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  1. Oct
    22

    "Affordable" Care Act: NC Insurance Premiums to Rise by 13% Next Year

    Posted in Healthcare By Brian Balfour | Tagged , , , ,

    In a conference call earlier today Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC discussed projected insurance premiums for 2015. North Carolina's largest health insurer says rates will rise by more than 13 percent on average next year for buyers of individual Affordable Care Act policies. Ouch. But hey, at least "if you like your plan you […]

  2. Oct
    20

    Five More ACA Horror Stories

    Posted in Healthcare By Jim Tynen | Tagged , , , , , ,

    You'll be hearing a lot about how the Affordable Care Act helps patients, but the exact opposite is true: the Affordable Care act hurts patients, especially because it pushes them into the inferior Medicaid program. Five new stories of health care disasters: 1. One North Carolina pediatrician, Dr. Rosemary Stein of Burlington, recently wrote in […]

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    Oct
    06

    Why Your Health Care Plan Was Cancelled

    Posted in Healthcare By Brian Balfour | Tagged ,

    In this three and a half minute video,  Robert Graboyes of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University explains a major reason why millions of health insurance plans were – and will be – cancelled due to a convoluted provision in Obamacare. As Graboyes puts it in the video: “There's a bizarre reason why millions […]

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    Jul
    25

    What's Easier: Real or Phony ACA Sign-ups?

    Posted in Healthcare By Jim Tynen | Tagged ,

    The Affordable Care Act's problems keep mounting. A North Carolina TV station found that people are still having problems signing up for the program — a.k.a. Obamacare. (HT to Carolina Plott Hound.) Meanwhile, how easy is it to sign up fraudulently? It's very easy, according to the federal Government Accountability Office. In other words, under […]

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    Jul
    24

    You are Extreme and Immoral – If You Disagree with William Barber

    Posted in Elections & Campaigns, Healthcare, Immigration, Life & Family Issues By Susan Myrick | Tagged , , ,

    Here is a depiction of William Barber as a guest on the Bill Maher show broadcast on Saturday… and yes this is what he really said to Maher (this image came from the NAACP facebook page — we can only presume Barber is proud of this). Then there was the following interchange between Maher and Barber after […]