Thursday, March 6, 2014

Obama Figures Out How You CAN Keep Your Plan

The White House has figured out how to allow consumers to keep their insurance plans: Delay Obamacare.

The White House on Wednesday announced a new ObamaCare delay that will allow some consumers to keep health plans that do not meet the law's standards until past the end of the Obama presidency.
Those are the same junk plans from a few months ago. If the junk plans are better than the alternatives, does that make the alternatives junkier?

Bob Laszewski, as usual, has an interesting view on the matter

All of these delays are just tinkering around the edges of a law that is deeply flawed.
The biggest flaw is that the product the Obama administration is trying to sell to consumers is not the product people want to buy.
Rejiggering deadlines until this thing is contorted like a pretzel is exactly the wrong thing to do.
Obamacare needs a fundamental fix. 
I have to believe that even its most ardent supporters are coming to that realization.
I agree with Bob, except for that last sentence. Even the most ardent supporters will never come to the realization their baby is stillborn. See Ezekial Emanuel for Exhibit 1.
He describes the program, often referred to as Obamacare, as “a world historical achievement, even more important for the United States than Social Security and Medicare have been.”

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