By Jeremy Pelofsky and James Vicini
President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law suffered a setback on Friday when an appeals court ruled that it was unconstitutional to require all Americans to buy insurance or face a penalty.
The U.S. Appeals Court for the 11th Circuit, based in Atlanta, ruled 2 to 1 that Congress exceeded its authority by requiring Americans to buy coverage, but it unanimously reversed a lower court decision that threw out the entire law.
Editing by Sandra Maler and Cynthia Osterman
Americans spend twice as much as residents of other developed countries on healthcare, but get lower quality, less efficiency and have the least equitable system, according to a report released on Wednesday.
The United States ranked last when compared to six other countries — Britain, Canada, Germany, Netherlands, Australia and New Zealand, the Commonwealth Fund report found.
By The Associated Press
with edits by RawStory
Last month, President Barack Obama bemoaned double-digit increases in healthcare premiums — most notably a 39% year-over-year hike by the Blue Cross insurance leviathan Wellpoint in California. Wellpoint is raising premiums by double digits for many customers in 11 states.
But according to an analysis by the Associated Press, health insurance premiums will rise under the Democrats’ own health care plan championed by President Obama.
By BrassCheck TV
Did you think it was strange that the weasels in Washington came up with MANDATORY private insurance as a solution to the health crisis?
I did. So I did some digging. Here’s a guy who was talking about mandatory insurance years ago and what’s really behind it. (6-min video)
Posted in Big Pharma, Economy Economics, Healthcare, NWO, Obama and Company
Tagged class war, healthcare for all, insurance bailout, insurance scam, obamacare, single payer, universal healthcare
By Michael Collins
Time Magazine’s Joe Klein is having an allergic reaction to free speech and public debate. The title of his latest column says it all: The Left’s Idiocy on Health Reform. It’s an ex cathedra pronouncement from a made man at one of the nation’s oldest media properties.
What’s got Joe so worked up?
Posted in 4th Estate, Big Pharma, Economy Economics, Healthcare, MSM Shills, Neoliberalism, NWO, Obama and Company, Resistance
Tagged bailout, banksters, class war, corporate media disinformation, Healthcare, insurance bailout, insurance scam, joe klein corporate shill, medicare for all, MSM Shills, single payer, universal healthcare
By Rady Ananda
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act passed the Senate on Christmas Eve, forever memorializing President Obama’s squeeze on tens of millions of poor Americans. In perfect Scrooge fashion, the bill mandates those who cannot afford health insurance to buy it.
The insurance industry exists solely on profits garnered by denying claims. A majority of US citizens rebuked the middleman plan, but Obama and the Democrats pushed to support another industry bailout at the expense of the public. Talk about class war.
Posted in Big Pharma, Economy Economics, Healthcare, Neoliberalism, NWO, Obama and Company
Tagged class war, Healthcare, insurance scam, kucinich, obamacare, profits vs people, sanders traitor
By John Ervin
Senators, Presidents, Money-Mongers ( and other “Health” Pimps ):~~
This is the most gerrymandered piece of legislative crap, as Joe Bageant said, “No health care debate….Mob negotiations to see which Mob will get the biggest chunk of change.” You legislators that are supporting this HELLth KKKare Heist are as culpable as the Mobs that are running you.
Posted in Economy Economics, Healthcare, Neoliberalism, NWO, Obama and Company, Resistance
Tagged class war, Healthcare, insurance scam, medicare for all, single payer, universal healthcare
MOST GREAT American fortunes were made by capitalists who used the power of government to gain advantages over competitors or to profit from public resources. For example, the Gilded Age plutocrats—the Vanderbilts, the Astors, the Stewarts, the Goulds—built their railroad-based fortunes on the foundation of $100 million in federal and state grants and 200 million acres of federal land grants.
By Jack Lewis
A friend received her emergency room bill in this week’s mail. She opened it with trepidation, scanning down the complicated billing data to the bottom line. It came to $1.90.
Welcome to the Public Option.
Posted in Big Pharma, Economy Economics, Healthcare, Neoliberalism, Obama and Company
Tagged AIG, class war, eat the rich, goldman sachs, Healthcare, insurance bailout, insurance scam, medicare for all, public option, universal healthcare
WASHINGTON – October 29 – Following a statement on the Floor of the House of Representatives, Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today made the following statement about the latest House health care plan (and see 4-min video below on Ed Schultz Show):
“Is this the best we can do? Forcing people to buy private health insurance, guaranteeing at least $50 billion in new business for the insurance companies?
By Michael Collins
When lobbyist bribery doesn’t work, the insurance industry deploys disrupter groups to shout down Town Halls. A leaked memo proves the strategy is deliberate.
Posted in 4th Estate, Healthcare, Obama and Company, Psy-Ops
Tagged corporate tantrums, Healthcare, insurance scam, michael collins, news, politics, Psy-Ops, public option