Thursday, July 11, 2013

"Why The White House Is Panicking About ObamaCare"

John Goodman has a great piece for, explaining why the administration has been searching high and low -- "Actors. Actresses. NFL football players. Baseball players. Librarians. Mayors. City councilmen. Members of AARP." -- to try to encourage people to sign up for Obamacare.

He points out that only a quarter of those currently eligible for Medicaid sign up. Goodman posits -- correctly, I think -- that the reason that is the case is the outcomes are the same for those on Medicaid and the uninsured. (A study from Oregon released in May concluded the same.)

James Capretta testified in front of the House and Ways Committee about the employer mandate delay. He concluded: "Therefore, this committee should seriously consider legislation that couples delays in the employer and individual mandates with a simultaneous delay in the entire exchange roll-out." The Weekly Standard has his full testimony here.

In other news: "Today, U.S. Senator Tom Coburn and U.S. Representative Charles Boustany -- both practicing physicians -- sent HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius a letter asking serious questions about 'ongoing significant weaknesses in HHS’ financial management' outlined in HHS's FY2012 financial audit."

And another article from the mainstream media pointing out the recent troubles with implementation have been predicted by those in charge for months now.

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