No Bid Contract Goes To…

First Lady Michelle Obama’s Princeton classmate is a top executive at the company that earned the contract to build the failed Obamacare website.

Toni Townes-Whitley, Princeton class of ’85, is senior vice president at CGI Federal, which earned the no-bid contract to build the $678 million Obamacare enrollment website at CGI Federal is the U.S. arm of a Canadian company.

Townes-Whitley and her Princeton classmate Michelle Obama are both members of the Association of Black Princeton Alumni. read more

The Obamacare Endgame

by: the Common Constitutionalist


For obvious reasons, everyone is discussing the rollout of the president’s pride and joy, Obamacare. We are all well aware of what a disaster it  has been thus far. The “glitches” in the system causing exchange websites to crash, so that the individuals that must have insurance can’t obtain it.


Then Obama blindly advises us to call an 800 number if we can’t access the site, only to be told, assuming one is able to actually speak to a human, that you must first register on the website. Way to go Prez!


We’ve learned that in order for Obamacare to even function, the scheme needs a minimum of 7 million enrollees, although like every other government estimate, it will probably end up needing 10 the 14 million.


Now weeks into this debacle, we’ve learned of the pitiful sign up numbers – states like South Dakota with just 20 people thus far.


Meanwhile, people by the hundreds of thousands if not millions are being jettisoned from their current insurance policies.


Now, we all remember these words. In July 2009, Obama exclaimed in his typically condescending staccato voice: “Let me be exactly clear about what health care reform means to you. First of all, if you’ve got health insurance, you like your doctors, you like your plan, you can keep your doctor, you can keep your plan. Nobody is talking about taking that away from you.”


True, they just won’t talk about it as it is being taken away.


Now, we’ve all heard the saying, “sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good”. Well, I think we may be witnessing this firsthand.


At this point, I believe the administration knows that Obamacare is safe. It won’t be repealed or defunded. The Republicans are just too cowardly. read more

Obamacare…And So There Were Three

When President Barack Obama defended his  foundering health insurance overhaul Monday in a carefully staged and scripted  White House pep rally, thirteen people stood behind him as examples of Americans  whom the ‘Obamacare’ law would help. But according to their biographies, just  three have actually enrolled in the plans offered in their states.

They include the state of Delaware’s first  Obamacare insurance participant – and, so far, its only one – along with a  Tennessee woman who enrolled less than a day before the press event, and a  Washington, D.C. man that the Obama White House has used on two previous  occasions to symbolize the administration’s policy positions.

The other ten included small business owners,  twenty-somethings enrolled in their parents’ health insurance plans, a  pharmacist, and both self-employed and part-time workers.

President Barack Obama spoke in the Rose Garden of the White House, flanked by three Obamacare enrollees and ten Americans who haven't actually taken the plunge
President Barack Obama spoke in the Rose Garden of the  White House, flanked by three Obamacare enrollees and ten Americans who haven’t  actually taken the plunge read more

Universal Flu Vaccine

A new ‘Holy Grail’ flu vaccine which gives lifelong protection against all strains of the virus could be available within five years.

Scientists from Britain and Europe are getting ready to start large-scale trials of a universal vaccine after early tests on humans proved successful.

If all goes to plan the new injection would stop the need for annual flu jabs and could save thousands of lives every year.

It could also be effective against highly dangerous forms of the disease, such as Spanish flu, even if they mutate, preventing global pandemics like the one which killed 100million people in 1918. read more

Premiums and Deductibles and Co-Pays, Oh My!

by: the Common Constitutionalist


Think health insurance is expensive now? Wait until it’s free!

Well, we’re still waiting.

Everyone has been talking about Obamacare’s expensive premiums. That many plans have people seeing premium increases of 50 – 100 – 150% and more.

To be sure, folks are already beginning to suffer from monthly premium sticker shock. That is, the few that  have been able to get into the system to purchase a plan.

 But what will really effect the public’s bottom line is the astronomical deductibles and co-pays that will be forced on us. It’s pay me now, pay me later…just pay up!

 Nationwide,  deductibles on the least expensive Bronze Obamacare plans can be as high as almost $13,000. Couple that with co-pays of up to 40%.

Don’t get sick and don’t get hurt!

Glossary for those who are unfamiliar with the terms:

Deductible: the amount for which the insured is liable on each loss, injury, etc., before an insurance company will make payment.

Co-pay: a fixed amount required by a health insurer to be paid by the insured for each outpatient visit or drug prescription. read more

Our Glitchy Government

by: the Common Constitutionalist


Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard reports of the chaos in two Walmart superstores this past weekend. It was a story of EBT (food stamp) cards gone wild. I guess, more like food stamp recipients gone wild, and wild being the key word.

 For those who didn’t hear or see, for a few hours last Saturday in Louisiana, EBT cards had literally no spending limit. In just those few hours both stores were picked clean.

 CBS news affiliate KSLA reported that the police were dispatched to the Walmart locations, one in Spring Hill and the other in Mansfield Louisiana to help maintain order as shoppers (thieves) swept through the aisles and bought (stole) as much as they could carry. It was pandemonium.

 KSLA reported that the EBT system suffered a temporary “glitch” during a routine maintenance test. Glitch huh. That’s become a rather common word in the past few weeks.

 The Spring Hill police chief said, “it was worse than any black Friday”.

 One man, OJ Evans, who took a video of the aftermath expressed to KSLA that it was just “human reaction” to stock up, given the opportunity. Another man, Stan Garcia, said it was just “plain theft. That’s stealing, that’s all I’ve got to say about it”.

 Well, Stan is right. These “shoppers” no doubt all have a sense of entitlement. This wasn’t a “human reaction”. It was an animal reaction, although maybe the food stamp recipients simply thought the money came from Obama’s stash. To them it was free money for free stuff.

 These are the same types of people that, after a natural disaster occurs, would think nothing of looting that same Walmart. Remember the video of looters from New Orleans after Katrina?

 And how did so many find out about the “glitch” so quickly? My guess is that calls went out immediately from inside the stores, probably on Obamaphones.

 As more and more people end up on food stamps either by necessity or through government solicitation – don’t be surprised to hear more of these “glitch” stories.

 These are the types of things that will occur as Obamacare is eventually forced down our throats, I guarantee it. Just look at all the glitches that have already occurred. People without insurance trying to logon to government websites to obtain it only to be frozen out and told the information it took hours and sometimes days to input is no longer available or no longer exists.

 The larger a government program is or becomes, the more unmanageable it is. Imagine if the entire social security or welfare system were to be rolled out en masse today. The only reason they function at all is they started small and grew over decades.

 Now imagine you are a father or mother of a child who falls ill over a holiday weekend. You take your sick child in to see his or her government-mandated physician, assuming they will have weekend hours. After hours upon hours of waiting the doctor sees you but explains that due to a “glitch” your child has been dropped from the system. The doctor explains that the government will not allow him to treat your child and to come back when the glitch is fixed. What do you do? Who can you call? Like an insurance company, will the government have a 24-hour hotline? Do we really think that government hacks will be manning the phones all hours of the day, nights and weekends?

 You’d be better off looting some medicine from your local Walmart.


Behold the Hollywood bubble. This week, actress Olivia Wilde starred in an Obamacare propaganda video targeting young people. “You can sign up for health care online in 10 minutes,” her co-propagandist chirped as she cheered. Cue the laugh track. Back on planet Earth, Americans nationwide are still struggling with the $634 million online health care exchange nightmare.

One reader asked me to share his story. Like me and 22 million other citizens in the private individual market for health insurance, he recently received his You Can’t Keep It cancellation notice. Here’s what happened when he went online to find alternatives. read more

Will Pelosi Cost You Your Full-Time Job?

Nancy Pelosi still insists that Obamacare will improve the lives of average Americans, despite over 20 reports indicating otherwise.

“Because  of the law, in the coming months Americans will have expanded choices and more  affordable care.” Pelosi said at a recent Capitol Hill briefing. “We will be  enhancing patients’ rights, putting money back in the pockets of consumers,  reducing costs and strengthening the economic, financial, and health security  of working families.”

She goes further to say that Obamacare  will even lower the nation’s debt.

“The  Affordable Care Act is bringing the cost of health care in our country down in  both the public and private sector,” said Pelosi. “And that is what is largely  responsible for the deficit coming down.”

But what she doesn’t realize is that her numbers are flawed. read more