What the House GOP Obamacare Replacement Plan Does and Doesn’t Do

Melissa Quinn / @MelissaQuinn97 / March 07, 2017

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, left, and Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden, right, unveil their Obamacare replacement plan, the American Health Care Act. (Photo: Shawn Thew/EPA /Newscom)

After seven years of promises to repeal and replace Obamacare, House Republicans finally have a bill detailing […]

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

Trump just delivered the best speech of his political career

By Michael Goodwin

February 28, 2017 | 11:59pm

Sometimes a speech is just a speech. And sometimes it heralds the prospect of a great national revival.

Donald Trump gave the best speech of his short political life last night, and it had nothing to do with grand oratory. He was thoroughly presidential, speaking plainly and yet masterfully in […]

By |March 1st, 2017|2017|13 Comments

Gubernatorial candidate Joseph R. Rullo offers Fixes to New Jersey’s Pension Crisis

February 25,2017

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Ridgewood Nj, Jersey Born and Bred Gubernatorial candidate Joseph R. Rullo has put together a few ideas to solve the state’s massive pension crisis. Most of the ideas are relatively painless for employees and taxpayers and unlike other grand schemes easily doable .
Rullo starts […]

By |February 25th, 2017|Bergen County|14 Comments

List of Obamacare Tax Hikes

Posted by John Kartch on Thursday, February 23rd, 2017, 6:57 PM PERMALINK
It is time to repeal each and every one of Obamacare’s tax increases. The full list is below:

Individual Mandate Non-Compliance Tax: Anyone not buying “qualifying” health insurance – as defined by President Obama’s Department of Health and Human Services — must pay an income surtax to […]

By |February 24th, 2017|Obamacare|0 Comments

4 Broken Obamacare Promises That Town Hall Protesters Should Remember

Jean Morrow / @Jean_Morrow2013 / February 15, 2017

While the House and Senate plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, members of Congress are hosting town hall meetings with their constituents and have been greeted by hostile crowds.

These folks seem to have amnesia about Obamacare’s glaring failures.

Here’s a quick refresher on Obamacare’s top four broken promises.

1. Costs […]

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February 15, 2017

Let’s compare what President Trump has accomplished since the inauguration (with that enormous crowd!) with what congressional Republicans have done.

In the past three weeks, Trump has: staffed the White House, sent a dozen Cabinet nominees to the Senate, browbeat Boeing into cutting its price on a government contract, harangued American CEOs into keeping […]

By |February 16th, 2017|2017|11 Comments

“It’s not going to get any better; it’s getting worse,” CEO of Aetna, Mark Bertolini said in an interview at a Wall Street Journal event

Aetna CEO: Obamacare markets are in a ‘death spiral’


Updated 02/15/17 10:28 AM EST

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Obamacare is in a “death spiral,” the influential CEO of Aetna, Mark Bertolini, declared Wednesday morning.

Bertolini’s doomsday prophesy: More insurers will pull out of the government-run marketplaces in the coming weeks and many areas will have […]

By |February 15th, 2017|Obamacare|0 Comments

Why Delaying Obamacare Repeal Is Hurting the American People

Sondra Clark / @SondraClark / February 09, 2017

When President Donald Trump took office, repeal of Obamacare seemed like a guarantee—and then the timeline started slipping.

All the elements are in place: A Republican-controlled Congress and a Republican president, all elected after promising to repeal Obamacare. But once the celebration and ceremonies died away, Congress started to […]

By |February 10th, 2017|Obamacare|2 Comments

New Jersey bucks national trend in Obamacare enrollment

 By Kathleen O’Brien | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

on February 09, 2017 at 10:48 AM

New Jersey bucked a national trend of declining enrollment in Obamacare health insurance, but just barely, according to the tally released by the Trump administration.

January provided a roller-coaster timetable for consumers: They could sign up for subsidized health insurance through the […]

By |February 10th, 2017|Obamacare|0 Comments

NJ hospitals: Obamacare repeal would slam us

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professor Jonathan Gruber Obamacare architect said last year that a “lack of transparency” and the “stupidity of the American voter” helped Congress approve ObamaCare

Michael L. Diamond , @mdiamondappPublished 5:02 p.m. ET Jan. 26, 2017

New Jersey hospitals would be hit hard by the repeal of Obamacare if Congress doesn’t replace it with a […]

By |January 27th, 2017|Obamacare|4 Comments