Friday, September 24, 2010

Obamacare Began Yesterday---I'm feeling Ill Today

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They say if you want a friend in Washington DC---get a dog.

It could be said if you want a friend in New York City, be far left, get elected to the presidency, and you'll have The New York Times.

And they were wagging their friendly "tale" yesterday as Obamacare officially started.

"For many families,"
they wagged, "health care relief begins today." As I read the article, I began to feel a little ill. But I can't find relief in the plan.

"Sometimes lost," they continued, "in the partisan clamor about new health care law is the profound relief it is expected to bring to hundreds of thousands of Americans who have been stricken by disease and then by a Darwinian insurance system."

Key words: Partisan clamor. Profound. Expected.

In which partisan clamor is the truth about Obamacare lost?

The Washington Examiner editorial board created a list of "clamor".

* Obamacare does not decrease health care costs for the government as promised. Medicare's own actuary confirms it will increase, not decrease costs.

* Obamacare does cover elective abortions, contrary to the President's promise that it wouldn't.

*Obamacare won't allow employees or most small businesses to keep the coverage they have and want to keep.

* Obamacare will increase insurance premiums. In some places, it already has. Insurers will now be forced to cover client's children until age 26. Insurance will be forced to raise premiums.

* Obamacare will force seasonal employers to pay huge fines or cut hours or lay off employees.

*Obamacare imposes a non medical tax compliance burden on small businesses. They are now required to mail IRS 1099 tax forms to every vendor from whom they make purchases of more than $600 in one year, with a duplicate form mailed to the IRS.

*Obamacare allows the IRS to confiscate part or all of your tax refund if you do not purchase a qualified insurance plan. It also funds 16,000 new IRS agents to enforce these policies.

The "partisan clamor" has begun and The Times and other enablers will tell you Obamacare has brought profound" relief to the country.

Another key word in The New York Times story is "expected." You will see and hear this word often. Why? Because it is non committal and requires no facts.

Yesterday, I wrote about and quoted people who voted for and supported Obama, but have now grown very weary. "Exhausted" was how one supporter explained it on national television, personally speaking to the President.

There expectations have not been met. Even to a small degree.

Neither will those of anyone expecting Obamacare and the policies of the President, Pelosi, Reid and their enablers such as Senator Patty Murray.

The NYT story is merely a foretaste of what is to come over the next 25 months. From now through the November election and right on into the 2012 election we will hear the partisan clamor.

President Obama is already reconstructing his campaign structure and he has never really stopped campaigning since he was elected. But they will avoid the facts and realities.

Build expectations.

They make much about the fact that children with pre-existing conditions are now covered by their parent's plan, but don't mention that major insurance companies have dropped their child only insurance plans---as reported last week in the
Washington Post, as a result of these new mandates.

The NYT highlights people, "who have been stricken first by a disease and then by a Darwinian insurance system." Carefully avoiding facts that diminish their case.

Even
National Public Radio reported that although the state high risk pools have been up and running for months now, very few people have signed up or seem to need the program.

Clearly, there are special needs in these areas and they must be addressed.

We need health care reform. But not one that is imposed under the guise of helping people while advancing a socialist agenda.

How do you justify the greatest act of wealth re-distribution in the history of our country and the dismantling of the world's best medical care, for this?

You'll see. Just watch. The "wag" is well underway. On many fronts.

Politicians across the country are running from what they just helped pass.

As Pilate, they will wash their hands and say, "I had nothing to do with it." Yet their actions have been destructive to many.

The first local example is the tagline on a Patty Murray TV ad.

With a straight, mom in tennis shoes face, she says, "And every penny counts."

This is from a woman who has been recognized and applauded for her assistance in helping the Obama, Pelosi, Reid "remaking" of America with the passage of Obamacare. It has been said she is the fourth most powerful woman in Washington DC. She has helped this administration ram Obamacare through Congress, creating debt our kids will never be able to repay and trillion dollar stimulus packages that didn't stimulate anyone other then unions and close associates to this administration. They have racked up more national debt than all preceding presidents combined.

Every penny counts?

How many pennies are in a trillion dollars? She's suggesting restraint?

The far left elite in elected office and their very best friends in the media are about wage the greatest war of words and deception most of us have seen in a very long time---if ever.

Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful. Be Active. Be Blessed. There is a better day coming.

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5 comments:

  1. A sick child's health trumps corporate profits.

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  2. * Obamacare does not decrease health care costs for the government as promised. Medicare's own actuary confirms it will increase, not decrease costs.
    Yes, according to their study the costs to cover 34 million additional adults will increases costs by 1 percent!!! The GAO still says it will slightly reduce costs.

    * Obamacare does cover elective abortions, contrary to the President's promise that it wouldn't.
    What does that even mean? It lets people buy their own private insurance - of course there are plans that people can buy that cover abortions in the same way your tax dollars do the same when anyone getting a government paycheck privately pays for one. This isn't socialized medicine, its just making sure that everyone has health insurance through some private agency.

    *Obamacare won't allow employees or most small businesses to keep the coverage they have and want to keep.
    If by that you mean 'none', actually it does. The bill doesn't even cover business with less than 50 employees (what most would consider a 'small business').

    * Obamacare will increase insurance premiums. In some places, it already has. Insurers will now be forced to cover client's children until age 26. Insurance will be forced to raise premiums.
    But they are capped at a % of income when the full bill goes into effect. And since most 20 somethings will be in jobs that will offer health care that 26 cap is more for students that are taking extensive schooling and have not yet entered the work force.

    * Obamacare will force seasonal employers to pay huge fines or cut hours or lay off employees.
    Huge fines? The fine for not having proper coverage of employees works out to 9.6¢ an hour for a full time employee and 4.8¢ an hour for a part-time 'seasonal' employee. That means the fine is about 1 or 2% of the salary for minimum wage employees, far less for people paid more.

    Do we see the continuing trend here? Sure I can see someone making a reasonable argument that even 1 or 2% potential increase in costs is a negative, but to go on a rant about how horrible the program is because it might cost that amount? Really?

    How many of you really get red faced angry about a cost that might be a tiny % more than it was before especially when it means that many more Americans will also have health care coverage when they didn't before? How many bankruptcies and home foreclosures will that prevent from people with sudden catastrophic medical bills? How many more families will be able to financially survive in the face of illness and injury?

    Again, for the good of America take the rhetoric down a notch. We can have reasonable discussions about health care reform especially when the two sides differ in cost, at most, by such a trivial amount can't we?

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  3. Osher, you are quoting Huffington's talking points but missing many of the facts. I'm surprised FFN even approved your post. They are more fair than I would have been.

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  4. The president's health care agenda is unconstitutional.

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  5. Government in attempts to run too much can not know what it does, nor can it be fair.

    One light bulb doesn't fit all as if the construction worker can do just as well with the delicate expensive bulbs that may work well for others.

    I am in favor of much less government. All one has to do is look at the mess we are in.

    If gasoline at the pumps were a dollar and a half a gallon again, do you think the economy would be moving better than it is today? I think so, but do you think they would know to pay off the national debt and cut government way, way down to size?

    I hope so. I think they should quickly begin to undo most of what they have done since Roe v. Wade and start making real cuts in government especially when prosperity starts coming in.

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