Obamacare ‘Explosion’ Could Come On May 22nd, Here’s Why

After a stunning healthcare defeat last week, delivered at the hands of his own party no less, Trump took to twitter to predict the imminent ‘explosion’ of Obamacare.

ObamaCare will explode and we will all get together and piece together a great healthcare plan for THE PEOPLE. Do not worry!

The Democrats will make a deal with me on healthcare as soon as ObamaCare folds – not long. Do not worry, we are in very good shape!

 

As it turns out, that ‘explosion’ could come faster than anyone really expects as legislators and health insurers have to make several critical decisions about the 2018 plan year over the next 2 months which could seal Obamacare’s fate.

As the Atlanta Journal Constitution points out today, the Trump administration has until May 22nd to decide whether they will continue to pursue the Obama administration’s appeal to provide subsidies to insurers who participate in the federal exchanges.

Of course, any decision to remove those subsidies would likely result in yet another massive round of premium hikes and further withdrawals from the already crippled exchanges where an astounding number of counties across the country have already been cut to just 1 health insurance provider.  And, as we’ve pointed out before, higher rates = lower participation = deterioration of risk pool = higher rates….and the cycle just repeats until it eventually collapses.

As background, in 2014, House Republicans sued the Obama administration over the constitutionality of the cost-sharing reduction payments (a.k.a. “taxpayer funded healthcare subsidies”), which had not been appropriated by Congress.  Republicans won the initial lawsuit but the Obama administration subsequently appealed and now Trump’s administration can decide whether to pursue the appeal or not.

One key to insurers selling plans in the marketplace are reimbursements they receive called cost-sharing reductions. These aren’t the same as the tax credits that people receive to help pay their premiums; it is financial assistance to help low-income people pay their out-of-pocket costs, such as deductibles. The Congressional Budget Office projected those payments would add up to $7 billion this year and $10 billion in 2018.

But for insurers, there’s a question over how long that money will be delivered, due to an ongoing political and legal dispute about whether the cost-sharing money should be distributed at all.

In 2014, House Republicans sued the Obama administration over the constitutionality of the cost-sharing reduction payments, which had not been appropriated by Congress. The lawmakers won the lawsuit, and the Obama administration appealed it. Late last year, with a new administration on the other end of the suit, the House sought to pause the proceedings — with a deadline for a status update in late May.

The Trump administration and House lawmakers have to report to the judge this spring. If the Trump administration drops the appeal, it would mean the subsidies would stop being paid — a huge blow to the marketplaces and millions of people. If lawmakers wanted the payments to continue, they would have to find a way to fund them. One opportunity for that is coming up fast, the continuing resolution that must be passed by April 28. If the Trump administration continues the lawsuit, it will be in the odd position of fighting its own party.

The CBO estimates the payments would total roughly $10 billion in 2018.

As we’ve noted before, several large insurers, including UnitedHealth Group and Aetna, have already made the decision to exit Obamacare due to financial losses.  Now, Molina Healthcare is also pondering whether it would be able to continue to participate in the absence of federal subsidies.

Big insurers like UnitedHealth Group and Aetna have mostly left the individual market over the years, citing financial reasons. Several counties across the country only have one insurer offering ObamaCare plans.

Now Molina Healthcare is signaling it may downsize its presence in the market, or pull out altogether, if Congress or the administration doesn’t act to stabilize it. Molina has 1 million exchange enrollees in nine states this year.

“We need some clarity on what’s going to happen with cost-sharing reductions and understand how they’re going to apply the mandate,” said Molina CEO Dr. Mario Molina.

Asked if Molina would leave ObamaCare if the payments are stopped, the CEO said: “It would certainly play into our decision. We’ll look at this on a market-by-market basis. We could leave some. We could leave all.”

Mario Molina, chief executive of Molina Healthcare, predicted that if the cost-sharing reductions are not funded, it could result in premium increases on the order of 10 to 12 percent.

While all this uncertainty swirls, health insurers must decide — soon — whether to make rate filings to sell insurance in 2018. The deadline varies by state, but for those that have marketplaces run by the federal government, it is June 21. Filing doesn’t mean that insurers will participate; they’ll have months more to negotiate and could still drop out. But it’s the first step toward offering plans in 2018 and should provide a signal about what the marketplaces are likely to look like.

Meanwhile, it seems pretty likely that Obamacare couldn’t survive another collapse in coverage like we saw in 2017 (charts per the New York Times):

2016 healthcare insurance carriers by county:

Obamacare 2016

 

2017 healthcare insurance carriers by county:

Obamacare 2017

 

The first step is admitting you have a problem.

Trump’s Gettysburg Address – the 100-Day Plan

In a keynote speech in Gettysburg, Pa., about his plans for his first 100 days in office, Donald Trump laid out what he sees as the the core priorities of a Trump presidency, while focusing in the early part of the speech on attacks against Hillary Clinton and Wall Street, and repeating his core message by telling his audience that Washington and Wall Street are “rigged” against him and that he is the candidate to bring “the change that has to come.”

“I am not a politician,” Trump told the crowd. “But when I saw the trouble our country was in, I felt I had to act.” Then, moments after promising Americans that he represented a break from
the status quo, he promised to sue a number of women who have come
forward to accuse him of sexual assault, calling them liars.

Trump also railed against the media for seeking to concentrate its power through mergers and for colluding with his accusers to align against his campaign.  He added a new threat to his repeated criticisms of U.S. media companies, when he vowed that in his administration such mega mergers as that between AT&T and Time Warner, which was just announced, would not pass as it leads to “too much concentration of power in the hands of too few.”

“As an example of the power structure I’m fighting, AT&T is buying Time Warner and thus CNN, a deal we will not approve in my administration because it’s too much concentration of power in the hands of too few.”

He would also break up the NBC-Comcast merger saying “deals like this destroy democracy,” and slammed every trade deal the US has ever done as “horrible.”

On the economy:

  • “Change has to come from outside our very broken system.”
  • “We’ve doubled our national debt to $20 trillion under President Obama.”
  • “Nearly 1 in 4 Americans in their prime earning years isn’t even working.”
  • “I am asking the American people to dream big once again.”
  • “Will withdraw the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
  • “Will cancel every un-Constitutional executive action, memorandum, and order issued by President Obama.”
  •  “We will cancel all federal funding of sanctuary cities.”
  • “The veterans will finally be taken care of properly.”
  • “If we follow these steps, we will once more have a government of, by, and for the people.”

On Obamacare:

  • “Fully repeal ObamaCare and replace it with health savings accounts.”

On education:

  • “We are going to end Common Core.”

On tax reform:

  • “Tax forms will be greatly simplified.”
  •  “When they know there are consequences, our companies will stop leaving the United States.”

On voter fraud:

  • “1.8 million dead people are registered to vote. And some of them are voting.”
  • “2.8 million people are registered in more than one state… 14% of non-citizens are registered to vote.”
  • “According to Pew, there are 24 million voter registrations in the United States that are either invalid or significantly inaccurate.”
  • “Just been learned on video that the violent protests at some of my rallies…were caused by paid DNC & Clinton campaign operatives.”

On immigration:

  • “We’re going to suspect immigration from terror-prone regions.”

On Hillary:

  • “Hillary Clinton should have been precluded from running… but the FBI and the Justice Dept. covered up her crimes.”
  • “Hillary Clinton is not running against me. She’s running against change.”
  • “HillaryClinton is… running against all of the American people and all of the American voters.

In terms of actual political measures that Trump would propose and/or enact, he listed the following six:

  1. “A Constitutional Amendment to impose term limits on all members of Congress.”
  2. “A hiring freeze on all federal employees.”
  3. “A requirement that for every new federal regulation, 2 existing regulations must be eliminated.”
  4. “A 5-year ban on White House and Congressional officials becoming lobbyists after they leave government.”
  5. “A lifetime ban on White House officials lobbying on behalf of a foreign government.”
  6. “A complete ban on foreign lobbyists raising money for American elections.”

Second Republican Debate – September 16th

The second Republican debate begin to night and just like the first debate there will be two debate big boys and the little boys debt.
The same people who made it to the big boys debate are there plus carly fiorina and the same go for the small boy’s debate minus fiorina and Perry
So let’s recap the first debate shall we. The first GOP debate hit new record 24 million people view this debate compared to the last debate where 3 million watch the debate

But who won the first debate well let look at the number

Trump winner
Cruz
Rubio
Carson
Paul
Kasich
Walker
Huckabee
Bush
Christie

Who talk the most

Trump
Bush
Kasich
Rubio
Carson
Cruz
Huckabee
Christie
Walker
Paul

Who was attack the most

Obama
Clinton
Paul
Trump
Huckabee
Christie

How let focus on the substance or what the debaters mentioned the most and what they didn’t talk about.

Well as excepted Isis was talk about the most in the debate on how the will so call stop Isis Crisis in Iraq and Syria

Clinton was also talk about the most since she will be the most likely nominee for the Democrat

The next hot topic was the border and illegal alien which every one is talk because of Donald Trump and when the border was talk about building a wall followed

Abortion was next in line because of plan parenthood and the murdering the innocent

Iran and what i would call a bad deal came in next

A few of the debater attack the trump epically ron paul

Obama came low down the list which is not anything to talk about because he is not in the race for another terms in office

Obama Care had a negative feedback last night

Cyber warfare a new type of warfare came up in the debate

Other thing to mentioned jeb try to distance him from the bush brand

Common core got negative rating

There were people who want to be another Ronald Reagan

Gay marriage got positive rating

Thing that was not mentioned or talk about a lot in this debate was

Jade helm
Police brutality
Greece
Gun

For those who don’t know Rick Perry was the first one to drop of the 2016 Republican presidential campaign

Those who benefit from the first debate are Trump, Carson and Florina

The biggest loser are Bush. Cruz and Perry

Ok the small boy’s debate is over it was a calm one with a lot of substance i think Bobby jindal is the winner of this debate

Ok the debate of the big boys are over it was very intense I think Florina paul and Cruz did very well in this debate

The second debate CNN had a record 23 million people viewing this debate

So who won the second debate well no surprise

Trump
Fiorina
Rubio
Carson
Cruz
Paul
Christi
Bush
Huckabee
Kasich
Walker

So who talk the most

Trump
Bush
Fiorina
Carson
Christi
Rubio
Cruz
Paul
Kasich
Huckabee
Walker

Who was attacked the most

Obama
Trump
Clinton
Bush
Paul
Fiorina
Christi
Cruz
Rubio
Walker
Carson

In this debate Russia was talk about the most mainly in relation to Iraq and Syria as now Russia has troop on the ground in aim to keep asad in power by defeating isis which was also talk about a lot to

The next County that was talk about the most was iran and the nuclear deal which is a disaster waiting to happen according to the people who spoke on this issue and also how it affect Israel

Plant parenthood in terms of abortion and the need to protect human live

Since the debate happen at the Ronald Reagan library Ronald Reagan was mention

The war on drugs was discuss in terms of marijuana and Bush admitting that he spoke weed in his youth

The Clinton email raise it ugly head again in the debate

China came up in the debate in terms of hacking and cyber attack on the us shore

The border and the wall was talk about especially as the Islamic wave is in full progress

Repeal of Obama care

War on Christian raise this head as kim Davis was put behind bars for her belief

Vaccine it good and it’s bad

Tracking people
Wall Street
Gun
North Korea was also talk about

Black live
jade helm was not talk about

Now let’s talk about the early debate
Who was attacked

Obama
Clinton
Trump
Sanders
Kerry
Jindel
Graham
Cruz
Bush
Biden
Kasich
Rubio
Santorum

In the early debate the same thing was discuss almost on the same level

Republican Debate – August 6th

by: twilight Language

 

What would Carl Oglesby say about all the candidates as they stumble towards the Presidential Election of 2016?

Carl Oglesby’s most famous book, a favorite of mine, reveals a twilight language view of the world and should be read by all students of political history. It is The Yankee and Cowboy War: Conspiracies from Dallas to Watergate and Beyond (1976).

I’ve discovered this book, which is extremely difficult to find in a print edition (they go for over $300 via used book vendors), is available as a free download, here. You have no excuse not to read it.

I asked Carl’s son, Caleb Oglesby, about publicly posting this link, as I respect author’s copyrights. This is what Caleb wrote to me today, via his Facebook page: “I think he would be happy to see it out there in the world. I know someone approached my sister about putting this book online, and we as a family gave our blessings.”

Carl Oglesby, 1989.

Of course, I miss what Carl Oglesby (July 30, 1935 – September 13, 2011) would have had to say about the specific alignments of the candidates for president. “What would Carl say?” does come to mind.

It’s a circus out there, but someone in this candidate pool, no doubt, is going to continue the Yankee or Cowboy traditions

Some people, like Rick Santorum, don’t wear the Cowboy hat too well.

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The first GOP debate hit new record 24 million people view this debate          compared to the last debate where 3 million watch the debate

But who won the first debate well let look at the number

Trump

Cruz

Rubio

Carson

Paul

Kasich

Walker

Huckabee

Bush

Christie

Who talk the most

Trump

Bush

Kasich

Rubio

Carson

Cruz

Huckabee

Christie

Walker

Paul

Who was attack the most

Obama

Clinton

Paul

Trump

Huckabee

Christie

How let focus on the substance or what the debaters mentioned the most and what they    didn’t talk about.

Well as excepted Isis was talk about the most in the debate on how the will so call stop Isis Crisis in Iraq and Syria

Clinton was also talk about the most since she will be the most likely nominee for the  Democrat

The next hot topic was the border and illegal alien which every one is talk because of Donald Trump and when the border was talk about building a wall followed

Abortion was next in line because of plan parenthood and the murdering the innocent

Iran and what i would call a bad deal came in next

A few of the debater attack the trump epically Ron Paul

Obama came low down the list which is not anything to talk about because he is not in the race for another terms in office

Obama Care had a negative feedback last night

Cyber warfare a new type of warfare came up in the debate

Other thing to mentioned jeb try to distance him from the bush brand

Common core got negative rating

There were people who want to be another Ronald Reagan

Gay marriage got positive rating

Thing that was not mentioned or talk about a lot in this debate was

Jade helm
Police brutality
Greece
Gun

There are the point standing of who did well at the small Boys table there is the list in order from favorable to less favourable

Fiorina Jindal Perry Santorum Gilmore Graham Pataki

Rick Perry’s Texas Cowboy roots are secure, but candidates Bush and Cruz have undermined Perry’s Texas money base by courting Perry’s former Cowboy funders.
Yankee Donald Trump, of course, would like to take on the mantle of the Midnight Cowboy.
Who above are the “Yankees” and who are the “Cowboys” among them?
What is Hillary?


Death Panels: Another Obamacare Architect Thinks We Should Die at Age 75

Right now everyone is talking about how one of the Obamacare architects,

Jonathan Gruber, said it was the huge political advantage of a lack of transparency in the bill being written combined with the stupidity of the American voter that got the monstrosity that is Obamacare passed.

As reported on The Daily Sheeple, Gruber said quote:

Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage. And basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really, really critical to get the thing to pass

Yeah. That happened. Even left-leaning gatekeeper Snopes had to admit it. Why? It’s on videotape.

Well, another of Obamacare’s architects came out and said something perhaps even more disturbing back in September, in case you missed it.

Rahm Emanuel’s brother Ezekiel, former White House Special Adviser on Obamacare and current Director of Clinical Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health and fellow at theCenter for American Progress, wrote a whole op-ed in The Atlantic about why he hopes he dies at 75 because… well, that’s the optimal age to die.

In fact, society would be better off “if nature takes its course swiftly and promptly” and we all die at age 75.

(The Atlantic describes itself as a partner site with the Council on Foreign Relations CFR.org site, just by the way.)

ezekieldie75

Wow. Look how happy he is about it, too. Yay, timely (or untimely) death!

Here’s a little snippet of what Ezekiel Emanuel had to say in “Why I Hope to Die at 75: An argument that society and families — and you — will be better off if nature takes its course swiftly and promptly” about our optimal age to die:

But here is a simple truth that many of us seem to resist: living too long is also a loss. It renders many of us, if not disabled, then faltering and declining, a state that may not be worse than death but is nonetheless deprived. It robs us of our creativity and ability to contribute to work, society, the world. It transforms how people experience us, relate to us, and, most important, remember us. We are no longer remembered as vibrant and engaged but as feeble, ineffectual, even pathetic.

So, about your 90-year-old grandma or your 76-year-old mom?

Sorry. Sad to say, they have lived too long to serve any purpose in the eyes of Emanuel. They are “feeble, ineffectual, even pathetic.” Their age has rendered them automatically unable to contribute anything valuable to society or the world simply by virtue of being alive. Mr. Obamacare bioethics over there says they should both just go die.

In fact, John Nolte at Breitbart referred to the passive-aggressive article, which Emanuel writes supposedly about himself but it really just sounds like he’s making a blanket argument for everyone, as “what decent people would call the mission statement of a death cult” and went on to say it should have been called “Top 15 Reasons No One Over 75 Should Receive Healthcare.”

In addition to the passage above, here are a few other loving statements from one of Obamacare’s architects, which certainly is not in any way (<–that’s sarcasm) a huge argument for prioritizing healthcare and which essentially includes a laundry list of reasons not to give old people medical coverage.

This is basically the essence of a death panel. And yes, he actually said these things:

  • Half of people 80 and older with functional limitations. A third of people 85 and older with Alzheimer’s. That still leaves many, many elderly people who have escaped physical and mental disability. If we are among the lucky ones, then why stop at 75? Why not live as long as possible?
  • So American immortals may live longer than their parents, but they are likely to be more incapacitated. Does that sound very desirable? Not to me.
  • The American immortal desperately wants to believe in the “compression of morbidity.” … Compression of morbidity is a quintessentially American idea… It promises a kind of fountain of youth until the ever-receding time of death. It is this dream—or fantasy—that drives the American immortal and has fueled interest and investment in regenerative medicine and replacement organs. (Cuz we shouldn’t get those if we’re old?)
  • Living parents also occupy the role of head of the family. They make it hard for grown children to become the patriarch or matriarch.
  • How do we want to be remembered by our children and grandchildren? We wish our children to remember us in our prime. Active, vigorous, engaged, animated, astute, enthusiastic, funny, warm, loving. Not stooped and sluggish, forgetful and repetitive, constantly asking “What did she say?” We want to be remembered as independent, not experienced as burdens.
  • Of course, our children won’t admit it. They love us and fear the loss that will be created by our death. And a loss it will be. A huge loss. They don’t want to confront our mortality, and they certainly don’t want to wish for our death. But even if we manage not to become burdens to them, our shadowing them until their old age is also a loss.
  • And leaving them—and our grandchildren—with memories framed not by our vivacity but by our frailty is the ultimate tragedy.

The guy also goes on and on about how horribly decrepit people get as they get older. To quote Breitbart again, “Emanuel even includes a monstrous but brightly colored graph that is meant to tell anyone over 75 that their ‘last contribution’ to society likely occurred more than a decade ago. Good God.”

Did you know you don’t even really contribute to society past age 65? Emanuel also points out that, “The average age at which Nobel Prize–winning physicists make their discovery is 48.” So? And? How is that proof no one does anything of value later on in their life?

Emanuel went so far as to say, “Even if we aren’t demented, our mental functioning deteriorates as we grow older… It is not just mental slowing. We literally lose our creativity.”

Wow. Literally lose our creativity? All of it? Zero creativity after 75?

Guess that means all of these actors are too old, feeble, robbed of creativity and ability to contribute to work, society and the world to continue to live according to Ezekiel Emanuel:

Morgan Freeman (age 77)
Clint Eastwood (age 84)
Judi Dench (age 79)
Jack Nicholson (age 77)
Dustin Hoffman (age 77)
Gene Hackman (age 84)
Betty White (age 92)
Robert Duvall (age 83)
Michael Caine (age 81)
Sean Connery (age 84)
Mel Brooks (age 88)
Sidney Poitier (age 87)
Gena Rowlands (age 84)
Max von Sydow (age 85)
Ed Asner (age 84)

Robert De Niro is 71, so according to Mr. Emanuel, he’s got four good years left before he should go. Uh oh, Al Pacino turns 75 in April, so…

Yeah. I know how ridiculous that list I just typed is, but it is simply to illustrate a point about the disgusting, heartless bureaucrats running the show in this country.

Ezekiel Emanuel is only 57. We’ll see if he takes his own advice in another 18 years.

Oh, and by the way, how old is David Rockefeller these days? Ninety nine and counting? You don’t say…

In the meantime, people keep debating whether or not Obamacare includes death panels or will lead to death panels in the future. If this Obamacare architect’s op-ed isn’t a raging publicservice announcement for death panels (complete with a graph and everything!), I’m not surewhat is.

They might not openly call it a death panel, but what do you think it means when bureaucrats like this guy argue that life-saving or even life-extending medical procedures like medical screenings or joint replacements are withheld from older folks simply because they are old and it isn’t “cost effective” according to the system?

(Whatever the hell that phrase “cost effective” even means to a government that’s $17 trillion in debt and just keeps finding a reason to go to even more wars…)

In the meantime, my dad died a few months ago. All of a sudden, just like that. He was only 63. Do you think I wouldn’t give anything to have him here for another 12 years? More than 12? Do you think I ever once thought of my dad as a creativity-less “burden” who doesn’t contribute to society as he got older? Do you think him being 75, 85 or even 95 would’ve suddenly made me love him so little I stop valuing him as a human being?

What a bunch of evil psychopaths we have running the show. I agree with John Nolte over at Breitbart: These Obamacare death cultists can all go straight to Hell.

Melissa Melton is a writer, researcher, and analyst for The Daily Sheeple and a co-creator of Truthstream Media with Aaron Dykes, a site that offers teleprompter-free, unscripted analysis of The Matrix we find ourselves living in. Melissa also co-founded Nutritional Anarchy with Daisy Luther of The Organic Prepper, a site focused on resistance through food self-sufficiency.