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Forum Post: The fiction of Obamacare 'rate shock'

Posted 11 months ago on Sept. 5, 2013, 9:18 p.m. EST by GirlFriday (17435)
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Health insurance executives were hoping we’d swallow their scare campaign on rates, and thus get behind efforts by their friends in Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Many of those friends, like Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., are members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which sent out a press release on March 14 with the headline: “Obamacare Oversight: The Looming Premium Rate Shock.”

The next day, that committee held a hearing entitled: “Unaffordable: Impact of Obamacare on America’s Health Insurance.” During that hearing, at which I testified, Blackburn read a long list of what she claimed were names of businesses in her district that had experienced Obamacare rate shock.

Skeptical, I sent Rep. Blackburn a letter asking if I could see those letters and help her determine if Obamacare was really the blame or if, possibly, and more likely, those businesses’ insurance carriers were just gouging them. Five and a half months later, I’m still waiting on a response. Even though I’m from Tennessee too.

Mr. Potter strikes again!

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[-] 0 points by GirlFriday (17435) 11 months ago

I agree. Impeachment is necessary. I think that she did and that there should be heavy consequences for her actions here.

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[-] -1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 11 months ago

I know the answer but just 'cuz, what is that answer?

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[-] -2 points by TropicalDepression (-45) 11 months ago

Theres 86 million Democrat registered voters in the country.

If you want to create a campaign against Republicans specifically, instead of the entire system, and cant manage with 86 million people to get much of any protest on the ground going...

Then whats that tell you?

If you want another tea party, they go fuckin join em.

I'm not sure how much cleared it can be than this: http://occupywallst.org/article/something-truly-brand-new/

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[-] -1 points by TropicalDepression (-45) 11 months ago

With all of this support for ACA, you should probably disclose whether you have healthcare already or not.

[-] 0 points by GirlFriday (17435) 11 months ago

I already did.

[-] -2 points by TropicalDepression (-45) 11 months ago

And? What is this, top secret?

I have a catastrophic plan from BCBS, rates have gone up 23% and 25% the last two years.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 11 months ago

And? I owe you nada.

[-] -1 points by TropicalDepression (-45) 11 months ago

So you chose to not publicly state it? How very honest and transparent of you. Why am I not shocked.

Citizens United would love you.

Edit: You dont owe me anything. But since you are bombarding the site with pro-ACA posts, if might be a good idea to disclose whether you currently have insurance or not

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 11 months ago

'Morning Jeremy, How you doin'? I see that you and your little band of trolls are doing everything in your power to deflect from the actual issue. How is the PR business going?

[-] -1 points by TropicalDepression (-45) 11 months ago

So no disclosure in the name of transparency? Just more deflection?

Now THAT is transparent.

Have a nice day.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 11 months ago

giggle So, your PR firm is failing? Good to know.

[-] -1 points by TropicalDepression (-45) 11 months ago

From deflection to now just straight up attacks. How very neocon of you.

Asking you if you have insurance when backing the ACA isnt an attack. Its legitimate question of the person endorsing it.

Why are you getting defensive? Or are you just looking to abuse someone this morning...again....

[-] 0 points by GirlFriday (17435) 11 months ago

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Ssshhhhh. The adults are talking. If you want to play around then you should go to the thread where the answer to your question is.

[-] -2 points by TropicalDepression (-45) 11 months ago

Link?

[-] -3 points by cruisecontrol (-49) 11 months ago

gf, you never did tell me who is paying you to shill aca on this forum? I have always assumed you worked for DNC, but are you double dipping now and on HHS payroll, too? You an unvetted Navigator?

[-] 3 points by DKAtoday (27764) from Coon Rapids, MN 11 months ago

Ur Off topic Pin-Head.

[-] -3 points by cosplay (-29) 11 months ago

You seem angry. Anything happen recently?

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (27764) from Coon Rapids, MN 11 months ago

Ur Off topic Pin-Head.

[+] -4 points by almondBoy (-255) 11 months ago

Obamacare was a dud from the start.