Democrats Will Fix What Democrats Broke

soviet1AVIFrom The New York Times:

Ezekiel J. Emanuel, who helped devise the Affordable Care Act, has a vision for how it will eventually work. Democrats hope it will not materialize anytime soon.

Hence, the illegal delays.

Mr. Emanuel expects the law to produce an unadvertised but fundamental shift in where most working Americans get their health insurance — specifically, a sharp drop in the number of employers who offer coverage to their workers.

But we knew that.

Powerline reported that “the administration expected 51% of all employer plans to be terminated as a result of Obamacare. That is the mid-range estimate; the high-end estimate was 69%. So as of 2010, the Obama administration planned that most Americans with employer-sponsored health care plans would lose them, whether they liked those plans or not.”

Back to the Times article:

That scale of change would dwarf what took place last fall, when a political firestorm erupted over President Obama’s “if you like your plan you can keep it” pledge.

When President Obama was caught in a serial lie, you mean?

His former colleagues in the Obama White House say there is no evidence the law will bring “the end of employer-sponsored insurance,” as Mr. Emanuel puts it in his new book….

Of course not.

By his estimation, the proportion of private-sector workers who receive health care from employers will fall below 20 percent by 2025. Currently, just under 60 percent of private-sector workers get health care from employers….

And the workforce participation rate hit its lowest point in 35 years in December, at that.

Currently, eh? I wonder what the percentage was before Democrats rode the economy and the healthcare insurance sector into the ground?

The American system of employer-provided health insurance was an accident of history spawned by wage controls during World War II. Employers were limited in giving employees raises, so many decided to reward workers with heavily subsidized health care instead….

Well, that much is true. Thank you, Democrats!

Oh, did the Times forget to mention it was Democrats that brought that about? Dang.

Right now, an end to employer-paid health care is about the last thing Democrats want, especially as they face midterm elections in a defensive crouch after the administration’s bungled rollout of the health care law last fall. “It would be a big, big problem politically”….

That’s a pretty safe bet.

“If you’re happy with it and your employer’s happy with it, keep it,” the president said at one point….

At one point??????

Spinning like a top on meth.

“By 2025, few private-sector employers will still be providing health insurance,” Mr. Emanuel writes in his book.

That assumes this monstrosity continues unchecked until then.

I wouldn’t bet on that, Zeke.


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