Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Healthcare is fixed. Now let's end homelessness.

No, honey. The president
says it was inadequate.
But now we'll be moving
into a much bigger building
with many, many other
boys and girls."
Healthcare reform has been an unprecedented achievement, demonstrating once and for all that Big Government is Good Government. What if--flush with their historic success--the Obama administration tried to end homelessness in America? 

The following was quilted together verbatim from various news sources. Minor edits bracketed.

WASHINGTON — With the strokes of 22 pens, President Obama signed his landmark [HOUSING] overhaul — the most expansive social legislation enacted in decades — into law on Tuesday, saying it enshrines “the core principle that everybody should have some basic security when it comes to their [HOUSING].”

Obama has repeatedly pledged that his overhaul of the [HOUSING] system wouldn’t deprive Americans of their current [HOUSING].

“We will keep this promise to the American people. If you like your [HOME], you will be able to keep your [HOME]. Period. Nobody is talking about taking that way from you.”  he declared on June 15, 2009.

But millions of Americans are getting or are about to get cancellation letters for their [MORTGAGES] under Obamacare, say experts, and the Obama administration has known that for at least three years.

That includes 56-year-old Dianne Barrette. Last month, she received a letter from Blue Cross Blue Shield informing her as of January 2014, she would lose her current [HOME]. Barrette pays $54 a month. The new plan she's being offered would run $591 a month -- 10 times more than what she currently pays.

Barrette said, "[THE HOME] I have right now is what I am happy with and I just want to know why I can't keep [MY HOME]. Why do I have to be forced into something else?"

None of this should come as a shock to the Obama administration. The law states that [MORTGAGES AND RENTS] in effect as of March 23, 2010 will be “grandfathered,” meaning consumers can keep those [MORTGAGES AND RENTS] even though they don’t meet requirements of the new [HOMES] law. But the Department of [HOUSE] and [HOME] Services then wrote regulations that narrowed that provision, by saying that if any part of a [MORTGAGE OR RENT] was significantly changed since that date -- the deductible, co-pay, or benefits, for example -- the [MORTGAGE OR RENT] would not be grandfathered.

Today, White House spokesman Jay Carney was asked about the president’s promise that consumers would be able to keep their [HOMES]. “What the president said and what everybody said all along is that there are going to be changes brought about by the Affordable [HOMES] Act to create minimum standards of [HOUSING]… So it's true that there are existing [HOMES] on the individual market that don't meet those minimum standards and therefore do not qualify for the Affordable [HOMES] Act.”

"The purpose here wasn't to do anything beyond encourage people to make themselves aware of the options available to them," White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said.

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