Skip to comments.Obamacare Is Over (If You Want It)
Posted on 12/18/2013 8:26:23 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
Despite reports following the shutdown debacle, Sen. Ted Cruz has only begun to fight Obamacare.
"......................The Obamacare wars of 2013 already seem quaint. Telling conservatives that a funding bill was the last chance to kill the law was great for fundraising. It was true, as Cruz repeatedly said, that subsidies could make the law more popular. But reports of Cruzs ultimate defeat were written too soon. Last week, to little fanfare, his office released a helpful list of probable constitutional problems with Obamacare. Just in case any lawyers wanted to look into that.
(Excerpt) Read more at slate.com ...
The Legal Limit: The Obama Administration's Attempts to Expand Federal Power -- Report No. 2: Obamacare "The Administrations Lawless Acts on Obamacare and Continued Court Challenges to Obamacare / By U.S. Senator Ted Cruz...
None of legal issues will matter very much. The real disaster has yet to occur as we are simply in the lull before the storm, because in early 2014, horror stories will start emerging about people with obama-cancelled insurance not being able to continue their chemotherapy, dialysis treatments, trauma patients being denied care at designated trauma centers and hospital emergency departments being swamped with people unable to see their doctor.
This will start happening in January, become a deluge in February, and turn into a tsunami of death by March 2014, at which time voters will start hunting Democrats down in the streets with pitchforks and dogs. And a well-deserved hunt it will be too, because people are going to die as obamacare sends our existing health care system into complete and total chaos.
All the Republicans need to do is twiddle their fingers until the Democrats BEG them to fix obamacare, at which point the Republicans need to carry through on their promises and repeal and replace it. And if the Republicans betray us and don’t do that, it is the end of the Republican Party.
Well, just in case it is a good idea to look at Cruz’s list.
If I am not mistaken, all dialysis patients are eligible for Medicare -- regardless of age. So, for the time being, dialysis patients are safe from the ravages of Obamacare.
Ted Cruz was right in September, and he is right now.
Lib whining about the fact that we who hate this law won’t just wave the white flag and go away.
You guys passed it on a party line vote with seedy procedure. Real the Whirlwind!!
But what will really happen is that the voters (esp. LIVs) will start demanding Single Payer (at least the ones you will be allowed to hear about...), so that it will “never happen again.” The Democrats will, of course, offer this, and the ‘Pubbies will go along.
Exactly as planned.
“.................Americans already know that ObamaCare means higher premiums and a shrinking roster of doctors. But they have not yet realized that ObamaCare plans are not portable and will impede their ability to travel.
What happens to those plans to send the kids to live with the grandparents for the summer, when little Josh needs to keep up with his allergy shots? What decision will a family make when Dad needs to move to start his new job, while the kids stay behind to finish up the school year? What kind of financial pain will be inflicted on American contract workers, who rent a hotel residence for three months while they complete a project? And who will buy a vacation home when the costs include out-of-pocket medical expenses?
Moreover, ObamaCare may soon start impacting access to emergency room care. With Americans no longer able to receive routine medical services when they travel, will they start showing up in emergency rooms for sore throats and backaches? And how will these new throngs of patients affect the waiting time of people with genuine medical emergencies?
“I have 35 years in the industry, and I’ve never seen anything like this,” the New York insurance broker told me. “ObamaCare is a rolling disaster. Every time we go down the road, we get hit with another catastrophe.”
“Pubbies will go along. Exactly as planned.”
If that is in fact what happens, that really will be the end of the Republican party.