Hillary clearly doesn’t know the meaning of Illegal.
Hillary clearly doesn’t know the meaning of Illegal.
And you thought doing your taxes were going to be easier this year.
Think again. Remember as well that elections have unintended consequences.
Compare and Contrast.
So let me get this straight. Obamacare, nee Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), is suppose to be his signature legislation, and he’s not signed up? If this is such a wonderful project and suppose to be the be all and end all for the American people and their health care, why haven’t you, Mr. President, signed up for it?
What is in the forefront of my mind, do as I say and not as I do. This Obamacare is for the little people and not for those in Washington. What ever happened to equality and fairness? Can any statist minion defend this type of behavior?
Oh, well. He intends to. He’s totally ‘poised’ to gain coverage. Case closed!
Heh. Once again, President Obama should start in his own backyard when blathering on about ‘income inequality.’
He’s putting out the word: Sign up for Obamacare, exactly like I didn’t.
Apparently he’s staying on his ‘old, crappy fake-sham Bad Apple insurance’ as long as the law permits him to.
And maybe even after that — he can always suspend that part of the law, should it become inconvenient.
Read the whole thing. In the meantime, Ace sums it up gloriously:
Obama’s got his celebrity minions shilling for Obamacare, but he himself is apparently staying on his ‘old, crappy sham insurance.’—
SquatchPride69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) December 18, 2013
Ok, not really and yet we have a few story links to some things you might have missed and need to know about this ongoing train wreck.
Your ObamaCare Fail of the Day. Stephen Green has some questions about the inappropriately named “Affordable Care Act.”
Just as elections have consequences, there are consequences of Obamacare. And of course it’s not a consequence you knew about or saw coming unless you read the fine print. That of course means that you were able to get on line and were able to enroll.
And while we’re on the subject of reading, the 217 page Obamacare training manual for the “Navigators” of the Affordable Care Act, has been released for us all to read and digest.
These are simply three of the ongoing issues, problems and piss poor planning of the Affordable Care Act. It is long past time to repeal, defund and put it behind us and return us to our rightful representative democracy.
So now HHS is asking to extend insurance policies that they previously required the insurance companies to cancel as they didn’t meet the requirements? WTF?! It appears that the HSS has become a branch of the Keystone Cops.
The December 23rd enrollment deadline? Time to move that to next month. The deadline to pay your first month of premiums? Let’s go ahead and move that back too. Emergency treatment needed from an out-of-network provider? It’d be swell if that was covered the same way in-network treatments are. And what if your coverage is […]
But wait, I thought six days ago it was all fixed and people would be flocking to sign up and be healed from all their ailments?
Obamacare is so loathed in Colorado, even liberal pollster Public Policy Polling (PPP) can’t shine that turd. In a poll released today, continued and widespread dissatisfaction was found with President Obama’s signature legislative accomplishment.
When asked about the implementation of Obamacare, 70% of voters thought it was somewhat or very unsuccessful. As for the 4% who said it was ‘very successful’ – we’d sure love to get our hands on whatever they’re smoking.
Where PPP’s numbers differ is on Obamacare approval itself. According to PPP’s survey, Obamacare has a 49% disapproval rating to 41% approval. Like everyone else polling the state they find the law is highly unpopular, but perhaps unsurprisingly they show it loathed less than every other recent poll.
Maybe that’s why they decided to actually release their poll this time — after all PPP has a history of hiding polling results in Colorado it doesn’t like.
In September, prior to the disastrous roll out of the law, USA Today found that Coloradans disapproved of Obamacare 52%-33%.
No matter how much you spin it, the bill that has come to define Barack Obama’s legacy and the future political careers of Democrats in 2014 has become a serious political liability.
And the scandal’s just keep on coming.
And the continued flagrant violations by Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Back in the fall of 2012, Sebelius got in hot water for a violation of federal law restricting political activity by sitting government officials.
The violation of the Hatch Act, occurred as the Secretary addressed a group in North Carolina. The Hatch Act prohibits federal employees from using their official authority to influence an election. However it does allow partisan remarks made in a personal capacity.
The US Office of Special Counsel and the ethics office found that Sebelius made the speech in North Carolina in her official capacity as the nation’s top health official.
While this scandal isn’t as flashy and full of intrigue as the others, this is one scandal that refuses to go away.
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who obviously wields enormous power of the nation’s health care industry, has been aggressively seeking donations from the industry to fund a private non-profit, Enroll America. The non-profit is led by veterans of the Obama White House and campaigns and has appointed itself a leading role in implementing ObamaCare. In response, House GOP members have launched a wide probe into the questionable solicitations.
House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Fred Upton (R-MI) suggested Friday that Sebelius’s solicitation of donations from the health care industry raised a conflict of interest. He wrote ‘HHS regulation of the health insurance industry will only grow under [healthcare reform], including by approving health insurers to participate in the exchanges.‘
Under ObamaCare, the federal government will have even greater regulatory control over health insurers and health care providers. The rules promulgated by HHS will have very real consequences on their business. A request from Sebelius to donate to a private non-profit does not exist in a vacuum. Some unknown amount of consideration would have to be paid to the ramifications of not donating.
Enroll America has promised a ‘campaign-like’ approach to promoting ObamaCare. Administration officials have said the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a leading funder of left-wing causes, has committed $10 million to the effort. Tax preparer H&R Block has pledged $500,000, according to Obama officials.
Upton and some of his colleagues sent letters to a host of leading insurers, asking for all communications regarding the fundraising by Sebelius. Most have been asked to provide a response by Monday.
(Via Breitbart Feed.)