by Americanpride Last
What our Governor and some of our legislature did last week by expanding Obamacare in Arizona is an unconstitutional and fiscal disgrace.
There is a provision in Obamacare that nobody is talking about. Maybe you already know about this, but it is the Trojan horse nuclear bomb in Obamacare. During the corrupt process of backroom dealing in Washington, the Democrats put language in the bill that allows STATES AND CITIES TO DUMP THEIR GOVERNMENT PENSION OBLIGATIONS INTO OBAMACARE. You talk about blowing up in our face.
Obamacare was unsustainable anyway but with this provision it is really unsustainable. Dump Arizona’s Pension obligations directly on the American people through Obamacare. You think healthcare premiums are high now as they go up 10% and 25% a year. Just wait until many of the states and cities in America dump their pension obligation onto the American people through Obamacare.
What the Arizona legislature did the other day with a vote to expand Medicaid/Obamacare in Arizona will be looked upon in time as THE turning point in our fiscal solvency from which we may never recover.
Gilbert Watch Note: See a few articles below about how YOU will pay for the fiscal irresponsibility of Democrat-controlled cities and states. Want to hear the kicker? The Unions are outraged, because ObamaCare isn’t nearly as RICH as their city and state government health plans.
ObamaCare and Chicago’s Unions, by Eileen Norcross. May 16, 2013.
"Chicago’s public-sector workers have a pretty good health care deal and enjoy a 55 percent subsidy. They like their plan, but they may not be keeping it. This week, the mayor’s office announced that change is on the horizon.
"City Comptroller Amer Ahmed wanted to reassure the city’s 30,000 workers who “were worried we were gonna dump them onto some Obamacare thing we didn’t know anything about.”Indeed, that is exactly what the mayor is planning to do. According to the Chicago Tribune, all city employees will be asked to either pay for their own insurance, or seek subsidies under the Affordable Care Act as of January 1, 2014, as part of a three-year transition off of the current benefit.
"There is an exemption for police and firefighters between the ages of 55 and 64 who are not yet eligible for Medicare and whose health benefits are guaranteed under a union contract. Those who retired before 1989 (about 5,500 retirees) are also exempt.
Spokesmen for the city’s unions expressed outrage and are hoping that he reconsiders the move."
Can ObamaCare provide Relief to Distressed American Cities? by Cate Long. May 16, 2013
"Sheboygan County government retirees may lose their county health insurance benefits and instead be placed under the federal health care program known as Obamacare, the Sheboygan Press reported.
"The county is confronting a $2.17 million budget gap for 2014, the Press reports.
"County Administrator Adam Payne and Finance Director Terry Hansen estimated the county could save just over $286,000 in the county’s 2014 budget with the assumption that its retirees will be insured under the Affordable Insurance Exchange beginning next year."
Retiree healthcare solution: Let Obamacare pay for it!!! by Steve Malanga. January 30, 2013.
"By dropping the city’s current health insurance plan and sending retired city workers to the new Illinois Health Insurance Exchange, created in response to the Affordable Care Act, the city could save a whopping $60 million annually, commission member Leemore Dafny writes in a opinion piece. Retirees would pay lower rates than those now charged by private insurance because Obamacare requires the exchanges ‘to issue comprehensive plans to all comers, at rates that do not reflect health status and which vary to a limited degree by age, Dafny observes.
"Don’t expect this ‘solution’ to stop with Chicago. The Pew Center on the States estimates that states have $660 billion in unfunded promises to workers to pay for their health care in retirement, and 61 of our largest cities have another $119 billion in liabilities. Some states are so beset with pension woes they haven’t even begun to address the cost of these health insurance liabilities, which are set to skyrocket."