Obama And Health Insurers Eye Each Other Warily
When Obama decided that private health insurers would play a major role in health overhaul, he linked the success of his signature domestic policy initiative to the same industry that tried at first to keep the Affordable Care Act from happening.
On Friday, Obama met industry executives at the White House, one day after he announced he would issue an administrative fix to let insurers keep selling health plans that don’t meet the bare minimum required by the new health care law.
The timing of Friday’s meeting was emblematic of the bad blood between the president and the insurance industry. It came after, not before, Obama’s Thursday announcement. Insurance industry officials they didn’t learn the details of the president’s plan to deal with the insurance policy cancellation issue until everyone else did.
“This is a bare knuckles political move trying to throw the hot potato in the insurance industry’s seat,” Laszewski* said.
*[Bob. Laszewski is a health care consultant whose clients include health insurance companies, casualty insurance companies, HMOs, Blue Cross organizations, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, and physician groups.]
Personally, I see this move as our President being tired of dancing around with these maggot insurers. Time to play hardball. Perhaps he saw this coming and that’s why he was more concerned with getting the ACA out bug free or not, knowing that he was going to give it another year anyway. Yeah it’s a hit to his credibility now, but a small price to pay to change the health care of our nation. Only time will tell, and history will be the judge.
It’s quite the show. Morning, waver;y! I wish he’d fast forward to Medicare for all and get it all over with.
That would be ideal, but he’s always tried to hold the middle ground and this is no exception.
Hey CG, how’s your day lookin’ so far ?
Reading what I wrote, it seems my day is “looking” better than I am. LOL Lemme try that again . . . Morning waverly! 😀
So, what do you think will come of this meeting – any revelations in the wind?
The way I see it, since 2009 the insurance companies have been trying sabotage the ACA. Fast forward to Oct 1, 2013, now all of a sudden when they realize there’s nothing they can do to halt it, the insurance companies just want to get on with their business as usual and put it behind them. But Obama has said ‘wait guys, not so fast, let’s sit back down and really talk about this now that I bought us a little extra time”.
I could be way out in left field, but that’s my take. I am more willing to see our President as “dumb like fox” rather than just dumb, as others would like to make him out to be.
It would be timely for him to lean on them – FSM knows they’ve asked for it. I enjoy it when he goes bare-knuckles on the opposition.
me too 🙂
Yum-O-Rama! Finishing off a pot of Anasazi beans with smoked ham hock . . . http://www.anasazibeans.com/beans.html
Gonna need a pan of cornbread for this!
I’ll bring the cornbread!
That’s what I’m talking about! 😀
This is pretty much the view outside my window today http://s1328.photobucket.com/user/quillandinkcreationscolorchart/media/colorchart/White_zps35c53068.jpg.html?evt=email_share 😦
Looks like my view – makes me want to go play in the snow, but there’s not enough for XC yet.
That’s not snow, Gasto. It’s 47 degrees F.
Windows need cleaned?
LOL. No, they’re clean. It’s deep fog.
I keep forgetting about fog. Have I been in the mountains too long?
Here’s a chuckle for you – Rule #1, Don’t Mess With Grannies! http://95rockfm.com/best-voicemail-giving-play-by-play-of-car-accident/?trackback=fbshare_top
Ahahahahaha! If you don’t laugh at that you must be dead!
omfg… I’m dyin’ over here 😆 😆
I’ll be absent for awhile, my real name is being posted across a casket being incinerated in a crematorium, from the same G*D DAMN motherf*cking cyberbullies there was a “truce” with, and were early members of the realm…….FBI has been niotified
WTF??? Take care of yourself, Boy…HUGS!
Correction they were never members of the realm…get the SOB’s.
she was a member TD, she is the ONLY follower on this twitter site, and she used all 3 of her twitter header to advertise the websites attacking me
I’m so sorry, BIB.
That is sick.
Unreal. Good luck with that, BIB.
Tomorrow is John Boehner’s birthday! https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=758713384155195&set=a.421745487851988.116178.228754857151053&type=1
well to john http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtIMji-2itQ
Perfect, and better than he deserves.
ok people are arriving gotta go Grans and CG are in charge!
WOOT! Have fun, Jack – we’ll take good care of the place . . . really!
Haha! Trust us, Jack 😈
Good morning, Realm.
I’m off to a slow start this morning; which blows ’cause I really do need to get some stuff done.
(Tick tock, tick tock.)
Should have read some sports news, or found some cute kitty pictures… but nooooooo; I had to torture myself by reading about the lunatic that gave us Ted Cruz
“Ted Cruz’s Father Suggests Placing Atheists in ‘Camps”
“It’s a free country,” he said. “If these people need to practice their holy rites of atheism, they can do so, as long as they are in clearly-marked encampments far away from the rest of us.”
“While they’re in their Heathen Zones, they’re free to dance naked around the fire, brand the mark of the Devil on their flesh or whatever else they want to do,” he added. “Of course, if they step one foot outside the electrified fence we shoot them between the eyes. Two or three times, just to be sure.”
He also argued that any children spawned in these camps would be removed at birth so they would not be drawn into secular humanism via their birth-mother’s tainted breast milk.
(I am relieved to know that the “camps” will be in Northern California or Vermont. Being exiled to Texas really would be the ultimate punishment for this secular humanist.
All I can see is that my mother was an atheist, and this piece of shit couldn’t hold a moral candle to her.)
They’re the sickest of the sick – and those idiots have the unmitigated gall to claim the moral high ground. TedWardo and his old man may turn slowly on a spit in Hell, for my money.
This really got to me.
I am so pissed that these people are not roundly called out on the MSM.
They get away with saying the most outrageous things, but the President has to absolutely walk on eggshells, and every word he speaks is dissected and debated, ad nauseum.
Don’t forget who owns the media, tg. Do not expect anything different from them.
Yikes! What a moron. He needs to learn the difference between atheism and satanism, for starters. Couldn’t we build an education camp for guys like this? Perhaps somewhere in the Arizona desert?
Now you see the absolute twisted mind that gave Ted Cruz all his moral inspiration. And armed with his ivy-league education he aims to make his daddy proud. Who vote for this imbecile but another imbecile.
who would vote
I will see you good folks later.
Wish I were there to share a bowl of those beans with you, CG. They sound so good.
Wanted to welcome Number9 to the Realm. Hope to cross paths with you later.
Have a good day, everyone.
Hi & bye termgirl.
You would be most welcome anytime, tg. Catch you later.
No sleep for you! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0ffwDYo00Q
LOL that’s not too far off base, except as soon as I reached dream state my 54-pound poop machine climbed up to convince me that a walk in the cold rain is more important than my nap. Sigh….. 🙄
That’s a big dog, bet he/she has a cold nose too. That’s gotta be fun on a winter morning.
Cold nose, wet tongue. It’s a rude awakening.
Howdy folks, what’s cooking?
I’m thinking pork chops on a bed of sauerkraut with oven-roasted sweet potato “fries.”
Just to say hello, and also mention that few of good HP friends were asking me where everyone moved to, I mentioned this place and All-len-All, I don’t know if they will be here, but I told them to check it out to see iif they like it or not.
Have a beautiful Saturday, and good bye.
See you later then, don’t be a stranger.
Thanks, forpeace – don’t be a stranger.
You did better than I did, forpeace. My comment to 19th Amendment has now been pending for 2 hours:
Welcome Cocoa Nut, Service dog in training! :o) .
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You should try jackholesrealm dot com.
Oh, thanks. Yeah, the more the merrier. I love to meet new people online.
Hello, Is there anybody out there? Just nod if you can hear me. Is there anyone home? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHN6AViJAvI
Captain, we’ve found life!
Not for long.
Good to see you Classical.
Pink Floyd ~ Echoes Part 1 (Live At Pompeii) [HD & Remastered]
um.. 🙄 ..I’ve been hacked! ..that’s it. “exit, stage left”
Hiya, pluto, ‘sup?
Hello my friend, anything new happening in Gasville?
Im Westen Nichts Neues, for the moment. How’s it in your world?
Sounds cozy. Still haven’t found what I’m looking for. http://walyou.com/wp-content/uploads//2011/04/have-you-seen-these-droids.jpg
Ummmm, errrr . . . nope, nope – haven’t seen ’em…
Gotta go now…
Oh, we have this DVD.
Best. Band. Ever.
Jack! You naughty boy!
“Banished! oops… I forgot where I am ;-)”
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Ha! The mods over there are getting dishpan hands.
I’ve made a dozen or so comments over there today to friends trying to direct them here–not a single one posted. Go figure. 🙄
You can’t tell me there isn’t a list of posters who must be silenced.
I agree. That’s one of the reasons I haven’t voluntarily closed my anonymous account. Passive aggression is a good tool under such circumstances. 😈
I’m definitely on it too. I couldn’t post anything on that “conversations” thread. They only posted one reply I made to RFdude, one. But not one comment otherwise, and I didn’t go all “conspiracy theory” either. well.. maybe just once. 🙄
Here’s my latest attempt:
Hey Friends! When in pending, I like to go to Jackholes Realm….the new hotspot for everyone who is anyone! ;o)
10 seconds ago
Due to the potentially sensitive nature of this article, your comment may take longer to appear publicly.
I see they reinstated the “your friends’ comment” box, so even if it doesn’t post, all my friends can see it. 😉
It’s hard to get those through. They are pretty good at picking up on threats to take away their clicks and quashing them immediately, so you’ll have to get creative. Yet the trolling and hate speech continues unabated. nice priorities there.
They can quash all they want, but as long as they’ve got that box all my friends can see it whether they post it or not–even if they post it and then remove it. To HP I say “Nanner, nanner, naaaanner!”
😆 Yeah, that’s my alter ego!
Sad to think once I thought of that place as ‘home’. A lot of not so nice people there lately.
It’s surreal when you compare it to the way it was, considering they actually used to ban those people. That all changed when it got sold to AOL, now it’s just another hate filled AOL thread. I’ve posted this sentiment there and naturally they accused me of spreading conspiracy theories.
Blasphemy! How dare thee mention the AOL when discussing the FUBAR-HP??? 🙂
There I go conspiratatin’ again.
I couldn’t agree more, 09. Are you having trouble changing your avatar, or have you decided to embrace it?
Hiya, 9. Get your avatarless self to en.gravatar.com
It has a cool cropping tool for avatar images and signs you in at WordPress.
Just do it,
Are you guys still toying with the HP mods… ? 😆
I like being naughty … I like it a lot! 😀
They deserve a little tormenting now & then.. 😉
It’s the little things, ya know? Hey there bass.
I bet they get a kick out of it, pluto…
😆 Someone’s gotta do it! Hiya, Bass!
I thought i would make one more attempt, but I’m so emotionally uninvested in HP at this point. (Is that a word?)
It is now. HI, Haruko!
I’ve been so uninvested in that place for months now…
I’m trying to get where you are. workin’ on it.
This concludes my goof off time at work. Gotta go.
See you later, man. Safe trip home.
Hello again, No. 9. We already have a No. 8!
It’s Haruko! Hooray!
This is so cool. A former Marine and a lesbian was stiffed by a couple of knuckleheads as a waitress and wrote on their bill that they “didn’t approve of her lifestyle.” Well, she griped about it on Facebook, and now she has received $2,000 in tips from around the world. http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/15/us/new-jersey-gay-waitress-no-tip/index.html?hpt=hp_t3
I love stories like this where the assholes are put in their place.
On RawStory, some nasty troll was calling this woman some pretty rude things, and I thought, “Dude, this is a former Marine! She could totally kick your ass and show it to you before you die.”
I had some dumb-ass jump on my case with a comment I made on Veterans Day. I get really tired of these people assuming.
Love it – I hope the knuckleheads are aware of this.
Talk about dumb luck. I have a client that wants to buy around 10 homes. For his own reasons he doesn’t want to do conventional financing. He has great credit and makes good money. Besides after 4 homes it becomes questionable whether they will do another loan. Tried owner carry back, but it is 18% interest. It so happens I have a client that works with a hard money lender (private). Anyway, have a conference call today with my client and the lender and they are going to loan my client 1 million @ 4% interest as a line of credit. Man, I looked good in the eyes of my client.
Yayyy. Go Blue!
That’s what they say in Michigan.
I can’t believe how the two came together. If I didn’t have a client that worked with a hard money lender these deals my other client wants to make would not have been possible. I truly was lucky.
Way to go, BEB!
Thanks Bass. It truly was luck.
Excellent, Blue! I hope you see a percentage as a finder’s fee.
That’s illegal. I’ll make $30,000 when he buys and than when he sells $30,000. Rinse and repeat.
Oops – didn’t know that. I’m glad you put this sweet deal together.
That isn’t dumb luck, you connected the dots, you made that deal possible. Pat yourself on the back.
Thanks Pluto, but I was just very lucky.
A little luck never hurts, but “dumb luck”? Hardly. 😉
FSU destroyed Syracuse! 59-3
Unless I’m mistaken the Crocs (in the Swamp) are next…
We need people to lose! Go Texas! Go Nebraska! Go Florida!
Oh, Phoo, Texas lost. I wanna go to New Orleans!
My old blog (“Bottom Line”) has been resurrected…
Jack, update your link please in the Blogroll!
Can I link to your Nujabes post?
Go for it!
I’m still trying to get the hang of the new host (classic run-of-the-mill Blogger.com), certain improvements, layout changes etc. can be expected. Not sure if I can show audio-players yet… YT videos are just links for now.
Do you like Blogspot?
Still learning it… both (Blogspot, WP) have their strengths & weaknesses. Don’t know enough yet about Blogspot to make a comparison. It’s OK so far.
follow the link below
Ahem… new page.
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