Skip to comments.Planning to Fail, ObamaCare Edition
Posted on 10/25/2013 4:29:31 PM PDT by neverdem
An old saying reminds us that when you fail to plan, you plan to fail. But the opposite is also true: if you plan to fail, you fail to plan. If the success of a project is not important to you, if you secretly hope that it will fail, then you will not be bothered to exercise the due diligence necessary to make it succeed.
Does this explain the disastrous rollout of ObamaCare? Was the system designed to fail from the beginning?
ObamaCare has always been based on an untenable contradiction. President Obama's rhetoric when he pushed through his signature law was laced with hatred and contempt for the health insurance industryyet the law itself establishes a vast new government-run marketplace for health insurance.
But if you look at the structure of this marketplace, you can see how its design is built to create a "death spiral" for private health insurance, leading many of us to predict that this would be its result. As I wrote shortly before the law was passed:
"This bill so comprehensively wrecks private health insurance that pretty soon a 'public option' will seem like the only alternative, and they will already have put into place one of the new taxes needed to pay for it. If the left's goal is to impose socialized medicine in America, this bill does it in the most callous and destructive way possible. It smashes private health care-then leaves us stranded in the rubble, at which point we will be expected to come crawling back to the same people who caused the disaster and ask them to save us."
We can claim some grim vindication for these predictions with the news of hundreds of thousands of people being booted off of their existing insurance plans...
(Excerpt) Read more at realclearpolitics.com ...
This is Obama’s FAIL ON PURPOSE.
So good to see outlined so clearly. Obamacare is designed to crash and crash private insurance along with it. Why do you think the phone number spells out 1-800-F1uckyo? You don’t really think that was an accident, do you?
Yes the Democrats designed the ACA too well for their purposes.
They designed the ACA so as to make it very difficult for the Health Insurance Companies to make a profit. But what they ended up doing is making it all but impossible to make a profit in Health Insurance. So you have insurance companies cancelling policies in states all across the country where they have deemed it likely that they will suffer unacceptable loses.
As this article states they leaving individual insurances policy holders to the ACA. High Risk cases will be dumped on the ACA driving up the cost of policies or making the ACA operate at a loss (or both). The only way that the ACA will be able to attract policy buyers is to raise subsidies to astronomical heights; which means the tax payer will be footing the bill for the high risk pool of health insurance buyers.
What we will have is the next Amtrak or US Post Office; a money loosing quazi private company that is a drain on the Federal budget that could be more efficiently run by the private sector.
But of course the only solution the Democrats will ever accept is to pump more and more money in to the bottomless pit. And of course the other inevitable result of this new adventure in Socialist failure is that the Republicans in congress will only briefly protest and then acquiesce to the Democrats pointless solution that will of course fail and need to be repeated endlessly.
What is being put up is not a viable "insurance" model, but is just designed to look like one.
Obama is managing to fundamentally transform the insurance industry, similar to the way the auto industry bail-out, false bankruptcy scam set aside business contract law.
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Since I can’t imagine Obama being interested in anyone’s actual health care, these analyses seem correct to me.
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