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Obamacare an Albatross for Dems in Midterms

Obamacare an Albatross for Dems in Midterms

Planned rate increases won’t be revealed until after the election, but people know it’s coming.

Some people think Obamacare is ancient history and Democrats would certainly like to believe that but it’s still an important issue.

Byron York of the Washington Examiner explains the how and why:

Who says Obamacare isn’t major factor in midterms?

Some Democrats and their advocates in the press believe Obamacare, a year into implementation, is no longer much of a factor in the midterm elections. But no one has told Republican candidates, who are still pounding away at the Affordable Care Act on the stump. And no one has told voters, especially those in states with closely contested Senate races, who regularly place it among the top issues of the campaign.

In Arkansas, Republican challenger Tom Cotton is pulling ahead of incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor partly on the strength of a relentless focus on Obamacare. Cotton’s newest ad attacks Pryor over the law, as did two of Cotton’s four previous ads.

“In our polling, [Obamacare] continues to be just as hot as it’s been all year long,” says a source in the Cotton campaign. “If you look at a word cloud of voters’ biggest hesitation in voting for Mark Pryor, the two biggest words are ‘Obama’ and ‘Obamacare.’ Everything after that is almost an afterthought.”

Voters have every reason to be suspicious. It turns out there are some things we won’t be told until after the election.

Valerie Richardson of the Washington Times has the story:

Obamacare website won’t reveal insurance costs for 2015 until after election

Those planning to purchase health insurance on the Obamacare exchange will soon find out how much rates have increased — after the Nov. 4 election.

Enrollment on the website begins Nov. 15, or 11 days after the midterm vote, and critics who worry about rising premium hikes in 2015 say that’s no coincidence. Last year’s inaugural enrollment period on the health-care exchange began Oct. 1.

“This is more than just a glitch,” said Tim Phillips, president of free-market Americans for Prosperity, in a Friday statement. “The administration’s decision to withhold the costs of this law until after Election Day is just more proof that Obamacare is a bad deal for Americans.”

The most transparent administration ever.


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The public didn’t want the ACA before it was passed and the public didn’t learn to like it as the politicians expected so those politicians should suffer the consequences of running a dictatorship instead of a representative government.

One of the Republican failures this election cycle is not to have had a national campaign that lists and publicizes all of the bad, middle-class destroying, actions that obama has put off until after the election.

Karen Sacandy | October 26, 2014 at 9:51 am

It’s fascinating, how true it’s turned out to be, that federal government involvment in medical insurance means every aspect of its implementation is now political, and obviously so.