ANOTHER ILLEGAL OBAMACARE EDICT?

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss Obama’s latest attempt to save the Democrats from the consequences of his “signature domestic achievement.”

President Obama is planning to break the law, once again, in an effort to protect vulnerable Democrats in the Senate. According to news reports, ‘the White House will announce a new directive allowing insurers to continue offering health plans that do not meet Obamacare’s minimum coverage requirements.’ In the absence of this “directive,” health insurance companies would have to cancel millions of health policies just a few weeks before November’s congressional elections.

Obama’s edict would theoretically forestall, until after those crucial midterms, a tsunami of voter outrage that would inevitably drown the reelection prospects of many Democrats.

It’s not clear, however, that another delay of this Obamacare provision will save the Democrats. The people who vote in midterm elections are, on average, more sophisticated than the voters who participate in presidential elections. The percentage of voters who remember Obama’s past deceptions will be much higher in November than it was in 2012.

To read the rest of the column, click here.

Comments 1

  1. Bob Hertz wrote:

    Most of the uninsureds will qualify for subsidies.

    That will limit their share of premiums to 9.5% of income or much less (at lower incomes)

    So at an income of $40,000 pre tax, they must pay about $320 a month for single coverage.

    This is a lot less than a 50 year old uninsured person with average to poor health would have paid before 2014.

    Look, I understand why any of us do not have $320 a month in disposable income to put toward health insurance.

    But this is a more subtle problem. Obama is not to blame at least here.

    Posted 22 Mar 2014 at 6:14 pm

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