Statists are gonna state.
How many times do we need to learn this lesson? Central planning, big sweeping, one size fits all policies do not work. They are filled with waste, crony capitalism, and all sorts of unintended consequences which often are worse than the issue the original policy was created to ameliorate.
This is absolutely the case with corn ethanol subsidies.
The citizens just didn’t understand you see…When the president said you could keep your plan and your doctor what he actually meant is that most of the plans would be canceled and you wouldn’t be able to keep your doctor… See it’s kind of funny if you think about it.
Now the giant spinning ball of Obamacare dysfunction is becoming public. Too bad no one reported these things before health care law exploded into the economy. Wonder why that is?
The Obamacare rollout is a disaster of mythic proportions. When Democratic Senator Max Baucus warned that the program looked like a train wreck waiting to happen, many in the media dismissed the prediction with a waive of a hand. Given that the warning was coming from a DEMOCRATIC senator who headed the Senate Finance Committee of all committees didn’t give that many people pause. Like the passage of Obamacare the rollout would be forced through and everything would work itself out.
Well, when the Daily Kos starts freaking out about the cost of Obamacare one can assume that things are not going so well.
I will state for the record that this graphic seems to be holding true:
Now everybody has to buy their product. One way or another. If someone doesn’t they are fined by the IRS. That is a pretty sweet deal for the insurance companies.
But we are told how Obamacare is a “progressive reform.” How finally everyone can get healthcare. How the President “stood up” to the insurance companies and pharmaceutical companies.
Nonsense. Barrack Obama is the largest enabler of the big 5 health insurance companies there has ever been, by a long shot.
Crony train wreck.
Well let’s see. The doctors are leaving in droves because of Obamacare. The IRS doesn’t want Obamacare for its employees even though that agency will administer it, Congress just got an exemption from Obamacare from the president, hundreds of politically connected companies and unions have gotten exemptions, the Teamsters have warned that Obamacare threatens the middle class, the law is so complex that an army of “navigators” must be hired to sign people up, and the Democratic Senator Max Baucus, who is the outgoing head of the Finance Committee referred to the effort to administer the law as a potential “train wreck.”
A key point made in the attached article is that the Dems were so afraid that they wouldn’t be able to pass Obamacare in the wake of Scott Brown winning in the Senate that they forced through a bill which was half baked at best. Now the country is going to have to deal with the rashness of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid for a long time.
James Hoffa of the Teamsters, Joseph Hansen of United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, and Donald Taylor, the president of Unite-Here, penned a letter to the president explaining to him that Obamacare is set to destroy the unionized middle class.
That is really what they said.
This is for the “bronze” plan.
Tell me who other than the insurance companies and pharmaceutical companies benefit from Obamacare? The poorest Americans were covered under Medicaid. Most other people were covered under their employers. The self-employed could buy fairly good plans for far less than $20,000 per year per family.