Sure, it’s classic Obama deflection. He could probably smear dog crap on the bottom of your shoe and somehow make the case that it was all because of Republicans. He is that brazen. But it’s also a classic case of something Obama shares with many other liberals - the utter failure to understand that when the government messes around with private markets, the uninvited intervention affects all aspects of the private market. Because markets work like that.
Speaking in Florida, Obama insists that rising health insurance rates have nothing whatsoever to do with ObamaCare, and argues that most people get their health insurance from employer plans that are not ObamaCare plans. Thus, how can it possibly be his fault?
President Barack Obama offers multiple excuses for why health insurance premiums continue to skyrocket, including blaming Republicans and insurance companies for the problems.
He complains that too many reporters spend more time discussing premium increases than explaining why he isn’t responsible for them.
“No, I had nothing to do with that,” Obama said, calling it “complicated” despite the “hysteria” that was growing.
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The president argued that most people got their health care from their jobs, insisting that Obamacare didn’t even affect their premiums or health policy changes.
“These are decisions made by your employers, it’s not because of Obamacare,” he said.
This is very much like when Democrats want to raise tax rates and insist it will have no effect whatsoever on economic growth, or job creation. Why, those are separate expenses! That wasn’t because of what we did!
we should make a national holiday on when this muslim finally leaves the white house...hopefully before trump gets in there they will fumigate the place.
Yes, clean all the camel dung out of the White House! Hope, it's before the Mus-slims decide that to be "politically correct" we should make it a Mosque since one of their own lived there! Can't say he worked from there because that would be a "LIE!"
The worthless piece of "DUNG" is going to Blame Bush for his being "The Most Inept President," EVER! How people even believe this idiot is beyond comprehension! If I was his daughters, I'd change my names & distant myself from his worthless butt! He embarrasses ALL AMERICANS!
If Republicans are planning to repeal Obamacare on Jan. 3 and then come looking for help from Democrats to replace it down the road, Senate Democrats have a message for them: It's not happening.
GOOD !! fed/gov has no business regulating our healthcare anyways, and certainly isn't capable of doing it well. If the Ds obstruct the 'replace' part of repeal and replace they're inadvertently doing good.
Posted: Dec 06
BARTLESVILLE, Oklahoma -
A Bartlesville doctor is making big changes to his clinic next year. He's offering memberships to patients to help lower costs of providing care and services.
Wendell Rovenstine is a patient at the GAP Medical Clinic in Bartlesville. He's 78 years old and wants to take care of his health.
In 2017, Rovenstine will be paying a monthly membership to Dr. Thomas Britt; in return, he gets same-day appointments, longer visits with the doctor and cheaper medicine.
"I really think, like, for $65 a month, this is something that I have my own provider. A doctor that cares for the community," Rovenstine said.
Britt will now offer a membership model because he said the health care industry is making it impossible to keep the doors open.
Britt: "I work three part-time jobs to fund the clinic.”
Britt: “I work three part time jobs to keep the clinic afloat.”
Tony: “Explain? How?”
Britt: “I don't make enough money here to earn an income from insurance."
To cover costs under the health care insurance model, Britt said he only gets seven minutes per patient. With the membership plan, he can spend up to half an hour with them and focus on providing a higher level of care.
Britt said, "My colleagues who had private practices are all gone. They've either closed their practice and went to work at the hospital, they've retired early or they've closed their practice and moved to other states to teach and do things. I'm kind of the last one around."
Britt said he isn't encouraging people to drop health insurance but to use his membership and buy a cheaper high-deductible plan for big emergencies.
"This is the future of medicine,” he said. “It cannot sustain the path that it's on."
Britt's patients are willing to give the plan a try.
Tony: "What was health care like 78 years ago?" Rovenstine: "It was just like this. Just like this."
The membership program kicks in starting January 1st.
Good for him!! Capitalism at its best!