Six Reasons ObamaCare Will Only Get Worse For Dems
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I referenced this one in another blog post, but it is so good it deserves its own blog. From the Washington Post "PostPartisan" section, by Ed Rogers, on November 8th:

"The Insiders: Six reasons Obamacare will only get worse for Democrats

Here are six reasons that Obamacare will only get worse for the Democrats:

1.There will be more canceled health insurance plans. Every day, more and more Americans are receiving cancellation notices for plans they liked and wanted to keep. And every day, they continue to hear administration officials and their Democratic allies insist that the president didn’t lie about people being able to keep their health insurance plans. Dissatisfaction with Obamacare grows exponentially as people witness family members and colleagues being victimized by the “big lie.”

2.If you like your doctor, you can’t keep your doctor. Soon the story will break through that a lot of Americans will be losing access to their doctors and will be forced to pick one approved by Obamacare. Health-care plans are instituting very restrictive provider networks to try to keep down costs in the face of astronomically rising premiums. In New Hampshire, for instance, only 16 of the state’s 26 hospitals will be in the network of exchange plans approved by Obamacare. The reaction of voters losing, in some cases, the person who has been their doctor for years could be worse for Democrats than what we are currently seeing in the involuntary loss of insurance plans.

3.Sticker shock. Prices for health-care plans are not coming down for many voters. Once the Web site starts working and Americans can “shop around” for their new health insurance plans as the president instructed they should do, they are going to experience sticker shock. Premiums and deductibles will be going up for millions of hardworking Americans who can’t afford these increases – especially for coverage they don’t need or want.

4.Obamacare ads. Throughout the 2014 campaign, Republicans will use footage of Democrats repeating the “big lie” in ads targeting Democrats. The search is on for news clips, town-hall meeting videos, and other instances where Democrats have committed on the record and on video that “if you like your health plan, you can keep it.”

5.Navigators. If you liked ACORN, you’ll love the Obamacare Navigators. I’m sure there will be good, sincere people who really want to help people navigate the Obamacare maze. But there will be enough bad apples employed as navigators to supply plenty of scary anecdotes and weird encounters that will result in a steady ridicule of the overall program. And there will no doubt be activists with hidden cameras ready to capture a few creepy and outrageous encounters that will grab everybody’s attention and make voters even more skeptical of Obamacare.

6.Security breaches. Security breaches will increase. There have already been so many Web site problems and so many unanswered questions about Web site security that it’s surprising administration officials are still claiming they are “confident” in the system. A big security breach is inevitable. It’s just a matter of time. Even just the few horror stories we have heard so far prove what we all know: The Web site will not protect everybody’s sensitive, personal health care and financial data. Period. You know it and I know it.

With Democrats now stuck in a downward spiral, lying about the Obamacare lies, Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) offered Team Obama a way out at Wednesday’s Senate Finance Committee hearing. He asked Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, “Why not shut it [the Obamacare Web site] down and do it right?” But inexplicably, rather than trying to reboot, the White House continues to stare straight at the camera and stand in front of audiences everywhere and tell one whopper after another, even though everyone knows officials aren’t telling the truth. This is bewildering, insulting and corrosive, all at the same time. And everyone gets that, except for a few isolated souls in the West Wing.

On Wednesday, the president held a meeting with the 15 Democratic senators who are facing reelection, trying to get them to quit whining and get on board with the deceit. A lot of Democrats wish the White House would come clean, do a mea culpa and ask for forgiveness and patience – instead of issuing half-apologies like President Obama did on Thursday. Then perhaps the president could at least start approaching the problems from an honest place.

The White House will tighten its messaging, and it will fix the Web site, but that won’t change the underlying fact that this bill will negatively affect a huge portion of Americans, and superficial fixes aren’t the answer. Half-apologies and a refusal to hold anyone accountable are causing only more distress within the Democratic Party. A lot of Democrats are beginning to think a little panic is in order. The worst is yet to come."

See: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2013/11/08/the-insiders-six-reasons-obamacare-will-only-get-worse-for-democrats/

The worst is yet to come, indeed. It's time for Mr. Obama to "come clean" and look straight into the camera and say "We screwed up" and really apologize for the mess that ObamaCare is creating for millions of Americans (not to mention the negative impact it will have on jobs and the economy over the next 10 years). But he won't. Why not? Because he doesn't have to. He's not facing re-election, so he no longer needs the votes. Also - he would have to admit he knew his "signature legislation" was fatally flawed from the beginning, and that the impact now being felt by the millions was anticipated and ignored.

Day by day as the drip, drip, drip continues, the American people can see this is true. The worst IS yet to come.


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Sheran commented on Monday, Nov 11, 2013 at 18:23 PM
Sheran commented on Monday, Nov 11, 2013 at 19:09 PM
Funkentelecky commented on Monday, Nov 11, 2013 at 19:29 PM

Since Obama, Pelosi and Reid decided to pass this law without working with the Republicans to triangulate there best ideas into it and the "Train Wreck" is happening as we all have told everyone I suspect another mid-term landslide in 2014 because the Republicans warned everyone and there isn't one single vote to support this debacle of a lie. HR 3400 which was presented to them and buried in committee by Pelosi has transformed into HR2400, this bill "the Empowering Patients First Act" will replace "The Affordable Care Act" which is actually the "Unaffordable Care Act" Any Questions?

Funkentelecky commented on Monday, Nov 11, 2013 at 19:32 PM

Correction HR2300

Sheran commented on Monday, Nov 11, 2013 at 20:15 PM

Being an honest person, I don't believe one person who claims they got cheaper insurance under "Obamacare". The sign up numbers at this time are not there. What numbers are there are counted on 2 hands in most states. Arkansas is the only southern state that went with "Obamacare" and Democrates are running scares!

http://www.fox16.com/story/democratic...

Sheran commented on Monday, Nov 11, 2013 at 20:22 PM

For give my spelling, I'm trying to clean up my old PC. Lost my spell check, what else ?

JimmyMack commented on Tuesday, Nov 12, 2013 at 09:28 AM

Geeeezus! Never seen such continual damnation. Day in, day out.

I just want to know: what makes Tot an easy target?

sebekm commented on Tuesday, Nov 12, 2013 at 11:50 AM

Who cares? The damnation will continue as the media frenzy begins. There are new facts being revealed about this fatally flawed legislation which reinforces WHAT THE REPUBLICANS HAVE BEEN SAYING ALL ALONG.

Good info, Sheran and Funky. Check out my latest blog for the media frenzy links. The best is an editorial by one of the most liberal publications in America - and President Obama's hometown newspaper - the Chicago Tribune. Not only do they condemn ObamaCare, but they also condemn BIG GOVERNMENT!!! Who would have thunk it???


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