An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
In a weird confluence of the nation’s two most pressing issues — Obamacare and our insane immigration laws — this week we found out that the tens of thousands of “navigators” hired by the government to enroll people in Obamacare will include convicted felons.
Despite some “navigators” having already been exposed as having arrest warrants against them, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has no plans to screen out the criminals. (But rest assured: If your identity is stolen as a result of trying to sign up for Obamacare, no one will be more upset about it than President Obama.)
Maybe it’s a blessing that the Obamacare website has crashed more often than the Soviet Union’s commercial air fleet did.
In addition to convicted felons, navigators are drawn from labor unions, community organizers, former ACORN staffers and front-groups for the Democratic National Committee.
You know things are getting pretty serious when a former POTUS, who was impeached for perjury and obstruction, is telling the current occupant of the White House to knock off the BS lies and keep the promises he made to the American people!
lie – verb
1: to make an untrue statement with intent to deceive
2: to create a false or misleading impression
If the golfer in chief ever told the full truth about ANYTHING, his tongue would fall out! When people in your own party say you ‘misled’….also known as LIED… you’ve got some serious honesty issues! Interesting that the administration is claiming 3% of the target number for 2014 have enrolled, yet they are counting people who have yet to submit a payment in that number. More misleading? The numbers, even with the not yet paid folks, are pretty pathetic, and a large number of those signed up for Medicaid, which means we’ll still be footing the bill.
Obama’s Promise of “Competition” in Obamacare: Also False
Amy Payne – The Foundry
Here’s what the President said in 2009:
My guiding principle is, and always has been, that consumers do better when there is choice and competition. That’s how the market works. Unfortunately, in 34 states, 75 percent of the insurance market is controlled by five or fewer companies. In Alabama, almost 90 percent is controlled by just one company. And without competition, the price of insurance goes up and quality goes down.
Heritage expert Alyene Senger has bad news for President Obama: Obamacare did absolutely nothing to fix that.
The Face of Evil
by The Bunker
This is a very important story because it puts a face on who and what is really going on.
First: we have a tragic story of a woman who is probably going to die because of Obamacare. She wants to tell her story, she is apolitical and just wants to live. Her life is the most basic and precious individual God given Natural Right.
Second: the face of evil, the White House and the Commie cabal that is running it. Commies do not believe in Individual rights, only collective rights, the rights of the group. This devil, Dan Pfeiffer is sitting in a place that controls 1/3 of the power in this country. He mocks this woman, criticizes her plight and has no empathy. In his sick Commie mind she must be discredited, it is imperative that people reject her plight. Why? Because she is the face of the INDIVIDUAL, not the collective.
Remember this and know it and understand it, EVERYTHING, that Commies do they do to serve the collective, the state, the ideological cause of collectivism. This is why it is a KILLING ideology.
I am always stunned by the lack of intelligence displayed by the blonde Fox bubble head. Maybe I shouldn’t be so critical because people really can’t know what they have never been taught.
This is an ideological battle. It is critically important that the nation opens it’s eyes to this fact.
Citizen’s are going to die in this first act of state oppression (Obamacare). Pray this brave woman is not the first casualty.
Apparently, many on the left don’t seem to understand the consequences of forcing people to do something they don’t want to do. The problems with Obamacare go much deeper than just a useless, and dangerous, website. The product Obama is selling is dangerous to the American people, to the economy, to the whole country!
I’m one of the few who can actually keep my plan, at a cost, of course. Mine was grandfathered in. Oh, I could go with the FORCED planned, but I don’t need either maternity care, or mental health coverage. I wanted catastrophic, and that’s what I have. Of course, the cost has gone up by a HUGE chunk ever since that damn law was signed. The reason? Well, the insurance company was preparing for a onslaught of Obama voters, and the forced mandates of the law.
Excuse me, but why are men, and older women, way past their child bearing years being FORCED to buy maternity coverage? Where is the logic? Why? Because Obama said so, that’s why! Honestly, I don’t believe for one minute his has any idea what is actually in his ‘signature legislation’. Oh yeah…he’s gonna be remember for this one for a VERY long time, and it’s NOT going to be the legacy he was hoping for, let me tell ya!
Everyone who has gotten a notice the pretender said they’d never get and are ‘shopping around’ are finding they can’t afford these forced mandated policies. More than doubled premiums from the plan they liked to a plan they don’t like? Increased deductibles? People forced off the employers plans due to the increased cost? And the list goes on. Yep….real smart move there SFB!
The fact is….Obama lied, and people WILL die! They’ll die because they won’t be able to get the care they need. They’ll die because it’ll be a choice between feeding their families, putting over roof over their heads, or paying for overpriced useless insurance.
The fact is…. OBAMA FLAT OUT LIED to the American people! His lapdogs can spin it anyway they want, but facts are facts.
Who Is Affected by Obamacare? EVERYONE
Chris Jacobs – The Foundry
In response to the wave of insurance cancellations hitting millions of Americans, and the admission by some on the left that President Obama’s “if you like your plan” promise was false, Obamacare’s defenders are now taking a different tack.
While the law’s supporters finally admit that some people will be worse off under the law, they now claim that those “losers” will be few and far between.
The facts speak otherwise, because few Americans will be unaffected by Obamacare’s new health care regime:
H/T: The Bunker
I actually saw the piece on the news Friday…. it freaked me out then, and it freaks me out now. I won’t even type in the website’s address on my computer, and I damn sure won’t be calling them. They know way too much without you even telling them. I don’t like that! Shoot, I don’t like anything about Obamacare; their crappy website, or the authors of the bill, and I can’t find one thing to like about Obama himself.
Did you know that since 2009, there have been 382 different bills introduced in Congress concerning health care? 382. They cover all sorts of areas like women and pregnancy to veterans care. But what is it that has the nation so divided? It’s a bill that the Democrats crammed down the nation’s throat, signed by a POTUS who, in all likelihood, never even read the bill. Heaven knows, those who voted FOR it never read it, and those who voted against probably did.
I read it, but this was before they started adding and subtracting. The bill, as passed, and signed into law isn’t the same bill. Obama has broken his own law by exempting a variety of groups, including himself and Congress. If you are going to force a law on the American people, you should damn sure follow that same law. But then, I forget…this POTUS and Congress are above the law, so they can make YOU buy something you don’t want, but aren’t obligated to do so. I think someone has confused D.C. with the Kremlin of the Cold War.
The media, and members of Congress from the left….WAY left…insist the reason the roll out and the bill itself has so many problems is because of the Republicans. Well, I don’t see how that is even possible since they weren’t involved in the writing of the bill, or in the implementation. I’m not sure who is giving the media their talking point, although I have a pretty good suspicion, but they are flat out lies.
It’s not the Republicans fault that the administration hired an incompetent company, friends of the Obamas by the way, who were incapable of writing a program that would accommodate more than 6 users at a time. It is not the insurance companies fault they are having to drop coverage for millions of people. They are having to drop the policies because they don’t comply with the mandates set forth by Obamacare. Can we use a little bit of common sense here?
Republicans have introduced alternatives, contrary to the garbage the media, Obama, and Reid lying about it. I’d like to introduce an alternative, too.
GET THE HELL OUT OF THE HEALTH CARE BUSINESS!
It was never your job to tell private companies how and who. When the drunk murderer, Teddy Kennedy, was allowed to push his leftist agenda with the HMO crap, it was a signal. We can’t change the past, but we can damn sure influence the future. We act! We put a stop to constant government meddling. We return Congress to it’s right place in the background. All your rules and regulations are harming the country. And no, you do NOT know what’s best for anyone but yourselves, so BACK THE HELL OFF!
The Conservative Alternative to Obamacare
Jim DeMint – The Foundry
We’ve been very critical of Obamacare because it’s hurting Americans. But that has caused some to ask, “What’s your alternative?”
The truth is, we’ve always had alternatives, but our critics weren’t ready to listen. Now, the disastrous rollout of Obamacare has a lot of people asking for alternatives to government-run health care. And conservatives are ready.
With each passing day, it becomes clearer that Obamacare will not reduce premiums for average American families, bring down health care spending, or truly improve health care in this country. Instead, people are receiving notices from their insurance companies that their policies are being canceled or their premiums are skyrocketing.
Swiped from Glenn Beck.
Reality: Insurance companies have to cancel policies because they don’t cover what Obama thinks we all need, like maternity and birth control. Well, there are a lot of folks who don’t want, or need birth control, OR maternity. The Mr sure doesn’t need it, and at my age, if I got preggers, I’d be rich! Cuz that doc that removed the works due to cancer must have screwed up somewhere!
So, yes, due to Obamacare, insurance companies are canceling policies. Ergo…THEY LIE!
Obama and Sebelius: Obamacare Didn’t Cancel Your Plans
Amy Payne – The Foundry
Obamacare dictates what government-approved health insurance looks like.
That’s the whole point of the law. You must buy government-approved health insurance, and the bureaucrats will tell you what it must cover.
But President Obama and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius are now denying this.
Yesterday, they both came out publicly to tell America that it’s not Obamacare that’s causing you to receive a cancellation notice—it’s your insurance company.
Obama called insurance plans that are getting canceled “substandard” and said people could actually keep those plans if insurers still offered them (which they can’t under the President’s health care law). He said those plans are getting canceled only if “insurers decided to downgrade or cancel these substandard plans” (which they must under the law).
But guess what? If your plan is canceled, Obamacare will bring you a “better deal,” the President said.
That likely won’t make sense to people seeing these Obamacare premium hikes in 42 states.
The bread and butter of Obamacare is transforming health insurance, forcing Americans to buy a government-mandated product, and dictating what health care must look like.
Yet Sebelius said “This isn’t a government takeover of anything.”
President Obama accused Obamacare’s critics of leaving out information. But we just have to quote his words back to him on this blatant denial of Obamacare’s effects: “If you leave that stuff out, you’re being grossly misleading to say the least.”
Obama also said if people have better ideas for health reform, he’ll be happy to listen. In the next few days, The Heritage Foundation will roll out its newest ideas for health reform that puts patients ahead of bureaucrats and would actually restore choice.
My goodness there were a LOT of lies flying! I actually watched some of the testimony. What a joke! Rs asked serious questions. Ds were so busy licking boots and insulting Rs, they accomplished nothing. After an hour or so, I had to turn it off. Dear Lord, how did those people get into office? Well, I’ll tell ya! We have people who want to be taken care of, and want to do nothing to earn their keep, who believe they are owed! THEY are the ones who keep returning those jackwagons to D.C. And they disgust me!
Health care is NOT a right! I don’t owe you diddly! And it’s about dadburn time people pull their heads out of their hind ends, snap to reality, and get their own lives in order. There are a lot of people who are going to have to answer to God for the evil they have pushed on society.
For even when we were with you, this we warned you of,
that if there were any, which would not work, that he should not eat.
2 Thessalonians 3:10 (1599 Geneva Bible)
…Means Opposing Obamacare
Are people who voted for this fool finally snapping out of their stupor? Well, the ones who haven’t been living off the gubmint teat most likely are doing just that! The media? Well, it appears that a very few are getting wise, and hopefully realizing they have been used like an old dust rag to promote the worst president to ever come down the pike!
We have a website that doesn’t work, set up by buddies of the Obamas. What are the odds, eh? People who have been very pleased with their insurance are being forced to purchase something they don’t want, and can’t afford, all while battling with a website that doesn’t work. From the statistics I’ve seen, more than 80% of those who have been able to get the site to work for them are signing up for Medicaid. In other words, they won’t be buying insurance, they’ll be getting taxpayer funded medical care. Well, care is relative I guess.
And just think, if you do get on the site, answer all their questions, and decide not to fall into their trap? Well, too late! They already have all your info, and you ARE in that trap.
“If you like your insurance, you can keep it.” What he failed to mention was that you may have it canceled because it just doesn’t meet HIS standards of what HE believes the standards should be. Well, I don’t need maternity care, and I sure don’t need birth control, and I damn sure am not willing to pay for some hootchie’s abortion. So, HIS standards are, in my opinion, immoral!
Oh, and one more thing…. If my insurance premiums rise….again… I’ll be one of those paying a fine because I am not going to be homeless just to satisfy HIS evil plan to destroy the economy! He’s already done a pretty decent job of doing just that already, why add to his happiness and our misery?
Has Your Health Insurance Plan Been Canceled?
Amy Payne & Kelsey Harris – The Foundry
They liked their health care plans—but they couldn’t keep them.
That’s the situation facing nearly 1.5 million Americans right now under Obamacare, although that’s far from a final tally.
White House spokesman Jay Carney admitted yesterday that some Americans will not be able to keep their health care plans under Obamacare:
So it’s true there are existing health care plans on the individual market that do not meet those minimum standards and therefore do not qualify for the Affordable Care Act.
Dianne Barrette of Florida is one of those people. Last month, the 56-year-old received a letter from Blue Cross Blue Shield informing her that her current plan will be canceled in January 2014. The new plan she’s being offered would cost her $591 a month—10 times more than the $54 premium she currently pays.