Aetna CEO Says Obamacare “didn’t really eat into the uninsured population,” Company May Be Forced Out of Program (Video)

Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini says Obamacare failed to attract the uninsured and could result in either double digit increased in rates or the company pulling out of the program completely:

“Are they going to be double-digit [increases] or are we going to get beat up because they’re double-digit or are we just going to have to pull out of the program?” Bertolini asked in a “Squawk Box” interview from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. “Those questions can’t be answered until we see the population we have today. And we really don’t have a good view on that.”

Well, this is strange news, considering there are six million people signed up for coverage through Obamacare.

Clearly this guy is racist or something:

He said that so far, Obamacare has just shifted people who were insured in the individual market to the public exchanges where they could get a better deal on a subsidy for coverage. “We see only 11 percent of the population is actually people that were firmly uninsured that are now insured. So [it] didn’t really eat into the uninsured population.”


The whole goal of this was to get uninsured people covered. Are we to believe this whole thing is a failure?

Well, at least we’ve got all those new people in Medicaid. And we get to spend all the money subsidizing insurance for people.

No way this is the road to single payer, and by “no way,” I mean:

Watch the video:


Smith & Wesson To End Gun Sales in California Over Microstamping Law

California passed a law that told gun manufacturers to make guns that microstamp ammunition.

Smith & Wesson said they’d just stop selling guns in California:

The announcement late Wednesday came a week after the National Shooting Sports […]

Study: “On many issues, much of the public appears to support more extreme policies than legislators do.”

Are you an extremist?

I’d wager my positions would be considered “extreme” by some.

Those folks are called “legislators.”

Using a survey designed to measure support for extreme policies, I find that the characterization of the public as […]

Change: Target Drops Health Insurance For Part-Time Workers Because of Obamacare

Like I’ve said before:

Target Corp. said it will end health insurance for part-time employees, joining Trader Joe’s Co., Home Depot Inc. and other retailers that have scaled back benefits in response to changes from Obamacare.

About […]

How to Show the World You’re Completely Ignorant About Guns, By CA State Senator Kevin de Leon (Video)

I saw this video posted at The Daley Gator, but when I saw it, I thought, “I’m not watching a twenty minute video.”

After watching this video, I’m rethinking that decision:

Wow. I mean, he gives […]

In 2013, More Oil Was Spilled From Trains Than In Previous Four Decades Combined

Opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline say they are against it because it leaks, and a leaky pipeline is bad for the environment. What they don’t tell you is how that oil is transported […]

NY Gov. Says Conservatives “Have No Place in…New York,” Hannity Finally Decides It’s Time to Leave (Video)

First up, let’s make it clear what Democratic Governor Anthony Cuomo said, courtesy of The Gateway Pundit:

Their problem is not me and the Democrats; their problem is themselves. Who are they? Are they these extreme […]

Change: America Drops Out of Top 10 Most Economically Free Countries in the World

President Obama promised to fundamentally change America.

This is part of the change:

World economic freedom has reached record levels, according to the 2014 Index of Economic Freedom, released Tuesday by the Heritage Foundation and […]

Facebook: Rep. Peter King Posts Article from saying He Could Get Elected POTUS, Hilarity Ensues

Rep. Peter King went to Facebook and posted a link from, saying he could get elected president.

Commenters on Facebook were not impressed:

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Rand Paul Unsure If His Family is Insured, But Knows His Son Was Mistakenly Enrolled in Medicaid

Sen. Rand Paul says he tried to enroll in Obamacare, but he’s not sure if he and his family are covered. Actually, he said he does know his son is, but it’s because Kentucky […]