For starters, you’re to be forgiven if you didn’t know that the Department of Health and Human Services launched a competition in August titled the “Healthy Young America Video Contest.” You’re also to be forgiven if you didn’t know that the grand prize of $2,000 (gee, I wonder whose money that is) was awarded Monday to one Erin McDonald, whose entry appears after the break:
The latest “glitch,” around which Democrats have wrapped there’s-nothing-to-see-here-police tape, that “all” president’s lie about, and about which Republicans are required to lead cheers lest they be accused of “rooting for failure,” concerns the security of your personal health and other information you are mandated to impart to government bureaucrats so they can get you some insurance:
Can we all agree on this? If you’re writing a column on, say, a First Amendment issue, you should do some research–not enough for a doctoral thesis or even a legal brief, but, say, enough to demonstrate you have an understanding of the issue beyond the most casual of observers. Is that really too much to ask?
Apparently so for Daily Beast columnist and occasional MSNBC contributor Sally Kohn. She has offered her audience a piece at the Daily Beast titled: “When Religion and Liberty Collide,” and subtitled: “How right-wing conservatives are using the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court case on contraception to force their religious views on the nation.”
The narrative — a segment of the population singing the praises of Obamacare — is welcome news for a president whose continuing slide in the polls reveals that Americans aren’t wild about his health care law. Whether he will invite Caressa Kisses to testify at his next Rose Garden event is another matter.
Carson City, Nev., ABC affiliate KXTV notes that “independent contractors” at the Moonlite Bunny Ranch, one of the few legal brothels in the country, have been virtually uninsurable till now.
A veritable death sentence has been handed down on a number of American citizens via the cancellation of their health insurance policies per the Affordable Care Act, as reported by LifeNews.com on Nov. 28 and 29, 2013.
Radical environmentalists and militant animal-rights activists have been accused of neo-paganism owing to their preference for the well being of flora and fauna over that of fellow humans.
Jeannie DeAngelis of the American Thinker wrote an interesting article yesterday titled, “Liberal Semantics and the Redefining of Death Panels.”
Death Panels is a harsh, but accurate, phrase coined by Sarah Palin while describing the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), a board of unelected bureaucrats who would be charged with making cost-saving decisions about health care, effectively taking decision-making out of the hands of doctors and their patients.
Reports of the Obama administration’s demise appear once again to have been exaggerated. Despite widespread backlash to the president’s Big Lie and the Procrustean provisions of his health care law, not to mention its storm-roiled rollout, the tide of public opinion is rising again in his favor, if ever so slightly. The law itself is suddenly receiving more positive reviews from the same mainstream media outlets that were bashing it mere days ago.
“If you’re a politician who has ever voted against doctor-assisted suicide, or you would vote against it in the future, I hate your f*****g guts and I would like you to die a long, horrible death. I would be happy to kill you personally and watch you bleed out. I won’t do that, because I fear the consequences. But I’d enjoy it, because you motherf*****s are responsible for torturing my father. Now it’s personal.”
Some conservative commentators are making the case — a good one, I might add — that the Affordable Care Act is designed as a prelude to single payer, or a nationalized health system. The ACA, as Andy McCarthy points out in the National Review, does nationalize a lot of health care…stuff…with its one-size-fits-all approach to health insurance regulations, the federal exchanges and the like.
There’s automated efficiency, and then there’s the Brave New World. Writer Nicole Hopkins’s mother, a resident of Washington state, found that out when she used Washington’s health plan exchange website to find a new insurance plan, and was presented with exactly one “option”: Medicaid. Ms. Hopkins mère has always paid for private insurance, and fully intended to continue doing so, even when Obamacare caused her preferred policy to be cancelled. But the new health plan exchange Continue reading
Watching much of the news coverage from that time and since, you might conclude that President John Fitzgerald Kennedy had been assassinated by racist Southerners in Texas, thanks to the far left in the Democratic Party and the news media they dominated then and continue to dominate today.
Somehow, despite the recent troubling about-face by one of the human shields Barack Obama used in his Rose Garden standoff against growing opposition to Obamacare, one gets the distinct impression he’s not done with theatrics. If past is prologue, the president will be back, touting other successes of his noxious health care law. It is unlikely, however, that Charlene Hopkins, of Pierce County, Wash., will be one of them.
Hopkins’s daughter, Nicole, has an op-ed in today’s Wall Street Journal that chronicles her mother’s descent from a proud and self-sufficient individual into a hapless and unwilling ward of the state.