On #Ryancare Paul Ryan = Harry Reid

The House votes today on #Ryancare. In his desperation to maintain federal government control of the health insurance and health care markets establishment Republican Speaker Paul Ryan is turning more and more to the ugly corruption of the Democrats’ former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. We urge CHQ readers to contact their Representative to demand they vote NO on this corrupt disaster.

DeWeese: The Solution to Healthcare Reform

Get government completely out of the healthcare industry where they don’t belong. Don’t try to write whole new policies. Let the insurance companies create policies to fit the market’s needs.

Red States Still Grasping at OCare Medicaid Cash

Jason Hart,

Several GOPs governors are still pursuing the OCare Medicaid expansion to bring billions in new fed. spending to their states. But a 2013 bill may burst their bubbles. Don’t count on the enhanced fed. funding for Medicaid expansions, because Congress has overpromised what it can't deliver.

Report: 42% of New Medicaid Signups are Immigrants, Their Kids

Susan Ferrechio, Washington Examiner

Immigrants and their children benefit more from Medicaid expansion than non-immigrants. The Center for Immigration Studies released a report that found both legal and illegal immigrants and their minor children made up 42% of Medicaid growth from 2011 to 2013.

IRS Scandal: Another Unforeseen Consequence of 16th Amendment

Jeffrey L. Scribner, American Thinker

Changing the way the fed. gov't gets the bulk of its revenue wouldn't necessarily change the way fed. money is spent or what it is spent on. But it would tend to make that spending much more efficient and would tend to take the fed. gov't out of several areas where it now funds activities managed by the states, like Medicaid.  

The Medicaid Mess

Michael Tanner, National Review

Now is not the time for Republican governors to go wobbly on these fraudulent arguments. 

Paul:OCare Exchange Said My Son Didn't Exist

Joe Kovacs, WND

Sen. Paul stated, "I tried to get my son signed up through the Kentucky exchange. We didn’t try to get him Medicaid, I’m trying to pay for his insurance. But they automatically enrolled him in Medicaid. For a month, they wouldn’t talk to us because they said they weren’t sure he existed."

Obamacare Won't Reduce ER Visits

Peter Suderman,

Much of Obamacare’s expanded coverage comes via Medicaid, and Medicaid beneficiaries tend to visit the ER more often than the uninsured. A new study finds that adult Medicaid beneficiaries rely on ERs 40% more than similar uninsured adults.

Gov't Healthcare Site Boasts Enrollment Surge

Philip Klein, Washington Examiner

About 1.1 million Americans picked a plan through the federally-run health insurance exchange as of Dec. 24 -- but the figure doesn't reveal how many people actually paid for health plans.

What a Conservative Social Safety Net Would Look Like – Part 4 of 4

In today's final segment of his article about effective conservative messaging writer Ben Hart brings his argument about how to frame a conservative message on the social safety net to its conclusion by taking on ObamaCare. Follow Hart's reasoning through all four segments of the article and tell us what you think.

What a Conservative Social Safety Net Would Look Like – Part 3 of 4

In today's article about effective conservative messaging writer Ben Hart takes on the “third rail” of politics – Social Security and Medicare reform. Follow Hart's reasoning through all four segments of the article and tell us what you think.

Medicaid Lets Gov Seize Your Assets

Mary Katherine Hamm, Hot Air

If you’re 55 or over, Medicaid can come back after you’re dead and bill your estate for ordinary health-care expenses. That means health insurance via Medicaid is hardly “free” for residents 55 or older.

Can You Even Keep Your Meds Under OCare?

Fred Lucas, The Blaze

It’s possible that under Obamacare, some people won’t be able to keep their medications, or at least not afford them, under the complex formulary structure of the plans on the health exchanges and because of rising costs.

It's Not Honorable for Guvs to Expand Medicaid

Right Scoop Staff

Krauthammer said that Obamacare is the law of the land via the SCOTUS and that it is honorable for Rick Scott to accept Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion in FL. But Mark Levin says that’s not true at all, that the one battle we won against Obamacare was when the SCOTUS ruled that states don’t have to accept the Medicaid expansion.

OCare's Raid of Medicare Hurts Seniors

Patrick Howley, Daily Caller

Obamacare Hurts Seniors
Obamacare “raided” $300 billion for Medicare Advantage and seniors will begin feeling the cuts next year, according to an analysis by the House Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee.

ObamaCare is Working Perfectly

Next year, President Obama’s own Department of Health and Human Services projects that 80 million employer-based health insurance plans will be cancelled. That’s in addition to HHS projecting 14 million individual policy cancellations — for a total of 93 million health insurance policy cancellations. This is exactly what Obama wants.

Will's Dire Concern for Obamacare in 2014

Dave Urbanski, The Blaze

“100 million people get their insurance from Medicare and Medicaid, 171 million get it from their employers,” George Will said. “Watch the employers... if they start dumping people into Medicare and into Medicaid, and the doctors will likely say they can no longer see Medicaid patients, then all hell is going to break loose.”

Rush: Welfare Boom is Nat'l Crisis

Rush Limbaugh,

"What kind of perspective must you have to equate 444,000 new Medicaid recipients with success? This is 91.5 million human beings not working. There isn't work for them, and 48 million on food stamps." 

Cuccinelli:TMac'd Use Shutdown in VA

Ken Cuccinelli, Fairfax County Times

If you like the way Washington is operating right now, Terry McAuliffe (who WaPo calls a “Washington insider and a Virginia outsider”) has promised to bring those same tactics to Richmond as Governor of VA.

We Paid for Those Abortions

Kevin D. Williamson, National Review Online

Across several states, Planned Parenthood overbills and charges Medicaid for abortions.