News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Oct. 25, 2013: The evidence just keeps mounting.
Is Barack Obama the most incompetent President in American history or what?
In the name of fairness, there have been a significant number of seriously incompetent Presidents in U.S. history but Barack Obama is clearly in the running for the coveted award as most incompetent of all. Barack has an advantage (sic) over all the others. He still has 3 years to prove just how incompetent he is as President of the United States.
Right now he is making major progress as he competes for the title with Obamacare. Ill-conceived, inappropriate, poorly structured, mislabeled, mismanaged, and in disarray. OBAMAcare is the perfect name for this boondoggle that will never work.
At the same time this week, Obama is making more major progress in his incompetence campaign, making sure most of the world leaders are pissed at him and the U.S., led by Angela Merkel for tapping into their telephone calls and accomplishing nothing but causing all kinds of new credibility problems for the U.S. government.
Alas, as Obama’s America is only published once a week, I am forced to make choices here as to what Obama outrage to focus on and Obamacare “wins” this week. It’s not even close and let me use the other media as evidence.
Let’s try this story from CBS News as an example. Here we go …
“CBS News has uncovered a serious pricing problem with HealthCare.gov. It stems from the Obama administration’s efforts to improve its health care website. A new online feature can dramatically underestimate the cost of insurance.”
“The administration announced it would provide a new “shop and browse” feature Sunday, but it’s not giving consumers the real picture. In some cases, people could end up paying double of what they see on the website, CBS News’ Jan Crawford reported Wednesday on “CBS This Morning.”
“Industry executives CBS News spoke with could not believe the government is providing these estimates, which they said were useless and could easily mislead consumers. They also said that the website repeatedly states the actual prices could be lower, but it makes no mention that they could be higher.”
Now let’s turn to the Wall Street Journal article today titled: “Botched Launch of Health Site Blamed on Poor Coordination”
Let’s dive in …
“No one in the government made sure the many complex parts of the federal health-insurance website worked together properly, and testing of the complete site didn’t take place until two weeks before its Oct. 1 launch, contractors said at the first congressional hearings into the matter.”
“Testing of the complete package took place in the final two weeks before the launch and revealed problems, contractors said. But they couldn’t name who in the government was responsible for addressing the problems or making key decisions.”
That is a great statement about the entire Obama Presidency … “they couldn’t name who in the government was responsible for addressing the problems or making key decisions.”
Back to Obamacare and this WSJ article ..
“Lawmakers repeatedly pressed the contractors to describe the decision-making process but got little insight beyond the names of a few senior officials at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, or CMS, the HHS agency in charge of the site.”
That’s enough. There’s plenty more but why bother.
But here is the real point. The fundamental FLAW in Obamacare goes way beyond its implementation. The entire program is a fraud in that it is not at all what it is presented to be. It is NOT a solution to America’s health care woes. It will NOT produce affordable health care for all. Even if these Websites worked flawlessly, Americans will still be forced to buy “products” that are not what they are advertised to be. Except at the unaffordable high end they will not provide comprehensible coverage. And when you factor in co-payments and the cost of uncovered services and drugs it will cost individuals and families who utilize forced health care for more than the supposed cost of the insurance whether or not the get subsidized by the government and tax dollars.
WHY?? Because Obamacare was NEVER what it was proposed to be.
It was ALWAYS Obama’s convoluted plan to make us think we were getting what we were not; just one more part of the never ending Obama Con. It was dead on arrival the moment that Obama decided he would only offer a plan that was acceptable to and had been approved by the health care industry beginning with the insurance companies.
It is beyond rational debate that any plan that was met with favor by this bloated, protected industry the darling of special interests that throws more lobbying money at Congress than any other that it would screw the rest of us.
How bad is it? Congress passed a law and Obama stands behind it even though it is ILLEGAL for the government to negotiate with companies in the medical industry rates for Americans even though taxpayer money is being used to pay these companies. How ridiculous is that let alone un-American? We get the government for those who can afford to buy it!
It is the irony of ironies (until it is replaced by something even more ironic in the Obama Presidency) – the right wing whackos in the Republican Party who want to destroy Obamacare because it isn’t even better for the insurance companies and not even worse for most Americans – are in fact doing the rest of us a totally unplanned big favor.
Yes Obamacare must go but for other reasons because it is not what we need and it will not solve the health care problems in America. We need real reform. We need to get control of the health care industry and the pharmaceutical companies all of who just see Americans as a group of suckers to be squeezed for every dollar of profit they can grab.
That’s enough for now. I’m going to watch the World Series and forget about Obama.
For a few hours anywhere and put this nightmare aside for awhile.
About The Writer: Arthur Piccolo is a professional writer and commentator and often writes about Latin America for New Americas.