This is a topic that I am not dropping. I don’t care how tired anyone is of it, or that it’s still Passover for me, or that it’s Easter for you. Obamacare is the GREATEST failure of the past 30 years of American federal policy, possibly even more. Yet the aptly named Dick Meyer of DecodeDC thinks that he can massage away the truth. The fact is that no amount of idiotic posturing can cover up the fact that
a.) Nobody wants to sell Obamacare. . .
b.) nobody wants to buy Obamacare . . .
c.) and sure as hell nobody wants to EXPLAIN Obamacare.
You can read this brilliant analysis on the whole problem of availabilities at ZeroHedge.
Don’t believe Dick
By Dick’s logic Obamcare will be fine. He even subtitles his article: “5 reasons why Obamacare may live and thrive”.
That’s not gonna happen Dick. Not even close. Let’s go back to a little place called “The real world”.
1.) In Georgia ACA enrollment dropped by 94,000 subscribers going into 2017. With Anthem pulling outin 2018, most of the state won’t even have that to depend on.
2.) The same goes for Missouri and Colorado. If Anthem does pull out then the majority of those states’ counties would have no coverage. The press is under-reporting this, because they are too stoked on the failure of Trumpcare/Ryancare to pass the house. They’re so partisan that they won’t accept that a failed policy is worse than a failed legislative bill.
3.) Dick’s ridiculous belief is that Obamacare will be fine because spineless Republicans like Paul Ryan will not have the balls to stop using off the books appropriations that Barack Obama started using in 2014 that were ruled illegal in a federal court just last year. This is ludicrous: Even with those appropriations which were used to accommodate the outrageous corporate subsidies for Obamacare both premiums and deductibles have exploded and will continue to explode.
4.) This all besides the point that Obamacare’s failures and lies have been shown to be markedly different from what it was presented as in 2010.
So you might be asking why I would care about this one article. The fact is that Meyer’s brazen confidence that simply due to Standard & Poor’s declaration that Obamacare was “not in a death spiral” is maddening. Even Obamacare’s high priest of spin Paul Krugman has not only admitted but openly called for Obamacare to be propped up by the elixir of all ailments: more federal money (cough Bailouts).Well that would be fine were it not for the fact that year after year the federal government has touted projections that enrollments are going up, that rates will not explode, that competition will thrive, and that the state exchanges will be solvent. None of that has come true and you shouldn’t take the bait.
Better yet, you should probably talk to Dick yourself: @DickMeyer_DC.