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Let the Obmacare plague begin

Recently former South Carolina U.S. Senator Jim DeMint, president of the Heritage Foundation, told an audience in Franklin, Tennessee, in reference to Obamacare, “Folks, we can’t allow this plague to come onto the American people.” Today the Kaiser Family Foundation released a study detailing exactly what will happen to the American people when the Obamacare […]

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NFIB’s hollow victory

The announcement yesterday that businesses with 50 or more employees would have an extra year to comply with the Obamacare requirement that they either provide health insurance or pay a penalty was greeted with glee by the National Federation of Independent Business. “This is simply the latest evidence that implementation of this terrible law is

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T-4 to Austerity

Obamacare haters are on the verge of finally having some success in stopping the implementation of the healthcare reform.  If the sequester’s automatic budget cuts go into effect this Friday, federal spending on three of the components of teh Affordable Care Act will be impacted. Less money will be available for establishing the health insurance

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House voting to keep their healthcare perks

The U.S. House is scheduled to take their 31stvote on changing, delaying, defunding or terminating Obamacare today.  The outcome of today’s repeal vote isn’t in questions because every other vote taken on the issue has passed almost exclusively along party lines. Obamacare opponents in the House will again claim that the healthcare reform is hurting

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SC Gov. Haley dictated health panel: Outcome ordered before committee met

Post and Courier (Charleston, SC)December 14, 2011 By Renee Dudley Wednesday, December 14, 2011 Gov. Nikki Haley dictated the conclusions of a committee charged with deciding how the state should implement federal health care reform before the group ever held its first meeting, public documents show. Now, some of those involved in the dozens of

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Message to feds–ball’s in your court

So it’s unofficially official. South Carolina will have a health insurance exchange run by the federal government starting January 2014. Yesterday, Governor Haley’s administration re-confirmed that our state would not ask the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for additional money to plan for setting up an insurance exchange. That is the path

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Federal health insurance exchange for SC

Tea Party saber rattling is making S.C. House Republicans jump ship on supporting legislation (H.3738) creating a health insurance exchange in our state. The Tea Party calls in “Obamacare” because an exchange in each state is part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ideal exchange would be an online, transparent, competitive, consumer-friendly marketplace where

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