Obamacare Causing Iconic Ice Cream Plant To Close

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An iconic Indiana ice cream plant Bonnie Doon is closing it doors in anticipation of costs related to Obamacare.

Bonnie Doon is not the only business in the area struggling with Obamacare.

According to Elkhart Chamber of Commerce President Kyle Hannon “Our businesses have been concerned, kind of wondering how much is this going to cost? How is it going to impact us?”

(H/T RNC)

Obamacare Causing Iconic Ice Cream Plant To Close | Washington Free Beacon.

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Obama Praises Islam For “Motivating Communities to Work Together”

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Barack Obama praised Islam during his Eid al-Adha dinner at the White House this week. Obama said Islam is a powerful example of “the positive role that faith can play in motivating communities to work together.”

 

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From the White House website, via Atlas Shrugs:

 

To commemorate Eid al-Adha, Muslims around the world are joining other faith communities in offering their assistance to those suffering from hunger, disease, and conflict. Their service is a powerful example of the positive role that faith can play in motivating communities to work together to address shared challenges.

On behalf of the American people, we extend our warmest greetings during this Hajj season. Eid Mubarak and Hajj Mabrour.

That’s right, Barack… The Muslims are well known for working together well with others. (Yeah before they cut off their heads for not going along with them)

Obama Praises Islam For “Motivating Communities to Work Together” | The Gateway Pundit.

BOEHNER CONCEDES – House Will Take Up Senate Budget Plan

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Republicans Surrender–

Speaker John Boehner conceded today and told reporters the House will take up the Senate budget plan even though he will have to rely on Democrats to get the bill passed.
FOX News reported:

House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday that the House “absolutely” will take up the new Senate budget plan — even if he has to rely on mostly Democrats to pass it — and that he expects the partial government shutdown to end by Thursday.

Boehner made the comments in an interview with Cincinnati radio station WLW-AM.

“We fought the good fight. We just didn’t win,” he said.

Boehner spoke as the Senate was preparing to vote on a recently struck bipartisan deal to end the partial government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling.

The big question had been whether, if it passes the Senate, Boehner would allow it to come to the floor. Though many Republicans remain resistant to the plan, it could potentially pass with a combination of moderate Republicans and Democrats.

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Speaker John Boehner conceded today and told reporters the House will take up the Senate budget plan even though he will have to rely on Democrats to get the bill passed.

FOX News reported:

House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday that the House “absolutely” will take up the new Senate budget plan — even if he has to rely on mostly Democrats to pass it — and that he expects the partial government shutdown to end by Thursday.

Boehner made the comments in an interview with Cincinnati radio station WLW-AM.

“We fought the good fight. We just didn’t win,” he said.

Boehner spoke as the Senate was preparing to vote on a recently struck bipartisan deal to end the partial government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling.

The big question had been whether, if it passes the Senate, Boehner would allow it to come to the floor. Though many Republicans remain resistant to the plan, it could potentially pass with a combination of moderate Republicans and Democrats.

It looks like Speaker Boehner will break the Hastert Rule today.

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BOEHNER CONCEDES – House Will Take Up Senate Budget Plan | The Gateway Pundit.

Patients Pay Before Seeing Doctor as Deductibles Spread

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When Barbara Retkowski went to a Cape Coral, Florida, health clinic in August to treat a blood condition, she figured the center would bill her insurance company. Instead, it demanded payment upfront.

Earlier in the year, another clinic insisted she pay her entire remaining insurance deductible for the year — more than $1,000 — before the doctor would even see her.

“I was surprised and frustrated,” Retkowski, a 59-year-old retiree, said in an interview. “I had to pull money out of my savings.”

The practice of upfront payment for non-emergency care has been spreading in the U.S. as deductibles rise. Now, the advent of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is likely to accelerate that trend.

Many of the plans offered through the law’s insurance exchanges have low initial premiums to attract customers, while carrying significant deductibles and other out-of-pocket cost sharing. The second-lowest tier of Obamacare plans in California, for example, carries a $2,000 annual deductible.

Hospitals say they need to charge patients prior to treatment because Americans are increasingly on the hook for more of their own medical costs. And once care is provided, it’s often difficult for hospitals to collect.

“It used to be taboo to look like you were looking for money at a time when you were supposed to be focused on patient care,” David Williams, president of Boston-based consulting firm Health Business Group, said. “It’s not taboo anymore.”

Patients Pay Before Seeing Doctor as Deductibles Spread – Bloomberg.