2 Jul

Obamacare: It’s war

                                       

this is going to hurt

Morphine is an opioid narcotic which is a powerful analgesic. It is commonly used to alleviate pain in terminal cancer patients. Over time doses need to be increased to blunt the pain. Ultimately, what it does is put off the pain. The President has injected a dose of morphine into the country to put off the pain of the metastatic disease known as Obamacare.

First, some history

Obama promised that you would be able to keep your insurance plan and keep your doctor:

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He promised that your premiums would drop by 3000%:

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Obamacare was passed in 2010 and implementation was put off until 2013-2014 for two reasons: one, to collect ten years worth of funds for six years of service so that it would appear to cost less than it really does and two, to push the pain past Obama’s re-election.

And now it’s become a freaking disaster. Doctors’ offices are closing. United Healthcare is abandoning the private insurance market in California. Aetna has already left.

Health care costs are set to skyrocket for many:

Healthy consumers could see insurance rates double or even triple when they look for individual coverage under the federal health law later this year, while the premiums paid by sicker people are set to become more affordable, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of coverage to be sold on the law’s new exchanges. The exchanges, the centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s health-care law, look likely to offer few if any of the cut-rate policies that healthy people can now buy, according to the Journal’s analysis. At the same time, the top prices look to be within reach for many people who previously faced sky-high premiums because of chronic illnesses or who couldn’t buy insurance at all. A review of rates proposed by carriers in eight states shows the likely boundaries for the least-expensive and most costly plans on the exchanges. The lower boundary is particularly important because the government wants to attract healthy people to the exchanges, and they may choose to pay a penalty and take the risk of going without coverage if they believe they can’t get an acceptable deal…The challenge for the law is that healthy 40-year-olds can typically get coverage for less today, especially if they are willing to accept fewer benefits or take on more costs themselves. Supporters of the law say tighter regulation on insurance practices gives consumers more protection and is worth the extra cost, but they have to persuade people who don’t have an immediate need for health care of that. If only sick people buy into the new insurance pools, prices could shoot up.

Hidden Obamacare fees are going to cost one school system an additional $428,000:

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – School officials in St. Augustine, Florida are quickly realizing President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act isn’t very affordable.

The district, and likely many others around the nation, is struggling to come up with nearly a quarter-million dollars in hidden fees associated with the nationalized insurance system, and are being forced to decide whether to pass the cost on to taxpayers or employees, StAugustine.com reports.

“ … (I)t wasn’t until November of last year that the government informed employers there would be a $63 per person fee for reinsurance beginning in 2014,” the news site reports. “For the district, it works out to $428,000-plus for the first year. Reinsurance is to help stabilize premiums for coverage in the individual market.”

Support for repeal of Obamacare is at an all time high:

A record number of voters want the 2010 Affordable Care Act repealed entirely, while sizable majorities say they are worried about their health care under the new law and expect their medical costs will go up, according to a new Fox News poll.

The poll, released Wednesday, finds that 58 percent of voters favor repealing all (39 percent) or some (19 percent) of President Obama’s signature legislative achievement.

Another 19 percent would leave the law as is, while 17 percent would expand its coverage further.

The 39 percent who want to repeal the health care law entirely is a record high, up from 30 percent who felt that way in March 2013.

The Obama regime is trying to sign up anyone it can to sell the public on Obamacare.

With great excitement, the Los Angeles Unified School District has designed a nearly $1 million program to train teenagers to promote the glories of ObamaCare to parents, relatives and friends at home.

The state’s health insurance exchange, Covered California, is handing $990,000 to LA schools, along with federal grants totaling 36-million more U.S. taxpayer dollars to districts around the most populous state.

The goal is to train millions of student messengers statewide to sell the idea of government-subsidized health insurance to parents and relatives at home and to get more people enrolled in ObamaCare.

Taxpayer-paid public school staff will also be used to phone students’ homes urging enrollment under Obama’s Affordable Care Act. And they will be used to consume precious class instructional time to teach the students all about the healthcare program that the Democrat Congress did not read before passing in 2010.

Desperate to hide the looming catastrophe Democrats are panicking:

I don’t know if Members of Congress will be hearing about it in town hall gatherings and other meetings back home over the Fourth of July recess, but the rolling thunder of the approaching ObamaCare train can be heard in the distance. Smart Democrats are beginning to get frantic about the need to suppress the confusion and hide the cost of ObamaCare between now and the 2014 midterm elections. We are just three months away from the October 1st enrollment start date and so far, nothing about the ObamaCare implementation process should be politically encouraging for Democrats. In fact, the more people learn about ObamaCare, the more frightened they become.

Right now, small businesses across America are making the final determinations on how to reduce the working hours of their employees so fewer employees qualify for the mandated, employer-provided health insurance. Employers are also deciding whether it makes more economic sense to pay a fine to the government or pay for healthcare benefits for their employees. What this means is that hundreds of thousands – and perhaps even millions – of Americans will learn that they are being dismissed from their employer’s healthcare coverage.

The healthcare pink slips will start raining down in late summer and early fall. This will push people into the healthcare exchanges, where, in some cases, people will be writing health insurance checks for the first time.

It’s gotten so bad that Obama has had to inject the opioid of delay:

Looks like someone finally read the bill.

The Obama administration is postponing the ‘employer mandate’ – which would levy financial penalties on businesses with more than 50 employees that fail to provide health insurance that meet the minimum standards and “affordability” — until 2015. The move delays implementation of at least one component of the unpopular law until after the next mid-term elections. A coincidence, no doubt.

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That’s right. Obama is taking businesses off the hook until after the next election.

But individuals? No such luck.

The press release from the administration is titled “Continuing to Implement the ACA in a Careful, Thoughtful Manner.” If comprehensive health care legislation had been passed in a careful, thoughtful manner we might have something a lot more constructive on our hands.

In any event, the decision prompts several questions. Among them: 1 -Can the administration unilaterally decide when and how a law is implemented? If so, can Congress decide when and how to fund it? 2- Why is the employer mandate delayed but not the individual mandate? 3 – Why is it that the populist Obama administration acts on complaints from large companies but fights all the way to the Supreme Court to levy fines on individuals?

And those who Rush Limbaugh calls the “low information voter”? They’re as reliably stupid and ignorant as usual:

One year after the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act’s mandate that all Americans acquire health insurance, a significant chunk of uninsured Americans are unaware of that looming requirement, a new poll shows.

Forty-three percent of uninsured Americans told Gallup, in a survey conducted June 20-24, that they had not been aware of the “individual mandate” before surveyed on it. Americans overall were more likely to know about the rule — 81 percent said they were aware of it.

This is intolerable. It is outrageous. How is it that Obama can alter at his whim laws of the land??? Obama and his low life minions wanted this and they should have it. Make them own it. John Boehner has called this a “train wreck.” It is a train wreck and worse. Were I Boehner I would demand that Obama reverse this decision or no debt ceiling increase and no funding of anything Obama.

Period.

As Porky Pig once said “You buttered your bread, now sleep in it.”

About DrJohn

DrJohn has been a health care professional for more than 30 years. In addition to clinical practice he has done extensive research and has published widely with over 70 original articles and abstracts in the peer-reviewed literature. DrJohn is well known in his field and has lectured on every continent except for Antarctica. He has been married to the same wonderful lady for over 30 years and has three kids- two sons, both of whom are attorneys and one daughter on her way into the field of education. DrJohn was brought up with the concept that one can do well if one is prepared to work hard but nothing in life is guaranteed. Except for liberals being foolish.
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19 Responses to Obamacare: It’s war

  1. Nan G says: 1

    This is the Percent Job Losses in Post WWII Recessions chart including May 2013, the latest monthly data….
    http://www.calculatedriskblog.com/2013/06/may-employment-report-175000-jobs-76.html

    As you can see. ObamaCare, extra Obama regulatory restrictions, and the uncertainty all Obama causes has lead to a ”new normal.”
    Note where that new normal is on the chart.
    It skims the bottom of some of our worst recession unemployment levers since WWII!
    If it did keep moving up toward where unemployment was before this recession started (13 months under Bush) it would take it SEVERAL YEARS to get there.

    When Obama gets off Air Force One and reads a paper or sees some news and learns, for the first time, that ObamaCare has delayed the mandate for business owners for a year he will be surprised.
    After all, ObamaCare had no severability clause….it was all or nothing.
    But what are LAWS to Obama?

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  2. Petercat says: 2

    Well, another one bites the dust.
    An OB doctor friend of mine moved to New Zealand several months ago. I just heard from her, she said that if she’d known how much better her life would be, she would have moved there right after med school.
    Now my surgeon has informed me that my December surgery will be one of the last that he does. He’s retiring earlier than planned in January 2013.
    He tells me that many doctors of his acquaintance are polishing their exit strategies.
    I have lived through the peak of my nation’s greatness. I never thought that I’d live to see it slaloming down the other side like a hyperactive snowboarder.

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  3. I am a physician and graduated med school 15 years ago. Many patients ask me what I think about Obamacare. I simply tell them to make up their own mind:

    First, I mention that the IRS will be running the program

    Second, I tell them that the total bill for Obamacare is now triple (and growing) from what was initially calculated- and that these numbers were taken off of economists on liberal TV news agencies

    Third, I point out that if they enjoy going to the DMV, they’ll really enjoy the doctor’s office of tomorrow (as long as you don’t work for congress)

    Forth, I point out that the US government will be in control of 1/6th of our economy. And if they like how Amtrak or the post office is run, they’ll be thrilled to see what’s in store for us Americans.

    Though I have 10 more points to make, I don’t want everyone leaving my office in a state of depression and stop at four.

    The truth is clearly in front of us what is in store for America. Now is not the time to put your head in the dirt. We must all become Tired Americans to save our country!

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  4. Nan G says: 4

    The reason this is a bad decision for Obama to make regarding ObamaCare mandates is that ObamaCare is a complex set of interlocking policies.
    There are both private and employer coverage mandates and regulations making acceptable coverage more expensive.
    If 1/2 of that is dropped, the employee coverage mandate, then the healthiest will opt out as their coverage becomes even more expensive.
    Then, naturally, insurance premiums will creep up.
    With a 1 year deferment many businesses will wait to cover employees.
    This forces employees to use the private insurance or have no coverage.
    This forces up the cost of insurance and puts pressure on state exchanges (all supposed to be open on this Oct. 1st) that have to help individuals get insurance.

    Thank goodness Obama started collecting taxes for ObamaCare YEARS before any Americans get a benefit from it!
    Otherwise no way would it have the money to deal with all these jury-rigs.
    Oh, wait…it still doesn’t have enough money!

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  6. Pete says: 5

    I am a neonatologist.

    Everytime a mother tells me that she can’t find a pediatrician to take care of her baby because she is on medicaid, I explain that medicaid only pays the physician 11-15% (after 12-18 months MINIMUM of bureacratic gymnastics to get medicaid to actually pay) of what it costs the physician to care for the patient. I also explain that this will only get worse once obamacare is finally forced upon us. I also ask them how adding 15,000 new IRS agents – but not a single new physician – will help provide healthcare to the alleged 30-50 million uninsured the left always talks about.

    The fact that Obama and his marxist cabal are actually getting away with this blatant political chicanery to avoid the inevitable negative impacts of their collectivist takeover of medical care in this country prior to the 2014 elections makes it obvious the Orwellian Dept of Education has done a supreme job of prepping the battlefield for the sovietization of our once proud nation.

    Obama is a liar. “3000% decrease in health care premium”? That was an outright lie. “If you like your doctor you can keep him”? Another lie. “I will not raise taxes on the middle class…not by one dime”? Yet another lie.

    If you still support this lying, arrogant marxist scumbag, then you are too stupid to deserve anything but the natural consequence of your pending slavery.

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  7. Greg says: 6

    The statement that health care premiums would go down by as much as 3000% was nothing more than a misstatement resulting from an incorrect number that appeared on a teleprompter during a speech made in Strongsville, Ohio.

    The number is so patently absurd that anyone listening to the speech should have realized this on the spot. No reasonable person would expect a 3000% reduction in health insurance premiums, or conclude that this number was actually what was meant. To suggest this was an intentional lie is totally disingenuous—unless, of course, the suggestion is coming from an unreasonable person.

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  8. Did he also misspeak when he said that taxes would not go up in the middle class?

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  9. drjohn says: 8

    @Greg:

    You mean just like he did when he promised that your premiums would go down and you could keep your doc and your plan?

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  10. Ditto says: 9

    The employer mandate implementation date was passed by Congress and signed by this President. Obama does not have the constitutional power to unilaterally change the date, and by doing so, rewrite Federal law that declares the date the law will be go into effect. It would require another bill to be passed by Congress and then signed by Obama for such specific a change to be legal. The House should demand an immediate SCOTUS ruling for the administration’s violation of the Separation of Powers clause of the Constitution.

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  11. I WONDER WHICH SIDE THE MILITARY ARE,
    CAN THEY ANSWER TO THAT IN A SIMPLE ANSWER?
    IT’S GETTING SO BAD , THAT THE VETERANS ARE NOT GETTING THEIR MONEY, THEY ARE TOLD OF A MILLION BACK LOAD TO GET BACK,
    THAT IS LAUGHING AT THE WARRIORS WHO GET TO DIE OR LOSE LIMBS FOR OBEYING THAT COMMANDER IN CHIEF WHO IS NOW ROBBING THEM.
    WHAT IS THERE TO FIX? A LOT AND NOW.

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  12. Greg
    you pick that lie which was not correct, it stayed as a lie,
    one along thousands more in all his campaigns.

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  13. Pete says: 12

    @Greg:

    You really are swimming in the orwellian kool aid…so those of us listening to the speech are supposed to know that Obama was merely reading the teleprompter…but he was too stupid not to have vetted his speech before hand and to make an adjustment…KNOWING that 3000% was ridiculoous…by quoting the proper alleged decrease in health insurance should we swallow obamacare fantasies.

    You are either a troll, a progressive operative, or so lacking in critical thinking skills that the inherent stupidity in your statement should preclude you from ever considering voting again.

    I still can’t believe you actually took the time to type out such a ludicrous excuse to deflect from Obama’s intrinsic dishonesty… because there really are only two options…either Obama is too cognitively deficient to recognize that a 3000% cost decrease isn’t economically possible and therefore MUST have been a teleprompter typo…or he KNEW it was a lie but has such contempt for the citizens of this once great country and pushed such an obvious bald-faced progressive lie to bamboozle those stupid LIVs into supporting this marxist garbage.

    And you atually DEFEND this despicable character…making ridiculous pretzel-logic excuses?

    Have you no shame, Sir? None at all?

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  14. PETE
    IT IS GETTING CONFUSING WITH TWO GREG,
    ONE IS A CONSERVATIVE AND THE OTHER IS A LB PROTECTING HIS SIDE NO MATTER WHAT,
    NO MATTER HOW WRONG THEY ARE,
    BYE

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  15. ourbrave.org
    need a house to be built specially for their missing limbs, to become self efficient and regain their pride,
    please AMERICA HELP TO GIVE BACK TO THEM, WHAT THEY SO COURAGEOUSLY GAVE FOR AMERICA,
    THEIR LIVES IN HELL FOR YEARS, THEIR PAINFUL LOST OF LIMBS, THEIR TIME DIMINISH BY THE CARE THEY HAD TO SUBMIT TO.
    ourbraves.org

    HAPPY 4 RT OF JULY AMERICA,
    WE ALWAYS DID AND WILL LOVE YOU FOREVER

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  16. Smorgasbord says: 15

    Anyone who reelected, or will elect any politician who voted for obamacare, deserves what they get. A politician who votes for a bill BEFORE they read it, shouldn’t be in office EVER AGAIN! Bills should be written so they are easy to understand, instead of they way they are now, so that they are PURPOSEFULLY hard to understand.

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  17. Nan G says: 16

    The one-year delay is just a ploy.
    The real-life experience we are seeing is a large-scale move from full-time workers to part-timers.
    Someone dubbed this “The OBAMACARE Effect.”

    In June, the household survey reported that part-time jobs soared by 360,000 to 28,059,000 – an all time record high. Full time jobs? Down 240,000.

    ObamaCare incentivizes employers to one of two things:
    Drop workers to below 30 hours per week in order to avoid incurring liabilities or fines.
    Or, if the employer is near the 50 employee mark, to trim down to below 50 to escape ObamaCare altogether.

    This is NOT a recipe for a recovery.
    Obama now wants to introduce an extra year of uncertainty.
    How will THAT help?
    It will not.

    All of this was not a bug, it is a feature.
    ObamaCare was designed to destroy private medical coverage so a single-payer plan would be all that was left standing.
    And single-payer was Obama’s plan all along.

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  18. again crooked to the bone,
    oh thank thank you for the gift of delay the abomination OBAMA CARE , TO FALL ON THE HEAD OF THE PEOPLE.

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