ObamaCare Clusterfuck: Obama to America: "If the price of insurance goes up, just buy cheaper insurance"
It's exactly the same pitch he's making to elders on Social Security: "If the price of cat food gets too high, try offal." Times:
For weeks, news reports have conveyed industry warnings that the new law could lead to higher premiums for many people, because the policies to be sold under the law’s requirements will be more comprehensive than those many Americans have now. Republicans in Congress, who remain united in opposition three years after the law’s enactment, have held hearings to underscore such warnings.
But the administration says such talk is overblown. Consumers [citizens] can move from expensive health plans to more efficient, lower-cost policies, officials say, and critics who focus on premiums do not take account of other provisions of the law that limit how much consumers will spend out of pocket for health care.
The administration predicts that those who get coverage after being uninsured are generally going to be younger and healthier than those who have insurance.* That will hold down total costs of coverage for insurers and the government, officials say, and tend to** hold down premiums in turn. If premiums do increase, they argue, lower-income people can get federal help.***
Come on. "More efficient"? Everybody knows and even the Obots now admit that ObamaCare doesn't control costs. So why then is a "more efficient" plan cheaper? That's right:
Because it doesn't provide as much care (or it shift more risk with higher deductibles, which comes to the same thing).
Time and again, over and over, Obama sends the same message to Americans: "If you don't have the money, fuck off and die." It makes me sick.
NOTE * Right. so that makes ObamaCare a massive exercise in cherry picking, right? And can we please stop talking about ObamaCare is if it were universal? It so isn't.
NOTE ** Assuming that health insurance companies aren't rapacious parasitic rentier assholes who will raise rates whenever they can, probably more than anybody thought they ever could, yes. Since the Obama administration gave the banks whatever they wanted whenever they wanted, why would they do anything different with another bad actor in the FIRE sector?
NOTE *** Depending on how badly the health exchanges fuck up, whether the $10-an-hour workers can afford health insurance on the exchanges, even with subsidies, and whether the all the states go for Medicaid expansion, perhaps. Again, can the Obots and the ObamaCare enablers stop calling ObamaCare universal?