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10 states where Lucifercare wipes out existing healthcare plans

O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay! (Lewis Carroll, “Jabberwocky“)

I bring you great tidings of . . . bad news.

The following is culled from Sarah Hurtubise’s article for The Daily Caller, Sept. 28, 2013. I’ve changed certain names (e.g., Obama to Pres. Lucifer; Obamacare to Lucifercare) to indict the guilty.

President Lucifer  famously had promised the American people that under his (un)Affordable Care Act, we can keep our existing healthcare plan. He said:

“If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan!”

and

“If you are among the hundreds of millions of Americans who already have health insurance through your job, or Medicare, or Medicaid, or the VA, nothing in this plan will require you or your employer to change the coverage or the doctor you have!”

All lies.

Back in 2009, Nancy Pelosi famously said that “we” (Congress) must pass Lucifercare in order that “we” (the American people) find out what’s in it.

The second “we” refers to us plebians, not the first “we” of Congress, because after foisting Lucifercare on us plebians, Congress exempted themselves and droves of privileged others from Lucifercare.

Who's exempt from Obamacare

You’ve got to hand it to that Pelosi. She’s right!

Every day since Congress passed and the POS signed that accursed Act into law, we are finding out the rot that’s in Lucifercare.

Here are ten states where consumers may like their health care plans, but — SURPRISE! — we won’t be able to keep them:

1. California: 58,000 will lose their plans under Lucifercare; another 54% of Californians expect to lose their coverage, according to an August poll. The health plans that have exited California’s Lucifercare exchange include:

  • Aetna, America’s third largest insurer, left in July 2013.
  • UnitedHealth.
  • Anthem Blue Cross‘s health plan for small businesses.

2. Missouri: Patients of the state’s largest hospital system — which spans 13 hospitals including the St. Louis Children’s Hospital — will not be covered by the largest insurer on Lucifercare exchanges, Anthem BlueCross BlueShield. Anthem covers 79,000 patients in Missouri who may seek subsidies on Lucifercare exchanges, but won’t be able to see any doctors in the BJC HealthCare system. (Are you as confused as I am?)

3. Connecticut: Aetna won’t offer insurance on the Lucifercare exchange in its own home state, where it was founded in 1850. The reason? “We believe the modification to the rates filed by Aetna will not allow us to collect enough premiums to cover the cost of the plans and meet the service expectations of our customers,” said Aetna spokesman Susan Millerick.

4. Maryland: 13,000 individuals covered by Aetna and its recently-purchased Coventry Health Care won’t be able to keep their insurance plans if they want Lucifercare subsidies on the exchanges. Aetna and Coventry canceled plans to offer insurance in the exchange when state officials wouldn’t allow them to charge premiums high enough to cover costs.

5. South Carolina: 28,000 people were insured by Medical Mutual of Ohio, SC’s second-largest insurance company, until it decided to leave the state entirely in July due to Lucifercare’s “vast and quite complex” new regulations. Company spokesman Ed Byers said Medical Mutual’s patients would be switched over to United Healthcare plans instead.

Obamacare bureaucratic mazeClick to enlarge!

6. New York: Aetna pulled out of New York’s exchange in late August in an effort to keep their plans “financially viable,” said Aetna spokeswoman Cynthia Michener.

7. New Jersey: 1.1 million Aetna customers are at risk in New Jersey, where the leading insurer also won’t be a part of the exchange.

8. Iowa: Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Iowa’s largest health insurer, decided not to offer plans in the Lucifercare exchange. It sells 86% of Iowa’s individual health insurance plans.

9. Wisconsin: Two of the three largest insurers in the state won’t offer plans on the exchange. United Healthcare and Humana patients will have to get a new health insurer to buy insurance on Obamacare exchanges.

10. Georgia: Just five insurers are participating in Georgia’s Obamacare exchange. Medical Mutual of Ohio left Georgia and Indiana as well as South Carolina, due to Lucifercaree regulations. Aetna, along with Coventry, also decided against participating in the George health exchange.

~Eowyn

How Washington, DC lives high on the hog

. . . while our (official) national debt is now $17 TRILLION — which is over 106% of America’s GDP — and each taxpayer’s share of that debt is more than $148,000.

corrupt politician

Just the other day Nancy Pelosi insisted that there were “no more cuts to make” to the federal budget.

Filthy rotten liar!

Here are  ways the politicos in Congress, the White House, and the federal government bureaucracy are living like fatted pigs, at the expense of long-suffering taxpayers.

1. In one recent year, taxpayers spent more than $1.4 billion on the Obamas.  Meanwhile, British taxpayers only spent about $58 million dollars on the entire royal family. Just one trip that the Obamas took — to Africa — cost U.S. taxpayers about $100 million.

2. The POS has only have one dog named “Bo”, but the White House “dog handler” reportedly makes $102,000 per year and sometimes he is even flown to where the POS and FLPOS are vacationing so that he can take care of Bo.

3. There is always at least one projectionist at the White House 24 hours a day just in case someone wants to watch a movie.  Apparently turning on a DVD player is too much to ask.

4. During 2012, the salaries of Obama’s three climate change advisers combined came to a grand total of more than $370,000. Overall, 139 different White House staffers made at least $100,000 during 2012, 20 of whom made the maximum of $172,200.

5. Taxpayers also shell out beaucoup bucks for the VPOS. When Joe Biden and his staff took a recent trip to London, the hotel bill cost U.S. taxpayers $459,388.65. The VPOS stopped over in Paris, where the hotel bill for just one night was $585,000.50. When VPOS visited Moscow for two days in 2011, the total hotel bill came to $665,445.

6. Taxpayers spend an annual average of $4,005,900 per person on the “personal” and “office” expenses of U.S. senators. Those expenses include:

  • Hair care: the Senate Hair Care Services cost taxpayers about $5.25 million over 15 years, including more than $40,000 for each of 6 barbers ($80,000 for the head barber) last fiscal year.
  • Shoe shine: The shoeshine attendant at the U.S. Senate was paid more than $40,000 last year.

7. Congressional pensions: Once they leave Washington, former members of Congress continue to collect huge checks for the rest of their lives:

  • In 2011, 280 former lawmakers who averaged around 20 years of service and retired under a former government pension system received average annual pensions of $70,620, according to a Congressional Research Service report. Another 215 retirees (elected in 1984 or later with an average of 15 years of service) received average annual checks of roughly $40,000 a year.
  • Some former lawmakers are collecting federal pensions for life worth at least $100,000 annually. They include Newt Gingrich, Bob Dole, Trent Lott, Dick Gephardt and Dick Cheney.
  • Speaker of the House John Boehner will bring home a yearly pension of close to $85,000 if he left Congress when his current term ends in 2014.

Note that Congress is full of millionaires:

8. Taxpayers also spend approximately $3.6 million a year to support the lavish lifestyles of former presidents Jimmy Carter, George Bush the elder, Bill Clinton, and George Bush the younger, who are all multimillionaires.

9. Nearly 500,000 federal employees make at least $100,000 a year. During one recent year, the average federal employee in the Washington D.C. area received total compensation worth more than $126,000. During one recent year, compensation for federal employees came to a grand total of approximately $447 billion. 77,000 federal workers make more than the governors of their own states do.

10. Lastly, but not the least, the denizens of both Congress and the White House exempt themselves from Obamacare!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Source: Economic Collapse Blog

~Eowyn

Americans in shock as businesses cut work hours and health benefits because of Obamacare

elections have consequencesDo you remember then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi calling on Americans to support the massive Obamacare bill that no Congress critter had actually read, saying that “we must pass it to find out what’s in it”?

Every day since the passage of that monstrous piece of legislation, we are finding out exactly “what’s in it.” Increasingly, more and more Americans have discovered that the Affordable Care Act is not just unaffordable, but is costing them dearly, as work hours are slashed to part time and spouses are slashed from their company’s healthcare coverage.

As examples, in October 2012, Orlando-based Darden Restaurants stopped offering full-time schedules to many hourly workers in some  Olive Gardens, Red Lobsters and LongHorn Steakhouses. The next month, Pennyslyvania’s Community College of Allegheny County slashed instructors’ hours to avoid Obamacare. In April 2013, citing Obamacare, Regal Entertainment Group, the biggest U.S. movie theater chain cut its employee hours; followed in July by an Indiana hospital chain, St. Vincent Health, firing 865 employees because of Obamacare.

Here are the latest:

Forever 21

1. Forever 21

Three days ago, a leaked memo from the clothing boutique chain Forever 21 revealed that beginning August 31, the company is reducing its employee hours to part time. In so doing, those employees will also lose medical, dental, vision and voluntary coverage.

William Bigelow reports for Breitbart.com that the company released a statement on Facebook claiming that “less than 1% of all U.S. store employees” would be affected. Although the company insists that the cuts are not due to Obamacare, it is being disingenuous because the company is cutting its employee hours to a maximum of 29.5 a week—a fraction less than the 30 hours a week designated by Obamacare as full-time employment. This allows Forever 21 to sidestep the law’s requirement for companies who employ 50 or more workers to provide health insurance coverage for full-time employees.

Strangely, instead of blaming Obamacare, some consumers are blaming Forever 21. As examples, see here, here, and here.

2. University of Virginia

Bob Schilling reports for BearingDrift.com that the University of Virginia (UoV) announced today that due to “rising health care costs,” starting January 1 next year, working spouses who have access to coverage through their own employer, will be ineligible for UoV insurance coverage.

The University blames Obamacare for an anticipated $7.3 million cost increase next year, which doesn’t include the millions more in Obamacare taxes that punish the university for its “generous” employee health care offerings.

3. UPS

Bizjournals.com reports that UPS or United Parcel Service Inc. plans to remove 15,000 spouses from its medical plan because they are eligible for coverage elsewhere. The Atlanta-based logistics company points to the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare, as a big reason for the decision, reports Kaiser Health News.

In a memo to employees, UPS says that rising medical costs, “combined with the costs associated with the Affordable Care Act, have made it increasingly difficult to continue providing the same level of health care benefits to our employees at an affordable cost.” As a result, 15,000 working spouses of UPS’s workers, who are eligible for coverage by their own employers, will be excluded from the UPS health plan in 2014.

4. Businesses in Charlottesville, VA

Paul Bedard reports for the Washington Examiner that Obamacare has forced many firms in Charlottesville, VA, to switch to part-time workers, according to an online memo to investors by David John Marotta and Megan Russell of Marotta Wealth Management, an influential money management team.

The memo says, “Economic self-defense has many firms forcing their employees to work less than 30 hours a week regardless of their preference or availability. This trend seems to be universal even here in Charlottesville.”

One manager was told he’d be fired if he hired a 50th full-time worker, the number that triggers the costly Obamacare system. Going over 50 means firms will either have to start offering health insurance or pay a significant fine.

5. Other U.S. companies

Charlottesville, VA is not alone. Dan Mangan reports for CNBC, Aug. 21, 2013, that a survey by Towers Watson of 420 American mid- and large-sized companies finds most are envisioning changes to their employees’ health insurance offerings so as to control employee-related health costs that are expected to increase under Obamacare.

Nearly 60% of the companies—which collectively employ 8.7 million people—are considering shifting the work of insuring their workers off from the company plan to private health insurance exchanges. The same companies also are increasingly unlikely to offer their employer-sponsored health plan for retirees older than age 65, off-loading them to Obamacare state insurance exchanges and Medicare.

See also:

~Eowyn

Dancing fools…

DailyMail: At an event to honor a fellow representative in Washington on Thursday, veteran Democrat Nancy Pelosi bust out some mom moves. House Minority Leader Pelosi danced and sang as Mary Wilson, the founding member of The Supremes, sang 1965 hit Stop! In The Name Of Love.

Yet her enthusiasm was infectious and she was soon joined by other political figures and an actress as they paid tribute to the longest-serving congressman in history, John Dingell.

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was the next to join in with the Sixties dancing style, though she  wasn’t quite as committed as Pelosi.

Then the politicians were joined by Wonder  Woman, or at least Lynda Carter, most famous for playing the role in the 1970s  TV series and Miss World USA 1972.

But it wasn’t just Democrats getting in on  the act. Republican Speaker John Boehner could also be seen behind the row of  women smiling and mouthing along with the words.

Also on stage, and the most energetic  performer of them all, was Debbie Dingell, wife of John Dingell and a figure in  the Michigan Democratic Party.

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Obamacare offers free sterilization to teens

Do you remember then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi calling on Americans to support the massive Obamacare bill that no Congressperson had actually read, saying that “we must pass it to find out what’s in it”?

Every day since the passage of that monstrous piece of legislation, we are finding out exactly “what’s in it.”

Here’s another “what” that’s in the abomination of the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare:

Did you know that Obamacare offers free sterilization to teenagers?

That isn’t actually in the Orwellian-named “Affordable Care Act” (Obamacare is anything but affordable). The devil is in the detail — in the many administrative rules and regulations conjured by the Executive Branch of the U.S. federal government to implement Obamacare.

Elizabeth Harrington reports for CNSNews that the preventive services regulation that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has issued under the Obamacare law requires health care plans to offer free sterilizations to girls as young as their teens.

The HHS mandate, which took effect last August 1, requires nearly all health care plans in the United States to provide, without cost sharing, “all Food and Drug Administration approved contraceptive methods, sterilization procedures, and patient education and counseling for all women with reproductive capacity, from menarche to menopause,” which means all females who have begun ovulating, including teenagers.

POS and SibeliusPresident Lucifer and his henchwoman, the nominally-Catholic HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. (AP Photo)

The National Institutes of Health says that U.S. females usually start to menstruate “around age 12.” Thus the HHS-mandated insurance coverage providing sterilizations without cost-sharing would apply to girls as young as 12.

The Obama Administration announced in March that the preventive services mandate would also apply to college and university health plans, “to ensure students enrolled in these plans benefit from important consumer protections in the Affordable Care Act,” an HHS Fact Sheet stated.

H/t FOTM’s Sunny.

~Eowyn

Another mob of Black teens “working twice as hard” terrorizing Chicago

Alexandria Fisher reports for NBC5 Chicago that on Saturday night, May 18, 2013, Chicago once again was subjected to an unruly “flash mob”.

A group of 40 to 60 teens was seen disrupting and running through traffic along North Michigan Avenue in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood. Police arrested 12 people, including 11 juveniles, for obstructing traffic and being reckless.

The disturbance came on the same day that Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed into law new legislation that would implement harsher penalties for violent flash mobs who organize via social media.

Recent attacks along Chicago’s “Magnificent Mile” prompted concerns from many area residents. Last month, more than two dozen teens were arrested after groups began randomly attacking each other and pedestrians. “We see it virtually every year when the weather gets warm,” Supt. Garry McCarthy said after last month’s attacks.

The “flash mob” on April 1, 2013, involved as many as 300 to 400 swarming teens.

Reporters refuse to say it, but hundreds of “teens” swarming on city streets, “attaching each other and pedestrians” is a form of TERRORISM.

Reporters today simply refuse to actually report the facts. Facts like who these flash mobs are, and who are the “unruly teens” whom police arrested.

So let’s play a “Guess Who” game!

Here are some pictures from last Saturday night’s mob scene in Chicago’s “Magnificent Mile”:

Chicago mobChicago police officers monitor a group of teens near the intersection of Chicago and Michigan Ave., May 18, 2013. (Nuccio DiNuzzo / Chicago Tribune)

Below are 4 screenshots I took from NBC5 Chicago’s news video (which you can watch for yourself by going here):

Chicago1Chicago2Chicago4Chicago5And here are screenshots I took from the NBCChicago news video of the “flash mob” of 300-400 teens on April 1, 2013 (you can watch the video for yourself, here):

ChicagoChicago1Chicago2Chicago3Chicago4Chicago5

So,how did you do in our “Guess Who” game?

On May 19, 2013, a day after the “flash mob” of “unruly teens” ran amuck in Chicago’s “Magnificent Mile,” President Lucifer the POS played the race card when he gave the Commencement address at the black college Morehouse College.

The man who became President of the United States despite being a B-average student, actually said: “As an African American you have to work twice as hard as anyone else if you want to get by.”

Hey, you POS in the White House. By “working twice as hard as anyone else,” are you referring to those “African American” teens in those “flash mobs” in your home Chi-town?

~Eowyn

Don Rickles, He Certainly Has A Way With Words.

 

 

Rickles

 

This may be a bit dated, but what the hey.   :D

Only at 84 could he get away with this…

Hello, Dummies! Oh my God, look at you. Anyone else hurt in the accident?
Seriously, 
Senator Reid has a face of a Saint… a Saint Bernard. Now I know why they call you the arithmetic man. You add partisanship, subtract pleasure, divide attention, and multiply ignorance. Reid is so physically unimposing, he makes Pee Wee Herman look like Mr. T. And Reid’s so dumb, he makes Speaker Pelosi look like an intellectual. Nevada is soooo screwed! If I were less polite, I’d say Reid makes Kevin Federline look successful.

Speaking of the Speaker… Nancy Pelosi, hubba, hubba! Hey baby, you must’ve been something before electricity. Seriously, the ex- Speaker may look like an idiot and talks like an idiot but don’t let that fool you. She really is an idiot.  

Charlie Rangel… Still alive and still robbing the taxpayers blind. What does that make, six decades of theft? Rangel’s the only man with a rent-controlled mansion. He’s the guy who writes our tax laws but forgot to pay taxes on $75 grand in rental income! So why isn’t he the Treasury Secretary? Rangel runs more scams than a Nigerian Banker. 

Barney Frank… he’s a better actor than Fred Flintstone. Consider that he and Dodd caused the whole financial meltdown, and they’re not only not serving time with Bubba and Rodney, they’re still heading up the financial system! Let’s all admit it… Barney Frank slobbers more than a sheepdog on Novocain. How did this guy get elected? Oh, that’s right… he’s from Massachusetts . That’s the state that elects Mr. Charisma, John Kerry… man of the people!

You know, if Senator Dodd were any more crooked, you could open wine bottles with him. Here’s a news flash, Dodd: When your local newspaper calls you a “lying weasel,” it may be time to retire. Dodd’s involved in more shady deals than the Clintons . Even Rangel looks up to him!

Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, I really respect you… Especially given your upbringing ~ All you’ve overcome. I heard your birth certificate is an apology from the condom factory. I don’t know what makes you so dumb, but it really works for you. Personally, I don’t think you’re a fool, but what’s my opinion compared to that of thousands of others?

As for President Hussein Obama, what can I say? They say Hussein is arrogant and aloof, but I don’t agree. Now it’s true when you enter the room, you have to kiss his ring. I don’t mind, but he has it in his back pocket.
His mind is open to new ideas… so open that ideas simply pass through it. Obama lies so much, I was actually surprised to find out his first name really is Barry or Barack or something? Just don’t ask about his middle name! But Obama was able to set a record… He actually lied more in one day than 
Bill Clinton did in four years.

President Obama just completed the UNHOLY and ANTI-AMERICAN TRIFECTA:

1st president in 110 years to miss the annual Army-Navy Football Game.
1st president to not attend any Christmas religious observance.
1st president to stay on vacation after a terrorist attack.

AND ALL IN THE SAME MONTH! WHAT A GREAT MUSLIM PRESIDENT!!

So, Are You Going To Share This

WITH ALL YOUR FRIENDS?

OR …

AM I GONNA HAVE TO COME LOOKING FOR YA?      :D

~Steve~              H/T My Dear Friend Jean

Sure fire weight-loss secret: The Nancy Pelosi workout!

Is one of your New Year resolutions to lose weight?

Never fear!

Here’s a winning method — and it won’t cost you a dime! :D

H/t sage_brush

~Eowyn

Fiscal Cliff averted! And What’s wrong with this story?

The White House and congressional leaders have reached a deal to avert the fiscal cliff, a Democratic source familiar with the negotiations confirmed. The agreement includes a two-month delay of the sequester, which had been scheduled to begin on Jan. 2. President Barack Obama spoke with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi about the agreement and both leaders have signed off on it, according to the source.

Does Any one happen to see John Boehner’s name anywhere in this drivel?
~Steve~
For more information… http://www.politico.com

Another Obamacare surprise: You’ll pay $63 more for healthcare insurance

Election has consequences.

Do you remember, mere days before the House’s dramatic late-night passage of Obamacare, then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) saying that “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it”?

Surprise!

Here’s another new Obamacare cost increase!

32 months after Congress passed Obamacare, regulation after regulation is coming out of the Obama regime’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The latest is a requirement that every private health plan in America be subject to a $63 fee, which will go toward a fund to subsidize people with pre-existing conditions. The $63-per-head fee is expected to affect 190 million health care plans held by individuals or provided by employers.

Now we find out that when Obama said his Obamacare will not deny coverage to people with pre-existing health conditions, no matter how dire, he meant all of us with health insurance will pay for the added costs. It’s called “Spreading the Wealth,” which is otherwise called Socialism. And we all know how well socialism turned out to be. [snark]

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar reports for the Associated Press, Dec. 10, 2012, that the new $63-per-head fee is buried in a recent HHS regulation, which employers likely will pass on to workers.

Chantel Sheaks, an employee benefits lawyer and a principal at Xerox subsidiary Buck Consultants, calls it a “sleeper issue” with significant financial consequences, particularly for large employers: “Especially at a time when we are facing economic uncertainty, [companies will] be hit with a multimillion-dollar assessment without getting anything back for it.”

Most of the money will go into a fund administered by the Health and Human Services Department. It will be used to cushion health insurance companies from the initial hard-to-predict costs of covering uninsured people with medical problems. Under the law, insurers will be forbidden from turning away the sick as of Jan. 1, 2014.

The program “is intended to help millions of Americans purchase affordable health insurance, reduce unreimbursed usage of hospital and other medical facilities by the uninsured and thereby lower medical expenses and premiums for all,” the Obama administration says in the regulation. An accompanying media fact sheet issued Nov. 30 referred to “contributions” without detailing the total cost and scope of the program.

Of the total pot, $5 billion will go directly to the U.S. Treasury, apparently to offset the cost of shoring up employer-sponsored coverage for early retirees.

The $25 billion fee is part of a bigger package of taxes and fees to finance Obama’s expansion of coverage to the uninsured. It all comes to about $700 billion over 10 years, and includes higher Medicare taxes effective this Jan. 1 on individuals making more than $200,000 per year or couples making more than $250,000. People above those threshold amounts also face an additional 3.8 percent tax on their investment income.

But the $63 insurance fee ($5.25 per month) had been overlooked as employers focused on other costs in the law, including fines for medium and large firms that don’t provide coverage. “This kind of came out of the blue and was a surprisingly large amount,” said Gretchen Young, senior vice president for health policy at the ERISA Industry Committee, a group that represents large employers on benefits issues.

But employers already offering coverage to their workers don’t see why they have to pay into the stabilization fund, which mainly helps the individual insurance market. The redistribution puts the biggest companies on the hook for tens of millions of dollars.

Read the rest of the AP article here.

The Obama regime says the new $63 fee is just a temporary assessment levied for three years starting in 2014, designed to raise $25 billion. The Obama regime also says the new fee starts at $63 and then declines.

If you believe that, then you must also believe in the Easter bunny.

For a list of Obamacare taxes coming your way, click here.

~Eowyn