Skip to comments.President Orders End to Health Care Debate
Posted on 04/04/2014 9:14:36 PM PDT by John Semmens
In a press conference heralding the attainment of 7 million enrollments in his signature Affordable Care Act insurance plan this past Monday, President Obama declared the debate over the merits of this law has been settled. The success of the program has been conclusively proven by the events of this past week. There is no longer any need for further discussion. I am instructing the FCC to monitor all media outlets that are licensed through this agency for compliance with my directive. Any unwarranted excursions into disputation or reporting that is intended to reflect negatively on the program or to undermine its acceptance among the population will be dealt with expeditiously and penalized if necessary.
A report from the RAND Corporation cast doubt on the magnitude of Obamacare's triumph. By RAND's estimate, fewer than a million of the President's touted 7 million newly insured came from the ranks of the previously uninsured. With an estimated total pool of uninsured of around 45 million less than 3% are now enrolled under the Administration's program.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius challenged the RAND report, saying that essentially all of the 7 million cited by the President came from the ranks of the uninsured. RAND is only looking at the long term uninsured. They have completely overlooked the 6 million newly uninsured that were obliged to sign up because their previous insurance was canceled for noncompliance with the ACA's requirements.
Sdebelius granted that 7 million may be a small portion of the number who will eventually enroll, but let's not forget that this target was met with only the 'carrot' of persuasion. The 'stick' of penalties has yet to be deployed. Now that the President has put further debate out-of-bounds we will be able to focus on using this enforcement tool to coral the laggards without having to fear public criticism.
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Dear President Obama,
I refuse, ignore, resist, and defy your “order for no more debate”.
Free Speech is a tenet of the Bill of Rights, and has been, before you came along, and shall be once you are gone.
Anyone got the Hillary Clinton rant? I am sick and tired... blah blah blah..
FU Obama, the debate has just begun.
And there will be costs.
The Arizona wrote:
“Anyone got the Hillary Clinton rant? I am sick and tired... blah blah blah..”
I hope she does run. I hope she runs so hard, and campaigns so much, that her tired, human shell warranty FAILS!
To Hell with you, zero!
We can talk about anything here in the USA!
Got it? You slime
But the insurance enrollments, that's where I had them. I proved with geometric logic that everyone now had health care.
From the clown in chief. The ass clowns in the media love this loser. Don’t worry it will get worse for the tas paying citizens.
The problem with that picture, of course, is that Barry has never had a pair of steel balls in his life.
That goodness this is satire but unfortunately is not too far off from reality though.
Too bad he didn’t use this kind of determination over Crimea...Oh that’s right he told Med in the overheard mike conversation that he couldn’t do anything until the 2012 election was over....evidently, we now know what that was all about.
(Thanks for the ping. Excellent as always.)
Jes' needling you, you so rarely slip up....
And, how many are actually paying enrollees? I’ll bet most of them are welfare cases & no one signed up, to foot the bill!
A debate is never over, my friend.
I find truth is no longer from Bozo a reality.
As a senior under cover by Fed requirements I am unable to understand any of BOZO’S requirements.
I’ll just wait for a while, for something positive to come along...
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