SNAP Benefits Will Be Cut for All Participants in November 2013
excerpt: emphasis by jap69
n response to the economic downturn, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) increased Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits across the board as a way of delivering high “bang-for-the-buck” economic stimulus and easing hardship.
In August 2010, Congress passed and the President signed P.L. 111-226, which accelerated the sunset of the ARRA benefit increase to April 2014 and used the estimated savings for state fiscal relief through additional federal funding for school districts to maintain teachers’ jobs and maintaining a higher federal match for Medicaid costs. Four months later, the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act (P.L. 111-296), which reauthorized Child Nutrition programs, further accelerated the sunset date of ARRA to October 31, 2013, to offset the cost of the legislation. As a result, beginning on November 1, 2013, SNAP benefit levels will be based on the cost of the June 2013 TFP, which is lower than the ARRA levels.
Obamacare like Cotton Candy - Prettily Spun/Little Substance
Some people believe that the ACA is a step towards a Medicare for all health system, but it actually takes us towards greater privatisation of our health system which is the opposite direction. Over a trillion dollars of public funds will go directly to private insurance companies to subsidise the purchase of inadequate health plans.
Why Insurers Cancel Policies, And What You Can Do When It Happens
Q. Why am I getting this notice?
A. Most likely your plan didn’t meet all the standards of the federal health law. One type of policy being discontinued by Florida Blue, for example, did not cover hospitalizations or emergency room visits and paid a maximum of $50 toward doctor visits. It’s possible your plan also had deductibles and other potential expenses – such as copayments for doctors and hospital care -- that exceeded the law’s annual out-of-pocket maximum of $6,350 for individuals or $12,700 for families.
WH Intimidates Insurance Companies Not to Publicly Criticize Obamacare
Alinsky disciple Obama does the master proud
US to destroy Paradise Island
Crashes moments before Sebellius testimony.
Obamacare Is Jim Crow for Medicine
Can you imagine if [insert Republican president here] had called for a “separate but equal” national health care plan? Yet here is what the very “progressive” Center for American Progress used as the rationale for this nonsense:
“Obamacare” and Jim Crow Laws
If Blacks had known anything about the Commerce Clause, they would have encouraged President Obama to stay away from it. It would give Chief Justice John Roberts an opportunity to replay the role of Justice Joseph P. Bradley of the U.S. Supreme Court after he engineered the Tilden-Hayes Compromise in 1877. History is repeating itself.
Racial Concordance as a method to decrease healthcare disparities among African Americans
What can be done?
The American college of Physicians in 2004 composed a position paper that supports more minority physicians in the US, however there are no clinical trial results that confirm the assumption that more minority physicians will result in a decrease in healthcare disparities. What is known that race concordant visits are more satisfying that discordant physicians visits. One solution ala Oprah Winfrey would be to recruit talented minority students, preferably within the first three years of grade school, and expose these students to study skills, state- of- the -art science and math courses and foster self esteem. Surround these students with positive role models, affirmations that empower and healthy foods and expect excellence. These students will become healthcare professionals and scientists, pass on their toolkit for life and success to their offspring which will again be passed on to where it is viewed as uncommon not to become an educated valuable part of society.
Obamacare seeks to segregate patients, doctors by race
The tight knit Republican party despises the Tea Party just as much as the radical Alinskyite Democrats.
Republicans and Democrats are in lock step with each other.
This country has gone to he!! in a hand basket.
Obamacare is the law, we decide what goes in your insurance policy.
You are under our control now. Suck it up.
World leaders offer to buy Kerry his meals.
Maybe he can put on a black tux and tie and be the butler. World leaders can call him Lurch.
Law says Obama can't extend Obamacare enrollment period without act of Congress
2012 ACTUARIAL REPORT ON THE FINANCIAL OUTLOOK FOR MEDICAID
Barack Obama: A History of Communism
Reported the NSA tapped Merkels phone.
Things are not going too well.
OHH The Saudis look like they are dumping the USA.
CNN says Obamacare site doomed. Needs to be rebuilt from scratch.
White House meets with insurance company top dogs today.
What will they do? I think Obama is going to turn over enrollment directly to the insurance companies.They will handle all verification. If the website is busted what are all these people going to do who had their health care terminated from insurance companies. Millions of people without medical insurance. Gonna be a lot of pissed off people.
The white house may need to drop the individual mandate and fines for no insurance.
One big cluster fuk. Do you trust the government with your health care?
This is all Obamas now. Plus all the dems in congress.
Obama and the dems sold it. They own it.
The Tea Party did not know nuthin in those raucous town hall meetings. Just a bunch of illiterate red necks. Yeah right.
TIME TO GET OUT THE WHEELBARROWS?
ANOTHER LOOK AT THE WEIMAR HYPERINFLATION
QE to Infinity
Uh oh: Carney dodges question on whether individual mandate might need to be delayed
excerpt: emphasis in excerpt by jap69
CARNEY: We’re three weeks into a six-month enrollment period. As I said, the law itself as written makes clear that Americans with access to affordable insurance would need to have insurance by March 31. But people that do not have access to affordable care, due to a state not expanding Medicaid — and there are states out there who are depriving their own residents of access to expanded Medicaid because they made that choice — or due to other factors, will not be penalized. That is number one. When it comes to the issue I was just talking to Brianna about, with the February 15 marker period, I would refer you to HHS for more details, but they are looking to align the policies, the disconnect between open enrollment period and the individual responsibility timeframes, which exists in the first year only.
Obamacare fiasco is dragging on too long in the media.
Need to shift focus to another event that is occuring.
Shift the focus to the house immigration reform. Bash the republicans on it.
ObamaCare Killed My Brother in Law
It is now called Alinskycare.
Alinskycare was an Alinskyites dream come true.
My Obamacare website does not work.
It is the republicans fault.
Voting Irregularities In #NJSEN Race Reported By Lonnegan Campaign UPDATE: Voting Machines Down In NJ GOP Areas
Obama's Alinsky-Style Immigration Plan
A bus full at a time directly to the border.
Obama Following Alinsky Script In Shutdown Showdown
Republicans seem outplayed in another showdown with the president. Too bad they don't have his playbook, huh? Except, they do — they're just too dumb or timid to exploit it.
Booker will win. The Alinskyite radicals are too entrenched in that state. Got voter corruption in that state too.
Best thing that could happen to America. Brings all this out in the open and tells people where their politician stands.
The Tea Party will dig their toes in deeper and challenge these Alinskyite radicals who are destroying America.
Obama: Not Raising Debt Ceiling Will Create New ‘Republican Default Tax’
Barack Obama's unlikely political education.
by Ryan Lizza
Post date: 03.09.07
Issue date: 03.19.07
Jay Carney: Obama's Community Organizer Experience Contributed to Who He Is Today
Years of liberal dogma have spawned a generation of amoral, uneducated, welfare dependent, brutalised youngsters
La Raza Set to ‘Cash In’ If House Passes Immigration Bill
But buried deep within the immigration bill are hidden multimillion-dollar slush funds for left-wing nonprofit groups to provide services to the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants now in the U.S. Once enacted, the slush funds would total almost $300 million over three years and grow over time.
Ten Ways Republicans Are Giving President Obama A Taste Of His Own Alinsky
The Real Action
Alinsky gleefully noted that “The real action is in the enemy’s reaction.” Watching the grim-faced Senator Harry Reid (D-Nevada) proclaim that the members of the Republican House caucus have “lost their minds” must have the very liberal Alinsky simultaneously spinning and laughing in his grave as his playbook is used against his political heirs, thereby demonstrating its effectiveness.
Liberal - Cartoons
Government dependency can not be all that great when they threaten to hold up funds for payment.
Self dependency puts you in control.
When Congress Comes Calling:a Primer on the PrinCiPles, PraCtiCes,and PragmatiCs of legislative inquiry
Throughout its history, Congress has engaged in oversight of the Executive Branch—the review, monitoring,and supervision of the implementation of public policy. Congress’ right of access to executive branch information is constitutionally based and is critical to the integrity and effectiveness of our scheme of separated but balanced powers. The first several Congresses inaugurated such important oversight techniques as special investigations, reporting requirements, resolutions of inquiry, and use of the appropriations process to review executive activity. The legislature’s capacity and capabilities to check on and check the executive have increased over time. Public laws and congressional rules have measurably enhanced Congress’ implied power under the Constitution to conduct oversight.
Federal Spending by the Numbers, 2013: Government Spending Trends in Graphics, Tables, and Key Points
Don't Believe The Debt Ceiling Hype: The Federal Government Can Survive Without An Increase
Interest Expense on the Debt Outstanding
European Austerity Hits America: Time to Suffer
Whacking the Old Folks
Will Social Security become President Obama's sacrificial lamb?
May 20, 2010 | This article appeared in the June 7, 2010 edition of The Nation.
As presidental as he can get today.
You know who they are. Push them to stand firm with your beliefs.
What is going on now is a critical time in American politics.
If you do not know the democratic agenda by now you have lost a nation ruled under the constitution.
RULE 7: “A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.” Don’t become old news. (Even radical activists get bored. So to keep them excited and involved, organizers are constantly coming up with new tactics.)
RULE 8: “Keep the pressure on. Never let up.” Keep trying new things to keep the opposition off balance. As the opposition masters one approach, hit them from the flank with something new. (Attack, attack, attack from all sides, never giving the reeling organization a chance to rest, regroup, recover and re-strategize.)
Elected to do a job.
Live with it and move on.
United States Senate career of Barack Obama
Although a newcomer to Washington, he recruited a team of established, high-level advisers devoted to broad themes that exceeded the usual requirements of an incoming first-term senator. Obama hired Pete Rouse, a 30-year veteran of national politics and former chief of staff to Senate Democratic Leader Tom Daschle, as his chief of staff, and economist Karen Kornbluh, former deputy chief of staff to Secretary of the Treasury Robert Rubin, as his policy director. His key foreign policy advisers have included former Clinton administration officials Anthony Lake and Susan Rice, as well as Samantha Power, author on human rights and genocide (who resigned March 7, 2008).[19
I am not naieve on the political considerations that go along with many of the political decisions we make here.
5:58 mark: That is an interesting statement too.
House Passes Bill To Give Back Pay To Federal Workers Furloughed In Government Shutdown
The Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act sailed through the lower chamber by a vote of 407-0 Saturday morning.
With what has been going on with the individual mandate website problems on sign up and sticker shock of new rates I think the white house is going to wait until the CR and debt limit gets passed. Then the white house will see how those issues are working out. Take a look at Obamas' polling numbers.
Then the white house may get their talking points together and delay the individual mandate crediting President Obama with making a major decision on the issue.
The white house is out to destroy republicans no matter what costs the nation incurs to do it.
See what happens.
Official describes rampant computer hacking at Veterans Affairs Department
If the Obamacare websites run anything like the Veterans Affairs websites good luck with it. Wait until the database is up for your Obamacare health records.
One thing about Obamacare health records database they will have your medical records on tap if anyone files for social security disability. Good luck with that.
I thought so.
To keep the American people out of memorials and off federal land but he can not erect a fence to keep out illegals.
Will they put up a barrycade around the perimeter of yellowstone?
Reaching the Debt Limit: Background and
Potential Effects on Government Operations
A Guide to the Supreme Court’s Affordable Care Act Decision
On the last day of the 2011-2012 Term, the United States Supreme Court issued its long-anticipated
opinion about the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In a case known as
National Federation of Independent
Business v. Sebelius,
the Court agreed to consider the constitutionality of two major provisions of the ACA: the individual mandate and the Medicaid expansion. A majority of the Court upheld the individual mandate. And, while the Court found the Medicaid expansion unconstitutionally coercive of states, because states did not have adequate notice to voluntarily consent and the Secretary could potentially withhold all of a state’s existing federal Medicaid funds for non-compliance, a majority of the Court found that this issue was appropriately remedied by circumscribing the Se cretary’s enforcement authority, thus leaving the Medicaid expansion intact in the ACA. This policy brief describes the Court’s decision and looks ahead to the implementation of health reform now that the constitutionality of the ACA has been resolved.
They are throwing tantrum fits. They want sole rule in government. The GOP are just an inconvenience in their way.
This is showing the American people who they really are.
National Highway System
SHUTDOWN LIVE BLOG, Day 3: Media Narratives Crumble; Obamacare Fails
I think they will force people to sign up who show up at government agencies. They could set up offfices locally and call people in one by one and force people to sign up. They could have Obamacare agents stationed at medical facilities and doctors offices to force signup.
Count on it.
1974 Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act
Affordable Care Act (ACA) Tax Provisions
House Democrats Kill GOP Proposal to Fund Veterans Services, National Parks Without Touching Obamacare
Do the math how much you are going to pay yearly for having no insurance and how much you pay into the medicare tax.
Looks like you will be paying for uninsured children under the individual mandate too.
Total this up for your working lifetime adjusting for future tax increase and income.
Basically the government is getting a contribution from you to cover medicaid unless you are eligible or become eligible. You are paying it to the government. Right?
Nothing comes for free. Unless you have no income.
Too bad he stole 750 billion from medicare. Grandma and Grandpa will now have less care available.
The Individual Mandate
Beginning in 2014, the federal government will impose new fines on citizens and legal residents who do not obtain government-approved insurance. Those without insurance will pay a tax that is the greater of a flat fee, or a percentage of family income. The flat fee will be phased in over several years. In 2014, the penalty will be $95 per adult in an uninsured household, increasing to $325 in 2015, then to $695 in 2016, after which it will increase annually in line with consumer inflation. For uninsured children, the fine will be half the amount applied to uninsured adults. If greater, households pay 1 percent of their income in 2014, 2 percent in 2015, and 2.5 percent in 2016 and thereafter in lieu of the flat per person fee.
Medicare Tax and the Unearned Income Medicare Contribution Tax
Additional Medicare Taxes for 2013 and Beyond
Starting in the year 2013, the Medicare tax will be expanded. The tax rate will be increased for higher-income individuals, and the income subject to the Medicare tax will be expanded to include investment income. Technically, this additional tax is called the unearned income Medicare contribution tax, and was enacted as part of the health care reform laws.
Amendments to H.R. 1—Full Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011
Summaries of all 583 amendments printed in the Congressional Record are available below.
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