Try swallowing this ObamaCare pill

By: Diane Sori

As many of you know, last week my dear friend Dori was laid to rest after her 16- month battle with brain cancer...and you know of her family's battles through the nightmare of the health care fiasco known as ObamaCare. The battle is over for Dori but it has just begun for the rest of us.

And that battle begins with us knowing that ObamaCare is a LIE...NO other way to say it. It is NOT health care nor is it affordable as its actual name...The Affordable Care Act (ACA)...claims it to be. ObamaCare from its inception to its roll out to its subsequent implementation is NOTHING but one big scam to 'insure', if you will, the 'sponges' of our society so they stay in the voting pocket of the Democratic party and NOTHING else.

Obama loves to claim that to date more than eight million Americans have signed up for health insurance through the exchanges, but the truth is more like eight million Americans have perused the Healthcare.gov website and put something into their shopping cart, but have NOT paid that all-important first premium...thus denying the program the dollars needed to keep ObamaCare afloat. And Obama knew this would happen for he knows...and has always known...ObamaCare's inherent flaws.


And while we conservatives know well ObamaCare's flaws...like the death panels with the 15-member bureaucratic cabal of DC fat cats who will decide who gets to live and who gets to die...like rationed medicine for the rest of us...and all the other medical peccadilloes that are the hallmark of ObamaCare, but what most don't know is that something very dangerous was snuck in ever so sneakily and will affect us all...and that is that drug prices for ALL prescription drugs will be substantially going up to cover for the monies needed but NOT gotten to keep ObamaCare afloat. Obama knew the true sign-up numbers would NEVER allow ObamaCare to survive...so drug prices and sign-up numbers have been manipulated to subsidize almost the entirety of the ACA.

And now I will tell you just how much of a drug price increase you will face and it will shock you like few things in ObamaCare have done before...and I experienced it firsthand. A few months ago I was given a prescription with a few refills for Fluocinolone Acetonide Oil...an ear drop...to be used once a week...the cost at Walgreens was $31.99. A few days ago I had to have it refilled and was blown away when the exact same Rx that I bought NOT long ago now costs $215. There was NO change to the composition of the Rx...NO change to the amount in the bottle nor to the packaging. The Rx did NOT have to mixed as it came pre-packaged and ready to be sold so there was NO justification for any price increase let alone an increase of close to 700%.

Yes, the price increase from $31.99 to $215 is a whopping 700% for a simple ear drop...welcome to yet another piece of the nightmare that is ObamaCare.

Needless to say Walgreens was told to keep their Rx...told after a few choice words of this is out and out robbery, a scam, and that I would go elsewhere. Walgreens claimed the price was raised by corporate headquarters and that all Rx prices were being raised...and guess why...ObamaCare.

Being raised a few dollars is one thing...a 700% price increase is quite another...and this for simple ear drops. Now imagine the price increase for serious medications like those used for cancer or heart disease...imagine how these increases will affect people who cannot afford it. The outcome is they will die without their needed medication... culling the herd in ObamaSpeak if you will...and that equates to more monies saved on the ill and elderly that Obama can now use to buy even more votes for his party of opportunistic socialist traitors.

But it gets even better...it seems there is something the pharmacists and pharmacy personnel know about but won't tell you... something they did NOT tell me...and that is that there are money saving coupons directly from the drug manufacturers that you can use for your needed Rx...any Rx at most major pharmacies. Even though I was NOT told about this I had an inkling about it so when I got home I typed in the name of my ear drops... Fluocinolone Acetonide Oil...and what I found will simply blow you away for the original $31.99 ear drops that I purchased at Walgreens that they now wanted $215 for, with the said coupon would now cost $86.52...resulting in a loss to Walgreens of a $128.48 mark-up profit.



But wait, it gets better...my original $31.99 ear drops with the manufacturer's coupon I was NOT told about would now with the coupon cost $140 at Walmart; would cost $170.13 at Publix; would cost $171.13 at Target; and would cost $175 through the mail-order company HealthWarehouse. But here's the kicker...my original $31.99 Walgreens Rx ear drops would now with the manufacturer's coupon cost only $23.47 at CVS...$8.53 LESS than the original cost at Walgreens.

So from a high without the coupon of $215 at Walgreens to a low of $23.47 with the coupon at CVS that is a savings of $191.53...making this NOTHING short of highway robbery, thievery, fraud, a scam, and an out and out criminal act perpetrated NOT by the drug manufacturers who offer coupons to bring drug prices more in line with the manufacturing cost, but by the pharmacies themselves under the auspices of their corporate headquarters who are in bed with the greed and robbery perpetrated under ObamaCare.

Greed and robbery and NOTHING less for if CVS can sell my Rx ear drops for a mere $23.47 and still make a profit that shows how much the ear drops really cost to make, and that shows the mark-up the other pharmacies have attached to the Rx NO matter with the manufacturer's coupon or without it. And with the great discrepancy in cost at the other pharmacies it boils down to the specific greed...the specific mark-up...each pharmacy is willing to stick to the customer.

And all this drug price manipulation has been for the most part kept from the public as it's buried deep within ObamaCare's over 2000 pages that the Democrats passed before reading it. Sure we know that drugs are marked up and NO one is denying a for-profit drug company from making a just and fair profit...after all new drugs are costly to develop and bring to market...but when out-of-line profits are made by greedy pharmacies whose corporate offices set the drug prices they charge their customers for something they just dispense and NOTHING more, that in my opinion is paramount to grand theft of the first degree.

And adding into this thievery is the fact that health insurers are sorting... manipulating really...drug prices into a complex tier system that in some cases see drug co-payments and co-insurance fees rising as high as 50%. Also, with a general overall decline in the medications that are covered under ObamaCare, that leaves patients on the hook for thousands of dollars, and with about 70% of Americans using prescription drugs at any one time that amounts to a lot of money...a lot of profits being made at the expense of the patient. And those new to ObamaCare who rely on multiple sometimes very costly drugs face the greatest burden from the increases in the co-payments and co-insurance fees. So the fine print in ObamaCare really must be paid attention to as the screwing of 'We the People' continues on.

Simply, it's NOT big pharma that is in cahoots with Obama and the left as most believe...it's the corporate headquarters of the pharmacies that set the prices they sell big pharma's drugs for, and the ObamaCare insurance companies that sell the policies that manipulate the prices that are to blame. But remember, to the rescue are the drug manufacturer's coupons that the pharmacies and insurance companies do NOT want you to know about (as it cuts into their profit margin) for there are coupons for almost every drug made including the ones used to treat cancer and heart disease...you just have to go online and search for them.

Search to get them and you too will be amazed by the price discrepancy in drug prices from pharmacy to pharmacy as those in cahoots with Obama try to manipulate and use the sick and elderly to keep the monstrosity that is ObamaCare afloat.

Here are two links to two different sites that offer literally thousands of manufacturer coupons that save you up to 75% on brand and generic prescription drugs, including drugs used to treat cancer, heart disease, and other major illnesses in addition to routine antibiotics and such: http://www.goodrx.com/ and http://www.rxpharmacycoupons.com/medication-list.h...

So the bottom line in all this is do NOT get sick for ObamaCare will get you one way or another...sad isn't it.


http://thepatriotfactor.blogspot.com/2014/04/op-ed-try-swallowing-this-obamacare.html

Obama's Manhood ~> Missin’ A Smidgen



Obama Manhood problem when it comes to Ukraine or the Middle East. Cartoon by A.F.Branco ©2014.

Michelle Obama ~> I Love ‘Splurging’



WASHINGTON — Michelle Obama said "splurging is the key to life" if you regularly eat right and stay active. Her biggest guilty pleasure: French fries.

"How would you appreciate vegetables if you never had chocolate?" she asked. "You couldn't live without a little chocolate, a little French fries."

The first lady took questions from children reporters Monday after appearing at the White House Easter Egg Roll. She told the children that if they eat right the majority of the time, then a splurge or snack is not going to hurt them.

"I still splurge when I can, but that's why I try to exercise almost every day," she said.

The first lady said she tries to teach her two daughters balance and healthy meals at home, to offset any ice cream or birthday cake they have while out. More

Reid Continues Crusade Against Rancher ~> "Something Is Going to Happen" to Stop Cliven Bundy ~> Video




BUNKERVILLE, Nev. (CBS Las Vegas/AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says “something is going to happen” to get Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy to stop letting his cattle graze on federal land.

“It’s obvious that you can’t just walk away from this. And we can speculate all we want to speculate to what’s going to happen next,” Reid told KSNV-TV. “But I don’t think it’s going to be tomorrow that something is going to happen, but something will happen. We are a nation of laws, not of men and women.”

Reid called militias staying at Bundy’s Bunkerville ranch “domestic violent terrorist-wannabes.”

Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., disagreed with Reid, telling KSNV that these militia members are “patriots” and took issue with how the U.S. Bureau of Land Management handled the situation.

“I take more issues with the BLM coming in with a paramilitary army of individuals with snipers. I’m talking to people and groups that are there at the event. Your own government with sniper lenses on you. It made a lot of people very uncomfortable,” Heller told KSNV.

The junior Nevada senator also stated that he wants congressional hearings held about BLM trying to round-up Bundy’s cattle. More

AP reporter relentlessly presses State Dept. official to name ONE accomplishment from a Hillary-run initiative!




TB

When pressed by Associated Press reporter Matt Lee at a Tuesday press conference, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki was unable to name a single “tangible achievement” from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s 2010 Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review. More

HT ~> Allen West Republic 

Amazing America with @SarahPalinUSA ~> Marathon coverage tonight 7 p.m. ET!


The Sportsman Channel, the leader in outdoor TV for American sportsmen and women, will offer marathon coverage of Amazing America with Sarah Palin beginning on Tuesday, April 22, 7 p.m. ET, and running during the 7 p.m. hour until Friday, April 25.

Viewers will travel cross-country with Sarah Palin and field hosts Jerry Carroll, Benny Spies, and Mark Christopher Lawrence, as they experience the people, places and things that make America what it is.

To find Sportsman Channel in your area, visit the Channel Finder: http://sportsmanchannel2.viewerlink.tv/



H/T for story lead: Jackie Stamper Siciliano


Posted by Elizabeth Hawkes, Youth For Palin

Bridges to Freedom ~> I Know What Communism Is All About ~> Most Of The Americans Got Stupid





SYRIA ➡ Beheading of the day! ➡ GRAPHIC VIDEO




BNI

This video comes from the al Qaeda-linked terrorist group al Nusra, whom Barack Hussein Obama likes to call “rebels” in order to justify funding and arming them. I wonder if he supplies them with their knives?

Al-Nusra Front or Jabhat al-Nusra (Arabic: جبهة النصرة لأهل الشام‎ Jabhat an-Nuṣrah li-Ahl ash-Shām, “Support Front for People of Levant“) is a branch of Al-Qaeda operating in Syria. More

@SarahPalinUSA ~> HOT speaking engagements this week ~> Oklahoma! Nebraska! Iowa!

Governor Palin will be Rallying for Liberty with Senator Ted Cruz and Senator Mike Lee in Tulsa, Oklahoma this Thursday, April 24th. Senator Tom Coburn leaves big shoes to fill as he retires from the U.S. Senate and T.W. Shannon is the constitutional conservative candidate to fill them! I hope you will join Governor Palin, Senator Cruz, and Senator Lee to rally with T.W. Shannon.

Friend,

Governor Sarah Palin is preparing to travel to events across our nation to support candidates running for key seats in the U.S. Senate that will tip the scales in the fight to take back the Senate in 2014! We hope that you can come and show your support at these events! If you can’t attend, forward this information to friends and family in the area who are passionate about taking back Washington and letting Obama know that the heart of America is still conservative!

Republicans have a chance to send conservatives to Washington D.C. who don’t just talk the talk, but walk the walk when it comes to standing up for conservative values. If you’re in the Oklahoma, Nebraska, or Iowa area, we hope you’ll come out to join Governor Palin for one of these great events!

Sincerely,

Tim Crawford
Treasurer, SarahPAC

On Friday, April 25th, Governor Palin will join Senator Mike Lee and Governor Kay Orr to supportconservative U.S. Senate candidate Ben Sasse in North Platte, Nebraska. This event will kick off the final 19 days of Ben’s primary campaign. Let’s keep the grassroots momentum going and help send Ben to Washington D.C.! Join with us this Friday in North Platte to rally with Governor Palin, Governor Orr, Senator Mike Lee, and Ben Sasse.

Sunday, April 27th is the “Heels On, Gloves Off” Rally hosted by ShePAC. Governor Palin will be joining Senator Deb Fischer, Governor Kay Orr, Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds, and U.S. Senate candidate Joni Ernst in West Des Moines, Iowa. Conservative women all over the United States have gained momentum and are set for big wins during this election cycle! Please join us in Iowa on Saturday – Let’s send a message that 2014 will be the year of conservative women! You can RSVP to the “Heels On, Gloves Off” Rally by clicking here.


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@SarahPalinUSA ~> AZ SENATOR BIGGS THWARTING CONVENTION OF STATES VOTE


Sarah Palin:

There was good news this week for grassroots patriots working to bring about a Convention of the States for the reasons outlined in Mark Levin’s book “The Liberty Amendments” because this is the tool the Constitution gives us to rein in our out-of-control federal government via a process to amend the Constitution to include things like a federal balanced budget amendment, etc. This week the Alaska and Florida state legislatures passed bills in favor of the Convention of States. It’s already passed in Georgia and Alabama; and it’s in the process in Missouri, South Carolina, and Arizona.

But in Arizona there is only one man standing in the way. Even though the Arizona House overwhelmingly passed the measure, there is one lone Republican state senator named Andy Biggs who is blocking the vote. Mr. Biggs is the Arizona State Senate President, and he has used his power to block the bill from coming to a vote. Unless he budges, the session will run out, and the bill will actually die this year after thousands of hours of grassroots work and effort. Make no mistake, if that happens, these grassroots patriots will start over again next year and will continue as long as it takes. But I encourage everyone in Arizona to call this state senator and voice your objections to these Harry Reid-like tactics. Tell him to allow this bill to come to a vote, and from now on, please only elect local leaders who support this effort.

Read more about this here:
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/04/21/Let-Arizona-Vote-AZ-Senator-Biggs-Thwarting-Convention-of-States-Vote

Breitbart:

Arizona Senate President Andy Biggs is blocking a vote on the very popular Convention of States Application (SCR 1016) which calls for an Article V Convention to propose amendments to the Constitution that would limit the scope and power of the federal government.

Here’s what happened.

The bill passed the Arizona House by a large majority. Biggs, however, has always been opposed to the idea of an Article V Amending convention, even though stalwart conservative pundits and thinkers like George Will, Mark Levin, Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Glen Beck, and David Barton all support the idea. Citing fears of a “runaway convention,” Biggs is apparently more comfortable continuing to let Congress and the President “runaway” with our liberties.

That’s why -- when it moved to the Senate -- Biggs tried to squash it by assigning it to multiple “kill” committees in the Senate. Undaunted by Biggs’ procedural games, supporters moved the bill back to the House, where the bill passed again. Now, it’s back in the Senate, having passed committee hurdles through procedural maneuvers arranged by the bill’s sponsors.

Biggs, however, refuses to let Arizona vote. Though Biggs has been a steadfast voice for the citizens, his refusal to allow a vote puts his personal preference above the will of the people in his state.

No one is asking for Andy Biggs to support SCR 1016. In fact, he should vote against it and argue his case in the marketplace of ideas. But his heavy-handed approach of refusing to publicly addressed the issue and unilaterally decide for his whole state is straight out of Harry Reid’s playbook. By refusing to allow his caucus and the full Senate to engage in floor debate or a vote, he is depriving the citizens of Arizona a full and fair hearing on the issue. Today, Biggs is behaving like “King Biggs,” the ruler of the Arizona Senate and -- by extension -- all the people of Arizona.

Time is running out. Because the Senate’s session expires on Wednesday, April 23rd, the shenanigans of Biggs might cause this bill to go unheard in the Senate.

Here’s what he doesn’t understand. Read more.

Former Governor of Alaska Sarah Palin today posted this Status Update on Facebook:


Post by Sarah Palin.

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OMG ~> Syrian rebels ‘TAKE AIM’ at Christian toddler



JW

When it comes to Muslim persecution of Christians, increasingly the past is a blueprint to the present.

According to Sham Times and other Arabic websites, jihadi social media networks posted the above picture of a child sitting on the ground while surrounded by armed men pointing their rifles at him. The caption appearing with the picture, purportedly posted by a supporter of the Free Syrian Army, is “Our youngest hostage from among the hostile sects of Kessab.”

Kessab is a predominantly Christian Armenian village in Syria near the Turkish border. Earlier it was invaded by jihadis, who terrorized, pillaged churches, and prompted some 2000 residents to flee. Initial reports had stated that about a dozen families remained as hostages.

Since the picture appeared on Arabic social media, many have expressed shock and outrage, condemning the Syrian “rebels,” while others cast doubt on the authenticity of the picture.

Of course, those wondering what the jihadis have to gain from taking such a picture and making it public would do well to remember that these are the same “rebels” who decapitate people and wave their severed and bloodied heads in front of cameras while smiling; these are the same “freedom fighters” who literally eat their victims on camera. More

Unearthed footage shows Planned Parenthood founder’s TRUE MISSION! ~> Video




TDC

One video that has caught The Daily Caller’s eye is the one below, in which American birth control activist Margaret Sanger (here called Margaret Slee, which was her second husband’s name) sternly demands that the women of the world have “no more babies.”

The snippet was filmed at the Dorchester Hotel in London. Sanger was the president of the America Planned Parenthood Federation at the time. That organization has since evolved into the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, a nonprofit organization that to this day advocates heavily for abortion.

Planned Parenthood has received massive amounts of funding from the U.S. government since 1970.

As the text below the YouTube clip explains, Sanger was specifically arguing that people in developing countries shouldn't have babies until 1957.  More

MSNBC’s Harris-Perry ~> Has Some Choice Words for Those Upset about Obamacare ~> ‘JUST DEAL’






“They’re not even owning it,” she lamented. “No confidence, no swagger, no ‘Yeah, you can’t keep your crappy plans. Just deal with that!’”

Callous Democrat to Millions Who’ve Lost Health Insurance: ‘Just Deal With That’ http://buff.ly/1jC4O6L

OMG! FBI Investigating Possible Wendy Davis Corruption



By Rose LaFleur

WFP

According to the Dallas News, Travis County, Texas officials have confirmed that “(d)ocuments related to Sen. Wendy Davis’ work as a lawyer for the North Texas Tollway Authority are part of an FBI inquiry of the agency. ”

Wendy Davis works as both a legislator and in a private law practice, working in the area of land condemnation and delinquent toll collections for the NTTA. All this while voting on legislation that impact both and which resulted in work being funneled to her law firm:
“Davis had voted for a law governing a toll-road project for which the NTTA hired her firm to handle the condemnation. She also backed changes in collecting unpaid tolls that came before the NTTA hired law firms — including Davis’ — to carry out the collections. And as a state senator, she sought federal money for a transportation project being handled by her Fort Worth law firm.”
The Travis County district attorney’s office conducted a review of Davis’ actions as a result of an ethics violation complaint filed by an opponent. They concluded their review but say they were unable to find sufficient evidence to support a criminal prosecution as most of the actions occurred in another county. But apparently they referred their findings to the FBI, who are refusing to release documents regarding the investigation saying it would “would interfere with the FBI’s prosecution of the crime underlying the information.” Read more here.

Rose LaFleur, Western Free Press

Callous Democrat to Millions Who’ve Lost Health Insurance: ‘Just Deal With That’




By Rose LaFleur

WFP

Last Sunday, MSNBC Host Melissa Harris-Perry used her show to mock and ridicule those who’ve lost affordable health care plans due to Obamacare. She took time to also insult their intelligence, seeming to say they were all complaining because they were too stupid to understand their good fortune, ya know, with those great new Obamacare plans and all..

“Yeah, you can’t keep your crappy plans. Just deal with that!” (Read the entire transcript here.)

What is it about these elitists that they believe they know better than everyday Americans how best to run their own lives? Only that kind of smug superiority combined with a complete lack of awareness of the horrors unfolding across America due to the impact of Obamacare could possibly explain such a callous response.

Harris-Perry also suggested that Democrats should be owning and actually bragging about passing Obamacare as we approach the November elections. I couldn’t agree more. Can’t wait to get one of those “Yeah, you can’t keep your crappy plans. Just deal with that!” bumper stickers. I’m sure they’ll be all the rage.  Watch the video here.

Rose LaFleur, Western Free Press

@BristolsBlog ~> World’s Toughest Job


Sarah Palin:

This is sweet! If you had applied for this job, how long would it have taken you to “get it?”

Read Bristol's blog. You'll love it!



Bristol Palin today posted this Status Update on Facebook:
Post by Bristol Palin.

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