With every day, Obamacare enrollments fall further and further behind. But does it matter to the president? I don’t think so.
In order for this program to be solvent, seven million Americans actually have to sign up and pay up in order to stabilize this farcical endeavor into one-sixth of our economy.
It means from October 1st, when healthcare exchanges opened to March 1st, an average of 55,000 people per day would have to sign up and pay. Well, the healthcare.gov flubs put that Obama pipe dream behind even further, so now closer to 100,000 paid consumers are needed every day. The reported number of 364,682 Americans who have signed up as of November 30th is nowhere near the original 7-day goal of Obama and Sebelius.
Even more disturbing, according to an AP report:
Nationally, an additional 803,077 people have been determined to be eligible for Medicaid, the safety-net program will it seems the Obama administration is trying to tout as some success story.
How many of those are in states that opted out of Medicaid expansion? Will those states be coerced to comply? Are those who signed up for Medicaid going to be stuck out in limbo? And how many actual policies have been written? What a fiasco.
My assessment is they’ll indeed fall short of desired numbers. As well, the private insurance industry will have been destabilized as well as demonized. Doctors and some hospitals will abandon accepting additional Medicaid and Obamacare mandates and lower reimbursements. More Americans will actually find themselves without healthcare coverage — and we’ve not even addressed the employer mandate issues.
But then Imperial President Obama will issue the decree for which he’s been preparing — especially if liberal progressives win back the House and keep the Senate – a single-payer plan that puts ALL Americans on Medicaid.
However, Obama may not wait for the November mid-term elections. He’s brought on John Podesta, former head of the Center for American Progress who is an expert at “Executive Actions.” Harry Reid has changed the filibuster rule to a simple majority, explicitly meaning the DC Circuit Court can be stacked, for life, with Obama’s three nominees, 7-4. That means any challenge to Obama executive action would go to the DC Circuit Court — and we know what that ruling would be.
I learned a vital lesson from US Marine 1st Sgt (Ret) Jim Reinfinger, “If you ever find yourself in a fair fight, it’s because your tactics suck.” This damn sure ain’t a fair fight and the sooner Republicans see that, perhaps we can restore this Republic, recommit to our constitutional values, reclaim our American pride and heritage, and kick these progressive socialists out of rule.