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… Why is ObamaCrapCare unafffordable …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,March 17th,2014

.. this is taking a riff from an article a friend of mine wrote on TAS on Monday . His name is David Catron …

.. [h/t — theAmerican Spectator]..
.. [link] to the aritlce …

.. why do i think that this stinker [ObamaCrapCare] is unaffordable :

[-] lack of tort reform — doctors et al will do a great deal of defensive medicine in order to cover their backsides . It becomes even more prevalent with specialists , where  the liability for medical malpractice has been pushed into the stratosphere .

[-] The legal system has become far too lenient with lawsuits and legal actions , just for lawyers to force a settlement . Those legal actions are most of  the time frivilous and unnecessary , driving up the costs for all of us …

[-] the Essential Benefits package — mandates were bad enough in the old days as  it was . The system could  have been adjusted for things like banning preexisting conditions without causing such a mess ….. But nooooooo . Now we have mandates upon mandates squared , with all of these unnecessary ” essential benefits . ” You only need to mandate a few basic ones , really simply , without causing such a mess , and jacking the costs up into the stratosphere …

[-]  guaranteed issue — this stinker allows people to game the system . They canwait  to get insurance until they get sick , then they know that they can get it no matter what the circumstances . This turns the economics and finances of traditional insurance , much less health insurance , inside out . The insurance system cannot withstand this game – playing …

[-] community rating — this one changes the cost curve into a politically correct one . Like with guaranteed issue , it turns the economics and finances of insurance inside out . Women and men ,  young and old do different things for different reasons . Community rating brings one part of the cost curve down , and  the other one too far up ; Ergo , it gets flattened . There are better ways to cover this than a P.C. cost curve , folks …

[-] penalties are too low — it is a similar problem for the individual mandate as it is for the employer mandate . The penalties for non – compliance are far too low . Given also the sky  – high insurance premiums with O.C.C. , it will accelerate the trend of people paying the penalty , and businesses dumping their employees onto the exchanges , instead of providiing health insurance …

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… His Royal Preachyness pitches a Failure [ObamaCrapCare] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,July 18th,2013

.. health insurance costs spiraling …

.. choices falling , or non – existent …

.. taxes bound to go up …

..With his healthcare reform under attack and Americans increasingly skeptical of  its benefits, President Barack Obama went on the offensive Thursday, announcing  the program will put $500 million into consumers’ pockets this summer and  claiming it has lowered insurance rates by $3.4 billion .
.. Obama, flanked by a dozen people who have received  rebates or have seen their insurance rates go down, estimated the average check  would be about $100, evidence he claimed showed the program is working.
..The president’s speech, his third address solely to tout Obamacare this year,  signals a renewed effort to promote the controversial law as it faces a new round of withering  attacks from Republicans who on Wednesday held two votes to repeal key  provisions of the law.

Republicans were quick to respond on  Thursday. House Speaker John Boehner insisted the GOP would continue  fighting Obamacare.

“The law has to go,” Boehner said after the president’s speech, vowing  to continue to work to “fully repeal the president’s healthcare law in its  entirety once and for all.” “Fairness is a basic tenet of our society,” Boehner said  at a press briefing Thursday. “And it is the bare minimum the American people  should expect from their government. But too often under this president, they  aren’t seeing it.”

Obama accused the  Republicans of playing politics by continuing to attack Obamacare.
“I  mention all this because [Wednesday], despite all the evidence that the law is  working the way it is supposed to for middle-class Americans, Republicans in the  House of Representatives voted for nearly the 40th time to dismantle it,” Obama  said.

“We’ve got a lot of important work to do,” Obama said. “Yet  instead, we are refighting these old battles. Sometimes I just try to figure out  why. Maybe they think it’s good politics. But part of our job here is to not  always think about politics.”

House GOP leaders seized on the Obama  administration’s surprise move last week  to delay the start of an employer  mandate to provide health  insurance or pay hefty fines. The White House rolled back the start from  2014 to 2015 to give businesses more time to comply with the law.

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