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Single Mom Thanked Obama for Her $169/mo Insurance, Then Discovered it Would Actually Cost her $621/mo
A few weeks ago, I noted that nearly all of the early Obamacare applicants on the Washington State Health Benefit exchange had been given bad information. They were told they qualified for large subsidies to pay their insurance premiums, but it was all the result of a computer error that was massively underreporting the applicants’ income. The error may even partially explain the state’s unusually high sign-up rate for Obamacare at the outset.
Anyway, after discovering their error, state officials promised to contact all of those affected (about 8,000 people), give them the bad news, and give them another opportunity to decide whether to enroll.
Well, Washington State Wire reports that one of these folks has turned up — Jessica Sanford of Federal Way, Wash., a freelance court reporter. She isn’t just any enrollee. As it happens, President Obama once mentioned her by name. She was so thrilled at getting a “gold” level insurance plan for herself and her son for just $169 per month that she had written Obama to thank him. And then he read from her letter and gave her a name-check in his October 21 Rose Garden speech. He told her story — one of the few positive ones out there — as part of his sales pitch:
“I recently received a letter from a woman named Jessica Sanford in Washington State, and here’s what she wrote: ‘I am a single mom, no child support, self-employed, and I haven’t had health insurance for 15 years because it is too expensive. My son has ADHD and requires regular doctor visits, and his meds alone cost $250 a month. I have had an ongoing tendinitis problem due to my line of work that I have to have treated. Now, finally, we get to have coverage because of the ACA for $169 a month. I was crying the other day when I signed up. So much stress lifted.’
“Now, that is not untypical for a lot of folks like Jessica who have been struggling without health insurance. That is what the Affordable Care Act is all about.”
Unfortunately, Washington State did finally got back to Sanford about her application. That $452 subsidy we said you’d get? That was a mistake. You actually get zero. So for that gold plan, instead of paying $169 per month, you’d pay $621 per month.
Sorry about that.
Now she says her dream of affordable health insurance has gone poof. She can’t afford it. She’ll have to go without. “I’m really terribly embarrassed,” she says. “It has completely turned around on me. I mean, completely.”
At least she was able to enroll her son in Medicaid for $30 per month — but that might be another mistake. As the piece notes, her income is actually slightly too high for that. The state may or may not get around to fixing that error. If it does, she might become eligible for some kind of subsidy for her insurance (because suddenly they’d count again as a family of two), but it’s not going to be anywhere near what she was originally expecting. She says the deductibles for the cheapest plans — the Bronze plans — are simply too high and she wouldn’t be able to cover them anyway.
For middle-class people like Sanford — a single mom who makes just under $50,000 per year — “that is what the Affordable Care Act is all about.” This law was not created to benefit people like her, it was created to benefit someone else, probably at her expense.
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The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) announced earlier today that it will be closing 8 coal-fired power plants. The TVA is one the country’s 5 biggest users of coal for electricity, these 8 plants creating 3,300 megawatts of electricity.
This move is a decision made by executives to try and reduce coal to 20% of its total generating capacity. Two plants in Kentucky will be closed even though Senator Mitch McConnell tried to convince them not to do so in order to save jobs.
Of course the Sierra Club was at the forefront of the battle to get these plants closed. They had a lawyer involved in the negotiations with TVA from the beginning. Obviously it doesn’t help anything that the EPA keeps putting stricter rules and regulations on coal powered plants.
Deciding to close these plants not only puts many people out of work, but now this source of electricity is gone for many people in the areas around the plants. The plants set for closure include 6 in Alabama and 2 in Kentucky. It will be interesting to see the repercussions of their decision to close all of these plants in favor of gas-fired plants.
The energy war will continue on with the EPA in President Obama’s hands.
THE CHICAGO/OBAMA WAY: White House Aide Sparks Outrage by ‘Smearing’ Terminal Cancer Patient Who Spoke Out Against ObamaCare
Dan Pfeiffer, the top White House communications strategist, tweeted out a liberal organization’s hit piece on Edie Sundby’s insurance company
Pfeiffer has one of the few ‘official’ White House Twitter accounts
The story ran on the Think Progress blog, a project of the Center for American Progress – run by a former Clinton White House chief of staff
It alleged Sundby’s now-famous health insurance limbo is United Healthcare’s fault, not Obamacare’s
Sundby, who has battled gallbladder cancer for nearly seven years, wrote a Wall Street Journal op-ed about how Obamacare will affect her health
Her insurance plan will be canceled next month, leaving her to choose between one government plan that won’t cover her primary care doctor and another that won’t cover her oncologist
Obama had claimed Americans could keep their doctors after Obamacare became law: ‘What happened to the president’s promises?’ she asked
By DAVID MARTOSKO, U.S. POLITICAL EDITOR and LYDIA WARREN
President Obama’s top communications strategist sparked outrage on Monday after tweeting a blog entry that belittled a cancer sufferer’s concerns about losing her doctor and insurance because of Obamacare.
Edie Littlefield Sundby, a California woman with stage-4 gallbladder cancer, wrote a powerful Wall Street Journal op-ed that she will soon lose her medical insurance – and access to her life-saving oncologists – as a direct result of the Affordable Care Act.
But Think Progress, a far-left blog, countered with an article claiming that her insurance company, United Healthcare, left her in the lurch because it chose to abandon the individual insurance market for financial reasons.
Dan Pfeiffer, the White House communications director, tweeted a link to that story, titled ‘The Real Reason That The Cancer Patient Writing In Today’s Wall Street Journal Lost Her Insurance.’
The impact on Twitter was both fast and furious, since Pfeiffer’s Twitter feed is an ‘official’ White House account, meaning that it speaks for the administration.
Sundby, who has battled her cancer since 2007, had explained that she is ‘one of the losers’ in the president’s signature health insurance overhaul.
Cancer specialists at Stanford have ‘kept me alive,’ she wrote, ‘but UCSD has provided emergency and local treatment support during wretched periods of this disease, and it is where my primary-care doctors are.’
Both hospitals, and the doctors who practice in them, are covered by her current PPO but Covered California, the state’s Obamacare insurance exchange, doesn’t offer a single plan that both Stanford and UCSD’s medical centers will accept.
And, citing unfair tax breaks its competitors enjoy, United Healthcare has said it plans to pull out of California’s individual insurance market entirely, leaving Sundy with few options.
Battle: Cancer sufferer Edie Sundby (pictured with her husband Dale) says she is ‘one of the losers’ from Obamacare as she has lost her healthcare plan and now faces losing her doctors too
‘I am a determined fighter and extremely lucky,’ she writes. ‘But this luck may have just run out: My affordable, lifesaving medical insurance policy has been canceled effective December 31.’
‘I’m a fighter but my luck may have just run out’: Stage 4 cancer sufferer reveals how Obamacare has cost her life-saving healthcare plan AND her doctors
Romney accuses President of ‘fundamental dishonesty’ over failure for people to be able to keep existing health plans under Obamacare
‘I’m really good at killing people’: New book claims President Obama joked to aides about using drone strikes
Even SNL takes a dig at the President as his approval rating falls in the wake of Obamacare and revelations that NSA tapped world leaders
The great Obamacare con: Applicants are being told to fill out paper applications just to make them ‘feel like they are moving forward but are still stuck in same queue as bust website’
Think Progress argued that United selfishly ‘packed its bags and dumped its beneficiaries because it wants its competitors to swallow the first wave of sicker enrollees’ on the government-run exchange.
Pfeiffer’s tweet may have been a small gesture, but it set off a firestorm of responses to the unusual step of a White House communications czar using a partisan blog to fire a rhetorical fusillade against a terminally ill taxpayer.
‘Attacking cancer patients. So this is what a complete lack of self-awareness and moral judgement looks like,’ tweeted Republican strategist Rick Wilson.
Over 200 years ago, our forefathers fought a bloody civil war to free us from the clutches of British Tyranny. For the 100 years that followed, the United States was the freest, most vigorous nation in Earth’s history; enjoying an age of prosperity and liberty heretofore unheard of. Yet, in 1884 something dark and sinister crept forth from the bowels of Great Britain, which once again threatened to enslave, not only America, but the entire world.
This sinister threat was known as Fabian Socialism.
Like Marxism, it was a political philosophy which embraced the idea of a Communist Utopia, where the State owned everything and controlled every aspect of the public’s lives. Unlike the more aggressive policies of Marx, the institution of these Communist ideals would not come about by use of force or revolution, but rather through the use of gradual change via the political process. Fabianism did not seek to persuade the masses to adopt its tenets, but rather sought to seduce those in positions of power, and persons of great influence.
The Fabians were wildly successful in Great Britain and recruited such famous literary figures as George Bernard Shaw and H.G. Wells (who penned such classics as “The War of the Worlds” and “The Time Machine). According to official history, the Fabian Socialist Movement died out in the 1930′s. Yet, I recently have kicked over a rock which revealed that the slimy bastards still exist and what is more are subverting our own political process! Here is an excerpt from the official Fabian Society webpage*: Who we are The Fabian Society has played a central role for more than a century in the development of political ideas and public policy on the left of centre. Analysing the key challenges facing the UK and the rest of the industrialised world in a changing society and global economy, the society’s programme aims to explore the political ideas and the policy reforms which will define progressive politics in the new century. The society is unique among think tanks in being a democratically-constituted membership organisation. It is affiliated to the Labour Party but is editorially and organisationally independent. Through its publications, seminars and conferences, the society provides an arena for open-minded public debate. All Labour Prime Ministers have been members of the Fabian Society, while the Young Fabians have been influential in creating debate and as an arena for young people with an interest in politics to both influence and learn from influential political figures. Notice the phrase in the first paragraph; “progressive politics”. The term “progressive” is simply another way of saying “socialist”. Now how many persons in the United States refer to themselves as “modern progressives”?
Hillary Clinton, Barak Hussein O’Bama and seventy members of Congress. In fact, the entire leadership of the Democratic Party refers to themselves as “social or modern progressives”.
The list of Self Professed Fabian Socialists is as follows:
John Conyers [Chairman of the Judiciary Committee], Tammy Baldwin, Jerrold Nadler, Luis Gutierrez, Melvin Watt, Maxine Waters, Hank Johnson, Steve Cohen, Barbara Lee, Robert Wexler, Linda Sanchez [there are 23 Democrats on the Judiciary Committee of which eleven, almost half, are now members of the DSA]. Co-Chairs Hon. Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ-07) Hon. Lynn Woolsey (CA-06) Vice Chairs Hon. Diane Watson (CA-33) Hon. Sheila Jackson-Lee (TX-18) Hon. Mazie Hirono (HI-02) Hon. Dennis Kucinich (OH-10) Senate Members Hon. Bernie Sanders (VT) House Members Hon. Neil Abercrombie (HI-01) Hon. Tammy Baldwin (WI-02) Hon. Xavier Becerra (CA-31) Hon. Madeleine Bordallo (GU-AL) Hon. Robert Brady (PA-01) Hon. Corrine Brown (FL-03) Hon. Michael Capuano (MA-08) Hon. André Carson (IN-07) Hon. Donna Christensen (VI-AL) Hon. Yvette Clarke (NY-11) Hon. William “Lacy” Clay (MO-01) Hon. Emanuel Cleaver (MO-05) Hon. Steve Cohen (TN-09) Hon. John Conyers (MI-14) Hon. Elijah Cummings (MD-07) Hon. Danny Davis (IL-07) Hon. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) Hon. Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) Rep. Donna F. Edwards (MD-04) Hon. Keith Ellison (MN-05) Hon. Sam Farr (CA-17) Hon. Chaka Fattah (PA-02) Hon. Bob Filner (CA-51) Hon. Barney Frank (MA-04) Hon. Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11) Hon. Alan Grayson (FL-08) Hon. Luis Gutierrez (IL-04) Hon. John Hall (NY-19) Hon. Phil Hare (IL-17) Hon. Maurice Hinchey (NY-22) Hon. Michael Honda (CA-15) Hon. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (IL-02) Hon. Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30) Hon. Hank Johnson (GA-04) Hon. Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) Hon. Carolyn Kilpatrick (MI-13) Hon. Barbara Lee (CA-09) Hon. John Lewis (GA-05) Hon. David Loebsack (IA-02) Hon. Ben R. Lujan (NM-3) Hon. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14) Hon. Ed Markey (MA-07) Hon. Jim McDermott (WA-07) Hon. James McGovern (MA-03) Hon. George Miller (CA-07) Hon. Gwen Moore (WI-04) Hon. Jerrold Nadler (NY-08) Hon. Eleanor Holmes-Norton (DC-AL) Hon. John Olver (MA-01) Hon. Ed Pastor (AZ-04) Hon. Donald Payne (NJ-10) Hon. Chellie Pingree (ME-01) Hon. Charles Rangel (NY-15) Hon. Laura Richardson (CA-37) Hon. Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34) Hon. Bobby Rush (IL-01) Hon. Linda Sánchez (CA-47) Hon. Jan Schakowsky (IL-09) Hon. José Serrano (NY-16) Hon. Louise Slaughter (NY-28) Hon. Pete Stark (CA-13) Hon. Bennie Thompson (MS-02) Hon. John Tierney (MA-06) Hon. Nydia Velazquez (NY-12) Hon. Maxine Waters (CA-35) Hon. Mel Watt (NC-12) Hon. Henry Waxman (CA-30) Hon. Peter Welch (VT-AL) Hon. Robert Wexler (FL-19)
So, it is pretty apparent to anyone with half a brain that the cancer of Fabian Socialism is and has been eating away at the very bowels of our great nation for decades. Too cowardly and weak to spread their evil doctrine through armed insurrection; too faithless to spread their ideas to the masses, they have instead worked behind the scenes to institute their Socialist policies into the healthy tissue of our once-free Republic. They have infected the minds of the once-proud working class, making them clamor for welfare and other government handouts. They have used wave after wave of illegal immigrants as carrier cells for their diseased ideology, sapping the patriotic fervor from the blood of the American People. They have manipulated the political process, so that only those candidates tainted by the stink of their Communist beliefs receive the attention of the so-called “Main Stream Media”
Take a good look at the above list of the congressman and women who are currently in the Government. Honestly ask yourself; which of these persons are true advocates for the power of the People? Which of these persons stand for individual liberty and self-reliance?
Ask yourselves, which of the Congressmen believe that the State is the cure for every ill of society? Which ones believe that the Government is the solution to every problem? Which persons ascribe to the notion that the Federal Government is Omnipotent, and the People are not to be trusted with anything; guns, their own paychecks, or even the freedom to run their own lives as they see fit?
The only way to purge this Cancer from our Society is to vote them out.
The thing about the shutdown that angers me the most is the truth. The truth is that this debt-cpiling method of negotiating a budget and spending limits is the process preferred by the president and his party. It was selected by the president and his party very early on in his first administration.
The time-tested and legal way to negotiate a budget is for the Senate and the House to each pass a budget, then negotiate to produce one budget from the two offered, and then send that to the president. The Senate, run by Harry Reid and dominated by Democrats, has refused to do this, and until this year refused to produce a budget for more than four years. This leaves the House only one remedy, and that is to use its constitutional power of the purse to withhold funds and try to force negotiation.
Each time the House tries this, the president and the Democrats, reinforced by the media, call them unreasonable and complain that threatening to shut down the government is irresponsible. But we must remember, the House is acting at the behest of constituents who see the danger in continuing to print money and spend more than we take in, with disastrous long-term consequences for our country and every American — indeed, for the world.
Many congressmen were specifically elected in 2012 to work as hard as they could to reduce spending and get our budget balanced. Each time, however, the press spouts the party line of the president and points fingers at the Republicans. They completely ignore the facts that Reid and the president have chosen this path by their refusal to follow the law and reach a budget agreement the way presidents and governments did for decades before them.
If the president and the Democratic leadership really wanted to negotiate — if they were really interested in working together and reaching compromise that involves all the people — they would use the legislative process designed to do that. But they force us all to live with their choice so they can have everything they want — without having to compromise.
by Ken Roberts Apollo Beach