Tuesday, August 13, 2013

It is Becoming Clearer Methinks...

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Liberty -vs- Tyranny



I was just reading Thomas Paine. I was actually amazed at how much I had FORGOTTEN about the man and galvanizing force for the American Revolution over the past 43 years since I actually read and studied a bit about his life and social views. I was warmly reminded that aside from NOT being a religious zealot he actually bought into the whole notion that there is, and out to be a social contract between the people and the government they have a right to choose. Damn I feel stupid (it's either that or I'm suffering from dementia) right about now. I guess advancing age can have that effect. I can't speak for the young-ins in the The Party movement of course, nor would I want to.

WASHINGTON — In another setback for President Obama’s health care initiative, the administration has delayed until 2015 a significant consumer protection in the law that limits how much people may have to spend on their own health care.

The limit on out-of-pocket costs, including deductibles and co-payments, was not supposed to exceed $6,350 for an individual and $12,700 for a family. But under a little-noticed ruling, federal officials have granted a one-year grace period to some insurers, allowing them to set higher limits, or no limit at all on some costs, in 2014.

The grace period has been outlined on the Labor Department’s Web site since February, but was obscured in a maze of legal and bureaucratic language that went largely unnoticed. When asked in recent days about the language — which appeared as an answer to one of 137 “frequently asked questions about Affordable Care Act implementation” — department officials confirmed the policy.

The discovery is likely to fuel continuing Republican efforts this fall to discredit the president’s health care law {emphasis mine}. (Read More)

Yeah, I believe (for reasons of my own), that the ACA or ObamaCare is a badly flawed law that actually benefits primarily the insurance companies and the the large national pharmaceuticals, while throwing a bone to the very poor and the indigent.

Again I'm reminded of Thomas Paine and the outdated notion of a social contract. Damn it's all so confusing. But I'm convinced that after the special interests Get together (AGAIN), and work out the ideal compromise everything will come out bright and sparking white in the end.

Via: Memeorandum

2 comments:

  1. You don't think moving the implementation back to 2015 has anything to do with the 2014 elections do you. Sorry that is just a silly thought because the champion of scandals wouldn't do that.

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    1. As they say, ones perception is their reality. Whether or not it is rooted in fact is really of secondary importance.

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