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Young People Pummel Obamacare Ads On The Daily Show

 

 

Brosurance

 

” Will keg stands and one-night hookups convince young people to sign up for Obamacare? Two liberal groups in Colorado launched a pro-Obamacare advertising campaign with the controversial messages months ago.

  This week, The Daily Show featured the two ads in a segment with correspondent Aasif Mandvi, who interviewed a spokesman from the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative in an attempt to understand why he thought the “Brosurance” and “Let’s Get Physical” ads were effective.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About these ads

W.H.: Obama Has “Signed Up” For Insurance Under Obamacare

 

 

” President Barack Obama has signed up for health insurance through an Affordable Care Act exchange, the White House said Monday.

  In what an official acknowledged is a “symbolic” move since the president gets his medical care from the military, Obama selected a low-cost bronze plan through the District of Columbia exchange. He made the pick over the weekend while vacationing in Hawaii.

  But Obama did not directly sign up for insurance. Rather, his staff went in person to sign him up, an official told POLITICO.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cancer Patient Who Spoke Out Against ObamaCare Now Being Audited

 

 

 

” Bill Elliot was a cancer patient who lost his insurance due to ObamaCare and couldn’t pay the expensive new premiums. He was talking about paying the ObamaCare fine, going without health insurance and “letting nature take its course.”

  He went on FOX News where his story was picked up by C. Steven Tucker, a health insurance broker who helped him keep his insurance.

  Now suddenly Bill Elliot is being audited for 2009 with an interview only scheduled in April 2014. Assuming he lives that long. That might be a coincidence, but Tucker is being audited back to 2003.

  That’s a rather strange coincidence.”

 

He promised as much …

 

Obama Audits Enemies

 

 

This is despotism … pure and simple 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preliminary Map Of Cancelled Health Insurance Policies By State

 

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” There’s a lot of missing space to be filled in the map below(Ed. Above) , but what it shows is the states where at least 2,330,000 individual health insurance policies have been discontinued or cancelled as a direct result of the implementation of Obamacare:

Here’s where you can find an interactive version of the map, which shows the number of reported Obamacare-driven health insurance policy cancellations reported as of November 2, 2013.

Here’s a short summary of the states for which that data has been reported: Alabama (87,000)Alaska (5,400)California (279,000)Florida (300,000)Kansas (20,000)Kentucky (280,000)Michigan (140,000)Minnesota (146,000)Montana (20,000)New Jersey (800,000)New York (100,000)Oregon (150,000), and Wyoming (2,600)

For the numbers we do have, we now count over 3.8 million Americans who have been notified by their insurers that they have been forced out of their health insurance plan they liked because of the “Affordable Care Act”. “

 

 

This is just a preliminary count , so hang onto your wallets , things are going to get worse . Read more .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Twitter Under Fire For Removing Photos Of People

Who’ve Lost Health Insurance…

 

Mycancellation Twit

 

 

” More than 3.5 million Americans have lost their individual health insurance plans as the Obamacare system nears full implementation, and an irreverent website and Twitter account is showing off their cancellation letters.

But the project, mycancellation.com, has had a rocky start, with Twitter freezing its account at least three times since it launched last week.

We were suspended yesterday late afternoon without a notice email,’ site co-creator Victoria Coley told The Daily Caller on Monday.

Coley is communications director at the conservative Independent Women’s Forum.

Heather Higgins, the group’s president, speculated that Twitter’s pushback was politically motivated. “

 

 

    Politically motivated ? Of course . We posted on mycancellation.com the other day and it continues to grow by leaps and bounds . If you have a cancellation letter please be sure to share it .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

49-State Analysis: Obamacare To Increase Individual-Market Premiums By Average Of 41%

 

 

Know Your Rates

The Obamacare Rate Map, an interactive tool for learning about health insurance prices under the Affordable Care Act, was produced by the Manhattan Institute. Click on the graphic to visit the map.

 

 

” One of the fundamental flaws of the Affordable Care Act is that, despite its name, it makes health insurance more expensive. Today, the Manhattan Institute released the most comprehensive analysis yet conducted of premiums under Obamacare for people who shop for coverage on their own. Here’s what we learned. In the average state, Obamacare will increase underlying premiums by 41 percent. As we have long expected, the steepest hikes will be imposed on the healthy, the young, and the male. And Obamacare’s taxpayer-funded subsidies will primarily benefit those nearing retirement—people who, unlike the young, have had their whole lives to save for their health-care needs.

Eight states will enjoy average premium reductions under Obamacare: New York (-40%), Colorado (-22%), Ohio (-21%), Massachusetts (-20%), New Jersey (-19%), New Hampshire (-18%), Rhode Island (-10%), and Indiana (-3%). Most, but not all, of these states had heavily-regulated individual insurance markets prior to Obamacare, and will therefore benefit from Obamacare’s subsidies, and especially its requirement that everyone purchase health insurance or pay a fine.

The eight states that will face the biggest increases in underlying premiums are largely southern and western states: Nevada (+179%), New Mexico (+142%), Arkansas (+138%), North Carolina (+136%), Vermont (+117%), Georgia (+92%), South Dakota (+77%), and Nebraska (+74%).”

 

 

    Isn’t it peculiar how the biggest winners are nearly all blue states while the biggest losers are predominantly red ? The other thing to bear in mind is that the burden of rate hikes has primarily been foisted onto the backs of those of us who self-insure while those whose insurance is employer-provided escape largely unscathed . Yet another corporate subsidy thanks to cronyism .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If Big Pharma Likes Your Healthcare Plan, You Can Keep It

 

 

” But in politics, never assume rules are written simply with the public good in mind. Almost always, the rules ended up how they ended up because special interests with insider access were able to tweak them. So it is with the coverage that Obamacare mandates.

HHS’s first proposed rule on prescription drug coverage required insurers to cover at least one drug in every class of drug — in short, one drug for cholesterol, one drug for epilepsy, etc. Drugmakers wanted more. Led by the lobby group Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, the industry argued that HHS should require all insurers to not only cover one drug per class, but also to match the benchmark plan in their state.”

And Big Pharma won. HHS’s final rule, issued in late November 2012, required all plans to cover “the greater of” one drug per class or whatever the state’s benchmark plan covers.

So if your insurance plan met state mandates and covered one or more drug per class, it still might be illegal if it didn’t cover as much as the “benchmark” insurance plan. PhRMA and its member companies like Eli Lilly and Pfizer care about this in part because more bare-bones prescription drug plans may cover only generic drugs and not the more costly name brand drugs covered by the benchmark plans.

The more comprehensive the drug coverage, the more expensive the premiums — thus the cancellation of many low-premium plans.

This wasn’t the only win for drugmakers in Obamacare, of course. The industry famously got a prime seat at the drafting table of Obamacare (and thus a slew of subsidies and favors) in exchange for millions of dollars in ads supporting the legislation — and ads backing the Democratic senators endangered by voting for it. For all the Big Pharma goodies the White House and Senate Democrats packed into the text of the bill, the industry got even more favors as HHS implemented the law.

The drug industry spent more on lobbying in 2009 and 2010 than any other industry. Sally Susman, who oversaw Pfizer’s lobbying shop, was a top Obama bundler in 2008 and 2012. After the law passed, drug companies hired up plenty of the staffers who shaped the bill from both Congress and the White House.”

 

    The present structure of our governing body (congress) not only allows this kind of blatant corporate cronyism , it practically requires it . The quid pro quo between our “representatives” and big business is how the system has been wired by the players involved and so nothing that comes out of Washington these days is done with the actual voters in mind.We the taxpayers are being fed a line of bulls**t and getting taken for a ride , all in the name of corporate profits and politician’s re-elections .

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MyCancellation.com

 

” ObamaCare Cancelled Your Health Insurance. Now, Send Us Your Letter.

 

 

MyCancellation.com

 

 

    Don’t keep your dissatisfaction to yourself , pass it along and let there be strength in numbers . Thousands already have . You’ll feel better for it and you will be doing your part to shine the light under Obama’s lie-filled bushel .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Four Other Obamacare Disasters The Media Ignored

 

 

Obamacare Is Good

 

 

” In today’s Politico, reporters admit the mainstream media turned a blind eye and deaf ear to conservatives’ warnings about Obamacare—that not all Americans could keep their plans. But with 1.5 million Americans (and counting) receiving cancellation notices because their individual health plans don’t comply with Obamacare, the media are doing an about-face.

This isn’t the only Obamacare warning the media have ignored. Heritage and other health experts have warned about four more potential Obamacare disasters for years:

1. Back-Door Public Option: You might have thought it was killed off, but an ugly embodiment of the public option is alive and well in Obamacare. Health expert Robert Moffit pointed out in 2011 that the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) next year will administer at least two nationwide health plans that will compete against private insurance. OPM is responsible for these plans’ pricing, profits, and operations.

These government-sponsored plans are the only health plans that can compete nationwide under a new set of rules, giving them an unfair advantage in an already disrupted health insurance market. “Instead of fair competition with private health plans, Congress is sponsoring the equivalent of a national monopoly,” Moffit wrote.”

 

Read about the other impending disasters brought to you by Democratic lies and chicanery at Heritage.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Was Posted To Facebook By A Friend 

 

 

Fascist Insurance Co

 

 

 

 

” TRICK OR TREAT, SO MANY HAVE BEEN TRICKED. This came from one.

Refrain between verses:
Liar, liar, pants on fire
Your nose is longer than a telephone wire

Ask me, Obama, why I’m sad
I’ve been on line and I know I’ve been had
Don’t tell me different, you knew it’s a lie
Keep my insurance, see how I cry

Why must you hurt me, what did I do?
Listen here, man, I voted for you
You made no effort to try to be true
My state will vote red, no longer blue…

If you keep on tellin’ me those lies
‘Bout saving money with my insurance buys
There’ll come a day I’ll be gone
To leave your Party, it won’t be long

When that day comes, don’t be mad
Be free of you, but I’ll still be sad
In spite of your cheatin’, press loves you so
They’ll be unhappy that I let you go”

 

     We don’t know much about this fabulous creation other than that it was posted to Facebook by a friend and the graphic seems to have originated at ClashDaily . A quick glance at their site garnered us no further information and we do not know if the poem is an original part of the graphic or something added by another artist . Either way , we thought it one of the most creative photoshops we’ve ever seen on the healthcare fiasco foisted on the nation by the democrats . Hope you enjoy .

 

 

   Update : We found it on the ClashDaily site and it does not contain the poetry , so that remains uncredited . Kudos to both artists anyway .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Need Health Care Coverage? Just Dial 1-800-F**KYO To Reach Obamacare’s National Hotline

 

 

 

” Need health insurance ? The Obama administration has you covered. Simply dial 1-800-FUCKYO to reach the next available health-care provider.

Far from being a mistype, that’s the official number that Health and Human Services wants Americans to dial when seeking health care. Obamacare’s national call  center really did list its number as 1-800-318-2596, helpfully spelling out President Barack Obama’s tendency to blatantly flip the bird in plain view.


” 1-800-3(F) 8(U) 2(C) 5(K) 9(Y) 6(O).

That’s 1-800-FUCKYO. “

 

 

Obama flips us all the bird .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Published on Oct 1, 2013

” This short excerpt from the film “The Determinators” gives an excellent explanation of the Obamacare “healthcare exchanges” that just went on-line. These exchanges are where individuals and small businesses are mandated to purchase healthcare insurance. See the entire film at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5ju8I… “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Insurance Giants that Wrote and Lobbied for Healthcare Law Cash In

 

UNH

United Healthcare (UNH)

 

” Who would have thought forcing everyone in the nation to buy health insurance would be so profitable?

Turns out if you’d invested in health insurance company stocks at the start of the whole Obamacare fiasco, you’d be sitting pretty right now.

Here’s a list of some of the top health insurance providers in the U.S., and a look at how their stocks have produced decent returns since Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law in 2010.

Actually, this shouldn’t come as a shock. After all, the health care industry spent nearly $500 million lobbying for health care issues in 2012, and $243 million so far in 2013. “No other industry sector spent more lobbying Congress and the federal government,” according to Breitbart.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cronyism Writ Large

 

 

 

” Rep. Renee Ellmers raised awareness of a new problem with Obamacare’s implementation: the creation of private-sector health insurance monopolies that will limit Americans’ provider choices.

The major health insurance company Blue Cross Blue Shield, which is closely coordinating with the White House on Obamacare implementation, will enjoy perhaps the greatest monopoly of all, the North Carolina Republican said in a statement.

“Although seven insurance companies currently operate in North Carolina, under the new Obamacare exchanges, those options will dwindle down to one in the majority of counties,” Ellmers said Thursday following the disclosure of figures by federal health officials showing that more than 60 percent of North Carolina counties will have only one insurance provider option under Obamacare: Blue Cross Blue Shield.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opt Out – The Exam – Creepy Uncle Sam

 

Published on Sep 18, 2013

” Empower yourself by opting out of Obamacare. 
Visit http://optout.org for more information

Good news: you are not required to purchase health insurance through an Obamacare exchange! There are cheaper, better options for young people.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obamacare ‘Rate Shock’ Hits Ohio With 88 Percent Insurance Hikes

 

” The Ohio Department of Insurance predicts premiums in 2014 will rise by 88 percent, a direct result of President Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

The average cost of insurance premiums will stand about $420, “representing an increase of 88 percent” compared to 2013, thedepartment reported, Forbes said.”

 

 

But we thought costs were going to be lower under the Democrat’s wonderful plan , isn’t that what we were told ?

 

 

” State officials aren’t surprised. They’ve cautioned about the “rate shock” since the early days of Obamacare, Forbes reported.

“We have warned of these increases,” said Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor, in a statement reported by Forbes. “Consumers will have fewer choices and pay much higher premiums for their health insurance starting in 2014.” “

 

    Affordable is all in the eye of the beholder . If you are a Washington fatcat with taxpayer provided healthcare then it is indeed affordable . If you are a private citizen , the not so much . 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consumers Set to Repeal a Big Part of the Health Care Law

 

” Perhaps the biggest news came last week when The Wall Street Journal reported that the mandates for comprehensive coverage apply to just 30 million out of 160 million Americans with private insurance: “A close reading of the rules makes it clear that those mandates affect only plans sponsored by insurers that are sold to small businesses and individuals, federal officials confirm.”

Earlier, The New York Times had reported that there was another way around the mandates: “Companies can avoid many standards in the new law by insuring their own employees.” Government regulators are busily trying to stop companies from taking that option.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rate Shock: In California, Obamacare To Increase Individual Health Insurance Premiums By 64-146%

 

 

” One of the most serious flaws with Obamacare is that its blizzard of regulations and mandates drives up the cost of insurance for people who buy it on their own. This problem will be especially acute when the law’s main provisions kick in on January 1, 2014, leading many to worry about health insurance “rate shock.”

If you’re a 25 year old male non-smoker, buying insurance for yourself, the cheapest plan on Obamacare’s exchanges is the catastrophic plan, which costs an average of $184 a month. (That’s the median monthly premium across California’s 19 insurance rating regions.)

The next cheapest plan, the “bronze” comprehensive plan, costs $205 a month. But in 2013, on eHealthInsurance.com (NASDAQ:EHTH), the average cost of the five cheapest plans was only $92.

In other words, for the average 25-year-old male non-smoking Californian, Obamacare will drive premiums up by between 100 and 123 percent.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obamacare: Taxpayers Must Report Personal Health ID Info To IRS

 

 

 

” So why will the Obama IRS require your personal identifying health information? 

Simply put, there is no way for the IRS to enforce Obamacare’s individual mandate without such an invasive reporting scheme.  Every January, health insurance companies across America will send out tax documents to each insured individual.  This tax document—a copy of which will be furnished to the IRS—must contain sufficient information for taxpayers to prove that they purchased qualifying health insurance under Obamacare.

This new tax information document must, at a minimum, contain: the name and health insurance identification number of the taxpayer; the name and tax identification number of the health insurance company; the number of months the taxpayer was covered by this insurance plan; and whether or not the plan was purchased in one of Obamacare’s “exchanges.” “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

President Says Obamacare Is Going Great

 

 

 

” Obamacare is “working fine,” President Obama said yesterday in his press conference. It’s made health insurance “stronger, better, more secure than it was before.”

Right. There’s nothing to worry about, which is why Members of Congress are trying to exempt themselves and their staffs from Obamacare.

In reality, health insurance premiums are rising, and states—meaning taxpayers—are staring down some astronomical expenses. A new study from the Government Accountability Office cites Obamacare and Medicaid costs as budget busters for states that are just starting to get their budgets in order.”

 

 

>>> See How Much Obamacare’s Medicaid Expansion Would Cost Your State

 

 

 

 

 

CVS’ ‘Progressive’ New Health Plan Forces Employees to Surrender Their Privacy

 

 

 

 

 

” CVS pharmacies is responding to ObamaCare by ordering its employees to reveal deep personal information or face higher insurance premiums.

The company announced Wednesday what it called “A Plan for Health,” that features a mix of rewards and penalties for employees.

Among the measures, employees must report their weight, body fat, cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar levels. Workers must also be tobacco free or enroll in an addiction program by next year.

As Yakov Smirnov might say, in Soviet Russia, your pharmacy prescribes YOU.

Employees who refuse will have to pay $50 more for health coverage each month, totaling $600 a year.

In a video released by CVS, a top executive said the plan is progressive and cutting edge. “These changes aren’t just about costs, they’re about us, each of us taking personal accountability for our own health,” said Lisa Bissacia, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. “

 

 

 

 

 

Congressional Report: Obamacare Leads to Skyrocketing Premiums, 200 Percent Possible

 

 

 

” An exhaustive study by three congressional committees delivers startling news about the dire effects of Obamacare: President Barack Obama’s signature legislation could increase health insurance premiums by over 200 percent and render insurance coverage unaffordable for millions of Americans.

Broadly, the new report declares that Obamacare “breaks its core promise” to make healthcare coverage affordable.

The report, “The Price of Obamacare’s Broken Promises,” was prepared by the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Majority Staff; Senate Committee on Finance, Minority Staff; and Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, Minority Staff.

“Studies and analyses from the Congressional Budget Office, independent actuaries, state insurance commissioners, health plans, benefit consultants, and others have reached the same conclusion: Obamacare will significantly increase premiums,” the congressional report states.

“Some estimates show some Americans facing startling premium increases of 203 percent because of the law.”

Illustration by Rick McKee

 

 

 

Shocker: Universal Orlando To Drop Part Time Health Coverage Because of ObamaCare

 

 

 

” President Obama confidently stated in 2009, “If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan,” …unless you are one of the 7 million people the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office is estimating that will lose their employment based health insurance. Fail.

Need some more concrete evidence? Check this out:

Universal Orlando plans to stop offering medical insurance to part-time employees beginning next year, a move the resort says has been forced by the federal government’s health-care overhaul.”

STATES CUTTING EMPLOYEE HOURS TO AVOID OBAMACARE COSTS

 

 

 

” 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 employeesto 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.”

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