Iowa’s only ObamaCare insurer is looking for a 57 percent rate increase, that’s 13 percent more than they asked for just two months earlier.
Iowa’s Medica sent a letter to its customers explaining it was seeking a 43.5 percent rate hike, affecting about 14,000 Iowans. The company spelled out the steep premium increases but offered customers assurances that federal subsidies would shield most them from forking over thousands more a year.
Since then, however, Medica has revised the proposed hike to 57 percent, citing uncertainties over federal health care (tax payer paid) subsidies.
Medica is hardly the only insurer seeking a big rate hike; many are looking for double-digit increases next year.
Several big-name insurers like Humana, UnitedHealth Group and Anthem have bolted from some states altogether, while others like Medica are trying to protect their profits by passing on the cost to their customers and taxpayers who cover premium subsidies.
In states where big insurers are staying – like Idaho, West Virginia, South Carolina and Wyoming – some companies are looking to hike premiums by 30 percent or more for ObamaCare plans in 2018.
Mega Leaks President Trump’s administration, the White House is infested with D.C. Swamp Snakes. Some are left overs from Obama’s administration and some have followed the President in to the White House.
Transcripts of two heated phone calls President Trump held with foreign leaders have leaked into the news media headlines.
The Washington Post reported, based on those leaked documents, that Trump pressured Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on Jan. 27 to stop publicly saying his government would not pay for a border wall. The report also aired new details over the president’s infamously tense phone call the next day with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
Both phone calls were widely reported in February, in one of the first major leaks out of the Trump administration. The Washington Post claimed to have obtained the full transcripts, which reportedly were “produced by White House staff” and based on records kept by White House note-takers.
A report written by Republicans on the Senate’s homeland security panel warned that the Trump administration faced an “alarming” amount of media leaks that posed a potential threat to national security. The report titled “State Secrets: How and Avalanche of Media Leaks is Harming National Security,” estimated the Trump administration has had about one leak per day.
President Trump last week railed against the transnational MS-13 gang.
President Trump pledged to push Congress for thousands more federal immigration agents, called members of the violent street gang “animals” and heaped praise on police officers.
In his speech, President Trump urged law enforcement officials to be tough on suspected gang members. And in the earlier days of his presidency, Trump created by executive order a task force charged with finding ways to eliminate transnational gangs and criminal organizations.
Department of Homeland Security must act quickly to dismantle and squash MS-13 gangs.
The number one thing that can be done is to establish a rewards system that pays informants $1,000.00 cash for information that leads to the arrest or death of MS-13 gang members.
DOJ, DHS the FBI, ATF, ICE and local police agencies must place finding and arresting MS-13 gang members as a #1 priority in their daily policing activities.
MS-13 gang members must be hunted down, shot in the street as the Mad Dogs they are.
NPR said “biggest way to reduce climate change is to have fewer children.”
Reportedly having one fewer child reduced carbon emissions.
In addition, the NPR urged people to consider living car-free, avoiding airplane travel and eating a plant-based diet.
Bill Nye, the alleged Science Guy, told the Los Angeles Times that older people need to “die out” before climate science can advance.
Global warming crowd would be willing to sacrifice your grandmother to save a polar bear. Sorry, Nanna.
Liberals believe the only way to save planet earth is to stir-fry lawn clippings, kill off granny and drive one of those effeminate cars that you have to plug into a wall outlet.
Hillary Clinton’ and Democrat party responds to President Trump’s ‘Make America Great Again Plan.’
Trump-inspired ‘Make America Great Again’ swimsuit causing online swimsuit craze.
The metallic blue one-piece Trump-inspired “Make America Great Again” swimsuit is this summer’s most popular choice for Trump supporters. The swimsuit retails online for about $40.
A Babe For Trump Instagram page featuring women in the swimwear. One babe for Trump posted a photo of herself, not in a MAGA swimsuit, but a red Trump for President T-shirt that she wore for the Fourth of July.
42% of Americans want Trump to forgive their student loan debt
News Flash: 100% of Americas tax payers want to see Student Loans Paid In Full.
Free loading student and graduates fail to honor their governed backed student loan contracts.
Free loading millennials (18-29) were especially passionate about student loan debt forgiveness, strongly agreeing with the idea of canceling government backed student loans.
Free loaders, buttercup mama’s baby’s, snowflakes. You sign the loan contracts, You took the money, You spent the load money. Now it is time to be an adult and honor your loan contracts and repay your student loans.
Hamburg, Germany, anti-globalization
activists terrorist have rioted for a second night as Hamburg hosts the Group of 20 leaders, setting up street barricades, looting supermarkets and attacking police with slingshots and petrol bombs.
Police say riots were extremely violent in the early hours of Saturday in the city’s Schanzenviertel neighborhood. Hundreds of officers went into buildings to arrest rioters while being attacked with iron rods and Molotov cocktails thrown from the roofs.
Some 500 people looted a supermarket in the neighborhood as well as smaller stores. Cars were torched, street fires lit as activists built barricades with garbage cans and bikes.
At least 45 demonstrators were arrested, 15 were temporarily detained, and 160 police officers were injured including three officers who were hospitalized.
Peaceful protest are a thing of the past.
More and more, protestors are turning to violent terrorist tactics. Attacking public officials, police and citizens. Turning to riots, looting and arson in an attempt to ‘force’ business and governments to institute their radical often racist ideas as public policy.