Feds approve taxpayer subsidies for abortion coverage.

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The Office of Personnel Management ruled Monday that members of Congress and their staffs will be able to buy health care plans that pay for abortions, even though the premiums are funded largely by taxpayer money — a move that conservatives say breaks federal law on abortion funding. Under the terms of Obamacare, lawmakers and their aides are required to ditch their government-sponsored plans and buy insurance on state-based health care exchanges, though unlike most people on the exchanges, the staffers and members will have most of the costs of their premiums paid by their employer — in this case, taxpayers. Federal law generally prevents taxpayer money from being used to pay for abortions, but OPM said the health care plans offered through the exchange were private. The agency also said it will make sure the money is segregated so that the portion that pays for abortions comes out of the employees’…

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US employers slashing worker hours to avoid Obamacare insurance mandate

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Avita Samuels has worked at the Mall of America in Minneapolis for the last four years, juggling a sales job with her studies in political science and law at the University of Minnesota. The 24-year-old has been the top sales associate for the last three years and works between 29 and 35 hours a week. But over the past few months, she said, she has watched as friends working in stores around her have their hours and benefits slashed – and she’s worried that she will be next. Forever 21, the clothing store, told staff last month in a memo leaked to the press that it planned to cut hours and reclassify some full-time workers as part- time. The move, which the company denied had anything to do with President Barack Obama’s health reforms, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), will nevertheless help it avoid a mandate under the legislation requiring companies…

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Obama Inc. to Deny Cancer Treatments by Redefining What “Cancer” Is

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From FrontPage Magazine
September 30, 2013   |  By Daniel Greenfield
 
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The death panels aren’t going to come through the front door. They’re going to sneak up on you from behind with piano wire.

On July 29, 2013, a working group for the National Cancer Institute (the main government agency for cancer research) published a paper proposing that the term “cancer” be reserved for lesions with a reasonable likelihood of killing the patient if left untreated. Slower growing tumors would be called a different name such as “indolent lesions of epithelial origin” (IDLE).

Their justification was that modern medical technology now allows doctors to detect small, slow-growing tumors that likely wouldn’t be fatal. Yet once patients are told they have a cancer, many become frightened and seek unnecessary further tests, chemotherapy, radiation, and/or surgery.

By redefining the term “cancer,” the National Cancer Institute hopes to reduce patient anxiety and reduce…

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Ted Cruz: ‘Majority Leader Reid And Every Single Senate Democrat Voted To Shut Down The Government’ (Video)

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On the Senate Floor, Monday, Senator Cruz ran through the history of the past several weeks, as the House attempted repeatedly to compromise with the Democrats.

“My view and the view of a great many Republicans is that ObamaCare is a disaster, a trainwreck, a nightmare,” Cruz declared.  “Nightmare is the term that was used by the Teamsters President, James Hoffa.”

He noted his own position is to repeal the law in its entirety, but that was not his starting position. “The House’s plan to Defund ObamaCare represented a compromise”, he maintained. They sent the CR to the Senate and the Democrats on a straight party line, voted to shut down the government. So then the House compromised a second time and rewrote the CR to delay ObamaCare. He noted that the House voted on the CR late last night, but the Senate stayed home, yesterday, so they voted it…

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