Barack Obama, our next President

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"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep," Obama cautioned. Young and charismatic but with little experience on the national level, Obama smashed through racial barriers and easily defeated ...
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WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—As the partial government shutdown grinds on into its twelfth day, Americans remain deeply divided over what kind of wild animal they would most like to see Congress mauled by, according to a new poll released today.
While a majority of Americans say they would enjoy seeing Congress torn limb from limb by a ferocious bear, there is disagreement over which species of bear would be best suited for that assignment.
When asked,“What kind of bear would do the best job of savaging Congress with its fearsome paws?,” Americans gave grizzly bears the highest job-approval rating, followed by polar bears, and by black bears in a distant third.
But the poll showed that there was also strong support for the idea of Congress being set upon by a pack of rapacious animals, with rabid hyenas the first choice of many respondents, followed by feral dogs and cats.
While insatiable, bloodthirsty mammals were most often cited as the animals Americans would like to see eviscerate Congress, there was significant support for another scenario, involving Congress being consumed by a swarm of predatory insects.
Fifteen per cent of those surveyed “strongly agreed” with the statement,“Being torn limb from limb by a grizzly bear or devoured by a pack of rabid hyenas is too good for these people. They should be eaten, very slowly, by a colony of hungry fire ants. Yes, that’s it—fire ants. That would be amazing.”
Borowitz Report = Bocajew News
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lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Ah yes, Medicare Advantage; Bush' gift to the insurance industry. You're an idiot.
Medicare Advantage is an HMO, just like most of the plans on the ObamaKKKare exchanges....it allows low income seniors to obtain second tier medicine at a reduced price...
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WASHINGTON (CBSDC)— Dr. Ben Carson slammed President Barack Obama’s signature health care during his speech at the Value Voter’s Summit Friday.
“Obamacare is really, I think, the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery,” Carson declared.“It is slavery in a way because it is making all of us subservient to the government.”
Carson said the implementation of the Affordable Care Act was never about health care, only control.
“That’s why when this administration took office it didn’t matter that the country was going off the cliff economically. All forces were directed toward getting this legislation passed,” Carson said.
Carson also made a comparison between Obama’s health care law to former Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin.
“Vladimir Lenin, one of the fathers of socialism and communism, said that socialized medicine is the keystone to the establishment of a socialist state,” Carson stated.
CARSON HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD!
OBAMA IT IS ALL 100% POWER AND CONTROL!!!!!!!!!!
WELCOME TO HOPE AND CHANGE YOU DUMB ASS SUPPORTER OF
OBAMACARE!!!!!!!!!!

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John Galt wrote:
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The strange thing is that the ObamaKKKare exchanges have far fewer options and variables than common online applications such as buying airline tickets, so why is it so difficult to get it right?
"The exchanges determine eligibility for:(a) The advance payment of the premium tax credits (APTC); (b) cost-sharing reductions (CSR); (c) Medicaid,(d) Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and (e) Basic Health Plan (BHP), if a BHP is operating in the service area of the Exchange." "All this eligibility and enrollment process is conducted in real-time through electronic data transfer."

"Translation: the state insurance exchanges are supposed to be able to verify applicant eligibility for Medicaid, CHIP, and approved health plans offered through the exchanges, including eligibility for tax and cost-sharing subsidies, and do it in real time."

"The Affordable Care Act requires verification of the information received from applicants/enrollees. The information … will be matched and verified against data provided by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Social Security Administration (SSA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA),Department of Defense (DoD), Peace Corps, and Office of Personnel Management (OPM)…"

"Yes, you read it correctly, the Peace Corps. And then … the [state exchange] must notify the State Medicaid or CHIP agency and transmit all information obtained … via secure electronic interface for that agency to make a full determination of eligibility under those programs and provide the applicant with coverage."

THAT IS WHY IT IS SO DIFFICULT.

http://amme.utdallas.edu/2013/07/the-real-rea...

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The increase cost of health insurance affects everyone including those obtaining it through companies.
From there take it up with Mile.
My final comment on this.
A Letter to President Obama
Jim DeMint October 10, 2013 at 6:30 am

Dear Mr. President:
As the temporary slowdown in government operations enters its second week, I write to explain why conservatives have insisted on making the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act the prime source of contention. Speaking for our organization, I can tell you we’re in this fight because of the harm the law is inflicting on Americans across the country.
We are fighting for people like Michael Cerpok, a leukemia patient in Arizona, who recently learned he will lose his current health insurance due to this misguided law. He notes that “my $4,500 out-of-pocket [expense] is going to turn into a minimum of $26,000 out-of-pocket to see the doctor that I’ve been seeing the last seven years,” and he worries that he and his wife might need to take second jobs to stay afloat.
We are fighting for people like California resident Tom Waschura, who voted for you twice, yet was shocked by the higher premium bill he recently received in the mail. Tom’s insurance rates will go up by almost $10,000 for him and his family. He fears that these higher premiums will harm his family, and jobs in his area:“When you take $10,000 out of my family’s pocket each year, that’s otherwise disposable income or retirement savings that will not be going into our local economy.”
We are fighting for people like Rod Coons and Florence Peace, a retired Indiana couple satisfied with their current coverage.“I’d prefer to stay with our current plan because it meets our needs,” says Rod. But their plan isn’t government-approved under Obamacare’s new rules, so Rod and Florence are losing their health insurance plan at the end of this year.
You have claimed that Obamacare has nothing to do with the budget. But over the next decade, this widely unpopular program will add nearly $1.8 trillion in new federal spending—and will cost taxpayers trillions more beyond that, making it nearly impossible to balance the federal budget. What’s more, for millions of struggling Americans, the law will crush their family budgets due to fewer work hours, lost jobs, and higher premiums. With the economy still mired in a scattered and sluggish recovery, these people deserve relief from Obamacare—and they deserve it now.
Your Administration has already granted numerous waivers and exemptions during the three years since the law was passed. Millions of union members received temporary waivers from the law’s costly benefit requirements. Big businesses have received a one-year delay from the onerous employer mandate—a delay your Health and Human Services Secretary, Kathleen Sebelius, struggled to defend in an interview earlier this week. And Members of Congress have obtained special treatment for themselves and their staffs—illegally—that allows them to continue to receive taxpayer-funded insurance subsidies.
At a time when so many Americans are suffering because of the rollout of this new law, I remain puzzled by your failure to acknowledge the faults caused by this unfair, unworkable, and unpopular measure. We believe the law should be fully repealed, but at minimum, both sides should agree not to fund the law for one year—a “time-out” that would halt the law’s most harmful effects before they start.
Even though Democrats have thus far refused to negotiate on anything related to the current government slowdown, millions of citizens need relief from this law. I encourage you and your Administration to work with Congress on ways to stop Obamacare from harming the American people and the American economy.
All the best,

Jim DeMint
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Good Morning. Ok, you seem to have forgotten that we were comparing HMOs for senior citizens to HMOs on the exchange. People who have purchased a medigap policy have no need of an HMO. In fact, I don't believe they can even join an HMO. They do, however, have to struggle to find a specialist that will take medicare. Yes, the Part B premium is based on income but even a couple with an AGI above $170,000 only pays $146.90 a month which, by the way, is automatically deducted from their social security checks.
Your claim that started this discussion was that low-income people on the exchanges would have better insurance than what is available to senior citizens. That's just not true.
There are many HMO plans available for senior citizens. The cheapest has no monthly premium but higher co-pays ($30 for an office visit for example.) Same as the exchanges. The Cadillac plan ($10 office visit co-pays) costs more. Just like the exchanges.
Your argument that seniors are paying for their Part B coverage is a bit of a stretch since it is deducted from their Social Security checks. Aren't you the people that claim Social Security is a government subsidy?
silly response...

money is money...

and you fail to address the cost of supplemental insurance...

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The increase cost of health insurance affects everyone including those obtaining it through companies.
From there take it up with Mile.
My final comment on this.
SPAM

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Why should anyone care about what Kevin McCarthy says? You should have figured that out when I blew him off the first time rather than coming in here with another OCD outburst.
Not caring
Kevin McCarthy is the Majority Whip of the United States House of Representatives. He represents everything you ReTHUGS stand for.

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<quoted text>It's clear you know nothing but, talk as if you do. The old testament in conjunction with the new testament is Christianity, stupid. In the OT, they spoke of the coming of the messiah. Who is the messiah? The Jews are the ones that separates the 2 books. Christianity teaches Jesus is God, always was, always will be. This coming from the son of a preacher &, the grandson of preachers.
G-d is all-knowing, Jesus fails this main qualification. I don't know what kind of Christianity you are a learning. I don't give a crap whose son you are. That is not doctrine.
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You know, since you are surfing the exchanges, why don't you do a comparison. I'd be interested to see what the differences are...if any. It could be, they are the same.
Here's a link to the Blue Cross plan for Federal employees. The monthly premium for a family of four is $422.63 for the "standard plan" (they pay 65%-85% of doctor fee).$85.91 for employee only.
How does that compare to the exchange?
http://www.fepblue.org/news/benefitsandservic...
the cost that you quote is the employee contribution, not the premium, most of which is paid by the taxpayer...

so, insufficient information provided....
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Her response to this post
"Except those that lose coverage, lose access, have coverage reduced, have taxes increased, have work hours reduced, lose their jobs, etc "
Feel all that Dem caring for the working class.
Get a life you obsessed fool.

FACT: Galt's is doing nothing but prophesying that "The sky is falling".

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lily boca raton fl wrote:
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obfuscater
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USAsince1680 wrote:
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"The exchanges determine eligibility for:(a) The advance payment of the premium tax credits (APTC); (b) cost-sharing reductions (CSR); (c) Medicaid,(d) Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and (e) Basic Health Plan (BHP), if a BHP is operating in the service area of the Exchange." "All this eligibility and enrollment process is conducted in real-time through electronic data transfer."
"Translation: the state insurance exchanges are supposed to be able to verify applicant eligibility for Medicaid, CHIP, and approved health plans offered through the exchanges, including eligibility for tax and cost-sharing subsidies, and do it in real time."
"The Affordable Care Act requires verification of the information received from applicants/enrollees. The information … will be matched and verified against data provided by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Social Security Administration (SSA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA),Department of Defense (DoD), Peace Corps, and Office of Personnel Management (OPM)…"
"Yes, you read it correctly, the Peace Corps. And then … the [state exchange] must notify the State Medicaid or CHIP agency and transmit all information obtained … via secure electronic interface for that agency to make a full determination of eligibility under those programs and provide the applicant with coverage."
THAT IS WHY IT IS SO DIFFICULT.
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Incorrect.

The exchanges accept the applicant's word for their eligibility for premium assistance, without verification.

Your reference is outdated.

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silly response...
money is money...
and you fail to address the cost of supplemental insurance...
Once again....if a person has supplemental insurance they are not eligible for an HMO. We are talking about HMO's......
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You know, since you are surfing the exchanges, why don't you do a comparison. I'd be interested to see what the differences are...if any. It could be, they are the same.
Here's a link to the Blue Cross plan for Federal employees. The monthly premium for a family of four is $422.63 for the "standard plan" (they pay 65%-85% of doctor fee).$85.91 for employee only.
How does that compare to the exchange?
http://www.fepblue.org/news/benefitsandservic...
It appears plans are based on state you are purchasing in.
You can't get a price without applying for a quote; however, this page outlines one of their ACA compliant plans.

What is the overall deductible?

In network:$6,350 individual /$12,700 family

Out of network:
$12,700 individual /$25,400 family

You must pay all the costs up to the deductible amount before this plan begins to pay for covered services you use."

Many of the co-pays appear to have as limitations and exemptions attached.

https://www.nebraskablue.com/~/media/pdf/Indi... $6350%20Catastrophic_01012014_ IBE00500146692014-01-01.pdf
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You know, since you are surfing the exchanges, why don't you do a comparison. I'd be interested to see what the differences are...if any. It could be, they are the same.
Here's a link to the Blue Cross plan for Federal employees. The monthly premium for a family of four is $422.63 for the "standard plan" (they pay 65%-85% of doctor fee).$85.91 for employee only.
How does that compare to the exchange?
http://www.fepblue.org/news/benefitsandservic...
Just so that we don't waste more time, the exchange policies are individual policies and can only be compared with other individual policies, not with group policies. Exchange and individual premiums vary with age, whereas group policies do not.
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Yep, we already know you don't care what burdens this places on Working Families-

I don't understand how anyone could get so deep into the cult of personality to lose their ethics.
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EBT cards not being accepted at Walmarts....

Riots!

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John Galt wrote:
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Medicare Advantage is an HMO, just like most of the plans on the ObamaKKKare exchanges....it allows low income seniors to obtain second tier medicine at a reduced price...
I want to point out that the Obamacare law stopped all previous Medicare Advantage programs (offered by various insurance companies) per AARP request and replaced it with this single provider program.

This program is different from supplement insurance.
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Once again....if a person has supplemental insurance they are not eligible for an HMO. We are talking about HMO's......
Your understanding is flawed. Those on Medicare can choose Part B, which is traditional Medicare, or Part C, which is Medicare Advantage, generally an HMO. It's not a question of eligibility, but of choice.

Part C, Medicare Advantage, is a form of supplemental insurance, but under an HMO structure.

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