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Americans’ out-of-pocket spending increases under Obamacare

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American health care is the one of the most highly regulated industries in the country, which is the primary reason why it has become so expensive, but progressives’ “solution” to high health care costs is always more government regulation It turns out there is little that is “affordable” regarding the Affordable Care Act. The law that has been nicknamed after the president continues to ravage both the health care industry in general and Americans’ pocket books. What’s more, the administration’s claim that health care costs are falling is premised on a misconception (surprise!). But as Merrill Matthews of the Institute ...

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Obamacare regs are killing small businesses, where most job growth occurs

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No, small business owners, you’re not crazy: Obamacare has not lowered your health expenditures By Richard W. Black “If you like your health care plan, you can keep it,” was named the PolitiFact Lie of the Year for 2013. “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor,” was probably a close second. But of course, the lies of Obamacare continue to pile up while the program limps along. One theory behind all the mandate exemptions, waivers and delays in implementation issued by Obama is that his administration is cynically attempting to run out the clock so that The One can claim ...

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Most Americans think the Obama administration is just incompetent

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Polls are polls and media bias is media bias, but sometimes facts can be inconvenient things for the uber-partisan Liberals will dismiss a new survey as politically slanted because of the news agency – Fox News – that conducted it, but it nevertheless contained some pretty telling results in the context of other data that cannot be attributed to media partisanship. According to the survey, majorities of voters still believe the country is mired in recession, that terrorists are residing among us, and rate the Obama White House as just incompetent when it comes to governing. Six in 10 voters ...

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Your E.R. wait time is still high, thanks to Obamacare

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Republicans need to stop offering to “fix Obamacare” and instead focus on dismantling Obamacare As conservatives of the Affordable Care Act are well aware, the law was supposed to be all things to health care, all the time. The reality, however, has been that Obamacare has been a resounding failure as public policy, evidenced most recently by the crumbling failure of the state exchanges and enrollment figures that fall well below that of its original goal of 100 percent (the lie that everyone will be covered now). Another failed goal of the law was its promise to reduce congestion – ...

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Veterans should have choice in healthcare options

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When the federal government finally controls all health care and there are no more “private” options, every hospital will operate like those belonging to the Veterans Administration By John Wood In the aftermath of the VA scandal of 2014, wherein it was discovered that veterans dependent on healthcare through the Veterans Administration were suffering from intolerably long waits for care, even dying in some case while officials in the VA concealed the agency’s neglect of patients, many changes were made to the VA system, both in areas of personnel and practice. But while funding has been added to the VA via ...

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Vaccinating children should be a parent’s choice

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The recent measles outbreak has caused consternation among Americans who believe vaccinating children should be mandatory, but parents and some doctors are pushing back saying that vaccines have never safe 100 percent of the time The debate over whether to mandate vaccinations for children and adults has reached a new level in the ever-tolerant, pro-choice enclave of California, as evidenced by a new measure that would remove choice from, and tolerate no more, parents who have religious or moral objections to them. As reported by Fox News, California lawmakers on Wednesday advanced a measure that would require schoolchildren in the ...

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No, Obamacare is not lowering your insurance premiums

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Health insurance premiums and deductibles continue to rise, thanks to Obamacare, and there is no indication that dynamic will change anytime soon – thanks to Democrats and an activist president who refuses to acknowledge the damage the law has done to working class Americans By Derek Sun The numbers of people enrolled in Obamacare continue to climb, with the higher numbers covered by the Affordable Care Act used as a measure of success of the law. Obamacare’s fans insist that the ever-rising numbers of American using Obamacare prove definitively that healthcare quality is improving, premiums are going down, and the overall cost of ...

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