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Screw You, Mickey Kaus. ... Ann Coulter
Ann Coulter Dot Com ^ | 26 Mar 2014 | Ann Coulter

Posted on 03/26/2014 11:50:25 PM PDT by Rummyfan

I've been thrown off my health insurance -- THANKS, OBAMACARE! -- and have spent hours and hours over the past month trying to figure out my options now that the Democrats have made my old plan, which I liked, "illegal." (I prefer to think of my plan as "undocumented.")

Whom do I bill for the hours of work Obamacare forced me to perform? How about you, Mickey? You're the smartest living liberal (faint praise), and you assured us that Obamacare was going to be fantastic.

By now, Obama has issued "waivers" from Obamacare to about 99 percent of the country. (Perhaps you've heard, there's a big midterm election this year.) As one of the few Americans not granted a waiver, I'm here to tell you: You have no idea what's coming, America.

I thought I had figured out the best plan for me a month ago after having doctors and hospital administrators look at the packets of material I was sent by my old insurance company -- the same mailing that informed me my old plan was "illegal" under Obamacare.

But when I checked online recently, I discovered the premier plan -- the "platinum," low-deductible, astronomically expensive plan that might be accepted by an English-speaking doctor who didn't attend medical school in a Hawaiian shirt and board shorts -- does not include treatment at any decent hospitals.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 0carenightmare; alreadyposted; anncoulter; obamacare; obamacareanecdotes

1 posted on 03/26/2014 11:50:25 PM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: Rummyfan

Oh, Oh! Better watch out for SunkenCiv. ;^)


2 posted on 03/26/2014 11:54:40 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Rummyfan

Sounds like she should pay her “Liberty Tax”


3 posted on 03/27/2014 12:06:06 AM PDT by funfan
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To: Rummyfan

America acted stupidly in 2008 and 2012.


4 posted on 03/27/2014 12:25:46 AM PDT by Chgogal (Obama "hung the SEALs out to dry, basically exposed them like a set of dog balls..." CMH)
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To: Rummyfan

It will be interesting to see what happens as the reality of this sets in, and as people are spending thousands, tens of thousands per year more than now, and have NO medical care.

BO did not anticipate this. I wonder credibly if he truly, his spoiled self, has no earthly idea how money works, and he thought that people like Bush just ran around telling everyone what to do, eating and travelling, and things all worked out.

But single payer will not happen. this is it. It just unravels from here.

THe government medical systems, Germany, England and Canada, they are not healthy. Our own, the military medical system is often joked about, the VA was always considered inferior, and those do not operate very well. Not like private medical care, here. They are huge and inefficient and bad doctors can thrive for twenty years in those systems. The patients are healthy, in the active duty side, young, and their spouses and kids, ditto. The VA, lots of elderly and sick, but it is a limited population. And they, former military, combat vets, are the most, by far, patient people in the country. They show up, get told it’ll be a 5 or 7 hour wait, and they smile and sit down and wait.

And those tow are systems with doctors. The military pays for the education of these doctors. They can do so.

Now, with a $17 T debt, growing, and this fiasco costing billions just to run, that’s before any medical care takes place, there is no medical school tuition coming from anywhere, no doctors are going to want to be a part of this, and med students are changing their minds.

Ann is right about the Shorts clad doctors.

This is not going to work.

Any one of those politicians could use their brain and see what is happening, and fix it, at least campaign against it.

But no one, after six months of implementation, is getting care under this. THe delay is a sign to me that they are even putting off single payer. The medical community willing to go along with this, and I haven’t heard of anyone, will be as competent as anyone else who signs up to work for BO. they’ll be like biden, Pelosi, ryan, Reid, Cantor, Boner, and the secret service agents who got sent back home for drunkenness unless they were set up


5 posted on 03/27/2014 12:31:26 AM PDT by stanne
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To: stanne
But single payer will not happen. this is it. It just unravels from here.

If ACA fails, we get single payer. It's a lose/lose proposition. And most U.S. people don't have a clue how bad it is, and never will.

6 posted on 03/27/2014 12:39:42 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Rummyfan
Ann sounds pissed...

"So my only two health insurance options...are: (1) a plan that no doctors take; or (2) a plan that no hospitals take. ...

"Obamacare has made actual health insurance "illegal."

7 posted on 03/27/2014 12:48:30 AM PDT by DannyTN ( .)
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To: nickcarraway

I don’t see how single payer will work if the doctors won’t. (Unless we cut to Doctor Zhivago, mid-movie.)

I and every other doc I know has an exit plan. It’s over unless someone repeals this law, and quickly.


8 posted on 03/27/2014 12:52:02 AM PDT by dagogo redux
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To: nickcarraway

Single payer will happen, perhaps, but it will be much more of a fiasco than this, and with very very little health care for anyone.


9 posted on 03/27/2014 12:52:25 AM PDT by stanne
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To: Rummyfan
You may have an employer-provided plan now, but the waivers can't go on forever. If you live in America, your health insurance is going to disappear, too.

I don’t know. I suspect that the waivers will continue until there is a Republican in the White House.

The waivers will be perfectly fine with the Dims until they have a Republican to blame. Then suddenly waivers that have never been legal in the ObamaCare Act will no longer be just fine. The Republican in the White House will have to enforce the law as written.

Of course the Liberal Press will fall in line with the Democrats that was then this is now strategy to blame the failure of the socialized healthcare plan written and passed with out a single Republican vote on the sitting Republican president.

And yes my friends the Republican will fall for this trick and crawl away whimpering. The Dims will then push for a single payer socialized healthcare plan and the freshly beaten whimpering dog Republicans will fall in line and help the Democraps hammer out a socialized healthcare law that will condemn us all to a British still healthcare that kills the old and the young and condemns the rest to slow and cold healthcare that only a European Socialist could tolerate.

10 posted on 03/27/2014 12:59:10 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: stanne

Wild guess: The GOP has already secretly promised the DNC that any Pubs running will not bring up the failings of obamacare or the 17trillion dollar debt.


11 posted on 03/27/2014 1:09:28 AM PDT by ArtDodger
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To: ArtDodger

That would be an educated guess, based on empirical evidence.


12 posted on 03/27/2014 1:12:09 AM PDT by stanne
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To: nickcarraway

If MA continues to be the bellwether, it looks like you’re right:

http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/columnists/howie_carr/2014/03/carr_no_need_to_pay_any_money


13 posted on 03/27/2014 1:30:55 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: nickcarraway
If ACA fails, we get single payer.

If single payer is the endpoint, what do we need a United States of America for?

Let it go the way of the USSR!

14 posted on 03/27/2014 1:40:13 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: stanne
<>I>BO did not anticipate this. I wonder credibly if he truly, his spoiled self, has no earthly idea how money works, and he thought that people like Bush just ran around telling everyone what to do, eating and travelling, and things all worked out.

The closest he ever came to a real job was when he scooped ice-cream for Baskins Robbins, and got fired after several weeks for giving free stuff to his friends. The start of the pattern.

15 posted on 03/27/2014 2:03:43 AM PDT by verga (Poor spiritual health is often manifested with poor physical health.)
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To: verga
The closest he ever came to a real job was when he scooped ice-cream for Baskins Robbins, and got fired after several weeks for giving free stuff to his friends.

That would be a dynamite story even this late in the history of this sorry republic. If it could be substantiated.

16 posted on 03/27/2014 2:08:12 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Chgogal
Ann Coulter helped America act stupidly in 2012 by picking a slippery milquetoast such as Mitt (happens) Romney. If she called for people to unite behind Newt Gingrich or Michelle Bachmann, we would have done better.

Thanks Ann Coulter.

17 posted on 03/27/2014 2:11:51 AM PDT by Stepan12
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To: cynwoody
CNN covered it back in 2010. http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/18519
18 posted on 03/27/2014 2:21:07 AM PDT by verga (Poor spiritual health is often manifested with poor physical health.)
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To: Rummyfan

This is the most frightening description of what it really means to those who need the ACA. I didn’t know it was this bad. The stuff of nightmares.


19 posted on 03/27/2014 2:44:46 AM PDT by firebrand
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To: DannyTN
Beautiful !

My next window sticker ...

A PLAN NO DOCTOR WILL TAKE

or

A PLAN NO HOSPITAL WILL TAKE

YOU STUPID DEMOCRATS


ps ... I drive around the Pittsburgh area

20 posted on 03/27/2014 3:25:41 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: stanne
Crazy,isn't it? The GOP is only striving for 2nd place because there is no 3rd or 4th place available...
21 posted on 03/27/2014 3:41:12 AM PDT by ArtDodger
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To: Stepan12
Ann Coulter helped America act stupidly in 2012 by picking a slippery milquetoast such as Mitt (happens) Romney. If she called for people to unite behind Newt Gingrich or Michelle Bachmann, we would have done better. Thanks Ann Coulter.

I'm sorry but as bad a candidate as Romney was, there is absolutely not excuse for the US population to have re-elected Obama, none, we knew what we were getting! If someone didn't vote they may as well have voted for Obama. Coulter had nothing to do with it.

22 posted on 03/27/2014 3:41:16 AM PDT by WHBates
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To: Rummyfan
There are some problems with the government application of the healthcare law. The first is that it does nothing to implement Standardized Prices for Procedures available to the public.

Let me explain: Going to a car dealership and haggling for a Deal starting from the MSRP is more transparent to the customer than obtaining healthcare in America. When you go to the hospital you provide them all your financial data, life history for health and work, plus any insurance and forms of payment, all before you receive treatment. Only after treatment are you informed of the cost. That cost is set by a hospital administrator or the doctor, who knows what you can afford and they still gerrymander your final co-payment if they can squeeze one from you. At least with the Car Dealer and Salesman, they work from your Credit Score, and you finance or pay for the vehicle before you receive it. The healthcare in the United States costs a different price for each and every customer or patient as one prefers to see those who are treated.

Where is Dental Care and Eye Care - are they not more important to far more people than contraception and abortion?

Why did the politicians shield Consumer Price Schedules or prevent laws from making Medical Costs Transparent, as say the menu at McDonalds or Burger King? While there are variables, build into every patient's bill is the overhead that the Administrators approve before sending out a bill, which in all likelihood is based on the information you already provided on insurance(s) coverage and employment/income sources.

If the Conservative Base is going to reverse ObamaCare, it must start with transparency in Pricing. A good place to start might be with what Medicare will pay for a certain procedure, or what Aetna/Coventry Health Care Insurance would pay, and find a level of profit not exceeding the 7-8% the Oil Companies are subjected to not exceeding as fair compensation for all patients. Broken arm with two hours treatment, $750 or a pair of glasses (available from Bejing for $58 with single lens multifocal prescription) for $120.

I know some the pricing ideas may trample the free market, however, those who determine not to participate in receiving insurance are already charging their customers higher rates - capitalism at work. But for those with insurance, the amounts billed should be standardized.

A final thought on the health care debacle. I believe that the socialists ideas on crony-capitalism exhibited in the Auto Industry bailouts is evident in the healthcare industry as well, given that all payments are tied to the insurance company's which in turn will ensure (insure) that an entire sector of the economy remains viable without defaults.

23 posted on 03/27/2014 3:42:50 AM PDT by Jumper
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To: Rummyfan

Q: How come Ann “I Love RINOs” Coulter can’t muster the same courage that Matt Drudge has?

A: Because RINOs love big government programs as much as the other wing of the Demoplican Party.


24 posted on 03/27/2014 3:49:46 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners. And to the NSA trolls, FU)
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To: dagogo redux

this

even the sages who parrot the term single payer don’t explain how many doctors are willing to become govt employees


25 posted on 03/27/2014 3:52:14 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: Rummyfan
"I prefer to think of my plan as "undocumented."

Priceless. Good of Ann Coulter to keep the destruction wreaked by 0bamacareagaedon at the top of the news.

Interesting that at the same time the democRATS are said to be secretly pushing for new changes to ObamaCare amid midterm fears

Wrap this albatross around their necks this November.

26 posted on 03/27/2014 4:18:56 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Rummyfan

In a sane and just world (yes, my fantasy), there would be national TV commercials featuring sports and Hollywood stars explaining 0bamacare to America with their script written by Ann Coulter.


27 posted on 03/27/2014 4:30:33 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Stepan12

You got to get out more. Take a walk around and take a good long look. If you believe that Michelle Bachmann would have received more than 47% of the vote in 2012, God bless you, it must be great living in the land of unicorns. She would have been lucky if she broke 40%. That is not a criticism of her personally, but a statement of reality. Next time you are out in public, look and see the hordes of slobs walking all around you, and then reassess your statement.


28 posted on 03/27/2014 4:39:39 AM PDT by gusty
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To: verga

What you’re saying is that BO got fired from his one job in the private sector—for theft.


29 posted on 03/27/2014 5:08:25 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Stepan12
Ann Coulter helped America act stupidly in 2012 by picking a slippery milquetoast such as Mitt (happens) Romney.

Was Romney a conservative? Hell no. But I would take him any day over the America-hating muzzie-loving milquetoast communist we have today.

30 posted on 03/27/2014 5:57:54 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: 9YearLurker

If CNN is to be believed (Which I have a lot of trouble doing)


32 posted on 03/27/2014 6:51:02 AM PDT by verga (Poor spiritual health is often manifested with poor physical health.)
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To: verga

That struck me as a preemptive tidbit that the campaign got out there early, so it couldn’t come out later as a hit later in the race.


33 posted on 03/27/2014 7:20:43 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: stanne
BO did not anticipate this.

I'm sure he did, just not so soon.

One of the main goals of ObamaCare was, in fact, to have this happen.

34 posted on 03/27/2014 7:34:15 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Over production, one of the top 5 worries for the American Farmer every year.)
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To: dagogo redux

I don’t claim to be a psychic or a genius but I DID tell everyone who would listen back in 2009 that if this mess was passed it would mean the end of health care in America and there would be no real health care for anyone except a few elite. I said that without knowing one actual word of the proposed legislation, what I did know is something of the history of government and what to expect from government. Everything I see and hear now seems to confirm that.


35 posted on 03/27/2014 12:39:37 PM PDT by RipSawyer
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To: dagogo redux

The brain drain exiting the profession has already started. Hubby and I are out as soon as we can afford. It may be too late already....

I hope people like seeing their non english speaking mid level providers.....


36 posted on 03/27/2014 12:49:58 PM PDT by Mom MD
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To: Mom MD

As Dylan said, “Anyone with any sense had already left town . . .”

Historians, one day, will tell their pitiful students, “They used to call them ‘Doctors’.”


37 posted on 03/27/2014 1:34:44 PM PDT by dagogo redux
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To: stanne
I wonder credibly if he truly, his spoiled self, has no earthly idea how money works, and he thought that people like Bush just ran around telling everyone what to do, eating and travelling, and things all worked out.

Oh, he has "an idea" ......

The real difference-maker is a simple motive:

HE HATES US.

Get it yet? It's all malice, nothing else. Malice, and the will to power, to put the American People in a subordinate, begging position ........... with an audience that Obama is prancing and dancing and performing for. An audience of America-haters.

38 posted on 03/27/2014 2:29:46 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: Servant of the Cross
Wrap this albatross around their necks this November.

Then soak it in turpentine and light 'er up.

Necklacing -- the black sacrament.

39 posted on 03/27/2014 2:31:31 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: lentulusgracchus

It’s obvious to anyone who wants to look at it. And there’s no organization to the future of this “plan”.

Not any more than that of a schoolyard bully’s antics.


40 posted on 03/27/2014 2:56:00 PM PDT by stanne
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To: nickcarraway

Well, my bet is this has poisoned the single payer well for the Dems. Single payer is only more government involvement and the already added involvement has pissed off a lot of people. I doubt many will see the solution as being more of the same. But I could be wrong...


41 posted on 03/27/2014 6:01:12 PM PDT by DB
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