Skip to comments.Health Care Politics In One Sentence
Posted on 04/28/2014 2:43:29 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
The politics of Obamacare are clearly starting to shift. Its not that the public is coming to love it not yet, anyway. But its less and less of a bogeyman, with polls suggesting a majority of the public against flat-out repeal. So theres increasing pressure on Republicans to lay out an alternative and continuing surprise about their inability to articulate one.
But this is an example of why it sometimes helps, even in straight political reporting, to understand how policy works. Heres the essential fact about health care policy, which in turn fundamentally shapes health care politics:
Obamacare looks the way it does because it has to.
Republicans cant offer an alternative because there isnt one (aside, that is, from single-payer). Their plan, such as it was, was to wait for the plan to implode, so they would never be put on the spot; since that isnt happening, Plan B is to bob and weave and avoid the question until the midterms. Thats all there is.
(Excerpt) Read more at krugman.blogs.nytimes.com ...
it’s clear Krugman is off the rails .
Krugman was an arrogant moron decades ago, completely enamored of his dreams about how the world ought to be and divorced from the reality of facts. He hasn’t changed, beyond becoming more arrogant and more divorced from reality.
The alternatives are to repeal Medicare or single-payer.
I don’t think LBJ thought it would take this long for Medicare to destroy the system. But destroyed it is.
He’s also become quite a bit richer.
I thought that was a no-no for dyed in the wool libs.
The hypocrisy is mind boggling.
*sigh* Krugman... how can I put this delicately... you’re an idiot. You’ve always been an idiot. Everyone who has read this article now has a lower IQ.
NYT propaganda. Only the whores in DC claim to like it and they aren’t even subject to it. Every government propaganda machine ought to be scorched.
How about “HSA’s for everyone, tort reform, only a VERY high deductible policy mandatory (like $100K) so people can vote with their wallets unless the insurers offer policies at actuarially sound prices”?
Oh, and don’t forget “Death penalty to anyone disclosing any medical information, including medical financial information, to ANY third party without prior permission (and no exception for the biggest privacy thieves of all, like there is in HIPAA)”?
Somebody had better tell Krugman to switch hands or he’s going to get carpal tunnel syndrome.
Besides Ted Cruz, no GOP leader will even mention the word.
The only time “Repeal” comes up is when GOP leaders attack Conservatives for wanting “Repeal.”
Waiting for it to “implode” was another GOP lie.
After claiming that was the GOP strategy for 2014, Boehner and McConnell voted to fully fund ObamaCare for two years.
That funding included bailout money to any insurance company that lost money on ObamaCare for two years.
ObamaCare - Signed, sealed, and delivered by the GOP leadership.
Alternatives to Obamacare
President ‘Disingenuous’ When He Says GOP Has No Alternative to Obamacare
CNSNews ^ | Aug 22, 2013 | By Susan Jones
GOP Touts Alternatives to ObamaCare
Posted on Thursday, July 23, 2009 4:58:23 PM by AJKauf
Shhhh! There’s GOP alternative to Obamacare
08/31/2009 8:50:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind· 39 replies· 1,209+ views
The ferret-face communist is lying again...
Rats hate ergonomic solutions with a passion equalled only by their willingness to grovel at Hillary's feet.
The two are not disconnected, either.
At this rate he's going to stain her shoes, but then, she might like that.
How about the American Media doing its job and asking the simple yet never asked question.....
How will the Democrats handle the 125 Trillion dollars in unfunded liabilities that will ultimately destroy the American economy? www.usdebtclock.org
Even morans can see that much debt is unfathomable the rich will be long gone before the implosion the rest of us will be the ones that suffer from it.
The leg of the stool representing subsidies—of which most enrollees qualify—is not a leg but a crutch exposing another Obama lie that ACA would be “revenue neutral.” ObamaCare is insolvent and will remain so. That makes it an entitlement. As such it would be simpler to reform and expand Medicaid to cover those who can't afford or are denied insurance. That would be more compassionate. But ObamaCare is not about compassion. It is about creating another monolithic federal bureaucracy employing unionized, card-carrying Democrats.
Leftist propaganda from the nyt.