Good info, gacpl. I could write a blog chronicling my experiences (thus far) with ObamaCare's "unintended consequences." Maybe I will - but not today.
I read an interesting article yesterday that talks about how "the Obama people" are discovering how the program really works - and they aren't happy about it. The article is titled "But What Is the Reality of It." It quotes from a NY Times article as follows:
"Many in New York’s professional and cultural elite have long supported President Obama’s health care plan. But now, to their surprise, thousands of writers, opera singers, music teachers, photographers, doctors, lawyers and others are learning that their health insurance plans are being canceled and they may have to pay more to get comparable coverage, if they can find it."
"“We are the Obama people,” said Camille Sweeney, a New York writer and member of the Authors Guild. Her insurance is being canceled, and she is dismayed that neither her pediatrician nor her general practitioner appears to be on the exchange plans. What to do has become a hot topic on Facebook and at dinner parties frequented by her fellow writers and artists.
“I’m for it,” she said. “But what is the reality of it?”"
The main article goes on to say:
"Ms. Sweeney’s statement-and-question says it all. It’s the voice of liberalism in the age of Obama. She’s for Obamacare, but didn’t know what it was. Now, Ms. Sweeney realizes (sort of) that she’s been mugged by reality. But she’s not quite ready to come to grips with reality. She’s not quite ready to press charges against Obama, or against liberalism.
But at least she’s asking a reality-based question."
For the entire article, see: http://www.weeklystandard.com/author/...
This article is a snapshot of what's happening now - across the country - as those who blindly supported the President's "signature legislation" are now discovering that they're being "mugged by reality." Many refuse to believe what is happening. But my hunch is that after they spend about six months (or less) with significantly higher premiums and far fewer choices of doctors and health care facilities, they will be forced to see things as they really are.
....and get this story about ObamaCare HEROIN in Massachusetts:
When in doubt....throw the dice...
I guess now homosexuals have a clear choice between whether to live in Utah or in Uganda:
But - unfortunately for the left - homosexuals kissing in Utah does little to lessen the burdens of ObamaCare and its "unintended consequences."
...and speaking of petitions (and hijacking this blog), this one seems to be "picking up steam":
The only "reality shows" I watch are on the History Channel. They are Pawn Stars, American Restoration, American Pickers, and (occasionally) Counting Cars. I can see actual value in these programs - as they either build or fix things, or they actually expose people to the history/historical aspects of this country and our culture. All the rest (to me) are just noise. I guess to each their own. But I never heard of "Duck Dynasty" until this story hit the headlines. This one might be an interesting blog topic for somebody who's cranked up about "biblical quotations" or "freedom of speech," but that somebody won't be me.
....but back to "unintended consequences." According to this article, the people of Puerto Rico "may not be grappling with the botched Obamacare website rollout, but the program could spell disaster for the island..." See: