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this day in the yesteryear: US Supreme Court Decides Bush v. Gore (2000)


US Supreme Court Decides Bush v. Gore (2000)

The Supreme Court’s decision in this case ended Florida‘s statewide recount of ballots cast in the 2000 US presidential election and allowed its Secretary of State to certify Republican candidate George W. Bush as the winner of Florida’s 25 electoral votes. Despite the fact that Democratic candidate Al Gore had won the popular vote, the decision in Florida gave Bush a majority of the Electoral College and with it the US presidency. What reason did the court cite for stopping the recount? More… Discuss

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today’s birthday: Norbert Wiener (1894)


Norbert Wiener (1894)

A child prodigy, Wiener graduated college at age 14 and earned his PhD at 18. Several years later, he joined the faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he became a professor of mathematics. He made significant contributions to a number of areas in the field, but he is best known for his theory of cybernetics—the comparative study of control and communication in humans and machines. In an article titled “A Scientist Rebels,” Wiener urged his fellow scientists to do what? More… Discuss

this pressed for your right to know: House Republicans sue Obama administration over health care law— The Truth 24 US (@TheTruth24US) November 21, 2014


this pressed for your right to know: House Republicans sue over #Obamacare— Reuters Politics (@ReutersPolitics) November 21, 2014


this pressed for our collectice memory: #NBCNews Health Secretary Defends Affordable Care Act: HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell


Just a thought: “Transparency…is a one way mirror: one side can see through, while from the other you looks at your reflection”

this pressed for our reeducation: ObamaCare architect mouths off again, as videos cause problems for Dems


According to Watchdog.org, Gruber is currently being paid to advise the state of Vermont on a new health care plan. Watchdog.org also spoke with the man who wrote the comment that drew Gruber’s snarky rebuke, former state senator and Reagan adviser John McClaughry.

“No one should trust this man,” McClaughry told Watchdog.org. “Based on the rest of the stuff that’s come out on the videos, nobody can trust this guy.”

Even though Pelosi claimed she wasn’t familiar with Gruber, other Democrats have made clear they know him — and are not happy with him.

On CNN, former White House press secretary Jay Carney said of the tapes, “It’s not good” and acknowledged he helped write ObamaCare and the Massachusetts law.

via ObamaCare architect mouths off again, as videos cause problems for Dems.

Jonathan Gruber at Noblis – January 18, 2012


Jonathan Gruber at Noblis – January 18, 2012

this pressed for your right to know: Pelosi claims not to know ‘stupid voter’ ObamaCare architect she cited


Pelosi claims not to know ‘stupid voter’ ObamaCare architect she cited

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. speaks to reporters, Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP)

Nancy Pelosi claimed Thursday she didn’t know who ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber is, after several tapes surfaced showing him gloating about how the law was written to take advantage of the stupidity of the American voter.

Problem is, Gruber’s analysis of the law was cited extensively by her office back in 2009.

Pelosi, the House Democratic leader, tried to downplay Gruber’s role during a press conference on Thursday.

via Pelosi claims not to know ‘stupid voter’ ObamaCare architect she cited.

this pressed: For Oil and Gas Companies, Rigging Seems to Involve Wages, Too – ProPublica


The seal of the United States Department of Labor

The seal of the United States Department of Labor (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

For Oil and Gas Companies, Rigging Seems to Involve Wages, Too – ProPublica.

MUST Listen-Read: Podcast: How Insurers Are Charging You More for Your Generic Drugs – ProPublica


“The Affordable Care Act bans insurance companies from discriminating against patients with pre-existing conditions. But some policy experts say insurers could be doing just that by forcing people with chronic illnesses to pay more for their drugs.

ProPublica’s Charles Ornstein explains that insurers have long used a tiered pricing system to steer consumers away from expensive brand name medications. But according to a recent editorial in the American Journal of Managed Care, several prominent health plans are taking this tactic one step further and charging higher co-payments for some generic drugs.”

this pressed: Podcast: How Insurers Are Charging You More for Your Generic Drugs – ProPublica


Podcast: How Insurers Are Charging You More for Your Generic Drugs – ProPublica.

EXCERPTS:  The Affordable Care Act bans insurance companies from discriminating against patients with pre-existing conditions. But some policy experts say insurers could be doing just that by forcing people with chronic illnesses to pay more for their drugs.

ProPublica’s Charles Ornstein explains that insurers have long used a tiered pricing system to steer consumers away from expensive brand name medications. But according to a recent editorial in the American Journal of Managed Care, several prominent health plans are taking this tactic one step further and charging higher co-payments for some generic drugs.”

this pressed: Meet Kevin Counihan, The New ‘Obamacare CEO’ – Forbes


 

Meet Kevin Counihan, The New ‘Obamacare CEO’ – Forbes.

Elected Despotism | Judicial Watch


Elected Despotism | Judicial Watch.

 

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Under the Affordable Care Act, are the uninsured getting insured? | Americans for Prosperity


Under the Affordable Care Act, are the uninsured getting insured? | Americans for Prosperity.

 

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How the Obamacare wars hurt the mentally ill | MSNBC (in war there are no victors!)


Scott Patrick, 48, stops for a mid-day coffee in downtown Atlanta. How the Obamacare wars hurt the mentally ill | MSNBC.

The partisan war over Obamacare is now threatening the mental health services that Patrick and countless others are seeking. The president’s health care law cuts federal subsidies to safety-net hospitals that were expected to have more paying patients under the law’s Medicaid expansion and insurance exchanges. But Republican-controlled states like Georgia have refused to go along with the expansion. That’s turned safety-net providers like Grady into unintended casualties—and mental health services for Georgia’s most troubled residents are first on the chopping block. 

It was never meant to happen this way. States like Georgia, which has the nation’s sixth-highest uninsured rate, were supposed to be the biggest beneficiaries of the new Medicaid dollars.  But in 2012, the Supreme Court unexpectedly ruled that the federal government couldn’t force states to accept the expansion. 

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Workers Opting For Employer Coverage Over ObamaCare – Forbes


English: President Barack Obama's signature on...Workers Opting For Employer Coverage Over ObamaCare – Forbes. affordable 

 

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Law’s Expanded Medicaid Coverage Brings a Surge in Sign-Ups – NYTimes.com


America ranks near the bottom of developed countries in health and longevity, and many public health experts believe that improving that ranking will be impossible without paying more attention to poor Americans. It is still an open question whether access to health insurance will improve the health of the disadvantaged in the long run, experts say, but the men and women getting the coverage here say the mere fact of having it has drastically improved their mental health.”

via Law’s Expanded Medicaid Coverage Brings a Surge in Sign-Ups – NYTimes.com.

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Obama Healthcare: Affordable…for the for profit health insurance INDUSTRY” to which we are the serves!


For profit Health care INDUSTRY sole beneficiary of the Obamascare efemisticaly titled as "AFFORDABLE"

For profit Health care INDUSTRY sole beneficiary of the Obamascare euphemistically titled as “AFFORDABLE” (Click listen and get inspired!)


Videoclip de Ray Charles

Lyrics / Letra Ray Charles Hit The Road Jack