Affordable Care Act Endangers Innovative U.S. Life Sciences Industries

Interesting reading. Our industry may be affected by this law.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is in the news again, with the announcement that the White House has delayed until 2015 the employer mandate, which requires that all employers with more than 50 employees provide health coverage to their workers. While most of the attention toward the ACA has centered around debate regarding the individual and employer mandates, what’s often missed is that certain provisions in the Affordable Act Care threaten to damage two of America’s most important innovative life sciences industries: medical devices and biopharmaceuticals.

The dog-eater lives in a

The dog-eater lives in a fantasy land concocted by Howard Zinn and Noam Chomsky. He's been marinated in this leftist trip all his life and never had to go out in the world and actually earn a living.

New York Times, Robert

New York Times, Robert Pear:
"An internal Census Bureau document said that the new questionnaire included a “total revision to health insurance questions” and, in a test last year, produced lower estimates of the uninsured. Thus, officials said, it will be difficult to say how much of any change is attributable to the Affordable Care Act and how much to the use of a new survey instrument."

So by simply changing the questions the census bureau asks the level of uninsured goes down. Gee, why would Zero do this?

This reminds me how Obama immediately upon election in 2009 moved census from Commerce to OMB, Census Bureau reports to his chief of staff now.

Coincidence?

Their wet dream of universal

Their wet dream of universal health care blew up in their face so they have to keep on spinning. 7 million signed up! What an accomplishment! Next they'll start giving out awards to each other.

There was a study a few years back showing incompetent people are too incompetent to even recognize their own incompetence. Zero thinks he's brilliant, the failure of the Affordable Care Act is beyond his ability to recognize and the clapping seals in the media complete the freak show.

And ironically Sibelius is

And ironically Sibelius is now considering a run for the Senate. She's already proven herself to be utterly incompetent so she should fit right in.

"The law explicitly prohibits

"The law explicitly prohibits the Independent Payment Advisory Board -- which aims to control costs -- from rationing health care."

The law also had a granfathering provision regulated away by Sibelius at Obama's HHS. The law was passed by means of fraud.

Of course there will be death panels. The whole point is to limit access. How else do you think they will control costs?

Howard Dean quoted in wikipedia:

"Howard Dean, a consultant for Washington, D.C.-based lobbying firm McKenna, Long and Aldridge and former Democratic Governor of Vermont, believes the IPAB will fail to control costs and should be abolished. He opposes the premise of the board, writing in the Wall Street Journal that it is "a health-care rationing body" and that "rate setting—the essential mechanism of the IPAB—has a 40-year track record of failure."[45]"

ORIGINAL STORY: Mark Halperin

ORIGINAL STORY: Mark Halperin raised the specter of the notorious Obamacare "death panels" during an interview on Monday.

Halperin was speaking to Newsmax host Steve Malzberg when the subject came up.

"You believe there will be rationing, aka death panels?" Malzberg asked.

"It's built into the plan," Halperin said. "It's not like a guess or like a judgment. That's going to be part of how costs are controlled."

Talking Points Memo pointed out that rationing was not actually "built into the plan":

In fact, the Affordable Care Act does not include death panels.
The law explicitly prohibits the Independent Payment Advisory Board -- which aims to control costs -- from rationing health care.

Lest we forget, the "death panel" idea was chosen as PolitiFact's "Lie of the Year" back in 2009.

MALZBERG, HOST: A lot of

MALZBERG, HOST: A lot of people said you weren’t going to be able to keep your health care, but also they focused on the death panels, which will be coming, call them what you will, rationing, is part of it...

HALPERIN: No, I agree, and that’s going to be a huge issue, and that’s something else on which the president was not fully forthcoming and straightforward.

MALZBERG: So, you believe there will be rationing, a.k.a. death panels?

HALPERIN: It's built into the plan. It's not like a guess or like a judgment. That's going to be part of how costs are controlled.

Hilarious, the candidate

Hilarious, the candidate replacing Sibelius at HHS did her duty for the Clintons by going through Vince Foster's trash when he was killed.

Doesn't that set off any alarm bells lefties?

"One of the dog-eaters

"One of the dog-eaters biggest crimes was the squandering of our victory in Iraq. He couldn't have George W. Bush be right so now the black flag of Al Qaeda flies over Fallujah.

He's fine with that. He spits on Christians and Jews and fawns all over their oppressors, the Islamists."

And in doing so he's created enemies of a large chunk of the US military and the Government knows it. That's why they're constantly labeling Iraq Veterans as "Terrorists" and forcing them to turn over any guns they may have. They are afraid of them and they should be.

So many liars!

So many liars!

SEN. HARRY REID (D-Nev.): “In

SEN. HARRY REID (D-Nev.): “In fact, one of our core principles is that if you like the health care you have, you can keep it.” (Sen. Reid, Congressional Record, S.8642, 8/3/09)

SEN. RICHARD DURBIN: “We believe — and we stand by this — if you like your current health insurance plan, you will be able to keep it, plain and simple, straightforward.” (Sen. Durbin, Congressional Record, S.6401, 6/10/09)

SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): “If you like your insurance, you keep it.” (U.S. Senate, Finance Committee, Bill Mark-Up, 9/29/09)

SEN. PATTY MURRAY (D-Wash.): “Again, if you like what you have, you will be able to keep it. Let me say this again: If you like what you have, when our legislation is passed and signed by the President, you will be able to keep it.” (Sen. Murray, Congressional Record, S.6400, 6/10/09)

SEN. MAX BAUCUS (D-Mont.): “That is why one of the central promises of health care reform has been and is: If you like what you have, you can keep it. That is critically important. If a person has a plan, and he or she likes it, he or she can keep it.” (Sen. Baucus, Congressional Record, S.7676, 9/29/10)

SEN. TOM HARKIN (D-Iowa): “One of the things we put in the health care bill when we designed it was the protection for consumers to keep the plan they have if they like it; thus, the term ‘grandfathered plans.’ If you have a plan you like — existing policies — you can keep them. … we said, if you like a plan, you get to keep it, and you can grandfather it in.” (Sen. Harkin, Congressional Record, S.7675-6, 9/29/10)

THEN-REP. TAMMY BALDWIN (D-Wis.): “Under the bill, if you like the insurance you have now, you may keep it and it will improve.” (Rep. Baldwin, Press Release, 3/18/10)

SEN. MARK BEGICH (D-Alaska): “If you got a doctor now, you got a medical professional you want, you get to keep that. If you have an insurance program or a health care policy you want of ideas, make sure you keep it. That you can keep who you want.” (Sen. Begich, Townhall Event, 7/27/09)

SEN. MICHAEL BENNET (D-Colo.): “We should begin with a basic principle: if you have coverage and you like it, you can keep it. If you have your doctor, and you like him or her, you should be able to keep them as well. We will not take that choice away from you.” (Sen. Bennet, Press Release, 6/11/09)

SEN. BARBARA BOXER (D-Calif.): “So we Democrats want people to be able to keep the health care they have. And the answer to that is choice of plans. And in the exchange, we’re going to have lots of different plans, and people will be able to keep the health care coverage they need and they want.” (Sen. Boxer, Press Release, 2/8/11)

SEN. SHERROD BROWN (D-Ohio): “Our Democrat bill says if you have health insurance and you like it, you can keep it…”(Sen. Brown, Congressional Record, S.12612, 12/7/09)

SEN. BEN CARDIN (D-Md.): “For the people of Maryland, this bill will provide a rational way in which they can maintain their existing coverage…” (Sen. Cardin, Congressional Record, S.13798, 12/23/09)

SEN. BOB CASEY (D-Pa.): “I also believe this Democrat legislation and the bill we are going to send to President Obama this fall will also have secure choices. If you like what you have, you like the plan you have, you can keep it. It is not going to change.” (Sen. Casey, Congressional Record, S.8070, 7/24/09)

SEN. KAY HAGAN (D-N.C.): ‘People who have insurance they’re happy with can keep it’ “We need to support the private insurance industry so that people who have insurance they’re happy with can keep it while also providing a backstop option for people without access to affordable coverage.” (“Republicans Vent As Other Compromise Plans Get Aired,” National Journal’s Congress Daily, 6/18/09)

SEN. MARY LANDRIEU (D-La.): “If you like the insurance that you have, you’ll be able to keep it.” (MSNBC’s Hardball, 12/16/09)

SEN. PAT LEAHY (D-Vt.): “[I]f you like the insurance you now have, keep the insurance you have.” (CNN’s “Newsroom,” 10/22/09)

SEN. BOB MENENDEZ (D-N.J.): “If you like what you have, you get to keep it” “Menendez is a member of the Senate Finance Committee, which is expected to release a bill later this week. He stressed that consumers who are satisfied with their plans won’t have to change. ‘If you like what you have, you get to keep it,’ he said.” (“Health Care Plan Would Help N.J., Menendez Says,” The Record, 6/19/09)

SEN. JEFF MERKLEY (D-Oreg.): “[E]nsuring that those who like their insurance get to keep it” “The HELP Committee bill sets forward a historic Democrat plan that will, for the first time in American history, give every American access to affordable health coverage, reduce costs, and increase choice, while ensuring that those who like their insurance get to keep it.” (Sen. Merkley, Press Release, 7/15/09)

SEN. BARBARA MIKULSKI (D-Md.): “It means that if you like the insurance you have now, you can keep it.” (Sen. Mikulski, Press Release, 12/24/09)

SEN. JAY ROCKEFELLER (D-W.Va.): “I want people to know, the President’s promise that if you like the coverage you have today you can keep it is a pledge we intend to keep.” (U.S. Senate, Finance Committee, Hearing, 9/23/09)

SEN. JACK REED (D-R.I.): “If you like the insurance you have, you can choose to keep it.” (Sen. Reed, Town Hall Event, 6/25/09)

SEN. BERNIE SANDERS (I-Vt.): “‘If you have coverage you like, you can keep it,’ says Sen. Sanders.” (“Sick And Wrong,” Rolling Stone, 4/5/10)

SEN. JEANNE SHAHEEN (D-N.H.): ‘if you have health coverage that you like, you get to keep it’ “My understanding … is that … if you have health coverage that you like you can keep it. As I said, you may have missed my remarks at the beginning of the call, but one of the things I that I said as a requirement that I have for supporting a Democrat bill is that if you have health coverage that you like you should be able to keep that. …under every scenario that I’ve seen, if you have health coverage that you like, you get to keep it.” (Sen. Shaheen, “Health Care Questions From Across New Hampshire,” Accessed 11/13/13)

SEN. DEBBIE STABENOW (D-Mich.): “As someone who has a large number of large employers in my state, one of the things I appreciate about the Democrat chairman’s remark is — is the grandfathering provisions, the fact that the people in my state, 60 percent of whom have insurance, are going to be able to keep it. And Mr. Chairman, I appreciate that. That’s a strong commitment. It’s clear in the bill … I appreciate the strong commitment on your part and the president to make sure that if you have your insurance you can keep it. That’s the bottom line for me.” (U.S. Senate, Finance Committee, Bill Mark-Up, 9/24/09)

SEN. JON TESTER (D-Mont.): “‘If you like your coverage, you’ll be able to keep it,’ Tester said, adding that if Medicare changes, it will only become stronger”. (“Tester In Baker To Discuss Health Care,” The Fallon County Times, 11/20/09)

SEN. TOM UDALL (D-N.Mex.): “Some worried reform would alter their current coverage. It won’t. If you like your current plan, you can keep it.” (“What I Learned: About Health Care Reform This Summer, By Your Lawmakers In Congress,” Albuquerque Journal, 9/8/09)

SEN. SHELDON WHITEHOUSE (D-R.I.): “..it honors President Obama’s programs and the promise of all of the Presidential candidates that if you like the plan you have, you get to keep it. You are not forced out of anything.” (Sen. Whitehouse, Congressional Record, S.8668, 8/3/09)

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) the 60th vote on Obamacare: "people who are happy with their current plan, wouldn't need to change it."

One of the dog-eaters biggest

One of the dog-eaters biggest crimes was the squandering of our victory in Iraq. He couldn't have George W. Bush be right so now the black flag of Al Qaeda flies over Fallujah.

He's fine with that. He spits on Christians and Jews and fawns all over their oppressors, the Islamists.

There are sure a bunch of

There are sure a bunch of bigoted dumb shits on this site!

And the fun continues. Lets

And the fun continues. Lets hope that the gay transvestite illegal immigrant pedophile is going through even worse drama thanks to Odumbasscare.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/apr/10/johnson-health-care-on-h...

Actually, I believe he was an

Actually, I believe he was an illegal immigrant transvestite pedophile, just to be completely accurate.

I'm glad the gay guy is gone.

I'm glad the gay guy is gone. All he talked about was how wonderful Obamacare is and he never talked about how we repeal it.

Political Ties of Top Billers

Political Ties of Top Billers for Medicare
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MIAMI — Two Florida doctors who received the nation’s highest Medicare reimbursements in 2012 are both major contributors to Democratic Party causes, and they have turned to the political system in recent years to defend themselves against suspicions that they may have submitted fraudulent or excessive charges to the federal government.

The pattern of large Medicare payments and six-figure political donations shows up among several of the doctors whose payment records were released for the first time this week by the Department of Health and Human Services. For years, the department refused to make the data public, and finally did so only after being sued by The Wall Street Journal.

Topping the list is Dr. Salomon E. Melgen, 59, an ophthalmologist from North Palm Beach, Fla., who received $21 million in Medicare reimbursements in 2012 alone. The doctor billed a bulk of his reimbursements for Lucentis, a medication used to treat macular degeneration made by a company that pays generous rebates to its doctors.

Well, the feckless man-child

Well, the feckless man-child has gotten himself kicked out of Saudi Arabia. After a two hour meeting with King Abdullah the Saudis withdrew the dog-eaters dinner invitation. Apparently they finally realize Zero will let Iran go nuke.

Heckuvajob Odumbo!

He can't admit he is wrong

He can't admit he is wrong because his primary goal is to cripple this Country morally, economically, and militarily. So far, he's hitting on all cylinders.

Why can't Hussein admit he

Why can't Hussein admit he was wrong? We have millions of people losing their jobs and their healthcare due to the ego of one man!

from NJ dot com today: While

from NJ dot com today:

While the federal government was trumpeting the benefits of Obamacare to boost enrollment earlier this year, about 1,800 families in New Jersey were receiving letters telling them their children would be losing their health coverage last week.

The Affordable Care Act — the federal law that mandates everyone have insurance — effectively killed FamilyCare Advantage, a low-cost option for kids in New Jersey created six years ago for parents who earned too much to qualify for Medicaid and other subsidized programs but too little to buy on a policy on their own. The state program was the first of its kind in the nation.

Looks like the nigger lover

Looks like the nigger lover took off with his tail between his legs. Like his idol, the Great Zero, he's all about declarations. Put some facts before him and poof.

Putin said that negotiating with Zero is like playing chess with a pigeon. The pigeon knocks over all the chess pieces, shits on the chessboard, and then struts around like he won.

The same can be said about any brain dead liberal, only I think pigeons are actually smarter.

Jack Kelly at

Jack Kelly at Realclearpolitics today:

It’s clear, now, that every promise Democrats made about Obamacare was false. You can’t always keep your doctor if you want to. Health insurance premiums for many people have gone way up, not down. So has government spending on health care. Many of the uninsured don’t like Obamacare and don’t plan to buy it.

And it’s clear, too, that this administration couldn’t organize a two-car funeral.

The assumption Democrats made that, once implemented, Obamacare would be popular ranks up there with Custer’s assumption there were only a few Indians at the Little Big Horn. In an AP/​GFK poll March 28 in which 30 percent of respondents were Democrats, Obamacare drew support from just 26 percent.

Soon, Democrats may look back wistfully on that poll as a high water mark. When they wrote the Obamacare law, they front-loaded what they thought were the goodies and postponed the pain. So they should know better than anyone what’s coming down the pike.

I understand why, despite this, President Obama won’t let go of his “signature legislative achievement.”

Even the healthy locked out

Even the healthy locked out of 2014 policies now
April 4, 2014 2:59 PM ET
By By CONNIE CASS

WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans thinking about buying health insurance on their own later this year, or maybe switching to a different insurer, are probably out of luck. The policies are going off the market as a little-noticed consequence of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

With limited exceptions, insurance companies have stopped selling until next year the sorts of individual plans that used to be available year-round. That locks out many of the young and healthy as well as the sick and injured, even those who can afford to buy without government subsidies.

"Now they're stuck," said Bonnie Milani, an independent insurance broker in Los Angeles, who says she warned her customers last year that the change was coming. "It just closes everything down."

The next wide-open chance to sign up comes in November, when enrollment for 2015 begins in the government-run insurance marketplaces created by the health care law. Companies are following that schedule even for the plans they sell outside the federal and state exchanges.

The health care law allows insurers to keep selling all year. But it also creates the conditions prompting them to stop.

The law, which requires nearly all Americans to be insured or pay a fine, bans insurers from rejecting customers because of poor health. The companies say that makes it too risky to sell to individuals year-round.

Peggy Noonan's column in the

Peggy Noonan's column in the Wall Street Journal today:

Put aside the numbers for a moment, and the daily argument.

"Seven point one million people have signed up!"

"But six million people lost their coverage and were forced onto the exchanges! That's no triumph, it's a manipulation. And how many of the 7.1 million have paid?"

"We can't say, but 7.1 million is a big number and redeems the program."

"Is it a real number?"

"Your lack of trust betrays a dark and conspiratorial right-wing mindset."

As I say, put aside the argument, step back and view the thing at a distance. Support it or not, you cannot look at ObamaCare and call it anything but a huge, historic mess. It is also utterly unique in the annals of American lawmaking and government administration.

Its biggest proponent in Congress, the Democratic speaker of the House, literally said—blithely, mindlessly, but in a way forthcomingly—that we have to pass the bill to find out what's in it. It is a cliché to note this. But really, Nancy Pelosi's statement was a historic admission that she was fighting hard for something she herself didn't understand, but she had every confidence regulators and bureaucratic interpreters would tell her in time what she'd done. This is how we make laws now.

What's this 7 million

What's this 7 million crap?

Wasn't this supposed to get 45 million uninsured?

He overturned the healthcare system of 330 million people for THIS?!?!?!

You win Mr. Racist. This

You win Mr. Racist. This thread is now yours alone. Lowering myself to your level is no longer an acceptable option.

Oh, and if you're wondering

Oh, and if you're wondering why the President eats dogs there's a simple explanation for that too. You see, the President was born of a jackal and, as any Zoologist will tell you, jackals and dogs are mortal enemies.

Thus, ends the lesson, not that you have the brain power to comprehend any of this.

I can explain. In the runup

I can explain. In the runup to the ACA's passage our dog-eating President claimed over and over again that you would be able to keep your plan etc. And in fact there was a grandfather provision in the bill. Months after the ACA's passage HHS removed the provision making millions of plans illegal in that they didn't supply the 10 "essential benefits". People lost their plans and had to sign up for more costly plans eliminating choice in hospitals and doctors and so forth. So the President (who eats dogs) kicked off 6 million people previously insured and signed up 7 and he celebrates!

The entire basis of the ACA is fraud.

People have lost their insurance, premiums and deductibles are going up. Working people have lost thei hours and businesses have held back hiring. Taxes and regulation are inhibiting the supply of health care and people who were previously happy with their insurance no face lack of access to the health care they require.

This is not arguable.

The President already has delayed employer mandates til after the election so he recognizes the ACA is crap, he just doesn't know how to get out of the corner he's painted himself and his party in.

This is the biggest domestic policy blunder in our lifetimes.

You have no clue what facts

You have no clue what facts and data are. Everything you write about is a prophecy of doom in the future: This WILL happen, that WILL happen. ACA WILL ruin everything. Well, so far there is little real sign that your predictions are coming true. All we get from you is hysterical panic that has no basis whatsoever. How about taking a vacation for a year or two and come back if and when you actually have some evidence to support your ranting. Americans are getting quite tired of your fear tactics and bored with your lies and distortions. I am just so happy that I ignored all of your false prophecies and managed to profit very handsomely from the big run up in healthcare stocks during the past 12-15 months. Despite the title of this thread, there is little evidence that the healthcare sector is being hurt one iota by ACA.

The impact on employers is just another one of your red herrings. There is absolutely no logical reason why healthcare should be tied to employment whatsoever any more than there would be to tie auto insurance to your job. I doubt you have any idea of how the healthcare-employer relationship came about in the first place, and doubt you can figure out how to justify its continuance. The reality is that employers were facing major healthcare insurance cost increases long before ACA due to a number of factors that have increased the actual cost. In fact, the very limited data to date suggests that the rate of healthcare inflation has slowed since ACA was enacted ... just the opposite of what you would want to believe. The employer issue is almost completely independent of the ACA issues, but apparently you can't seem to separate the two.

And I'm still eagerly awaiting a single piece of evidence of those death panels you tried to scare us with. The only death panels that ever existed were the ones from insurance companies who have a mission of denying any claims they think they can get away with. It is the insurance companies who are the ones with the reputation of saying: sorry, that procedure or medication isn't covered or, sorry, but your policy will only cover 10 % of the cost.

Sorry if the real facts get in the way of your lies and distortions. Try reality for once for the truth shall set you free.

"How many were previously

"How many were previously uninsured?"

Only about a third and most of those are now on Medicaid. The rest were forced to sign up for the "new and Improved" plans that they can not afford because the new premiums are more than their mortgages.

Then, of course, there's this:

http://freebeacon.com/issues/employers-say-obamacare-will-cost-them-5000...

When employers are concerned that a massive legislative scheme will cost them significantly more for each employee, there concerns will materially affect expansion, hiring, retention, and contraction decisions.

One would think that even a braindead liberal could understand such a simple proposition. But hey, we're talking more hope and change here, not facts.

duh Obamacare canceled my

duh Obamacare canceled my health insurance duh I signed up for new insurance on healthcare dot gov. Now I have health insurance duh Thanks Obama! duh

How pathetic! 7 million is

How pathetic! 7 million is your talking point?

How many were previously uninsured?

How many were kicked off their old plans?

LOL

Seven million, baby. Even

Seven million, baby. Even with the disastrous start, people want this thing. What is your plan to take healthcare away from the seven million who signed up at the Federal site, not to mention all of those who signed up at state sites, those now eligible for Medicaid in states that opted in, and for those kids up to age 26 who can now stay on their parents plan? What is your plan to take away the banning of payout limits and cancellations due to pre-existing conditions?

You sure know how to be disgusting with the name calling and your sexually suggesting idiocy. Do you have anything to offer that is relevant to the subject? And, in case you haven't noticed, there have been no mass layoffs, no death panels, and no clearly measurable negative affects to date from ACA. Your predictions to date are batting zero and there is no reason to fear your doomsday scenario for the future. We are Americans and small minds like yours can't scare us with your lies, exaggerations, and dire threats.

Score as of today:

ACA: 7 million plus
You: 1

Reality can be a bitch when you have to deal with data, eh?

You aren't even as good as Denver was in the Super Bowl.

Don't you ever get tired of

Don't you ever get tired of making doomsday predictions that never come true? We are not Germans or Russians who can be bullied by liars and those who look for scapegoats to make up for their own inadequacies. You and your reactionary crowd have been telling us for over four years that America was doomed by ACA and that a major, irrevocable disaster would occur because of it. Well, we are still waiting, because other than a rise in hot air from your side, nothing bad has happened at all. Please don't bother us again with the issue over substandard healthcare policies that are not deemed acceptable by OUR government. They are the equivalent of having auto insurance coverage for only $500 per accident .... not worth the paper on which they are printed. ACA is actually a good thing for people who held such policies which only led the policy holders into a false sense of security. Between the high deductibles and low maximum annual payouts of these policies, they pretty much border on fraud. Once again, real facts don't matter to you, which is one reason you are in such a minority. But, then again, your issue isn't really ACA as much as it is a matter of skin colour.

You must be getting even more desperate if you have to end you posts with such childish, junior high school language. Does your mommy know what you are doing on your computer, little boy? I don't need to resort to such immaturity simply because I am better than you and there isn't thing one that you can do about that reality.

The massive increase in your

The massive increase in your tax bill thanks to all of those new Medicaid enrollees is gonna hurt.

HAHAHAHHHAHHHAHHAHHAHGHHAHHHH

SUCKMYDICKBITCHYOUWHINNYLITTLEPISSANT

When you can get 6 million

When you can get 6 million people to subscribe to your agenda, and, in particular, after an abysmal initial rollout, then you can talk. And more people are waiting in line to still sign up for ACA. There is even an outside possibility that when the last minute rush is added in, that ACA may actually get close to the original 7 million they had hoped for. Pretty amazing considering how bad the first two months were (and, yes, I do blame Obama for not having managed the website construction better than he and his staff did).

Real data is a bitch, isn't it when it contradicts your entire agenda of blindly opposing ACA.

HAHAHAHAHA

The ACA is very popular-

The ACA is very popular- NOT!

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/mar/28/obama-health-law-fails-g...

Hey, jerk. Your side was the

Hey, jerk. Your side was the one that insisted on spending caps and now you don't like the consequences.

Wah, Wah, Wah.

I seem to remember that it was your side that opposed US involvement in WW II and wanted the US to remain isolationist. So in addition to being whiners who can't take your own prescribed medicine, you are a hypocrite as well.

Wah, Wah, Wah.

Didn't you learn anything from the Bush-Cheney-Rumsfeld-Wolfowitz war in Iraq? Or the complete mismanagement by the Bush administration of the war in Afghanistan where they thought that nation building was more important than getting bin Laden with the outcome being a corrupt, opium growing government (Karzai's brother is one of the opium kings there) who want us out completely now.

Even after the reductions, I defy you to justify the cost of the Defense Department in terms of its various programs. You can't because you have no clue as to where all of that money is really being spent, but your kneejerk mind just 'knows' that more is better no matter how much waste there is and how irrelevant many of the defense systems are in today's world. I guess it is more important to you to just keep the weapons industry thriving and fat than it is to take care of the veterans who have been risking their lives and bodies to satisfy the neo-con blood lust. Pretty disgusting morals, if you ask me.

___________

I hear that a bunch of aliens landed in your front yard last night and made a tour of your house. When they returned home, they were asked if there was any intelligent life on Earth, and they said: Not that we found !!!

“Barack watches news reports,

“Barack watches news reports, reads the papers and sees the shocking poll results – and he loses it.

“When he saw one report that his approval rating had plummeted to a staggeringly low 37 percent, he had a total meltdown.

“He buried his head in his hands, saying, ‘Everybody hates me.’ When he raised his head, his eyes were glistening with tears.

Obama’s Pentagon to Slash

Obama’s Pentagon to Slash Budget to pre-World War II levels

WASHINGTON — The Department of Defense announced that they plan on cutting the U.S. Army down to pre-World War Two levels. They said that the cuts target the A-10 aircraft and reduce military benefits to meet spending caps.

This thread, along with your

This thread, along with your threat, has now been forwarded to the FBI. They will be contacting you in due course.

When the revolution starts,

When the revolution starts, all Liberals and Obama supporters will die.

Crimean Prime Minister Sergey

Crimean Prime Minister Sergey Aksyonov, who was also hit by sanctions, tweeted a photoshopped image of Obama wearing a Russian colonel's uniform with an equally snarky caption. According to NBC News' translation, Akysonov wrote "I wonder if Barack will be promoted to colonel after the successful campaign to return Crimea?"

And? What is your point?

And? What is your point? The statement is true of all second term Presidents who have more flexibility in both domestic and international matters for obvious reasons. The President makes a simple statement of a basic political truth in American politics and you twist it into something evil. You are so good at distortion and lying that you really should be working for the Russian government that has used your kind of talent for decades.

You really have a big problem and we all know what's really behind it all.

“On all these issues, but

“On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this, this can be solved, but it’s important for him to give me space,” Mr. Obama told Mr. Medvedev at the end of their 90-minute meeting, apparently referring to incoming Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Mr. Medvedev replied, “Yeah, I understand. I understand your message about space. Space for you…”
“This is my last election,” Mr. Obama said. “After my election, I have more flexibility.”
The Russian leader responded, “I understand. I transmit this information to Vladimir.”

Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/mar/26/obama-begs-russians-spac...
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Thank you for the Breitbart

Thank you for the Breitbart reference. Many of us know this source of lies and distortions.

Is this the best you can do? If so, you are really pathetic and showing us the signs that the anti-ACA zealots know they are losing and are becoming more and more desperate.

So keep up the lies. It reflects more on you and your losing position than anything else. And it makes many of us confident that ACA is here to stay, hopefully with a few adjustments to correct a few of the minor flaws in the law. It also makes more knowledgeable people laugh when you have to go to Breitbart to 'defend' your position.

Thank you for the entertainment. If ignorance is truly bliss, you must be one of the happiest people in the world.

From NYTimes Sept 20,

From NYTimes Sept 20, 2009

MOSCOW — President Obama’s decision to cancel an antimissile defense system in Eastern Europe earned a strong welcome from Russian leaders on Friday. Now, the question is whether Russia will do more to help prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons.
Prime Minister Vladimir V. Putin, who had repeatedly assailed the antimissile system as a grave danger to Russia’s security, called Mr. Obama’s decision “correct and brave.”

If people won't to talk about

If people won't to talk about foreign events then possibly go post on that kind of website.
We're talking healthcare here.

From Breitbart today: The

From Breitbart today:

The Obama administration has been helping to facilitate a series of events nationwide at Mexican Consulate offices to enroll people in Obamacare – and a key activist says the efforts are “our responsibility” regardless of citizenship.
“Whether they’re Mexican nationals or whether they’re United States citizens or whether they’re in transition-- and if they’re there it is our responsibility within all of America to educate on the Affordable Care Act,” Enroll America Field Organizer Jose Medrano told Breitbart News on Wednesday.

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