I felt so uncomfortable," said Preston, who is also an Army veteran. "I didn't feel safe being transported by the vehicle," she said. more >>
Last December just before Christmas I took my car to a Body Shop for repairs. I received an estimate, which gave me an idea of how much I would be charged. My insurance company also gave me a clear quotation on how much they would cover. Once the repairs were completed, I received an itemized receipt showing exactly what I paid for parts and labor. The process was expensive, but it was not difficult to understand.
Healthcare, however, is an entirely different matter. Once we learn we need a procedure or a test, we often have very little idea what we will actually end up paying for it. This is true whether it is a diagnostic or preventative procedure like a colonoscopy or an MRI or a treatment, like chemotherapy or surgery.
Although we receive an explanation of the charges afterwards, it is often impossible to know what our insurance will or will not cover – until doctors are done negotiating with the provider. This situation makes it virtually impossible for healthcare consumers to comparison shop. In almost any other industry, the ability of consumers to compare prices leads to competition, and competition drives prices down. But for most of us, the prices of medical procedures remain a mystery. more >>