Getting It Wrong Is A Badge of Honor For Democrats


According to Obama, Obamacare is a right:

“So I’m going to keep doing everything in my power to make sure this law works as it’s supposed to,” he said. “Because in the United States of America, health insurance isn’t a privilege — it is your right.  And we’re going to keep it that way.”

Funny. Didn’t see “healthcare”anywhere in the Constitution.

In other Obamacare news, over 30 million will continue to be uninsured – forever:

In fact, the CBO projects that under Obamacare over the next decade, the number of uninsured will never fall below 30 million. Here are the year-by-year projections from the report:

2013 – 55,000,000
2014 – 44,000,000
2015 – 37,000,000
2016 – 31,000,000
2017 – 30,000,000
2018 – 30,000,000
2019 – 30,000,000
2020 – 30,000,000
2021 – 31,000,000
2022 – 31,000,000
2023 – 31,000,000

Despite Obamacare’s mix of requirements, mandates, subsidies, and penalties, the CBO projects that the law will never be able to decrease the number of uninsured below 11 percent of the population.  During the decade projected by the CBO, the percentage of uninsured nonelderly persons decreases from 20 percent in 2013 to 11 percent by 2016, but then remains there for the rest of the ten year period.  Not everything in the CBO report is similarly static, however.  The “Average Exchange Subsidy per Subsidized Enrollee” increases 50 percent over the same time period, rising from $5,290 in 2014 to $7,900 in 2023.

The people who get screwed, the under 30 set, are better off paying the fine under the law – but the government needs their money to pay for other people. For you youngsters, that is called redistribution:

Now, the Congressional Budget Office is out with new numbers showing an additional two million people will opt to pay the fine instead of purchasing healthcare. This brings to total number of people to six million.

Under the law, Americans must be insured starting in 2014 or pay a penalty assessed on their tax returns.

Shortly after the legislation passed in 2010, the Congressional Budget Office, working alongside the Joint Committee on Taxation, estimated that in 2016 roughly four million people a year would opt to pay the penalty instead of getting coverage. On Wednesday, the CBO and JCT revised that figure up to six million, citing legislation passed since 2010 as well as the weaker economic outlook.

Of those people who opt for the penalty, 10% are projected to be below the federal poverty level for 2016, which the CBO and JCT estimate will stand at about $12,000 for an individual or $24,600 for a family of four.

In 2014, the penalty will be no more than $285 per family, or 1% of income, whichever is greater. In 2015, the cap rises to $975, or 2% of income. And by 2016, it reaches $2,085 per family, or 2.5% of income, whichever is greater.

The dollar amounts for a single adult would be $95, $325 and $695 during that same time period.

But these aren’t just individuals choosing to simply pay the fine instead of purchasing insurance, employers across the country are choosing to pay the fine instead of providing employer based health insurance because it’s cheaper under the new ObamaCare system.

Democrats. Getting it wrong for over 100 years.

8 thoughts on “Getting It Wrong Is A Badge of Honor For Democrats

  1. Not “Democrats,” but people who hold an ‘unconstrained’ view of human nature. They are in both Parties, it’s just that we have an over-abundance of them in the Democrat Party (at the moment).

    Otherwise, this is dead on target.

    • I have to agree with you except for one little WORD……”over-abundance”.

      And the reason I say this is because I have been looking at the Editorials and Blogs and Commentors at Numerous Democrat sites for quite a while now. And unlike here for example, and any number of other Right or Conservative sites……the Left / Democrat sites almost NEVER disagree about virtually anything. They are pretty much lock-step with the Press and with the Party Line. The recent ObamaCare issue has proven to a little bit of an exception….because it is coming home to hit them in the Pocket book.

      No one reading the RNL could deny the qeniune differences of opinion between those of us considered Constitutionalists or Conservatives or “on the Right “………………And this is a HUGE difference within the Population between those who support the Broadly speaking Left vs Right.

  2. Some people in the construction world are claiming that a huge percentage of “workers” are going under the table. They will work for a little less as long as they are paid cash and there is no record of it. To an extent this has always been the case, but I expect it will be far more common. If someone claims no income, whether they are lying or not, they will get free OWEbozocare given to them. And if the govt can’t find 30 mill illegals, I doubt they will locate these cheaters either. So it appears to me the amount of tax income the federal govt has been getting could drop.

  3. I have had a couple subs ask me if I could keep using them if I had to pay cash already this year. Of course I said no, I need the write off so I only pay with a check made out to the name the insurance is in. I hope they don’t go under the covers since they are both good subs and I’d hate to lose them.

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