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Monday, March 02, 2015

Obamacare damage assessment

Republican Senators Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, John Barrasso of Wyoming, and Orrin Hatch of Utah rolled out in the Washington Post their plan for salvaging Obamacare.

Their assessment of the situation was damning:
First and most important: We would provide financial assistance to help Americans keep the coverage they picked for a transitional period. It would be unfair to allow families to lose their coverage, particularly in the middle of the year.
Most of these people have gone through the wringer to get this insurance. Millions lost their previous health-care plans because those plans didn’t meet Obamacare’s requirements; others no longer have access to the doctors or hospitals they were accustomed to; millions spent weeks trying to purchase insurance on the flawed Web site rolled out by the administration; and many have seen their out-of-pocket health costs or premiums skyrocket.
People do not deserve further disruption from this law.
This is what happens when Ivy League Democrats who think They Know Everything take unilateral and arbitrary action. More people lost or had their insurance damaged by Obamacare than were fixed.

Alexander, Barrasso and Hatch offered no specifics.

I would just repeal and turn the problem over to the states. Maybe I would encourage the states to expand Medicaid coverage to the nearly poor.

GOOD.

4 comments:

  1. I knew there was a reason to not vote for John, it's the company he keeps.

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  2. T says:

    The change should also include a repeal of the prohibition of selling Health Care across state lines. Anytime the free market has been permitted to work its results, although imperfect, have always been better than even the best results of any government program at any federal or state level.

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  3. I take it there are two Anons posting.

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  4. "I would just repeal and turn the problem over to the states. Maybe I would encourage the states to expand Medicaid coverage to the nearly poor."

    Indeed, had the doofuses in DC done that instead of Obamacare, the vast majority of the chronically 10-12 million "uninsured" Americans would have been taken care of without disrupting the entire US health care industry. For the rest of the other millions of "uninsured" folks who burden our healthcare system, the illegal aliens, I'd send the bill for their coverage directly to Mexico and tell 'em to pay up or else the mass deportations start the very next day.

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