ObamaCare is a California Loser

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ObamaCare is a California Loser

How many months ago did I prognosticate that ObamaCare, while rammed through the Congress by Democrats, would NEVER be fully implemented? Look what is happening in California, which is probably BEST case.

More than 1 million cancellation notices have been sent to Californians as the Affordable Care Act begins allowing individuals to buy insurance through exchanges, Jones said. The federal law requires policies to offer minimum levels of coverage, forcing companies to terminate many existing plans. But Jones said that under the law, insurers have another year to do so.

More than a MILLION policy cancellations!

How many Californians will be “BARE” (without insurance) over the next year?

Just wait for the increase in premiums and the “sticker shock.”

The Congress should get busy and make the necessary changes in the law or….. voters should change the Congress.

The Troubles with ObamaCare Implementation

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Obama in white coat ObamaCare: Only a Third Favor Obamas Health Reform Law

Oh and there are plenty of problems with ObamaCare as Noemie Emery points out in her piece.

Obama won on the claim we had come through the worst of the crash and recession, and that things would slowly but surely start to improve. But wait for the downturn that’s likely to hit when smaller business embark on a new wave of cutbacks, to avoid moving north of Obamacare’s 50-employee limit, above which the federal mandates to provide workers with health care kick in. New hires will not happen, full-time employees with benefits will become part-timers without out them, and some jobs may even be axed. For two years, businessmen have postponed their decisions — now they will make them. Wait until voters find their jobs, their hours cut, their premiums rising, their insurers going out of business and their employers dropping health coverage because of Obamacare.

Employment will be hurt first as any recovery in the unemployment rate numbers will stall. Then, folks will discover that their medical insurance will suddenly cost more – a lot more or their physicians may either retire or no longer accept Medicare.

Then, the political recriminations will begin as more and more states refuse to implement the Medicaid expansion portion of the law. The waiting lines for Medicaid patients to see a medical specialist will grow astronomically. There will be stories about rationing of care for the poor.

The problems are coming folks and coming soon.

Gallup Poll: American Majority Against Government Healthcare Guarantee

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Gallup Poll on Government Healthcare Guarantee

Not a good sign with ObamaCare implementation due by 2014.

For the first time in Gallup trends since 2000, a majority of Americans say it is not the federal government’s responsibility to make sure all Americans have healthcare coverage. Prior to 2009, a majority always felt the government should ensure healthcare coverage for all, though Americans’ views have become more divided in recent years.

The shift away from the view that the government should ensure healthcare coverage for all began shortly after President Barack Obama’s election and has continued the past several years during the discussions and ultimate passage of the Affordable Care Act in March 2010. Americans are divided on that legislation today — 48% approve and 45% disapprove — as they have been over the last several years.

Republicans, including Republican-leaning independents, are mostly responsible for the drop since 2007 in Americans’ support for government ensuring universal health coverage. In 2007, 38% of Republicans thought the government should do so; now, 12% do. Among Democrats and Democratic leaners there has been a much smaller drop, from 81% saying the government should make sure all Americans are covered in 2007 to 71% now.

One thing that has not changed is that Americans still widely prefer a system based on private insurance to one run by the government. Currently, 57% prefer a private system and 36% a government-run system, essentially the same as in 2010 and 2011. Prior to the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, the percentage of Americans in favor of a government-run system ranged from 32% to 41%.

I think folks see that the costs will be tremendous and the government healthcare system bureaucratic and intrusive.

America continues as a right-center country where self-reliance is more innate than not.

Redistribution is not the American way and that is reflected in this poll.

Over the next few years, the U.S. healthcare system will undergo significant changes as more parts of the Affordable Care Act go into effect. To date, the passage of the law has not led to a major transformation in U.S. healthcare attitudes, apart from the shift away from the view that the government should ensure all Americans have healthcare.

However, this year’s Health and Healthcare poll could signal the beginning of somewhat less negative views of the U.S. healthcare system. Americans have always been positive about the quality of healthcare they receive. Though they remain more negative than positive about healthcare coverage, Americans’ opinions are trending toward a more positive view of health coverage. Americans remain broadly dissatisfied with U.S. healthcare costs, and it is unclear at this point whether the healthcare reforms will significantly reduce U.S. healthcare costs once the law is fully implemented.

Video: Romney Goes on the Attack to “Save Medicare” from ObamaCare

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Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan today unveiled an ad to be broadcast in key battleground states that attacks President Obama and his ObamaCare health reform legislation.

In what is viewed to be a pre-emptive strike against Democratic criticisms of Ryan’s efforts in the House to reform Medicare, Romney is shooting the first shot across Obama’s bow.

Here is the ad:

Now, the Romney ad team will be able to build upon their own narrative not the negative portrayal of the national Democratic Party and their minions in the mainstream media.

Video: Another Broken Obama Promise – ObamaCare is a Tax

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Actually, President Obama’s health care reform law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is a series of tax increases over time. The increases have just not been assessed or paid yet – except in a few instances.

The Republican National Committee in their video above aptly reminds voters about Obama’s broken promise from 2008.

But, the verdict is out whether this will be the prominent issue that Mitt Romney and GOP use against the President in November.

It is the economy…..

Day By Day June 29, 2012 – Eat Your Vegetables

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Day By Day by Chris Muir

Chris, the SCOTUS decision yesterday on ObamaCare has given conservatives newly-driven incentive to win electoral gains in November.

The Tea Party will rise from moribund inaction and become active in key competitive U.S. Senate races around the country.

Mitt Romney has already raised more than $4.2 million since the decision was announced.

Chief Justice Roberts may have handed the GOP a gift with his flip to the LEFT.