Democrats in Full Scale Panic … Congressional Democrats Give Barack Obama 72 Hour Ultimatum to Fix Obamacare or Else … Even Sen. DiFi Off Bandwagon
Barack Obama, the Divider in Chief appears to be dividing his own party: Just how bad is it for Barack Obama and Obamacare … Democrats are looking to break ranks with Obama and actually vote with the GOP.
As reported last night by Megyn Kelly on ‘The Kelly Files’ Congressional Democrats have reportedly given President Barack Obama a 72 hour ultimatum, Friday, to fix Obamacare significantly. If not, they supposedly claim that they will vote with Republicans in a bipartisan effort to fix the train wreck known as Obamacare.
Could it really be true? Are Democrats actually finally willing to break ranks with Obama to save their political skin? The roll out has been so disastrous with the malfunctioning Healthcare.gov website, woefully low amounts of individuals signing up and millions of Americans losing their insurance after Barack Obama had promised otherwise. However, yesterday former Bill Clinton gave the wink and nod to Democrats that it was okay to run long, deep and far away from Obamacare.
It gets even worse for Barack Oabma, if possible. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), a Democrat who is not up for reelection in 2014, a liberal in the deep blue state of California that voted for Obama 60% – 37% in 2012, now says she will co-sponsor a bill by Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA), a Democrat who is up for reelection in 2014, to require insurance companies to continue offering their existing health care.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said Tuesday that she will co-sponsor a bill by Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) to require insurance companies to continue offering their existing health care plans — a way to make good on President Barack Obama’s promise that consumers can keep their current coverage if they like it.
“This bill provides a simple fix to a complex problem,” Feinstein said in a statement Tuesday, calling Landrieu’s proposal a “commonsense fix” and urged Congress to pass it “quickly.”
Feinstein’s support is more evidence that an increasing number of congressional Democrats are getting uneasy about last month’s bungled rollout of the health care law – Obama’s signature domestic policy achievement.
Democrats are demanding Obama to “fix” healthcare by Friday or they will vote with the House GOP on proposed legislation that “would allow insurance companies the option of continuing all existing health plans for a year.” However, I hate to be the bearer of bad news but you can’t get your plan back that you were canceled from. Insurance companies acted in accordance with Obamacare regulations and canceled individuals plans to meet the requirements. They cannot all of a sudden mandate an insurance company to reissue the policies because Obama wants an Obamacare “Mulligan”.
Former President Bill Clinton Speaks … ‘President [Obama] Should Honor the Commitment’ and Let People Keep Their Insurance Plans as He Promised (VIDEO)
The Obama White House can’t like this … Power play and Civil War for the Democrat Party.
Former President and Democrat Grand Puba Bill Clinton has weighed in on the healthcare debate and the millions of Americans who have had their insurance plans canceled because of Obamacare and said that President Barack Obama should honor his promise to the People. Clinton, who favors Obamacare, made by Clinton in an interview with OZY founder Carlos Watson. This is going to be rather hard for the MSM to hide. The heck with the so-called infighting and disagreements between the Tea Party/Conservatives and the establishment GOP, we have a full scale Civil War and mutiny going on in the Democrat party for power.
“So I personally believe, even if it takes a change to the law, the president should honor the commitment the federal government made to those people and let them keep what they got,”
BILL CLINTON: Third problem is for young people mostly, but not all young who are in the individual market whose incomes are above 400 percent of the poverty level. They were the ones who heard the promise, “If you like what you got, you could keep it.”
I met a young man this week who has a family, two children, bought in the individual marketplace. His policy was cancelled and one was substituted for it that doubled his premium. Now, I asked him, I said, “Same coverage?” He said, “Yeah.” And I said, “But are your copays and deductibles the same?” He said, “No, they’re much, much lower.” So he said, “In the years when I use healthcare, I might actually save money.” But he said, “You know, we’re all young and we’re all healthy.”
So I personally believe, even if it takes a change to the law, the president should honor the commitment the federal government made to those people and let them keep what they got.
Rush Limbaugh: Obama agrees with Clinton that the dude Obama should keep his promise. (VIDEO). (Oh wait, Obama and the other dude who should keep the promise is the same person)
RUSH: The president has tasked his team with looking at a range of options. Why, it’s the Limbaugh Theorem. Obama agrees with Clinton. He thinks he should keep his promise, too. “Yeah, I do. I think that guy who made that promise ought keep it.” This is unreal! Limbaugh Theorem right in front of your face. Obama agrees with Clinton, that that guy Obama ought to keep his promise, and he’s working real hard to make sure that that guy Obama keeps his promise.
How ironic, or should I say politically calculating. Bill Clinton not only helped sell Obamacare to the American people, but also probably single handed got Barack Obama reelected in 2012 with his Democrat National Convention speech. Don’t think that Bubba doesn’t have some culpability with inflicting Obamacare on we the People as well.
Let’s face it, the only reason Slick Willy has weighed in has nothing to do with telling Obama that he should honor his pledge to the People that if they liked their healthcare plan, they can keep it. After all, it is not as though Bill Clinton never lied, but then again “it all depends on what is, is.” ,,,,But as correctly stated at Michelle Malkin, this is the beginning of Operation “Get Hillary as Far Away from This Train Wreck as Possible”. Yes it is.
Henry Chao, HealthCare.gov’s Chief Project Manager at CMS Says He Never Saw Memo Uncovered Warning Of “Limitless” Security Risks Of Obamacare Website
The roll-out of Obamacare has gone from complete incompetence to a full blown scandal …
Henry Chao, HealthCare.gov’s chief project manager at CMS in charge of building the federal health care website testified for nine hours behind closed doors to the House Oversight Committee in advance of this week’s hearing that he was kept in the dark about serious failures in the website’s security. Chao stated that he was unaware of a September 3 government memo written by another senior official at CMS that found two high-risk issues. In fact he testified that he had been told just the opposite. Chao is the individual who gave the go ahead for Healthcare.gov to go live on October 1, 2013; however, it appears that the person in charge of the project was kept in the dark. Chao testified that it was the first time he saw any such memo that said “the threat and risk potential (to the system) is limitless. When asked whether he was surprised he never saw any such memo he replied, “Yeah … I mean, wouldn’t you be surprised if you were me? It is disturbing. I mean, I don’t deny that this is … a fairly nonstandard way” to proceed.
How does somebody not tell the project manager of system vulnerability findings? Someone is either lying or purposely set out to mislead to make sure this was implemented on time irregardless of the risks. The real question is did the Obama administration know this and were they directing the implementation be on time at all cost? Sorry folks, I am a healthcare project manager and I have never heard of anything like this. Heads would roll if anything remotely like this occurred.
“What I recall is what the team told me, is that there were no high findings,” he said.
Chao testified security gaps could lead to identity theft, unauthorized access and misrouted data.
According to federal guidelines, high risk means “the vulnerability could be expected to have a severe or catastrophic adverse affect on organizational operations … assets or individuals.”
The author of the security memo in question, Tony Trenkle, retired from CMS last week. Hmm, so did he retire, did he just have enough, or was he forced out?
The CIO for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Tony Trenkle, is leaving CMS, the agency embroiled in the ill-fated rollout of government’s Healthcare.gov insurance marketplace website.
Trenkle, who directs CMS’s Office of Information Services and oversees $2 billion in annual IT spending at CMS, is departing effective Nov. 15 to take an undisclosed position in the private sector. His departure was announced in an internal agency memo released today from by CMS chief operating officer Michelle Snyder.
Must see VIDEO that ALL should watch of the risk that Obama and his minions put “We the People” in by accessing Healthcare.gov to the “Limitless” Security Risks
CBS News has learned that the project manager in charge of building the federal health care website was apparently kept in the dark about serious failures in the website’s security. Those failures could lead to identity theft among buying insurance. The project manager testified to congressional investigators behind closed doors, but CBS News has obtained the first look at a partial transcript of his testimony.
Henry Chao, HealthCare.gov’s chief project manager at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), gave nine hours of closed-door testimony to the House Oversight Committee in advance of this week’s hearing. In excerpts CBS News has obtained, Chao was asked about a memo that outlined important security risks discovered in the insurance system.
Chao said he was unaware of a Sept. 3 government memo written by another senior official at CMS. It found two high-risk issues, which are redacted for security reasons. The memo said “the threat and risk potential (to the system) is limitless.” The memo shows CMS gave deadlines of mid-2014 and early 2015 to address them.
Posted November 12, 2013 by Scared Monkeys
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Barack Obama, the Narcissist in Chief Says Says “I’ve Been Burned” By Obamacare Website … Dude, You are Not the Victim, the American People Are (Update: Obama Does Not Think He Lied)
What else should we expect from Barack Obama, the Narcissist in Chief ? For Obama its all about him, as he uses the words like “I” and “me”. This president just can’t help himself. Obama was supposed to be making an apology to “We the People” for the disastrous roll-out of Obamacare, for millions for people losing their insurance, for the misrepresentation and lies that Obama spewed regarding his signature piece of legislation, but instead he made himself the victim and then tried to catch himself.
During Barack Obama’s interview with NBC Political Director Chuck Todd Thursday night NBC’s Nightly News, President Obama said that “I’ve been burned by a website.” I? Excuse me Mr. President, you have been burned by the Healthcare.gov, really? This is exactly why no one considers Obama a leader and why thy refer to him as leading from behind. How does it even cross his mind as the first thing to say that he has been burned?
BARACK OBAMA: I am deeply frustrated about how this website has not worked over the first couple of weeks. And, I take responsibility of that. My team takes responsibility of that. And we are working every single day, 24/7, to improve it. And it’s better now than it was last week. It’s certainly a lot better than it was on October 1st. Having said that, given that I’ve been burned already with a website–well, more importantly the American people have been burned by a website that’s been dysfunctional, what we’ve also been doing is creating a whole other set of tracks, making sure that people can apply by phone effectively, making sure people can apply in person effectively.
Who cares about the stupid website that wen all is said and done will probably cost tax payers $1 billion, Americans are pissed that you knowingly lied to them about being able to keep their doctor if they liked their doctor, being able to keep their health insurance if they liked their health care coverage and lowering costs. Barack Obama has a huge credibility problem and it will most likely sink his presidency and Democrats.
UPDATE I: NBC Political Director Chuck Todd Interviewed by Hugh Hewitt … Todd said, “You know, he does not believe he lied on this, and that’s the sense I get.”
So the serial liar thinks that he did not lie. Some are using the term “pathological” liar to describe Obama, but I have to disagree. A pathological liar is defined as an individual who frequent and repeated lies for which no apparent psychological motive or external benefit can be discerned. What Barack Obama does is perform regular lies, ones that are goal-directed and are told to obtain external benefit. Obama is not lying, according to Obama, he is just following the teachings of Saul Alinsky of saying one thing and doing another. These lies were purposeful and with a designed outcome.
You know, he does not believe he lied on this, and that’s the sense I get. I mean, I think that that’s, he’s taken issue with that before with folks off the record, and I got it’s a sensitive issue, felt like he did not sit there and say he intentionally lied. He said that he wanted to, he thought he was going to be able to keep this promise. I thought what was revealing in that answer, when I asked him that direct question about this, was this a political lie that you started to believe it, was he talked about well, you know, it turns out we had trouble in crafting the law.
However, the American people know he lied, those who have lost their instance and cannot keep their doctors. Many of which are Democrats. So the real question is, what do we do with a president who lies and its not about sex? Answer … IMPEACH!!!
Democrat Minion Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) Says Americans Weren’t ‘Myzled’ on Obamacare … Obama & I Said “Nothing That Was Not True”
LIAR, LIAR … Democrat Rep from Florida and DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz also got Barack Obama’s “double down” revisionist history talking points and spewed the unbelievable comments on MSNBC as seen in the below video, “No, there was nothing about President Obama or that I or any other Democrat supporting the Affordable Care Act said that was not true.”
Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the Florida congresswoman and chair of the Democratic National Committee, told viewers of MSNBC Tuesday that Americans were not “myzled” by President Obama when it came to being able to keep their health plans under Obamacare.
“At the end of the day, Americans were not only not myzled [sic] by the president, the overwhelming majority of Americans are already insured,” Wasserman Schultz said, apparently mispronouncing the word “misled.”
“At the end of the day, Americans were not only not myzled [sic] by the president, the overwhelming majority of Americans are already insured.”
Apparently Debbie Wasserman Schultz could not read her own Democrat talking points and mispronouncing the word “misled” reading from dummy cards, or was it the White House teleprompter?
Debbie Wasserman Schultz wants us to believe that even though President Barack Obama spewed from his lips, “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor, period! If you like your healthcare plan, you can keep your healthcare plan. period!” And in some cases he even added the caveat, “No one will take it away, no matter what.” However, it has been discovered that Obama and Democrats knew in advance that individuals would lose their insurance. But some how knowingly lying to the American people and knowingly misleading them is not “myzled” to Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Even though Democrats like Joe Trippi and former Obama spokesperson Robert Gibbs called it for what it was, wrong and a lie.
But you do not need to take our word for it, watch Obama mislead and lie to the American people below. So ask yourself, does Debbie Wasserman Schultz credible? Hell, are any of them that attempt to defend the indefensible? How is it that Obama cannot say, I take responsibility for it, I knew it was wrong and I said it anyhow in order to get my healthcare plan passed because I know better than you plebes.
The Obama WH Deceit Continues … Obama & His Minions Knew Users Would Not Like Obamacare’s High Costs and Limited Options
They knew folks and they just didn’t care …
America, The fact that you can’t log on the Obamacare website Helathcare.gov may be the least of your problems.
As reported by Jake Tapper at CNN, the Obama Administration was concerned that once users were able to get on the website and view the costs and options available to them at the Obamacare website, they would be disappointed with high prices and limited choice. The source is directly from notes from the Obama administration’s self described war room.
Officials expressed concern that the next shoe to drop in the evolving story about the Affordable Care Act would be disappointment from consumers once they are able to get on the troubled HealthCare.gov website – disappointment because of sticker shock and limited choice, according to a new document obtained by CNN.
“Mike described a general concern of PM (plan management team): getting to the point where the website is functioning properly and individuals begin to select plans; the media attention will follow individuals to plan selection and their ultimate choices; and, in some cases, there will be fewer options than would be desired to promote consumer choice and an ideal shopping experience. Additionally, in some cases there will be relatively high cost plans,” say the notes from the Obama administration’s Obamacare ‘War Room’ from one week ago.
Can we just call Obamacare for what it truly is, a fraud on the American people.
Posted November 5, 2013 by Scared Monkeys
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Now for something completely different. More bad news for Obamacare … Its the
gift law that was rammed down America’s throat along a partisan vote that keeps on giving.
Guess what America, not only may you not be able to keep your insurance if you like it, nor keep your doctor if you like them … now US News & World Report is reporting that because of Obamacare, you may not be able to keep your hospital if you like it as many of the top hospitals in the United States are opting out of Barack Obama’s signature piece of legislation. Could this law be any more of a disaster? Let’s understand this, the entire health care system in the United States was blown up for 5 to 7 million uninsureds? It would have been cheaper just to have subsidized them.
The Obama Administration has been claiming that insurance companies will be competing for your dollars under the Affordable Care Act, but apparently they haven’t surveyed the nation’s top hospitals.
Americans who sign up for Obamacare will be getting a big surprise if they expect to access premium health care that may have been previously covered under their personal policies. Most of the top hospitals will accept insurance from just one or two companies operating under Obamacare.
Watchdog.org looked at the top 18 hospitals nationwide as ranked by U.S. News and World Report for 2013-2014. We contacted each hospital to determine their contracts and talked to several insurance companies, as well.
The result of our investigation: Many top hospitals are simply opting out of Obamacare.
Chances are the individual plan you purchased outside Obamacare would allow you to go to these facilities. For example, fourth-ranked Cleveland Clinic accepts dozens of insurance plans if you buy one on your own. But go through Obamacare and you have just one choice: Medical Mutual of Ohio.
The NRO makes a couple of astute points that have left a bad taste in many American’s mouths. Had Barack Obama been upfront and truthful and not misrepresented the facts of Obamacare, there is no way that the Democrats could have been passed as “We the People” would have been outraged. Also, Obama has been able to deflect many scandals with the aid of the MSM, but the Obamacare debacle and the facts of the law may be Obama’s ‘Waterloo’.
Obamacare, even with massive Democratic supermajorities in Congress, would never have passed if Americans thought that they would be forced to give up their current plans.
The reason is simple. To begin with, Americans were overwhelmingly happy with the quality of their health care.
Obama might be able to weather many controversies — from IRS-gate to the NSA’s spying on Americans to the disastrous operation of the Obamacare website — by claiming he knew nothing about what was going on. But his promise that people would be able to keep their insurance policies and doctors is hitting people on a much more personal level.
REMEMBER THIS SCANDAL …
The Washington Examiner is reporting that the IRS broke federal law when it shared highly confidential tax information of several Tea Party groups in the IRS scandal with the Federal Election Commission. According to emails obtained by Judicial Watch, former IRS official Lois Lerner, who is presently on paid leave, shared the information with the IRS on conservative Tea Party groups including the American Future Fund and the American Issues Project. As Weasel Zippers opines, remember “It wasn’t long ago when Lerner was telling the House Oversight Committee, ‘I have done nothing wrong.’”
I guess that is true, if you do not consider committing a felony doing something wrong.
Lois Lerner’s statement before Congress just before she plead the 5th, “I have not done anything wrong. I have not broken any laws. I have not violated any IRS rules or regulations … “
The emails obtained by Judicial Watch show that the IRS, which was considering the tax status of the groups, gave the FEC the tax returns of the groups, including income, expenditures and staff pay. The emails also revealed the exact working of the prying political questions the IRS wanted the groups to reveal, such as their goals and the requests for brochures and ads.
The information, sent via email, to the FEC came in response to the organization’s questions about whether the IRS had granted tax-exempt status to the Tea Party groups. It is unclear how the information the IRS sent was going to help the FEC, since the IRS hadn’t determined the tax status of the groups yet.
The emails were produced to Judicial Watch last week by the FEC in response to an Aug. 9, 2013, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.
The email chain began Feb. 3, 2009, when the FEC made it’s request to Lerner.
She emailed back 10 minutes later, and said: “I have sent your email out to some of my staff. Will get back to you as soon as I have heard from them.”
More from the Washington Examiner via Judicial Watch and Lerner’s involvement in IRS-gate:
The revealing email chain obtained by Judicial Watch begins with a February 3, 2009, email from a redacted FEC attorney asking Lerner if the IRS had issued an exemption letter for American Future Fund (AFF). The writer of the letter notes, “When we spoke last July, you told us that the American Future Fund had not received an exemption letter from the IRS.” In the same email, the FEC attorney asked Lerner if she could also advise him if the IRS had granted an exemption letter to American Issues Project (AIP) as well as to AIP’s predecessor organizations, Citizens for the Republic (CFTR) and Avenger, Inc. (AIP).
In her response sent ten minutes later from her irs.gov email address, Lerner indicated that she would require her staff to cooperate fully, saying, “I have sent your email out to some of my staff. Will get back to you as soon as I have heard from them.”
The bulk of the records obtained by Judicial Watch consist of extensive materials from the IRS’ files sent from Lerner to the FEC containing detailed, confidential information about the organizations. These include annual tax returns (Forms 990) and request for exempt recognition forms (Form 1024), Articles of Organization and other corporate documents, and correspondence between the nonprofit organizations and the IRS. Under Section 6103 of the Internal Revenue Code, it is a felony for an IRS official to disclose either “return information” or “taxpayer return information,” even to another government agency.
Posted November 1, 2013 by Scared Monkeys
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If you missed the House hearings yesterday on the Obamacare website debacle rollout with HHS. Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, the below VIDEO is some of the highlights. Some questioning was better than others and for the most part the Democrats decided not to care to represent the millions of people who have lost their insurance who are their constituents. Instead, they played partisan politics and seemed to defend Obamacare, the website and blame the GOP of hoping that the sky is falling. This from the folks who said that sequestration would be the end of the world.
- Sebelius actually said the site has not crashed.
- “Some people like to drink out of a red solo cup, not a crystal stem”
- “Hold me accountable for the debacle, I am responsible”
- “We’re not in Kansas anymore”
- “Would you recommend to the president that he stop using the term, ‘If you like your healthcare plan, you can keep your healthcare plan’”
- The problem with this whole debate, is you [Sebelius] won’t tell us who made the decisions”.
- Who made the decision on the 27 year old quote who is 50?”
- “We did not adequately do end-to-end testing”
What might have been one of the more eye-opening Q&A that should give all pause who entered their person data on Healthcare.gov was when it was asked,”Has each piece of that code that has been introduced into the system been security tested?” Sebelius’ ultimate answer was , “I don’t know”. WHAT? How could you not know and have made it go live? Sounds HIPAA compliant to me, NOT!
I guess Obama will consider this another phony scandal.
Obamacare Web Site Crashed on HHS Sec. Sebelius During House Hearings on Obamacare as Sebelius Says Obama has Kept His Promise that “If You Like Your Healthcare Plan You Can Keep It” VIDEO
You just can’t make this stuff up … with the Obama administration, its keeping your promise even when you are obviously not.
Yesterday during the House hearings on Obamacare and the disastrous rollout of the website Healthcare.gov, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was on the hot seat as she fielded questions from the failed rollout, to security issues, to who is to blame as to was the site even tested. However, Sebelius could not answer the most obvious questions as to whether President Barack Obama kept his promise to the American people when he said repeatedly, “If You Like Your Healthcare Plan You Can Keep It.”
During the House Hearings hearings on the Obamacare website, US Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) asked the question on everyone’s mind to HHS Secretary Sebelius as to whether Barack Obama kept his promise to “We the People” or was he lying through his teeth?
Blackburn: Before, during and after the law was passed the president said if you like your healthcare plan you can keep it. So is he keeping his promise?
Sebelius: Yes he is.
YES? Um, what part of “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor, period! If you like your healthcare plan, you can keep your healthcare plan, period!” doesn’t Sebelius quite get? Because the statement is so ambiguous, isn’t it? That would be sarcasm.
Video Hat Tip - The Gateway Pundit
In keeping with the farce and joke that is Obamacare and its unbelievable, disastrous incompetent rollout … as HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, the individual in charge of overseeing Obamacare and the implementation of the web site and health exchanges, was testifying before the House doing her best to spin and defend the indefensible … Healthcare.gov crashed during her testimony! As we say all the time, nothing is stranger than the truth and you just can’t make this stuff up.
Just minutes before Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was set to testify on Capitol Hill, the Healthcare.gov site crashed. Spot checks verified that the State of North Carolina, Virginia, Utah, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico, New York, Maryland, Vermont, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Hawaii, Kentucky, Minnesota, and New Hampshire are all down – which likely means the entire federal site is down.
The site was still down thirty-minutes into Sebelius’ testimony.
UPDATE I: Kathleen Sebelius apologizes for Obamacare website fiasco while Obama defends law in Boston.
Go figure, Barack Obama was less contrite in his tone and instead of apologizing, he doubled down and defended it.
Sebelius, the Health and Human Services secretary, apologized to the nation for the botched launch of the Affordable Care Act in testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
“In these early weeks, access to health care has been a miserably frustrating experience,” the former Kansas governor said.
“Let me say directly to these Americans: you deserve better,” Sebelius said. “I apologize.”
President Obama struck a less contrite tone in Boston as he defended the law by touting successes of the Massachusetts measure it was modeled on.