ARCHIVE – 2013

Can I Buy an Additional Health Insurance Policy Through My ObamaCare Exchange?

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Yes... and no. At least, according to the questions-and-answers section of the Maryland Health Connection, which is Maryland's ObamaCare exchange. Mindful that some people have health insurance policies that have very limited networks, I wondered what would happen if a person who already had health insurance -- say, from work ...
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Jesse Jackson’s “Duck Dynasty” Rant Rejected

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Already marginalized by the election of a black president and his own left-wing fringe politics, the Reverend Jesse Jackson is further alienating himself from mainstream America by suggesting that “Duck Dynasty” reality star Phil Robertson is worse than the bus driver who refused to let Rosa Parks sit in peace ...
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Video: DOJ’s Decision to Prosecute White Defendant in Knockout Game Hate Crime Case Debated

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On the December 27, 2013 broadcast of the Fox News Channel's O'Reilly Factor, Project 21 Co-Chairman Horace Cooper and Criminal Defense Attorney Nicole DeBorde debated the U.S. Department of Justice's decision to prosecute a white defendant accused of attacking a black victim while "playing the knockout game" under federal "hate ...
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Project 21 Awaits ObamaCare Debut

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For ObamaCare, it’s about time for the rubber to really hit the road.  And things don’t look promising to the membership of the National Center’s Project 21 black leadership network. Unless, of course, the hope is that President Obama’s signature plan to try to take over America’s health care system ...
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Unto You is Born This Day

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Luke 2: 1-14 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed, every one into his own ...
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Have Yourself a Violent Little Christmas (Courtesy of the Entertainment Elite)

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Before some people begin pontificating about their support for adding an asterisk to the Second Amendment during this holiday season, they should look under their Christmas tree and examine their holiday plans. While it was far from his most eloquent moment, National Rifle Association executive vice president Wayne LaPierre made ...
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Project 21 Members Talk Christmas Cheer and Jeers

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As common as the sales in the stores and the wassail at the parties, the Christmas season inevitably generates protests against the holiday’s religious underpinnings. From the removal of Nativity scenes by the federal and local governments to schools banning the obvious trappings of the holiday, some people have taken ...
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“Duck Dynasty” Dumping Derided by Project 21

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While acknowledging his behavior on the show bears no resemblance to the current portrayals of him by his critics, A&E Networks still acquiesced to liberal rage and suspended Phil Robertson from future filming of the reality show “Duck Dynasty.” In an interview with GQ magazine, Phil Robertson — the patriarch ...
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Did Sebelius Lie About Preventive Care?

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One of the most misleading and yet pervasive notions about health care is that preventive care saves the health care system money.  This leads politicians and others to advocate for laws the prohibit insurers from requiring any cost-sharing for preventive care.  Let patients use lots of preventive care, the thinking ...
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Enrollment Fallout

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Over at National Review Online Jim Geraghty notes that most Obamacare exchanges—45, in fact—have not even reached 10 percent of their enrollment goals.  Geraghty writes, “The only states that have reached 10 percent of their enrollment goals are California, Colorado, Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island; Kentucky is close.” And of those, ...
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Which Is Having A Worse Year, Obamacare or NHS?

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The bureaucrats at the Dept. of Health and Human Services and those at Great Britain’s National Health Service should consider getting together to compare notes on 2013. I don’t know who would come out the winner in the pity competition, but at least the ObamaCare exchanges aren’t abandoning 1 in ...
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Public Smoking AND Quitting Smoking Now Both to be Outlawed in the Big Apple?

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New York to Vote on Banning Public Use of Device that Helps Smokers Quit The Nanny State Marches On New York, NY - This week, the New York City Council is expected to vote on a bill that would ban the use of e-cigarettes where cigarette smoking is banned. In ...
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Politifact Admits The Obvious

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Many conservatives and libertarians are cheering Politifact’s decision to name President Obama’s claim, “If you like your health care plan you can keep it,” as lie of the year.  A bit less enthusiasm is in order. Sean Higgins of the Washington Examiner has been tracking Politifact’s “evolving” position on Obama’s ...
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Is Food Political? Celebrity Chef Tom Colicchio and Left-Wing Interest Groups are Making It So with “Sham Consensus” Food Policy Scorecard

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Washington, D.C. - Jeff Stier, Senior Fellow at the National Center for Public Policy Research and Director of its Risk Analysis Division, has issued a statement in response to the new "National Food Policy Scorecard" announced this week by the activist group Food Policy Action, supported by celebrity chief Tom ...
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Obamacare Exchanges Won’t Hit Enrollment Targets

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The Dept. of Health and Human Services released its latest enrollment report for the Obamacare exchanges.  According to the report, 364,682 selected a plan among all the exchanges.  137,204 selected plans in the federal exchanges and 227,478 selected plans on state exchanges. Those numbers means that the selection of plans ...
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Duped and Disenfranchised by ObamaCare

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It’s been another bad week for President Obama’s signature policy initiative and the payback is intense. Over the weekend, Ezekiel Emanuel — one of the key players in the creation of ObamaCare — candidly said that one of the real keys necessary to keeping one’s doctor or policy under the ...
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Less is More for Both Smoking and Regulation

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As the EU considers a back-door ban on snus, the least harmful form of tobacco, a large study from Israel suggests that smokers who reduce their overall consumption of cigarettes do themselves some good. This is good news for those looking for ways to reduce their risk from tobacco use, but ...
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When Somebody Says It’s Not About The Money…

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With apologies to H.L. Mencken, when Obamacare supporters say it ain’t about the cha-ching or ba-bling, it’s about the cha-ching and ba-bling. That is the the lens through which one should view the video “Forget About the Price Tag,” the winner of the Dept. of Health and Human Services ’ Healthy Young America ...
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The Nanny State Can Get You Killed; New York, Los Angeles, Chicago Move to Restrict Devices that Help Smokers Quit

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Washington, D.C. - On the same day that the Los Angeles City Council moved to regulate e-cigarettes, the National Center for Public Policy Research's Jeff Stier testified at a New York City Council Health Committee hearing on a similar measure being rushed through the New York City Council. In his ...
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“About Those Jobs Numbers” — November

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Like Wonderland, life in the Obama economic recovery is getting curiouser and curiouser. Today’s federal jobless numbers indicated a change for the better, with the unemployment rate dropping three-tenths of a percentage point to 7.0 percent in November.  Yet there were more jobs created in October (204,000), when the unemployment ...
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