“I could deny it if I liked. I could deny anything if I liked.” – Oscar Wilde
It started with “You can keep your plan no matter what” but it didn’t end there.
Kathleen Sibelius is a good Obama soldier. She continues to support the state and its storyline faithfully, despite the obvious reality.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says there is “absolutely no evidence” that the Affordable Care Act will drive down employment, despite a report from the Congressional Budget Office released Feb. 4 predicting fewer people would be working.
“There is absolutely no evidence, and every economist will tell you this, that there is any job-loss related to the Affordable Care Act,” Sebelius told reporters in Orlando, Fla., on Monday. “Part-time physicians are actually down since 2010, not up. The number of full-time workers continues to increase. I know that’s a popular myth that continues to be repeated but it just is not accurate.”
The problem is, there is evidence of it. The CBO said so.
The CBO report said the health care law will cause Americans to cut their work hours, equating to 2 million fewer jobs in 2017. That number is predicted to eventually rise to the equivalent of 2.5 million jobs in 2024.
The Obama administration loves the CBO when it suits their purposes and then dismisses it when it does not like what is being said.
How Sibelius can ever make such a proclamation is curious when most of Obamacare hasn’t even been let out of the house yet. Obamacare has been “delayed or saved” (to coin a phrase) 27 times at last count.
It has been estimated that Obamacare has cost at least 33,000 jobs and another 132,000 losses are expected.
Obama calls the latest delay an “administrative” change “…making sure that we’re smoothing out this transition,” but everyone on Earth knows that’s pure horse hockey. It was done to protect vulnerable democrats in the 2014 election. Period.
Democrats continue to be in denial over Obamacare:
The main reason 2014 is different than 2012 isn’t the quality of the messaging. It’s that the law is now a reality affecting millions of Americans—and more don’t like the changes. The most important test on the ultimate success of the health care law will be whether voters think they’re getting a better deal out of the law than not. And all available evidence, from polling to the government’s cherry-picked enrollment data, suggests that supporters face a tough challenge making the sell.
“No need to worry. We’re just stopping for ice.”
And the news isn’t getting better.
The Obama regime is actively hunting down the uninsured in an attempt to gang-enroll them but it’s not going so well:
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — The hunt for the uninsured in Broward County got underway one recent afternoon when 41 canvassers, armed with electronic maps on Samsung tablets, set off through working-class neighborhoods to peddle the Affordable Care Act door to door. Four hours later, they had made contact with 2,623 residents and signed up exactly 25 people.
Many of their targets, people identified on sophisticated computer lists generated in Washington as unlikely to have health insurance, had moved away. Some were not home. Many said they already had insurance through Medicare, their parents or a job. A few were hostile at the mere mention of President Obama’s health care law.
“We’re going to repeal that,” one man said gruffly as he shut the door in the face of a canvasser, Nancy Morwin, 58, a retired social worker.
Such are the limits of microtargeting the uninsured as groups supporting the Obama administration take to the streets on behalf of the president’s most important domestic initiative. The nationwide effort is modeled on Mr. Obama’s successful voter turnout machines in 2008 and 2012, but in this case the task of finding Americans without health insurance and signing them up is a painfully slow grind.
No word on whether they’ll be incarcerated or audited if the resist.
November is likely to prove to be a harsh month for democrats and Obama is preparing for it. In between rounds of golf Obama is binge-watching TV.
The Obama regime has not been honest with any of the ACA- even about the number signed up:
The actual number of Americans who gained insurance through the law is much lower than the 3.3 million the White House is claiming. The numbers released by the Health and Human Services Department include many people with insurance who were forced out of their previous individual market plans onto the Obamacare exchanges. It also includes those who signed up but never paid for insurance—which makes up about one-fifth of those enrollees, according to a New York Times analysis.
It has gotten to the point that really no one believes Obama or anyone in his administration. You can even watch press conferences and see the reporters smirk at the responses to questions asked of Carney or Obama.
It is well deserved. There is no reason to believe anything they say so when they tell you what is to happen or not, don’t believe it. There was never a good reason for any of the delays.
The worst of Obamacare is yet to come. That’s why it’s not already here.