(HIGHLANDS, October 19) – Republican Congressional challenger Anna Little – responding to news reports indicating that Boeing has joined a growing list of major American corporations that have decided to curtail their employees’ health benefits in the wake of the government takeover of healthcare – today reiterated her determination to repeal Obamacare when she gets to Congress in January.”We said from the beginning,” said Little, “that if this monstrosity passed, companies would be forced to make a hard choice between dropping coverage for their employees or raising their employees’ contributions to their benefits. Yesterday, Boeing announced that it is joining the long and growing list of companies that is already beginning to curtail benefits for its employees – in this case, for their 90,000 non-union employees.
“The government takeover of healthcare – ‘Pallonecare,’ in honor of his declaration that ‘This is not Obama’s bill. This isn’t Nancy Pelosi’s bill. It’s MY bill’ – was wrong on several fronts. It is bad medicine, and it is bad for business. And I cannot for the life of me understand why our Representative would think it was a good thing to raise the cost of doing business at a time when we’re trying to dig our way out of a jobless recovery.
“Washington just doesn’t get it,” continued Little. “Rather than take the right kind of actions – like voting to extend ALL the current tax rates for EVERY federal taxpayer, so that the entrepreneurs and job-creators in our economy know what will be the tax rates they face next year, and can make investment decisions accordingly – our leaders focus on growing the size of government and the reach of government, pushing it into areas it has no business being.
“Repealing Pallonecare will be the first step to restoring our nation’s economic growth,” said Little. “And the second step will be to extend the current tax rates for ALL of America’s taxpayers, so that NO ONE faces a tax hike in the middle of a jobless recovery.
“Remember, you cannot change Washington without changing the people we send to Washington!”Posted: October 19th, 2010 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Anna Little, Frank Pallone, Health Care, Press Release | Tags: Anna Little, Frank Pallone, ObamaCare, PalloneCare | 5 Comments »
From the Washington Examiner:
» Obamacare won’t decrease health care costs for the government. According to Medicare’s actuary, it will increase costs. The same is likely to happen for privately funded health care.
» As written, Obamacare covers elective abortions, contrary to Obama’s promise that it wouldn’t. This means that tax dollars will be used to pay for a procedure millions of Americans across the political spectrum view as immoral. Supposedly, the Department of Health and Human Services will bar abortion coverage with new regulations but these will likely be tied up for years in litigation, and in the end may not survive the court challenge.
» Obamacare won’t allow employees or most small businesses to keep the coverage they have and like. By Obama’s estimates, as many as 69 percent of employees, 80 percent of small businesses, and 64 percent of large businesses will be forced to change coverage, probably to more expensive plans.
» Obamacare will increase insurance premiums — in some places, it already has. Insurers, suddenly forced to cover clients’ children until age 26, have little choice but to raise premiums, and they attribute to Obamacare’s mandates a 1 to 9 percent increase. Obama’s only method of preventing massive rate increases so far has been to threaten insurers.
» Obamacare will force seasonal employers — especially the ski and amusement park industries — to pay huge fines, cut hours, or lay off employees.
» Obamacare forces states to guarantee not only payment but also treatment for indigent Medicaid patients. With many doctors now refusing to take Medicaid (because they lose money doing so), cash-strapped states could be sued and ordered to increase reimbursement rates beyond their means.
» Obamacare imposes a huge nonmedical tax compliance burden on small business. It will require them to mail IRS 1099 tax forms to every vendor from whom they make purchases of more than $600 in a year, with duplicate forms going to the Internal Revenue Service. Like so much else in the 2,500-page bill, our senators and representatives were apparently unaware of this when they passed the measure.
» Obamacare allows the IRS to confiscate part or all of your tax refund if you do not purchase a qualified insurance plan. The bill funds 16,000 new IRS agents to make sure Americans stay in line.Posted: September 23rd, 2010 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Health Care, ObamaCare, Pallone | Tags: Frank Pallone, Health Care, ObamaCare, PalloneCare | Comments Off on
By Art Gallagher
On Friday, Congressman Frank Pallone issued a press release stating that the committee that he chairs, the House Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee, will hold hearings to do a thorough review of why health insurance premiums are increasing by double digits. 25%-35% in some cases.
Pallone better check in with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius before he issues any subpoenas to health insurance company executives. Sebelius issued an stern warning to insurers on September 9th, threatening them with being cut off from the new government-run health insurances exchanges that are scheduled to begin under Obama Pallone Care in 2014, and preventing citizens from being able to use government subsidies to buy insurance from companies who are telling their customers that the increases are do in part to Obama PalloneCare.
If Pallone puts health insurance company executives under oath to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, will he also grant them immunity from Sebelius’ threats if they tell the truth about how Obama PalloneCare is contributing to the increase in health insurance costs?Posted: September 19th, 2010 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Pallone | Tags: ObamaCare, PalloneCare, Sebelius | Comments Off on Frank Pallone…Call Secretary Sebelius, Stat!