Monday, November 4, 2013

Free Health Care Under Obama Care

Under Health Care Act, Millions Eligible for Free Policies

Cathey Park of Cambridge, Massachusetts holds out her cast with "I Love Obamacare" written upon it prior to U.S. President Barack Obama's arrival to speak about health insurance at Faneuil Hall in Boston October 30, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
Reuters/REUTERS - Cathey Park of Cambridge, Massachusetts holds out her cast with "I Love Obamacare" written upon it prior to U.S. President Barack Obama's arrival to speak about health insurance …more

Millions of people could qualify for federal subsidies that will pay the entire monthly cost of some health care plans being offered in the online marketplaces set up under President Obama’s health care law, a surprising figure that has not garnered much attention, in part because the zero-premium plans come with serious trade-offs.

Three independent estimates by Wall Street analysts and a consulting firm say up to seven million people could qualify for the plans, but federal officials and insurers are reluctant to push them too hard because they are concerned about encouraging people to sign up for something that might ultimately not fit their needs.

The bulk of these plans are so-called bronze policies, the least expensive available. They require people to pay the most in out-of-pocket costs, for doctor visits and other benefits like hospital stays.
Supporters of the Affordable Care Act say that the availability of free-premium plans — as well as inexpensive policies that cover more — shows that it is achieving its goal of making health insurance widely available. A large number of those who qualify have incomes that fall just above the threshold for Medicaid, the government program for the poor, according to an analysis by the consulting firm McKinsey and Company.

The latest analysis was conducted by McKinsey’s Center for U.S. Health System Reform, whose independent research has been cited by the federal government and others.

“The whole point of the law was not only to cover the uninsured, but so people didn’t have to make choices between food or drugs, or going to the doctor or dentist,” said Karen Davis, a health policy expert at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. “It’s what it is designed to do.”
Many insurers tried to price their least expensive plans so they would become free or nearly free with the addition of subsidies that are set based on a person’s income and the cost of a midlevel, or silver, plan.

Independence Blue Cross in Philadelphia has four plans that are free to some customers. But the company, along with other insurers, has been careful not to publicize its free coverage for fear of alienating customers who will need to pay more.

“We’re not advertising zero dollar,” said Brian Lobley, a senior vice president at Independence Blue Cross. But the company is promoting monthly premiums in the $20 to $30 range, he said.

The Obama administration has also stressed affordability over coverage with no monthly charge, frequently saying that the cost of coverage will be less than a monthly cellphone bill for many consumers. Officials at the Department of Health and Human Services would not comment on the McKinsey analysis, saying in a statement that the goal of the health law was to provide a range of options for people with differing needs and budgets.

The analysis found that five million to six million people who are uninsured will qualify for subsidies that will be greater than the cost of the cheapest bronze or silver plan. A million more people with individual insurance could also be eligible, according to McKinsey, although estimates of the size of the market for private individual insurance vary widely. None of the people in the analysis qualify for Medicaid.

The availability of zero-premium plans may make the deal especially enticing to the healthy young people the marketplace needs to succeed, said Mark V. Pauly, a professor of health care management at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. “This is such a good deal that you’d have to believe you were immortal not to really pick it up,” he said.


In other news... Corporate Criminals Johnson & Johnson Pay 2.2 Billion in Fines

AP source: Johnson & Johnson to pay over $2.2B to resolve allegations on drug labeling

Most corporate crime is committed by medical corporate gangsters



  1. Good evening Fat Bastardo!!!

    OK, what I'm going to say is way way way off topic!!!

    Sorry 'bout that!

    But, I think you should see this photo of an obese apple-shaped women, from the back view, with a really small flat (butt?) and skinny legs!!!


    Her upper-body must be at least twice as big around as her (hips?) (Yeah! Uh huh! What hips!) and She's even much broader across her upper-back than she is across her (butt?) and her upper arms might be bigger around than her thighs!

    She's obese, and yet, she has a really small flat (butt?) and she's wearing tight fitting blue jeans that are somewhat loose fitting in the seat and snug fitting in the legs. She looks like she has practically no (butt?) at all!!!

    Yeah! She has that NO-BUTT look about her!

    I went to the web page at:

    There you can report the pic. I reported it as awesome!

    I believe, that if she were to continue to gain even more weight, her upper-body would become more and more obese, but she would probably not gain any more weight on her lower-body.

    She would become like an apple on a stick. Actually, two sticks, because of her two skinny legs.

    WOW! I really do think she is awesome!

    She would put a lot of obese apple-shaped men to shame!

    She looks like she can out-apple any apple-shaped obese male! She would make most apple-shaped obese males look pear-shaped by comparison.

    Yeah! She looks almost like a real-life version of some of my super obese apple-shaped males in my cartoon drawings.

    Her little (butt?) is flat. I don't think she even has enough (butt?) to sit down on! Her lower back protrudes out further than her flat little (butt?) and her love-handles are broader than her narrow (hips?) like most obese apple-shaped males.

    I haven't seen any real-life examples of apple-shaped men who are as apple-shaped as she is!

    Since she looks like she doesn't has much of a (butt?) to sit on, to get off her feet, she looks like she has to lay down on her back on her bed.

    Yeah! I'm impressed! I think she is awesome.

    I actually hope she continues to gain more weight on her upper-body.

    Now, that would be awesome!

    She probably has diabetes.

    Well, that's OK! Using insulin will increase her appetite and cause her to gain more weight on her upper-body until her pants falls down.

    When she can't wear pants anymore, she can just move into a nude colony.

    Now, that would be awesome!

    Teddy Bear

  2. I'm thinking maybe it was photoshopped. If it wasn't then it was damned impressive.

    I don't know if it is possible to stand with so little lower ballast and so much upper ballast. It reminds me of an upside down pyramid.

    If this is real it is impressive as hell. I think I would have my readers chime in on this.

    I think I will refer to this look as uber extreme lesbian phys ed teacher syndrome.

    1. Good evening Fat Bastardo!

      Yeah! Maybe it was just a photo-shop job.

      But, I still think it's the real deal.

      When I go out onto the streets of down town El Paso, I've been seeing more and more apple-shaped women.

      I also see more and more younger guys who are apple-shaped. Their blue jeans or shorts are kind of loose and baggy in the seat and their lower-backs protrude out a little further than their flat butts. So, it's usually fat guys that have that "no butt look" while most women, even apple-shaped women, do not.

      That's because, most apple-shaped women, they still have fat butts and fat legs, and their pants still fit snug on them, while apple-shaped men, their pants are loose fitting, and baggy in the legs, and their pants are worn down lower.

      Let's face it! A lot of guys just don't wear their pants as well as women do!

      Maybe, women should be the boss and rule the household and "wear the pants" in the family while a lot of guys can't even keep their pants up.

      Now then, if I were married, and if I were an apple-shape obese male with my pants falling down all the time, I would happily be submissive and let the little lady rule the house and "wear the pants" in the family.

      Well . . . obese guys who are pear-shaped do look good in pants, and most apple-shaped women still wear their pants better than apple-shaped guys.

      Anyway . . . . .

      One day, while I was down town, I saw this apple-shaped woman with her pants about half-way down on her ass exposing some butt-crack, and her big belly hanging down over the front of her pants showing off her bellybutton, as I have often depicted in my cartoon drawings of obese apple-shaped males. But, even then, her pants still fit snug on her. She was awesome.

      It really amazes me, how women, no matter how apple-shaped they are, no matter how much bigger their upper-bodies are over their lower-bodies, they still have chubby butts, and fat legs, and their pants still fit nice and snug.

      While, many fat guys who are apple-shaped have flat butts and thinner legs, and their pants are loose fitting while their shirts are snug fitting.

      I've seen a lot of couples where the guy was wearing a big shirt and small pants while his partner, she would be wearing smaller shirts and much bigger pants.

      Most women, apple-shaped or pear-shaped wear their pants much better than most guys, except those big fat guys who are pear-shaped. They also look good in pants. Of course, I've seen pear-shaped obese guys who looked more like women. So, sometimes, obesity can be a real gender bender!

      Yeah, I really enjoy observing my fellow fatties out there on the streets and in the shopping malls.

      To be continued below . . . . .

    2. . . . . . Continued from above

      Oh! I once observed a fat family, mother, teenage daughter, and a little girl about 5 or 6 years old. The mother was fat, the teenage daughter was fatter and wore bigger pants, and the little 6 year old girl was so fat she wore the biggest pants!

      WOW! That was awesome!

      We're now beginning to see kids wearing larger sized clothing than their parents!

      Of course, I'm seeing more and more obese apple-shaped guys out there wearing bigger super-sized shirts and and smaller pants!

      Like, what's going on here?

      The largest size one could get from a Casual Male XL or a King Size catalogue was a 12XL in shirts and sweat pants. But now, one can get a size 15XL T-shirt on line of from a catalogue. Of course, I haven't seen any pants larger than a 12XL, yet, only shirts larger than 12XL.

      I believe that sometime in the future, we will see super morbidly obese apple-shaped men going into a big man's store to get shirts in a size 18XL and then, going into a kid's clothing store to get their pants!

      Yeah! We'll probably see more and more super morbidly obese apple-shaped guys with fatter arms, bigger breasts, bigger and bigger bellies, smaller butts, and thinner legs!

      Also, wearing bigger shirts and smaller pants!

      But eventually, men's bellies might get bigger and bigger, and hang down lower and lower, and their love-handles will hang down over their narrow hips, and their pants will keep falling down, and their wives will have to keep pulling their pants back up for them again.

      Then . . . eventually . . . apple-shaped obese men won't be able to wear pants at all anymore.

      So, men will just sit around at home in the nude while the women will go out to rule the world!

      Speaking of which . . . . .

      I hope that in the 2016 Presidential election, Hillery Clinton will be running on the Democratic ticket.

      I'm gonna vote for her! Yeah! I know, a lot of right-wingers say she's a bitch. Well, maybe this country need a bitch in the Whitehouse!

      I'm happy that I have lived to see my first black President, Obama. So, I hope to see my first woman President.

      I hope that before this century is over, that we have as a women President, a great big fat Jewish lesbian! Yeah! Someone who is really butch who will really kicks ass!

      That's what this country seriously needs!

      Maybe, some day, we will have a President, either man or woman, who's an atheist.

      But, I doubt if I'll ever live to see that. Probably won't happen until after the year 2100.

      Anyway . . .

      After seeing my first black President, and hopefully, my first woman President in 2016, I might feel more optimistic about the future of the USA.

      It will mean, that America is starting to grow up a little bit more.

      We have been growing outward, horizontally, for years now.

      Maybe, we'll start growing up mentally.

      One can only hope.

      Teddy Bear

    3. If it's not a photo shoppe job then this woman needs to be in the Guinnes Book of Word records for the most extreme hips to waist ratio. A lot is made of humongous butts but so little is made of super extreme apple shape especially in women. This girl is a candy apple!!! He legs are like the stick that goes into the apple. I have to wonder if ambulation is extremely difficult for her with those toothpick legs supporting along with being so top heavy. Which ever it is it is DAMNED impressive!

      When I want to see impressive and interesting fatlings like the mothers and daughters you described I go to walmart or an all you can eat buffet. Walmart would be wise to open all you can eat buffets. With their purchasing power they could serve food dirt cheap. A Mecca for gluttony.

      I have a question about belly hang and apple males. Where should one measure?!?!

      Since we obese males are majestic I think we should wear robes, tunics and togas. Sure stretch pants are nice but they are often like a cheap hotel i.e. NO BALLROOM!

      Plumber's crack can be impressive in the apple male but some of us are modest and a tunic can be a good thing.

  3. As to religion....

    I Fat Bastardo am becoming more spiritual. I soundly reject the God of Abraham but I am still interested in spiritual things. I have always like the saying of Confucious such as "Man who fart in church sit in own pew" I like the Eastern faiths and I LOVE Asian women. As you know the greatest spiritual leader is the Dali Lamma and the greatest philosopher was a jolly fat man Buddha! Jesus was a skinny runt and he was always pissed about something and always wanting people to to kiss his ass whereas Buddha wanted people to be happy and he never judged.

    Teddy, with your cosmic wisdom you would make a great Buddhist priest and with your majestic bearing you would have credibility.

    I will assign you a mantra... Some mantras are ohmmmmmm or huuuuu. Mine is EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEat and yours is YUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUMMMMMMMMM

    Captain Beefheart's mantra was Woe is a Me Bop Ohm Drop a Rebob Ohm drop a Rebop OHMMMMMM!


After you leave a comment EAT!