WH in panic mode as Obamacare fails

December 20, 2013

Latest policy shift delays individual mandate for those whose plans were canceled

The administration, clearly in panic mode, has a new scheme in the works, as Obama’s signature health care overhaul is exposed as a series of lies, security breaches and malfunctions.

The latest incarnation of the debacle is the offer of an exemption of Obamacare to the millions of people who lost their own insurance — the one  Obama repeatedly promised we could all keep. This was exposed as a blatant lie after millions of people received notification from their insurance companies informing them their current policies did not meet coverage requirements of the so-called Affordable Care Act, and could no longer be offered.

Under the new dodge, Obama is urging insurers to expand offers of bare-bones health insurance plans to cover catastrophic care. This strategy will also allow people to self-determine if they are in a hardship situation.

The Obamacare mandate requires everyone to have health insurance or face a tax penalty. These latest exemptions are certain to intensify the confusion for consumers.

Instead of continuing exemptions, waivers and delays, Obama should provide all Americans relief from his failed socialist experiment. Forcing citizens to purchase a product they don’t want — one dictated by the federal government — or face sanctions from the Internal Revenue Service, violates basic principles of freedom.

U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), summed the situation up with these words, “The sad reality is that when the law takes effect [on] January 1, more Americans will be without coverage under Obamacare than one year ago.”

No wonder this latest poll shows 53% of Americans would like to see Obamacare repealed, while 67% want it delayed. Overall, by a 54-38 percent margin, people wish the health care law had never passed and the 2009 system were still in place.

Read more and watch the informative FOX News video here.

And Barack Obama?  He and his family are taking advantage of the generosity of strapped American taxpayers and are preparing to hop aboard Air Force One for their annual Christmas soiree in Hawaii. They’ll be gone 17 days.


2013 “Lie of the Year” winner announced

December 14, 2013

PolitiFact, the fact-verification web site, has bestowed its annual “Lie of the Year Award.”

For the first time since it was initially presented in 2009, the suspense factor was minimal since millions of Americans have been negatively impacted by the enormity of the deception.

Take a few minutes and look around the site.  It’s chock full of interesting information and has a Truth-O-Meter that encompasses categories ranging from True, Mostly True, Half True, Mostly False, to a full-flame Pants on Fire.

Click on the following link for PolitiFact’s 2013 winner of “Lie of the Year.” A memory refresher of the practiced and diabolical liar repeating the lie can be viewed here.

PolitiFact is a project of the Tampa Bay Times.


There’s nothing affordable about Affordable Care Act

December 10, 2013

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?


As Obamacare flops, BHO goes for class warfare

December 5, 2013

Achievement deserves punishment of disrepute, ever-increasing taxes, as Obama touts Marxist economic “equality” 

Going for any distraction from his disastrous healthcare scheme — which costs more and delivers less — Barack Obama has jumped on the class warfare train. Now he alleges “increasing income inequality is more pronounced in the United States than other countries.”

As he enters the sixth year of his presidency, with double the number of people on food stamps, Obama claims income inequality is “the defining challenge of our time.”  Enrollment in the food stamp program has skyrocketed by 70 percent in the years since Barack Obama first took office, with over 47 million now accessing the subsidies.

Obama’s Marxist redistribution* of wealth message is nothing new, as this linked 1998 statement demonstrates. It continues to resonate with the audience at the hard-left Center for American Progress where he gave his speech on Tuesday.

“Income inequality has jeopardized the nation’s middle class,” he declared, adding that he is urging Washington to take steps to ensure that the economy benefits everyone.

There may be hope. Young Americans, who overwhelmingly supported Obama, are turning against him and his signature health care law, according to a new survey of millennials — people between the ages of 18 and 29. National Journal reports the startling findings of Harvard University’s Institute of Politics: A majority of Americans under age 25 — the youngest millennials — would favor throwing Obama out of office.

Obama continues to be plagued by what is being called a “trust problem,” as revealed by these two Washington Post charts.

These blatant lies might have something to do with his plummeting numbers.

* H/T Real Clear Politics


AZ AG Tom Horne requests SCOTUS abortion review

November 21, 2013

Arizona’s Attorney General Tom Horne is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse the ruling issued by the liberal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that an Arizona law passed as HB 2800 — stripping Medicaid funding from abortion providers — is unconstitutional.

Horne argues that Arizona has a right to deny Medicaid funding to abortion providers.

Planned Parenthood, Arizona’s largest abortion provider, will receive more than $1.5 billion in Medicaid subsidies, enabling abortion funding in direct contravention of the will of Arizona taxpayers, through the actions of their elected legislative representatives.

The same circuit court ruled that the Arizona law and another challenge brought by Attorney General Horne and Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery (Isaacson v. Horne) banning most abortions past 20 weeks of pregnancy (HB 2036) is also unconstitutional. In that case, the court reversed the ruling of then-Presiding U.S. (AZ) District Court Judge James Teilborg.

Horne, whose job it is to defend these laws, wants clarity in these fundamental life issues.

This March 27 post provides background regarding the expansion of funding for abortion providers. No wonder statewide GOP Legislative Districts have passed resolutions in opposition to Gov. Jan Brewer’s Medicaid Expansion in support of Obamacare.


Pulling the plug on Obamacare: Heritage tells how

November 19, 2013

It’s not often we link directly to another site for our daily post.  Today is an exception.

In “The American People Rose Up to Repeal a Health Care Law Once Before. They Can Do It Again,” Jim Weidman writing for Heritage’s The Foundry, discusses moving past Obamacare, pointing to conservative common sense solutions.

There is excellent, thought-provoking information here — on a subject none of us can avoid. Check it out.


Talking Obamacare with liberal loyalist Gillibrand

November 18, 2013

Bobs and weaves, admits the lie

Appearing Sunday on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” New York Democrat Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand admitted that Democrats knew full well that Americans would lose their health insurance plans through the implementation of Obamacare.

When asked by guest host Martha Raddatz whether Democrats were misled by President Obama about whether Americans would be able to keep their individual insurance plans, Gillibrand answered: “He should’ve just been specific. No, we all knew.” (Video clip)

Gillibrand admitted the redistributive underpinning of Obamacare was the point of the program; so anyone claiming ignorance is not telling the truth.

This is directly from the show’s transcript:

RADDATZ:  Let me ask you this, I want to go back to this implementation, because we can’t quite go forward yet. Did you feel misled by Obama?

GILLIBRAND:  He should have just been more specific, because the point is if you’re offered by a terrible health care plan that the minute you get sick, you’re going to have to go into bankruptcy, those plans should never be offered.

RADDATZ:  So, were you misled?

GILLIBRAND:  He should have just been specific. No, we all knew, the whole point of the plan is to cover things people need, like preventive care, birth control, pregnancy.

RADDATZ: But we’re talking about leadership here and trust. What does this all say about President Obama’s leadership these past few weeks? He fell on his sword but he’s missed that sword a couple of times.

GILLIBRAND:  Well, no one is more disappointed in the implementation issues than President Obama and he has taken full responsibility for the mistakes and the lack of getting this system up and running when it was supposed to be up and running.

Liberal loyalists speak the indignantly righteous language of Obamese. There are no translation services.


AZ Dems Barber, Sinema join GOP majority to stall Obamacare

November 16, 2013

Votes indicate strong fear of vulnerability in 2014 elections

Thirty-nine U.S. House Democrats undercut Barack Obama and his centerpiece healthcare legislation Friday, helping the Republican majority pass a bill that allows a one-year reprieve for Americans to keep health plans that do not comply with the flawed and error plagued Obamacare.

The defections from members of Obama’s party highlighted the pressure on Congress to assist those who lost coverage because of the president’s obviously troubled signature law.

Here in Arizona, Democrat defectors voting for Keep Your Health Plan Act of 2013 (H R 3350) were Ron Barber (CD-2) and Kyrsten Sinema (CD-9). Both are up for reelection and were reading the tea leaves of their districts. Their Dem seatmates Ann Kirkpatrick (CD-1), Raul Grijalva (CD-3) and Ed Pastor (CD-7) in safer districts held fast to the liberal line.

Republicans Matt Salmon (CD-5), David Schweikert (CD-6), and Trent Franks (CD-8) voted with the majority.  Paul Gosar (CD-4) who previously called Obamacare “fundamentally flawed,“ was mysteriously missing.

Despite a veto threat from Obama and objections from his sycophantic minions, the House passed the bill, 261 to 157. Click on the link to view the final roll call votes.

The concise one-page bill can be read here. Obamacare contains nearly 20,000 pages. Here it is wrapped in a red ribbon. No wonder Nancy Pelosi advocated on behalf of passing the bill so we could then find out what was in it.


Obamacare navigators show the fraud-filled way

November 15, 2013

James O’ Keefe’s Project Veritas has released a second investigative video showing Obamacare navigators in Texas counseling undercover reporters — posing as applicants — on how to engage in fraud to cheat the taxpayer-funded health care system by misreporting income and other pertinent information.

Despite such continued and irrefutable evidence, some in the mainstream media persist in referring to the first exposé as an “isolated incident.” Juan Williams disputed the findings to Bill O‘Reilly insisting, “There’s no corruption…that’s so small, Bill….c‘mon.”

“To get a lower premium, I wouldn’t include it…that’s my money,” Obamacare navigator Kris McCray advises at the offices of Change Happens (formerly FUUSA) in Houston, Texas.  Listen as he informs the undercover reporter regarding the cash she ‘earned’ on the side but failed to report in her taxes. “I would just try to get that number as low as you can. It would help you qualify for more stuff as far as aid and stuff like that.”

Other applicants are advised at the National Urban League offices in Dallas and Irving, Texas.


Glenn Beck rips McCain as “lousy senator from AZ”

November 14, 2013

McAwful now calls for total repeal of Obamacare

With his middle finger usually pointedly directed at conservatives, John McCain now has dampened it and holds it to the political wind as he flips on his support of Obamacare.

There is no way to improve on Beck’s scathing review of the old “maverick,” whom he said more than once that he couldn’t decide whether to call a “dirtbag weasel” or a “weasel dirtbag.”

This excellent Blaze post comes complete with video clips and McCain’s previous statements expressing another vantage point. “I can tell you, in the United States Senate, we will not repeal or defund Obamacare. We will not, and to think we can is not rational,” he told CNN’s Jake Tapper in September.

McCain has also argued on several occasions that American voters “spoke” on Obamacare when they re-elected President Barack Obama, and that Republicans lost the fight to repeal the law

Pure McCain.  Pure BS.


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