Obamacare did that..

Who woulda thunk that there would be rate hikes on health insurance caused by the stupidity of the progressive unicorn fart sniffing crowd that passed Obamacare so we could find what was in it? Well, some of us not only predicted this, but warned others this was the pan from the start:

Major insurers in some states are proposing hefty rate boosts for plans sold under the federal health law, setting the stage for an intense debate this summer over the law’s impact.

In New Mexico, market leader Health Care Service Corp. is asking for an average jump of 51.6% in premiums for 2016. The biggest insurer in Tennessee, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, has requested an average 36.3% increase. In Maryland, market leader CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield wants to raise rates 30.4% across its products.

And on and on. Because this thing wasn’t just flawed, but set up to fail and do exactly this to those of us that actually produce and pay for these things. Since Obamacare was passed, my rates have gone up over 30%. And I was not one of the people directly impacted by the individual mandate because I had an employer sponsored plan for which the marxists behind this debacle kept pushing out the date the rules would kick in for fear of the political damage it would cost. Well, the 2014 elections are done, and the chickens are coming home to roost.

And speaking of employers: my employer has done a lot of talking about how they will not stop offering healthcare because they care about employees. This much bloviating is a red flag to me. Too much effort when they could just not even bother. Someone in the industry will sooner than later drop company provided insurance, that’s because the penalty is cheaper than paying for the insurance, and every single company in the industry will follow suit because their competitiveness is impacted – by design, mind you – to dump everyone on the government rolls.

This thing was designed to destroy the worlds most effective and efficient healthcare system – based on the medical capability and access, and not on the bullshit stats progressives like to push such as who gets care at other people’s expense – so the left could pass a single payer system that would give them even more control over the life of the serfs under them. Of course, people that have already used other branches of the government to punish dissenters, political enemies, and anyone they feel disrespected them – from the IRS to the DOJ, or the EPA – would never decide to use healthcare as a weapon against their enemies when they control it.

The left will always resort to tyranny, because that’s the natural and logical conclusion of what they believe in always leads to. The over 100 million murdered and billions made to live in misery, in the name of social justice of all things, during the last century of progressive power has not served to dissuade low information, brain washed, mushy headed idiots from voting for the people preying on their jealousy and envy.

Don’t you know that we need to break a shit ton of eggs for this giant shit omelet they want to feed us, you evil individualist! Power to the nanny state! Get ready to pay a lot more, for less, and have to wait a long ass time to get whatever mediocre service you can get. And don’t you dare complain that you though they would bleed someone else to give the slackers more free shit in return for their votes. Sad to have to admit it, but the only reason I feel justice is happening is the army of idiots that pushed for this monstrosity and are now going to take it up the ass (not that there is anything wrong with that if you are into that).

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  1. Aussiesmurf

    These are proposed rate hikes (ie. ambit claims) by the for-profit insurance companies, not actual rate hikes.  Get back to me when these insane proposals or anything like them are actually accepted.

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  2. CM

    100 million murdered and billions made to live in misery, in the name of social justice

    I can’t believe more people don’t want to post on this blog. Just unexplainable.

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  3. AlexInCT *

    These are proposed rate hikes (ie. ambit claims) by the for-profit insurance companies, not actual rate hikes. 

    You sound like Bill Clinton discussing the meaning of the word “is”. Yes, these are requests for new rates by insurance companies – the for profit part matters not at all when they are forced to sell product at a loss and either go broke or require the tax payer to subsidize it (meaning people like me get screwed coming and going to give healthcare to others that often can’t afford it because they made bad choices in life) – you douche. What’s your point?

    Every rate hike request they have made so far since Obamacare became the law of the land has been approved because they need the money to pay for the freeloaders. This one will too, and anyone pretending otherwise is a fucking liar. Because if they don’t approve them these insurance companies will stop doing business in these states.

    BTW, it is not just insurance rates that have seen ludicrous rate hikes. In CT we had a 25% jump in electricity charges between 2012 and 2014. That was followed by a 23% jump sine the beginning of this year. That is happening because CT decommissioned nuclear and coal power plants and now has to pay premium dollar to get electricity from elsewhere. Even worse is the ripoff tax I pay so they can subsidize the people that because of these machinations now can’t afford to pay their bills.

    Collectivism beyond the family unit is an evil disease.

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  4. AlexInCT *

    I can’t believe more people don’t want to post on this blog. Just unexplainable.

    So you are saying that we are at fault for pointing out that the only way to get collectivists to post here is not to point out how murderous and destructive what they believe in is in practice? Would you afford a Nazi or a member of the KKK the same privilege and walk all on egg shells to avoid hurting their feelings with the truth? Somehow I doubt it.

    Besides, what kind of real discussion are we going to have when one side demands that they be treated with kid gloves while attacking the other like a pack of hyenas for not conforming? I pass and will never mince words when talking about the evils of collectivism. If you feel these facts impede your ability to sell your bullshit, like the warning on a pack of cigarettes, the problem is yours.

    But nice try there though CM. Someone with less experience might even have thought you actually meant well instead of your usual tactic of simply fucking up every conversation by either derailing it or pulling everyone else down some specious argument to avoid discussing what’s really the problem.

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  5. CM

    Conflating people who don’t agree with your personal political opinion with “100 million murdered and billions made to live in misery, in the name of social justice” (and now Nazis and KK members)  is precisely why nobody would bother. But then I’m sure that’s what you want. You never want to be actually challenged, because you have a history of failing so spectacularly to back any of it up. You can never deal with what people actually say because the details, to you, are irrelevant.

    But you’re enabled by your politicial bedfellows, so you’ll keep doing it.

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  6. Ed Kline

    I think I understand why I loathe Alex’s posts. He wants to have discussions about how awful liberals are like it was 2002. We get it, they suck. A lot of us however realized around 2004-05 that the republicans suck too. I mean really really suck. He doesn’t want to look at that. He just wants to ridicule the other side ad infinitum. Well your side is no better buddy. they pay lip service  to the right ideas,but they don’t walk the way they talk. until they do ( which will probably be never) I really don’t give a shit about what an idiot Bernie Sander’s is, because I already knew that. This is where people like Lee ( years before he died) moved far away  ( on the political spectrum) from  people  like you, and having you as such a prolific author here radically changed the tone from where he was at that time.

    Blogging is dead. This blog is dead. It’s 2015, even if Lee had lived this would be dead. You either move on to YouTube or whatever or it dies.
    The Daily dish is gone. Old people read blogs.  It’s nobody’s fault. This is just a waste of our time. Might as well buy a newspaper ( which I haven’t since the 90’s) if I’m going to do this. I had a great time here even though I seemed miserable, but I’m done. Good luck to you all. If I’m wrong about the God thing, I’ll see some of you in hell.

     

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  7. blameme

    But you’re enabled by your politicial bedfellows, so you’ll keep doing it.

    CM, I know we have our run ins from time to time, but why do you argue with Alex? I don’t enable him because I don’t engage with him.

    My guess if nobody ever responded, he’d learn to calm down on the hyperbole and use stats etc to back up his arguments or he’d quit posting.

    I’d be happy with either outcome. Keep arguing with him if you like, but nothing comes of it.

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  8. blameme

    Ed, I never got to buy you that root beer. I guess it’ll never happen now. Good luck in hell. I hear it’s hot and root beer is in short supply.

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  9. richtaylor365

     A lot of us however realized around 2004-05 that the republicans suck too. I mean really really suck. 

    You don’t think he knows that? But here you go, falling in to the predictable (lazy) mindset of confusing the message with the messenger. The core conservative tenets have not changed (smaller government-more efficient and more accountable to the people, honoring and abiding by the Constitution, respecting the sanctity of the individual, less government intrusion and regulation, allowing the free markets to work lifting all boats, individual responsibility and self reliance, America is exceptional). Naturally some politicians fall short and muddy the message, they should be discarded immediately.

     and having you as such a prolific author here radically changed the tone from where he was at that time.

    You had your chance to make things better. When I wrote those posts months ago about adding new authors, you were conspicuously silent. Yes, it is easier to carp from the sidelines then to actually put yourself and your ideas out into the public arena.

    Blogging is dead

    I disagree, I still visit more than a few very successful vibrant blogs out there, the format still works.

    This blog is dead

    Now here I agree, too many structural deficiencies, too bad.

     I had a great time here even though I seemed miserable

    I think that was by design, not sure why though.

    If I’m wrong about the God thing

     

    You are, but free will and all that, enjoy.

     

     

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  10. CM

    My guess if nobody ever responded, he’d learn to calm down on the hyperbole and use stats etc to back up his arguments or he’d quit posting.

    I actually, literally, laughed out loud at that. Come on now…..

    I don’t for a second believe either outcome would occur. Already a large proportion of his posts are ignored.

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  11. blameme

    I actually, literally, laughed out loud at that. Come on now…..

    I’m glad I bring the funny, but I meant it as well. But if he was just shouting in the dark, perhaps a change would be made.

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  12. AlexInCT *

    I am convinced that the problem the whiners posting about how they dislike what I say here have with what I say isn’t really how I say it, but that I actually have the temerity not to play the rigged game they have set up that prevents us from pointing out the stuff they believe in is downright destructive if not outright evil.

    The left has worked hard to control the conversation through language or topic they will allow. They attempt to silence anyone that says anything they don’t like, exactly like CM and Ed do here. I am surprised they have not resorted to outright calling me a racist/sexist/homophobe/whatever the term du jour is to silence the people that call them on their bullshit yet.

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  13. CM

    I’m not preventing you from doing jack-shit Alex. Never have. I’ve never seen anyone else do it (or try to do it) either. That’s your own fantasyland once again.

    Your posts are devoid of actual facts and you can never defend what you write. Consistently. This is like the thousandth example that I’ve been involved in.

    I am surprised they have not resorted to outright calling me

    As demonstrated in this thread, we leave the name-calling to you. In the end, it’s usually all you have.

    (And that you set yourself up so easily for this sort of easy and obvious response is bewildering)

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  14. AlexInCT *

    I’m not preventing you from doing jack-shit Alex. Never have. I’ve never seen anyone else do it (or try to do it) either. That’s your own fantasyland once again.

    No CM, all you do is bring dishonesty and more bullshit to any attempt at having an honest conversation. I spent a couple of years trying to discuss things with you before I realized that what I was doing was about as wise as pissing in the wind. There are plenty of others that have experienced that here too, and I suspect a lot of them quit because of you.

    But you and the other whiners can blame me because I will simply choose to no longer waste my time letting you marxist twits ruin it.

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  15. CM

    No? Then why did you claim I was. You can’t even keep this story straight.

    You’ve never actually discussed anything with me, that I can remember. I don’t think you are capable of an actual discussion with someone you disagree with. I’ve never seen any evidence of it anyway.

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  16. AlexInCT *

    No? Then why did you claim I was. You can’t even keep this story straight.

    Nice straw man and another excellent exhibit of how worthless trying to engage you in any serious type of discussion is. I never claimed you made me do shit. I specifically said that your complaining smacks of nothing other than the usual liberal trope intended to silence the opposition and control the argument in a way that gives legitimacy to the insanity of what people like you believe in. How you spin that into me making a claim that you are making me do anything is just more of the same bullshit I point out is why I (and most others here) gave up trying to talk with you in good faith. Your arguments are the same: erect a straw man, then knock it down, and blame the other side for not wanting to have the discussion limited to what and how you want to direct it.

    You’ve never actually discussed anything with me, that I can remember.

    You are the embodiment of that liberal caricature you so desperately want to pretend we are falsely accuse you off so we can avoid “discussions”. The only reason you don’t “remember me having a discussion with you” is because you have never wanted to have one. You have always attempted to manipulate and derail any topic so you could reduce it to the usual liberal trope that passes for intellectual discourse in the circle jerks your kind live in. And that’s not my opinion. There are a lot of others that feel that way about you. Some have even told you that repeatedly.

    FOAD you douchebag.

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  17. CM

    Nice straw man…

    Apparently we’re imposing a rigged game set up to prevent you from pointing out the stuff we believe in is downright destructive if not outright evil. No straw man – that’s exactly what you said Alex. It’s all there in black and white. However there is no game preventing you from doing anything. I literally cannot prevent you from doing a single thing. You could potentially even introduce facts to a topic should you wake up a completely different person one day. As opposed to just trotting out your “100 million murdered and billions made to live in misery” ideological mantra.

    Again, you seem to find it difficult to keep even this story straight.

    You have always attempted to manipulate and derail any topic

    Requesting support/evidence for a claim/accusation is what you actually mean. Which is where you immediately change course to personal abuse and this nonsense. YAWN.

    FOAD you douchebag.

    Diddums.

     

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  18. CM

    in the circle jerks your kind live in

    Yes because if we know one thing for sure it’s that I don’t expose myself to other opinions. Anywhere, certainly not online. Unlike you, with your……um, ah, um….oh. Good one.

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