Obama No Longer Even Pretending That He’s Not Telling Bald-Faced Whoppers

The folks st the WaPo have to be wondering if Barack’s peeps at the White House know how important their paper is. After all, they scolded him with 2012′s “Lie of the Year” for his infamous pre-meditated, election-year promise that “if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.” Yet, he continues to lie unabashedly, and they continue to give him those Pinocchios. From yesterday’s Fact Checker story, “Obama’s claim that 7 million got ‘access to health care for the first time’ because of his Medicaid expansion:”

“We’ve got close to 7 million Americans who have access to health care for the first time because of Medicaid expansion.”
– President Obama, remarks during dinner with the Democratic Governors Association, Feb. 20, 2014
The Fact Checker has written several times about the fuzziness of the Medicaid numbers issued by the Obama administration. But it is like playing whack-a-mole. Every time we rap someone for getting it wrong, the same problem pops up someplace else. …

He [Obama]seems to be falling into the same trap as other Democrats, and some reporters, by assuming that everyone in the Medicaid list is getting health insurance for the first time because of the Affordable Care Act. But that number is nowhere close to 7 million. It could be as low as 1.1 million (Avalere) or as high as 2.6 million (Gaba.) If one wanted to be generous, one could include people coming out of the woodwork, even though they would have been covered under the old law, but no one is really sure what that figure is.
In any case, no matter how you slice it, it does not add up to 7 million. It is dismaying that given all of the attention to this issue, the president apparently does not realize that the administration’s data are woefully inadequate for boastful assertions of this type.

He doesn’t realize? What’s the matter? Is he stupid? No, WaPo, he realizes everything. He knows he’s lying now just as he knew he was lying when he repeated that “Lie of the Year” for 3 years. Don’t you guys get it YET? The Left LIES. In democracies and representative republics, they have to, at least until they have tricked the people into giving them the opportunity to eliminate any possibility of their being removed from power. To paraphrase the writer Mary McCarthy, who not coincidentally was talking about another commie, Lillian Hellman, every word they write is a lie, including ‘and’ and ‘the.’

We also learned recently that 20% of people who signed up for Obamacare haven’t paid their premiums. Are these people being counted as Obamacare enrollees, more evidence of the “success” of this debacle? Of course they will, and Obama will include them in the mythical “7 million.”

I’ve got an idea for the WaPo. You should change Pinnochios to “Obamas.” He’s a much more legendary liar at this point.

Hope and Change, Part 10,389: Obamacare Website Can’t Handle Appeals of Enrollment Errors

Wait, how can this be? Just last Friday, during his AWESOME Google+ hangout, Barack Hussein Obama, Praise be his name, told us that the website is working fine! From the Washington Post:

Tens of thousands of people who discovered that HealthCare.gov made mistakes as they were signing up for a health plan are confronting a new roadblock: The government cannot yet fix the errors.

Roughly 22,000 Americans have filed appeals with the government to try to get mistakes corrected, according to internal government data obtained by The Washington Post. They contend that the computer system for the new federal online marketplace charged them too much for health insurance, steered them into the wrong insurance program or denied them coverage entirely.

For now, the appeals are sitting, untouched, inside a government computer. And an unknown number of consumers who are trying to get help through less formal means — by calling the health-care marketplace directly — are told that HealthCare.gov’s computer system is not yet allowing federal workers to go into enrollment records and change them, according to individuals inside and outside the government who are familiar with the situation.

“It is definitely frustrating and not fair,” said Addie Wilson, 27, who lives in Fairmont, W.Va., and earns $22,000 a year working with at-risk families. She said that she is paying $100 a month more than she should for her insurance and that her deductible is $4,000 too high.

When Wilson logged on to HealthCare.gov in late December, she needed coverage right away. Her old insurance was ending, and she was to have gallbladder surgery in January. But the Web site would not calculate the federal subsidy to which she knew she was entitled. Terrified to go without coverage, Wilson phoned a federal call center and took the advice she was given: Pay the full price now and appeal later.

Now she is stuck.

“I hope,” she said, “they really work on getting this fixed.”

There they go again. The compassionate Left, looking out for the little people and battling the evil fat cats!

Wouldn’t you love to ask this woman for whom for president she voted in 2008 and 2012?

Declare Victory and Leave the Field: Today The Teri O’Brien Show, 12-1-13

Today the Obama regime declared that they have met their goal of fixing their “troubled” Obamacare website, so bedeviled by “glitches,” by which they mean, according to The Washington Post, that

“While we strive to innovate and improve our outreach and systems for reaching consumers, we believe we have met the goal of having a system that will work smoothly for the vast majority of users.”

This morning they released an 8-page report saying that they had fixed 400 bugs, resulting in a vastly-improved user experience.

“The bottom line, HealthCare.gov on Dec. 1 is night and day from where it was on Oct. 1,” when the site was launched, he told reporters.

As a result of the improvements: the average system response time is under 1 second; the error rate is “consistently well below 1 percent”; the online system is stable — not crashing — more than 90 percent of the time; as many as 50,000 shoppers can use the site at the same time, or up to 800,000 visits a day.

At the same time, the report cautioned that more work needs to be done in the weeks and months ahead “to improve and enhance the website and continue to improve the consumer experience.” Officials have also said repeatedly that consumers might still encounter difficulties and urged them to use the call center and seek help from specially trained personnel.

In a related story, Jeff Bezos of amazon.com (where you can, and should get the terrific e-book, The ABC’s of Barack Obama: Understanding God’s Greatest Gift to America) proudly proclaimed that during this Christmas shopping season, his company was able to ensure that 90% of orders were timely and accurate, unless too many people tried to use, prompting him to recommend that people delay their shopping to after January 2, when things should go a lot more smoothly!

Surprisingly, questions about Obamacare remain; specifically, (1) the issue of protecting the privacy of very personal information, which has been completely unaddressed, (2) the fact that many insurance companies are reporting a very high rate of errors on the “back end,” as in, by the time the Nigerian identity thieves are done sifting through that very personal information and it makes its way to the company that is supposed to provide your insurance policy, it is often inaccurate, duplicative, or garbled, making it impossible for them to write the coverage, and (3) the networks of physicians and hospitals available to those lucky enough to get insurance from these exchanges is minuscule compared to the ones they had before they got their “transition letters,” unless of course, they are even luckier, and are forced onto Medicaid, in which case they won’t be able to see a doctor at all, but, in fairness, there is a little-known provision of Obamacare that may, under certain limited circumstances, allow you Skype with a vet tech on alternate Tuesdays.

What happens if more than 50,000 people try to “shop” (another Orwellian use of a word, usually reserved for voluntary transactions between a willing buyer and a willing seller) on the Obamacare site? What happens if people think they have been purchased coverage on this ridiculous fiasco of a website, only to learn after January 1 that they are not covered? What happens when people discover that they are going to face jaw-dropping increases in premiums and deductibles? What happens when people learn that they cannot in fact continue to see the doctors they have trusted for decades?

Move along. Nothing to see here, except maybe the $1m+ dollars the Obama administration gave to a left-wing “non partisan” group for a propaganda campaign. Apparently, the incessant hectoring from Moochelle Antoinette and Organizing for Action, encouraging you to start fights on Thanksgiving about Obamacare wasn’t enough. We are starting to get some video about those conversations. Suffice it so say, it didn’t go as OFA hoped.

Meanwhile, all of the (Un)Affordable Care Act mandates have been delayed, except, of course, the individual mandate. You have until December 23 to get the health insurance that your benevolent federal government is requiring you to buy, so get busy!

We’ll also have a 2nd amendment update, featuring Nanny Bloomberg, and address a genuine irony: so-called same sex marriage, which was only possible after the institution of marriage had been destroyed by the 1960’s “sexual revolution,” may actually result in a return to the days when divorce was legally prohibited.

Speaking of marriage, life lessons from Barack and Michelle, including about how to have a good marriage.

Our special guest, Prof. Jonathan Haidt, social psychologist and author of The Rational Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and ReligionHe will help us try to understand how we can enjoy our holidays, even with your aging hippie Aunt Sally, who LOVES Hillary Clinton, and your nephew, home from college stuffed with fresh indoctrination from his liberal professors.

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Hey Obama, You Owe Me $2500: Today On The Teri O’Brien Show 11-3-13

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Will the Obamacare debacle, a cynical purely political power grab enacted by using bribes, background deals, broken promises, and outright, pre-meditated lies, be the death knell of liberalism? Wouldn’t it be ironic if the election Barack Hussein Obama, the first genuine radical leftist to occupy the Oval Office, exposed once and for all the folly of big government redistributionist policies with his signature “achievement”? Some commentators are suggesting just that. What say you? Listeners to last week’s show heard a montage, over 3 minutes long, in which our Sham WOW (Walks on Water) Pitchman-in-Chief endlessly repeated one of the signature lies he used to con the gullible into accepting this socialist scheme; specifically, that “if you like your current plan, you can keep it.” Now American people are learning the ugly truth, not only about this lie, but others, told in the service of tricking them. In these days just after Halloween, it’s clear that the (Un)Affordable Care Act is all tricks, and for those other than the beneficiaries of “Barack’s stash,” no treats. We’ll hear another montage today, and ask “where’s my $2500?”

Many of us remain gobsmacked that someone like Barack Obama, a ridiculously unqualified, inexperienced, empty suit suffering from narcissistic personality disorder, and with a lengthy list of radical, America-hating friends and benefactors, could be elected even once. Some blame the lapdog, slobbering Lame Stream Media for hiding the truth from the voters, and no doubt they played a role, but is it possible that an even greater explanation can be found in our woefully deficient education about free market economics? One institution, Hillsdale College, has been working to overcome that problem. We’ll join their project to push back the frontiers of ignorance with the Hillsdale professor who created the series, Prof. Gary Wolfram.

Be ahead of the curve. Tune in today 4-6 pm Central, for the rest of the story.

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Obamacare Exchanges: Even Obama Supporters Aren’t Dumb Enough to Go for This Deal

I know that Obamacare was designed to fail. I don’t think, though, that B.Hussein wanted it to fail this soon.

Of course, none of the following information is news to readers of this site or listeners to The Teri O’Brien Show, but apparently many are SHOCKED that when the federal government demands that the Downtrodden and the Oppressed be given free stuff, somebody has to pay for it. Duh! It was obvious that once medical underwriting, as in no exclusion of “pre-existing conditions,” was prohibited, we’re no longer talking insurance. We’re talking income redistribution, confiscating earnings from the young and healthy, forcing them to pay a lot for very little in order to pay for the old and sick. Unfortunately, many Lo-Fo voters somehow couldn’t connect those very obvious dots, even though they are so big, you can see them from space. From the Chicago Tribune:

Adam Weldzius, a nurse practitioner, considers himself better informed than most when it comes to the inner workings of health insurance. But even he wasn’t prepared for the pocketbook hit he’ll face next year under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.

If the 33-year-old single father wants the same level of coverage next year as what he has now with the same insurer and the same network of doctors and hospitals, his monthly premium of $233 will more than double. If he wants to keep his monthly payments in check, the Carpentersville resident is looking at an annual deductible for himself and his 7-year-old daughter of $12,700, a more than threefold increase from $3,500 today.

Wait–that’s impossible. When he was conning, I mean, selling the “Affordable” Care Act, the One told us that if we liked the insurance we had we could keep it, and that our premium cost would be reduced by $2500 a year. How can this be?

Many Illinoisans buying health coverage on their own next year will face a similar dilemma spurred by the health care overhaul: pay higher monthly insurance premiums or run the risk of having to shell out thousands more in deductibles for health care if they get sick.

To promote the Oct. 1 debut of the exchanges, the online marketplaces where consumers can shop and buy insurance, Obama administration and Illinois officials touted the lower-than-expected monthly premiums that would make insurance more affordable for millions of Americans. But a Tribune analysis shows that 21 of the 22 lowest-priced plans offered on the Illinois health insurance exchange for Cook County have annual deductibles of more than $4,000 for an individual and $8,000 for family coverage.

Let’s see. Pay higher premiums, and higher deductibles, Serf. What’s not to like?

Although millions of Americans will be eligible for federal assistance to help offset some of those costs, millions will not, underscoring one of the trade-offs wrought under the law’s goal to ensure most people have access to health insurance.…Insurers say the price and cost hikes result from new benefit mandates, additional taxes levied as part of the law and a requirement that they can no longer deny coverage to people with pre-existing medical conditions.

Translation: Bend over, Serf. Barack Obama’s transformation of America is a land of winners, that he picks, and losers. Mr.Weldzius and people like him are the losers. Here are some of winners.

Whoopsie: Obama’s Latest Health Care Lie. No Cap on Your Out-of-Pocket Costs

Today’s question: Obamabots, are you getting sick of being played yet?

Ah good times. Remember this one, Kids? Barack Obama, 2009:

We will place a limit on how much you can be charged for out-of-pocket expenses, because in the United States of America, no one should go broke because they get sick.  (Applause.)

Whoopsie. I hope you’re sitting down. It turns out that that bold declaration is now inoperative, a fact that we learned  From today’s New York Times (by way of the Tampa Bay Times):

In another setback for President Barack Obama’s health care initiative, the administration has delayed until 2015 a significant consumer protection in the law that limits how much people may have to spend on their own health care.

The limit on out-of-pocket costs, including deductibles and copayments, was not supposed to exceed $6,350 for an individual and $12,700 for a family. But under a little-noticed ruling, federal officials have granted a one-year grace period to some insurers, allowing them to set higher limits, or no limit at all, in 2014. (emphasis mine)

Gee, last Friday when the One was slandering his political “enemies” by claiming that their “Holy Grail” is keeping people from getting “health care,” I didn’t hear him mention this change, did you? Isn’t it interesting how they like to impose these very significant changes silently and behind closed doors? Of course, one of our Sham WOW (Walks on Water) chief executive’s first Obamise (as broken promise) was the one about televising the negotiations of his health care scheme on C-SPAN. It all seems pretty hilarious now, or it would if this Orwellian nightmare weren’t threatening to ruin our country.

Repeating, Obamabots, are you getting sick of being played yet?

The grace period has been outlined on the Labor Department’s website since February but was obscured in a maze of legal and bureaucratic language that went largely unnoticed. When asked recently about the language — which appeared as an answer to one of 137 “frequently asked questions about Affordable Care Act implementation” — department officials confirmed the policy.

The discovery is likely to fuel continuing Republican efforts this fall to discredit the president’s health care law.

The law, signed more than three years ago by Obama, clearly established a single overall limit on out-of-pocket costs for each individual or family. But federal officials said that many insurers and employers needed more time to comply because they used separate companies to help administer major medical coverage and drug benefits, with separate limits on out-of-pocket costs.

A senior administration official, speaking to the New York Times on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations, said health plan sponsors and carriers reported that their computer systems were not set up to aggregate all of a person’s out-of-pocket costs and requested more time to comply.

So, let’s recap. With a wave of his mighty hand, the One granted businesses a reprieve from the employer mandate. That was after numerous pre-Presidential waivers that were granted a couple of years ago to large corporate employers like McDonalds. Now, His Highness grants those evil insurers a reprieve from a limit on your out of pocket costs. Are you noticing a pattern? Big businesses get a break. Members of Congress and their staffs get a break. Small businesses and individuals don’t.

This latest news comes on the heels of the news of two significant stories that we told you about on last Sunday’s show; specifically, that (1) the “data hub” that will be part of pretending to “implement” this scheme–and I say “pretending” because we all know that the end game is a complete government takeover of the health care system, as Sen. Harry Reid has admitted–is going to be a “honey pot” for identity thieves and (2) another Obamise, “if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor,” has suddenly, and quietly become “you may be able to keep your doctor.”

This should be strike three for this heinous mess. Republicans need to grow a pair and stand with Sen. Mike Lee and Sen. Ted Cruz to rescue us from the destruction of our health care system, and along with it, America as we know it.

 

Zimmerman Verdict Gives Opportunity for Usual Suspects to Display True Colors-Today on The Teri O’Brien Show-7-14-13

Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman Zimmerman in Crosshairs

In addition to restoring faith in our justice system, George Zimmerman’s acquittal provided an opportunity for everyone to show us who they really are; specifically,

  • Race hustlers, hypocrites who are outraged and horrified when a black “child” is killed by a “white Hispanic,” but are perfectly comfortable with the hundreds of black teenagers shot dead on a regular basis in Barack Obama’s Chicago;
  • Moronic celebutards who took to the favorite communication tool of Beliebers, Twitter, to demonstrate their jaw-dropping ignorance;
  • Lame Stream Media Liberal “Journalists,” who lamented the absence of blacks on the Zimmerman jury, even though a jury of the defendant’s peers would have consisted of those exotic “white Hispanics;”
  • Outright Idiots who probably can’t read or write cursive, and whose knowledge base begins and ends with the latest pop culture “star,” enjoying his or her 15 minutes of fame.

The actual takeaway of this criminal case, which held the nation spellbound, was spoken clearly by Aristotle back around 300 B.C. “The law is reason free from passion,” which is another way of saying that no good results when the equivalent of a lynch mob, fueled by race baiters like Al Sharpton, Eric Holder, and even sadly, Barack Obama, who also showed us again who he is, a narcissistic embarrassment, an self-absorbed empty suit who conned his way into office by surfing a wave of white guilt and media deification, demands that an innocent man be charged with murder for the crime of self-defense.

Andrew Branca did amazing, wall to wall coverage of the Zimmerman trial over at Legal Insurrection, and he’ll be our guest today to give us his reaction to the verdict, and also share some thoughts about the message that law-abiding citizens should take from this case. He has written the book on that, The Law of Self-Defense.

We’ll also hear from Taleeb Starkes, who very provocatively predicted in this post, “Creepy A** Crackers” Should Prepare for Negro-geddon, that we would see riots if Mr. Zimmerman were not sacrificed on the altar of political correctness. Was he wrong about that, or are we just waiting for other shoe to drop?

Titans of the race industry like the NAACP’s Ben Jealous and the ever-present Al Sharpton say that this verdict does not mean that this issue is over. I agree, but not necessarily for the reasons they state. Why, even as the media goes wall-to-wall on post-verdict coverage, is almost no one reporting on the firing of a whistleblower who reported serious misconduct on the part of the prosecution? Did Angela Corey, appointed by Gov. Rick Scott, to appease the mob withhold exculpatory evidence from the Zimmerman defense?

Tune in today for the rest of the story.

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