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December 19, 2013 - 6:35 pm

Well here we go again. Another lawless move by a lawless administration.

The Obama administration, in an 11th-hour change just before the holiday break,announced a major exemption in ObamaCare that will let people who lost coverage and are struggling to get a new plan sign up for bare-bones policies.

The move Thursday to allow potentially hundreds of thousands of people to sign up for “catastrophic” coverage plans was blasted by the insurance industry as a shift that would cause “tremendous instability.”

The administration downplayed the sudden change, saying they expected it to impact fewer than 500,000 people.

Yeah, well, they lie.

An insurance industry official, speaking not for attribution, told Fox that while the administration was playing down the significance of the move, it could turn out to be a troublesome last minute change and the industry fears far more than the 500,000 people will apply.

Another industry official, Robert Zirkelbach AHIP Spokesman Vice President, Strategic Communications, said, “This type of last-minute change will cause tremendous instability in the marketplace and lead to further confusion and disruption for consumers.”

To date, roughly 5 million Americans have seen their plans canceled due to Obamacare mandates. This move is supposed to help them. So the 500,000 number is already suspect. It’s about 10% of the number who have lost their insurance thanks to this administration. These people have, what, about 10 days or so to get signed up? That means the insurance industry has that same amount of time to draw up the plans.

This isn’t going to work. Unless the aim is to continue to weaken the insurance industry.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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The neutered representatives in the House, the conspirators in the Senate and the media, and the stacked Courts who all refuse to assist the people or uphold the Constitution, despite the oath they all took to faithfully do so.

That leaves...us...on our own.

Voting to save our nation and ourselves from totalitarianism. With a conspiratorial Propaganda Machine committing daily acts of fraud, that is a high hurdle and a slow process.

Not very reliable so far either.

"Redistribution" requires taking from "oppressors" and giving to "victims". Boycot the methods of this theft. Starve the scheme. Boycot the sponsors who keep the Propaganda Machine alive. Anyone who sponsors those media outlets...give them oxygen. Don't breathe life into them.

Divide and conquer. If they won't listen to us...stop feeding them. We feed them every time we buy a product of one of their sponsors.

Also, let's be wise with the truth. A real "liberal" would not abandon our allies or set them up for peril. Would not spy on reporters or sic the IRS on political opponents. Highlight these differences and acknowledge them...out loud. Praise the fair play instincts of "true" liberals and how they are different from totalitarians. Any one with a conscience will agree.

These tactics are the few arrows we have in our quiver. Until the next vote.
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What is this? Do these people have any understanding of contracts? How can these be priced, and under what rules are they operating? Are preexisting conditions allowed to be priced into the contract? Who is "allowed" to keep their old contracts? Who is "covered" by the law and who is exempt?
I thought if I was going to live in a banana republic I would at least get better weather.
31 weeks ago
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How do I plan to spend the cold days of December?

Wear pajamas.

Drink hot chocolate.

And hover over my computer trying to get f*cking health care.

ACA is Obama's aboriginal sin against America. He shall pay.
31 weeks ago
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Waivers. Exemptions. We know what's next.
31 weeks ago
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Obamacare is not the Medicare of the 21st Century.

Obamacare is Barack Obama's Vietnam.
31 weeks ago
31 weeks ago Link To Comment
The insurance industry thought they'd get a couple good years out of this law.
Suckers. When you lie down with a dog, you get up with fleas.
31 weeks ago
31 weeks ago Link To Comment
What would happen if the insurance shareholders (funds, trusts, individuals, etc.) were to file suit for the destruction of their investments? Surely at some point, these ad hoc "fixes" are going to collapse the system. And since the insurance companies are not resisting what are patently unsupportable fixes, couldn't the insurance executives be held liable?
31 weeks ago
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Humor me. If you were Cloward-Piven instead of a sane,, rational...you know...human...what would you LIKE to do to the insurance industry?
if your answer is to overload, overwhelm, undermine and collapse it...then perhaps you might:

1) build a system that had no security measures
2) spend 3 years and a billion dollars and never build the back end or payment structure
3) exempt yourself, the Workers Party and all your friends
4) pass legislation and don't bother to read it
5) put the IRS as overlords of it
6) fail to test it and as it crashes, force the insurance industry to issue policies to people who haven't signed up, may have lied about income and don't formulate any recognizable risk pool

The system isn't built...it's unbuilt. Unfit for human habitation. Just as it's supposed to be.

Nobody buys crappy plans, they just pay the tax. That is...47% pay the tax. That money is "redistributed".

Occupy Welfare State works like a charm....if you're Cloward-Piven...and not human.
31 weeks ago
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Who has standing to stop this?
31 weeks ago
31 weeks ago Link To Comment
The neutered representatives in the House, the conspirators in the Senate and the media, and the stacked Courts who all refuse to assist the people or uphold the Constitution, despite the oath they all took to faithfully do so.

That leaves...us...on our own.

Voting to save our nation and ourselves from totalitarianism. With a conspiratorial Propaganda Machine committing daily acts of fraud, that is a high hurdle and a slow process.

Not very reliable so far either.

"Redistribution" requires taking from "oppressors" and giving to "victims". Boycot the methods of this theft. Starve the scheme. Boycot the sponsors who keep the Propaganda Machine alive. Anyone who sponsors those media outlets...give them oxygen. Don't breathe life into them.

Divide and conquer. If they won't listen to us...stop feeding them. We feed them every time we buy a product of one of their sponsors.

Also, let's be wise with the truth. A real "liberal" would not abandon our allies or set them up for peril. Would not spy on reporters or sic the IRS on political opponents. Highlight these differences and acknowledge them...out loud. Praise the fair play instincts of "true" liberals and how they are different from totalitarians. Any one with a conscience will agree.

These tactics are the few arrows we have in our quiver. Until the next vote.
31 weeks ago
31 weeks ago Link To Comment
What is this? Do these people have any understanding of contracts? How can these be priced, and under what rules are they operating? Are preexisting conditions allowed to be priced into the contract? Who is "allowed" to keep their old contracts? Who is "covered" by the law and who is exempt?
I thought if I was going to live in a banana republic I would at least get better weather.
31 weeks ago
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Yes, we have no bananas.
31 weeks ago
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Bannanaaaasss.....(sorry I watched a children's show last night) and lost my perspective and my understanding. So, Obama is on vacation so the law is currently settled.
31 weeks ago
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How do I plan to spend the cold days of December?

Wear pajamas.

Drink hot chocolate.

And hover over my computer trying to get f*cking health care.

ACA is Obama's aboriginal sin against America. He shall pay.
31 weeks ago
31 weeks ago Link To Comment
Just yesterday evening, at the good-ol-boys round table salon and tea & crumpets tête-à-tête in our local country propane and hay store, we were reviewing possible future scenarios regarding the devolution of obamacare and obama. I posited the following:

1. That if the Republicans would just twiddle their thumbs pretty much about everything for next 3-4 months, obamacare would become so unraveled that the Democrats would be forced to beg the Republicans to save them, and that regardless of any legislative changes that might thereby result in a bipartisan fashion, obama would veto it all, preferring to see the complete destruction of the medical system and the needless deaths of hundreds of thousands of people, as well as the total destruction of the Democrat Party for at least two generations, rather than admit he was wrong about something.

2. That it was highly likely that obama would soon totally panic over the chaos wrought by obamacare and descend into utter lawlessness by attempting to govern completely by diktat, and that therefore there was also a reasonable probability that obama's attempted dictatorship would eventually become so severe that Congress would be forced to initiate impeachment.

It would appear that this second prediction is now starting to come true.
31 weeks ago
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Except for the impeachment part.
31 weeks ago
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Surely, by now, the insurance industry realizes their greed, which led them to support this insane scheme, won't be rewarded, and that they've been had, like the rest of us, by the Obama regime.

The younger, healthier people who are supposed to pay for this scam aren't signing up in droves, and probably won't. How many quarters can the Insurance industry suffer massive losses, before their stocks crash, and they go bankrupt?
31 weeks ago
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Then the Government will ride in on a white horse and save the day (with golden parachutes for the insurance executives who made the proper contributions), bringing free (single payer) healthcare for all.
31 weeks ago
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No, they won't. Mark my words, single payer will not happen. Even progressive Republican traitors who might vote FOR amnesty know that this would be much more than a bridge too far.
31 weeks ago
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CP: Surely you are not so naive that you think that single payer would have to be implemented by Congress?! When the best health care system in the world implodes in a few weeks, Obama will simply issue a press release, telling us that all we have to do is send the doctor bill to the government, and he'll send us a check.
31 weeks ago
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Had my annual physical last week.

My doctor is convening a staff meeting "sometime in the next week or two".

He does not know how he will be paid.

I saw fear in his eyes.
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