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ObamaCare May Devastate the Real Estate and Travel Industries
American Thinker ^ | December 18, 2013 | Stella Paul

Posted on 12/18/2013 7:01:25 AM PST by Zakeet

Americans are among the most mobile people on earth, but ObamaCare may soon start freezing them in place. Millions are losing their health insurance policies and being forced onto the ObamaCare exchanges, where most plans only provide local medical coverage. As Americans realize they must pay for all non-emergency medical care when they leave their home county, their decisions may have a profound impact on the real-estate market, particularly the second home sector, and on the travel business.

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Americans already know that ObamaCare means higher premiums and a shrinking roster of doctors. But they have not yet realized that ObamaCare plans are not portable and will impede their ability to travel.

What happens to those plans to send the kids to live with the grandparents for the summer, when little Josh needs to keep up with his allergy shots? What decision will a family make when Dad needs to move to start his new job, while the kids stay behind to finish up the school year? What kind of financial pain will be inflicted on American contract workers, who rent a hotel residence for three months while they complete a project? And who will buy a vacation home when the costs include out-of-pocket medical expenses?

Moreover, ObamaCare may soon start impacting access to emergency room care. With Americans no longer able to receive routine medical services when they travel, will they start showing up in emergency rooms for sore throats and backaches? And how will these new throngs of patients affect the waiting time of people with genuine medical emergencies?

"I have 35 years in the industry, and I've never seen anything like this," the New York insurance broker told me. "ObamaCare is a rolling disaster. Every time we go down the road, we get hit with another catastrophe."

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KEYWORDS: economy; healthcare; obamacare; obamacareeconomy
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ObamaCare is a rolling disaster ... every time we go down the road, we get hit with another catastrophe ...

1 posted on 12/18/2013 7:01:25 AM PST by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

Pure slavery for the peons.


2 posted on 12/18/2013 7:02:19 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Zakeet

Devastation is what he came into office to accomplish.


3 posted on 12/18/2013 7:03:14 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Zakeet

drip, drip, drip,...


4 posted on 12/18/2013 7:04:49 AM PST by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: BenLurkin

That’s exactly right, BenLurkin.


5 posted on 12/18/2013 7:05:37 AM PST by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: Paladin2

And my health insurance I had for years was a poor plan? At least I got to go where ever I wanted & knew that I was covered.


6 posted on 12/18/2013 7:06:44 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: Zakeet

The illegals won’t care.
Every state has Medicaid.


7 posted on 12/18/2013 7:07:10 AM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: Zakeet
The important thing is that Ubama gets to be in charge.


It's the right thing to do, crackahs.


8 posted on 12/18/2013 7:08:06 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: Zakeet

Obamacare is a prison from which there is no escape. All who enter will die by committee decision. Give up all hope, and all your earthly goods. You are in Obama’s hands now.


9 posted on 12/18/2013 7:10:08 AM PST by pallis
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To: Zakeet

Obama Care WILL devastate INDUSTRY PERIOD…..


10 posted on 12/18/2013 7:10:09 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: Zakeet

Insurance has always been a rip off

that is why the government has to force people to buy it


11 posted on 12/18/2013 7:10:28 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Zakeet

4 years after the 0bamacare law was passed and the news media is just **NOW** uncovering that its new health insurance isn’t as portable as Americans’ old policies?!

Journalism is dead.


12 posted on 12/18/2013 7:11:29 AM PST by Southack (The one thing preppers need from the 1st World? http://tinyurl.com/ktfwljc .)
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To: Zakeet
"losing their health insurance policies and being forced onto the ObamaCare exchanges, where most plans only provide local medical coverage."

ROTRFLMAO!!! NOW we find out you dont have insurance if you travel????? LOL and NO ONE NOTICED THIS BEFORE NOW???

OMG what a frakking disaster!

13 posted on 12/18/2013 7:12:22 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it. Period.)
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To: nascarnation

“The illegals won’t care.
Every state has Medicaid.”

This is exactly what this is about.

The vast majority of citizens signing up are going right into Medicaid and government dependence.

Obamacaid.


14 posted on 12/18/2013 7:13:30 AM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Zakeet

Where you retire now will be based on your health insurance, if the insurance does not allow you to go outside your network, you are stuck in place. I’ll find out next year when employee mandates kick in. This has got to piss a lot of people off. On the other hand, Florida may not see many New York snow birds.


15 posted on 12/18/2013 7:14:13 AM PST by Bruce Kurtz
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To: yldstrk
Insurance has always been a rip off

That's what the Democrats want you to believe. Those evil insurance companies are the problem. The government will save you.

16 posted on 12/18/2013 7:17:42 AM PST by ladyjane
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To: Zakeet
The beginning .... of a disaster .... is always only the beginning. Wait till the rats get what they really want called single payer. Then the media will find they too are too late to catch up with their own demise set up by the rats, just as those that voted for the zer0 crowd are slowly beginning to find out. We cannot help the stupid and those that are paid well to keep their mouths shut regarding the truth. The media will soon find out, their payments to keep their mouth's shut were insufficient and then it will be too late for the media as well.
17 posted on 12/18/2013 7:17:59 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Mr. K

ROTRFLMAO!!! NOW we find out you dont have insurance if you travel????? LOL and NO ONE NOTICED THIS BEFORE NOW???


Pelosi said it had to become the Law of The Land so we could see whats in it!


18 posted on 12/18/2013 7:20:47 AM PST by chessplayer
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To: headstamp 2

It was reported in the Seattle Times that the estates of the new Medicaid enrollees will have to payback all of the costs incurred prior to the patients death!


19 posted on 12/18/2013 7:21:21 AM PST by shotgun
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To: Zakeet

Nothing for Obama to worry about. The media will either bury the news or blame the Republicans.


20 posted on 12/18/2013 7:22:45 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: ladyjane

no

it has always been a ripoff

yes, the government wants people to believe the insurance companies are bad and they are bad

it is risk pooling

I have paid for big auto and homeowners’ coverage for decades and not made any claims.

Did I get good value?

hell no

but others have “stacked” in order to get big bucks from the ins co when they make their legitimate or their false claims and my money helped pay off

do I think government forcing people to buy ins is a good idea

hell no

do I think government does anything right?

government is good at armed forces

that is about the extent of it


21 posted on 12/18/2013 7:23:22 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Zakeet

Oboplantation. Liberals are too busy attacking their neighbor who are conservative to realize the government is stringing them up. For now it lets them have their houses and SuVs, but sooner or later, whamo.


22 posted on 12/18/2013 7:23:25 AM PST by lavaroise
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To: Zakeet

Rip it out by the roots.


23 posted on 12/18/2013 7:23:27 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: yldstrk

Didn’t the Mafia used to force people to buy “protection” too?


24 posted on 12/18/2013 7:23:38 AM PST by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie)
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To: nascarnation

Yep. Right now is with illegals is barely tolerable, but wait when gun control by illegal voting democrats occurs. You get it, hello Rirjuana beheadings and mass graves America.


25 posted on 12/18/2013 7:24:48 AM PST by lavaroise
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To: XenaLee

“Didn’t the Mafia used to force people to buy “protection” too?”

yes, it is a huge racket


26 posted on 12/18/2013 7:25:10 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Zakeet
Then there's the new 3.8% Medicare tax for capital gains exceeding a certain amount.

But not to worry because that 'will only affect a few high income taxpayers'.

27 posted on 12/18/2013 7:29:05 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Zakeet

Another plank in the ecofreak platform: Keep folks from traveling by destroying the engines in their cars with ETHANOL (E15) and now THIS little goodie!

A modern tyrant no longer needs to post burly machinegun toting men on street corners. He controls a population with REGULATIONS and PAPER.

Want to work? Need a WORK PERMIT!

Want a place to live? Need a RESIDENCY PERMIT!

Want to travel? (Only on PUBLIC TRANSIT, of course.) Need a TRAVEL PERMIT or INTERNAL PASSPORT!

Want to eat? Need that FOOD RATION BOOK!

And draconian penalties await those who fail to obey the regulations or help others do so. That’s when the burly armed men appear. And they will just be “following orders.” Now where have we heard THAT phrase before??

“That could NEVER HAPPEN HERE,” say you?

That’s what many of you said about Obama!


28 posted on 12/18/2013 7:29:31 AM PST by Dick Bachert (CONGRESS: GROW A PAIR! IMPEACH THE USURPER!!)
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To: yldstrk

Well, they are treating us worse than automobiles which are salvageable. We are not. When we are dead we are dead.

In the auto industry you have warranties and liability insurance. I can understand why liability is mandatory somewhat, but warranites? However doctor need liability insurance on the health damage they could do on others. So basically this is to help health liabilities costs for doctors too.

However, what about gays who damage each other? Or drug users who neglect their families?

This whole thing is a nightmare.


29 posted on 12/18/2013 7:29:32 AM PST by lavaroise
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To: yldstrk

LOL! Only a lawyer would call insurance a racket.


30 posted on 12/18/2013 7:31:13 AM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
Obama Care WILL devastate INDUSTRY PERIOD…..

Socialism consumes everything

31 posted on 12/18/2013 7:32:05 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: Bruce Kurtz

Ssouth Florida relies on snow birds for season. Many people in all industries save through the winter to make through the slim summer. Not to mention how many clinics and doctors that care for them through the winter .


32 posted on 12/18/2013 7:32:08 AM PST by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: yldstrk

Even with the government doesn’t get much bang for it’s buck.


33 posted on 12/18/2013 7:32:21 AM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: Zakeet

I was thinking what happens to all those snowbirds that live the winters in Florida and the Summers up north, as far as getting healthcare?


34 posted on 12/18/2013 7:34:26 AM PST by rawhide
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To: Zakeet

ObamaCare May Devastate the ____[FILL IN THE BLANK]___ Industries.................


35 posted on 12/18/2013 7:34:33 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: Kirkwood

It is a racket.

It is a set up so doctors can have huge salaries instead of having to dun people for money o accept chickens as payment


36 posted on 12/18/2013 7:34:49 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Dick Bachert

Liberals are back stabbers. They enjoy seeing neighbors losing a house, even if it means being on a government plantation. They are demoralized lying dangerous idiots. They are evil. Everytime they protect Obama and stab a neighbor. Every thing they say is a back stab. They are slutty abortion loving whores.

If a doctor causes a child’s death, guess what, he is liable, but a liberal aborting IS part of the health plan, not of health harm liability protection.

obamacare is the upside down world of health liberals love because they cannot back stab in envy their neighbors and kids if it is not that way.

Repealing Obamacare is a counter revolution. Marxists will betray us in this asking the Chinese for help nuking us. already it probably is all prepositioned by islam brotherhood. Vietnam era traitors, all of them.


37 posted on 12/18/2013 7:36:19 AM PST by lavaroise
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To: lavaroise
"Well, they are treating us worse than automobiles which are salvageable. We are not. When we are dead we are dead."

Not necessarily. Ever heard of organ donars? Under government-run healthcare, donating your organs will no doubt be mandatory. It's probably already hidden in the fine print on page 3,666....lol. And when the food supply starts getting low, a new nutritious supplement will be mandated by government. Soylent Red.

38 posted on 12/18/2013 7:37:23 AM PST by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie)
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To: Zakeet

Government contains those who can do nothing productive.

This is especially true with respect to the Obamadork, who is our ultimate quota baby.

As for Silly-belly-us, she is beyond bimbo.

She is so dumb, she asks amoebas for advice.

I really want to be around following Revolution II, and will purchase front row seats for the guillotine, where I can watch that b*tch’s head bounce.


39 posted on 12/18/2013 7:37:53 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: ridesthemiles

“Sub-standard” or the new “normal”. America decides Nov 2014. End ObamaCare as we know it. Repeal MadoffCare.


40 posted on 12/18/2013 7:38:33 AM PST by LALALAW (one of the asses who's sick of our "ruling" classes)
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To: yldstrk
Insurance has always been a rip off That's an asinine statement. Anyone with any assets would be foolish NOT to have insurance. It would be financially irresponsible.
41 posted on 12/18/2013 7:38:41 AM PST by Lou L (Health "insurance" is NOT the same as health "care")
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To: Zakeet

Pelosi - “Embrace The Suck!” She doesn’t care. She and Bozo gots theirs.


42 posted on 12/18/2013 7:39:51 AM PST by chessplayer
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To: yldstrk

No it is not a racket because in mutuals, the less you use the insurance, the less the cost. There is an incentive to not cheat the system. It is like savings, you set aside money or fund raise.

What the racket is involves the government regulation impeding people from saving and having to rely on businesses they might not want to be involved with.


43 posted on 12/18/2013 7:41:46 AM PST by lavaroise
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To: Zakeet; mickie; pax_et_bonum; Maine Mariner; flaglady47; oswegodeee
Just ask rental property owners (including me) in Florida who had wonderful Canadian snowbirds come year for the whole season what happened a number of years ago when Canada's nationalized health service laid down mandates that Canadians would not be insured after 3 (forgot the exact number but I think it was 3) months out of the country. I understand that now it's even stricter and it's affecting American tourist income even more in every way. Canadian tourists loved Florida and other warm states.

Obama is leaving no U. S. industry unharmed in his widespread, rapid path to our total destruction.

Leni

44 posted on 12/18/2013 7:45:45 AM PST by MinuteGal (Repeal it !.....NOT Revamp it !!!)
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To: Zakeet

Imagine being seriously hurt in a car accident far from home but having your life saved by an efficient EMS system that evacuates you by helicopter to a major trauma center, only to later find that your Obamacare plan won’t pay a dime of the likely six figure cost of your care. Even locally you may be forced by your plan to get your hospital care at some distant facility just because your Obamacare plan doesn’t cover your nearby hospitals. Imagine having a chest pains and your family has to drive you by one or more nearby hospitals to get to your government designated facility. Only the government could conceive of such a screwed up system.


45 posted on 12/18/2013 7:46:05 AM PST by The Great RJ
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To: chessplayer

Pelosi and the GOPe fascists believe they are self suficient and do not need us. however the GOPe fascists do not realize that liberals have them already stabbed in the back, because a liberal loves to sell out their neighbors with government plans favoring a pimp gangster agenda even if ultimately it kills them. Pelosi has thus double insurance on the GOPe stupid party now frosting away its sole redeeming feature, its conservative base. Sayonarah.

Utterly disgusting. Yeah, keep shooping alright, nothing to see, stay demoralized and stupid. islam is peace.


46 posted on 12/18/2013 7:46:27 AM PST by lavaroise
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To: Zakeet

Their Enviro supporters absolutely love this of course.


47 posted on 12/18/2013 7:47:48 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: lavaroise

Congress probably discovered this the day before exempting themselves and staff.

But were too chicken#hit to tell the people.

This has to be illegal.


48 posted on 12/18/2013 7:48:13 AM PST by txhurl
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To: Zakeet
Obama and his minions planned this whole thing in order to control us and our every move. But they did not reckon on nationwide apathy.

They figured that when they passed the law and got a few million people bumped off their existing plans that they all would be begging on their knees to get signed up for his weasel deal. They thought that the grand "Bump-Off" would be the beginning, but dang-it-all, us Americans are just too stupid to recognize a fantastic deal from the Messiah.

Nope, they completely misjudged the American consumer. We have decades upon decades of experience shopping until that deal is right and then we plunk down our money.

Why do people prefer to buy brand-name stuff rather than buying no-name stuff? Because we want quality when it is on sale. We will skip over one "deal" in order to grab the one that provides the most quality for the cheapest price. The Chinese understand the American consumer better than the Obama Administration.

And we sure as heck are not going to give a website our credit card number which has not proven itself to be totally secure. Can anyone imagine how long Amazon would last if they did not have the trust of the consumer?

Obamacare is a flop that will never be able to redeem itself, no matter how many cute commercials they do or how many "incentives" they provide.

49 posted on 12/18/2013 8:01:33 AM PST by Slyfox (We want our pre-existing HEALTH INSURANCE back!)
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To: Zakeet
As Americans realize they must pay for all non-emergency medical care when they leave their home county, their decisions may have a profound impact on the real-estate market, particularly the second home sector, and on the travel business.

That alone should sink Obama's presidency--but it won't. I expect him to skate in the '14 elections, maybe even win back the House.

50 posted on 12/18/2013 8:04:10 AM PST by Fiji Hill (Fight on!!)
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