Skip to comments.Obamacare Architect: 'Could Be the Beginning of a Death Spiral'
Posted on 11/15/2013 7:10:40 AM PST by Evil Slayer
Harvard professor David Cutler, a so-called architect of Obamacare, says we "could be" witnessing "the beginning of a death spiral" for the unpopular health care bill. Cutler made the comments last night on Fox News:
"So when you were on last week I asked you, if they don't get enough people in the exchanges, then what happens?" said host Megyn Kelly. "And you said then the premiums go up very, very high. Now, was that ball put in motion today?"
"We don't know yet," said Cutler. "So what the president is trying to do is to say the website is not working, the exchanges are not working. Let's try and slow the process down and delay it by a year. And if it turns out to be a delay of a year, then we can work through that. It would be uncomfortable as it has been for the past month, but it will turn out okay. If it becomes a permanent situation that people who are healthier stay away and people who are sicker go into the exchanges, that becomes a very big problem."
"Is that the beginning of the so-called death spiral?"
"That could be the beginning of a death spiral," said Cutler. "That is, you could have a situation where the only people in the exchanges are very unhealthy people with very high premiums."
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To quote a recent pilot, "WE'RE GOING DOWN !!!"
Nice ear candy, I hope it’s true.
we need a Harvard Professor to play Captain Obvious?
“Is that the beginning of the so-called death spiral?”
I CERTAINLY HOPE SO!!!!!!!
Both for Obama, Obamacare and LIEberals, in general!
Obamacare case is being sent to a death panel to determine if it is worth the expense to save it.
The beginning of the death spiral was the day it became unpopular, he is simply seeing the nose down from the flat spin and heading down. A tenured professor writing American policy is clearly why it is a disaster.
Single payer here we come and too, tax the rich.
As unfortunate as this sounds, I think Americans ought not be shielded from some sizeable pain inflicted by Obamacare.
No one wants to see people suffer, but the hope is that there is enough suffering felt that wakes Americans up from their slumber and jars them to their senses!
Americans voted for Obama - twice - on the promise of hope and change and renewed liberalism. Let Americans feel the frontal impact of what Liberlism/Marxism really means.
Sometimes corporal punishment is warranted as a means of healthy correction.
And so begins ObamaCare II.
The turf’s first orbit of the bowl was the website rollout. The second orbit was the mass policy cancellations. Obama’s ‘fix’ is hopefully the last before it goes down the pipe.
We can only hope that the end of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 is nearing. The only honest part of that title is “2010”, everything else is a complete oxymoron and contradiction of reality. There is no “patient protection” and the care provided (if any) is clearly not in the affordable range.
A death spiral would be a mercy. The actual course of events will be several rescue missions sent up to spread a “safety net” which will inevitably fail and of course, a suicide squad will be sent in to try to get the perpetrators, er, victims of this failure to safety and to lift the onus of blame from them.
The impact will still be spectacular. And cause the greatest amount of damage short of a meteor strike.
You’ve nailed the one Silver Lining for Dems (and dark side for us).
They’ve managed to permanently expand the Medicaid rolls by at least 15%.
By manipulating the official “poverty line” I suspect they will continue to draw more and more into that program, just as they have with SNAP.