Obamacare

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Facts about America’s health care quality that the world doesn’t know

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/01/15/facts-about-americas-health-care-quality-that-world-doesnt-know/

[The “world” doesn't know these facts or just people who voted for Obamacare?]

and…

How Dare We Claim America Is #1 in Health Care?

http://frontpagemag.com/2013/howard-hyde/how-dare-we-claim-america-is-1-in-health-care/print/

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Quick Reference Guide on the PPACA [Obamacare]

http://www.nfib.com/Portals/0/PDF/AllUsers/research/cribsheets/healthcare-law-guide-cribsheets.pdf

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Obamacare in Pictures

http://www.heritage.org/research/projects/obamacare/obamacare-in-pictures?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email;utm=FHCP

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The Determinators

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5ju8IgaiGk&feature=youtu.be

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10 Things About Obamacare That Just Don’t Make Sense

http://blog.heritage.org/2012/10/18/10-things-about-obamacare-that-just-dont-make-sense/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email;utm_campaign=FHCP

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ObamaCare: Antithesis of Reform

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/11/obamacare_antithesis_of_reform.html

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Supporters of Obamacare [Finally] Admit It Hurts the Poor

http://frontpagemag.com/2012/howard-hyde/supporters-of-obamacare-admit-it-hurts-the-poor/print/

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Fathom the hypocrisy of a government that requires every citizen to prove they are insured… but not everyone must prove they are a citizen.  Additionally, many of those who refuse, or are unable, to prove they are citizens will receive ‘free’ insurance paid for by those who are forced to buy insurance because they are citizens.

Ben Stein (or so we are told on the Internet)

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Supreme Court Decision:

Supreme Court Upholds Pro-Abortion, Pro-Rationing Obamacare

http://www.lifenews.com/2012/06/28/supreme-court-upholds-pro-abortion-pro-rationing-obamacare/

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Chief Justice John Roberts: It’s Not A Tax, It Is A Tax; It’s Law, But It’s Not ‘Unlawful’ to Break It

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/chief-justice-john-roberts-its-not-tax-it-tax-its-law-its-not-unlawful-break-it

and…

The justices rejected two of the administration’s three arguments in support of the insurance requirement.  But the court said the mandate can be construed as a tax.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_SUPREME_COURT_HEALTH_CARE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2012-06-28-10-17-22

Yet, back in 2008…

2008 Obama: Health Care Should “Never Be Purchased With Tax Increases On Middle Class Families.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wzs3aoRnl0E&feature=youtu.be

and back in 2009…

Obama: Mandate is Not a Tax

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2009/09/obama-mandate-is-not-a-tax/

[ASND simply asks, "Huh?"]

In any case, due to the above, the following are not surprising.

‘Incredible Irony’: Court Has ‘Declared Obama to Be a Monumental Liar’

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/incredible-irony-court-has-declared-obama-be-monumental-liar

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No Mention of ‘Tax’ in Obama Reaction to Supreme Court Obamacare Decision

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/no-mention-tax-obama-reaction-supreme-court-obamacare-decision

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ObamaCare Thwarts Tax Reform

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/07/obamacare_thwarts_tax_reform.html

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Supreme Decision: The Best Possible Result for 2012

http://frontpagemag.com/2012/06/28/supreme-decision-the-best-possible-result-for-2012-1/print/

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A silver lining on today’s cloudy Supreme Court decision?

http://winteryknight.wordpress.com/2012/06/28/a-silver-lining-on-todays-cloudy-supreme-court-decision/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

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Turning ObamaCare’s Lemons into Federalist Lemonade

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/06/turning_obamacares_lemons_into_federalist_lemonade.html

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The Logic of Justice Roberts

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/07/the_logic_of_justice_roberts.html

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How the Supreme Court Doomed [Obamacare] to Failure

http://www.cato.org/sites/cato.org/files/serials/files/regulation/2013/1/v35n4-5.pdf

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Today’s legal conservatives view the chief justice’s opinion as judicial abdication, but it was not too long ago that the philosophy reflected in Roberts’ opinion would have been conservative orthodoxy.  The truth is that the conservative legal movement’s conception of judicial restraint has changed, departing from the view it held when it emerged from the constitutional wilderness to which it had been banished during the Warren Court.

http://www.lifenews.com/2012/08/03/was-roberts-obamacare-decision-a-show-of-judicial-restraint/

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Known and Unknown

http://www.nationalreview.com/blogs/print/304605

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It’s a Tax/It’s Not a Tax: ObamaCare Explained

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/07/its_a_taxits_not_a_tax_obamacare_explained.html

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Observations on the Supreme Court Decision:

Supreme Decision: The Best Possible Result for 2012

http://frontpagemag.com/2012/06/28/supreme-decision-the-best-possible-result-for-2012-1/print/

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The Constitutional Importance of the ObamaCare Ruling

http://frontpagemag.com/2012/06/29/understanding-the-obamacare-ruling/print/

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The lack of details is what has many religious leaders concerned.

http://www.worldmag.com/printer.cfm?id=19189

[A "lack of details" is exactly how  Obamacare   was   sold  to us from the beginning.]

[Give the President some credit here.  At least he's  consistent .]

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The Movie on Health Care That Obama Doesn’t Want You to See

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/07/the_movie_on_health_care_that_obama_doesnt_want_you_to_see.html

[ASND reminds readers that the entire film can be viewed on  YouTube  by clicking on each successive part (listed on the right of that page).]

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Efforts to implement ObamaCare law raise concerns of massive government expansion

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/07/03/efforts-to-implement-obamacare-law-raise-concerns-massive-government-expansion/

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Myth #1 Health Care Costs are Soaring

Myth #2 The Canadian Drug Story

Myth #3 Socialized Medicine Works In Some Places

Myth #4 Socialized Medicine Is Better Because Their Cost/GDP For Health Care is Lower

Myth #5 A Public Option Can Co-Exist with a Private Option

Myth #6 We Can Have Health Care Without Rationing

Myth #7 Health Care is A Right

So, Why Are These [Myths] Believed (Or, Pretended to Be Believed)?

http://www.stumblingontruth.com/articles/Health%20Care%20Mythology.pdf

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The [Comprehensive] Case Against Obamacare

thf_media.s3.amazonaws.com/2011/pdf/TheCaseAgainstObamacare.pdf

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75% of the costs of Obamacare will be paid by those making $120,000 or less

http://winteryknight.wordpress.com/2012/06/30/75-of-the-costs-of-obamacare-will-be-paid-by-those-making-120000-or-less/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

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Obamacare with the Smoke Cleared and Mirrors Cracked

http://pjmedia.com/blog/obamacare-with-the-smoke-cleared-and-mirrors-cracked/?print=1

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Pop Quiz for [Voters]

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/03/pop_quiz_for_college_students.html

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The 10 Terrible Provisions of Obamacare You May Not Have Heard Of

http://blog.heritage.org/2012/03/07/the-10-terrible-provisions-of-obamacare-you-may-not-have-heard-of/print/

[Way to end a sentence with a preposition, Heritage.]

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Christian Law Group: ObamaCare Is Worse Than You Think

http://www.christianpost.com/news/christian-law-group-obamacare-is-worse-than-you-think-76135/print.html

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Obama’s [Own] ‘Fiscal Responsibility’ Co-Chair: ‘Common Sense’ Says Obamacare ‘Can’t Work’

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/obamas-fiscal-responsibility-co-chair-common-sense-says-obamacare-cant-work

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The Impact of Obamacare

http://thf_media.s3.amazonaws.com/2011/pdf/TheImpactOfObamacare.pdf

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Effects of the PPACA Health Insurance Premium Tax on Small Businesses and Their Employees

http://www.nfib.com/Portals/0/PDF/AllUsers/research/studies/ppaca/health-insurance-tax-study-nfib-2011-11.pdf

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Almost all stakeholders grumble about Obama healthcare cuts

http://thehill.com/blogs/healthwatch/health-reform-implementation/182425-almost-all-stakeholders-grumble-about-obamas-healthcare-cuts

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Patients to wait longer for care under new health law, think tank says

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20110923/BUSINESS05/309230081/Patients-wait-longer-care-under-new-health-law-think-tank-says

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Obamacare HHS rule would give government everybody’s health records

http://washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/op-eds/2011/09/obamare-hhs-rule-would-give-government-everybody-s-health-records

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Obamacare Undercover

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/09/obamacare_undercover.html

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Waivers:

McDonalds, one of the nation’s largest employers in recent years, has received a waiver.”

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2011/10/28/pelosi_defends_obamacare_waivers_to_1800_firms_theyre_small_companies.html

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Unions:

ObamaCare’s Billions In Hidden Pork For Unions

http://news.investors.com/Article/590517/201111031841/ObamaCares-Union-Slush-Fund.htm

and…

Labor unions primary recipients of Obamacare waivers

http://dailycaller.com/2012/01/06/labor-unions-primary-recipients-of-obamacare-waivers/

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Consumer Choice:

The [Obama] Administration’s FEHBP proposal is integral to its ambitious agenda for centralized government control over the health care system.  Instead of consumer choice and competition and robust market prices for drugs, the prescription drug formulary and cost sharing would be set by federal officials.  Those officials would determine which drugs would be available, at what prices, and under what conditions.

http://thf_media.s3.amazonaws.com/2011/pdf/wm3403.pdf

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Ten Ways Obamacare Limits Patient Choice

http://thf_media.s3.amazonaws.com/2012/pdf/ib3682.pdf

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Obamacare Reg Forces Health Plans to Give Free Sterilizations to 15-Year-Old Girls–Without Parental Consent

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/obamacare-reg-forces-health-plans-give-free-sterilizations-15-year-old-girls-without

[Note to those who don't read carefully (or care at all): That said "forces" you to pay for non-parentally-consented teenage sterilizations.]

[Yes, you will pay for them in the form of higher insurance rates and/or taxes.]

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What Else Is Wrong with Obamacare?

http://pjmedia.com/blog/what-else-is-wrong-with-obamacare/?print=1

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A professionally produced video on Obamacare

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fQAjl59zaU&feature=related

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… [taxpayers] already cover half of all health care costs [incurred by others]…  The oft-cited “46 million uninsured” is breathtakingly easy to break down to size.  Keep in mind that there is overlap in the following statistics, as many people listed in them belong to multiple categories.  Around 10 million of the uninsured aren’t even citizens. Another 8 million are aged 18-24, which is the group least prone to medical problems…  Seventeen million of the uninsured make over $50,000 a year, and within that group, 8 million make over $75,000.  These people are usually referred to as the “voluntarily uninsured…. Another large group of these 46 million are uninsured in name only, as they are eligible for government programs that they haven’t signed up for.  Estimates on how large this group is vary, the range being from 5.4 million as estimated by the Kaiser Family Foundation to as large as one third of all the uninsured, as estimated by Blue Cross – Blue Shield.  The number of people without care because they cannot afford it is around 6 million — still a large number, but a fraction of 46 million, and no reason to restructure the entire health care system.

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/12/how_not_to_criticize_american_health_care.html

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AP Poll: Obamacare support hits record low of 29%

http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/ap-poll-obamacare-support-hits-record-low-29/261326?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email;utm_campaign=StrategicMarketing

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Obamacare… creates more than 100 new health care bureaucracies, a large increase in taxes, and new government expenses of $500 billion.  Most importantly, however, it will create an incentive and penalty regime for health care institutions and professionals that will compromise traditional professional medical ethics.

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/12/the_danger_of_a_new_medical_care_bioethics.html

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Medicaid:

Florida Medicaid Reform Pilot Good for Patients and Taxpayers

Obama Administration Agrees

http://blog.heritage.org/2011/12/20/obama-administration-agrees-florida-medicaid-reform-pilot-good-for-patients-and-taxpayers/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email;utm_campaign=StrategicMarketing

[So, why, then, did he oppose its implementation?]

[Hmm...]

and…

…  the huge expansion of Medicaid enrollees (estimated at 30 million) called for under [Obamcare] ‘is likely to backfire.’  Almost half of the doctors (49 percent) said they will stop accepting Medicaid payments.

http://frontpagemag.com/2012/tait-trussell/doctors-fear-for-medicine%E2%80%99s-future/print/

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Congressional Panel Says ObamaCare Violates Conscience Rights

http://www.citizenlink.com/2011/11/02/congressional-panel-says-obamacare-violates-conscience-rights/

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Dem Rep. Kathy Dahlkemper: I Wouldn’t Have Voted for Obamacare If I’d Known About HHS Regulation

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/dem-rep-kathy-dahlkemper-i-wouldnt-have-voted-obamacare-if-id-known-about-hhs-regulation_626302.html

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Why Obamacare won’t work: Reason #4,566

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/01/why_obamacare_wont_work_reason_4566.html

And what is that reason?

5% of patients account for half of health care spending

Just 1% of Americans accounted for 22% of health care costs in 2009...”

http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/story/2012-01-11/health-care-costs-11/52505562/1?csp=hf

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Testifying before Congress this morning, President Obama’s acting budget director Jeffrey Zients directly undercut one of the administration’s key legal defenses of its national health care law as it nears a hearing before the Supreme Court.

http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/omb-director-undercuts-legal-case-obamacare/376561

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Meet the ObamaCare Mandate Committee

Think the contraception decision was bad?  Wait until bureaucrats start telling your insurer which cancer screenings to cover.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204795304577220950656734864.html

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We have handed the moral compass for some of our most personal health care decisions to [rabidly secular, leftist] beaurocrats.”

http://blog.heritage.org/2012/02/22/morning-bell-religious-liberty-under-attack/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email;utm_campaign=FHCP

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Cost estimates for a key part of President Obama’s health care overhaul law have ballooned by $111 billion from last year’s budget…

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/03/02/lawmaker-wants-answers-after-cost-estimate-for-health-insurance-aid-rises-by/

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Doctors order more X-rays, not fewer, with computer access

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/doctors-order-more-x-rays-not-fewer-with-computer-access/2012/03/05/gIQATghCtR_print.html

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ObamaCare fines religious institutions $100 a day per employee for failing to provide contraception

http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/obamacare-fine-religious-institutions-100-a-day-per-employee-for-failing-to

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The 10 Terrible Provisions of Obamacare You May Not Have Heard Of

http://blog.heritage.org/2012/03/07/the-10-terrible-provisions-of-obamacare-you-may-not-have-heard-of/print/

[Way to end a sentence with a preposition, Heritage.]

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US Postal Service Wants Out Of Government-Provided Health Insurance

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/us-postal-service-wants-out-government-provided-health-insurance

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Americans Want More Control Over Their Own Health Care

ObamaCare’s popular provisions lose their appeal once Americans are confronted with the consequences.

http://reason.com/archives/2012/04/03/amercians-want-more-control-over-their-o

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The prospect of full-fledged ‘social Darwinism’ is far more real under a continuation of our autopilot government combined with the implementation of ObamaCare than it is under anything Ryan or Republicans have proposed.

http://pjmedia.com/blog/obamas-slow-motion-social-darwinism/?print=1

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The World Health Organization has classified the Pill as a Group 1 carcinogen, meaning that the use of this drug knowingly causes cancer. Other Group 1 carcinogens are asbestos, formaldehyde, neutron radiation, plutonium, and tobacco.

http://www.lifenews.com/2012/04/13/obamacare-subsidizes-cancer-causing-birth-control-drugs/

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Comparative Effectiveness Research Under Obamacare: A Slippery Slope to Health Care Rationing

http://thf_media.s3.amazonaws.com/2012/pdf/bg2679.pdf

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Despite administration promises, ObamaCare hasn’t helped Medicare.

http://reason.com/archives/2012/04/25/health-care-reform-isnt-entitlement-refo

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ObamaCare and Freedom

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/04/obamacare_and_freedom_1.html

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Exemptions:

ObamaCare’s Muslim Exemption

http://pjmedia.com/blog/obamacares-muslim-exemption/?print=1

and…

Obamacare exempts millions–prisoners, illegals, welfare recipients

http://washingtonexaminer.com/obamacare-exempts-millions-prisoners-illegals-welfare-recipients/article/2512205#.UJF5CIbpU4l

[ASND wonders how many of those constituencies are likely Democrat voters.  Hmm...]

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Drugmakers… agreed to run a ‘very significant public campaign’ bankrolling political support for the 2010 health-care law, including TV ads, while the Obama administration promised to block provisions opposed by drugmakers…

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-05-31/drugmakers-vowed-to-campaign-for-health-law-memos-show.html

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IPAB:

In 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) created the Independent Payment Advisory Board, or IPAB.  When the unelected government officials on this board submit a legislative proposal to Congress, it automatically becomes law: PPACA requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to implement it.  Blocking an IPAB ‘proposal’ requires at a minimum that the House and the Senate and the president agree on a substitute.  The Board’s edicts therefore can become law without congressional action, congressional approval, meaningful congressional oversight, or being subject to a presidential veto.  Citizens will have no power to challenge IPAB’s edicts in court.

http://www.cato.org/publications/policy-analysis/independent-payment-advisory-board-ppacas-anticonstitutional-authoritarian-superlegislature?print

and…

The Independent Payment Advisory Board

… its mission… is too narrow…, [it] is effectively unaccountable… [and its] time horizon is too short.

http://americanactionforum.org/sites/default/files/IPAB.pdf

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… evidence suggests that this regulation drastically distorts the employer-provided insurance market and encourages young employees under the age of 26 to have dependent coverage.”

http://thf_media.s3.amazonaws.com/2012/pdf/ib3645.pdf

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Gallup: Fewer Adults Getting Health Insurance Through Employer

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/gallup-fewer-adults-getting-health-insurance-through-employer

[ASND simply asks, "Wasn't that the whole point from the beginning?]

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Congress’s non-partisan investigators said Wednesday President Obama is stretching the law to give bonuses to mediocre private Medicare plans — an $8 billion program the auditors had already urged the administration to cancel.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jul/11/auditors-say-obama-admin-bending-health-law/?page=all#pagebreak

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FTC: Healthcare ruling is prompting scams

http://thehill.com/blogs/healthwatch/health-reform-implementation/237817-ftc-healthcare-ruling-prompting-scams

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How ObamaCare Increases Income Inequality

http://www.forbes.com/sites/merrillmatthews/2012/06/22/how-obamacare-increases-income-inequality/print/

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US Health Care: A Reality Check on Cross-Country Comparisons

http://www.aei.org/files/2012/07/11/-us-health-care-a-reality-check-on-crosscountry-comparisons_10021827743.pdf

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When Democrats in Congress pushed the Obamacare bill through, pro-life groups warned about rationing that could take place as a result.  Although liberal groups and the mainstream media laughed at the projections, they are now coming to pass.

http://www.lifenews.com/2012/07/31/obamacare-rationing-begins-states-cut-prescription-drug-benefits/

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[Obama's] Feds need 18 pages to define ‘full-time’ for Obamacare

http://washingtonexaminer.com/feds-need-18-pages-to-define-full-time-for-obamacare/article/2507528#.UE-GZlH4JCR

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Real War on Women: Obamacare Reduces Women’s Health Coverage

http://www.lifenews.com/2012/10/30/real-war-on-women-obamacare-reduces-womens-health-coverage/

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Tyranny of the Healthy

http://frontpagemag.com/2012/joseph-hippolito/tyranny-of-the-healthy/print/

and…

Whole Foods CEO: Health care law ‘like fascism’

http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/inside-politics/2013/jan/16/whole-foods-ceo-health-care-law-fascism/print/

and…

New HHS Mandate Rules Force Hobby Lobby, Any Religious Biz to Comply

http://www.lifenews.com/2013/02/01/new-hhs-mandate-rules-force-hobby-lobby-any-religious-biz-to-comply/

and…

Cutting Healthcare Costs by Killing Patients

http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/02/cutting_healthcare_costs_by_killing_patients.html

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