It was inevitable that once the blanks contained in Obamacare began to be filled in, that even Democratic supporters of the law would start running away from it, so toxic it is going to be to any politician who supported it. The unintended — and intended – consequences are proving to be a nightmare for the health insurance consumer and the government seems powerless to do anything about it. A hearing on Thursday of the Senate Finance Committee turned into a Democratic Obamacare bashing-fest as four powerful Democratic Senators “laid into” the administration’s top regulator on new
Don´t forget convicted financial fraudster and husband to loathsome Dem Rep Shakowsky wrote outlines for Obamacare while in Prison! Nothing to do with healthcare-it´s all about collapsing the system and control. Dems should be wiped out on 2014 if they don´t vote to repeal.
The ones now complaining were the ones behind the locked and closed doors that didn´t even read the bill they allowed their staffers to write, after being drafted by their peer´s spouse who was in prison when he drafted obamacare. There only salvation at this point would be to see to it the entire bill was rescinded and sign on to Senator Cruz´s bill which he authored.
Those who are hoping that 0bamacare is a train that is directly taking the ´Rat Party into oblivion and all we have to do is watch the fun, might be making the same mistake we made in ´08 and´12. The evil nexus between Liberals and the ´Free Phoners´ is deadly and will survive 0bamacare. A lot of proactive organizing at the grassroots is going to be needed.
The GOP should point out the every single concern coming from a Democrat can be found among the amendments proposed by GOP. Then let the Dems talk about how they might fix the mess. Yes, some children in college are covered by the parents´ insurance. But low cost policies for students are largely gone because the removal of caps for medical payments in a single year made the premiums go up. The high risk pools for the uninsured were just limited because the $5 Billion is going to run out. Every predicted disaster is coming true.
My husband is a physician. He just got his first contract for participation in one of the health insurance exchanges. It reads as though he is already guilty of defrauding the system--they just have to get the patient records and the financial records to prove it. My husband will have to take every patient referred to him by a PCP in the plan if the referral is within the domain of his specialty. And the PCP will have to take every new patient assigned to him/her by the plan, unless they are taking no new patients whatsoever.
2,700 pages is now 15,000+ trying to explain what was "really meant."
The answer? Throw it all out and let us get back to square one which gave great access to everyone except the self-employed and some working for small companies. Don´t want to buy insurance? Then pay when you get there with something; a cigarette pack, take off that diamond ring, give up that tongue stud, a dollar, cut off a tattoo. No tickey? No Shirtey!
One "pundit" I read said he could write the entire health-care reform in seventeen pages. Make insurance available to anyone even with pre-existing conditions with a rider if appropriate. Cut the ER nonsense, i.e. frequent flyers, baby factories, drunks, etc except for life threatening care to all. Make "good" insurance available.
I don´t believe this at face value. If any dems are condemning Obamacare it´s to save their own skin in the next election,not because they´re really against the government taking over a huge segment of the economy.
I´m a big believer in the theory of random selection in nature and it´s ill effects it thrusts on some people while others thrive,unscathed.
Obamacare was constructed to exclude as many left leaning people as possible from paying into it.I mean there was over a 100 carve outs before the ink was dry..Even so,by simple random selection,Obama supporters are going to get hit by the unfathomable costs of this scheme.My guess is Obama hopes that 50%+1 benefits for free.
States are broke from medicaid and are caving into Obamacare but then who supplies the money to the feds? This is a simple cost shift from state taxpayers to federal taxpayers or having to borrow more money.
It was a sunny day in Beijing on Thursday—refreshingly sunny, to be more precise—when Vice President Joe Biden met Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. I know this because I have read the pool report of the occasion, a pithy and practically content-free piece of journalism that is nevertheless one of the more entertaining things to enter my inbox in recent days. The pool report confirms the lingering suspicion—if it hasn’t been confirmed a million times already—that the line between journalism and Democratic Party cheerleading has more than faded. It has become invisible. Pool reports are summaries of official events distributed to reporters,
W hen unexpected events happen — be they natural disasters or terrorist attacks — the consequences can be dire. As a result, governments have gone to great lengths to prepare for the unexpected as best they can, stockpiling scarce resources in case supplies get cut off. The most famous example is the United States’ Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR). With a capacity of 727 million barrels of oil, the SPR is the largest stockpile of government-owned emergency crude oil in the world. Established in the aftermath of the 1973-74 oil embargo, the SPR is meant to offset a potential disruption in commercial oil
When Barack Obama was catapulted into the Oval Office in 2008, it was with the help of millennials who turned out in record numbers and voted for him two-to-one over the GOP’s John McCain. Now his signature issue — ObamaCare — is in deep trouble. Once again, he is looking to America’s young to come through for him. Once again too, he’s relying on a campaign of speeches and public appearances to get them to do so. But in sharp contrast to 2008, he’s making his new appeal to a much more jaded demographic. According to a Harvard University poll released this
Amid growing outrage at the Obama administration’s determination to strike a deal with jihadist Iran that not only allows Iran to enrich uranium but also permits it to continue imprisoning and torturing American citizens, Secretary of State John Kerry spoke up to defend his State Department’s diplomacy. During a press availability at NATO headquarters, Secretary Kerry said this regarding Obama administration efforts to free Americans held captive overseas, including Pastor Saeed Abedini, a U.S. citizen held in Iran simply because of his Christian faith: One day is too long to be in captivity, and one day for any American citizen is more
Russian President Vladimir Putin said this week that U.S. military capabilities in the Arctic Circle leave his government little choice but to maintain a strong foothold in the frigid north, where tensions between the former Cold War adversaries in recent years have heated up as the polar ice thawed. During a meeting with students in Moscow on Tuesday, Putin was asked whether Russia and other countries might loosen their grip on Arctic territory for military exercises and exploitation of natural resources in favor of environmental preservation. The Russian leader replied that the United States hasn´t slipped off the ice shelf and implied
It may sound a bit dark, but it’s now possible to transform the ashes of the cremated deceased into a diamond–a jewel truly to remember. Using “Russian technology,” Algordanza Memorial Diamonds are created in a similar fashion to the way natural diamonds are formed. Here’s how it works: a diamond is composed of pressurized carbons. Conveniently enough, human bodies are about 18 percent carbon. Using about a pound of ashes, the firm is able to distill out the carbon and use it to form a man-made diamond in a mold under high pressure in about a week. The diamonds created this
The big talk is just how many seats will the GOP pick up in the Senate next year, and we’ve spent a lot of time right here talking about just that. But how about the House? We do still have a bicameral legislature, even if it is becoming increasingly difficult to tell them apart. The House is in the strange place where although it’s almost universally reviled, not much is going to change. Yes, gerrymandering is a part of that, but it isn’t the whole story. People are fed up with Congress generally, but with ObamaCare specifically and increasingly. To punish the
I have never been much of a conspiracy theorist. For me it was always Oswald by himself from the Texas School Book Depository and nothing in the intervening fifty years has disabused me of this notion. For the most part, I’m an Occam’s Razor kind of guy — the most obvious explanation is likely to be true. (Snip) To put it bluntly, Occam’s Razor has moved. Things that were once possibilities now seem almost certainties to me. Principal among those is that Obama’s academic records are perpetually unavailable for a reason — and that reason is most likely that they reveal
One of President Obama´s chief political assets has been his ability to excite young people like almost no politician in history. But the days of America´s youth fawning over the president are over. A new Harvard University Institute of Politics poll released Wednesday confirms what other surveys have shown in recent months: Millennials have soured on Obama so much this year that their opinion of him largely mirrors the American public´s. Even though Obama does not ever have to face another election, he should be worried about the findings for a couple of reasons, which we will dive into momentarily.
Last summer on his $100 million family tour of Africa, Barack Obama hoped for a priceless photo op with Nelson Mandela, the ailing freedom pioneer who went from prison cell to the presidency of South Africa. Mandela´s family suggested that wouldn’t happen. So, the Obamas did a photo op in Mandela´s former prison cell. Which Obama’s White House quickly tweeted upon word of the icon´s passing at 95. [Skip] But Obama was also caught staring at television coverage of Mandela’s passing, which became Obama’s Photo of the Day.
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In February, the Bush family’s personal emails were hacked by Guccifer, a hacker who uncovered photographs of former President George H. W. Bush in a hospital bed and George W. Bush’s oil paintings in the process. It seems Guccifer has struck again, this time targeting former President Bill Clinton and the Clinton Library. The hacker has reportedly uncovered doodles of Clinton drawing on what were, at the time, classified documents. Among the doodles is apparently a picture of a penis. The document uncovered is a briefing of the strategic measures the United States could take prior Clinton’s decision to intervene in