Obamacare exchanges hit with over 50 percent fail rate; feds claim the worse the glitches, the bigger the success!
From: “Freenations” <[email protected]>
Date: October 2, 2013 4:32:26 AM PDT (CA)
Subject: The Obamacare disaster – not on the BBC
The then House Speaker Nancy Pelosi delivered the breathtaking response when challenged: “We have to pass this (Obamacare) Bill so you can know what’s in it.”
The Insurance Invoices are now arriving in the homes of America’s working households. Premiums are rising by 200-300% and people are being asked to pay the first $5000 of costs. The federally-mandated content of each and every policy is forcing post-menopausal women to insure against maternity cover, and Roman Catholic nuns to fund contraception.
That legislation was forced through in the most partisan manner: it received not one single Republican vote. For such a significant cultural and economic change, this is unique. Also unique is the remarkable fact that the Bill was large, complex, and so timetabled that it was physically impossible for any of the legislators to have read it within the time available, and the vast majority still have not. In the current debate, Senator Cruz was able to rebuke Senate Democrat Leader Harry Reid by pointing out that he, unlike Reid, had read it. It is doubtful that many in the UK appreciate this extraordinary breach of duty by the proponents of Obamacare. Can you imagine the response of the BBC if Iain Duncan Smith had brought his Welfare Reform Bill to Parliament at 24-hours notice and declared such a thing? Yet this dimension of the controversy is wholly absent from the reporting over here. It would not be hard to find intelligent commentators to explain it, but this degree of balance is never called upon.
The President assured the electorate that if they wished to keep their existing health policies, they would be able to do so. He named the legislation “The Affordable Care Act”. He was re-elected on that prospectus. Those who will elect the Congress in 2014 are taking a closer interest, but not all of them. Only those who will pay for Obamacare are really interested.