Crash and Burn: Gallup poll shows 78% of uninsured have no plans to participate in Obamacare

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Obamacare was supposedly about bringing health insurance to America’s uninsured.  However, a new Gallup polls shows that the vast majority of uninsured Americans are completely ignoring Obamacare altogether.  Even worse for Obama, that number has almost doubled in the last month.

from Gallup:

 In the midst of widespread news coverage of problems with the federal health exchange website, relatively few uninsured Americans (18%) — the primary target population for the exchanges — have so far attempted to visit an exchange website. The percentage is slightly higher, 22%, among uninsured Americans who say they plan to get insurance through the exchanges.

These results are based on a series of questions Gallup asked uninsured Americans about the health exchanges from Oct. 23-Nov. 6.

Gallup previously found that less than half of uninsured Americans (44%) who plan to get insurance say they will do so through an exchange, and about one in four say they are more likely to pay a fine instead of getting insurance. These findings help explain the low percentage of the uninsured who have attempted to access the exchange websites.

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Seattle Hospital Sues After Obamacare Cuts Children’s Access

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Seattle Children’s Hospital filed suit against Washington State’s Office of the Insurance Commissioner this week, after Obamacare implementation caused the hospital to be cut from four of the six insurance plans offered by the Washington Health Benefit Exchange.

As millions lose their insurance nation wide and are forced into plans with significantly higher premiums, the reality of rationed care, initially denied by adamant supporters of the bill, has now hit the country’s most vulnerable, with doctors at Seattle Children’s Hospital speaking out.

“There becomes a point when if you start denying access to care, that you can hurt children and children’s health and that’s what we believe is at risk here,” Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer Dr. Sandy Melzer said.

Although the hospital was included in almost every health plan from the state’s commercial market originally, Group Health Cooperative and Community Health Plan of Washington will now be the only providers including Seattle Children’s. According to the lawsuit filed in King County Superior Court, the legal obligation to provide access to “essential community providers” has been breached.

Those enrolled in one of the five insurance plans that excludes Seattle Children’s who still want the hospital’s care will likely be forced to pay much higher cost-sharing amounts, an impossibility to the almost 50 million American’s attempting to rise above the poverty line.

“The notion that a major insurance plan is going to exclude us from their network is truly precedent-setting and represents a new level of degradation in children’s access to care,” Melzer told the Seattle Times.

Local resident Anne Guadagno is afraid her two young granddaughters will lose their favorite doctor like many others already have, despite President Obama’s promise that everyone would be able to keep their doctors.

“I would want my grandchildren to have the doctor they’ve become accustomed to and are comfortable with. A child that’s been with a certain doctor and nurse and an office needs to stay there,” Guadagno told King 5 News.

With a healthcare website only able to sign up 6 people in its first day, “inevitable” healthcare rationing, millions more set to lose their current insurance and an impending shortage of doctors, the future of the Affordable Care Act appears to be anything but affordable for millions of children and adults alike.

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You Can’t Keep Your Doctor: Seattle Hospital Sues After Obamacare Cuts Children’s Access.

Hollywood targeted to include ObamaCare in TV plot lines

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The health care overhaul might get a Hollywood rewrite.

The California Endowment, a private foundation that is spending millions to promote President Barack Obama’s signature law, recently provided a $500,000 grant to ensure TV writers and producers have information about the Affordable Care Act that can be stitched into plot lines watched by millions.

The aim is to produce compelling prime-time narratives that encourage Americans to enroll, especially the young and healthy, Hispanics and other key demographic groups needed to make the overhaul a success.

“We know from research that when people watch entertainment television, even if they know it’s fiction, they tend to believe that the factual stuff is actually factual,” said Martin Kaplan of the University of Southern California’s Norman Lear Center, which received the grant.

The public typically gets as much, if not more, information about current events from favorite TV programs as mainstream news outlets, Kaplan said, so “people learn from these shows.”

California Republican strategist Jonathan Wilcox, who has taught a course on politics and celebrity at USC, said the attempt to engage Hollywood was coming too late to influence views, and he doubted fictionalized TV would play into families’ decisions about health care.

“This is an attempt to use entertainment pop culture to fix a political challenge,” he said. “It will be received as a partisan political message, no matter how cleverly it’s delivered.”

About 16 percent of Americans are uninsured and surveys have shown many still know little or nothing about the health care law even though sign-ups for insurance have started. The challenge for law’s supporters is to connect with the millions of Americans who, for whatever reason, haven’t paid attention so far.

The 18-month grant, to the Lear Center’s Hollywood Health & Society program, will be used for briefings with staff from television shows and to track health overhaul-related depictions on prime time and Spanish-language television.

Since the grant money was provided so recently, no plot lines involving health care have been written. And Kaplan isn’t targeting specific shows.

Hollywood targeted to include ObamaCare in TV plot lines | Fox News.

Obama is Destroying Military – to Prevent being Deposed?

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I’ve been saying this for some time now, firing our military leaders to prevent a coup……

From Jim Garrow ~ The Nazis used the “alleged misconduct” as their catchall as well. Getting close to 200 have been removed in Bathhouse Barry’s house cleaning effort. Got to have everyone singing from his song sheet and can’t let at little thing like the Constitution or the Rule of Law get in the way. Hail Obama, or is that Heil?
– Dr. Jim Garrow -

 

Editor’s Note – It is becoming clear to many Americans that Obama is destroying our military through firings, removing Christianity, removing “don’t ask, don’t tell”, and many believe there is actually a test on whether an officer or soldier would ever fire upon their own citizens. He is also changing it in other directions and introducing diversity as a core item over proper military training, but could it be to prevent being deposed?

Allen West recently published his views on the diversity mandate:

I now know why the Army hasn’t trained for the past six months. According to Major General Jessica L. Wright (USARNG, Ret), acting Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, diversity and inclusion is critical to mission success…obama-military-e1325851547761

The webpage for the event, titled “Mission Critical: Transatlantic Security and Diversity,” explained, “it is a security imperative for military leaders to proactively advance diversity and inclusion (D&I) best practices,” because of the “rapid demographic change [and] advances in gender and LGBT equity and a new generation of veterans in NATO countries.”

Silly me, I thought a trained and ready force needed to be proficient in its war fighting tasks in order to fight and win our nation’s wars – that was what mattered for mission success. It seems this new perspective on our military is based upon the misguided progressive socialist vision of social egalitarianism. (Read the rest here.)

You can also read about the future of our military from the Congressional Research Services here.

In fact, many now believe the reason behind all these moves is to prevent a military coup as Gina Miller writes below:

U.S. Military could depose Obama, so he’s destroying it

by Gina Miller – Polymontana, and WorldNewsBureau

Gina Miller - World News Bureau

Gina Miller – World News Bureau

For several years now, many of us have been wondering who will stop the anti-American, anti-freedom, lawless Barack Obama (or whatever his name is), his administration and the commie weasels in Congress.

As we watch the in-your-face criminal actions of Obama and his minions (the list of which seems interminable), it is clear that members of the other two co-equal branches of the federal government are either in agreement with him or are too scared of the shadowy powers behind Obama to lift a finger against him.

This strange, debilitating non-resistance to Obama can’t be based solely on the fear of being falsely accused of “racism,” so I conclude it is based either on agreement with Obama or fear of something much worse.

The courts and Congress rarely defy him, and Congress is too wimpy to bring articles of impeachment, so who is left with the power to depose this junior tyrant who’s occupying our White House?

The military is the only force with that power, and Obama knows it.

So, what has been one of Obama’s chief goals since taking office?  Destroy the United States military, remove the American patriots from it, and replace them with Obama drones—of the human variety.

Obama is Destroying Military – to Prevent being Deposed? | The SUA Blog | Stand Up America US.

New York Doctors resisting ObamaCare

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Docs resisting ObamaCare | New York Post

New York doctors are treating ObamaCare like the plague, a new survey reveals.

A poll conducted by the New York State Medical Society finds that 44 percent of MDs said they are not participating in the nation’s new health-care plan.

Another 33 percent say they’re still not sure whether to become ObamaCare providers.

Only 23 percent of the 409 physicians queried said they’re taking patients who signed up through health exchanges.

“This is so poorly designed that a lot of doctors are afraid to participate,” said Dr. Sam Unterricht, president of the 29,000-member organization. “There’s a lot of resistance. Doctors don’t know what they’re going to get paid.”

Three out of four doctors who are participating in the program said they “had to participate” because of existing contractual obligations with an insurer or medical provider, not because they wanted to.

Only one in four “affirmatively” chose to sign up for the exchanges.

Nearly eight in 10 — 77 percent — said they had not been given a fee schedule to show much they’ll get paid if they sign up.

The survey invited doctors to anonymously share opinions about the new health care law, and many took time out of their busy days to vent.

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Docs resisting ObamaCare | New York Post.

Gallup Poll Reveals What Americans Really Think of Obama

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A new Gallup survey sheds some light on how Americans perceive President Obama, and it may not be what the Democrats want to hear.

 

Here are some of the results from the poll:

 

  1. Less than half of Americans feel that the President share their values.
  2. 56% of Americans believe that the President cannot manage government effectively.
  3. The majority of Americans don’t believe he can get things done.
  4. A whopping 62% of Americans do not think President Obama has a clear plan for solving the country’s problems.
  5. 60% do not believe he works well with both parties in Washington.
  6. The majority of Americans feel that he puts his political interests ahead of the country’s interests.

 

Are you surprised by the poll’s results? Are you surprised that the liberal media is ignoring the poll?

Gallup Poll Reveals What Americans Really Think of Obama | American Overlook.

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