Guest Post by Mara Zebest
ABC’s Rick Klein gets it right when he stated the following:
“[...] having the Democrats saying that implementing Obamacare has the potential to be a train wreck. Well now you have the prospect of a ‘Slow-Motion’ train wreck.”
Forbes goes on to report the following:
If you thought the delay in the employer mandate was bad news for Obamacare, just wait. On Friday, Sarah Kliff and Sandhya Somashekhar of the Washington Post discovered that the Obama administration had buried in the Federal Register the announcement that the government won’t be able to verify whether or not applicants for Obamacare’s insurance exchange subsidies are actually qualified for the aid, in the 16 states that are setting up their own exchanges. Instead, until at least 2015, these states will be able to “accept the applicant’s attestation [regarding eligibility] without further verification.” [...]
Read more here.
Another Forbes article explains Obamacare’s Dark Secret: The Individual Mandate is Too Weak:
Here is a chart from the Kaiser Family Foundation that breaks out the exemptions. The grey bars are people who are exempted from the mandate. The large white area in between represents the people who are eligible for the exchanges.
Read more here.
The WashingtonExaminer is sporting a headline that HHS gives up on Obamacare’s anti-fraud measures.
Also from the WashingtonExaminer is this side note observation regarding the most transparent adminstration: White House vetoes public seeing Obama’s thanks to librarians. Translation: Obama made a video to thank librarians for helping to sell Obamacare while the same White House bans the public from seeing the video.