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Irony Abounds in Abortion Mandate Hearing

by Joseph Backholm
Family Policy Institute of Washington

 

Posted 1/15/2014

 

Olympia, WA – Monday afternoon (Jan. 13, 2014) the House Health and Wellness Committee held a hearing on HB 2148, which would require all insurance policies in Washington State to cover abortion. Proponents of the legislation refer to it as the Reproductive Parity Act (RPA).

 

Supporters of life and insurance choice significantly outnumbered abortion industry advocates, filling the hearing room and two over flow rooms as well.

 

Proponents of the bill argued that the mandate is necessary to ensure that women’s choices about their pregnancies are not dictated by their insurance coverage. 

 

Rep. Paul Harris, from Vancouver, suggested an alternative to a mandate would be a requirement that the summary of benefits clearly state whether the policy covers abortion or not. Continue reading

20 Hidden Tax Hikes in Obamacare

From the ATR website, via Newsmax

Posted 12/28/2013

The Obamacare law contains 20 new or higher taxes on American families and small businesses

Taxpayers are reminded that the president’s healthcare law is one of the largest tax increases in American history.

Obamacare contains 20 new or higher taxes on American families and small businesses.

Arranged by their respective effective dates, below is the total list of all $500 billion-plus in tax hikes (over the next ten years) in Obamacare, where to find them in the bill, and how much your taxes are scheduled to go up as of today:

Taxes that took effect in 2010:

1. Excise Tax on Charitable Hospitals (Min$/immediate): $50,000 per hospital if they fail to meet new “community health assessment needs,” “financial assistance,” and “billing and collection” rules set by HHS. Bill: PPACA; Page: 1,961-1,971.

2. Codification of the “economic substance doctrine” (Tax hike of $4.5 billion). This provision allows the IRS to disallow completely-legal tax deductions and other legal tax-minimizing plans just because the IRS deems that the action lacks “substance” and is merely intended to reduce taxes owed. Bill: Reconciliation Act; Page: 108-113. Continue reading

70% of California doctors are boycotting California’s Obamacare exchanges

December 7, 2013

 Washington Examiner

 

Approximately 7 out of every 10 doctors in California have said they will not participate in California’s Obamacare health insurance exchange, according to the Washington Examiner and several other media sources on Friday.

Obamacare: Gallup Poll reveals that 52% of Americans still want Obamacare repealed or changed, Obama’s approval rating drops below 40%

The California Medical Association’s president, Dr. Richard Thorp, said it doesn’t surprise him that there is a high rate of nonparticipation. The California Medical Association is the state’s largest medical association in existence. It represents 38,000 of the approximately 104,000 doctors in the state of California.

Thorpe said that doctors need some recognition that they are doing a service to the community – but, he asserts, they can’t do it for free or at a loss – as no other business would work for free or at a loss.

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Investigation Reveals Inslee Administration Engaged in Obamacare Coverup

from Shift Washington

Posted 12/2/2013

 

Administration Officials Mislead Public

Emails between Administration officials. Click to expand.

According to emails acquired by a public records request, Governor Jay Inslee’s office, leaders from Washington State’s Health Benefit Exchange (HBE) and the Office of the Insurance Commissioner scrambled to deliberately mislead the public with skewed or withheld enrollee numbers during the first week of the exchange launch. Inslee’s office pushed to release figures only from the exchange’s third day— presumably because the accumulated enrollment number of the first week presented a dismal outlook on the future of the exchange. Continue reading

Pre-existing Conditions

Preexisting Conditions

THE CONDITIONS OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE (full text below)

THE CONDITIONS OF THE BILL OF RIGHTS

THE CONDITIONS OF THE  CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 
 
CONDITION NUMBER ONE
Governments are instituted among Men, DERIVING THEIR JUST POWERS FROM THE CONSENT OF THE GOVERNED (USING DUE PROCESS OF LAW)

Everyone of our elected representative took an oath to “Defend the Constitution?”

WHO IN OUR 2013 AMERICAN GOVERNMENT, IS PROTECTING THESE PREEXISTING CONDITIONS, OF OUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS TO LIFE, LIBERTY AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS?

THESE WERE PREEXISTING CONDITIONS IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LONG BEFORE OBAMACARE.

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Where the States stand on Obamacare’s Medical Expansion

A roundup of what each state’s leadership has said about their Medicaid plans
Posted 2/27/2013
(Click on map to be redirected to larger, interactive map)


Where the States Stand

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MD discusses effects of Obamacare

Editorial by Marc Siegal, MD
Fox News

Posted 11/7/2012

Tuesday night’s win in the presidential contest for President Obama was a win for ObamaCare, the president’s signature legislation from his first term. ObamaCare will now continue to be implemented.

This future means that we will continue to be faced with rising insurance premiums, as our current insurance expands to cover all patients regardless of pre-existing condition, age, or how many times they’ve already used the policy.

Insurance will continue to follow a one-size-fits all model, where it is easy to overuse but may not cover our latest expensive technology which offer more personalized solutions. Continue reading

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