Monday, March 31, 2014

Dems' Obamacare 'fixes' are just Washington wink-winks

By Washington Examiner MARCH 31, 2014

Quick, did you see that? Senate Democrats just pulled another Washington wink-wink on Obamacare. For those who might need a refresher, the WWW is the old standby of professional Washington politicians from both parties when they need to look like they are doing something concrete when in fact they're just blowing smoke. In the present case, Senators Mark Warner of Virginia, Mark Begich of Alaska, Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Joe Manchin of West Virginia are offering a package of Obamacare “fixes.” Maine's independent Sen. Angus King, who caucuses with the Democrats, is also a co-sponsor……But it’s smoke and mirrors. Even if all of the proposed fixes were to become law, they only address the outer edges of the stinking mess that is Obamacare, including skyrocketing premiums, administrative chaos, unworkable state exchanges and soaring taxes required to pay for it. Worst of all, the fixes can’t reverse the damage done by the president's three big Obamacare lies: you can keep your present health insurance plan if you like, you can keep your doctor, and your premiums will be cheaper. None of that will be made right by adopting “mend it, don’t end it” fixes......To Read More…


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