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Last Wednesday, May 7, 2014, the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing on “PPACA [Obamacare] Enrollment and the Insurance Industry.” (PPACA are the initials of the Orwellian name for Obamacare, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.)
The purpose of the hearing was to ascertain just how many Americans actually have enrolled in Obamacare, as well as who was responsible for the previous round of policy cancellations and who should face blame for the next round.
In the hearing, Congressman Cory Gardner (R-Colo) sought to get to the bottom of the health plan cancellations. He pointedly asked the insurance executives the reason for the cancellations.
President Obama had pledged publicly at least 36 times that his health care plan, known as Obamacare, would not force people who liked their current coverage to lose it before "tweaking" that promise Nov. 4.
"36 Times Obama Said You Could Keep Your Health Care Plan"
originally posted by: ketsuko
None of this will get any better if the government just makes it single payer. They will use the same equation - tax us out the nose for the privilege of having them make all the decisions about whether or not you are useful enough to provide care for (i.e. whether or not you are still useful to pay taxes), tax us into the ground to keep the system running and when we're all sucked dry, they'll put us on the US equivalent of the Liverpool Care Pathway - basically starve us to death in the hospital pretending to "care" for us.
But the folks championing socialized medicine are always repeating tales of visits for simple cases of the flu or other travel-related illnesses. What is seen is the overflowing abundance of care at that level. This is the sugar, so to speak. Unseen are other types of care. The meat, eggs, etc. And this is where the failures of socialized medicine are as obvious as the lack of nutritious food in a Yugoslavian store.
The stories from travelers paint a different picture from those told by people living in countries with socialized medicine. Many of these folks — those looking for meat — complain about either the unavailability of care or wait times that exceed the life expectancy of those suffering from the disease.
originally posted by: ausername
Remember that if you can't afford obamacare you can cancel your cable TV and cell phone as our leader suggested.
You will have affordable healthcare one way or the other... Law of the land.
On March 6, 2014, President Obama conducted a town hall meeting with Spanish-language media regarding the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare. He was asked about the concerns of many Latinos that the law is simply too expensive. He suggested that some families may be spending too much on cable television or cell phones, and not enough on health insurance.
Pres Obama: Cut Household Spending to Afford Health Care Law