RUSH: "House Speaker John A. Boehner predicted Wednesday that by the end of the month, more Americans will have lost their insurance by being kicked off existing health plans than the number who were able to sign up in the flawed online healthcare.gov website. And the early numbers may back him up," it says here in the Drive-By Media.
"Kaiser Health News reported this week that hundreds of thousands of Americans have received notices from their insurers canceling their policies: 300,000 from Florida Blue and 160,000 from Kaiser Permanente in California. One industry analyst told Kaiser Health News the moves may be a way of insurers ridding their own rolls of costly consumers they don’t want, and pushing those people onto the federal health exchanges."
Once again, I'll tell you, this is so frustrating. I cannot tell you how everything that we predicted, folks, is panning out. Every bad aspect of this is happening. This is classic. Almost a half a million people, two companies, have been tossed aside because their policies are not favorable to the insurance companies, and the insurance companies have a place to send them: Obamacare. Except there's nothing at Obamacare to sign up for. The thing is, this is by design. This is what really, really frosts me.
We talked about it with Vice President Cheney. What we are watching is the dismantling of the US health care system. We're watching the dismantling of the insurance part of it. We are watching the dismantling of the treatment, the actual health care part of it. We hear horror stories every week about what is happening in pharmacies. Who knows what's going on at actual pharmaceutical companies in R&D. But they are at the top of the enemies list, as far as the Democrat Party is concerned.
When the Cleveland Clinic is laying off tens of thousands of employees, the premiere heart clinic and institute in the country, this is not an accident. It's not because of the incompetence of liberalism, although it could be. I mean, it could happen because was that. But this is purposeful. I don't know if that's pervasive though to tell people that. I don't know how many low-information voters would believe that. But it happens to be the truth. And right here. Forget for a moment that I predicted it. That is frustrating. But just take a look at the facts here.
In two companies, 460,000 people are losing their health insurance ever since Obamacare passed. Now, what were people told about Obamacare? I want to take you back to my first hour monologue, an in-depth, well thought out, mature, conceived monologue about the web of deceit this all is, how everybody involved, including Obama's insurance partners, were lied to about every aspect of this. People were told that their insurance would be easier, preexisting condition, you name it, if you want it, you get it, no way you can't get it, they can't deny it to you. Really? It's gonna be cheaper, $2,500, keep your doctor. I mean, the lies, the deceit just mount up and pile up, and the exact opposite's happening.
It's not cheaper. You don't get to keep your doctor, and now your insurance company is tossing you aside, all because of Obamacare, because of it, because it exists this is happening. And they don't care. I don't care what anybody says, they don't care. What they care about is that they are embarrassed, they're the best and the brightest, they're the smartest, they know best, and they haven't got the slightest idea how to make this work. I'm talking about their website. I just saw Gretchen Carlson on Fox talking about, "Oh, it's gotta be the toughest job in the world for Jay Carney to have." She's being polite. Jay Carney can't answer the questions he's being asked. He walked out on a African-American journalist yesterday. He just walked out of the briefing room, said to hell with this.
He doesn't have the answers. He's said already a hundred times, "Go talk to 'em at HHS." So the journalists dutifully go over to HHS with their questions and HSS refers them to HealthCare.gov, where they promptly get shut down because nobody can get in. And then Obama's conducting his Rose Garden ceremony where everything appears to be hunky-dory, we just need a little tech surge. Well, the tech experts are saying there's no such thing as a tech surge. Damn it, folks, I can't tell you, it's so unnecessary.
Have you ever had kids, and you told 'em and you told them, and you told them, and they did it anyway, and you ask, why in the hell didn't they listen? I know you have. Isn't that every parent's lament? Well, maybe not Dawn, her kids do everything she says. But most parents, isn't that the parents' lament? That's what I feel like here. Everything predicted. Now this, insurance companies canceling people because there's the exchange over there, see you later, that's where you should go, and that's by design. And as the private sector insurance companies cancel their bad policies, they're canceling customers, and pretty soon they'll be canceling themselves out of business.
Now, this next one is from the CNN website, not the cable network. I have it right here in my formerly nicotine-stained fingers. "To Fix Obamacare Website, Blow It Up, Start Over." CNN. Again, not the network, but their website. "Experts say the major problems --" (interrupting himself) What is this? "Detroit's attorneys try to prove city is bankrupt." Really? It takes lawyers to prove that? What is this? "Detroit's attorneys try to prove city is bankrupt." Twilight Zone every day here.
"Experts say the major problems with the Obamacare website can't reasonably be solved before the end of 2013, and the best fix would be to start over from scratch. After assessing the website, Dave Kennedy, the CEO of information-security company Trusted Sec, estimates that about 20% of Healthcare.gov needs to be rewritten. With a whopping 500 million lines of code, according to a recent New York Times report, Kennedy believes fixing the site would probably take six months to a year."
This is after we have spent half a billion dollars on this thing, and all that's happened is they have made it worse. And now CNN, no doubt trying to help, has found some experts who say the whole thing just needs to be taken out, thrown out, and rebuilt from scratch. In addition, the existing code is riddled with security holes, which is why Corporate Reports say stay away. Those breaches will result in one of the biggest breaches of security in American history. They don't think this thing can be fixed.
RUSH: Folks, I have come to a conclusion, sad though it may be. I don't think any of this is unknown, this website. I don't think it's any surprise. I don't think anybody's shocked, including Obama. I think this business that he didn't know about this until the day after or whatever, all of that is a crock, and it's so simple. Obama knew this was a disaster. And you know how we know he knew? Because he granted 2,500 waivers to friends.
He granted people exemptions. He gave enough waivers to Big Business people and anybody else he needed on board for this, he gave them an out. People have been demanding an individual waiver for weeks, well before October 1st. And Obama has steadfastly refused. He knew. They're just flat-out lying about this. This is nothing more than a huge intricately woven web of deceit that they're trying to pass off as well-intentioned incompetence. They are lying through their teeth about this, and there is no other possibility.
Steve in Momence, Illinois, I've got about a minute, you've been waiting, I wanted to get to you. Hello.
CALLER: Hey, Rush third-time caller and longtime student of the Limbaugh Institute.
RUSH: Thank you, sir.
CALLER: I have I believe what's a perfect solution for the Obamacare website. We simply have NSA take it over because they collect and store information better than anybody, and in all likelihood nobody would really have to sign up since they already have the information, they could just notify you what your new program is gonna be.
RUSH: You know, that is an interesting thing. I heard... damn it, I can't remember. There was something that happened this morning. You have reminded me of something that I can't fully remember that would say the opposite, something that happened that if the NSA was on the ball, wouldn't have. I get the point you're trying to make. They've already got everybody's information, just get everybody's data from the NSA. I'm not sure that they do, is the point, but I get your point. I'm glad you waited, Steve. Thanks much.