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No, You Can’t Keep Your Insurance

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No, you probably can’t keep your insurance. Know why? Because insurance companies are greedy.

The first time Obama said you can keep your insurance plan was in 2009. And at the time, he was right. Then the Department of Health and Human Services (the Secretary of which is Kathleen Sebelius, former Kansas Insurance Commissioner, appointed by Obama*) changed the provision. They wrote regulations that narrowed that provision, by saying that if any part of a policy was significantly changed since that date — the deductible, co-pay, or benefits, for example — the policy would not be grandfathered.

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A 60% Discount and the Fundamental Problems It Represents

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My wife had to get some blood work done last week. It was just a standard part of her visit to the doctor. Normal stuff.

Before she went to the hospital to get the blood work done, she asked what kind of discount she could get if she paid the bill in cash, all up front.

Well, we were delighted to discover that paying in cash got us a 60% discount on the bill.

That’s great, right? 60% savings! That’s over half off!

Or is it?  Read the rest of this entry

The Right Way and the Wrong Way to Oppose Obamacare

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Before I get into the varying approaches, let me point out an important fact that many people seem to be overlooking:

The Marketplace Website is not Obamacare.

It’s a website built for people to access insurance. The Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare) is a massive overhaul of our medical insurance system. We won’t know if it’s a success or a failure for a long while.

The launch of the Marketplace website has been pretty terrible, but it does not mean Obamacare is terrible. Obamacare hasn’t even been fully implemented, so any speculation on its success or failure is purely speculation. At best, an opponent of Obamacare could point to this website launch and say, “See? This is evidence of how badly our government handles big projects!”

That stance, though, isn’t really valid either (in my humble opinion), for two reasons:

1. The government already handles projects far bigger than Obamacare. The military, for example.
2. The people currently running our medical system (private industry) have already proven that they can’t run it either. Otherwise, Obamacare wouldn’t exist.

Now, I could (and probably will) write dozens of blogs on the pros and cons of Obamacare, but this blog is specifically about the different ways various republicans have expressed their opposition to Obamacare… Read the rest of this entry

Uh… Really, Guys? I mean… Really?

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Now that the shutdown crisis has been resolved (not really) and the looming debt ceiling crisis has been averted (not really), several republican members of Congress have come out demanding that Kathleen Sebelius resign… and if she doesn’t resign, they’re demanding that Obama fire her.

So who is Kathleen Sebelius? Read the rest of this entry

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Jerry here. Let me start this blog by making something totally clear:

Your Face is Politics is not a news site.

We aren’t just reporting news. This site is all about discussions of political issues. We want a free forum to respectfully discuss politics without worrying about a bunch of politically correct nonsense.

We absolutely have opinions, and we openly state those opinions. On the other hand, we promise to never give information that we know is false. We’ll call out bullshit, no matter what side of the aisle it’s coming from. We listen to any opposing viewpoints. Always. We might disagree with them (sometimes enthusiastically), but we consider every opinion. When someone disagrees with us, we consider what they have to say. We don’t just try to think of a counter-argument. We listen. Read the rest of this entry

W.W.J.D.

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I may be stirring the pot here, but this is a question I feel needs to be asked: What would Jesus do?

The GOP and the right have traditionally been the more religious of the two major parties (see: abortion).

Now, I have no problem with religion. I’m kind of religious myself. I’m not the first one through the doors on Sunday morning or anything, but I have a relationship with my God that I’m comfortable with.

I do, however, have a problem when it comes to mixing politics and religion. They’re like oil and water – they just don’t go together, and one of them will always float to the top.

That being said, why is the GOP working so hard to make sure that people in the US can’t be healthy?

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Dead Soldiers

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Because of the government shutdown, four families will receive no death benefits from the four soldiers who died in Afghanistan this past weekend. Normally, the families of those soldiers get money to pay for funerals and travel expenses… but not this time. The government shutdown prevents them from getting that money, so now their already horrible experience is made even worse because of politics.  Read the rest of this entry

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