(Freedom.news) Obamacare has never been “successful,” and the man who the law is nicknamed after has never been honest about any of it.
But judging by his refusal to tear it down and start over (or, better still, tear it down and leave non-governmental private sector health care to the private sector), Barack Obama signals daily that he doesn’t feel your pain and doesn’t care to feel your pain.
In recent days the Congressional Budget Office released the latest enrollment figures for the Affordable Care Act – figures the legacy media summarily ignored because, frankly, they weren’t very flattering for the administration it has long protected.
As reported by the Washington Examiner, the CBO projects that more people will opt to purchase mandated health insurance through networks outside of the Obamacare exchanges, meaning that only 13 million of the forecast 21 million will actually partake in the government-run scheme.
Further estimating that the bulk of enrollees – 11 million – will become wards of state, “qualifying” for taxpayer subsidized coverage, CBO also said that eventually enrollee figures will rise, as will the tab. The subsidized enrollees will added to the current large Medicaid roll, expanding the federal deficit by billions over the coming decade.
The fact is, it really doesn’t matter what Obamacare’s final enrollment figures are; indeed, lower rolls mean less costs to taxpayers, a good thing. It’s not even that it’s another huge government entitlement program, though that is certainly bad enough.
No, what’s wrong with Obamacare is the fact that Americans are forced to participate – just as if they were living in Cuba, or Venezuela, or China. And, according to the RealClearPolitics average, most wouldn’t if they had a choice.
And judging by the wild discrepancies in what the CBO and Obama administration predicted in terms of sign-ups versus the number of people actually signing up just proves, once again, that the pinheads and bean counters and social change artists within government really don’t understand the people they mean to rule.
Obamacare isn’t fundamental “health care reform” in that sense. It is an iron-fisted, top-down, one-size-fits-all, do-as-we-say, buy-it-or-else, IRS-managed health insurance requirement that 1) has raised premiums; 2) still doesn’t cover everyone; 3) led to the cancellation of previously-held plans; and 4) is putting added pressure on a health care system that was already over-regulated.
Moreover, if the right combination of socialism in the Oval Office and Congress ever come together again like what happened during Obama’s first term, the governing elite will completely crush what’s left of the country’s private health insurance industry, declaring it to be the problem that only more big government can fix.
Obama will have none of it, however. As president he will leave the White House fully tenured and provided a handsome retirement. His insurance rates will never be a problem for him or his family because he, like the Clintons before him, will command – and receive – millions to speak, write books and “advise” people on “governing.” This massive failure will never harm nor touch him.
Meanwhile, tens of millions of Americans will continue to struggle under a law he signed and habitually refused to revisit, no matter how much Americans have had to scrimp to pay for ever-rising premiums and out-of-pocket expenses he promised would never happen.
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