So where are we now with Obamacare? Well, more than a few things are happening, or has happened that make this bill an abomination. Not in any particular time-line order, let’s take what Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) did. He snuck in an amendment to Obamacare that I applaud. He added in that if we, the Obama Serfs have to have Obamacare, then Congress shall too! http://www.freedomworks.org/blog/jwithrow/desperate-congress-realizes-theyre-getting-obamaca Many Republicans and Democrats were upset by this. It is easy to pass a bill that is for everyone else, but doesn’t affect you! So many fought this. So what is a Congressman to do? Turn to the President for help. This week the Obama administration issued an exemption for Congress (and all their staffers) that has you, the taxpayer paying 75% of their Obamacare exchange cost. Meanwhile, if you are in the middle class? No one is going to give you a dime off of the cost. (nor your employer or union if that is where you get your healthcare from. http://www.whitehousedossier.com/2013/08/02/obama-grants-congress-obamacare-reprieve/
Also, a side note: The amount of people on Foodstamps, unemployment, welfare, etc. has skyrocketed under this administration. Where one in 5 people are on some kind of entitlement program. The amount of people on foodstams alone are over 40 million people now. So, my question is how are they going to get health insurance. I mean, if you don’t buy it, you get fined up to 2 grand, right? Well, guess what… You pay for them! Why work anymore!? And speaking of why work anymore: Did you know that the more you work, the less benefits you may get? Way to go Obama! Curtail overtime and a good work ethic! Just go over your alotted work hours by one dollar and you can decrease your own benefits! http://www.cnbc.com/id/100921864
Jay Carney says there is no evidence that companies are letting go people because of Obamacare. That there is no statistics that show companies either making their employess part-time, or downsizing their staff. Yet daily in the news we hear just that. Although I have been telling this mass diminishing workforce saga on my radio show almost weekly for the past two years, Jay Carney hasn’t heard of this. Just the latest story today points to what I have been saying, along with many others in one voice, and here is that example: http://washingtonexaminer.com/74-of-small-businesses-will-fire-workers-cut-hours-under-obamacare/article/2533131 .
Oh, and what about Death Panels? It was Sara Palin that first bought this up, and WOW! Did she get drilled for it! That Right Wing Loon! they called her. While it is true that the words DEATH PANELS do not exists in the Affordable Healthcare Act, Republicans, and even Democrats are now coming around to seeing it exists. Beaurocrats decide if Grandma needs that operation that may save her life, or is she too old? Well, perhaps we just give her pills to make the end more comfortable for her. Howard Dean, a Democrat yes, but also a Doctor even amits that an advisory board can make decisions preventing you from getting what you need, Sorry Grandma. Here is a quote from Howard Dean about it ” One major problem is the so-called Independent Payment Advisory Board. The IPAB is essentially a health-care rationing body. By setting doctor reimbursement rates for Medicare and determining which procedures and drugs will be covered and at what price, the IPAB will be able to stop certain treatments its members do not favor by simply setting rates to levels where no doctor or hospital will perform them”.
Back when Obamacare was being heavily debated, and passed behind closed doors along with one of my favorite quotes from Nancy Pelosi “We have to pass the bill, before we find out what’s in it”. I still laugh at that whenever I hear it, had full union support. Now? The unions, all over the country are begging to be exempt from it. They can’t afford it they say, and it will hurt thier members. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/feb/17/clancy-labor-unions-pushed-obamacare-through-want-/ . Besides the unions and Congress wanting exemptions, The IRS workers themselves want out too! http://www.newsmax.com/Headline/irs-obamacare-federal-unions/2013/07/26/id/517306 . Even the new acting commisioner of the IRS, Danny Werfel wants out of it! http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/08/01/irs-chief-says-hed-rather-not-switch-over-to-obamacare-plan/ . How ironic considering it is the IRS that will be enforcing Obamacare! The same IRS that goes after those they don’t like! They also have the authority to put leins on your home if you don’t pay! http://www.atr.org/obamacare-lead-irs-tax-liens-a7189 .
Yes, I wish t add another side note: There is about 318 million people in America. If you recall, the entire premise of Obama pushing a National Healthcare bill was to provide insurance for the approximate 22 million people who had no healthcare. So the answer? Ruin the worlds best healthcare system for nearly 300 million people for the 22 million people. Liberals love the “Take care of everyone” logic. It does sound great, but in the end, it affects the very people who wanted to help, the middle class. Now? The estimate is about 30 million people will not have healthcare under Obamacare. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/06/07/obamacare-leaves-millions-uninsured-heres-who-they-are/ So what is the point? What is this really about? Healthcare? No, not at all. It is the same thing that Social Security was really meant to be… a tax. There is no Social Security federal account. Your money is taken, spent, leaving nothing but IOU’s in it. The same thing will be with Obamacare. Collect a massive amount of money and spend it on giving it away to the Muslim Brotherhood, Foreign nations, people who refuse to work, and live on entitlements (not all, but millions). I also get a kick out of Liberals who are blaming the Republicans for all that is bad in Obamacare. We have been warning them about all of this from day one, but now that it is becoming reality that can’t seem to remember any of the warnings, just that Republicans want it to fail, and are doing things to make Obama look bad. Those ladies and Gentlemen are the low information voters. Even top Democrats are running from this bill.
In each state (except for a handful) Insurance rates are skyrocketing. Some up to 70% higher premium costs. Insurance companies are businesses. They work on profit of course. If they have to cover pre-existing conditions, they are not going to cover it for free, or take a loss in profit. Hence, premiums go up. That is not the only reason for increases, coverage for children up to 26 years old is another, but Insurance companies are not the bad guys. The Government makes regulations to corporations that leave the companies no choice but to raise rates, prices, etc. Even something so nice sounding, such as raise the minimum wage, has horrible effects on the very people who would have their minimum rate raised. Businesses all over the country when faced with paying their employees more, raise their prices on milk, toys, clothes, you name it, it all goes up. Again, businesses are not going to make less profit because they pay their employees more, you pay for it. The same goes with Insurance regulations. Oh, and let’s not leave out the Obama exchanges. You know, the exchanges some states welcomed, and some want nothing to do with it. In the exchange the states that agree get a huge subsidy that literally pays for almost all of Obamacare in that state. However, after a few years this exchange goes away. However, the coverage does not. The states then have to do without the subsidy and what happens then? Detroit in every county if you know what I mean. Obamacare will devastate the individual, and the state as a whole.
Obamacare in every corner of topic, subject is a disaster. A train wreck if you will, as Democrats have called it. Yes, Democrats. Obama knows this to I think. Issuing an illegal, and un-Constitutional delay for businesses points to this. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/07/08/republicans-challenge-authority-to-delay-ignore-obamacare-provision/ . Hey? How about me? Can I have a delay too? So what does this all mean. Well, if you do not have coverage for yourself or your family you will have to get insurance starting about 4 grand per person, if not a 2 thousand dollar fine, yet no coverage just for paying the fine. That is for each year. If you get coverage from your company a few things may happen. You may be dropped totally by the insurance coverage of your employer, leaving you to get your insurance from Obamacare. You may get less in your paycheck, not only by being made to work less hours to get less benefits, but less in your paycheck to partially pay, along with your employer, the premium yearly costs of insurance. You may also see no change to your employee insurance status, meaning you won’t be dropped or pay premiums, but the insurance plan may be what is called a “Skinny Plan”. This means you go to the hospital? Well, you pay half!
Due to Obamacare Doctors are turning down Medicare, and some even just working on cash treatments. Nursing shortages, Doctor shortages, Hospital regulations, it is all a snowball down a hill getting bigger and bigger. Want an MRI? Need an MRI? well, sorry, we can’t schedule you for another two months… Oh yes, that is coming, just ask those in England and Canada. If we take the warnings of England, where they are now wanting out of their HHS ( Their national Health Care), and selling it bit by bit to the private sector to make it more “American” because it is breaking the banks of England the way it is now, and people are dying on it unnecessarily. http://articles.latimes.com/2011/jun/13/world/la-fg-britain-health-care-20110613. We would realize that what we have (Pre-Obamacare) Is worth saving. Reform, not Obamacare. Yet, with all the Republicans fighting for the little guy (Not known if you listen to MSNBC and the likes), The Republicans themselves do not have an alternative plan. This hurts them. Yet some Republicans, the liberal Republicans (I say there is no such thing as a moderate Republican, they are just liberals), want Obamacare. They have even come down on Ted Cruz who wants to de-fund Obamacare. Carl Rove, a Republican Wolf in Sheep’s clothing wants to not bother with de-funding Obamacare. He believes leave it alone, it will be crushed under it’s own weight, but if that is true, we won’t find out until the middle class is hurt by it. It must be de-funded, and at the same time, replaced. http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/cruz-obamacare-americans-unite/2013/08/01/id/518338 .
Here is my new I told you so” moment. Just watch! In time, a liberal will take their child to a hospital and be told they have to wait a week, or two, or even longer for care, and blame Republicans for it. Or watch as Liberals get their hours cut and get less benefits, or none at all, or the full timer going from 40 hours a week to 30 (Yes, in Obamacare’s bill, full time is now 30 hours!) Then, that liberal will point their finger at the Republican and say :YOU MADE THIS HAPPEN!”. God Bless America, and God, Bless us soon, perhaps NOW! The evil within is destroying the land that George Washington once said “It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible”.