Left-Wing Daily Kos Blogger Gets The Obamacare Awakening…..

Progbots(Daily Kos) My wife and I just got our updates from Kaiser telling us what our 2014 rates will be. Her monthly has been $168 this year, mine $150. We have a high deductible. We are generally healthy people who don’t go to the doctor often. I barely ever go. The insurance is in case of a major catastrophe.

Well, now, because of Obamacare, my wife’s rate is gong to $302 per month and mine is jumping to $284.

I am canceling insurance for us and I am not paying any f**king penalty. What the hell kind of reform is this?

Oh, ok, if we qualify, we can get some government assistance. Great. So now I have to jump through another hoop to just chisel some of this off. And we don’t qualify, anyway, so what’s the point?

I never felt too good about how this was passed and what it entailed, but I figured if it saved Americans money, I could go along with it.

I don’t know what to think now. This appears, in my experience, to not be a reform for the people.

What am I missing? (continue reading)

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59 Responses to Left-Wing Daily Kos Blogger Gets The Obamacare Awakening…..

  1. LetJusticePrevail" says:

    ROFLMAO

    Was that *POP* the sound of ANOTHER libera’ls head finally dislodging itself from it usual resting place (between his buttocks)?

    Why YES… I think it WAS!

    • Shall we risk further trama to the poor innocent and tell him that ACA was never going to be affordable and was never about healthcare, but a power grab?

      • LetJusticePrevail" says:

        The “Overton Window” is not quite open enough for him, or his kind. Not yet, and maybe never. At this moment, any such assertion will only make the turtles pull their heads back into their shells, (or nestle them firmly back between their collective buttocks)

    • BertDilbert says:

      I wonder what would happen if someone posted there that the ACA was secretly written by republican lobbyists? That would be like telling the Indians that the British gunpowder cartridges were coated with animal fat….

  2. michellc says:

    Don’t know what he’s whining about his increase is just a drop in the bucket compared to other increases.
    Plus, why shouldn’t he pay his fair share for all those without insurance?
    I need more of these stories they give me a good laugh instead of a good cry.

    • LetJusticePrevail" says:

      DON’T they, though! I can’t stop laughing when I see the reactions of liberals who somehow thought that ObamaCare would *magicallY* insure the uninsured, without any cost to people who actually WORK for a living.

      It seems that there really IS no “free lunch” after all. Too bad those idiots didn’t realize as much BEFORE they elected out “Idiot in Chief”.

    • talkaftercarefulthought says:

      If I know anything about an in your face Lib it’s “Paying more so there’s a social safety net is humane, OH wait not MY money I was supposed to be on the taking end of this not the giving”
      Fair share.. I like it I that alot, if I was able to talk to the article’s author I’d say “C’mon buddy “spread the wealth”
      SERIOUSLY as great as THESE comments are the comments on the Kos are killing me (most are probably written by the idle FLOTUS twitter staff) LMAO

  3. stella says:

    If he doesn’t withdraw his opinion, he will be drummed out of Kos. Read the comments — anybody who says Obamacare is bad is a troll, even a guy who has been a Kos member for years.

    • michellc says:

      Some are blaming him for having a bad policy and others are blaming the insurance company that is using Obamacare as an excuse to rape him. Too funny.

    • Serpentor says:

      Insane fascist much? “If he doesn’t withdraw his opinion, he will be drummed out of Kos. Read the comments — anybody who says Obamacare is bad is a troll, even a guy who has been a Kos member for years.” xxxxxxxx for all of humanity.

      Admin Note: The threads of this site will not be used to suggest anyone commit suicide.

      • Cetera says:

        Wow, uber retro troll from the KOS. Nice work, loser. And excellent job by the mods for taking care of that one so quickly.

  4. Oh, but all of the Obamabots are setting him straight and telling him how wonderful Obamacare really is and how much more he’s going to get for his money. These people have all bought the lie and nothing is going to change their minds about it. After all, Obama the Benevolent gave this gift to the ungrateful American people.

  5. Chance says:

    Wow…go to his blog and read a few of the comments. Unbelievable how they feed upon themselves when their narrative is interrupted by facts. They even accuse this guy of being “low information” or a “sleeper” because they just can’t believe what he says is true. “I reject your reality and substitute my own” indeed!!!

  6. “What the hell kind of reform is this?”

    It isn’t–and was never meant to be–any kind of “reform” at all! Do you GET it NOW???

  7. AdukeLAXobserver says:

    Only the left would think 0bamacare is a success when people were able to pay for their own insurance before, can’t afford it now without help from the government.

  8. steve says:

    I think the strategy on Obama care is to change the law so that buyers and sellers can opt out of the community rating restrictions. Make the point that free people should be allowed to sell health insurance to free buyers at a mutually agreeable price. Our compromise with the democrats being that we agree to require that everyone purchase health insurance. Just like people should be allowed to opt out of social security provided that they fund their own retirement account.

  9. AdukeLAXobserver says:

    One comment got me there.

    “The Diarist isn’t paying extra. He’s been using extra, and is now paying for something he used to get for free.”

    No the TS, like me, is healthy and has been paying a insurance company for years and not using anything.

  10. John Galt says:

    Not even left wingers will buy triple priced insurance. People that are sick w/ preexisting conditions may buy it, if they get enough government subsidy. Or they may just continue to show up at the emergency room w/o money or insurance. People who need an operation may buy it for a month or two. The employer mandate is delayed until 2015. So where is the revenue coming from? A small fine that many people will loophole out of paying?

  11. Jim says:

    What are you missing? How about a brain in your head! All the conservatives you love to bash were not so quick to jump on the “Hope and Change” bandwagon. These rising rates are no surprise to anyone with HALF a brain. This is how the market place works. This is so obvious. Now, we have to live with your bad decisions.

  12. radiopatriot says:

    I’m surprised Kos even published this. Guess the fire hydrant of Obamacare complaints must be gushing. Evidently, they can’t ignore it.

  13. LetJusticePrevail" says:

    I was listening to Dennis Prager (I;m not a fan) this afternoon and was surprised to hear him say that House Republicans should be ashamed of themselves for giving Obama what he wanted (a shutdown to use for propaganda purposes) rather than applauding the conservatives for “showing their colors” by standing firm to fight against the creeping socialism of the Obama administration.

    I thought Prager was supposed to be a conservative? He sounded more like a part of the GOP establishment, than a true conservative.

    Am I missing something?

    • michellc says:

      Ann Coulter I guess was on Hannity last night promoting her new book. She was running down people and was saying it was all about winning from what I read. My opinion is if you win and you have no moral compass then you’re no different than what we got and are a huge reason why we’re where we’re at.
      My other opinion is because of those people who stand for nothing but power is why we’re where we’re at and it is also why Republicans are losing in the Senate and the WH. People are fed up with being fed a truckload of bs and want a true conservative to vote for, someone who cares about the country and the people and not someone who cares about power.
      I myself have blamed those who have stayed at home instead of casting a ballot for McCain and Romney, but their disgust I can understand. Their reasoning I can understand. Give us true conservatives, give us people who stand for something and who have a moral compass and are able to translate that without sticking their foot in their mouth and conservatives with an R after their name would win elections.

      BTW the mooning over Christie is still kind of fresh to be lecturing us imho.

    • stella says:

      I know that Michael Medved has been trashing Ted Cruz for a week now, at least. I swear at him and change to another station.

      • LetJusticePrevail" says:

        Yes, I have heard that, as well. With voices like this, is there any wonder that true conservatives can’t gain more traction?

  14. WeeWeed says:

    I don’t know if anything will convince left-tards that the WORKING people WILL be paying for the non-working parasites – who currently pay nothing, anyway.

    • stella says:

      Somebody has to pay for it – same as Social Security. Since I’m working, I have to pay taxes on my Social Security. This is money they took from me, and I’m not a rich person. I have to pay for the free loaders that are getting on the disability rolls, I assume.

      • WeeWeed says:

        Exactly.

      • BertDilbert says:

        Just think of it as doing your part to provide stimulus to the American economy! Nobody is going to attack the fraud because they view the money as Federal money now. They look at SS disability as a Federal windfall for the states.

  15. kittycat77 says:

    Well, I’m a conservative, not a lawbreaker either, and I won’t sign up for that garbage so-called Obamacare crap. No way. I won’t even go to the website because it’s a Trojan Horse, a massive one, and it’s worthless just like this admin is worthless.

    So, there, I said it. We don’t have insurance either. We were going to get some, but we held off because we surely couldn’t afford this crap and BO care, no way, Jose. BTW, I’m 60, my husband is 61, so I guess that we’ll just do without it. We wanted a health savings plan-type of insurance, but I guess not now.

  16. czarowniczy says:

    Ahhhhhh…I love the smell of napalm in the morning! Of course at some point the cognitive dissonance will set in and they’ll blame the conservative, Fox news watchin’, Christian Republicans for this and try to fabricate some reason later.
    Republican strategists (deep and hearty laughter follows) should be pout rounding up liberals, conservatives and independents alike whose insurance has been canceled by their employers and discovered that part of the Obamacare sign-up procedure involves bending way over to read the fine print on the bar of soap nailed to the floor. They should be shaking these people in front of everyone and anyone who’d listen, now and in the 2014 run-up, to show them what they were trying to save them from and how their little Hawaiian-American-African demigod flat out lied to them – multiple times. I’m betting, though, that the Republican strategists are way to occupied mapping out the Party';s next great failure.

  17. Sentenza says:

    I snickered a little bit at reading this.

    I feel kind of guilty for laughing at this guy when his chickens are coming home to roost.

  18. For the twelve years I have not had health insurance, I have seen the doctor twice. Once was to get paper out of my ears that got stuck in there while setting up for an outdoor rock festival. So, that wasn’t really being ill. The other time, unfortunately, I spiked a 105 fever at 12:35 on Saturday afternoon, minutes after it would have cost me about $200 for the tests and shots. Instead, I had to walk into the ER and pay $1500.

    Where to begin on what is screwed up with ACA. It doesn’t fix one of the central problems, which is forcing outpatients to pay hospital prices. Perhaps just having a walk-in open for the weekend would go a lot farther toward people being unable to afford medical bills than anything.

    My biggest peeve, however, is that I have worked my A** off for 53 years to stay healthy and keep from needing all the unhealthy drugs that ACA would force me to take. The reason I never had insurance was because it’s morally wrong, in my estimation, for me to have to subsidize all the smoking, drinking, drugging, junk-food-eating anti-biotic popping irresponsible old children who are going to need a lot of care to keep their rotting corpses from losing a pulse from age 35 to seventy and beyond.

    OK, my sister has ALS. Cost a lot of money to take care of her. The other day, all the doctors had a meeting with her and told her that she’s receiving the best treatment and is in excellent health–except for the fact that she’s dying! Cancer treatments cost how much? For an increase in the 5-year life expectancy of 2%! TWO PERCENT! I love my sister. I loved my grandmother and grandfather. But all medicine ever gave them was suffering. Seems like the only people who have it good in the medical industry are the drug dealers and the doctors who take their kickbacks. I’d take care of my sister myself, except that I’d probably end up being sued for practicing without a license or for neglect or who knows what for doing what it’s MY DUTY (not the government’s) to do. I can’t even try anything that I know might work to save her, or she will lose her veteran’s benefits. And this before ACA really even kicks in! Go ahead and fine me, I’m not playing.

  19. Even libtards can’t run from the laws of economics.

  20. bob e says:

    no sympathy for this moronic pile of garbage..what a freakin’ suprise..eh !!

  21. Oh my goodness the replies to this guys post are hysterical. They blame everything and everyone except the actual problem. Most of their posts have some quote meaningless to the subject that must relate to some sort of wac job leftist thinking. What is he missing? Nothing- buddy it is all right there, this is how it works do the math. Why do these idiots think money grows on trees in republican la la land and is there for one and all.
    Being somewhat skeptical have been wondering about the transition from private insurers to the obummercare plan? Millions of collected premium dollars on plans that will no longer be enforce as of Jan1st and therefore claims incurred after 1/1 are no longer theirs to pay. Our ‘new’ plan will be hit with ongoing claims of the sick day 1 without any reserves to pay them. Do they really think they will have enough collected premium from the enrolled to cover all the sick people’s claims…in one month? no f-in way. Hospitals and doctors will not get paid and then there will no care for anyone. Just another side of this disaster.

  22. sundance says:

    The bottom line that the left refuses to accept is simply that Progressive Obamacare structurally is Healthcare redistribution just like the Progressive Taxation within the IRS is structurally wealth redistribution.

    Structurally Obamacare is set up to charge healthy people who rarely use Healthcare Insurance benefits, to pay for unhealthy people who frequently use Healthcare Insurance benefits.

    If you are currently an insurance *risk* you will see a reduction in your costs. If you are currently not an insurance risk you will see an increase in your costs. Period.

    Most people are NOT insurance risks, therefore *most* people will see increases in their costs as they pay for the *at risk* group.

    Peel all the skin off the onion and this is what you are left with.

    • FairestWitness says:

      Furthermore, after paying double and triple premiums – the quality of and access to healthcare will diminish greatly. We are going to pay more and get less. There are no provisions in the law to add doctors and hospitals. In fact, doctors are quitting and hospitals are cutting staff all across the country. It’s a disaster.

  23. Trevor says:

    “What am I missing?”

    Lol…If I had to guess, the portion of his brain used for deductive reasoning.

  24. Stormy says:

    Well, now… sounds like Kos Kid is feeling Taxed Enough Already …

    Welcome to the TEA Party Kos Kid …

  25. scaretactics says:

    All I can say to Kosman is…..”DUH!”

  26. Eggs Nihilo says:

    We’re all missing the greater point. Why do we need “insurance” to begin with? It’s only because it’s been forced upon us by the government, and as a result, we can happily get fat and lazy, eat Twinkies and potato chips, and drive our cars like Jehu. It started with the third-wave immigrants from Sicily. “By people with strange tongues will I judge this Nation.”

    • LandauMurphyFan says:

      Eggs, I haven’t read this whole thread – just popped in to see what’s happening while I’m working – but your screen name caught my eye and made me laugh out loud. Love it!

      I haven’t seen you here before (I’d remember a name like that!), but welcome to CTH. Hope you’ve found a comfy branch.

    • talkaftercarefulthought says:

      I’m loving the ACA commercials “now thanks to the ACA I can get insurance” I’m pretty sure CAN is a word used when you have a choice… the democrats have the gold ribbon in word-smithing for eternity. I would admire the skill but it’s evil by design so I’m just amazed that it’s apparently the mana of the low information crowd.

  27. froggielegs says:

    “I never felt too good about how this was passed and what it entailed, but I figured if it saved Americans money, I could go along with it.”

    That right there speaks volumes. More or less he is saying, I didn’t like how this illegally got passed but I figured it would benefit ME now that I know it screws me, I don’t like it. Well sorry dude but that’s what happens when you sell your soul to the devil.

  28. hahahahahahaha
    get what you voted for libtard

  29. My health insurance went up the year after that horrible bill was passed. We got a higher co-pay, higher premiums, and much less coverage. We got a lot less for a lot more. It’s teacher insurance, too. Most of my co-workers voted for Obama. Oddly they didn’t make the connection between the health care bill which they wanted and what happened to their insurance. They were angry at the insurance company, but didn’t see it as a reaction to anticipated increased expenses caused by the bill.

  30. Rick Caird says:

    The funny part were the comments on Kos. Most of the liberals could not believe it and many thought he was just a troll.

  31. LandauMurphyFan says:

    Did y’all notice that the thread was dated Sept.30? And most of ‘em were telling the poster don’t worry, that evil capitalist insurance company is just ripping you off, but wait till the Exchange opens tomorrow and you’ll EASILY be able to sign on for the bestest coverage EVAH!

    I’d love to see the follow-up on that.

    Threads about Obamadoesntcare all seem to have one thing in common, to wit, almost all the positive posters are telling the negative ones what WILL happen and how good it WILL BE, whereas the negative posters are telling the positive ones what HAS happened and how bad it actually IS. Of the positive posters, the ones who say that their own insurance cover is now better and cheaper make up less than 5% of the whole, on the threads I’ve seen. The rest of the positives are just true believers in Teh Won…until they start getting figures for their own coverage, at least.

  32. Cetera says:

    I would encourage each of you, if you have the stomach for it, to participate in discussions like these on the liberal blogs and boards when you see them. If you can be on there frequently to monitor, alert us to assist as well.

    The goal is not to say “I told you so,” but rather to say “Yeah, baby, that’s right, we did it, and Obama did it! Si se peude!” Out progressive them, out liberal them, and make them feel excluded from their own group. Do so in a way that is ironically honest and over the top, almost as if Austin Powers was making the comments.

    Stuff along these lines:

    “Stop being a racist!”
    “This is what we voted for.”
    “This is a PROGRESSIVE plan, to take more from the greedy 1% and give to the 99%.”
    “My parents’ premiums have come down thanks to this, and they were almost uninsurable. Thanks to you, my parents won’t die without medicine now.”
    “Why are you racist and not willing to pay your fair share to help cover those who can’t afford insurance?”
    “Why are you so selfish and hate the sick and infirm and the elderly that you aren’t willing to contribute to help provide for their care?”
    “You are just a typical ugly white American trying to prevent the minorities from being able to have insurance.”

    Above all, tie Obama’s name to it every single time. Make it clear, “This is what we wanted, and Obama got it done! Yeah, baby, yeah!”

    By doing so, you can tighten the noose around the group, and start making all the libs feel like outsiders. The very worst fear a lib has is being alone, outside the group, isolated and unprotected. Make that group smaller and smaller, where they cannot fit in. They’ll either shut down mentally, or they’ll figure it out and convert to the Light side of the Force.

    For more information on exactly what I’m talking about with belonging with libs, see this site:
    http://www.anonymousconservative.com/blog/touching-the-raw-amygdala-an-analysis-of-liberal-debate-tactics-preface/

    It is long and detailed, but amazing. It’ll change the way you see them, forever.

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