Branco Cartoon via Legal Insurrection
“More than 1.1 million people enrolled in a qualified health plan via the Federally-facilitated Marketplace from October 1 to December 24, with more than 975,000 of those enrolling this month alone,” said Marilyn Tavenner, the administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in a brief 6 a.m. statement.
Unfortunately, we don’t know what ‘enroll’ means, no definition has been provided, nor do we know how many of those sign-ups were for Medicaid, the free government healthcare.
The administration doesn’t have a problem with that because they will simply tax Americans to pay for the ‘free people.’ In any case, single payer is the goal- Medicaid for all is on the agenda.
We don’t have numbers of sign-ups on the state exchanges but one number bandied about is 800,000.
The real problem is that with even 2 million signed up and over 5 million having lost their insurance, 3 million fewer people have health insurance than before Obamacare was inflicted on the American public.
The Obama Administration is now bragging about meeting 28% of their goal in sign-ups. If Amazon met 28% of their goals, would their stockholders be pleased?
Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton, a member of the Democratic Socialists of America and a big Obamacare supporter, thinks people didn’t sign up for Obamacare because they didn’t know it wasn’t repealed. She then tried to blame the failure of Obamacare on Republicans for speaking against it and making people think Obamacare was repealed. Huh? Really?
Unless we are in Russia, I thought Republicans were allowed to stand against socialized medicine and I haven’t heard one Republican say it has been repealed.
Eleanor Holmes Norton prevaricating:
Charles Krauthammer responded by say that only the people living under rocks think Obamacare is repealed. Nothing else has been in the news:
Charlie Rangel, apparently oblivious to how disastrous Obamacare is, blamed it on the tea party – the cult!
“So politics is changing for me at this late age, to have to deal with a cult-type of group of people,” Rangel, 83, says in a New York Daily News video.
“I understand Democrats, and I used to understand Republicans,” Rangel says in the video. “There is something going on in this country that I don’t understand, and that’s the tea party.”
I don’t understand him.
Howard Dean: Dump the individual mandate, it’s unnecessary and people don’t want to be told what to do [Go Howard!]:
via National Review Online