“This bill was written in a tortured way to make sure CBO did not score the mandate as taxes. If CBO scored the mandate as taxes, the bill dies. Okay? So it’s written to do that.
“In terms of risk-rated subsidies, if you had a law which said healthy people are gonna pay in — made explicit that healthy people pay in and sick people get money, it would not have passed. Okay?
“Lack of transparency’s a huge political advantage. And basically, you know, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really, really critical to get anything to pass.
Jon Gabriel transcribing John Gruber, one of the ObamaCare architects.
Gruber concluded his confession with, “yeah there’s things I wish I could change, but I’d rather have this law than not.” (Ricochet)
Well, there’s a shock. ObamaCare was jury-rigged mess to accomplish an Agenda goal and Health Care reform for the people was not a real consideration.
The Agenda was the Agenda and everything else be damned.
Gee, I’ve only been saying that since this blog began in 2009. I’m shocked… 🙂
Now, will the Ministry of Truth tell you about this, of course not, why would they it’s not within their mandate to do so.
And the leftist minions, the food soldiers of The Ministry will be out in force proclaim their faith and hammering at nitpicks and ignoring anything that is a Thoughtcrime.
The Examiner: Doctors, nurses, politicians and everyday citizens are coming to grips with the reality that the debate on ObamaCare isn’t over, and neither is the discussion on the White House’s credibility.
As the November 2014 election nears, October Obamacare horror stories creep and radiate wicked truths: throughout the population, even those who originally supported the idea of the Affordable Care Act, people are discovering the malicious plan, as hatched, is not doing what it was disguised to do.Although the cast of usual characters, like the sympathetic mainstream media, congressional leadership and all the president’s men and women have done everything they can to keep their fingers in the dike, the damn thing is leaking profusely.
America was delivered a masqueraded evil that is fast driving up costs and eroding the quality of healthcare.
Just last month, the largest insurance company with the lowest rates and most sign-ups (59 %) for the Obamacare health exchange in Minnesota, PreferredOne Health Insurance, announced they are pulling out because the government health plan is “not sustainable” in 2015. Steve Peterson, a spokesman, said that offering coverage through this system is “not administratively and financially sustainable going forward.”
“PreferredOne has now discovered that Obamacare is broken and can’t possibly work,” the president of Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) Twila Brase stated. “Even with the $25 billion reinsurance scheme to redistribute dollars between health plans that was put in place to keep premium prices low until enrollment for 2017, conveniently after the 2016 Presidential election.”
“This is undoubtedly what happens when we depend on the government for health care coverage—we lose it,” said Brase. “Those who enrolled through PreferredOne must either change their Obamacare coverage in 2015 or stay with PreferredOne and lose any subsidies.”
“Minnesotans are now faced with fewer healthcare choices, some will lose their plans for a second time, and families will be hurt,” state Sen. Michelle Benson (R) said.
One of the most embarrassing events was practically covered up in the media when, in an October 2013 speech, Obama mentioned Jessica Sanford, the Washington state single mother who signed up for Obamacare for just $169 a month. Oops. Not true. Another Obama Boo-Boo. She soon discovered the lowest she was being forced to pay was $324 per month. She dropped out quickly and now faces a fine on his tax returns for not having insurance.
Physicians, hospitals and health care providers aren’t the only ones confused by Obamacare. On July 22, 2014 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled the feds should not be providing subsidies for health insurance premiums in states that use Healthcare.gov. On that same day, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit upheld the existing practice of permitting premium subsidies for those purchasing health insurance in either the federal marketplace or a state exchange.
Other demons are creeping out of the laws, faux-laws and mandates.
Obamacare signups can’t always keep their doctors if they want to. The 8 million people who enrolled, as President Obama claimed last spring, is not anywhere near that figure according to Marilyn Tavenner, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Even Doug Holtz-Eakin, former Congressional Budget Office director stated signing up doesn’t mean you are enrolled because “you have to sign up and pay on a regular basis to really be enrolled.”
Perhaps the Barack Obama staff didn’t give him the bad news or Obamacare website and system problems could be to blame, his 8 million enrollment number is simply not true. Numerous duplicate enrollments are being discovered daily as a new regime continue with repairs to the plagued Healthcare.gov website. Insurance companies in many states are reporting large percentages of people dropping out of the coverage by not paying premiums. In Florida it’s been more than 20 percent. Some companies are reporting over 50 percent.
Through the IRS and other institutions directed by the White House, the federal government is charging a record number of fines to over 2,600 hospitals for readmitting too many of Medicare patients. An analysis by Kaiser Heath indicates that so far, in 29 states, the government is draining an overwhelming amount money, $428 million, from a majority of hospitals because their patients returned within a month of treatment, an Obamacare law.
A Kaiser Family Foundation poll recently reported that 52 percent of women view the Affordable Care Act (ACA) unfavorably, the highest disapproval rate from women ever. This is especially notable since women make about 80 percent of health care choices in American families.
Women have discovered that Obama’s promise that the plan would “lower premiums by up to $2,500 for a typical family per year,” was nothing but a masked fabrication of deceit.
Rather than reducing health care costs as promised, health insurance premiums have gone up under Obamacare. “Increases are largely due to changes under the ACA,” found a June 2014 Morgan Stanley study, with women facing extremely high premium increases that range from 23 percent to 237 percent.
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