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Obama’s legacy: Plenty of change, not so much hope

BY DAVID LIGHTMAN

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WASHINGTON

Barack Obama promised hope and change when he became the nation’s 44th president eight years ago. He delivered on the change, but leaves a nation still struggling for hope.

He departs office after leading the United States out of its worst economic crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s, and as the country […]

By |January 14th, 2017|2017|3 Comments

Obamacare Repeal Must Be on Day One: Congress Has No Excuses

Jim DeMint / @JimDeMint / January 02, 2017

In less than three weeks’ time, when Donald Trump becomes our next president, he will take an oath to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.

It is fitting, then, that Trump has committed to repealing and replacing one of his predecessor’s most infamous unconstitutional policies, […]

By |January 9th, 2017|Obamacare|1 Comment

Britain’s health service in a ‘humanitarian crisis’: Red Cross

By Kate Holton
ReutersJanuary 7, 2017

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s health service is engulfed in a “humanitarian crisis” that requires the support of the Red Cross to use Land Rovers to transport patients, the charity said on Saturday.

Founded in 1948, the National Health Service (NHS) is a source of huge pride for many Britons who are able […]

By |January 8th, 2017|Obamacare|0 Comments

The Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity health reform plan, Transcending Obamacare

The second edition of FREOPP’s health reform plan, Transcending Obamacare, is 102 pages cover-to-cover. If you want to read the whole thing, or if you’re interested in the plan’s take on the broad range of health reform topics, click here. The article you’re reading now is for those who specifically want a quick read on […]

By |January 7th, 2017|Obamacare|0 Comments

18 Major Scandals in Obama’s ‘Scandal-Free’ Presidency

by JOHN HAYWARD2 Jan 20174,188

President Obama and his mouthpieces have embarked on a bizarre scheme to hypnotize America into forgetting the many scandals of his presidency. They seem to think that intoning “this administration hasn’t had a scandal” over and over again will make history disappear. It’s the lamest Jedi Mind Trick ever, and is […]

By |January 5th, 2017|obamanomics|0 Comments

REPUBLICANS PRIMED FOR PUSH TO DISMANTLE OBAMA’S POLICIES

BY RICHARD LARDNER
ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of the 115th Congress will be sworn in at noon Tuesday, setting off an aggressive campaign by Republicans who control the House and Senate to dismantle eight years of President Barack Obama’s Democratic policies.

The first and biggest target is Obama’s signature health care law, which Republicans have long […]

By |January 3rd, 2017|2017|0 Comments

Nearly 95% of all new jobs during Obama era were part-time, or contract

Investing.com  | Dec 21, 2016 12:23AM ET

Investing.com — A new study by economists from Harvard and Princeton indicates that 94% of the 10 million new jobs created during the Obama era were temporary positions.

The study shows that the jobs were temporary, contract positions, or part-time “gig” jobs in a variety of fields.

Female workers suffered most […]

By |December 24th, 2016|obamanomics|0 Comments

Life Expectancy In U.S. Drops For First Time In Decades, Report Finds

December 8, 201612:02 AM ET
Heard on Morning Edition

One of the fundamental ways scientists measure the well-being of a nation is tracking the rate at which its citizens die and how long they can be expected to live.

So the news out of the federal government Thursday is disturbing: The overall U.S. death rate has increased for […]

By |December 8th, 2016|Obamacare|3 Comments

You may be eligible for health subsidies and not know it

Lindy Washburn , Staff Writer, @LindyWa5:59 p.m. EST December 5, 2016

About 224,000 New Jersey consumers can get tax credits for plans through the Affordable Care Act in 2017.

The federal government drew attention Monday to the millions of Americans, including nearly 224,000  in New Jersey, who are eligible for subsidies to buy health coverage but apparently […]

By |December 7th, 2016|Obamacare|0 Comments

Effort to stop surprise medical bills stalls as doctors fight back

By Susan K. Livio | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
on December 05, 2016 at 5:35 PM

TRENTON — The seven-year effort to crack down on surprise out-of-network medical bills was delayed again Monday, the same day a group of doctors urged lawmakers to consider an alternative proposal they say won’t force them out of business.

Sen. Joseph […]

By |December 7th, 2016|Bergen County|0 Comments