My GOP and Pale Pastels

Eric Andersen Eric Andersen 7 Comments

Questioning our local Republican officials for their public endorsement of the AHCA President Obama broke his word not to tax those with incomes under 250K. Republicans are creating a special class of citizens with Adjusted Gross Income under 150K. Both believe the state is the solution to healthcare scarcity. At least Obamacare allowed my family to opt out and address our …

A few points on Medicare For All

Elliot Schroeder Elliot Schroeder 1 Comment

“Today, the Medicare Tax rate is 1.45% for individuals with earned income up to $200,000. Employees and employers each pay 1.45%, for a total of 2.9%. Unlike with Social Security taxes, there is no limit on the income subject to Medicare taxes.” – Medicare only covers 50m people. So it would cost 6 times current rate to cover everyone – …

Understanding Justice Roberts on Obamacare

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Guest Commentary by Jason Jackson Chief Justice John Roberts is taking a lot of heat from conservatives over his rulings on Obamacare, but amidst these lost legal battles the Chief may actually be laying the ground work for winning a broader war. Consider first the decision issued Thursday in King v. Burwell. Roberts, writing for the Court, concluded that federal …

Update from Covered CA … They’ll Trust You on This.

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2015 The old deadline of February 15, 2015 to enroll was too restrictive. So now, basically, if you pinky swear that you just didn’t know about the IRS penalties for not having a Qualified Health Plan you can sign up as late as April 30th and avoid the penalties. Gosh. What a sincerely caring, generous and forgiving …

Another Health Insurance Company bids the golden state adeu

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SeeChange Health Insurance Withdraws from Market effective January 1, 2015 SeeChange Health will be withdrawing from the California and Colorado group health insurance markets effective January 1, 2015.We are working to transfer our policyholders to another, established carrier and will announce details of this arrangement as soon as possible. We are committed to making this transition as seamless as possible …

Obamacare / Covered California News Update

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This just in from my inbox: The closed “open enrollment” period is cracked open for some: Covered California Enrollment Opportunity for COBRA & Cal-COBRA Participants Covered California, the California state health insurance exchange marketplace established as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), has launched a limited, special enrollment period for people who have COBRA or Cal-COBRA health insurance and …

ObamaCare

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Never in the history of people talking about Things They Know Nothing About have we had so many people saying so much about something of which they know so little. Of course we are talking Obama Care. The most astonishing thing to me and others in the Health Insurance business is that the people behind this plan clearly know little …

What You Should Be Reading

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I took a real vacation and paid only a little attention to the political world and made no attempt to blog.  It was worthwhile to re-unite with my oldest son and enjoy some of God’s creation and some good man-made stuff too.  Mrs. Daddy and I loved the colder and wetter weather we encountered, not typical of Arizona, we hit …

CA-52 Getting Interesting – #ACA Toxicity

B-Daddy B-Daddy 4 Comments

To see the impact of the health care law’s implosion on political campaigns, look no further than my own 52nd Congressional district here in San Diego.  Scott Peters, the incumbent,is expected to face a tough re-election campaign against the well-known Carl DeMaio.  (I supported DeMaio for Mayor last year.)  While DeMaio has a Republican primary to get past, his high …

Stuck on Stupid?

Jerome Stocks Jerome Stocks 2 Comments

Take the Encinitas Transit Survey!!! No doubt some fool consultant, or some clever consultant is promoting this survey and charging the city $$. The problems are that: A) It’s “Opt in” and therefore bereft of any semblance of scientific or statistical validity, and B) It doesn’t prevent anyone from taking it multiple times from the same computer (So I’m told) …

ObamaCare / Covered California update

Jerome Stocks Jerome Stocks 2 Comments

This landed in my email inbox today: Covered California to release list of health plans, rates Sacramento Business Journal by Kathy Robertson – Monday, May 20, 2013: Covered California, the new state health benefit exchange, will release a tentative list of health plans and rates for the program at a board meeting in Sacramento Thursday. The meeting will be held …

Top Twenty Worst Bills Worthy of the Governor’s Veto

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This op-ed, co-authored with Senator Bob Dutton, originally appeared in the Flashreport As of today, the Governor has yet to act on any of these bills. When he is done, we will grade Governor Brown on his performance. The Governor’s “letter grade” will be computed using the following scale… If he vetoes 90% or more, the Governor got an “A”, 80% – …

Stand Up for Religious Freedom Rally – San Diego

B-Daddy B-Daddy 11 Comments

I went to the Stand Up for Religious Freedom Rally last Friday in downtown San Diego. I was struck by how impassioned both the speakers and participants were. The President’s policies are uniting people of faith against him. The speakers all spoke of the importance of freedom and conscience to the proper functioning of government. They spoke of the continued …

Philip Rivers, Catholic Radio, SD Rally for Religious Freedom… And Condom Hurling

Ryan Purdy Ryan Purdy 3 Comments

Thanks to Philip Rivers, his wife, Tiffany, and local attorney Charles LiMandri who spearheaded a $5.2 million capital campaign to purchase the radio station KCEO 1000 AM, San Diego now has a 24 hour Catholic talk radio station. In turn, thanks to KCEO, I learned last week about San Diego’s Rally for Religious Freedom, tomorrow, Friday, March 23, noon at …

Obamacare, Medical Marijuana and the tea party

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No this isn’t an article about whether Obamacare should cover medical pot. If you thought so, I recommend reading up on my blog’s agenda and purpose (links are not to sdrostra.com posts). Today’s U-T reports that a group known as Citizens for Patient Rights plans to introduce a ballot measure that would regulate medical marijuana in the city. The plan …

Obamacare repeal set for a January 12th vote

Kimberly Dvorak Kimberly Dvorak Leave a Comment

The GOP rebuke of Obamacare is titled ‘‘Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act’’ and it is exactly two-pages. The repeal legislation is the first order of business for the incoming 112th Congress. Looking to make good on a campaign promise House GOP members will call a vote on Obamacare one week after they take office, January 12. While the …