Friday, March 21, 2014

Pelosi: Putting the “Affordable” back in the Affordable Care Act

Wow two Pelosi posts in one week, what are the odds? Well pretty good when she keeps spouting this nonsense.

Affordable - affordable - affordable! It's almost as if she is trying to convince herself, no? Well, maybe she is. Given this report from The Hill (emphasis mine):

Health industry officials say ObamaCare-related premiums will double in some parts of the country, countering claims recently made by the administration.
The expected rate hikes will be announced in the coming months amid an intense election year, when control of the Senate is up for grabs. The sticker shock would likely bolster the GOP’s prospects in November and hamper ObamaCare insurance enrollment efforts in 2015.
The industry complaints come less than a week after Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius sought to downplay concerns about rising premiums in the healthcare sector. She told lawmakers rates would increase in 2015 but grow more slowly than in the past. 
“The increases are far less significant than what they were prior to the Affordable Care Act,” the secretary said in testimony before the House Ways and Means Committee.
Her comment baffled insurance officials, who said it runs counter to the industry’s consensus about next year. 
“It’s pretty shortsighted because I think everybody knows that the way the exchange has rolled out … is going to lead to higher costs,” said one senior insurance executive who requested anonymity.
The insurance official, who hails from a populous swing state, said his company expects to triple its rates next year on the ObamaCare exchange. 
Now that’s what I call Orwellian AFFORDABLE folks. Again, Liberals think that is they just keep saying it - magically, it will be so.  Yesterday, Pelosi doubled down on the political liability, er, advantage Obamacare The Affordable Care act will be for Democrats this election cycle.

But Pelosi warned that the Republicans' emphasis on the law as a campaign plank will backfire.
"We don't weigh its value as to what it means politically. We weigh its value as to what it means to the health, well-being, economic and health security of America's families," she said. "We just couldn't be prouder."
Riiiigght - can’t wait to see all those vulnerable Democrats flocking to the ACA bandwagon. Kind of reminds me of this guy:

Yep, all is calm, nothing to worry about. The reality? Larry Sabato had this to say on Neil Cavuto earlier this week (emphasis mine):

Look, Nancy Pelosi is from a deep-blue district. I have no doubt in her district, in the San Francisco area, you can be for ObamaCare and not have any electoral problems. The difficulty for Pelosi and the Democrats is, in every single reliable survey for a year, a plurality or majority of Americans have been opposed for a variety of reasons. She’s arguing, the best defense is a good offense. The problem with that is, when you are on the offense, using your time in the public arena to discuss a subject people have more or less made up their minds about, and they don’t like it, you’re wasting your time in the arena. Second point, Neil, which I think is even more important for the midterm elections: The people who favor ObamaCare, which is a minority, aren’t really that enthusiastic about it even if they favor it. But the majority who oppose ObamaCare are much more charged up, and they’re the people who tend to turn up in a low-turnout midterm election.
Translation: damned if you do, damned if you don’t. Grab the popcorn folks this should be an entertaining election cycle watching the Dems trying to defend and run away from this steaming pile of crap at the same time.

1 comment:

  1. Aren't you amazed that this insane woman keeps on getting re-elected? What does that say about the people in her district? So many people fail to talk about the deductibles in this Obamacare. $6000 $12000? Why even have insurance if you have to pay that much before it kicks in. Affordable? To Who?


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