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ObamaCare Architect Ezekiel Emanuel: “So be prepared to kiss your insurance company good-bye forever”

Ever since ObamaCare was proposed, Conservatives and Libertarians were warning everyone that the actual intent was to kill the medical and insurance industry, and set up a single payer system.  The then spanking new Conservative Hideout 1.0 was in on that.  Here is a small selection of posts from way back when… Obama’s History of Favoring Single Payer Single Payer: A Faulty Rationale You Mean That ObamaCare is Cloward-Piven for Private Insurance? Exploring the Intent of ObamaCare: Donald Berwick and Ezekiel Emanuel Single Payer: A Faulty Rationale I even bothered to make a video about it back in 2009… Of […]

My Exclusive Interview with Pajama Boy

I like hot cocoa except when it burns my throat   With there being much confusion regarding the Affordable Care Act (Is the website working, has my insurance company received my payment, when is the deadline) the Obama administration rolled out a new ad featuring the so-called “Pajama Boy” that was supposed to get people talking.  The ad was unsuccessful and Pajama Boy was roundly mocked.   Being a fair man except when drunk and/or on a hallucinogenic and/or chaining Olivia Wilde up in my basement I decided to let Pajama Boy tell his story.   MI: Good morning Pajama Boy […]

ObamaCare Damage: Can’t Verify Coverage, Billed Full Price for Tests and Procedures

I guess more and more people are finding out what was “in” ObamaCare; primarily incompetence and failure.  The latest comes to us from the Daily Mail, via iOWNTHEWORLD, who shows us that “having” ObamaCare doesn’t necessarily mean that you have anything at all… MailOnline spoke with patients who were told they would have to pay their bills in full if they couldn’t prove they had insurance One was faced with a $3,000 hospital room charge and opted to leave the hospital after experiencing chest pains ‘Should I be in the hospital? Probably,’ she said Another, coughing in the cold, walked […]

IRS Update: C. Steven Tucker Helps Bill Elliot Keep His Plan, is Also Audited by IRS!

On December 3, we covered the story of Bill Elliott, a cancer patient who lost his insurance due to ObamaCare.  He was interviewed on Fox News regarding his situation, and as if from nowhere, the IRS notified him that he was to be audited. Here’s a follow-up on that story… By now, the news has spread online, of the IRS notices received on the same November 25th date, by whistleblowers Bill Elliott and by C. Steven Tucker. Elliott has been waging a pitched battle with cancer. Tucker is the insurance agent and healthcare freedom activist who informed him that the […]

Classic Snarky: I’m a Democrat-You Owe Me

Note:  Here is a classic CH 2.0 post from the one and only Snarky Basterd. I’m a democrat. You owe me. I’m a democrat. I have my own pile of money, but I want yours, too, including the four pennies you have rattling around in the bottom of that peanut butter jar you frugal idiots like to use as a change holder. Give it up! You owe me. I’m a democrat. I just say I like the public school system. My kids go to private schools so that your kids can go to public schools and learn how to be […]

ObamaCare Damage: Will Millions More Lose Their Plans Due to ObamaCare?

We know that millions of Americans that relied on the individual market for their insurance have lost their plans, and those losses are not yet over.   President Obama lied to us all, and those people are paying the price for Obama’s dishonesty.  However, it has to be restated that this was purposeful, as one objective of ObamaCare is to ruin insurance so it can be replaced by a single payer plan.  First, the individual market is to be ruined.  Next year, it’s the group plans, the ones provided by employers, that are in the cross hairs.  They got a one […]

Bowie State University Students React to ObamaCare Canceling Their Insurance

College students turned out for Obama in 08, and 12.  What did they get in exchange for their support?  They got their insurance canceled!  Thanks ObamaCare! Sorry kids, but you voted for us.  We “racist teabaggers” told you thing would happen, but you didn’t want to listen.  Enjoy the view from under the bus. H/T: IJ Review

#ObamaCare Lies: Now, Millions Will Lose Their Employer Based Coverage as Well

We’ve been covering that nearly 16,000,000 Americans will be losing their insurance due to #ObamaCare.   This is in the individual market, where individuals go to purchase plans for themselves and their family members.   I’ll be quoting an article by Avik Roy at Forbes.  I strongly recommend you read the whole thing.  Here is the reaction of Jay Carney to those losses… On Tuesday, White House spokesman Jay Carney attempted to minimize the disruption issue, arguing that it only affected people who buy insurance on their own. “That’s the universe we’re talking about, 5 percent of the population,” said Carney. […]

13 Democrats, Who Knew You Would Lose Your Plan, But Lied, Are up for Re-election in 2014

If you are one of the estimated 16,000,000 people that are going to lose your plans under ObamaCare (and that’s just in the individual market), you might just be a tad bit upset.  After all, you’re going to be forced to buy another plan, and it’s going to cost a lot more, likely have a much higher deductible, and probably offer less.  Let’s be honest; you’re probably po’d right now.  Well, killing this turkey is a few years off, but you can get yourself some payback in 2014. Here are the names of 13 democratic Senators that KNEW you were […]

ObamaCare Causes Big Bird to Lose Health Insurance?

Well, kinda.  It appears that among the SeaWorld workers that will be losing their hours and coverage, are employees of their subsidiary, Sesame Place.   Naked DC has more… Yes, America, Big Bird is about to lose his health insurance  under Obamacare. Or, at least, at least the guy who walks around in the Big Bird suit at Sesame Place is. Last year, Big Bird’s job security was thrust into the political spotlight. This year, it’s his health insurance. In a letter sent last week to President Obama, U.S. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick contended that the Affordable Care Act had caused Sesame […]

ObamaCare Damage: Wegman’s SuperMarket Eliminates Insurance for Part Time Staff Due to ObamaCare

If you voted for ObamaCare, you voted for part time workers at Wegman’s to to lose their insurance. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=nPfVTdGCrPQ. Elections have consequences.  You were warned, but chose this anyway. Happy now?

ObamaCare Damage: United Methodist Church Supported ObamaCare, Now Ending Benefits for Pastors and Staff, Because of ObamaCare

This is irony that hits close to home.  I was raised in the United Methodist Church.  And, I attended UMC Churches through much of my adulthood.  Sadly, they, like other large denominations, have supported a number of liberal causes, including ObamaCare.  Therefore, I worship elsewhere.  However, the UMC’s support of ObamaCare has had an unexpected consequence (at least to the UMC, that is).  The Acton Institute has more… When the Obamacare legislation was rushed through Congress in 2010, Bishop Gregory Palmer, president of the Council of Bishops for The United Methodist Church (UMC), said he “rejoiced” at the passage of […]

ObamaCare Damage: Major Insurers Fleeing Exchanges

When systems become unmanageable, inefficient, or downright tyrannical, people flee it.   And, at the present time, pickings are going to be rather slim in many, if not most of the ObamaCare exchanges, because the major insurance carriers are saying “nyet, comrade,” to participating in them.   (CNSNews.com) – Major health insurance companies–Blue Cross, Aetna, United, Humana–have decided not to participate in various states in the Obamacare health-insurance exchanges that will be the only place Americans will be able to buy a health insurance plan using the federal subsidies authorized under the Obamacare law. Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act […]

Elections Have Consequences: 77% of all Jobs Created in 2013 are Part Time Due to ObamaCare

For several years now, people have raised the warning that ObamaCare would prompt employers to hire part time workers instead of full time.  The reason is simple-if you have too many full time staff, you either have to buy them insurance, or pay a fine.  Then, with insurance premiums skyrocketing due to the extra costs inflicted by ObamaCare, providing health insurance is completely out of the reach of many small businesses.  Also, even paying the fines are prohibitive. As I’ve covered before, many businesses have cut hours for workers because the cumulative fines would be more than their yearly profit.  […]

Elections Have Consequences: White Castle Considers Hiring no More Full Time Employees

People were warned that a vote for Obama would cost them, but far too many were in  spigot cities, or were low information voters that bleated to the MSM’s beat, and tapped a touch screen for Obama.  Now, many more are paying the price.  White Castle, the well known burger joint, is joining other companies in considering if they can stay in business while paying for insurance, or paying ObamaCare fines.  The fast food restaurant best known for its small, square burgers and role in the 2004 movie “Harold and Kumar go to White Castle,” is considering only hiring part-time workers […]

Maybe They Should Have Read it: ObamaCare Causes Massive Increase in Health Insurance Premiums

We’ve covered it before, and it’s still happening.  Health insurance premiums have taken off with the impending implementation of ObamaCare, and don’t appear to be slowing anytime soon.  We covered the beginning of this just recently. ObamaCare Damage: Health Insurance Premiums Rise Under Obama Elections Have Consequences: “Startling Rate Increases” Due to ObamaCare However, our friend Wyblog has the latest.   Obamacare: You get less than half the value at more than twice the price! I think Democrats call that “fairness”. Meanwhile in California, rates are going up twenty percent next year. Blue Shield of California is calling for a 20% rate hike on […]

College Students Hammered by ObamaCare-Just in Time for the Election

Yesterday, I asked the question, which is worse, being Obama’s enemy, or his friend?  That line resonates a bit more today, given that college students, who overwhelmingly supported Obama in 2008, are being repaid for that support-in higher insurance rates thanks to ObamaCare.  The Lonely Conservative has more… College students who purchase their health insurance policies through their colleges may be in for a shock when they get the bill. Colleges all over the country are raising premiums drastically to cover the costs associated with Obamacare. In North Carolina, where Democrats are hoping young voters will help them win the […]

Howard Dean Admits and Supports Conservative Claim That People will Lose Their Plan Under ObamaCare

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Ever since we got a glimpse of what is in ObamaCare, we started predicting that people would lose their coverage.  And as time has worn on, it has started to happen.  But for background, here is what President Obama said about it in 2009… Again, we covered all the intervening nonsense, including companies writing off billions under ObamaCare, the $500,000,000 that the ObamaCare takes out of Medicare, and a host of others.  Of course, we also covered the earlier statements of Obama, and the more current statements of prominent Democrats that suggested the single payer was the end goal.  In pursuit of that end, […]