November 23, 2013

Not News: Jessica Sanford ‘Screwed’ by Washington State’s Obamacare Exchange

Anyone out there who still doesn’t believe or won’t admit that the establishment press is hopelessly biased in favor of the left, particularly the Obama administration, needs to have the establishment press’s virtual failure to cover the Jessica Sanford story rubbed in their faces.

Ms. Sanford is the unfortunate victim of deception by Washington state’s Obamacare exchange. When it was thought that she would get a significant Obamacare subsidy and a net monthly premium of $169, President Obama touted her story based on a letter she wrote to him in a Rose Garden speech. Ms. Sanford has since learned that the state exchange seriously erred, and that she will get no subsidy at all. Because she can’t afford to pay the monthly premium, which now appears to be in the neighborhood of $600 a month (her original premium was said to be $169, and her original subsidy was reported as $452), she will go without health insurance coverage next year and pay the Affordable Care Act’s mandated fine.

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Latest PJ Media Column (‘The Fundamental Dishonesty of Obama and Obamacare’) Is Up

Filed under: Health Care,Taxes & Government — Tom @ 10:06 am

It went up here Friday evening.

It will go up here at BizzyBlog on Sunday evening (link won’t work until then) after the blackout expires.

Saturday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (112313)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 9:45 am

This open thread will stay at or near the top today. Rules are here. Possible comment fodder may follow. Other topics are also fair game.

Positivity: Pa. Catholics granted injunction against contraception mandate

Filed under: Health Care,Life-Based News,Taxes & Government — Tom @ 9:40 am

From Washington:

Nov 23, 2013 / 06:56 am

An injunction against the federal contraception mandate granted to a group of non-profit Catholic organizations in Western Pennsylvania has been hailed as a key win for religious liberty.

Brandon McGinley, field director for the Pennsylvania Family Institute, told CNA on Nov. 22 that the decision is a “victory for religious freedom.”

He pointed to the judge’s “strong argument that the Free Exercise of Religion cannot be reduced to a ‘Freedom of Worship,’” saying that this should guide other courts in considering the mandate.
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