Obama: Politifacts Liar of the Year 2013 [1:26]
2. Breaking promises
Even the president’s media cheerleaders are out of excuses. When a CNN reporter logged in to the “new, improved” HealthCare.gov to demonstrate its smoothed-out functionality, it crashed … on television.
The insurance companies that have to deal with the mess the administration is creating are in a panic and even those few Americans who have managed to sign up for coverage through HealthCare.gov may find when they go to their doctor that they are not insured after all.
And that says nothing about all the million of Americans who lost policies and doctors they liked or the people like us who were supposedly the target audience for ObamaCare’s beneficence. We still can’t afford health insurance … but now the IRS is going to fine us for not having it.
The fundamental flaw in all this is Democrat Party philosophy that holds that a big, activist government can solve complex social problems. These clowns can’t even solve a website.
Next autumn, 50 to 100 MILLION Americans who are employed by small businesses (500 or fewer employees) will have their employer-based health insurance policies canceled — right before the mid-term elections.
The Obama administration has tried to downplay this autumn’s round of policy cancellations by belittling the “small percentage” of Americans who buy insurance privately and blaming “greedy” insurance companies.
That “small percentage” represents 15 MILLION Americans.
Employer-provided health insurance is an anomaly, so let’s put this in terms of cars and car insurance. Most of us buy and insure our own vehicles, right?
When Obama sneers at those who bought independent health insurance, he’s saying they were just too DUMB to do what most of us do with our car insurance.
As for the allegedly “greedy” insurance companies … when Pelosi and other ObamaCare apologists say, “There’s nothing in the ACA that forced insurance companies to cancel policies”, they’re literally telling the truth.
And they’re totally lying out their liar holes.
I know some people get a vehicle with their jobs. Some people also get housing with their jobs. And just think how screwed they are when they lose those jobs or just decide it’s time for a change. It’s bad enough quitting or getting fired. Some folks stay in jobs they hate because they can’t risk losing their health coverage.
Freeing people from the yoke of employer-based health insurance was at the heart of the Republican plans in 2010 … all half dozen that were proposed and that the Democrats and media shouted over and over did not exist.
According to Democrats, the ONLY solution to any problem is to give the government more power, more money and more control over our lives. Did you vote Democrat? How’s that working out for you?
Lost your insurance policy yet? Had your favorite doctor cut out of the policy you’re now permitted by the Nazis at the Dept of HHS? Can you even afford that policy’s high premiums and higher deductibles? How about the alternative of no insurance, which would mean health care will be out of pocket and you’ll be taxed thousands of dollars per year for not having bought that policy you hate and can’t afford?
Krauthammer’s Take: Obamacare Arbitrary System ‘Nobody Else Has Devised in History of Man’ [1:55]
Remember how ObamaCare was going to make it so everybody had health insurance?
The following is excerpted from “Thus Spake Obama” by Mark Steyn
Five years ago, Barack Obama assured us:
“I know more about policies on any particular issue than my policy directors.”
Well, apart from his signature health-care policy. That’s a mystery to him.
“I was not informed directly that the website would not be working,” he told us.
The buck stops with something called “the executive branch,” which is apparently nothing to do with him. As evidence that he was entirely out of the loop, he offered this:
“Had I been I informed, I wouldn’t be going out saying, ‘Boy, this is going to be great.’ You know, I’m accused of a lot of things, but I don’t think I’m stupid enough to go around saying, ‘This is going to be like shopping on Amazon or Travelocity,’ a week before the website opens, if I thought that it wasn’t going to work.”
Ooooo-kay. So, if I follow correctly,
- the smartest president ever is not smart enough to ensure that his website works;
- he’s not smart enough to inquire of others as to whether his website works;
- he’s not smart enough to check that his website works before he goes out and tells people what a great website experience they’re in for.
But he is smart enough to know that he’s not stupid enough to go around bragging about how well it works if he’d already been informed that it doesn’t work.
So he’s smart enough to know that if he’d known what he didn’t know he’d know enough not to let it be known that he knew nothing.
The country’s in the very best of hands.
Read the rest of Mark Steyn’s epic snark @ http://www.nationalreview.com/article/364093/thus-spake-obama-mark-steyn
According to documents released by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, only six people signed up for health insurance at healthcare.gov on the first day.
SIX people signed up? You can’t field a baseball team with six people! [:44]
They got about 90 more on day two and about 150 more on day three. They need 38,461 PAYING customers per day, 7 days a week, from Oct 1 through the end of March.
At the end of the first month, even worse news emerges … the vast majority of new sign-ups are for MEDICAID. News flash: Insurance only works if most of the people pay money IN and only a small number take money OUT. Medicaid enrollees pay nothing in.
The BEST news on that video … if they don’t get enough people, “it’s not gonna happen.” That sounds to me like we don’t need Congress to defund it or SCOTUS to strike it down. We just need to BOYCOTT IT.
Obama apologists are claiming that “nothing” in Obamacare forces people out of their health plans.
But that’s a lie based on a technicality.
Obamacare and its numerous added-on regulations were deliberately written in a way that would force individual-market plans to sacrifice their grandfather status.
To whit, they HAD to offer the same coverage as before, while simultaneously adding dependents under 26 for free, eliminating lifetime-spending caps, and accepting all applicants regardless of preexisting conditions.
Read the whole of “How the Obama Administration Made Sure People Couldn’t Keep Their Plans” By Patrick Brennan – October 29, 2013