Obamacare was never about healthcare. Its real purpose is to (a) massively increase unionized Federal Bureaucrats/Democrat Voters; (b) reward Democrat supporters by bailing out bankrupt state/city/union retiree health plans; (c) eliminate the private HealthCare Industry; and (c) acquire power over the American people.
Democrats forced Obamacare on Americans on Christmas Eve without a single Republican vote. Reid used a trick “reconciliation” to make it law.*
To make it constitutional, Obama bullied John Roberts, who was against it, into unconstitutionally rewriting the law.*
Obama lied about everything to get ObamaCare passed. ObamaCare violates our privacy, religious and gun rights. Millions have lost jobs and/or healthcare. We can’t keep our doctor. Death Panels will determine whether and how much healthcare seniors get. Insurance costs will triple; private insurers will be forced out of business; and we’ll all be forced into Obama’s Exchanges. But more than half of those who didn’t have insurance still won’t have it!
ObamaCare was never about HealthCare. Nobody was ever denied healthcare. Emergency Rooms are closing because they can’t afford to obey Laws that require “free” “emergency” care for millions of uninsured, illegals and foreigners.
Obama will have unprecedented power. He’ll eliminate our Constitutional Rights; control the hospitals, doctors, insurance companies, medical researchers and medical device manufacturers; force Catholic Hospitals to provide abortions; know everyone’s secrets; control everyone’s healthcare; decide whether we can live or die; and be the boss of the largest unionized bureaucracy in the world!
ObamaCare vastly increases the unionized Federal bureaucracy, while forcing ordinary Americans to shoulder the costs: 50 new taxes have been imposed on us, there are 20,000 pages of regulations.* and $1 Billion has been spent on enforcement.* Instead of hiring more doctors, Obama has created 159 new ObamaCare federal commissions* and two new unionized bureaucracies* to act as enforcers; all receiving union wages and benefits. In exchange, your services will be cut &/or your taxes and premiums raised.
40,000 SEIU union “patient navigators” have minimal training and because no criminal background checks were done, could be identity thieves.* But they’ll demand your social security and confidential financial information; pry into your medical, social and mental history; and monitor your political affiliations.
The IRS union, enforcer of ObamaCare, was increased by 18,000.* A Federal database keeps your health records. 2400 records have been hacked.* HHS shares mental health information with DOJ, which will strip away your gun rights.*The IRS already shared confidential information with Democrats and will continue to harass conservatives.
Obamacare rules have had a terrible impact on private businesses and workers. Businesses cover over 170 million workers and must pay $25 Billion in taxes in 3 years ($63/worker)* Those with over 50 full-time (30+hrs/week) workers, must provide health insurance or pay a $2,000/worker/year fine.*
As a consequence, companies have laid off millions of workers or converted them to part time. Hours and wages have been reduced at Forever 21* Sea World,* Kroger, Wendy’s Denny’s, Subway, Carl’s Jr. and others. Home Depot cut coverage for 20,000.* UPS dropped 15,000 spouses.* IBM sent 110,000 retirees into private exchanges. Boeing’s costs will rise $25 million/year. IDB’s chart shows 258 school and local districts, universities and companies, which have cut hours or laid off workers.* Even the Cleveland Clinic has laid off workers.*
Individuals have been attacked too. Individuals must buy health insurance or be fined upto $695/person/year. 75% of workers’ plans are “Cadillac” plans costing more than $10,200/person. They will be fined 40% of the “excess” cost.* Insurance costs are listed on your W-2, so Obama can tax you.*
More lies: You can’t “keep your insurance.” Private Insurance premiums are not “going down by $2,500.” Taxes for insurers rise from $8B/2014 to $14B/2018.* To compensate, insurers are dropping coverage; raising premiums, deductibles and co-pays; and sharply reducing the doctors in their networks.* Average Americans will pay more for insurance and pay higher taxes to subsidize others’ insurances.* Many small group plans are subject to huge rate hikes or cancellations.* As Reid acknowledged, private insurers will be subject to so many regulations, they will go out of business.*
Obama Exchanges are not affordable. Rate rises are concealed by increased co-pays and deductibles. Hospitals won’t see you. HHS is hiding numbers. Compared to private insurance, the average ObamaCare rate is higher by 99% for men and 66% for women, even more for the young.* In some states, rates rise 300%. California’s individual coverage will rise 80%.* Colorado’s will double. In 10 years, spending on ObamaCare will rise $621 Billion or $7,450/family of four.*
Insurance rates start at $200/month for the young and $600/month the old, assuming they are healthy. Rates will be $700-$800/month/person for those with pre-existing conditions* A healthy person earning $45,960 a month will be “subsidized” at $364/month, $2,000 deductible, $45 co-pay/doctor, $65 co-pay/specialist, $25/generic medication and $250/emergency room visit. Those earning more won’t get a subsidy.*
Many private insurers shunned the exchanges and prestigious hospitals like Cedars Sinai won’t see anyone with exchange insurance.
Another Obama lie: We cannot “keep our doctor if we want to.” We’re short 15,230 primary care doctors.* Reimbursements have been cut. Doctors are retiring in droves. Replacements are insufficient. Hospitals, which have unionized workforces, are converting doctors into salaried employees. You won’t have your own personal doctor any more.*
Medicare is being converted into Medicaid: 14.8 million seniors and disabled will be denied coverage for many services, prescriptions will cost more and half of those will lose their Medicare Advantage (MA) and be enrolled in a new MA, with 15%-45% increases in premiums.* Medicare will become means tested. Obama’s goal is to make Medicare the same as Medicaid, with “the rich” paying much more.
Death Panels will focus on controlling costs, not on providing the best healthcare: After mocking Sarah Palin, liberals Steven Rattner* and Paul Krugman* now admit Death Panels will ration or even deny care to control costs. In Britain, 1/6 of all deaths* are in its Liverpool Care Pathway, where the terminally ill and handicapped, including babies, are euthanized by excruciatingly painful starvation and dehydration.*
ObamaCare benefits profligate democrat States and cities by taking over their $2 Trillion retiree healthcare liabilities.* Detroit also plans to bail itself out of $5.47B this way.* A $5 billion Early Retiree Reinsurance Program benefitting Hollywood and other Unions is already bankrupt. *
Ultimately, ObamaCare provides secure jobs, subsidies and waivers for Obama’s supporters: Obama’s HHS had granted waivers to select businesses and unions.* After a backlash, the Employer Mandate was delayed until after the next election.* Obama is now considering subsidizing all union members’ health plans.*
The ultimate betrayal is the exemption provided to Congress, White House and Supreme Court by themselves. Obama spends $1billion/year. John Roberts makes $217,000/year Congressmen make $174,000/year; plus perks. Staffers’ earn $100K. They all have Cadillac plans, which subsidize 75% of their out-of-pocket expenses. But they exempted themselves claiming they cannot afford ObamaCare. Sen.Vitter’s (R) legislation makes ObamaCare applicable to all in Congress. Sen. Reid (D) retaliated viciously saying anyone voting with Sen. Vitter will have his staff permanently forced onto Obamacare!*
ObamaCare is so terrible that all who supported it have now exempted themselves from it. Public union bureaucrats, who will never be fired; will now enforce it on you, who tremble in fear you will be fired because of ObamaCare’s mandates. Is this fair?
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ObamaCare passed on X’mas Eve:
Obama bullied John Roberts:
Photo of 20,000 Pages of Regulations
1 Billion on enforcement:
159 new ObamaCare commissions and boards:
2 new bureaucracies:
18,000 IRS & 40,000 SEIU Navigators:
2400 records hacked:
Feds want your mental health records:
Small Business penalty:
Companies taxed $25B:
2 business combined to reach 50 workers:
2 part timers cd equal 1 full timer:
Workers laid off or cut down to part time:
Individual fines on Cadillac plans:
Hawaii fined millions:
Cost of Healthcare to be on your W-2:
Insurers taxed $8 Billion:
Cancellations: Michelle Malkin: Obama lied. My health plan died.
Insurance plans cutting networks:
Reid admits private healthcare will be eliminated:
Rate rises under ObamaCare 99% & 66%:
CA premiums up by 80%:
Spending to rise $7,450/family of four
Subsidies, co-pays and deductibles:
No subsidy for those earning more than $45,960:
Cedars Sinai won’t accept Exchange Insurance:
Doctors becoming salaried employees:
Steven Rattner Death Panels:
Krugman admits Death Panels:
Death Panels account for 1/6 of all deaths,
Liverpool Care Pathway:
2 Trillion in public retirees benefits to be transferred to Obamacare:
$5.47 Billion in Detroit’s retiree health costs.
$5 B Early Retiree Reinsurance Program bankrupt
Unions have received 40% of the waivers.
Employer Mandate delayed to 2015
Unions have received waivers.
Rules waived for high paid bureaucrats
Obamacare for Thee not for me.
Hypocrisy of Congress’ gold plated healthcare: Sen Vitter & Sen Reid