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April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review Feb. 18, 2014 / 18 Adar I, 5774

Was the purpose of ObamaCare really to turn America into a banana republic?

By Jack Kelly




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | All of us screw up from time to time. But it's hard to imagine how anyone else could screw up anything else as badly as Democrats have screwed up health care.

The purpose of Obamacare was to provide health insurance for those who don't have it, they told us. But more than 30 million Americans still will be uninsured in 2024, the Congressional Budget Office estimates.

And thanks to Obamacare, there will be 2.5 million fewer full time jobs, CBO says. Democrats had said Obamacare would add 4 million jobs.

So far, millions more have lost their health insurance than gained coverage. This year and next, up to 93 million more could lose the health insurance they have now, the Department of Health and Human Services estimated.

Obamacare will make health care more affordable, Democrats said.

Obamacare will cost taxpayers $2 trillion over the decade, CBO estimates. It'll raise the cost of individual policies this year by an average of 32 percent, said the Society of Actuaries.

Premiums for employees of Simonetta's Collision and Car Care in McKeesport, Pennsylvania will rise 32 to 100 percent.

In Maryland, premiums for small groups (2 to 50 people) will rise between 23 percent and 46 percent.

Family plans for state and local government workers in South Carolina will go up by an average of 32 percent.

"If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. Period," President Barack Obama promised.

Unless you really need your doctor.

Sick children are being denied specialty care because of Obamacare, KING-TV in Seattle reported Jan. 31. Ellie Porter, 6, of Kaysville, Utah, was three and a half months into a treatment program for cancer when her health insurance was cancelled.

Dozens of adult cancer patients have lost their doctors. Thousands more will, because Obamacare "contains provisions that directly target patients with cancer because their care is perceived as costly," Dr. Scott Gottlieb wrote in Forbes.

Patients must wait longer to see a doctor, and for treatment in a hospital emergency room. The Obamacare tax on medical devices will stifle innovation in health care, cost 43,000 jobs, an industry trade group says.


Because it's so poorly designed, the Obamacare web site is a happy hunting ground for identity thieves, cyber security experts say. Most identity theft in the U.S. is medical related.

Some of the code for Healthcare.gov was written by programmers in Belarus. They may have inserted "malicious code" to enable cyber attacks or identity theft, U.S. intelligence agencies suspect.

HHS made mistakes while processing the applications of tens of thousands of people who signed up on Healthcare.gov, but doesn't know how to correct them.

Democrats may have believed Obamacare would do the things they promised when they rammed it through in the middle of the night of March 21, 2010. But it's clear now it does much more harm than good.

Which President Obama in effect acknowledged Tuesday when he said he'll put off until 2016 enforcement of the "employer mandate" for small businesses with 99 or fewer employees. This is the 27th time he's unilaterally delayed a provision of the law, which he has no legal authority to do.

This is banana republic stuff. But as a caudillo, Mr. Obama is less Hugo Chavez, more Fielding Mellish, the Woody Allen character in "Bananas." With each imperial ukase, he dismantles more of his "signature legislative achievement."

Ron Fournier of the National Journal is disgusted by so obvious a ploy to postpone until after the midterm elections the job killing consequences of the employer mandate.

"It's getting difficult and slinking toward impossible to defend the Affordable Care Act," he said.

"This delay is going to set people off more than the others," said Mark Halperin, senior political analyst for TIME and MSNBC. It "screams of politics without an alternative explanation."

The ploy will backfire because "it puts Obamacare and its failures front and center," said Washington Post blogger Jennifer Rubin.

"Whatever moves the White House makes to rescue Obamacare from utter disaster simply perpetuate the impression that the law is a mess," she said.

"ObamaCare is unraveling like a cheap sweater," said Jonathan Tobin of Commentary magazine. "The sheer number of ObamaCare exemptions and delays has grown to the point where it is no longer possible to pretend that the only problem with the law was a glitch-ridden website."

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JWR contributor Jack Kelly, a former Marine and Green Beret, was a deputy assistant secretary of the Air Force in the Reagan administration.

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