07-01-2013, 03:51 AM
Five Things You May Not Know About Obamacare
I wish it was just five.
1. Young, healthy adults won’t buy coverage
The Obama administration aims to enroll at least 2.7 million young adults – a group that’s historically been uninsured at higher rates than other age groups – through the exchanges for coverage in 2014. But there are indications that 20-somethings won’t be buying in and will instead opt to pay the penalty.
2. Uptick in early retirement
3. Some people won’t find their current plans on exchanges
4. Better hospital food
Banana-nut pancakes and rack of lamb for your hospital stay, courtesy of Obamacare? A Kaiser Health News and USA Today report this week found that hospital administrators are paying more attention to food service in an effort to boost patient satisfaction ratings. Under the ACA, since last year Medicare began paying hospitals based partly on their these ratings, essentially tying patients’ assessments on everything from room tidiness to nurse availability to payments. Medicare has been publishing patient-satisfaction scores on its Hospital Compare website since 2008, but hasn’t used them to adjust payments.
One patient at Rex Hospital in Raleigh, N.C., cited in Kaiser’s report raved, “The food is amazing,” while about 84% of Rex patients surveyed said they’d recommend the hospital, compared to 71% nationally, the Kaiser report said. While Medicare's surveys don’t ask specifically about food, Rex administrators attributed their better-than-average satisfaction rates to improved food.
5. Surprise tax bills
3) no shit.
4) has to be the best. "Sorry we chopped off your nuts instead of removing your tonsils but was that not the best tuna salad you ever had?"
5) Never doubted it for a second.
Barry Hussein: Worst. President. Ever.Be Not Afraid.
07-01-2013, 03:57 AM
It’s Groundhog Day for Fact-Checkers
You know what makes a good lying liar? Keep telling the lie and make sure you believe it, even though you know it's a lie.
Patriot Majority USA, a Democratic political action committee, taps the same old playbook from summer 2012, dredging up all-too-predictable Medicare and health care claims in attacking Arkansas Republican Rep. Tom Cotton, a potential 2014 Senate candidate.
The group’s ad, launched with the Senate Majority PAC, claims that Cotton supported a plan that “essentially ends Medicare” and costs “some seniors $6,000 more a year.” Sound familiar? We debunked those same distortions from this very same Democratic group last July — we’re only a week shy of publishing this story on the same day we posted last year’s. The ad also throws in the convoluted claim that Cotton, by voting to repeal the Affordable Care act, was “voting Congress taxpayer-funded health care for life.”
So, the target for Patriot Majority and Senate Majority PAC is new; the tactics, not so much. In fact, as Glenn Kessler, the Washington Post‘s Fact Checker, said in writing about this ad, all three major fact-checking organizations (FactCheck.org, PolitiFact.com and The Fact Checker) have previously debunked these claims.
Here’s hoping there’s no Groundhog Day in the summer of 2014. <snipped>
Someone do an FOIA request and find out if the audit of "Patriot Majority USA" was canceled after the IRS found out they were Democrat pukes.Be Not Afraid.
07-01-2013, 03:58 AM
Joseph Scott: “As a 26 year old male in San Francisco, I now pay $137 per month for medical insurance and $26 for dental on an independent plan. Using the CoveredCA site, my anticipated OBAMACARE premium, for a less desirable plan, will increase to $203 per months; not including dental.”
07-01-2013, 09:51 AM
Don't question Lord oBAMA you RACIST scum!!!!!May the FORCE be with you!
07-03-2013, 03:31 AM
Don't feel like looking back through the thread...did I do Rhode Island yet?
If not: Rhode Island health insurance rates to jump under Obamacare
Be Not Afraid.
07-08-2013, 03:13 AM
I would be laughing if I wasn't already crying:
Not Qualified For Obamacare's Subsidies? Just Lie. Government To Use 'Honor System' Without Verifying Your Eligibility
If you thought the delay in the employer mandate was bad news for Obamacare, just wait...the Obama administration had buried in the Federal Register the announcement that the government won’t be able to verify whether or not applicants for Obamacare’s insurance exchange subsidies are actually qualified for the aid...these states will be able to “accept the applicant’s attestation [regarding eligibility] without further verification.”
OK, here's some free healthcare. You need condoms or stamps while you're here?
Oy.Be Not Afraid.
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