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Obama Signs Up For Obama-Care Bronze Plan

From the Washington Post:

Obama signs up for health care, buying bronze plan the White House calls ‘symbolic’

By Philip Rucker and Zachary A. Goldfarb | December 23, 2013

HONOLULU — He doesn’t need it and will never use it, but President Obama signed up for Obamacare anyway.

The political maneuver, announced Monday by the White House, was aimed at showing solidarity with hundreds of ­thousands of Americans enrolling in the new federal and state health-care exchanges.

‘The political maneuver’ was meant to delude the low information voters.

The move came after months of prodding from Republicans, who argued that the president should participate in his signature health-care law — although the exchanges are designed primarily for those who don’t have or can’t afford coverage…

Of which there are now millions more, thanks to Obama-Care.

Obama was enrolled in the D.C. exchange over the weekend, aides said, purchasing a “bronze”-level plan that will set him back about $400 a month (with a salary of $400,000, the president doesn’t qualify for subsidies).

What a cheapskate. Notice also that he only signed himself up, and not the rest of his family.

But aides said he won’t use the plan: Obama and his family will continue to receive, as all recent presidents have, medical care through the U.S. military.

Right. It’s VA hospitals for the Obama. (This is sarcasm. Members of the White House and their staff have free access to the best medical treatment in the world. And all for free. (See op-ed below.)

Asked whether the news media could observe the president signing up, Carney did not offer any guarantee. “I’ll get back to you,” he said.

Obama’s enrollment, which aides characterized as an important show of support for the law, was handled with little fanfare. News photographers and reporters were not allowed to witness the president shopping for insurance plans or filling out paperwork. News that he had signed up was distributed to reporters in a one-paragraph statement attributed anonymously to a White House official…

And it’s news they snuck out over the Christmas holiday so no one would notice.

An Op/Ed from the Washington Post:

The Obamacare Obama gets

By Marc A. Thiessen | December 30, 2013

Who says government health care doesn’t work? There is a government health plan that is available to a small number of individuals. The risk pool consists of a few dozen people, all of whom work in one building in downtown Washington. If they need a check-up, the doctor comes up to their office for a house call. If they need a prescription, the medicine is delivered to their desks. If they need to see a specialist, they are taken by government transport to one of the best hospitals in the world. If they need surgery, a special suite is available.

And it is all free of charge.

This is not Obamacare. But it is the care President Obama gets. Obama, his family and members of the White House senior staff are all taken care of by the doctors of the White House Medical Unit. It’s the best health plan in the world. I know. For a brief time, I was on it…

But with this kind of health coverage, why on earth did the president make such a show of “signing up” for Obamacare? He admittedly has no intention of using it. The White House says he signed up as a “symbolic” show of solidarity, so he could lead by example. Really? That would be like Obama signing up his kids to attend D.C. public schools as a sign of solidarity with the poor kids trapped in failing schools — but then saying it was just “symbolic” and sending his kids to their tony private school instead…

If the White House was so confident that “the product is good” and Americans are “willing to be patient,” then they would have been eager for a photo op of the president signing up with other happy customers. But there was no photo op…

Because you can bet he didn’t sign up for anything. His lackeys signed him up. Besides, he doesn’t want anyone thinking too much about this empty gesture.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Thursday, January 2nd, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

5 Responses to “Obama Signs Up For Obama-Care Bronze Plan”

  1. dasher

    This may be the only instance I know of a Liberal actually signing up for O-Care. Of all the Liberals I know (which is too many already) not a one of them has signed up for O-Care. I actually read a FB posting from one Liberal I know writing “thanks to my wife’s employer, I now have insurance”.

    Ah, “Obamacare for thee, but not for me”.

    D.

    • Rusty Shackleford

      I’m thinking that for a great many people, that is, those in liberal utopia, the ACA only applied to those who they thought/assumed/believed to “need it most”, namely the poor, unfortunate sots who need the government to take care of them.

      As a side note, it is well-known that linerals are the least accommodating when it comes to charity…that is…giving of their own time or money. OTHER people’s time and (especially) money is, however, fine.

      But because they believed that others paying for everyone else’s healthcare was a good thing, as juxtaposed in their feeble minds by the liberal/thinking contradiction paradigm, they are suddenly shocked (SHOCKED, I tell you) when they open th edoor to find Mr Reality standing at their door with a huge bill in their hand that said lineral has to pay.

      Then their heads explode.

      Their anger and hatred of others is perfectly justified when they believe that the “evil” people are having it stuck to them, because they don’t even consider themselves “middle class” because they drink the right wines, have the right people over for parties and say/believe all the right things. This mental sequstration that avoids reality has a known, quantifiable and measurable effect on them when they come face-to-face with it. And it hurts.

      But, I suppose there was no stopping it because of their belief system whichall their lives has prevented them from having to deal with reality. They bought a Prius because they care more about the environment than you but the salesman never told them, nor did they ever investigate, what happens when the battery needs to be replaced. It’s usually half again, or even equal to the total trade-in value of the car.

      That windmills kill their chosen favorite bird-of-prey that they fought so hard to have prtected back in their hippie-dippy college days? Off the radar, unreported by their socialist media pals. But even if they find out about it, they say it’s a conspiracy laid forth by right wing extremists who really are glad that the birds are being killed and would prefer to do it with their beloved guns, such is the warped nature of their liberal/thinking contradiction paradigm.

      Logic, dot-connecting, common-sense, are altruisms and fantasies to a liberal/fascist/national socialist. The “thinking” must fit the paradigm. Thus, we have the resultant overload that we used to only witness when Captain Kirk argued against a nefarious computer that arrived at the conclusion to preserve the integrity of the program was through self-destruction.

      However, they do a whole lot of blame everyone else first which is the mechanism that allows them to continue with their paradigm.

      Liberalism is a mental disease.

  2. canary

    Woah! Obama signed up twice, or lied about the first time or both times. Prior to leaving for Hawaii FOX reported and showed Obama trying to sign up to be symbolic and he could not get on line and he looked very stoic like no big deal and it was reported with assistance he was able to complete his symbolic the report was several hours later with assistance he got signed up.

    It’s difficult to trust anything the Washington Post lately. The Obama gestapo is probably twisting their elbow.

  3. canary

    By namesake do they mean he signed up Barry Sotero? Is Obama’s cousin in Kansas really running for US Senate?

    Here’s the UK’s DailyMails coverage articles

    Obama chose ‘a bronze plan’ – the cheapest option – the White House has confirmed
    He dispatched his aides to DC Health Link, the Obamacare affiliate in the nation’s capital, to file the papers while he was on vacation
    Obama’s cousin Milton Wolf, a Republican who’s running for the U.S. Senate in Kansas, called the move ‘yet another lie’
    The first news came in a phone call with an Obama-friendly radio network, despite the standing-room-only press crowd at the White House on Friday
    The president will officially be part of an Obamacare insurance plan, but his family’s medical care will still come from U.S. Navy physicians
    The White House had promised since the spring that the president would enroll in his namesake insurance system
    Obama snuck under the wire by a full day after the Health and Human Services Department quietly extended the deadline by another 24 hours
    The final reprieve marked the 15th time the administration has altered the contents of the Affordable Care Act without consulting with Congress
    By DAVID MARTOSKO, U.S. POLITICAL EDITOR

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new.....z2pIjuj7LW

    • canary

      DailyMail: Dr. Milton Wolf, a Republican cousin of President Obama who is running for the U.S. Senate in Kansas, told MailOnline that ‘Barack Obama’s “signing up” for Obamacare is yet another lie in the series of lies shoveled to the American people regarding the president’s train wreck healthcare takeover.’

      ‘While Barack Obama enjoys his $5 million, 17-day Hawaiian vacation,’ Wolf said, ‘my hospital coworkers and I will spend the Christmas holiday providing care for those in need, including any of the 6 million unfortunate Americans who lost their insurance due to Obamacare.’

      DailyMail: A White House official confirmed Monday that Barack Obama simply dispatched his aides to the Washington, D.C. insurance exchange’s office, where they filed his papers in person – while Obama himself luxuriated in his annual Hawaiian vacation with his family.
      ‘His situation is unique,’ the official insisted. ‘The president couldn’t have used the DC exchange’s website because the databases these sites use to confirm insurance eligibility wouldn’t contain those sorts of records about him.’

      The Secret Service, the aide explained, typically scrubs personal records of U.S. presidents from credit, financial and historical databases when they take office, as part of a range of security precautions meant to protect the occupant of the Oval Office.

      Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new.....z2pInTKED0
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      They really need to interview those dumb D.C. College kids Obama lied through his teeth telling them it would be as easy as picking out the cheapest hotel rate or pay movie on the rail system, and as cheap as a cell phone bill.




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