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The president gets major legislation based on the lie that "you can keep your plan if you like it", and when insurers are forced to cancel millions of policies, governors of the same party pressure them to extend the policies. What kind of banana republic are we living in?
1 posted on 11/06/2013 6:03:38 AM PST by reaganaut1
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"For 115,000 people, they get additional time to decide what's best for them and their families," (said Dave Jones, CA Insurance Commissioner)

I think Dave Jones is too stupid to realized the immense irony of his statement.

2 posted on 11/06/2013 6:08:14 AM PST by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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“The president gets major legislation based on the lie that “you can keep your plan if you like it”, and when insurers are forced to cancel millions of policies, governors of the same party pressure them to extend the policies. What kind of banana republic are we living in?”

We are living in a country where the big insurance companies made a deal with the federal government at the time Obamacare was being written and debated. It is another manifestation of crony capitalism. Instead of opposing government takeover of the healthcare system (as they did with Hillarycare), the insurance companies signed on believing they had negotiated protections and would benefit from the government forcing millions of new customers to buy insurance.

At this point the insurance companies are completely corrupted. Even if Congress ended Obamacare today, the health insurance market has been thoroughly politicized.


3 posted on 11/06/2013 6:09:26 AM PST by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To put this in the right prospective...the wagon train has come to see the Indians in full view and approaching. The Indians agree that they will stall their attack on the wagon train, until March....just to show they are good ethical Indians. Course, then, in March...the attack will occur, as originally planned.

You are merely delaying the negative outcome by 90 days. Nothing else changes. Why would any company agree to this? They already expect to rake in huge profits for 2014, and this delay tactic lessens the amount enough...that the President won’t say bad things in spring of 2015 about them.

How foolish are the idiot consumers in this case?


4 posted on 11/06/2013 6:11:09 AM PST by pepsionice
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RE :”On Tuesday, one of the largest regional health plans in the nation, Blue Shield of California, said it would relax its stance on terminated policies for about 115,000 people after state regulators demanded it do so. Customers now will have until March to decide which plan to choose for 2014, a three-month extension. Because the newer plans generally cost more, the extension could save residents as much as $28.6 million on premiums, said Dave Jones, California's insurance commissioner. “

Can anyone here explain what this means?

How can they extend them?

5 posted on 11/06/2013 6:13:13 AM PST by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position)
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So first the democrats ram through obamacare without any Republican support. Then when it becomes the disaster we all knew it was going to be... Now the 'rats are encouraging the same insurance companies they have been abusing to turn around and break the law, just to save face for the 'rats? Right. And how many Charlie Brown insurance companies out there are going to believe that there wouldn't then be a lawsuit coming down on them next year over their failure to obey obamacare? Lucy Lucy Lucy... You can only fool us so many times. This is your pile of excrement, roll around in it.
7 posted on 11/06/2013 6:18:41 AM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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The president gets major legislation based on the lie that "you can keep your plan if you like it", and when insurers are forced to cancel millions of policies, governors of the same party pressure them to extend the policies. What kind of banana republic are we living in?

The same banana republic where the government encouraged a low-credit housing boom, encouraged JP Morgan and Bank America to buy Bear Stearns, Countrywide Mortgage, and Merrill Lynch when trouble hit, and then turned around and sued them for bad mortgage practices by the companies they begged them to buy!

9 posted on 11/06/2013 6:25:18 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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Urged? Like the way Don Corleone or Tony Soprano urge people to do certain things?


10 posted on 11/06/2013 6:25:55 AM PST by tips up (Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.)
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the peasants have won a reprieve until March but note that the dates NEVER extend beyond April 15th

the democrat-IRS will not be appeased

It has always planned on collecting “fines” from people who cannot afford or will not pay for their “new” obamacare insurance benefits by April 15th. and who are forced to pay higher taxes and go uninsured to boot

No doubt the expected middle class tax-rape windfall is already spent

move to Nevada folks
Harry Reid got his entire state “exempted” from this “law of the land”


11 posted on 11/06/2013 6:34:12 AM PST by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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“Please keep the people in the dark about how awful Obamacare is!”


12 posted on 11/06/2013 6:35:26 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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But if insurers extended their policies beyond years end would the people keeping these policies be subject to an Obamacare tax (a.k.a. fine) because their policy didn’t meet the Obamacare standards?


13 posted on 11/06/2013 6:36:47 AM PST by The Great RJ
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Federal lawmakers and state officials are stepping up pressure on insurers to allow consumers whose coverage has been canceled in response to the health overhaul to keep their policies beyond the end of the year.

Not just 'no', but 'HELL NO!' Don't let them do it to you. They are blaming their actions on you, and then asking you to make it OK for them. Screw 'em. Tell them you are living by their rules, and if they have a problem with it, then they need to do away with the rules that caused the problem to begin with.

23 posted on 11/06/2013 7:25:38 AM PST by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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Federal lawmakers and state officials are stepping up pressure on insurers to allow consumers whose coverage has been canceled in response to the health overhaul to keep their policies beyond the end of the year.

So, the same people who made this the law are now asking the insurance companies to violate it??

27 posted on 11/06/2013 7:46:15 AM PST by GeronL
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The ONLY answer is to defund and make null and void the pile of dung called “Obamacare”.
29 posted on 11/06/2013 7:52:48 AM PST by 444Flyer (How long O LORD?)
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The insurance companies are now getting it good and hard for being in bed with Obama.

They’ll now be thrown under the bus where they belong by the malignant narcissist.


33 posted on 11/06/2013 8:21:38 AM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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I’m thinking the market reaction to Obamacare is happening faster than anticipated, and is resulting in backfire.


35 posted on 11/06/2013 8:49:39 AM PST by Safrguns (PM me if you like to play Minecraft!)
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Just wait for all the “glitches” when your insurance company that cancelled your current and you sign up for their new “market place” plan. Computer heads will explode with all the confusion. Billing errors, payment errors, coverage errors, duplications, yada, yada, yada.


36 posted on 11/06/2013 9:23:47 AM PST by FreedomGuru (Time for torches and pitchforks.)
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because state regulate the Insurance in their state, the Feds have zero right!!! but you know the rest


37 posted on 11/06/2013 9:26:16 AM PST by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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“The president gets major legislation based on the lie that “you can keep your plan if you like it””

Actually, if memory serves, the ACA was passes based on absolutely nothing other than ‘you have to pass it to find out what’s in it’.


41 posted on 11/06/2013 12:17:22 PM PST by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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All the insurers have to do is simply ignore this stupid law. And everyone who doesn’t want insurance should simply not buy it. What are they going to do?


46 posted on 11/06/2013 10:22:44 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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