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Top U.S. Hospitals Are Opting Out Of Obamacare

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Submitted by Michael Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg

Top U.S. Hospitals Are Opting Out Of Obamacare

In the off chance you are actually able to access the website and successfully sign up for the epic disaster that is Obamacare, you might be a bit surprised about your options when you actually encounter a medical issue. Every American that is even considering signing up for this nightmare needs to be aware of the disturbing fact that many of the top hospitals in the nation will not be accepting Obamacare related insurance plans. Even worse, in many cases it is virtually impossible to find out which doctors and hospitals are on your plan.

One of the most egregious examples of failure is the following:

Seattle Children’s Hospital ranks No. 11 on the U.S. News & World Report best pediatric hospital list. When Obamacare rolled out, the hospital found itself with just two out of seven insurance companies on Washington’s exchange.

Seattle Children’s is the only pediatric hospital in King County, and offers keys services, such as cancer care, which are not available anywhere else in the region. So if you sign up for Obamacare, good luck surviving. Fortunately, that represents only about six people at the moment.

More from U.S. News:

Americans who sign up for Obamacare will be getting a big surprise if they expect to access premium health care that may have been previously covered under their personal policies. Most of the top hospitals will accept insurance from just one or two companies operating under Obamacare. looked at the top 18 hospitals nationwide as ranked by U.S. News and World Report for 2013-2014. We contacted each hospital to determine their contracts and talked to several insurance companies, as well.

The result of our investigation: Many top hospitals are simply opting out of Obamacare.

Chances are the individual plan you purchased outside Obamacare would allow you to go to these facilities. For example, fourth-ranked Cleveland Clinic accepts dozens of insurance plans if you buy one on your own. But go through Obamacare and you have just one choice: Medical Mutual of Ohio.

Consumers, too, will struggle with the new system. Many exchanges don’t even list the insurance companies on their web sites. Some that do, like California, don’t provide names of doctors or hospitals.

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Fri, 11/01/2013 - 19:28 | Link to Comment Yen Cross
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 Long concierge care.

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 19:34 | Link to Comment Tenshin Headache
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Long medical cruises.

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 19:36 | Link to Comment krispkritter
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Long waits for critical care.

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 19:43 | Link to Comment JLee2027
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Long multiple trips to Thailand for medical needs.

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 19:57 | Link to Comment Running On Bing...
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Long closer trips to Cuba to visit the Church of Bingo Fuel.

[unfortunate, but I caught a case of broken leg(or whatever) while traveling and had to see a doctor]

G. Members and staff of U.S. religious organizations

Pursuant to § 515.566(a) of the Regulations, members and staff of U.S. religious
organizations are authorized to engage in Cuba travel-related transactions and
such additional transactions as are directly incident to religious activities in
Cuba under the auspices of the organization. Travel-related transactions must be
for the purpose of engaging in a full-time program of religious activities while
in Cuba.

All individuals traveling pursuant to § 515.566(a) must carry a letter on
official letterhead, signed by a designated representative of the religious
organization, confirming that they are members or staff of the organization and
traveling to Cuba to engage in religious activities under the auspices of the

Please see part III(B) of this brochure for information on specific licenses for
persons participating in religious activities not covered by a general license.

Can I get an Amen brother?

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 20:14 | Link to Comment HardlyZero
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Mexico is within walking distance.  Bet lots of US doctors will 'retire' and move to Mexico.  Healthare ooo on a Mexican radio.

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 20:19 | Link to Comment Running On Bing...
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That would be a worthwhile endeavor for Angie's List and others to undertake.


Fri, 11/01/2013 - 20:28 | Link to Comment CrazyCooter
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My wife is in Vietnam right now getting a ton of dental work done. Root canal was 75 bucks. Removing wisdom teeth was 50 bucks.

Given she needed to have four teeth removed and a crown, we saved a boat load even at 1.5k for airfare.

Oh, and we can submit claims to our insurance for our costs. I am going to call them on Monday and get a walk through on the paperwork so we get it right the first time. :-)



Fri, 11/01/2013 - 20:37 | Link to Comment Running On Bing...
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I was thinking about opting out, not paying like Rush described here:

But then when I need insurance for a good doctor I would quickly sign up for ACA on their website, of course preexisting is covered. Go through the medical treatments, whatever. Then stop paying again and go back to the Rush alternative.

lol. Project Mayhem style.


Fri, 11/01/2013 - 21:48 | Link to Comment knukles
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Fri, 11/01/2013 - 21:59 | Link to Comment Yen Cross
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 Be truthful knuks

Sat, 11/02/2013 - 08:58 | Link to Comment Big Slick
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Long Dictatorial takeover of the healthcare system under executive order and martial law.



Fri, 11/01/2013 - 23:21 | Link to Comment Himins
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Sat, 11/02/2013 - 08:41 | Link to Comment Headbanger
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I hope all you Obama supporters enjoy losing your doctors and now the nice hospital you thought you could count on to help you.

Sat, 11/02/2013 - 09:49 | Link to Comment MichiganMilitiaMan
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I also hope they enjoy paying higher premiums for smoking and being obese, because the progessive, utopian healthcare program will include these items very soon, of coarse for the compasionate cause of limiting evil healthcare expenditures.

Sat, 11/02/2013 - 04:49 | Link to Comment Lost My Shorts
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Obamacare uses the "open enrollment" system (just like nearly every company-sponsored insurance with options).  You can't just sign up any time.  There is a six week window per year (or something like that).  So if you get cancer at the right time, bingo, you win.  But if you get it six months before the next open enrollment window, no such luck.

On the plus side, if you listen to Rushbaugh for information about the world, you are safe from brain cancer.

Sat, 11/02/2013 - 09:23 | Link to Comment fxrxexexdxoxmx
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Obama care is just like every other for profit insurance company right? Except if your a "D" voter or even better a "D" politician your costs will be payed by all those evil "R" types.

Really? Bet you think that if you do not pay phone bill some guys with SWAT gear will storm your house, kill your children, then take everything you own. The IRS will do this to those who do not wish to pay for some other persons sex change or abortion which is what Obama Care is really all about


Sat, 11/02/2013 - 06:45 | Link to Comment doctor10
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"I would quickly sign up for ACA on their website,"


Get back to us about exactly how that works out!!Especially about that "quick" part. LOL!!!!

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 21:03 | Link to Comment papaswamp
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Many will head for CostaRica or Chile.

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 22:04 | Link to Comment au_bayitch
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HardlyZero, I wish I was in Tijuana eating bar-b-qued iguana.

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 21:28 | Link to Comment Stoploss
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Long Blondes.

Sat, 11/02/2013 - 13:48 | Link to Comment Miffed Microbio...
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Hard to do medical tourism when you're having acute chest pain. Long caskets on planes?


Fri, 11/01/2013 - 23:58 | Link to Comment RafterManFMJ
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I bees singin up fo dis Oblamo care and als I gotz was dis t shit n sheet!

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 20:45 | Link to Comment Leonardo Fibonacci2
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This is Kenyan health care with the compliments of Obummer

Sat, 11/02/2013 - 06:40 | Link to Comment doctor10
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Nobody with even 1/2 a brain has long ago recognized thta "ObamaCare" has NOTHING to do with health care.

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 19:30 | Link to Comment Strider52
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What a complete clusterf*ck the ACA is turning out to be.

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 20:01 | Link to Comment Trimmed Hedge
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Working as planned, mi amigo...

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 20:16 | Link to Comment Everybodys All ...
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Obama lied and your health care died.

Sat, 11/02/2013 - 00:01 | Link to Comment RafterManFMJ
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Every time I watch the TV or a movie, a random negro improves things and then mates with a blonde.

I cannot imagine how Oblamo care is so messed up? Be I be lied too an shit?

Sat, 11/02/2013 - 01:24 | Link to Comment Freddie
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Consider pulling the plug on TV and Hollywood.  I did a long time ago.

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 20:34 | Link to Comment NoDebt
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Strider, I don't want you to take this personally (because it is not meant as a personal attack), but your post is embematic of a bigger problem.  If you are just now figuring this out, you're dangerously close to being part of the problem.  Anyone with 2 brain cells still talking to eachother could tell you what was going to happen with Obamacare LONG before this point.

Now that you've realized "Houston, we have a problem" with Obamacare, it's too late.  It is LAW now.  And I don't mean who-gives-a-crap stuff like the 4th Ammendment, 2nd Ammendment, or really anything written in the constitution.  I mean REAL laws that people in power care about- like the ACA.  Laws that give government MORE power, not less.


Goddammit, we're losing the whole fucking Constitution to the exact same forces it was written to defend us against (you and me PERSONALLY) in the first place.  On the current trajectory, the 21st century will be regarded as the greatest rise in state-controled power ever, in the history of mankind.  In the US and in any country remotely resembling a "democracy" across the globe.  And not one fucking shot will be fired.

This is, was and always will be a CONTROL game as long as human beings exist.  Fall asleep at the switch and somebody else wins while you lose.  The price of liberty is eternal vigilance.  And we have not been vigilant for quite some time.  DO NOT be surprised that these are the results of that inaction.

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 20:45 | Link to Comment Yen Cross
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 @ NoDebt

   I apologize for being "rude" to you last weekend. 

    You're Canadian so I forgive you. I wish OTOOL would open the Keystone Pipeline.

  I understand China wants to open western ports.  DEBATE ME

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 20:59 | Link to Comment Arius
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"You're Canadian so I forgive you."

you are forgiven if you are amerkan ... otherwise, no, you should know better!



smart ass coach potatp

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 22:03 | Link to Comment Yen Cross
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 This usd/cad chart? It's (3) times rejected? Just above 1.04000

 UPdate in progress Junkster/ I can't load the chart yet (ASS CLOWN)

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 21:10 | Link to Comment NoDebt
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Don't give it a second thought.  I have thick skin and broad shoulders.  I can hack it.  

......Mostly because I'm an American, not a Canadian!  Seriously, I live about midway between Philadelphia, PA and Wilmington, DE, born in Wimington.  I have a REAL birth certificate, too, unlike our current White House occupant.

I would not presume to debate you about the Keystone pipeline, western access to Canadian oil or anthing remotely attached to that whole subject.  We screwed it all up, thanks to our man-child president who has no idea what he's doing on the international stage.  For at least the next 3 years, we will continue to screw it up.  You can take that to the bank.

When real Americans fuck something up, they just admit they fucked it up and try to fix it from there forward.  It's how we mess with people's heads outside the US.  Nobody ever expects anyone else to admit a mistake.  We used to be pretty good at this, but not any more.  Now we just crawl inside our little bubble and pretend everything is just fine. 

There's a few good ones still awake and fighting, but we're in the extreme minority, losing big and losing fast.  Expect nothing good to come out of the US for the forseeable future.

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 21:18 | Link to Comment Arius
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he is still OUR President and the majority of american people voted him in office.  please have some respect for the opinion of the majority even if you might not have for individuals ... at least thats how it looks from your post.  correct me if i am wrong ... i am trying to read between the leafes

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 21:23 | Link to Comment Sam Clemons
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Majority = Mob rule.  When the majority of people are dumbasses, democracy is a failure.  See Greece.  

Sat, 11/02/2013 - 13:09 | Link to Comment MichiganMilitiaMan
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A majority Did Not vote for Obama.  Only a majority of those who voted, voted for Obama.  Approximately 65 million people out of approximately 320 million Americans voted for Obama.

What we are actually experiencing is apathy by a majority that allows tyranny by the minority.  We outnumber them.  Besides, America was not constituted as a democracy, we were constituted as a representative republic but the controls but in place to control true democracy (mob rule) and tyranny have been usurped.

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 22:14 | Link to Comment NoDebt
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Arius, I have a great deal of respect for the opinion of the majority.  And if you trust in that you need to recognize that there was NEVER a majority of Americans that supported Obamacare.  Not 4 years ago, not 2 years ago and certainly not now.  It was passed against the will of the majority, despite the popularity of our current president both then and now.  

One of the little pitfalls of living in a representative republic, not a pure democracy.  Allegedly, a Constitutional Republic, but that's been circumvented, too, as all systems can be circumvented by corruption and stupidity.

If we can agree on one thing, let's agree on this:  we fucked up.  Somehow, someway, despite all "systemic" protections, despite all checks and balances, we still arrived at the wrong place.  A bad place.  A place that harms a lot of people for the benefit of a few.  

The correct response from here forward is NOT to try to justify, deny or cover up our failure, but shout it out for everyone to hear:  THIS WAS A MISTAKE.  WE OWN THIS MISTAKE.  WE FUCKED UP.  DO NOT DO THIS OR YOU'LL END UP IN THE SAME PLACE.

Failure is not fatal.  Once failure is admitted, it is no longer a burden.  Recovery becomes possible.  When the hell did we, as Americans, become so damned afraid of failure?  We've gotten our asses kicked innumerable times and recovered stronger for the experience.  Why is now so different?  When the hell did we get so fucking fragile?  

Sat, 11/02/2013 - 10:52 | Link to Comment moneybots
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"If we can agree on one thing, let's agree on this:  we fucked up.  Somehow, someway, despite all "systemic" protections, despite all checks and balances, we still arrived at the wrong place"


What checks and balances, systemic protections?  Glass Steagall was DISMANTLED by those who wanted to let the foxes into the chicken coop for a big feast.

The resulting guaranteed crash, brought Obama and big majority democrat congress into office so they could do this.

It was the republicans who pushed the Patriot Act.  The very people who claim to love freedom, set us up to lose it.

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 23:13 | Link to Comment Nick Jihad
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"majority of Americans voted him in"?  I call bullshit. Roughly 20% of americans cast a vote for O'Bama.

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 23:21 | Link to Comment yogibear
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 "he is still OUR President and the majority of american people voted him in office.  "

I didn't vote for the Chicago clown. When Putin look a lot more presidential than our Head hip-hop leader you know the country is in trouble.

Sat, 11/02/2013 - 02:48 | Link to Comment SunRise
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Only follow a president when he follows the Constitution - That's his job!  IMPEACH!

Sat, 11/02/2013 - 00:02 | Link to Comment RafterManFMJ
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To be honest I did NOT vote for him, I wrote in Stalin; I'm ready to get this party started.

Sat, 11/02/2013 - 08:18 | Link to Comment GetZeeGold
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Obama thinks he's smarter than Stalin or Mao.


He thought he could actually pull this off without mass murder of the population. It doesn't seem to be going all that smoothly.


We seem to be seeing a little push back here. Enjoy your junk ride straight into hell Arius.

Sat, 11/02/2013 - 01:59 | Link to Comment Gold Eyed Cat
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"he is still OUR President and the majority of american people voted him in office.  please have some respect...."

Arius, screw you, your jackwagon pResident, and your idiotic belief that the elections were real.  Seriously, screw you.  Respect my sweet ass.

Sat, 11/02/2013 - 05:16 | Link to Comment Urban Redneck
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You can't actually be that Stupid. The opinion of the majority is irrelevant. In theory, Individuals have rights and the States enforce the laws of the People. In the absence of rule of law and the protection of minority rights- you have Totalitarianism or Anarchy, which is actually an interesting debate right now.

The 2,000 pages of the ACA are a federal law no more worthy of respect or enforcement than DOMA. The 30,000 pages of federal ACA regulations no more worthy of respect or enforcement than those that prohibit the production, distribution, and use of marijuana.

Only an animal believes that all laws are equal but some laws are more equal than others.

Sat, 11/02/2013 - 05:42 | Link to Comment artless
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sarc was on, right?

Sorry buddy but he's not my president. And the "majority" (otherwise known as 'mob" or The Free Shit Army) can collectively go fuck themselves for they are the ones that for generations now have fucked this country up so completely that it is but a shell of what it once was.

And now my genaration and our children and grandchildren (and probably their children as well) get to pay for it all and clean up the mess while the people that fuct it all up get a free ride until they are food for worms.

Fuck you, fuck them, and fuck every last asshole stupid enough to worship at the alter of "the majority". You are a cancer on society.

Sat, 11/02/2013 - 10:37 | Link to Comment Truthtellers
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Just for clarification, when you refer to the "Free shit army", are you reffering to General Motors, Countrywide, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, Boeing, Lockheed, General Electric, Hospitals, Insurance Companies, Pharma Companies, Exxon, BP, RBS, fqarmers etc on and on

- or-

The poor person that gets $130 a month in food stamps??


I just want to make sure we are talking about the segment thats actually a prolem.

Sat, 11/02/2013 - 12:26 | Link to Comment Wyatt Junker
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Let's clarify then.  The FreeShitArmy Obama who bailed out GM's pension and the UAW, not the physical automotovie company.  Or bailed out Cuntrywide or the idiots who were redlined into a free house by Washington, again, not mortgage underwriters, but FreeShitArmy.  Goldman Sachs is just a hedge fund.  Who gives a shit.  Bank of America besides being a holding company for paychecks, is a mortgage underwriter, same shit there.  Boeing at least makes something.  Lockheed makes something.  GE makes a lot of shit.  Insurance companies makes a product for scared people.  Pharmas make cool drugs.  Exxon and BP make cool ass shit that I like to use.  etc. etc.

FreeShitArmy who gets $800/mo. (or  more) plus all the other shit depending on how many hoodrats are in the house makes exactly what besides future prison inmates and Obama voter clients?

I just want to make sure we are talking about the segment that's actually the problem, asshole.

Sat, 11/02/2013 - 07:19 | Link to Comment Bubba Schwartz
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Arius, the simple TRUTH is that the majority of voting age Americans did NOT vote for Obama.  They voted for another candidate or STAYED HOME. 

What O'bummer did get was a majority of the electoral votes.  You know, the electoral college...that antiquated sytem our founders built into the Constitution as one last firewall againt the will of the masses electing someone completely corrupt. 

Democracy IS indeed mob rule and let's hope we never have a true democracy.  But your good friend George Soros is busy tinkering with the system by funding groups who promote the direct election of the, I am sure we will get what he wants soon.

Can't wait to be ruled by the mob.....NOT!

Sat, 11/02/2013 - 11:06 | Link to Comment moneybots
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"What O'bummer did get was a majority of the electoral votes.  You know, the electoral college...that antiquated sytem our founders built into the Constitution as one last firewall againt the will of the masses electing someone completely corrupt."


He also got a majority of those who voted.  With the economic crash in 2008 and old man McCain, the heir apparent to run for the republicans, Obama was a shoe in.  People didn't vote for Hoover in 1932.

Had the republicans put up a better candidate in 2012, Obama could have lost, considering the economy.  Romney even seemed to be slightly ahead, when Superstorm Sandy seemed to change the ballgame, shifting the momentum back to Obama for good.

Sat, 11/02/2013 - 09:20 | Link to Comment Abaco
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How do you know how many people voted for Obama? There are very few polling places left where the reported results have any auditable trail. Electronic voting means you go in, touch the screen a bunch of times, and later are told how you and your neighbors voted. If you think the results are BS it is NOT POSSIBLE for anyone to audit them and prove that yes, there were 1000 votes cast and 501 were for Obama and 499 were for the douche.

There are no elections anymore in America!

Sat, 11/02/2013 - 12:34 | Link to Comment Wyatt Junker
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Back in the day, a majority of folks believed in legalized slavery.  Respect the massa's bull whip, bitch.  

And Palsimians respect Hamas, a majority vote, who believe in blowing up old ladies in busses and pizzerias, while the splodeybot gets to endlessly pork virgins.  

BTW, i'm correcting you if you're wrong, since you asked.


Fri, 11/01/2013 - 21:31 | Link to Comment new game
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as your handle says: step one. 2 is non-compliance to fuk with the system w/o arrest.

be smart. no unnec stuff. minmalize at modern existance. no FB ect. live and let live til they come knocken

and at that time it could a police suicide as in new orleans style home to home consfication...

there is a point of non-compliance. at 57 i've livedthe right life, but surely not awaiting a gas cyclinder.

there is always - gone galt, mad max style and try to survive wolve style...


Fri, 11/01/2013 - 21:20 | Link to Comment Blano
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Re: the 2 brain cells part my former CPA office mate kept saying Obamacare was gonna be awesome.  I finally concluded one day that outside of being a CPA she was dumb as a bunch of rocks.  She's Negro though and could never say anything bad about her Messiah.

Sat, 11/02/2013 - 02:53 | Link to Comment SunRise
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A CPA, like a PHD is a reward for having a very focused and narrow knowledge-set.   "So tell me maam, how many dust particles currently cling to the bottom of your shoes?  Don't know? Hmmmmm".  Using a title as a substitute for knowledge is a very dangerous thing.

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 22:27 | Link to Comment mr. mirbach
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Let the FED GOV continue to legislate their way into irrevelence.

Sat, 11/02/2013 - 02:27 | Link to Comment 401K of Dooom
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No, it began with the New Deal.  Those people began this stuff!

Sat, 11/02/2013 - 09:30 | Link to Comment fxrxexexdxoxmx
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Illegally entering the USA is against the LAW. How is the enforcement of that LAW going.

I fully understand your post, but every time I hear someone say that Obama Care is the LAW I can not help but think it is against the LAW to use the IRS to attack the curent adminstrations political opponents, you kno like it is against the LAW.

The LAW is what ever a scumbag from Chicago wants it to be today.

Sat, 11/02/2013 - 14:35 | Link to Comment Bogdog
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"And not one fucking shot will be fired."

Well, not so fast on that one. It's early days yet in this plutocracy run amok. We will not arrive at the end-game without shots being fired. Whether it's open, organized, armed rebellion, states seceding or individual acts of defiance, there will come a point where some subset of the population will rise up. There WILL be blood.

I can sense it I think. This growing miasma of onerous government, increasingly acting on it's own behalf or that of it's cronies. It is noticeably at odds with the commoner. The survailence, the militarized police, posse-comitatus out the window, legislators in office for life, devaluation, increasing and multiplying taxes and fees, you name it. There is a tipping point. I sense that the slumbering fat, dumb and happy masses are rousing slowly but perceptibly. And once fully angered and awake to the new reality what happens then? Americans don't sit still for long and take it. They take action. That American spririt that took this country from a distant monarchy, that then drove forward into the wilderness and made a living off it... pushed to the extreme, we'll see that spirit again. It's the ace up our sleeve and the last arrow in the quiver. It can't be snuffed out or crushed under an iron heel. Not for long. We'll take it back and renew what's been squandered and stolen.

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 19:32 | Link to Comment Rainman
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Impeach him and bring in OBiden !....oh wait

Sat, 11/02/2013 - 08:51 | Link to Comment GetZeeGold
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Impeach Biden and get Boehner......well screw me!


I'm a little fuzzy....what's after Boehner again?

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 19:31 | Link to Comment Tenshin Headache
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Posted this link already, but Larry Kudlow does a great (!) takedown of Obamacare at

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 21:00 | Link to Comment Arius
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Blue team - read team!

how about team americana???

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 21:37 | Link to Comment new game
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rainman, lol-could go down the list and keep impeaching til a couple stand ethical enough to serve the oath to uphold the constitution...


Fri, 11/01/2013 - 19:36 | Link to Comment krispkritter
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Everyone with a functional brain and a moral compass should opt out of O'(whothefuck)Cares.  It will die on the vine, as it should.

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 19:48 | Link to Comment Manthong
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I heard they need 19,000 enrollments a day to stay afloat.

Good luck with that.

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 19:54 | Link to Comment floyd084
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They need roughly 50k a day since inception to meet the 7 million goal by March 31.

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 21:03 | Link to Comment Arius
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can people outside US count?  could anyone sign up if he wants to?  you know no discrimination on race etc.... you know the drill ...

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 21:37 | Link to Comment new game
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calling diebold!

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 20:08 | Link to Comment Pig Circus
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It's 38,000 including Sat and Sun to reach the 7 million by the end of March. So how are they going to pay for this shortfall? Let me guess the funding is automatic no matter how low the Rev's. This debacle alone should be tanking the market if it wasn't as rigged as a Pig Circus.

Sat, 11/02/2013 - 05:58 | Link to Comment artless
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So it will die like Soc Sec, Medicare, and stay as it was sold like the income tax which was just 1% when introduced and only levied on the wealthiest of the wealthy?

If you belive that then I have a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you. Sorry buddy, it's LAW. And like the guy above wrote it's the kind of law the government likes and you will have to pull it out of it's cold, dead jaw before you see it go away.

Government is an alll or nothing option. Either you kill it, burn it, and bury it in the ground FOREVER or it will continually regenerate, morph, and reform (kind of like the Terminator on T3) to wreak havoc on it's subjects again and again.

Good luck with that.

See here for a simple explanation of government.

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 19:37 | Link to Comment nmewn
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"If you like your current plan, you can keep it!"

Just meet your doctor in his office for any "care" required and when he's done he'll just have one of his staff wheel ya on out back into the alley afterwards.

Its like ObamaPostOp/ICU, right next to the dumpster or sumpin, perfect! ;-)

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 19:46 | Link to Comment Yen Cross
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 Docs are forming consortiums. You'll be safe nmewn. Docs have been forming private equity consortiums.

  They're very tight lipped nmewn. Stack that gold and silver.

  Nmewn, doctors are notorious for being the last person at th e scene of the crime....

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 19:56 | Link to Comment nmewn
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I'm workin on a deal with one of mine...this one loves to turkey hunt. I just happen to know a few good honey holes.

I was surprised at how much they're willing to pay for a guide, when we can both get what we want...for freeeee!!! ;-)

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 20:02 | Link to Comment Yen Cross
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   I acn't wiat until .gov tries to regulate ( MD.)  Left handed<

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 20:16 | Link to Comment nmewn
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Don't give them any new they can't regulate what they can't see. A private exchange remains a private exchange as long as both parties agree and keeps their mouths shut about the particulars.

Can't wait for some bonehead to chime in that its "not fair".

Actually it is, at this point...the gravy train just wrecked.

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 21:15 | Link to Comment Montgomery Burns
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Does your doc do colonoscopies or remove gallbladders in his office?  Hopefully you'll never need hospital care.

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 21:25 | Link to Comment Yen Cross
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 We can't speak for MDs'  

  Obunga can though?  I'll find my own (safe) healthcare.

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 21:36 | Link to Comment nmewn
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One of my doctors, not my family doctor.

I need to fix some old injuries to make way for new ones ;-)

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 22:07 | Link to Comment Yen Cross
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 Key word/ BITCHEZ  > unlock the box ?


Sat, 11/02/2013 - 07:57 | Link to Comment nmewn
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Unleash the hounds!!!...bitchez ;-)

CRANFORD, N.J.(CBSNewYork) — It was a health care shocker for college students in New Jersey who found out that they can’t buy low-cost health insurance at their schools because of the Affordable Care Act.

Now, they are at the risk of being without insurance, CBS 2?s Christine Sloan reported.

Alex McTaggert is majoring in Computer Science but even he is having trouble signing up for health insurance on the Federal website.

“It said, ‘info you entered is not valid’ so I have to call this number,” McTaggart said. (

For Carolina Mendonca it was easier to put together a creative Halloween costume than it was to call the number on the website.

“I got no answer so I left it for another day and the other day never came and I went to the dentist yesterday and I have to pay $2,000 out-of-pocket,” she said.

Apparently, Mzzz Mendonca has been left with the impression that a non-working .gov website or a 800-FUCKYO telephone number = health insurance.

I wonder what her major is ;-)

You see, we have to pass the Affordable Care Act first, to see whats in it...dontcha know.

Sat, 11/02/2013 - 13:40 | Link to Comment A Nanny Moose
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Do doctors do that in their offices now?

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 20:06 | Link to Comment WillyGroper
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I know several that were dumping their IRA's before BO was elected the first time. 

Prescient, but trapped like the rest of us.

Sat, 11/02/2013 - 00:08 | Link to Comment RafterManFMJ
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My Doktor still accepts ObamoCare! I saw him yesterday and after he slit a chickens throat and bounced a handful of pig knuckles off my forehead, he prescribed that I masterbate under a new moon while nude.


Fri, 11/01/2013 - 19:42 | Link to Comment gbresnahan
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obamacare is just a tax

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 20:16 | Link to Comment HardlyZero
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Exactly.  A new 10% middle-class tax.

Sat, 11/02/2013 - 00:08 | Link to Comment QEternity
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Okay, reading more into this Affordable care act, i think i finally understand it, i wanna hear your thoughts on this plausibility . a large part of this bill was written by the ultra-right wing heritage foundation funded by the Koch brothers. They are playing the liberals and conservative public both like fools. They lobbied Ted Cruz via oil money to make a lampooning spectacle of himself calling it "socialism", which it is not, rallying the democrats to support the Koch bros funded ACA unwittingly (it's not like they read a 13,000 page bill anyway, they are merely baffling with bullshit because the lobbyists have paid them to). It is fascism. And many have unwittingly been duped into supporting it as something it is not. The tea party is a hoax movement to inflame passionate liberals, distort the nature of the liberty movement by distoring its message with reprehensible words and ignorance and confusing the meaning of the word libertarian (only about 19% of libertarians identify with tea partiers in any way shape or form. mainly in ignorance) into supporting the bill essentially written by shadow fascists right standing of neocons. The neocons are puppets. The shadow puppet masters are fascists. And the point of politics in a fascist state is to conceal the source of power in a fascist state. Newt Gingrich (the original neocon) began drafting this bill nearly 20 years ago. Plain and simple. Why do you think the billionaire Koch bros are rich? What, like, The 2nd most independantly wealthy people on the planet? Accruing the dollar value of entire countries. It sure ain't by being stupid. Koch Carbon invented the refining carbon cracking process that virtually every refinery on the planet uses to process petroleum. They are brilliant strategists. They were apparently smart enough to play the American populace into an utterly dissolved confusion where none of them is actually supporting what they think it is. Just like nazi Germany did prior to the rise of the fascist state. They implemented state mandated private healthcare just prior to the rise of national socialism. As Vladimir ilyich Lenin said "socialized medicine is the cornerstone of the socialist state." Equivalently, fascist medicine is the cornerstone of the fascist state. Socialist nations are pissed at our fascist spying. We were spying on the goddamn pope. We authorized secret murder of us citizens without trial by unilateral decision. Every leader of every allied and enemy country, spied on. They see what our nation is becoming. History is repeating itself. We are nazi Germany, like it or not. You are unwittingly supporting fascism because you are being told it is good for you. The tea party are your Emmanuel Goldstein. The invention of the fascist party as a ridiculous scapegoat for scorn, while they are passing fascist legislation through 13,000+ pages with a 2 day deadline to railroad it through congress before anyone knows whats in it. as nancy pelosi said "you have to pass it to see whats in it" . They railroad it through candidates you voted for and they bought and paid for because they are playing chess and the media reports it like checkers. Notice president Obama is a much different guy than candidate Obama. As is every post election politician. The Koch bros are rich enough to buy and sell congress over and over and over again, and do. With lobbying dollars cyphered by oil companies to launder the true source of the money. There are clearly fascists in America, but there are no fascist running candidate on any ticket. You can't call fascism fascism and have people want it. It is hidden under layers of deception and propaganda and apoligism nearly impermeable. What do you think? Is this off course from plausibility?

Sat, 11/02/2013 - 07:47 | Link to Comment GetZeeGold
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What do you think?


I think you need to work on your editing skills. You should be able to get your message out in five sentences max.

Sat, 11/02/2013 - 00:14 | Link to Comment RafterManFMJ
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Keep slavin' you worthless middle class negroes!!!! LOL

Because, Obama!

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 19:42 | Link to Comment GovernmentMule
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I am paying my doctor with Bitcoins...

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 19:42 | Link to Comment ServingMyKing
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Obamacare can't even sign people up and collect money.  What makes you think they will ever deliver healthcare?

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 20:07 | Link to Comment knukles
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It's got nothing to do with healthcare... it's a subsidy to the insurance carriers straight out of the peasantry's pocket at the tip of the inclusionary diverse loving federal family spear, FFS

Taxes are voluntary
  - Joey the Plugs Biden

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 20:13 | Link to Comment A Lunatic
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Consolidation and Control......

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 19:44 | Link to Comment One And Only
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Bad apple gun owning racist tea party hospitals no doubt.

These are hospitals that were around before 2008, obviously Bush's fault.

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 19:42 | Link to Comment Global Hunter
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Ahh fuck it just be done with it and close the hospitals and offer a call centre that offers medical advice to policy holders over the phone.

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 21:30 | Link to Comment Vincent Vega
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Oh great, Prekash in India can now assist with trouble shooting my PC and my healthcare. Wonder if it will be two separate calls?

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 21:38 | Link to Comment americanspirit
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Actually my name is Shawn, thank you veddy veddy much, and if your healthcare is as full of bugs as your PC then you're obviously part of ObamaCare and there's nothing that I can do for you. Try re-booting your life.

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 23:09 | Link to Comment Vincent Vega
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Is Shawn short for Shawnwklakrguptavsri?

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 19:43 | Link to Comment Carl Popper
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The working people who are having to sign up under obamacare and can only afford the cheapest insurance options never had access to those Top childrens hospitals anyway.

However if you come from the least functional nonworking families with the least work history your state medicaid will get you into the top childrens hospital of your state

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 20:07 | Link to Comment knukles
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Oh, the proverbial squeeze on the midddle class, again.

What was that Marge Thatcher said about running out of other people's money?

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 20:33 | Link to Comment MeelionDollerBogus
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That she enjoyed being the top-spender OF other people's money?

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 19:49 | Link to Comment q99x2
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Washington D.C. works for Al-Queda.

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 19:55 | Link to Comment williambanzai7
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I think you mean Al Ponzi

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 22:57 | Link to Comment Yen Cross
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   The second you let your guard down?

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 19:54 | Link to Comment Papasmurf
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John Hopkins refused to see me.  I'm on Medicare.  Not that JH is a "top hospital".

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 19:58 | Link to Comment all-priced-in
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When people can't get care they die - COST SAVINGS = WINNING.

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 20:18 | Link to Comment knukles
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Death Panels by Default!

Fucking Brilliant!

Sat, 11/02/2013 - 08:21 | Link to Comment GetZeeGold
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You die AND you have to pay the fine....good to see we're making freakin progress here.

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 20:00 | Link to Comment Trimmed Hedge
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I'm opting out of Obamacare, too...

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 20:03 | Link to Comment AurorusBorealus
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Here is the thing.  Everyone who has worked on the business side of healthcare in the U.S. at hospitals, insurance companies, or any other healthcare provider knows that getting paid from an insurance company is often very difficult.  Insurance companies find any excuse not to pay: including deliberately losing referral information-confirmation numbers, billing statements etc... . In fact, claims representatives have quotas as to how many claims must be rejected each month in many of the insurers.  Healthcare providers spend large sums of money and have numerous people who do nothing but try to get the provider paid.  Medicare and Medicaid do not have these problems... you bill for a service provided... you get paid... no authorization needed.  Does Medicaid pay well? No... but they pay.  Whereas some insurance companies, such as Humana and Advantra, are nearly impossible to work with and have reimbursement schedules not much better than medicaid.

When I first saw Obamacare, a law drafted by and for insurance companies, I knew the result would be horrible policies and companies for the large majority of Americans, which most of the best hospitals and doctors would never accept, and premium policies for the handful of the elites and the elderly. Luckily, I don´t live in the United States anymore and hope I do not have to return.  My condolensces to all the Americans who will have to live with this legislation until the dollar falls as world reserve currency.  I truly am sorry that this has been inflicted on you, but I am sure that 52% of the population still believe the Democratic party is something other than a paid shill for the insurance companies, attorneys unions, big finance, who profits from the increase in foodstamps, welfare, and social security, and a handful of other industries.  I am also sure that most hospitals and healthcare providers will continue to take Medicare and will continue to perform large numbers of unnecessary and actually rather cruel operations and medical procedures on people who are very old and unlikely to live long enough to see many benefits from the procedures... while these services will not be available to young, productive people, since this is what the system rewards.  Best of luck with your new fascist geriatocracy in healthcare.  I´m sure the young people will love it.

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 20:51 | Link to Comment NoDebt
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Why is it that those outside the US see this so clearly when people within the US seem to be blind to it?

Perhaps because they have seen it tried elsewhere and already know the result?

Thanks, Aurorus, that's a great post.  But it won't do any good.  This train-wreck can't be stopped, only documented.  This country is going down the same failed paths as many others before it.  If you're one of the few in the US who is aware of what is really going on, this is incredibly frustating.  Please feel free to laugh at us, in our collective stupidity.  We richly deserve it.


Fri, 11/01/2013 - 21:27 | Link to Comment lotsoffun
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a friend of mine who was a chinese immigrant with his parents.  computer dweeb, didn't seem to have a lot of social skills, brilliant math, but no common sense.  told me something one day, and he was right and this he did get. anybody that writes insurance pretty much never intends to pay out, and when they have to pay out too much, before they do so, they fold and leave with your money. bingo.

bingo.  ponzi.  pay out as long as the pay outs are less then the pay ins.  as soon as it looks like the payouts will hit profits, fold up the mountebank and leave town.


Sat, 11/02/2013 - 02:06 | Link to Comment hidingfromhelis
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Foresee this coming to the real estate title insurance field as well!

Sat, 11/02/2013 - 01:43 | Link to Comment Freddie
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I naively thought it would fail in the Senate in two states at least. Maine and Conn because big health insurers were in both states.  It sailed right through and the RINOs in Maine caved.  I knew at that point it was written by the insurance companies.

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 20:01 | Link to Comment A Lunatic
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Medical care is for pussies........

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 20:08 | Link to Comment Yen Cross
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  Damn, I like you!

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 20:17 | Link to Comment knukles
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Fri, 11/01/2013 - 23:28 | Link to Comment Yen Cross
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 Hey Knucks, how many times have we been in terminal #3 at LAX?  My Grandparents used to drop us off at gate 33-36 for flights to the Mid-West. I know that terminal (verbatim)

  In exactly the same words that were used?  {verbatim}

   Hey KNUKS? I have a few stories to tell...

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 20:59 | Link to Comment booboo
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Damn straight, sew yourself up if you get sliced, flu? ride the bitch out, if you are too stupid to not stay hydrated then you need to die. Common cold, it 's a virus stupid, your doctor can't help you and you should throw yourself off a bridge for going to the doctor for it. Kid throwing up? kids throw up, you should shiv yourself in the gut for taking him to the doctor for medicine to keep him from throwing up, die already. Splinter? dig that bitch out with a needle. Throw your back out lifting something? you are a pussy and need to work out more. Throw your back out working out, you are a pussy for not working it out. Ingrown toenail? put a stick in your mouth and dig that fucker out, you will feel more manly afterwards and might even get a hard on thinking about pulling out a toe nail. Can't get it up? take a long walk a hot shower and a couple bayer a glass of wine and go fuck the shit outta the old lady, she will scream how manly you are and make you a bacon sandwich afterwards. Fuck Obamasnare


Fri, 11/01/2013 - 21:52 | Link to Comment new game
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been diggin for years. fuck the system for pussies by pussies. fucken sad out there.

majority are afraid of there shadow and couldn't survive a night in the woods-death by fright...


Sat, 11/02/2013 - 08:12 | Link to Comment drdolittle
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Get a liver lac in a car wreck, hope you don't bleed to death. Got a kid with bad croup, watch 'em die at home... Agreed much medicine is not necessary, people are designed to be self healing but not from everything.

The biggest thing to save dollas would be tort reform. When I can see a 40yo woman with chest pain that doesn't sound cardiac and send her home without risking my ability to afford malpractice insurance (every now and then they will have that MI and you can't practice in most any hospital without insurance), until then, costs will not be contained. Most legislaters are lawyers though, so that holy shit can't be touched. Besides, what difference does it make?

In several other countries decisions on patient malpractice are made by panels of medical experts, thus cutting the lawyers out of the traditional third they make. Bankruptcy courts have specially trained judges and malpractice cases are surely at least as complicated as bankruptcy.

Sat, 11/02/2013 - 08:22 | Link to Comment overmedicatedun...
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the paradox of obumacare: millions voted for this banana head, ACA is his crowning project, yet seems few if any have come rushing forward to sign up? what would you call these voters? Hypocrits ? no that's racist.

Sat, 11/02/2013 - 10:04 | Link to Comment booboo
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and toss in doctors that become legal drug pushers at the behest of pharm reps.

Sat, 11/02/2013 - 10:03 | Link to Comment FreeNewEnergy
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booboo, you have been nominated for post of the decade, especially for the advice on getting it up. Representatives from Viagra and Cialis will be administering your first place prize with assorted clamps, wires, pliers and torque wrenches.

Enjoy your 15 (make that 12) minutes.


Sat, 11/02/2013 - 02:54 | Link to Comment John_Coltrane
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True, And statistics back you up.  Pussies (i.e. women) see doctors more often with more complaints than big swinging dicks (men).  But with guns and motorcycles we have all the fun!  Who really wants to go to hospital anyway?

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 20:07 | Link to Comment robertocarlos
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Doctors are not Gods. I'll just visit the local Chinese market. they have a cure for everything.

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 20:10 | Link to Comment I Write Code
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I've had this cheap jack policy from Blue Shield of California for some years, they've been feuding constantly with the major hospitals near me and in a given month I have no idea which they approve - they never inform the policy holders!  I suppose I could query the web site, but their web site is pretty awful and buggy.  Etc.

On top of the excellent post by AurorusBorealus, it is nearly impossible to read insurance policy coverage and compare them, you might trust some web site to do it for you, or not.  I figure if I get sick I go to the nearest hospital, get treated, and knowing Blue Shield won't pay even if the hospital *is* currently approved, I get a lawyer and dispute the whole thing for the next eleven years LIKE EVERYONE ELSE DOES.

I'll bet the Obamacare policies have all kinds of language that attempts to prevent such disputes, and backs that with IRS enforcement, right?  Enough to make you sick, ain't it?

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 20:33 | Link to Comment AurorusBorealus
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There are claims-dispute resolution procedures set out by most insurance policies... an appeal.  The provider is required to submit all available information (diagnostic, treatment, etc..) and an MD, paid by the insurance company, will decide if the procedure is a valid claim or no.  A good health-care provider, when submitting this information, will prepare it as a legal case, because 1 of 2 things will happen... 1)  the insurance company will repeatedly claim it did not receive the appeal (even if you have a signed certified mail receipt that the company received the claim 2) the claim will be rejected for insufficient diagnostic evidence that the procedure was warranted.  The next step is a law suit, which is only really worth the trouble is the claim is larger than... say $25,000.  So a best practice for many hospitals and doctors is to not provide low-end care, often preventative care, and only go for the large claims (major surgeries, etc...), in case they must begin suing insurance companies and patients to get paid.

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 20:09 | Link to Comment kchrisc
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Yup, as a poster posted the other day, "It is really Obama-Insurance."

And as the poster above mentions, the insurance companies are notorious for not paying.

The sheeple of the Untied Fascist States of America are so SCREWED.

Is it time for the AK and AR 'pitchforks' yet?!

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 20:10 | Link to Comment robertocarlos
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What kind of a monster would remove a woman's breasts before she has cancer?

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 20:22 | Link to Comment knukles
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What a scam!  Be the hospital orderly responsible for cleaning up after her surgery, expropriate the abandoned property, her titties, and auction em' off on eBay.

How could they complain?
She wanted to get ride of some perfectly good tits?


Sat, 11/02/2013 - 00:44 | Link to Comment CrazyCatLady
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PR Stunt

If she went in with boobs, then came back out with boobs, then I doubt any real boobs (other than the human variety) were harmed in the making of said stunt

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 20:16 | Link to Comment Pig Circus
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If you hate over-reaching Government this debacle has be about the funniest thing I've seen since this country elect an known Marxist Commie ballwashing community agitating faggot as prezzy. It's been a barrel of laughs this month...What a clusterfuck just as any sane person knew it would be only worse.

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 20:21 | Link to Comment Seize Mars
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Obama lied, people died.

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 23:04 | Link to Comment g'kar
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Hey, the Nobel Peace Prize winner just droned another American in Pakistan today...I couldn't pronounce the name though. Due process once again didn't hinder the Dicktator.

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 20:22 | Link to Comment Dewey Cheatum Howe
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Just wait until those the signed up for Obamacare plans find out how the subsidies work. There ain't no up front subsidy. They have to file a tax return first so the IRS can verify their income then you get the "subsidy" in 2015 as a tax refund. See what they did there.

Sat, 11/02/2013 - 09:16 | Link to Comment Winston Churchill
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Cash flow is a bitch.A lesson now for  everyone,not just businesspeople.

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 20:22 | Link to Comment g'kar
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I thought you could only opt in or face a firing squad.

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 20:55 | Link to Comment A Lunatic
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It's not a firing squad. It's opting out of breathing..............

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 20:31 | Link to Comment Vincent Vega
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Just one step closer to the single payer system, as planned.

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 20:35 | Link to Comment Yen Cross
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 Live long and prosper /  BITCHEZ

Sat, 11/02/2013 - 00:59 | Link to Comment yofish
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Feel better?

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 20:37 | Link to Comment justsayin2u
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Im tellin ya the only possible solution is a single payer system.  All this personal freedom to choose is overrated and were too stupid to be trusted with our own lives.  we need to quit effin around with Obamacare.  Besides, anything named after Obama has to be an abortion,

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 21:03 | Link to Comment Mandalini
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Expensive research hospitals priced themselves out of the market before Obamacare took effect. This is well known to anyone that reads the news or has Blue Cross Blue Shield, as they were the first to give them the finger, and that was before Romneycare was changed to Obamacare.  Obamacare controls prices unlike socialized countries such as Canada.  They don't touch the price of doctors or hopsitals at all, but rather they have price controls on insurance companies, and since everyone will be insured, the hospitals will have to stop using the uninsured as an excuse to trump up charges.  The idea is the insurance companies will control the price.  That has always worked but it will now be able to work on a larger scale.  Albeit everyone won't be happy.  The next phase of Obamacare should be to tell the research hospitals: if they cash NIH Grant checks, they will offer fair and reasonable rates on at least certain tests and procedures.  It will be interesting at least to see how they respond.

Sat, 11/02/2013 - 01:03 | Link to Comment yofish
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Your post is too intelligent for the average ZHer to down vote. Way over their heads. 

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