Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Major Health Insurers Drop Children's Policiies Due to ObamaCare

This is the scariest piece of news I've seen about the horrible consequences that are already occurring because of the passage of ObamaCare. As reported by ajor health insurance companies like Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and others are dropping "child-only policies in California, Illinois, Florida, Connecticut and elsewhere as early as Thursday when provisions of the nation's new healthcare law take effect". This is because of the new law's requirements that prevents them from rejecting children with preexisting medical conditions and forces them to cover children under the age of 19 no matter what their medical histories are.

The article goes on to say that one of the great fears prompting this action is this scenario:
Insurers said they were acting because the new federal requirement could create huge and unexpected costs for covering children. They said the rule might prompt parents to buy policies only after their kids became sick, producing a glut of ill youngsters to insure. As a result, they said, many companies would flee the marketplace, leaving behind a handful to shoulder a huge financial burden.
 No wonder some health insurers are taking this action. It will not be long before most of the other health insurance companies follow suit. When will America wake up and see how bad Obamacare really is? We need to repeal Obamacare right NOW! - not some time in the future when the new law has reeked even more damage to the best health care system in the world. You can read more of the Los Angeles Times article here, but I can tell you it doesn't get any less scary.

Please don't be taken in by Obama's and the the White House's playing up of the new law as a "Patient's Bill of Rights" and emphasizing its name as the Affordable Care Act. Yes there are some new patients rights enacted by the new healthcare law such as the fact that family policies must now insure children up to the age of 26, but the fact that many health insurers are already raising their premiums from 5% to 20% certainly shows that Obamacare will only raise the price of healthcare and health insurance for everyone and force everyone to buy these high cost health insurance policies or pay a fine to the IRS. That is everyone folks. We're talking about forcing every single family not covered by their employer to buy health insurance even if they can't afford it now - and of course they certainly won't be able to afford it in the future with all the rate hikes going on right now.

Repeal Obamacare NOW!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Repeal Obamacare: Don't Vote For Anyone Who Won't Fight to Repeal

This coming November, please do not vote for anyone who will not pledge to repeal Obamacare. How do you find out who has pledged to do this? Well, go to Senator Jim DeMint's, Senate Conservatives Fund PAC website. Mr. DeMint has eight Senatorial candidates that he is raising funds for who have pledged that they will fight to repeal Obamacare along with balancing the budget, securing our borders, stopping corporate bailouts, protecting human life as well as fighting for other fiscal and social conservative principles.

What about US Congressman? Here is an article listing 10 conservative Democratic representatives that opposed Obamacare as a bill and just might vote to repeal it after the November elections when the Republicans have taken back control of the House and even possibly the Senate. Click here to read the article as it appeared on the website. Support these brave Democrats and let's repeal Obamacare as soon as possible.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Twenty States and NFIB Move Forward with Healthcare Lawsuit

On March 23, 2010, thirteen (13) State Attorneys General filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the new health care reform law signed by Obama and commonly referred to as Obamacare. Since that time seven more states and the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) have joined as plaintiffs to the suit. You can read much more about the causes of the suit at this website: and on the NFIB website here. The twenty states involved in the suit are Florida, South Carolina, Nebraska, Texas, Utah, Louisiana, Alabama, Colorado, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Washington, Idaho, South Dakota, Indiana, North Dakota, Mississippi,, Nevada, Arizona, Georgia, Alaska. So 40% of all US States have joined the lawsuit. When has this ever happened? And don't forget the other separate lawsuit filed by Virginia's Attorney General, Cuccinelli.

Why should we be footing the bill for these lawsuits? Let's just repeal Obamacare now. Contact your US Senators and Representatives. If they won't comply with your wishes then please vote the bums out this November. We need representatives who will listen to the voices of the people they represent and not let themselves be badgered into signing into law a bill that they weren't even allowed to read beforehand by Obama, Pelosi and Reid. Vote people - vote!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Unconstitutional - Let's Repeal Obamacare

OK, Obamacare is so bad it's unconstitutional. The new health care law forces everyone to buy health care insurance or pay a fine which is levied through the IRS and your tax returns. Such a burdensome mandate on all Americans has not been passed since the Income Tax law. Many experts even today argue that the Income Tax law was and is unconstitutional.

Luckily we have the courageous Attorney General of Virginia, Ken Cuccinelli II who has filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the new health care law commonly referred to as Obamacare. Cuccinelli is directly challenging the new law's mandate that forces all Americans to purchase health care insurance. And he has just won an early victory in the lawsuit. U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson ruled on Aug 3rd that the lawsuit should not be dismissed and that it can proceed to a full hearing in his court on Oct 18th. You can read more about the judges decision in the Obamacare lawsuit by clicking here as reported by the Washington Post.

Cuccinelli is right to challenge Obamacare on these grounds. His state just passed its own law that makes it illegal to require Virginia's citizens to buy health insurance. This is clearly a state's rights versus the federal government's rights issue. We all know the US Constitution gives more rights to the States than to the Federal Government, no matter how much power the feds have usurped and the states have willingly given up since the founding of this great country.

But Cuccinelli and Virginia aren't the only ones that filed a suit challenging the constitutionality of Obamacare. Twenty states have joined Florida to challenge the new health care law because it forces all states to greatly expand their Medicaid programs. I'll have more on this lawsuit in my next post.

Till then do what you can to let your US State Representative and Senators know that you support repealing Obamacare.

Obamacare: It's Bad for America, It's Bad for Your State & It's Bad for You

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Momentum Gaining to Repeal Obamacare

The momentum to repeal Obamacare in the US is definitely gaining strength daily. Here are some links to petitions for repealing Obamacare that I found in my inbox today:

Stop Obamacare: Health Care Petition


Free Our Health Care Now Petition

Now I don't know if these petitions to repeal the new Obama/Reid/Pelosi Health Care reform law will ever actually be seen by any Senator, Congressman or the President or even anyone in the Democrat or Republican party leadership, but I signed them anyway. It just makes me feel like I am doing something to get this horrendous piece of personal rights stealing legislation off of the record books. Yes, there might be some good aspects to the new health care reform law but there is far, far more tax increasing, health care cost increasing, government regulation increasing, personal rights stealing provisions in the bill that makes this the worst law ever enacted in the US.

Here's a story I just read today that proves that this bill will increase health care costs for everyone. The Wall Street Journal's online edition had this story headline: Health Insurers Plan Hikes. The subheading of the piece says it all "Rate Increases Are Blamed on Health-Care Overhaul; White House Questions Logic". Duh. The White House questions the logic? Really? The health insurers reported on say they will be raising premiums on some individual policies anywhere from 5.4% upto 17.1%.

Some of the provisions of the new health care law that are prompting these increases are listed as:

  • Letting children stay on their parents' insurance policies until age 26
  • Eliminating co-payments for preventive care
  • Insurers can't deny policies to children with pre-existing conditions
  • Elimination of the coverage caps
Did you know these provisions were in the bill and that they are some of the first ones to take effect in 2011? Of course, these kinds of new regulations will raise health care costs and therefore health insurance premiums for everyone. Combine these additional burdens with the already soaring rise in medical costs and it's no wonder that the WSJ wrote this
"Many carriers also are seeking additional rate increases that they say they need to cover rising medical costs. As a result, some consumers could face total premium increases of more than 20%"

Who are you voting for in November?