Last October, America witnessed Obama’s long-awaited insurance plan finally be initiated and become an instant hit, with a whopping amount of six people signing up just on the first day. The insurance plan did even better in the days that followed and 248 people had enrolled for the program by Oct. 3.
Even better, the website itself has always been extremely reliable. When it first went up, it only crashed about every five minutes and accessing enrollment forms was just no problem as long as you were a technological genius. Democratic officials have even quieted concerns by explaining that 7 million people are expected to enroll in the insurance program by 2014 and everyone knows from experience that the American government is always accurate and honest when it comes to expectations for improvement.
Yet, somehow, people are still complaining. So what if loads of people ultimately wind up losing their current healthcare insurance? It can’t hurt to step on a couple million toes as long as the Affordable Healthcare Act gets to stay. It could end up being a major hit–or train-wreck–in the end and, as we’ve always seen with the government’s decisions, the ends always justifies the means.
Democrats in particular should be ecstatic about Obamacare’s progress. Since the law has been implemented, the President’s poll numbers have been dropping like flies, which can only be good for officials who are tired of their jobs and are ready to quit politics forever. Working for the government is too stressful, anyway.
If that’s not enough Obamacare-induced benefit, the Democrats finally get to one-up the Republicans for the other budget-related mishap this year. Now that Obamacare is doing so well, Republicans have lost their moment in the sun for the semi-disastrous government shutdown. Nothing makes a party more popular than when they’re seen as overwhelmingly political, so at least the Republicans have that trump card in their back pockets.
Even though the insurance law seems to be doing so well, Obama still felt the need to make changes in the fine print. Insurance companies now have another year to continue to sell private insurance to people and businesses that were previously cancelled due to the onset of the new law. Way to stick to your guns, Mr. President.
Backlash of the insurance law has had strange effects on Democratic officials in red states as well. For some reason, Sen. Mary Landrieu had been pushing for a bill to bring back cancelled insurance policies in violation of the law even before old Barry could come forward with his “quick fix.” Sen. Mark Begich decided to enroll in Obamacare exchange and refuse to take any kind of federal subsidy, perhaps because he’s gunning for a reelection next year.
In fact, only a small number of politicians have openly expressed their confidence in the new healthcare plan’s future. Most of them are actually distancing themselves from the policy, no doubt in fear of being connected to a complete failure of an endeavor.
Talk about ye of little faith.
An Editorial by: Hend Salah