The Enemy Within

What do these fine Senators all have in common?

Mitch McConnell
Susan Collins
John McCain
Lisa Murkowski
Rob Portman

If you guessed not on the ballot in the next election, you guessed right. And they all voted against the ‘straight repeal’ amendment on Obamacare.

“Sens. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn.; Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va.; Susan Collins, R-Maine; Dean Heller, R-Nev.; John McCain, R-Ariz.; Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska; and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, joined all Democrats to defeat the amendment, which would have given Congress two years to devise a replacement to the 2010 Affordable Care Act.” Fox

So now that all those above are safe in their seats for the midterm, they stand ready and willing as the opposition. They should be marginalized and isolated. Then it wouldn’t hurt Trump or others to do some campaigning in their states.

Most of them fought tough elections and now don’t have a care in the world about accountability. Remember Lisa Murkowski was originally appointed by her father to fill his own seat, after he won the gubernatorial race.

They are the enemy within and will be there for the duration of Trump’s term.

In the Senate, we are told the one major legislative accomplishment was getting Goresuch to the Supreme Court. Mitch is credited for that. But it was mainly achieved in opposition to Obama. And some Senate Republicans had weak knees and wanted to cave on that. So Mitch proved effective at opposition. Now it is a different story.

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Sick swamp culture in Capitol

Forget Obamacare and healthcare, we are a sick country. Sick in the way of very ill needing extraordinary, urgent treatment to get it off the sick bed.

But the sickness is coming from Congress and the swamp in DC. And so far it is collectively refusing the treatment. The antibiotics are there and the IV waits. But we have a body and culture that persistently refuses to take the medicine.

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Reruns and old sitcoms, sitcare

Forfeit the issue, argument, resistance — whatever you call it — of Obamacare? Painful thought. But it seems that is exactly what is being prepared in cesspool headquarters.

So we aren’t de-rooting Obamacare but fertilizing it and guaranteeing its survival. And I am pretty disgusted about it.

As if that were not bad enough a thought, it appears as though they put it in such a central position as to take down, or at least compromise, the entire Reepublican agenda. So Obamacare has found new life holding an entire agenda hostage. And it is not giving up.

Hostage negotiators? Well they are on the scene, but seem prepared to negotiate away the very hostages held captive. I.e. we the people and whoever else cares.

Is this the way it all goes down after 8 years of work and grassroots effort? A horrid thought. Is this how it ends by Republicans morphing back into the one-party duopoloy?

Haven’t we seen this movie before? We know how it ends. And that brings us right back to why we are here in the first place, Namely disgust and the sheer American will to break the chains that bound us — ‘mad as hell and not going to take it anymore.’

Before anyone goes berserk to blame it all on Trump not being conservative enough, much of this obfuscation is coming right from the Republicans. Certainly in the Senate. They have a stranglehold on government that I doubt we have ever seen before.

Trump? Well, he can come and go but these Republicans will remain, to some degree. Enough to take down or prevent any new agenda from taking shape., Enough to kill it in infancy. Would Repubs even agree on the epitaph?

My good friend Pepp forwarded me this Breitbart article. Have a look and see what you think. I am afraid Rand Paul is pretty much right on the mark.

I’ll go back to asking how many healthcare stocks are in all their portfolios in the cesspool capital? Bad enough to cede the Obamacare issue, but it seems poised to hijack the rest of any Republican-led agenda, from Taxes to economic liberty or trade. It is just my opinion how much effect it has on everything else.

Republicans seem positioned to allow it to happen. The Dems don’t have to do it. The insurgency within is enough to derail anything on the table.(or under it) Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey announced the reason they had no plan to replace Obama care is they didn’t plan on winning the election. Good excuse Pat. Well, this kind of train wreck is not caused just from Democrats. With media running opposition for Dems, it is hard to get a descent message out. Climate of disgust remains high 6 months in.

Read: http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/07/12/exclusive-sen-rand-paul-senate-gop-decides-keep-obamacare/

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Did Obamacare come with seatbelts?

Some people may hope so, as the ride gets really bumpy.

NYT does not offer already-disgruntled Obamacare patrons victims a life preserver.

“As you can see on our map of those counties, an Anthem departure could leave coverage gaps in substantial parts of Georgia, Missouri, Kentucky, Ohio and Colorado, as well as smaller holes in other states. In places where no insurance company offers plans, there will be no way for Obamacare customers to use subsidies to buy health plans.

Without an option for affordable coverage, they would become exempt from the health law’s mandate to obtain coverage. A result could be large increases in the number of Americans without health insurance.”

So far, no carrier has come forward publicly to say it will serve the counties in Tennessee that Humana is leaving.

Obamacare is already in critical condition. Yet all we hear from MSM in response to alternatives or repeal plans is “but people will lose their healthcare.” Really? It’s hard to mandate something that is not affordable or available.

Crazy system, Obamacare

“They are getting whacked.” Hoodwinked, bamboozled, whatever. Crazy Bill opines.

More a case that the Crazy Clintons are running for denial.

Of course people have been whacked by Obamacare since the beginning, as Jonathan Gruber admitted. It’s built on lies.

They’d rather have Obamacare than the truth. New Econ 101: Lie and keep on lying.

“Give me a break, this whole thing is the biggest fairy tale I’ve ever seen.”

ObamaCare enrollment pitch

Here’s a stunning revelation from the Obama administration. Attention G-Mart shoppers!

In a country with 325 million people, the word most is a big number.
I guess you get those subsidies while paying your subsidues.
I’ll try hashtag get smothered by big-gov now.

Obama Kidnapped America

The US and American people are being held hostage to Obama’s personal political agenda. You can stop reading there because that’s the whole point in a nutshell.

As a matter of his personal political ideology we see country collapsing around it. The Left can’t compare it to Bush and say it is the same thing. The only suitable comparison is to Putin. But even that does not work because Vlad is acting in Russia’s interest, whether you agree with what he is doing or not. Putin does believe in his country at least.

With Obama the only thing that matters is Obama’s ideology, corrupt as it is. Any means to the end. So now we see Obamacare collapsing. Not a problem to Obama. 12 out of 23 states had their co-ops crash. The initial seed money is lost. Silence from Obama. The agency said enough people were not forced into the ObamaCare by loosing their employee insurance. Jonathan Gruber admitted the plot was to lie to the people just to ram it through. Obama basically said what’s it matter, so what? He sends earthquakes again into medical coverage. Did he say anything?

His comrades have declared a war on cops. Again, not a problem for Obama. Even when the FBI director tells us that police are backing off due to all the social chaos and cop-killing, so crime is up. Obama says you cannot cherry pick data or use anecdote to make public policy. But Obama is doing exactly that: cherry picking and using anecdote to make policy.The FBI is not making policy but stating the trend, facts.

Obama declares the Keystone Pipeline dead. The Climate Caliphate is gearing up for a year-end push of their agenda. All he cares about is his environmental agenda. Meanwhile, months back his own administration contaminated a pristine river and region in Colorado.(an interstate disaster)  Obama said nothing. He was not up in arms firing people. No, it was business as usual: lie and make excuses. First they denied the amount and damage.

He told the EPA to go ahead and roll out his anti-business agenda and war on coal regulations, despite whether it is Constitutional. Who cares about the effects, or their impact on people? He weaponized the IRS and used it against his political opponents. He said there is not a smidgen of corruption. then his DOJ declared there was nothing to prosecute Lerner for.

This all and government is just an extension of Obama’s personal ideology. And he’ll go to any end to force it on the people.

Invasion of illegal immigrants, Obama’s executive orders, his forced amnesty, gun control, racism, riots, and even his scandals are all a product of his personal political agenda.

Whatever you think about all that, one thing is clear: Obama is holding America hostage to his own, personal political agenda.

Ouch, this is gonna hurt

Obamacare enrollment appears to have hit the wall

By Thomas Lifson — April 7, 2015 | American Thinker

John Merline of Investor’s Business Daily has been examining the numbers on Obamacare enrollment and discovers that, contrary to predictions of millions more signing up, new enrollments are dying up.

Earlier this year, the Obama administration hoped to boost ObamaCare sign-ups by offering a special enrollment period for millions who didn’t know about the individual mandate penalty until they filed their taxes.

Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2015/04/obamacare_enrollment_appears_to_have_hit_the_wall.html

Evidently the same geniuses designed Obamacare as the global warming agenda. Obama sycophants say “you just want to see it fail.” Well, the problem is what failure means: the more it fails, the more expensive it will get. No one is hoping for that.

But it was entirely predictable when Dems did a bill called the affordable care act. I guess this explains Obama shifting his emphasis to his unconstitutional executive amnesty. One scandal or diversion after another.

Advocacy for death

I’ll post this piece because I was so struck by it. I guess suicide advocacy is on the rise though it still sounds like a marginal idea to me. But what was marginal 50 years ago is not so much now. Wesley Smith does an excellent job explaining the ideas.

Family-Supported Suicide Harms Society

by Wesley J. Smith March 21, 2015 | National Review – The Corner

There was once a time when friends, family, and society worked to prevent suicides. Now, if the suicidal person is ill or disabled, there is support for self-killing, with friends and family members even attending the deed.

That–and what it may portend–is the subject of my biweekly First Things. From, “Family-Support Suicide and the Duty to Die:”

Is it right or wrong to support a loved one’s suicide? This seems to be one of those issues, increasingly prevalent in our society, about which debate is not possible: The answer depends on one’s overarching worldview.

Some will believe that their duty is to support their family member’s choice, come what may. Others, including this writer, believe that supporting suicide is an abandonment that validates loved ones’ worst fears about themselves—that they are a burden, unworthy of love, or truly better off dead.

What might this phenomenon portend?

Family backing for suicide furthers the normalization of hastened death as a proper response to human suffering. Such normalization, over time, will put increasing pressure on those coping with the infirmities of age and with the debilitations of serious illnesses and disabilities to view their suicides as not only a suitable approach, but perhaps even as an obligation to those they love.

This is known in bioethics as the “duty to die,” which has been debated for years in professional discourse.

I quote some advocacy material for a duty to die:

A duty to die becomes greater as you grow older. . . . To have reached the age of, say, seventy-five or eighty years without being ready to die is itself a moral failing, the sign of a life out of touch with life’s basic realities.

This isn’t a fringe idea. Books have been written on the topic. I conclude:

No, a day won’t come when the euthanasia police kick down doors and force unwanted lethal injections upon the sick and elderly. But legal compulsion isn’t the only way to push people out of the lifeboat. The more public support families and friends give their ill or debilitated loved ones’ suicides, the greater the prospect that a moral duty to die will become culturally legitimate.

Again, I don’t see how we debate this. Either we want such a society, or we don’t.

Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/415774/family-supported-suicide-harms-society-wesley-j-smith

(Wesley J. Smith is a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute’s Center on Human Exceptionalism and a consultant to the Patient’s Rights Council.)

Also see First Things article

He has a followup post “$200,000 per Year to Push Assisted Suicide

Seems to be two issues here, what they are doing — or is it we — and the industry it has become. Neither of which bodes well for society.

The Ed Schultz redefinition camp

Here’s Ed Schultz doing his level best trying to describe Obamacare as the bomb wonderful.

“You aren’t denied, you just have to pay a little bit more.”

“The fact is we have federal standards just like we have federal standards on many things in the country.” That’s Ed’s answer to all the problems. Lies…who cares?

Elections have consequences

Cornell students erupt over healthcare fee; ‘elections have consequences’ messages pour in

February 14, 2015 by Carmine Sabia | BizPac Review

Sometimes, the best education is the one life gives you.

Students at the prestigious but liberal-leaning Cornell University found that out the hard way last week, when they stormed the office of school President David Skorton to protest a modern-day example of socialism at work.

On Feb. 5, Skorton posted a memo on the school’s website notifying students that all who opt out of Cornell’s health care program next year will be charged a $350 fee, Fox News reported.

Obamacare requires all students to have health insurance, but those already covered are also forced to pay the opt-out fee. And they’re none too pleased.

“Effective next academic year, 2015-16, we will be introducing a student health fee for those not enrolled in the Cornell Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP),” Skorton’s memo said. “As a physician, parent and president, I am proud of our university’s long history of providing quality medical, mental health, education and prevention services on campus. These essential services play a critical role in student well-being and, therefore, success. Yet funding these services — and creating access to them for all students — has been a growing fiscal challenge, and a personal concern of mine.”

About 150 students protested the move by staging an old-fashioned sit-in at Skorton’s office and a main administrative building on Monday, while others turned to 21st century hashtag activism on Twitter with the #fightthefee rallying cry, according to The College Fix student newspaper.

It didn’t take long, though, for some who found irony in the situation to hijack the hashtag, including these tweeters: see

Read more: http://www.bizpacreview.com/2015/02/14/cornell-students-erupt-over-healthcare-fee-elections-have-consequences-messages-pour-in-179625

“We’ve been lied to!” — Welcome to the club. That’s the understatement of the year.

 

ObamaCare effects in process

Coming to a provider, clinic, doctor or hospital near you…at warp speed.

ObamaCare Takes Full Force in Next 18 Months, Americans Scrambling to Prepare

Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | Newsmax
By Newsmax Wires

Barring any new amendments, the massive new healthcare law dubbed “ObamaCare” is set to take full force in the next 12 to 18 months.

Most Americans don’t understand the new law and aren’t ready for its sweeping changes. These changes will impact everyone, seniors, small business, the employed, the unemployed, doctors, and medical professionals.

As a matter of fact, ObamaCare’s numerous provisions will soon alter:

  • The cost of health insurance, medical treatment, and prescription drugs . . .
  • The type and quality of healthcare available in the near future . . .
  • Even the ability to get in to see a doctor (any healthcare provider, for that matter) . . .

In fact, ObamaCare adds more than 30 million Americans to the healthcare rolls.

The program will be a massive tidal wave and experts say it may even cause doctor and nurse shortages.

And one study found that up to 40% of doctors are leaving practices due to the punitive regulations under ObamaCare.

This could result in health-threatening delays just to visit a doctor, as well as potentially substandard treatment. Plus, seniors in particular can expect alarming cuts to their Medicare benefits.

That’s because ObamaCare literally robs Peter to pay Paul by cutting $716 billion from Medicare over the next decade to fund other services under Obama’s Affordable Care Act.

Worse, the law puts Medicaid on parity with Medicare, a fact that will likely weaken Medicare!

Given the election results, Americans are now seeking to prepare for these changes. Those who don’t could be hit very hard.

Right now, millions of Americans are desperately scrambling for answers as the new rules and regulations of ObamaCare begin to take hold.

ObamaCare could degrade the quality of your healthcare if you are not prepared.

Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com:  http://www.newsmax.com/MKTNews/Obamacare-changes-your-healthcare/2012/11/16/id/464481/

H/T to Pepp for the article.

These effects are coming just as predicted, and seemingly right on schedule from the master planners. I do get a little weary of the Left acting as if these are just little hiccups and accidents that can be straightened out… like how they ironed it out originally.

There are those net affects of stealing from Medicare to fund it coming to full bloom. Oh remember how they denied that one? That was at the very same time they blamed the GOP for trying to cut Medicare. All the ObamaCare sound bites — lies as we call them.

Getting and being prepared? Well, that is a little hard for most people given the scope of this. In any other reality this might give birth to the largest class-action lawsuit in history. Barring that, what change will we see brought about?

It’s doubtful they will want to fix anything until we feel the full affects from it. The Obama minions would cry ‘that is hypothetical like the death panels’. So when the naysayers of ObamaCare end up being right, who cares to point it out and correct the record? Think of all the people who were demonized for opposing ObamaCare.

PPACA: built on a mountain of lies that keeps on growing. Politicos always say “next election.” We’ve had 4 elections about this monstrosity but it’s gotten worse, not better.

Access denied: cancer care on chopping block

Nation’s elite cancer hospitals off-limits under Obamacare

By Associated Press – March 19, 2014 | NY Post

WASHINGTON — Cancer patients relieved that they can get insurance coverage because of the new health care law may be disappointed to learn that some of the nation’s best cancer hospitals are off-limits.

An Associated Press survey found examples coast to coast. Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is excluded by five out of eight insurers in Washington state’s insurance exchange. MD Anderson Cancer Center says it’s in less than half of the plans in the Houston area. Memorial Sloan-Kettering is included by two of nine insurers in New York City and has out-of-network agreements with two more.

Doctors and administrators say they’re concerned. So are some state insurance regulators.

“This is a marked deterioration of access to the premier cancer centers for people who are signing up for these plans,”  said Dan Mendelson, CEO market research firm Avalere Health.

More: http://nypost.com/2014/03/19/nations-elite-cancer-hospitals-off-limits-under-obamacare/

It is getting very interesting, as those three thousand pages start to speak.

Gruber confesses truth on Obamacare

Gotta love when truth goes viral

Let’s see, now we have intentional deception, what is that called again? Oh yea, lying.
We knew it, Gruber only confirms it. And Liberals all defend it.

Deception is the order of business and considered the process in Washington.

So: Yes, we had to torture the language to deceive people. Yes, we went to great lengths to be nontransparent. Don’t you people appreciate it? Face it, lack of transparency is a huge political advantage for the elite ruling class.

We’d rather have the law than any truth or transparency. Truth is the enemy. And no, we shouldn’t have to answer for it either…we got what we wanted. Now be happy about it and shut up. You are too stupid to understand.

And that was only the beginning of the law to get it off the ground.
Whatever it takes to get what they want.

July 2014 — Look at the way he lies. He’s Obamacare personified.

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Obamacare, the home edition

Some doctors wary of taking insurance exchange patients

Jayne O’Donnell, USA TODAY 10:34 a.m. EDT October 28, 2014 | USA Today

Now that many people finally have health insurance through the Affordable Care Act exchanges, some are running into a new problem: They can’t find a doctor who will take them as patients.

Because these exchange plans often have lower reimbursement rates, some doctors are limiting how many new patients they take with these policies, physician groups and other experts say.

“The exchanges have become very much like Medicaid,” says Andrew Kleinman, a plastic surgeon and president of the Medical Society of the State of New York. “Physicians who are in solo practices have to be careful to not take too many patients reimbursed at lower rates or they’re not going to be in business very long.”

More: USA Today

It’s all up to the physicians, is it? Sure, blame doctors. But if they were adding as many people as they claimed they were going to, how is this not predictable? Let’s see, more patients, same amount of doctors, reduced rates. But it was all upside, right?

Narrowing the networks. Like what doctors control the networks? Don’t we get it? Its all about limiting choice and availability to bring the cost down. The best part of this whole smokescreen is who to blame? The insurance company blames the doctors. Doctors can blame the networks for their payment rates and the fact that they can’t handle the patient load. Never mind those rate hikes, too. All this finger pointing and guess who is not on the front burner to blame?

They claimed to be adding 30 million more people, by command.I suppose next they could tell airlines they have to increase the number of passengers on planes. Voila!

The problems were predictable. Back in Hillarycare days, Democratic Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan said that “anyone who thinks [Hillarycare] can work in the real world as presently written isn’t living in it.” That seems where back to the future has brought us. Is it any wonder it is still plagued with problems? (even as many times as it has been rewritten) Ramble off.

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Nurse Ratchet, move over!

Nurse accused of killing 38 patients she found annoying

By Yoav Gonen and David K. Li | NY Post

October 13, 2014

Nurse Daniela Poggiali was arrested for allegedly killing up to 38 patients whom she found annoying.

Cops arrested a nurse in northeastern Italy in connection with the deaths of as many as 38 patients, whom she might have killed because she found them — or their relatives — annoying, officials said.

Police have the cellphone of Daniela Poggiali, 42, which included a photo she snapped a few months ago of her giving a thumbs up next to a patient who had died moments before, according to the Corriere di Bologna newspaper.

“I can assure you in that all my professional years of seeing shocking photos, there were few such as these,” prosecutor Alessandro Mancini said.

http://nypost.com/2014/10/13/nurse-busted-for-killing-up-to-38-patients-she-found-annoying/

I’m sure she will have no trouble being annoyed at the justice system. 38 people? Why can all that go on without someone looking at her before? She’s the grim reaper.

Then she was slipping heavy laxatives to patients to make it harder for the next shift. It’s chilling how long someone could get away with this. All the unfortunate people to cross her path. I guess we have to wait to see the creative defense for this one.

If Kathleen knew then….

Just a quote from the article

Sebelius Says She Would Have Delayed Obamacare Rollout

President Barack Obama’s top healthcare lieutenant told Congress Wednesday morning that she would have delayed the rollout of Obamacare if she had the information she has now. — Free Beacon

Translation: If I knew what a real failure it would be, sure I would have delayed it. Like Duh, people!

Now if voters had the information they have now, then Obama would not be in the WH and ObamaCare would be an urban legend….like they said death panels were.