Thursday, March 13, 2014

Can't Even Lie Straight

The only way that Obamacare could work is if he doubled down on the lie that "if you like your current health care plan, you can keep it." That was never true.  The only hope was to charge much higher prices to healthy people so that the government can force insurance companies to offer "insurance" to folks with pre-existing conditions or who were too poor to pay the actuarially fair rate for that policy.  There  is no way to offer insurance far below cost to some people without raising the costs to other people.

It was ALWAYS a lie.  It had to be.  But at least it would have "worked," in the sense that he could have had most people forced--yes, at gunpoint, forced, but at least they would be included--into the system.  But now the Dems are too chicken-sh*t even to play out their own fraudulent bluff.  They are "extending" and "exempting" like there is no tomorrow.

This is an actual disaster.  Because it means that people who have cheap policies can keep them, but people who must be given cheap policies, people whose expected care far exceed premiums, must be written new policies.  It's Christmas!  The problem with Christmas is that our President is trying to be Santa Claus.  Even a Peronista would look at this and laugh.  "No, you can't back down now!  Grit your teeth and carry out the lie."

To paraphrase Glenn Close, "If you just told us to f**k off, we'd have more respect for you."

UPDATE:  Just when it couldn't get got worse.  They can't keep doing this.  They have to force people to sign up.  It's the logic of the system.  It's based on force, and cross-subsidy.


Zachary Bartsch said...

This is a real bummer for those of us who actually thought that the Mandate would actually be mandated...

TM Lutas said...

The policy was always in service to electability. What the Democrats didn't notice is that the policy was in service not to the Democratic party's electability but to President Obama's electability.

It's like the MEFO bills, a fraud that has an expiration date built in.