RON HART: ObamaCare fail -- next they'll want to do your knee surgery

Published: Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 03:05 PM.

About a half billion dollars have been spent to create this mess — so far. Obama has advertised; he has even deputized his entertainment industry friends to sell ObamaCare. The Beach Boys and The Rolling Stones push ObamaCare, perhaps with the hope that the cost of their concert tickets would be covered under Medicare.

When Americans come to his site and get stuck signing up for ObamaCare, the president should get one of his NSA spies “monitoring” everyone to pop up online and offer technical advice.  Nope, that would be much too efficient for government.

It has gotten so bad that Obama angrily defended his health care plan Monday on national TV. He turned it into an infomercial for ObamaCare. He even supplied a toll-free number for folks to apply by phone, “in 150 languages.”  It turned out not to work well, and callers were just referred back to the malfunctioning website.

According to health care analyst Drew Gonhorowski, in 45 out of 50 states plans offered through ObamaCare exchanges will cost more than existing plans during the first year of the law. ObamaCare can only work if young, healthy people who rarely need insurance pay to support older citizens who consume most of the healthcare dollars.

But why would young people, who can now get insurance under the magnanimous “can’t deny you coverage because of a pre-existing condition” part of ObamaCare, even buy insurance? If they get sick, they just go get insurance then because they cannot be denied — and they save all those premiums.

Somehow Americans think that insurance companies will not increase prices when they have to cover a kid until he is 26 or he walks in with a pre-existing condition, like needing a heart transplant. These companies know how to do math, calculate probabilities and price products in the field they know best. That is why they have those big buildings and their stock values have soared since ObamaCare. And if Obama throws in a free pony for every kid, they will know how to price that in, too, so that we all pay for it. There is no such thing as a free lunch.

Somehow liberals are shocked by such a hard economic truth: Businesses charge extra when you make them provide more. Here is another news flash for liberals: Hookers don’t like to cuddle and will charge extra if you demand it.

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