Still more “unintended consequences” of Obamacare

Have you noticed the only time we hear about Obamacare any more is when we find something ELSE wrong with it? And even then, we have to go hunting for the story?

Gee, I wonder why…. (Courtesy of WTOP.com):

“Some families to be priced out of health overhaul”

WASHINGTON (AP) – Some families could get priced out of health insurance due to what’s being called a glitch in President Barack Obama’s overhaul law. IRS regulations issued Wednesday failed to fix the problem as liberal backers of the president’s plan had hoped.

As a result, some families that can’t afford the employer coverage that they are offered on the job will not be able to get financial assistance from the government to buy private health insurance on their own. How many people will be affected is unclear.

The Obama administration says its hands were tied by the way Congress wrote the law. Officials said the administration tried to mitigate the impact.

Whoa, whoa, whoa….  Hold on a second, Sparky. What did that say?

The Obama administration says its hands were tied by the way Congress wrote the law“….

Incredible: President “Present” strikes again.

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This is a joke, right? C’mon: it was Obama’s ‘Historic Accomplishment’! He championed Obamacare through HIS Democrat controlled House and HIS Democrat Senate without so much as a single Republican vote for it during final passage. He crisscrossed the country in support of it, for a year.

But his “hands were tied”? That’s pathetically spineless, even for Obama.

Logically, there was no way to avoid the Law of Unintended Consequences with this. Never before had a bill so huge, yet so poorly understood by those who voted in favor of it, been passed by our government.

james-bondAnd now we’re already seeing those very predictable Unintended Consequences of Obamacare begin to reverberate throughout our economy, causing it to become unstable and, eventually, fall apart… like one of those James Bond villains’ hideouts at the end of the movie.

You know: red lights flashing, rubble falling from the rafters, & a booming German voice counting down the lair’s imminent destruction, six min-oots, uhnt cown-teeng…

And just like in the movie, the only folks who DON’T know the master plan is going to ultimately fail is the power-hungry Megalomaniac and his Flunkies-For-Hire.

Sound familiar?

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So, just to briefly refresh your memory, here are a few more “unintended consequences” that Obamacare has already created:

Reducing Jobs via the Medical Device Tax. This is a tax on Sales, not Profits. Thus, they pay a tax even if they have no profits at all. According to Forbes.com, these companies “have no choice but to relocate abroad – taking much-needed, high-tech jobs with them. And the tax means that medical devices will be more expensive, driving up health cost even further.”

…Yay, ObamaCare!!  

Obamacare will NOT “bend the Cost Curve down”. Actually, that was a laugh line every time Obama said it: extend coverage to everyone, mandate the (high) level of that coverage, and then toss the whole deal into the gaping maw of government? Sure, sounds like the perfect way to make things cheaper

Businesses to REDUCE their number of full-time employees. THIS is no more “unexpected” than our GDP dropping to -0.1% was. Although poo-poo’d by the always-arrogant Statist Dems, Conservatives had this predicted from the outset.

Any guesses on whose opinion was correct

In an experiment apparently aimed at keeping down the cost of health-care reform, Orlando-based Darden Restaurants has stopped offering full-time schedules to many hourly workers in at least a few Olive Gardens, Red Lobsters and LongHorn Steakhouses.

Analysts say many other companies, including the White Castle hamburger chain, are considering employing fewer full-timers because of key features of the Affordable Care Act scheduled to go into effect in 2014. Under that law, large companies must provide affordable health insurance to employees working an average of at least 30 hours per week. 

And all for the low, low price of billions, and then trillions, of our tax dollars:

Obamacare

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This, ALL of this, is just the beginning. All because they insisted on fixing a problem that the American people didn’t (and still don’t) want ‘fixed’.

The poster below is kinda old, but until I find one that’s more appropriate, I’m gonna keep using it:

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9 responses to “Still more “unintended consequences” of Obamacare

  1. livinrightinpgh

    Woodrow Wilson and FDR should be gleefully rolling around in their caskets at the unbridled Progressive/Socialist strides made under THIS President.

    It’s becoming all-too-painfully clear that we are going to continue down this path until the money is gone, our credit rating is shot, and the handout entitlement programs will be severely cut/eliminated. THAT’s when the fun will start.

    I don’t even think that the much heralded, liberal revisionist historians will be able to cover up what will go down as the worst Presidency of all times. Carter will move up to 5th worst, as Obama will be the worst, second, third, and fourth worst.

    • I’d give him all eight top spots…assuming our country survives four more years, of course.

      But yeah, I’m obviously with you, Pgh.
      There’s no one at the helm who is trying to steer us clear of the shoals. We’re gonna run the nation aground, and to heck with the human cargo.

      These are the times where I have to just pray …and trust.

    • Exactly, and we must be a lot dumber than when Carter got evicted.

  2. On the same note, an editorial in last night’s paper here spoke of the “woodwork” effect, whereby an estimated 77,000 children who qualify for Medicaid but are not now enrolled could be added to the roster over the next several years, costing Indiana an additional $67 to $150 million annually. Great.

  3. In tweeting to our governor that expansion of Medicaid is a horrible idea for ObamaCare, I found this story. It’s about a 12 yo boy in MD who died because he was on gubmint care-Medicaid. Really sad. Those without health insurance have a better chance at living when they need health care than those on Medicaid. IF you’re on Medicaid you have a 13% better chance of dying!

    https://www.nationalreview.com/nrd/articles/309260/how-obamacare-harms-poor
    http://www.americansurgical.info/abstracts/2010/18.cgi
    http://www.forbes.com/sites/aroy/2011/03/02/why-medicaid-is-a-humanitarian-catastrophe/

  4. So true, the only time we hear about it is when they discover another problem. And that could go on for years, with 2700 pages plus they are still writing the law.

    Still president ‘not my fault’ is not resposible for any of it. Nope! Might as well talk to a wall. The guy who was solving ALL the problems created a whole lot of problems..

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