The Games And Goals Of Zerocare …….


Well, team Zero has announced yet another revision of their stated goals. 

WH: Just Kidding, Our Goal for Young Obamacare Enrollees Is Actually A Lot Lower!

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: โ€œMy proposal will bring down the cost of health care for millions: Families, businesses, and the federal government.โ€ 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. 

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36 Responses to The Games And Goals Of Zerocare …….

  1. philjourdan says:

    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 youโ€™ll choose and not your new masters.

    There are many more reasons to repeal it. But will the Republicans even try? So far, the Tea Party is, but the leadership is not.

  2. nomoregore says:

    Please note, that in the above photo, zero bears a striking resemblance to this guy:

  3. leftinflagstaff says:

    If we don’t force a repeal, I’ll never be able to look at my country the same way again. I consider second only to the repeal of slavery in importance.

  4. DirkH says:

    Well at least Lurch has reason to celebrate. After working hard for more than 2 years, the USA has achieved its foremost political goal:
    “The world needs no reminder that Syria has become the magnet for jihadists and extremists. It is the strongest magnet for terror of any place today,” Kerry said.
    Congrats Comrade, congrats! Hand out the Nobels!

  5. HankH says:

    I got to use my new health insurance policy yesterday when I went to visit my surgeon for a routine checkup. My co-pay was double what it used to be.

    We got talking about Zerocare. He had nothing good to say about it. I was surprised to learn that they’re already rationing the DaVinci robotic surgery system as insurance will not pay for it when other less expensive treatment options are available. Only in certain qualifying cases will they authorize it. I’m glad I had my surgery when it was the best (not least expensive) treatment option. I credit the system for saving my life.

    Well that explains how they plan to cut costsโ€ฆ.. by limiting treatment options.

    • suyts says:

      So much for medical advancements ….. we’re not going to pay for them anymore.

    • cdquarles says:

      That won’t cut them much, either, for the care and feeding of the bureaucracy will preclude it.

      That is exactly how you ‘clear’ supply and demand when you can’t allow free peoples to make their own choices freely and pay the price directly. Procedures will simply be arbitrarily denied and new and/or better ones simply won’t be developed. Price controls always lead to rationing and/or black markets. Death panels have no more wisdom or foresight than any other person.

      • HankH says:

        Cd, as you may know I consult to several large clinics and research hospitals. I publish with and know quite a few top notch doctors and medical researchers. We talk. All of them hate Zerocare, many of them have quit the AMA for endorsing the train wreck, and are genuinely pissed off that it is the doctors who are now on the hook for the high deductibles patients can’t afford to pay. While at the same time, Zerocare did nothing to lower their cost of providing service.

        What most people don’t realize is the ACA is nothing more than a huge tax bill that does nothing to address the major cost issues (tort reform, pre-trial medical malpractice review boards, malpractice insurance co-ops, etcโ€ฆ). It merely shifts the burden of cost onto the small guy – the small business owner, medical services providers (doctors, hospitals, and clinics), and the self employed. That, and limiting medical care options for the insured.

        Zerocare is the worst, most ill conceived tax legislation to ever make it through congress.

        • Tom In Indy says:

          But, But, But, IT’S BUDGET NEUTRAL!

          There are still idiots who claim that if we repeal obamacare, it will increase the federal budget deficit. We told them at the time that obamacare will never be budget neutral once it becomes law. Budget neutral was just another bait and switch to get the law passed.

          The left trotted out all those CBO studies showing it was budget neutral. Why are there no new CBO studies showing the budget impact each time there is a new Obama edict telling HHS and the IRS not to enforce various revenue producing pieces of the law?

        • HankH says:

          And the CBO studies were based on the original numbers that Zero and Sebelius now say they were just kidding about. The train quickly approaches the cliff and these two idiots are pouring on the coals.

        • philjourdan says:

          Great way to frame Obamacare. It is nothing more than taxes and penalties.

        • cdquarles says:

          I don’t doubt that at all. The only MDs that I remember liking socialized medicine were the second raters in academia. The ones with their own practices or the ones who were innovators hated it. I spoke to a few ex-pat Canadians who left Canada in the 70s/80s over their system. They all hated it and left Canada because they knew that they’d never be able to be a ‘real doctor’ under it. Like our British cousins, the ‘guild’ sold out the members. Of the nearly 1 million MDs now-a-days I doubt that more than a couple of hundred thousand are members of the AMA. I am now wondering about the local medical society membership numbers.

        • HankH says:

          It’s interesting that the medical societies (at least the one I belong to) are very down on Zerocare too. If you want to get boo’d off the podium all you have to do is stand before a medical society symposium and say “don’t you just love Obamacare?” Of course, I wouldn’t try something so stupid because I know at least three or four of them out there boo’ing me will be the reviewers of my next paper, LOL!

  6. HankH says:

    What we said was, you could keep it if it hasnโ€™t changed since the law was passed.

    Still a bold faced lie. ๐Ÿ˜ก My plan was cancelled effective the first day of the law. How could it have changed if it was cancelled because of the law?

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