Well, team Zero has announced yet another revision of their stated goals.
This clown act on Zerocare is the entire Zero administration in a microcosm. Their deceit, and failure to recognize failure will probably be written about long after all of us are gone. The epic lengths these people go to in order to avoid reality is beyond imagination. In many ways, they’ve shamed even the most despotic regimes of the Soviet Union in history revisionism and avoidance of reality. Their abject failure to take responsibility is unparalleled.
Nothing in Zerocare is what was purported to be. Nothing. Townhall, in the link above chronicles some of the more obvious failures of Zerocare, but it is in no means a complete listing.
(1) We were told that officials expected 7 million Americans to sign up for private coverage under the new law by the end of March. As that target slid out of reach, Kathleen Sebelius basically said “never mind that was never our goal anyway.
(2) Democrats also marketed the law as a cost-reducing endeavor, hence the legislation’s name, the “Affordable Care Act.” President Obama said the following in 2010: “My proposal will bring down the cost of health care for millions: Families, businesses, and the federal government.” The administration has continued to parrot that fiction, cynically distorting government statistics in a feeble attempt to claim victory. In truth, one of the law’s chief architects has now conceded that reducing spending and costs was never realistic. “The law isn’t designed to save money. It’s designed to improve health, and that’s going to cost money,” Jon Gruber told the Washington Post several weeks ago
(3) Nancy Pelosi described Obamacare as a jobs bill that would create 4 million new jobs, 400,000 of which would materialize immediately. That promise has vanished into thin air. On rising premiums, Pelosi now says she “doesn’t remember” ever saying that everyone’s rates would go down under the Democrats’ law. Verbatim quote from Nancy Pelosi: “Everybody will have lower rates.” Oops!
(4) President Obama and his Democratic foot soldiers pledged ad nauseam that under Obamacare, “if you like your plan, you can keep it. Period.” When that vow proved to be untrue for millions, Obama tried to quell the resulting uproar by serving up a half-baked apology and trying to rewrite his famous quote: “What we said was, you could keep it if it hasn’t changed since the law was passed.” Nope, that’s not what you said, champ: ….
Of course, any of us who bothered to actually look at the law, said all of this was going to happen. For our troubles we were attacked and vilified.
I think at this point even the most ardent Obamabot has to admit they were lied to by a bunch of scumbags we call Democrats. Nearly every single one of them. In the House of Representatives, the Senate, and this administration. But, not only have they exposed their dishonesty and utter disregard and contempt for the American people, (not just Repubs but, all) but, they’ve exposed their utter incompetence and the lack of knowledge when they spew their nonsense. It further exposes the media and destroys any notion that there’s even one person in the LSM who has the honesty and knowledge to be able to call themselves a journalist. There simply isn’t such a thing which exists in LSM, today.
But, on to the specifics of Zerocare, let’s take stock and see what’s going to happen next. We know Zerocares solvency was contingent upon the young people paying for, but, not using their insurance. Regardless of their stated goals, either yesterday or today or tomorrow, it isn’t going to happen. They’re not going to sign up in the necessary numbers, and the burden of Zerocare will have to be shifted. We also know Zerocare won’t come anywhere close to insuring all of the American people, which, was the stated goal and the very reason for the existence of the law. Even if it insures 15 million people, it will have utterly failed in the goal of the law. We also know there’s no such thing as keeping the policy you liked.
Now that we’ve experienced one part of the mandate, and know that the employer mandate was delayed until next year, we know what is to come from this madness. 5 to 7 million getting their cancelation notices will pale in comparison. Over all, I can easily see where after the first couple of years of the mandate we’ll actually have less people insured than what we had prior. We also know that the insurance companies will take a huge loss in the coming years. They expect, and were promised by team Zero, that they’ll be bailed out. We also know, because of the lack of participation by the young and healthy that our premiums will skyrocket. In the not so distant future, if this train wreck continues, we can also expect to see our tax liability increase to help cover the costs. (For you idiot states that signed onto the expansion of Medicaid, expect your liability to be even more than that!!) Additionally, we also know that the general healthcare the public receives will decrease in quality. You’re going to get the doctor your government sanctions as your provider, not the one you want or need. You’re going to go to the facility your government wants you to go to, not the one you want or need. And, you’re going to pay more for the privilege of obedience to your new health care masters.
Many leftards are saying that once this is in place, repeal will be impossible because we’ll be taking away insurance from people. But, that’s not the way to frame it. We can repeal this because it will give more people access to healthcare, not less. We can repeal this because the total costs of healthcare will decrease if we do. We can repeal this because you’ll choose and not your new masters.
When we repeal this idiocy, we can easily gain support for the repeal by including some adult decisions with real insurance reform included in the repeal.
Hold the officials to the fire. Repubs have a tendency to cling to the status quo. Don’t let them become complacent. If they’re worried about running on a singular issue, have them speak to the greater issues of honesty and accountability. Don’t let the history revision happen, which the leftards and there propaganda tools will most certainly attempt to do in the up coming election. They demanded this, they own it.