Interesting and thank you for posting this.
Even I can see this train wreck approaching.
I suspect some of our more active liberal counterparts will either not read this entirely or simply blindly continue to blame republicans for the mess which has been created solely by the democratic party.
Well: I read it. The whole thing. And Henninger surely paints a bleak picture of financial Armageddon. Hell it just might happen boys. I honestly really do not know. The whip-lash of failure is really what frightens me the most. Just like in Germany after their collapse financially and having the burden of paying for the Whole Cost of WWI placed on its shoulders, opened the doors to a charismatic Conservative Leader and we all know how that turned out.
In America we have the Tea Party and to my mind they are not that far philosophically removed from the NSDAP. Complete economic collapse will open the way for hard-right conservatism the likes of which we have yet to see in this Nation, cuz America sure won't be a hankering to give the Democrats control again, will they!
So No fellas, I'm kinda hopin that ACA works out the kinks and gets us thru the turbulence. Cause if it fails, it will reveal a right wing monster the likes of which the world has not seen since 1933-1945.
What's the monster? If ObamaCare fails, they'll just pass something that isn't an albatross around the necks of the 85% - that's all. Health care reform is NEEDED - it just needs to be done COMPETENTLY.
Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO), a staunch opponent of the Affordable Care Act, is encouraging his uninsured constituents to take advantage of the law and sign-up for health care coverage when the new marketplaces open next Tuesday, putting himself at odds with lawmakers in his own party.
In an interview with the News Leader, Blunt criticized the law, but argued that it could serve as an option for those without coverage:
Blunt said the exchanges would be “nowhere near ready” to open on Tuesday. But he said uninsured Missourians still should figure out how to get coverage.
“The exchanges are there, people need insurance,” he said.
State Republican lawmakers in Missouri are actively trying to undermine reform and have explicitly refused to oversee Obamacare’s most basic and popular protections, such as barring insurers from denying coverage to Americans with pre-existing medical conditions and discriminating against women on the basis of gender. Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder has even actively discouraged Missourians from signing up for insurance.
Fourteen percent of Missourians are currently uninsured. According to premium averages released by the Department of Health and Human Services, “a 27-year-old Missourian earning $25,000 annually will pay roughly $87 a month for the lowest-cost plan after using the tax credits.”
Blunt is obviously out of touch with "mainstream" Republicans. We all know who THEY are - they're the ones who want to starve old people and take away their Social Security checks.
@ Sebe: I do not see anywhere in PN's blog anything remotely resembling "Republicans are the ones who want to starve old people and take away their Social Security Checks." (even if framed as a joke)
If anything, I think PN is revealing the fractious nature of a heretofore solid Republican denouncement of ACA. Republican's are becoming aware that ACA may in fact help many of their constituency back home.
I believe many of those Gerry-mandered Conservatives, much to the disconcerting nature of their stance towards ACA, will find that their elected conservative representative, will be forced to buck the National Republican Repealists, and to keep their jobs will decide to support (imagine that) the needs of their district voters.
"@ Sebe: I do not see anywhere in PN's blog anything remotely resembling "Republicans are the ones who want to starve old people and take away their Social Security Checks." (even if framed as a joke)"
No, Jimmy - I said that. It's the stereotype that has been around forever and one that is constantly reinforced by the leftstream media. Blunt is "bluntly" out of step with that stereotype - no?
Obama 50+1 vote; Healthcare
This is only true if the POTUS is a Republican!