Sorry not to be more articulate (and clean!), so let me try again: WTF?

Tens of thousands of Americans who cannot get health insurance because of preexisting medical problems will be blocked from a program designed to help them because funding is running low.

Obama administration officials said Friday that the state-based “high-risk pools” set up under the 2010 health-care law will be closed to new applicants as soon as Saturday and no later than March 2, depending on the state.

Pardon my ignorance (as ever), but wasn’t one of the big sales pitches of EdselCare that no one should be denied health insurance because of a preexisting condition?

And now the government is denying people health insurance because of a preexisting condition?

I repeat: Huh?

[W]hile only about 135,000 people have gotten coverage at some point, they are proving far more costly to insure than predicted.

Between 9 million and 25 million people with preexisting conditions are uninsured, depending on the estimate.

Many people who are uninsured go untreated, exacerbating their medical problems. When they finally do get coverage through a high-risk pool, they are in immediate need of expensive care.

“What we’ve learned through the course of this program is that this is really not a sensible way for the health-care system to be run,” Cohen said.

You said it, pal. Our new health insurance coverage sounds a lot like the old, except for the lack of any choice or means of appeal.

We’ve taken our most precious asset, our health, and turned it over to something very much like the Registry of Motor Vehicles.

My God have mercy on our souls.

PS: “Between 9 million and 25 million” is a big spread (close enough for government work, however), but 135,000 is a piss-poor percentage of either one.


  1. Bloodthirsty Liberal said,

    February 17, 2013 @ 5:50 pm

    Unbelievable. Every single thing he promised is disappearing and there isn’t any sort of outcry. Remember when he promised that he would bend the cost curve down with long term nursing care insurance? That went away. Now people with pre-existing conditions won’t be covered. This is absolutely pathetic. We’re such dopes.

    - Aggie

  2. Buck O'Fama said,

    February 17, 2013 @ 8:25 pm

    How about: “It has become very clear to everyone involved who is analytical and not ideological that the rational strategy, for both large and small firms, is to cease providing health care insurance to employees.”

    Or maybe: Key Democrats Turn on Obamacare… Powerful Democrats who helped write and pass Obamacare subjected the new law’s chief administrator to withering criticism at a Senate hearing yesterday.

    Everywhere, there are dribs and drabs of stories NOT reported on much in the general media (Surprise!) about problems with this POS. I’ve seen so many I can’t keep track. You guys have one practically every day. The general public who is depending on the usual MSM idiots for their news has NO IDEA of the crapstorm that is coming (my sister-in-law thinks ObamaCare is going to “provide health insurance” for her husband’s sister, who works as a temp. The woman is NOT stupid but she don’t know what she don’t know.)

    I have the sense that ObamaCare is the political analog to the Sword of Damocles hanging over the Democrooks’ heads. I think they are starting to get that sense as well.

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