MARILYN TAVENNER, HEAD of the agency responsible for overseeing HealthCare.gov, apologized for the website’s glitches during a hearing on the implementation of ObamaCare — but repeatedly refused to disclose ObamaCare enrollment numbers, though she did not deny officials have the information.
Note it, and move on. With the web site having all of the problems that it does, no one expects the numbers to reflect reality. Don’t make the same mistakes the left makes. Zerocare will be the gift that gives over and over again. Let them wait for mid-November. In fact, let them wait for the rest of the year.
The point is, don’t hammer them, or make it a focus on this until the time is proper. Come Jan 1, and we see even less than 5 million signed up, then that’s a huge win in the PR against Zerocare. But, not, if we obsess about a few thousand, right now. The notion, the promise behind Zerocare was that we were going to insure 20-30 million more Americans. So, let’s keep that scale in perspective for the American people. Don’t let the left lower expectations so much that it seems like a few million is an accomplishment.
Yes, note that the administration won’t share the numbers, hit them on transparency, and then find another thing to laugh at the leftards about.
The ultimate win against Zerocare is the net amount of people who are covered vs how many lost coverage, the total cost, not just to the federal government, but, the government + the costs to the states + the costs to private American citizens, and the decrease in the plans.
This is something else which needs explored. Yes, typically, more things are covered, such as 50 y/o males being forced to pay for the coverage of OB/GYN issues, but, beyond that, and other superfluous things most of us don’t need, what else is covered and what is lost? Though anecdotal, I haven’t seen one example of someone’s deductible actually decreasing. In fact, all I’ve seen is the deductibles going higher. Higher deductibles means less total coverage. That’s money out-of-pocket.
The next budget battle will be too soon to be able to condense this all down to a few lines. So, in the mean time, we have to content ourselves with a multi-issue attack. So, don’t dwell on just one issue which would allow team Zero to fix/misdirect/lie about what is happening.
Right now, mock them about the web site. Bring up the point that no one is signing up, but, keep the numbers vague and keep reminding people about the 30 million more, that we’re suppose to cover. and the costs and viability of the program. Not just the costs of the premiums, but, continue to hammer on it, but, also the deductibles, and costs to the program and the states. The Medicaid enrollees is huge! This has, in fact, simply increased the entitlement rolls. Over and over again, remind voters who refused to compromise on this issue. Who was it that wouldn’t even talk about a delay. And, then, the pain inflicted upon our working poor. It’s a death by a thousand cuts the Dems have invited. Simply oblige them.