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Jay Leno thanks Obama for
helping his shop workers
get health care

Washington Examiner, by Charlie Spiering

Original Article

Posted By:KarenJ1, 8/7/2013 7:50:41 AM

Comedian Jay Leno may be a multimillionaire, but he thanked President Obama during an appearance on his show Tuesday night for helping him get health care for his shop employees. “The guys who worked at my shop for me are all over 50. They never had health care,” Leno explained. “And I was able to get it now because you can’t be turned down. So thank you for that.” “You can’t be turned down because of a preexisting condition,” Obama said proudly as the crowd applauded. “That’s part of what we’re going to be doing.”

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Are you kidding me?? If Leno is so wealthy why didn´t he give them insurance?? Un.be.lievable. This is the entire article.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Hobbiest, 8/7/2013 8:09:39 AM     (No. 9462202)

The lack of insurance does not mean someone lacks health care. Indeed and increasing number of physicians offer some deep discount to those who pay cash at the time of service.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: lakerman1, 8/7/2013 8:17:30 AM     (No. 9462215)

I do believe leno owns a tv production company. All that he had to do was incorporate shots of his antique cars into his tv show, and he could have added the two shop employees to his group health policy.
Group policies tend not to have pre existing conditions clauses, which might be in violation of HIPPA of 1985. (health insurance companies establish rates based on claims experience for a group policy, so leno is a fool, or wanted to pimp out a fool guest.)

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici, 8/7/2013 8:40:01 AM     (No. 9462250)

Jay Leno, who makes more than I ever will, thanks Obama for allowing him to get health insurance for guys who work for him on my dime. Isn´t that nice? Maybe, Leno should pay for their health care out of his own pocket, rather than waiting until Obama got a law passed to pay for it out of mine.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Illinois Mom, 8/7/2013 8:55:44 AM     (No. 9462282)

Obama is lying again.

My oldest daughter was just denied insurance due to a preexisting condition. She had a C-section one year ago.

That preexisting deal ended last year when they STOPPED it because whatever government money they had set aside to fund it, ran out.

Those people already on the roles got to keep the insurance they had...new applicants are refused.

BTW...Group plans, which most people have through their jobs, almost never had a preexisting exclusion. Sometimes conditions such as a "pregnancy already in progress" were denied, but that changed a while back. In fact, just last year my other daughter lost her job June 30th. She went onto her husband´s new plan July 1st, and gave birth July 4th. The baby had some complications, but thankfully, received phenomenal care and was released 5 days later. The new carrier picked up the $190,000 tab.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ocjim, 8/7/2013 9:09:12 AM     (No. 9462304)

And did you thank him, Jay, for ignoring our Constitution and forcing us to buy a product??? And did you commend him and his party for the way that he and his party shoved this thing down our throats?
It´s about liberty, Jay, and you are evidently an ignorant man in that area.

And who put you up to that on-air thank you, Jay. Mrs. Leno, perhaps?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: fayebeck, 8/7/2013 9:28:32 AM     (No. 9462332)

Is Mrs. Leno still saving the women of Afghanistan?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: bighambone, 8/7/2013 10:18:42 AM     (No. 9462442)

Leno is a rich man. He could have obtained health care insurance for all his employees at anytime in the past if he had wanted to do so. Since he did not, you have to figure the reason was that he did not want to pay the insurance premiums. In fact it does not appears that he intends to pay any of those premiums in the future, as it looks like he is sending all his employees to the Obama insurance exchanges where the employees will have to pay their premiums.

Leno was just touching all the liberal bases with Obama, to ensure that he does not get blackballed by the big shot liberals who run the entertainment industries where he makes his living.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Really?, 8/7/2013 10:19:56 AM     (No. 9462446)

I believe the regulations may be different from State to State but in North Carolina Jay would have been able to get group insurance for his employees.

Once again, a "know it all Hollywood entertainer" is misleading and confusing the public. I believe Jay was just sucking up to Barack with that comment. Chances are, he never tried to get those employees "health care".

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Reply 9 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 8/7/2013 10:55:21 AM     (No. 9462526)

Leno is too dumb a stupid to come up with this silly ´thank you Mr. President´ crappola.
He was following a script written by the real president, Valarie Jarrett, that was handed to him by Obama´s handlers.
This is getting sickening.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: plumnellie, 8/7/2013 1:10:48 PM     (No. 9462813)

Hope his ratings plunge after this. Time for him to go.

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