Here’s your headline of the day, courtesy of Bloomberg: “Obamacare Only Gets Worse Upon Further Review.” No wonder Obamapelosireid insisted on passing the thing before anyone could read it. Here’s the scary stuff:
The new law creates 68 grant programs, 47 bureaucratic entities, 29 demonstration or pilot programs, six regulatory systems, six compliance standards and two entitlements.
Getting that massive enterprise up and running will be next to impossible. So Democrats streamlined the process by granting Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius the authority to make judgments that can’t be challenged either administratively or through the courts.
This monarchical protection from challenges is extended as well to the development of new patient-care models under Obama’s controversial recess appointment, Donald Berwick, whom Republicans are calling the rationer-in-chief. Berwick will run the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, where he can experiment with ways to use administrative fiat to move our system toward the socialized medicine of Europe, which he has at times embraced.
And here’s the maze, which you, Obama’s lab rat, will have to navigate before you get to the part where Berwick tells you that you’re not politically-connected enough to get that new hip.
Sitting pretty at the center of everything, is Kathleen Sebelius, who is soon to become one of the most powerful people in the history of the world.