Category Archives: Insurance BS

INSURANCE COMPANIES DESERVE OBAMACARE

In my latest column for the American Spectator, I discuss the Faustian bargain made by the insurance industry with the White House. The former should have read the fine print before they agreed to spend hundreds of millions pimping Obamacare: The latest attempt by the Obama administration to avoid the consequences of its inept implementation [...]

DONNA BRAZILE CAN’T FIGURE OUT WHY HER INSURANCE PREMIUMS WENT UP … LOL

These tweets from Democrat consultant and Obamacare supporter will be an excellent source of Schadenfreude:   Everyone in the galaxy understands that Obamacare is already driving health insurance premiums through the roof. Apparently, however, Ms. Brazile didn’t get the memo. Many more Obamacare supporters will also be waking up and smelling the coffee. The knuckleheads [...]

PERRY BECOMES THE LATEST GOVERNOR TO TELL HHS TO SHOVE OBAMACARE

Like Bobby Jindal, Rick Scott, Scott Walker, and a growing number of additional state governors, Rick Perry has told HHS Commissar Sebelius that Texas won’t be creating a state-based insurance exchange or expanding Medicaid. His letter puts it as follows: Neither a ‘state’ exchange’ nor the expansion of Medicaid under the Orwellian-named PPACA would result [...]

THE STATES CAN STILL KILL OBAMCARE

My column in today’s American Spectator discusses the possibility that the states can cause ObamaCare to die on the vine by refusing to set up its insurance exchanges: Although the voters can put an end to the madness on November 6, the states don’t need to wait until Election Day to take aim at ObamaCare’s [...]

FEDS PUNISH CITIZENS FOR CHOOSING NOT TO GO ON MEDICARE

The Medicare program has an unfunded liability exceeding $30 trillion (yes trillion, with a T). So, you’d think that our masters in Washington would be happy if some citizens chose to save the taxpayers money by opting out of Medicare when they reach Social Security age. Unfortunately, as Quin Hillyer reports, that’s not how the [...]

MS. FLUKE OUT OF LUCK ON GEORGETOWN CONTRACEPTION CRUSADE

It would appear that the people who run Georgetown University have the courage to stand up to faux feminist Sandra Fluke, the fraudulent “news” media and the flim flam man who occupies the oval office: Today, Georgetown University President John J. DeGoia released the following letter, in which he explained that the university would not cave to pressure [...]

HSIEH: DON’T BLAME CAPITALISM FOR HIGH HEALTH INSURANCE COSTS

Over at The Undercurrent, Paul Hsieh has a good column about the high cost of benefit mandates that states—and now the feds—impose on health insurance carriers: State regulators currently require health insurers to include numerous “mandatory benefits,” whether customers wish to purchase them or not. The exact mandatory benefits vary from state to state, but might include [...]

ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER OCARE CLUSTER

This time, the problem is ObamaCare’s “firewall,?  a feature that denies subsidies to workers whose employers offer affordable coverage. In other words, if your company offers a plan with premiums that total less than 9.5 percent of your income, you’re SOL on subsidies: The problem is a huge headache for the Obama administration and congressional [...]

OBAMA’S TALE ABOUT HIS MOTHER’S HEALTH INSURANCE WOES TURNS OUT TO BE FICTION

One of the President’s ostensible reasons for being passionate about health reform involved his mother’s alleged battles with her health insurance carrier about coverage for the illness that eventually killed her. One minor problem: It appears that a significant portion of this tale is fiction: I remember in the last month of her life, she wasn’t thinking [...]

VIDEO: OBAMA’S HEALTH CARE CZAR RAKED OVER THE COALS BY REP. TOM PRICE, M.D.

Yesterday, Tom Price, M.D. (R-GA) questioned Donald Berwick, recess-appointed administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, at a hearing in the House Committee on Ways & Means. And Dr. Price was none too gentle about it. He pressed him especially hard on the promise that Americans could keep coverage that they like under ObamaCare. Berwick’s [...]