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Sunday, September 19, 2010

ObamaCare Kicks In

And nobody will be able to afford it.

From Connecticut, totally expected news:

State OKs Anthem Rate Hikes, Some More Than 20 Percent; Attorney General Cries Foul
By Matthew Sturdevant, Hartford Courant

The state's largest health insurer was granted rate hikes Friday that will be well over 20 percent for some plans, drawing sharp criticism from the attorney general.

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut requested a wide range of premium increases, which will take effect Oct. 1, to cover the costs of new benefits required by federal health reform. Higher prices mostly affect new members shopping for a health plan on the individual market rather than people who have group plans through an employer or some other organization.

The Connecticut Department of Insurance approved Anthem's request without changes, including a boost of as much as 22.9 percent just to comply with one provision: eliminating annual spending limits per customer.

New provisions mandated by federal law to start Thursday include allowing young adults to stay on their parents' plan until they turn 26, eliminating annual and lifetime limits on the amount of money an insurer spends per customer and mandating that insurers cover the full cost of preventive services, such as mammograms and colonoscopies. [link] [emphasis mine]

Who, besides Obama, thought all this "free" stuff was actually going to be free?

America's insurers have been saddled with a host of new government mandates. And those providers are responding.

While we the consumers are left trying to figure out how to pay the bill.

Obama told us he was going to lower the cost of health care.

He lied.

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Talk about a kick in the flabby parts, insurance rates, as exposed above, are skyrocketing for those individuals who purchase health coverage on their own (as opposed obtaining it through a company's group plan).  And, even if they can't afford it, ObamaCare requires that all individuals buy insurance.  Will they be forced to take out second mortgages to pay for his whimsy?  Stick around.

I Have To Wonder ...

... do you suppose, if the mainstream press had spent even half the time researching Obama's past back during the campaign as they have this Republican's in recent weeks ...

... see "Christine O'Donnell in 1999: 'I dabbled into [sic] witchcraft'"...

... that maybe America wouldn't have Mr. Lost-in-Space as our leader and this country wouldn't be imploding?

It's worth noting: This comes from the paper that created macaca.

"I dabbled into witchcraft."  Someone went to journalism school to produce crap like this.  My God.

Why The Tea Party Thrives

Simply put, it is driving those who put Washington before the people of this country into retirement.  Next to go?

This. Washington as usual:

Lisa Murkowski hits up lobbyists
By Shira Toeplitz, Politico

Less than an hour before Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski planned to announce a write-in campaign to retain her seat, her top aide e-mailed scores of the most prominent lobbyists in Washington to ask them to join a Saturday conference call with the senator.

Murkowski, who was defeated unexpectedly in the Republican primary last month by attorney Joe Miller, announced Friday evening that she will mount a write-in campaign to try to keep her seat.

Karen Knutson, Murkowski’s chief of staff, emailed scores of top lobbyists in town and employees at some of the largest oil companies – including Chevron, Conoco Phillips and Marathon Oil – to ask them to join the senator on a conference call Saturday, according to a copy of the e-mail and a recipient list obtained by POLITICO.

“To my friends in D.C. - if you are so inclined, please join us for a conference call with Lisa Murkowski tomorrow at 2:30 D.C. time and 10:30 Alaska time,” wrote Knutson. “She would love to have the chance to talk with you and answer any questions you may have. Please let me know if you intend to call in.” [link]
Frankly, she lost me at "To my friends in D.C. ..."

This has to stop.  Or this country will continue down the path of destruction.