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Obamacare Opening Day – Can You Say Fiasco?

I tried to get information on Obamacare yesterday by logging onto www.healthcare.gov.  The only thing I accomplished was being transferred to my state exchange.  The state website is still experiencing difficulties today so I haven’t been able to find out if the current plan I have (which I pay for out-of-pocket) is more expensive than what I can find in Obamacare.  Apparently, I am not alone according to press reports.  A MSNBC reporter

Debate and Compromise Is Not a One-Way Street

A few months back my 20-something niece was complaining about how Congress, in particular the Republican House, was just not cooperating with President Obama over spending, taxes, and government-investments like bridges and green energy.  She said the current system was broken and that we needed something new so things could be done quickly.  I said, “So – what do you want – a king?”  Silence was the answer.

Navigating Healthcare Privacy

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $67 million in grants to more than 100 organizations to assist individuals needing help navigating the confusing process of signing up for Obamacare.

Tax and Spend Won't Fix the Results of the Financial Crisis

Today, the President gave a speech on the five-year anniversary of the financial meltdown and claimed his policies of government “investments” and intrusion into the private sector, higher taxes, and more regulations have helped the economy turn the corner.  He called for more government spending as he claimed, yet again, turning the economy around is his top priority.  But his policies have prolonged the financial turn down and have created a stagnant economy, perpe

Will the Senate Close the Door to Obamacare Fraud?

Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed H.R.

Just Words?

Yesterday, The Daily Caller highlighted a continuing issue I have with the Obama Administration and that is using words that attempt to hide or do not describe what the government is talking about.  For example, the President constantly uses the word “revenue” instead of taxes and “investment” instead of more government spending.  But that is not the only example.

Another Delay?

The Obama Administration is changing the requirements again for the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare.  Reuters reports the administration has decided to delay signing the final agreements with insurance plans that are going to be sold in the healthcare insurance exchanges.  The exchanges are supposed to be up and running on Oct. 1.

The New Normal?

What is becoming increasingly clear is the Affordable Care Act (ACA), often referred to as Obamacare, is changing and will change how Americans work.  Here are some examples.

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