Considering the amount of coverage the impending failure of ObamaCare has received, I'm shocked that there aren't more people outraged and demanding its full repeal and replacement with market-driven reforms.
The stories related to ObamaCare continue to pile up day after day. Even MSNBC is discussing how ObamaCare is causing anxiety among Democrats. Well what else did they expect??
Here are just some of the latest stories that will make your jaw drop.
ObamaCare insurance exchange deadlines are already behind schedule. The Government Accountability Office reports this week that government officials have already missed key deadlines in setting up these exchanges and that there is a risk that the exchanges will not be ready by the October 1st deadline. If they can't even get the program itself up and running on time and efficiently, are we expecting that they will be any more capable when it comes to actually administering health insurance or healthcare?
A brand new poll shows that ObamaCare is already having an impact small business hiring. According to the findings, “Forty-one percent of the businesses surveyed have frozen hiring because of the health-care law known as Obamacare. And almost one-fifth—19 percent— answered 'yes' when asked if they had 'reduced the number of employees you have in your business as a specific result of the Affordable Care Act.'” For a president who claims to be focused on jobs, his defining piece of legislation is harming his case.
Investors Business Daily has a list of local and state governments that are quietly cutting part-time hours, costing many low-income workers a pay cut of potentially over $3,000 a year! Some of these governments include Phillipsburg, Kansas; Dearborn, Michigan; Omaha, Nebraska; Long Beach, California; Salt Lake City, Utah; Cape May County, New Jersey; Kern County, California; Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; Media, Ohio; along with states like Indiana, Texas and Virginia. House Speaker John Boehner's office has a similar roundup of recent headlines from around the country of the impact ObamaCare is having on part-time workers’ hours.
Check out the outrageous premium hikes that women are about to get hammered with in California. According to Forbes, “If you compare the cheapest plan on healthcare.gov to the cheapest Bronze plan on the new Covered California insurance exchange, premiums for healthy 25-year-olds will increase by 147 percent—a median of $183 on the exchange vs. $74 today—and premiums for healthy 40-year-olds will increase by 149 percent—a median of $234 on the exchange vs. $94 today.”
Planned Parenthood is now in the business of promoting ObamaCare. According to the Politico, “They’re creating everything from refrigerator magnets to online apps that help people enroll in a health plan. Some affiliates will be applying to become official government-funded 'navigators' to give people more hands-on help through the signup process.” Great, so even more of our tax dollars may be funneled into this controversial organization in an effort to promote big government.
The White House is reportedly also reaching out to the NBA to help sell ObamaCare to the American people. That seems highly appropriate – Our celebrity president reaching out to fellow celebrities to sell his policies.
According to this article in Investors Business Daily, millions of your tax dollars are being funneled to unions like the AFL-CIO and the SEIU, along with the NAACP and others to engage in ObamaCare “outreach.” We are talking about $910 million just to get California's ObamaCare exchange up and running and get people enrolled … oh and register them to vote.
The Heritage Foundation has put out a useful guide: What Obama’s Campaign Group Won’t Tell You About Obamacare. Liberals are going to rely on low-information voters to buy into their propaganda campaign, without really understanding the true impact of ObamaCare on their healthcare and even their jobs.