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Ralph

Marion, OH

#1 Apr 4, 2013
Okay folks, I know you think the C-Span Channel that broadcasts all those Congressional hearings is boring, but...really, you should have been around to watch the Senate Finance Committee's hearing Wednesday on the Affordable Health Care Insurance Oversight.
Folks, you haven't seen so many faces of misery since you watched Les Miserables for three and a half hours...and they were all Democrats!! And one of them, Senator Max Baucus, was the primary sponsor of Obamacare in the Senate!
Now...try to follow me here, because this gets pretty complicated.(It seems that Nancy Pelosi was right; you have to pass Obamacare to find out what's in it...and the Democrats are now learning what the Republicans warned them about. It's an unworkable mess that is throwing millions of Americans off the health care rolls!)
Okay...apparently, tens of thousands of American employers began throwing workers off their health care plans and opting to pay the much lower federal fine for not offering health care for their workers. Thousands more are even now converting their full time workers to part time workers by limiting working hours per week to less than 30, in compliance with Obamacare rules. Remember when Paul Ryan and the Republicans predicted employers would do this? Remember when Democrats were warned that employers would move to save operating expenses by moving their entire work force into federal healthcare exchanges?
Now, these workers...who have lost their health care benefits, are busy trying to sign up for state health care exchanges.(There are internet sites available if your state has agreed to sign up to Obamacare).

Sadly, Obama Program Director for the Health care Affordability Act, was on hand to lend testimony. All he could seem to do was sympathize with his Democratic buddies, saying that maybe the problems could be ironed out by the end of 2014, but could offer no ideas about how that could be done.
An Update! This morning a Harvard economics professor came on CNBC and announced that...according to a federal study his group just completed, the Health and Human Services Secretary is going to be forced to come back to this same committee...hat in hand, and request $700 billion dollars more be allocated to Obamacare...just to pay for those automatically covered under current federal programs .
Ralph

Marion, OH

#2 Apr 4, 2013
However, when these American workers (soon to be without employee provided health care), go to the Health Exchange to sign up... they are finding they are not qualified ! It seems that during the signup process, applicants are required to fill in various income and benefit data, which then flows over to IRS computers who then are to spit out what your premium costs will be, and how much federal tax credits you'll receive...in order to receive subsidies to help you afford health care premiums, that are as much as 30% more than you were paying under your employers plan !
Big Problem! The IRS is only allowing somewhere around 9% subsidy support, for Obamacare Health care Exchange premiums...that are priced so much higher than the worker was paying under his employer plan! Surprise, Surprise! Remember Republicans warning that forcing working Americans to pay for the 30 million leeches who pay nothing for their health care under Medicaid would drive the premiums of working Americans higher?
Second Big Problem! The IRS computers won't mate up with the Health Care Exchange computers, because... the IRS computer system is obsolete ! So when workers try to sign up for Obamacare, the IRS and the Health Exchanges are telling applicants to go to hell!
And so fireworks really broke out at the Finance Committee hearings on Obamacare...yesterday afternoon. Senator Max Baucus,(DEMOCRAT), said.."how could this happen? I'm hearing from my constituents, that they and their families have been left out in the cold, and are without health care...because the Exchanges are not accepting them!". Quote from Senator Bill Nelson,(DEMOCRAT, Florida) "my constituents are not going to be happy to hear this administration failed to implement the necessary changes to accommodate health care applicants...someone has to pay for this!" Similar outrage was professed by Senator Ron Wyden (DEMOCRAT ... from Oregon ).
Ralph

Marion, OH

#3 Apr 4, 2013
Sadly, Obama Program Director for the Health care Affordability Act, was on hand to lend testimony. All he could seem to do was sympathize with his Democratic buddies, saying that maybe the problems could be ironed out by the end of 2014, but could offer no ideas about how that could be done.



An Update! This morning a Harvard economics professor came on CNBC and announced that...according to a federal study his group just completed, the Health and Human Services Secretary is going to be forced to come back to this same committee...hat in hand, and request $700 billion dollars more be allocated to Obamacare...just to pay for those automatically covered under current federal programs .



Also, sadly, the Wall Street Journal reported that...in addition to the 30 million Americans not currently covered under Obamacare, we can expect tens of millions more who will be left in the "no health care Twilight Zone" ; those who were doing just fine with their employee health care plan until Obamacare was implemented this year. And, many of those who were working 40 hour weeks, will find themselves deemed "part time employees"...working less than 30 hours per week, and unable to afford Obama's premiums...even if they could get through the application process .



And, as usual, while the working poor, and the rapidly declining middle class will be out in the cold without any health care...the Medicaid/Welfare leeches have no worry. They are covered by that $700 billion dollar pot of gold Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services will be demanding from Congress soon!

Since: Oct 08

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#4 Apr 4, 2013
Why would anyone think that obuttwipecare would first be up and running on time and come in at what they projected for cost. it's the government and that never have brought a program in on time or on budget..get real...obuttwipecare will collapse on it own weight...thanks to all the morons in congress for once again proving they aren't the wizards of smart like they like to think.
Caroline

Katowice, Poland

#5 Apr 4, 2013
I can offer you a part-time job for $20-25 per hour. Online by Skype. Will be paid on a daily basis. If interested, please mail to: adm24.vacancy@gmail.com
Ralph

Marion, OH

#6 Apr 6, 2013
Obama could use one since he has failed at the one he has now.
alamo senior

United States

#7 Apr 6, 2013
Ralph wrote:
Sadly, Obama Program Director for the Health care Affordability Act, was on hand to lend testimony. All he could seem to do was sympathize with his Democratic buddies, saying that maybe the problems could be ironed out by the end of 2014, but could offer no ideas about how that could be done.
An Update! This morning a Harvard economics professor came on CNBC and announced that...according to a federal study his group just completed, the Health and Human Services Secretary is going to be forced to come back to this same committee...hat in hand, and request $700 billion dollars more be allocated to Obamacare...just to pay for those automatically covered under current federal programs .
Also, sadly, the Wall Street Journal reported that...in addition to the 30 million Americans not currently covered under Obamacare, we can expect tens of millions more who will be left in the "no health care Twilight Zone" ; those who were doing just fine with their employee health care plan until Obamacare was implemented this year. And, many of those who were working 40 hour weeks, will find themselves deemed "part time employees"...working less than 30 hours per week, and unable to afford Obama's premiums...even if they could get through the application process .
And, as usual, while the working poor, and the rapidly declining middle class will be out in the cold without any health care...the Medicaid/Welfare leeches have no worry. They are covered by that $700 billion dollar pot of gold Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services will be demanding from Congress soon!
Ralph, although I don't know you I applaud your analysis of the health program problems layed out in layman's terms. Hopefully it will get some people thinking that the punk in the White House needs to be impeached. He is so inept and totally a liar in what he says, that sooner or later impeachment action will be taken.
Carol

Washington, DC

#8 Apr 6, 2013
LOL! You idiots voted for this now eat it..
Larry Craig

Cloudcroft, NM

#9 Apr 6, 2013
Mr Wide Stance here. I hope Obamacare can fix my bloomin' hemmoroid problem. Bruce has been brutal.
Bad Dems

Washington, DC

#10 Apr 6, 2013
Larry Craig wrote:
Mr Wide Stance here. I hope Obamacare can fix my bloomin' hemmoroid problem. Bruce has been brutal.
You should tell bruce to back off!

http://www.ranker.com/list/democrat-sex-scand...
Buster

Cloudcroft, NM

#11 Apr 7, 2013
Caroline wrote:
I can offer you a part-time job for $20-25 per hour. Online by Skype. Will be paid on a daily basis. If interested, please mail to: adm24.vac,,ancy@gmail.com
Ralph, are you working yet?
Ralphie Ralph

Alamogordo, NM

#12 Apr 7, 2013
Buster wrote:
<quoted text>
Ralph, are you working yet?
Yes, I am working on your fat mother right now..
Ralph

Marion, OH

#13 Apr 7, 2013
Psalms 12-2
Ralphie Ralphie

Alamogordo, NM

#15 Apr 7, 2013
Ralph spouting again about Jesus.
Ralph

Marion, OH

#16 Apr 8, 2013
Psalms: 3-5
Kimbo Slice

Alamogordo, NM

#18 Apr 8, 2013
Ralph wrote:
Psalms: 3-5
Ralph. Cut it out. no one likes you.
Bimbo Lice

Alamogordo, NM

#19 Apr 8, 2013
Kimbo Slice wrote:
<quoted text>
Ralph. Cut it out. no one likes you.
Way more people like ralph compared to a dim wit like you..
Truth Meter

Alamogordo, NM

#20 Apr 15, 2013
http://spectator.org/archives/2013/04/15/the-...

As a rule, I avoid the weekly news magazines. They are filled with bad fiction disguised as “reporting,” and if I really feel the need to read mediocre prose I can always rely on the work of America’s growing horde of creative-writing professors. Nonetheless, I recently stumbled across a post in Time’s Swampland blog titled,“Obamacare Incompetence,” and succumbed to morbid curiosity. It seems that Joe Klein, a usually reliable Democrat hack, is deeply unhappy with the slow and clumsy implementation of the “Affordable Care Act.”

Klein’s post focuses primarily on the implosion of Obamacare’s exchanges. Pointing out that the President’s apparatchiks squandered three full years during which they should have been hard at work preparing for the advent of these insurance “marketplaces,” Klein laments their failure to do so with the following piece of Solomonic wisdom:“This is a really bad sign.” Indeed it is. And Klein isn’t the only advocate of Obamacare to finally notice that this hopelessly Byzantine health care “reform” law is an implementation nightmare.

Even the Secretary of Health & Human Services (HHS) has admitted as much. But, whereas Klein correctly assigns responsibility to the President, Commissar Sebelius places the blame on evil Republicans:“It is very difficult when people live in a state where there is a daily declaration,‘We will not participate in the law.’” Other Democrats have been more candid. Senator Jay Rockefeller, who played an important role in getting the law passed, called Obamacare “so complicated that if it isn’t done right the first time, it will just simply get worse.”

And it most emphatically isn’t getting done right the first time. Not only has the go-live date for the insurance exchanges been pushed back a year, a wide variety of the law’s other key provisions have either been delayed or simply abandoned. The most conspicuous of the latter category was the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) Act. This program was so badly designed that Kathleen Sebelius admitted HHS couldn’t pay for it and one of its own administrators speculated that it might collapse. It was repealed in January.

Another moribund provision of Obamacare is the “Basic Health Plan,” included in the law to give states the flexibility to provide coverage for low-income residents unable to afford employer coverage or qualify for Medicaid. Democrat Senator Maria Cantwell is so frustrated with administration foot dragging on this provision that she has announced her opposition to Obama’s nominee to head the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Marilyn Tavenner:“Ms. Tavenner definitely will not have my support.”
Truth Meter

Alamogordo, NM

#21 Apr 15, 2013
Senator Cantwell was also among the thirty-three Democrats who voted with all of the Senate Republicans last month to repeal Obamacare’s job-killing 2.3 percent excise tax on manufacturers and importers of medical devices. This vote was toothless as a practical matter because, as Daniel Horowitz explains,“They know that this is only an amendment to a massive budget bill that will never have the force of law.… If 33 Democrats really supported repeal, they could force Harry Reid to bring it to the floor as a standalone bill.”

Still, the vote was not meaningless. These Democrat Senators know that Obamacare is still profoundly unpopular with the public. Indeed, yet another poll was released in early April showing that only 41 percent of American voters approve of the law and that a mere 15 percent expect it to help them personally. Despite the virtual blackout by the major broadcast media of bad news concerning Obamacare, including the medical device vote, the implementation delays and even the survey just cited, the public understands that the law is already failing.

Even the much-touted Obamacare provision that we were told would eliminate the “pre-existing condition” scourge is proving to be a bust. According the Heritage Foundation, the Obama Administration estimated that 375,000 people would enroll in the pre-existing conditions insurance plan (PCIP).“But as of January 2013, over two-and-a-half years since the plan began, only 107,139 were enrolled—less than 29 percent of original projections.” And yet the program is running out of money, forcing the HHS bureaucrats to suspend enrollment.

It hardly needs saying that this failure, like everything else associated with Obamacare, is incredibly expensive:“In a 2012 report, the Administration conceded that claims’ costs had been 2.5 times greater than they had anticipated.” This is of a piece with the “Affordable Care Act” in general. When Obamacare was first shoved down our throats, we were told that it would cost $898 billion. Now the projected cost is $1.6 trillion. Meanwhile, many of its taxes are now in effect and it is forcing health insurance premiums through the roof.

What we are left with, then, is a big-government vampire that will drain our personal and public coffers without delivering on its most important promises. Where will all this end? To quote Joe Klein again,“One thing is clear: Obamacare will fail if [President Obama] doesn’t start paying more attention to the details of implementation.… And, in a larger sense, the notion of activist government will be in peril.” Here’s hoping that the President continues to focus on his golf game and delegates Obamacare implementation to his
Diatribe

Alamogordo, NM

#22 Apr 15, 2013
when your rant is long it's too long for anybody to read it. Good luck trying to make a point..

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