From the road (beach more like) Aggie brought this to our attention. I wasn’t sure about posting it at first because we’ve been making these points ourselves.
The central parts of ObamaCare don’t roll out until 2014, but the wheels are already falling off this clunker. The latest news from four federal agencies is that 1) insurance will be a lot less affordable than Americans were led to expect, 2) fewer people than promised will get insurance and 3) millions of people who have coverage through a job now will lose it, thanks to the president’s “reforms.” Oh, and children are the biggest victims.
The Affordable Care Act is looking less and less affordable.
All in all, at least 40 million people could be uninsured in 2016, only 9 million fewer than before the law was passed.
Expect the momentum for repealing this law to grow as its flaws, perverse incentives and faulty predictions come to light.
There are many well-argued objections in between. I can’t agree with her conclusion, however, that there is any momentum toward repeal. I used to hope so, but then we had this election.
This morning, however, I see her article—and the possibility of repeal—in rosier light:
California, the state that first attempted to implement President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, has realized there aren’t enough doctors to care for the large influx of newly insured patients.
The Los Angeles Times reports that only 16 of the state’s 58 counties meet the federal government’s recommended standard of primary care physicians, and almost 30 percent of California’s doctors are close to the retirement age — the highest percentage nationwide.
“We’re going to be mandating that every single person in this state have insurance,” Democratic state Sen. Ed Hernandez told the Los Angeles Times. “What good is it if they are going to have a health insurance card, but no access to doctors?”
Just kidding about repeal. This was just as predictable—and predicted!—as the other objections to ObamaCare. They’re all coming to pass (like a kidney stone), and they’re all exactly what we voted for.