A surge of eleventh-hour enrollments has improved the outlook for President Barack Obama’s health care law, with more people signing up overall and a much-needed spark of interest among young adults.
Nonetheless, Obama’s announcement Thursday that 8 million have signed up for subsidized private insurance, and that 35 percent of them are younger than 35, is just a peek at what might be going on with the nation’s newest social program.
Still to be announced is what share of those enrolled were previously uninsured — the true test of Obama’s Affordable Care Act — and how many actually secured coverage by paying their first month’s premiums.
“This thing is working,” a confident Obama said of his signature domestic achievement. The days of website woes and canceled policies seemed far behind.
Clearly Obama is the most ineffective anti-colonial tyrant in the history of humanity: what a measly income for being the Dictator of America! I bet he doesn’t have even any lifesize gold statues, or a private zoo, or a full-size boat sitting in his garden.
President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, reported adjusted gross income of $481,098 for 2013, down 21 percent from last year, according to tax returns released today by the White House.
The Obamas paid $98,169 in federal taxes, including $2,310 imposed by the 2010 Affordable Care Act that he signed. That’s an effective income tax rate of 20.4 percent.
Meanwhile, Smokin’ Joe Biden and his wife Jill pulled in a little over $407,000 and paid out 23.7% in taxes. That’ll slow down those muscle car renovations Biden is alleged to enjoy. Jay Leno is quietly laughing in his garage.
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Hobby Lobby’s claim that they deserve to have a religious exemption carved out of the Affordable Care Act was always suspect in its sincerity as they never had any problem funding contraceptives voluntarily before Obamacare.
Now Mother Jones has discovered that they still have no problem funding contraceptives, as they continue to invest in employee 401k plans that include such things, even though plans exist that were especially created for such religious exemptions.
Documents filed with the Department of Labor and dated December 2012—three months after the company’s owners filed their lawsuit—show that the Hobby Lobby 401(k) employee retirement plan held more than $73 million in mutual funds with investments in companies that produce emergency contraceptive pills, intrauterine devices, and drugs commonly used in abortions. Hobby Lobby makes large matching contributions to this company-sponsored 401(k).
Several of the mutual funds in Hobby Lobby’s retirement plan have holdings in companies that manufacture the specific drugs and devices that the Green family, which owns Hobby Lobby, is fighting to keep out of Hobby Lobby’s health care policies: the emergency contraceptive pills Plan B and Ella, and copper and hormonal intrauterine devices.
But their 401k doesn’t have anything to do with Obamacare, so it’s not important to them.
More: Mother Jones
Well if one lie doesn’t suffice try another. Or in the case of the GOP another and another and another. Soon to join the fluoride argument I presume. Or alien probes. I can show them a few states where Obamacare was blocked by the GOP and people are sick and dying or going broke. Nah.The Idiocracy is here.
This fits right in with this page posted yesterday.
There just has to be some sort of conspiracy. Some hidden force pushing a hidden agenda.
That’s right, even though his own party has tried to throw a wrench into efforts to extend aid to 1.3 million jobseekers — the GOP’s position would even threaten job growth and cut GDP — Priebus yesterday told radio host Lars Larson that Democrats “don’t want this to pass.” He claimed that the Democrats’ attempt to pass emergency jobless aid was in fact a ploy to “avoid Obamacare.”
Great news, and should be a confidence builder for those who have some faith in The Supreme Court despite it’s conservative members. .
The challenge by Liberty University focused on congressional power under the commerce clause and broader claims that Obamacare violates religious rights. On Monday, the Supreme Court turned the appeal aside.
By Warren Richey, Staff writer / December 2, 2013
Lawyers for Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., had urged the high court to consider whether Congress has the power to impose a mandate on employers to provide a government-set level of health insurance to employees or face significant financial penalties.
They also argued that the ACA and its implementing regulations violate the university’s religious rights by forcing Liberty University and its officials to make monthly payments that they said would fund abortions and to provide contraceptives that violate sincerely held religious beliefs.
I haven’t read Time in years. I had no idea it had wingnuts of this magnitude working for them these days.