Obamacare California means new Dem voters

by CalWatchdog Staff | June 20, 2013 8:08 pm

June 21, 2013

By Katy Grimes


Anyone still on the fence about the criminality of Obamacare only needed to read the story I wrote in May about the many vindictive Obamacare bills currently in the Legislature.

If 27 additional bills making Obamacare even more anti-business, anti-patient, and more pro-Democratic policies wasn’t enough, now it is clear the Obama health law is not about heath care at all.

Obamacare is carefully institutionalizing a perverted style of corrupt politics throughout the U.S., but particularly in California where Democratic politicians are taking the law, and adding that special, corrupt California uniqueness to it.

How? Community organizers and unions will be recruiting people to enroll in Obamacare and sign up to be part of the permanent, beholden Democratic voting majority, according to Investor’s Business Daily.

The California Legislature set this up through SB 35[2], passed and signed into law in September 2012, requiring that voter registration part of the health insurance exchange.

“Last month, Covered California[3] announced $37 million in grants to 48 organizations to build public awareness about the opening of the health exchange on Oct. 1,” IBD said[4].

“The California legislature and the new Covered California health insurance exchange are conspiring to keep secret how they will dole out more than half a billion dollars in taxpayer dollars to contractors,” IBD said. “The lion’s share of the money is going for what the exchange budget terms ‘outreach.'”

“The Obama administration granted a whopping $910 million to California to set up its insurance exchange,” IBD said. “That money is not for bandages, surgery, nurses and doctors to care for the sick. Nor is it for insurance plans, though $910 million could buy generous coverage for at least 113,000 people!”

The money will be used to register Democratic voters in California — new Democratic voters.

“The $910 million is slated for bureaucracy, including rich compensation packages for exchange employees ($360,000 a year for the executive director) and contracts for computer equipment, public relations and ‘outreach.'”

“Outreach is the largest expenditure and where the real monkey business occurs.”

Unfortunately, this is standard operating procedure in California politics.

 Other bad actors in California Obamacare bills

There are 27 Obamacare-related bills in California, targeting employers from cutting hours, and requiring employers to maintain benefits or receive huge fines. There are bills giving families information about how to sign up for Medi-Cal and the California Health care Exchange when they apply for CalFRESH (food stamps).

There are bills expanding the scope of Obamacare in California. And there are 12 more bills expanding the publicly-subsidized Medi-Cal health care coverage for low-income individuals in California, under Obamacare.

A bill by Sen. Ted Lieu, would penalize employers for “deceptive marketing” of the benefits of Obamacare. They are really leaving no stone unturned.

Another bill stops the 2011 Medi-Cal provider rate cuts from going into effect and exempts certain providers and businesses from the cut.

AB 209 by Assemblyman Richard Pan, D-Sacramento,  requires the Department of Managed Health Care to develop and implement a plan to monitor, evaluate, and improve the quality and accessibility of health and dental plans provided through Medi-Cal managed care.
AB 411, also by Pan, requires analysis of Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set[5] data to monitor and reduce racial and ethnic health disparities. HEDIS measures performance on important dimensions of care and service.
These two bills push Obamacare on families already on welfare and public assistance:
AB 422 by Adrin Nazarian, D-Sherman Oaks, requires information about Medi-Cal and Covered California to be given to applicants for the school lunch program.
AB 191 by Raul Bocanegra, D-Pacoima, gives families information about Medi-Cal and the Exchange when they apply for CalFRESH (food stamps), so that they can get information about both health and human services programs.
And a bill by Assembly Speaker John Perez creates a “nonprofit” agency to provide interpreters for Medi-Cal applicants. And of course, these interpreters will be unionized and have collective bargaining rights.
AB 1263 by Assembly Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles, creates a nonprofit entity that will certify Medical Interpreters for the Medi-Cal Managed Care Plans and Fee For Service providers. Interpreters will have collective bargaining rights.

Of the 48 organizations that got grants, only a handful are health-care related. The California NAACP received $600,000 to do door-to-door canvassing and presentations at community organizations, according to Investor’s Business Daily[6].

“Service Employees International Union, which says its mission is ‘economic justice,’ received two grants totaling $2 million to make phone calls, robo-calls and go door to door.”

IBD said the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor AFL-CIO got $1 million for door-to-door, one-on-one education and social networking, “engaging in both organizing and political campaigns, electing pro-union and pro-worker candidates.”

These organizations, are all allied with the Democratic Party, and are being funded by public tax dollars to conduct “outreach.”

Are you mad yet?

  1. [Image]: http://www.calwatchdog.com/2013/06/07/empire-building-drives-dishonest-spin-from-covered-california/obamacare_premiums/
  2. SB 35: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201120120SB35
  3. Covered California: http://www.coveredca.com
  4. said: http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials-perspective/061813-660457-california-democrats-fund-left-wing-groups-with-taxpayer-dollars.htm?p=full
  5. Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set: http://www.ncqa.org/HEDISQualityMeasurement.aspx
  6. Investor’s Business Daily: http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials-perspective/061813-660457-california-democrats-fund-left-wing-groups-with-taxpayer-dollars.htm#ixzz2WoDnRpQq

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