On Monday, they announced the winners. And they are every bit as amazing as you thought they could be. In the sense that I would really hate to see the losers. The first and Grand Prize winner, from the category of “Perform a Song,” features a young lady riffing off of Jessie J.’s hit “Price Tag,” with her own healthcare themed version titled, completely without irony (I assume, of course), “Forget About the Price Tag.”
You do not vote for your country’s leader based on how cool it is to elect your first [blank] President.
That’s stupid as hell.
If they don’t have experience and they don’t understand how to lead and they don’t have a plan (all things true of our current situation) then you will end up with the shit hitting the fan.
My point: just as civilization is moving toward an endless fragmentation allowing for options beyond our wildest expectations, President Obama believes the opposite course is “the right thing to do.” It is his warped version of progress. It’s no different than a young man staring at the advances in medicine and thinking, “No thanks, I’ll take the newt’s tail and onion powder for my cancer.” Ancient Chinese secrets no longer are acceptable medicine — except with Obamacare — what’s retro is now progress.
It’s like choosing to eat raw meat, even when you know fire’s been invented and works reasonably well under certain circumstances. That’s what Obama is doing. He’s staring at a Ferrari V4i, and thinking, “No thanks, I’ll take this penny-farthing.”
It’s dumbfounding how dumb this is. How can you look at the pro-choice revolution — reflected in Amazon, travel websites, online menus, and new car service apps, all wonderful things that expand freedom by expanding options — and think, “We really need to limit what people can get with health care — for that helps others.”
Because, as you know, there are so many examples of how limiting your choice helps people.
Actually, we have NO examples regarding the efficacy of limiting choice.
Navigators quoted say that the site rates “four out of 10,” “kind of hit and miss,” and “not able to function at the capacity yet that capture the complications of people’s lives.”
The big problem with the website remains the payment system, which as the administrators of the website acknowledge, has not yet been fully built. Many consumers have logged in, created accounts, and checked out pricing, but nobody has yet been able to buy. Many Americans desperately seeking insurance after watching their insurance expire on the individual exchange have gone directly to the health insurance companies in search of a product. One insurance broker, Raymond Magnuson, told Bloomberg, “This week has become the breaking point. I have several clients this week that have said exactly that: ‘I give up. I don’t care what the federal subsidy is. Enroll me in a plan. I’ll pay the premium.’”
That means forfeiting federal subsidies, given that all subsidies have to be done through the website. This creates the odd situation wherein a person who buys insurance directly from an insurer cannot receive a subsidy, whereas if that same person attempts to buy insurance through the exchange and the money goes directly to the insurer, the subsidies become available. Unfortunately, the websites are still unable to allow purchase of insurance.
After the Obama Administration filed suit against the state of Louisiana over a school voucher program allowing low-income kids in low-performing schools to attend other institutions, it appears the Wall Street Journal’s Jason L. Riley can make that assertion.
The Obama Department of Justice claimed letting poor kids take money for their educations elsewhere if their assigned schools get a D or F grade from state raters “frustrates and impedes the desegregation process.” While the injunction against Louisiana was dropped, Riley still suggests: “Forcing poor blacks to attend the state’s worst schools strikes me as something out of the Jim Crow South.”
Ninety percent of the kids getting vouchers in Louisiana are black, and potential school choices often a lot whiter than what they leave. With that in mind, it’s hard to believe vouchers promote segregation.
**The U.S. must ‘get your house in order’
**‘I believe in the American system’
**U.S stock markets are ‘overvalued’
**Obama lacks a “comprehensive and coherent foreign policy” toward the Arab world
**Obama is not succeeding as America’s chief executive officer
This guy and his wife are big supporters of women’s rights in Saudi Arabia and when asked if President Obama had failed as the “CEO of America” he said “Well I can say he has not succeeded.”
A poll released by ABC News Tuesday shows that President Obama’s approval rating has hit an all-time low in this particular poll. But the biggest fallout has come from 18 to 29 year olds, a demographic widely considered to be Obama’s base. Since January, the president’s approval rating with this group has dropped a stunning 23 points. Support for ObamaCare has lost 16 points with this same group in just one month.
Well thank fuck some of my generation finally figured out they were getting screwed.
During an Oct 21 Rose Garden appearance designed to push back on the bad news surrounding the ObamaCare rollout, President Obama told America that he had received a grateful letter from a single mother. After 15 years of being uninsured, ObamaCare had finally made it possible for Jessica Sanford to purchase health insurance. Unfortunately, that ended up not being true.
It turns out that Ms. Sanford was not eligible for the tax credits the Washington state exchange told her (and 8,000 others) she had qualified for. When she wrote the president, Ms. Sanford was thrilled that her qualified tax credits meant that she would pay only $169 a month for a plan that would otherwise cost her between $500 and $600 a month.
To make matters worse, after Sanford was informed of the original error, the state told her that she still qualified for some tax credits, so she signed up for a less expensive ObamaCare plan that would still fit her tight budget. But the state had goofed again. Turns out she doesn’t qualify for any tax credits.
Today, a disappointed and frustrated Sanford is back where she started: uninsured.
This sort of cracks me up, because I listened to him give this speech and tweeted that someone needed to a do a follow up on this letter from Jessica Sanford, because so far there hadn’t been a single true story about a satisfied customer from this administration.
Looks like I was right.
UnitedHealth Group dropped thousands of doctors from its networks in recent weeks, leaving many elderly patients unsure whether they need to switch plans to continue seeing their doctors, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. The insurer said in October that underfunding of Medicare Advantage plans for the elderly could not be fully offset by the company’s other healthcare business. The company also reported spending more healthcare premiums on medical claims in the third quarter, due mainly to government cuts to payments for Medicare Advantage services. The Journal report said that doctors in at least 10 states were notified of being laid off the plans, some citing “significant changes and pressures in the healthcare environment.” According to the notices, the terminations can be appealed within 30 days.