Priya Abraham, a senior policy analyst for the Commonwealth Foundation, a free market think tank in Pennsylvania, is qualified to talk about Obamacare on several accounts. She is a policy analyst; she suffers from a pre-existing condition, fibromyalgia, a chronic and often debilitating pain condition; and she has bought an Obamacare plan that has failed to meet her needs.
In a recent op-ed Abraham noted:
My need to see specialists and try expensive prescriptions makes affordable health insurance crucial to softening the financial sting. This longtime uninsured, sickly gal ought to be happy.
Plaster my picture on Healthcare.gov now, right?
“We’re always worried about that,” IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said when asked whether he was concerned the agency could suffer similar tech problems suffered — or caused — by the Department of Health and Human Services as they worked to implement Obamacare.
The agency is gearing up for new responsibilities in implementing the health care law, which will expand during the next filing season.
This week the House will debate and vote on the Save American Workers Act of 2014 (H.R. 2575), which would repeal Obamacare’s 30-hour rule and replace it with a 40 hour rule.
There is absolutely no doubt Obamacare’s 30-hour work week threshold has harmed individuals as employers predictably cut back on hours. In October 2011, The Heritage Foundation’s James Sherk predicted it would “price many unskilled workers out of full-time employment. He continued:
The employer mandate will also encourage employers to replace full-time jobs with part-time positions. Obamacare does not penalize employers for not providing health benefits to part-time employees, so part-time positions will cost much less to fill than full-time positions.
This is not an April Fools joke.
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Debbie Wasserman SchultzHouse Democrat Average12% actually went on national television and said she can’t think of a bill that lawmakers could pass to fix Obamacare. When asked about the problems with the law, she said there is “nothing glaring.” Instead, she suggested that any law could have “tics.”
Background: The American people have lived under threat of Obamacare for too long. Since the President’s signature health care plan became law, the press has raced to keep up with the rate of its public disintegration. The pundits have been humbled before the mountain of evidence towering in its tribute—a heap that has grown so fast it is now difficult to stand back far enough to see it all at once.
The more the administration attempts to maneuver away from the political consequences of its disastrous takeover of the health care system, the clearer it becomes that the Defund movement of last fall was equal to the magnitude of the changes that the President had in store.