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9 Reasons Why Many Liberals Absolutely Hate Obamacare


By Michael Snyder

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Barack Obama’s number one job is not to defeat the Republicans.  Rather, his number one job is to run the government well.  And when it comes to Obamacare, he has failed miserably.  The launch of Obamacare has been such a colossal fiasco that words like “disaster” and “catastrophe” simply do not do it justice.  According to recent polls, Americans are against Obamacare by an average margin of about 10 percent, and even many liberals that fought so hard to get Obamacare passed are now abandoning ship.  All over America, health insurance policies are being canceled, health insurance premiums are absolutely skyrocketing, and millions of people that actually wanted to get health insurance through Healthcare.gov find that they are unable to do so.  Yes, the U.S. health care system was already a complete and total messbefore Obamacare, but now Obamacare has made things much, much worse and there is little hope that things will improve any time soon.  The following are 9 reasons why most Americans (including a growing number of liberals) absolutely hate Obamacare…

#1 The launch of Obamacare has been such a colossal technical failure that many liberals are now completely ashamed to be associated with it.  At this point, it is nearly impossible to sign up for a health insurance policy onHealthcare.gov.  According to USA Today, the first person to successfully enroll in Obamacare in the state of Delaware had to spend seven hours on the phone and in front of the computer to accomplish that feat…

She needed seven hours of waiting on the phone and sitting in front of her computer, but Janice Baker can claim something few people in the First State can at the moment: She has signed up for health coverage through Delaware’s insurance marketplace.

Officials from the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services declared Baker the first confirmed resident to have enrolled in the marketplace, which opened Oct. 1 as part of the roll-out of the Affordable Care Act also known as Obamacare.

A lot of liberal pundits are not pulling any punches when describing how nightmarish the launch of Obamacare has been.  The following is how Ezra Klein of the Washington Post described the launch of Obamacare…

So far, the Affordable Care Act’s launch has been a failure. Not “troubled.” Not “glitchy.” A failure.

#2 In some areas of the country, people are only able to purchase health insurance from a single company on the Obamacare health insurance exchanges.

#3 Obamacare is causing health insurance premiums to skyrocket, and many liberals are absolutely shocked when this happens to them.  In fact, one liberal blogger was horrified to learn that Obamacare is going to nearly double his monthly health insurance premiums

My wife and I just got our updates from Kaiser telling us what our 2014 rates will be. Her monthly has been $168 this year, mine $150. We have a high deductible. We are generally healthy people who don’t go to the doctor often. I barely ever go. The insurance is in case of a major catastrophe.

Well, now, because of Obamacare, my wife’s rate is gong to $302 per month and mine is jumping to $284.

#4 Obama promised us that if we liked our current health insurance plans that we could keep them.  Unfortunately, that was a lie.  All over the country, existing health insurance plans are being canceled thanks to Obamacare.

#5 Large numbers of employers are no longer offering health insurance to their employees thanks to Obamacare.

#6 Lots of liberals are actually losing their good paying jobs because of Obamacare.  For example, thousands of Connecticut doctors were just fired by UnitedHealthCare

In the midst of major changes in health care, UnitedHealthCare has sent thousands of pink slips to Connecticut doctors.

Termination letters went to physicians caring for Medicare patients. Those letters were sent out to doctors caring for ‘Medicare Advantage’ patients. It’s a plan, marketed to Seniors to provide additional services through UnitedHealthCare.

#7 Many liberals are absolutely mortified by the fact that it cost more than 93 million dollars to build Healthcare.gov.

#8 Many people that believe that they have successfully enrolled in Obamacare are not actually enrolled at all.  There are major problems in transmitting enrollment data from Healthcare.gov to the health insurance companies.  This is how it was explained in the Washington Post

The backroom connection between the insurance companies and the federal government is a disaster. Things are worse behind the curtain than in front of it”

Here is one example from a carrier–and I have received numerous reports from many other carriers with exactly the same problem. One carrier exec told me that yesterday they got 7 transactions for 1 person – 4 enrollments and 3 cancellations.

For some reason the system is enrolling, unenrolling, enrolling again, and so forth the same person. This has been going on for a few days for many of the enrollments being sent to the health plans. It has got on to the point that the health plans worry some of these very few enrollments really don’t exist.

The reconciliation system, that reconciles enrollment between the feds and the health plans, is not working and hasn’t even been tested yet.

#9 Obamacare is extremely complicated.  In fact, according to CNSNews.com, the regulations for Obamacare are now over 11 million words long

Bureaucracies in the Obama Administration have thus far published approximately 11,588,500 words of final Obamacare regulations, while there are only 381,517 words in the Obamacare law itself.

That means unelected federal officials have now written 30 words of regulations for each word in the law.

So is there any hope that Obamacare will go away?

Not at this point.  The Democrats control the White House and the Senate, and they have been absolutely united in their position that there will be absolutely no important changes to Obamacare.

The Republicans could have done a substantial amount of damage to Obamacare by sticking to their guns, but when push came to shove they folded like a 20 dollar suit like they always do.

The cold, hard truth is that Obamacare is the U.S. health care system now.  If you plan to live in the United States, you are going to have to deal with this monstrosity one way or another.  If you don’t like it, you are out of luck, because our politicians in Washington D.C. do not really seem to care about the rest of us.

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  • Fred

    This train wreck was never about healthcare, it was always about huge profits for the insurance companies and a
    new way for the hopelessly bankrupt government to rape us all with higher taxes. If I loose my affordable employer
    based insurance my only two choices are a policy I can’t afford because the premium is 5 times what it costs now
    with twice the deductible. Or one I can’t use with a premium twice what I’m paying now and a $13,000 deductible.
    My only choice is to join a concierge practice, put the premium amounts into a medical reserve account and
    refuse to pay the “fines” until the IRS applies criminal sanctions for refusal to pay and then leave the country.

    • Westley Robertz

      I thought the way the wrote the law, the IRS can’t apply criminal sanctions. I’m not planning on paying any “fines” either.

      • GTA

        Uh, wrong. Just try not paying the “fine,” a.k.a. tax, and see what happens.

  • sandollar_man

    Do we think it’s a good idea that our companies are burdened to have to pay for health care for their employees, when those companies are increasingly trying to compete globally with companies that don’t have that burden?

  • abbybwood

    Here is something else not to like.

    A friend of mine in Massachusetts was told by a connector there that once she goes into the website and puts all her information into the system and completes the process that there is NO WAY to print the final application for one’s own personal files!

  • Vlad TheSkewerer

    Seven hours on the phone, is AT&T running the website?

  • davol

    This new law profoundly shows what’s wrong with the Obama Administration. I’ve been accusing him for years now of being a Republican in disguise. One problem with this healthcare reform, along with the usual way they solve the problem with the problem, is how it was literally designed by concessions to a Republican party that never even gave a single vote for the law in the first place, so now we have something that Republicans still don’t like and because it’s basically a law made of Republican ideas the left doesn’t like it either. At the time they could have passed a real government option that would have been a shot in the arm for the economy if it had took healthcare responsibilities from employers. Instead it solved the problem with the problem, and now we are all at the mercy of the same insurance extortioniststs that caused the problem in the first place.

    • darthangel

      Perfectly stated….The repubs are only pretending to be against this law in order to appease the middle class members of their base. But just wait till a repub takes back the white house, they will be all over this bill. Obama has paved the way for them to take unprecedented new powers to spy on ordinary citizens through the health insurance system and that is nothing compared to the fact that now government has established the ability to force you to buy corporate products. Mark my words, in 20 years the government (pressured by big corporate donors) will require you to buy things like life insurance, a cell phone, an internet connection…and dumb democrats will be 100% to blame.

      Thanks a lot you naive retards, you just gave the neocons everything they could ever hope for. And those of us who stood up and said this was insanity you called names and lied about us. You betrayed your country with your stupidity. The problem with democrats is there is not a true liberal thinker among any of them.

  • robertsgt40

    Obama HAD to roll out Obamacare in 2014. His take will be $200B a year. That will at least make our junk bonds worth a tad more.

  • LorieK

    Mr. Snyder left out how many doctors have quit practicing, more are considering quitting or retiring early Some are just bypassing the whole insurance/government thing altogether and converting to a cash only fee basis; and people are taking them up on it. If there are no doctors to go to in one’s area, the whole thing is moot. No doctors, no health care, no how, no way.