Former senior White House adviser David Plouffe
expects up to 8 million Americans will sign up for insurance on Healthcare.gov by March 2014 and that President Barack Obama will benefit politically when they do.
“There’s a huge interest out there,” Plouffe said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.” “People want healthcare. They’re going to be able to get healthcare.”
This would be great, if Healthcare.gov was about receiving healthcare. Unfortunately, it’s not. Healthcare.gov is about signing up for health insurance, which can cost up to $20,000 per year for a family of four.
But Plouffe isn’t about to let facts affect his opinions:
“I’m confident, in a few months from now, those trust numbers are going to come up,” he said. “It’s just a fact, and it may take until 2017, when this president leaves office, you’re going to see almost every state in this country running their own exchanges eventually and expanding Medicaid, and I think it’ll work really well then.”
Very interesting. Especially since only 16-1/2 states have set up healthcare exchanges (from obamacarefacts.com):
But the comedy just keeps on coming from Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, who demonstrates what can happen in a democracy when you import third-world immigrants and let them vote:
“This Web site is technology,” Ellison said.
Wow, really? Thanks, Keith. I didn’t know that before. Websites be technology, yo!
Rep. Ellison continues:
“We’re getting to point where, yes, there a few problems we’re working through now but we can see the end of that era and to a new time when people will be able to get sick and get care and not worry about being dropped and not worry about going bankrupt.”
The hilarity continues:
When millions of Americans, to their surprise, were dumped by their insurers following the rollout of the Affordable Care Act in October, Obama owned up to the issue, Ellison said.
“Even though he might have said if you like your decent insurance then you can keep it, I think that people really get that,” he said, referring to the fact that the majority of those receiving cancellation notices had policies that lacked basic consumer protections. “He owned it. I think that shows integrity.”
See! Obama said he’s sorry. Everything’s gonna be OK!!!
Sarcasm aside, it’s high time we redefine the word integrity. I don’t think it means what politicians seem to think it means…