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Even Obama seems to be losing faith in Obamacare
Yahoo Finance ^ | 3/6/14 | Rick Newman - The Exchange

Posted on 03/07/2014 10:17:41 AM PST by NormsRevenge

If you’d like the government to change something about Obamacare, give the White House a ring. They’re in a flexible mood.

President Obama this week approved yet another delay to provisions in the Affordable Care Act, giving insurers until 2016 to sell a type of insurance policy that’s supposed to be banned under the health-reform law. The ban, which was supposed to begin this year, would prevent insurers from selling bare-bones plans that might be affordable but don’t abide by 10 “essential service rules” required under the new law.

When insurers began canceling such coverage last year, however, several million Americans were forced off plans they had chosen, with most alternatives being more expensive. That undermined Obama’s frequent claim that “if you like your health insurance, you can keep it,” and turned into one of the most controversial elements of a law that hardly lacks detractors.

In November, Obama announced a one-year delay in the ban on “substandard” plans, as he used to call them. Now, extending the delay to 2016 will “provide consumers with choices so they can decide what is best,” the government says. Yet these limbo plans — temporarily allowed but bound to vanish at some point — defy the whole intent of Obamacare, as if the president is losing faith in his own plan. “This is a political move to minimize the impact of this as an argument against Democratic candidates,” says Sean Nicholson, a management professor at Cornell University.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 0carenightmare; abolishobamacare; aca; epicfail; faith; losing; miserablefailure; obama; obamacare; obamacareillegal
Time for another vacation.. a chance to brainstorm a way out of this mess masquerading as legislation intended to fix things for the uninsured.

Talk about unintended consequences..

or are they?

1 posted on 03/07/2014 10:17:41 AM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

The narcissistic pig is also an idiot.


2 posted on 03/07/2014 10:20:39 AM PST by maddog55 (I'd be Pro-Choice if we could abort liberals.)
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To: NormsRevenge

What part of the law is required to be followed? That might be easier to ascertain. In fact, how about nobody follow the law and wait for the IRS to try and tell you what you did wrong.

There is no law. It’s just paper and faith after simple words and whims can contort it into whatever it is suppose to be now.


3 posted on 03/07/2014 10:21:05 AM PST by Tenacious 1 (My whimsical litany of satyric prose and avarice pontification of wisdom demonstrates my concinnity.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Right becasue it’s not full government takeover of the whole medical industry - this is the goal. He and the Leftists would like Obamacare to fail so they can do what Socialist demagogues do best when government fails: demand MORE GOVERNMENT - in this case, FULL GOVERNMENT TAKE OVER.


4 posted on 03/07/2014 10:22:06 AM PST by PapaNew
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To: NormsRevenge
Hey, REPUBLICANS IN THE SENATE AND THE HOUSE ... !!!

THERE'S your clarion call for repeal.

EVEN OBAMA DOESN'T CARE WHETHER IT'S ENACTED OR NOT !!!

5 posted on 03/07/2014 10:22:45 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: NormsRevenge

How can a plan be “sub-standard” if it’s what the individual wants? My husband and I had planned on taking out a catastrophic health insurance policy once we retire. We don’t need all the wings/dings of what Obamacare is shoving at everyone. Now I suppose we will never have that option.


6 posted on 03/07/2014 10:24:25 AM PST by sevinufnine (A moderately bad man knows he is not very good. A thoroughly bad man thinks he's alright. C.S. Lewis)
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To: NormsRevenge
Obama is making all these exceptions for purely political reasons, kicking the can down the road past the next election cycle with no concern for what it does to their financial model. I realize this was a financial disaster from the beginning and I think all these changes are making their financial model even worse. I would like to see CBO run another analysis on the cost, taking into account what these exemptions are doing.
7 posted on 03/07/2014 10:26:16 AM PST by Teotwawki (For a person to get a thing without paying for it, another must pay for it without getting it.)
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To: NormsRevenge

The only health the 20-above-par POTUS cares about is his own!
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8 posted on 03/07/2014 10:28:41 AM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: NormsRevenge

If you liked Obamacare, you’ll love single payer!

And you can keep it.


9 posted on 03/07/2014 10:29:14 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: NormsRevenge

Is it just me or does Obama seem more nutty than normal.


10 posted on 03/07/2014 10:31:03 AM PST by Zathras
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To: NormsRevenge

Obamacare.. “IT’S THE LAW”. Unless of course it causes people to vote for Republicans, THEN it’s time to delay it!


11 posted on 03/07/2014 10:33:59 AM PST by CivilWarBrewing
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To: NormsRevenge

As if Obama cares Obamacare works or not. Now that this much power is in the hands of his merry band of statist thugs he couldn’t care less if it works. It WILL lead to single payer. It WILL lead to massive corruption and WILL be a huge tool of political destruction. “Mr. Panic, I see you want to run for Senate, It’d be a shame if Mrs. Panic was to know about that unfortunate rash you had treated.”

Just pure coincidence that all medical records are to be reported to a federal database and doctors are more and more asking about firearms ownership...


12 posted on 03/07/2014 10:34:31 AM PST by Organic Panic
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To: NormsRevenge

ObamaCare was designed to be merely a weigh station on the way to Single Payer.


13 posted on 03/07/2014 10:35:08 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: NormsRevenge

Smoke and mirrors from the start and now also into the future. Meanwhile they destroyed the U.S. health care system and have replaced it with nothing. The entire law, all of its pages, need to be repealed.


14 posted on 03/07/2014 10:35:48 AM PST by Seeing More Clearly Now
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Obama wants to push this horror past the elections. He doesn't have a smidgen of concern for the people this abomination hurts. It's political. Period.
15 posted on 03/07/2014 10:36:36 AM PST by GOPJ ("Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), always currying favor with the press...."(nailed) - William Bigelow)
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To: CivilWarBrewing

There’s always another election two years down the road. Using Barky’s pattern here the mandate will never be implemented because it will spell trouble for Dems in the next cycle.


16 posted on 03/07/2014 10:36:41 AM PST by FAA
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To: knarf

EVEN OBAMA DOESN’T CARE WHETHER IT’S ENACTED OR NOT !!!

He’s already destroyed the system that was in place. Chaos resulted. His work is done.


17 posted on 03/07/2014 10:37:42 AM PST by Seeing More Clearly Now
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To: knarf

He cares. He wants it enacted AFTER the elections. Obamacare’s a powerful totalitarian freak bit of trash... holds people health in the control of corrupt democrats. Trust me, they want that - they just don’t want to pay for their little horror at the ballot box.


18 posted on 03/07/2014 10:39:03 AM PST by GOPJ ("Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), always currying favor with the press...."(nailed) - William Bigelow)
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To: GOPJ

You’re right, they don’t care who this hurts - never did. Look at Ezekiel Emmanuel’s policies - according to him there is a time when you just have to get off the planet because you’re not worth staying alive. And of course that means us peons...not the likes of him.

These arrogant sob’s have a God complex. Masters of the Universe. We’d all have been better off if they just went to Wall Street and stayed out of D.C.


19 posted on 03/07/2014 10:44:41 AM PST by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: NormsRevenge

This is all part of the plan to destroy the private health insurance industry and force us all onto a single payer system. Out of chaos comes order.


20 posted on 03/07/2014 11:02:46 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: NormsRevenge

If it isn’t free, no one wants it.


21 posted on 03/07/2014 11:22:12 AM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: NormsRevenge

I believe his and the democrats’ plan is to try to keep this law into effect until after he leaves the White House. Then the next president can be blamed for destroying Obama’s signature legislation.


22 posted on 03/07/2014 11:40:56 AM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: GOPJ

I know that ,,, the pubbies need to hammer the obvious point of someone who demanded it HAD to be done or else, and that same someone obviously doesn’t think it’s THAT important.


23 posted on 03/07/2014 12:10:08 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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