Want a chuckle? Or a good cry, now that ObamaCare has passed?
Get a load of this, from "Health Care Reform Passes":
[N]o American will be denied insurance because of a pre-existing condition. Insurance rates will begin to come down as companies compete on quality and price instead of which can eliminate the most sick people from its coverage pool. The practice of finding some flimsy excuse to drop a customer who becomes sick will be outlawed.Back here on planet Earth:
Near universal coverage will mean less cost-shifting of charity care. An independent commission for Medicare will wring efficiencies out of that system that Congress lacked the political will to implement.
Most Americans who get their coverage from their workplaces will see no major change -- except they won't have to worry that their insurance company will find a reason to drop them if they get sick and they'll know that affordable coverage will be available if they change jobs or lose their current position. [link]
(1) "Insurance rates will begin to come down." Bullshit. Insurance rates will continue to rise.
(2) "Near universal coverage will mean less cost-shifting of charity care." Near universal coverage will mean someone is going to be paying a whole lot more for those who formerly depended on charity care. That would be you, sucker.
(3) "An independent commission for Medicare will wring efficiencies out of that system." Government and efficiencies. There's a good one. Remember the $600 government toilet seat? Soon to be on a drug store counter near you: The $600 Advil. "Wring efficiencies out of that system." Don't make me puke.
(4) "Most Americans who get their coverage from their workplaces will see no major change." Strap yourselves in; the non-change is going to break bones.
(5) "Affordable coverage will be available." Like in Britain, where lines are long and care is horrendous. But it's affordable.
You geniuses at the Times wanted ObamaCare. Based on the delusions above, I see why.
Well, now you own it. And the American people are going to remind you of that fact every day we have to live with it.