The latest change to the Obamacare law was done by the White House to help Democrats get reelected.
AND THEY’RE NOT EVEN TRYING TO HIDE IT.
The decision that those who have lost their insurance may now forgo the basic Obamacare requirement to have insurance or purchase a cheap catastrophic plans was actually made in response to complaints from about a dozen Democratic senators – most of whom are up for reelection next year – who expressed alarm that their constituents were hopping mad.
Six of those senators sent a letter to Sebelius Wednesday demanding exemptions from the law for those losing insurance. The response, in a letter back to them from her Thursday night, was swift.
So now we are changing laws to help out Democrats imperiled by a looming anti-Obamacare political tornado that threatens to sweep up purple and red state Democratic lawmakers and consign them to honest work in the private sector. And the White House barely feels the need to pretend otherwise.
And remember, these “issues” with Obamacare are just the beginning. The whole storyline in the press here is that we are now making temporary changes needed to address a few growing pains with a program that was rolled out inefficiently.
Not so. Obamacare is the poster child for everything that is wrong with government. This is JUST THE BEGINNING of your government’s efforts to monkey around with markets and the delivery of health care in order to try to complex make the federal takeover of medicine work.
These delays to Obamacare and struggles to fix broken websites and make the back end work and so on and so forth aren’t aberrations. They are Standard Operating Procedure.
This is how it’s going to be for you. Unless you have enough money to pay for your own doctors and hospitals. Or unless this law is repealed.