Skip to comments.Obamacare Health Care Exchanges are Democrat Party Front Organizations
Posted on 06/20/2013 1:51:49 PM PDT by drewh
RUSH: I hate to do this to you, but the Investor's Business Daily had an editorial yesterday, and they have discovered the purpose of Obamacare. It has nothing to do with health care. The purpose of Obamacare got nothing to do with your health, and nothing to do with your insurance.
It's about building a permanent, undefeatable, always-funded Democrat majority. One example: The exchanges. We're being told that the government's running way behind on setting up the exchanges, and we're being told it's because the bill so complicated, big, unmanageable. Nobody could possibly get this done on time. IBD has tracked how these exchanges are being set up, and basically the health care exchanges in these states are going to be Democrat political action committees, funded with your tax dollars.
They're going to operate under the guise of selling you your health insurance when in fact what they're going to be doing is providing employment for Democrats and Democrat voters and Democrat operatives. They are going to use the exchanges to give out money to sympathetic Democrats and people who vote for other Democrats. I'll give you the details. It's on a par with how I've tried to explain that the stimulus was a money-laundering operation for Democrat campaign coffers.
Because the vast majority of stimulus money went to keep government union employees working. It went to make sure they weren't laid off in a really bad and down economy. State and local union employees pay dues. They're required to pay it. The dues are collected by Democrat union leaders. They run all the union organizations, and the dues are what fund Democrat campaigns. Well, you can't collect dues if the people aren't working. If you're the Democrats, you can't (not yet, anyway) just write a check for $900 billion to the US Treasury and then start giving it away.
But you can come up with a "stimulus" bill that you tell people it's all about creating jobs and roads and bridges and building up infrastructure. Then you get the check, and you are in charge of how the money is spent and where it goes, and you see to it that it ends up ultimately in the back pockets of union employees so that they continue to be employed and paying dues. So it's a roundabout way of getting $900 billion, or a percentage of it, back to the Democrat Party in campaign contributions.
That's what the stimulus bill was!
I'll take a break. Take a couple phone calls, and then I will share with you the dirty details of the Investors Business Daily editorial on what is really happening with Obamacare and the exchanges.
RUSH: Now, on to the Investor's Business Daily. They have an editorial that explains in quite extensive detail how Obamacare is actually a funding operation for Democrat Party operatives and a technique for improving increasing Democrat Party voter registration.
"The Obama administration granted a whopping $910 million to California to set up its insurance exchange. That money is not for bandages, surgery, nurses and doctors to care for the sick. ... Shockingly, the $910 million is slated for bureaucracy, including rich compensation packages for exchange employees." In fact, the executive director of the exchange in California will make $360,000 a year. The exchange money, this $910 million, is being used for computer equipment, public relations, and outreach.
What is the exchange? It's supposedly where you go, by mandate, to buy your health insurance. The exchange is supposed to just be a catalog, basically. And the only thing in the catalog are insurance policies, and you go there and you pick yours. You go there, decide what you want. That's what the exchange is. Instead, the regime has decided to use these exchanges, probably part of the original plan, as Democrat get-out-the-vote efforts complete with walking-around money and employment for loyal Democrats.
"California lawmakers passed a law (Senate Bill 35) requiring that voter registration be part of the health insurance exchange." California lawmakers, again, passed Senate Bill 35 that requires voter registration be part of the health insurance exchange. Now, you think you're going to the exchange to pick your insurance policy. Guess what? You're gonna get pressured to register to vote, if you're not, and maybe even if you already are. "Last month, Covered California announced $37 million in grants to 48 organizations to build public awareness about the opening of the health exchange on Oct. 1."
In other words, they're treating this as the grand opening of a great shopping center, a great mall. They're doing this to attract all kinds of people. It's a government bureaucracy. It would be no different than if the DMV started running ads to get you to show up.
"Of the 48 organizations that got grants, only a handful are health-care related." For example, Covered California announced $37 million in grants to 48 organizations to build public awareness about the opening of the health care exchange. Now, why in the world would the California NAACP get $600,000? But they did. The California NAACP got $600,000 of Obamacare money, California exchange money, to go door-to-door canvassing and registering voters, and to create presentations at community organizations, presentations about the Democrat Party, presentations about registering and supporting the Democrat Party and its candidates.
"Service Employees International Union, which says its mission is 'economic justice,' received two grants totaling $2 million to make phone calls, robo-calls and go door to door." Now, what in the world does a health exchange need a union going door-to-door for? I'm talking about in the strict structure of these exchanges. Remember, our low-information people have no clue what's gonna hit them here, folks.
You think they know what a health care exchange is? You and I know what it is. It's a place where we're gonna have to go to get our insurance policy. Little do we know that when we show up we're going to be hit with Democrat Party propaganda. Little do we know that the insurance exchanges are gonna be giving money to the NAACP and the Service Employees International Union to go out and do "voter outreach," voter registration drives, show up at community organizing centers.
They're gonna be making robo-calls, phone calls all about getting out the vote. "The Los Angeles County Federation of Labor AFL-CIO got $1 million for door-to-door, one-on-one education and social networking." For what? An insurance policy? "It describes its role as 'engaging in both organizing and political campaigns, electing pro-union and pro-worker candidates.'" That's the AFL-CIO. That's how it describes itself.
So we have the NAACP in California getting 600 grand to go door-to-door to register voters, to do this or that. "Service Employees International Union, which says its mission is "economic justice," received two grants totaling $2 million to make phone calls, robo-calls and go door to door," to the outreach, open community centers, make phone calls, robo-calls, register voters, get them to the polls. The AFL-CIO getting another million. So just in three groups, we're at $3,600,000 from a health exchange to basically gin up support for the Democrat Party.
"Community Health Councils, a California organization with a long history of political activism against fracking, for-profit hospitals, state budget cuts and oil exploration, got $1 million to conduct presentations at community and neighborhood meetings and one-to-one sessions." So health care exchange money for California has been given to a group that opposes fracking, for-profit hospitals, and opposes state budget cuts, opposes oil exploration.
They get a million bucks to "conduct presentations at community and neighborhood meetings" against all of these things. In other words, Community Health Councils, California group, got a million dollars to promote the Democrat Party. The AFL-CIO, $1 million to promote the Democrat Party. The Service Employees International Union, $2 million to promote the Democrat Party. The NAACP, $600,000 to promote the Democrat Party.
It's $910 million total of taxpayer money to the state of California -- and by the way, gonna happen in every state. This is not just California. But you might be asking, "Wait a minute, Rush! Wait a minute! What about getting people actually signed up for health care, insurance policies?" Well, guess what? That has also been assigned to constituencies in the Democrat Party. Basically what's happening is Obamacare's exchanges are being funded, money is being given.
The same people who got stimulus money, folks. You didn't. Your shovel-ready job didn't. Your school didn't. Your road, your bridge, none of those things got it. Your job didn't get it. Democrat loyalists got the money. The same thing is happening with the Obamacare exchanges. Democrat supporting groups are being given millions of dollars to promote the Democrat Party, register Democrat voters, and get them to the polls on Election Day. The purpose? To set up a permanent one-party system in this country.
The obamacare health exchanges is ACORN
Sickening! Heck, we all might as well become Democrats! Life would be a breeze then!
This is my neighborhood. You and your FRiends should show me some respect. You should let me wet my beak a little.
Don Fannuchi, Dem precinct committeeman
This is the most corrupt regime in American history.
0bamacare itself is grounds for a war in this country. How long will conservatives tolerate being oppressed by the regime while watching King O's whores being rewarded with their tax dollars? Justice Roberts, you F'ed up bigtime.
Indeed, it is!! It is the Chicago Machine gone nation/world wide.....
It was my exact thought after the 2008 election....MAFIA in the White House
ronnie raygun~:” The obamacare health exchanges is ACORN”
The funding is not going into program efficiency, funding , or staffing ; it is going into Public Relations for the Demoturd party :
Covered California announced $37 million in grants to 48 organizations to build public awareness about the opening of the health care exchange = COMMUNITY ORGANAZATION ACTIVISM
California NAACP get $600,000= COMMUNITY ORGANAZATION ACTIVISM
“Service Employees International Union, which says its mission is ‘economic justice,’ received two grants totaling $2 million to make phone calls, robo-calls and go door to door.”= COMMUNITY ORGANAZATION ACTIVISM
AFL-CIO getting another million.= COMMUNITY ORGANAZATION ACTIVISM
“Community Health Councils, ( one million dollars) ,a California organization with a long history of political activism = COMMUNITY ORGANAZATION ACTIVISM
After we win this election, its our turn. Payback time.
Everyone not with us is against us and they better be ready because we dont forget.
The ones who helped us will be rewarded, the ones who opposed us will get what they deserve.
There is going to be hell to pay.” —Valerie Jarrett
Valerie Jarrett is Zippy’s zampolit
Look at the biography of one Lev Mehklis to see how much damagae a zampolit can do
And impossible to get rid of once implemented.
This can only be a surprise to the GOP. It’s been pretty obvious since FDR’s administration that a huge fraction of the federal budget is a money laundering scheme for leftists - both to buy votes and to stuff their pockets.
The Michigan State Senate adjourned without voting on the Medicaid expansion today so its dead in the water till fall.
As predictable as the sun coming up in the east. Political patronage and command and control.
And this is no accident. While most of America slept reaping the good times these vermin have been planning this for years. They just needed the right conditions and they got them. A totally moronic voter base under the age of 30. A white majority that is so afraid of being called a bigot they will co and go along with anything proposed, an elderly population deathly afraid of the retirement and SS being taken away just when they need them, and totally compromised media institution full of liberals that would help with the propaganda.
I do not believe that it goes far enough to call this regime “corrupt” in the sense of using “corrupt” to enrich ones self personally at the public expense. Yes, that is certainly going on.
Corruption by itself is all about personal gain and little or no sense of a “bigger picture.” This regime, or at least its architects Jarrett and Axelrod, do have that sense of its bigger picture, and that is exactly what Rush and the IBD editorial stated. It has been apparent in every policy of this regime since January 2009. It is the establishment of the perpetual one-party state with all real power vested in the central organs of government. A government that is, for all intents and purposes, part and part of the Party.
The model for this is the Soviet Union. These people are full-blown hard line Soviet communists. What they are doing is simply what all good Soviet communists do.
The fact that all communist regimes were also corrupt and run for the personal benefit of the ruling elite is simply a symptom of the larger disease.
Do not leave out the education system, from K-12 to college, full of Marxist propagandist teachers. They have had the last 40 years to feed their Communist beliefs into the last two generations, ginning them up to hate their parents, hate working for a living and hate America while they major in stupidity and get worthless degrees. Remember Hillary at Wellesly soaking up the Alinsky way?? And her less than glowing remarks about her father operating a dry cleaners trying to put her through school. (How awful, he was a capitalist pig) She stated at one time she could not be responsible for every underfunded business like her Dad’s.
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