Obamacare: When Insurance Failure Equals Success Or Something

Obamacare: When Insurance Failure Equals Success Or Something

Obamacare: When Insurance Failure Equals Success Or Something

Obamacare. The end all be all of health insurance programs that was going to save us all!!

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Do I have that right? Well… if this supercalifragilisticexpialidoscious of a healthcare program is so darned wonderful, could someone please explain the recent failures? Think I’m wrong?? Last night the WaPo’s Amy Goldstein provided the latest enrollment update:

The Obama administration is predicting a meager increase next year in the number of Americans with private insurance through the Affordable Care Act — a forecast, far below previous government estimates, that signals the obstacles to attracting people who remain uninsured.

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell announced Thursday that an expected 10 million Americans will be covered by late 2016 by health plans they bought on the federal and state insurance exchanges created under the law.

That figure is just half the most recent forecast by congressional budget analysts, who have long expected 2016 to usher in the biggest surge in enrollment. The number represents a marginal increase from the 9.1 million Americans the administration believes will have ACA health plans by the end of this year.

But wait! Didn’t our Golfer in Chief take to the airwaves in June after the Supreme Court decision to brag about how good HIS healthcare program is?  Yes he did.

Is he absolutely SURE about this? Of course he is, he said so! Just like he said that Hillary’s email and server insecurity haven’t caused any National Security issues for us. But I digress. I have to wonder how anyone can state, with a straight face, that more people are insured now than ever before when we have an increasing number of state healthcare exchanges face planting spectacularly.

Let’s take a look at Kentucky. Legal Insurrection’s Kemberlee Kaye has the details:

Kentucky’s nonprofit health insurer cooperative established under Obamacare announced it will be shutting down due to financial troubles. As a result, 51,000 individuals will lose their health insurance plans at the end of the year.

But wait, there’s more! Keep in mind Kentucky is one of FIVE states, including New York, whose healthcare system has abruptly closed its doors leaving Americans twisting in the wind. Meanwhile other state exchanges have announced huge rate increases or informed those insured that their insurer is skipping town. Kansas major increase in their healthcare rates means some rates will TRIPLE next year. In Colorado, those receiving insurance have been notified for the second time that the coverage they have been receiving is no longer available; thus forcing them to move onto the Connect for Colorado system or a regional HMO with very limited choices of doctors and care. Minnesota’s system, via reporting by Hot Air, has announced premium increases between 14% and 49% for next year. NOOO – that wasn’t a typo.

Think about it. If you were paying $256 a month and your premium was increased by 14%, that’s another $36 a month. A 49% increase??? Go ahead and cough up another $125.44 per month. But PLEASE! whatever you do, don’t get sick. Your deductibles went up as well. But hey!! Its all good! Enroll today!

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Oh and for those who just couldn’t afford to jump on the Obamacare bandwagon last year and therefore didn’t buy into a state or federal exchange?  Watch out for those fines…

https://twitter.com/FrankLuntz/status/654726068482371584?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

“Shared Responsibility.” SUCH a clever phrase isn’t it? Gag.

Do you think we’ll really see a “meager increase” of enrollees after November’s open enrollment starts when it becomes clear that the options are more expensive now than ever before? I sincerely doubt it. And how do those numbers account for flatlining enrollment and the 32.3 million Americans that are uninsured? They don’t.

Remember when we were told, “if you like your plan you get to keep it?” I remember that too. If this Obamacare, excuse me, Affordable Care Act is working so well, please tell me why insurers are skipping town, exchanges are going out of business, and rates are increasing. Oh wait, I get it. The failures of Obamacare somehow, in an on a off-planet golf course wrapped in tinfoil kind of way, actually equal success. Obama said so, so it must be true.

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6 Comments
  • Appalled By The World says:

    All this was from the get go was a giant money grab by the regime. So when Jug Ears says his wonderful healthcare system is working perfectly he isn’t really lying. See-he does tell the truth on occasion!

    This is what happens when the sheeple buy Progressive nonsense about freebies. And since half the Congress is too ignorant, lazy, and/or stupid to do their job (like reading the healthcare bill before rubber stamping it) this mess was easily predictable. And preventable.

    • Nina says:

      Couldn’t agree more! Can’t tell you how many times I was yelling about this before it was booted through Congress and thumped on Duffer-In-Chief’s desk for a signature!

      And yeah, I know he’s telling the “truth” on this… but this kind of “truth” makes me sick to my stomach! 😉

      • Appalled By The World says:

        Yes-what passes for truth these days is most unpalatable. I feel like I was born in the USA but am destined to die either in the demented alien land called the Obaman People’s Republic that has replaced it or in exile somewhere else barring some sort of massive upheaval.

  • GWB says:

    “Shared Responsibility Payment”
    Gee, that doesn’t sound socialist or communist at all, now does it? (And maybe just a little Orwellian on top of that?)

    This barn is infested with vermin of all sorts. It’s not enough to go in with a broom and disinfectant. We have to fumigate it, then burn the place to the ground, and shoot or otherwise exterminate all the vermin that flee the flames. Then we abandon the site and build new on the other side of the farm.

  • Rick Caird says:

    Remember, that in spite of the IRS threat, the only way they have to collect this is by withholding any refund you are due. So, if you underpay your withholding leaving a small balance for April 15, they can threaten all they want, but they cannot collect.

    At least that will be true until Roberts decides the language does not mean what it says.

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