In other words, Republicans think Obamacare is a crappy law — and if the Supreme Court agrees on this latest challenge, it’s up to Republicans to figure out how to make the crappy law still work:
Republicans have spent months pitching ideas on how to limit the potential fallout from next month’s Supreme Court decision that could wipe out ObamaCare insurance subsidies in at least 34 states.
But so far, none of their proposals are likely to stave off the massive disruption of the healthcare marketplace that would result from a ruling against the Obama administration, according to a new report by the American Academy of Actuaries.
Next year’s headlines: “Obamacare would have been awesome if Republicans would have saved it!” This is like blaming Mary Jo Kopechne for Chappaquiddick because she didn’t insist on taking the wheel before they got to the bridge.
The Associated Press actually managed to report that the Affordable Care Act isn’t “affordable” and doesn’t even have much “care” without calling out the Dems who voted for it who now want to lead the charge to “fix” the law (read: throw a ton more money at it).
After paying premiums, many low- and middle-income patients still face high costs when trying to use their coverage. There’s growing concern that the value of a health insurance card is being eaten away by rising deductibles, the amount of actual medical costs that patients pay each year before coverage kicks in.
“I think it’s going to be the next big problem,” said Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Wash., a congressional leader on health care.
“We’ve got some 17 million more people covered … but they can’t access the care they seem to be entitled to,” McDermott said. “It costs too much to use the care. That’s the deceptive part about it.”
Since virtually all U.S. residents are now required to have health insurance by President Barack Obama’s health care law, McDermott said Democrats have a responsibility to make sure coverage translates to meaningful benefits.
Short version: The Obamacare law doesn’t do any of what it was ostensibly supposed to do, so now we’ll have to throw another trillion dollars at it to make the law “work.” And by all means, let’s allow those who deceived us once to spend billions more to deceive us again (those paying attention weren’t deceived the first time but were unfortunately outnumbered by morons).
If this isn’t the best argument for full repeal, nothing is. Too bad the Associated Press reported it all with a straight face without pointing out the Jupiter-sized irony of it all.
Easy question for Iowa Dems: Name any Hillary Clinton accomplishments as secretary of state:
I’d widen the challenge and ask people what Hillary Clinton has accomplished at all. And “married Bill,” “kicked ass at cattle futures” and “helped set up a money laundering operation disguised as a charity” don’t count.
I do have one accomplishment of Hillary’s: She’s promised to “topple the rich” and as SoS she proved she’s more than capable of doing so, because she practiced on herself:
One thing’s for sure: If that “rift” is going to be smoothed over, the president who meets almost weekly with race agitator Al Sharpton and who oversees a Justice Department that never met a police department that wasn’t loaded with racists and isn’t afraid to say it publicly is not the person to lead the charge.
The Hillary Clinton campaign jabbed at House Republicans after they passed a bill banning abortions after 20 weeks on Wednesday.
“Politicians should not interfere with personal medical decisions, which should be left to a woman, her family and her faith, in consultation with her doctor or health care provider,” Clinton’s senior policy adviser Maya Harris said in a statement.
The irony of course is that Hillary will soon talk about how it’s the Republicans who hate children.
The MSM’s avoiding a headline that should be used for this story: “New grandmother reiterates support for killing babies.”