And those who did put their information up there at healthcare.gov? I have heard that the site will be a "Hacker's Paradise" with all that yummy information to steal, millions of identities at risk... Any of you considering signing up at the website, please keep this in mind.
I also heard that enormous "DDOS Attacks" (Distributed Denial Of Service -- mass internet -- attacks, 1000 times the number of "hits" compared to amazon.com's servers) are hitting the site. I asked the guy who told me this where they were coming from: China. Imagine that, China is helping to bring down Obamacare, perhaps we should thank the Chinese hackers...
Yesterday I heard that NO ONE in Oregon has been able to even sign up. A friend of mine less than a month ago got a letter from major health insurer Aetna informing him that they were dropping his family's insurance... We were assured (Blue Cross Blue Shield) that we would be kept on, whew! Our rates went up 16% vs. 2012, and we expect a BIG increase in January.
(All images courtesy of zerohedge.com)
Yes, it is going to hurt. And it already HAS hurt millions...
someone else not to lie (!), you know something really bad is going on. And it is bad.
Retiring Senator Kent Conrad (D - North Dakota) said that Obamacare was going to be a "trainwreck".
Current Senator Mary Landrieu (D - Louisiana) is running away from Obamacare as fast as she can.
And they voted for this turkey of a law (and the Supreme Court found it constitutional only after Obama's minions argued that it WAS a tax (the individual mandate penalty), after Obama himself said it was not... Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D - California, then Speaker of the House, actual quotation differs slightly): "We have to vote for this bill to see what is in it." The Obamacare bill was nearly 2000 pages long. Now, counting the regulations that have been issued, we are up to a mighty 20,000 pages! Do you know what's in there? The lobbyists do. The IRS does.
So, let's see. If any of us decides NOT to be insured, we will be hit with penalties that within a few years will be 2% of our income! For no insurance!
Since I personally have not yet felt the lash of cancelled insurance or been forced to attempt to sign up at the website, I will have to go with articles that appear to be describing the situation as it really is. But, right before I do, please note that President Obama is now down to a 37% approval rating (recent CBS poll), the lowest George Bush ever got (and Bush was savaged by the media, Obama has been propped-up by the media).
Our employees share of the premium goes from $7/week for the cheapest plan to $30/week. 95% of my employees were on that plan. Remember, we used to pay 50% now we pay 91.5% and the premiums still go up that much!!
The cheapest plan now has a deductible of $6350! Before it was $150. Employees making $9 to $10/hr, have to pay $30/wk and have a $6350 deductible!!! What!!!!
They can't afford that to be sure. Obamacare will kill their propensity to seek medical care. More money for less care? How does that help them?
Here is the craziest part. Employees who qualify for mediCAL (the California version of Medicare), which is most of my employees, will automatically be enrolled in the Federal SNAP program. They cannot opt out. They cannot decline. They will be automatically enrolled in the Federal food stamp program based upon their level of Obamacare qualification. Remember, these people work full time, living in a small town in California. They are not seeking assistance. It all seems like a joke. How can this be the new system?
From http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-11-20/obamas-success-story-woman-repriced-out-obamacare, whoops (emphasis NOT mine):
Meet Jessica Sanford. Upon the rollout of Obamacare she was 1 of maybe 5 people in the entire nation who was able to access the website and actually sign up through one of the state exchanges. In her case, it was the Washington exchange.
She was so thrilled about her purchase that she wrote a letter to President Barrack Obama expressing her undying gratitude.
Since her letter was quite possibly the only positive letter the Administration received, the President proudly read it aloud during his Obamacare speech on October 21st.
The only problem is that a few days later she was repriced out of Obamacare. So she’s now uninsured again…The website was budgeted at some $93 million, and wound up costing $530 million! And the ones putting together the website, yes they are Obama cronies.
Yes, Obama cronies. "Chicago Style" politics. Corrupt to the core.
I wrote in June, 2012 that Obamacare was going to be a disaster. Voting for Obamacare went strictly along party lines (ALL Democrats voted for it, more recently 39 Democrats in the House voted for a One Year Extension re the Individual Mandate, looks like those 39 are worried...). But, not even I could predict that just the roll-out of the website would be such a disaster!
Unless it was planned this way. Majority Leader Harry Reid is on record as saying that Obamacare is just the first step I have heard various reports that they knew that Obamacare and healthcare.gov were not ready, but rolled it out anyway.
Could it be that Obamacare really was designed to fail, and fail quickly? And thus lead to "Single Payer" (European-style) health care? That is what the Democrats have wanted since FDR. And what Ronald Reagan warned us about in 1961 (thanks, Ryan!):