Skip to comments."We told you so, you frickin' idiots" just doesn't seem strong enough
Posted on 09/23/2013 11:34:44 AM PDT by Starman417
It seems like yesterday when the gullible left fell under the spell of the snake oil salesman....
"If you're one of the more than 250 million Americans who already have health insurance, you will keep your health insurance. This law will only make it more secure and more affordable."
President Barack Obama, June 28, 2009
"If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan."
President Barack Obama, Aug. 11, 2009
"If you are among the hundreds of millions of Americans who already have health insurance through your job, or Medicare, or Medicaid, or the VA, nothing in this plan will require you or your employer to change the coverage or the doctor you have."
President Barack Obama, Sept. 9, 2009
Did I mention that the check is in the mail? One thing for sure is that Obama won't respect you in the morning any more than he does now. Health care costs are going up, and by a LOT
It was one of candidate Obamas most vivid and concrete campaign promises. Forget about high minded (some might say high sounding) but gauzy promises of hope and change. This candidate solemnly pledged on June 5, 2008: In an Obama administration, well lower premiums by up to $2,500 for a typical family per year .. Well do it by the end of my first term as President of the United States. Unfortunately, the experts working for Medicares actuary have (yet again) reported that in its first 10 years, Obamacare will boost health spending by roughly $621 billion above the amounts Americans would have spent without this misguided law.
What this means for a typical family of four
$621 billion is a pretty eye-glazing number. Most readers will find it easier to think about how this number translates to a typical American familythe very family candidate Obama promised would see $2,500 in annual savings as far as the eye could see. So I have taken the latest year-by-year projections, divided by the projected population and multiplied the result by 4. Simplistic? Maybe, but so too was the Presidents campaign promise. And this approach allows us to see just how badly that promise fell short of the mark. Between 2014 and 2022, the increase in national health spending (which the Medicare actuaries specifically attribute to the law) amounts to $7,450 per family of 4.
The NY Times apparently is unable to fend off reality any longer either:
WASHINGTON Federal officials often say that health insurance will cost consumers less than expected under President Obamas health care law. But they rarely mention one big reason: many insurers are significantly limiting the choices of doctors and hospitals available to consumers.
From California to Illinois to New Hampshire, and in many states in between, insurers are driving down premiums by restricting the number of providers who will treat patients in their new health plans.
But I thought you could keep your doctor! And doctors are taking a hit:
When insurance marketplaces open on Oct. 1, most of those shopping for coverage will be low- and moderate-income people for whom price is paramount. To hold down costs, insurers say, they have created smaller networks of doctors and hospitals than are typically found in commercial insurance. And those health care providers will, in many cases, be paid less than what they have been receiving from commercial insurers.
When was the last time Congress took a hit in pay? Oh, that's right- never. Ever you notice that when costs of education are spiraling out of control the answer is to lower interest costs on loans or forgive them outright? Did you notice that ridiculously overpaid faculty are never asked to take a hit in pay? The University of California is raising tuition 8-16% over 2015-2016 but has $10 million to squander on a new palazzo for Janet Napolitano. That's in addition to a salary of $570,000 plus car. Educators, especially those at U of C, never take a hit. Then again, the University of California was the top contributor to Barack Obama in 2008.
No, let's rip the flesh off of those who provide the care, those who keep you healthy, those who save your lives instead. And on top of that, let's not include tort reform so doctors continue to have the same vulnerability they have now, except they'll have even less income to defend themselves.
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“Liar, liar pants on fire” comes to mind.
I ddont think there is a word that comes out of this man’s mouth that isn’t a lie.
Did you forget to attribute to Forbes?
Too bad half the country has its head embedded in the tail end of its digestive tract, or the protests would already be starting.
We told them so.
Now that Lois Lerner and all her accomplices at the IRS have been indicted and jailed for TARGETING REPUBLICANS, I feel so much better about THE IRS OVERSEEING REPUBLICANS’ HEALTH CARE!! /s
How can you tell that lawyer is lying. His lips move.
So basically health insurance is now motivated to meddle into the decision of who is a doctor and who is not.
And they said Obama would keep the greedy capitalists away from sucking our blood, he is MANUFACTURING them into a corner!!!!
IT’s Bush’s fault he changed his mind. We do not love him enough, we must appease him and give him all powers to the SOvietobama. Let us give all of our moneys and children to this chief homosexual pedophile muslim, maybe then he will love us more.
Liberals are dumb whores.
171% increase for a friend
How dare those evil capitalists force you top pay for health insurance!!!
We let us in the government TAKE your money and we’ll provide crappier service, at twice the cost.
But at least everyone will be covered. Except for those who won’t.
Many moonbats didn't think further than that since so many teapartiers were so vehemently against it that it had to be passed to push in their faces.
When I was a kid, my folks took us camping by this one lake. There was a little snack bar down the road from where we set up. My sister and I walked down to the snack bar. They had a sign up that said “FREE ICE CREAM TOMORROW!!!”. We were staying overnight, so we figured we’d come back the next day for some free ice cream. The next day, we walked back to the snack bar to get our free treat. There was a nasty old guy that ran the place. We asked him for some free ice cream. He laughed at us and said that sign always fooled kids. Then he told us to get lost if we weren’t going to buy anything. We started to walk away. I told my sister to stop and watch me. I picked up a horse turd and walked back to the snack bar. I asked the mean old guy for some ice cream. He told me I had to pay for ice cream. So I threw the horse turd in his face and said, “Yeah, but horses**t is free!” Good thing he was old and slow.
That’s how it is with Obama. His horses**t is free.
We have a so-called “Cadillac plan” and its called Blue Cross Blue Shield. We pay about 800 a month for our family. My Allstate agent (family member) said that from what he has been told (we don’t get our health insurance through Allstate, we get it from BCBS direct) that the “Cadillac tax” on our insurance will be about 4,800 a year, in addition to our current premiums. I have no idea if this is true, I am sure someone here will know. But I am worried about it. WTF would I pay a tax on something that I was getting before. It irks me to no end.
How about the folks who can’t afford it? Who are still working? I am retired, and financially secure. I can afford the tax, but my kids could not. I will be having to pay their bills. It is absurd.
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