Covered California Enrollments May Be “Looking Pretty Good” If One Is Willing To Dismiss Reality

ObamaCare Covered CaliforniaObamaCare/Covered California: 1.1 Million Health Ins Policies Canceled Less Than 80,000 Have Signed Up for Govt Managed Health Insurance
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New York Times columnist Paul Krugman writes that ObamaCare/Covered California is “looking pretty good” but that is, only if one dismisses reality.

Nearly two months have lapsed since the ObamaCare roll-out took place and the facts in California and the nation speak for themselves and no political hyperbole, Obama Administration talking points or their dinosaur media minions can spin the numbers to say they mean something different than what they are.

The Los Angeles Times reports that ‘Covered California’ health insurance exchange has posted ‘solid enrollment’ since the October 01–signing up nearly 80,000 people in ObamaCare approved health plans through the 19 November but fails to take into account for over 1 million cancellation notices that have been sent out to California residents that had and paid for their own health insurance before ObamaCare or the other mostly unreported consequences since the federal seizure of 20% of the nations economy.

Likewise, according to Watchdog.org a recent survey of California’s top hospitals has revealed that most contract with only 1 or 2 insurance companies under ObamaCare even though ‘Covered California’ has 11 companies left to choose from following the departure of three major health insurance providers that have chose to opt out of one of the largest insurance markets in the nation. Loma Linda Univ Medical Center has refused to participate altogether and has no contracts with ObamaCare participating insurance companies, leaving people with fewer health care  and insurance options than before the federal mandated health insurance law went into effect.

Nationwide the news doesn’t get any better, according to US News & World Report in late October, Americans who sign-up for ObamaCare will be getting a big surprise if they expect premium health care that may been previously covered under their personal policies. Most of the top hospitals will only accept insurance from just one or two companies under ObamaCare.

Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal in its assessment of Obama’s signature legislative achievement reports that “ObamaCare’s insurance costs more in return for worse coverage.”

How sad–that this was the best Obama and a Democrat Majority Congress had to offer Americans, when they rammed through the ‘Affordable Unaffordable Care Act’ without a single Republican vote, which we all now know whats in the bill since they passed it.

Mr. Obama: What Do You Have to Say to 7 Yr Old Hunter Alford Who Has Lost His Health Ins Coverage Because of ObamaCare

Obama LetterObama’s ‘Respectful’ Letter to Conservatives: I have “made fun”
of Tea Baggers –HotAir

In Obama’s personal hand written letter to a Conservative Texas school teacher he writes:

“I sincerely believe the health care reform bill was the right thing to do for the country…And I hope that in the months to come, you will keep an open mind and evaluate it based not on the political attacks but on what it does or doesn’t do to improve peoples lives.”

Such as the 7 year old Hunter Alford of Gainsville, TX who is battling a rare form of cancer but lost his health insurance because of ObamaCare, World Net Daily reported this week.

Hunter Alford

Americans were told the health care law was designed to help children just like Hunter, born with a deadly pre-existing condition and little means to pay for expensive treatments.

Mr. Obama, what about the more than 1 Million California residents that have lost their health insurance thanks to ObamaCare or Malynda Birozy@Twitter who said about ObamaCare/Covered California: “I could actually afford health coverage before ObamaCare! Now I can’t afford any!!!”

What do you tell all of these people Mr. President?

Prayer of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Prayer--Norman Rockwell, Saturday Evening Post

(Catholic Online) Father in Heaven, Creator of all and source of all goodness and love, please look kindly upon us and receive our heartfelt gratitude in this time of giving thanks.

Thank you for all the graces and blessings You have bestowed upon us spiritual and temporal, our faith and our Christian heritage, our food and shelter, our health the love we have for one another our family and friends and the love we have for those absent but thought of daily.

Dear Father, in your infinite generosity, please grant us continued graces and blessings throughout the coming year.

This we ask humbly and in reverence, in the name of Jesus, Your Son and our Brother. Amen.

Obama’s Shut Down of Vatican Embassy & Hostility Towards Christians and Jews Knows No Bounds

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(Townhall) What would you do next if you successfully brokered a ‘Neville Chamberlin’ style deal with a rogue state that wants to annihilate America and her Middle East allies–especially Israel?

Well you’d downgrade diplomatic ties with the Vatican of course, at least thats what you would do if you were working in the Obama White House.

The Obama Administration has announced that they will shut down the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See and relocate it to a ‘safer location’ on the grounds of the American Embassy in Italy.

Officially, the Obama Administration is explaining the relocation effort as a ‘security measure’ in reaction to the attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi (which it claimed was a spontaneous attack because of an anti-Islam video) because ya know, those crazy Vatican Catholics are naturally a militant bunch. Heaven forbid someone makes an anti-Christian video! Whoa-Mama, the whole place could erupt into a deadly string of mass prayers and forgiveness.

The decision on part of the Obama Administration to move the U.S. Embassy is being interpreted by many as a slap in the face to the Vatican, at the very least, it is likely to produce a tension that will lead to a deterioration of U.S./Vatican communication and cooperation.

Adding to the suspicion that the Obama Administration’s decision is primarily political and not based in security concerns, is the fact that the current Embassy has state of the art security, according to former U.S. Ambassador James Nicholson, the current location is highly secure and pivotal to continuing relations with the Holy See.

Obama’s open hostility towards Christians & Jews and support of radical Islamic Jihadists is unfortunately well established in recent years and this latest chapter by the Obama Administration, comes during a time of Obama’s pledge to ‘fundamentally transform America’ into something we just did not know and could never have expected to occur just a short decade ago.

Related: 5 Former U.S. Envoys to Holy See Protest Obama’s Decision

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Where’s the Coverage of Iran’s President Rouhani’s Own Words?

Nearly 80 Million People on Employer Health Plans Will Lose Their Health Insurance Next Year

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(FOX News) Neatly 80 Million people with employer health plans will find their coverage canceled because there not compliant with the Affordable Unaffordable Care Act–Their losses would be in addition to the millions that have received cancellation notices for the same reason.

Stan Veyger of the American Enterprise Institute appearing on CNBC ‘Squawk Box’ said that in addition to the individual cancellations, “at least half the people on employer health plans would by 2014 start losing plans as well.

Related:  One California Employer’s Terrifying True Story

U.S. Banks Warn Federal Reserve Interest Rate Cut May Result Costing You a Fee to Hold Your Money

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(Business Insider) It may seem outrageous however bank customers may soon have to anticipate being charged to keep their money in U.S. Banks according to Market Watch should the Federal Reserve reduces what it pays banks on the excess reserves–that is, reserve amounts over the minimum that the Fed requires held in the central bank.

Banks have said this is the side-effect of the Federal Reserve Quantitative Easing strategy that began during Obama’s Watch in March, 2009 to keep interest rates at historically low rates believing that this would spur investment and consumption, thereby increasing employment.

How’s Obama’s central planning working out for you?

Related: Quantitative Easing–You’re Soaking In It –CATO

Nuclear Deal Victory for Islamic Fascist Iran, Blow to American Hostages, Israel & World Security

Saeed AbediniPresident Obama: Have You Forgot About American Pastor Saeed Abedini Held Hostage in an Iranian Prison?
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Robert LevinsonPresident Obama: Have You Forgot About American Robert Levinson Being Held Hostage in Iran?
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Iranian DealIranian Nuclear Deal Fails to Include the Release of Americans Held by the Islamic Fascist Regime
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(FOX News) Islamic Fascist Iran and 6 world powers reached a deal today that we’re told will halt parts of Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for what is described by the Obama Administration as “modest relief” from international sanctions over the regimes ambitious nuclear program.

President Obama, speaking from the White House while Secy of State John Kerry inked the agreement in Geneva, called it a “first step toward a comprehensive solution.”

The nuclear deal while historic is a six month agreement which Sen Marco Rubio (R-FL) said that the agreement,”makes a nuclear Iran more, not less likely,” and calling it “a blow to our allies in the region who are already concerned about America’s commitment to their security and it sends the wrong message to the Iranian people, who continue to suffer under the repressive rule of their leaders who have only their own self-preservation in mind.”

While the Obama Administration is so anxious for what they perceive to be a foreign policy accomplishment of anything after their utter failures in Benghazi, Syria, Egypt and the recent ObamaCare roll-out fiasco, they continue to show their naivety in negotiating with Iran, which has demonstrated it has no credibility as long as they continue to hold American’s hostage, continue to fund Hamas and Hezbollah, exporting terrorism and killing Americans, with no consideration of the consequences because there are none.

Related: Iranian Nuclear Deal Begins Middle East Arms Race

State Dept 2010: Iran Sponsors Terrorists Who Kill Americans

Iran Threatens Brutal Attacks on Americans & Obama Family if U.S. Hits Syria

The ‘Affordable Car Act’

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(Dgroatauthor) I got a letter from my automobile manufacturer saying that due to the ‘Affordable Car Act’ (ACA) my current vehicle had been canceled and should be mailed back to the factory, postage paid.

After a 79 hour wait to get on the ACA website, I found that having chosen and paid for my car and liked it for several years, the government decided either it was not good enough or too good for me. When I checked into it further, I discovered that the new law, affectionately called “ObamaCar” required me to drive something with child car seats installed in the rear (even though I have no children) an automatic pine-scent air distribution system (even though I hate that smell) an adjustable brake pedal that would accommodate drivers as short as Jockey’s and as tall as NBA players (even though I’m six feet) passenger room for seven (even though I never drive anyone to the polls) plastic seat covers with little nubs on them (even though I hate a cold butt in the Winter) and a built in air conditioned GPS-WiFi Bluetooth device built by the NSA and connected to their master computer that will give me driving directions to all Democratic Party office sites (even though I am a registered member of the Birthday Party whose slogan is: Let Them Eat Cake Once a Year. A state-of-the-art (the ACA website words not mine) satellite stereo that plays any kind of Polka music I want (even though I prefer Classic Rock) and an articulating high speed water jet spray arm that automatically washes the car every Tuesday at 9:00 AM (even though its still in the garage. The necessity for the device is attributed to an EPA ruling that says dirt is hazardous to the environment because it leads to ‘Global Worming’ extensive scientific testing funded by numerous government grants has finally confirmed that worms do live in dirt.)

After I put in all my personal information and promise to send as much money as possible along with two pints of blood every month to Washington, I was presented with my choices for my “Car Replacement Affordable Plan” (known by the government acronym ‘CRAP’ and privately called ‘Big Stuff’ BS by Joe Biden) Making my decision was not difficult (even though the website promised a vast array of plans) since I was presented with only four variations of the ‘Tato Nano’ (made in India) identical in every respect except color. I had to pick from “Blame the Republicans” Red, “There’s No Blue in Blue” Blue, “A New Progressive Sunrise” Yellow and the “Color of Our National Debt” Green. I would have preferred green but I discovered that the choice would not allow me to pay cash and required me to borrow the purchase price at 60% interest amortized for the length of my life (said length to be determined by the government at a later date with no requirement for advance notice) So I chose, “There’s No Blue in Blue” Blue (actually the picture was White) now I’m really confused.

My biggest disappointment with CRAP was learning it was going to cost me $65,000 and I wouldn’t be able to keep my current driver. I would be forced to choose a new driver from a list approved by the government and when I put in my zip code, I was told my driver would be Herman and he would only be available on Tuesday afternoons since he refused to drive a dirty car. I try to make solace from the knowledge that soon no one in the country will be without a car and we will have succeeded in spreading CRAP throughout the land.

God Bless America.

Oh I’m sorry. That was part of the CRAP small print. I’m not allowed to say that anymore. The government promised to email me an acceptable phrase to use in its place in the next six to ten years or if I needed it sooner, I could apply for one on the newly established website WTF.gov (watch the Frase) the spelling was approved by the newly appointed Lexicography Czar, who released a statement saying, that using the letters ‘ph’ when the letter “f” would work is now banned since it was fairer to the citizenry to require everyone to write fonetikally.

Obama Cartoon of the Day

ObamaCare ‘Buy 1 Month Get 3 Free’ Gives Fraudsters Ability to Stiff Health Care Providers

The Walking Deadbeats

(Watchdog.org) A little known provision tucked  inside nearly 11,000 pages of ObamaCare regulations, doles out ‘Buy 1 Month Get 3 Free’ months of health care to individuals that choose to default on their premiums but soon, only for those not living in California.

People that receive the ObamaCare federal subsidy will be permitted to incur a 3 month ‘grace period’ if they can’t or won’t pay their premiums and then simply cancel their policies stiffing doctors and hospitals–their only down side is that they’ll have to wait the for following year’s ‘open enrollment’ if they want ObamaCare coverage again.

“It will break the system said, Rep Louie Golmert (R-TX) “This is a huge piece of evidence to show this can’t work, you will bankrupt the system and bankrupt people involved.”

“The hospitals, doctors and insurance companies will be left holding the bag. There will be disagreements over who will pay for it. Lawyers will get involved because we are talking about a lot of money,” added Golmert.

The State of California has decided to nix ‘Buy 1 Month Get 3 Free’ regulation in ObamaCare and says it is drafting language to state law that will say, policy holders will be suspended and unable to use their ObamaCare plan after one month of non-payment, which is consistent with other health insurance plans purchased outside ‘Covered California’ exchange.

Besides the ‘Buy 1 Month Get 3 Free’ non-sense ObamaCare rule, the Affordable Unaffordable Care Act also violates other California laws:

  • Prompt Pay: Which states that health plans must propmptly reimburse health care providers and
  • Rescission: The State of California has a host of conditions that must be in place before retroactively terminating a policy of insurance, none of which are addressed in ObamaCare.

In related ObamaCare/Covered California news, President Obama’s so called “ACA Cancellation Fix” which he announced last week, that would by ‘Executive Fiat’ allow insurance companies to sell policies of health insurance for one additional year which do not meet the new ObamaCare mandates, in order to help Democrats that voted for the health care law that they never read before passing, has been rejected by ‘Covered California’ Board of Directors in a unanimous decision today despite President Obama’s pleas at the White House this week with state insurance commissioners.