It comes as no surpise to me that so many people as this Kaiser poll discovers, don’t even know that Obamacare is the law of the land or that the promises of “free or affordable healthcare” are plain bullshit:
A new poll finds that many Americans are confused about the health care overhaul legislation commonly called “Obamacare.” The Kaiser Family Foundation released results of a non-partisan study today finding more than 40 percent did not even know the law was in place.
“Four in ten Americans (42%) are unaware that the ACA [Affordable Care Act] is still the law of the land,” the report says, “including 12 percent who believe the law has been repealed by Congress, 7 percent who believe it has been overturned by the Supreme Court and 23 percent who say they don’t know enough to say what the status of the law is.”
The survey showed public opinion on Obamacare is at its second-lowest rating in the past two years. Less than half – 40 35 percent – of adults viewed the ACA favorably, whereas 35 40 percent said they viewed it unfavorably. Another 24 percent said they did not know or refused to answer.
I cannot say I am surprised to find out that none of the promises made to sell this giant steaming shit sandwich to the usual morons seems to be panning out. Easier access to better care? Yeah sure, and that’s why the politicians now want to exclude themselves from Obamacare. Cost reductions, or even free healthcare, for all? Want a unicorn burger and a side of mermaid fires with that lie? Remember the CBO projected savings that could only be claimed if this pile of garbage looked at a 10 year window? You know, where taxes were collected for the full 10 years, but coverage didn’t start in earnest until 5 years later. And what about the major accounting schemes and scams, including double counting money that would be directly taken from Medicare or magically appear once government reduced the massive Medicare fraud it had been unable to even tackle, let alone eliminate, for the last 5 decades? What about those exchanges they would force states to voluntarily set up? The list of bullshit is long and distinguished.
The bottom line is that only idiots thought that Obamacare would provide any savings, quality improvements, or expanded access. Reality now clearly shows that the projected $900 billion cost will be at least twice, if not 3 times, as much in the first 10 years. Yeah, that’s the 10 years where the system is rigged to produce more revenue than they projected spending. Of course, after those first 10 years the cost is at least going to double since they no longer have 5 years of taxes without expenditures to offset the real costs. So it is thus no surprise to discover that Reid now wants more money to help the donkeys cover their asses, as this train wreck careens out of control.
Queue the nice cartoon.
I guess we had to pass it to allow us to see how it would work out, and right now it is working out just like it would for the little guy forced to live with Bubba the love machine in the small prison cell.