The Unaffordable Health Care Act

The first two weeks are in and 1 Delawarean has signed up for the “Affordable Health Care” Exhange. One reason people may not be signing up is that premiums for the bronze plan for a 27 year old are 99.9% higher than what the average was in DE a year ago and 65.1% higher for a 50 year old.  For a family of 4 the the $873.52 a month is 19.9% higher.  It seems we should call it the Unaffordable Health Care Act.

Of course the other reason maybe the website doesn’t work well.  Call the doctor, not for you, but the Unaffordable Health Care Deform Act.  It isn’t on life support yet, but its condition looks serious.

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About David Anderson

Councilman David Anderson is a citizen activist who has served the community in several areas. He is a member of the Academy of Dover Charter School board of directors, a former Dover Human Relations Commissioner, past Chair of Delaware Right to Life PAC, Proud member of the Delaware Army National Guard, former Because We Care Inc. alternative school board member, Republican committee person, and co-founder of the Delaware Initiative and Referendum Coalition. He is currently Huck PAC state coordinator.

33 thoughts on “The Unaffordable Health Care Act

  1. The problem is: Who can afford it, and they want too much information on an unsecured website that the administration won’t take responsibility for.
    Only an idiot would give this site their date of birth, their social security number and other vital statistics.

  2. It is supposed to be secure, but how do we know? Like you, I have heard rumors that glitches in the site question its security.

  3. I’ve also heard that hackers are already working to crack this treasure chest of information for the purposes of identity theft. a statement from the government that they won’t be responsible for it. We will be heavily fined for not buying their expensive product and are at severe risk if we do. Just heard it on Foxnews.
    This a a LOSE LOSE situation!!!!!

  4. Notice the concept here: The private sector is providing a service. But utopian tinkerers say oh, no, we need to get the government to meddle and tinker and rearrange things. The government can do it better.

    Okay: So, is the government doing it better or not?

  5. The private sector is providing a service.

    “No, it wasn’t. That’s the entire point of Obamacare. I don’t think it is a very good program, but to say that the private sector was providing the service with anything even resembling competence is equally inaccurate.

    And really, the hemming and hawing is way overblown. Why does it matter if you can just go to the private sector and purchase your own policy at any time if you so choose?

    This program is largely designed to cover the large gap between Medicaid and those who can afford insurance. Gov’t healthcare tends to be pretty poorly run, just ask anybody in the military what they think of the service(sinus infection? Go change your socks and drink water) they receive. But there was a very real problem with those who had serious medical conditions living in perpetual poverty because nobody would insure them. Some people would tell them to suck it up…

    Is that moral? Is that Christian?

  6. Falcor on October 20, 2013 at 11:05 said: “The private sector is providing a service.” “No, it wasn’t. That’s the entire point of Obamacare.”

    I agree that it is the point of ObamCare and all Democrat programs that the private sector does not work and only the government can make anything work properly.

    That is indeed the divide between liberals and conservatives.

    Liberals don’t trust freedom, they don’t trust people making their own decisions, liberals don’t trust letting people solve problems for themselves.

    Liberals search for any part of life that appears to be imperfect and then try to fool gullible voters into thinking that the government could handle that area better.

    The unending record of liberalism is total failure and disaster.

    Yet liberals will never wake up and realize that the government solution is always worse and always more harmful to the people liberals claim to care about.

  7. Falcor on October 20, 2013 at 11:05 said: “This program is largely designed to cover the large gap between Medicaid and those who can afford insurance”

    That’s another problem with liberalism.

    You focus on what a program or law is
    D E S I G N E D
    to do — not what it ACTUALLY does.

    To a conservative, the fact that the program does not, in fact, do what it is designed to do is extremely significant.

    To a liberal, it is irrelevant what the program actually does to people. They only care what it is INTENDED to do.

    So if I intend to kiss a woman while we look out over the river, and instead I knock her off the dock and she falls into the river and drowns, to a liberal that is just as good as giving her a kiss because I INTENDED to give her a kiss.

    If I burn your house down trying to light candles on your birthday cake, to a liberal the only thing that matters is that I INTENDED to simply give you a birthday cake.

  8. Ok Jon.

    Was the private sector healthcare being provided prior to ACA an effective system?

  9. “No, it wasn’t. That’s the entire point of Obamacare. I don’t think it is a very good program, but to say that the private sector was providing the service with anything even resembling competence is equally inaccurate.…Foulcor

    What are you babbling about? Are you a PMSNBC-trained parrot? I don’t know anyone who had a ‘healthcare’ problem (until now). We had the best healthcare system in the world. The only people with a ‘healthcare’ problem are the ever-growing parasite class, who are too worried about crack or crystal meth or Hardees to care about healthcare anyway.

    The Master Plan is to kill private insurance. Anyone who doesn’t know that is an idiot. Why you ask? Because everything, at least ostensibly, is healthcare-related. Can you spell p-o-w-e-r?

  10. “I don’t know anyone who had a ‘healthcare’ problem (until now).”

    You not knowing things does not mean they do not exist. This is beyond retarded, a google search could turn up dozens of articles on healthcare problems prior to this.

    Hell Don wrote about one on this very site a few months ago.

    The only people with a ‘healthcare’ problem are the ever-growing parasite class, who are too worried about crack or crystal meth or Hardees to care about healthcare anyway.

    Yes, those are the ONLY people who have healthcare problems. Crack addicts and people whose body composition is similar to Don.

    Do you even listen to yourself talk. What planet do you live on.

    “We had the best healthcare system in the world.”

    Still do.

  11. “We had the best healthcare system in the world.”

    For you, yes. For the destitute and the working poor, no. There are more of the them than there are of you. Therefore, for most US citizens, this is not the best healthcare system in the world.

    And that’s not even getting into the fact that ours costs twice as much because every special interest involved, from pharma to doctors to hospitals to device manufacturers, has carved out one form of special consideration or another.

    There is no metric, other than survival rate on a few specific diseases, by which the US is the best in the world.

  12. Falcor on October 20, 2013 at 16:07 said: “Was the private sector healthcare being provided prior to ACA an effective system?”

    Yes, the best in the world…. for everyone in the USA, visitors from other countries, and illegal aliens.

    I will supply a companion question: “Is the healthcare being provided UNDER ACA an effective system?”

    NO.

    My father is a retired doctor and doctors and nurses are leaving the profession in droves because the government is screwing up the medical profession.

    On top of all the other problems, there won’t be enough doctors and nurses to provide people with the health care that the ACA will fail to pay for.

    Remember: Under the National Health Service in England, my mother received atrocious health care that left her clinically dead three times.

  13. Nobody on October 20, 2013 at 16:58 said: ““We had the best healthcare system in the world.” For you, yes. For the destitute and the working poor, no.”

    WRONG. For EVERYBODY. If the destitute and working poor show up at the emergency room, they will get medical care, and the hospital cannot refuse them service.

    And while we are at it, those liberal policies are CREATING MORE and MORE destitute and working poor.

    Liberals love the poor…. that’s why liberal policies create so many MORE poor every year.

  14. Nobody on October 20, 2013 at 16:58 said: “And that’s not even getting into the fact that ours costs twice as much because every special interest involved, from pharma to doctors to hospitals to device manufacturers, has carved out one form of special consideration or another.”

    Translation: Lawyers.

    Yes, we should enact tort reform and overhaul and reform the legal profession, the courts, and the legal system.

    But lawyers as a whole donate to Democrats, so don’t hold your breath.

  15. “On top of all the other problems, there won’t be enough doctors and nurses to provide people with the health care that the ACA will fail to pay for.”

    How lost are you?

    You’re complaining that we shouldn’t give citizens health insurance because there aren’t enough doctors to treat them?

    Did you ever think the answer might be to make more doctors?

    Christ, what kind of bullshit goes through your head.

  16. “We had the best healthcare system in the world.”

    For you, yes. For the destitute and the working poor, no. There are more of the them than there are of you. Therefore, for most US citizens, this is not the best healthcare system in the world.…Falcor

    Have you ever heard of Medicaid? It served the destitute and working poor.

    If you think that the ‘destitute’ and ‘working poor’ constitute the majority, you are mistaken. Of course, under the Omaba economy, we’ll get there soon enough.

    The vast majority of Americans were quite satisfied with their health insurance. Of course, Omabacare isn’t about healthcare, it’s about power and control. Power for the government, control over the people- that is always the goal of socialists like Omaba.

    Why do ‘liberals’ (actually, lockstep conformists) like you want to be led-around by the nose, like cattle? Is it that you can’t see through the facade of ‘caring?’

  17. “Yes, we should enact tort reform and overhaul and reform the legal profession, the courts, and the legal system.”

    Malpractice insurance and awards add 2% to the cost of health care. Next excuse?

  18. “WRONG. For EVERYBODY. If the destitute and working poor show up at the emergency room, they will get medical care, and the hospital cannot refuse them service.”

    No, you are the one who is wrong. By any measure of outcomes for the total population, we lag most of the industrialized world. When you strip out the poor, we improve to near the top.

    You don’t measure health care by the simple fact of having it. You measure it by outcomes. Ours are not number one.

  19. “Of course, Omabacare isn’t about healthcare, it’s about power and control. Power for the government, control over the people- that is always the goal of socialists like Omaba.”

    Of course, that sentence isn’t about Obamacare, it’s about an ineffectual white guy being resentful of a changing world. That’s always the point of conservatives like Rick.

    “Why do ‘liberals’ (actually, lockstep conformists) like you want to be led-around by the nose, like cattle?”

    What a humorous misreading of both liberals and conservatives. Just read this blog. Every conservative here mouths the same brainless slogans, including the claim that liberals are actually the ones who follow their leaders like lemmings. Liberals rarely agree on anything.

    How sad it must be to live in a bubble as small as Rick’s.

  20. Falcor on October 20, 2013 at 23:12 said: “How lost are you? You’re complaining that we shouldn’t give citizens health insurance because there aren’t enough doctors to treat them?”

    How many times does it need to be spelled out?

    Government meddling screws things up.

    When the government gets involved, government makes a mess of things.

    As for the military, where do you think the acronym S.N.A.F.U. — “Situation Normal, All F***D UP” comes from? It comes from soldiers complaining about how the military bureaucracy mucked things up even during wars.

  21. Falcor, if the private sector was allowed to own the Sahara desert, in 25 years (it is big) it would be a well-irrigated garden.

    If the government takes over the health care industry, it will be a wasteland.

    In 25 years no one will be able to get health care.

    You can’t seem to grasp the concept: Government is the problem. Government screws things up.

  22. Nobody on October 21, 2013 at 09:54 said: “Malpractice insurance and awards add 2% to the cost of health care. Next excuse?”

    NO, checks written are a tiny fraction of the cost.

    Wasteful, duplicative medical treatment ordered by doctors to cover their rears costs tens of billions of dollars of unnecessary medical care. Similar factors affect medical equipment and devices.

    The cost of a broken and dysfunctional legal system upon the health care industry is not limited to actual payouts in court.

  23. That’s not just payouts in courts. That’s all the insurance premiums as well.

    “Tens of billions” still comes to 2% of a $2 trillion system.

    It’s just not a major driver of cost increases in medicine, no matter what Daddy tells you.

  24. You can’t seem to grasp the concept: Government is the problem. Government screws things up.

    Stated another way, you mean that groups of people given a monopoly on violence and coercion are the problem. But perhaps the problem is the monopoly and not the fact that violence and coercion exist. Because that’s the point of the Founder’s philosophy in which violence is decentralized into militias and coercion based on violence is limited, divided, checked and balanced in so far as that’s possible. The interesting thing about it is that modern conservatives DO NOT believe that government is the problem. So there isn’t a false flag that they won’t rally around or a military industrial complex that they don’t want to create more debt/money out of nothing for, apparently.

    But then you come to the poor and begin preaching the dangers of the government’s monopoly on coercion and expect your “limited government” philosophy to be taken seriously? And that is within the context of the abject failure of conservatives and Republicans to deal with or even put two words together about the manipulation of the government’s monopoly on violence and coercion by private banksters that is ALREADY being waged on the poor. There is no war on poverty in reality, if there was then banksters would be in prison and financial terrorists would be executed.

    The liberals are probably going to screw things up even more than conservatives though, if that’s even possible in a world in which Romney Inc. would probably have had us fighting over Iran’s path to the sea by now. This is due mainly to the fact that what conservatives and liberals seem to think is happening, that their representative government/violence/coercion is spending money/debt into existence out of nothing for infrastructure projects or on a “war on poverty” and so forth… isn’t actually happening. What is actually happening is that both liberals and conservatives borrowing money/debt into existence from international bankers that may make a move to collapse the American economy and buy up yet more assets in the real world on the cheap with all of their debt/money at any time. What you’re trying to spend or borrow into existence for the sake of warfare or welfare will only keep increasing in cost, which will cause more warfare and less welfare.

    Perhaps eventually the international bankers will have their own mercenaries without any illusions of democracy or the patriotism of Team America, World Police involved. But Red Team and Blue Team seem intent to keep their brain bashing games going and have been doing that for some time even as the war on poverty is lost and those that take the warfare side come back limbless to their closed war memorials because there’s not enough “debt”/money… so perhaps not. But all this entertainment has a high cost, doesn’t it? (Here’s a solution… put Cruz and Obama in an Octagon and have them engage in a brainless bashing competition. They probably can’t harm each other anyway. And to the victor, goes the “debt”/money…)

    This isn’t government run healthcare or a government run economy where the principles of limited government/violence/coercion apply. As it’s generally all already owned and operated by banksters. And now their man within the growing oligarchy has forced people to incorporate whatever debt/money they have left into increasingly large pools of paper ponzi… when it’s unlikely that the banker’s ponzi will continue to hold value or that the cost of healthcare, priced in petrodollars, will stay the same. You blame government when it’s possible that the government’s monopoly of violence/coercion directed at bankers may be the only answer. Because it’s people screw things up, not abstractions like “the government”…

    So long as Congress continues to refuse to be Constitutional and/or local leaders refuse to try to create money out of nothing for we the people to the extent that’s possible, all of these problems will continue to tend to spring from the root of all evil. Kind of ironic that it’s just accounting, created from nothing. But given all the Mega Church Inc. clergy that can’t put two words together about usury, the political lackeys and oligarchs promoting the religion of the Almighty Dollar or the police $tate sell outs and the mercenaries in the military industrial complexes and so forth that all begin to emerge from the bowels of the body politic to surround and protect the root of all evil… perhaps one can’t minimize the power that comes with the ability to create accounting systems money/debt based on nothing but the unconscious forms of corruption and inability to rule/measure for themselves typical to most sheeple.

    Ironically, these days people don’t even require that the Wizard of Oz actually owns the yellow brick road in the first place. As all the smoke and mirrors at the end of the road are too entertaining, apparently…

    But I still go back to the veterans coming home limbless to open air war memorials that have been closed due to a lack of debt/money and so forth. Little wonder that Ted Cruz is hated by most people, they probably sense that he’s either a charlatan or so misguided that it isn’t even funny. Although it’s the entertainer in chief that’s responsible for closing the memorials and convincing people that they don’t have enough of the debt/money of the bankers too.

    Anyway, with respect to the limbless veterans… this show would be more entertaining if it wasn’t so expensive.

  25. “As for the military, where do you think the acronym S.N.A.F.U. — “Situation Normal, All F***D UP” comes from? It comes from soldiers complaining about how the military bureaucracy mucked things up even during wars”

    Very little of the ass pain felt at the lower levels has anything to do with “bureaucracy.”

    It is often a large number of self inflicted wounds do to total lack of engagement, and competence by SNCOs, Sgts, and Company grade officers.

  26. You are so stupid about SNAFU, small unit leadership is what makes our military superior to all others.

  27. mynym on October 21, 2013 at 12:26 said: “You can’t seem to grasp the concept: Government is the problem. Government screws things up.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Stated another way, you mean that groups of people given a monopoly on violence and coercion are the problem.”

    Yes, a monopoly is the problem. Private sector monopolies tend to be screwed up, too. Transactions based on violence and coercion also do not motivate ”

    ” But perhaps the problem is the monopoly and not the fact that violence and coercion exist”

    I think both

  28. “See a pattern?”

    No, but I see a crank who has been whining for 20 years about how people in Delaware just don’t appreciate his genius. Why don’t you move elsewhere and start again? We don’t want you.

  29. By the way, flyboy, you ought to read the whole link on Medicare. It doesn’t say what you think it does.

  30. Seriously: BREAKING: NFL Team Paid $130,000 To Popularize Obamacare

    I guess they’ll need to be on the good side of Democratic oligarchs for all the concussions and so forth caused by their brain bashing games?

    Too bad that almost no one will get more or better healthcare in the real world based on Obamacare.

    It probably would have been better to just give the poor some ponzi directly and hope that they didn’t use it to become more morbidly obese and so forth. Or perhaps an EBT card that applied to healthcare, so they could actually or possibly… or at least have had the opportunity to afford healthcare. Not that they actually would, even if they were given ponzi directly.

    In any event, the idea of a website and all the rest of it seems to be going well. By the time they’re done redistributing or figuring out how to redistribute, everyone will be worse off than they would have been if do gooders.gov had simply left things alone. (Or again… just given poor people an extra portion of ponzi directly and watched the price of fatty foods and cigarettes inflate faster than the price of healthcare, most likely. Sheesh.)

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