At least some employers are happy. Big pharma and the insurance industry are probably not. However given how much difficulty the government is having getting the “exchanges” up, who knows. Maybe even these key beneficiaries of Obamacare are thankful for the delay. The “train wreck” as Democratic senator Baucus famously called Obamacare, has been moved down the track a bit, at least for employers (and their employees).
And now Obamacare too.
The Social Security payroll tax isn’t enough. Obamacare is now poised to transfer even more wealth from the young and working to the older and less productive (who incidentally are statistically far better off than young people.)
Things are going so badly with the employer mandate that the Obama administration wants to push the new requirement back another year to avoid getting hammered in the 2014 election. Employers are complaining that they can’t meet the new reporting requirements. Some also argue that it is hurting hiring efforts.
The NBA capitulated. Good to see that the NFL decided not to. Now let’s see if the administration ramps up any examination of the ongoing head injury issue which has dogged the league over the past 2 years.
Come, young people to the Obamacare exchanges. Your premiums will likely go up, by a lot, but the administration needs you to subsidize other people or the entire giant bureaucratic, crony capitalist endeavor might come crashing down. With all that student debt what’s a premium increase of hundreds of dollars right? It’s only money.
If the Obama administration can’t get young, healthy people to enroll in Obamacare (against their best interests in many instances) the system will almost instantly be overwhelmed by older sick people. The government needs the spritely to join so that they can subsidize the cost of the less spritely.
To do this HHS is actively trying to get the NFL and NBA to spread the pro-Obamcare word. It is also leveraging its connections in Cronywood.
Are you ready for some healthcare?!
HHS needs young healthy people to sign up for Obamacare or else the program will be overwhelmed almost instantly upon deployment. The government is pulling out the stops to get pro-Obamacare propaganda in front of Americans. Tough to sell a bad product though, even with the help of the NFL.
Obamacare has a life of it’s own at this point, and it hasn’t even been officially born.
Hope you’re cool with your most personal health information being shared with federal agencies, including the IRS. But don’t worry, as we’ve seen you can trust the government.
Currently congress-people and their staffs have 75% of their premiums paid for by the taxpayer. The plans they enjoy are also top notch. Top, top notch.
But because of the way Obamacare was written, the law we needed to pass before we knew what was in it, lawmakers and their aides are about to be thrown into the vortex of the Obamacare healthcare “exchanges.” And guess what? They don’t want to go down the hole.
If Obamacare must exist, this is the absolute minimum which should happen. The IRS managing the healthcare of the United States is a recipe for disaster, both on the broadest and most individual levels.
To this day there are people who believe that the president is opposed to “corporate interests.” Most of the people who think this have not spent much time at this site it’s probably safe to say.
The truth is, so long as a corporation agrees to play and to make the administration look good, Obama is happy to become that corporation’s best friend.
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.
Maybe there’s a silver lining to Obamacare if more doctors follow the lead of this fellow in Maine. I pray that they do.
Dr. Michael Ciampi is able to charge half of what he used to charge for his services now that the red tape and general pain of dealing with deeply regulated insurance companies has been eliminated. He figures that the hassle is only going to get worse with Obamacare, so he has decided to go another route.
As we have said before the American people at the very least should insist on the removal of the IRS from Obamacare. That of course means a complete revamp (repeal?) of the program and very powerful interests ranging from the current administration to the insurance and pharmaceutical industries like Obamacare just the way it is. They after all wrote it.
Looks like under Obamacare many lower skilled workers will end up with “skinny” or “bandaid” health insurance plans which may cover a few doctors visits and some prescriptions but may leave the insured exposed to catastrophic loss. This is exactly what we don’t need.