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Finally, Obamacare is Working!
Illinois Review ^ | April 1, 2014 A.D. | John F. Di Leo

Posted on 04/01/2014 10:01:27 AM PDT by jfd1776

Rarely has a bill passed by Congress endured as many nicknames, both positive and negative, as The Affordable Care Act of 2010. Obamacare, Nationalized Healthcare, Socialized Medicine, even The Abominable Care Act… the list seems endless, as do the tentacles of this far-reaching 2000-some-page law, not to mention the stacks of enabling regulations that already tower over the average homeowner’s foreclosed house.

But the critics and skeptics must admit at last, four years after its passage, that the program is working far beyond the wildest dreams of its supporters.

Despite almost daily, almost laughable website crashes, holes in its security that a terrorist could drive a truck through, and a cadre of “navigators” who know nothing about healthcare but everything about vote fraud and identity theft, the Affordable Care Act is nevertheless, slowly but surely, racking up applicants, at least some of whom reportedly are paying for their policies. Nothing ensures volunteerism quite like a healthy fear of fines and imprisonment.

Sure, shout the skeptics, doctors and nurses are retiring or changing careers at a record clip. The statistics don’t lie. But the medical practice is about so much more than, well, having medical practitioners.

Sure, the naysayers report with alarm, hospitals and clinics, urgent care facilities and specialist offices, are closing from coast to coast, as the plummeting payment rate from a bankrupt and undependable government turns once-successful healthcare providers into paupers. Healthcare is about so much more than, well, health care.

And sure, the insurance companies that were suckered into supporting this program are now suffering in a way that even the conservatives didn’t predict, because the economics of this program have been even worse in every way than anybody had predicted. They’re suffering some severe losses, as the administration changes the playbook on a weekly basis, ever requiring more from the insurance companies, ever compensating them for it less. But health insurance is about so much more than, well, the millions of Americans who were formerly gainfully employed in the once profitable industry of the sale, management, and delivery of insurance services.

No, on this day, this very special day, one day after the final day to sign up on the government website for this amazing program, let’s toast to its success.

Let’s delight in the benefits of a program that defies the laws of economics and of human nature, a program in which you can buy insurance after you already have the malady you’re insuring against… a program in which 40 million more people can get a better product for less money than 40 million fewer had paid for it before… a program in which you can serve more people, better, with fewer providers… in which driving healthcare costs above housing costs is considered an achievement… a program in which we cheer the millions who've allegedly signed up, while conveniently failing to acknowledge the tens of millions of the formerly insured, who are being thrown off their plans at the same time... a program in which the nonworking get better benefits for less money than the working do, in which illegal aliens can enjoy greater privileges than natural citizens of what was once the greatest economy on earth.

Let’s raise a toast to the ACA – to Obamacare – on this warm spring day, this April 1, 2014, the only day of the year when up is down, when bankruptcy is success, when underemployment is championed and denying cures to the sick is considered "liberation."

Yes, let’s cheer Obamacare, this job depressant, this industry-crippler, this toxic pandemic. Let’s rejoice in its success, on the one day of the year when the laws of Supply and Demand no longer apply, the one and only day when the economic policies and philosophical sophistry of the modern Democratic Party make perfect sense.

Copyright 2014 John F. Di Leo

John F. Di Leo is a Chicago based international trade compliance manager, trainer, columnist and actor. His columns appear regularly in Illinois Review.

Permission is hereby granted to forward freely, provided it is uncut and the byline and IR URL are included, along with the publication date, which in this case is obviously a critical element of the piece. Follow John F. Di Leo on LinkedIn or Facebook, or on Twitter at @johnfdileo.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Conspiracy; Government; Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: 0carenightmare; aprilfools; healthcare; obamacare; obamacaresarcasm
Stand Up And Cheer! Obamacare is working today!

Certainly not yesterday... probably not tomorrow either...

But today it works!

1 posted on 04/01/2014 10:01:27 AM PDT by jfd1776
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To: jfd1776

How very fitting that April 1, dedicated to fooling people, would be the day that ObamaCare is being celebrated by the Left. The American people will find out soon enough that this was truly All Fools’ Day.


2 posted on 04/01/2014 10:06:55 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: jfd1776
"Obamacare: Working for ALL! of us!"

4/1/14

3 posted on 04/01/2014 10:07:24 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't give up! The liberals are buggering and aborting themselves into extinction.)
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To: txrefugee

I’m pretty sure the author is being very sarcastic.


4 posted on 04/01/2014 10:08:48 AM PDT by apoxonu
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To: jfd1776

Happy April Fools Day


5 posted on 04/01/2014 10:09:29 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: clintonh8r

And I can finally get the vasectomy AND hysterectomy I’ve always wanted.


6 posted on 04/01/2014 10:10:39 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: jfd1776
This is such excellent news. Go Obamacare. Go Nancy. Run Baby Run. Now the Dems will feel free to make Obamacare the centerpiece of their campaign. Are you listening Mary L.? Time to schedule those joint campaign tours with Obama. How sweet it is.


7 posted on 04/01/2014 10:11:39 AM PDT by InterceptPoint
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Why does people supposedly signing up as per the law mean the law is working? Shouldn’t the measure be 100% of the people now have instant access to free quality health care?


8 posted on 04/01/2014 10:12:12 AM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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Why does people supposedly signing up as per the law mean the law is working? Shouldn’t the measure be 100% of the people now have instant access to free quality health care?


9 posted on 04/01/2014 10:13:41 AM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: cripplecreek
Bwahahahahaha ... now that there was FUNNY!
10 posted on 04/01/2014 10:15:56 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: MHGinTN

April Fool!!!!!!!!!!


11 posted on 04/01/2014 10:17:44 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: MHGinTN

April Fool!!!!!!!!!! The only people believing the latest lies are heavily medicated and restrained in a mental institution.


12 posted on 04/01/2014 10:18:22 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: jfd1776

Bull Obama.

The numbers don’t work now.

Didn’t work then.

And won’t work tomorrow.

And the MSM knows it (as math illiterate as they are, this is at the third grade level, so at least 50% of the news readers out there should be able to study overnight and understand.)

In summary...PURE BULL OBAMA.


13 posted on 04/01/2014 10:19:06 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: apoxonu
Ya think DiNozzo??
14 posted on 04/01/2014 10:19:30 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: jfd1776

Is 0DontCare over yet?


15 posted on 04/01/2014 10:26:30 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: jfd1776

less than 2 million people covered who didn’t have insurance, and the majority of these are getting heavy subsidies, almost a free ride to sign up

if that’s a success, then this really IS April Fools Day

meanwhile, everybody’s premiums are skyrocketing out here and many people are losing their coverages altogether


16 posted on 04/01/2014 10:38:16 AM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: jfd1776
Rarely has a bill passed by Congress endured as many nicknames, both positive and negative, as The Affordable Care Act of 2010. Obamacare, Nationalized Healthcare, Socialized Medicine, even The Abominable Care Act…

How about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act?

How's that patient protection working for you?

-PJ

17 posted on 04/01/2014 10:40:18 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: jfd1776

More lies and BS. And the corruption goes on and on and on.


18 posted on 04/01/2014 10:41:12 AM PDT by mulligan (I)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

(ahem)

Nice one, John. :’)


19 posted on 04/01/2014 11:05:26 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Obama is now making Jimmy Carter look like Attila the Hun. /focus/news/3138768/posts)
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To: SunkenCiv

Thank ya kindly, folks!

Have a great April Fools Day!

Tip your server... Try the Veal!


20 posted on 04/01/2014 11:09:48 AM PDT by jfd1776 (John F. Di Leo, Illinois Review Columnist, former Milwaukee County Republican Party Chairman)
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To: mulligan

Why does anyone believe that 7 million people signed up, including over a million in just the last couple days?

What ever happened to the stories about how the unemployment numbers were cooked right before the 2012 election ... There’s an established pattern here.


21 posted on 04/01/2014 11:14:23 AM PDT by tanknetter
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>> Let’s raise a toast to the ACA – to Obamacare – on this warm spring day, this April 1, 2014

I’m paying more now with fewer provisions and I couldn’t keep my doctor.

We know 5 million lost their insurance. And there’s no hard data proving that any ACA subscribers have actually paid.

Obamacare sucks!


22 posted on 04/01/2014 12:09:45 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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And I’m not joking...


23 posted on 04/01/2014 12:10:10 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: cripplecreek
And I can finally get the vasectomy AND hysterectomy I’ve always wanted.

With Obamacare’s gender neutral coverage, Liberal Obamacare supporters basically tell those of us who object to it to "Go f**k yourselves!" When we point out the irrationality of that proposition, they offer coverage for surgery to MAKE IT POSSIBLE!!!! And provide free hormonal injections so it will work.

That might explain the California CoveredCalifornia Help Hotline phone number. . . "Men, Press 1, to talk with HOT women for free! Women, press 2 to talk with HOT men for free. . . Not sure? Press 3. . .

24 posted on 04/01/2014 11:28:37 PM PDT by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft insult free zone... but if the insults to Mac users continue...)
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To: jfd1776

USSR said that we would hang ourselves with rope we manufactured ... the insurance companies who helped write this nightmare were all betting on being the last man standing. It will all crumple and Uncle Santa will have to ride to the rescue ... we have met the enemy and he is us!


25 posted on 04/02/2014 2:25:23 AM PDT by galtman (America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.)
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