more delays, more failures, more broken promises
the biggie was april 1 when the white house announced that it must put off for a year the establishment of market-oriented health care exchanges for small business, thus confining those put upon enterprises to a choice of exactly one product
ObamaCare in Trouble? Exchange provision delayed, as lawmakers push to repeal another | Fox News
Obamacare Incompetence | TIME.com
did you know that the obamacare exchanges for individual buyers are prescribed by law to be up and running october 1?
they're not even moving on em
it's certainly not politic to talk about em, it's certainly not wise to be seen implementing em
these and many more are the worries and woes so many distinguished dems are distressing over in public these days
the very author of obamacare, retiring chair of senate finance max baucus, calls the rollout not a train wreck but a HUGE train wreck
the chair of his subcommittee on health, also retiring, uber lib jay rockefeller, calls the bill "beyond comprehension"
nyt did a story last week---"dem senators worry"
ben cardin from maryland, the bluest demographics outside the northeast, is scared cuz carefirst (which covers 70% of terrapins) announced a 25% premium hike the day before
maryland is especially bellwether cuz it's one of the few states fully in cooperation with obamacare
jean shaheen up north agitates for those small business denied their much promised shop, also the fact that employers around her state are cutting hours to less than 30 per week to avoid the mandates
tom harkin (retiring, IA), chair of powerful appropriations' subcommittee on health, says he is "beyond upset" that the white house would raid public health and prevention to pay for education and outreach, he's even put a hold on obama's nominee at m&m services, marilyn tavener
last nite in south carolina, the sister of comedian steven colbert, elizabeth colbert busch, in a debate with former governor sanford (they're running in a special election for SC1 to replace tim scott) called obamacare "extremely problematic"
Democrats fret over Obamacare as 2014 looms - POLITICO
not just problematic but extremely problematic
exactly why would she and the ny times and obamacare author max baucus say such things?
are they lying to you?
kaiser today published a poll---obamacare is at an all time low, just 35% favorable
do you wonder why?
at his i-have-a-pulse press conference today, to celebrate his 100 days, obama conceded certain "glitches and bumps" in implementation
just bumps in the road---like benghazi
dems demand he get out and sell---he says he'll do it in the summer
what do you think is the real reason he's not talking about it today?
in march 79 senators voted to kill one of the law's central taxes
Senate passes bill to repeal medical device tax - Boston.com
and why do congressmen and women want out?
Lawmakers, aides may get Obamacare exemption - POLITICO
bumps in the road or huge train wreck?
today, another deadline deferred:
Another Missed Deadline Ahead for Obamacare | Fox NewsUnder President Obama’s 2010 health law, the government officials in charge of keeping Medicaid afloat have until Tuesday to report whether costs for the fiscally foundering program will exceed expectations.
But they won’t have anywhere to send their report.
That’s because the Independent Payment Advisory Board – perhaps the most controversial entity created under Obama’s law – still doesn’t exist.
This 15-member board, denounced by critics as a “death panel,” is tasked under the law with determining which patients ought to receive which treatments and whether taxes ought to be raised to finance the program.
can you imagine senate confirmation of even one of the 15 members of ipab?