Really, this is all that it would take – quick, simple, and to the point

by Skip March 28, 2017

“Effective as of Dec. 31, 2017, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is repealed, and the provisions of law amended or repealed by such Act are restored or revived as if such Act had not been enacted,” the bill states. None of that pussy footing around, no politicalese, fulfill’s a campaign promise in fullness […]

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An interesting thought – Striking down Trump’s immigration EO kill off Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate?

by Skip March 26, 2017

Has the Left sprung its own trap on its own feet that it didn’t know it laid all by themselves?  Remember all of the angst when Obama’s HHS decided that an “essential healthcare plan” had to include free contraceptives which also includes abortifacients?  Several organizations sued that it violated their First Amendment rights including Hobby […]

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Notable Quote – US Rep. Joe Barton

by Skip March 25, 2017

Reporters asked why, after Republicans held dozens of nearly-unanimous votes to repeal ObamaCare under President Obama, they were getting cold feet now that they control the levers of power. “Sometimes you’re playing Fantasy Football and sometimes you’re in the real game,” he admitted. “We knew the President [Obama – Skip], if we could get a […]

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RyanCare: Pi$$ Poor Planning Produces Pi$$ Poor Performance – the Debacle, Part 3

by Skip March 24, 2017

This post title DOES says it all for me (sarcasm at all the other faux outrage): How DARE House Freedom Caucus hold GOP accountable to its promises!? End Result?  Republicans wasted seven years in uttering hot air instead of doing the actual work – this bill failed their rhetoric. This bill also failed the Trust […]

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Quick Thought – Boy, have the Republicans screwed up “Repeal and Replace” – Part 2, The Debacle

by Skip March 23, 2017

No vote today and not vote tonite on RyanCare, thus a few of the headlines du jour.  All because of having a bad assumption (or assumptions) as to what was minimally possible to pass and NOT DOING YOUR HOMEWORK!!!: Chaos Inside GOP House Conference Forces Speaker Ryan to Cancel Thursday’s RyanCare Vote …The HFC members […]

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Quick Thought – Boy, have the Republicans screwed up “Repeal and Replace”

by Skip March 22, 2017

And they are voting on this Obama-lite tomorrow?  This is amending around the edges; there is little “repeal” other than what I’ve written about earlier.  While killing taxes is always good, they haven’t touched the stuff (regs and mandates) that have made Obamacare so toxic politically and financially.  So how is this “better”?  This isn’t […]

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Obamacare was always about the Alinsky Have Nots vs the Haves

by Skip March 13, 2017

Even if some of the Have’s are turned into Have-Nots.  Economics has never been the Left’s strong suit over the long run. And right now, the Stupid Party is just nibbling at its edges instead of putting a silver stake, Cross, and bullet through its heart. (H/T: Powerline)

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Paul Ryan (US House Speaker): wrong, dunderhead. Wrong Shiny Object

by Skip March 12, 2017

SHOT: House Speaker Paul Ryan warned in an interview aired Sunday that Republicans will face dire consequences if they fail to pass the Obamacare replacement plan he has introduced. Asked on CBS’ “Face the Nation” if his party would face a “bloodbath” in the 2018 midterms if the legislation fails, Ryan responded: “I do believe that […]

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Data Point – Obamacare enrollees now think it sucks

by Skip March 3, 2017

Even as many are shielded by its costs by subsidies paid by the rest of us (yeah, that’s straight up Socialism): …But a survey of actual ObamaCare customers released this week paints an entirely different picture. It found that just 22% of the 44,200 ObamaCare enrollees polled rate their health plan as good to excellent. […]

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Freedom vs “Do what you’re told”

by Skip February 23, 2017

(H/T: Liberal Logic 101)

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Canadian Healthcare being super-duper? Realistically, more of a pooper

by Skip February 17, 2017

That’s all we’ve heard since Obamacare started the wind up to become legislation: “look at Canada’s medical system – it’s socialized!”.  Nitwits all – they kept on ignoring the more than anecdotal evidence that many Canadians came here for care (including a government Minister who took advantage of our cardiac expertise).  Thus, I’m not surprised […]

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NH House Democrat Accidentally Harpoons ObamaCare?

by Steve MacDonald January 28, 2017

The New Hampshire Legislature is considering changes regarding who should decide which vaccines a child must have before attending public school. HB361 would move some decision-making authority from Health and Human Services and give it to the legislature. But that’s not what caught my attention. “Is it your contention that the process of (people) in this room, with […]

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ObamaCare ‘Repeal’ Myths

by Steve MacDonald January 13, 2017

Investors Business Daily. Democrats say repealing ObamaCare will strip millions of Americans of insurance, leave people with pre-existing medical conditions unable to find coverage, increase the budget deficit, and be a political nightmare for Republicans.

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Obamacare – killing off rural hospitals

by Skip January 9, 2017

SHOT: Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell on Republicans repealing Obamacare: She added that some rural or community hospitals will “have to shrink or even shut down if they can’t count on funding through Medicaid,” which was expanded under the law. CHASER: Ummm, I guess she doesn’t know history: Since 2010, rural hospitals have been […]

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All New GrokTALK! – A “Staff” Infection in Trump’s White House?

by Steve MacDonald January 8, 2017

In this all new 15 min session, Mike Rogers joins me as we discuss Trump’s Cabinet, the glorious Twitter end around, why it is better to Repeal and Don’t Replace, the risk of a ‘Staff’ infection in Trump’s White House, and we wonder what will become of the Tsars? Listen to “The Risk of a […]

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GT Flashback – January, 4th, 2014

by Steve MacDonald January 7, 2017

From January 4th, 2014 we are joined by guests Rick Olson, Greg Moore (AFP), Betsy McCaughey, and Alexandria Lainez the N. FL University student who just won a critical gun rights case in Florida. We talk climate, Medicaid Expansion, ObamaCare, self-defense, Blue Hampshire’s swan song, and more. Listen to “Flashback – January 4th, 2014” on […]

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Well, at least one Republican is staying on task

by Skip January 4, 2017

Since Obamacare was passed, the Republicans have said “REPEAL!”.  I’ve been waiting for this to happen for real quite some time , again to see if actions would finally match the political rhetoric: Senate Budget Committee Chair Michael Enzi (R-WY) introduced a budget resolution Tuesday that includes “reconciliation instructions” that enable Congress to repeal Obamacare […]

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Wendy’s Soviet Fashion Show Ad And ObamaCare

by Steve MacDonald January 4, 2017

I laughed out loud because I remember this Wendy’s Ad. So, why share it now? It was inserted as a comment into a discussion on Facebook about what ObamaCare really means to a lot of people. Here’s the original article. It starts like this. It’s that time of year. No, not New Years. It’s Obamacare enrollment time—that […]

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No, our government is still not working….fake Obamacare registrations pass.

by Skip December 20, 2016

“The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small,but whether it works — whether it helps families find jobs at a decent wage, care they can afford, a retirement that is dignified.”  – President Obama, Inauguration (2009) It’s like the TSA of the healthcare industry – lots of […]

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Senate Dems Want to See What’s in ObamaCare Replacement

by Steve MacDonald December 9, 2016

Senate Democrats beclown themselves over the Trump Administration’s planned transition from ObamaCare (We have to pass it to see what’s in it) to a replacement. The Trump Team owes it to the American people to explain how they'll provide health coverage BEFORE they repeal it. https://t.co/CrLdcGNBKk — Senate Democrats (@SenateDems) December 6, 2016 I think […]

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Chuck Morse – “our voting crap don’t stink” (parapharsed)

by Skip November 29, 2016

Republican State Senator Chuck Morse is irritated.  My, my, the person who blessed implementing Obamacare’s Medicaid Expansion here in NH allowing grown able-bodied men to sponge off the rest of us, is upset.  And he doesn’t like it at all.  Piqued?  Surely.  Angered?  I just wish I was there with camera in hand to catch […]

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Obamacare – now what? Yes, I have a very simple solution

by Skip November 9, 2016

All things considered, that is and the best part of it is all the GOP has do is just Alinsky it: RULE 4: “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.” If the rule is that every letter gets a reply, send 30,000 letters. You can kill them with this because no […]

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Southwestern Community Services’ John Manning probably isn’t gonna get his money from Claremont

by Skip November 6, 2016

And may lose more.  Remember, he decided that he’d replace one failed social services transportation organization and THEN start asking for money (“aggressively”).  Well, you can “aggress” all you want, but I think that Claremont (and a whole lotta other towns and cities) ain’t gonna bend over and fork it over (reformatted, emphasis mine): Hiring […]

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Remember this on Tuesday: how the Democrats’ Obamacare affects you

by Skip November 6, 2016

Much has been written (including here on the ‘Grok) about Obamacare.  Now that our “we are the right ones to implement Socialism” are seeing the absolute nightmare that this Democrat nationalization of our healthcare system has now turned into a tsunami of badness, they are: 1)Saying that those whose Obamacare premiums have skyrocketed (up to […]

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Media Bias – “but it’s a DEMOCRAT program!”

by Skip October 29, 2016

And like with almost every Democrat government program, it CANNOT be held up for ridicule criticism, or shutdown.  Including Obamacare which we now know is failing.  Given that, and that the media is four-square in the Liberal / Progressive camp, has the MSM doing their job in objectively informing us as to its problems? Um, […]

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Massive ObamaCare Rate Increase for 2017

by Steve MacDonald October 25, 2016

For Immediate Release – October 25, 2016 Contact: Greg Moore (603) 303-9297 Americans for Prosperity Comments on Massive ObamaCare Rate Increases for 2017 MANCHESTER – Americans for Prosperity – New Hampshire (AFP-NH) offered the following comments in response to news that ObamaCare rates for 2017 will include massive hikes. “Earlier this year, AFP-NH raised the […]

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A complaint about Obamacare hits the problem on the head

by Skip October 8, 2016

Via Powerline comes a complaint from Facebook – and the underlying shafting of American deliberately by Democrats (emphasis mine): Before Obamacare, we paid $481 per month for decent health insurance. Just got notice that we will have to pay $1140 PER MONTH next year!!! I am not kidding and yes you read that right…..that’s a […]

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Covering for “Horrible on Health Care” Hassan

by Steve MacDonald October 3, 2016

Sylvia Kennedy, MD has been supporting Democrat campaigns with her cash for decades (she was part of Doctors for Dean in 2003) and from her soap box for almost as long. Today she has a letter to the editor in the Eagle Tribune apeing the”Maggie Hassan is the champion of family health care and Kelly Ayotte is not” […]

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Republicans lose when they adopt the linguistics of the Left

by Skip September 23, 2016

Happens every time when the Right allows the Left to shape and define the battlefield. From the Union Leader (emphasis mine, reformatted): “If Chris had his way in the vote he cast multiple times, 50,000 people would not have their health care,” Van Ostern said. He admitted the next state budget would likely require more dollars from […]

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Obama Orders the IRS to Harass Healthy Young People

by Steve MacDonald September 22, 2016
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If you opted to pay the tax to the IRS instead of exchanging your hard earned dollars for crappy ObamaCare, well, the President is not pleased with you. He has asked the IRS to use your private tax information to hunt you down and politely ask you to get in line. (Forbes) “…at President Obama’s […]

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