Archive for November, 2013

The Obamacare Slush Fund


Wednesday November 13th, 2013   •   Posted by Craig Eyermann at 5:44am PST   •   1 Comment

How come the Department of Health and Human Services didn’t have to shut down its efforts to implement the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act during the recent partial federal government shutdown? The reason comes down to the law itself. Members of the Democratic party, who were in the majority in both the U.S....
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The Hazards of Government Waste


Monday November 11th, 2013   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 8:45am PST   •   0 Comments

The lies, waste, fraud and incompetence involved in Obamacare have been getting a lot of ink and deservedly so. But while Americans watch the health hokum unfold they should not forget fallout from the federal stimulus. Consider, for example, the fortunes of Abound Solar. In 2010 Barack Obama praised the company as an excellent...
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How the Affordable Care Act Is About to Become More Expensive


Sunday November 10th, 2013   •   Posted by Craig Eyermann at 7:11am PST   •   2 Comments

President Obama would appear to be on the verge of taking actions that will make his signature health insurance reform law much more expensive. As it stands today, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka “Obamacare”) makes health care insurance affordable by providing a tax credit subsidy for Americans who buy health insurance...
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IRS Sends $3.6 Billion to Identity Thieves


Friday November 8th, 2013   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 3:33pm PST   •   2 Comments

As we recently noted, the Internal Revenue Service has been handing out money to people not entitled to receive any of it. Long Island resident Carol Cooke, for example, received tax refunds for thousands of dollars, all to people who did not live at her residence. This was obvious fraud, but when Cooke contacted...
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The Political Calculations of Obamacare


Thursday November 7th, 2013   •   Posted by Craig Eyermann at 6:47pm PST   •   0 Comments

Here’s a little blurb we caught a couple days ago over at Instapundit: WAPO: How Political Calculation Won Out Over Technical Considerations with HealthCare.gov. “They were running the biggest start-up in the world, and they didn’t have anyone who had run a start-up, or even run a business.” It caught my attention because it...
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Federal Government Keeps Bad Company


Wednesday November 6th, 2013   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 9:40am PST   •   1 Comment

Britain’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has opened a criminal investigation into the contracts of the Serco company, which electronically monitored criminals who were dead or already in prison. The investigation will come of interest to Americans because the U.S. federal government awarded Serco a $1.25 billion contract to set up online health exchanges for...
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Government Pays Grateful Dead


Monday November 4th, 2013   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 9:07am PST   •   1 Comment

Recent testimony by Kathleen Sebelius made it clear that the federal Department of Health and Human Services botched the Obamacare rollout in many ways. HHS failed to provide oversight on incompetent contractors and showed particular disregard for the security of Americans’ information. The Obamacare website was dysfunctional, but the HHS boss could not number...
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Preliminary Map of Cancelled Health Insurance Policies by State


Sunday November 3rd, 2013   •   Posted by Craig Eyermann at 7:50am PST   •   4 Comments

There’s a lot of missing space to be filled in the map below, but what it shows is the states where at least 2,330,000 individual health insurance policies have been discontinued or cancelled as a direct result of the implementation of Obamacare: Here’s where you can find an interactive version of the map, which...
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America the Busybody


Friday November 1st, 2013   •   Posted by Burt Abrams at 10:54am PST   •   0 Comments

The Urban Dictionary defines busybody as... “the kind of person you just want to punch in the mouth for being so damb [sic] annoying. They have no life and way too much time on their hands. They frequently use their excessive amount of time to annoy and monitor others, taddletale [sic] for small meaningless...
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