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Who do you think is to blame for the skyrocketing costs of insurance?

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White House Bullies Cancer Patient Over Her Critique of Obamacare

by Jenny Erikson

Ahh, President Obama ... the great Uniter in Chief. Or something. Remember when President Hopey-Changey was going to usher us into an era of butterflies and rainbows and free medical care for all? Things aren’t exactly working out like that, are they?

The Obama Administration seems to have a tough time facing failure. Take senior communications strategist Dan Pfeiffer, who took to Twitter on Monday to bully a woman with stage-4 gallbladder cancer. The White House is now belittling a cancer patient. That’s what we’ve come to, America.

Edie Littlefield Sundby wrote a gut-wrenching piece in the Wall Street Journal over the weekend, explaining in easy-to-understand language exactly how the Affordable Care Act is forcing her out of her “world class” health care plan that has kept her alive for the last seven years.

Because of the new regulations in Obamacare, her insurance company can no longer afford to keep her covered. To get a similar plan with another company, her rates will go up 50 percent or more. And there’s no exchange she can purchase in California that will allow her to keep both her life-saving care at Stanford and her emergency care and primary physicians in San Diego.

This suuuuuucks. And rather than recognizing that we have a serious problem here if the president’s landmark health care reform package is keeping cancer patients from getting the care they need to survive, leftists at Think Progress blamed her insurance company for dropping her coverage.

That’s kind of like my landlord coming in and doubling my rent, and then blaming me for not paying it for selfish financial reasons. Um, ok ...

But free speech! I know, I know. Think Progress has every right to share its backwards logic with the world and point fingers at the victims instead of the perpetrators. Can’t take that right away or it wouldn’t be America.

You know who shouldn’t be bullying the victim? The Obama Administration. Dan Pfeiffer tweeted a link to the Think Progress piece with the title, “The Real Reason That The Cancer Patient Writing In Today’s Wall Street Journal Lost Her Insurance.”

Wow. So Obamacare makes it impossible for insurance companies to continue offering the same plans at the same rates as they have been, forcing customers to find less adequate care, and all of a sudden it’s the insurers’ fault? And telling a stage-4 cancer patient who is part of the 2 percent alive more than five years after her type of diagnosis, who has done impeccable research on the matter, and quite possibly may die now because she can’t get care that she’s wrong?

I really think someone should have looked up the definition of unity before Team Obama started using it as a slogan.

Who do you think is to blame for the skyrocketing costs of insurance?

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-Celestial-
by Pepperlynn on Nov. 6, 2013 at 8:16 AM
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Insurance companies and pharmaceutical companies
denise3680
by Silver Member on Nov. 6, 2013 at 8:20 AM
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got to love the idea that insurance rates and the cost of healthcare only started going crazy when Obama came into office.  Of course none of this was happening before then, it was all good until this President came into office.  As Celestial said, Insurance companies and Pharmaceutical companies are to blame:/ 

JanuaryBaby06
by Gold Member on Nov. 6, 2013 at 9:25 AM
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um.... insurance & pharmaceutical companies.


Ednarooni160
by Eds on Nov. 6, 2013 at 9:47 AM
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Obama came up with the plan, incorporated it and insurance companies took notice and compensated for it.. Insurance companies are NOT forcing people to buy their product..Obama is..and now the insurance companies are reaping the rewards of that action.
denise3680
by Silver Member on Nov. 6, 2013 at 9:50 AM



Quoting Ednarooni160:

Obama came up with the plan, incorporated it and insurance companies took notice and compensated for it.. Insurance companies are NOT forcing people to buy their product..Obama is..and now the insurance companies are reaping the rewards of that action.


so you are saying that insurance companies and drug companies have been perfect angels, lowering their prices, not dropping people, putting caps on what they will pay, putting limits on what they will cover.  They just started being evil money grubbing do not care about anything leeches in just the last three years?  Is that what you are saying? 

Ednarooni160
by Eds on Nov. 6, 2013 at 9:59 AM
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Quoting denise3680:



Quoting Ednarooni160:

Obama came up with the plan, incorporated it and insurance companies took notice and compensated for it.. Insurance companies are NOT forcing people to buy their product..Obama is..and now the insurance companies are reaping the rewards of that action.


so you are saying that insurance companies and drug companies have been perfect angels, lowering their prices, not dropping people, putting caps on what they will pay, putting limits on what they will cover.  They just started being evil money grubbing do not care about anything leeches in just the last three years?  Is that what you are saying? 


I'm saying that they "are" LEECHES and the BIG kahuna running this country just gave the leeches a FREE ride for the REST of their lives..

Billiejeens
by on Nov. 6, 2013 at 10:46 AM
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Any answer that does not contain this -

The poster should simply climb down out of Obama's ass.

Quoting Ednarooni160:

Obama came up with the plan, incorporated it and insurance companies took notice and compensated for it.. Insurance companies are NOT forcing people to buy their product..Obama is..and now the insurance companies are reaping the rewards of that action.


 

rocketracer
by Gold Member on Nov. 6, 2013 at 11:04 AM
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Obamacare is a large part of the problem for several reasons.

1.  Obamacare banks on people between the ages of 27 - 35 to fund the exchanges.  Of course, insurance companies have to raise their prices so that age group will cover the cost  of covering other people.

2. Obamacare  allows people to sign up for care after they get sick.  Of course, insurance companies have to raise the prices so they have funds to cover medical expenses for those who haven't been contributing to the pool before they got sick.

3. Obamacare defined what a "good" policy is.  Of course, insurance companies have to raise their prices so they have funds to cover medical expenses for procedures they never covered before.

Obamacare was created by a bunch of beaurocrats who for the large part never ran a business so they had no vision of how another business would react to their policies.  


erika9009
by Silver Member on Nov. 6, 2013 at 12:13 PM
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The UnAfordable Care Act and all it's regulations.

Anything the government has anything to do with makes it more expensive.


SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Nov. 6, 2013 at 12:18 PM
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And after all this, libs/progs will still say insurance and pharmaceutical companies.

Quoting rocketracer:

Obamacare is a large part of the problem for several reasons.

1.  Obamacare banks on people between the ages of 27 - 35 to fund the exchanges.  Of course, insurance companies have to raise their prices so that age group will cover the cost  of covering other people.

2. Obamacare says allows people to sign up for care after they get sick.  Of course, insurance companies have to raise the prices so they have funds to cover medical expenses for those who haven't been contributing to the pool before they got sick.

3. Obamacare defined what a "good" policy is.  Of course, insurance companies have to raise their prices so they have funds to cover medical expenses for procedures they never covered before.

Obamacare was created by a bunch of beaurocrats who for the large part never ran a business so they had no vision of how another business would react to their policies.  



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