The news people are in a tizzy about the federal government shutdown and keep talking about it like it is the end of the world. Since I'm one of the people who actually work to pay for all the government giveaways, I'm finding it really hard to care and it is not affecting my life one bit. I mean, if the doctor told you that your cancer was in remission, would you be upset about it? That's how I feel about the federal government.
If you want your meat inspected, buy an airline ticket and TSA will do it for you.
So how would you characterize MSNBC? Science fiction fantasy?
SNAP = the sound chairs make when the recipients sit down. I'm amazed at the vast obesity when I drive through the worst neighborhoods in Philly. There must be something about hunger that makes people appear fat. We need the U.N. climate scientists to look into this, as they have already figured out how global warming exists when the average annual temperature has not risen in 15 years.
Really? Eliminating Obamacare won't reduce the deficit? Wow, why didn't someone figure out years ago how to insure millions of people for free?
He seems a little edgy to me. Maybe he can get one of the Secret Service agents to run out and grab him a 40 and some foo-foo dust tonight.
Both probably have serious catastrophic diseases and would have camped out in a blizzard to get subsidized coverage with no preexisting condition clause. They'll pay $120.00 a month and the insurance company will fork over $100,000 per year in medical expenses. Problem is, the only people willing to deal with this mess is someone with high medical expenses. The young healthy people could not care less, they'll pay the $100 fine which will slightly lower their tax refunds. This means that the insurance companies are going to lose a fortune on these policies in the first year since all of the policy holders will be unhealthy. It will be interesting to see if any insurers are left after the first year.
...and he was still a far more competent and effective leader than the affirmative action wonder now occupying the White House.
I've owned this stock for a number of years and have seen it drop like this after what any reasonable person would believe is a very good earnings report. I've come to think that some money manager somewhere purposefully dumps a few million shares right after such reports to scare off weak hands and short term holders, and then buys them all back (or a bunch of calls) at a lower price. Every time this has happened before, the stock shoots up in the following weeks. I'm not selling a single share below $50.00. INFA had an excellent quarter and guidance is strong. When Europe eventually pulls itself out of its economic funk (it will happen sooner or later), this stock is going to take off like a rocket.
Wrong. "Grandfathering" was a temporary measure specifically permitted under the ACA. All grandfathering ends January1, 2014, no matter when the policy was written. That is why the unions are screaming bloody murder now -- guess they should have read the ACA before they endorsed it. Or they did, and they thought 3 years would never arrive since it was such a long way off -- they are notorious for their short-sightedness.
He should have said "Everything that comes out of my mouth is a blatent lie, but all you free-loading uneducated goverment teat-sukkers will vote for me anyway because I am a black socialiast and you don't really care about the future of the country anyway (as long as you get your check)."
You are wrong. It is socialists of any color that I rabidly despise. People tend to get that way when you take their hard-earned money and give it away to freeloaders.
Sure, as long as they have a credit card to pay in advance for the high deductible that these plans carry. That's the only way the labs and diagnostic imaging centers are going to take these patients -- it's already happening now with the high deductible plans that are already out there. The old "just bill me" doesn't cut it anymore. The only possible exception is for the "preventive" diagnostic services (zero copay and deductible), and even those are going to need a credit card because for most of these insurance plans, there is no way for the healthcare provider to determine in advance if the patient already used the allocated service for that particular benefit year.
Regardless of whether Obama has the legal power to choose not to enforce any particular law, as a practical matter, no insurer would issue a policy that does comply with the letter of the law as written. Imagine this situation: Blue Cross takes Obama up on his offer and reissues old 2013 policies for 2014 which do not cover drug rehab (as required by the ACA). In December 2014 insured Joe X finally overdoses on his 160mg a day oxycontin habit and winds up in inpatient drug rehab. His insurer obviously denies coverage, and he gets a bill in early 2015 for $32,000 from the drug rehab facility. Joe sues Blue Cross for damages claiming his policy was "illegal" because it did not comply with the ACA law which specifically mandates such coverage. When the case comes to trial 14 months later, what legal defense does Blue Cross have? "Obama said it was okay" is not a legal defense. See the practical problem when you have a President who seems to think he has the power to decide which laws are enforced and which are not? Even if you can't see the problem, I assure you that the legal department at Blue Cross can and would never allow the issuance of such policies. Obama knows this too -- that entire speech was just yet another intentional deception (aka "blatent lie") to attempt to deflect criticism and appease the useful idiots who voted for him.
One thing is for sure: we have all learned what happens when a black man is in charge of implementing it.
It's news to me that Medicare started running well. It still gets ripped off daily by immigrant "businessmen" who can barely speak English but have no trouble quickly finding new and exciting ways to scam it out of billions a year. And by the way, my comment was no more racist than your original post -- or is not racist when a liberal looks at every political issue through the prism of skin color?
That's an amazing talent you have -- being able to determine if a person is a murderer by looking into their eyes. I bet you get picked for jury duty a lot.
CNN reports that a woman the president hailed as an Obamacare success story just realized she won't be able to afford Obamacare because it's too expensive:
"Jessica Sanford was cited by the president as an Obamacare success story at a health care event he had here at the White House in the Rose Garden on October 21," says a reporter for CNN from the White House. "That of course being just last month. The 48-year-old single mom from Washington state purchased what she considered to be affordable health care, life-changing event, she said, on the Washington state health exchange. She decided she was so excited about this news, she wanted to write an e-mail to the president to say that this had really changed her life and that she was thankful for the Afforable Care Act. The president included her e-mail in his remarks to people on hand for the event. Here's a bit of what the president had to say."
The CNN report quotes President Obama as saying, "I recently received a letter from a woman named Jessica Sanford in Washington state. And here's what she wrote, I am a single mom, no child support, self-employed. and I haven't had insurance for 15 years because it's too expensive. I was crying the other day when I signed up, so much stress lifted."
"But days, just really three days after she was mentioned by the president, Jessica Sanford started having problems, she was receiving letters from the Washington state health exchange," reports CNN. "The first letter telling her that tax credit was reduced, therefore, increasing the cost of her health care plan and the, take a look at this, then she received a letter just last week telling her that her tax credit had been taken away all together. Show you another document here, showing what the tax credit worked out to be... zero dollars according to this document that was provided to us by Jessica Sanford. She describes all of this as a roller coaster ride. Now she says she can't afford insurance in Washington state because of