It burns! It burns!
No kidding. Either be on the crony side of things or just drop out of the middle class. This is America today.
Obamacare is imploding. This is a good thing. Some people will call for socialized medicine, a so called “single payer” system to replace it. But we can’t afford that. Such a scheme is unlikely to happen no matter who becomes president.
What is likely to happen is the system of crony giveaways and pay to play schemes in place now will limp along because none of the cronies want to give up their revenue streams, both on the government side and on the corporate side.
Well no kidding. You mean increases in premiums of over 50% and massive tax bills for people who don’t buy the massively expensive plans with super high deductibles isn’t “affordable”? Well, I for one am shocked! How could this happen? Didn’t anybody see this coming?
(From CBS Minnesota)
Minnesota’s Democratic governor said Wednesday that the Affordable Care Act is “no longer affordable” for many, a stinging critique from a state leader who strongly embraced the law and proudly proclaimed health reform was working in Minnesota just a few years ago.
Mylan apparently doesn’t know when to quit. The Epipen isn’t “preventative medicine” and therefore doesn’t seem to fit these rules. But that won’t stop the lobbyists from trying to get on the list.
Half a billion dollars for US taxpayers to pay for Obama’s spin, his propaganda, his effort to control the “narrative.”
This is just flat out abuse of the taxpayer. Take our money to sell things like Obamacare and drone wars and “stimulus” and then charge us for these boneheaded ideas too.
This is part of the great Washington scam also. How many spin people does the administration need? Oh, this many…
Well, his above statement is correct.
As we’ve said before Obamacare is a dysfunction generating machine. On all levels it’s rotten. This is what happens when the planners try to plan a vast swathe of the largest economy on earth. It is hubris. It is arrogance. It’s a disaster.
Remember, that the architect of Obamacare Johnathan Gruber (who was paid over $6 million for his “work”) said the only reason Obamacare passed was because the voting public was “stupid.”
Obamacare is a dysfunction generating machine. On nearly every level the thing is screwed up. But that is the inherent nature of large government programs.
This is Obama’s legacy? Way to go Mr. President. Be sure to thank the Pharma and health insurance company lobbyists on your way out of the White House. I’m sure they’ll be thanking you.
We have long asserted this. Obamacare is/was good for the insurance companies, the pharmaceutical companies, the drug stores, all sorts of large vested interests. The lobbyists for these interests wrote large pieces of the legislation.
Obamacare is a vehicle for cronyism. That is its nature. That is what makes Obamacare Obamacare.
This is the argument that libertarians make all the time and an argument most conservatives make most of the time. Give too much power to the president and guess what? One day you are going to have a president who does lots of things that YOU don’t like. The same principal goes for government in general.
That’s 7 in 10 Obamacare policies.
Looks like the Obamacare crony compromise just wasn’t rich enough in the end.
Insurance policies have to underwritten. That is they have to be assessed for risk. Real numbers have to be used.
In places for instance where car thefts are off the charts car insurance premiums are sharply higher. Why? Because the premium from the policies issued, taking into account the investment return possible from insurance reserves,
Reality is a funny thing. Good wishes and even piles of money can’t hold it back forever. This is a good general rule for just about every government program.
If only huh?
The truth is almost no one in government, with the exception of a very small (but growing) group in Congress, cares about where your tax dollars go. It doesn’t matter. What matters is that the beast is fed, the continents placated with “gifts,” and that the status quo remains the status quo. The folks in Washington, law makers and bureaucracy alike, know that they’ve got a good thing going for themselves.
Consider that roughly half of Americans pay no federal income tax.