Chris Christie is lone GOP presidential prospect to expand Medicaid

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s decision to expand Medicaid under Obamacare puts him alone among Republican governors vying for the 2016 presidential nomination, and could come back to haunt him among primary voters. Some of his potential rivals who are also governors have sought ways to leverage federal money, and others have spurned the Medicaid expansion…

Posted: August 24th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, ObamaCare | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

New Jerseyans Find It Hard to Find Doctors Who Accept Their Insurance

New Jerseyans Find It Hard to Find Doctors Who Accept Their Insurance (via NJSpotlight)

New Jersey residents are more than four times as likely as the national average to have difficulty finding a doctor who accepts their health insurance, according to a new Rutgers University report. Of state residents between the ages of 18 and 64, 14…

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Posted: April 17th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Health Care, New Jersey, ObamaCare | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off

Christie: President is putting off ‘bad’ parts of Obamacare ‘until he’s almost out the door’

Christie: President is putting off ‘bad’ parts of Obamacare ‘until he’s almost out the door’ (via NJ.com)

FRANKLIN — Gov. Chris Christie today said he did not yet know how President Obama’s health care overhaul would ultimately affect New Jersey because the president kept delaying the law’s most detrimental aspects. “What effect it will have is very hard…

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Posted: April 15th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Barack Obama, Chris Christie, Obama, Obama Administration, ObamaCare | Tags: , , , | Comments Off

Sebelius: Enroll in ObamaCare by March 31, or you’re out of luck till next year

U.S. HHS Secty Kathleen Sebelius speaking on Montclair State University. State Senator Nia Gill in background.  copyright Gallco Media, LLC

U.S. HHS Secty Kathleen Sebelius speaking on Montclair State University. State Senator Nia Gill in background. copyright Gallco Media, LLC

If you don’t have heath insurance, you won’t have it this year unless you sign up at heathcare.gov by midnight on March 31, according to U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

Speaking at a press conference at Montclair State University this morning to promote the Affordable Healthcare Act to young people, Sebelius said that the government does not plan to extend the March 31 enrollment deadline for the individual market.  Those who fail to enroll by the 31st will have to wait to enroll for health insurance until November and coverage will not take effect until 2015.   The penalty in 2014 for failure to have health insurance is $95 or 1% of your income.

Sebelius said the heathcare.gov website is working well and that security concerns have been addressed.

UPDATE:

Montclair State University has released a video of Sebelius’s press conference.  The Secretary answers MMM’s Art Gallagher’s questions starting at the 27:41 mark.

Posted: March 24th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: ObamaCare | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

What would you ask Kathleen Sebelius if you had the chance?

SebeliusU.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius is scheduled to hold a press conference to kick off Enrollment Week ahead of the March 31 Affordable Healthcare Act sign up deadline Monday morning at Montclair State University.

MMM has been invited and Art Gallagher will attend.

What would you like Art to ask the Secretary if he’s lucking enough to be called on?  Leave your questions in the comments, please.

MMM will be live-streaming the press conference  at 10:30am Monday morning.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Health Care, ObamaCare | Tags: , , , , | 9 Comments »

Widespread backlog roils NJ health insurance market

Widespread backlog roils NJ health insurance market (via NJ.com)

The implementation of the Affordable Care Act has clogged the system for nearly all types of health insurance in New Jersey, causing frustration and delays for consumers, agents and policyholders say. Lingering backlogs have left thousands in limbo,…

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Posted: March 13th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: ObamaCare | Tags: , , | Comments Off

Latest Obamacare change – not an option for most NJ policyholders

Latest Obamacare change – not an option for most NJ policyholders (via NJ.com)

The two-year extension for people whose individual health insurance policies don’t comply with requirements of the new health care law, announced yesterday, will have little impact in New Jersey. Here, all but one of the six insurers selling plans…

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Posted: March 6th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2014 Congressional Races, 2014 Elections, ObamaCare | Tags: , , | Comments Off

2 million jobs eliminated by ObamaCare. Administration Says That’s Good

Thanks to ObamaCare

Posted: February 6th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Obama Administration, ObamaCare | Tags: | 7 Comments »

ObamaCare Update

obanacarehurt680,000 New Jersey residents will be losing their health care coverage  in the coming weeks, as Horizon Blue Cross and AmeriHealth cancel policies that are not compliant with ObamaCare.

But all is not lost!  HealthCare.gov doesn’t work, so one of the firms contracted by the federal government to help with the enrollment process has opened centers in Edison and Wayne that are open seven days per week where trained navigators will be on hand to help the uninsured and soon to be uninsured enroll.

The deadline to enroll in ObamaCare, if you want coverage by January 1, is December 23.  Get your elf off the shelf and hustle off to Edison or Wayne.  There are malls nearby.

President Obama is leaving Friday for a $4 million vacation in Hawaii.

Posted: December 18th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: ObamaCare | Tags: , , , | Comments Off

Obama Girl Redux and The Hipster President Turns Square

Tommy DeSeno1By Tommy DeSeno

Oh my.

As if President Obama didn’t have enough trouble this week with all the news about how he has lost the youth vote. Wait until the cool kids get a load of this.

It seems our government ran a contest for young people to submit videos to HHS to convince other young people to buy into Obamacare. Populist propaganda. Amateur government porn.

It was called the “Healthy Young America Video Contest” and the winners were announced on the White House website Tuesday.  The overall winner was submitted by a lovely girl named Erin McDonald.

The name of her video to convince young people to buy an Obamacare policy……… is………wait for it……….drum roll……….I’m not kidding about this………..

FORGET ABOUT THE PRICE TAG

If a Freudian slip could have a Freudian slip it wouldn’t be as revealing as the White House telling young people to not look at the cost. Or the rest of us for that matter.

If Democrats could have a theme song to capture the spirit of their utopian lust, the winner in the “Fiscal Irresponsibility” category would be a song called “Forget About The Price Tag.”  It’s so pre-Presidential Barack Obama rhetoric. It harkens back to his promise of a single payer healthcare system. It unfortunately portends the same for your future.

And it’s real. It seems too perfect a desperate blunder, but I’m not making this up. It’s real. The White House has endorsed a song about ObamaCare called “Forget About The Price Tag.”  Pinch me. Or shoot me. I haven’t decided yet.

Now for the video. This is no hip “Obama Girl” tune. This is bad. It’s corny. It’s Rebecca Black “Friday” bad.

Before I show it to you, will someone please contact his young lady, Erin McDonald, and ask her to reorganize that one corner of her bedroom?  It drove me insane the entire video (but thankfully distracted me from the lyrics).

With apologies to all of you, I give you the new descriptor, sound-bite, slogan, bumper sticker cum personality disorder of the Obama administration – Forget About The Price Tag:

Posted: December 6th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: ObamaCare | Tags: , , , | Comments Off