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… A Job Well Done [#Rich Weinstein]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,January 8th,2017

.. @phillyrich1 ..

.. you folks should get to know this guy ..

.. he pulled off one dandy of a feet . Not only that , but he may well have put an added stake in ObamaCrapCare ..

.. [h/t — Twitchy.com]..
.. [link] to the blog news // tweets ..

.. the series of tweets that Twitchy has gathered carries most , if not all , of Gruber ‘ s video stoopidities … and Weinstein is responsible for finding the original one !! …

.. Professor Gruber is going to enjoy testifying before Congress and a number of state legislatures in the new year . He will not like it one bit . Tough cookies for him …

.. great job , @phillyrich1 !! …

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… Why Rich Weinstein Did what He Did ?!?! [#Gruber exposed]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,July 28th,2016

.. @phillyrich 1 … he is an independent investment adviser ..

.. the ” essential benefits package ” feature of ObamaCrapCare required the health insurance that he carried on himself [and , presumably , on his family] to be canceled … Ouch ! ..

.. [h/t — Twitchy.com]..
.. [link] to the tweets // blog posts ..

.. the ObamaCrapCare E.B.P. that he wanted to get [that he could afford] cost twice as much as he paid before …

.. twice …

.. Weinstein is a small businessman , and presumably may well employ one or two people . He is responsible for his own health coverage , plus that of anyone he may well employ . Especially if he is a sole proprietor …

.. even more so are the deductibles under the ObamaCrapCare plans [Platinum,Gold,Silver, and Bronze]… the co – pays are not bad , but the deductibles [before coverage kicks in] are a real killer , financially , for most anyone …

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… She Will Not Be the Only One [ObamaCrapCare penalty]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,March 18th,2014

.. this Illinois woman (name of Delilah Nelson) had to make a tough choice ….

.. she does want health insurance . However , the premium costs of ObamaCrapCare are waaaaay off the charts . The health insurance premiums are bad enough . Then , you add in the deductibles …. Wow !! …

.. she is making the choice … she will pay the ObamaCrapCare penalty , rather than pay the exorbitant premiums , much less the deductible …

.. [h/t — WashingtonFreeBeacon]..
.. [link] to the news report …

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… An Oklahoma Tragedy [ObamaCrapCare related] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,March 18th,2014

.. this couple ‘ s story is really sad .

.. the man just got out of the hospital . He has been healthy all of his adult life . He came down with the unfortunate timing to get really , really sick at the same time he loses his health insurance coverage (under his wife ‘ s employer ‘ s health insurance plan) due to the rules and requirements of ObamaCrapCare ….

.. Now , they are stuck with medical bills of over $100 k due to the episode . They still cannot afford health insurance , and due to her job , as well as his business as a self – employed construction contractor , they earn too much to be considered for Medicaid …

.. [h/t — theRightScoop]..
.. [link] to the news report …

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… Why is ObamaCrapCare unafffordable …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,March 17th,2014

.. this is taking a riff from an article a friend of mine wrote on TAS on Monday . His name is David Catron …

.. [h/t — theAmerican Spectator]..
.. [link] to the aritlce …

.. why do i think that this stinker [ObamaCrapCare] is unaffordable :

[-] lack of tort reform — doctors et al will do a great deal of defensive medicine in order to cover their backsides . It becomes even more prevalent with specialists , where  the liability for medical malpractice has been pushed into the stratosphere .

[-] The legal system has become far too lenient with lawsuits and legal actions , just for lawyers to force a settlement . Those legal actions are most of  the time frivilous and unnecessary , driving up the costs for all of us …

[-] the Essential Benefits package — mandates were bad enough in the old days as  it was . The system could  have been adjusted for things like banning preexisting conditions without causing such a mess ….. But nooooooo . Now we have mandates upon mandates squared , with all of these unnecessary ” essential benefits . ” You only need to mandate a few basic ones , really simply , without causing such a mess , and jacking the costs up into the stratosphere …

[-]  guaranteed issue — this stinker allows people to game the system . They canwait  to get insurance until they get sick , then they know that they can get it no matter what the circumstances . This turns the economics and finances of traditional insurance , much less health insurance , inside out . The insurance system cannot withstand this game – playing …

[-] community rating — this one changes the cost curve into a politically correct one . Like with guaranteed issue , it turns the economics and finances of insurance inside out . Women and men ,  young and old do different things for different reasons . Community rating brings one part of the cost curve down , and  the other one too far up ; Ergo , it gets flattened . There are better ways to cover this than a P.C. cost curve , folks …

[-] penalties are too low — it is a similar problem for the individual mandate as it is for the employer mandate . The penalties for non – compliance are far too low . Given also the sky  – high insurance premiums with O.C.C. , it will accelerate the trend of people paying the penalty , and businesses dumping their employees onto the exchanges , instead of providiing health insurance …

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… Wow ! KY Woman Confronts B.H.O. About Losing Her Plan & Her Son’s Doctor Due to ObamaCrapCare (Video) …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,February 5th,2014

This was brutal.
During a Friday Google+ Q&A session broadcast on YouTube, President Barack Obama was confronted by a Kentucky mother who says she lost her health care plan and her son’s medical specialist due to Obamacare.

“I’m probably not the only one whose had really a panicked experience lately trying to figure out if my 10-year-old son can continue with his specialist or not. I know that I can’t keep my plan — which I liked — but as I’m trying to figure out what to do going forward, I’ve spent weeks with days on the phone getting confidently delivered wrong answers, conflicting information.”

Obama did not have any explanation for the complete horror he’s put this woman through.

.. see the video here [link] …

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… the Holy Father responds [to Univ of Notre Dame] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,February 3rd,2014

.. the University of Notre Dame is currently having its annual trustees meeting … at the Vatican , of all places …

.. Pope Francis (yes , the Holy Father , himself) spoke to the trustees …

.. how would I put it … His Holiness put it , ” It is time to step up , folks . ”

.. the Holy Father did put it differently . Yes , I know that . However , I put it in a way that was K.I.S.S. , keep it simple and specific . Popes are like many religious leaders , they tend to get long winded and wordy …

.. [h/t — CNSnews]

.. [link] to the news piece …

(CNSNews.com) – Pope Francis on Thursday told the president and trustees of the University of Notre Dame–which  is suing the Obama administration for mandating that its health  insurance plans cover sterilizations, contraceptives and  abortion-inducing drugs–that Notre Dame should defend the freedom of  the Catholic Church.

The Catholic Church teaches that sterilization, artificial contraception and abortion are intrinsically immoral.

“The vision which guided Father Edward Sorin and the first religious  of the Congregation of Holy Cross in establishing the University of  Notre Dame du Lac remains, in the changed circumstances of the  twenty-first century, central to the university’s distinctive identity  and its service to the Church and American society,” the pope told the delegation from Notre Dame, which visited with him at the Vatican.

“Essential in this regard is the uncompromising witness of Catholic  universities to the Church’s moral teaching, and the defense of her  freedom, precisely in and through her institutions, to uphold that  teaching as authoritatively proclaimed by the magisterium of her  pastors,” said the pope, according to a transcript published by the Vatican.

“It is my hope that the University of Notre Dame will continue to  offer unambiguous testimony to this aspect of its foundational Catholic  identity, especially in the face of efforts, from whatever quarter, to  dilute that indispensable witness,” he said. “And this is important: its  identity, as it was intended from the beginning. To defend it, to  preserve it and to advance it!”

Prof. Carter Snead of Notre  Dame  Law School saw the pope’s words as encouraging the university in  its court battle against the Obama administration’s efforts to restrict  the freedom of religion.

“The Holy Father’s words strike me as  a timely and profound encouragement to Notre Dame in its continuing  efforts to defend its religious liberty in court,” Prof. Snead told  CNSNews.com.

They “are a powerful reminder to all of us who love and work for  Notre Dame that we have the duty to preserve and expand the university’s  witness to the truths affirmed and proclaimed by the Church,” he said.

“As Pope Francis observes, this witness requires the freedom to  organize and conduct the work of the university in a manner that  reflects these truths,” said Snead. “It seems to me that the dangerous  effort to ‘dilute that indispensable witness’ is the HHS  contraceptive/abortifacient mandate.”

On May 21, 2012 Notre Dame filed suit against the regulation that the  Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius issued under the  Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that requires almost all  health insurance plans to cover sterilization, contraceptive and  abortion-inducing drugs. A federal judge initially dismissed the lawsuit  in December 2012, arguing that Notre Dame lacked standing at the time  to bring the suit. The university filed suit again in December 2013.

Although some other organizations that are suing to stop the  sterilization-contraception-abortifacient mandate have been granted  injunctions against enforcement of it while their complaints work their  way through the courts, a panel of judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals  for the Seventh Circuit on December 31, 2013 denied Notre Dame’s  emergency motion for a stay.

After that action by court, Notre Dame continued to press its  lawsuit, but began to comply with the federal regulation that required  it to notify the third-party administration of its self-insurance plan  that the administrator would be providing the disputed coverage.

“Having been denied a stay, Notre Dame is advising employees that  pursuant to the Affordable Care Act, our third party administrator is  required to notify plan participants of coverage provided under its  contraceptives payment program,” said Paul Browne, Notre Dame’s vice  president for public affairs and communications, according to WNDU.  “As part of an ongoing legal action, however, the program may be  terminated once the university’s lawsuit on religious liberty grounds  against the HHS mandate has worked its way through the courts.”

A professor of history at Notre Dame, Holy Cross Father Bill  Miscamble told the National Catholic Register that he was disappointed  “with the tepid way in which Notre Dame has acquiesced with the  Obamacare provisions and authorized its health-insurance administrator  to implement the HHS mandate.”

Gerard Bradley, a professor at the Notre Dame School of Law, wrote in a post on National  Review’s Bench Memos, “The reasons for [violating the ACA contraception  mandate] would be, as Notre Dame asserted in its formal complaint in  the local federal court, that so ‘triggering’ the coverage would be  tantamount to facilitating abortions in violation of the university’s  Catholic beliefs.”

Under the Obamacare regulation, the university says in its lawsuit,  “Notre Dame must provide, or facilitate the provision of,  abortion-inducing drugs, sterilization, and contraceptive services to  its employees in violation of the centuries’ old teachings of the  Catholic Church.”

“If the government can force religious institutions to violate their  beliefs in such a manner, there is no apparent limit to the Government’s  power,” says the Notre Dame lawsuit. “Such an oppression of religious  freedom violates Notre Dame’s clearly established constitutional and  statutory rights.”

… LEC here again — It is time to step up , folks . Get to it , and uphold your moral standards ! …

 

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