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  • Obamacare insurer says Americans have to break the 'choice habit'

    05/16/2014 12:16:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 13, 2014 | Philip Klein
    In a line that says a lot about where health care is heading under Obamacare, an insurance executive offering plans through the law was quoted in the New York Times on Tuesday as saying, “We have to break people away from the choice habit that everyone has.” Marcus Merz, the chief executive of PreferredOne, made the remark in an article describing the trend toward narrow networks in health care plans. The article notes, "In the midst of all the turmoil in health care these days, one thing is becoming clear: No matter what kind of health plan consumers choose, they...
  • Consumers losing doctors with new insurance plans

    05/13/2014 6:36:11 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 9 replies
    yahoo ^ | 5/13/14 | Kelli Kennedy, Associated Press
    MIAMI (AP) -- The first thing Michelle Pool did before picking a plan under President Barack Obama's health insurance law was check whether her longtime primary care doctor was covered. Pool, a 60-year-old diabetic who has had back surgery and a hip replacement, purchased the plan only to find that the insurer was mistaken.Pool's $352 a month gold plan through Covered California's exchange was cheaper than what she'd paid under her husband's insurance and seemed like a good deal because of her numerous pre-existing conditions. But after her insurance card came in the mail, the Vista, California resident learned her...
  • Health insurance executives say tens of millions *more* Americans (VIDEO)

    05/13/2014 11:09:25 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 3 replies
    D.C. Clothes Line ^ | May 13 2014 | Dr. Eowyn
    FULL TITLE: Health insurance executives say tens of millions *more* Americans will lose their health plans On June 15, 2009, when Obama was selling his Obamacare to Americans, he promised: “If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan, period.” As Obamacare began to be implemented, millions of Americans discovered, too late, that Obama had lied, when they were notified by their insurance companies that their health plans had been cancelled. (Go the end of this post for more.) Obama and the Left then blamed the evil greedy insurance companies for the cancellations, conveniently leaving...
  • Insurer: Obamacare Customers Must Break ‘Choice Habit’ (choice is only good for abortion)

    05/13/2014 3:15:13 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 22 replies
    Health insurers are now openly admitting that with Obamacare’s reforms, patient choice can no longer be a priority for Americans. “We have to break people away from the choice habit that everyone has,” Marcus Merz, CEO of Minnesota insurer PreferredOne, told The New York Times Tuesday. “We’re all trying to break away from this fixation on open access and broad networks.” With boatloads of mandatory services provided each and every customer whether they’re wanted or not, health insurers’ costs are going up. If insurance companies are going to keep prices at a manageable level, narrow networks are one of their...
  • Reports: More Obamacare Cancellations, Premium Hikes On the Way (Pelosi knew)

    05/11/2014 3:32:50 AM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Townhall ^ | 5/09/14 | Guy Benson
    The Obamacare "winning streak" continues apace. Kaiser Health News reports on the increasing likelihood of more and more large employers dumping employees into Obamacare's exchanges. An untold number of employees will discover that they can't keep their plan, especially if they're a high-risk, high-cost employee. The Obama administration estimated that as many as 93 million Americans will lose their existing coverage under the new law, despite what the president promised repeatedly. We wrote about "targeted dumping" back in 2011. Those concerns are now being realized:
  • Illinois museum has Santa Anna’s leg, and Texas site wants it

    05/10/2014 4:51:55 AM PDT · by billorites · 49 replies
    Dallas News ^ | May 8, 2014 | Christy Hoppe
    AUSTIN — The petition to wrest Santa Anna’s leg from Illinois and bring it to Texas was flat-footed from the start. But Texas museum officials believe their heart was in the right place, even if that prosthetic leg is not. Last month, the San Jacinto Battle Monument and Museum launched a petition on the White House website, hoping to get 100,000 signatures to lure an important artifact to Texas. It suggested that the wooden and cork leg used by Gen. Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna — the villain of the Alamo and Goliad and a figure deeply embedded in Texas...
  • Ann Coulter tells horror story: ‘My friend’s sister died today because of Obamacare’

    04/26/2014 2:53:05 PM PDT · by grundle · 32 replies
    rightwingnews.com ^ | February 5, 2014 | Tom Tillison
    When pressed on the negative impact Obamacare is having on average folks, Democrats choose to focus on those who are being helped by the healthcare law. But conservative pundit and authorAnn Coulter highlighted just how devastating the impact can be in a recent appearance on “Fox & Friends.” “This does have real world consequences: I got up the other morning and got an email from a friend saying, ‘My sister almost died because of Obamacare,’” Coulter told host Tucker Carlson. Coulter said the friend’s sister lost her coverage when Blue Shield pulled out of California because of Obamacare. Despite running...
  • Zero Covered Dentists Within 100 Miles for Mandatory Dental Plan Under Obamacare

    04/17/2014 9:40:37 AM PDT · by grundle · 41 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | March 27, 2014 | Scot Vorse
    For years we have known that the claim under Obamacare, “If you like your plan, you can keep your plan,” was false. We have also known that the claim under Obamacare, “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor,” was false. But what we didn’t know was that under Obamacare, “If you need a doctor, you may have to drive more than 100 miles to find a doctor.” I noticed in my new Anthem monthly premium under Obamacare that I was required to pay a separate monthly charge for dental insurance for my two teenage children (I also...
  • Obama: Yeah, a lot of you won’t be able to keep your doctor after all

    03/14/2014 7:58:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/14/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Voters in November might be ready to show Democrats what they think about removing choice and hiking costs, as well as their arrogance in determining that a few politicians in Washington know better about their choices than they do. Unfortunately, Barack Obama doesn’t appear to have figured out this problem. In an interview with WebMD, Obama finally acknowledged that, contra his promise, people might not be able to keep the doctors they liked, but that they probably shouldn’t have liked those doctors in the first place:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO “For the average person, many folks who don’t have...
  • Uninsured: Obamacare is Unaffordable

    03/10/2014 5:00:14 AM PDT · by rootin tootin · 22 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 3/10/2014 | David Catron
    A new survey confirms that the “Affordable Care Act” has failed to achieve one of its most important goals — making health coverage accessible to the uninsured. As the Washington Post reports, “Just one in 10 uninsured people who qualify for private health plans through the new marketplace have signed up for one.” Why so few? According to the survey, which was released last Thursday by McKinsey & Company, the most common reason cited by uninsured respondents was lack of affordability. Out of five possible reasons for failing to enroll, most chose, “I could not afford to pay the premium.”
  • Five takeaways from Gallup’s poll on the uninsured (tiny drop from 17.1% to 15.9% of adults)

    03/10/2014 6:37:04 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 10, 2014 | Jason Millman
    The big headline from the report: 15.9 percent of adults are now uninsured, down from 17.1 percent at the end of 2013. It's news that the Obama administration and the law's supporters are going to cheer as proof that the Affordable Care Act is working, and you'll likely hear a lot about it this week. The uninsured rate for the highly scrutinized 18-34 year-old demographic is dropping, but not yet to the levels the administration hopes for. The uninsured rate among 18-25 year-olds is now 23 percent, down from 23.5 percent, and the rate for 26 to 34 year-olds dropped...
  • Oklahoma Man Loses Insurance Due to Obamacare, Owes $100K in Bills

    03/12/2014 11:47:32 AM PDT · by grundle · 34 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | March 11, 2014
    An Oklahoma man is facing over $100,000 in hospital bills because he lost his health insurance plan due to Obamacare. Lenny Hubbs, a “healthy man,” as his wife describes him, is a self-employed contractor who was previously on his wife’s health insurance plan. Her employer announced that his employees would no longer be allowed to pay for their spouses’ premiums. They could not afford to purchase health insurance. Lenny’s wife told KXII-TX that “good” health insurance would have cost them $500 a month. They do not qualify for Medicaid. Hubbs became sick about two weeks ago. Doctors told him his...
  • My Family's Misadventures with Obamacare, Continued

    03/12/2014 3:49:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 12, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    Back in September, our family received an Obamacare-induced health insurance death notice. We joined millions of other Americans whose individual market health plans died after Democrats lied about our ability to keep the plans and doctors we liked. President Obama tried to "fix" the mess he created. But as usual, the federal government's solutions have made things even worse. Confusion and chaos reign not just in our household, but across the country. As I reported last fall, our letter from Anthem BlueCross BlueShield of Colorado informed us that we could no longer keep our high-deductible PPO plan with a wide...
  • Republicans Assembling List of Voters Who Lost Insurance due to ObamaCare

    03/11/2014 8:19:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 03/11/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    For the first time millions of formerly apathetic voters have an undeniable grievance and a motivation to pay back the people who wrecked their budgets and health insurance coverage. With Obama’s approval ratings deep underwater and sinking, the RNC is thinking about going in for the kill. (via Doug Ross) Republican National Committee data operatives will build a list of the millions of Americans who have lost insurance policies due to Obamacare in order to help their candidates win over these voters at the ballot box in 2014 and 2016.“Getting that information [on plan cancellations] and having good data as...
  • Obama Lied; NLPC Health Plan Cancelled Today

    02/25/2014 12:31:55 PM PST · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    NLPC ^ | February 25, 2014 | Peter Flaherty
    Remember Presdient Obama promising “If you like your plan, you can keep your plan?” PolitiFact.com has identified 37 instances of Obama or another top administration official making this claim, or something close to it. Today we received this email from United HealthCare informing us that our health plan that we like "will no longer be offered:"
  • Cancer patient’s treatment put on hold over ObamaCare

    01/20/2014 8:34:17 AM PST · by lowbridge · 39 replies
    fox news ^ | january 19, 2014
    <p>A woman diagnosed with breast cancer, whose life-saving surgery has been postponed after she lost her doctors under ObamaCare, made a heartfelt plea Sunday to President Obama to amend the Affordable Care Act.</p> <p>In an exclusive appearance on “Fox & Friends,” Josie Gracchi, who has been diagnosed with ductal-invasive carcinoma, looked into the camera and addressed Obama: “I would like my health care taken care of. I was insured. I think anyone who is going through a serious illness should have immediate responses. I shouldn’t have to wait months, weeks, to even be considered for surgery that I should have had weeks ago.”</p>
  • You Only Thought You Wanted to Keep Your Hospital (Libs’ healthcare elitism)

    01/10/2014 9:34:18 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 10, 2014 - 12:07 am | Jean Kaufman
    Liberal New Republic editor Jonathan Cohn admits that under Obamacare, the California networks have become exceedingly restrictive regarding doctors and hospitals. He even points out that one of Los Angeles’ finest hospitals, Cedars-Sinai, isn’t in the new Obamacare networks. But don’t be upset, Cohn coos; Cedars-Sinai isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. And people just wanted to go there for the snob appeal, anyway, in order to hobnob with the rich and famous. […] Cohn ignores the entire topic of liberty and choice, as though it is of no importance whatsoever. And to Cohn, perhaps it isn’t—at least, for...
  • Nancy Pelosi: Don’t call it Obamacare

    01/09/2014 11:18:22 AM PST · by jazusamo · 78 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 9, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi corrected a reporter Thursday who called Democrats’ health care law “Obamacare.” “First of all, it’s called the ‘Affordable Care Act,’ ” the California Democrat said after a reporter asked about House GOP efforts to try to tweak the law. Democrats, who just a couple of years ago were happy to call President Obama’s signature achievement Obamacare,...
  • Owning Up to the Obamacare Lies: Admitting, quietly, that conservatives were right all along

    01/07/2014 2:33:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The National Review ^ | January 7, 2014 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    Those who have elected to keep close tabs on the reactions to Obamacare’s blotchy rollout will presumably have noticed that it has been marked by admissions of guilt. The latest such confession comes from The New Republic’s Noam Scheiber, who bluntly conceded yesterday that “Obamacare actually paves the way toward single payer.” Pushing back against Michael Moore’s unsettling criticisms of the law, Schreiber tweeted: Noam Scheiber @noamscheiber Dear liberals bummed about Obamacare: Don't sweat it. It's going to get us to a single-payer system before long. http://www.newrepublic.com/article/116105/obamacare-will-lead-single-payer-michael-moore … 11:42 AM - 6 Jan 2014 26 Retweets 12 favorites This, Scheiber...
  • Small Business Group Says NOT A SINGLE MEMBER Has Seen Health-Care Costs Go Down Under Obamacare

    01/02/2014 3:33:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 2, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    In 2011 during his reelection campaign Barack Obama promised Americans who “get their insurance from the workplace” will see $3,000 in savings thanks to Obamacare.(VIDEO-AT-LINK)Not true. The National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB), a group representing 11,000 members and small businesses, has not had a single member report health-care savings under Obamacare. The New York Post reported: New York’s small-business owners, seniors and doctors are among the big losers as President Obama’s prescription for health-insurance reform takes effect. The National Federation of Independent Businesses, an organization that represents nearly 11,000 entrepreneurs across the state, says it has yet to find...
  • Obama forced to fire a familiar friend

    11/08/2013 9:23:22 PM PST · by rhema · 35 replies
  • Sen. Mark Udall (D, Colorado) lied about #obamacare: watch him get called on it here.

    12/16/2013 10:20:02 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 12/16/13 | Moe Lane
    Ladies and gentlemen, expect a war in the Colorado Senate race. Senator Udall, don’t you DARE tell more lies about this healthcare mess. YOU’RE the one who took away our doctors. YOU’RE the one who cancelled our plans. You looked us in the eye, Senator Udall, and you lied. That is coming out of IACE Action, which is connected to I Am Created Equal, which is a group that featured heavily in John Morse’s recent abrupt transition from Colorado state Senate President to private citizen. …And they ain’t shy, huh? Moe Lane (crosspost) PS: Mark Udall really did lie about...
  • Obamacare wants YOU!

    12/16/2013 12:05:27 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | December 15, 2013 | neo-neocon
    Once-privileged New Yorkers who supported Obamacare are discovering that Obamacare means they’ll be losing some of their privileges: "Many in New York’s professional and cultural elite have long supported President Obama’s health care plan…They are part of an unusual, informal health insurance system that has developed in New York, in which independent practitioners were able to get lower insurance rates through group plans, typically set up by their professional associations or chambers of commerce… But under the Affordable Care Act, they will be treated as individuals, responsible for their own insurance policies. For many of them, that is likely to...
  • The amazing evolution of Politifact’s ‘if you like your plan you can keep it’ rating

    12/16/2013 5:09:11 AM PST · by grundle · 7 replies
    michellemalkin.com ^ | December 14, 2013 | Doug Powers
    Politifact’s rating of the famous Obama promise “if you like your plan you can keep it” has gone through a heck of an evolution in the past five years. In October of 2008 “if you like your plan you can keep it” was totally true: Less than four years later, in June of 2012 it was downgraded to “half true” (“true,” but only for the people who could manage to keep their plans): Now, “If you like your plan you can keep it” has been deemed 2013′s “Lie of the Year”:
  • In NYC, thousands of Obama voting, upper class professionals complain about losing their insurance

    12/15/2013 6:56:07 AM PST · by grundle · 101 replies
    wordpress ^ | December 15, 2013 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    <p>The New York Times is reporting this news about five years too late, but I guess that’s better than never. Obamacare is forcing thousands of Obama voting, well educated, upper class, professionals from New York City to lose their insurance.</p>
  • President Obama: 'You can keep your plan if you like it' PolitiFact Lie of the Year

    12/12/2013 6:12:53 PM PST · by hiho hiho · 15 replies
    OregonLive ^ | December 12, 2013 | Dana Tims
    President Obama walked away with the dubious distinction today of having uttered PolitiFact's Lie of the Yearť for 2013. And the claim that earned him this lack of honor? PolitiFact Oregon, relying on great writing and research by our national counterpart, presents it here: "If you like your health care plan, you can keep it."ť When PolitiFact examined the assertion last month, it gave Obama a Pants on Fire rating, not only for erroneously telling people that, under his Affordable Care Act, they could keep their health insurance plans if they liked them, but by then suggesting he and his...
  • Krauthammer On Dems & Obamacare: "I Can't Believe It's A Coordinated Campaign, It's Too Insane"

    12/08/2013 12:29:31 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 105 replies
    CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: Look, as for Harry Reid, I can't believe it's a coordinated campaign. It's too insane. I think it's Harry Reid wearing, trying on a tin hat. And I would just say, Harry, give it up. You can argue all you want but the sunrises in the west, it's not going to work. And you get this sort of speaking against the wind on things that, as Kirsten says, are empirically untrue. People are receiving cancellations. They know they lost their insurance. There is no way to talk around it. The other thing that the Obama administration, the White...
  • Obamacare, where the liberal dream crashes and burns

    12/08/2013 8:03:14 AM PST · by Innovative · 29 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | Dec 7, 2013 | Margaret Wente
    The real problem, as dozens of thoughtful commentators have concluded, is the law itself. Obamacare is a massive policy experiment that seeks to remake one-sixth of the U.S. economy – a body that’s so fantastically complex, with so many players and so many moving parts, that nobody can possibly understand how they all interact. ... Even Max Baucus, the Democratic Senate finance chairman, has warned that implementing a law so complicated could be a “train wreck.” Mr. Obama is in a tough spot. It’s not just that he looks incompetent – it’s that he looks deceitful. He told people they...
  • Obamacare Architect: If You Like Your Doctor, You Can Pay More

    12/08/2013 12:24:05 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 12/07/2013 | Daniel Halper
    If you want to keep your doctor, you might have to pay more for it, Obamacare architect Zeke Emanuel said today on Fox News Sunday: The host, Chris Wallace, said: "President Obama famously promised, if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. Doesn't that turn out to be just as false, just as misleading, as his promise about if you like your plan, you can keep your plan? Isn't it a fact, sir, that a number, most, in fact, of the Obamacare health plans that are being offered on the exchanges exclude a number of doctors and hospitals...
  • Ezekiel Emanuel: If You Want To Pay More For Your Doctor, You Can Do That

    12/08/2013 12:14:25 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 59 replies
    CHRIS WALLACE, HOST: President Obama famously promised, if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor. Doesn't that turn out to be just as false, just as misleading, as his promise about if you like your plan you can keep your plan? Isn't it a fact, sir, that a number, most, in fact, of the Obamacare health plans that are being offered on the exchanges exclude a number of doctors and hospitals to lower costs? EZEKIEL EMANUEL: The president never said you were going to have unlimited choice of any doctor in the country you want to go to....
  • No, really — Harry Reid still says if you like your plan you can keep it (Video)

    12/05/2013 8:50:03 AM PST · by The Old Hoosier · 5 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | 12/5/13 | David Freddoso
    This Dec. 3 interview with local television — just wow....Even the New York Times has at least come up with a weasely explanation for the false promise. Reid is simply insisting that it's true....
  • 36 Times Obama Said You Could Keep Your Health Care Plan

    12/02/2013 9:01:24 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    ...Obama had pledged publicly at least 36 times that his health care plan, known as Obamacare, would not force people who liked their current coverage to lose it...
  • Obama Faces Democrat Defections if Website Fixes Fail

    11/30/2013 1:03:38 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 60 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Saturday, 30 Nov 2013 11:49 AM | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Democratic leaders have given the White House space to work out the problems with the Obamacare website, but if it isn’t right this time around, vulnerable Senate Democrats could distance themselves even more from the law they voted to pass. … Earlier this month, 39 Democrats joined ranks with Republicans to vote for a bill allowing people to remain on their current health insurance plans, and are signaling they’re ready to make a stronger push about the bill should the site still not work correctly after Sunday’s deadline comes and goes, said The National Journal. But with Obama’s poll numbers...
  • Pesky reminders - Monthly bills and concrete consequences will keep the Obamacare crisis from fading

    11/27/2013 1:25:47 PM PST · by InvisibleChurch · 4 replies
    world mag ^ | 11-27-13 | Joel Belz
    I’m not sure just which president it was—most folks point to Ronald Reagan—who earned the term “Teflon President.” Whoever it was, he’s been royally upstaged over the last few years by Barack Obama. To the perpetual dismay of his political opponents, our current president’s approval ratings have seemed impervious to his blunders with the IRS, his Department of Justice, his foreign policy (including Benghazi in Libya), and other stumbles. Until now. I too have marveled over Obama’s remarkable ability to shake off even the most serious missteps. But I want to propose here that the up-front failures of Obamacare almost...
  • Obama Breaks 'Keep Your Doctor' Promise With Seniors

    11/27/2013 4:40:07 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 15 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 11/26/2013 | John Merline
    Nearly four in 10 seniors worry ObamaCare will cause them to lose doctors they like, despite President Obama's repeated promise to the contrary, according to the latest IBD/TIPP Poll. That translates into nearly 16 million people age 65 and over. Their concerns appear to be justified. Many seniors are, in fact, already losing access to their doc tors, and more than half a million are losing access to plans they liked this year, as $200 billion in ObamaCare-mandated cuts to the popular Medicare Advantage program start to take effect. Earlier this month, seniors learned that UnitedHealth (UNH) is dropping thousands...
  • Almost 80 million with employer health care plans could have coverage canceled, experts predict

    11/26/2013 5:04:48 AM PST · by Colofornian · 38 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Nov. 26, 2013 | Jim Angle
    Almost 80 million people with employer health plans could find their coverage canceled because they are not compliant with ObamaCare, several experts predicted. Their losses would be in addition to the millions who found their individual coverage cancelled for the same reason. Stan Veuger of the American Enterprise Institute said that in addition to the individual cancellations, "at least half the people on employer plans would by 2014 start losing plans as well." There are approximately 157 million employer health care policy holders. Avik Roy of the Manhattan Institute added, "the administration estimated that approximately 78 million Americans with employer...
  • Move over Obamacare. Now there’s Obamabomb

    11/25/2013 5:58:28 AM PST · by LSUfan · 15 replies
    Center for Security Policy ^ | 25 Nov 13 | Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.
    The president who promised us that his health care legislation would allow us to keep our insurance plans and doctors now insists that his agreement with Iran will not allow it to keep a nuclear weapons program. What the two pledges have in common is that they are both lies. No matter how many times such statements are repeated and seconded by President Obama’s partisans and the press, they amount to serial, intentional and potentially fatal fraud. Now, some Americans may still trust President Obama, or at least be inclined to give his deal a chance. But that means buying...
  • California Rightly Rejects Illegal ObamaCare Fix

    11/22/2013 4:14:48 PM PST · by raptor22 · 9 replies
    Investor.s Business Daily ^ | November 22, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    ObamaCare: California's health insurance exchange has decided not to allow insurance plans that do not meet the law's standards, rejecting the president's attempt to rewrite the law through executive action. Recognizing the impracticality and illegality of President Obama's proposed "fix" for insurance policies canceled due to the Affordable Care Act's coverage mandates, the board of Covered California, the state's health insurance exchange, voted 5-0 against extending the 1 million California health care plans that were dropped under the law. The Golden State follows several other blue states — including New York, Washington, Rhode Island and Minnesota — that announced they...
  • Obama's Flip-Flopping In Shambles As California Rejects Proposed One-Year Plan Extension

    11/21/2013 4:44:52 PM PST · by Zakeet · 11 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | November 21, 2013
    When Barack Obama, floundering in the endless humiliation from the disastrous rollout of Obamacare, gave the country's insurance companies the "put option" to reject the one-year "cancellation" extension fix stemming from the whole "if you like your plan, you can keep it, period" fiasco, he committed a cardinal sin - he lost control of the situation, because from that point onward the decision was no longer in his court. Furthermore, due to the syndicate nature of insurance companies and state insurance commissioners implementing Obamacare, suddenly the decision was subject to game theoretical facets including cooperation and defection, or rather just...
  • Covered California defies feds, won't extend policies

    11/21/2013 3:16:29 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    Sacramento Business Journal ^ | November 21, 2013 | by Kathy Robertson
    Rejecting an Obama Administration request, Covered California board members on Thursday voted against allowing health plans to extend policies that do not comply with the Affordable Care Act. After lengthy discussion, board members voted unanimously to require health plans that participate in the new insurance marketplace to cancel coverage that doesn’t meet minimum standards by the end of the year.
  • TIME Savages The Obamacare Disaster In One Brutal Cover

    11/21/2013 7:18:49 PM PST · by lbryce · 55 replies
    Business Insider ^ | November 21, 2013 | Brett LoGiurato
    Time magazine calls the Affordable Care Act a "broken promise" on the cover of its latest issue. The image splits a pill with "Obamacare" inscribed on it in half, separating "Obama" and "care." The cover story, by Nancy Gibbs, looks at how President Barack Obama needs to fix what has been a disastrous rollout of the federal health law — and fix it fast: So the sign that the Obama presidency had reached a turning point came not when his poll numbers sank or his allies shuddered or the commentariat went hunting for the right degree of debacle to compare...
  • Jordan on Obama’s Promises: ‘Every time, It’s Been Proven Wrong’

    11/19/2013 8:27:24 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 19, 2013 - 4:06 PM | Penny Starr
    Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) said on Tuesday at The Heritage Foundation that the promises President Obama made about the Affordable Care Act have “been proven wrong.” “Every single line they made—if you like your plan you can keep it, if you like your doctor you can keep it, your premiums are going to go down—they’re going to go down $2,500, the website’s going to work Oct. 1; now it’s going to work Nov. 30,” Jordan said. “Every time, it’s been proven wrong.” …
  • Mass. consumers cannot keep canceled health plans

    11/19/2013 7:27:03 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 49 replies
    BOSTON (AP) -- Massachusetts' top insurance official said Monday that the state won't allow consumers to keep health insurance policies that fall below the minimum requirements of the federal health care law. State Insurance Commissioner Joseph Murphy said in a letter sent Monday to the Obama administration that substandard insurance policies are "virtually non-existent" in Massachusetts because of its first-in-the-nation health care law that took effect in 2007.
  • MUST SEE VIDEO: Pelosi taken apart by David Gregory on false Obamacare promises

    11/18/2013 10:36:39 AM PST · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 61 replies
    YouTube/Meet The Press ^ | 11/17/13 | Meet The Press
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  • The ObamaCare nightmare of LIES and deceit continues

    11/15/2013 12:02:29 PM PST · by IbJensen · 17 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 11/15/2013 | Diane Sori
    Oh the shame of it all as one day after the Obama administration announced that only 26,794 people had enrolled in ObamaCare, in a calculatingly and vicious move against the American peopleÂ…a move done solely to try and salvage the 2014 elections for the DemocratsÂ…Barack HUSSEIN Obama, looking defeated and dejected, did what he does best as he again LIED and deceived the American people at yesterdayÂ’s press conference. You know what press conferenceÂ…the one he was over a half hour late to. Facing a bi-partisan revolt over ObamaCareÂ…his now on life support signature piece of legislation Â…with its...
  • VIDEO ‘Like Your Plan, Keep Your Plan’ A Hillary Creation; appears on 2007 campaign website

    11/15/2013 10:55:54 AM PST · by Liz · 12 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 11/15/13 | staff
    It was Hillary Clinton that originally coined the now- problematic “like your plan, keep your plan” talking point that Obama relied on during his fight to push Obamacare through Congress....a phrase that also helped him get reelected. Hillary's 2007 campaign website was unearthed by America Rising. America's Rising found written on the website under "HILLARYCARE"---Hillary’s American Health Choices Plan---the ruinous phrase: “if you have a plan you like, you keep it.” The 2016 Clinton camp has been distancing itself from Obamacare as the problems associated with his failing govt healthcare plan become more apparent to the American people. With 2016...
  • Bill Clinton: 'President Should Honor the Commitment' and Let People Keep Their Insurance Plans

    11/12/2013 7:28:00 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 50 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | November12,2013 | Daniel Halper
    Former President Bill Clinton said that President Obama should keep his pledge to allow people to keep their current health care plans, if they like them, under Obamacare: "So I personally believe, even if it takes a change to the law, the president should honor the commitment the federal government made to those people and let them keep what they got," said Clinton in a recent interview. Clinton has, in general, been a strong supporter of Obamacare. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9yVy-RXhxQ
  • Bill Clinton: Obama Should Honor His ‘You Can Keep Your Plan’ Promise

    11/12/2013 7:38:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/12/2013 | Andrew Johnson
    Bill Clinton is now the biggest Democratic name to call on President Obama to keep his promise that people could keep their insurance plans under his health law. “I personally believe, even if it means a change to the law, the president should honor the commitment the federal government made to those people and let them keep what they got,” Clinton said. The former president said young people on the individual market were the main group to be affected by the misleading promise, a story of someone he recently met who had their plan canceled. A number of Democratic and...
  • Media split over use of ‘lie’ in reference to Obama health-care promise (Obama LIED!)

    11/11/2013 9:16:13 AM PST · by tobyhill · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/8/2013 | Erik Wemple
    Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler last week examined this claim from President Obama, among other similar ones as he campaigned in his first term for passage of his signature reform: “That means that no matter how we reform health care, we will keep this promise to the American people: If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor, period. If you like your health-care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health-care plan, period. No one will take it away, no matter what.” – President Obama, speech to the American Medical Association, June 15, 2009 (as...
  • After Updating, White House Website Still Says 'You Can Keep Your Plan'

    11/10/2013 8:36:20 AM PST · by chessplayer · 14 replies
    Saturday afternoon, Politico's Jason Millman, in an item incredibly headlined "Updated White House website keeps disputed Obamacare language," reported that "The Obama administration has updated a White House website that says its health care law allows people to keep their plans if they like them — but the website still maintains the language that Obamacare opponents have aggressively attacked the past few weeks." No, Jason. The news is that the website still "maintains the language" which has been indisputably proven false by the millions of policy cancellations reported during the past several weeks.