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Progressive Policies Are Always Mandatory

Obamacare’s Ugly Authoritarian Problem | The Federalist.

It’s almost as if some people believe lying is acceptable – even preferable — if the political outcomes are morally pleasing to them. Many Obamacare supporters, in fact, are beginning to sound like they couldn’t care less about process, the law, order, competence, or anything that undermines the goal of putting your health-care choices into more capable hands.

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Payoff for the unions…

A Lie From Day One | The Daily Caller.

From Florida to California, consumers are getting notices their health plans are cancelled. They were promised they could keep their plan if they liked it. That was a lie. They’ve been duped and dropped.

The liar is none other than the President of the United States. On June 15, 2009 President Obama told a town hall meeting that “No matter how we reform healthcare, we will keep this promise … if you like your healthcare plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan. Period. No one will take it away. No matter what.”

The fine print in his health law proves that he never intended to keep that promise.

Sec. 1251(a)(1) of the Affordable Care Act says that no one can be required to give up a plan in effect on March 23, 2010, when the law was passed. Those plans are “grandfathered.” But following that guarantee is a list of costly requirements that made it difficult for insurers to keep offering your plan.

It gets worse. Union plans were “grandfathered” with none of those fine print tricks and exceptions. (Sec. 1251(d))

Via:

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tries to apply lipstick to the pig…

The Bright Side of Obamacare’s Broken Promise | TIME.com.

President Obama has broken his promise that Americans who like their health insurance plans can keep them under the Affordable Care Act. Citing the new law, insurers have recently mailed policy cancellation notices to hundreds of thousands of people across the country, providing more ammunition to critics who say the law is bad for consumers. And that number may grow. NBC News reported on Monday that half or more of those who buy coverage independently may be forced to switch plans in 2014.

But the truth is that only a small percentage of Americans will have their health insurance choices narrowed because of the ACA. Approximately 15 million Americans who currently buy health insurance on the open market will see substantial changes to their choices of plans for 2014.

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Ian Frazier Missed The Memo

The media doesn’t normally do stories on the homeless unless a Republican is President…

New Yorker article on homelessness doesn’t mention Obama | The Daily Caller.

Yet nowhere in the mammoth piece is President Obama’s economic record over the last six years even considered as a possible factor. The terms “Barack Obama” or “President Obama” don’t appear at all, though the term “Obama phones” comes up once:

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No Lie Is Too Big

Random act of journalism from NBC. Even they can’t put lipstick on this pig…

Obama admin. knew millions could not keep their health insurance – Investigations.

President Obama repeatedly assured Americans that after the Affordable Care Act became law, people who liked their health insurance would be able to keep it. But millions of Americans are getting or are about to get cancellation letters for their health insurance under Obamacare, say experts, and the Obama administration has known that for at least three years.

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Voters remorse in ObamaCare land…

LA Times – Some health insurance gets pricier as Obamacare rolls out

Thousands of Californians are discovering what Obamacare will cost them — and many don’t like what they see.

These middle-class consumers are staring at hefty increases on their insurance bills as the overhaul remakes the healthcare market. Their rates are rising in large part to help offset the higher costs of covering sicker, poorer people who have been shut out of the system for years.

Although recent criticism of the healthcare law has focused on website glitches and early enrollment snags, experts say sharp price increases for individual policies have the greatest potential to erode public support for President Obama’s signature legislation.

Except for those who have had their coverage cancelled outright…

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Michelle Obama’s Princeton classmate was Obamacare website builder | The Daily Caller.

First Lady Michelle Obama’s Princeton classmate is a top executive at the company that earned the contract to build the failed Obamacare website.

Toni Townes-Whitley, Princeton class of ’85, is senior vice president at CGI Federal, which earned the no-bid contract to build the $678 million Obamacare enrollment website at Healthcare.gov. CGI Federal is the U.S. arm of a Canadian company.

Townes-Whitley and her Princeton classmate Michelle Obama are both members of the Association of Black Princeton Alumni.

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