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It´s ´I told you so´ on Obamacare
Los Angeles Times, by Jonah Goldberg

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Posted By:FlyRight, 3/5/2013 6:40:10 AM

"What we´ve learned through the course of this program is that this is really not a sensible way for the healthcare system to be run." That was Gary Cohen, director of the Department of Health and Human Services´ Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, talking. He was specifically responding to the apparently surprising need to halt enrollments in a program designed as a temporary bridge for people with preexisting conditions who couldn´t wait until the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare) fully kicks in next year.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Wetlandz, 3/5/2013 6:50:43 AM     (No. 9208857)

Yet the media continues to not report.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Spidey, 3/5/2013 7:24:03 AM     (No. 9208888)

The pre-existing thing is probably` the biggest back breaker in Obamacare.These people should be funneled through Medicaid,not mainstream insurance which will lead to skyrocketing premiums as they pay out for expensive surgeries.

It has to do with evaluating the risk pool and projecting future costs. This is totally unknown to people who set the rates,it´s pure guesswork because there´s no long term model to follow for costs projections.

Insurance companies balance sheets will become basketcases and they could be shocked to learn they have to raise rates 400% just to break even.

Even if Obama´s subsidies kick in,you´ll pay for them as a taxpayer.Your best chance to enjoy Obamacare is become a long term unemployed bum.For tips on how to do this just visit any big city(in daylight hours only)

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Reply 3 - Posted by: lil dotty, 3/5/2013 7:30:45 AM     (No. 9208900)

We possibly have another shot at slaying obomba doesn´t care

http://www.oregonmag.com/supreme-court-another-chance-to-kill-obamacare/





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Reply 4 - Posted by: Crosscut, 3/5/2013 7:53:16 AM     (No. 9208937)

Obamacare is garbage Democrat legislation, crammed down the throats of the American public. Boehner should defund it now. It´s so stupid and horrible, perhaps it will self destruct on it´s own.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Jebediah, 3/5/2013 8:08:16 AM     (No. 9208958)

As far as I am concerned, Justice Roberts jumped through hoops to allow Obamacare, out of what? Ego? Some need to prove that HE is "fair"? Whatever. He really managed to land us in Hell, and I will never forgive him.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: MassJim, 3/5/2013 8:15:28 AM     (No. 9208967)

I fear that all is proceeding as planned. Governments do not retreat, do not undo what they have already done. There is probably great joy in certain corners of Washington - can the Oval Office have a corner? - but I digress, the failure of the current version of Obamacare will result not in repeal, but in a doubling down. The lefts answer to failure will be to nationalize health care. The Left will cry that the failure is because they did not go far enough. That is what they wanted originally and that is what there goal is now. Be afraid people, be very, very afraid.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: LouD, 3/5/2013 8:44:25 AM     (No. 9209010)

FTA: Although it´s true that we collectively spent a lot of time shouting about Obamacare, we spent precious little time actually debating it.
Just when did we have any time to debate it? It was rushed through congress with no debate by the democrats. Remember Nancy Pelosi saying we will have to pass the bill to find out what´s in it? There was no chance for debate on a 2000 page bill. Remember Zero´s promise to give everyone a chance to read a bill before sending it to congress? Never happened. So I don´t see where we had any time at all to debate this, Jonah!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 3/5/2013 8:51:47 AM     (No. 9209017)

Call me gullible but I think Robert´s declaring the madate to be a tax is a poison pill. A tax must be originated in the House and a number must be set and approved. Obamacare originated in the Senate. Large portions of it were not filled in, instead it says: to be filled in (or written) by the Secretary (Sibellius who is writing as fast as she can). Some of what she writes are taxes. How can it be constitutional for her to fill in tax numbers? They were not originated in the House, not discussed, not revealed, and not in Obamacare at the time it was passed.



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Reply 9 - Posted by: bighambone, 3/5/2013 12:51:51 PM     (No. 9209540)

Obamacare was designed by the progressive Democrats to just be an interim health care system, to destroy most of the current healthcare insurance industry, and then to be flipped into a completely government run "equal and fair" national healthcare system for all Americans who cannot afford to purchase their own health care.

Of course there will always be a first class private health care program limited to the rich and famous who have the wherewithal to purchase their own health care.

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