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Obamacare mandate may be delayed

Obama’s legacy, the only thing he has done during his presidency that he can be openly proud of, is being destroyed before our very eyes. Awesome:

The Obama administration will delay enforcement of the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance mandate, extending how long Americans may go uninsured before facing a penalty under the law, MarketWatch has learned.

The health care law requires most people to have health insurance by Jan. 1, 2014 or face a penalty, but the Administration may postpone when those penalties will go into effect. The law allows for “short coverage gaps” of up to three months before imposing the penalty, which is $95 or 1% of an individual’s income (whichever is greater) next year. Under the current rules, someone would have to be covered by March 31, an official with the Department of Health and Human Services confirmed, which is the final day that people will be able to purchase health insurance on the public exchanges, or marketplaces, created by the ACA.

But the Administration is currently working to revise its policy to ensure that people who wait till the last day in March to sign up will not face a penalty, the HHS official clarified. That means that people may go uninsured till April or May without paying a fine, as it takes up to two weeks to process health insurance applications, and new health policies take effect on the first day of each month. A last-minute March 31 application, for example, might be processed by mid-April for coverage starting May 1.

Obamacare was a disaster right from the beginning. It has no redeeming qualities and is positively one of the most harmful pieces of legislation ever written by this government. The only thing that can be said about it is that it’s proven what a total and complete sham this administration is. The level of incompetence on display is staggering; even George W. Bush never saw such unrestrained incompetence, and that’s saying something. So now, after the colossal failure of it’s now infamous registration website, an Obama administration official is saying that, at long last, there will be a delay?

It’s just too perfect. The only way this could get any better is if hackers take over and start posting porn vids on the homepage. (Note for the NSA: If that does happen, I was not involved.) And just think, this fool’s second term has only just begun.

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Posted by on 24 Oct 2013 in obamacare, raging incompetence

 

Obamacare and the law

Liberals who defend Obamacare by saying, “But it’s the law! You need to accept it!” are being deliberately dishonest. They try and make it seem like they’re being reasonable, but really they’re just saying, “Look, screw you, I like Obamacare! And I think Americans need to stop being so selfish and just help people! Gosh, you’re soooo ignorant!” Usually it’s some blithering liberal idiot like a middle-aged soccer mom or a career woman, or an oblivious co-ed that’s touting the wonders of universal healthcare and the necessity for obeying the law.

They only care about the law if it’s giving them what they want. Abortion, no-fault divorce, Obamacare, it’s all the same to them. They don’t care about doing what’s right, only about what they want. And they really, really want Obamacare.

 
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Posted by on 21 Oct 2013 in obamacare

 

“Without effective government, people can die”

So says a former Obama administration official. But that’s not all:

Former Obama administration official Melody Barnes says Americans opposed to Obamacare and big government should “back off” from their criticism — because without effective government, people can die.

Barnes, who was Obama’s assistant and director of the White House Domestic Policy Council until January 2012, was appearing on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Friday. Speaking about Obamacare, Barnes said it’s “to everyone’s benefit that people back off of what was the Reagan administration legacy that government is bad, government workers are bad, and think about how we’re going to make this work.”

She added that disasters such as Hurricane Katrina prove that “if we don’t have an effective federal government, people get hurt. In fact people can die.”

Host Joe Scarborough pushed back.

“Why would I back off if I think health care policy is bad for the country in the the long run?” he asked. “The federal government is not competent enough to run it, and the launch has been terrible. (The Huffington Post’s) Sam Stein asks the question, ‘Are Republicans going to do their best to help this implementation?’ No, I don’t think they are. And I don’t think it means they’re unpatriotic if they don’t.

Got that, rubes? Without Big Brother and his unthinking legions of order-following, body-armor-wearing, trigger-happy troglodytes, people can die. Without the massive multi-trillion dollar, debt-financed bureaucracy, people can die. Without a neverending war over in the world’s sandbox, people can di–oh, wait. You see where this is going? This government-worshiping dunce imagines only an omnipresent, omnipotent State can prevent us from ever coming to harm. No, she didn’t say those words, but that is the implication. An “effective government” is a deliberately open-term, but it translates over easily into the more nuanced “Nanny state” that your average anti-Obamacare American understands very well.

Fact of the matter is…Obamacare is absolutely, positively, no-two-ways-about it horrendous. It always was going to be. That is its destiny. If you’ve ever been to the VA, you would understand that when government gets involved in medicine and treatment, it causes a mind-boggling number of problems, an galactic-scale avalanche of red-tape, an incalculable amount of wasted time, and petty, pointless frustrations by the intellectually deficient classes manning the bureaucracy along the way. America didn’t want this, it never did, but Congress saw fit to ramrod it down the public’s throat anyway.

“What’s that? You don’t want that? Sorry, I can’t hear you over the sound of how corrupt I am!”

 
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Posted by on 19 Oct 2013 in obamacare, statism