Thursday, April 28, 2016
Here is a reason to vote for Donald Trump.
Posted by TLCoston at 7:43 PM
What will be the end result of President Barack Obama’s legacy? If people were honest, they would admit his administration’s policies were doomed from the very beginning. Why is that? It is very simple, his policies are un-American.
That’s right, I said it!
Barack Obama is an un-American president and we are suffering for it. Nay! The whole world is suffering because the American people were blinded by political correctness and had to vote this buffoon into office, not just once, but twice!
Why are Obama’s policies un-American? I’ll tell you. He and his ilk believe in a top-down, centralized government. To them, Washington D.C. is Main Street. They believe the federal government is the country. That authoritarian mindset is contrary to our Constitution and the principles for which we are founded. One only has to look to Obamacare to witness the abject failure of a progressive fairytale turned into a Grimm horror story. Here is an excerpt from Marc Theissan’s op-ed summarizing this nightmare:
The law was passed over the objections of a majority of Americans, it is still opposed by a majority of Americans — and their opposition has been vindicated. Last week, UnitedHealth Group announced that, after estimated losses of more than $1 billion for 2015 and 2016 under Obamacare, the company was pulling out of most of its ill-fated exchanges.
In fact, commercial insurers across the country are hemorrhaging money on Obamacare at alarming rates. Health Care Service Corp. (which owns Blue Cross and Blue Shield affiliates in Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas) has lost “well north of $2 billion” in its first two years — twice as much as UnitedHealth. Highmark, the nation’s fourth-largest Blue Cross plan,lost nearly $600 million in 2015. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina has projected it will lose more than $400 million in the first two years, and the company has said it may leave the exchanges entirely next year.
The president promised these insurers taxpayer bailouts if they lost money, but Congress in its wisdom passed legislation barring the use of taxpayer dollars to prop up the insurers. Without the bailouts, commercial insurers are being forced to eat their losses — while more than half of the Obamacare nonprofit insurance cooperatives created under the law failed.
Obamacare is just one of many failures, but it’s a catastrophic failure equaled only to his Mid-East policies which unleashed an Islamic terror that has the potential to fell Western Civilization. But you can damn well bet academia and the media will spin this man’s presidency into a godsend just like they did with Woodrow Wilson and FDR; two presidents who had as much contempt for the U.S. Constitution as the Anointed One.
Posted by TLCoston at 4:04 PM
Sunday, April 24, 2016
Americans have read or experienced a myriad of healthcare horror stories since the implementation of Obamacare. It is obvious that there is a correlation between higher cost and government mandates and regulations. This is basic economics. Common sense should dictate when a customer/patient takes an active role in the cost/benefit analysis when conferring with his doctor, health care cost are reduced. This shouldn't be a surprise.
The Boston Globe published an article detailing one woman’s frustration that led to an epiphany. Here is an excerpt:
When Americans rely on a third party — private insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid — to pay most of their medical bills, they forfeit their power as consumers. Our ill-conceived system of subsidized health plans provided by employers and taxpayer-funded “free” treatment through the government ends up stripping patients of their economic clout. Doctors and hospitals have little incentive to compete by lowering prices, because patients rarely bother to ask about prices. By and large, health care providers in the United States do most of their negotiating with insurers or the government. After all, they’re the ones paying the piper.
It’s only when medical services reimbursed by a third party — think of Lasik eye surgery or veterinary care or the growing number of direct-pay “concierge” practices that don’t accept health insurance — that the consumer is king. When providers are paid directly by customers, transactions are transparent, prices fall, choices proliferate, and consumer convenience becomes a priority. Bills reflect actual prices, not inscrutable codes and deductibles and “adjustments” negotiated way over patients’ heads.
Is it possible that liberals are waking up to this fraud? They should. We’ve only being carping about this for years.
How many times have North Carolinians been told that we are a bunch of heartless S.O.Bs for not expanding welfare benefits? Just open up your local Observer rag and you’ll be bombarded with liberal propaganda extolling the virtues of government dependency.
The Cato Institute published a report ranking the biggest welfare states in the Union. North Carolina came in #27 with pre-tax annual income equivalent to $25,700 and an hourly wage equivalent to $12.38. Mind you, North Carolina is the highest among all southern states. Keep that in mind when confronted by a transplanted teat squawking libtard.