Where We are III

“You’re going to shut down the government if you can’t prevent millions of Americans from getting affordable care,” said Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md.

Well, isn’t that simplistic talking point for the ignorant. Which it is designed for.

A leader of the tea party Republicans, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, insisted the blame rests with Senate Democrats.

“The House has twice now voted to keep the government open. And if we have a shutdown, it will only be because when the Senate comes back, Harry Reid says, `I refuse even to talk,'” said Cruz.

Harry ain’t talking. Harry won’t talk.

In the event lawmakers blow the Monday deadline, about 800,000 workers would be forced off the job without pay. Some critical services such as patrolling the borders, inspecting meat and controlling air traffic would continue.

So not much change there.

Social Security benefits would be sent, and the Medicare and Medicaid health care programs for the elderly and poor would continue to pay doctors and hospitals.

You mean it’s not a “shutdown” totally. Grandma won’t be thrown out in the street to starve and eat recycled dog food!

Consumers may have to dig a little deeper into their wallets to pay for health care in the Obamacare insurance exchanges, according to a new analysis by Avalere Health. The study of six states suggests that consumers could face steep cost-sharing requirements — like co-payments, co-insurance and deductibles — layered on top of their monthly premiums.

the administration quietly acknowledged another problem that will affect Spanish-speaking citizens. Que barbaridad:

In a potentially more significant delay that affects the law’s larger insurance market for individuals, the administration quietly told Hispanic groups on Wednesday that the Spanish-language version of the healthcare.gov website will not be ready to handle online enrollments for a few weeks. An estimated 10 million Latinos are eligible for coverage, and 4 million of them speak Spanish primarily.

The most popular question on http://www.healthcare.gov as of yesterday dealt with how to avoid the law:  How do I get an exemption??
The answer, of course, is to be a member of Congress. 🙂

If Democrats are going to try to blame Republicans for Obamacare’s shortcomings (problem: zero Republicans voted for the law), they’re going to have a tough time explaining the messes in Democrat-led Colorado, Oregon and Washington, DC.

But Democrats lie. It’s what they do best. Especially to the low information morons.

The SEIU in Ohio is leading a strike to protest benefits cuts triggered by….Obamacare.

And these are Obama’s Brownshirts….

 Obamacare is hurting low-income single mothers:

Michelle La Voie wants health insurance, but as a single mom making $38,000 a year and supporting two teenagers, she’s not sure she can afford it — even with a subsidy through the federal health law known as Obamacare. When enrollment in new online insurance markets begins next month, La Voie will likely qualify for a subsidy to buy private insurance, but would still have to pay $191 a month, or about 6 percent of her income toward the premium. She could also face as much as $2,000 in potential out-of-pocket costs for hospital care and prescription drugs, if she needs those things. “What’s the point of having [a policy] if I can’t afford to use it?” asks the 47-year-old librarian in upstate Franklinville, N.Y., referring to the co-pays and deductibles she might incur.

Again, if it’s so great why is Congress exempt and why is the Administration campaigning for it?

Political Cartoons by Jerry Holbert