Not as deft as Carney’s skillet flipping abilities.
7:18 AM, Apr 22, 2014 • By WHITNEY BLAKE
A few months ago when Obamacare was in free fall, many were left scratching their heads when the Democrats were touting stay-at-home motherhood as one of the perks of Obamacare.
Forget shattering the glass ceiling; instead Obamacare was going to afford women the opportunity to do what they really wanted -- stay home with their kids. There was even the implication that women should be doing this instead of remaining “job-locked” -- a much touted, terrible condition from which women everywhere needed rescuing. Here’s Joe Biden on The View back in February:
How many of you are single women with children in a dead-end job, you're there because of your health insurance. You would rather have the opportunity to spend the next couple of years with your child until they get -- if that was your choice, until they get into primary school. You're now trapped in that job because if you leave, you lose your health insurance. Now you’ll be able to make an independent choice: Do you want to stay in that job and still have health insurance, or do you want to stay in that job even though you can get health insurance absent that job? It gives women a great deal more freedom.
Put aside the fact that liberals never cite the virtues of stay-at-home motherhood and mock those who dare say that women can’t “have it all” or those who actually choose and enjoy homemaking. After all, the White House was desperate at the time to invent any positives about Obamacare in the face of rising premiums and deductibles, smaller networks, and plan cancellations.
Who were all these desperate, destitute moms that would love to stay at home, if only they could buy their own health insurance? We never really found out.
But it turns out more women actually have been staying at home over the last few years, the overall majority of them by choice. From USA Today:
A new survey by the Pew Research Center finds that the percentage of mothers of children under 18 who don't work outside the home has risen over the past decade to 29% in 2012, up from 23% in 1999. Two-thirds of them are "traditional" married stay-at-home mothers with working husbands, but a growing number are unmarried.
1:12 PM, Apr 21, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
Back when the Obama administration needed a little help selling the Affordable Care Act, (then) HHS Secretary Sebelius made a few calls. Friendly, no doubt, in tone, suggesting that a contribution might be helpful.
9:54 AM, Apr 21, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
The Affordable Care Act was designed and written chiefly by lawyers – Congress is full of them and if you throw a rock in Washington, you’ll hit one – so it is not so very surprising that among its effects is a trend among doctors to work fast and bill by the hour.
7:07 AM, Apr 21, 2014 • By JAY COST
Since Obamacare “hit” its “enrollment” “target,” Democrats, liberals, and their friends in the press have enjoyed some old-fashioned taunting of Republicans. This would be justifiable if a.) Republicans had destroyed the website that needed fixing or b.) predicted that nobody would sign up for the program in the first place.
9:52 AM, Apr 18, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
In his press conference yesterday, President Obama said that the debate over the Affordable Care Act is over, or should be … and will be if he and his party have anything to say about it.
Repeal, now more than ever!8:40 AM, Apr 18, 2014 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
Shortly after the Supreme Court’s decision on Obamacare, the CBO projected that 9 million people would buy Obamacare-compliant insurance through newly established government-run exchanges. Now, after an enrollment period that his administration expanded by about two months—to more than half a year—President Obama says that 8 million people have “signed up” for (but in many cases haven’t actually bought) insurance through those exchanges.
3:45 PM, Apr 17, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
The White House claims 8 million people have signed up for Obamacare:
FACT SHEET: Affordable Care Act by the Numbers
7:01 AM, Apr 17, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Over two dozen widows in Alabama were dropped from their health care plans due to Obamacare, WHNT reports:
7:06 AM, Apr 15, 2014 • By JERYL BIER
Four years after Obamacare became law, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is notifying Medicare providers and suppliers of new fingerprint-based background checks. Eventually, all individuals who hold a five percent or greater stake in a Medicare supplier or provider that is categorized as "high risk" will be subject to the requirement.
11:28 AM, Apr 11, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
At a celebration ceremony for Kathleen Sebelius's resignation as secretary of Health and Human Services, President Obama excused the problems with Healthcare.gov by saying it's the "final score" that matters:
10:12 AM, Apr 11, 2014 • By JERYL BIER
The first official word from the Obama administration on Kathleen Sebelius's resignation as secretary of health and human services is a retweet by the official White House Twitter account of a tweet by Vox.com's Ezra Klein:
Apr 21, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 30 • By THE SCRAPBOOK
Distinguished lineage is no guarantee of good breeding, and in the case of the junior senator from Rhode Island, the gap is startling. Mayflower ancestry, a diplomat grandfather and father, railroad money, and education at the best schools seem, if anything, to have encouraged the hauteur and contempt for opponents for which Sheldon Whitehouse is increasingly known. They were on display again at a Senate hearing last week, when the senator greeted the solid testimony of economist Diana Furchtgott-Roth with gratuitous insult.
Poll shows Nebraska senate race is a dead heat. 9:19 AM, Apr 9, 2014 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
Nebraska Senate candidate Ben Sasse has been declared "Obamacare's Nebraska Nemesis," and in a new ad Sasse explains why he's personally invested in repealing the law. In 2007, his wife Melissa had an aneurysm followed by an arduous recovery, which left his family with $160,000 in medical bills. Sasse ended up waging a months-long battle against the health insurance system, and Sasse is convinced Obamacare will only make these problems worse: