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NBC News: Negative Obamacare
Effects ´From Maine to California´

Townhall, by Guy Benson

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 8/14/2013 10:19:34 PM

The only surprise here is the source. The details are all too familiar: Employers around the country, from fast-food franchises to colleges, have told NBC News that they will be cutting workers’ hours below 30 a week because they can’t afford to offer the health insurance mandated by the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. “To tell somebody that you’ve got to decrease their hours because of a law passed in Washington is very frustrating to me,” said Loren Goodridge, who owns 21 Subway franchises, including a restaurant in Kennebunk. “I know the impact I’m having on some of

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Why did NBC suddenly wake up?? They could have continued ignoring this as they always have. You always have to question their ulterior motive. Those low info voters who watch these frauds are going to get a real shock when they find out their insurance isn´t going to be "free."

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Lalo, 8/14/2013 10:31:52 PM     (No. 9474531)

You know it´s a stinker when even NBC is wrinkling its nose.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 8/14/2013 10:45:20 PM     (No. 9474550)

The Democrat interest groups are starting to squeal. Do they realize they donated tons to money to Obama so he could pass laws that wreck their livelihoods?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: monique, 8/15/2013 12:28:53 AM     (No. 9474654)

Obama and the Democrats badly want the effects of Obama care not to hit people until after the elections. But businesses are already cutting hours, because they cannot afford the health care. And that’s mostly hit’s the low income workers who can least afford not to be able to work. So those workers will be working two jobs, and still have no healthcare. This whole Obama care needs to be rescinded. It does not matter how often you tell people you can’t get anything without it cost either you or someone else, they don‘t believe it until it slapped him upside the head him. And frankly the someone else’s in this country do not want to pay for their freebies any longer.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: sw penn, 8/15/2013 12:59:10 AM     (No. 9474663)

If there are only so many jobs,
and no more can be created because
society has hit the energy wall
because of progressive policies,
then the only way to "empower"
more people is to "split" jobs.
What was a job for one person is now
a job for two part time people.
And progressives can feel good about themselves.

So, how do you feel about progressives?



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Reply 5 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 8/15/2013 1:46:28 AM     (No. 9474706)

If N B C were smart, they would interview the companies across America that this will hurt. But, then again, this story is a surprise from them.

I am really angry that those that have the opportunity and the power to save US from this monstrosity only cared enough to make sure the staffers, who aren´t exactly making minimum wage, were assisted in paying the premiums.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: reason shall prevail, 8/15/2013 3:40:50 AM     (No. 9474769)

Move along, nOthing to see here.

but seriously, do "journalists" look at 6 month old Breitbart articles to get their ideas for a shocking expose on DemocratCare?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: tappin52, 8/15/2013 6:01:04 AM     (No. 9474811)

My daughter has a friend who is expecting her first baby near the end of the year. Her employer has just informed everyone that their health insurance will be dropped at the end of the year. She has asked her obstetrition if he could induce labor before her insurance runs out. The sad part is that the doctor said that she is not the first patient to ask that question.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: tappin52, 8/15/2013 6:03:00 AM     (No. 9474814)

Make that "obstetritian".

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 8/15/2013 7:04:13 AM     (No. 9474877)

Maybe NBC finally woke up, OP, because even the die-hard left-wingers there have relatives out in fly-over land.

#8, please don´t be offended, but actually it´s "obstetrician." I seem to recall that a pregnancy is covered, even if the coverage is lost, because the condition/conception occurred when the policy is in force. A co-worker left her job, but was still covered for that pregnancy.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Spidey, 8/15/2013 7:15:45 AM     (No. 9474892)

Younger people are probably being hardest hit by this but it could also be contributing to Obama´s phony new jobs claims. If the new jobs are subsidizing the other people who´ve been cut back,they really aren´t new jobs.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: faith_and_reason, 8/15/2013 8:02:21 AM     (No. 9474954)

There are too many Obama policies that (somehow) reduce income, reduce jobs, reduce hours of employment. I doubt that it is accidental. I think the calculation is that all misery can be blamed on rich people and "the Jews."

Some few are plotting and planning to provoke revolution. The wise among us are preparing for revolution, while resisting it at every step.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: maryc, 8/15/2013 8:15:22 AM     (No. 9474981)

It takes Stupid people longer to recognize when they´ve been taken for a ride.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Really?, 8/15/2013 8:17:03 AM     (No. 9474985)

AND...this is happening in spite of the fact that Obama has suspended the Employer mandate.

If you owned a Company with over one hundred Employees would you risk a possible million dollar fine if somehow it was proven that the President could NOT legally deny what the LAW says these employees are entitled to receive ?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Rinktum, 8/15/2013 8:34:47 AM     (No. 9475015)

Reality bites. Now it is all about the employer issues and higher premiums. Wait until the problem is about the quality of patient care and long waits to get an appointment for procedures like a hip or knee replacement. Then the real squealing will begin. However, it will be too late. The best health care system in the world will be destroyed and 30 million people will still be uninsured. This progressive dream is the American nightmare.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: privateer, 8/15/2013 8:50:25 AM     (No. 9475048)

Since I am convinced that there is NO chance NBC is actually doing its purported job of reporting the news, all this means is this: The Marxist-Socialist dictatorship running the US---for whom zero serves as the equivalent of a lawn jockey in front of a sporting house---has decided to push now for single payer. Therefore O-Don´tCare must be run up onto the rocks sooner than previously planned. They must be afraid that there is some slim possibility there could be an honest election result in 2014. I disagree.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: M2, 8/15/2013 8:55:12 AM     (No. 9475057)

So now that some unions have complained, they´ll get a waiver from the ACA, which isn´t "affordable" at all, to anybody.

And now, Congressional staffers are exempt, too.

By the time this all shakes down, unless this law is repealed, the ONLY people who will be burdened by this law will be small businesses, middle-class individuals and conservatives. If you think this isn´t deliberate, think again.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: john56, 8/15/2013 9:06:26 AM     (No. 9475078)

Like the NY Times with their random act of journalism about the Clinton foundation scam, NBC will point at this story for the next four years and claim they are "objective" journalists.

Which "allows" them multiple opportunities to (1) slam Republicans and conservatives and(2) run puff pieces like the Hillary "docu-drama."

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Hugh Akston, 8/15/2013 9:24:13 AM     (No. 9475116)

This has all been known to be one of many consequences long before Nasty Pelosi said that we have to pass the bill to find out what is in it. The stench of complicity engulfs the Dems and their media/academic allies in this. That it is by design to enable a soft slow-motion coup d´etat makes the stench even worse. The cherry on the top of this is the fraudulent, illegal administration implementing this.

And the band played on.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Avogadra, 8/15/2013 9:43:12 AM     (No. 9475156)

A voice in the wilderness here. I don´t think single payer can be achieved in the United States. Patients will be forced to see doctors they can´t choose, and then after long waits. Doctors will be forced to do mandated procedures in mandated situations, and forbidden from doing procedures in other situations. Providers will increasingly consist of the incompetent and the unmotivated, protected by strong unions.

America is about choice. Single payer is about taking choice away. If Obamacare doesn´t work, it will look like the Mayo Clinic next to single payer.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: scurfie, 8/15/2013 10:25:24 AM     (No. 9475243)

I disagree #19. I think this whole Obamacare law was deliberately written to be unenforceable, causing mass confusion and bankruptcies, leading to the federal government single payer plan exactly like the rest of the developed countries. There will be rationing, shortages of qualified doctors and nurses, but once installed it will be too late. I hope I am wrong.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Grambo, 8/15/2013 10:27:47 AM     (No. 9475249)

Once again, socialism leaves economic devastation in its wake, and once again, the socialists don’t learn from it.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: a man over thirty, 8/15/2013 10:30:53 AM     (No. 9475257)

But single payer has been the goal all along. Obamacare is just the sledgehammer being used to eliminate private health insurers so the only remaining alternative will be socialized medicine.
Just ask Harry Reid. He´ll tell ´ya all about it.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Lalo, 8/15/2013 10:49:08 AM     (No. 9475307)

My doctor sent out a letter to his patients a few weeks ago announcing that patients would have to pay $1,600 per year for to be able to access him personally; otherwise, you have to see the PA.

And he has always been open on Saturday mornings; but no longer.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Butch59, 8/15/2013 10:59:18 AM     (No. 9475342)

Another action that is coming down the pike is the decades old shouting by dims that all of this will be paid for by "taxing the rich". I don´t know how many times I´ve heard that statement. And the lo-fo´s don´t have a clue about how and where "the rich" keep their money and holdings. They don´t know how an economy works. It´s all about the freebies. And you can bet the farm that dims are going to beat that dead horse!

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Reply 25 - Posted by: chicodon, 8/15/2013 11:10:30 AM     (No. 9475371)

Those who want single payer will be among Obamacare´s harshest critics. This will ratchet up as the law is implemented.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 8/15/2013 11:28:35 AM     (No. 9475425)

I can only assume that NBC is planning on cutting hours as well or maybe there´s a rumors to that effect?

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Reply 27 - Posted by: navybrat, 8/15/2013 11:43:00 AM     (No. 9475459)

Bingo #15.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: grampstosix, 8/15/2013 11:47:17 AM     (No. 9475469)

NBC is reporting as news that which has been history for months.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: nevernaught, 8/15/2013 12:00:47 PM     (No. 9475499)

Obamacare is now being seen as the biggest mess ever perpetrated on the American people. Especially by an incompetent Community Organizer. Look for the Administration to start referring to the program as Bushcare. There, that will absolve any and all Democrats from blame and confuse people about the new name. Perhaps Marxicare would be more appropriate.

In other news today, a rodeo clown wore a George H W Bush mask in 1994 without complaint. People then considered that to be good fun. I say the Obama mask was too close to the truth to be taken lightly by the current crop of race terrorists.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: mc squared, 8/15/2013 12:15:21 PM     (No. 9475521)

When this becomes known beyond the posters here, my money is on Obama waving his royal hand and changing the section of the law regarding part/full time.
And the Pubbies will sit on their hands.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: strike3, 8/15/2013 12:39:52 PM     (No. 9475568)

"Unsustainable" means that this mess can not be fixed. The sooner the obamacare pushers realize this, the sooner it will be thrown out on the garbage dump of obama´s failed ideology.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: ocjim, 8/15/2013 12:45:45 PM     (No. 9475583)

Laughable and classic projection that the Lefist WH would dismiss NBC´s findings as ´´anecdotal.´´ Anecdotes --- the triumph of individual ´´stories´´ over inconvenient stats policy failures and reality --- are the hallmark of the Leftist playbook, promoting their policies with emotional anecdotal heroes from Jane Doe in Roe v Wade to Sandra Fluke to their crowning fictional 2012 campaign concoction, The Life of Julia.
We thought you loved anecdotes, Lefties, or was that just their use in manipulating the LoFos???

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Reply 33 - Posted by: pacman333, 8/15/2013 12:56:43 PM     (No. 9475609)

As many here have stated, single payer has always been the end game and unfortunately it will succeed.

Our employees were notified back in 2009 that their health coverage as they know it will be in jeopardy if the ACA passes. As an employer we will have 2 options. Cut back hours to under 30/week to avoid providing coverage (very difficult to do if you have a conscience) or do not provide coverage and pay the penalty.

Insurance companies will be driven from the market because their premiums will necessarily skyrocket in order to cover the new risks of no preexisting conditions, no limits on coverage, mandatory low deductibles, etc...

The penalty by sending all employees to the government exchanges will be the less expensive route, and voila!, a single payer system.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: tatterdemalion, 8/15/2013 1:17:44 PM     (No. 9475638)

The next step is not changing the program, but instead will involve giving exemptions to the enforcers of the programs.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: bohallx, 8/15/2013 6:56:26 PM     (No. 9476104)

Your typical Capital Hill staffer can get his health insurance through FEHB for something like $10,000 per year. He pays $2,800. You pick up the other $7,200 as part of his compensation package.

By sending him to the DC exchange the staffer will probably find comparable individual insurance (only kind they offer) will be $15,000 per year.

He will pay $4,200. You pick up the other $11,800 ~ which is an increase of $4,600!

Sounds like a deal to me.

If you think it´s a GOOD DEAL ......

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 8/15/2013 7:44:59 PM     (No. 9476151)

The only reason the msm is starting to come around to our way of thinking is because their ratings are dropping. Money talks, no? Don´t believe for a minute that there is an awakening from the left. Just a change in reporting out of convenience.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: previouslyon24, 8/15/2013 7:45:03 PM     (No. 9476152)

"If you like your doctor, or your insurance carrier, you can keep them." Or words to that effect. Who said that anyway? s/o I´m beginning to have some Obama supporters tell me that I told them things like this were going to happen, but they didn´t want to believe me. Just start checking out Lucianne for a while, I tell them, to learn what´s going on.

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A rapid shift to wind and solar power is needed if the world is to avoid catastrophic global warming, the United Nations warns in a crucial report today. Emissions of greenhouse gases need to be cut by up to 70 per cent before 2050 to control climate change, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says. ‘Large-scale changes in energy systems’ are required, with coal power stations to be switched off and replaced by wind and solar. And the transformation needs to be made in the next 15 years or controlling climate change will become increasingly harder and more expensive. The report was published

Chelsea Clinton no longer
ruling out politics

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The Hill (Washington DC), by Judy Katz    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 11:57:36 AM     Post Reply
Chelsea Clinton says when people ask her these days whether she wants to go into politics, her answer isn’t an automatic “no.” The 34-year-old former first daughter told Fast Company in an interview published Monday, “for so long the answer was just a visceral no. Not because I had made any conscientious, deliberate decision, but since people had been asking for as long as literally I could remember, it was no." Now, the only child of former President Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton explains, "I live in a city and a state and a country where I

Glaring limits of the Civil Rights
Act: We need to redistribute wealth

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Salon Magazine, by Matt Bruenig    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/14/2014 7:20:41 PM     Post Reply
Although the Civil Rights Act, the landmark legislation which just reached its 50th anniversary, made great strides in desegregating the economy, economic discrimination is still widespread, and anti-discrimination legislation alone can never rectify the economic damage inflicted upon blacks by slavery and our Jim Crow apartheid regime. The Civil Rights Act was a mild reform, all things considered, but one conservatives fought with vigor and one many conservatives are still bitter about to this day. When the Civil Rights Act passed in 1964, the primary purpose was to root out discrimination in public accommodations (like hotels and movie theaters)

If a nuclear bomb exploded in downtown
Washington, what should you do?

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The Week, by Marc Ambinder    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/15/2014 4:51:46 AM     Post Reply
Funny question in the headline, yes? But since President Obama worries more about the threat of terrorists´ improvised nuclear device going off in a major American city than anything Russia can throw at us, I was wondering if the government had deigned to share with us citizens any tips for, you know, surviving something their own intelligence points to as the likeliest unlikely Black Swan event. Well, no. And yes. No — very few people in Washington, D.C., who work for the government have any idea what they would do if a 10-kiloton nuclear device exploded at the intersection of 16th and K

Obama taps gay bishop to wrap Easter
Prayer Breakfast with invocation

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 4/15/2014 9:25:28 AM     Post Reply
When President Obama needed a preacher to fulfill the closing prayer duties at the annual White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, he turned to none other than the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop — who said he was as shocked as anyone at the appointment. The Right Rev. Gene Robinson said in a tweet, accompanied by a photo of Mr. Obama behind a podium at the event: “POTUS ‘preaches’ at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. OMG!” Newsmax said he also emphasized that the words he chose to close the breakfast

Obama Selects First Openly Gay
Episcopal Bishop to Lead Easter Prayer

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Mediaite, by Andrew Kirell    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 12:46:05 PM     Post Reply
President Obama pulled a surprise move Monday at the White House’s Easter Prayer Breakfast when he selected Gene Robinson to lead the closing prayer. Robinson is famously known as the first openly gay Episcopal bishop. Talking Points Memo’s Tom Kludt spotted the following tweet from Robinson, who was in attendance: (Tweet) Robinson, 66, became diocesan bishop of New Hampshire in March 2004. He retired in January 2013 and is currently a senior fellow at the progressive

Developing: Russian fighter jet buzzes
U.S. Navy destroyer in Black Sea

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Associated Press, by Lolita C. Baldor    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/14/2014 12:49:12 PM     Post Reply
A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, a U.S. military official said Monday. In the first public account of the incident, the official said the Russian Fencer flew within 1,000 yards of the USS Donald Cook, a Navy destroyer, at about 500 feet above sea level. Ship commanders considered the actions provocative and inconsistent with international agreements, prompting the ship to issue several radio queries and warnings. The fighter appeared to be unarmed and never was in danger of

Atlanta Braves flooded with Hank
Aaron hate mail: He’s a ‘s*****g’

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Washington Times (D.C.), by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/15/2014 3:23:19 PM     Post Reply
Hank Aaron’s recent comments about the need for America to realize that racism is still very much alive and thriving — only now due to those who wear “neckties and starched shirts” rather than KKK hoods — has sparked an angry backlash and many fans are turning the tables, calling the baseball legend himself a racist. “Hank Aaron is a s*****g piece of [expletive] [racial slur],” one man said in an email to the Atlanta Braves’ front office, one of the teams Mr. Aaron used to play for, CBS News reported. “My old man instilled in my mind from a


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