Wednesday, June 24, 2015

No Bold Leadership or Solutions: Walker to let the Affordable Care Act crash and burn, taking Wisconsinites with it.

We've all seen movies where the captain of a ship, or the pilot of an airliner, gets knocked out right? That's when some courageous individual steps up and lands the plane or steers ship to safety. It's a lesson in human nature, and proof there are heroes born every day.

That does not describe Scott Walker, the guy who never lets us forget he's a bold leader. 184,000 Wisconsinites will lose their insurance if the Supreme Court eliminates the Affordable Care Acts tax subsidies. Walker won't be there to right that ship or land that plane safely.

Instead, Walker will stand by and watch the accident, and blame the victims in the wreckage for being on board.

In this revealing sick editorial posted at CNN, Walker's vindictive nature surfaces for everyone to see. To start, Walker might accuse Obama of having plenty of advance notice, but ironically, so did he...as he points an accusatory finger:
We can't all be trolling millionaires!
Walker: "The Obama administration has had plenty of advance notice about the King v. Burwell decision and the potential outcomes, but it seems the President's only plan is to continue pointing his finger at the states for a problem he created. Just last week, Secretary Burwell was in Wisconsin. She could have used the opportunity to tell Wisconsin residents how the federal government is going to solve its Obamacare mess, but instead she promoted the use of 'free' Obamacare services." 
Walker clearly states his intention, and that is to kill "ObamaCare." But the idea it would put patients back in charge is ridiculous; it puts insurance companies back in charge, to do whatever they want, and you won't have the marketplace competition to lower prices. You also won't have the ability to compare prices in one place. 
Walker: "It's clear Obamacare must be repealed and replaced with a plan that puts patients and their families back in charge." 
Walker is fully aware of the possible carnage resulting from his decision. This monster won't lift a finger to prevent it. It's justifiable collateral damage to Walker. Point made:
Walker: "If the ruling goes against the Obama administration, roughly 6 million people nationwide, including 184,000 in my home state, could lose their health insurance without immediate action by the President to work with Congress. This is a big problem." 
It should be a big problem for Walker, who chose not to take any leadership. And the failed experiment of the for-profit, insurance based, health care industry?
Walker: "Will the President admit his failure, and prevent millions from losing health insurance by acting to repeal and replace his failed experiment?" 
This arrogant authoritarian coward doesn't begin to see his own penchant for finger pointing, which is already ridiculous:
Walker: "So far, the only answer Americans have had from the President is finger pointing." 
Summing it up, Walker states clearly the punishment for not following this countries strict conservative guideline:
Walker: "We will not bail out Obama at the expense of the American people.  We will not set up state exchanges under the rules of Obamacare. That plan should be to repeal and replace Obamacare and put patients back in charge of health care for themselves and their families."

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

"it puts insurance companies back in charge, to do whatever they want, and you won't have the marketplace competition to lower prices. You also won't have the ability to compare prices in one place. "

How would the ruling do any of this? Nothing would eliminate the federal mandate to have insurance, the federal requirements that insurance companies offer policies to everyone, the federal exchanges where you can compare prices in one place, etc. The only thing that would be eliminated is the federal subsidies to those that do not use a state exchange. So people would have to pay for their own insurance but all of the needed reforms would be in place. Obama already promised that premiums would drop by about $2500 so it should be more affordable now to buy your own insurance. You also get to keep your own doctors as well from what I hear.

Democurmudgeon said...

Everyone in GOP states with federal exchanges will most likely drop out without the tax credit. My description is for Wis. and other similar states. And that's what I'm most concerned with. The exchanges will disappear without a fix. The mandate without the exchange will be interesting, and its still a big question mark.

Without the subsidies, the other exchanges will go broke due to the dramatic drop in the number insured. Policy premiums will skyrocket as healthy people leave to save money (can't afford the massive increase in premiums-like me).

Even though Obama won't sign the agreements suggested by the GOP so far, the whole law will collapse anyway in a couple of years. The subsidies were the honey that brought people in and make it affordable.

Premiums will not drop but will still experience slow growth. I don't know where you saw that $2500 figure. The GOP likes to scare people with news of giant increases, but those are not representative.

Anonymous said...

The $2500 figure is what Obama said premiums would decrease by. There was no talk of premiums increasing when the ACA was being passed. But all is well, the Supreme Court has upheld the subsidies for everyone and now we all can get "afforable" healthcare that the government has to subsidize for about 10 million people. Not sure how that is "affordable" if someone else has to pay for it for you. Sounds more like it is not affordable at all, but at least for now China is willing to float our debt.

Anonymous said...

Who is floating all the debt Walker created?

Democurmudgeon said...

Send me a link to that or drop the $2500 bs. Never heard that, because that would be ridiculous. It might have been in reference to the money saved per family with the subsidies. That makes sense.

"Someone else is paying for it" Lunacy as well, since the money you pay into an insurance company also goes to pay for someone else's health care. Making that comparison ignores the way insurance works, and appears desperate. If companies paying into the ACA is "someone else's money" than you must think corporations are people. Wrong again.

The GOP narrative pretends health care premiums weren't rising double digits, which it was. They also argue deductibles are too high. That was a Republican idea, to get people to have skin in the game, and was a part of catastrophic insurance known as health saving accounts. I had them for over 10 years, and every insurer offered lower premiums if I accepted a massive increase in my deductible. I canceled out of HSA's when my deductible exceeded $11,000. Yes, that was before ObamaCare. People just don't know anything about insurance, having gotten their through an employer.

Anonymous said...

Here was the promise from Obama on saving $2500 for a typical family on insurance premiums.

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/promises/obameter/promise/521/cut-cost-typical-familys-health-insurance-premium-/

Now anyone with a rational brain would understand he had no hope of keeping that promise, but apparently more than half of the voters have no rational brain in America any more.

Democurmudgeon said...

That's 2 years before and no longer relent. I stand be the savings vis the instant tax credit. My savings over $3,000.

Democurmudgeon said...

That's 2 years before and no longer relent. I stand be the savings vis the instant tax credit. My savings over $3,000.