11 thoughts on “36 Encores

  1. Strangely enough, I haven’t heard any hard numbers about how many people are actually enrolled in plans vs. how many have used the website.

  2. Republicans are screwing up by the numbers again. Instead of demanding the administration fix Obama-care, they should spend every moment telling voters that you WILL lose your insurance as long as Obama-care is the law so the only solution is to repeal it.

    Helping fix Obama-care is like helping the hangman adjust your noose: you’ve conceded the principle.

  3. I could not agree more Joe.

    They should be harping a big “I told you so” at every turn, and the fact that EVERYONE should have seen this as disasterous when the only way to get it passed was to bribe and coerce members of THEIR OWN PARTY and the secret backroom deals with big labor.

    EVERY private sector entity and industry should be pushing hard against this ESPECIALLY the insurance industry. Regardless of the quick and easy payout to the insurance industry (which is turning out to be as quick and easy as the revenue generated by the e-pull tabs to hand over half a bil to Ziggy) it spells doom for them long term, especially when the big government mob enforcers come to collect.

  4. I agree that the apparent complicity by the republicans can do them, and those of us who (so far) support them, no good and potential harm.

    However, they walk a fine line. Those of us who’ve been harmed by Obamacare would like to see the problems remedied, not just ignored to inflict political harm.

    Either a “screw you” attitude or a McCain-like, sycophantic “we’re all in this
    together” response to the democrats would do more harm to the republicans.

    The best response would be a disdainful “we’ll help you fix your mess, but only for the good of the country” if they could find anyone capable of delivering such a message.

    I still think that if this goes bad for him, it wouldn’t be beyond the realm of possibility for President Obama to give an inflammatory speech or two then walk out while the country becomes embroiled in violent “civil disobedience.” I’ve often felt that his wife’s globe-trotting was as much about house-hunting as it was for political good will.

  5. The health insurance industry is all for Obamacare because in their eyes, the individual mandate means 30M potentially new customers.

  6. It’s too bad they’re ignoring the whole premise that Obama wants to nationalize the industry and put the private companies out of business. Morons.

  7. I can’t wait to see what happens when the lawsuits to deny subsidies to the people who sign up on healthcare.gov are upheld. The people getting the “great deal” will flip out when they see what their unsubsidized premium will cost. The choice between paying fully for their insurance or paying the IRS for the penalty will kill this monstrosity.

  8. Joe Doakes is correct. Unless you get a waiver from Obama, you will lose your existing plan. There is no doubt about it. It may take a year, or four years, but you will lose your existing plan.
    Of those people the administration says are signing up for Obamacare on the healthcare.gov site, how many are getting medicare or otherwise having their health care subsidized? How many are paying subsidies?
    This is a critical number, and the only people in the media that seem interested in finding out are talk radio and some pundits on Fox.

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  10. My company at this point doesn’t know what the final outcome of all this will be. I’ve been told that we could be vulnerable to an excise tax for having what might be considered a “Cadillac ” plan. nice huh…grrrrrrr!!

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