Obama on soaring health insurance premiums: ‘I had nothing to do with that’

Image result for obama is liarSure, 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!

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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!

You know Obama will get to the bottom of - who's to blame for soaring healthcare premiums.

Senate Dems To GOP: You're Sure Not Acting Like You Need Us

Senate Dems To GOP: You're Sure Not Acting Like You Need Us

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.

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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.

Bartlesville Doctor Ditches Insurance In Favor Of Memberships

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.” Tony: “What?”
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.

Bartlesville Doctor Ditches Insurance In Favor Of Memberships

Good for him!!  Capitalism at its best!

Obama is such a phony. He takes credit for things that go right, even if he had nothing to do with it, i.e., the killing of Bin Laden. To listen to him take the credit, he must have been on the ground with the Navy Seals! With his un-affordable health care failure, it's somebody else's fault. Obama is a liar, a BS'er, and phony!

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Horrible: Democrats Set The Constitution On Fire With Fraudulent Impeachment

House Democrats unveiled two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Tuesday morning after an investigation that violated fundamental provisions of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

The investigation of the president began with the complaint of a so-called “whistleblower” who turned out to be a rogue Central Intelligence Agency employee, protected by a lawyer who had called for a “coup” against Trump in early 2017.

Democrats first demanded that the “whistleblower” be allowed to testify. But after House Intelligence Committee chair Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) was found to have lied about his committee’s contact with the “whistleblower,” and after details of the “whistleblower’s” bias began to leak, Democrats reversed course. In violation of the President Trump’s Sixth Amendment right to confront his accuser, Democrats refused to allow the “whistleblower” to testify. They argue the president’s procedural rights, even if they existed, would not apply until he was tried in the Senate — but they also invented a fraudulent “right to anonymity” that, they hope, might conceal the whistleblower even then.

Schiff began the “impeachment inquiry” in secret, behind the closed doors of the Sensitive Compartmentalized Information Facility (SCIF) in the basement of the U.S. Capitol, even though none of the testimony was deemed classified. Few members of Congress were allowed access. Schiff allowed selective bits of testimony to leak to friendly media, while withholding transcripts of testimony.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), having allowed the secret process to unfold, legitimized it with a party-line vote authorizing the inquiry. The House resolution denied President Trump the procedural rights enjoyed by Presidents Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton, and denied the minority party the traditional right to object to witnesses called by the majority.

Rather than the House Judiciary Committee, which traditionally handles impeachment, Pelosi also deputized the House Intelligence Committee to conduct fact-finding; the Judiciary Committee was turned into a rubber stamp. Schiff held a few public hearings, but often failed to release transcripts containing exculpatory evidence until after they had passed.

In the course of the Intelligence Committee’s investigation, Schiff quietly spied on the telephone records of his Republican counterpart, Ranking Member Devin Nunes (R-CA). He also snooped on the phone records of a journalist, John Solomon; and on the phone records of former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, acting as President Trump’s personal lawyer.

Schiff’s eavesdropping violated both the First Amendment right to press freedom and the Sixth Amendment right to counsel. Yet he proceeded undeterred by constitutional rights, publishing the phone logs in his committee’s report without warning, confirmation, or explanation, alleging that Nunes and the others were part of a conspiracy to assist the president’s allegedly impeachable conduct. When Republicans on the Judiciary Committee asked the Intelligence Committee’s majority counsel, Daniel Goldman, to explain the phone logs, he refused to answer,

Ironically, Schiff had done exactly what Democrats accuse Trump of doing: abused his power to dig up dirt on political opponents, then obstructed a congressional investigation into his party’s and his committee’s misconduct.

Democrats’ articles of impeachment include one for the dubious charge of “abuse of power,” which is not mentioned in the Constitution; and one for “obstruction of Congress,” which in this case is an abuse of power in itself.

Alexander Hamilton, writing about impeachment in Federalist 65, warned that “there will always be the greatest danger that the decision will be regulated more by the comparative strength of parties, than by the real demonstrations of innocence or guilt.” Democrats have fulfilled Hamilton’s worst fears.

The Trump impeachment will soon replace the 1868 impeachment of President Andrew Johnson — which the House Judiciary Committee staff actually cited as a positive precedent — as the worst in American history.

In service of their “coup,” Democrats have trampled the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The Republic has never been in greater danger.

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