Conservatives vindicated by Obamacare's mounting failures

During the healthcare debate of 2009 and 2010, conservatives screamed a simple fact from the rooftops: Obamacare will not work. No one wanted to listen then, but their warnings are now coming into fruition.

Obamacare, as constructed, attempted to fix a dysfunctional health care payment system by creating an even more complicated system on top of it, filled with subsidies, coverage mandates, and other artificial government incentives. But its result has been a system that plucked Americans out of coverage they like and forced them to pay more for less.

Now the insurers are beginning to realize that in spite of all the subsidies and mandates working in their favor, and despite all of the cost-cutting they have had to do at the expense of consumers, they just can't make money in this system.

In a Tuesday conference call with investors, the CEO of America's largest insurer announced that his company would be hastening its pullout from the ..., and will remain in just a handful of state marketplaces. UnitedHealth lost an estimated $425 million last year on its Obamacare marketplace activity, and it's decided that enough is enough.

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Get government OFF our backs and tie it down with constitutional chains.

Obamacare wasn't supposed to work. It was designed to destroy the best healthcare system in the World. It was designed to create the public angst needed to drive a single payer system. It was designed to punish the American people for having better than the rest of the World.

You got that right.

Standard libTARD fare, it MUST be a mental aberration to be a democrap!

Now watch as they hit taxpayers with BAIL-OUTS GALORE!!! Some of you actually VOTED for this leftist agenda, how do you like it NOW???

LAST LAUGH IS STILL ON US.  After April 18th now they will be funded from tax fines from those who can't afford insurance to keep doing whatever they want.  And we know that isn't making sure everyone can afford and get healthcare.

The way around that is to claim zero on your W-2 form. The only enforcement vehicle they have is forced deduction from your income tax return. The law prohibits the filing of a lien against you from the IRS.
I suspect they did it this way to punish low income workers by stealing their tax refunds. Many people other understate dependents to drive a larger refund check and then make plans against it. The public outcry then drives future legislation for a single payer system.
Beware of the effort to eliminate the use of cash. Digital currency gives government control over everything. Speak out and you get deleted. Unable to but or sell .... Where have I read that before.

Wake up people

I'm self employed though.

What law prohibits the IRS from filing a lien? Do you know, Tom? Please share info if you have it.

Though largely ignored by a media obsessed with a contentious election cycle, Obamacare's demise is a developing and legitimate news story.

UHC was one of several insurers reporting huge losses as early as 2014.  Despite the administration's wildly exaggerated claims to the contrary, enrollment has been stagnant, often falling below Congressional Budget Office projections.  Other problems include those enrolling simply to dodge the "penalty" and never paying a dime in premiums.  

The industry's biggest challenge is an uncharacteristically gutsy move by Congressional Republicans last December which virtually dismantled the so-called Risk Corridor, the baked-in provision for compensating losses to insurers, or, tax-payer bailouts.  But shed no tears for them.  Even more corrupt than the law itself was the community of drooling corporate maggots slopping away at the public trough, happy to sacrifice scruples for for tax-levied profits. Even a business college dropout could have predicted then that Obamacare would never work. 

Buried in the Obamacare legislation (affordable care act) it details how the IT'S can enforce the penalties. They are limited to deducting the penalty from income tax refunds only. They are prohibited from adding the penalty to your taxes owed balance

problem is though, few are willing to sacrifice (just say NO, do without HC insurance) or simply make the deduction changes necessary to not have a return coming (0% loan to fed/gov) to deduct the penalty from.

Tom Gallagher-- That's a good point.  Restrictions against garnishments helps consumer mores than the underwriting community.  Insurers are crying poverty over last year's average compensations of 12 to 13-cents on the dollar.   




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CONFUSION:   Pelosi Says Constitution Spells Out ‘Two Co-Equal Branches’ Of Government

No Nancy. No.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi must be taking night classes at the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez School of Government.

Pelosi, the 79-year-old third-highest ranking official in the U.S. government, was speaking to the Center for American Progress today when she mistakenly said there are “two co-equal branches” of government, before correcting herself to say there are three.


“First of all, let me just say, we take an oath of office to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States,” Pelosi said.

“Democrats take that oath seriously, and we are committed to honoring our oath of office. I’m not sure that our Republican colleagues share that commitment, and I’m not sure that the president of the United States does, too,” she claimed.

“So, in light of the fact that the beauty of the Constitution is a system of checks and balances— two co-equal branches— three co-equal branches of government,” she corrected with a laugh.

“A check and balance on each other,” she continued. “Con— Constitution spells out the pri— pa, uh, the duties of Congress and one of them is oversight of the president of the United States, another one of them is to impeach the president of the United States,” Pelosi said.

In November, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez rallied supporters on Facebook to pitch in and help Democrats take back “all three chambers of Congress.”

“…the Progressive movement works and it wins in all districts…If we work our butts off to make sure that we take back all three chambers of Congress– three chambers of government…,” she said during the virtual appearance.

She clarified that she meant the “presidency, the Senate and the House.”

According to the Constitution, the three branches of government are the legislative, executive and judicial.

Below: Nancy Pelosi is continuing to promote the false narrative that President Trump is involved in a cover-up and therefore may be guilty of an impeachable offense. Millie Weaver joins Alex to break down the propaganda being used to overturn the democratic election of 2016 


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