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A 12-alarm fire

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POSTED: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 6:57pm

UPDATED: Saturday, November 16, 2013 - 11:00am

In the masthead of the New York Times it says "All the news fit to print."

Well, that may have been the mission years ago, but these days, for the 300 people who read the New York Times, the masthead should read
"All the help we can give."

No matter what you want to call them; lies, whoppers, stretches, everyone who can see or hear knows the president said countless times while trying to sell "Obamacare" to the public, "You can keep your doctor and insurance plans."

Just to be cute, he added the word, "period."

Now, millions are finding out this is not the truth and the New York Times says the president was misunderstood.

Here are their words for it, an "Incorrect Promise."

Well, that incorrect promise now has some democrats hair on fire. Barack Obama will never have to face the voters again. But, for those democrats who do, they are banging a gong.

Dianne Feinstein was just re-elected to the Senate in California and she's not up for another five years.

But, even she has partnered with Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu. who is trying to find a way to give insurance plans back to those who just lost them.

A republican congressman, no one here has ever heard from, is also trying to propose legislation to bring back the old policies, but, they are gone.

State insurance regulatory committees would have to re-write laws and procedures. This is turning into a 12-alarm fire and all of D.C. knows it.

Those who are up for election, including Hillary Clinton, right now, are distancing themselves away from this debacle like they would a skunk at a picnic.

This is going to be one for the history books and just wait until next year when employers start dumping employees.

This is a political nuclear mess.

That's my point of view, what's' yours?

You can e-mail me at pov@ketknbc.com or Facebook me at KETK Neal Barton.

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Agree 100%. ACA is having a rough start-up caused by private sector subcontractors. Let's see who gets sued & jobs lost when the dust settles. Meanwhile BIG Ins cos fire docs: "(Reuters) - UnitedHealth Group dropped thousands of doctors from its networks in recent weeks, leaving many elderly patients unsure whether they need to switch plans to continue seeing their doctors." THIS is the alternative to ACA! Repubs cut benefits & this is the result.
The healthcare system is BROKEN. ACA fixes it.

Justice Roberts wrote in his decision to support the ACA that "Congress has a long established authority to impose a tax" meaning the ACA mandate was constitutional provided that those who did not purchase insurance could opt-out in lieu of a tax. Now comes the problem, nobody is buying the mandated insurance. Here comes media to the rescue spinning tales of website problems. Insurance jumped in with cancellation notices. The people speak and show govt. where to stick their mandated insurance

Former Gov. Palin eats crow AGAIN:(AP) Former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin apologized for her criticism of Pope Francis and his "liberal" statements."It was not my intention to be critical of Pope Francis," Palin wrote Thursday on her Facebook page. "I was reminding viewers that we need to do our own homework on news subjects, and I hadn't done mine yet on the Pope's recent comments as reported by the media." She slams media that NOT all are Truthful.

Insurance Companies, following the law as written in Obamacare, are forced to cancel less expensive polices that do not meet the Obamacare regulations. Now Obama, without any legal authority, tells everyone they can keep their older policy for no more than one year. Somehow he thinks that is what 'keep it. PERIOD' means. Regulations are changed by a fixed protocol, not FIAT!

Even Howard Dean is saying he as no authority do this.

Hope for change in 2014. LOTS of Democrats up for re-election.

You've been fooled by a lie. Insurance benefits from mandated ACA law and cancellations were to jump-start enrollment. When will you learn that the party divide nonsense is just another tool of manipulation. Harry Reid and Rush Limbaugh work opposite sides of the same street, pull your head out.

Obama again shows strong leadership in the face a adversity. Ins cos could have "grandfathered" in the low end policies but chose not to because of GREED factor. Either way they will make money they just chose the GREEDY way to make MORE $$.
Obama has shown he cares about the American people. Business has once again looked at their profit margins to screw us again! When will the American people wake up and elect responsible representatives? Repubs are getting rich on Ins co lobbyist kickbacks.

The Dem's passed this thing- with insurance co's blessings. So just WHO is getting rich off insurance company's? Ins. co's love this thing- they did from day one- they helped write it. So quit blaming this on the Republicans. The Dem's did this, paid for by insurance companies. Wake up, Town Idiot.

Well-- There's always the politico's last refuge: "I fail to recollect ever doing or saying ".
Or-- "You'll please have to forgive me, I am a politician after all, and my lips were moving."

I hope the house Republicans give the Democrats NOTHING. Yes NOTHING.

Refuse to fix Obamacare. The Democrats made that law without ONE Republican vote in the house.

So don't vote on it and let Obamacare DIE from it's own hand.

Do it for the children!

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