Promises of Obamacare Fall Short

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Once Obamacare kicks in fully in 2014, we’ll be seeing stories like this every week:

“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.”

“The program, which was launched in summer 2010, was always intended as a temporary bridge for the uninsured. But it was supposed to last until 2014.”

Now wait a minute!

Are you telling me that when you offer people ‘free’ healthcare they actually sign up for it?

Are you telling me that a ‘free’ healthcare system runs out of money when people actually start using it?

Are you telling me that some people will be turned away from a ‘free’ healthcare system?

Yeah…..Yes…..Hell Yes and oh by the way, Obama lied.

Wow, how could we have seen this coming?  Answer – here, here, here, and here.

And if you think a small $5 billion ‘bridge’ program running out of money is bad, just wait until the $1.76 trillion behemoth crashes.  God help us.

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8 Responses to Promises of Obamacare Fall Short

  1. blaine says:

    This struck me as a perfect paradigm for Obama Care.

    I recently had to go to the DMV here in California and stand in a line that was out the door. I and everyone else in line with me, wasted over 3 hours.

    In order to try to avoid this, I went by the DMV on five different days at different times to see if I could happen upon a shorter line. No luck.

    While I was standing in line, I started doing mental math to try to figure out how many billions of dollars in productivity was lost by people like me, standing in DMV lines all over the state.

    Then, after an hour and a half, I actually made it inside the front door where there was a big poster entitled, “Where your DMV Dollars Go.” It informed me that the legislators had allocated 9% of the funds the DMV collects to actually running the DMV. The rest goes to fund other city, county and state departments.

    You don’t have to be a genius to figure out that if the DMV was allocated 12% of the funds it collects instead of 9%, maybe billions of dollars in lost productivity wouldn’t happen.

    This struck me as a perfect paradigm for Obama Care. Then I realized it wasn’t because after you stand in line for Obama Care, there won’t be anyone behind the counter to help you.

  2. Nice post, Cosmo.

    Insurance has always been a topic where our government knows next to nothing, and that is being kind.
    It was my biggest fear when they proposed Obamacare.

    So I’m not surprised by such items as you’ve highlighted, as they come out.
    Mad? Frustrated? Insulted?
    But not surprised…

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