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To The obama Snuggling Youth In America – We Told You So, You Stupid Little SOB’s

October 12, 2013 10 comments

Why Is Obamacare Raising Premiums on Young Adults?

Many Americans are worried about the cost of Obamacare, and the opening of the health-care exchanges has millions of would-be insurance buyers seeing rates they’ll pay for the first time. Several studies have shown that young adults in particular are likely to pay more under the Affordable Care Act. But why is this the case, and what impact will it have on Obamacare’s success?

In the following video with Dan Caplinger, the Fool’s director of investment planning and author of the special free report “Everything You Need to Know About Obamacare,” Motley Fool health-care bureau chief Max Macaluso asks Dan about the controversial topic of why many young adults will pay more. Dan cites one study that points to increases for young adults in all 50 states, with very large increases in some areas of the country. Among the reasons are the fact that many young adults prefer lower-cost policies that don’t provide as comprehensive coverage as Obamacare requires, essentially forcing them to upgrade to coverage that many of them don’t believe they need. Moreover, technical aspects of the Affordable Care Act also promote more even distribution of insurance premium costs across the age spectrum, potentially putting some of the overall health-care burden on young adults that they otherwise wouldn’t have to bear.

Max and Dan conclude with a discussion of the potential investing fallout from higher premiums on young adults. With President Obama and former President Clinton both pointing to the need for young adults to participate in the health-insurance exchanges for Obamacare to reach its full potential, a failure to attract enough young adults could cause problems for the program and for WellPoint (NYSE: WLP  ) , which has been most aggressive in establishing exchange-based coverage options. Yet even UnitedHealth (NYSE: UNH  ) and Humana (NYSE: HUM  ) , which haven’t participated as much as WellPoint, could see fallout if young adults give up on seeking health insurance entirely.

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TWG: And now they whine and moan about the very travesty we’ve tried warning them about.  The stupid little SOB’s supporting the obama regime, all the while ridiculing us, demonizing us, assaulting us, violating our rights and spitting in our faces as we tried to warn them about this mess they so enthusiastically embrace.  Just wait until they find out they’ve been embracing and advocating for their own slavery, suffering and total demise by the very hooves of those they’ve been brainwashed to idolize.  Here’s your “hope and change” you stupid little smug-faced assholes.  You can thank the so-called “educators” and your apathetic, uncaring parents for destroying your feeble little minds.  You have embraced your own demise, and I no longer feel ANY sympathy for you.   Now get to work. YOU have bills to pay.  BIG bills.  And may the hammers and sickles sit lightly across your scrawny little necks as you lick the hooves that feed you gruel.   After what you’ve done to me, as I’ve been out here fighting for YOU, I won’t shed a single tear for you when you find yourselves on your knees.   You wanted obama’s “hope & change”, HERE IS ONLY THE BEGINNING OF YOUR SUFFERING.

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BLAMMO!!! Judge Jeanine Pirro Hits Another Home Run Against The Marxist-In-Chief obama

September 28, 2013 1 comment

OK, OK….. I’m starting to like Judge Jeanine Pirro these days. She is starting to call this horrid regime out in NO uncertain terms.   Too bad more “journalists” aren’t telling the truth in this way…..

 

 

Top Ten ObamaCare Horror Stories the Media Are Covering Up


 

by John Nolte 22 Mar 2013, 12:36 PM PDT

 

Because the mainstream media lobbied every bit as hard as Obama to win passage of ObamaCare, they are every bit as invested in doing whatever is necessary to see that it is perceived as a success. Unfortunately for Americans who expect truth from their media, this means the media are having to manufacture a false reality that says ObamaCare is, to steal a phrase, “doing fine.”

In order to manufacture this phony reality, the media must further sell their blackened soul by violating one of their most cherished principals: reporting on how government policy hits America’s weakest the hardest. It’s just a fact that the worst fallout of ObamaCare is already landing hard on the working class, who are losing work hours, jobs, and their insurance.

Usually when a government policy hits the working class, the media will fall all over themselves to “tell their personal stories.” But not these people. The media perceives these poor souls as sacrifices to a bigger cause known as The State.

So with that in mind, I present to you (with big hat tips to Drudge and Investors Business Daily) the top ten ObamaCare horror stories the media is willfully covering up….(Con’t)

 

CONTINUE READING: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2013/03/22/Top-Ten-ObamaCare-Stories-Media-Covering-Up

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Scared of Obamacare’s IPAB? Meet the USPSTF!

February 27, 2013 Leave a comment

By on 2.27.13 @ 6:08AM

Those unelected boards are coming into their own, making decisions for doctors and patients alike.

In the fight over Obamacare, one of the hottest points of contention has been the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), an unelected body with powers so broad that it has been called a “super-legislature” by some, and a potential “death panel” by others. Major policies set by the IPAB will have the force of law unless they are explicitly blocked by Congress. The usual order, of course, is that Congress is supposed to make the laws and bureaucrats are supposed to follow them.

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CONTINUE READING: http://spectator.org/archives/2013/02/27/scared-of-obamacares-ipab-meet

Five States That Voted For Marxist obama About To Get Hit With TOP TAX INCREASES.

November 21, 2012 6 comments

While I’m sad for the American Conservatives who have to suffer this, I wouldn’t give the teeniest, tiniest, turdiest turd about the DIMS who have to suck this up.  THIS is what “social justice” looks like.  HA!  They get what they voted for.   Just wait until they see how many companies are shutting down because of the obamacare scheme.   I’ve seen lists that are JAW DROPPING.  Those that voted for marxism are about to see what consequences look like.  BOOT MARKS ACROSS THEIR SCRAWNY LITTLE NECKS AND WHIP MARKS ACROSS THEIR BONY, BOWED BACKS. I’ll spit on their DAMNED graves. “Elections have consequences” SUCKERS.

Sandy-Ravaged New Jersey Families Face $6,933 Tax Hike in Fiscal Cliff Stalemate

November 21, 2012

(CNSNews.com) – Families in Hurricane Sandy-ravaged New Jersey will face the highest tax increase as a percentage of their income – 6.82%  or about $6,933 more in taxes — if Congress does not reach an agreement on the fiscal cliff tax issues during the lame-duck session, according to an analysis by the Tax Foundation.

In its study of how the fiscal cliff would affect typical families in each state, the Tax Foundation reports that if the numerous tax provisions that are due to expire on Dec. 31 are not changed, a four-person family in New Jersey with a median income of $101,682 will see its taxes go up at a rate 6.82 percent of its income, which translates into about $6,933.

The tax issues in question are the expiration of the Bush tax rates, which also include the elimination of the 10 percent tax bracket and the reduced deduction for married filers; ending the 2 percent cut to employee-side Social Security taxes; and the Alternative Minimum Tax.

Maryland was ranked second by the Tax Foundation because a four-person family there, with a median income of $106,707, would see its taxes go up 6.74 percent as a percentage of income, or about $7,194.

Connecticut, ranked third, would see taxes for a family of four go up by 6.62 percent, or $6,653.

All five states with the top tax increases are “blue states,” which President Obama won in the 2012 presidential election. But so are four out of the bottom five states with the exception of Kansas.

Top Five Tax Increases Tax Increases as % of Income

#1 – New Jersey $6,933                                6.82%

#2 – Maryland    $7,194                                 6.74%

#3 – Connecticut $6,653                                6.62%

#4 – Massachusetts $6,632                           6.53%

#5 – New Hampshire $5,660                          5.81%

Forty states would see tax increases between $3,000 and $3,999. Six states would see an increase between $4,000 and $4,999 and three would see increases between $6,000 and $6,999.

New Hampshire would be the only state to see a tax increase between $5,000 and $5,999 and Maryland would be the only state to see a tax increase over $7,000.

Bottom Five Tax Increases Tax Increases as % of Income

#50 – Washington $3,362                                4.12%

#49 – Hawaii    $3,453                                    4.16%

#48 – Colorado $3,646                                    4.29%

#47 – Kansas $3,227                                      4.31%

#46 – Illinois $3,417                                        4.32%

The potential for tax increases on millions of U.S. taxpayers is still possible, the Tax Foundation explains, and would be especially devastating for lower-income families because of the changes to the child tax credit; the elimination of the 10 percent bracket, which would go back to 15 percent; and the reduced standard deduction for married filers — all of which are provisions in the 2001 and 2003 Bush tax cuts.

Source: http://cnsnews.com/news/article/sandy-ravaged-new-jersey-families-face-6933-tax-hike-fiscal-cliff-stalemate

Status Of State Health Insurance Exchanges

November 15, 2012 Leave a comment

Status of State Health Insurance Exchange Decisions

Governors and other state officials, across the states, are deciding whether their state will establish a Health Insurance Exchange. The Department of Health and Human Services has given States until Friday November 16, 2012 to decide. We have been following this issue closely and here’s the status of the states as best as we can tell.

States NOT establishing a State Exchange (17):

ALABAMA
ALASKA
FLORIDA
INDIANA
IOWA
KANSAS
LOUISIANA
MAINE
MISSOURI
NEW HAMPSHIRE
NORTH DAKOTA
OHIO
SOUTH CAROLINA
SOUTH DAKOTA
TEXAS
VIRGINA
WYOMING

Undecided States (15):

ARIZONA
ARKANSAS
GEORGIA
IDAHO
MICHIGAN
MONTANA
NEBRASKA
NEW JERSEY
NEW MEXICO
NORTH CAROLINA
OKLAHOMA
PENNSYLVANIA
TENNESSEE
WEST VIRGINA
WISCONSIN

States plan to establish a State Exchange (18):

CALIFORNIA
COLORADO
CONNECTICUT
DELAWARE
HAWAII
ILLINOIS
KENTUCKY
MARYLAND
MASSACHUSETTS
MINNESOTA
MISSISSIPPI
NEVADA
NEW YORK
OREGON
RHODE ISLAND
UTAH
VERMONT
WASHINGTON

Notes:
Created from information Kaiser Health News’ Exchange map>/a> and reports from PoliticoPro Health and other news sources.

FL: We have not removed Florida yet despite comments made by Gov. Scott that seem to indicate he may change his mind. PoliticoPro reports that the CATO Institute and Freedom Works received multiple assurances that Gov. Scott hasn’t changed his position “one iota.”)

NH: New Hampshire’s new governor may attempt to move towards establishing an exchange but we have left it in the “No state Exchange” category based on past legislation signed by the governor that blocked the Exchange. See http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/new-hampshires-democratic-governor-signs-gop-bill-blocking-obamacare-exchange/ .
MO: Missourians passed a referendum this month that prohibits its governor [who supports a state exchange] from acting unilaterally

WV: West Virginia is expected to announce 11/15/2012 that it will NOT establish a state exchange;

Montana Conservatives WIN, Passing Several Key Initiatives

November 8, 2012 11 comments

MONTANA VOTERS PASSED THE FOLLOWING INITIATIVES IN THE 2012 GENERAL ELECTION!!!  

LR-120 ( HB 627 )
Subject: Referendum to require parental notification prior to abortion for a minor, providing for judicial waiver of notification, repealing prior statutes, and providing penalties.

LR-121 ( HB 638 )
Subject: Referendum to deny certain state services to illegal aliens.

LR-122 ( SB 418 )
Subject: Referendum to prohibit the state or federal government from mandating the purchase of health insurance or imposing penalties for decisions related to purchasing health insurance.

IR-124
Subject: Referendum on SB 423, a bill which repeals I-148 and enacts a new medical marijuana program.

I-166
Subject: Charge Montana elected and appointed officials, state and federal, with implementing a policy that corporations are not human beings with constitutional rights.

MONTANANS ALSO MAINTAINED CONTROL OF OUR HOUSE AND SENATE. ROMNEY WON THE STATEWIDE VOTE.

VIDEO: The NUMEROUS LIES obama Has Told…. IN HIS OWN WORDS

October 20, 2012 2 comments

This is an excellent video, in obama’s OWN WORDS, the plethora of blatant lies he’s told.  Every American should watch this to see just what kind of liar he is.

The obamacare Scheme Claims Even More Victims….. Particularly Seniors

September 24, 2012 1 comment

 

[TWG:  We know the obamacare schemes stole well over $700 BILLION from the medicare program.  AARP sold seniors out and assisted the obama regime in shoving that behemoth scheme down our throats, in return for obama’s favor allowing them to offer their own supplemental insurance program.   Seniors, AARP is NOT your friend.  Please consider joining an organization that really DOES advocate for and support Senior citizens and your best interests.  The obamacare scheme was supported by AARP, even though is destroys the medicare progam and senior’s healthcare.  Generation America  is the leading organization for benefits, insight, and advocacy dedicated to serving Americans over 50 with traditional values. You can visit their website here: http://www.generationamerica.org

 
 
 
Demonstrators rally against health care reform in Washington on Nov. 5, 2009. ObamaCare is expected to cut $308 billion from Medicare Advantage plans...Demonstrators rally against health care reform in Washington on Nov. 5, 2009. ObamaCare is expected to cut $308 billion from Medicare Advantage plans… View Enlarged Image

ObamaCare imposes major cuts on the popular Medicare Advantage program, and while the Obama administration has largely delayed them until after the election, enrollees will lose an average $515 in benefits in 2013, according to an IBD analysis.

Some 14.4 million people are expected to enroll in Medicare Advantage in 2013, up from 13.1 million this year, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) said Wednesday. Advantage plans are run by private firms, providing more benefits at a somewhat higher cost — usually 13% to 17% — to the government than traditional Medicare.

That added cost has made Advantage plans a target. ObamaCare will cut MA by at least $7.4 billion in 2013.

ObamaCare’s Dis-Advantage

ObamaCare is expected to cut $308 billion from Advantage plans from 2013-22, based on calculations of Congressional Budget Office data. That’s a huge share of the more than $700 billion in total Medicare cuts to help pay for the exchange subsidies and other parts of ObamaCare.

So far, though, Advantage cuts are not going according to plan. The CBO estimated that ObamaCare would cut Advantage spending by about $6.6 billion this year. However, most of those cuts were restored by a “demonstration project” that CMS initiated in late 2010 that will run from 2012 until 2014.

Known as the “MA Quality Bonus Payment Demonstration”, the program is so generous in paying bonuses that about 90% of Advantage enrollees are in a plan receiving a bonus, according to an April Government Accountability Office report. The report noted that the bonuses would be enough to offset 71% of planned MA cuts in 2012. The GAO also stated that the demonstration project “dwarfs all other Medicare demonstrations … conducted since 1995 in its estimated budgetary impact.”

Critics charged that the demonstration, officially aiming at boosting quality, is political — letting the Obama administration offset cuts to Advantage plans that would otherwise hit seniors during an election year. In July, GAO sent a letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius raising questions over her legal authority to run the demonstration program. She never responded.

While the administration may have delayed most Advantage cuts for 2012, the GAO noted that the demonstration project would only offset 32% of the cuts in 2013. ObamaCare is supposed to cut about $10.9 billion from Advantage plans next year, according to the CBO. That will drop to about $7.4 billion — or $515 per enrollee — with the demonstration project offset.

 

Source: http://news.investors.com/092112-626668-medicare-advantage-enrollees-face-515-benefit-cut-in-2013.aspx?fromcampaign=1&src=HPLNews

 

 

 

The obamacare Scheme…”Ending Medicare As We Know It.”

August 13, 2012 3 comments

Morning Bell
08/13/2012  Source: http://blog.heritage.org/2012/08/13/morning-bell-facing-the-medicare-debate-head-on/?roi=echo3-12833782631-9407921-68a299768804c154922649e7a21b426b&utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=Morning%2BBell
Facing the Medicare Debate Head-OnQuick quiz: Who said this about Medicare? “With an aging population and rising health care costs, we are spending too fast to sustain the program. And if we don’t gradually reform the system while protecting current beneficiaries, it won’t be there when future retirees need it. We have to reform Medicare to strengthen it.”It wasn’t Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI), Mitt Romney’s new running mate, who has been vocal about the need for Medicare reform. It was President Barack Obama, just last year.

As the debate reignites over the government’s health care plan for seniors, which has a long-term unfunded liability of nearly $37 trillion, two things are important to remember:

1. Obamacare has already “ended Medicare as we know it.”

2. There is bipartisan consensus for moving Medicare toward a premium support model, meaning that the government would make a fixed contribution toward each enrollee’s plan, but the enrollee would have the freedom to choose which health care plan he or she wants.

Medicare has been unsustainable for some time. The continued “plan” to deal with the entitlement’s runaway growth has been to cut payments to health care providers—but because that would harm patients by reducing the number of doctors available, Congress keeps putting it off. As Heritage expert Bob Moffit explains:

Physicians, under current law, also face Medicare payment cuts that are so draconian—31 percent in 2013—that Congress once again will likely stop them from going into effect. Yet the prospects remain profoundly unfavorable for physicians. More seniors plus fewer providers does not—and cannot—equal “guaranteed” benefits.

The President and other supporters have claimed that Obamacare would help protect seniors. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, the Congressional Budget Office just updated its estimate of the amount Obamacare steals from Medicare to fund itself—a whopping $716 billion between 2013 and 2022.

As Heritage’s Alyene Senger wrote, “With a raid on Medicare of this magnitude, President Obama’s assertion that his new law is protecting seniors and Medicare is astonishing. The truth is that Obamacare does the opposite.”

If anyone starts talking about “ending Medicare as we know it,” you can easily tell him that Obamacare already did that. In addition to robbing Medicare of its funding, Obamacare contains more than 160 provisions affecting Medicare.

The good news is that there are several strong plans for Medicare reform that could salvage the program for the next generation of retirees.

The Heritage Foundation has developed a Medicare premium support plan as part of its comprehensive budget reform, Saving the American Dream. With premium support, the government makes a fixed payment to a health plan chosen by an enrollee. If an enrollee wants to purchase a plan that is more expensive than the government payment, the enrollee may do so, paying the additional cost. If an enrollee wants to buy a less expensive plan, the enrollee may also do so, and keep the savings.

Under this model, health plans would compete directly with each other. Their ability to retain or expand their enrollment would depend solely on their ability to provide the best package of benefits and the highest quality of care at the most competitive price. The American Enterprise Institute, the Cato Institute, the National Center for Policy Analysis, and the Progressive Policy Institute have all endorsed this general approach to comprehensive Medicare reform.

Some Members of Congress also have been forging a powerful consensus on reforming Medicare. Senators Richard Burr (R–NC) and Tom Coburn (R–OK), and Representative Paul Ryan and Senator Ron Wyden (D–OR) have put forth plans that would improve on the experience of defined-contribution (“premium support”) financing that today characterizes the competitive private plan program in Medicare Part C and the Medicare drug program in Medicare Part D.

Without reform, Medicare is headed toward a crash landing, leaving America’s seniors in the lurch. Heritage’s Moffit asserts:

Medicare premium support, long a bipartisan proposal, is the best alternative to this unhappy scenario. It would improve the environment for medical practice, guarantee retirees better choices and broader access to quality care, encourage faster innovation in care delivery, and discourage waste and fraud in medical transactions. It would also deliver superior cost control. For the next generation of taxpayers and retirees alike, there is no better future.

LEARN MORE:

Fact Sheet: Obamacare Ends Medicare As We Know It

To learn more about premium support financing for Medicare, see Premium Support: Medicare’s Future and Its Critics.

For a side-by-side comparison of The Heritage Foundation’s plan with the Ryan-Wyden plan, Burr-Coburn, and others, see Saving the American Dream: Comparing Medicare Reform Plans.

To see Medicare’s risks illustrated in visuals, see our slideshow, Medicare at Risk.

Source: http://blog.heritage.org/2012/08/13/morning-bell-facing-the-medicare-debate-head-on/?roi=echo3-12833782631-9407921-68a299768804c154922649e7a21b426b&utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=Morning%2BBell

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