Kossack Turns on Obamacare
show comments
  • Jacksonian_Libertarian

    I think a large percentage of people are not going to sign up or pay. I wonder what these Obamacare refusenicks are going to be called? I want to think up a cool name for them, as I might be one. LOL
    “Scabs” is kind of gross but thematic, unfortunately it is already taken by the Labor Gangs. Cashcarebears alliterates kind of nice. Oh well, you get the idea, I’m going to sleep on it.

    • John Stephens

      “Wreckers” is the term the Soviets used last time.

      • Will Freismuth

        Or kulaks. Enemies of the
        people either way

  • Nick Bidler

    1. most lasting consequence of the ACA will be to drive a wedge between the dem wonks, the moderate dems, and the single-payer-supporters.

    2. republican racist-sexist-homophobics did it, always and forever

  • rheddles

    I suspect the most lasting consequence will be renewed interest in the writings of F. A. Hayek. And the end of this elite’s reign.

  • Pete

    I love listening to these lefties squeal like stuck pigs when one of their schemes actually bites them instead of just everyone else.

    Another example is affirmative action. Liberals get off on an imagined moral high in promoting racial quotas but they never want it to affect them or their children — just everyone else.

  • Boritz

    All the same liberal people who are complaining about the increased cost to them of ACA never met a tax increase they didn’t like even if it affected them. Why is this different? Are they just confused by the accounting? You can take more of my money just not from this bucket only that bucket over there? Confusing mentality.

  • crabtown

    OPM – who did they think was going to pay for this, or how?
    So let’s go to single payor where we can feel good about ourselves and hide the true costs? The other advanced nations who’ve been at this for decades are also broke, can’t we learn from them?

    We can do this, single payor is not the way.

  • Matt B

    I’m hearing about the same sticker shock from people I know. It doesn’t matter that this story isn’t getting any coverage, people are experiencing it firsthand.

    This will provide conservative leaders with their chance to propose a solution to health care coverage and escalating costs that is not Obamacare and is not single-payer. If they have one.

  • AnnSaltzafrazz

    So, the argument is: the government has proven its incompetence–quick! we need more government!

  • DougPage171

    The Dismal Science strikes yet again!

  • bff426

    I would discount the idea that the ACA technical glitches are the result of people having to create accounts before observing plan choices and pricing. All that did was bring forward the technical glitches that were going to happen regardless. It’s a Rube Goldberg IT contraption – a kludge. It was never going to work out of the box, it may never work correctly. They tried to design a system that was outward facing, taking information consumers input. The actual website was apparently constructed well, built by a small company in DC. But the communications and hub function is a nightmare, according to IT people who have been able to peek under the mostly closed hood. The hub takes the consumer information, and checks it against information in 7 different government agencies. Quite a task in and of itself. Then, since there are 36 states involved, and multiple insurance companies in every state, interfaces with the states and the individual insurance companies need to be constructed. Remember, they didn’t want to have nationwide insurance pricing, but state-by-state. And within each state, there are different pricing schedules by County. Depending on the state, and the number of carriers, you could have 50 or more different prices. And that’s just for people of one age. Prices differ by age. All of these different computer systems, federal, state and private, all talking to each other seamlessly, trading information back and forth, serving millions of people, with a newly built, barely tested, tight deadline contract? By a lead contractor who had been fired by the Province of Ontario for not being able to get a much smaller system right in 3 years? The best thing they had going for them for the last 17 days was Ted Cruz. He gave them cover. Now, the bright lights have shifted, and will be shining on Obama care. And think about this, as sloppy as the been with everything else, how good do you think the security of these systems is? A hacker’s paradise. As soon as the hackers can create an account, that is.

© The American Interest LLC 2005-2017 About Us Masthead Submissions Advertise Customer Service
We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.