How To "Fix" A Train Wreck

The first thing to know about trying to fix an train wreck is DON'T. The second thing is don't issue a stamp about it thinking it will bail the USPS out. It won't. You don't "fix" train wrecks like Obamacare because no one, and I mean no one, still knows what is in it. Obama thinks he does and has beat his lips ceaselessly like a snake oil salesman trying to sell a non-existent elixir. The federal government has no business being in between you and your doctor, no matter who you are.

Senator Max Bacchus, who is now retiring seeing the hand writing on the wall, told the nation and Kathleen Sebelius, that what we are witnessing was about to unfold. he was the first to point out the coming train wreck as far as a Democratic politician. But what did he know? He was just one of those knot heads who helped craft this fiasco in secret.

They were giving out Nobel Peace prizes when Obama took office in Cracker Jack boxes now we see this. This roll out had impact alright - of the extremely negative kind. I often wonder why Obama doesn't know when to keep his pie hole shut but he never seems to.

I watched day before yesterday, and almost puked, as Obama held a press conference where his narcissism once again just right out of the screen at viewers. He was so gracious that he told us that only he could make the impossible possible after millions upon millions had their insurance policies cancelled on them. Oh yes, he was going to "allow" insurance companies to reissue those same insurance policies for a one year period that "his" law was so intent on killing off. Did he tell us in advance what his motives were? Of course he didn't. Strictly political I can assure you and not much about "We, the People..."

Good grief! Just a couple of weeks ago Obama was telling us the cancellations weren't even occurring. it was just being made up to make him look bad. There's that narcissism rearing up again. Then he and his party faithful were telling us that the cancellations were just hunky dory because the policy you liked was junk. Nanny State knows what is best for you and your wallet you see. You have no clue. Those bad boy insurance companies who were committing his unpardonable sin could now continue to add more sins to their previous sins. You like it but he doesn't. Of course he doesn't pay for his health coverage. We do.

The Democrats at times crack me up. They pull out a set of talking points and whale away at using them, Then WHOOPS and they have to shift gears quickly and use different ones to try to cover the failed ones thinking people are stupid enough to not call them on it. I will.

What He Failed To Say

There were a few brave Senators who took up the cross BEFORE this fiasco happened not after. They were even crucified by their own party RINOS for pointing out the obvious. Obamacare did not need to happen on October 1st or ever for that matter. Even at that point Obama remained in denial and continued lie after lie. I heard him tell people the other day that the government shutdown would have put the nation in default and that was another outright lie.

Being a free market guy I'll tall you why it won't work and can't be fixed short of repeal and starting over. The whole bill, which none of them read stinks to high heaven. it is an over-priced alternative with high deductibles and full of more mandates than a date factory. The people needed to float that boat are young, healthy people who he wants to coerce young people into buying what they really don't want or need. Why? Insurance companies need that good money to cover Obama's bad redistribution money just to cover the losses on people who are basically not insurable or don't want any insurance in the first place. Insurance companies would never be able to insure those types of policies without all the mandates built into Obamacare. Those are facts, not conjecture.

More competitive free market products would smother Obamacare. That's what Obama doesn't want. Insurance companies are in business. The federal government has no idea how to do that. If it couldn't print money it would be out of business. When the federal government starts acting like a pack of socialist tyrants it's time to back up. Obama thinks he may be an imperial President. That can be a huge problem if reading American history has served me well.

The Grand Social Experiment Gone Awry. Turn The Mop Around Barry!

The "fix" Obama has in mind is to get through the 2014 mid-term election by using the usual smoke and mirrors routine. He wants to delay the mass cancellations until after the mid-term elections. That's why he delayed the employer mandate so wake up to that fact while you're waking up. Why do you think panicked Democratic Senators are running as far away from Barry as they can get? He's now toxic.

My question is to what good is Obama's "fix." He's a band aid type of leader. So he "allows" insurance companies to violate the very law he had crafted for one year. That one year is even iffy. That "fix" could cause the whole insurance industry to go bankrupt. Maybe that is what Obama has in mind? They have just spent massive amounts of money ramping up for his failed roll out.

He never addresses adequately his other "promise." He told us that the average premium was going to go down $2,500 and it has done just the opposite ever since he uttered those words over and over again. Obama thinks for some reason that he can will things to be. Not in the United States of america you can't. This is still the land of opportunity if one steps up and grabs the bull by the horns and takes personal responsibility.

Obamacare can't be fixed. Like any train wreck it needs to go to the scrap yard. Then take a look at some real reforms such as allowing insurance companies to cross state lines, tort reform and the more sensible ways other than the federal government trying to do something they have no business doing just to stroke Barack Hussein Obama's ego.

QUOTE OF THE DAY BY OBAMA: “I hear you loud and clear…I said I would fix this problem, and today, I’m offering a plan that can help do it.” With what? A temporary one year band aid that insurance companies will reject. Then you can blame who Obama?

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As Always,

Thee Frog Prince

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Comments 17 comments

Jayfort 3 years ago

Obamacare should be scrapped in its entirety. Then a new law should be created that allows:

- health insurance to be sold across state-lines

- people to take their insurance with them from company to company

- coverage for pre-existing conditions

Yes, I know the last one will raise some cost but the first two should lower them sufficiently to balance the costs.

Oh, gosh! If I recall correctly these were included in the Republican healthcare recommendations that the Liberals say didn't exist!


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Old Poolman 3 years ago from Rural Arizona

I sometimes wonder if the creators of Obamacare were even in the same building, let alone the same room. It is apparent they spent very little time talking with one another, and basically no time talking with the medical professionals.

The final product more closely resembles a patch-work quilt than a well thought out and polished document. Very little time was spent looking at the collateral damage that were caused by some of the various parts of this monster bill.

As you so aptly pointed out in your hub, there were some simple fixes available that would have gone far in correcting our old system. Opening the market and allowing insurers to cross state lines would have helped tremendously. Investigating and prosecuting fraud in medicare billing would have saved millions of dollars.

Now a few who never had health care insurance have it for free, at the expense of millions who are losing their insurance. It will be interesting to see how the insurance companies react to letting some have their cancelled policies back again.

I would hope that not too many fall for the plan of blaming the whole thing on the insurance companies. Some will of course because the guy they worship said it was insurance companies who caused the problem.

I truly believe a group of college freshmen could have put together a better and more workable plan than this one. We have only seen the tip of this iceberg and have barely left the harbor.


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The Frog Prince 3 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Jayfort - Liberals seem to reside in an alternate universe that is only in their minds. The things you listed plus a biggie - tort reform ' were in many of the proposals the Democrats just outright rejected. But we just imagined that.

Mike - There should never be any bill that is 2,700 pages long about anything. Young people are bailing on Obama big time. They are spitting his bait out for what it is - CRAP.

The Frog


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tsadjatko 3 years ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

Absolutely guys, and all those fixes including tort reform don't even have to be done all at once. To make the transition easier they could have been phased in over time to see what affect if any each had on coverage. A good start would have been tort reform first because it would have been the toughest for both parties since the lawyers hold them hostage with their money. Medical tests and procedures are by far the highest in the world compared to other countries

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/02/health/colonosco...

largely because of lawsuits, fraud, medicare you name it. Get a load of this interview http://www.marketplace.org/topics/life/health-care...

What does Obamacare do to fix that? Tax medical devices to make them higher.

I'd say congress needs to pass a bill to change the qualifications for running for office. LAWYERS should be disqualified from holding elected office at the federal level...maybe then we can get a government truly run by the people who make this country great rather than the ones who are destroying it.


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Old Poolman 3 years ago from Rural Arizona

When the launch of any program fails this miserably, the future outlook is very dim. I can't even imagine how badly this will be managed by government agencies such as the IRS. We are at least a couple years from learning about all the little quirks that are buried deeply in the 2,700 page document that few have read. About the time we think we are starting to understand this new "tax," they will expose some little paragraph from page 2,164 that will cost us even more out of pocket expense. Train Wreck doesn't even come close to describing this disaster.


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tsadjatko 3 years ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

"they will expose some little paragraph" or additional regulations that were added after it was passed (thank you Sebelius)


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Old Poolman 3 years ago from Rural Arizona

I forgot that part, this law is an open book that can be added to or subtracted from without Congressional approval. Not that it matters since few if any ever read the bill. Why should they read it, it doesn't apply to them.


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FitnezzJim 3 years ago from Fredericksburg, Virginia

Those 2700 pages are the law, not the agency derived rules and regulations that seek to implement the law. I'd wager the regulations are ten times as long, with individual sections likely to have been developed without understanding of what the other sections are saying. That is standard government process - functionally partition it and turn it the parts over to folks who claim to be smart, then stuff them into a pristine environment where they can academically conceptualize but have no clue what the reality is. Because of that, the resulting web-site is no better than a concept demo, and shows all the signs of having been developed while no responsible adults were in the room. Sadly, the policy and the law also show those same signs.

In the end though, it is our own fault, we chose to elect and then re-elect them


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Old Poolman 3 years ago from Rural Arizona

Where are all the usual trolls that defend everything this administration does? Perhaps they are busy trying to scrounge up some health care insurance?


Stu 3 years ago

In spite of all the problems, Obama can't simply admit to himself that he made a giant mistake in sponsoring the PPACA in the first place. Administrative fiascoes aside, the program simply can't be made to work. The optout penalties and middle class premium loads are not sufficient to cover the discounts for the lower income demographic and the new cost of covering preexisting conditions. The only way to make the system self-liquidating is to get young, healthy people to enroll in Obamacare and pay premiums that are excessive even before the middle class premium loads are applied. These low-cost risks in many cases will choose not to insure, or will obtain non-comporting insurance outside of the exchanges. Yes, these people will have to pay the optout penalty, but they'll avoid the embedded premium load to subsidize the higher risk Obamacare enrollees who would never qualify for properly underwritten health insurance at standard rates. The bottom line is that Obamacare can never be self-funding. It will forever require taxpayer subsidy (i.e., extra federal debt buildup attributable specifically to the PPACA).


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tsadjatko 3 years ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

Mike - take note Mike because although they have never displayed any form of intellectual honesty about the subject or their "ideology" their absence is confirmation that they have no character. If they did they'd appear and admit they were wrong...and Frog is right. However their dilemma is really not a lack of character or honesty, it is that they are suffering from a disease - the disease of liberalism. No offense intended, just stating the obvious.


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The Frog Prince 3 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

FitnezzJim - around 10K+ pages of regulations and counting.

Stu - The really sad part is that in his first term, when the economy was off the track Obama had to have his name on something other than prosperity. First two years were wasted on this fiasco and the economy was essentially ignored other than throwing a useless stimulus package at it to reward his backers. The man is pathetic and not the image of a leader.

The Frog


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida

Tell me if I'm wrong, Jim, but wasn't Obamacare touted as our leader's signature legislation? The important, significant bill that he would be remembered for? Well, he got that right! It has become not just a train wreck but a nuclear explosion. And the fallout affects us all - even those who supported him.

BTW - loved your phrase: ' it is an over-priced alternative with high deductibles and full of more mandates than a date factory.' Well said.


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tsadjatko 3 years ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

Remember Obama held up this woman as an example of the success of Obamacare? Yeah wow she got covered for only $169/month....NOT - listen to what really happened. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/11/19/obamaca...


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The Frog Prince 3 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

tsadjatko - Obama always has a handy prop then the truth leaks out.


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Old Poolman 3 years ago from Rural Arizona

But will the world ever know the true outcome of this lady's outcome with Obamacare? Obama got to brag about it on national TV but few will hear the truth about the actual results.


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tsadjatko 3 years ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

Ain't that the truth - all they are worried about is the low information voter anyway and no low info voter will ever hear about it. Hard to hear anything when you have your head up your ....

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