Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Just How Far Will The Obama Administration Go?

Anyone who is paying attention knows that Obamacare is a disaster and has been since it was forced down the throats of the American people. From conception it has been about deception, government control and increased revenue for the government. The CBO said the overall cost of it is far more than the Obama administration claimed - something the Obama administration wasn't happy to have made public.

The President and his fellow Democrats lied repeatedly about people being able to keep their insurance policies and their doctors under Obamacare. Some Democrats have actually admitted that they knew all along it wasn't true. Of course, some of those blamed the Republicans for making it necessary to lie. Go figure.

The President has, on nuerous occasions, unilaterally changed and/or delayed implementation of parts of the law for political expediency.  Expediency: "the quality of being convenient and practical despite possibly being improper or immoral; convenience."

Die hard Obama supporters will claim the President is making those changes because he cares about the American people and is doing what is best for all. I call BS. The President is making those changes because it's an election year and incumbent Democrats are afraid of losing their seats in Washington. And they have pleaded with the President to do something to lessen the impact of Obamacare on the people until after the election. The President is in damage control mode at the request of his Democrat colleagues.

Recently the Department of Health and Human Services quietly made another change to the law. This one is interesting because it's going to decrease revenue for the government. But that's why it is not being publicized. From the Wall Street Journal:

"In 2013, HHS decided that ObamaCare's wave of policy terminations qualified as a "hardship" that entitled people to a special type of coverage designed for people under age 30 or a mandate exemption. HHS originally defined and reserved hardship exemptions for the truly down and out such as battered women, the evicted and bankrupts.

But amid the post-rollout political backlash, last week the agency created a new category: Now all you need to do is fill out a form attesting that your plan was cancelled and that you "believe that the plan options available in the [ObamaCare] Marketplace in your area are more expensive than your cancelled health insurance policy" or "you consider other available policies unaffordable."

This lax standard—no formula or hard test beyond a person's belief—at least ostensibly requires proof such as an insurer termination notice. But people can also qualify for hardships for the unspecified nonreason that "you experienced another hardship in obtaining health insurance," which only requires "documentation if possible." And yet another waiver is available to those who say they are merely unable to afford coverage, regardless of their prior insurance. In a word, these shifting legal benchmarks offer an exemption to everyone who conceivably wants one."

The bottom is falling out of Obamacare. It never should have been signed into law in the first place and everyone from Obama down to the lowest member of Congress knows it. But it's Obama's signature legislation and he's never going to let it go. He promised a health care bill. He didn't promise it would actually work. And when then-queen Nancy said "We have to pass the bill so the American people can see what's in it," she meant she didn't much care either as long as it passed.

Even as they realize the painful truth that they will never have 7 million people sign up for Obamacare by the end of March they continue to state that it is a success and working the way it's supposed to. Can you say delusional? Or, more likely, just more pathetic lies from the left.

Since they have now made the Obamacare law one which you can comply or not, (it's now up to you) I see no real reason for it not to be repealed. What is the point of keeping it on the books if it's not going to be enforced? But then - that seems to be the M.O. of the Obama administration. Enforcing only the laws they want to enforce.

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