This latest maneuver by the Obamanation Administration should come as no surprise to anyone. Like Harry Reid’s exercising of the nuclear option in the Senate yesterday, it reeks of pure political malfeasances and desperation. The employer mandate in Obamabcae has been delayed… that’s right, you guessed it, until after the Nov 1014 mid term elections.
Guess who’s worrying about the 2014 midterms? It’s not Republicans, but the White House. In a nonsense move, HHS has announced a one-month delay in 2015 open enrollments in the ObamaCare exchange, which will mean … nothing at all for the elections:
Health and Human Services plans to delay the start of the second year of Obamacare enrollment by one month to allow insurers more time to set rates after assessing their plan experiences during 2014, a department official said Thursday night.
The decision means that sign-ups for the 2015 plan year would begin on Nov. 15, 2014 and end on Jan. 15, 2015 instead of the Oct. 15-Dec. 7 window previously announced. The date change, first reported by Bloomberg, also lengthens the enrollment period by a week. Doing so would give companies more opportunity to account for individuals, particularly young adults, who come in late during the plan’s first year, which has gotten off to a rocky start. The goal is premiums that more accurately reflect costs for those insured.
The new calendar would move the start of the 2015 open enrollment season to shortly after the November midterm elections.
This is, of course, nonsense. Insurers will have plenty of time to calculate their rates for 2015 based on their experiences in the first half of 2014, as they have every year they have been in business. This is just a transparent attempt to push off major price increases created by an inability to convince younger consumers to buy comprehensive insurance they don’t need, which will force insurers to raise premiums sharply again in the next year to make up the costs of all the mandates imposed on them for 2014. Those costs and the participation rate for various demographics will be well known in time for an October enrollment.
Why are they doing this? It couldn’t be simpler, or more obvious. 100 to 150 million American’s are going to have their health insurance cancelled when the employer mandate kicks in. If you were a Democrat, running for office or reelection, do you think you would have a prayer in hell of getting elected, or reelected if 100 to 150 million people just lost their health insurance because of your actions? Yea, the Democrat Leadership doesn’t think so either, so their plan, is to lie to you…. Again…
The Democrats are already doing their very best Captain Renault impersonation.
Veteran House Democratic aides are sick over the insurance prices they’ll pay under Obamacare, and they’re scrambling to find a cure.
“In a shock to the system, the older staff in my office (folks over 59) have now found out their personal health insurance costs (even with the government contribution) have gone up 3-4 times what they were paying before,” Minh Ta, chief of staff to Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.), wrote to fellow Democratic chiefs of staff in an email message obtained by POLITICO. “Simply unacceptable.”
And as if that wasn’t enough schadenfreude for readers, here’s what comes next:
In the email, Ta noted that older congressional staffs may leave their jobs because of the change to their health insurance.
The irony here is that this is exactly what they insisted on inflicting on average American’s, but they obviously never intended or expected to be subjected to it themselves. Yes, it is a hypocritical double standard, but then again, if the Democrats didn’t have hypocritical double standards, well, they just wouldn’t have any standards at all. Marie Antoinette, as historical rumors go, once upon hearing that the peasants could not afford to make bread, replied, “Then let them eat Cake”.
What made her supposed statement so egregious, was the incredibly lavish and opulent manner in which the Royal Court at Versailles was well known to dine in. The finest foods and the finest wines in an utterly decadent abundance. Entire villages dined on the table scraps thrown out from Versailles. It was the way of the Aristocrats, the Aristocrats didn’t see anything wrong with what they were doing, it was their right as Aristocrats to have the fruits of everyone elses labors.
Those in congress are no different than the French Aristocrats living with Marie Antoinette at Versailles, they are not the Hoi polloi, “the great unwashed”, “the plebeians” or “plebs”, “the rabble”, “riff-raff”, “the herd”, “the proles” and “peons”, no, they are “Special”, they are Aristocrats, and getting the very best of everything, of enjoying the fruits of everyone elses labor is their natural right.
So, the Obamanation Administration will delay the employer mandate until after the 2014 mid terms, so that 100 to 150 million angry pissed off Hoi polloi do not take their anger out on, that’s right, you guessed it, the very people who forced this abomination of a Ponzi scheme known as Obamacare on them. This tactic is once again a reflection of the attitude of the Obamanation Administrations feeling about the average America citizen. Not only do they believe that the average American is to stupid to make the right choice if told the truth, they believe that the average American is so damned stupid that they can be fooled with a simple bait and switch tactic.
Who knows, maybe they are right, maybe you and the entire rest of the country are stupid enough to swallow more of their lies, maybe by delaying the inevitable until after the mid term elections, you genuinely will forget, maybe you really aren’t smart enough to put 1+1 together and get 2.