Skip to comments.Now that he’s retiring, top Democrat lawmaker admits Obamacare won’t work
Posted on 01/28/2014 9:49:56 PM PST by Impala64ssa
Now that he has announced his retirement from Congress, top ranked U.S. Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va., has suddenly lost faith in Obamacare, saying he doesnt think were going to get enough young people signing up to make this bill work.
Moran, who announced earlier this month that he will not seek reelection, criticized Obamacare in an interview with American University Radio, according to The Daily Caller.
Im afraid that the millennials, if you will, are less likely to sign up, Moran said last week. I think they feel more independent, I think they feel a little more invulnerable than prior generations. But I dont think were going to get enough young people signing up to make this bill work as it was intended to financially.
And, frankly, theres some legitimacy to their concern because the government spends about $7 for the elderly for every $1 it spends on the young, he would add.
The 12-term Democrat who sits on the Appropriations Committee voted for the Affordable Care Act. And while he doesnt believe enough young people will be participating, Moran had little advice to offer President Obama.
I just dont know how were going to do it frankly, he said. If we had a solution Id be telling the president right now.
A comment that brings to mind the image of rats jumping from a sinking ship.
REPEAL it — and DON’T replace it.
That it won’t work will simply harden the resolve of the Washington class to make sure it is never, never repealed.
“It’s a disaster, but you’re stuck with it and I’m outta here. Want to hear about my retirement plan and medical benefits?”
I concur. End it; don’t mend it.
America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!
Pretty lame, if you ask me.
It will be “fixed” by simply making it another entitlement program that will cost hundreds of billions and destroy the quality of healthcare in this country.
were going to get enough young people signing up to make this bill work.
Its not a BILL its a LAW you voted for... Nice try D!CKHEAD
And he voted for it anyway ...
What an anus hole! Now he wants to get credit for dissing what he whole heartedly foisted on the people.
Hell is approaching you Jim Moran, I hope you’re starting to feel the heat.
Well, let’s see. I’m a young person and I have all of $50 to my name, and THAT’S going to car insurance so I can legally drive to my job, which pays barely enough to feed me and pay for my gas money.
And even if I HAD the money to sign up for your sh*t plans, I’d rather blow it all on hookers and blow than on you. And I’m Christian, which should tell you exactly what I think of your plans.
The bum could not admit the truth as long as he was a professional campaigner...What a bunch of LIARS!!! How do they sleep at night???
Such a fungus is Mister Moran.
Post of the day! I lolled repeatedly.
Amazing how honest they get when they are going to leave Office.
I suspect ObamaCare makes young, healthy people less likely to buy insurance. The only reason they ever did was in case something bad happened, so they wouldn’t get cut out by a pre-existing condition. Now in that unlikely event they just have to cover the first year out of pocket, and they’re good. Why pay more than necessary to cover just the initial costs?
“What a bunch of LIARS!!! How do they sleep at night??”
Very well, thank you...they get a very nice pension.
Now you know why we call Jim Moran “Jim MORON”. He used to be a moderate Democrat when he was on the Alexandria, VA. city council. However, power got to his head and steered him Left.
Now that he’s retiring, I wonder if he is planning to beat up another wife.
Oh, he’ll likely join some anti-Israel, pro- PLO groups too.
“Power Corrupts. Democratic Power Corrupts Forever”.
Unless it’s free, no one wants it.
Given the Obamacare plans coverage , unless it’s free, it’s also not worth it
Here’s jim moran cheerleading for obamacare back when.
Q: Isnt it true that this expensive law is going to bankrupt the country and explode the deficit?
A: The opposite is true. According to the latest estimates from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, the health care law reduces the deficit by $109 billion over the next 10 years and over $1 trillion over the following decade.
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Q: I am a young adult. Is it true that, because of the new limits on age-based rating in the health care law, young adults like me will suffer rate shock and never be able to afford the premiums in the new Marketplaces?
A: That is not true. Large majorities of young adults will not pay more for insurance because they will qualify for generous premium tax credits that will make insurance affordable. Currently, about 29 percent of people in their 20s are uninsured (almost double the rate of the overall population) and the health care law will actually greatly improve their access to affordable coverage. Eighty-eight percent of 18-to-20-year-olds projected to buy a plan in the Marketplaces are expected to have incomes less than 300% of the poverty level, so they also will be eligible for substantial tax credits to help pay premiums in the Marketplaces or for Medicaid. In addition, those under 30 may purchase a low cost catastrophic plan.
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Q: I have heard that, since it was enacted in 2010, the health care law has caused health care costs and premiums to rise rapidly. Is that true?
A: No, that is not true. The opposite is true. Since the enactment of the health care law, the growth in overall health care spending and Medicare spending has decreased to record lows. In fact, U.S. health care spending grew at historic lows for a third consecutive year in 2011.
What the heck - do some Dims start to develop a conscience after they leave politics? Would be nice if they took one into the job.
Technically, I believe it is a bill as the House never voted in approval for it. Mdm Pelosi ‘deemed’ it to be passed by the House and the Senate then voted on it. Ergo, it’s still a bill.
Absolutely right. The state of health care (before the advent of any part of Omamanationcare) was vastly superior to the monstrosity being foisted upon us; therefore, the Bamster's demand for a superior alternative to it is utterly specious.
No, there are a number of pre obamacare problems to be be addressed and resolved.
The first is the lawyer debacle. The constant threat of law suits must be severely reduced. The concept of Christlike medical perfection must be eliminated.
The use of emergency rooms for normal care must be dealt with. The concept of pre existing conditions must be resolved.
There are several Republican bills in the works that will be debated and a consensus developed. It will have providers and insurers on board. It will be implemented in stages.
The cards are close to the vest to prevent leftwing artillery from shelling them into oblivion now
To insist on returning to the status quo ante is imprudent and totally without reason nor possibility
Mo problem. obama’s got the pen and he’s got our money. He will try to force it to happen. Just change the law on his own so the money comes right out of millenials’ paychecks. And if that’s not enough, just take it out of ours. You say it’s a tax? The GOP will complain but do nothing and Roberts will surely back him on his right to make this happen.
The GOP will complain but do nothing and Roberts will surely back him on his right to make this happen.
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GOP figures they will take control and then be able to push their little pet projects through and capitalize on what the LIBS are cramming down our throats.
Not to worry, if ‘Rs’ were to take over all these D ‘toys’ would be rescinded and watch Reid and BO pass some kind of binding legislature that Executive Orders and such are forbidden.
This lazy bunch of ‘Rs’ sit on their collective duffs and do nothing but blow smoke up their constituents arse and let the D’s plow them into the ground, while they stand around and do absolutely nothing....
These “problems” may exist — but none of them are any business of Federal government.
He passed the woman-beating mantle to his son....
That is exactly right since the deductibles are so high. The lowest deductible I have seen is $5,000, so you get nothing from your insurance until you spend that much - AND, if these policies are like “normal” policies, that $5,000 is for one year and a new deductible starts the next year. I can't swear the deductible starting new every year is true, and I need to check that, but any insurance policy I have had in my life, a new deductible started every year.
I have read of people's deductible being $5,000, $7,000, 10,000 and 12,000. That is not insurance, that is a “game” of pretending to have insurance.
I fully agree there are a number of pre-Obamacare problems to be addressed. I just meant another huge, government-controlled system is not the proper alternative to Obamanationcare, nor is tinkering with monster. The Dems can only think in those terms.
Thank you, thank you. I’m here all week. Mostly because I can’t afford to go anywhere else!