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White House Knew 40-67% Could Not Keep Health Plans

obamacare hurtsBy Cathy Burke
NewsMax

Obama promised that if you like your plan, you can keep it, period— “no matter what.”

Yet the NBC report said the government knew that wasn’t true, saying that buried in regulations from the July 2010 law was an estimate that because of normal turnover in the individual insurance market, “40 to 67 percent” of customers will not be able to keep their policy.

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Obamacare a Private Sector Rip-Off of Americans

obamacare hurtsBy Paul Craig Roberts
Global Research

Obamacare works for the insurance companies, but not for the uninsured.

.The government of the “world’s only superpower,” the “exceptional,” the “indispensable” country, claims to know what is best for Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Yemen, Pakistan, Somalia, Mali, Russia, Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador, Brazil, China, indeed for the entire world. However, the “indispensable” country cannot even govern itself, much less the world over which the “superpower” desires hegemony. The government of the “world’s only superpower” has shut itself down.

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Ohio Nullifies Health Insurance Mandates: 18th State to Reject ObamaCare

By Tenth Amendment Center

On the eve of the 213thanniversary of the passage of Thomas Jefferson’s Kentucky Resolutions of 1798, laying the intellectual groundwork of nullification, the people of Ohio exercised their power and nullified the insurance mandate in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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Appeals Court Rules Obamacare Is Unconstitutional

By Jeremy Pelofsky and James Vicini
Reuters

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.

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TSA Agents Working With Radiation Machines Develop Cancer

By Thom Hartmann

According to documents obtained by EPIC in a Freedom of Information Request – some TSA agents who work with the radiation machines daily are falling ill with cancer clusters. Plus much more…

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50 U.S. Health Care Statistics That Will Absolutely Astonish You


By Michael Snyder
Blacklisted News

The U.S. health care system has become one gigantic money making scam, and you are about to see the statistics that prove it.  Today, the United States spends more on health care per person than any other country in the world by far.  The health insurance companies and the big pharmaceutical corporations are raking in gigantic mountains of cash and yet the quality of the health care that we receive in return is rather quite poor.  People living in Puerto Rico have a greater life expectancy than we do.

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The Democrats’ False Flag Candidate

By Numerian
The Agonist

This is a political crime of deception, an enormous bait and switch, in which liberals and quite a few independents were misled by a serial liar who purposely characterized himself as a reformer…

Did you receive your email from Barack Obama yet? If you are a Democrat, or on his campaign mailing list, the president has promised you are going to be the first to know when he formally launches his reelection campaign. It could be any moment now; apparently the White House is waiting for a slow news day when Libya and Fukushima and Congressional budget negotiations aren’t dominating the media agenda. Once the news is out, you are expected as a loyal Obama supporter to start sending in campaign donations and begin attending campaign organization meetings.

The problem is, if you are a liberal, the chances are pretty high that you haven’t forgotten that the White House thinks of you as “fucking retarded”.

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CBO Director Says Obamacare Would Kill 800,000 Jobs

By Jeffrey H. Anderson
The Weekly Standard

Testifying on Thursday before the House Budget Committee, Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Director Doug Elmendorf confirmed that Obamacare is expected to reduce the number of jobs in the labor market by an estimated 800,000. Here are excerpts from the exchange:
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26 states defeat Obamacare: Federal court rules it unconstitutional

By Tom Fitton
Judicial Watch

A decision by a federal court in Florida sent shock waves through the Obama administration on Monday. Judge Roger Vinson ruled the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare as it is commonly known, unconstitutional, in a consolidated lawsuit that involved 26 states challenging the law.

Healthcare Reform – Abandoning the Self Employed

Michael Collins

Before it ever arrived at the president’s desk for signature, the health reform act contained a fatal poison pill.

The most creative sector of the business community has a dagger at its heart in the form of the relentless, unyielding, and over burdening cost of health insurance. The self-employed and very small businesses have seen their insurance premiums climb 20% to 75% since 2009. To purchase an adequate family plan, a self-employed person will pays an amount 50% to 70% of the nation’s median personal income, $32,000 a year, for family health plan. This includes premiums, deductibles, and out of pocket expenses. That is twice the cost for relatively generous plans at medium to large size companies. Very small businesses, two to twenty employees, pay about the same (Image: Paul Henman)

Wasn’t health reform supposed to take care of just this sort of inequity? Didn’t the title of the bill say it all? The Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act. There is no protection for the self-employed when they have these stark choices facing them due to unaffordable insurance rates. They can give up working for themselves; buy adequate insurance and take a huge hit to income; buy a substandard plan and hope that whatever comes up is covered; or, abandon insurance at real risk to their health and, in some cases, their lives.
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Federal Judge Rules ObamaCare Unconstitutional

First, a summary by the NYTimes:

“A federal judge in Virginia ruled on Monday that the keystone provision in the Obama health care law is unconstitutional, becoming the first judge to invalidate any part of the sprawling act and ensuring that appellate courts will receive contradictory opinions from below. The judge, Henry E. Hudson of Federal District Court in Richmond, said the law’s requirement that most Americans obtain insurance exceeded the regulatory authority granted to Congress under the Commerce Clause.”

Next, a Natural News interview with attorney Jonathan Emord, who is currently representing clients in a related court case in Ohio. You can listen to the interview at NaturalNews TV.

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Bill Moyers: Welcome to the Plutocracy

Bill Moyers speech at the first Howard Zinn Memorial Lecture of Boston University, Oct. 29, 2010. Text below, posted at Truth Out, differs slightly from the actual presentation.

Watch a video of the speech and the Q&A session here.

Bill Moyers on government corruption, corporatism, Citizens United, Koch brothers, Karl Rove, and, of course, Howard Zinn’s promotion of resistance, national strikes and bottom-up democracy. Unfortunately, he also supports ObamaCare, disingenuously characterizing it as providing health coverage for 40 million Americans — those very people who don’t have coverage because they can’t afford it. Passing a law that requires them to buy it does not provide healthcare; it just makes them criminals for being too poor to afford insurance. Big difference between free public health care and mandatory insurance premiums. Otherwise, it’s an excellent speech. ~Ed.

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AZ and OK ban ObamaCare – headed for a 10th Amendment showdown with Fed

From various sources

Health coverage is not health care, something that escapes corporate media’s take on ObamaCare which forces Americans to buy into the world’s most expensive and one of the least effective health care systems. This bailout for the insurance industry is but another example of the economic war being waged by elites on the American public. ObamaCare also forces people to seek medical care only from Western medicine, which has a dismal record when looking at the skyrocketing rates in the US of chronic diseases, diabetes, autism, heart disease, cancer, etc.

States are fighting back – 21 filed suit to overturn this anti-freedom, plutocratic scam, and voters in three states have rejected ObamaCare: Missouri, Oklahoma and Arizona.  Four states have already legislated a ban on ObamaCare: Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana and Virginia. 

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What if Everyone Had Medicare?

By Henry Abrons
San Francisco Chronicle

Replacing our dysfunctional patchwork of private health insurers with a single, streamlined system of financing, would save about $400 billion annually in unnecessary paperwork and bureaucracy. That’s enough to cover all of those now uninsured and to provide every person in the United States with quality, comprehensive coverage, writes Abrons.

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Obama Dumps Unused, Outdated Swine Flu Vaccines on Africa

By Fleur Hupston
Natural News

 It was recently announced that as much as 43% of the U.S. swine flu vaccine supply would ultimately go unused and be destroyed. Apparently, the stance then taken by the major drug companies and the World Health Organization was to incinerate quantities of the vaccine and/or dump as much of the H1N1 vaccine supply as they possibly could in Africa.

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The 1099 Insurrection: Obama fights effort to ease burden on small business

A Wall Street Journal Opinion

You might not have seen it reported, but the Senate will vote this morning on whether to repeal part of ObamaCare that it passed only months ago. The White House is opposed, but this fight is likely to be the first of many as Americans discover—as Nancy Pelosi once famously predicted—what’s in the bill.

The Senate will vote on amendments to the White House small business bill that would rescind an ObamaCare mandate that companies track and submit to the IRS all business-to-business transactions over $600 annually. Democrats tucked the 1099 reporting footnote into the bill to raise an estimated $17.1 billion, part of the effort to claim that ObamaCare reduces the deficit by $100 billion or so.

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The land of national health care

An ambulance from Britain's National Health Service (Graham Richardson)

By Mike Marqusee
Socialist Worker

DURING THE three years I’ve been in treatment at Barts for multiple myeloma, I’ve given thanks many times to Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) and the people who built and sustain it. Since I grew up in the United States and still have close friends and family there, I’m acutely aware of how different things might have been.

Contracting a serious illness anywhere is occasion for anxiety and uncertainty. But in the U.S., anxiety and uncertainty are multiplied many times over. People who only know the NHS may not realize what they’re being spared.

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Obama Democrats vs Tea Party Republicans: Fake Fight over Fake Reform

By Bruce A. Dixon
Black Agenda Report

There are real fights and there are fake fights, engineered to distract attention away from the real deal. The shouting match between Obama’s Dems and the Tea party Repubs is one of those fake fights. The health care legislation passed by the Obama Democrats is incomparably worse than anything they could have passed right after the presidential election, and significantly worse than anything Democrats could have passed at midyear 2009. The president and his minions have delayed as long as possible to guarantee the worst, not the best bill for patients, and the best deal possible for Big Insurance, Big Pharma and Big Medicine.

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GOP Says Insurance Bailout Too Big

By Daniel Kurtzman
About.com Political Humor

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38 States prepare to block ObamaCare as Unconstitutional

Confirmed: Virginia suing to block health care reform

By John Byrne
The Raw Story

Can’t block health care reform in Congress? Sue.

That’s the strategy that’s been outlined by Virginia state Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, who confirmed Sunday that he will sue to block health care reform from becoming law. Continue reading