In theory, Obamacare is supposed to offer fully or partially subsidized health insurance to Americans below a certain income threshold if they do not have the option of obtaining affordable coverage through their employers. “Affordable” is defined as coverage cheaper than 9.5 percent of household income.
But under a ruling by the Internal Revenue Service, an employer is only required to offer affordable coverage to individuals.
The “glitch” arises when one or both spouses is offered individual coverage through their employers that is deemed “affordable,” but the employers either do not offer family coverage, or that coverage is not actually affordable.
Such families are not able to obtain federally subsidized insurance coverage, because one or more of the family members was offered affordable employer coverage. So they face the choice of either purchasing unaffordable coverage, or going uninsured.
“We estimate this glitch will impact 1.93 million Americans,” the study, authored by Brittany La Couture and Conor Ryan, read. “Up to 947,000 spouses and 984,000 children could be left uninsured by this conundrum. Up to 428,000 women will fall into the glitch, and 519,000 adult men.”
Should Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) funding expire or get altered, “An additional 2.28 million children could fall into this glitch,” the study said.
Read the full article at the Washington Examiner.
Apple said Wednesday night that it is making it impossible for the company to turn over data from most iPhones or iPads to police — even when they have a search warrant — taking a hard new line as tech companies attempt to blunt allegations that they have too readily participated in government efforts to collect user information.
“Unlike our competitors, Apple cannot bypass your passcode and therefore cannot access this data,” Apple said on its Web site. “So it’s not technically feasible for us to respond to government warrants for the extraction of this data from devices in their possession running iOS 8.”
Read the full article at the Washington Post.
Of course my solution to Apple’s crappy security and butt-ugly OS was to dump my iPhone and get a Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Never been happier.
New information has surfaced proving once and for all the truth behind the chaos in Ferguson, MO. The results are undeniable and lays blame squarely on the real guilty party.
In a new poll, 81% of whites and 50% of blacks agreed that the media presence in the wake of the shooting of Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer, made things worse. Only 12% of whites believe the media made things better; only 37% of blacks said the same.
This comes as no surprise. Without any facts to back up their black vs. white narrative, the media intentionally whipped up racial animosity and offered the imprimatur of ABC, CNN, NBC, ABC, The Washington Post, Huffington Post, The New York Times, to looters, vandals and rioters.
Outside of the shooting incident that gave the media an excuse to light the racial fuse, the victims here were the perfectly innocent everyday residents of Ferguson who lived under siege for more than a week.
The properties that were robbed, vandalized, looted, and burnt down were owned by Ferguson residents. The people locked in their homes during the riots, blocked from going to work, and unable to send their kids to school, were Ferguson residents
Read the full article at Breitbart.com.
Private charity groups like Samaritan’s Purse and organizations like Doctors Without Borders have been on the front lines of the Ebola fight, and for months, they were calling for the United States to act. Instead, they received minimal help from the government of China, and the CDC focused its efforts on keeping Ebola out of the United States.
Finally President Obama announced that he would be sending 3,000 troops to Liberia to help develop medical infrastructure to treat those affected. The White House has also asked Congress for $88 million to invest in the development of new drugs to fight Ebola.
But now the World Health Organization has declared that the official death toll for West Africa’s Ebola outbreak is 2,288 as of September 9, with more than 1,000 deaths located in Liberia. The nation’s largest newspaper has declared the battle lost, and an Ebola expert says five million could die.
The Liberian Observer, located in the capital, Monrovia, led its news coverage Monday with the headline “The Fight Is Lost,” showcasing an image of workers in HAZMAT suits carrying what appear to be dead bodies. The article showcases a number of opinions by experts who believe the time to contain the virus has long passed, and now humanity must wait for the virus to “burn itself out.”
In other words, as we in America have gotten used to saying, “Thanks for nothing, Obama.”