There’s nothing affordable about Affordable Care Act

Republicans should not throw away opportunity to regain control

Now that Obama’s lies have been acknowledged and his pledges to Americans of being able to keep our doctors and health care plans were outed as integral to his scheme to dupe us, we find out even more. (Video under link.)

The (subscription only) UK’s Financial Times reports: “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 centres.

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.”

All true. Then factor in the exorbitant deductibles on the most basic plans available at the health care exchanges, as insurance customers are encountering even more problems under Obamacare. The new generation of policies have higher deductibles. Consumers have to pay more of their own money before insurance even kicks in. The average deductible for the lowest level of insurance on HealthCare.gov is more than $5,000. Forbes reports that Obamacare will increase individual-market premiums in California by as much as 146 percent, with the highest impact in the Bay Area, Orange County and San Diego.

Americans are frustrated, angry and frightened at their lack of control over the most personal health care decisions. The GOP needs to pick up six seats in the U.S. Senate to secure control of the upper chamber and is within striking distance of making that happen. This massive and bungled federal takeover of our health care should seal the deal. Will we screw it up turning the focus to amnesty for 30+ million illegals?

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10 Responses to There’s nothing affordable about Affordable Care Act

  1. Republican No More says:

    Regarding the last paragraph summation, the answer is “Of course we will ! “Republicans are so intent on appearing ‘inclusive’ they will render themselves irrelevant by ensuring millions of new Democrats on the voting rolls. This is the single issue that made me reregister as an Independent after being a lifelong Republican. The party leadership is nuts and following John McCain, Jeff Flake and the other liberal members of the Gang of 8 into a rat hole where rewards are given to millions of those who disrespect our national boundaries and laws is nothing short of insanity.

  2. Chuck says:

    Read this October Forbes account of what is actually going on with our healthcare . It’s enough to raise the hair on the back of a usually fearless man’s neck.

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2013/10/14/obamacares-website-is-crashing-because-it-doesnt-want-you-to-know-health-plans-true-costs/

  3. Cracklegator says:

    Looking on the positive side of this, a bill set for fast-track passage in the South Carolina Senate would effectively nullify Obamacare in that state – and could become a model for other states fed up with the president’s signature healthcare law.

    It is numbered House Bill 3101 when passed the state House of Representatives in April and now heads to the Republican-controlled Senate with special-order priority, according to the Daily Caller on Monday.

    If the bill becomes law, South Carolina will be the first state to exempt citizens and businesses from all participation in the Affordable Care Act, the Daily Caller reported.

    • LD 23 PC says:

      Aha! A birght light shines in the darkness! I’ll be praying for the people of South Carolina, and the rest of us as well !! I imagine we can trust Gov.Nikki Haley to sign the bill.

      Thanks for the good news, Cracklegator.

  4. Kathy says:

    http://www.redstate.com/2013/12/10/mcconnell-hosts-fundraiser-for-north-carolinas-charlie-crist-at-home-of-fannie-mae-lobbyist/

    Well – here ya go McConnell – as usual this is where the so-called Republican senate leader stands, against Conservatism. He has done nothing to fight the nuclear option that Reid just pulled, nothing to stop amnesty, nothing to stop Obamacare. Business as usual.

    • Kimball says:

      Kathy:
      You get it. The Republican establishment is NOT conservative. I fear for the future of this country as much with RINOs in control as with the Democrats. The Founders, brave men all, would be horrified if they could see what has happened to this great nation they forged for us. I dread the future my children and ultimately, theirs, will face. It’s liberal incrementalism (practiced by both parties) that has screwed us up to this point. When the best the GOP could offer was Bob Dole or John McCain, the dye was cast. Romney isn’t a true conservative, but would have been far preferable. Unfortunately Republican evangelicals who are suspicious of Mormons sat on their hands and helped elect Obama.

  5. Delilah says:

    Wait, please tell me how John McCain got the nomination? OH he was voted for. This is not to say I would ever vote for the liar. No one put the man up, “The Maverick” thought he was going to be loved by the media, but he was running against a minority Democrat, so no they tore him a new one. The Lame Stream Media now loves him again, he is trashing Republican’s. His wife financed his primary bid along with many Liberal Republican’s, the RNC can not put monies up for one Republican to run against another.

    One problem is many Republican’s say the primaries mean nothing, they mean everything, many think the general is where they should vote, oh please you got a mail in ballot.. And yes the evangelicals stayed home, they cut off their nose to spit their face. I get emails from a Conservative Catholic in CD9, the man actually said the third party candidate was wonderful, I said, “Oh, so you voted for someone who could never win and elected a bi-sexual socialist’? He has not spoken to me since.

  6. LEO IN TSN says:

    This is what the DC elite of the McGOP (& where might the AZ4 be?) think about Republicanism nowadays:

    Point 1: The new Poster-“boy” Republicans, supported by your Republican donations to the RNC, RNCC, RNSC.

    http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/gop-says-it-will-continue-to-fund-homosexual-candidates-despite-congressman

    …homosexual candidates who support destruction of the GOP Platform and US.

    Point 2: Paul Ryan, the “Republican” budget guru of the House, after savage conferencing with the other side, has offered up a compromise budget bill in which we give obamao tax increases, more government bureaucrats & regulators (read more obamao supporters with free cell phones) and continued unrestricted debt ceiling increases by King Obamao whenever he wants it.

    For that, obamao gives up – well, maybe they’ll think of something. And coming down the GOP road? – AMNESTY.

    And what sayeth the AZ4, the AZGOP, anybody???? – please??????

    God bless America. God save America.

  7. Doc says:

    MORE lameness from a coward:

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/12/11/ridiculous-boehner-blasts-conservative-groups-over-budget-complaints/

    …would the Sgt. @ Arms PLEASE REMOVE the coward from the building???

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