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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

I Wonder

Do you suppose, now that the first report card has come in on ObamaCare, that our president - behind closed doors - is actually hoping that the Supreme Court shoots down in toto that steaming pile of putrid legislation that will forever be associated with his name?

Because the results and revised estimates thus far are frightening.

The latest:
ObamaCare's Costs Are Soaring
By Ron Johnson, Wall Street Journal

As a candidate, Barack Obama repeatedly claimed that his health-care plan would lower annual family health-insurance premiums by $2,500 before the end of his first term as president. But the Kaiser Family Foundation recently reported that the average family premium has increased $2,200 since the start of this administration.

Then there is the higher cost to taxpayers. The CBO's initial estimate in March 2010 of ObamaCare's budget impact showed it saving money, reducing the federal deficit by $143 billion in the first 10 years. But that positive estimate was largely the product of gimmicks inserted into the bill by Democratic leaders to hide the law's true cost.

In recent testimony before the Senate Appropriations Committee, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told me that America's health insurance system is in a "death spiral." She failed to acknowledge that implementation of ObamaCare will be the cause of that death spiral, and American taxpayers will be left to pick up the tab. [link]
Whoever the Republican nominee is in November, he should pound away at the fact that Obama promised that his plan would reduce everyone's health care costs, but that, instead, costs are increasing at a disturbing rate. And that all we ended up with in the final analysis - besides higher costs and higher taxes - is another huge entitlement program that we cannot afford.

I'm betting - before the next shoe drops - that Obama would prefer that the monster he created be killed in the Court. He could then go back to the blame game. Bush. The Supreme Court. The Tea Party. Rush Limbaugh.

If only they'd done what I set out to do, costs would be reduced, health care would be plentiful and top-notch, birds would be singing, fishes jumping, and blissful hope and change would settle over the land once again.