DUmmies Blame Republicans For ObamaCare Train Wreck
Source: Business Insider The White House will delay until 2015 the enforcement of a requirement for businesses to provide workers health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, the Treasury Department said today.
[Is this even LEGAL. The law itself clearly states 2014 as when businesses must provide health insurance. Can the executive branch unilaterally decide not to enforce a law passed by Congress?]
More detail is set to come later in the week. The mandate would require most businesses with 50 or more full-time employees to provide health insurance meeting certain minimum criteria — or pay a penalty of $2,000 per worker. The purpose of the employer mandate is to discourage employers from dropping coverage and leaving employees to buy subsidized insurance in the Obamacare exchanges at greater taxpayer expense.
[But that is now what it seems that Obama wants. Subsidized insurance at greater taxpayer expense aka single payer aka SOCIALIZED medicine.]
In the absence of a mandate next year, Treasury says it will "strongly encourage employers to maintain or expand health coverage."
[But in reality they really want "single payer." We will now watch the DUmmies blame Republicans for the ObamaCare train wreck.....]
Jeez Who Wrote The White House A Check to make this happen. I know that there have been employers from major corporations that have been laying off employees currently because of this mandate so what now will the corps hire them back.....likely not. This is not a victory for employees.
[Yup. Evil corporatist Republicans are to blame for the ObamaCare train wreck.]
This smells like the employees are going to receive a turd dumped on them when this is over.
[It's a huge turd sandwich and we're all gonna have to take a bite.]
Shit. If the ACA doesn't get implemented, when are the big savings supposed to materialize? I'm scared the whole thing is going to be undone and we'll be left with nothing to provide healthcare. Help.
[All aboard the ObamaCare train wreck!]
IMO this Republican Health Insurance Bill is as corrupt as most politicians.
[Yup! We all remember how a minority of Republicans in Congress FORCED the Democrats to vote for this bill and how an intimidated Obama signed the bill into law in fear of those Republicans.]
How many republicans voted for this "Republican Health Insurance Bill"? The number was pretty close to 0 was it not? There were certainly more more members of the Progressive Caucus voting for it than republicans.
[LOUSY FREEPER TROLL!!! Please stop pointing out uncomfortable truths!]
Of course they didn't vote for it once it had President Obama's name on it. But that doesn't change the fact that most of it was a Republican proposal in the first place designed to make an end run around single payer.
[Wascally Weepublicans were weesponsible.]
It does not have Obama's name on, other than the derisive nickname, Obamacare, they gave it. If the ACA had passed with a lot of republican votes and a few votes from conservative Democrats, your criticism would be valid. That is not what happened.
[Stop throwing cold water upon our fantasies!]
Whatever it is, it isn't Republican GOP pretty much was thumbs down on it then and has kept running against it ever since. This was supposed to be the great Democratic triumph.
[Democrats and Obama OWN the ObamaCare train wreck.]
But politically, the Democratic party owns this one. No way around it. We ought to try hard to make it work.
[Hmmm... If you fiddle a bit with this mandate, delay enforcement of that mandate, and tinker a bit with the death panels....it just might not become a train wreck.]
"this republiccan health insurance"...this is the funniest thing I have read in months here. WE OWN IT. Democrats OWN this.
[ObamaCare is OURS, OURS, OURS!!! WE OWN IT! IT IS OUR TRAIN WRECK!!!]
I just put my Obama magnets in my recycle bin. Enough is enough.
[Would you like me to send you an Obama bumper sticker scraper?]
Sheesh. My work hours were cut to no more than 29 per week -- because of the requirement and now it goes away. Will I get my hours back? I seriously doubt it.
[Sorry. No putting the ObamaCare genie back in the bottle.]
This is just a total eff-up.
[And this DUmmie WINS a Kewpie Doll for having a brief moment of mental clarity!]
I have no faith left.
[Good news! Atheists are now embracing the multiverse theory of an almost infinite number of parallel universes so perhaps your faith could be restored in that Alternate Universe in which Al Gore became president in 2000.] I have no faith left.
But, but, but... I thought Obama could not do much with just a stroke of his pen? I would think these dates would have been part of the law. Are they subject to interpretation? Then why doesn't this admin "interpret" other enforcement of laws which Progressives care about? Feels like a shell game right now.
[The dates ARE part of the law which is why the delay might be subject to legal challenge.]
Thankfully the treasury will "strongly encourage employers to maintain or expand health coverage." What a f*cking joke. What a clusterf*ck.
[What a train wreck.]
Brilliant!! The President's three-dimensional chessplaying skills are getting even better!!! A novice might think that we've been shafted once again. But that's the beauty of it! That's exactly what we're supposed to think! A standing O for President O!
[Posted a DUmmie from the Fifth Dimension.]
If they can do this...what's to stop a future Republican administration from cancelling enforcement of this or other aspects of the law with a simple declaration from the Treasury Department? I mean, the employer mandate is written in the law. I didn't know it could be changed or postponed by executive decision.
[How about an executive order to grant ObamaCare waivers to everyone?]
But I thought the thundering success of the 2014 implementation was going to HELP Dems! now he's running away from it at the 11th hour.
[A few weeks ago, the Regime was encouraging Democrats to EMBRACE ObamaCare. Ooops!]
another lie another broken promise Obama never fails to disappoint.
[Hey, give the Lightworker points for consistency.]
Got a letter Saturday that informed me I'll be paying almost $100 more a month beginning in August. I'm looking into other options, but am not optimistic. This could not have come at a worse time for me. I'm sure a part of this increase is directly because of the ACA.
[Beause of UFA...UNAFFORDABLE Care Act.]
I hope that legal action can be taken to force the administration to enforce the law. This is so nonsensical it is mind-boggling. It reeks of opportunism and DECEIT.
[A DUmmie sings the Obama Regime theme tune.]
Personally, I think this Repug-originated system borders on extortion (because of the Repug conceived mandate) for average middle class/middle age peeps like me.
[Good. We're back to blaming Republicans for the train wreck.]
So the question is, where is the "affordable"...in the Affordable Care Act? Or should they just rename it the Unaffordable, not-so-much Care Act?
[Sorry, you have to send me a royalty payment since I thought of "Unaffordable Care Act" first.]
Monthly Premiums for Obamacare. Good God...321 dollars a month once this is implemented for me. Are they insane????? How in the heck am I suppose to afford that? I pay around 100 dollars a month today. I thought this was going to help us??????
[We had to pass ObamaCare in order to find out what's in it. Enjoy!]
If you are poor, you had better bend over and grab your ankles, it is going to be a rough ride in the very near future.
[Ben Burch is right behind you.]