June 26, 2015

Rush: 'Words, And Therefore Laws, Have No Meaning'


Rush: 'Words, And Therefore Laws, Have No Meaning'


Talk radio host Rush Limbaugh argued that the Supreme Court’s ruling in King v. Burwell was a ruling that “words, and therefore laws, have no meaning” on Thursday.

“I mean, the chief justice took it upon himself to interpret the law again. He took it upon himself to say, ‘This is not what they meant. What they wrote, they didn’t mean this. What they meant by the state was the full-fledged federal government. Because our job here is not to disrupt things, and that would be a huge disruption.’ … The chief justice, however, taking it upon himself to interpret this law politically, not reviewing it judicially. That equals the full politicization of the court.”

Later he said, “So, we’ve got the government that the left has always wanted. We’ve got an authoritarian megalomaniac ruling like a monarch. The opposition of Republicans more often than not just bend over. And according to the highest court in the land, words, and therefore laws, have no meaning. What does that mean for the rule of law? If the law doesn’t mean anything other than what the highest judge ruling on it says it means, then what is it worth?”

Rush continued further on, “So, here’s what the left completely understands. They understand completely the optics of succeeding and getting something to become part of society and to having it accepted. And that happens to be socialism’s great appeal. And then once something is in place, such as Obamacare, to use that as an example here, once it’s in place, people generally don’t complain. They don’t know how to. They don’t care. That’s why not a single entitlement — well, Medicare — only one entitlement has ever been repealed. That was another thing arguing against the Supreme Court striking down Obamacare, it just doesn’t happen. Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, nothing, except one tiny part of Medicare back in the eighties has ever been repealed. And so, what that means is that the entire conservative movement becomes, tell me if I’m wrong about this, the conservative movement then becomes an entity which focuses on making social programs more efficient rather than debating whether or not we should have them.”


Wild Thing's comment.............

Rush also said, that John Roberts was laughing at the dissent comments that Scalia made. Roberts is a horrible person. Rush comments too how awesome the notes from Scalia were on this about his dissent.




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Good I hope it passes! House bill would force the Supreme Court to enroll in ObamaCare



House bill would force the Supreme Court to enroll in ObamaCare


The Hill


A House Republican on Thursday proposed forcing the Supreme Court justices and their staff to enroll in ObamaCare.

Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas) said that his SCOTUScare Act would make all nine justices and their employees join the national healthcare law’s exchanges.

“As the Supreme Court continues to ignore the letter of the law, it’s important that these six individuals understand the full impact of their decisions on the American people,” he said.

“That’s why I introduced the SCOTUScare Act to require the Supreme Court and all of its employees to sign up for ObamaCare,” Babin said.

Babin’s potential legislation would only let the federal government provide healthcare to the Supreme Court and its staff via ObamaCare exchanges.

“By eliminating their exemption from ObamaCare, they will see firsthand what the American people are forced to live with,” he added.

His move follows the Supreme Court’s ruling Thursday morning that upheld the subsidies under ObamaCare that are provided by the government to offset the cost of buying insurance.

The 6-3 decision, authored by Chief Justice John Roberts, said consumers purchasing health insurance from the federal exchange in roughly 34 states could continue to do so.

The ruling in King v. Burwell has spurred anger on the right, with conservatives questioning the logic of the decision.

“They deserve an Olympic medal for the legal gymnastics,” Rep. Joe Pitts (R-Pa.), the chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, told The Hill.

Roberts argued in his decision that eliminating subsidies would have pulled state healthcare markets into a death spiral. That chain of effects, he added, was not consistent with ObamaCare’s intent.

“The argument that the phrase ‘established by the State’ would be superfluous if Congress meant to extend tax credits to both State and Federal Exchanges is unpersuasive,” he wrote.

Justice Antonin Scalia strongly criticized that interpretation in his dissent.

“We should start by calling this law SCOTUScare,” he wrote, lambasting Roberts for the ObamaCare decision in 2012 declaring the law’s mandate that people buy insurance constitutional.

President Obama celebrated the Supreme Court’s ruling in a statement from the Rose Garden.

“After multiple challenges before the Supreme Court, the Affordable Care Act is here to stay,” he said.


Wild Thing's comment.............

Good for you, Brian Babin (R-Texas)



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Marxist in the majority on court! Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare on 6-3 Vote


Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare on 6-3 Vote


FOX News

Chief Justice John Roberts again votes with the libs on the court

In the second major court win for President Obama on his signature health care law, the Supreme Court on Thursday upheld ObamaCare subsidies in states that did not set up their own health care exchanges.

The decision was 6-3.

A ruling against the administration would have threatened subsidies in nearly three-dozen states. For months, though, the administration said it had no back-up plans, confident the Supreme Court would rule in its favor.

The Supreme Court previously upheld the law's individual mandate in 2012, in a 5-4 decision.

This time, the justices said the subsidies that 8.7 million people currently receive to make insurance affordable do not depend on where they live, under the 2010 health care law.



Wild Thing's comment..............


It is soooooooooo horrible to see this happen, to we the people and to our country.




Posted by Wild Thing at 12:40 AM

February 03, 2015

Senator Ted Cruz (R., Texas) Unveils Obamacare Repeal Act



Ted Cruz Unveils Obamacare Repeal Act

National Review

Senator Ted Cruz (R., Texas) introduced an “Obamacare Repeal Act” that would repeal the Affordable Care Act “as if such Act had not been enacted.”

The text of Cruz’s bill to repeal the 2,700-page law — which spawned another 10,000 pages of regulations — barely runs onto the third page. It comes as Republicans have debated whether to use a procedural tactic that circumvents filibusters known as reconciliation to repeal the legislation.

“This repeal bill is pro-growth, pro-jobs, and pro-liberty,” Cruz says in a statement on the bill. “It provides time for Congress to start over, to pass true market-based reforms that will allow the purchase of insurance across state lines, expand health savings accounts, and make health insurance, personal, portable, and affordable.”

The bill is co-sponsored by 44 Senate Republicans, including Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) and several leading members of the Obamacare working group that is mulling the GOP’s possible response to a major anti-Obamacare lawsuit pending before the Supreme Court. If the Court rules against the administration, Americans who enrolled in Obamacare through the federal exchanges would not qualify for subsidies.

“We must send this bill to the president’s desk,” Cruz adds. “If he vetoes it, the GOP Congress should pass bill after bill to stop Obamacare. Each will have broad support among the American people, and Democrats in both chambers will be hard-pressed not to support them. The President will be faced with a clear choice: either listen to the American people, who have never supported this law, or ignore them, and ignore the disastrous harms to millions of families, young people, and the most vulnerable among us.”


If Republicans could get around a Democratic filibuster, Cruz would be the only prospective presidential candidate who could claim to have authored the first Obamacare repeal that passed through Congress.



Wild Thing's comment.........

Love this...2.25 pages. GO CRUZ! Ted Cruz understands where the fight is. Cruz has always been very impressive. I love that he listens to us. Wow, totally awesome and it already has 44 sponsors. Where’s the rest of the GOP?

Sen. Cruz plans to introduce additional pieces of legislation, starting with measures to allow American families to shop around the country for insurance and to reform the Food and Drug Administration to more efficiently deliver greater life-saving medical therapies for all Americans


Co-sponsors:

Alexander; Ayotte; Barrasso; Blunt; Boozman; Burr; Capito; Cassidy; Coats; Cochran; Cornyn; Cotton; Crapo; Daines; Ernst; Fischer; Flake; Gardner; Graham; Grassley; Hatch; Hoeven; Inhofe; Isakson; Ron Johnson; Lankford; Lee; McCain; McConnell; Moran; Paul; Perdue; Portman; Roberts; Rounds; Rubio; Sasse; Scott; Shelby; Thune; Tillis; Toomey; Vitter; Wicker.

The complete text of the bill is available at:

http://www.cruz.senate.gov/files/documents/Bills/20150202ObamacareRepealAct.pdf


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January 21, 2015

Obamacare Website Quietly Sending Consumers’ Personal Data To Third Party Advertising Companies


Obamacare Website Quietly Sending Consumers’ Personal Data To Third Party Advertising Companies


The government’s health insurance website is quietly sending consumers’ personal data to private companies that specialize in advertising and analyzing Internet data for performance and marketing, The Associated Press has learned.

The scope of what is disclosed or how it might be used was not immediately clear, but it can include age, income, ZIP code, whether a person smokes, and if a person is pregnant. It can include a computer’s Internet address, which can identify a person’s name or address when combined with other information collected by sophisticated online marketing or advertising firms.

The Obama administration says HealthCare.gov’s connections to data firms were intended to help improve the consumer experience. Officials said outside firms are barred from using the data to further their own business interests.

There is no evidence that personal information has been misused. But connections to dozens of third-party tech firms were documented by technology experts who analyzed HealthCare.gov and then confirmed by AP. A handful of the companies were also collecting highly specific information. That combination is raising concerns.

A leading lawmaker on Tuesday asked the administration to explain how it oversees the data firms to make sure no personally identifiable information is improperly used or shared.

“This new information is extremely concerning, not only because it violates the privacy of millions of Americans, but because it may potentially compromise their security,” Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, wrote to the administration.


Wild Thing's comment.........

This nightmare of Obama's continues to get worse and worse.



Posted by Wild Thing at 12:45 AM

January 19, 2015

Obamacare penalty may come as shock at tax time



Obamacare penalty may come as shock at tax time

Those Americans who didn’t get health insurance last year could be in for a rude awakening when the IRS asks them to fork over their Obamacare penalty — and it could be a lot more than the $95 many of them may be expecting.

The Affordable Care Act requires those who didn’t have insurance last year and didn’t qualify for one of the exemptions to pay a tax penalty, which was widely cited as $95 the first year. But the $95 is actually a minimum, and middle- and upper-income families will actually end up paying 1 percent of their household income as their penalty.

...the average penalty for lacking health insurance in 2014 will be $301... to a $325 minimum or 2 percent of income in 2015, and to a $695 minimum or 2.5 percent of income in 2016.



Wild Thing's comment.......

Obama: “How can I tax thee, let me count the ways.”


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January 07, 2015

Half of Obamacare subsidy recipients may owe refunds to the IRS


Half of Obamacare subsidy recipients may owe refunds to the IRS


As many as 3.4 million people who received Obamacare subsidies may owe refunds to the federal government, according to an estimate by a tax preparation firm.

H&R Block is estimating that as many as half of the 6.8 million people who received insurance premium subsidies under the Affordable Care Act benefited from subsidies that were too large, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

“The ACA is going to result in more confusion for existing clients, and many taxpayers may well be very disappointed by getting less money and possibly even owing money," the president of a tax preparation and education school told the Journal.

While the Affordable Care Act fines those who don't have health insurance, it also provides subsidies for people making up to four times the federal poverty line ($46,680).

But the subsidies are based on past tax returns, so many people may be receiving too much, according to Vanderbilt University assistant professor John Graves, who projects the average subsidy is $208 too high, the Journal reports.

Tax preparers, who frequently advertise their ability to deliver big refunds, have been working feverishly to avoid customer anger stemming from lower-than-expected refunds due to insurance premiums. They also are trying to make sure customers understand the potential fines for not having insurance.

"Eighty-five percent of our customers get a refund," said Kathy Pickering, who directs the H&R Block Tax Institute, according to the Washington Post. "That refund could be offset by the penalty. And if that happens, they're going to be understandably angry."

The fine for not having insurance in the second year of Obamacare is $325 or 2 percent of taxable income, whichever is greater.

But the IRS is also working on a budget that limits its ability to aggressively enforce reporting on insurance.

“As always, taxpayers are responsible for the accuracy of the information on the tax returns that they sign," an IRS spokesman told the Journal.



Wild Thing's comment........

If they do not get rid of this nightmare Obamacare (socialized medicine) then we will never be the same country again.......ever.



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January 05, 2015

Mia Love: ‘Repeal And Replace’ Obamacare




Mia Love: ‘Repeal And Replace’ Obamacare

Newly elected House member Mia Love said Sunday she is behind Senator Ted Cruz’s plan to “do everything humanly possible to stop Obamacare.”

The Utah Republican said getting rid of the unpopular 2010 Affordable Care Act is part of her election mandate.



Wild Thing's comment.......

Good !! I pray this happens.Our country will not be the same with socialized medicine, this has to stop.


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January 04, 2015

The New Year brings new Obamacare fines, penalties, mandates and new premium increases




The New Year brings new Obamacare fines, penalties, mandates and new premium increases


Wild Thing's comment.......

This reminds me of the old adage about blood from a stone.


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December 04, 2014

Sen. Tom Harkin, one of the coauthors of ObamaDEATHcare Says It Was A Mistake To Pass The Law, “Complex And Convoluted”



ObamaCare author: Health law is 'really complicated'

The Hill


Sen. Tom Harkin, one of the coauthors of the Affordable Care Act, now thinks Democrats may have been better off not passing it at all and holding out for a better bill.

The Iowa Democrat who chairs the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, laments the complexity of legislation the Senate passed five years ago.

He wonders in hindsight whether the law was made overly complicated to satisfy the political concerns of a few Democratic centrists who have since left Congress.

“We had the power to do it in a way that would have simplified healthcare, made it more efficient and made it less costly and we didn’t do it,” Harkin told The Hill. “So I look back and say we should have either done it the correct way or not done anything at all.

“What we did is we muddle through and we got a system that is complex, convoluted, needs probably some corrections and still rewards the insurance companies extensively,” he added.



Wild Thing's comment.....

No amount of back peddling now can help, these jerks went against all our country is about in a very important part of our freedoms.



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November 26, 2014

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) We Really Shouldn’t Have Passed Obamacare In 2010 ~ DUH!!!!



Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) We Really Shouldn’t Have Passed Obamacare In 2010


(CNSNews.com) – Speaking at the National Press Club on Tuesday, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said focusing on health care reform in 2009 was a mistake that hurt Democrats because most Americans were happy with their coverage but were unhappy with the economy.

Schumer said the health care law, popularly known as Obamacare, is “very important” but the timing was wrong, and was not at the “top of the agenda” of the American people.

“We were in the middle of recession. … People were hurting and said ‘What about me? I’m losing my job,’” said Schumer, who spoke as the Democratic Policy Chairman on why his Party was defeated in the 2014 mid-term elections by Republicans.

“Like I said, about 85 percent of all Americans were fine with their health care in 2009, mainly because it was paid for by either the government or their employer – private sector,” said Schumer. “And so the average middle-class voter, they weren’t opposed to doing health care when it started out but it wasn’t at the top of the agenda.”

“Don’t get me wrong,” Schumer also said. “I think it’s a good bill [Obamacare] and I’m proud to have voted for it.”

“But, it should have come later,” said the senator.



Wild Thing's comment.......

Hey Chuck Chuck....you voted for it...you own it..



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November 21, 2014

Obama Padded Obamacare Enrollment Numbers By Including 400K Dental Plans


Obama Padded Obamacare Enrollment Numbers By Including 400K Dental Plans


The Obama administration included as many as 400,000 dental plans in a number it reported for enrollments under the Affordable Care Act, an unpublicized detail that helped surpass a goal for 7 million sign-ups.

Without the dental plans, the federal government would have had 6.97 million people with medical insurance under the law known as Obamacare, investigators for the House Oversight and Government Reform committee calculated, using data they obtained from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Federal officials said in September they had 7.3 million people enrolled in coverage through new government-run insurance exchanges. They didn’t distinguish between medical and dental plans, breaking from previous practice without notice.

Blending dental and medical plans let the administration assert that enrollment remained greater than 7 million, the original projection of the Congressional Budget Office. The move also partly obscured the attrition of more than 1 million in the number of people enrolled in medical insurance.



Wild Thing's comment.......

Pathological liars without an OUNCE of shame or conscience. The Democratic Party has become, the OFFICIAL Party of tyranny.....

"Where the people fear the government you have tyranny. Where the government fears the people you have liberty." -John Basil Barnhill.


“The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government, lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.”
~Patrick Henry




Posted by Wild Thing at 12:45 AM

November 11, 2014

One of the architects of ObamaCare, Jonathan Gruber,Admits the Bill was Deliberately Written to Deceive American Voters



ObamaCare Architect Jonathan Gruber Admits the Bill was Deliberately Written to Deceive American Voters


One of the architects of ObamaCare, Jonathan Gruber, tells a conference in 2013 that the ObamaCare law was written to be deliberately deceptive, to keep the true costs from being scored by the Congressional Budget Office. He also says they did not want “transparency” because the “stupidity of the American voter” would have killed the bill if people understood what was in it.

“This bill was written in a tortured way to make sure the CBO didn’t score the mandate as taxes. If CBO scored the mandate as taxes the bill dies. . . . If you made it explicit that healthy people pay in and sick people get money, it would not have passed. Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage. And basically, you know, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really, really critical to getting the thing to pass.”


Wild Thing's comment......

These are the EXACT kind of bastards that our Forefathers would've publicly hanged after the 1776 Revolution...Enemies of the States: i.e. ALL enemies foreign and DOMESTIC! Obama welcome and wanted all of this.


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October 30, 2014

Over 214,000 Doctors Opt Out of Obamacare Exchanges… and continues to grow



Over 214,000 Doctors Opt Out of Obamacare Exchanges


CNS News


Over 214,000 doctors won’t participate in the new plans under the Affordable Care Act (ACA,) analysis of a new survey by Medical Group Management Association shows. That number of 214,524, estimated by American Action Forum, is through May 2014, but appears to be growing due to plans that force doctors to take on burdensome costs. It’s also about a quarter of the total number of 893,851 active professional physicians reported by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

In January, an estimated 70% of California’s physicians were not participating in Covered California plans.

Here are some of the reasons why:

1. Reimbursements under Obamacare are at bottom-dollar – they are even lower than Medicare reimbursements, which are already significantly below market rates. “It is estimated that where private plans pay $1.00 for a service, Medicare pays $0.80, and ACA exchange plans are now paying about $0.60,” a study by the think-tank American Action Forum finds. “For example, Covered California plans are setting their plan fee schedules in line with that of Medi-Cal-California’s Medicaid Program-which means exchange plans are cutting provider reimbursement by up to 40 percent.”


2. Doctors are expected to take on more patients to make up for the lost revenue, but that's not happening, because primary care doctors already have more patients than they can handle. "Furthermore, physicians are worried that exchange plan patients will be sicker than the average patient because they may have been without insurance for extended periods of time, and therefore will require more of the PCPs time at lower pay," says the study


The study also points to two reasons that doctors might not get paid at all:


3. An MGMA study indicates that 75% of ACA patients that had seen doctors had chosen plans with high deductibles. Given that most of the patients are low-income, doctors are concerned that the patients cannot meet the deductibles and they will get stuck with the bill.


4. HHS requires that insurers cover customers for an additional 90 days after they have stopped paying their premiums: the insurer covers the first 30 - but, it's up to the doctor to recoup payment for the last 60 days. This is the number one reason providers are opting to not participate in the exchange plans. Currently, about a million people have failed to pay their premiums and had their plans canceled.

So, Obamacare is asking doctors to take on sicker patients for less money, with the risk of not getting paid at all? No wonder doctors are running from these plans!



Wild Thing's comment.......

I don't blame these doctors since they are waking up, but what does tick me off are the doctors that voted for Obama and wanted his Obamacare at the beginning.



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October 20, 2014

Obamacare ‘Bronze Plan’ Premiums Expected To Jump An Average Of 14% In 2015


Obamacare ‘Bronze Plan’ Premiums Expected To Jump An Average Of 14% In 2015

Washington Times


Obamacare “bronze” plan owners may be in for a shock next year. Investors predict the cheapest healthcare offering under the Affordable Care Act could jump nearly 14 percent in price.

In an analysis of expected rates for the biggest 15 cities in the nation, including Washington, D.C., Investor’s Business Daily reported Friday that the cost for the plan could increase by an average of 13.9 percent for 40-year-old non-smokers earning 225 percent of the poverty level.

Plan owners in Seattle, Wash. will see the biggest price difference. The cost of the bronze plan, after subsidies, will jump by 64 percent, from $60 to $98 per month.



Wild Thing's comment.......

To those that voted for this nightmare, you begged for this.


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October 10, 2014

More Than A Dozen States Plan To Cancel Policies Not In Accordance With Obamacare



More Than A Dozen States Plan To Cancel Policies Not In Accordance With Obamacare

FOX News

More than a dozen states plan to cancel health care policies not in compliance with ObamaCare in the coming weeks, affecting thousands of people just before the midterm elections.

"It looks like several hundred thousand people across the country will receive notices in the coming days and weeks," said Jim Capretta of the Ethics and Public Policy Center.

The policies are being canceled because states that initially granted a reprieve at the request of President Obama are no longer willing to do so.

In coming weeks, 13 states and the District of Columbia plan to cancel such policies, which generally fall out of compliance with the Affordable Care Act because they don’t offer the level of coverage the law requires.

Virginia will be hardest hit, with 250,000 policies expected to be canceled.

And because federal law requires a 60-day notice of any plan changes, voters will be notified no later than November 1, right before the Nov. 4 midterms.

Many of those forced out of their current plans and into ObamaCare may not be able to keep their doctors. They also could face higher deductibles and out-of-pocket expenses, making ObamaCare an election issue on the eve of voting.

Obama had originally unequivocally promised that underhis health care plan, everyone could keep their doctors and plans.

In 2009, he told the American Medical Association, "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.No one will take it away. No matter what."

The president later was forced to admit that any plan without the additional benefits required under ObamaCare faced cancellation.

But that unleashed a nasty political backlash, forcing him to back down and call for states and insurers to extend those policies forthree more years.

Some said he didn’t have much choice. "There were some five or six million people who were at stake here and the federal exchange was in no condition to even process a few hundred thousand people much less millions," said Joe Antos of the American Enterprise Institute.

Many states flatly refused to extend and now comes the new round of states that plan to cancel policies.





Wild Thing's comment.......

Global warming will probably be to blame.


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Obama to Hide Obamacare Rates Till After Election Day



Obama to Hide Obamacare Rates Till After Election Day


HealthCare.gov, the online portal where millions of Americans must by health insurance, will not display premiums for 2015 until after the 2014 elections, the Associated Press reported Wednesday.

Obama administration officials told the AP that Americans will not be able to find out if their health insurance premiums are going up “until the second week of November,” which conveniently falls after Americans will go to the polls November 4th.

“Insurers say one big challenge for next year will involve millions of returning customers,” the AP reports. “It’s not really a technology issue, but a time crunch that also coincides with the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.”


Wild Thing's comment...........

More power plays from Obama.



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October 04, 2014

Immigrants, Kicked Off Obamacare For Not Proving Legal Status, Are Now Suing - LOL



Immigrants, Kicked Off Obamacare For Not Proving Legal Status, Are Now Suing


Two immigration groups have filed legal complaints against the Obama administration for kicking over one hundred thousand Obamacare customers off their insurance plans without sending notices in their native language, Modern Healthcare reports.

The Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) and Philadelphia’s Southeast Asian Mutual Assistance Associations Coalition (SEAMACC) have both filed complaints with Health and Human Services’ Office of Civil Rights. The groups believe the Obama administration’s move to end the health plans of customers who failed to prove their legal immigration or citizenship status violate customers’ rights as immigrants.



Wild Thing's comment..........

So go back home. llegal aliens stab you in the back with non-enforcement of immigration expect more suing
for special treatment and of course democrats will bend over backwards to screw taxpayers out of money.



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September 18, 2014

Survey: 46 Percent of Doctors Give Obamacare a 'D' or 'F'



Survey: 46 Percent of Doctors Give Obamacare a 'D' or 'F'...Only 25% gave Obamacare and A or B


Forty-six percent of doctors give President Obama's healthcare law a "D" or an "F," according to a new survey from the Physicians Foundation. In contrast, just 25 percent of those surveyed gave the law an "A" or a "B."

The findings come from a survey that was emailed to "virtually every physician in the United States with an email address on record with the American Medical Association" this March through June as the law's major provisions were taking effect, and received more than 20,000 responses from doctors.

In their comments that were included (but kept anonymous) in the report, a number of doctors complained about the vast amount of bureaucracy that has been added to the medical profession.

"Get government OUT of healthcare," one doctor wrote. Another wrote, "Repeal Obamacare."

Another comment read, "I'm a Canadian physician practicing in the United States. The politicians and policy makers need to understand that government involvement in healthcare never works."


Wild Thing's comment..........


It should be every doctor that gives it an F.


Posted by Wild Thing at 12:45 AM

September 17, 2014

Obama and His Administration threatens to cut off ObamaCare subsidies to 360,000


Administration threatens to cut off ObamaCare subsidies to 360,000


The Obama administration announced Monday it will cut off tax subsidies to about 360,000 people if they do not offer proof of their income in the next two weeks.

Officials will send final notices this week to individuals who signed up for ObamaCare with income levels that didn’t match government records. The announcement marks the administration's first move to tackle the politically charged issue of income verification, which has remained a key GOP argument against the healthcare reform law.

Those who don’t confirm their income levels could lose their tax credit and face higher premiums and higher deductibles.

Nearly 90 percent of the 8 million people who signed up for ObamaCare have received government subsidies. The average consumer pays $82 per month for a $346 plan, receiving an average subsidy of $264.

The administration had already warned that it would end coverage for the 966,000 individuals whose immigration status could not be confirmed by the government.

About 115,000 people will lose coverage this month if they do not submit their paperwork, Andy Slavitt, principal deputy administrator at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, told reporters Monday.

A total of 1.2 million people have had income inconsistencies since the launch of ObamaCare last year. About 800,000 people have since submitted verification.

The federal government is still missing paperwork for nearly a half-million people who signed up for insurance over the last year. Slavitt stressed that individuals may be able to regain their coverage during a special enrollment period if they can prove their citizenship status or income level.

The administration will continue calling and sending letters to individuals who have not submitted the paperwork. Many have already been contacted up to a dozen times, Slavitt said.

He stressed that people with income verification issues will not lose their coverage.

“If people still pay their premiums and can demonstrate their eligibility, they’ll continue to be enrolled,” Slavitt said Monday.

Many of the verification problems stem from the HealthCare.gov website, which experienced technical glitches throughout its rollout. Slavitt was brought this year in to resolve some of the problems.

Some immigration advocates have blamed the website as a barrier for people trying to provide documentation of their citizenship.

“I’m hopeful and confident that people will continue to respond to a greater degree,” Slavitt said, predicting a last-minute surge before the deadline. “We recognize that we still have work to do here.”

At a hearing last week by the House Ways and Means subcommittee on health, Republicans accused the Obama administration of using “the honor system” when asking consumers to self-disclose their income.

“That’s why the White House has lost, in my view, the trust of the American people,” subcommittee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Texas) told Slavitt at the hearing.



Wild Thing's comment....................

This entire thing is a mess beyond anything we have ever seen. We tried to warn people but they would not listen.




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September 11, 2014

Healthcare Expert: Obamacare's 'Quiet Summer' is About to End in a Big Way



Healthcare Expert: Obamacare's 'Quiet Summer' is About to End in a Big Way


One major reason for the enduring opposition is that the law has violated virtually every major promise erected in dishonest ideologues’ sales pitch. Another is that an ongoing parade of unpleasant developments continues to make headlines, including the recent revelation that Healthcare.gov was hacked last month. Apologists can cherry-pick useful data points to try to convince the public that Obamacare is reducing premium costs and driving down costs, but that’s simply not the case.


To say this fall's 2015 Obamacare open-enrollment has the potential to be problematic is an understatement. The HealthCare.gov backroom is not built yet––a year and counting after it should have been. How many people are enrolled in Obamacare? Without a government to insurance company accounting system yet built, no one knows. While the open-enrollment is now scheduled to begin until 11 days after the November election there will be plenty of renewal and cancellation letters going out in October––not the least will be more pre-Obamacare policies being cancelled this year now that their one-year extension is up––carriers aren't necessarily allowing policies to be extended further...Does this all sound confusing? Just wait until we approach the next open-enrollment with millions of people hearing about all of this complexity and having just four weeks to get their enrollment validated for January 1. The Obamacare anxiety index is going to be off the charts well before November 15th. Add to all of this bigger deductibles for 2015 (those go up with cost trend as well as the rates) and more narrow networks as well as generally larger rate increases for the plans that got the most enrollment and there will be lots to talk about...The last couple of months have been very quiet for Obamacare. That is about to end.


.....continue reading here..................




Wild Thing's comment............


It's time to repeal this monstrosity. Get rid of it completely.


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August 28, 2014

AFL-CIO And La Raza Lead Group Pushing For Obama To Give Illegals Access To Obamacare


AFL-CIO And La Raza Lead Group Pushing For Obama To Give Illegals Access To Obamacare

The Hill


A coalition of public health, labor and immigrant rights groups is urging President Obama to extend health coverage to immigrants allowed to remain in the United States under the administration’s controversial deferred action program.

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), initiated via executive action in 2012, allows certain immigrants who came to the United States illegally as children to stay in the country and work.

But under guidance and regulations issued that year, those immigrants — often called “Dreamers” in reference to the stalled DREAM Act — are not entitled to health coverage under the Affordable Care Act, federal Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

Roughly 80 national organizations, including the AFL-CIO, the National Council of La Raza and the American Public health Association, note in a letter to Obama that tax dollars from the DACA grantees help support those programs.

“To continue to restrict immigrants’ access to affordable health coverage and care is to undermine values of fairness and opportunity, and this administration’s own achievements in expanding access to coverage, lowering healthcare costs, and sustaining the healthcare system for future generations,” the groups write.



Wild Thing's comment...........

The bullies are out in force on this but so is Obama.He is pushing it as well,


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August 16, 2014

Obamacare Allowed Hundreds Of Thousands With Questionable Legal Status To Sign Up


Obamacare Allowed Hundreds Of Thousands With Questionable Legal Status To Sign Up


FORT MYERS, Fla. — Nearly 94,000 Floridians must prove their citizenship and immigration status by the first week of September or lose the health insurance they bought through the Affordable Care Act.

The Federal Health Insurance Marketplace began sending out notices this week in English and Spanish to policyholders with what it called inconsistencies in their citizenship records. These people, who have been previously unreachable via mail, e-mail or phone, have until Sept. 5 to submit the needed paperwork. If they don’t they will lose coverage Sept. 30.

Florida has the largest number of the nation’s 310,000 questionable policies obtained on the federal insurance exchange — 93,800 as of Sunday, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Texas has 52,700 such cases, and Georgia has 20,900.

By contrast, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming have 300 cases



Wild Thing's comment..........

Get rid of this vile obamacare!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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July 31, 2014

The Government Accountability Office Report: Obamacare Website Has Cost Taxpayers $840 Million


The Government Accountability Office Report: Obamacare Website Has Cost Taxpayers $840 Million


The Obama administration has spent roughly $840 million on HealthCare.gov, including more than $150 million just in cost overruns for the version that failed so badly when it launched last year.

The Government Accountability Office says cost overruns went hand-in-hand with the management failures that led to the disastrous launch of HealthCare.gov and the 36 state insurance exchanges it serves.

GAO’s report, prepared for a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing Thursday, details a long series of management, oversight, and contracting problems that plagued the entire process, from risky contracting practices in 2011 through the botched launch last October.

A massive repair effort got the site stabilized by January, and despite the early failures, the administration ended up exceeding its enrollment target for this year. More than 8 million people chose plans through Obamacare, including the 36 states whose marketplaces run through HealthCare.gov.

All the same, GAO says, similar problems could arise again without structural changes in the way the government manages its contracts and spending.


Wild Thing's comment...............

I have never seen anything like it, the way Obama and his people spend money, money that is from our tax dollars.
None of them have an ounce of being responsible in their DNA.


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July 13, 2014

Newborns Receive Contraception ID Cards in the Mail Under Obamacare Mandate/Law (Obama's America)



Newborns Receive Contraception ID Cards in the Mail Under Obamacare Mandate/Law


FOX News

I got an email the other day from one of our listeners in Lubbock, Texas. He’s pretty fired up because his health care provider sent his daughter a contraceptive ID card. According to the insurance company, the card happens to be an Obamacare mandate.

Now it’s bad enough they would send something like this to a child without parental consent — but what really makes this story salacious — is that my reader’s daughter is only three months old.

Apparently, the insurance company wants to make sure the three month old has options after a sordid affair at daycare.

“Attached is your Contraceptive Coverage Plan ID Card,” the insurance company’s letter read. “The new federal preventive health services law requires that group health plans provide women contraceptive services to female members of all ages without imposing any cost-sharing and at no cost to you.”

At first my reader just laughed it off – thinking it was a mistake – but then he found out it was the law.

Sure enough – a letter from the insurance company stipulates that every female – no matter her age receives a contraceptive cover card and that means even three month old babies.

“It’s frustrating and sickening,” my reader told me. “It bothers me that this company takes it upon themselves to send this out to people’s young children without even contacting us.”

That’s right – moms and dads are not allowed to opt out of the contraceptive ID card. My reader said he is disgusted.

“I don’t even want to think about my little girl having a boyfriend and especially not having sex,” he told me. “I’d like to enjoy her innocence. But now, it’s forced upon her mother and I thanks to Obamacare.”

Welcome to President Obama’s fundamentally transformed America, folks.



Wild Thing's comment...........

Disgusting! Obama intrudes on the lives of every citizen. Damn Obama and Obamacare.



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July 12, 2014

Connecticut Obamacare Glitch Drops Thousands Of People From Coverage



Connecticut Obamacare Glitch Drops Thousands Of People From Coverage


Thousands of Connecticut Obamacare customers are facing coverage uncertainty after computer glitches estimated incorrect subsidies or randomly dropped them from their health plans without warning — even though they’d paid premiums.

About 3,900 customers of Access Health CT, the state-run Obamacare exchange that has been one of the more successful health care marketplaces thus far, were incorrectly told they qualified for Medicaid due to a computer glitch, The Hartford Courant reports. Other customers received bills from their insurance companies that displayed a different amount than they’d agreed to on the exchange website – and at least 903 customers were unceremoniously kicked off their coverage without warning.

The problems were caused by faulty 834 insurer forms, which caused significant problems at the federal exchange website HealthCare.gov as well. The forms detail the amount of premium tax credits customers qualify for. The “system error” in the 834 forms was discovered on July 1, CEO Kevin Counihan said after state Republicans inquired about customer complaints over dropped coverage.

Some of the customers received paperwork and made premium payments, but have somehow lost their coverage anyway, WTNH reports. Others were told to wait for further paperwork to fill out before their health plans could be activated, but never received the extra forms.



Wild Thing's comment............

More of the nightmare of obamacare.


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July 02, 2014

Millions Who Signed Up For Obamacare May Lose Coverage Because Of Widespread Data Flaws



Millions Who Signed Up For Obamacare May Lose Coverage Because Of Widespread Data Flaws


FOX News

The Obama administration is struggling to resolve health insurance data discrepancies that could jeopardize coverage for millions, according to a watchdog report on the still-rocky implementation of ObamaCare.

Though the system’s troubles have faded from the headlines since the problem-plagued launch last October, a report from the inspector general of the Health and Human Services department provided the first independent look at widespread problems the government is having effectively fact-checking the information applicants are putting in the system when seeking insurance and subsidies.

According to the report, the administration was unable to resolve 2.6 million so-called “inconsistencies” out of a total of 2.9 million such problems from October through December, 2013.

The government needs to determine applicants’ eligibility in order to verify they can enroll and, in some cases, get government subsidies. Without that step, coverage could be jeopardized. And according to the report, those running the federal marketplace are having trouble resolving problems “even if applicants submitted appropriate documentation.”

“The Federal marketplace was generally incapable of resolving most inconsistencies,” the report said, claiming the government could not resolve 89 percent of the problems.



Wild Thing's comment.........

I wish I could say I feel sorry for these people but I don't/ They did not pay attention or did not care. I have met three people so far that signed up for it, voted for Obama both times and are now ticked off big time how horrible Obamacare is and what it is costing them.



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June 28, 2014

Obamacare pushing doctors, hospitals to check spending habits, credit cards of patients



Obamacare pushing doctors, hospitals to check spending habits, credit cards of patients

Socialized medicine at work. Because hospitals can be fined for administering the same treatment to a patient who is readmitted with the same ailment, they will now be checking your credit card data to make sure your spending habits aren’t contributing to your bad health.



Wild Thing's comment.............

Big government in everyone's life.



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May 15, 2014

Catholic Cardinal: Obamacare Regulation “Violates God’s Law”



Catholic Cardinal: Obamacare Regulation “Violates God’s Law”


Cardinal Sean O’Malley, the archbishop of Boston and chair of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, said on Tuesday that the regulation issued by the Obama Administration under the Affordable Care Act that requires health insurance plans to cover contraceptives, sterilizations, and abortion-inducing drugs “violates God’s law.”

“The regulations that impose abortion and sterilizations, this is a violation of God’s law,” Cardinal O’Malley told CNSNews.com.

The cardinal also said that whether Americans should obey this “unjust” mandate and whether Catholic members of Congress could vote for a bill that funded its implementation were “complicated issues.”




Wild Thing's comment............

I agree and this is one of the many things that bother me a lot about this nightmare Obamacare.




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Consumers frustrated by Obamacare as they find their doctors are not included



Consumers frustrated by new health plans as they find their doctors are not included

Some consumers who bought insurance under President Barack Obama’s health care law are experiencing buyer’s remorse after realizing that their longtime doctors aren’t accepting the new plans.

Before the law took effect, experts warned that narrow networks could impact patients’ access to care, especially in cheaper plans. But with insurance cards now in hand, consumers are finding their access limited across all price ranges — sometimes even after they were told their plan would include their current doctor.

Michelle Pool is one of those customers. Before enrolling in a new health plan on California’s exchange, she checked whether her longtime primary care doctor was covered. Pool, a 60-year-old diabetic who has had back surgery and a hip replacement, purchased the plan only to find that the insurer was mistaken.

Her $352 a month gold plan was cheaper than what she’d paid under her husband’s insurance and seemed like a good deal because of her numerous pre-existing conditions. But after her insurance card came in the mail, the Vista, California resident learned her doctor wasn’t taking her new insurance.

“It’s not fun when you’ve had a doctor for years and years that you can confide in and he knows you,” Pool said. “I’m extremely discouraged. I’m stuck.”

The dilemma undercuts President Obama’s 2009 pledge that: “If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor, period.” Consumer frustration over losing doctors comes as the Obama administration is still celebrating a victory with more than 8 million enrollees in its first year.





Wild Thing's comment..........

Americans fell for the big lie twice, and now many will pay with their lives.



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May 08, 2014

Insurance Execs: Premiums Are Not Lowering Under Obamacare







Insurance Execs: Premiums Are Not Lowering Under Obamacare



Wild Thing's comment....

Glad they did this, too bad the idiots FOR Obamacare won't pay attention to any of this.


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Health Insurance Official Testifies Before Congress: Many of Obamacare’s “Eight Million Enrollees” Are Actually Duplicates


Health Insurance Official Testifies Before Congress: Many of Obamacare’s “Eight Million Enrollees” Are Actually Duplicates


In a House Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations subcommittee hearing this morning, a major health insurance trade association representative testified that the administration is reporting inflated enrollment numbers.

According to their testimony:

“Duplicate enrollments: Because of the challenges that surfaced with the launch of the Exchanges in October 2013, some consumers were advised to create a new account and enroll again. As a result, insurers have many duplicate enrollments in their system for which they never received any payment. In cases where an insurer has a new enrollment for a consumer who previously enrolled, they are not expecting that original policy to be effectuated – even though that data is still reported.”

In other words, due to website glitches, some individuals may have enrolled multiple times. In these cases, the government may count all of these enrollments toward the total enrollment number. The insurer, knowing that the individual enrolled multiple times, will count that individual as having paid.



Wild Thing's comment............

Many of us thought the count was a lie and this proves it.


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May 01, 2014

Price Tag for Obamacare Website Repairs Jumps To $121 Million



Price Tag for Healthcare.gov Repairs Jumps to $121 Million; 'Back End' Still a Mess


Obama administration soliciting 2015 contractors based on race and gender.

Price Tag for Obamacare Website Repairs Jumps To $121 Million


After shelling out $677 million to build the federal health care website, the government will spend an additional $121 million in 2014 to repair it—$30 million more than previously estimated—the Washington Times reported last night. This comes just as the Obama administration is starting the hunt for next year’s diverse group of contractors.

CGI Federal, the original lead contractor awarded $93.7 million, was replaced by Accenture this past January. Accenture received an initial payment of $45 million—an amount that was supposed to double by year’s end, according to the Washington Post. But yesterday, Accenture Federal Services announced their final agreement of $121 million for work through January 10, 2015.

The search for Accenture’s successor has commenced, and the administration has some specific criteria on its applicants’ gender, race, and socioeconomic status. From the New York Times yesterday.




Wild Thing's comment..........

Sheesh they just keep spending more and more money on this nightmare.



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Sebelius Now Refusing To Testify Before Senate Panel


Sebelius Now Refusing To Testify Before Senate Panel


Outgoing Health and Human Services Sec. Kathleen Sebelius is now refusing to testify before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, a Senate aide told The Daily Caller Tuesday.

Sebelius had originally been set to testify before the subcommittee about the department’s 2015 $70 billion budget request on April 2.

According to another aide, however, several weeks after confirming the hearing date, she requested a date switch with the National Institutes of Health budget hearing on May 7. The committee accommodated her request.

Now, after announcing her resignation on April 11, she is refusing to testify according to the two aides, even though she is still the sitting secretary — remaining at the post until her successor, OMB Director Sylvia Mathews Burwell is confirmed.



Wild Thing's comment........

Typical, I would never trust a democrat.....never. If they are breathing they are telling a lie.


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April 22, 2014

Democrat U.S. Representative Stephen Lynch on Obamacare: The Worst Is Yet to Come, “It’s Going to Hit the Fan” (Video)




U.S. Representative Stephen Lynch (D-MA) told the Boston Herald there are parts of Obamacare that were delayed because they were unpalatable.

“It’s going to hit the fan… Many will have to pay a 40% tax… It’s the first time in this country’s history that we are going to tax health care.”

Massachusetts representative Stephen Lynch isn’t just worried about the negative impact Obamacare will have on his party’s performance this fall — he also thinks its worst effects on our health-care system are still to come. Lynch, who voted against the Affordable Care Act in 2010, warned that the situation is “going to hit the fan” when the law’s delayed provisions go into effect down the road.

“There are parts of Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act, that were postponed because they are unpalatable,” he told the Boston Herald. The “Cadillac tax” that goes into effect in a few years and taxes employer health plans over a certain value, he said, will be “the first time in this country’s history that we have actually taxed health care.”


Wild Thing's comment..........

All of this makes me so angry and sick to my stomach.



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April 15, 2014

Several States Seeing Health Care Premiums Jump By More Than 50% Because of Obamacare








Several States Seeing Health Care Premiums Jump By More Than 50% Because of Obamacare

The Washington Free Beacon

A new survey of health insurance brokers shows premiums in several states have increased more than 50 percent, Fox News reported Monday.

“So this was the largest percentage increase in any quarter since they’ve been doing the survey, but a 12 percent, 11 percent increase on average across all the states, that puts it at the upper end of any increase we’ve seen for decades,” said Dr. Scott Gottlieb, a former adviser for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Reporter Jim Angle said the survey laid the blame on Obamacare, and Delaware, Florida and California are among the states with the highest premium hikes. Requirements of the new health care law have driven up the costs of the benefits.

“Ten essential health benefits along with more than 20,000 pages of regulations, the current increases are for the first policies issued under Obamacare in 2014, but insurance companies will soon have to set rates for 2015 as well, and analysts fear the increases now mean even bigger increases next year,” he said.

Gottlieb added the administration no longer bothers to peddle the false promise that Obamacare would save families $2,500 per year.




Wild Thing's comment............

The best thin that could happen to fight this nightmare would be if all of it happened as fast as possible, the entire nightmare. Let people be forced to see how terrible it truly is so they will wake up. There are still people that actually think it is a good thing. sheesh.



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April 11, 2014

Take Obama With You ! Obama HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Resigns






Obama HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Resigns

You know all that putting lipstick on a pig the Obama White House and the liberal media engaged in last week about the ObamaCare Enrollment numbers?

Well, now you see the reality just how great ObamaCare is working. HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has resigned today. It’s such a success – she is leaving her post. The word is she will be replaced by Sylvia Mathews Burwell.



Wild Thing's comment........

It does not matter who is in charge of this nightmare, it is all bad and all against our Constitution.

Note more LIES from CNN as they announce all of this. sheesh


Posted by Wild Thing at 12:47 AM

If you thought signing up for Obamacare was hard, try canceling!!


If you thought signing up for Obamacare was hard, try canceling!!

Obamacare exit strategy brings endless waits on hold

Washington Times

I never wanted to be a pawn in President Obama’s absurd and irresponsible attempt to mandate, regulate and complicate the American health care system. Unfortunately, there wasn’t much of a choice.

I was a casualty of Mr. Obama’s Big Lie. You know the one: “If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan.” By the time my plan vanished, the only individual health insurance plans available had been captured by the tentacles of Obamacare.

Signing up for insurance under Obamacare was harder than making sense of Donald Trump’s hair. It took more than 20 attempts over four days just to get on the “Health Insurance Marketplace” website and shop for insurance. The plan I found most similar to my canceled plan cost nearly $1,000 more a year, and my deductible increased from about $2,000 to more than $5,000. So I was forced to pay almost twice as much for a whole lot less insurance.

It’s surprising there’s not a link to buy a solid-gold eight-track player on the Healthcare.gov site — everything else for sale in Mr. Obama’s marketplace is also ridiculously overpriced and pretty much useless.

Signing up for Obamacare was a tremendous hassle. But even that experience was a joy compared with what I went through to cancel my coverage.

On the same day that I was counted as one of the 7.1 million Americans that Mr. Obama energetically exploited during his Obamacare victory lap, I was able to enroll in a group insurance plan through my employer. I was free from the shackles of my terrible Obamacare plan — or so I thought.

When I tried to terminate my plan, my insurance company told me that plans purchased through the marketplace could only be canceled through the marketplace. That started a brutal three-day fiasco.

After trying multiple times to sign on to Healthcare.gov to terminate my plan, only to find the site was down or I wasn’t allowed to log in, I gave up on the website and opted for the personal approach, the telephone. I was put on hold for 15 minutes and forced to listen to an insufferable synthesizer-Peruvian pan flute duet that the United Nations would likely consider an act of torture by the United States against its own citizens.

When someone finally got around to picking up the phone, I was told that only a “specialist” could cancel a plan. So I was transferred, where I waited and waited. A prerecorded message came on about every 10 minutes recommending that I call back after the open-enrollment period ended on March 31 should I need to make changes to my account.

It was April 3.

After more than two hours on hold, the call was cut off owing to “technical difficulties.” Two hours wasted by the president’s dumb idea.

The next day, after more failed attempts to log on to the online marketplace, I gave the phone another try. Twenty minutes later, someone picked up. I asked if she could help me cancel my plan. “No.” I asked if there was a direct line or another number to reach someone who could help me cancel my plan. “No.” I asked if she knew when the website would be working to allow me to login and cancel my plan online. “No.”

“Listen,” she said, “All I can do is help you sign up. That’s all anyone here can do. I can’t help you cancel, and I can’t help you make changes to your account. You’ll have to talk to a specialist for that.” When I told her that I waited more than two hours for a specialist the day before, she promised that someone would be with me quickly.

That, it turned out, was just another in the long line of Obamacare lies.

I waited on hold to speak with a specialist for two more hours, suffering through the synthesizer-pan flute duet until the line was again disconnected.


After nearly five hours on the phone waiting to speak with someone, I’m convinced that an Obamacare specialist is like Bigfoot or Norm’s wife on “Cheers.” I’ve heard the tale, but there’s no proof they actually exist.

Ultimately, on my umpteenth try, three days into the process, I was finally able to get into the Healthcare.gov site, wade through several pages and cancel my plan — although, unlike with most insurance plans, I couldn’t get a prorated refund on the days I had paid for but wouldn’t need. One last $100 slap in the face.

It was difficult to sign up for Obamacare, but nowhere near as hard as it was to leave the program. That raises a serious question: Was Obamacare designed to inflate its numbers by holding enrollees hostage in the program once they signed up? From my experience, that certainly seems to be the case.



Wild Thing's comment...........

I HATE Obama and I HATE that he is forcing this Obamacare or the penalty of not having it on my country.




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April 08, 2014

Speaker Boehner Responds to Drudge Report - No Expansion of Obamacare




Speaker Boehner Responds to Drudge Report - No Expansion of Obamacare

Speaker of the House John Boehner told Megyn Kelly tonight the House did not expand Obamacare as was reported on the Drudge Report.



Wild Thing's comment...........

The Republicans should let Obamacare hit the fan with all the ugliness it has, people need to have the nightmare in their face so they can really see how horrible it is instead of republicans adding any fix to it for any reason. IMO




Posted by Wild Thing at 12:45 AM

April 06, 2014

Californians Upset Over Lack Of Doctors Under ObamaCare





Californians Upset Over Lack Of Doctors Under ObamaCare


Californians are expressing their dissatisfaction with California’s health insurance exchange, CoveredCalifornia.

Covered California’s Executive Director Peter Lee testified before a Congressional committee about the successes of Covered California.

“It takes, in our mind, three things for an exchange to work. It takes having affordable health plans delivering quality care, it takes effective marketing outreach, and it takes effective enrollment,” Lee said.


Wild Thing's comment.........

Wake up California liberals this is what you voted for.



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April 01, 2014

5 Ways Obamacare Is Ruining Lives


5 Ways Obamacare Is Ruining Lives


As the Obamacare enrollment period draws to a tentative close – and you never know when the period will close, given President Obama’s apparent willingness to manipulate the calendar repeatedly – horror stories about the Affordable Care Act mount.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) originally maintained, “All of [the horror stories] are untrue, but they’re being told all over America”; he now says that he never called such horror stories lies. It’s a smart backtrack, given the wide variety of Obamacare horror stories that continue to pile up day after day. Across the nation, premiums are blowing up; according to a December analysis by USA Today, more than half of the counties under the federal Obamacare exchange “lack even a bronze plan that’s affordable by the government’s own definition.”

And that is having an impact on individuals.

Getting Stuck In The System: Larry Basich of Nevada suffers from heart problems. He’s 62 and bought Obamacare through the Nevada Health Link insurance exchange. He paid his premium before January 1, which is when coverage was slated to begin. He then had a heart attack on December 31. He had a triple bypass on January 3, and now owes $407,000 thanks to a mix-up at the insurance level.

President Obama has continually put off the deadline for implementation of Obamacare thanks to hang-ups in the system.

Losing Crucial Health Insurance: Bill Elliott told Megyn Kelly of Fox News that his health insurance premiums were set to jump by $1,300 per month due to his cancer after his plan was cancelled thanks to Obamacare. He said he will “pay the $95 fine and let nature take its course” to avoid becoming “a burden on my family.” Elliott said of Obama, “Absolutely he misled me. I believe that was more of an insult to me and the other people who have been cancelled than him saying 41 times ‘you’re going to keep your doctor, keep your insurance. Period.’”

Losing Access to Drugs and Doctors: According to Ralston College President Stephen Blackwood, his mother’s cancer will be accelerated by Obamacare cutting her Sandostatin medication; the costs on that medication were $14,000 between January 1 and late February. Blackwood’s mom had a Blue Cross/Blue Shield plan for 20 years; Obamacare killed it. Blackwood wrote, “Then on Feb. 12, just before going into (yet another) surgery, she was informed by Humana that it would not, in fact, cover her Sandostatin, or other cancer-related medications… Obamacare made my mother's old plan illegal, and it forced her to buy a new plan that would accelerate her disease and death... The 'Affordable' Care Act is a brutal, Procrustean disaster.”

Emilie Lamb, a woman with lupus who supported Obama, said, “Obamacare has made my life a nightmare. Obamacare is a health plan that is both unaffordable and uncaring. For a law named ‘The Affordable Care Act,’ this is both backward and perverse.”

Watching Premiums Explode: According to the workers at Extreme Dodge in Jackson, MI, they’re watching their premiums explode. That’s what they told NBC News senior investigative reporter Lisa Meyers in December. According to Breitbart News’ Wynton Hall, “Under Obamacare, the workers’ employer faced a 50% increase in costs to keep worker plans at the same benefit and deductible levels. To remain economically viable, the dealership decided to give each worker an extra $2,400 and let them find plans on their own.”

It’s not just autoworkers, though. According to Casey Heaps of Alabama, who saw her plan canceled and her rates jacked up, “This is not affordable at all. This is the unaffordable care act. I don't know what this world is coming to. It's scary. It makes me want to cry... When Obamacare hit I thought, 'Wow, it's gonna be affordable.' That has not been the case... This has just put me in a whirlwind. I have no idea what I'm going to do." Andy and Amy Mangione of Kentucky saw their bills triple thanks to Obamacare.

Obama voters, too, are feeling the pain. Colorado Obamcare supporter Cathy Wagner said after watching her insurance plan killed, “I was really shocked. All of my hopes were sort of dashed. Oh my gosh, President Obama, this is not what we hoped for, it’s not what we were told… Our premium for next year is going up to over $1,000 a month for two of us and we’re two fairly healthy individuals.”

Other Obama supporters have been writing their Democratic congresspeople asking how they can obtain cheap coverage. One couple wrote to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), “We believe that the Act is good for health care, the economy, & the future of our nation. However, ACA options for middle income individuals ages 59 & 60 are unaffordable. We’re learning that many others are similarly affected. In that spirit we ask that you fix this, for all of our sakes.”

Getting Fired: Emory Healthcare has fired 100 workers, with those former employees explaining, “The saddest part... is when, during the announcement, we were told that our job losses are due to the new Affordable Healthcare plan.” Indiana University has fired 50 custodial and maintenance employees thanks to Obamacare. SeaWorld will be cutting worker hours to avoid Obamacare’s 30-hour full-time requirement. In September, Investor’s Business Daily named 258 businesses that had fired or cut back employees. UPS dropped coverage for 15,000 spouses of employees. Colorado Mountain College will be cutting back professor hours to cope with Obamacare.

All of this is merely the tip of the iceberg. Obamacare will continue to destroy lives and, yes, kill people. The horror stories are real. Failing to acknowledge that will continue to damn more Americans to living a nightmare.


Wild Thing's comment..........

Dear God please somehow let us get rid of Obamacare and any other kind of socialized medicine.




Posted by Wild Thing at 12:45 AM

March 31, 2014

Sen. Barrasso: Obama Regime Has “Cooked The Books” On Obamacare Sign Up Numbers


Sen. Barrasso: Obama Regime Has “Cooked The Books” On Obamacare Sign Up Numbers


FOX News


A Republican senator said on Sunday that the lack of details about enrollment numbers suggests the Obama administration has “cooked the books.”

Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., made his comments just hours before the Monday deadline to enroll and was skeptical of the administration’s most recent enrollment figure of 6 million Americans.

“I don’t think it means anything,” he told “Fox News Sunday.” “They are cooking the books on this.”



Wild Thing's comment...........

Nothing would surprise me about Obama or his people and what they are capable of doing.


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March 27, 2014

Fantastic! GOP Candidate Republican Will Brooke Shoots Holes in Obamacare Law in Latest Ad





Republican Will Brooke, a business executive who is running in the GOP primary to replace Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-AL), released this awesome video this week. In the internet ad Brooke literally uses a .40 Glock pistol, a .270 Cooper rifle and an AR-15 to blow holes in Obamacare.



Wild Thing's comment..........

Love it, it would be cool if more of them did this kind of thing.


Posted by Wild Thing at 12:55 AM

March 26, 2014

No One Wants It! So Obama Is Begging and Extending more time to sign up for his socialized medicine deathcare!




Wild Thing's comment.........

Up yours Obama we do NOT want you or your socialized medicine killing machine you call obamacare.


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Steny Hoyer To House Dems: You Must “Embrace” Obamacare (socialized medicine), “It’s the democrats Bill”



Steny Hoyer To House Dems: You Must “Embrace” Obamacare (socialized medicine), “It’s the democrats Bill”

The Hill

House Democrats own ObamaCare and they’ll run on it aggressively ahead of November’s elections, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said Tuesday.

“The fact is that the Affordable Care Act [ACA] is our bill,” he said during a press briefing in the Capitol. “We think it’s good for America. We supported it, and we still do. … And I urge my members to go out and embrace it.

“Now we can … shuck and jive and, you know, bob and weave and duck and hide,” he added, “[but] I don’t think that works.”

Republicans are hoping the troubles that have plagued President Obama’s healthcare reform law – particularly the botched rollout of the administration’s online insurance menu – will pay dividends at the polls, and they’ve focused intently on the law as a Democratic liability with voters.

GOP leaders were energized by this month’s special election victory in Florida, where Republican David Jolly defeated Democrat Alex Sink in a contest where her support for the healthcare law became a central issue.

“If you’re a Democrat in one of those crossover seats, I’d be panicked this morning, because their playbook they’ve given [Democrats] is to run on ObamaCare,” Rep. Greg Walden (Ore.), head of the National Republican Congressional Committee said after Jolly’s win. “Go support the president and go support ObamaCare, and they tried that out and it failed.”


Wild Thing's comment...........

Go for it and yessss it sure as hell is the democrats bill. Go out and embrace Obama and Obamacare, your socialized medicine and we do NOT want any part of .



Posted by Wild Thing at 12:45 AM

March 23, 2014

Socialist Pelosi Longs For Socialized Health Care: “I Wanted Single-Payer, I Wanted A Public Option”




Pelosi Longs For Socialized Health Care: “I Wanted Single-Payer, I Wanted A Public Option”


REP. NANCY PELOSI (D-CA): I take issue — I see these little things in the paper about this or that. But our members — the story that you don’t write or see, maybe because you’re in Washington and our members are out in their districts. And as I travel, I see our members standing tall. As I said to you before, we’re not running on this; we’re running on what the American people want us to run on and that is job creation. Show us the jobs. Where are the jobs?

Why are we not here passing a jobs agenda incident 51 times having political nonsense on the floor of the House? But I’m very proud of our members. Yeah, any bill that is passed is no perfect. I wanted single-payer, I wanted a public option.


You know, I have some changes I would make myself. But as the implementation takes place, as we see improvements that can be made to any compromise, which the bill was, we will do that. But just because people say I don’t want to repeal it but I do want to fix it doesn’t mean they are walking away from it.



Wild Thing's comment.............

And who is telling her off, who is speaking up for America instead of staying silent. I wish we would see Republican politicians telling her off and then explain why she is wrong and how socialism never works.


Posted by Wild Thing at 12:55 AM | Comments (1)

March 22, 2014

Insurers will see double-digit Obamacare price rises in many states next year


Insurers Will See Double-Digit Obamacare Price Hikes in 2015


U.S. consumers eligible for Obamacare health plans could see double-digit price hikes next year in states that fail to draw large numbers of enrollees for 2014, including some states that have been hostile to the healthcare law, according to insurance industry officials and analysts.

The early estimates come as insurance companies set out to design plans they intend to sell in 2015 through the state-based health insurance marketplaces that are a centerpiece of the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama’s signature domestic policy achievement that is widely referred to as Obamacare.

WellPoint Inc, which sells plans on 14 Obamacare exchanges, expects health insurance rates nationwide to be higher. Increases for the Obamacare market that has signed up about 5 million people to date is expected to outpace those in the employer-sponsored market, which serves about 170 million people.

“Looking at the rate increases on a year-over-year basis on our exchanges, and it will vary by carrier, but all of them will probably be in double digit plus,” Ken Goulet, president of WellPoint’s commercial business, told investors in New York on Friday.

The cost of health insurance is already a political hot potato in this year’s election campaign for control of Congress, with Republicans warning of the potential for sky-rocketing rates in their attempt to turn the ballot into a referendum on Obamacare.

Insurers have noted the difficulty of building and pricing plans for 2015, which will mark the second year of the Obamacare exchanges. Enrollment for 2014 closes on March 31, giving them very little time to review the costs of covering their new members before submitting proposed rates to insurance regulators in May and June.



Wild Thing's comment............

If and that is the clincher the if........ if this Obamacare would happen the whole way like it started out, my guess is most of those that voted for Obama would totally freak out and maybe not even vote for another dem.l Maybe I am naive but it would be nice to them all wake up like they should.



Posted by Wild Thing at 12:50 AM

Because Obamacare is NOT Affordable...Pelosi: You Must Say “Affordable, Affordable, AFFORDABLE!!!”




Pelosi: You Must Say “Affordable, Affordable, AFFORDABLE!!!”

We reported on Pelosi dressing down a reporter who dared call Obamacare, “Obamacare” instead of the Affordable Care Act. But the video itself is priceless as Pelosi, in typical crazy fashion, repeats “Affordable” over and over again, as though saying it would make it so.

Click your heels three times while facing west, and it will still be the most UnAffordable Uncaring Act ever passed.



Wild Thing's comment...........

LOL just keep telling lies Nancy, there will always be low intelligence voters that will believe you.



Posted by Wild Thing at 12:45 AM

March 04, 2014

Obamacare Architect: ‘Be Prepared to Kiss Your Insurance Company Good-Bye Forever’


Obamacare Architect: ‘Be Prepared to Kiss Your Insurance Company Good-Bye Forever’


Ezekiel Emanuel, one of the architects behind Obamacare, is now claiming that “insurance companies as we know them are about to die.” Critics of President Barack Obama’s signature health care law have long alleged that one of the real goals of the law was to put private insurance companies out of business.

“The good news is you won’t have insurance companies to kick around much longer. The system is changing,” Emanuel writes in an op-ed on New Republic. “As a result, insurance companies as they are now will be going away. Indeed, they are already evolving. For the next few years insurance companies will both continue to provide services to employers and, increasingly, compete against each other in the health insurance exchanges.”

Due to Obamacare, “new actors will force insurance companies to evolve or become extinct,” he continues. Instead, new groups called “accountable care organizations” (ACOs) must start competing directly in the health care exchanges for exclusive contracts with employers.


The ACOs will have “standardized, guideline-driven care plans for most major conditions and procedures to increase efficiency,” says Emanuel, the brother of Obama’s former chief of staff and current Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

“They will have figured out how to harness their electronic medical records to better identify patients who will become sick and how to intervene early as well as how to care for the well-identified chronically ill so as to reduce costs,” he notes.

from the New Republic op-ed:

The key skill these ACOs and hospital systems lack—the skill insurance companies specialize in—is the actuarial capacity to predict and manage financial risk. But over the next decade this is something they will develop—or purchase. After all, actuarial science is not rocket science, even if it involves a lot of mathematical equations. And with that skill, ACOs and hospital systems will become integrated delivery systems like Kaiser or Group Health of Puget Sound. Then they will cut out the insurance company middle man—and keep the insurance company profits for themselves. Therefore, increasingly these ACOs and hospital systems will transform themselves into integrated delivery systems, entering insurance exchanges and negotiating with employers, in direct competition with insurance companies.

As the ACOs become more established, Emanuel claims contracts between the health systems and employers will become more common, thus “cutting out the insurance companies.”


Once the health systems “make the jump to offering coverage in the exchanges, the health insurance companies will only have a few options if they want to survive, according to Emanuel.

“First, they can refuse to change, in which case they will eventually go out of business,” he writes. “Second, they can shift their business to focus on offering services they have expertise in, particularly analytics, actuarial modeling, risk management, and other management services.”

Finally, the “third evolutionary path is that health insurance companies may transform themselves into integrated delivery systems.”


“So be prepared to kiss your insurance company good-bye forever,” Emanuel concludes.



Wild Thing's comment.............

Damn Obama to hell!!!!!!!!!!!!! And all those like this man and others that created this nightmare and want it to happen.

Just what the Communists in Washington want, to destroy a vital industry in America, the insurance industry. Yep, they are attaining their goals. CONTROL, CONTROL, CONTROL.



Posted by Wild Thing at 12:55 AM | Comments (2)

45-state study: Obamacare offers less choice, higher prices


45-state study: Obamacare offers less choice, higher prices

A new and comprehensive comparison of health insurance options offered by Obamacare versus private websites finds that President Obama's program offers less choice and higher prices than promised by the White House and leading Democrats.

Adding to the list of broken health care promises, the study from the National Center for Public Policy Research found that there were more and cheaper options available on websites outside the health insurance exchange in 2013 than on healthcare.gov and state Obamacare exchanges.

The report, "Obamacare Exchanges: Less Choice, Higher Prices,” looked at options available for a 27-year-old single person and a 57-year-old couple in metropolitan areas across 45 states.


The report found that a 27-year-old male had about 10 more policies to choose from on eHealthinsurance.com and finder.healthcare versus the exchange. The older couple had about nine more policy choices.

Ditto for the cost findings, with the 27-year-old male having access to 32 policies that cost less than the cheapest Obamacare offering, and the 57-year-old couple access to 29 cheaper policies.

"In general, consumers had substantially more policies to choose from on private websites such as eHealthinsurance.com and Finder.healthcare.gov than they presently have on the exchanges," said the study.


"Obamacare supporters, including the president himself and Nancy Pelosi, claimed the exchanges would yield more choice and lower prices," said the study's author, David Hogberg. "This study shows those claims do not stand up.”

The National Center for Public Policy Research, founded in 1982, describes itself as a "non-partisan, free-market, independent conservative think-tank."



Wild Thing's comment...........

All they had to do was make it more competitive for people to buy insurance from other States, good ole capitalism. But instead it had to be Obama's socialized medicine, destructive in every way.



Posted by Wild Thing at 12:49 AM

February 26, 2014

Threats from Obama's IRS WARNS: Obamacare TAX MUST be Paid with Tax Return



Americans for Tax Reform

Obama’s Internal Revenue Service today quietly released a series of Obamacare “Health Care Tax Tips” warning Americans that they must obtain “qualifying” health insurance – as defined by the federal government – or face a “shared responsibility payment” when filing their tax returns in 2015. The term “shared responsibility payment” refers to the Obamacare individual mandate tax, one of at least seven tax hikes in the healthcare law that directly hit families making less than $250,000 per year.


Your 2014 tax return will ask if you had insurance coverage or qualified for an exemption. If not, you may owe a shared responsibility payment when you file in 2015.

In “The Individual Shared Responsibility Payment- An Overview” the agency warns Americans they must prove they were covered each and every month of the year:

For any month in 2014 that you or any of your dependents don’t maintain coverage and don’t qualify for an exemption, you will need to make an individual shared responsibility payment with your 2014 tax return filed in 2015.

In “IRS Reminds Individuals of Health Care Choices for 2014”the agency details the calculations Americans can look forward to if they are liable for the tax:


If you (or any of your dependents) do not maintain coverage and do not qualify for an exemption, you will need to make an individual shared responsibility payment with your return. In general, the payment amount is either a percentage of your household income or a flat dollar amount, whichever is greater. You will owe 1/12th of the annual payment for each month you (or your dependents) do not have coverage and are not exempt. The annual payment amount for 2014 is the greater of:

-1 percent of your household income that is above the tax return filing threshold for your filing status, such as Married Filing Jointly or single, or

-Your family’s flat dollar amount, which is $95 per adult and $47.50 per child, limited to a maximum of $285.


As confirmed by previous IRS testimony to the tax-writing House Committee on Ways and Means, “taxpayers will file their tax returns reporting their health insurance coverage, and/or making a payment”.

Once fully phased in, the Obamacare individual mandate tax will rise steeply, to a maximum of 2.5 percent of Adjusted Gross Income or $2,085 – whichever is higher




Wild Thing's comment..........

No thanks to the traitor Justice Roberts for making this happen and helping Obama destroy our country with socialized medicine.


Posted by Wild Thing at 12:55 AM | Comments (1)

February 20, 2014

Fourth Hospital In Georgia Closes Because of Obamacare


Fourth Hospital In Georgia Closes Because of Obamacare


The fourth Georgia hospital in two years is closing its doors due to severe financial difficulties caused by Obamacare’s payment cuts for emergency services.


The Lower Oconee Community Hospital is, for now, a critical access hospital in southeastern Georgia that holds 25 beds. The hospital is suffering from serious cash-flow problems, largely due to the area’s 23 percent uninsured population, and hopes to reopen as “some kind of urgent care center,” CEO Karen O’Neal said.

Many hospitals in the 25 states that rejected the Medicaid expansion are facing similar financial problems. Liberal administration ally Think Progress has already faulted Georgia for not expanding Medicaid as Obamacare envisioned.

But the reality is more complicated. The federal government has historically made payments to hospitals to cover the cost of uninsured patients seeking free medical care in emergency rooms, as federal law mandates that hospitals must care for all patients regardless of their ability to pay.




Wild Thing's comment............

More destruction because of Obama and his socialized medicine. FUBO


Posted by Wild Thing at 12:45 AM

February 16, 2014

Doctor: Obamacare MS Patients Could Pay $62,000 for Meds


Doctor: Obamacare MS Patients Could Pay $62,000 for Meds

One of the main arguments President Barack Obama used to ram through Obamacare was that it would provide affordable coverage to those with pre-existing conditions.

However, Dr. Daniel Kantor, who treats multiple sclerosis (MS) patients and those suffering from other neurological disorders, told Fox News senior reporter Jim Angle that patients with serious pre-existing conditions like MS and lupus could be facing crippling drug costs under Obamacare due to something known as a "closed drug formulary."

"So it could be that a MS patient could be expected to pay $62,000 just for one medication," said Kantor. "That's a possibility under the new Obamacare going on right now."

Dr. Scott Gottlieb of the conservative American Enterprise Institute (AEI) says that medicines not included on a pre-approved list receive zero coverage. Worse, drugs for some diseases like MS do not have generic versions available.

"You have to pay completely out of pocket to get that medicine, and the money you spend doesn't count against your deductible, and it doesn't count against your out of pocket limits, so you're basically on your own," explains Gottlieb.

That raises the specter of patients not taking their medications, says Dr. Kantor.

Gottlieb says that outside of Obamacare, specialized drugs would still be expensive, but patients at least get "some co-insurance, meaning the plans will pay some of the cost of that."

According to Angle's report, Obamacare may try to address the drug gap in the future. However, "Additional benefits cost more, though, meaning premiums would have to rise, or the networks of providers would shrink even further."

Obamacare patients with serious illness are already experiencing sticker shock. In a NY Post editorial earlier this month, a Tennessee woman with lupus who voted for Obama, Emilie Lamb, had her original health insurance plan canceled and had to take a second job to pay for her far more expensive Obamacare plan.

"Obamacare has made my life a nightmare," said Lamb. "Obamacare is a health plan that is both unaffordable and uncaring. For a law named 'The Affordable Care Act,' this is both backward and uncaring."




Wild Thing's comment...............

Huge costs that people will be forced to pay out of their own pocket and all because of Obama and his socialized medicine.



Posted by Wild Thing at 12:50 AM | Comments (2)

ObamaCare patients with serious pre-existing diseases could face expensive drug costs



ObamaCare patients with serious pre-existing diseases could face expensive drug costs

FOX News


People with serious pre-existing diseases, precisely those the president aimed to help with ObamaCare, could find themselves paying for expensive drug treatments with no help from the health care exchanges.

Those with expensive diseases such as lupus or multiple sclerosis face something called a "closed drug formulary."

Dr. Scott Gottlieb of the American Enterprise Institute explains,"if the medicine that you need isn't on that list, it's not covered at all. You have to pay completely out of pocket to get that medicine, and the money you spend doesn't count against your deductible, and it doesn't count against your out of pocket limits, so you're basically on your own."

The plan had claimed it would rescue those with serious pre-existing conditions.

"So it could be that a MS patient could be expected to pay $62,000 just for one medication," says Dr. Daniel Kantor, who treats MS patients and others with neurological conditions near Jacksonville, Florida. "That’s a possiblity under the new ObamaCare going on right now."

In fact, one conservative group, Americans for Prosperity, is running an ad on exactly this subject, featuring a woman with lupus, an auto-immune disease.

She starts by saying, "I voted for Barack Obama for president. I thought ObamaCare was going to be a good thing."

But Emilie Lamb says she later got a letter saying her insurance was canceled because of ObamaCare, pushing her premiums from $52 to $373 a month.

"I'm having to work a second job, to pay for ObamaCare,” she adds. “For somebody with lupus, that's not an easy thing. If I can't afford to continue to pay for ObamaCare, I don't get my medicine. I don't get to see my doctors."

One of the problems is that drugs for some diseases such as MS do not have generic versions. So without cheaper alternatives and no help from ObamaCare, patients could face huge personal out-of-pocket bills, forcing some to skimp on their medications.

Kantor worries that "this may drive more patients" to not buy their medicines, "which we know is dangerous," he says. "We know MS can be a bad disease when you’re not treating it. When you’re treating it, for most people they handle it pretty well, but we know when you don’t treat (it), it’s the kind of disease where people end up in wheel chairs potentially."

In the commercial market, of course, drugs not on a preferred list would also be more expensive.





Wild Thing's comment.............

I am scared of Obamacare and if I was a person that had to take medicine like this article says, costly medicine I would be terrified.



Posted by Wild Thing at 12:45 AM

February 15, 2014

Because of Obamacare 25 million people, out of the 60 million in small group plans, get dropped in 2014


25 million people, out of the 60 million in small group plans, get dropped in 2014


Another 25 million ObamaCare victims

By Betsy McCaughey

January 14, 2014


It now looks like ObamaCare will hurt twice as many people as it helps — because the law isn’t nearly done with canceling people’s insurance.

The 5 million-plus Americans who’ve seen their health plans canceled thanks to ObamaCare will be joined by millions more this year — because the Affordable Care Act makes their employer-provided policies illegal, as well.

ObamaCare defenders are trying to minimize the coming pain. Jonathan Gruber, an architect of the law, told The Washington Post that the number of “losers” who will have to pay more for the same or inferior coverage will be “very, very small.” Nonsense. ObamaCare exchange plans — the only option for most people who lose on-the-job coverage — are a raw deal.

Yet millions will get dropped from employer-provided coverage over the course of this year and be stuck with that alternative.

Effective Jan. 1 of this year, the Affordable Care Act requires small-group plans to provide 10 “essential benefits.” Many employers renewed their plans late last year to avoid that costly requirement as long as possible. But as the months pass, these plans

And those dropped employees will be stuck with ObamaCare-exchange plans or no insurance at all.

Yet an exchange plan is a ripoff compared with what they’re losing.

On average, US workers with on-the-job individual coverage contribute $999 a year in pre-tax dollars and have a deductible of $1,135, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. On ObamaCare exchanges, all but the lowest earners will pay more (even after subsidies), pay with after-tax dollars, face deductibles of $3,000 to $5,000 for silver and bronze plans and lose access to many doctors and hospitals they’re covered for now.

How many people will this change clobber? Well, about 60 million Americans now get employer-provided insurance via small-group plans. Law firms and other high-end businesses are unlikely to drop coverage, but companies with lots of salespeople, receptionists and other lower-paid workers will say they can’t afford Washington’s “one size fits all” requirement — which, the Heritage Foundation reports, adds an estimated $1.79 an hour to the cost of a 40-hour worker (and more than $2 an hour in states like New York and New Jersey, where health care is more expensive).

Even the chance that ObamaCare’s “employer mandate” will go into effect in 2015 isn’t apt to deter employers from dropping coverage. The penalty for not complying with the mandate would add only 98 cents an hour for a 40-hour worker — a bargain compared with the $1.79 cost of providing coverage plus the enormous amount of red tape, reporting requirements and fees that ObamaCare piles on employers who provide coverage. In truth, the law discourages employers from insuring their workers, making it far easier and cheaper to send them to the exchanges.

That’s why the management consultants at McKinsey & Co. warned in 2011 that nearly a third of employers surveyed already were considering dropping coverage, with the figure rising among those familiar with the law’s requirements.

So a conservative estimate is that 25 million people, out of the 60 million in small group plans, get dropped in 2014. Add that to the 5 million or so whose individual-market already canceled on Jan. 1, and you have a lot of losers.


Indeed, it looks like ObamaCare will create twice as many losers as winners in 2014. The Congressional Budget Office projects that 16 million will gain coverage via the law’s Medicaid expansion (9 million) and subsidized exchange plans (7 million) — and even that’s rosier than the enrollment figures we’ve seen so far.

Thirty million losing insurance; 16 million gaining it. It’ll be hard for Democrats running for election this fall to defend a law that hurts twice as many people as it helps.



Wild Thing's comment...............

Destroy Obamacare asap any way possible.




Posted by Wild Thing at 12:45 AM | Comments (1)

February 05, 2014

Obamacare Law is a Job Killer' -Darrell Issa



Obamacare Law is a Job Killer' -Darrell Issa

"2,400 pages get thrown together in the last minute....The CBO was able to do now is look at the law as it is and find out it's very different than what then-Speaker Pelosi said was going to happen. There were lots of things they said would happen that won't happen. And quite frankly, there's other surprises to come"




Wild Thing's comment............

It is socialism and needs to be eliminated completely.


Posted by Wild Thing at 12:45 AM

February 03, 2014

A Must Read.....‘I will not comply’: Doctor slams Obamacare, sends must-read breakup letter to Aetna




‘I will not comply’: Doctor slams Obamacare, sends must-read breakup letter to Aetna

Kris Held is a doctor “on a mission to get government out of medicine.” Here’s part of her bio:

I have read The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), tweeted it and studied it. I will not implement, comply with it or let my patients live or die by it. Co-Founder AmericanDoctors4Truth.org

And she meant every word.

Here’s the letter she sent to Aetna when she discovered the insurer was “selling plans for which I am a provider-effectively selling my services without even asking, much less informing me that my services would be sold on such a site, under the auspices of new terms with which I will not comply.”

Notification of Termination to Aetna

January 30, 2014

Dear Mr. Bertolini,

With a deep sense of sadness, I must inform you that I will no longer serve as a physician for Aetna patients under the terms of our contractual agreement, which you most recently unilaterally changed.

I have been privileged and honored to care for thousands of patients covered by Aetna policies since the 1990’s. I have devoted my life to providing the very best, state-of-the-art care to these individuals. We have formed a patient-doctor relationship, which I hope many will chose to continue in spite of my severing ties with Aetna. You see, health insurance has evolved such that insurers and government have inserted themselves smack-dab in the middle of the once sacred patient-doctor relationship. I am called a provider- not a doctor. My patient is now yours- not mine. What I can do as a physician now has strangulating strings and nonsensical numbers attached- to you and government and money-not the best interests of the patients.

Obamacare, the “law of the land”, contains ever-changing-at-the-whim-of-HHS, politically-expedient mandates, rewards, penalties, rules and regulations with which I cannot rationally or morally treat my patients and run a practice, much-less interpret, implement, or comply.

Millions of Americans have lost coverage because of the healthcare law and must now shop on a defective, insecure government website and sign up for more expensive policies through Federal and State exchanges. Only by logging in as a prospective patient did my office manager and I discover that Aetna was selling plans for which I am a provider-effectively selling my services without even asking, much less informing me that my services would be sold on such a site, under the auspices of new terms with which I will not comply.

Then, after the fact, I received a form letter informing me of Aetna’s “new allowables”. I will not sell my services under such terms. While treated as such, patients and doctors are not commodities worthy of such impersonal, inconsiderate, and cavalier treatment. We choose dignity and personal service over disrespect and form letters.

So here we are, you are getting new business offering health insurance plans featuring my services without my consent under terms which are unacceptable to me. Accept this as my official written notice that the changes that you have unilaterally made to our contract are unacceptable to me and make our contract null and void. You must explain this to your patients. You must tell them that they have purchased a product that was misrepresented to them and that you cannot deliver. It saddens me to think of the decreased access to care from actual physicians and the shockingly increased costs Aetna patients will now experience because of your choice to collude with big government rather than collaborate with patients and physicians.

Kristin S. Held, MD




Wild Thing's comment..............

Fantastic.


Here is more information about her from her blog.........

krisheldmd
Constitution-defending Conservative Christian Texan Physician Patient Survivor Mother of 4 daughters Small business owner on a mission to get government out of medicine. I have read The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), tweeted it and studied it. I will not implement, comply with it or let my patients live or die by it. Co-Founder AmericanDoctors4Truth.org




Posted by Wild Thing at 12:55 AM | Comments (2)

January 30, 2014

In California At Least 43 Convicted Criminals Working As Obamacare Navigators and YOU give them your personal information


California: At Least 43 Convicted Criminals Working As Obamacare Navigators


At least 43 convicted criminals are working as Obamacare navigators in California, including three individuals with records of significant financial crimes.

Although some of the offenses are decades old, and although convicted criminals account for only 1 percent of the 3,729 certified enrollment counselors in the state, Californians still have good cause to be concerned about their privacy.

Even a single crooked navigator could do significant harm to the public. That’s because when navigators sign consumers up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, they have access to lots of private information, including Social Security numbers, home addresses, and financial data — basically, everything on the wish list of identity thieves and fraudsters. Navigators also are likely to work with a population that is more vulnerable than average.

Limited statistics released by Covered California — the state’s new health-insurance exchange — showed that one navigator has repeat forgery offenses — one in 1982, then another in 1994, with a burglary in between. Another had two forgery convictions in 1988, in addition to a domestic-violence charge a decade later. Another committed welfare fraud in 1999 and had shoplifted on at least two prior occasions. Since 2000, individuals now working as navigators have committed crimes including child abuse, battery, petty theft, and evading a police officer. At least seven navigators have multiple convictions.




Wild Thing's comment............

I would never ever give personal information to these people. It is surprising there are not tons of complaints about this.


Posted by Wild Thing at 12:50 AM | Comments (1)

January 28, 2014

Democrat Jim Moran Says Obamacare Is Unraveling & “We Don’t Have a Solution”






Democrat Jim Moran Says Obamacare Is Unraveling & “We Don’t Have a Solution” ( audio )


Virginia Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA) appeared on a local radio station on Friday to discuss ObamaCare, and let this slip out:

“I’m afraid that the millennials, if you will, are less likely to sign up. I think they feel more independent, I think they feel a little more invulnerable than prior generations,” Moran says. “But I don’t think we’re going to get enough young people signing up to make this bill work as it was intended to financially.”

There you go. Even Democrats are starting to realize that the ObamaCare death spiral is not just an inconvenient talking point among Republicans, but a serious ObamaCare crisis that has to be addressed. Don’t count on the Democrats to address it, either.

“I just don’t know how we’re going to do it frankly,” he says. “If we had a solution I’d be telling the president right now.”

Obamacare is so unpopular with younger Americans that 47 percent say they support recalling the president.



Wild Thing's comment...........

Get rid of it!!!!


Posted by Wild Thing at 12:45 AM

January 22, 2014

Target Drops Health Insurance For Part-Time Workers Because of Obamacare



Target Drops Health Insurance For Part-Time Workers Because of Obamacare


Target Corp. said it will end health insurance for part-time employees, joining Trader Joe’s Co., Home Depot Inc. and other retailers that have scaled back benefits in response to changes from Obamacare.

About 10 percent of Target’s part-time employees, defined as those working fewer than 30 hours a week, use the company’s health plans now, according to an announcement posted today on the Minneapolis-based company’s website. Target said it would pay $500 to part-timers losing coverage and a consulting firm will help workers sign up for new Obamacare plans.

The U.S. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is the largest regulatory overhaul of health care since the 1960s, creating a system of penalties and rewards to encourage people to obtain medical insurance. The law known as Obamacare doesn’t require most companies to cover part-time workers, and offering them health plans may disqualify those people from subsidies in new government-run insurance exchanges that opened in October.

“Health care reform is transforming the benefits landscape and affecting how all employers, including Target, administer health benefits coverage,” Jodee Kozlak, Target’s executive vice president of human resources, said in the web posting. She cited “new options available for our part-time team, and the historically low number of team members who elected to enroll in the part-time plan.”

The health law requires all companies employing 50 or more people to offer health insurance to employees working 30 or more hours starting in 2015. No part-timers will see their hours cut, Kozlak said. Target, the second largest U.S. discount retailer, had an estimated 361,000 total employees at the end of the last fiscal year, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.





Wild Thing's comment..............

More people without insurance and all because of Obama.


Posted by Wild Thing at 12:45 AM

January 21, 2014

Obama Could Care Less! Cancer Patient’s Treatment Put On Hold Because of Obamacare


Cancer Patient’s Treatment Put On Hold Because of Obamacare


FOX News


A woman diagnosed with breast cancer, whose life-saving surgery has been postponed after she lost her doctors under ObamaCare, made a heartfelt plea Sunday to President Obama to amend the Affordable Care Act.

In an exclusive appearance on “Fox & Friends,” Josie Gracchi, who has been diagnosed with ductal-invasive carcinoma, looked into the camera and addressed Obama: “I would like my health care taken care of. I was insured. I think anyone who is going through a serious illness should have immediate responses. I shouldn’t have to wait months, weeks, to even be considered for surgery that I should have had weeks ago.”

Gracchi was forced to postpone her Jan. 3 biopsy and follow-up treatment at New York’s Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, the largest private cancer center in the world, when her insurance rolled over into a new plan that was part of an exchange under the Affordable Care Act.

“As of January 1, my insurance plan rolled over into a new ObamaCare plan that is part of the exchange and my doctors are no longer available in my network, so the surgeons that I was dealing with … I no longer have access to,” Gracchi told Fox News.

Gracchi said Sloan-Kettering and her primary doctor are trying to help her get through the situation. She said she has had difficulty trying to find comparable doctors and surgeons that could assist her on Healthcare.gov, the ObamaCare website.


Wild Thing's comment.............

The joys of socialized medicine......death to as many as possible.


Posted by Wild Thing at 12:47 AM

January 17, 2014

38 Obamacare navigators in NM appeared on FBI Crime database



38 Obamacare navigators in NM appeared on FBI Crime database

An investigation by the National Review, one of the leading conservative media outlets in the country, reports that one in seven navigators in New Mexico hired to help consumers work their way through the Affordable Care Act appeared on the FBI’s National Crime Information Center database.

But an official with the state’s Affordable Care Act Implementation Projects emphasizes that while a person’s name may turn up on the FBI database, it does not mean they pose any risk to consumers and says the navigators have been properly vetted.

According to the story, 38 New Mexico health-care guides or certified application counselors received their certification to deal with consumers working their way through what’s colloquially called “Obamacare,” even though their names matched the FBI database. The National Review’s inspection could not determine how many of the 38 navigators had actually been convicted of a crime.




Wild Thing's comment................

This kind of thing always shocks me. How people hire and allow a person like these 38 ( and we have heard this several times so it is happening a lot with Obamacare) to work with things of highly private matters like citizens identity. Making it so easy to commit identity theft.


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January 16, 2014

Sen. Marco Rubio Moves to Try and Block Barack Obama from doing a Bailout for Insurance Companies to Prop Up ObamaCare



Senator Rubio Discusses Potential ObamaCare Bailout on "Special Report"


Sen. Marco Rubio is moving to try and block Barack Obama from doing what is inevitable with the disaster of ObamaCare: Bailout the Insurance Companies.

There is simply no way ObamaCare will be solvent in and of itself. Not enough young adults are signing up to pay for the older, sicker people being subsidized by the Government. As a result, it is inevitable Obama will try to reimburse Insurance Companies for their losses to keep premiums from going sky high, and to prop up the disastrous system.

Marco Rubio sees that handwriting on the wall, and is proposing legislation to keep that from happening:

Senator Rubio Discusses His Legislation to Prevent ObamaCare Bailout With Hugh Hewitt









Wild Thing's comment.............

I hope they can stop this and also get rid of Obamacare completely. That would be a dream come true.


Posted by Wild Thing at 12:47 AM

January 11, 2014

Democrat Sen. Mark Udall (Colorado) accused of trying to change ObamaCare stats


Democrat Sen. Mark Udall (Colorado) accused of trying to change ObamaCare stats

Dem senator under fire for pressuring agency to change insurance cancellation stats


Democratic Colorado Sen. Mark Udall is under fire following reports that his staff pressured the Colorado Division of Insurance to walk back its claims that 250,000 people in the state had their health insurance canceled due to ObamaCare.

"It's downright shameful that Sen. Udall would attempt to intimidate state employees to give him political cover," Colorado GOP Chairman Ryan Call told FOX31 in Denver.

The allegations surfaced Thursday after the news site Complete Colorado published emails between Udall's office and the Colorado insurance agency last November. At the time, controversy was heating up over the hundreds of thousands of insurance cancellation notices going out -- the cancellations undercut President Obama's campaign-trail assertions that those who like their health plans can keep them.

Udall's staff challenged the Colorado agency for saying there had been 249,000 cancellations.

"Sen. Udall says our numbers were wrong. They are not wrong," one insurance department official wrote, according to a Nov. 14 email. "Cancellation notices affected 249,199 people. They want to trash our numbers. I'm holding strong while we get more details. Many have already done early renewals. Regardless, they received cancellation notices."

The dispute apparently was over the fact that many of those receiving cancellation notices were also being offered renewals.

"We reached out to the Dept. of Insurance because 250,000 cancellations was radically different than the number we were hearing from the insurance industry," Udall spokesman Mike Saccone told FOX31 Denver. "In fact, 96 percent of Coloradans who received 'cancellation letters' were offered an opportunity to renew their current coverage. To the average Coloradan, that is not a cancellation."

Udall's office wanted that clarification to be made.

But the tone of the emails drew accusations of intimidation.

One email showed the same insurance agency official telling colleagues she got a "very hostile phone call" from Udall's deputy chief of staff.

Another email showed a Udall staffer telling the division "we need to move on this ASAP -- or we'll be forced to challenge the 249K number ourselves."

Brook Hougesen, a spokeswoman with the National Republican Senatorial Committee, said in a statement that Udall "authorized his staff to pressure and intimidate state officials to manipulate health care cancellation statistics resulting from ObamaCare."

Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., also wrote a letter on Thursday to state Insurance Commissioner Marguerite Salazar pressing for details about their insurance cancellation calculations.



Wild Thing's comment..........

More corruption form democrats. Amazing isn't it how low and lacking in good character democrats always show up to be and the most corrupt across the board compared to Republicans. Yes there have been and are corrupt Republicans but not even close to the amount in the democrat party.



Posted by Wild Thing at 12:45 AM

January 03, 2014

Hospitals Turning People With Obamacare Away Because They Can’t Tell If Their Plans Are Active



Hospitals Turning People With Obamacare Away Because They Can’t Tell If Their Plans Are Active

Hospital staff in Northern Virginia are turning away sick people on a frigid Thursday morning because they can’t determine whether their Obamacare insurance plans are in effect.

Patients in a close-in DC suburb who think they’ve signed up for new insurance plans are struggling to show their December enrollments are in force, and health care administrators aren’t taking their word for it.

In place of quick service and painless billing, these Virginians are now facing the threat of sticker-shock that comes with bills they can’t afford.

‘They had no idea if my insurance was active or not!’ a coughing Maria Galvez told MailOnline outside the Inova Healthplex facility in the town of Springfield.


She was leaving the building without getting a needed chest x-ray.

‘The people in there told me that since I didn’t have an insurance card, I would be billed for the whole cost of the x-ray,’ Galvez said, her young daughter in tow. ‘It’s not fair – you know, I signed up last week like I was supposed to.’


The x-ray’s cost, she was told, would likely be more than $500.


Galvez said she enrolled in a Carefirst Blue Cross bronze plan at a cost of about $450 per month through healthcare.gov, three days before Christmas.


‘No one has sent me a bill,’ she said. [...]

A similar situation frustrated Mary, an African-American woman small businesswoman who asked MailOnline not to publish her last name. She was leaving the Inova Alexandria Hospital in Alexandria, Virginia with two family members.

‘I had chest pains last night, and they took me in the emergency room,’ Mary said. ‘They told me they were going to admit me, but when I told them I hadn’t heard from my insurance company since I signed up, they changed their tune.’




Wild Thing's comment.............

Another show drops on Obamacare and it's effect on people.


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Small Business Group Says NOT A SINGLE MEMBER Has Seen Health-Care Costs Go Down Under Obamacare


Small Business Group Says NOT A SINGLE MEMBER Has Seen Health-Care Costs Go Down Under Obamacare

In 2011 during his reelection campaign Barack Obama promised Americans who “get their insurance from the workplace” will see $3,000 in savings thanks to Obamacare.

The National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB), a group representing 11,000 members and small businesses, has not had a single member report health-care savings under Obamacare.

The New York Post

New York’s small-business owners, seniors and doctors are among the big losers as President Obama’s prescription for health-insurance reform takes effect.

The National Federation of Independent Businesses, an organization that represents nearly 11,000 entrepreneurs across the state, says it has yet to find a single member whose health-care costs are going down under the ObamaCare program, whose plans took effect New Year’s Day.

Meanwhile, an “overwhelming majority” of businesses canvassed by the group has reported increases in their insurance premiums, said Mike Durant, the NFIB’s New York director.



Wild Thing's comment..............

There really is nothing good about Obamacare on any level.


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December 28, 2013

Krauthammer on the 20 New ObamaCare Taxes Headed our Way: “A Huge Transfer of Wealth”





Krauthammer on the 20 New ObamaCare Taxes Headed our Way: “A Huge Transfer of Wealth”


Krauthammer was on The Factor last night guest hosted by Juan. The topic was initially was Obamacare and the new fees and taxes that are coming. Juan asked Krauthammer about the new taxes and where is the money going. Krauthammer's response - where do think Sandra Fluke is getting free contraception. There is over $1 trillion on new Obamacare taxes. And there is the hidden tax of higher insurance premiums due to unneeded benefits. Obama is the greatest wealth trasnfer in the history of this country. And the liberal media chose to ignore it long enough to get Obama re-elected.



Wild Thing's comment.............

Thank you Charles.



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Obamacare Patients May Have Trouble Finding Docs Who Accept Their Plans





Obamacare Patients May Have Trouble Finding Docs Who Accept Their Plans




Wild Thing's comment...........

It is a disgrace how this is happening in our country, when it never ever had to be like this. It will get worse and we know it. All we have to do is look at other counties that have socialized medicine and see the future.




Posted by Wild Thing at 12:47 AM

December 22, 2013

Poll: 1 In 4 Voters Know Someone Who Has Lost Insurance because of Horrible Obamacare


Poll: 1 In 4 Voters Know Someone Who Has Lost Insurance because of Horrible Obamacare


One in four Americans have either lost their health insurance because of Obamacare or know someone who has, according to a new poll shared first with The Daily Caller.

The YG Network Congressional District Poll of 1,652 likely voters in 11 competitive U.S. House districts indicates Obamacare will be a powerful issue that motivates voters in important races in 2014.

Twenty-seven percent of respondents claimed knowing someone or personally receiving a health-insurance cancellation notice. Seventy-three percent said they didn’t have that experience.

In the same poll, 57 percent said these cancellation notices would be one of the most important issues in the 2014 election cycle. More than eight in 10 of those polled blamed both congressional Democrats and President Barack Obama for the cancellations.



Wild Thing's comment..........

I know several and they are not happy about it. Plus they did NOT vote for Obama and did all they could to strop this nightmare.



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December 14, 2013

More Obamacare Horror on the way... Here come the Obamacare TAXES


EDITORIAL: Here come the Obamacare taxes


LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL

First came the compliance burdens. Then came the expensive website woes, millions of policy cancellations and skyrocketing premiums. But if you thought Obamacare couldn’t be less popular, guess again. Here come the taxes.

As reported Sunday by the Review-Journal’s Jennifer Robison, there are a slew of new taxes to help pay for the boondoggle that is the Affordable Care Act, and the Internal Revenue Service will be reaching deep into wallets to collect that money starting next year. Those with high incomes face the biggest increases, but people at all income levels ultimately will feel the costs of the health care law — beyond higher deductibles and out-of-pocket expenses.

Single filers earning more than $200,000 and joint filers who earn more than $250,000 will see a 0.9 percent Medicare surtax on top of the existing 1.45 percent Medicare payroll tax, as well as a 3.8 percent Medicare tax on unearned income (investment dividends, rental income, interest and capital gains on property). And as Ms. Robison reported, that’s on top of the 2013 increases in the capital gains tax and the highest income tax bracket, meaning high earners are seeing a substantial tax jump in just two years’ time.

For the majority of taxpayers, whose income doesn’t meet that $200,000/$250,000 threshold, there are new limits on medical expense deductions and on flexiblespending accounts that are used to pay for everything from prescriptions to braces or even tuition for special-needs children.

Then, of course, there’s the dreaded individual mandate, which hits taxpayers who don’t obtain expensive Obamacare-compliant health coverage. For 2014, the penalty is $95 per person ($285 family maximum) or 1 percent of taxable income, whichever is greater. If your taxable income is $60,000, that’s a $600 tax. For the tax year 2016, those penalties rise to $695 per person ($2,085 family maximum) or 2.5 percent of taxable income, or a $1,500 tax on that $60,000 income.

How many families can afford that kind of tax hit?

Yes, there are some credits, particularly for small businesses. But as Bill McCarthy, a partner in the local accounting firm McCarthy Kaster CPAs, told Ms. Robison, figuring out the existing credit often chews up much of the savings because of record-keeping requirements and paperwork. “You might save $2,000, but the cost to calculate that is $1,000,” Mr. McCarthy said. That credit grows in 2014, but it’s unclear how many small companies might bother taking it — the Obama administration’s projections on everything from enrollment to pricing have been far off the mark.

Don’t forget the delayed employer mandate, which takes effect Jan. 1, 2015. Businesses that have at least 50 full-time equivalent employees and don’t offer Obamacare-compliant coverage will be taxed between $2,000 and $3,000 per worker.

One employer tax was not delayed to 2015: an annual reissuance fee of $63 per per insured person, a levy intended to bail out insurance companies for covering pre-existing conditions. So businesses are taxed if they offer medical benefits and taxed if they don’t. The reissuance tax is so bad the Obama administration wants to exempt unions as a political favor.

With each passing day, more Americans are realizing the Affordable Care Act isn’t affordable at all. It makes people and businesses pay more for worse coverage with less choice and it hits them with higher tax bills, all to subsidize insurance for a select few. As Washington Examiner columnist Byron York wrote this week, the Obama administration’s new promotional push to prop up this failing law doesn’t mention what was supposed to be the primary goal: helping Americans buy affordable health insurance.

Remember President Barack Obama’s promise that the law would reduce average annual family health insurance premiums by $2,500?

Despite the law’s myriad other failings — it has actually increased the number of uninsured — its resulting lack of affordability is enough to justify full repeal. This is not a healthy economy. There are not enough jobs. Obamacare and its tax and regulatory burdens are hurting, not helping.


Wild Thing's comment.............

Obamacare can we ever get rid of it???? I hope and pray we can.


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Sebelius Declines to Say If She Ever Offered Resignation



Sebelius Declines to Say If She Ever Offered Resignation

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, the administration official who has been the face of the Affordable Care Act and who has shouldered much of the blame for the troubled HealthCare.gov website, declined to say Friday whether she had ever offered her resignation to President Barack Obama.

“I’m not going to discuss what I talk about with the president,” she said during an appearance in Miami.

Mrs. Sebelius has spent the last three-and-a-half years implementing the Affordable Care Act. So, when problems began to mount amid the botched rollout of the online insurance marketplace, a number of Republican lawmakers called for her dismissal or resignation.


So far, the Obama administration hasn’t fired anyone for the malfunctioning website, but the White House brought in Jeffrey Zients, a trusted adviser, to lead the effort to fix HealthCare.gov.

Mr. Obama has stood by Mrs. Sebelius, noting that she didn’t write the code for the website. On Friday, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney would not address the question of whether Mrs. Sebelius had offered to resign but repeated that the president has confidence in his cabinet secretary and appreciates the work she has done.

In Miami, Mrs. Sebelius also waved off a question about whether the president’s promise that “if you like your plan, you can keep your plan” was a lie.




Wild Thing's comment...........

But of course no dem is to blame anything that ever happens is Republicans fault. sheesh



Posted by Wild Thing at 03:47 AM

December 12, 2013

Sebelius: “I Don’t Know” How Many Regulations Obamacare Has Created








Sebelius: “I Don’t Know” How Many Regulations Obamacare Has Created

Obamacare regulations alone run 10,535 pages or 11,588,500 words, which is 30 times longer than the law itself.....CLICK HERE for article about this fact.


Wild Thing's comment................

Liars don't care about facts, liars react insulted if you pressure them to even attempt at telling the truth.



Posted by Wild Thing at 12:48 AM

HHS Kathleen Sebelius Told Contractors Not To Cooperate With Congressional Investigators Looking Into Obamacare


HHS Kathleen Sebelius Told Contractors Not To Cooperate With Congressional Investigators Looking Into Obamacare

Bloomberg News


The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services told contractors not to cooperate with Congress’s efforts to investigate work related to the Obamacare website, a top Republican lawmaker said.

The agency informed Creative Computing Solutions Inc. on Dec. 6 that it isn’t authorized to disclose security testing information and other details to third parties, according to a letter today from Representative Darrell Issa to Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

The department may have sent similar letters to other contractors working on the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, wrote Issa, a California Republican and chairman of the House oversight committee.

The department’s actions constitute “criminal obstruction of a congressional investigation,” he said in the letter.



Wild Thing's comment.............

Obama and his admin. sure do use thug threats and dictatorship on people. sheesh.
None of them love America, that's for sure.



Posted by Wild Thing at 12:45 AM

December 11, 2013

Racist Afirmative Action Gen. Colin Powell Endorses Single-Payer Health Care


Colin Powell Endorses Single-Payer Health Care

At a prostate cancer survivors breakfast last week, former Secretary of State Colin Powell, a Republican, marveled at the quality of single-payer health care systems abroad and suggested the U.S. follow suit.

Amid frustration with the rollout of President Barack Obama's health care plan, some members of Congress who agree with Powell are pushing for consideration of such a system.

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., introduced the American Health Security Act of 2013 on Monday, which would require states to create their own single-payer insurance systems. A House version was introduced in March by Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Wash.

In single-payer systems, the government pays for most non-elective medical care. Supporters say adopting that tax-financed model would improve care and dramatically reduce costs by eliminating overhead and insurance company profits. Opponents fear rationing and reduced personal choice.


he 2010 Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, retained the private health insurance industry and forces Americans to buy private insurance policies or face a fine. Attempts to include a public health insurance option were blocked by Republicans and conservative Democrats who feared it would be a backdoor to a single-payer system.

Powell said, however, that he would welcome the adoption of a socialized insurance system.


"I don't see why we can't do what Europe is doing, what Canada is doing, what Korea is doing, what all these other places are doing," Powell said at the Dec. 5 event. "I am not an expert in health care, or Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act, or however you choose to describe it, but I do know this: I have benefited from that kind of universal health care in my 55 years of public life."




Wild Thing's comment.............


Screw you Colin Powell. I have zero respect for your racist pos phony millitary career and all of your kissing up while others fought.



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December 10, 2013

Obamacare Could Force Thousands Of Volunteer Fire Departments To Close


Obamacare Could Force Thousands Of Volunteer Fire Departments To Close


Volunteer fire departments all across the U.S. could find themselves out of money and unable to operate unless Congress or the Obama Administration exempts them from the Affordable Care Act.

‘I thought the kinks were worked out of Obamacare at the first of the month, Central Florida volunteer firefighter Carl Fabrizi told Sunshine State News. ‘Man, oh, man, this could potentially destroy some real good companies in Florida.’

The U.S. Department of Labor takes the term ‘volunteer’ literally, but the IRS says volunteer firefighters are technically employees if they’re on the job more than 30 hours per week, making them subject to Obamacare’s employee-mandate rules.




Wild Thing's comment.............


Obamacare will effect every American's life one way or another.


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December 09, 2013

Obamacare Will Exclude Top Hospitals



Obamacare Will Exclude Top Hospitals


Financial Times


Americans who are buying insurance plans over online exchanges, under what is known as Obamacare, will have limited access to some of the nation’s leading hospitals, including two world-renowned cancer centers.

Amid a drive by insurers to limit costs, the majority of insurance plans being sold on the new healthcare exchanges in New York, Texas, and California, for example, will not offer patients’ access to Memorial Sloan Kettering in Manhattan or MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, two top cancer centres, or Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, one of the top research and teaching hospitals in the country.

Experts say the move by insurers to limit consumers’ choices and steer them away from hospitals that are considered too expensive, or even “inefficient”, reflects the new competitive landscape in the insurance industry since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, Barack Obama’s 2010 healthcare law.

It could become another source of political controversy for the Obama administration next year, when the plans take effect. Frustrated consumers could then begin to realize what is not always evident when buying a product as complicated as healthcare insurance: that their new plans do not cover many facilities or doctors “in network”. In other words, the facilities and doctors are not among the list of approved providers in a certain plan.

Under some US health insurance plans, consumers can elect to visit medical facilities that are “out of network”, but they would probably incur high out of pocket costs and may need referrals to prove that such care is medically necessary.



Wild Thing's comment............

Wake up Obama voters and stop being stupid.


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December 06, 2013

The Media's Lying About ObamaCare Enrollment Numbers



The Media's Lying About ObamaCare Enrollment Numbers


If you have "enrolled" in something, that means you have "obtained" it, and if you have not yet paid for your health insurance, you are not insured or enrolled. This isn't a debatable point among the intellectually honest, and yet this truth hasn't stopped many in the mainstream media from assuming their natural position of joining a White House propaganda push -- which in this case is to artificially inflate news of public demand for ObamaCare.

Last month, the Obama administration itself admitted it was going to change the definition of "enrollee" into something it is not. “In the data that will be released … ‘enrollment’ will measure people who have filled out an application and selected a qualified health plan in the marketplace,” a source told The Washington Post. Which is the kind of dishonesty we expect from President You-Can-Keep-Your-Insurance.

A legitimate and honest news media, however, would not blindly play along. And yet, among others, NBC News, Politico, and Reuters have eagerly engaged in the anti-science art of screaming good news about ObamaCare "enrollment" in their headlines.

But the headlines are a lie. The numbers being breathlessly reported are not enrollments, these are people who have only gone so far as to put an item in a shopping cart by, or as the Administration itself put it, "selected a qualified health plan in the marketplace."

Selected is not enrollment any more than black is white.

For some context about just how far the media is going to carry the Administration's water and mislead the public the public, studies show that more than two-thirds of online shoppers do not follow through with a purchase after placing an item in a shopping cart.

Moreover, the media are not even demanding or putting public pressure on the Administration to release the real enrollment figures. If you'll pardon the mixed metaphor, our stenographers to power are instead panting at the feet of President Obama looking for a forgiving pat on the head.

Worse still, even as the media lies about the number of ObamaCare enrollments, the media is reporting on the fact that the backend of ObamaCare, including the part that pays insurance providers and sees to it that they get the right customer enrollment information, is an unmitigated disaster.

One insurance provider, Physicians Health Plan of Northern Indiana, reports that they have received payment from only 20% of applicants. How much of that 80% is due to people abandoning their shopping carts and will never pay, and how much is due to a Potemkin website that can't follow through on what the front end promises to deliver?

And yet our unbiased, objective, not-at-all liberal media is falsely reporting that those 80% are enrolled, when they are not.

But what else should we expect from a media that spent 3 years covering up the ugly truths about ObamaCare because they were too busy investigating Ann Romney's horse, Mitt Romney's 50 year-old pranks, and a racist rock painted over 25 years ago found on a property not owned by Rick Perry.

The media have absolutely no idea how many people have enrolled for ObamaCare, and like good dogs, they apparently don't want to know.



Wild Thing's comment............

Not surprised, why or why can't people stop telling lies. Enough is enough sheesh.



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December 05, 2013

Much Harder To Get Doctor Under Obamacare!!!!




Obamacare Fallout New Warnings About Limited Access To Doctors


Obamacare Fallout New Warnings About Limited Access To Doctors - The Kelly File with Megyn Kelly





Wild Thing's comment...............

Wake up idiots, Obamacare will kill people!!


Thank God those that come to this blog did what they could to warn others how terrible this would be. Thank you!



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December 04, 2013

Cybersecurity Expert: Amazon Would Be a "10" on Security, Healthcare.gov is a 1 or 2..."Stay Away From It" [Audio]







David Kennedy, a former NSA analyst and CEO of TrustedSec is hired by big companies to test the security of their computer systems. In an interview this afternoon on the Sean Hannity radio program he gives the healthcare.gov website a rating of 1 or 2 in terms of security. He warns people not to go onto the website because it is simply not safe.

"I'd say stay away from it"..."What we found was the basic things weren't even addressed"..."We're finding this without even touching the website, what really lies underneath is the real concerning part"




Expert: Healthcare.gov Security Risks Even Worse After ‘Fix’

Obamacare website more vulnerable to security breaches

“It doesn’t appear that any security fixes were done at all,” David Kennedy, CEO of the online security firm TrustedSec, told the Washington Free Beacon.


Kennedy said fundamental safeguards missing from Healthcare.gov that were identified by his company more than a month ago have yet to be put in place.

“There are a number of security concerns already with the website, and that’s without even actually hacking the site, that’s just a purely passive analysis of [it],” he said. “We found a number of critical exposures that were around sensitive information, the ability to hack into the site, things like that. We reported those issues and none of those appear to have been addressed at all.”

After warning Americans when testifying before Congress on Nov. 19 to stay away from Healthcare.gov, Kennedy now says the situation is even worse.

“They said they implemented over 400 bug fixes,” he said. “When you recode the application to fix these 400 bugs—they were rushing this out of the door to get the site at least so it can work a little bit—you’re introducing more security flaws as you go along with it because you don’t even check that code.”

“I’m a little bit more skeptical now, and I would still definitely advise individuals to not use the website because it’s definitely something that I don’t believe is secure and neither did the four individuals that testified in front of Congress,” Kennedy said. “I think there’s some major security concerns there around privacy and information, and they haven’t even come close to being addressed, and won’t be in the short term.”



Wild Thing's comment............

No way would I ever go to their website.


Posted by Wild Thing at 12:50 AM

December 03, 2013

UPS Forced To Drop Spousal Health Care Benefits Because of Obamacare






UPS Forced To Drop Spousal Health Care Benefits Because of Obamacare


UPS Chief Financial Officer Kurt Kuehn confirmed to CNBC’s Squawk Box Monday that Obamacare’s mandates had increased costs for the company and were the reason it dropped health benefits for 15,000 spouses of its employees.



Wild Thing's comment.............

I wonder how many of these people voted for Obama, just curious.



Posted by Wild Thing at 12:50 AM

Insurance Companies say ObamaCare site producing flawed forms


Insurance companies say ObamaCare site producing flawed forms

FOX News


So you think you've succeeded in making it through the ObamaCare website maze, and now you have health insurance? You might want to think again.

Despite the Obama administration's claim that HealthCare.gov is "vastly improved," insurance companies are still grappling with error-riddled files fed to them from the flawed website. The lingering glitch could cause major problems weeks down the road, resulting in people thinking they've signed up when insurance companies have no record of them doing so.

These so-called "back-end" problems were largely glossed over when federal health officials confidently claimed over the weekend they had met their own goals for improving the website by Dec. 1.

Administration officials said early Sunday that they have fixed roughly 400 computer "bugs" and increased capacity so the site can now handle more than 800,000 users daily with an error rate of less than 1 percent. Jeff Zients, the official appointed to fix the ObamaCare site since its disastrous Oct. 1 rollout, said it is "night and day from what it was."

But insurers continue to deal with the same set of problems that have shaken their confidence for weeks in the system they have to rely on to enroll new customers.

"Until the enrollment process is working from end-to-end, many consumers will not be able to enroll in coverage," Karen Ignagni, president of America's Health Insurance Plans, said in a statement.

She said "significant 'back-end' issues'" need to be addressed, and particularly the "ongoing problems" processing enrollment files known as "834 files."

These are forms that give insurance companies basic information about would-be customers.

But they've had problems for weeks. AHIP spokesman Robert Zirkelbach told FoxNews.com that companies are receiving duplicative and inaccurate forms, and "in some cases, plans are not getting the enrollment files at all."

Getting that fixed, he said, is "critical."

The New York Times reports that companies are getting flooded with phone calls from people who think they've signed up -- though they're not on record as having done so.

The ongoing problems mean that people who believe they have a health plan could be in for a surprise on Jan. 1.



Wild Thing's comment..............

People should also be very concerned with all the identity theft that is going to happen.




Posted by Wild Thing at 12:47 AM

Jay Carney Denies People Are Getting Error Messages On Obamacare Website







Carney Denies People Are Getting Error Messages On Obamacare Website…




Wild Thing's comment...............

Just keep telling lies Jay, and thank Ed Henry ( with FOX) for hammering away at trying to get the truth out of Jay Carney's mouth.



Posted by Wild Thing at 12:45 AM

November 30, 2013

Under Obamacare, You May Not Be Able To Access Top Hospitals



Under Obamacare, You May Not Be Able To Access Top Hospitals


Doctors and hospitals are chosing not to be involved because the reimbursement is both limited and not assured.


Obama has been claiming that people can keep their favorite doctors under the Affordable Care Act. But anyone who wants a premier hospital in California better do some homework before signing up.

A survey of the state’s top hospitals has revealed that most contract with only one or two insurance companies under Obamacare, even though the Covered California exchange has 11 companies to choose from. And one hospital, Loma Linda University Medical Center, has refused to participate altogether and has no contracts.

Obamacare is driven by low-cost policies. So the reimbursement rate hospitals will receive from insurance companies just isn’t worth it to them. The end result is that the blue ribbon hospitals won’t have a large presence on the exchange, Watchdog.org has learned.




Wild Thing's comment............

Please keep praying they get rid of obamacare and also that we will not be under single payer due to how horrible all this is with obamacare, I just keep thinking that is what they want. To have this nightmare of obamacare be a reason to go to single payer. BOTH ways ( single payer and or obamacare) should never be allowed to happen.


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Obamacare ( Healthcare.gov ) Going Down At 9pm Tonight As Dealine Hits






Wild Thing's comment................

I hope it crashes big time into oblivion.




Posted by Wild Thing at 12:45 AM

November 29, 2013

7 Year Old Boy with Cancer Loses Health Insurance Because Of Obamacare



Boy, 7, born with rare cancer loses his insurance because of Obamacare...leaving his parents needing $50,000 to pay for life-saving chemotherapy


Mail Online

Little Hunter Alford needs chemotherapy to treat the rare and deadly cancer he was born with but has lost his health insurance under an administrative blunder seemingly caused by Obamacare.

While the president’s signature policy promised that no one with a pre-existing condition would not be covered, the Affordable Care Act has seemingly caused the seven-year-old Gainesville, Texas, boy to face an agonizing wait for treatment as his parents battle to get him back on his insurance plan.

‘Why would you cancel a kid?’ asked his mother Krista Alford. ‘I really want to send Obama and all of them pictures of my son. He has scars all over his head. He doesn’t want to leave the house because he’s afraid people are going to make fun of him because he’s bald.’


While mom Krista and dad Ron go out their minds with worry, Hunter - who was born with an extremely rare form of cancer called Plexiform Hishocyne Neoplasm - is battling the disease which has now spread to his brain.

But after seven years of fighting his illness, Hunter's insurance has been canceled and he is due his next round of chemo, which costs $50,000 and right now, Krista says he is unlikely to get it.

The Alford's are battling with children's medicaid, or CHIP - which insures Hunter and despite the family receiving a new, renewed insurance card, they were informed that their agency had dropped them.


'I called them and they said we were dropped October 31st,' Krista said to News 12.

She was told that her sons information was lost when administrative changes were made under the Affordable Care Act.

'The lady's like, the only way we can expedite is if your son was pregnant and in labor, or if he was an illegal,' Krista said.

The parents said Hunter 'has known nothing other than hospitals, doctors, sickness and pain.'


Krista was incredulous when she received a letter in November from her insurance provider asking why her son - who has been covered by them his entire life - was in hospital in the first place.

Krista reasoned that after seven-years of paying for his medical bills, the insurance company would have a good idea of what was wrong with him.

Despite Krista's insistence that the Affordable Care Act has caused her son to be un-insured, a media spokesperson with Texas Health and Human Services Communication - who handle CHIP - said that the problem does not lie with Obamacare.

However she did admit to administrative changes that could have led to mistakes moving Hunter from CHIP to an upgraded version of Medicaid.

She repeated that the problem was not related to Obamacare, but there were some 'glitches' in coverage when the changeover happened.

However, it seems that one of those glitches caused a little boy with life-threatening cancer to lose his health insurance.

Over the past month Krista has been stuck in a bureaucratic hell - being passed from one agency telephone helpline to the next.

Each one has brought her no closer to an answer or a resolution.

Krista said she’d had Hunter's current insurance for a year-and-a-half and had never received any notice that she needed to 'requalify' her children because of Obamacare.

When she phoned to complain Krista says, 'all of a sudden could not find my son case, at all. And then, she transferred me over to another gentleman who found his case. He said it was hidden, because when they switched over to HHSC (Texas Health and Human Services Commission), they lost a lot of cases files and Hunter’s was just one of those.'

The more she asked, the more confusing the answers became.

'Then they told me October 17th was when he was actually canceled. But on October 25 he had chemo, and they paid for it. So, I am getting different stories.'

The latest development in the shocking case is one that the wife of a small town police officer finds hard to believe.

'Now, the new story with CHIP is they called and said my husband makes too much money, $173 too much.

'So, I’m very upset. I was bawling on the phone with her and the only thing she said was, ‘Have a nice day,’ and she hung up.'

To make matters worse, the Alford's have been told that their son's cancer is not only rare but behaving in an unusual manner.

'These tumors are very rare. They are not supposed to spread, but his decided they were going to spread. And it can go into his lungs, because the tumors like soft tissue, and your lungs are soft tissue.'

With Hunter desperately in need of a new round of Chemotherapy, Krista has said the family have no choice but to accept the massive $50,000 bill for it with no insurance.

However, they have set up a fund for people to help - 'Heroes for Hunter' and so far they have raised $11,005 - but everything will help.



Wild Thing's comment...............


Once obamacare sets in big time, there will be deaths from it because that is what happens with socialized medicine. I hate to down negative but it is a fact. Somehow we have got to get rid of this entire thing obamacare.



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November 26, 2013

Charles Krauthammer:ObamaCare will cause 63% of “All Employer Health Policies” Will be Canceled ,157 Million Employer Health Plans





Charles Krauthammer commenting on the reality that Barack Obama knew in 2010 that ObamaCare, by their own estimates, would lead to “63% of all Employer” Health Plans in America losing their “Grandfathered” status. That is 157 million Employer Health Policies in the United States! That’s what we have coming over the next year or so.

Krauthammer said that staggering number proves that Obama knew all along, and in fact it is by design. ObamaCare NEEDS those people to lose their Health Plans so they will have to purchase new, more costly plans to subsidize the uninsured.



Wild Thing's comment............

People will find out this will be true.



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Obama administration: Obamacare website will 'not work perfectly' Dec. 1



Obama administration: Healthcare.gov will 'not work perfectly' Dec. 1


Examiner

The Obama administration acknowledged Monday that the problem-ridden healthcare.gov website would “not work perfectly,” even after its self-imposed Dec. 1 deadline for fixing the online marketplaces.

“The system will not work perfectly on December 1 but will operate much better than it did in October,” Julie Bataille, a spokeswoman for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, told reporters in a conference call Monday.

Just days from the end-of-month deadline, the administration is scrambling to mitigate technical failures that have embarrassed the White House and been a major drag on President Obama’s signature domestic achievement — and his approval ratings.

Obama spokesman Josh Earnest earlier Monday insisted that the federal website would work smoothly for the “vast majority” of consumers by the end of the month.



Wild Thing's comment............

To the idiots waiting for this nightmare tick tock, you are better off waiting for Santa Claus. At least Santa does not lie to you the way Obama does.



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November 25, 2013

Nuclear Option Now Gives Obama Unchecked Appointments To Controversial Healthcare Board - Death Panel




Nuclear Option Now Gives Obama Unchecked Appointments To Controversial Healthcare Board - Death Panel




Wild Thing's comment............

Very scary stuff!!!!!!!


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November 22, 2013

Senator Ted Cruz: " Repeal It All "


(CNSNews.com)

"Obamacare is a disaster. It is hurting millions of people all across this country," Sen. Ted Cruz told Fox News's Sean Hannity Wednesday night. "Sadly, all of the concerns of the millions of Americans who spoke up for months are coming true and proving even worse than was feared."

Cruz dismissed the Democrats' "Band-Aid fixes" and said repealing the law is the "only answer."

"And you know, the president apologized, but an apology is only meaningful if you make it right. And the way to make it right is to repeal it all and instead to allow people to buy insurance across state lines, have real choice, real opportunity for patients to control their health care, not the government."

Cruz said he welcomes the growing support for his position that Obamacare is flawed beyond repair and should be scrapped:

"And the more who come together, the better chance we are going to have of actually successfully empowering the American people. You know, if you want to expand health insurance, the way you do it is you want more choices and you want lower costs. What Obamacare does is it provides fewer choices and higher costs. And so it's great that we're seeing so many people... come on board. We welcome them all."

Obamacare has caused millions of Americans to lose their health insurance, and that's not the end of it, Cruz said: "One of the next shoes that's going to drop is more and more Americans are going to discover that they can't see their doctors. You know, Texas Oncology, one of the largest oncology centers in Texas, has just announced it's not going to participate in Obamacare," Cruz said.

"I have good friends who are cancer survivors, who are struggling with the fact now they can't go to their cancer doctors anymore. After that, we're going to see this spring premium increase, dramatic premium increases, because so few people are signing up on the Obamacare exchanges. And those that are signing up are not the young healthy people that they want to subsidize everyone else, and so big premium increases are coming."

President Obama also alluded to upcoming premium increases: On Tuesday, he told business executives that "prices are good" for people shopping on the health care exchanges right now. "The prices are not changing during the open enrollment period that goes out until March," he said -- indicating that premiums will rise after that.

For Cruz, the "most problematic development of all" will happen next year -- when small businesses and large employers start cancelling their health insurance, potentially affect 100 million people.

Cruz said there is a "strange trade-off at the heart of Obamacare." He noted that the law was intended to help 45 million uninsured Americans, but it will end up helping only a third of them -- between 15 and 20 million.

"Even fully implemented, there'll be about 30 million people that don't get health insurance," he said. But to get insurance to the 15-20 million, "they are jeopardizing the health insurance of some 200 million Americans who get health insurance in the private health insurance market. They're causing millions of people to have the plans they like right now be canceled. And they're driving up rates all across the country.

Cruz said if Obama had told the American people that to "cover 15, 16, 17 million people, we're going to mess up the insurance for 200 million Americans, he would have been laughed at. Nobody would have gone down this road."

"This thing is not working, and it's time to start over," he said.





Wild Thing's comment...............

But to get insurance to the 15-20 million, “they are jeopardizing the health insurance of some 200 million Americans who get health insurance in the private health insurance market. They’re causing millions of people to have the plans they like right now be canceled. And they’re driving up rates all across the country.”

GREAT summary of what is wrong with 0bamacare in 3 sentences or less.

In a rational and free society, the needs of some do not justify the use of force to violate the natural rights of others.
He shut down the government according to democraps AND Rino’s that love their DC beltway power more than upholding their oaths of office.

“Repeal It All” should be the battle cry of the GOP. If there is any sense that Democrats want this “fixed”, Republicans need to consider Harry “the mouse” Reid’s latest move in the Senate. This is war!!


Posted by Wild Thing at 12:50 AM

Ted Cruz Pushes Repeal, John McCain Eats Crow







2 minute video from yesterday where Senator Cruz talks about what to expect because of Obamacare. He has been 100% accurate. This is going to be an epic disaster. It would be political suicide for Dems to hold onto this trainwreck much longer.



Cruz Pushes Repeal, McCain Eats Crow


Breitbart

All the talk about repealing and replacing Obamacare is now apparently going to be backed up with potentially substantive legislation that will be spearheaded by Texas Senator Ted Cruz (R) During an appearance on Fox News’ with Megyn Kelly, Cruz stated that he was going to release a plan to repeal Obamacare, and give Americans more healthcare coverage options.

Cruz, as well Senators Mike Lee and Marco Rubio, have been at the forefront of the ‘Repeal Obamacare’ movement, for which they had been excoriated for doing so, by Senate moderate John McCain, and others.

Some say that the time is now for a formal repeal piece of legislation, but are they right? For repeal to work, the entire GOP needs to get behind it, including Poppa "Whacko Bird," the old crow, Senator John McCain.

It seems as if McCain has had a change of thought about repealing Obamacare. Perhaps McCain should apologize for his past remarks about Cruz and the others who have been beating the repeal drums?




Wild Thing's comment..............

Keep it up , keep speaking the truth Sen. Cruz. McCain has his own very liberal agenda.


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November 21, 2013

BREAKING: James O’Keefe Releases Video of O-Care Navigator Conspiring to Release Private Data (Video)






From the video: Texas Enroll America Communications Lead Chris Tarango conspires to release private data to help a political action committee and admits this type of thing has happened in the past.

BREAKING: O’Keefe Releases Video of O-Care Navigator Conspiring to Release Private Data (Video)

James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas released video tonight showing an Obamacare navigator conspiring to release private data for political purposes.
Busted!

Do you know where your personal data is going?

After meeting with several Obamacare Navigators who openly encouraged our undercover reporters to lie about income status, health history and more, it became clear that personal data was also being “cross-pollinated.”

Enter Enroll America, a Sebelius-linked group dedicated to signing people up for Obamacare and Chris Tarango, Texas Enroll America Communications Director who Project Veritas caught on tape agreeing to help obtain a private list of potential Obamacare enrollee data for election/political purposes.

Tarango goes so far to say he’ll “Do whatever it f****** takes.”



Wild Thing's comment..............


Thank you James for all the work you do, people so many times do not believe the truth unless that actually see it happening. These videos are proof and better then a simple article about it.



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Obama's Department of Health and Human Services To Spend Up To $7 Billion (our TAX dollars) To Find Ways To Reduce Costs Under Obamacare



HHS To Spend Up To $7 Billion To Find Ways To Reduce Costs Under Obamacare


The Department of Health and Human Services revealed on Wednesday a plan to spend up to $7 billion to find ways to reduce spending under the Affordable Care Act while maintaining or improving the quality of health care. The solicitation for bids for this wide-ranging project appeared today on the Federal Business Opportunities website:

“The purpose is to develop a Research, Measurement, Assessment, Design, and Analysis (RMADA) IDIQ [Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity] to respond to expanded needs of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care ACT (ACA) and Health Care reform ACT (HCERA). The work awarded under the RMADA will involve the design, implementation and evaluation of a broad range of research and/or payment and service delivery models to test their potential for reducing expenditures for Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP, and uninsured beneficiaries while maintaining or improving quality of care.”




Wild Thing's comment...............


NEVER before has our government or a president spent so much money ( our tax dollars). This is all so horrific iti just makes me sick to my stomach to see what all is happening.



Posted by Wild Thing at 02:48 AM

November 20, 2013

Colorado Man Can’t Get Obamacare But His Dog Can!


Colorado Man Can’t Get Obamacare But His Dog Can!...there is a VIDEO at the link...........

The Colorado healthcare exchange has processed applications for thousands of people … and one dog.

Shane Smith, of Fort Collins, says his dog Baxter received a letter informing him that a health insurance account had been opened in his name through Connect for Health Colorado.

“I thought, ‘Wow, this is so awesome,’” Smith said with a laugh. “They have gone out of their way to insure my 14-year-old Yorkie.”

Smith had called Connect for Health Colorado to sign himself up for insurance because his old plan was cancelled due to Obamacare.

He’s not sure exactly how the confirmation letter went to his dog, but he says he thinks it’s because of a series of security questions a representative asked him over the phone.

“There was some kind of code or something, so I gave them my dog’s name,” Smith said. “They must have just put it in the wrong slot or something.”




Wild Thing's comment................


LOL and guess what , I bet if they ask his little dog, the dog would rather BITE Obama then get his freaking socialized medicine.



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November 19, 2013

Bombshell: Megyn Kelly Reveals DOJ Brief Stating “A Majority of Group Health Plans” will Lose “Grandfather Status” by the End of 2013






Bombshell: Megyn Kelly Reveals DOJ Brief Stating “A Majority of Group Health Plans” will Lose “Grandfather Status” by the End of 2013

Megyn Kelly last night shows an Obama Justice Department brief from October 17, 2013 that says explicitly that by the “end of 2013,” they estimate a majority of people on “Group Health Plans” – Employer-based Health Plans – will lose their policies. Their “grandfather-status” will end.

Obama and the Democrats have said repeatedly it’s just those who buy their own insurance are impacted by losing their policies. We already knew Employer-based plans would be affected, despite Obama’s claims. But now we see the Obama Administration knows most people will lose their plans in the very near future because of ObamaCare.





Wild Thing's comment.............

Screw you Obama. I would think this ought to get some more people waking up how horrible Obama is and his socialized medicine.



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November 15, 2013

Project Veritas Releases Second Video Exposing More Texas Navigator Fraud & Deceit - The spirit of Breitbart lives on!!


James O’ Keefe’s Project Veritas released a second video showing even more Texas Obamacare Navigators suggesting fraud and deceit to undercover reporters. Veritas reported:


Obamacare Navigator Fraud Continues

Project Veritas caught Obamacare Navigators counseling applicants to lie on their applications, which is cheating the federal government, the American taxpayer, and the countless families who truly need quality health care.

But critics are saying the video wasn’t in context and it was just an isolated incident. Certainly, our encounters might have been isolated, so we decided to visit with even more Navigators (who are funded by your hard-earned tax dollars).

And what did we find? Watch the video below and see...............








Wild Thing's comment..............

Shows the fraud and corruption going on in America and the Democrats in charge don't care about fixing it.


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November 14, 2013

Sen. Ted Cruz: ObamaCare is “Fundamentally Flawed”; Not “Fixable”



Sen. Ted Cruz on “Fox & Friends” today where he discussed the ongoing ObamaCare disaster. Cruz said ObamaCare is “falling apart,” and it is hurting millions of Americans. Cruz said ObamaCare is “fundamentally flawed,” and is not “fixable.”




Wild Thing's comment............

I agree it IS not fixable and it is because it is socialism and against our Constitution. It will never be a good thing, never.


Posted by Wild Thing at 12:49 AM

Catholic Bishops: We Will Not Comply With the “Coercive” HHS Abortion Mandate






Catholic Bishops: We Will Not Comply With the “Coercive” HHS Abortion Mandate

In November 2012 the US Conference of Catholic Bishops vowed not to obey Obama’s abortion mandate.

And yesterday the US bishops released a statement once again condemning the HHS “coercive” abortion mandate.
Life News reported:

The nation’s Catholic bishops have a message for President Barack Obama: They would rather pay fines, no matter how much they would be, before they comply with the HHS mandate that compels groups to pay for birth control and drugs that may cause abortions.

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops today issued a “Special Message” at the conclusion of their fall General Assembly, November 13, in Baltimore. They unanimously passed the special message, which can only be issued as such meetings and strongly condemned the HHS mandate.

They said that, with its “coercive mandate,” the Obama administration “is refusing to uphold its obligation to respect the rights of religious believers.”

“Beginning in March 2012, in United for Religious Freedom, we identified three basic problems with the HHS mandate: it establishes a false architecture of religious liberty that excludes our ministries and so reduces freedom of religion to freedom of worship; it compels our ministries to participate in providing employees with abortifacient drugs and devices, sterilization, and contraception, which violates our deeply-held beliefs; and it compels our faithful people in business to act against our teachings, failing to provide them any exemption at all,” they said.




Wild Thing's comment..............

Good , stay strong about this.


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CNN: White House Obamacare Enrollee Numbers Are “Embarrassing” (Video)






CNN: White House Obamacare Enrollee Numbers Are “Embarrassing”

Kathleen Sebelius told reporters today 106,185 Americans signed for Obamacare in October.

That is one-fifth of the total that was expected. 26,794 people enrolled through Healthcare.gov website.

CNN analysts called the October numbers “embarrassing.”

The number represents the number of Americans “who picked a plan” during October.

So 7 million Americans were kicked off their plans in November and only 106,000 picked new plans.

The government did not give a breakdown on the number of youths who signed up for a plan.





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November 12, 2013

Obamacare Navigators Committing Fraud (video)






Obamacare Navigators Committing Fraud

Bill O'Reilly led off The Factor tonight with video from Project Veritas showing Obamacare navigators committing fraud. Undercover Veritas operatives captured the video in Texas. Navigators with the National Urban League instruct the applicants in how to commit fraud.




Wild Thing's comment.............

Total mess and it really is a joke, nightmare but a joke as well. Anything a democrat is involved with has corruption.


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November 10, 2013

Obamacare Privacy Issues Exposed by Dr. Gina Loudon





Dr. Gina Loudon joins the Sean Hannity 'Doctor Summit' Special to discuss Obamacare fallout and the devastating impact this will have for patient privacy issues going forward.




Wild Thing's comment..............

Total nightmare and lots of concern too about identity theft due to information shared with Obamacare.



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November 09, 2013

St. Louis Woman Is Victim of ID Theft After Signing Up for Obamacare




Warning: If You Sign Up for Obamacare – Your Information Can Be Accessed By Complete Strangers

A St. Louis woman found out she was a victim of identity theft this week after she signed up for Obamacare.

Lisa Martinson called customer service after she forgot her password. That’s when she was told three different people were given the password to her account, her address and her Social Security number. Then she was told it would take up to five days to get her personal information offline.



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Wild Thing's comment...............

What a mess this is, and run by democrats so imo that is a big part of why it is a total nightmare.

Very scary.



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November 07, 2013

Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley Skewer ObamaCare at the CMAs




Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley Skewer ObamaCare at the CMAs

Underwood tries to sign up for Obamacare.

They end up singing 'Obamacare By Morning' with George Strait in the crowd getting a kick out of the skit.





Wild Thing's comment...............

LOL good one.



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November 03, 2013

Some Democrats' Plan For Gov-Run Care "Single Payer"






Some Democrats' Plan For Gov-Run Care "Single Payer"





Wild Thing's comment................

It sure breaks my heart every day watching our beloved America go to hell.



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November 01, 2013

Krauthammer on ObamaCare Mess: “It’s Going to Get Worse”






Krauthammer on ObamaCare Mess: “It’s Going to Get Worse”


Here is Charles Krauthammer on “Special Report” tonight where he said in the next few weeks and months, the ObamaCare disaster “is going to get worse.” Once the website woes are overcome, the realities of ObamaCare will continue the slide. People are losing their health plans, and “the young healthies” – that the plan depends on to pay fr the very sick and the medicaid cases – are not going to join in the numbers needed to make the whole thing work.



Wild Thing's comment..............

I agree with Charles this is only the tip of the horrible nightmare iceberg.


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October 28, 2013

Reporter Can Only Find One Young Person In D.C. Who Signed Up For ObamaCare






Wild Thing's comment.............

No to obamacare and no to single payer. Praying we get our country back and that we can somehow survive Obama and his agenda.


Posted by Wild Thing at 12:50 AM

October 27, 2013

Awesome Betsy McCaughey on the Kelly File: Single Payer System





Obamacare was designed to push people into Medicaid. Why? Because is a single payer system and that’s what they believe in, McCaughey said.





Wild Thing's comment.............

Betsy knows ObamaCare better than anyone. I will always remember how she went on all the talk shows on TG and radio back when Obama was pushing his obamaDEATHcare. She read the entire thing, studied it and was letting everyone know the absolute nightmare it is.


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October 25, 2013

Obama Supporter & Journalist Kirsten Powers Loses Her Health Plan and and her new premium is just about doubling because of ObamaCare





Devastating Compilation of Obama Promising “You can Keep Your Health Plan if You Like It”; Liberal Kirsten Powers Loses Her Health Plan


Megyn Kelly plays a lengthy compilation of Barack Obama over the years promising absolutely that under ObamaCare, “if you like your Health Plan, you can keep it. Period.” Yet, hundreds of thousands of Americans are already getting letters from their insurance companies canceling their Health Plan because of ObamaCare regulations. In many cases, their new policies that are ObamaCare compliant will have much higher premiums.

Megyn Kelly talks to liberal Kirsten Powers, a longtime ObamaCare supporter, who admits she has lost her health plan and her new premium is just about doubling because of ObamaCare!



Wild Thing's comment.............

We have all been saying this since day one, Obama lies, and not just about this but about everything.



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Kathleen Sebelius Says She Doesn't Work For The People ...Hello Our Taxes Pay Her Salary!!!!



Sebelius To Busy For Congress & She Says she Doesn't Work For The People .. the Many American People That Want Her Fired.




Wild Thing's comment............

She is an idiot , we pay her salary and she better learn that right now!!!!!!!!!!



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Best of Late-Night Jokes Mocking Obamacare





Best of Late-Night Jokes Mocking Obamacare ....

Colbert, Stewart, Leno, Fallon, Kimmel, Conan and Letterman take shots at Obamacare's dud of a rollout.



Wild Thing's comment.............

I love what they are doing. Obama deserves it and even more.




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October 22, 2013

Top White House Adviser Won’t Say If Obamacare Website Will Be Fixed By . . . March…






Top White House Adviser Won’t Say If Obamacare Website Will Be Fixed By . . . March…

TAPPER: Will the website be up and running, can you promise by December 15th, or the by March deadline, either one of the dates, can yes or no, can you promise?

SIMAS: So Jake, yes, between the website and all of the other ways that people have to sign up –

TAPPER: That wasn’t really the question.

SIMAS: But here’s the reality. Any American over the course of the next six months who either doesn’t have insurance or is on the individual market, between the website service that prior to october 1st didn’t exist, a 1-800 number prior to October 1st that didn’t exist, navigators and the ability to do it on their own, they can get insurance and will. …The main purpose of the Affordable Care Act is not a website. It’s to make sure that any American who is either uninsured or in the individual market has options to get insurance. That will happen. That’s our sole focus and that’s what we’re going to do.




Wild Thing's comment.............

LOL so many lies. hahaha if the left breaths it lies.

I sure hope all this mess will work today the idiots up that voted for Obama. Feel the pain assholes. Their vote destroyed our country and they are as much to blame as Obama.

We never wanted socialized medicine.............NEVER!


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Mentally Challenged Obama Tells Americans If the Website Doesn’t Work, Just Use 800 Number …Which Sends You Back to Failed Website


During a press conference Barack Obama told Americans to use the 800-number if they can’t get through to the website.


Click this link to see the various comments and Tweets about what Obama said and what happened.

CLICK HERE.......

Some of them are pretty funny and one can see the frustration as well.



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October 21, 2013

Senator James Inhofe Says He Wouldn't Be Alive Today Had Obamacare Been in Place When He Needed Surgery


Senator James Inhofe Says He Wouldn't Be Alive Today Had Obamacare Been in Place When He Needed Surgery

Source


Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe says there'd been a 6 month wait for immediate quad-bypass for someone his age had he been under Obamacare


After going in for a routine colonoscopy, doctors found James Inhofe’s arteries were so clogged he barely made it onto the operating table, he said in comments airing on journalist Aaron Klein’s WABC radio show tonight.

The 79-year-old suggested that if he had been in a part of the world with “socialized medicine like Obama is trying to impose upon America,” the operation never would have happened.


“A person can find out, here in the U.S., that he has this emergency situation where he has got to have immediate heart surgery. And if you are in a country other than the U.S., a lot of them, you can’t get it done. In my case, with my age, that would have been about a six-month wait. Because I hadn’t had a heart attack,” he said.

Inhofe, a senator for nearly two decades, has been a longtime opponent of the health care law.

“And so the message there is, you know I say this to all of your American listeners, let’s hold onto what we’ve got here. You are talking to someone right now who probably wouldn’t be here if we had socialized medicine in America.”

Doctors found 2 of Inhofe's arteries were 100 percent blocked, a second was at 90 percent, and a fourth had 75 percent blockage





Wild Thing's comment.............

Exactly! I have lost two friends over the years, one in England and one in Canada. Both of these women had socialized medicine in their country.


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October 20, 2013

Why we shouldn't wait until after the next election to fight Obamacare



Why we shouldn't wait until after the next election to fight Obamacare

The Art of the Impossible

The strategy to repeal Obamacare by winning serial elections is not even a Hail Mary pass.

By Andrew C. McCarthy

In considering the Republican retreat that ended the partial government shutdown, funded Obamacare, and unconditionally extended more credit on Uncle Sam’s tapped-out credit card, my friend Jonah Goldberg argues that we should be more understanding of Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell’s predicament. Politics, Jonah aptly observes, is the art of the possible, and McConnell had “no good options” when he led the GOP cave-in to all of President Obama’s demands — a decision that, McConnell insists, was not in any way influenced by the tidy $3 billion earmark thrown in for one of his pet Kentucky boondoggles.

I agree that we must be realistic about what was achievable in the Obamacare battle. What I don’t get, though, is why our sympathetic cast of mind must be from the GOP-establishment perspective alone. Aren’t we also obliged to be realistic about the options available to the Republicans who took seriously their campaign promises to do everything within their power — which includes their constitutional power of the purse — to stop Obamacare?

Virtually all congressional Republicans elected or reelected since 2010 ran on that promise. Stopping Obamacare is the cause that most animated the conservative base, without which there would be no Republican majority in the House. If Republicans expected to maintain that support, they had to act on that commitment.

Beyond promises, something also had to be done because Obamacare is a disaster for the productive part of the country. And, more urgently, that something had to be done now. This was not a manufactured crisis. Obamacare was set to commence on October 1. Consequently, Republicans had two options. Option One was the GOP establishment’s “win elections, then repeal” strategy: Do nothing for now; allow Obamacare to be implemented; assume its unpopularity would increase, creating a climate for extended, uninterrupted GOP electoral success, finally leading to a Republican Congress of such substantial majorities that an Obamacare repeal would pass both houses and be signed by a Republican president. As we shall see, core assumptions of “win elections, then repeal” require the suspension of disbelief.

Alternatively, there was Option Two: Because, as a matter of law, Obamacare could not proceed unless both congressional chambers agreed to fund it, and because Republicans control the House, House Republicans could deny it funding. The hope was that Obamacare’s unpopularity and patent unreadiness, coupled with the Democrats’ desire for the rest of government to be funded at today’s exorbitant levels, would pressure the Senate and the president to agree to a delay. Option Two would be tough to pull off, but it was not exclusive of Option One; and, contrary to conventional wisdom, there was the chance that the memory of any government shutdown would fade quickly while raising public consciousness about Obamacare’s downsides would have enduring electoral benefits.

Republicans tried Option Two and lost, at least for now. It is only natural, I suppose, that defeat brings myopic focus on the strategy that has been defeated. Thus, it is fair enough, in the post mortem, to emphasize how uphill a battle the defund/delay strategy faced. Nevertheless, since the point is to be realistic about what all the alternatives were, we must account for what GOP-establishment sympathizers keep glossing over: The utter implausibility of their preferred option.

It is repeatedly said that the crusade to defund Obamacare was delusional, that it never had a chance. That is an overstatement. Hail Mary passes are tried because they occasionally work. A lot of things have to go right, and the success rate is low. But a Hail Mary is a ray of hope when the clock nears zero, when something has to be done, and when you are out of better options.

So, were we out of better options? I think so. To my mind, if the defund plan was delusional, the GOP establishment’s “repeal Obamacare by winning elections” alternative is delusional squared.

Inertia is a powerful non-motivator. It is always extremely tempting to avoid the hard thing that must be done now by rationalizing that we’ll have both the capability and the stomach to do hard things at some indeterminate future time. That is the main appeal of the GOP-establishment strategy: It is outlandish, but unlike defund/delay, it is hard to disprove in the present because its impossible assumptions are conveniently imagined to occur several years from now, in a brighter and shinier future.

To buy it, you first have to believe that the GOP is suddenly going to become an electoral juggernaut. Mind you, we are talking about Republicans who have won the popular vote in a presidential election only once since 1988; who are rapidly losing the confidence of the conservative base that gave the GOP the historic midterm victory in 2010; and whose current priorities include a mass legalization of (Democrat-leaning) illegal immigrants that would make it increasingly difficult for Republicans to win elections in the future. We are to believe, moreover, that this electoral juggernaut is poised to take off in the cycle right after the GOP lost to Obama and lost congressional seats despite high unemployment and no economic growth.




Wild Thing's comment.............

Thank you. Ted Cruz has it right, the rest of them got it wrong. His ideology is clear and unmuddled. It can win. It is what is right for America.




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October 19, 2013

The Obama Way! Obamacare Background Checks - Kansas Ilegal Immigration Protester Now Obamacare Navigator



Obamacare Background Checks - Kansas Ilegal Immigration Protester Now Obamacare Navigator




Wild Thing's comment...........

Amazing, each day with Obama we learn of things that IMO are disgusting and wrong.




Posted by Wild Thing at 12:50 AM

Sebelius refusing to testify on ObamaCare problems


Sebelius refusing to testify on ObamaCare problems

FOX News


Rep. Leonard Lance, R-N.J., told Fox News that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has resisted calls to testify on Capitol Hill about the troubled roll-out of the ObamaCare exchanges.

Lance spoke to Fox News' "On the Record with Greta Van Susteren" as the House Energy and Commerce Committee, on which he sits, scheduled a hearing on the website problems for next Thursday.

Committee leaders complained that administration officials indicated they could not testify -- even though Sebelius made time to appear on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" last week.

"The secretary has time for Jon Stewart, I think she should have time for those of us who serve in Congress on these critical questions of this dismal failure so far in the roll-out," Lance said.

He said the requests to testify have "not been favorably received ... and I hope that she changes her mind."

Lance said the committee could issue a subpoena but indicated he hopes Sebelius comes voluntarily.

The Energy and Commerce Committee is probing the problems with the ObamaCare launch, including the contractors who were paid millions to create the website.




Wild Thing's comment..............

What else is new, this woman is a born liar and has no intention of being a person of integrity and honor.


Posted by Wild Thing at 12:45 AM

October 18, 2013

Not Good For Obama and his Ilk! Obamacare Website Such A Disaster The Firm That Designed It Has Removed All Reference To Its Work From The Site



Obamacare Website Such A Disaster The Firm That Designed It Has Removed All Reference To Its Work From The Site

(Obama right about now is probably wishing we were still talking the shutdown/debt ceiling, now all eyes are on the train wreck that is Obamacare.)

Source

Visit the website of Michigan-based design firm Teal Media today and you’d never know designers there helped create HealthCare.gov, the troubled online portal for Obamacare.

Just a few days ago, the site looked very different. Teal Media’s homepage featured its work on Obamacare prominently, placing a link to the firm’s work on one of the most well-known websites in America front and center. Now that link, as well as the page devoted to Teal’s work on HealthCare.gov, have been removed.

Here’s a cached version of what the homepage used to look like. And here’s a cached version of Teal’s page devoted just to its work on HealthCare.gov. That page has been deleted.

Teal Media doesn’t seem interested in talking about its work on HealthCare.gov. A woman who answered the phone at the company’s headquarters immediately referred BuzzFeed to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) at the Department of Health And Human Services (HHS) before a single question was asked. CMS is listed as Teal’s client on the firm’s now-erased HealthCare.gov page.

When asked about the changed content on the Teal Media site, the woman said that was done ‘in consultation with HHS,” and again referred a reporter to CMS.





Wild Thing's comment...........

Sorry but......LMAO he deserves anything that can possibly upset him after what he has put us through and keeps putting us through.



Posted by Wild Thing at 12:50 AM

October 15, 2013

Wake Up America! Obamacare Oversight New Questions About Who Is Seeing Your Info Navigator Has Outstanding Warrant




Wake Up America!Obamacare Oversight New Questions About Who Is Seeing Your Info Navigator Has Outstanding Warrant



Wild Thing's comment............

Disgusting and very scary.



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October 12, 2013

Only 2 People Attend 'Obamacare and You!' Event in South Carolina



Only 2 People Attend 'Obamacare and You!' Event in South Carolina

Last night, the organization formerly known as President Obama's reelection campaign, Organizing for Action, held an Obamacare event in Greenville, South Carolina. The event was called "Obamacare and You!"

"Let's discuss what this Affordable Care Act means for you and your community. This session will help you understand the benefits and will equip you to spread the word about the benefits of Obamacare in your community. Come out and get the facts!!," the event advertisement said.

But it wasn't widely attended. Only two people, in addition to the two organizers, showed up.



Wild Thing's comment.......

Oops! LOL only two people showing up, now how funny is that. That happened awhile back, I forget when it was a couple of months ago when I posted about it. One of the northeastern cities and there as well they only had one woman that time showed up. She sat there all by herself.


Posted by Wild Thing at 12:55 AM

October 11, 2013

CNN Has Experts Analyze Obamacare Website: Flawed At The Most Basic Level





CNN Has Experts Analyze Obamacare Website: Flawed At The Most Basic Level

CNN: ObamaCare Website Flawed At Most Basic Level And W.H. Not Discussing Costs





Wild Thing's comment...........

They have had what is it over 3 years to do the website and test it out and make it run smoothly. But no, add to this they expect people to trust that anything else about it will run smoothly. LOL sorry but this is a total disaster.




Posted by Wild Thing at 12:50 AM

October 10, 2013

Guess how Much the Disastrous ObamaCare Website Cost to Build? “$634 Million Dollars”


Guess how Much the Disastrous ObamaCare Website Cost to Build? “$634 Million Dollars”


DIGITAL TRENDS

It’s been one full week since the flagship technology portion of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) went live. And since that time, the befuddled beast that is Healthcare.gov has shutdown, crapped out, stalled, and mis-loaded so consistently that its track record for failure is challenged only by Congress.

The site itself, which apparently underwent major code renovations over the weekend, still rejects user logins, fails to load drop-down menus and other crucial components for users that successfully gain entrance, and otherwise prevents uninsured Americans in the 36 states it serves from purchasing healthcare at competitive rates – Healthcare.gov’s primary purpose. The site is so busted that, as of a couple days ago, the number of people that successfully purchased healthcare through it was in the “single digits,” according to the Washington Post.

The reason for this nationwide headache apparently stems from poorly written code, which buckled under the heavy influx of traffic that its engineers and administrators should have seen coming. But the fact that Healthcare.gov can’t do the one job it was built to do isn’t the most infuriating part of this debacle – it’s that we, the taxpayers, seem to have forked up more than $634 million of the federal purse to build the digital equivalent of a rock.

The exact cost to build Healthcare.gov, according to U.S. government records, appears to have been $634,320,919, which we paid to a company you probably never heard of: CGI Federal. The company originally won the contract back in 2011, but at that time, the cost was expected to run “up to” $93.7 million – still a chunk of change, but nothing near where it ended up.





Wild Thing's comment...............

Wow double WOW! Notice whenever the government is involved everything is more then expensive.It can be the website for obamacare or hundreds of other things our government buys or builds and it always comes down to being rippe3d off on how much things cost. They do not care because it costs those in our government nothings, it is all from our tax dollars so it means nothing to these freaks.


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October 09, 2013

CBS News: Man Spends Week Trying To Register For Obamacare… He Fails






CBS News: Man Spends Week Trying To Register For Obamacare… Fails


Wild Thing's comment.............


It would be great if it continues to be this horrible on and on and on....into forever.



Posted by Wild Thing at 12:50 AM

Krauthammer: Obamacare Rollout Has Been a 'Catastrophe'






Kathleen Sebelius won't tell us how many have signed up because everybody know it's a 'pathetic number'




Wild Thing's comment............


I agree, they don't want to admit how few actually got through and also how even fewer want it.



Posted by Wild Thing at 12:48 AM

October 04, 2013

Freak and Liar Nancy Pelosi: ObamaCare Is "A Dream Come True" - Pelosi is EXEMPT but she demands YOU get it.




Nancy Pelosi: ObamaCare Is "A Dream Come True"




Wild Thing's comment...........

Sooooooooo sick of the lies from the left.



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October 03, 2013

Obamacare National Hotline: Check out What it Spells!!






Obamacare National Hotline: 1-800-F*ck-You…

Here’s video of Kathleen Sebelius giving out the number, 1-800-318-2596:

1-800-3(F) 8(U) 2(C) 5(K) 9(Y) 6(O).

Note: The number 1 isn’t assigned a letter.




Wild Thing's comment................


LOL oh wow. I have no idea if this was done on purpose, I would not put it past the left to do this kind of thing. Or perhaps it is a mistake that just worked out this way.




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September 29, 2013

NC Rep. Mark Meadows Hammers Obama on House Floor: "We Did Not Elect a Dictator!"



NC Rep. Mark Meadows Hammers Obama on House Floor: "We Did Not Elect a Dictator!"



Wild Thing's comment..............


Love what this man said.




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September 28, 2013

Obamacare To Subsidize Up To 111,500 Abortions Each Year ~ Obama Loves this!




Obamacare To Subsidize Up To 111,500 Abortions Each Year


A jarring study from a pro-life think talk has found that tens of thousands of abortions may be subsidized by Obamacare, receiving funding from taxpayers through the healthcare law’s tax credits and Medicaid.

The report, conducted by the Charlotte Lozier Institute,examined how Obamacare’s health insurance exchanges will include multi-state plans that cover abortions beyond those required by the Hyde Amendment. According to the think tank, as many as 5.57 million girls and women will gain coverage for abortion under the Affordable Care Act, with between 71,000 and 111,500 abortions subsidized by Medicaid and tax credits each year.

“It could be argued that expanding private coverage of abortion will therefore have a small impact on the public subsidies for abortion, but it is by no means certain that today’s funding patterns will remain unchanged, as the heart of the abortion funding debate under ObamaCare, as with every other public program or private policy on the subject, is whether it represents a health practice or the unwarranted destruction of human life that is injurious to all involved,” Chuck Donovan, president of the Charlotte Lozier Institute, wrote in the report.

“ObamaCare’s conflicting policies represent a step, partial but by no means full, toward treating abortion as a basic medical treatment that should be no more controversial than dental hygiene or pap smears,” he continued.



Wild Thing's comment................

It is so sick this agenda to kill innocent babies and Obama pushes it and pushes it.

I will never forgive him for forcing us to pay for these abortions when we are under his obamacare.


Posted by Wild Thing at 02:50 AM

Cruz: It Is Critical The House Acts To Stop Harmful Consequences Of Obamacare





Cruz: It Is Critical The House Acts To Stop Harmful Consequences Of Obamacare On The Record



Wild Thing's comment.............

God help us, please help us to get rid of Obamacare.


Posted by Wild Thing at 02:47 AM

September 25, 2013

Just a Few Quotes from Sen.Ted Cruz (R-TX) in his filibuster along with Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) Both Men Very Impressive


Cruz made the great point that the Republicans have voted to keep the Government going, just defund Obamacare. That it is Harry Reid and the President that appear to be opting to shut down the government, and Cruz encourages that they not do so, “We do not want to shut down the government”.

CRUZ: Obama doesn't respect 1st, 2nd, 4th or 5th Amends...or the rest of Constitution

If we want to mitigate all the harms that come from Obamacare, we have to stop it now, he argued.

Ted Cruz............Our constituents should know what we believe. If we're standing and fighting, our beliefs should be self-evident

Ted Cruz.......DC is using a rigged process to keep Obamacare funded.

Ted Cruz..........Why do Americans hold this body in such low regard? Because we pass laws that treat us better than them


Ted Cruz.........The American people are disgusted with business as usual in Washington.Elected officials are not listening to the people. The most fundamental problem in this nation is the problem that Washington has stopped listening to the American people

Ted Cruz..........If you're big, powerful, or politically connected, you can get an Obamacare exemption. Where's the exemption for the people?

Ted Cruz...............Sovereignty resides with We the People

Ted Cruz.............. “I don’t know if it’s the water, something in the air, the cherry blossoms, but people get here and they stop listening to the American people.”


“If the Federal Govt can force Hobby Lobby to break their religious beliefs, what stops them from forcing you to break yours?” ` Ted Cruz.


“If The Senators would listen to the American people, the vote would be 100 to ZERO”......Ted Cruz.

"When you have a jackboot on the back of your neck, it's hard to think about anything else." Sen Ted Cruz.


Ted Cruz............" I believe in the American Dream with all my heart and all my might-that's what's being jeopardized by Obamacare"

Ted Cruz...........You know the team each of us is on? It's the American team.

Ted Cruz........There is a reason why members of Congress, who support Obamacare for the American people, want out of it


Ted Cruz................Every Senator should ask him or herself, "what is the right thing to do for your constituents?"



Wild Thing's comment............

There were so many things he said that were so good. I hope they will be online in the next few days.

Isn't it sad that there are very few times you can think back to & say "wow that political official actually fought for me?"

I watched it live on C-Span and put many posts about it at my Facebook page.


God bless Senator’s Cruz and Lee . They truly work well together. I am really impressed with both of these fine men.

It is now almost 5:00 a.m. EST here and Senator Cruz now in the 15th hour, Senator Lee at his side. Two great men.


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September 24, 2013

One man's ObamaCare nightmare


One man's ObamaCare nightmare

FOX News


Kentucky family receives nasty surprise in the mail in the form of a letter telling them their health insurance will almost triple in 2014 due to ObamaCare.


Andy and Amy Mangione of Louisville, Ky. and their two boys are just the kind of people who should be helped by ObamaCare. But they recently got a nasty surprise in the mail.

"When I saw the letter when I came home from work," Andy said, describing the large red wording on the envelope from his insurance carrier, "(it said) 'your action required,benefit changes, act now.' Of course I opened it immediately."

It had stunning news. Insurance for the Mangiones and their two boys,which they bought on the individual market, was going to almost triple in 2014 --- from $333 a month to $965.

The insurance carrier made it clear the increase was in order to be compliant with the new health care law.


"This isn't a Cadillac plan, this isn't even a silver plan," Mangione said, referring to higher levels of coverage under ObamaCare.


"This is a high deductible plan where I'm assuming a lot of risk for my health insurance for my family. And nothing has changed, our boys are healthy-- they're young --my wife is healthy. I'm healthy, nothing in our medical history has changed to warrant a tripling of our premiums.

"Well I'm the one that does the budget,” said his wife. "Eventually I've got that coming down the pike that I gotta figure out what we're gonna cut what we're gonna do, to afford a $1,000 a month premium."

Their insurance company, Humana, declined to comment, but the notice to the Mangiones carried this paragraph:


" If your policy premium increased, you should know this isn't unique to Humana -- premium increases generally will occur industry-wide.


"Increases aren't based on your individual claims or changes in health status," it continued. "Many other factors go in to your premium including: ACA compliance, including the addition of new essential health benefits."


ACA, of course, is the abbreviation for the President's new law, the Affordable Care Act -- which for the Mangiones will be anything but affordable because the law adds a new tax on every insurance policy and requires a list of additional benefits the Mangiones didn’t want to pay for.

Robert Zirkelbach, spokesman for American Health Insurance Plans, which represents insurers,explained that "for people who currently choose to purchase a high deductible, low premium policy that's more affordable for them, they are now being required to add all these new benefits to their policy.

That," he says, "is also going to add to the cost of their health insurance premiums."


This comes amid a huge debate over whether ObamaCare will raise or lower insurance rates.




Wild Thing's comment.............

This is all so very scary. I have had nightmares about it.



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September 20, 2013

John Boehner: Friday, the U.S. House Will Fund the Government and DEFUND ObamaCare





John Boehner: Friday, the U.S. House Will Fund the Government and DEFUND ObamaCare; Obama, Dems want to Shut Down the Govt to Save a Train Wreck

House Speaker John Boehner yesterday making it clear that the U.S. House of Representatives will tomorrow pass a Continuing Resoultion that funds the Government but defunds ObamaCare. Boehner said that is because ObamaCare “is a train wreck,” and Republicans are committed to protecting the American people from it.

Boehner then mentioned a litany of examples of major spending reforms in the past that have been enacted as part of increasing the nation’s debt limit. Obama said yesterday that never in American History has that been done! He could not be more wrong. There is NOTHING more effective Congress could do to help reduce the nation’s debt than to DEFUND ObamaCare! It is going to bankrupt the country in the years ahead. Stopping ObamaCare is the most important issue facing the nation, and Republicans need to stand strong no matter what on this issue.




Wild Thing's comment.............

I pray so much that they get rid of Obamacare.


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Home Depot To Dump 20,000 Part-Time Employees Onto Train Wreck Obamacare Exchanges


Home Depot To Dump 20K Workers Onto Train Wreck Obamacare Exchanges


Home Depot Inc. (HD), the world’s largest home improvement retailer, plans to end medical coverage for about 20,000 part-time employees and direct them to government-sponsored exchanges scheduled to open next month as companies revamp benefits to fit the U.S. Affordable Care Act.

Employees with fewer than 30 hours a week will no longer be offered limited liability medical coverage, Stephen Holmes, a spokesman, said today by telephone. About 5 percent of Atlanta-based Home Depot’s 340,000 employees are enrolled in that plan.



Wild Thing's comment............


I would love to see a body count of the number of people being thrown into this madness from their jobs that voted FOR Obama. Just curious! Every time I read about another company and another company etc. laying people off, putting people on part time and turning them over to obamacare, I can help but wonder how many are now waking up to the biggest mistake in their life they made voting for the POS Obama.



Posted by Wild Thing at 12:45 AM

September 16, 2013

Obamacare Punishes Part-Time Workers- Trader’s Joe’s Part Time Employees told No Inusrance Coverage For You


What Trader Joe’s teaches us about Obamacare

Washington Post


The grocery chain, in a memo obtained by the Huffington Post, told part-time employees that it would end their health insurance benefits for employees who work less than 30 hours a week, sending them instead to the new public insurance marketplaces with an extra $500 to help purchase coverage.

“Depending on income earned outside of Trader Joe’s, we believe that with the $500 from Trader Joe’s and the tax credits available under the ACA, many crew members should be able to obtain health-care coverage at very little, if any, net cost,” the company said Thursday in a statement to Bloomberg.

So what does this decision by Trader Joe’s tell us about the Affordable Care Act? A few things.

Before we get to that, though, its worth thinking about why Trader Joe’s – or any employer – offers health insurance right now.

While health benefits are expensive, companies typically offer them to stay competitive. A robust health plan can go a long way in wooing potential employees – especially when most of the market doesn’t offer part-time workers the opportunity to buy coverage.

Welcome to Second Class Medicine…if you can get it at all.


Wild Thing's comment..............


I guess a lot of people will wake up to what they voted for.


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September 15, 2013

Obamacare Employee Accidentally Sends Out Email Containing 2400 Americans Social Security Numbers


Obamacare Employee Accidentally Sends Out Email Containing 2400 Americans Social Security Numbers


With Obamacare’s massive Patient Data Hub poised to open soon, a sloppy mistake by an Obamacare employee hasn’t exactly inspired confidence that Americans’ private information will be closely guarded by Obamacare’s powers-that-be. As the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports (and Andrew Johnson highlights at NRO), an Obamacare exchange employee in Minnesota accidentally sent out an email containing 2,400 Americans’ Social Security numbers.

The Star Tribune writes:

“A MNsure employee accidentally sent an e-mail file to an Apple Valley insurance broker’s office on Thursday that contained Social Security numbers, names, business addresses and other identifying information on more than 2,400 insurance agents.

“An official at MNsure, the state’s new online health insurance exchange, acknowledged it had mishandled private data. A MNsure security manager called the broker, Jim Koester, and walked him and his assistant through a process of deleting the file from their computer hard drives.

“Koester said he willingly complied, but was unnerved.

“‘The more I thought about it, the more troubled I was,’ he said. ‘What if this had fallen into the wrong hands? It’s scary. If this is happening now, how can clients of MNsure be confident their data is safe?’”




Wild Thing's comment.............

Typical of the scum on the left. I swear there will be nothing good about Obamacare and nothing good about those pushing it or working for it.


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September 14, 2013

Government Seeking To Include “Social And Behavioral Data” In Health Records It Can Access



Government Seeking To Include “Social And Behavioral Data” In Health Records It Can Access


The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) wants to require health care providers to include “social and behavioral” data in Electronic Health Records (EHR) and to link patient’s records to public health departments, it was announced last week.

Health care experts say the proposal raises additional privacy concerns over Americans’ personal health information, on top of worries that the Obamacare “data hub” could lead to abuse by bureaucrats and identify theft.

The project sets out to identify “core data standards for behavioral and social determinants of health to be included in EHRs.”

Critics suggested this would create new bureaucracies and negatively impact health care.

“This sounds like an example of the federal government further intruding on the practice of medicine,” said Chris Jacobs, a senior policy analyst at the Heritage Foundation.

The CMS currently covers 100 million people through Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Hospital Insurance Program and is tasked with running Obamacare.




Wild Thing's comment.................


Kathleen Sebelius has the heart of a total dictator and wants to know when you take a breath or blink or smile or frown. Nothing is good about any of this or Obamacare. .....intrusion, plus paying for things we do not believe in like abortions.



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August 29, 2013

Obamacare “Navigators” Told To “Smile” When They Sign People Up For Obama’s Train Wreck Health Care Plan


Obamacare “Navigators” Told To “Smile” When They Sign People Up For Obama’s Train Wreck Health Care Plan


Smile! You’ve Got Socialized Healthcare!


Obamacare Navigators are being told to smile as they sell President Obama’s failed healthcare law to the public. That’s according to a 217 page manual, the Health Insurance Marketplace Navigator Standard Operating Procedures Manual, released by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Monday. Will their pitch sound something like this?


We’re going to strangle you with regulations, smother you in bureaucracy, make it next to impossible for you to find full-time work, and intrude in the some of the most intimate decisions you’ll make in your life… But we’re smiling, so you should be happy about all of this!


The administration states:

Section 2.2.1 Smile –Maintain a Positive Demeanor

This is the most simple and most powerful tip for consumer assistance (and most interpersonal interactions). Smile. Smiles are contagious; usually when you smile at somebody they will smile back at you. Do not pretend to smile, or produce a false smile; these are easy to spot and send the wrong messages. Relax, gain eye-contact, and smile naturally. This will help consumers to feel at ease and welcomed. You will come across as friendly and approachable, setting the scene for positive interaction.

If you are talking to somebody on the telephone, you can still smile; your voice sounds different when you smile and are happy. Consumers are more likely to want to talk to a cheerful person with an enthusiastic personality and by smiling while you talk you can help to project this.


Wild Thing's comment............

Nothing like a forced and phony smile.

If I ever have to sit down with one of these jerks I will make it as uncomfortable an experience as possible. Maybe play the stupid card and have them do double the work to fill it out for me, ask why every time they say anything....constant why's. Anything I could do to make it where they want their day to end and able to go home. hahahaha


Posted by Wild Thing at 11:45 PM

August 27, 2013

Democrats Who Wrote Obamacare Cashing In As Lobbyists


ObamaCare's architects reap windfall as Washington lobbyists


Democrats Who Wrote Obamacare Cashing In As Lobbyists

The Hill

ObamaCare has become big business for an elite network of Washington lobbyists and consultants who helped shape the law from the inside.

More than 30 former administration officials, lawmakers and congressional staffers who worked on the healthcare law have set up shop on K Street since 2010.

Major lobbying firms such as Fierce, Isakowitz & Blalock, The Glover Park Group, Alston & Bird, BGR Group and Akin Gump can all boast an ObamaCare insider on their lobbying roster — putting them in a prime position to land coveted clients.

“When [Vice President] Biden leaned over [during healthcare signing] and said to [President] Obama, ‘This is a big f’n deal,’” said Ivan Adler, a headhunter at the McCormick Group, “he was right. ”

Veterans of the healthcare push are now lobbying for corporate giants such as Delta Air Lines, UPS, BP America and Coca-Cola, and for healthcare companies including GlaxoSmithKline, UnitedHealth Group and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.

Ultimately, the clients are after one thing: expert help in dealing with the most sweeping overhaul of the country’s healthcare system in decades.

"Healthcare lobbying on K Street is as strong as it ever was, and it's due to the fact that the Affordable Care Act seems to be ever-changing," Adler said. "What's at stake is huge. ... Whenever there's a lot of money at stake, there's a lot of lobbying going on."

The voracious need for lobbying help in dealing with ObamaCare has created a price premium for lobbyists who had first-hand experience in crafting or debating the law.

Experts say that those able to fetch the highest salaries have come from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) or committees with oversight power over healthcare.



Wild Thing's comment.................

So much corruption and people making money off the nightmare of obamacare. sheesh


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August 24, 2013

Almost 80 House Republicans are asking Boehner to support legislation to defund Obamacare!



Almost 80 House Republicans are asking Boehner to support legislation to defund Obamacare!

Five Republican members of Michigan’s congressional delegation have signed a letter to U.S. House leaders calling on them to support legislation defunding health care reform legislation passed three years ago.

In all, 79 congressional Republicans signed the letter to House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., saying the Affordable Care Act, or what they referred to as Obamacare, leads to job losses, coverage changes and other negative effects.

“(Since) most of the citizens we represent believe that Obamacare should never go into effect, we urge you to affirmatively defund the implementation and enforcement” of the law in any spending bill that comes to the House floor, the letter read.





Wild Thing's comment..................

I hope Boehner listens to them, they speak for all of us that want to get rid of Obamacare. I have no idea how else to do it.


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August 23, 2013

Obamacare Officials Hire Detective Force to Go With Their Armed Tax Agents



Congressman Jeff Duncan questions why he saw IRS agents training with powerful, semi-automatic rifles when he toured a Maryland Federal Law Enforcement Training Center on May 23.



Obamacare Officials Hire Detective Force to Go With Their Armed Tax Agents


We already knew that IRS agents are training with powerful, semi-automatic rifles at a Maryland Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. (Congressman Jeff Duncan disclosed that he witnessed IRS agents training with powerful, semi-automatic rifles when he toured a Maryland Federal Law Enforcement Training Center on May 23.)

The Obama administration is also hiring dozens of detectives to find and punish Obamacare violators.


More than 1,600 new employees hired by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources in the aftermath of Obamacare’s passage include just two described as ‘consumer safety’ officers, but 86 tasked with ‘criminal investigating’ – indicating that the agency is building an army of detectives to sleuth out violations of a law that many in Congress who supported it still find confusing.

On the day President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law in 2010, HHS received authority from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to make as many as 1,814 new hires under an emergency ‘Direct Hiring Authority’ order.

The Obama administration ordered that employment expansion despite a government-wide hiring freeze.

A total of 1,684 of those positions were filled. An analysis by MailOnline shows that at 2010 federal government salary rates, the new employees’ salaries alone cost the U.S. at least $138.8 million every year.

Had the agency filled all its available jobs, that cost would have been a minimum of $159 million.

The hiring began in May 2010 and continued through June 2013, making the later hires eligible for higher salaries as a result of annual cost-of-living increases.

The difference between what HHS spent on new Obamacare-related employees and what it was authorized to spend is explained by its failure to hire most of the 261 ‘consumer safety officers’ it was authorized to bring aboard. Only two such employees were hired.

But while OPM authorized HHS Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Resources Denise Carter — later renamed Denise Wells — to hire 50 criminal investigators, the agency increased that number to 86 on its own.

After MailOnline lodged a Freedom Of Information Request with HHS, the agency sent a spreadsheet containing records of the positions it filled, along with the salary level for each one on the government’s ‘GS’ hiring scale.

The lowest salary on the list was for a single contracting officer at Grade 7, Step 1, an annual rate of about $42,350, including a so-called ‘differential’ payments. Those increases are given to all federal employees in order to adjust for regional cost-of-living differences.

The highest salary in 2010 dollars, including that differential payment, was about $161,450, earned by a total of 29 new employee. They include health insurance administrators, contracting officers and information technology managers.

The fleet of 86 new criminal investigators are earning a range of compensation between $51,800 and $89,350, according to the 2010 salary tables and differential payment guidelines.



Wild Thing's comment.............

Obama's America, force, hate, threats, demand, you name it but nothing compared to what our Founding Fathers fought for, stood for, and wanted for our country.


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Planned Parenthood’s Obamacare “Navigators” To Be Given Access To Every Americans’ Personal, Medical, Tax Information


Planned Parenthood’s Obamacare “Navigators” To Be Given Access To Every Americans’ Personal, Medical, Tax Information


WASHINGTON, D.C., August 21, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com)

Planned Parenthood employees will soon have access to a vast federal database of sensitive information, including the Social Security number, tax form, bank account, and medical records of every single American citizen as the president seeks their help in implementing ObamaCare.

Consumers purchasing health insurance through health care exchanges will speak to “navigators,” whose job is to help them find the best coverage and determine if they are eligible for a federal subsidy.

The Obama administration has awarded Planned Parenthood more than $655,000 of taxpayer funds to hire “navigators” for the president’s health care reform law, the Affordable Care Act (ACA). State affiliates in Iowa, Montana and New Hampshire were among the 105 organizations receiving $67 million in federal grants.

HHS will not require background checks or fingerprinting of employees, and a previous criminal conviction – including one for identity theft – does not necessarily disqualify an employee from becoming a navigator.

Navigators and their assistants will have access to the federal data hub, an online nexus containing information from the Department of Health and Human Services and seven federal departments: the IRS, the Social Security Administration, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Defense Department, the Office of Personnel Management, the Veterans Health Administration, and the Peace Corps.




Wild Thing's comment..................

To quote an interesting film quote: "Someday, someone's going to have to make a stand. Some day, someone's going to have to say 'Enough!' " We need to say that this will not be tolerated by the general populace, that Obama needs to retract it and continue to press it home until the job is done. The Bible tells us to respect those in power, but it also tells us to refuse to submit to evil laws.


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August 22, 2013

ObamaCare Triggers Coverage Cuts



ObamaCare Triggers Coverage Cuts

Employers dropping coverage for thousands of spouses over ObamaCare costs

Republican lawmakers are raising new concerns about ObamaCare after several large employers announced they are dropping health coverage to some employee spouses due to rising costs under the new law.

Both the University of Virginia and UPS told their employees recently they are no longer offering spousal coverage to those able to obtain insurance elsewhere; meaning thousands of Americans will no longer be able to choose the benefits they prefer.

UVA said Wednesday this is only one of many “major changes” coming to their health plans as a result of ObamaCare. The university says the changes are necessary because the law is projected to add $7.3 million to the cost of the university’s health plan in 2014 alone.

“The modified plan will provide new options and reward those who participate in wellness programs,” UVA’s Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer Susan Carkeek said in a press release. “But we must make adjustments or face millions of dollars in rising costs, fees and taxes that would be passed along to employees.”

Similarly, UPS also partially blamed ObamaCare for the change, which is estimated to affect an estimate 15,000 employee spouses.


The rising cost of health care "combined with the costs associated with the Affordable Care Act, have made it increasingly difficult to continue providing the same level of health care benefits to our employees at an affordable cost," UPS said.

The trend has drawn the ire of Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, who cite it as a clear example the Obama administration is not following through on its promise that, “if you like your plan, you can keep it.”

“American families who are already grappling with higher health care costs under the law are also coming face-to-face with the stark reality that they will lose the coverage they have and like,” committee members said in a statement Wednesday.

The Obama administration would not respond when asked for comment on the UPS’ new policy by Kaiser Health News, but said when Massachusetts implemented a similar health overhaul, employer coverage actually increased.



Wild Thing's comment...............

This entire thing is such a mess and a total nightmare. There is isn't even one thing good about it.



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August 18, 2013

Sen. Harry Reid: Obamacare 'Absolutely' A Step Toward A Single-Payer System



Sen. Harry Reid: Obamacare 'Absolutely' A Step Toward A Single-Payer System


Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) was asked whether his goal was to move Obamacare to a single-payer system. His answer? “Yes, yes. Absolutely, yes.”


In one sense, this isn’t shocking. Reid and many other Democrats, including President Obama, have often stated that their ideal health-care system is one in which the government abolishes the private insurance market. Video of the PBS discussion isn’t yet online, but here’s how Karoun Demirjian of the Las Vegas Sun described it:

Reid said he thinks the country has to “work our way past” insurance-based health care during a Friday night appearance on Vegas PBS’ program “Nevada Week in Review.”


“What we’ve done with Obamacare is have a step in the right direction, but we’re far from having something that’s going to work forever,” Reid said.


When then asked by panelist Steve Sebelius whether he meant ultimately the country would have to have a health care system that abandoned insurance as the means of accessing it, Reid said: “Yes, yes. Absolutely, yes.”


Reid noted that he and other progressives fought hard for a “public option” in the exchanges as a Trojan horse for single-payer, but Democrats didn’t have 60 votes in the Senate to achieve it:


The idea of introducing a single-payer national health care system to the United States, or even just a public option, sent lawmakers into a tizzy back in 2009, when Reid was negotiating the health care bill.


“We had a real good run at the public option … don’t think we didn’t have a tremendous number of people who wanted a single-payer system,” Reid said on the PBS program, recalling how then-Sen. Joe Lieberman’s opposition to the idea of a public option made them abandon the notion and start from scratch.


Eventually, Reid decided the public option was unworkable.

“We had to get a majority of votes,” Reid said. “In fact, we had to get a little extra in the Senate, we have to get 60.”

Reid sees the tax exclusion for employer-sponsored health insurance as the primary obstacle to single-payer health care:


Reid cited the post-WWII auto industry labor negotiations that made employer-backed health insurance the norm, remarking that “we’ve never been able to work our way out of that” before predicting that Congress would someday end the insurance-based health care system.




Wild Thing's comment...............


How to kill America....... have Obamacare or worse have single payer system. God help all of us.



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August 16, 2013

Obama's White House Awards Grants for Enrolling Citizens onto Obamacare Exchanges


White House Awards Grants for Enrolling Citizens onto Obamacare Exchanges

Over 100 organizations—including Planned Parenthood affiliates, community groups, health care providers, and business groups—will receive $67 million in grants to serve as “navigators” who will help Americans sign up for health insurance in Obamacare’s new state exchanges.

Among the “navigator” recipients of the awards are Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Mobile ($20,750), University of Arkansas ($774,745), Arizona Board of Regents, University of Arizona ($190,268), Pinellas County (FL) Board of County Commissioners ($600,000), National Hispanic Council on Aging ($646,825), University of Georgia ($1,657,378), Mercy Hospital and Medical Center (IL) ($452,590), Arab Community Center for Economic & Social Services ($276,593), University of Mississippi Medical Center ($831,986), Mental Health America (in multiple locations), and Migrant Health Promotion, Inc. ($589,750).

CMS.gov has a complete list of “navigator” recipients who will be helping Americans sign up for the Obamacare exchanges.

Jason Millman at Politico reported Thursday that The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said the $67 million in grants is in excess of what the Obama administration initially said would be available for the “navigators.” An additional $13 million was taken from the health law prevention fund for those states that refused to set up the exchanges, leaving it instead to the federal government to do so.

The “navigators” will especially be utilized in what Millman refers to as “Obamacare-resistant states,” where the president’s signature legislation is not being promoted. Navigators cannot recommend a specific health insurance plan or coverage but are supposedly working to help Americans understand their options. Navigators are also prohibited from accepting compensation from insurers.

Texas and Florida, Millman reports, have been “singled out” as key to Obamacare’s success. Navigators in those states will receive about $10.9 million and $7.9 million, respectively.


The single biggest grant — approximately $5.9 million — went to the United Way of Metropolitan Tarrant County, which serves the Fort Worth and Arlington areas of Texas. The group says it plans to work across the state, according to HHS.

He further reports that 19 of the “Obamacare-resistant states” have put forward additional requirements for more navigator training and licensure beyond what the Obama administration requires, leading to some legal issues regarding state versus federal laws.

Three Planned Parenthood affiliates in Iowa, Montana, and New Hampshire received a grant of $655,000 to serve as “navigators.”

President Obama asked Planned Parenthood to help him promote Obamacare during his appearance at the organization’s gala event in April.

"I’m here to… ask for your help, because we need to get the word out,” he told Planned Parenthood supporters. “We need you to tell your patients, your friends, your neighbors, your family members what the health care law means for them.”

Obama added:

Make sure that they know that there are plans out there right now that cover the cost of contraception and preventative care free of charge. We’ve got to spread the word, particularly among women, particularly among young women, who are the ones who are most likely to benefit from these laws.

Regarding the “navigators,” HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said in a statement:

Navigators will be among the many resources available to help consumers understand their coverage options in the Marketplace. A network of volunteers on the ground in every state – health care providers, business leaders, faith leaders, community groups, advocates and local elected officials – can help spread the word and encourage their neighbors to get enrolled.


Continue reading here..............



Wild Thing's comment............


POS Obama I hate you. You have got to stop costing us money, taxing us to death to pay for your freaking ObamaDEATHcare.



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August 15, 2013

Awesome Rep. Trey Gowdy Discusses Defunding Obamacare





GOWDY: Obamacare passed without a single Republican vote; let’s see if Dems can fund it without a single Republican vote.


Rep. Trey Gowdy was on with Lou Dobbs last night to discuss the defunding of Obamacare and said that he doesn’t understand why Republicans are told that Obamacare is the law and therefore they must fund it when the President is constantly deciding which laws he wants to ignore.

Further, he stressed that Obamacare was passed without a single, solitary Republican vote and that we should see if Democrats can fund it without a single, solitary Republican vote.

I find it fascinating that Republicans are criticized because they want to slow down or defund Obamacare but it’s OK if the president wants to not enforce the law. We are repeatedly told – in fact I read somewhere over the weekend ‘this is the law, a conservative supreme court validated it, so get used to it.’


Well apparently just when we’re getting used to it the president decides he’s not going to implement it. So my guess is we’re going to have a very robust debate this fall. If it’s not good enough for prime time and clearly it is not, then why don’t we just go ahead and start over.

Lou, it passed without a single, solitary Republican vote. Let’s see if you can fund it without a single, solitary Republican vote.

(Lou then asks if he thinks it will be funded, and can Republicans actually significantly alter the law or can they repeal it in reality?)

We’ll we’re going to need the Senate to repeal it but there are lots of law – in fact you and I in another segment may discuss [how] the Attorney General doesn’t like a law. So he’s just not going to enforce it.

Well if it’s good enough for the President and the Attorney General when it comes to recess appointments or the Affordable Care Act or immigration to just ignore the law when they don’t like it, then why can’t Republicans, when you have something as wildly unpopular as the so-called Affordable Care Act which has been a train wreck as described by people who voted for it – it was passed without a single Republican vote.


And we’re expected to fund it just because it passed before many of us got to Congress?


My suspicion is we’re going to have a robust debate this fall about just how unpopular it is.


Wild Thing's comment...............


Gowdy is so awesome, I think he is great.


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August 14, 2013

NBC: Obamacare Is Forcing Companies to Cut Employee Hours





NBC: Obamacare Is Forcing Companies to Cut Employee Hours

There has never been a more destructive piece of legislation passed by the US government.

The release of the June Jobs’ Report Friday was something of a relief for the markets. The Labor Department reported that the economy gained 195,000 jobs in June, which beat economists’ expectations. The Department also reported that the economy gained 70,000 more jobs in April and May than it originally estimated. The report, however, also provides clear evidence that the the nation is splitting into two; only 47% of Americans have a full-time job and those who don’t are finding it increasingly out of reach.

Of the 144 million Americans employed last month, only 116 million were working full-time. Friday’s report showed that 58.7% of the civilian adult population of 245 million was working last month. Only 47% of Americans, however, had a full-time job.


Wild Thing's comment...............

I wonder if any of the voters for Obama that are laid off or told only part time wotk are waking up to why this is happening to them. I sure as heck hope so.I want them to know it is all Obama and the democrats fault.




Posted by Wild Thing at 12:45 AM

August 10, 2013

Obama: “No Doubt” Obamacare Will Have “Glitches” -Understatement it is a train wreck!




Obama: No Doubt ObamaCare Will Have Glitches (August 9, 2013)




Wild Thing's comment............


It is a train wreck and from 62% to 74% do not want it. It might be even more now that do not want this nightmare.


Posted by Wild Thing at 12:47 AM

August 05, 2013

Wake Up Obama, NO one wants your Socialized Medicine- Only One Person Attends Obamacare Event




One Person Attends Obamacare Event


One. That’s how many people showed up for a pro-Obamacare event in Centerville, Virginia. And let’s face it: People didn’t miss the event because they were working. The ambivalence toward the implementation of Obamacare is evidenced throughout the nation, as the President’s left over campaigning apparatus – Organizing for Action – held a number of unattended Obamacare events this weekend. The event, reported by Politico, illustrated the growing displeasure with the President’s signature piece of legislation.


Democrats are scrambling to garner support for the legislation as some of the most sweeping initiatives are set to take place by 2014.

According to Politico, the event was one of thousands around the country to rally support for the government takeover of one-sixth of the US economy. Apparently a few liberally inclined community members showed up for the event, but left before things really kicked off. In the end, one volunteer and the event organizer, were left manning phones. . . An activity that proved sooooooo exiting, even the event organizer left after twenty short minutes.

The event, which seems to have illustrated the public’s ambivalence toward Obama’s legacy-inspiring piece of legislation, was – well, it was a failure.




Wild Thing's comment.................

We do NOT want it! Not in any way!



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August 03, 2013

Outrageous: Obama Admin Grants Congress Exemption From Obamacare Provision



Outrageous: Obama Admin Grants Congress Exemption From Obamacare Provision


The Obama administration has granted members of Congress and their staffers an exemption from a provision of Obamacare that could have cost them thousands of dollars a year in added health insurance costs, according to Politico.

Congress currently allots itself generous health coverage through the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program. Nearly 75 percent of premiums are taken care of. But under Obamacare, our representatives and their worker bees will be thrown onto the health care exchanges like millions of Americans – without the FEHB subsidy. Fair is fair, right?

Well, just two days after Obama assured Democratic lawmakers he was on the case – though make no mistake, many Republicans want action too – the administration has ruled that while Congress must hit the exchanges, the subsidy for their insurance will continue.

Obama acting like a King or a dictator.


From Townhall

The Office of Personnel Management, under heavy pressure from Capitol Hill, will issue a ruling that says the government can continue to make a contribution to the health care premiums of members of Congress and their aides, according to several Hill sources.

A White House official confirmed the deal and said the proposed regulations will be issued next week.

The problem was rooted in the original text of the Affordable Care Act. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) inserted a provision which said members of Congress and their aides must be covered by plans “created” by the law or “offered through an exchange.” Until now, OPM had not said if the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program could contribute premium payments toward plans on the exchange. If payments stopped, lawmakers and aides would have faced thousands of dollars in additional premium payments each year. Under the old system, the government contributed nearly 75 percent of premium payments.


Lets break this down: First, lawmakers on the Hill voted for a terrible bill that a majority of people didn't want. Now three years later, those same lawmakers have exempted themselves from Obamacare rate shock in order to save their own wallets while the rest of America suffers from skyrocketing healthcare premiums. Don't worry though, Nancy Pelosi is reassuring everyone that Congress and their staffs will have to enroll in Obamacare exchanges, they just won't be paying for it.




Wild Thing's comment...................

We are being so used and used and used. sick of this crap. The sneaky bastards didn’t even vote on this.Obama's admin..... snuck it through with a “ruling” from the Office of Personnel Management.


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July 31, 2013

Defunding Obamacare Sen. Ted Cruz Weighs In Obamacare - Hannity



Defunding Obamacare Sen. Ted Cruz Weighs In Obamacare - Hannity




Wild Thing's comment............

Cruz is doing great and I like what he says.



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July 27, 2013

CVS Pharmacies To Join Obama Thugs Push Obamacare



CVS will help promote Obamacare


CVS Caremark is joining the effort to encourage Americans to sign up for Obamacare insurance programs, company executives announced Thursday.

CVS officials told POLITICO that they’re planning to use pharmacies at their 7,400 North American stores as a gateway for the uninsured to learn about new coverage options — especially subsidized insurance coverage available to low-income people on state-based insurance exchanges.

“Half of people who are eligible for a subsidy don’t know they’re eligible,” Helena Foulkes, chief health care strategy and marketing officer at CVS Caremark, said in an interview.

Foulkes said CVS pharmacies would invite trained “navigators” into their stores to help eligible people sign up for exchanges. The company also plans to plug the health law at 375 health care fairs around the country, particularly in areas with high rates of uninsured people and large minority populations.





Wild Thing's comment.............

We only use Walgreen's, I hope they stay away from this crap. What happened to people not having a brain and not realizing this is all socialized medicine............socialism wanting to control our live and our money and everything about us.



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Leno Mocks Obamacare - Good one Jay!!!


LOL had to take the video off this post. It kept playing instead of letting you click on it to play.



Wild Thing's comment................

Jay has the highest rating of all the late night shows. Why on earth they want to take him off is beyond me....it is self destructive for that network.



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Baby Killing Planned Parenthood Could Have Access To Your Sensitive Information Thanks To Its Work On Obamacare



Planned Parenthood could have access to citizens’ sensitive information through Obamacare’s Federal Data Hub


As the Obama administration frantically tries to enlist the help of organizations to promote the Affordable Care Act, Planned Parenthood could be one of several groups with access to citizens’ sensitive information in the Federal Data Hub.

According to The Illinois Typepad Review, if the organization is granted funding through the Department of Health and Human Services’ $54 million in navigator grants, the nonprofit will have access to Obamacare’s Federal Data Hub. The database contains citizens’ information collected from the Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service, Department of Homeland Security and Department of Justice, and includes Social Security numbers.

Though these navigators have yet to be named, Planned Parenthood is likely to be one. [...]

Planned Parenthood has already signed on to promote the healthcare law, as POLITICO previously reported, and some affiliates will apply for HHS’ navigator grants, the news outlet stated last month. The deadline to apply for the funding was June 7, but the agency has yet to announce all the organizations receiving the awards.



Wild Thing's comment................

These Planned Parenthood people are all pro baby killing. Disgusting human beings.



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July 25, 2013

Obama to Spend $700 Million (our Tax dollars) to Push Obamacare – In Swing States






Karl Rove joined Greta Van Susteren last night to discuss the government's plan to blow $700,000,000, nearly a billion dollars to plug Obamacare. But, get this... The Obama Administration is only spending the money on TV ads in swing state markets. This is unbelievable.


“They’re buying a bunch of media markets. Like they are buying New Orleans and Charlotte, North Carolina. They’re not buying Los Angeles. They’re not buying New York. They’re not buying Chicago. They’re not buying Boston. They’re not buying San Francisco. They’re not buying six of the ten largest markets in America. But they’re going to buy TV ads to sing the praises of Obamacare in New Orleans and Charlotte, North Carolina. What about those markets? Why those markets? Well those are in battleground states with US Senate races where the Democratic incumbent voted for Obamacare and is defending their vote. They’re buying a bunch of markets in states with Republican governors who are up for reelection next year. They’re not buying in the biggest markets. They’re not buying in Los Angeles or New York but they’re buying in places where they will have a political impact.“





Wild Thing's comment................

Obama spends money like no one else ever has, it is fine if it were his money but it is not.


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July 21, 2013

Obamacare Forced On Us By Obana Will Cost $1.76 Trillion Over 10 Years


Obamacare to cost $1.76 trillion over 10 yrs


Obama's national health care law will cost $1.76 trillion over a decade, according to a new projection released today by the Congressional Budget Office, rather than the $940 billion forecast when it was signed into law.

Democrats employed many accounting tricks when they were pushing through the national health care legislation, the most egregious of which was to delay full implementation of the law until 2014, so it would appear cheaper under the CBO's standard ten-year budget window and, at least on paper, meet Obama's pledge that the legislation would cost "around $900 billion over 10 years." When the final CBO score came out before passage, critics noted that the true 10 year cost would be far higher than advertised once projections accounted for full implementation.


Today, the CBO released new projections from 2013 extending through 2022, and the results are as critics expected: the ten-year cost of the law's core provisions to expand health insurance coverage has now ballooned to $1.76 trillion. That's because we now have estimates for Obamacare's first nine years of full implementation, rather than the mere six when it was signed into law. Only next year will we get a true ten-year cost estimate, if the law isn't overturned by the Supreme Court or repealed by then. Given that in 2022, the last year available, the gross cost of the coverage expansions are $265 billion, we're likely looking at about $2 trillion over the first decade, or more than double what Obama advertised.



Wild Thing's comment.................

And I will add Obama could care less the damage this will do .




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July 20, 2013

Indiana Department Of Insurance Says Rates To Skyrocket By 72% Under Obamacare (socialisim forced on USA)



Health Insurance Rates to Skyrocket in Indiana Says Dept. of Insurance

Indiana Department Of Insurance Says Rates To Skyrocket By 72% Under Obamacare

As a result of the federal Affordable Care Act, individual health insurance rates in Indiana will increase by an average of 72% in 2014 according to Logan Harrison, Chief Deputy Commissioner at the Indiana Department of Insurance. Small group rates will increase by 8%.

Harrison commented, “This new data regrettably confirms the negative impact of the Affordable Care Act on the insurance market in Indiana. The Affordable Care Act requires many Hoosiers to purchase more comprehensive and more expensive health insurance than they may want or need. These rates call into question just how affordable health insurance will really be for many Hoosiers.”

Harrison noted that the State’s actuary predicted this substantial rate increase in 2010, after passage of the Affordable Care Act. He also mentioned that other states being highlighted as benefitting from the Affordable Care Act have already seen exorbitant health insurance rate increases in past years as a result of similar failed policy initiatives. Many of these states have more onerous insurance market regulations than even under the Affordable Care Act



Wild Thing's comment...........

Remember how the liar Obama said rates would not go up. LIAR LIAR LIAR always a liar.


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July 18, 2013

Kraithammer : Obamacare "Swindled" Unions and Left Them in "Desperation and Disappointment"






Krauthammer ......Obamacare "Swindled" Unions and Left Them in "Desperation and Disappointment"




Wild Thing's comment................

Charles is right, they were warned, their union members were warned.They ignored all the warnings and were zombies for Obama and his agenda.


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July 16, 2013

Union Leaders Now Say Obamacare Will Destroy ‘Health & Well-Being’ of US Workers



Union Leaders Now Say Obamacare Will Destroy ‘Health & Well-Being’ of US Workers


The Wall Street Journal


The leaders of three major U.S. unions, including the highly influential Teamsters, have sent a scathing open letter to Democratic leaders in Congress, warning that unless changes are made, President Obama’s health care reform plan will “destroy the foundation of the 40 hour work week that is the backbone of the American middle class.”

If that’s not bad enough, the Affordable Care Act, if not modified, will “destroy the very health and wellbeing of our members along with millions of other hardworking Americans,” the letter says.

The full letter, below:

Dear Leader Reid and Leader Pelosi:

When you and the President sought our support for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), you pledged that if we liked the health plans we have now, we could keep them. Sadly, that promise is under threat. Right now, unless you and the Obama Administration enact an equitable fix, the ACA will shatter not only our hard-earned health benefits, but destroy the foundation of the 40 hour work week that is the backbone of the American middle class.

Like millions of other Americans, our members are front-line workers in the American economy. We have been strong supporters of the notion that all Americans should have access to quality, affordable health care. We have also been strong supporters of you. In campaign after campaign we have put boots on the ground, gone door-to-door to get out the vote, run phone banks and raised money to secure this vision.

Now this vision has come back to haunt us.

Since the ACA was enacted, we have been bringing our deep concerns to the Administration, seeking reasonable regulatory interpretations to the statute that would help prevent the destruction of non-profit health plans. As you both know first-hand, our persuasive arguments have been disregarded and met with a stone wall by the White House and the pertinent agencies. This is especially stinging because other stakeholders have repeatedly received successful interpretations for their respective grievances. Most disconcerting of course is last week’s huge accommodation for the employer community—extending the statutorily mandated “December 31, 2013” deadline for the employer mandate and penalties.

Time is running out: Congress wrote this law; we voted for you. We have a problem; you need to fix it. The unintended consequences of the ACA are severe. Perverse incentives are already creating nightmare scenarios:

First, the law creates an incentive for employers to keep employees’ work hours below 30 hours a week. Numerous employers have begun to cut workers’ hours to avoid this obligation, and many of them are doing so openly. The impact is two-fold: fewer hours means less pay while also losing our current health benefits.

Second, millions of Americans are covered by non-profit health insurance plans like the ones in which most of our members participate. These non-profit plans are governed jointly by unions and companies under the Taft-Hartley Act. Our health plans have been built over decades by working men and women. Under the ACA as interpreted by the Administration, our employees will treated differently and not be eligible for subsidies afforded other citizens. As such, many employees will be relegated to second-class status and shut out of the help the law offers to for-profit insurance plans.

And finally, even though non-profit plans like ours won’t receive the same subsidies as for-profit plans, they’ll be taxed to pay for those subsidies. Taken together, these restrictions will make non-profit plans like ours unsustainable, and will undermine the health-care market of viable alternatives to the big health insurance companies.

On behalf of the millions of working men and women we represent and the families they support, we can no longer stand silent in the face of elements of the Affordable Care Act that will destroy the very health and wellbeing of our members along with millions of other hardworking Americans.

We believe that there are common-sense corrections that can be made within the existing statute that will allow our members to continue to keep their current health plans and benefits just as you and the President pledged. Unless changes are made, however, that promise is hollow.

We continue to stand behind real health care reform, but the law as it stands will hurt millions of Americans including the members of our respective unions.

We are looking to you to make sure these changes are made.

James P. Hoffa
General President
International Brotherhood of Teamsters

Joseph Hansen
International President
UFCW

D. Taylor
President
UNITE-HERE



Wild Thing's comment..............

Finally they are waking up, it sure took them long enough.


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July 14, 2013

Electrical workers union jumps aboard anti-Obamacare bus



Electrical workers union jumps aboard anti-Obamacare bus


The Washington Times

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers is the latest in a string of unions to come out against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare.

The group’s launched new ads with several media organizations, including Roll Call and The Hill, expressing dissatisfaction with the health reform and pointing to discrepancies between what President Obama promised — and what he actually delivered.

One ad cites the president’s July 2009 remarks: “If you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan. Period. No one will take it away. No matter what.”

But the union said that’s not exactly true, The Daily Caller reported. Loopholes in the text of Obamacare are putting in jeopardy IBEW members’ ability to access the same health-care plans they’ve used for 65-plus years.

“[Obamacare] threatens the viability of multi-employer health plans in four ways,” the IBEW said in a statement on Thursday, The Daily Caller reported. “The IBEW cannot afford to sit on the sidelines [as Obamacare] threatens to harm our members by dismantling multi-employer plans.”

And IBEW President Edwin Hill said: “Our members and allied employers have worked hard for the health care they have, and President Obama must move now to guarantee that his signature law will not cost them their coverage.”

Also protesting aspects of Obamacare in recent months: the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and UNITE HERE.




Wild Thing's comment............


Good for them, they join some other Unions that do not want Obamacare.



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July 13, 2013

Ted Cruz introduces bill to defund Obamacare


Ted Cruz introduces bill to defund Obamacare

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, along with 17 other Senate Republicans, has introduced the Defund Obamacare Act of 2013, which would fully defund Obamacare, in the wake of the recent string of bad news surrounding the law.

"The Administration's recent announcement to delay the onerous and unpopular employer mandate until after the 2014 election, coupled with its announcement to delay income and health status eligibility requirements in favor of an honor system for the most expensive entitlement for our generation, confirms what has been obvious from the start--this law is a colossal mistake," Cruz said in a press release.

Cruz is joined by Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ga., who introduced companion legislation in the House. Graves has introduced similar legislation before, in March of 2013, and also in the 111th and 112th congresses.

"We must seize the moment and permanently delay the entire law," Graves wrote in his own press release. "Congress can do this. We control the purse strings and can protect taxpayers from funding Obamacare. Businesses have their delay and the special interests have their waivers. Let's not leave working families or anyone else on the tracks for this train wreck."

Along with previous bills to defund the health care law, House Republicans have also voted 37 times to repeal the law entirely.





Wild Thing's comment..................

I sure would love if we could get rid of Obamacare, the entire thing.
That would be a dream come true.




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July 09, 2013

Indiana Hospital Chain Fires 865 Employees Because of Obamacare


Indiana Hospital Chain Fires 865 Employees Because of Obamacare

J.K.Wall reports for Independent Business Journal, June 28, 2013, that St. Vincent Health — the second-largest hospital system and the 6th-largest employer in Indiana, with 22 hospitals employing about 17,300 people — announced it will eliminate about 865 jobs to reduce its labor costs by 5%.

The job cuts are to save money as Obamacare (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) and Congressional budget cuts promise to take a bite out of hospital reimbursement rates. Obamacare calls for $155 billion in cuts to hospitals’ Medicare payments over 10 years. Then the fiscal-cliff deal on Jan. 1 of this year chopped out another $15 billion. And the budget sequester, which hit March 1, looked ready to sap another $10 billion.

All hospitals are trying to cut expenses drastically, by as much as 25%, in order to prepare for a future they expect to be far more austere than the past. With personnel typically accounting for 60% of hospital expenses, staff reductions are an inevitable part of that process.



Wild Thing's comment...............


Dear God help us, we do not want this Obamacare, it will destroy people's lives.


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July 08, 2013

Obamacare Is Now a “Slow-Motion” Train Wreck For Fraud


HHS Gives Up On Obamacare’s Anti-Fraud Measures, Will Allow People Looking For Health Care Subsidies To Self-Report Their Income With No Verification






Obamacare Is Now a “Slow-Motion” Train Wreck For Fraud… Just Lie To Verify Eligibility


Forbes


Not qualified for Obamacare’s subsidies? Just lie — Govt. to use ‘Honor System’ without verifying your eligibility. Sounds a lot like the same process for how Obama got elected.


If you thought the delay in the employer mandate was bad news for Obamacare, just wait. On Friday, Sarah Kliff and Sandhya Somashekhar of the Washington Post discovered that the Obama administration had buried in the Federal Register the announcement that the government won’t be able to verify whether or not applicants for Obamacare’s insurance exchange subsidies are actually qualified for the aid, in the 16 states that are setting up their own exchanges. Instead, until at least 2015, these states will be able to “accept the applicant’s attestation [regarding eligibility] without further verification.” [...]





Wild Thing's comment..................

Everything Obama and his people have anything to do with is corrupt and destructive to our country.




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July 04, 2013

CBS: Obamacare A “Jalopy They’re Trying To Roll Out Of The Driveway Here, At Barely Operational”- Get Rid of ALL of it!




CBS' John Dickerson: Obamacare A “Jalopy They’re Trying To Roll Out Of The Driveway Here, At Barely Operational”



Wild Thing's comment.................


Get rid of it!!!!!!!!!!!!! All of it!


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July 02, 2013

Obama's War on Women! ObamaCare Kicks Wives Off Husbands' Health Plans


ObamaCare Kicks Wives Off Husbands' Health Plans


Investors.com


Dumped: An unintended consequence of the abomination that is called ObamaCare is the dropping of wives from husbands' employer-provided health care insurance. It's a de facto war on women.

ObamaCare is filled with grinding mandates. One of them requires that children remain covered by their parents' health care plans until they're 26 when their parents' insurance "provides dependent coverage of children."

The government calls this "protecting young adults." But insuring children long past the day they are dependent on their parents exposes companies, which will bear the added costs of paying the inevitable higher premiums. And in some cases, the extra expense could be significant.

So at many companies, something has to go. Quite often, the rational response to rising health insurance costs is to drop spouses, more specifically wives, from insurance plans. Sometimes it's the husbands who must go. But benefits experts have confirmed to MarketWatch that those who are kicked out of plans "tend to be women."

Employers also have a strong incentive to drop spouses because of a "per life" fee that ObamaCare requires from companies that insure their workers. That fee is now $1 or $2 per life. But it will be substantially more — $65 — in 2014.


The trend of dumping spouses will only accelerate when the federal health exchanges are open next year, health care experts told MarketWatch.

Employers are reluctant to leave spouses without coverage, and the exchanges will give the suddenly uninsured a place to land.

But it's unlikely the place they'll want to be after having become accustomed to the superior coverage from their spouses' plans.

Again, so much for President Obama's promise that under the Democrats' overhaul, "If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan."

The Democrats' "reform" has a malign knack for decoupling people from the health care arrangements they've worked so hard for so many years to achieve, and spouses aren't the only ones affected.

Many employees will lose their coverage when employers figure out that it's more cost-effective for them to stop insuring their workers and just let them fall into the exchanges.

How many? More than a few. The business journal McKinsey Quarterly surveyed 1,300 employers and found that "Overall, 30% of employers will definitely or probably stop offering ESI (Employer Sponsored Insurance) in the years after 2014."

But it's likely that a larger portion will actually make that choice as companies learn more about ObamaCare.




Wild Thing's comment..................


FUBO! And those that voted for you.


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Librarians (pawns for Obama) Will Be Trained To Sell Obamacare (socialized medicine that kills people)


Librarians Will Be Trained To Sell Obamacare


The American Library Association announced on Sunday that public libraries across the country will be partnering with the Department of Health and Human Services to help millions of uninsured Americans sign up for Obamacare.


So the public library – the institution whose foundational principles are the preservation of intellectual freedom and the unbiased promotion of learning – will become politicized to advance the Obama administration’s agenda.

With the emphasis on web-based enrollment under the Affordable Care Act, Americans without computers are at a disadvantage to register for the “reasonable health insurance” that will soon be available to them. And “that is where public libraries come in,” explained American Libraries magazine. In addition to providing computer and Internet access to patrons, librarians will receive training to help people navigate through the various healthcare plans and choose the plan that suits their needs. It has also been suggested that libraries host healthcare-awareness events and hand out information to foster “health care literacy” in the coming months.




Wild Thing's comment...............


Total sellouts to socialism.


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June 29, 2013

Good for the NFL! NFL Says No To Helping White House Push Obamacare - Thank you NFL!!!



NFL Spokesman Brian McCarthy emails:

We have responded to the letters we received from members of Congress to inform them we currently have no plans to engage in this area and have had no substantive contact with the administration about PPACA’s implementation.

NFL provides a real service to its fans when it serves as escapist entertainment untainted by partisan politics. Diving into the middle of the Obamacare debate firmly on the side of the Democratic Party would be a great disservice to America.




Wild Thing's comment...................

I am so glad the NFL made the correct decision.



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June 26, 2013

Think NSA Spying Is Bad? Here Comes ObamaCare Hub - Obama Voters YOU asked for this!



Think NSA Spying Is Bad? Here Comes ObamaCare Hub


The Health and Human Services Department earlier this year exposed just how vast the government's data collection efforts will be on millions of Americans as a result of ObamaCare.

Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., asked HHS to provide "a complete list of agencies that will interact with the Federal Data Services Hub." The Hub is a central feature of ObamaCare, since it will be used by the new insurance exchanges to determine eligibility for benefits, exemptions from the federal mandate, and how much to grant in federal insurance subsidies.

In response, the HHS said the ObamaCare data hub will "interact" with seven other federal agencies: Social Security Administration, the IRS, the Department of Homeland Security, the Veterans Administration, Office of Personnel Management, the Department of Defense and — believe it or not — the Peace Corps. Plus the Hub will plug into state Medicaid databases.


And what sort of data will be "routed through" the Hub? Social Security numbers, income, family size, citizenship and immigration status, incarceration status, and enrollment status in other health plans, according to the HHS.

"The federal government is planning to quietly enact what could be the largest consolidation of personal data in the history of the republic," noted Stephen Parente, a University of Minnesota finance professor.


Continue reading CLICK HERE........




Wild Thing's comment............

Just remember not one Republican voted for Obamacare and the Republicans have tried something like 28 times to repeal it. We just don't have enough to control the vote.


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Los Angeles School District to Brainwash School Kids to Promote Obamacare-



Los Angeles School District to Brainwash School Kids to Promote Obamacare

The Los Angeles Unified School District has a graduation rate of 66% well below the national average of 78.2%.

Despite this, the LA school district is going to spend nearly a million dollars training kids to promote Obamacare.


The Los Angeles Unified School District will use a state grant to train teens to promote ObamaCare to family members. Covered California, the state’s health insurance exchange, announced grants of $37 million on May 14 to promote the nationally unpopular law.

LAUSD will receive $990,000. The district listed as a primary outcome for its project, “Teens trained to be messengers to family members.”

Covered California spokeswoman Sarah Soto-Taylor said staff have not questioned this goal.

“We have confidence that the model LA Unified brought to the table will be successful in reaching our target population, which includes family members of students,” she said.

LAUSD will also use tax-paid staff to promote ObamaCare through phone calls to students’ homes, in-class presentations, and meetings with employees eligible for ObamaCare’s taxpayer-covered healthcare, the grant award says.




Wild Thing's comment..............


What horrible people, education means nothing anymore.It has become total propaganda at schools.



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June 25, 2013

Dictator Obama and his White House In Talks With NFL To Have Players Promote Obamacare


WH In Talks With NFL To Have Players Promote Obamacare

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Monday she is in talks with the NFL to help promote new insurance options under ObamaCare.

Sebelius said the football league has been “very actively and enthusiastically engaged” in discussions about a partnership to encourage people to enroll in newly available insurance plans.

“We’re having active discussions right now with a variety of sports affiliates” about both paid advertising and partnerships to encourage enrollment, Sebelius told reporters.

HHS is reportedly also in talks with the NBA to promote the law.

Partnerships with sports organizations are especially promising to HHS because the department hopes large numbers of young, healthy men will enroll in the law’s new coverage options.





Wild Thing's comment..................

I am so sick of how they use people, use as tools for pushing their progressive agenda. I wish so much people would just say to the WH and to Obama to go to hell.


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June 23, 2013

Doctor Diagnoses Obama In One Sentence (video)







Obamacare Summed Up in One Sentence ....Dr. Barbara Bellar, a Candidate for Illinois State Senate, summed up in one sentence the sheer folly of the entire Obamacare operation.


Wild Thing's comment.................


Excellent description.


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June 15, 2013

This socialist Democrat Rep. John Larson voted FOR Obamacare and now says: “Simply Not Fair” To Subject Congress To Obamacare Just Like Everyone Else


This socialist Democrat Rep. John Larson voted FOR Obamacare and now says: “Simply Not Fair” To Subject Congress To Obamacare Just Like Everyone Else

Forbes

When the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) was being debated, proponents were accused of saddling Americans with inferior and expensive health care while keeping generous coverage for themselves at taxpayer expense.

To rebut that allegation and build confidence in the bill, a provision was added mandating that members of Congress – and their staff members – get there coverage through the new exchange system the bill set up. Now that the time to sign up for exchange coverage is nearing, a Democratic member, Rep. John Larson (D., Conn.), is saying that “this is simply not fair” – as key staff members head for the exits to avoid Obamacare.

Politico reports that “many on Capitol Hill fear it could lead to a brain drain” and notes that “[t]he problem is far more acute in the House, where lawmakers and aides are generally younger and less wealthy.”




Wild Thing's comment.................

What a pig, jerk horrible person. He and any of them that think this way should be kicked out right on their butts.


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June 05, 2013

Obama's HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to Dying 10 Year-Old Girl: “Someone Lives, Someone Dies” (Video)






OBAMA DEATH PANELS IN ACTION


HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius rebuffed a family today seeking permission for lung transplant for their dying 10 year-old girl. Sebelius responded, “Someone lives, someone dies.”


Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius rebuffed an appeal from Rep. Lou Barletta on behalf of a girl who needs a lung transplant but can’t get one because of a federal regulation that prevents her from qualifying for a transplant.

“Please, suspend the rules until we look at this policy,” Barletta, a Pennsylvania Republican, asked Sebelius during a House hearing Tuesday on behalf of Sarah Murnaghan, a 10-year-old girl who needs a lung transplant. She can’t qualify for an adult lung transplant until the age of 12, according to federal regulations, but Sebelius has the authority to waive that rule on her behalf. The pediatric lungs for which she currently qualifies aren’t available.

“I would suggest, sir, that, again, this is an incredibly agonizing situation where someone lives and someone dies,” Sebelius replied. “The medical evidence and the transplant doctors who are making the rule — and have had the rule in place since 2005 making a delineation between pediatric and adult lungs, because lungs are different that other organs — that it’s based on the survivability [chances].”



Wild Thing's comment..........

The same to you Kathleen Sebelius! What a horrible person she is.



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Obama Forced His socialized medicine(Obamacare) on USA,but 30-55 Million People Will Still Remain Uninsured



Obama Forced His socialized medicine(Obamacare) on USA,but 30-55 Million People Will Still Remain Uninsured

On Monday, CNBC reported on a new survey that found that two-thirds of Americans currently without health insurance don’t know if they will purchase coverage by the deadline, the first day of 2014. The survey was released by InsuranceQuotes.com, a company that offers comparison shopping for insurance, similar to the “marketplaces” envisioned by Obamacare. The results of the survey surprised Laura Adams, senior insurance analyst at the company [...]

However, for those who have kept up with Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projections on the implementation and progress of Obamacare over the next decade, the results will not be all that surprising. On the contrary, the most recent report issued by the CBO in May appears pessimistic by comparison. Of the 55 million “Uninsured Nonelderly People” the report lists for 2013, only 11 million, or 20 percent, are projected to obtain insurance during 2014; the number of uninsured falls only to 44 million next year according to the CBO. This leaves a full 80 percent uninsured, significantly more than the 67 percent found by the survey.

In fact, the CBO projects that under Obamacare over the next decade, the number of uninsured will never fall below 30 million. Here are the year-by-year projections from the report:

2013 – 55,000,000
2014 – 44,000,000
2015 – 37,000,000
2016 – 31,000,000
2017 – 30,000,000
2018 – 30,000,000
2019 – 30,000,000
2020 – 30,000,000
2021 – 31,000,000
2022 – 31,000,000
2023 – 31,000,000





Wild Thing's comment.........


Obama is pure evil to do what he has done forcing his Obamacare on our country and to see he has still failed to give insurance to those he pretended to want to help has me LMAO....suckers!!!!!



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May 31, 2013

Obamacare To Trigger Health Insurance Cancellation Notices As Early As This Fall


ObamaCare to trigger health insurance cancellation notices


New health insurance rules under ObamaCare could lead to a host of personal insurance plans being canceled as early as this fall, a scenario expected to cause consumer confusion.

Under the federal overhaul, those policies that cannot meet new insurance plan standards may be discontinued. This means individuals, and some small businesses, that rely on those plans will have to find new ones.

The goal is to ensure that most insurance policies offer a basic set of coverage, as part of the Obama administration’s plan to cover most of the nation’s 50 million uninsured.

Yet it also seems to run afoul of one of the president’s best-known promises on the law: “If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan.”

In fact, state insurance commissioners largely are giving insurers the option of canceling existing plans or changing them to comply with new federal requirements. Large employer plans that cover most workers and their families are unlikely to be affected.


Wild Thing's comment............

I have to tell you I am really terrified of Obamacare and what it will do to all of us. The Gestapo IRS running it, the whole thing is terrifying.


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Kathleen Sebelius To Class Of 2013: Obamacare (Obama's Socialized Medicine) Offers You Free Birth Control And Sterilization


Sebelius to Class of '13: Good News, Obamacare Gives You Free Birth Control


Thanks to Obamacare, high school and college graduates of 2013 can look forward to “protections and benefits” that “give you greater control,” including birth control and sterilization, said Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in a HealthCare Blog post to the class of 2013.

In the May 22 posting, “Class of 2013: Graduate with Peace of Mind,” Sebelius congratulated the new graduates and assured them that because of the Affordable Care Act they will have less to worry about in terms of health insurance.

“Bottom line: Because of the Affordable Care Act, you’ll be able to begin this next chapter of your life with the peace of mind and security health insurance provides,” said Sebelius.



Wild Thing's comment............

Tax payer paid for all the way, how nice. NOT! The last thing Obama and his ilk want are people being responsible for themselves and their own actions..nope they want all of US to pay for others expenses on all levels. SICKENING!



Posted by Wild Thing at 12:40 AM

May 29, 2013

Democrats Unleash “Binders” Full Of Obamacare Propaganda To Try And Sell The Unpopular Socialized Medicine Law To Tax Payers


Democrats Given “Binders” Full Of Obamacare Propaganda To Try And Sell The Unpopular Socialized Medicine Law To Tax Payers


Roll Call


House Republican leaders recently subjected their Democratic colleagues to the 37th vote in two and a half years to repeal “Obamacare.”

But heading into the week-long Memorial Day recess, Democratic leadership went on the offensive to prepare the rank and file to defend President Barack Obama’s 2010 health care law back home.

The Democratic Steering and Policy Committee sent members back to their districts last week armed with “Affordable Care Act Toolkits,” meticulously organized binders containing every piece of information lawmakers could possibly need to communicate the nuances of the law to their constituents.

“Reforming our health care system is an historic opportunity to make health care more affordable and bring the kind of change we were all elected to achieve for the American people,” Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California and committee co-chairmen Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut and Robert E. Andrews of New Jersey wrote in a May 22 introductory letter accompanying each toolkit, one of which was obtained by CQ Roll Call.

“Nothing could be more important,” the letter continues, “which is why we now want to educate our constituents about the new law, help to implement it, and strengthen the hands of those who have worked for this historic reform.”

In other words, the toolkits — the culmination of months of collaboration and coordination — are meant to help get Democrats “on message” about the law that’s consistently derided by the GOP as a government overreach that will kill jobs. It’s certainly not the first time Democrats have tried to retool their sales job on the health care law, as polls consistently show Democrats have yet to win over the public. CNN released a new poll on Monday showing 54 percent opposing Obamacare.





Wild Thing's comment.................

What asshole, I am so sick of these people pushing socialized medicine on all of us.




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May 27, 2013

Rolling Thunder Founder: “Don’t Get Me Started on Obamacare”



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If you want to you can fast forward to about 4:49 to hear Rolling Thunder founder, Artie Muller's, speech at the Lincoln Memorial RT Stage area

Rolling Thunder founder Artie Muller: 'Don't get me started on "Obamacare"'


The Rolling Thunder founder former U.S. Army Sgt. Artie Muller, who founded the organization, is not a fan of Obamacare. And he didn’t want to talk about it yesterday


The Washington Times

There is no better name for an event that resonates with patriotism, deep loyalty and an authentic sense of mission: Rolling Thunder. Oh, yeah. Here they come. They’re rolling, and it is thunderous.

At least a half-million riders were expected for the 26th annual Ride for Freedom.

“Everything about this rally still affects me, no matter how many years we’ve been doing it. And everything we do is meant to remember and honor our POWs, MIAs and all of our veterans,” said former U.S. Army Sgt. Artie Muller, who founded the organization in 1987 and named it for a U.S. bombing campaign over North Vietnam more than two decades earlier.

“I lost a whole lot of guys in that war. I never forget that I made it back but they didn’t,” he said.

Just don’t mention health care reform to Mr. Muller, though.

“Don’t get me started on ‘Obamacare,’” he says.

He is no fan of the incoming Affordable Care Act and is particularly piqued over backlogs on disability claims, military budget cuts and increases in prescription costs for veterans. They are scheduled to rise from $9 to $36, he said.

“Why is that? Many vets can’t even afford their medications now. It’s a disgrace,” Mr. Muller said.

Something else, lingering and persistent, troubles Mr. Muller.

“It’s what we call the ‘live’ issue. Are the men who were left behind after all past wars still alive? We recover the remains of those lost, which is an honorable thing. But little is being done to resolve what happened to those left behind alive,” he said. “Sgt. Bowe R. Bergdahl, captured July 1, 2009, is still missing. What are we doing to get him home? Let’s find him and the others — including those missing soldiers from other countries.”

He also wants to know why the stark POW/MIA flag is not flown over the White House.

“It was in previous administrations,” Mr. Muller said.


He should know. With such allies as chanteuse Nancy Sinatra and others along for the ride, Mr. Muller was warmly welcomed in the White House for years. President George W. Bush made a practice of greeting them in the grand driveway of the presidential residence.

When Sunday dawns, the Rolling Thunder ride takes on a life of its own. It takes six hours to assemble all those motorcycles in the only spot big enough to hold them: the Pentagon parking lots. Preparing for the noon ride to grounds near the Lincoln Memorial is no freewheeling occasion.

“No attitudes! Confirmed: Everyone must wear a helmet! No alcoholic beverages in the Pentagon parking lot!” proclaimed an edict sent to the vast membership.

At 67, Mr. Muller has not lost his fervor for the ride or his instinct to guard the interests of the American military.

“Always remember our troops serving,” he said. “Always remember those who have borne the battle and those that gave their lives for us so we can live free.

“The cost of freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.”





Wild Thing's comment..............

If Obama would show up with them it would only be for a photo op and nothing more and it would mean nothing. He has no heart no soul and hates our military, Veterans and our troops.




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May 23, 2013

Obama's IRS Headed by woman in IRS scandal has 8 Offices and 2,137 Agents To Enforce and FORCE Obamacare On Us



Obama's IRS Headed by woman in IRS scandal has 8 Offices and 2,137 Agents To Enforce and FORCE Obamacare On Us

Source

The Internal Revenue Service, charged with implementing the biggest change in tax laws in 20 years due to Obamacare, has created eight offices and special “teams” to handle the chore, way more than initially revealed.

Besides the top office headed by the woman in the middle of the IRS-Tea Party scandal, there are seven others and a special enforcement team that make up an organization chart that mirrors the organization of the IRS itself, according to a Treasury Inspector General’s report.

The June report focused on concerns that the IRS, which is filling the Obamacare offices with 2,137 agents and officials to make sure citizens and companies comply with the new health law or pay a fine, isn’t clear on its new role and how many new workers it will actually need. For example, the IRS will be in charge of analyzing hospital “community benefit activities,” which it has never done before.





Wild Thing's comment.............

Throwing up my hands, there is nothing you and I can do about any of this. If those elected cannot get rid of Obamacare and get rid of this women for her quilt in the IRS scandal then we are done.



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May 17, 2013

IRS Official In Charge of Targeting Conservatives & Christians Will Lead IRS Obamacare Efforts


IRS Official In Charge of Targeting Conservatives & Christians Will Lead IRS Obamacare Efforts

Sarah Hall Ingram is an expert at targeting conservatives and Christians. Under her leadership over five hundred groups claimed harassment from the Obama IRS. 63% of those groups either withdrew applications or are still waiting for the Obama IRS to grant them non-profit status.


The Obama IRS official in charge of targeting conservatives and Christians will now lead the administration’s Obamacare efforts. Sarah Hall Ingram was appointed as Commissioner of the Tax-Exempt and Government Entitles Division of the IRS in 2009 and made sure conservatives were silenced before the 2012 election.

ABC

The Internal Revenue Service official in charge of the tax-exempt organizations at the time when the unit targeted tea party groups now runs the IRS office responsible for the health care legislation.

Sarah Hall Ingram served as commissioner of the office responsible for tax-exempt organizations between 2009 and 2012. But Ingram has since left that part of the IRS and is now the director of the IRS’ Affordable Care Act office, the IRS confirmed to ABC News today.

Her successor, Joseph Grant, is taking the fall for misdeeds at the scandal-plagued unit between 2010 and 2012. During at least part of that time, Grant served as deputy commissioner of the tax-exempt unit.

Grant announced today that he would retire June 3, despite being appointed as commissioner of the tax-exempt office May 8, a week ago.

As the House voted to fully repeal the Affordable Care Act Thursday evening, House Speaker John Boehner expressed “serious concerns” that the IRS is empowered as the law’s chief enforcer.

“Fully repealing ObamaCare will help us build a stronger, healthier economy, and will clear the way for patient-centered reforms that lower health care costs and protect jobs,” Boehner, R-Ohio, said.

“Obamacare empowers the agency that just violated the public’s trust by secretly targeting conservative groups,” Rep. Marlin Stutzman, R-Ind., added. “Even by Washington’s standards, that’s unacceptable.”



Wild Thing's comment.....................

Dear God help us all, we did not want this in the first place and now hell will be in charge of running it.



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May 11, 2013

Obama Now Says To Expect “Mistakes And Hiccups” In Obamacare (socialized medicine) Implementation






Obama Now Says To Expect “Mistakes And Hiccups” In Obamacare (socialized medicine) Implementation

Obama says there will be “Mistakes and Hiccups” with the implementation of Obamacare (May 10, 2013).



Wild Thing's comment................


He forces this on us and we all know how badly the government runs things and the many, countless mistakes the IRS makes and now Obama and his ilk want us to know it will be a mess. We all knew this from the get go. sheesh. Get rid of it and kick him the hell out.



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May 02, 2013

Harry Reid Says He “Agrees” Obamacare Could Be A “Train Wreck” and says it needs more funding


Harry Reid Says He “Agrees” Obamacare Could Be A “Train Wreck”....says needs more funding!


Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) says he shares colleagues’ concerns that the Affordable Care Act could become a “train wreck” if it’s not implemented properly.

Reid warned that people will not be able to choose health insurance plans on government health exchanges if federal authorities lack the resources to set them up and educate the public.

“Max said unless we implement this properly it’s going to be a train wreck and I agree with him,” Reid said, echoing a warning delivered last week by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.).

Reid warned the federal government is not spending enough money to implement the law because of Republican opposition to ObamaCare.

“Here’s what we have now, we have the menu but we don’t have any way to get to the menu,” Reid said.




Wild Thing's comment....................


Democrats just love to rip us off into the poor house. FU Harry!


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May 01, 2013

Most Destructive Obamacare’s Tax Hike Train Wreck Coming Up


Obamacare’s Tax Hike Train Wreck

The most destructive Obamacare tax increases are just around the bend

Asked about Senator Max Baucus’s (D-Mont.) recent “train wreck” comments, President Obama today said, “A huge chunk of it [Obamacare] has already been implemented.” Unmentioned was the wave of destructive Obamacare tax increases that will begin to hit Americans during the next tax filing season and beyond:


Starting in tax year 2013:

Obamacare Surtax on Investment Income: A new, 3.8 percent surtax on investment income earned in households making at least $250,000 ($200,000 single). This tax hike results in the following top tax rates on investment income:


Obamacare Medical Device Tax: Medical device manufacturers employ 409,000 people in 12,000 plants across the country. Obamacare imposes a new 2.3 percent excise tax on gross sales – even if the company does not earn a profit in a given year. In addition to killing small business jobs and impacting research and development budgets, this will make everything from pacemakers to artificial hips more expensive. (Bill: PPACA; Page: 1,980-1,986)

Obamacare High Medical Bills Tax: Before Obamacare, Americans facing high medical expenses were allowed a deduction to the extent that those expenses exceeded 7.5 percent of adjusted gross income (AGI). Obamacare now imposes a threshold of 10 percent of AGI. Therefore, Obamacare not only makes it more difficult to claim this deduction, it widens the net of taxable income. According to the IRS, 10 million families took advantage of this tax deduction in 2009, the latest year of available data. Almost all are middle class. The average taxpayer claiming this deduction earned just over $53,000 annually. ATR estimates that the average income tax increase for the average family claiming this tax benefit will be $200 - $400 per year. To learn more about this tax, click here. (Bill: PPACA; Page: 1,994-1,995)

Obamacare Flexible Spending Account Tax: The 30 - 35 million Americans who use a pre-tax Flexible Spending Account (FSA) at work to pay for their family’s basic medical needs face a new Obamacare cap of $2,500. This will squeeze $13 billion of tax money from Americans over the next ten years. (Before Obamacare, the accounts were unlimited under federal law, though employers were allowed to set a cap.) Now, a parent looking to sock away extra money to pay for braces will find themselves quickly hitting this new cap, meaning they would have to pony up some or all of the cost with after-tax dollars.

Needless to say, this tax will especially impact middle class families.


There is one group of FSA owners for whom this new cap will be particularly cruel and onerous: parents of special needs children. Nationwide there are several million families with special needs children and many of them use FSAs to pay for special needs education. Tuition rates at one leading school that teaches special needs children in Washington, D.C. (National Child Research Center) can easily exceed $14,000 per year. Under tax rules, FSA dollars can be used to pay for this type of special needs education. This Obamacare tax provision will limit the options available to these families. (Bill: PPACA; Page: 2,388-2,389)

Starting in tax year 2014:

Obamacare Individual Mandate Non-Compliance Tax: Starting in 2014, anyone not buying “qualifying” health insurance – as defined by President Obama’s Department of Health and Human Services -- must pay an income surtax to the IRS. The Congressional Budget Office recently estimated that six million American families will be liable for the tax, and as pointed out by the Associated Press: “Most would be in the middle class.”

In addition, 100 percent of Americans filing a tax return (140 million filers) will be forced to submit paperwork to the IRS showing they either had “qualifying” health insurance for every month of the tax year or they obtained an exemption to the mandate.

Please CLICK HERE for the rest of the article and the easy to read charts.



Wild Thing's comment...................


More of the nightmare of Obama's socialized medicine.



Posted by Wild Thing at 12:47 AM

April 25, 2013

Lawmakers, and their aides may get Obamacare exemption- Founding Fathers Turning Over in their Graves! ENOUGH is Enough!



Lawmakers, and their aides may get Obamacare exemption

Congressional leaders in both parties are engaged in high-level, confidential talks about exempting lawmakers and Capitol Hill aides from the insurance exchanges they are mandated to join as part of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, sources in both parties said.

The talks — which involve Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), the Obama administration and other top lawmakers — are extraordinarily sensitive, with both sides acutely aware of the potential for political fallout from giving carve-outs from the hugely controversial law to 535 lawmakers and thousands of their aides. Discussions have stretched out for months, sources said.


A source close to the talks says: “Everyone has to hold hands on this and jump, or nothing is going to get done.”

Yet if Capitol Hill leaders move forward with the plan, they risk being dubbed hypocrites by their political rivals and the American public. By removing themselves from a key Obamacare component, lawmakers and aides would be held to a different standard than the people who put them in office.

Democrats, in particular, would take a public hammering as the traditional boosters of Obamacare. Republicans would undoubtedly attempt to shred them over any attempt to escape coverage by it, unless Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) give Democrats cover by backing it.

There is concern in some quarters that the provision requiring lawmakers and staffers to join the exchanges, if it isn’t revised, could lead to a “brain drain” on Capitol Hill, as several sources close to the talks put it.

The problem stems from whether members and aides set to enter the exchanges would have their health insurance premiums subsidized by their employer — in this case, the federal government. If not, aides and lawmakers in both parties fear that staffers — especially low-paid junior aides — could be hit with thousands of dollars in new health care costs, prompting them to seek jobs elsewhere. Older, more senior staffers could also retire or jump to the private sector rather than face a big financial penalty.


Plus, lawmakers — especially those with long careers in public service and smaller bank accounts — are also concerned about the hit to their own wallets.

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) is worried about the provision. The No. 2 House Democrat has personally raised the issue with Boehner and other party leaders, sources said.

“Mr. Hoyer is looking at this policy, like all other policies in the Affordable Care Act, to ensure they’re being implemented in a way that’s workable for everyone, including members and staff,” said Katie Grant, Hoyer’s communications director.

Several proposals have been submitted to the Office of Personnel Management, which will administer the benefits. One proposal exempts lawmakers and aides; the other exempts aides alone.

When asked about the high-level bipartisan talks, Michael Steel, a Boehner spokesman, said: “The speaker’s objective is to spare the entire country from the ravages of the president’s health care law. He is approached daily by American citizens, including members of Congress and staff, who want to be freed from its mandates. If the speaker has the opportunity to save anyone from Obamacare, he will.”

Reid’s office declined to comment about the bipartisan talks.


Wild Thing's comment.................


Our Founding Fathers would be firing shots long ago during Obama's 1st term in office.


When the hell are American's going to fight back and I mean fight back!!!!! We have let these idiots run over us, use us, steal from us and totally go against our Constitution.

Vote them out Really??????? With all the voter fraud from the left how is that possible we saw what happening in this last election and the voter fraud in 2008 as well.



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Mark Levin Gives Awesome Epic Rant



Mark Levin Gives Epic Rant

Please CLICK HERE FOR THE VIDEO!! I promise you won't be disappointed. ~Chrissie



Wild Thing's comment................

Thank God for Mark Levin, love this rant he did.


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April 18, 2013

Democrat Sen. Max Baucus on ObamaCare Implementation: “I Just See a Huge Train Wreck Coming Down” – You Idiots Voted for Obama and this mess!





Democrat Sen. Max Baucus on ObamaCare Implementation: “I Just See a Huge Train Wreck Coming Down”




Wild Thing's comment.............

I think the only reason we are seeing some of the Democrats speaking out about ObamaDEATHcare is because they are trying to cover their asses in some weird way. BUT it is their fault we are stuck with it, they should have voted NO when they had a chance.



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Roofers Union the First Union To Officially Call For The Repeal Of Obamacare


United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers:


Our Union and its members have supported President Obama and his Administration for both of his terms in office.

But regrettably, our concerns over certain provisions in the ACA have not been addressed, or in some instances, totally ignored. In the rush to achieve its passage, many of the Act’s provisions were not fully conceived, resulting in unintended consequences that are inconsistent with the promise that those who were satisfied with their employer sponsored coverage could keep it.

These provisions jeopardize our multi-employer health plans, have the potential to cause a loss of work for our members, create an unfair bidding advantage for those contractors who do not provide health coverage to their workers, and in the worst case, may cause our members and their families to lose the benefits they currently enjoy as participants in multi-employer health plans.

For decades, our multi-employer health and welfare plans have provided the necessary medical coverage for our members and their families to protect them in times of illness and medical needs. This collaboration between labor and management has been a model of success that should be emulated rather than ignored. I refuse to remain silent, or idly watch as the ACA destroys those protections.

I am therefore calling for repeal or complete reform of the Affordable Care Act to protect our employers, our industry, and our most important asset: our members and their families.





Wild Thing's comment......................


These people in all Unions should be doing this and why the hell did they vote to put the POS Obama back in office.



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April 13, 2013

Democrat Sen. Jay Rockefeller: ObamaCare is “Just Beyond Comprehension” ~ Yes and Obama is forcing this mess on us!




What we knew it was, and would be, all along – a total mess.

Democrat Sen. Jay Rockefeller – one of the big supporters of ObamaCare – was speaking at a Senate hearing on the nomination of Marilyn Tavenner to be Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Rockefeller described the “ACA” – “Affordable Care Act,” which is “ObamaCare,” as the “most complex” legislation ever passed by Congress, and described it further as “just beyond comprehension.”




Wild Thing's comment.....................

It is a total mess and is about controlling our lives and our health, and death. Add to that to have the Nazi IRS running it scares the hell out of me.


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April 11, 2013

Obama Doubles Estimated Cost For Obamacare Health Exchanges To $4 Billion


Obama Doubles Estimated Cost For Obamacare Health Exchanges To $4 Billion


The state health exchanges that are central to the U.S. Affordable Care Act are costing the federal government more than twice its initial budget to complete.

The Obama administration expects to have spent $4.4 billion in fiscal 2012 and 2013 on grants to states that are building new marketplaces to sell subsidized health insurance, according to budget proposals released today for 2014. A year ago, the administration had anticipated spending about $2 billion.

Including grants the administration expects to make in 2014, costs for the state-run exchanges will reach about $5.7 billion. The budget overrun doesn’t include the extra money needed to set up a “Federally Facilitated Exchange” in 34 states that chose not to cooperate with President Barack Obama’s initiative.

“It’s a lot more complicated than anybody imagined,” Joseph Antos, a health economist at the nonprofit American Enterprise Institute who advises the Congressional Budget Office, said in a telephone interview. “To be fair to CBO, this is one of the many areas where they didn’t know how big the bread box was, much less what was in it.”



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And you know what, I bet it will end up being even billions more then they are even saying now .


Posted by Wild Thing at 12:40 AM

April 10, 2013

Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius: Implementing Obamacare More Complicated Than Anticipated


Sebelius: ObamaCare rollout tougher than White House expected

The Hill

Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Monday that she did not anticipate how complicated implementing the president’s signature healthcare law would be.

“The politics has been relentless and that continues,” Sebelius said, according to Reuters. “There was some hope that once the Supreme Court ruled in July, and then once an election occurred there would be a sense that, ‘This is the law of the land, let’s get on board, let’s make this work.’ And yet we will find ourselves having state-by-state political battles.”

Speaking to students at the Harvard School of Public Health, Sebelius said implementation had been hampered both by the law’s slow roll out and red-state governors and legislators who have rejected state-run insurance exchanges.


Wild Thing's comment....................

Get rid of it, throw it out, we don't want it.


Posted by Wild Thing at 01:40 AM

April 06, 2013

Obamacare rationing panels an ‘immediate danger to seniors’


Obamacare rationing panels an ‘immediate danger to seniors’....from former AMA president

March 21, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Concerns over the new health care law’s system for rationing health care - famously dubbed the “death panels” by Sarah Palin - have been reinforced by a former head of the American Medical Association, who said the advisory panels “will essentially mean rationed care” for the elderly.

Former AMA President Donald Palmisano wrote in a Daily Caller column Monday that the Independent Payment Advisory Boards (IPAB), tasked with keeping Medicare expenses under control, would have little oversight as they deal with the disproportionate cost burden from seniors with greater medical needs.

“The 15 officials who will make up the board will not only be empowered to make what is expected to be billions of dollars’ worth of cuts to Medicare every year, but will be required to do so when spending exceeds targeted rates,” wrote Palmisano.

“PAB’s recommended cuts will become law unless a supermajority in Congress vetoes the board’s proposal and creates its own cost-cutting proposal of equal size — an unlikely scenario even in the most harmonious of political times.”

Although the panels are expected to focus on cutting payments to the doctors themselves, Palmisano said that Medicaid providers are already being sucked dry - and warned that a more brutal form of rationing, using adjustments based on “quality of life” as already practiced in Great Britain, was likely in store.


“IPAB may eventually be allowed to resort to Great Britain’s chosen rationing methods and refuse to provide certain effective treatments to patients who need them based on costs and patients’ remaining ‘quality adjusted life years.’ Though the law currently forbids IPAB from engaging in such behavior, there is little reason to believe these rules won’t be changed — or at least stretched — down the road as costs continue to balloon and political dynamics change,” he wrote.

Palmisano warned that a group of lawmakers urging full repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), instead of piecemeal attempts, may miss the opportunity to block the most dangerous parts of the law, such as IPAB.

“If Congress misses what could be its last chance to eliminate IPAB — one of the most egregious aspects of the law — it will be doing a disservice to seniors who need good medical care now and in the near-term future,” wrote Palmisano.




Wild Thing's comment..................


There isn't one thing good about Obamadeathcare, nothing.




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March 27, 2013

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius:On Second Thought, You Probably Will Pay More For Health Insurance Under Obamacare



Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius:On Second Thought, You Probably Will Pay More For Health Insurance Under Obamacare


Wall Street Journal


Some people purchasing new insurance policies for themselves this fall could see premiums rise because of requirements in the health-care law, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told reporters Tuesday.

Ms. Sebelius’s remarks come weeks before insurers are expected to begin releasing rates for plans that start on Jan. 1, 2014, when key provisions of the health law kick in. Premiums have been a sensitive subject for the Obama administration, which is counting on elements in the health law designed to increase competition among insurers to keep rates in check. The administration has pointed to subsidies that will be available for many lower-income Americans to help them with the cost of coverage.

The secretary’s remarks are among the first direct statements from federal officials that people who have skimpy health plans right now could face higher premiums for plans that are more generous. She noted that the law requires plans to provide better benefits and treat all customers equally regardless of their medical claims.

“These folks will be moving into a really fully insured product for the first time, and so there may be a higher cost associated with getting into that market,” she said. “But we feel pretty strongly that with subsidies available to a lot of that population that they are really going to see much better benefit for the money that they’re spending.”

Ms. Sebelius added that those customers currently pay more for their health care if their plans have high out-of-pocket costs, high deductibles or exclude particular types of coverage, such as mental health treatment. She also said that some men and younger customers could see their rates increase while women and older customers could see their rates drop because the law restricts insurers’ ability to set rates based on age and gender.

Most people who buy their own insurance policies will begin doing so this fall through new online marketplaces, which federal officials believe will force insurers to keep their prices down.



Wild Thing's comment..................

They told so many lies about ObamaDEATHcare and we all knew it.


Posted by Wild Thing at 12:44 AM

March 13, 2013

Applying for Obama's Socialized Medicine (ObamaCare) No Easy Task



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Applying for ObamaCare No Easy Task


WASHINGTON (AP) — Applying for benefits under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul could be as daunting as doing your taxes.

The government's draft application is now on the Internet.

It runs 15 pages for a three-person family. The online version has 21 steps, some with added questions.

At least three major federal agencies, including the IRS, will scrutinize your application.

That's just the first part of the process, which lets you know if you qualify for financial help.

You'd still have to pick a health plan.

Some fear that consumers will be overwhelmed and give up. Administration officials say the application form is being refined.

Still, the idea that picking a health insurance plan could be as simple as shopping on the Internet is starting to look like wishful thinking.




Wild Thing's comment.......................


This is such a nightmare! And it will be worse and worse, count on it. I have lost two dear friends because of socialized medicine, one in Canada and one in England years ago. They would be alive today if their country did not have socialized medicine.


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Obama's Socialized Medicine....Obamacare May Bite You At The Vet’s Office


Obamacare May Bite You At The Vet’s Office


Pet owners listen up: You may want to start saving more money for veterinarian care this year. The reason goes all the way back to Washington and an unintended consequence from medical reform.

Dog owner Lori Heiselman was surprised where her veterinarian posted a warning on Facebook.

The notice read: “Because medical equipment and supplies will be going up in cost, that extra expense will have to passed on to the


So Lori is already tightening her belt to pay for the increase in her dog’s care. Though she doesn’t like it, she’s willing to pay more for her pets.

“They’re very important. They’re members of the family,” said Heiselman.

Why the increase? Its part of a new 2.3-percent federal excise tax on certain medical devices that just went into effect. The tax will help fund the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, intended for people, not pets. Manufacturers pay the tax, but a recent survey found more than half plan to pass it along.

Some vets say they can’t afford it. Dr. Mike Hatcher is one of them. He explained, “I’m extremely concerned how this is going to be a hidden tax to our consumers that is going to be passed on.”

How does this work? Medical devices used only on animals are exempt. However, items including IV pumps, sterile scalpels and anesthesia equipment, which are medical devices that have a dual use, meaning they can be used on people and animals, will be taxed. Hatcher said, “Putting off an equipment purchase is something that can terribly affect our clients’ ability to have quality care.”

The American Veterinary Medical Association represents 82,000 vets. At this point, they don’t know how much this new tax will indirectly cost them. The organizations members are waiting to hear from more device makers.




Wild Thing's comment.....................


Once again Obama's filthy DNA on another part of our lives.


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March 10, 2013

“Death Panels” in ObamaCare; “Mortality Index” being Developed to Determine Who Gets Treatment




“Death Panels” in ObamaCare; “Mortality Index” being Developed to Determine Who Gets Treatment



Wild Thing's comment................

Obama and his wife and their daughters and her mother should all be under the same exact Obamacare as the rest of the country. Including the DEATH PANELS.


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February 11, 2013

States Cut Employee Hours Because Of Obamacare- You can thank the IDIOT Obama voters!



States Cut Employee Hours Because Of Obamacare


The costs of Obamacare are not just hitting businesses this year–they are also hitting the government, and public employees as well. Virginia, for example, is about to limit part time employees to 29 hours per week in order to avoid triggering Obamacare’s requirement that employers provide health insurance to those working 30 hours per week or more. The state cannot afford the $110 million annual cost of insurance.

Elsewhere, public institutions are taking similar steps to limit part-time work. In Ohio, Youngstown State University recently announced a 29-hour-per-week part-time limit, and placed employees on notice that they would be fired if they worked more than the maximum. Other public universities are doing the same across the nation, just as their private-sector counterparts are limiting part-time hours to avoid the Obamacare rule.

In addition to limiting part-time hours, many institutions–public and private–are moving employees from full-time to part-time status to avoid Obamacare requirements. Doing so means facing the ire of left-wing institutions such as John Podesta’s Think Progress, which recently castigated a Wendy’s franchise for cutting employees’ hours. Yet there is little most businesses can do–they are merely responding to incentives written into law.

As the economic reality of Obamacare begins to bite, Democrats are uneasy with the legislation they forced through Congress in 2010, and which survived at the Supreme Court only because Chief Justice John Roberts saw fit to rewrite it. At a recent retreat for House Democrats, former President Bill Clinton advised his party to lead the way in pushing for changes to Obamacare, so they could “[p]rove that we were right to do it.”

Most of Obamacare’s provisions only begin taking effect this year and next. The law was written that way intentionally so as to minimize the negative effect on President Obama’s re-election chances. With former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney as the Republican nominee, Obamacare was effectively taken off the table as an election issue, since Romney had passed his own version, complete with individual mandates.

Yet the sluggish economy, which many voters in 2012 still blamed on George W. Bush, is now fully Obama’s responsibility. The president’s second term has already begun with bad economic news: an economic contraction of 0.1%, and a rise in unemployment of 0.1% as well. The mainstream media would still prefer to discuss marginal issues such as climate change, yet millions of ordinary Americans are feeling the economic pinch.

That is especially the case since the end of the payroll tax holiday--an effective tax hike on working Americans that the media largely ignored during the battle over top marginal tax rates during the “fiscal cliff” negotiations. The shift to part-time work, and the limits to part-time hours, that both private and public employees will feel nationwide could also result in political backlash. Small business owners are also feeling pressure to limit employee numbers to avoid the extra health insurance costs imposed by Obamacare.

Rather than dealing with the problem of uninsured part-time workers separately, the legislation overhauls the nation’s entire health insurance system--a system in which 85 percent of Americans were covered, and 80-90 percent were happy with their insurance. The economic cost is certain; the political cost somewhat less so--but neither is positive.




Wild Thing's comment............


We need to not only blame Obama but keep hitting hard the idiots that voted for him. Let them know it is their own fault when they complain and whine.



Posted by Wild Thing at 12:47 AM

February 01, 2013

IRS: Cheapest Obamacare Plan Will Be $20,000 Per Family



IRS: Cheapest Obamacare Plan Will Be $20,000 Per Family...


CNSNews


In a final regulation issued Wednesday, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) assumed that under Obamacare the cheapest health insurance plan available in 2016 for a family will cost $20,000 for the year.

Under Obamacare, Americans will be required to buy health insurance or pay a penalty to the IRS.

The IRS's assumption that the cheapest plan for a family will cost $20,000 per year is found in examples the IRS gives to help people understand how to calculate the penalty they will need to pay the government if they do not buy a mandated health plan.

The examples point to families of four and families of five, both of which the IRS expects in its assumptions to pay a minimum of $20,000 per year for a bronze plan.

“The annual national average bronze plan premium for a family of 5 (2 adults, 3 children) is $20,000,” the regulation says.

Bronze will be the lowest tier health-insurance plan available under Obamacare--after Silver, Gold, and Platinum. Under the law, the penalty for not buying health insurance is supposed to be capped at either the annual average Bronze premium, 2.5 percent of taxable income, or $2,085.00 per family in 2016.

In the new final rules published Wednesday, IRS set in law the rules for implementing the penalty Americans must pay if they fail to obey Obamacare's mandate to buy insurance.

To help illustrate these rules, the IRS presented examples of different situations families might find themselves in.

....Continue reading click here.............



Wild Thing's comment.................

I wish there would be a way to force everyone that voted for Obama to have to pay for this for the rest of us and pay for any and all taxes we have now because of Obama.



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January 18, 2013

Good Grief so a bunch of Socialist's a Pro-Obamacare Group Sponsoring Symposium To Train Journalists How To Report On Obamacare



Pro-Obamacare Group Sponsoring Symposium To Train Journalists How To Report On Obamacare…

Daily Caller


A private organization that “helped lay the groundwork” for Obamacare is hosting a symposium to “offer specialized education in health care reporting” for mainstream reporters from outlets including Reuters and Money magazine.

As reported by Rusty Weiss for FreedomWorks, the Commonwealth Fund is sponsoring a two-day symposium, hosted by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) entitled “The Business of Health Care” at Reuters headquarters in New York City. The symposium will “offer specialized education in health care reporting” and “boost knowledge of the Affordable Care Act.”

“The goal over two days will be to introduce fellows to experts in the field and explore ways to improve coverage of the issue,” according to an announcement on the SABEW website. Former Obama administration official Sherry Glied will address the reporters as a speaker at the event.



Wild Thing's comment.....................

I would love for one of his socialists jerks to one and one try to explain socialized medicine to me. The pleasure in telling them off and letting them have it big time would be such a pleasure.

I had two friends die from socialized medicine. One that lived in Canada and one that lived in England.


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January 12, 2013

IRS Warns: Don’t Try To Avoid Obamacare Insurance Mandate



IRS Warns: Don’t Try To Avoid Obamacare Insurance Mandate

CNSNews


The Internal Revenue Service warned employers in a new regulatory proposal not to come up with clever schemes to avoid Obamacare’s employer health insurance mandate.

The IRS said it would soon issue “anti-abuse rules” to discourage employers from taking advantage of any regulatory loopholes.

“The Treasury Department and the IRS are aware of various structures being considered under which employers might use temporary staffing agencies (or other staffing agencies)… to evade application of section 4980H [the employer insurance mandate],” the IRS said in a proposed regulatory announcement issued December 28.

The IRS said it would issue a so-called “anti-abuse rule” in an attempt to prevent employers from using temp agencies to circumvent the mandate, essentially writing into law that even though an employer hires temporary workers and therefore is not technically under the mandate’s jurisdiction, the IRS would fine them anyway for not providing health insurance.


“It is anticipated that the final regulations will contain an anti-abuse rule,” the agency said. “Under that anticipated rule, if an individual performs services as an employee of an employer, and also performs the same or similar services for that employer in the individual’s purported employment at a temporary staffing agency or other staffing agency of which the employer is a client, then all the hours of service are attributed to the employer for purposes of applying section 4980H.”

In other words, if an employer hires someone part-time, then uses an employment agency to bring the same person on for a second part-time shift, the IRS will still hold the employer liable under the ObamaCare mandate.

Similarly, IRS said that if an employer hires the same person for two part-time stints by using two different employment agencies, it will hold either the employer or one of the employment agencies liable for the mandate’s penalties.

The issue stems from the employer health insurance mandate in Obamacare, which requires employers with 50 or more full-time employees to provide government-approved, affordable health insurance to at least 95 percent of their employees (and dependents).

If any of those employees receives government health insurance subsidies, the IRS will fine the employer up to $2,000 per employee, according to a formula outlined by the IRS.

The warning is part of proposed regulations from the IRS outlining how employers must determine whether they meet the 50 full-time-employee threshold and whether the insurance they offer meets government standards.

The IRS said that a full-time employee is one who works an average of 30 hours per week or 130 hours per month, roughly 6 hours of paid service per weekday.

The IRS also said that in order for an employer’s health insurance plan to pass muster with the government, it must be available to 95 percent of employees and cost no more than 9.5 percent of an employee’s wages.

The agency specified that employers could still fall under the mandate if they employ enough part-time workers to equal 50 full-time workers. For example, if an employer has 40 full-time workers and 20 part-time workers, that employer would be considered by the government to have 50 full-time workers and would be subject to the mandate because the 20 part-time workers average to 10 full-time workers – meeting the 50 full-time-worker threshold.




Wild Thing's comment................

Rules and more rules.



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January 11, 2013

Taco Bell Slashes Hours For Workers To Avoid Obamacare Mandate


Taco Bell Slashes Hours For Workers To Avoid Obamacare Mandate


FOX News


KWTV Oklahoma City reports: The Taco Bell in Guthrie cuts its full-time employees' hours to avoid mandates under the new health care law.

Now, a mother of three who works at that restaurant is speaking out. Under the Affordable Care Act, any company that has more than 50 full-time workers falls under the new health insurance mandate.

We talked to the company that owns the Guthrie restaurant today, and it confirmed the cuts. Now, employees there aren't allowed to work more than 28 hours a week.



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Perfectly understandable, a business owner has got to look at staying in business, not each individual that works for them in what they need. Employees will learn with obama as president it will be a choice of having a job with less hours or being without a job entirely.

IMO if they voted for obama they deserve what they get. Their idiot vote cost everyone pain across our country.



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December 29, 2012

Taxpayers To Start Feeling ObamaCare’s Effects...You Can Thank Obama and His Voters


Taxpayers To Start Feeling ObamaCare’s Effects


THE WASHINGTON TIMES

The re-election of President Obama means Uncle Sam is only going to grow larger. As the new year arrives, Americans are likely to see with their own eyes the consequence of their choice of chief executive as health care costs escalate thanks to Obamacare.

Provisions of the law that take effect in the new year will reveal the true price tag of the president’s signature health care system in the form of five new taxes.

Starting Jan. 1, a 2.3 percent medical device tax will be imposed on the miracles of modern medicine such as heart pacemakers, stents, prosthetic joints and diagnostic scanners. The levy will apply to sales, not profits, so startup firms that might be just breaking even could be pushed into the red by Obamacare. With 80 percent of medical device companies employing fewer than 50 people, the tax is a disincentive for small firms to stay in business — exactly the opposite of the effect needed to jump-start the nation’s flagging economy.


Obamacare will raise the threshold for the tax deductibility of medical bills from 7.5 percent of adjusted gross income to 10 percent, making it harder to write off the cost of health care. Pre-tax flexible spending accounts, which 24 million consumers rely on to pay for medical bills and currently have no federally imposed limit, will be capped at $2,500. These two provisions mean a greater share of families’ income must be devoted to health care, contrary to the promises Democrats made when selling the plan to the public in 2010.

Several other scheduled tax increases are contingent upon negotiations between the president and Congress over the looming “fiscal cliff.” Obamacare is set to raise the capital gains tax rate from 15 percent to 20 percent and dividend rate from 15 percent to 39.6 percent. Families and small-business owners earning more than $250,000 will pay an additional 0.9 percent Medicare payroll tax.

The health care overhaul calls for a $63 per person fee to cover the cost of coverage for individuals with pre-existing medical conditions. Insurance companies forced to foot the bill are expected to pass the cost along to an estimated 190 million Americans in the form of higher insurance premiums. Obamacare even exacts a price on freedom of religion. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Wednesday turned down craft retailer Hobby Lobby’s request for a stay on the health care law’s requirement that companies pay for abortion pills, regardless of whether that violates the owner’s moral code.

As much as Mr. Obama wishes to prove the liberal proposition that big government knows best, the coming tax increases are likely once again to prove otherwise. Obamacare will extract tax dollars from taxpayers nationwide and funnel them into federal coffers in Washington. From there, legions of faceless bureaucrats in cushy offices will decide who gets health care and how much. The new year will bring Americans a very clear lesson in the shortcomings of a big-government program they opted for with the re-election of Mr. Obama. As their wallets get lighter, it’s a lesson they likely will regret.




Wild Thing's comment...................

Bye bye freedom, bye bye good medical care and hello hell.




Posted by Wild Thing at 12:40 AM | Comments (1)

December 28, 2012

Aetna CEO: Obamacare Could Double Insurance Premiums



Aetna CEO: Obamacare Could Double Insurance Premiums


CNBC.....video at this link.

To provide all Americans with health insurance, premiums will have to rise to pay for it, Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini told CNBC’s ”Closing Bell” on Wednesday.

“If we’re going to insure all Americans, which is a worthy and appropriate cause, then somebody has to pay for it,” Bertolini said of the expected premium increases under Obamacare.

Bertolini said that insurance premiums could double in some places just on the basis of what types of policies people buy today.

He also said that when Obamacare is fully implemented, it won’t start the way people had hoped and it won’t be cheaper.

Over the longer run, the key to bringing down premiums will be controlling health care costs, he added. “It’ll be fits and starts, but we’ll get there,” Bertolini said.

Higher premiums also will not necessarily mean higher margins for Aetna. “The people coming into the system will be sicker because they have not used services,” Bertolini said. “So in the initial part of this program it will cost more to take care of people because they have been going without health care for so long.”

The Aetna executive also weighed in on the debate over the country’s fiscal situation.


Wild Thing's comment.................


Everything is going to cost more and there will be much less coverage. They need to start calling it what it is.....socialized medicine. People used to come to the USA for better care, now the entire world including all of us will have no place to go.


Posted by Wild Thing at 02:47 AM

December 15, 2012

Domino’s Pizza Founder Sues Government Over Obamacare- GOOD!



Domino’s Pizza Founder Sues Government Over Obamacare


The founder of Domino’s Pizza is suing the federal government over Obamacare.

My FOX NY


The founder of Domino’s Pizza is suing the federal government over mandatory contraception coverage in the new health care law.

Tom Monaghan, a devout Roman Catholic, says contraception is not health care and instead is a “gravely immoral” practice. He’s a plaintiff in a lawsuit filed Friday in federal court, along with his Domino’s Farms, which runs an office park near Ann Arbor.

Monaghan offers health insurance that excludes contraception and abortion for employees. The new law requires employers to offer insurance that includes contraception coverage or risk fines. Monaghan says the law violates his constitutional rights, and he’s asking a judge to strike down the mandate.



Wild Thing's comment.....................

I wish all places and States would do this.


Posted by Wild Thing at 01:47 AM

December 14, 2012

Hidden ObamaCare tax brings out hypocrite in Dems!


Hidden ObamaCare tax brings out hypocrite in Dems!

Democrats who voted for ObamaCare now want a delay on the tax on the medical-device industry



Wild Thing's comment..............


If it was set up so every freaking politician including Obama and his POS family had to be under the Obamacare rules and taxes it would be gone in no time.




Posted by Wild Thing at 03:50 AM

OBAMACARE TAX: Medical Companies Plan For Layoffs as Fees Loom


OBAMACARE TAX:Medical Companies Plan For Layoffs as Fees Loom

Medical companies brace for 'devastating' ObamaCare tax, prepare for layoffs

FOX News

Andre DiMino has been running medical device company ADM Tronics since his father, who founded the decades-old firm, died in 2001. He's never laid off anybody.

"These people are like family with us," he said.

The boss might not be able to hold out much longer. Come Jan. 1, an ObamaCare-tied tax specific to his industry is expected to go into effect. Though the Obama administration has downplayed the impact, DiMino calls it "devastating."

"I think after all of these decades of not laying people off, I think we may have to face that," DiMino told FoxNews.com. He predicted he might have to immediately lay off three people in his manufacturing division and possibly more after that.

DiMino, whose Bergen County, N.J., business currently employs 20 workers, is one of hundreds of CEOs across the country clamoring for Washington's attention, urging lawmakers to kill the tax before it kills jobs.

In just the last few days, the intense lobbying push elicited some measure of response. On Monday, 18 Democratic senators and senators-elect asked Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid to delay the tax, citing the business impact. They noted the industry employs more than 400,000 people, and is dealing with "significant uncertainty and confusion."

Many in the industry, though, have been clear-eyed about what the tax means -- preemptive layoffs and significant cutbacks in research and development.


While DiMino is waiting for next year to see if he'll need to fire workers, over at Uresil, LLC, in Skokie, Ill., the layoffs have already started. The company laid off six people from its 52-person workforce this year, "primarily related" to the tax, President Lev Melinyshyn said.

"We had never laid off anybody," he told FoxNews.com. "We bought the company in 2004, never had a layoff. In fact, even during the recession, we added jobs. ... It wasn't until this tax hit us that we had to do it."

Melinyshyn, whose company makes specialized catheters, said he thinks that at current staffing levels, his 46-person company can handle the tax -- however, he's expecting to cut back sharply on product development, which hurts in the long run.

"A lot of patients, I think, are not going to benefit from new technologies," he said. "We've literally put all of our new product development on hold ... so we can afford to pay the stupid tax."

The Affordable Care Act imposed the 2.3 percent tax on medical devices with the goal of raising nearly $30 billion over the next decade. Manufacturers say the impact of the tax is far greater than meets the eye -- the 2.3 percent tax is on gross sales, meaning it's a much greater percentage of net income.

Melinyshyn, for instance, said his total tax burden on profits will rise from 43 percent to 65 percent next year.

"It's huge," he said.

Another Illinois-based CEO -- Greg Huck of Vitalcor, Inc. -- suggested lawmakers should at least carve out an exemption for small companies and start-ups.

It's not just small businesses feeling the pinch, though.

Michigan-based Stryker Corporation, a company of 20,000 people, last year announced it was laying off 1,000 workers in anticipation of the tax -- and a $100 million bill in the first year. The company remains concerned about the tax.

"We would rather put this money towards jobs, innovation, clinical research and priorities that will create value-added medical technology for patients while helping us partner with hospitals to deliver cost effective solutions," CEO Kevin A. Lobo said in a statement.

The Advanced Medical Technology Association estimates that the tax ultimately could cost up to 43,000 jobs.

It's unclear, though, whether any attempt to delay or quash it could be made as part of negotiations over the looming fiscal crisis. Far more attention has been paid to the expiration of the Bush-era tax rates -- and the battle over whether to allow rates to rise exclusively for the top 2 percent.

The IRS recently provided some relief to worried medical device executives, announcing that penalties would not be imposed for failing to pay the tax for the first three quarters of 2013.

The Obama administration earlier this year defended the medical device tax, saying companies actually stand to benefit from the law. Though the 2.3 percent tax hits the industry, the department argues that the millions of new health care customers insured as a result of the law will increase the demand in hospitals to order more equipment -- in turn boosting medical device companies' profits.

The White House earlier this year threatened to veto a House bill that would have repealed the tax, citing concerns that the House proposal would offset the lost revenue from the tax by cutting down on subsidies for some families.

This, the White House said, would effectively "raise taxes on middle-class and low-income families."

The industry, though, argues Congress could always negotiate a different way to pay for the repeal.

DiMino said some of the damage has already been felt, not just from layoffs, but from investors "running away" from the industry.

"They know we're being targeted," he said.


Wild Thing's comment...................


Throw the POS Obamacare OUT for God's sake. sheesh


Posted by Wild Thing at 03:48 AM

December 11, 2012

Another Obamacare FEE Per Person....You Will Pay for Others Pre-existing Conditions



Most Americans will likely face a $63-per-head Obamacare fee in 2014 to pay for those with pre-existing conditions. Under Obama’s plan insurance companies will be unable to turn away individuals with pre-existing conditions starting in 2014.

The Washington Times

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 Obama’s health care overhaul.

The charge, buried in a recent regulation, 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.

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

“Especially at a time when we are facing economic uncertainty, [companies will] be hit with a multimillion-dollar assessment without getting anything back for it,” said Mr. 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.

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.

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.


Wild Thing's comment.................


One of the many fees we will have to pay apparently.



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December 09, 2012

ObamaCare taxes poised to hit next month


ObamaCare taxes poised to hit next month … Obama sneaks tax hikes in to hit post election


FOX News

Even if lawmakers somehow stop the Bush-era tax rates from expiring, taxes are still expected to rise on Jan. 1 -- thanks to a trio of new fees tied to the federal health care overhaul.

The IRS this past week published rules for some of the first major taxes meant to help pay for President Obama’s massive insurance coverage expansion. Together, they will raise investment and income taxes on top earners and impose a separate -- and controversial -- tax on medical devices.

The bundle of fees has been largely overlooked as lawmakers and the White House bicker over the Bush tax rates, with Republicans demanding they be extended for everyone and Obama insisting rates rise for top earners. But that same group of earners is already in the crosshairs under the ObamaCare tax rules published this week.

Starting Jan. 1, investment income for individuals earning over $200,000 and households earning over $250,000 will be subject to a new 3.8 percent tax. Further, regular income above those thresholds will be hit with a .9 percent Medicare surtax. Should the Bush tax rates expire for those workers, those increases will be compounded.

But the rather obscure medical device tax is the one that has stirred the most controversy in Washington and the business community. This week, groups and lawmakers renewed their calls to repeal it as the IRS published its final rules.

“This week, the Internal Revenue Service outlined which medical supplies and technologies will be subject to a tax. Now, everything from latex gloves to pacemakers will become more expensive and in some cases, more scarce,” Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., said in a statement. “The tax on medical devices harms America’s ability to conduct the necessary research and development to maintain our global competitiveness, resulting in the loss of tens of thousands of jobs and fewer groundbreaking innovations in this field. With millions of Americans unemployed, this simply makes no sense.”

The Affordable Care Act imposed the 2.3 percent tax on medical devices with the goal of raising nearly $30 billion over the next decade.

Equipment makers, though, argue that the tax ends up being much higher than that since it’s on gross sales. One industry spokesman estimated earlier this year that the impact on actual earnings is more like 15 percent.

Already, some have warned that the tax will stifle growth. Indiana-based Cook Medical earlier this year announced it was scrapping plans to open five new plants because of the tax.

The Republican-controlled House voted over the summer to repeal the tax, but the Senate never took it up.

The administration, though, has defended the provision. According to the Treasury Department, the medical device companies actually stand to benefit from the law. Though the 2.3 percent tax hits the industry, the department argues that the millions of new health care customers insured as a result of the law will increase the demand in hospitals to order more equipment -- in turn boosting medical device companies' profits.

That’s not how the industry sees it. Stephen J. Ubl, president of the Advanced Medical Technology Association, said this week in response to the IRS rules that the tax could cost thousands of jobs – and is already causing companies to lay off workers and cut back on research and development.

“While Washington talks about a fiscal cliff, this tax could push us off an innovation cliff, costing as many as 43,000 jobs and hurting the ability of medical technology companies to find tomorrow’s treatments and cures. It should be repealed,” he said.

It’s unclear whether any of the ObamaCare taxes could be reduced or delayed as part of a deal to avert the looming fiscal crisis. So far, negotiations have centered on the Bush tax rates, overall tax reform and entitlement cuts.

The House Republican counter-offer unveiled this past week did not mention the health care taxes.

Meanwhile, the health insurance industry is already raising alarm about an ObamaCare tax on health insurers taking effect in 2014. America’s Health Insurance Plans says that cost will be passed onto the consumer, leading to another $2,000 in premium costs over the next decade for the average individual purchaser.


Wild Thing's comment................


I have lost two friends because of socialized medicine. One in England and one in Canada. And now we are going to have socialized medicine here in the USA.


Where is the outrage that the politicians are not subject to Obamacare. I don't understand why people are not upset about this.




Posted by Wild Thing at 12:55 AM | Comments (1)

December 04, 2012

IRS Issues 159 Pages of New Rules About Obama's Socialized Medicine (Obamacare)




(Reuters) - The Internal Revenue Service has released new rules for investment income taxes on capital gains and dividends earned by high-income individuals that passed Congress as part of the 2010 healthcare reform law.

The 3.8 percent surtax on investment income, meant to help pay for healthcare, goes into effect in 2013. It is the first surtax to be applied to capital gains and dividend income.

The tax affects only individuals with more than $200,000 in modified adjusted gross income (MAGI), and married couples filing jointly with more than $250,000 of MAGI.

The tax applies to a broad range of investment securities ranging from stocks and bonds to commodity securities and specialized derivatives.

The 159 pages of rules spell out when the tax applies to trusts and annuities, as well as to individual securities traders.

Released late on Friday, the new regulations include a 0.9 percent healthcare tax on wages for high-income individuals.

Both sets of rules will be published on Wednesday in the Federal Register.

The proposed rules are effective starting January 1. Before making the rules final, the IRS will take public comments and hold hearings in April.

Together, the two taxes are estimated to raise $317.7 billion over 10 years, according to a Joint Committee on Taxation analysis released in June.

To illustrate when the tax applies, the IRS offered an example of a taxpayer filing as a single individual who makes $180,000 in wage income plus $90,000 from investment income. The individual's modified adjusted gross income is $270,000.

The 3.8 percent tax applies to the $70,000, and the individual would pay $2,660 in surtaxes, the IRS said.

The IRS plans to release a new form for taxpayers to fill out for this tax when filing 2013 returns.

The new rules leave some questions unanswered, tax experts said. It was unclear how rental income will be treated under the new rules, said Michael Grace, managing director at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP law firm in Washington.

"The proposed regulations surely will increase tax compliance burdens for individuals," said Grace, a former IRS official. "There's clearly some drafting left to be done."




Wild Thing's comment................

Very scary and very concerning.



Posted by Wild Thing at 02:55 AM | Comments (3)

December 02, 2012

DICTATOR Obama Slaps States That Don't Comply With Obamacare With Insurance Fine



DICTATOR Obama Slaps States That Don't Comply With Obamacare With Insurance Fine

Newsmax


Residents of states that refuse to set up health insurance exchanges under Obamacare are set to be hit with higher premiums under new rules announced by the Health and Human Services Department.

Insurance companies will be charged 3.5 percent of any premiums they sell through the federal exchanges, the department announced Friday.

And insurers are likely to pass that surcharge on to clients, leaading to higher premiums.

The only states to be affected are those that refuse to set up their own exchanges because of opposition to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. They are almost certain to be those under Republican control. In those states, HHS will set up the exchanges


GOP governors are taking a hard line against implementing any part of the healthcare law, which will mean insurers in their states will need to pay the monthly fee, The Hill reports.

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer announced this week that her state will not set up an exchange, calling the proposal "too expensive and too risky." Her decision brings the total of states refusing to comply with the act's provisions up to 17.

The exchanges were supposed to be up and running in all states by 2014. HHS plans to charge insurers 3.5 percent of the premiums for each plan they sell through the federal exchange.

There are still some states that haven’t yet decided whether to set up their own exchanges or use the federal exchange option, so it’s not yet known how much money the HHS will collect from insurance companies. In addition, HHS said it might change the user fees later on as more people enroll through the exchanges.

But exchanges that don’t attract enough insurers may make the companies carry larger percentages of unhealthy and thus expensive, patients, making them appeal even less to customers.


“It is important to keep in mind that any new fees to pay for the administration of exchanges will add to the cost of coverage, and that is why the focus needs to be on reducing administrative costs, streamlining operations, and avoiding regulatory duplication that will add complexity and increase costs," America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) said in a statement on the new rules.

The regulations also show how the government plans to redistribute money to help insurers with expensive clients stay afloat, as Obamacare provides fees to help companies offset the costs of taking on numerous unhealthy patients. The Obama administration says the process is designed to make sure one insurance company doesn’t get stuck with an unhealthy risk pool.



Wild Thing's comment...............

POS damn him I swear I never hated before, but I sure as heck have with Obama.

I would not want either one of them, Hanoi Kerry or Susan Rice for this job.


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November 25, 2012

Doctor’s Column: Obamacare Intentionally Makes It Difficult For Patients To Be Taken Care Of



Doctor’s Column: Obamacare Intentionally Makes It Difficult For Patients To Be Taken Care Of

by Dr. Weiss

Dr Weiss is an Attending physician at Cedars Sinai and St Johns Health Centers


Obama won, Obamacare is the law.

Now, don’t get me wrong, Obamacare is awful. Forget all the “free stuff” it provides. Children covered on their parents’ plan until 26 years of age? A scam, making young adults — excuse me, children — pay for complete, comprehensive health insurance when all they need and should pay for is major catastrophe insurance. Then there is the “annual ” or “preventative” exam, which according to Obamacare is “free.”

You gotta love this stuff. I wish I had the chutzpah of the people who wrote Obamacare. What they did not tell you, and I am, is that it covers absolutely nothing more than the bare minimum.

I have now posted a notice in my office and each exam room stating exactly what Obamacare will cover for those yearly visits. Remember Obama promised this as a free exam — no co-pay, no deductible, no charge. That’s fine and dandy if you are healthy and have no complaints. However, we are obligated by law to code specifically for the reason of the visit. An annual exam is one specific code; you can not mix this with another code, say, for rectal bleeding. This annual visit covers the exam and “discussion about the status of previously diagnosed stable conditions.” That’s the exact wording under that code — insurance will not cover any new ailment under that code.

If you are here for that annual exam, you will not be covered if you want to discuss any new ailment or unstable condition. I cannot bait and switch to another code — that’s illegal. We, the physicians, are audited all the time and can lose our license for insurance fraud.

You, the patient, will then have to make a decision.

Do you want your “free” yearly exam, or do you want to pay for a visit which is coded for a particular, new problem? You can have my “free” exam if you only discuss what Obamacare wants me to discuss.

This happened to me personally, as a patient, when I went for my physical. It is the law. If you are complaining of a new problem, then you have to reschedule, since Obamacare is very clear as to what is covered and what is not. Obamacare — intentionally — makes it as difficult to be seen and taken care of as possible.

Patients can be very tricky. I have had patients make an “annual” exam, only to want to discuss and be treated for another ailment. I can’t do it.

I can hear the complaints from you guys already — I become the bad guy. “Why don’t you just take care of the problem, and not bill out any different code? You’re a rich doctor, and we are entitled to free stuff.”

It doesn’t work that way. First, doctors are not rich and, like most of you, actually work terribly hard for a living. Second, Obamacare is the law — and as I said earlier, we are audited all the time now.

Also — I don’t ask for free gas when I go to the gas station, or ask for free food from the supermarket. Additionally, Obamacare has a 23% cut in Medicare reimbursement to doctors and hospitals.

These lower payments won’t cover the cost of staying in practice to take care of the patient.

Private doctors are becoming a thing of the past. By 2014, less than 25% of physicians will be in private medicine. Obama was right in stating you can keep your doctor if you want to — the problem is he or she will rarely be available.

On top of all of that, doctors will be obligated — that’s right, obligated — to talk to you about things you may have no interest or need to talk about.

You may just want to have a pap smear or check your cholesterol. However, I am now mandated by the government to talk to you about your weight, exercise, family life, smoking, sexual abuse(!), and even to ask if you wear seat belts. And I am mandated to record your answers.

I am a physician. But I need to tell you to wear a seat belt and then record your answer.

I have received interesting responses from my patients since I put up the notice. Almost all are supportive and totally understand. The very few who complain? The same patients who always ask for free samples, who always complain that we do not validate parking. These are also the same patients who call my office and ask for free samples even when they are not even being seen.

Obamacare and its 2,000-plus pages are here to stay. I will still give my patients 100% of my time, energy, and knowledge. I still love being a doctor — my patients’ doctor. I will, however, abide by the law and follow it to the letter. I will have to learn this new dance. “Free” has its price.




Wild Thing's comment...................


I am too angry to write what feel about this, about Obama and his Obamacare.

Since Nov. 6th I have cried everyday, my heart is broken for my beloved country. And I am angry too, but none of this will change what has happened.


Posted by Wild Thing at 02:50 AM | Comments (2)

November 20, 2012

Why Federally mandated healthcare exchanges and medicaid expansion will drive America over the fiscal cliff


Why Federally mandated healthcare exchanges and medicaid expansion will drive America over the fiscal cliff


by Gov. Rick Perry

USA TODAY

11/18/2012

t's really far past time for us to call ObamaCare what it truly is: an unprecedented government overreach into every American's life, forcing higher costs on individuals, practitioners, employers and state governments in lieu of actually fixing our health care system.

The core elements of this plan revolve around forcing individuals to buy health insurance and expecting states to add millions more people to their already-strained Medicaid systems.

Another part of the plan is equally duplicitous: the so-called state insurance exchanges.

Setting aside the obvious fact that health insurance is readily available under current conditions — the problem has been price, not availability — these exchanges represent nothing more than another federal power grab in the guise of a supposedly free market.

States were given the option to set up and execute their own exchanges — at their own expense. The fine print, however, specified that the exchanges would have to follow all rules and guidelines imposed by the federal government, with little to no flexibility. The kicker: Many of these rules and regulations are unknown.

Again, this is par for the course as we continue down the road to fiscal disaster at the hands of ObamaCare.


In Texas, Medicaid spending already accounts for nearly 25% of our general revenue spending, and its costs are only expected to continue skyrocketing.

While the president has promised to subsidize states for Medicaid costs in the near term, in the long term, states are going to be on their own.

ObamaCare has already begun to affect many companies, too, with some publicly announcing plans for layoffs in order to make up for increased insurance-related costs.

We need to concentrate our resources on developing a plan that will provide a safety net for the most vulnerable, while being an effective and efficient use of taxpayer money. The alternative in place — adding more people to an already sinking ship paid for either by borrowing from China or by raiding taxpayers' pockets — is simply bad policy.

By rejecting the Medicaid expansion, as called for under ObamaCare, as well as state insurance exchanges, some states can buy a little time before a total budgetary collapse. But the longer ObamaCare remains the law of the land, the closer we're all coming to that grim reality.


Wild Thing's comment...................


I sure hope our Gov. Scott here in Florida will stay strong on this as well. He is good friends with Gov. Perry so maybe that will help.


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November 10, 2012

Good for Applebee’s! Applebee's Franchisee Says He Won’t Hire Any More Because Of Obamacare



We won’t build more’

(via Huffingtonpost)

An Applebee’s New York area franchisee is the latest CEO to go public threatening drastic plans to avoid costs associated with the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare.

“We’ve calculated it will [cost] some millions of dollars across our system. So what does that say — that says we won’t build more restaurants. We won’t hire more people,” Zane Tankel, chairman and CEO of Apple-Metro, told Fox Business Network on Thursday.

Apple-Metro, which runs 40 Applebee’s restaurants, employs from 80 to 300 people at each of its locations. Obamacare mandates that businesses with more than 50 workers must offer an approved insurance plan or pay a penalty of $2,000 for each full-time worker over 30 workers.


Wild Thing's comment...........

The voters will learn the hard way what their vote has cost. They will try to blame republicans but ifi the business owners make it clear it is due to Obamacare it will start to sink in with many how bad it is. I hope so anyway.




Posted by Wild Thing at 04:43 AM

November 09, 2012

CBO: Health law to shrink workforce by 800,000



CBO: Health law to shrink workforce by 800,000


SOURCE

CBO Director Douglas Elmendorf told the House Budget Committee on Thursday that the health care law will reduce employment by 0.5 percent by 2021 because some people will no longer have to work just to afford health insurance.

“That means that if the reduction in the labor used was workers working the average number of hours in the economy and earning the average wage, that there would be a reduction of 800,000 workers,” Elmendorf said in an exchange with Rep. John Campbell (R-CA).




Wild Thing's comment...................


This is what the voters for Obama and those that did not vote for Mitt want. Congratulations they will get what they wanted.



Posted by Wild Thing at 04:40 AM

October 16, 2012

Obamacare Batting .000: In All 114 Polls Taken Since Law Was Passed




Obamacare Batting .000: In All 114 Polls Taken Since Law Was Passed Voters Have Favored Repeal…

Weekly Standard

Obamacare makes the ’62 Mets look like the ’27 Yankees. Since President Obama signed Obamacare into law on March 23, 2010, Rasmussen Reports has conducted 114 polls asking likely voters whether they’d prefer to keep Obamacare or repeal it. All 114 times, voters have said they’d prefer to repeal it. In 107 of those polls — including the one released today — Obamacare’s margin of defeat has been double-digits.



Wild Thing's comment..................


That damn Justice Roberts, I will never forgive him.....NEVER.




Posted by Wild Thing at 12:55 AM

July 27, 2012

Congressional Budget Office Says Obamacare Levies $1 Trillion In New Taxes




Obamacare Levies $1 Trillion In New Taxes

Beltway Confidential


Obama’s health care law raises taxes by $1 trillion, according to a new report from the Congressional Budget Office.

The individual mandate — which the CBO calls a “penalty tax,” in apparent deference to Chief Justice John Roberts — will produce $55 billion in “penalty payments by uninsured individuals,” the CBO told House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, in a Tuesday letter. Of course, the framers of the law didn’t design the mandate as a tax, and so it produces less revenue than any other provision in the bill.

The “additional hospital insurance tax” is the largest tax increase in Obamacare, projected to bring in $318 billion in new revenues. According to the 2010 report from the Journal of Accountancy, this tax hits “high-income tax payers” — individuals making over $125,000 a year or households making over $250,000 a year.




Wild Thing's comment..............


We have got to somehow get rid of obamacare, my drastic measures if necessary, I have no idea who but this is going to destroy us.

And to Supreme Court Justice Roberts...... ( middle finger in your face)


Posted by Wild Thing at 02:40 AM

July 15, 2012

Obamacare Will Add 3.8% Medicare Tax on Sales of Homes, Condos, Townhouses and Rentals



Obamacare Will Add 3.8% Medicare Tax on Sales of Homes, Condos, Townhouses and Rentals

Source


Beginning January 1, 2013, ObamaCare imposes a 3.8% Medicare tax on unearned income of “high-income” taxpayers which could apply to proceeds from the sale of single family homes, townhouses, co-ops, condominiums, and even rental income, depending on your individual circumstances and any capital gains tax exclusions. Importantly, the “high income” thresholds are not indexed for inflation so will reach increasing numbers of middle-class taxpayers over time.

In February 2010, 5.02 million homes were sold, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). On any given day, the sale of a house, townhome, condominium, co-op, or income from a rental property could slam middle-income families with a new tax they can’t afford.

This new ObamaCare tax is the first time the government will apply a 3.8 percent tax on unearned income. This new tax on home sales and unearned income and other Medicare taxes raise taxes more than $210 billion to pay for ObamaCare. The National Association of Realtors called this new Medicare tax on unearned income “destructive” and “ill-advised” and warned it would hurt job creation.




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Wild Thing's comment..............

How wonderful.....NOT. To you Obama voters.......Wake UP and realize this Obamacare has nothing good in it at all.




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July 11, 2012

Judge Napolitano on What Would Happen If You Refused to Pay for ObamaCare





he IRS is gearing up for its new role as health care cop. The agency, whose main responsibility is to collect taxes, will soon be in charge of enforcing ObamaCare. How can the IRS police a bill that comes with no civil or criminal penalties for those who refuse to pay?

Judge Andrew Napolitano weighed in on the issue on today’s Fox and Friends, saying that if someone chooses to pass on the health care plan, the IRS can withhold tax refunds and put a tax lien on your house.

“Because Mrs. Pelosi and company wanted unanimity amongst the Democrats when the law was enacted and because of some conservative Democrats, interestingly some of them are not going to the Democratic National Convention this year, insisted that some tools be taken away from the IRS, some were. So, the IRS cannot seek an indictment, a criminal charge for those who willfully refuse to pay this. The IRS cannot seize bank accounts or dock wages. The IRS cannot add penalties for your failure to pay, the only thing that keeps adding is interest, and the interest is established by the statute.”

Napolitano said that the scary part about this law is that it provides for 16,000 new IRS agents and funds them for the first four years.




Wild Thing's comment..............

If somehow we do not get rid of Obamacare then America will be done. I don't see how our country would survive this nightmare. Keep praying everyone.


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July 10, 2012

83 percent of doctors have considered quitting over Obamacare






83 percent of doctors have considered quitting over Obamacare


The Daily Caller


Eighty-three percent of American physicians have considered leaving their practices over President Barack Obama’s health care reform law, according to a survey released by the Doctor Patient Medical Association.

The DPMA, a non-partisan association of doctors and patients, surveyed a random selection of 699 doctors nationwide. The survey found that the majority have thought about bailing out of their careers over the legislation, which was upheld last month by the Supreme Court.

Even if doctors do not quit their jobs over the ruling, America will face a shortage of at least 90,000 doctors by 2020. The new health care law increases demand for physicians by expanding insurance coverage. This change will exacerbate the current shortage as more Americans live past 65.

By 2025 the shortage will balloon to over 130,000, Len Marquez, the director of government relations at the American Association of Medical Colleges, told The Daily Caller.

“One of our primary concerns is that you’ve got an aging physician workforce and you have these new beneficiaries — these newly insured people — coming through the system,” he said. “There will be strains and there will be physician shortages.”



Wild Thing's comment..............

What a horrible nightmare this is going to be. Damn that Justice Roberts for what he did! Obamacare is NOT Constitutional and he knows it.


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July 09, 2012

House Looks to Vote to Repeal Health-Care Law



Rep. Marsha Blackburn, (R-Tenn.), on efforts to repeal the presidents health-care law.




Wild Thing's comment............

Keep hammering at it, that is ok with me. One day it has got to be gone!!!!! It has to!



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July 06, 2012

Officials have already drafted 13,000 pages of rules & regs for health care law ....AND STILL COUNTING!







Officials have already drafted 13,000 pages of rules & regs for health care law


FOX News

With the Supreme Court giving President Obama’s new health care law a green light, federal and state officials are turning to implementation of the law — a lengthy and massive undertaking still in its early stages, but already costing money and expanding the government.

The Health and Human Services Department “was given a billion dollars implementation money,” Republican Rep. Denny Rehberg of Montana said. “That money is gone already on additional bureaucrats and IT programs, computerization for the implementation.”

“Oh boy,” Stan Dorn of the Urban Institute said. “HHS has a huge amount of work to do and the states do, too. There will be new health insurance marketplaces in every state in the country, places you can go online, compare health plans.”

The IRS, Health and Human Services and many other agencies will now write thousands of pages of regulations — an effort well under way:

“There’s already 13,000 pages of regulations, and they’re not even done yet,” Rehberg said.

“It’s a delegation of extensive authority from Congress to the Department of Health and Human Services and a lot of boards and commissions and bureaus throughout the bureaucracy,” Matt Spalding of the Heritage Foundation said. “We counted about 180 or so.”

There has been much focus on the mandate that all Americans obtain health insurance, but analysts say that’s just a small part of the law — covering only a few pages out of the law’s 2700.

“The fact of the matter is the mandate is about two percent of the whole piece of the legislation,” Spalding said. “It’s a minor part.”

Much bigger than the mandate itself are the insurance exchanges that will administer $681 billion in subsidies over 10 years, which will require a lot of new federal workers at the IRS and health department.

“They are asking for several hundred new employees,” Dorn said. “You have rules you need to write and you need lawyers, so there are lots of things you need to do when you are standing up a new enterprise.”

For some, though, the bottom line is clear and troubling: The federal government is about to assume massive new powers.




Wild Thing's comment.................

Add to all of this the tremendous amount of IRS agents that will be overseeing the entire thing.....and our bank accounts they will have control over.


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Dictator Obama: 'The Law I Passed ( socialized medicine ) Is Here To Stay'






MAUMEE, Ohio -- Obama said that repealing his signature health care law is not an option.




Wild Thing's comment...........

Treason simple as that. Take your homeboy Justice Roberts and get out.


Posted by Wild Thing at 02:50 AM

July 03, 2012

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rogers: “Obamacare Is Largest Tax in America’s History” (Video)



A group of Republican women held a press conference today on the ObamaTax law. The women called for a complete repeal of the unpopular Democrat law. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rogers (R-WA) said Obamacare is the “largest tax in America’s history.”

The group included Rep. Nan Hayworth (R-NY – an ophthalmologist), Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle (R-NY), Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC – a nurse) and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA).

The Obamacare law contains 20 new hidden taxes on the American people. 75% of Obamacare costs will fall on the backs of those Americans making less than $120,000 a year.




Wild Thing's comment...........

Disgusting how this is has happened. After waiting over 2 years for the Court to rule on this and now we are stuck with it unless we get a majority in both Houses and Romney is elected....then there is some hope it can be repealed.


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Rush Limbaugh on Reports that Chief Justice John Roberts “Caved” to Left-Wing Media Pressure and Changed His Vote to Uphold ObamaCare as a Tax – Audio





Rush Limbaugh on Reports that Chief Justice John Roberts “Caved” to Left-Wing Media Pressure and Changed His Vote to Uphold ObamaCare as a Tax – Audio


Rush said he has gone from feeling “sick” to feeling “scared” at the idea that the Supreme Court of the United States is now essentially being run by the Left-wing media.

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Wild Thing's comment..........

I agree with Rush, it sickens and to think all Roberts had to do was go by our Constitution. He didn't and now he has put this election in a dangerous place. Roberts by his comments thinks we can change this whole thing around in an election, but that is playing with fire. There are no guarantees Romney can win and if he doesn't and we are stuck with more of Obama then America is done, finished.

Please support Romney, and pray he wins.



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July 02, 2012

Florida Governor Rick Scott and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal: We will Not Implement Obamacare - THANK YOU!!!






Florida Governor Rick Scott: We will Not Implement Obamacare

Florida Governor Rick Scott tells Greta Van Susteran that Florida will NOT participate in Obamacare.

“Florida is not going to implement Obamacare. We are not going to expand Medicaid and we’re not going to implement exchanges.”, says Governor Scott.

Governor Scott now joins many other Republican Governors in rejecting the Mandate/Tax that IS Obamacare. I’m still trying to find a tally of the number of states that say they will refuse to comply.


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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal refuses to implement Obamacare despite Supreme Court ruling

Yahoo news

he Supreme Court upheld President Barack Obama's health care law on Thursday, but Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a possible Republican vice presidential contender who has refused to establish a federally mandated health care exchange in his state, said Friday that he will continue to ignore it.

"We're not going to start implementing Obamacare," Jindal said during a conference call with Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell. "We're committed to working to elect Gov. Romney to repeal Obamacare."

Under the Affordable Care Act, states must set up a health insurance exchange program by Jan. 1, 2014, and will receive grants from the federal government to implement it. Several Republican governors, including both Jindal and McDonnell, have put off setting up the exchanges in the hope that the law would be repealed or struck down by the court. Now that the law has been upheld, Jindal said he won't change course and is looking to presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney to lead the repeal effort if he takes office in 2013.


"Here in Louisiana we have not applied for the grants, we have not accepted many of these dollars, we're not implementing the exchanges," Jindal said. "We don't think it makes any sense to implement Obamacare in Louisiana. We're going to do what we can to fight it."


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Posted by Wild Thing at 03:50 AM

Krauthammer: 'Obamacare' Is 'The Expansion Of Government Intruding Into Your Lives'








Krauthammer: 'Obamacare' Is 'The Expansion Of Government Intruding Into Your Lives'




Wild Thing's comment........

Thanks Charles, this is an outrage what is happening. I am so disappointed in Justice Roberts.


Posted by Wild Thing at 03:47 AM

June 30, 2012

Obama Starts Push To Sell YOU " It's Not a Tax"



Excellent ad.....Americans for Prosperity released this blistering ad attacking the $2 trillion Obamacare tax on American workers. The new ad focuses on Obama’s dishonesty, his $2 trillion healthcare bill and the Obama unemployment rate.




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White House claims ObamaCare fine a 'penalty,' despite court calling it a 'tax'

FOX News

First it was a penalty. Then it was a tax. Now it's a penalty again.

The war of words over what to call the fine attached to the federal health care overhaul's most controversial provision continued Friday, as the White House took issue with the Supreme Court's argument -- even though that argument alone spared President Obama's law.

The five-justice majority argued that, while the fine imposed by the law for not buying health insurance would otherwise be unconstitutional, the fine is actually legal under Congress' authority to tax.

Ergo, the fine is officially a "tax" in the eyes of the court. The law stands.

But in a case of biting the hand that feeds, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Friday the fine is still just a "penalty."

Calling it a "tax" causes obvious political problems for the White House. Obama fought that label vigorously when selling the bill in 2009.

Carney went on to say Friday that the "penalty" will affect only about 1 percent of Americans, those who refuse to get health insurance. He said the penalty was modeled after the one put in place in Massachusetts when Mitt Romney was governor.

"It's a penalty, because you have a choice. You don't have a choice to pay your taxes, right?" Carney said.

Carney was initially reluctant to assign a label to the fine when pressed repeatedly by reporters Friday. "Call it what you want," he said.

But describing the fine as a "penalty" helps fight Republican claims that the court ruling confirms the Obama administration raised taxes with its health care law.

Republicans threatened to use that argument against the president and Democrats in the 2012 election.

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., told Fox News the ruling means the law becomes a "middle-class tax increase." He said the IRS will "come after" people who don't pay.




Wild Thing's comment................

No way will Obama convince the majority of people it is not a tax and a huge one at that.


Posted by Wild Thing at 03:47 AM

June 29, 2012

Obamacare found to be the single largest tax increase in world history



Obamacare found to be the single largest tax increase in world history


Source

The Court’s ruling leaves in place 21 tax increases in the health-care law costing more than $675 billion over the next 10 years, according to the House Ways and Means Committee. Of those, 12 tax hikes would affect families earning less than $250,000 per year, the panel said. Including a “Cadillac tax” on high-cost insurance plans, a tax on insurance providers and an excise tax on medical device manufacturers.

But didn’t President Obama tell us in no uncertain terms that Obamacare was NOT a tax?

In a September 20th, 2009 Presidential interview on “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” Stephanopoulos said, “Under this mandate, the government is forcing people to spend money and fining them if they don’t. How is that not a tax increase?”

OBAMA: No, tha-tha-that’s not true, George. Eh, for us to say that you’ve gotta take a responsibility to get health insurance is absolutely not a tax increase. What it’s saying is is that we’re not gonna have other people carrying your burdens for you, any more than the fact that right now everybody in America, just about, has to get auto insurance. Nobody considers that a tax increase. People say to themselves, “That is a fair way to make sure that if you hit my car, that I’m not covering all the costs.”

STEPHANOPOULIS then said, “Well, it may be fair, and it may be good public policy, but for you to say that this isn’t a tax. This just…”

OBAMA: No, no. B-b-but George y-y-y-you can’t just make up that language and decide that that’s called a tax increase.

STEPHANOPOULOS: I don’t think I’m making it up. Merriam-Webster Dictionary: “Tax: A charge, usually of money, imposed by authority –

OBAMA: (snickering)

STEPHANOPOULOS: — on persons or property for public purposes.”


OBAMA: George, the fact that you looked up Miriam’s dictionary (sic), the definition of tax increase indicates to me that you’re stretching a little bit right now. Otherwise you wouldn’ta gone to the dictionary to check on the definition! I mean –


STEPHANOPOULOS: Well, no.

OBAMA: If — if what you’re saying is –


STEPHANOPOULOS: I wanted to check for myself, but your critics say it is a tax increase.
OBAMA: My critics say everything’s a tax increase! My critics say that I’m taking over, uhh, every sector of the economy. You know that! Uh, eh, eh… Look, we can have a legitimate debate about whether or not we’re gonna have an individual mandate or not but –


STEPHANOPOULOS: But you reject that it’s a tax increase?
OBAMA: I absolutely reject that notion.


“As for the Medicaid expansion, that portion of the Affordable Care Act violates the Constitution by threatening existing Medicaid funding,” Roberts wrote. “Congress has no authority to order the States to regulate according to its instructions. Congress may offer the States grants and require the States to comply with accompanying conditions, but the States must have a genuine choice whether to accept the offer. The States are given no such choice in this case: They must either accept a basic change in the nature of Medicaid, or risk losing all Medicaid funding. The remedy for that constitutional violation is to preclude the Federal Government from imposing such a sanction.”

For their part, the Constitutionalist dissenters on the Court were not impressed with Roberts’ parsing of the law. “The Court regards its strained statutory interpretation as judicial modesty. It is not. It amounts instead to a vast judicial overreaching,” wrote the four other conservatives.

On Medicaid expansion, the court upheld the expansion but with a critical caveat: The federal government may not threaten the states that don’t comply with the loss of their existing funding. Essentially, the Medicaid expansion is now optional for the states.



Wild Thing's comment.........

Business small and large will be making changes I am sure. No way can things stay the same with so much coming at a person or company.

This is what the left wants and they got all they wanted.


Posted by Wild Thing at 01:55 AM

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli :Dark Day for American Liberty



Dark Day for American Liberty

Newsmax


Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli slammed the Supreme Court's decision on President Barack Obama's healthcare law, saying that Thursday is "a dark day for the American people, the Constitution, and the rule of law."

"This decision goes against the very principle that America has a federal government of limited powers; a principle that the Founding Fathers clearly wrote into the Constitution, the supreme law of the land," Cucinelli, a leading opponent of the law added.

"This is a dark day for American liberty.

"The Constitution was meant to restrict the power of government precisely for the purpose of protecting your liberty and mine from the overreaching hand of the federal government.

"This unprecedented decision says that Congress has the authority to force citizens to buy private goods or face fines, — a power it has never had in American history, and a power King George III and Parliament didn't have over us when we were mere subjects of Great Britain.

"Since the federal government itself could never articulate to the court a constitutional limit to this power, Congress has gained an unlimited power to force citizens to buy anything," Cuccinelli added.

"I am disappointed with the court's ruling and with the unprecedented attack on American liberty the president and the previous Congress have created with this law."



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Wild Thing's comment.............

Thank you Ken Cuccinelli.




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Our Freedom of Choice Has Met It's Death Panel!





RUSH:

I'm really concerned here, the amount of power this guy is now going to think that he's got. And it's payback time now, by the way. Ask Arizona about that. This is payback time. But they're gonna have to readjust their campaign strategery, 'cause I know Obama was gonna run against, you know, four white guys and an Uncle Tom. He can't run against the Supreme Court now. He's really had a big campaign issue taken away from him in one sense, and we've had one-handed to us. This whole thing has now become purely political. With the court ruling that this is a tax and it turns out to be the largest tax increase in world history and a tax that we were deceived about, it becomes a purely political issue. It's made to order for the campaign, made to order.

Obama's got nothing to defend. He can go out there and defend this bill all day long, but the number of people who don't want any part of it just multiplied. He's gotta go out and defend and brag about a law that nobody wants, or a vast majority of the American people don't want. He has to go out and try to defend an economic plan that's resulted in destruction of the American private sector. You try to look for positives wherever you can, folks, and along those lines, there is a, to me, still somewhat confusing aspect of a ruling here on Medicaid and the states. There's this little excerpt here from the majority opinion.


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Wild Thing's comment...........

The Court's majority was Chief Justice Roberts along with Justices Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor and Kagan

The four Justices in the minority on the Obama health law were Scalia, Thomas, Kennedy and Alito.





Posted by Wild Thing at 12:45 AM

June 28, 2012

Obama’s Biggest TAX Law (Obamacare) upheld, as a tax, in a 5-4 decision by the United States Supreme Court





5-4 decision, Supreme Court rules Obamacare constitutional


The Daily Caller


Obama’s health care reform law has been upheld, as a tax, in a 5-4 decision by the United States Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court’s Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the four-vote bloc of progressive judges to uphold the sweeping law, after reinterpreting it as a tax-related law.

The majority opinion, authored by Roberts, said the federal government does not have the constitutional power to compel “individuals to become active in commerce… [so] the individual mandate cannot be sustained.”

But in a stunning move, Roberts reinterpreted the law, allowing it to stand, because he said the federal government has the constitutional authority to tax people — even though the law’s advocates originally denied it was a tax while pushing for its approval in 2010. The Obama administration later argued that it was a tax.

He and the four progressive judges upheld the far-reaching law as a tax law.

Roberts then said the court is not deciding whether the law is fair or wise.

“It is not our role to forbid it or comment on [the law’s] fairness,” said Robert’s decision, which was opposed by four GOP-nominated judges, including Justice Anthony Kennedy, widely considered the court’s swing vote.

Robert’s decision formally denied the claim by Democrats and progressives that the federal government has the authority to make people buy services. That’s an ideological victory for conservatives.

Yet the minority bloc of four conservative judges slammed the decision as a gross expansion of federal power, because it clears the way for further expansions of government power in the economy.

Robert’s decision to side with progressives is a disappointment for conservatives. He was nominated by President George W. Bush, and was expected to be a reliable advocate for small government.

The court also approved — but also curbed — the law’s extensive Medicaid mandate, which places fiscal pressure on states.

The decision will likely aid President Barack Obama’s defense of the unpopular law. He is expected to speak in the hours following the court’s ruling.

“It is a boost for the President, but it doesn’t make the controversy go away,” said Karl Rove, a GOP political strategist.

“The House will move to repeal what’s left of it,” said Rep. John Boehner, the Speaker of the House.

By boosting health-care costs, Obamacare reduces job-growth, he said June 27. “Our focus has been the economy and it will continue to be the economy.”

“It is still unaffordable, it is still unworkable, it is still unpopular,” said Wyoming Republican Sen. John Barrasso. It needs to be replaced by many smaller measures that reduce the cost of health care, for example, that allows people to buy health insurance from companies outside their state, he said June 28, shortly before the court decision was announced.

“Replace it in a step-by step way,” he said.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has promised to replace the unpopular law, which is likely to boost government spending, boost health-care costs and restrict Americans’ choices.

“If it is deemed to stand … we’ll have to have a president, and I’m that one, that’s gonna get rid of Obamacare,” Romney promised June 26 at a campaign stop in Salem, Va.

Congressional Republicans will likely use the court’s decision to promote a series of laws that reduce government control of the health sector.

Those debates will be delayed until after the presidential election, and will involve a huge number of lobbyists for many health-sector companies that fear a free market. Many companies’ managers prefer to operate under government regulations that shield them from competitors and help them to lobby for extra revenues.

Obama’s allies have already produced reports arguing that the law will aid Obama-leaning blocs, including Latinos, African-Americans and unmarried women.

The court’s decision, announced by the nine-member court on June 28, follows a series of lawsuits by GOP politicians, libertarians and social conservatives.

Obama’s legal advisers pushed the court to make an early decision prior to the November election, and the gamble paid off.




Wild Thing's comment............

Angry does not even come close on how I feel about this.


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June 13, 2012

Government Report: As A Result Of Obamacare Health Care Spending Will Be $478 Billion Higher Over Next Decade




Government Report: As A Result Of Obamacare Health Care Spending Will Be $478 Billion Higher Over Next Decade

The Examiner Washington


hen President Obama began pushing national health care legislation in 2009, he argued that reform was needed to rein in the unsustainable growth in health care spending that was crippling the budgets of businesses, states and the federal government. But a new government actuarial study finds that as a result of the law, health care spending will be $478 billion higher over the next decade than it would have otherwise been had no law been passed.

Furthermore, as a result of the health care law, about 50 cents of every dollar of health care spending in the United States will be financed by government by 2021, according to the report from the actuary’s office at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, unveiled today in the journal Health Affairs.

Already, supporters of greater government involvement in the health care sector are touting the report. “It’s delivering more coverage for the same dollars,” Austin Frakt, a professor at the Boston University School of Public Health, told the Huffington Post’s Jeffery Young.


Wild Thing's comment ..............

I pray so hard we get rid of obamacare.


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June 09, 2012

News Poll: 60% Think Obamacare Mandate Violates Individual Rights




FOX News Poll: 60% Think Obamacare Mandate Violates Individual Rights


Nearly six in ten American voters want the Supreme Court to overturn at least part of the 2010 health care law, according to a new Fox News poll. .


The poll, released Friday, finds 38 percent of voters think the Supreme Court should toss out the entire law, while another 21 percent would keep most of the law, but invalidate the mandate for Americans to buy health insurance. Three voters in 10 think the court should let the entire law stand (30 percent).

When asked directly if the requirement to buy health insurance is a violation of individual rights protected by the Constitution, 60 percent of voters say yes — almost identical to the number who think the court should overturn at least that part of the health care law. . . .

A 65-percent majority of Republicans and a 40-percent plurality of independents want the law overturned completely. Some 14 percent of Democrats agree.

In general, more voters oppose the new health care law than favor it (49-40 percent). In April, soon after the court heard oral arguments, 53 percent were opposed and 40 percent favored it.

Slightly more voters say they trust Barack Obama (43 percent) than Mitt Romney (40 percent) to handle the health care issue. Nine percent say “neither.”




Wild Thing's comment...........

I hope andn pray with all I am that they vote to get rid of this monster Oboamacare.



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June 01, 2012

Obama, Democrats and Ron Paul and 6 Other Rep. Vote to Support Gender-Based Abortions ~ USA Like Commie China now!




House Rejects Ban on Sex-Selection Abortions

The House voted today to reject a measure that would have banned sex-selection abortions in the United States, pitting Republicans and Democrats in a showdown over a woman's right to choose, which opponents contended was "intended to chip away at woman's right to obtain safe, legal medical care."

The measure, known as the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA), was defeated 246-178. Under suspension of the House rules to permit consideration of the bill more quickly, approval of the measure was subject to a two-thirds majority, and with 414 members voting Republicans fell 30 votes short of passage.

The bill was perceived by Democrats as political maneuver to coax liberal lawmakers into supporting the bill or face the prospect of an onslaught of campaign advertisements this fall highlighting a lawmaker's vote to support sex-selection abortions.

Still, only 20 Democrats took the bait and broke from their party to vote with the majority of Republicans. Seven GOPers opposed the measure.


House rejected H.R. 3541 The Prenatal Non-Discrimination Act (PRENDA), sponsored by AZ Republican Trent Franks, which would have made it a federal crime for a doctor to perform an abortion based on the gender or race of the fetus. The bill required a two-thirds majority vote and was defeated in a final vote of 246-168. There were 20 Democrats who voted in favor of the bill and 7 Republicans who opposed it. Thirty more votes were needed to pass the bill.

Republicans ( assholes) that voted against the bill were Ron Paul (Texas), Justin Amash (Mich.), Charlie Bass (N.H.), Mary Bono Mack (Calif.), Robert Dold (Ill.), Richard Hanna (N.Y.) and Nan Hayworth (N.Y.)


Democrats voting in favor were Jason Altmire (Pa.), John Barrow (Ga.), Dan Boren (Okla.), Jim Cooper (Tenn.), Jerry Costello (Ill.), Mark Critz (Pa.), Henry Cuellar (Texas), Joe Donnelly (Ind.), John Garamendi (Calif.), Tim Holden (Pa.), Larry Kissell (N.C.), Daniel Lipinski (Ill.), Stephen Lynch (Mass.), Jim Matheson (Utah), Mike McIntyre (N.C.), Collin Peterson (Minn.), Nick Rahall (W.Va.), Silvestre Reyes (Texas), Mike Ross (Ark.) and Heath Shuler (N.C.).


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Wild Thing's comment.......

If any of these people are in your state I would suggest an email sent or if you are on Facebook, go to their page and let them know how you feel about this.



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May 31, 2012

Democrats Threaten SCOTUS prior to ObamaCare ruling




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Wild Thing's comment................

Democrats and their president Obama are so used to making threats and getting their way, they don't respect any one or any position other then their agenda.


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May 16, 2012

Obama Had Said We Could Keep Our Healthcare Plan...BUT Now Obamacare Forces Catholic School To Dump Its Healthcare Plan





Obamacare: Catholic school dumps its health plan

Beltway Confidential

The Franciscan University of Steubenville, a small but well-known Catholic college in eastern Ohio, has its own answer to Obamacare. It is cancelling its student health insurance policy in order to avoid complications from the Obama administration’s mandate to cover contraception, sterilizations, and abortifacient drugs.

The school notes on its website that even if it had kept its insurance policy available to students, Obamacare’s other requirements would have caused students’ premiums to double. The school will continue to provide cheap basic medical care for students at the low cost of $5 per visit, but they are on their own for more expensive treatments.

continue reading here.......




Wild Thing's comment.......


Every day I pray we get rid of Obanacare and Obama along with it.


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April 26, 2012

Michelle Obama Cheers the Anti-Catholic HHS Mandate: “We Made History!”


This November, Catholics must stand up and protect their sacred rights and duties.
The video is called..."Test of Fire: Election 2012 "...(Official HD Version - Catholic church)


Michelle Obama Cheers the Anti-Catholic HHS Mandate: “We Made History!”

Catholics Called to Witness released this powerful video for the 2012 election. The values ad includes this powerful quote from Cardinal Dolan:

“Forcing the Church to buy insurance that goes against her teachings is a violation of religious freedom… When the government tampers with a freedom so fundamental, one shudders to think what lies ahead.”


Michelle Obama celebrated the anti-Catholic HHS mandate at a campaign stop in Omaha, Nebraska.
CNS News reported:


CNSNews

First Lady Michelle Obama boasted at a campaign event in Omaha, Neb. on Tuesday that “we made history” when the president’s health care proposal was enacted and the administration issued a regulation mandating that insurance companies provide women with free contraceptives.

“Two years ago, we made history together by finally passing health reform,” said Mrs. Obama. “And because we passed this law, insurance companies will now have to cover basic preventive care–things like prenatal care, mammograms, contraception–at no extra cost.”

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) finalized the “preventive services” regulation in January and it will take effect for most employers on Aug. 1. The regulation mandates that nearly all health insurance plans in the United States must provide women with sterilizations and all FDA-approved contraceptives (including those that can induce abortions) without any fees or co-pay.

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and many Catholic leaders in the United States have voiced strong opposition to the mandate because they say it would force Catholics–whose church teaches that sterilization, contraception and abortion are wrong–to act against their consciences and the teachings of their faith. In comments submitted to the Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops called the regulation an “unprecedented attack” on religious liberty and asked the administration to rescind it in its entirety.



Wild Thing's comment......

Disgusting person!

The video is excellent that was made by the Catholic church. They are standing strong and I am glad. I hope people that are Catholics wake up and don't vote for Obama.



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April 10, 2012

Obamacare Law Will Add $340 Billion to Deficit Over Next 10 Years, New Study Says



Obamacare Law Will Add $340 Billion to Deficit Over Next 10 Years, New Study Says

Washington Post

Obama’s landmark health-care initiative, long touted as a means to control costs, will actually add more than $340 billion to the nation’s budget woes over the next decade, according to a new study by a member of the board that oversees Medicare financing.

The study is set to be released Tuesday by Charles Blahous, a conservative policy analyst whom Obama approved in 2010 as the Republican trustee for Medicare and Social Security. His analysis challenges the conventional wisdom that the health-care law, which calls for an expensive expansion of coverage for the uninsured beginning in 2014, will nonetheless reduce deficits by raising taxes and cutting payments to Medicare providers.

The 2010 law does generate both savings and revenue. But much of that money will flow into the Medicare hospitalization trust fund — and, under law, the money must be used to pay years of additional benefits to those who are already insured. That means those savings would not be available to pay for expanding coverage for the uninsured.

“Does the health-care act worsen the deficit? The answer, I think, is clearly that it does,” Blahous, a senior research fellow at George Mason University’s Mercatus Center, said in an interview. “If one asserts that this law extends the solvency of Medicare, then one is affirming that this law adds to the deficit. Because the expansion of the Medicare trust fund and the creation of the new subsidies together create more spending than existed under prior law.”



Wild Thing's comment......

Obama wants our country to go completely bankrupt and then he will blame Bush and Republicans of course. Damn Obama!!!!



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April 07, 2012

Sen. Ron Johnson: Green light for Obamacare would remove Americans’ ‘last shred of freedom’ -Video





Sen. Ron Johnson: Green light for Obamacare would remove Americans’ ‘last shred of freedom’ -Video


In an interview with The Daily Caller, Senator Ron Johnson warned of dire threats to individual liberty if the Supreme Court were to confirm the constitutionality of president Obama’s individual health care mandate, which requires all Americans to purchase health insurance or a pay a fine.

“Can the federal government actually force Americans to buy a product?” Johnson asked, incredulous, at a “Hands Off My Health Care” rally on Capitol Hill. ”That would be a sea change in constitutional law. … The Commerce Clause [in the U.S. Constitution] has been expanded far beyond anything the founders ever envisioned anyway but this is our, kind of, last shred of freedom.”


“This really is a very pivotal moment for America and we just have to hope and pray the Supreme Court does the right thing and rules this thing unconstitutional.”

The Wisconsin Republican, who endorsed former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for president on Sunday, said this is a “very simple” case.
“Can the federal government force you to buy a product? Can they really remove that … last shred of freedom?” he asked.


Wild Thing's comment.......

Johnson is right. This mandate has never been about "affordable healthcare".

It has been about removing the federal government's last constitutional obstruction and opening Pandora's box for a governing elite with no restrictions.

If he gets the mandate, we are history...and while Romney was not my first choice ( mine was Rick Perry) ...he is not obama and I will for sure get behind him if he indeed is the nominee.



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March 26, 2012

Top White House Adviser: Republicans Will Regret Using Term “Obamacare" - Oh Really? The Try This OBAMADEATHCARE!



Plouffe: GOP will regret ‘ObamaCare’ tag, says law will be upheld


The Hill

Senior White House advisor David Plouffe predicted Sunday that Republicans will come to realize they made a big mistake by constantly calling the president’s sweeping healthcare reform law “ObamaCare.”

“I am convinced that at the end of this decade, Republicans are going to regret turning this into ‘ObamaCare,’” he said on Fox News Sunday.


The remarks come two days after Obama’s reelection campaign similarly embraced the term that conservatives have used to bash the healthcare statute that Democrats passed in 2010.

“Most of the law doesn’t take effect until 2014, but important parts are getting implemented right now. 2.5 million people between the ages of 21 and 26 have healthcare only because of this healthcare law,” Plouffe said, also citing prescription drug assistance for millions of seniors, and fairer financial treatment for women seeking preventive care like mammograms.


Plouffe’s comments come ahead of oral arguments over the constitutionality of the law before the Supreme Court that begin Monday.

“We are confident that it will be constitutional,” he said.




Wild Thing's comment......

I am soooo sick of the threats from Obama and his people.



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March 16, 2012

New Report: Obamacare May Cause 20 Million To Lose Coverage




Report: Obamacare May Cause 20 Million To Lose Coverage…

The Hill

As many as 20 million Americans could lose their employer-provided coverage because of President Obama’s healthcare reform law, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said in a new report Thursday.

The figure represents the worst-case scenario, CBO says, and the law could just as well increase the number of people with employer-based coverage by 3 million in 2019.

The best estimate, subject to a “tremendous amount of uncertainty,” is that about 3 million to 5 million fewer people will obtain coverage through their employer each year from 2019 through 2022.

The new report adds more detail to this week’s update of the law’s coverage provisions, which CBO released Tuesday. Compared to a year ago, the law is now anticipated to cover 2 million fewer people but cost $50 billion less over 10 years, after factoring penalties paid by individuals and businesses that don’t get or provide healthcare coverage.


"President Obama's string of empty promises is quickly becoming a disappointing trail of broken promises," House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said in a statement. "He promised Americans that his overhaul of the health care sector would not jeopardize the health coverage of those who liked what they had. As nonpartisan analysts made clear today, millions of Americans will soon learn the hard way that Washington's overreach into their health care decisions will result in sharp disruptions to their coverage and their care."




Wild Thing's comment.........

Damn you Obama!!! And Nancy Pelosi knew that before the bill was passed. She INTENTIONALLY WITHHELD DATA from Congress to increase likelihood of passage. They should all committed crimes against our Constitution.


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March 10, 2012

Obama and His White House Organizing Prayer Vigil For Obamacare ( socialized medicine) Outside Supreme Court


White House Organizing Prayer Vigil For Obamacare Outside Supreme Court

White House Works to Shape Debate Over Health Law

The NY Times

The White House has begun an aggressive campaign to use approaching Supreme Court arguments on the newhealth care law as a moment to build support for the measure seen asPresident Obama’s signature legislative achievement, hoping to shape public opinion on an issue at the center of the battle for the White House and Congress.

On Wednesday, White House officials summoned dozens of leaders of nonprofit organizations that strongly back the health law to help them coordinate plans for a prayer vigil, press conferences and other events outside the court when justices hear arguments for three days beginning March 26.

At the White House meeting on Wednesday, a wide range of advocates representing consumers and people with diseases and disabilities — as well as doctors and nurses, labor unions and religious organizations — discussed plans to bolster the landmark law, which is being challenged by 26 states as unconstitutional.

Supporters of the law plan to hold events outside the court on each day of oral argument. The events include speeches by people with medical problems who have benefited or could benefit from the law. In addition, supporters will arrange for radio hosts to interview health care advocates at a “radio row,” at the United Methodist Building on Capitol Hill.

People who attended the meeting on Wednesday said the speakers included Jennifer Palmieri, deputy communications director at the White House; Jon Carson, director of the president’s Office of Public Engagement; Jeanne M. Lambrew, deputy assistant to the president for health policy; and Mark B. Childress, a deputy chief of staff at the White House.



Wild Thing's comment......


God help us these people will do anything to force this on all of us.



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October 12, 2011

White House Met With Three Romney Advisors to Draft Obamacare




White House met with three Romney advisors to draft Obamacare

Daily Caller

The Obama administration may have relied much more heavily on Romney’s Massachusetts healthcare legislation as a blueprint for Obamacare than was previously believed.

White House visitor logs obtained by NBC News revealed that three of Romney’s healthcare advisers had up to a dozen meetings with senior administration officials, including one in the Oval Office presided over by President Barack Obama.

“They really wanted to know how we can take that same approach we used in Massachusetts and turn that into a national model,” MIT economist and Romney healthcare adviser Jon Gruber told NBC.

What’s more, the records show Gruber was given a $380,000 contract in 2009 to help draft new legislation based on the Massachusetts healthcare law.

The White House tapped another Romney adviser, John Kingsdale, who in 2006 was put in charge of the state agency tasked with implementing Romney’s healthcare plan. In 2009, Kingsdale attended three White House meetings on healthcare.

A third Romney adviser, John McDonough, attended four White House healthcare meetings. McDonough shared an “innovator in health” award with the Massachusetts governor, after leading a health advocacy group in Massachusetts and working with Romney as a consumer advocate on the legislation.

Though Obama has repeatedly said that he modeled Obamacare on Romney’s healthcare plan, Romney has tried to wash his hands of the association.

“He does me the great favor of saying that I was the inspiration of his plan. If that’s the case, why didn’t you call me?” Romney said in a GOP debate. “Why didn’t you ask what was wrong? Why didn’t you ask if this was an experiment, what worked and what didn’t? … I would have told him, ‘What you’re doing, Mr. President, is going to bankrupt us.’”

Obamacare’s most unpopular feature, the individual mandate that requires all citizens to purchase a healthcare plan, was lifted wholesale from Romney’s healthcare reform package, which he touted as a way of “expanding coverage to all our citizens.”

Gruber’s involvement is the most damning association for Romney, and the GOP candidate has done his best to play down the connection. Gruber, however, has not.

He told NBC that Romney was “the father of health-care reform. I think he is the single person most responsible for health care reform in the United States. … If Mitt Romney had not stood up for this reform in Massachusetts … I don’t think it would have happened nationally. So I think he really is the guy with whom it all starts.”


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Wild Thing's comment.......

Romney was never ever consrvative. Rick Perry is and always has been conservative, but he was the victim of a Romney “gotcha” moment where the anti-Hispanics in the GOP got to portray him as soft on “illegals.” He’s not soft on illegals of any ethnic background, and the state of Texas has spent a fortune on border control under him.



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October 06, 2011

‘Darn Tooting!’ Obama Brags About HHS Reg Catholic Bishops Call Attack on Liberty



‘Darn Tooting!’ Obama Brags About HHS Reg Catholic Bishops Call Attack on Liberty


CNSNews


Bantering with the audience at a fundraiser in St. Louis yesterday, President Barack Obama bragged about a new regulation, proposed by the Department of Health and Human Services, that the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has denounced as an “unprecedented attack on religious liberty.”

“Darn right!” an audience member at the fundraiser shouted as Obama described the regulation.

“Darn tooting!” Obama said back.


The proposed regulation, designed to implement part of Obamacare, will require all private health plans in the United States to cover sterilizations and all FDA-approved contraceptives — including those that cause abortions — without charging any fees or co-pay. These regulations were drawn to implement a provision in Obama’s health-care law that calls for all health-care plans to cover “preventive services.”

Combined with Obamacare’s mandate that all individuals must buy health insurance, the “preventive services” regulation would require all American Catholics to buy health care plans that pay for sterilizations, contraceptives and abortions — all of which violate Catholic moral teaching.


A “religious exemption” in the regulation is so narrowly drawn that it does not include any lay Catholics, or any Catholic hospitals, charitable organizations, or colleges or universities. Thus, many major Catholic institutions in the United States would be forced to choose between dropping health insurance coverage for their employees and students or violating the moral teachings of their own church.


In comments on the regulation submitted to HHS last month, the Catholic bishops called for the regulation to be “rescinded in its entirety” and described the proposal as “government coercion of religious people.”



Wild Thing's comment........

Evil , Obama is pure evil!


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September 30, 2011

White House Quotes Romney ( because of RomneyCare) in Defense of Health Care





White House Quotes Romney in Defense of Health Care


FOX News


It's not every day that you see Jay Carney quoting Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney from the White House podium.

But that's what Carney did Thursday as reporters pressed for the president's reaction to the Affordable Care Act heading to the Supreme Court before the 2012 election amid questions about its constitutionality.

Carney's quoting served the dual purpose of defending the president and trying to drive a wedge between Romney and some of his Republican rivals, who have charged that the former Massachusetts governor's health reform law on the state level bears too much of a resemblance to the plan that conservatives derisively call "Obamacare."

"A former governor of Massachusetts just said the other day, 'The idea for a health care plan in Massachusetts was not mine alone,'" Carney said, reading from notes as he continued quoting Romney. "'The Heritage Foundation, a great conservative think tank, helped on that. I'm told that Newt Gingrich, one of the very first people who came up with the idea of an individual mandate, did that years and years ago. It was seen as a conservative idea to say, you know what, people have a responsibility for caring for themselves if they can. We'll help people who can't care for themselves, but if you can care for yourself, you've got to take care of yourself and pay your own bills.'"

Without ever mentioning Romney by name, Carney concluded, "That's the former governor of Massachusetts describing the individual mandate and why it's smart policy, and we certainly agree."

Romney, who leads the Republican challengers in the latest Fox News poll, has consistently tried to distance his health care plan from the president's and has repeatedly tried to raise doubts that the White House modeled their plan on his by noting they never reached out for his advice.

"Why didn't any one of them or the president ever call me and say 'what worked, what didn't?'" Romney said of Democratic leaders in April on CNBC's "The Kudlow Report." "Why didn't he pick up the phone?"

Romney added in that April interview that if such a phone call had taken place he would have advised the president, "What you're putting in place at the nation is not only unconstitutional, it's bad law, it will not work."

The White House on Wednesday asked the high court to hear a challenge on what the Obama administration considers their crowning accomplishment of universal health care. The administration wants the case heard regarding the legality of the individual mandate, the requirement to purchase coverage. "We look forward to the legal review that upholds the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act," Carney told reporters.

Carney even injected some humor when a reporter queried whether or not the president is "disappointed" that his big legislative achievement is now going to the high court and "could potentially become a pretty divisive issue" in 2012. "Potentially becoming a divisive issue?" Carney asked to laughter in the briefing room.



Wild Thing's comment.........


When a staff member of the most liberal president in the history of the US quotes a leading candidate in the opposite party, beware. Romney still brags about his crowning achievement he created and signed into law in Massachusetts. It hangs as an albatross around his socialist neck.


Romney won't be the nominee.

How can Romney have a debate with Obama about Obamacare, for instance?

ROMNEY: I will repeal Obamacare.

OBAMA: Why would you want to do that; I modeled Obamacare after Romneycare?



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Romney Says The Heritage Foundation Agrees With Him On Romneycare and Mandates, But They Have Changed Their Position




Romney Says The Heritage Foundation Agrees With Him On Romneycare and Mandates, But They Have Changed Their Position




Mitt Romney's Romneycare dilemma: Heritage Foundation disowns mandates

Boston MA, Examiner

The drip-drip-drip of conservative opposition to Mitt Romney and his Massachusetts healthcare reform law is threatening to swamp the former governor's presidential ambitions. Now, a prominent conservative think tank is taking aim at a central tenet of Romneycare -- the individual mandate.

The Heritage Foundation, which promotes free market, pro-business, and conservative ideas, is now disowning its previous advocacy for mandates requiring individuals to purchase health insurance. In the process, the foundation is making an awkward situation for Romney even more excruciating.

Romney says his support for the Massachusetts law is compatible with his opposition to the national healthcare law because the issue should be left to the individual states. He says he supports Republican calls for repealing the national law.

But the Heritage Foundation is not taking aim at Romney's criticisms of Obamacare -- which appears to be symptomatic of Romney's reputation for flip-flopping political opportunism -- but at the very law he signed in 2006.

In a Washington Post column that was meant as a scathing rebuke of President Obama for crediting the Heritage Foundation with the idea of the individual mandate, the foundation's healthcare policy expert Robert Moffit explained how the foundation has changed it's position in recent years.

Moffit claims that the individual mandate is not only unconstitutional, but also does not do what it is supposed to do -- eliminate "free-riders" in the system.

Romney has been trying for weeks to put daylight between his Massachusetts plan and the Obamacare plan, while still taking credit for enacting the reform in the first place.

It's a precarious position to be in. But the Heritage Foundation just made Romney's position that much more untenable.


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Wild Thing's comment........

I wish the media and the debates would talk more about Romneycare then this constant bashing of Perry and things that he has already answered over and over and also all of the things that were lies have been debunked. Meanwhile Romney skates through and no one is hammering Romney about Romneycare.



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September 23, 2011

Obamacare Bill Will Not Reduce Deficit ~ Great Video





Wild Thing's comment......

I sure hope a lot of people see this, I wish they would play it on TV as well.

And Romney just wants to give out waivers to each State???? sheesh I don't think so , we need to get rid of it.


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July 18, 2011

Romney Adviser Backs Obama Health Exchanges




Romney Adviser Backs Obama Health Exchanges.

The Wall Street Journal


SALT LAKE CITY

Former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt, a top supporter and adviser of Republican White House hopeful Mitt Romney, strenuously backed the core piece of President Barack Obama’s health-care law and urged the states to move forward together in adopting health insurance exchanges.

Speaking to a bipartisan group of governors at the National Governors Association, the former Republican governor who served as secretary of health and human services in the Bush administration, called the exchanges where individuals and small businesses can purchase health plans “a very practical solution to a problem that needs to be solved.” He warned governors who are reluctant to move forward with their state-level exchanges that their intransigence will only empower federal regulators.

And he said the health care law that passed is a compromise that gives the states the flexibility they need.


“This is a profoundly important time for the states,” said Mr. Leavitt. “States need to lead.”


The comments came at a time when every major Republican presidential candidate has pledged to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the president’s health care law. For former Massachusetts Gov. Romney, the issue is extra sensitive: the health care plan he secured for Massachusetts included an exchange almost identical to the federal law. He has tried to tightrope through the issue, blasting the federal law as he defends his own.

The federal law gives the states until January 2014 to set up their own exchanges, with federal oversight. If they fail to do so, their citizens will get access to a federal exchange.



Wild Thing's comment........

Romney will lose if he gets the nomination. He doesn’t even have “the lesser of two evils” going for him by enough to matter. He won’t dismantle Obama’s Big Government, and he would make it harder for us to dismantle the excesses of these terrible years.


Romney would be a disaster - global warming, no ObamaCare repeal, etc.


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June 08, 2011

Obama Administration To Appeal Healthcare Ruling



Obama administration to appeal healthcare ruling

Reuters


Lawyers for President Barack Obama will on Wednesday seek to stave off the biggest legal challenge yet to healthcare reform, his signature domestic policy achievement.

The administration will present oral arguments as it appeals a ruling by a Florida judge who declared the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional, backing claims by 26 U.S. states that are seeking repeal.

A three-judge panel at the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta will hear oral arguments by both sides. While a Virginia appeals court heard a similar case in May, this case is significant because of the number of states backing it.

No ruling is expected for months and legal experts expect an appeal to the Supreme Court, regardless of which side wins.

The law aims to increase access to healthcare and slow the growth in costs. The White House views it as a cornerstone of Obama's presidency. Republicans say it will send costs soaring and represents intrusive government power especially because it mandates all individuals to buy health insurance.

They plan to make their campaign for repeal a pillar of efforts to defeat Obama at presidential elections in 2012.

"Opponents of reform claim that the law's individual responsibility provision exceeds Congress' power to regulate interstate commerce because it penalizes 'inactivity.' They are wrong," the White House said on its blog on Tuesday.

"Individuals who choose to go without health insurance are actively making an economic decision that affects all of us," it said of the provision to fine Americans who do not buy insurance, which comes into effect in 2014.

The 2010 law also allows young people to remain on their parents' health insurance into their twenties and prevents insurers from denying coverage for preexisting medical conditions.

Florida District Judge Roger Vinson ruled in January the entire law "must be declared void" because its requirement to buy insurance is unconstitutional, but put the ruling on hold pending appeal.

"The nation needs healthcare reform that's pursued constitutionally and in a way that does not harm our economy and our taxpayers," Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi said in a statement.

Chief Judge Joel Dubina, Judge Frank Hull and Judge Stanley Marcus will hear the appeal. Analysts will watch their questions closely for clues as to how they might rule.

Dubina was appointed by President George H. W. Bush, a Republican, while the other two were appointed by President Bill Clinton, a Democrat.

Senior administration lawyer Neal Katyal will argue for the government, while former Solicitor General Paul Clement will present Florida's case.



Wild Thing's comment.......

I hope the courts continue to follow the Constitution on this matter.

It may be our only hope.



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May 21, 2011

AARP That Pushed ObamaDEATHcare and NOT For Seniors, AARP Is Only For Themselves Gets An Obamacare Waiver






AARP Gets An Obamacare Waiver


The Daily Caller has learned that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) rate review rules, which it finalized on Thursday, exempt “Medigap” policy providers, like the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), from oversight when such providers increase payment rates for their supplemental insurance plans.

Insurance providers who aren’t exempt from Obamacare’s rate review rules are required to publicly release and explain some health care payment rate increases.

The AARP is the nation’s biggest seller of Medigap policies, or supplemental healthcare plans that add onto what Medicare won’t cover for seniors. The senior citizens interest group advocated for Obamacare to include an attack on Medigap policies’ biggest competitor, Medicare Advantage.

Though the White House and HHS dismiss allegations of political favoritism when it comes to who’s getting exceptions from the new health care regulations – such as in the recent uproar over the disproportionate number of Obamacare waivers that went to companies in House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s district — Obamacare critics say the mere appearance of the administration helping friends is disturbing.

The appearance of favoritism exists with the new AARP exemptions, too. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Sens. John Kerry, Massachusetts Democrat, and Max Baucus, Montana Democrat, wrote to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius last October asking her not to do what HHS just finalized today – that is exempt Medigap policies from the HHS rate increase oversight.

“While Medicare Advantage premiums are declining, we are hearing disturbing stories from beneficiaries across the country about excessive premium increases for Medigap supplemental insurance policies,” Reid, Baucus and Kerry wrote to Sebelius on Oct. 6.

“For example, some beneficiaries enrolled in the United of Omaha Life Insurance Company will see their Medigap premiums increase by approximately 40 percent between 2010 and 2011,” the letter read. “An increase of this magnitude raises serious concerns about premium-setting practices and rate review procedures in place for Medigap policies.”

Instead of listening to three top Senate Democrats, the Obama administration decided to go ahead anyway with the Medigap exceptions from rate increase reviews.

The AARP was a driving force behind getting Obamacare through Congress, contributing a large sum to the $121 million advertising campaign pushing it, and spending millions more lobbying for it on Capitol Hill.


The senior citizen advocacy organization stands to make huge profits from Medicare Advantage cuts and from the exemptions it will benefit from when it comes to the Medigap plans sold under what AARP CEO A. Barry Rand calls the AARP’s “for-profit side.”


The AARP’s support of Obamacare during the debate over the legislation raised lots of eyebrows nationwide, as President Obama called for $313 billion in cuts to Medicare to push the plan through. Seniors weren’t happy about it, and many ripped AARP representatives at town hall meetings nationwide.

Now, though, it’s clear that the AARP is set to make millions, if not billions, of extra dollars in Medigap plan sales moving forward because they’ve effectively knocked out their biggest competitor, Medicare Advantage, through Obamacare.


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After AARP gets ‘waiver’ from Obamacare, conservative groups fight for information, answers


The Daily Caller

After President Barack Obama’s administration tossed the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) the equivalent of an Obamacare waiver on Thursday, conservative groups Let Freedom Ring and 60 Plus grilled Obama again for the appearance of favoritism. Obamacare is taking heat from critics, who accuse the administration of “crony capitalism,” after The Daily Caller reported this week that about 20 percent of the latest slew of waivers from parts of the healthcare overhaul went to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s San Francisco district.

“This is getting ridiculous, special waivers for labor unions, Nancy Pelosi’s constituents, and now AARP. How about the rest of America?,” Let Freedom Ring’s President Colin Hanna said. “The President and his radical bureaucrats need a reminder that we are a country of EQUAL protection under the law!”

Jim Martin, chairman of 60 Plus, the conservative alternative to the AARP, likens the AARP’s latest Obama administration gift to a “payoff” and that this “doesn’t surprise” him “one iota.”

“It’s payoff time to the AARP (some call it bribery) for selling out seniors and endorsing Obamacare, an awful proposal which makes no sense to seniors who know it’s bad medicine for them,” Martin said in a statement. “But it makes sense to the AARP, dollars and cents, that is, to its bottom line. The AARP made over a half billion in profits last year, selling ‘low cost’ insurance and other goodies to seniors. But that’s nothing.”

Martin went on to explain how Obamacare, which the AARP actively advocated for, damages the AARP’s biggest competitor, Medicare Advantage. He adds that the AARP is likely to make millions, if not billions, more dollars in the coming years because it can sell many more Medigap plans without competition.

“Now the cash register will ring even louder as these money-hungry merchants fleece the elderly,” Martin said. “AARP was the single most powerful organization supporting ObamaCare, yet now they want out of the relationship, so that they can make millions selling Medi-gap insurance to the very seniors they betrayed. If there is a more clear example of corruption and hypocrisy, I’ve yet to see it in my over seven decades on the planet. That’s why we call them the Association Against Retired Persons.”


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Wild Thing's comment.........

EVIL !!!! Beyond outrageous!

AARP lobbied vigorously for Obamacare in order to be relieved of its money-losing medical insurance program—and now gets a waiver!


So this is the new order. Laws are passed by the left that only those on the right have to follow. The left is exempt from the law. As, apparently, they are also exempt from taxes, since half the population does not pay tax, and votes Democratic.



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May 14, 2011

Obama Approves Another 204 ObamaDeathCare Waivers, Bringing the Total to 1,372




Obama Administration Approves Another 204 Health Care Waivers, Bringing the Total to 1,372

HHS (Health and Human Services ) approves 200 more new healthcare reform waivers


The Hill

The Obama administration approved 204 new waivers to Democrats' healthcare reform law over the past month, bringing the total to 1,372.

The waivers are temporary and only apply to one provision of the law, which requires health plans to offer at least $750,000 worth of annual medical benefits before leaving patients to fend for themselves.


Still, Republicans have assailed the waivers as a sign of both favoritism and of major problems with the law.

"The fact that over 1,000 waivers have been granted is a tacit admission that the healthcare law is fundamentally flawed," Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) said in March. Upton is one of three House committee chairmen who has used new oversight powers to investigate the annual limit waivers.


Administration officials say the law allows the Health and Human Services Department to grant the waivers to avoid disrupting the insurance market before the law overhauls the insurance system in 2014. They say the waivers are granted through a transparent process.



Wild Thing's comment......

This socialilzed medicine will kills us and our country, We have GOT to keep up the pressure to stop this monster.


Damn you Obama and your agenda!!!


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May 03, 2011

Obama Back To His “death to America” Agenda Threatens Veto Of Healthcare Bills



Obama threatens veto of healthcare bills


The Hill


Obama on Monday threatened to veto legislation that would eliminate grants to help states establish the insurance exchanges created by the healthcare reform law.


"The Administration will strongly oppose legislation that attempts to erode the important provisions of the Affordable Care Act that are making health care more affordable and accessible for all Americans," the Office of Management and Budget said in a policy statement.

"If the President is presented with H.R. 1213, his senior advisors would recommend that he veto the bill," OMB said of the healthcare bill.


The House is scheduled to take up the legislation this week.

The White House also registered its opposition to a separate bill that would cut off funding for school-based health clinics.


The White House also issued a veto threat Monday evening for the "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act," saying the bill "unnecessarily restricts women’s reproductive freedoms and consumers’ private insurance options."


None of the bills are expected to reach Obama's desk.



Wild Thing's comment........


Obama threatens veto of healthcare bills? I thought he was killed by the Seals. Oh wait, that was the other one.

Look at this snake Hussein proclaiming ahead of time he will veto.

I have voted GOP all my voting life. The GOP better grow a backbone! They better do it soon!

Get rid of Obamacare. De-fund it! Kill it! Do what ever it takes to kill it!


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April 13, 2011

Obama Spent Up To 200 Million Taxpayer Dollars To Push Obamacare






Judicial Watch Obtains HHS Records Detailing Taxpayer-Funded Obamacare Propaganda Campaign.

Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has obtained documents from the Obama Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) detailing the agency’s massive taxpayer-funded multimedia campaign designed to promote the Affordable Health Care Act (also known as Obamacare) and other HHS policy initiatives. According to the records obtained by Judicial Watch pursuant to a March 23, 2011, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (No. 11-608)), the total cost of the campaign, which targets Obama’s electoral coalition, could reach as much as $200 million.

Among the highlights from the documents:


•An April 27, 2010 Department of Health and Human Services Acquisition Plan entitled “National Multimedia & Education Campaign & Grassroots Outreach,” details a comprehensive five-year communications program covering a variety of HHS policy initiatives, including “health care reform.”


•According to a section of the Acquisition Plan entitled, “Independent Government Cost Estimate,” the Health and Human Services ASPA (Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs) states: “ASPCA is unable to provide a definitive government cost estimate. Campaigns vary is [sic] size and scope. Some campaigns involve radio, some TV, and some print. Other campaigns may involve all of those avenues plus on ground events, website, bus tours, etc.” However, ASPA “is letting this contract in order produce three to four campaigns per year through the life-cycle of the contract. We are requesting a contract with a $200,000,000 maximum.”


•According to a subsequent March 14, 2011, contract included among the documents, HHS hired The Ogilvy Group “to provide services to design, develop, and execute a multiplatform educational media campaign to promote the new website Healthcare.gov, including the new Spanish language version of the website.” The total amount of the contract award: $3,998,928.


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“There is nothing educational about this Obamacare propaganda campaign to force ‘behavioral changes’ on Americans. These records prove the administration is using taxpayer dollars to manipulate public opinion. It also appears the Obama administration is trying to get a leg-up in the reelection campaign by targeting key Obama constituencies with positive and misleading messages about the president’s ‘signature’ policy initiative,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “This Big Brother campaign is most certainly underhanded, potentially unlawful, and it must be stopped. If Congress is looking for a place to trim the deficit, this is a good place to start.”


In November 2010, Judicial Watch obtained documents from the Obama HHS regarding a series of three Medicare television advertisements featuring actor Andy Griffith. The Obama Administration spent $3,184,000 in taxpayer funds to produce and air the advertisements on national television in September and October 2010 to educate “Medicare beneficiaries, caregivers, and family members about forthcoming changes to Medicare as a result of the Affordable Care Act.” However, according to FactCheck.org, a project of the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg Public Policy Center, the advertisements intentionally misinformed the American people.

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Wild Thing's comment......

Good work by Judicial Watch!!

Everyday brings disclosure of another Obama outrageous act toward the American taxpayer. We have to get this jerk out of office.

I could not hate obama one level more then I do and I am sick of his crap to the hilt.

obama should be tried for TREASON to our country. For what he has done with our troops and this obamacare forced on us, and everything else he has done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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April 03, 2011

More Waivers Handed Out~ Wake Up America, Why Do We Have To Have Obamacare When Obama and His Donors and Politicians Do NOT!





New Health Law Waivers

Atlanta Journal


The Obama Administration has rolled out another 129 waivers to one provision of the new health reform law, with almost half of those new exemptions going to various union groups.

The extra waivers bring the total to 1,168, giving businesses, health plans, unions and others an exemption from a portion of the law that in 2011 requires an annual benefit limit of no less than $750,000.

In other words, these 1,168 waivers allow companies to limit health insurance payouts to less than $750,000 – those annual benefit limits will be phased out by 2014.

The waivers now cover almost three million Americans, but the feds argue that is “less than 2 percent of all Americans who have private health insurance.

Almost half of the new round of waivers were given to union health benefit programs, a fact that is sure spur new complaints from health law critics in the Congress, who see these waivers as evidence that the Obama health plan is flawed.

Among the unions that were recently approved for waivers:

# Teamsters Local 237 in New York, covering over 51,000 workers
# Carpenters District Council of Kansas City Welfare Plan, for 20,898 workers
# Southeastern Iron Workers, for 5,143 policies
# Minneapolis Retail Meat Cutters and Food Handlers for 10,720
# the Fulton Fish Market Welfare Fund for 1,211

Among the non-union recipients of new waivers, those included very average sounding businesses like the Mary Cariola Children's Center in Rochester, NY, the Tumex Corporation of Yuma, Arizona, Belo Tank Xpress and Lexus of Austin.


The new waivers were released on the same day that Congress delved into the details of another part of the Obama health law, as the feds detailed over 1300 grants to companies big and small, designed to help them fund health coverage for early retirees.

Those grants went to well known companies like AT&T and General Electric, and major unions like the United Auto Workers.


Members of both parties sternly criticized officials involved in implementing the Obama health law, using a Friday hearing to blast the idea of giving $36 million to GE, which just reported $14 billion in profits, to help insure their early retirees.




Wild Thing's comment.......


I cannot stand it, we are paying already for obamacare and he keeps giving out wavers to his unions.

Obama is 100% corrupt!!!!!




Michele Bachmann: Update on defunding Obamacare





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March 15, 2011

Team Obama ( Arrogant Putz OBAMA ) Threatens Supreme Court to Stay Away From Health Care Challege




Team Obama tells Supreme Court to Stay Away From Health Care Challege


FOX News

The Obama administration told the Supreme Court on Monday night it should stay away from a high-profile challenge to the 2010 health care law until after a lower court has had a chance to review the case.

Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal wrote, "there is no basis for short-circuiting the normal course of appellate review." Katyal also says Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's case is problematic because he may lack sufficient standing to challenge the health care law.

The Supreme Court normally takes cases only after they've been reviewed at least once by appellate judges. Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli says that's not appropriate in this instance.

In his filing last month, Cuccinelli said there's a "palpable consensus" that the high court will ultimately have to pass judgment on the merits of President Obama's health care law and should do so without delay. Furthermore, Cuccinelli argues that his case involves "pure issues of constitutional law" that appellate judges on the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals will be unable to definitively resolve.

Katyal says there is no question that the case is of great public importance but uses the language of the court's own rules to say it is not "one of the rare cases that justifies deviation from normal appellate practice and require[s] immediate determination in this court." Katyal points out that the Virginia case and several others are already in the pipeline and little time may be saved if the court were to jump in now.



Wild Thing's comment.......


The Obama administration told the Supreme Court on Monday night it should stay away from a high-profile challenge to the 2010 health care law until after a lower court has had a chance to review the case.

He sure has a lot of nerve!!!! The Supreme Court , the very same court obama slammed at his past State of the Union Address that time. Obama truly despises the Rule of Law. Since when does the President have the right to tell the Supreme Court what to do?


I would LOVE to see the Supreme Court also say oh really Obama, tell you what we will not only check out YOUR socialized medicine obamacare but we are also going to rule on your eligibility.


Ring...ring....ring....calling obama.....it has already been ruled unconstitutional by the lower court. Federal Judge Roger Vinson, who is right here in Florida , has already ruled Obamacare unconstitutional. He is the second Federal Judge to do so. Our new Governor Rick Scott, has thrown the weight of his office behind it too.


The Supreme Court needs to tell Dcitator obama to go pound sand. Obama needs to understand that government that serves United States of America works nothing like the third world republics that he idolizes.


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March 09, 2011

As Of Today 1,040 Waivers Handed Out By Obama For HIS Obamacare



The Department of Health and Human Services has found a way to top itself. On Friday, Kathleen Sebelius issued another 126 waivers, bringing the total to 1,040. All told, health care waivers now cover 2.6 million Americans.








Obama administration keeps giving out Obamacare waivers, despite new Republican spotlight


The Daily Caller

March 7, 2011

Although House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Rep. Fred Upton, Michigan Republican, is about to launch a congressional investigation into Obamacare waiver selection, the administration continues to approve waivers from health-care law for labor unions and others. In fact, since Upton first requested documentation from Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in late January, the administration has issued 307 more Obamacare waivers, 47 of which for labor unions. That brings the total number of waivers to 1,040. Labor unions received 269 of those.


That means unions received about 26 percent of all waivers the administration has given out, but only about 12 percent of workers nationwide are unionized.


More of article HERE


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Wild Thing's comment........

Dear God let this nightmare end!!!!! How much more are we supposed to take before we literally crack up. Every day there is something to get ticked off about.

And we are still not rid of Obamacare and when will that happen?????!!!!!!

ENOUGH!



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Maine Granted Waiver Of A Key Provision In Obama's Socialized Medicine 'Obamacare'






Maine gets break in federal health care overhaul


CNBC


PORTLAND, Maine - The federal government Tuesday granted Maine a waiver of a key provision in President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, citing the likelihood that enforcement could destabilize the state's market for individual health insurance.

The U.S. Health and Human Services department said in a letter it would waive the requirement that insurers spend 80 cents to 85 cents of every premium dollar on medical care and quality improvement. Instead, the letter said, the state could maintain its 65 percent standard for three years, with the caveat that HHS intends to review the figures after two years.

The decision makes Maine the first state to receive a waiver of the requirement. Similar requests are pending from Kentucky, Nevada and New Hampshire.

In seeking the waiver, Maine Insurance Superintendent Mila Kofman feared that one of three major insurers offering individual plans in Maine would withdraw from the market altogether if the federal requirement remained in place. The insurer, MEGA Life and Health Insurance Co., has 37 percent of the state's individual market.

You can CONTINUE Reading HERE for more of this death to Amercia from obama


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Wild Thing's comment........

The people that voted for obama are the ones that should beb paying for this socialized medicine. WE did not ask for it,. and WE did not vote for obama!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Time to convene a Death Panel on the entire law.


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February 19, 2011

DemoRAT Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz:"violation of the House rules and disparaging to use wording 'Obamacare' " ~ OH OK Socialized Medicine or Obama's Death Care is More Accurate Anyway!!!



U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Florida, attempted to interrupt U.S. Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ranger – over his use of the word “Obamacare.”



Wasserman Schultz Says Use of Term 'ObamaCare' Violates House Rules

American Spectator


Moments ago, Rep. Tom Graves was arguing that the amendment to defund the implementation of the national health care would stop the law dead in its tracks.

If it’s adopted, Graves said, “government bureaucrats cannot lift so much as a finger, move a paper clip, send an email, if it has anything to do with ObamaCare.”

At that point, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz interjected with a parliamentary inquiry, and was eventually recognized once Graves was finished speaking.

“In two previous gentlemen’s statements on the amendment, both of them referred to the Affordable Care Act, which is the accurate title of the health care reform law, as ‘ObamaCare,’” Wasserman Schultz said. “That is a disparaging reference to the President of the United States. It is meant as a disparaging reference to the President of the United States. It is clearly in violation of the House rules.”

Her argument did not go anywhere, and Republicans continued their references to ObamaCare.




Wild Thing's comment.....

This person is why there is a word BITCH! She is so horrible and I wish she was not from Florida. augh!

Hey Wasserman , go sit on a nail!!

I thought they were PROUD of their president and their accomplishment! You’d think they would be PROUD to call it Obamacare!

SOCIALIZED Medicine Obamacare

SOCIALIZED Medicine Obamacare

SOCIALIZED Medicine Obamacare

SOCIALIZED Medicine Obamacare

SOCIALIZED Medicine Obamacare

Take that Wasserman !



Posted by Wild Thing at 04:40 AM

February 16, 2011

Obama's DEATH To America Obamacare Means IRS Need New Army Of 1,054 Including 81 IRS Agents to Enforce Tanning Spa Tax




Healthcare Reform Law Requires New IRS Army Of 1,054

US News and World Report

The Internal Revenue Service says it will need an battalion of 1,054 new auditors and staffers and new facilities at a cost to taxpayers of more than $359 million in fiscal 2012 just to watch over the initial implementation of President Obama's healthcare reforms. Among the new corps will be 81 workers assigned to make sure tanning salons pay a new 10 percent excise tax. Their cost: $11.5 million.


"The ACA [Affordable Care Act] will require additional resources to build new IT systems; modify existing tax processing systems; provide taxpayer outreach and assistance services; make enhancements to notices, collections, and case management systems to address and resolve taxpayer issues timely and accurately; and conduct focused examinations to encourage compliance," said the newly released IRS budget.


In its request, the IRS explained that the tax changes associated with health reform are huge. "Implementation of the Affordable Care Act of 2010 presents a major challenge to the IRS. ACA represents the largest set of tax law changes in more than 20 years, with more than 40 provisions that amend the tax laws."

Unsaid: The requests are just the beginning, since the new healthcare program is evolving and won't be fully implemented until about 2014.

The detailed IRS budget documents spell out exactly what most of the new workforce will be doing. For example, some 81 will be tasked just to handle the tax reporting of 25,000 tanning salons. They face a new 10 percent excise tax on indoor tanning services. Another 76 will be assigned to make sure businesses engaged in making and imported drugs pay their new fee which is expected to deliver $2.8 billion to the Treasury in 2012 and 2013. The new healthcare corps will also require new facilities and computers.


Wild Thing's comment........

The obamacrae law has been found unconstitutional, and the majority of the American people continue to not want it.


ObamaCare is NOT about American’s healthcare. Its about how they’re NOT gonna get anymore healthcare...and they’ll pay twice as much to not get it...right to the Treasury...at the point of a gun.


If Obamacare is not stopped our country will be doomed and done with imo. And I have never said doomed on my blog ever before.



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February 10, 2011

" Make people wear gold stars who refuse Obamacare" ~ Len Nichols Health Economist Teaches at Virginia's George Mason University




Obama Care Advocate, advocates making people wear gold stars who refuse Obamacare

NPR


Alternatives To Mandating Insurance? Maybe

"The biggest fear is that without mandatory health insurance, there will be no incentive for people to buy health insurance until after they're sick, and then the system won't work," says Jamie Court, president of Consumer Watchdog, a California-based advocacy group that supports the law but opposes mandatory health insurance. "I would take issue with that."


Paul Starr, a health care expert and professor at Princeton University.

Starr has suggested giving people who don't want coverage a chance to opt out. But if they choose to remain uninsured, he says, "you won't be eligible to opt back in and get any of the benefit of the subsidies or use new health insurance exchanges or buy without pre-existing conditions exclusions."

In effect, he says, "you are basically opting into the world we have now" — for five years.

Yet some analysts worry that still might not get enough healthy people to sign up compared with an actual mandate.

Len Nichols, a health economist who teaches at Virginia's George Mason University, says without a requirement for coverage, Congress might have to find another way to make the consequences of not having insurance even more dramatic.

For example, he says, perhaps if people don't buy insurance when it is first available, "if you ever try to buy insurance again, you'll have to pay three times the market price, and we will put a gold sticker on your forehead and say to all hospitals, 'You do not have to treat this person; this person has forfeited their right to uncompensated care.' "

Nichols is only half serious about that gold star.

He is quick to point out that doctors and hospitals are bound by professional standards not to turn away patients in need of emergency care. So he says Congress may want to consider another option: Make the states do the hard work. Lawmakers could withhold federal funding in the health law unless states require people to have health insurance.


"It would have the virtue of avoiding the constitutional debate," he says.



Wild Thing's comment.......

And what do the waivers wear???


Holocaust redux. Obviously this person is not a history buff. The irony is amazing.

Good grief, free health care sure is expensive. Hey idiot, it is not about care. It’s about contro

Next, serial numbers tattooed into the hands of republican/conservative voters, so we can be put in the correct Involuntary Retraining Facility.


Len Nichols, Director, Health Policy Research & Ethics Center, College of Health & Human Services. His email address.....

lnichol9@gmu.edu


uh huh, guess he forgot part of the job description.


Our universities are cesspools, and they’ve got a good jump in turning our K-12 schools into the same thing.


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February 09, 2011

Eric Cantor: House To Vote Next Week To Block Funding of Obamacare (Socialized Medicine)





Reuters

The House of Representatives will vote on whether to block funding for President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare overhaul when it takes up a budget plan next week, House Republican Leader Eric Cantor said on Tuesday.

“I expect to see one way or other the product coming out of the House to speak to that and to preclude any funding to be used for that,” Cantor said at a news conference, referring to an effort to block implementation of the health-care law.


House Republicans aim to pass a spending measure next week that would immediately cut at least $32 billion from the government’s $3.7 trillion budget in an effort to trim record budget deficits.

Republican lawmakers are expected to unveil details of the spending-cut package on Thursday ahead of a wide-ranging debate on the House floor next week.



Wild Thing's comment.......

Woo hoo!!

All spending originates in the House. They have all constitutional authority over spending. So he cant veto it. The pure GENIUS of our Founding Fathers at work.


Americans, wake up, it is you, Obama is destroying, you, your children, your grandchildren and your children to yet come!!! Time is running out!!!



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Senate Democrats Vow Abortion Bills Block Note How They LIE About What Federal Funding Means!




The Tuesday press conference was a warning shot aimed at a pair of House bills.



Senate Dems vow abortion bills block


The Senate’s fiercest abortion rights supporters vowed to block two measures Republicans are pushing in the House from passage in the upper chamber.

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) told reporters “I do think we’ll have 41” votes necessary to block legislation backed by some members of House GOP leadership that would further restrict federal funds for abortions. Boxer was referring to a procedural maneuver that would require 60 votes to get a bill to the floor.


The Democrats’ Tuesday news conference was a warning shot aimed at bills sponsored by GOP Reps. Chris Smith of New Jersey and Mike Pence of Indiana that will both be heard by committees this month. Smith’s bill would eliminate any federal funds for abortion, while Pence’s legislation would prohibit federal funds for any organization that provides abortions.


Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell told POLITICO that he would “take a look at what the House sends over and see what’s appropriate,” but his spokesman said the GOP senator opposes federal funding for abortion — a position that puts him in line with many House Republicans who support the anti-abortion measures.

But Senate Democrats, including Boxer, fear that if the House passes either bill, Republicans would fold them into a larger must-pass bill — effectively forcing their chamber’s hand.



Wild Thing's comment........

The democrats should be ashamed of themselves. They won't be but they should, how disgusting they are!!!!!

The fact they the dems put paying for abortions in obamacare is beyond evil !!!!


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February 08, 2011

Robert Gibbs Says Obama Not Going To Obey The Ruling By Federal Judge In Florida On Obamacare (Socialized Medicine)


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Gibbs is asked if the Administation will "adhere to the law as declared by the court." Gibbs starts talking about "many courts have heard many cases on this." But as Mark Levin noted previously, it doesn't matter if other courts rule in favor of Obamacare. Last week, a Federal Judge in Florida ruled it unconstitutional and the only option for the administration is to appeal (and obey the ruling)...Here's Gibbs saying full speed ahead on Obamacare.


CNSNews reporter Fred Lucas talked to White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs about Obamacare and asked if the administration would act on a recent Florida judges ruling.






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Wild Thing's comment........

The law means what Hussein Obama wants it to mean.

Obama = We know what’s best for you, so we’re cramming this down your throats whether you like it or not.


If he ignores our Constitution and the Judge then surely he’s a dictator and should be treated as such.


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February 05, 2011

House Prepares Investigation of the 733 Obamacare Waivers




House Prepares Investigation of Obamacare Waivers


CNSNews

The Republican congressman leading the investigation into the Obama administration’s decision to grant more than 700 waivers to the new health care law is questioning whether the law could be effective if so many waivers are needed.

Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) also noted the high percentage of Obama-supporting labor unions that received waivers – which exempt them from a provision in the new health care law that bans annual limits on what insurance plans will pay for medical coverage.

“The American people repeatedly have been told that the new health care law is an effective and responsible plan for overhauling the nation’s health care system,” Rep. Stearns told CNSNews.com in a statement. “Yet, if the law is so good, why are so many waivers to the law being granted?”


Stearns is chairman of the subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations for the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which is investigating the waivers granted to various companies, unions, non-profit organizations and states and municipalities.

In a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Stearns and Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) are seeking to find out how many entities applied for waivers, how many were granted waivers, and how many were denied waivers. They also want to know what the criteria are for granting or denying waivers.


The number of waivers grew from zero in September to 222 by the end of 2010 and 733 at the end of January.

“From December 2010 to January 2011 the number of waivers grew from 222 to over 700,” Stearns said in a statement to CNSNews.com. “And yes, a lot of these waivers are going to the unions. The Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the Energy and Commerce Committee is investigating these waivers and we have requested from the Department of Health and Human Services the documents detailing the internal deliberations on what entities are seeking waivers and what entities have been granted or denied waivers. As a matter of fairness, I must question the value of a law that requires so many waivers.”


CNSNews.com has reported that the United Federation of Teachers, representing New York City School Teachers, is the largest recipient of waivers so far. The UFT is a member of the American Federation of Teachers, a major contributor to the Democratic Party.

In addition, several locals of the Service Employee International Union (SEIU) and the United Food and Commercial Workers union, both major contributors to Democratic candidates, received waivers.





Wild Thing's comment.......

Awesome! Good news!


List of the 733 Waivers...Look at all the Unions who received a waiver.



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February 03, 2011

Senate Repeal Of Obamacare Fails 47-51 Party-Line Vote and VILE Union SEIU ( exempt from it) Lobbyed Hard Against Repeal



Senate Republicans took their stand — forcing the Dems to go on record in defense of the Obamacare nightmare from which hundreds of unions have escaped.

CLICK HERE to see how everyone voted.....Roll Call.

A Republican drive to repeal the year-old health care law ended in party-line defeat in the Senate on Wednesday, leaving the Supreme Court to render a final, unpredictable verdict on an issue steeped in political and constitutional controversy. The vote was 47-51. Moments earlier, the Senate agreed to make one relatively minor change in the law, voting to strip out a paperwork requirement for businesses.

Sen. McConnell said the fight is far from over!!!!



SEIU fights healthcare repeal after obtaining waivers from law

This is despite the fact that several SEIU chapters have been granted Obamacare waivers.


The Hill

The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is lobbying hard against the amendment offered by Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) to repeal the healthcare reform law.

SEIU has sent e-mails to Senate offices urging lawmakers to vote against the proposal to unwind President Obama’s signature domestic initiative.

“A vote in support of this amendment is a vote to raise out-of-pocket healthcare costs for working families and takes away critical consumer protections provided to Americans for the first time,” SEIU urged senators, according to a copy of the e-mail obtained by The Hill.


The lobby informed senators that a vote for McConnell’s amendment would count against them on its legislative scorecard.

SEIU’s outspoken defense of the law has prompted charges of hypocrisy from Republicans, given that some of the union’s chapters have sought waivers exempting them from a key provision of the law requiring the phaseout of health plans with low caps on annual benefits.


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Wild Thing's comment.......

Democrats will never listen to the we the people NEVER!

Hypocritical thugs!

I swear I would love to meet one of the SEIU people in person........just once. It would make my day to tell them off.



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February 02, 2011

Senate Republicans Take First Step Toward Repealing and Replacing Obamacare ~ Vote Possibly Today!







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Mark Levin talking about the significance of the ruling by a Federal Judge yesterday that ObamaCare is unconstitutional. Levin said the Obama Administration will be in contempt of court if they continue to try and implement ObamaCare.




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Wiild Thing's comment.......

Good for the Senate Republicans!!


Rush was saying that the Republicans shouldn’t get lazy after the Judge Vinson Ruling. He said they should go for the jugular and continue to try to repeal Obamacare. McConnell’s smart in bringing up a vote on this Unconstitutional Health Care Law.

The Dem’s will be put on record and they will thusly incur the wrath of the voters very soon.

The Senate is supposed to vote on the bill TODAY.


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February 01, 2011

Judge: Obama's Socialized Medicine Unconstitutional ~ Thank God




Judge uses Obama’s words against him


The Washington Times


In ruling against President Obama‘s health care law, federal Judge Roger Vinson used Mr. Obama‘s own position from the 2008 campaign against him, arguing that there are other ways to tackle health care short of requiring every American to purchase insurance.

“I note that in 2008, then-Senator Obama supported a health care reform proposal that did not include an individual mandate because he was at that time strongly opposed to the idea, stating that ‘if a mandate was the solution, we can try that to solve homelessness by mandating everybody to buy a house,’” Judge Vinson wrote in a footnote toward the end of the 78-page ruling Monday.


Judge Vinson, a federal judge in the northern district of Florida, struck down the entire health care law as unconstitutional on Monday, though he is allowing the Obama administration to continue to implement and enforce it while the government appeals his ruling.

The footnote was attached to the most critical part of Judge Vinson‘s ruling, in which he said the “principal dispute” in the case was not whether Congress has the power to tackle health care, but whether it has the power to compel the purchase of insurance.


Judge Vinson used Mr. Obama‘s campaign words from an interview with CNN to show that there are other options that could fall within the Constitution — including then-candidate Obama‘s plan.


During the presidential campaign, one key difference between Mr. Obama and his chief opponent, then-Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, was Mrs. Clinton‘s plan required all Americans to purchase insurance, and Mr. Obama‘s did not.

In the heat of the primaries in 2008, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman predicted Mr. Obama‘s opposition to an individual mandate could come back to haunt him: “If Mr. Obama gets to the White House and tries to achieve universal coverage, he’ll find that it can’t be done without mandates — but if he tries to institute mandates, the enemies of reform will use his own words against him.”

Mr. Obama has since defended the constitutionality of the individual mandate, arguing it’s the linchpin of the program to bring in more customers, which is key to expanding the availability and affordability of insurance.


Much of the 78-page ruling was a discussion of how the nation’s founding fathers, such as James Madison and Thomas Jefferson, set limits on congressional power. Judge Vinson also hypothesized that, under the Obama administration‘s legal theory, the government could mandate eating broccoli.


White House officials said that sort of “surpassingly curious reading” called into question Judge Vinson‘s entire ruling.

“There’s something thoroughly odd and unconventional about the analysis,” said a White House official who briefed reporters late Monday afternoon, speaking on condition of anonymity.




Wild Thing's comment.........

This Judge is awesome. Love that he used nobama’s words against him.

HERE HERE, Judge Vincent!! You made the day for all freedom loving, Constitutional savy Conservative Americans!! It impacts us all and now on to the Supreme Court!!


Judge Vincent Born in Cadiz, Kentucky, Vinson attended the United States Naval Academy and graduated in 1962 with a bachelor’s degree in engineering. He served at Naval Air Station Pensacola as a Naval aviator from 1962–1968, attaining the rank of lieutenant. After his service, he attended Vanderbilt University and received his J.D. in 1971.


Returning to Pensacola, Florida, Vinson joined the law firm of Beggs & Lane, where he practiced general civil law from 1971–1983. He was nominated to the federal bench by President Ronald Reagan on September 9, 1983 to a seat vacated by Lynn C. Higby, was confirmed by the Senate on October 4, and received his commission a day later.



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Obama Hates Our Constitution And His Administration Fires Back At The Judge Vinson Decision On Socialized Medicine (Obamacare)






Obama Administration Fires Back At Judge Vinson And His Decision

The White House said the Obamacare ruling by Judge Roger Vinson was a plain case of judicial overreach.

Forbes

Earlier today Judge Roger Vinson ruled that the health reform legislation passed last year is unconstitutional. Not surprisingly this evoked a harsh reaction from the administration, which does not want to its main domestic accomplishment during the President’s first two years in office to be nullified by the courts.


On the White House’s blog, spokeswoman Stephanie Cutter writes: “Today’s ruling – issued by Judge Vinson in the Northern District of Florida – is a plain case of judicial overreaching.” She continues: “Those who claim that the “individual responsibility” provision exceeds Congress’ power to regulate interstate commerce because it penalizes “inactivity” are simply wrong. Individuals who choose to go without health insurance are actively making an economic decision that impacts all of us.”


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Wild Thing's comment......

So according to Obama and his other traitors, the Constitution and the Framer’s intent is now “Judicial Activism”.


The judge took great care to examine the legal precedents and show why Congress overreached. He nailed why the individuals had standing. He showed the Constitutional basis for his ruling.

Excuse me Obama jerk, more than half of all states are suing to nullify Obamacare and three states – Missouri, Arizona and Oklahoma – rejected the Obamacare mandate via ballot measure.

Sen. Jim DeMint said yesterday that all 47 GOP Senators are now on board as co-sponsors of his Obamacare repeal bill. Thank you God! And thank you Jim Demint.



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Ann Coulter: I'm Torn on Today's Obamacare Ruling... I Just Got My Waiver




“So right now federal officials are not allowed to enforce Obamacare. Though, I am torn, because on one hand the law is clearly unconstitutional. On the other hand, I just got my White House waiver

I must say, there are two court opinions on each side. Obviously, I find the two that find the two that call it unconstitutional more compelling for logical reasons. There’s no point in having any limits on Congress’s authority if they can force all citizens to buy a product. And, by the way, if this is constitutional then Republicans should turn around and mandate that all citizens be force to purchase a gun and a Bible. And, there’s a lot more evidence that owning a gun and a Bible is better for society than everyone having to buy health insurance.”




Tawdry details of Obamacare

Last year, we learned that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) had granted 111 waivers to protect a lucky few from the onerous regulations of the new national health care overhaul. That number quickly and quietly climbed to 222, and last week we learned that the number of Obamacare privileged escapes has skyrocketed to 733.

Among the fortunate is a who’s who list of unions, businesses and even several cities and four states (Massachusetts, New Jersey, Ohio and Tennessee) but none of the friends of Barack feature as prominently as the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).

How can you get your own free pass from Obamacare? Maybe you can just donate $27 million to President Obama‘s campaign efforts. That’s what Andy Stern did as president of SEIU in 2008. He has been the most frequent guest at Mr. Obama‘s White House.


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Wild Thing's comment......

I love how she states things. heh heh Coulter said she has gotten a waiver...LOL!

Every citizen of the United States of America should be exempted.

Wouldn't the left just love to have it forced on them to have to buy a Bible and a gun.


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January 26, 2011

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell Moves to Bring Health Care Repeal to Senate ~ Do it Mitch, do it!



FOX News

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday night, just hours before the president's State of the Union address, began the legislative process of forcing the House-passed health care repeal bill to the Senate floor for a vote.

Using a particular Senate rule typically reserved for the leaders, McConnell bypassed committee action and put the bill directly before the members, even without the support of the Majority Leader who, for the most part, controls the legislative calendar. It is a procedure that takes a couple of days to ripen before any vote can occur, though even then it could be a fight.

McConnell's Democratic counterpart, Harry Reid of Nevada, has vowed that no such repeal vote will occur, but the Kentucky Republican has stuck to his guns, telling Fox News' Chris Wallace on Sunday:

"The Democratic leadership in the Senate doesn't want a vote on this bill, but I assure you we will."



Wild Thing's comment.......


Imagine if this does come up for a vote in the Senate. Then the Dem senators having to stand up and vote for spitting in the face of 75% of Americans who want this thing gone.

The Rats are getting backed into a corner on this.



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January 23, 2011

Rep. Paul Ryan Firm On Complete Repealing Obamacare




GOP Rep. Paul Ryan talking to CNN’s John King this week about the absolute necessity of repealing the entire ObamaCare law and replacing it with a “patient-centered” health care system. King kept trying to get Ryan to say he would be willing to work on some specific changes to ObamaCare since the repeal bill can’t be passed in the Senate (according to King) and wouldn’t be signed by Obama. But Ryan stood firm, insisting that it would not make sense to “tinker around edges” of a law Republicans believe is bad to the core and needs to be repealed.


Ryan will give the GOP response to the State of the Union Address




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Wild Thing's comment.......

I think Ryan should begin by saying “I found the birth certificate.” ....Heh Heh

Ryan can say a lot —and pungently— in three minutes. Plus he is young which is good, fit good-looking Irisher. Some or all of those things might cause some that are not awake to wake the heck up....finally.


Here is what needs to be said about Obama's State of the Union Address.




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January 22, 2011

Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) Delivers Weekly GOP Address On Repealing Obamacare 1/22/11




Sen. John Barrasso, a doctor from Wyoming, discusses the Republican promise to repeal and replace President Obama's misguided, unpopular health care law.

BARRASSO:

"As a doctor, I have taken care of families for over a quarter of a century. I know that this law is bad for patients, it's bad for providers, the nurses and the doctors who care for those patients and it's bad for taxpayers.... Your health care decisions should be decided in your doctor's office, not a Washington office. Nothing should come between you and your doctor.... Republicans will fight to repeal this job-destroying law and replace it with patient centered reforms."


He points out, "Earlier this week, the newly elected House of Representatives immediately kept its promise to you, the American people. It did so by voting to repeal the President's health care spending law."


"Now it's the Senate's turn, The President's party has wasted millions of your taxpayer dollars trying to persuade you to support this law. Well, in spite of the mailings and the misleading television ads, they have failed. A recent poll showed that a majority of Americans still want this law repealed"


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Wild Thing's comment........

Keep the pressure on, the left is a hard wall to break through. I believe it can happen, but they can't give an inch to the left. No way.



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January 20, 2011

House Votes to Repeal Health-Care Law (vote was 245-189)



Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN):

Obamacare as we know is the crown jewel of socialism. It is socialized medicine. The American people spoke soundly and clearly at the ballot box in November. And, they said to us Mr. Speaker that in no uncertain terms, “Repeal this bill!” So today this body will cast a vote to repeal Obamacare. And, to those across the United States who think this may be a symbolic act, we have a message for them. This is not symbolic.

This is why we were sent here and we will not stop until we repeal a president and put a president in the position of the White House who will repeal this bill. Until we repeal the current senate. Put in a senate who will listen to the American people and repeal this bill. Because what has been the result Mr. Speaker? It’s been this. It’s been job loss. It’s been increases on costs to the American people… This will break the bank and we won’t let that happen to our country. So make no mistake Mr. Speaker. We are here to stay and our resolve is firm. We will continue this fight until Obamacare is no longer the law of the land and until we can pass a bill that will actually cut the cost of health care.”



House Votes to Repeal Health-Care Law (vote was 245-189)


The Wall Street Journal


The Republican-led House voted Wednesday to repeal the sweeping health overhaul, making good on a GOP election promise .

The vote was 245-189 in favor of repeal, with three Democrats joining all Republicans in the majority.

The three Democrats who voted for repeal were Reps. Dan Boren of Oklahoma, Mike McIntyre of North Carolina and Mike Ross of Arkansas.

Republicans also plan to choke off funding to implement the law, since their control of the House gives them new leverage to control annual appropriations spending.



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Rep. Mike Pence: Republicans Want to Repeal Healthcare 'Lock, Stock and Barrel'

The Hill

House Republicans will vote to repeal the healthcare law "lock, stock and barrel," Rep. Mike Pence said Wednesday.

The remarks by the Indiana Republican, who is thought to be mulling a White House run, shows not all lawmakers shying away from colorful rhetoric in the wake of the Arizona shootings earlier this month. Pence is also a conservative favorite, and the remarks could be seen as a play for the base.


Pence made the comments as the House moved toward a vote Wednesday to repeal the healthcare law.

“Today House Republicans are going to stand with the American people and vote to repeal their government takeover of health care lock, stock and barrel,” said Pence in a one-minute speech on the House floor.


In an interview with The Hill, Pence said he continues to use the phrase because he believes clear communication and consistency are important.

"I think it’s important that we speak plainly, that we speak confidently, and that we speak respectfully," said Pence.


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Wild Thing's comment........

Good job Boehner and all that worked so hard on this to make it happen! A promise kept, and its a good sign.

Love what Michele Bachmann said too.


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Democrat Sheila Jackson Lee Uses Wrong Photo To Make Her Point About Obamacare





From Cavuto, a chat with Sheila Jackson Lee on location at the Capitol. It doesn’t look like the Capitol, but that’s because she has an aide slightly out of view holding up a poster-sized photo of a bedridden elderly woman behind her. Yes, really — they didn’t even set it up on a stand. You can actually see the staffer’s hand enter the left side of the frame at times.

Democrat Sheila Jackson Lee on Cavuto has a staffer behind her during the interview holding a photo of a woman hospitalized but was treated under Medicare, Lee is using the photo to make her case against repealing Obamacare, Cavuto hammers her on it big time...




Wild Thing's comment......


LOL it's hilarious with the background shaking behind her.

If you watch the video, he had a really hard time not laughing in her face.

Remember how she was on her cell phone yakking away as she stood in front a a crowd of people for her Townhall meeting last year. hahahaha

She just keeps messing up.


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January 19, 2011

GOP Rep. Paul Ryan Tears Down the ObamaCare "Fiscal House of Cards"


GOP Rep. Paul Ryan making the opening argument on the House Floor in favor of a bill that would repeal ObamaCare. Ryan argued that ObamaCare will decrease the quality and availability of care to Americans, and will be disastrous for the financial future of the country. He called for repeal of ObamaCare, and replacing it with market-based reforms that will preserve what works, and fix what does not in the U.S. Health Care System.


“Let me just simply say why we are here. We are here because we heard the American People in the last election. We are here because we believe it is really important to do in office what you said you would do. We said we would have a straight up or down vote to repeal this Health Care Law, and that’s precisely what we are doing here today.”




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GOP Rep. Paul Ryan on the House Floor yesterday where he spoke during debate on the bill to repeal ObamaCare. Ryan took time to destroy Democrat arguments that repeal of ObamaCare would increase America’s debt. Ryan called ObamaCare a “fiscal house of cards,” and then proceeded to expose the “smoke and mirrors” used by Democrats to put forward the fantasy that ObamaCare will help America be fiscally solvent.


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Nancy “doesn’t believe” all the polls that show Americans want ObamaCare repealed


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Wild Thing's comment......

Fantastic! Paul Ryan started off the debate at 3pm with a kickass speech... love it!


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Obama and His Administration Warn,Threaten If Their Socialized Medicine Is Stopped





In a move to counter the House Republicans’ planned vote to repeal Barack Obama’s health care law this week, the White House on Tuesday released data showing that half of all Americans under the age of 65 have pre-existing conditions and could be denied coverage if reform is weakened.


Obama Administration Warns, ‘129 Million Americans With a Pre-Existing Condition Could Be Denied Coverage Without New Health Reform Law’


CNSNews

The HHS analysis found that “anywhere from 50 to 129 million (19 to 50 percent) of Americans under age 65 have some type of pre-existing condition. “Examples of what may be considered a pre-existing condition” (emphasis added) include heart disease, cancer, asthma, high blood pressure, and arthritis, HHS said.

According to HHS, older Americans ages 55-64 are at particular risk because 48 to 86 percent of them live with a pre-existing condition.

The news release also noted that up to 30 percent of people under age 65 who are in good health today “are likely to develop a pre-existing condition over the next eight years.”

HHS explained how insurance companies in many states – before the new health care law took effect – “could deny coverage, charge higher premiums, and/or limit benefits based on pre-existing conditions.” It then explains the “number of protections” that already are in place because of the Democrats’ law.

The news release also touts the new Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plan, “which provides private insurance to those locked out of the insurance market because of a pre-existing condition.” The program “has already saved people’s lives,” HHS says, by covering services such as chemotherapy.

In a 21-page “Pledge to America” unveiled in September, Republicans offered a plan to “repeal and replace the government takeover of health care with common-sense solutions" that lower costs and save jobs.

“Health care should be accessible for all, regardless of pre-existing conditions or past illnesses,” says the Republican pledge. “We will expand state high-risk pools, reinsurance programs and reduce the cost of coverage. We will make it illegal for an insurance company to deny coverage to someone with prior coverage on the basis of a pre-existing condition.”

Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) told CNSNews.com in November that he does not back the government mandate forcing insurance companies to cover individuals with pre-existing conditions.

He said the states can set up high-risk pools for people with pre-existing conditions.

Costs will skyrocket, DeMint warned, if the federal government forces insurers to cover people who already are sick – because many people will wait until they’re sick to buy insurance.



Insurers Dismiss Administration Claims on Pre-Existing Conditions Barrier (Obama and Sebelius = LIARS ! )


FOX News

House Republicans and members of the health insurance industry are dismissing as a gross overstatement an Obama administration study -- released as debate gets underway to repeal the health care law -- that says as many as half of all Americans under 65 have a pre-existing condition that could threaten their access to health insurance.

The Department of Health and Human Services study, released Tuesday, concludes that somewhere between 50 million and 129 million non-elderly Americans have a pre-existing condition -- the kind of condition insurance companies can use to deny coverage. The study further found that 15-30 percent of people in good health are likely to develop such a condition within eight years.

"We as a nation can't afford to repeal the health care law," HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said on a conference call Tuesday.

But an America's Health Insurance Plans spokesman said the HHS study creates a disconnect between conditions and coverage.

"It's exaggerating the number of people who are actually impacted by pre-existing conditions,"said AHIP spokesman Robert Zirkelbach. "Most people who are applying are getting policies."


Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, said the suggestion that so many millions would be hurt by the repeal is both wrong and "offensive."


House Speaker John Boehner describes the repeal as an economic imperative.

Some Democrats have indicated a willingness to compromise and rework a few controversial provisions. That may be where the debate leads. Though the House may have the votes to pass the repeal bill, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has vowed to block it in his chamber.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., dared Reid to bring up the bill.

"If Harry Reid is so confident that the repeal vote should die in the Senate then he should bring it up for a vote if he's so confident he's got the votes," House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Virginia Republican, told reporters, laying down a challenge to Mr. Reid, the Nevada Democrat who controls the Senate schedule.



Wild Thing's comment.........

The truth simply is not in these people. Let the scare tactics begin.... 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.........

As Rush stated yesterday, “life is a preexisting condition.”


As I see it Obamacare denies the right to quality of life, Liberty, and the persuit of happiness to all no matter its intent. Road to Hell is paved with such intent.

Get the Federal government the hell out of our lives for other than the Founders original design, and purpose.

I got a pre-existing condition, I’m allergic to obama's BS! And I'm allergic to communists taking my money and giving it to people who hate me.


‎200 economists write in a letter yesterday that ObamaCare needs to be repealed “to promote job growth and help to restore the federal government to fiscal balance.” They note the job-destroying law’s $770 billion tax hikes & $1.5 trillion worth of government spending as key reasons to support the GOP’s move this week to repeal the unconstitutional law.


You can read the letter here and the list of names.


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Six More States Join Florida's Federal Lawsuit Challenging the Constitutionality of Obama's Socialized Medicine



Six states join health care reform challenge

South Florida Business Journal


Six more states are joining Florida’s federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of health care reform.

With the addition of Iowa, Ohio, Kansas, Wyoming, Wisconsin and Maine, 26 states are now challenging the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which was signed into law by President Barack Obama in March.

That same month, then-Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum filed the original federal lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Treasury and the U.S. Department of Labor.

The National Federation of Independent Business joined the legal challenge in May.

“It sends a strong message that more than half of the states consider the health care law unconstitutional and are willing to fight it in court,” said new Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, who is taking up where McCollum left off. “I look forward to continuing to defend Florida's families and businesses against this unconstitutional law and upholding the Constitution.”


The lawsuit challenges not only the law’s requirement that individuals purchase health insurance or face a penalty, but also its substantial and costly Medicaid expansion.




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Wild Thing's comment.........

Great news! Hopefully more shall join as the battle starts in the House.



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January 14, 2011

GOP: Healthcare (Socialized Medicine) Repeal Vote Next Week and NO Name Change Of Bill



GOP: Healthcare repeal vote next week


Republicans agreed with the White House today that it’s time to get back to work. GOP leaders announced that the vote to repeal Obamacare will be held next week.


Beltway Confidential


The U.S. House of Representatives will vote next week on a bill that would repeal the healthcare reform law, the majority leader’s office said Thursday.

The original vote was scheduled for Wednesday but was postponed after the shooting tragedy in Tucson, in which six people died and 13 people, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., were injured.

“As the White House noted, it is important for Congress to get back to work, and to that end we will resume thoughtful consideration of the healthcare bill next week,” Laena Fallon, spokeswoman for Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., told The Hill. “It is our expectation that the debate will continue to focus on those substantive policy differences surrounding the new law.”


Republicans say they have no plans to change the name of the bill, "Repealing the Job Killing Health Care Reform Act," despite Democratic criticism that it should not include the word "killing."




Wild Thing's comment.........

Good one Republicans....and stay strong!!!!


"As the White House noted, it is important for Congress to get back to work..."


A big heh heh for saying it this way...........BEAUTIFUL.

I heard some dimwit Dem claim on Fox Radio News that it was too soon for congress to engage in such a devisive issue.

I mean sheesh, they are going to use what happened in AZ as lon g as they can for any and everything that do not want to happen.

And to say it is too soon? The heck with that. The DEMOCRATS crammed the bill through in the dead of night, behind closed doors with crooked deals cut on Christmas Eve.

The democrats wanting to change the name good grief! Thank God the Republicans said no way on this too.



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January 08, 2011

House Takes First Step Toward Health Care (socialized medicine) Repeal In 236-181 Vote






Cantor: Despite claims of reducing deficits and saving taxpayer dollars, the new law is riddled with budget gimmicks that double count savings, offset 6 years of benefits with 10 years of tax increases and rely on cuts to Medicare and tax increases to fund the new entitlement.

On the debt: "Our surging debt burden hangs over the economy like a dark cloud waiting to unleash a storm of inflation, higher taxes and higher borrowing costs upon businesses and families"


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House takes first step toward health care repeal

The language:

“Providing for consideration of H.R. 2, to repeal the job-killing health care law and health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010; and providing for consideration of H.Res. 9, instructing certain committees to report legislation replacing the job-killing health care law”


The Washington Times


Confronting President Obama, the new Republican-led House took a first step Friday toward a symbolic vote to repeal his landmark health care overhaul law, which would provide coverage to more than 30 million Americans without health insurance.

But the 236-181 largely party-line vote is unlikely to amount to more than a political message, since Democrats who still run the Senate have promised to block efforts to scrap the law and Obama has veto power.


Both sides are preparing for a standoff. They will probably take the big issues in the health care debate back to the voters in 2012, when Obama is expected to run for re-election and the House and Senate are up for grabs again.


The House action set the rules for a debate next week that will culminate in a simple for-or-against vote on repeal, scheduled for Wednesday.

"Today we are taking the first step in fulfilling a key promise to the American people," said Rep. David Dreier, a Republican who led his party's side in the debate. "We are setting in motion a process to repeal President Obama's job-killing health care bill and replace it with real solutions."




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Wild Thing's comment........

Yes, yess, yesss....... another good start.

In 2010, the Democrats passed ObamaCare by a 7 vote margin. In 2011, the Republicans passed the bill to repeal ObamaCare with a 55 vote margin.


Here are the ROLL Call votes.


Notice how the MSM article is describing the repeal vote as “party line.” But when the Democrats controlled the House, there was no such reference.


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BREAKING : CBO Says Repealing ObamaCare (socialized medicine) Would Reduce Net Spending by $540 Billion




BREAKING : CBO Says Repealing ObamaCare Would Reduce Net Spending by $540 Billion


American Spectator


The Congressional Budget Office, in an email to Capitol Hill staffers obtained by the Spectator, has said that repealing the national health care law would reduce net spending by $540 billion in the ten year period from 2012 through 2021. That number represents the cost of the new provisions, minus Medicare cuts.

Repealing the bill would also eliminate $770 billion in taxes. It's the tax hikes in the health care law (along with the Medicare cuts) which accounts for the $230 billion in deficit reduction.

Full email, from Edward "Sandy" Davis, CBO's Associate Director for Legislative Affairs, below.


To interested Hill staff:

CBO and the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) have not yet developed a detailed estimate of the budgetary impact of H.R. 2, the Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act, which would repeal the major health care legislation enacted in March 2010. Yesterday, we released a preliminary analysis of that legislation indicating that, over the 2012-2021 period, the effect of enacting H.R. 2 on the federal budget as a result of changes in direct spending and revenues is likely to be an increase in deficits in the vicinity of $230 billion, plus or minus the effects of forthcoming technical and economic changes to CBO’s and JCT’s projections for that period.

We have been asked to provide the revenue and direct spending components of that total. Extrapolating the estimated budgetary effects of the original health care legislation and accounting for the effects of subsequent legislation, CBO anticipates that enacting H.R. 2 would probably yield, for the 2012-2021 period, a reduction in revenues in the neighborhood of $770 billion and a reduction in outlays in the vicinity of $540 billion, plus or minus the effects of forthcoming technical and economic changes to CBO’s and JCT’s projections.

CBO will post a Director’s blog with this information on the CBO website shortly. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Sandy

Edward "Sandy" Davis
Associate Director for Legislative Affairs
Congressional Budget Office


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Wild Thing's comment.........

Booom!

Of course we’ll see this news on ABC, CBS, NBC and CNN in about........( tick tock tick tock ) ......?

Hello?

hmmmmm, Now will we hear all the Socialists who insisted the CBO was non partisan to now say the CBO is partisan.

We can also look at Romneycare in Massachusetts. It’s driving the state bankrupt.

Obamacare a ticking time bomb that will explode in our faces and bankrupt the nation while at the same time destroying the best health care in the world.


Kill “Obamacare” !


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January 06, 2011

Obama Gets Caught Adding Death Panels Then Changes His Mind And Maybe Won't Use Them



U.S. Alters Rule on Paying for End-of-Life Planning


New York Times


The Obama administration, reversing course, will revise a Medicare regulation to delete references to end-of-life planning as part of the annual physical examinations covered under the new health care law, administration officials said Tuesday.


The move is an abrupt shift, coming just days after the new policy took effect on Jan. 1.


Many doctors and providers of hospice care had praised the regulation, which listed “advance care planning” as one of the services that could be offered in the “annual wellness visit” for Medicare beneficiaries.

While administration officials cited procedural reasons for changing the rule, it was clear that political concerns were also a factor. The renewed debate over advance care planning threatened to become a distraction to administration officials who were gearing up to defend the health law against attack by the new Republican majority in the House.


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Wild Thing's comment........

Good! This was that awful addition in secret using emails and we all found out about it.


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January 05, 2011

Pelosi: If All Americans Loved Their Healthcare, We'd Still Take It Over; Repealing Is "Very Serious Violence"




Pelosi: If All Americans Loved H'care, We'd Still Take It Over; Repealing Is "Very Serious Violence"




Wild Thing's comment........

Good grief she really is nuts. Nancy is still ticked about losing her airplane.

“they still would have passed Obamacare because they cannot sustain the system.”

Who’s they? Strange detachment from the person most responsible for the worst bill ever passed by a legislative trick. She just told us that Obamacare real goal was to take over healthcare system because they are greedy, blood thirsty parasites.

This video should be on Fox. These needs to go widespread.

Control, ability to create dependence on the government for your very health and life, ability of government to have easy, consolidated access to all of your info (financial, health, political leanings) in one place. It had nothing to do with improving health care, making it more affordable, covering more people, etc.


Wasn’t there a speaker of the house once named Nancy Pelosi??????????? heh heh


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Boehner Fires Back at Dem Senators and Their Threats About The Repeal



The Hill

Incoming House Speaker John Boehner’s office (R-Ohio) pointedly vowed on Tuesday to push ahead with legislation repealing healthcare reform.

Boehner’s office responded to a letter sent by the Senate’s top five Democrats, vowing to block a House bill repealing health reform, with a terse, 65-word note.


Boehner’s office wrote:


Senators Reid, Durbin, Schumer, Murray and Stabenow:

Thank you for reminding us — and the American people — of the backroom deal that you struck behind closed doors with ‘Big Pharma,’ resulting in bigger profits for the drug companies, and higher prescription drug costs for 33 million seniors enrolled in Medicare Part D, at a cost to the taxpayers of $42.6 billion.

The House is going to pass legislation to repeal that now. You’re welcome.

— Speaker-Designate John Boehner’s Press Office


The note comes in response to a letter released on Monday by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) office, in which the Democrats promise to block a bill repealing benefits within the healthcare law.


Boehner's response is a sign that the incoming GOP House has little interest in backing off their promise to repeal (or at least chip away) at the healthcare bill.

It's also indicative of what could be a series of battles between the Republican-held House and the Democratic-controlled Senate over the next two years.




Wild Thing's comment........

Stick to your guns Boehner, you have the people behind you and never forget we are watching.



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UFC Champ Jacob Volkmann Wants To Fight Obama




UFC Champ Jacob Volkmann Wants To Fight Obama


UFC Champ Jacob Volkmann told reporters for his next fight he’d like to take on “that idiot” Obama.
Volkmann is a chiropractor and small business owner.

“I just don’t like what Barack is doing. The health situation is not good but he’s making it worse.”


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Wild Thing's comment........

heh heh good for this guy, even if he said he is not a Palin fan.

LOL The interviewer’s response was also very entertaining to watch, “Are you a Sarah Palin fan? Please tell me no.” Like you might expect to hear when a gun is stuck in someone’s face. “Is that gun loaded?. Please tell me no.” They really are scared.


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January 04, 2011

The Repeal Bill Has Been Posted By Cantor and The Democrats Threaten!





Note: He’s posted the bill last night so they can have the first procedural vote on Friday, this fulfills their pledge to post all bills for 72 hours before holding a vote.

HERE is ithe PDF

112TH CONGRESS
1ST SESSION

H. R. __

To repeal the job-killing health care law and health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Mr. CANTOR (for himself and [see ATTACHED LIST of cosponsors]) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on
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A BILL
To repeal the job-killing health care law and health carerelated provisions in the Health Care and Education
Reconciliation Act of 2010.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ‘‘Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act’’.

SEC. 2. REPEAL OF THE JOB-KILLING HEALTH CARE LAWAND HEALTH CARE-RELATED PROVISIONS IN
THE HEALTH CARE AND EDUCATION RECONCILIATION ACT OF 2010.
(a) JOB-KILLING HEALTH CARE LAW.—Effective as of the enactment of Public Law 111–148, such Act is re7
pealed, and the provisions of law amended or repealed by such Act are restored or revived as if such Act had not been enacted.

(b) HEALTH CARE-RELATED PROVISIONS IN THE HEALTH CARE AND EDUCATION RECONCILIATION ACT OF 2010.—Effective as of the enactment of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (Public Law 111–152), title I and subtitle B of title II of such Act are repealed, and the provisions of law amended or repealed by such title or subtitle, respectively, are restored or revived as if such title and subtitle had not been enacted.


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Senate Dems warn Boehner: Don't bother with healthcare repeal


The Hill


The 112th Congress doesn't begin until Wednesday, but Senate Democrats are already vowing to block any attempts by the new GOP-led House to repeal the healthcare reform law.

The Senate's top Democrats, led by Majority Leader Harry Reid (Nev.), wrote incoming House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Monday warning the new GOP House against advancing legislation that would undo the sweeping healthcare overhaul.

"The incoming House Republican majority that you lead has made the repeal of the federal health care law one of its chief goals. We urge you to consider the unintended consequences that the law’s repeal would have on a number of popular consumer protections that help middle class Americans," the Democrats said.


Democrats said repeal would threaten the consumer protections included in the healthcare package, including the provision that eliminates the so-called "doughnut hole" in seniors' Medicare drug coverage.

"If House Republicans move forward with a repeal of the healthcare law that threatens consumer benefits like the 'donut hole' fix, we will block it in the Senate. This proposal deserves a chance to work. It is too important to be treated as collateral damage in a partisan mission to repeal health care," wrote Reid, Dick Durbin, Charles Schumer, Patty Murray, Debbie Stabenow.




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Wild Thing's comment........


Socialized medicine (ObamaCare) has to be completely wiped out as though it never existed.

Some government the left brings......


Obama has threatened all citizen over and over on all different subjects

Senate Dems warn ( threaten)


Please come up to me in person and say your freaking threats and let me have the opportunity to tell you leties what I think about your threats. I have had it with the threats from the left from Obama down!!!!!!!!!!!!!




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December 26, 2010

Obama Returns to End-of-Life Plan That Caused Stir



Obama Returns to End-of-Life Plan That Caused Stir

New York Times

December 25, 2010


When a proposal to encourage end-of-life planning touched off a political storm over “death panels,” Democrats dropped it from legislation to overhaul the health care system. But the Obama administration will achieve the same goal by regulation, starting Jan. 1.


Under the new policy, outlined in a Medicare regulation, the government will pay doctors who advise patients on options for end-of-life care, which may include advance directives to forgo aggressive life-sustaining treatment.

Congressional supporters of the new policy, though pleased, have kept quiet. They fear provoking another furor like the one in 2009 when Republicans seized on the idea of end-of-life counseling to argue that the Democrats’ bill would allow the government to cut off care for the critically ill.

The final version of the health care legislation, signed into law by President Obama in March, authorized Medicare coverage of yearly physical examinations, or wellness visits. The new rule says Medicare will cover “voluntary advance care planning,” to discuss end-of-life treatment, as part of the annual visit.


Under the rule, doctors can provide information to patients on how to prepare an “advance directive,” stating how aggressively they wish to be treated if they are so sick that they cannot make health care decisions for themselves.

While the new law does not mention advance care planning, the Obama administration has been able to achieve its policy goal through the regulation-writing process, a strategy that could become more prevalent in the next two years as the president deals with a strengthened Republican opposition in Congress.

In this case, the administration said research had shown the value of end-of-life planning.


“Advance care planning improves end-of-life care and patient and family satisfaction and reduces stress, anxiety and depression in surviving relatives,” the administration said in the preamble to the Medicare regulation, quoting research published this year in the British Medical Journal.

The administration also cited research by Dr. Stacy M. Fischer, an assistant professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, who found that “end-of-life discussions between doctor and patient help ensure that one gets the care one wants.” In this sense, Dr. Fischer said, such consultations “protect patient autonomy.”

Opponents said the Obama administration was bringing back a procedure that could be used to justify the premature withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment from people with severe illnesses and disabilities.


Section 1233 of the bill passed by the House in November 2009 — but not included in the final legislation — allowed Medicare to pay for consultations about advance care planning every five years. In contrast, the new rule allows annual discussions as part of the wellness visit.


Elizabeth D. Wickham, executive director of LifeTree, which describes itself as “a pro-life Christian educational ministry,” said she was concerned that end-of-life counseling would encourage patients to forgo or curtail care, thus hastening death.

“The infamous Section 1233 is still alive and kicking,” Ms. Wickham said. “Patients will lose the ability to control treatments at the end of life.”


Several Democratic members of Congress, led by Representative Earl Blumenauer of Oregon and Senator John D. Rockefeller IV of West Virginia, had urged the administration to cover end-of-life planning as a service offered under the Medicare wellness benefit. A national organization of hospice care providers made the same recommendation.

Mr. Blumenauer, the author of the original end-of-life proposal, praised the rule as “a step in the right direction.”


“It will give people more control over the care they receive,” Mr. Blumenauer said in an interview. “It means that doctors and patients can have these conversations in the normal course of business, as part of our health care routine, not as something put off until we are forced to do it.”


After learning of the administration’s decision, Mr. Blumenauer’s office celebrated “a quiet victory,” but urged supporters not to crow about it.


“While we are very happy with the result, we won’t be shouting it from the rooftops because we aren’t out of the woods yet,” Mr. Blumenauer’s office said in an e-mail in early November to people working with him on the issue. “This regulation could be modified or reversed, especially if Republican leaders try to use this small provision to perpetuate the ‘death panel’ myth.”


This part below is page two of the article I speak about in my comment below..... this is where they tell about how they kept it quiet. ~ Wild Thing


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Moreover, the e-mail said: “We would ask that you not broadcast this accomplishment out to any of your lists, even if they are ‘supporters’ — e-mails can too easily be forwarded.”


The e-mail continued: “Thus far, it seems that no press or blogs have discovered it, but we will be keeping a close watch and may be calling on you if we need a rapid, targeted response. The longer this goes unnoticed, the better our chances of keeping it.”


In the interview, Mr. Blumenauer said, “Lies can go viral if people use them for political purposes.”

The proposal for Medicare coverage of advance care planning was omitted from the final health care bill because of the uproar over unsubstantiated claims that it would encourage euthanasia.


Sarah Palin, the 2008 Republican vice-presidential candidate, and Representative John A. Boehner of Ohio, the House Republican leader, led the criticism in the summer of 2009. Ms. Palin said “Obama’s death panel” would decide who was worthy of health care. Mr. Boehner, who is in line to become speaker, said, “This provision may start us down a treacherous path toward government-encouraged euthanasia.” Forced onto the defensive, Mr. Obama said that nothing in the bill would “pull the plug on grandma.”


A recent poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation suggests that the idea of death panels persists. In the September poll, 30 percent of Americans 65 and older said the new health care law allowed a government panel to make decisions about end-of-life care for people on Medicare. The law has no such provision.

The new policy is included in a huge Medicare regulation setting payment rates for thousands of services including arthroscopy, mastectomy and X-rays.

The rule was issued by Dr. Donald M. Berwick, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and a longtime advocate for better end-of-life care.


“Using unwanted procedures in terminal illness is a form of assault,” Dr. Berwick has said. “In economic terms, it is waste. Several techniques, including advance directives and involvement of patients and families in decision-making, have been shown to reduce inappropriate care at the end of life, leading to both lower cost and more humane care.”

Ellen B. Griffith, a spokeswoman for the Medicare agency, said, “The final health care reform law has no provision for voluntary advance care planning.” But Ms. Griffith added, under the new rule, such planning “may be included as an element in both the first and subsequent annual wellness visits, providing an opportunity to periodically review and update the beneficiary’s wishes and preferences for his or her medical care.”


Mr. Blumenauer and Mr. Rockefeller said that advance directives would help doctors and nurses provide care in keeping with patients’ wishes.

“Early advance care planning is important because a person’s ability to make decisions may diminish over time, and he or she may suddenly lose the capability to participate in health care decisions,” the lawmakers said in a letter to Dr. Berwick in August.

In a recent study of 3,700 people near the end of life, Dr. Maria J. Silveira of the University of Michigan found that many had “treatable, life-threatening conditions” but lacked decision-making capacity in their final days. With the new Medicare coverage, doctors can learn a patient’s wishes before a crisis occurs.

For example, Dr. Silveira said, she might ask a person with heart disease, “If you have another heart attack and your heart stops beating, would you want us to try to restart it?” A patient dying of emphysema might be asked, “Do you want to go on a breathing machine for the rest of your life?” And, she said, a patient with incurable cancer might be asked, “When the time comes, do you want us to use technology to try and delay your death?”




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Wild Thing's comment.......

They just can't let it go. Maybe they'd like to indulge in a bit of it themselves and we'll be the judge of whether or not it works ~ ON THEM!

Bwahahahahahaha! Stupid Democrat thugs. We know who they are.

Cost containment eventually will require the enforcement of some end of life protocol. This is step one.

Republicans who think this jackass is someone who will "move to the center" or act in "good faith" after this last November election are dead wrong. Obama's ideas and agenda needs to be crushed....and NO COMPROMISE.

Congressional supporters of the new policy, though pleased, have kept quiet. They fear provoking another furor like the one in 2009 when Republicans seized on the idea of end-of-life counseling to argue that the Democrats’ bill would allow the government to cut off care for the critically ill.


In other words, don't let people know what you're really doing.

Because, if they found out, they'd be ticked off.

Liberalism in action


People need to read this entire article. Almost the entire second page is devoted to the efforts to keep this quiet so they get no resistance. If you know of others interested in the article please forward to them too.


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December 15, 2010

A Possible 74% of Doctors To “Retire, Go Part-time, or Quit” If ObamaCare (socialized medicine) Goes Into Effect







Fox News’ Megyn Kelly talking with Dr. Marc Siegel about a new survey of 2400 doctors that shows 74% of them will either “retire, go to part-time, or quit” their practice altogether if ObamaCare goes into effect.



Wild Thing's comment........

A catastrophe which may cause more deaths than all other wars and terrorist attacks combined.

Death and torture are far too good for Obama and his worthless goons.


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December 14, 2010

VA Judge Declares Individual Mandate In ObamaCare UNCONSTITUTIONAL



Virginia Attorney General Kenneth Cuccinelli told Greta Van Susteren that today’s ruling finding the individual mandate unconstitutional eliminates the funding mechanism for Obamacare.


Greta: Is there any way that this statute gets funded if the mandate is unconstitutional?

AG Cuccinelli: No it doesn’t. And that’s why the federal government in their briefs conceded that if the individual mandate is unconstitutional all the insurance elements need to go with it because it is the funding mechanism… Now the funding mechanism, the center pole of the tent is gone. So they have no way to finance this. So the federal government is really going to have to go back to the drawing board and hopefully we’ll get a more comprehensive review by the new Congress and get some real health care reform that will put consumers in control and not add more and more and more power to government.




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U.S. District Court Judge Henry E. Hudson struck down on Monday a key facet of the federal health-care reform law. (Jay Paul For The Washington Post)


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Judge torpedoes Obamacare, warns of 'unbridled fed police'

Lawsuit decision called 'decisive and significant victory for America'


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A federal judge today ruled that Obamacare's individual mandate, the core of the president's plan nationalizing health-care decision-making for all, is unconstitutional.

And the implications are even worse than just the dispute over health care and its costs, according to the ruling from U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson.

"A thorough survey of pertinent constitutional case law has yielded no reported decisions from any federal appellate courts extending the Commerce Clause or General Welfare Clause to encompass regulation of a person's decision not to purchase a product, notwithstanding its effect on interstate commerce or role in a global regulatory scheme," the judge said.


And he warned, "The unchecked expansion of congressional power to the limits suggested by the Minimum Essential Coverage Provision would invite unbridled exercise of federal police powers."

The controversial plan was adopted by Congress, whose members admitted they did not read the thousands of pages of new requirements, limits and restrictions before their vote, earlier this year and signed almost immediately by Obama, who had made it a central issue of his administration.

While two other federal judges have rejected other challenges to the law, lawyers for the state of Virginia, which brought the challenge to the federal law, argued Washington could not demand that someone buy a service or pay a penalty for not doing so.

The judge's ruling said the dispute was not about regulating insurance – or even a universal health insurance.

"It's about an individual's right to choose to participate," the judge said.


Jay Sekulow, chief counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice, said:


"This decision guts Obamacare and represents a decisive and significant victory for America against the largest power-grab by the federal government in U.S. history. The court correctly concluded that forcing someone to buy health insurance is not economic activity and that Congress does not have that authority under the Commerce Clause. We're already working on an amicus brief on behalf of members of Congress in support of the Commonwealth of Virginia as this case proceeds through the appeals process," he said.

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In a huge development, a federal judge has ruled that one of the major components of ObamaCare – the mandate that everyone must buy health insurance – is unconstitutional:


Washington Post


A federal judge in Virginia ruled Monday that it is unconstitutional for the government to compel Americans to buy health insurance, marking the first time a court has struck down any facet of the massive new law to overhaul the nation's health-care system.

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The cases are among two dozen in federal courts across the country that challenge many aspects of the law. The final word is widely expected to come from the U.S. Supreme Court.


In his 42-page opinion, Hudson concluded that requiring most people to get insurance or pay a fine - as the law mandates starting in 2014 - is an unprecedented expansion of federal power and cannot be justified under Congress's authority to regulate interstate commerce.


The ruling elated Virginia's Republican governor and Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II (R), who brought the case, and GOP leaders on Capitol Hill, who are vowing to try to take apart all or pieces of the law. "I am gratified we prevailed," Cuccinelli said in a statement. "This won't be the final round . . . but today is a critical milestone in the protection of the Constitution."


White House officials played down the ruling's impact. They hinted that they will appeal to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals but did not indicate how quickly they might act. Meanwhile, Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell has begun trying to enlist fellow governors to press the Justice Department to skip over the customary step of bringing the case before federal circuit judges - and take it directly to the nation's highest court.

"Republicans have made a pledge to repeal this job-killing health-care law, and that's what we're going to do," said Rep. John A. Boehner (Ohio), the incoming House speaker. "The individual mandate . . . puts the federal government in the business of forcing you to buy health insurance and taxing you if you don't. This is unwise, unaffordable and as we have argued all along, unconstitutional."




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From Mark Levin:


"Today Judge Hudson ruled against the Obama Administration on three essential points involving Obamacare: 1. Individuals who do not actively participate in commerce -- that is, who do not voluntarily purchase health insurance -- cannot be said to be participating in commerce under the United State Constitution's Commerce Clause, and there is no Supreme Court precedent providing otherwise; 2. The Necessary and Proper Clause of the Constitution cannot be used as a backdoor means to enforce a statute that is not otherwise constitutional under Congress's enumerated powers; and 3. There is a difference between a tax and a penalty, there is much Supreme Court precedent in this regard, and the penalty provision in Obamacare is not a tax but a penalty and, therefore, is unconstitutional for it is applied to individuals who choose not to purchase health care.

"Judge Hudson's ruling against the Obama Administration and for the Commonwealth of Virginia gives hope that the rule of law and the Constitution itself still have meaning. Landmark Legal Foundation has filed several amicus briefs in this case, at the request of the Commonwealth, and will continue to provide support in the likely event the Commonwealth is required to defend this decision in the Fourth Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court. Landmark would also like to congratulate Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and the excellent lawyers in his office for their superb legal skills.

"It is a great day for the rule of law and the citizenry. Judge Hudson's ruling is ironclad, and General Cuccinelli deserves an enormous amount of credit for taking on this matter. We look forward to continuing to work with him."


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Wild Thing's comment........

Awesome! Hurrah! A judge upholding the rule of law!

Lets hope our luck holds out in the Supreme Court.


God Bless Virginia Attorney General Kenneth Cuccinelli and U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson. This is a memorable day in our Revolution. Keep fighting!

Thank you God!



....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67



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December 10, 2010

Grandma Got Run Over By Obama - Health Care Parody







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Wild Thing's comment........

Good one, wish I had the nerve to send this to Obama. heh heh





....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.


Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67



Posted by Wild Thing at 02:47 AM

December 05, 2010

Republican Gov.-elect Nikki Haley Speaks Out Beautifully To Obama: “The people of South Carolina want their money back”




“The people of South Carolina want their money back.”


Republican Gov.-elect Nikki Haley said President Barack Obama agreed Thursday to consider letting South Carolina opt out of this year's federal health care overhaul if the state comes up with its own solutions to meet some of the important conditions of the national legislation.


Haley was among a group of newly elected governors -- most of them Republicans -- who met with the Democratic president at the Blair House, the guest house across Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House.

Haley says she told Obama that South Carolina could not afford the health care mandate, and that it would cripple small businesses.

"I respectfully asked him to consider repealing the bill," she said, to which he clearly stated he would not. "I pushed him further and said if that's the case, because of states' rights, would you at least consider South Carolina opting out of the program?"


Obama told her he would consider letting South Carolina opt out, she said, if the state could find its own solution that included a state exchange, preventing companies from bumping people for preexisting conditions and allowing insurance pooling.

"I think it's something we go back to South Carolina and start crunching," she said. "This is not about expecting what's given. This is about saying we're going to fight this every step of the way and use every option possible."


Haley said she also asked the president if he would honor the federal government's commitment on developing a nuclear waste repository. When he said he would not revisit opening Nevada's Yucca Mountain, "I said, 'Then give us our money back.' "


The site 90 miles northwest of Las Vegas was proposed to house more than 4,000 metric tons of high-level nuclear waste from South Carolina's Savannah River Site. The state and Washington have sued over Obama's attempt to kill plans for the storage site after decades of study.

"SRS has done a good job, but that was a temporary solution. It was never meant to be a permanent solution," Haley said she told him. "The federal government has reneged on its promise, and the people of South Carolina want their money back."

South Carolina's power plants and its customers have contributed more than $1 billion over nearly 30 years to a permanent repository.

She says Obama pledged that he would have Energy secretary Steven Chu call her promptly.

"I will wait for that phone call, and if I don't get it, I will be calling, but I feel he was being genuine," she said.



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Wild Thing's comment.......

I like how she held Obama's feet to the fire. I think she also knows there is a biig chance she will not be getting that phone call.


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November 27, 2010

Obama and His Administration Bracing for Court Setbacks to Health Law





Administration Is Bracing for Court Setbacks to Health Law

As the Obama administration presses ahead with the health care law, officials are bracing for the possibility that a federal judge in Virginia will soon reject its central provision as unconstitutional and, in the worst case for the White House, halt its enforcement until higher courts can rule.

The judge, Henry E. Hudson of Federal District Court in Richmond, has promised to rule by the end of the year on the constitutionality of the law’s requirement that most Americans obtain insurance, which does not take effect until 2014.

Although administration officials remain confident that it is constitutionally valid to compel people to obtain health insurance, they also acknowledge that Judge Hudson’s preliminary opinions and comments could presage the first ruling against the law.

“He’s asked a number of questions that express skepticism,” said one administration official who is examining whether a ruling against part of the law would raise questions about whether other provisions would automatically collapse. “We have been trying to think through that set of questions,” said the official, who insisted on anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the case freely.

While many newly empowered Republican lawmakers have vowed to repeal the health care law in Congress, a more immediate threat may rest in the federal courts in cases brought by Republican officials in dozens of states. Not only would an adverse ruling confuse Americans and attack the law’s underpinnings, it could frustrate the steps hospitals, insurers and government agencies are taking to carry out the law.

“Any ruling against the act creates another P.R. problem for the Democrats, who need to resell the law to insured Americans,” said Jonathan Oberlander, a University of North Carolina political scientist, who wrote [...] that such a ruling “could add to health care reform’s legitimacy problem.”


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Wild Thing's comment.......

The Constitution Strikes Back, but the battle is not won yet.

So these morons fear the court, but couldn’t care less what the electorate thinks. We responded this last November vote and we will again.

Get rid of it!!!!!


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November 14, 2010

Obama White House Hands Out 111 Obamacare Waivers- Hides It on Website




The Obama Administration recently handed out 111 Obamacare waivers to US companies… And, they're hiding this from the American public. It takes 6 clicks to find out this information on the government's health care website.

Unfortunately, if you're a small business or you don't have the right connections you can't get a waiver for your company.

That's the new reality under the Obama-Pelosi regime.

FOX News contributor Tracy Byrnes said it best:

“The bottom line here is that they gave out waivers is an admission of guilt. Basically they’re saying, “You’re right. We screwed up.” That’s the bottom line here. They did not create a law that benefits all of us.”




Wild Thing's comment........

They know what they are doing, that are not wanting to make things better for America. I agree it is an admission of guilt but only by the deed not because of any remorse.


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November 10, 2010

Florida Attorney General-elect Pam Bondi :Majority of States Will Join Suit Against Obamacare





Florida Attorney General-elect Pam Bondi told Greta that a majority of states are now joining the suit against Obamacare. At least 26 states will sign on to the suit challenging the constitutionality of Obamacare. 28 states may join the suit. Only 43 states elect an attorney general.




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Wild Thing's comment.......


Good and it will grow too. Florida Attorney General-elect Pam Bondi is a conservative and the Tea Party movement backed her. She will keep fighting against obamacare. I was worried a little during the election that we would get people that would stop this fighting back and getting rid of obamacare. But for Florida it worked out so well.

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November 05, 2010

John Boehner: 'We Are Going to Repeal Obamacare'





Rep. John Boehner – likely to be the next Speaker of the House – talking with Fox News’ Bret Baier today, where he said very directly, “We are going to repeal ObamaCare.”

Boehner said Republicans are likely to have a “whale of a fight” with Obama over the issues of taxes and spending. He refused to give any indication Republicans would compromise on extending the Bush Tax Cuts to ALL Americans. “We don’t want to raise taxes on any American.”

Once Republicans take control of the House in January, Boehner said you can look for them to “follow the will of the American people” and “go on offense” to make that happen.


“This Health Care Bill will ruin the best Health Care System in the world, and bankrupt our country. We are going to repeal ObamaCare and replace it with common sense reforms that will bring down the cost of Health Insurance. . . . . We are going to do everything we can to stop this bill from being implemented, and to make sure it never happens. Frankly, if we are successful, this will become the number one issue in the Presidential Election of 2012.”


"I believe that the healthcare bill that was enacted by the current Congress will kill jobs in America, ruin the best healthcare system in the world, and bankrupt our country," Boehner, an Ohio Republican, told a news conference. "That means we have to do everything we can to try to repeal this bill and replace it with common sense reforms to bring down the cost of health care.


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Wild Thing's comment........


I love hearing talk like this......thank you John Boehner. I think we will be hearing a lot of strong talk now from many of the Republicans. They know we are dead on serious and a take no prisoner inner strength to take our country back so they have to be strong with us or get out of the way and that will be done with votes and they know it.


Also I don't care how they do it, either repeal it, not fund it, whatever it takes. But I want obamacare DEAD, finished and thrown in the garbage.





....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.


Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67



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November 04, 2010

Obama Says He Won’t Allow Republicans to Repeal Obamacare



Obama Says He Won’t Allow Republicans to Repeal Obamacare



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Wild Thing's comment........

Oh really Obama??? Well nearly 60% of voters want the law repealed. What a total jerk!!!!



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October 31, 2010

Dhimmitude and Obama's Socialized Medicine




That's Ann Barnhardt, she did the research on this and wrote the article below. Thank you Mark for sending this to me. ~ Wild Thing

This is Ann's blog

http://barnhardt.biz/index.cfm



Here is the wording from the Bill (emphasis added):

"(5) EXEMPTIONS FROM INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY REQUIREMENTS.—In the case of an individual who is seeking an exemption certificate under section 1311(d)(4)(H) from any requirement or penalty imposed by section 5000A, the following information: 24 (A) In the case of an individual seeking exemption based on the individual’s status as a member of an exempt religious sect or division, as a member of a health care sharing ministry, as an Indian, or as an individual eligible for a hardship exemption, such information as the Secretary shall prescribe."

According to a post on American Thinker to which Ann Barnhardt refers . So far, the religious exclusions are Amish, Christian Scientist, Seventh Day Adventist and muslim.

WORD OF THE DAY: DHIMMITUDE


Dhimmitude -(what does it mean) Obama used it in the health care bill...

Dhimmitude- It's on page 107 of the healthcare bill.

Dhimmitude is the Muslim system of controlling non-muslim populations conquered through jihad. 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.


The ObamaCare bill is the establishment of Dhimmitude and 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, Ann Barnhardt, a Christian, will have crippling IRS liens placed against all of my assets, including real estate, cattle, and even accounts receivables, 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 needs paid for by the de facto government insurance. Non-muslims will be paying a tax to subsidize muslims. Period. This is Dhimmitude.

Dhimmitude serves two purposes: it enriches the muslim masters AND serves to drive conversions to islam. In this case, the incentive to convert to islam will be taken up by those in the inner-cities as well as the godless Generation X, Y and Z types who have no moral anchor. If you don't believe in Christ to begin with, it is no problem whatsoever to sell Him for 30 pieces of silver. "Sure, I'll be a muslim if it means free health insurance and no taxes. Where do I sign, bro?"


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Wild Thing's comment........

Muslims get a pass on the First Amendment to the US Constitution - "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof"


Also there is one other thing we have also read about before that important to know too. The federal version of health care is unconstitutional since Article 1 Section 8 does not specifically grant Congress the power to regulate health care. The people are not bound by an unconstitutional act.

This whole obamacare needs to be stopped, not changed, not rewritten, but thrown out completey.





....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67



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October 15, 2010

Judge Lets States' Healthcare Suit Go Forward





Judge lets states' healthcare suit go forward

U.S. states can proceed with a lawsuit seeking to overturn President Barack Obama's landmark healthcare reform law, a Florida judge ruled Thursday.


U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson had said at a hearing last month that he would block efforts by the Justice Department to dismiss the lawsuit, led by Florida and 19 other states.

"In this order, I have not attempted to determine whether the line between constitutional and extraconstitutional government has been crossed," Vinson, of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida, wrote in his ruling.


"I am only saying that ... the plaintiffs have at least stated a plausible claim that the line has been crossed," Vinson said.


Opponents of Obama's overhaul of the $2.5 trillion U.S. healthcare system have said it violates the Constitution by imposing what they consider unlawful taxes and requiring citizens to obtain healthcare coverage, among other issues.

The suit was originally filed in March by mostly Republican state attorneys general.

The ruling allowing the case to proceed was a setback for Obama, who has made healthcare reform a cornerstone of his agenda and who is struggling to fight off a strong Republican challenge in November 2 mid-term Congressional elections.

Vinson dismissed four of six claims the states brought against the healthcare law but said he saw grounds to proceed on two counts, including one relating to the way critics say it would force huge new spending by state governments.

On the issue of the so-called "individual mandate," the law's provision that all Americans obtain healthcare insurance, Vinson said the plaintiffs had "most definitely stated a plausible claim" for their objections.


"The power that the individual mandate seeks to harness is simply without prior precedent," he said.


The White House said the government expects to prevail.


"We saw this with the Social Security Act, the Civil Rights Act, and the Voting Rights Act -- constitutional challenges were brought to all three of these monumental pieces of legislation, and all of those challenges failed," presidential adviser Stephanie Cutter wrote in a blog post.


"VICTORY FOR STATES"

Vinson said the case would continue as scheduled. He had previously set a hearing for December 16.


"This ruling is a victory for the states, small businesses and the American people," Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum said.

"This decision is a recognition that Congress has never gone this far and that the constitutional arguments have real merit," Utah Republican Senator Orrin Hatch said.


The challenge being heard by Vinson is one of many against the healthcare law. There is a hearing in Virginia Monday on the merits of a separate suit against the healthcare overhaul.

On October 7, a Michigan District Court judge upheld the portion of the healthcare law requiring Americans to obtain coverage. The Michigan judge, in a ruling noted by Vinson, said Congress had the authority to enact the law under the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution and therefore could also impose a penalty for those who failed to obtain health insurance.

Apart from Florida, states joining in the lawsuit include Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, South Carolina, South Dakota, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah and Washington.

Legal analysts say there is a good possibility the matter will reach the U.S. Supreme Court, but most say there is only a slim chance the states would prevail.




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Wild Thing's comment.......

Fantastic! Let’s hope the courts throw out Obamacare.

Apart from Florida, states joining in the lawsuit include Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, South Carolina, South Dakota, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah and Washington.

WoW! When was the last time outside of the Civil War that so many states stood athwart the federal government?


....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.


Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67



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October 12, 2010

Dick Morris At "Take Back America" Speaks About Defunding Obamacare





Dick Morris speaking to an Orlando Tea Party gathering, where he said bluntly he opposes Mitt Romney for the 2012 GOP Nomination because of the RomneyCare legislation he signed as Governor of Massachusetts. Morris said he believes the number one objective must be to defund the ObamaCare “monstrosity,” and Republicans need a nominee who can carry that banner.




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Wild Thing's comment......

Dick is saying the obvioius but that is ok it needs to be said and by people that get coverage. I can say it all day STOP Obamacare and I only have an ity bity voice.


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September 30, 2010

Obama Pressures Pastors To Use Sunday Sermons To Say Obamacare Ordered By God



Pastors For ObamaCare?

If the White House office of faith-based initiatives is going to be used as propaganda unit, it might as well be shut down.

The Wall Street Journal

I was George W. Bush’s director of faith-based initiatives. Imagine what would have happened had I proposed that he use that office to urge thousands of religious leaders to become “validators” of the Iraq War?

I can tell you two things that would have happened immediately. First, President Bush would have fired me—and rightly so—for trying to politicize his faith-based office. Second, the American media would have chased me into the foxhole Saddam Hussein had vacated.

Yet on Tuesday President Obama and his director of faith-based initiatives convened exactly such a meeting to try to control political damage from the unpopular health-care law.

Obama instructed faith leaders to treat the new law as settled fact and use their perches of power to convey the final message to congregants and friends. “The debate in Washington is over, the Affordable Care Act is now law…I think all of you can be really important validators and trusted resources for friends and neighbors, to help explain what’s now available to them.”


“Get out there and spread the word,” Politico.com reported the president as saying on a conference call with leaders of faith-based and community groups. “I think all of you can be really important validators and trusted resources for friends and neighbors, to help explain what’s now available to them.”

Since then, there’s been nary a peep from the press.

According to the White House website, the faith-based office exists “to more effectively serve Americans in need.” I guess that now means Americans in need of Democratic talking points on health care. Do we really want taxpayer-funded bureaucrats mobilizing ministers to go out to all the neighborhoods and spread the good news of universal coverage?

Tuesday’s call is no small disappointment to those of us who thought Mr. Obama deserved credit for keeping the faith-based initiatives office at the White House at a time when many fellow Democrats wanted him to put it in the Smithsonian. I for one gave him the benefit of the doubt when he appointed as the office’s leader a Pentecostal minister who had served as a director of outreach during his 2008 campaign, as well as when he punted to the Justice Department the thorny question of whether a charity could take religious beliefs into account when hiring.

Nearly 20 months later, however, the faith-based office has failed to be a voice within the administration for compassion. Poverty rates are at record highs, and the economy is producing new waves of homeless families. Meanwhile the faith-based office in the White House and those in 11 federal agencies have no record, no results, and no relevance.

This operation stands in stark contrast to the priority Mr. Bush placed on this office. Every year, he used the grand stage of the State of the Union address to launch new compassion programs. In his first six months in office, he pushed for a vote in Congress to end discrimination against religious charities. New programs to mentor the children of prisoners, expand choices for addicts seeking treatment, and combat the spread of AIDS were launched. They have since transformed countless lives.

Some allege that Mr. Bush pioneered the art of politicizing faith. In fact, his faith-based initiatives were remarkably bipartisan. I am a Democrat, and I worked with more Democratic members of Congress than Republican ones.

Any member of Congress who invited me or my office to visit a faith-based program or attend a meeting in their district was welcomed. If you polled the attendees at the dozens of conferences our office held throughout the country, Mr. Bush likely would not have fared well. It didn’t matter. To those who participated it wasn’t about politics. It was about learning how to run more effective programs and help more people in need.

Mr. Obama is within his legal rights to engage our country’s spiritual leaders in his effort to sell health-care reform. But he should not use the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships to do so.

If he cannot restore its focus to promoting successful programs that serve our country’s poor, then he should do the decent thing and close the faith-based initiatives office.

Mr. Towey was director of the White House Office of Faith-based and Community Initiatives for President George W. Bush from 2002-2006.


Wild Thing's comment.......

If Obamacare was pushed at our church on Sunday morning I would get up an walk out and I won’t be subtle about it, and never go back.


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September 29, 2010

Michelle Obama The America Hater Promoting Obamacare Law To Nurses




Michelle Obama promoting new health care law to nurses. Conference call transcript

Chicago Sun Times

WASHINGTON

It was not official political business--but the conference call hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday could help Democrats in the November mid-term elections. Mrs. Obama--with Dr. Mary Wakefield, the Administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration, briefed about 1,000 nurses on the new benefits of the health care law--six months old this week.


THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the First Lady

For Immediate Release September 28, 2010

REMARKS BY THE FIRST LADY
DURING CONFERENCE CALL WITH NURSES

Via teleconference


MRS. OBAMA: Thank you, thanks so much, Dr. Wakefield. Thank you for that introduction but more importantly thank you for your hard work in fighting for health care reform for so many years. She's truly been a wonderful advocate and a partner to this White House.

I also want to thank all the nurses who are joining me here today at the White House. And of course I want to thank all of you joining us on the call across the country today. We have a wonderful representation of the profession on this call.

But we're on this call today to talk about what health insurance reform means for you and for your patients, specifically the new provisions that just went into effect. But I do want to start by saying that I was looking forward to this call for a couple of reasons, not just because we're talking about important reforms, but because Barack and I have seen firsthand the crucial role that nurses play in our nation's health care system.

And just to recall a story, I will never forget the time back in Chicago, when Sasha was then a baby, she was just about four months old, and one day she just began to cry inconsolably. And up until that time, Sasha was a healthy, happy baby who rarely cried for no reason. So of course we knew something was wrong, and we immediately took her to the ER.

And as you all can imagine, when a child gets sick, you are scared, and we were certainly scared when we got to the hospital. And we were even more frightened when Sasha was diagnosed with meningitis.

But what made that difficult time so much easier to bear was really all of you. It was the nurses. And don't get me wrong, the doctors did a phenomenal job. But the nurses were the ones communicating with us every single step of the way, using their expertise not just to comfort our little baby girl, but to comfort us.

And thank God, everything turned out okay, and Sasha is healthy, as everyone knows. But it's because of that experience we will always be grateful to the nurses who helped us then and to all our nurses across the country who provide such outstanding health care each and every day.

And I know that so many Americans have their own stories to tell about the skill, the care, the compassion that nurses showed them during difficult days.

We all have these stories because in moments of need, nurses are on the front lines of America's health care system. We all have these stories because in moments of need, nurses are the ones who make things work.

And that's the reason we're talking today. You all play such a critical role in helping patients understand what's going on with their health care, giving them the information they need not just to get better, but to stay healthy.

And right now, there's some very important new information that we really need to help pass along.

Last week, we hit the six-month anniversary of the Affordable Care Act. That means that we're starting to see more of the reforms take effect, including new protections and benefits in the Patient's Bill of Rights.

So for example, insurance companies can no longer discriminate against kids because they have a preexisting condition. Patients can no longer be dropped by their insurance companies because they get sick. People suffering from a serious illness like breast cancer can focus on their treatment because they no longer have to worry about hitting their lifetime limit on coverage. And college kids and young adults just starting out on their own can now get coverage through their parents' plan.

Now, all this means that individuals and families have more control over their health care. But here's the important point: These reforms aren't abstract theories that just make for good talking points. These are real changes that will benefit Americans all across the country.

And some of the biggest new changes and benefits are the reforms that deal with preventative care, because we all know, everyone on this call, that the best way to keep families healthy and cut health care costs is to keep people from getting sick in the first place.

And, as a result of the Affordable Care Act, that's going to be easier because many preventative services are now covered at no out-of-pocket costs. Things like mammograms, cervical screenings, colonoscopies, childhood immunizations, prenatal and new baby care, high blood pressure treatment, all of these are included in new insurance plans with no deductable, no copay, no coinsurance, nothing. These steps are crucial because they can help combat preventable conditions that can have serious health consequences later in life.

Take childhood obesity, for example, an issue that's of particular concern to me as First Lady and as a mother. It's an epidemic that's sweeping the country and it's one that I've been trying to combat through our "Let's Move" initiative. These new reforms are critical in addressing this challenge because we know that preventative care, at least certain steps if taken early in a child's life, can help reduce obesity and improve a child's prospect for a healthier future.

We know, for example, that breastfeeding can have an impact on a child's health. That's why the Affordable Care Act makes it easier for a mother to breastfeed once she's returned to work.

We know that prenatal care and early childhood screenings can have a dramatic effect on a child's chances of becoming obese later in life. So the Affordable Care Act covers screenings for an array of conditions that affect pregnant women and their babies.

We know that kids getting their BMI checked is an easy step that can help parents make better decisions about their children's health. So the Affordable Care Act covers BMI screenings.

And it's not just childhood obesity. Preventative measures like these can have a major effect on so many chronic illnesses like diabetes and heart disease or high blood pressure.

So those are just some of the examples of what's in the law. But in order for this law to make a real difference in people's lives, we have to make sure that people know about these reforms and that they take advantage of them. And that's why we need your help in spreading the word.

So we're asking you all get involved in this outreach effort. Talk to your patients about how these reforms can help them. Also, talk to your colleagues about the best ways to inform patients about what this new law means for them and for their families.

But in closing, just let me say this to all of you on this line. So many of you have played such an important role throughout this process. From the very beginning, it's been nurses who have sat at the table sharing your ideas, sharing your concerns and your experiences. And as a result, all of you have helped to make this law even better. So I want to thank you for that. And we needed your help then and we need your help again to spread the word.

So, again, thank you everyone for the work that you've done, thank you for the work that you're going to do and all the things that you do every single day to make this country a healthier, more secure place.

And with that, I'm going to turn it back to Mary Wakefield who will provide a few more details on some of the other reforms.

Thanks, again.


CLICK HERE for the rest of the Michelle Obama and Wakefield transcripts


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Wild Thing's comment........

Anyone ask Michelle if her family is included in the healthcare law? hmmmmmmmmm

The Affordable Care Act is another bill passed by the arrogant democrats that does the opposite of what it claims.

I think the rat plan is to turn different groups of health care providers against each other.


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September 24, 2010

Obamacare Is Even Worse Than Critics Thought ~ We Have GOT To Stop Obamacare!!!!





Obamacare is even worse than critics thought

Washington Examiner

Six months ago, President Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rammed Obamacare down the throats of an unwilling American public. Half a year removed from the unprecedented legislative chicanery and backroom dealing that characterized the bill's passage, we know much more about the bill than we did then.


A few of the revelations:

* Obamacare won't decrease health care costs for the government. According to Medicare's actuary, it will increase costs. The same is likely to happen for privately funded health care.

* As written, Obamacare covers elective abortions, contrary to Obama's promise that it wouldn't. This means that tax dollars will be used to pay for a procedure millions of Americans across the political spectrum view as immoral. Supposedly, the Department of Health and Human Services will bar abortion coverage with new regulations but these will likely be tied up for years in litigation, and in the end may not survive the court challenge.

* Obamacare won't allow employees or most small businesses to keep the coverage they have and like. By Obama's estimates, as many as 69 percent of employees, 80 percent of small businesses, and 64 percent of large businesses will be forced to change coverage, probably to more expensive plans.

* Obamacare will increase insurance premiums -- in some places, it already has. Insurers, suddenly forced to cover clients' children until age 26, have little choice but to raise premiums, and they attribute to Obamacare's mandates a 1 to 9 percent increase. Obama's only method of preventing massive rate increases so far has been to threaten insurers.

* Obamacare will force seasonal employers -- especially the ski and amusement park industries -- to pay huge fines, cut hours, or lay off employees.

* Obamacare forces states to guarantee not only payment but also treatment for indigent Medicaid patients. With many doctors now refusing to take Medicaid (because they lose money doing so), cash-strapped states could be sued and ordered to increase reimbursement rates beyond their means.

* Obamacare imposes a huge nonmedical tax compliance burden on small business. It will require them to mail IRS 1099 tax forms to every vendor from whom they make purchases of more than $600 in a year, with duplicate forms going to the Internal Revenue Service. Like so much else in the 2,500-page bill, our senators and representatives were apparently unaware of this when they passed the measure.

* Obamacare allows the IRS to confiscate part or all of your tax refund if you do not purchase a qualified insurance plan. The bill funds 16,000 new IRS agents to make sure Americans stay in line.

If you wonder why so many American voters are angry, and no longer give Obama the benefit of the doubt on a variety of issues, you need look no further than Obamacare, whose birthday gift to America might just be a GOP congressional majority




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The Obamacare and Obama Tax Hike Double Whammy on Seniors


The Heritage Foundation

No demographic was more opposed to Obamacare’s passage and no group wants to see the law repealed more than America’s seniors. They know that Obamacare used Medicare as a piggy bank to transfer half a trillion dollars out of Medicare, not to shore up Medicare’s solvency, but to spend on a new government program. As if that were not enough, now President Barack Obama wants to raise taxes on the dividend payments that millions of seniors depend on for their livelihood. American seniors are beginning to wonder when they’ll stop being target #1 of President Obama’s economy-crushing policies.

Obamacare’s Impact on Seniors:


Obama repeatedly promised Americans that if they liked their current health plan, they could keep it. But as Heritage analyst Robert Book and Ethics and Public Policy Center fellow James Capretta detail in their new analysis of Reductions in Medicare Advantage Payments, that is demonstrably not true for millions of senior citizens. Medicare Advantage (MA) plans are the private insurance options available to Medicare beneficiaries. In 2006 (the latest figures available), Medicare covered only 59 percent of traditional beneficiary health care expenses. Ninety-one percent of all Medicare beneficiaries have some sort of supplemental coverage. Obamacare is going to change all that.

The new law imposes deep cuts in the payment rates for MA plans, beginning with a payment freeze in 2011. In addition, the other indiscriminate payment cuts to hospitals and health care providers will also get passed on to MA plans as well. Book and Capretta calculate that the average nationwide per capita reduction in the value of coverage for MA and would-be MA enrollees will total about $3,700 annually by 2017, or a nearly 27 percent cut from what would have occurred without the new law. Faced with these cuts, MA plans will be forced to raise premiums, reduce benefits or leave the market entirely. The President’s own Medicare chief actuary estimated that the number of seniors with MA plans will drop from 10 million today to just 7.4 million in 2017.


The Obama Tax Hikes’ Impact on Seniors:


The top tax rates on qualified dividends are scheduled to jump from 15 percent to 39.6 percent on January 1, 2011. The left will claim that these tax hikes will only soak the rich while lower-income Americans will enjoy a free ride. This is false. Higher taxes on dividends will reduce the value of all corporate stocks traded in U.S. markets, regardless of who owns them. According to some estimates, the tax hike on dividends would cause stock prices to drop by more than $211 billion. The reduction in share values would happen almost immedi­ately at the beginning of 2011, or whenever Congress makes clear it will allow the rate to rise. Seniors hold the most stock of any demographic group, so the Obama tax hike is a direct assault on the retirement security of millions of Americans.

And that’s not all. Millions of seniors also rely heavily on dividends to supplement their Social Security income. And when dividend payments are taxed at a much higher rate than capital gains (as they would be after the Obama Tax Hikes), companies that return value to shareholders by paying dividends are penalized. As Heritage fellows Rea Hederman and Patrick Tyrrell detail, companies will therefore pay out less in dividends. Retirees who rely on dividend income from stocks will then see their annual income decline. For tax year 2010, seniors are almost twice as likely to report dividend income on their tax returns as any other demographic group. Low-income households are also more likely to own dividend-paying stocks than high-income households. They will all be victims of the Obama Tax Hikes.

The imminent threat to senior citizen’s health care will only be resolved once Obamacare is repealed. And the only way to protect senior’s retirement savings is to reject the Obama Tax Hikes.


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Obamacare law’s heavy impact

Source

ObamaCare will impose a 3.8% tax on all home sales and other real estate transactions, not just on families making more than $250,000 a year — which was what Obama famously promised during the ’08 presidential campaign.




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Wild Thing's comment.......

Only a pathetic complete moron would think this was ever a good idea.


If we don’t stop Obamacare and stop it soon, it will get to the point that it will be to late. They want a single payer system and force insurance companies out of business. When that happens, there will be no health care at all. If the insurance companies go out of business, how long will it take to rebuild them? With no health insurance available to the public, there will be no hospitals or doctors. They couldn’t afford to stay in business and the general public couldn’t afford the cost. The worst of the worst I realize that , but it is something I have been thinking about.


It's a far reaching law that was created in a short time, in a vacuum of those affected, pushed by an administration without bipartisan support, put out as law without having time for anyone outside of the political realm to digest and really understand what the implications are and signed into law with 71% of the people opposed to it. The real deals were made behind closed doors by those that stated they will be more transparent.

This CANNOT end good. Decisions of massive, near epic economic proportions were made based on “feelings” and “ideology” and in a vacuum of -ALL- the real stake holders, to include those paying for this (Business and the insured). The law is huge in what it will affect (The insured, insurances, Businesses, pharamcueticle/medical companies, doctors, hospitals......) and what it will cost, but little time was put into actually thinking everything through and what the second order and tertiary effects will be.

Over time this will turn into a mess.

And that tax that is added for Obamacare if a person sells their home a tax on the sale of our homes has NOTHING to do with health care!


....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


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September 06, 2010

Michelle Obama and WH Encouraging Pediatricians to Prescribe Drugs for Overweight Children



Michelle Obama has made dealing with the problem of childhood obesity the main theme of her term as First Lady.

Michelle Obama reveals some requirement of the new Health Care law that seemed to have been hidden in its 2,000+ pages. Nancy Pelosi famously said "We have to pass the bill to see what is in the bill." Well, now we are finding out little gems like this.



Wild Thing's comment.......


Wow. This sounds like the type of thing that would happen in 3rd world country.

All they have to do is put gym class back in schools. I was so surprised when I found out they had stopped having a gym class and put the left's agenda in place of it.

I bet their plan is to get kids addicted to drugs now and they can be guaranteed demoRats when the get older.

I say why not prescribe jail for the Obamas and throw away the keys.

Well since it is Labor Day, eat drink and be merry for the future is socialized medicine and it looks like it just gets worse the more we find out about this monster obamacare. They threw everything in it, omg what a nightmare.


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August 21, 2010

Dems Retreat on Key Socialized Medicine Pitch






When the pdf document opens this is the first thing you see on the page. ~ Wild Thing





Dems retreat on health care cost pitch


Key White House allies are dramatically shifting their attempts to defend health care legislation, abandoning claims that it will reduce costs and deficit, and instead stressing a promise to "improve it."

The messaging shift was circulated this afternoon on a conference call and PowerPoint presentation organized by FamiliesUSA — one of the central groups in the push for the initial legislation. The call was led by a staffer for the Herndon Alliance, which includes leading labor groups and other health care allies. It was based on polling from three top Democratic pollsters, John Anzalone, Celinda Lake, and Stan Greenberg

HERE IS THE POWERPOINT PRESENTATION......it is a pdf ....it loads quickly just to let you know.

The confidential presentation, available in full here and provided to POLITICO by a source on the call, suggests that Democrats are acknowledging the failure of their predictions that the health care legislation would grow more popular after its passage, as its benefits became clear and rhetoric cooled. Instead, the presentation is designed to win over a skeptical public, and to defend the legislation — and in particular the individual mandate — from a push for repeal.

The presentation concedes that groups typically supportive of Democratic causes — people under 40, non-college educated women, and Hispanic voters — have not been won over by the plan. Indeed, it stresses repeatedly, many are unaware that the legislation has passed, an astonishing shortcoming in the White House's all-out communications effort.



Wild Thing's comment........

REPEAL it - you closed door hypocrites! No American wants your socialism in any way, shape or form! This attempt to change the conversation is nothing more than an alinsky-like attempt to ratchet the march to a socialist state. They want to “lock in” having the monster by moving from a contentious argument to something new, potentially just as contentious, that would take months for the public to digest, getting past the mid-terms

The presentation’s final page of “Don’ts” counsels against claiming “the law will reduce costs and deficit.”

Every word is a lie from these democrat party monsters.

Every.

Word.


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August 16, 2010

Obama Cuts Medicare Treatment For Cancer Patients



For the first time in history Medicare will not cover an FDA-approved anti-cancer therapy.


Just days after the recess appointment of Donald Berwick, the controversial new head of Medicare and Medicaid, the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance posted the following grim news: for the first time in history, an FDA-approved anti-cancer therapy may not be covered by Medicare.


Provenge, a vaccine to treat the recurrence of prostate cancer, has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)… Medicare usually covers the cost of FDA-approved anti-cancer therapies. However, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is still reviewing whether it will cover Provenge, and at what rate.

The CMS statute states that Medicare must cover therapies that are reasonable and necessary, while the FDA is instructed to approve drugs that are safe and effective. Because of the conflicting Federal coverage and approval requirements, there are some non-FDA approved drugs (called off-label drugs) that are paid for by CMS. However, with respect to Provenge, it appears that CMS is arguing that while the treatment is safe and effective, it may not be reasonable and necessary. For the first time, an FDA approved anti-cancer therapy may not be covered by Medicare.



Wild Thing's comment.......

So much for Obama saying that that pre-existing conditions would always be covered. He also said no one would be denied coverage by ObamaCare. What condition will be next that he will say NO to.

Didn't the obama himself say, "I want seniors to know, despite what some have said, these reforms will not cut your guaranteed benefits."

That's what Obama told us, endlessly and repeatedly, for months on end.

Do you mean to say he was lying? NO say it is not so, he would LIE? sheesh


Never forget the women he told he would have had her very elderly mother take a pain pill instead of heart surgery. That is another thing he did that will live forever on the things Obama has done that were beyond disgusting.


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August 08, 2010

Big Blow Dealt to Obamacare




Federal judge clears way for constitutional challenge that could reach Supreme Court


Ms. McCaughey is a former lieutenant governor of New York and author of "Obama Health Law: What It Says and How to Overturn It" (Encounter, 2010).


ObamaCare and the Constitution—An Update (no severability clause in it!)


WSJ

Last November, a reporter asked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi if it was constitutional for Congress to require Americans to buy health insurance. Ms. Pelosi responded, "Are you serious?"

On Monday, U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson got serious. He denied Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius's motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by the state of Virginia challenging the new health law. His ruling stated that it is far from certain Congress has the authority to compel Americans to buy insurance and penalize those who don't.

Judge Hudson's ruling paved the way for a trial to begin on October 18, with possible appeals all the way to the Supreme Court, a lengthy process. Some states will likely delay creating insurance exchanges and slow down other costly preparations for ObamaCare until its constitutionality is determined by this case.

If mandatory insurance is declared unconstitutional, the entire health law could collapse like a house of cards. Most complex legislation states that if one part of the law is struck down, other parts remain enforceable. But authors of ObamaCare chose to omit that clause, suggesting that the health overhaul won't work without mandatory insurance.

Critics say that the requirement tramples the Constitution. Twenty-one states and several individuals are already suing to overturn it. Virginia went one step further, enacting a law that makes it illegal to require any resident to purchase health insurance. The Virginia measure won solid support from both Republican and Democratic state legislators. Despite what Mrs. Pelosi tried to suggest, questioning the constitutionality of ObamaCare is not partisan posturing. A fundamental principle is at stake.

In 1993, the Congressional Budget Office said that the mandatory insurance provision in President Bill Clinton's health plan would be "an unprecedented form of federal action." In 2009, the Congressional Research Service applied a similar caveat to ObamaCare.

Mr. Cuccinelli argued that Congress ignored these warnings. ObamaCare, he said, was "cobbled together in secret, passed by the Senate largely or totally unread, on a party line vote literally in the dead of night on Christmas Eve."

Judge Hudson ruled that the court must do what Congress failed to do—apply the Constitution.



Wild Thing's comment.......

It will come down to Supreme Court votes. You have four auto on the left, four auto on the right, with Kennedy swinging between the two. Kagan would be fairly to the left of Stevens, but will vote no differently than Stevens would have.


Lord, please bless and keep the Conservatives on the court.


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August 05, 2010

Show Me ObamaCare...I Do Not Lilke This Uncle Sam



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Show Me ObamaCare

Despite a voter rebuke, how an obscure mandate will reshape health care.

The Wall Street Journal

The political revolt against ObamaCare came to Missouri Tuesday, with voters casting ballots three to one against the plan in its first direct referendum. This is another resounding health-care rebuke to the White House and Democrats, not that overwhelming public opposition to this expansion of government power ever deterred them before.

Missouri's Proposition C annulled the "individual mandate" within state lines, or the requirement that everyone buy insurance or else pay a tax. Liberals are trying to wave off this embarrassment, but that is hard to do when the split was 71.1% in favor in a state John McCain won by a mere 0.1% margin. The anti-ObamaCare measure carried every county save St. Louis and Kansas City with 668,000 votes, yet just 578,000 Republicans cast a ballot in the concurrent primaries.

If the practical effects of this conflict between state and federal law are likely to be limited, more importantly, Missouri's vote revealed once again that the country is still aghast over President Obama's health-care presumption. Earlier this week, the Congressional Research Service reported that the new bureaucracy the bill created is so complex and indiscriminate that its size is "currently unknowable." Capitol Hill's independent policy arm added that among "the dozens of new governmental organizations or advisory bodies," it is "impossible to know how much influence they will ultimately have."

No wonder Missourians rebelled, as with voters in Massachusetts, New Jersey and Virginia last year. There will be more such what-have-they-done ObamaCare moments. Wait until the public discovers the government is now literally determining what qualifies as "health care" in America.
That isn't a typo. ObamaCare mandates that insurers spend a certain percentage of premium dollars on benefits, but Democrats never got around to writing the fine print of what counts as a benefit. So a handful of regulators are now choosing among the tens of thousands of services that doctors, hospitals and insurers offer. Few other government decisions will do more to shape tomorrow's health market, or what's left of it.

This command-and-control mechanism is the bill's mandate for insurance "medical loss ratios" (MLR) of 85% for large employers and 80% for small businesses and individuals. The MLR is an accounting statistic that measures the share of premiums paid out in patient claims ("losses"). In the individual market, MLRs typically run between 65% and 75%, and Democrats like Jay Rockefeller and Al Franken think this is evidence of excessive profits, executive pay, marketing and other supposedly wasteful overhead.

The same mentality prevails in the Administration, so it may well adopt a narrow definition of medical expenses when it issues final regulations by early fall. The insurance industry is lobbying for a less rigid standard: It will be easier to run a business and turn a profit if more of the costs are considered truly medical in nature.

More notable is that people partial to ObamaCare but largely outside of politics are coming to understand the mess Congress has created. To wit, much of health care's intellectual energy is moving toward a concept called the "accountable care organization," which would replace today's fragmented delivery system of mostly solo practitioners with teams of doctors and hospitals working together. These integrated groups would manage and coordinate care, use more information technology and try to improve treatment quality for chronic disease and complex conditions.

Yet "it isn't easy to draw a bright line, or even a fuzzy line, between traditional health services and some of the more innovative coordinated models," says Mark McClellan of the Brookings Institution and a leading accountable care proponent. The new model would rely on many tools that aren't strictly medical, like, say, a checkup or a CT scan.

For example, how to classify a program to double-check doctors orders to avoid one of the unnecessary surgeries that kill some 12,000 people every year? Or counseling, calls, emails and other types of case management to make sure patients comply with their diabetes regimen? Or investments in electronic medical records? Obviously these programs aren't the same as an O.R. visit, but they still cost money, often a lot of it, and many insurance programs pay or are starting to pay for them.

The possibility that these will be written out of the MLR definition is feeding a growing unease about politics shaping medicine more than it already does. The California Association of Physician Groups, the largest U.S. accountable care trade group, recently protested that a narrow MLR ruling "would create a disincentive for plans to contract with our members and undercut the coordinated care model."

Health Integrated, a respected medical consulting firm, urged regulators "to avoid discouraging or inadvertently extinguishing the successful innovation that (so frequently) arises only from a plan's ability to try new ideas." Even North Dakota's Democratic Rep. Earl Pomeroy, who voted for the bill, argues that tight MLR regulation "could have a chilling effect on future innovative programs."

"The real question is the overall philosophical thrust, which will determine the long-term direction of health care," Mr. McClellan says of the coming definition. The regulatory debate is dominated by Senator Rockefeller and others on the left who are still angry they never got a public option and are trying to use MLR as a proxy for controlling the insurance industry. The irony is that the new health models they claim to favor may be collateral damage, even as insurers take the fall for the problems Congress created.

Another danger concerns the individual market, where a wave of destruction could be imminent. If the MLR definition is so arbitrary that health plans can't cover their claims and expenses, they'll simply withdraw that book of business. Mila Kofman, Maine's insurance superintendent and an ObamaCare supporter, warned that "the federal standard may disrupt our individual health insurance market" and is seeking an exemption. Her protest is all the more notable given that Maine's health regulations closely resemble those that are about to be imposed nationwide.

Ms. Kofman and others are right to worry. In the 1990s, an MLR crackdown in Washington state caused the individual market to collapse in 36 of 39 counties. Too bad for the people with coverage today who were promised they could keep it if they liked it.

This fight over medical loss ratios is an early taste of how a "government takeover" operates in practice. The state insurance commissioners advising the federal government—and who know something about the business—have already missed several deadlines because writing a uniform definition of medicine is "time consuming," while a wrong move would "destabilize the marketplace and significantly limit consumer choices."

We predicted that under ObamaCare politicians and technocrats would dominate medicine, and here they come. Without more Missouri-style revolts—or perhaps in spite of them—the rest of us will soon learn how competent they really are.


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Wild Thing's comment.......

Greta said last night that Gibbs, when asked if this meant something, said, “No”.

The arrogance of Washington is breathtaking.

Will there have to be tarring and feathering before they realize the government is subject to the will of the people?

This is the ultimate misunderstanding of the constitution. The primary purpose of the Constitution is to limit government. When the elites do not realize they are LIMITED by this work, they are defying the main premise of this country.

And the twists and turns of the obamacare bill that keep coming out make it worse and worse if that is even possible, but it is.


......Thank you RAC for sending this to me.


RAC has a website that is awesome. 336th Assault Helicopter Company



13th Combat Aviation Battalion - 1st Aviation Brigade - Soc Trang, Republic of Vietnam


Posted by Wild Thing at 08:49 AM | Comments (4)

August 04, 2010

Yesterday's Election....Missouri Votes to Block Obama's Health Insurance Mandate ~ Thank you!



Missouri Votes to Block Obama's Health Insurance Mandate

FOX News


Looks to me like Prop C is a HELL YEA!!!!

Proposition C

Precincts Reporting 3349 of 3354

Yes 667,214 71.1%
No 270,750 28.9%


JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected a key provision of President Barack Obama's health care law, sending a clear message of discontent to Washington and Democrats less than 100 days before the midterm elections.

With about 90 percent of the vote counted late Tuesday, nearly three-quarters of voters backed a ballot measure, Proposition C, that would prohibit the government from requiring people to have health insurance or from penalizing them for not having it.

The Missouri law would conflict with a federal requirement that most people have health insurance or face penalties starting in 2014.

Tuesday's vote was seen as largely symbolic because federal law generally trumps state law. But it was also seen as a sign of growing voter disillusionment with federal policies and a show of strength by conservatives and the tea party movement.

"To us, it symbolized everything," said Annette Read, a tea party participant from suburban St. Louis who quit her online retail job to lead a yearlong campaign for the Missouri ballot measure. "The entire frustration in the country ... how our government has misspent, how they haven't listened to the people, this measure in general encompassed all of that."
"I believe that the general public has been duped about the benefits of the health care proposal," said Mike Sampson of Jefferson City, an independent emergency management contractor, who voted for the proposition. "My guess is federal law will in fact supersede state law, but we need to send a message to the folks in Washington, D.C., that people in the hinterlands are not happy."

Legislatures in Arizona, Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana and Virginia have passed similar statutes, and voters in Arizona and Oklahoma will vote on such measures as state constitutional amendments in November. But Missouri was the first state to challenge aspects of the federal law in a referendum.


Wild Thing's comment........

Great job, Missouri!!

The biggest election blowout is not about any candidate, unless you want to count Obama. In Missouri, 71 percent of the voters are backing a referendum requiring to state to protect its citizens from Obamacare’s requirement that they purchase health insurance. This is very bad news for Obama.


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:50 AM | Comments (10)

August 01, 2010

'Undead Zombie Option' Resurrected in Congress









'Undead Zombie Option' resurrected in Congress

Can anything permanently slay monster Americans don't want?


wnd

Like the gauze-wrapped creatures who just won't stay dead in those late-night movies you're too tired to turn off, the "public option" has returned to Washington.

An analysis by Investor's Business Daily, which called it the "Zombie Option," said the idea – rejected in debate over the health-care plan signed into law earlier this year – is being promoted yet again as a way to save the government money.

Democratic Reps. Lynn Woolsey and Pete Stark of California and Jan Schakowsky of Illinois have joined to put together the newest proposal, called the "public option act."

It was only a few days ago when Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid told a Las Vegas convention, "We're going to have a public option. It's' a question of when," according to IBD.

The plan by that time already was propsed on paper, and it now has 128 House Democratic Party co-sponsors, the report said.

The proposal states: "For years beginning with 2014, the Secretary of Health and Human Services (in this subtitle referred to as the 'Secretary') shall provide for the offering through Exchanges established under this title of a health benefits plan (in this Act referred to as the 'public health insurance option') that ensures choice, competition, and stability of affordable, high-quality coverage throughout the United States in accordance with this section. In designing the option, the Secretary's primary responsibility is to create a low-cost plan without compromising quality or access to care."

IBD's commentary said Schakowsky claims it would be a cost-saving measure, just like Medicare.

"Is that the same Medicare that in 1966 was only supposed to cost $3 billion, and that the House Ways and Means Committee once assured the country would only cost $12 billion by 1990? Is it the same program that really ended up costing $600 billion by 2008," the IBD commentary wondered.

IBD noted Obamacare itself is a "stepping stone" to the format of a public option.

"As Kathryn Nix of the Heritage Foundation's Center for Health Policy Studies noted Wednesday, the Office of Personnel Management will be authorized to administer health plans," the commentary said. "'OPM would set benefits, premiums and medical-loss ratios for these plans, and there's nothing on the books to stop the agency from modeling the plans after a public option. Worse yet,' she adds, ObamaCare 'says nothing about any solvency requirements for the OPM-run plans.'"


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Wild Thing's comment.......

Massive non-compliance is about to hit all these schemes. Democrats believe you just make a law and things happen the way they think they are so much smarter than we are. Well, they are counting on the stupidity and gullibility of the voting public. They have been right-on so far.


We are headed for a massive train wreck.

They’re establishing the structure for the coming socialist America in every 2,000-page bill enacted in Congress.

Wasn’t it one of their mass-murdering heroes, Mao, who said something to the effect of “Three steps forward, one step back...”

They do indeed know what they’re doing...the same thing socialists the world over have always done...Wrecking an established, functioning society. They are driven, determined, well-funded, and basically insane.



....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.


Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:48 AM | Comments (4)

July 31, 2010

The Bitter Fruit of ObamaCare





The Bitter Fruit of ObamaCare

Expose Obama


By Floyd Brown


Get ready for your life to change. The so-called benefits of ObamaCare don’t start until 2014, but the tax increases, misallocated resources and federal regulations start now.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi famously said the night of ObamCare’s passage, “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it …” The emerging picture is frightening.

ObamaCare dramatically alters the already-overregulated health insurance market. The federal government will now manage your health care decisions. The law creates a maze of mandates, federal directives, price controls, tax increases and subsidies.

We all begin paying ObamaCare taxes this year. The law includes at last count at least 19 new taxes. As Americans begin to reap the personal financial burden of Obamacare, the movement to repeal it is mounting.

Individuals must pay an annual penalty of $695, or up to 2.5 percent of their annual income, if they don’t purchase an approved health insurance plan. Penalties on families include an annual penalty of $347 per child, up to $2,250 per family, if parents don’t purchase an approved policy.

Most of us have heard about the penalties on employers. Business owners must buy a government -approved health plan or pay a penalty of $2,000 per employee if they have 50 employees or more.

Investors get whacked hard. ObamaCare imposes a 3.8 percent tax on investment income for individuals making $200,000 or more and on families making $250,000 or more. The investment tax is not indexed for inflation, so as time passes more people will be expected to pay. Seniors on fixed incomes and pensioners with IRAs and 401(k) plans will be hit hard.

The so-called "Tax on ‘Cadillac’ health plans" imposes a 40 percent tax on health care plans valued at $10,200 for individuals and $27,500 for families.

Medicare taxes are climbing up, too. The bill requires single people earning $200,000 or more and couples earning $250,000 or more to pay an additional 0.9 percent in Medicare taxes.

Thinking about downsizing or buying a new home? There are new taxes on home sales tacked on the bill. ObamaCare imposes a 3.8 percent tax on home sales and other real estate transactions. Almost every homeowner qualifies as “rich” for one day, the day they sell their house.

Taxes on medical devices will also be going up to 2.9 percent under ObamaCare.

And we can’t forget the new 10 percent tax on tanning.

ObamaCare empowers the IRS for enforcement. The IRS is hiring 16,500 new enforcement officials. The IRS will confiscate tax refunds, place liens on property and seek jail time if healthcare penalties and taxes are not paid.

But don’t despair. As of July 14,130 members of Congress have signed a discharge petition that will force Nancy Pelosi to hold a straight up-or-down vote on HR 4972, a bill, proposed by Congressman Steve King, that repeals ObamaCare

In plain language, that means that the repeal of ObamaCare is actually within our grasp. Congressman King is upbeat, saying: "I am optimistic that we will be able to attract the 218 signatures we will need to force a vote on repealing ObamaCare. … Signatures on the discharge petition have come more quickly than I had expected."




Wild Thing's comment.......

The American people will rise up in righteous anger over these monstrosities. A total revolution on 2 November! Failing that...a total revolution!

Everything conneceted with the Obama administration is corrupted.





....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.


Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


Posted by Wild Thing at 03:40 AM | Comments (2)

July 22, 2010

Sen. John Barrasso on Obamacare ~ It Can't Be More Clear Than This - Obama Is A Liar




(R) Sen. John Barrasso of Wyoming speaking from the Senate floor speaking about Obama's current agenda which now "unexpectedly" contradicts his previous campaign promises. The most egregious being the individual mandate tax.




Wild Thing's comment.......

GOP Sen. John Barrasso is also a medical doctor .


Obama is a premeditated, pathological liar. He and his evil ilk were constantly denying that people would lose their insurance, or that there would be rationing. He promised costs would be reduced. All lies.



Posted by Wild Thing at 05:45 AM | Comments (3)

July 19, 2010

Obesity Rating for Every American Must Be Included in Stimulus-Mandated Electronic Health Records, Says HHS



Obesity Rating for Every American Must Be Included in Stimulus-Mandated Electronic Health Records, Says HHS

CNSNews.com


New federal regulations issued this week stipulate that the electronic health records--that all Americans are supposed to have by 2014 under the terms of the stimulus law that President Barack Obama signed last year--must record not only the traditional measures of height and weight, but also the Body Mass Index: a measure of obesity.

The obesity-rating regulation states that every American's electronic health record must: “Calculate body mass index. Automatically calculate and display body mass index (BMI) based on a patient’s height and weight.”

The law also requires that these electronic health records be available--with appropriate security measures--on a national exchange.




U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin.





The new regulations are one of the first steps towards the government’s goal of universal adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) by 2014, as outlined in the 2009 economic stimulus law. Specifically, the regulations issued on Tuesday by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Dr. David Blumenthal, the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, define the "meaningful use" of electronic records. Under the stimulus law, health care providers--including doctors and hospitals--must establish "meaningful use" of EHRs by 2014 in order to qualify for federal subsidies. After that, they will be subjected to penalties in the form of diminished Medicare and Medicaid payments for not establishing "meaningful use" of EHRs.

Section 3001 of the stimulus law says: "The National Coordinator shall, in consultation with other appropriate Federal agencies (including the National Institute of Standards and Technology), update the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan (developed as of June 3, 2008) to include specific objectives, milestones, and metrics with respect to the following: (i) The electronic exchange and use of health information and the enterprise integration of such information.‘‘(ii) The utilization of an electronic health record for each person in the United States by 2014."

Under this mandate in the stimulus law, Secretary Sebelius issued a regulation--developed by Dr. Blumenthal--that requires that all EHRs keep track of a person’s Body Mass Index (BMI) score. Body Mass Index is a ratio between a person’s weight and height, and is used to determine whether or not someone is overweight or obese. It is the preferred method of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for measuring obesity.

Michelle Obama has made dealing with the problem of childhood obesity the main theme of her term as First Lady.


According to the CDC, “BMI provides a reliable indicator of body fatness for most people and is used to screen for weight categories that may lead to health problems.”


A person’s BMI score is used as a tool to screen for obesity or excessive body fat that could lead to other health problems. While it does not actually measure body fat directly, according to CDC, the BMI scores generally correlate with a person’s body fat percentage.

The new regulations also stipulate that the new electronic records be capable of sending public health data to state and federal health agencies such as HHS and CDC. The CDC, which calls American society “obesogenic” – meaning that American society itself promotes obesity – collects BMI scores from state health agencies every year to monitor obesity nationwide.

“Electronically record, retrieve, and transmit syndrome based public health surveillance information to public health agencies,” the regulations read.


With the spread of electronic health records, the CDC apparently will be able to collect such data more efficiently and with greater accuracy because the electronic record keeping systems can send the data automatically, eliminating the need for government – both state and federal – to keep, send, and process physical records.



Wild Thing's comment.......


Umm . . . sorry sir or lady , I know you need that heart transplant, but your BMI is too high to qualify. I'm afraid you'll just have to die. You know it makes it easier to decide who goes to the soap factories.

Anyone still believe that healthcare rationing isn't coming?


And one other things, when I was bodybuilding one of the things I learned is that BMI means nothing if you are very muscular. So if ithey are going to use that, then the Body Mass Index - it looks like most professional athletes will be listed as fat.Heck 90% of the NFL is obese by the BMI standard!

What a bunch of Frickin’ fascist/communist/Maoist jerks.


It's a major problem when the feds or state pass a law that gives an agency the power to draw up the regulations under that law. It means non-elected bureaucrats are making the rules, rules which have the effect of law.

The Government will use these statistics to decide who is ‘worthy’ of life preserving health care. This is the end of American personal freedom. All in the name of requiring us to do what the Left deems is good for us.


Dare we even ask ....'Where in the Constitution is this authorized?'

To get BMI simply take the weight (in kilograms) divided by the height (in meters) squared. Nothing more, nothing less. For example, if you're 6 foot tall (1.83) meters, you take the height and square it (1.83 X 1.83 = 3.35). Then take your weight in kilograms, say 70 (155 pounds), and divide it by the result of squaring your height (70 / 3.35 = 20.9). Congradulations, at 6 foot tall and 155 pounds, you are at a "normal" weight with a BMI of 20.9. A little scrawney, well actuallly pretty thin for sure, but that's the way Obama wants you.

BMI remains a pi$$-poor indicator of body fat content.


Posted by Wild Thing at 06:49 AM | Comments (4)

June 30, 2010

Obamacare’s First Pledge-Breaking Tax Hike Takes Effect July 1


Obamacare’s First Pledge-Breaking Tax Hike Takes Effect July 1 ( TOMORROW )

Barack Obama has some explaining to do. When he signed the healthcare bill into law, he formally broke his "firm pledge" to the American people that "no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase."

Among the twenty one tax hikes signed into law as part of Obamacare, at least seven directly break Obama's central campaign promise. The first of these tax hikes will take effect on July 1: the excise tax on indoor tanning services -- a 10 percent tax on the retail price of a tanning session.

Leaving no stone unturned in their petty hunt for tax revenue, Senate Democrats in December added the tax behind closed doors at the last minute. There is no exemption made for families making less than $250,000 per year, thus violating Obama's "firm pledge" to the American people.

Local news coverage from around the country has illustrated the paperwork and cost burden to salon owners, employees, and customers. The owner of two salons in Virginia has this to say about the new tax:

"It is very emotional to see your dream being literally shattered by someone in Washington."

Industry estimates from the Indoor Tanning Association show that 30 million Americans visit an indoor tanning facility in a given year, and over 50 percent of salon owners are women.

Obama first broke his tax pledge sixteen days into his presidency when he signed into law a 156 percent increase in the federal excise tax on tobacco. At that time, Obama was rightly called out by Calvin Woodward of the Associated Press in a piece titled "Promises, Promises: Obama Tax Pledge Up in Smoke."

On April 15 of last year, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Obama's tax pledge "didn't come with caveats." And to this day, Obama's promise remains for all to see at the Change.gov website: "no family making less than $250,000 will see their taxes increase."

Twice during the month of April, however, Obama tried to amend the terms of his "firm pledge" by claiming his promise applies only to "income taxes" rather than "any form of taxes."

In his April 10 Weekly Radio Address, Obama said:

"And one thing we have not done is raise income taxes on families making less than $250,000. That's another promise we've kept."

In a speech on the evening of April 15, Obama repeated the truncated promise:

"And one thing we haven't done is raise income taxes on families making less than $250,000 a year -- another promise that we kept."

Obama's recent claims stand in stark contrast to his original promise:

"I can make a firm pledge. Under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes."

What do you say, President Obama?




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To protect you from these tax hikes, Americans for Tax Reform presents the “Obama Tax Hike Exemption Card”.

Source

The card fits neatly in your wallet and contains a list of the tax hikes signed into law by President Obama that violate his tax pledge, as well as a few other taxes that have been threatened: a European-style Value-Added Tax, Cap and Trade taxes, and even a federal soda tax.

Fill out the form below to get your Obama Tax Hike Exemption Card

How to use the card:

Step 1: Present the card to merchants, employers, and tax authorities.

Step 2: If challenged, pleasantly ask: “Are you calling President Obama a liar?”


Posted by Wild Thing at 06:54 AM | Comments (2)

May 23, 2010

How and When ObamaCare Will Take Effect



Examiner Tampa Bay

The Heritage Foundation has compiled a timeline (pdf) of when ObamaCare's most disastrous attacks on the economy and the Constitution will take effect.

Not surprisingly, all the crowd-pleasing ploys come first, while all the hidden costs come later, when no one is paying attention and Republicans are in office (sounds familiar).

As I have noted, everything Democrats told us about ObamaCare has turned out to be outrageously false and it will actually make things far, far worse. As millions already face huge, blatantly unconstitutional fines, we are learning about rationing, extreme hidden costs and a stealth "public option."

CLICK below for the Heritage Foundation's complete breakdown of ObamaCare's endless unintended (or perhaps, deliberate) consequences.


http://blog.heritage.org/tag/side-effects/


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Wild Thing's comment.....

The Heritage Foundation is so wonderful, they do a lot of work to make a list like the above link.


Obamacare is a total nightmare and I wish there was some way to stop it.



Posted by Wild Thing at 07:40 AM

May 12, 2010

The Truth About the Health Care Bill - by Michael Connelly, Ret. Constitutional Attorney




The Truth About the Health Care Bill - by Michael Connelly, Ret. Constitutional Attorney


by Sean Linnane

( Sean Linnane ... is the pseudonym of a retired Special Forces career NCO (1st SFG, 3d SFG, 10th SFG). I served with honor on five continents; I continue to serve in other capacities. )

A retired Constitutional lawyer has read the entire Healthcare Bill - now voted into law. Read his stunning conclusions.

Well, I have done it! I have read the entire text of proposed House Bill 3200: The Affordable Health Care Choices Act of 2009 I studied it with particular emphasis from my area of expertise, constitutional law. I was frankly concerned that parts of the proposed law that were being discussed might be unconstitutional. What I found was far worse than what I had heard or expected.

To begin with, much of what has been said about the law and its implications is in fact true, despite what the Democrats and the media are saying. The law does provide for rationing of health care, particularly where senior citizens and other classes of citizens are involved, free health care for illegal immigrants, free abortion services, and probably forced participation in abortions by members of the medical profession.

The Bill will also eventually force private insurance companies out of business, and put everyone into a government run system. All decisions about personal health care will ultimately be made by federal bureaucrats, and most of them will not be health care professionals. Hospital admissions, payments to physicians, and allocations of necessary medical devices will be strictly controlled by the government.

However, as scary as all of that is, it just scratches the surface. In fact, I have concluded that this legislation really has no intention of providing affordable health care choices. Instead it is a convenient cover for the most massive transfer of power to the Executive Branch of government that has ever occurred, or even been contemplated If this law or a similar one is adopted, major portions of the Constitution of the United States will effectively have been destroyed.

The first thing to go will be the masterfully crafted balance of power between the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches of the U.S. Government. The Congress will be transferring to the Obama Administration authority in a number of different areas over the lives of the American people, and the businesses they own.

The irony is that the Congress doesn't have any authority to legislate in most of those areas to begin with! I defy anyone to read the text of the U.S. Constitution and find any authority granted to the members of Congress to regulate health care.

This legislation also provides for access, by the appointees of the Obama administration, of all of your personal healthcare direct violation of the specific provisions of the 4th Amendment to the Constitution information, your personal financial information, and the information of your employer, physician, and hospital. All of this is a protecting against unreasonable searches and seizures. You can also forget about the right to privacy. That will have been legislated into oblivion regardless of what the 3rd and 4th Amendments may provide.

If you decide not to have healthcare insurance, or if you have private insurance that is not deemed acceptable to the Health Choices Administrator appointed by Obama, there will be a tax imposed on you. It is called a tax instead of a fine because of the intent to avoid application of the due process clause of the 5th Amendment. However, that doesn't work because since there is nothing in the law that allows you to contest or appeal the imposition of the tax, it is definitely depriving someone of property without the due process of law.

So, there are three of those pesky amendments that the far left hate so much, out the original ten in the Bill of Rights, that are effectively nullified by this law It doesn't stop there though.

The 9th Amendment that provides: The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people;

The 10th Amendment states: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are preserved to the States respectively, or to the people. Under the provisions of this piece of Congressional handiwork neither the people nor the states are going to have any rights or powers at all in many areas that once were theirs to control.

I could write many more pages about this legislation, but I think you get the idea. This is not about health care; it is about seizing power and limiting rights. Article 6 of the Constitution requires the members of both houses of Congress to "be bound by oath or affirmation to support the Constitution." If I was a member of Congress I would not be able to vote for this legislation or anything like it, without feeling I was violating that sacred oath or affirmation. If I voted for it anyway, I would hope the American people would hold me accountable.

For those who might doubt the nature of this threat, I suggest they consult the source, the US Constitution, and Bill of Rights. There you can see exactly what we are about to have taken from us.

Michael Connelly ....website he has

Retired Attorney,
Constitutional Law Instructor
Carrollton, Texas


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Wild Thing's comment........


Terrifying! Scarey! Government Takeover and Rationing of Entire Healthcare System!! Just what We all Expected and The RATS Kept Lieing about their Socialist takeover and Highjacking of AMERICA!

OUTRAGEOUS!




Posted by Wild Thing at 05:50 AM

April 25, 2010

"Parable" Of The Healthcare Bill




I was in my neighborhood restaurant this morning and was seated behind a group of jubilant individuals celebrating the successful passing of the recent health care bill. I could not finish my breakfast. This is what ensued:

They were a diverse group of several races and both sexes. I heard the young man exclaim, “Isn’t Obama like Jesus Christ? I mean, after all, he is healing the sick.” The young woman enthusiastically proclaimed, “Yeah, and he does it for free. I cannot believe anyone would think that a free market would work for health care. They are all crooks and thieves and don’t deserve all of that money.” Another said, ‘The stupid Republicans want us all to starve to death so they can inherit all of the power. Obama should be made a Saint for what he did for those of us less fortunate.” At this, I had had enough.

I arose from my seat, mustering all the restraint I could find, and approached their table. “Please excuse me; may I impose upon you for one moment?” They smiled and welcomed me to the conversation. I stood at the end of their table, smiled as best I could and began an experiment.

“I would like to give one of you my house. It will cost you no money and I will pay all of the expenses and taxes for as long as you live there. Anyone interested?” They looked at each other in astonishment. “Why would you do something like that?” asked a young man, “There isn’t anything for free in this world.” They began to laugh at me, as they did not realize this man had just made my point. “I am serious, I will give you my house for free, no money what so ever. Anyone interested?” In unison, a resounding “Hell Yeah” fills the room.

“Since there are too many of you, I will have to make a choice as to who receives this money free bargain.” I noticed an elderly couple was paying attention to the spectacle unfolding before their eyes, the old man shaking his head in apparent disgust. “I tell you what; I will give it to the one of you most willing to obey my rules.” Again, they looked at one another, an expression of bewilderment on their faces. The perky young woman asked, “What are the rules?” I smiled and said, “I don’t know. I have not yet defined them. However, it is a free home that I offer you.” They giggled amongst themselves, the youngest of which said, “What an old coot. He must be crazy to give away his home. Go take your meds, old man.” I smiled and leaned into the table a bit further. “I am serious, this is a legitimate offer.” They gaped at me for a moment.

“Hell, I’ll take it you old fool. Where are the keys?” boasted the youngest among them. “Then I presume you accept ALL of my terms then?” I asked. The elderly couple seemed amused and entertained as they watched from the privacy of their table. “Oh hell yeah! Where do I sign up?” I took a napkin and wrote, “I give this man my home, without the burden of financial obligation, so long as he accepts and abides by the terms that I shall set forth upon consummation of this transaction.” I signed it and handed it to the young man who eagerly scratched out his signature. “Where are the keys to my new house?” he asked in a mocking tone of voice. All eyes were upon us as I stepped back from the table, pulling the keys from pocket and dangling them before the excited new homeowner.

“Now that we have entered into this binding contract, witnessed by all of your friends, I have decided upon the conditions you are obligated to adhere from this point forward. You may only live in the house for one hour a day. You will not use anything inside of the home. You will obey me without question or resistance. I expect complete loyalty and admiration for this gift I bestow upon you. You will accept my commands and wishes with enthusiasm, no matter the nature. Your morals and principles shall be as mine. You will vote as I do, think as I do and do it with blind faith. These are my terms. Here are your keys.” I reached the keys forward and the young man looked at me dumb founded.

“Are you out of your freaking mind? Who would ever agree to those ridiculous terms?” the young man appeared irritated. “You did when you signed this contract before reading it, understanding it and with the full knowledge that I would provide my conditions only after you committed to the agreement.” Was all I said. The elderly man chuckled as his wife tried to restrain him. I was looking at a now silenced and bewildered group of people. “You can shove that stupid deal up you’re a** old man, I want no part of it” exclaimed the now infuriated young man. “You have committed to the contract, as witnessed by all of your friends; you cannot get out of the deal unless I agree to it. I do not intend to let you free now that I have you ensnared. I am the power you agreed to. I am the one you blindly and without thought chose to enslave yourself to. In short, I am your Master.” At this, the table of celebrating individuals became a unified group against the unfairness of the deal.

After a few moments of unrepeatable comments and slurs, I revealed my true intent. “What I did to you is what this administration and congress did to you with the health care legislation. I easily suckered you in and then revealed the real cost of the bargain. Your folly was in the belief that you can have something you did not earn; that you are entitled to that which you did not earn; that you willingly allowed someone else to think for you. Your failure to research, study and inform yourself permitted reason to escape you. You have entered into a trap from which you cannot flee. Your only chance of freedom is if your new Master gives it unto you. A freedom that is given can also be taken away; therefore, it is not freedom.” With that, I tore up the napkin and placed it before the astonished young man. “This is the nature of your new health care legislation.”

I turned away to leave these few in thought and contemplation and was surprised by applause. The elderly gentleman, who was clearly entertained, shook my hand enthusiastically and said, “Thank you Sir, these kids don’t understand Liberty these days.” He refused to allow me to pay my bill as he said, “You earned this one, it is an honor to pickup the tab.” I shook his hand in thanks, leaving the restaurant somewhat humbled, and sensing a glimmer of hope for my beloved country.

Use reason, it is the closest you are going to get to Godly conduct .

Clifford A. Wright


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Wild Thing's comment........

This is so good! I also sent it to some of our relatives.



....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.


Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67



Posted by Wild Thing at 03:48 AM | Comments (3)

April 24, 2010

Government Releases New Numbers on Obamacare Showing Costs Will Skyrocket






The federal government released a new report on the cost of Obamacare and the results are troubling. The report comes from actuaries from Medicare and Medicaid. Medical costs will skyrocket rising $389 billion 10 years. 14 million will lose employer-based coverage. Millions will be left without insurance. And millions more will be may be dumped into the already overwhelmed Medicaid system. 4 million American families will be hit with tax penalties under this new law.



Four Million Americans To Pay ObamaCare Fine In 2016

Investors Business Daily

AP reports that “4 million Americans — the vast majority of them middle class — will have to pay the new penalty for not getting health insurance when President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul law kicks in, according to congressional estimates released Thursday. The penalties will average a little more than $1,000 apiece in 2016, the Congressional Budget Office said in a report.”

Penalties will be phased in from 2014. By 2016, the fine will be $695 or 2.5% of household income, whichever is greater. More than a dozen states are challenging the individual mandate in federal court as unconstitutional.


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Wild Thing's comment.......

We knew it was bad before, and this just adds to it. I would like to know where these experts were before this monster was voted on.


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:45 AM | Comments (3)

April 22, 2010

Health-care Mandates Could Be 'null and void'




Health-care mandates could be 'null and void'

Citizens launch drive to put feds back in their constitutional place

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group of Americans who believe the federal government overstepped its constitutional bounds in passing the recent health-care legislation is rallying allies to a bold and controversial initiative: state nullification of the federal law.

"Now that health-care reform has been signed into law, the question people ask most is, 'What do we do about it?'" said Michael Boldin, founder of the Tenth Amendment Center, in a statement. "The status-quo response includes lobbying Congress, marching on D.C., 'voting the bums out,' suing in federal court and more. But the last 100 years have proven that none of these really work, and government continues to grow year in and year out."

Instead, the Center is reaching back into the history books to suggest states take up "nullification," a controversial measure that would essentially involve states saying to the federal government, "Not in our borders, you don't. That law has no effect here."

The Center is partnering with WeRefuse.com to announce release of model nullification legislation for states, called the Federal Health Care Nullification Act, and a call for 100,000 Americans to join a state-by-state petition to prompt legislators into action.

Nullification will allow Americans to stop the overreaching federal government now, not years from now," said Trevor Lyman of WeRefuse.com in a statement. "We can make our biggest waves in local politics. Our state governments understand the impact of a vocal and irate minority, and they simply need to hear from us.

"WeRefuse.com and the Tenth Amendment Center's Federal Health Care Nullification Act give our state legislators their marching orders," he continued.

The question of whether nullification is a legal and permissible step, however, has been battled over since the ink was still wet on the U.S. Constitution.

The controversy stems largely from Article VI of the U.S. Constitution, which reads in part: "This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land."

Many scholars today point to the Article VI "Supremacy Clause" as evidence that federal laws (such as the health-care legislation) override state laws (such as any proposed nullification act).

But not so fast, say nullification advocates, pointing to a different interpretation offered by some of America's Founding Fathers, based on the phrase in Article VI that suggests only federal laws made "in pursuance" of the Constitution are supreme.

In 1788, Alexander Hamilton wrote to the people of the state of New York in Federalist No. 33, arguing that the yet unratified Constitution limited the Supremacy Clause to only constitutional acts, and that federal laws that strayed outside those bounds deserved to be treated by "the smaller societies," meaning states, as "usurpation."

"It will not follow from this doctrine that acts of the large society which are not pursuant to its constitutional powers, but which are invasions of the residuary authorities of the smaller societies, will become the supreme law of the land," he wrote (all italics in the original). "These will be merely acts of usurpation, and will deserve to be treated as such. … It will not, I presume, have escaped observation, that it expressly confines this supremacy to laws made pursuant to the Constitution."

Ten years later, when faced with the unpopular Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison penned the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions, respectively, which asserted that the Acts had infringed on powers reserved "solely and exclusively to the respective states" and were therefore "altogether void and of no force."

In 1822, the General Court of Massachusetts blasted a federal embargo as "usurpation" and "oppression."

"We tremble for the liberties of our country! We think it the duty of the present generation, to stand between the next and despotism," the Court ruled. "The Committee are of opinion that the late act laying an embargo is unconstitutional, and void in divers of its provisions; not upon the narrow ground that the Constitution has expressly prohibited such acts, but upon the more broad and liberal ground that the People never gave a power to Congress to enact them."

The Court's solution was nullification, writing, "Whenever the national compact is violated, and the citizens of this State are oppressed by cruel and unauthorized laws, this Legislature is bound to interpose its power, and wrest from the oppressor its victim."

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Wild Thing's comment.......

I wonder how the IRS can be kept out of this from intimidating us and forcing us. I have always paid taxes and never messed with this kind of thing, knowing how horrible the IRS has been to people it really scares me.

The Constitution requires all revenue raising bills to originate in the House. This health care monstrosity that passed has to be considered a revenue raiser at least in part, because there are several new taxes included. Yet the bulk of the bill was first drawn up and passed in the SENATE, if you recall the history of it. All of it having to do with it's unconstitutionality.


And since obamacare specifically exempts members of one or two religious groups from paying into the system, while including them as beneficiaries of the system, this law establishes a state preferred religion, and therefore also violates the First Amendment.

It’s a unconstitutional bill and illegal.


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April 19, 2010

List Of Tax Hikes In Obamacare



H/T to Notoriously Conservative for the links.

Remeber when Obama said, "I've been a little amused over the last couple of days where people have been having these rallies about taxes," the president said, noting the numerous tax cuts pushed by his administration. "You would think they'd be saying thank you." Well, for all your little smug liberal friends that say Obama cuts taxes, ask them about the taxes stuffed into the new Obamacare disaster:

(Page numbers reference ORIGINAL REID-OBAMA BILL unless noted):

Individual Mandate Tax (Page 324/Sec. 1501/$15 bil/Jan 2014): Starting in 2014, anyone not buying “qualifying” health insurance must pay an income surtax according to the higher of the following (page 71 of manager’s amendment updates Reid bill):

Single
2014 $495/0.5% AGI $990/0.5% AGI $1485/0.5%/AGI
2 People
2015 $495/1.0% AGI $990/1.0% AGI $1485/1.0%/AGI
3+ People
2016+ $495/2.0% AGI $990/2.0% AGI $1485/2.0%/AGI


(Exemptions for religious objectors, undocumented immigrants, prisoners, those earning less than the poverty line, members of Indian tribes, and hardship cases (determined by HHS).)

Employer Mandate Tax (Page 348/Sec. 1513/$28 bil/Jan 2014): If an employer does not offer health coverage, and at least one employee qualifies for a health tax credit, the employer must pay an additional non-deductible tax of $750 for all full-time employees. Applies to all employers with 50 or more employees.

If the employer requires a waiting period to enroll in coverage of 30-60 days, there is a $400 tax per employee ($600 if the period is 60 days or longer).

Excise Tax on Comprehensive Health Insurance Plans (Page 1979/Sec. 9001/$149.1 bil/Jan 2011): Starting in 2013, new 40 percent excise tax on “Cadillac” health insurance plans ($8500 single/$23,000 family). Higher threshold ($9850 single/$26,000 family) for early retirees and high-risk professions. CPI +1 percentage point indexed. Longshoremen have been exempted (page 362 of the manager’s amendment)

From 2013-2015, the 17 highest-cost states are 120% of this level.

Employer Reporting of Insurance on W-2 (Page 1996/Sec. 9002/Min$/Jan 2011): Preamble to taxing health benefits on individual tax returns.

Medicine Cabinet Tax (Page 1997/Sec. 9003/$5 bil/Jan 2011): No longer allowable to use health savings account (HSA), flexible spending account (FSA), or health reimbursement (HRA) pre-tax dollars to purchase non-prescription, over-the-counter medicines (except insulin)

HSA Withdrawal Tax Hike (Page 1998/Sec. 9004/$1.3 bil/Jan 2011): Increases additional tax on non-medical early withdrawals from an HSA from 10 to 20 percent, disadvantaging them relative to IRAs and other tax-advantaged accounts, which remain at 10 percent.

FSA Cap (Page 1999/Sec. 9005/$13.3 bil/Jan 2011): Imposes cap on FSAs of $2500 (now unlimited). Indexed to inflation after 2011 (added on page 363 of manager’s amendment)

Corporate 1099-MISC Information Reporting (Page 1999/Sec. 9006/$17.1 bil/Jan 2012): Requires businesses to send 1099-MISC information tax forms to corporations (currently limited to individuals), a huge compliance burden for small employers

Excise Tax on Charitable Hospitals (page 2001/Sec. 9007/Min$/immediate): $50,000 per hospital if they fail to meet new "community health assessment needs," "financial assistance," and "billing and collection" rules set by HHS (updated on page 364 of manager’s amendment).

Tax on Innovator Drug Companies (Page 2010/Sec. 9008/ $22.2 bil/Jan 2010): $2.3 billion annual tax on the industry imposed relative to share of sales made that year.

Tax on Medical Device Manufacturers (Page 2020/Sec. 9009/$19.2 bil/Jan 2010): $2 billion annual tax on the industry imposed relative to shares of sales made that year. Exempts items retailing for <$100. Rises to $3 billion annually in 2017 (updated by page 364 of manager’s amendment).

Tax on Health Insurers (Page 2026/Sec. 9010/$59.6 bil/Jan 2011): $10 billion annual tax on the industry imposed relative to health insurance premiums collected that year. Phases in gradually until 2017. Fully-imposed on firms with $50 million in profits (updated on page 365 of manager’s amendment)

Eliminate tax deduction for employer-provided retirement Rx drug coverage in coordination with Medicare Part D (Page 2034/Sec. 9012/$5.4 bil/Jan 2011)

Raise "Haircut" for Medical Itemized Deduction from 7.5% to 10% of AGI (Page 2034/Sec. 9013/$15.2 bil/Jan 2013): Waived for 65+ taxpayers in 2013-2016 only

$500,000 Annual Executive Compensation Limit for Health Insurance Executives (Page 2035/Sec. 9014/$0.6 bil/Jan 2013)

Hike in Medicare Payroll Tax (Page 2040/Sec. 9015/$86.8 bil/Jan 2013): Current law and changes:

Current Law:

First $200,000 ($250,000 Married) = 1.45%/1.45%
2.9% self-employed

All Remaining Wages Employer/Employee = 1.45%/1.45%
2.9% self-employed

Reid-Obama Tax Hike:

First $200,000($250,000 Married) Employer/Employee = 1.45%/1.45%
2.9% self-employed

All Remaining Wages Employer/Employee = 1.45%/2.35%
3.8% self-employed

The 0.9% new rate addition is not deductible for the self-employment tax adjustment. Updated by page 372 of manager’s amendment.

Blue Cross/Blue Shield Tax Hike (Page 2044/Sec. 9016/$0.4 bil/Jan 2010): The special tax deduction in current law for Blue Cross/Blue Shield companies would only be allowed if 85 percent or more of premium revenues are spent on clinical services

STRICKEN: Tax on Cosmetic Medical Procedures (Page 2045/Sec. 9017/$5.8 bil/Jan 2010): New 5% excise tax on elective cosmetic surgery to be paid by the surgery patient.

REPLACED BY: Tax on Indoor Tanning Services (Page 373 of Manager’s amendment/$2.7 billion/July 1, 2010): New 10% excise tax on indoor tanning salons




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Wild Thing's comment........


Obabacare = Pure Fascism!!!!

Obama didn’t cut taxes, he played with the witholding tables, which has come as a shock to many of his followers when they find out they were underpaying and had a bill this year.. NO actual tax rate cuts have taken place since he has been in office. At least that is how I understand it,.

Notice how Obama refers to the American people as *them, they and their*???????????????????


.... Thank you Jim for sending this to me.


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April 15, 2010

Another Doctor Warns He Won't Treat Medicare Patients Soon


Dr. Joseph Scherzer from Scottsdale, AZ explains to Foxnews Neil Cavuto



If you voted for Obamacare, be aware these doors will close before it goes into effect.” The note is signed Joseph M. Scherzer M.D. and includes the following addendum: “****Unless Congress or the Courts repeal the BILL.”

Scherzer, who attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, has been a practicing Dermatologist in Scottsdale, Ariz., since 1976. Reached yesterday at his office, Dr. Scherzer, 63, said he plans to stop practicing before 2014 when the bill’s full impact will be felt because he refuses to deal with the headache of increased government involvement in health care.


“I’m absolutely serious [about stopping practicing] and it’s not just because I’ll be nearing 65,” Scherzer said. “The stress is what would push me out the door. From what I’ve gathered hearing from my friends and peers, most physicians I’ve heard from feel the same way.”

Scherzer said the bill’s emphasis on punitive measures for physicians not following government-prescribed treatment methods under Medicare would increase his anxiety level to the point he would no longer be able to practice medicine. The maximum fine was previously $10,000; under the bill it will now be capped at $50,000. Scherzer said the fine system makes seeing a Medicare patients a difficult and stressful exercise.




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Wild Thing's comment.......

Buried deep within the health care legislation is an amendment to the health care fraud provision of the U.S. code. The amendment states that "a person need not have actual knowledge of this section or specific intent to commit a violation of this section" for the government to secure a felony conviction (2010 HR 3590, Sec. 6402 (f)(2)). Simply put, the effect of this amendment is that if your health care provider, or someone working for your health care provider, makes a mistake in Medicaid or Medicare billing, they would be found guilty of a felony.

Correspondence from the American College of Surgeons confirming that the new healthcare legislation does indeed seem to lower the bar for fraud and abuse. To wit, it could be very easy to unintentionally violate CMS rules and be convicted of a felony.



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April 13, 2010

Woman Says Obama Is Going To Pay For Her Health Care ~ OMG




This video is set not to be embedded so I can't put it here in video form. But just CLICK on this link to see it. It is a must see. LOL



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRgB2eeHZEw




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Title for the Video is :

Your Higher Taxes pay for My healthcare thanks President Obama Healthcare Reform


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Wild Thing's comment........

Hahahahah she is stupid but besides that she is funny. It had me laughing watching and listening to her BS. She has no clue how government works and how we the people pay for this crap socialized medicine.

What hit me too is that she is typical of obama voters and the ones that hang out at his website for his kool-aid drinkers. I wonder if she is related to the man that said it is Christmas now with obamacare and the other woman that said obama was going to pay her mortage and for her gas for her vehicle.


What the heck is in the water these people drink?????


......Thank you RAC for sending this to me.

RAC has a website that is awesome. 336th Assault Helicopter Company



13th Combat Aviation Battalion - 1st Aviation Brigade - Soc Trang, Republic of Vietnam


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April 08, 2010

Hand Out Hungry Obama Voters The Looters are Restless.: "Where Do We Get the Free ObamaCare?"




Health care overhaul spawns mass confusion for public

Two weeks after President Barack Obama signed the big health care overhaul into law, Americans are struggling to understand how — and when — the sweeping measure will affect them.

Questions reflecting confusion have flooded insurance companies, doctors' offices, human resources departments and business groups.

"They're saying, 'Where do we get the free Obama care, and how do I sign up for that?' " said Carrie McLean, a licensed agent for eHealthInsurance.com. The California-based company sells coverage from 185 health insurance carriers in 50 states.
McLean said the call center had been inundated by uninsured consumers who were hoping that the overhaul would translate into instant, affordable coverage. That widespread misconception may have originated in part from distorted rhetoric about the legislation bubbling up from the hyper-partisan debate about it in Washington and some media outlets, such as when opponents denounced it as socialism.
"We tell them it's not free, that there are going to be things in place that help people who are low-income, but that ultimately most of that is not going to be taking place until 2014," McLean said.




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Wild Thing's comment........

These people aren’t just stupid, they’re weapons grade stupid. This is what happens when one’s base is intellectually and morally flatline.

When these creeps call up asking about their obamacare, they should tell them......“I have no idea—you’d better call the White House.”

On the other side, the people that LOVE our country.....

Eighteen states have now joined the lawsuit to oppose Obamacare

Even with Minnesota and Wisconsin’s Democratic Attorneys General opting to side with the feds rather than defend state sovereignty, the decision to fight ObamaCare in the courts over federal encroachment has become popular. With the addition of five states today, the count has now reached 18 states that will demand action in court to stop the enforcement of the individual mandate, among other matters: The joint lawsuit led by Florida and now grouping 18 states was filed on March 23. It claims the sweeping reform of the $2.5 trillion healthcare system violates state-government rights in the U.S. Constitution and will force massive new spending on hard-pressed state governments.
South Carolina, Nebraska, Texas, Utah, Louisiana, Alabama, Colorado, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Washington, Idaho, and South Dakota had previously joined Florida’s lawsuit.
“We welcome the partnership of Indiana, North Dakota, Mississippi, Nevada and Arizona as we continue fighting to protect the constitutional rights of American citizens and the sovereignty of our states,” Bill McCollum said.


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Obamacare First Then The Heavy Taxes On The 95% Americans







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Wild Thing's comments..........

I swear Obama keeps my blood boiling! God help the person that voted for obama and then complains about taxes, obamacare or anything else that is being shoved at us from the dictator!



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April 06, 2010

IRS Chief: Americans Must Buy Health Insurance or Lose Their Tax Refunds ~ The Reign of Tyranny Continues





IRS Chief: Americans Must Buy Health Insurance or Lose Their Tax Refunds

Daily Caller

Individuals who don’t purchase health insurance may lose their tax refunds according to IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman. After acknowledging the recently passed health-care bill limits the agency’s options for enforcing the individual mandate, Shulman told reporters that the most likely way to penalize individuals that don’t comply is by reducing or confiscating their tax refunds.

Speaking at the National Press Club on Monday, Shulman downplayed the IRS’s role in enforcing the recent overhaul of the health insurance industry by claiming the agency would not aggressively target individuals who don’t purchase coverage. He noted that the health-care bill expressly forbids the agency from freezing bank accounts, seizing assets or pursuing criminal charges, but when pressed said the IRS would most likely use tax refund offsets to penalize those that don’t comply with the mandate. The IRS uses refund offsets to collect from individuals that owe the federal government a delinquent debt.

“These are not the kinds of things we send agents out about,” Shulman said. “These are things where you get a letter from us. Congress was very careful to make sure there was nothing too punitive in this bill.”

“I think there’s a couple important points I would make though about our role in health reform. One is that these are not the kinds of things – check the box whether you’re here or not – that we send agents out about. These are things where you get a letter from us…

“My belief is that while some people may play with the kind of question that was asked, the vast majority of people have a healthy respect for the law and want to be compliant with their tax obligations and whatever else the law holds.

“People will get letters from us, we can actually do collection if need be, people can get offsets of their tax returns in future years. So there’s a variety of ways for us to focus on things like fraud, things like abuse.”


He also said it is too early to know what additional resources or how many employees the IRS will need to enforce compliance with the mandate and clarified his reasons for using a professional tax preparer.




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Wild Thing's comment.........

"Individuals who don’t purchase health insurance may lose their tax refunds according to IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman"

This news will have people filling out new W-4s from coast to coast and in the end, the government will earn less interest because they'll be hoarding less overpayments. There is some really mindboggling stuff going on in this country right now.


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April 05, 2010

Join Me In Signing The Petition To Require Congressmen and Senators To Be Under Obamacare Like We The People




On Tuesday, the Senate health committee voted 12-11 in favor of a two-page amendment that would require all Members and their staff to enroll in any new government-run health plan..

Three cheers for Congressman John Fleming of Louisiana!

Congressman (Louisiana physician) has proposed an amendment that would require congressmen and senators to take the same health care plan they force on us (under proposed legislation they are curiously exempt).

Congressman Fleming is encouraging people to go on his Website and Sign his petition (very simple - just email).


http://fleming.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=55

It took me less than a minute to sign up to require our congressmen and senators to drink at the same trough!


Please urge as many people as you can to do the same!

If Congress forces this on the American people, the Congress should have to accept the same level of health care for themselves and their families.

To do otherwise is the height of hypocrisy!




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Wild Thing's comment........

I signed this and am so glad they have this. Let's make sure congress eats the same dog food they feed us!

Congressman John Fleming 's AMENDMENT is just what those arrogant nutcases in our congress and senate should be FORCED to adhere to.
Who do they think they are? Kings and Queens? (Well....except for Barney.)



......Thank you RAC for sending this to me.


RAC has a website that is awesome. 336th Assault Helicopter Company


13th Combat Aviation Battalion - 1st Aviation Brigade - Soc Trang, Republic of Vietnam




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April 03, 2010

"If You Voted for Obama…Seek Care Elsewhere" Says Doctor In Florida ~ Good For Him!!!






Mount Dora, Florida

"If they're insulted in some way, they can leave. I do not deny care to anyone, nor do I treat anyone any differently if they come in and tell me, 'I'm an Obama supporter.'


Mount Dora (Florida) doctor tells Obama supporters: Go elsewhere

Orlando Sentinel

A doctor who considers the national health-care overhaul to be bad medicine for the country posted a sign on his office door telling patients who voted for President Barack Obama to seek care "elsewhere."

"I'm not turning anybody away — that would be unethical," Dr. Jack Cassell, 56, a Mount Dora urologist and a registered Republican opposed to the health plan, told the Orlando Sentinel on Thursday. "But if they read the sign and turn the other way, so be it."

The sign reads: "If you voted for Obama…seek urologic care elsewhere. Changes to your healthcare begin right now, not in four years."


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Appearing in an exclusive cable TV interview with Fox News' Neil Cavuto, Dr. Jack Cassell also clarified that his sign telling patients who voted for Obama to "seek urologic care elsewhere" was misinterpreted and blown out of proportion, as he was adamant that he would still take care of patients regardless of their political leanings and just wanted to send a message about the problems with Obama's health care "reform." It was gratifying to hear the good doctor tell his side of the story away from the liberal, mainstream media's spin, as they had been unfairly piling on and basically accusing him of turning away Obama voters.


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Wild Thing's comment........

Bravo! Good for him!!

“Changes to your healthcare begin right now, not in four years.”

Got to love it! It’s good for the idiots who voted for Obama to get immediate negative effects instead of seeing them years down the road.

I think it works both ways, I wouldn’t want a doctor who can’t wait for Obamacare to kick in and start determining my care based on what the government says he can do or not do for me.

There’s a poll next to the article, asking whether you think the doctor is within his rights. So far, fewer than 200 votes on this poll.

There is also a link within the article to another poll, asking whether you agree with the doctor.


No Obama care here? Is Mount Dora urologist Dr. Jack Cassell right to want Obama supporters to receive health care elsewhere?

Yes (1084 responses) 80%

No (260 responses) 19%

I don't know (15 responses) 1%

1359 total responses



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April 02, 2010

Illinois Congressman Phil Hare "Doesn't Care About The Constitution"






H/T Sharp Elbows blog

“I don’t care about the Constitution… I believe that is says we have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

Hello Phil Hare that’s the Declaration of Independence!! ~ Wild Thing


Questioner: [regarding obamacare] Where in the Constitution?

Congressman Phil Hare: I don't worry about the Constitution to be honest with you

Questioner: Jackpot brother!

Congressman Phil Hare: Oh, you know what I care more about, I care more about the people who are dying everyday who don't have healthcare.

Questioner: You care more about that than the US Constitution?

Congressman Phil Hare: I believe it says we have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Audience Member: That's the Declaration of Independence

Congressman Phil Hare: That doesn't matter to me! Either one....


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Wild Thing's comment.........

Lord, where do we get such slime What an idiot. I mean, what an absolute idiot. And he gets paid to be this stupid.

If such a man were to have uttered such rubbish after 1791 he would have been hanged.


Oath of office for Congressmen and Senators:

I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.

Sounds like he has forsworn his oath of office and should be ejected.

I hope Phil Hare keeps up his insane comments because he will be known as former Congressman Phil Hare in November.

What the democrats fail to comprehend is that for every tea partier that demonstrates in public, there are hundreds or even thousands behind the scenes that are not publicly active for many reasons, work, or unable to get around easily, those unable to go to the rallies etc. . That silent majority will be the sleeping giant in November.


Regarding Congressman Hare’s bleeding heart, Thomas Jefferson had made it clear regarding the General Welfare Clause that good intentions on Congress’s part are no substitute for basing legislation on enumerated powers.

“1. To lay taxes to provide for the general welfare of the United States, that is to say, “to lay taxes for the purpose of providing for the general welfare.” For the laying of taxes is the power, and the general welfare the purpose for which the power is to be exercised. They are not to lay taxes ad libitum for any purpose they please; but only to pay the debts or provide for the welfare of the Union. In like manner, they are not to do anything they please to provide for the general welfare, but only to lay taxes for that purpose. To consider the latter phrase, not as describing the purpose of the first, but as giving a distinct and independent power to do any act they please, which might be for the good of the Union, would render all the preceding and subsequent enumerations of power completely useless.
It would reduce the whole instrument to a single phrase, that of instituting a Congress with power to do whatever would be for the good of the United States; and, as they would be the sole judges of the good or evil, it would be also a power to do whatever evil they please.” –Jefferson’s Opinion on the Constitutionality of a National Bank : 1791



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Obama Laughs As His Obamacare A Wrecking Ball Takes Aim at Corporate America



Obamacare Wrecking Ball Takes Aim at Corporate America

Smoke and Change


The list of US companies announcing charges against earnings to cover the costs of Obamacare continues to grow. New arrivals include Boeing, Goodrich, Lockheed Martin, Ingersoll-Rand, ITW and Xcel Energy. Will Congressman Waxman haul the CEOs of all of these companies before his committee for an in-depth examination as well? When the dust settles Mr. Waxman is likely to be a very busy man considering many of the S&P 500 companies will probably announce some sort of charge related to Obamacare. Total announcements so far add up to more than $1.7 billion.

Company Cost

Here is the latest up to date list of company announcements regarding Obamacare.


3M $90 Million
AK Steel $31 Million
AT&T $1 Billion
Boeing $100 Million
Caterpillar $100 Million
Deer & Co $150 Million
Goodrich $10 Million
Honeywell $13 Million
Ingersoll-Rand $41 Million
ITW $22 Million
Lockheed Martin $96 Million
Valero $20 Million
Xcel Energy $17 Million


In addition to the costs being announced several companies have said they will need to review the healthcare benefits they currently provide to retirees with the upshot being many of these people will ultimately lose their private coverage and be forced into Medicare.

It’s also important to recognize that the announcements we’ve heard so far are from large companies who are able to issue a press release and get media coverage. There will be thousands, if not millions of personal stories and impacts to small businesses that will go largely unnoticed because they will not be in the form of a press release. They will simply be hard working Americans who drive this country’s economy taking yet another kick in the you know what to satisfy the latest power grab from an ever growing federal government.




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Wild Thing's comment........

“For 250 years, America has been known throughout the world as the place where anyone could work hard, scrape together a little money and invest in a great idea,” the Trends writers observe. “But a creeping kind of governmental interference has seriously threatened this ideal,” they argue. In other words, the Trends writers continue, “the very bedrock concept underlying what’s typically called ‘the American Dream’ is threatened by these measures.”

The Trends theory is a real life experiment. It’s called the Obama agenda.

Dear God I wish Obama's war on success would end. Obama wants to not only punish the rich, but punish America for having rich people. That’s justice in his mind, and he never goes after Soros or the cronies that financed him.



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April 01, 2010

N.Y. Times Columnist Paul Krugman : Death panels will save 'a lot of money' ~ LOL What a Joke!




N.Y. Times columnist: Death panels will save 'a lot of money'

Paul Krugman tells 'Roundtable' economists agree it's 'going to be major'

wnd ...for complete article

Left-leaning New York Times economic columnist Paul Krugman says the so-called "death panels" established by President Obama's trillion-dollar nationalized health-care plan will end up saving "a lot of money" for the government.

The comments from Krugman, who also writes on the New York Times blogs, came during a discussion of "Obamacare" on the ABC News Sunday program "This Week."

"People on the right, they're simultaneously screaming, 'They're going to send all the old people to death panels,' and 'It's not going to save any money,'" he said.
Another panelist interjected, "Death panels would save money," to which Krugman responded:


The advisory panel which has the ability to make more or less binding judgments on saying this particular expensive treatment actually doesn't do any good medically and so we are not going to pay for it. That is actually going to save quite a lot of money. We don't know how much yet. The CBO gives it very little credit but, but most, most of the health care economists I talk to think that's going be a really, uh a really major cost saving.


The video has been posted on the Conservatives4Palin website, and it was Palin who was among the first to denounce the "death panel" concept in the Democrats' government-run health care plan. That's the idea that appointed government officials who under the plan will have access to medical records will determine if a treatment will be provided to a needy patient. Theoretically, that could be a death sentence for a patient denied a treatment.


WND columnist Jane Chastain wrote about the issue shortly before the congressional vote.

"This bill sets up an Independent Medicare Advisory Board, which is to recommend cuts for the sole purpose of limiting the amount of resources going to Medicare patients. Some have called it a 'Death Panel,'" she wrote.

"You may think this is harsh, but if this bill passes, many seniors will die prematurely because the recommendations of these unelected bureaucrats will go into effect. Congress is not required to act on them!"

"Obama … wants Granny to believe that she will be able to receive that operation or treatment that could save or extend her life. Nothing could be further from the truth! There is a reverse incentive in this bill that actually penalizes Granny's primary-care physician if he or she is in the top 10 percent of doctors who refer patients to specialists. This puts a wedge between Granny and the doctor she trusts to act in her best interest."

Richard Poe, a New York Times best-selling author, documented in a previous report for WND how the government's plan to cut health-care costs will, in effect, cut health care itself for some.

"The only question is whose" health care will be cut, Poe wrote. "The numbers make clear that most of these cuts will have to come at the expense of those who need health care the most – the elderly, the disabled and the gravely ill."

He cited Obama's acknowledgement that "older, sicker societies pay more on health care than younger, healthier ones."

"He is right," Poe wrote. "According to a 2006 study by the Department of Health and Human Services, five percent of the U.S. population accounts for nearly 50 percent of health care spending in America. Who are those five percent? Most are people over 65 years of age with serious, chronic illnesses.

"By contrast, the study notes, half of the U.S. population 'spends little or nothing on health care… with annual medical spending below $664 per person.' These, of course, are mostly healthy young people – people without serious, chronic illnesses," Poe wrote.

"Obviously, Obama will not meet his cost-cutting targets by reducing care to healthy young people. They are already spending next to nothing. It is the old, the dying and the chronically ill whose health care he will cut. The numbers make this clear," Poe said.

Some of the "old, the dying and the chronically ill" appear to be catching on. According to a report from Fox News, an estimated 60,000 members of AARP, which endorsed "Obamacare," have turned in their cards and canceled their memberships in recent weeks.



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Wild Thing's comment.......


LOL Go ahead Paul, save us some money and get sick.

But...but....Paul, Obama and the rest of our lawmakers neglected to deal themselves in on the socialized medicine bill,.

They don't exist.
They don't exist.
They don't exist.
And besides, they're going to save us a whole bunch of money!


There's no abortion language ...
There's no abortion language ...
There's no abortion language ...
But I will write an EO to overrule the abortion language.

The level of corruption that will arise from "Obamacare" will be jaw dropping.




....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.


Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


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March 31, 2010

Obama Medicare Pick, Donald Berwick, Urges 'radical transfer of power'




Obama Medicare pick urges 'radical transfer of power'


Claims U.S. system measures patients' quality of care by 'color of their skin'


wnd


Obama's reported pick to run Medicare and Medicaid, Donald Berwick, has argued for a "radical transfer of power" in the health industry and claimed patients' quality of care in the U.S. medical system is currently measured by the "color of their skin," WND has learned.

The Financial Times and other news organizations yesterday quoted an administration official stating Obama intends to nominate Berwick to take the helm of the largest medical payer in the nation – the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

The news emerged as the White House announced it had sidestepped Senate confirmations by appointing 15 nominees to administration positions, including a controversial top lawyer for two U.S. labor unions.

Berwick, president and CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, has been widely recognized as one of the most sought-after experts on health-care quality. In 2005, Modern Healthcare, a leading industry publication, named Berwick the third most powerful person in American medicine.

At a 2008 Families USA conference speech documented by Health Beat, a healthcare industry blog, Berwick slammed the U.S. health-care system as "bloated" and "broken."


The blog points out Berwick noted, "There's a myth that American healthcare is the best in the world."

"It's not," he continued. "It's not even close."
"It's thought to be the best because we have the most health care," Berwick stated. However, he said, "40 percent of the care that Americans actually need is not received. ... Cost is the barrier.
"Here is a question I often ask my students," added Berwick. "When you meet a new patient, what is the one test that you could do that would tell you how long that patient is likely to live?
"Typically, students answer: 'Ask them if they smoke,' or 'Test their blood sugar.'
"No," Berwick said. "Just look at the color of their skin."

Last year, Berwick authored a Harvard position paper, "What 'Patient-Centered' Should Mean: Confessions of an Extremist." The tome was obtained and reviewed by WND.

"In this paper I argue for a radical transfer of power and a bolder meaning of 'patient-centered care,' whether in a medical home or in the current cathedral of care: the hospital," stated Berwick.

A 2004 extensive Boston Globe profile of Berwick, meanwhile, labeled the physician and activist a health-care "revolutionary" who wants to "blow up" the system:


The deeper Berwick has gotten into the (health-care economic) problem over the last decade, the more radicalized he has become. At this point, mild-mannered, soft- spoken, self-effacing 57-year-old Don Berwick can best be described as a revolutionary. A lot of people say the current health-care system is broken, but by that they mean the manner of financing it. Berwick gets irritated when health-care leaders complain about a lack of resources.

"There's too much money in the system already," he says.
His critique takes aim at the medical profession's exalted view of itself. He's convinced that the fundamentals of the current system – the same fundamentals Boston used to build its reputation as the world's medical leader – are so screwed up that it is no longer possible for the medical profession to provide reliable, high-quality care, no matter how many innovations its renowned doctors roll out, no matter how many awards they rack up. "They want to cure cancer," Berwick says. "Well, how about curing health care?"
His conclusion: To save the health care system, it first needs to be blown up.


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Wild Thing's comment...........

Obamacare is the most anti-American, socialistic pieces of crap in the history of our Republic.


With Obama's record I he would have asked Joseph Mengele to also be a part of his administration.



....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.


Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


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March 30, 2010

Obamacare to establish a "Ready Reserve Corps"






by Andrew Napolitano

Section 5210 of HR 3590 the Obamacare Healthcare Reform Law: Establishing a Ready Reserve Corps.

In the healthcare debate during the last few months, the issue of creating a small armed force under the control of the President seems to have escaped notice. The legislation that creates this para-military force purports to pre-empt the authority of State governors to control their own National Guard, absent war, which the Constitution does not authorize.


The Judge said they would be medical professionals training with sidearms / the military.
Language is too vague...power to take over the National Guard in peace time. This is a constitutional confrontation.

He states there was no debate on the floor of the congress.

1. Military is only budgeted every year this supplies money for 4 yrs.
2. You won’t be able to retire if you are on active duty
3. National guard and physician you can’t retire unless the president lets you.

Congress has created this without debate authorized president to remove military personnel from the states or to create a new army have legitimate fear in my view.
We don’t know how this will be implemented. The language is vague. It could be military or non - military and still be consistent with the statute.


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Wild Thing's comment......

Shep is an idiot, but thank God for Judge Napolitano .


Every week and sometimes every day something new happens to demonstrate that Obama is trying to destroy America. So far everything is going according to the fascist plan of the Obama Junta.



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'Obamacare' Cops: $1 Billion To Force New Tax Compliance





'Obamacare' cops: $1 billion to force new tax compliance

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Collecting taxes under the Democrats' newly passed health-care plan will cost the federal government more than $1 billion a year in salaries alone, Republicans in Congress estimate.

The legislation will require the IRS to hire as many as 16,500 additional auditors, agents and other employees to investigate and collect billions in new taxes imposed on Americans, according to a House Committee on Ways and Means Committee Republican report prepared March 18 for ranking members Reps. Dave Camp, R-Mich., and Charles Boustany, R-La.

In March 2009, the federal government's average annual salary was $42,035 for tax examiners, $91,507 for internal revenue agents and $63,547 for tax specialists, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics "Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition."

Averaging the three pay grade averages yields an estimated $65,696 per IRS worker hired, assuming an equal number of tax examiners, internal revenue agents and tax specialists.

Together, the 16,500 new IRS personnel needed to collect taxes under the new legislation will cost the federal government somewhere in the realm of $1.1 billion

The IRS media office objected that the Joint Committee on Taxation publication JCX-18-10 issued March 21, "Technical Explanation of the Revenue Provisions of the Reconciliation Act," does not specify any number of IRS personnel that must be hired to implement the tax provisions of the bill.

Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, disagrees.

"The Internal Revenue Service will see its largest expansion since withholding taxes were enacted during World War II to enforce the glut of new tax mandates and penalties included in the Democrats' latest health care plan," reads a statement on Brady's congressional website.

Brady is the ranking Republican on the Joint Economic Committee.

"We need thousands of new doctors and nurses in America, not thousands more IRS agents," Brady insists. "In addition to more complicated tax returns, families and small businesses will be forced to reveal further tax information to the IRS, provide proof of 'government approved' health care and submit detailed sales information to comply with new excise taxes."

By 2016, the IRS will be required under the "Obamacare" legislation to monitor the health insurance status of individuals and businesses to determine if the insurance purchased as reported on tax returns meets the level of coverage required by the law. In cases of noncompliance fees and penalties are to be assessed.


The IRS could not give WND any indication how the Democrats' new legislation would implement the "bounty hunter" program President Obama suggested would track down abusers and collect evaded taxes on all government health programs, including Medicare and Medicaid.

The IRS further did not respond by publication deadline to WND's request for information regarding the likely number of additional personnel the IRS would have to hire to implement Obamacare, the immediate tax consequences the IRS would have to monitor and audit, and the likely cost to the IRS of implementing the new health legislation.



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Wild Thing's comment........

Welcome to Zimbabwe!


They did not include the cost of all the weapons and ammo for his newly formed brown shirt brigade.

We’d all better be working our butts off to ensure that Real Conservatives win the 2010 and 2012 elections! We can derail/stop this monstrosity, but it will require a lot of work!



....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.


Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


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After Obamacare Vote, Stupak 11 request billions in earmarks



After health care vote, Stupak 11 request billions in earmarks


A day after Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich., and ten other House members compromised on their pro-life position to deliver the necessary yes-votes to pass health care reform, the "Stupak 11" released their fiscal year 2011 earmark requests, which total more than $3.4 billion--an average of $314 million worth of earmark requests for each lawmaker. *

Of the eight lawmakers whose 2010 requests were available for comparison, five requested more money this week than they did a year ago: Rep. Jerry Costello, D-Ill., Rep. Kathy Dahlkemper, D-Pa., Rep. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., Brad Ellsworth, D-Ind., and Rep. Charles Wilson, D-Ohio.

The eleven members were the focus of high level pressure by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other top Democrats because they threatened to vote against the health care reform bill, which passed the House on Sunday, March 21, by a seven vote margin. Granting earmark requests are one of the ways leadership can encourage members to vote their way.

Stupak requested more than $578 million in earmarks, including $125 million for a replacement lock on the Sault Ste. Marie, $25.6 million to build a federal courthouse in Marquette, Mich., $15 million to repaint the Mackinac Bridge and $800,000 to preserve the Quincy Mining Company smelter near Hancock in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

In 2009, the first year that members disclosed earmark requests, most members requested far more earmarks than were funded by the Appropriations Committee, which approves or denies requests. According to Taxpayers for Common Sense, Stupak's funded earmarks--including those he requested jointly with other members--totaled $28.6 million.

Despite a newly enacted ban on earmarks to for-profit firms, Stupak requested a total of $52 million for companies in his district out of the $65.9 million he requested from the Defense Appropriations bill.

Requests from Costello increased the most, but that was due to a $1.35 billion request to fund federal program called Impact Aid, which assists local educational agencies. Costello, along with 44 other lawmakers, signed a letter sent to the Appropriations Committee requesting the funds. Earlier this month, House Republicans decided to forgo earmarks for the 2011 appropriations process. House Democrats barred earmarks to for-profit companies, which mostly impacts contractors seeking earmarks from the Defense Appropriations bill.

Universities and non-profit organizations may reap the benefits of the new policy, though for-profit companies won't be shut out. Stupak requested a $4 million earmark for the Consortium for Plant Biotechnology Research, Inc., a nonprofit corporation that researches and develops new strains of seeds--including through genetic engineering--to aid U.S. agriculture. The consortium's membership includes "39 agribusiness companies and trade associations," according to Stupak's request.



Wild Thing's comment........


They are political whores every one of them.


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March 29, 2010

Wonderful Jim DeMint: “The President Is Mocking Americans”





Well, Bob, the president is mocking Americans who continue to be against this bill. And he said, bring it on. And that`s what we intend to do.”


GOP Senator Vows to Keep Up Fight to Repeal Reform Bill, Says Victor of Health Battle "Will Be Known in November"

Republican Senator Jim DeMint accused President Barack Obama of "mocking Americans" who are opposed to the Democrats' health care reform bill, and suggested that, as characterized in his recess appointments, circumventing Congress has become the president's style.

Saying that more than 60% of Americans want Republicans to continue to fight the bill, even though it was signed into law by the president last week, DeMint said that the law should be repealed. "I want to repeal it; I want to replace it with real reform that puts patients in charge of their health care again," DeMint said.





Wild Thing's comment........

Republicans must continue the fight and we need to support them -- our lives depend on it, literally.

Thank God for Jim DeMint, he is standing up for all of us against this jug-eared lying communist.


This is his Facebook page


http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=671586719#!/senatordemint?ref=ts



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March 28, 2010

Andrew Napolitano: Supreme Court to Strike Down Obamacare





Newsmax


There is also a video at the Newsmax site that is a different video then the one above for more information. ~ Wild Thing

Barack Obama is one of the worst presidents ever in terms of respecting constitutional limitations on government, and the states suing the federal government over healthcare reform "have a pretty strong case" and are likely to prevail, according to author and judicial analyst Andrew P. Napolitano.


In an exclusive interview with Newsmax.TV's Ashley Martella, Napolitano says the president's healthcare reforms amount to "commandeering" the state legislatures for federal purposes, which the Supreme Court has forbidden as unconstitutional.

"The Constitution does not authorize the Congress to regulate the state governments," Napolitano says. "Nevertheless, in this piece of legislation, the Congress has told the state governments that they must modify their regulation of certain areas of healthcare, they must surrender their regulation of other areas of healthcare, and they must spend state taxpayer-generated dollars in a way that the Congress wants it done.

That's called commandeering the legislature," he says. "That's the Congress taking away the discretion of the legislature with respect to regulation, and spending taxpayer dollars. That's prohibited in a couple of Supreme Court cases. So on that argument, the attorneys general have a pretty strong case and I think they will prevail.”

Napolitano, author of his just-released “Lies the Government Told You: Myth, Power, and Deception in American History” and a Fox News senior judicial analyst, is the youngest Superior Court judge ever to attain lifetime tenure in the state of New Jersey. He served on the bench from 1987 to 1995.

Napolitano tells Newsmax that the longstanding precedent of state regulation of the healthcare industry makes the new federal regulations that much more problematic.

"The Supreme Court has ruled that in areas of human behavior that are not delegated to the Congress in the Constitution, and that have been traditionally regulated by the states, the Congress can't simply move in there," Napolitano says. "And the states for 230 years have had near exclusive regulation over the delivery of healthcare. The states license hospitals. The states license medications. The states license healthcare providers whether they're doctors, nurses, or pharmacists. The feds have had nothing to do with it.

"The Congress can't simply wake up one day and decide that it wants to regulate this. I predict that the Supreme Court will invalidate major portions of what the president just signed into law…"

The judge also says he would rate President Obama as one of the worst presidents in terms of obedience to constitutional limitations.

"I believe we have a one party system in this country, called the big-government party," Napolitano says. "There is a Republican branch that likes war and deficits and assaulting civil liberties. There is a Democratic branch that likes welfare and taxes and assaulting commercial liberties.

"President Obama obviously is squarely within the Democratic branch. The president who had the least fidelity to the Constitution was Abraham Lincoln, who waged war on half the country, even though there's obviously no authority for that, a war that killed nearly 700,000 people. President Obama is close to that end of lacking fidelity to the Constitution. He wants to outdo his hero FDR."

For those who oppose healthcare, the Fox legal expert says, the bad news is that many of the legal challenges to healthcare reform will have to wait until 2014, when the changes become fully operational.

Until then, there would be no legal case that individuals had been actually harmed by the law. Moreover, Napolitano says it takes an average of four years for a case to work its way through the various federal courts the final hearing that's expected to come before the Supreme Court.

"You're talking about 2018, which is eight years from now, before it is likely the Supreme Court will hear this," he says.

Other issues that Napolitano addressed during the wide-ranging interview:

He believes American is in danger of becoming "a fascist country," which he defines as "private ownership, but government control." He adds, "The government doesn't have the money to own anything. But it has the force and the threat of violence to control just about anything it wants. That will rapidly expand under President Obama, unless and until the midterm elections give us a midterm correction – which everyone seems to think, and I'm in that group, is about to come our way.


Napolitano believes the federal government lacks the legal authority to order citizens to purchase healthcare insurance. The Congress [is] ordering human beings to purchase something that they might not want, might not need, might not be able to afford, and might not want -- that's never happened in our history before," Napolitano says. "My gut tells me that too is unconstitutional, because the Congress doesn't have that kind of power under the Constitution."


The sweetheart deals in the healthcare reform bill used that persuaded Democrats to vote for it – the Louisiana Purchase, Cornhusker Kickback, Gatorade Exception and others – create "a very unique and tricky constitutional problem" for Democrats, because they treat citizens differently based on which state they live in, running afoul of the Constitution's equal protection clause according to Napolitano. "So these bennies or bribes, whatever you want, or horse trading as it used to be called, clearly violate equal protection by forcing people in the other states to pay the bills of the states that don't have to pay what the rest of us do," Napolitano says.


Exempting union members from the so-called "Cadillac tax" on expensive health insurance policies, while imposing that tax on other citizens, is outright discrimination according to Napolitano. "The government cannot draw a bright line, with fidelity to the Constitution and the law, on the one side of which everybody pays, and the other side of which some people pay. It can't say, 'Here's a tax, but we're only going to apply it to nonunion people. Here's a tax, and we're only going to apply it to graduates of Ivy League institutions.' The Constitution does not permit that type of discrimination."


Politicians from both parties routinely disregard the Constitutional limits imposed on them by the nation's founding document, Napolitano says. "The problem with the Constitution is not any structural problem," says Napolitano. "The problem with the constitution is that those who take an oath to uphold it don't take their oath seriously. For example, just a month ago in interviewing Congressman Jim Clyburn, who's the No. 3 ranking Democrat in the House, I said to him, Congressman Clyburn, can you tell me where in the Constitution the Congress is authorized to regulate healthcare? He said, 'Judge, most of what we do down here,' referring to Washington, 'is not authorized by the Constitution. Can you tell me where in the Constitution we're prohibited from regulating healthcare.' Napolitano says that reflects a misunderstanding of what the Constitution actually is. "He's turning the Constitution on its head, because Congress is not a general legislature," he says. "It was not created in order to right every wrong. It exists only to legislate in the 17 specific, discrete, unique areas where the Constitution has given it power. All other areas of human area are reserved for the states."

Napolitano says that members of Congress infringe on Constitutional rights because they fail to recognize its basis. "They reject Jefferson's argument, in the Declaration of Independence, that our rights come from our Creator, therefore they're natural rights, therefore they can't be legislated away," Napolitano says. "They think they can legislate on any activity, regulate any behavior, tax any person or thing, as long as the politics will let them survive. They're wrong, and with this healthcare legislation, they may be proven wrong, in a very direct and in-your-face way."




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Wild Thing's comment.........

The Judge is always so good! Wouldn’t this be sweet. Especially after the way the justices were attacked by the Kenyan during his SOTU Show.

If Obamacare is not unconstitutional, then nothing is and the feds have all the power they want. Finding obamacare constitutional is the end of the Constitution. But then, that is what the fascists want.

Impeach the punk!




....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


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March 27, 2010

Obama and Democrats Working Hard Goal For The Economy To Collapse




Obamacare Will Cost US Corporations Billions


The health care overhaul will cost U.S. companies billions and make them more likely to drop prescription drug coverage for retirees because of a change in how the government subsidizes those benefits.
In the first two days after the law was signed, three major companies — Deere & Co., Caterpillar Inc. and Valero Energy — said they expect to take a total hit of $265 million to account for smaller tax deductions in the future.
With more than 3,500 companies now getting the tax break as an incentive to keep providing coverage, others are almost certain to announce similar cost increases in the weeks ahead as they sort out the impact of the change.


AT&T, 3M, And AK Steel Report Devastating Effects Of Health Bill


AT&T will take a $1 billion non-cash charge in first quarter related to the health care bill

By BARBARA ORTUTAY

ABC News


AT&T Inc. Will Take A $1 Billion Non-Cash Charge In The First Quarter Because Of The Health Care Overhaul And May Cut Benefits It Offers To Current And Retired Workers.


The charge is the largest disclosed so far. Earlier this week, AK Steel Corp., Caterpillar Inc., Deere & Co. and Valero Energy announced similar accounting charges, saying the health care law that President Barack Obama signed Tuesday will raise their expenses. On Friday, 3M Co. said it will also take a charge of $85 million to $90 million.

All five are smaller than AT&T, and their combined charges are less than half of the $1 billion that AT&T is planning. The $1 billion is a third of AT&T's most recent quarterly earnings. In the fourth quarter of 2009, the company earned $3 billion on revenue of $30.9 billion.
AT&T said Friday that the charge reflects changes to how Medicare subsidies are taxed. Companies say the health care overhaul will require them to start paying taxes next year on a subsidy they receive for retiree drug coverage.




3M Anticipates New U.S. Healthcare Law to Result in One-Time Charge of $85 -- $90 Million After Tax in First Quarter of 2010

Market Watch

3M Company Today That It Expects To Record A One-Time Non-Cash Charge Of $85 To $90 Million After Tax… Resulting From The Recently Enacted Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act.” “3M Company said today that it expects to record a one-time non-cash charge of $85 to $90 million after tax, or approximately 12 cents per share, in the first quarter of 2010, resulting from the recently enacted Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, including modifications made in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 passed by Congress on March 25, 2010. The charge is due to a reduction in the value of the company’s deferred tax asset as a result of a change to the tax treatment of Medicare Part D reimbursements.



AK Steel Sees $31 Million Charge From New Health Law

Business Week


AK Steel Holding Corp., the third largest U.S. steelmaker by sales, said it will record a non-cash charge of about $31 million resulting from the health-care overhaul signed into law by President Barack Obama.

The charge, to be recorded in the first quarter of 2010, is due to a reduction in the value of the company’s deferred tax asset because of a change to the treatment of Medicare Part D reimbursements under the new law, West Chester, Ohio-based AK Steel said in a statement today.
The almost $1 trillion overhaul signed today, called the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, was opposed by some U.S. businesses that said the measure would raise their costs.

Erin DiPietro, a spokeswoman for Pittsburgh-based U.S. Steel, said information was not immediately available on how the new health law would affect the company financially.


Caterpillar Inc. announced that Obamacare will cost the company $100 million in one quarter.

Caterpillar Inc., the world’s largest maker of construction equipment, last week said taxes and “new-coverage mandates” would raise its health-care costs by 20 percent, or more than $100 million in the first year.


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Wild Thing's comment.......


And so it continues. After just one week, ObamaCare will be taking over $1B out of the economy - just in anticipation of what is to come.

Obama, Karl Marx was NOT one of America's Founding Fathers!

ObamaCare sets all of its incentives to oppose growth. Can you imagine the impact this will have on the economy? Then there are all the other businesses that it will effect that make an income from the bigger business where employees work. Trickle down effect to other places of business, like their suppliers, even shopping employees would do would effect stores, so many things.


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March 26, 2010

Senator Max Baucs On Obamacare's Agenda - Redistribution Of Wealth




Senator Max Baucs addresses what Obamacare really is about after the Democrats passed the "fix" bill and sent it back to the House.


Sen. Max Baucus (D): “Too often, much of late, the last couple three years the mal-distribution of income in America is gone up way too much, the wealthy are getting way, way too wealthy, and the middle income class is left behind. Wages have not kept up with increased income of the highest income in America. This legislation will have the effect of addressing that mal-distribution of income in America.”



Wild Thing's comment........

Baucs always sounds like he is totally sloshed.

Obamacare is about control over our lives and it is also about power - to shift the power to where they want it (to them), they need votes. They buy the votes with money stolen from people who earned it and give it to subhumans who don’t ‘want’ to earn anything, except by a trip to a voting booth (and they want to be paid for ‘that’ trip, too). Democrats and liberals are disgusting human beings.



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The Most Partisan And Divisive President in Histroy Obama On GOP Running On Repeal: 'Go For It'



Obama was in Iowa City, Iowa yesterday where he made a campaign stop to try and sell ObamaCare, which he just signed into law.

Obama directly challenged Republicans and opponents of ObamaCare to "Go for it," in running on a platform this fall to repeal ObamaCare. The supremely confident President said he did not believe voters will want to give up the entitlements promised in the new law.

“This is the reform that some folks in Washington are still hollering about. And now that it’s passed, they’re already promising to repeal it,” Obama said. “They’re actually going to run on a platform of repeal in November. Well I say go for it.”




Wild Thing's comment.........

Arrogant !

Well good, we now have his permission. I feel better.

We are going for it Obama, with every ounce of energy we have! We will be celebrating when you are stopped in Nov. 2010 and you are gone after Nov. 2012.



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March 25, 2010

CBS Poll: Most, 62 percent, Want GOP to Keep Fighting on Health Bill



CBS Poll: Most Want GOP to Keep Fighting on Health Bill

CBS


A CBS News poll released Wednesday finds that nearly two in three Americans want Republicans in Congress to continue to challenge parts of the health care reform bill.

The Senate version of the legislation was passed by the House Sunday night, and President Obama signed it into law on Tuesday. The House also passed a separate reconciliation bill, which cannot be filibustered, that is now being debated in the Senate. That bill would make changes to the bill already signed into law.

Senate Republicans are now challenging whether the bill is truly a budget reconciliation bill (which is what makes it filibuster-proof) and inserting amendments designed to slow down passage. Republican attorneys general are also planning to challenge the constitutionality of the law.

The poll finds that 62 percent want Congressional Republicans to keep challenging the bill, while 33 percent say they should not do so. Nearly nine in ten Republicans and two in three independents want the GOP to keep challenging. Even 41 percent of Democrats support continued challenges.


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Wild Thing's comment......

GOOD and it should be even more of a percentage if people care about our country. I think the numbers are a lot higher in fact. Not everyone is polled, I never have been. Plus if it is online, not everyone, even today, has a computer. Everywhere we go people can be heard talking how they hate this. Grocery store, book store, all over the place, people talking to each other how concerned they are.

Obama and his ilk have declared war on the Constitution.



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Mark Levin on Our Newly Guaranteed "Right" to Socialized Medicine




PLEASE CLICK LINK Below... ......


http://vocalminority.typepad.com/files/levin2010-03-22_80kbps.mp3


It is well worth it, excellent!!!! OMG this is soooo good!

HOORAY Mark!!!


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March 24, 2010

More From Dictator Obama : Obamacare Exempts top Hill staff







Health bill may exempt top Hill staff


Politico


The health care reform bill signed into law by President Barack Obama Tuesday requires members of Congress and their office staffs to buy insurance through the state-run exchanges it creates – but it may exempt staffers who work for congressional committees or for party leaders in the House and Senate.

Staffers and members on both sides of the aisle call it an “inequity” and an “outrage” – a loophole that exempts the staffers most involved in writing and passing the bill from one of its key requirements.

The bill requires “congressional staff” to buy insurance from the exchanges – with a stipend from the Office of Personnel Management But page 158 of the bill defines “congressional staff” narrowly, as “employees employed by the official office of a member of congress, whether in the district office or in Washington.”

The Congressional Research Service believes a court could rule that the legislation "would exclude professional committee staff, joint committee staff, some shared staff, as well as potentially those staff employed by leadership offices.”

If that’s so, staffers who work for Nancy Pelosi in her capacity as representative from California would go into the exchange program, while staffers who work for her in her capacity as speaker would stay on the government’s plan. Other Capitol employees, like those who work for the Clerk of the House or the House Historian, would be similarly exempted.


Republican Senators Sens. Tom Coburn and Chuck Grassley, who both say they tried to correct the issue last year, are firing at Senate leadership, saying that Democrats purposely exempted upper-level staffers out of the bill.


“The American people will be appalled to learn the health care bill exempts leadership and committee staff. This special deal for unelected staff underscores everything the public detests about the arrogance of power in Washington,” Coburn said. “I tried to fix this inequity along with senators Grassley, Burr and Vitter, but Majority Leader [Harry] Reid obstructed our effort.”


Reid spokesman Jim Manley acknowledged that the bill exempts committee staff but argued that leadership staff is not excluded.


“The new health care law creates two double standards. The congressional staff who wrote the new law exempted themselves from the new health care system, while other staff will be in it,” Grassley said today in a statement. “And, President Obama himself will not live under Obama health care. The message to grassroots America is that it’s good enough for you, but not for us.”


A band of additional lawmakers, including Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.) say they want the health care reform extended to all staffers.


“It is ironic that the very staffers and members who were saying ‘if you like what you have you can keep it,’ are discovering that they may be the first casualties of that betrayal. I bet that in the coming weeks, the hypocrisy of this loophole will pale in comparison to the other flaws we’ll discover,” Blackburn said.


Some Republican staffers are furious about what they see as special treatment for committee and leadership aides.


“It is absolutely outrageous that the very people who were directly responsible for writing this legislation put in an exemption for themselves. It’s doesn’t get much more self-serving than that, and it’s downright offensive,” said one Republican staffer.


The potential for different treatment also exasperates the envy some office staffers feel toward their committee counterparts.


“There is a view held by many people that committee work is more stable. It pays a little better and you’re not as subject to the cyclical nature of elections,” one House Republican staffer said. “So, there is a perception that overall, committee staff have better jobs. This is an inequity.”


Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) said he’s heard nervous cloakroom and speaker’s lobby staffers discussing their confusion over which staffers would be covered and which would not.


“Staff is already buzzing about it. It creates disillusionment because of the uncertainty. Obviously staffers are anxious about it,” Chaffetz said. “The whole bill is full of loopholes, it’s such a mess.”




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Wild Thing's comment.......

“The whole bill is full of loopholes, it’s such a mess.”

It sure as heck is and that is only for starters how bad it is. I hope the staff do get angry about this, they should. This double standard is HUGE and shows even more how agaisnt all our Founding Fathers wanted.



Posted by Wild Thing at 04:50 AM | Comments (6)

Obamacare's Financial Cost to States Will Be 'Horrific'




Kit Bond: Obamacare's Financial Cost to States Will Be 'Horrific'

Newsmax

Four-term Sen. Kit Bond tells Newsmax that passage of President Obama and the Democrats’ healthcare reform bill sets the stage for turning the U.S. into a socialist country.
The Missouri Republican, who served two terms as governor of his state, also says the financial burden that the bill places on states by expanding Medicaid will be “horrific.”


But on a positive note, Sen. Bond believes “infuriated” voters will send a lot of new Republicans to Washington after the November elections.

Bond is vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee and a member of the Appropriations and Environment and Public Works Committees. He has announced that he won’t seek a fifth term in November.

He agrees with Sen. John McCain’s assertion that the Republicans will eventually repeal the healthcare legislation.

“It will take us some time, but I think when the people of America see that it raises taxes, raises premiums on existing health insurance so you can’t keep your health insurance, cuts Medicare and services for seniors, and still leaves us in debt — people are not going to be happy with it.
“It will be difficult to get Barack Obama to sign a repeal. But there may be, and hopefully will be, somebody new in the presidency in 2013.”

Bond says the Democrats will have difficulty in the Senate using reconciliation to pass the revised reform bill headed there from the House.

“There are so many bad things in that healthcare bill that we passed. I don’t know how many of them they will try to take out in reconciliation, but to take out substantive provisions requires 60 votes. And they’re not going to get 60 votes.”
Referring to the special deals the Democrats cut — like the so-called “Louisiana Purchase” allocating $300 million in federal subsidies for Medicaid in Louisiana to secure the vote of Sen. Mary Landrieu — Bond says:
“They make the whole thing smell very bad. There are special deals all around the country, and that’s why I think people are irritated not only with the substance but the process.
“I hope we won’t be trying to put lipstick on that pig the Senate passed. The thing is bad, bad, bad for healthcare, for jobs, and for the entire economy.”

Asked if passage of the healthcare bill will embolden President Obama and the Democrats to forge ahead with other items on their agenda, including cap-and-trade, Bond tells Newsmax:

“I hope it will not. But as I believe the president has said, passage of this government takeover of healthcare — he didn’t call it that, I did — is a template for how we’re going to deal with the rest of the economy. If they do that, we are rapidly going to become like a socialist country, with government making the decisions, which I think will destroy jobs, and people will really understand what a serious mistake this was.”

The healthcare bill includes a provision making the federal government the originator of all student loans and not just the guarantor of loans from private lending institutions.

Bond says that will “destroy private sector student loan insurance, which would affect 15 million families and throw out of work 20,000 people and replace them with four federal call centers around the nation that families will have to apply to for student loans. That kind of thing is an outrage to be in reconciliation.”

Asked about the dramatic expansion of Medicaid called for by the bill, Bond said: “The burdens on the state are horrific. I think in my state of Missouri, the estimates were $200 to $300 million more in Medicaid expenses.

“Most state budgets are strapped. States are fighting hard to deal with the budget shortfalls they have, and that Medicaid burden is another pail of water on drowning state budgets.”

Obama is now hitting the road in an attempt to sell the healthcare bill to angry voters. But Bond asserts: “If they tell the truth, I don’t think minds will change. But we found that some of his previous assertions about the bill were not true.

“I hope that the media and certainly the Republicans will be checking to see if his statements accurately reflect what the bill does.”
Bond likened the Democrats’ support for the healthcare bill despite widespread voter opposition to a “kamikaze mission.”
He says: “I’ve never seen anything that has ignited and infuriated so many people as this healthcare government takeover.”
About the Republicans’ chances in the November elections, Bond states: “I think we’ll be seeing a lot of new Republican faces on the Hill. I don’t know how many.
“I hope that the people who are concerned will continue to voice their concerns to their elected representatives, now and at the polls in November.”




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Wild Thing's comment.......


I keep changing our answering machine messgae at home. I am so ticked and I am using it to rant.

God help us, I hope a lot of Repubicans get elected, but we need a tons of them to completely blast away the amount of dems in office.


....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.



Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


Posted by Wild Thing at 04:48 AM | Comments (3)

March 23, 2010

Biden Forgetting About Mic Says To Obama " This is a big F-ing Deal"



Joe Biden introducing President Obama today at the White House Bill signing of the ObamaCare legislation. As Obama approached the podium, he and Biden shook hands and it sounds like Biden says to Obama, "This is a big f***ing deal."



Wild Thing's comment......


Hey Joe your supposed to at least try and act like a stateman even though you and Obama have the class of camel dung.
I guess he thinks he is at a sports event and their team won .

I do have to agree with Biden that it is a BIG deal, a HORRIBLE, anti-American, anti-Constitution big deal.



Posted by Wild Thing at 02:30 PM | Comments (7)

Obama And His Expanding the IRS To Be His Obamacare Auditing and ENFORCEMENT Arm




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ObamaCare Expands IRS to Become Health Care Auditing and Enforcement Arm on All Americans


Michigan Rep. Dave Camp explaining that the new ObamaCare Law that will be signed into law tomorrow by Communist Obama will result in the IRS becoming involved in the Health Care of Americans.

Because the new law mandates all Americans to buy Health Insurance, the IRS will be the audit and enforcement arm for ObamaCare. According to Camp, people who do not buy Health Insurance as defined by the Federal Government will be taxed, not fined. Camp said even if a person is without insurance for one month, they will pay 1/12th of the tax levied for not being in compliance.

To know who has not had insurance, Camp said the IRS will have to perform an audit of every American every year to determine if they have had Health Insurance that meets the definition of the Government and will then enforce the law by taxing those who have not complied. This audit and enforcement function is estimated to cost $10 billion in the first 10 years, and will likely add an additional 16,000 IRS employees.


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The IRS would be in charge of verifying that every American taxpayer has obtained acceptable health coverage for every month of the year. If the IRS determines that a taxpayer lacks acceptable insurance for even a single month, then the IRS would impose a new tax on that taxpayer, even auditing the taxpayer and could assess interest and penalties on top of the tax.

This is an unprecedented new role for the IRS – one that will inject the federal government even further into the lives of American families. The bill also gives the IRS some new "teeth" to strike fear in the hears of the people with, including:

* IRS agents verify if you have “acceptable” health care coverage

* IRS has the authority to fine you up to $2,250 or 2 percent of your income (whichever is greater) for failure to prove that you have purchased “minimum essential coverage”

* IRS can confiscate your tax refund

* IRS audits are likely to increase

* IRS will need up to $10 billion to administer the new health care program this decade

* IRS may need to hire as many as 16,500 additional auditors, agents and other employees to investigate and collect billions in new taxes from Americans Nearly half of all these new individual mandate taxes will be paid by Americans earning less than 300 percent of poverty ($66,150 for a family of four). There goes that less than $250,000 thing the POTUS promised.

And then the Pièce de résistance:

The IRS is barred from imposing these taxes and penalties on illegal immigrants


Lets put it a different way, if you are here legally you are screwed, but if you are here illegally, hey don't worry, be happy.


The IRS' new powers will simply be another loss of freedom from the folks who brought you "hope and change."

Click here to read the full report.




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Wild Thing's comment.........

The DemoRATS been practicing violating the constitution for decades now and pretty much have it down to a science.

The image at the top of this post really describes what is happening.


......Thank you RAC for sending this to me.


RAC has a website that is awesome. 336th Assault Helicopter Company

13th Combat Aviation Battalion - 1st Aviation Brigade - Soc Trang, Republic of Vietnam


Posted by Wild Thing at 04:49 AM | Comments (4)

Liberal Caucus Leader Set to Introduce New Public Option Bill



Not 24 Hours and Democrats All Set to Introduce Amendment For a "Robust Public Option"


The Hill

Democrat Rep. Lynn Woolsey telling MSNBC's Dylan Ratigan that as soon as Obama signs the reconciliation package into law, she will introduce an amendment for a "robust public option." Democrats see passage of ObamaCare as an open door. It is their intention, and that of President Obama, to eventually bring about a "single-payer," totally run Government Health Care system.


A leader of the House liberals' caucus said Monday she'll introduce new legislation to revive the public option.

Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-Calif.), the co-chairwoman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, said she plans to unveil legislation to add the government-run option to the national healthcare exchange established by legislation President Barack Obama is to sign tomorrow.

"We will introduce a robust public option bill on the very day the president signs the reconciliation bill into law," Woolsey said Monday during an interview on MSNBC.

The public insurance option had been a part of the healthcare legislation first approved by the House in November, but Senate Democratic leaders were forced to abandon the provision after it became clear that they wouldn't be able to get all 60 Democrats (at the time) to sign onto legislation containing that provision.

Woolsey and her co-chairman of the caucus, Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.), had pushed for the public option throughout the different stages of the health debate, but still ended up voting in favor of the legislation in the end, despite some threats to do otherwise earlier in the process.

Some Senate Democrats, like Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee Chairman Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), have spoken of revisiting the public option down the line, too.


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Wild Thing's comment........

The Public Option creates taxpayer-funded, government-provided health insurance, in direct competition with private insurance companies. In the long run, it will put them out of business, as they cannot compete with the bottomless pit of tax revenues brought to bear against them.

In the end, only the government will provide "health insurance", and the socialist takeover of a HUGE chunk of the country will be complete.

It is a bullet through the head of the insurance industry.

What the hell is next, will they be adding the hammer and sickle added to our flag?

Public option, Amnesty, Cap/Tax, gut Military, close Gitmo, civilian trials, hang Allies out to dry, CIA interrogation trials, war on private sector, soak the wealthy, etc etc.

So much Socialism, so little time.

Woolsey is the dork who let Cindy Sheehan in for the sole purpose of disrupting a Presidential Address to Congress.

But of course Joe Wilson saying “you lie” and Samuel Alito saying “that’s not true” are grounds for public rebuke.


Posted by Wild Thing at 04:48 AM | Comments (4)

Rush Limbaugh :"We need to defeat these bastards!" AMEN To That Rush!







RUSH: Today, as we start the radio program, America is hanging by a thread. So we have to see what we can do with a thread. At the end of the day, our freedom has been assaulted. This is the kind of change that people did not think they were going to get when they voted for Barack Obama. Freedom must win the day.
Rush: We need to defeat these bastards
Rush: The focus has to be on defeating Democrats in November in these mid term election, we have the people, we have the intellectual arguments, we have the common sense arguments, we have history but they won yesterday, they won because they held Congress and the Presidency, therein lies the lesson, we have to defeat these bastards, we need to wipe them out, we need to chase them out of town"


But I'm going to tell everybody in the Republican Party that's running around talking about repeal, it better be more than a campaign slogan. You better mean it. Don't declare something as principle and then play it like a five dollar poker chip like Bart Stupak did. Stupak has humiliated and disgraced himself. He lied because he held out the hope of millions of Americans that this travesty would not happen. Bart Stupak has not only humiliated and disgraced himself; he has as big a role in destroying this country as it was founded, as Barack Obama does. Last night, Bart Stupak damaged the already crippled Democrat Party more than he knows, more than they know. That executive order, totally laughable, Stupak just wanted his "notice me" moment. Stupak is no different than Neville Chamberlain, came back with that little letter from Hitler, "Oh, yeah, Hitler says no war between his country and ours." Churchill said, "Well, you're a fool."

What's happened here is not insurance. Insurance is you insure yourself against a catastrophe, something that might happen to wipe you out. This is not insurance. This is simply the insurance companies being captivated or taken over by the government and having their behavior mandated for the express purpose of putting them out of business.

"The next big push will be amnesty for ... millions of illegal immigrants who are here," he said. "Obama's gonna need their votes in 2012. The Democrats are going to need their votes in every election from now on – if we have elections, and I'm not joking."

America Hangs by a Thread at Rush's website




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Wild Thing's comment........


Thank God for ElRushbo. We are very fortunate to have people like Rush and Mark Levin and others.



Posted by Wild Thing at 04:47 AM | Comments (2)

March 22, 2010

WARNING: Democrats' Plan Will NOT Protect Military Health Plans







Democrats' Plan Will NOT Protect Military Health Plans

GOP.Gov.

From House Republican Policy:

*9.2 million military personnel, families and retirees don't deserve a back room deal?

"Although the health care legislation passed by the House explicitly exempted TRICARE from being affected, the Senate bill did not. Unfortunately, the parliamentary rules of tof the reconciliation process did not allow for the inclusion of language that specficially protects these programs." -- Armed Services Committee Chairman Ike Skelton (D-MO)

Background: On March 18, 2010, just days before the House votes on the Democrats’ government takeover of health care, House Armed Services Committee Chairman Ike Skelton (D-MO) announced he would introduce legislation to preemptively state that TRICARE and the Department of Defense non-appropriated fund (NAF) health plans meet all of the health care requirements currently under consideration by Congress for individual health insurance. TRICARE and the NAF health plans programs provide health coverage to members of the military and their families, military retirees and their families, and employees of U.S. military post/base exchanges. Chairman Skelton even stated he would also insert this legislative language into the national defense authorization bill, reiterating the threat the health care bill currently poses to military health plans. This is an explicit admission that the final Democrat health care bill does not protect these plans.

Military Protections Scrapped: The Senate-passed health care bill, which the House is expected to “deem” passed on March 21, 2010, omitted protections for military health plans that were included in the House bill. Specifically, the Senate language does not appear to give the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) health care system specific protection from interference by other government agencies administering the various authorities contained in the massive bill, as it pertains to “minimum essential coverage.” The minimum essential coverage language in the Senate bill does cover “the veterans health care program under chapter 17 of title 38, United States Code,” but it is unclear whether that covers veterans’ survivors and dependents.

The final bill would leave it up to a bureaucrat at the Department of the Treasury to determine whether TRICARE meets the minimum standards under the Democrats’ individual health insurance mandate. If that bureaucrat decides against TRICARE, service members and their families would have to buy some other health coverage or pay a penalty.

In an effort to bolster support for the House health care takeover back in August 2009, the White House advertised that bill’s exemption for 9.2 million military personnel, families, and retirees covered under TRICARE and the military health plan. In August, the White House website stated that:

Health reform legislation that is being considered would enable those who are covered by TRICARE to meet the shared responsibility requirement for individuals to have insurance, thereby exempting such members of the uniformed services and dependants from being assessed penalties. If enacted, the President will ensure that this exemption is implemented aggressively.

Of course, the final health care bill does not include this promised exemption for military plans.

According to Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Buck McKeon (R-CA), “We need to fix this problem immediately—before Congress passes and the President signs the legislation. By forgoing the traditional legislative process, Democrat leaders in Congress—and the President who is pushing for immediate passage of the bill—have reneged on assurances that the Senate legislation would be fixed in a conference committee. Our military personnel deserve to know they will continue to receive the same level of care they so rightly deserve.”

Veterans groups would seem to agree. Thomas Tradewell Sr., the national commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars stated that, “I remain worried because a free press and an even freer Internet continue to fuel speculation that both systems could be lost and/or absorbed into a larger national healthcare plan.”

Perverse Priorities: The Democrats’ government takeover of health care is chock-full of backroom deals for favored constituencies such as Louisiana, Connecticut, Nebraska and insurance companies. In their desperate headlong rush to pass a bill, however, Democrats have neglected to protect the integrity and independence of the DoD and VA health care systems and protect all of their health care beneficiaries. U.S. service members and veterans deserve better.



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Warning: Democrats’ Plan Will NOT Protect Military Health Plans

Arkansas GOP

If you are in the military, retired, a family member covered by military medical (or even someone who cares about the military) as determined as part of your pay while on active duty, be forewarned.

"Although the health care legislation passed by the House explicitly exempted TRICARE from being affected, the Senate bill did not. Unfortunately, the parliamentary rules of of the reconciliation process did not allow for the inclusion of language that specifically protects these programs." -- Armed Services Committee Chairman Ike Skelton (D-MO)

Background: On March 18, 2010, just days before the House votes on the Democrats’ government takeover of health care, House Armed Services Committee Chairman Ike Skelton (D-MO) announced he would introduce legislation to preemptively state that TRICARE and the Department of Defense non-appropriated fund (NAF) health plans meet all of the health care requirements currently under consideration by Congress for individual health insurance. TRICARE and the NAF health plans programs provide health coverage to members of the military and their families, military retirees and their families, and employees of U.S. military post/base exchanges. Chairman Skelton even stated he would also insert this legislative language into the national defense authorization bill, reiterating the threat the health care bill currently poses to military health plans. This is an explicit admission that the final Democrat health care bill does not protect these plans.

Military Protections Scrapped: The Senate-passed health care bill, which the House is expected to “deem” passed on March 21, 2010, omitted protections for military health plans that were included in the House bill. Specifically, the Senate language does not appear to give the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) health care system specific protection from interference by other government agencies administering the various authorities contained in the massive bill, as it pertains to “minimum essential coverage.” The minimum essential coverage language in the Senate bill does cover “the veterans health care program under chapter 17 of title 38, United States Code,” but it is unclear whether that covers veterans’ survivors and dependents.

The final bill would leave it up to a bureaucrat at the Department of the Treasury to determine whether TRICARE meets the minimum standards under the Democrats’ individual health insurance mandate. If that bureaucrat decides against TRICARE, service members and their families would have to buy some other health coverage or pay a penalty.

In an effort to bolster support for the House health care takeover back in August 2009, the White House advertised that bill’s exemption for 9.2 million military personnel, families, and retirees covered under TRICARE and the military health plan. In August, the White House website stated that:

"Health reform legislation that is being considered would enable those who are covered by TRICARE to meet the shared responsibility requirement for individuals to have insurance, thereby exempting such members of the uniformed services and dependants from being assessed penalties. If enacted, the President will ensure that this exemption is implemented aggressively"

Of course, the final health care bill does not include this promised exemption for military plans.

According to Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Buck McKeon (R-CA), “We need to fix this problem immediately—before Congress passes and the President signs the legislation. By forgoing the traditional legislative process, Democrat leaders in Congress—and the President who is pushing for immediate passage of the bill—have reneged on assurances that the Senate legislation would be fixed in a conference committee. Our military personnel deserve to know they will continue to receive the same level of care they so rightly deserve.”

Veterans groups would seem to agree. Thomas Tradewell Sr., the national commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars stated that, “I remain worried because a free press and an even freer Internet continue to fuel speculation that both systems could be lost and/or absorbed into a larger national healthcare plan.”


Perverse Priorities: The Democrats’ government takeover of health care is chock-full of backroom deals http://www.gop.gov/policy-news/10/03/18/shady-deals-and-backroom-bargains for favored constituencies such as Louisiana, Connecticut, Nebraska and insurance companies. In their desperate headlong rush to pass a bill, however, Democrats have neglected to protect the integrity and independence of the DoD and VA health care systems and protect all of their health care beneficiaries. U.S. service members and veterans deserve better.



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Wild Thing's comment......


The Dems leadership hate our military. Always have and always will. So, they’re throwing our military under the bus. I’d expected nothing less from a Marxist President . GRRRRRRRR

Alsofrom ARMY Times......... Obama has proposed a 1.4% pay increase for active duty military in 2011. This is THE LOWEST SINCE 1973! Nice to know that during a time of rampant inflation, while war is fought in 2 theatres, our men and women in uniform get A LOWER PAY INCREASE THAN WELFARE RECIPIENTS!!!


Posted by Wild Thing at 02:50 AM | Comments (6)

Bart Stupak Slams the GOP For Pushing His Own Stupak Pro-life Amendment and Pro Life Group Stripes Him of Award




Shameless Bart Stupak Slams GOP for Pushing Stupak Amendment


“Thank you. The motion to recommit purports to be a right to life motion in the spirit of the Stupak Amendment. But as the author of the Stupak Amendment, this motion is nothing more than an opportunity to continue to deny 32 million Americans health care. The motion… The motion is really a last ditch effort of 98 years of denying Americans health care. It is the democrats who have stood up for the principle of no funding for abortion. It is the democrats through the president’s executive order that ensures the sanctity of life is protected.”



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Pro-Life Women’s Group Strips Bart Stupak of Pro-Life Award After Abortion Deal

Life News

In the first indication of just how upset Congressman Bart Stupak made pro-life groups by arranging a deal on abortion funding with President Barack Obama, a pro-life women's group is stripping the formerly respected pro-life Democrat of an award it planned to give him this week.

Stupak announced earlier today that he arranged an executive order with Obama to nullify the abortion funding in the pro-abortion Senate health care bill.

But, pro-life groups say the deal is worthless because an executive order can't be used to modify federal law, which will be changed under the Senate bill to allow abortion funding.

Saying it plans to "drive out" of Congress the pro-life betrayers who vote for the pro-abortion health care bill, the Susan B. Anthony List told LifeNews.com that Stupak will lose its "Defender of Life" award the group planned to give to Stupak at its annual dinner gala this coming week.

"This Wednesday night is our third annual Campaign for Life Gala, where we were planning to honor Congressman Stupak for his efforts to keep abortion-funding out of health care reform," SBA List president Marjorie Dannenfelser told LifeNews.com.

"We will no longer be doing so. By accepting this deal from the most pro-abortion President in American history, Stupak has not only failed to stand strong for unborn children, but also for his constituents and pro-life voters across the country," she said.

Stupak talked with CNN about the decision and said, "I didn't see the award. I stood on my principle. I don't need an award."

The move went beyond merely an award and SBA List said the vote on the pro-abortion health care legislation would have election consequences.

"Let me be clear: any representative, including Rep. Stupak, who votes for this healthcare bill can no longer call themselves 'pro-life.' The Susan B. Anthony List Candidate Fund will not endorse, or support in any capacity, any Member of Congress who votes for this bill in any future election," Dannenfelser warned.

"Now through Election Day 2010, these representatives will learn that votes have consequences. The SBA List Candidate Fund will work tirelessly to help defeat Members who support this legislation and make sure their constituents know exactly how they voted," she continued. "We will actively seek out true pro-life candidates to oppose Members who vote 'yes' on this bill, whether it be in general or primary elections. For these Members, it will be a quick downhill slide to defeat in November."

Dannenfelser said the executive order does not do what Stupak claims it would.

"The executive order on abortion funding does absolutely nothing to fix the problems presented by the health care reform bill that the House will vote on this evening. The very idea should offend all pro-life Members of Congress. An executive order can be rescinded at any time at the President's whim, and the courts could and have a history of trumping executive orders. Most importantly, pro-abortion Representatives have admitted the executive order is meaningless," she told LifeNews.com.

She pointed to comments from Rep. Wasserman Schultz today, who admitted that "an executive order cannot change the law."




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Pro-Life Group Strips Stupak Of Award

The Susan B. Anthony List .......statement said lawmakers who vote for the health care bill "can no longer call themselves 'pro-life.'"

More from the statement:

The Susan B. Anthony List Candidate Fund will not endorse, or support in any capacity, any Member of Congress who votes for this bill in any future election. Now through Election Day 2010, these representatives will learn that votes have consequences. The SBA List Candidate Fund will work tirelessly to help defeat Members who support this legislation and make sure their constituents know exactly how they voted. We will actively seek out true pro-life candidates to oppose Members who vote 'yes' on this bill, whether it be in general or primary elections. For these Members, it will be a quick downhill slide to defeat in November. The executive order on abortion funding does absolutely nothing to fix the problems presented by the health care reform bill that the House will vote on this evening. The very idea should offend all pro-life Members of Congress. An executive order can be rescinded at any time at the President's whim, and the courts could and have a history of trumping executive orders. Most importantly, pro-abortion Representatives have admitted the executive order is meaningless.
The group detailed their efforts in the health care fight as, "nearly $2 million on a grassroots campaign of targeted television and radio ads, 1.3 million automated calls, 70,000 patch-through constituent calls, 1.2 million letters and petitions to Congress, two media and grassroots tours in pro-life Democratic districts, television ads in six districts and comprehensive polling in 20 pro-life Democratic districts."


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Wild Thing's comment........

I guess they never heard the story of the frog and the scorpion.

Stupak is a pathetic man who will live out his days in ever increasing anxiety and bitterness. He sold out for less than $800K in airport funding.


....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.


Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


Posted by Wild Thing at 02:48 AM | Comments (5)

Sensenbrenner: "This executive order is just a piece of paper"...."







The executive order that is being talked about now is a piece of paper, it will have no force and no effect"


Sensenbrenner: "An executive order cannot change or trump existing law. The executive order that is being talked about now is a piece of paper, it will have no force and no effect and if one is concerned about preventing the exchanges that are established under the Senate bill that we will be voting on in a few hours.

Then the only thing that one can do is to vote against that Senate bill to preserve the Hyde Amendment from being expanded to programs to that are created under the Senate bill. I'm sorry, but the gentleman from Michigan [that would be Stupak] and the gentleman from California have misstated the law, it is pretty clear"




Wild Thing's comment......

Good for Sensenbrenner! Too many people are pushing that an EO will just make everything all hearts and flowers about this.


Posted by Wild Thing at 02:48 AM | Comments (3)

Even Maxine Has An Opinon on Obamacare



Let me get this straight......we're trying to pass a health care plan written by a committee whose chairman says he doesn't understand it, passed by a Congress that hasn't read it but exempts themselves from it, to be signed by a president that also hasn't read it and who smokes, with funding administered by a treasury chief who didn't pay his taxes, all to be overseen by a surgeon general who is obese, and financed by a country that's broke.

What the hell could possibly go wrong????




Wild Thing's comment........

I love Maxine. LOL She goes right to the point.



....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.


Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


Posted by Wild Thing at 02:47 AM | Comments (3)

Krauthammer on Obamacare






Krauthammer: ‘I Don’t Think ObamaCare Will Ever End Up Repealed … In Terms of Our Debt, It’s Going to Be Huge’

“This is a historic moment. This is a moment I think America changes. I don’t think this will ever end up repealed. There’s no way it could happen before 2013. I think it’s unlikely to happen at any time at all. I think in terms of our debt, it’s going to be huge, and also in terms of health care.”

He also said this.
Krauthammer: ObamaCare 'Will Be the Law of the Land as of Tonight and We'll be a Different Country'


On a special broadcast of the Fox News Channel's "Special Report with Bret Baier" on March 21, Krauthammer announced upon passage of health care reform legislation in the House of Representatives, we will have a different country and on the road to nationalized health care.



Posted by Wild Thing at 02:45 AM | Comments (3)

March 21, 2010

House Sends Socialist Bill To Obama's Desk ~ Obama The Terrorist In Chief


Boehner gave an excellent speech!! I loved his speech!!! God bless this man! Boehner has fought like hell for us. And I thank him from the bottom of my heart.




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House Democrats passing the Senate Health Care Bill tonight by a vote of 219-212. As the historic vote was being taken, Democrats began to chant "One more vote," in the House Chamber, and when it went over the top, they chanted the Obama Campaign slogan of, "Yes We Can."


House Sends Health Care Bill To Obama's Desk

House's 219-212 approval

Republicans voted unanimously against the bill, which as we know constitutes a government takeover of the health care system, financed by a trillion dollars in higher taxes and Medicare cuts combined.

Founding Fathers throwing up in their graves.

Posted by Wild Thing at 11:55 PM | Comments (5)

To The Unborn News For You ~ Bart Stupak CAVES To Baby Killing Obamacare Bill



Democrat Rep. Bart Stupak announcing his decision to vote "Yes" on the Senate Health Care Bill today as a result of a deal worked out with President Obama. In return, Obama will issue an Executive Order that Stupak says will prevent Federal Funds from being used for abortions. The Executive Order will not be issued until after passage of the Health Care Bill.



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This Health Care Bill Means More Dead Babies & More Wounded Mothers! Congressman Smith



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Executive Order Hijinks

Andy McCarthy


I know we tire of the hypocrisy, but I really think this is remarkable. We spent the eight years through January 19, 2009, listening to Democrats complain that President Bush had purportedly caused a constitutional crisis by issuing signing statements when he signed bills into law. Democrats and Arlen Specter (now a Democrat) complained that these unenforceable, non-binding expressions of the executive's interpretation of the laws Bush was signing were a usurpation Congress's power to enact legislation.

But now Democrats are going to abide not a mere signing statement but an executive order that purports to have the effect of legislation — in fact, has the effect of nullifying legislation that Congress is simultaneously enacting?

The Susan B. Anthony List observation that EOs can be rescinded at the president's whim is of course true. This particuar EO is also a nullity — presidents cannot enact laws, the Supreme Court has said they cannot impound funds that Congress allocates, and (as a friend points out) the line-item veto has been held unconstitutional, so they can't use executive orders to strike provisions in a bill. So this anti-abortion EO is blatant chicanery: if the pro-lifers purport to be satisfied by it, they are participating in a transparent fraud and selling out the pro-life cause.

But even if all that weren't true, how do we go from congressional Democrats claiming that signing statements were a shredding of the Constitution to congressional Democrats acquiescing in a claim that the president can enact or cancel out statutory law by diktat?


GOP Leader: “Make no mistake, a ‘yes’ vote on the Democrats’ health care bill is a vote for taxpayer-funded abortions.”

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement on a potential Executive Order from the White House on abortion:


“The law of the land trumps any Executive Order, which can be reversed or altered at the stroke of a pen by this or any subsequent President without any congressional approval or notice. Moreover, while an Executive Order can direct members of the executive branch, it cannot direct the private sector.

“Because of Roe v. Wade, courts have interpreted the decision as a statutory mandate that the government must provide federal funding for elective abortion in through federal programs. In other words, no Executive Order or regulation can override a statutory mandate unless Congress passes a law that prohibits federal funding from being used in this manner. Legal experts at the US Catholic Conference of Bishops, National Right to Life Committee, Americans United for Life, and Family Research Council have confirmed this view that if the Senate bill is signed into law, it is a statutory mandate for the new health plans to include federal funding of elective abortion. The need for an Executive Order is evidence that this is true, and Congressional Democrats know it. Make no mistake, a ‘yes’ vote on the Democrats’ health care bill is a vote for taxpayer-funded abortions.”




Wild Thing's comment.......


Hey Stupidiac.....blood is on your hands and there is NO WAY you can spin this!!!!


Thank you Boehner and I am also glad McCarthy weighed in on this—he’s got a great legal mind.


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:55 PM | Comments (6)

Pro-Life Democrats Abandon Stupak But Pro-Abortion Health Bill Lacks Votes



Pro-Life Democrats Abandon Stupak But Pro-Abortion Health Bill Lacks Votes

Life News


The number of pro-life Democrats standing with Rep. Bart Stupak against the pro-abortion Senate health care bill has dwindled as Democrats have applied every possible pressure to persuade them to support the measure. With more pro-life Democrats supporting the bill Nancy Pelosi is closer to getting 216 votes.

Stupak told Roll Call his now has only a half dozen pro-life Democrats in his coalition, down from the twelve he has had for weeks who said they would remain firm.
“I don't know if it’s enough,” Stupak said of whether he can deliver enough votes to defeat the Senate bill and its massive abortion funding. “There’s rumors going back and forth. Last I heard they were short four and that was about an hour ago.”
Stupak also told The Hill that he's not seen a lot to reassure him about the executive order idea of having President Barack Obama issue a directive removing the abortion funding from the bill. National Right to Life says the idea wouldn't work anyway.
Stupak told reporters that he has "not seen an executive order" and he was "going to think about" what it would have to include to get his vote.

As Stupak's talks with Pelosi and Democrats have seemingly failed on attempting to find a way to prevent abortion funding, more members have declared their support for the bill.

Rep. Henry Cuellar, who insisted he was concerned about abortion funding, said he would support the bill nonetheless.

And Rep. Christopher Carney of Pennsylvania also decided to endorse the measure and, according to Roll Call, provided a misleading analysis of it, saying it “continues the longstanding ban on public funding for abortion, a factor that weighed heavily on my mind in recent days.”

Despite the defections, Stupak contends Pelosi is still short the number of votes she needs to pass the bill.

According to vote counts LifeNews.com has seen, as of late Saturday afternoon, 202 House members will back the bill while 209 will oppose it. Adding Stupak's coalition of six Democrats puts the opponents at 215 with nine more lawmakers undecided. One more member deciding to vote no on the bill would give opponents enough to defeat it tomorrow.

Stupak reportedly gathered on the House floor with some lawmakers who appear to be the last of his coalition, including Democratic Rep. Kathy Dahlkemper of Pennsylvania, Alan Mollohan and Nick Rahall of West Virginia and Steve Driehaus and Marcy Kaptur of Ohio. Dan Lipinski of Illinois is also considered a part of the group.

In an interview with The Hill, Kaptur said that an executive order "could be helpful, depending on what's in it."

"I don't really know how real that is," she said of the idea.

Meanwhile, Charmaine Yoest, president of Americans United for Life, believes Pelosi does not yet have the votes to pass the bill Sunday afternoon.

She says the remainder of the Stupak coalition is "very solid" against the bill and that another 8-10 Democrats are still undecided for others reasons about how they will vote.

Yoest also blasted the executive order idea in comments LifeNews.com obtained.

“The proposal to address the problem of abortion funding in the health care bill through use of an Executive Order is a tacit acknowledgement that the bill as it stands is pro-abortion legislation. Both the President and the Speaker have repeatedly denied this stark fact," she said.
"The American people overwhelmingly do not want to see their tax dollars go toward abortion and that is why Speaker Pelosi cannot mobilize a majority coalition for passage. Her multiple attempts to construct esoteric parliamentary maneuvers to circumvent the clear will of the people is unconscionable. This Executive Order proposal is wrong in principle because it would be designed to retroactively address an issue after Congress, as the direct representatives of the people, failed to do so," Yoest added.


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Stupak and Pelosi Talk Last-Minute Deal on Stopping Health Care Abortion Funding


Nancy Pelosi Rejects Stupak Deal to Remove Abortion Funding From Senate Bill


Life News


House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has, once again, rejected a plea from Rep. Bart Stupak to agree to a deal to remove the abortion funding from the Senate health care bill in exchange for support for it. Stupak and other pro-life Democrats have been hoping to strike the abortion funding in exchange for support. As LifeNews.com reported, Stupak said this morning in an interview that he is still negotiating and still hoping for a separate bill to ban abortion funding.

“This bill is about health care and not about abortion," Pelosi said. “There will be no further changes in the bill.”

Under the Senate health care bill that will be the main bill Obama and Democrats push through Congress, there is no ban on abortion funding. While some states can opt out of funding abortions under the plan, taxpayers in other states will be forced to pay for them.

But the bill contains other pro-abortion problems that are concerns for pro-life advocates.

The bill requires that at least one health care plan be promoted across the country that pays for abortions, more abortion funding would come via the affordability credits, and many of the so-called limits on abortion funding in the Senate bill are temporary and could expire or be overturned at a later date.

The Senate health care bill also pays for abortions under the Indian Health Service program.

And it contains the Mikulski amendment that would allow the Obama administration to define abortion as preventative care and force insurance plans to pay for abortions.

Finally, the Senate bill does not contain language needed to offer full conscience protection for pro-life medical workers and facilities.


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Wild Thing's comment........

Today is not the end of the fight. It will be only the beginning if Congress shoves this unconstitutional, socialist cr*p through Congress. The massive impromptu rally yesterday was just one example among many how more people everyday are becoming more resolute to defend the Constitution.


I can't remember the last time I was so terrified. Today is going to be a stressful, scary day.


....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.


Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:55 AM | Comments (7)

Patriots That LOVE America Rally in D.C. To Protest The Hate America Obamacare





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Congressman Mike Pence was featured in two separate news reports on Fox News about the rally against a government takeover of health care that took place on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.



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Tea Party Activists Make Last Stand Against Health Care Vote

FOX News


Just days after holding a rally in Washington, Tea Party activists returned Saturday to make one final stand against the health care reform bill ahead of an expected Sunday vote.

Thousands of Tea Partiers descended upon the Capitol in an effort to derail the march toward “Obamacare” by pressuring undecided lawmakers to vote “no” Sunday.

At times protestors broke into chants of “Kill the bill!”

More than 60 Tea Party affiliates organized the event in the four days since Tuesday’s rally after organizers were flooded with requests to hold another one for those who couldn’t take off of work for the first one.

Saturday’s event featured actor Jon Voight, Reps. Mike Pence, R-Ind., chairman of the House Republican Conference, Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., and Steve King, R-Iowa.



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Here is a video from today's "Kill the Bill" Protest at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. It provides some of the sights and sounds of what happened there



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Wild Thing's comment.........

Mike Pence is so good, he has been strong on so many things. He was also the person that lead the drill now.

After and during the rally, many of the patriots planned to visit their congressional representative and tell them what they think of the bill.





"Let Us In!" video below from the balcony in this picture.


Here is a video from the balcony of the Capitol they are yelling " Let Us In! "



Cheers for the Tea Party participants protesting.



After action report...

THIS report is from a friend that was there:Please read this report, it gave me goosebumps and tears, and it really tells how the rally went like no article in any paper would do.


The "Kill the Bill" rally/Tea Party started at 12 noon on the west side of the Capitol building. It actually got going about an hour earlier because so many Tea Partiers had shown up on Capitol Hill... some had been out there since 7am!

There were many speakers including Rep. Michele Bachmann (MN), Tom Price (GA), Joe Wilson (SC), Steve King (IA), Phil Gingrey (GA), Actor John Voight, Dr. Milton Wolf, Obama's second cousin who opposes ObamaCare, Amy Kremer, Tea Party Express, Jenny Beth Martin, Tea Party Patriots, and many more.


Once the rally ended around 2:30pm, the crowd walked across to the Rayburn and Cannon House buildings. The pic you see at the top of this thread was us "storming" the Rayburn building. Some Tea Partiers waited in line, and did get into Congressional offices, and others were standing on that balcony to get a good view of the thousands of protestors below, spilling onto the street and on the other side of the street, loudly chanting "Kill the Bill!" and imploring Nancy Pelosi to come outside. It was amazing to see this... everyone was REALLY ticked off.

The plan was to return to the West side of the Capitol at 5pm to encircle the Capitol building, as a symbolic "you are surrounded by We The People".

The crowd was told by one of the organizers that the permit obtained for that purpose did not allow for the crowd to be stationary, it had to keep moving. So we all began to move, and formed a moving circle around the Capitol. However, we all stopped on the plaza on the east side of the Capitol building (across from the Supreme Court) below the windows of the second-story office of Leader John Boehner, located between the two wings of the Capitol, the House and the Senate.

A couple of Boehner's young assistants had put up signs in his windows: VOTE NO and SCRAP THE BILL, much to the crowd's delight! About an hour later my husband saw two young men taking photos from the plaza of the windows. My husband asked if by chance they worked in that office and put the signs up. They said yes, and were thrilled at how visible the signs were.

There were people in Boehner's office waving to us. Steny Hoyer's office was below Boehner's on the first floor, apparently empty. The crowd broke into spontaneous chants of "Kill the Bill!" and "Nancy! Nancy!", "USA!", "You Work For Us!" and many other chants for about an hour and a half. A member of the Rules Committee (a Congressman from Indiana) came down the steps of the House and got up on a ladder to address the crowd. He was talking about the rules and other matters, and a small crowd gathered around him.

While he was speaking, the crowd continued to chant outside Boehner's windows. Between 6:30-7:00pm Congessman Steve King (R-IA) came down the House steps and began speaking to the crowd thru a bullhorn, firing up the crowd and explaining that on the third floor up above us the House Rules Committee was meeting and could hear our chanting and that we were bothering them... LOL. The crowd roared ever louder, egged on by Rep. Steve King (he is fantastic, by the way! He hung around after the first rally just talking and shooting the breeze with us and anyone who wanted to talk to him, or who wanted an autograph or photo).

Shortly after, several other Congressmen joined him on the steps: Poe from Texas, Tom McClintock of CA, Louie Gohmert of TX, Lynn Westmoreland of GA, Jean Schmidt of OH (who had just run her 81st marathon that day), two from Georgia, one a medical doctor, another from New Jersey... all were Republicans.

They were really thrilled at the numbers and intensity of the crowd. Each spoke for 10 minutes or more, interrupted time after time by cheers and chants from the crowd, disturbing the Rules Committee meeting inside. It was explained to us by a couple of the Congressmen the force and intensity of our presence earlier today may have helped to eliminate the "Deem and Pass" procedure. One of the Congressmen said he could hear us from inside the Rotunda, which, he said, was extraordinary. Another said he could hear us from his apartment, which was 4 blocks away from the Capitol.

We closed tonight's impromptu rally ("impromptu" because we didn't expect to hear from any Congressmen at this later rally) on the steps of the House in the dark (it was after 8pm) by saying The Lord's Prayer - yes, a PRAYER on the House steps!. We also said the Pledge of Allegiance and Rep. Steve King led us in singing "God Bless America".

Steve King told us that Congressmen (I think it may be mostly the Republicans) are having a prayer service with their families in the Capitol Rotunda tomorrow, Sunday, at 11am. He said this would be the first time a prayer service was held there in over 100 years.

He asked us to return to the House steps at the Capitol at 11am to pray outside, and to stay for the duration of the day, and continue our LOUD chants while members are inside getting ready to vote. He thinks the vote will take place around 2pm. He suggested our presence could possibly make a difference in tomorrow's crucial vote.



Posted by Wild Thing at 05:50 AM | Comments (2)

Fantastic GOP Rep. Paul Ryan making House Rules Committee Chair Louise Slaughter Look Clueless





GOP Rep. Paul Ryan making House Rules Committee Chair Louise Slaughter look clueless as he clearly explained his plan today that would bring solvency to Medicare. Ryan had to take on both Slaughter and Rep. Xavier Becerra, who tried to tag team him because Slaughter was - well, getting "slaughtered," in trying to deal with Ryan on her own.

They first claimed Republicans had no plan for Health Care Reform or Medicare Reform, and when Ryan began answering Slaughter's question regarding what he would do about Medicare, he began explaining it in such detail and clarity that she tried to shut him up, and then appealed to Becerra for help when she could not.



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Congressman Ryan explains the double counting in Medicare

"If you look at the letter from CBO, page 4, it is quoted as saying, "In effect, the majority of the HI trust fund savings under H.R. 3590 and the reconciliation proposal would be used to pay for other spending and therefore would not enhance the ability of the government to pay for future Medicare benefits."


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Wild Thing'a comment........


Paul Ryan continues to impress. He is brilliant and is an excellent communicator. The sky's the limit for his future.



Posted by Wild Thing at 05:49 AM

Awesome Speech By Congressman Steve King At Rally To Protest Obamacare






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Wild Thing's comment.........

He is one of the handful of great ones we have. Thank God.

Notice how he does not hold back he calls it what it is...socialized medicine.


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:48 AM

America's Comeback




America's Comeback

The video says throw the current bunch of corrupt liberal bums out, reign in the federal government and let people manage their own lives.


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Wild Thing's comment........

We the people are going to bury these progressives.


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:45 AM

HEY Socialists Obama, Pelosi, Reid and ALL Democrats! ....November is Coming!





These are citizens outside Obama's rally today in Fairfax, Virginia who were trying to let their voices be heard. They were warning Democrats that if they vote "yes" on ObamaCare, millions of Americans are going to vote "No" on them in November. "November is Coming," they warned.



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Wild Thing's comment.........


And besides all the rallies going on, phone calls to the House numbered close to 100,000 an hour, creating a bottleneck in a phone system only meant to handle 50,000 calls an hour. The chamber has been similarly overloaded for four consecutive days, beginning on Tuesday when radio host Rush Limbaugh told viewers to call the Capitol switchboard phone number.

Phone Calls Continue to Batter Congress

Roll Call

Jeff Ventura, spokesman for Chief Administrative Officer Dan Beard, said the problem was essentially unsolvable. The issue lies with the capacity of the cables buried underneath the Capitol complex — and even if those could be dug up and replaced, Members simply don’t have enough staff to answer so many calls, he said.
“Our capacity rate is about 50,000 calls an hour, and once we hit the 40,000 mark, we start to get these signals,” he said. “We’re beyond that. There’s no other way to say it other than the system is at capacity.”


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:40 AM | Comments (1)

March 20, 2010

Actor Jon Voight Speaking At Tea Party Rally in DC Moments Ago








Wild Thing's comment......

When I woke up this morning I just sat and cried. Cried for our country, for our troops that serve under this POS, for our Veterans that have served and fought to keep us from a dictator and have to see this happening to our country.


This massively unpopular Health Care Monstrosity is being slammed through Congress for one reason... and the reason is not compassion for the poor. This bloodless "attack" is the major offensive in an obvious ideological war to force the American people into irreversable socialism.

The will of the people be damned. The Obama Doctrine is as Barack Obama has stated during his presidential campaign... to transform America. We are witnessing the overthrow of our political system and the destruction of our 234 year way of life.

Our country has fought numerous wars to protect our liberty. Virtual "rivers" of blood have been shed for over two centuries by American Patriots willing to sacrifice their lives for our freedom.

I truly believe America is again at war and the Democrat Party is the enemy.

God help us all!


Posted by Wild Thing at 04:57 PM | Comments (4)

Jon Voight Issues Call to Arms:DC Rally TODAY To Stop ObamaCare