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#265278 - 11/15/13 07:17 AM Obama's humble act was just that...an act
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Obama’s humble act was just that…an act


President Barack Obama: 'Yes, it was my fault." (AP/Charles Dharapak)

President Barack Obama: ‘Well, damn, I got caught in yet another lie.” He didn't say that, of course, but his body language did.
(AP/Charles Dharapak)


Barack Obama strode to the podium of the White House press room Thursday wearing a carefully-prepared face of humility as he told the nation that he realized he needed to “win back the confidence of the American people” and admitted, for a change, that when it came to the fire he’s been under for failures in his health care “reform” package, “this one’s deserved.”

But the President’s show of humility was, at best, orchestrated by handlers who managed to convince him to bury, on the surface at least, his super sized ego and act like he’s genuinely sorry to have misled Americans.

“If you like your plan, you can keep it,” he told Americans over and over — right up to the day the flood of cancellations began arriving to millions of Americans who found they couldn’t keep their insurance because the new law gave companies a reason to cancel under the claim that the existing plan didn’t meet minimum qualifications set by the law.

“I completely get how upsetting this can be for a lot of Americans,” Obama said with a well-rehearsed contrite look on his face. “Americans whose plans have been canceled can choose to enroll in the same kind of plan.”

“Same kind of plan” does not mean Americans will be able to keep their existing health insurance or that they will not have to pay more for something that resembles the plan they are losing.

Obama is not requiring the insurance companies to rescind their cancellations because the lobbyists from those companies tell the President they don’t want to do that and Obama, in another broken promises, listens to the lobbyists that he promised as a candidate would have no role in his presidency.

Another day, another broken promise by a president who lies repeatedly to the American people.

Obama’s plan, discussed of course in vague terms, only gives insurance companies “the option” of taking back customers if they want to do so and — even then — the extension is only for a year so those who get to keep their plans will only be able to do so for another 12 months.

This is a “fix” by a humble President? Hell, no. It’s another lie by a manipulating con artist who got into office by pretending to be something he is not and won re-election because Republicans put up a candidate who, astoundingly, was even worse.

Obama is not “humbled” by what has happened on Obamacare. He got caught lying, again, to the American public and he is trying to squirm his way out of it with a carefully manufactured “fix” that won’t work.

At the podium, Obama said he believes “the Affordable Care Act will work.” He’s lying. He knows it can’t work because he allowed the health insurance industry to create a plan that can’t work because it serves their needs and not the needs of millions of uninsured Americans.

Obamacare is a sham act from a sham President who conned the American people into buying a fake message of change and hope.

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#265281 - 11/15/13 08:38 AM Re: Obama's humble act was just that...an act [Re: Doug Thompson]
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Haters gonna hate no matter how many times the president apologizes for making them hate him, but at least he is working hard to protect our right to keep our bad insurance for another year...because FREEDOM!!!

The lamestream librul media White House Press Corps were too busy asking the president to pinky-swear that the ObamaCare exchange websites will always work every single time for every single person forever and ever, as all websites do, plus also something about Iran, but honestly, I've lost track, what with being so freakin’ bored out of my skull.

If Mr. Obama wanted to make his press conference not quite so coma-inducing, he should have taken a page from Mayor Rob Ford and explained how much delicious putang he gets at home. Another missed opportunity Obama.
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#265282 - 11/15/13 08:48 AM Re: Obama's humble act was just that...an act [Re: Doug Thompson]
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Hey, this is America. My wife's Anthem Blue Cross Policy is nowbeing canceled and it apparently meets the minimums. Our insurance agent ran her insurance needs through the healthcare exchange and what came back was a $370 a month higher premium cost with less coverage. Would she qualify for a subsidy? No way.

At my age, I'm under Medicare with an Anthem supplemental that covers all other costs so I'm not affected.

Should we have the right to keep "bad" insurance? Sure, we are forced to keep bad Presidents for at least four years and a bad Congress for God knows how long. smile


Edited by Doug Thompson (11/15/13 10:26 AM)
Edit Reason: Anthem canceled her today.
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#265283 - 11/15/13 09:05 AM Re: Obama's humble act was just that...an act [Re: Doug Thompson]
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Originally Posted By: Doug Thompson
Hey, this is America. Hey, this is America. My wife's Anthem Blue Cross Policy is nowbeing canceled and it apparently meets the minimums. Our insurance agent ran her insurance needs through the healthcare exchange and what came back was a $370 a month higher premium cost with less coverage. Would she qualify for a subsidy? No way.

At my age, I'm under Medicare with an Anthem supplemental that covers all other costs so I'm not affected. (Updated because, guess what? Anthem canceled her policy this morning.

Anthem Blue Cross is hardly "bad" insurance. It's those one-off unrecognizable named insurance companies peddling the real bad stuff...

Originally Posted By: Doug Thompson
Should we have the right to keep "bad" insurance? Sure, we are forced to keep bad Presidents for at least four years and a bad Congress for God knows how long. smile

No argument from me there. smile

I also agree with you that ACA could have been better had Mr. Obama fought to do so. I'm not happy with the "compromise" made with insurance companies. I'm a single-payer, social security, Medicare, bank-hating, Elizabeth Warren-loving socialist lefty kinda guy. smile


Edited by Doug Thompson (11/15/13 10:26 AM)
Edit Reason: Anthem canceled her today.
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#265284 - 11/15/13 09:15 AM Re: Obama's humble act was just that...an act [Re: Doug Thompson]
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What? No Hillary? Careful now you may be swimming in dangerous waters. Or you could be forced with the decision we had in Virginia in the governors' race this year: Nobody on the ballot worth voting for. smile

And there are reports around here of people getting cancellation notices from Anthem Blue Cross. It might just be the luck of the draw.
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#265286 - 11/15/13 09:59 AM Re: Obama's humble act was just that...an act [Re: Doug Thompson]
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Originally Posted By: Doug Thompson



And there are reports around here of people getting cancellation notices from Anthem Blue Cross. It might just be the luck of the draw.


Could it be that the Anthem policy your wife has meets the ACA's minimum requirements, but those Anthem policies that are being cancelled don't? I have to assume that, since Anthem didn't cancel her policy, it must have met the minimum standards.

Also, you mentioned that your insurance agent ran the numbers on the healthcare.gov website. Does your agent have a financial interest in selling you the Anthem policy that he/she wouldn't have if you were to buy a policy off of the exchange?

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#265290 - 11/15/13 10:17 AM Re: Obama's humble act was just that...an act [Re: Doug Thompson]
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Originally Posted By: Doug Thompson
What? No Hillary? Careful now you may be swimming in dangerous waters. Or you could be forced with the decision we had in Virginia in the governors' race this year: Nobody on the ballot worth voting for. smile

Oh she'll be the next POTUS alright LOL Although she's a way too big money Wall Street/Military Industrial money-taking politico for me.

Originally Posted By: Doug Thompson
And there are reports around here of people getting cancellation notices from Anthem Blue Cross. It might just be the luck of the draw.

What?!? That doesn't make sense. Fox News "reported" on small business owners receiving cancellations as well, only said SBOs didn't really when pushed to provide the evidence.
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#265291 - 11/15/13 10:18 AM Re: Obama's humble act was just that...an act [Re: Chuck Howard]
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Originally Posted By: Chuck Howard

Could it be that the Anthem policy your wife has meets the ACA's minimum requirements, but those Anthem policies that are being cancelled don't? I have to assume that, since Anthem didn't cancel her policy, it must have met the minimum standards.

Also, you mentioned that your insurance agent ran the numbers on the healthcare.gov website. Does your agent have a financial interest in selling you the Anthem policy that he/she wouldn't have if you were to buy a policy off of the exchange?


Scratch what I said earlier. My wife was notified this morning that Anthem is cancelling her policy because of a continuing back problem (translation: Pre-existing condition). It is not because her policy did not meet the minimums but because they apparently have until the end of the year to cancel out before Obamacare kicks in. Of course, the odds appear to be mounting that Obamacare will not go into effect on Jan. 1 so we may be screwed altogether. The health exchange gives us an option for insurance but it will cost $370 a month more and provide, from what I can read, less coverage. This is "reform." I have my doubts.
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#265297 - 11/15/13 10:28 AM Re: Obama's humble act was just that...an act [Re: Doug Thompson]
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Originally Posted By: Doug Thompson
Originally Posted By: Chuck Howard

Could it be that the Anthem policy your wife has meets the ACA's minimum requirements, but those Anthem policies that are being cancelled don't? I have to assume that, since Anthem didn't cancel her policy, it must have met the minimum standards.

Also, you mentioned that your insurance agent ran the numbers on the healthcare.gov website. Does your agent have a financial interest in selling you the Anthem policy that he/she wouldn't have if you were to buy a policy off of the exchange?


Scratch what I said earlier. My wife was notified this morning that Anthem is cancelling her policy because of a continuing back problem (translation: Pre-existing condition). It is not because her policy did not meet the minimums but because they apparently have until the end of the year to cancel out before Obamacare kicks in. Of course, the odds appear to be mounting that Obamacare will not go into effect on Jan. 1 so we may be screwed altogether. The health exchange gives us an option for insurance but it will cost $370 a month more and provide, from what I can read, less coverage. This is "reform." I have my doubts.

Well, that sucks. Watch-out for inappropriately placed roving asphalt cows not wearing their night-vision goggles! crazy
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