Sunday, November 17, 2013



Former President John F. Kennedy - Other domestic policies
In areas of domestic life policy for America, President JF Kennedy then focused on such areas of tax reform, social welfare programs, and economic development, including the Civil Rights Bill which was even more controversial and was hated for by the right wings then. As pressure was mounting, Country wide Demonstration was set to take place by the Civil Rights Movement to have the Civil Rights Law legalized into a Bill and the right wings stuck their guns opposing JF Kennedy Proposals and watering down the bills in the Congress. But two months before the Civil Rights Bill was signed to law, JF Kennedy was gunned down.
President Obama Affordable Healthcare Implementation

Even after JF Kennedy was killed, his Legislative initiatives he stood out for was what the people wanted that had to be achieved. Kennedy broke some new ground by establishing certain pilot programs through executive authority to make things happen as he kept facing serious chalenges from the Republicans in the Congress, the challenges that are evidently seen presently in the GOP Repulican syndicate levelled for obstructing programs that go towards benefiting people collectively,and which, in the Case of President Obama, where the GOP Republicans in Congress areseen to concentrate their energy frustrating, sabotaging, obstructing, undermining President Obama and shortchanging policies under vested Special Interest that do not add value to Public Mandate, Obama has veto powers to do the same with additional Peoples collective popular Referendum.

Affordable Health Care is already a Law of the land, but certain influential business interest must not be allowed to sit before the peoples interest or hold the country hostage from moving forward to more crucial public bills and to wait for another drama in January intended to obstruct the Country from bolstering into economic expansion President Obama is set to roll for America People.

Holding the Country backwards at ransom like this from economic progressive moving forward is unacceptable; while, American competitors are on the run targeting golden opportunities in Africa when America is left behind.

Government is not about dictates and control of the few special interest but of the majority consensus and it demands space to be able to function as it is expected to. To manufacture conspiracy crisis in confidence to cause troubles is equally unacceptable and is unconstitutional.

The Affordable Healthcare is Law and people automatically sits back and fasten their seat belts for it to take off. The Legislature (Politicians) interfering to influence Administrative process for Affordable Healthcare Roll-over can be detrimental. It will cause more problems and block the smooth flow for its implementation. We are at the implementation stage which is more crucial and delicate.

Special Interest must understand that, Politics of greed is a bad cancer and it kills the potential value and trust of any country and it is not the only consideration option for the Affordable Healthcare implementation. That the Government Administrative implementation process of the Affordable Healthcare is all about all peoples health security and safety and that the cost of the same is shared in a balance and therefore, to sabotage, shortchange or to rip people of people from their hard earned money to gain deal for Insurance Industry to access more than 250% of profit margin is totally unfair to consumers and are unjustified. The Government is in Trust to provide fair and justified balance for all to benefit from the Affordable Healthcare…………

So, moving forward, Website should now not be the focus of problem to the Legislatures or the political machine for propaganda. People have a right to get the kind of Government they want and the services agreeable without conflict of interest.

Americas unity for common good of all is fundamentally crucial and important now more than ever before. But, before the GOP Republican with their Democrat sympathizers do more damage in their conspiracy propaganda machine, the Peoples Referendum to protect the hard earned Civil Rights must stand tall and silence the dissenting negative voices that are about to divide the country unfavorably down in the middle.

Judy Miriga
Diaspora Spokesperson
Executive Director
Confederation Council Foundation for Africa Inc.,

Will states accept Obama’s insurance exchange fix?

Liz Goodwin, Yahoo News
By Liz Goodwin, Yahoo News November 15, 2013 4:41 PM
States react to Obama's insurance 'fix'

Will states play along with President Barack Obama and his new plan to allow people who like their health insurance plans to stay on them an additional year?
The proposed fix, which Obama announced Thursday under intense pressure from his own party, was meant to address criticisms that he had lied to the American people when he said “if you like your plan, you can keep it” while campaigning for the health care overhaul. Between 7 million and 12 million people were set to receive cancellation notices because their plans don't meet the minimum standard of coverage required under the new law.

The uproar forced Obama to backpedal. He’ll now allow health insurance companies to continue to offer plans that do not meet his law’s standards for an additional year, to give people more time to transition to the new federal marketplace.
But Obama’s fix does not actually guarantee that millions of people will be able to keep their plans. Insurance is regulated at the state level, and state officials can reject Obama’s request. Secondly, insurers themselves are not required to reoffer the out-of-date plans to consumers.
As of Friday afternoon, regulators in at least three states had already announced they plan to reject the president’s request.
Arkansas Insurance Commissioner Jay Bradford said the change would be “too confusing” and would create “chaos.” Meanwhile, regulators in Vermont and Washington said they too were rejecting the renewals.
Erin Yang, a spokeswoman for the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, said the organization is concerned the president’s extension “could potentially be pretty damaging.” The organization worries that changing the rules so late in the game — when rates and plans for next year are already set — could create uncertainty and disruption in the market, Yang said.

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Insurers and regulators were already three years into the process of phasing out plans that did not meet the law’s requirements and transitioning to the new federal and state marketplaces that rolled out on Oct 1.
Some states, however, jumped at the opportunity to re-enroll people in their old plans. Florida’s insurance commissioner said the state would allow the change, and Florida Blue, the state's largest insurance carrier, announced it would send new letters to the 300,000 people who received cancellation notices and offer to extend their old coverage.

Ohio and Kentucky’s commissioners also said they would allow the change, but mentioned it would be up to the insurers themselves whether to reach out to people with canceled plans and offer them renewal.
The vast majority of states are still deciding what to do, Yang said, as they try to work out with insurance companies whether the extension is even feasible.
“What we’ve heard from the rest of our members is, we’re talking to our carriers,” Yang said.
The insurance industry has not reacted favorably to Obama’s plan. America’s Health Insurance Plans’ President and CEO Karen Ignagni said in a statement Thursday that Obama’s fix could “destabilize the market and result in higher premiums for consumers.”

Ignagni said the change means more people could end up staying on their old plans, which will hike up costs for people participating in the new exchange. Many people on the individual market are younger and healthier, which means they are especially needed to participate in the new marketplace and offset the costs of older and sicker consumers.
But the federal subsidies available for many people through the federal exchange may lure consumers over on their own. People who stay with their old plan will not be eligible for subsidies.
And if many state regulators end up rejecting the change, it doesn’t appear that there would be a big affect on the exchange. Timothy Jost, a health care expert at Washington and Lee University, told Yahoo News he believes the impact on premiums and the insurance market will be negative, but small.
It would be a different story, however, if Congress compelled regulators and insurers to play ball. Thirty-nine House Democrats joined with more than 200 Republicans to pass a bill Friday that would go a step further than Obama’s plan, by actually requiring the insurers to extend their plans to people who received cancellation notices. Obama has threatened to veto the bill if it passes the Senate.
About 106,000 Americans signed up for individual coverage on the exchange in its first month of operation, far below the Obama administration’s targets. Federal budget officials expected 7 million people to enroll by the end of March.

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