FACTS ARE STILL FACTS!
My friend Ron Jenkins sent me the following message and I have made some minor changes to reflect some personal feelings. I hope that all Americans will read this. This is a tragedy made by Congress to satisfy the Socialists of America. Our kids will be saddled with paying for this forever.
The C-Span Channel that broadcasts all those Congressional hearings are boring, but you should have been around to watch the Senate Finance Committee’s hearing last month on the Affordable Healthcare Act (AHA) Insurance Oversight.
Folks, you haven’t seen so many faces of misery since you watched Les Miserable’s for three and a half hours…and they were mostly supporters of the original bill. Senator Max Baucus, was one of them and the primary sponsor of ObamaCare, in the Senate!
Nancy Pelosi was right; you had to pass ObamaCare to find out what’s in it…and we are now learning what we were warned about. It’s an unworkable mess that is throwing millions of Americans off the health care rolls!
Information presented at the hearing reflect tens of thousands of American employers began throwing workers off their health care plans and opting to pay the much lower federal fine for not offering health care for their workers. Thousands more are even now converting their full time workers to part time workers by limiting working hours per week to less than 30, in compliance with Obama care rules.
Paul Ryan, Vice-Presidential candidate, predicted employers would do this? There is a stampede underway that will devastate the future for everyone.
We were warned that employer’s would move to save operating expenses by moving their entire work force into federal healthcare exchanges!
Now, these workers, who have lost their health care benefits, are busy trying to sign up for state health care exchanges. (There are internet sites available if your state has agreed to sign up to Obama care).
However, when these American workers, soon to be without employer provided health care, go to the Health Exchanges to sign up, they are finding they are not qualified! It seems that during the signup process, applicants are required to fill in various income and benefit data, which then flows over to IRS computers who then are to spit out what your premium costs will be and how much federal tax credits you’ll receive in order to receive subsidies to help you afford health care premiums that are as much as 30% more than you were paying under your employer’s plan!
Big Problem! The IRS is only allowing somewhere around 9% subsidy support for ObamaCare Health care Exchange premiums that are priced so much higher than the worker was paying under his employer plan!
There were warning’s that forcing working Americans to pay for the 30 million who pay nothing for their health care, under Medicaid, would drive the premiums of working Americans higher? Well, it’s now happening.
Second Big Problem! The IRS computers won’t communicate with the Health Care Exchange computers because the IRS computer system is old and obsolete! So when workers try to sign up for Obama care the IRS, and the Health Exchanges are telling applicants they can’t process their applications.
Fireworks really broke out at the Finance Committee hearings on Obama care. Senator Max Baucus, said, “how could this happen? I’m hearing from my constituents that they and their families have been left out in the cold and are without health care because the Exchanges are not accepting them!”. Quote from Senator Bill Nelson, (Dem), Florida “my constituents are not going to be happy to hear this administration failed to implement the necessary changes to accommodate health care applicants, someone has to pay for this!” Similar outrage was professed by Senator Ron Wyden (Dem) from Oregon.
The Program Director for the Health Care Affordability Act, was on hand to lend testimony. All he could seem to do was sympathize with the Democrats that are scared, saying that maybe the problems should be ironed out by the end of 2014, but was unable to offer solutions as to how that could be done.
Recently, a Harvard University economics professor came on CNBC to announced that, according to a federally financed study his group just completed, the Health and Human Services Secretary is going to be forced to come back to this same committee and request $700 billion dollars more be allocated to ObamaCare, just to pay for those automatically covered under current federal programs.
The Wall Street Journal reported that, in addition to the 30 million Americans not currently covered under ObamaCare, tens of millions more who will be left in the “no health care Twilight Zone”; those who were doing just fine with their employee health care plans before ObamaCare was implemented. Many of those who were working 40 hour weeks will find themselves deemed “part time employees” and made to work less than 30 hours per week and therefore, be unable to afford the AHA’s premiums, even if they could get through the application process.
The working poor, and the rapidly declining middle class will be out in the cold, without any health care, the Medicaid/Welfare recipients will have no worry; they should be covered by that $700 billion dollar budget increase Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services will be asking from Congress soon!
Let us hope that the Affordable Healthcare Act, i.e., ObamaCare, the “Flag Ship” of the Presidents 1st term, may be in serious trouble and heading for major amendment, if not repeal.
As we have not seen this reported on the major news programs, it appears the media moguls do not watch C-Span.