Friday, November 8, 2013 at 12:08AM
Promises, promises! In the 2008 campaign Hillary said Barack was "all hat and no cattle."
She might have been right. Is this a case where the road to hell was paved by good intentions?
President Obama promised us that if we liked our current health insurance plan, we could keep it. Well that promise wasn't worth the speech writer's paper on which it was scripted. It also appears that insurance rates within each region of a state may be radically different creating inequities for the people in the middle, not poor enough to qualify for Medicaid but not rich enough to afford higher premiums than their current plan which in many cases doesn't meet the standards of the Affordable Health Care Act, which for some is turning into a Catch 22 oxymoron.
It's time to fix Obamacare before people sign up. If that means delaying the March 1 deadline - so be it. I'd suggest July 1 which is the beginning of the 2014-2015 fisal year.
The level of incompetence of the roll out of Obamacare is shocking and unacceptable. One can blame the GOP, the bureaucrats, the hi tech geeks for this mess. One can also blame the convoluted process Obamacare went through in being passed. It would have been much simpler to pass single payer or an expanded Medicaid Plus plan. But we're stuck with a Rube Goldberg healthcare reform which is pretty much identical to "Billary" Care which was DOA back in 1993. In life often "less is more" and KISS should be the approach.
We're now stuck with this messy reform which has much that is good but for 15 million Amerians the concept of a marketplace system has morphed from a fancy carriage to a pumpkin!