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Your ObamaCare Fail of the Day [Morning Edition]

December 13th, 2013 - 10:07 am

So in order to achieve that 7,000,000 figure by March 31, the state and federal exchanges will have to get 11,000,000 or so folks registered, enrolled, and paid up.

11,000,000.

That’s assuming — I am so very generous and optimistic this morning — not one more cancellation notice goes out. For every cancelled individual plan, another person must register, enroll, and pay up on one of the exchanges.

11,000,000.

That’s the best-case number the administration faces. Based on the needs of ObamaCare’s exchanges and the number of Americans who have already been denied their existing coverage, 11,000,000 is baked in. It can go only higher. Which makes it seem almost unsportsmanlike to remind you that the financial incentive, especially for the young and healthy, is to ignore the mandate and to pay the tiny fine.

Now let us go back again to 2009-10, back when the Democrats had to pass legislation right the hell now in the dead of night without reading it, because 47 million Americans need insurance and we’re going to give it to them!

Give it to them good and hard, to borrow H.L. Mencken’s memorable phrase.

We’ve gone from 47 million to 30 million to 20-or-so million to negative four million.

In the history of broken promises by American politicians, that might just be a record.

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law215
Why not just send everyone a check and save the $667 million??

Because not everyone his crony. The $667 million not laundered will not help his billionaire contributors contribute to him.
40 weeks ago
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Yes, costing $14k per person, but they make it up in volume.
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I'm at the point now where I'd prefer to pay the fine and find a non ACA plan. Unfortunately, being in CA they are few and I don't have hopes to get one from any of the majors. My cancelled plan for my wife (50) and myself (60) went from 530 a month to over 1200 for a plan equal to what I had, and now has maternity, pediatrics, mental health and absolutely necessary, acupuncture(?). I'm at wits end on what to do, since we won't qualify for a subsidy. I feel that the next brilliant idea from dear leader is that dead people will have to buy life insurance, since it seems he is insistent that I have coverage for things I don't need, nor ever will.
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In a just world with an ethical government running things under the guidelines of the Constitution, the members of the congress would have been tried for crimes against the country and imprisoned or executed. The current DOJ will protect the criminals from the wrath of law. The 17th amendment put one body of the congress under the rule of the political party that brought them, and the voice of the people became the voice of the lead baboon. This is not going to end nicely with criminals, not legislators in control.
39 weeks ago
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Don't worry, the administration will continue to rape and pillage Medicare to pay for people who already pay nothing for their health care. Why? Well they have to pay the salaries of all of the new bureaucrats managing the "system" including the 19,000 recently hired "enforcement" workers at the IRS.

Why rob from Medicare? Because they can and the "old people" are going to die pretty soon anyway. They have to take care of future voters instead.
39 weeks ago
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and the liberals who voted for this, thought that it wouldn't affect them, now that is funny, but so typical of liberals, vote for stuff for others and hope it doesn't affect them, because some how they think they are smarter better and more deserving.

When in actuality liberals are some of the most stupid, dense idiots that I have ever med.
40 weeks ago
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If you like your plan you can keep it PERIOD, B.O. LIED
If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor PERIOD, B.O. LIED
You will see a $2500/year cost decrease B.O. LIED

If you like your hospital you can keep your hospital, not really as they are opting out

If you like your medication you can keep your medication, if it is on the formulary, and doesn't cost too much, or if you have enough to pay out of pocket for it

And for destroying the health care system to create a new insurance plan that will put another 50,000,000 into cancellation notices, and still may leave 30,000,000 uninsured we have this mess,

Time to remember this come the next election, and make 2010 look like a small ripple compared to the new tidal wave.
40 weeks ago
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I suggest replacing the term "Faustian bargain" (since, after all how many people have heard of "Faust"?) with the term "Calrissian bargain", as in "this deal keeps getting worse all the time" Lando Calrissian.
40 weeks ago
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The only reason most people were in favor of healthcare reform was, they thought it cost too much. For some unfathomable reason they thought the govt could get involved, add more people to the pool (most of whom have little or no money) and that the cost would still go down!

I never understood how they thought such a thing. Sure the media lapdogs were at work, but this is too simple to get fooled on.

All the lies are just the icing on the cake. I knew those were all lies at the time. What has happened to critical thinking?
40 weeks ago
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they think that because they are in public indoctrination centers where logic, facts and common sense won't stop the union thugs, and their indoctrinators from pushing this BS into those young heads full of mush, and now full of stupidity
40 weeks ago
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I've been telling pro-Obama acquaintances for four years that ObamaCare was conceived and run by the same clowns who claimed that "Cash for Clunkers" would be a successful, money-saving program.

Unfortunately, these acquaintances STILL BELIEVE that ObamaCare and "Cash for Clunkers" were brilliant ideas. As James Lileks once wrote, these people have not only drunk the Kool-Aid, they've ordered up another gallon for a high colonic.
40 weeks ago
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It isn't about the healthcare, it's about the fine.

You can keep your policy, your doctor and your hospital. Just pay the "redistribution fee", "tax"...theft.

Why do you think Sebelius and Obama never met? Why would they waste the time.

Why do you think there is no back end built? Why do you think there is no security?

Only a fool would sign up and hand over identity to thieves. It doesn't work because it was never designed to work...as insurance. It's money out of your bitter clinging hands for a little leftist larceny.

Pay the fine and take care of yourself. You've been robbed.
40 weeks ago
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Communists destroy the Middle Class first(See Stalin, Mao, Castro, Pol Pot). The "Joseph Mengele" panels are next. That is the plan. Working.
40 weeks ago
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We are looking at this from the wrong angle. The Democrats gain quite a bit from this debacle because tons of taxpayer dollars are going to their cronies. Lots of lefty organizations are now being lavishly paid to give advice about something they know nothing about: health care. It's a massive scam right out in plain sight. Democrats may lose an election or two from the Obamacare fallout, but their buddies in the media, academia, and Hollywood will help them get back in the saddle.
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