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CONGRESS: OBAMACARE? We were just leaving … – Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman – POLITICO

By at June 13, 2013 | 10:03 am

CONGRESS: OBAMACARE? We were just leaving … – Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman – POLITICO

By ANNA PALMER and JAKE SHERMAN | 6/13/13 5:13 AM EDT Dozens of lawmakers and aides are so afraid that their health insurance premiums will skyrocket next year thanks to Obamacare that they are thinking about retiring early or just quitting. The fear: Government-subsidized premiums will disappear at the end of the year under a provision in the health care law that ... Go To Article

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HHS spent $36 million on meetings for bureaucrats | WashEx

By at June 13, 2013 | 1:12 am

HHS spent $36 million on meetings for bureaucrats | WashEx

June 12, 2013 | Examiner Editorial Coming on the heels of revelations that the IRS spent $50 million on more than 200 employee conferences, it may be inconsequential to find out about $20,000 for a dental conference, $30,000 for a meeting in New Jersey and $1 million for a Head Start gathering. Except perhaps to millions of American taxpayers who grow either more angry ... Go To Article

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POLL: Many Americans blame welfare for ‘persistent poverty’ | The Daily Caller

By at June 9, 2013 | 12:50 pm

POLL: Many Americans blame welfare for ‘persistent poverty’ | The Daily Caller

06/08/2013, Michael Bastasch Americans blame government welfare programs for persistent poverty more than other factor, according to a NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released this week. Out of a choice of eight factors, 24 percent of Americans said “too much government welfare that prevents initiative” is the reason for persistent poverty which has become a ... Go To Article

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GOP to ‘pull the emergency brake’ before Obamacare ‘train wrecks’ | WashEx

By at June 6, 2013 | 12:15 am

GOP to ‘pull the emergency brake’ before Obamacare ‘train wrecks’ | WashEx

June 5, 2013 | Paul Bedard A House Republican leader in the fight to repeal Obamacare said the House plans to "pull the emergency brake" on the president's health reform bill before it crashes when fully implemented in January. Georgia Rep. Tom Price, as early as Wednesday, plans to introduce his latest version to replace Obamacare with an alternative he said will ... Go To Article

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YUVAL LEVIN: Don’t Politicize Organ Transplantation | National Review Online

By at June 5, 2013 | 6:22 pm

YUVAL LEVIN: Don’t Politicize Organ Transplantation | National Review Online

By  Yuval Levin, June 5, 2013 In the past few days, some members of Congress (mostly Republicans) have been pressing HHS secretary Kathleen Sebelius to intervene on behalf of a little girl named Sarah Murnaghan, who is suffering from cystic fibrosis and awaiting a lung transplant at a Pennsylvania hospital. Because she is under 12 years old (she is 10), she is on the ... Go To Article

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OBAMACARE:: California, Obamacare and the young | WashEx

By at June 3, 2013 | 10:04 pm

OBAMACARE:: California, Obamacare and the young | WashEx

Philip Klein -- Late last month, California provided new details on the coverage offerings on its health insurance exchange, set to begin providing benefits next January, in accordance with President Obama’s health care law. Liberals hailed the California news as evidence that Obamacare would be able to deliver quality health insurance to individuals at an affordable ... Go To Article

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REVIEW & OUTLOOK:: ObamaCare Bait and Switch – WSJ

By at June 3, 2013 | 9:59 pm

REVIEW & OUTLOOK:: ObamaCare Bait and Switch – WSJ

Liberals have spent years claiming that "rate shock" under the Affordable Care Act—the 20% to 30% average spike in insurance premiums that every independent analyst projects—is merely the political imagination of Republicans and the insurance industry. So they immediately claimed victory when California reported last month that the plans that will be available on the ... Go To Article

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OBAMACARE:: The ObamaCare Meltdown Begins | FrontPage Magazine

By at May 30, 2013 | 9:41 am

OBAMACARE:: The ObamaCare Meltdown Begins | FrontPage Magazine

May 30, 2013 By Arnold Ahlert -- While Americans remain focused on the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups applying for tax exempt status, two recently filed lawsuits reveal a far deeper level of alleged corruption at the agency. On May 2, a group of small businesses challenged the IRS’s attempt to illegally implement health insurance subsidies contained in ... Go To Article

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JOHN STEELE GORDON:: A Frequent Visitor to the White House « Commentary Magazine

By at May 28, 2013 | 10:58 am

JOHN STEELE GORDON:: A Frequent Visitor to the White House « Commentary Magazine

John Steele Gordon | @steelegordon 05.27.2013 - 9:15 PM -- The Washington Examiner reported on Monday that Mark Everson, Commissioner of Internal Revenue from 2003 to 2007, during the Bush administration, visited the White House exactly once while in office. Indeed he felt like he’d “moved to Siberia” so out of the ordinary political loop was he. But Douglas ... Go To Article

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SALLY PIPES:: The Obamacare Insurance Exchange Train Is Already Coming Off The Rails – Forbes

By at May 28, 2013 | 10:23 am

SALLY PIPES:: The Obamacare Insurance Exchange Train Is Already Coming Off The Rails – Forbes

Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) raised eyebrows across the country last month when he publicly fretted about an Obamacare “train wreck” as the Administration rushes to implement the many provisions of the law that take effect in 2014. President Obama has attempted to assuage Sen. Baucus’s concerns, saying that his staff was “pushing very hard to make sure that ... Go To Article

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