Guy Benson | Jun 16, 2013
The predictable hits just keep on coming as the Obamacare clock ticks down toward full implementation. Liberals have shifted gears from arguing the law will lower costs and reduce premiums for everyone -- which is how the unpopular overhaul was dishonestly marketed -- to shrugging that hey, at least many uninsured and lower-income citizens will get affordable coverage. But even that'snot universally true, as many American workers are about to painfully discover. Behold, the "Affordable" Care Act in action (via the Associated Press):
They're "disappointed," and are already mobilizing to pin their own mess on insurance companies. Their solution, of course, will be to forge ahead to a fully government-run single payer system -- which has been the objective from word one. They'll ask Americans to forgive them for producing a disastrous, unworkable federal power-grab, insisting that it can only be fixed by even bigger government. No thanks. The AP story above shines the spotlight on a gaping loophole in Obamacare. Basically, major employers of low-wage workers can technically satisfy the law's requirement that they offer "affordable" coverage to full-time employees, even if the new rates aren't actually affordable in reality. Unable to pay the premiums being offered by their employers, and ineligible for taxpayer subsidies to obtain coverage on their own (because they're "choosing" not to accept their "affordable" employer options), many of these workers will determine they have no choice but to remain uninsured -- and will pay the anti-middle class Obamacare mandate tax for the privilege of doing so. What a deal. Guess who's heading for the exits as this monstrosity looms? Ta-da:
The heart bleeds. Actually, it does -- for those lawmakers and staffers who fought tooth and nail against the law that now threatens to destroy their insurance arrangements. For those on the other side of the aisle, which is completely andexclusively responsible for the law, tough. What happened to "if you like your plan, you can keep it," guys? I'll leave you with news accounts of premium shocks, reduced hours, and coverage gaps in Georgia, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri,North Carolina, and Rhode Island. Expect more fun over the next few months. Two questions: (1) Will these numbers actually decline? (2) Still eager to "own it," Democrats?
Thank You Townhall and Mr Benson.
Excuse us, but isn't there an election coming up soon, where you can put the adults back in charge of Congress and actually get this monstrosity repealed?
Good News: Confidence In Congress Hits Lowest Point On Record
Or then again, you Could just keep living on "Hope" and waiting for all that Free Stuff you were promised in the last 3 elections.
pic cred to Ramirez at IBD.