How much more ObamaCare failure must mount in a titanic heap – before Congress decides to get more involved?
A Congress given in 2014 a bi-cameral, bigger and deeper Republican majority – because of ObamaCare.
2014: Another Election About ObamaCare
Obamacare Opposition Drives 2014 Election Results
Republicans given the majority – based on their stated opposition to ObamaCare.
John Boehner, Mitch McConnell Vow to Kill ObamaCare
Republican leadership that has since the election done very little to adhere to their vow.
ObamaCare Repeal Falls Off Republicans’ To-Do List As Law Takes Hold
The people who gave Republicans the majority have noticed.
Conservatives Fear GOP Leaders Giving Up on ObamaCare Repeal
And lest we forget:
Conservatives Are Right About ObamaCare
How do we know Conservatives are correct?
CBO: Cost of ObamaCare Subsidy Will Increase 8-Fold in 10 Years
Health Insurance Cancellation Notices Soar Above ObamaCare Enrollment Rates
ObamaCare Deductibles Hit Patient Pocketbooks And Hospital Finances
The law’s damage is deep – and omni-directional.
CBO: ObamaCare Hurts Workers, Sickens Economy
CBO: ObamaCare to Cut Work Hours by Equivalent of 2 Million Jobs
How ObamaCare Hurts Job Creation
Joe Biden: Losing Your Job Because of ObamaCare ‘Is About Freedom’
Thanks, Mister Vice President. ObamaCare: Liberating millions of Americans from all those hours wasted earning money.
Not all of the news is terrible.
Thousands of New IRS Agents Hired to Enforce ObamaCare
ObamaCare to Create 100,000s of Jobs in the Field of Explaining ObamaCare
Oh wait – all of the news is terrible. Breaking things – and then hiring bureaucrats to “fix” them – ain’t exactly great.
And all of this nightmare mess is just at the federal level. How are the seventeen states that established their own ObamaCare exchanges doing?
Failure and Corruption in the Massachusetts ObamaCare Exchange
It’s no secret that ObamaCare’s father is RomneyCare in Massachusetts, and as we look to the problems that plague a government run health care system, The Bay State is a good place to start. Case in point: corruption in the system.
Josh Archambault, senior fellow at the Foundation for Government Accountability has dug into the state’s $1 billion ObamaCare exchange and found many discrepancies and issues that should concern everyone.
Just another “lone wolf,” isolated failure, right? Sadly,….
Almost Half of ObamaCare Exchanges Face Financial Struggles in the Future
A headline that could easily end with “So Far.”
Many of the online exchanges are wrestling with surging costs, especially for balky technology and expensive customer call centers – and tepid enrollment numbers.
Governments’ “solution” to this utterly predictable – and predicted – outcome? Utterly predictable.
To ease the fiscal distress, officials are considering raising fees on insurers, sharing costs with other states and pressing state lawmakers for cash infusions.
They demand even more of our money. Shocker.
Some are weighing turning over part or all of their troubled marketplaces to the federal exchange, HealthCare.gov….
Some states have already done this.
Oregon Gives Up On State ObamaCare Site, Switches to Federal Exchange
What else has happened in the Beaver State?
Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber Resigns Over Growing Scandal
Kitzhaber Turned Cover Oregon Decision-Making Over to Campaign Consultant
Oregon Spends $300 Million to Achieve 44 Total Signups for ObamaCare
Yet another unmitigated disaster.
Federal Investigators Issue Subpoena to Cover Oregon, Oregon Health Authority
Good idea. Except:
Former Gov. John Kitzhaber’s and Cylvia Hayes’ Trip to Dump Brings Police Sweeping In
The former governor and Hayes showed up at the Knott Landfill southeast of Bend in a pickup and an SUV about 2 p.m. last Friday and spent a few minutes dumping trash, according to Timm Schimke, the director of the Deschutes County Solid Waste Department….
(W)orkers recognized who they were dealing with and apparently decided the dumping might be of interest to law enforcement.
Old school, analog Hillary Clinton transparency.
This is where the Republican Leadership can do some good politics – by engaging in some good policy.
You say you want to undo ObamaCare? A great move in that direction is to investigate the state-level ObamaCare catastrophes currently unraveling all across the country. They represent billions of federal dollars wasted – and billions (and BILLIONS) more to be thrown after bad.
And they all serve as outstanding visual aides for why federal ObamaCare is also irretrievably heinous.
We must get to the bottom of Oregon and Massachusetts (and the others we already know to be corrupt as well as collapsed) to begin to mitigate the damage inexorably coming from all the others – up to and including the federal.
That is, after all, your job.
It’s good policy – that is also good politics.
For what, exactly, are you people waiting?
Editor’s Note: This first appeared in Red State and the Daily Caller.