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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Obamacare, Is the American Public Stupid or were they Deceived....Again

According to government sources, Obamacare is a resounding success. Yet industry experts and pundits examining the implementation say otherwise.

More information is forthcoming about ObamaCare. Jonathon Gruber, Professor of Economics at M.I.T a primary author for the Affordable Care Act was interviewed by

He was a key architect of both the 2006 Massachusetts health care reform, sometimes referred to as "Romneycare", and the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, sometimes referred to as "Obamacare".[1]

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) made a guest appearance on “Hannity” Monday and said that embattled Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber should be made to give back the money he received for his work on the health care bill.

ObamaCare Architect Thinks You’re Stupid; Pelosi Does Too

Gruber admitted multiple times that Obamacare was written in a non-transparent way intentionally, to exploit the “stupidity” of the American voter.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

The Affordable Care Act and Mid-term Elections

Many wonder how the mid-term election will afffect the Affordable Care Act ?

Perhaps not at all, however a recent exit poll of GOP voters indicated an unhappiness factor for most GOP voters.   Almost 60% want the Affordable Care Act repealed.

The current structure of the executive branch, and congress may not make this a practical reality until the Presidential election in 2016.  Obama would veto any motion to repeal the act.  Republicans may thwart a ny further plans Obama has for immigration, unless he complies with GOP plans.

There are no doubt some citizens who benefitted by coverage, if they can meet the extremely high deductibles and copays, and find a physician.  The next two years will shake out those who cannot comply for financial reasons.  The underlying formula is based upon the federal poverty rates, which are unrealistic. Basing any ability to pay any amount on the formula is fantasy 101.

People's incomes show large variations in many cases, month to month, especially for low income workers, average income figures fall far short for eligibility purposes.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

The Affordable Care Act and Mid-term Elections

The ACA has had some effect resulting in the Democratic loss of seats in Congress.   Many Democrats feel the pain from voter displeasure with the ACA.   Whether this will make a difference to the ACA is still questionable since President Obama will cast a veto against any proposed changes in the law.  Although some changes have been made to the law, most have been waivers or delays in dates.

In a midterm election with many implications for healthcare, Republicans pulled off their expected takeover of the Senate, which they hope will enable them to rewrite the Affordable Care Act (ACA), even if they can't repeal it outright. Health Train's opinion is the mid-term will not repeal the ACA.

The Republicans can boast that they gained seats due to the backlash against Obama, the ACA.  Some of the backlash due to Obama and his statement, "If you like your doctor and hospital    you will be able to keep your doctor." That was a statement not based upon Obama'sl understanding of the law, when he signed it.

The second act of enrollment begins again.

Significant changes will have to wait until the next Presidential election.