Archive | February 2014

You will be forced to care…

America 2014: Students have no right to wear American flag apparel because some  Mexicans might be offended

Read more:  http://dailycaller.com/2014/02/28/america-2014-students-have-no-right-to-wear-american-flag-apparel-because-some-mexicans-might-be-offended/#ixzz2udRdxK00

 

Marco Rubio on Freedom

Brilliance:  http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/25/video-rubio-rips-cuba-venezuela-and-tom-harkin/

I can close by saying this: Over the last week, I have tweeted about these issues. I get thousands of retweets from students and young people, until they shut them out, in Venezuela who are encouraged by the fact that we are on their side. What they want is what we have, the freedom and the liberty. That’s what all people want.

And if America and its policy-makers are not going to be firmly on the side of freedom and liberty, who in the world is? Who on this planet will? If this nation is not firmly on the side of human rights and freedom and the dignity of all people, what nation on the Earth will? And if we’re prepared to walk away from that, then I submit to you that this century is going to be a dangerous and dark one. But I don’t believe that’s what the American people want from us. Nor the majority of my colleagues.

Covered California Enrollees Complain About Limited Doctor Choices Nearby

Um… we told you so..  Can someone please tally how many times I’ve said here that Universal Coverage is not Universal Treatment?

California’s health care exchange promised potential customers they would have enough physicians to choose from. But some new enrollees, including an Alameda County woman, are discovering that their doctor choices are extremely limited.

Julia Turner is surprised that she even has to search for a doctor. When she signed up for a policy through Covered California late last year, her long-time physician was listed as participating in her Blue Shield plan. It turned out; however, that he is not accepting patients with her Blue Shield policy, purchased on the Covered California exchange.
When Turner called around to find someone else to treat her, she got more frustration. “The only doctors accepting new patients are urgent care clinics,” Turner told KPIX 5 ConsumerWatch.
None of the doctors are located in the city in which she lives. Instead, Turner said, “They are in areas of East Oakland that have a lot of violence.”
When KPIX 5 contacted all of the 41 doctors on the list Blue Shield provided to Julia, it found only four of the doctors were actually accepting new adult patients, and only one of them was board certified.
“This is not what we were promised. I see those (Covered California) commercials now and I want to scream,” Turner said.
NOW READ THIS 10 TIMES YOU OBAMABOTS..
Pat Johnston of the California Association of Health Plans, the industry group representing the insurers, admits there some issues with doctor availability. Johnston calls it a “tradeoff.”
“Remember one of the factors here is trying to make it affordable,” he explained. He admits that depending on the insurer, there are fewer provider options for enrollees who purchase the subsidized policies on the exchange.
Again, the whining and crying of the fools that voted for hope and change and got this will be sweet music.  Decisions have consequences.

Obamacare Enrollment Rate Slows Markedly In January

I’m still under the hope that this bill kills itself.  The question is… what will the aftermath look like?
On Wednesday, the Department of Health and Human Services announced that enrollment in the Obamacare private exchanges increased by 1,146,071 in January.  In December, HHS reported 1,788,000 enrollees in the month of December.  That suggests a drop-off of approximately 500,000, or 29 percent. (See the chart on page 5 here for a graphical representation).
Yet this underestimates the true extent of enrollment dropoffs. The HHS reporting period for December was four weeks, beginning on 12/1 and ending on 12/28.  The reporting period for January was five weeks, beginning on 12/29 and ending on 2/1. This suggests that in December, enrollments averaged 447,000 per week, compared to 229,000 in January, or a 49 percent drop-off in new enrollees.