Heh. The brutal headline? Take a gander:

Truth. Boom.

The Cincinnati Enquirer has more:

As hundreds of thousands of Americans shop for health insurance plans on the new online marketplaces, they’re finding that many insurers have limited their choice of physicians and hospitals.

Locally, that’s translated into a smattering of new insurance offerings that leave out top hospitals and doctors, an Enquirer analysis of local plans on the marketplaces reveals.

The Christ Hospital, for example, is currently covered by just two of the seven insurers selling plans on Ohio’s online marketplace, HealthCare.gov. Consumers across the region who buy marketplace plans from Humana or Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield – two of the largest insurers in the Tristate – won’t be covered for care at Mercy Health, which has the most hospitals locally, or UC Health, which has the region’s only Level 1 adult trauma center.

“If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor”? Lies. As Twitchy reported, Obamacare architect Ezekiel Emanuel tried to spin away Obama’s lie and said on “Fox News Sunday” that you can keep your doctor … if you pay more, suckers!

It’s funny, yet devastating, because it’s true.

Related:

Whoa! Keep your doctor? Obamacare architect: HA, suckers, only if you pay more 

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil ✓Mate

    Hmmm….

    • Deborah Hallsted

      Brilliant

    • CHHR

      not for long, the group of people that pay the most are those Middle Class families that they depend on to keep the machine running… remember, socialism only works until you run out of someone else’s money… well, I’m broke AND can’t get health care… I’m done, how about you

      • Ian Michaels

        Yep, wallet is empty, savings down to a few dollars, patience going away fast.

    • ObamaFail

      Agreed.

      • 3seven77

        Niccce. I’m stealing that and tweeting it. (If that’s okay?)

        • ObamaFail

          Go ahead, I found it on liberallogic101.com, so I don’t own it. Although, if I had made it myself, I’d still encourage people to use it as often as possible.

      • John S. Bliss

        The funny thing is that probably 2/3 of those people voted for Obama, not once but TWICE! SUCKERS.

        • obihan

          Yeah, and they most likely voted TWICE (or more) in EACH Election!

        • RVNMike

          They aren’t suckers. They are either totally stupid, on the public dime, or devout socialist.

          • JeffyTheQuick

            I disagree. Their motto is, “What’s mine* is mine, and part of what’s your’s is mine.”

            *like the car, flat screen TV, rent controlled apartment…

          • Michael Castillo

            One of Houston’s top Representatives, Sheila Jackson-Lee is dedicated to Socialist policies. She follows in the foot steps of her predecessor, Mickey Leland. Mickey Leland was a humanitarian, but many have forgotten that as a politician, he was a pro-Castro Socialist. Ms. Jackson-Lee is following a decades old precedent in forwarding Socialist goals.

        • GreatGrany5

          Some of them several times in 2012

    • tedlv

      You are the BOMB.. You totally rock.

    • Daddy-Government Knows Best

      Exactly right. Nobody is going to pay a premium for an
      Exchange healthcare plan that has a small doctor and hospital network, unless it’s heavily subsidized by others. They might as well go into the expanded Medicare in the states that signed their souls away for the temporary federal money, and they might have a larger network.

      What is Chris Christie gonna tell the voters when the federal subsidies for the expanded medicare run out, and his state has to pay for it? Is he hoping he will have another job by then?

      • JeffyTheQuick

        It’ll be just in time for the Press to turn against him.

        Here’s the logic:
        Prop up a Progressive Republican early in the primaries
        After the nomination, come down on him like a ton of bricks.

        Either way, a Progressive wins the White House. Progressive-R, or -D, they don’t care.

        • Steve in Katy

          Well stated!

    • 0bamasnought

      Here’s one I tossed together yesterday.

    • AmericanMom

      And the crap really hasn’t yet hit the fan yet – that’ll be in 2014 when businesses unload multii-millions mor of their workers onto a plan that costs too much and isn’t operational.

    • nc ✓s & balances

      Yeah, we’re screwed alright.

    • clocker1

      lololololol

  • WhoDat

    “they’re finding that many insurers have limited their choice of physicians and hospitals.”

    Yep, it’s Obamacare’s fault.

    • SandyLester

      Yes, it is. Thanks for putting that out there.

    • nickdqwk

      “they’re finding that many insurers have limited their choice of physicians and hospitals, due to the increase in rules and regulations imposed by the Affordable (not) Healthcare Act”
      FIFY!

      • WhoDat

        Yes, a for-profit corporation can’t follow regulations unless they also cut services.

        • NRPax

          Well, a for-profit corporation realizes that the new regulations brought about by the ACA will cut into their profits. Businesses need profit to stay afloat so they have the choice of

          A: Close down or restrict things to avoid the regulations.

          or

          B: Embrace the regulations and lose money, eventually going out of business because “Social justice”.

          Pretty easy decision. And if the government had stayed out of this, they wouldn’t have had to make the choice in the first place.

          • CHHR

            Just wish someone would actually ask these liberal elitists one question… how does keeping my insurance plan, one I’ve had for 25 years with NO churn, suddenly have to cost me over 100% more if I want to keep my doctor & current services?
            Funny, we just never seem to come back around to the reality of the gov’t just stepped in as a 4th party to a 3rd party between me AND my doctor & both of us get hurt… he gets no money to keep his practice open & I get to look forward to reduced services at best.

        • CHHR

          so I guess for profit is bad when they have to consider the bottom line and the excessive cut to reimbursements well below actual costs? Please say you didn’t bite the poisoned apple… hate to see the result when logic & reality catch up.

          • TexasMom2012

            You notice how we are greedy for wanting to keep our insurance and doctors but those who want us to pay extra so that they get subsidies are not called greedy??? Hogwash.

        • Andy from Beaverton

          So why are most nonprofit health insurance corporations also cutting services???

          • 3seven77

            Non-profit health insurance companies? You mean Medicare and Medicaid?

          • Andy from Beaverton

            Are you trying to be facetious? About half of the health insurance plans people had in 2008 were nonprofit.
            http://www.nonprofithealthcare.org/resources/basicfactsandfigures-nonprofithealthplans9.9.08.pdf

          • Zach Smith

            Those are negative-profit.

          • Dustin Bennett

            Non-profit entities still have to cover operating expenses. There is not a charity out there that can put 100% of donations toward their cause.

          • RVNMike

            They government now sets the rules.

        • H50 ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

          Yea, those nasty for profit hospitals close em all down. ///
          I cant wait for places like Saint Judes to close down. They make money hand over fist so that they can help terminal children whose parents cant afford it. Their motto is no child turned away.

          Yea, those bat rastards, fark em! /////

          Think before you type.

          • Not The Penguin

            I appreciate your extreme patience with ‘Who’. I too once thought there was a glimmer of hope. But alas, I think he/she is beyond deserving the benefit of the doubt. Too many comments clearly aimed at getting a rise from someone. That kind of troll like sh*t is pure troll like behavior such as the likes of BSA. Too often is ‘Who’ just poking and prodding posters in an effort to garner an argumentative response. It’s obvious that at times this is the intent. so…IMHO… f*ck ’em.

          • H50 ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            Yea, I came to the same conclusion yesterday. My patience has its limits.

            He pokes to get a rise and nothing else. Now if anything Ill just poke back taking his idiocy to the next logical level. My stick is sharper and I also have my trusty toaster in a pinch.

          • karmafordems

            Who’s on the clock today. OFA pays for trolling social websites. Craigslist had the ads in New Orleans. Just where do you think WhoDat comes from?

          • Not The Penguin

            Interesting. Best just to ignore him then.

          • Bathing Suit Area

            I keep hearing about these ads which you guys keep insisting mean that I could get paid for this, but have never actually seen them. Link?

          • Matt

            St. Jude is a non-profit, by the way.

          • H50 ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            No kidding. I was making a point to Who about his absurd post about hospitals and how evil they are and just obsessed with profits.

            It costs one million dollars a day to operate that place. I contribute when ever I can.

          • RVNMike

            I guess some of the people here just don’t understand sarcasm.

          • H50 ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            Well in fairness, it can get hard to follow the thread when a lot of people are posting, but I thought my sarcasm and contempt for the nonsense that Who was spewing was pretty in your face and couldn’t be confused.

        • 3seven77

          If that’s what the regulations **require**, then yeah. That’s what they do. Same way that fast food outlets who are forced to pay $15/hr. to burger flippers will cut the number of employees or shut down entirely. Just like gravity, you can’t “work around” economic realities.

          • ObamaFail

            Libs like WhoDat live in a fantasy world where they believe that raising minimum wage is just as easy as setting the new rate. They ignore the reality that raising minimum wage drives up the costs of goods and services, and costs jobs if the employer can’t sustain high wages for several employees. Hiring freezes are put in place and people get laid off and the rest get hours cut. It’s simple economics that morons like Barack Obama and WhoDat fail to understand.

          • Moontrucker

            These minimum wage jobs were never meant to be career jobs.

          • soxfan4evah

            That was before 1/20/2009. Now with your government subsidies a burger flipper thinks they should live like a doctor.

          • TexasMom2012

            They also ignore the fact that increasing taxes on business means they have to either cut expenses or raise prices. Same thing with green energy, it is inefficient and costly. Business just passes the cost on or finds a way to cut expenses further. Meaning employees who might have gotten raises will not because of the cost of big government. Ditto with regulations. And the alphabet agencies…

          • soxfan4evah

            Only union hacks and minimum wage workers want to raise the minimum wage. Who else wants to cut their own buying power?

          • RVNMike

            $7.00 McBurgers.

        • Claire Garcia

          The insurance companies won’t lose money anyway. Within the CACA (Costly Affordable Care Act) there is a regulation that the Federal government (the taxpayers) will reimburse them for any losses. The insurance companies made a deal with the devil (Obama) and now that it’s failing, they’re not worried. But Obama should be. BTW, CACA in Spanish means sh*t.

        • Zach Smith

          Do you think free birth control is really free?

          • lainer51

            only for the Flukes of the world.

          • RVNMike

            Food for thought…. What is cheaper, birth control or babies? Welfare babies.

          • Zach Smith

            I was told that healthcare was so expensive because we didn’t have enough young people to pay for the old people. Isn’t that why Medicare is failing?
            Also, do you think free maternity coverage is free?

          • kenec

            No ,,I believe the system was sucked dry by our friendos called our Government. the system would be self supporting if they would have left the monies alone but you know how it is ,,,don’t expect to find your money if you let it lay around in the company of thieves. Start with LBJ and end with our self proclaimed inventor of the internet Al Gore. Several in between. But your theory is right in O Care

        • lainer51

          hospitals are non-profit and they are cutting employees faster than libs can spin the story.

        • d schubach

          One question. If everyone knows that for-profit corporations are evil, then why in God’s name did the president give them the power to provide insurance for and administer his health care law? And why is he going to bail them out when they go bankrupt because of the law? Explain that and I will agree that it’s not his fault.

    • Archer305

      Whodat, you confused me. I am hoping that you just forgot the /sarc tag this time. Recently your comments have been more on the money than in the past. Just curious.

      • V the K

        Once a troll, always a troll.

    • V the K

      You have a poor grasp of economics indeed if you ever believed massive regulation could ever make anything more affordable.

    • jukin

      Obama care dictates the reimbursement rates the insurance company will pay, so yes it is.

    • ObamaFail

      The insurers are obeying the regulations put in place by Obamacare. Sorry, WhoDat, but your lord and saviors failed policy is why it’s happening. To blame health insurers for obeying your God’s law just shows you’re an enormous idiot.

      I’ve never seen anyone blame someone obeying the law instead of the law that is causing it before. Not until you libs became desperate to worship Obama over FailureCare. Good job, WhoDat. You’re an idiot!!!

    • Zach Smith

      Yep, it’s Obama’s fault.

      • ObamaFail

        We can actually also blame WhoDat and every other idiot who voted for Obama because they were stupid enough to fall for the lies Obama and the Dems pushed about obamacare.

    • ObamaFail

      Hey WhoDat, you are such an idiot for blaming insurance companies obeying the law instead of the law itself, that this made me think of you.

  • DizzyMissL

    I have been trying to tell liberals this would be the case for YEARS. I can’t tell you how many told me I was FOS.

    I am loving this.

    • CHHR

      I have to say, so am I… in fact, I really do get a “thrill up my leg” when those that said the same to me now ask… where in the law did you read that?
      I am taking great pleasure in emailing the 3 pieces of legislation that make up the law and telling them to read this or that section… then of course, over 20k pages of legislation really deliver the knock out punch when they see it in print…
      Hopefully life will stay good, it’s been a 5 yr desert.

    • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      But of course, you’ll be a bigger man than they’d be in the reverse situation, and you won’t rub their faces in it. (Like freakin’ hell you won’t– nor shouldn’t you! Go for it!)

    • aliswell

      I’ve got a pair of commies for neighbors who insisted Barry was THE best POTUS EVER during the last campaign.

      Thanks to Barry’s economic non-policies, she has lost her job that was only 30 minutes away, could only found a replacement job nearly 3 hours away and can only come home on weekends, all for less pay, but still they REFUSE to admit they screwed up.

      Liberalism really is a mental health disorder.

      • CHHR

        Actually, emotionalism is a mental disorder… these fools spend so much emotional capital on their savior, they have no choice but to either go silent, or hold the line…

    • ObamaFail

      I’m loving it, but I’m also terrified. Because while it’s amusing to see liberals get a nasty wake-up call, the rest of us are being dragged into it against our will.

      • Not The Penguin

        Nasty “double edged sword” isn’t it?

        • ObamaFail

          It’s funny seeing libs learn the hard way, but at the same time we are paying the price too. So yep, double-edged sword sums it up pretty well.

          • E Quilibrate

            Great point FC, however you use two words together ‘libs learn’, I know you weren’t serious about that.

      • ebola131

        It doesn’t survive if you don’t sign up.
        Buy your ins directly from an insurer.

        • ObamaFail

          I’m unemployed so I cant afford any insurance. And I was planning on paying the fine anyway, I’m just worried about how this crap is going to effect my parents. My dad has arthritis real bad and has to see his doctor every couple of months, so I’m worried that he might not be able to keep the doctor who has kept him on his feet and out of a wheelchair.

          And my mom has a history of heart problems, and I’m afraid that she’ll lose her insurance that let’s her see her heart doctor who performed her heart surgery and saved her life.

          I know I’ll be okay (for a while anyway), it’s how this garbage is going to effect the people I care about that really pisses me off about Obamacare.

          • tedlv

            How can you afford being on the internet if you are unemployed?

          • Alex Mcclure

            You have to budget for what you can spend

          • ebola131

            Just make sure you don’t have a tax refund for 2014.
            The IRS can only collect the “penalty tax” from tax refunds.
            I wish you and your parents the very best.
            This “law” will pose dire consequences for many people.
            When the Employer Mandate kicks in next year, many millions will lose their current plans and doctors.
            Maybe a few million angry people with pitchforks and torches, surrounding the white house will have an effect….
            Just remember; this abortion is the sole responsibility of Demonrats. Not one R voted for it. Vengeance in Nov 2014.

          • JeffyTheQuick

            On the IRS thing, make sure you put on any W-4 (when you get employed) the maximum number of deductions you can legally do.

            The best years are when I owe $100 to the IRS on April 15.

            Remember, California withheld tax refunds a few years ago. What makes people think the IRS won’t do that too?

          • Bathing Suit Area

            So get a job you worthless bum! (See, I can talk like conservatives)

        • Bathing Suit Area

          How does it make any difference if you buy it directly from the insurer vs via the exchange? It’s the same thing.

          • ebola131

            There are many insurers that are not participating in the exchanges. They are still selling policies for 2014 at rates lower than Obarrydon’tcare.
            Check it out….lower premiums and lower deductables.

          • Bathing Suit Area

            Why aren’t they offering their insurance via the exchanges?

    • Wes Boles

      I am absolutely doing the happy dance now the libs are getting cancel notices and finding out their premiums are doubling and seeing their disbelief that “they” have to pay for someone else’s health care. I feel for the innocents caught in the middle of this and I hope they hold this horrible reality up for all to see. We must throw this mess at the liberals feet and hang this crap law around the people necks that voted this for this mess.

    • tvance929

      How many called you a racist?

  • radishthegreat

    He’s in if you’ve got cash. Same as before.

    • CHHR

      No, it’s not the same as before… I am being FORCED to purchase something I can neither afford or use and STILL use a fee for service to get the same care I’ve always had…

  • Republicanvet

    I would like to see this hit certain districts in OH especially hard.

    Perhaps next time there wouldn’t be 110% of votes going to a raving marxist.

    • Guy Fromage

      Caveat: with the increased body count due to #obamacare, comes an increase in democrap voters.

    • GaryTheBrave

      I’m hoping one of those districts is Boehner’s.

  • schlice

    Yep, follows O’s plan precisely. Make the law so impossibly hard for real insurance companies to follow, then blame Obamacare failures on them, which provides the impetus for government to take over. End game: single payer.

    • CHHR

      I keep asking folks the question, why do you think, despite all the issues, Obama insists on moving forward with this mess? Of course they’re stunned into silence, logic would tell them that the man they invested so much emotional capital in s not the caring POTUS they thought he was.
      When I tell them that the majority of enrollments are Medicaid, they look more confused… How are we going to pay for all this? is the immediate question they ask…
      I tell them, setting that aside, there’s a strategy NO ONE is talking about for fear of sounding like Romney when they parse the words…
      Medicaid recipients just found out their cost is greatly reduced, due to subsidies, or even free in some cases… come the election in 2014, they will be too afraid of a GOP “shellacking” for fear they will then immediately LOSE that sudden bottom line stress reliever…
      Strategy is everything

      BTW: also means a part-time jobs horizon is what 2014 will look like, can’t have those responsible MC families suddenly making enough money to get out of the Medicaid death trap, now can we…

      • forgetyoutooo

        Obama cares more about socializing this country than he cares about this country. Period.

        • CHHR

          I don’t even think he cares about socializing this country… I’ve read & listened to most of what he’s said over the years. One thing that stands out to me comes right out of his supposed Auto-Biography… his utter disdain for the US as the super power… When on the campaign trail in 2007, he said the world could compete IF the US would level the playing field… at the speech in Egypt a less than 2 years later, he was unmistakably talking about the reduction of the US impact around the world… then again at the UN just last year… “the future does not belong to those that slander Islam.”
          I honestly think his real focus is destruction of the foremost world’s protector of freedom… if we are socialist, we can correct that… Russia rose up, so can we & we are a much more independent people with less history of servitude as most communist or socialist countries have… If you truly want destruction, taking over the economy, destroying the middle class, & operating outside the constitution to allow outside forces leverage are ALL you would need to make sure the country is inhibited of rebuilding & standing again… his book says, in his own words (since he did recite the audio) how much he actually hates the US, furthermore, anti-capitalist methods are simply a “means to an end.”
          Quite frankly, if it was socialism he wanted, don’t you think he would have been a bit more involved in one of the biggest socialist endeavors called ObamaCare? Instead, he let those that have a propensity for socialism do what they wanted as he provided the cover with his incessant “charm” of rhetoric & hubris.

        • $84598387

          He told us that 5 days before his first election. It may have been the only time he told the truth.

          “We are 5 days from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.”

        • nc ✓s & balances

          So simple, so true.

    • Republicanvet

      Problem is, there are MANY stupid liberals out there that would have no problem with single payer believing it is best.

      Apply the same “thinking” to colleges and college tuition and hear them scream.

  • $84598387

    OCare has yet to see the worst. The website will be found to be the BEST part of it.

    When NETWORKS are finally seen by anyone, they will see that many people will have to wait and drive very far to see specialists. If you live in the big cities you will be ok. Anywhere out in the far burbs or even entire states, you will be sorry.

    This is another cog in the keep people in the cities no more growth plan the libs desire. Just like the mass transit they are pushing, keeping people in close.

    • GaryTheBrave

      It’ll also be distributed based on political strength. If you live in a sparsely populated area with a congress critter from the wrong party you won;t get any local coverage. See USPS Post Office closings, Amtrak routes, etc.

      • $84598387

        In all of West Virginia there is but ONE insurance provider.
        Meaning one company issuing policies, not “providers” meaning doctors and things.

    • Zach Smith

      Libs love growth, as long as it comes in the form of illegal aliens and poorly skilled immigrants.

      • ObamaFail

        They love growth. More people on welfare than working full-time. And libs hear that and yell, “FORWARD!!!!!”

        • happyscrapper

          And Obama yells his favorite word, “FORE!”

          • JeffyTheQuick

            Word, Happy…. Word.

      • Casca

        Only if the immigrants vote Democrat.

    • gypsyrose1

      Good observation. That’s part of Agenda 21 which also uses the climate change scare to get people out of the country and suburbs, According to Agenda 21, private property is not sustainable.

  • http://yourdaddy.net/ NotaLemming

    If you lost your Doctor Obama says He was a Crappy Doctor

    • happyscrapper

      And if you can no longer go to that cancer center or the Mayo Clinic…they are crappy hospitals. They are only good for the rich and members of Congress, that is how crappy they are.

  • Junie3

    They are going to have a big PR campaign, that should get them to sign up in droves. These people are such morons.

  • Ipsophakto

    Wrecking and deceiving Peter to pay Paul is economic and political suicide. Obama pulled the trigger. Now we all lose.

    Why is there not an urgent impeach/recall mission in play this very moment? Our economy is about to crack and crumble on a tectonic scale due to the idiocy and incompetence of Obama and his lunatic ideology – and Obama is talking about minimum wage.

    • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      A government that robs Peter to pay Paul will always get Paul’s vote, as George Bernard Shaw once said.

      But the reality is that a government that will rob Peter to pay Paul, one day will rob Paul, will rob Will and will rob Rob– as I’VE always said.

      But low-info Joe doesn’t worry about it; “I got mine, Jack.”

  • Hotlanta Mike

    Let’s spread the cheer – all in chorus let’s call it DEMOCRATCARE and Santa might bring an early present next November 2014.

  • http://www.nleomf.org/officers/ FlatFoot

    I like it… I don’t mind it being called Obamacare because, it’s true, I do care. ”
    –President Barack Hussein Obama [October 2012]

    Please, for the love of God, Mr. “Preezy of teh United Steezy” — STOP CARING!

    You’re killing us and the entire United States of America with your ‘caring’.

    • CHHR

      And in New Orleans last month he said: “You’re gonna find ObamaCare SO good, you’ll want to take my name off of it…”

    • JeffyTheQuick

      “And we have a telephone number that says how I feel about the people of this country”:

      1-800-F1U-CKYO*

      -B. Hussein Obama can’t be quoted as saying this, but, by his actions, I have no other conclusion

      *1-800-318-2596 does spell that out.

  • Ya Dont Say?

    HO Ho Merry Christmas..and a Happy New Year to all the FOOLS that support this. karma is a bitch and she might deal you the BLOW that you had been warned of but ignored. I am all out of pity tho…

  • mustangsevel

    Being that I have some experience in the medical field…..I was telling people this back in 2008 when he bought this crap law to light…did people really expect there to be no fall out from all the freebies? almost 83% of all enrolled have been with Medicaid…yeah, that’s right….it’s costing us taxpayers 500% more wait till taxes go up 4000.00 to have to pay for all the extra illegals and lazy people….not to mention the young adults who want nothing to do with this healthcare.

  • Larry Bavaro

    Okay, how dumb is this president? Really are you sh*tting me, this guy needs to resign.

  • Karl Winrich

    Obamacare, now exploding everywhere around you this Christmas season.

  • Bobby Upchurch
  • dareisay

    Our hospital laid off 300+, citing Medicaid & Medicare have cut what they used to pay and the government takes far too long to pay.

    Now there will be more job loss besides not getting proper care for some. Especially our senior citizens!

    And he & his Democrats want amnesty and doubling the millions of Visa workers?

    This is all intentionally.

  • Wolverine

    Vote them all out.

    • Michelle ✓classified

      With Reid and Pelosi at the top of the list!

  • tedlv

    Obama has totally killed a system that was a little flawed, but took care of most Americans. He should be hanged by the neck – his legislation will kill thousands of people. Of course, he said it himself, “I’m really good at killing people”. He has no clue how good he is.

    • Casca

      Try Hundreds of thousands will die.

  • Gstephens

    Insurance increases based upon the “Affordable Healthcare Act,” along with the penalties,are, for all intents and purposes, tax increases. You simply must work extra to pay the insurance bill for someone who doesn’t work. Government charity comes out of your pocket. The only way this program can work is by making it the largest tax increase in the history of the world. Who was it that promised no new taxes on families making under $250,000 per year? TugboatPhil has it right.

    • ObamaFail

      Yet another Obama lie brought out. Obama promised that only the rich would be hit with tax increases, instead everyone is being hit and the libs are too scared to appear “racist” to call them out for it.

    • Matt

      A $63 “transitional fee” on my employer sponsored plan. And I make about $33,000/year.

      No new taxes, my ass.

    • Veritas177

      Correct. The ACA is a de-facto tax on the middle class used to pay for a massive expansion of the welfare state.

      • JeffyTheQuick

        May I may a suggestion?

        Never call it the ACA.

        Call it ObamaCare. Make him and his sycophants own it.

  • david

    I’m sure they will be on the IRS audit list now

  • tedlv

    If the alternator in your car stops working right, do you trash the car, or abandon it for a luxury bus? Obamacare trashes the car.

    • ObamaFail

      Obama and all of the libs claim the healthcare system was broken and that it’s fixed thanks to Obamacare. That’s like saying that a car that needs one piece replaced should be junked and replaced instead of being fixed.

      • tedlv

        What I said.

        • ObamaFail

          Look at the car in the picture that Obama’s trying to sell, doesn’t that look like a ride that you could see yourself in? Because if you don’t, that just means you’re a racist. – liberal logic

          • tedlv

            My 96 mustang GT with no mufflers states my opinion. It works and doesn’t need fixing.

      • Veritas177

        The great bulk of the evidence of a healthcare “crisis” depends upon greatly overstated and often outright fabricated evidence.

        • Bluto ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᴿᵘᴺᵏᵃᴿᵈ

          Totally. Like my primary care doctor closed his practice and went to work for a big clinic. Told me it was because of Obamacare. I just replied, “Obama says it’s fabricated.

          Guess what? He opened his practice again and paved the lobby with marble and offered to treat me for free.

          • tedlv

            My primary care doc did that, too. can’t deal with the stupid new regs.

          • Veritas177

            You misunderstand my comment. i was saying that the “crisis” that Democrats used to justify healthcare “reform” was fabricated. They wildly misrepresented the nature of the uninsured population, flat out lied about the impact of healthcare debt on bankruptcies, completely misrepresented the practice of rescission, even lied about how Obama’s Mother died. If you step past the hyperbole, there were no issues that required systemic destruction like they chose.

            I am sorry that you are losing your provider, but more of that will occur, It is not just the fact that people buying on the exchange will have access to narrower networks. The design of the ACA is openly hostile to the small practices that have been the backbone of the US system, and will drive many doctors to leave medicine.

    • Veritas177

      A car won’t start without an alternator. This car runs pretty well- it just has a squeaky belt. But, then again, The administration has already argued that throwing away perfectly good cars is good for the economy. The twist here is that this time we bought the clunker.

  • tedlv

    O’bamma will go down in history as the biggest liar in presidential history. Even Clinton (dress stain) pales in significance.

    • ObamaFail

      Something libs refuse to acknowledge about the Clinton years is that the economy was only in a good state because, unlike Obama, Bill Clinton actually worked with Republicans.

      • tedlv

        Both the senate and the house were republican. That is the only combination that works.

      • Crystallite

        Plus Billy Jeff was lucky due to the dot com boom.

    • andrew4550

      I also believe that history will be far less kind to him than today’s media. A hundred years from now America will look back at this era as a lesson in white house/media collusion, and it will be ugly.

      • Casca

        I don’t know- they’ve made Mandela out as a saint….

  • chief

    I like how Obamacare is making a point to bypass in some cases attacking Christian Hospitals. The Democratic Party wants to monopolize Charity! Voting Buying!

  • Indynana

    Remember Folks – It’s the “FLAW of the Land” !

    • nc ✓s & balances

      Good one!

    • Casca

      Next time a Libiot tells you ” It’s the law”, remind them that so is the Second Amendment and Border Patrol deportations.

  • tedlv

    Really! Disqus deleted me again!

    • snarkalec

      we call that a diqusSTING !! LOL !!

  • https://www.facebook.com/app_scoped_user_id/100000337746065/ Thomas Kanary

    I couldn’t hate him more.

    • Bluto ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᴿᵘᴺᵏᵃᴿᵈ

      You can’t possibly hate him more that me!!!

      Okay, fine. It’s a tie.

      • CHHR

        me three!

        • happyscrapper

          FORE!

      • AZWarrior

        ! ..!?! …… .. . ..!

        (leaving out NSA/Secret Service keywords)

  • Gary Pence

    Terminally ill patients who lose coverage won’t die with dignity. Those with serious illnesses will die unnecessarily. #obamacarekills Spread the hashtag please.

  • Eliza

    So sad. There are at least 5 things obama did that can have you and I arrested for treason; yet this potus is still here and we are suffering for it. Is anyone else out there as confused as I am?????????

    • nc ✓s & balances

      Raising my hand.

      • AZWarrior

        Me too.

    • JeffyTheQuick

      Vote TEA Party in the primaries, and R in the general election.

      If the guy makes a stupid comment about something, vote for him anyway. I doubt that any of us here could have a microphone on them 24/7 and not say something that will get the Progressives in the press all riled up.

      DO NOT STAY HOME. VOTE. Those that say, “your vote doesn’t matter” are lying. Here is the math:
      Most elections are 53-47 affairs, meaning that 53% of the votes go to the winner.
      Let’s say there are 99,999 people voting, and you are the 100,000th vote. The numbers would have been 52,999 to 43,000 ( I rounded), and you vote for the loser, so the numbers will be 52,999 to 43,001, changing the percentage from 53% to 52.999%. Big deal, right? Let’s lessen the numbers…

      Now, there are 9,999 people voting, and you are the 10,000th vote. Everything is the same, except now you are .1% of the vote. .1%? Big deal, right? Wait… you get 70 friends to vote as well, and now you’re the winner. None of those 529 people that voted for the previous winner changed their vote, you just help bring 70 people to vote for the other candidate. Think School board elections and local mayor races. Think off-year elections, where the turn-out is 25-35%

      Your vote matters more than you think. It is the Progressives and their ilk that want to demoralize you into not voting. Not voting is where your vote counts. For them.

      • Eliza

        Thank you, well said, and I vote in all my local, state and federal elections. I can’t seem to figure out though why some people complain about our present government and still do nothing, not even voting!! Pissing and moaning is not gonna fix this.

      • nc ✓s & balances

        YES! And, when up against a Dem, tune out the “no difference between the two parties” crowd. We MUST take both houses next November.

        • JeffyTheQuick

          If they give me that, then I tell them, “since there is no difference, vote for the one with the R next to their name”

          Usually they protest, to which I reply, “I guess there is a difference, isn’t there, bright eyes?”

  • Docfiix

    Dr. Emmanuel is wrong about physician participation in Obamacare unless he means you will pay your old doc directly. Every doctor is in the “CASH” network.

  • Jani Jane

    This catchy Christmas song pretty much sums it up (video) http://youtu.be/pe_Wv7wNUVs

  • walterdaniels

    You can help to fight back, by contributing to the FBN Turd Polish Project at http://igg.me/p/604375/x/167336 (Note: I see no money at all unless fully funded, and they sell.)

  • Barbara

    Yep. My step-daughter-in-law, a medical transcriptionist, is out of a job because the Dr. she worked for decided to “retire” and close his doors. Another Dr. in their small town, has posted this…

    • Guy Fromage

      Apparently, some sycophants are trying to make this sow’s ear into a silk purse, by observing that prior to the People’s Glorious Cluster Foxtrot, not every insurer was accepted by every doctor.

      See also: grasping at straws

      • Bathing Suit Area

        Well when the alarmist claim I’d that insurance under Obamacare won’t get you access to every doctor or hospital!!! Eleven! the obvious answer is that it didn’t before, either.

        Do you have any actual cause to claim that it’s now worse?

        • nc ✓s & balances

          BHO often cites how well “Covered California” is working, but how can it work if 7 out of 10 Doctors refuse to participate in the system?

          http://patriotpost.us/headlines/25950

          • Guy Fromage

            LOL. Sure sounds like a “cause to claim” to me!

        • Guy Fromage

          Do you have any actual cause to claim that it’s now worse?

          Personally? Indeed I do, to the tune of doubled premiums and tripled deductibles, which started creeping up to current levels following the passage of this monstrosity. I’m one of the lucky ones, though. I have yet to confront a sign, such as the one above.

  • John Trapp

    Nazis: Responsible for 25 million deaths.

    Marxists: Responsible for 100 million.

    Yet people vote for Marxists in the USA then wonder why people end up dead. How many have lost their health insurance so far? 80 million? Anyone who doesn’t think that is going to cost some people their lives is out of their mind. Next time you meet someone who voted for Obama, tell them to go F themselves. I do it all the time.

  • Bathing Suit Area

    How is this different from before? Did all insurers used to provide access to every doctor and hospital, but Obama made them stop?

    • Veritas177

      because the vast majority of individual policies had much larger networks than what is being offered under the ACA exchange. So the difference is people pushed off their plans now have fewer doctors available than before.

      • Guy Fromage

        But don’t you see? Since the previous system wasn’t perfect, with unicorns named Bashir defecating Skittles into everyone’s mouths, that’s reason enough to decimate peoples’ coverage.

      • nc ✓s & balances

        Plus, if you didn’t like one plan you were FREE to choose another.

        • Bathing Suit Area

          Has that changed?

          • tops116 ✓Quipper

            Why don’t you ask Debra Fishericks that?

          • Guy Fromage

            Yep, because the logical converse, that of

            if you like your current plan, you can keep your current plan

            is no long an option for millions.

            The statement is predicated upon a choice. A choice which is now denied.

      • Bathing Suit Area

        So you’re suggesting saying that Obamacare has forced insurance companies to shrink their networks?

      • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

        Exactly. Seems like some people get their news like Obama does. :-)

    • Zach Smith

      You can keep your doctor, period. *

      * You may not be able to keep your doctor.

    • Ken Alan Draper

      Before you could change insurers, get a plan that fit you best. now you get one plan no matter who you insure with & you get the added burden of having your personal & financial information on a network with no security at all & having to enroll in lifelock to try to protect yourself from identity theft. oh yeah, and now the government gets to decide what gets treated & what doesn’t, the insurance companies had an interest in keeping you alive to continue to purchase insurance, the government……..not so much.

      • Bathing Suit Area

        You’re saying that Obamacare bands you from choosing between different insurance companies and plans? And that it’s removed any inventive for insurance companies to keep you alive?

        Does anything you say ever make sense?

        • Guy Fromage

          You’re saying that Obamacare bands you from choosing between different insurance companies and plans? And that it’s removed any inventive for insurance companies to keep you alive?

          (and then)

          Does anything you say ever make sense?

          Oh, the irony. Sober up and try again.

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      Odd, I seem to recall quite a lot of liberals insisting that Obamacare would make everything better. So, your defense boils down to “Well, it’s no different than before.” Then why was the system overhauled in the first place?

      “How is this different from before?”

      Premiums weren’t as expensive as they are now.

      • Guy Fromage

        And before, people were allowed to keep coverage they liked!

  • Millie678

    Not My Fault
    I Didn’t Vote For Him.
    Get the T-Shirt here>>
    http://www.cafepress.com/dirtydoglive.1025188661

  • $84598387

    “You can keep your pharmacist if you like them.”

  • $84598387

    In some of the more rural areas of the country you may have to travel hundreds of miles for a specialist.

  • Millie678

    Doctors are now refusing medicaid, and opening cash only practices to avoid some of this gov. BS.

    • Casca

      Until the government makes it illegal, and then it turns into black market medicine.
      Welcome to the USSA Comrade !

  • Millie678

    Not My Fault
    I Didn’t Vote For Him
    Get the T-Shirt (bumper magnet and more) here: http://www.cafepress.com/dirtydoglive.1025188661

  • $26509141

    What do you suppose this will do to the financial health of our best hospitals? Think they will still have the cash flow for the leading research they now do?

    This Obamacare thing is getting beyond bad, it’s now disgusting. Designed to kill the private healthcare market, move everything into federal control. Manage our deaths when suffering from the big C and such.

    Anyone that still supports this thing is plain evil or ridiculously stupid.

    • Adam Baumb

      Is there a chance these libiot sycophants possess equal amounts of evil and stupid? Liberals are mean, but can’t openly demonstrate it for fear of getting their nose broken. So, they masturbate ferociously dreaming of the day a big bad conservative bully gets it. Hopey-Dopey’s carnival act has launched a million tissue shots. Rednecks are getting screwed.

      • Guy Fromage

        Your model of lefty behavior is borne out on Twitter and other online forums on a daily basis. A conservative columnist for Daily Caller was hospitalized after a brutal assault, and leftists gloated for days.

    • JR48

      Honey, I’d be worrying about them closing except those that are supported by the rich versus worrying about research.

      • $26509141

        Explain to me how and why the 1% are going to support the 70% of hospitals that are no longer in the networks, again?

      • $26509141

        I’ll file that one under “ridiculously stupid”.

  • NWaff

    If you like your doctor and are either one of Obama’s cronies or his favorite 1%ers, you may get to keep your doctor – everyone else is screwed.

  • Casca

    If you really want to poke a brain dead Liberal with a stick, go on Mother Jones- they are actually blaming Newt Gingrich for the Obamacare website not working.

    • H50 ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Of course they are. Its totally illogical. /

    • AZWarrior

      Lotta bad drugs around these days I suppose.

      • Casca

        Or they are not taking the ones they should be

    • Malcolm Reynolds

      Ahhhhhhh!!!!! So that’s who the master hacker is.

  • AZWarrior

    If I have built any positive Karma in this Universe, please let me sit on Obama’s “Death panel” reviewing whether we allow further healthcare expenditures on him. Please, please, please.

  • lcky9

    I am wondering WHAT will happen IF like the 20 somethings people just DID NOT bother to go get health insurance.. ????

  • thedofuss

    what is wrong with ALL you people?? hes a politician. my God, when will you learn? NEVER!

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      Hey, it’s not our fault Obama lied and healthcare plans died. It’s also not our fault that liberals championed him as the “most transparent person evah.”

    • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

      Well, Zeke is an oncologist with a Ph.D. in Political Philosophy. I don’t understand that one either, but it makes perfect sense for Obama to make him a political-hack architect of ObamaDontCare.

  • Shelly

    If you can’t afford or aren’t interested in health insurance, check out http://www.samaritanministries.org. It is a health share program (I think that’s what it’s called) and looks like a better option than healthcare anyways. That’s just my opinion…

  • Olde Rose

    Slick Willie says it all depends on what your definition of “affordable” is.

  • checker99

    The ACA forces doctors to give patients 90 days to pay their portion of the bill before collections begin ==>> some physicians don’t like those terms.

  • Terry

    Obamacare was designed to fail to pave the way for a government run single payer system. After the 2014 midterm election IF the democrats take both House and Senate(God Forbid), Obama will make an announcement that “Obamacare was a success, but too many people wasn’t enrolling fast enough because the insurance companies premiums are too high for many Americans. So therefore we will need a government run single payer system that will eliminate the “greedy” insurance companies. This single payer system will fund every citizen in the US just like the single payer system does in Canada, the UK, and in Cuba.”

    But Obama won’t tell you that under the government run single payer system in Canada, the UK, and Cuba, people has to wait several months to see a doctor for non emergency ailments or injuries. Because there aren’t enough doctors to see patients right away.

    Obama and his DC goons had to lie to get this Obamacare bill to pass. Many Democrats are now blaming Republicans for the failure of Obamacare even though not one Republican voted for this failure of a bill.

  • renec

    Revolution.

  • Dominic

    Obama has been very successful in his ability to “fundamentally ” destroy America.All of America’s deadliest enemies are very proud of him !!!!

  • $3838536

    Doctors should not behave as if they were independent contractors. They, their families, and their services belong to the federal government. Let’s be clear on that.

  • Patti

    If you voted for him, this is what you asked for…..here’s your free health care ….

  • rocketjl

    Now we know why the hospitals and insurance companies did not fight or complain about obamacare. We have to remember that people are the key to this whole ‘ponzi’ scheme. I think is is terrible that people dislike Obama so much, that they will not let him go back to Chicago when he gets kicked out of office.

  • danm1870

    When is this country going to wake up and start a revolt??? Anything out of Obama’s mouth or any of his admin’s mouth will not be followed period, its all lies ! If no one buys healthcare what will they do, sue all of us for the fees. He is a tyrant and a budding monster! Most people are just too ignorant to see it. I saw it back then before he ever got elected, but far to few agreed, now you see what happens when you let a monster like this into office. The history is right before your eyes. Hope your happy america, most of you voted for this JERK !

  • bluewaternavy

    To the IDIOTS who think that Obama is the Messiah, and are just finding out he’s a fraud:

    WE TOLD YOU SO!

    Did you listen?

    NOOOOOOOOOOOO!

  • bill_a_bob

    “If you like you back alley abortionist/healthcare provider you can keep them!”