Journalist mysteriously stalked by unknown entity

Former CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson has released shocking video allegedly showing a government entity deleting volumes of text from her computer screen as she worked to break news on the Benghazi investigation.

Video shot by the veteran investigative journalist in 2012 depicts how panels of text from her work were mysteriously highlighted and deleted by an unknown entity, suggesting her computer was hacked and she was under some form of surveillance.

In addition to showing how her cursor moved without any keyboard interaction, Attkisson also demonstrated how her word processor would not let her “save” her work.

“Earlier this week, she cited a renowned security expert who examined her computer and concluded that ‘a sophisticated entity…used commercial, nonattributable spyware that’s proprietary to a government agency’ to monitor her: ‘either the CIA, FBI, the Defense Intelligence Agency or the National Security Agency,’ reports Mediaite.

Attkisson recently released a book entitled Stonewalled in which she breaks down “how she has been electronically surveilled while digging deep into the Obama Administration and its scandals,” according to Amazon, including “groundbreaking stories on the Fast and Furious gunwalking program, Obama’s green energy boondoggle, the unanswered questions about Benghazi, and the disastrous rollout of Obamacare,” Attkisson’s site states.

Given the fact that the Obama administration has charged more journalists with espionage than all other presidents combined since the passage of the 1917 Espionage Act, the attack on Attkisson’s First Amendment is unsurprising in today’s political climate.

The sophisticated digital intrusion is an excellent example of how a war is being waged on investigative journalists, and also shows how NSA malware planted in to computer systems can be leveraged by hackers.

Daily News Briefing: Health costs soared 78 percent thanks to the ‘Affordable’ Care Act

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In its first year, Obamacare hiked health insurance premiums by up to 78 percent, according to a new analysis comparing insurance costs before and after Obamacare.

HealthPocket, a nonpartisan health insurance research company, analyzed government data on individual health insurance premiums in the 2013 market before Obamacare reforms and 2014′s Obamacare exchanges, and the results are in: Average premiums are higher for all ages– far above the norm for annual increases.

Young customers have been hurt the worst by Obamacare– a big potential problem for the Obama administration, which failed to attract enough young and healthy customers during the first round of exchange enrollment. But people just several years away from Medicare have been hit with double-digit hikes as well. The average, non-weighted premiums across three different age groups are higher by over 20 percent for both men and women.

The hardest hit are 23-year-old men, who are being charged 78 percent more this year than they were in 2013; 23-year-old women pay a paltry 45 percent more in 2014 than they did before Obamacare. The picture isn’t much rosier for 30-year-olds, though: The average premium rose 73 percent for men, and 35 percent for women.

Men are seeing their premiums skyrocket because Obamacare bans insurers from charging women more — even when they use more health care services. The health-care law also requires insurers to cover a boatload of services in every plan, whether customers want it or not. Included in that 78 percent-higher premium for 23 year-old men: maternity and newborn coverage– just in case.

Of course, seniors are paying for those services as well. For the 63-year-old age group, just two years away from Medicare eligibility, men were dealt a 22.7 percent increase, while women’s premiums are 37.5 percent higher.

Obamacare’s more popular provisions are causing the rate hikes as well. Because insurers are required to accept customers with pre-existing conditions, insurers are incurring additional costs from chronically ill patients.

The study doesn’t include subsidy payments, which the Obama administration often points to when discussing Obamacare premium hikes. The taxpayer-provided subsidies cover some of the price hikes for customers between 100 percent and 400 percent of the federal poverty level.

With high double-digit hikes, however, the prices are still likely to hit home for many people, including taxpayers. Middle-class earners are likely feeling Obamacare cost increases twice-over: once in their own health insurance costs, and once again in their tax bill.

The largest price hikes likely came over the past year, when Obamacare’s biggest reforms took place– and customers may see another surge in 2017, according to experts, when an Obamacare provision cutting down on risk for insurers will end. And insurance prices are likely increasing in 2015 as well. The administration will be releasing data on 2015 premiums in November– just after next week’s midterm elections.

During his 2008 campaign, Obama made a promise for a $2,500 cut in annual health care costs for the average family, and while that’s long out the window, he’s continued to tout supposed Obamacare savings. As recently as Oct. 2, he told an audience at Northwestern University that premium hikes have slowed.

Over 214,000 Doctors Opt Out of Obamacare Exchanges

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By Barbara Boland

Over 214,000 doctors won’t participate in the new plans under the Affordable Care Act (ACA,) analysis of a new survey by Medical Group Management Association shows. That number of 214,524, estimated by American Action Forum, is through May 2014, but appears to be growing due to plans that force doctors to take on burdensome costs. It’s also about a quarter of the total number of 893,851 active professional physicians reported by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

In January, an estimated 70% of California’s physicians were not participating in Covered California plans.

Here are some of the reasons why:

1. Reimbursements under Obamacare are at bottom-dollar – they are even lower than Medicare reimbursements, which are already significantly below market rates. “It is estimated that where private plans pay $1.00 for a service, Medicare pays $0.80, and ACA exchange plans are now paying about $0.60,” a study by the think-tank American Action Forum finds. “For example, Covered California plans are setting their plan fee schedules in line with that of Medi-Cal-California’s Medicaid Program-which means exchange plans are cutting provider reimbursement by up to 40 percent.”

2. Doctors are expected to take on more patients to make up for the lost revenue, but that’s not happening, because primary care doctors already have more patients than they can handle. “Furthermore, physicians are worried that exchange plan patients will be sicker than the average patient because they may have been without insurance for extended periods of time, and therefore will require more of the PCPs time at lower pay,” says the study.

The study also points to two reasons that doctors might not get paid at all:

3. An MGMA study indicates that 75% of ACA patients that had seen doctors had chosen plans with high deductibles. Given that most of the patients are low-income, doctors are concerned that the patients cannot meet the deductibles and they will get stuck with the bill.

4. HHS requires that insurers cover customers for an additional 90 days after they have stopped paying their premiums: the insurer covers the first 30 – but, it’s up to the doctor to recoup payment for the last 60 days. This is the number one reason providers are opting to not participate in the exchange plans. Currently, about a million people have failed to pay their premiums and had their plans canceled.

So, Obamacare is asking doctors to take on sicker patients for less money, with the risk of not getting paid at all? No wonder doctors are running from these plans!

OUCH! This New ObamaCare Study Just Released Will Make Democrat Spin Doctors Utterly Sick

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Maybe Barack Obama and his loyal media spin doctors — like the ObamaCare cheerleaders at the New York Times — knew the results of this new study would cast a very dark shadow over the president’s health care takeover scheme…and possibly the critical midterm elections.

Maybe that’s why the Times just published a lengthy report with a conclusion that runs completely counter to the real-world experiences of so many Americans. The paper’s finding?

…the Affordable Care Act has largely succeeded in delivering on President Obama’s main promises….
One of the data points the New York Times uses in offering its cheerful defense of ObamaCare is that the number of Americans without health insurance has fallen significantly.

However, as numerous analysts have observed, many of those added to the ObamaCare insurance rolls are people who have signed up for Medicaid…which means taxpayers will be subsidizing much of their health care.

And now, to add insult to injury, a new study finds that, just because you may have an ObamaCare health plan, doesn’t mean you’ll have a doctor who will accept it. So, contrary to what ObamaCare proponents like those at the Times suggest, there’s not necessarily a great benefit in more people being covered if those people can’t find doctors to treat them.

Via the Daily Caller:

The number of physicians nationwide that are declining to accept health plans from ObamaCare exchanges is growing, according to a study from the American Action Forum.

As of May 2014, over 214,000 doctors wouldn’t participate in ObamaCare plans, and that number may be growing, according to AAF, a free-market think tank in Washington.

While some ObamaCare kinks have been worked out over the past year, exchange plans remain as unfriendly to doctors as ever.
USA Today digs even deeper into the fundamental ObamaCare problem of people having a terrible time trying to find doctors who will take them as patients:

Because these [ObamaCare] exchange plans often have lower reimbursement rates, some doctors are limiting how many new patients they take with these policies, physician groups and other experts say.
The article explains that insurers are moving to smaller networks of doctors and hospitals in their exchange plans. These “narrow networks” help them reduce costs, but they can also lead to significant problems when consumers look for doctors who will take them.

So, will the ongoing problems with ObamaCare figure into voters’ decisions in the upcoming midterms? The Washington Post seems to think not.

But given the new findings just reported on plan-holders doctor difficulties, the Post’s dismissal of health case as an election issue may prove a bit premature.


Voter Posts Video Showing Machine Switching from GOP to Democrats, As Fraud Reports Mount Nationwide

by Jason DeWitt | Top Right News

Even if the national media is avoiding reporting on the midterm elections like the plague, most Americans seem prepared to punish Barack Obama and Democrats at the polls one week from today.

But Democrats may have a magic bullet to prevent disaster and save the Senate for Obama and Harry Reid: outright fraud.

That Democrats engage in massive fraud at the polls is nothing new. Back in 2011, in his epic piece “Stealing the Election of 2012,” Roger Hedgecock detailed how Democrats engaged in massive fraudulent registrations of illegal aliens, felons and the dead in California and elsewhere, while fighting Voter ID laws tooth and nail.

Last week, the Washington Post released a shocking study showing that the illegal votes of non-citizens handed North Carolina to Barack Obama in 2012, and perhaps other states, and gave him the 60 votes to push through ObamaCare through the fraudulent election of Sen, Al Franken in 2o08.

Last week GOP Illinois State Rep. Jim Moynihan said he tried to vote for himself and other Republicans and the electronic voting machine switched his votes to Democrats. Officials blamed a “very rare calibration error,” and some Democrats actually accused him or lying or exxagerating his claims.

With those doubts in mind, another voter in Moline, Illinois early-voted yesterday in the Moline Public Library, and remarkably found the same, “very rare” error when he too tried to vote for Republicans. But this time, he had his camera phone rolling, and sent us his video.

He posted it to YouTube, where it is not yet viral but we expect it may be quite soon.

Also breaking today comes news of similar, oh-so-“rare” “errors” in machines in Maryland. By remarkable coincidence once again, this “error” once again seems to be only changing Republican votes to Democrats:

“When I first selected my candidate on the electronic machine, it would not put the ‘x’ on the candidate I chose — a Republican — but it would put the ‘x’ on the Democrat candidate above it,” reported Donna Hamilton.

“This happened multiple times with multiple selections. Every time my choice flipped from Republican to Democrat. Sometimes it required four or five tries to get the ‘x’ to stay on my real selection,” the Frederick, Md., resident said Thursday.

Queen Anne County Sheriff Gary Hofmann said he encountered the problem, too.

The Democrats will pull out all the stops to keep the Senate in Reid and Obama’s hands. If you suspect fraud, report it. If you don’t trust your machines, ask for a paper ballot. And by all means, PLEASE VOTE next Tuesday, and send a clear message to Obama, Reid and the Corruptocrats.