Thursday, April 20, 2017

NY Times: Not subsidizing loses is "sabotage"

Donald Trump Threatens to Sabotage Obamacare
Mr. Trump is threatening to kill a program in the A.C.A. that pays health insurers to offer plans with lower deductibles and out-of-pocket expenses to about seven million lower-income and middle-class people. The president thinks that this will get Democrats to negotiate changes to the 2010 health law. This is cruel and incredibly shortsighted. Without these subsidies, health care would be unaffordable for many Americans, including people who voted for Mr. Trump because they were frustrated by high medical costs.
Let's be clear here folks: the entire concept of the original Subsidies for insurance companies to enter the market was designed to be temporary. It was supposed to help offset the cost of entering the markets, and help insurance companies get their foot in the door of the exchanges. It was never sold as a long term means to artificially keep costs down.

So it's not "sabotage" to allow a temporary subsidy (that is no longer authorized by Congress) to end as originally planned.

I've said it before and I will say it again... a government regulated business model that requires subsidies for both the buyers and the sellers just to remain afloat is a bad business model. The Government should not be in the business of propping up bad business models just because certain people would be offended if the Obama "legacy" law is damaged.

If the ACA Exchanges cannot function without permanent subsidies to the insurance companies, then perhaps we should chalk it all up to a failed experiment, and let these insurance companies go back to selling the insurance products that the American public (not the bureaucrats) want. The free market Insurance industry got along just fine for decades prior to the Obama administration believing the industry need to be micro-managed. I believe they still have the ability to survive as a free market industry moving forward.


KD, ObamaCare as Cali Predicted, failure said...

Dramacats, this entire social free shit scheme has not worked, to now blame the failure on President Trump is, well, childish and typical of your lot.

KD, Winning "I aint no way tir'd" said...

Trump Effect

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — The number of out-of-work people collecting unemployment checks fell to a 17-year low in April, underscoring the strongest U.S. labor market in years"

With less Interlopers sucking on the nipple of the US Government and State Government, this is what Winning Biggly looks like.

James said...

Don't let this intrude into your little myopic bubble here:

Most Say GOP Should ‘Move On’ from Health Care

A new Quinnipiac poll finds that just 36% of American voters say Republicans in Congress should try again to repeal and replace the 2010 Affordable Care Act, WHILE 60% SAY the Republicans should “MOVE ON.”

“Voters DISAPPROVE by 65% to 29%
of the way President Trump is handling health care

and say BY 54% TO 22%
that he is handling health care WORSE than former President Obama.

Another 19% say he is handling it about the same as President Obama.”
Yep, the voters' day of judgment is coming. ;-)

caliphate4vr said...

Democrats begin to wonder: When do we win?

For all the roiling anger and energy at the grass roots, the party still fell short in Georgia and Kansas. And Democratic prospects in upcoming elections aren't promising.

James said...

Trump Has Lowest Approval of Any New President

Gallup finds that Donald Trump averaged 41% job approval during his first quarter as president, 14 percentage points lower than any other president in Gallup’s polling history.

“Bill Clinton had the previous low mark of 55%. The average first-quarter rating among post-World War II presidents elected to their first term is 61%, with John Kennedy’s 74% the highest.”
Judgment day coming.

James said...

NYT: “Democrats have now chalked up a closer-than-expected loss in a House special election in Kansas this month and a near miss in Georgia, leading logically to discussions of how hard to play going forward — not only in the June 20 runoff between their first-time candidate Jon Ossoff and the Republican Karen Handel in Georgia, but also in looming House races in Montana and South Carolina.”

“But grass-roots liberals are not about to let party leaders lapse back into traditional red state, blue state assumptions. Instead, the Democrats’ enthusiastic base is demanding to compete on terrain that once seemed forbidding, a formula for disputes now and in 2018 about where to put the party’s money and field operations.”

caliphate4vr said...

NYT’s Thrush: Democrats Flooding My Inbox Calling Ossoff ‘Terrible Candidate,’ Dems Have No Bench

Winning bigly

James said...

Fox Executives Fear There’s More to Come

Vanity Fair: “The move to dethrone O’Reilly, once unimaginable, crystallized over the past week, as advertisers continued to flee his show, more women came forward, and, perhaps most important, Fox News management came to realize that there was no way to stem the possibility that more accusers might surface, anonymously or not, and that O’Reilly would be a liability for the company as long as he stayed on at the network.”

“The most unsettling feeling among some at Fox News, however, is that Wednesday’s events are only the beginning. ‘There’s more to come,’ one Fox News insider told me, suggesting that there are more women with stories of harassment who have not come forward publicly. This estimation was affirmed by two people who heard such stories directly.”
What if they start coming forward about he sexual predator in the White House?

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Loretta Russo said...

"NYT’s Thrush: Democrats Flooding My Inbox Calling Ossoff ‘Terrible Candidate,’ Dems Have No Bench"

They'll continue to have no bench.

They have no bench here either, LOL. A broken down old drunkard, a pedophile and a confused crack head.

It makes Trump's Presidency sweeter by the day.

KD, The Three Liberal Stooges spam everyday said...

Jane, you are on the wrong blog, go to the trash blog, this is the Adult blog.

KD, said...

NYT’s Thrush: Democrats Flooding My Inbox Calling Ossoff ‘Terrible Candidate,’ Dems Have No Bench "


Here are the leaders in the Dramacrat all emotions all of the time party:

Bernie Sanders
Lizzy Warren, who is against wealth inequality , unless , like Obama and Clinton and Schumer, it is their wealth, then they are all in for that.
MaxiPad Water, the Rock Star of the US Congress

Now Offsself-- you know he believed he actually WON, that is what happens when you are a baby of the participation trophy generation.

KD, Less People on Welfare Under Trump, Winning Biggly said...

Trump to American steelworkers: I've got your back
Apr 20 3:29pm:
President Trump and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross have a message for big American steel companies. We'll protect "

89 % of all steel produced in the US is done by Union Workers.

The Union worker that moved toward President Trump and voted for him are moving further into his camp, what is the Dramacrat message to those UNION worker, simple the same message that the Three Liberal Stooges of CHT state every day "WE Hate President of the United States Donald Trump"

It was the message Hillary WON With in 2016, lol, never learn, keep being emotional.

KD said...

Remember this common thread thru Obama/Hillary/Warren.

"you didn't build that"

That has changed with Trump, Yes you not only build it , you paid for it and you get the wealth rewards.

"Brennan Agranoff is a 17-year-old with a lot on his plate.

The high-school junior balances homework with another full-time job he's had since he was 13: He's founder and CEO of HoopSwagg, a custom socks startup.

HoopSwagg isn't just a little project on the side for this teenager. In four years, Agranoff has grown his idea to make custom-design athletic socks into a profitable online-only business with annual sales of more than $1 million.

Agranoff's lightbulb moment came in 2013 at a high-school basketball game, where he noticed most kids were wearing the same plain Nike athletic socks. If these simple socks started such a craze, he wondered: What would happen if he kicked things up a notch and printed custom designs on them? "

You rock , keep going.

Loretta Russo said...

One of the biggest problems with Democrats is that they're so devoted to perception, to "creating the narrative", they can't distinguish between their fantasies and reality.

KD, said...

That is so true, look at the Three Liberal Stooges that proudly display their fantasies here, reality, not so much.

"2018 about where to put the party’s money and field operations.” Jane

First, you are done defending the old tired and defeated Dramacrat line that Citizens United is bad for US Politics, good, you learned.

Opie, I am going to have some fun at your expense.

You and CA Moonbeam told us that CA Drought was caused by man and Gorebal warming, so President Trump wins and the drought ends in CA, which do we credit, Trump who is but a Man or Mother Earth and Climate Change which ended the CA drought.

KD, Book "Shattered" The failure of Hillary inside the mess said...

Steve Harvey: Trump ‘Keeping His Promise’ on Inner City Housing
CNN contributor Marc Lamont Hill called Harvey a “mediocre negro” who was seeking attention, while rapper and reality TV star T.I. said Harvey should “know way better than” to meet with Trump.

Harvey defended his decision to work with Trump, saying “Change can only happen when we sit at the table. If we sit at the table, then we can have a say as to what’s to be eaten on the menu. I have an obligation to take a seat at the table when invited.”

Winning ,,, WP and other Trump Haters will at some point allow the facts to overcome their emotions.

2020 and this nation will re-elect President Trump setting up a President Pence in 2024 and beyond.