UnitedHealth Group to Exit Obamacare Exchanges in All but a ‘Handful’ of States

HOW’S THAT OBAMACARE HOPEY, CHANGEY STUFF WORKING OUT FOR YA AMERICA?

UnitedHealth Group plans to withdraw from many Obamacare exchanges leaving them only in a handful of states. Due to tremendous loses UnitedHealth plans to withdraw from health insurance marketplaces in Arkansas, Michigan, Connecticut and parts of Georgia. They are expected to lose $650 million in the exchanges in 2016 and due to these deep loses may leave the Obamacare exchanges altogether in 2017. We warned you from the outset of this fool-hearty, government take over of healthcare that Obamacare was a lie and affordable. The fact that Obamacare is really called the Affordable Health Care Act may just be one of the greatest lies and hoaxes every perpetrated on the American People. Recently insurance carriers warned that Obamacare was unsustainable.

As the Right Wing News opines, “If only someone had predicted this …”.

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UnitedHealth Group, the nation’s largest health insurer, said Tuesday that in 2017 it will exit most of the 34 states where it offers plans on the Affordable Care Act insurance exchanges.

“We will be down to a handful of states that we will be actively participating in the exchanges,” Stephen J. Hemsley, chief executive officer of UnitedHealth Group said in an earnings call, noting that the small market size and greater expense of patients insured through the marketplaces led the insurer to make the decision.

UnitedHealth plans to withdraw from health insurance marketplaces in Arkansas, Michigan, Connecticut and parts of Georgia. The decision is a sequel to an announcement by executives late last year that the insurer had suffered financial losses and might leave the health exchanges altogether in 2017. UnitedHealth reported that it expects to lose $650 million in the exchanges in 2016.

Prior to the call, the Obama Administration attempted to downplay any departures from UnitedHealth.

Health Insurance Companies Warn Losses from ObamaCare are Unsustainable

WE WARNED YOUObamaCare is Unsustainable.

Gee, what a shock that insurance companies are hemorrhaging money from the Obamacare plans. As Hot Air opines. either they need to get approval from state regulators for another round of large premium increases, or they may bail out altogether. Don’t the insurance carriers get it, Obamacare was never supposed to work. It was supposed to damage insurance companies to pave the way for what Obama really wanted, a single payer system controlled by the government.

This Liar wanted Single Payer all along

Health insurance companies are amplifying their warnings about the financial sustainability of the ObamaCare marketplaces as they seek approval for premium increases next year.

Insurers say they are losing money on their ObamaCare plans at a rapid rate, and some have begun to talk about dropping out of the marketplaces altogether.

“Something has to give,” said Larry Levitt, an expert on the health law at the Kaiser Family Foundation. “Either insurers will drop out or insurers will raise premiums.”

While analysts expect the market to stabilize once premiums rise and more young, healthy people sign up, some observers have not ruled out the possibility of a collapse of the market, known in insurance parlance as a “death spiral.”

In the short term, there is a growing likelihood that insurers will push for substantial premium increases, creating a political problem for Democrats in an election year.

Insurers have been pounding the drum about problems with ObamaCare pricing.

The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association released a widely publicized report last month that said new enrollees under ObamaCare had 22 percent higher medical costs than people who received coverage from employers.

“Something has to give,” said Larry Levitt, an expert on the health law at the Kaiser Family Foundation. “Either insurers will drop out or insurers will raise premiums.”

While analysts expect the market to stabilize once premiums rise and more young, healthy people sign up, some observers have not ruled out the possibility of a collapse of the market, known in insurance parlance as a “death spiral.”

In the short term, there is a growing likelihood that insurers will push for substantial premium increases, creating a political problem for Democrats in an election year.

Insurers have been pounding the drum about problems with ObamaCare pricing.

The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association released a widely publicized report last month that said new enrollees under ObamaCare had 22 percent higher medical costs than people who received coverage from employers.

And a report from McKinsey & Company found that in the individual market, which includes the ObamaCare marketplaces, insurers lost money in 41 states in 2014, and were only profitable in 9 states.

Silver Alert Issued for 15 Year Old Corriana (Cori) Rose Marie Tharrington Missing Since 1/31/16 in Cary, NC

A Silver Alert has been issued for 15 year old Corriana (Cori) Rose Marie Tharrington who has been missing since Sunday, January 31, 2016 in Cary, North Carolina.  Corriana Rose Marie Tharrington was last seen Sunday in the area of 131 Westview Cove Lane in Cary. Corriana was also the subject of a Silver Alert in mid-November 2015. You will remember that we covered her disappearance back in November, 2015. Please note that Tharrington is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment.

Corriana Rose Marie Tharrington_Credit NC Dept. of Public Safety

Tharrington, 15, is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment, according to the N.C. Center for Missing Persons.

The missing teen was last seen wearing a pink or white North Face jacket and blue jeans. She is black, has brown eyes, stands 5 feet 4 inches tall, weighs 180 pounds, and has shoulder-length hair.

Officials said Tharrington may be in the company of Jordan Damson Ceneus.

Anyone with information about Corriana Rose Marie Tharrington should call Officer Lischwe at the Cary Police Department at (919) 469-4012.

Posted February 1, 2016 by
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49 Year Old Scott D. Stockert Arrested on Weapons Charge in Alleged Plot to kidnap Obama’s Dog

49 year old Scott D. Stockert has been arrested on a weapons charge in connection with an alleged plot to kidnap one of Barack Obama’s  Portuguese water dogs. Oh my. Stockert was arrested in DC on Wednesday after agents found two firearms under the back seat, a 12-gauge pump shotgun and a bolt-action .22-caliber rifle. How bizarre, Bo or Sunny could have been the first First family dogs ever kidnapped had this plot had not been stopped. As you can guess, Scott D. Stockert is not operating with a full deck. Upon his arrest, Scott D. Stockert, commented to authorities that he was Jesus Christ, that he was the son of John F. Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe, that he planned to run for president. Well alrighty then.

A man who allegedly plotted to kidnap one of the Obama family’s dogs was arrested in the District on Wednesday with a cache of weapons and ammunition in his car, the Secret Service said.

Upon his arrest, Scott D. Stockert, 49, of Dickinson, N.D., made a series of outlandish claims to officers: that he was Jesus Christ, that he was the son of John F. Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe, that he planned to run for president, and that he was there to kidnap Bo or Sunny, the Obamas’ dogs, the Secret Service said in a court document.

According to a filing in D.C. Superior Court, the Minnesota field office of the Secret Service first learned of Stockert’s intention to kidnap one of the Obamas’ Portuguese water dogs.

When agents asked him whether he had any weapons, he told them he had two firearms in his truck and directed them to the truck.

Agents found the two firearms under the back seat — a 12-gauge pump shotgun and a bolt-action .22-caliber rifle. They learned that he was not registered to own a gun and arrested him, the court document said.

They also found more than 350 rounds of ammunition, a billy club and a machete with a 12-inch blade.

Posted January 9, 2016 by
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54 Year Old Lisa Marie Missing Since 1/5/16 in Blaine, MN

54 year old Lisa Marie has been missing since January, 5, 2016 in Blaine, Minnesota. Lisa Marie was last seen leaving her home on the 800 block of 129 Ave. NE at about 6:30 p.m. on January 5. She is considered to be at risk due to her struggles with mental issues.

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Investigators say 54-year-old Lisa Marie left her home on the 800 block of 129th Ave. Northeast on foot Wednesday and has not been seen since. Marie may be struggling with mental health concerns, and law enforcement believe her well-being is at risk.

Lisa Marie is 5 feet 3 inches tall, and was last seen wearing a longer tan coat, a tan long sleeve shirt, jeans and white winter boots.

If anyone has seen or has any information regarding Lisa Marie or knows of her whereabouts is asked to call Blaine Police at 763-427-1212

House of Representatives Passes ObamaCare Repeal and Sends it to President … VETO Expected

The House of Representatives passes legislation yesterday that would repeal much of Obamacare and defund Planned Parenthood for one year. The bill passed by a vote of 240 to 181 margin and was sent to Barack Obama, who is most certainly going to veto it. The GOP does not appear to have enough votes override a veto. It makes one wonder then, why did the Republicans bend over to Obama and provide him with a budget just recently that funded all of Obamacare, Planned Parenthood and the rest of his liberal agenda? Is anyone in Washington, DC looking out for “We the People”? It is the first time in 5 years that the GOP has put a bill forward on the desk of Obama that repeals Obamacare.

The House on Wednesday passed legislation that would repeal much of ObamaCare and defund Planned Parenthood for one year, sending the measure to President Obama’s desk.

The bill passed by a vote of 240 to 181. Rep. Collin Peterson (Minn.), who opposes abortion, was the only Democrat to vote for the measure. Reps. Bob Dold (Ill.), Richard Hanna (N.Y.) and John Katko (R-N.Y.), who all hail from swing districts, were the only Republicans to vote against it.

Obama is certain to veto the measure, but Republicans touted the vote as important step toward reversing the Affordable Care Act and the expansion of government it created.

“We are confronting the president with the hard, honest truth: ObamaCare doesn’t work,” Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Wednesday.

Republicans were able to get the repeal bill through the Senate, where Democrats had filibustered previous efforts, by using a fast-track process known as reconciliation that allows the bill to pass with a simple majority.

Democrats denounced the measure on the House floor, repeatedly invoking the roughly 16 million people enrolled in ObamaCare programs.

The GOP better do a lot more than just put bills in front of the President. They best come up with alternatives and provide a choice for Americans.

5 Year Old Jayliel Vega Batista Missing Since 12/31/15 (Wandered Away from New Year’s Eve Party) in Allentown, PA

5 year old Jayliel Vega Batista has been missing since December 31, 21015, when he wandered away from a New Year’s Eve party in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The search continues for the missing boy who has autism that is reported to have left his home without shoes or a coat at approximately 10:30 p.m. Thursday.

Jayliel Vega

Police on Saturday recanvassed an eastern Pennsylvania neighborhood where a 5-year-old boy with autism wandered away from a New Year’s Eve party without shoes or a coat.

Allentown police Capt. Glen Dorney said 20 search-and-rescue dog teams were looking for Jayliel Vega Batista.

The boy was downstairs playing with a toy with some other children when he left the home at about 10:30 p.m. Thursday, said his 16-year-old sister, Tayritza Molina. The boy was visiting his great-aunt’s home for the holiday, and left barefoot and without any kind of outerwear, police said.

Police were going door to door in the boy’s neighborhood again on Saturday because efforts to track him into some nearby woods were unsuccessful. But they said a glut of volunteer searchers was complicating efforts to find the boy.

“We’re proud of them for stepping up in the force that they’ve done,” Dorney said, but there were so many volunteers in the woods and elsewhere, it was compromising the ability of the dogs and others to locate the boy.

Instead, police asked people who live in the area to thoroughly search their own property and parked cars periodically, in case the boy comes wandering in search of shelter. Police checked out a home at about 2:30 a.m. Saturday after someone thought they saw the boy’s face in an upstairs window but said the boy wasn’t there.

UPDATE I: Search for autistic boy continues as night turns frigid.

A bloodhound that Allentown police were using to find Jayliel Vega Batista tracked a scent Friday from the Keck Park neighborhood, across the Hamilton Street Bridge to Front and Chew streets, police Chief Keith Morris said.

Police couldn’t say for sure if the scent was that of Jayliel, who was last seen running on the 200 block of East Union Street about 11 p.m. Thursday. Several bloodhounds were pulled into the search Friday afternoon, Morris said.

A Philadelphia Police Department helicopter hovered over the East Side as darkness fell Friday and worry turned to fear.

UPDATE II: Coroner at scene where missing Allentown boy’s tablet may have been found.

The Lehigh County coroner has arrived at Canal Park in east Allentown, where an electronic tablet that 5-year-old Jayliel Vega Batista was carrying when he went missing Thursday night may have been found, according to eyewitnesses at the scene.

A red and white tablet was fished from the water at Canal Park shortly before 1 p.m. by Thurman Clark, 25, of Northampton.

Clark, who just joined the search, said he spotted something red or orange in the water and waded in to check it out.

“I really hope it’s not his, ” he said.

Police have not confirmed the finding or commented on it. But they did send divers to the canal after the tablet was found.

12 Year Old Aracely Acevedo Missing Since12/23/15 in Philadelphia, PA

12 year old Aracely Acevedo has been missing since Wednesday, December 23, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Aracely Acevedo was last seen getting onto the Northbound 56 bus on the 2000 block of Wakeling Street. According to the authorities she suffers from Attention Deficit Disorder and Hyperactivity.

Aracely-Acevedo

She was last seen getting onto the Northbound 56 bus on the 2000 block of Wakeling Street.

Police say she suffers from Attention Deficit Disorder and Hyperactivity.

Aracely is 5’2?, 115 lbs with brown eyes and brown hair.

She was last seen wearing a red shirt and black school pants.

If anyone has any information on the whereabouts of Aracely Acevedo, please contact Northeast Detective Division at 215-686-3153, or call 911.

Silver Alert Issued for 15 Year Old Corriana Rose Tharrington Missing Since 11/19/15 in Cary, NC

The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for 15 year old Corriana Rose Tharrington. She has been missing since Thursday, November 11, 2015 from  Cary, NC. Citizens are asked to be on the lookout for Corriana Rose Marie Tharrington, who is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment.

Corriana Rose Marie Tharrington

WRAL: Cary police searching for missing 15-year-old girl.

Cary police were searching Thursday for a missing 15-year-old girl who is believed to be cognitively impaired.

The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons issued a Silver Alert for Corriana Rose Tharrington at about 10:30 a.m. after she went missing from 131 Westview Cove Lane.

Tharrington is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs about 170 pounds. She has long brown hair and brown eyes. When she went missing, Tharrington was wearing red plaid shorts and a red T-shirt.

Anyone with information on Tharrington’s whereabouts should call the Cary Police Department at 919-469-4012

Posted November 20, 2015 by
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Actor Charlie Sheen Is HIV-Positive

SO MUCH FOR WINNING

According to TMZ.com, actor Charlie Sheen is going to disclose publicly on The Today Show that he is HIV-positive.  Sources connected to NBC’s “Today” tell TMZ … Sheen will sit down with Matt Lauer on Tuesday morning to make the announcement. The 50 year old actor has long struggled with substance abuse and has admitted to soliciting prostitutes in the past.

People:

Charlie Sheen is going on the Today show to discuss being HIV-positive, sources tell PEOPLE.

According to top Hollywood publicist and crisis manager Howard Bragman, he was approached by people close to Sheen six months ago to deal with the crisis, but never dealt with him directly. “The interview could open up a lot of sympathy for him, but he has to be concerned about a fear of litigation from former sexual partners. You don’t take that lightly.”

Bragman says he was informed that Sheen “is getting treatment, and a lot of people in his life know about it.”

“It’s been going on for quite awhile. He’s not necessarily comfortable talking about it. It was very hard to get up the courage for him to talk about it.”

UPDATE I: TMZ – Charlie Sheen Threats of Lawsuits Unraveled HIV Secret.

We’re told things changed when Charlie confided in several friends he thought were confidants … it turned out they weren’t, and spread the word he was HIV positive.

That led to several of Charlie’s former partners contacting him and threatening a lawsuit because they were unaware of his status when they had interaction with him. Our sources say Charlie settled several of the cases and, in return for money, got confidentiality agreements.

We’re told one of the settlements occurred late last month.

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