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Entries in Obamacare (109)

Friday
Oct252013

Lightbeam turned up 10 third party sites on government healthcare website

Mozilla has a new add-on for Firefox called Lightbeam. I call it the snoop-back tool because the add-on lets you see third party sites who connect to your activity once you land on a particular website. Today I decided to check the Obamacare tax site, Healthcare.gov with Lightbeam.  

How many third parties were there? Ten, and all I did was click on the page. I didn't enter a single bit of information.

Read more at Day on the Day.

Tuesday
Oct012013

Obamacare deluge: Twitter flooded by lowdown on the shutdown and putdowns 

On Twitchy, directly beneath this snip, snips from users in states around the nation indicated the exchange site had crashed. (Snip: Twitchy)As Monday evening crawled to an end, political junkies on Twitter debated the pending government shutdown, and putdowns flew across cyberspace like a shower of meteors.

The term #HarryReidsShutdown trended for hours, with Republicans mocking the ageing, defiant Senate head for his uncompromising stance on various offers put forth by the House GOP. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) appeared to have forgotten the legal power of the purse resides in the House.

One user named Woot took a special interest in tweets from The US Report:

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Monday
Sep302013

President Obama’s Monday presser: 5 important questions no one got to ask 

Reporters hammed it up while waiting for the president who was about 15 minutes late to the presser he called. (Frame grab/Fox News)President Barack Obama arrived at the podium about 15 minutes late during the presser he called about the continuing resolution to fund all government. On Monday, the president delivered the customary remarks, reassuring social security recipients and Medicare recipients about continuing checks and services.

Obama made brief remarks and took no questions, but there are at least 5 someone should ask him.

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Monday
Sep302013

Obamacare: Confusion and dissension late in the game

By Wendy N. Powell, guest contributor

The government is so desperate to implement this law that in California, navigators will be paid $58 for each person they get to complete an application on the exchanges and an additional $25 for a renewal. What does that say about a law few Americans understand?

Photo: Deborah Cartagena/CDCSenator Ted Cruz is “Dr. Seussing”, labor unions are flipping, Democrats are claiming that Obamacare is good for your health.   What could the matter be, and how can there be so much confusion and dissension this late in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) game?

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Thursday
Sep262013

For Democrats, a shutdown could be a preferred weapon in 2014

Are Democrats positioning to use a government shutdown as a weapon in the 2014 midterm elections?

The party will certainly need to be creative, considering the current plight of the middle class.

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Wednesday
Sep252013

Senator and doctor Barrasso: Obamacare bad for patients, terrible for taxpayers

Sen. Barrasso; photo from Senate websiteSen. John Barrasso, M.D. (R-Wyo.) spoke to Fox News on Wednesday as his colleague Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) was in the final stretch of his not-a-filibuster speech about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

Barrasso said there are “big problems ahead” in implementing Obamacare. He said Congress should keep government open, but he will not vote to fund the law Democrats passed.

The Wyoming Republican said there are still 20 taxes in Obamacare even if the bill is defunded. He said, “We need to repeal it and replace it with patient-centered care…affordable quality care.”

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Wednesday
Sep252013

Sen. Rand Paul: ‘Cruz has started a rebellion against coercion’

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) set a youthful, determined stance in comparison to the ageing GOP Old Guard. Still standing on the U.S. Senate floor after starting his not-a-filibuster speech on Tuesday, and still articulate and  energetic, Cruz fielded questions laden with remarks from fellow senators. He even brought up the Star Wars films, saying, “This is a fight to get the empire to listen to the people.”

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Tuesday
Sep242013

Cruz still cruzin’ at 10:41 p.m., could end if Reid accepts “open amendments subject to 60 vote threshold”

It’s amazing. Sen. Ted Cruz is still talking on the Senate floor in his not-a-filibuster speech. Cruz even offered Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) an olive branch of sorts.

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Tuesday
Sep242013

Ted Cruz filibuster style speech shakes up a U.S. Senate that needs a shakeup

Photo of Sen. Cruz on Senate floor (Frame grab/C-SPAN)Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) took to the floor of the U.S. Senate on Tuesday to make a long speech—technically not a filibuster—about the perils of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

Cruz is the guy the Old Guard loves to hate and Main Street applauds.

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