There was hope from many that Mr. Obama would “grow into the office.” It is clear now that he has failed to grow. Obamacare was rammed through Congress, against the will of a majority of Americans at the time, and still now, in haste and hubris. He has hurt this country deeply. Obamacare is a disaster which has grave implications for this nation even if it was marginally functional. But it’s clear now that it’s not functional in the least. It’s the kind of scheme thought up by kids at model United Nations conferences. It has no grounding in reality and implementation appears to be impossible. Not that billions won’t be wasted in an effort to save face.
It appears that someone has had an outbreak of honesty brought on by the prospect of not having to get re-elected.
Obamacare looks increasingly like a disaster. It could be Obama’s Iraq War. (Sadly it’s even more expensive.) Senator Baucus, a Democrat, recently said he saw an Obamacare “train wreck coming down.”
Then he announced his retirement.
Companies are curtailing hours in an effort to obey the Obamacare mandate. If a company has 50 or more employees they must provide health insurance to any worker working 30 hours or more. The alternative for the company is a stiff fine. Managers at Burger Kings and Taco Bells across the nation are sharpening their pencils and changing shifts.
Can we trust what comes out of the medical journals if 97% of the advertising within these journals is bought by pharmaceutical companies? Considering that these journals determine much of the direction of healthcare research and policy, it’s a question which needs to be asked seriously. Remember Big Pharma wrote a big piece of Obamacare.
In the attached article, Jeffery H. Andersen at The Weekly Standard explains that as HHS falls farther behind in creating insurance exchanges, cronyism seems to have seeped into the implementation process. This, given the complexity and cost of the “Affordable Care Act” is a huge surprise I am sure to our readers.
The Affordable Care Act is so complex, and according to Greg Scandlin at The National Center for Policy Analysis, so poorly written, that large pieces of Obamacare just won’t happen because they literally make no sense. (Or demand unicorns.)
Does AARP really speak for the elderly? Or the AMA for doctors?