A nightmare for an Alabama woman, who was trying to find help for her disability through Obamacare:
"A Montgomery woman in desperate need of financial help, just so she can keep her prosthesis, and therefore keep walking," said a local anchor. "With no job, only disability for income, and no insurance, she recently turned to the government's health care plan, but is finding little help."
Her "needs regular adjustments," according to a local reporter. So she tried to sign up for Obamacare. "For three hours [the woman sat down] running into trouble on the web site, getting disconnected on the phone, and finding few answers, and nothing [she] could afford."
Says the woman, "The disability I get are $951, and the insurance that she looked over would be $400. That would be something out of the $951, trying to live, I couldn't pay that. I'm so used to getting up and going, I felt like if something happened to this leg I would feel like I would be down again."
The state of Alabama received bonus payments from Medicaid for 2009 and 2010 that were a stunning 13 times higher than the state was eligible for. So says the inspector general (IG) for Health and Human Services in a report released on Wednesday.
Following in the footsteps of other TWS contributors who've run for Congress (e.g., Jim Webb in 2006 and Tom Cotton in 2012), Quin Hillyer has thrown his hat in the ring for the GOP nomination in the First Congressional District of Alabama, where incumbent Jo Bonner announced yesterday he'll be resigning as of August 15.
Tonight, the 15th BCS National Championship Game will cap yet another extraordinary college football season. College football is the only major American sport that emphasizes the regular season over the postseason, like baseball did in its glory days (when the two league champions went directly to the World Series). Correspondingly, it’s the only sport that sufficiently rewards teams for season-long excellence, rather than for a brief flourish of postseason glory (on the heels of regular-season mediocrity), of the kind now routinely celebrated in Major League Baseball and the NFL.
On his personal website, former congressman Artur Davis confirmed at least some of the recent rumors surrounding him—that the lifelong Democrat, the man who endorsed Barack Obama for president early in 2007 and seconded his nomination at the Democratic party convention in 2008, now considers himself a Republican. Here's Davis on his switch: