May 30th, 2012

Internal HHS Document: "Hospitality Health CO-OP" incorporated in Delaware--Search of Delaware site shows CO-OP must have a different name

We previously reported that Hospitality Health CO-OP, an awardee of a $66 million low interest federal grant was not registered with the state of Nevada, nor could we find it registered in any state.

But an internal HHS document obtained by Forbes blogger Avik Roy sheds some light on the issue. Read more »

May 22nd

HHS has some explaining to do on unregistered $66 million CO-OP grant awardee

Last week we reported that “Hospitality Health CO-OP,” the union-sponsored organization that on Friday received a $66 million grant from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is not registered as an entity in Nevada where HHS reports it will be offering insurance. Now HHS has some explaining to do because the CO-OP grant program requires that CO-OP grant applicants have an “official certificate of organization.” Read more »

May 18th

CO-OP recipient of $66 million of Obamacare funds not registered with state

The Obama Administration has just awarded $65,925,396 in Obamacare loan grants to a Nevada insurance CO-OP (Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan) with strong union ties. What's more, a search of the Nevada Secretary of State's website and follow-up call to their office shows that "Hospitality Health CO-OP" isn't registered with the Nevada Secretary of State's office! Read more »

May 2nd

Obamacare program asks for billions more while expecting to lose $3.1 billion; Congress investigates

Apparently $3.4 billion isn't enough. It now seems that the Obama Administration is asking for a total of $7.25 billion dollars to fund loan grants in its Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (CO-OP) Program.

The same Administration that gave us Solyndra, had told us last year to expect a CO-OP loan default rate of 30% to 35%. Now it appears that the expected loss rate is 43%. That's $3,130,000,000 that the Obama Administration expects to lose! Read more »

April 20th

Callling HHS to account for banning reporters from public forums

Last week we reported that the Obama Administration’s Department of Health and Human Services banned reporters from public meetings on Obamacare’s Essential Health Benefits. This week we’ve taken action by filing a Freedom of Information Act request with HHS. Read more »

April 12th

Turtle bites, walking into lampposts, and men accidentally becoming pregnant: Obamacare’s medical coding mandate

A new Obamacare regulation will require doctors to use a new 140,000 code system called the ICD-10. This new mandate forces a new level of complexity to the practice of medicine that not only may convince some medical practitioners to retire early but could also lead to some bizarre results. Read more »

April 9th

Obama Admin banned reporters from key public Obamacare meetings

Photo by Zach Klein (Some Rights Reserved)

The Obama Administration banned reporters from public meetings last year on a key aspect of Obamacare's Health Insurance Exchanges according to a report by the Association of Health Care Journalists. Read more »

March 27th

Predictions by liberal media of Obamacare’s demise premature

Yesterday, Jeffrey Toobin, a liberal legal analyst for CNN, was rebuked by Senator Harry Reid for predicting that, based on yesterday’s oral arguments, the Supreme Court would rule against Obamacare’s Individual Mandate. But despite early predictions of the Individual Mandate’s demise, a closer look at the oral arguments shows that such analysis is premature. Read more »

Obamacare at the Supreme Court: Day one analysis

In this video, we give an overview of the issues and arguments that were heard in the first day of oral arguments on Obamacare before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Mr. President: Here's the CBO ... er ... that is ... the "Banana" report

Unless you were paying close attention, amidst all of the news about Obamacare at the Supreme Court, you may have missed a strange story about the President from the New Yorker:

...Obama became so frustrated with the C.B.O. that at one point during the health-care debate he banned his aides from using the term “C.B.O.” in his presence. Instead, the President called the C.B.O. “banana.”