How’s This “Hope & Change”: 7 Million Americans Will Lose Insurance under Obamacare … What Happened to you can Keep your Heathcare Coverage?
LION LYING KING: So much for the promises of President Barack Hussein Obama and that you can keep your insurance and doctors with the advent of Obamacare. NOT IF YOU CAN’T KEEP YOUR JOB OR THEY PAY THE PENALTY INSTEAD.
As it turns out, former Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was 100% correct, they did need to pass Obamacare in order to find out what’s in it. According to the CBO, because of Obamacare 7 million American workers will be pushed out of their job based insurance coverage. Instead businesses are going to opt to pay the penalty to the government rather than providing insurance coverage for their workers. The 7 million affected is nearly twice as many that was initially estimated by the CBO. Really? Who did not think that a business would rather pay a penalty that was less than the actual amount it cost to cover an employee? This was the entire reason why the Obamacare penalty was made so low, to entire businesses to drop insurance coverage and push their employee’s on the government insurance dole. This is the first step to universal, government controlled health care.
LIAR: If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor, period! If you like your healthcare plan, you can keep your healthcare plan. period!
President Obama’s health care law will push 7 million people out of their job-based insurance coverage — nearly twice the previous estimate, according to the latest estimates from the Congressional Budget Office released Tuesday.
CBO said that this year’s tax cuts have changed the incentives for businesses and made it less attractive to pay for insurance, meaning fewer will decide to do so. Instead, they’ll choose to pay a penalty to the government, totaling $13 billion in higher fees over the next decade.
But the non-partisan agency also expects fewer people to have to pay individual penalties to the IRS than it earlier projects, because of a better method for calculating incomes that found more people will be exempt.
THE OBAMA LIE … So what happened to Barack Obama’s promise to the American people? Obama told the American people and was reelected based on the following
promise lie. He stated that no matter how we reform health care we will keep the following promise to the American people. “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor, period! If you like your healthcare plan, you can keep your healthcare plan. period! No one will take it away. No matter what”. What a bold faced lie (VIDEO). Every promise that Obama made that his Obamacare was going to do has done just the opposite and they knew it all along. It did not lower the cost of insurance coverage, it increased it. It did not make doctors and hospitals became less administrators and accountants, it made them more. It did not create 100′s of thousands of more jobs, it caused businesses to lay off workers also HERE, HERE and HERE. It did not increase employee take home pay either. It has all been one big Obama lie and an uninformed Honey Boo Boo, envious electorate bought it hook, line and sinker.
Posted February 6, 2013 by Scared Monkeys
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Thanks to Obamacare Smith & Nephew Orthopedics Laying Off 100 Workers Because of 2.3% Excise Tax on Medical Devices
Obamacare costs Americans more jobs …
The 100 employees who are being laid off at Smith & Nephew Orthopedics in Memphis, TN and Andover, MA can than President Barack Obama and Obamacare for their new found unemployment. The lay offs are being attributed to Obamacare and the excise tax was built into the Affordable Healthcare Act and took effect on January 1, 2013 that puts a 2.3% tax on medical devices. Just yet more brilliance from Barack Obama and the government take over of healthcare. With a poor economy and a jobs market that continues to struggle with job growth, Obama has done his part to make sure even more Americans lose their jobs. All in the name of taxes and increasing g revenue to pay fro his boondoggle called Obamacare.
I guess its kind of hard for you to keep your insurance and doctors like I promised if you lose your job, eh?
Smith & Nephew Orthopedics is laying off an estimated 100 employees in Memphis and Andover, Mass., citing the 2.3 percent excise tax on orthopedic device companies as the reason.
Joe Metzger, senior vice president of corporate communications for Smith & Nephew, said the tax is impacting “a number of companies across the U.S.”
“Smith & Nephew is not immune from this added expense burden,” Metzger said in a statement. “Unfortunately, and in order to absorb this cost burden into our business, this has meant less than 100 positions have been made redundant across various departmental functions in our Tennessee and Massachusetts sites. The company is providing the affected employees with a comprehensive severance package and outplacement support.”
Smith & Nephew employs an estimated 1,815 people in Memphis, according to Memphis Business Journal research. Metzger declined to reveal how many of the roughly 100 layoffs occurred in Memphis. A report in the Memphis Daily News, quoting anonymous sources, said there were 60 local jobs lost.
Just curious, if Obamacare is so affordable, why are people losing their jobs to pay for it?
What Happened to that Free and Discounted Premium Obama Health Care … IRS Says Cheapest Obamacare Plan Will Be $20,000 Per Family
Hey America, how’s that free and discounted Obamacare healthcare looking now?
LION LYING KING: HEALTHCARE COST EDITION: In a further effort to prove that a sucker is born every minute and most of the them voted for Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential election, we are now presented with even more details of the Obamacare healthcare law that Nancy Pelosi stated that we had to pass it in order to find out what’s in it. Barack Obama sold this bill of goods to the American public saying that it would reduce insurance premiums, and in some cases up to 3000%. Yes, as the Gateway Pundit reminds us, Barack Obama actually said that you would get a 3000% discount on your insurance premiums from your employers and a raise. The said reality was that the ignorant and uninformed voters actually bought Obama’s BS.
However, the reality is that the IRS is saying that the cheapest Obamacare plan will cost a family $20,000 a year. How’s that “Hopey-Changey” Obamacare working out for ya now? Why is the IRS making these comments? They will be the enforcement agency of Obamacare and come after those who do not have insurance. Under the law, the penalty for not buying health insurance is supposed to be capped at either the annual average Bronze premium, 2.5 percent of taxable income, or $2,085.00 per family in 2016. Huh, the IRS is calling it a penalty. Wasn’t it the US Supreme Court that called it a tax?
In a final regulation issued Wednesday, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) assumed that under Obamacare the cheapest health insurance plan available in 2016 for a family will cost $20,000 for the year.
Under Obamacare, Americans will be required to buy health insurance or pay a penalty to the IRS.
The IRS’s assumption that the cheapest plan for a family will cost $20,000 per year is found in examples the IRS gives to help people understand how to calculate the penalty they will need to pay the government if they do not buy a mandated health plan.
The examples point to families of four and families of five, both of which the IRS expects in its assumptions to pay a minimum of $20,000 per year for a bronze plan.
“The annual national average bronze plan premium for a family of 5 (2 adults, 3 children) is $20,000,” the regulation says.
AMERICA, HAS DOES IT FEEL TO BE LIED TO? GOOD LUCK WITH YOU $20,000 OBAMACARE FAMILY PLAN.
President Barack Obama Averaged 49.1% Job Approval During First Term in Office, Among the Lowest of Post World War II Presidents
Second Term Mandate … Hardly.
According to Gallup, President Barack Hussein Obama’s job approval during his first term in office was among the lowest of ant of the post-World War II presidents. His average of 49.1% during his first term and 48.1% during his final year of his first term is only above Jimmy Carter and George H.G. Bush. However, these two individuals lost reelection. With a consistent high unemployment rate, record number of individuals on food stamps, near record low job participation and record debt, it makes one scratch their heads how GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney did not defeat Obama.
One really has to wonder just how low Barack Obama’s job approval ratings would be if he did not have the liberal MSM carrying his water and opening supporting and campaigning for him. How would the American people feel about Barack Obama if they did not have a lying and complicit propagandist media running cover for him? It explains how such an epic failure of a president was reelected. Which begs the questions, had it not been for the corrupt liberal media complex, would a lazy and apathetic America still voted him in for a second term or would they still have bought into Obama’s divisiveness and class warfare?
President Barack Obama averaged 49.1% job approval during his first term in office, among the lowest for post-World War II presidents. Only Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford had lower job approval averages. Obama’s first-term average is most similar to Bill Clinton’s. Lyndon Johnson, John Kennedy, and Dwight Eisenhower were the most popular first-term presidents.
Obama’s first-term approval average, like those of most presidents with lower first-term averages, was likely dragged down by a sluggish economy. Clinton and Reagan saw higher second-term approval as the economy improved. Obama’s approval rating has also shown improvement, with a 48.1% average in his fourth year in office after a 44.4% average in his third year.
Obama White House Releases Letters from Little Kids Pleading for Gun Control … Would they Do the Same About the Debt?
Mmm, mmm, mmm, Barack Hussein Obama … This is nothing more than moral blackmail.
The “Exploiter” in Chief’s White House has released a letter from children pleading for gun control. Really Mr. President, is this the length of your grasp of the issue? You use children’s words because it plays into your anti-2nd Amendment, “imperial” president agenda? Just curious, would Obama release letters from children that criticize him for his deficit spending and year after year $1 trillion spending that has inflated the national debt to over $16 trillion? The debt is going to affect all future children, grand children and great grand children as opposed to the few who would ever be exposed to assault weapons. What about the lack of any job growth plan that has caused children’s parents to be continually on unemployment and food stamps? So I ask you America, who is more dangerous to our children, assault weapons or Barack Obama’s socialist, big government out of control spending agenda?
From The Weekly Standard:
The White House today released letters from little kids pleading for gun control, just hours before President Obama is to release a comprehensive proposal to limit guns and ammunition. The letters were released to the Associated Press in what appears to be a coordinated effort to help shape the narrative the day of Obama’s announcement.
“Three days after six teachers and 20 students were killed by a rampaging gunman at their elementary school in Newtown, Conn., an 8-year-old from Maryland pulled out a sheet of paper and asked President Barack Obama for ‘some changes in the laws with guns,’” the AP reports.
“It’s a free country but I recommend there needs (to) be a limit with guns,” Grant wrote in a letter dated Dec. 17. “Please don’t let people own machine guns or other powerful guns like that.”
In the days after the shooting, children around the country had the same idea as Grant. They put their feelings about the massacre on paper and sent those letters to a receptive White House.
“I am writing to ask you to STOP gun violence,” wrote Tajeah, a 10-year-old from Georgia. “I am very sad about the children who lost their lives. So, I thought I would write to you to STOP gun violence.”
Maybe the Children who wrote to the president and are going to stand behind Obama when he puts forth his 19 executive orders today might want to learn the way in which a law is actually passed. As stated above, what if the children wrote Obama criticising Obamacare or Obama’s out of control debt? What if the children of America spoke out against Obama’s big government socialism and tax and spend policies? Any chance they would be released to the public?
Posted January 16, 2013 by Scared Monkeys
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Didn’t Barack Obama Promise that Obamacare would Lower Costs … Health Insurers Raise Some Rates by Double Digits
LION LYING KING: Remember when President Barack Obama said that Obamacare would lower costs for insureds, REALLY? It’s just yet another Obama lie to “We the People”.
For those of us who hold President Obama to his word, unlike the liberal MSM, you will remember in the second debate with John McCain in 2008, Obama promised, “We’re going to work with your employer to lower the cost of your premiums by up to $2,500 a year.” Obama would then go on the stump and continually make the promise that Obamacare, the socialized government take over of healthcare, would lower premium costs. Just curious America, did Obama work with your employer to lower your health care premiums this year by $2500? Heck, mine went up by about 25%. Investors Business Daily has previously provided the data that shows Obama’s math problems when it comes to premiums.
But like everything else when it comes to this president, no one wants to hold him accountable. Maybe when millions of insureds realize they were duped, maybe, just maybe ”We the People” will finally do the responsible thing and punish Obama, Democrats and the MSM for their lies.
As reported in the NY Times, Health insurance companies across the country are seeking and winning double-digit increases in premiums.
Health insurance companies across the country are seeking and winning double-digit increases in premiums for some customers, even though one of the biggest objectives of the Obama administration’s health care law was to stem the rapid rise in insurance costs for consumers.
Particularly vulnerable to the high rates are small businesses and people who do not have employer-provided insurance and must buy it on their own.
In California, Aetna is proposing rate increases of as much as 22 percent, Anthem Blue Cross 26 percent and Blue Shield of California 20 percent for some of those policy holders, according to the insurers’ filings with the state for 2013. These rate requests are all the more striking after a 39 percent rise sought by Anthem Blue Cross in 2010 helped give impetus to the law, known as the Affordable Care Act, which was passed the same year and will not be fully in effect until 2014.
In other states, like Florida and Ohio, insurers have been able to raise rates by at least 20 percent for some policy holders. The rate increases can amount to several hundred dollars a month.
How are those Obama lies working out for you America?
An Obama Happy New Year … Fiscal Cliff or Not Americans Face $1 Trillion Obamacare Tax Hike Hitting on January 1, 2013
Taxation without any responsible representation … The Obama taxes!!!
America, get ready for the tax hikes on everyone that you voted in when Barack Obama won reelection. Thanks to that misguided and uninformed election Americans now face a $1 trillion Obamacare tax hike beginning January 1, 2013 … Happy New Year. So you thought that by participating in Obama’s class warfare against the so called rich would not effect you, eh? Think again … it all trickles down. All these Obamacare taxes and Obamacare still does nothing what it originally claimed to do.
$ 1 Trillion !!!
On January 1, regardless of the outcome of fiscal cliff negotiations, Americans will be hit with a $1 trillion Obamacare tax hike.
Obamacare contains twenty new or higher taxes. Five of the taxes hit for the first time on January 1. In total, Americans face a net $1 trillion tax hike for the years 2013-2022, according to the Congressional Budget Office.
The five major Obamacare taxes taking effect on January 1 are as follows: (full pdf doc can be read HERE)
- The Obamacare Medical Device Tax - Medical device manufacturers employ 409,000 people in 12,000 plants across the country. Obamacare imposes a new 2.3 percent excise tax on gross sales – even if the company does not earn a profit in a given year. In addition to killing small business jobs and impacting research and development budgets, this will increase the cost of your health care – making everything from pacemakers to artificial hips more expensive. The Patriot Perspective discusses exactly what this means. It is insane to make any industry pay a tax on their gross sales, versus net.
- The Obamacare Flex Account Tax
- The Obamacare Surtax on Investment Income
- The Obamacare “Haircut” for Medical Itemized Deductions
- The Obamacare Medicare Payroll Tax Hike
Domino’s Pizza is suing the federal govenment because of the Obamacare mandate to cover contraception. The founder of Domino’s, Tom Monaghan presently offers health insurance that excludes contraception and abortion for employees. Monagan is a devout Roman Catholic and believes that contraception is not health care and instead is a “gravely immoral” practice. Where are the liberals now when it comes to “separation of church and state”? What happened to freedom of Religion? What ever happened to Liberty and the Constitution in the United States?
The founder of Domino’s Pizza is suing the federal government over mandatory contraception coverage in the new health care law.
Tom Monaghan, a devout Roman Catholic, says contraception is not health care and instead is a “gravely immoral” practice. He’s a plaintiff in a lawsuit filed Friday in federal court, along with his Domino’s Farms, which runs an office park near Ann Arbor.
Monaghan offers health insurance that excludes contraception and abortion for employees. The new law requires employers to offer insurance that includes contraception coverage or risk fines. Monaghan says the law violates his constitutional rights, and he’s asking a judge to strike down the mandate.
It’s true, there really is a sucker born every minute and on November 11, 2012 … 65,455,010 voted.
Thanks Barack Obama and Obamacare. From the Washington Times, beginning in 2014 most Americans will be facing a $63-per-head Obamacare fee to pay for preexisting conditions. What, you thought Obamacare was free? You thought your insurance premiums would not go up? You mean you actually believed Obama when he said that a principle of his health care plan was to reduce the cost of health care? If you did, Obama has a bridge to sell you as well.
Supposedly, 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.” Just curious, am I allowed to count these people as dependents on my taxes?
Remember When Obama promised you his three principles of Obamacare … turns out all were false and you bought it hook, line and sinker
Your medical plan is facing an unexpected expense, so you probably are, too. It’s a new, $63-per-head fee to cushion the cost of covering people with pre-existing conditions under President Obama’s health care overhaul.
The charge, buried in a recent regulation, works out to tens of millions of dollars for the largest companies, employers say. Most of that is likely to be passed on to workers.
Employee benefits lawyer Chantel Sheaks calls it a “sleeper issue” with significant financial consequences, particularly for large employers.
The Obama administration says it is a temporary assessment levied for three years starting in 2014, designed to raise $25 billion. It starts at $63 and then declines.
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.
Isn’t it quite amazing that this will occur after Barack Obama ran for reelection? It’s not as Nancy Pelosi stated in that we had to pass the bill [Obamacare] to see what was in it … Pelosi, Reid and Obama wanted to hide from America what was in it until it was too late.
Now they are concerned. Suddenly 18 Democrat Senators want to delay the Obamacare “job-killing” tax on medical devices.
Previously, then Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that we have to pass the bill [Obamacare] in order to find out what is in it. Really? Long after the Obamacare bill was passed politicians still refused to say what was in it, even though many on the Right stated that there were numerous taxes that would be bad for the economy. Suddenly, following the 2012 election Democrats have had an epiphany, have become enlightened and now are urging a delay in some of the taxes from the Affordable Care Act.
After all this time, after all their defense of Obamacare, suddenly sixteen present and two Senate-elect Democrat US Senators are sending Democrat Senate Majority leader Harry Reid a letter calling for a delay in the “job-killing” tax. Even though some of the Senators on this list who have medical device companies in their states, they still voted for Obamacare. It is only now on the verge of the tax being implemented, January 1, 2013, it has become an issue.
Sixteen Democratic senators who voted for the Affordable Care Act are asking that one of its fundraising mechanisms, a 2.3 percent tax on medical devices scheduled to take effect January 1, be delayed. Echoing arguments made by Republicans against Obamacare, the Democratic senators say the levy will cost jobs — in a statement Monday, Sen. Al Franken called it a “job-killing tax” — and also impair American competitiveness in the medical device field.
The senators, who made the request in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, are Franken, Richard Durbin, Charles Schumer, Patty Murray, John Kerry, Kirsten Gillibrand, Amy Klobuchar, Joseph Lieberman, Ben Nelson, Robert Casey, Debbie Stabenow, Barbara Mikulski, Kay Hagan, Herb Kohl, Jeanne Shaheen, and Richard Blumenthal. All voted for Obamacare.
Two other Democrats, senators-elect Joe Donnelly and Elizabeth Warren, also signed the letter. Donnelly voted for Obamacare as a member of the House. Warren was not in Congress at the time.
Suddenly after the election and all the lies that have been spewed about Obamacare, Democrats now have developed a conscience that Granny’s hip is going to cost more. However, in order to delay or get rid of this tax, Democrats are going to have to come up with $29 billion. That is the amount that is supposed to come in from this medical device tax. As stated at Powerline, Democrats are now admitting that Obamacare is a jobs killer. Where were they for the past four years? Its not just this tax that is a jobs-killer, all of Obamacare is one.
Of course the medical device tax will cost jobs, as will any number of other taxes that support Obamacare. These Democrats are latecomers to the party, and they would have more credibility if they had not voted for the bill in the first place. I suspect that what is going on here is that these Democrats know there is no chance the medical device tax will be repealed, but they want whatever political cover may come from having complained about it, notwithstanding that they voted for the tax.
There are consequences to votes and following Obama blindly so that liberals could accomplish their Holy Grail of socialized medicine. The result is a deviating effect on the economy.