Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Today's Obamacare Disaster Update

Gary L. Bauer
Campaign for Working Families

  • Time's Mark Halperin acknowledged in a recent interview that Sarah Palin was right about Obamacare leading to rationing and "death panels." Halperin said, "It's built into the plan. It's not like a guess or like a judgment. That's going to be part of how costs are controlled." 

  • Obamacare strikes again: Another cancer victim has lost her health insurance coverage BECAUSE OF OBAMACARE.

  • Obamacare is killing jobs at top U.S. hospitals. The Cleveland Clinic reports that Obamacare is forcing it to cut more than $100 million from its budget.

  • The December 1st re-launch of Healthcare.gov is just days away. Attempting to head off another round of bad press, an administration spokesman admitted yesterday, "The system will not work perfectly on Dec. 1," adding that users will face "periods of suboptimal performance."

    Concerns about the site are so bad that the administration, according to one report, "has opened the door for Americans to circumvent the site altogether." Think about that: Hundreds of millions of your hard-earned tax dollars have been spent to create an Obamacare website that is so bad that the White House is now trying to figure out ways for folks to avoid using it!

  • Obamacare is struggling at the state level too. The Oregon exchange has signed up exactly 0 people. No, that's not a typo. No one has signed up through the Cover Oregon exchange.

    Community outreach efforts to promote Obamacare in New Mexico are falling flat. Not even free food can get people to show up. An event in Bloomfield was cancelled when just seven people signed up. Another seminar in Farmington attracted ten people.