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Obamacare's Rollout Could Be A Big Problem For Obama And Democrats In 2014
forbes ^ | 9/30/2013 | Merrill Matthews

Posted on 09/30/2013 10:15:14 AM PDT by tobyhill

If Democrats aren’t worried about President Obama’s “Problems? What problems?” response to the multiple glitches and snafus of his ObamaCare rollout, they should be. The public is deeply suspicious of the law and it wouldn’t take much to create an electoral backlash that could send dozens of incumbent Democrats home for good in November 2014.

We are being inundated daily with news stories highlighting the problems with, and those caused by, the legislation. Obama has indirectly acknowledged these problems by postponing several elements of the legislation.

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Higher costs means fewer votes. Obama once claimed ObamaCare would drive down health insurance premiums; officials now claim that with the subsidies most people will be paying less. Don’t be too sure.

For example, National Journal just released its assessment of how ObamaCare will affect the individual market. Two-thirds of workers with single coverage and 57 percent of workers with family coverage will see their costs go up in the exchange. In addition, recent stories claim that some of the premiums are lower than expected because the copays and deductibles are so high.

Those forced to pay higher out-of-pocket costs, as well as higher premiums, will perceive that ObamaCare is hurting them financially and voters may well decide to return that pain on those who forced them to pay more.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 113th; 2014election; 2014midterms; 2016election; abortion; deathpanels; democrats; election2014; election2016; elections; obama; obamacare; zerocare
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To: Lou L

Apparently you are recalling the old saying, “Every cloud has a silver lining.” Actually with the current mess every cloud has a load of wet bird droppings in it.


41 posted on 10/01/2013 6:18:38 AM PDT by RipSawyer
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