Skip to comments.Using ObamaCare To Create A Permanent Democratic Majority
Posted on 06/20/2013 5:48:19 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
If you have to keep it a secret, you probably shouldn't be doing it.
But the California legislature and the new Covered California health insurance exchange are conspiring to keep secret how they will dole out more than half a billion dollars in taxpayer dollars to contractors. The lion's share of the money is going for what the exchange budget terms "outreach."
In truth, the money is going to build Democratic Party enrollment.
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. Nor is it for insurance plans, though $910 million could buy generous coverage for at least 113,000 people!
Shockingly, the $910 million is slated for bureaucracy, including rich compensation packages for exchange employees ($360,000 a year for the executive director) and contracts for computer equipment, public relations and "outreach."
Outreach is the largest expenditure and where the real monkey business occurs.
Amazingly, California legislators passed a law that the exchange could keep secret for a year who received the contracts and indefinitely how much they were paid.
California's open-records laws would otherwise prohibit such secrecy.
Last week, Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and four other Republican senators on the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee called for an investigation of California's concealing information on contracts awarded using federal taxpayer money.
What is known so far suggests that California politicians are exploiting health reform to enroll millions of the uninsured in the Democratic Party and fill the coffers of left-wing interest groups with taxpayer money.
Here are the facts to back up that cynical picture:
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what’s the plan, gents?
All those Hispanics share the same basic genome for all the folks living in Arabia.
Very easily this plague could make many places meaningless.
ObamaKKKare is simply not designed to deal with plagues.
they’ll be creating a nation of slaves.
The country has been stolen with help from
Obama’s progessive media.
Here’s the plan since you ask -— Straight from the Saul Alinsky Playbook:
1) California lawmakers passed a law (Senate Bill 35) requiring that voter registration be part of the health insurance exchange.
2)Covered California announces $37 million in grants to 48 organizations to build public awareness about the opening of the health exchange on Oct. 1. They JUST DID LAST MONTH.
3) Of the 48 organizations that got grants, only a handful are health-care related. The California NAACP received $600,000 to do door-to-door canvassing and presentations at community organizations.
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.
The Los Angeles County Federation of Labor AFL-CIO got $1 million for door-to-door, one-on-one education and social networking. It describes its role as “engaging in both organizing and political campaigns, electing pro-union and pro-worker candidates.”
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.
DO WE HAVE TO TELL YOU WHICH PARTY THE ABOVE GROUPS ARE MOSTLY ALLIED WITH?
NOTE: The $37 million awarded last month is only the first installment of California’s $190.4 million to be spent on contracts for “outreach” through December 2014.
THE ABOVE ARE ALL MONEY TAKEN FROM YOU AND ME !!
4) In addition to outreach, California’s actual enrollment process is also outsourced to employees of community organizations, unions and health clinics. These enrollment “assisters” will be paid $58 for each enrollee they sign up. An additional $49 million is budgeted to pay them the first year, but in future years, assisters will be paid out of the premiums collected by the exchange.
5) REPEAT THE ABOVE PLAN AS A TEMPLATE FOR EVERY STATE.
Voila !! The Obama health law creates a permanent stream of funding for unions and community activists by outsourcing insurance enrollment to them.v Assisters will also guide the uninsured to sign up for whatever non-health social services they may be eligible for, including welfare, food stamps and housing assistance, according to the manual prepared by the Community Health Councils for California’s implementation.
HOW CAN DEMOCRATS LOSE WITH THIS?
I want to start building ovens for the rats.
The media has been a propaganda problem and Dem proxy forever.
But frankly, the "previous GOP administration" with their liberal immigration policy and do-nothing Congress are also guilty of aiding and abetting.
What difference, at this point, does it make?
Just in case no one has noticed, there’s been a permanent Democrat majority in the People’s Republic of California for some time now.
What difference, at this point, does it make?
Just in case no one has noticed, theres been a permanent Democrat majority in the Peoples Republic of California for some time now.?”
Because this is happening all over the U.S., not just in CA, that’s why.
Ya mean like the feds, the CA state government is composed of Communist, unionized leftist, socialist, deviates and government control freaks?
I’m really surprised by this!
I'm surprised and shocked!
Senator Alexander's own state has some accountability issues it needs to deal with called TennCare.
Betsy McCaughey you rock!
Its the Federal Reserve that has bought a permanent Democrat majority
Shut it down, and progressive’s plans for Government die with it. 1000 social ills will start to be cured as well.
Everyone will be told it's the perfect solution - ha, the "final" one, maybe. And they'll believe it, because they have no choice.
Too bad some real Americans still have to live in the rottenest corrupt State in America.
Not permanent. They will run out of other people’s money at some point. When they do lose power, it will be ugly, but it will happen.