Monday, January 31, 2011

Health Care Law - #2604 - Tawdry Details of Obamacare - Washington Times (2) VIDEO: Obamacare's Impact on Doctors - Heritage Foundation (3) Obama's Plan Would Cost Another 20B - U.S. News & World Reports

If you would like to know what the White House really thinks of Obamacare, there’s an easy way. Look past its press releases. Ignore its promises. Forget its talking points. Instead, simply witness for yourself the outrageous way the White House protects its best friends from Obamacare.  Last year, we learned that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) had granted 111 waivers to protect a lucky few from the onerous regulations of the new national health care overhaul. That number quickly and quietly climbed to 222, and last week we learned that the number of Obamacare privileged escapes has skyrocketed to 733.  Among the fortunate is a who’s who list of unions, businesses and even several cities and four states (Massachusetts, New Jersey, Ohio and Tennessee) but none of the friends of Barack feature as prominently as the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).  Read more........

Obamacare's Impact on Doctors - Heritage Foundation - In the latest edition of the video series, Heritage’s Rob Bluey interviews Dr. Martha Boone, an Atlanta urologist. Boone explains her frustrations in the video: “The frustrating part of my day is I have two employees that work almost full time fighting Medicare and other insurance carriers for work that I have done. I absolutely detest that part of my life. I never imagined that I would do work and then have to fight a third party for work that I have done.”

Obama's Plan Would Cost Another 20B - U.S. News and World Report - President Obama's agenda spelled out in his well-received State of the Union address would boost spending an additional $20 billion and lead to higher taxes, according to a line-by-line analysis from the National Taxpayers Union Foundation. "President Obama's speech last night hinted at tax reform, and spending restraint, but also opened the door to tax increases and major spending initiatives," said NTUF Senior Policy Analyst Demian Brady. "Americans heard encouraging words about more efficient government, but little in the way of specifics about spending priorities. This leaves taxpayers wondering not only whether the federal budget deficit is headed upward or downward, but also by how much.  Read more.......

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