California Forces Catholic Universities to Pay for Abortions for Their Employees

August 26, 2014 at 9:59 am


The progressive anti-religious freedom for Christians ‘war on babies’ continues…
Via Life News:

I told you this was coming. Now, Jerry Brown has decided to force two Catholic universities to cover abortion in their health insurance.

From the San Francisco Chronicle story:

Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration has reversed an earlier decision to allow two Catholic universities to eliminate coverage of most abortions for employees, saying state law requires health insurance plans to cover all abortions…

Urged by abortion-rights groups and university employees to reconsider the issue, Brown’s Department of Managed Health Care, in letters to be sent Friday to insurers for both universities, said the exclusions violate a 1975 state law that requires group health plans to cover all basic services – defined, by the law, as those that are “medically necessary.”

“Abortion is a basic health care service,” the department’s director, Michelle Rouillard, said in the letter.

Religious freedom means nothing to those who wish to use health care to impose their secularist world view on everyone.

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Jon Stewart Slams Obama Admin For Vet Deaths Breaks Out “Veterans Affairs F*@k-Ups” Swear Jar

May 21, 2014 at 8:39 am

“After seven years of an Administration that has stretched our military to the breaking point, ignored deplorable conditions at some VA hospitals, and neglected the planning and preparation necessary to care for our returning heroes, America’s veterans deserve a President who will fight for them not just when it’s easy or convenient, but every hour of every day for the next four years.”
- Then-Senator Barack Obama, November 12, 2007
Stewart takes a few well deserved digs at Bush as well over the deplorable conditions at Walter Reed Army Medical Center that were exposed while he was in office, but the Obama regime gets the brunt of it.

Obama was alerted in 2008! He KNEW! Obama told of Veterans Affairs health care debacle as far back as 2008

Obamacare 101

February 14, 2014 at 10:39 am

obamacare 101

“Freedom” Is Just Another “Buzzword” For Nothin’ Left To Lose

February 5, 2014 at 8:59 am
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Full transcript here:
Providing much needed context:

Also see:

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Eat Your Obamacare Misrepresenting Words Obama

February 5, 2014 at 7:32 am

“If you misrepresent what’s in this plan, we will call you out.”
– Obama’s 2009 Joint Session of Congress speech on Healthcare.
The tables have turned O and we are calling you out by throwing your own words back into your devious face.
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Another Obamacare Horror Story: Sick Kids Denied Access To Specialty Care

January 31, 2014 at 1:23 pm

“And here’s another number: zero. Because of this law, no American can ever again be dropped or denied coverage for a preexisting condition like asthma, back pain or cancer.”
Obama’s 2014 State of the Union Jan. 28, 2014

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Seattle Children’s treats 125 patients in January who lost contracted access through Washington’s Health Benefit Exchange:

Seattle Children’s Hospital announced today that it has treated approximately 125 patients who lost contracted access to Seattle Children’s when new plans on Washington’s Health Benefit Exchange became effective at the beginning of the year.

Those patients, whose ailments range from craniofacial disorders to a neck mass, were all treated by Seattle Children’s regardless of their Exchange plan coverage, but continued access to the hospital remains in question.

“This is a dire situation for our patients,” said Dr. Sandy Melzer, senior vice president and Chief Strategy Officer, Seattle Children’s. “We can’t continue providing services to these patients without reimbursement from their insurance companies. Eventually, these patients will have to seek care elsewhere, and for the treatment of many conditions, there is nowhere else to go in the region.”

Seattle Children’s has filed exception requests on behalf of the 125 patients. Of the more than 200 exception requests, approximately 20 have been answered by insurance companies. Eight of those were denials, including:

  • A 2-year-old with a neck mass that could have been a dangerous infection or a tumor;
  • A teenager suffering from mitochondrial disease, a rare disorder that requires treatment from a variety of specialists;
  • A 5-month-old baby diagnosed with craniosynostosis, a very serious condition in which the seams of a baby’s skull fuse together prematurely, leaving no room for the growing brain. Seattle Children’s performs more craniosynostosis surgeries than any other center in the country, based on national hospital discharge data.

Seattle Children’s made a decision to treat the patients – even though the plans will not pay network benefits for this care – to give families time to work with insurance providers and better understand their new benefits. To date, the hospital also has incurred tens of thousands of dollars in administrative costs associated with the extra work required. [...]

@SeattleChildrens Hospital Sues After #Obamacare Cuts Childrens Access In State Exchange

“Lead By Example” From Behind? Obama’s Last Minute Obamacare Signup “Symbolic” Sham UPDATE: EXCLUSIVE Screenshot Of @BarackObama’s Visit To Healthcare,gov

December 23, 2013 at 1:43 pm

obama sign up obamacareNot so fast April, ValJar fed you misinformation. He had already signed up over the weekend, albeit pretended to, but that moment has came and went. (Velvet hands April a wash cloth to scrub the egg off of her low-info-mis-info face.)

In advance of Monday’s key enrollment deadline, Obama signed up for coverage over the weekend during the start of his holiday vacation here in Hawaii in what a White House official described as a “symbolic” act to promote the Affordable Care Act, his signature legislative achievement.

The president’s health care will continue to be provided by the military [TAXPAYERS -ed], according to a statement distributed to reporters from a White House official who demanded anonymity.

A meaningless empty gesture. Fantasy land pretense. An insulting slap to our faces. How magnanimous! All hail the boy king!


America, follow Obama’s lead and pretend to enroll in Obamacare today!

H/T Twitchy

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National @CNN Poll: Support For ‘Unaffordable Care Act’ AKA Obamacare Drops To All Time Low!

December 23, 2013 at 8:30 am
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Obamacare; The Year Of  The Snake Oil

There is not enough lipstick on the entire planet to dress up Obama’s Obamacare pig

Washington (CNN) – Support for the country’s new health care law has dropped to a record low, according to a new national poll.

And a CNN/ORC International survey released Monday also indicates that most Americans predict that the Affordable Care Act will actually result in higher prices for their own medical care.

CNN/ORC International survey full results

Only 35% of those questioned in the poll say they support the health care law, a 5-point drop in less than a month. Sixty-two percent say they oppose the law, up four points from November.

Nearly all of the newfound opposition is coming from women.

Opposition to Obamacare rose six points among women, from 54% in November to 60% now, while opinion of the new law remained virtually unchanged among men,” CNN Polling Director Keating Holland said. “That’s bad news for an administration that is reaching out to moms across the country in an effort to make Obamacare a success.”

According to the survey, 43% say they oppose the health care law because it is too liberal, with 15% saying they give the measure a thumbs down because it is not liberal enough. That means half the public either favors Obamacare, or opposes it because it’s not liberal enough, down four points from last month.

Sixty-three percent say they believe the new law will increase the amount of money they personally pay for medical care, which may not be a good sign for a law known as the “Affordable Care Act.”

The survey also indicates that 42% say they will be personally worse off under Obamacare, with 16% saying the law will help them, and four in 10 saying it will have no effect on them.

Just over six in 10 say they believe they will be able to receive care from the same doctors that they now use, with 35% saying they will not be able to see the same doctors.

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Up to date RCP poll average re: Public approval of Health care Law via Real Clear Politics:
rcp public approval obamacare 12 24 2009 to 12 22 2013

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MSNBC: NBC/WSJ QuinnipiacPoll Polls Show Obama Is LESS Popular Than EVAH! Record HIGH! Record LOW!

December 11, 2013 at 12:52 pm
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Year End Lows For The President:

Schadenfreude(MSNBC) –A year that began with President Barack Obama riding high after his re-election victory and inauguration ends with him in the biggest hole of his presidency.

A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds the president with more Americans disapproving of his job performance than ever before; with half saying they’re either disappointed or dissatisfied with his presidency; and with 54% believing he’s facing a long-term setback.

Perhaps more significantly, Obama has seen a drop in key presidential attributes, such as being honest and straightforward, being able to handle a crisis and being able to achieve his goals.
While the past year has presented Obama with several different challenges – the agency scandal inside the Internal Revenue Service, the leaking of National Security Agency information, the government shutdown in October–the main culprit for his current woes has been the bungled health-care rollout.

Indeed, for the first time in the poll, a majority now views the health law as a bad idea instead of a good one.
According to the poll, Obama’s overall job-approval rating stands at 43%, up 1 point from the previous NBC/WSJ survey conducted in late October.

But 54% say they disapprove of his job, which is the highest mark in his presidency.

In addition, for the second-straight survey, Obama’s favorable/unfavorable score is a net-negative (42% positive, 46% negative).

And a combined 50% say they are either “disappointed” or “dissatisfied” with the president, versus a combined 28% who are “proud” or “satisfied.”

Another 22% say they’re mixed.

What’s more, just 28% give the president high grades for being able to achieve his goals (down 16 points from January); only 37% give him high marks for being honest and straightforward (down 5 points from June); and 44% give him high marks for being able to handle a crisis (down another 5 points since June).
50% say the health law is a bad idea
Only 34% believe the health law is a good idea (down 3 points from late October), while 50% say it’s a bad idea (the highest percentage here since the NBC/WSJ poll began asking this question).

Also, by a 51%-to-43% margin, respondents say they are bothered more by the Obama administration’s troubled health care website and some Americans losing their health plans, rather than by the Republican Party’s continued efforts to undermine the law.

And asked which one or two issues have been most important in shaping their views about the president, the top response was the health care law (58%) – followed by the economy (25%), the government shutdown (23%) and the situations in Syria and Iran (16%). [...]

‘Unaffordable Care Act’ @CNN: Single Mom Hailed By Obama As ObamaCare Success Story Loses Insurance

November 19, 2013 at 10:39 am

Poetic justice.

Obama citing Jessica Sanford’s letter –White House Rose Garden (October 21, 2013):

obama lied my health plan died“I recently received a letter from a woman named Jessica Sanford in Washington State.  And here’s what she wrote:  “I am a single mom, no child support, self-employed, and I haven’t had insurance for 15 years because it’s too expensive.  My son has ADHD and requires regular doctor visits and his meds alone cost $250 per month.  I have had an ongoing tendinitis problem due to my line of work that I haven’t had treated.  Now, finally, we get to have coverage because of the ACA for $169 per month.  I was crying the other day when I signed up.  So much stress lifted.”

Now, that is not untypical for a lot of folks like Jessica who have been struggling without health insurance.  That’s what the Affordable Care Act is all about.  The point is, the essence of the law — the health insurance that’s available to people — is working just fine.  In some cases, actually, it’s exceeding expectations — the prices are lower than we expected, the choice is greater than we expected.”

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Transcript courtesy of CNN:

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: It was a huge disappointment and especially since I had my story had been shared by the president.

CHRIS CUOMO, CNN ANCHOR: New this hour, a CNN exclusive, a woman used by the president as an Obamacare success story turns on the program. We’ll tell you why. And we have new details about warnings months before the launch.
BOLDUAN: Big story this hour, the White House facing two more embarrassing revelations in the never-ending Obamacare fiasco. First, newly released documents revealing a private consulting firm warned the administration that, the website, could be a disaster in the making. Way back in the spring they got these warnings.

And second problem, a CNN exclusive. A Washington state mom hailed as an Obamacare success story by the president in a speech just last month. Now she says she can’t afford the insurance and blames the state health care exchanges.

Let’s bring in senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta who has all of these late details this morning. Good morning, Jim.

JIM ACOSTA, CNN ANCHOR: Good morning, Kate. That’s right, Jessica Sanford was cited by the president as an Obamacare success story at a health care event he had here at the White House in the Rose Garden on October 21, that of course being just last month. The 48-year-old single mom from Washington state purchased what she considered to be affordable health care, a life-changing event she said, on the Washington state health exchange. And she decided she was so excited about this news she wanted to write an e-mail to the president to say this had really changed her life and she was thankful for the Affordable Care Act. The president included her e-mail in his remarks to people on hand for the event. Here’s a bit of what the president had to say.


BARACK OBAMA, (D) PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: I recently received a letter from a woman named Jessica Sanford in Washington state. Here’s what she wrote, “I am a single mom, no child support, self- employed, and I haven’t had insurance for 15 years because it’s too expensive. I was crying the other day when I signed up, so much stress lifted.”


ACOSTA: But days, just really three days after she was mentioned by the president, Jessica Sanford started having problems. She was receiving letters from the Washington state health exchange, the first letter telling her tax credit was reduced, therefore increasing the cost of her health care plan. And then take a look at this. Then she received a letter just last week telling her that her tax credit had been taken away all together. Show you another document here showing what the tax credit worked out to be according to the Washington state health exchange. Zero dollars according to this document that was provided to us by Jessica Sanford. She describes all of this as a rollercoaster ride because now she says she can’t afford insurance in Washington state because of these new developments. Here’s what she told us in an exclusive TV interview.


JESSICA SANFORD, SEATTLE WASHINGTON: It was like riding a big rollercoaster. They have my credit card. They have the payment date. And then, you know, once again, I’m knocked down, and this time it’s to zero. And at my rate of pay with my family size, I just don’t understand why I wouldn’t get at least a little help with a tax credit.

It was a huge disappointment, and especially since I had, you know — my story had been shared by the president, I felt like, you know, I just felt embarrassed that, you know, he quoted my story and then come to find that the Washington health plan finder, the website here in our state, had grossly miscalculated or they’re having a problem figuring their tax credits. And so at least for right now, I don’t — I’m not going to be getting insurance.


ACOSTA: Now, Jessica Sanford is not alone. According to this letter she got from the Washington state health exchange, also known as Washington Health Plan Finder, it says that other Washington state residents, applicants to the state health exchange are also receiving these letters informing them that their tax credits had been miscalculated.

When we went back to the Washington state health exchange, officials said they were looking into it and would get back to us. But guys, Jessica Sanford tells us what is so frustrating about all this is she’s a President Obama supporter. She voted for the president, she supports the Affordable Care Act. But she says after being held up as an example of what was working right with the health care plan, according to the president, she now sort of feels like an example of what’s not working at least in her home state of Washington state.

And one other thing we should point out, you mentioned the documents that were released by a house Republican committee chairman last night, those documents indicate that as of last march, senior White House — or senior administration officials, including Kathleen Sebelius, the Health and Human Services secretary, was aware of some of the problems with the website earlier this year, back in march. Those concerns, according to Republican members of this one committee, the energy and commerce committee, they feel like they were not told the full story by Kathleen Sebelius based on the documents provided by a consultant, a firm that was advising the administration on the health care plan. Guys, back to you.

CUOMO: All right, Jim, appreciate the reporting.


I have zero sympathy for anyone who voted for Obama. They were warned.

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