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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“Deductibles are too damn high!”

by Skip November 15, 2015

Yeah, politicians and their promises.  All we hear from the sycophants of Obama and Obamacare is that it is “affordable” for low income folks to buy an Obamacare insurance policy – and now we know that TANSTAFFL still applies because as Government artificially lowers that rate for the Have-Nots, the premium prices necessarily rise for […]

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Data Point – Obamacare wealth distribution

by Skip November 15, 2015

As I mentioned yesterday on GrokTALK!, we can now see the wealth flow, as Obama and Saul Alinsky put it, from the Haves to the Have-Nots (the actual purpose of Obamacare). Note the flows out of the next higher quintiles on a percentage basis.  As opposed to what we were told by Obama and the […]

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And when taxes go over 50%….

by Skip November 11, 2015

(H/T: Liberal Logic 101) Who works for who in the “Land of the Free”? If I am working such that most of my money is going to the Government, am I a citizen or a serf? Emphasis mine: Thank the Democrats for dropping their mask in showing (and legislating) you that they truly believe your […]

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John Kasich – sounds like NH State Senator Jeb Bradley?

by Skip November 3, 2015

Insistent on adopting Obamacare’s Medicaid Expansion while crowing about all that “free money” that’s going to make it happen (or the other way of doing the same lie – “bringing Ohio’s money back home”.  Stuff takes money to do and why is it that ALL state level politicians talk about Fed money as if their […]

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A reflection of Gov. Sununu? Or on his judgment?

by Skip November 2, 2015

After all, this: I have no feeling for the electorate anymore. It is not responding the way it used to. Their priorities are so different that if I tried to analyze it I’d be making it up. And John E Sununu is out in the hustings hustling for John Kasich; it is clear that the Sununus […]

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Even With Billions of Your Dollars ObamCare Co-ops Failing…

by Steve MacDonald October 19, 2015
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This is what happens when you trust the government with your money and you life… Daily Caller Federal officials have a secret list of 11 Obamacare health insurance co-ops they fear are on the verge of failure, but they refuse to disclose them to the public or to Congress, a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation […]

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ObamaCare Bankrupts TN School District – “Cost-Curve” Forces Them to Close

by Steve MacDonald October 15, 2015
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You read that right. The Affordable Care Act’s “cost-curve” and regulatory rules have made insuring teachers and staff so “affordable” that the school can no longer afford to operate. In an AP report, Clay County Director of Schools Jerry Strong said the school board made its decision to cancel classes because of budget issues that […]

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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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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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Progressives like the word “sustainable”; with increases like this…

by Skip August 28, 2015

…the deliberately politically misnamed Affordable Care Act is anything but affordable.  A few examples (abtracted, abridged, reformatted): Alaska -state regulators approved a 39.6% rate increase for Moda Health Alaska – state regulators approved a 38.7% hike for Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield Tennessee  – BlueCross BlueShield asked for and got a 36.3% boost in premiums. Oregon – approved a 25.6% […]

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Interview with Avik Roy: Obamacare and how Medicaid Expansion will affect NH

by Kimberly Morin August 24, 2015

During this weekend’s ‘Defending the American Dream Summit’ in Columbus, Ohio yours truly interviewed Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow Avik Roy about Obamacare and Obamacare’s Medicaid Expansion. Roy has been on the forefront when it comes to discussing healthcare and Obamacare. During the Summit, Roy sat on a panel called Obamacare called “Sick yet?” Obamacare 2.0 […]

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GrokTALK! – Donor States And Others ‘Hit Hardest’

by Steve MacDonald July 28, 2015
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In part two with Keith Carlsen (Health Care Compact) we talk donor states, the federal money shell game, and how Medicaid expansion will hurt the people who need Medicaid most. You can find the entire program here Follow us on YouTube,  Facebook, and Twitter …and take us with you on iTunes, iHeart Radio, Spreaker,TuneIn, or Stitcher.  

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New Ad from Citizens for a Strong NH nails Hassan for ‘climbing’ over Granite Staters

by Kimberly Morin July 23, 2015

Speculation over Governor Hassan running against Kelly Ayotte for the senate seat is still floating around the state house. In the meantime, it’s the perfect time to expose Hassan’s dismal record as governor. And this only scratches the surface!

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REMEMBER! NH State Senate Republicans promised a cost curve downward on Medicaid Expansion

by Skip July 17, 2015

The Feds will pick up the tab (at least in the beginning)!  It will be cheaper if we implement this Progressive (aka Obamacare) program!  Yeah, when the Feds stop paying their bill (aka, just like with their special Ed failed promises), this is what we get to look forward to as NH Taxpayers – from […]

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GrokTALK! – On The Road To Repeal

by Steve MacDonald July 5, 2015
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In part two of our interview with Mark Lucas, regional director for Americans for Prosperity, we talk about cutting through the media clutter to get free market issues heard. We also discuss important-patient driven changes to ObamaCare that we can enact now to help families…on the road to repeal. Listen to the entire program here […]

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Democrats Ruin Independence Day

by Steve MacDonald July 4, 2015
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In the tradition of the DCCC ruin Thanksgiving cheat sheet – the annual talking points memo from the “People’s Republic of Never Leave Anyone the-F Alone”, the HHS chapter of same has issued a 4th of July Fatwa to community organizers everywhere. “Tips for Talking to Your Family about the Affordable Care Act this Fourth […]

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So, where is the NH GOP’s position on these momentus US Supreme Court decisions?

by Skip June 26, 2015

The NH GOP generally has something to say about any reasonably important political happening.  I surely expected to have email missives from them from yesterday on the Obamacare decision.  After all, it is in the Statement of Principles: Support the repeal of Obamacare and oppose its implementation in New Hampshire Why isn’t NH GOP Chair […]

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Justice Scalia – “We Should Start Calling This Law SCOTUScare”

by Steve MacDonald June 25, 2015
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I’m not going to waste time remarking on the Supreme Court’s King v. Burwell decisions except to say that the left’s rejoicing will end the  moment someone uses the gymnastics required to reach that decision to an end they do not either enjoy or embrace. Besides, Justice Scalia already did the heavy lifting. Anything else […]

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History Repeats – Ace of Spades

by Susan Olsen June 12, 2015

Posted in its entirety because it is so worth the read: “Apparently, for TPA (the fast track authority) to pass, it was necessary that the TAA pass alongside it, and the latter failed, so they’re in limbo. Some people whom I respect are arguing in favor of TPP (TPA is the legislation that puts it […]

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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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“Corrupt. Ruinous. Unstable”

by Susan Olsen May 27, 2015

“Cooperative” federalism is supposed to come from Congress and federal statutes. However, practically nothing comes from Congress these days. The legislature is notoriously divided. It lacks the financial resources to rope recalcitrant states in new federalism bargains (witness the ACA), and it cannot even revisit the bargains embedded in old statutes (such as education programs or the […]

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NH Democrats are playing politics with women’s healthcare choices again

by Kimberly Morin May 22, 2015

Yesterday after Senator Kelly Ayotte announced a new piece of legislation that would allow birth control to be sold over the counter (OTC), the New Hampshire Democrats and a slew of other far left wing extremists responded by claiming the bill would somehow decrease access to birth control for women. Unfortunately for Democrats, many organizations […]

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NH Democrats are AGAINST women having more access to birth control

by Kimberly Morin May 22, 2015

Yesterday Senator Kelly Ayotte announced a new bill that she and Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) are introducing that will “help increase access to safe and effective contraceptives.” The bill is called “The Allowing Greater Access to Safe and Effective Contraception Act” and part of the intention is to allow drug companies to more easily and […]

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Data Point – Obamacare Taxes are about to snooker your wallets

by Skip April 7, 2015

All the bad stuff, the costs, were backloaded by the Obama Administration when it came to Obamacare.  Get the American populace addicted to their “affordable” Obamacare premiums and THEN let the real costs drop like a lead balloon on everyone else – see, easy-peezy redistribution of wealth – a LOT of that wealth: (H/T: The Daily […]

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Data Point – Obamacare was never about covering all of the uninsured.

by Skip March 31, 2015

Shades of “If you like your plan, you can keep your plan” – From A Kaiser Family Foundation study released in January reported that 48% of uninsured Americans say they will remain uninsured because Obamacare prices are too high. That also explains why the Kaiser Foundation estimates Obamacare will cost $2.6 trillion over the next 10 years, and why […]

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GrokTALK! with Dr. Betsy McCaughey

by Steve MacDonald March 24, 2015
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ObamaCare expert and health Care advocate Dr. Betsy McCaughey joins us to talk about King v Burwell, the courts real role, subsidies, Health Care Coverage–and the Republican off-ramp from ObamaCare, post Obama-Care America, EPA, USDA, and other regulatory intrusions, and then the upcoming First in the Nation Summit here in New Hampshire.  Listen to the […]

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GrokTALK! for the week 3/21/2015 – the videos

by Skip March 21, 2015

Unfortunately, the UStream servers had hiccups during Segment 2 with Hal Shurtleff on the Article V Convention of the States, so apologies.  In the mean time: Pre-Show – Steve, Mike, and Skip just yak for a bit Segment 1 – Judiciary Update with NH State Rep Max Abramson Segment 3 – Dr. Betsy McCaughey comes […]

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Notable Quote – Steve Mac Donald

by Skip March 16, 2015

Shot: from an email, back from 2013, on a report from a meeting where NH Senate plans on endorsing Obamacare were being discussed: I arrived just in time to hear an influential member of the board saying (I’m paraphrasing here) what a great plan it was and the only people who would not want to accept […]

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