“Is there anything to this report or maybe you can just knock down..?” – ABC’s Jonathan Karl
“Insurance companies cancelled policies because their policies did not comply with Obamacare. They were only the messengers but Obama wants to make them the cause of the problem. Did he expect them to keep their old policies in force when it was against the law to do so? Obama lied again and again. He now assumes the role as our King and decrees that HE will “allow” the companies to break the law that he signed. Do we have a Constitution. Can the President break his own law?”
“It doesnt matter, Chuck. Obama is just setting up a new fall guy – the big mean insurance companies that after following the ACA law, was only allowed a few weeks to get all those policies reactivated, and then of course also blaming those states that are insisting on sticking to the ACA law and not allowing those policies to be reactivated. And I have not heard anywhere that he is waiving the penalty next year either.”
… It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations has been 200 years.”
― Alexis de Tocqueville
… What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.”
– Dr. Adrian Rogers, 1931
By Washington Free Beacon Staff
The excuses for the Obamacare failure continue to mount, but President Obama delivered what is probably his best excuse yet Thursday at his press conference. CBS’s Major Garrett recounted that President Obama and individuals within the White House were informed two weeks prior to the health exchange’s launch that the website had failed most basic tests. Garrett proceeded to ask President Obama if he had made those tests and if so, did he regret it.
By Matthew Vadum
A corrupt union ringleader who orchestrated massive campaigns involving identity fraud in furtherance of voter fraud and who covered up a million-dollar embezzlement involving pension funds will soon have unfettered access to confidential information on thousands of people seeking health insurance.
The union thug is disgraced ACORN founder Wade Rathke whose shady union will soon be helping people enroll in Obamacare exchanges.
Rathke’s labor vehicle, United Labor Unions ULU Local 100 in New Orleans, announced on its Facebook page Sept. 15 that it was gearing up “to do mass enrollment and help navigate people into the marketplaces in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas under the Affordable Care Act!”
The masterminds running our country really have no clue about how government intervention into basic economic matters completely destroys free markets. First, pass a bill labeling plans insufficient so that they are dropped and swapped to “better” higher cost plans, then ask that those companies give back those “imperfect” plans. Here’s a thought, ditch the federal program that forced those companies to drop the plans those people were happy with to begin with. – Mr Blacksheep
by Jim Kuhnhenn
WASHINGTON AP — Adding pressure to fix the administration\’s problem-plagued health care program, former President Bill Clinton says President Barack Obama should find a way to let people keep their health coverage, even if it means changing the law. Clinton says Obama should “honor the commitment that the federal government made to those people and let them keep what they got.”
The former president, a Democrat who has helped Obama promote the 3-year-old health law, becomes the latest in Obama’s party to urge the president to live up to a promise he made repeatedly, declaring that the if Americans liked their health care coverage, they would be able to keep it under the new law.
By Robert Berger
Qualifying for the subsidy. There are two features of Obamacare\’s premium tax credits that are important for early retirees to understand. First, the highest household income that can qualify for a subsidy is 400 percent of the federal poverty level. In 2013, that amount for an individual is $45,960 and for a family of two is $62,040. It’s likely to be slightly higher in 2014. If a household income exceeds 400 percent of the federal poverty level by even one dollar the subsidy is lost.
Second, the amount of a subsidy decreases as household income increases. For example, household incomes between 200 and 250 percent of the federal poverty level will be required to pay 6.3 to 8.05 percent of income toward health insurance premiums, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. Household incomes between 300 and 400 percent must contribute 9.5 percent of income toward premiums.
By Eric Pfeiffer
President Obama said in an interview on Thursday that he’s sorry a number of Americans are being forced to change their health care plans despite previous assurances the Affordable Care Act would allow them to keep their existing plans. “I am sorry that they are finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from me” Obama told Chuck Todd during an interview with NBC News at the White House.
“We’ve got to work hard to make sure that they know we hear them and we are going to do everything we can to deal with folks who find themselves in a tough position as a consequence of this.” Obama’s admission represents the latest evolution on the issue dating back to before the Affordable Care Act was even signed into law in 2010. Up through September of this year, Obama was adamant that the Affordable Care Act would not impact Americans who already had their own health insurance.
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
WASHINGTON AP — Now is when Americans start figuring out that President Barack Obama’s health care law goes beyond political talk, and really does affect them and people they know. With a cranky federal website complicating access to new coverage and some consumers being notified their existing plans are going away, the potential for winners and losers is creating anxiety and confusion.
… The Obama administration insists nobody will lose coverage as a result of cancellation notices going out to millions of people. At least 3.5 million Americans have been issued cancellations, but the exact number is unclear. Associated Press checks find that data is unavailable in a half the states.