The Los Angeles Times details how despite high hopes Obamacare deniers had for welfare-friendly Hawaii, thus far only 4,300 people have enrolled in Obama’s home state.
That’s $27,906 per enrollee. Aloha! Which, fittingly, in can be translated in English to mean "hello" and "goodbye."
And of course, 4,300 is not the number of insured people-- those who have paid for an Obamacare policy-- just the numbers of people who have completed applications. And I suspect I know what SEIU employees have been doing in their free time.
Aaaand… So do you.
I think the same people who filled out fraudulent voter registration forms might be able to handle a few fraudulent Obamacare applications in their spare time.
Just think how many more they’d be able to fill out if we raised the minimum wage.
“Democratic state Sen. Josh Green,” writes the Times, “an emergency room doctor and chairman of the Senate Health Committee, says he has been unable to get clear answers about the agency's operations and viability. He said that with $205 million in grant funds, ‘You could have actually directly paid for people's healthcare ... and begun to approach full care for everybody.’"
Yes, and a new car.
All this comes on news that 11 million lucky people who liked their insurance premiums, don’t get to keep their insurance premiums. That’s because insurers are no longer able to calculate age—the most important factor in insurance costs—into premiums.
As a result, costs are going up for young people, who don’t use the system and down for those who use the system more.
“The new health care law may raise insurance premiums for 11 million small business employees and lower rates for 6 million others,” says the Associated Press. “That's an estimate from a report by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, part of the Department of Health and Human Services. The report says higher rates are partly due to the law's requirement that premiums can no longer be based on a person's age. That has sent premiums higher for younger workers, and lower for older ones.”
It’s a very good thing we didn’t know what was in Obamacare when they passed Obamacare.
Lives might have been lost.
As it is, we see Democrats, even in liberal Hawaii, demanding answers. And solutions.
Hawaii has proposed a take over by the state for the Obamacare Exchange.
From the LA Times:
"Will it actually get us closer to the transparency and accountability that everybody's screaming for?" asked Democratic state Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey, chairman of the House Consumer Protection and Commerce Committee, which stopped short of backing a state takeover. "Making it a state agency — while on paper it may sound like we're going to address these issues ... there are other sorts of issues that are going to emerge that could actually make it an even bigger train wreck."
An even BIGGER TRAIN WRECK?
Come on. That’s not possible.
Unless of course you dropped the whole thing in the lap of the State Department Talking Points team under Hillary Clinton, in conjunction with the folks over at the Department of Energy who made “green” loans and combined it with the people who “saved” Detroit, in consultation with the award-winning Chevy Volt team, while not forgetting to ask Streets and Sanitation in Chicago to weigh in along with the Illinois Select Committee on Public Pension and Whatnot.Oh, and let’s not forget getting an assist from the folks who are negotiating with Iran over nuclear weapons and the team that put together the Syria strategy on massaging the message.
So, I suppose Hawaii Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey is correct.
In the right hands the Democrats could make Obamacare a bigger train wreck than it already is.
Aloha! Hello? Goodbye?