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It's "I Told You So" on ObamaCare
Real Clear Politics ^ | March 6, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg

Posted on 04/04/2013 9:21:02 PM PDT by grundle

"What we've learned through the course of this program is that this is really not a sensible way for the healthcare system to be run."

That was Gary Cohen, director of the Department of Health and Human Services' Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, talking. He was specifically responding to the apparently surprising need to halt enrollments in a program designed as a temporary bridge for people with preexisting conditions who couldn't wait until the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare) fully kicks in next year. The program was allocated $5 billion, but some estimate it will take $40 billion to fund the effort.

Such surprises are becoming routine. The New York Times has reported that many small and mid-size firms may be opting out of Obamacare entirely. "The new healthcare law created powerful incentives for smaller employers to self-insure," Deborah J. Chollet of the Mathematica Policy Research told the paper. "This trend could destabilize small-group insurance markets and erode protections provided by the Affordable Care Act."

It turns out that Obamacare actually makes self-insurance less of a gamble because you can always throw workers on public exchanges without penalty. Naturally, the administration's response is to look for ways to tighten the ratchet and make self-insurance harder. It's a typical response. The shortcomings of a wildly ambitious law only justify more regulatory strong-arming.

As Yuval Levin of the Ethics and Public Policy Center notes, the NYT never paused to ask why it's OK that "a design flaw in the law somehow empowers" regulators to punish private employers. But this is typical of so much coverage of Obamacare. It is just taken for granted that thing must be made to work.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 0care; 0carenightmare; defundobamacare; healthcare; jonahgoldberg; obamacare; obamalies; repealobamacare; stateexchanges

1 posted on 04/04/2013 9:21:02 PM PDT by grundle
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To: nutmeg

bookmark


2 posted on 04/04/2013 9:22:15 PM PDT by nutmeg (Rest in Peace, FReeper Extraordinaire Doctor Raoul...)
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To: grundle

Look for the “It’s Republicans fault it failed because they wanted it to fail from the beginning.”

Saying somebody’s plan will fail is not wanting it to fail.

Warning someone not to drive across a damaged bridge is not wanting them to drive across the damaged bridge.


3 posted on 04/04/2013 9:22:38 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

You nailed it.
That will be the new meme.

We can’t have Obama and crew take any fault.
Heck, they signed up for pre existing condition insurance.


4 posted on 04/04/2013 9:29:23 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

It is the fault of the sequester...isn’t everything?


5 posted on 04/04/2013 9:35:40 PM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: ogen hal

And the sequester is the fault of whoommmm....?


6 posted on 04/04/2013 9:36:48 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: grundle

Go to Youtube and watch: Oklahoma Doctors vs Obamacare...it should convince every sane person that his monstrosity is pure insanity.

What those doctors have done and apparently, what some others are doing across the country, proves that the whole health care system is a joke.

These doctors clearly show what they can do without interference.


7 posted on 04/04/2013 9:46:05 PM PDT by qaz123
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To: grundle
The Iraq war justifiably led to a lot of media soul-searching about how journalists were too credulous of the Bush administration's arguments.

What universe does Jonah Goldberg live in. From the get-go, the media treated with skepticism everything the Bush administration said on the Iraq War. And they did everything they could to turn the country against the war. And they ultimately succeeded.

What a suck-up tool Goldberg.

8 posted on 04/04/2013 10:13:07 PM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: grundle

When the SHTF, someone needs to publish the names and home addresses of every Senator, Congressman, and Lobbyist that pushed or voted for ObamaCare.

Then sit back and watch the fun begin.


9 posted on 04/04/2013 10:14:01 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: vbmoneyspender

is


10 posted on 04/04/2013 10:14:27 PM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: Secret Agent Man; mylife

You’re completely leaving out that whatever failures of 0bamacare are because of the sequester, of course, therefore they are the Republicans fault.


11 posted on 04/04/2013 10:46:29 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (This stuff we're going through now, this is nothing compared to the middle ages.)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

John Roberts (SCOTUS) sucks bigtime. Traitor.


12 posted on 04/05/2013 1:21:32 AM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: grundle

ObamaCare comes in 2 halves, running concurrently. The first half is to destroy the ‘old system’ which is pretty much done; already, it will be extremely hard to revert to the old system. The second half is to construct all the rules and regs which define ObamaCare with the actual physical structure coming later.

“What is done cannot be undone!”


13 posted on 04/05/2013 1:32:24 AM PDT by Richard Brandon Abroad (Hey people, it's different over here. Different people, money ... and news.)
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To: Cowboy Bob
"When the SHTF, someone needs to publish the names and home addresses of every Senator, Congressman, and Lobbyist that pushed or voted for ObamaCare."

No, when the SHTF, we need to go after the media.

Blame individual reporters, "journalists" and pundits for not telling us the truth about Obamacare.

For example, Chrissie Matthews would poop his pants if he saw a mob of citizens with torches and pitchforks coming after him.

14 posted on 04/05/2013 3:43:52 AM PDT by eCSMaster (Palin was correct!)
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To: grundle
It's a typical response. The shortcomings of a wildly ambitious law only justify more regulatory strong-arming.

As Yuval Levin of the Ethics and Public Policy Center notes, the NYT never paused to ask why it's OK that "a design flaw in the law somehow empowers" regulators to punish private employers. But this is typical of so much coverage of Obamacare. It is just taken for granted that thing must be made to work.

This law will create an entire underground health care system. Damn to hell any who signed it, and SCOTUS too.

15 posted on 04/05/2013 4:05:30 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq He could sure play that axe. RIP anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: grundle

Bump


16 posted on 04/05/2013 9:18:24 AM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: grundle

It was never about health care or affordability or reform.

This is about the communist hijacking of the US medical sector. Why do so many people not understand this?


17 posted on 04/05/2013 10:29:55 AM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (Free goodies for all -- Freedom for none.)
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