Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The Usual Suspects; Poll: Who Do You Trust More With Reporting The ObamaCare Enrollment Numbers? Republicans In Congress Trusted Twice As Much As Democrats In Congress

From Breitbart, the ten most responsible for this debacle, in reverse order, the usual suspects:
  • SEN. MARY LANDRIEU (D-LA): “If you like the insurance that you have, you'll be able to keep it.” (MSNBC’s Hardball, 12/16/09)
  • SEN. KAY HAGAN (D-NC): “We need to support the private insurance industry so that people who have insurance they're happy with can keep it while also providing a backstop option for people without access to affordable coverage.” (“Republicans Vent As Other Compromise Plans Get Aired,” National Journal’s Congress Daily, 6/18/09)
    SEN. MARK BEGICH (D-AK): “If you got a doctor now, you got a medical professional you want, you get to keep that. If you have an insurance program or a health care policy you want of ideas, make sure you keep it. That you can keep who you want.”
  • SEN. MICHAEL BENNET (D-CO): “We should begin with a basic principle: if you have coverage and you like it, you can keep it. If you have your doctor, and you like him or her, you should be able to keep them as well. We will not take that choice away from you.”
  • SEN. PATTY MURRAY (D-WA): “Again, if you like what you have, you will be able to keep it. Let me say this again: If you like what you have, when our legislation is passed and signed by the President, you will be able to keep it.” (Sen. Murray, Congressional Record, S.6400, 6/10/09)
  • SEN. TOM HARKIN (D-IA): “One of the things we put in the health care bill when we designed it was the protection for consumers to keep the plan they have if they like it; thus, the term ‘grandfathered plans.’ If you have a plan you like --existing policies--you can keep them. …we said, if you like a plan, you get to keep it, and you can grandfather it in.” (Sen. Harkin, Congressional Record, S.7675-6, 9/29/10)
  • SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): “If you like your insurance, you keep it.” (U.S. Senate, Finance Committee, Bill Mark-Up, 9/24/09)
  • SEN. DICK DURBIN (D-IL): “This bill before us on the Senate floor makes it clear that if you have an insurance policy that you like, you can keep it. If you like the doctor that you're currently doing business with, you can continue to use that doctor.” (Sen. Durbin, Teleconference, 12/4/09)
  • SEN. HARRY REID (D-NV):“In fact, one of our core principles is that if you like the health care you have, you can keep it.” (Sen. Reid, Congressional Record, S.8642, 8/3/09)
  • SEN. MAX BAUCUS (D-MT): “That is why one of the central promises of health care reform has been and is: If you like what you have, you can keep it. That is critically important. If a person has a plan, and he or she likes it, he or she can keep it.” (Sen. Baucus, Congressional Record, S.7676, 9/29/10)
 *************************************** is reporting (with a great graphic):
As you can see, almost twice as many people trust Fox than the President.
Notice, too, how little CBS, CNN, NBC, Administration officials, and Democrats in Congress are trusted.
Maybe it's because such folk were all behind the President pushing this program before it crashed before our very eyes.
In addition, Fox News Channel is killing the other networks in primetime and in the critical demographics (previously reported).

With regard to who do folks trust the most on ObamaCare numbers?
  • Fox News: 19
  • Friends and Family: 17
  • The President: 11
  • NPR: 10
  • Your insurance company: 9
  • Your local TV news: 6
  • Republicans in Congress: 4
  • MSNBC: 3
  • BBC News: 3
  • CNN: 3
  • CBS: 2
  • NBC: 2
  • Wall Street Journal: 2
  • Your local daily newspaper: 2
  • Obama spokespeople: 2
  • Democrats in Congress: 2

There was a headline that colleges are starting to cancel student health insurance. Why is that a headline? Why wouldn't they? Under ObamaCare children up to the age of 26 years of age must be carried on parents' insurance. There are two exceptions -- the health insurance program for President Obama and Congress; and the military health program, known as Tricare.


Why has almost no one signed for ObamaCare? Hint: it's not because of the webpage. Let's see if I can guess. I haven't read the article yet, just the headline. I suggest "sticker shock." MarketWatch is reporting their answer: procrastination.

I'm sure that's what Ms Sebelius is telling the president. Don't worry, sir. They are simply procrastinating. 

I don't consider "procrastination" a very good answer. Why are they procrastinating?

But if, maybe they should have given incentives to be early enrollees. 

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