With the Obamacare enrollment deadline only hours away, Save Jerseyans, it’s painfully clear to anyone watching that the grand experiment of socialized medicine is failing – in epic fashion – more quickly than even was anticipated by even the most ardent critics of the (Un)affordable Care Act.
Continued technological glitches are the least of it.
The primary problem? Despite a parade of celebrity endorsers and untold billions spend on advertising, no one actually wants the damn thing except for a handful of folks who (1) need subsidies or (2) suffer from cost-busting problems. Recent reports suggest approximately 4 out of every 5 enrollees are relying on tax credits.
The program can’t pay for itself, as promised, without youthful, healthy taxpayers entering into the program.
And that isn’t happening.
I visited the campaign website of Aimee Belgard, the presumptive Democrat nominee in CD3 in order to gauge how competitive Democrats are handling ACA’s collapse. In short, they’re not. Scores of Democrat incumbents are already opting out of seeking another term including two right here in the Garden State. Only the ones in safe or not-up-for-grabs-in-2014 districts are bothering to speak out in Obamacare’s favor. Belgard, a challenger, already fell flat on her face in spectacular fashion when she tried to explain her position on the law back in November 2013.
Utilizing the search tool on her site, I couldn’t locate a single reference to the ACA other than two general promises to fight for “quality health care.” Not exactly a ringing endorsement of the Administration’s single substantive “accomplishment” is it?
I’ve got news for you, President Obama, although it’s nothing Ms. Belgard’s pollster probably couldn’t tell you…