Obamacare’s Cost per Beneficiary Explodes with Shrinking Enrollment, by John R. Graham

It has long since passed that this can be referred to as #obamacare — the responsibility falls on all those who failed to protect the citizens from this un-Constitutional tax.

“CBO anticipates that several developments in federal fiscal policy under current law will affect the economy through their impact on the labor market. The most sizable effects stem from provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ACA’s largest effect on the labor market—especially as overall employment conditions improve—will come from provisions of the act that raise effective marginal tax rates on earnings, thereby reducing how much some people choose to work. The health insurance subsidies that the act provides through the expansion of Medicaid and the exchanges are phased out for people with higher income, creating an implicit tax on some people’s additional earnings. The act also directly imposes higher taxes on some people’s labor income. Because both effects on labor supply will grow over the next few years, CBO projects, they will subtract from economic growth over that period.”

STRAIGHT LINE LOGIC

From John R. Graham at healthblog.ncpa.org:

The Congressional Budget Office’s latest budget estimate shows Obamacare’s costs per beneficiary have exploded, as enrollment in Obamacare’s broken exchanges collapses. January’s update estimates 2016 exchange enrollment at 13 million people (p. 69). Although the Administration had previously downgraded its estimate of Obamacare enrollment, this is the first significant change by the non-partisan CBO.

What is really shocking is the January update still estimates tax credits, which subsidize insurers participating in exchanges, will cost taxpayers $56 billion this year (p. 182). That amounts to about $4,308 per enrollee (although not all are subsidized). Back in March 2010, CBO estimated that 21 million people would be covered in exchanges in 2016, for a total cost of $59 billion in tax credits (pp. 20-23). That would amount to about $2,810 per enrollee.

As recently as March 2015, CBO was still assuming 21 million enrollees in Obamacare’s…

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Be Your Own Medicine

WOW — this “new” concept of PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY!!

TheBreakAway


Source: OfTwoMinds.com
Charles Hugh Smith
January 29, 2016

Treatment of atomized individuals in a setting of atomized symptoms and treatments is by any measure the opposite of a system that encourages and enables everyone to be their own medicine.

I recently saw a slogan that encapsulated what’s wrong with the U.S. healthcare system: Be Your Own Medicine. To Be Your Own Medicine is the essence of prevention, and a way of taking full ownership of one’s health, body, mind, diet, fitness and daily habits.

Alas, being your own medicine strips the $3.5 trillion healthcare system of profit, power and control, so the last thing the healthcare cartels want is for us to be our own medicine, as that would reduce our reliance on highly profitable pharmaceuticals, tests, procedures and high-cost facilities.

Note the slogan isn’t “take your own medicine” or “make your own medicine”–it’s be your own medicine

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This is How WW3 Starts

“… the US is seeking to weaken Russia …”

Really? and “… waging “information war” on Russia.”
No doubt Putin is laughing at these comments as he know #hussein is a pussy

The Tactical Hermit

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Russian Fighter Conducts Dangerous Intercept of U.S. Recon Jet

Pentagon calls Black Sea aerial provocation ‘unsafe and unprofessional’

A Russian Su-27 jet fighter came within 20 feet of a U.S. RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft over the Black Sea on Monday in Moscow’s latest military provocation involving dangerous aerial encounters.

“On Jan. 25 an RC-135 aircraft flying a routine route in international airspace over the Black Sea was intercepted by a Russian Su-27 in an unsafe and unprofessional manner,” Navy Capt. Daniel Hernandez, chief spokesman for the U.S. European Command, told the Washington Free Beacon. “We are looking into the issue.”

Defense officials said the Su-27 flew alongside the RC-135, an electronic intelligence-gathering aircraft, and then performed what they said was an aggressive banking turn away from the intelligence jet.

The thrust from the Su-27 “disturbed the controllability” of the RC-135, said one official familiar with details of the incident.

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Sharpen your Cyber-Skills: How to Make Your Own NSA Bulk Surveillance System

The Tactical Hermit

obama-nsaOF ALL THE NSA surveillance documents Edward Snowden leaked, some of the most important exposed the spy agency’s so-called XKEYSCORE program, a massive system for vacuuming up and sifting through emails, chats, images, online search activity, usernames and passwords, and other private digital data from core fiber optics cables around the world.

XKEYSCORE, which the NSA calls its “widest reaching” surveillance program, was established around 2008 and consists of more than 700 servers that store data sucked from the internet’s backbone and mine this data for patterns and connections.

Only a well-resourced party like the NSA could deploy such a grandiose surveillance program. But if your spy needs are more modest, there are a number of existing tools available that offer similar surveillance capabilities, albeit at a smaller scale, says Nicholas Weaver.

Weaver, a senior researcher at the International Computer Science Institute at UC Berkeley who focuses on network…

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Clap Along if You Know What Happiness is to You

““We are Muslims, defending Muslim religion, we are on our own, my dear, we have organized our own group,” Hamzeh said, according to the criminal complaint, adding he was confident it would trigger more attacks in the United States.”
#muckfuzzies

The Kakistocracy

That western liberalism terminates neatly in the end of both is hardly a reason to reconsider the union. Maybe that’s one of its most enduring appeals. No matter what misery and decay may occur in practice, the theory always remains pristine. That is until being cross-examined at the Treason Trials. A venue where even the most loyal theories often turn state’s evidence. But before that red-letter day, we can rely on liberalism’s consequences like the Wailing Wall can rely on republicans.

One of the most unfortunate of those consequences is the near certainty of additional Peace Frogs by the Muslims we are assured conscience compels us to import. Plainly it compels no other people on Earth, but since they’re all coming too it’s hardly a matter worth discussing. Nonetheless, many middle eastern battalions are presently coming ashore to–let me check the reason again, oh yes–identify themselves with civic concepts…

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