An ObamaCare medical miracle midst millions of ObamaCare catastrophes is possible. ObamaCare might miraculously resurrect from the dead Harry and Louise.
In 1994, not in 2007/2008 when Hillary perfected a new plan, Harry and Louise advertisements helped doom the Clinton health care plan. Louise told Harry “Having choices we don’t like is no choice at all.” That simple attack resonated. Bill Clinton back on his heels refused to accept a Republican “compromise” proposal that very much resembles ObamaCare and therefore health care reform died a quick merciful death – without the prolonged horrors that accompany end of life patients losing organ after organ until death is acknowledged with a certificate.
Knowing nothing about health care, nor reform, Barack Obama in 2009 did have a keen sense of self-advancement and check-the-box politics. Barack Obama, no doubt with an eye to lucrative Board of Directors perches for himself and Michelle, his patient dumping wife, post presidency, wanted to keep the Big Pharma and Big Insurance industries content with him. Barack Obama certainly did not want hostility from the very industry groups that ran Harry and Louise ads so effectively.
Obama, at the height of his popularity, traded away most of what could have constituted health care savings in secret meetings which violated his promises of openness and honesty. The left applauded the treachery.
So corrupt were Obama’s deals that Harry and Louise ads began to air. This time Harry and Louise shilled for the corruption not yet fully acknowledged to be ObamaCare. “Well it looks like we may finally get health care reform,” Harry told Louise.
That corrupt alliance of Barack Obama and industry supporters of ObamaCare might be over because “Obama cannot be trusted by friend nor foe.” Barack Obama stuck the knife into the backs of those that helped him pass ObaminationCare:
“President Obama’s messy breakup with insurers
President Barack Obama is breaking up with the health insurance industry again.
He’s had a love-hate relationship with the insurers ever since the early days of the health care reform debate. He yelled at them in public for giving people skimpy coverage, then slipped them a gift-wrapped box of chocolates — the individual mandate they wanted to gain millions of new customers.
Even during the implementation of Obamacare, he has stuck with the industry, staying in the rocky relationship despite all the petty bickering. He has to use them as a foil to advertise the law’s benefits, like all the rebates from greedy insurance companies. But he also needs them to make the law work — which is why he has been careful not to raise his voice at them even as they sent cancellation notices to individual insurance customers throughout the country.
Now, Obama is putting them on the spot. The message of his proposed one-year fix to the cancelled policies is this: I’m giving you a chance to clean up the mess. If you don’t clean it up, don’t blame it on me.“
Barack Obama thinks that his usual trick of shift-the-blame will work again. He’s not responsible for anything. He just golfs. But health care and health insurance are what he messed up and Americans want solutions not words. Obama can only produced blame shifting words and platitudes of rolled back oceans. This time Barack Obama’s words won’t work because as the bills come due every American will see that Obama has put them in an ugly fix:
“There’s just one problem: Health insurers say the fix won’t work. And state insurance commissioners and leading actuaries aren’t sure, either.
For one thing, health insurance plans already set their prices for the Obamacare plans assuming that they’d get a certain number of customers, and the right mix of healthy and sick people. If they don’t get those people, they’re warning that the mix will be thrown off, and prices will have to go up — creating a new nightmare for the administration.
“Changing the rules after health plans have already met the requirements of the law could destabilize the market and result in higher premiums for consumers,” Karen Ignagni of America’s Health Insurance Plans, the leading health insurance trade group, said in a statement.
Health insurance actuaries echoed the alarm.
“Changing the [Affordable Care Act] provisions could alter the dynamics of the insurance market, creating two parallel markets operating under different rules, thereby threatening the viability of insurance markets operating under the new rules,” said Cori Uccello, the senior health fellow at the American Academy of Actuaries. [snip]
And that assumes health insurers throughout the country can actually un-cancel plans this late in the game. Bill Hoagland, a senior vice president at the Bipartisan Policy Center and a former top official at CIGNA, says it’s “not that easy to put the genie back in the bottle” after insurers have sent the letters, set their rates, and programmed their computers under the rules that existed before Thursday.
“I don’t know if it’s a specific effort to shift the responsibility, but it will put pressure on the insurance companies,” said Hoagland. “If they can’t provide or reopen those plans … the burden will fall onto them.”
Democrats don’t have a lot of sympathy for the insurance companies. They’ve been pushing the Obama administration to do more to pin the blame on the insurers, and to remind the public of the bad old days of pre-Obamacare health insurance coverage — as Obama did on Thursday, when he talked about how “Americans were routinely exposed to financial ruin or denied coverage due to minor pre-existing conditions or dropped from coverage altogether even if they’ve paid their premiums on time.”
Even now, Democratic strategists say insurers deserve more of the blame for tone-deaf communications with their customers than Obama is giving them.”
The Obama “fix” tries to shift the blame to insurers and state insurance commissioners for the chaotic mess Obama is to blame. Lisa Myers of NBC News explains in an investigative report why Barack Obama is to blame:
“Insurers, state officials say cancellation of health care policies just as they predicted
Several insurance industry officials and state insurance commissioners expressed frustration Friday, saying they were “baffled” by President Barack Obama’s assertion that the cancellation of millions of insurance policies occurred because a key provision of the Affordable Care Act didn’t work as expected. The administration was warned three years ago that regulations would have exactly that effect, they said.
They said the widespread cancellations in the individual health insurance market — roughly 5 million and counting — are in line with what was projected under regulations drawn up by the administration in 2010, requirements that both insurers and businesses objected to at the time. Cancellations also are occurring in the small group market, which covers businesses with between two and 50 employees, they noted.
“We have been saying for years that the requirements in the law were going to mean that people couldn’t keep their current plans and they were going to have to purchase coverage that was more expensive,” said one high-level heath industry insider who spoke on condition of anonymity. “We said these changes would disrupt coverage and increase premiums for consumers. And now everything we said is coming true and people are acting surprised.”
Obama lied, millions cried.
We do not weep for the insurance companies that entered into a corrupt alliance with corrupt Barack Obama:
“The president urged, though did not mandate, insurers to reinstate cancelled plans and create two markets. In the process, he sought to alienate an old ally, the insurance industry, in order to create a foil at which Americans could direct their anxiety.
“The insurance industry is furious,” wrote the Washington Post’s Ezra Klein. “They’ve been working with the White House to get HealthCare.Gov up and running and they’ve been devoting countless man hours to dealing with the problems and they’ve been taking the heat from their customers over canceled plans, and now the Obama administration wants to make them into a scapegoat.”
Some insurers will play the heavy in this production, but not all. Some state insurance commissioners simply refused to comply with the president’s request. Most, it is a safe bet, will include in the letters they are required to send to those with insurance policies that do not meet ACA requirements a paragraph or two informing them that they can lay the blame for their recent hardship squarely at the foot of the president.”
Obama made his blame shifting announcement without consulting nor even informing his dupes. If Obama won’t listen to his partners in crime, perhaps he will listen to a resurrected and angry Harry and Louise?
If the opponents of ObamaCare do not resurrect Harry and Louise maybe the Big Media shills for ObamaCare will in order to rescue their now broken dreams and have Harry tell Louise “I still believe in Hope and Change and the flim-flam man”. Ezra Klein who created the Journolisters is weeping for his broken tin plate god and the hope for change that has turned hideous:
“Obamacare’s success would’ve affirmed the theories underlying Obama’s presidency — theories that could then be picked up by future presidents. Instead, Obamacare is systematically blowing apart the very premises it’s based on.
The reliance on Republican policy proposals did nothing to generate Republican support. Instead of showing the falseness of partisan divisions, Obamacare has proven how deeply entrenched they truly are.
Far from introducing innovation and efficiency into the system, the decision to build a complex, 50-state public-private hybrid has introduced towering complexity into the project, and seems, potentially, to be beyond the government’s capacity to do well.
And protecting individuals from the predations of the market has mostly led to complaints from those benefitting from the predations of the market. Even the most unjust system has winners, and those winners cling tightly to what they’ve won.”
Ezra is childish in his beliefs. He’s still making excuses and refusing to acknowledge that he is a fool and he foolishly fell for a scam from a flim-flam man he still adores and worships.
“If You Believe in Government, You Should Be Furious About Obamacare’s Incompetent Rollout
A fiasco that could haunt progressives for years to come
The first, and most obvious, effect will be on the Democrats’ political prospects in 2014 and perhaps even in 2016. Whatever advantage the Democrats received from the Republican shutdown, or from Republican machinations in state legislatures, has been erased by the specter of cancelled insurance policies and malfunctioning web pages. According to the Huffington Post’s polling averages, Democrats went from a tie in early August to a five point advantage in mid- October in the generic Congressional polls. That was a result of the public blaming the Republicans for the shutdown. But since then, the Democratic advantage has been falling and is now only 2.4 percent – which, given Republican advantages of incumbency and districting, is not enough to retake the House in 2014.
There are also warning signs in Senate races, where Democrats in 2014 have to defend 20 seats and the Republicans only 13. One race the Democrats need to win is in North Carolina, where Kay Hagan is up for re-election. According to Public Policy Polling, Hagan was leading her Republican challengers by eight points in August. Hagan’s advantage appeared to be tied to voters’ unhappiness with the state’s Republican administration. But this week, PPP’s polling showed Hagan tied with her challengers. PPP’s Tom Jensen blames Hagan’s ominous showing on the Obamacare rollout: [snip]
The second, and more far-reaching, effect will be on Americans’ support for government social and economic programs. Since the country’s founding, Americans have always had an abiding distrust of the federal government. [snip]
Obama succeeded in passing a health care bill in 2010 in the wake of the Great Recession. But if Obamacare doesn’t work as promised, then its failure will have reinforced for a generation the argument against any government initiatives. Reform will be dead – whether it’s to fix immigration, healthcare, or the growing gap between rich and poor.
There are already clear warning signs.“
Because Americans are waking up to see Obama as the liar he is and ObamaCare as the killer it is, a lot of Obama Dimocrats are in reelection Hell. Hagen in North Carolina is not alone. Already the 2014 battlefield terrain is expanded to Republican advantage. Is the Michigan Senate seat in play for 2014?
The tears we shed for insurers and fools like Ezra and Judis are tears of laughter. We warned them Obama cannot be trusted and told them Obama represented false HOPE AND CHANGE for the worse.
Some fools are learning though. The Chicago Tribune which shilled for home town Obama even though they new better are off the Obama Hopium. It’s time for a change and ObamaCare repeal:
“Stop digging. Start over.
As Friday dawns, here’s what a health insurance crisis looks like to many millions of Americans: Barely six weeks shy of 2014, they do not know whether they will have medical coverage Jan. 1. Or which hospitals and doctors they might patronize. Or what they may pay to protect themselves and their families against the chance of medical and financial catastrophe. How much, that is, they may pay in order to satisfy the Democratic politicians and federal bureaucrats who are worsening a metastasizing health coverage fiasco. [snip]
Those who don’t want or can’t afford the replacement policies Obamacare offers them. Those whose new policies block them from using the health providers who have treated them for many years. The estimated 23 million to 41 million people whose employer-sponsored plans are the next to be imperiled. And on and on.
Most of these tribespeople only wish their big problem was a slipshod Obamacare website. On Thursday, their plight grew more frightful. With even Democratic members of Congress storming the White House over the cancellations, Obama declared — by what legal authority is unclear — that he would overrule the law he signed in 2010 and allow insurers to extend those canceled policies for a year. [snip]
But in this country we don’t change bad laws by presidential fiat. We change them by having Congress rewrite them or by starting from scratch. Obama doesn’t want to reopen this law for fear that Republicans and some Democrats will substantially rewrite it. But that’s what has to happen.
We understand why the president and leaders of his party want to rescue whatever they can of Obamacare. On their watch, official Washington has blown the launch of a new entitlement program … under the schedule they alone set in early 2010.
What we don’t understand is their reluctance to give that failure more than lip service. Many of the Americans who heard their president say Thursday that “we fumbled the rollout of this health care law” would have been pleased to hear him add: So we’re admitting it. This law is a bust. We’re starting over.“
Barack Obama will ignore the Chicago Tribune. Barack Obama will ignore all the Ezra Judis dupes crying for a failed lifetime of hopes and dreams. Barack Obama will even ignore these dupes, who by definition must be racists because they are not happy with Barack and ObamainationCare:
“Students at Bowie State University assailed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on Thursday after administrators cancelled a low cost school-wide health care plan due to new regulations in the law.
Many students told Campus Reform that the now cancelled plans, which provided coverage for just $50 per semester, were the only insurance they could afford.
“I can’t afford anything right now,” one said. “I can’t even afford my loans.”
“We don’t have that money,” said another. “We can barely afford books.”
Several students said that they felt they had been let down.
“It’s stupid and it’s Obama’s fault,” one said. “You haven’t done anything, Obama, and I’m disappointed in you.”
“What it was hyped up to be, was that it was supposed to solve a lot of problems and help a lot of people, and its not really doing that,” said another.”
How stupid they were to invest in a flim-flam man with a scam. Barack Obama won’t listen to them and why should he? They’re idiots ripe for the picking. Ezra, Judis, Bowie dopes, Chicago Tribune, all the usual idiots, Republicans, conservatives, pundits and Big Media know-nothings nor the Tea Party – Obama won’t listen to any of them.
However, Barack Obama might listen to Harry and Louise. An ad campaign by some entity outlining all the failures and corruptions of ObamaCare laid out at a kitchen table might get Obama’s Dumbo-sized ears to listen.
Hey, instead of Harry and Louise how about Barry and Moo-ise? From one Barry to another….