Cartoon: Paul Revere rides, warning, ‘Obamacare is Coming’
The Chicago Tribune is calling for repeal of Obamacare. The title of a recent editorial, ‘Stop digging, demolish Obamacare,’ went through all the outrageous Obamacare failures since the launch: from the failed website, to the canceled policies, to renegade Democrats, the unlawful reversal of the cancelations, and to the winding down with the mandatory government fine on people who can’t afford or can’t get insurance.
They ask how many will ‘pay in order to satisfy the Democratic politicians and federal bureaucrats who are worsening a metastasizing health coverage fiasco.’
‘”What we don’t understand,’ says the Tribune editorial, ‘is their reluctance to give that failure more than lip service. Many of the Americans who heard their president say Thursday that “we fumbled the rollout of this health care law” would have been pleased to hear him add: ‘So we’re admitting it. This law is a bust. We’re starting over.’
The Las Vegas Review Journal, in Harry Reid’s home state, also jumped into the fray with their article, titled, ‘Obamacare woes beg for repeal.’
“’It’s going to get worse before it gets better. In the case of the Affordable Care Act,” they wrote, “it’s going to get worse before it gets worse still. Millions of people are learning they can’t keep their current individual plans, tens of millions more could be in the same boat at this time next year when the law’s employer mandate kicks in, and hardly anyone is buying expensive Obamacare-compliant policies.”
“The law is so deeply flawed, with so many components in direct conflict with one another, that tweaking just one part will accelerate its collapse. The Obamacare debacle is just getting started — and it only gets worse from here. Repeal and replace.”
Dana Milbank of The Washington Post wrote, “President Obama’s signature initiative is on the ropes — Down in the count! Fourth and long! — but he remains strangely sportsmanlike.”
The article ended with this:
And, he said, “…when I [Obama] do some Monday-morning quarterbacking on myself,” he concludes that maybe he should have been “breaking the mold” with the rollout earlier because “the federal government has not been good at this stuff in the past.”
“Wait a minute: Monday-morning quarterbacking? Maybe the president does understand that the game is over,” writes Milbank.
Kathleen Parker of The Washington Post called Obamacare “The Sinking Ship.” Her words: “Let’s recap: If you like your insurance policy, you can keep it. No, wait. If you liked your policy, it was probably worthless anyway. Scratch that. If your junk policy was canceled and you still want it, you can keep it. Er, get it back.”
The bungled website and the inflated promises of an arrogant government are pushing Obamacare off the cliff, something legislators and the Supreme Court couldn’t do. It’s a weird law passed with bribery, carve outs for cronies, and deceit.
Thousands of doctors are being dropped from Medicare Advantage and millions have lost their health insurance, many have been forced onto Medicaid.
Hospitals can’t admit seniors more than once in a month or the hospital is fined.
Wait until the thousands on the exchanges find out they can’t keep their doctors and might have to pay up to 100% more for their insurance.
Wait until the tens of millions are dropped from their employer-based insurance beginning in January. Come Fall, small businesses will begin to drop their insurance – they are finding premiums going up as much as 100%.
There is no upside to this bill. Some of the ideas in the bill need to be salvaged and put into a new bill, one that will actually lower premiums, expand coverage to the uninsured, and allow people to keep their insurance and their doctors if they choose to – all the things we were promised. All that is possible but not with a bloated centralized government in complete control. They don’t have our backs.