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Michael Tanner: 'Fearmongers' were right about Obamacare
Orange County Register ^ | May 3, 2010 | MICHAEL TANNER

Posted on 05/03/2010 8:53:48 AM PDT by george76

The ink was barely dry on President Barack Obama's signature before the RAND Corp. released a report concluding that, not only would the hard-won health care package fail to curb health insurance premium increases, but the bill itself would drive premiums for young people up as much as 17 percent.

This should not have been a surprise: the Congressional Budget Office had already warned that the plan would do almost nothing to reduce premium hikes. And when New York implemented the same type of insurance reforms in the 1980s, it led to an increase of nearly $500 per year for young people. But somehow, the media didn't pay much attention.

And, of course, during the health care debate, no presidential speech was complete without a promise that "if you have health insurance today, and you like it, you can keep it." But the Congressional Budget Office now says that as many as 10 million workers will lose their current insurance under Obamacare. Some of those workers will have to buy new insurance through the government-run exchanges. Millions more will be thrown onto Medicaid.

In addition, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Studies reports that half of seniors currently enrolled in the Medicare Advantage program will lose their coverage under that program and be forced back onto traditional Medicare.

Legislate in haste; repent in leisure.

(Excerpt) Read more at ocregister.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: healthcare; medicaid; medicare; medicareadvantage; obamacare

1 posted on 05/03/2010 8:53:48 AM PDT by george76
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To: george76
Legislate in haste; repent in leisure.

I like that. Great point!

2 posted on 05/03/2010 8:56:45 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: george76
Where did Healthcare go??? It went south. Obama must be happy as hell with the oil blowout. He really has no responsibility and has BP by the ________.

First he'll rob them and then he'll rob us to start "kinda like an insurance program" for oil companies and they MUST join.

3 posted on 05/03/2010 8:57:24 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: george76

If the critics were correct, how can they be “fearmongers.”


4 posted on 05/03/2010 9:01:46 AM PDT by izzatzo
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To: george76

Thanks for posting this
Will be posted in conservative taking points section of How to run a conservative campaign in
http://www.theusmat.com/home.htm


5 posted on 05/03/2010 9:14:06 AM PDT by mosesdapoet (Corps vs Corpse? Why naturally, Obama was talking about the White House Press Corpse.!)
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To: Sacajaweau

The oil leak is just to good a crisis to allow to go to waste. Of course the statist are going to take advantage of the Industry since ‘energy’ was next on the list.
Opportunity does not often knock twice.


6 posted on 05/03/2010 9:19:03 AM PDT by griswold3 (socialism is doomed to failure because rational economic calculation is impossible without secure pr)
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To: Sacajaweau

Happy? He’s being hammered for being to slow to respond.

The healthcare thing will NOT fade away, not anytime soon.


7 posted on 05/03/2010 9:20:07 AM PDT by 101voodoo
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To: george76

lol!


8 posted on 05/03/2010 9:32:08 AM PDT by ken21 (i am not voting for a rino-progressive.)
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To: Sacajaweau

First he’ll rob them and then he’ll rob us to start

Obama Hood: he steals.

[wish i knew photoshop....]


9 posted on 05/03/2010 9:35:36 AM PDT by Adder (Proudly ignoring Zero since 1-20-09! WTFU!)
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To: george76

obamacare wheels


10 posted on 05/03/2010 9:53:00 AM PDT by FrankR (Standing up against tyranny must start somewhere, or the future will belong to the tyrants.)
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To: izzatzo

Way before any of this got to the point of being voted on,
I was discussing the “death panels” with a lib who supports ANYTHING these people do.

First, it was denial that rationing would occur.

I walked through the increased demand due to increased “free” coverage vs the reduced number of providers,
and asked how rationing COULDN’T occur.

I got back - “well, better if a government panel does the rationing than an insurance company”.


11 posted on 05/03/2010 9:56:07 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: george76; Fred Nerks; null and void; stockpirate; PhilDragoo; Candor7; rxsid; MeekOneGOP; ...
~Ping~

Michael Tanner: 'Fearmongers' were right about 0bamacare
Orange County Register ^ | May 3, 2010 | MICHAEL TANNER

The ink was barely dry on President (Barry Soetero) Barack 0bama's signature before the RAND Corp. released a report concluding that, not only would the hard-won health care package fail to curb health insurance premium increases, but the bill itself would drive premiums for young people up as much as 17 percent.

[snip]

And, of course, during the health care debate, no presidential speech was complete without a promise that "if you have health insurance today, and you like it, you can keep it."

But the Congressional Budget Office now says that as many as 10 million workers will lose their current insurance under Obamacare. Some of those workers will have to buy new insurance through the government-run exchanges. Millions more will be thrown onto Medicaid.

In addition, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Studies reports that half of seniors currently enrolled in the Medicare Advantage program will lose their coverage under that program and be forced back onto traditional Medicare.

Legislate in haste; repent in leisure.

Fearmongers? Nope. We were being realistic.

Where are the site pests? Apparently it hasn't occurred to them they will fall under 0bama-lack-of-care, too.

12 posted on 05/03/2010 2:02:06 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: LucyT

Clean the sewer that is this Congress and this thug Administration and then repeal, repeal, repeal.


13 posted on 05/03/2010 2:04:29 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead (Clean the RAT/RINO Sewer in 2010 and 2012)
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To: rarestia
Legislate in haste; repent in leisure.

Repent? Sadly, Obama, Congress and the press knew this all along, they cared not, they want their socialism/fascism/marxism/communism right now, damn everything else.

14 posted on 05/03/2010 2:12:49 PM PDT by RJL
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To: george76

Good catch, George.


15 posted on 05/03/2010 2:20:02 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: LucyT

“Where are the site pests? “

Slow day ;-)


16 posted on 05/03/2010 2:21:08 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: george76

Wait’ll the marxists ram finance reform through that will screw everyone but Wall Street. We will pay a checkbook tax and government will be able to look at what we spend in our checking accounts anytime they want. Watched by yet another unelected committee that will decide what their rules are without congress.

And Waxman sticking his anti-supplement bill in there to make it harder and more costly to buy vitamins.

Each legislation takes away more of our rights and intrudes government into our most private files. Our liberty and privacy are over after finance reform and cap and trade.


17 posted on 05/03/2010 2:28:16 PM PDT by OafOfOffice (W.C:Socialism:Philosophy of failure,creed of ignorance,gospel of envy,the equal sharing of misery)
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To: OafOfOffice; LucyT
Flux those plicks. They will not get a red cent from me.

I hef a devious plen!

18 posted on 05/03/2010 3:59:49 PM PDT by Candor7 (Now's the time to ante up against the Obama Fascist Junta ( member NRA))
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To: Candor7

My husband hef a devious plen too. Don’t put any money in the banks and arm up. Whatever that means.

If people think government will be watching every dime they spend they will go back to the mattress. I will be going to Costco for one of their safes to be installed I know that much.

http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?ec=BC-EC30709-ProdID11468023&pos=1&whse=BC&topnav=&prodid=11468050&lang=en-US


19 posted on 05/03/2010 4:15:38 PM PDT by OafOfOffice (W.C:Socialism:Philosophy of failure,creed of ignorance,gospel of envy,the equal sharing of misery)
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To: OafOfOffice

Everyone needs a devious plen!


20 posted on 05/03/2010 4:27:30 PM PDT by Candor7 (Now's the time to ante up against the Obama Fascist Junta ( member NRA))
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To: george76
THEY are the FEARMONGERS! Not us. We know about the "bill" and will do everythig we can to destroy it.Its is NOT a health care bill.

It is a demographic warfare bill.And we are at war with our own government. Few have figured that out yet.

21 posted on 05/03/2010 5:00:31 PM PDT by Candor7 (Now's the time to ante up against the Obama Fascist Junta ( member NRA))
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To: OafOfOffice; Candor7

I’m afraid these goons have people ready how to open those safes without your help???


22 posted on 05/04/2010 2:12:42 AM PDT by danamco (")
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To: george76

bump


23 posted on 05/07/2010 8:53:07 PM PDT by tutstar (Baptist Ping List-freepmail me to be included or removed. <{{{><)
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To: Nightshift

gnip


24 posted on 05/07/2010 8:53:36 PM PDT by tutstar (Baptist Ping List-freepmail me to be included or removed. <{{{><)
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