Skip to comments.Undoing Obamacare - Suddenly, everyone wants out
Posted on 07/02/2012 5:00:39 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
You would have thought that Chief Justice John Roberts had shouted "fire" in a crowded theater. In upholding Obamacare, he set off a headlong race for the exits by the same lobbying groups -- believe it or not -- that had cut deals with the administration to create the legislation. Back then, the lobbyists were telling each other: If youre not at the table, youre on the menu. Now the bodies are piling up in the doorway as those who pandered to the president trample over each other in their haste to get out of the blazing or crumbling structure that is Obamacare.....
As reported on the front page of this weekend's Wall Street Journal, every one of the health-care industry groups that signed on to Obamacare in 2009 is looking for a way out.
Hospital groups now say they want Congress to peel back $155 billion in payment cuts that they agreed to in 2009. Representatives of Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, Aetna, Inc., and Humana Inc. say they need greater freedom to adjust premiums to reflect risk. Medical-device companies are making a new push to roll back their 2.3% tax. Hotels, retailers, and restaurant chains are clamoring for a two-year delay in enforcement of a requirement that they cover full-time workers or pay a penalty, giving them until 2016 to comply.
Implement-and-improve, the Democrats are now saying in indicating a new willingness to make election-year concessions in revising the hated law. Or as the president put it on Thursday: "The highest court in the land has now spoken. We will continue to implement this law. And we'll work together to improve on it where we can."
But the race to the exits by doctors, hospitals, drug makers, insurers and others...
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Freeloaders, hmmm, wasn’t McDonalds exempted?
And wasn’t Harry Rieds empire of Nevada exempted?
How many unions are exempted?
These groups got waivers, they have the money, the influence.
But instead the gun is being held against Joe American’s head to pay insurance or be taxed more and more.
Preferred groups - “Holder’s people”, “0bama voters”, etc,
will not be penalized in the least. They will get their “free” medical care, and will receive vouchers, paid for BY YOU, to pay for the insurance. Or, the government insurance provider will simply cover them.
So many groups negotiated away our freedom in return for a cut of the action. I hope they feel serious pain from those evil acts - enough to learn from their mistakes - and then successfully join us in killing ObamaCare.
I’m thinking most about the stupid “occupy” college kids who are going to be hit right between the eyes with this. They really don’t understand that THEY will be the ones forced to pay up. Ironically, they are the ones really sticking with him.
AARP was mentioned. Read the entire article.
But instead the gun is being held against Joe Americans head to pay insurance or be taxed more and more.
I think if we can just get through to the college crowd how deeply this will impact them it would make a huge difference in support. This must be why they stopped teaching real American history/economics/civics/everything, so these kids would be totally clueless about America and where “free”stuff actually comes from. These are the Obama supporters we need to enlighten. These are the ones who really don’t know what they are wishing for.
Obama is looking more and more like Max Bialystok.
Too bad his play was a hit with John Roberts and the Red Supremes.
All the libs I know still say “free healthcare”...
They really think it’s going to be better, and FREE to boot.
These are Robert’s most telling words:
“Members of this Court are vested with the authority to interpret the law; we possess neither the expertise nor the prerogative to make policy judgments. Those decisions are entrusted to our Nation’s elected leaders, who can be thrown out of office if people disagree with them. It is not our job to protect people from the consequences of their political choices.”
In other words: America, you made your bed, now lie in it!!!
Good morning Mr. B!!!!! I am personally taking this election very seriously. I have personally signed up 4 LEGAL voters to vote against this garbage. We will win this fight. Do not worry.
Plus you have obambisheep around here crying that they didn’t know they would have to PAY for insurance they thought obamacare was going to be FREE.
I somewhat enjoy watching these “supporters” squirm. They are like cockroaches when light is shone upon them. While my preference is for ALL who support ANY of nobama’s policies to be placed in a jail cell until they expire, their squiriming does suffice at the moment. Bwahahahahahahahahahahaha! Oh, yes...Have a nice day.
And the only group without the juice to get their changes into law is the middle class. Each improvement for another stakeholder will make things worse for the middle class, unless there are free lunches.
Not if they’re in the “right” groups.
This is about the “non-preferred” paying for the “preferred”. Reparations and ideological punishment.
Kudos to Donald Trump for seeing the big picture.
maybe Obama is about to be savaged with Harry and Louise ads after all...
That is most likely a very serious discussion a lot but not all students in colledge are talking about.
“Actions have consequences.” Never truer than now.
Too bad the previously supportive dolts didn’t learn that lesson earlier.
If ObamaCare is so great why is Congress exempt from it?.
See post 8.