Valentine’s Day Surprise: Senate Democrats Blast Obamacare Implementation – Capsules - The KHN Blog
Apparently Democrats are getting hell from their constituents and are getting nervous about the implementation of the PPACA. They seem to want to put distance between themselves and the effects of the PPACA.Senate Democrats on Thursday showed little love to the Obama administration for how it is implementing the federal health law.
Testifying before the powerful Senate Finance Committee, the administration’s top regulator on new health exchanges encountered criticism from several Democrats who helped push through the 2010 federal health overhaul — among them Chairman Max Baucus of Montana and Sens. Ron Wyden of Oregon, Bill Nelson of Florida and Maria Cantwell of Washington.
Given that they wrote the law all by themselves, not even allowing Republicans into bill writing sessions, and passed it with no Republican support at all, it will be interesting to see how they manage to shift blame for this.
They left most of the rule writing to the bureaucrats, which means that they literally could not know what all of the effects of the law would be when they passed it.
They passed a law that was going to cause a lot of people to lose their insurance and was going to cause insurance to be more expensive, and now they are slamming administrators who can't find a way to avoid the problems that Congress created.
Key Democrats Turn on Obamacare | Via MeadiaPowerful Democrats who helped write and pass Obamacare subjected the new law’s chief administrator to withering criticism at a Senate hearing yesterday. Gary Cohen, the director of the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, testified before the Senate Finance Committee, and the Democrats on the committee—from its Chairman Max Baucus to Senators Ron Wyden, Bill Nelson, and Maria Cantwell—tore into him.
The Republicans should offer a bipartisan bill to abolish the PPACA almost entirely, and nothing short of that.