WashPost, NYT Uncritically Hail ObamaCare Delay, Omit Sebelius's Pledg
March 26th, 2014 4:28 PM
"More time for health sign-up" cheered the Washington Post front-page headline for Amy Goldstein's March 26 story on the administration's latest ObamaCare delay, this time for the individual mandate which requires Americans to be insured so as to avoid paying a "tax" penalty. In an amazing dereliction of her journalistic duty, Goldstein utterly failed to mention that…
Supremes Let Little Sisters Have Their Way During Appeal; AP Ridiculou
January 24th, 2014 11:49 PM
On Friday, the Supreme Court issued a one-paragraph order in Little Sisters of the Poor et al v. Sebeluis et al. It told the Sisters that for the case to continue with no enforcement of the Affordable Care Act's contraception mandate, they need only to inform the government in writing "that they are non-profit organizations that hold themselves out as religious and have religious…
HealthCare.gov's Lack of Security Is Still a Disgrace, As Is the Press
January 19th, 2014 4:43 PM
On Thursday, Stephanie Condon at CBS News reported ("Security chief: HealthCare.gov has passed security testing") that Teresa Fryer, who had recommended against allowing HealthCare.gov going live before its October launch but was overruled, "told Congress ... that the Obamacare website passed security testing in December, and she would recommend that its official Authority to…
Jimmy Kimmel Savages ObamaCare and Uninformed Young People Who Support
January 15th, 2014 11:08 AM
As NewsBusters has been reporting for months, late night comics have been tearing the atrocious rollout of ObamaCare apart.
Conceivably the best job done to date was by ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel who during his opening monologue Tuesday evening absolutely savaged the law whilst ridiculing the uninformed young people in this country that have ignorantly supported something that clearly harms…
Leno: ‘American Hustle - a Film About the Marketing of ObamaCare
January 14th, 2014 9:30 AM
Jay Leno continued his unrelenting attacks on the White House Monday.
The NBC Tonight Show host opened last night’s show saying the film “American Hustle” is “about the marketing of ObamaCare” (video follows with transcript and commentary):
‘Your Turn, President Obama,’ Tweeters Demand After Christie Fires
January 10th, 2014 3:17 PM
Mere minutes after New Jersey governor Chris Christie said during a press conference on Thursday that he was firing deputy chief of staff Bridget Anne Kelly for lying about her role in closing lanes of the George Washington Bridge, many online posters compared the Republican official's swift action with the utter lack of movement by president Barack Obama, who has yet to terminate anyone in…
Politico Lets Admin Turn Obamacare's 7 Million Enrollment Target Into
January 5th, 2014 8:58 PM
In June, the Politico's Jennifer Haberkorn filed a report with the following headline: "Kathleen Sebelius: Exchange enrollment goal is 7 million by end of March." She reported in her first two paragraphs that "7 million" is "how many people the Obama administration hopes to enroll in its new health insurance marketplaces by the end of March."
AP: HealthCare.gov Can't Handle Common Life Changes, But Is 'Running F
January 3rd, 2014 3:19 PM
Obamacare's designers appear to have assumed that life is completely static. As far as they're concerned, people who are single don't marry, women don't have children, married couples don't sometimes divorce, individuals and families don't move, and workers don't change jobs. I say that because HealthCare.gov will from all appearances not accommodate any of the…
Michael Moore: 'Obamacare Is Awful
January 1st, 2014 2:04 PM
Schlockumentary filmmaker Michael Moore made quite a statement on New Year's Day.
In an op-ed published at the New York Times, Moore wrote, "Obamacare is awful."
All Iowans Who Applied For ObamaCare Asked to Reapply at State Website
December 28th, 2013 10:32 AM
The White House and its media minions want you to believe that everything is going swimmingly with ObamaCare since repairs were made to Healthcare.gov.
Quite the contrary, Iowa's KCCI TV reported Friday that the 16,000 people in that state who applied for health insurance via that website need to reapply due to a delay in paperwork (video follows with transcript and commentary):
U.S. News Outlets Ignore 'Appalling Patient Care, Bureaucratic Cover-u
December 26th, 2013 1:01 PM
Their stated excuse is, "These could never happen here, so why should U.S. news consumers care?" Their real excuse is, "We don't want anyone thinking that Obamacare could lead to this, even though there are already plenty of signs that it will."
Two weeks ago, the UK Daily Mail reported on three just-released "damming reports" on Great Britain's…
George Will: ‘ObamaCare a Tapestry of Coercions Mitigated by Random
December 23rd, 2013 7:24 PM
It really is wonderful having George Will on Fox News where we can see him more regularly than for a few minutes once a week.
On Monday’s Special Report, Will said of the revelation earlier in the day that people now had until Tuesday to sign up at Healthcare.gov, “ObamaCare now is a tapestry of coercions mitigated by random acts of presidential mercy announced in the most bizarre…
Krauthammer: Insurance Companies Ruined By ObamaCare Will Need a Bailo
December 22nd, 2013 12:00 PM
Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer made a dire prediction Sunday.
Appearing on Fox News Sunday, Krauthammer said that all the exemptions the President has given to ObamaCare will ruin insurance companies thereby necessitating the White House to ask for a huge government bailout of these companies next year that Republicans in Congress should prevent (video follows with transcript and…
AP, NYT, and Politico Ignore 'Serious High-risk Findings' at HealthCar
December 21st, 2013 10:24 AM
Friday morning, CBS News's Sharyl Attkisson reported that Teresa Fryer, the chief information security officer for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), "told Congress there have been two, serious high-risk findings since the website’s launch." Further, Fryer "told congressional interviewers that she explicitly recommended denial of the website’s…