When government partners with business, things get wacky, and expensive. Such is the situation here.
They should. It’s not a good deal for young people at all. Even if the program “worked.”
Everybody is supposed to just muddle through because the Obama administration insisted on starting Obamacare before people realized how bad it was. Now we know, but the administration thinks it can keep the program alive because the ball is (barely) rolling. (And which way?)
Now the insurers are supposed to issue policies without the promised subsidies because there is no way for the government to pay the insurers in Obamacare. The mechanism wasn’t built into the program.
Dr. Mercola explains why WebMD is not the best source for reliable healthcare information. Between the government promoting Obamacare on the site and the pharmaceutical companies (which in many cases are in partnership with the government) promoting their products on the site, WebMD in many ways constitutes an online infomercial for the health care establishment.
The rest of congressional leadership, both Republicans and Democrats have directed their staffs to purchase health insurance on the Obamacare exchanges. Reid has decided not to issue such a directive. Some of his staff would prefer to keep their very generous federal worker healthcare plans. This staff helped create the the law, but no big deal.
Never buy a house from a builder who won’t live in a house he built.
If you are going to hook your buddies up with sweet government contracts at least make sure they can come close to doing the job. Otherwise you look, well you know…
Among the early Roosevelt fascist measures was the National Industry Recovery Act (NRA) of June 16, 1933 …. [these ideas] were first suggested by Gerard Swope (of the General Electric company)… They were adopted by the United States Chamber of Commerce. During the campaign of 1932, Henry I. Harriman, president of that body, urged that I agree to support these proposals, informing me that Mr. Roosevelt had agreed to do so. I tried to show him that this stuff was sheer fascism; that it was a remaking of Mussolini’s “corporate state” and refused to agree to any of it. He informed me that in view of my attitude, the business world would support Roosevelt with money and influence. That for the most part proved true.—Hoover Memoirs 3:420
In the wake of FDR, who despite the historical propaganda was far from a president who was universally loved, the American people moved to limit the terms of presidents to 2. FDR had wandered far too close to despotic rule (in some cases stepping over the line) during his tenure, and after his death America moved quickly to make sure that such a situation did not happen again. FDR had violated the tradition of Presidents stepping down after 2 terms. Now it needed to be codified, for the sake of the Republic.
What exactly are they afraid of?
Obamacare was crafted in the back rooms of Congress. Congressional staffers and industry lobbyists scribbled away, writing the massive law deep into the night, night after night. Everyone wanted to make sure they got what they wanted. The insurance industry and Big Pharma made sure they got new mandates forcing Americans to buy their products. The politicians got lots and lots of new taxes wedged skillfully into the nooks and crannies of the bill.