Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The Bizarro world of Obamacare

The Chosen One, perfect in every way, said this recently:
WALLACE:  Best day in the White House?

OBAMA: The day that we passed health care reform.
Here's Marc Thiessen in the WashPost laying bare how Obamacare has done exactly opposite of what was promised: "Obamacare disaster will be Obama’s enduring domestic legacy."
The president promised Obamacare would provide “more choice, more competition, lower costs.” Instead, Americans have less choice, less competition and higher costs.
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The president promised “if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.” But commercial insurers who stay in Obamacare are responding to massive losses by narrowing provider networks, with fewer doctors and hospitals to choose from. And those that quit are being replaced by Medicaid HMOs with even less doctor choice.
The president promised Obamacare would “lower premiums by up to $2,500 for a typical family per year.” But insurers are raising premiums instead to cover the massive losses, and even Marilyn Tavenner — the former Obama administration official who ran Obamacare — has predicted premiums will rise even further next year.
Soon, very soon, we'll stop calling it Obamacare.

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