Wednesday, November 20, 2013

obamacare Odds And Ends

And The Lies Just Keep On Coming

Following up on his infamous "If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan" lie, obama offered up this whopper:
“In the first month alone, we’ve seen more than 100 million Americans already successfully successfully enroll in the new insurance plans.”
Of course, I'm sure his media lapdogs will parrot the usual excuses: 'he misspoke'; 'it was a typo in his speech copy'; 'the teleprompter made a mistake'; or, my personal favorite, 'he made an inaccurate promise.'

Coverage For All - Except Those Who Really Need It

Under obamacare, men are required to buy maternity insurance. I know there's quite a bit of gender confusion out there these days, but as far as I know men (or at least people with male parts) still can't get pregnant. So I'm not sure how beneficial this particular coverage is for about half the population.

But wait! It gets better worse more confusing.'s not only men who are forced to buy maternity coverage they are physically incapable of using. So are women in the stage of life between childbearing age and Medicare eligibility.

Second, under-30s are exempt. That's right, the geniuses who wrote ObamaCare are forcing everyone to buy maternity care except the age cohort that includes women at peak fertility.

Flashback: ‘When it’s working and everybody is really happy with it, the Republicans will stop calling it Obamacare’

The failed president said this just over a month ago.
“My suspicion is what is going to happen is when it’s working and everybody is really happy with it, Republicans are going to stop calling it ‘Obamacare,’” the president said Tuesday in an interview with New York’s WABC TV station.
Well, guess who’s stopped calling it ObamaCare?
President Barack Obama and loyal Democrats once embraced the term Obamacare to sell the American people on health care reform.
Not anymore.
With the president’s approval ratings at record lows, a broken website and Obama under fire for his pledge that people could keep their plans, the “Affordable Care Act” has returned.
The president didn’t say “Obamacare” once during his nearly hourlong news conference last week, while he referred to the “Affordable Care Act” a dozen times. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi went so far as to correct David Gregory on “Meet the Press” Sunday on the proper terminology. And White House talking points distributed to Democrats and obtained by POLITICO repeatedly refer to the Affordable Care Act in suggested sound bites, not Obamacare.
Since ObamaCare is now synonymous with failure and disaster, even Obama doesn’t want to call it ObamaCare.

There's so much, much more out there. Pundits haven't had this much to write about since the Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky days. The difference is that l'affair Monica didn't destroy a healthcare system that made life better for millions of Americans.

That's not funny. That's sad...


Old NFO said...

And it STILL doesn't work, and won't...

CenTexTim said...

Too bad that won't stop them from cramming it down our throats.