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Wonder what you would find if you frisked the Democrats’ advertising strategy for the upcoming mid-term election?

Answer: Their self-proclaimed “historic” vote for Obama-Care is nowhere to be found.

Honestly Democrats, what’s wrong with millions of Americans losing their current health insurance? Or the individual mandate that will erode our liberty and increase taxes? Or the fact that it’s not paid for? Or better yet, creating a complex one-size-fits-all health-care system that will eventually centralize America’s health-care decisions in Washington? What could possibly go wrong?

Perhaps that’s why Democrats are avoiding the subject all together – besides the few Democrats who just-so-happen to be running against the new health-care law. Politico reports:

At least five of the 34 House Democrats who voted against their party’s health care reform bill are highlighting their “no” votes in ads back home. By contrast, party officials in Washington can’t identify a single House member who’s running an ad boasting of a “yes” vote — despite the fact that 219 House Democrats voted in favor of final passage in March.

One Democratic strategist said it would be “political malfeasance” to run such an ad now.

Democrats have taken that advice to heart; it appears that no Democratic incumbent — in the House or in the Senate — has run a pro-reform TV ad since April, when Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) ran one.

I have one word for Democrats: Meow.

Here’s a suggestion, how about you liberal cowards “man-up” and back your record if Obama-Care is such a great thing for the United States? (Democrats’ reaction: click here) Yeah, that’s what I thought.

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Wonder what you would find if you frisked President Obama’s health-care reform bill (aka. Obama-Care)?

Answer: It might end student health-care insurance at universities and colleges!

Once again, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was correct when she told America that we had to pass this gigantic health-care reform bill in order to find out what’s in it.

McClatchy reports:

Colleges and universities say that some rules in the new health law could keep them from offering low-cost, limited-benefit student insurance policies, and they’re seeking federal authority to continue offering them.

Their request drew immediate fire from critics, however, who say that student health plans should be held to the same standards that other insurance is.

Among other things, the colleges want clarification that they won’t have to offer the policies to non-students.

Without a number of changes, it may be impossible to continue to offer student health plans, says a letter that the American Council on Education sent Aug. 12 to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, signed by 12 other trade associations that represent colleges.

Additionally, the colleges say that some provisions of the law don’t apply to their policies, including those that require insurers to spend at least 80 percent of their revenue on medical care and that bar them from setting annual coverage caps.

Ed Morrissey – from Hot Air – sums this up nice for us:

In ObamaCare, policies can no longer be tailored to clientele, nor can consumers make choices that best fit their lives.  All policies must look mainly alike, thanks to the top-down command “reforms” in ObamaCare, which mandate coverages regardless of risk or need.  Needless to say, a comprehensive policy designed to cover Americans in their 50s would be vastly unnecessary for almost everyone who attends college in their youth, and vastly more expensive than they can afford.

Thus, universities and colleges have a conundrum.  They can either offer policies that are so expensive that only a few can afford to buy them, which creates all sorts of problems in managing a risk pool, or they can simply get out of the health-insurance business altogether.

Hmm, I wonder which decision they would pick if they were forced to choose? Personally, I think it’s a no brainer. Unfortunately, the Obama-Zombie (students) demographic didn’t bother to indulge themselves in some old-fashion common sense before they headed to the polls back in November of 2008.

My generation can be extremely frustrating at times, because we will be paying for their ignorance for years to come.

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Wonder what you would find if you frisked President Obama’s socialized health-care reform bill three months after it was signed into law?

Answer: The Obama administration could end up dumping sick people out of Obama-Care’s federal high-risk pool.

Once again folks, we have further proof that Congress had absolutely no idea what unintended consequences, complications, or costs were hidden in the Obama-Care bill and its programs. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was right… we had to pass Obama-Care in order to find out what’s in it.

The Hill reports:

The Obama administration has not ruled out turning sick people away from an insurance program created by the new healthcare law to provide coverage for the uninsured.

Critics of the $5 billion high-risk pool program insist it will run out of money before Jan. 1, 2014. That’s when the program sunsets and health plans can no longer discriminate against people with pre-existing conditions.

Administration officials insist they can make changes to the program to ensure it lasts until 2014, and that it may not have to turn away sick people. Officials said the administration could also consider reducing benefits under the program, or redistributing funds between state pools. But they acknowledged turning some people away was also a possibility.

Right… Obama administration officials “insist they can make changes to the program to ensure” that the federal high-risk pool doesn’t run out of money. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the federal government we are talking about here. There’s only two scenarios that can happen here: 1) Congress doles out more non-existent money that we don’t have into a program that is obviously unsustainable, because of the major cost inaccuracies that have already been discovered or 2) Stop providing health insurance for individuals with pre-existing conditions, which will leave them uninsured until 2014 when Obama-Care is scheduled to be fully implemented. Hmm? Since our federal government has a bigger addiction to spending and debt than a typical crack head has with cocaine, I will give you one guess as to which scenario is most likely to occur…

So much for Obama-Care not adding to the debt… :roll:

In the end, Obama-Care should never have passed, because we are once again seeing what happens when the government attempts to run an industry designed for the private-sector without having any expertise in it.

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Wonder what you will find if you frisked emergency rooms after Obama-Care is in full effect?

Answer: A lot of sick patients crammed into already busy emergency rooms.

The Hill reports:

The new healthcare law will pack 32 million newly insured people into emergency rooms already crammed beyond capacity, according to experts on healthcare facilities.

A chief aim of the new healthcare law was to take the pressure off emergency rooms by mandating that people either have insurance coverage. The idea was that if people have insurance, they will go to a doctor rather than putting off care until they faced an emergency.

All right! Who is excited for longer lines? …What? That doesn’t sound fun? Unfortunately, most of America thought it didn’t sound like a good idea either, but President Obama and his loyal Democratic pals in Washington D.C. shoved it down ours throats anyway.

The counter-argument to what I stated above: Since more individuals are able to obtain health-care insurance, they will decide to go see an actual doctor rather than migrate to hospital emergency rooms when they are ill. Makes sense, right? Yeah it does, but there is a slight problem with it… Under Obama-Care, the number of doctors will decline!

Answer me this: Do you really expect doctors to take in more patients that are covered by the government? Might I remind you that approximately 28% of doctors no longer take new Medicare patients and 50% of doctors don’t take new Medicaid patients. Don’t worry though, this pattern will likely decrease under Obama-Care… :roll:

Let the health-care rationing begin…

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Wonder what you would find if you frisked President Obama’s socialized health-care agenda?

Answer: It will likely destroy America’s amazing medical technology.

Warner Todd Huston – from Big Government – reports:

In 2008 Patrick Swayze was treated with an advanced medical tool called a “CyberKnife.” It helped add months to his life as he tried to beat the cancer that was consuming him. But, Swayze wasn’t the only American with the good fortune to have this highly advanced medical technology available to him. In fact, there are 100 such machines across the United States. From California, to Minnesota, to Illinois and Washington D.C. Americans currently have the luxury of these wonderful new devices.

Sadly, Britons are not so lucky. There are two CyberKnife machines in the Britain, but they aren’t going to do anyone in the country’s socialist healthcare system any good because despite how successful these machines are British authorities won’t allow them to be used on patients.

Despite that the Mount Vernon cancer hospital in London is part of the National Health Services, despite that they spent £3m to purchase the machine, and quite despite the praise the machines receive in the U.S. and throughout the world, British NHS authorities won’t let NHS doctors use the machine on their patients.

Sadly, these heartless, uncaring socialist healthcare officials are uninterested in helping the estimated 10,000 British patients a year that could benefit from use of the CyberKnife. And why is this? Why, it’s because the treatments are expensive, of course.

You see money is far, far more important to Britain’s socialist healthcare system then patients.

Interesting fact: The United States of America has 100 of the 150 “CyberKnife” machines world-wide, all available for anyone that needs them… At least that was the case, but that might change once Obama-Care is fully implemented in 5 to 10 years.

It is true that Obamacare does not provide for death panels in its legislation. But it doesn’t have to when its price control measures and rationing will eliminate the sort of life saving tools that technology will bring us, technology that Obama-Care will destroy.

Hmm… So who is excited for President Obama’s socialized health-care overhaul? Goodbye medical advancements and innovations! Hello ‘death panels’ and lower standards of living!

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Wonder what you would find if you frisked President Obama’s socialized health-care reform bill a month after it was signed into law?

Answer: Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius hid a damning report from the American public until a month after Democrats rammed Obama-Care through Congress!

Ah yes! Another example of the increased transparency within the federal government that we have all come to know and love under the Obama Administration… :roll: Be prepared, because what you are about to read will shock the living hell out of you.

Jim Hoft – from Gateway Pundit – describes what was found in the hidden report:

The report released by Medicare and Medicaid actuaries shows that medical costs will skyrocket rising $389 billion 10 years. 14 million will lose their employer-based coverage. Millions of Americans will be left without insurance. And, millions more may be dumped into the already overwhelmed Medicaid system. 4 million American families will be hit with tax penalties under this new law.

Of course, these were ALL things that President Obama and Democratic leaders assured us would not happen.

Also, The American Spectator reports:

The economic report released last week by Health and Human Services, which indicated that President Barack Obama’s health care “reform” law would actually increase the cost of health care and impose higher costs on consumers, had been submitted to the office of HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius more than a week before the Congressional votes on the bill, according to career HHS sources, who added that Sebelius’s staff refused to review the document before the vote was taken.

“The reason we were given was that they did not want to influence the vote,” says an HHS source. “Which is actually the point of having a review like this, you would think.”

The analysis, performed by Medicare’s Office of the Actuary, which in the past has been identified as a “nonpolitical” office, set off alarm bells when submitted. “We know a copy was sent to the White House via their legislative affairs staff,” says the HHS staffer, “and there were a number of meetings here almost right after the analysis was submitted to the secretary’s office. Everyone went into lockdown, and people here were too scared to go public with the report.”

In the end, the report was released several weeks after the vote — the review by the secretary’s office reportedly took less than three days — and bore a note that the analysis was not the official position of the Obama administration.

Quite frankly, I am pissed off. Granted, I realize that any intelligent human knew that this monstrosity would do the exact opposite of what the Democrats were preaching to the American public, but the fact that they were handed actual knowledge on how destructive Obama-Care was going to be is absolutely appalling. Imagine if a Republican went out there and lied to the American people on this type of scale while attempting to hide reports… Liberals everywhere would be calling for their head.

Question: How much will this story be covered in the liberal mainstream media?
My guess: It will just be thrown on news tickers of MSNBC, NBC, CBS, and CNN. As for the New York Times and the other liberal newspapers, the story will be about a paragraph in length and located in section ‘D’… If they can even afford to print a section ‘D’ these days.

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Click here to read a copy of the hidden report.

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Wonder what you would find if you frisked the Associated Press after they actually took a look at President Obama’s socialized health-care bill?

Answer: They finally admitted that Obama-Care will increase the nation’s health-care costs.

Talk about showing up late to a party…

The Associated Press FINALLY reports:

President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul law will increase the nation’s health care tab instead of bringing costs down, government economic forecasters concluded Thursday in a sobering assessment of the sweeping legislation.

A report by economic experts at the Health and Human Services Department said the health care remake will achieve Obama’s aim of expanding health insurance — adding 34 million Americans to the coverage rolls.

But the analysis also found that the law falls short of the president’s twin goal of controlling runaway costs, raising projected spending by about 1 percent over 10 years. That increase could get bigger, however, since the report also warned that Medicare cuts in the law may be unrealistic and unsustainable, forcing lawmakers to roll them back.

The mixed verdict for Obama’s signature issue is the first comprehensive look by neutral experts.

Objective journalism at its best folks! We are finally starting to get the truth… Of course it’s only after the bill was signed into law.

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Wonder what you would find if you frisked President Obama’s socialized health-care reform bill… for the gazzillionth time?

Answer: It may have accidentally stripped Congress of health coverage!

HAHA! :lol: Oops!

The New York Times reports (I know… I’m surprised too):

[...] the law may “remove members of Congress and Congressional staff” from their current coverage, in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, before any alternatives are available.

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The law apparently bars members of Congress from the federal employees health program, on the assumption that lawmakers should join many of their constituents in getting coverage through new state-based markets known as insurance exchanges.

But the research service found that this provision was written in an imprecise, confusing way, so it is not clear when it takes effect.

The new exchanges do not have to be in operation until 2014. But because of a possible “drafting error,” the report says, Congress did not specify an effective date for the section excluding lawmakers from the existing program.

Under well-established canons of statutory interpretation, the report said, “a law takes effect on the date of its enactment” unless Congress clearly specifies otherwise. And Congress did not specify any other effective date for this part of the health care law. The law was enacted when President Obama signed it three weeks ago.

The unintended consequences of this enormous health-care bill was inevitable. Unfortunately, the corrupt liberal mainstream media decided to report on what’s actually in the bill after the massive government expansion/entitlement passed.

Excellent point by the NYT: “If they did not know exactly what they were doing to themselves, did lawmakers who wrote and passed the bill fully grasp the details of how it would influence the lives of other Americans?” Hmm… That is a good question and like I said above, it would have been nice if they decided to do their jobs as journalists beforehand.

Could this be more reason to repeal this monstrosity called “Obama-Care”? I think I will go ahead and label this another EPIC FAIL created by the Democratic Party. Not looking good… They have been on a roll lately!

Reminder: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said we’d have to pass the bill so that people could find out what’s in it. Apparently, she didn’t read this P.O.S. during the year long health-care debate. Vote her out!

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Wonder what you would find if you frisked the number of states that decided to sue the federal government over Obama-Care’s enforcement of the individual mandate?

Answer: The count has now reached 18 states!

Ut oh liberals… The momentum is building!

Reuters reports:

The joint lawsuit led by Florida and now grouping 18 states was filed on March 23 by mostly Republican attorney generals.

It claims the sweeping reform of the $2.5 trillion U.S. healthcare system, pushed through by Democrats in the Congress after months of bitter partisan fighting, violates state-government rights in the U.S. Constitution and will force massive new spending on hard-pressed state governments.

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South Carolina, Nebraska, Texas, Utah, Louisiana, Alabama, Colorado, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Washington, Idaho, and South Dakota had previously joined Florida’s lawsuit.

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“We welcome the partnership of Indiana, North Dakota, Mississippi, Nevada and Arizona as we continue fighting to protect the constitutional rights of American citizens and the sovereignty of our states,” Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum said.

Of course the Obama Administration is trying to make this seem like a gigantic Republican political stunt, but Ed Morrissey – from Hot Air – thinks quite differently:

At the very least, more than a third of the states see a fundamental interest in stopping Washington from encroaching on their sovereignty, which makes this a bit more than a campaign stunt.

Hmm… What state will be next to join the lawsuit?

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Wonder what you would find if you frisked the latest CBS News poll?

Answer: President Obama’s approval rating hits a new low!

So much for Obama-Care helping out his approval ratings…

CBS reports:

Last week, President Obama signed historic health care reform legislation into law — but his legislative success doesn’t seem to have helped his image with the American public.

The latest CBS News Poll, conducted between March 29 and April 1, found Americans unhappier than ever with Mr. Obama’s handling of health care – and still worried about the state of the economy.

President Obama’s overall job approval rating has fallen to an all-time low of 44 percent, down five points from late March, just before the health bill’s passage in the House of Representatives. It’s down 24 points since his all-time high last April. Forty-one percent of those polled said they disapproved of the president’s performance.

Perhaps President Obama should stop trying to sell Obama-Care to the American public (after it has already been passed). After all, it doesn’t take a genius to figure out that it is not working out well for him.

As for the Republicans… REPEAL and REPLACE this monstrosity disguised as “health-care reform.” Click the image below to join the fight:

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In other polling news, Rasmussen reports:

On major issues, 48% of voters say that the average Tea Party member is closer to their views than President Barack Obama. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 44% hold the opposite view and believe the president’s views are closer to their own.

Not surprisingly, Republicans overwhelmingly feel closer to the Tea Party and most Democrats say that their views are more like Obama’s. Among voters not affiliated with either major political party, 50% say they’re closer to the Tea Party while 38% side with the President.

Can anyone say “political chaos”? I feel a storm brewing, and I am guessing that it will hit with full force in November. Mu-haha.

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