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    Why Go Through the Motions? Obamacare Has Been Done and Cannot Easily Be Undone Even For Political Gain.

     
    The President has decided to go ahead and extend an individual’s ability to purchase health insurance plans that would be considered substandard by the Affordable Care Act until 2016. The problem with doing this is that it is hard to undo what has already been done.

    Some state insurance commissioners are saying, sure Mr. President say what you will be we are not going to go back and do this; what’s done is done.

    Insurers have spent years getting ready for the implementation of Obamacare and many are not prepared to go back to what what they were doing before.

    To get this extension you must be going back to the plan you had in 2013; if you changed jobs or plans since then, you are out of luck.

    So, I ask everyone, what was the point in making this extension? Is it purely political? And if it is, is anyone really fooled by the gesture? Will you stand by and cheer when politicians tell us that they did right by the promise that the president made about “If you like your plan, you can keep your plan, period”?

    But, maybe our nation will buy it. We certainly have forgotten that the President stood before the nation right before our government shut down and said “I will not negotiate” (about Obamacare). Looking back I am sure that 9 out of 10 Americans would still blame the Republicans for the shutdown. Whether those 9 out of 10 could articulate why they feel that way is debatable.

    But the fact of the matter is the line in the sand was drawn about Obamacare. While Republicans wanted a full repeal of the law, they were willing to negotiate; they were willing to settle for delaying some of the provisions of Obamacare but the president said “I will not negotiate”.

    Now months later we see the President capitulating on the things that he would not negotiate about. The same things that caused our government to shut down. Why is no political strategist capitalizing on this fact?

    Sometimes I think that the real people that control our government just don’t want republicans to win. Honestly, the republicans have to be the stupidest people ever when it comes to playing up their strengths while pointing out the flaws of their opponents.

    Is anyone fooled by these political shenanigans? Will this move work to save Senate seats? Or is it just something else to talk about other than how bad our economy is doing, or how all the loss of life and limb in Iraq and Afghanistan seem to have amounted to no real gains in those countries, how our nation is spying on us. How the IRS unfairly targeted some groups filing for non-profit status.

    How do you feel about the extension?

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