Obamacare – The Disaster coming to an Exchange near you
In case you missed it, both parties were trying to negotiate an Obamacare exemption for Congress – in secret. A couple of things. First – How stupid are the Republicans? Why would they help the Dems AND indict themselves in the process? As for the Democrats, they are starting to realize Obama isn’t on another ballot – ever, but they are in 2014. It won’t be pretty. Maybe you should have read the damn bill first Nancy.
The New York Times thinks Democrats are getting mighty nervous about the rollout of ObamaCare, too — and angry:
Democratic senators, at a caucus meeting with White House officials, expressed concerns on Thursday about how the Obama administration was carrying out the health care law they adopted three years ago.
Democrats in both houses of Congress said some members of their party were getting nervous that they could pay a political price if the rollout of the law was messy or if premiums went up significantly.
According to the NYT report, the White House has finally started to realize that employers will cut hours in order to avoid the costs of ObamaCare, but apparently have no idea how to address it:
Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Democrat of New Hampshire, who is up for re-election next year, said, ”We are hearing from a lot of small businesses in New Hampshire that do not know how to comply with the law.”
In addition, Mrs. Shaheen said, ”restaurants that employ people for about 30 hours a week are trying to figure out whether it would be in their interest to reduce the hours” of those workers, so the restaurants could avoid the law’s requirement to offer health coverage to full-time employees.
The White House officials ”acknowledged that these are real concerns, and that we’ve got to do more to address them,” Mrs. Shaheen said.