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Obama ally got $340 million to set up health care co-ops
The Washington Examiner ^ | February 21, 2013 | Richard Pollock

Posted on 02/22/2013 8:33:25 AM PST by george76

A health insurance company headed by an old friend from Obama's days as a community organizer got a $340 million federal loan to establish Obamacare co-ops in New York, New Jersey and Oregon despite having a chronic record of consumer and regulatory complaints.

The New York-based Freelancers Insurance Company has been rated the "worst" insurer for two straight years by state regulators, and data compiled by a national insurance association show an extremely high rate of consumer complaints.

The firm was founded in 2008 by Sara Horowitz, who worked with Obama before his career in elective politics to launch Demos, a left-wing, New York think tank funded in part by George Soros.

Before May 13, 2011, the Demos website described Horowitz and Obama as members of the founding group in 1999 that became "the core of Demos' staff and Board of Trustees."

Sometime between that date and Nov. 6, 2011, the Obama reference was deleted, according to cached versions of the site stored by the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine.

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In 2011, the New York State Insurance Department ranked FIC last among commercial insurers with the most complaints and 49th of 50 among all the state's insurance providers, including health maintenance organizations.

In 2012, the Empire State insurance regulator again ranked Freelancers "worst" in complaints and 51st among 54 rated New York-based insurers.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia; US: New Jersey; US: New York; US: Oregon; US: Virginia
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1 posted on 02/22/2013 8:33:33 AM PST by george76
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To: george76

Yea, i’m reallly surprised.

Just add it to the list.....


2 posted on 02/22/2013 8:35:35 AM PST by mowowie (e-ellected.)
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To: george76

I’m shocked. What,a crony gets a handout? Really shocked.


3 posted on 02/22/2013 8:36:16 AM PST by mortal19440
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To: george76

Obama looks out for those who send in that election money.

No one actually believes they send it in for nothing do they?


4 posted on 02/22/2013 8:39:12 AM PST by Venturer
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To: george76

Obammunism: All the worst of Crony Capitalism, combined with all the worst of Socialism.


5 posted on 02/22/2013 8:40:34 AM PST by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: george76

Insert picture of a “surprised face” here.


6 posted on 02/22/2013 8:42:52 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: george76

They should all be clamped in irons and frog-marched to prison....but we all know that won’t happen.


7 posted on 02/22/2013 8:43:46 AM PST by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: txrefugee
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8 posted on 02/22/2013 8:50:23 AM PST by CMailBag
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To: RightOnline

Can’t congress do anything to stop Obama?


9 posted on 02/22/2013 8:52:40 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: george76
Nothing new for our communists Administration. And with the lame Congress, King Obama will totally destroy America.
10 posted on 02/22/2013 8:53:57 AM PST by Logical me
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To: george76

Doesn’t any attorney general in any jurisdiction have the cajones to send these criminals to jail? Sheesh! If I underpay my taxes by $10 they will seize my accounts.


11 posted on 02/22/2013 8:56:22 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: RightOnline
They should all be clamped in irons and frog-marched to prison....but we all know that won’t happen.

They're not subject to the laws they write. Laws are written for the peasants - not the kings.

(Everything that comes out of Washington has to do with peasant control. The rest is all theater.)

12 posted on 02/22/2013 9:00:06 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

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13 posted on 02/22/2013 9:02:45 AM PST by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


14 posted on 02/22/2013 9:03:49 AM PST by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: george76

Crony Capitalism!


15 posted on 02/22/2013 9:07:43 AM PST by Jane Long (Whew...good to be back in FR Realville. Thanks Jim & John)
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To: george76
I was wondering why all these state governors don't want to set up health care co-ps. Now I see why. Sometimes I am so naive.

Here's what could happen.

Zero has already threatened to cut medicare in about half. Hundreds of billions taken out of Medicare to fund Obamcare,more graft /corruption. Once that is done if medicare/obmacare gets corrupted by dozens of corrupt health care co-op criminal enteriprises to the tune of say another half, which is very doable with criminals of the Chiacgo way, old people like me will have about 25% of the money we have now available to go to our health care.

There will be nothing for anyone, anywhere, it will be an absolute disaster! You could call it "chaos" surprise, surprise.

16 posted on 02/22/2013 9:31:33 AM PST by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: george76

Just par for the course in 0bama’s world.
No reason to get elected other than to “stick it to the man”, ie, those taxpayers who actually work for a living.


17 posted on 02/22/2013 9:33:45 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: george76

Thanks for the posting and easy read lucid review. FR’s who are surrounded by LIVs and have a printer should go to file click on print preview and print up a batch and spread the good news to their misinformed neighbors.


18 posted on 02/22/2013 9:34:41 AM PST by mosesdapoet ("It's a sin to tell a lie", in telling others that , got me my nickname .Ex Chi" mechanic"ret)
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To: george76

Modern Democrat Party = Mafia with Focus Groups


19 posted on 02/22/2013 9:41:10 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: george76

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2011/09/the-freelance-surge-is-the-industrial-revolution-of-our-time/244229/

http://triblive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/opinion/s_784582.html#axzz2LeH9kggD

Sarah Horowitz, FOO, champion of the part time work force, aka “free lancers” (or as known by the parents in whose basements they live, free loaders”)

laughing all the way to her trust fund

all that is missing from her company slogan is “Power to the People”.. I wonder if her office has a Che Guevara poster? Or maybe Muhammed X.

zero co-pays and free yoga! What a plan!
http://niagara-gazette.com/webextra/x1303534262/Dont-have-health-insurance-Start-your-own-insurance-company

more on “Demos”
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2342549/posts


20 posted on 02/22/2013 10:02:58 AM PST by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: george76

http://www.gopusa.com/commentary/2012/02/24/malkin-the-4-billion-obamacare-slush-fund-for-progressives/

Michelle Malkin nails this FOO crony and fellow traveler- yet another usless societal parasitic “progressive” making hundreds of MILLIONS by milking taxpayer money and nonpprofit grants- aka “venture capital for socialists”


21 posted on 02/22/2013 10:07:37 AM PST by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: george76

It’s okay because it’s not Halliburton and Bush/Cheney...


22 posted on 02/22/2013 10:47:22 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great natiorn is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: george76; MestaMachine; thouworm; Rushmore Rocks; Oorang; dragonblustar; jersey117; Velveeta; ...

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- Obama ally got $340 million to set up health care co-ops -

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23 posted on 02/22/2013 12:11:25 PM PST by LucyT (In the 20th century 260 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: Nachum
... FRegards

24 posted on 02/22/2013 3:03:15 PM PST by gonzo ( Buy more ammo, dammit! You should already have the firearms ... FRegards)
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