The Obama Administration is Forcing Insurance Companies To Keep Quiet About Obamacare Problems

Tyler Durden's picture

Submitted by Michael Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,

Just when you think the Obama Administration can’t stoop any lower they immediately come in and surprise you. In this incredible clip from CNN, we learn that insurance company executives are being threatened with retribution if they publicly criticize the rollout of ObamaCare, or inform the public about some of the most pressing issues with the disastrous healthcare plan.

In the most powerful part of the clip, Robert Laszewski, the President of Health Policy and Strategy Associates, LLC claims that healthcare executives warned the Obama Administration about severe problems with the rollout ahead of time, and that they were completely ignored. Our government in an inept mafia. Nothing more, nothing less.

 

 

I highlighted some of the issues with the plan back in June of last year in the piece: Thoughts on Obamacare from a Surgeon and Friend.

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holdbuysell's picture

The most transparent administration ever launching the affordable care act.

The irony....

AlaricBalth's picture

Robert Laszewski. Thank you for speaking out against government intimidation tactics. It was nice knowing you. Please avoid my neighborhood while driving within the next few days. Wouldn't want any one here injured when your car blows up.

His name was Bob Laszewski...

Manthong's picture

So the insurance companies have been dumping the old pricing scheme for the windfall of higher priced renewals and new enrollments only to find that a whole lot of folks won’t go for the scam now even if and when they can fix the software.

Better for them to take the pipe now that to leech off the populace until the mechanics of the system fail and the state screws them over too by going single payer.

Fish Gone Bad's picture

Everything insurance-wise is going to get more expensive.  How can letting people who can't pay for insurance, get gold plated insurance with additional layers of bureaucracy going to be anything but cost everyone more?  Fuck me, there has never been a better time to be poor.

SafelyGraze's picture

the spawn of missus vanderbilt (left in video frame) looks so very concerned

 

GetZeeGold's picture

 

 

Flashing the hand signals to the insurance companies. Just a hint.....it does not mean "Go Texas"....

 

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Keyser's picture

Chicago politics at it's best... If you can't win their hearts and minds, just twist their arms until they cry uncle. 

 

dark pools of soros's picture

the Elite have so much money they can live 20,000 lifetimes and buy your whole town each day..  what else do they want?  Power forever..  so make everyone dependent slowly but surely..  into the quicksand go the sheeple

 

 

JLee2027's picture

As usual, the best way to combat Satanic demands is to refuse to support them in any way. No insurance, pay no taxes, Do not depend on the "them", speak out at every chance, and refuse to submit, no matter the cost.

Ghostdog's picture

Assuming he wants a recovery......

MachoMan's picture

Cheaper gas would cause the money supply to contract how?  At present, there is but one mechanism for deflation...  bankruptcy...  the concept of "cutting back" or paying down debt is a relic of a bygone era.

knukles's picture

Who the fuck is gonna sign up for this shit?
If I'm a person who wants insurance I stay with my carrier if I can.
If my carrier dumps me, I search about.
If I can't find something, I stay uninsured
I might just stay uninsured if dumped anyway.
If I never had insurance and or didn't want it, why not just pay the fine and be done with it.  Plus, many paying the fine already get an income credit tax refund thingamjigie.

Net net, whosoever thought this shit up is a fucking idiot.

The penalty, the onus falls squarely not upon employers, but the citizenry, employed and on permanent vacation (FSA)

Brilliant 
Fucking Brilliant.

There is noting but disincentives in the program.

If they were trying to fuck things up, they couldn't be doing a better job.  Meaning they're not trying to fuck it up or it wouldn't be this bad.

TheReplacement's picture

Whomever thought this up is brilliant.  How else could you get the people AND the insurance companies to go along with destroying the entire healthcare industry in order to bring about a single payer socialist system that provides lousy care and puts the insurance companies out of business?

Seriously, it is brilliant.

There, I fixed it for you.  I don't like it but that is the reality.

JLee2027's picture

The vast majority won't support it, so the single payer will never happen. It's not brilliant at all. It's an epic flop.

Doña K's picture

It is brilliant. O'Bummer will enforce single payer system by decree.

Since he is left handed, watch his right hand.

OpenThePodBayDoorHAL's picture

They need young healthy people in the pool for it to work (duh). But if I was young I would pay the penalty (cheaper than the premiums); pay for my own care (rarely needed); then if something bad happened sign up from the ambulance on my way to the hospital.

Luckily I live in Australia which still maintains a few shreds of a viable society.

JLee2027's picture

NO guns and permits for everything down under. You can't even repair your own toilet w/o permission. Good luck with that. I'll take the USA.

new game's picture

austies gave up a long time ago. ,gov hand replaced freedom.

thinking you are free when your not is a symtom of slavery. wake the fuk up down under...

SimMaker's picture

Your guns are useless if you dont have the balls to use them......while you all TALK like you are Rambo, the reality is you sit on your fat lazy ass as your country is stolen from under your noses.....you come on here bitching about Obama and the banks, while stuffing your faces with Twinkies as your gun sits in a box on the shelf. YOU DO NOTHING BUT MOAN AND CRY LIKE LITTLE BITCHES.

 

Look cowboy, if you dont use your gun now to save your country, what is the point in having it at all, to survive the coming civil war???...TOO LATE YOU LAZY ASSHOLE.......your gun will be taken off you by the FSA or Governent and your fat lazy ass will be arched in to a FEMA camp.....

 

You are living the American Dream......WAKE THE FUCK UP!

Chaos_Theory's picture

For all the fat statistics out there, America has a weird dualism where roughly a third are fatties and a third are near-olympic levels of being fit (go to a suburban or urban gym, go to some areas where everyone is a damn runner or biker).  So yes, the fatties will have a rough go of it in the scenario you just masterbated to.  However, folks like me (73 inches tall, 185 lbs, big in the shoulders/thighs and arms and thin in the middle) will be just fine.  The guns just add insurance. 

cowdiddly's picture

the survivors of the concentration camps were the ones who went in a little plump. the skinny runts did'nt last long. I think the term they used in the Soviet Gulags were "Goners" 

Jumbotron's picture

For all the fat statistics out there, America has a weird dualism where roughly a third are fatties and a third are near-olympic levels of being fit (go to a suburban or urban gym, go to some areas where everyone is a damn runner or biker).  So yes, the fatties will have a rough go of it in the scenario you just masterbated to.  However, folks like me (73 inches tall, 185 lbs, big in the shoulders/thighs and arms and thin in the middle) will be just fine.  The guns just add insurance.

Ever been shot at?  Ever been in combat.  Then your finely tuned body will be well muscled maggot meal in no time.  Not to mention.....when the shit hits the fan and the magic food trolly stops rolling......good luck replacing those calories it takes to be vain.

Save a bullet for yourself.

HoofHearted's picture

Sure, I won't use my guns. Come to my house and try to break in. Or as WB7 likes to put it, "Jump, fuckers."

But I'm a helluva lot smarter than you think. If I go into the local .gov offices and start shooting the place up, I take out several functionaries. And then some big army of thugs come and take me out. And the functionaries get replaced by other functionaries on the very next day. The only way we're going to take this country back is to work together. If thousands of us, hundreds of thousands of us, take our guns with us and are willing to use them....then we can affect some change against TPTB. Otherwise it is just a suicide mission. When we get a critical mass, and Obamacare and the attempt at gun control may just be the overreach we need for that, then things will happen. And it won't be pretty. But it won't be a suicide mission either.

So I'm a bitch lazy asshole. At least I'm not a non-thinking dumb ass like you.

Jumbotron's picture

Blah,Blah Blah.....BAM .....AAAHHHHHH   FUCK DAMN SHIT........HOLY FUCK I SHOT MY TOE OFF.......ARRRRRGHGGHH.

aardvarkk's picture

Okay, now I begin to understand some of the objections non-Americans have to our second amendment.  But rest assured, the vast majority of gun owners (and NRA members) have a much more even keel than your post.  We HAVE to.  Guns are not posting to a blog.  People can really get hurt.

But rest assured...if there is a time when the guns need to come out, they will.  We're not there yet and, God willing, we'll avoid it entirely.

Jumbotron's picture

Your guns are useless if you dont have the balls to use them......while you all TALK like you are Rambo, the reality is you sit on your fat lazy ass as your country is stolen from under your noses.....you come on here bitching about Obama and the banks, while stuffing your faces with Twinkies as your gun sits in a box on the shelf. YOU DO NOTHING BUT MOAN AND CRY LIKE LITTLE BITCHES.

 

Look cowboy, if you dont use your gun now to save your country, what is the point in having it at all, to survive the coming civil war???...TOO LATE YOU LAZY ASSHOLE.......your gun will be taken off you by the FSA or Governent and your fat lazy ass will be arched in to a FEMA camp.....

 

You are living the American Dream......WAKE THE FUCK UP!

 

I've been calling out these little Rambos for years.  Most of which have never had a bullet whizz by their head much less a hailstorm of them. 

But you're exactly right.  The Founding Fathers are absolutely ASHAMED of what we have become.....what slaves and serfs and cowards and liers we have become.  There is WAY more tyranny now than what sparked the Revolution.  If not now when?

And what defense do you have against an administration with 24/7 eyes and ears on you.....with the 3 billion round ammo stack and the para-miltary forces in each and every state called SWAT and SPECIAL RESPONSE FORCES.....not to mention National Guard and then regular military if it gets REALLY bad for Corp/Fed.

And that's the key as well to these fantasy Rambo-John McClane Die Hard types.  It's not JUST government.....it's just about EVERY corporation out there as well you'll have to do battle with.  Your servitude is their paycheck.  Mess with that and you WILL have every force known to man come after you because it has been and will alway be about money.  That's the only the thing worth dying and more importantly KILLING for.  Even if Corp. in Corp./Fed has to hire private snuff firms like Blackwater to do it.

Fuck you and your guns.  They and you are ABSOLUTELY WORTHLESS.  Boastful useless fucks.

 

 

DadzMad's picture

I'm sure the farmers who fought our first and only (so far) revolution never "had a bullet whizz by their head" either, but they sure did o.k. making the most powerful army in the world say "fuck it".  As weak as you think all of us are, crisis tends to bring out more heros than cowards.

I shoot USPSA with some SWAT guys.  Most can't hit the broad side of a barn; and while well muscled from doing their arm curls and bench presses, have shitty functional fitness.  When more than a handful of cops start doing power cleans, squats, deadlifts, and Crossift-style conditioning and improve their rapid fire accuracy, I'll start to worry.

Clark Bent's picture

Too bad the youth are unemployed and unemployable, competing with latin americans who get free college while the second class Americans are saddled with permanently unpayable student loan debt. So who is going to pay for this unaffordable care? Look for 250 million without health insurance before this is over. that should have some negative effects on our mortality rate as "developed" "nation." The muzzies won't have much left when they take over the carcass of this "superpower." 

czardas's picture

Saying lating americans get free college is like saying cubans get free health care.   It's a case where starting with crap does not yield compost but more crap.   Few will be without insurance because (as planned) they will end up signing on the gov. website for the expensive plans with massive supplements - all paid for by debt, of course. 

Dollar Bill Hiccup's picture

Effectively, you don't need insurance.

You really can sign up from your smart phone in the ambulance if anything happens.

Well, I mean, you could, if ANYONE could sign up, which for now, you can't really ... lol.

IDEOLOGY is brimming over on this one. It doesn't matter what happens or how you get there, it's the thought (or absence thereof) that counts ...

RaceToTheBottom's picture

Hmmm, good business opportunity.  You build an app that allows you to send the complete pre-filled out insurance application with one keystroke from your smart-phone....

Should be able to do that on your way to the Hospital..

rosiescenario's picture

....sounds like a real money making opportunity for a new iPhone app....."Sign Me Up NOW!!"

czardas's picture

Tell someone whose house just burned down (ours did 10 years ago), "You don't need insurance."   Or someone seriously injured in a car accident, or someone surviving a tornado or hurricane.  You don't buy insurance because you need it - you buy it because you MIGHT need it. It's all about risk - if you are certain you will never get sick, be a victim, have an accident or have bad weather then you are right, insurance is not needed. 

Abaco's picture

Don't pay the illegal "fine" (tax) either.  

Zymurguy's picture

If it was such a fucking great system, why can't Obamacare stand on it's own?  Why does it have to be a mandatory scenario supported by the threat of force?

It truly only helps a very small percentage of the public - and hurts the vast majority.  Tell me, where is all this money really going?

czardas's picture

I didn't realize that if your insurance is not with one of the right carriers you pay a penalty.  A friend (consultant) was sent a bill ($100) for not having the "right" kind of insurance.  You are absolutely correct - good ideas stand on their own and don't require massive force.

LostAtSea's picture

 

 

Robert Laszewski,

You are welcome in my neighborhood.  We shall not cower to their tactics

DoChenRollingBearing's picture

 

 

Neither I nor anyone I read even foresaw the SOFTWARE problems, but we did see BIG PROBLEMS, and these are yet to come...

Obama and Obamacare:

http://tinyurl.com/pha34tx    (2013)

http://tinyurl.com/8a3fe66    (2012)

HappyCamper's picture

These insurers are like the 1930s French.  They're throwing raw meat to the crocodiles in the hopes that they'll be eaten last.  Cowards.  They need to expose the threats and dictatorial actions of this administration for all to see, not hide under the bed like whimpering children.

They'll all be eaten alive soon because Obama's plan is for Obamacare to fail, where the obvious solution to his clusterfart will be to implement a single payer system that has no need for free-market insurance companies or health care professionals at all. 

Voilà, 100% government run health care, comrades.

WillyGroper's picture

"They'll all be eaten alive soon because Obama's plan is for Obamacare to fail, where the obvious solution to his clusterfart will be to implement a single payer system"

Know a couple of doc's saying just that.

shovelhead's picture

Just wait until single payer is here and the Dr.s and RN's have gone and your new surgeon is an affirmative action hire who's previous job was being a welfare mom for 20 yrs.

Obamacare will look like the good old days.

Clark Bent's picture

Lawyers representing employers providing health insurance knew it in April 2010. I am not one, but I attended a CLE then while they explained that the model of employer provided healthcare was doomed. Pretty obvious then as who would replace them. 

TheReplacement's picture

Well well someone gets it.  Careful on your commute tomorrow.

in4mayshun's picture

No kidding! Hope no one drives a Mercedes...

jekyll island's picture

The NSA doesn't care what you drive.

Keyser's picture

If you think the US medical system is fucked now, just wait until single-payer is implemented. There won't be a qualified doctor worth their salt that will sign up for this program. Yeah, the government will control health care, but without physicians to service the sick, it's all a big joke. 

Clark Bent's picture

Axelrod is having a good time using his media to ficus on a website and ignore the real problems. But it is nice to see the imbecile Obama exposed. That should put a dent in all the messianic fervor.