Saturday, December 21, 2013

ObamaCare is a debacle, wrapped in a catastrophe, shrouded in a disaster.

ObamaCare is a debacle, wrapped in a catastrophe, shrouded in a disaster.

from James Taranto’s December 17th Wall Street Journal column, “(Almost) Everyone Loses“:
    In short, what ObamaCare means to the uninsured who were not uninsurable is higher prices for a product they already were disinclined to buy, along with a punitive tax on not buying it. That seems more like a mugging than a benefit.

NEW YORK TIMES: NEW HEALTH LAW FRUSTRATES MANY IN THE MIDDLE CLASS: “’That’s an insane amount of money,’ she said of their new premium. ‘How are you supposed to pay that?’”

Plus: “Experts consider health insurance unaffordable once it exceeds 10 percent of annual income. By that measure, a 50-year-old making $50,000 a year, or just above the qualifying limit for assistance, would find the cheapest available plan to be unaffordable in more than 170 counties around the country, ranging from Anchorage to Jackson, Miss.”
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