Saturday, November 2, 2013

There Is No Pleasure in "I Told You So"

I have been dumbfounded at how many people these days are shocked, shocked I tell you!, that they're being dropped from their insurance plans.

We tried to fucking tell you.

When I was political blogging every day this is almost all I talked about for two years.  I looked back into my archives and sure enough, it took about two seconds to find a post where Obama is blathering that utter bullshit about how you could keep your insurance.

It also took about thirty seconds to find comments from straight up liberal nut jobs who declare Obamacare is the best thing since sliced bread except that "it doesn't go far enough."  

It was as plain as the blue in the sky that Obamacare was going to be a nightmare and that people would find themselves dumped by their insurance plans like a litter of unwanted kittens.


While I would like to say, "I told you so!", it simply does no good (and gives me no pleasure) because most of those people still believe in unicorns and pixie dust and believe Obamacare will save the planet.

Even worse, these people in the White House are still pushing this big lie; why?  Because there are still plenty of idiotic, uninformed people out there who still want to believe it:
In the meantime, the White House site still makes the claim "If you like your plan you can keep it and you don't have to change a thing due to the health care law." This turned out to be a big lie by the Obama administration. 
Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser to the president, tweeted, "FACT: Nothing in Obamacare forces people out of their health plans. No change is required unless insurance companies change existing plans." This is just another fairy tale.
You liberals thought Obamacare was going to make life better?  Quit trying to help me!

This is why I quit political blogging (for the most part.)  I'd been banging my head against the proverbial wall for nothing.  I ranted, railed, researched, and reported.  I typed, protested, linked, and posted until my fingers bled.  It did no good whatsoever. You can't educate a person who chooses to keep their head in the sand.

“If you like your health-care plan, you can keep your health-care plan. Period.” But the entire premise of Obamacare was that, in order to cover (some of) the uninsured and (in many cases) uninsurable, other Americans were going to have to pay significantly more. Obamacare was always intended to be the Great Disruptor: Avik Roy reports that, by 2010, administration officials knew that 93 million Americans would lose their current plans under Obamacare. Small businesses are cutting back on full-time workers; medium businesses are dumping employees’ spouses and children from their plans; and the largest businesses are eating nine-figure bottom-line increases. Delta Airlines claims that it will spend an extra $100 million on health-care expenses next year: Even with cutbacks on complimentary mini-pretzels, a tenth of a billion is a big sum to recover. Meanwhile, the Obamacare plans won’t recognize your preferred doctor, and major hospitals won’t recognize the Obamacare plans.

Oh yeah, that slippery slope that is Obamacare is about to get really interesting.

If you haven't considered just going off the grid yet, this might be a good time to invest in survival gear.

The wealthy are okay with all this; the line I keep hearing is "Oh, but we can afford to help those less fortunate.  We are so lucky and so blessed, we can afford to give more."

Okay.  Go right ahead.  Pay a shitload of money each month for your healthcare and subsidize that of the poverty ridden masses.  There are more and more of them every single day thanks to the Obama regulation nation and welfare expansion state.  Those of us in the middle are getting the proverbial finger up the ass and trying to figure out how to survive.  We aren't eligible for subsidies (even if we wanted them) and can't afford the tripling of our insurance rates.  We were told we could keep what we have, right?  Sure.

Why can't I just keep what I have?

Steyn again:
But the fact remains that nowhere in the Western world has the governmentalization of health care been so incompetently introduced and required protection by such a phalanx of lies. Obamacare is not a left–right issue; it’s a fraud issue.

Hope you are happy, lefties.

I'm going back to blogging about day trips now.


John Hinderaker at Powerline has an excellent post:  The Lies of Obamacare Documented.

(H/T:  Memeorandum)


Jayhawk said...

What "health care reform" offered to 15% of Americans was access to health insurance which they had not previously had. What it offered to 85% of Americans, who already had health insurance, was to "bend the cost" of health insurance, and bring a stop the the rising cost of that health insurance, which was rising at a terrifying and unaffordable rate. If "health care reform" did not pass, we were told, 85% of us would be spending more for health insurance than we did for everything else combined, and the magic of "health care reform" was going to LOWER THE COST of health care for everyone.

Now Obamacare has been labeled a huge success, but not one word is being said about lowered costs, which was what 85% of us were supposed to get from it.

My health insurance, provided by my wife's employer, had resulted in health care costs (premium, copays and deductibles) going up about 10% per year prior to 2010. Then in 2012 such costs went up 30%. In 2013 they went up 25%. For 2014, we have just been notified, they will go up 55%.

Where is this huge success story in terms of lowering costs?

Jazz One said...

Sweet Jesus, I hope you are not as salty in person as you come across on the political posts here.
Sooo, The President works at your insurance company and decided to cancel your insurance. It sounds like your insurance company is lame.
Obamacare is not far from what Nixon proposed in 1974.
Obamacare is not far from what Romney brought to Massachusetts.
Obamacare is not far from what Newt and the Heritage Foundation proposed in the early 90s in response to Hilarycare.
Obamacare is a Republican idea.
Y'all just hate Obama.
Medicare Part D didn't see a smooth rollout, but y'all didn't complain about that.

Pat Austin said...

I rest my case.

Oh, and Jazz, did I SAY my insurance had been cancelled? No, I did not.

One more thing: I'm every fucking bit as salty in real life as I am here. Sorry if that offends you.

BoR said...

Ahahahahahahaha!! Nice. And I love the liberals now blaming the insurance companies FOR COMPLYING WITH THE LAW and canceling insurance that does not meet the new standards. Damned if you do. Damned if you don't. Let the beatings commence.

Chip Ahoy said...

Did you just now say beatings? I read beheadings.