Skip to comments.Obama: I won, so stop talking about Obamacare
Posted on 04/21/2014 11:53:19 AM PDT by Starman417
Barack Obama held a press conference the other day during which he took a "victory lap" and taunted Republicans in his typical juvenile fashion:
At a press conference yesterday President Obama asserted that when it comes to ObamaCare, the Republican Party "is going through the stages of grief--anger and denial and all that stuff--and we're not at acceptance yet."
His endless hubris echoes his "I won" utterance in 2009.
Then James Taranto notes this:
A Politico reporter asked the president: "Do you think it's time for Democrats to start campaigning loudly and positively on the benefits of ObamaCare?" Watch him contradict himself in response: "We need to move on to something else. That's what the American people are interested in. I think that Democrats should forcefully defend [ObamaCare]. . . . I don't think we should apologize for it, and I don't think we should be defensive about it."
He says "we need to move on," and two sentences later calls for a forceful defense, before saying that "I don't think we should be defensive about it," which reminds us of Martin Short as Nathan Thurm: "I'm not being defensive! You're the one who's being defensive! Why is it always the other person who's being defensive? Have you ever asked yourself that? Why don't you ask yourself that?"
Unfortunately, Barack Obama is a liar and just can't stop lying:
Although Mr. Obama touted the 35 percent of federal exchange enrollees he said were younger than 35, the administration acknowledged in a fact sheet that just 28 percent are 18 to 34 the key demographic insurers need to sign up in order to cover the costs of older Americans with health conditions who no longer can be denied coverage. Economists said the number needed to prevent premium spikes is close to 40 percent.
As we have observed here, 60% of Americans think Obama is a liar.
And Obamacare isn't becoming popular.
The president's triumphal tone suggests that this is self-evidently good news and reason to celebrate the success of his health care law. He says that candidates from his party should be proud of the law and defend it. But that's not likely to happen, and the reasons are deeper than disputes about how many people actually signed up through a health care exchange.
The first is that many people are finding out that the insurance they bought through an exchange doesn't really ensure they'll get medical care. There have been repeated stories of people finding out that even though they have insurance, they can't find a doctor who will accept it. The Wall Street Journal, for example, reports that residents of New Hampshire's capital city "have to drive to other cities to get covered hospital care." Buying a product that doesn't work is a sure way to create an angry customer.
Additionally, the health care law has created even more angry customers who have found out that they have to change doctors. For some, that's just a minor inconvenience. For others, it's a huge problem.
And, of course, the law is making health insurance more expensive. The head of Aetna, Mark Bertolini, and other industry executives have said they expect to see significant price hikes from the law. That impacts tens of millions of Americans -- including many who were happy with their insurance before Obama's law was passed.
What all of this means is that the president's claim of 8 million enrollees is not something to be dismissed or ignored. But the claim's incomplete and a bit like saying a baseball score is eight. Eight runs in a major league baseball game is a good thing, but you can't really evaluate it unless you know how many runs the other team scored.
And, for the president's health care law, the negatives are still piling up a lot faster than the positives.
And that's just the beginning. Remember how Obama claimed that his law was already bending the healthcare cost curve down?
Liars are going to lie. It wasn't Obamacare that bent the cost curve down. It was the lousy Obama economy.
And now? Health care costs are expected to rise.
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Who said anything about medical care?
This is about being *covered*
Now those insurance companies cant drop me.
Unless my employer drops that company, but that would be all their fault.
Obama’s motives are pure as snow, well slightly dark snow.
Unfortunately it does seem like he won the ACA. I mean it would be nice to think that the Republicans are going to get rid of it next year, but with Obama having VETO power, I doubt that will happen. 2016 is unknown at this point so who knows. Evil always win...maybe not in the end, but it seems to be lately.
I am rarely in agreement with this radical Left Marxist on anything.
But he does have a point: Elections (even if stolen) have consequences.
What did the voters THINK was going to happen turning over the presidency and both houses of Congress over to the Democrats?
Nationalized health care insurance has been part of the Democrat Party platform and agenda since the days of Harry Truman.
The “voters” thought it was a wonderful idea for everyone to have healthcare, that it was only fair. They just didn’t think they would have to pay for it or that it would affect them.
LOL! President Pinocchio is a dolt.
Americans forced to accept communism.
His”Popularity”Ends?What About This Country????????
Barack, baby. If there’s one thing some of us have learned from you Commies is that the fight is NEVER over.
Hell, defund 'em all and put the funds to rebuilding our military, begging those good men who were purged to come back after we kick out all of those who have no place in the military. Arm our Soldiers and Marines with all those cool toys the alphabet agencies have acquired. If those nitwits calling themselves agents want to play soldier, let 'em do it like real men, then pull our troops home and put them on a detail to secure the border while rounding up and deporting every one of the 30 million illegals squatting in our States. It worked for Eisenhower. It'll work again. If Mexico barks about injustice, quote their constitution to them and dare them to try something. I'll bet the Mexicans blink first.
He’s right about the stages of grief, but it’s the Demagogic Party that’s stuck on denial. I’d say, the Demagogic Party and the media shills, but I didn’t want to be redundant. Thanks Starman417.
Whoops! Half of Georgias Insurance Enrollees Havent Paid Yet
“Unfortunately it does seem like he won the ACA. I mean it would be nice to think that the Republicans are going to get rid of it next year, but with Obama having VETO power, I doubt that will happen. 2016 is unknown at this point so who knows. Evil always win...maybe not in the end, but it seems to be lately.”
Obama did win. I firmly believe that if you handed power to the GOP as it’s currently constituted, they’d keep obamacare, as long as they could avoid blame.
I can’t stand this A-hole any longer. He is so full of crap if he took a laxative he’d disappear.
And even in the unlikely event the GOPe wins the presidency and both houses of congress in 2016, the law and its bureaucracy will be so firmly established come 2017 that it will be the only game in town and will only be fixed into single payor, not repealed. No one on this site really expects the GOPe to grow a pair, do they?
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