Weekend Tidbits ….


Trump is a in battle with CNN. So how’s it going for CNN? Medialife says:
“Only five months ago, CNN’s ratings were so bad that it slipped into third place — even behind little-watched MSNBC. And just this week Medialife Magazine reported that Fox News took all the top spots in the most viewed cable news programs. The magazine also reported that Fox and MSNBC came in first and second respectively, with CNN showing in at third place”.

CNN’s chief Jeff Zucker says this about his people and team:
“They wear those insults as a badge of honor, because it means they are doing their jobs,” Zucker said of his employees, according to Politico. “I would say that morale is incredibly high … They are not being intimidated, they are not backing down, they know they have my full support and it is a very exciting time, frankly, to be a journalist at CNN”.

Maybe Jeff, just maybe. 


How about this editorial page opinion in yesterday’s NYT on Thursdays press conference:
Is It Time to Call Trump Mentally Ill?

Maybe it’s just time to call the NYT, Washington Post and MSM biased.


Did you know that Jared Kushers family (Ivanka’s husband) was going to buy the Marlins baseball team this week, but backed out? Here’s why.

“The family of Jared Kushner, a top White House adviser and President Trump’s son-in-law, put the brakes on plans to buy the Miami Marlins baseball team because of a report that current owner Jeffrey Loria might be nominated as ambassador to France. The Kushners said the sale might “complicate” Loria’s potential post.

In other words the intolerable left would not stand for it.


Quietly the cabinet is making it through. Yesterday it was Scott Pruitt as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.
Now think of the noise there was about him. All they did was grandstand, blemish his reputation, give the media stories to blast the administration.

In the end not a single vote changed from yes to no. Shameful.


Lost in this week of media hysteria was the companies pulling out of Obamacare because they could not survive in it. Obama, as we’ve told you, had this set for the costs to come into play this year and bigger next year after he was out of office.
It is almost criminal what they did to pass this and push costs out. In fact if a Republican did it they might have brought charges.
Here are examples the past few days:

Aetna, the insurance giant, announced that it would decamp from Affordable Care Act health exchanges in 11 of 15 states in which it currently operates. Citing a $200 million pre-tax loss in the second quarter of 2016, the company says it will walk away from nearly 70 percent of its plans, a move that will leave at least one U.S. county in Arizona without an ACA provider. “As a strong supporter of public exchanges as a means to meet the needs of the uninsured, we regret having to make this decision,” said Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini”.

Humana announced that it would no longer offer health insurance coverage in the state marketplaces created under the federal health care law. Why? They can’t make money.
” The company cited an “initial analysis of data” about the type of customers who signed up for its plans this year, and it said that it saw no evidence that the market was improving but that it was “seeing further signs of an unbalanced risk pool,” as customers with expensive medical conditions continued to enroll as compared with healthy people.

Yesterday, Molina Health­care CEO J. Mario Molina blamed the loss of more than $90 million last quarter on the Affordable Care Act. “There are simply too many unknowns with the marketplace program to commit to our participation beyond 2017”.

Right now nearly twice as many providers are planning to leave public exchanges in 2017 than are planning to join them. That means less coverage, less competition and higher costs.

The MSM is not covering this or telling you. They want Trump and team to repeal and then watch the negative coverage you will see. Obamacare was a great idea, insure everyone, but there was never a way to pay the bills.

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