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Insurance CEO Defends Obamacare:
‘We’re Not Cutting People, We’re
Transitioning People’

Mediate, by Evan McMurry

Original Article

Posted By:BuckeyeRon, 10/27/2013 10:13:49 AM

Florida Blue CEO Patrick Geraghty appeared on Meet the Press Sunday morning and defended Obamacare, telling host David Gregory that the 300,000 figure—the number of people being dropped from the insurance rolls, a number being used as evidence that President Barack Obama was not correct when he said people would get to keep their insurance—was not an accurate representation of the Affordable Care Act’s effects. “We’re not cutting people,” Geraghty said. “We’re actually transitioning people. What we’ve been doing is informing folks that their plan doesn’t meet the test of the essential health benefits; therefore, they have a choice

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: CleanhouseinDC, 10/27/2013 10:18:49 AM     (No. 9584600)

Guess we now know the talking points Jarrett gave them last week.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds, 10/27/2013 10:19:56 AM     (No. 9584605)

And with the large premiums and the even larger deductibles we are enforcing this year, we are going to get RICH!!!

Thank You, Our Dear Reader!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: msctex1, 10/27/2013 10:20:15 AM     (No. 9584606)

You know, for people who constantly crow about the right to choose...

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 10/27/2013 10:20:54 AM     (No. 9584607)

TRANSITIONING:

Out of the frying pan and into the fire...

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Coy860, 10/27/2013 10:24:20 AM     (No. 9584612)

The American People can´t wait to "transition" democrats, from the President to Congress OUT of office for this assault on their individual Freedom and Liberty.
It is nothing but an expensive, wasteful, FAILED attempt to take over 1/6th of the American Economy.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: mitzi, 10/27/2013 10:24:24 AM     (No. 9584613)

Wild guess:

NSA wire taps found some skeletons in Geraghty´s closet. Extortion might be more than just the name of Schweizer´s book.


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Reply 7 - Posted by: Bubbasuncle, 10/27/2013 10:24:39 AM     (No. 9584614)

My first thought too, #1. What scares me is what other "transitions" the regime has in mind for us.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: ruready?, 10/27/2013 10:28:27 AM     (No. 9584619)

That excuse won´t fly. People are without insurance. Save your promises.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: RancherJack, 10/27/2013 10:34:42 AM     (No. 9584629)

´Transitioning´ from barely affordable health insurance to OMG, I can´t afford this insurance, I´ll be homeless!

I can see how a CEO thinks that´s a Great Business Plan.

/tool

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Reply 10 - Posted by: voxpopuli, 10/27/2013 10:38:23 AM     (No. 9584637)

the Blues have been waiting 40 years for socialized medicine..
in MN they had OPEN ENROLLMENT for many farmers back in 1975..
NO QUESTIONS ASKED.. could be in a hospice..
$51.21 per month for the WHOLE FAMILY..
their goal was to get as many people under their aegis in order to get the business from the government..

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Reply 11 - Posted by: WIBadger, 10/27/2013 10:56:57 AM     (No. 9584668)

´Transitioning´.....Well I feel so much better now...

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Reply 12 - Posted by: hoopsfan, 10/27/2013 11:00:58 AM     (No. 9584676)

How reassuring.

We poor, dumb folks think we´re getting screwed just because we lose our existing coverage, have to scramble to get new coverage with higher deductibles and sharply higher premiums, and see our favorite docs and practitioners leaving the profession.

Yet the Obama crowd, and now this pompous insurance guy, informs us that´s it just a transition for our own good?




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Reply 13 - Posted by: civilservant, 10/27/2013 11:02:20 AM     (No. 9584677)

"Transitioning"....
Wasn´t that what happened at 30 in Logan´s Run?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: unagator, 10/27/2013 11:05:34 AM     (No. 9584680)

Here´s to wishing all the insurance execs and their companies who collaborated in this travesty, hoping to score guaranteed profits off government coercion, a happy death spiral.

I will delight in their squealing on the way down.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 10/27/2013 11:06:23 AM     (No. 9584682)

Last time I got transitioned like this I was at my Proctologist´s office.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: planetgeo, 10/27/2013 11:16:22 AM     (No. 9584694)

#13, it´s also what happened when people were transitioned in Soylent Green into a happy meal.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: AltaD, 10/27/2013 11:25:04 AM     (No. 9584703)

Essential health benefits that the young and healthy do not want or need. What´s next, essential homeowners insurance? Will we all be required to purchase maximum coverage no matter the size, features or location of our home.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: M2, 10/27/2013 11:38:41 AM     (No. 9584711)

Note the premise underlying the following comments:

“We’re not looking backwards,” Geraghty replied. “I think it really is about how do we move forward and solve this? We serve millions of people across the state of Florida. It would be a distraction for me to spend my time looking backwards. I spend my time figuring out, how do we serve the people in Florida that were trying to bring most education about their options so they can help their families?”

1. He´s trying to "educate" Floridians about something they want no part of. They were perfectly happy with what is no longer available to them. It´s colossal chutzpah to take something away from the people, then say you want to "educate" them about something else YOU want them to have.

2. He´s not "looking backwards"? Why not? Backwards is where people were happy with what they had.

3. He´s defending O´Care, yet says he´s trying to "solve this". Solve what? If O´Care is a good thing, what´s to solve?

I´ll tell CEO Patrick Geraghty what to do to "solve this": Give people options OUTSIDE of Obamacare or give them back their old policies and damn the torpedoes. But does he have the clank factor for that? No.

Will all of this wholesale destruction of American require another revolution? Mass secession? What will it take for both Congress and the people to rise up against this tyranny? Or is everyone just a tad too comfy at the public teat?

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Reply 19 - Posted by: wtm, 10/27/2013 11:39:35 AM     (No. 9584713)

What he wouldn´t say, is that you could still keep your OLD policy, If you wanted too !!!
(It´s GONE)

This is Mandatory transitioning !!!!

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Reply 20 - Posted by: pearlyjo, 10/27/2013 11:46:33 AM     (No. 9584726)

Who else thinks this whole think smells like the high risk mortgage scam from Carter´s era? Who is going to make sure that these premiums are paid each month? Who says Sebelius won´t pop up at some point and say that even if the insured person is behind on their premium payments, they must continue to insure that person? This is what could break these insurance companies´ backs.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: bluebonnet, 10/27/2013 12:01:23 PM     (No. 9584741)

I actually heard this poor excuse for a human being. Didn´t see him, but I was totally appalled.
I´m really more saddened by this. Insurance ceos just signed their own death warrant.

Why???
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Smart11344, 10/27/2013 12:31:28 PM     (No. 9584771)

I´ve always gotten dizzy from "corporate-speak". Many CEO´s are idiots. I worked for a company that had one. The parent corporation sold us.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 10/27/2013 1:07:19 PM     (No. 9584797)

What he didn´t say was the "transition" is involuntary.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 10/27/2013 1:58:18 PM     (No. 9584851)

In the tank, like all the other big players who were promised a fortune in all those secret meetings to go along with the scheme. There are lots of hogs hoping to root in the Obamacare trough. Americans should not blame everything on Obama, the Democrats and the bureaucrats. A racket of such monstrous proportions could not have gotten off the drawing board -even if it did blow up on the launch pad- without the collaboration and participation of a host of business and professional interests.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 10/27/2013 2:32:43 PM     (No. 9584883)

They are transitioning middle class people into not being able to afford health care insurance while at the same time having to pay taxes that will give poorer people
access to health care insurance. So NOW who is the poorer class?

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Watlines, 10/27/2013 2:45:03 PM     (No. 9584901)

Transitioning, as in moving sheep from one pen to another?

Is that what we are? Friggin´ animals?

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Reply 27 - Posted by: jimkata, 10/27/2013 5:23:20 PM     (No. 9585038)

Yeah, we´re not killing people just giving them
´showers´. Say anything not to believe what you do.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 10/27/2013 10:48:38 PM     (No. 9585337)

Liar. Didn´t the Blues cancel over 100,000 policies ? Didn´t the Blues get a special deal in FL ? The stories should be online.

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