Skip to comments.Obama’s Iraq. The Affordable Care Act is an administration-defining failure.
Posted on 12/09/2013 11:42:58 AM PST by steelhead_trout
In both cases, presidents undertook ambitious projects: to remake part of the world, or a huge portion of the economy, along the lines that our government wanted. Redesigning Iraq proved to be impossible, and reorganizing health care may prove impossible as well. It is at least proving to be very difficult.
The anti-war movement warned that fighting in Iraq would produce blowback terrorism against American civilians and chemical-weapons deaths among American troops. What actually happened the disintegration of the Iraqi state followed by Americas desperate attempt to pick up the pieces did not feature heavily in the oppositions arguments.
The foes of Obamacare argued that it would increase rather than decrease costs, reduce access to doctors, and so forth. Very few of them, however, foresaw that the federal government (and many state governments) would be incapable of developing the websites the program required in the requisite time. They thought that the markets that Obamacare created would be misshapen and irrational. They did not doubt that the administration would be able to create them at all.
AdvertisementThanks to the law and its implementation, many Americans are finding themselves without the old insurance plans they were told they would have, unable to buy replacement plans, and liable to pay the fines for not getting them that Obama opposed in 2008. That is not a scenario even the most committed enemies of Obamacare expected.
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There are so many parallels between the two messes and how they helped sunk/sink their respective parties.
A Death Star for Democrats?
We can only hope!
Rimshot Joe Biden was right when he said that ObamaCare was a big #@!#ing deal. Americans are the ones get #@!$%ed!
Though Iraq has become a mess, it is in part the responsibility of the Democrats, and things have become worse there because of Obama.
With ObamaCare, you cannot blame the Republicans for its failure. Also, the author seems to say that the failure of the web site is the only problem with ObamaCare.In reality, it is just a minor part of the problem.
Ramesh is a man.
The web site fiasco is a small part of the overarching failure of this ill-conceived and deceitfully launched ACA... BUT, it is emblematic of the skill level of all and everyone who is, and continues to be involved with it and who support it, still!
They are all culpable. But, there as SO many fingerprints on it that everyone involved is certain they will be absolved from blame ...also, the President himself feels he's inoculated from ANY blame because of the breadth and depth of the undeniable incompetence and fraudulence which are by now, obvious to even ACA supporters.
The exchange insurance companies dont have much to go on when setting their prices because they dont know what their pool will be.
And the customer doesn’t know what final cost to him will be because subsidies aren’t known. What a great system!
Obama is the Obama administration’s defining failure.
Ha! “We have to pass it to see what’s in it.”