On the ACA and Pre-Existing Conditions

Question and Answer:

Question:  

Trump and most of the politicians I’ve heard all said they will protect pre existing so I don’t know why its such an issue?

Answer: 

All Republicans campaigned on a full repeal of the ACA during the ’16 campaign. McConnell himself said they would rip it out root and branch. Once elected, it somehow became “repeal and replace”. 

They didn’t rip it out root and branch. Instead they tried a very complicated two-step boogie to fix the damn thing. It didn’t work.

The pollsters reported that the people liked the pre-existing conditions mandate. The problem with that is that it encourages uninsured people to stay uninsured until they face a critical health issue. This is what Obamacare tried to address with the individual mandate, which is now repealed under the tax reform bill earlier this year. The biggest issue with pre-existing conditions under the ACA is that it spread the costs out only among those in the private health insurance market.

There are lots of other issues with the ACA which are unnecessary, violates the doctor-patient relationship and mandates all sorts of reporting, forbids private doctors from opening or expanding an existing private practice hospital, and mandates so-called minimum coverages which affects group coverage as well.

Most Obamacare enrollees were simply dumped into Medicaid, while stealing 787 billion from Medicare.

Those who were productive, had previous private health insurance coverage and didn’t qualify for a subsidy found that they could not keep their doctor or insurance. Their new Obamacare premiums had doubled and their co-pays and deductibles increased by up to 500%. Even some who were subsidized found that they could not afford to use the insurance.

Obamacare was never meant to fix anything, it was meant to fail, with democrats hoping for an outcry for Medicare for All. AKA, single-payer, with the government making all meaningful health care decisions for all of us. Sound familiar? Medicare for all, really means healthcare for none. All current private, group, and employer plans will vanish overnight, including current Medicare plans.

Obamacare still needs a full repeal. If we want to cover pre-existing conditions we can certainly do that outside of traditional insurance plans by adding some language to current Medicaid law, spreading the base out to everyone, not being restricted to private health insurance as is the case today. You can’t buy home insurance when your home is burning down, so why should anyone expect to move that burden to the private health insurance market?

There are lots of ways that we can drive down health insurance costs, while maintaining or even improving health care. Obamacare rejected all of them.

 

On Patriots

We need to get out the vote. 

If you don’t vote, Pelosi and Schumer will be running Congress.

Do you want those socialists running Congress?

 

On Asylum

From last July,

…Once the drug cartels succeed in getting the illegal aliens onto our soil, it’s almost impossible for us to stem the tide. This is not due to logistical limitations but to extra-constitutional lawsuits that create death by a thousand cuts through every aspect of the asylum process. To that end, the Trump administration issued a new guidance through USCIS to finally stop the invasion at our border and turn back most of the bogus asylum seekers

…In comes the USCIS with new guidance to automatically dismiss any “credible fear” assertion at the border that is premised simply on fleeing violence unless there is evidence of government-condoned persecution. Asylum adjudicators will also be required to take into account, as a mitigating factor in true asylum seeking, the fact that these people are crossing illegally at the behest of the cartels rather than requesting entry at the points of entry.

Is the Trump administration finally blocking the border invasion?

On a van down by the river

I can’t imagine anyone trying to make a pipe bomb, sending it in the mail with a digital clock timer on it. In an envelope even.

What’s even crazier, the pipe was PVC. Not galvanized Schedule 40 or black gas pipe. Plastic.

Any serious bomber would not have used a timer instead of a trigger switch, and they certainly would not have used plastic pipe.

He seemed to have lived in his Dodge van. and he covered up the windows with commercially printed decals. Not bumper stickers, this guy somehow created a graphic and had them printed up and stuck them over the windows for privacy concerns, I’m guessing.

Might as well live in a van down by the river.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xv2VIEY9-A8&list=PLlhznJQkVOnnRf-aMEmjmU2BNkcYrUJZb

The link above works. Apparently embedding does not.

On memes

Here’s some of my more recent graphics, and another or two.

Democrats seem to be in favor of mobs, be they Antifa, Caravans, or just paid idiots getting into certain Republican’s faces while they are trying to enjoy a bite to eat. 

Democrats have been calling to disband ICE. I don’t think so, and I appreciate their service.

Sent by a life-long buddy, above.

Dems seem to love Antifacist Action, aka ANTIFA. They like communists too, and that is exactly where the roots of ANTIFA comes from. They were the Stalinist communists in Germany both before and after WWII. 

America’s first civil rights organization

Thanks for looking!

 

 

On FaceBook Jail

RichTakes! On FaceBook Jail

I got thrown in FB jail today, for reasons unknown.  I’ve been a member since 2006. They claim I violated “Community Standards”, but of course didn’t specify the standard that I violated. I guess the community standard was not being progressive Marxist enough. 

My thought crime? And don’t kid yourself, that is exactly what this is. I posted a pic that somebody made stating that President Trump has called up the 82nd Airborne, America’s Division in WWII to deal with the “Caravan” of invaders coming up from central America through Mexico. I have no doubt that Trump has put all of our Armed Services on alert, including the 82nd.

The pic also included the 18 Section of the Immigration and Nationalization Act (INA) that Ted Kennedy pushed through in 1964 when Jack was President, and claimed that nothing would change. Of course he lied. There is plenty of video tape to that effect.

My first sentence was that “I can’t verify any of this…” I have no doubt that some one reported me for opposing the Marxist line.

Here’s the screen-shots:

 

 

 

 

We are being invaded every day, and have been since and before Reagan signed the first Amnesty Bill in 1986, and the fence (at that time) wasn’t built. He said his greatest regret was signing that bill and being screwed over by the Democrats later, by killing our border security that he thought was agreed to. It was meant to be a one time deal. 

It is far past time to regulate Facebook, and I am a free enterprise type of guy. I am also a free speech advocate, and they are over-stepping here with their community standards (which no one can seem to define). They just make it up as it suits them.

Go Figure!

 

Update:

It has now been over two days, maybe three since FaceBook got all butt-hurt over my post. I’ve looked at the community standards which might apply, and nothing applies. I found a couple which might, but even then, I’m well within their posted standards.

18. False News

…We want to help people stay informed without stifling productive public discourse. There is also a fine line between false news and satire or opinion. For these reasons, we don’t remove false news from Facebook but instead, significantly reduce its distribution by showing it lower in the News Feed.

The first sentence of my post was “I can’t verify any of this.” What follows was strictly opinion.

I have been able to log in to FB today. Facebook removed my post, even though initially they said that privacy would be set to “only me”. I must have been a real bad boy. Or someone must have reported my post and FB simply blocked me and took the post down.

The only other category of community standards which FB waves around might be 

12. Hate Speech

I wasn’t going to quote any of this, since it is ridiculous on it’s face. But here goes anyway, FB’s Tier 3:

Tier 3 attacks,

which are calls to exclude or segregate a person or group of people based on the above-listed characteristics. We do allow criticism of immigration policies and arguments for restricting those policies.

 

If my post was not criticism of immigration policies, and express outrage over a liberal push to launch yet another invasion of our country, I must not know what is.

Facebook wants to help though. To re-educate me, no doubt. Once I was able to log on again, a life-long friend (who is not a political policy wonk like me) sent me a PM with a cartoon. I attempted to reply with a simple LOL! FB wouldn’t even allow that, even though I’m supposedly out of FB Jail.

Here is what I saw when I attempted to reply: 

 

 

 

Okay, I’ll bite. Let us know? Sure, why not?

 

Here is what I wrote: 

Sadly, or not, I guess FB is all hat and no cattle: I attempted to send this to FB at least three times, and I got the same message each time. So now you know why I have my own domain here at Richtakes!

Update to the Update:

I guess a one day jail sentence somehow became three days.