Former VT Gov. Howard Dean appeared on Morning Joe earlier today and dropped a bombshell. Dean told the Obama faithful that there is another Obamacare crisis looming, even after the website gets fixed.
It’s not sticker shock as Americans find out that they will be paying more for their health insurance than they were paying before Obamacare.
The segment leads off with NBC’s David Gregory offering the Obama administration’s point of view: “The White House says that what’s key to making this successful is to get the risk pools right.”
Dean countered, “David I know they say that. I’ve thought they were wrong from the beginning. This is the same consultants that put together Romneycare. They believe that.
“I don’t believe it, and I don’t believe it ’cause I’ve got 20 years of experience in making this work. So we can go into that another time. The bottom line though, is the next crisis here, assuming we get through all this, is the tax subsidies. Because it is gonna make the federal budget more expensive.”
That’s huge. Massive.
Howard Dean does have a record of telling the truth about Obamacare. He is the only Democrat who has admitted that Obamacare should have taken on tort reform, but didn’t, because the Democrats did not want to take on trial lawyers.
President Obama sold Obamacare as a program that would be deficit neutral and eventually bend the cost curve down so that it would save money. Many including myself never believed that. Now here is Democrat Howard Dean predicting that Obamacare will drive taxpayer costs up so sharply that it will create another crisis.
Under Obama, we already have some of the worst deficits in American history. Obama has racked up more debt by himself than all the previous presidents combined.
To recap: Thanks to Obamacare, millions of Americans are losing their healthcare and will have to pay more for worse coverage. Taxpayers will be on the hook for the subsidies that Obama keeps promising will lower premiums for many Americans. The resulting federal spending on these subsidies will not be deficit neutral. If Howard Dean is right, we will have a budget crisis to go along with the canceled insurance crisis and the embarrassing Healthcare.gov website debacle.
Will President Obama get around to issuing a half-hearted apology for that lie, too?