Showing posts with label Affordable Healthcare Act. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Affordable Healthcare Act. Show all posts

Friday, October 26, 2018

Ex-speaker of the House called VA "unnecessary"

John Boehner thinks the VA is unnecessary!

Combat PTSD Wounded Times
Kathie Costos
September 26, 2018

Boehner calls VA 'hopeless,' says it provides 'substandard care' so the headline read. It only took a few more words for John Boehner to tell us how he really feels.
At the Cleveland Clinic's 2018 Medical Innovation Summit, Boehner called the VA "hopeless" and unnecessary, suggesting instead that veterans would receive better care from other hospital systems.
Unnecessary? Seriously? Gee why would anyone in their right mind with any kind of appreciation for our veterans say such a thing? Does he not understand that taking care of our disabled veteran was something they were promised they would receive from us?

John Boehner 8 weeks in the Navy did not make him a veteran or understand them. Now he won't even honor them with the promise we made to care for them!

"They provide substandard care to our veterans who deserve the best care," Boehner said. "If you're a real doctor, you're probably not working at the VA."
 Wonder why he would say such things? After all, it is almost as he has forgotten he is on record trying 60 times to kill off the Affordable Care Act because it was so lousy for the rest of us. You know, the same system he thinks is now better than the VA, along with treating our veterans as if they did not pre-pay for whatever care they need.

When you consider this from his bio, "Former Republican congressman John Boehner was best known as the speaker of the House, holding the position from January 2011 to October 2015," and the fact that also meant that he was in charge of what Bills were voted on, we have his to thank for what was done to our veterans by offering the "substandard" care he was referring to.

We also need to add in this, since he did not simply arrive in Congress as the Speaker.
Boehner rose to power as a Republican member of Congress in 1990, becoming one of the the youngest members of the House. Throughout his tenure, Boehner has held his ground as a staunch conservative, promoting small-government policies. He has been elected 12 times and became speaker of the House of Representatives in January 2011."

Oh, but that is not all there is to his history. 
After graduating from high school during the Vietnam War in 1968, Boehner enlisted in the U.S. Navy. Because of a bad back, he was honorably discharged after eight weeks. Boehner decided to attend college, though it took him seven years to graduate, working different jobs to pay his way through school.
Maybe he hates the VA because of that?

As for the "care" the rest of us receive, Boehner thinks would be just fine for our veterans remember this part.
Obamacare was enacted nearly seven years ago - over Republican objections - in an effort to expand coverage and give new protections for people with pre-existing health conditions and other barriers that left them without insurance. In the past few years, the House has voted more than 60 times to repeal or alter Obamacare, but Republicans had no hope a repeal would become law as long as Obama was president and could veto their bills.

Boehner opts for Obamacare over Medicare

Wonder if he ever saw this video and what the rest of us know about what Congress has not done FOR OUR VETERANS?

Friday, June 23, 2017

Senator Heller Says No to Hurting Us

Heller won't back Senate GOP health care bill 
By Eric Bradner 
June 23, 2017
(CNN)Dean Heller on Friday became the latest Senate Republican to say he opposes the current GOP health care bill. "It's simply not the answer," the Nevada Republican said at a news conference alongside Gov. Brian Sandoval in Las Vegas. "And I'm announcing today that in this form, I simply will not support it." 

Almost immediately, the pro-Trump group America First Policies decided to launch what a source with the group says will be a major television, radio and digital ad buy against Heller -- a remarkable attack on a member of Trump's own party whose seat is endangered in 2018.
Gov. Brian SandovalSandoval specifically pointed to people who were making a little more than $16,000 per year. "These are our friends, these are our families, and these are our neighbors. ... They are living healthier and happier lives because of that decision -- I don' think that can be overstated enough." read more here

Saturday, May 6, 2017

House GOP Didn't Care About 7 Million Veterans?

Trump promised to work for vets, but they could lose big under House health care bill
McClatchy News
May 5, 2017

The health care bill that Republicans in the House of Representatives passed this week could strip 7 million veterans of tax credits and place many of them in high-risk pools by classifying post-traumatic stress disorder as a pre-existing condition.

Democrats seized on those possible effects to slam Republicans, saying they had voted for a bill that would, if it became law, end up punishing millions of veterans, a group that President Donald Trump fervently vowed to support during his campaign.

“This is not fear mongering, This is not hyperbole,” said Rep. Mark Takano, D-Calif., who is a member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee. “This bill jeopardizes health care for up to 7 million veterans, and everyone should oppose it.”
The House passed the American Health Care Act on Thursday by a narrow 217-213 vote and sent it to the Senate, where its fate is uncertain. The complaints of veterans are unlikely to help its chances of ultimate approval.

The bill offers Americans tax credits that they can use to buy private insurance – as long as they are not eligible for other low-cost government health care options. That’s the catch for veterans, who are eligible for medical care offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

That means that an estimated 7 million veterans who qualify for VA health care benefits but elect not to take them would be ineligible for the tax credits.
read more here

WFT is wrong with these politicians? Kill off the Affordable Care Act and the VA by closing VA hospitals at the same time they pull this stunt?

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Veterans ask, "Do you really want to hurt me?"

Veterans ask, "Do you really want to hurt me?" Yes, some politicians just don't care if ending the Affordable Care Act can hurt veterans.
A preliminary review of 2006 data shows little change in the number of uninsured veterans since 2004, Woolhandler noted. Woolhandler's team found that 645,628 uninsured veterans were old enough to have served in Vietnam. More than 1 million (1,105,891) served at other times, including in Iraq and the first Gulf War -- 56.5 percent were older than 44. Among uninsured veterans, 26.5 percent said they couldn't get medical care because of costs, 31.2 percent delayed care due to costs, and 49.1 percent hadn't seen a doctor within the past year. In addition, two-thirds didn't receive preventive care. Yet, almost two-thirds were employed, the researchers found.
More than 600,000 veterans will go without health insurance next year unless 19 states stop holding out against expanding Medicaid, researchers said Wednesday.
Not all U.S. veterans receive health care through the VA's Veterans Health Administration, but the massive system does serve about two-thirds of the 9 million veterans who currently qualify. (To be eligible for VA care, a veteran must have a service-related physical or mental health condition.) Trump has proposed solving the VA's problems of long waits and poor care by allowing veterans to see private doctors, with Uncle Sam picking up the tab. But that program -- which would cost as much as $500 billion over 10 years, according to the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget -- is controversial, with some veterans groups seeing it as partial privatization that could ultimately weaken the VA.

The truth is, about 80% of the veterans in this country do not use the VA for all of their healthcare. Most do not go for a lot of reasons. Some won't go because they believe the VA is for veterans worse off than they are. If a veteran has a job and is insured under the Affordable Care Act, this will harm them and frankly, they want to know why? They really want to know why because the politicians talking about ending it are also talking about privatizing the VA and sending them into the same mess that is about to get a lot worse.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Masterful Jokers We Call Our Leaders

Joke of the Week: Send Veterans Into System Congress Voted to Kill Off?
Wounded Times
Kathie Costos
December 5, 2015

Today was one of those days when I just wanted to chill out for a while. I was playing solitaire on my tablet when it dawned on me there are no jokers. I started laughing about not playing with a full deck. That's when it hit me how many politicians aren't playing with one or even pretending anymore.
Just this week the Senate voted to kill the Affordable Care Act. Basically wasted their time since they didn't have enough votes to avoid a veto.
By voting to nullify Obamacare -- the signature domestic accomplishment of the Obama administration -- GOP congressional leaders fulfilled a longtime pledge to voters and rank-and-file members to get a repeal to President Barack Obama's desk, even though he will veto it.
And then we have Mitch McConnell
"Middle class Americans continue to call on Washington to build a bridge away from Obamacare. They want better care. They want real health reform," argued Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. "
Yet the same folks saying privatizing the VA makes sense to them? First they have been trying to get rid of medical care for average folks instead of trying to fix what is wrong with what they call "Obamacare" willingly subjecting Americans to suffer with worse conditions than they had before. They top that off with saying that sending veterans into all that mess is a good idea?

Why Veterans Groups Are Worried About Privatization Of The VA
Top Republicans’ growing support for privatization of the Department of Veterans Affairs health care system is frightening some veterans groups. These veterans advocates acknowledge the urgency of reform at the notoriously backlogged and scandal-ridden VA. But they do not believe private insurance or medical care is capable of accommodating veterans’ specific needs, and maintain that a voucher program for purchasing care outside the VA system will inevitably fall short of veterans' expenses.
New poll results may give these organizations additional political leverage. Nearly two-thirds of veterans oppose “privatizing VA hospitals and services,” according to a poll released Tuesday by the Vet Voice Foundation. And some 80 percent of the veterans surveyed believe veterans “deserve their health care to be fully paid for, not vouchers which may not cover all the costs.”
Veterans are not stupid and they are willing to sacrifice anymore for politicians sending them to fight wars and then forcing them to fight for care afterwards because none of politicians planned for wounded survivors to become disabled veterans.

None of this is new. They have had to fight for care since the Revolutionary War. Politicians avoid mentioning the simple fact they also control the funding for the VA plus write all the bills and rules the VA has to follow. In other words, they have had jurisdiction over the VA since 1946 but blame everyone else for not taking care of veterans.

Nice little trick played by masterful jokers we call our leaders.

History and Jurisdiction

The Committee on Veterans' Affairs of the House of Representatives was authorized by enactment of Public Law 601, 79th Congress, which was entitled "Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946." Section 121(a) of this Act provides: "there shall be elected by the House at the commencement of each Congress the following standing committees": Nineteen Committees are listed and No. 18 quotes: "Committee on Veterans' Affairs, to consist of 27 Members." This Act has since been amended so that there are now 22 Standing Committees in the House of Representatives. The number of Members (Representatives) authorized to serve on each Committee has been changed from time to time. There are currently 29 members of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
The Committee on Veterans' Affairs is the authorizing Committee for the Department of Veterans Affairs. The Committee recommends legislation expanding, curtailing, or fine-tuning existing laws relating to veterans' benefits. The Committee also has oversight responsibility, which means monitoring and evaluating the operations of the VA. If the Committee finds the that VA is not administering laws as Congress intended, then it is "corrected" through the hearing process and legislation. We are the voice of Congress for veterans in dealings with the VA.

Legislation Within the Jurisdiction of the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs

  1. Veterans' measures generally.
  2. Pensions of all the wars of the U.S., general and special.
  3. Life insurance issued by the government on account of service in the Armed Forces.
  4. Compensation, vocational rehabilitation, and education of veterans.
  5. Veterans' hospitals, medical care, and treatment of veterans.
  6. Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief.
  7. Readjustment of servicemen to civilian life.
  8. National Cemeteries.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Reporters lack common sense, among other things

My brain felt like it was turning to mush the last few days from shaking my head. Nothing really new except reporters have gotten worse over the years and not better. Do they really have to teach common sense in journalism class? Start with the Affordable Healthcare Act they love to call Obamacare because too many in this country think they are two different things. Obama got blamed and took it on the chin for something that wasn't his fault but hey, the press jumped on the fact he said people could keep their plans. That didn't mean insurance companies would do the right thing. Here's someone actually using common sense.
Obama never lied about your plan
Terminated policies were introduced after ACA's passing -- often with insurers' knowledge they'd be scrapped
November 15, 2013

President Obama has been getting a lot of grief in the last few weeks over his pledge that with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in place, people would be able to keep their insurance if they like it. The media have been filled with stories about people across the country who are having their insurance policies terminated, ostensibly because they did not meet the requirements of the ACA. While this has led many to say that Obama was lying, there is much less here than meets the eye.

First, it is important to note that the ACA grand-fathered all the individual policies that were in place at the time the law was enacted. This means that the plans in effect at the time that President Obama was pushing the bill could still be offered even if they did not meet all the standards laid out in the ACA.

The plans being terminated because they don’t meet the minimal standards were all plans that insurers introduced after the passage of the ACA. Insurers introduced these plans knowing that they would not meet the standards that would come into effect in 2014. Insurers may not have informed their clients at the time they sold these plans that they would not be available after 2014 because they had designed a plan that did not comply with the ACA.

However if the insurers didn’t tell their clients that the new plans would only be available for a short period of time, the blame would seem to rest with the insurance companies, not the ACA. After all, President Obama did not promise people that he would keep insurers from developing new plans that will not comply with the provisions of the ACA.
read more here

Back to this issue and the fact that the computer programmers screwed up and should have been fired along with having to pay back what they got for sucking at their jobs, but again, reporters wanted to pretend it was all Obama's fault.

Never mind that Congress has had three years to make sure the money was being spent wisely and the contractors would deliver what they said they would but hey, got them a lot more attention to hold the hearings after the fact, much like they do most of the time.

Then we have the cluster you-know-what with the Benghazi report 60 Minutes screwed up but Senator Graham didn't seem to understand that it was a lie.

These are just part of a very long list of things the reporters play on. Would be nice if they would use some common sense and actually start getting the answers we really want to know.

Why were members of Congress so hell bent on getting rid of the one thing that tried to fix what was happening to family after family in this country suffering because of health insurance? Why didn't they spend that amount of time trying to find the best solution for what we needed and not what they could fire up some hotheads with? Did they ever really think of us?

Why didn't insurance companies do the right thing? They had three years to come up with policies that would work for the people who trusted them with their premiums every month. Did anyone ask about the policies that were canceled? Did they ask if those policies ended up belonging to policy holders who dared to file a claim for care? Anyone ask? Did anyone ask to see if the policy holders were looking for something else, shopping around and got canceled because of that?

Believe me, if you read Wounded Times with any regularity, you know I don't defend any politician. It would really be nice if most reporters deserved defending for telling the truth for a change and asking questions so we can know what the facts are instead of playing games on our emotions. In this case, health insurance coverage is a matter of life or death for too many of us. Would have been great if they took it seriously enough before all of this.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Top tech officer at health insurance agency resigns

Working as a temp to make ends meet puts me in a lot of companies and most of them need temporary help to deal with computer issues. I keep waiting for some common sense to come from reporters on this because you know as well as I do, there isn't any common sense left if Congress.
Top tech officer at health insurance agency resigns
NBC News
Maggie Fox
November 6, 2013

The Chief Information Officer for the agency running the troubled health insurance website has resigned, officials confirmed on Wednesday -- but they wouldn't say whether he was a casualty of the messy rollout.

Tony Trenkle, the CIO for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, "made a decision that he was going to move to the private sector," CMS spokeswoman Julie Bataille told reporters.

Members of Congress have been calling for someone to be fired to take responsibility for the embarrassing debut of the centerpiece of health reform -- many even calling for Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to resign. Bataille would not say whether Trenkle had been asked to resign.
read more here

The boss never knows what is being done to get where he decided the company or organization needs to go. He gets to decide on a lot of things but the nuts and bolts are the last thing he wants to learn about.

That is where IT comes in and they better have their game on as soon as they walk in the door.

Miss one thing and you can screw up everything. I had a job where they pulled in over 30 data entry temps because the new program wouldn't pull the data from the old program without messing it all up. This was an agency dealing with medical files. We were supposed to be on the job for two weeks that turned into months by the time we got there because they found more problems. It was an agency that had to deal with a lot of confidential information, health records and had to have everything working right.

The people doing the hiring of IT usually don't have a clue what the techs are talking about either. They want to know how to use it when it is up and running but that is just about it. They don't want to know how it was built. Frankly techs don't want to spend that much time talking, trying to explain it to someone needing a translator to understand all the technical terms.

Hell it was even worse when doctors offices started to use electronic records.

We got called in for all kinds of companies because of computer programming issues. Some of the times they were just for upgrades and confused customers. Most of the time it was for confused employees trying to keep up with the new work coming in and had no time to fix the problems.

So back to Affordable Healthcare site. The only people that give a damn about what it takes to make it work are the IT people. Everyone else only cares how to use it and get what they want out of it.

That is what is happening in Congress right now. After years of these yahoos talking about how they needed to fix what we were going through with paying to stay as healthy as possible and treat what went wrong, they finally managed to do it. Turns out the same yahoos were trying to kill it instead of spending time to make sure it worked right while the other side of the yahoos were too busy defending it instead of making sure it worked.

Honestly I am glad I'm on this end when it comes to all the corrupt data going on.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Obamacare website 'fixable' instead of usable?

Official: Obamacare website 'fixable' by end of November on CNN got me laughing. Seriously? They didn't think to make sure it worked before they took it live? What is wrong with these companies?

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Politicians baffle with pure BS

Politicians baffle with pure BS
Wounded Times
Kathie Costos
October 16, 2013

Up until 2007 I was a news junkie and that was a huge problem. I watched all of the national news stations but gave up my addiction when I had enough of watching CSPAN's coverage of the Congress. It was like a faucet dripping on my head for hours. I have total respect for the cameramen on that assignment. Anyway, the good thing about CSPAN is they do pay attention and leave videos up forever. Not that they are watched very much. These videos come in handy when I need to refresh my memory especially in times like the last 16 days when I've been screaming at the TV set as politician after politician talked about what the American people want and not too many were offering any apologizes for what they did to us.

As of today it looks as if they might finally have a deal on what they should have taken care of three years ago. Passing a real budget! Not the wicked pisser budget Paul Ryan kept shoving on the Senate without ever explaining how he could justify any of it, but a real one that would get passed by the majority of both houses. How he ended up on that committee when he came right out and agreed with the Tea Party wanting to take down what the government did just goes to show the party is a mess. After all, Obama, just like all other Presidents had to do one to set the agenda considering they were elected by the majority of the voters nation wide and congress was supposed to just tweak it to fit what they thought was right. But hey, they just proved they do whatever they want. This was all just an exercise in how politicians can't dazzle us with their brilliance but manage to baffle with masterful bullshit.

Start with President Obama. They say when we're playing checkers, he's playing chess and most of the time, he's proven them right. He just did but reporters missed it. While the other politicians were fighting over everything else, no one noticed that he didn't do what he should have done three years ago when the House was turned over to Republicans and their number one job according to Senator Mitch McConnell said with pride their number one job was to make Obama a one term President. While reporters missed that would mean they wouldn't mind destroying the country in the process, they just let him and the other Republicans talk. They also left us suffering.

Three years ago, Obama should have been screaming for a budget to get done. After all, it isn't as if he is camera shy. He should have gotten his network of communication specialists geared up to let everyone know this was not getting done. Why didn't he? Why didn't he start screaming about the budget before sequestration? Why didn't he remind people what we were heading for since he had already been down this road before in 2011 when the US credit rating tanked the last time the GOP tried to pull this off?

On the Affordable Care Act he should have told congress that if they didn't like the bill then they should fix it to make sure it worked considering they have been on record talking about the need for the American people to have affordable healthcare for years. (Yep, good old CSPAN) Senator Bill Roth R-Delaware Finance Committee Chairman "Well-being of all families, the need to provide them with the most meaningful tax relief possible. To do it in a way that families can meet their individual needs." Increases access to healthcare! Back in 1999. Even John Boehner was talking about it along with the need for an up or down vote when the Democrats controlled the House.

And the poor GOP so hell bent on ending Obamacare when their supports love Affordable Care Act kind of proves the point that this is all pure BS.

What cracks me up the most is the fact that they are not talking about apologizing to the American people they just put through hell, they are talking about doing it all over again in a few months. Do we really want to go through this all over again?

Like with most things reporters are all over the story now but in a week or so they will find something else to report on and forget all over this until it comes up again and none of them will remind any of us how things got so bad.

CSPAN will be there covering all of it but maybe they should think of hiring a great graphic arts major and a music genius to make it more interesting to listen to the speeches given on the way this country is actually being run. Lately the Daily Show has been a better ob reporting on the news than news stations so maybe they can get some advice from Jon Stewart.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Five families of fallen war fighters and veterans suffering for what?

So now the story is not about the Affordable Care Act but they don't seem to know why they are holding up the budget yet again and we have to keep suffering.

We've all heard of Corporate Raiders taking over companies to destroy them from within. Well it seems we have the same thing going on with the Tea Party so hell bent on proving the government doesn't work, they made sure they broke it.

I lost patience a long time ago with them as soon as they went after veterans. Yes, veterans seem to be a favorite target of their claws. Remember Paul Ryan and his budget that hacked the VA? Thank God the Senate said hell no. We remember Michele Bachmann plan was to cut veterans benefits by 4.5 billion. They are just the part of what has been going on.

Veterans care about a lot of things so they want this country they risked their lives for to work for everyone, not just for them but the last thing they want is to have more harm done to them. Enough is enough.
VA furloughs 7,000 employees, closes regional offices
Army Times
Rick Maze
October 8, 2013

Furloughs affect veterans' ability to check on benefits claims face to face.

WASHINGTON — Veterans regional offices are closed and nobody is answering phones Tuesday as the government shutdown forces furloughs of 7,000 employees of the Veterans Benefits Administration.

"All public access to VBA regional offices and facilities will be suspended," said Victoria Dillon, Veterans Affairs Department spokeswoman.

Walk-ins and phone calls to regional offices are common to get status reports on benefits and to seek help. Voluntary officers from veterans organizations who help file claims are located in many regional offices, so access to them could be restricted.
read more here

Yes, they just ended up cutting more jobs for the folks taking care of veterans.

So a bunch of yahoos like Bachmann made a show of opening up the Memorials in Washington so that the veterans would be able to visit them and they would look good mugging for the news crews pretending they cared when behind the veterans' backs they proved they didn't.

I was in work on yet another temp assignment because these people stopped caring about "creating" jobs as soon as the election was over and Romney lost. All they have cared about is ending the Affordable Care Act they thought calling Obamacare would make it something dirty. Maybe they fooled their voters but they didn't fool the rest of us. If it was so bad and they cared, then they should have fixed it instead of holding over 40 votes to end it.

How many hearings did they have on military suicides and why they had gone up after they funded programs to the tune of over a billion a year? None. Sure they played as if they gave a damn listening to families tell their heartbreaking stories but not once did they hold anyone accountable.

How many times did they hold hearings on the fraud going all over this country committed by veterans groups pretending to be raising funds for veterans when most of the money went into their pockets? Are these guys really watchdogs of our money or not?

If this isn't enough to tick you off, you need to read what else I was reading in work today.
'Just disgusting': Outrage after shutdown delays payment for families of fallen
By Andrea Mitchell and Erin McClam
NBC News
October 8, 2013

In what veterans call an outrageous slight after the ultimate sacrifice, the shuttered federal government is withholding a $100,000 payment normally wired to relatives of fallen soldiers — including the families of five killed in Afghanistan over the weekend.

The payment, known as the death gratuity, is typically sent to families of the fallen within three days to help them cover funeral costs or travel to meet the flag-draped coffins of their loved ones.

“It is upsetting because my husband died for his country, and now his family is left to worry,” said Ashley Peters of Springfield, Mo., whose husband, Jeremy, was a special agent assigned to the Army’s 5th Military Police Battalion and was among the five killed. “My husband always said if something happened to him we would be taken care of.”
read more here

Monday, October 7, 2013

Why is Boehner refighting the 2012 election?

Why is Boehner refighting the 2012 election?
Wounded Times
Kathie Costos
October 7, 2013

Every time John Boehner gets on TV I am stunned. Stunned by what he says almost as much as the fact the interviewer doesn't seem to remember things much better than he does. Why are we suffering because he wants to pretend things turned out differently?

The people of Ohio did in fact say what they wanted as far as the presidency went. They voted for Obama. In 2012 Obama received 2,697,260 while Romney received 2,593,779. Guess that didn't matter anymore than the 2008 election when they also voted for Obama over McCain. Back then it was 2,933,388 for Obama and 2,674,491 according to the Washington Post.

A total of 62,611,250 Americans voted for Obama in 2012 but it seems as if Boehner has been forgetting that every time he says, "The American people" want this or want that.

Had this been after the election last year and votes went the other way, then he would be correct in saying the American people do not want Obamacare because that is how they would have voted but just like the election before, all we've heard out of Boehner is not the same as what most Americans voted for.

The Republican party is not toast yet, but they are in the toaster baking to the point where their financial supports are speaking from their checkbooks.

What makes all of this even worse is no one seems willing to point this fact out to Boehner. Pretty sad when you think about it. All this damage being done to the country from a man who faced off with David Lewis, a Tea Party Republican in the primary. Boehner pulled off 71,120 votes then. In the general he managed to get 246,378 virtually unopposed by a write candidate James Condit Jr.

Seems that it is pretty clear that he just didn't like the results of the election last year so he is refighting it at every turn and the over 62 million Americans that did say what they wanted just don't matter to him or his party at all.

So where are the reasonable Republicans that used to hold office and kept the Democrats in check without holding the country hostage facing one crisis after another because the House can't get their act together long enough to pass a single budget that would reflect what the majority of this nation voted for? How many more times will he threaten the reputation of this nation and harm the American people?

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Defund Congress Affordable Healthcare Coverage they get

Congress has the best healthcare coverage in the country and the taxpayers pay for it. Somehow that didn't translate into coming up with insurance for the rest of us to stay alive without bankrupting our families. After Congress passed the bill in the first place, some brats decided they would hold the country hostage to get rid of Obamacare no matter who got hurt. If they cared, these brats would have come up with a proper plan equal to the one they have for the people they were elected to represent. What did they do? They held about 50 votes to kill it instead of spending a fraction of their time to fix it. Then when that didn't work, they decided to pass a budget that defunds it even though it was only symbolic because they knew the Senate would reject it.

Well that happened so last night the House passed a budge that delays funding what they already approved. Amazing how they get to spend money and then refuse to pay for anything. Remember, that is how we ended up with sequestration and a lowering in our credit ranking but that wasn't bad enough for them.

During the election they whined about jobs but they haven't done anything to create jobs at the same time they said government does not create jobs. Must have made sense to them. It left the rest of us scratching our heads. They say a lot, spend a lot without any accountability but the worse thing is they also get a lot. Their expense reports are amazing considering we pay for what they do including their health insurance.

If we are not worthy of being able to see a doctor when we get sick then why should they be able to? Defund their healthcare and then they can prove we are all in this together. How fast do you think they'd fix the healthcare bill if that happened?
House Budget Vote Passes In Favor Of New Obamacare Deal-Breaker, Shutdown Looms
AP/The Huffington Post
Posted: 09/29/2013

The House voted early Sunday morning to pass a new continuing resolution, 231 to 192, which would fund the government thru Dec. 15.

The plan, which emerged on Saturday, would also impose a one-year delay of Obamacare and a full repeal of the law’s tax on medical devices.

"The House has again passed a plan that reflects the American people’s desire to keep the government running and stop the president’s health care law," House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said in a statement, adding, "Now that the House has again acted, it’s up to the Senate to pass this bill without delay to stop a government shutdown."

Even before the House voted, Senate Democrats pledged to reject the measure and the White House issued a statement vowing a veto in any event. Republicans are pursuing "a narrow ideological agenda ... and pushing the government towards shutdown," it said.

The Senate is not scheduled to meet until mid-afternoon on Monday, 10 hours before a shutdown would begin, and even some Republicans said privately they feared that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., held the advantage in the fast-approaching end game. If so, a House GOP rank and file that includes numerous tea party allies would soon have to choose between triggering the first partial shutdown in nearly two decades – or coming away empty-handed from their latest confrontation with Obama.
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