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March 25, 2014
washingtonexaminer:

Hobby Lobby founder David Green and his wife, Barbara, leave the Supreme Court. (Photo: Graeme Jennings/WashExam)

We’re so excited to stand up for our religious beliefs!!!! WHOOOOOO!!!! NO CONTRACEPTIVES FOR OUR EMPLOYEES MOFOZ!!!!!!!!!!

washingtonexaminer:

Hobby Lobby founder David Green and his wife, Barbara, leave the Supreme Court. (Photo: Graeme Jennings/WashExam)

We’re so excited to stand up for our religious beliefs!!!! WHOOOOOO!!!! NO CONTRACEPTIVES FOR OUR EMPLOYEES MOFOZ!!!!!!!!!!

13:42 // 5 months ago
January 17, 2014
The conclusions from these reports have evolved from a few causal associations in 1964 to a robust body of evidence documenting health consequences both from active smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke across a range of diseases and organ systems. A half century after the release of the first report, we continue to add to the long list of diseases caused by tobacco use and exposure.
Acting Surgeon General Boris D. Lushniak • Discussing a report released Friday, 50 years after the release of the first government report linking smoking to various diseases, which links smoking to a number of new diseases. Among the diseases pinpointed: Type 2 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and erectile dysfunction. So in case it wasn’t clear before, smoking isn’t healthy.
22:25 // 8 months ago
January 13, 2014
18:54 // 8 months ago
January 7, 2014
Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin is sorry his state’s health care rollout didn’t go according to plan. “No one is more disappointed than I am that we fell short of our rollout in the exchange, and I take responsibility for those failures,” he said. “I know that we have work to do to restore Vermonters confidence in our ability to get health care right.”
But unlike some other governors, he’s using the setbacks to—I shit you not—encourage his state to overhaul its health care further, with the goal of becoming the first state in the country to go to single-payer. Whoa. Think he can pull it off?

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin is sorry his state’s health care rollout didn’t go according to plan. “No one is more disappointed than I am that we fell short of our rollout in the exchange, and I take responsibility for those failures,” he said. “I know that we have work to do to restore Vermonters confidence in our ability to get health care right.”

But unlike some other governors, he’s using the setbacks to—I shit you not—encourage his state to overhaul its health care further, with the goal of becoming the first state in the country to go to single-payer. Whoa. Think he can pull it off?

19:28 // 8 months ago
December 23, 2013
Like some Americans, the complicated nature of the president’s case required an in-person sign-up. As you’d expect, the president’s personal information is not readily available in the variety of government databases HealthCare.gov uses to verify identities.
Obama signed up for Obamacare today, but it was a staffer who had to wait in line.
14:18 // 8 months ago
December 11, 2013

Latest Healthcare.gov stats look better, still not great

  • June Health and Human Service Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told reporters that the Obama Administration was looking to have at least 7 million consumers enrolled in new health insurance plans by the end of March 2014.
  • December The White House has admitted that getting 7 million people enrolled by March 2014 is basically impossible, revealing that only 365,000 applications have been filed via Healthcare.gov during the site’s first two months of operation. That’s still not even 50 percent of the 800,000 people that the Obama Administration was hoping to have enrolled by the end of October. source
15:44 // 9 months ago
November 30, 2013

More on “rooting for failure”

poorrichardsnews said: Conservatives are not cheering the pain of regular people. We are cheering the failure of Obamacare and policies like it that HURT regular people. I have no shame in cheering Obama’s policy failures b/c they are harmful to the American people.

» SFB says: But where were the news conferences, the Fox News alerts, the parading of people who couldn’t get their lifesaving cancer treatments under the old system? Where was the media attention when thousands of people were routinely dumped once they got sick? When did Republicans in Congress hold an oversight hearing on the leading cause of personal bankruptcy—medical debt? — Ernie @ SFB

11:41 // 9 months ago
11:18 // 9 months ago
November 21, 2013
John Boehner signed up for health care today. He used the D.C. exchange, and he complained the whole time.

John Boehner signed up for health care today. He used the D.C. exchange, and he complained the whole time.

19:35 // 10 months ago
November 18, 2013

Healthcare.Gov signups happening at far quicker pace, but …

  • 50k+ the number of signups the Obama administration has reported to Healthcare.Gov in the first two weeks of November.
  • 27k the number of signups the administration reported for all of October. That November is on pace to quadruple October is silver lining; it’s still significantly lower than the administration was hoping for. source

» Oh yeah, fun fact: Around 600 bugs are known on the site; about 200 have been fixed so far. So progress is still being made.

22:58 // 10 months ago