I believe he is getting paid to do it. Leftist/union groups pay people to do that.
"Despite all that good news, there's plenty of horror stories being told. All of them are untrue, but they're being told all over America," said Reid.
"The leukemia patient whose insurance policy was canceled [and] could die without her medication, Mr. President, that's an ad being paid for by two billionaire brothers. It's absolutely false.
It isn't "absolutely false." That particular woman got an insurance cancellation letter because of the implementation of Obamacare — and apparently that's the Koch brothers' fault.
But are we going to believe Harry Reid, or our lying eyes, ears and millions of cancellation notices?
We now have an early nominee for the 2014 Lie of the Year.
Reid so very slightly walked back his comment Wednesday afternoon. Instead of "all" Obamacare horror stories being lies, Reid said that the "vast majority" are lies, which is equally pathetic.
Actually it wasn't from any of those places although they have do actual in them.
No your stuff is pure fact free propaganda.
Here's ANOTHER article:
Concern for the legal rights of people committed to mental institutions led to a radical shift of public policy in America. These changes made it much harder to keep people in mental institutions involuntarily. This became known as the deinstitutionalization movement. "Deinstitutionalization" refers to the release of many former mental patients, formerly housed in mental hospitals, to the outside world.
Deinstitutionalization was implemented as a legal policy in many states and provinces. New laws declared that people could not be hospitalized against their will unless they were an obvious threat to others. Suddenly many former mental patients were free to leave the hospital, for better or for worse, until they were proven dangerous. If they managed to live on their own without getting into trouble with the law, they could stay free.
Unfortunately, many people were released into urban areas where they could not find adequate food or shelter. The result was a sudden increase in the number of homeless people in the 1970s and 1980s.
Wha? The 1970s?!?! But but Reagan wasn't even President then!
According to one article I found:
When modern homelessness first emerged in the late 1970s, thousands of homeless New Yorkers were forced to fend for themselves on the streets, and many died or suffered terrible injuries. In 1979 a lawyer named Robert Hayes, who co-founded Coalition for the Homeless, brought a class action lawsuit in New York State Supreme Court against the City and State called Callahan v. Carey, arguing that a constitutional right to shelter existed in New York. In particular, the lawsuit pointed to Article XVII of the New York State Constitution, which declares that "the aid, care and support of the needy are public concerns and shall be provided by the state and by such of its subdivisions...."
The Coalition brought the lawsuit on behalf of all homeless men in New York City. The lead plaintiff in the lawsuit, Robert Callahan, was a homeless man suffering from chronic alcoholism whom Hayes had discovered sleeping on the streets in the Bowery section of Manhattan.
On December 5, 1979, the New York State Supreme Court ordered the City and State to provide shelter for homeless men in a landmark decision that cited Article XVII of the New York State Constitution.
AIN'T THAT WEIRD? According to Alias twilight zone guy, there were virtually no homeless until Reagan took office!
TO MAINTAIN THE BOGUS RACE-CARD NARRATIVE ON THE ADEGBILE DEBACLE, NPR SAYS “A HANDFUL OF SOUTHERN DEMOCRATS” JOINED REPUBLICANS TO VOTE AGAINST HIM.
Here are the folks NPR considers “Southern Democrats.”
Chris #$%$ (Del.)
Bob Casey (Pa.),
Mark Pryor (Ark.),
Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.),
Joe Manchin (W.V.),
Joe Donnolly (Ind.)
John Walsh (Mont.)
And of course Harry Reid (Nev.) who did it for procedural grounds.
Not exactly Sons of the Confederacy.
Welcome to Dixie, North Dakotans!
Nothing in there is factual. A factual article would have actual numbers of homeless by year and the source of those numbers. It has none. The only numbers have to do with spending and otherwise is just a political narrative. Only an imbecile thinks that is factual.
The number of costly emergency room visits is set to soar under Obamacare, according to a "gold standard" Harvard study, which directly contradicts claims by President Barack Obama that his healthcare law would cut ER trips.
The millions of people who have just been enrolled in Medicaid will go to ERs on a regular basis instead of their local doctors, according to the research.
The study, published in the journal Science and released on Thursday, shows that the nearly 4 million new patients subsidized by government under the expansion of Medicaid are more likely to end up seeking treatment in emergency rooms for non-emergency health problems than before they entered the program.
Harvard conducted the study in Oregon in 2008 after that state expanded its Medicaid program. It found that newly-insured Medicaid patients went to the ER 40 percent more than the uninsured.
The study came during Oregon's Medicaid expansion six years ago when the state, with limited funds available, staged a lottery to decide who would get coverage. The researchers compared the trips to ER by those who won the Medicaid lottery and those who were not so lucky and remained uninsured.
The results showed that 25,000 Medicaid patients went to the emergency departments at Portland area hospitals 1.43 times over 18 months while those who were not insured only made 1.02 trips to the ER in the same time frame.
Obama had said the Medicaid expansion would reduce the number of visits to ERs for ailments that could be better treated, and at lower cost to the government, by primary care doctors. But the Harvard research found that Medicaid patients showed up in droves at emergency departments for minor ailments such as colds and flu.
Calling it "the gold standard" for research on the effects of Medicaid coverage, James Smith, a Rand Corp. economist, said the study showed that Medicaid expansion results in "emergency department use and increases costs."
The point is that people going to ER rooms has not declined because of Obamacare and there never was any informed reason to expect it to! People go there because that's the only place around where there's a doctor. TALK ABOUT DENSE.
There's already competition clown (except where govt. prevents it). It's called free enterprise!! It's freakin hilarious that only a govt. plan is considered to be competition by you psychos.
Yes of course everyone beside me thinks otherwise. Show me the poll liar (not that it means anything what "everyone" thinks).
I should add this idea the "public option" creates some kind of magic cost savings is another lie. Someone would have to be insane to believe that at this point (like say Presgore, DSC, you)
I should have said: The idea that emergency room care is reduced by Obamacare is a fairly tale and that this magically allows Obamacare to pay for itself is a fairy tale. It's one of those liberal "magical thinking" things.
The idea that emergency room care is reduced by Obamacare is a fairly tale and that this magically . It's not true. It's one of those never ending myths in liberal nut-land.
According to the Kaiser Family Foundation: "Premiums for employer-provided family coverage rose $3,065 — 24% — from 2008 to 2012, the Kaiser survey found. Even if you start counting in 2009, premiums have climbed $2,370.
What’s more, premiums climbed faster in Obama’s four years than they did in the previous four under President Bush, the survey data show".
This alleged slowing of health care COSTS is not exactly the same thing as slowing PREMIUM rate increases. Those are exploding because of Obamacare.
According to Factcheck: "Economists say the recession is the biggest reason for the dip" in the rate of cost (not premium) increases. Nice little deceptive liberal talking point though. Like Obama somehow caused an increase in oil production on private land.
The reason MOST Americans are not even affected YET by the ACA is because Obama (illegally) POSTPONED the employer insurance provisions, not once, but twice. That's been all over the news. Did you somehow miss that?
Republicans had no power to prevent the "public option" to be part of ACA. They had no control over the process. Another filthy lie. But why would anybody believe anything pathological liars like you say about this or anything else? Obama said he would save $2,500 per family in health care costs.
You're undercoverstronggirl, right?
Five million people who already had coverage got kicked out of their health plans. And various companies have terminated retiree health plans because of Obamacare. That mean anything to lefties?
What good is not being denied coverage if it doesn't cover anything?
Bwahahaha. Yes nosplit is the President! You're actually putting him on an equal plain with Obama! Seriously now why the heck is Obama the President anyway?
WHAT SUGGESTIONS ABOUT GETTING INTO FIVE MORE WARS?
By the way I like how you always log in with multiple identities and give yourself a bunch of likes.
Americans who already have health insurance are blaming President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul for their rising premiums and deductibles, and overall 3 in 4 say the rollout of coverage for the uninsured has gone poorly.
An Associated Press-GfK poll finds that health care remains politically charged going into next year’s congressional elections. Keeping the refurbished HealthCare.gov website running smoothly is just one of Obama’s challenges, maybe not the biggest.
The poll found a striking level of unease about the law among people who have health insurance and aren’t looking for government help. Those are the 85 percent of Americans who the White House says don’t have to be worried about the president’s historic push to expand coverage for the uninsured.
In the survey, nearly half of those with job-based or other private coverage say their policies will be changing next year — mostly for the worse. Nearly 4 in 5 (77 percent) blame the changes on the Affordable Care Act, even though the trend toward leaner coverage predates the law’s passage.
Think about how bizarre that is. She presented the Russian Foreign Minister with a red plastic button modeled on the "easy button" in the Staples ads.
That was sort of reminiscent of during her hubby's administration when his lunatic Secretary of State Madeleine Albright gave North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Il an autographed Michael Jordan basketball.
'In real life, NBC's Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent Andrea Mitchell accompanied Albright on her trip to North Korea. Here's how she ended her report on the October 24, 2000 edition of MSNBC's The News with Brian Williams (remember that?):'
'"As Albright and Kim say goodbye at a farewell dinner, she tells him to call anytime; he asks her for her e-mail address. And her gift to this reclusive leader? An autographed Michael Jordan basketball. Clearly, say U.S. officials, Kim, an avid basketball fan is a lot less isolated than his people. Andrea Mitchell, NBC News, Pyongyang, North Korea."'
'The final pictures of Mitchell's news story showed Albright, Kim and their aides sharing a champagne toast, everyone smiling broadly.'
The BIG CHANGE from the Bush administration was supposed to be a "reset" of our relations with Russia. Bush was said to have really messed up our Russia relations by not being nice enough to them.
In a major foreign policy speech in 2008, Mr. Obama said he would focus on "ending the war in Iraq responsibly; finishing the fight against al-Qaida and the Taliban; securing all nuclear weapons and materials from terrorists and rogue states; achieving true energy security; and rebuilding our alliances to meet the challenges of the 21st century."
The key elements of his foreign policy were to be a "reset" of relations with Russia, and outreach to Muslims.
To symbolize "reset," when they met in Geneva, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton presented Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov with a red plastic button modeled on the "easy button" in the Staples ads.