Morphine is an opioid narcotic which is a powerful analgesic. It is commonly used to alleviate pain in terminal cancer patients. Over time doses need to be increased to blunt the pain. Ultimately, what it does is put off the pain. The President has injected a dose of morphine into the country to put off the pain of the metastatic disease known as Obamacare.
First, some history
Obama promised that you would be able to keep your insurance plan and keep your doctor:
He promised that your premiums would drop by 3000%:
Obamacare was passed in 2010 and implementation was put off until 2013-2014 for two reasons: one, to collect ten years worth of funds for six years of service so that it would appear to cost less than it really does and two, to push the pain past Obama’s re-election.
Health care costs are set to skyrocket for many:
Healthy consumers could see insurance rates double or even triple when they look for individual coverage under the federal health law later this year, while the premiums paid by sicker people are set to become more affordable, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of coverage to be sold on the law’s new exchanges. The exchanges, the centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s health-care law, look likely to offer few if any of the cut-rate policies that healthy people can now buy, according to the Journal’s analysis. At the same time, the top prices look to be within reach for many people who previously faced sky-high premiums because of chronic illnesses or who couldn’t buy insurance at all. A review of rates proposed by carriers in eight states shows the likely boundaries for the least-expensive and most costly plans on the exchanges. The lower boundary is particularly important because the government wants to attract healthy people to the exchanges, and they may choose to pay a penalty and take the risk of going without coverage if they believe they can’t get an acceptable deal…The challenge for the law is that healthy 40-year-olds can typically get coverage for less today, especially if they are willing to accept fewer benefits or take on more costs themselves. Supporters of the law say tighter regulation on insurance practices gives consumers more protection and is worth the extra cost, but they have to persuade people who don’t have an immediate need for health care of that. If only sick people buy into the new insurance pools, prices could shoot up.
Hidden Obamacare fees are going to cost one school system an additional $428,000:
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – School officials in St. Augustine, Florida are quickly realizing President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act isn’t very affordable.
The district, and likely many others around the nation, is struggling to come up with nearly a quarter-million dollars in hidden fees associated with the nationalized insurance system, and are being forced to decide whether to pass the cost on to taxpayers or employees, StAugustine.com reports.
“ … (I)t wasn’t until November of last year that the government informed employers there would be a $63 per person fee for reinsurance beginning in 2014,” the news site reports. “For the district, it works out to $428,000-plus for the first year. Reinsurance is to help stabilize premiums for coverage in the individual market.”
Support for repeal of Obamacare is at an all time high:
A record number of voters want the 2010 Affordable Care Act repealed entirely, while sizable majorities say they are worried about their health care under the new law and expect their medical costs will go up, according to a new Fox News poll.
The poll, released Wednesday, finds that 58 percent of voters favor repealing all (39 percent) or some (19 percent) of President Obama’s signature legislative achievement.
Another 19 percent would leave the law as is, while 17 percent would expand its coverage further.
The 39 percent who want to repeal the health care law entirely is a record high, up from 30 percent who felt that way in March 2013.
The Obama regime is trying to sign up anyone it can to sell the public on Obamacare.
With great excitement, the Los Angeles Unified School District has designed a nearly $1 million program to train teenagers to promote the glories of ObamaCare to parents, relatives and friends at home.
The state’s health insurance exchange, Covered California, is handing $990,000 to LA schools, along with federal grants totaling 36-million more U.S. taxpayer dollars to districts around the most populous state.
The goal is to train millions of student messengers statewide to sell the idea of government-subsidized health insurance to parents and relatives at home and to get more people enrolled in ObamaCare.
Taxpayer-paid public school staff will also be used to phone students’ homes urging enrollment under Obama’s Affordable Care Act. And they will be used to consume precious class instructional time to teach the students all about the healthcare program that the Democrat Congress did not read before passing in 2010.
Desperate to hide the looming catastrophe Democrats are panicking:
I don’t know if Members of Congress will be hearing about it in town hall gatherings and other meetings back home over the Fourth of July recess, but the rolling thunder of the approaching ObamaCare train can be heard in the distance. Smart Democrats are beginning to get frantic about the need to suppress the confusion and hide the cost of ObamaCare between now and the 2014 midterm elections. We are just three months away from the October 1st enrollment start date and so far, nothing about the ObamaCare implementation process should be politically encouraging for Democrats. In fact, the more people learn about ObamaCare, the more frightened they become.
Right now, small businesses across America are making the final determinations on how to reduce the working hours of their employees so fewer employees qualify for the mandated, employer-provided health insurance. Employers are also deciding whether it makes more economic sense to pay a fine to the government or pay for healthcare benefits for their employees. What this means is that hundreds of thousands – and perhaps even millions – of Americans will learn that they are being dismissed from their employer’s healthcare coverage.
The healthcare pink slips will start raining down in late summer and early fall. This will push people into the healthcare exchanges, where, in some cases, people will be writing health insurance checks for the first time.
It’s gotten so bad that Obama has had to inject the opioid of delay:
Looks like someone finally read the bill.
The Obama administration is postponing the ‘employer mandate’ – which would levy financial penalties on businesses with more than 50 employees that fail to provide health insurance that meet the minimum standards and “affordability” — until 2015. The move delays implementation of at least one component of the unpopular law until after the next mid-term elections. A coincidence, no doubt.
That’s right. Obama is taking businesses off the hook until after the next election.
But individuals? No such luck.
The press release from the administration is titled “Continuing to Implement the ACA in a Careful, Thoughtful Manner.” If comprehensive health care legislation had been passed in a careful, thoughtful manner we might have something a lot more constructive on our hands.
In any event, the decision prompts several questions. Among them: 1 -Can the administration unilaterally decide when and how a law is implemented? If so, can Congress decide when and how to fund it? 2- Why is the employer mandate delayed but not the individual mandate? 3 – Why is it that the populist Obama administration acts on complaints from large companies but fights all the way to the Supreme Court to levy fines on individuals?
And those who Rush Limbaugh calls the “low information voter”? They’re as reliably stupid and ignorant as usual:
One year after the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act’s mandate that all Americans acquire health insurance, a significant chunk of uninsured Americans are unaware of that looming requirement, a new poll shows.
Forty-three percent of uninsured Americans told Gallup, in a survey conducted June 20-24, that they had not been aware of the “individual mandate” before surveyed on it. Americans overall were more likely to know about the rule — 81 percent said they were aware of it.
This is intolerable. It is outrageous. How is it that Obama can alter at his whim laws of the land??? Obama and his low life minions wanted this and they should have it. Make them own it. John Boehner has called this a “train wreck.” It is a train wreck and worse. Were I Boehner I would demand that Obama reverse this decision or no debt ceiling increase and no funding of anything Obama.
As Porky Pig once said “You buttered your bread, now sleep in it.”