The title of a recently released Reuters article is “Obamacare is on the horizon, but will enough people sign up? (Web-site/URL: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/05/us-usa-healthcare-enrollment-idUSBRE94403Y20130505).
According to Senator Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat, “There is reason to be VERY CONCERNED about what’s going to happen with YOUNG PEOPLE. IF their (insurance) premiums SHOOT UP, I can tell you, that is going to WASH INTO the United States Senate in a hurry”. There are TWO things to note here. First it’s NOT as if we need anything else to be “very concerned” about. We have MORE THAN ENOUGH “concerns” already. Secondly/On top of this, Wyden is saying “wash into the United States Senate” because WYDEN HIMSELF is up for re-election in 2014 (Web-site/URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Wyden).
“Senator Max Baucus, a chief architect of the reform law, said federal outreach efforts deserve A FAILING GRADE so far and could be heading for a “HUGE TRAIN WRECK.” He criticized Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for THE SCANT INFORMATION her department has provided“. The President and his advisers are being HELD HOSTAGE/STYMIED by CONGRESS. They are as responsible as the President for this “train wreck”, if not MORE SO.
According to an EXASPERATED Democratic Senate aide, “Why in late April CAN’T they (Obama administration officials) show us ANY of what they’ve got planned? The rollout plan SHOULD ALREADY BE IN EXISTENCE“. “exasperated”, again, of course, is the latest/another example of FRUSTRATION and again, THERE IS PLENTY OF FRUSTRATION TO GO ROUND (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI).
According to Paul Starr, “a Princeton University professor and former health adviser to President Bill Clinton”, “I DON’T see how what they’re planning to do is going to be adequate. The RESOURCES are TOO LIMITED, the (law’s) penalties are TOO WEAK and ELITE opposition in much of the country will UNDERMINE” enrollment” again obviously,
“A Kaiser Family Foundation poll found that 77 percent of Americans know little or nothing about exchanges, while 40 percent ERRONEOUSLY think reforms create a government panel to make end-of-life decisions for people on Medicare”.
“An April (2013) survey of 1,003 people by HealthPocket, an online company that helps consumers find insurance, also found that the law’s penalty for not buying coverage WOULD NOT induce (i.e. force) most 25-to-34-year-olds or 18-to-24-year-olds to purchase it”.
“Obama this week defended the pace of implementation, telling reporters that the government was working hard to “make sure that we’re hitting all the deadlines and the benchmarks” even with the challenge of building the new online exchanges”. “That’s still a BIG, COMPLICATED piece of business“, adding the task was made harder by a dedicated Republican opposition still determined to block the law’s implementation”. We’ve got MORE THAN ENOUGH “big (and) complicated” things in the world today already and “Republican opposition” will only get STRONGER, with the 2014 ELECTIONS coming up
According to Ron Pollack of the advocacy group Families USA
Finally, Jennifer Duffy of the Cook Political Report finished off: “We have to see how BAD it is. This issue BLOWING UP on
The conclusion to this article is interesting because the title includes the term OBAMACARE (the DEROGATORY term for HEALTHCARE REFORM). Does this mean that REUTERS is THE SECOND GOP network after FOX NEWS?