Skip to comments.Veep Says Trials and Tribulations of Health Law Qualify President for Sainthood
Posted on 03/21/2014 10:00:24 PM PDT by John Semmens
No one has suffered more than the President over this thing, said Vice-President Joe Biden commenting on the disastrous Affordable Care Act. I know it will be hard for those who've lost coverage or seen their premiums skyrocket to grasp this. But these people have minor individual problems. The President has to face a rising tide of criticism and blame. He's not used to that. If anyone qualifies for sainthood it's him.
Talk show host Ellen Degeneres largely concurred in Biden's assessment arguing that while there may be a few malcontents, I think the vast majority of Americans are truly grateful for what the President has done for them.
Malcontent Mort Dedmon begged to differ. Because of this new law my insurance carrier was forced to cancel our 'bad apple' policy, Dedmon complained. It didn't offer a zero out-of-pocket cost coverage for birth control. But it was paying for my wife's stage-3 breast cancer treatments. I think we're signed up for a complying plan, but I can't be sure. My wife's new doctor made us sign papers accepting financial responsibility in the event that we aren't signed up. On top of this, the monthly premium for our new insurance is almost twice what we were paying before.
Biden characterized Dedmon's situation as a minor bump in the road. From a broader perspective, the implementation of a nationwide uniform health insurance is of greater importance. Every major advance in civilization always leaves a few people behind. In our view, we must take these inevitable casualties in stride if we hope to win the battle for social justice.
The battle may be a long one, though. The Department of Health and Human Services estimates that as many as one million of the previously uninsured may have signed up to purchase Obamacare compliant policies. HHS is currently unable to ascertain how many of these potential customers will follow through by making payments of their premiums, but predicted that if payments can approach the 90% range at this rate we'll be on pace to eradicate the uninsured cohort in less than 20 years.
In related news, Treasury Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy Mark Mazur admitted to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that I don't recall anyone raising the issue of whether we have the legal authority to administratively modify the terms of the Affordable Care Act. I mean, this is the President's law. If he tells us to make changes regarding who is affected by any of its provisions who are we to question him?
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Supposed to go up as much as 300% next year. I’m sure Democrats will love that the next few elections.
You kid, but the line between parody and reality becomes blurred a great deal in Obama’s America.
This one is so easy to sucker you in because it’s so like something jivin junkman joe would say!
“Oh no you don’t!”
Semi-news, semi-satire, semi-scary.
libtards pass a law that makes the common man’s life awful, but it’s obama whose “trials” b/c of this law deserves sainthood.
good ol’ gaffe joe.
“And he’s articulate, and bright, and clean...” Barack Hussein 0bama, aka Santa Claus.
What a relief! Every time Biden is quoted I prepare to cringe.
Great translation of Bambi and Joe’s comments!
I stand corrected.
I know this is semi-news/semi-satire, but I hate to tell bite me that the bump in the road he felt was the “Bridge Out” sign with a canyon just ahead.
I didn’t know Muslims could be sainted.
Plugs Biden is way overdue for being checked into the county home.
Misses the fact cost of food, especially essentials like MILK now cost MORE than a gallon of gas in most parts of the country. Our gas in Atoka TN was $3.22 2 days ago, milk was #3.95 for store brand. Name brand was over $4.
Another round for my friends bartender.... xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox
Can our Marxist Messiah, obama, be a saint, also?
I only looked at the title and laughed out loud.
I don’t need to read the article to know it’s golden.
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