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(Date Posted:12/11/2012 9:04 AM)
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Obamacare Pre-Existing Condition Fee To Cost Companies $63 Per Person

WASHINGTON -- Your medical plan is facing an unexpected expense, so you probably are, too. It's a new, $63-per-head fee to cushion the cost of covering people with pre-existing conditions under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

And all this time we’ve been told his plan would give coverage to those people with pre-exsisting conditions without raising costs.

The charge, buried in a recent regulation, (imagine that they hid it from us) works out to tens of millions of dollars for the largest companies, employers say. Most of that is likely to be passed on to workers.

Tens of millions of dollars to the biggest employers in the country who are already being strangled out of exsistence by raising costs, union demands, and increasing federal regulations.  That should help the unemployment figures a lot.

Employee benefits lawyer Chantel Sheaks calls it a "sleeper issue" with significant financial consequences, particularly for large employers.

Don’t forget state and local governments are part of those “larger employers”.   How many state and local governments are suffering or have declared bankruptcy since this clown took office? If you are a municiple employee its going to hurt you too!  And it will probably hurt hard.

"Especially at a time when we are facing economic uncertainty, (companies will) be hit with a multi-million dollar assessment without getting anything back for it," said Sheaks, a principal at Buck Consultants, a Xerox subsidiary.

Based on figures provided in the regulation, employer and individual health plans covering an estimated 190 million Americans could owe the per-person fee.

Could owe?  It’s a fee, it’s the government – they WILL owe.  Don’t over look the word “individual” in that above paragraph either!  That means you and me!  And it probably won't be limited to only 190 million of us, I'm sure they will hit more of us then that!

The Obama administration says it is a temporary assessment levied for three years starting in 2014, designed to raise $25 billion. It starts at $63 and then declines.

Temporary?  Who are they trying to kid?  Congress has never had any temporary opportunity to take money from us!

Most of the money will go into a fund administered by the Health and Human Services Department. It will be used to cushion health insurance companies from the initial hard-to-predict costs of covering uninsured people with medical problems. Under the law, insurers will be forbidden from turning away the sick as of Jan. 1, 2014.

Wait, didn’t they tell us they had this all worked out and it was going to save us and the insurance companies money?  Now its “hard to predict the costs, so they need to take $63 BILLION dollors from us to give to the Insurance companies who they told us would be able to provide health care cheaper.  Remember we’re saving money on this thing!  Its for OUR good!

The program "is intended to help millions of Americans purchase affordable health insurance, reduce unreimbursed usage of hospital and other medical facilities by the uninsured and thereby lower medical expenses and premiums for all," the Obama administration says in the regulation. An accompanying media fact sheet issued Nov. 30 referred to "contributions" without detailing the total cost and scope of the program.

It just lowered the cost by hitting US for 63 BILLION dollars up front!  We’re saving money now!

Of the total pot, $5 billion will go directly to the U.S. Treasury, apparently to offset the cost of shoring up employer-sponsored coverage for early retirees.

Read that as people laid off from their employers because of the growing expenses.  A lot of people are going to be forced into early retirement by being given a pink slip!  They need this money to be able to insure those people when they are no longer employed and making payroll contributions.

The $25 billion fee is part of a bigger package of taxes and fees to finance Obama's expansion of coverage to the uninsured. It all comes to about $700 billion over 10 years, and includes higher Medicare taxes effective this Jan. 1 on individuals making more than $200,000 per year or couples making more than $250,000. People above those threshold amounts also face an additional 3.8 percent tax on their investment income.

Imagine that a "bigger package of taxes and fees".  I guess there is more to come.
Do you really think people making over $200,000 a year are going to be able to pay an additional $700 BILLION in taxes on their own?  They are going to have to come after ALL of us to get that money!

But the insurance fee had been overlooked as employers focused on other costs in the law, including fines for medium and large firms that don't provide coverage.

Whats it say about other costs to employers when they weren’t worried enough to focus on this $63 BILLION dollor expense coming their way?  It says this $63 BILLION is small potatoes compared to whats coming!

"This kind of came out of the blue and was a surprisingly large amount," said Gretchen Young, senior vice president for health policy at the ERISA Industry Committee, a group that represents large employers on benefits issues.

Word started getting out in the spring, said Young, but hard cost estimates surfaced only recently with the new regulation. It set the per capita rate at $5.25 per month, which works out to $63 a year.

America's Health Insurance Plans, the major industry trade group for health insurers, says the fund is an important program that will help stabilize the market and mitigate cost increases for consumers as the changes in Obama's law take effect.

Cost increases?  Wait, you told us this was going to SAVE us money!  Now there will be cost increases – I’m confused.  Imagine the Insurance Industry lobbiests saying this $63 BILLION fee is good for the insurance industry.

But employers already offering coverage to their workers don't see why they have to pony up for the stabilization fund, which mainly helps the individual insurance market. The redistribution puts the biggest companies on the hook for tens of millions of dollars.

Redistribution- Isn’t that Socialism? Didn’t Americans fight wars and die to defeat Socialism?  Oh but its OK because we are only going to take those tens of millions of dollars from the biggest companies – you know the ones who provide the jobs to those people stupid enough to go to work for what they want.  And we'll take that money from thiose who have it and give it to those who don't.  Tht must be the American way.

"It just adds on to everything else that is expected to increase health care costs," said economist Paul Fronstin of the nonprofit Employee Benefit Research Institute.

But they told us this would save us all money and LOWER health care costs!  This Paul Fronstin guy must not know what he’s talking about!  I bet he’s an evil Republican who needs to step up and pay his fair share.

The fee will be assessed on all "major medical" insurance plans, including those provided by employers and those purchased individually by consumers. Large employers will owe the fee directly. That's because major companies usually pay upfront for most of the health care costs of their employees. It may not be apparent to workers, but the insurance company they deal with is basically an agent administering the plan for their employer.

The fee will total $12 billion in 2014, $8 billion in 2015 and $5 billion in 2016. That means the per-head assessment would be smaller each year, around $40 in 2015 instead of $63.

It will phase out completely in 2017 – unless Congress, with lawmakers searching everywhere for revenue to reduce federal deficits – decides to extend it.

Everyone who pays a telephone bill is STILL paying a federal tax each month that was put into effect in order to fund the Mexican American war.  That ended in 1847 and congress hasn’t done away with that tax yet.

And remember, this $63 BILLION is just ONE fee that has come to light from this over 2,000 page health care bill.  How many others do you think are burried in there?  Remember Nancy Pelosi told us, “We don’t know whats in it, we have to pass it so we can find out”.

I hope they hurry up and get this in place because this is making me sick and I’m gonna need that FREE health care if this keeps up!

Did YOU vote for these people?

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 In the uk we have the NHS "national health service" free at point of service (we pay through tax and national insurance ) however us natives call it "international health service " as any illegal turning up on our shores gets free healthcare and medication , this has made the uk a magnet for anyone that can hitch a ride and sneak in ! , i hope you have measures in place to stop this happening to the USA , Oh ,hang on as a uk tax payer i hope you dont !! :) LOL
  
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(Date Posted:01/01/2013 1:45 PM)

I had a medical equipment service business in Canada for a few years.  They have the basically the same system you do so I'm very familiar with it.

It is NOT what we want here. 

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we found hospitals working with the same equipment we had thrown in the dumpster 10 years earlier because it was obsolete.

One of the reasons we have such great healthcare here is that hospitals all work as a business, so they compete against each other for customers.  They do that by purchasing the latest and greatest technology to stay ahead of their competitors and lure customers in their doors.

Obama wants to cut healthcare costs and promised this would be cheaper and better for everyone.  There also remains many questions about how he did it and if it is truly constitutional or not.

Unfortunately there is only 1 way to cut healthcare costs, and that is simply to pay less money to the people providing it.

Many of my current
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customers are scrambling trying to figure out how they will be able to stay in business.  These are off site endoscopy clinics independent from the hospitals.

They have already been notified by many of the insurance carriers that the amount paid out by the insurance companies will be GREATLY cut back.

This obama care is not a good thing boys and girls!

Unfortunately many of the people who voted this guy back into office don't have the sense to be able to tie their own shoes.  An awful lot of them are under the impression that this will provide them with free health care.

The reality it gives free health care to NO ONE.  It simply requires one to BUY health insurance.  And if you don't you get fined by the government.

The problem is there are a lot of people here who don't carry insurance because they simply can't afford it.  That won't change, especially in light of the fact that he has just announced that our taxes are going up "considerably".

You can't force someone who sleeps under a bridge or on a park bench to pay for anything.  So what do you do with those people?

But here's the most outrageous part:

 

Fathom the hypocrisy of a government that requires every citizen to prove they are insured…but not everyone must prove they are a citizen.

 

Now add this, many of those who refuse, or are unable, to prove they are citizens will receive free insurance paid for by those who are forced to buy insurance because they are citizens.

 

Currently in the US, everyone receives treatment regardless of their ability to pay.  So when the millions of illegals we have here end up in the ER, they get free treatment already.

 

And our hospitals that are independent businesses are forced to absorb those costs.

 

That won’t change.  The only thing that will change is the profit margin of those health care facilities will plummet.  And as a result the level of health care we currently receive will also decline.  GREATLY!

 

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(Date Posted:01/31/2013 11:44 AM)

Like Nancy Pelosi said on March 9, 2010, concerning the Affordable Care Act,

“We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of controversy."

 

Well they passed it.  And now we find that this bill that was supposed to help everyone, especially the unfortunate, actually may exclude them from coverage!  But that’s OK, we’ll just fine them by giving them a new big tax when they file their income taxes.

 

Remember her other comment?  "It's all there, just sign it" says Pelosi...."Trust me.. as there's really no time to read it anyway"

 

 

Obamacare 'Glitch' Allows Some Families To Be Priced Out Of Health Insurance

WASHINGTON — Some families could get priced out of health insurance due to what's being called a glitch in President Barack Obama's overhaul law. IRS regulations issued Wednesday failed to fix the problem as liberal backers of the president's plan had hoped.

As a result, some families that can't afford the employer coverage that they are offered on the job will not be able to get financial assistance from the government to buy private health insurance on their own. How many people will be affected is unclear.

The Obama administration says its hands were tied by the way Congress wrote the law. Officials said the administration tried to mitigate the impact. Families that can't get coverage because of the glitch will not face a tax penalty for remaining uninsured, the IRS rules said.

"This is a very significant problem, and we have urged that it be fixed," said Ron Pollack, executive director of Families USA, an advocacy group that supported the overhaul from its early days. "It is clear that the only way this can be fixed is through legislation and not the regulatory process."

But there's not much hope for an immediate fix from Congress, since the House is controlled by Republicans who would still like to see the whole law repealed.

The affordability glitch is one of a series of problems coming into sharper focus as the law moves to full implementation.

Starting Oct. 1, many middle-class uninsured will be able to sign up for government-subsidized private coverage through new health care marketplaces known as exchanges. Coverage will be effective Jan. 1. Low-income people will be steered to expanded safety-net programs. At the same time, virtually all Americans will be required to carry health insurance, either through an employer, a government program, or by buying their own plan.

Bruce Lesley, president of First Focus, an advocacy group for children, cited estimates that close to 500,000 children could remain uninsured because of the glitch. "The children's community is disappointed by the administration's decision to deny access to coverage for children based on a bogus definition of affordability," Lesley said in a statement.

The problem seems to be the way the law defined affordable.

Congress said affordable coverage can't cost more than 9.5 percent of family income. People with coverage the law considers affordable cannot get subsidies to go into the new insurance markets. The purpose of that restriction was to prevent a stampede away from employer coverage.

Congress went on to say that what counts as affordable is keyed to the cost of self-only coverage offered to an individual worker, not his or her family. A typical workplace plan costs about $5,600 for an individual worker. But the cost of family coverage is nearly three times higher, about $15,700, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.

So if the employer isn't willing to chip in for family premiums – as most big companies already do – some families will be out of luck. They may not be able to afford the full premium on their own, and they'd be locked out of the subsidies in the health care overhaul law.

Employers are relieved that the Obama administration didn't try to put the cost of providing family coverage on them.

"They are bound by the law and cannot extend further than what the law provides," said Neil Trautwein, a vice president of the National Retail Federation.

 

Look folks there is only ONE way to reduce health care costs.  And that is to give less money to the people who provide the care.

 

What this administration has done is nothing more then raise the cost for those people who could afford it in the first place.  And it still doesn’t give covereage to ANYONE who can’t afford it.

 

So this means that anytime you receive care and can afford to pay for it, you will ALSO be paying for the care received by those individuals that can’t afford to pay for it themselves.  Just like we do now, except it will cost us a lot more.

 

I hope any of you who voted for this administration or thought you would be getting something for nothing are paying attention now!

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Medical Company Smith & Nephew Lays Off Almost 100 People, Blames Obamacare

 02/03/13

Another company is blaming Obamacare for layoffs.

Medical technology company, Smith & Nephew, announced Thursday that it would be letting go of almost 100 workers at its plants in Tennessee and Massachusetts. The company, which makes orthopedic reconstruction products, is blaming 2.3 percent excise tax on medical devices in President Obama's health care law for the layoffs, according to Fox13 News.

The nearly $30 billion tax on medical devices that took effect Jan. 1, 2013, has impacted a number of companies across the U.S.,” the company said in a statement to Fox13 News.

Medical companies lobbied to get the tax, which is levied on medical devices implanted by professionals, repealed, according to Reuters. The tax is expected to raise $29 billion in government revenue through 2022.

Joe Metzger, the company's senior vice president of corporate communications, told the Memphis Business Journal that the firm is "not immune from this added expense burden."

Smith & Nephew, which is based in London and has a global reach, employs "more than 11,000 [people] in 90 countries," according to the Washington Times.

The company is not the first to blame Obamacare for layoffs and other cuts in spending.

In November, The Huffington Post reported that a Georgia man who identified himself as a small business owner said "he fired some employees and cut hours for others" because of the president's reelection and his "Obamacare mandate."

Also in November, Fox News reported that Stryker, a global manufacturer of medical devices and equipment, had announced that it was cutting 1,170 jobs in anticipation of the health care law and the medical device excise tax.

 

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Another part of the Obama care fiasco is NEW Medical Device tax.  This is a FEDERAL excise tax on the sale or service of medical devices.

 

For me, this now means I have to collect an additional 2.3% FEDERAL tax on EVERY repair I perform REGARDLESS of whether my customers have been or are tax exempt in the traditional way.

 

Nearly all of my customers with the exception of small clinics and doc’s offices were tax exempt which meant I didn’t have to deal with collecting, reporting, or turning over state sales tax when making sales to these customers.

 

Now I am being forced to collect 2.3% of the sale in a FEDERAL tax which needs to be collected, reported and turned over to the federal government.

 

What this means is that EVERY medical device sold or serviced after December 31, 2012 will be charged an additional 2.3% as this federal tax is imposed.

 

So EVERY medical device which a hospital or doctor purchases after 2012 regardless of whether it is a disposable or reusable device will cost the purchaser an additional 2.3% which they have never had to pay before.

 

This is another example of how Obama care is supposed to be saving us money!

 

Not only will any service I perform for my customers cost them 2.3% more, which they HAVE to pass along to YOU as a patient, but I will also have to take additional time for my staff to deal with the collecting reporting and turning over of these funds to the government.  That in itself will certainly have to drive the costs of my service up.

 

So maybe now you can see that Obama care which is officially called The Affordable Care Act is quickly getting Unaffordable for many Americans.

 

The only ones who will benefit from this are the Illegals who they now want to grant instant amnesty to and give them a fast track to citizenship.

 

What ever happened to the America I was born into?

 

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Obama Care Action T4 
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Health-Care Premiums Expected to Soar, Insurers Warn

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Employers Caught Off Guard by 'Unfair' Health-Care Fee



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What’s in Obamacare, part 6:

Federal Government access to Individual Finances

 

H.R. 3590 gives the federal government specific access to individual bank accounts and medical records as provided by that individuals health plan.  The government may monitor an individuals finances and medical records electronically, for the purposes of determining an individuals eligibility for certain programs under the bill.  They may also monitor an individuals finances and medical records to ascertain whether that individual has health insurance and is making regular premium payments to an approved health insurance plan; this will allow the federal government to determine each individuals financial responsibilities with respect to penalties and fees prior to or at the point of care

as outlined in the bill.  This clause also gives the government the ability to transfer funds electronically to or from an individuals bank account for the purposes of debiting his/her account for fees and penalties.

The stated purpose of this clause is “to reduce the clerical burden on patients, health care providers, and health plans.”

Quick note for those of you who say “the government already had access to our bank accounts.”  That’s true, but it was previously required that they obtain a court order to access any individuals personal finances.  This bill provides them free reign to do so whenever they please.

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(Date Posted:05/06/2013 8:51 AM)


Obamacare Enrollment: Will Enough People Sign Up?


By David Morgan

WASHINGTON, May 5 (Reuters) - Healthcare reform should be the signature Democratic achievement of President Barack Obama's presidency.

But with "Obamacare" five months from show time, Democrats are worried about whether enough Americans will sign up to make the sweeping healthcare overhaul a success - and what failure might mean for Congress heading into the 2016 presidential race.

Some of the law's main advocates fear that not enough of America's 49 million uninsured will know about health coverage offered in their own states. Even if they do, new insurance plans may not be attractive to young, healthy consumers needed to offset an expected influx of older and sicker patients.

Only a handful of states are beginning campaigns to promote the online health insurance marketplaces created by the law. Known as exchanges, the markets will offer private coverage at federally subsidized rates to individuals and families with low-to-moderate incomes, with enrollment set to begin Oct. 1.

The federal government has kept quiet about its promotion plans, which are expected to begin in earnest over the summer.

While Obama and his administration say they are working nonstop on reform, analysts believe a poor performance could make the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act a big enough campaign issue in 2014 to jeopardize Democratic control of the Senate - particularly if insurance costs rise sharply.

"There is reason to be very concerned about what's going to happen with young people. If their (insurance) premiums shoot up, I can tell you, that is going to wash into the United States Senate in a hurry," said Senator Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat.

Some Democrats are frustrated about the lack of details surrounding administration plans to promote the exchanges.

Senator Max Baucus, a chief architect of the reform law, said federal outreach efforts deserve a failing grade so far and could be heading for a "huge train wreck." He criticized Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for the scant information her department has provided.


FUNDING EMBARGO

"Why in late April can't they show us any of what they've got planned? The rollout plan should already be in existence," an exasperated Democratic Senate aide said separately.

The law is expected to cover 15 million Americans next year through the exchanges and an expansion of Medicaid. The overall number is forecast to jump to 38 million by 2022.

Reform is facing challenges on several fronts. Big insurers appear wary of participating, raising questions about how competitive the exchanges will be. Businesses are mounting a new legal effort to stop the use of federal subsidies in exchanges run by Washington. And most states have balked at the exchanges and the Medicaid expansion.

Meanwhile, the enrollment effort is under threat from months of delay, a congressional Republican embargo on new funding and worries about how affordable the new plans will be, according to analysts, lawmakers, congressional aides and former officials.

"I don't see how what they're planning to do is going to be adequate. The resources are too limited, the (law's) penalties are too weak and elite opposition in much of the country will undermine" enrollment, said Paul Starr, a Princeton professor and former health adviser to President Bill Clinton.

Add to that the challenge of reaching a public that is highly skeptical and often misinformed about the most complex social legislation since Medicare and Medicaid in the mid-1960s.

A Kaiser Family Foundation poll found that 77 percent of Americans know little or nothing about exchanges, while 40 percent erroneously think reforms create a government panel to make end-of-life decisions for people on Medicare.

An April survey of 1,003 people by HealthPocket, an online company that helps consumers find insurance, also found that the law's penalty for not buying coverage would not induce most 25-to-34-year-olds or 18-to-24-year-olds to purchase it.  Shouldn't that read 18-34 year olds?
 

GLITCHES AND BUMPS

Obama this week defended the pace of implementation, telling reporters that the government was working hard to "make sure that we're hitting all the deadlines and the benchmarks" even with the challenge of building the new online exchanges.  Has this president ever admitted things he is trying to do or things he has done are not going according to plan?  It's all good, just drink the kool-aide!

"That's still a big, complicated piece of business," Obama said, adding the task was made harder by a dedicated Republican opposition still determined to block the law's implementation.  If it doesn't work out we'll just blame it on those pesky republicans.  You know the ones who believe in the CONSTITUTION and think this healthcare reform forcing people to buy in is unconstitutional.  Those same Republicans that are against socialism. 

"Even if we do everything perfectly, there'll still be, you know, glitches and bumps," he said.

The administration is building exchanges in 33 states that are unwilling or unable to do so on their own, and has limited funds for marketing. The remaining 17 states are building their own and have received sizable budgets for outreach.

Among states taking the lead, Vermont has launched radio advertising to raise public awareness. Colorado begins its public outreach this month, while California, Maryland and the District of Columbia will hold off until later in the year.

For the federal exchanges, HHS has a contract worth at least $8 million with public relations firm Weber Shandwick and $54 million to train and pay "navigators," or counselors who will help consumers choose a health plan. It also has a $28 million contract with General Dynamics to set up a call center and will make its Healthcare.gov website consumer-oriented.

The administration is seeking help from major U.S. insurance providers to market aggressively to consumers on the federally run exchanges and help convince healthy citizens between 26 to 45 to pay for insurance instead of a first-year penalty amounting to $95 per person or 1 percent of household income.


BLOWING UP

But reform advocates worry that the HHS budget is too small and the spigot for new funding from Congress is shut off by partisan politics. The "navigator" program allocates just $600,000 each for 13 states including Delaware, Iowa, Kansas and New Hampshire.

"There's a limited amount of money that should be increased. But that's subject to appropriations and Congress is not likely to appropriate additional money," said Ron Pollack of the advocacy group Families USA. "It's going to require a very robust effort in the private sector."

Analysts say reform could be as big an issue in next year's congressional midterm elections as it was in 2010, when dislike for the law among senior citizens helped install a Republican majority in the House of Representatives. This time, failed implementation could end Democratic hopes of recapturing the House and leave enough Senate Democrats vulnerable to give Republicans an edge in that chamber.

"We have to see how bad it is. This issue blowing up on Democrats would make the Republicans' job a lot easier," said Jennifer Duffy of the Cook Political Report.

But Democrats believe implementation will also provide favorable coverage of deserving individuals and families finally being able to secure adequate and affordable health coverage after a long sojourn through the current marketplace.

There has been encouraging news for consumers. Vermont says 2014 premium rates will save money for residents. A family of four with an annual income of $75,000 would pay less than $600 per month for coverage with a federal subsidy, versus $900 for the cheapest small group plan available today.  That $600 per month works out to 10% of that families income BEFORE taxes!  Think about that when you consider that family is already paying 40% of their income in exsisting taxes.
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RE:Obama Care
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Health Care Reforms Penalize Native Americans

SAN FRANCISCO — When Liz DeRouen needs any kind of health care services, from diabetes counseling to a dental cleaning, she checks into a government-funded clinic in Northern California's wine country that covers all her medical needs.

Her care and the medical services for her children and grandchildren are paid for as part of the government's treaty obligations to American Indian tribes dating back nearly a century. But under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, DeRouen and tens of thousands of others who identify as Native American will face a new reality.

They will have to buy their own health insurance policies or pay a $695 fine from the Internal Revenue Service unless they can prove that they are "Indian enough" to claim one of the few exemptions allowed under the Affordable Care Act's mandate that all Americans carry insurance.

"I'm no less Indian than I was yesterday, and just because the definition of who is Indian got changed in the law doesn't mean that it's fair for people to be penalized," said DeRouen, a former tribal administrator for the Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians who lost her membership amid a leadership dispute in 2009. "If I suddenly have to pay for my own health insurance to avoid the fine, I won't be able to afford it."

The Affordable Care Act takes a narrow view of who is considered American Indian and can avoid the tax penalty, which will reach a minimum of $695 when fully phased in. It limits the definition to those who can document their membership in one of about 560 tribes recognized by the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Yet more than 100 tribes nationwide are recognized only by states and not the federal government. Many tribes do not allow their members to enroll before they are 18, meaning some school-age children whose parents are American Indian might not be considered "Indian" under the definition in the act.

Other tribal governments have complicated blood-quantum requirements or rules that all members must live on the reservation, even though nearly two-thirds of American Indians and Alaska Natives now live in metropolitan areas, partly a legacy of federal relocation and adoption programs.

The definition of Indian in the Affordable Care Act is roiling emotions on reservations and in native enclaves across the country, but U.S. Department of Health and Human Services spokeswoman Erin Shields said the agency is powerless to change it without an act of Congress.

The problem is so new that the federal government is still seeking to establish how many people might be affected, although Indian health advocacy groups estimate it could be up to 480,000.

In California alone, about 21,000 people who currently receive free health care through Indian clinics are not recognized as Native American by the federal government and would have to pay the penalty, according to the nonprofit California Rural Indian Health Board.

"We have and will continue to encourage a robust dialogue with American Indian and Alaska Native communities about this matter, and welcome their input and ideas for solutions," Shields said in a statement to The Associated Press. "Under the law, it would require a legislative rather than regulatory change to address this matter. And as we consider approaches to the best possible solution, we are eager to work with Congress."

The IRS is working with the definition but has not yet decided how the agency will verify who qualifies as Indian or assess the penalty on tax returns, agency spokesman Eric Smith said. The IRS and U.S. Treasury have scheduled a May 29 public hearing on their proposed rules establishing who qualifies for an exemption from the insurance coverage requirement.

Republican Rep. Tom Cole, a member of the Chickasaw Nation in Oklahoma and one of just two federal legislators who are members of a federally recognized tribe, said he was aware of the concerns and would ensure that care for native people was not compromised as the health overhaul rolls out. He declined to comment about whether he would sponsor a bill to address the issue.

"This could lead to some tribal citizens being required to purchase insurance or face penalties even though they are covered by IHS," he said in a statement to The Associated Press, referring to the federal Indian Health Service. "I am watching the situation closely to ensure that those individuals already benefiting from care through IHS continue to receive it."

The 2010 Census found that nearly one-third of the 6.2 million people who self-identify as American Indian or Alaska Native lack health insurance and that 28 percent live in poverty.

The Indian Health Service, a division of U.S. Health and Human Services, oversees a network of clinics that are required to serve all patients of Indian ancestry, even if they cannot document their federal tribal status.

One of those is the clinic in Santa Rosa, north of San Francisco, where DeRouen, 49, has been seen since she was a little girl. Molin Malicay, who directs the Sonoma County Indian Health Project, estimates DeRouen is among roughly 2,000 of his patients who would face the penalty.

"In the clinics in Central and Northern California, we see many of us Indians who are not considered Indians in the eyes of the federal government because the government itself terminated their tribes," Malicay said. "We're trying to get some of these people covered for care under Medicaid, but there is still so much confusion in the pamphlets and videos about who is Indian (that) it makes it hard to give advice."

Several members of the main tribal advisory group to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said in a recent conference call with the agency that the definition contained in the Affordable Care Act raises concerns that the U.S. could renege on its obligation to provide all people of Indian ancestry with free health care. Budget cuts already are set to reduce basic federal health programs for Indians by up to 8 percent.

Some tribal elders who favor tighter restrictions on who gets to identify as Native American see it another way.

Mychal Eaglefeathers, a 34-year-old member of the Northern Cheyenne Nation in southeastern Montana, said several elders he spoke with believe that allowing only members of federally recognized tribes to avoid the individual insurance mandate was a positive step, especially as the already strapped Indian Health Service clinics are forced to slash services.

"Especially the elders I've talked to say as long as you're recognized, fine. But if you're not federally recognized, people shouldn't get nothing," he said.

Valerie Davidson, a senior director at the Anchorage-based Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, estimates that about one-third of the 140,000 Alaska Native population would have to pay the health care penalty. That includes her nieces and nephews from the largely Yup'ik Eskimo region, comprised of tiny villages only accessible by plane or boat.

She raises the possibility that native people would have to get extra documentation to prove they qualify. People have historically been able to use their federal tribal blood-quantum cards to get IHS health services, but that alone is no longer enough to qualify for the tax exemption under the Affordable Care Act, she said.

In addition, many Alaska Natives who were born after December 1971 are prohibited from enrolling in their families' tribal corporations, even if all four grandparents are Alaska Native, she added.

"Are America's first people really being forced yet again to prove our Indian-ness?" she said through tears on a recent conference call with federal agencies. "Every single day in our own communities we have to fight to demonstrate that we are still here, that we do still exist. We should be believed that what your parents and grandparents say you are, you are."

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Dhimmitude

The word "Dhimmitude" is found in the new health care bill;
so what does it mean?

Thought this was interesting and worth passing on.

Obama used it in the health care bill.
Now isn't this interesting?
It is also included in the health care law.

Dhimmitude -- I had never heard the word until now. Type it into
Google and start reading. Pretty interesting. It's on page 107 of the healthcare bill. I looked this up on Google and yep, it exists.. It is a REAL word.

Dhimmitudeis the Muslim system of controlling non-Muslim populations conquered through jihad (Holy War). Specifically, it is the TAXING of non-Muslims in exchange for tolerating their presence AND as a coercive means of converting conquered remnants to Islam.

ObamaCare allows the establishment of
Dhimmitudeand Sharia Muslim diktat in the United States . Muslims are specifically exempted from the government mandate to purchase insurance, and also from the penalty tax for being uninsured. Islam considers insurance to be "gambling", "risk-taking", and "usury" and is thus banned. Muslims are specifically
granted exemption based on this.


How convenient. So I, as a Christian, will have crippling IRS liens placed against all of my assets, including real estate, cattle, and even accounts receivable, and will face hard prison time because I refuse to buy insurance or pay the penalty tax. Meanwhile, Louis Farrakhan will have no such penalty and will have 100% of his health insurance needs paid for by the de facto government insurance. Non-Muslims will be paying a tax to subsidize Muslims. This is
Dhimmitude.
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Delta Airlines warns ObamaCare will drive $100 million spike in health care costs

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Delta Air Lines has issued an urgent warning about the impact of ObamaCare, claiming the law's implementation will contribute to a roughly $100 million increase in health care costs next year alone. 

The astonishing figure was included in a letter from Delta executive Robert Kight to officials in the Obama administration. The website RedState.com was the first to obtain and publish the letter earlier this week. 

A representative with Delta confirmed the authenticity of the letter to FoxNews.com. 

"Like many large companies, Delta faces significantly increased healthcare costs in 2014 and beyond," the company said in a statement on Friday. "Delta will absorb the vast majority of those increased costs so that we can continue providing a high value, high quality health plan. Consistent with our culture, Delta will always keep the best interests of our people in mind in connection with the healthcare and other benefits we provide." 

In the original letter, Kight disputes the notion that the law -- the biggest parts of which take effect at the start of 2014 -- will mean "business as usual" for big employers. A combination of factors, he claimed, will "mean that the cost of providing health care to our employees will increase by nearly $100,000,000 next year." 

Part of that is normal medical inflation and the phase-out of an assistance program tied to the health care law. But a large chunk of it, the exec claimed, comes from various fees and costs associated with the implementation of the health care law. 

One of the costly items pertains to an annual fee of $63 per "covered participant" next year. The company estimates this means a more than $10 million expense in 2014. The catch for Delta is that, because many of their employees insure through Delta, the fee meant to help subsidize the health care law's coverage amounts to a "direct subsidy" from the company that provides "zero direct benefit to our participants," Kight said. 

Another added cost comes from the requirement to cover children and young adults on parents' plans until they're 26 years old. Kight reports that the change led to 8,000 more people being added to their rolls, at an annual cost of $14 million. 

Further, the individual mandate -- or the requirement on individuals to obtain health insurance -- is expected to drive more people into the company plan and drive up their costs by another $14 million. 

The letter, which was dated June 13, is among the latest warnings to emerge about the looming costs to businesses from the health care law. 

The administration and other supporters of the law argue that it will expand coverage to millions, and use subsidies to help those in need purchase insurance. 

But in the process, employers claim they are being forced to change or downsize policies, and reduce worker hours. The latter change is being made because a provision in the law, eventually, will mandate insurance coverage for employees working 30 or more hours -- some are trimming their staff to avoid crossing that threshold. 

Southern Illinois University was the latest to move in that direction, reportedly by limiting the workload of graduate assistants. 

Other employers like UPS this week announced that they were planning to end coverage of workers' spouses in part over concern about ObamaCare-tied costs.

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Rep. Randy Neugebauer, R-Texas, stands beside a towering stack of Obamacare regulations
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Peter Bensen, McDonald's chief financial officer, said last year that Obamacare will cost the company and its franchisees $140 million to $420 million per year.

 

John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods, told NPR in January that Obamacare is "like fascism."

 

John Schnatter, CEO of Papa John's, said in August that Obamacare will cost the company $0.11 to $0.14 per pizza.

 

David Overton, CEO of the Cheesecake Factory, told CBS in December that Obamacare "will be very costly" and "most people will have to [raise prices] or cheapen their product" in response.

 

Boeing lobbied unsuccessfully against a new Obamacare fee, according to the Wall Street Journal. And it is generally concerned about Obamacare's costs.

"Boeing agrees with the intent of the Affordability Care Act – to provide increased access to coverage, to improve quality, and in the long run, to help manage the overall cost of the health care system," Boeing spokesman Joseph Tedino said in a statement provided to The Huffington Post in March. "However, while the details and implications of the ACA continue to emerge, the net financial impact to Boeing since the inception of law and for the foreseeable future is negative."

 

Andrew Puzder, CEO of CKE, told Bloomberg Businessweek last year that he plans to respond to Obamacare by selling cheaper meats and hiring more part-time workers. He also told Newsmax he plans to build fewer restaurants in response.

 

Jimmy John's CEO Jimmy John Liautaud told Fox News last year that he plans to cut his workers' hours in order to avoid having to offer them health insurance under Obamacare. "We have to bring them down to 28 hours [per week]," he said. "There's no other way we can survive it."

 

Taco Bell and Wendy’s are demoting many full-time workers to part-time work

 

Stark State College in Ohio sent a letter to faculty saying that “to avoid penalties under the Affordable Care Act . . . employees with part-time or adjunct status will not be assigned more than an average of 29 hours per week.”Peter Bensen, McDonald's chief financial officer, said on a conference call last year that Obamacare will cost the company and its franchisees $140 million to $420 million per year.

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Obamacare endangers Obamacare

The best thing opponents of Obamacare have going for them is Obamacare. The implementation glitches and the ensuing delays have created a perverse system: Individuals must purchase insurance with no out-of-pocket cost cap while employers are under no obligation to provide insurance. Aside from the gross unfairness and the difficulty in rolling out the plans (e.g. exchanges aren’t set up, there is no guarantee personal information will be protected, the centrality of a corrupted IRS) Obamacare’s debut is bringing home several unpleasant realities.

 

First, as Yuval Levin points out:

 In January, a study by Kurt Giesa and Chris Carlson in the magazine of the American Academy of Actuaries estimated that 80 percent of Americans below the age of 30 in the individual market would find themselves with higher premiums next year than this year, even after subsidies. Early data from the states suggest this estimate may not be far off the mark. . . .The young and healthy are expected to enable that system to function in two ways: They will pay significantly higher rates than they do now, and more of them will buy coverage. But there is an obvious contradiction between these two expectations. If the cost of something goes up, why would more people buy it?

Obamacare’s promise of universal, affordable health-care insurance is illusory; it will be neither universal nor affordable.

Second, young and healthy voters will be getting a raw deal and they know it. If they behave rationally and take up Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts offer — don’t insure and just pay the tax — the system will collapse. The pool of covered people in the exchanges will be older (although Medicare remains in place for those 65 years and over) and sicker, the costs will increase, and the alternative will be to squeeze care (i.e. ration) or hugely increase taxes. Levin sums up: “Its mistreatment of the young and healthy is therefore actually a huge problem for the law, and points to the core of the new system’s economic irrationality, or rather to its failure to contend with how people understand their economic options.”

The other adverse consequences (stifling medical device companies, over-pricing the cost of labor, increases in part-time work) will also be felt as Obamacare works its will on the economy by taxes, mandates and more taxes.

It is a misnomer then to call the problems ones of “implementation.” Even if states get their exchanges up and even if the government prevails in laws challenging the obligations of religious-based employers and even if the exchanges manage to secure personal data, the underlying assumptions on which Obamacare rests — young and healthy people can be corralled into the system to subsidize old and sick people is illogical. If you are under 26 years old then you likely stay on your parents’ plan. If you’re over 26 and are making little income you probably qualify for expanded Medicaid insurance. And if you are over 26 and have an income but no employer-based coverage you probably pay the fine and sign up for subsidized care when and if you get very ill or seriously injured. Besides all that, you’d still have the impact on hiring and the part-time work boom.

Republicans should stop diverting attention from these real problems for Democrats too an unpopular stance for Republicans (shutting down the government). They must make Democrats own the Obamacare debacle and make the case to voters that they should be fired for foisting and then refusing to delay or modify the deeply flawed plan.

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52 reasons Obamacare can't work

Obama's signature law falling apart on multiple fronts

WASHINGTON – Rod Coons and Florence Peace, a healthy couple in Indianapolis, spend only $500 every year on medical care and say their current health plan works well for them – but Obamacare will soon strip them of that contentment, forcing them to pay soaring rates and accept inferior care because their existing plan isn’t “government approved.”

And they aren’t alone.

Many Americans don’t realize their health plans won’t meet Obamacare standards next year, experts warn.

Abbey Bruce, a nursing assistant who works a second job cleaning, learned she will now pay a sharply higher deductible, because of Obamacare’s so-called Cadillac tax, which penalizes companies that offer high-end health care plans to employees.

The problems don’t end there. Now that America is finding out what’s in President Obama’s signature legislation, dozens upon dozens of severe problems, failures and unworkable plans are coming to light. And now, polls show most Americans are beginning to suffer both sticker shock and buyer’s remorse.

The controversial, 10,000-page law is now literally falling apart on dozens of different fronts, as a comprehensive WND review has revealed.

Obama promised his health plan would improve coverage, lower premiums by $2,500 per family and allow Americans to keep their doctors and health plans, but a crushing mountain of evidence is indicating otherwise.

Given the more than 50 major problems WND has documented, all of President Obama’s promises appear either highly in question or unlikely to happen, more than three years after his Affordable Care Act was signed into law March 23, 2010.

The most recent glitch is a significant one: The administration’s decision to delay the caps on out-of-pocket expenses is a large part of what is supposed to make the Affordable Care Act affordable. No caps on out-of-pocket expenses means insurance customers will have to pay more for co-payments and deductibles and insurance companies will be required to pay less.

This setback to Obamacare is merely the latest in what has become a long and staggering list of failures or impending failures – including the most important promises affecting cost and coverage. Some of the most striking Obamacare problems are:

  • no guarantee Americans will keep their doctors,
  • Americans may lose their health plans,
  • worsening health care,
  • higher premiums,
  • higher taxes,
  • budget deficit increase,
  • hiring freezes,
  • slashed workers’ hours,
  • killing existing jobs,
  • killing new jobs,
  • jobs already killed,
  • 1,200 business waivers,
  • higher Medicare costs,
  • seniors may lose Medicare,
  • most Americans don’t want it.

The list of Obamacare failures, problems and setbacks is growing at a faster pace as Obamacare approaches its implementation deadline of Jan. 1, 2014:

1) Americans may lose their doctors: The president promised, “No matter what you’ve heard, if you like your doctor or health care plan, you can keep them.” However, that promise is not necessarily true, according to his own Department of Human Health and Services. HHS recently posted the answer to this question on Healthcare.gov: “Depending on the plan you choose in the Marketplace, you may be able to keep your current doctor.”

The government explains, “Most health insurance plans offered in the Marketplace have networks of hospitals, doctors, specialists, pharmacies, and other health care providers. Networks include health care providers that the plan contracts with to take care of the plan’s members. Depending on the type of policy you buy, care may be covered only when you get it from a network provider.”

2) Americans may lose their health plans: Obama promised “you can keep your health plan,” but customers with high deductibles are now discovering their insurance plans do not qualify as “government approved” under Obamacare, so they will be required to change plans. A fact-check review by even the left-leaning Politifact.com found Obama’s promise only “half true” and difficult to predict, due to continuing uncertainties in the implementation of Obamacare.

3) Worsening health care: The New York Times reports as many as 75 percent of health plans will be affected by the so-called “Cadillac tax” on what the administration labels high-end plans. A health-care expert warned consumers should expect their plan is going to be more expensive and they will have fewer benefits. The Times predicts those patients can expect to visit clinics instead of doctors for prescriptions or blood-pressure checks; programs, rather than doctors, to manage such chronic conditions as diabetes; and a health screening to determine one’s odds of developing a costly health condition.

4) Higher premiums: Although Obama claimed his program “would save the average family $2,500 on their premiums,” a Wall Street Journal study revealed premiums for healthy people could actually double, or even triple.

5) Higher taxes: The Heritage Foundation found 20 new or increased taxes in Obamacare, including taxes on investment income, Medicare payroll, the individual and employer mandates, insurance companies, insurance plans, innovator drug companies, medical device manufacturers, medical bills, flexible spending accounts for special-needs children, over-the-counter medicines, parts of Medicare D, Blue Cross/Blue Shield deductions and charitable hospitals.

6) Budget deficit increase: The GAO reports Obamacare will increase the long-term federal deficit by $6.2 trillion.

7) Hiring freezes: A Gallup poll found more than 40 percent of small businesses have frozen hiring because of Obamacare.

8) Slashed workers’ hours: A survey by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce found half of small businesses affected by Obamacare plan to either replace their current full-time workers with part-timers or cut their workers’ hours because of the law’s requirements.

9) Killing existing jobs: The same survey found 24 percent of small businesses plan to cut staff to less than 50 to avoid paying penalties for not providing health insurance.

10) Killing new jobs: One-third of employers cited the uncertainty of Obamacare’s costs and regulations as the biggest obstacle to hiring more workers. New taxes could kill tens of thousands of jobs, possibly causing more layoffs. The employer mandate, once implemented, will be a disincentive for businesses to hire more than 49 full-time workers if the businesses can’t pay for health insurance.

11) Jobs already killed: Layoffs at a south-side Chicago hospital, a Wisconsin health care company, a Pennsylvania community college and cities in Ohio and Pennsylvania have already been attributed to Obamacare.

12) More than 1,200 business waivers: HHS acknowledged issuing businesses more than 1,200 waivers from parts of Obamacare by January 2012. After that, the department stopped updating the total number of waivers because of monthly ridicule from the GOP. Instead, HHS stopped accepting applications for one-year waivers and simply granted or denied waivers through the end of the year.

13) Higher Medicare costs: A Heritage Foundation analysis found Obamacare will force seniors to suffer higher out-of-pocket expenses over the next five years. Payments will be reduced to hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and home health-care agencies.

14) Seniors may lose Medicare: Another Heritage Foundation study determined, “Many seniors will experience a reduction in their Medicare Advantage benefits or even a loss of their existing plan.”

15) Americans reject Obamacare: A CBS News poll found 54 percent of Americans disapprove of the health-care law. More Americans than ever, 39 percent, want it repealed.

16) Fewer insurance companies: Businesses providing health insurance dropped from 59 percent to 52 percent from 2000 to 2011.

17) Fewer insurance choices: Two major health care providers, United Healthcare and Aetna, stopped providing coverage in California because of Obamacare’s requirements.

18) Basic health plan delayed: The administration postponed until after the 2014 election the health program for low-to-moderate income people who don’t qualify for expanded Medicaid.

19) Early retiree program broke: A plan intended to insure early retirees between ages 55 and 65, and their dependents, until government-run exchanges are in place quickly ran out of money. HHS stopped accepting new applications in May 2011. By December 2011, the program had spent its $5 billion budget and stopped paying any claims two years before it was supposed to end.

20) High-risk pools failing: The administration cut payments to doctors and hospitals before it ran out of money to fund the pre-existing condition insurance plan for people with cancer, heart disease and other serious conditions. HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius simply announced “health care facilities and providers will get paid less” for providing the same services.

21) Insurance co-ops failing: The Inspector General for HHS reported most of the 24 health care cop-ops created under Obamacare are in danger of running out of money before they even provide health insurance.

22) Uninsured children: Major health insurance companies, including Anthem Blue Cross and Aetna, decided to stop selling new policies for children rather than comply with the law now forbidding them from rejecting children with pre-existing medical conditions. Insurers say the law could create large and unexpected costs.

23) Union opposition: The leaders of three major U.S. unions (including the Teamsters), which strongly supported Obamacare, now warn Democratic leaders that unless the health-care law undergoes major changes, it will “destroy the very health and well-being of our members along with millions of other hardworking Americans.” It will also “destroy the foundation of the 40-hour work week that is the backbone of the American middle class.”

24) Patients expect worsening care: A Rasmussen poll finds 61 percent of Americans expect health care to get worse under Obamacare over the next two years.

25) Doctors expect worsening care: Many doctors fear they will be unable to continue private practice because of low reimbursement rates from Medicaid and Medicare and will end up working for a corporation hospital where the profits are distributed to shareholders. Doctors fear they will be punished in that system if they spend too much time with a patient or provide too much treatment.

26) Small business plan delayed: The administration delayed implementation of a program designed to provide affordable health insurance to small businesses, a program the New York Times called “a major selling point for the health-care legislation.”

27) Losing the mainstream media: NBC has discovered Obamacare will cause some people to lose income, others to lose their jobs and some to lose their insurance. Reporter Lisa Myers said they “spoke to almost 20 small businesses and other entities around the country. Almost all said because of the new law, they’d be cutting back hours for some employees” below 30 each week because they can’t afford to offer the health insurance mandated by Obamacare.

28) Death panels confirmed: Physician and former DNC Chairman Howard Dean wrote an editorial in July essentially confirming Sarah Palin’s contention that Obamcare will have a “death panel.” Palin was excoriated for her assertion by the administration and the mainstream media. PolitiFact.com even dubbed it 2009′s “Lie of the Year.” But Dean confirmed the Independent Payment Advisory Board, or IPAB, “is essentially a health-care rationing body” that will “be able to stop certain treatments its members do not favor by simply setting rates to levels where no doctor or hospital will perform them.” The rationing board will decide whether or not some patients get potentially life-saving treatments, which is basically how Palin described “death panel” in her 2009 Facebook post.

29) Growing Democratic Party opposition: Along with Howard Dean, 22 elected Democrats at the federal level now back the repeal of the Independent Payment Advisory Board. (The American Medical Association, the American Hospital Association and the pharmaceutical lobby also support repeal of the IPAB.) Four House Democrats were scolded by their own party after voting with Republicans to delay the individual and employer mandates.

30) Medicare cuts delayed: The administration is spending billions to postpone cuts to Medicare until after the 2014 election.

31) States resist Medicaid expansion: Following the Supreme Court’s ruling allowing states to opt out of Medicaid expansion, 24 states are moving toward expanding the program and usertype:1 tt= 0

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RE:Obama Care
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Here’s a quick checklist of the ten worst things in the law — in addition to the individual and Medicaid mandates:

1. Employer mandate. Most companies will have to provide and pay for expensive government-determined health insurance for their employees or face federal fines. 

2. Anti-conscience mandate. Religious organizations will be required to provide free sterilization, contraceptives, and abortion-inducing drugs to their employees, even if it violates their religious beliefs.

3. New and higher taxes.The law contains at least 20 new taxes totaling $500 billion that will hit medical innovators, health insurance, and even the sale of your home.

4. The Independent Payment Advisory Board. IPAB will still stand, with its rationing power over Medicare.

5. State exchanges. States will be compelled to set up vast new bureaucracies to check into our finances and families so they can hand out generous taxpayer subsidies for health insurance to families earning up to $90,000 a year.

6. Medicare payment cuts. $575 billion in payment reductions to Medicare providers and Medicare Advantage plans will cause more and more physicians to stop seeing Medicare patients, exacerbating access problems.

7. Higher health-care costs. The Kaiser Family Foundation says the average price of a family policy has risen by $2,200 during the Obama administration. The president promised premiums would be $2,500 lower by this year. Hospitals, doctors, businesses, and consumers all expect their taxes and health costs to rise under Obamacare.

8. Government control over doctor decisions.Value-based payments, quality reporting requirements, and government comparative-effectiveness boards will dictate how doctors practice medicine. Nearly half of all physicians are seriously considering leaving practice, leading to a severe doctor shortage.

9. Huge deficits. The CBO has raised its cost estimate for the law to $1.76 trillion over ten years, but that is only the opening bid as more and more people lose their job-based coverage and flood into taxpayer-subsidized insurance. At this rate, the cost will be $2 trillion, not the less than $1 trillion the president promised.

10. 159 new boards, agencies, and programs: The Obama administration will work quickly to set up as many of the law’s new bureaucracies as fast as it can so they can take root before the election.

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RE:Obama Care
(Date Posted:09/11/2013 5:48 PM)

Trader Joe's To Drop Health Coverage For Part-Time Workers Under Obamacare: Memo

After extending health care coverage to many of its part-time employees for years, Trader Joe's has told workers who log fewer than 30 hours a week that they will need to find insurance on the Obamacare exchanges next year, according to a confidential memo from the grocer's chief executive.

In the memo to staff dated Aug. 30, Trader Joe's CEO Dan Bane said the company will cut part-timers a check for $500 in January and help guide them toward finding a new plan under the Affordable Care Act. The company will continue to offer health coverage to workers who carry 30 hours or more on average.

The law mandates that companies with 50 employees or more offer coverage to such full-time employees, though the Obama administration has chosen to delay that rule for a year.

Trader Joe's has won kudos for offering its health care, dental and vision plans to part-time workers at a reasonable price -- a rarity in an industry known for low pay and scant benefits. But with low-wage workers eligible for tax subsidies to buy health insurance next year, the company has apparently calculated that offering medical coverage to part-timers who work 18 hours or more is no longer worth the cost.

"Depending on income you may earn outside of Trader Joe's" -- i.e., another job -- "we believe that with the $500 from Trader Joe's and the tax credits available under the ACA, many of you should be able to obtain health care coverage at very little if any net cost to you," Bane wrote in the memo.

The company told HuffPost it would not confirm or deny the existence of the memo. In a statement, a spokeswoman said, "We have made some changes to our healthcare coverage that we believe will be a benefit to all Crew Members working in our stores. We are committed to providing all our Crew Members with benefits that are among the best in our industry."

Many retailers do offer part-time employees health care coverage, but at prohibitively expensive rates that swallow much of a worker's paycheck. Trader Joe's wouldn't comment on how high the premiums are for its part-time employees or how much of its part-time workforce opts for the plan.

A current Trader Joe's worker described the coverage she'll likely lose as "one of the best parts about the job." (The employee requested anonymity since she isn't authorized to speak to the media.) She said she pays only $35 per paycheck, or $70 per month, for a plan that generally covers 80 percent of her medical costs, carries a reasonable $500 deductible and includes prescription drug coverage.

"There are several folks I work with who are there for the insurance as much as anything, mostly folks with young families," she said. "I can say that when I opened and read the letter yesterday my reaction was pure panic, followed quickly by anger."

The employee said she averages about 28 hours per week and worries she won't make the cutoff for company-based coverage. Whether workers hit the 30-hour threshold and become eligible for the company plan will be determined by their work schedules over the course of the next three months, the memo explains. For those who may be on the cusp, the memo left little hope that they can pack in extra hours to meet the requirement.

"It is important to note ... we do not create our weekly schedules with healthcare eligibility in mind," Bane wrote. "Rather, we will continue to create weekly schedules that are solely focused on supporting the customer experience."

The worker, who took home less than $20,000 last year, might be able to find a similar plan at a comparable cost under Obamacare, judging from a subsidy calculator. But there's no guarantee, other than uncertainty.

"I still have so much anxiety over this, worrying will I have coverage, will it be equivalent, and how do I factor this into my budget," she said. "I'm a full-time student living alone. Everything in my budget is extremely tight. This is something that's throwing a wrench into everything."

While the stakes for workers aren't clear, the benefits to Trader Joe's under the new arrangement are obvious. The implementation of Obamacare provides an opportune moment for the company to get in line with less generous competitors, and the savings the company finds in dropping coverage for part-timers will almost certainly outstrip the $500 it will give employees to defray what they end up paying on the exchanges.

An earlier memo to staff in May sounded a rosier note on health coverage. Bane said the company had "made a decision to make minimal and only necessary changes to your costs" for health care until Obamacare regulations were finalized next year. He also noted that the company would give workers a 10 percent discount on their monthly coverage for the second half of the year.

He did, however, inform workers that corporate contributions to employee retirement accounts would be drastically scaled back, by a third for some and two-thirds for others. Bane argued that the company's "very generous" contribution rates had been too high for the industry.

"Whole Foods and Costco (two public companies) make retirement plan contributions that are significantly less than Trader Joe's," he wrote.

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Aetna Inc has decided not to sell insurance on New York's individual health insurance exchange, which is being created under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law, the fifth state where it has reversed course in recent weeks.

 

Aetna is the THIRD largest Insurance Company in the country.  They have decided NOT to offer their services in 5 states under the Affordable Car Act for one simple reason – They can’t make money at it if they are forced to accept high risk customers such as people with pre-existing conditions.  What does this say about how well the program is going to work and how much it will save the average consumer?

 

Many insurance companies have been steadily raising their rates and many of those rates are expected to skyrocket when the plan actually goes into full effect in order for the insurance companies to stay in business and turn a profit.  But Aetna, the third largest insurance company in the nation has determined that they can’t remain in business if they are forced to accept high risk customers regardless of the premium rates.

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Obamacare’s Secret Is Out

Timing is everything. And just as Congress’s focus seems to be drifting from Obamacare’s ravages on the economy, Americans are learning the reason this law’s implementation was postponed until after the presidential election.

That reason is becoming clear as person after person opens the mail. Insurance costs are going up. For many, not just going up—skyrocketing.

Ross, a married father of three small boys in Florida, tells us his insurance will be going up $525 per month. “I feel completely helpless,” he says.

Kevin, who also has three small boys, just found out his wife’s individual health insurance premium will be jumping from $79 per month to $311.82 per month.

“For whom exactly is the Affordable Care Act making care affordable?” asked Kevin, who lives in Alabama.

But this isn’t all. While people are receiving notices that their premiums are going up or perhaps their health plans are being discontinued, there’s a secret in Obamacare’s exchanges, too.

One of the reasons the Obamacare website has been so slow and glitchy? It requires people to enter personal information before they’re able to see insurance plan options. Health and Human Services does this so that if you’re eligible for a subsidy, you won’t see the true cost of your health plan.

Obamacare is laden with mandates that are driving up the cost of health insurance. And it didn’t stop with the original law. Federal bureaucrats are continuing to write more Obamacare regulations. One estimate is that these paper pushers have added 30 words of regulations for every word in the original law.

No small tweak to Obamacare can fix this. No small tweak can give relief to these hard-working dads who are supporting their families and getting the wind knocked out of them by hundreds of dollars in insurance hikes.

If Congress does anything less than defund Obamacare, it is turning its back on all of these suffering Americans.

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Remember the Messiah told us “if you like your current doctor, you can keep him.  If you like your current health care plan, you can keep it”.

 

Well.....

 

Thousands Of Americans See Their Health Plans Canceled

Kaiser Health News  |  By Anna Gorman and Julie Appleby Posted: 10/21/2013 5:07 pm EDT

Health plans are sending hundreds of thousands of cancellation letters to people who buy their own coverage, frustrating some consumers who want to keep what they have and forcing others to buy more costly policies.

The main reason insurers offer is that the policies fall short of what the Affordable Care Act requires starting Jan. 1. Most are ending policies sold after the law passed in March 2010. At least a few are cancelling plans sold to people with pre-existing medical conditions.

By all accounts, the new policies will offer consumers better coverage, in some cases, for comparable cost -- especially after the inclusion of federal subsidies for those who qualify. (all this means is that working people will be paying the health care costs of those people who already receive hand outs from the government.  All that will do is drive up the rates of those of us who are footing the bill)  The law requires policies sold in the individual market to cover 10 “essential” benefits, such as prescription drugs, mental health treatment and maternity care. In addition, insurers cannot reject people with medical problems or charge them higher prices. (which means they will automatically be charging EVERYONE higher prices to cover the lose they have to absorb by covering people with pre-exsisting conditions,and high risk) The policies must also cap consumers’ annual expenses at levels lower than many plans sold before the new rules.

But the cancellation notices, which began arriving in August, have shocked many consumers in light of President Barack Obama’s promise that people could keep their plans if they liked them.

“I don’t feel like I need to change, but I have to,” said Jeff Learned, a television editor in Los Angeles, who must find a new plan for his teenage daughter, who has a health condition that has required multiple surgeries.

An estimated 14 million people purchase their own coverage because they don’t get it through their jobs. Calls to insurers in several states showed that many have sent notices.

Florida Blue, for example, is terminating about 300,000 policies, about 80 percent of its individual policies in the state. Kaiser Permanente in California has sent notices to 160,000 people – about half of its individual business in the state. Insurer Highmark in Pittsburgh is dropping about 20 percent of its individual market customers, while Independence Blue Cross, the major insurer in Philadelphia, is dropping about 45 percent.

Some Policies Targeted

Both Independence and Highmark are cancelling so-called “guaranteed issue” policies, which had been sold to customers who had pre-existing medical conditions when they signed up. Policyholders with regular policies because they did not have health problems will be given an option to extend their coverage through next year.

Consumer advocates say such cancellations raise concerns that companies may be targeting their most costly enrollees.  (well duh!)

They may be “doing this as an opportunity to push their populations into the exchange and purge their systems” of policyholders they no longer want, said Jerry Flanagan, an attorney with the advocacy group Consumer Watchdog in California.  (What did you expect them to do?  Did you really think they would gladly accept that sort of financial punishment and risk?)

Insurers deny that, saying they are encouraging existing customers to re-enroll in their new (more expensive) plans.

“We continue to cover people with all types of health conditions,” said Highmark spokeswoman Kristin Ash.

She said some policyholders who may have faced limited coverage for their medical conditions will get new plans with “richer benefits” and the policies “in most cases, will be at a lower rate.”

Paula Sunshine, vice president of marketing with Independence, said the insurer hopes the cancelled policyholders will “choose Blue when they decide on a new plan.”

Higher Costs?

Some receiving cancellations say it looks like their costs will go up, despite studies projecting that about half of all enrollees will get income-based subsidies.

Kris Malean, 56, lives outside Seattle, and has a health policy that costs $390 a month with a $2,500 deductible and a $10,000 in potential out-of-pocket costs for such things as doctor visits, drug costs or hospital care.

As a replacement, Regence BlueShield is offering her a plan for $79 more a month with a deductible twice as large as what she pays now, but which limits her potential out-of-pocket costs to $6,250 a year, including the deductible.

“My impression was …there would be a lot more choice, driving some of the rates down,” said Malean, who does not believe she is eligible for a subsidy.

Regence spokeswoman Rachelle Cunningham said the new plans offer consumers broader benefits, which “in many cases translate into higher costs.”

“The arithmetic is inescapable,” said Patrick Johnston, chief executive officer of the California Association of Health Plans. Costs must be spread, so while some consumers will see their premiums drop, others will pay more -- “no matter what people in Washington say.”

Health insurance experts say new prices will vary and much depends on where a person lives, their age and the type of policy they decide to buy. Some, including young people and those with skimpy or high-deductible plans, may see an increase. Others, including those with health problems or who buy coverage with higher deductibles than they have now, may see lower premiums.

Blue Shield of California sent roughly 119,000 cancellation notices out in mid-September, about 60 percent of its individual business. About two-thirds of those policyholders will see rate increases in their new policies, said spokesman Steve Shivinsky.

Like other insurers, the Blue Shield letters let customers know they have to make a decision by Dec. 31 or they will automatically be enrolled in a recommended plan.

“There is going to be a certain amount of churn in the marketplace as people have to make their decisions,” Shivinsky said.

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This is funny and worth watching.

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(Date Posted:11/06/2013 10:19 AM)

Five states hold the key to ObamaCare’s success or failure…and more

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“I know that there are millions of Americans who are content with their health care coverage – they like their plan and they value their relationship with their doctor. And that means that no matter how we reform health care, we will keep this promise: If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. Period. If you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan. Period.”

Barack HUSSEIN Obama

LIAR…NOT only did Barack HUSSEIN Obama LIE to ‘We the People’ about being able to keep our current insurance policies and doctors we like, but he also LIED about ObamaCare’s true intentions and why only ‘certain states’ will actually see their rates lowered.

The fact is that insurance on the ObamaCare health exchanges will cost more than existing insurance except in five states projected to see lowered rates (see chart)…five ‘blue’ states…New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Colorado, and Rhode Island…and these five states are key to ObamaCare succeeding.

We all know young adults in the 25 to 34-year age bracket…’healthy’ young adults…are needed for ObamaCare to be successfully operational, because it will be these young people who will pick-up the costs for older Americans, those more likely to become ill. Simply, without them signing on ObamaCare will fail. And those five states…five states with some of the highest numbers in that critical 25 to 34 age group (1)…are the states where the lower monthly premiums will hopefully make ObamaCare attractive to them.

New York has 2,659,000 young adults between the ages of 25 and 34…New Jersey has 1,100,000…Ohio has 1,410,000 in that age group…Colorado has 726,000, and Rhode Island has 127,000 in that critical age group. And with seven million enrollees needed by March 1, 2014, if all those 25 to 34 year olds in those five states alone were to sign-up, that would give ObamaCare 6,022,000 enrollees…and even if just half in these five states signed-up, ObamaCare would be almost half way to success.

Five states chosen for lower policy rates…five states chosen perhaps because they all have a higher number of women than men…chosen so Obama could use his self-fabricated ‘supposed’ Republican ‘War on Women’ to his advantage by playing on women’s sympathies and emotions with issues like motherhood and abortion…

And with the issue of single-parent households…households for the most part headed by women…the very households that most likely cannot currently afford private insurance. New York, New Jersey, and Colorado have 30% of all its children in single-family households, Ohio has 37%, and Rhode Island has 40% of all its children in a single-family household. And while other states (Mississippi for example) might have more single-family households percentage wise, these states (except for Rhode Island of course) have higher population numbers that translate into higher sign-up numbers…numbers that also translate into the all important Democratic voter turnout numbers.

Did Obama have premium numbers manipulated downward in these five states with mostly women heading single-parent households to play on their emotions and in debt them to ObamaCare for now insuring their children…for giving their children well-visits and immunizations for free…would their thank-you be unwavering partisan support…just something to consider.

Also, ObamaCare covers both Planned Parenthood and abortion. ObamaCare requires premium payers to be assessed an abortion surcharge every month to pay for abortions, and stipulates…in very small easily overlooked print…that the surcharge be minimally disclosed only at the time of enrollment…meaning many signing onto ObamaCare in good faith…especially vehemently anti-abortion Catholics and Christians…might NOT realize they’re paying for the very abortions they are morally opposed to until it is too late to do anything about it.

And guess which state has the most abortions in the Unites States…that honor…or should I say dishonor…goes to New York (with an astounding 119,996 legal abortions in 2010 and with 41% [88,000] of all New York City pregnancies ending in abortion in 2011(2)…followed by New Jersey. Ohio and Colorado are also in the top 15 states for abortions as well. And these again are four of the five states with projected lower premium costs…making ObamaCare attractive to today’s more’ ‘liberal-minded, anything goes’ young woman.

Reeling in women in the five states with lower premiums…hmmmm…

And we all know that blacks (I refuse to use the term African-American because I do NOT believe in any hyphenated Americans) are Barack HUSSEIN Obama’s core group of supporters for ObamaCare. That is just a fact…NOTHING racist about it or intended. And guess which state has the highest number of blacks in the United States…none other than New York. New York…one of the five states with projected lower insurance costs because of ObamaCare…and let’s be honest here…New York has the largest number of the very people Obama crafted ObamaCare for. And with blacks in New York comprising 15.8% (3,073,800) of New York’s total population as per the 2010 Census…blacks will sign onto ObamaCare (or more likely Medicaid) in high numbers with the lower premiums as a major draw and with ObamaCare provided subsidies if they cannot afford the payments.  And with them comes their loyalty to America’s ‘supposed’ first black president and his Democratic Party.

Also, while speaking of minorities let’s remember that Obama catered and pandered to the growing in numbers gay population during the 2012 election cycle. He gave them our military to be openly gay in…he gave them our public educational system by allowing the teaching of their ‘alternative lifestyle’…he gave them the right to marry as in the abomination known as ‘Gay Marriage’…and now he’s given them an incentive to sign onto ObamaCare with the dangling carrot of lower premiums in five states…five states having some of the highest number of gays living in them (3)…led off by New York with 3.8% of its total population of 19,378,102 (roughly 736,000) identifying as being gay…Ohio with 3.6% (roughly 415,000) out of 11,536,504 identifying as being gay…New Jersey with 3.7% (roughly 325,000) out of 8,791,894 identifying as being gay…Colorado having 3.2% (roughly 161,000) out of 5,029,196 identifying as gay…and with Rhode Island with 4.5% out of 1,052,567 (roughly 47,000) identifying as gay.

And when you add those numbers together you have roughly 1,684,000 people identifying as being gay in those five states alone…the five states projected to have lower premium rates than before ObamaCare.  In other words about 1/7 of the number needed by March 1, 2014 to assure ObamaCare’s viability can be garnered by the gay population within just five states. And you wonder why Obama so pandered to the gay minority during the 2012 election cycle…concentrating his propaganda in those five states knowing that their premium cost numbers could be manipulated downward when he needed the gay vote as his payback for catering and pandering to them.

Bottom line…policy cost numbers were indeed manipulated as needed because ObamaCare was NEVER about quality health care for all Americans, but has always been about garnering and amassing numbers loyal to the Democratic Party. Manipulating numbers to assure the most important outcome of all…the presidential election in 2016 and for presidential elections in years beyond… securing outcomes BEFORE the first vote is even cast. And voter fraud is NOT needed to do so as five blue states…the ONLY five states projected to see insurance premiums actually drop under ObamaCare…have enough electoral college votes to tip the 2016 presidential race into the Democratic win column in a close election.

With blue states New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Colorado, and Rhode Island being the only states projected to see a drop in insurance premiums because of ObamaCare…New York with its 29 electoral votes…New Jersey with its 14…Ohio with its 18…Colorado has 9 electoral votes…and adding in Rhode Island with its 6 votes…means all together these numbers equal a total of 76 electoral votes out of the needed 270 plus one votes needed to secure the 2016 presidency.  And again, ONLY these states are projected to see premium rate drops because of ObamaCare.

So now you know the true objective of ObamaCare…the securing of the presidency for the Democrats in 2016 to continue Obama’s so wanted ‘fundamental change’ of America…and doing it with what amounts to simple bribery. Barack HUSSEIN Obama and his cohorts need just five states to pull off the greatest scam ever perpetrated on the American people and are succeeding by merely manipulating numbers. And yes, other states do indeed have higher populations and percentage numbers of certain groups…states like California for example…but either they have NOT signed onto ObamaCare or their states will see HIGHER NOT LOWER policy premium rates because their populace appears NOT as gullible or enamored with Obama as that of those residing in those five states.

Simply put…the other states, besides these five, who have signed onto ObamaCare are actually being scammed for they are the ones who will foot the bill for the population in those five lower premium cost states…five states who’ve been ‘bribed’ by numbers manipulation to assure ObamaCare gets the sign-up numbers needed to help screw ‘We the People’ for generations to come.

And such is America’s health care system under Barack HUSSEIN Obama…sad isn’t it.

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ObamaCare is a raging SUCCESS! A little long, so don't read it at work - just share it and go back this evening and read it - Sad, but true.

Why Obamacare is a Success......by Wayne Allyn Root.

There are 2 major political parties in America. I’m a member of the naïve, stupid, and cowardly one. I’m a Republican.

How stupid is the GOP? They still don’t get it. I told them 5 years ago, 2 books ago, a national bestseller ago (“The Ultimate Obama Survival Guide”), and in hundreds of articles and commentaries, that Obamacare was never meant to help America, or heal the sick, or lower healthcare costs, or lower the debt, or expand the economy.

The GOP needs to stop calling Obamacare a “trainwreck.” That means it’s a mistake, or accident. That means it’s a gigantic flop, or failure. It’s NOT. This is a brilliant, cynical, and purposeful attempt to damage the U.S. economy, kill jobs, and bring down capitalism. It’s not a failure, it’s Obama’s grand success.

It’s not a “trainwreck,” Obamacare is a suicide attack. He wants to hurt us, to bring us to our knees, to capitulate- so we agree under duress to accept big government.

Obama’s hero and mentor was Saul Alinsky - a radical Marxist intent on destroying capitalism. Alinksky’s stated advice was to call the other guy “a terrorist” to hide your own intensions. To scream that the other guy is “ruining America,” while you are the one actually plotting the destruction of America.

To claim again and again…in every sentence of every speech…that you are “saving the middle class,” while you are busy wiping out the middle class. The GOP is so stupid they can’t see it. There are no mistakes here. This is a planned purposeful attack. The tell-tale sign isn’t the disastrous start to Obamacare. Or the devastating effect the new taxes are having on the economy. Or the death of full-time jobs. Or the overwhelming debt. Or the dramatic increases in health insurance rates. Or the 70% of doctors now thinking of retiring- bringing on a healthcare crisis of unimaginable proportions. Forget all that.

The real sign that this is a purposeful attack upon capitalism is how many Obama administration members and Democratic Congressmen are openly calling Tea Party Republicans and anyone who wants to stop Obamacare “terrorists.” There’s the clue. Even the clueless GOP should be able to see that. They are calling the reasonable people…the patriots…the people who believe in the Constitution…the people who believe exactly what the Founding Fathers believed…the people who want to take power away from corrupt politicians who have put America $17 trillion in debt…terrorists?

That’s because they are Saul Alinsky-ing the GOP. The people trying to purposely hurt America, capitalism and the middle class…are calling the patriots by a terrible name to fool, confuse and distract the public.

Obamacare is a raving, rollicking, fantastic success. Stop calling it a failure. Here is what it was created to do. It is succeeding on all counts.

#1) Obamacare was intended to bring about the Marxist dream- redistribution of wealth. Rich people, small business owners, and the middle class are being robbed, so that the money can be redistributed to poor people (who vote Democrat). Think about it. If you’re rich or middle class, you now have to pay for your own healthcare costs (at much higher rates) AND 40 million other people’s costs too (through massive tax increases). So you’re stuck paying for both bills. You are left broke. Brilliant.

#2) Obamacare was intended to wipe out the middle class and make them dependent on government. Think about it. Even Obama’s IRS predicts that health insurance for a typical American family by 2016 will be $20,000 per year. But how would middle class Americans pay that bill and have anything left for food or housing or living? People that make $40K, or $50K, or $60K can’t possibly hope to spend $20K on health insurance without becoming homeless. Bingo. That’s how you make middle class people dependent on government. That’s how you make everyone addicted to government checks. Brilliant.

#3) As a bonus, Obamacare is intended to kill every decent paying job in the economy, creating only crummy, crappy part-time jobs. Why? Just to make sure the middle class is trapped, with no way out. Just to make sure no one has the $20,000 per year to pay for health insurance, thereby guaranteeing they become wards of the state. Brilliant.

#4) Obamacare is intended to bankrupt small business, and therefore starve donations to the GOP. Think about it. Do you know a small business owner? I know hundreds of them. Their rates are being doubled, tripled and quadrupled by Obamacare. Guess who writes 75% of the checks to Republican candidates and conservative causes? Small business. Even if a small business owner manages to survive, he or she certainly can’t write a big check to the GOP anymore. Money is the “mother’s milk” of politics. Without donations, a political party ceases to exist. Bingo. That’s the point of Obamacare. Obama is bankrupting his political opposition and drying up donations to the GOP. Brilliant.

#5) Obamacare is intended to make the IRS all-powerful. It adds thousands of new IRS agents. It puts the IRS in charge of overseeing 15% of the U.S. economy. The IRS has the right because of Obamacare to snoop into every aspect of your life, to go into your bank accounts, to fine you, to frighten you, to intimidate you. And Obama and his socialist cabal have access to your deepest medical secrets. By law your doctor has to ask your sexual history. That information is now in the hands of Obama and the IRS to blackmail GOP candidates into either not running, or supporting bigger government, or leaking the info and ruining your campaign. Or have you forgotten the IRS harassed, intimidated and persecuted critics of Obama and conservative groups? Now Obama hands the IRS even more power. Big Brother rules our lives. Brilliant.

#6) Obamacare is intended to unionize 15 million healthcare workers. That produces $15 billion in new union dues. That money goes to fund Democratic candidates and socialist causes- thereby guaranteeing Obama’s friends never lose another election, and Obama’s policies keep ruining capitalism and bankrupting business owners long after he’s out of office.

Message to the GOP: This isn’t a game. This isn’t tiddly-winks. This is a serious, purposeful attempt to highjack America and destroy capitalism. This isn’t a trainwreck. It’s purposeful suicide. It’s not failing, it’s working exactly according to plan. Obama knows what he’s doing. Stop apologizing and start fighting.

John Boehner: you said this isn’t a DAMN Game.....how right you were. You just didn’t know it. Oh and one more thing…Conservatives aren’t “terrorists.” We are patriots and saviors. We represent the Constitution and the Founding Fathers. We are the heroes and good guys. Unless you get all this through your thick skulls, America is lost…forever.


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I just wanted to post this again in case you missed it in the past.  Maybe this will help explain why Nancy said "we have to pass it so that you can find out whats in it".  Keep in mind, this is NOT a photo of the bill, it is simply a photo of some of the regulations IN the bill!

Rep. Randy Neugebauer, R-Texas, stands beside a towering stack of Obamacare regulations
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