Obamacare Will Be Repealed Well In Advance Of The 2014 Elections

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“Seven Days In May”

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Nov 11, 2013
 
Prediction: even if HealthCare.gov is fixed by the end of the month (unlikely), Obamacare is going to be repealed well in advance of next year’s election. And if the website continues to fail, the push for repeal—from endangered Democrats—will occur very rapidly. The website is a sideshow: the real action is the number of people and businesses who are losing their health plans or having to pay a lot more. Fixing the website will only delay the inevitable.

It is important to remember why it was so important for Obama to promise repeatedly that “if you like your health insurance/doctor, you can keep your health insurance/doctor.” Cast your mind back to the ignominious collapse of Hillarycare in 1994. Hillarycare came out of the box in September 1993 to high public support according to the early polls. This was not a surprise. Opinion polls for decades have shown a large majority of Americans support the general idea of universal health coverage. But Hillarycare came apart as the bureaucratic details came out, the most important one being that you couldn’t be sure you’d be able to keep your doctors or select specialists of your choice. The Clintons refused to consider a compromise, but even with large Democratic Senate and House majorities the bill was so dead it was never brought up for a vote.

Remember “Harry and Louise”? Obama did, which is why he portrayed Obamacare as simply expanding coverage to the uninsured, and improving coverage for the underinsured while leaving the already insured undisturbed. But the redistributive arithmetic of Obamacare’s architecture could never add up, which is what the bureaucrats knew early on—as early as 2010 according to many documents that have leaked. The wonder is that Obama’s political team didn’t see this coming and prepare a pre-emptive strategy for dealing with the inevitable exposure of the duplicity at the heart of Obamacare’s logic. Now that people are losing their insurance and finding that they may not be able to keep their doctor after all, Obamacare has become the domestic policy equivalent of the Iraq War: a protracted fiasco that is proving fatal to a president’s credibility and approval rating. The only thing missing is calling in FEMA to help fix this Category-5 political disaster.

Senate Democrats endangered for re-election will lead the charge for repeal perhaps as soon as January, after they get an earful over the Christmas break. They’ll call it “reform,” and clothe it in calls for delaying the individual mandate and allowing people and businesses to keep their existing health insurance policies. But it is probably too late to go back in many cases. With the political damage guaranteed to continue, the momentum toward repeal will be unstoppable. Democrats will not want to face the voters next November with the albatross of Obamacare.

The politics of the repeal effort will be a game theorist’s dream. Tea Party Republicans will resist “reforms” to Obamacare in favor of complete repeal. Democrats will try to turn the tables and set up Republicans as obstacles to reform, hoping to inoculate themselves prospectively from mayhem at the polls next November. The House might want to insist that the Senate go first; after all, it was the Senate version of the bill that the House had to swallow after Scott Brown’s election in January 2010. The House can rightly insist that the Senate needs to clean up the mess they made. Obama may well give Capitol Hill Democrats a pass on a repeal vote, and veto any bill that emerges. He’ll never face the voters again.

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Nov 11, 2013
 
This wouldn’t be the first time that a health care entitlement was repealed. The same thing happened in the late 1980s with catastrophic coverage for seniors. Because seniors were made to pay for their benefits under that scheme, the uproar forced Congress to repeal the measure barely a year after it went into effect. Obamacare looks to be on the same political trajectory, and for the same reason. Obamacare represents the crisis of big government; the limits of administrative government have finally been breached. For the first time ever, some polls are showing a majority of Americans doubting the goal of universal health coverage.

The hazard of the moment is that a compromise “reform” that drops the mandate and attempts to restore the insurance status quo ante could leave us with an unfunded expansion of Medicaid and a badly disrupted private insurance market. Republicans should avoid both the political traps and a new fiscal time bomb by being ready with a serious replacement policy, based on the premium support tax credit ideas that John McCain advocated (poorly) in 2008. While anxious liberals are in dismay, they should recognize that Obamacare may well have achieved its chief purpose of making universal or at least greatly expanded health coverage a fixture of American social policy. The cost to liberalism may prove fatal, however.
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Nov 11, 2013
 

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Professional grievance industry blacks will have a major conundrum if this tar baby is repealed.
On the other hand, this tar baby will have all manners of folksy expressions of failure tied to for decades…say for example trying to loosen lug nuts with a 3/8ths in drive ratchet, "Oh breaking out an obamacare wrench are we?"

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I think there will be many fixes put forth by Dems only and much hallowed as the necessary fix. Repugs will be painted as obstructionists if they don't hold fast to repeal first. New fresh start with true be partisan sponsorship.
George will was right for once a couple weeks ago. The republicans should make them beg to participate in another tar baby.
I predict Obama will allow cosmetic changes only and cluck around as if our lives depend on it. Maybe we can have a real debate this time. What a concept.
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Nov 11, 2013
 
Shanikwah wrote:
I think there will be many fixes put forth by Dems only and much hallowed as the necessary fix. Repugs will be painted as obstructionists if they don't hold fast to repeal first. New fresh start with true be partisan sponsorship.
George will was right for once a couple weeks ago. The republicans should make them beg to participate in another tar baby.
I predict Obama will allow cosmetic changes only and cluck around as if our lives depend on it. Maybe we can have a real debate this time. What a concept.
Nah. Junk the whole thing and hang the turd around obama's neck. Sprinkle some multi-colored candy jimmies on it so people can tell the difference over what they are laughing at. Chocolate jimmies would blend in to much.

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Nov 11, 2013
 
I misspoke when I alluded there should be bi partisan legislation. It's just not possible with the majority bunch. Look what they sent down the sewer last time......yeah, our whole system of health care.

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Nov 11, 2013
 
This is part of the problem electing a hard left administration. Anything salvaged from it reeks of stupidity and only taints sensible remedies. So it taint worth it.
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Nov 11, 2013
 
obamacare is here to stay and the Republicans are doing their best to assure it does.

The Republicans are offering fixes to the obamacare instead of letting it fail under it's own weight.

They propose "Keep your plan", etc. There is no effort to dismantle obamacare just add layers.

Are you still going to be lied to even more and not wake up?

There is nothing that can be done for those whose policies have been lost or the decisions business will make in eliminating the enormous elephant strangling them.

You can keep your policy IF the company you work for doesn't dump it.
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Nov 11, 2013
 
Ask your doctor if he or any of his colleagues have been asked to join the exchanges.

Mine said, No. So where are these doctors and hospitals?
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obamacare is here to stay and the Republicans are doing their best to assure it does.
The Republicans are offering fixes to the obamacare instead of letting it fail under it's own weight.
They propose "Keep your plan", etc. There is no effort to dismantle obamacare just add layers.
Are you still going to be lied to even more and not wake up?
There is nothing that can be done for those whose policies have been lost or the decisions business will make in eliminating the enormous elephant strangling them.
You can keep your policy IF the company you work for doesn't dump it.
I agree. I say the Republicans should back off and let the Democrats go under with the whole load. Too bad, so sad, no pity from me, this is harming way more people I know than helping - and these are working full-time folk, not leeches!

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Nov 13, 2013
 
Hands off Boner....no suck ups. Let them twist in the wind.

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