Filed under: Barking Moonbats, Obama Economy, Our Dear Leader, Politics
A self-described Obamacare “cheerleader” is upset that she actually has to pay for health care.
“I’ve been a cheerleader for the Affordable Care Act since I heard about it and I assumed that it was designed for people in my situation,” she told KOIN. “I was planning on using the Affordable Care Act and I had done the online calculator in advance to make sure I was going to be able to afford it.”
Her husband works for a non-profit organization that pays for his health care, but the couple is unable to afford to have her and their son covered under his plan. And she’s been told their combined income is too much to qualify for a subsidized health care plan under Cover Oregon.
“It wasn’t until I started the process and got an agent that I started hearing from them I wasn’t going to qualify for subsidies because I qualify on my husband’s insurance,” she told KOIN.
Mr Green sums up this tale of angst and woe:
In other words, Miss Anonymous supported ObamaCare when she thought you were going to pay for it.
Scratch a prog, find a greedy, grubby thief.
One of the comments to the post gets to the heart of the matter:
…the article says the combined income disqualified them from subsidies (in addition to her being eligible for her husband’s plan, I assume). I believe that’s over $94,200. Cost of living aside, that’s decent money.
Now here’s what happened: Husband previously insured everyone on his plan. Obamacare came along and they decided they would drop the wife and child from his policy during open enrollment. The expectation was that, according to the online calculator, they’d be able to get insured free or close to free. This saving the family ~$125 a month. So he dropped them with the expectation that they would have coverage on January 1. Unfortunately for them, the agent actually appeared to do his job and confirmed that their income was too high and she had qualified for her husband’s plan. Now it’s too late to add them back to his policy.
Basically, it’s not that they CAN’T afford it, it’s that they don’t WANT to pay for it – at our expense. I feel sorry for the child. It has to be raised by a couple on unprincipled degenerates.
Filed under: Culture of Corruption, Our Dear Leader, Politics
It was clear that our Dear Leader‘s signature program was a Charlie Fox of epic proportions from the start, but Team Obama seems Hell Bent to take incompetence to even higher levels than they have in the past.
If they were just corrupt, they could have faked it, but these idiots are corrupt and incompetent! To be fair, the system is working as well as one would expect with a corrupt community organizer with communist leanings, who never worked a real job in his entire life, running the system.
Our Dear Leader has racked up two new awards.
It is quite telling that the President who promised the “most transparent administration ever”, has his signature line about his signature policy, selected by two separate news organizations as the biggest lie of 2013. To be fair, the “most transparent administration ever” promise was a huge lie also.
Update: Obama’s Epic Fib About the NSA
“There is a sense of unraveling that transcends the normal ideological disagreements that have roiled this nation to varying degrees throughout our history. Both sides of the ideological divide have endured presidents with whom they disagree, sometimes vehemently. Yet I’m getting the sense that millions of Americans of every stripe are now aware that we are in uncharted waters. We are being led by a man who is at once so very full of himself, even as virtually everything that goes wrong is either something he is unaware of, or someone else’s fault. It is remarkable that in the entire five years after this president promised to fundamentally transform the United States of America, not a single reporter has asked the ultimate question: Transform it into what, Mr. President? We have three more years to learn the answer. For millions of Americans, it doesn’t get any creepier than that.”
– Columnist Arnold Ahlert
Filed under: Barking Moonbats, Our Dear Leader, Politics
Well, to be fair, Obamacare is running as smoothly as expected with a “community organizer” with no actual real world, let alone executive, experience running the bloody thing.
Let’s review some of the highlights. Including many predictable ones. The fact that users would be handing their private, personal information, including their social security number and financial data, to “navigators” that were not subject to any sort of background checks, was a legitimate cause of concern. Of course the Obama cultists said those rational and reasonable people were “racists.” The result? Well, to start, those official Obamacare navigators advised callers to commit fraud.
Fortunately for those stuck with implementing our Dear Leader’s socialist nightmare, government Obamacare officials are not held to the same standard the government holds private companies.
Students at Bowie College, who are mostly black, are dismayed that their $600 a year health insurance is being cancelled by Obamacare, and being replaced by $3000 a year Obamacare policies.
Most of these students admit they voted for Obama. They probably had harsh words for anyone who actually read the ACA and spoke the truth about it.
I have to say, this is a fairly delicious bit of schadenfreude. Especially since it has been known since 2009 that Obama’s often repeated promise that “you can keep your health insurance” was a lie.
Update: A cancer patient, who liked his insurance, but lost it because of Obamacare, is being subjected to a deep, probing audit by the IRS. Given our Dear Leader‘s history of attacking whistle blowers, and using the IRS to attack those who question his reign, this is hardly a surprise.
Filed under: Barking Moonbats, Media Bias, Our Dear Leader, Politics
“The plan, this thing is going to work, it’s going to be extremely popular, and it’s going to wreak havoc with conservative ideology.”
– Far Left Wing Extremist Paul Krugman, getting it completely and utterly wrong in his July 2013 NY Times article, Obamacare is the Right’s Worst Nightmare
Filed under: Barking Moonbats, Culture of Corruption, Media Bias, Our Dear Leader, Politics
First off, the reality of the so-called “Affordable Care Act” being a Charlie Fox of epic proportions is not new. This was clearly evident from the beginning. I posted a detailed lists of problems back July, 2009. In early 2011, I listed over 20 new taxes created by Obamacare.
The shock that young people, who voted for our Dear Leader in droves, are experiencing with their old policies being canceled, being replaced by much more expensive ones, is not new news. I posted about it back in September 2009.
The real reason Obama insists upon making the young and healthy buy insurance they don’t want is not the relatively minor free rider problem but the potentially ruinous adverse selection problem: The most expensive patients are the ones who are most likely to sign up for coverage. To keep the official 10-year price tag of his plan below that magical $1 trillion threshold, he needs to balance sick people who rack up big bills with healthy people who pay for insurance but don’t use it. Instead of acknowledging this reality, Obama portrays the healthy uninsured as irresponsible leeches.
Yup, here is a dose of reality for all those idealistic young folks who voted for Obama without a real clue of what he was actually planning, he just views you as a money source he can leech off to support his socialist policies.
Welcome to the farm, Coppertop.
Of course, the Obama cultists attacked him and repeatedly used personal slurs, made religious bigoted comments, and manufactured one fake crisis after another in their hate fueled attacks on a good and decent man who dared point out that their own deity was just a man, and a man unqualified and uniquely unsuited for the office of President of the United states.
Filed under: Culture of Corruption, Our Dear Leader, Politics
The IRS “refunded” over $4 Billion to identity thieves. This included checks sent to Ireland and Communist China. This is the agency our Dear Leader wants to collect “taxes” from you for not having health care insurance he approves of.
A Virginia DMV official pleaded guilty to issuing drivers licences to over 300 illegal aliens. Leftists will tell you that this has nothing to do with vote fraud, because there is no vote fraud, and that we have always been at war with Eastasia.
Teacher’s Union official accuses a Jewish father of being a “Neo-Nazi” for daring to question his child’s indoctrination. Rational arguments are not just a strong point of the left.