New tape of ObamaCare architect calling American people 'stupid'

November 12, 2014 / Fox News

ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber apparently doesn't think much of the intelligence of the American people.

A new tape has surfaced showing Gruber, once again, claiming the health care law's authors took advantage of the "stupid" American public.

The tape, played on Fox News' "The Kelly File," showed Gruber speaking at an October 2013 event at Washington University in St. Louis.

Referring to the so-called "Cadillac tax" on high-end health plans, he said: "They proposed it and that passed, because the American people are too stupid to understand the difference."

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Obama takes another swipe at Fox News

October 03, 2014 / Fox News

President Obama is taking heat for mocking Fox News over its coverage of his health care overhaul.

The president took the shot Thursday during a speech at Northwestern University in Illinois, as he defended his six-year record in office on the economy, on health care and on the budget.

He claimed fewer Republicans are "preaching doom on deficits" because deficits are lower.

On ObamaCare, he added: "There's a reason fewer Republicans, you hear them running about ObamaCare --- because while good, affordable health care might seem like a fanged threat to the freedom of the American people on Fox News, it's turns out it's working pretty well in the real world."

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Two equal federal courts issue opposing rulings on ObamaCare

July 22, 2014 / Fox News

A federal appeals court dealt a major blow to ObamaCare on Tuesday, ruling against the legality of some subsidies issued to people through the Affordable Care Act exchanges.

The ruling is likely to be appealed. And a separate federal appeals court -- the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals -- hours later issued its own ruling on a similar case that upheld the subsidies in their entirety.

But the decision Tuesday morning by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia nevertheless strikes at the foundation of the law by challenging subsidies that millions of people obtained through the federally run exchange known as HealthCare.gov.

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Liberal reaction to Hobby Lobby ruling

July 01, 2014 / Fox News

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that some companies like the Oklahoma-based Hobby Lobby chain of arts-and-craft stores can avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, if they have religious objections.

A sampling of reaction:

"Today, the Supreme Court took an outrageous step against the rights of America's women, setting a dangerous precedent that could permit for-profit corporations to pick and choose which laws to obey." — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

"Employers have no business intruding in the private health care decisions women make with their doctors. ... If the Supreme Court will not protect women's access to health care, then Democrats will." — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.

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Mission accomplished? ObamaCare sign-ups reportedly on track to hit 7 million

April 01, 2014 / Fox News

On the last day to sign up for ObamaCare, the program apparently was on track to sign up more than 7 million Americans for insurance coverage, though the number of enrollees who have paid for their insurance premiums is still unclear.

A source confirmed to Fox News on Tuesday that the system was on track to see 7 million sign-ups. Seven million was the original target set by the Congressional Budget Office for enrollment in taxpayer-subsidized private health insurance through new online markets created under Obama's signature legislation.

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High court clash over ObamaCare contraceptive mandate

March 25, 2014 / Fox News

One of the most controversial provisions of ObamaCare -- the mandate requiring employers to cover contraception -- was debated before the Supreme Court on Tuesday, as activists on both sides of the issue clashed outside the courtroom in Washington.

The justices appeared divided in the case, which is the highest-profile challenge to the health care law since the Supreme Court narrowly upheld the Affordable Care Act in 2012.

The case argued Tuesday involves family-owned companies, including Hobby Lobby, that provide health insurance to their employees, but object to covering certain methods of birth control that they say can work after conception, in violation of their religious beliefs.

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Media attack Matt Drudge over Obamacare tweet

March 24, 2014 / Breitbart

From Breitbart:

A White House aide set off a stampede of liberal media criticism for Internet news pioneer Matt Drudge over Obamacare -- but his critics don't seem to understand how small businesses pay taxes.

The brouhaha started when Drudge tweeted, “Just paid the Obamacare penalty for not 'getting covered'... I'M CALLING IT A LIBERTY TAX.”

Jesse Lee, the Director of Progressive Media at Barack Obama's White House, responded that that was a “Flat lie, no fee for previous year,” adding, “Scary how much influence he once had.”

Drudge indicated in his followup tweets that since he is self-employed as the proprietor of The Drudge Report, he files as a small business. According to the IRS website for self-employed individuals, they are required to pay taxes quarterly.

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ObamaCare: Americans not fond of this 4 year old

March 21, 2014 / Fox News

Like party-goers who wish they weren’t invited, as ObamaCare hits its fourth birthday this Sunday a new poll shows Americans don’t much like the birthday boy. And who can blame them?  Born of highly-partisan passage in 2010 by a then Democratic-controlled Congress without a single favorable Republican vote, the president's signature health law has unleashed a cascade of confusion via a disastrous rollout, millions of policy cancellations and sticker shock. Results of the latest Pew Research survey show 53 percent of respondents disapprove of the entitlement program, while 41 percent approve. Opposition to the health law is just one point shy of the poll’s all-time high. This can’t be a welcome gift as team Obama continues its feverish enrollment push to reach a scaled-down goal of six million ObamaCare sign ups by March 31.

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White House's court press on March Madness fans

March 17, 2014 / The Hill

From The Hill:

The White House will court basketball fans in a "March Madness"-themed campaign to increase ObamaCare enrollment ahead of a March 31 deadline.

The administration on Monday will release its "16 Sweetest Reasons to Get Covered" bracket listing the top reasons to get health insurance, according to a White House official. Each day, the bracket will be updated based on votes from online users.

The official said the effort is part ongoing attempts to "reach young consumers where they are."

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