Skip to comments.Editorial: Now Democrats know what's in Obamacare
Posted on 10/25/2013 5:51:08 AM PDT by rellimpank
"We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it ... "
then-U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Obamacare legislation, March 9, 2010.
Not long after she uttered that infamous phrase, Pelosi got her way. She stampeded House Democrats to vote for a massive, complex Obamacare plan that few lawmakers in either party had time to understand. She and Democratic Senate leaders ramrodded Obamacare without a single Republican vote.
Democratic lawmakers voted for a bill without a clear idea of how well it would work.
Now they know.
Obamacare is faltering under its own bureaucratic weight. Massive computer problems are preventing people from signing up for coverage in the new online marketplaces. Worse, many people who finally manage to log in suffer sticker shock at high insurance premium or deductible prices.
Democrats are breaking ranks. And, predictably, there's a rising cry to fire people who are responsible for the mess, including Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.
(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...
“without a single Republican vote”
The American people need to be reminded of this everyday. This needs to be part of the talking point for every republican running for office next year and in 2016.
The Dems are 100% responsible for this turd.
Run the Democrats out of office.
Run them out of the country they hate.
Yes, the normal term for it is the Chicago Libune.
Basically, they went into it with the attitude:
“it’s gotta work cuz we’re SMRT!”
And their supporters think:
“it’s gotta work cuz they’re SMRT!”
The GOP should pull out the full repeal bill now and put these communist democrats feet to the fire.
Let’s give them one state and not allow them out of it - make them live the consequences of their ideology.
Oh... I guess Illinois already exists.
There weren't even given time to read it much less understand it.
The bill was more than twice the length of Atlas Shrugged. I'm in my 4th reading of AS, and I continue to find things I missed the first three times.
I’ve heard that 20,000 pages have been added since it passed. Does ANYONE know what is in these pages other than Valerie Jarret?
Basically now they can pass a law that says that water is wet and then add 50,000 pages of regulations and laws to cover any and everything they want to enact.
Now the EMR wreck looms. Heck, that's a two-pack p/d flopper.
B/C the Mrs wont let Ohoho smoke indoors, he must be living in the WH backyard----puffing away as the O/Care news grows more dire. Ed Henry oughta take a look back there.
When the Washington Redskins report seeing WH "smoke signals"....that's a clue (cackle).
MORE BAD NEWS In June, the Annals of Emergency Medicine published a study warning that the "rush to capitalize on the huge federal investment of $30 billion for the adoption of electronic medical records led to some unfortunate and unintended consequences" tied to "communication failure, poor data display, wrong order/wrong patient errors and alert fatigue." Also this summer, Massachusetts reported that 60 percent of doctors could not meet the EMR mandate and face potential loss of their licenses in 2015. And a few weeks ago, the American College of Physicians pleaded with the feds to delay the mandate's data collection, certification and reporting requirements.
Now the O/care flesh-eating disease is spreading---and O/Care's "Electronic Medical Records" is DOA. A Philadelphia orthopedic surgeon, has a timely reminder: "If you think signing up for Obamacare is a nightmare, ask your doctor how the EMR mandate is going."
WAIT'LL DOCTORS SEE THEIR INCOME DEMOLISHED October 2014 will usher in a new diagnosis coding called ICD 10.
Even the CMS official responsible for initiating this monstrosity has admitted that PHYSICIANS NEED TO HAVE ACCESS TO ADEQUATE CAPITAL TO FUND THEIR PRACTICES FOR 6-8 MONTHS as this change will produce almost no revenue for that time period. Will your doctor be bankrupt around January 1, 2015?
O/CARE'S MASSIVE PRIVACY INVASION Doctors, hospitals, and other health professionals are being pressured to adopt EMR systems and send patient information to the federal government's medical database by 2015. If they don't comply, they'll be penalized with reduced payments for services.
This means the amorous "I-LOVE-YOU" Obama government will own your personal, private information, and you can do nothing about it.
Take ObamaCare, for instance — the ACA is a metaphor for the entire Obama presidency. Despite polls showing that 85% of Americans were happy with their health insurance, Barry insisted that there was a healthcare “crisis.” Then, never the hardest worker, he allowed Nancy Pelosi and her minions, along with Harry Reid and his minions, to write a 2,000-plus-page monstrosity of a bill, including every liberal fantasy wish from the last half-century.
Afterward, the “I won” president, through bribes and legislative trickery, shoved the Affordable Care Act down the throat of America, on a strictly partisan vote and before anyone even knew what was in it.
As Nancy Pelosi famously said, “We have to pass the bill so you can find out what’s in it.”
Well...now we know what’s in it.
Joe Biden, always a classy guy, and another metaphor for the Obama presidency, called it “a big [effing] deal.”
Here is the good part. Barry, surely not having read the bill, welcomed it being nicknamed “ObamaCare.” It never occurred to him that having his handpicked mandarins take over one sixth of the nation’s economy might turn out to be a disaster. How could it fail? It had his name on it!
This is a man who named his dog after himself (Barack Obama = “Bo”). He had his legacy, and that was all that mattered. Yet the reality of ObamaCare is that in order for it succeed, the young and healthy must sign up and pay more so that the old and sick can pay less.
"Call our effecient reliable 800 number NOW."
Forget Sebelius, FIRE OBAMB!!
Oops (too p*ssed to proofread)!
There is no author on the piece. That would have been like signing the Declaration of Independence - Treason against the king. Wait till Obama sees this racist hit piece from his home town. Heads are gonna roll. ACORN (or whatever they are called today) will own a newspaper when when the liberal thugs in Chicago are through.
The Red states should ban together and offer vouchers to certain politically driven individuals for one way travel to Illinois, California or New York (whatever is closest to them).
You are spot on (I think).
Very few realize this. But, in addition to the confiscated and surrendered powers, originally bequeathed to the separated branches of government, our government now passes these massive laws that actually enumerate the power to enact and enforce "regulations" (which are laws within laws) on the people with ZERO oversight. We are actually slaves to "policy writers". AND NOBODY IS CHALLENGING THIS.
For example, want to know under what premise Obama gave companies a one-year delay on their part of obamacare? They just changed a "rule" (I don't get it, but apparently it worked). Rules are written to exempt Friends and Family of Obama and Dems.
Congress no longer needs to pass laws. They have conceded power to the white house in all things from budget to laws. The SCOTUS is nothing more than an enslaved gimp to the president. And finally, we are the peasants that the dems have always dreamed of.
In the 20th century that would be obvious satire. Today it is cold hard fact. Scary.
Why fire someone just doing their job? Ok, she is doing it badly so by all means, lets fire her.
However, we really should fire the person responsible, the person for whom the whole thing is named - obama. We can't really "fire" him, can't even not elect him next go around. What we can do America is "fire" those like him. We've learned an expensive and painful lesson: socialism sucks. So in the coming elections lets get back to leadership that gives us freedom and liberty, both personal and economic. Yes capitalism is tough, you have to work at it to succeed. But as we are seeing socialism only spreads the misery and even at that not equally. Some pigs are more equal than others (and get fat contracts, bail outs, and obamacare exemptions) It is time, long past time, to put this Country back on course, back on the course that made it the place everyone wants to come to.
And remember, as a statute it would have had thousands of cross-references to other sections of the bill and other U.S. Statutes and regulations. I would take months to really read and digest a bill of that size and complexity.
Sebelius says FU. Kind of like the phone number
Sebelius says she doesn’t ‘work for’ those calling for her resignation
Democrats are like intellectually challenged children in a snot tasting circle. Telling them something is bad for them isn’t enough to get their attention, and a scolding only confuses them. They think the person trying to help them is the problem. ...Just when we think they are realizing how bad Obamacare is, Democrats are going to start blaming the adults for spoiling their fun.
Give them California.
Desert and mountains make a good fence.
With luck it will break off and fall into the ocean.
I remember an editorial from them before the shutdown, that said ACA needed to be put on hold and completely rewritten.
"The product is good...the price is good."
Heh——yeah, another presidential pipe dream.
PING lists ALERT !
It time for us FReepers to request that Senators Cruz (TEXAS) and Lee (Utah), and Rep. Barton (TEXAS) file an INJUNCTION with Justice Scalia of the SCOTUS for a one year and one month delay of further implementation of the failed Mandatory Insurance Tax Federal Law commonly called Obamacare !
If we are to continue to be a Nation of Laws, then this Legal conflict requires resolution by the SCOTUS.
I'm sure Der Leader would love to fire Mitt Romney, but he can't.
So hopefully voters will remember that the Democrat Party is responsible not only for Obamacide but also for shutting down a portion of the Federal government and make their firing decisions accordingly.
Poor logic or no logic
What’s in it is not causing the debacle. Pure old fashioned incompetence is causing the debacle.
What’s in it is a separate issue. The full force of what’s in it has been masked by the inability to find out.
It is a masthead editorial, the opinion of the editor of the newspaper. It could not be worse for the w0n.
Can this be proven? LOL. I bet the editor denies ever seeing the piece when the thugs show up to ask him about it. He was sick that day. It was an underling that snuck it in. A Tea-Pary member was undercover in their newsroom.
Ted Cruz is looking better and better.....the smarmy ass press and some certain rinos are looking more and more moronic!!