While I could stress the “I told you so” part, the sad thing is that the left’s attempt to force healthcare money & decision making under the purveyance of an increasingly more hostile and totalitarian pseudo-fascist-marxist nanny state government, the reality is that we got screwed, and screwed hard by these fucking collectivist power hungry liars. From the article;
Republicans have long blamed President Obama’s signature health care initiative for increasing insurance costs, dubbing it the “Unaffordable Care Act.”
Turns out, they might be right.
It was not just the republicans saying this, BTW: anyone with two firing neurons could clearly see that the problem with out of control and insanely fast rising healthcare costs has, and will continue to be, the government meddling that forces private insurance to only offer plans that provide coverage of “luxury special niche care items” that a small and special constituency then benefits from, but we then all have to pay for, and will likely never need. And they then accuse anyone that points out how stupid that is of being evil and greedy and in the pockets of the evil private insurers that to the collectivists are in league with Satan himself because they make evil profits.
As I have sais numerous times, and will repeat: the main goal and purpose of the ACA, better known as Pelosi’s spawn or Obamacare, was never to reduce cost or provide more people coverage. Those of us that saw through the propaganda clearly understood the only driving goal was to destroy private healthcare by forcing even bigger costs increases, reduced quality and access, and overwhelming the system with millions of freeloaders, many not even citizens. So these discoveries are not news to those of us that knew better.
For the vast majority of Americans, premium prices will be higher in the individual exchange than what they’re currently paying for employer-sponsored benefits, according to a National Journal analysis of new coverage and cost data. Adding even more out-of-pocket expenses to consumers’ monthly insurance bills is a swell in deductibles under the Affordable Care Act.
No, this is not going to affect the vast majority of Americans negatively: it will affect all Americans that are not part of one of the special groups that were able to buy special exemptions from their democrat buddies. That also was a built in feature of Obamacare. It required some sweetheart deals to buy the votes of many donkeys in congress, and tax payers footed the bills for those sweetheart deals, and created a huge campaign coffer stuffing initiative that had all manner of special interest buy exemptions in return for campaign contributions to the donkeys. The biggest affront is how the tax payer will not only have to cover the ones that bought exemptions, but the extra costs of the loss of the penaltax the groups with exemptions now avoid. A triple FU.
Health law proponents have excused the rate hikes by saying the prices in the exchange won’t apply to the millions receiving coverage from their employers. But that’s only if employers continue to offer that coverage–something that’s looking increasingly uncertain. Already, UPS, for example, cited Obamacare as its reason for nixing spousal coverage. And while a Kaiser Family Foundation report found that 49 percent of the U.S. population now receives employer-sponsored coverage, more companies are debating whether they will continue to be in the business of providing such benefits at all.
These lying fucks are the ones that told us we would actually be saving money while covering everyone AND getting better care. Buyer beware. They are lying yet again, because we will all pay more, for a lot less, and be made to wait a lot longer for that substandard care. After all, the goal is to break the system and piss us off so bad that we let them do what they really want: single payer government controlled healthcare. These idiots somehow have convinced themselves that with private companies no longer in the mix and evil profit making gone, unaccountable and petty government bureaucrats will somehow make healthcare better. It’s the whole magic gnome underpants thing in some bizarre twisted marxist logic. Thanks for nothing you fucks.
Economists largely agree there won’t be a sea change among employers offering coverage. But they’re also saying small businesses are still in play.
Caroline Pearson, vice president at Avalere Health, a health care and public policy advisory firm, said there’s a calculation low-wage companies will make to determine if there’s cost savings in sending employees to the exchanges.
Which economists are these? I bet it’s the same assholes that told us Obamacare would save us money, cover everyone, and make healthcare better back when saying that it won’t affect all of us people already paying too much for healthcare.
It’s a choice companies are already making. The number of employers offering coverage has declined, from 66 percent in 2003 to 57 percent today, according to Kaiser’s study.
Here’s some reality for these morons: as more and more employers shed healthcare coverage to avoid the crippling costs and remain competitive in an economy crippled by other stupid leftist wealth redistribution schemes and scams, this will result in a snowball effect that will force even the employers that didn’t plan to ever get off, to follow suit. In the end everyone will drop coverage because it will be cheaper and less of a hassle. And believe me, Obamacare guarantees it will be a hassle for the employer offering care. These negative consequences are however a feature the nanny staters built into Obamacare, and while they pretend otherwise, they know it’s going to happen.
We can continue to pretend this thing can be made to work and then act surprised every time we find out it is causing more pain, costing us more, reducing access to care and the quality of that care, and completely undermining the healthcare coverage we already have, right up until Obamacare collapses our private healthcare system, but then we deserve to be fucked over by these power grabbing collectivist tyrants and their remake of our country into some version of Animal Farm.