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Forcing People to Buy Useless, Expensive Insurance is Nothing to Gloat About

A new study from the Urban Institute has supporters of ObamaCare - what few still remain, anyway - touting how successful the law has been. Of course, it all depends on what your definition of “successful” is.

The main findings of the study are that the rate of uninsured Americans is lower today that it was a year ago. This should not be surprising to anyone, and the fact that defenders are trumpeting these results as some sort of victory is a bit puzzling. Of course fewer people are uninsured, because the Obama administration literally made being uninsured illegal. Americans are forced to buy insurance, or else face fines that are rapidly increasing. It would make about as much sense to pass a law compelling everyone to buy a car, and then boast about how the number of people without transportation had decreased. It’s simple cause and effect.

It’s also worth pointing out that quite a few “newly insured” being counted were already eligible for Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program before the law went into effect, and were therefore not “previously uninsured.”

What the study doesn’t show is whether the Affordable Care Act has been good for the country, or for the people living in it. If we assume that people act in their own self-interest (a weak assumption if ever there was one) it seems clear that forcing them to buy a product they otherwise would have gone without is self-evidently bad for them. If the deal was so good to begin with, why the need to use force?

Meanwhile, we can point to a great many undesirable effects from the law that are actually meaningful. The sheer number of health insurance policies is less important than whether those policies are actually useful. Deductibles for the cheapest “Bronze” plans under ObamaCare are set at a staggering $5,181 for 2015, up $100 from last year. This means that people are paying high premiums for a policy that is effectively useless until they shell out an additional five grand.

What kind of young, single person has that kind of cash to spare on health care? What good is it to force people to buy plans that will, in all likelihood, not actually benefit them? It’s rather a hollow boast to tout higher enrollment in a program that doesn’t help people.

In light of this, it’s not surprising that ObamaCare hit its lowest approval rate ever last month - just 37 percent. The political toxicity of the law was on full display during the elections, with Democrats going out of their way to distance themselves both from the president and their previous support of the ACA, and after the Republican wave of victories, ObamaCare has become even more divisive.

Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer is now on record as saying that the ACA was the wrong policy and “wasn’t the change [Democrats] were hired to make.” Senator Tom Harkin has also recently criticized the law for being overly complex.

In the face of ever-increasing public opposition, and eroding support within the Democratic Party, to tautologically brag that “we forced people to buy insurance, so they bought insurance” just seems desperate, and little bit sad.

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chrisx2
12/16/2014

I agree with Mr. Schumer in that no one who needs health insurance can afford the deductible which is really over $6000 for the Bronze plan. I know because I had to buy that plan. So, I pay $58 per month with a subsidy of $500+ per month. I still cannot afford the co-pays and if I go to the Dr. I have to pay the bill for the visit out of pocket. The Dr wants labs and tests, also paid for out of my pocket. So where is all of that money, the almost $7000 being paid annually between my subsidy and my monthly payment for the Bronze plan going? Gruber was right. This is nothing more than a tax. Its hard to see if it benefits anyone. I cannot afford the deductible, the copay and the out-of-pocket expense and yet, I am forced to buy this coverage or be fined over $600. I am outraged. I worked in healthcare for over 30 years with an RN and an MHA. I can tell you that the amount of paperwork and confusion from government controls costs billions of dollars that will be shifted to the consumer. Frankly, I think we do have a right to provide some form of affordable healthcare since insurance companies were not willing to do anything but raise their rates and their deductibles before the ACA. But the ACA has not addressed affordability nor the broken system of healthcare. And the burden of legislation cannot continue to fall upon healthcare providers in the form of ridiculous amounts of documentation that take presedence over hands-on patient care. We have a system that is not at all concerned with the individual but only concerned with documentation to secure funding even if that documentation is totally falsified. We also need full transparency. Transparency being the new word for truth. When I signed up for ACA, one representative stated the Bronze care was not really worth anything. The second representative stated he did not have health insurance and was just going to pay the penalty. The Senate and Congress were exempted by Obama from having to use this ACA no-insurance insurance. I don't mind "sharing" healthcare costs because some people have outrageous diseases that they cannot afford to treat on their own. I do believe that healthcare in a civilized nation is a right. One cannot be penalized by inherited diseases and preconditions. One should accept the responsibility for good prevention practices. But in a market where healthcare costs are so high that no one can afford them, some kind of control is needed. But not ACA which has done nothing to make healthcare affordable for those of us who are forced by this incompetent government to purchase and then not called a tax. It isn't healthcare reform. It does nothing to curtail the corporations and government legislation that does nothing but drive the cost up. It does nothing to stop the "specialization" in healthcare that causes the consumer to have to go to several providers for care rather than have a good old GP who knows that consumer, cares for that consumer and only refers to a specialist if absolutely necessary. Don't think healthcare providers are not to blame. They promote their services with advertising and misleading information. Drug companies advertise constantly and inflate drug costs. Health Insurance CEOs in these corporations earn $35 million and up in salaries. Hospitals brag about going to an all RN staff. It does not take an RN to give a bath, folks. Nope, we didn't get reform, we get to support those making billions of dollars again on the backs of us lowly citizens and still have no affordable healthcare coverage. Again, the corporations win. And the government feeds their greedy mouths.

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chrisx2
12/16/2014

I agree with Mr. Schumer in that no one who needs health insurance can afford the deductible which is really over $6000 for the Bronze plan. I know because I had to buy that plan. So, I pay $58 per month with a subsidy of $500+ per month. I still cannot afford the co-pays and if I go to the Dr. I have to pay the bill for the visit out of pocket. The Dr wants labs and tests, also paid for out of my pocket. So where is all of that money, the almost $7000 being paid annually between my subsidy and my monthly payment for the Bronze plan going? Gruber was right. This is nothing more than a tax. Its hard to see if it benefits anyone. I cannot afford the deductible, the copay and the out-of-pocket expense and yet, I am forced to buy this coverage or be fined over $600. I am outraged. I worked in healthcare for over 30 years with an RN and an MHA. I can tell you that the amount of paperwork and confusion from government controls costs billions of dollars that will be shifted to the consumer. Frankly, I think we do have a right to provide some form of affordable healthcare since insurance companies were not willing to do anything but raise their rates and their deductibles before the ACA. But the ACA has not addressed affordability nor the broken system of healthcare. And the burden of legislation cannot continue to fall upon healthcare providers in the form of ridiculous amounts of documentation that take presedence over hands-on patient care. We have a system that is not at all concerned with the individual but only concerned with documentation to secure funding even if that documentation is totally falsified. We also need full transparency. Transparency being the new word for truth. When I signed up for ACA, one representative stated the Bronze care was not really worth anything. The second representative stated he did not have health insurance and was just going to pay the penalty. The Senate and Congress were exempted by Obama from having to use this ACA no-insurance insurance. I don't mind "sharing" healthcare costs because some people have outrageous diseases that they cannot afford to treat on their own. I do believe that healthcare in a civilized nation is a right. One cannot be penalized by inherited diseases and preconditions. One should accept the responsibility for good prevention practices. But in a market where healthcare costs are so high that no one can afford them, some kind of control is needed. But not ACA which has done nothing to make healthcare affordable for those of us who are forced by this incompetent government to purchase and then not called a tax. It isn't healthcare reform. It does nothing to curtail the corporations and government legislation that does nothing but drive the cost up. It does nothing to stop the "specialization" in healthcare that causes the consumer to have to go to several providers for care rather than have a good old GP who knows that consumer, cares for that consumer and only refers to a specialist if absolutely necessary. Don't think healthcare providers are not to blame. They promote their services with advertising and misleading information. Drug companies advertise constantly and inflate drug costs. Health Insurance CEOs in these corporations earn $35 million and up in salaries. Hospitals brag about going to an all RN staff. It does not take an RN to give a bath, folks. Nope, we didn't get reform, we get to support those making billions of dollars again on the backs of us lowly citizens and still have no affordable healthcare coverage. Again, the corporations win. And the government feeds their greedy mouths.

chrisx2's picture
chrisx2
12/16/2014

I agree with Mr. Schumer in that no one who needs health insurance can afford the deductible which is really over $6000 for the Bronze plan. I know because I had to buy that plan. So, I pay $58 per month with a subsidy of $500+ per month. I still cannot afford the co-pays and if I go to the Dr. I have to pay the bill for the visit out of pocket. The Dr wants labs and tests, also paid for out of my pocket. So where is all of that money, the almost $7000 being paid annually between my subsidy and my monthly payment for the Bronze plan going? Gruber was right. This is nothing more than a tax. Its hard to see if it benefits anyone. I cannot afford the deductible, the copay and the out-of-pocket expense and yet, I am forced to buy this coverage or be fined over $600. I am outraged. I worked in healthcare for over 30 years with an RN and an MHA. I can tell you that the amount of paperwork and confusion from government controls costs billions of dollars that will be shifted to the consumer. Frankly, I think we do have a right to provide some form of affordable healthcare since insurance companies were not willing to do anything but raise their rates and their deductibles before the ACA. But the ACA has not addressed affordability nor the broken system of healthcare. And the burden of legislation cannot continue to fall upon healthcare providers in the form of ridiculous amounts of documentation that take presedence over hands-on patient care. We have a system that is not at all concerned with the individual but only concerned with documentation to secure funding even if that documentation is totally falsified. We also need full transparency. Transparency being the new word for truth. When I signed up for ACA, one representative stated the Bronze care was not really worth anything. The second representative stated he did not have health insurance and was just going to pay the penalty. The Senate and Congress were exempted by Obama from having to use this ACA no-insurance insurance. I don't mind "sharing" healthcare costs because some people have outrageous diseases that they cannot afford to treat on their own. I do believe that healthcare in a civilized nation is a right. One cannot be penalized by inherited diseases and preconditions. One should accept the responsibility for good prevention practices. But in a market where healthcare costs are so high that no one can afford them, some kind of control is needed. But not ACA which has done nothing to make healthcare affordable for those of us who are forced by this incompetent government to purchase and then not called a tax. It isn't healthcare reform. It does nothing to curtail the corporations and government legislation that does nothing but drive the cost up. It does nothing to stop the "specialization" in healthcare that causes the consumer to have to go to several providers for care rather than have a good old GP who knows that consumer, cares for that consumer and only refers to a specialist if absolutely necessary. Don't think healthcare providers are not to blame. They promote their services with advertising and misleading information. Drug companies advertise constantly and inflate drug costs. Health Insurance CEOs in these corporations earn $35 million and up in salaries. Hospitals brag about going to an all RN staff. It does not take an RN to give a bath, folks. Nope, we didn't get reform, we get to support those making billions of dollars again on the backs of us lowly citizens and still have no affordable healthcare coverage. Again, the corporations win. And the government feeds their greedy mouths.

chrisx2's picture
chrisx2
12/16/2014

I agree with Mr. Schumer in that no one who needs health insurance can afford the deductible which is really over $6000 for the Bronze plan. I know because I had to buy that plan. So, I pay $58 per month with a subsidy of $500+ per month. I still cannot afford the co-pays and if I go to the Dr. I have to pay the bill for the visit out of pocket. The Dr wants labs and tests, also paid for out of my pocket. So where is all of that money, the almost $7000 being paid annually between my subsidy and my monthly payment for the Bronze plan going? Gruber was right. This is nothing more than a tax. Its hard to see if it benefits anyone. I cannot afford the deductible, the copay and the out-of-pocket expense and yet, I am forced to buy this coverage or be fined over $600. I am outraged. I worked in healthcare for over 30 years with an RN and an MHA. I can tell you that the amount of paperwork and confusion from government controls costs billions of dollars that will be shifted to the consumer. Frankly, I think we do have a right to provide some form of affordable healthcare since insurance companies were not willing to do anything but raise their rates and their deductibles before the ACA. But the ACA has not addressed affordability nor the broken system of healthcare. And the burden of legislation cannot continue to fall upon healthcare providers in the form of ridiculous amounts of documentation that take presedence over hands-on patient care. We have a system that is not at all concerned with the individual but only concerned with documentation to secure funding even if that documentation is totally falsified. We also need full transparency. Transparency being the new word for truth. When I signed up for ACA, one representative stated the Bronze care was not really worth anything. The second representative stated he did not have health insurance and was just going to pay the penalty. The Senate and Congress were exempted by Obama from having to use this ACA no-insurance insurance. I don't mind "sharing" healthcare costs because some people have outrageous diseases that they cannot afford to treat on their own. I do believe that healthcare in a civilized nation is a right. One cannot be penalized by inherited diseases and preconditions. One should accept the responsibility for good prevention practices. But in a market where healthcare costs are so high that no one can afford them, some kind of control is needed. But not ACA which has done nothing to make healthcare affordable for those of us who are forced by this incompetent government to purchase and then not called a tax. It isn't healthcare reform. It does nothing to curtail the corporations and government legislation that does nothing but drive the cost up. It does nothing to stop the "specialization" in healthcare that causes the consumer to have to go to several providers for care rather than have a good old GP who knows that consumer, cares for that consumer and only refers to a specialist if absolutely necessary. Don't think healthcare providers are not to blame. They promote their services with advertising and misleading information. Drug companies advertise constantly and inflate drug costs. Health Insurance CEOs in these corporations earn $35 million and up in salaries. Hospitals brag about going to an all RN staff. It does not take an RN to give a bath, folks. Nope, we didn't get reform, we get to support those making billions of dollars again on the backs of us lowly citizens and still have no affordable healthcare coverage. Again, the corporations win. And the government feeds their greedy mouths.

chrisx2's picture
chrisx2
12/16/2014

I agree with Mr. Schumer in that no one who needs health insurance can afford the deductible which is really over $6000 for the Bronze plan. I know because I had to buy that plan. So, I pay $58 per month with a subsidy of $500+ per month. I still cannot afford the co-pays and if I go to the Dr. I have to pay the bill for the visit out of pocket. The Dr wants labs and tests, also paid for out of my pocket. So where is all of that money, the almost $7000 being paid annually between my subsidy and my monthly payment for the Bronze plan going? Gruber was right. This is nothing more than a tax. Its hard to see if it benefits anyone. I cannot afford the deductible, the copay and the out-of-pocket expense and yet, I am forced to buy this coverage or be fined over $600. I am outraged. I worked in healthcare for over 30 years with an RN and an MHA. I can tell you that the amount of paperwork and confusion from government controls costs billions of dollars that will be shifted to the consumer. Frankly, I think we do have a right to provide some form of affordable healthcare since insurance companies were not willing to do anything but raise their rates and their deductibles before the ACA. But the ACA has not addressed affordability nor the broken system of healthcare. And the burden of legislation cannot continue to fall upon healthcare providers in the form of ridiculous amounts of documentation that take presedence over hands-on patient care. We have a system that is not at all concerned with the individual but only concerned with documentation to secure funding even if that documentation is totally falsified. We also need full transparency. Transparency being the new word for truth. When I signed up for ACA, one representative stated the Bronze care was not really worth anything. The second representative stated he did not have health insurance and was just going to pay the penalty. The Senate and Congress were exempted by Obama from having to use this ACA no-insurance insurance. I don't mind "sharing" healthcare costs because some people have outrageous diseases that they cannot afford to treat on their own. I do believe that healthcare in a civilized nation is a right. One cannot be penalized by inherited diseases and preconditions. One should accept the responsibility for good prevention practices. But in a market where healthcare costs are so high that no one can afford them, some kind of control is needed. But not ACA which has done nothing to make healthcare affordable for those of us who are forced by this incompetent government to purchase and then not called a tax. It isn't healthcare reform. It does nothing to curtail the corporations and government legislation that does nothing but drive the cost up. It does nothing to stop the "specialization" in healthcare that causes the consumer to have to go to several providers for care rather than have a good old GP who knows that consumer, cares for that consumer and only refers to a specialist if absolutely necessary. Don't think healthcare providers are not to blame. They promote their services with advertising and misleading information. Drug companies advertise constantly and inflate drug costs. Health Insurance CEOs in these corporations earn $35 million and up in salaries. Hospitals brag about going to an all RN staff. It does not take an RN to give a bath, folks. Nope, we didn't get reform, we get to support those making billions of dollars again on the backs of us lowly citizens and still have no affordable healthcare coverage. Again, the corporations win. And the government feeds their greedy mouths.

chrisx2's picture
chrisx2
12/16/2014

I agree with Mr. Schumer in that no one who needs health insurance can afford the deductible which is really over $6000 for the Bronze plan. I know because I had to buy that plan. So, I pay $58 per month with a subsidy of $500+ per month. I still cannot afford the co-pays and if I go to the Dr. I have to pay the bill for the visit out of pocket. The Dr wants labs and tests, also paid for out of my pocket. So where is all of that money, the almost $7000 being paid annually between my subsidy and my monthly payment for the Bronze plan going? Gruber was right. This is nothing more than a tax. Its hard to see if it benefits anyone. I cannot afford the deductible, the copay and the out-of-pocket expense and yet, I am forced to buy this coverage or be fined over $600. I am outraged. I worked in healthcare for over 30 years with an RN and an MHA. I can tell you that the amount of paperwork and confusion from government controls costs billions of dollars that will be shifted to the consumer. Frankly, I think we do have a right to provide some form of affordable healthcare since insurance companies were not willing to do anything but raise their rates and their deductibles before the ACA. But the ACA has not addressed affordability nor the broken system of healthcare. And the burden of legislation cannot continue to fall upon healthcare providers in the form of ridiculous amounts of documentation that take presedence over hands-on patient care. We have a system that is not at all concerned with the individual but only concerned with documentation to secure funding even if that documentation is totally falsified. We also need full transparency. Transparency being the new word for truth. When I signed up for ACA, one representative stated the Bronze care was not really worth anything. The second representative stated he did not have health insurance and was just going to pay the penalty. The Senate and Congress were exempted by Obama from having to use this ACA no-insurance insurance. I don't mind "sharing" healthcare costs because some people have outrageous diseases that they cannot afford to treat on their own. I do believe that healthcare in a civilized nation is a right. One cannot be penalized by inherited diseases and preconditions. One should accept the responsibility for good prevention practices. But in a market where healthcare costs are so high that no one can afford them, some kind of control is needed. But not ACA which has done nothing to make healthcare affordable for those of us who are forced by this incompetent government to purchase and then not called a tax. It isn't healthcare reform. It does nothing to curtail the corporations and government legislation that does nothing but drive the cost up. It does nothing to stop the "specialization" in healthcare that causes the consumer to have to go to several providers for care rather than have a good old GP who knows that consumer, cares for that consumer and only refers to a specialist if absolutely necessary. Don't think healthcare providers are not to blame. They promote their services with advertising and misleading information. Drug companies advertise constantly and inflate drug costs. Health Insurance CEOs in these corporations earn $35 million and up in salaries. Hospitals brag about going to an all RN staff. It does not take an RN to give a bath, folks. Nope, we didn't get reform, we get to support those making billions of dollars again on the backs of us lowly citizens and still have no affordable healthcare coverage. Again, the corporations win. And the government feeds their greedy mouths.

chrisx2's picture
chrisx2
12/16/2014

I agree with Mr. Schumer in that no one who needs health insurance can afford the deductible which is really over $6000 for the Bronze plan. I know because I had to buy that plan. So, I pay $58 per month with a subsidy of $500+ per month. I still cannot afford the co-pays and if I go to the Dr. I have to pay the bill for the visit out of pocket. The Dr wants labs and tests, also paid for out of my pocket. So where is all of that money, the almost $7000 being paid annually between my subsidy and my monthly payment for the Bronze plan going? Gruber was right. This is nothing more than a tax. Its hard to see if it benefits anyone. I cannot afford the deductible, the copay and the out-of-pocket expense and yet, I am forced to buy this coverage or be fined over $600. I am outraged. I worked in healthcare for over 30 years with an RN and an MHA. I can tell you that the amount of paperwork and confusion from government controls costs billions of dollars that will be shifted to the consumer. Frankly, I think we do have a right to provide some form of affordable healthcare since insurance companies were not willing to do anything but raise their rates and their deductibles before the ACA. But the ACA has not addressed affordability nor the broken system of healthcare. And the burden of legislation cannot continue to fall upon healthcare providers in the form of ridiculous amounts of documentation that take presedence over hands-on patient care. We have a system that is not at all concerned with the individual but only concerned with documentation to secure funding even if that documentation is totally falsified. We also need full transparency. Transparency being the new word for truth. When I signed up for ACA, one representative stated the Bronze care was not really worth anything. The second representative stated he did not have health insurance and was just going to pay the penalty. The Senate and Congress were exempted by Obama from having to use this ACA no-insurance insurance. I don't mind "sharing" healthcare costs because some people have outrageous diseases that they cannot afford to treat on their own. I do believe that healthcare in a civilized nation is a right. One cannot be penalized by inherited diseases and preconditions. One should accept the responsibility for good prevention practices. But in a market where healthcare costs are so high that no one can afford them, some kind of control is needed. But not ACA which has done nothing to make healthcare affordable for those of us who are forced by this incompetent government to purchase and then not called a tax. It isn't healthcare reform. It does nothing to curtail the corporations and government legislation that does nothing but drive the cost up. It does nothing to stop the "specialization" in healthcare that causes the consumer to have to go to several providers for care rather than have a good old GP who knows that consumer, cares for that consumer and only refers to a specialist if absolutely necessary. Don't think healthcare providers are not to blame. They promote their services with advertising and misleading information. Drug companies advertise constantly and inflate drug costs. Health Insurance CEOs in these corporations earn $35 million and up in salaries. Hospitals brag about going to an all RN staff. It does not take an RN to give a bath, folks. Nope, we didn't get reform, we get to support those making billions of dollars again on the backs of us lowly citizens and still have no affordable healthcare coverage. Again, the corporations win. And the government feeds their greedy mouths.

chrisx2's picture
chrisx2
12/16/2014

I agree with Mr. Schumer in that no one who needs health insurance can afford the deductible which is really over $6000 for the Bronze plan. I know because I had to buy that plan. So, I pay $58 per month with a subsidy of $500+ per month. I still cannot afford the co-pays and if I go to the Dr. I have to pay the bill for the visit out of pocket. The Dr wants labs and tests, also paid for out of my pocket. So where is all of that money, the almost $7000 being paid annually between my subsidy and my monthly payment for the Bronze plan going? Gruber was right. This is nothing more than a tax. Its hard to see if it benefits anyone. I cannot afford the deductible, the copay and the out-of-pocket expense and yet, I am forced to buy this coverage or be fined over $600. I am outraged. I worked in healthcare for over 30 years with an RN and an MHA. I can tell you that the amount of paperwork and confusion from government controls costs billions of dollars that will be shifted to the consumer. Frankly, I think we do have a right to provide some form of affordable healthcare since insurance companies were not willing to do anything but raise their rates and their deductibles before the ACA. But the ACA has not addressed affordability nor the broken system of healthcare. And the burden of legislation cannot continue to fall upon healthcare providers in the form of ridiculous amounts of documentation that take presedence over hands-on patient care. We have a system that is not at all concerned with the individual but only concerned with documentation to secure funding even if that documentation is totally falsified. We also need full transparency. Transparency being the new word for truth. When I signed up for ACA, one representative stated the Bronze care was not really worth anything. The second representative stated he did not have health insurance and was just going to pay the penalty. The Senate and Congress were exempted by Obama from having to use this ACA no-insurance insurance. I don't mind "sharing" healthcare costs because some people have outrageous diseases that they cannot afford to treat on their own. I do believe that healthcare in a civilized nation is a right. One cannot be penalized by inherited diseases and preconditions. One should accept the responsibility for good prevention practices. But in a market where healthcare costs are so high that no one can afford them, some kind of control is needed. But not ACA which has done nothing to make healthcare affordable for those of us who are forced by this incompetent government to purchase and then not called a tax. It isn't healthcare reform. It does nothing to curtail the corporations and government legislation that does nothing but drive the cost up. It does nothing to stop the "specialization" in healthcare that causes the consumer to have to go to several providers for care rather than have a good old GP who knows that consumer, cares for that consumer and only refers to a specialist if absolutely necessary. Don't think healthcare providers are not to blame. They promote their services with advertising and misleading information. Drug companies advertise constantly and inflate drug costs. Health Insurance CEOs in these corporations earn $35 million and up in salaries. Hospitals brag about going to an all RN staff. It does not take an RN to give a bath, folks. Nope, we didn't get reform, we get to support those making billions of dollars again on the backs of us lowly citizens and still have no affordable healthcare coverage. Again, the corporations win. And the government feeds their greedy mouths.

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Richard A. Schwartz
12/11/2014

I agree with Mr. Schumer about Obamacare. I do however can't understand his rational about big government. Big government has proved to be a complete failure. The obvious is the amount of scandals since Obama took office! Incompetent management from the top to the bottom. Government morals and private morals are as different as night and day. Chuckie is a billionaire and I just bet he would fire people if they performed the government does. If not he wouldn't be a billionaire!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We now have management by stupid!!!!!! Remember "YOU CAN'T FIX STUPID" GOVERNMENT IS HELPING PEOPLE FAIL!!!

Richard A. Schwartz's picture
Richard A. Schwartz
12/11/2014

I agree with Mr. Schumer about Obamacare. I do however can't understand his rational about big government. Big government has proved to be a complete failure. The obvious is the amount of scandals since Obama took office! Incompetent management from the top to the bottom. Government morals and private morals are as different as night and day. Chuckie is a billionaire and I just bet he would fire people if they performed the government does. If not he wouldn't be a billionaire!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We now have management by stupid!!!!!! Remember "YOU CAN'T FIX STUPID" GOVERNMENT IS HELPING PEOPLE FAIL!!!

Richard A. Schwartz's picture
Richard A. Schwartz
12/11/2014

I agree with Mr. Schumer about Obamacare. I do however can't understand his rational about big government. Big government has proved to be a complete failure. The obvious is the amount of scandals since Obama took office! Incompetent management from the top to the bottom. Government morals and private morals are as different as night and day. Chuckie is a billionaire and I just bet he would fire people if they performed the government does. If not he wouldn't be a billionaire!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We now have management by stupid!!!!!! Remember "YOU CAN'T FIX STUPID" GOVERNMENT IS HELPING PEOPLE FAIL!!!

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