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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NH House, NH State Senator Jeb Bradley, and Medicaid Expansion – an email never answered

by Skip March 16, 2015

Well, this showed up in the UL yesterday – it looks like the Repubs in the NH House will put a dagger into Jeb’s favorite program made possible with other peoples’ money (correction: dastardly politicians call it “Free money” in hopes you ARE as stupid they think you are – TANSTAFFL and they know it).  […]

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GrokTALK! March 14th, 2015 with Senator Ted Cruz

by Steve MacDonald March 14, 2015
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This week Texas Senator Ted Cruz joins us on GrokTALK!, but before that we have Dr. Jeffrey Springer on the issues with government mandates on electronic health Records, and Jane Cormier discusses Right to Life and the cultural change she sees taking shape on the issue of life. Note: The first broadcast segment of today’s […]

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King v. Burwell is About The Rule of Law

by Steve MacDonald March 6, 2015
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A majority of the nation is going about its business unaware of the most recent “front” in the political trench-war of American politics.  The United States Supreme Court is hearing arguments Wednesday in the case of King v. Burwell. King v. Burwell is the ticking bomb that could destroy the 2016 presidential aspirations of Republican candidates.  […]

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Somewhere In Your ObamaCare Future?

by Steve MacDonald February 17, 2015
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Isn’t that ironic? (Daily Mail.com) The NHS has started to ration hearing aids for the deaf – with thousands of people being offered only one device when experts say they need two. Specialists recommend that patients who are losing their hearing in both ears should be offered two aids, but some NHS authorities have started […]

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New Hampshire embracing anti-Obamacare policies amid its own health care failures

by Steve MacDonald January 26, 2015
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By Steve Mac Donald | Watchdog Arena New Hampshire has a long history of implementing Obamacare-style policies, but now the state may be looking to the free market for reform. The Granite State’s foray into health care reform started with United States Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), who burnished her progressive health-care pedigree long before she […]

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A Warning To Medicaid Expanders

by Mike January 24, 2015

In a Primary survey published today on HotAir.com, we find this nugget reflecting voter anger over ObamaCare and Medicaid expansion: On the health care front, not a whole lot of news. Nearly three out of four respondents see Obamacare exchange and expansion support as deal breakers for their primary votes, which creates a very low […]

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Separating Patients From Doctors

by Steve MacDonald January 21, 2015
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Dr. Jason Fodeman, M.D., (Heritage.org – Doc Squads) contends that Obamacare undermines the ability of doctors to treat their patients.  Doctors may be forced to treat the “average” patient based on government-created protocols—instead of treating their own “individual” patients.  The law creates agencies that could design treatment protocols that ultimately determine what procedures and treatments […]

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GrokTALK! January 17th 2015 – The Videos!

by Skip January 18, 2015

This week on GrokTALK!, apparently we had streaming problems yesterday – and I only found out AFTER the show so The Videos will show a mix of the streaming and our backup camera.  Also, Segment 4 and the Bonus Segment (after our normal show) will be in their own separate post just due to I […]

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YES, Even the Name Of The “AFFORDABLE CARE ACT” Was A Calculated Lie

by Steve MacDonald December 30, 2014
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““So what’s different this time? Why are we closer than we’ve ever been before? Because there are no cost controls in these proposals.” –Jonathan Gruber

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Obamacare Hurts Most Workers and Violates our Rights

by Don December 27, 2014

In his op-ed on December 9, 2014 in the Laconia Daily Sun (laconiadailysun.com) E. Scott Cracraft says one correct and important thing, “a “right” ends where the rights of others begin”.  Nevertheless, most of the rest of his op-ed, e.g., the stuff about snake handlers, attempts to convince readers that it is OK for Obamacare […]

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How About a Little ObamaCare Scarecrow?

by Steve MacDonald December 23, 2014
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Is there an ObamaCare Christmas surprise waiting in your Healthcare.gov enrollment stocking?  Rep Mark Meadows is reporting on one over at the Washington Times. It seems CMS [Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services] is taking a page from Jonathan Gruber’s book; rather than allowing the “stupid” masses to make a decision on their own health […]

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