In a colossal “oh by the way” revelation, last Friday afternoon the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), a federal agency under the United States Department of Health and Human Services (that would be the executive branch run by President Obama), quietly released a report exposing the fact that under Obamacare, two-thirds of Americans who work at small businesses will see their insurance premiums increase. So this report – which is more than two years late – says over 11 million American workers will have higher health insurance premiums because of Obamacare. Despite the administration’s attempts to, as House Speaker John Boehner put it, “delay and deemphasize” the report, we now have it straight from the Obama administration that Obamacare will raise health-insurance premiums for American workers.
That Means It’s Working™.
And I’m not exactly kidding with that.
Yo know the Administration’s stated goal is to get seven million signed up on the exchanges by the end of March. But that’s not really enough “customers” to make the program solvent-ish, Especially considering those seven million are split up amongst the 50 states. They’ve got to get more, more, more people into the exchanges. And that’s going to mean getting them off of employer-provided coverage.
Employer coverage of course is an historical anomaly created by WWII’s wage controls. There has got to be a better way. The “better way” in this case was to boneheadedly preserve the 50 little state insurance fiefdoms, and add an extra layer of federal bureaucracy on top of those, along with a byzantine subsidy system and an even more byzantine regulatory system designed to save money through the healing power and making it harder to get care.
And that’s why, RINOs or whatever, I won’t be voting for any Democrats until this monstrosity is repealed.