Study shows higher costs with Obamacare

Despite President Obama’s assurances that his massive overhaul of the health care system would control health care costs and allow Americans to keep their current coverage, the outlook indicates otherwise. PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) recently released its annual report on medical cost trends for 2012, and it is revealing.
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Senator McConnell speaks out on the Budget

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor Tuesday regarding the lack of a budget proposal by Senate Democrats:

“Sometime before the end of this week, Democrats in the Senate will have wrapped up their efforts for the current work period and flown home for the Memorial Day recess.

“So it’s not too early to ask what they’ve accomplished over the past several weeks.

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We Salute the Military on Armed Forces Day

In 1949, the Department of Defense united the Armed Services. A day of appreciation for the Armed Forces was also created. It is celebrated on the third Saturday of May.

Today, May 21, 2011, is  Armed Forces Day. We would like to thank our military. This encompasses the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard. They have all sacrificed greatly for our freedom and safety.

Stabile and Covey thank supporters

Vic Stabile, Superior Court Candidate of Carlisle, Cumberland County and

Anne Covey, Commonwealth Court Candidate of New Hope, Bucks County issued the following statement today.

As we reflect on our successful campaigns on Tuesday, we recognize and thank each and every one of you for all of your hard work these past few months. Continue reading “Stabile and Covey thank supporters”

Medicare Trustees report deteriorating financial conditions

The just released 2011 Medicare trustees report does not contain any big surprises. Much of what the trustees say in this report they have said before: Medicare poses enormous challenges for patients and taxpayers alike, and its financial condition continues a downward slide. Some key findings:

  • Medicare’s unfunded obligations increased by $2 trillion. A key indicator of the true cost of the program is the cost of the promised benefits that are not financed by dedicated revenues. Using their standard 75-year projection (2011–2085), the trustees estimate this year that Medicare benefits promised that are not paid for amount to $24.6 trillion, compared to their projection of $22.5 trillion last year.
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Election Day Information

We would like everybody to go to vote on May 17, 2011. The choice is yours to make but we’ll help you get there, if you need a ride.

CALL: 814-314-9130 and leave a message with your name, address and telephone number and you will receive a call by your driver. Please speak slowly and distinctly and be sure about your contact phone number.

Informal Election Evening Gathering is 7:30  – 9:30PM at Brew Erie at Union Station.   Cash Bar, cheese, veggie and  BBQ cocktail franks provided (and of course you can also order from the menu on your own). Bring friends to watch the election results together. Individual candidates may have their own gathering, please inquire with their campaigns.

Gallup:70% of Republicans Oppose Raising Debt Ceiling

PRINCETON, NJ — By a 47% to 19% margin, Americans say they would want their member of Congress to vote against raising the U.S. debt ceiling, while 34% don’t know enough to say. Republicans oppose raising the debt ceiling by 70% to 8% and independents by 46% to 15%. Democrats favor raising the ceiling by 33% to 26%.

 
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