Skip to comments.Jim DeMint: We Won't Back Down on ObamaCare
Posted on 10/17/2013 11:19:12 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
We know that premiums are going up due to ObamaCareAmericans are getting notices in their mailboxes every day. On Wednesday, Drew Gonshorowski of the Center for Data Analysis at the Heritage Foundation published research that shows exchange premiums are going up in all but five states. In North Carolina, for example, many consumers will find their premiums almost double when shopping on the government exchanges. The hardest-hit states, such as Georgia, Arizona, Vermont and North Dakota, will see premium increases of up to 150%.
Mr. Gonshorowski's research shows that the hardest hit by the increases will be young adults. "A state that exhibits this clearly is Vermont," he writes, "where the increase for 27-year-olds is 144 percent and the increase for 50-year-olds is still 60 percent, but far less. All states exhibit this relationship."
We also know that, once established, the cost of ObamaCare's new entitlements will not fall. Historical evidence suggests the opposite. Nearly 50 years ago, at the time of Medicare's enactment, it was projected that the federal government would spend $9 billion on Part A hospital services in 1990. Actual spending in that year totaled $67 billionan increase of 644% compared with initial estimates.
Likewise, government officials originally projected that Medicare Part B physician services would require "federal appropriations of about $500 million a year from general tax revenues." Last year, the federal outlay for that program was $163.8 billionovershooting the original estimate by more than 4,400%.
Given this track record, the Congressional Budget Office's projection that ObamaCare will cost "only" $250 billion (you read that right: a quarter-trillion dollars) a decade from now seems far-fetched.
There's a reason Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid recently claimed that ObamaCare will lead to a single-payer health-care system: It happens to be true.
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...no one believes you Mr Demint.
Not the liberals.
Not the media.
Not the people who vote for you.
Ummmm... Seems to me they already did.... It’s just talk now.
Jim De Mint is not holding elected office. He is with the Heritage Foundation which has been fighting the good fight against Obamacare.
Vote? Um, I think the party you want to ring up is Tim Scott. Tim on the CR last 25 September. Check.
Jim Demint retired from the Senate and now heads the Heritage Foundation, where he's trying to do his best to get the word out. I suggest you get behind him.
And he means it...He won’t back down!.-———Thank goodness he won’t back down!———He is right where we need him!
I am more encouraged than I have been in a long time!
Thank you Jim , Heritage, Ted, Mike and all who won’ t back down.
I agree with you wholeheartedly. Go Jim, Mike,Ted and WE THE PEOPLE!
Keep up the fight Mr DeMint.
“There’s a third reason not to stop fighting. Forget the consultants, the pundits and the pollsters; good policy is good politics. If the Republicans had not fought on ObamaCare, the compromise would have been over the budget sequester. Instead, they have retained the sequester and for the past three months ObamaCare and its failings have been front and center in the national debate. Its disastrous launch was spotlighted by our defund struggle, not overshadowed, as some contend. With a revived and engaged electorate, ObamaCare will now be the issue for the next few years.”
Jim, you already did.
“With a revived and engaged electorate, ObamaCare will now be the issue for the next few years.”
As the ObamaCare “tax” is implemented, I hope this is an issue that comes back to haunt the Dems. However, after reading about the role subsidies play, I suspect that they’ve done their homework and 50.1% of people will end up with “free healthcare” (enough to guarantee a permanent majority at the polls). They’ve been cleaning the Repubs’ clocks when it comes to elections over the last few years, and with their media saturating ignorant people 24/7 they will continue to do so.
"50.1% of people will end up with free healthcare
Better go tell the people over at DU and KOS because they can't find anyone who will get it for free. They're all complaining about losing their plans and how much the deductibles are.
Amidst all the blather about Republicans going over the cliff and taking the world with them, a tantalizing bit of truth was spoken on today's Morning Joe. Doomsaying notwithstanding, the GOP is actually positioned to do OK in 2014." "Making the comment particularly surprising was its source: Barack Obama's former senior adviser himselfDavid Axelrod."
Then there is liberal Nate Silver who thinks we have a good chance of taking the Senate in 2014.
A race-by-race analysis of the Senate, in fact, suggests that Republicans might now be close to even-money to win control of the chamber after next years elections. Our best guess, after assigning probabilities of the likelihood of a G.O.P. pickup in each state, is that Republicans will end up with somewhere between 50 and 51 Senate seats after 2014, putting them right on the threshold of a majority.
I guess we'll have to wait and see but I feel pretty good about 2014.
“What elections are you referring to? Over the last few years would include 2010. Surely you’re not referring to that election.”
Has anything convinced you that the Dems lost the House? It certainly doesn’t seem that way. Obama’s re-election showed just how desperate and ignorant voters are, and I don’t see Republicans doing anything constructive about that. They are talking at graduate school levels to voters with 8th grade diplomas.
“Better go tell the people over at DU and KOS because they can’t find anyone who will get it for free. They’re all complaining about losing their plans and how much the deductibles are.”
I’d imagine they are in income levels above $30K. All of those striking fast-food workers that want a raise? They aren’t on those websites, they aren’t on welfare/Medicaid, and they’re all going to get free health care from us.
“I guess we’ll have to wait and see but I feel pretty good about 2014.”
If people see the true impact of ObamaCare by election time, then the Repubs should do well; if not, then the media will continue convincing them things are great (despite their individual miseries).
I certainly have immense respect for DeMint; however, he could have more of an impact on the front lines (in Congress) rather than from his back row cushy chair at Heritage. Alas, DeMint chose the chair...
We need front line soldiers - not back row cheerleaders preaching to the choir!
LOL! They deserve to feel the pain of this tyrannical that they voted for.
DiMint’s successor, Tim Scott, backed the shutdown to the end.
(Starting a meme. See my tag. Please make it yours.)
I’m curious, what exactly do you see happening if indeed the Republicans “take” the Senate in 2014?
They aren’t going to get 60 seats. I think we can all agree there.
I don’t see anything changing at this point. Sure, there’s going to be a lot of rhetoric to fire up the base (on both sides) but for the Republicans the rhetorical speech will be (and already is) quite empty. I do not see an end game here that rids the nation of Obamacare. All this talk of “fighting” seems to me to be coming from people who simply refuse to accept the fact that it’s over.
Convince me I’m wrong. I’m absolutely willing to hear of a solid plan; not some empty rhetoric though along the likes of “we’re continuing the fight”. Because stuff like that, to me, just sounds like trying to get various campaigns off the ground (ie donations).
DeMint was my Senator. I believe he believes he can reach more people from The Heritage Foundation than he could from an SC. Senate seat. You should read his book about what he went through as a businessman turned junior senator and from his own party. It will let you in on what any conservative newby must go through when they try to fight the good fight.
Riiiiiiight..And they just did what on Wednesday?
Jim DeMint in the senate was a voice for sanity and justice...now he speaks for the Heritage group....he let us down.
Wow.......Reading through these posts I see the naysayers are out full force!
Wonder if this how Cruz and Lee feel......from their own Party.
Negativity and giving up will get us nowhere.
We must go forward together.
Press on, Jim Demint!
He is the best steward of Conservative money. Heritage is a good conservative investment
Lots of bang for the buck
Rhetorical question...Where is he?
How about tour with Palin?
Ink is one thing, mixing it up in the streets with YouTube, other social media, MSM cameras and such is another.
Time to be a very loud fly in the ointment...or rather fly on 0bummer’s Kobe beef.
This is real, people. Not a conspiracy theory any more . . .
While this all infuriates me to no end, I think it’s hilarous that the 20 somethings, and the over 60’s are getting hit the hardest. I feel sorry for my sons,all in their 20’s. They didn’t vote for the idiot, but a whole lot of them did, so it’s just desserts. Hopefully, after the 2014 election, when a whole lot of Dem’s & Rinos are voted out of office by conservatives, we can get the thing repealed.
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Sure you will....just like on everything else! Who are you kidding, Jim??
Jim DeMint......I think you guys should renew the campaign to sign & endorse the “Lee/Cruz” “Don’t Fund Obamacare” Petition. It currently holds about 2,097,000 signatures. With the continued highlighting on the total failure of Obamacare, i believe you now have the ability and opportunity to “really” focus the American on this Obama fiasco that will, if not stopped, destroy jobs and the American economy, itself.
WWW.DONTFUNDOBAMACARE.COM, Sign it today!!!
You have to consider the probable scenario, the left goes around moaning that they expect to lose control of both houses in 2014, this gives them a strange kind of “credibility”, then in the final days before November they say there is light on the horizon, they might just squeak out a win to keep the Senate. Then they put on the biggest vote fraud fiasco ever seen with electronic machines deleting R votes and replacing them with D votes.
You know he is not a Senator now and leads the Heritage foundation?
Yes.....but he said “we” and I was answering to that. :)
DeMint shut up. Really shut up.
Thank you that is a nice tool.
No we won’t.
Thank-you so much for the link!
You can tell who doesn’t follow politics by reading the comments on this thread.
Bull. They CAVE on EVERYTHING. The RINOs have never won anything. That is what they do, CAVE.
It takes a lot of effort to pay attention to politics. Freepers pay more attention than most Americans and even with this, many of them miss details.
Now think about how informed the average American would be. It’s pretty scary how easily they can be manipulated.
Yeah, we’re screwed.
Just an update from The Wise I.
A Facebook friend posted a screen capture of his premium BEFORE Obamacare and the one after.
So I did some studying, says The Wise I, who, in a former life, was an ersatz payroll/benefit manager.
His premium HAD BEEN, I round off, around $300 a month. His NEW premium was about $1,000 a month.
Of course, as Obama is hastened to add, the fellow was eligible for a subsidy which would have reduced his monthly premium down to around $300 a month.
But here’s what else they don’t tell you.
Never mind the $12,000 a year premium pricetag that this company offered, he had, get this....a $2,500 deductible!
He had a $1,000 deductible on prescriptions!
He had a co-pay of 30% and don’t forget this includes the HOSPITAL BILL. 30% of a big hospital bill is huge.
Now it did have a cap on out of pocket expenses for a year, something around $5,000, although I hasten to add I’ve been hearing stories that the cap, a requirement of Obamacare as it passed, might be removed. Those caps are important, more on this later.
So this fellow has to pay $1200 a year for the premium, after his subsidy runs out, I get this. BUT he will have to pay almost $5,000 regardless of the subsidy, before he gets any coverage!
My husband and I both had a heatlh crisis one year with him going into the hospital for almost two months...a brain infection of all things. I had a heart bypass.
The hospitals bills for both of us came to half a million, I’m not making this up.
Our health insurance at the time was through husband’s job, a private insurer, which wasn’t the best insurance in the world; it had high deductibles and that sort of thing but it had the most wonderful cap on out of pocket expenses of around $3,500, which did go up for the couple of years later that we had the plan, but that cap was precious.
Whatever, I could sleep at night cause without that cap I’d have had to pay 20$ of that half million hospital bill (our copay at the time was 20%) which would have been $100,000, figure it out, and they would have made me pay it.
This thing is going to destroy our economy and cause the dumb people who think this thing is free to riot in the streets.
As an added editorial, then I shall shut up, this is why the House Repubs did the right thing. They are on record as fighting this thing tooth and nail and no media screeching is ever going to overcome the horrible way all of us are going to suffer for this.
The Repubs will be the heroes, except the RINOS of course.
How many Senators voted against cloture? Eighteen?
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Here we go again with the “LUCY AND THE FOOTBALL” game.
Some hospitals are asking that the deductible be paid up front before major care. Imagine a 28 year old coughing up $5,000 to get health care. 80% or more wont be able to scape up this money.
I hope the Heritage Foundation opens a website that publishes reports of ObamaCare RipOffs.
And the kids that voted for Obama need to know that he sold them out for cash received from Insurance Company lobbyists and fatcats.