Tag Archives: Obamacare

Globe: Health Connector Knew Site Had Problems Months Before Launch

The Boston Globe is reporting that the Massachusetts Health Connector knew there were problems with the transition to an Obamacare compliant website, months before launch. Massachusetts officials knew in July, three months before the launch of the state’s ill-fated health insurance website, that the technology company in charge was far behind on building the site and that there was “a…

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Kayla Berube Takes the Fight to Obamacare in Hawaii

Massachusetts Native, and Hawaii Republican Party Executive Director, Kayla Berube is taking the fight to the Hawaii department of Health and Human Services over the implementation of Obamacare in Hawaii.  The Hawaii Health Connector has been experiencing the same non-performance problems as our new Connector in Massachusetts at a similarly outrageous cost.  Berube is making national waves with her fight

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As Governor, Baker Would Seek Obamacare Waiver Every Week Until Granted

Yesterday, Charlie Baker told Bostn Herald Radio, that he would seek a waiver from provisions of the Affordable Care Act – Obamacare – that are poised to hurt Massachusetts, every week until it was granted.  These are the same waivers an overwhelming bipartisan majority of both houses of the Massachusetts legislature asked Governor Patrick to seek last year.  The waivers…

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In June, Steve Walsh (D-Lynn) Echoed Barack Obama’s Lie of the Year

Politifact named Barack Obama’s contention that under Obamacare you could keep your plan if you liked it, their lie of the year. On June 19, 2013 during the debate on the ACA implementation legislation for Massachusetts, Representative Steven Walsh (D-Lynn) spoke a version of this lie.  Geoff Diehl (R-Whitman) asked Mr. Walsh if what the President said was true, “will…

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Worcester Non-Profit Email Confirms Electoral Activity, Health Care Canvasses, and Voter Table

Earlier this month Red Mass Group wrote about Obamacare Grants paying for non-profit community organizers to canvass just before the municipal elections. In the article we uncovered that ObamaCare grants paid for 40,000 doors to be canvassed for Obamacare.  We also reported on the existence of the Massachusetts Voter Table, which is a network of Non-Profits centered around data gathering…

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Individuals face two penalties in Massachusetts

In 2006, Massachusetts passed Healthcare Reform that is sometimes called RomneyCare. This law levied penalties on individuals and employers, with 10 or more employees, if certain standards were not met regarding their health insurance. Earlier this year, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts repealed their Employer Fair Share penalty effective January 1st, 2014. Ironically the Federal penalty, passed through the Affordable Care…

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Merry Christmas from the Health Connector: Your Commonwealth Choice Policy is Cancelled

 “But ever since the law was passed, if insurers decided to downgrade or cancel these substandard plans, what we said under the law is you’ve got to replace them with quality, comprehensive coverage  — because that, too, was a central premise of the Affordable Care Act from the very beginning.” – President Barack Obama Just in time for Christmas, thousands…

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