Don't count all them chickens before they hatch, Sebe. It ain't over til the fat lady sings.
As far as wanting it to go away as it pertains to these pages...well...it seems that you have kept it alive with a daily carpet bombing of blogs regarding anti-ACA. So I 'magin it will probably keep on going like the energizer bunny.
I will only become worried if the attacks continue AFTER the issue has become moot.
The issue will become mute because of apathy, not that there program is performing any better. The public has become used to policies that are toxic to continue regardless of the effect. The FACTS seem to not be enough to convince supporters of this bill. The ACA has done exactly what it was trying to mitigate; Poo Poo is Poo Poo no matter how much one tries to spin the smell.
Only the Democrats consider this information "attacks." It is circulating the truth where the administration and their Kool-Aid drinkers want it to be BURIED. The issue will not be "moot" until ObamaCare is FIXED - either through a massive overhaul or repeal. I think the former will likely happen - if not between 2014 and 2016, then at some point when the GOP regains control of the government. That's IF the Obama administration doesn't admit the problem in the short term and forge bipartisan compromise for solutions that don't screw the vast majority of the people.
For me, until the issue is fixed to MY satisfaction, it will NEVER be "moot."
Yesterday the Wall Street Journal Online had an article which chronicles what the Dems are doing now to obfuscate and change the subject. (I won't call it LYING - but you be the judge.) Here are the highlights:
"*A charitable reading suggests that ObamaCare's net enrollment stands at about negative four million. That's the estimated four million to five and a half million people who had their individual health plans liquidated as ObamaCare-noncompliant—offset by the 364,682 who have signed up for a plan on a state or federal exchange and the 803,077 who have been found eligible to receive Medicaid.
*HHS is boasting of enrollment for November that was four times as high as October, yet 62% of the total was in the state exchanges, some of which are marginally less prone to crashing than the federal version. Then again, 41 states posted sign-ups only in the three or four figures, including eight states that run their own exchanges. Oregon managed to scrape up 44 people. Among the 137,204 federal sign-ups, no state is reaching the critical mass necessary for stable insurance prices.
*The larger problem is that none of these represent true enrollments. HHS is reporting how many people "selected" a plan on the exchange, not how many people have actually enrolled in a plan with an insurance company by paying the first month's premium, which is how the private insurance industry defines enrollment. HHS has made up its own standard.
*HHS is trying to conjure the appearance of progress and specificity even as it conceals everything that is relevant to ObamaCare's performance. The bureaucracy will tell you it fielded 3,495,276 inquiries at the federal call centers and that 28,412,684 people visited Healthcare.gov. But it will not tell you the demographics and health status of new beneficiaries, or what type of plans they're selecting, or HHS's enrollment goals over time.
*The reason for all this obstruction and statistical juking is so the White House can get the press corps and Democrats to believe that the worst is over and that ObamaCare is now rolling toward success. On that score they've succeeded. But it's impossible for an outsider to know what the truth really is because HHS and the White House continue to manipulate and bury the real statistics."
The best indicator of whether Obamacare is "rolling toward success" is where the President's poll numbers go. It's almost as simple as that. Mr. Obama - unlike everything else that has gone under his watch - HAS TO ADMIT that he owns this program. The polls will reflect whether the people are buying what he is shoveling - based upon their own personal experiences.
Well, yall go ahead then and keep loading his dumptruck up with political ka-ka. He's a lame duck. So relax a little. He will be leaving soon.
Then you will have Hillary to kick around. That is, of course, IF you can stand up after digesting her election success.
Have a nice day now, ya heah!
"He will be leaving soon."
Not soon enough. Three plus more years of him continuing to futz with (at least) "one sixth of the American economy" is what we have to look forward to. This last year alone has felt like three. It's only been three months since I've been helping a close family member with her ObamaCare travails - but that seems like a year.
By the same token, we may well have HRC to kick around beginning in 2016, but three years is a long time - and she was "inevitable" in 2008 and look what happened.
No, I prefer to look forward to 2014 before 2016, when at the very least the GOP will retain its hold on the House and make gains (if not take over) the Senate.
Then won't Harry Reid be sad.....