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Barack Obama says he's 'brainstorming' with insurers
Politico ^ | 11/15/13 | REID J. EPSTEIN

Posted on 11/15/2013 1:44:41 PM PST by jimbo123

President Barack Obama said he and health care executives will be “brainstorming” ways to fix his troubled health care law at a Roosevelt Room meeting Friday afternoon.

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The meeting comes a day after Obama announced health care plans that don’t meet Affordable Care Act standards could still be sold to existing individual market customers. Obama said he and other White House officials would be asking the executives for their input on how best to implement the law.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bailout; obamacare; riskcorridor; slushfund; toobig2fail
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1 posted on 11/15/2013 1:44:41 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

I just can’t picture Obama “brainstorming” ANYTHING.


2 posted on 11/15/2013 1:46:48 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Repeal ObamaScam NOW!!!)
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To: jimbo123

Laws must go through Congress.

The Idiot-in-Chief lies yet again.

Just another day. Same stuff.


3 posted on 11/15/2013 1:47:19 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: jimbo123

How can Obozo brainstorm. He don’t have a brain.


4 posted on 11/15/2013 1:47:21 PM PST by Pit1 (Obama is the big pile in the road.)
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To: jimbo123

Don’t you need a brain to do that?


5 posted on 11/15/2013 1:47:37 PM PST by twhitak
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Right - you do need a brain to go about storming anything.


6 posted on 11/15/2013 1:49:14 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: jimbo123

Brainstorming? Bribery, threats are more like it..


7 posted on 11/15/2013 1:49:31 PM PST by rainee (Her)
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To: jimbo123

Perhaps he could have been brainstorming with the Republicans when he was busy holding his nose in the air!

2014 - IMPEACH THIS ADMINISTRATION!


8 posted on 11/15/2013 1:49:47 PM PST by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: jimbo123

This is actually disturbing. I doubt that there are all that many capitalists among Insurance industry CEOs. They may be inclined to make a deal to save O’s ass in return for more taxpayer money.


9 posted on 11/15/2013 1:50:29 PM PST by outofstyle (Down All the Days)
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To: jimbo123

Brainstorming with Obama would be like discussing Trigonometry with a first grader.


10 posted on 11/15/2013 1:51:07 PM PST by grania
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To: jimbo123

An impossible oxymoron.


11 posted on 11/15/2013 1:51:35 PM PST by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: jimbo123

he’s getting his clock cleaned


12 posted on 11/15/2013 1:53:05 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: jimbo123

Translation: the insurance companies are checking to see if he even has a brain


13 posted on 11/15/2013 1:53:06 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: jimbo123

Obama brainstorming is like someone going to the indoor shooting range to fire some blanks.


14 posted on 11/15/2013 1:53:13 PM PST by N. Theknow (Defund, Abolish, Repeal ObamaCare. You cannot fix stupid. You cannot repair incompetence.)
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To: outofstyle

I don’t trust this either. They’ll just come up with something illegal to do as a “solution”.


15 posted on 11/15/2013 1:54:13 PM PST by virgil
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To: outofstyle

It’s pure executive branch fascism — president meeting with industry leaders to determine which parts of the law will be enforced and which will be overlooked (and excluding congress).


16 posted on 11/15/2013 1:55:03 PM PST by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: jimbo123

Now they ask?


17 posted on 11/15/2013 1:55:39 PM PST by Raycpa
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I think he meant “barnstorming” he thinks he’s snoopy ...WWI flying ace.


18 posted on 11/15/2013 1:56:25 PM PST by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: jimbo123

Brainstorming == massive exercise in collective stupidity. See also “Goat Rope”, “Cluster Fxxx”, and “Circle Jerk”.


19 posted on 11/15/2013 1:57:06 PM PST by NorthMountain
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To: All

he’s doing the same thing he did with the panels of economic experts. Having them come up with ideas to pull his cookies out of the fire, ignoring them and doing what he wants anyway.


20 posted on 11/15/2013 1:58:05 PM PST by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: jimbo123
Must be a microstorm.
21 posted on 11/15/2013 1:58:15 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: jimbo123

More legislating from the White House.


22 posted on 11/15/2013 1:58:39 PM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: steve86

And buying them off. With our tax dollars.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3091863/posts


23 posted on 11/15/2013 1:58:44 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: jimbo123

It doesn't matter how we brand any kind of change, really.
But the end result has to remain the same. You got me?

24 posted on 11/15/2013 2:00:52 PM PST by Slyfox (Satan's goal is to rub out the image of God he sees in the face of every human.)
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To: outofstyle

Yep..
http://thehill.com/blogs/healthwatch/health-reform-implementation/190457-insurers-may-see-extra-funds-under-o-care-fix


25 posted on 11/15/2013 2:01:32 PM PST by rainee (Her)
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To: jimbo123; a fool in paradise

Tell me what these people representing their shareholders’ interests can do? You expect them to do what your overpaid GOPee reps have not had the courage to do? The nation voted for this clown twice, business must adjust to the reality of it, and still attempt to make profit. What a deal! With the devil.


26 posted on 11/15/2013 2:02:10 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: FReepers
Clueless? No, Dangerous


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27 posted on 11/15/2013 2:02:27 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: jimbo123

Obmama-if you find it-let us know


28 posted on 11/15/2013 2:02:45 PM PST by OLDCU
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To: outofstyle
And as we all have witnessed, he loves giving away taxpayer money to anyone but the ones that paid it.

Also, see tagline......

29 posted on 11/15/2013 2:03:33 PM PST by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Buying them off with our tax dollars.......TO PUMP UP HIS POLL NUMBERS AND SAVE HIS ****ing LEGACY. NO WAY!


30 posted on 11/15/2013 2:04:10 PM PST by Toespi
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In circles outside of Chicago and Washington, D.C. it is called bribery...

Here we go: CMS letter to state regulators on ObamaCare “fix” hints at “risk corridor” bailout for insurers

http://hotair.com/archives/2013/11/15/here-we-go-cms-letter-to-state-regulators-on-obamacare-fix-hints-at-risk-corridor-bailout-for-insurers/


31 posted on 11/15/2013 2:05:19 PM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: jimbo123

His insurers?


32 posted on 11/15/2013 2:05:25 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: jimbo123
"brainstorming"
more like "tempest in a thimble"

33 posted on 11/15/2013 2:05:39 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: jimbo123
“What we’re going to be doing is brainstorming how do we make sure that everybody makes sure what their options are,” Obama said before the meeting began.

Oh, oh. Teleprompter's broke.

34 posted on 11/15/2013 2:06:47 PM PST by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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Obama to insurance executives:

Here's some money or here's the IRS, you pick.

Nuff said about the meeting.

35 posted on 11/15/2013 2:07:28 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert......Nuff said.)
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To: jimbo123

I think I can coin a new word - blamestorming - as in Hussein is blamestorming with the insurers.


36 posted on 11/15/2013 2:07:52 PM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: jimbo123

Brainstorming with the insurance companies is basically Zero begging the insurance companies to bail out his pathetic butt, while the insurance companies are negotiating how large the bail out will be.


37 posted on 11/15/2013 2:10:44 PM PST by Fzob (Jesus + anything = nothing, Jesus + nothing = everything)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
sounds like they are brainstorming thru the corridor of love...
38 posted on 11/15/2013 2:12:02 PM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: outofstyle
I doubt that there are all that many capitalists among Insurance industry CEOs. They may be inclined to make a deal to save O’s ass in return for more taxpayer money

It's the same thing as with the banking crisis.

Once Gov't money and mandates enter the free market and order business to operate against their will, business leaders will need Gov't money to get them out of a mess.

And I don't blame them much. If Gov't forces money in (Medicare for example) and that jacks up prices, then business have a right to ask that Gov't get them out of the mess.

39 posted on 11/15/2013 2:16:06 PM PST by what's up
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To: jimbo123

Obama is brainstorming another trAp to debauche insurers and blame them... bribe, politics, temptation and division of the able vs. Disabled


40 posted on 11/15/2013 2:20:05 PM PST by lavaroise
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

“how do we make sure that everybody makes sure what their options are”

Yes, smartest guy in the room... he thinks.


41 posted on 11/15/2013 2:23:04 PM PST by kcvl
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To: jimbo123

Another lie.


42 posted on 11/15/2013 2:27:25 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: jimbo123

Since when have the words “intimidating”, “threatening”, “extorting”, “demanding” and so forth come to mean “brainstorming”? Clown Prince nobama is such a weak, confused fool.


43 posted on 11/15/2013 2:28:46 PM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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Brainstorming would imply he knows something bout “cause & effect”. He had no idea the website rollout failed, that’s just one effect of the cause.. which was unknown!


44 posted on 11/15/2013 2:30:16 PM PST by SIRTRIS
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Not brainstorming...brainclouding. He’s trying to obfuscate until they volunteer to jump in the volcano.


45 posted on 11/15/2013 2:51:21 PM PST by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: lepton

If these BRAINS had read the law in the first place they wouldn’t have to BRAIN STORM now.


46 posted on 11/15/2013 3:44:47 PM PST by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: jimbo123

obama’s opening remarks:

“OK, now, someone tell me how this insurance stuff works and why it isn’t free. And what gives you folks the right to charge poor black people for it? This sounds like some king of racist scam. I bet you give white people lower rates.”


47 posted on 11/15/2013 4:01:51 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (What happened to my tagline??)
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To: kcvl

Smartest guy in the room... If he’s alone.


48 posted on 11/15/2013 4:08:46 PM PST by Palio di Siena
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To: jimbo123
Translation: Obamination doesn't have a clue.

This is just more boob bait for the low information folks and MSM. Total Bravo Sierra.

49 posted on 11/15/2013 7:13:01 PM PST by MasterGunner01
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So, it’s going to be raining Bens.


50 posted on 11/15/2013 7:17:41 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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