Archive for January 11th, 2018

One-Third of Americans are Wrong

One-Third of Americans are Wrong

on January 11, 2018, 6:32 AM / in National News

A poll found that 31 percent of Americans think Obamacare has been repealed. However, 49 percent think it’s not repealed and 21 percent are not sure. This confusion no doubt stems from exaggerations by politicians and billboard-sized claims from the news media. What Trump said was this: “when the individual mandate is being repealed, that means Obamacare is being repealed […]

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Health Sharing Group Reduces Monthly Shares

Health Sharing Group Reduces Monthly Shares

on January 11, 2018, 6:30 AM / in National News

Special Thanks to  Matt Flanders, CCHF Legislative Specialist From a Samaritan Ministries email: “We just learned that there are less Needs than Shares available for January, so the Shares will be reduced by 5 percent.” For eight of the last 17 months, the health-sharing group has reduced monthly shares owed by members. Dr. Dave Weldon, president of Alliance Health Care Sharing Ministries, […]

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Just to keep the Record Straight: Nearly 1/3 of Americans Believe Trump Repealed Obamacare

Just to keep the Record Straight: Nearly 1/3 of Americans Believe Trump Repealed Obamacare

on January 11, 2018, 6:27 AM / in National News

Trump signed the tax bill into law and said that the bill “essentially” repeals the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Although it zeroed out the penalty for not maintaining coverage, the ACA mandate language and the rest of the law remain intact. Despite this fact, 31 percent of 1,500 Americans surveyed responded that Trump had repealed Obamacare and 21 percent were unsure. Republicans […]

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Today’s Coverage Isn’t Actually “Insurance”

on January 11, 2018, 6:24 AM / in National News

Health insurance is different than most other types of insurance. In fact, it’s not really insurance at all, because it’s not strictly for catastrophic claims. Rather, it is prepaid medical care. When insurance companies are required to “cover” more preventive and routine (non-insurable) services, premiums rise. Doctor’s offices and insurers also spend billions of dollars processing payment claims for the many […]

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Socialized Medicine by Stealth

Socialized Medicine by Stealth

on January 11, 2018, 6:23 AM / in National News, Opinion

Congress isn’t done socializing American medicine. Socialized medicine is “any of various systems to provide the entire population with complete medical care through government subsidization and regularization of medical and health services.” Subsidies are part of socialism. Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the only group without subsidies are the middle- and upper-class individuals who buy their own health insurance. But Senator […]

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Some Random Drive-by Muthings of the Political Landscape

on January 11, 2018, 6:18 AM / in Opinion

There will be a wall.  And so-called “Dreamers” will get some kind of legal status to remain in the United States.  It’s now just a matter of grinding the sausage in between those two ends. TV ratings for the NFL took a knee in 2017.  Viewership was down 10 percent this season.  I’m happy to be part of the ongoing boycott.  Heckuva […]

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The ‘Trump Effect’ and the 2018 Midterm Elections

The ‘Trump Effect’ and the 2018 Midterm Elections

on January 11, 2018, 6:09 AM / in Opinion

“Trump’s first year jobs numbers were very, very good.” —The Washington Post “To take from one, because it is thought his own industry … has acquired too much, in order to spare to others, who … have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate arbitrarily the first principle of association, the guarantee to everyone the free exercise of […]

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Sears’ Death Spiral Nears Its End

on January 11, 2018, 6:06 AM / in Opinion

By Eric Englund   |    LewRockwell.com In February of 2015, I wrote an article titled “Stock Buybacks and Sears’ Death Spiral.” In this article, I was critical of Sears Holdings Corporation’s stock buybacks, totaling $6.011 billion, from 2005 through 2011. In the final paragraph of my article, I stated: When a company has little cash, negative working capital, and a negative net worth, […]

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Listen Up Congress! No Deal on DACA!

Listen Up Congress! No Deal on DACA!

on January 11, 2018, 6:03 AM / in National News, Opinion

By Kelleigh Nelson  |   Capital Hill Outsider Kelleigh Nelson According to a May 2014 report of the Center for Immigration Studies, of the 36,000 criminal aliens who, while awaiting deportation, were set free by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, 193 had been convicted of homicide, 426 of sexual assault, 303 of kidnaping, 1,075 of aggravated assault, 1,160 for stolen vehicles, […]

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What’s The Point?

What’s The Point?

on January 11, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is man’s all. —Ecclesiastes 12:13 What’s the point? This question came to mind as I watched my grandsons’ dog fetch a ball for me again and again. What’s the point? That’s what the writer of Ecclesiastes asked as he thought about the monotonous cycle he observed in nature and in life—the same […]

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January 11th in History

January 11th in History

on January 11, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

January 11 is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 354 days remaining until the end of the year (355 in leap years). Holidays Christian Feast Day: Leucius of Brindisi (Roman Catholic) Vitalis of Gaza (Roman Catholic) Paulinus II of Aquileia Theodosius the Cenobiarch January 11 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Earliest day on which Triodion can […]

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