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Obamacare´s Prognosis Worsens
American Spectator, by David Catron

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Posted By:garnet, 7/30/2014 7:36:02 AM

A while back, I suggested in this space that Obamacare might go the way of McCain-Feingold. That campaign finance “reform” law was not, you will recall, killed by a single lawsuit or act of Congress. Indeed, the general consensus at the end of 2003 was that McCain-Feingold was in perfect health. Less than seven years later it was, for all intents and purposes, dead. It had succumbed to a long series of attacks by determined opponents who were convinced that it was unconstitutional. Much the same thing is obviously happening to PPACA.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 7/30/2014 8:33:00 AM     (No. 9945904)

Given that it was mathematically DOA, it can only receive redundant death certificates.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: oh-heck, 7/30/2014 8:45:04 AM     (No. 9945926)

You are missing the obvious, it is making health insurance vastly more expensive. I´ve seen estimates of 50% plus. When you combine with sharp reductions in the number of doctors accepting Obamacare as payment, you have a very unattractive package. If you factor in Obama´s personal credibility with his assurances that insurance companies won´t lose money, you have a total dog of a program. If subsidies for insurance obtained from federal exchanges are knocked out, the program will die badly.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bpl40, 7/30/2014 8:58:35 AM     (No. 9945951)

It is leaving a veritable mess in its wake. Perhaps by design. A job market whose part time nature threatens to become permanent. A ruined economy with record low labor participation rates. A health care industry shunned by more and more competent professionals. A health insurance industry which probably will not survive its current form.
This is not to say that 0bamacare deserves a single day´s more reprieve but we cannot simply walk away from its evil shadow. The ´Rats will of course make another ´Bush´s Fault´ accusation at the Republican Administration and Congress which succeeds them. And the RINOs will be only to eager to accept it.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: grace1798, 7/30/2014 9:16:44 AM     (No. 9945999)

It is supposed to fail......so we are FORCED into Single (Commmie) Payer Health care......thus, the gov has complete control over you...whether you get to live or die as well folks! You..who voted for this..............grrrr.

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