Fritz over at A View From the Beach has a great summation of just how awful ObamaCare is, it is well worth the read. Here is a tiny sample
Well, it’s official, on average, Obamacare policies are going up 25% on average: Obamacare premiums to go up by double digits, Confirmed: Obamacare premiums going up an average of 25% in 2017, And that’s just average, Obamacare Premiums Up 30% In TX, MS, KS; 50% In IL, AZ, PA; 93% In NM: When Does The Death Spiral Blow Up? But Arizona wins the 2017 ObamaCare sweepstakes: 116% increase in benchmark premium.
So, basically, ObamaCare has made health care far less affordable, and has done exactly what many of us said it was going to do, destroy health care in America. Consider what central planner low life Johnathan Gruber has to say
“Is Obamacare imploding?” CNN’s host asked Gruber. “No, Obamacare’s not imploding,” Gruber replied. Asked about the coming premium hikes for 2017 Gruber said, “First of all, the 22% increase, let’s remember who that applies to. That applies to a very small fraction of people who have to buy insurance without the subsidies that are available.” He continued, “Eight-five percent of people who are buying insurance on the exchanges get subsidies and for those people this premium increase doesn’t affect them.”
Here again is the Obamacare proponent’s favorite statistic. Normally, I would give someone the benefit of the doubt on something like this but not Gruber. He demonstrated a long time ago that he’s not an honest broker. “Call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever but basically that was really critical to getting the thing to pass,” Gruber once said when defending the tortured way in which the law was written. Gruber applauds deception in the selling of Obamacare:
In short, Gruber knew exactly what ObamaCare was. And, he wants to punish those not complying even more
As to how to “fix” Obamacare, Gruber said, “there’s no sense in which this has to be fixed. The law is working as designed.” He then added, “However, it could work better and I think probably the most important thing the experts would agree on is that we need a larger mandate penalty.”
What Gruber is admitting is that, as structured, not enough people want to buy Obamacare plans. In fact the enrollment is less than half of what CBO predicted at this point in time and is expected to rise only slightly next year. The way to fix this, Gruber says, is to make the penalty for not buying Obamacare significantly higher. Eventually, if you punish people hard enough for non-compliance, they will get with the program.
Here is the video where Gruber spins, lies, propagandizes, and then lies some more, even going so far as to say ObamCare was “bi-partisan” even though not one single Republican voted for it
Gruber, and those like him are evil. They are cold. they want their way, and do not care who is hurt by the very real consequences of their central planning failures. They are the true face of leftism. And, to succeed, Leftists need fools who will buy their scams and lies, people who are so stupid, they cannot even see the truth when it hits them between their eyes. Fools like these
Fools! They can never ever grasp that Marxism never works. Fools!