ObamaCare: Let-It-Burn!

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While Sen. Cruz led a valiant effort to stop the trainwreck of ObamaCare it now seems certain that this kind of strategy is no longer needed. It’s imploding all by itself and will turn into a complete catastrophe after the unions get hit next year.

Cruz and Lee understand this now:

Republican lawmakers who pushed the government shutdown to stop ObamaCare say their new plan is to sit back and watch the law self-destruct.

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and other Tea Party allies of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) say the threat of a shutdown is no longer necessary to defund the Affordable Care Act (ACA) now that the administration’s rollout is flailing.

While Cruz is not ruling out another attempt to use government funding as leverage, his allies think they already have the political support they need to repeal the healthcare reform law.

“Leverage is building every day,” said Lee. “It won’t necessarily require us to rely on using the [continuing resolution].”

Add in the fact that getting insurance on the exchanges will force people away from many choices of hospitals and doctors And you have the makings of an implosion:

As Americans have begun shopping for health plans on the insurance exchanges, they are discovering that insurers are restricting their choice of doctors and hospitals in order to keep costs low, and that many of the plans exclude top-rated hospitals.

The Obama administration made it a priority to keep down the cost of insurance on the exchanges, the online marketplaces that are central to the Affordable Care Act. But one way that insurers have been able to offer lower rates is by creating networks that are far smaller than what most Americans are accustomed to.

The decisions have provoked a backlash. In one closely watched case, Seattle Children’s Hospital has filed suit against Washington’s insurance commissioner after a number of insurers kept it out of their provider networks. “It is unprecedented in our market to have major insurance plans exclude Seattle Children’s,” said Sandy Melzer, senior vice president.

The result, some argue, is a two-tiered system of health care: Many of the people who buy health plans on the exchanges have fewer hospitals and doctors to choose from than those with coverage through their employers.

A number of the nation’s top hospitals — including the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, and children’s hospitals in Seattle, Houston and St. Louis — are cut out of most plans sold on the exchange.

Eh….you don’t need a great doctor, just take a pill and deal with it chump. Doctors are already not happy about the reimbursement rates from ObamaCare and many will option out, leading to fewer doctors, fewer hospitals, and worse care.

And the union exemption ends right before the mid-terms.

As they say, elections have consequences and I really have no sympathy for Obama voters now whining about getting booted from their plans and having to pay more. Don’t like it? Do something about it…elect Republicans and force the destruction of the travesty called ObamaCare.

Let-It-Burn!

Curt served in the Marine Corps for four years and has been a law enforcement officer in Los Angeles for the last 24 years.

18 Responses to “ObamaCare: Let-It-Burn!”

  1. 2

    Common Sense

    It is appropriate for Republicans to let 0-blamacare burn!! They have done all they can to stop it, tell America is was doomed, and they where correct!!

  2. 5

    Dantes

    You are naive to think that just letting this “burn” will take care of the problem. It needs to be fought against. Else, we will wake up and it will be here still, worse than ever.

  3. 6

    Frodus

    I wouldn’t be so quick to jump the gun, Lindsey Graham and John McCain are still there.
    As the Dim’s continue to blame the Republicans on the their unwillingness to help fix ObamaCare the spineless fortitude of the Rino’s will start to show its ugly head again.

    There still is a lot that could go wrong between now and the next election.But i must say that up until a few weeks ago i didn’t have much hope, but now i do see some light at the end.

  4. 7

    Nan G

    Texas Oncology has more than 130 locations statewide, including east El Paso.

    In a statement posted on its website, Texas Oncology officials said the company would not participate as an in-network provider for the Affordable Care Act.
    http://www.kfoxtv.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/texas-oncology-opts-out-obamacare-marketplace-2319.shtml

    People are going to go ballistic over things like this.
    While ”letting it burn” Republicans cannot be also letting people die.
    They have to do something to see to it that people in the midst of cancer care don’t get cut off from treatment.
    And then they also need to make sure Obama does not get cancer ”redefined” as ”lesions,” so that people are not treated under ObamaCare.
    http://theblacksphere.net/2013/10/cancer-by-another-name-would-smell-as-sweet/

  5. 8

    Frodus

    The Republicans Don’t have the votes to fix ObamaCare, plus the Senate has already said they wouldn’t allow the fixes much less bring it to the floor for a vote.

    Obama has already sent a veto threat, if the Dim’s really cared about the Cancer patients they would have read the bill before they passed it. Democrats own the pain they have inflicted completely.

    We don’t live in a vacuum, actions have consequences, Doctors and privily owned health care providers are going shun government controlled prices. We are well on our way to a 2-tear system of health care. Much like Canada and Europe.

    Hospitals along the border with Canada are flooded with cash paying Canadians.

  6. 10

    Budvarakbar

    @Dantes: I agree completely.

    The article states:

    It’s imploding all by itself and will turn into a complete catastrophe after the unions get hit next year.

    — and later

    And the union exemption ends right before the mid-terms.

    If the unions were exempted once — what makes anyone think they will not be exempted again? — a couple months before the election! The Longshore commies came out supposedly against obiecare a few months ago — they want full blown single payer.

  7. 11

    Nan G

    Obamacare year-two signups delayed until after 2014 election

    Voters in the insurance exchanges won’t know until 11 days after the 2014 election just how much they’ll pay for coverage in 2015

    According to Healthcare.gov, the Department of Health and Human Service’s official online portal for the Affordable Care Act, enrollment for 2015 is scheduled to begin on October 15, 2014 and end on December 7.

    But an HHS official said Thursday that the schedule has been bumped back, beginning on November 15, 2014 and ending on January 15, 2015. That timetable will ensure that the midterm elections come and go before the new year’s insurance rates are published.

    ‘Consumers will not see their 2015 premiums until after the midterm elections, instead of immediately before,’ an APCO Worldwide Washington, D.C. managing director Mike Tuffin told Bloomberg. ‘One doesn’t have to be a conspiracy theorist to divine the motive here.’

    The White House attracted widespread scorn in July when the Treasury Department also quietly announced a one-year delay of the Obamacare law’s employer mandate, shelving the implementation of its stiffest penalties past the 2014 midterms.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2511635/How-nakedly-political–Obamacare-year-signups-delayed-2014-election.html#ixzz2lNrDBwbS

    Why is this getting coverage more in foreign media than in US media???

    Obama´s greatest ally is public ignorance and stupidity.
    He intends to take advantage of it with this stunt.
    Shielding people from sticker shock is the goal here and as soon as the elections over premiums will go even higher that projected right now.
    Remember, every thing Obama does that shrinks the ”pool” of healthy insured in ObamaCare (by telling insurers they get another year of old policies) forces the rates on the exchanges UP!
    In a sense, Obama’s own ”fixes” are doing more to destroy his ObamaCare than everything Republicans tried for the entire time before now.
    What Obama did for the economy by bringing uncertainty to business owners, he is now doing to all Americans with regards health coverage.

  8. 12

    Pete

    Obamacare would be prosecuted as blatantly fraudulent if it was a private company pulling all these bait and switch tricks. What sickens me is the fact that the LIVs currently coming to grips with the highly negative effect of obamacare via sticker shock and doc shock will be the same sheeple who allow themselves to be lied to and manipulated into supporting the full socialist takeover of medicine. You think obamacare is bad, wait till the national socialists have complete control of medicine. Imagine obnoxious jerks like Ezekiel Emmanuel having the power to mandate medical practice policies under threat of payment denial to physicians or licensure revocation.
    The nuclear option rule change in the senate occured not as a distraction from the failures of obamacare, but to give the socialists the ability to pack the courts with fascist judges ideologically slanted to legislate in favor of tbe socialist agenda. The did it now, precisely because they are afraid of the upcoming elections.
    Leftists have no morals, no shame, no integrity, and absolutely no credibility.

  9. 13

    retire05

    This may not work in Obama’s favor for getting the Socialist Dems re-elected.

    Most insurance providers give the insured notices of premium increases 90 days prior to open enrollment. Consequently, any 0ne who is eligible for open enrollment between Nov. 15th and Dec. 31st, would have been notified by Oct. 1st of premium increases. Insurance companies that do not notify their customers by the Oct. 1st date will be thought of as delaying their premium increases strictly for political reasons. And since the Obama cabal cannot mandate when premium increases will be sent out to the insured, they will have no way of controlling when the bad news hits the mailboxes.

    But this isn’t the worst part of the whole shell game to me; how can Obama violate a law he not only lobbied for, but signed? And when is the GOP going to get a set and use their Constitutional authority to put an end to Obama’s lawlessness?

  10. 14

    Smorgasbord

    When the ones who built the train start jumping off, it’s time for all of the other passengers to get off. I have a relative who drives trains, and he doesn’t want to pull this one.

  11. 16

    Doug Book

    Don’t be naive. ObamaCare will NOT burn to death of its own accord. The radical left, their media supporters and gutless Republicans will intervene to keep ObamaCare alive, even if only by means of life support. ObamaCare must be destroyed by the American public. And the way to accomplish this is by refusing to enroll in ObamaCare. This will starve the Democrat Party’s monster.
    We cannot rely on the Supreme Court. Roberts made that clear. We cannot rely on the Republican Party. Americans must rely on themselves. Starve ObamaCare of funds. Insurance providers will bail out before Barry and Co can bankrupt them. No money means ObamaCare cannot survive.

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