Forbes reports this morning that “more than 4.8 million” individuals have received health care cancellation notices, while only 40,000-50,000 have signed up on the ObamaCare “federal exchange.” That arrogant SOB in the White House missed his goal by 80% according to Forbes, and that fall was from the height of a “lowball” estimate. Remember that the exchanges are designed to be affordable only to those the government plans to redistribute your wealth to – giving subsidies to them to lower premiums, not to you.
Last month, the Associated Press published details of an internal Obama administration memo, dated September 5, detailing the White House’s monthly targets as to how many people would sign up for private insurance under Obamacare’s exchanges. “We expect enrollment in the initial months to be low,” said the September 5 memo. Through October, the administration estimated that 494,620 would sign up. They only got about a fifth of the way toward that lowball estimate. Source: Forbes
The numbers quoted above as enrolled on federal exchanges may be exaggerated. When official figures are released, they will include what prospective buyers have put into their virtual shopping cart, but haven’t bought. Government does that kind of thing, don’tcha’know.
Another Forbes article optimistically believes ObamaCare will be repealed “well in advance of the 2014 elections.” While I’m all for optimistic thinking, anything making total sense has died from a lethal blow of Obamunism since January 2009 (think Benghazi, voter fraud, appalling wartime Rules of Engagement and Fast and Furious).
Cast your mind back to the ignominious collapse of Hillarycare in 1994. Hillarycare came out of the box in September 1993 to high public support according to the early polls. This was not a surprise. Opinion polls for decades have shown a large majority of Americans support the general idea of universal health coverage. But Hillarycare came apart as the bureaucratic details came out, the most important one being that you couldn’t be sure you’d be able to keep your doctors or select specialists of your choice. The Clintons refused to consider a compromise, but even with large Democratic Senate and House majorities the bill was so dead it was never brought up for a vote…
Senate Democrats endangered for re-election will lead the charge for repeal perhaps as soon as January, after they get an earful over the Christmas break. They’ll call it “reform,” and clothe it in calls for delaying the individual mandate and allowing people and businesses to keep their existing health insurance policies. But it is probably too late to go back in many cases. With the political damage guaranteed to continue, the momentum toward repeal will be unstoppable. Democrats will not want to face the voters next November with the albatross of Obamacare. Read more.
Which is exactly why Senators Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Rand Paul, Jeff Sessions, Jim Inhofe and Congressmen/women Marsha Blackburn, Michelle Bachmann, Louie Gohmert, Jim Bridenstine and others were exactly right to call for repeal to protect the health of their constituents, not to mention the financial health of our country.
Better if Democrats do it, I’m sure Karl Rove would say, but everyday, every hour, good health care insurance is evaporating for good and responsible people. The upside of no Republican-led repeal is, we were not allowed to save the smug two-time-Obama voters who actually pay for health care. There are some of those. I know some. They will suffer along with the rest of us.
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