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Blackburn: White House in 'Full Panic Mode' Over Obamacare
newsmax.com ^ | December 19, 2013 | Melanie Batley

Posted on 12/20/2013 8:07:35 AM PST by Tailgunner Joe

Republican lawmakers are blasting the Obama administration's decision to exempt large numbers of people from having to buy insurance under Obamacare — a last-ditch attempt to help the millions of people who received insurance cancellation notices because of the new healthcare law. ....

"We asked Secretary Sebelius point blank what would be the next holiday surprise, and she was silent. Yet, here we are with another major policy shift," said Tennessee GOP Rep. Marsha Blackburn, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Fox reports. "The sad reality is that when the law takes effect come Jan. 1, more Americans will be without coverage under Obamacare than one year ago."

"Less than two weeks from going live, the White House seems to be in full panic mode. Rather than more White House delays, waivers, and exemptions, the administration should provide all Americans relief from its failed law," she added.

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., called it a "slap in the face" to those already enrolled in Obamacare.

"Holding a fire sale of cheap insurance is not a responsible fix for a broken program. This is a slap in the face to the thousands of Americans who have already purchased expensive insurance through the Obamacare exchanges," he said.

The insurance industry also reacted negatively to the news, saying the decision to allow people to sign up for "catastrophic" coverage plans would cause tremendous "instability."

"This latest rule change could cause significant instability in the marketplace and lead to further confusion and disruption for consumers," Karen Ignagni, head of America's Health Insurance Plans, the industry trade group, told the Journal.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsmax.com ...


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1 posted on 12/20/2013 8:07:35 AM PST by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The emperor has no clothes.


2 posted on 12/20/2013 8:09:13 AM PST by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

No doubt about that.

And worse (or better) yet, Americans are laughing at Michelle and the PJ sissy’s efforts to sell Obama-care.

Chris matthews : ‘How could this happen ? Obama seemed so smart and on top of things’


3 posted on 12/20/2013 8:10:05 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Rewriting the Law of The Land hour to hour.


4 posted on 12/20/2013 8:10:50 AM PST by chessplayer
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Yeah... sure they are. Off to Hawaii...


5 posted on 12/20/2013 8:10:51 AM PST by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Rubio seems to be getting quoted a lot lately. I guess the MSM is trying to repair the damage he did to himself so that he can be the GOPe stooge for 2016.


6 posted on 12/20/2013 8:11:08 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Still making it up as they go along?

What country are we living in?

7 posted on 12/20/2013 8:12:34 AM PST by Pietro
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To: Tailgunner Joe

if (CannotBeImplementedAsWritten(obamacare))
{
Repeal();
}


8 posted on 12/20/2013 8:12:54 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: Tailgunner Joe

http://downtrend.com/brian-carey/cnn-reports-on-obamacares-war-on-seniors/

More problems for the Dictator and his RAT brigade.


9 posted on 12/20/2013 8:13:00 AM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: sickoflibs
Chris Matthews : ‘How could this happen? Obama seemed so smart and on top of things’

The operative word is "seemed." He sure fooled you, Tingles!

10 posted on 12/20/2013 8:13:56 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree ( July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: listenhillary

What is the date for We The People to rally in DC?


11 posted on 12/20/2013 8:14:07 AM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: MrB

DROP SCHEMA OBAMACARE;


12 posted on 12/20/2013 8:15:51 AM PST by Joe Brower (The "American People" are no longer capable of self-governance.)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

I don’t know. I feel that they are looking for a conflict to exploit. How do we show our outrage and at the same time maintain a calm control that will drive them absolutely crazy?

I know it sounds totally contradictory.


13 posted on 12/20/2013 8:17:11 AM PST by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

THEY can embrace the suck.

Hahaha!


14 posted on 12/20/2013 8:17:38 AM PST by Thorliveshere (Minnesota Survivor)
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To: chessplayer

It’s becoming like the old weather joke. Don’t like the law, wait five minutes.

Unfortunately, this is serious and our lives and future are at stake.


15 posted on 12/20/2013 8:18:09 AM PST by Nickname
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“significant instability in the marketplace and lead to further confusion and disruption for consumers,”

IMHO I’ve always thought that was the intent all along.


16 posted on 12/20/2013 8:18:20 AM PST by V_TWIN
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To: Tailgunner Joe
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17 posted on 12/20/2013 8:18:52 AM PST by Rebel_Ace (Tags?!? Tags?!? We don' neeeed no stinkin' Tags!)
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To: listenhillary; Pietro
No matter how they libs/dems try to spin this mess, the bottom line is that the entire obamastration is utterly incompetent.
18 posted on 12/20/2013 8:19:04 AM PST by skimbell
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To: Tailgunner Joe

19 posted on 12/20/2013 8:19:14 AM PST by Diogenesis
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To: listenhillary

Mockery.


20 posted on 12/20/2013 8:19:23 AM PST by Nickname
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Obama’s exempting different groups might raise a question of equal protection.


21 posted on 12/20/2013 8:22:05 AM PST by monocle
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To: listenhillary; onyx; nutmeg; vette6387; SouthTexas; unkus; MinuteGal; MamaDearest; Nachum; ZULU; ...

Like your lying, self-serving, power-hungry, treasonous Senator or Congressman, keep your lying Senator and lying, self-serving, power-hungry Congressman. If not, you know what to do in 2014 and 2016!!! Organize, find Conservative Candidates to run, get them elected! Send the current traitors packing.

Let’s Roll!


22 posted on 12/20/2013 8:22:28 AM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Tailgunner Joe

No one is mentioning the fact that doctors and hospitals won’t take the Obama garbage. Even if one signs up, it’s worthless!

How many will die because of Obama and every politician that voted for this DeathCare?


23 posted on 12/20/2013 8:24:19 AM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Any insurance company that provided health insurance coverage, and had gotten on board with the whole “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010”, in the hopes that a whole raft of brand-new coverage would be written, and that some of the new business would be steered their way, has just had their hopes dashed, foundered upon the false premises and false promises spoken over the last five years.

The major false premise was that the existing system was “broken”, i.e., a number of covered conditions now mandated were not even addressed, and there were “millions” who could not get coverage in any manner.

The major false promise was that “If you like your plan, you can keep your plan. Period”, followed by “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. Period.”

Evidently, a LOT of people liked neither their plan nor their doctor, as for sure, they are not able to keep them.

“Crappy” insurance plans have been replaced with plans that are even crappier. Doctors, seeing that they will be the major target in any “cost containment” scheme for these crappier plans, are dropping out of practice and taking up other careers in their remaining years, while the prospect of training for and setting up in the practice of medicine has been increasingly avoided as a vocation, thus dooming the next generation to ever fewer medical practitioners for a growing population.


24 posted on 12/20/2013 8:30:53 AM PST by alloysteel (Those who deny natural climate change are forever doomed to stupidity. AGW is a LIE.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Call me when the White House is in Full Panic Mode over upcoming prison sentences. Until then its all sound and fury.


25 posted on 12/20/2013 8:31:05 AM PST by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

All over the US local newspapers are starting to write stories about how bad it looks for the RAT candidates in 2014.

In Michigan, rabid barking moonbat Susan Dumass now admits that the RATS may lose Levin’s US Senate seat.

http://www.mlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/12/terri_lynn_land_michigan_senat.html#incart_river


26 posted on 12/20/2013 8:31:19 AM PST by Beagle8U (Unions are Affirmative Action for Slackers! .)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Below is a logical sequence of actions for someone without health care.

1. Do not buy it as it is expensive and the coverage is poor.

2. Pay for your day to day medical care from your own pocket. The money you save by not having a health care policy will be greater than your day to day medical care.

3. If you contract a serious disease that would devastate you financially sign up for Obamacare as it has no preexisting condition clause.

I have excellent insurance from BC/BS. If I were to lose my insurance due to Obamacare the above is exactly what I will do.


27 posted on 12/20/2013 8:32:47 AM PST by cpdiii
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To: alloysteel

Prior to its passage, I was talking with a sheeperal who INSISTED that our present system wasn’t good. When I asked what wasn’t good about it, she said that the insurance companies had too much say over your healthcare.
“And you want the government to have that power instead?”

Yes.

Not much you can say to someone that believes that.


28 posted on 12/20/2013 8:34:52 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: listenhillary
The emperor has no clothes.

But still acting like an emperor.

29 posted on 12/20/2013 8:35:36 AM PST by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe; Liz
"Holding a fire sale of cheap insurance"

Isn't that the substandard 'crap' they warned us all about?

30 posted on 12/20/2013 8:36:42 AM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Yet, der Fuehrer is so unconcerned that he jets off to another luxury vacation with his worthless spawn and a cast of thousands ON OUR DIME!

There is a difference between a rebellion and a revolution. The full-up rebellion should have already begun.

FUBO, FAD, down with the democrat party


31 posted on 12/20/2013 8:36:52 AM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Think they’re panicking now? Wait until they realize that the young, healthy people who plan on enrolling has already plateaued.


32 posted on 12/20/2013 8:39:51 AM PST by Drew68
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Doctor’s receptionist: You got cash, money order, or major credit card?

Obamacare enrollee: I got my BamaConnect Insurance card here.

Receptionist: That and 4 bucks will get you a small one at Starbucks. Cash or credit up front.

Enrollee: I spent all my money on the premium to get this card.

Receptionist: Well, now you’re sick and broke, but wiser for the experience. I can help the next person.


33 posted on 12/20/2013 8:41:35 AM PST by lurk
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To: lurk

“Full panic mode” will only be effective when they all fight each other for a suicide drink of more odumbo’s KoolAide.


34 posted on 12/20/2013 8:43:57 AM PST by Progov
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To: lurk

That would make an excellent campaign ad commercial!!! Tea party candidates are you listening?


35 posted on 12/20/2013 8:45:36 AM PST by RoseofTexas
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To: listenhillary

The emperor has no insurance....................


36 posted on 12/20/2013 8:50:22 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: Rebel_Ace

There MAY be games, but he is only going to see the Gay Athletes to Russia.


37 posted on 12/20/2013 8:51:24 AM PST by rovenstinez (,)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
White House in 'Full Panic Mode' Over Obamacare

I sincerely doubt that. Obama will continue to spend hundreds of millions to "promote" Obamacare, and he'll simply raid the Treasury (with the help of the GOP) to prop it up financially.

38 posted on 12/20/2013 8:52:00 AM PST by Cementjungle
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Making exemptions for expediency, political cover, and by fiat is the surest way to create universal contempt and non- compliance for almost any law.


39 posted on 12/20/2013 8:53:13 AM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est. New US economy: Fascism on top, Socialism on the bottom.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

So, the people who already bought Obamacare paid more for the privilege? Santa got my letter!


40 posted on 12/20/2013 8:54:39 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: cpdiii

Just imagine if those of us with employer provided health insurance were having to deal with this fiasco!! What a nightmare! No wonder he keeps delaying that part of it, there would be millions more with no insurance.


41 posted on 12/20/2013 8:55:18 AM PST by yellowdoghunter (Welcome to Obamastan! (Mrs. Yellowdoghunter))
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To: grumpygresh

There’s no power like power arbitrarily exercised.


42 posted on 12/20/2013 8:55:31 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: MrB

First, you have to understand the mindset of a liberal.

1. They believe that government, all government, is ‘good’.
2. They believe that corporations, all corporations, are ‘bad’.
3. They believe that people, all people, are not capable of making good decisions in their own best interest.
4. They believe that only government can ‘solve’ every problem known to man.
5. They believe that no one should have any more wealth than any one else.
6. They believe that all people are created equal, and they intend to make them stay that way........................


43 posted on 12/20/2013 8:57:15 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Emperor Obama makes up and ignores laws as he sees fit.


44 posted on 12/20/2013 8:57:49 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (From time to time the.tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Third Bull Run.....


45 posted on 12/20/2013 8:59:38 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Every republican candidate next year needs to run on a promise to repeal the law.


46 posted on 12/20/2013 9:03:14 AM PST by MNnice
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To: Tailgunner Joe

While millions lose insurance, the Obama’s spend taxpayers’ millions vacationing in the Hawaiian sun.


47 posted on 12/20/2013 9:03:47 AM PST by truth_seeker
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To: listenhillary; ExTexasRedhead

“I feel that they are looking for a conflict to exploit. “

Look no further, Cong. Stevel LaTourette (a Boner sycophant) has pledged to raise $8 million to go after the Tea Party candidates next year. With the GOPe’s help, the RATs have an easier time staying in power. That’s the “conflict” we should be working to stop, because if Boner and old Goiter Chin stay in control of the GOP, the needed changes are not going to take place. We need to pick out the most vulnerable RINOs and remove them from office. And in two years, pick another group and do the same thing. This is not a one election cycle process. It may take as long as ten years of concerted effort to return the Republican Party to the values it had when Ronnie was president. The main thing is to force the GOPe to spend money on these a$$holes. Force them to spread out their resources. The are our real enemy.


48 posted on 12/20/2013 9:03:53 AM PST by vette6387
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To: ExTexasRedhead; All

What is the date for We The People to rally in DC?
____________________________________________________________
I’m convinced that it needs to be more than a rally. It needs to be a Revolution, and I will be there when, and if, it happens.


49 posted on 12/20/2013 9:09:33 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Obama stepped in it. And each time he tries to step out of it he steps in it again.

Time for a War or a Waco or some poor innocent ‘Gay’ victim or.... anything to distract us.


50 posted on 12/20/2013 9:16:21 AM PST by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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