I consider Brat one of the few good guys up on the Hill. He’s the guy who replaced Eric Cantor and has done a good job of sticking to his constitutional guns.
Brat’s right. What are Ryan’s priorities? Has he changed or is he going to try to cling to the ways of old? We still remember Ex-Im.
Some good ideas here. Restoring the Republic should be THE goal.
The author focuses on one area of concern but there are many other areas of policy that deserve the same treatment.
Obama talked tough on lobbyists. In the end (and the beginning) he embraced lobbyists however. This will likely continue in the next administration.
That’s right, Mr. Gruber, who famously explained that Obamacare only became law because of the “stupidity of the American voting public,” explains now that Obamacare is not imploding (HA!), but “it could work better.” One of the ways Obamacare could work “better” is if the fines for not carrying health insurance were raised. This would force, Gruber argues, young “free riders” into the system so that they in turn can subsidize older and less healthy Obamacare participants.
These people (often) vote.
Biting, but this is fair. Particularly on the Obamacare issue.
Well, he can’t just say, “We screwed up on a colossal basis. On a Biblical level. All of my work for which I was paid very handsomely was basically a waste. I had no business doing what I was tasked with. This whole thing is much bigger than me. Oh, and we planners, the behavioral economist and policy types who wander the streets of downtown DC like pinstriped pigeons, we are full of bull pucky.”
Nope, he can’t say that.
In fairness young people pick weekend beer over lots of things, not just Obamacare. But point made. Costs go up and up. More and more young, healthy people opt out. The sicker the Obamacare population is. And then eventually insurance singularity, implosion.
This is what is known as a death spiral in the insurance underwriting world.
Of course if the pols “get the regulation right” maybe the insurance companies that are pulling out now might come back,
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.