The following is an excerpt from an American Spectator story
today. The Erlang Davis mentioned below is
a former telephone assistant for Obamacare who was fired for truthfully
answering a question about the disaster that was unfolding.
“Just as Tyrrell predicted, Obama and company, believing the
opposite and in denial over the reality of the Soviet lesson, made Obamacare
the very face of “Friendly Fascism” and “Stealth Fascism.” Today the entire
Great Leap Forward in American health care as envisioned by the liberal “yokels
back at academe, drunk on their higher knowledge of ‘how-to’ studies” is a
disaster collapsing in on itself faster than a Florida sinkhole.
at once, the reality of the collective consequences of liberalism is glaringly
in the spotlight — making Tyrrell’s point with an uncanny precision.
worship of Big Government? The laughably arrogant “we-know-what’s-best-for-you”
sense of moral and intellectual superiority? These “smart” people can’t even
run a website. The eternal liberal dependence on class warfare and racism? Yes
indeed, the party of slavery, segregation, lynching, the Ku Klux Klan, racial
quotas and illegal immigration never blinked at the shameful firing of an
Obamacare operator — a black single mom — for the “crime” of answering Sean
Hannity’s questions honestly. And doing so while keeping on a rich white woman
named Kathleen Sebelius whose management of Obamacare has been as incompetent
as it is dishonest. Sebelius, the privileged white liberal daughter of a white
liberal governor and a white liberal governor herself, acceded to the firing of
Erlang Davis, the black single mother whose only sin was answering Hannity’s
questions and with no spin. Hannity, appalled, quickly re-contacted Davis and is picking up the tab for
her year’s salary as well as finding her a job. “Are you surprised Kathleen
Sebelius still has her job and you got fired for doing yours?” Hannity asked of
Davis when he had her on his Fox TV show. To which Davis replied: “Yes sir.”
aside from the volumes this incident says about Hannity’s character, the
incident speaks volumes about the core nature of liberalism itself and its
dependence on both the sheerest, most blatant thuggery combined with a thick
veneer of out-and-out racism. Which in turn goes directly to Tyrrell’s point
that in reality Obama himself is turning out to be the pallbearer for a
philosophy that is in fact unsustainable.
one end of America to the other, some 16 million
Americans are estimated to be losing their health insurance policies because of
Obamacare. The Weekly Standard’s John
McCormack leads us to health care expert Bob Laszewski, who writes:
The U.S. individual health insurance
market currently totals about 19 million people. Because the Obama
administration’s regulations on grandfathering existing plans were so stringent
as many as 16 million are not grandfathered and must comply with Obamacare at
their next renewal. The rules are very complex. For example, if you had an
individual plan in March of 2010 when the law was passed and you only increased
the deductible from $1,000 to $1,500 in the years since, your plan has lost its
grandfather status and it will no longer be available to you when it would have
renewed in 2014.
at Kaiser Health News the reporting says:
Health plans are sending
hundreds of thousands of cancellation letters to people who buy their own
coverage, frustrating some consumers who want to keep what they have and
forcing others to buy more costly policies.
… An estimated 14 million
people purchase their own coverage because they don’t get it through their
jobs. Calls to insurers in several states showed that many have sent notices.
Florida Blue, for example, is
terminating about 300,000 policies, about 80 percent of its individual policies
in the state. Kaiser Permanente in California has sent notices to 160,000
people — about half of its individual business in the state. Insurer Highmark
in Pittsburgh is dropping about 20 percent of its
individual market customers, while Independence Blue Cross, the major insurer
in Philadelphia, is dropping about 45 percent.
Laszewski’s words? “This is a fine mess.”
Indeed.” American Spectator
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