Obamacare’s Mysterious Missing Billions

Townhall

Obamacare, depending on who you ask in the GOP, is either a calculated Trojan Horse designed to collapse and release single payer health care upon the American public, a flawed piece of legislation that needs badly to be revised, or the greatest evil inflicted on the American public since slavery. But what if it was something far simpler: namely, free money for Democrats? A recent report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to congressional requesters provided to this author suggests that this explanation may, in fact, be the correct one.

Buried in the document’s appendices is a stunning statistic. Out of $5,509,074,183 in grants allocated to state-based exchanges, $1,453,766,433 was spent on actually building the IT infrastructure of Obamacare websites. More suspiciously still, nearly $2.4 billion was authorized for IT spending, and of the over $5.5 billion total, apparently only $3.2 billion was actually spent. However, despite the exchanges being $2.3 billion under budget, only a scant $300 million has been returned to the federal government so far.

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Wile E. Coyote, Super Genius Who Gave You Obamacare

Family Security Matters

No matter what the obstacle or what the challenge, Wile E. Coyote always seemed to come up with some massively complicated Rube Goldberg contraption that defied gravity and common sense to capture the Road Runner and finally get a decent meal out in the desert.

We think Wile E. was on the legislative team that concocted and helped pass the ACA, the ‘Affordable’ (sic) Care Act, otherwise now colloquially known as ‘Obamacare’ which is neither ‘affordable’ and has not covered every uninsured person as promised in 2010.

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Ohio becomes 25th state to contest healthcare plan

(Reuters) – Ohio is joining a multistate lawsuit over the federal healthcare reform plan passed less than a year ago because the law “tramples on the rights of Ohio’s citizens,” the state’s new attorney general said on Monday.

“We need to defend the checks and balances that our Constitution creates through its divisions of power and protect the people of Ohio from this huge federal overreach,” said Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, a Republican, in a statement.

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Interesting Statistics

England and Canada have national health care

 

 

A recent “Investor’s Business Daily” article provided very interesting statistics from a survey by the United Nations International Health Organization.

Percentage of men and women who survived a cancer five years after diagnosis:

U.S.               65%

England      46%

Canada        42%

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Obama to enact end-of-life planning for Medicare

WASHINGTON — When a proposal to encourage end-of-life planning touched off a political storm over “death panels,” Democrats dropped it from legislation to overhaul the health care system. But the Obama administration will achieve the same goal by regulation, starting Jan. 1.

Under the new policy, outlined in a Medicare regulation, the government will pay doctors who advise patients on options

for end-of-life care, which may include advance directives to forgo aggressive life-sustaining treatment.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2010/12/26/obama-to-enact-end-of-life-planning-for-medicare/#ixzz19JxfIJx4

What If Obamacare Required Everyone To Buy A Gun?

Say Anything Blog

That’s the question Virginia AG Ken Cuccinelli asked on CBS’ Washington Unplugged today (via Andrew Malcolm):

Never before in our history has the federal government ordered Americans to buy a product under the guise of regulating commerce. Imagine if this bill were that in order to protect our communities and homeland security, every American had to buy a gun. Can you imagine the reaction across the country to that?

The liberal left would recoil in horror, and even gun-toting conservatives such as myself would be opposed too, and for good reason. We shouldn’t be forced to buy something just because the government says so.

And yet, that’s the very power the Obama administration is claiming when they say they have the authority to force us to buy health insurance. It’s not just extra-constitutional, it’s wrong.

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Federal Judge Rules in Favor of Virginia’s Central Challenge to Health Care Law

Fox News

Casting an unmistakable and perhaps permanent pockmark on the face of the Obama administration, a federal judge in Virginia ruled Monday that a major component of the new health care reform law is unconstitutional.

Judge Henry E. Hudson ruled Monday for the state’s claim that the requirement for people to purchase health care exceeds the power of Congress under the Constitution’s Commerce Clause or under the General Welfare Clause.

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