Health Care

Fixing Veterans Health Care: Studying Real Choice for Veterans Forum

by Steve MacDonald August 17, 2016
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Register here On August 30th at 12:00NOON THE CONCERNED VETERANS FOR AMERICA WILL HOST A FORUM ON REAL HEALTH CARE CHOICE FOR VETERANS. On Tuesday afternoon, August 30th @ 12NN Concerned Veterans for America will host the “Fixing Veterans Health Care; Studying Real Choice for Veterans” luncheon and forum with Jay Redmen and Dan Caldwell from […]

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Obama Speech Writer’s Laugh About ‘If you Like Your Plan You Can Keep Your Plan’

by Steve MacDonald May 18, 2016
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Some of Barack Obama’s speech writer’s laugh it up on Charlie Rose over Jon Lovett’s crafting of the idea that ‘If you like your Insurance you can keep it.’ If you don’t find it all that funny, given what is happening to health insurance and health care in America, feel free to take it out […]

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Obama Care Premiums Based on Zip Code?

by Steve MacDonald December 2, 2015
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A readersent me the text of a conversation they had with a health care navigator about plans and premium costs. According to the navigator while income is a factor, what they really need to determine your cost… is your zip code. Reader:  The letter I received stated an “estimated” monthly premium for 2016.  We are […]

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GrokTALK! – Reform Veteran’s Health Care

by Steve MacDonald November 25, 2015
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Rogers Wilkins, State director for Concerned Veterans for America – New Hampshire, joins us to discuss problems at the VA, wait-lists, access, health care, and much needed reforms for our Vets. You can listen to the entire podcast here! GrokTALK! is a Mobile-Ready Broadcast

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GrokTALK! – Testosterone, Health Care, And Concealed Carry

by Steve MacDonald November 20, 2015
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Obamacare is a disaster but are NH Republicans willing to expand Medicaid so that a likely Republican Governor wont have to deal with it if elected in 2016? We also continue the conversation on the drug database, the upward cost curve of insurance and care thanks to ObamaCare, and a case involving Massachusetts police officers […]

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The Specter of Single-Payer Looms

by Steve MacDonald September 17, 2015
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We continue with Canadian Health care refugee Shona Holmes on the tens of thousands who flee to the US for care, and the risk it poses when thy try to “get back in line” north of the border. And, how all of this is waiting for us after ObamaCare’s engineered failure leads to the real […]

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GrokTALK! – You Must Wait Two Years For Most Surgeries

by Steve MacDonald September 16, 2015
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Is Canada a good role model for American Health Care reform? Only if you want to wait two years for a procedure. Canadian Health Care Refugee Shona Holmes joins us to discuss The Great White North’s record wait-times to see physicians (ranked last among top 11 OECD countries), and if America is on this road. […]

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GrokTALK! September 12th, 2015

by Steve MacDonald September 12, 2015
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We are joined by Canadian Health Care refugee Shona Holmes, talk show host Rich Girard , and Max Abramson gives us a primer on bills up for a veto override vote this week in the NH legislature. GrokTALK! is a Mobile-Ready Broadcast

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Tomorrow on GrokTALK! September 12th, 2015

by Steve MacDonald September 11, 2015
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Tomorrow on GrokTALK!  – September 12th, 2015, (9:00 am to 11 am EDT) Rich Girard on his election for Manchester Board of School Committee Shona Holmes: it’s about access to healthcare not access to health insurance. Veto Override Day Bills with Max Abramson + The Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, News, Opinion, and weather…without the weather. (Maybe we’ll squeeze in something […]

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Democrats Passed the Law so They Could Find Out What Was In It

by Steve MacDonald June 5, 2015
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The ruling in King v. Burwell will determine whether the Supreme Court believes Democrats must live with their own words or not. Democrats wrote the Affordable Care Act. They excluded taxpayer bailouts to states that do not build their own exchanges (in part) to force them to build them, and (in part) to punish those […]

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GrokTALK! Live Stream for November 22nd 2014

by Steve MacDonald November 22, 2014
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This week on GrokTALK! Dr. Joe Hannon is up first to give us a local update on the destructive force that is ObamaCare. Next up is Dr. Jeffrey Singer, an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute and Doc Squads member to talk about what ObamaCare has done to his patients and to discuss the 2014 […]

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Tomorrow on GrokTALK! – ObamaCare Palooza

by Steve MacDonald November 21, 2014
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This week on GrokTALK! Dr. Joe Hannon is up first to give us a local update on the destructive force that is ObamaCare.  Next up is Dr. Jeffrey Singer, an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute and Doc Squads member to talk about what ObamaCare has done to his patients and to discuss the  2014 […]

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Obamacare victims: New Hampshire middle class

by Kimberly Morin November 17, 2014

Saturday began the new open enrollment period for Obamacare in New Hampshire. Pushed by Governor Hassan’s office and Democrats across the state to ‘Get Covered’ for those who don’t currently have health insurance or who had their plans cancelled and now need to purchase insurance on the exchange. Shaheen and Shea-Porter, the 2 Democrats in New Hampshire who voted […]

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Jeanne Shaheen’s Legacy – How She Ruined Health Care

by Steve MacDonald October 21, 2014
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Jeanne Shaheen’s political legacy will be built on making health care more expensive and more difficult to get.  What she did to New Hampshire was bad enough.  But then Democrats sent to her Washington so she could double down on failure.  Aaaannnnd She did. Patricia Wanderlich, a Chicago-area resident, experienced a life-threatening brain hemorrhage three […]

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AM Round Up – Carter, Chemical Weapons, Martin O’Malley, Mark Udall, And Roosting Health Care Chickens

by Steve MacDonald October 9, 2014
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Every morning bloggers comb the search engines for news that interests them that day.  There is often too much to share, and I’ve never really committed to addressing that so let us try this; here is an AM round-up of links and blurbs that caught my eye before breakfast but that might never get a […]

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ObamaCare September Surprise?

by Steve MacDonald September 23, 2014
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September is almost over but the Spite House War machine has been operating non-stop all year looking for ways to deceive voters about the failure (and unpopularity) of their healthcare overhaul. POLITICO Aware that state insurance rate hikes could give Republicans a chance to resurrect Obamacare as a political liability just weeks before the midterms, […]

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GrokTALK! Greg Moore – AFP New Hampshire

by Steve MacDonald July 22, 2014
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Next Up  on GrokTALK! – Greg Moore – AFP New Hampshire joins us to talk about NH Senator Jeanne Shaheen’s long record on ruining health care in New Hampshire. We also discuss Congresswoman Ann Kuster’s complicity in out current health care mess, and the new ads AFP just released. In the second half of the […]

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Deranged women demand birth control! Why stop there?

by Kimberly Morin July 9, 2014

Today Jeanne Shaheen decided that jobs & the economy (which have been an epic fail under Democrat rule) are far less important than birth control.  She signed on to the following idiocy: The Protect Women’s Health from Corporate Interference Act of 2014, introduced by U.S. Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Mark Udall (D-CO) and co-sponsored […]

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Jeanne Shaheen is a women’s health care wrecking machine

by Kimberly Morin July 8, 2014

In an editorial Shaheen wrote this morning in the Seacoast online, Senator Jeanne Shaheen proves once again she didn’t understand the Hobby Lobby case recently won in the Supreme Court of the United States and she seems to forget her own history of hurting women’s health care in the Granite State. At this point she is intentionally lying to voters […]

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Isn’t Government Run Health Insurance Just so Dreamy?

by Steve MacDonald June 16, 2014
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NYT (with some slight edits by me…) WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is contacting hundreds of thousands of people with subsidized health insurance to resolve questions about their eligibility, as consumer advocates express concern that many will be required to repay some or all of the subsidies. Of the eight million seven million five million […]

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The Cost of ‘Free’ Health Care

by Steve MacDonald April 15, 2014
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Vermont has embarked on a mission to create a single payer system.  They voted for it but have yet to pass a bill to pay for it.  I wonder why? “…Act 48 required Vermont to create a single-payer system by 2017, the state hasn’t drafted a bill spelling out how to raise the additional $1.6 […]

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Democrats Celebrate Re-insuring Most of The People They Kicked Off The Plan They Were Told They Could Keep…

by Steve MacDonald April 2, 2014
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The spin to make 7 million so-called sign ups appear like a major embrace of ObamaCare is, as with all things Democrat, deceptive.  We don’t really know the true numbers.  We also do not know how many people have a policy or if they have made a single payment.  Then there’s the eggs they had […]

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Really “Fixing” Health Care Coverage Could Be the “New” New Hampshire Advantage

by Steve MacDonald March 14, 2014
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If you want to keep people off Medicaid, or food stamps, or welfare, you need to improve their employment prospects.   This works best with little or no public money or political interference.   Business flourishes in the sun, so the shadow of the bureaucracy must be as small as possible. We also know that the more […]

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GrokTALK! March 1, 2014 With Jenn Coffey on The Medicaid Trap & The ObamaCare Trap

by Steve MacDonald March 5, 2014
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Jenn Coffey joins us in segment three to talk about more issues with expanding Medicaid in New Hampshire. We talk about the importance of not depending on federal dollars that can and do get cut and how no lessons appear to have been learned from special Ed dollars that ended up being a fraction of […]

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GrokTALK! Feb 15, 2014 with Dr. Betsy McCaughey ‘The Moving Target of Settled Law’

by Steve MacDonald February 21, 2014
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Dr. Betsy McCaughey calls in to try and nail down the latest and greatest problems with the moving target that is the “settled law” of Obama Care. We discuss the problems for insurers, business owners, doctors, and patients. Listen or Download Download Segment Four Here Want it All? Download The entire Podcast Here Prefer Video […]

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GrokTALK! With Speaker Bill O’Brien – Affordable Health Insurance – Without Mandates

by Steve MacDonald February 4, 2014
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Speaker Bill O’Brien reminds us how the government created the problems with health care, then created solutions that just made things worse.  We discuss the decline in the number of available insurers, the decrease in access, and how HB 1541 would open up the market for health insurance, simplify the language in your policy, free […]

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Perverse Incentives Under ObamaCare

by Steve MacDonald January 28, 2014
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Forbes has an interesting article on incentives and doctors in the age of ObamaCare. We all know about the PR campaign in which supporters of the Patient Affordable Care Act were willing to accuse doctors of being no better than unscrupulous used car salesman or as confidence men in lab coats.  They were portrayed as […]

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26,190 NH Residents Are Being Forced By NH Democrats Into An Inferior, Corrupt Health Care Catch Basin

by Steve MacDonald January 27, 2014
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I wanted to make sure you saw this important email; 26,190 New Hampshire residents are being forced into an inferior, corrupt, and wasteful health-care “alternative by New Hampshire Democrats who supported the Democrat “reforms” that kicked many of them off the plan they had and liked but could not keep as Democrats promised. Many of […]

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When Rule of Law is Dead – Long Live The King…or something.

by Steve MacDonald December 27, 2013

Yahoo! news has surprised me almost every day this week by posting stories that present the Democrat signature health care reform (ObamaCare) is an unflattering light.  The most recent visits a point I’ve made as recently as this past week.  If no one knows what the law is or can even predict what it might […]

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Obama ‘Repeals’ Obama-Care

by Steve MacDonald December 22, 2013
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If ever there was a case for the benefit of ‘Rule of Law,’ where regardless of how constricting a law is at least everyone knows who and what it applies to and can predict how the law applies–the Progressive Pandora’s Box that is Obama-Care is it. It also serves as proof that the conservative position […]

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