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The Coming Obamacare Shock for 170 Million Americans
Yahoo/The Fiscal Times ^ | April 3, 2014 | Edward Morrissey

Posted on 04/04/2014 1:42:41 AM PDT by kingattax

Barack Obama declared victory this week as the deadline to avoid the penalty for the individual mandate to carry health insurance passed on Monday.

“The Affordable Care Act is here to stay,” the President insisted as he announced that 7.1 million people had enrolled in private insurance through Obamacare. “The debate over repealing this law is over.”

Consider that presidential wish casting in a midterm cycle in which Democrats will have to constantly defend their support for the unpopular law.

As Jimmy Fallon pointed out later the same evening, the numbers were neither impressive nor reliable. “It’s amazing what you can achieve when you make something mandatory,” Fallon told his laughing audience, “fine people if they don’t do it — and keep extending the deadline for months.”

(Excerpt) Read more at finance.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aca; bhohealthcare; obamacare; taxandspend; taxincrease

1 posted on 04/04/2014 1:42:41 AM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax
Amnesty will fix this.

Or another infrastructure stimulus.

Or gun control.

2 posted on 04/04/2014 1:54:35 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: kingattax

Hey GOP establishment - exactly how many people’s finances need to be ruined before you declare it “imploded” and actually do something?

Hey Ted Cruz, et al. - you are the only Republicans who actually tried to do what you were elected to do.


3 posted on 04/04/2014 2:13:02 AM PDT by ReaganGeneration2
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To: kingattax

- You the American pay millions of dollars per year to pay for the medical care of temporary resident Barack Hussien Obama-Soetero-Obama Junior and his family

- American taxpayer pay many billions per year to pay for the Obama’s lifestyle and their $100M for their “Back To Afreaka” vacas

-The whole British royal family only is financed by a dinky $185M per year

- as radical commie Cass Sunstein says : Obama is “Nudger-Rich”


4 posted on 04/04/2014 2:49:18 AM PDT by devolve (- Tell VLADIMER after my ERECTION I have more 90% more FLEXIBILITY -- I need more SPACE - BHO Jr -)
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To: devolve

“Obama is “Nudger-Rich”.

Is you spell check not working? (sarc)


5 posted on 04/04/2014 2:52:27 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: ReaganGeneration2
(from the article):"Fallon told his laughing audience, “fine people if they don’t do it — and keep extending the deadline for months.”

ReaganGeneration2:" Hey Ted Cruz, et al. - you are the only Republicans who actually tried to do what you were elected to do."

The TIME BOMB for the remaining 170 million goes off AFTER the 2014 elections ,
.. and still no alarm or warning from the GOPe ??

Nobody can be that obtuse and ignorant , unless it is purposely obtuse and ignorant !!

6 posted on 04/04/2014 3:17:41 AM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: kingattax

What’s amazing is that we believe Jimmy Fallon, a freaken comedian more than we believe this insane magic negro and his henchmen.


7 posted on 04/04/2014 3:29:12 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: kingattax
The so-called constitutional scholar keeps forgetting that every congress can un-do what previous congresses have passed into law. If that were not true, then slavery would still be on the books.

Please no responses about the problem of people getting too used to handouts. I'm only addressing the absurdity of his statement.

8 posted on 04/04/2014 3:32:23 AM PDT by Pecos (The Chicago Way: Kill the Constitution, one step at a time.)
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To: kingattax

Amazing. Yahoo News usually puts out shallow liberal garbage. I can’t believe this article made it past their censors.


9 posted on 04/04/2014 3:39:14 AM PDT by Jess Kitting
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To: kingattax

Watching Freepers refer to this squatter in the White House as ‘President’ is almost as annoying as Freepers referring to sodomites as ‘gay’...


10 posted on 04/04/2014 3:49:12 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt
...unless it is purposely obtuse and ignorant!!

Bingo...they are working TOGETHER! Quit fooling yourselves.

11 posted on 04/04/2014 3:50:45 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Progov

“Is you spell check not working?”

Spell czech is knot yore friend!


12 posted on 04/04/2014 4:21:27 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Navy Patriot

None of the above.


13 posted on 04/04/2014 4:31:28 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Jess Kitting

Someone’s getting a pink slip at the end of the day....


14 posted on 04/04/2014 4:50:23 AM PDT by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: kingattax

As we get nearer to the election and things start looking very bleak for the Rats, there will be either 1) another delay in the employer mandate and/or 2) a push by Rats to entirely repeal the employer mandate. Robert Gibbs signaled his support for 2) a few days ago.

Anything to avoid a complete slaughter in the election will be done.


15 posted on 04/04/2014 6:15:39 AM PDT by randita
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

Actually the next big time bomb, as I understand it, will start to go off this Summer, as 2015 open enrollment approaches. It’ll go critical in October, when companies either put out their 2015 health benefits packages, or reveal that they’re dropping coverage completely and dumping people out onto the exchanges to fend for themselves.

The question is, what happens if Obama delays the Employer Mandate again? Does the public stay blissfully ignorant of what’s going on, or do they see the partisan electoral gamesmanship for what it is?


16 posted on 04/04/2014 6:34:09 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: randita

The truth is that there won’t be a repeal of just the employer mandate with a GOP House. They’ll load up any bill with all sorts of poison pills that will destroy any chance of the Dem Senate from passing it.


17 posted on 04/04/2014 6:47:40 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: kingattax

Bump


18 posted on 04/04/2014 7:14:28 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: kingattax

Barack Obama declared victory with the stimulus deal and the GM bail out...............
Same story new title what a loser.


19 posted on 04/04/2014 8:51:36 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: kingattax

“Either way, the ACA imposes massive costs on employers, whether those come in the form of fines, higher premiums, red tape, or a combination of all three. Businesses that have new and massive costs imposed on them by regulatory changes no longer can use that capital for investment, risk-taking, and expansion. That means fewer new jobs for Americans, and fewer opportunities to move up the economic ladder as well.”

Well, duh........

“Now, perhaps this would make sense if the program that plans to impose all these costs actually did what Democrats promised it would do – insure the uninsured. However, the numbers offered up by Obama on Tuesday fall very far short of the numbers his administration used to argue that a systemic overhaul was needed to address “the fierce urgency of now” with the uninsured, which the LA Times recalls as between 45-48 million.”

You mean, the administration is misleading us??? They lied?? I can’t believe it.


20 posted on 04/04/2014 10:59:16 AM PDT by TangledUpInBlue (I have no home. I'm the wind.)
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To: tanknetter
tanknetter:".. It’ll go critical in October, when companies either put out their 2015 health benefits packages,
or reveal that they’re dropping coverage completely and dumping people out onto the exchanges to fend for themselves."

The Problem is that notification of 'dropped coverage' wont be recieved until after the election
and was designed to be that way by bi-paratisan agreement with both Dem and GOPe !
That is exactly the problem with the way this delay was agreed to ... by Boner .

21 posted on 04/04/2014 2:44:26 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt
The Problem is that notification of 'dropped coverage' wont be recieved until after the election and was designed to be that way by bi-paratisan agreement with both Dem and GOPe ! That is exactly the problem with the way this delay was agreed to ... by Boner .

I don't know about you, but everywhere I've worked I've rec'd my next year's benefit plan options by the end of September with open enrollment closing at some point in October and November.

I don't see my employer going to the trouble to work up plans and options in some sort of Potemkin march where they suddenly announce after the election that they've really decided to drop health care coverage altogether.

Of course, that IS where the Libs are going with the ideas being floated about moving open season to align with tax season ...
22 posted on 04/04/2014 3:12:24 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: kingattax
The debate is far from over on Obamacare, no matter what the President declares from the White House, although it’s easy to understand why Obama wishes that were true. His signature initiative will be a huge “stinkburger” to the 170 million Americans dependent on employer-sponsored insurance. The businesses that provide this benefit and their employees will have to deal with the “meanwich” Obamacare delivers in higher costs when its mandate forces those employers to react – just weeks ahead of the midterms.

I got my letter a few weeks ago. I'll find out the details come July/August. Democrats and MSM have known exactly what is going to happen to us peasants. They have known since June 17, 2010.

Fed Register/Vol. 75, No. 116/Thu, June 17, 2010/ 34553 (10s of millions will lose empl insurance)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3088618/posts

23 posted on 04/04/2014 3:21:26 PM PDT by Chgogal (Obama "hung the SEALs out to dry, basically exposed them like a set of dog balls..." CMH)
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To: tanknetter
tanknetter "..I've rec'd my next year's benefit plan options by the end of September with open enrollment closing at some point in October and November."

Open enrollment here has always just been November, with little or no notification of program modifications until January.

24 posted on 04/04/2014 3:42:42 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt
Open enrollment here has always just been November, with little or no notification of program modifications until January.

So you enroll in a program in November without finding out what you're enrolling in until January?
25 posted on 04/04/2014 4:06:55 PM PDT by tanknetter
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