The Obamacare debacle continues.
The “net enrollment stands at about negative four million,” according to calculations made by the Wall Street Journal from the minute amount of usable information being released by Obama Administration.
The negative figure is derived from comparing the four to five million Americans who had their plans suddenly taken away from them by Obamacare to the possible sign-ups.
According to the WSJ, 364,000 have signed up for Obamacare and 803,077 have been added to Medicaid. Thus the net loss.
But “HHS hasn’t built the tools that would allow people to pay through the exchange,” according to the Journal.
Since no deal is done until money changes hands, some wonder if the real sign-up figure is closer to zero.
HHS (Health and Human Services) has ordered private contractors not to cooperate with Congressional investigators in connection with the mess, in letters obtained by House Oversight Committee, according to the WSJ.
So much for “the most transparent administration in history.”
Public opinion and trust of Washington has understandably fallen to historic lows, but we are not particularly sympathetic with those who constantly whine about a “do-nothing” Congress.
A workable budget not withstanding, doing nothing is certainly superior to passing some of the laws being proposed by the White House.
Too bad Congress was not “doing nothing” the day Obamacare passed in the Senate by one vote. (That was when the Democrats controlled both houses of Congress.) Needless to say, some of those senators (and representatives) would love to have that vote back now -- ask Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana.
The scene is currently set for a massive GOP retaking of Congress if Republicans don’t shoot themselves in the you-know-what again by nominating candidates lacking broad appeal. The GOP would already have the Senate back, had there been more primary voter logic applied last time. Harry Reid would be gone!
Republicans need to nominate level-headed potential winners rather than politicians who just say things to make us feel good and are willing to drive the bus over the cliff to prove a point and raise money.
The incompetent bias of the national press corps never ceases to amaze me. They have spent the last few days whining about the Republicans and how the GOP blocked the budget, but finally allowed one to be passed.
Not one has pointed out that during the first two years of President Obama’s term, the Democrats controlled the White House, the Senate, and the House of Representatives -- and -- they did not pass a budget.