Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Obama To America's Employers For The Past 3+ Years: Don't Worry About New Costs of ObamaCare; You'll Be Allowed To Put Your Workers Into The Exchanges! 

Obama Today: HA HA, YOU SUCKERS!

The I.R.S. today unveiled a new rule that bars employers from sending their employees into the exchanges to buy their own health insurance. 

WASHINGTON — Many employers had thought they could shift health costs to the government by sending their employees to a health insurance exchange with a tax-free contribution of cash to help pay premiums, but the Obama administration has squelched the idea in a new ruling. Such arrangements do not satisfy the health care law, the administration said, and employers may be subject to a tax penalty of $100 a day — or $36,500 a year — for each employee who goes into the individual marketplace.
The ruling this month, by the Internal Revenue Service, blocks any wholesale move by employers to dump employees into the exchanges.
Under a central provision of the health care law, larger employers are required to offer health coverage to full-time workers, or else the employers may be subject to penalties.
Well leave it to the NYT's to leave the REAL NEWS out of it's own story.  

"Many employers had thought they could shift health costs to the government by sending their employees to a health insurance exchange...." - note how the NYT's doesn't spend even one second on where America's employers might have gotten this idea from. 

How about...from the Obama Administration itself, which repeatedly claimed employers would be able to dump their workers into these exchanges for the past 3+ years?  For over 3 years this White House maintained an illusion that employers would have a choice.   Then they waited until the Memorial Day 3-Day weekend in May 2014 to drop this bombshell.  

The MSM has already shown how they are going to help this White House on this issue.  With the NYT's leading the way, they are just going to announce the bare facts & move on with no mention of over 3 years worth of broken promises.  

It's clear the Obama administration intended to do this all along if their argument is that allowing employers to shift workers into the exchanges doesn't 'satisfy the health care law'.  The brazen nerve of these people is infuriating.  They had THREE FREAKING YEARS to speak up about this.  They watched all the debate, the discussion, the numbers crunching, and never breathed a word about their intention to force employers to foot the entire bill. 

Let's see a show of hands. If this administration had told the TRUTH three years  ago and informed America's employers they wouldn't have any choice but to eat the new costs of the ACA themselves with no ability to move workers to the exchanges, who thinks the ACA passes? 

Obama, Sebelius, EVERYONE in this administration lied about EVERYTHING to do with this horrible law.  Can't keep your plan, can't keep your doctor, your new plan costs more, and now another lie bites the dust.  
This latest ObamaCare lie to be exposed will have far-reaching consequences.  Remember all those CBO figures on how many job losses the full ACA implementation would result in? All those figures presumed employers would be able to shift some of the new rising costs by moving workers into the exchanges.  Now that the IRS has barred them from doing that, all those CBO figures are going to have to be redone.  And the projected job losses will now be greatly increased over what was expected before. 

And remember: these pricks in the White House could have spoken up at any time over the past three years & informed the CBO & America's business class that, why, no, in fact they weren't going to allow businesses to send employees into the exchanges.  

It's becoming more clear than ever that EVERYTHING this White House ever said about the ACA is up for grabs.  You can't trust it on anything.  The ACA is whatever they say it is at any given moment.  This is not rule of law, this is exactly what Adam Baldwin said it is in a tweet today: 


  1. The company my husband works for was recently bought by another. (So Comany A bought out by Company B). When Company A offered its health insurance plan for this year, it would've cost us $787/mo. I don't recall what the deductible was.

    Today Company B talked to the employees about their health insurance plan: the two of us (middle-aged), medical+dental = $1029.06/mo, $6K/yr. deductable.

    To give you an idea of how impossible that price tag is for us: that's as much as our mortgage, homeowner's insurance, property tax, cable, phone, internet, AND electric bills COMBINED.

    It's nearly $250 per month more than what we would've been paying had we opted to buy insurance from Company A (which was also too expensive for us to purchase).

    As an added illustration, last year my husband needed prostate surgery. Because we had no insurance, they gave us an immediate discount of 50%. Because we made less than 3 times the poverty line, we also qualified for an additional 25% discount. Our final cost on the surgery and all associated costs was less than $5k; we're still paying the hospital, which was kind enough to work out a payment plan with us, but all others have been paid. Had we been charged the full retail price on the surgery, we would have barely (if at all) reached the annual premium plus deductible on offer from Company B. In other words, the cost of the new insurance plan plus the deductible is as much as paying full price out of pocket for prostate surgery.

    How are we better off buying insurance than last year when we didn't have it?

    Oh, did I mention that one of the things the ACA is doing is pushing hospitals to reduce the charity they offer and forcing the uninsured onto the exchanges? Where they can pay grossly inflated prices for useless insurance.

    Personally I believe the ACA was designed as merely a stepping stone to get what the left really wants: single-payer socialized medicine.

  2. Wow, that is an awesome real life example of the real harm this horrible law is causing real Americans everywhere. I would encourage you to contact your local news affiliates and volunteer to share your story if they are looking for local examples of people harmed by these new health law changes.

  3. Everything related to Obama is a lie. Including his birth certificate. Dems have really pulled a fast one this time.

  4. King Putt lie? No way! The Humungus is kind, charitable and benevolent to all who surrender and willingly kiss his boot.