Skip to comments.Media Last to Learn Obamacare's Impact
Posted on 10/25/2013 3:49:23 PM PDT by Kaslin
RUSH: Pretty much every insurance company is gonna have to cancel their current plans, folks, because none of the current plans out there will be able to provide coverage at the same price that they're offering today when all of the new Obamacare mandates kick in. And that begins in January. So it's happening, the insurance companies are simply getting a head start. I mean, they're revving up. They know what's coming in January and they're not gonna be able to provide. That's why you're getting either cancellation notices and new price quotes.
Your premium is more than likely doubling and your deductible is tripling. And that's the best they're going to be able to do. That means that you head to HealthCare.gov or some other exchange and try to qualify for a subsidy, which is your neighbors paying part of your costs. This week, what is it, 76,000 people in the Virginia-Maryland-DC area are having their Blue Cross/Blue Shield plans canceled because of Obamacare, and it's beginning to happen in Florida. I'm sure most of you know that it happened to Kirsten Powers of Fox News. She was on Megyn Kelly last night. I don't have the audio of that, but it doesn't matter. I don't need to it. I can tell you what happened.
She got on to HealthCare.gov. She'd been an early and long advocate of Obamacare. And we like Kirsten here, by the way. I need to stress that in matters where I have been involved she has been over-the-top fair, which is unusual and unique. She's been a longtime advocate of Obamacare, nevertheless, and she admitted last night to Megyn Kelly that her policy doesn't survive, that her premium is gonna go way up and that her deductible is gonna go way up and that she was surprised. She said that she wouldn't mind paying a little more if it would help others, but that ought to be her decision in a private charitable matter, not something forced on her or everybody else by the government. But the impetus of the story is that she was a true believer, and even she was surprised.
I think there's all kinds of shock waiting to hit people. There are still true believers that believe this is gonna be the greatest. People believe Obama. They believe him when he said that it's gonna cost $2,500 a year less. They believe him when he told 'em they could keep their doctor and keep their plan if they like it. Nobody's gonna be able to do that unless they're willing to pay almost double for it, which is not really keeping your plan, is it? So as this continues to roll out and all kinds of people, low-information voters, others that are highly attuned, liberal Democrat partisans, the whole mix are gonna find what's happening here, and it's gonna be interesting to gauge the reaction.
CBS, Norah O'Donnell reported that this Obamacare rollout is not happening the way Obama explained it. Insurers are canceling coverage for hundreds of thousands of Americans because of Obamacare, forcing them to buy new policies despite Obama's promises to the contrary. This was a report this morning on CBS. Let's go to audio sound bite number four. Jan Crawford did the report.
CRAWFORD: A CBS analysis shows that in many of those 15 states that have their own health insurance exchanges more people are enrolling in Medicaid than are actually buying private health insurance. And there is concern that if that trend continues, there won't be enough healthy people buying insurance for the system to work. Medicaid experts say they're not sure why they're seeing those lopsided enrollment numbers. Industry sources say that if we don't see some real turnaround soon there could be big problems for the entire system.
RUSH: They don't know why people are going to Medicaid? Do they really not know why people are going to Medicaid? Do they really not know that? "There's the concern that if this trend continues, there won't be enough healthy people buy insurance for the system to work." We're not even close. The number, seven million, minimum, healthy people buying insurance and not needing it. Minimum seven million is what it is said to require for this the work. I don't even know how that's possible. The objective of this thing is to get everybody to sign up. Seven million?
Anyway, even if that's the bottom line number, they're nowhere near it. Many states have zero enrollees, absolutely zero. Now, the thing that amuses me -- and it really does. I was talking about this to Mr. Snerdley before the program began. One of the things -- and you've noticed it, I'm sure, too -- is slowly but surely journalists are figuring this out. There's Jan Crawford at CBS. Her chops are Supreme Court reporting. She is a Supreme Court expert. You cannot be dumb and do that. Norah O'Donnell. She said, in a revelatory report, it's not happening the way Obama explained it.
"One California citizen, Natalie Willes, said her insurance had gotten worse and more expensive. 'Before, I had a plan where I had a $1,500 deductible,' she said. 'I paid $199 a month. The most similar plan that I would have available to me would be $278 per month, my deductible would be $6,500 and all of my care after that point would only be covered 70 percent.'"
Now, the thing that amazes me is that it is journalists who are the last to figure all of this out. It is journalists who should have been the first to warn everybody that this day was coming, because we knew that it was. It's been on track, this is exactly what Obamacare is. All anyone had to do was read just some of what the law changed. All anyone had to do was then add whatever real-life experience you have to the government coming in and running something. What happens? Wild spending with no accountability takes place, drastic deficits occur, and great inefficiency. There's nothing new about that. That is the standard, day to day operation of a government-run entity, or any bureaucratic entity.
These journalists should have been the first to tell people what Obamacare would mean to them. They are now the last to figure all of this out. Why don't they ask why so many young and healthy people are going to Medicaid? Which is for the poor. Why are people doing that? They just sit here and they wring their hands over it. "Oh, no. So many people are going to Medicaid." They can't figure out, they do not understand the dynamics of life, apparently. You put a brick wall in front of somebody in an effort to stop their forward progress, and the left thinks that most people will just stop, whereas most people will find a way to climb the wall or get around it. And when that happens, they act surprised.
Well, there's a reason people are not going to Obamacare. They find out what it's gonna cost 'em and they go somewhere else. And in the process, they're undermining the very foundation of Obamacare, all of which was predictable. But our journalist community appears to be the last to be learning this.
One little side note about this story from CBS, Jan Crawford, they're just shocked that young and healthy people are going to Medicaid rather than Obamacare. They're shocked. Here's the interesting little side note about this. The regime and the states are adding these Medicaid enrollees to the numbers of people signing up for the Obamacare exchanges, and they're two different things. They're adding those numbers together to make the overall enrollment in Obamacare look better than it is. So when you hear an enrollment number that the regime offers about Obamacare, it isn't that high, because a lot of those enrollees, they're including people signing up for Medicaid.
As others have pointed out, the goal of the regime is to create chaos so they can then solve the disruption by introducing the only “fair” thing - single payer healthcare. Medicaid for all.
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I’m still waiting for my 3000% premium reduction that provides so much cost savings that my employer can afford to give me a raise.
Lying, arrogant POS.