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Schadenfreude: MSNBC Anchor Sees His Health Insurance Premiums Skyrocket Under ObamaCare
Downtrend.com ^ | November 2013 | Brian Carey

Posted on 05/05/2014 11:43:03 AM PDT by Baynative

“Thnx Mr. President!”

That’s what former MSNBC anchor Dylan Ratigan had to say to President Obama in a tweet earlier today.

He was saying it sarcastically. You know, like when you say “thanks a lot!” to someone who bumps into you in the hallway, causing you to spill your coffee all over your clothes.

But Mr. Ratigan experienced something far worse than a coffee spill. His health insurance premiums are skyrocketing thanks to the hilariously named Affordable Care Act.

What happened? Well, for starters, Ratigan had catastrophic health insurance coverage. That means that he sees himself as pretty healthy and is willing to pay out-of-pocket for routine medical expenses. However, if he gets hit by the proverbial beer truck and ends up with tens of thousands of dollars in medical bills, he’s covered.

That was under his old plan, which cost him $170 per month.

His old plan, of course, wasn’t good enough for President Obama. Yes, this is the same President Obama who promised everyone with a straight face that they could their existing health insurance under his new health care law.

Ratigan found out, much like millions of others are finding out, that the President lied when he made that promise.

Now, Ratigan’s new health insurance premium is $600 per month.

“Thnx Mr. President!”

We might almost feel sorry for the guy if he wasn’t a former MSNBC host who used to berate Republican guests.

Now, he is learning the hard way that those Republicans were promoting ideas that would save him, and millions of other Americans, a lot of money.

Hey, some people learn the hard way.


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I've never heard of this guy. I doubt many have since he's on MSNBC. But, his dismay at being duped by the community organizer is worth giggling over for a moment or two, I think.
1 posted on 05/05/2014 11:43:03 AM PDT by Baynative
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To: Baynative

He used to be on CNBC. He seems all over the lot politically.

I can’t for the life of me figure out why so many people didn’t know from day one that this program would increase the cost of coverage by a LOT.

Amazing.


2 posted on 05/05/2014 11:47:02 AM PDT by SaxxonWoods (....Let It Burn...)
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To: Baynative
Schadenfreude: MSNBC Anchor Sees His Health Insurance Premiums Skyrocket Under ObamaCare

I LOVE it when an idiot lib has to bend over and take the same suppository he has been pushing on us peasants!

3 posted on 05/05/2014 11:47:22 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle?" - Patrick Henry, 1775)
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To: Baynative
former MSNBC anchor Dylan Ratigan

Deceived by Obama and dumped by MSNBC. Is this "As Good As It Gets ?

4 posted on 05/05/2014 11:47:39 AM PDT by DeFault User
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To: Baynative

Me either, but I don’t get any TV “news channels”.

I have a dream that one day, all TV people, movie people, all of the various media hirelings will say...

“Why was it I supported Obama and the Democrats? I cannot remember.”


5 posted on 05/05/2014 11:48:31 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Baynative

Hoist by his own Barack.


6 posted on 05/05/2014 11:49:00 AM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: Baynative

Ratigan used to host “Fast Money” on CNBC before Melissa Lee. He wanted to go the the ‘Big Show’ on PMSNBC where he could broaden his horizons.


7 posted on 05/05/2014 11:50:11 AM PDT by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of Obama's America)
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To: Baynative

Just a thought, since this was argued in the Supreme Court as a tax, will everyone be able to deduct the cost of the insurance premium from their income tax like we do our federal and state tax bill, Medicare and Social Security taxes?

Just curious, haven’t heard anyone discuss this.


8 posted on 05/05/2014 11:50:21 AM PDT by Guardian Sebastian (Mother of God, pray for us and our country.)
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To: Resettozero

And the answer will be easy - “because conservatives and Christians opposed him and them”


9 posted on 05/05/2014 11:52:16 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Guardian Sebastian

bookmarking for an answer to your question.


10 posted on 05/05/2014 11:53:06 AM PDT by reformedliberal
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To: Baynative
Reminds me of Will Smith appearing recently on a French TV show.He was talking about how proud he was to fulfill his patriotic duty by paying taxes in the US.Then the host of the show informed him that France had just enacted a 75% tax rate.The double take by Will Smith was priceless.Just picture Jackie Gleason doing his humina,humina,humina” routine.
11 posted on 05/05/2014 11:53:56 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: Baynative

Every lib that gets burned reminds me of the closing days of World War II when german civilians were forced to tour the death camps that their beloved fuhrer gave them.


12 posted on 05/05/2014 11:53:56 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: SaxxonWoods

They dismissed everyone that was telling them that this would be the result because they automatically assume our intentions are evil, because their intentions are self-defined as “good”.


13 posted on 05/05/2014 11:54:04 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Baynative

“Hey, some people learn the hard way.”

I’ll bet he hasn’t learned anything. At least not anything that would turn him away from the Rats.


14 posted on 05/05/2014 11:54:04 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Baynative

15 posted on 05/05/2014 11:55:04 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: Guardian Sebastian

The fine was argued to be a tax, not the premiums.


16 posted on 05/05/2014 11:55:22 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Baynative

Dumbass would turn around and vote dem again too. These guys are the absolute dumbest bunch of dumbass asses to ever walk the face of the earth.


17 posted on 05/05/2014 11:55:47 AM PDT by albie
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To: MUDDOG

Hoisted on his own retard...................


18 posted on 05/05/2014 11:56:12 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: SaxxonWoods

Tip to MSM: the Affordable Healthcare Act / Obamacare never was about healthcare. It was about enrolling suckers into what will become an international citizen registry and really sticking it to you later if you don’t obey...


19 posted on 05/05/2014 11:57:56 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: MUDDOG

Took it the barack-side.


20 posted on 05/05/2014 12:00:30 PM PDT by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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To: albie
Dumbass would turn around and vote dem again too.

Need to elect the right candidate who will actually make it FREE, dammit!


21 posted on 05/05/2014 12:00:55 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Guardian Sebastian

No. Insurance premiums aren’t taxes and they aren’t deductible from your income taxes.

The tax you pay for not having insurance is a tax. And you can’t deduct that either.


22 posted on 05/05/2014 12:02:04 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

I guess we really shouldn’t be surprised. Thanks.


23 posted on 05/05/2014 12:03:18 PM PDT by Guardian Sebastian (Mother of God, pray for us and our country.)
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To: Baynative

Another “bit” of interest. Dan was on Fast Money on CNBC with Eric Bolling.


24 posted on 05/05/2014 12:03:26 PM PDT by 728b (Never cry over something that can not cry over you.)
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To: Guardian Sebastian

The insurance is not a tax, just the penalty if you don’t buy insurance.

So, no real benefit there, as the penalty/tax is not that high.


25 posted on 05/05/2014 12:04:09 PM PDT by SaxxonWoods (....Let It Burn...)
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To: Baynative

I love it when Commies get the karma they deserve..what these idiots want is single payer, Pukelosi has already blamed the debacle of Obamacare on not having a single payer system


26 posted on 05/05/2014 12:07:16 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: jsanders2001

My benchmark lib actually stated out loud, as if it were absurd to think differently

“it’s not some attempt to control you, they’re just trying to make it work for everyone”.

This was in response to our discussion about OTC medicines being excluded from the ability to pay through an FSA.


27 posted on 05/05/2014 12:10:07 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: jsanders2001

Yes, I am aware of the many ulterior motives of the ACA. I was just dealing with the one Ratigan was talking about at the moment.

The ACA is the largest takeover of private industry in our history, among other things. It is part of a system of total control of the populace.

Freegards.


28 posted on 05/05/2014 12:12:10 PM PDT by SaxxonWoods (....Let It Burn...)
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To: Adder

From the Barack Side to the Dark Side: Now release your anger.


29 posted on 05/05/2014 12:14:56 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: Baynative

Hey, Dylan: If you like being an a-hole, you can keep being an a-hole. Period.


30 posted on 05/05/2014 12:15:50 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't give up! The liberals are buggering and aborting themselves into extinction.)
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To: Baynative
Libs don't learn the hard way or any other way. I guess there were a few exceptions but I don't believe Reagan was ever a liberal. He just thought he was a Demonrat but discovered he was really a conservative.
31 posted on 05/05/2014 12:17:02 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: Baynative

Bump


32 posted on 05/05/2014 12:17:05 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: Gay State Conservative

And then after he stammered a bit he said “Well God bless the U.S. of A!”


33 posted on 05/05/2014 12:19:29 PM PDT by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: lowbridge
Wait till he finds out about his deductible. Probable cost the same as his previous plan.
34 posted on 05/05/2014 12:19:50 PM PDT by jimpick
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To: Baynative
Maybe MSNBC is attempting to get an audience back by telling the truth rather than gussying up White House talking points...

Or maybe Dylan Ratigan doesn't know the first rule of MSNBC is 'thou shalt kiss the butt of all democrats'... Time will tell which one it is...

35 posted on 05/05/2014 12:20:48 PM PDT by GOPJ ( Are we finally going to get a smidgen of truth? - - Freeper Veto!)
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To: Baynative

“For tis the sport to have the engineer / Hoist with his own petard.”


36 posted on 05/05/2014 12:20:56 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: clintonh8r

If you like being a useful idiot, you can keep being a useful idiot...

until you’re wondering “why am I standing against this pockmarked wall with a blindfold on, and, no, I don’t want a cigarette, smoking’s bad for you”.


37 posted on 05/05/2014 12:21:18 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: DeFault User

He probably still will be paying for all his routine medical expenses. I’m sure he has a high deductible as well.

Most morons I know that signed up for Obamacare are now crying that they are paying for insurance plus ALL their medical expenses because they have high deductibles. Guess they thought having health insurance meant that everything was FREE!

I’d laugh, but it’s not funny for everyone else.


38 posted on 05/05/2014 12:22:38 PM PDT by No Socialist
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To: Red Badger

Stupid is as stupid does.


39 posted on 05/05/2014 12:22:56 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: MUDDOG

Stupid is as stupid votes.


40 posted on 05/05/2014 12:26:27 PM PDT by polymuser
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To: Baynative
I doubt many have since he's on MSNBC.

It was hard to avoid him on NBC-owned networks, as well as the old msnbc.com and also the non-affiliated NYT. I realize that some here won't look at any of that but I prefer to discern useful information on an case-by-case basis.

Old article, BTW.

41 posted on 05/05/2014 12:30:54 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture)
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To: Baynative
Paging Dylan Ratigan....


42 posted on 05/05/2014 12:36:59 PM PDT by QT3.14
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To: Baynative

Aw, he’d just be spendin’ the rest on pot or blow, anyway...


43 posted on 05/05/2014 12:37:00 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Baynative
But, his dismay at being duped by the community organizer is worth giggling over for a moment or two, I think.

I honestly feel no sympathy for those who've acted as cheerleaders all along. These folks belittled conservatives and Tea Party members, calling us "Chicken Littles."

You made your bed; now sleep in it.

44 posted on 05/05/2014 12:40:31 PM PDT by Lou L (Health "insurance" is NOT the same as health "care")
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To: SoothingDave

“No. Insurance premiums aren’t taxes and they aren’t deductible from your income taxes.”

I deduct my insurance premiums from my Federal Taxes. That’s providing you meet the 7 or 10 percent of your income requirement.


45 posted on 05/05/2014 12:40:49 PM PDT by topspinr
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To: Baynative
Hey, Dylan! Did you like your plan? Of course you did. Well, the good news is that you get to keep your plan!

Well, no you don't. It's a different plan and it costs four times as much. Your old plan must have been "substandard". Yeah, that's the ticket.

46 posted on 05/05/2014 12:43:15 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Guardian Sebastian
Just a thought, since this was argued in the Supreme Court as a tax, will everyone be able to deduct the cost of the insurance premium from their income tax like we do our federal and state tax bill, Medicare and Social Security taxes?

The premiums aren's the tax. The penalty for not signing up is what's falsely being called a tax.

47 posted on 05/05/2014 12:43:49 PM PDT by pgkdan
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To: MrB
Reminds me of an old joke.....

Two Republicans in front of a Democrat firing squad....

First GOPer: "Hey! Aren't you guys supposed to offer us a cigarette?"

Second GOPer, whispering: "Shhh! Don't make trouble."

48 posted on 05/05/2014 12:47:11 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't give up! The liberals are buggering and aborting themselves into extinction.)
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To: Baynative
I found this picture in the dictionary next to the word 'stupid'.


49 posted on 05/05/2014 12:51:51 PM PDT by chopperman
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To: clintonh8r

The GOP “leadership” needs to be asked how they’d comment on that joke. Spineless bast..ds.


50 posted on 05/05/2014 12:53:17 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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