Skip to comments.Boxer: Obamacare 'Is a Huge Success'
Posted on 03/24/2014 8:56:53 AM PDT by jazusamo
(CNSNews.com) - "Never in my lifetime have I seen a law that is helping so many people be so vilified," Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) told a conference call on Friday.
She talked about the millions of people in her state who are benefiting from the law that Republicans have tried to repeal 54 times.
"This is a huge success, this law. I'm saying that. We had a terrible rollout, it slowed us up, but it's all falling into place now and the Republican answer is very, very simple -- let's repeal it and take away all these benefits from people. And that's just gonna wind up to be very bad for them at the end of the day."
Joining Boxer on the conference call, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) noted that the Republicans' "original mantra" was "repeal and replace."
"Well, they voted to repeal it 54 times. They've never voted to replace it with the exception of one slap-dash plan offered by three Republican senators a few weeks ago. In the four years since the bill was signed, there has been absolutely no effort to articulate what they would do differently.
"And so the Republican's plan is simply to take away all of these benefits that have now transformed the lives of millions of Americans," Murphy said.
Boxer and Murphy are part of a liberal campaign, organized by the Center for American Progress, to spread the word that the Affordable Care Act is finally working after a rocky start.
"We have launched the Affordable Care Act Works campaign," Murphy said. "We are down on the floor of ...the Senate every week, holding press events nearly every week using social media to tell the true story about how this bill, four years after signature, is changing people's lives," Murphy said.
"Now that the Affordable Care Act is working, now that we've gotten beyond those early months of technological glitches, we have a really good story to tell, and we haven't even begun to talk about how much money this is saving taxpayers," Murphy said.
"So, I do believe that this is an issue that Democrats and proponents of the law can run on, but if and only if we continue to go out and tell the story of the mounting successes in the law."
Boxer said that "truth is the Democrats' best ally."
"And we've told you the truth today. We've given you the numbers, we can back it up, and we're beginning to hear people really happily get out there and tell their stories," she added.
"And, you know, this is -- I think time is on our side. The election isn't tomorrow. And all we have to do is tell the truth about this law. I am so excited about it, and the Republicans' answer is to take away all these benefits, all of these benefits from the people. And at the end of the day, the people are smart."
Murphy said the Obamacare enrollment numbers have been "robust" -- even though Republicans have tried to "undermine" the law.
"So I think you have to -- I think you have to talk about the success of enrollment in the context of a massive effort to try to stop people from enrolling, and -- and ultimately people will figure out the benefit that's available to them. In the long run, these propaganda campaigns that are being waged won't work, and the numbers are going to continue to grow, even in states that are working against the law rather than supporting the law."
Murphy mentioned Texas as a state that is working against the law.
"Imagine if -- if everyone was on the same page," Boxer said. "It would be really great."
LOL! Babs has no idea what the truth is.
Which plan did you sign up for, Babs? I mean, ma’am?
Bull$hit. Boxer A probably tells her great grandaughters she’s going to buy them a unicorn and gives them a Me and My Pony instead
She can say that coming from Deep Blue California.
Babs is sadly out of touch with reality.
No greater embarrassment to this state ever walked the earth.
And thats saying a mouthful.
I just had a vision, perhaps one that many have had long ago by now.
Barbara Boxer wearing a Nazi uniform, sitting at a microphone laden press conference, spewing lies that the masses should, and will, believe.
Born & Raised in “1984.”
You don’t have to be a blithering lying idiot woman to run for public office in CA...but apparently it insures a win!
I saw an ad on TV this morning calling on people to contact Congress to not defund hospitals. This is the new lie funded by healthcare.gov.
Yeah... and so was the Hitler regime. /s
Of course it’s a success to them. It’s doing exactly what they intended, destroying! They’ve been trying to get this through since Wilson.
But it’s not happening the way they intended with the people. The people in general support Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.
Obamacare IS NOT becoming a beloved social program. No matter though, for the people will have to deal with it and will be MADE to love and accept it.
Just talked to my CPA. He says they received about 1000 pages about Obamacareless.
Because 5 million of the 46 million uninsured have already signed up. And the additional 10 million people who have lost their insurance can help pay the tax.
What a nightmare, imagine the frustration of people trying to do their own taxes.
If she is a female Boxer that would make her......
Boxer said that “truth is the Democrats’ best ally.”
“And we’ve told you the truth today.”
“And all we have to do is tell the truth about this law. “
You got it!
Got to hand it to the Democrats. They can lie with the best of them and they stick to it.
Had a State Trooper tell me once, “A lie stuck to is as good as the truth”.
You created an artificial market by dictating what “minimum” coverage insurers must offer.
Many declined to offer those “minimums”, which changed coverage options for those already insured.
Thus, insurers ended certain products, rather than add costly coverage “minimums”, as dictated by ObamaCare®.
Those people suddenly found themselves no longer covered and had some imperative to obtain coverage.
So they ended up in their last refuge for options and took on ObamaCare®.
Most opted for insurance that has extraordinary higher deductibles, forces the consumer to carry a greater cost of those services and drugs than they had previously and costs more than their prior carrier charged.
Of those currently covered on ObamaCare® only around 60% have paid for their coverage. It remains to be seen how “sticky” these customers are but, we should start to see the results later this year as “paid” subscribers stop paying for something they simply cannot afford.
The remaining 40% of those who signed up are comprised of people who have no intention of paying for a servuce they “understand” is free and a small percentage will pay a subsidized rate that is only out of pocket less than $100.
ObamaCare® will eventually fall under its on weight, much like the Elephant Man whose neck muscles could no longer hold his gigantic and growing head.
It will succumb by way of auto-asphyciation
Methinks poor dear Babs is blindsided....smartly saluting to der leader and marching in lockstep is dam hard.
she’s one tiny bundle of Pathologies!
this just in....
Barbara Boxer found Guilty of Maybellene Abuse
it was reported last week that Van Jones said truth is a disease.
The trains did run on time.
Affordable Boat Act
The U.S. government has just passed a new law called The Affordable Boat Act declaring that every citizen MUST purchase a new boat by April 2014.
These affordable boats will cost an average of $54,000-$155,000 each.
This does not include taxes, trailers, towing fees, licensing and registration fees, fuel, docking and storage fees, maintenance or repair costs.
This law has been passed, because until now, typically only wealthy and financially responsible people have been able to purchase boats. This new laws ensures that every American can now have an affordable boat of their own, because everyone is entitled to a new boat. If you purchase your boat before the end of the year, you will receive 4 free life jackets, not including monthly usage fees.
In order to make sure everyone purchases an affordable boat, the costs of owning a boat will increase on average of 250-400% per year. This way, wealthy people will pay more for something that other people dont want or
cant afford to maintain. But to be fair, people who cant afford to maintain their boat will be regularly fined and children (under the age of 26) can use their parents boats to party on until they turn 27; then must purchase their own boat.
If you already have a boat, you can keep yours (just kidding, no you cant). If you dont want or dont need a boat, you are required to buy one anyhow. If you refuse to buy one or cant afford one, you will be regularly fined$800 until you purchase one or face imprisonment.
Failure to use the boat also will result in fines. People living in the desert, ghettos, inner cities or areas with no access to lakes are not exempt. Age, motion sickness, or lack of experience, knowledge or desire are unacceptable excuses for not using your boat.
A government review board (that doesnt know the difference between the port, starboard or stern of a boat) will decide everything, including when, where, how often and for what purposes you can use your boat, along with how many people can ride in your boat and determine if one is too old or healthy enough to be able to use their boat. They will also decide if your boat has outlived its usefulness or if you must purchase specific accessories (like a $500 compass) or a newer and more expensive boat.
Those who can afford yachts will be required to do so...its only fair.
The government will also decide the name for each boat. Failure to comply with these rules will result in fines and possible imprisonment.
Government officials are exempt from this new law. If they want a boat, they and their families can obtain boats free, at the expense of taxpayers. Unions, bankers and mega companies with large political affiliations ($$$) are also exempt.
Originally posted by freeper saintgermaine
Then go ahead and run on it. Tell all your fellow libs to do the same. Shout it from the rooftop!
VATICAN CITY (CBS St. Louis) The Vaticans chief justice feels that President Barack Obamas policies have been hostile toward Christians.
In an interview with Polonia Christiana magazine and transcribed by Life Site News Cardinal Raymond Burke said that Obama promotes anti-life and anti-family policies.
It is true that the policies of the president of the United States have become progressively more hostile toward Christian civilization. He appears to be a totally secularized man who aggressively promotes anti-life and anti-family policies, Burke told the magazine.
“Huge success”? By what metrics?
There are MORE “uninsured” NOW than there were as of September 1, 2013. Of all those who signed up, the vast majority were those who had been bumped OFF an existing plan, either through non-renewal, or by the plan being declared “unacceptable” under the terms of the badly-designated “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 20l0”. Not a dent was made in the totals of “uninsured” that supposedly the target of all this legal fandango. The situation bodes only to become much worse in terms of numbers than ever it had been before, with the determination by an unknown number of persons affected by the new, much higher rates that have or shall soon kick in, to give up coverage altogether, and take a chance on health conditions over the coming year, including paying whatever fines may be involved. Plus, a number of employer-benefit plans will either be dropped or modified to the point where the victim, er, insured is no longer covered.
For some people, a little better. For the rest of us, no discernible benefit shall accrue from the widespread adoption of this whole compass of the “Obamacare” fiasco.
If it’s so great why does the president have to sell it on Ellen, The View, and every other talk show and venue friendly to him?
All the Democrats have decided to be Baghdad Bob. I do believe some well placed political ads about getting help for delusions would be appropriate.
Most of the left are pushing this line.Obamacare is wonderful, all stories debunked, blah blah blah........I know for me it is awful. Question Freepers, this there a site I can refer to that actually has Obamacare stories about the harm ACA is doing? Please post site link or name if you can TY
Sharing that lithium with Pelosi again, are we?
What does she have to worry about, she is worth nearly 1/3 of a billion from graft..er...grants to her husband. She is only concerned about the little guy.
Pray America wakes up
Idiots seldom do understand. And she does not even know what truth is.
In today's society no one agrees on truth completely. Not that God's Word is incomplete, rather it is the interpretation that varies. And all government actions are seen with differing eyes, and education is brain washing ala Socialism. God help America.
Her only accomplishment as a senatorette has always been being the acknowledged dumbest member of the club.
It must be a communicable disease, they’re neighbors in CA and best friends in DC.
God bless and keep Cardinal Raymond Burke.
He’s very special. A giant among the Cardinals, IMHO.
They can lie ‘til the cows come home on Obamacare (and they will), but there is this little thing called “reality on the ground” that operates independently of lies and spin. Eventually, the reality on the ground catches up to the hype. The Dems will be like the band on the Titanic ... they’ll go down with the Obamacare ship, still lying about how great it is ... iceberg? What iceberg .... any report of icebergs are just lies (per Dingy Harry).
Well kind of like Clinton, it depends upon what the meaning of truth is.
For the Boxster, truth is that a million California rich working people lost their health care, millions more have had premiums go up drastically with deductibles through the roof, BUT that’s okay because look at how many illegals have been put onto medical and Ocare. That is all that counts getting some more folks on the dole.
That is her truth
HUGE!?!?!? Sounds like what a boiler room stock promoter would be hyping a mining stock!
Especially the ones to the Gulags.