Saturday, October 19, 2013

After recently calling Obamacare a "criminal act" Rick Perry is now quietly urging his constituents to sign up for it. Because you know, hypocrisy.

"Well crap!"
Courtesy of Raw Story:  

The government of Texas under Republican Gov. Rick Perry quietly began to shut down its high risk insurance pool program this week and urged users to enroll in the health care programs offered to people with pre-existing conditions under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) — also known as Obamacare. Think Progress reported that the high risk pool website now directs applicants to the ACA health care exchanges and informs users that the state program will be phased out entirely by January 1, 2014. 

“The state has deemed the high-risk pool obsolete,” the website now says, “as the Affordable Care Act prohibits insurance companies participating in the federal marketplace, which launched on Oct. 1, from denying coverage to Texans with pre-existing conditions. Gov. Rick Perry signed Senate Bill 1367 in June, scheduling the pool’s abolishment.” 

It stated, “The pool will close Jan. 1, and the 23,000 people currently participating in the pool must sign up for coverage on the insurance exchange by Dec. 15 or find coverage elsewhere to avoid a lapse in care.” 

According to the Texas Tribune, since 1998, the high risk pool “has provided high-priced coverage to Texans with pre-existing conditions who can’t find coverage elsewhere."

Insurance policies offered in the federal marketplaces are expected to be half of what families enrolled in the high risk pool have been paying. Also, Pogue (Stacey Pogue, a senior policy analyst for the Center for Public Policy Priorities) said that consumers will have access under the new policies to care not provided under the risk pools, like maternity and pre-natal care. 

What? Rick Perry is is caving into the socialist influence of lower health care costs? The horror!

Why it was only a little over two weeks ago when Perry was saying things like this:  

“If this heath care law is forced upon this country, the young men and women in this audience are the ones who are really going to pay the price,” the governor told a crowd at the Bendix Diner in Hasbrouck Heights, according to The Star-Ledger. “And that, I suggest to you, reaches the point of being a felony toward them and their future.” 

“That is a criminal act, from my perspective, to put that type of burden on them — to mortgage their future like that,” he added. “America cannot stand that.”

Wait, so Perry signed the bill abolishing the high risk insurance pool program in JUNE, knowing full well that would mean they would have to use the Affordable Care exchanges, yet less than three weeks ago was calling Obamacare a "felony?" WTF?

Wow first Jan Brewer in Arizona, and now Rick Perry in Texas. You know pretty soon there won't be ANYBODY left in Sarah Palin's "Let's all hate on Obamacare" fan club.

39 comments:

  1. Anonymous6:33 AM

    OT Jan Brewer was an answer on Jeopardy yesterday - they even had her picture but none of the contestants had a clue who she was. It must be just us....

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    1. What was the questions? Maybe: this governor claimed there were headless bodies in the desert?

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    2. Or, this governor will melt in a rain shower?

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  2. Anonymous6:35 AM

    Oops!!!

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  3. Anonymous6:41 AM

    I encourage everyone to visit c4p's open thread from yesterday. choose "most recent" on comments, and read "lone star"s conversation with them last night. Worth your time!

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    1. Anonymous6:41 AM

      I just spent some time laughing at that entire exchange....my favorite comment is this one....

      "lonestar blueniner • 6 hours ago −
      I don't wear boy pants, and I am not a victim. I've been on this site for 5 years and it was never necessary to treat Palin as God before, We discuss her voice on another site and my comment gets brought over here and I'm accused of dissing Palin for making an observation that she does say stuff that can be cringe worthy, as do other people and I named other people.

      So, don't tell me to grow up. supporting someone doesn't mean one has to worship everything they say and do. I will make you all happy and quit this site since there is no fun allowed, it is filled with many self-righteous lying hypocrites.

      And don't call me a liar, or a 500 pound drunken drug addict like your friend socon did. Socon can kiss my much younger, fit, white, ass."

      BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA...love me some "nuts" with my morning coffee! LOL!!

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    2. Anonymous8:34 AM

      Woah, insanity. I've never read any of the comment sections over there.

      Who is that "socon" psychopath?

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    3. Anonymous10:19 AM

      Sorry, I commented on this downthread not realizing that you'd already brought it up GinaM. It was a thing of beauty though; what a mean bunch over there.

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    4. Anonymous10:37 AM

      I was hoping you'd see that, GinaM! Lone Star called 'em on it ALL and didn't back down.

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  4. Anonymous6:45 AM

    If Perry prayed on this and is following the divine guidance he received in response as to how best to proceed with all of this, I don't see where there's a problem with his actions. A man of God has to do what God directs and should not be second guessed by mere mortals for doing so.

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    1. Anonymous8:04 AM

      BWAHAHAHAHA you are Delusional. God directed Sarah Palin to run for office, how did that work out?

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    2. Anonymous8:21 AM

      Rick Perry is only a man of God if God is an asshole.

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    3. Balzafiar8:34 AM

      Do you suppose God also directs pretty-boy Ricky to have sex with other men? He is known to do that on the DL.

      As you so well put it, "A man of God has to do what God directs and should not be second guessed by mere mortals for doing so."

      So it must be OK.

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    4. Anonymous9:02 AM

      6:45

      fuk you

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    5. BabyRaptor9:03 AM

      @821

      Have you read the bible? God *is* an asshole.

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    6. Anonymous9:50 AM

      re: 9:02

      Please re-set your snark meter, and/or check the batteries.

      you're welcome
      6:45

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    7. Anonymous11:06 AM

      Oh, that's right 6:45 AM, how stupid of me. Old Testament times is what we have to get back to make things right. You betcha. Ignoring Jesus and the Sermon On The Mount are you and all your crony crapologists? Your Queen even has a book coming out on what she doesn't live.

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    8. Anita Winecooler6:16 PM

      "God wouldn't let the wrong candidate win"
      - The Grifter formally known as Sarah Palin, VP nominee.

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  5. Watch the premature victory laps, please--trouble, big trouble ahead if the pools are weighted away from the young and healthy. That is, the very people least patient with the glitchy sign-up process; those most in need are the ones taking the time to get in. Ankle

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  6. Anonymous7:13 AM

    We learned this guy was an idiot when he stuck his nose out there for the presidency. Poor Texas! Go Wendy!!!!!

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  7. Anonymous7:14 AM

    There might be more to this: putting high-cost at-risk people into ACA without promoting it for younger, healthier people to help offset the costs? Might be an underhanded way to make ACA unsuccessful? Color me cynical.

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    1. fromthediagonal7:35 AM

      My thoughts entirely!

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  8. hedgewytch8:47 AM

    So Arizona and now Texas's Gov's are now telling their constituents to sign up for the ACA. Wonder how long its gonna take our Gov. to start doing the same thing?

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  9. Anonymous8:57 AM

    This is being done in many states to counter ACA w/the younger group. I cannot believe how Republicans are so anti such a wonderful thing, when in fact they supported it under Romney!

    All they want to do is not allow President Obama to have success in his two terms as POTUS. Trust me, he will go down in history for many 'good' reasons. He is a wonderful man in spite of the assholes w/all their money and rhetoric.

    They all just listen to themselves and not the population of the USA who elected President Obama twice! Thank God!

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  10. I must say that Perry has lots his boyish good looks. Now he just looks like a cranky old man. One's face truly does reflect the person behind it, in this case selfish AND stupid!

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    1. There's an expression that fits here: before 40 you have the face God gave you; after 40 the face you deserve.

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  11. There’s GOT to be a catch… Bubba doesn’t give up… he shoots himself in the foot repeatedly.

    Wait until the Monkey Queen hears about this … Oh, no, Mr. Bill…

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  12. Anonymous9:11 AM

    Sounds like a bunch of haters on this sight.

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    1. Anonymous9:41 AM

      9:11 I wouldn't say 'haters' - just folks that know the facts about our Republican politicians.

      "Hate" was not even in my vocabulary until I met Sarah Palin all those years ago. I truly have grown to 'hate/dislike' her after finding out all the 'true' facts about her. She is nothing more than a fraud, liar and idiot!!!

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    2. Anonymous10:04 AM

      Typical right wing attack strategy; call anyone whose opinion differs from theirs a "hater". Very second grade. Try harder next time.

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    3. Anonymous10:42 AM

      Sorry lonestar handed your @ss to the pee puddle last night by telling the truth, 9:11. NOT. Keep living the dream that will NEVER happen, hoodwinked!

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    4. Anonymous5:14 PM

      At least the "haters" know the difference between "sight" and "site". Maybe you should be spending more time on school work than commenting on blogs.

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  13. Anonymous9:23 AM

    Apologists will say he is just being pragmatic..........sure he is........even those who normally can't read can read it from the wall.........so to speak......

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  14. Anonymous9:53 AM

    OT, well maybe not as the commenter getting ganged up on is from Texas, but there was a big meltdown over at the PeePond last night when 4 or 5 of the remaining 10 commenters ganged up on another longtime commenter for criticizing Mrs. Palin and Bristol.

    They troll other conservative websites looking for less than favorable comments from their little C4P group and if they find someone who's been criticizing their Queen elsewhere they gang up on them when they show their face at the "P".

    Suffice it to say, hilarity ensued. Boy, those few that are left over there are vicious, rabid, mangy curs, no wonder they find things in common with Palin. Not a kindhearted christian bone in any of their bodies, they are just oozing meanness and hatred.

    http://conservatives4palin.com/2013/10/open-thread-815.html#disqus_thread

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    1. Anonymous11:12 AM

      lone star told the truth and called 'em on exactly how delusional they are and how they operate there. I am so proud of her!

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  15. Anonymous10:08 AM

    The planning seems deliberately misleading. If the cutoff date for the Texas "pool" is in January, but the deadline for ACA enrollment is December, a lot of folks will assume that they are safe until Jan.1, and expect to enroll in the new system then.

    See what I mean-? We can assume that, Texas being what it is, that the state won't be making it clear that their citizens most in need of insurance will be left high and dry if/when they miss the Dec. deadline, two weeks earlier.

    Wild Tortoise

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  16. Anonymous12:23 PM

    I am one of the 23,000. I got my THIP (Texas Health Insurance Pool) letter last month. My current rate for single-coverage health insurance is $792 per month -- and that's for one of the higher-deductible plans.

    THIS is one of the reasons why the State of Texas (and the rest of the US) NEEDS a program like the ACA. Texas has one of the highest (maybe THE highest) rates of uninsured citizens. I scrimp and save each month, just to ensure I can pay my monthly premium with THIP. MANY more Texans simply opt out of insurance, and crowd our local Emergency Rooms with head colds and stubbed toes... then they don't pay, which causes our medical costs to rise.

    Rick Perry is a jerk, and I'll be happy to see him leave office.

    I'd love to see Wendy Davis take his place, but as of November 5th, a large percentage of female voters in the state of Texas will find it more difficult to vote. And that's her base:
    http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/texas-republicans-find-a-way-to-disenfranchise-women-voters/news/2013/10/17/77023#.UmLqAdLYB8E

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    1. Anonymous3:22 PM

      Congratulations to you for getting more affordable insurance. I too in Alaska was paying $500/month for a policy and now I will only pay $350 for a lower deductible and preventive, which wasn't covered before. That's less than a car payment and that makes me really happy!

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  17. Anita Winecooler6:04 PM

    Did Cruz return the Brokeback jacket he borrowed from Ricky? I hope he had it cleaned, just sayin'. Is Rick finally admitting the ACA is the way to go, or is this another bullshit mountain trick? I don't trust
    Rick of Yellow Stone Ranch as far as I can throw him.
    Would be great if Wendy turns Texas from Purple to Blue! Let's make it happen!

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