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Unknown Health Care Quarterback Sebelius Throws Death Spiral

Posted on | March 1, 2012 | 7 Comments

by Smitty

Via CNSNews:

“How about when the president said you can keep your health care coverage, if you like it?” Roskam said. “And yet, the reality is, according to Bloomberg (News) at least, 9 percent fewer businesses are offering medical coverage than in 2010. There the rhetoric didn’t meet the reality, did it?”
Sebelius did not contest the numbers.
“Well again, congressman, what you’re seeing, it wouldn’t have mattered if we had passed the Affordable Care Act or not,” she said. “The private market is in a death spiral.”

As though anyone familiar with Hayek or Sowell would find the notion that government perturbing the health care market would be othewise.
Hayward amplifies:

Katheleen Sebelius is a fine one to talk about “death spirals,” because ObamaCare is one of the best examples around. It’s been falling apart since the day it was passed. Key funding mechanisms have already been repealed, including the 1099 reporting requirements designed to squeeze $17 billion out of small businesses, and the CLASS Act — a ridiculous accounting trick that made ObamaCare look cheaper by front-loading the premiums for a long-term care program that even Sebelius herself admitted was unsustainable. A bill to abolish ObamaCare’s rationing mechanism, the infamous “death panels,” just cleared the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee. All of these repeal measures have bipartisan support.

Sebelius and the Left, we must admit, threw a zippy little bullet pass through the heart of our economy a year ago. Death spiral, indeed. But it’s not entirely over.

Join the Old, Odd Fuddy-Duddys on 24 March (three weeks from Saturday) at the Road to Repeal rally here in DC. For yourself. For your kids. For Breitbart. For every other patriot remaining in this country who thinks that Sebelius, #OccupyResoluteDesk, and the rest of these knuckle-dragging crypt-Marxists have Got. To. Go.

Maybe not to hell, but to wherever the commies play football. Let them throw their death spirals at each other, and leave Americans alone.


7 Responses to “Unknown Health Care Quarterback Sebelius Throws Death Spiral”

  1. Teri
    March 1st, 2012 @ 5:40 pm

    Here we see Obamacare thrashing, down for the count, and yet all those voters continue to vote for the guy for whom we will throw the abominable Obamacare out the window as an issue. Go figure. Maybe the electorate really is stupid like Obama’s been telling us it is for the last three and a half years. 

  2. smitty
    March 1st, 2012 @ 6:04 pm

    Well, intelligence doesn’t add in parallel, one must admit.
    But whether or not the people, as a whole, aren’t bright is not the same question as whether the government should destroy liberty.

  3. LD Jackson
    March 1st, 2012 @ 7:47 pm

    I hope you are right, that Obamacare is on its death spiral, but I am not convinced it is. I am afraid the Supreme Court is going to rule in favor of the mandate and if they do, look for the Obama administration to be emboldened by that decision. I hope to God I am wrong.

  4. Adjoran
    March 1st, 2012 @ 9:36 pm

     From what I know of Mr. Justice Kennedy, he is not a man to be swayed by insult.  Roberts is the question mark; he has been very deferential toward federal power when exercised by Congress.  

    But the only sure way is to elect a Republican President and Congress and repeal it in its entirety.

  5. LD Jackson
    March 1st, 2012 @ 9:41 pm

     I agree. We need a Republican President and Congress to repeal it. That’s the only way I can see this happening.

  6. Matthew Holt
    March 2nd, 2012 @ 12:38 am

    hahahahahahahahahaha. Really, you think that the increase in private health care costs and subsequent collapse of small business provided health benefits is to do with the passage of a bill that mostly doesn’t come into effect for another 2 years? And has nothing to do with conservative inaction on health care since 1974. hahahahaha. Self delusion is an amazing thing

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