Obamacare sticker shock, Skyrocketing health care costs, Job killer, Millions to pay 20 to 100 percent more in January 2014, Obamacare set to implode
“The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) imposes numerous tax hikes that transfer more than $500 billion over 10 years—and more in the future—from hardworking American families and businesses to Congress for spending on new entitlements and subsidies. In addition, higher tax rates on working and investing will discourage economic growth both now and in the future, further lowering the standard of living.”…Heritage Foundation
“About two-thirds of the hospitals serving Medicare patients, or some 2,200 facilities, will be hit with penalties averaging around $125,000 per facility this coming year, according to government estimates.”…NE News Now
“Can we stop calling ObamaCare the Affordable Care Act now?”…Guilford College student
From the Minneapolis Star Tribune March 13, 2013.
“Insurers warn of sticker shock due to health care law’s new taxes”
“The nation’s big health insurers say they expect premiums — or the
cost for insurance coverage — to rise from 20 to 100 percent for
millions of people due to changes that will occur when key provisions
of the Affordable Care Act roll out in January 2014.
Mark Bertolini, CEO of Aetna Inc., one of the nation’s largest
insurers, calls the price hikes “premium rate shock.”
“We’ve done all the math, we’ve shared it with all the regulators,
we’ve shared it with all the people in Washington that need to see it,
and I think it’s a big concern,” Bertolini said during the company’s
annual meeting with investors in December.
To be sure, there will be no across-the-board rate hikes for everyone,
and there’s no reliable national data on how many people could see
increases. But the biggest price hikes are expected to hit a group
that represents a relatively small slice of the insured population.
That includes some of the roughly 14 million people who buy their own
insurance as opposed to being covered under employer-sponsored plans,
and to a lesser extent, some employees of smaller companies.
The price increases are a downside of President Barack Obama’s health
care law, which is expected to expand coverage to nearly 30 million
uninsured people. The massive law calls for a number of changes that
could cause premiums for people who don’t have coverage through a big
employer to rise next year — at a time when health care costs already
are expected to grow by 5 percent or more”
From WND March 14, 2013.
“EXPERT: OBAMACARE SET TO ‘IMPLODE'”
“The House Republican budget plan assumes the repeal of Obamacare, and
while the political votes may be hard to find, a leading health-care
expert told WND the flaws of the system will likely lead to its
implosion in the near term.
Grace-Marie Turner is president of the Galen Institute and one of the
leading policy-based critics of Obamacare.
She said House Republicans are right to keep pushing for the repeal of
Obamacare because of the myriad ways it afflicts the nation’s fiscal
“When you look at the overall impact of this law on the economy, we
know that it’s hugely important in depressing job creation,” she said.
“It’s forcing companies to put people on part-time when they need
full-time workers. The incredible number of new taxes, a trillion
dollars in new taxes in this law just in its own right. It is one of
the major factors that is depressing economic growth. When you have
economic growth depressed, you don’t have the tax revenue that you
“Turner is still optimistic that state rejection of Obamacare will help
bring about its demise. She noted that only 17 states have agreed to
the exchanges, and some state legislatures may overrule their own
governors on expansion of Medicaid. Turner also noted that even
liberal states like California and Connecticut are pleading with the
federal government to stop the stream of new regulations that may well
prevent exchanges from opening on time in those states.
The bureaucracy is not only impacting state governments, but
individuals as well. Americans used to a couple of pages worth of
paperwork to enroll in a health plan are now forced to fill out dozens
of pages to comply with the government requirements to join the
exchanges. Turner said the amount of federal prying could turn off
many people from the program.”
From the Greensboro News Record March 4, 2013.
“Guilford workers could see cuts to health benefits”
“The county has cut costs for the past two years by increasing co-pays,
deductible amounts and out-of-pocket maximums for employees.
“Over the last four years, no merit increases have been awarded to
Guilford County employees,” Fuller said Friday in an email. “However
… health insurance rates and benefit coverage plan costs have
continued to increase. As a result of those increases, county
employees have experienced a pay decrease that has grown larger each
““It looks to me like Obamacare is causing prices to go up and will
continue to make prices go up,” Henning said. “That’s something we’re
going to have to deal with, like everyone else in this economy.”
From the Raleigh News Observer November 24, 2012.
“The patient – decked out in non-skid footies, a loose hospital gown and a breathing tube – prays she’s finally on the mend. At age 81, Juanita King had logged nearly five weeks at WakeMed Hospital since October after her breathing became so labored she had trouble walking.
The Clayton grandmother, weakened by a failing heart and obstructed lungs, wasn’t home even two weeks after the first hospital stay before returning to WakeMed earlier this month for another round of needles, meds and tests.
WakeMed, along with hospitals across the country, is scrambling to keep patients like King from coming back. Under federal penalties that kicked in Oct. 1 as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, hospitals lose Medicare reimbursements if their patients are readmitted at an excessive rate.
WakeMed officials, for example, estimate that the 15 readmissions since 2010 that Medicare deemed excessive will cost the Raleigh health care company more than $400,000 in the coming year.”
“In North Carolina, a half-dozen hospitals were levied either the maximum Medicare penalty for excessive readmissions or a penalty very close to the 1 percent max. The hospitals are in Ahoskie, Lumberton, Eden, Williamston, Hamlet and Rocky Mount, according to an analysis by Kaiser Health News. Hospital officials note that areas where hospitals get hit with high penalties are typically in economically depressed areas with limited access to therapists, specialists and other resources essential for preventing hospital readmissions.”
From the Greensboro News Record November 25, 2012.
“Hospitals feeling the pinch”
“Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center launched a distress signal in a gathering storm when it said on Nov. 14 that it will cut 950 jobs.”
“He said layoffs are sweeping the industry. Graban referred to a report from the American Hospital Association that says hospitals will cut 93,000 jobs during 2013.”
“The coming changes could cost North Carolina’s hospitals up to $7.5 billion over the next 10 years , Dalton said.”
From Citizen Wells September 26, 2012.
“Health Insurance Costs Skyrocket For College Students Due To ObamaCare”
“Can we stop calling ObamaCare the Affordable Care Act now?
A Young America’s Foundation activist forwarded an email from the Vice President for Finance at his school, Guilford College (Greensboro, NC), informing him that, “For the 2012-13 academic year, the annual cost of the student health insurance is increasing from $668 to $1,179. This insurance premium has been charged to your student account.”
Why the increase? “Our student health insurance policy premium has been substantially increased due to changes required by federal regulations issued on March 16, 2012 under the Affordable Care Act.”
“Guilford joins a long list of colleges raising their premiums. Virtually all current student insurance plans do not meet ObamaCare’s mandates, and Forbes reports colleges have been forced to drop their plans or raise their premiums rates as much as 1,112% (and no, that’s not a typo).”
“Health Premiums Up $3,000; Obama Vowed $2,500 Cut”
“During his first run for president, Barack Obama made one very specific promise to voters: He would cut health insurance premiums for families by $2,500, and do so in his first term.
But it turns out that family premiums have increased by more than $3,000 since Obama’s vow, according to the latest annual Kaiser Family Foundation employee health benefits survey.
Premiums for employer-provided family coverage rose $3,065 — 24% — from 2008 to 2012, the Kaiser survey found. Even if you start counting in 2009, premiums have climbed $2,370.”
“Beware the Ides of March.”
Good morning Julius Caesar, et al.
Michael Sneed of the Chicago Sun Times (aka mouth piece for the Obama administration) is announcing that Penny Pritzker will be Commerce Director…
An email I received.
Law Offices of Dr. Orly Taitz
29839 Santa Mrgarita, ste 100
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
Dr. and Attorney Orly Taitz is currently a VIP attendee og CPAC convention. She personally talked to Member of the Judiciary Committee Congressman Loui Gohmert, Senator Jim Inhofe, Congressman Steven King and retired Senator and current president of the Heritage Foundation Jim Demint.
During the conversation with Congressman Gohmert Taitz was surrounded by multiple reporters, who took pictures and recorded on video tape the conversation. Taitz showed Gohmert Obama’s tax returns with CT SSN 042-68-4425 and SSNVS and E-verify, showing that Obama failed E-Verify and SSNVS, that he is using a stolen SSN. Taitz advised Gohmert that in January Department of Justice appeared before Judge England, stating that they represent the US Congress and on behalf of the US Congress they opposed the injunction of the certification of Obama’s electoral votes. I asked, if he as a US Congressman and member of the Judiciary committee indeed felt that it is proper for Obama to use the SSN that was not assigned to him, whether he indeed directed the US Department of Justice to represent him and oppose the injunction. Gohmert stated in front of all the reporters that he did no know anything about this and that the Department of Justice never gave him any papers.
Later reporters, who witnessed the conversation took more in depth interviews, among them reporters from US News and World Report, National Reviews and a reporter from Australian TV.
Senator Inhofe similarly did not know anything about it. The conversation took place in front of the talk show host Rusty Humphries . Taitz talked to Congressman Steven King. He said that if the Department of Justice were to give him any papers he would remember it.
He stated that his staff will review all the info and will prepare an executive report for him. He should have an answer in 1 week. LT. Zullo and talk show host Carl Gallops stood next to Taitz during this conversation and witnessed Taitz giving the documents to King.
As of now the picture is such that the Department of Justice went behind the backs of the U.S Congressmen and never gave them any pleadings or documents and did not act as an attorney for the US Congress, but rather as a private criminal defense attorney for Obama..
Currently Taitz has problems connecting to the control panel of her web site and asking the supporters to spread the word. If Department of Justice went behind the backs of the US Congress, this is a scandal much bigger than the Watergate.
Additionally Taitz did some 10 interviews for different stations and reporters. Those interviews should be on line shortly.
Currently it is 2 am in DC. Taitz flew red eye to CPAC , so there 2 days and nights without sleep. Taitz wll provide more information tomorrow
Good morning all.
It’s called the Affordable Care Act because confiscating our money (stealing from the producers) in the form of taxes is the only way Congress can Afford to implement Obamacare for the takers.
Dianne Feinstein Caught Lying About Her Past Gun Grab Intentions
In less than a minute, this video will expose Dianne Feinstein’s lies about her real intentions behind gun bans. Share with your friends!
Chris Matthews Goes on Anti-Trump Birther Rant
Either this issue has really gotten under his skin………or…………..he brings it up to boost his ratings, knowing that so many will tune in because they have their doubts. I think it’s the latter.
She will help Obama dismantle the Commerce Dept. in the fashion she & her family did to banking.
Just as well since Obama has dismantled commerce.
“Sen. Crapo Confirms Sen. Cruz Ineligible To Be President: Lies About Obama Birth Certificate”
“CRAP: “The Certificate of Live Birth released by the White House bears the certification of the Hawaii State Registrar. Experts reviewing the documents generally concur it contains all the elements of a valid Certificate of Live Birth, including all the relevant data and signatures. Claims that the document was forged have not been substantiated.” – U.S. Senator Mike Crapo – February 25th, 2013 –
FACT: “Investigators for an Arizona sheriff’s volunteer posse have declared that President Barack Obama’s birth certificate is definitely fraudulent. Members of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s posse said in March that there was probable cause that Obama’s long-form birth certificate released by the White House in April 2011 was a computer-generated forgery.”
SENATOR CRAPO’S LETTER:
“Michael Dean “Mike” Crapo … is the senior United States Senator from the state of Idaho, in office since 1999. Previously he served as the United States Representative for Idaho’s 2nd congressional district from 1993 to 1999. He is a member of the Republican Party.”
SueQ | March 15, 2013 at 9:36 am |
Chris Matthews Goes on Anti-Trump Birther Rant
MSNBC is the Rectal Thermometer for Potomac Fever and Chris Matthews is the nurse!!
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PPS – Ed’s father, a former Congressman, served federal prison time.
You can look it up.
PPPS – You will notice that there are no comments. So many people were so mad that the company removed them all. So much for “The Party Of The People”!
Hi folks. I’m catching up on this blog, reading posts a few days old. Concerning yesterday’s, the election of the new pope, I searched for this in the Bible Code. His election is encrypted in the first eleven chapters of Isaiah, for any who might be interested.
His pontifical name, FRANCIS, can be transliterated into Hebrew letters thus: FRNSIS (peh,resh,nun,sin,yod,sin). It comes up at an equidistant skip of 396 under APIPhYOR (Hebrew word for Pope) encrypted at a skip of 408. The “finds” are with a matrix of 198.
The verses in the Biblical Text in Isaiah that go through his name are the following (I have put in upper case the translated Hebrew word/s the letter of his name is found in):
F: (11:12) ” . . the DISPERSED of Judah he shall gather from the four corners of the earth.”
R: (11:5) “And righteousness shall be the GIRDLE of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins.”
N: (10:29) “Gibeath-Shaul is FLED.”
S: (10:20) “They shall stay upon the Lord, the Holy One of ISRAEL, in truth.”
I: (10:13) “I have brought down as one mighty the INHABITANTS.”
S: (10:6) “I DO SEND him against an ungodly nation . . ”
The Bible Code is truly remarkable. I have been studying it since the program software came out in 1997.
For my Catholic friends–I don’t know how exactly to say this–the traditional Latin Mass is indicated as what is pleasing to God from among the Gentiles. The New Order is indicated as “strange fire.” I stumbled across this several years ago in doing Bible Code research. I wrote a letter to share this information with the Bishop of Nevada where I was living at the time and then to the previous Pope, Benedict XVI. I noticed that the last Pope thereafter authorized priests to say the traditional Mass on their own volition without episcopal authority. But I never received a response to the Bible Code information I shared. I don’t know what this all means but I thought I’d share it here as well.
As to my Protestant Christian friends: I hate to say this, but what I see in the Bible Code as a Jew is there is something very significant about the traditional Latin Mass. It appears that your offerings, communions and prayers, ascend by virture of the traditional Latin Mass as well. So it appears the Catholic priesthood with its Novus Ordo Mass, is not only failing Catholics, but Protestants and us Jews, too.
Could the rise of Jihadist Islam in our time may be attributed to this, as well as the general decline of Western civilization? (I included the specifics of these “finds” in my letters to the Bishop of Nevada  and the Pope ). It seems such may be the case.
One more thing: After my Bible Code discoveries concerning the Latin Mass, the thought came into my mind that a partial repair could be made if everyone–all Westerners–would recite the Lord’s Prayer as given by Jesus in Latin.
The reason we Jews say the Kaddish prayer in Aramaic is to praise God in a language that penetrates the darkness. Hebrew is removed from the darkness. So during the Babylonian Captivity, the Jewish sages began praising God in the language of our captors, Aramaic.
The transformation of Rome with its brutal military organization to the seat of Christian civilization with its gospel of love, is a historical miracle. Jesus, the Jew, in obedience to his Father, conquered Rome. The prayer he gave his disciples is a summary of the 18 benedictions of Jewish prayer that comes from the Temple liturgy in Jerusalem. Thus the Lord’s prayer that Jesus gave is a Jewish prayer.
Following suit with the Jewish sages who prayed the Kaddish in Aramaic, I found a website that teaches how to recite the Pater Noster (Our Father) in Latin, and memorized it. It is like a SEGULAH. That is Hebrew for “remedy.” We Jews (Orthodox) have various scriptures and prayers we use, print out, recite, hang on the walls, etc, that we use against negative energy/forces, demons, etc. I have found the Pater Noster to be a great SEGULAH. So I would highly recommend it to all Protestants, Catholics and Jews. Okay. Enough already.
Hope I didn’t put anyone off sharing the above. Just take what you like and leave the rest. If this doesn’t speak to you, just pass it by.
Dean M., I like the way you think. I never thought that I was smart enough to understand the Bible Code, but I am trying. Am keeping an open mind.
Off topic, all: Megyn Kelly just said on Fox that Congress has the right to limit Americans’ Second Amendment rights . . . to a degree. When did that happen?
You might find this interesting. On Francis’ first act, visiting the Basilica of St. Mary Major:
“Pope St. Pius V. While in the Basilica, he went and knelt in front of a tomb of a Pope. Which Pope?
Pope St. Pius V (1504-1572), the Pope who, being a Dominican, declared the Dominican St. Thomas Aquinas a Doctor of the Church and commissioned the first edition of his complete works. The He also patronized the sacred music composer Palestrina, and, in his the Apostolic Constitution Quo Primum on July 14, 1570, promulgated the 1570 edition of the Roman Missal, making it mandatory throughout the Latin rite of the Catholic Church, except where a Mass liturgy dating from before 1370 AD was in use.
This “St. Pius V” form of the Mass remained essentially unchanged for 400 years until Pope Paul VI’s revision of the Roman Missal in 1969–70. It is this form of the Mass that many today call “the old Latin Mass,” or “the Tridentine Mass,” or, since 2007, the “Extraordinary Form” of the Mass.
It seems clear that by kneeling and praying before the tomb of this great, and holy, Pope, Pope Francis was making a statement of respect for him and his work, and so, by implication, for the form of the Mass that he codified.
Note also that, as a cardinal, Pope Pius V gained a reputation for putting orthodoxy before personalities, prosecuting eight French bishops for heresy. He also stood firm against nepotism, rebuking his predecessor, Pope Pius IV, to his face when he wanted to make a 13-year old member of his family a cardinal.
For a Pope who wishes to end corruption, a prayer before the tomb of Pius V makes a certain sense.
Also, Pius V arranged for the formation of the Holy League, an alliance of Catholic states, which defeated the Ottoman Empire at the Battle of Lepanto in 1571. Pius V attributed this victory to the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary and instituted the Feast of Our Lady of Victory on October 7. In 1573, Pope Gregory XIII changed the title of this feast-day to the “Feast of the Holy Rosary.” (It is being reported in the Italian press that Pope Francis prays 15 decades of the Rosary daily.)
Once Pius V was elected, he at once proceeded to reduce the cost of the papal court after the manner of the Dominican Order to which he belonged.
According to this precedent, Pope Francis will also proceed to reduce the cost of the Vatican Curia.
Curial officials, tighten seatbelts…
Also, remember the signal of what Pope Benedict was thinking when HE visited the tomb (twice I believe) of Pope Celestine who was the Pope who also resigned and who was more of a hermit type. He showed these plans as a hint to the public as well by leaving his pallium on the tomb! This thought didn’t “suddenly” happen or was precipitated by some latest actions of scandal as the media would like to foment belief in. In fact Benedict requested of JPII some decades back to permit him to retire back to his study and writings but JPII still wished his important services for the Church. Being the mystic he was JPII probably knew something of how the future might unwind!
Speaking of prophecies that may or may not have to do with our pretty msyterious times, here is something of recent times re: this “next Pope”; given some authority by the now 84 year old former spiritual advisor of Mother Theresa:
2. Seeing the Future of Israel (re: Israel being surrounded now by its enemies without the former more neutral buffer countries….thanks to the Obama regime’s policies in that region)
The Pope will enter Jerusalem like I entered it. The city will already have suffered much and Israel will begin to despair, wondering what can be done. Then this figure clothed in white will come, sent by the Father just as He sent me. He will come to save Israel, just as I came. He, too will die in Jerusalem but his death will have a profound effect upon the whole world. For the whole world will weep at his death and his death will bless Israel. Why do I reveal these things now? Why do I bring you to the center of the mystery so quickly? Because the time is short. The events are near. They are not far away.
3. The Pope Dies in Jerusalem
Churches will see what they have never seen and do what they thought they would never do. Seeing the union of Israel and the Catholic Church, they will say, “We must be one”. All the barriers to unity, put up over the many centuries, will be swept away in one breath of the Spirit.
There will be the ingathering prophesied by Isaiah. All the riches of the nations will come to Israel. This will be true wealth, the spiritual wealth of all the Churches gathering as one in Jerusalem with Israel and the Catholic Church. My prayer will be fulfilled, that all would be one as the Father and I are one.
Of course this is all for everyone’s individual discernment.
FROM MALACHY TO VATICAN EXPERTS: THE REAL PROPHET SO FAR IS NAMED FRANCIS
WHEN IT CAME TO THE NEW POPE, THERE WERE ALL KINDS OF ‘PROPHECIES,’ FROM MYSTICAL TO THE SECULAR
Many ask about the alleged Saint Malachy prophecies.
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