It’s been awhile since GOHMERT weighed in with his usual kooky wackiness, but the hiatus has not mellowed him toward reality one bit!
There are some people that say, “Just let it go, it will fail on its own, and so why not let it go?” Well, that is true. It will fall on its own. But the Soviet Union was destined to fall. But think of the tens of millions of people that died, think of all the freedoms that were taken away from people for around 70 plus years. And I’m one of those who believes that Reagan, by the stand he took, by being aggressive and standing up to them, I believe he saved 20 years of liberty for people who wouldn’t have had it, maybe, in their lifetime.
He goes on to allege that new rules under the Affordable Care Act that went into effect on January 1 are preventing the father of one of his staff members from getting a pacemaker.
In today’s episode of Disgusting Things Republicans Do, Karoli at Crooks and Liars picked up on a flier about health insurance being mailed out by the California Assembly Republican Caucus, advising people to go to a fake version of California’s CoveredCA.com health exchange site.
The fake site is packed with anti-ACA articles and smears:
On their version, there are links to negative articles and twisted messages intended to sour people on signing up for health insurance before they ever land at the official health exchange site.
For seniors, this message:
Seniors on Medicare may not see changes immediately to their benefits or coverage. Down the line, however, the erosion and accessibility of care may become a problem.
To pay for other components of the Affordable Care Act such as expanding Medicaid and creating state health exchanges, Medicare providers will see rate cuts nearing $200 billion over the next decade. These cuts could potentially result in the exodus of doctors from the Medicare system and force Medicare recipients to find new providers, possibly facing longer wait times for care as that pool of doctors shrinks.
The absolute derangement of today’s Republican Party right there, in your face. Using outright dishonesty and trickery in a bizarre attempt to prevent people from getting health insurance is a new low, but I have confidence they’ll find a way to go even lower before long.
Breitbart’s Obamacare Expert: the GOPer Who Thinks Evolution and Embryology Are “Lies From the Pit of Hell”
Today at the increasingly unhinged right wing propaganda site that Andrew Breitbart built, they have a new “expert” on health care, with an EXCLUSIVE breaking news report: EXCLUSIVE: STOP WASTING TIME TRYING TO FIX OBAMACARE!!!
This exclusive opinion on health care and medical science is the work of Republican Representative from Georgia Paul Broun — who believes that evolution, embryology and the Big Bang are “all lies straight from the pit of Hell.”
From Rep. Paul Broun’s (R-GA) remarks at the Liberty Baptist Church Sportsman’s Banquet on September 27, 2012, in Hartwell, Georgia:
BROUN: God’s word is true. I’ve come to understand that. All that stuff I was taught about evolution and embryology and the Big Bang Theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of Hell. And it’s lies to try to keep me and all the folks who were taught that from understanding that they need a savior. You see, there are a lot of scientific data that I’ve found out as a scientist that actually show that this is really a young Earth. I don’t believe that the Earth’s but about 9,000 years old. I believe it was created in six days as we know them. That’s what the Bible says.
And what I’ve come to learn is that it’s the manufacturer’s handbook, is what I call it. It teaches us how to run our lives individually, how to run our families, how to run our churches. But it teaches us how to run all of public policy and everything in society. And that’s the reason as your congressman I hold the Holy Bible as being the major directions to me of how I vote in Washington, D.C., and I’ll continue to do that.
The perfect man to advise the nation on health care!
Today President Obama announced a proposal to allow Americans whose health insurance was scheduled to be cancelled to keep their plans for another year.
Most of this Politico article is dedicated to a barrage of negativity, which is how the entire US media is playing this story today. So let’s skip all the hand-wringing and cut right to the important facts:
The law includes a provision allowing people who, at the time of its passage, had coverage that did not meet the law’s standards to keep their plans, assuming they hadn’t changed plans or seen their plans cancelled since 2010. The proposed fix is “an expansion of the grandfathering principle,” a senior administration official said, allowing insurance companies to retract cancellation notices and provide those cancelled plans for an additional year.
Insurers can re-enroll only those whose plans were slated to be cancelled, and not take in new customers, as Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) has proposed in a bill slated for a Friday floor vote. The Upton bill “would undermine the Affordable Care Act and the marketplaces,” the senior administration official said, while Obama’s plan is aimed at giving consumers “more information, additional choices including keeping their own plans.”
The Department of Health and Human Services will reach out to state insurance commissioners on Thursday and tell them that, in order to ensure a “smooth transition,” insurance companies serving the individual and small-group markets can reintroduce the plans they’d intended to cancel, another senior administration official said.
Insurers, meanwhile, will be informed that they have the option of choosing to reach out to consumers whose plans have been cancelled and offer to provide them for an additional year. Risk pools would be adjusted to offset the change.
Looks like the outrage factory will have to find something new to complain about now — and don’t worry, they will.