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April 22, 2014

Democrat Rep. Steven Lynch: The Worst Parts of Obamacare Are Yet to Come

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A Democrat that is willing to actually tell the truth about Obamacare?

Yep, they actually exist, and in this short and edited clip by Boston Herald Radio Massachusetts Democrat Rep. Steven Lynch tells Boston Herald Radio that the worst is yet to come and its "going to hit the fan" ... there are still Obamacare taxes to be implemented, like the ones on 'cadillac' insurance plans, that are coming and they are really going to hurt both unions and employers. Add to this all the stuff that has been postponed because it simply isn't palatable (hat tip - The Right Scoop):

"There are parts of Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act, that were postponed because they are unpalatable, ... The "Cadillac tax" that goes into effect in a few years and taxes employer health plans over a certain value, will be "the first time in this country's history that we have actually taxed health care."

... "We will lose seats in the House," ..."I am fairly certain of that based on the poll numbers that are coming out from the more experienced pollsters down there, and I think we may lose the Senate." ...

Via Mediaite:
[...] Lynch did not mince words when he said that the Democrats' dire political straits are "primarily because of health care."

The elements of the law that Lynch cited which have yet to kick in are only some of the more onerous aspects of the law that continues to tick ominously like the economic time-bombs they are. Many analysts believe that the flood of cancelled individual insurance plans that characterized the law's early implementation period was merely a prelude to when (or, as former White House Press Sec. Robert Gibbs said, if) the ACA's employer mandate is enacted.

While the White House and their allies in the press have seized on a Congressional Budget Office report that predicts insurance premium rates will increase at a slower rate than in years past, some health insurers continue to predict double-digit premium increases for some marketplaces in 2015. Others warn that that rates could double over the next two years.

The biggest rate hikes, experts say, will occur in states that were slow to adopt aspects of the ACA. In related news, Democrats are presently defending incumbent Senate seats in six states that former Republican nominee Mitt Romney won handily in 2012. Republicans need just six seats to flip control in order to retake the Senate.

The stakes surrounding the Affordable Care Act are high. So high, in fact, that it serves some of the president's allies more to insist that the debate over the success of the ACA is "over." It would seem that no matter how many supportive blog posts are published, candid statements like those made by Lynch and others indicate that Obamacare will persist as a political problem for Democratic political aspirants and incumbents.

More here ...

You can hear the full interview here (the uncut version on Obamacare starts at the 17:47 mark.)

Posted by Hyscience at April 22, 2014 4:51 PM

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