Two points on this from my POV...I can agree that because obama put off the employer mandate that companies will probably take the opportunity while they can to push their costs off onto the employees. Still, since that is just delayed they will eventually need to offer the health care plans in the future. I actually agree it was a pretty crappy thing for Obama to do to make some stupid excuse to let the employers off the hook for a year. Still, I cannot totally blame him considering how the republicans have done everything possible to derail implementation and there may be some truth to the claim they are behind schedule because of the open interference. It is convenient for the contributors to both the reps and the dems that it was pushed back, but not to regular people.
1. Republicans can't do a whole lot of anything...They only have 1/2 of 1/3 of our government...This constant push to blame everything that goes wrong on republicans is a farce.
2. You speak of "regular people", well the polls are against this 2 to 1 yet demo's, and Obama seem tone deaf on that fact...
I tell ya, I just don't understand why it would be such a big deal for Obama to come out and say, "you know what American people? We thought that we could jam this into being, and are having an incredibly hard time. As your President I hear you, that is why I am instructing congress to delay the implementation of the ACA for 1 year. And, in that time frame I along with the Senate Majority leader, Harry Reid are going to sit down with Republicans to go through the bill, something we didn't do when drafting, and passing the original bill, and make the necessary changes to provide stability, and predictability to business, and the affordability, and accessibility to the people."
But that would mean that instead of pure rhetoric, and political attack, and division, Obama and demos would actually have to sit down with repubs and come up with something.
But that is NOT how the plan was sold now is it....Also, it does not seem like they are being forced to change doctors unless they are worried about costs. That has always been the way of insurance. Maybe if you have a more expensive insurance plan then you do not have to deal with it, and you could always pay for it yourself, but when you are bargain hunting you may not get who you want to do service for you. That is how bargain hunting works. Sometimes when you cut costs you have to go somewhere else.
Tera, people wonder why Obama's job approval is dropping like a rock, down around 40% now, and I say that the inside the Beltway excuse of foreign policy is hurting him, I think it is a accumulation of things like this type of bold lying straight to the American peoples faces, then turning and trying to project his lies to us onto the republicans as being recalcitrant, and not giving him the free reign of a dictator. We are getting tired of the progressive lies.
But, I see that we have some semblance of agreement to work with here Tera, so, I couch my claim of lies to the political progressive, and not as a general slap ok?