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From The Week:

Yet Bush has also netted more than $2 million from his work as a board member with Tenet Health Care, according to The New York Times‘ Michael Barbaro. That tie could prove troublesome for Bush if he runs for president in 2016 because Tenet, Barbaro writes, “aggressively encouraged Americans to sign up for insurance under the [Affordable Care Act] and trumpeted the legislation as a boon to the company’s finances.”

http://theweek.com/article/index/260233/speedreads-jeb-bush-has-an-obamacare-problem

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VA sends $4,000 bill to triple-amputee Purple Heart recipient after he spoke out against Obama

If you want to see where government-run healthcare gets you, look no further than what the VA is doing to Airman Brian Kolfage after he spoke out against Obama. Our veterans who sustained injuries in combat deserve the best treatment we can give them, but the VA just sent Purple Heart recipient Brian Kolfage a bill for $4,000.

For full article: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3127982/posts

Last week on Twitchy, a physician posted his letter to Aetna saying under their new terms,  and Obamacare in general, they would no longer be a participating physician. Hhhmm…. Aetna says he cannot quit !!

http://twitchy.com/2014/02/01/i-will-not-comply-doctor-slams-obamacare-sends-must-read-breakup-letter-to-aetna/

Then this comment appeared:

Hi J***,
If only I could articulate this mess as well as you do. You are 100%
on the mark. My blogs about “implement and comply” and “complacency ad
complicity” touch on some of the issues regarding physicians. We are to blame as
a profession for allowing this to happen on our watch. This is multifactorial
and I will address this in my next piece. Sadly, physicians have become so
entrenched in the day to day struggle to practice medicine, that essentially we
were caught with our heads in the sand. Now, I hear physicians say they are
actually afraid to speak up. The fear is twofold: 1. Medicine should not be
political. We do not want it to be political. We do not like to play politics.
We do not want to alienate our patients. 2. We are afraid of the government.
Yes, we are. We are afraid of IRS audits, being demonized, RAC audits, huge
financial penalties (up to $1.5M for a HIPAA violation), and now even
imprisonment (see the case of Dr. Natale).(emphasis added). I address this in one of my posts. We
now fear loss of licensure and loss of insurance contracts. Worst of all, right
under our noses, The AMA was infiltrated by far-left, socialist cronies of
Valerie Jarrett, the Obamas, Ayres and their operatives. You will be stunned
when you google up Dr. James Madera. current CEO of the AMA. He is former Dean
of the University of Chicago Medical School who resigned after scandal involving
Michelle Obama. I know you would find it fascinating and frightening.I admit,
I’m nervous, but if we don’t fight this, who will? Physicians will be to blame
for the demise of our Constitutional Republic. I forgot to mention, we are too
trusting. WE operated from truth and trust. We presume our elected officials do
the same. Sadly, they do not. The mentalities of physicians and politicians are
polar opposites.
Thanks you for you response,
****

Afraid of our own government!!! This is, quite simply, WRONG.

Sen. Max Baucchus, soon to be our Ambassador to China, after being the architect of ObamaCare, has now referred to it as a “train wreck”. From every angle, the government should realize that this train wreck is so monstrous that it will simply destroy us. They have messed up what was already a mess, and as only the government can do, made it extremely worse.

By David Morgan and David Lawder

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s healthcare law will reduce the American workforce by the equivalent of 2 million full-time workers in 2017, the Congressional Budget Office said on Tuesday, prompting Republicans to paint the law as bad medicine for the U.S. economy.

In its latest U.S. fiscal outlook, the nonpartisan CBO said the health law would lead some workers, particularly those with lower incomes, to limit their hours to avoid losing federal subsidies that Obamacare provides to help pay for health insurance and other healthcare costs.

White House officials characterized reduced hours as a reflection of new choices for workers. CBO officials pointed to older workers as one example, saying some nearing retirement could decide to keep their work hours shorter to maintain healthcare subsidies until they qualified for Medicare.

For full article: http://news.yahoo.com/obamacare-cut-hours-equivalent-2-million-jobs-cbo-230618914–sector.html

JOBS… the ECONOMY…. ObamaCare……….. The NATIONAL DEBT

     The President spoke yesterday to “re Start” the push for Obamacare, touting the “fixed” website, which is basically an oxymoron.

Today, he appeared before the cameras again, this time to lay down the gauntlet, yet AGAIN, to show that during the remaining time in his presidency, albeit a VERY LONG THREE YEARS, his focus is not on the ECONOMY, not on JOB CREATION, not on out NATIONAL DEBT. The focus of our Euro-POTUS will be on wealth redistribution. And let us be clear, Obamacare is NOT about helath care reform, but wholly upon wealth redistribution.

The President will remind us as he told Joe the Plumber on the campaign trail in 2008 that we must all pay our fair share, and if that means confiscating, I mean taxing us more to give to those less fortunate, than so be it. Perhaps the President should look back and listen to the words of President Kennedy, and do things to motivate the econimy instead of punishing the success of the middle class or the 1%…. Just saying!!

 

 

LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL

We’ve all heard the saying, “It’s going to get worse before it gets better.” In the case of the Affordable Care Act, it’s going to get worse before it gets worse still. Millions of people are learning they can’t keep their current individual plans, tens of millions more could be in the same boat at this time next year when the law’s employer mandate kicks in, and hardly anyone is buying expensive Obamacare-compliant policies.

Now President Barack Obama is trying to put the genie back in the bottle. He held a tedious Thursday news conference to announce that he’s directing insurance companies to allow those millions who have lost coverage the option to renew their old policies for one more year. This is yet another executive mandate that overrides the oft-repeated talking point from Obamacare supporters that the Affordable Care Act is “settled law” and “the law of the land.” It sure is, except when it’s expedient to delay the parts that are politically problematic — and there are many such parts.

The enrollment numbers show the public is not on board with Obamacare. On Wednesday, the White House announced that a meager 26,794 people purchased plans through healthcare.gov in the first month, while approximately 80,000 bought coverage on statewide exchanges. That includes a paltry 513 on the Nevada exchange, according to a Wednesday report by the Review-Journal’s Jennifer Robison. Ms. Robison reported in September that the state exchange’s goal for enrollees in 2014 is 118,000.

All this for a law created to insure the uninsured. Instead, in one month’s time, around 100,000 policies have been sold while millions of Americans on the individual market have had their policies canceled. The law has left the insured uninsured, the president’s purported fix notwithstanding.

Congressional Democrats can’t run away from this mess fast enough, as evidenced by the number of partisans proposing or supporting legislation to let individuals keep their current plans — which led to the president’s Hail Mary on Thursday. At this point, however, it’s impossible to fix that broken promise. The insurance industry, which has spent all year entirely remodeling plans to become Obamacare compliant, can’t turn it all back around in just 45 days and is furious with being scapegoated into trying to do so. An industry insider told BuzzFeed.com, “This doesn’t change anything other than force insurers to be the political flak jackets for the administration.”

For the rest of the LVRJ editorial: http://www.reviewjournal.com/opinion/editorial-obamacare-woes-beg-repeal

From Erick Erickson at RedState.com:

RESIZE:  AAA

Since yesterday afternoon a bunch of good Republicans who’ve decided to put their faith in the man who banned the incandescent lightbulb, have been telling me how wrong I am for thinking the Upton Plan is a trap.

Folks, it is a trap.  You may not think it is a trap, but the Democrats are going to use it to turn the tables on the GOP

Certainly Upton and House Republican Leaders do not think it is a trap, but it is one the Democrats have flipped skillfully on the GOP.

First, understand that Upton is messaging legislation.  It allows everyone in Congress to say they support people being able to keep their healthcare plans, but it lacks measures to force insurance companies to let people keep their plans.  It is a paper tiger.

But Republicans are starting to pick up worried Democrat votes for the Upton legislation who feel they must stand for something with 2014 on the horizon.

So Upton will pass.  It will be “bipartisan.”

Democrats, meanwhile, need to get Mary Landrieu and a host of other red state Democrats re-elected.  The President’s law be damned, they want to save their Senate majority.  Remember, Obamacare already has embedded in the law provisions bailing out insurance companies and the Democrats and Republicans have shown themselves perfectly comfortable bailing out businesses deemed “too big to fail” in the past.  Insurance companies participating in the exchanges will be deemed “too big to fail” I guarantee.  So the Democrats can hurt insurance companies and undermine their own exchanges, but the government will bail out the insurance companies affected under the terms of Obamacare as already written.

For the full article: http://www.redstate.com/2013/11/14/yes-its-a-trap/

It’s not easy to get a lie into a presidential speech. Every draft address is circulated to the White House senior staff and key Cabinet officials in something called the “staffing process.” Every line is reviewed by dozens of senior officials, who offer comments and factual corrections. During this process, it turns out, some of Obama’s policy advisers objected to the “you can keep your plan” pledge, pointing out that it was untrue. But it stayed in the speech. That does not happen by accident. It requires a willful intent to deceive.

For the Full article: http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/marc-thiessen-obamas-dishonest-presidency/2013/11/04/841947c6-4561-11e3-b6f8-3782ff6cb769_story.html

On his radio show yesterday, conservative host Rush Limbaugh made a case that the lies that led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon in 1974 were not as serious as the “lie” that Barack Obama has perpetuated in his effort to pass and implement universal healthcare. Obama’s rhetoric stating that if “you like your insurance, you can keep it. Period” and you “can keep your doctors. Period.” have proven to be false, and they were false long before he made the claims.

So, are the Obama Lies greater than the Nixon Lies? After all, Obama’s lies will inflict far more pain on the American economy than we can imagine at this point in time.