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‘I Had Nothing to Do With That!’ Obama Dodges Blame For Skyrocketing Premiums

Thursday, October 20, 2016 21:18
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‘I Had Nothing to Do With That!’ Obama Dodges Blame For Skyrocketing Premiums
by Charlie Spiering 20 Oct 2016
President Barack Obamaoffers multiple excuses for why health insurance premiums continue to skyrocket, including blaming Republicans and insurance companies for the problems.
He complains that too many reporters spend more time discussing premium increases than explaining why he isn’t responsible for them.
“No, I had nothing to do with that,” Obama said, calling it “complicated” despite the “hysteria” that was growing.
Obama traveled to Florida to argue that Obamacare was working well, but needed to be fixed.
During his speech, he pointed out that when smart phone companies released a product that had bugs in it, they fixed it.
“Unless it catches fire. Then they pull it off the market,” he admitted, likely referring to the disastrous exploding Samsung Galaxy S7. 
But the president argued that companies weren’t trying to repeal smart phones, but rather fix the problems with the modern devices rather than return to rotary dial up phones.
“We’re not going to go back,” Obama said, challenging Republicans who repeatedly called for an Obamacare repeal.
The president argued that most people got their health care from their jobs, insisting that Obamacare didn’t even affect their premiums or health policy changes.
“These are decisions made by your employers, it’s not because of Obamacare,” he said.
He blamed Republicans for failing to sign up more young people into the insurance pools, and continuing to block the expansion of Medicare.
“Part of this is because health care is complicated,” he admitted.
Obama also admitted that smaller markets in different states were suffering from the lack of competition among private insurers.
To fix it, he suggested that the government should step in and offer cheaper plans in areas that weren’t getting enough options.
Obama explained that thanks to Obamacare, Americans now got free preventive care, free checkups for women, free mammograms, and allowed children to stay on their parent’s health care plans into their 20s.
“You’re getting better quality, even though you don’t know that Obamacare is doing it,” he said. “Thanks Obama.”
Obamacare
Booz Allen Hamilton is a contractor for Obamacare, and was a funder for the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation.
Note: Open Society Foundations was a funder for the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation.  
George Soros is the founder & chairman for the Open Society Foundations, and was the chairman for the Foundation to Promote Open Society. 
Foundation to Promote Open Society was a funder for the Brookings Institution (think tank), the Committee for Economic Development, and the Urban Institute (think tank).
Cyrus F. Freidheim Jr. is an honorary trustee at the Brookings Institution (think tank), a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago, and was a managing director at Booz Allen Hamilton.
Robert S. Osbornewas the EVP & general counsel for Booz Allen Hamilton, and is a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago.
Commercial Club of Chicago, Members Directory A-Z (Past Research)
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
W. James McNerney Jr. is a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago, and the chairman & president & CEO for the Boeing Company.
Barbara G. Fastwas a VP at the Boeing Company, and a VP for the CGI Group Inc.
CGI Group Inc.was the Obamacare contractor that developed Healthcare.gov web site.
Obamacareis Barack Obama’s signature policy initiative.           
Donna S. Moreawas the EVP for the CGI Group Inc., and a trustee at the Committee for Economic Development.
Lloyd Howell Jr.is a trustee at the Committee for Economic Development, and the EVP for Booz Allen Hamilton.
Booz Allen Hamilton is a contractor for Obamacare, and was a funder for the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation.
Paul F. Andersonwas a senior partner at Booz Allen Hamilton, and is a trustee at the Aspen Institute (think tank).
James S. Crown is the vice chairman for the Aspen Institute (think tank), a director at the General Dynamics Corporation, and a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago.
Lester Crownwas a lifetime trustee at the Aspen Institute (think tank), a director at the General Dynamics Corporation, and is a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago.
Vangent, Inc. is a subsidiary of the General Dynamics Corporation, and an Obamacare contractor.
Valerie B. Jarrettis a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago, the senior adviser for the Barack Obama administration, and her great uncle is Vernon E. Jordan Jr.
Vernon E. Jordan Jr. is Valerie B. Jarrett’s great uncle, an honorary trustee at the Brookings Institution (think tank), a director at the American Friends of Bilderberg (think tank), a senior counsel for Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP, a life trustee at the Urban Institute (think tank), and a 2008 Bilderberg conference participant (think tank).
Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP was the lobby firm for Aetna Inc.
Aetna Inc. is reducing participation in Obamacare.
Urban Institute(think tank) is a contractor for Obamacare.
Barack Obama’s signature policy initiative is Obamacare, and was an intern at Sidley Austin LLP.  
Michelle Obamawas a lawyer at Sidley Austin LLP.
R. Eden Martin is counsel at Sidley Austin LLP, and the president of the Commercial Club of Chicago.         
Newton N. Minowis a senior counsel at Sidley Austin LLP, an honorary trustee at the Carnegie Corporation of New York, and a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago.
Carnegie Corporation of New York was a funder for the RAND Corporation.
RAND Corporationis an Obamacare contractor.
Cyrus F. Freidheim Jr. is a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago, an honorary trustee at the Brookings Institution (think tank), and was a   managing director at Booz Allen Hamilton.
Booz Allen Hamilton is a contractor for Obamacare, and was a funder for the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation.
Chelsea V. Clintonis the vice chair for the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, and was an employee at McKinsey & Company.
McKinsey & Company is an Obamacare contractor.
McKinsey Global Institute is an economics research group for McKinsey & Company.   
Leonard T. Mendonca is a director at McKinsey & Company, the chairman for the McKinsey Global Institute, and a co-chairman for the Committee for Economic Development.
Donna S. Moreawas a trustee at the Committee for Economic Development, and the EVP for the CGI Group Inc.
CGI Group Inc.was the Obamacare contractor that developed Healthcare.gov web site.
Obamacareis Barack Obama’s signature policy initiative.           
Lloyd Howell Jr.is a trustee at the Committee for Economic Development, and the EVP for Booz Allen Hamilton.
Booz Allen Hamilton is a contractor for Obamacare, and was a funder for the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation.
William J. Clintonis the founder of the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, Samsung Electronics Co. paid him speaker fees, and CGI Group Inc. paid him speaker fees.
Samsung Electronics Co. was a funder for the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation.
CGI Group Inc. paid William J. Clinton speaker fees, and was the Obamacare contractor that developed Healthcare.gov web site.
Accentureis an Obamacare contractor, and was a funder for the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation.    
Hillary Rodham Clinton was paid speaker fees from Accenture, and a director at the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation.
Chelsea V. Clintonis the vice chair for the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, and was an employee at McKinsey & Company.
McKinsey & Company is an Obamacarecontractor.
McKinsey Global Institute is an economics research group for McKinsey & Company.   
Leonard T. Mendonca is a director at McKinsey & Company, the chairman for the McKinsey Global Institute, and a co-chairman for the Committee for Economic Development.
Donna S. Moreawas a trustee at the Committee for Economic Development, and the EVP for the CGI Group Inc.
CGI Group Inc.was the Obamacare contractor that developed Healthcare.gov web site.
Verizon Communications Inc. is an Obamacare contractor, and was a funder for the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation.
Tenet Healthcare Corporation supported Obamacare, and was a funder for the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation.
Kurt DelBeneoversaw HealthCare.gov for Obamacare, and was Kathleen Sebelius’s senior adviser.
Kathleen Sebelius’s senior adviser was Kurt DelBene, the secretary at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the Barack Obama administration, and Dora Hughes was her counselor at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Dora Hughes was Kathleen Sebelius’s counselor at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and is a senior policy adviser at Sidley Austin LLP.
Barack Obama was an intern at Sidley Austin LLP, and Obamacare is his signature policy initiative.
Michelle Obamawas a lawyer at Sidley Austin LLP.
R. Eden Martin is counsel at Sidley Austin LLP, and the president of the Commercial Club of Chicago.         
Newton N. Minowis a senior counsel at Sidley Austin LLP, an honorary trustee at the Carnegie Corporation of New York, and a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago.
Carnegie Corporation of New York was a funder for the RAND Corporation.
RAND Corporationis an Obamacare contractor.
Cyrus F. Freidheim Jr. is a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago, an honorary trustee at the Brookings Institution (think tank), and was a   managing director at Booz Allen Hamilton.
Booz Allen Hamilton is a contractor for Obamacare, and was a funder for the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation.
William M. Daleywas a funder for the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, the chief of staff for the Barack Obama administration, is a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago, and a trustee at the Third Way.
Allyson Y. Schwartzwas an honorary co-chair for the Third Way, and is the CEO for the Better Medicare Alliance.


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