Oh yeah sure, you’ve really achieved what you wanted, you’ve given Americans the most wonderful healthcare imaginable, never mind that they didn’t want it, never mind they begged and pleaded with you to leave them the @#$% alone, never mind the constitution. Oh no, liberal fascists like you know what’s good for everyone else, they just need to STFU and do as you tell them to. Oh yeah baby, it’s so effing affordable now, thanks to leftist assholes like you stupak. Have a look folks, at just how affordable it’s going to be thanks to this champion of the people, this hero of the little guy, him and the rest of the fascist weasels.Fox News - Michigan Democratic Rep. Bart Stupak, the central player in a grueling abortion debate underlying the health care law, announced Friday he will retire from Congress at the end of this term, because "it's time to begin a new and exciting chapter." Flanked by his wife and other supporters, Stupak said he made the decision within the last 36 hours not to seek a 10th term and he is choosing to step down because he thinks he has achieved his goal of universal health care. "When I first ran for Congress in 1992, I campaigned on a pledge to make affordable, quality health care a right, not a privilege, for all Americans."
So this fellow supported a bill that would kneecap you for $20,000 large a year and he claims to have made it more affordable! It’s so affordable and so wonderful yet he can’t muster the balls to face his constituents at the next election, real funny that. There are more snippets below on this sorry mess but let me say this. Eff off stupak, I hope the door hits you in the ass on the way out and hits you hard. I know people say one has to be polite, but I’m sorry, if some asshole just kneecapped me for 20,000 large, I have no good words for said asshole. Eat shit and die stupak, you and the rest of your gaggle of worthless parasites.Avik Roy [NRO] - From the moment Democrats introduced health-care legislation last year, Republicans focused on the adverse impact it would have on the federal debt. But what is remarkable about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is that its effect on the debt is not even its worst feature. That distinction goes to its devastating consequences for the cost of health insurance.
Consider the numbers: Based on the gimmick-free assessment of former Congressional Budget Office director Douglas Holtz-Eakin, from 2010 to 2019 the act will increase the debt by $562 billion — almost $5,000 per household. Not great news, to be sure. But a PriceWaterhouseCoopers analysis projected that, over the same ten-year period, Obamacare will increase the cost of health insurance by approximately $20,000 per family.
And I’ll bet this asshole stupak will come out of the woodwork then to take up a position controlling your lives to an even greater degree, all for your own good and to make life better for you the little guy, off course....Rapidly rising insurance premiums will blow a hole directly in the monthly paychecks of tens of millions of middle-class households.
...On the other hand, its blizzard of new insurance mandates, its dramatic expansion of Medicaid, its array of new taxes, and its protection of hospital monopolies will most assuredly accelerate the growth of the cost of health insurance.
Take the mandates. The law compels insurers to accept all comers, regardless of preexisting conditions, something that prior law had already required for those with preexisting insurance. The new stipulation incentivizes people to wait until they are sick before buying insurance. If insurers receive premiums only when people are sick, they will have to charge more.
...The individual mandate, which requires that healthy people buy insurance or pay a $750 fine, will do little to mitigate the perverse incentives of this provision. The annual cost of insurance is far greater than $750. Many healthy people will prefer the fine; they can always buy insurance later.
...Another reason for the current high cost of private health insurance is the fact that government-sponsored health care, in the form of Medicare for the elderly and Medicaid for the poor, underpays hospitals and doctors for their services. Health-care providers are thereby forced to charge more to those with private insurance, to the tune of $90 billion a year. Obamacare will make the problem worse by adding as many as 20 million more Americans to the rolls of Medicaid.
...Unsurprisingly, taxes will play a role in the impact of Obamacare on health-care costs. The law imposes annual excise taxes of $2.3 billion on pharmaceutical products, $2 billion on medical devices, and $6.7 billion on health insurance. Companies will be forced to pass these taxes on to consumers.
...Over the next several years, as the new law accelerates health-care inflation, don’t expect Democrats to take responsibility for the problems they will have caused. Instead, they will blame them on the demonic greed of insurance companies. But insurers are caught between two rocks and a hard place: They can raise premiums to reflect rising costs, deny care to policyholders, or go broke. That’s a lose-lose-lose proposition for consumers — but, for the Left, it’s win-win-win. Any of these outcomes will be exploited to argue that the free market can’t work in health care, and that the only solution is a European-style single-payer system.
Replacing the new law with a more sensible set of reforms is imperative. It is true that Obamacare will expand the size of our debt and the reach of our government. But it will also leave Americans with unaffordable health care — the very opposite of what they were promised, and the harbinger of a far graver crisis.