4:38 PM, Oct 23, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
A Georgia man confronted Georgia Democratic Senate candidate Michelle Nunn over the rising cost his health care plan because of Obamacare:
"This is an issue," Nunn concedes.
"It's huge," says the man pointing to his bill. "It went from $683.64 to $1,294.58 in just a few more days."
A male aide then intervenes to ask a female aide to get the man's information.
"I think this is kind of thing we need to work to remedy," Nunn says.
"You've got to do something about it," the man says, pointing a finger at Nunn. "Because people that I'm taking care of, if they're losing their insurance, it's going to get harder and harder."
"I totally agree," says Nunn.
9:29 AM, Oct 22, 2014 • By JERYL BIER
Healthcare.gov continues to prepare for open enrollment beginning on November 15, hoping to avoid a repeat of the disastrous launch in 2013. Apparently the preparations include extra "scheduled" maintenance. Wednesday morning, the site displayed a message reading, "The system isn’t available right now.
9:43 PM, Oct 20, 2014 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
Given that the Democrats are in total disarray heading into November, it's not surprising liberal groups are making all sorts of dire warning about how it will rain brimstone when the GOP takes control of the Senate. However, this item from MoveOn.org really takes the cake:
If they seize control of the Senate this November, Republicans will use a little-known tool called “reconciliation” to get their way. Robert Reich explains in this new video from MoveOn.org. Please watch and share widely.
6:30 AM, Oct 19, 2014 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
In the wake of their passage of Obamacare, the Democrats have repeatedly claimed two things: Republicans don’t have an alternative, and in any case the health care debate is over. But a Washington Post editorial published Saturday makes it clear that neither of these claims is true.
7:53 AM, Oct 17, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
One health insurer in Minnesota, once the top seller on the state' s Obamacare-mandated exchange, is expected to raise its premiums between 40 and 60 percent. Small-business health insurance rates are also expected to go up in Minnesota. KSTP-TV reports the story:
The voters haven’t changed their minds.Oct 27, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 07 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
A Gallup survey earlier this month showing that Americans oppose Obamacare by a margin of 53 to 41 percent was the 150th poll listed by Real Clear Politics during President Obama’s second term to find Obamacare unpopular. The number that found it to be popular was zero.
12:16 PM, Oct 14, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Valerie Richardson of the Washington Times reports:
Those planning to purchase health insurance on the Obamacare exchange will soon find out how much rates have increased — after the Nov. 4 election.
10:45 AM, Oct 14, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Virginia senator Mark Warner claimed he did not offer a federal judgeship to the daughter of a Democratic state senator who was about to resign, but he did admit that they "brainstormed" about the idea.
8:01 AM, Oct 14, 2014 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
Analysis of Congressional Budget Office projections by the Senate Budget Committee finds that Obamacare will increase the deficit by more than $100 billion over the next decade.
It’s not over yet. Oct 20, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 06 • By MICHAEL ASTRUE
President Obama has had to acknowledge two big lies of the Affordable Care Act: (1) You could keep your health insurance plan; and (2) the HealthCare.gov website would be fully operational at launch. Unless he acts with urgency, he will also be forced to apologize for assuring us that personal data received by the Department of Health and Human Services are secure.
2:43 PM, Oct 9, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
In a few minutes, Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes of Kentucky will meet with the editorial board of the Courier-Journal in Louisville.
10:07 AM, Oct 9, 2014 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
In 2009, Walmart, the left-wing think tank Center for American Progress, and the Service Employees International Union, wrote a pro-Obamacare letter touting “the promise of reduced health care cost increases” that would come from “health care reform.” Walmart and friends wrote
7:02 AM, Oct 1, 2014 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
A new poll finds that three-fifths of likely voters support the repeal of Obamacare. A large plurality — 44 percent — wants to see Obamacare repealed and replaced with a conservative alternative. A much smaller group —16 percent — wants to see it repealed but not replaced. Less than one in three respondents — 32 percent — would like to keep Obamacare, whether in its current form or in amended form. So, with a conservative alternative in play, 60 percent of Americans support repeal, while only 32 percent oppose it.