Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The Lies Continue On ObamaCare


The president and his team at the White House have obviously fixed on a strategy todeal with the fallout of the failed ObamaCare, and it's fairly typical. They're going to find someone else to blame, simply continue to lie about it and hope the low information voters and True Believers buy it.

Today, while HHS secretary Kathleen Sibelius was taking the flak for him in front of Congress, President Obama was in Boston, speaking at Faneuil Hall and trying to sell ObamaCare to the rubes one more time.

He's dropped the 'if you like your health plan you will be able to keep it' horse manure in favor of blaming the insurance companies for what he terms 'substandard insurance policies' and telling people to 'just shop around for a better deal' ignoring the fact that those who have are stunned by the high deductibles and high premium prices:

"One of the things health reform was designed to do was to help not only the uninsured but also the under-insured," Obama said. "And there are a number of Americans, fewer than 5 percent of Americans, who've got cut-rate plans that don't offer real financial protection in the event of a serious illness or an accident.

"Remember, before the Affordable Care Act, these bad apple insurers had free rein every single year to limit the care that you received or used minor pre-existing conditions to jack up your premiums or bill you into bankruptcy."

This is an excellent example of the sort of contempt the president regards us with. He knows full well- or he should if he's going to run his mouth in public like this - that ObamaCare allows absolutely no payments to 'out of network' doctors unlike most current insurance policies, so the real risk of being under-insured and going bankrupt is having a heart attack, a car accident or a similar emergency where immediate treatment is required at the closest available facility while you're 'covered' by one of these wonderful new ObamaCare a price of $20,000 per year for a family of five for ObamaCare's Bronze policy, the minimum coverage available with with deductibles ranging from $4500-6,000.

Such a great deal! If President Obama really wanted to weed out "bad apple insurers" who don't provide enough coverage as he said in his speech, he could start by repealing ObamaCare.

Not only that, but the president knows very well that the insurance companies were compelled by the ObamaCare regulations to cancel most of these policies because under the arcane regulations of ObamaCare adopted after the bill was passed, policies that underwent any changes after March 23, 2010 when this tyranny became law are disqualified to be grandfathered, even if they were for choices you made yourself, such as eliminating coverage for maternity care if you or your spouse was past childbearing age or opting to pay a higher premium for a lower deductible.

The festivities continued on Capitol Hill, where DHHS Secrfetary Kathleen Sibelius was questioned by the House. She was there, of course, to fall on her sword as one of the president's loyal functionaries and take full blame for the results of following his orders. Unfortunately, Congress wasn't in the mood to play that game:

Hey. you lost your health insurance because of us and the premiums for a new policy are five times as expensive? Whatever.

And her response to Rep. Steve Scalise, who refused to let her get away with blaming this expensive fiasco on the insurance companies is worth watching, if nothing else but to see how Secretary Sibelius regards the little people that Rep. Scalise has to remind her that they both work for:

As a final coup de grâce, at the very moment Secretary Sibelius was testifying to congress that the ObamaCare website had never crashed, CNN ran footage showing it crashing.

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