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Old 09-25-2013, 10:35 PM   #1
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Obama Lied, My Health Plan Died

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Like an estimated 22 million other Americans, I am a self-employed small-business owner who buys health insurance for my family directly on the individual market. We have a high-deductible PPO plan that allows us to choose from a wide range of doctors.
Or rather, we had such a plan.
Last week, our family received notice from Anthem BlueCross BlueShield of Colorado that we can no longer keep the plan we like because of "changes from health care reform (also called the Affordable Care Act or ACA)." The letter informed us that "(t)o meet the requirements of the new laws, your current plan can no longer be continued beyond your 2014 renewal date."
In short: Obama lied. My health plan died.
Remember? Our president looked America straight in the eye and promised: "If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. Period. If you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan. Period. No one will take it away. No matter what."
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., also lied when she pledged: "Keep your doctor, and your current plan, if you like them."
This isn't just partisan business. It's personal. Our cancellation letter states that Anthem is "not going to be selling new individual PPO plans." When we asked whether we could keep our children's doctors, an agent for Anthem told my husband and me she didn't know. The insurer has no details available yet on what exactly they'll be offering. We either will be herded into the Obamacare federal health insurance exchange regime (launching October 1), a severely limited HMO plan, or presented with costlier alternatives from another insurer. If they even exist.
My family is not alone. Across the country, insurers are sending out Obamacare-induced health plan death notices to untold tens of thousands of other customers in the individual market. Twitter users are posting their Obamacare cancellation notices and accompanying rate increases:
Linda Deright posted her letter from Regency of Washington state: "63 percent jump, old policy of 15 yrs. cancelled." Karen J. Dugan wrote: "Received same notice from Blue Shield CA for our small business. Driving into exchange and no info since online site is down." Chris Birk wrote: "Got notice from BCBS that my current health plan is not ACA compliant. New plan 2x as costly for worse coverage." Small-business owner Villi Wilson posted his letter from HMSA Blue Cross Blue Shield canceling his individual plan and added: "I thought Obama said if I like my health care plan I can keep my health care plan."
Few among Washington's protected political class are paying attention, because they enjoy their lucrative government benefits and are exempted from Obamacare's destructive consequences. But one of my state's congressional representatives, GOP Rep. Cory Gardner, also lost his individual market plan. Unlike most politicians on Capitol Hill, Gardner chose not to enroll in the federal health insurance program. He told me that he opted to participate in the private market "because I wanted to be in the same boat as my constituents. And now that boat is sinking!"
Gardner points to recent analysis showing individual market rate increases of 23 percent to 25 percent in Colorado. "After my current plan is discontinued," he wrote last week, "the closest comparable plan through our current provider will cost over 100 percent more, going from roughly $650 a month to $1,480 per month." He now carries his Obamacare cancellation notice with him as hardcore proof of the Democrats' ultimate deception.
Maryland announced that its post-Obamacare individual market rates could also rise by a whopping 25 percent. The National Association for the Self-Employed is recommending that its small-business owners and freelancers plan for at least a 15 percent increase nationwide. One of the reasons for those rate hikes, of course, is that Obamacare's mandated benefits provisions force insurers to carry coverage for items that individual market consumers had deliberately chosen to forgo.
Americans who had opted for affordable catastrophic coverage-style plans now have fewer and fewer choices. This includes a whole class of musicians, photographers, artists, writers, actors and other creative people who purchased health plans through the individual market or through small professional organizations. As St. Vincent College arts professor Ben Schachter reports in the Weekly Standard, groups like the College Art Association, Modern Language Association and the Entertainment Industry Group Insurance Trust are dropping their plans. Young, healthy members of these groups "are far more likely to see their rates go up — or to face the individual mandate penalties."
Thanks to Obama, access is down. Premiums and health care spending are up. Research and development on lifesaving drugs and medical devices are down. Hours and benefits have been cut because of Obamacare costs and regulatory burdens by at least 300 American companies, according to Investor's Business Daily. And the Obamacare layoff bomb continues to claim victims.
Obamacare is destroying the private individual market for health insurance by design, not accident. For hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of self-employed job creators, three fundamental Obamacare truths are becoming as clear as Obama's growing nose: 1) You can't keep it. 2) We're screwed. 3) The do-gooders don't care.
Michelle Malkin is the author of "Culture of Corruption: Obama and his Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks and Cronies" (Regnery 2010). Her e-mail address is malkinblog@gmail.com.
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Old 09-25-2013, 11:04 PM   #2
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Re: Obama Lied, My Health Plan Died

Eyep.

Push your congressmen and senators to eliminate their exemption for their staff from the law. Let them all join in the party, and then we will see just how fun and popular this really is.

Sham..... of.... the......Century.
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Old 09-25-2013, 11:20 PM   #3
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"They Got It Wrong On All Accounts" - Where Is Obamacare Now?

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The Obamacare that consumers will finally be able to sign up for next week is a long way from the health plan President Obama first pitched to the nation. As Politico notes, millions of low-income Americans won’t receive coverage. Many workers at small businesses won’t get a choice of insurance plans right away. Large employers won’t need to provide insurance for another year. Far more states than expected won’t run their own insurance marketplaces. And a growing number of workers won’t get to keep their employer-provided coverage. But, apart from that - and all the exemptions - six more days and we will all get to see the shiny new exchanges; which may (or may not) prove Sen. Barraso right when he said "It was bad policy and bad politics. They got it wrong on all accounts."
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Old 09-26-2013, 10:50 AM   #4
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Eyep.

Push your congressmen and senators to eliminate their exemption for their staff from the law. Let them all join in the party, and then we will see just how fun and popular this really is.

Sham..... of.... the......Century.
Wont happen Serf.Be quite or we will take your bread too!I hope all the people that voted for this socialist scumbag are happy now.
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Old 09-26-2013, 01:35 PM   #5
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FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT!

Hopefully, it's not the WWF type.

Boehner Says House Will Not Accept "Clean" Funding Bill From The Senate
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-0...ng-bill-senate
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Old 09-26-2013, 09:24 PM   #6
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FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT!

Hopefully, it's not the WWF type.

Boehner Says House Will Not Accept "Clean" Funding Bill From The Senate
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-0...ng-bill-senate
I fear it is all bark with no bite. But I noticed that college kids were not as cheerful this time around during his sales pitch. Even Obama him self had trouble spitting out convincing words that his plan is cheaper when everyone knew that their age group will pay significantly more under his care.
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Old 09-26-2013, 11:54 PM   #7
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could it be the Chicago unions pulled their head out of President Zero's a$$ long enough to breath fresh air and see how they have been screwed by the commie in chief?

http://washingtonexaminer.com/seiu-u...rticle/2536458

story will be buried by the MSM

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Old 09-27-2013, 12:05 AM   #8
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It has always been about just another revenue source to exploit. Just like SS, which is now defunct and doomed. They are both ponzi schemes that keep the corrupt in control a while longer. The music will end. The citizens will be the ones left w/o a chair.
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It has always been about just another revenue source to exploit. Just like SS, which is now defunct and doomed. They are both ponzi schemes that keep the corrupt in control a while longer. The music will end. The citizens will be the ones left w/o a chair.
Friend of mine moved here from Argentina as a teenager.He is seeing history repeating itself here and isnt too happy.Money was almost useless when their economy tanked.They were fortunate because they were in a rural area and knew how to provide for themselves.He says everybody was being spied on for brownie points to the government so people didnt write or say things that might piss the authorities off.Today they are finding mass graves from the Peron dictatership.Thanks Obama voters!
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Don't thank the Obama Voters, thank yourself. We are all part of the problem rather than the solution. It is what we have in common that is so destructive, not any group's differences. It would be nice if that were the case. We could seek to eradicate them and solve everything. But the truth is that it is you and I that cause these things. The worst in us that we have in common produces bad results.
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Don't thank the Obama Voters, thank yourself. We are all part of the problem rather than the solution. It is what we have in common that is so destructive, not any group's differences. It would be nice if that were the case. We could seek to eradicate them and solve everything. But the truth is that it is you and I that cause these things. The worst in us that we have in common produces bad results.
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Old 09-27-2013, 02:17 PM   #12
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It has always been about just another revenue source to exploit. Just like SS, which is now defunct and doomed. They are both ponzi schemes that keep the corrupt in control a while longer. The music will end. The citizens will be the ones left w/o a chair.
Speaking of such, I forgot one revenue source, the public pension funds...or what's left of them. Make sure you read my latest post in the thread dedicated to Matt Taibai of the Rolling Stone articles.
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Old 09-28-2013, 02:13 AM   #13
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BTW, do you want to see if your representative sided w/ Lindsey Graham and the rest of the corrupt establishment crew on protecting Obamacare??
These people listed are who you should make sure don't get reelected, IMO.
http://www.dailypaul.com/300603/than...aham-no-really
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What’s hated by unions

has businesses wary

and dropping coverage

like the ‘Skins secondary?

Causing thousands of layoffs

taking it’s toll?

What’s so good for people

that they’re forced to enroll?

What’s a law that’s so good

folks who passed and defended it

see it and got waivers

to be exempted? It’s

like Olestra, at first

it sounded hip

but we quickly found ourselves

dealing with a whole lot of sh…

Obamacare, Obamacare

Unions and businesses both in despair

So to recap, young people,

your hours get cut

and your income goes down

and your premium’s up

and the taxes you pay

with the cash you have left

go to pay for a stupid

video contest, touting

Obamacare, Obamacare

Unions and businesses both in despair

It’s hated by doctors and unions are mad.

Not since Billy Ray Cyrus

has someone made something this bad.
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Old 10-01-2013, 09:58 PM   #15
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LOL..that was good.
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