Government – Making “Buying Insurance” Worse Than Filing Your Taxes

by Steve MacDonald July 25, 2014

And by the way, Healthcare.gov is still a sad, screwed up mess…. This seems like an especially timely reminder, given yesterday’s news about how easily GAO investigators were able to buy insurance with faked credentials on Healthcare.gov. WECT in Wilmington, North Carolina reports that actual consumers have a much more difficult time in acquiring and paying […]

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Jeb Bradley just lied to his constituents

by Skip July 25, 2014

Like all politicians, NH State Senator Jeb Bradley sends out eblasts all the time.  Now that it is campaign season, everyone should be expecting a whole lot more from all the candidates.  So, why the title?  I think I know – and I believe that Bradley makes it glaringly obvious (reformatted, emphasis mine) in this […]

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ObamaCare Sting – Eleven of 12 Fake Online or Telephone Applications Were Approved

by Steve MacDonald July 24, 2014

National Journal The undercover investigators (with the GAO) created fake identities by inventing Social Security numbers, income, and citizenship, and by counterfeiting documents. Eleven of 12 fake online or telephone applications were approved, according to Bagdoyan. Five of six phone applications were successful, with the exception of one caller who declined to give a Social […]

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BREAKING NEWS: US Appeals Court rules against Obama / IRS on their rewriting of tax subsidies in Halbig vs Burwell.

by Skip July 22, 2014

The Halbig vs Burwell, where the IRS decided that ALL Obamacare Exchanges could issue tax credits / subsidies (as opposed to what the law actually said, which was that ONLY State built Exchanges, not Federal ones, could issue those credits / subsidies to lower Obamacare premiums).  This is HUGE!  From the Washington Examiner: In a case […]

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Erstwhile 2016 Democrat Prez Candidate thanks Establishment Republicans for doing Democrats’ dirty work

by Skip July 18, 2014

Irony; Hillary Clinton thanks the Jr. Partners of the Democrat Party for doing the Democrats’ dirty work.  She knows EXACTLY – and GOP Establishment wing of the GOP can’t deny it as they made big deals of what they were going to do to Conservative and TEA Party candidates.  And more than a few cases […]

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AFP – Hold Shaheen and Kuster Accountable on Health Care

by Steve MacDonald July 17, 2014
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AFP-NH Released two new ads to the world today, seeking to help hold Shaheen and Kuster accountable.  Each Ad points out how badly New Hampshire’s health care has fared under Democrat leadership and the burdens placed on us by ObamaCare.  They are 30 second posts -  have a look. Shaheen Kuster

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Mandate Mandate

by Steve MacDonald July 13, 2014
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There is no clearer indication that the false outrage over the Hobby Lobby verdict isn’t getting the rhetorical job done than a bunch of Democrats writing a Bill they know will never pass to fix what they were too afraid to put in the original ACA to begin with. Knowing it would never pass with […]

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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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Change ‘VA’ with ‘ObamaCare’ If You Want To See Your Future

by Steve MacDonald June 25, 2014
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The VA is the template of government run medicine.  Vets have been mistreated, untreated, sat on waiting lists, and have died.  The government bureaucrats have hidden the incompetence and malfeasance and continue to receive rewards.  This is how big government at a distance works. Change ‘VA’ with ‘ObamaCare’ if you want to see your families […]

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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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Sigh….Really, the NH GOP used the word “hypocritical” over Medicaid Expansion?

by Skip June 12, 2014

I listened to WMUR at 6 today as they ran a spot on Maggie’s filing for re-election for NH Governor.  What I heard for being “hypocritical” was her taking credit for implementing Medicaid Expansion and the gas tax.  Absolutely WRONG – she had nothing to do with it.  There is no way she ehould be […]

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If Progressive Govt hadn’t “crowded out” mutual aid societies to begin with

by Skip June 12, 2014

Mutual Aid Societies and Fraternal Organizations - before Progressives decided that ONLY Government could and should do charity work, there were mutual aid societies.  Groups of people banded together to help each other – family, friends, fellow immigrants.  And to the latter, I dimly remember stories from my Dad’s dad who came over to Southie (Boston) […]

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Remember, NH State Senator Dave Boutin voted for Obamacare’s Medicaid Expansion

by Skip June 9, 2014

Ask NH State Senator Dave Boutin these questions about his  Obamacare’s Medicaid Expansion vote: Why did you put people ONTO the public dole at taxpayer expense when they already were paying for their own insurance? What are you going to TELL them when Doctors say “I’m not taking any more Medicaid patients”? What are you […]

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Guess both Obama and Scott Brown bear responsibility for this, right?

by Skip June 8, 2014

Reason why?  Scott Brown brought has it upon himself (we merely talk about it): Scott Brown keeps emphasizing that he looks forward to working with Democrats again He voted for Romneycare (Obamacare before the steroids hit) as a “good thing” Oh year, the news: UnitedHealthcare to cut doctors for Mass. seniors. “National insurance giant UnitedHealthcare plans […]

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Shaheen makes time for ‘Nanny Staters’ yet still refuses to hold town halls

by Kimberly Morin June 7, 2014

Senator Shaheen spoke today at the New Hampshire Progressive Summit in Henniker.  Interesting that she still refuses to hold town halls with actual constituents but finds time in her schedule to speak to a room filled with left wing loons who want to turn the ‘Live Free or Die’ state into a Nanny State.  All […]

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Will this NH State Senate Republican Medicaid Expansion end up like Jeanne Shaheen’s SB711?

by Skip June 5, 2014

From the Union Leader (emphasis mine, reformatted): One Medicaid managed-care company leaving the state CONCORD — Meridian Health Plan, one of the three managed-care companies administering the state Medicaid program, will withdraw June 30.  Meridian, based in Detroit, Mich., said it wants to focus on its core businesses in the Midwest.  With the NH Health […]

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VA Story

by Steve MacDonald May 29, 2014
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Efforts by Democrats to point fingers over the abuses at the VA will continue but some unpleasant facts remain. Since January 2007 the Democrats have had a majority control of the Federal government, and therefore oversight of departments like the Veterans Administration. For those who were forced to use Common Core or Everyday Math, that […]

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GrokTALK! May 17, 2014 – A Canadian Warns Us About ObamaCare

by Steve MacDonald May 22, 2014
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Canadian Health Care Advocate Shona Holmes joins us from Ontario province. Shona was a health care refugee who had to travel to the US for life saving surgery before ObamaCare.  She shares that story, gives us some background on the kind of propaganda that the Canadian government has been peddling to Canadians about pre-Obama Health […]

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ObamaCare – Where Gender Matters

by Steve MacDonald May 22, 2014
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Have a seat sir, someone will be right with you… A report that aired on Asheville, NC ABC affiliate WLOS on Tuesday detailed the plight of college student Shelby Higdon, who under ObamaCare was refused medicine because of a gender mix-up within the ObamaCare provider’s system, which according to Higdon could not be fixed due […]

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Medicaid – Obama’s promise of Hope has turned out to be quite hollow

by Skip May 17, 2014

What good is having Medicaid if doctors won’t take a Medicaid patient? As a proud new beneficiary of the Affordable Health Care Act, I’d like to report that I am doctorless. Ninety-six. Ninety-six is the number of soul crushing rejections that greeted me as I attempted to find one. It’s the number of physicians whose […]

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GrokTALK! May 17th, 2014 Black Mass, Free Speech, and A Canadian Warns Us About ObamaCare

by Steve MacDonald May 17, 2014
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Canadian Health Care Refugee Shona Holmes had to come to America to treat a brain tumor and since then she’s been a patient advocate fighting for health care rights in Canada; she’s got some observations for us, and a few warnings about ObamaCare.  Before that State Rep Jane Cormier joins us to talk the decline […]

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GrokTALK! 5/17/2014 – The Videos

by Skip May 17, 2014
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GrokTALK! for the week of May 17, 2014: Short Pre-Show Segment 1 – our usual Grokster ADD blogger bunch discussions Segment 2 – Pete “DaTechGuy” Ingemi comes on to talk about the Black Mass that was supposed to have been held at the former Christian seminary, Harvard University Segment 3 – NH State Rep Jane […]

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Jeanne Shaheen Helped Take away 10 Hospitals in NH

by Steve MacDonald May 15, 2014

Jeanne Shaheen Helped Take away 10 Hospitals in NH (and all the doctors and services along with them).  #accessgoesbuh-bye

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Don’t Hold Up Signs On The Internet Or People Will Change What They Say…

by Steve MacDonald May 12, 2014
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Michelle Obama was recently pictured on the internet holding up a sign.  The Internet noticed, and it is having its way with her sign…and so am I… There will be more of this so stay tuned…

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2014 NH GOP Annual Meeting Keynote Speakers – Kelly Ayotte, Joe Scarborough

by Skip May 4, 2014

There were two main keynote speakers at yesterday’s NH GOP Annual Meeting were US Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and former US Congressman (and current MSNBC host) Joe Scarborough).  Kelly talked about Obamacare and its effects on NH, tax code, foreign policy, the Benghazi coverup: Note:  A lighter moment right at the beginning of her speech.  […]

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Harrell! Can you ask Jeanne Shaheen this question about Obamacare for us?

by Skip April 28, 2014

Yes, Harrell Kirstein, that would be you.  Former Flack for the NH Dem Party, then for Organizing for Obama America Action, and then both.  Now, on a “leave of absence”, he’s over at US Senator Jeanne Shaheen’s campaign for re-election this year.  Thus, you are well suited (in a variety of ways) to answer this […]

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US Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) confirms what others have said about Obamacare: “Free Stuff”

by Skip April 27, 2014

The Hill: Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) admitted Friday it’s “difficult to turn the clock back” on ObamaCare, but proposed making the law voluntary as a possible fix for consumers.  “I think it’s going to be difficult to turn the clock back. People get assumed and accustomed to receiving things, particularly things that they get for […]

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Where I answer Pantaleon Florez III about the Democrat / OFA bus

by Skip April 25, 2014

This should get Pantaleon Florez III’s attention: you like being a “rent seeker” Just 3 hours ago, Pantaleon Florez III left a  comment on a post I put up about a month ago college grad schools complaining that because of Obamacare, the college that employed them had to cut their hours simply because of the economic realities forced upon it […]

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Data Point – Obamacare: paying? And not paying

by Skip April 25, 2014

Well, this isn’t going to help much, proving that enrolling is not actually getting insurance (and not getting care).  Big Government: “Millions of people without health insurance do not have bank accounts to pay for their plans, including one-quarter of those who qualify for Obamacare subsidies, reports the Washington Post.  The startling statistic comes from […]

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Hour long Drive to See A Doctor

by Steve MacDonald April 23, 2014
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AFP has a new commercial they are running in NH.  It is titled ‘Hour long Drive to See A Doctor.’  Have a look

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