OBAMA’S LAST MINUTE DASH TO CEMENT HIS PATHETIC PRESIDENCY WITH LEFTY REGULATIONS …
We were waiting for Obama’s last minute parting gifts as he heads out the door and here they come. The NY Times reports that Barack Obama has issued a rule that bars states from denying federal money to Planned Parenthood. What else would one expect from this failed president but a plethora of gifts, rules and regulations that will have to be undone by president-elect Donald Trump. Note to Barack Obama, to borrow his own words, “elections have consequences” … and you lost. This is what a community agitator does. They can’t get anything accomplished when they are in office, so on the way out they door they pass last minute BS that makes it difficult on the incoming administration. I take it back, Barack Obama is the worst president this country has ever seen. Good riddance.
Mindful of the clock ticking down to a Trump presidency, the Obama administration issued a final rule on Wednesday to bar states from withholding federal family-planning funds from Planned Parenthood affiliates and other health clinics that provide abortions. The measure takes effect two days before the Jan. 20 inauguration of Donald J. Trump.
The rule was proposed three months ago, when many Democrats assumed the next president would be Hillary Clinton; she presumably would have promoted the rule’s completion if it were still pending. It requires that state and local governments distribute federal funds for services related to contraception, sexually transmitted infections, fertility, pregnancy care, and breast and cervical cancer screening to qualified health providers, regardless of whether they also perform abortions.
Mr. Trump has sent mixed messages on Planned Parenthood’s work, supporting its health-related services other than abortion. Yet with backing from Republican leaders in Congress, he has indicated he will undo many Obama administration rules and regulations, especially last-minute additions. In this case, however, unraveling the new rule would first require a time-consuming process, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.
SAY GOODBYE TO OBAMACARE … THE PRICE IS RIGHT.
President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) to be the next head of the department of Health and Human Services. Price is a fierce critic of the not-so Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare. Look for Price to repeal and replace the failure that is Obamacare. As reported at the Politico, Price is an orthopedic surgeon and has been a longtime opponent of the Affordable Care Act, which the president-elect has pledged to repeal and replace. The Georgia congressman was an early supporter of Trump’s and endorsed him for president last May.
President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), a fierce critic of the Affordable Care Act and a proponent of overhauling the nation’s entitlement programs, to lead the department of Health and Human Services.
In a press release first thing on Tuesday, Trump announced his selection of Price, a third-generation doctor who chairs the House Budget Committee and became a fervent champion of Trump’s candidacy. In naming him to join his cabinet, the president-elect called Price “exceptionally qualified to shepherd our commitment to repeal and replace Obamacare and bring affordable and accessible healthcare to every American.”
Trump also named Seema Verma, a health-care consultant who was the architect of Medicaid changes in Vice president-elect Mike Pence’s home state of Indiana, to run a crucial section of HHS: the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
As HHS secretary, Price would be the nation’s top health official and the incoming administration’s point person for dismantling the sprawling 2010 health-care law, which Trump promised during his campaign to start dismantling on his first day in the Oval Office. The 62-year-old lawmaker, who represents a wealthy suburban Atlanta district, has played a leading role in the Republican opposition to the law and has helped draft several comprehensive bills to replace it. The GOP-led House has voted five dozen times to eliminate all or part of the ACA but has never had a chance of accomplishing its goal as long as President Obama has been in the White House.
Obamacare Premiums to Rise Almost 25% and Some Consumers Down to One Insurer … What Happened to the $2500 Premium Reduction?
HOW THAT “UNAFFORDABLE” AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE ACT WORKING OUT FOR YOU AMERICA?
As stated at Town Hall, just days after Barack Obama gave Obamacare a ringing endorsement, it is now confirmed that consumers will be feeling the wrath of Obamacare premiums rising as much as 25%. As reported by the AP, as per the administration, Obamacare premiums will go up sharply next year under President Barack Obama’s health care law, and many consumers will be down to just one insurer. According to CNN, the average premium increase masks wide variation among the states. In Arizona, the benchmark plan’s average premium will increase 116% in 2017. Remember this when you go to the polls America. I can’t say we did not warn you and tell you this from day one. You were lied to America by the current president, do we really want 4 more years of Democrat lies?
Remember when this liar told you Obamacare would reduce your premiums up to $2500 a year?
Premiums will go up sharply next year under President Barack Obama’s health care law, and many consumers will be down to just one insurer, the administration confirmed Monday. That’s sure to stoke another “Obamacare” controversy days before a presidential election.
Before taxpayer-provided subsidies, premiums for a midlevel benchmark plan will increase an average of 25 percent across the 39 states served by the federally run online market, according to a report from the Department of Health and Human Services. Some states will see much bigger jumps, others less.
Moreover, about 1 in 5 consumers will only have plans from a single insurer to pick from, after major national carriers such as UnitedHealth Group, Humana and Aetna scaled back their roles.
“Consumers will be faced this year with not only big premium increases but also with a declining number of insurers participating, and that will lead to a tumultuous open enrollment period,” said Larry Levitt, who tracks the health care law for the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation. [...]
In some states, the premium increases are striking. In Arizona, unsubsidized premiums for a hypothetical 27-year-old buying a benchmark “second-lowest cost silver plan” will jump by 116 percent, from $196 to $422, according to the administration report. [...]
Dwindling choice is another issue.
The total number of HealthCare.gov insurers will drop from 232 this year to 167 in 2017, a loss of 28 percent. (Insurers are counted multiple times if they offer coverage in more than one state. So Aetna, for example, would count once in each state that it participated in.)
From the WSJ comes one of the most predictable outcomes ever … The ObamaCare’s Meltdown Has Arrived
The day has finally come where Obamacare implodes. Obamacare was a scam from the outset and had no way of ever succeeding. But that did not stop Barack Obama and the Democrats from forcing this down the throats of Americans who wanted no part of it. The failed act called the Affordable Healthcare plan would be considered a hysterical laugh out loud riot, if it wasn’t so damning and devastating to so many people. Isn’t it remarkable that Obamacare is melting down as Obama is leaving office? Think that wasn’t intentional America? If not, then you also believe that you can keep your insurance plan, doctor and hospital under Obamacare. Obama knew this was a lie, so did Jonathon Gruber, one of the main architects of Obamacare. Hell, Bill Clinton just told you the other day called Obamacare a “crazy system” and it was killing small business.
There was a reason why Obamacare was the Politifacts 2013 LIE OF THE YEAR … “If You Like Your Health Care Plan, You Can Keep It” … #YouLie
Tennessee is ground zero for ObamaCare’s nationwide implosion. Late last month the state insurance commissioner, Julie Mix McPeak, approved premium increases of up to 62% in a bid to save the exchange set up under the Affordable Care Act. “I would characterize the exchange market in Tennessee as very near collapse,” she said.
Then last week BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee announced it would leave three of the state’s largest exchange markets—Nashville, Memphis and Knoxville. “We have experienced losses approaching $500 million over the course of three years on ACA plans,” the company said, “which is unsustainable.” As a result, more than 100,000 Tennesseans will be forced to seek out new coverage for 2017.
BlueCross is only the latest insurer to head for the exits. Community Health Alliance, the insurance co-op established under ObamaCare, is winding down due to financial failure, leaving 30,000 people without coverage. UnitedHealthcare said in April it is departing Tennessee’s exchange after significant losses. That’s another 41,000 people needing new plans.
GRUBER: “American voters are too stupid to understand the difference
All told, more than 60% of our state’s ObamaCare consumers will lose their coverage heading into 2017. When they go in search of a replacement plan, they will confront two unfortunate realities: a dearth of options and skyrocketing costs.
Seventy-three out of Tennessee’s 95 counties will have only one insurer on the exchange, meaning no meaningful competition whatsoever. In regions where BlueCross BlueShield is pulling out, there will be two remaining major carriers, Cigna and Humana. The only large metro area with more options will be Chattanooga.
As the Instupundit opines, “Leave it to government to force a marketplace into existence, where people are coerced into buying something many of them can’t afford to use, and which sellers still lose money selling. And then leave it to government to blame free markets for the failure.”
Trump should pound this over and over again in the next debate, especially the fact that Hillary is all in on a failed system and her own husband knows it to be crazy.
Bill Clinton Trashes Obamacare At Event, Calls It “Crazy System” … “Doesn’t Work,” “Doesn’t Make Any Sense” … “Killing Small Business People”
Former President Bill Clinton finally tells the truth about Obamacare at event and trashes it calling it a “crazy system” that “doesn’t work,” and “doesn’t make any sense” and is “killing the small business people”. OUCH. Yes, that came from Bill Clinton’s, Hillary’s husband, not the vast right wing conspiracy. So is he saying this to get us to a single payer healthcare system? Because Bubba Clinton is saying even Obamacare doesn’t work. Even though we have been telling you from the outset it was never intended to work. Michelle Malkin opines, did Bill Clinton just give another reason, a a very good one, to vote against his wife.
Former President Bill Clinton attacked President Barack Obama’s signature health care legislation Monday, calling it a “crazy system” that “doesn’t make any sense” during a Michigan campaign event for Hillary.
“It doesn’t many any sense. The insurance model doesn’t work here,” Clinton said about the government-run marketplaces Obamacare set up. Clinton said that Obamacare “works fine” for people with “modest” incomes or who are eligible for government subsidies, or Medicare. But he added that, “the people that are getting killed in this deal are small business people and individuals who make just a little too much to get any of these subsidies.”
Bill Clinton: ObamaCare Insurance Model “Doesn’t Work,” “Doesn’t Make Any Sense”
Bill Clinton: ObamaCare Is Killing Small Business People
Bill Clinton: Obamacare “Crazy System,” People End Up W/ “Premiums Doubled And Coverage Cut In Half”
So why did Obama and the Democrats change the healthcare to system to Obamacare?