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Dem Hopefuls Unenrolling from Obamacare

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

runningWith the Obamacare enrollment deadline only hours away, Save Jerseyans, it’s painfully clear to anyone watching that the grand experiment of socialized medicine is failing – in epic fashion – more quickly than even was anticipated by even the most ardent critics of the (Un)affordable Care Act.

Continued technological glitches are the least of it.

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Christie Throws Down with Obamacare Booster

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

How successfully Chris Christie can reconcile his decision to accept a massive Medicare expansion with his consistent and vocal opposition to Obamacare (including not one but two state exchange vetoes) could make or break his 2016 GOP primary dreams, Save Jerseyans.

We saw it play out today at a heated South River town hall where the Governor warned agitators and attention-seekers, in vain, to behave:

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Lance’s Obamacare Fix Passes House

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Congressman Leonard Lance (R-NJ07) is celebrated passage of H.R. 3685 on Tuesday night, Save Jerseyans, also known as the “Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act,” a measure designed to unshackle first responders from punishing Obamacare mandates:

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Obamacare Will Kill 71k+ Jersey Jobs

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Unemployment LineOr should we say 71k+ jobs “liberated”?

That’s what Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) estimates based upon last week’s Congressional Budget Office (CBO) analysis, Save Jerseyans, which concluded that the United States could see 2.5 million fewer jobs by 2024 than it otherwise would’ve without Obamacare.

71,661 to be exact.

Click here to see ATR’s state-by-state breakdown. In case you were wondering, ATR arrived at its numbers by looking at Bureau of Labor Statistics tallies for each states’ respective shares of the total national job market. It’s looking to be a rough decade for New Jersey employees (and employers) considering our state’s cumulative pension woes, tax burdens, constitutionally-mandates minimum wage increases and, of course, a failed experiment in nationalizing 1/5 of the country’s economy.

Sorry. It’s a buzzkill. I know. But hey, don’t get too down. Your ‘liberation’ is at hand…

ObamaCare in Under 5 Minutes

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

We’ve spent countless hours and barrels of digital ink deconstructing the (Un)affordable Care Act, a/k/a “Obamacare” over the past few years, Save Jerseyans, especially in the wake of its disastrous roll out.

We know you’re busy. This video (posted below) summarizes hundreds of posts’ worth of content in under five minutes… h/t Townhall.com:

Lance Fights Obamacare Fire Disaster

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

FirefightersCongressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) is cosponsoring H.R. 3685, the “Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act,” Save Jerseyans, along with several other House members including Frank Lobiondo (NJ-02) and Jon Runyan (NJ-03).

What’s that? I’m glad you asked! The bill is designed as a “permanent fix” which would exempt our volunteer first responders from the evil side-effects of Obamacare’s individual mandate.

Lance is even coming home next week to drum up support for this much-needed legislative relief…

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Make N.J. An “Obamacare Sanctuary State”

Bills I’d Like to See Introduced in 2014, Part 1

By Ed Sheppard | The Save Jersey Blog

The New Jersey State HouseSave Jerseyans, this is the time of year where everyone comes up with lists.

The top whatever of 2013, resolutions/wish lists for 2014, you know the drill. And I’m no exception. I’ve got my own list of bills I’d like to see someone with enough guts to introduce in Trenton. And by someone, I mean a Republican, because I doubt any Democrat would consider any of these bills. So I will be posting one bill a day this week. And today’s wish is…

Make New Jersey an “Obamacare Sanctuary State”

When liberals do not like federal laws, they simply ignore them. They then go a step further and pass state local laws that not only defy those laws, but actively protect those who break them. Agree or disagree on the issue, just look at their tactics on illegal immigration, and tell me I’m wrong. I’m not. So we common sense conservatives need to do the same thing.

And we should start with Obamacare.

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My Obamacare Cancellation Journal

By Nicole Sanders | The Save Jersey Blog

DoctorI recently decided to keep a Save Jersey journal about my personal experiences with Universal Healthcare aka Obamacare. My primary objectives: (1) helping those who have yet to experience changes in their coverage know what is coming and (2) remind those folks who are experiencing changes they are not alone.

It’d also be a nice bonus to remind everyone else what they may’ve voted for in November…

Ironically, two days after a segment aired on NJN profiling my own cancelled health insurance plan, the Healthcare.gov marketplace called me to “fix” my application problems! Apparently they had not verified my identity and, incredibly they had my name down twice. Once as myself, and then again as my fictitious dependent child.

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Horizon N.J. Obamacare Woes Continue

By Nicole Sanders | The Save Jersey Blog

ObamaCareHorizon Blue Cross Blue Shield already announced last week they will not be renewing insurance plans that cover approximately 500,000 people in New Jersey due to Universal Health Care. You undoubtedly heard about it. You may even be one of them.

To add insult to injury, Save Jerseyans, they also warned 840,000 customers by letter that two laptops were stolen from their Newark headquarters; consequently, the security of thousands of identities may be in jeopardy.

According to Horizon’s letter to consumers, the laptops contained “your name, Social Security number, and demographic information (e.g., address, date of birth, Horizon BCBSNJ identification number).”

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Save Jersey Blogger Shares Obamacare Horror Story

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Our friend and contributor Nicole Sanders is one of roughly 800,000 New Jersey residents who lost her health care coverage this fall, Save Jerseyans. Nicole shared her story here at Save Jersey back on November 1st and, unfortunately, many of you can relate to it.

NJTV read it, too, and Nicole was interviewed on Wednesday night’s edition of NJTV News with Mike Schneider:

Small Biz Obamacare Intimidation in NJ?

Obamacare Hotline Operators Asking Inappropriate Questions and Making Life Difficult for Job Creators

By Irwin M. Fletcher | The Save Jersey Blog

dfp_500telephoneWill the government be calling up small businesses and intimidating them over their insurance, Save Jerseyans?

If what I have been hearing is true, that very well could be the case.

You may not know this yet but, on October 1, all employers were required to send their employees a government provided letter outlining how that employee could go to healthcare.gov and get insurance and providing the necessary information about the employer (EIN, name, address) for an employee to sign up. As you may know, you have a better chance of winning the lottery than getting that site to work. So employees who received that letter have been redirected to a phone number to try to enroll.

And this phone number is where things get shady, folks, because since there is a live person at the other end, callers can ask questions.

Several small businesses in the area have told me shocking things about conversations their employees reported to have had on this phone line.

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Bramnick Wants Blue Cross Obamacare Waiver

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick (R-Union, Somerset and Morris) is demanding that the federal government move to protect the health insurance policies of 90,000 New Jersey Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield members.

A little background is necessary, Save Jerseyans. Last week, the Christie Administration decided to buck President Obam by allowing insurance companies decide whether to renew cancelled “basic and essential” health plans permitted for an additional year under a wildly-unconstitutional presidential executive order.

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Garrett: Obamacare Will Backfire

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

I don’t disagree with anything Scott Garrett said during his latest appearance on Fox Business, Save Jerseyans, including his candid political analysis concerning the shocking rapid collapse of Obamacare:

We’ve been tracking Obamacare’s impact on New Jersey almost daily; click here to visit our (Un)affordable Care Act archive for more coverage.

Gosh Darn It, People Hate Obamacare!

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Smalley

The Washington Post reported a remarkable admission on Friday from one of the U.S. Senate’s most obnoxious leftists, Save Jerseyans:

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) says he would be open to a brief delay in the individual mandate if the problems with HealthCare.gov aren’t fixed by the end of the month, according to Minnesota Public Radio.

“I think then we have to consider extending the deadline for the mandate, but let’s hope that doesn’t happen,” Franken told MPR.

Franken has so far been relatively quiet about potential changes to the health-care law, but he now joins a growing group of Senate Democrats in seats that could be targeted by the GOP in 2014 who are speaking up on the issue.

Are you listening, Bob Menendez (D-Dominican Republic) and Cory Booker (D-Twitter)? Start representing your constituents and quit defending the indefensible. Even Stuart Smalley tacitly acknowledges that the Obamacare experiment in socialized medicine is going off the rails. It’s implementation has been neither good enough nor smart enough and, gosh darn it, people hate this law!

More Obamacare Trouble Coming in NJ

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Corzine-Obama SignIt’s patently obvious that President Barack Obama’s executive order temporarily reinstating cancelled health care plans is unconstitutional, Save Jerseyans, but more than that, as our friend Joe Sinagra pointed out last weekend, a presidential mandate doesn’t make the desired ends actionable!

In this case, it’s doubtful that the hundreds of thousands of cancelled plans in New Jersey attributable to Obamacare – and millions more in the other 49 states – could be reinstated at the moment. The Department of Banking and Insurance (DOBI) is looking into it and there isn’t much room for optimism given the time frame (h/t NJBiz.com):

Ward Sanders, president of the New Jersey Association of Health Plans, said it won’t be so easy logistically for insurers to restore the basic and essential (B&E) coverage that has been cancelled.

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