On “Fox News Sunday” this week, one of the six authors of Obamacare, Maine Sen. Angus King, an independent in name only, argued that basically “Obamacare is dead. There is no such thing as Obamacare. You can’t sign up for Obamacare. You’re signing up for an Anthem policy or an Aetna policy or a WellPoint policy. It is private insurance.”
A startled moderator, Chris Wallace, glanced at King’s opponent in the discussion, Wyoming Republican Sen. John Barrasso who could barely contain his disgust.
For months now, the Democrats have gone from one crisis to another concerning the installation of Obamacare into the daily lives of Americans. In fact, there have been 38 alterations to the law since last October when the website basically fizzled out on day one.
It must appear that the president and his strategists confer nightly to change the political spin over what their next day interpretation of the failed law’s path should be defined as to the American people.
Sen. King’s smarmy answer to Wallace’s question is only the latest test run to hoodwink the facts of the Affordable Care Law.
Yesterday, President Obama held a press gathering to give the “triumphant news” of the targeted 7 million Obamacare sign-ups by the “deadline” of March 31. Only one day earlier it had been announced by his White House that the number was 6 million.
Do the American people listen to this daily rule-changing at all anymore? Does the president think the nation is filled with wide-eyed morons who will accept whatever is told to them?
First of all, if it is indeed 7 million and growing, how many of that number had policies before they signed on? Health and Human Resource Secretary Kathleen Sebelius tells us they have “no data on that.”
How can that possibly be in this age of technical wonder? Of course they have the numbers, but do they actually want to present the dismal results?
Secondly, the target was at least 25 percent of that total would be young adults between the ages of 18-35, for a healthy insurance risk pool. Is it? “No data” to confirm that.
Thirdly, if the fact that thus far 5 million Americans have lost their health insurance due to Obamacare, how many of them are now signed on again? “No data” to confirm that.
Fourthly, how many of the 7 million have actually paid their first premium? “No data” to confirm that. It goes on and on and no answers from the people who are paid to know or better yet, are the public servants of this nation obligated to know.
Other questions left unanswered for good reason:
- How many are now paying more for the Obamacare policy than their old policies similar in nature?
- How many cannot see their old doctors or be treated at the nearby hospital?
- If Obamacare is so “affordable,” how is it that people with jobs and a bank account are hit with massive premiums?
- If this is such a “victory,” why has Medicaid been expanded to 7 million uninsured Americans?
Why did the president need Obamacare if he was going to explode Medicaid?
- Why do the Obama people expect young people to sign up when one of the law’s provisions allows “kids” to stay on their parent’s policy until they’re 26?
- And lastly, if Obamacare is such a good deal, as Democrats not afraid of losing their jobs in November tell us tongue-in-cheek, why has the law been altered 38 times?
Are these Republican versus Democrat questions? Do Obama supporters blindly march to the president’s tune no matter how close the cliff becomes? Catching on to this macabre national nightmare is as easy as seeing who enthusiastically promotes it: Ultra-left politicians and a compliant mainstream media.
Who else is left that didn’t desert the ship when midterm elections loomed in the politician’s future?
It should be noted that one of the six Obamacare authors was former Montana Senator Max Backus. He called Obamacare a “train wreck” months before it tried to start up its failed website.
Don’t bother trying to confirm this with Mr. Backus. He was appointed the new ambassador to China months ago to get him out of town and away from the few microphones broadcasting the truth about Obamacare.
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