Way back when Obamacare was just a glint in Nancy Pelosi's eyes, anyone who had two brain cells to rub together predicted that people who didn't depend on the government for their coverage would get far better health care than those who did. Well, reality has just set in for Missourians. Here's a quote from an article that appeared in the Washington Examiner:
Patient advocates say the exclusion of one of Missouri’s top hospital systems from policies offered by the region’s biggest insurer under the Affordable Care Act could hinder treatment for some patients and force others to switch doctors.
The network for the Anthem BlueCross BlueShield plans, which will be sold through Missouri’s “Obamacare” marketplace, does not include BJC HealthCare and its 13 hospitals — among them Barnes-Jewish Hospital, the area’s premier academic medical center, and St. Louis Children’s Hospital.
Ah--to be a clueless liberal (redundancy noted). You love Obama so much that reality has played no part in your life since the glorious days of his inauguration in 2009. If you are part of this utopian group, no need to read further. I fear for how much damage this post will do to your equilibrium (considering all of the spinning you'll have to do).
For those of us who know that Obamacare is going to ruin the U.S. health care system and be the most expensive debacle in our history--it's time to be afraid--be very afraid.
At the end of this post there is a link to a video showing how a Kentucky family's health care premiums increased from $333 to $965 a month! According to their insurer, Humana, "Increases aren't based on individual claims or changes in health status," but factors including "ACA (Obamacare) compliance." You see, Obamacare requires new health benefits--whether your need or want them.
It was only a matter of time before Obama would offer concessions to the unions that have been making noise about the horrors of Obamacare. This was especially evident after the AFL-CIO this week approved a resolution calling Obamacare "highly disruptive" to union plans.
Obviously, the unions are slow learners in that most rational people knew that Obamacare was going to be a disaster--even before it was enacted.
To quiet their protests, it is rumored that Obama is prepared to offer union workers subsidies to help pay for their health insurance even if they're covered through their jobs! What does that mean? That means that even if a union member receives health care coverage through his employer, he would be eligible to receive an Obamacare subsidy to offset the price he pays. Union members will be the only people granted this perk. So, if you're not in a union, you will still be responsible for paying your entire premium.
If you're sick of being treated like a second-class citizen because you're not in a union, contact your Senators and your House rep to let them know you support the actions that several politicians are taking to stop the proposed granting of subsidies to union members.
Who do you suppose will shoulder the burden of paying the annual $16 billion cost of the Obamacare union subsidy?
Ahh--remember when "green jobs" were the wave of the future. President Obama crisscrossed the Country talking about the thousands of jobs that were going to be created making wind turbines and electric batteries. Billions of taxpayer dollars were distributed to promote these save-the-environment employment opportunities (please ignore that ABC news reported that 80 percent of the money went to foreign firms).
Northwest Ohio got in on the green jobs bonanza with UT erecting an entire field full of solar panels on the corner of Hill and Parkside and one wind turbine on the Scott Park Campus. These entities produced enough energy to power...well, never mind about that.
It seems that the Obama administration has come to accept what most of us knew from the beginning--"green jobs" were the figments of liberals' imaginations. The Bureau of Labor Statistics has announced that it has eliminated all "measuring green jobs products." According to the BLS website: "This includes the special employer surveys that provide data on the occupations and wages of jobs related to green technologies and practices, as well as career information related to green jobs." Say it ain't so!
I have cut & pasted this from Facebook.
I totally agree with this.
The below summarization of Barack and Michelle Obama’s 5 year reign in the White House is by far the best I’ve ever read as it squarely hits the nail on the head. And it took a black reporter writing it to make it as effective as it is. A white man’s account would be instantly criticized by the liberal media as pure racism. But, how can anyone scream Racist when an exacting description of the Obamas is penned by a well known journalist of color?
BEST SUMMATION OF BARACK AND MICHELLE EVER!
When Boeing was spending billions developing the MV-22 Osprey-- a hybrid aircraft which takes off like a helicopter but flies like a plane--little did the company know that the Osprey would be used to transport the Obamas' dog to join them on vacation.
Now Obama apologists will think of some excuse to rationalize why it's just fine for this specialized military aircraft to take Bo (separate from the family) to Martha's Vineyard; but I will beat them to the punch--of course, they also had to transport Obama's stash of basketballs (see photo at the link below).
I STARTED A LIST OF MISTAKES ON THE NEXT PAGE.
This is too funny. The IRS Employee UNION (those people who wanted Obamacare) that represents the IRS (those people who collect the Obamacare tax) WANTS OUT OF OBAMACARE.
From the Forbes Magazine website:
IRS Employees Union Is 'Very Concerned' About Being Required To Enroll In Obamacare's Health Insurance Exchanges
by Avik Roy, Contributor
Barack Obama spoke today about the Trayvon Martin situation--doing about the only thing he ever does--fanning the flames of discontent among Blacks.
You can read about what he said--but what really does it matter? The economy has never recovered, Obamacare is a disaster, the number of White House scandals grows, and what is Obama concentrating on--Trayvon Martin. Obama is an incompetent nincompoop who has proven that he'd rather shuck and jive than to deal with the Country's problem. Or perhaps he's just incapable of solving problems. His past points to him getting where he is not in spite of being a minority, but because of it.
where was our Secretary of State while Egypt's president was being ousted? On his $7 million yacht, of course.
CBS DOES TAP DANCE TO DEFEND KERRY
Because I thought being a Democrat, or at least a supporter of our current president, meant never having to say "I'm sorry" or being called a racist.
"Television chef Paula Deen, who lost her gig Friday with the Food Network after admitting and apologizing for having used racial epithets, including the “N-word,” is a supporter of President Barack Obama, campaigning on his behalf in 2008 and cultivating a friendship with first lady Michelle Obama." (emphasis mine)
Perhaps she should have conferred with Joe Biden prior to making her apology?
When Senator Barack Obama announced his support for strengthening the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to include more opportunities for the government to monitor our lives, it was a preview of things to come. Little did we know that when he declared he would have the most transparent presidency in history he was talking about our activities--not his.
We now know that upon becoming president, Obama ordered his security people to monitor not only phone calls overseas with the specific goal of counterterrorism surveillance, but all domestic calls by Verizon (and probably other companies) customers over at least a three-month period.
He's really got us. Cell phones and the Internet have become such a major part of our personal and business lives--how could we ever cut back on those activities in order to protect ourselves from government intrusion?
Well, although it won't be easy, I've decided that I can make some changes will help to rein-in at least some of my exposure to privacy abuse:
1. I'm going to a "cash whenever possible" mindset. There are many times that I use a debit card when I could pay with cash. For me, the benefits of cash outweigh the inconvenience.
IN JAIL SHE CAN RALLY HER FELLOW OBAMA VOTERS FOR A 3RD TERM!
(quoting from the end of this article...)
Right up until the absolute criminality of these actions by the IRS (and whoever assigned them to break the law and abrogate our constitutional rights).... the liberal news media CONTINUALLY dismissed anything questionable, or outright crazy that BO did or said (e.g., "clinging to their guns and Bibles") by just going 'tut tut tut, this is a wonderful guy who wouldn't harm a fly - AND HE'S BLACK YA KNOW [to which I would tell the tv - no, he's white]...
OBAMA AVOIDS ANSWERING QUESTION ABOUT WHEN HE KNEW IRS WAS TARGETING CONSERVATIVE GROUPS--CLINTON WOULD BE PROUD
LISTEN CLOSELY TO THE REPORTER'S QUESTION AND OBAMA'S ANSWER.
We have a television set at work that is tuned into 24-hour news. I passed the TV once when an Obama press conference was about to take place and heard the reporter say that Obama was running 20 minutes behind schedule. I said to my colleagues, "He's never on time for these press conferences." You could have cut the tension in that room with a knife. Holy cow--I had just indicated that a black man had a habit of being late for scheduled events. You can't express the truth of a particular situation if it remotely touches upon a stereotype.
The two biggest characteristics Obama has going for him are he's 1) black and 2) a liberal. Although the benefits of these two oftentimes overlap, Obama has been successful in using one when the other isn't doing the trick.
The perfect example is the subject of where Obama was when word came in that the Benghazi attack was occurring and the U.S. ambassador was in trouble. On the morning news shows this past Sunday, several Obama lackeys were asked that very question. They responded that Obama's location was "irrelevant." Oh really?