I still get a kick out of this next clip. The unassuming host of WPT's Here and Now, Frederica Freyberg, cleverly got Dumb Ron Johnson to tell the truth about his ridiculous bill "If You Like Your Health Plan, You Can Keep It Act."
The clip below features Freyberg's first question, and then her wonderfully worded last question. Priceless. God he's dumb.
The rate quotes we're seeing on HealthCare.gov's web site, before subsidies, has everything to do with the Affordable Care Act's absorption of federal taxpayer supported state high risk insurance pools. That risk is now covered by insurers and all rate payers. It eliminates a huge bureaucracy too.
Johnson tells the frustrating story of a couple in that pool who have been dropped, and are now eligible to get lower cost coverage on the exchange. That's bad? Freyberg wonders if they weren't eligible on the exchange. Johnson admits they are. So why the outrage, why the sad story?
One thing; Dumb Ron Johnson threw in how taxpayers would help subsidize rate payers on ObamaCare, as if that's a bad thing. Paul Ryan's free market solution does exactly the same thing. Plus, the ACA is paid for through select taxes as well.