George Will on latest ObamaCare “fixes”: This is like watching government by teenagers

posted at 9:31 am on December 14, 2013 by Erika Johnsen

What a week. It’s almost like the Obama administration doesn’t even care anymore about keeping up the slightest appearance of abiding by the rule of law, let alone having any semblance of an idea about what the heck it is they’re doing. Their endless parade of fixes is really putting insurance companies to work, practically begging them to cover the marks of their own egregious ineptitude by providing their new insurees more time to pay for coverage (and putting the onus on the insurance companies, of course, conveniently makes it all the easier to shift the blame their way when people do find themselves without insurance — or their doctors, or their drugs — come January 1st). It certainly didn’t take long for the whole program to deteriorate into a touch-and-go scenario of downright petulant proportions, as George Will noted on Friday evening, via RCP:

We have a great sense this week again of the making it up as they go along, as kind of government by teenagers. And we’ve instituted a new phrase this week, which is “retroactive coverage,” and it goes like this, I gather. You lose your coverage under Obamacare because you had a substandard plan from a lemon, whatever they call them — insurance company. And you may have enrolled but you may not have sent your premium in. So, on January 1st, hungover from a night of celebrating the end of 2013, you’ve come down the stairs and you break your leg. Now what do you do? Are you covered or are you not? There is a great fear that there’s going to be a wave all across the country of people who have fallen into this hole where they’ve either not paid or not paid all and the companies are asked to pretend that they’ve been paid the premiums. This is retroactive coverage.


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The reason Sebilius hasn’t been canned is because she is doing a bang-up job bringing on the major suck. Full steam ahead!

John the Libertarian on December 14, 2013 at 5:04 PM

It is apparent that he IQ of our modern day goverment could not hold a candle to the Founders of this nation. Murphy’s Law seems to be the most prevalent thing going in our cities, state and federal gvernments. Ineptitude runs rampant.

savage24 on December 14, 2013 at 6:00 PM

Remember, the Democrats abandoned people who actually have brains in 2012. They lost the college graduate vote, while wildly increasing their already-record share of the high school dropout vote to 80% (even higher in some Blue states).

Del Dolemonte on December 14, 2013 at 5:02 PM

As little credit as I give them, I often find I’m still giving them too much.

NukeRidingCowboy on December 14, 2013 at 6:10 PM

To see that it was a serious comment is… disappointing, to put it in an understated way.

NukeRidingCowboy on December 14, 2013 at 4:32 PM

Even as a troll, parmesan is “disappointing”.

It’s hard to believe that s/he/it actually maintains that it is a graduate of Harvard Law.
Not to mention that it claims intellectual superiority to RWM.

Solaratov on December 14, 2013 at 8:54 PM

When are the ‘checks and balances’ going to force this administration to follow the rule of law and the constitution???

RedManBlueState on December 15, 2013 at 3:06 AM

George Will on latest ObamaCare “fixes”: This is like watching government by teenagers

Teenage wasteland.

rukiddingme on December 15, 2013 at 3:13 AM

I don’t know if congress has the power to fire a cabinet member or anyone else except their own staff but to try it they would be committing a war on women. We all know how this would turn out with the media. It wouldn’t be as bad as causing the shutdown but close. It is amazing to watch, though, to find out that there are so many really stupid dems in our govt.

Kissmygrits on December 15, 2013 at 8:32 AM

This is like the candidates for class president promising free lunches at the cafeteria.

flataffect on December 15, 2013 at 4:32 PM

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