Voters finished believing Obama’s health care promises, Obama lies lead to Obamacare opposition, Millions of Americans unhappy, Small group insurance
impacted like individual health insurance market
“If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan.”…Barack Obama
“millions of Americans are getting or are about to get cancellation letters for their health insurance under Obamacare, say experts, and the Obama administration has known that for at least three years.”…NBC News October 29, 2013
“Not every item of news should be published: rather must
those who control news policies endeavor to make every item
of news serve a certain purpose.”… Joseph Goebbels
One of my friends, who also has German ancestry, and I got into a heated debate several months ago. He has not stayed on top of the news and researched Obama and Obamacare. He told me we should wait and see and give Obamacare a chance. Like so much of what has happened since 2008 this reminded me once again of Nazi Germany.
How many people in pre war Nazi Germany said Give Hitler a chance?
Wait and see.
I thought about this for several days and when I next saw him I said:
Abwarten und sehen.
Wait and see in German.
I made my point.
From Byron York and The Washington Examiner November 25, 2013.
“Why voters are finished believing Obama’s health care promises”
“In April, Real Clear Politics’ average of polls showed that 47 percent of Americans opposed Obamacare, while 41 percent supported it — a 6-percentage-point edge for opponents of the president’s health care law, which at the time was still months away from implementation.
The latest average of polls, less than two months into the law’s rollout, shows 57 percent opposing Obamacare, with 38 percent supporting — an enormous 19-point gap between opponents and supporters.
The two numbers explain why Republicans made little progress when they tried to warn Americans about Obamacare. For years, GOP warnings about Obamacare were about something that had not yet arrived. People had not experienced Obamacare, did not have friends who had experienced it and didn’t fully understand what it was. Many tuned out the Republican alarms.
Now that has changed. Millions of Americans are unhappy with what they have experienced under Obamacare — canceled policies, higher premiums and sky-high deductibles. They are also much more likely to believe predictions of future problems. They’ve seen what has already happened and now know it can get worse.
So how can it get worse? So far, Obamacare has upended the individual market for health insurance, which covers about 10 million people. The next step, according to the respected health care analyst Robert Laszewski, will likely come in the small-employer market, meaning businesses with anywhere between two and 50 employees. That covers about 45 million people.
“Obamacare is impacting the small-group insurance market in many of the same ways as the individual health insurance market,” Laszewski writes. Under Obamacare, the small employers who offer their workers health coverage will be “required to comply with the same essential benefit mandates, age rating changes, and pre-existing condition reforms the individual market faces. That means essentially all small group policies cannot continue as they are — they have to be discontinued.””
“In the three and a half years between March 23, 2010, the day Obamacare was signed into law, and Oct. 1, 2013, the day its implementation got under way, millions of voters, no matter what doubts they might have had, thought it best to give Obamacare a chance to work. That’s why they didn’t respond to the GOP’s dire warnings. But now, they’ve seen what Obamacare can mean in their lives. And they won’t be buying any more promises.”
Abwarten und sehen.