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Loyal Obama Supporters, Canceled by Obamacare
Pro Publica ^ | Nov. 6, 2013, 9:57 a.m. | Charles Ornstein

Posted on 11/06/2013 10:10:05 AM PST by Hoodat

San Francisco architect Lee Hammack says he and his wife, JoEllen Brothers, are “cradle Democrats.” They have donated to the liberal group Organizing for America and worked the phone banks a year ago for President Obama’s re-election.

Since 1995, Hammack and Brothers have received their health coverage from Kaiser Permanente, where Brothers worked until 2009 as a dietician and diabetes educator. “We’ve both been in very good health all of our lives – exercise, don’t smoke, drink lightly, healthy weight, no health issues, and so on,” Hammack told me.

The couple — Lee, 60, and JoEllen, 59 — have been paying $550 a month for their health coverage — a plan that offers solid coverage, not one of the skimpy plans Obama has criticized. But recently, Kaiser informed them the plan would be canceled at the end of the year because it did not meet the requirements of the Affordable Care Act. The couple would need to find another one. The cost would be around double what they pay now, but the benefits would be worse.

“From all of the sob stories I’ve heard and read, ours is the most extreme,” Lee told me in an email last week. . . .

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: abortion; cantfixstupid; deathpanels; democrats; idiots; lemmings; obamacare; schadenfreude; zerocare
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To: Hoodat

Oh well. Can’t say they weren’t warned.

Wait ‘til you guys get even OLDER. You’ll be assigned for termination by the Death Panels.

“They will never do that,” you say.

“If you like your plan you can keep it. Period.” Do you remember that?

41 posted on 11/06/2013 10:47:15 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Hoodat

Kaiser Permanente has many other plans available.

42 posted on 11/06/2013 10:49:33 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Hoodat

“That’s what he’s leaning toward — lowering his salary or shifting more money toward a retirement account and applying for a subsidy.”

43 posted on 11/06/2013 10:53:47 AM PST by
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To: Poison Pill

“From all of the sob stories I’ve heard and read, ours is the most extreme,” Lee told me in an email last week

What ever, most extreme to them means going to starbucks only 3 times a week and only two vacations a year.

I know of several people who this is really hurting them and forcing them out of retirement.

44 posted on 11/06/2013 10:54:43 AM PST by Glacier Honey
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To: Hoodat
Reap your karma!

If you voted for it. You deserve it!

45 posted on 11/06/2013 10:58:42 AM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Hoodat

These lieberals are refusing to share their wealth with the poor underclass who will get the subsidies from ObamaCare? How unpatriotic of them.
Feel the pain of leftism that their kind has foisted on us all. Happy misery-—welcome to our world you voted for—idiots.

46 posted on 11/06/2013 11:01:23 AM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Hoodat
Hmmmm...perhaps we need to revisit this very prophetic 2009 statement:

RUSH caller: Susan 45 from Glendale CA (Sep 30 , 2009)

Mom, 7 children…lawyer

Rush, it’s a huge honor for me to speak to you and I hope I can keep my voice level because I am so passionate, I’m as passionate as you are about this country. I’m a conservative, I’ve listened to you for 25 years. I’m married, I have seven kids, and when you were telling me about how... all of the shenanigans that they’re going to do... in the Senate, to pass two different Senate bills then slam ‘em together, attach them to some house bill about TARP and then jam it through and jam it down our throats I got furious, and then I listened to what you said about the Michigan mom who was watching some kids before they went to school and how the Michigan state came down on her accusing her of running an illegal day care and you’re... you’re right, what they’re going to do is they’re going to threaten our health and they’re going to threaten the health of our children if I don’t comply with their health care I’m not going to be able to get my children the medicine they need...

Rush: No... it’s not... whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa... it’s not if you don’t comply with their health care, it’s not if you’re a good citizen in support of the liberals running the country.

Yes sir, and I’m not, I’m a conservative. You know what, I’m 45, I might fall and break my hip in the next ten years, they’re going to have to give me a shot cause they’re not going to want me to be healed. And they’re going to do this to my children. It’s like you said... they are the party of abortion... they are the party of euthanasia. They are trying to wipe out senior citizens who are... maybe not as useful to the Democrat National Committee as they should be, who are not contributing enough to them. And I am outraged and furious and my question to you... because I’m a political nobody. I’m just out here on the left coast in la-la land watching all the liberals run our California state bankrupt. What can we do? Legally, morally, to take this country back. I want people to stand up and I want them to vote these these... these criminals, these pedophiles out of office. I want them to take back the state of California and make it a golden state, and I want them to take back Washington, but we’re little people, and we marched, 2,000,000 of us down to Washington and the press, ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, not one of them shows pictures on the news not one of them will report anything, in fact they cover it up.

I’ve talked to so many people on... on the phone... just neighbors , who are liberal and some of them are conservatives, both sides, and I tell them these things... go to Fox news, look at this. No one sees the truth because... the travesty of all of this. Part of this is politics... it’s normal, I understand, it’s two party, we’re going to fight and tussle over what’s right and wrong, and then, you know, we’re going to win some, lose some. But the damning thing, today, is that the press, the press, is betraying us. And we have no way, just us, we, the little political moms, nobodies, I’m... I’m a mother, and I have no one to listen to, to go to on the news, except for you and Fox. Tell us what we can do in 2010, other than voting for Sarah Palin, which I will do, but I need to know, because I don’t have much hope, I sure don’t have hope from Obama, I need hope from Rush, and I want you to please, tell us what we can do because this is the life of my children. They’re on the line. They can put me out to pasture, but yes, they’ve got me over a barrel because I will do anything to save the life of my children, and if it means that I’ve got to kiss some big Democrat’s rear end to get the health care for my baby, I’ll have to do it. And that sickens me, because they are MY employees

I need to know because I don’t have much hope.

Tell us what we can do because this is the life of my children, they’re on the line.

And that sickens me because they’re my employees, I’m paying their salaries, I’m paying for their fancy office of doctors down at the... what you were talking about... down at the House of representatives and Senate, they just get to walk in, pay $503 specialists flown in, pharmacy right there, on their hour, probably open 24 hours a day, nobody has to wait... they get because I’m paying for it, I’m paying for it, it’s coming out of my children’s allowances.

And they’re taking it without listening, without representing us, like you said, the small “r.” I’m not being represented. I’ve called Boxer’s office, I’ve called Adam Schiff, who’s my so-called representative. They are very polite, the little people on the phone but the people who are running this country, don’t listen to us, there are millions of us and we’re all furious. And no one, no one is even reporting what is being said, and I’m watching the country that I love, that my father fought for in WWII, that my father-in-law, was wounded and got the purple heart for and I’m watching it just.. just... being taken, just like candy from a baby, oh we’ll help you, we’ll give you health care... here’s a lollypop, go away.

And nobody’s doing anything. I’m sorry to be so angry, but I need hope, and I need to know how to counteract these shenanigans. This is not what we put people in government for. To run little bitty side bills, smash ‘em together, and then vote ‘em under the carpet into a different health care bill that’s languishing.

That’s dirty politics, and it shouldn’t be happening. It should be up-and-down vote. And you’re right, the 63 new judges coming on, they’re going to... that’s going to cement, that’s going to absolutely cement their ability to write law, instead of legislate, they can just send it to the judges. The judges will rubber-stamp it.

We’ll just write the law... never mind conservatism, never mind reading what the law actually says. And I look at this, I see this happening every day, I listen to you, and I’m to the point where I don’t even know if I should listen any more, cause it... it... it... I’m so passionate and I’m so furious to watch all this, to hear it all happening, and I feel so powerless for the first time in my life.

I’m glad Mrs. Obama is proud of her country for the first time in her life. I as a mother, as a nobody, I am ashamed of my government, for the first time in my life. And I need to know, how to combat this, especially in 2010, what can I do today, NOW, to help, to revitalize these... these namby-pamby liberal-conservative RINOs in our Senate, and in our government, who are just voting to get along and... (Imitates) “I want to get re-elected.” That’s nonsense. They’re not standing up for what’s good and clean and right. They’re not standing up for our Constitution. They should be all thrown out, every last one of ‘em. And I don’t know how to mobilize people, but you do Rush, you do, you have the power, and with... with great gifts, God gives great responsibility, and I beg you, please, please, give us hope, and lead us... because this cannot stand, they cannot keep doing this... this is wrong. (end of segment string).

47 posted on 11/06/2013 11:05:43 AM PST by Stand Watch Listen ( GOPe wants our money, our votes, but NOT our principles/values/beliefs)
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To: All

Note to all DUmmies:

There is no free breakfast.
There is no free lunch.
There is no free dinner.

And there is no free healthcare.

You voted for this trash and I hope you enjoy wallowing in the mud.

48 posted on 11/06/2013 11:28:15 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: Hoodat

Well, that’s $500 a month less they have to donate to OFA

49 posted on 11/06/2013 11:30:19 AM PST by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: tcrlaf
If they changed their views, changed who they support, they would have to admit that the perceived moral superiority of being “Liberal!” was false. And that would harm their egos, and get them ostracized from local society.


50 posted on 11/06/2013 11:31:32 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Hoodat

“And people in 1932 said this would never happen”

And sadly, that is EXACTLY where it is heading.
My Grandfather, who lived through those years in Germany, warned me to never think that it couldn’t happen here. Now, I’m watching it happen, and am basically powerless to stop it.

51 posted on 11/06/2013 11:32:52 AM PST by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: Arrowhead1952

No free cheese either. Somehow they got it in their heads that cheese is free.

52 posted on 11/06/2013 11:36:07 AM PST by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: Hoodat

May Obama supporters die an early death! They SO deserve it.

53 posted on 11/06/2013 11:48:29 AM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Hoodat

This is the liberal mindset that makes me sick. We are more special then other people, so help us out.

54 posted on 11/06/2013 12:02:40 PM PST by tonyome ("What we need is more Patton, less patent leather" - Michael Savage)
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To: Hoodat

Payback’s a BITCH, huh?

55 posted on 11/06/2013 12:05:20 PM PST by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: Hoodat

This has been the main topic on the local Austin talk shows this week. Some 0 bummer supporter called in and was upset her insurance had been cancelled. The one policy that was close was over 2 1/2 more expensive and had a %6000 deductible. No sympathy from me or most of the callers.

56 posted on 11/06/2013 12:10:35 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: Hoodat
“We believe that the Act is good for health care, the economy, & the future of our nation. However, ACA options for middle income individuals ages 59 & 60 are unaffordable. We’re learning that many others are similarly affected. In that spirit we ask that you fix this, for all of our sakes,” he and Brothers wrote.

Translation: We're fine with you sticking it to everyone else, but can't you make an exception for us since we're loyal liberals and always support all idiotic liberal causes?

57 posted on 11/06/2013 12:11:48 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: Hoodat
" The couple’s existing Kaiser plan was a good one.
Their new options were indeed more expensive, and the benefits didn’t seem any better.
They do not qualify for premium subsidies because they make more than four times the federal poverty level, though Hammack says not by much."

To blindsided liberal Obama worshipers:

How dare you say derogatory things about ObamaCare!
You are not praying to and praising Obama enough!
Be thankful your Marxist Democrat Party Man/Child God and Dear Leader allows you to keep your house, car and job. Don't you know Obama owns you?
Now be loyal Democrat Party members and Obama worshipers and suck it up and suffer in silence. Do it for Obama and his Democrats. And don't forget to die when Obama demands it. There are many Third Worlders waiting to replace you and your progeny.

58 posted on 11/06/2013 12:25:07 PM PST by StormEye
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To: SatinDoll

He’s written to California’s senators and his representative, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., asking for help.

I hope she writes back and tells them to shut up she won.

59 posted on 11/06/2013 1:31:18 PM PST by sheana
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To: sheana

The Democrats had the ACA legislation written up before BHO2 was even nominated, much less elected.

He’s just a puppet, a front guy. Since he has been a con man his whole life, this gig in the White House has been simple. Beats working the streets of Jakarta as a male prostitute.

60 posted on 11/06/2013 1:41:08 PM PST by SatinDoll (A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF USA CITIZEN PARENTS)
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