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Obamacare is Worse Than You Think
The insurance profiteering racket called Obamacare is worse than you think. The people who make the mistake of signing up for this insurance program have to go to providers who are in the network of their insurance company as they have signed up through an insurance exchange. Since most medical providers are not connected to the insurance exchange, it is almost impossible to get any medical care with the insurance you buy in the insurance exchange, commonly known as Obamacare. Thus, the people receiving their medical insurance through the insurance exchange receive no medical care while they have to pay a monthly premium.
Further, any plan that has more than a $1,000 deductible is not insurance; it is grand larceny. There are plans with an $8,000 deductible, which for people who make barely enough to live on is outrageous and worthless as medical coverage.
So now we have a network scheme that is a cover for taking premium money without providing medical care, charging young people a low premium with a high deductible so they can never use the coverage and have to pay a premium which they need to pay for rent and food, and no cost control for anyone either with any kind of insurance through their employer or paying for individual coverage themselves, such as paying $838 per month to Kaiser for the 60-64 year old age group, plus $25 per day to see a doctor, $10 for each lab test or Xray, $200 per day per hospital bed and $200 per day per hospital doctor.
This nightmare with thousands of confusing details was passed by a majority Democrats in the House of Representatives, majority Democrats in the US Senate, and signed by a Democratic president, with no Republicans voting for it. The entire House, Senate and president receive socialized medicine from the US taxpayers, despite the fact that at least half the House, most of the Senate, and the US president are millionaires. Obamacare is absolute proof that the US government has absolutely no connection to the American workingclass, the 80% of us who sell our labor for less than $80,000 a year, and in fact, have total contempt for all of us.
The contempt for the American people has been made clear in other areas recently. Democrat Obama is now the proud spymaster in chief of a vast spy network at home and abroad, as well as the commander in chief of the war machine, both of which exist to maximize profits for the capitalist class, the primary goal of the bankrupt social order in which we live. Hitler would be proud of the American spy machine, as well as the American war machine with its rampant drone killings and its alliance with fascists, such as in Ukraine, where the US agent provocateurs are again, as everywhere else in the world where there are resources, especially oil, to be stolen and where it is possible to encircle either Russia or China, are engaged in phony protests of existing governments. In Ukraine, these agents are allied with Nazi forces who proudly wave the flag of the Nazi occupation of Ukraine and promote anti-Semitic terrorism. At home, Hitler would be proud of the promotion of the death penalty and prison-industrial complex that both Democrats and Republicans clearly love and promote , and both the death penalty and prison-concentration camps are vicious terrorist weapons against the workingclass.
Meanwhile we have a 50% poverty rate in this country, where 50% of Americans cannot provide $2,000 to pay for an emergency within 30 days. We also have 70-80% of Americans living paycheck to paycheck. Not only is absolutely nothing being done to improve the economy, but the US Congress has just voted to cut food stamps in a phony agriculture bill that only enriches wealthy property owners, and Democrat Obama promises to sign that bill. Hunger and homelessness are growing in the US, and this poverty is being increased by the Democrat-Republicans.
If you care about anything but profits for the richest 1% of this society, the millionaires and billionaires, you have no reason to vote for any Democrat or Republican at any level of office as these parties are the twin parties of war and fascism. If you care about peace, jobs, healthcare, labor, the environment, free education for all from preschool through and including university, free comprehensive public transportation, affordable housing or anything else worth having at all, you need to change your voter registration now to the only 2 parties that care about the same things, namely Peace & Freedom Party and the Green Party, the only 2 parties that support socialized medicine, peace, decent paying jobs that pay all your bills which means increasing wages considerably, and everything else we need, and oppose the death penalty, prison concentration camps, the entire war machine, spying on anyone and all the other horrors promoted by the Democrat-Republicans. Quite frankly, anyone who promotes drone warfare is criminally insane. PLEASE REGISTER NOW EITHER PEACE & FREEDOM PARTY OR GREEN PARTY. It is not enough that you vote for their candidates; they need you this year, 2014, to register in one of their parties to stay on the ballot after 2014.
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http://www.cindy2014.org/second_place_wins_the_race (Cindy Sheehan for Governor Campaign)